29 April 2010

a give-away!









This set of flower shots was taken at a gorgeous flower shop in the 6th. Kasey and I loved how they had flower petals scattered all over the ground, and that they had THE MOST BEAUTIFUL bouquets.

I plan on listing these shots in the shop when I get myself organized enough to do so. For now however, I am doing a give-away. I have a HUGE collection of craft items - ribbon, beads, glass, small mirror pieces, etc that is sadly neglected in my home. Thus, I want to re-home it with people who will use it! It is all a part of my attempt to focus, something I am finding difficult when every day I stare at so much excess. I will put together two packages and (happily) send them off to two lucky readers next week! Please simply leave a comment - followers will have two entries, three if you tweet/post about it. Please MAKE SURE TO TELL ME how many entries you have so that I make sure and credit you~ I will draw the names next Wednesday.

I am sure there may be some vintage french pages in both packages - have I mentioned that I came home with a "few" very old books?

Have a lovely Thursday mes amies~
xx


88 comments:

Anne Marie said...

Kimberly......those are seriously the best photos......my favorites of your times in Paris thus far that you have graced us with...beautiful!

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Your photographs are stunning. It would be so nice to walk around towns here in Michigan and find such beautiful flowers.

MARY PERNULA said...

Goodmorning, lovely photo's it is so nice of you to share the photo's you have taken while on your trip. I love them. Please add my name to your giveaway. Have a great day. XO MARY

monikaki said...

Beauty is never enough! I love your photos and I really enjoy to read your post...I do love your style and humour as well...brava, Monica

FEDERICA said...

These are stunning Kimberly!
Please count me in, I really would like to win :-)
Cross my fingers!
Federica
xoxo

monikaki said...

I am already a follower of course, so this is my second and last entry, thanks for the opportunity, hugs from Italy, Monica

GypsyNurse said...

I think I would be drawn as well to this flower shop!! What gorgeous blooms!!
And your photography is just stunning!
Will tweet you away!
Enjoy!!
Cat

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Those roses are SO romantic! I love the way you've photographed those flowers!!! I'd love to be entered in your generous giveaway ~ I'm a follower of your stunning blog, too! ;)

Mikal said...

Those are breathtaking... now I HAVE to add France to my trip next summer... I agree with Anne Marie, these are my favorite so far as well.

Count me in as a reader/follower/ and poster! :)

Mikal

Jan said...

bad week....i could use some lovelies!

hometown girl said...

i love those flowers! what a fun giveaway! have a nice weekend! susan

Flea Market Trixie said...

the photos are gorgeous, and I can't wait to see all the goodies in the giveaway.


I'm also a follower

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

oooh what a fun giveaway! I am a follower of yours too.

I am so enjoying all your Paris photo's. It's so fun to get to "come along" on the trip with you girls!

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

I might be able to find a gift wrappping home for your extras so enter me with two....I always follow you. XO

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Long-time follower, too. :-)

Anne

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

I would be thrilled to give your crafting supplies a lovely new home!
Wonderful photos, and wonderful giveaway! Thank you!

Anne

Leigh Anne Wilkes said...

I am headed to Paris in June and your photos and posts are getting me SO EXCITED> The flowers are absolutely gorgeous and would love to win a copy of them!

katherine said...

LOVE your blog site and I would love to win your crafty goodies.
Your trip to paris looked fabulous.
Love the pic. I hope I win.

purplepens said...

I would love to use your supplies! Making my own bouquets and other DIY projects for my upcoming wedding. :)

Florence said...

Oh how I would love to win this give away. I feel the very essence of Paris in your photos. Thank you. Florence

Morning T said...

I will post your giveaway on my side bar now.
T

Morning T said...

Gorgeous photos Kim and yes, I would love to be entered into your giveaway! I am already a proud and happy follower of yours.
T

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

I'm a follower too!

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Beautiful flowers! I'd love to enter your giveaway!

1 Funky Woman said...

These are gorgeous! I love hearing about your trip. I am taking notes for when I go next year!

Miss Sew & So said...

bonjour....i loooove your blog & your photos....& i have to say i have followed you, Kasey & Simone- on 3 *seperate* blogs the *whole* trip to Paris & back.....i cannot get enough- makes me smile & tee hee & laugh ridiculously out loud ALOT!!! can anyone looove Paris too much- i think not- i took my eldest daughter, when she turned 11 for her bday a year ago- & i hope that one day she is taking photos of her dearest friends from a french back lane after too much wine & giggles....once you're hooked on the place you are HOOKED baby! anyway at last, i have stopped just *following* & have decided to say bonjour & i think you're all lovely!

melissa x

miss sew & so

Gail said...

