Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday No.76 and a Pottery Barn Giveaway

Hello ladies...today I have a few thrifty goodies to share with y'all, but the best thing at the party this week is a POTTERY BARN GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY!!! Yes...all of y'all can enter to WIN a $40 Pottery Barn gift card and two cute framed starfish...more on the giveaway later in the post. If you read my last post, then you know that I spent the weekend in Auburn with Mary Claire and while I was there I did some thriftin'...found a couple of goodies to bring back home to Coastal Charm. Looking forward to seeing what goodies you have found or maybe get inspired by your latest DIY project...so let's all see what you have to share this week. Last week while I was visiting my party guests, I was very disappointed to see so many of y'all not posting my party button or party name (with a link back to my blog)...please ladies...don't forget to do this...it's just nice to play by the rules...isn't that what we teach our children to do?
                                           Thanks for coming,
                                                    Linda
                                   Are you lovin' my chippy paint
                                 wicker birdcage as much as I am?
                            I found her at a local thrift store in Auburn...her
                                          price was just $4.97!!!
                            Bonus was...she had a smaller one inside her...so
                              I really got two of these cuties for $4.97...gave
                                  Mary Claire the other one for her NEST!!

                                      Her home for now is in my
                                    dining room...I wonder where
                                  you will find her next week...you
                                  just never know with me being in
                                                   charge!
                       I'm still adding more beautiful vintage napkins to
                           my collection...you just never know how
                       many you might need for a special dinner party!
                       One day in the near future I hope to get a gallery
                       wall done in my hallway...so when I can get black
                       frames for only pennies I pick them up...this one
                                              was only $2!!!                 
                                                    

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


1 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.

Now let's get all the info about this GREAT GIVEAWAY!!


Hi everyone!  I’m Laura from over at B & B’s Nest and I'm giving away these beautiful starfish frames AND a $40 Pottery Barn gift card to one lucky winner.  How fun!




I guess it would be polite to start by telling you a little bit about myself.  B & B’s Nest was born out of a love for all things vintage and antique, and my passion for interior design.  I blog about what I love and what's going on in our nest.  Period.  What I enjoy most is finding an abandoned vintage treasure, whether it's a small item or a large furniture piece, and giving it a new life.  I have been refinishing furniture for a long time.  And redecorating?  Forget it.  I change my mind on paint colors and accessories as often as Charlie Sheen says "winning".  But I had no idea anyone would be interested in what I was doing in our little world until I started searching the internet for inspirational photos of spaces I love.  Unbeknownst to me, there are thousands of blogs written by women, just like me, who have a passion for decorating, DIY projects and crafts.  What?  Why didn't someone tell me?  I would have been doing this a LONG time ago.  It just so happens that we’re also in the midst of redoing our kitchen, dining room, living room, office and soon-to-be playroom, so now I share all of our disasters and triumphs with you.

Not only that, but I recently came across a gorgeous hutch on a little website called “Craigslist”.  Ever heard of it?  Yeah, I thought so (*smile*).  Anywho, I sent the seller an email asking if they were firm on their price and it sparked an exchange of emails that eventually led to B & B’s Nest taking part in its first ever professional sale.  You can read more about the announcement of our participation in the sale here and how it all turned out here.  It was an incredible experience and I wouldn't trade all of the blood, sweat, tears and countless hours that went into it for the world!  I even reupholstered a chair for the very first time.  Front, back and the seat!  See:




Yeah.  I did.  And you could do it too!


Some of my furniture projects have recently been featured on Better After, Not Just a Housewife, The Besties, Beneath My Heart and Under the Table and Dreaming.


I even orchestrated an estate sale (think Cash & Cari) for a client in June and just finished setting up at a flea market this past weekend.  I even opened an Etsy shop and put B & B's Nest on Facebook.  Did I mention I've only been online since March 23rd!  It's definitely been an exciting and whirlwind couple of months.

My point in telling you all of this is to encourage you.  I want to encourage you to do that "thing" you've been meaning to do, or wanting to do, but have been putting off.  Do that project, learn how to (fill in the blank), paint that wall, shop that store, create that you-know-what.  Whatever it is, if I can do this, you can too!  In the famous words of Erma Bombeck:  "When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say 'I used everything you gave me!'".


A BIG thank you to Linda for letting me chat with you today!  It's been my absolute pleasure to "meet" all of you and I hope our paths cross again real soon.


