5.11.2009

meet and greet.....

Good morning girlies. I thought we could start Monday off right. I mean really right.


Welcome to my Monday meet and greet. Yes, that is me up there in my doorway and I want to welcome you in.Did you have a nice weekend and a lovely Mothers day?
I also wanted to introduce my sponsors over on the right of my blog. Each of these girls has a fabulous shop and /or blog and each of these girls has so generously donated a little something. These girls Rock!






My friend Susan has a wonderful little shop on Etsy called Paper Hill where she sells some of her fabulous handmade jewelry, altered paper frames, lovely little treasures that scream my name when i pop over. Do you love this necklace? I do. Do you think you need it? well...you might win it!



My newest friend Stacy happens to live within 40 minutes of me, and she has a fabulous blog ...non pareil......that emits style. She loves to feature fabulous up and coming shops and trends, so stop by and say hello....you never know who she might ask to feature on her blog..... She even showed up at my open house on Friday in her "covet me" mini cooper.





You all know I love style, and when it's affordable....well hold me back! I was tickled when Mai wanted to be one of my sponsors because I love.love.love the clothes and shoes she offers at her shop Ruche.

Mai is even offering a $25 shopping credit to her shop......to one lucky winner.




Who doesn't love the new fetish of burlap pillows? I know I love them and so much so that I ordered a bunch of them from Michele for my open house and they completely sold out. gone.


Check out all the other pillows she offers here at her shop...Petit Coterie.


Michele is even giving away one of these #12 burlap pillows to one lucky reader.








You all know Sara from Sadie Olive and I are buds. Sara's sense of style is amazing, and her house is a total dream. Sara also has an online shop where she sells her wares, but she also offers photography and best of all.....she does blog and website design. I love how she put my blog design together after I told her what i envisioned. Go forth and check out her shop and design work.......


Sara is offering one lucky reader a $40 credit in design work. Maybe you want to update your blog a little or add a button feature?






Here is another girl that Rocks the world. Rebekah from LittleByRd. I called Rebekah a month ago and asked her to make me some linen summer clutches for my open house. I only have one left. Rebekah's shop is mostly vintage treasures that she offers on her Etsy shop, but it's her handmade goodies that make it into mine.


Rebekah is offering one lucky reader one of her beautiful handmade clutches. Now go forth and check her site out!








Darlene has the a darling little shop called Flax and Spindle where you will find vintage flax linen, grain sack pillows,vintage hemp linen, natural wool and fabrics incorporated into one of a kind elements for your home...


Darlene is also offering one lucky reader one of her grain sack pillows. How cool is that?









I'm excited to finally meet Jackie when we head to The Farm Chicks show in June. Jackie also has a wonderful shop called Dreams of France where she sells all sorts of French inspired treasures. I am in love with this grey {who knew?} tin frame. Lovin it.


Jackie is also offering it to a lucky reader. I think i might just have to declare myself the winner of this one.













and last but not least comes a line of darling handmade children's clothing. Brandie has been working her tail off trying to get her shop up and going and can now finally pat herself on the back. She did it and it turned out beautiful. Little Lotti is one beautiful place.
Brandie is offering one lucky reader the Betty Ruffle Capri's for one special little girl.


I know Lola would love these.








I'm so happy to do this meet and greet today, and really .....what fabulous ladies to offer such wonderful parts of their lives to us.


Part of winning one of these treasures today.....just go check out their shops before you comment. That's all i ask.
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xo









102 comments:

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

What fabulous things, Kasey. Some of these women I'm familiar with, but some are new so I'm definitely going to check them out - thanks for sharing!

slip4 said...

Wow what a great bunch of sponsors. I have visited their sites and added them to my favorites. Only, I don't have a blog or small children. But all the housewares are awesome!

Missy K said...

How lovely! I never cease to be inspired by the creativity and style of women!

blue moss said...

so many lovely things... :)

Crystal said...

So many beautiful things and I love all of them!!! Thanks for providing the websites!

Hugs,
Crystal
c.rumery@insightbb.com
www.rumery.blogspot.com

flax and spindle said...

All those items are making me drool!
thanks for the feature Kasey!

southerninspiration said...

Oh my word at the pretties!!! Such talented girls....and oh so delightful to find on a Monday morning!

Suzanne

stacy di said...

thanks dearie!! I'm off to visit your other sponsors.

ps.it was great seeing you on friday :)

Tracy said...

