Wednesday, September 10, 2008


~400th Post~


Gratitude, A Gift, and a Giveaway!!

Can you believe this is my 400th post? One might think I have a lot to say or something!!

First of all, I am grateful for all of you who visit my Bluebirds & Roses Cottage, and to those who leave such kind comments. On my very first post I said, "Welcome to *Of Bluebirds and Roses*! My hope is to share lovely thoughts and things with you.......... "

I hope that I have done so ~ I want my blog to be a happy place to visit; a gentle respite....

Recently, Cindy of My Romantic Home commented on a post about how she'd like to make one of my birdie cones for her home. That inspired me to make one for her in her the colors of her lovely home. (most of you are probably familiar with Cindy's blog, but if not, please visit her, you will be inspired! :)
So I decided to make two cones ~ one for Cindy and one for my 400th post giveaway!!I used soft blue and white to make the cones, then trimmed them with some pretty vintage ribbon I've been saving for a special occasion ~ white crocheted lace with ribbons of blue threaded through it, accented with little blue bouqets....

Here's how they turned out. If you'd like a chance to win one, just mention in your comment that you'd like to enter the giveaway.Anyone reading my blog may enter to win ~ lurkers, please come out of hiding and say "hello". I would love to meet you!!

(Giveaway will be open through the weekend; I'll post a winner early next week! :)

56 comments:

La Tea Dah said...

Hi Becca,

Your bird's and nests are so pretty! I would love to be entered in your drawing!

LaTeaDah

Barbara Jacksier said...

Hi

Congrats on post 400. I'm so impressed I haven't even reached 200 yet. Keep up the blogging.
Barbara
PS I'd love to be entered in your giveaway.

Jessica said...

Hi Becca! I'm a lurker and have your blog on my Google Reader so I can catch every post. I'd love to win your gorgeous cone. I have a thing for birds and roses, too! Congratulations on your 400th post. :)

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

Lovely! Please enter me! Thanks!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Oh I love it! It's gorgeous!!! Thank you so much! Congratulations on your 400 post! I'm coming up on my 500th soon! I better start thinking about a giveaway too!

quitecontrary1977 said...

please enter me! this is so gorgeous!!!

The Rose Room said...

Becca, congratulations on your 400th post! Your blog is everything you set out for it to be, it is a delight to visit you. Rachaelxo

Mary said...

Oh Becca, how pretty! What a sweet thing to do for Cindy. Count me in the drawing!!

Sandra said...

Who can resist such a beautiful creation, Becca. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway.

Love visiting your blog even though I don't comment as often I should. It's such a pretty and relaxing place to visit. :o) Also, I really like your fall decorating...more pictures, please!

Gwen said...

Your blog is gorgeous and I so enjoy reading about all your vintage finds!! Please enter me for your wonderful give away.

Pink Slippers said...

How darling...Please enter me in. To have a birdie cone of yours would be just too neat. Wendy

Nancy Jo said...

Becca,
Well how cute is that? I would love to be entered in your drawing. And 400, that is a lot of posting, and all well done.
NANCY JO

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Its gorgeous!!!
Count me in !!
Diane

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, Becca, please enter me in the give away. It is the perfect colors for my LR and DR. It is sooo beautiful, you are so talented. Thanks for the chance.

Janet

Cheryl said...

So pretty! You did a wonderful job! I love it, too! You don't have to put me in your giveaway, though, since I don't have anywhere to put it right now.

Holly said...

Hi, Becca! 400 posts! Wow!

I love your birdie cone! Please enter me!

~ Hearts ~

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

400!!!! WOW!!!!!! What acute give away!

M ^..^

Priscila said...

awwwwwwwwww that is toooo sweet! Congrats on your 400 post! I would love to win this :)

pbarros03@hotmail.com

RaisedInCotton said...

How beautiful! Congratulations on a lovely blog and your 400th post!
Blessings,
Carol

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

WOW! Happy big 400!!
These cones are darling. It will be perfect in Cindy's home, and I'm sure the lucky winner will be very pleased too!

My 100th is coming up and I'll be doing a give-away as well, so stay tuned! (I've got a lot of catching up to do, you're WAY ahead of me!)

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

Congrats on 400 posts! I'd love to win your pretty cone! Lovely!
*Heidi*

Marja Kristiina said...

Please, sign me up!

Haven't left a comment in a while but do visit you several times a week and always leave feeling truly inspired!

Sincerely Yours said...

Morning Becca! Congratulations! When I saw 400 in your title I said the same thing -I guess you have lots to say!lol It goes by fast.. Very pretty cones. I purchased some of the blanks at Michaels and am anxious to make some. I enjoy your posts so keep up the good work!!!! Have a great day - Sincerely, Jeannette

Lallee said...

What a sweet offer. I would love to be included. And congratulations on 400 posts!

Kim's Treasures said...

Congratulations on your 400th post!!! Your cones are beautiful just like your blog!!!

Rosemary said...

Congrats Becca!!
Wow you do have a lot to say. All good though!
Very nice of you to make Cindy a cone for her Romantic Home.
I haven't visited in awhile, busy making Halloween stuff. Check my blog! I always love your blog posts, so keep going way past 400.
Rosemary

12 weeks at a time said...

