Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I won something! Oh, and a giveaway here.

A few days ago, I stopped at my mailbox and was surprised to find a little package out there. It's always nice getting something other than bills, isn't it? My husband thinks I'm buying all these things that come to our house, and I keep assuring him that I'm winning them. Fellow blogger, Charmaine Manley, over at High Desert Diva had a recent giveaway to celebrate the 100th person to sign up to follow her blog. Readers were encouraged to leave a comment and the winner would receive a surprise gift in the mail.

And I won this gorgeous Iris Art Deco candlestick! Thanks, Charmaine!

Folks, Charmaine is an interior designer and her design site is beautiful.

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And now I've decided to hold my own giveaway because I, too, would like to celebrate the 100th person who has signed up to follow this blog. The 100th person to follow this blog is Maggie Gem so I'm giving a shout out to her. Hi there, Maggie!

To enter this giveaway, readers are asked to leave a comment on this post telling me what's the best way to contact you. I'll draw the winner of a surprise gift on Friday.

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And just because I can't resist, I'm posting another photograph in my texture series. Kacey wrote me to say that she's liking this new addiction of mine sooooo much better than the mushroom addiction I had last summer. Hey, I like mushrooms, Kacey. They stay really still when you're trying to photograph them, too.

Speaking of Kacey, head on over to her Photo of the Month contest. This month's theme was "Cold". You get three votes for this contest and there's some great entries tis month. Check it out!

And finally, to my friend and co-worker, Alisa (the real country girl around here). I miss you at work and hope you know how much we all care. Heal pretty, girl.

Until tomorrow, my friends . . .

66 comments:

Hilary said...

Congrats! Winning something is a fun surprise. Yay you!

Mental P Mama said...

yay! You are a winner! I cannot wait until the azaleas bloom for reals.

lejardengirl said...

At first I thought you were giving away that wonderful photogrpah you posted...well just email me at photogirl59101@yahoo.com I hope thats what you wanted...have a great night!

Annie said...

beautiful photo Kate...well done!

Hope the weather is being kind to you!

Annie

Debra (a/k/a Doris, Mimi) said...

Please sign me up to win, Kate. Pick me! Pick me! Lovely colors in your photo. {sigh} It makes me soooo ready for spring. I'm sick of winter.

Donna S. said...

The best way to notify me of winning :) is donnasmll@yahoo.com

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

The best way to get me is to follow my comment link to my blog and use the "Email me" link there. LOVE today's photo; very subtle hand on the texture.

Ellen said...

What a wonderful surprise on a snowy day - a Country Girl giveaway!

You can e-mail me if I win at voter1@comcast.net.

By the way, I like the gray background on your blog. It's soft and so many of your picutres just pop against it - especially the pinks.

Kris-Tell-Klear (or not) said...

A give-a-way how grand...I've never done this before so here goes
klholladay@gmail.com.

numberonesistah said...

Beautiful pic, I must say. If I'm the lucky one, then dsschow@unitedwireless.com is the way for me! Congrats on getting 100!

Anonymous said...

i love this picture too!!!
-LG

dlyn said...

Oh wow - that candlestick is so gorgeous! The prize isn't a 5x7 photograph from you of a yellow or orange flower is it? Cause I collect those from fellow photographer/blogger sorts you know. The best way to contact me is through brain waves. Or you can just use that email address you have for me. I'm good with either way. And congrats on 100 followers - that is awesome!

Sue said...

Hi Kate....you know where to find me...just follow the scent of food cooking....Sue.

Hilary said...

I LOVE your texture obsession!!! Email me at ragrugs@crazyasaloom.com

micaela6955/Michele P. said...

congrats on your win! And thanks for your generosity in holding a giveaway too! The best way to contact me would be thru my email below or leaving a comment on a recent post in my blog...I love to read the comments, so I would be sure to see it!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Flea said...

Mmm! I love the blossoms! You're right about mushrooms staying still for photographs though.

My email works just fine. :)

Gem said...