Well,
I don't tweet (yet) but I am a faithful follower and would love a chance to win this goodness...thank you!

Christina said...

deep sigh, for the beauty of paris.
lovelove
your photography.
: )

Cathi said...

Loving these photos, Kimberly - so beautiful! :)

Shelly said...

Gorgeous Photos, didn't you just feel like you could walk around constantly taking pics? I mean seriously!

My sister used to live a stones throw from the Rhine and we'd head over to France (in the Alsace Region) and the little villages were all just gorgeous. She told me they actually have Contests every year for floral landscaping.
The towns can actually win money to improve their displays for the Next year! What a concept!


I'd love to win your "destash!" I already follow and will post on my blog!

Hugs,
Shell

Cottage Dreamers said...

It's me again! I'm a follower, so that's 2 for me. ;)
☺ Celeste

Cottage Dreamers said...

How pretty! Your pictures make me want to visit Paris someday!
☺ Celeste

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Simply Beautiful! I also am a Follower.~Cheers kim

Kate said...

Love all of your photos from France and would love to win your unused treasures. Count me in!!!

Have a wonderful day

Kate

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Simply beautiful!

Danielle said...

Those are beautiful flowers. Please enter me in your drawing (I'm also a follower).

the cinnamon post said...

such fabulous photos...i feel like I can just drink in the scent of those roses...
I am a happy follower!
~Tara

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Love the flower photos. Since I adore flowers, that was one of my most favorite things about living in Paris. I had my favorite florist in the 5th arrondissement called Thalie, and I would buy a bouquet every week - it was my big splurge! Your giveaway sounds wonderful.

Raye Marie said...

I have been visiting Paris with you..through your beautiful photos. Thanks for the fun!

Blondie's Journal said...

Gorgeous flowers...just the way I dreamed Paris would be. Count me in as a follower in your fabulous giveaway!

xoxo
Jane

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Beautiful photos! Thanks for a chance at your giveaway...already follow along (I wouldn't want to miss a thing! :))

Azstaria said...

Love all your Paris photos and notes - hopefully I can go there someday - I think I'm going to have to get a passport soon! Until then, I'll have to continue to work on my own rose bushes which I have had good luck so far especially considering I live in a hot desert!

Please add me to your giveaway list!

~C.C.

Privet and Holly said...

Hi Kim ~ You know that I'm a big fan and I would love to have any of those photos, taken by you! xx P&H
PS: I am a follower : )

Deb said...

Gorgeous photos ~ they would make beautiful cards. What a lovely little flower shop ♥

Heidi said...

A lovely giveaway, the best kind of re-gifting!
What beautiful pics today, oh how I adore flower stands! They just make me smile - to buy a bunch of posies from one just makes my day!
Thanks for sharing the Parisian version with us!
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home
PS I'm a follower!

Morgane said...

i'm your french follower !!! your pictures are stunning and those bouquets "à tomber" !

mamma-mich said...

amazing photos. Love them!

michelle

Kasey said...

I'm tweeting about your giveaway...i'm also adding myself as a follower.
put my name in the hat twice.
xo
p.s. just call me mod podge

Kasey said...

sorry....
i hear third time's the charm.
MP

Kasey said...

hey...me again.
i didn't realize that i don't really craft.
but i still would like to win.
MP

Kasey said...

maybe if i win...somerset mag will come a calling and want ME in their magazine.
or
Martha stewart will want me to host her show while she's vacationing.
{just trying to plan ahead ya know}
MP

Tomas & Jones said...

How gorgeous, are all the flower shops so beautiful in Paris?!? Your pictures and posts about your trip are really making me want to go to Paris, so gorgeous!!

Great idea to clear your mind so you can focus, I really need to do that too! And such a great idea to use the 'extra' stuff for a giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to enter!!

I'm just heading over to tweet about it too :)

Have a great day :)

icitea said...

I'm a follower, so i have two entries. Love those photos! I wish I could be there...

If you have any buttons, scrap bits, or ribbons.... also, matching sets of beads, wire, that sort of thing..

Debby said...

Ypur flower photos are gorgeous, so pretty. I am a follower and enjoy every post.
debby

Dreamy Whites said...

Of course I am a happy follower!

Dreamy Whites said...

Kimberly
I would love to win! : ))))
Your photographs are beautiful!
I can't wait until you open your shop!
TAke CAre,
Maria

Lori said...

