Sunday, January 12, 2014


I am finally doing a giveaway. I feel like I am really moving forward with my miniatures and my blog now and I have those I follow and those who follow me and leave lovely comments to thank.

The prize is a filled miniature shelf, two scrapbooking frames, a miniature plant pot and a vintage china wall picture as pictured below:

Entries for the giveaway will close at Midnight on Saturday 1 February 2014 and I will announce the winner on Sunday 2 February 2014 - so you only have three weeks to wait!

To enter all you need to do is:
  • Be a follower of this blog using Google Friend Connect (right-hand sidebar).
  • Leave a comment on this post saying you wish to enter the giveaway.
It would be nice if you put a link to this giveaway on your blog but it is not a requirement to enter.

I also notice I am getting very close to 100 followers. If I reach 100 followers by close of entries I will come up with a second prize for the giveaway.

For those of you listed below who participated in my 'Spot the Difference' post prior to Saturday 11 January 2014, you have all won an extra chance in the giveaway. However, you will need to be a follower of my blog on Google Friend Connect and comment on this post to be eligible.
  • Cinderella Moments
  • Otterine
  • Pippibar
  • Lisa T
  • Eliana
  • Daydreamer
  • Veronique Blommaart
  • Steinworks
  • Fabiola
  • Elizabeth S
  • Jane Smith
  • Teresa Schubert
  • Tatiana
  • Keystone Crazy
  • Drora

I will close with a few photos of the Giveaway prize: -

The shelf complete with items. The wooden fretwork at the top of the shelf is a piece of a Kaisercraft scrapbooking border.

The pattern at the back of the shelf is genuine antique wallpaper. It is a vogue wallpaper by Allen Higgens Wall Paper Company. That company was the second wallpaper manufacturing firm to exist in New England. They were based in Worcester, Massachusetts between 1880 and 1950, so the wallpaper is at least 63 years old. I need to do more research but I believe the paper is probably more like 80+ years old.

This is the wallpaper:

Contents of the top shelf. A fancy silver serving dish for tiny sweets and serving tongs. These are made from jewellery findings.

Next shelf down. A small green glass vase (bead) and a vase of pink roses.

Next shelf down. A picture using a scrapbooking frame (two frames are included in the giveaway prize) and an angel made from jewellery findings.

Bottom shelf. A planter (made from a piece of cardboard fax paper tube and a bit of lace) and a mini 'Good Luck' postcard as pictured at the end of this blog entry.

As I also have an interest in vintage miniatures and many of my followers do also, I have added as part of the giveaway prize a china(?) wall picture.

Also included in the giveaway is an empty planter pot and two scrapbooking frames.

I've had fun (and a bit of stress!) putting this giveaway prize together. I hope you like it.

Best of luck everybody.


  1. O wow! That is a beautiful gift you have assembled! Yes, I do want to participate! Will fire up the old desktop later on to add a picture on my blog. I have been thinking of a give away too but keep pushing back the moment because I have no idea what I would offer. This year I will have one though.... sometime ;-)
    In the meantime, thank you for the opportunity and good luck to all!

    1. I was doing the same Veronique but then I decided to put a date on my blog as to when I was going to post a blog entry about my giveaway. That way I had to come up with something fast to meet the deadline as everyone was expecting a giveaway. Sometimes I work best under pressure.

  2. Hi Shareee,
    Thanks for this wonderful giveaway: please count me in :-)
    I really like your shelf with the scrapbooking frames and the plant pot.
    I'm sure you will have 100 followers soon, you're so skilful.
    I cross my fingers.


  3. Hi Sharee,
    You're giveaway is stunning. Please include me in the drawing. I love all of the details...especially the angel and the wall picture. I will put a link on my blog.

  4. Wonderful prizes in this giveaway.
    Please, count me in. I put the link on my blog.
    Greetings, Faby

  5. What a gorgeous giveaway, please count me in! I put a link on my blog :) Have a wonderful 2014!

  6. Hi Sharee! You have made a beautiful give away, I would love to participate your generous give away! So please, count me in, I'll put the link on the sidebar of my blog.
    I wish everyone good luck for the draw and for you: lots of more followers to come :D!
    Have a great week! Hugs, Ilona

  7. OOOOH, Sharee.... what a Lovely assortment of gifts!!! Please include me in your drawing!!! I live in Massachusetts.... a ways away from Worcester... but that old paper looks like an "Art Nouveau" era design! (Which would make it from before WWI) You have assembled some beautiful trinkets!!! I sure hope I am lucky....!

  8. I'd LOVE to enter your lovely draw - so I do hope you'll count me in.
    MiniHugs, Irina

  9. Me encanta tu sorteo porfavor incluirme en el, subo el enlace a mi blog.
    Un abrazo.

  10. Please count me in your wonderful generous giveaway. I love the shelves and the china wall picture.
    Hugs Maria

  11. Привет Шерри!
    У вас замечательный блог! Я думаю у вас скоро будет 100... 200...1000 последователей!
    Прекрасный подарок! Запишите меня пожалуйста!

  12. What a lovely prize! I really want to participate in the draw. I'll make a link to it on my blog.

  13. Oh, what a nice give away!! I would love to win this, as I'm sure everybody would! I would make a link to this if I knew how, but I am a new blogger and I'm still learning. I hope you'll forgive my lack of knowledge.
    Great Job!!

    1. Teresa that is no problem at all. Adding a link is not a requirement. I know it took me a long time to work out how to get around my blog on Google Blogger and add things on my sidebar etc. If I can be of any help at any time please do not hesitate to contact me. You can email me - email link on my sidebar.

