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Sunday, September 20, 2015

A GIVEAWAY!

This post is published in partnership with Uncommon Goods.
 
I'm having a giveaway! In October, I will celebrate seven years of blogging! Can you believe that? I can't. To celebrate my Blogaversary, I have a wonderful giveaway.
 
 
When Uncommon Goods generously offered to send me something from their store, I browsed through all of their unique treasures. When I  spotted this beautiful US Map Pillow -- Birds and Blooms, I decided it would make a perfect Blogaversary giveaway. (I want you to know that I had the option of keeping this beauty and creating a post about it, and I'm still tempted to do that. Once this post goes live [if I decide to push that "publish" button], I'll be committed to sending it to some other lucky person. And that lucky person could be you!)
 
 
Pillow-Uncommon Goods
 
Isn't it beautiful? There are so many unique treasures on their site. I had a hard time making a decision. I know you'll want to browse their site. You can find pillows and more home d├ęcor here.
I kind of got stuck looking at all of the unique pillows.  

Are you lucky enough to have a friend you can go visit in another state? You might want to take them one of these great pillows depicting their state. (Or maybe you want to just order one for yourself.) I found this one in the Occasions/House Warming Gifts section. 

 
Necklace
 
 
 You will find treasures in every category (and there are a lot of categories). Among the jewelry items are several pieces which can be customized with the map of your choice.

Looking for an uncommon wedding gift? I found this amazing "Thumbprint Guest Book" in the Art/ Style or Medium category.  I love this idea.
 
Have you ever bought a gift for a friend and then decided to keep it yourself? I have a confession. I have!

Years ago, I bought the cutest frog figurine for my friend who collects frogs. I purchased it several months before her birthday because I had found it on sale.  

I set it on a table at my house, and as the months passed, I became more attached to that figurine   more hesitant to remove the frog from what seemed to be a comfortable habitat for him at my house. I finally decided to get something else for my friend's birthday and let the  frog live at our house. Sorry, my frog-collecting friend, Melinda.

Giveaway US Birds-Flowers Pillow


That's what almost happened when this pillow arrived (more promptly than I had expected after ordering it). I opened it to make sure it was okay and fell in love with it all over again. Then, I made the mistake of putting it on our sofa. Look, it's perfect. It looks like it belongs there.
 

 
 
 Then I tried it in the brown leather recliner. See how it brightens up the recliner? I think this 19" X 13" pillow could be used almost anywhere.
 
 
Giveaway Bargain Decorating w Laurie

 
 
 I even tried to rationalize keeping it because it would be a good learning tool for our grandchildren.  Look at the back of it. All of the States are listed with the State Flower and State Bird. (Don't tell anybody, but it was a learning experience for me.)
 
  
I have reluctantly packed it back into the plastic bag and the box, ready to ship to one of my readers. (See how much I love y'all.)
Giveaway Bargain Decorating w Laurie


 
 
For a chance to pry this pillow out of my hands, just leave a comment on this post.

Because I was getting so many spam comments, I previously removed the anonymous option from my comment section, but for this post, I am opening back up for anonymous comments. If your comment does not link back to a way to contact you, please be sure to add your email to your comment. If you win the drawing, and I don't have a way to get your mailing address, I'll be forced to keep the pillow for myself. 
 
PILLOW GIVEAWAY


On Friday, October 2, 2015, after a random drawing, I'll announce the winner. Good luck!


I partnered with Uncommon Goods for this post. I am receiving compensation in the form of a product, for the purpose of promoting Uncommon Goods. However, all expressed opinions and experiences are my own words. 

46 comments:

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Such a thoughtful thing for you to do. I love her site. The pillow is adorable would really look great in my Sun porch, or the new green bedroom, or my office, the list goes on and on. I know you're going to have a hard time parting with the beautiful pillow. Fondly Lynne

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Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Congrats on your blogging anniversary Laurie! One of the first blogs I found and still one of my faves. Pick me ! Cindy


D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

Oh my goodness it is beautiful! I adore Uncommon Goods, they have the most delightful items that are perfect for anyone.

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xinex said...

Congrats, Laurie. I can't believe it's been 7 years. Oh I want that pillow! Perfect for a traveler....Christine

carol fun said...

Lovely giveaway... and yes I have purchased a gift for a friend and then kept it for myself...but luckily I was able to purchase another one of same item for them which helped with my guilt...LOL Thanks for the chance to win and congratualions on 7 years of blogging!

Christine Graves said...

I agree with you, that pillow would be hard to give up! Its beautiful.

ginni wren wells said...

Thank you for being so generous . Winning would be nice.gd.wells@yahoo.com

Diane L said...

Just lovely. So sweet to find and give up. I would love it. Di@cottage-wishes

Diva Kreszl said...

Congrats on your blogging anniversary! What a precious il low and how kind of you to be willing to share it with us, I would love an opportunity to own this beauty!

Annette Cole Mastron said...

Thank you and Congrats. I can see that pillow in my leather recliner. annette@southernwritersmag.com

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Congrats on your blog anniversary! I can see why you would have a hard time giving this sweet pillow away! Don't enter me in the contest...I don't need another pillow, but I just wanted to say happy blog anniversary!

