Sunday, July 31, 2011

Whimsy (Second Giveaway)

Item No. 1

Dreaming is an act of pure imagination, attesting in all men a creative power, which if it were available in waking, would make every man a Dante or Shakespeare.  ~H.F. Hedge


Before we begin, I have to admit...I was blessed beyond measure by each and every one of you that responded to my previous giveaway. For it being my first, it was exactly the encouragement that I needed to continue in this beautiful endeavor. From the lovely comments I received, three random winners were chosen.

And now, as August rolls around...the final month in these warm and wonderful days of summer...the second giveaway has begun

I am more than honoured to present the following pieces from the beautiful and talented Molly and Claire of Molly the Pirate and Bisou Bisou Beads, respectively.

Each one of these pieces is remarkable in its own unique and one-of-a-kind beauty. I am, once again, drawn to the faintest bit of longing to be one of the lucky ones who will receive these elegant designs.

As before, the items mentioned are shown in order throughout the post.

Item No. 1: Afternoon Coffee Petite Glass Earrings from Molly the Pirate

Item No. 2 (example)
Items No. 2 & 3: One (1) Scrabble pendant necklace of the winners' choice from Bisou Bisou Beads. Two examples have been included in the post. Two winners will be receiving this gift.

(IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are one of my lovely international readers...i.e. not from the United States...please comment as such in one of your entry comments. Many lovely thanks!)

Here is how to enter to win one of these three beautiful items (each counts as either +1 or +2 entries; leave either one or two comments per entry, respectively. Also, please include your email or blog link in at least one of the entry comments).

Entry 1 (mandatory): Comment on this post with something you've always wanted to do, a place to which you have always wanted to journey, a dream you have yet to complete...perhaps an item from your bucket list. (+1)

Entry 2 (mandatory): Follow this blog, and put the BLOG BUTTON in your side bar/lovely reads/blog page/etc. (+1)

Entry 3: Blog/tweet/Facebook about the giveaway (+3, one entry per, one comment per)

Entry 4: Go to Molly's Etsy shop, heart it (if you have Etsy), and comment on this post with your favourite item from her shop. (+2 )

Item No. 3 (example)
Entry 5: Go to Claire's Etsy shop, heart it (if you have Etsy), and comment on this post with your favourite item from her shop (+2)

Entry 6: Follow Molly's blog (+1)

This world is full of whimsy...of beauty...of so many perfect dreams, just waiting to be experienced. Life is meant to be lived. We were created to wonder...to muse...to stand in awe of this world and the Mighty Creator who knit us all together from our earliest moments.

Be a gypsy.

Be a sojourner in this world while you yet have time.

Inhale life.

Chase the whimsy.

This giveaway closes on August 30th at midnight CST. Winners will be drawn that night using Random, and announced the following day. Winners will have 48 hours to claim their gifts, or new names will be drawn. 

The best reason for having dreams is that in dreams no reasons are necessary.  ~Ashleigh Brilliant

49 comments:

  1. I have always wanted to be a country singer/guitarist. I know that dream may never ever come true (as I do not have the most pleasant voice)but it is still a passion I have. :)

    xxxx~Kelsey

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  2. A dream I have yet to complete... being able to play a song on the violin... something that sounds beautiful.

    ~Melody

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  3. I follow you and have your blog button on my sidebar! :)

    ~Melody

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  4. Please enter me :)

    One of my many many dreams I pray to accomplish in my life, is starting an orphanage in Russia. And learning Russian correctly :)

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  5. I follow you now, and I put your blog button on my sidebar!

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  6. A dream I haven't completed yet.....Publishing a book.
    ~Bree
    breezybugsblog.blogspot.com

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  7. I follow you and I have your blog button!
    ~Bree
    breezybugsblog.blogspot.com

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  8. I follow Molly's blog.
    ~Bree
    breezybugsblog.blogspot.com

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  9. I've also blogged about it here:
    http://godspeculiartreasurerae.wordpress.com/2011/08/01/give-away-again/

    God bless!
    Raechel

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  10. A dream I have as yet to accomplish...getting published by a "real" publisher.

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  11. My mandotory....um...lets see...which one should I pick to post here?

    Ok, Own a little white and green cottage in Ireland, surrounded by a lovely rose garden and a white picket fence. I think I'll have a cat or two lounging in the window seat. A tea table is spread out every day, and it will be my little heaven on earth. There I will write my great masterpieces and be known around the world as a dreamer or dreams.

