I don't know where the Nomination came from, but whom ever you are Thank~You!!Thank~You to ALL of you who voted for Coeur d'Alene!! It's a warm fuzzy feeling to feel this good and that you like what we offer at Coeur d'Alene. Buying Selling and bringing smiles to my Customers really is a Passion of mine.
A Special Thanks to Victoria Otto, Editor of Victorian Etc. Magazine, Founder of this Award.
I also want to add that if you want to become a Subscriber to this Online Publication, Please check it out here~
Happy New Year Friends, I hope your 2011 Holiday Season was just as Grand as mine was!!
Oh this Countdown is getting closer and were only 3 days into the Month! Whatever your doing this Wonderful Week end I hope is Great Fun!! I would Love to hear about it!! I am headed over to the Harbor for Dinner with friends, and the to help put some finishing touches on their Boat for the Boat Parade!
This final week end of the Shop Hop I decided to have a Heartwood Creek Blowout! All of the Heartwood Creek Products by Jim Shore can be 40% off if you use Coupon Code SHOP40. This Sale will end Monday at Midnight and is open to everyone!
I also just added a Angel from Heartwood Creek to our Stocking Give Away, don't forget to enter. I have added some pretty nice products to the Stocking, and some will be Surprises!!
I think it is pretty much a Given that anyone who knows me On and Offline knows that I LOVECandylights! I mean I really LOVE them! I really enjoy entertaining and decorating my Home, so this little Creation always fits in somewhere with just the Perfect Touch of anything I want to Highlight!
So today, Day 7 will be a Candylight Special!! I think Buy One Get One 1/2 off would be fun! If you have never tried these Magical Candy(colored silicone) Coated Lights this would be the time to do it! So Buy One Candylight Item at Full Price and buy the Same Item or another Candylight Item of Lessor Value will be half off. I have the Full Candylight Collection in stock. Strands, 5 & 7 Watt Bulbs, Scented and Sugared. Your Half Off amount will be refunded back to you through PayPal once your Order comes in and payment is cleared.
I know this is a busy time of year, have you ever thought you did something and then later you realized you didn't? Like 24 hours later? Several times today I checked my Blog Dashboard for comments to publish, and there were not any. Hmm, now this was odd No one likes my Give Away~ So I just sat down here to write up our Day 6 Shop Hop Special and Day 5 wasn't here! No wonder I didn't have any comments for the day....I forgot to publish the Give Away for Day 5 after I wrote it!! ARGGGG!
Ok, onward and upward in the Sleigh we go!
Our Day 5 Shop Hop Special is a Give Away!With the Theme of our Stocking Stuffer Shop at Make Mine Pink(you can visit here) I am going to fill a Stocking full of Products to Give Away! A Handmade Stocking that is...... So for Starters I think our Stocking needs something Pretty. Something Pretty like this Broken China Charm Pendent, You can read all about this Charm here on our website. This Charm needs something Pink to be kept safe in so I think this Pink Crocheted Rose Ladies Hankie will do, and you can read more about ithere. I had to run into Starbucks today to pick up a few of these Cake Pop Kits for my Children's Stockings(yes they are all Adults and they still enjoy the Love I put into filling their Stockings). So I thought I would also pick one up for the Give Away Stocking too! I think these look so fun to make!
A Set of one of our Coeur d'Alene Exclusive Candylight Stands! The Winner can choose either Pink & White Awareness First, Rosey Beach Cottage or Fairytale Dreams~Since we are heaving a Heartwood Creek Blowout Salethis Week End, I thought you might like this darling Mini Peace Angel, she's about 6"H. You can read more about her here. I'll be adding Stocking Stuffers to our Stocking Give Away until the end of the Shop Hop. If you would like to win, Just Leave a comment below. That's it. If you would like additional chances to win you can do any of the following below. Please leave me a comment that you did so. Additional Entries: * Tweet about this Give Away, *Like me on Facebook((On Left Sidebar), *Share about this Give Away on Facebook, *Sign Up for our Newsletter, If you are already a Subscriber leave me a comment that you are, That's 5 possible chance to Win!!!
