Thursday, September 23, 2010

Getaways and Giveaways




Tomorrow, I'm driving a few hours to go to a photo shoot, Mr. Tide will be tagging along and I love it when he is able to go with me on a shoot.  Even though I know I'll be fine without him, and usually have to do these things on my own, it's nice to know that he'll be there to help me out with a techie question or some lighting issue if I find myself stumped for any reason.  We're a good team that way!

After the shoot we'll be heading back down the road to help our daughter move into her new apartment.  She showed it to us last weekend and all I can say is...I want to live there!!!  I know she will be very happy there, it's right in the middle of the action, yet not party central like her last building.

Before I head out though I wanted to tell you about a Giveaway I'll be hosting with CSN Stores to keep you busy until I come back.



I thought that since I would be gone for a few days I would also leave you with a few more pictures of my fall decor.  I used yet another font on these and although I love the scripty font, I'm not loving the fact that my copyright symbol shows up as an ugly rectangle.  But it's late, and I have packing to do, so it will have to suffice for now!



This decor will last me all the way through Thanksgiving...there are no spooky witches, or ghosts to be had in these displays.  I like being able to put something out that will carry me through not one, but two holidays...I'm getting lazy in my old age I guess, hence the reason why I didn't correct my watermark!



I love white pumpkins for both Halloween and Thanksgiving, and pairing them with silver, brown, gold, or rust colored accessories makes a perfect vignette for either holiday.



And of course acorns in all shapes, sizes, and colors are a staple in my fall decorating.  I found these large white acorns years ago and I still love pulling them out each year!  



And I love this little silver squirrel nutcracker.  It was given to me by my brother and my sister in law and I just think he is the cutest thing, arms waiting to crack that perfect nut open!



I found all of the mercury glass leaves on clearance last year after the holidays.  They are actually Christmas ornaments, but I thought they would look pretty hanging from the various vintage decanters I have on my dining room buffet.  They add a little shimmer and elegance, and they look so pretty next to candlelight.

Now you're probably thinking to yourselves...that's all well and good Kat, but what about the Giveaway...I mean you did mention something about that in your title and at the top of the post right?!  Yes, yes I did!



Well you see, I've been trying to think of a clever segue to tell you about CSN's many wonderful furniture pieces.  They have a lot, trust me I've looked, and I even know some people who own pieces from several of the great lines they carry! 

And then it hit me, I decorated a table, so with the $65.00 gift card you could win with this giveaway, you could decorate your own end table, coffee table, kitchen table or anything else in your house that you want...that's the beauty of a gift card right?!  See, wasn't that clever of me afterall?!!!

Ok, so it might not have been all that clever, but the fact remains that you could win 65 smackeroos to buy anything your heart desires from CSN Stores from an end table to an egret (no not a live one silly!)...and just in time for the holidays...so what's not to love about that?!

You know the drill...

1.  Visit CSN Stores by clicking HERE and then come back and leave a comment telling me what you can't live without, or what you would buy your Aunt Ethel with your gift card!

2.  Leave a second comment telling me what you plan to give me for Christmas...oops I mean that you are a follower...Please Make Sure That You Leave Me A Second Comment for that second chance to win!!

3.  Tweet, Facebook, Blog, or put a Billboard up about my Giveaway and then come back and leave a THIRD SEPARATE comment (I know you'll be tired by then so just write I Tweeted, etc.) and you'll be entered for 3 BIG chances to win!

In all seriousness though, this Giveaway will be finito come Midnight PST next Friday...October 1, 2010...So hurry, don't delay!  The winner will be announced October 2nd...but first you gotta play to win!


**For more Fall inspiration head over to the fabulous Cottage and Vine to get your Fall on with her Falling Up Link Party!**

109 comments:

  1. what would I buy? so many choices...maybe some pretty new holiday decorations!

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  2. I thought I was a follower because I follow you on facebook, but I've now made it official by following here on the blog too :)

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  3. Just wanted to say that I love those mercury glass ornaments and I love that they're used all the time.

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  4. I would buy something new for my kitchen. Something pretty and shiny.
    great giveaway!
    I hope you have a great photo shoot, and good luck with moving the kiddo!
    gail

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  5. Kat, love your acorns and squirrel. Great vignette. Have fun at the photo shoot. I can use the gift card for either new glasses or baby stuff.

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  6. I would love to get the Greenland Home Fashions Blooming Prairie Bedspread Set for my guest room!

    Barb

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  7. Love your fall decor! I would use the gift card toward bedding!

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  9. http://www.facebook.com/dogmomdiva

    I posted on my FB page!

    Barb

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  10. I would by something for my kitchen. I find I always go to the kitchen section of any store that has one.

