Thursday, 9 July 2009


Tomorrow (Friday 10th July) is my birthday and to celebrate, I am having a giveaway. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post please.
The winner will be picked using an online random number generator. I will post worldwide so the giveaway applies to all!

The draw will take place on FRIDAY 17th JULY 2009 at 12 noon (UK time).

The winner will receive these items.

72 Pink Heart paper doilies, union jack notebook, VV Rouleaux blue crystal buckle

Vintage millinery leaves, Roger & Gallet carnation soap, vintage fabrics
Vintage trimmings and buttons too...

Events have taken over of late, Larry (cat) needing a little operation (He is fine now), water leaking in lounge (carpet has to be pulled up). There is more... but I won't bore you with the rest! It has been a strange couple of weeks!

A bientot

Isabelle X


Lori said...

Isabelle, i was wondering where you were...i hope things have settled down now...have a wonderful birthday tomorrow!!!

JK said...

What a fab giveaway- so many great items! I love the vintage fabric selection :)
Happy a wonderful Birthday tomorrow! xoxo

marble rose said...

yay! you're back! Fab giveaway count me in!!!! Loving the doilies!

Happy Birthday!


Victoria Plum said...

I would love to enter your giveaway!!!

Victoria Plum said...

Sorry ... meant to add ... Have a lovely birthday!! xxxxx

Les Cotrions said...

Welcome back Isabelle! Happy birthday!!!! Your giveaway is very nice! I'd like to enter it!!!
Wish you a faboulous day and a sunny and relaxing week end!!!
Big hugs

Nora Johnson said...

Have a fantastic birthday tomorrow!


xxNora & Lola :)

koralee said...

So nice to have you back...i missed you! Happy Happy Birthday to nice of you to celebrate with us all in mind...those items are amazing..oh the buckle is so so lovely!Enjoy your special day!

Ingrid Mida said...

I just want to wish you a happy birthday. It is so kind of you to offer a giveaway but I am excluding myself - just have a wonderful day!

June said...

Hello Isabelle,
Happy birthday to you!!! What a nice thing to do for your birthday. I hope your day is lovely and that you get pampered a little.

Lululiz said...

Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful day and try and forget about stressful things for a bit.

BusyLizzie said...

Good to see you back in Blogland.. we all have weeks like that!
mmm, my favourite soap..... count me in for the draw. Have a lovely weekend. Lizzie xxx

Hen said...

Hello Isabelle,
I had been wondering where you were, glad to see you back! Hope Larry is ok. I'd love to enter the giveaway please and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you are spoiled rotten by your nearest and dearest.
Hen x

Pink Feather Paradise said...

What a beautiful assortment of gifts, you are very generous indeed... the blue of the buckle is wonderful... reminds me of Delphiniums... Happy Birthday for tomorrow... I hope you have a fantastic weekend with family and friends... might you get breakfast in bed?

x Alex

Laura said...

I have missed you! Happy Happy Birthday!!! I wish you all wonderful things for the year ahead!
Be well my friend,

Marmalade Yarns said...

We wanted to wish you Happy Birthday and look forward to seeing you again soon,
Maxine and Catriona x

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Isabelle, Happy Birthday! Lovely giveaway you're having for the occasion. And I do hope the next few weeks will be less strange for you and your family.

Bleudelavande said...

Happy birthday to you Isabelle!!! I wish you a nice day full of joy and serenity and love. Have a nice weekend too!!!
Warm hugs

Flower Girl said...

Happy birthday to you...happy birthday to you...happy birthday, dear Isabelle...happy birthday to you! Hope you're having a lovely day!
So glad you're back...and with such a gorgeous giveaway too! Rebecca x

The sewing room said...

Happy birthday Isabelle sounds like we both need cheering up please enter me in your give away hugs Pat

English style said...

Happy birthday Isabelle !!
I hope you have a fine and relaxt day with the people around you, you love !!
I hope Larry is ok now, take care !
Have a nice weekend !!
hugs Yvon

Kinderfalls Primitives said...

