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Tanya (pronounced like the color TAN) : ))

Monday, May 24, 2010

Americana Living Room Tour - Part Three and My First Give~Away

Hi everybody! The first half of this post will give details all about the give~away. The second half will continue w/the Americana Living Room tour. I hope nobody minds that I'm combining the two together. Hope it's not too confusing. If you are NOT interested in the give~away, then just scroll down to the other part, which includes Marty's Table Top Tues. (I'm new at this, so please bare w/me).

First off I want to show what all will be given away. Here's a group pic. Keep scrolling to see each item up close. I tried to include items for everyone.
I will explain what each item is separately, then I will explain the rules, so here goes:
This is a Warren Kimble folk artist box that contains smaller boxes inside.

Here's what they look like 'out of the box'. Each one fits inside the next size bigger.

The tops are decorated too.
A towel I made using real wool and overdyed wool, all hand-stitched.

A Pine Mountain pillow kit I just finished cross stitching the other day. The fabric is really a bit darker IRL.

Sorry this next pic is a bit blurry, but these are tiny rusty stars w/hooks.

They come in a little box and there are several of them.

A cute little notepad that says, God Bless Ewe. It has a magnetic strip on the back.
75 cupcake liners.

One yard of ribbon. It's actually a little more deeper burgandy than what shows here.

A little wooden heart w/rusty wire hanger.

A little lamp shade that fits on electric candle lamps.
A stitchery pillow I made.

Close up view.
That is everything shown here, but I plan to add a 'mystery' piece to the box as well. It will be something hand-made. So there you have it folks. Good in the USA, UK, and Canada only please. You have until Wed. June 2nd at 10pm. EST.
Here's how you can enter the give~away. There are 5 ways to enter:
1. Leave a comment on this post. You do not have to have a blog to participate, but make sure I have your email addie.
2. Post about the give~away on your blog, just state that in your comment.
3. You must be a follower of my blog, if not, it's very easy to do, so please hop aboard.
4. & 5. You will get 2 extra entries if I'm on your sidebar list of favorite blogs to visit. If I'm already listed ~ OR if you would like to add me, please just state so in your comment. I will be checking.
That's all there is to it. The winner will be notified right away and I will post about it on my blog as well. I will try my best to get ahold of you, but please make sure I have a way of notifying you! If not, I will have to pick another winner.

Now onto the third tour of my Americana living room. If you missed the other two tours, just scroll down to the recent posts.
This cabinet once belonged to my grandmother. We think she got it back in the 1930's or 40's. It was passed down to my mother and she had it refinished yrs. ago. Now I am so pleased to have such a wonderful treasure. One of the few things I have from my side of the family.
This stands along the short wall to your left as you enter the front door. A close up view of what's inside.

One of my favorite Bible verses. I love ones w/a promise attached! How 'bout you??

Now I'll give you a better view of all 4 shelves. I have a set of Warren Kimble dishes, which make a nice 'background' display.
One of my very favorite Americana cr. stitched pieces. It came as a kit. I love the way he looks so chubby, LOL.

This is the second shelf from the top. Some star candles used as bowl fillers and a few flicker lights inside the paper mache candle holders, along w/a few resin figurines.

Third shelf down. Can you tell I like to cross stitch??

Friendships are sewn one stitch at a time. How true!

And the bottom shelf display. Another bear? How'd he sneak in there?? :))
Oops! there's another one in the other corner. tee hee!

This stitchery is hanging on the knob to the glass door.
That's the end of this tour, but please stop back again soon as I will finish the Americana Living Room tour next time I post. Yes, people, I still have a little more to show you! LOL
You won't want to miss my newest quilt or the pennyrug that sits on my sofa table.
Thanks to all who endured this LONG post, and to Marty for letting me join in the fun over at her blog for Table Top Tues.
Don't forget to leave a comment if you want to enter the give~away. Thanks to all those who stopped by! Have a great week everyone!


rachel said...

Thanks for the tour of your living room. Everything looks great! Please add my name into your giveaway. I'm a follower - you are a fav of my blogs I follow - & I will post your giveaway on my sidebar.
Thanks so much!