Good Luck Every One, and check back often to see what I have added to the Stocking!
Now, Day 6 Christmas Shop Hop Special! Please enjoy 25% off ALL Linens throughout the Boutique, use Coupon Code LINEN at checkout.
Happy CYBER Monday Friends!! So much going on in our Cyber World today!!
Our Shop Hop Special today is a Signature Gift all of our Web & Store Customers just Love and Rave about! Our Almond Biscotti scented Goats Milk Soap Bar in the Fleur di Lis design. So silky smooth and perfect for sensitive skin. This Bar is made especially for us by Simply Southern Soaps. Only one warning, Do Not Eat. The scent will make you run for your favorite Hot Beverage! It's just that Yummy!!
One of these Bars will be included in every $12 or more Order of merchandise(not including Shipping). Our Retail price on this Bar is $6.
Today is also the Last Day of our Holiday Week~end Sale of 25% off all Merchandise( coupon code stnick) except for the Bottom Shelf Sale Products. Lots of Great Goodies and a Sweet Deal with our Almond Biscotti Soap!
How are you doing on Day 3 of our Shop Hop with Make Mine Pink? Are you finding the Hidden Shopping Bags with ease?
Today's Special comes from Blogging Friend Becky at Organizing Made Fun. I saw these FREE Printable Gift List last week on her Blog and thought they were just adorable! When I find something I really like, I just have to share it. I asked Becky if I could put them here on my Blog to share with all of you, and she said 'Absolutely'! So please feel free to copy them and download to your Computer.
Good Morning Friends~ Today's Special for Day 2 of the Christmas Shop is 1/2 off Actual Shipping charges on any products purchased from our Personal Secretary & Carte Boutique!We have some Beautiful Silverplate Letter Openers & Silverplate Ink Pens that make wonderful Gifts as a Set or as a Individual Gift, Keepsake Cards, Magazines, etc. as well over there. We always refund all Overages in Shipping, then you will also be refunded 1/2 of the Actual Charges as well. When purchasing you can also save 25% off the products by using the Coupon code stnick at checkout. So here is a lot of bang for your Buck!
Remember Day 1 Shop Hop Special is still in effect until Midnight tonight, that is our Heartwood Creek Santas. You can read all about that Special HERE
Oh I am so late! However the Shop Hop Day 1 Special will end at Midnight Saturday November 26, 2011 If you like the Collectible Figurines from Heartwood Creek by Jim Shore you will Love this Special. Effective Now, please enjoy 35% off ALL SANTAS from the Heartwood Creek Collection, enter SHOPHOP at check out in the Coupon code. All of Jim Shores pieces are very detailed, and colorful. They make wonderful Christmas Gifts too!! The nice thing about his collection is the figurines look nice displayed all year round. No need to pack them up if you don't want to. This Sale would be a good time too to start your own Collection of Heartwood Creek Figurines~
Long Before I was a Member at Make Mine Pink I participated in their Annual Shop Hops. They were always so much Fun searching from the participating Shops for the beloved 'Shopping Bag' that says 'You Found It'! It was always a great opportunity for me to see what was happening in my favorite Make Mine Pink Boutique. Each Boutique always had something fun going on during this time as well. This is my 4th year as a Member of Make Mine Pink, and I haven't missed a Shop Hop yet!
Even as a participant, this year I have 2 Boutiques participating, I still Love it! I can't look for the 'Shopping Bag' any longer and have it accumulate into a Wonderful Prize, but I get to plan special events for my Customers during the Event and that I Love to do too!! Just gotta Love making people Smile and have Fun at this time of year!!Please Join me for this Annual Holiday Event!!
It all starts at Midnight on Friday, make yourself a wonderful Turkey Sandwich and enjoy all the Fun looking for the 'Shopping Bags' at the participating Boutiques at Make Mine Pink!!! Be sure and Register HERE so you have a account to throw all those Shopping Bags into!!! Be sure to take a look at the Prizes to be won as well!
