Thursday, January 20, 2011

Winter Blues giveaway

Happy 1 year Berry Homespun Primitives Blog Anniversary to me!

My first post on my personal blog, Ramblings from a grateful heart was on Tuesday, April 04, 2006.  I can't believe that it has been almost 5 years since I entered the blog world.  I wish I had found you wonderfully, sweet, prim blog friends back then but I am very thankful for the friendships that I have formed over the past year.  Although I've never met a single one of you, I think of you daily.  You are always in my prayers.  I miss you when it's been a day or two since I've been able to visit.  I delight greatly in this wonderful prim community that I have been welcomed to with open arms, you all are the greatest!!

Okay, enough mushy stuff... on with the Winter Blues giveaway.

The tray measures 13 1/4" across, 19" long and is almost 2" deep.  It is pretty heavy.  You can see a couple close-ups on this past post.  I will show close-ups and give you details of the rest then I will give you the rules.

The pillow tuck is handmade by me.  It is a homespun fabric that has a simple cross stitch crock pattern on it.  Both pieces have been tea stained with vanilla, then rubbed with cinnamon and nutmeg.  It is filled with fabric scraps that has been rubbed with cinnamon and nutmeg also.

The ditty bag is 7" tall and handmade by me.  The bag and the small muslin patch that I stitched 1842 on, have been tea stained with vanilla, then rubbed with cinnamon and nutmeg.  I stuck some boxwood from my bushes and two candles that I grubbied, down inside the bag.  The wooden candleholder is a makeover by me with a gray finish, stained cheesecloth, and one of my grubby candles.  It looks like the candle is falling over in the picture for some reason, but it stands straight up.

11 rag balls in four different blue homespun prints, measuring 1 1/2" to 3 1/2".  The homespun has been tea stained with vanilla, then rubbed with cinnamon and nutmeg.

Two homespun towels made by me that measure 14 x 25 1/2" and have been tea stained with vanilla.  These are brown and more like a turquoise blue which would be perfect to add to those pretty Spring/Easter displays.  They have a zig zag edging that I hope you can see in the close up picture.

Lastly is a picture of the pewter piece.  It is 2" tall and 3 1/2" inches wide.  It is marked RWP.  So it has the historic look of pewter but made by the Wilton Company of Pennsylvania.

Now for the rules.  There are only two rules to this giveaway.  1. You MUST comment on this post only.  Anywhere else won't count.  2. You MUST have a blog that I can come visit.  If you don't have an open blog for all to see, then I will delete your comment.  That's it.

This giveaway is open to all, everywhere.  You can post it on the sidebar of your blog if you want, but sorry... no extra entries will be given.  I will draw the winner on January 31.  By then, there will be an extra goodie or two thrown in.

Thank you for your sweet friendship over the past year.  I am very thankful for it and I hope this giveaway shows that as there is lots of love put in to each piece.  =]


  1. Hi Angie,
    Oh Wow!!
    I love it all!!
    What a wonderful and generous giveaway.
    I would love to be entered.
    Thanks so much,

    PS. I will post on my sidebar to help get the word out.

  2. This is an awesome giveaway Angie! I would love to be entered. I will post it to my blog to get others to come and visit!

  3. What an amazingly generous person you are, Angie! I love everything you have made with so much attention to detail!
    Thank you for opening it up to everyone, so definitely please enter me!
    Thanks for your friendship!

  4. Hello Angie what a Wonderful Prim Giveaway each piece looks like it is full of love. WOW 5 years happy blog anniversary to you!! I would be overjoyed to win. Please toss my name in for a chance. I posted a link on my sidebar

  5. Wow, Awesome, Generous Giveaway, so many pretties!
    Please Sign me up, I would love to enter!

    Good luck to all!

  6. Angie you are always showing lovely creative items and I really enjoy stopping bye. This giveaway is wonderful any one would love to receive these lovely homemade items. I could give a new look in a room with all these items. Good luck on your giveaway!!