Happy Birthday Isabelle. I hope you have a fantastic day. I love reading your blog and I really would like to be included in your giveaway. Pam xx

Michela said...

Hi Isabelle!
Your blog looks so elegant!
Just to wish you happy birthday and good luck to Harry for his operation!

Kar said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day and a FAB weekend also!

work-and-process said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a lovely day =)
I am planning an giveaway next week. So take a look.

Bye bye,

5ft Inf said...

Hi Isabelle...Happy Birthday!!!; I hope it's a really lovely one. Thankyou SO much for your kind thoughts's been a heartbreaking time, and still is really, but I'm not in shock anymore. Thanks also for liking my new Union Jack...and it's a pretty big one at 90 x 85cms!!! Hope Larry's ok too.
x Philippa

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Hi Isabelle,
Happy Birthday! It's so nice to hear from you. Your posts always brighten my day. I know sometimes life gets a little messy. Hope everything works out fine.

Rural Revival said...

I hope you have a wonderful day full of happy memories and making new ones. My birthday is July 13; it's a wonderful time to have a birthday, don't you think?!
Be well. ~Andrea~

Rose Charles said...

Hi Isabelle,

Thanks for visiting my blog today :-)
Happy Birthday!

Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway!

I am having a giveaway on my blog (to be drawn sunday) as you are now a follower you can enter on my post from Weds :-)

Rose XXX

KC'sCourt! said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy birthday dear Isabelle
Happy Birthday to you
From Julie xxxxxxxxxxx

Sal said...

I hope that you have a wonderful birthday,Isabelle!
Sal ;-)

blushing rose said...

Just popped in for the first time. The countryside pics are wonderful. Have a wonderful birthday, Isabelle. TTFN ~Marydon

bekimarie said...

Happy Birthday to you xxx
What lovely goodies, i'd love to be entred.
Have a great weekend
Beki xxx

smilernpb said...

Happy Birthday!!

Hope you have had a lovely day x

Clare said...

Have a wonderful birthday Isabelle
Clare x

grace said...

what a lovely blog to find, cheered me up on this miserable grey saturday!! happy birthday

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Awww...Isabelle, sorry I missed your special day - hope you had a wonderful time and were spoilt! ;-))
Have a fabby weekend too!
Niki x

Donna said...

Happy belated birthday sweetie. I hope it was a good one for you and that there will be no more strange days for a while xxx

Angie said...

Happy Birthday. I hope you have a great birthday.

Dawn Supina said...

I enjoy your blog very much, Isabelle.
Happy Birthday Week!

LiLi M. said...

Hello there! Happy belated birthday to you! Am I a lucky person or what? The moment you are having a give away that is entirely my cup of tea, you are visiting me at my blog! So now I can join! I have just scrolled through your blog and of course I love it. We seem to share so many interests. I love that VW van too. It brings back so many memories to me. My uncle who had a glass business used to have one. So when we were having birthdays at my parents house guess who was coming to drive in our street? My uncle, his wife and in the loading compartment... my grandparents! I was so embarrassed. Why couldn't my grandparents come in a 'normal' car, like everybody's grandparents?? Yes I was such a child! I will make you a flickr contact too. I do too little with that flickr album...time, time, time. You probably know what I mean. Now, I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Hope to see you again soon, here or at my blog. Nice to meet you, have a nice day.

funkymonkey said...

Hi Isabelle, I've been reading through your gorgeous blog. Like me you seem to have a collection of keys? I seem to be addicted to buying them (amongst other things). Hope you had a good birthday.


celiajuno said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Sorry to be a bit late but I do hope you had a very wonderful Birthday on Friday. Thank you for such pretty offerings...

Duchess of Tea said...

Hello Isabelle, thanks so much for dropping by my cottage and for joining my followers and leaving such sweet comment. You too have a lovely lovely blog, full of interesting posts and beautiful pictures. I will return tomorrow my off day to go over and read all your archived posts. I too joined your followers and placed a link to your blog on mine. Have a great one and hope Larry feels better, and don’t worry about the carpet Luv, you have a precious family and thanks so much for sharing all that with us, your daughter is adorable.