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Hi Tanya, I just found your blog and we have
some things in common, patriotic decor and
bears! I have a big collection of Boyd's
bears and one of my bedrooms is patriotic.
I signed on to follow and I put you in my
blog roll....Come by for a visit, I post a
bear every Monday and tonight I am putting
on Bailey. Please enter me in your wonderful
give away!

Bear Hugs~Karen

Christine said...

Tanya, I am almost giddy with glee! LOL! What a fantastic Americana giveaway! I was soooo relieved you included the UK!!Pheww!
So please enter me and I'll post about it right away for you - I want all the chances I can get!
Your Warren Kimble plates are simply perfect!
God bless

michelle said...

wow!what a fabulous giveaway!im a new follower and would luv to be entered.your home is beautiful.you make the cutest cross stitches .cant wait to see more .i will post this on my sidebar as well.thanks for offering such a great giveaway.god bless michelle

Sheila said...

Wow, I just found you through Christine! LOVE your blog and all your Americana treasures! Please enter me in your very generous giveaway, I've also just become a follower-so sorry I didn't find you sooner:) Think I better come up with a giveaway of my own pretty soon!
Added you to my blog list and will post your giveaway on my blog. Wishing you many blessings.
Sheila @
Seasons of Thy Heart and
Country Impressions blog spots

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I came across your blog from a blog post on Christine's blog, and I am so glad I did. I love all your Americana, it's one of my favorites too. I have become a follower of your blog and added you to my blog list. I am also going to add your giveaway to my blog. Thanks so much, I look forward to stopping by often.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Love your cabinet...you do good work..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Anonymous said...

Good morning to you, I just found your blog today thru Christine at Preferably Prim. Thank you for the tour, I would love to be entered in your giveaway, I'm a follower, and I will be adding your giveaway to my sidebar as well as mentioning it on my post. Hope you have a wonderful day.

Candy said...

Please enter me in your generous giveaway. I am now a follower. You do wonderful work.

myhouseofprims said...

I am a new follower and I am so glad I found you! Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway. Everything looks great! Tina tallenosufan@yahoo.com

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

I am a new follower and I love the items you have listed in your giveaway. I love Americana, especially prim Americana. I am posting your giveaway to my sidebar and adding you to my blog library on my sidebar. Thanks for this opportunity! Linda

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I drool over your header picture every time I see it. So inviting. YOur giveaway is unreal. I use to have my house decorated totally in primitives and love them, still have so many things I just can't part with. Your cabinet is such a wonderful heirloom and you do have it displayed beautifully. I love all of your cross stitch. You do beautiful work. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Country Prims said...

Wow Tanya, what an awesome giveaway and to include UK-love ya!

I have posted it on my blog and also a link on my sidebar. Your blog is already on my sidebar:))

Your creations are so cute-you sure have been busy and do such beautiful work. Love the further tour of your living room.

Have I reached max number of entries yet?LOL!

Blessings, Shazy

Holli~Where The Rooster Crows said...

I found you thru Shazy! Please enter me in your giveaway. I will post it on my blog today! Thanks!

Donna said...

What an AWESOME giveaway and your livingroom is beautiful!! Please enter my name in your drawing..I am a follower.And going to post it on my side bar. Blessings ....Donna

Kountry Girl At Heart said...

Hi Tanya! My sister just introduced me to your blog today and I am really enjoying it! I haven't been blogging long so it is nice to "meet" some new friends. Please add me to your drawing--I am adding your blog to my list of blogs I am following! Have a wonderful day and I am looking forward to getting to know you better!


Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Hi Tanya,
What a fabulous give away...and one of my favorites at that!!!

I'm loving your Americana dishes...how sweet and fun.


Prim N Raggedy said...

Hi Tanya...I'm already a follower and you are on my blog list .... I would love to be entered into your very generous giveaway please! I will post a link on my blog now and I would so love to visit your beautiful home...it looks amazing!
Carole x

Parsley said...

I would LOVE to be entered in your giveaway. Thank you!

Atticmag said...

It looks like you've worked really hard to create a wonderful giveaway so please count me in. And thanks for the most unique tour as well. Jane F.

Loafer Mountain Primitives said...