Loved everything! Especially the girls clothing and that grey frame. I never used to be a fan of grey until we moved into a house with all the main living areas painted a soft grey. At first, I couldn't wait to paint over everything, but now that I have the time to do it, I've found I've become fond of it.

Jingle said...

Wow! These are all amazing shops! I think I just fell in love with a bunch of pillows AND tons of wonderful vintage stuff from little byrd vintage! Thanks for the introductions!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

What great friends you have! Now I can say what great friends we have . Thanks for sharing your sweeties~

Tiedupmemories said...

What wonderful sponsers!I love Rouche! It's my style all the way! Love it! Love all the shops! Thanks for inriducuing them to me!
Tracy

Lissa said...

Kasey! There is some amazing stuff on here! Oh my!! Is it hard not to keep it? Like the frame and the pillow? Oh my.... so many treasures! nonpareil is new to me but I promise I visited her before I commented. :) Cute outfit too btw! soos kasey...

The Kramer Angle said...

Good morning! Great sponsors. I found Darlene on Etsy and she made custom pillows for my barn sale and I also sold all of them!

Thanks for the meet and greet.

KC Photography said...

Love all of these things! So pretty!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Beautiful shops! But then I had no doubt they would be! Glad your open house was a success. Have a lovely Monday!

Federica said...

Good morning Kasey, how many beautiful shops! Thanks for sharing!
Have a great day!
Federica

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Thanks for sharing all these great items! I'm breaking the rules and commenting first but I'm about to pour another cup of coffee and go through them all. Have a great Monday! Glad the open house went so well.
~Michelle

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

I see about 4 things at Ruche that I would love to get. The prices are outstanding!

Simply Me Art said...

Happy Monday! Beautiful Shops, Im off to visit them again! Jamie

mimi charmante said...

Fabulous! I "knew" some of the wonderfully talented ladies before, but thank you for the introduction to the ones I did not~
Have a wonderful week~
xo

Brandie said...

What a fun post Kasey! I am soo honored to be included among all of these wonderfully talented ladies.

Great products and I do need all of it, I do;)

C Maisy said...

Wow...they are all so generous.
I do hope I win.
That would be fun, fun, fun!
Happy Monday to you Girl!
Gotta go check out all there sites.
Bye for now~

littlebyrd said...

Thanks darlin! What an amazing giveaway you have going on here. In just a quick peak at Ruche I saw a million things I wanted. Happy Monday Morning to you!

beth said...

Your amazing blog has amazing sponsors. Lovely giveaway...thanks.

paige said...

kasey my dear, we need to call you the lottery blog! or maybe the party blog! i love it!

anyway, some of these ladies are new faces to me but since i love your style i knew i would be smitten with the newbies!

you look fabulous by the way
xo

Michelle Vandepol said...

love how they have a common french beautiful things leaning. i wish my wallet was bigger :) super cute pic of you at the front door

Ferreira; Party of Four said...

Beautiful! I have SO much fun browsing your sponsors during quiet time. I will def. do so again today, now that 'allowance' is upon me again. ;) Thanks for the giveaways!

the wild raspberry said...

lovin these shops! totally have drool on the chin. alright, wiping it off now.
thanks for sharing.
chasity

Laura said...

Lovely!!! As always!

Charlotte said...

I found your blog through Rebekah's blog, LittleByrd. So glad to "meet" you! What a fantastic group of sponsors you have! I added you to my blog list...& a link to your blog on mine..I can't wait to see what you post next!

Ginger said...

I love Ruche! Thank you for introducing that one to me;)

Jackie said...

Thanks Kasey - it's amazing to be included with this group of fabulous ladies...what great goodies people can win!! Hope you had a great Mother's Day!

Fresh Poppy Sisters said...

Thanks Kasey---as if your blog isn't depressing enough.. it makes me feel like I need to throw out EVERYTHING i own and start completely from scratch! Then I have to go see these super talented creative girls and I could cry! Sad Cry!!! I need to get off the computer! I hope I win...that might make me happier :)

Tara said...

Hi Kasey!! I love that necklace, LOVE it and her shop is amazing...I also love the burlap pillow of course, love Sara, love Rebekah, love the shoes I bought from Ruche..and now I need to run over and check out the other shoppes! Thanks for the meet and greet..p.s. cute outfit!

Amanda said...