I love the texture shots! Congrats on getting 100 - I myself might have to have a giveaway if I ever get to 10. LOL Contact can be made through my place at Windy Hill.

Natarojo said...

Lovely picture Kate! And congrats on your winings! You can best reach me at kkowalik85@gmail.com

Maria said...

Ooh. Those blossoms are pretty. I like your redesign of the blog. Very clean and elegant looking and that background neutral color is extra nice.

I can't possibly win another photo, wouldn't be right. Just wanted to stop by and say hey before putting everyone to bed. :-)

Amy said...

Congratulations on winning that sweet candlestick and your photo is as usual gorgeous!!!

If I actually won something from you, contact me on my blog (so everyone can see I won something) and I'll send you my email ok? :-))

Have a super day!!!

The Smith Family said...

Winning stuff is the best! Totally a bright light in the day to day! Who doesn't love getting fun mail!
Shelley
casonshelley@gmail.com

Egghead said...

100 followers! Wow! Well you are the best you know. I am loving this texture addiction of yours.

Kristina said...

Wow your textures just keep looking more beautiful than the last! I love this one, and the new blog look!

Tiff said...

Oooh, congrats on winning such a wonderful prize!
Loving the texture experiments, they're all gorgeous.
Please count me in for the giveaway.

The Weaver of Grass said...

That last photograph has got to be cydonia japonica, I think. It has done me good to see this from here in a foot of snow. Your texture is getting better each time.

Kacey said...

Lovely photo! I do like the textures you've been doing.

Aren't the photos in this month contest fantastic? Thanks for participating.

I'm so ready for the flowers to bloom...

Mary said...

Wow, that candlestick is beautiful! Yay, you! I'm loving the textures, too. You have done some beautiful things with them!

The best way to contact me is email -- mrcarroll@optonline.net.

xoxo,
Mary

Kerri said...

That is an awesome candlestick!!

Kim said...

I love surprise mail! And your photos. unbelievably inspiring. Each and every one of them. It is such a pleasure to check in on you each post ---

best way to get in touch with me is e-mail klbarth@comcast.net.

I'm off to cross my fingers......

Kim

Pam said...

In these busy times - the best way for anyone to contact me is via e-mail-pamjgriner@yahoo.com. But, of course if the phone rings with a dinner invite...I'm THERE!!! Ah, I do love to eat and there is nothing better than being out with the girls with everyone talking a mile a minute. (Romantic dinners with my husband work too.) Congratulations on your win. Thanks for always sending your readers to great sites. And, thanks for your photography tips - my friend Debra is excited to be learning your texture technique.

High Desert Diva said...

Hey...thanks for the shout out! Glad you like the candlestick.

Love your photo...c'mon spring!

Deb said...

How lovely! I bet you will place this in a lovely spot in your home.

Tell me...this is not about the post...how do you add those links at the bottom of your post?

And...you know how to reach me ;)

Daryl said...

LOVE the new header.

Candle holder is very chic while being sweet ...

And I can be contacted via 3 different email addresses, 3 phone numbers and a blog ...

Always knew you were a winner.

Anonymous said...

I don't have a blog, but I do read yours every day. If I'm lucky enough to win, I can be reached at mtdeters@yahoo.com. Thank you. Mary

Char said...

beautiful shots! And congrats on winning. Boy, I thought I was already following your blog - sorry about not noticing before now.

thanks for helping direct people to my blog too!

ACORN said...

I am loving the texture theme. I recieved a gift for you in the mail and I actually ordered three so I could try it myself. All I can say is yummy! You know how to get me!!

Shimmy Mom said...

You know how to get a hold of me. But I wanted to say congratulations. That candle stick is beautiful. And over 100 followers WOW, that makes my 12 look pretty pathetic. Oh, well, I'm having fun and that's all that really matters.

♥hugs♥

Suzette said...

This one is my favorite of the textures. Just lovely!

Congrats on your win!

Anonymous said...