  7. What wonderful prim goodies !! Please enter me !!

  8. Angie, congrats on your blog-anniversary! I love coming to visit you and thanks for leaving comments on mine. I would love to be entered in your giveaway. Thanks so much for haveing it! Have a great week!
    Hugs ♥T

  9. What a lovely and generous give away!
    Congratulations on your blog-a-versary. I feel the same way about making new friends and how dear you all have become. I'd love to be entered and I'll post on my blog.
    Hugz to ya,

  10. Woo Hoo, what wonderful goodies you have to give away! Please enter me too! I know that it is so much fun to make new friends, blogging does
    that, and I am glad you are one of them!

    Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

  11. Hi Angie,

    I love this giveaway! Such awesome gifts, it sure is a generous giveaway.
    I would love to be entered, count me in my prim friend!

  12. Hi Angie,
    Girl you are offering quite a lot of nice goodies. Love all the items you created. I would love to be entered in your giveaway. Happy blogaversary!!! My 1 yr is Jan 30th and plan to have a giveaway so keep a watch for it at the end of the month.
    Thank you for the chance to win this great offering.
    Prim Blessings,

  13. Wow Angie what an awesome giveaway!! sign me up...what great goodies you have made :) I appreciate your visits to my blog and enjoy our long distance friendship!! :) patti

  14. I got so excited that I must have pushed the button 3 times!! hehe

  15. Love visiting your blog. Just got my blog up and running this week. This blogging world is so new to me and I have so much to learn. I hope to make new blogging friends as most of you have stated such success on your blogs. Would love for you to visit my blog and become a follower. Join me as I grow in this new endeavor. Love the giveaway. Please enter me in your drawing.

  16. Oh wow Angie!!!!!!!!!!!!I LOVE this it is all so beautiful!I would love to be entered!Im very grateful to have found you as a dear friend as well.I look forward to another five years with you!thanks so much.big hugs and blessings michelle

  17. Well, Happy Anniversary to you!! I'm really loving your giveaway goodies! I was extra excited to see the little pewter piece, I'm on a quest for it!
    I agree, I am so grateful for my online prim pals, it's been fun!
    Please enter me in your giveaway!
    Thanks Angie!

  18. I love blogging to, because of all the great people you meet! Blue is one of my favorite colors so I'd love to win your giveaway and display all those goodies in my home!

  19. You are so right! There are no friends like blogging friends. I really, really, really appreciate all the wonderful comments you leave on my blog. You are so sweet and encouraging! Please enter me in this fabulous giveaway and congrats on your 5 year blogaversary!!

  20. Awesome giveaway! I would love to win it. Thanks for the chance :)

  21. How sweet! Please enter me in your giveaway Angie!!!

    Happy Blogging Anniversary!!!

  22. Hi Angie,
    Congratulations on your 1 year Blog Anniversary! :) I would love to be entered in your amazing giveaway! Thanks :)

  23. Hi Angie! I feel the same way about you and others I've 'met' thru blogland! It's been fun getting to know you girl!
    I think everything you made turned out so sweet! Please enter me! Thanks so much!


  24. Hello Angie - Your giveaway is so nice - love all the items and the homespun fabric is to die's all wonderful!
    Please include me in the drawing! And thank you so much!

  25. Hi Angie,,

    Congratulations on the blogging year. I've moved around lost for a while but its finally feeling like home. Sorry we have lost touch. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway. I'll post it on my blog.

    Happy New Year!


  26. Well of course enter me please Angie!! I love it all!! Awesome giveaway!

  27. Happy 1 year! This is a wonderful giveaway you have put together. I have some pewter with that marking. Stop by & visit soon. Please enter me. Thanks & Blessings!

  28. Hi, Angie!
    I love that you spent so much time over at my blog this past week. I treasure every comment. I love your hand made goods and I would be honored to give them a home!
    You can visit me any time you wish. We really should chat again soon.
    I'm glad you came over to the 'dark side' and we became friends!

  29. Hi, Angie - What a beautiful giveaway. I'm now a follower and would love to be entered. I'll also put your giveaway in my blog's sidebar.


  30. Just wanted to say Happy Blogiversary!!

  31. Hi Angie! I see you are almost up to 200 followers!

    Everything in your giveaway is wonderful. I would love a chance at winning. :) Thank you for the generous giveaway!