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  11. I am also a follower but might be under Susan O. That was before I created my blog.

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  12. I would love to get some play food for my kids play kitchen!!


    suzannebake@gmail.com

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  13. My Aunt Ethel would like the Emerilware Dutch oven, but I'd probably buy a Christmas present for my daughter, like a Melissa and Doug Puzzle.
    quitecontrary1977@hotmail.com

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  14. I am a follower!
    quitecontrary1977@hotmail.com

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  15. Hi Kat, The little squirrel and acorns are adorable! Cute idea adding the mercury glass leaves to the decanters. Have a greast photo shoot.

    I have been eyeing those fabulous Bee glasses at CSN forever! I would use my winnings to purchase those.
    Hugs, Sherry

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  16. I am a follower and need some kitchen stuff from CSN that I hve my eyes on..

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  17. Kat, first of all thank you for hosting this giveaway! I went over to the site and I love the Amalfi Square End Table for out on my patio!

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  18. I posted about your giveaway on my blog!

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  19. Is it wrong that I covet your carved acorns and mercury leaves?

    I looked at the headboards at CSN Stores because I'm trying to decide which kind I want.

    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway.

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  20. Yes, I'm a very happy follower (and I'm having fun w/ the free font sites you shared with us).

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  21. I tweeted your giveaway and I'm not too tired to leave the url: http://twitter.com/cspod/statuses/25389569024

    I also used your Twitter handle in the post so it should appear in your "Mentions" stream.

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  22. I was so taken with the Butler Heritage Bombe Trunk Table with Old World Map Surface - slightly over budget, but I haven't bought grown-up furniture for ages and am developing a yearning - it even has storage!

    What was the font you used the other day Kat - Henry Morgan? Arrrr.

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  23. well i have a list.........lol@ that dutch oven would be top of the list of thinks i could use. just.plzzz@yahoo.com...........btw CSN service is out of this world and shipping is top notch also

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  24. i am a follower and enjoy your photos every day you post you have quite the talent gl on your shoot!! just.plzzz@yahoo.com

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  25. Wonderful giveaway! I would use it for some new glasses,flatware, or maybe even some cute seasonal decor like you have! :) Please enter me too!

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  26. I am already a follower here's my second entry and by the way, I LOVE those acorns of yours! They are wonderful and I like when you can carry fall decor over several holidays as well. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  27. I love your decor, so pretty! Those mercury glass ornaments are beautiful!! I love them over the glass like that. Your little squirrel is the cutest!!! Have a great time this weekend and have fun with your daughter! Pictures please of her new abode! :)

    I am a very happy follower/friend!!

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  28. I would love a new comforter for my bed, it is starting to get a little cooler at nights!! Thanks Kat!!

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  29. Cuisinart Prep 9-Cup Food Processor in Aluminum to help with holiday baking!!

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  30. Enjoy the weekend with Mr. Tide and your daughter. I too like everyone else love the mercury glass, who would think Christmas ornaments for fall but it sure does work.

    I stopped by the giveaway site, oh I love that Coastal Living line and of course I'm a follower too.

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  31. Your giveaway has been added to my sidebar. Enjoy your weekend.

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  32. I want to get my son a little tikes ride on police car and a corelle doll for my niece
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  33. follow your blog already
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  34. Kat,
    I'm with you on the FALL decor...mine will get thru to Christmas too! Love what you have done with yours...looks great! Have a wonderful time on your shoot and at your daughters new place. I could use some Christmas cash...so count me in!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  35. I'm a very happy follower:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  36. Their Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 10" and 12" Omelet Combo Set caught my eye!
    http://www.csnstores.com/Calphalon-1758439-CPH1574.html

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  37. Following the blog via GFC.(panicxduh)
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  38. Stumbled this giveaway post!
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  39. I love the squirrel and the pretty fall things you have displayed. Now I just wish the weather would cooperate here.
    Brenda

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  40. Have fun on the photo shoot. I love the mercury glass leaves, perfect for the bottles. I almost feel guilty entering another giveaway...but, I'd add to my Le Creuset that I got at CSN. You know I love that Caribbean Blue color.

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  41. Your mercury glass leaves caught my eye right away! What a beautiful pairing for your fall decor. Oh, and my choice from the CSN site would be the neon crab sculpture. He's so cute (and happy!). ~Lili

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  42. I could not live without the trunk coffee table or the cool distressed desk or ......

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  43. I am a brand spankin' new follower!

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  44. I'd love to get the Carlos by Carlos Santana Saber Women's Ankle Strap Sandals in Mustang!
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  45. I’m following you publicly via GFC. ID: lyndadawinda1074
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  46. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/lyndadawinda/status/25466091790
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  47. http://www.everyatomicclock.com/La-Crosse-Technology-WT-3102S-LCT1100.html I need a new clock I'd like to get this one! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  48. http://twitter.com/DesMoinesDealin/status/25466480250 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  49. I'm a follower. So there's something.

