Monday, March 7, 2011

Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays No.53 and a GIVEAWAY

Shabby Apple is giving away one of their amazing women's dresses to one of my COASTAL CHARM readers. They have the cutest, stylish clothes around. I loved "window shopping" on their site. Shabby Apple takes pride in high quality of their garments. They use only the finest fabric mills and have it thoroughly inspected to make sure you receive the most beautiful garments possible! As you can see...I am so happy that Shabby Apple found me, so I now can shop with them. Shabby Apple has been featured in magazines such as Glamour, Marie Claire and many others. They are also offering a 10% off coupon code type "coastalcharm10off" at checkout. Their maternity dresses and bridesmaid dresses are really chic. And checkout their sweet preteen and little girls dresses...don't forget they also have swimsuits and aprons. With Easter and Spring just right around the corner, I have chosen a dress that I feel like most of you will love...perfect for a graduation, wedding or any type of outdoor party...check it and see for yourself...it's named L'Amour...I LOVE it and I hope you will too!



All's fair in love and war…leave everyone green with envy in this shabby-apple green gem of a frock. Made for a seductress, this frock is all scallop and show, with a row of flouncy ruffles descending from the left shoulder across the chest, flutter sleeves, and a cinched waist. Pair it with gold heels and an arm full of bangles to steal his heart, or sweet flats and a silk shawl for a more innocent look. The light and airy cotton blend is the perfect answer to getting dressed up in the summer's heat, and the length keeps things ladylike when you take a seat on the grass to watch Shakespeare in the Park. This dress Fits Generously. Dress is fully lined in white cotton. Waist is elastic and hits at the natural waist. Skirt has a straighter cut. The
dress made of Cotton Lawn, a sheer cotton fabric with a tight plain weave and a graceful drape. To care for this dress machine wash cold, line dry. It comes in sizes XXS-XL and is a $88 value...click here for more info. Visit the Shabby Apple website and check out all their wonderful products - women's dresses, maternity dresses, clothing, jewelry, accessories, preteen outfits and little girl's dresses. Here is a look at a couple of my favorites...




 


Eight ways to enter...

*Mandatory Entries*
* 2 entries-like SHABBY APPLE on FACEBOOK and come back and let me know.

* 1 entry- become a Coastal Charm follower... would love to have you as a blog friend and reader.


* 1 entry-Go over to SHABBY APPLE do some shopping and then come back and tell what your
     favorite item is.

 2 Extra entries -link up to NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS and leave a comment.


 2 Extra entries-blog about the giveaway or add it to your sidebar and come back and let me know.

You need to be at least 18 years old to be eligible for this prize. Winner responsible for any applicable taxes. Open to US residents only. Giveaway closes Sunday March 13 at midnight. The winner will be announced Monday March 14. Win or not, there is a 10% discount for all of you to use...just enter...coastalcharm10off...at the checkout.

Now onto the party...it's week #53 and I will be sharing with you a THRIFTY shelf that I was lucky to get my hands on. I have been working on my dining room makeover for months now (I know some of you are wondering when will I ever get it finished...I promise it's almost done). While I was thriftin' over in Florida one day last month, I found this unique shelf and I knew it would perfect in my new room...even better was her price tag...$16...that's right...all of this for only $16!!!! Now I want to see what all of y'all have to share this week...so link right up!
                                                        Thanks for coming and I hope
                                                              you have a great time,
                                                                          Linda


                                             When I had my antique business, I could have
                                                   sold a piece like this for around $150!
                                             She was white, but I wanted to go with a soft
                                                grey...her color is Dolphin Cove from the
                                                    Valspar Seaside Retreat Collection.
                                                                   
