Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Giveaway

PLEASE NOTE: GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

Hi Everyone,

Crystal Dorsey here. I’ve been asked by my sweet friend, Jane, to do a guest post today. So thank you, Ms Jane. for having me over. It has been a while since I blogged. Some of you may remember me from the old Olive Rue blog and then there was Vintage Remixed and now I’m blog-less again. Long story and I won’t bore you with the details. While my blogs may come and go, one thing that has remained consistent in my life and that is my passion for photography.

I first visited Tybee Island in 2007 when I shot some bridal and engagement sessions on the beach. Since then I’ve been back several times but it wasn’t until this year that I had the opportunity to capture these beautiful cottages. Photographs will never truly do them justice. Seeing them in person is a magical experience. And if you ever get the chance, you have to visit this island Jane calls home. She has worked very hard to restore and preserve these cottages back to their original splendor. Walk through the front door of any one she’s worked her magic on, and it’s as if you have stepped back in time. If you are a vintage lover like we are, your heart will be sure to skip a beat. Now, you may be wondering what all this photography talk has to do with a Christmas giveaway.  Just read on…

Jane has a wonderful Christmas giveaway for all you dear bloggers. She is giving away this gorgeous pillow from her online store. It features colorful images of the Ibis bird and palm trees in a cheerful lime green, periwinkle, aqua, yellow and coral. It is made of durable indoor/outdoor fabric which is perfect for porch furniture, outdoor hanging beds, sofas, beds, hammocks or anywhere you like to relax and made to fit a 20x20 insert.

But wait, folks, that’s not all! I will be including a gift set of five photo note cards. Each card measures 5x7 and features a different image taken by me at Tybee Island at Jane’s cottages or ones that she has designed. The cards are blank inside and come with a matching white envelope. Elegantly packaged and tied with beautiful seam binding and ready for gift giving. Click on the image below for a closer look or, click here to go to my Etsy shop to see more images from Tybee Island and Jane's Cottages. This etsy shop is new and I will be donating 25% of the sales to the Milton Project which is a non-profit  organization funded by volunteers. Please leave me a note in the checkout section if you're coming over from this blog and you will receive a free photo note card with one of Jane's images with your order.



To be included in this giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment below. Jane will select a winner on Friday, December 24th. Good luck everyone. Until then wishing you all warm holiday blessings!

20 comments:

luciahames said...

Oh, why is mine the first comment? They are NEVER chosen, but here goes anyway...I love, love Tybee Island and all the wonderful restoration that Jane Coslick has done with her cottages! And the notecards by Crystal Dorsey are wonderful and I might even frame them if I win! Please choose ME!

Connie said...

I know I'd be framing those notecards....gorgeous as is the pillow which would fit perfectly in one of my bedrooms. I've never been to Tybee Island but am planning a trip there for this summer.

gill said...

Please count me in!
Both prizes are equally gorgeous and I'd love to win!

Domestic Bliss said...

Love, Love, Love to win! I have long admired Jane's work and would be thrilled to be chosen.
Have a great day,
Lisa

Tracey said...

Jane I am from England and I am so glad I discovered your designs and tybee Island, its my little bit of sunshine on a gray day,you have been a huge inspiration to me and I have fallen in love with the cottages you a restored, all I need to do now is save up to visit,but until then the pretty colourful cushion and gorgeous printsd will do

Snap said...

How delightful! I love the colorful pillow and notecards, too (perfect for framing)!!!! Can't beat this give-a-way. It's sure to bring a smile to the face! Thanks so much!

simpledaisy said...

Well Hello Crystal!!!
I love...love...love your downloads!!!! Love me some Olive Rue!!
I just want to spread the word all about you!
{oh and hello Jane!! Love you too!}

I would love to win anything from Olive Rue....and please....start blogging again!!! I can only imagine just how much inspiration you could give us all:):)

Bella-Fleur said...

hello
I am so excited I will be visiting Tybee for the first time the week of Christmas. I just love Jane's cottage renovations so beachy and happy!

Carol said...

Moved to Savannah in July and fell in love with the marsh and Tybee immediately. Lived in GA all my life and never got to the coast-why? Told my friend in South FL that they may have the tropics, but our coast is so much more interesting. Love Jane's style and enthusiasm for Tybee and the lowcountry cats!

Jane said...

I fell in love with this pillow the first time I saw it in your store. The colors are definitely perfect for my home... I haven't been to Tybee in years. It's about time for a trip...

Love those notecards, too.
Jane (artfully graced)

jmac said...

Love the pillow! Love the notecards! Love it all .... mostly the time I stayed at 99 Steps on a girlfriend weekend! Love everything about Tybee!!

Tennis Diva said...

I absolutely love the pillow! What bright & cheery colors you and Jane use to work your "miracles". I find that they brighten up the dreary, cold & snowy Ohio winters quite nicely!

Jane Coslick said...

Crystal is so smart and she has been helping me .I was thrilled that she would guest blog and I am excited that all of you stopped by by blog. I hope that those of you who come to Tybee will look me up for a visit. That is how I met Crystal and I we had so much fun "cottage hopping"

Eileen said...

Love the pillow and Jane's cottages!!

Wanderlust said...

Love the pillow! I have just the pink adirondack chair to set it in! Choose me... I will even drive down to Tybee to pick it up! (No hardship there! I love Tybee and it is coming up to Tybee Time again real soon!)

cakebake said...

The Lettered Cottage has gotten me intriqued about Tybee Island. So much, in fact that we are having our summer vacation there in 2011 (already booked in the flipflop cottage). Jane does such beautiful work and I can't wait to see the cottages in person! What a wonderful giveaway.

Dawn said...

Visited a Mermaid Cottage in 2009--since then I have benn following the Tybee Cottage world. I have my own little cottage in Ohio.

Love your stuff!

DanaW said...

This makes me so want to visit Tybee....tomorrow :).

DebE said...

I adore Jane's work! I have my eye on the shutters when we re-modle in the spring! Choose me! Choose Meeeeeeee

dccheramie said...

Tybee Island is a magical place. Jane and her friends make the island very special. My husband and I stayed in Palm Cottage last February. We even got to meet Jane! We can;t wait to go back.

The pillow would make a perfect gift to my daughter (of course, I would have to buy another one to make a matching pair.) The note cards will be framed in a very special place to remind me of Tybee Island until we return.
A Blessed Christmas to all!