Thursday, November 19, 2009

Pay It Forward and My 200th Post Giveaway

"Pay it Forward" is a fun game, and when there is fun, of course I am in!If you would like to participate in Pay It Forward, just leave a comment on this post.
The first three people to leave a comment will be my next Pay It Forward recipients. You must have a blog so I can read your postings and learn a little about you. That way, I will know what to gather just for you! THEN, when you receive your package from me, you post pictures of what you received, just as I have done, then add the Pay It Forward button (which is at the TOP of this post) to your post, and wait for three comments on your blog...and the game continues on.
If there are any questions you can ask me anytime! It really is a whole lot of fun! Let's see how far this PAY IT FORWARD can continue."
I lucked out being one of the 3 first commenters in Maggie's Pay it Forward post at and look at the precious gifts I received all the way from France!
Isn't this the prettiest card? It reminds me of the beautiful houses on St. Charles in New Orleans. I love the wrought iron fence. I am going to frame it when I find the perfect frame.
And I just love reading this personal note from sweet Maggie.
Aaah! I have just the perfect place for this. I am going to hang it on the door leading to the bathroom that leads out into the pool. Isn't it so pretty, so shabby and chic! and it is hand crafted by Steve Boyce.
Scrumptious and delicious caramel candies, my favorite flavor! I also got this really cute teddy bear with the prettiest soft print garden design who can keep me company in my office while blogging.
Isn't she just a cutie with the prettiest pink bow?
And look at these vintage looking French postcards! What fun to have them in my possession even if I still have to figure out what they say. Is this supposed to be a Mr. France beauty contest, Maggie? lol!
I don't know how Maggie knew that I love bridges.

And now, I finally took a picture of my 200th post giveaway. Do not confuse it with my "Pay it Forward" gifts. For that, I would personalize them by studying the winners' blogs first, to see what your styles are. The first 3 people who will comment here will receive the "Pay It Forward' gifts. Please let me know (if you are one of the 3), IF you do not want to participate and in that case, I will send the gifts to the 4th person or the 5th, depending on how many do not want to join in on the fun.
Again, the items below are my 200th post giveaway. I will announce the winners next Friday. The winner will get the following:
a set of 4 canapes plates
a little white heart ceramic picture frame
a set of 3 votive candle holders
bird salt and pepper shaker
turquoise necklace I bought when I visited New Mexico
a Christmas night light
Whittard of Chelsea tea
Whittard of Chelsea egg cup set
a little purse
a glass fish from the Carribean
Ooops, I forgot to include them in the pictures but I am also sending a set of small Matrushka dolls and a pen from Russia.
If you want to win the goodies below, please leave a comment on my 200th post, which is one post below. Thanks.
Good luck to the winner!
And thank you so much, Maggie, for the very special gifts that you sent me. I will treasure them.


Kerri Deitsch said...

Hey! I just saw those 4 canapes plates at a thrift store near me today! I got a teak table for outside that seats 6 there!

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Christine, I really love the "St. Charles" house! I hope someday my son really really really appreciates that he is going to college ON St. Charles Avenue. What could be better?

Blondie's Journal said...

Maggie is a wonderful lady and I am awaiting a book from her right now. I love your gifts and would love to be in the Pay It Forward!!


Blondie's Journal said...

I don't remember if I left a comment to be in your givaway, are too generous!


laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, what a generous and wonderful give away! Please enter my name in the drawing. Your PIF gifts are great too. Congratulations on 200 posts! laurie

susan said...

You will hit 300 by March :) Love your gifts--what a sweetie Maggie is!

SmilingSally said...

Congratulations, Christine on both your gifts from France and your 200th post!

Cynthia K. said...

Hi! What a wonderful giveaway - just so many wonderful goodies! I wanted to say your previous post with the Thanksgiving tablescape is so pretty. The first picture taken at night with the candlelight is glorious!

I'm a new follower - come see me and I'd be honored if you'd follow me also...

Cynthia K. Beauty and Blessings

linda said...

Congratulations on your 200th post! You'll be at 300 before you know it!

Wow, what a giveaway. You are so very generous! Please include me in your giveaway. I'd love to be the recipient of your great taste!

Maggie B said...

Good morning Christine,
I'm so pleased that you like your PIF goodies, there's a teddy similar to yours sitting next to my Dell too and I have one of Steve's signs hanging on my kitchen door.
Your 200th post giveaway is wonderful so many beautiful things but please don't include me in the drawing, let's share the love!

KBeau said...

Christine, congratulations on your 200th post and please enter me in the give away.

I'm glad to see that Pay It Forward is still making the rounds. I participated several months back, and it was so much fun.

I always enjoy visiting you on your blog.

ann said...

299 post.oh my,has it been that goodness.good luck with 200 more...anniepo

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Congrats on your 200th Post Christine, here's to many many more. Thank you for swinging by the open house event. I hope you enjoyed your short tour. Now, starting the decorating in the house.. can't believe I'm starting before Thanksgiving, but this year I have a going to go over the top with hugs ~lynne~

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on 200 posts! What a milestone :)

I've missed being able to "visit" everyone, it's nice to be back.


Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Love your gifts and would love to be in pay it forward, love your blog and read and comment often...

Deb said...

What a nice idea...

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a super idea, Christine! Love all of your goodies, both received and the ones you are giving.

I finally got back online (I have a temporary fix), and I hope it will work for a few days at least. I have a HUGE blue cord stretched throughout the house. The first time Mr. Magpie chokes himself on it (I dropped it over the balcony upstairs), that will be the end of that! ;-)

Congrats on your 200th post! I enjoy your blog and you so much! And the next time you come to Florida, email me for lunch. I will drive and meet you...


Sheila :-)

Keetha Broyles said...

I played Pay it Forward once and it surely WAS fun. Only thing, I'm not sure ANY of my three internet peeps actually payed it forward - - - - but that's THEIR bad, not mine, RIGHT?


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Christine, your Pay It Forward gifts are all wonderful. I love your pretty little bear and the French cards. Such fun. Your 200th post giveaway is fabulous. So many wonderful gifts. Someone will really be so lucky to win such lovely and thoughtful gifts. I just had my Pay It Forward and it really is such a fun thing. I had a ball trying to figure out what each person might light, but it was so much fun. Hope you have a super weekend. Hugs, Marty

Natasha said...

Wow, you have certainly got some lovely things to share for your 200th post. What a kind person you are!
Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend, Natasha.

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Yes! I will participate. I have a couple of things that are pressing, but will be done by noon and reread the post to see what to do. How fun! I always wanted to be part of pay it forward.

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