                                                        Dressed her up just a tad...always
                                                                     love doing this!
                                             Added some of my Ironstone collection.
                                                  What a cute little tiny shelf at the bottom!
                                This "FAITH" sign was a thrifty find at a local gift shop...it was
                                in their Christmas section because it had a red ribbon...I took
                                    care of that with some jute...marked 75% off...$3.75!!!
                                I'm soooo lovin' how her makeover turned out...I used some of my
                                            mocha glaze and then finished with my Minwax paste
                                                                     finishing wax.
                                                        More thrifty treasures...this vase was
                                                              found in a local thrift store
                                                                     for only $3.50!
                                                                 FREE seashells...now don't
                                                                          be mad at me!
                                              I have a couple of frames that I'm painting
                                                   that I will be using on this wall with
                                                some more white ironstone plates...I'm
                                                            still working and fluffing!
                                             If you have never used glaze...give it a try...it's
                                                            some awesome stuff!



Linking up here...
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I Made the World Cuter Today
Metamorphosis Mondays
Motivate Me Monday
Show Off Your Cottage Monday
Tabletop Tuesdays
Refresh Your Room
Wow Us Wednesday
Power of Paint
Make It Yours
Restore It Wednesday
Thrift Share Monday
Amaze Me August
Tuesdays Treasures
Show and Tell
Good Life Wednesday
Piece of Work Wednesday
White Wednesday
Thrifty Thursdays
Catch-as-Catch can



****Please everyone, follow these guidelines!****

1. Be sure to refer back to my blog so everyone can see who is participating today, include the NTT button in your post (copy and paste the html code under the button…the button is located on my sidebar). Please make sure that you have put my NTT button or my blog name with a link on your post where it is easy for others to find it...the more people at the party...the more fun we will all have here.

2. This party is for sharing thrifty finds from garage sales, thrift stores, consignment shops, craigslist and even those awesome deals that you find at any retail store. Also you can share any thrifty DIY projects...love seeing what y'all can make on a dime!

3. Please go and visit the other participates and leave a comment about their treasures and thrifty ideas…this is what makes the PAR-TAY so much FUN and what a great way to meet new friends. I would love for you to add yourself as a follower if you haven't already and please let me know, I love to know when I have a new friend. I appreciate all your comments, they really make my day.

125 comments:

jacoal said...

I am a fan of Shabby Apple on FB. My email is ajacobson1975@gmail.com

jacoal said...

I am a Coastal Charm follower. My email is ajacobson1975@gmail.com

Becca said...

I love your "new" shelf! Your pretty Ironstone pieces are beautiful ... pop so well against the lovely color you chose. I don't see that you need any "fluffing" here! Thanks for hosting! *Becca*

www.adventuresindecorating1.blogspot.com

Donnie said...

Would have loved to enter the giveaway but I no longer do Facebook. You sure shared some lovely photos today.

Pam said...

I really love the color of the shelf. Can't wait to see the dining room reveal. Thanks for hosting the party!

Emily said...

I really like this giveaway! I am a follower, I liked Shabby Apple on Fb, and on their website i love the key to wonderland necklace and the gray fox dress! Thanks for sharing!

That is 4 entries for me! I may reblog later when I have time too!!

laxsupermom said...

What a generous giveaway! I love Shabby Apple dresses & the one you picked out is so pretty and spring-like. Another one of my favorites from their site is Cider in their flirty line. It's also a great punch of color, like the one you chose.

I've been a follower for a while and love coming to your Nifty Thrifty Parties. I love seeing all the great finds everyone brings to the party. This week I'm showing off the frames I picked up at the Antique Co-Op.

I love your fantastic thrifted treasures. I'm a sucker for ironstone and you've displayed yours beautifully! Thanks for hosting this party everyweek and for hosting this terrific. giveaway.

Kelly said...

I liked Shabby Apple on FB!
Thanks for hosting!!


Kelly

Kelly said...

I'm of course a Coastal Charm follower!

Kelly said...

The L'Amour dress has been my favorite forever! But I also love the Bon Voyage, which I just found while window shopping!

Adam and Wendy said...

I already like Shabby Apple on facebook! Yay! :)

Adam and Wendy said...

2nd entry for I like Shabby Apple on facebook (clearly I've been window shopping as well! :) )

Kelly said...