I am patiently waiting for you to pick your photos for your shop you know!! I will have a little surprise for you tomorrow so make sure you stop in for a visit. And to answer your question ~ I am a long way from stopping my dear girl. Hugs & Love. xo

The Vintage Rose said...

What a gorgeous shop _ I just love roses... and now I'm following too!

Marta said...

Great to have you back! Love your blog and the beautiful pictures. Thanks for having the giveaway, would love to win!

Fabulously french said...

The photos of the florist are simply stunning Kimberly, your photography is amazing. I hope that you passed these fabulous skills to Ange then she can teach me. Mille mercis for sharing your fabulous photos of your trip, you girls really did have a fun time.

The people portraits are amongst my favourites and are something that I have not been able to do living full time here but when we go to a village where they do not know us I plan to take a few of the locals myself :-)

A tres bientot,

Leeann x

The Antiques Diva™ said...

You must must be at Au Nom de la Rose....
Just discovered your blog (and you on twitter) and am smitten!

Delena said...

I came to this lovely blog through Lori at Wildflowers. She just says the nicest things about you and now I get to digest your blog!
Count me in on your giveaway.

GeNell said...

You captured beautiful shots of the flowers. Hope it's my lucky day!!

Ange said...

Huh! And here's me preparing to send you more old pages ;-) You don't have to put me in your giveaway. I just love ya - that's all ;-)
And will put the giveaway on my sidebar...

lisaroy said...

I'm a happy follower - look forward to every one of your posts! : )

Marci said...

oh those photos are beeautiful!
they make me want to bury my face in all those roses and smell deeply!!

Martha said...

those photos are just gorgeous Kim...I always love flowers and pics of flowers:)

2 entries please...I'm a follower

Pamela Holderman said...

Oh pick me...love those photos. I can feel myself salivating just thinking of all the possible goodies!

Pam said...

Thank you for the chance to win such lovliness and for the beauty you bring to my days!

Tonya said...

I LOVE your photos! They are so beautiful, I feel like I am right there enjoying the beauty for myself. I am a new follower of yours, I would LOVE to be one of the lucky winners. Be Blessed.

Mary Ellen said...

I sure am enjoying all your photos!!

I posted about your giveaway on my blog and have been a follower so I think I have 3 chances at your fun giveaway!!

bee blessed
mary

Kristi Templeton said...

Reading your post and looking at your photographs is almost as good as being there. And we have great grey salt caramels here in Seattle at Fran's Chocolate. My favorites!

Cyndi said...

What a lovely gesture you are making by giving away your excess crafting supplies and gracing someone with them! Please include me in your give away.

Paris Atelier said...

Those photos and those bouquets are amazing!!! Just heavenly!
xoxo
Judith~

Jenea said...

Good luck to all! ;)

SERENDIPITY ANTIQUES said...

Kim, I am envious of your journey to France! The photos of the flowers are so lovely. Add me as an entry for your GIVEAWAY! Merci, Cheryl

Esme said...

they have the best flower shops in Paris-I just love the way they display their flowers.

I follow

thank you

chocolate and croissants at yahoo .com

April said...

First of all I am so jealous of your photo taking abilities! And your vacation, I am dreaming of France! I would love to win.

April

A Write Life said...

Love the flower photos. And would love to win your gift.

She Wore It Well said...

i'm a follower too, so two for me. i love your photos x

Herbgirl said...

Long time reader and now a follower too. These pics bring back lovely memories of Rue Cler Fleurs that I visited last summer. Totally wonderous! Put me in for two entried. Thanks!!!
Hugs N Herbal Blessings, Mandy

TuesdaySusan said...

Ohhhhh my my......your blog is taking my breath away and I feel I must visit this breathtaking treasure every day......I am so glad I found you!!!

TuesdaySusan said...

I am now following you too! Love, Love, Love your Paris! Thanks so very much for sharing.....SuSan

Megan said...

I'm a follower too!

That's 2 for me!!!

Megan said...

Hope I'm the lucky girl!

Can't wait to check out your etsy site once you get your photos posted.

KarenSue said...

These are the most beautiful photographs! I would love to win one. It looks like you girls had a blast in Paris. I enjoy reading and seeing all the photos.

Catherine said...

I have just found your blog via the lovely Morning T!

Your pictures are so beautiful!

I'm looking forward to catching up on your past posts!

Please count me in on this lovely giveaway! I will add a link to my sidebar too!:)

I'm your newest follower:)

daniela rota nodari said...

Bonjour Kimberly,
Wonderful!!!!
Cross my fingers!!
Hugs <3

Daniela "DREAM SHABBY CHIC" Milano