Have you been to our Stocking Stuffer Shop yet? Beautiful New Gift Items are being added daily so take a peek from time to time, it will remain open until December 15th!!
Have a Super Great Thanksgiving Holiday, and I will see you at the Shop Hop!!
Good Morning Friends~How are your Preparations coming along for Thanksgiving Day? Are you serving or being served? Traveling? Are you a Parade Lover? I am Big Time!! I am serving this year, no surprise though I Love having Family and Friends over for any occasion even if it's just for a cup of Coffee. I can't think of any one thing that I am Thank~full for this year, because everyday I am Thank~full for so many people and things in my life!!Remember our Wonderful "Ghastlie" Blog Hop? I have to share this wonderful zippered bag I won from Dawn over at Quilting by Dawn. Isn't it the cutest? Dawn even attached a Surprise to the Bag, a pair of Pink Handle Scissors! All wrapped up in a Pink/White Check Fat Quarter and tied up with Dark Pink Lace~ Too Cute! When I saw those Scissors I knew exactly what I use it for, my Sewing and Crocheting supplies I keep in my Car! Whenever we head out out on a Adventure(we travel a lot) I am always taking a long a Sewing or Crocheting project or two to work on. Until I won this precious Bag I had a small bag for each set of Supplies, now I am able to fit the contents of both into this one and it fits perfectly in my Glove Compartment!! Thank~You Dawn I am sew Thank~full I was the winner of your Zippered Bag!!
Oh Yes I was! We headed over this morning to the Historic Downtown of Lakeland, Florida for the Fall market of "The Fancy Flea". A Flea Market like no other. It was the prettiest Flea Market I have ever been to. The Historic District was clean, fresh and just buzzing with happy Shoppers, friends chatting and laughing, in amongst a street lined with beautiful tented booths just filled with Beautiful Merchandise! It was a delight not to see junk, and nothing made in China! There was an eclectic variety of re~furbished Antique Furniture such as that from Debbie Mangual, owner of The Vintage Soul Store in St Cloud, Florida.
Loved these Chairs, and the Pillows on them too!(Almost came home with me) Debbie also had Gorgeous Handmade Aprons, Totes, Pillows with soft Ruffles, and quite an Assortment of Home Decor. I definitely will be visiting her in St Cloud!! and also Lisa Bertosa, Owner ofHouse of Envy, in St. Cloud too! Lisa's booth was covered with a ruffled Burlap roof that she made! I'm envious! Lisa's booth was also filled with Treasures that were finding new homes at a pretty steady pace. Like the Stockings on the Fence Post below, Next to Lisa was the lovely Cindy Childers, Owner of Glitz & Glam Emporium. Lucky Cindy didn't have to travel to far, her Store is right there in Lakeland!! I also had the pleasure of meeting Kim Ryan, Owner & Designer of Paris Rags. Look at her happy, beautiful smile, and I caught her off guard! I wanted one of everything in her Boutique, just Beautiful Romantic Clothing!!
I also met and chatted with Robyn Story of Robyn Story Designs here in Tampa. Robyn had a Beautiful assortment of Christmas DIY Items, Printed Burlap for making your own Pillows, Totes, Curtains, and Quarts and Quarts of Ann Sloan Chalk Paint and Waxes. Which I did grab some for a Chair I want to redo in my Dining Room.
Michelle Duke(the Duchess) came up from Plantation, Florida. Michelle also was busy selling Period Furniture and some of her Beautiful Accessories!! I loved this long Jacket she was wearing, the gentleman in the Burgundy shirt is Mr Coeur d'Alene. He's not much of a shopper but likes to share in some my adventures. Today he made several runs back to the car, lucky me!!
I have to give a Big Thanks to Debi Wilhoite from Cameo Kids Boutique. I have known Debi since she first joined Make Mine Pink a couple years ago. Debi mentioned The Fancy Flea event last Spring after she attended. I knew it was one event I didn't want to miss when it came around again this Fall. Plus, I finally got to meet Debi!!!