Hey - you can contact me at k_bakers@yahoo.com :-)

Anonymous said...

hey aunt kate! it's melanie i have been loving your textured pictures these last 2 weeks and that photo would look great in my apt!!!!!
melanie.diehl@gmail.com

Suzanne said...

Congrats on your win! The best way to contact me is at:
nollismom1@hotmail.com

The candleholder is just wonderful btw... as is the print you shared today. (I have a perfect spot for it!)

Carin said...

I really love all your textures you have been doing. Great look

Chocolate Cat said...

Always love dropping in and seeing your photos!! My contact details will show up with this comment!! I'd love to win.....

rilabby said...

I don't have a blog, but sure do love reading your blog and your adventures in photography.

Oliag said...

Beautiful photo! and what a beautiful candlestick you won...I don't know why I never found this site before...I've only been checking your photo a day site...

Christine said...

A hundred followers!! Oh wow! I'm impressed Kate!! I've never all my life had 10 followers. But of course, your beautiful photos draw them in like bees to honey. :D

njskog said...

I can be contacted at njskog@knology.net - and I would sure love to be!!!

Jana said...

Oooh, Kate, your textures are beautiful! Well, most of them anyway ;-) The best way to reach me is janaalexander09 at bellsouth dot net.

Amy said...

I too won something this week. Congrats! It made me realize I need to comment more on the blogs that I read! I love how you share your life with us! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

You can tell me at school. Enter me!

Margie

Weezee said...

I love your photos and the texture thing is truly interesting! You can reach me by commenting on my blog or send me George with a note in his collar! :)

Woman in a Window said...

Nice win. You do win often, don't you?

And your photo is, of course, beautiful.

cottage farm villa (cottagecharm) said...

Hi Kate, I don't know how I missed that you were having a giveaway. Oh my, I love the gift you won...how beautiful! You have really been a lucky girl lately!!

You can reach me at my email on my blog....you have it.

I would love to win, anything you giveaway...knowing it was from you would make my day! Hugs, Cheryl

Alisa said...

Thanks for the kind words Kate! Pain is subsiding a bit...at least now I can sit at my computer! Of course the first place I go is to your blog, it just makes me feel better:) I miss seeing you...

herbfarm said...

I just have to tell you how much I enjoy your blog and photography. You've inspired me to start playing with actions. Your husband is pretty darn good with the camera too. Oh, and our dogs have their own tooth brushes and liver flavored toothpaste! ei-yi-yi...
Have a good weekend.
Marcia
herbfarm@sonic.net

Amber said...

Hello! I have kinda been a little MIA since last weekend when I found out i was expecting #3 and then having deal with insurance stuff ALL week long! What a mess! But its working out. Ill be back to normal blogging self soon =)I love the photo! my email addy is amber.normandin@cox.net

Margie said...

you can always reach me at teachart1955@aol.com

Team Lee said...

I'm enjoying your blog and the pictures are beautiful. Also neat to see what you are doing with the textures. You can reach me at klteamlee@gmail.com

Thanks!

jdeere1 said...

Luv your blog!! AWESOME! If I, by chance, am the lucky winner of your give-away, you can email me through my blog: http://gardengatepunchneedlepatterns.blogspot.com/

--Kelly

Pony Girl said...

I love giveaways! Still holding out to win something one of these days, LOL! :) I keep the faith.
You can reach me through my blog or at ponygirlridesagain@gmail.com!
Happy Weekend!

~Vanessa~ said...

Lawsy Mercy, I can't believe I forgot to enter before now! Whew, glad I made it in before the deadline! You can reach me at 567-8309, er, strike that. I was having an 80's moment. You can reach me at lawsymercy@yahoo.com. Thanks for the great giveaway and congrats on your win!

e.o.w. said...

Oh, a giveaway! I can be found at mindwhisperings@gmail.com

Jackie said...

Well, it's a long shot, but if I happen to be your lucky winner, you can reach me at

maplesyrupladdie@hotmail.com

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