I put your giveaway on my sidebar!

Adam and Wendy said...

I'm already a Coastal Charm follower! War Eagle! :)

Adam and Wendy said...

You said these would be good for graduation...which got me thinking...I'm supposed to be finishing my Master's in May (praying!!) so I'd like to wear the navy "Bon Voyage" dress with a pretty orange necklace.... :)

Diane said...

I have been following your blog for a few months now and decided to join in the fun! Thanks for hosting.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Thank you for hosting, I have linked up. I love your shelf! I have done a little glazing, but I don't feel completely comfortable with it yet, love what you have done!

Carol

jacoal said...

I posted your blog to Facebook page to share. My email is ajacobson1975@gmail.com

jacoal said...

I like the yellow Shakespeare Garden dress. My email is ajacobson1975@gmail.com

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' your shelf Linda, the color is great and the pitchers are beautiful-enjoy:@)

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

I have a weakness for shelves, and that one is a winner! Love the color and the way it sets off the white things....great embellishment....wow! Linda

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What a pretty shelf, Linda! I love that grape pitcher, too! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

bj said...

I love your pretty shelf..love the things you have on it even more. :))
Thanks for hosting this fun meme.

Teri said...

I have put Shabby Apple on my FB like list. I'm a follower of Coastal Charm and linked up to the party today. And I MUST HAVE the little girl's Aviary dress!

Chelsey said...

I like Shabby Apple on FB
chelseyrn@ gmail.com

Chelsey said...

I subscribe via atom and follow via google

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Great Giveaway!

I "liked" Shabby Apple on Facebook

I am a follower

My favorite dress is the Sacred Falls (love the color)

I am linked to Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays

I count that as 6 entries for me!


I love your shelf and everything on it. It looks beautiful!

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

A lovely shelf. Happy Monday evening.

Chelsey said...

Shabby apple items i love:
-Helena dress love long boho dresses
-Cider dress
-Daisy dress
-Garden Patch kids dress
-Boho Kids dress
-Botanical Kids dress
-Canary Kids dress

Patti said...

Of course I follow!!, so lease count me in

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Great giveaway, Linda! All you had to do was say ruffles :) That green dress is gorgeous!

I like the glazing treatment you used on your shelf. The shape and color really show off your Ironstone pieces. Love it!

Thanks for hosting, tonight! All linked up!
xo,
Michelle

Patti said...

and I am linked to NTT...thanks for hosting!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

I don't have a facebook account but I'll blog about this offer on my sidebar.

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Oh, and I loved the dress style "Glacier" on the Shabby Apple! Beautiful store!

Thanks again!

Have a great night! :D

Chelsey said...

tweeted out @bubblegumgirl

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Love, that shelf!! I am a follower and this is a terrific giveaway!
Hugs,
Penny

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I went to Facebook and "liked" Shabby Apple. That green dress is fab!
Hugs
Penny

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Went shopping and my favorite is "Nothing Like A Dame"....love that!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I'm a follower!

A Vintage Vine said...

Love Sahbby Apple, great giveaway! I'm a follower. Thanks for hosting this week! You really dressed up the shelf, may fav's are the the artichoke and of course the shells!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Bon Voyage is really cute!

The Loops said...

I like Shabby Apple on FB!

intheloop13@gmail.com

The Loops said...

I'm a follower of Coastal Charm!

intheloop13@gmail.com

The Loops said...

My favorite item is the Mauna Kea dress!

intheloop13@gmail.com

Sherri said...

I "liked" Shabby Apple on their Facebook page.

Sherri said...

I am a follower of yours already :)!

dogsmom said...

A very nice makeover.

Anne said...

Love the green dress! and your shelf looks delightful, I adore creamware!

Betty said...

Great looking shelf! Thanks for hosting the fun!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I am a follower and love your blog...and these precious dresses! What fun to have a new dress right now! I've lost weight so I'm buying a few new things! Thanks! ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love Freshwater Pearl in the South Pacific collection! I like in Florida...wouldn't this be perfect? Thanks! ♥

Karen said...