I hope you all had a great Fall Saturday too!! Tell me about it~
Once upon a time, Mimmie Ghastlie with the Ghastlie Flu, had a Granddaughter born, she was the Brightest Twinkling Star in all the Land. With her big bright Eyes and her smile so Sugary Sweet, Yes she was her Mimmie Ghastlies Special little Treat!! Surely a Cure for the Ghastlie Flu would be no fete! As little Ghastlie Twinkle Star was introduced to Fashion and Style, we soon learned a silly Pink Hat brought on a Pirate Face, Oh No! we couldn't have that! Hmmm, maybe I should have embellished it with a Ghastlie Bat! Ghastlie Little Twinkle Star found Jewels, "Oh yes, Now these I like", and her Ghastlie little instincts knew just how to wear her New Found Treasures. But to her surprise there was no cure here for Mimmie Ghastlie to measure. One day arrived a Invitation for our Ghastlie Little Twinkle Star, A Halloween Soiree at my Gymboree! "Oh Yes" she replied, "I will contact my Mimmie Ghastlie to make the very Best"! The Skype did ring one Ghastlie Morn, It was Little Twinkle Star.... "Mimmie, I think I finally have a cure for your Ghastlie Flu(fabric)! I need a Ghastlie Dress with Pink and Frills, a Scarf, and a Treat Bag too!" "But please no Hats, no Pants, or Shoes!". With several colorful Ghastlie Fabric designs, A Ghastlie Cure Creation was born. A Apron Dress with Pink Ric Rac Flowers, a big Pink Bow and Frills, A Scarf with some Orange Scalloped Vintage trim, a Petite Treat Bag with Lace. Surely this would bring a Smile to Little Twinkle Stars face! The Creation was shipped to far away Lands, to one called China and into Little Twinkle Stars hands. And such a Cure was found for Mimmie Ghastlie's Flu, as she saw such a Smile on Little Twinkle Stars Face! No Pirate frowns, or little Boo Hoos! With Mom by her side, Little Twinkle Star enjoyed her first Halloween Gymboree Soiree. This Ghastlie Creation gave her the freedom to Twirl and Tumble about! Now Surely you must know, Little Twinkle Stars Smile is my Prize for the day. Please Leave a Comment for a chance as Madame Samm has a Prize or two for you too!
How about some Ghastlie Fabric or a Reliable Brand Iron?
2 Ghastlie Winners will be chosen today!!
So Please leave a Comment and make it Hot! At the end of the Day, 10:00 pm tonight I will send over a Name for Madame Samm to put into her big Pot!
Please visit the Blogs of all my Gastlie Sistah's today, the last day of our Ghastlie Blog Hop!
Thank-You from the Bottom of my Ghastlie Heart for visiting! I hope you have enjoyed this Ghastlie Blog Hop as much as I did!! Huggs, Nancy AKA Mrs. Nancy Ghastlie, AKA Mimmie Ghastlie Lauren(my Daughter) & Johanna Grace(my Granddaughter, AKA my Twinkle Star)
We've all been warned by Madame Samm as you can see, not to shed a clue so all of this will be a huge Surprise for you!! It's a Ghastlie Event starting October 24th at "Sew I Quilt" at the stroke of midnight each day 5 Ghastlie Blogs will share there Ghastlie Creations with you. All made from Alexander Henry's "Ghastlie" Fabric~ Lots of Wonderful Prizes will be given away each day through out the 10 day Event.
Here at Coeur d'Alene we will share our Surprise Creations along with a Give Away on Nov 4th, 2011. But don't don't wait until then, Oh No you will want to visit the participating Ghastlie Blogs of the day!!!
I will have a schedule posted here at 12:01 October 24th, you just won't want to miss a One!!! Huggs, Mrs. Nancy Ghastlie www.coeurdalenegifts.com
Remember way back when we(dating myself) stayed up with Linus for the Great Pumpkin to Arrive?
Tonight at midnight The Pink Pumpkin will arrive atMake Mine Pink as we celebrate our Pink Holiday Shopfor the next 14 days!!! Lots of Treasures with a touch of Pink from participating Make Mine Pink Boutiques will grace the Shelves in our Holiday Shop. Treasures will be added daily so please stop by frequently and take a peek!!