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  50. There's too much to look at to make a hasty decision. I'd probably go for something for the kitchen, like a Le Creuset piece.

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  51. I am totally in love with these lights for our new kitchen over the raised counter:
    http://www.csnlighting.com/Kichler-42436OZ-42437OZ-42438OZ-KI11479.html

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  52. I am a very new follower. And very happily so! I love all or your fall decor. Especially mercury glass. My absolute fav!

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  53. Hi I could not live without the Metropolitan by Minka Metropolitan Clip-on Swirl Shade with Self-trim in Silkglow Croissant - SH1949! Beautiful. *hugs* and thanks

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  54. Hi! I am a new follower of your lovely blog. I found you over at Cindy's "Seashells and Pearls" blog. Your pictures are just fabulous.

    Love the bottle and the mercury glass together! *hugs*

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  55. Hi Kat!
    Great mix of fall
    decor, especially
    the squirrel : )!
    I would buy the
    Thomas Paul horse
    pillow that I
    had on my last CSN
    giveaway button ~
    love it!
    xx Suzanne

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  56. Me again ~
    I'm a faithful
    follower!!
    xx Suzanne

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  57. I like the Little Tikes Cozy Coupe

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  58. tweet
    http://twitter.com/ourkidsmom/status/25650506409

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  59. I could use this lovely rug LA Rugs Art Transitional Mix Contemporary Rug - 4309/13

    aigcanada7 at hotmail dot com

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  60. posted on fb: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000967177106&v=wall&story_fbid=152947381404663&ref=mf

    aigcanada7 at hotmail dot com

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  61. ­­­­­I follow on GFC ( hannah . chrinahxxx@..)

    aigcanada7 (at) hotmail [dot] com

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  62. I would buy the Thomas Paul Anchor pillow! I have it on my wish list! ( I couldn't get your link to work) Thanks for the fabulous giveaway! ♥

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  63. I am a follower....and PS Merry Christmas! teehee! ♥♥♥

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  64. I would buy one of those gorgeous Dash and Albert rugs

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  65. Well that took me awhile (sorry about that), but I have now put your giveaway on my sidebar.

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  66. I would buy the backpack cat carrier...soooo cute!

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  67. Fabulous fall vignette and I'm pretty much loving that squirrel waiting to crack a nut.

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  68. Great giveaway and beautiful blog!! I can't live without the Butler Artist's Cocktail Trunk...I love cocktails and this trunk is absolutely beautiful! I don't have an Aunt Ethel so sadly I'll have to accept the gift card in her absence..lol!

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    'Rebecka Evans Check out this amazing giveaway and awesome blog!!

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    I thought I was a follower because I follow you on facebook, but I've now made it official by following here on the blog too :)
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  70. I think I would choose the SHIPPING!
    Bai Design Satin School Retro Modern Wall Clock in Black!

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  71. Something I love to see is the combination of natural and fine elements and you have done it beautifully. I hope your shoot isn't too rainy today.

    Thanks for joining the party Kat.

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  72. I love your acorns and that squirrel. Cute.

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  73. Calphalon Unison Nonstick 10-Piece Cookware Set

    I would love it!

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  74. I would buy a deep castiron fry pan.

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  75. What I would relaly, really love to have from CSN is some paintable beadboard wallpaper from Graham & Brown. It makes me sigh just thinking about it.

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  76. I see my time posted in eastern time, while I'm in PST in my post above :( it should say 11:51 PM

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  77. I REALLY would love to have the Hamilton Beach 3-in-1 Slow Cooker
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  78. I follow you publicly on Google Friends Connect (Carolsue)
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  79. I posted this giveaway on my Blog
    http://carolsbloggys.blogspot.com/2010/01/csn-stores-giveaways.html
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  80. Phew. just in the knick of time. ;) I would love to get a Le Creuset casserole but I really need some kitchen rugs and the Dash And Albert ones are perfect!

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  81. I would love to put this towards an espresso machine

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  82. I follow your blog on GFC! gmloschiavo at yahoo dot com

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  83. http://twitter.com/TheCraveToSave/status/26101479976

    tweet

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  84. love the mercury glass. thanks for hosting the give-away!

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  85. I'd love to get this: http://www.cookware.com/Le-Creuset-N4100-2671-LEC1574.html

    matt4melis at hotmail dot com

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  86. follower

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  87. tweeted

    http://twitter.com/#!/matt4melis/status/26150455834

    matt4melis at hotmail dot com

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