Friday, April 30, 2010

Southern Sweet Give~Away Winner

Congratulations Lu Lu Kellogg from Coastal Sisters, you are the winner of our Southern Sweet Give~Away!! Please Contact me with your address Sweetie!!
Huggs, Nancy
www.coeurdalenegifts.com

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Congratulations to our "Virginia" Give ~Away Winner


Congratulations to 'Fancy Farm girl' Tiffany from www.shabbyscraps.typepad.com! You are the winner of our 'Virginia' Give~Away!! I just know you will love these Vintage Laces, Trims, Buttons and Fabrics, and the Vintage 'Mother' Plate!! And since I have some of my own Vintage Millinery on hand from the Art Event I will be adding some of those too!! Send me your address and this will be on it's way to you!!

Thanks to all of you for Entering!!
Huggs, Nancy
www.coeurdalenegifts.com

A Sweet little Town Called Beauford, So. Carolina






You know with a Granddaughter on the way I have been on a Quest for the perfect 'Grandma House' In my case, 'Mimmie's House'. Well I found the house I would call 'Mimmies House' in Beauford, So. Carolina. Beauford is a cute little town with tons of Charm, and known as Americas #1 Great Small town. Here are a few pictures I thought you would enjoy from Beauford.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Southern Sweet GiveAway


Our wonderful 'Petticoats & Parasols' kicked off Thursday evening with a Evening of Sweet Treats, including our Keynote Speaker, Jo Packman, of 'Where Women Create'.
Rosalyn~Sue Smith of lilbirdstudios.typepad.com treated us to the most divine 'Southern Sugar Sweet Bar. Rosalyn~Sue designed and constructed our Sweet Bar, isn't it just adorable!! Then she filled it with Sweet Peach and Vanilla Gumballs, Taffys, and Rock Candy Sugar Sticks. The second portion of the Sweet Bar were all Home Made Southern Desserts, just divine and just the right size sweet portion. Thank~You so much Rosalyn for treating us to such a wonderful introduction to Southern Sweets!!!
And the Cocktail of the Evening was a Sweet Peach Martini, and ooooohhhh so delish!
Now, with all this Sweetness all around me I had to share some with you.
In our Sweet Giveaway we have 1/2# (7 pcs) of Original and Chocolate Pralines. 4 Gophers, 1 of each Original, White, Milk Choc. and dark Choc., so Yummy! 1 10oz bag of Carmel Corn with Praline Pecans, 1/2 # bag of soft chewy flavorful Taffy!! and it just wouldn't be complete without a jar of Peach Preserves.

To Enter: Please leave a Sweet Comment
Please subscribe to our New Mailing list.

Drawing will be held at midnight Wednesday 4~28~10

Good Luck Friends!!
Nancy
www.coeurdalenegifts.com

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Mother's Day Give~Away "Virginia"


Well I am a day late putting up this post, but as promised here is our first Mother's Day Shop Hop Give~Away. From the Antique stores of West Virgina, and Virgina. This first Give~Away is a favorite task of all the mother's I know, Sewing. The 'Mother' plate is marked Grafton W. VA. from the Carr China Co. According to the back of the plate Grafton is the Birthplace "Mother's Day"
There is a nice piece of Vintage fabric 27"x46",
over 10 yds of different Vintage laces, Vintage Buttons, Vintage Trims, and a French Ribbon Rose Pen.

To Enter please leave a post when you:
1. Become a Facebook Fan, (right sidebar)
2. Follow my Blog.
3. Follow me on Twitter
This first Give~Away ends Tues., April 27, 2010

Have a Great Day Friends!!
Huggs, Nancy
www.coeurdalenegifts.com

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Infamous Soap Box ~


From time to time I have heard the saying "I'll get off my Soap Box now" usually from someone trying to get a point or opinion of sorts across to others. To me this was always some ficticious box, until today. While Antiquing today I came across this Box. I couldn't believe it and just laughed!

So for Sharon, Pat, Lani, I Thank~you for always sharing yours with me. You have made me a believer! Let me share mine with you!



So this was my Special find for the day. And I did find something special for you. I will post the first Give away sometime tomorrow. It will be the "Virgina Give~away"

TTFN Sweet Friend!
Huggs, Nancy
www.coeurdalenegifts.com

You're Invited~


Dear Friends,
You are personally invited to join me here on my Blog for a 14 day Journey of Pure Springtime Fun! Antiquing, a Art Event in Savannah, GA, and a Special Mother's Day Shop Hop with Make Mine Pink. There will be a few Blog give~aways here with Gifts and Treasures from our Journey. So visit us daily here when you can. Most of my Blog post will likely go up in the evening from that days adventure.