I wish you a very happy day!




And now for the giveaway!!


You have 3 chances to win.  In order for each entry to count, please leave a separate comment for each.


Here's what you need to do to enter:


1.  Visit B & B's Nest and become a follower, or subscribe via email.


2.  Visit Facebook and stop by to "Like" B & B's Nest Facebook page.


3.  Become a follower of Coastal Charm.


That's all there is to it!


If you leave an anonymous comment, please be sure to include your email address so we can contact you if you win.  The giveaway will end at midnight on Sunday August 28. The winner of the starfish frames and Pottery Barn gift card will be announced on Monday August 29.


Good luck!
I'm linking up here...
Anything Goes

171 comments:

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Linda, I absolutely love your new birdcage! What a great buy and to think there were two of them! Nice!

Thanks for hosting the party. I am a happy follower of your blog.

Have a great week!
Pam

Deana said...

Thanks for hosting. I have both a link & your button. Thank you.

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

I subscribed to B&B's Nest's email feed.
Great giveaway!

Pam

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

I "LIKE" B&B's Nest on Facebook.

Pam

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Cute birdcage. Thanks for hosting.

Donna said...

Linda,
Love the birdcage, frame and napkins ... you did great! Thanks for hosting the party!
I am a follower :)
Hugs,
Donna

Donna said...

I am a follower of Laura's at B&B now.

Donna said...

I liked B&B on FB too.

Susan said...

I visted B&B and what a wonderful blog! I am now a follower!

Susan said...

I also like B&B on Face Book

Susan said...

I have been a follower of Coastal Charm for a while now!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Linda, thanks for hosting and I just subscribed to her blog since I don't see a followers link anywhere. Cute blog.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I just liked her facebook page.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I am a follower of your blog, too.

Nancy said...

Awesome bird cage!

I am a new follower of yours.

Nancy

Nancy said...

I am also a new follower of B&B's!

Nancy

Jennifer said...

I follow coastal charm.

J'ai tout simplement said...

Olá! Adorei a sua gaiola na cor branca e o passsarinho, muito lindooo, abraço!

elegantdaily said...

Following you on GFC

elegantdaily said...

Following B & B's Nest on FB

elegantdaily said...

Following B & B's Nest on GFC

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Hi Linda, love the bird cages! I'm a long time follower. Linda

Marlee said...

Your bird cage is adorable and the little birdie in there seems to be very happy in the new nest! I enjoyed your guest blogger and plan to visit her blog soon. Thanks for hosting the party!

Olive Cooper said...

Bird cages are timeless. Thanks bunches for hosting. I am a follower of course. ♥Olive

Blondie's Journal said...

Hi Linda!

You found some great things...I am so in love with your birdcage and little green bird! Darling. I also like to collect napkins and keep them all in the same white/cream color family so I can mix them up. I love when I come across a whole basket of them to choose from! :-)

Laura is having a wonderful giveaway. I have been following her for awhile. She has a great blog!!

XO,
Jane

Simply Sara said...

Follower of b and b's blog!!!

simplysara83@gmail.com

Simply Sara said...

Fan of b and b's Facebook page!!

Sara Haga Gore

simplysara83@gmail.com

Simply Sara said...

I follow the lasts charm blog!!!

simplysara83@gmail.com

Bethanie said...

Im a follower of B&B's blog!

Pamie G. said...

I live and breathe Pottery Barn and my new masterbedroom is beach!!! Pamie G.

I follow Coastal Charm!

Bethanie said...

Im a follower of yours as well!! :0)

Pamie G. said...

I liked B&B!

Pamie G. said...

I joined B&B for a newsletter!

Bethanie said...

I "like" B&B on facebook!

Wendy said...

Thanks for hosting the party and giveaway! I'm a subscribing follower to your blog!

Wendy said...

I like B&B's Nest on FB!

Wendy said...

I'm a new B&B's Nest blog follower!

Betsy said...

Adorable birdcage Linda and a great giveaway. I'm already a happy follower of your blog:-)

AshTreeCottage said...

What a cute birdcage ~ and what a great price. I am a follower. Thanks for hosting Linda!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Diann said...