Take care

Duchess xx

Happy belated birthday

PinkLady said...

Happy belated birthday!

I have just found your blog and LOVE it! Would love to enter you giveaway!


mollycupcakes said...

Thanks for coming on over to my blog honey.
I hope things sort themselfs out for you.
Happy birthday and yes please can i join in your giveaway.
Catherine x

Blondie's Journal said...


I came over the pond to your blog from Monica at The White Bench (a great gal and wonderful artist!) and my instincts were right. You have a fabulous blog!! I didn't mean to pop in right when you were having a giveaway, so don't include my name. But Happy Birthday to you, a bit belated! LOL!!

Hope everything shapes up for you. Things have a way of working themselves out. When I have a few sapre minutes, I'll come back for more of a peek of your blog!

Have a great day! :-)


P.S. Your daughter looks incredibly like you!!

The Vintage Kitten said...

Hi Isabelle, At last Ive been able to comment. I have had difficulty getting your site to load (along with a few others) I came by last week to wish you a Happy Birthday but it wouldnt let me so a VERY HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY to you! X
Hope Larry is feeling better after his op. I have 4 cats and I worry about them all the time when they arent feeling too well.
I hope you wont mind if I dont enter the giveaway as I never enter any, but the prize is wonderful. The recipient will be very lucky X

alicew said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I hope it was wonderful and thank you for offering such wonderful gifts in honor of the occasion! Anyone would be so delighted to receive these!

Bertie x said...

Hello Suzy, Happy belated Birthday. I hope that you had a wonderful day.
Bertie x

Bertie x said...

OOpps! Sorry Isabelle x
Bertie x

Kate said...

What a great idea. My birthday is coming up too. Too bad I don't have anything to give away! Oh well, happy birthday to you!

Carol said...

Happy Birthday!
Thank you for stopping by my blog.
I have had a little break from blogging but hope to catch up...lots of reading to do!
I agree with one of the above comments, your pretty daughter does look very much like you.
Lovely Give-Away by they way.

Jackie said...

Thanks for leaving a lovely comment on my blog, it's always nice to 'meet' other bloggers. I hope that you had a very nice birthday and I have had a quick look at your recent posts too ~ your wedding pictures are beautiful :O)

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Oh my what a beautiful blog and a lovely giveaway! Enjoy!!!

A Bun Can Dance said...

Wow what a lot of comments!
Anyway, I'm really here to say a belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
I hope you've had a fabulous time - sure you have - and look forward to hearing about it soon.
Happy days
Denise x

Josie-Mary said...

Happy birthday, sorry I'm late popping over. I would love to enter the giveaway, thanks :)

robin dudleyhowes said...

Well happy belated birthday to you. I love coming to your blog and seeing all the eye candy. Thanks for flying over to my nest.

Kirsty said...

Just found your blog and think I will make a cuppa and read back a bit as it looks like just the kind of blog I love.

Hope you had a great birthday - it was my son's on the same day :O) WOuld love to be entered in the giveaway - cheers!

mitmot said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Hope you had a lovely birthday, and what a fantastic giveaway
MM xx

LittleGem said...

Happy Belated Birthday Isabelle, hope you had a lovely day. Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog, I would love to be added to the giveaway draw xx

Lalabi-baby said...

Hi Isabelle .... wow what a lot of comments .... thanks for stopping by my blog too .... hope you had a great birthday last week. x

Flame Lily said...

Hello Isabelle
It's so lovely that you're back especially now that I've just found your very beautiful blog.
I hope you had a wonderful birthday - you deserve it!
Lots of love
Lizzie in a little village in the Flemish Ardennes!

Vintage Sandy said...

I just had to tell you I love your blog it is so interesting and beautiful pictures I too love vintage things what fun I've had here....would love to see outside pictures of your home I'm imagining how beautiful it is just from the field and garden pic's you've shown and phoebe is adorable!!

Bellamere Cottage said...

Dang....I so wish I hadn't missed this great usual.......a day late and a dollar short.