Hi Tanya,
I've got you on my Blog List and I am a follower. I'll put this on my side bar now! Please put me in (maybe I'll get lucky this time! Finger's and toe's crossed)
Prim Wishes,

Jessica [beforethedawn.org] said...

I am loving your Americana tour! Thank you for sharing your home!

Please enter me in your drawing. I am a follower and have your blog in my sidebar. I posted about your giveaway as well. :)

My blog URL is http://beforethedawn.org/wpblog/
My email: snowpumpkin AT gmail DOT com

Blessings to you!

Terri said...

I was ready to hear a marching band and put my hand over my heart.....here is to your Americana. Thank you for entering me in your contest.


HickChickBritt said...

Please enter me in your giveaway! I am a follower and you are in my favorites list!
My blog is

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Hey Tanya! I am big fan of Americana and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your living room! I thought I was already a follower of your blog, but didn't see my avie pop up so I've clicked on to follow now! Wow ~ what an awesome giveaway! Please enter me! I will post it on my sidebar for you!
Thanks and have a great day!!

Catherine said...

Thanks for the tour!! You have such great displays!

Please count me in for your awesome give away!! Thanks.

Brenda said...

I am a new follower. Loved the tour of your livingroom. It looks great. i love all the Americana things and the verses. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks.

Btrie said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. I am following your blog and I have placed a link in my sidebar. Thank you for your generosity!

denise said...

i also just found your blog. i love your living room. my daughter and i both love americana.please enter me in your giveaway. thanks,denise buchanon[cheermom1954@aol.com]

Angie Berry said...

I love that cabinet! The Warren Kimble dishes are so pretty. I remember seeing them when they first came out. Your displays are very cute.

I am going to come back and enter your giveaway... time to get ready for church. See you soon!

Ellen S said...

Please add my name!!! What a wonderful giveaway!!! Your living room looks great!!!!

Ellen S

jerrywigginton48 said...

I have enjoyed looking at your pictures of your liviing room. Everything looks great. Please enter me in you giveaway. Kay

Tina said...

Great giveaway!I am a follower of your blog.


angelhomemaker at yahoo dot com

Cindy's Stitching said...

Wow I adore Americana decor. Please put me into the drawing. I am a new follower.

Kathy said...

What a lovely living room you have.

I would love to be included in your giveaway drawing.

katkiley@ aol .com

Julie said...

What a generous give-away. I found your blog through Sheila from Seasons of thy heart. I would love to be entered in your drawing,and I am now a follower. Thanks. Julie

Julie said...

I saw on your profile that you live in Kentucky. My very best friend lives in Edmonton. I would love to visit her.

Nanna said...

what a sweet giveaway, thanks for stopping by today, the Americana decor is looking great!

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Hey Tanya, come on over and check out my
blog again, I changed it, I think you
will like it! Have a great weekend.

Bear Hugs~Karen

macbasketspa said...

Hello Tanya. I am a new follower. I love anything Americana. It's my favorite!!! I really enjoy your blog. I am adding it as one of my favorites to follow. I would love to be entered into your wonderful and generous giveaway.macbasketspa@aol.com

Angie Berry said...

Whew! About forgot to come back and enter your giveaway.

I added your giveaway to the sidebar of my primitives blog.

I have just recently joined your blog and love it! I enjoyed going back and reading your old posts.

Your blog is on my sidebar list of favorite blogs to visit. I hope you come visit me and join my blog as well.

Happy Memorial weekend~

spoon river primitives said...


carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) said...

wow!!! What a big give a way!!! Wonderful!!! Thanks for the fun!!! hugs

Karen said...

Hi Tanya...thanks for visiting my blog. I just love all of your Americana stuff. I especially like the stitchery pillow....too cute.

I can't wait to look around at the rest of blog. Too cute.

What the heck...I would love to be entered in your giveaway too.

I just posted one so wander over to my blog and enter to win a finished BBD piece. Happy stitching...

Anonymous said...


I saw your name over at Karen's Farmhouse, I have been following her for some time...

We have a family blog, don't have one of my own...

Nice to meet you :) Pls enter my name in your generous giveaway....

All the best,
Kathy :)

Kathy :) said...

I am now a follower...

Kathy :)

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