Hi Becca, I just found your blog through thriftstoreromantic.This is funny that you are making the bird cone because I just did a post on my blog about how I love those birds! I really enjoyed reading your blog so far and will return soon! Becky

Linda said...

Hi Becca, your blog is all that you hoped it would be...I've always enjoyed my visits. Congratulations on your 400th post.
Both of the cones are so pretty...please include me in your sweet give-away. Hugs, Linda

Jules said...

cONGRATS ON YOUR 400TH post ,ui always enjoy your blog and taht why i think of you when i see bluebirds.
Hugs
Jules

Lori said...

Becca, Great job! Boy are you up late tonite, just read your comment...thank you for the birthday wishes! I would be so honored to be entered in your "birdie" give away! Anything you touch comes out fabulous my dear! Have a fine weekend! Love, Lori

Erin~Old Grain Sacks and Lavender said...

Hi Becca,

What adorable cones. I just found you through Laurie at Charming Designs - what a beautiful blog you have!!

Congratulations on your 400th post - WOW!!! I myself am just starting out, I have 2 posts - ha ha! Anyway, loved reading your blog and I'd love to enter your drawing. Have a fabulous weekend!

Hugs,
Erin

Rhondamum said...

Congrats on 400! That is amazing, but I understand how you got there. Your blog is beautiful!

So glad you paid me a visit and entered my giveaway. Now I am the winner because I found you. I plan to visit often! Off to read more of yours. Oh, please enter me in your drawing, I love your work!

Rhonda...

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Congrats, Becca, on your 400th post!!! Yippie!! Good job and that is a lot of blogging!! I just love the little cones you made and how sweet of you to share with Cindy! Please add my name in the hat! I know just where it would go if I should win!

Happy Sat!

xo
Becky

Lynn said...

Beautiful cone Becca :) I have only ever made one myself so far, the trickest part for me was getting the fabric on straight, after that I found it more fun LOL

The Fairy Glade said...

Hi there found your blog via Marja and would love to take part in your giveaway. A beautiful blog. Regards Dev X

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

How sweet of you Becca! Congratulations on 400 posts!! The cones are beautiful!! Yes, please enter me too!!

Anonymous said...

I just heard of your lovely blog from Sweet Cottage Dreams. I love your blog! and I would like to enter your contest. Thank you for having it and congratulations!
Sarita
sboyette@tx.rr.com

Jean said...

The cones are so beautiful and i love your blog too. Please enter me in your giveaway. I would so love to be the lucky winner.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Jean in Virginia

Sue said...

I would love to enter your giveaway, the bird and cone are beautiful.

Sue

My first visit to your blog--lots of beautiful stuff.

lynn said...

i love your blog.. it truly is a beautiful gentle place to rest.
i so enjoy your artwork and kindness.
thanks so much
big ladybug hugs
lynn

Anonymous said...

Please enter my name in your giveaway. I would love to have one of your beautiful cones to hang in my blue bedroom. :-) Debbi faustx2@yahoo.com

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

oh it's beautiful! Please enter me in your giveaway! and congrats on the 400th post!

SherryRoseBella said...

Hi Becca,
You picked a perfect gift to give away...so adorable!! Please enter my name, too! Congratulations of your 400th post!
hugs, Sherry

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi Becca,
Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog and for inviting me into your give away. YES! Please count me in. Wow! 400 posts! That's wonderful, and this IS a beautiful and gentle blog to visit and revisit.
Thank you,
Patricia :o)

Kathleen Grace said...

Congratulations on 400 posts! Your cone is beautiful, sign me up for the give-away please:>)

maggie said...

Ohhh, your cones are so sweet. Congrats on your 400th post and I'd love to be entered in your draw.

Henbassy Suites said...

Hi Becca, Love your blog and also love the giveaway..I have a blue room the it would fit nicely. Please enter me into the contest..Vera

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hello, I just found your blog and the tussies are lovely. I'm sure Cindy will love hers :) I would love the chance to win one :)
Please enter me for the giveaway and congrat's on 400 posts.I was reading your other posts and the Pink Pumpkins are too cute. I enjoy your decoratind style and will be back for more visits. Thank you.
Warmly, Deb :)

Liz said...

Ohhhh! that is soo pretty! I love that. I'm sure that Cindy will to.
Please count me in on the give away!

~Liz~

Linda said...

Congrats on your 4ooth posting, I would love to be entered in your draw.
Cheers Linda

Joanne Kennedy said...

OMG! I would love to win that. I collect birds and I have redone my bedroom in blue and whites so it would be perfect! Thanks for the chance to win.

Congrats on your 400th post! I think that has been the most posts of anyone I have found yet.

Hope you have many many more to come.

Hugs,
Joanne

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

yay!! 400 and counting!!! Please add me to your list of eager participants in your drawing!!!

santamaker said...

Oh my, what a pretty pastel world! I have a lot of postings to catch up on. Thanks for coming to my Blue Willow Luncheon!
Be good,
sAnta

suzeeez said...

I would love one of your cones !
Count me in please . :o) Sue

lindanuts said...

WoW!!! So cute--worth coming out for.....Please enter my humble self into your drawing.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I got mine in the mail the other day! I LOVE it!!! Thanks again!