    That is my top hope on my bucket list. I see my cottage so clearly, its scary.

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  12. I follow you AND have your button on my sidebar.

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  13. I already had Molly as a fave on there.

    My two most loved items would be these:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/73966746/miss-scarlets-earrings-crystal-and
    (My pen name is Scarlet L. Traci..so I just HAD to love these, {smile}).

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/71463748/world-traveller-eclectic-long-necklace
    (All the colors! You could wear it with anything!).

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  14. I already had Molly as a fave on there.

    My two most loved items would be these:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/73966746/miss-scarlets-earrings-crystal-and
    (My pen name is Scarlet L. Traci..so I just HAD to love these, {smile}).

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/71463748/world-traveller-eclectic-long-necklace
    (All the colors! You could wear it with anything!).

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  15. I hearted Claire's shop.

    My fave item is this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/46746939/scrabble-pendant-alice-in-wonderland

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  16. I hearted Claire's shop.

    My fave item is this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/46746939/scrabble-pendant-alice-in-wonderland

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  17. One of my dreams, a journey I have yet to take...and yet, will be taking this month: visit Nantucket Island and/or Martha's Vineyard. Two beautiful, quaint norther islands near MA, where I'll be going later this month for several days. During this entire trip, many things will hopefully be crossed from my bucket list. :-)

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  18. I follow, and have the button on my sidebar! :) Oh, and my email address:

    pioneer[dot]writer[at]gmail[dot]com

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  19. I blogged about it... :)

    http://www.walkinthytruth.com/2011/07/randomness.html

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  20. I hearted Molly's shop, and this is one of my favourite items...
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/70933465/the-beekeeper-locket-necklace

    {comment 1}

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  21. I hearted Molly's shop, and this is one of my favourite items...
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/70933465/the-beekeeper-locket-necklace

    {comment 2}

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  22. I hearted Claire's shop, and this is one of my favourite items:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/68616091/scrabble-pendant-philippians-413-buy-3

    I also <3 the "And then there was Paris" pendant in the post. ;)

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  23. I hearted Claire's shop, and this is one of my favourite items:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/68616091/scrabble-pendant-philippians-413-buy-3


    {comment 2}

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  24. I follow Molly's blog! I've actually visited it before but never got around to following it. ;) Now I have an excuse to.

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  25. I follow you and have your blog in my "good reads" page.

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  26. I hearted Clair's shop, and my fav item is...... http://www.etsy.com/listing/73478237/usa-support-our-troops-ribbon-scrabble

    (I forgot to put this in my other comment.) I fav item from Molly's shop is http://www.etsy.com/listing/71685311/romantic-rose-necklace-in-antique-brass

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  27. the last paragraph of this post is just magical. <3

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  28. Always wanted to go to Paris and bring along a vintage camera that works!

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  29. the button is on my sidebar:

    http://dezzysblogerificblog.blogspot.com/

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  30. Hearted Molly's shop! And I love the narnia earrings! The design is magnificent!

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  31. Hearted Molly's shop! And I love the narnia earrings! The design is magnificent!

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  32. I hearted Claire's shop and simply adore the cupcake pendants!

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  33. I hearted Claire's shop and simply adore the cupcake pendants!

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  34. Also, my ears are not pierced so please make me non-eligible to win the earrings!

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  35. I want to travel to Spain and Italy! I've traveled across the U.S. and South America, but never Europe...YET!

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  36. Following Dramatic Elegance through yahoo! :D yay!

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  37. posted on my friend's wall! :D

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  38. I LOVE the Degas ballet painting scrabble charm at Clare's etsy shop!!

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  39. A bucket list item? See a Broadway musical in NYC. And a musical in the West End too, definitely. =)

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  40. I follow you, and have your button on my blog: http://myunoriginaloriginality.blogspot.com/p/good-reads.html

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  41. Ooh la laaah. I really like this from Molly's shop: http://www.etsy.com/listing/64417397/burnished-copper-petite-dangle-earrings

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  42. Love this in Claire's Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/listing/69500890/scrabble-pendant-breakfast-at-tiffanys

    Gotta love Audrey. <3

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  43. Something I've always wanted to do.... Hmmmm.... :) I'd love to travel to Africa or China someday. :)

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  44. Oh,I have lots to complete....

    go trail riding on a dirtbike or 4-wheeler,go to India,Go to Ireland, try wind surfing,try plain surfing! Those are just a few. :)

    Thanks for the chance to enter. :)

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  45. I want to ride a horse. Really ride one.

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