Love the shelf. Thanks for visiting. I'm now following.

Blue Creek Home said...

Love, love your shelf with all of your ironstone.
And, the baby shelf with the little pitcher is too cute!
Also, love this weeks giveaway - follower - I have it on my sidebar - and I apologize if I was supposed to leave separate comments!
Rhonda

Blue Creek Home said...

After all of that, I forgot...I love the Shakespeare Garden dress.

Donna said...

Linda,
I love your shelf and all the ironstone you have displayed on it! You got a great deal!
Hugs,
Donna

Donna said...

I am a follower of yours :)

Donna said...

I am a FB fan of Shabby Apple.

Donna said...

I LOVE the crown necklace at Shabby Apple.

Frenchy said...

I like them on Facebook !
isafrenchy@gmail.com

Frenchy said...

I follow you at GFC.
Great giveaway !!
isafrenchy@gmail.com

Connie the crafterbug said...

I love your blog and shabby apple!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there Linda~ what a lovely shelf and LOVE those seashells! WOW!! All linked up- thanks for hosting!! :)

~K @ VintageSkye said...

Thanks for hosting!

promdi said...

great catch @$16, it could pass up at $160 now:)

saraH said...

I like shabby apple on facebook!

sarahtyau@gmail.com

saraH said...

I'm your newest follower of your blog!

sarahtyau@gmail.com

saraH said...

I love the dress cider!

sarahtyau@gmail.com

saraH said...

I linked up my pleated puffy shoulder dress to your link party.

sarahtyau@gmail.com

saraH said...

link party entry 2

sarahtyau@gmail.com

saraH said...

like shabby apple on fb entry 2

sarahtyau@gmail.com

Cheryl said...

Linda,
What a nice job you did on that shelf...you ROCK!
Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage

Dar said...

I'm a follower and would love to win!

Deneen said...

I am your newest follower! Thanks for hosting!

dreaming-n-color.blogspot.com

Jeanne said...

Hi Linda, LOVE the shelf and white ironstone you shared. I think it looks great just the way it is.

I also love the meme you host very much. I hardly ever get comments though. I am trying to visit more but even when I do the response is low. I'm hoping for more interest in the future. I really love this meme. It is interesting and fun. I have wondered if it is a trend with other entries too???

Have a great day and keep on thrifting.

Warm Hugs, Jeanne

Tracy F. said...

I love your shelf, and it looks so pretty with your ironstone and seashells displayed on it. Perfecion!

Deb said...

I liked Shabby Apple on fb.

Deb said...

I liked Shabby Apple on fb.

Deb said...

I became a Coastal Charm follower.

Deb said...

I love the Bonheur dress :)

Melissa said...

I just found your blog.

It's really welcoming.

Melissa

By the Bluegrass said...

I linked up again to your party. Thanks for hosting. I love to see everybody's finds. Love what you did to your shelf!
xo,
Sena

thatsmyjob said...

Ok!
I am a follower! Thatsmyjob.
Liked Shabby Apple on Facebook.
Shopped them and FAVORITES were their workout clothes...especially ones featured on AOL.
Linked up to you on my blog! Told about it!
Featuring a great DIY Newbie distress project!
Ok...I think I entered anyway that I can! Thanks and love your shelf.
Love, Me
www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

Honey at 2805 said...

They have such cute dresses and swim suits! I liked the Bette D in the 1943 inspired collection!

I am your follower. I've missed out on your party again, but I always look!

Honey at 2805 said...

Your shelf and ironstone pieces look great!

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

you always find the best stuff

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a lovely vignette! I adore the shelf.

Have a wonderful Fat Tuesday!

Sherry said...

Your shelf looks wonderful! Love the pitcher and the vase. Nice finds.
Sherry

Blissful Craziness said...

I'm your newest follower:) I also linked up to your party! Fingers crossed:)
Krista

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

That is such a cute shelf Linda. I love the shape. You gave it a lot of style with the applique and the paint. It looks wonderful with the ironstone!