Thanks for the tip on the paint color! I'll post some pictures when we're done and show you how our current selection (pick #2!) turns out.

Amanda

Jess and Crystal said...

I just found your site.....you have some very talented friends!! My friends and I will have to do a little shopping!! :) Thank you for putting on such a fun and exciting giveaway!

XOXOXO
Crystal P.

Poke Salad Annie said...

what marvelous things! i especially loved the Ruche site, and i love your outfit! thanks for the welcome!

LuLu said...

Well My hubby has you to blame when the package start arriving!! hee hee... i'll have to at least wait a week cause he did treat me to wonderful treasures this weekend. I've marked them all in favorites now.... wonderful way to start the week! So glad your open house was great.
LuLu

Rebecca Frame said...

hi kasey....i think this is so great of you to share these shops...i have been to a few of them before...and am heading right now to check out the others...again...thanks for sharing your finds and friends!

rebecca

Julie said...

What great shops! So much cute stuff... I have to sit on my hands for now, but I'm making a list. :)

Love your outfit!

xo

Petit Coterie said...

I feel so honored being included with all these talented women. I love all of their designs. Must go and visit their shops or blogs.

Thanks for sharing!

paperhill said...

kasey, thank you so much for the mention of the shop. i'm thrilled to be in such amazing company! love the picture of you at the front door, so cute!

CharityMay said...

perfect way to start my monday! thank you for introducing me to these lovely little things.

Mindy said...

Kasey thank you for the the great shopping tour. I have visited many of these sites for a little virtual shopping. LOVE LOVE Ruche - seems I am too slow, my faves always sell out SO fast. Uber cute stuff. And I adore the necklace at Paper Hill. I am pretty sure my super cute friend Lissa got a similar necklace from you. Lucky girl! And the pillows from Petit Coterie is like a mini holiday... aah what a sweet dream. I will have to do a little more site seeing on little byrd. Right now I am on the be-happy-with-what-you-have-and-hold-the-purse-strings-tight-campaign. So only virtual shopping for now.

Thanks for the sweet dreams. Love that pic of you in the doorway - that is a keeper!

fringe said...

What an enchanting collection of treasures. This is my first visit to your beautiful blog. My dear friend, Suz of Paperhill, told me about it and I'm so glad she did. So many wonderfully talented ladies featured here. Who wouldn't be thrilled to have one of each?

Love your doorway photo too. So welcoming...

PS~Erin said...

I just hopped over from Little Byrd Vintage... So many nice things over here! Your sponsers are wonderful. I loved being introduced to some new places and people. All are lovely... I am especially taken by that burlap pillow. Oh, and Ruche is just completely awesome! Thanks for the opportunity to win something.

Tamara said...

I can see why they sold out!!... cause they are soooo cute! I am loving the French Burlap Paris No 12 Pillow by Petit Coterie!
What a lucky gal you are to have such cute sponsers!

Tami said...

Ooooo....these are some wonderful sponsers!!! Love Petit Coterie....those pillows she has are gorgreous. Dreams of France is wonderful I am in love with the Eiffel Tower Necklace....too cute!!
Sadie Olive oh my there is so much to pick from but I do have my eye on a Grain Sack Runner! off to check out more!!!!

Have a great week!
Hugs~T

Laura said...

I'd welcome you into my home, but it is a MESS.

good morning to you, too.

ashley g said...

Thanks for introducing me to these fabulous shops! So unique and creative.

Ashley

Sara said...

Ok, I know I'm on the list, but I want to win one of those prizes!!!! I'm off to shop now!

Kacey said...

Ooh, lots of treasures! I'm off to check out some of the shops I'm not familiar with. This will not help my productivity this morning! :-)

Kasey said...

Another great giveaway! It's a rainy day here - the perfect day to discover some new pretty websites.

Sarah said...

Oh wow, such amazing sponsors! I love the dresses at Ruche. I'm really trying to narrow it down to one that I can't live without!
I really love the burlap pillows. I had wanted some for my entry way but gave up on the idea. They're wonderful!
Little Lotti's makes me happy to have a little girl. They're so fun to dress. :)

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

new places to shop!! THANK YOU!

What perfect sponsors for your Anthropolo-chic'ness.

You're fabulous, these sponsors are excellent...