Lynne said...

This is a lovely pillow and it would look great on my living room couch. I have bought many items from Uncommon Goods,they have so many unique items. Happy Anniversary!

Sharon Collins said...

I wish I had found you years ago. Your blog lets me keep in contact with my hometown I love your home and had hoped to meet you at the reunion, but alas the week of the reunion is about the time that they should be working really hard on my kitchen remodel. I have waited 40 years for this and really need to be here to enjoy the room. By the way, I went to a couple of small antique malls near me and found some embroidered towels and scarves like the wonderful pillow that you are showing. Happy Anniversary.

Mary Steinbrink said...

I just bought a new living room chair this weekend and this would look great on it! Although, I would probably lose it to my little girl who has been studying states and would love a state pillow! Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

Ginger said...

Congrats on your 7th year blogging anniversary, I think I started reading your blog right after you first started. I love your blog and all the neat pictures you post, and your funny commentary that goes with it.
The pillow is really pretty.

gypsyelves said...

Oh, the pillow is wonderful! I started reading your blog a while back and find it so inspiring! Thanks for the giveaway!

Joy said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary, and thank you for the chance to win this darling pillow. I can certainly see why you were tempted to keep it, and I admire your resolve in publishing this post. I'm a new follower of your blog but since I'm a fan of bargain decorating, I think I'm really going to enjoy reading your posts.

Jane Mc. said...

I've just recently found your blog but am very glad I did! I have lots of posts to catch up on!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Laurie, Congrats on your blog anniversary. It sure flies by fast doesn't it? Wishing you many more years of fun blogging.
What a great giveaway. Love the Map pillow with the birds for the states. You are right, it would look great in any decor with the colors.
It looks gorgeous on your leather sofa.
Thanks for having a great giveaway.
Hugs, cm

Nancy said...

DearFriend,
Great posts as always love the pillow too.
Smiles

Darlene Gardner said...

Laurie, I always enjoy visiting your blog. Bargain decorating is the only kind of decorating I do! And I love birds, so this pillow would be perfect for me! Thanks for giving us a chance to be the lucky recipient.

Erika Isler said...

Love this!

Karenann Sharrott said...

What a beautiful pillow! Thank you for a chance to win such a lovely giveaway!

Mandee Pogue said...

I love Uncommon goods and this pillow...GAH! How adorable is it! Here's to hoping I win it! I have the perfect spot!

Kathe said...

I love Uncommon Goods! I have ordered gifts for Mr. B from there and you are right, they arrived in no time! I can picture that pillow on our bed already ;-) Fingers crossed!

Bernie said...

What a pretty pillow and it would look great in my family room. I never purchased anything from Uncommon Goods but, I plan to check them out.

Sheryl Stephens said...

What a beautiful pillow...can think of a few places I could place it in my home. I need to check out Uncommon goods. Looks like a shop I could have some fun. I love your blog, love looking at color and creativity. So fun. You are my fix when it comes to dishes. While I love them I don't purchase them very often.

TheKimSix Fix said...

Those are amazing!! I would happily take it off your hands.

Cari Dunn said...

What a beautiful pillow! The colors are so much fun!

Robin M said...

I would LOVE to win this!! We just closed on our first house as a married couple!! This would go wonderful for our decorating!! *Fingers Crossed* I just love Birds!! Love the post also!! :)

Lisa Jorgensen said...

Super duper cuteness!!!

PatinCal said...

Love that pillow. It would be terrific in the guest room. Out-of-staters would feel just a little bit more welcome!

Ashley said...

What a fun pillow! A lot of the birds I didn't know :)

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Cheri said...

Laurie, absolutely love this pillow. Not familiar with Uncommon Goods so let them know your post and giveaway is working to spread the word.

Anonymous said...

I found your blog from Cozy Little House Tweak it Tuesday #159 !!!! Great gift and a history lesson to learn ...AWESOME...Thanks for the giveaway now on to checking out your blog...TY...berrycherry63@hotmail.com...Autumn Grace

Elaina Newton said...

That pillow is so cute! I especially love the city map necklaces. Thanks for hosting this giveaway. :)

Stella said...

Count me in. Love 6he pillow.

Lanita Anderson said...

What a beautiful pillow with the state birds and flowers....thanks for the give away opportunity!
Blessings,
Lanita

Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate said...

Such a gorgeous pillow! I have never seen a design like this. As a bird lover, I adore this pillow. Fantastic giveaway.
Rebecca

Anonymous said...

I love all you decorating ideas and skills. You inspire me on so very much and would love to have this pillow for house. Love love love all you do!!

Anonymous said...

I love all you decorating ideas and skills. You inspire me on so very much and would love to have this pillow for house. Love love love all you do!!

Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful pillow.

imjacobsmom said...

Happy Blogaversary!!! I adore that pillow and I can see how it would be hard to part with, but I wouldn't mind taking it off your hands :)

Virginia Luyster said...

Lovely pillow!!

Cheryl Rabovsky said...

What an awesome giveaway! Would love to win this beautiful pillow!