So, with Glittering Magnolia's in hand, and my Car with a empty Trailer attached I say we hit the road!






Day 1, we are off from MI, across the Ohio Turnpike towards West Virgina. The Ohio Turnpike has the nicest Service Centers. They are a Tourist Info Ctr, Restaurants, Restrooms all rolled into one. Very clean and nicely spaced along the Turnpike. My first Service Center stop for a Iced Coffee Break from Gloria Beans. I pull in to my parking spot, and in my peripheral vision I see a license plate that says 'Gday MB'. I only know one MB, so I just had to snap this! But tonite as loading 'I notice it says 'Gday M8'. Oh well, the wonderful neat thoughts were there at first sight and still are.

TTFN!
Huggs, Nancy
www.coeurdalenegifts.com

Monday, April 19, 2010

May Day Basket Swap



Well I did it again, I entered another Swap. Cathy from Treasured Heirlooms really gave me the bug when I entered her 'Amour Valentines' Swap back in February.
This time a May Day Basket Swap hosted by Kari from www.artsymama.blogspot.com Melissa Danner from 'My Favorite Things' is my Swap Partner. Melissa is a Sewer, embroiderer, so this my friends was right up my alley. It was so much Creating her Basket and digging through my own collection of Vintage Fabric & Laces. So I thought I would share this with you.

This Basket I found was just perfect, in Melissa's colors, I added Millinery flowers over the pre~printed flowers on the Basket. Happily I was able to pack all that I wanted to give her.
I made the little Bird's Nest Wreath in the lower left. With Vintage Millinery, ribbons, a little silver heart dangles from the bow at the top and of course Mama Bird is wearing her crown. I may even make a few more for my Boutique.

Then I filled it with Vintage Fabrics, Laces, trims rolled onto Vintage wooden Spools, A Lace covered May Day Flower Jar filled with flowers, A Organza Bag filled with Satin Roses, Butterflies, Sequin Strawberries, La Patisserie Towel Dessert, etc. The last view shows more of the Basket with the contents spread out.

















I hope you all enjoyed this as I enjoyed sharing it with you!!

I hope you all have a Happy May Day too!
Huggs, Nancy
www.coeurdalenegifts.com

Sunday, April 18, 2010

I think it was 45 years ago..


that I last played with Paper Dolls. Then I just moved right on into the world of Barbie. This week I am attending the Southern Art Event "Petticoats & Parasols" hosted by Jennifer Hayslip down in Savannah, GA. We all know how much I Love the Southern Hospitality. One of the fun things we are having is a "Paper Doll" Swap. We had to make 6, so I thought before I package them up I would share my Sweet Creations with you. When I return I will introduce you to all of the Beautiful Southern Belles that have come home to live with me.

Thank~You Sherry Williams for organizing such a Fun Swap!!

I will be Posting Pics of another Fun Event later this Evening, TTFN

Huggs, Nancy
www.coeurdalenegifts.com

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Spring Handbag Sale!!

Just a last Minute Sale I have decided to have for the Week~end. All Mary Frances Handbags have been "Marked Down" 40~50% until Sunday April 18th, 2010. Treat yourself to something Special this Beautiful Spring Week~end!!
Just a Reminder:
Tomorrow: "Our Favorite Things" at Makeminepink.com
Saturday: 6pm~Midnight, "PINK Twilight" Sale at Makeminepink.com
Sunday: Midnight, Sale ends on Mary Frances Handbags

Have you Registered for the 2010 Mother's Day Shop Hop at Makeminepink.com? You can HERE
Have a Wonderful Week~end Sweet Friend,
Nancy

www.coeurdalenegifts.com

Thursday, April 8, 2010

MMP Mother's Day Shop Hop 2010!!


I am just so excited, our first Make Mine Pink Shop Hop of 2010 has been announced. I LOVE our Shop Hops here at Make Mine Pink, I mean I really, really LOVE them. The Shop Hops here at Make Mine Pink are just the best. They are just full of Fun, Mystery, Surprises, Free Gifts, Shopping, Contest, Raffles, Free Gift Wrapping, Boutique Specials, BLOG Specials, Fun Information, Special Discounts, Free Shipping Specials, Give~Aways, and More Free Gifts! All of the participating Boutiques at Make Mine Pink just give you their ALL!! All you have to do is find the hidden Shopping Bag in each of the participating Boutiques.

It all starts at Midnight April 25th, 2010, and ends Midnight May 1st, 2010. That's 7 full days of SHOP HOP FUN the MAKE MINE PINK WAY!!!!

CLICK on the Image above and REGISTER Now!!

I hope to see you all there!!
With SHOP HOP Huggs,
Nancy
www.coeurdalenegifts.com
www.makeminepink.com
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