  14. Hi Sharee, Your giveaway is beautiful and fun. Please count me in! I'll post your giveaway on my blog's sidebar now! xo Jennifer

  15. Hi Sharee! I´m a ardent follower of your blog, I will put a Link on my blog, of course... I haven´t much luck in such things like giveaways... but I like to try, so please count me in!
    Hugs Melli

  16. Hello Sharee,
    I love your gorgeous giveaway. Please count me in. Your link is already on the sidebar of my blog.
    Hugs, Drora

  17. Ohh! Lovely this giveaway!
    Please count me in!!!
    I put your link on my blog.
    Kisses from Italy

  18. me encantará participar, subo el enlace a la barra lateral de mi blog

  19. What a lovely prize , please count me in , thanks so much !!

  20. Ya tienes una seguidora más! me gustaria participar en tu sorteo, pongo tu enlace en mi blog!
    Besos de las Malu´s.

  21. Ciao Sharee, mi piacciono tutti gli oggetti che hai inserito negli scaffali e partecipo molto volentieri al tuo primo giveaway! Posto il link al mio blog.
    Un abbraccio. Manu

  22. I could've sworn I was already following your blog, I know I've been reading posts, but I must have forgotten to add your blog to my reading list. Fixed that problem. XD I'm now officially following you.

    Please count me in for your giveaway.
    I'm also going to add a link to my blog, to spread the word a little.

    Thanks for putting together such a lovely giveaway, and thanks for the nice comment on my blog earlier!


    1. That is really strange Kyle because I could have sworn I used to follow your blog also and yet I found I wasn't signed up to follow it. One of those mysteries!

  23. Que bonito todo lo que sorteas, en cuanto encontré tu blog no he dudado hacerme seguidora tuya. Espero que pronto llegues a esos 100 seguidores y sigas aumentando la cifra. Además enlazo el sorteo en mi blog. Gracias por esta oportunidad. Un beso

  24. Please count me in on your lovely giveaway. I put a link on my blog

  25. Such a gorgeous giveaway. Please count me in. I added a link to my sidebar.

  26. I am now following you on GFC! I would love to be entered in your giveaway! The shelf would match my mini living room perfectly! :) So glad I found you and your blog. Please consider entering my giveaway as well.

  27. Hi Sharee! A wonderful giveaway! Please include me, you are on the sidebar and now in the new miniatures community giveaway links ;)

  28. Hola, me gustaría mucho participar en tu sorteo, subo el enlace a mi blog , que también esta de sorteo por si te quieres pasar. Ángeles

  29. Hello Sharee! I like your pretty giveaway, and I would like to participate! I am now your follower, I'll put your link on my blog and I cross my fingers!!!

  30. Such beautiful things! Thank you for holding this giveaway, please enter my name in the drawing,


  31. Woow!!! Che splendido giveaway!!! Sono una tua nuova follower e desidero partecipare a questo interessante sorteggio. Metto il link nel mio blog! Grazie!!!

  32. Hello, I'm a new follower. Glad to find your blog. Please count me in your great giveaway! I will put your link on my blog. Bye, Melli

  33. Hola Shaare, Los regalos que presentas en este sorteo son fantásticos así que me encantaría participar si es posible. Besos

  34. Me encantaria participar en tu sorteo.
    Subo el aviso a mi blog.
    besitos ascension

  35. Has preparado un premio fantástico, me encantará participar en tu sorteo, lo pongo en mi blog, feliz fin de semana:-)

  36. You are so incredibly generous. That's some prize. It's absolutely gorgeous. And the wallpaper is incredible.

  37. Please include me in your wonderful give-away. I Love the shelf, the backing paper is perfect and all the little items are lovely.
    A Big Mini Hug

  38. Me gustaria participar, todo es muy bonito y bien hecho.
    Gracias por el sorteo.

  39. Que preciosidades! Me encantaría participar en el sorteo.

  40. Hola Sharee ¡¡ es un sorteo precioso ¡¡¡ y yo estaría encantada de poder participar ¡¡ felicidades ¡¡

  41. Hi Sharee,

    Well you now officially have 99 followers and I'm excited to be following you. Your giveaway is beautiful and very generous. I would love the opportunity to win and thank you so much.

    Thank you,

  42. Preciosos trabajos. Me gustaría probar suerte..
    Subo el enlace a mi blog que tambien está de sorteo al cual te invito a participar.
    Un abrazo

    1. Thank you Victoria for being my 100th follower. Welcome to my blog and welcome to the giveaway. Just off to work now but will have a look at your blog when I get home.

  43. Me encantaría participar que bonito regalo!! Lo comparto en mi blog. Arantza.

  44. Olá,trabalho maravilhoso muitos parabéns,eu me tornei sua seguidora e também coloquei um link no meu blog (acho que coloquei direitinho) como sou nova nisto tudo de blog´s não sei se estará bem postado. Estou a me inscrever no sorteio porque adorava ter a sorte de ser a feliz contemplada a ganhar tão belo presente,descobri à bem pouco tempo que sou apaixonada por miniaturas quando fiz um chaise lounge que postei lá no meu blog.

  45. Me encantaría participar en el sorteo es un regalo precioso, lo anuncio en mi blog, gracias.

  46. Thanks for the great giveaway. Please count me in. I will put a link on my blog. IndyPoppy

  47. You're giveaway is stunning. Please include me in the drawing. I will put a link on my blog. Greetings!

  48. Congratulations on your 100 followers, I'm new and I'd like to partecipate in your giveaway! Please count me in :)
    This is my blog:

  49. thank you for allowing me to participate, I really appreciate it

    Marisa :)

  50. ya me he echo seguidora de tu blog,muchas gracias por la oportunidad de dejarme participar,un saludo