Hi Linda! Love your new finds. that bird cage is so cute! And the linens are awesome. Great giveaway! Of course I am a follower!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Thanks Linda, for having the party. I always love visiting your blog. I have the same bird cage.....in the basement.....in a box.....way at the back...hard to get to. :( I've been wanting it, but every time I go down to get it, it looks like too much work.

Have a great week!
Kathy

Candy said...

Love your chippy bird! I am now a follower.

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Diann said...

I liked B & B on FB!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Stopped by B&B's Nest and I'm now following her blog!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I've been a happy follower of your blog for a while now, love the birdcage and how to share the one that came with it!

Rondell

Tres Chere Vintage Market said...

Thank you so much for hosting! Hope you have a fabulous week!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love your finds, Linda! Those napkins are so pretty! Thanks for hosting! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

Love the birdcage and the napkins! Great finds.

AubreyLaine said...

I am a follower of B&B
littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

AubreyLaine said...

I am a follower of yours!
littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

AubreyLaine said...

I like B&B's Nest on fb
littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

Kim from Maiden D'Shade said...

I am one of your new followers! Thanks for the invite!

Kim from Maiden D'Shade said...

Oh and I like B&B's Nest on FB :)

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

Love the napkins and the birdcage.Been a follower for a long time. Thanks for the party

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

Just became a follower of B&B.

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

I'm a follower!! Love that birdcage!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Awesome contest!! thank you! i'm a cc follower!

inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

Tiaras & Bow Ties - Think Smink said...

I am a happy follower of your gorgeous blog!
Kim
kimberlysminkey{at}yahoo{dot}com

Tiaras & Bow Ties - Think Smink said...

I am NEW happy follower over at B&B's Nest! She seems amazing! Thanks for the giveaway chance.

Carrie said...

I am a new follower of Coastal Charm

Carrie said...

I became a fan of B&Bs Nest on Facebook

Carrie said...

I subscribed to B&Bs e-mail feed.

chedeb5353 said...

Follower of B&B's Nest.Deb chedeb5353@hotmail.com

chedeb5353 said...

Liked B&B's Nest on Facebook. chedeb5353@hotmail.com

chedeb5353 said...

I am a follower of Coastal Charm. Deb chedeb5353@hotmail.com

Debra said...

I love your bird cage and bird. What a deal on the cage, too. I always love those. :) Thanks for hosting the party. I'm a follower..

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

I just want to let you know that I'm a fairly new blogger {almost 3 months}, and I'm linking up to your party {hope I met the requirement}. ;) I'm also a follower too!!!

Thank you for hosting!!!


Hugs,
Jessie

Jeanne said...

I really enjoyed Laura's feature at B&B. I joined her blog as a follower. Thanks for the chance to win the Pottery Barn giveaway. I also follow your blog.
happy Thrifting,
Jeanne

Amy said...

What a fun giveaway! I just became a follower at B & B's Nest

amy [at] utry [dot] it

Amy said...

"Liked" B & B's Nest Facebook page.

amy [at] utry [dot] it

Amy said...

I'm a follower of Coastal Charm.

amy [at] utry [dot] it

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Lovin' the bird cage! What a steal!!
I'm a follower ♥
*hugs*Deb

Terry said...

I've picked up a couple of similiar birdcages at Goodwill and am always so happy to bring them home...I'm a follower and would love the opportunity to win your giveaway!

Terry said...

Also following B & B Nest, great blog and she's got a fun personality!

Curtains In My Tree said...

OK i am headed over to B & B

love pottery barn

Janice

The Vintage Iowan said...

Hi everyone that manages to read through this many posts! I am new to blogging and new to picking! It was a fast evolution from dabbling in garden art, to antiquing to picking and upcycling and salvaging.

Help me have a following please and learn about upper midwest pickin', by becoming a member of my blogsite:

www.tlcvintagecollection.blogspot.com/

Cass @ That Old House said...

Good Morning Linda!
You stole my heart with those vintage napkins -- they are my #1 weakness... I have dozens and just keep piling on more!

I've been a Follower for awhile -- your blog is addictive. I'll check out Laura's B&B Nest, too -- I love her message of encouragement.
Have a lovely Tuesday!
Cass

itsstilllife.com said...

I just found your blog. Where have I been. I have become a follower. Looking forward to reading your blog.

Tanya Anurag said...

I am a follower of Coastal Charm

stefanie said...

I love your napkins, and what a super price!!!

ANNE said...