Holly said...

That is a gorgeous shelf filled with gorgeous items! Love the color.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

love the shape of that shelf, linda! and i lofe the detail and charm you gave it!

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Hi Linda!
omygosh, I'm loving those dresses!!!! My favorite (so far, lol!) is bombshell...love the sheer polka dot tights with it! I've an upcoming wedding we are traveling to in July~ I will be checking their site out for something totally unique!
This shelf is awesome~ I would love to make one just like it!
Thanks for sharing both, lot's of fun:)
ps.. I don't have a facebook but if I did I'd be 'thumbs upping' Shabby Apple for sure!!

xinex said...

Cute display and shelf! Love the dresses too....Christine

xinex said...

I am already a follower....Christine

xinex said...

I liked Shabby Apple on Facebook...Christine

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Linda, I love the finish on that shelf and your collection. Thanks for joining WUW.

Ashley said...

I like Shabby Apple of Facebook! :)

Ashley said...

I am already a follower of your blog. :)

Ashley said...

My favorite dress on the Shabby Apple website is the Nantucket dress. :)

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

I'm a follower! GReat giveaway!!

Lynn said...

Love your giveaway! I'm already a follower of Coastal Charm. Your shelf turned out great, Linda. I love the color and how nice all your white collectibles look. I have a thing for vintage shelves and can't pass them up. Thanks for hosting this fun party.
~Lynn
www.cottageandcreek.com

Lynn said...

I love the G. Cooper dress from the 1947 collection. Just lovely!
Lynn
www.cottageandcreek.com

Lynn said...

I "LIKE" Shabby Apple on Facebook :)
~Lynn
www.cottageandcreek.com

Lyssa said...

I like Shabby Apple on FB!

Lyssa said...

I am your newest follower!

Lyssa said...

I love their little girl dresses! I could get all of them!

Lyssa said...

I linked up to Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays. Mine's # 208 :)

Lyssa said...

This can be ignored for the giveaway but I LOVE that shelf. And I love that you painted it grey. I would have done the white because it's safe but I need to do something different! Grey is a perfect color and goes with eerything!
And thanks so much for linking up on Thrifty Thursdays!

Aubs said...

I like shabby apple on facebook! (under email aubrey.e.senyard@wheaton.edu)

Aubs said...

I like shabby apple on facebook! (entry #2 :) )

Aubs said...

And after taking a look at shabby apple's website, I think that my favorites would be the one you're giving away (and the similar dress in yellow) and the cider dress... but what a difficult decision!

Kirsty said...

The one your giving away! Absolutely stunning! I love how the fabric looks like it's hugging her and the green is gorgeous! Love it.

craftyglutton said...

I'm a new Coastal Charm follower!

gypsy@Hebrews11:13 said...

Love your shelf!!! I'm a follower (and have been) :) Enter me in the give-away!

gypsy@Hebrews11:13 said...

I've been a follower of Shabby Apple on FB for a little while. LOVE THEM!!!!!!

gypsy@Hebrews11:13 said...

My favorite item on Shabby Apple right now is the gray Atlantic Fog dress. I've been wanting it for over a month now but it's not in the budget:(

Red Gate Farm said...

I'm a follower...

Red Gate Farm said...

and I "liked" them on facebook!

~Chris

Red Gate Farm said...

love the "mauna kea"!! or "bali ha i"

~Chris

Jennifer Rizzo said...

That shelf is adorable! Thank you so much for joining in on the party!

Tammy said...

I am happy to say I am a newbie to your blog.
I have enjoyed browsing around...I have many many finds as well. Love that you showcase them.
smiles...Tammy

Tammy said...

I've liked FB page...
smiles...Tammy

Tammy said...

This side of Paradise is my favorite dress...flirty and all the ruffled layers
smiles...Tammy

Tammy said...

I know time is ticking as I am late to the giveaway....but I posted it on my sidebar too!
smiles...Tammy

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

I love your shelf! :)
so sweet!
gail

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