10% of sale proceeds will be donated to the Pink Slipper Project, the #1 Charity of Make Mine Pink in honor of Domestic Violence Month. Here at Coeur d'Alene I will be matching our 10%!! Our little sister Boutique, Sweet Twinkle Stars & Sugar Plum Creations will be matching as well. If you are not familiar with the Pink Slipper Project please click on the highlighted link!!
I hope to see you in "The Pink Holiday Shop" in the next 2 weeks!!!
Closing your eyes to imagine a place where: Opening the door you are greeted by your sweet furry pet's unconditional love; Making apple, cinnamon muffins is top priority to start the day; Flowers placed in the Limogues vase graces the breakfast table; Orange tablecloth and rust linen napkins set the tone for Fall; Relaxing around the oak farm table with family and friends; the laughter is so refreshing; Teacups brimming with hot chocolate and shortbread cookies on Haviland dishes; Sugar bowl and creamer from Bavaria placed near the silver spoons will greet us when we return.
October's bounty beckons us to get out into the brisk autumn air to explore the country lanes;
Finally home with a car full of apples, pumpkins, smiley faces and our antique stash of a pink pedestal dish, antique picture frames and brass candlesticks;
Home is where your soul rests and your spirit restores on
Overstuffed bed pillows, vintage chenille bedspreads and comforting multi-colored quilts; Magazines; a good book and a bone china English floral dish filled with chocolates on your bed side table; Everyone now off to dreamland after enjoying all the comforts of home and looking forward to a new day tomorrow.
Thanks to Susie Durrschmidt for this months Write up for our themed Shopping Events every Friday at Make Mine Pink!!
Now, to share another little Home of Comfort for a Little Seaside Fairy, this is my Little Fairy House for a Swap I am participating in at the "Once Upon a Dream" Art Event in Asheville, NC next week. We had such a variety of Swaps to choose from, I think their were 8 or 9 total. I chose 3. I hope tomorrow night to show you the results of another Swap I am in.
Shells that we collected here on our Beach, I Glittered then glued them on to this little house with all kinds of Baubles, Flowers, Tulle, Sea Glass, Lace, Pearls, Twinkle Ribbon, etc. I really had a great time putting this all together.I think a little Little Fairy would like to live here, don't you?
In 2 short weeks from today I will be Asheville, NC bound, I just can't express in words just how excited I am!! Part I of this lovely 'Once Upon A Dream' Art Event is our Over the Top, Market Vendor Night! Incredible Vendors selling the most lovely Jewelry, Home, Art, and Craft Supplies!!
If you are near the Asheville, NC area please come by and see us at this Magical Market Event!! If you have any questions, I can relay them to our Lovely Hostess Jennifer Hayslip or you can contact her direct by her email email@example.com
Please come and enjoy the Excitement of this Magical night with all of us!!!
Thank~you Everyone for Celebrating this 2 year Celebration with me!! I really, really LOVE Candylights, they always add that unique touch to whatever we are decorating with them~and they just make people Smile. I absolutely Loved reading all your BIG FAT Lies!! It's so nice to know I have such wealthy friends too!!
I skipped over to Violet Cottage to use the Random Number Generator, and I am so sorry but it was BROKE! just kidding(he,he)
The Winner of the Celebration Give Away is Lucky #13~ Congratulations!!!!!
A Scrumptious Celebration of Vintage Inspired Florals, Bold Stripes and Beautiful Motifs~
A New beginning for Cabbages & Roses......A New launch for Moda Fabrics....... Join me over at Dreamy Whites, as Owner Maria host this Celebratory Introduction and a Lovely Give Away too! For those young at heart.......you do not want to miss.......
I am so glad you stop by to visit! I like to post special creations of mine, events that I enjoy(ed), Places I like to visit, and just some fun information I would just Love to share with you!! I also love to share in the way of giving! Please leave me a comment so that I know you stopped by! TTFN, Nancy