Love finding vintage napkins at thrift shops! Those are lovely. and of course, I am a longtime follower!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I just became a facebook follower of B&B Nest..., and posted this giveaway on my facebook page here.
Awesome giveaway!!!!!

raggygirlvintage said...

Hi Linda, I'm a follower! Love your white wicker birdcage, glad you found some treasures while you were visiting!
Tracey

raggygirlvintage said...

and I liked B&B Nest on fb:-)
Tracey

raggygirlvintage said...

and I signed up to follow B&B's nest...
Tracey

LeAnn said...

I am now an email subscriber to B&B Nest, and I liked it on my facebook page!

NauticalCottageBlog.com said...

I totally love your birdcage!! It's fabulous.

Hope your having a great week.

Hugs,
Marie

Honey at 2805 said...

Neat birdcage and the napkins are so sweet! I am an avid follower!

Honey at 2805 said...

I am a follower of B&B Nest!

Honey at 2805 said...

2805 liked B&B Nest on FB.

Kahli said...

You're newest follower! Love the blog :)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there Linda~ Love the birdcage~ thanks so much for hosting! :)

teachingandthrifting said...

I am a follower of your blog now :) Great work!

teachingandthrifting said...

I am a follower of the B&B Nest!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Love your little birdcage(s)!!! Thanks for hosting the party each week!!!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

I'm a follower of Coastal Charm, and thanks for hosting the party!

Kyra @ RACKS and Mooby said...

I follow Coastal Charm!

Thrifty Chic said...

I love the bird cage and I now follow B &B Nest
Adup8110@Hotmail.com

Thrifty Chic said...

I Follow Coastal Charm!
Adup8110@Hotmail.com

Thrifty Chic said...

I also follow B&B on facebook
adup8110@hotmail.com

Blue Creek Home said...

Love your bird cages! I know you had a blast with Mary Claire.
Rhonda

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

I AM NOW A FOLLOWER AT B&B
LAUREN

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

I LIKE B&B ON FACEBOOK

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

I AM A FOLLOWER OF COSTAL CHARM...
THANK YOU LADIES
LAUREN

scrapfancy said...

I have become a follower of Costal Charm- Great site.

scrapfancy said...

I became a follower by email at B&B

scrapfancy said...

I LIKED B&B on Facebook. Great giveaway.

Melissa F said...

I'm a follower of B and B's Nest

Melissa F said...

I Like B & B's Nest on Facebook

Melissa F said...

I'm a follower of Coastal Charm

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

What a cute find and quite the bargain getting two of the cages together!

Loui♥ said...

Am now a follower of B and B
hugs.. Loui♥

Loui♥ said...

liked you on facebook!!!
(Lou Windom)
Loui♥

Loui♥ said...

have been a follower of Coastal Charm for a long time!!!
hugs..
Loui♥

All That Glitters said...

Im a follower of B&B nest!

All That Glitters said...

I follow b&B on FB!

All That Glitters said...

I love coastal charm blog!

It's Just Me said...

Howdy Linda, wanted to say thank you for such a sweet giveaway. Thank you SO much for thinking of us : ) I'm now following B & B's Nest. What a GREAT site. Just my taste. Thank you again : )

It's Just Me said...

I'm also following B & B's Nest on FaceBook. I love it when I find someone so inspiring : )

Stacey said...

I follow B&B's Nest!
Stacey of Embracing Change
freetstacey@yahoo.com

It's Just Me said...

And last but not least, I'm happy to say that I've been following your blog for a long time now. LOVE your blog. You give me so many ideas it's not funny : )

Stacey said...

I liked B&B's Nest on Facebook!
Stacey of Embracing Change
freetstacey@yahoo.com

Stacey said...

I follow Coastal Charm and love it!
Stacey of Embracing Change
freetstacey@yahoo.com

ReFresh ReStyle said...

Oh my, bird cage X 2 for that price...you lucky girl! I am following B&B's Nest---fingers crossed!

Gracie's Cottage said...

Hey Linda...love your party peeps. I haven't been able to participate in many parties lately but sneak over to see what everyone else has been doing when I get a moment.

Laura from B&B is way fun too...we've had some fun chats - in real life! :)

Jan
P.S. I'm having a giveaway too...check it out.

Mary Ellen said...

Am a new follower of B&B's cute blog!

Love your sweet birdcage! I don't think you can ever have too many!

Mary Ellen said...