Thank you for the new shopping venues. I so wish I could have been to your house this weekend. One of these times, I'm going to drag Tara and Allegra and head out to your fabulous home. OMG what an amazing time we'd have!

xoxo

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I respected your request to visting the shops before commenting. Here is my wish list:

Ruche: Pink Studio Frances shoes
Petit Coterie: French grain style pillow
Sadie Olive: one could only dream of such a beautiful blog
LittlebyRd:Loved her books.
FlaxandSpindle: Vintage Easter pillow
Dreams of France: I have been wanting one of her tea towels for forever.
Here's hoping the drawing fairy will bless me. :)
Thank you for hosting.

Leah C said...

Such lovely sponsors! I especially like those pillows & frames...and I loved a towel at Dreams of France with birds on it, but, of course, it was sold!{I did purchase one of Sara's beautiful prints this weekend} Super meet & greet:)

Hey HayHay said...

I am drooling over all these pretties! Off to visit your sponsors, thanks for sharing.

Sarah said...

Oh wow! I love all these shops! I love PetitCoterie's burlap pillows! I adore the pillows on Flax & Spindle especially the Stamp and Letters from Paris! Oh wow, they would make an amazing addition to my bedroom redo! :) I love these new etsy shops, thanks for sharing! What a fabulous meet and greet!!!
Happy Monday!!!

Linda and Greg said...

What great sponsors!! Thanks for introducing us to them!
Happy Monday!!

Marie said...

What beautiful designers you are featuring today! I just spent a few moments perusing their creations. Thank you for the chance to win one of their neat items.
Blessings,
Marie
blog: http://emmacallsmemama.com
email: marie@waltercom.com

Kristin said...

How fun is this post! Paige was right long, long ago when she mentioned your blog to me and how much she liked it. You two (You and Paige) definitely have much fun in common in style, family and sense of sweet humor. I think the word "Delightful" fits! Just fun here always!

deb said...

Awesome shops! Just love all the pillows, cuz a girl can never have too many pillows! Thanks Kasey!

Laurie said...

Fabulous group of ladies!!! Ruche is new to me and what fabulous clothes :) I already chose a few things to buy for spring. Thank you for the meet and greet. Hope you decide to do this regularly.

Michelle Bebe said...

My hubby thinks I am nuts. He saw all the tabs open with all these different shops and he just gave me a weird look! The Paper Hill Etsy Shop is lovely! I felt so womanly looking at her things...I wish I knew how to make those flowers...
And at the Ruche Shop their
masai mara safari shirt dress in navy makes me drool! I think I have seen someone I know who is very classy in that dress! Now I know her secret!
I love the crown pillow from PetitCoterie!
Those vintage egg prints are beautiful from Sadie Olive are so lovely!
Little Byrd Vintage shop is amazing! I felt like I was shopping in my Grandma's house!
I think the french stamp pillow you posted on your blog from Flax and Spindle is so cute!!!
The Large Metal Crown Votive Holder from Dreams of France is so cute! I am envisioning a ton of these little crown vintage holders all over my tequila bar!
Little lotti is the cutest name for a shop, but the patchwork twirl skirt is so darling!!!

I WOULD LOVE to win any of these! Thanks for being so wonderful!

Nancy said...

What incredible sponsors you have -thanks for introducing us to them.
Love your generous spirit!!

AshleyR said...

Love that necklace!! Although everything is super cute, I especially like the burlap pillow and the tie me up taupe shoes at Ruche. Happy Monday!

Tammy said...

I just spent my lunch hour drooling over all the wonderful treasures in each of the shops. Thanks for sharing their loveliness!

Teri said...

Oh yeah! SHOPPING!!!

Jamie said...

Fun, fun, fun! You always do the funnest things! I'd heard of a few of those ladies and it was fun to check out the others. I, especially, loved the paper hill shop. And Sadie Olive is amazing. You look cute as always. Have a great week!

Shabby Shan said...

I checked out all of the lovely websites and all I can say is WOW! Everything is so beautiful. I would love to win! Thank you for being so generous!

Shannon
Shabby Shan's Cottage
www.shabbyshanscottage.com

apriliniowa said...

Great group of sponsors! Love Ruche and think Rebekah (& her etsy stores) is super fab. I'll have to check out some of these other shops as well. :)

Sandi said...

Wow what amazing sites these girls have! I love them! Please add my name to your giveaway. Thanks much!
Blessings~

McKay Family said...