    I hope you have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend. :D

    Blessings from Jessica

  32. Angie, What a great giveaway. Thanks for following my blog and leaving such nice comments. I would love to be entered in your giveaway. Have a super weekend.
    Becky from Ginger Creme Hollow

  33. Hi Angie,
    How very generous and fun you are!

    Please enter me in this great giveaway-I'd be delighted to have those lovely goodies made by you:)

    Thanks again,
    Shazy x

  34. Hi My Friend, Isn't having a blog fun? All the nice people you get to "meet" in blogland...Like me..right? :)
    Congratualations on the 1yr anniversary. Please enter me in your WONDERFUL giveaway...My favorite color is blue and I love pewter! You did an amazing job putting together this awesome price!!! Whoever wins is going to be one LUCKY person. Thanks for doing this and thanks for following my blog..I love reading your comments.

  35. Happy Blogaversary! Such wonderful prim goodies.I definately wantt counted in on your wonderful giveaway! Warm Blessings!~Amy

  36. Hi Angie,

    I can't tell you how thankful I am for the friendship we have forged since entering "blogland"!!! You are always a huge encouragement to me and I know that you are praying for me and my family. For that I am truly grateful.

    Your giveaway is amazing and I would certainly love to have something in my home that would remind me of you daily!!!

    Have a wonderful day!


  37. What a beautiful giveaway!
    Please enter me. :) I know you said we didn't have to, but I shared your giveaway on my blog.

    Happy Blogaversary!

  38. Hi Angie!
    This is such a wonderful giveaway! That is some super fun stuff! I love it! I would love to be entered. :):):)
    Isn't the blog word fun? I enjoy talking with all of my blog friends...I feel the same as you. I really miss you all when I can't get to my bog for a while.
    Take care. I hope all is well with your sweet family.

  39. Wow! These are fantastic giveaways, im new to all of this and have become a follower of yours, could you please enter me in your giveaways. Thanks so Much! Heather

  40. Congratulations for blogging for so many years. Time flies by when we are having fun :)

    My four years will be coming up rather soon and I am also looking at having a giveaway for everyone.

    I LOVE everything about the giveaway, please enter my name.


  41. Hi Angie:) I feel the same as you about my blog friends. I've never met any of them in person, but I've never had any friends that I have cared more for as I do my blog friends. They're all so wonderful and supportive and that includes you:)

  42. what a wonderful give away, please enter me... I am a follower and I have a blog.
    Happy 1yr blog anniversary

  43. Oh my goodness, Angie. What a wonderfully delightful giveaway. Incredibly generous. Thank you so much for hosting it and I would love to be entered in it too.

    Hugs to you and blessings too,
    Susan @ CluckleBees

  44. So glad to have found your blog I will be coming back often.... And what an amazing give away!


  45. Hi Angie I found your blog today~ Love it! What a wonderful giveaway!
    I would loved to be entered in. Thanks~Prim Blessings! Robin

  46. What a great giveaway! I Love it all!!!! Enter me please!!!

    Carmen and the Primcats

  47. Hi Angie - I am a new follower and would love to be entered in your awesome giveaway!! I love what you were able to do with the tray!

  48. Been enjoying scrolling through your old posts. Great blog and giveaway.

  49. What a great giveaway..please enter me..I would love to display all those neat things in my home..I am now a follower and have a link to you on both my side bars :)

  50. Wow this is a great blog. I love your creations. I would love to be entered in your giveaway.
    thanks for sharing.

  51. Angie,
    We have known each other for a while and I am so happy I have gotten to know you. I would love to have a chance to be entered in your wonderful giveaway. I even posted in my sidebar.

    Hope you have a wonderful giveaway!

  52. What a generous giveaway - pretty too. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway and I'll go right now and post your giveaway info on the sidebar of my blog so others may see all the wonderful things you're offering. Thank you for the opportunity. My blog is Stoney Hill Cabin. I love blogging too. Please come visit anytime.

  53. Love your blog. Oh do I have the Winter Blues and winning your giveaway would certainly perk me up.

    I'm posting this on my sidebar as well

    Good Luck to everyone who enters!

  54. Congratulationsssssssssssssssss on your 1 yr ann..... What a wonderful giveaway!
    I would loved to be entered in...
    come visit....

  55. Happy 1 year Anniversary!!
    I would love to be entered in your giveaway!!!

  56. Hi Angie,
    I am new to your blog, LOVE IT!

    Happy anniversary, heres to many more!