I've been a long time follower of your wonderfully creative blog!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Linda I love your birdcage! You know I am a happy follower, going over to B&B's Nest now! Martina

Sue in MA said...

Following B&B Nest on FB

Sue in MA said...

Following Coastal Charm

mrs2acop@hotmail.com

Sue in MA said...

Subscribed to B&B Nest Blog....love your designs!

mrs2acop@hotmail.com

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love the birdcage and the napkins, what a deal! You did good. Thank you for the chance on the give away, I've always been a follower and also thank you for hosting and having me.
Lots of hugs, FABBY

dalee041790 said...

i am now subscribed via email to B&B nest, thanks for hosting the give-away dalee041790@yahoo.com

dalee041790 said...

I have "LIKED" B&B Nest Facebook page, please enter me in the give-away, thanks! dalee041790@yahoo.com

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Those napkins are so pretty! They look almost new, too.
I'm a follower!

dalee041790 said...

i have been a "follower" of Coastal Charm for several months now and love your posts. please enter me in your give-away, thanks! dalee041790@yahoo.com

Rachel said...

I follow B&B's blog.

Rachel said...

I follow Coastal Charm.

Emily said...

I'm a follower of Coastal Charm. Love the birdcage you found! :)

Cindy said...

I'm a follower! Thanks so much for the chance to win!
Blessings,
Cindy

Cindy said...

Following B&B's Nest...thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I'm a happy follower of your blog and I'd be even happier with a PB gift card!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I am already a follower of B&B's Nest.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I liked B&B's Nest on FB.

Jill said...

I'm a follower of Coastal Charm!

Anneke {RustiChic} said...

I'm a follower at B & B! Thank you!

Pattie said...

I could use this bad. I follow You and PB. fingers crossed....

Seashells and Southern Belles said...

I am a follower of your blog!

Unknown said...

I subscribe to B&Bs nest via email. :) Love the blog!

ameliaholman4@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Oooh and I "liked" B&Bs nest on facebook!

ameliaholman4@gmail.com

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm a new follower of B & Bs nest! Thanks! ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

And I'm an 'old' follower of Coastal Charm! Hugs! ♥

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Thank you for linking up to Open House Party...I really appreciate it!

beckyp said...

found you over on The Thrifty Groove Love your birdcage I am now following you along with B & Bs nest

Marcia (One Heart) said...

So glad I stopped by. Became a follower instantly without the giveaway, but count me in. ;)

Marcia (One Heart) said...

Became a follower of B&Bs Nest.

Andrea @Oasis Accents said...

I'm following B&B's Nest on Facebook =)

Andrea @Oasis Accents said...

I'm following B&B's Nest by email =)

Andrea @Oasis Accents said...

I'm following Coastal Charm =)

judi said...

hi linda,
i was searching for a party that featured thrifty finds and thanks to you, i can link up! thanks for hosting and offering the pb gift card. love that store! and i just had to sign up to follow...can't get enough of thrifted treasures! thanks for highlighting b and b's nest blog too.
judi

Bitsy said...

Oohh love this site! I Just became a follower. Headed over to B&B's Nest next...

Bitsy said...

I followed B's nest. Dropped a few pieces of string on a limb, hope she finds them for her nest... :-)

Bitsy said...

And... I followed The Nest Gal all over facebook! Loved reading her note to us (above)

Thanks for the giveaway! I am such a newbie but I am thrilled to play along! If you are wandering Blogland, feel free to drop by my place anytime :-) http://bitsofribbon.blogspot.com/

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Happily following you, Linda :) Love this giveaway. I know I haven't invited you yet but when you get the chance and you have a giveaway, please feel free to link up in my Market Your Biz and Giveaways blog party every Tuesday :)

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

Thanks for inviting me over! I now follow B&B's Nest blog

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

Like B&B's Nest on Facebook

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

I follow your blog too!!

Jennifer said...

Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog :) And for letting me know about the giveaway. I've never won anything, so it would be super sweet if I won because you told me about it LOL

I'm a new follower :)

Jennifer said...

I'm following B&B's Nest no too. She has such neat ideas!

Solar panel installations said...

I appreciate this kind of information. Please count me in as a new fan of this Blog. Thank You!

Real Estate Palmerston North said...

The B&B's Nest blog is awesome. It is very interesting site. I am going to share this to my social networking site.

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