Kasey,

Found you at Maisy's blog. What a great blog you have here. Absolutely love the necklace with the vintage key from Paper Hill. There's another one on her Etsy store in case I don't win this one.

:)
Lindsay

Michelle Grace said...

What lovely little shops! I even placed an order from one today, but would still love to win a give-away:-)

truly blessed said...

i knew of a couple of these fabulous places, but not all. i'm so excited to know of them now! they've been added as favs and i can't wait to go back and browse around some more. thanks for the tips! i love your sweet dress and super cool boots. just mahvelous. :)

lark said...

a beautiful mix!

J.J. said...

OK...how fun is all this!!!! So awesome!!

The little pocket skirt from the Sundat AFternoon collection is adorable...my daughter would love that!!! Those capris are adorable too!

THe pillos are all so fun and interesting and full of texture.

I dig Rebekah's stainless coffee tin. :)


All of these places are a treat! Thaks for passing them along!

Miss Charity said...

Just have to thank you for introducing me to Ruche and Sadie Olive! I LOVE both...so stylish, my style :) To be honest, there wasn't much I didn't like in any of the shops...I could do a lot of damage here! Have a great Monday...

Sondra said...

Amazing work by all of these ladies... I've secretly visited them numerous times via your sidebar and dreamed of all the goodness I could fill my life with. Soo much fun!

Backyard Candle Co. said...

I am on my way to check them out right now! :)

mrs boo radley said...

Thanks for sharing! Used the ctrl + D function a few times...wow, girlie, you hang with some lovely people.

Kristen said...

What a wonderful selection! Everything is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

Jen r. said...

Fabulous!

Mary June said...

Not exactly sure what to do to be entered into all these lovely give-aways - but what fun to try! Some of these are new and some I have browsed before - but they are all quite lovely!
You truly are an inspiration.
Mary June Miller

Sa-Sea Boutique said...

I probably should be sleeping, or sewing, but instead I am checking out these sites! LOVE THEM! Oh, and if that is really your front door! I am in love with it! Soooo welcoming!!!!

Valerie said...

Thanks for introducing us to so many talented artists! One of the best things about blogs -- finding out about new people I would've otherwise never known about.

I would love to win! I could use a pick-me-up for sure as one of our babies (furbabies) passed away unexpectedly today. But winning or not, this post made me smile -- thanks for that.

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

I am going to run off and visit each blog that I am not familiar with. Thank you so much for sharing. So many wonderful people in blog-land. I am so bummed that I wasn't able to make it to your open house yet again. My life is going to get better and I will be coming to your next one.
Now, I'm so in love with both grainsack and burlap that I want to decorate a room around them.
Love your meet & greet photo too.
I'm off to see your recommendations.

citysage said...

What a stylish and lovely bunch of friends you have! Thanks for the recommendations---I can't wait to explore their charming shops!

~Amy said...

Thanks for sharing.....I can't wait to shop!! Love your BLOG!!

Blessings....
Amy

***LIZ*** said...

Wow! It's a good thing my b-day is coming up, I now have a full wish list for my hubby to choose from. Love it all!

Andrea Villarreal said...

WOW! Thanks for all the great links. I spend more money because of you! Just my way of stimulating the economy I guess;) Love, Love, Love Ruche!!!

christy said...

I have been following your blog for a little while now and because of you have fallen in love with the other shops you feature. I have visited their shops many times when looking for that special something and always find what I'm looking for. Thank you for sharing your friends with us. My husband (aka the money source) on the other hand isn't quite as grateful...

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

Great sponsers. They all have such fabulous items. Now if only I could convince my hubby that the items I want are needs instead of wants. Wish me luck!

jenny said...

i love flax and spindle. i love to some to your site and look at you links!! love all the great styles... :) u make my day when i visit here.

Kristen said...

I'm always amazed at all the wonderful decor items so many women have on here! LOVING IT!! Please enter me in your contest!!! :) :)

Teri said...

I just came across your blog today..and I love it!! Your sponsors are wonderful..I just made several etsy shops in my favs...I will definitely be ordering soon!

What's next said...

I love these! I'll be book marking these!

Amy said...

What great sponsors you have! So many beautiful things!!!

Traci said...

I love all of these creative ladies, and these amazing giveaways. I especially love the burlap pillow. It would be perfect for my couch I am recovering in the guest house.
Thanks,
Traci

mandiegirl said...

Such lovely shops! I especially LOVE the earrings at Ruche!