    Please throw me in the hat for the giveaway!


  57. Wow 5 years! Congratulations! What a lovely and generous giveaway. Thanks for including me :-)

  58. Angie, just discovered your wonderful blog through The Calico Rabbit and I'm so glad I did! I would love to be entered for a chance to win your primitive gathering, it is beautiful! Congratulations on your Blogiversary and hope you'll visit me at my blog I posted a link to your giveaway there (right sidebar) and hope you'll enter my giveaway as well. Thanks for the opportunity,

  59. Angie,
    I looked for the email that I sent to you, but I can't find it...thinking I must of deleted it. Sorry that I can't resend it.
    It's fine that you signed me up for your giveaway...I've had a lot on my mind lately and forget to tell you to enter me when I left you my comment.

  60. Please enter me. I can't even tell you who I came here from but see we have a lot of the same "friends"! Great giveaway, hope I win!


  61. I love all of it and your blog too! I just started my blog, so please come and see me some time and give me some pointers!! Blessings, Linda from WV

  62. Hi Angie Sweetie...
    I came over from Jody. I am so thrilled that I did. Oh what a beautiful blog home and a wonderful giveaway as well. I just love meeting new friends and sharing along the way. I can't wait to see what you share next.

    I have signed up to follow. I know your blog will give me great joy as you share along the way. I have also added your giveaway to my blog scrollbar. I love sharing with my blogger friends as well.

    Please stop over and say hello. I would love to have you visit and be SO honored if you signed up to follow as well.

    Many country hugs, Sherry

  63. What a generous giveaway! Would love to be entered!!! So glad I found your wonderful blog! ~~Annie

  64. Love them!! Add me to the list...I just made a few blue & brown prims last night that these would look great with! I'm new to blogging so hope to have a few people check it out!
    Hope to see you there too!!

  65. HI, please enter me in your give-away, I am now a follower,please come visit my blog.

  66. Angie, What a wonderful giveaway! I would love to be inculded! I am going to post this on my side bar. You do follow my blog :D and love it when you leave me a comment!

  67. Hi Angie,
    What an awesome blog you have have. The giveaway is wonderful, and it will be a sweet win to who ever wins it. I am now a follower of your blog, and I am so glad I found you. Also, Congratulations.

  68. Angie,

    Just making it around to your blog. I am a follower and I would love to be entered into your awesome giveaway. WOW! Thanks.


  69. What an awesome, awesome giveaway!!! I just love everything, you are so talented. Please enter me in your giveaway, I am a follower!!!

  70. Angie,
    Hi..I sooo agree with all the ladies..GREAT & GENEROUS giveaway! Anxious to follow your blog. Please jump over and visit my blog. I would love to give all those lovely items a new home! Count me in! I will also post to my blog so more will visit your blog.

  71. Hey Angie, what a wonderful giveaway..I would love to be entered in this..and thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your wonderful comments..;) I want a cricut now after playing with my friends..she did two different font letters for me..and I love them..;) take care..;)

  72. Angie, thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower and leaving such sweet comments. I just became a follower of your blog and look forward to getting to know you.

    Happy Blog Anniversary! I love all of your wonderful giveaway goodies - they would be perfect for my blue/brown guest room makeover.


  73. Wow! What a cool little giveaway! I am new to the blogging world and I am enjoying every minute of it! God Bless!

  74. Wow, you know how to do a giveaway!!! Please sign me up!!!


  75. WOW! I'm your 76 comment......way to go!
    I do have a blog, and I'm doing my first giveaway...... this is so much fun......although I've spent most of my day on blogs today and haven't done much of much to see and read.
    Will post yours on my sidebar along with all the other goodies I've come across.
    Have a great evening!

  76. I am a follower. Please put my entry in for the giveway. Be sure to check out my giveway.

  77. My goodness, how did I miss this??!! What a lovely giveaway, I would love to win :0)

  78. ** What a great giveaway**
    please enter me in..
    I have a blog and I will post this giveaway on there for others to see

    Prim hugs

  79. I forgot to post your giveaway on my blog...I will go and do it now...I see you have't had any trouble getting entries though...(I know you said we didn't have to but I wanted to) :)

  80. AWesome giveaway. Please, enter my name on it Thank you, Eve


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