Wednesday, December 31, 2008




Opening a new website has been wonderful and very exciting. But with the holiday rush, I haven't had as much time to spread the word as I would have liked. So I am having a contest to do just that. Will you help me spread the word? There is a GREAT prize for you if you enter and win.

Here are the simple rules.

1. Go to my new website: and take a look around to get a feel of the site so you will have something to blog about.

2. Take my new banner and use it in your blog post and tell everyone what you love/like about it then while linking the banner back to my website (

3. Add my banner to your Favorite Links page on your website. I will be happy to reciprocate on my Favorite Shoppes page.

4. Come back here and post your name, blog name (and website) so I can read all blogs and see what you like and would like to see in the future at
Elegance and Whimsy.

5. Tell everyone you know about the

The contest will end on January 17th, my birthday!
My gift will be a Prize for you...
Now the PRIZE you ask???? I think it's a great one myself.

A $50 Gift Certificate to purchase anything you choose on either one of my
websites. Either "Treasured Heirlooms" or "Elegance and Whimsy"!
(S&I not included unless prearranged with me via email)

Won't you join in the fun and help out a fellow blogger?
I would really appreciate it.
Thank you kindly,


lisa said...

Cathy ~

Your new website is amazing. I love, love the intro and all the yummy faux goodies. Best of luck on this new journey.


Buttercream Cottage said...

Your new website is sooo beautiful. I put a post on my blog.

Cassie said...

Hi! I'm new to your blog and shop. I wish I could remember what site I found you on, but I've been blog hopping and can't remember! Your store is lovely and I LOVE the intro!!! I've blogged about your giveaway on my "giveaway post". You can see it here. Best wishes to you for the New Year!!

Connie said...

Cathy, count me in, honey!! I'm doing a special "logo" though using your W&E logo from the website. I'm putting it in a blog post and also in the sidebar so it will be seen until Jan. 17 and not get lost in the shuffle. Give me tonight to finish it and you'll see it.
Smooches, girlfriend

Kathryn said...

Love your site! I have blogged about it!

Happy New Year and Artful Blessings,

Lilli Blue said...

Oh my gosh I had such a blast doing my post. I gave myself a day to play. Gon't get many of those.
I learned so much doing the post. it was a real win win. I am going to go post about your give away on TA's ning network. What a fabulous prize!Lilli

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Cathy! I just joined in the fun! Your banner and link are up on my blog :) I love your new shoppe and am honored to advertise it!

I LOVE your new blog name and banner too :) SO YOU!

Love ya,

Lilli Blue said...


Vicki Pink Pearl Girl said...

Hi Cathy,
I would love to join the fun & it won't be hard to blog about your new website because I fell in love the first time I went to check it out. I will post something tonight or tomorrow & be back to comment!
Happy New Year Cathy!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Cathy, Absolutely adore your gorgeous new website. It's HEAVENLY. I would be happy to add your banner to my website. I'll do it right now and best of luck with your newest and beautiful adventure. xo Lynn

Suzie Button said...

Hi, Cathy, Thanks for letting me know about your wonderful giveaway! I added your banner with a link back to my blog at and I will blog about your Elegance & Whimsy site (LOVELY ITEMS!!) on either Sunday or Monday since I'm posting for Pink Saturday right now, please visit too! Blessings! Suzie

Joy said...

Cathy, what a great giveaway! I have posted about it on my blog and included your banner. It is also listed in my giveaway section on my sidebar. Hope I get to spend that $50 in your gorgeous shop!! ;o)

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I've got you on my blog!

Vicki Pink Pearl Girl said...

Hi Cathy,
You are so welcome. Your website is one of my most favorite of all times & I am proud to post about it! Lots of best wishes on your newest site!!!

Bre said...

Wow - lucky me to have literaly stumbled on your blog through another lovely blogger's comment. -A delightful place of pink serenity !!

Your talents are amazing.Now I'm off to check your website - that pink mercury glass looks delish !

I would definitely love to display your banner on my blog ! Will do that on a post tomorrow !


Elyse said...

ooh la la -- i will totally follow all rules after my giveaway winner announcement post. xo

September said...

oh my, I'm such a pink girl and I loved everything on your website! I've added a post on my blog, thanks for coming by so I would be able to find you! :) Gosh, everything is lovely (of course it helps that it is pink!) LOL

I hope I followed all the rules. I didn't add your banner to my links, I don't know how, but your site is there. :) (Typepad sucks sometimes!)

September said...

Your website is beautiful. I have linked to it from my blog and blogged about it. Just lovely. Of course, pink is my favorite color so that helps. :D

Patricia said...

Cathy, much luck with this new site, although I don't see how you can miss! I have blogged about you, added you to my favorite blog list, added you to my favorite shops on my site - phew! I would love to be added to your favorite blogs and shops. I think the apothecary bottles are wonderful. Would love to have a few!
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

Flowerchild Clay Queen Angel Heart Designs said...

Great idea! Can I copy your contest..LOL xoxo
I love love your new blog and site...I will link you on all mine..AND my new surprise..coming very soon..
Love your things Cath... and wishing you the best year..
Cindy :)

Rachelle of Anna's Illuminaries said...

I just joined in on the fun too! I put a post on my blog, added you to my favorite links and put your banner up. Here's my website and blog:
I love the look of your website!

EileenandKaren@forgetmenotdreams said...

We are thrilled to help you celebrate your new site and spread the good word! Wishing you much luck and success in your new venture. You deserve it in every way!

Lori said...

Cathy, you knew shop is gorgeous!!! i have never seen a prettier storefront:) good luck with your new venture!!!

Lady Pamela said...

I have added your banner and link to my blog. I would love to be entered into your contest. Thanks.

Sassy said...

Everything is so absolutely beautiful! I love the opening of your is just really somethin' somethin'...I would absolutely add your things to mine if only I was computer savvy and new how to link...maybe I can get one of my children to come and show me....good luck with all you do! I sooooo ♥ your home!

Joanne Kennedy said...

I adore your new shop! It's all so beautiful. I love the intro also.

I've posted about your shop and added your banner to my sidebar as well as posted your giveaway in my sidebar area.

I would LOVE to win this giveaway. There were so many things I wanted from your shop.


Congrats on doing such a wonderful job.

My Little Cottage in the Making

Bre said... happy to add your banner and a linky thing in the sidebar.Your website and blog is so gorgeous. You should be just "tickled pink" to be on the cover of Romantic Homes !
I couldn't quite add the linky thing in the post - didn't quite work, but it does on the sidebar.
I do have your banner in my post though and comments on how pretty your site is!

It took a couple days to post though cause we've had some long power outages and..teenagers "borrowing" my computer LOL

Best of luck on your website!


Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello sweet Cathy! I added a sweet something about you on my latest post! Have a wonderful day!


Sassy said...

I know I have already commented on this post but I couldn't stand it...when I noticed your blurb over here on the left about being in Romantic of my very favorite magazines...I went in and got mine and saw the wonderful article about you....and to realize I have had a magazine star comment on my blog....pretty cool! I feel very honored! CONGRATULATIONS on being in a most wonderful magazine that is ♥'d by many!

Elyse said...

hi cathy! i just did a post all about your blog and elegance & whimsy. come see! xo

Miss Rhea said...

I just added your banner to my blog !!! Your new items are over the top wonderful !! :) Happy New Year !! ( i know, I am behind a bit, hee hee !! )


Cheryl said...

Beautiful Website I have you linked on my blog Congrats on your new site
Peace and Blessings
Cheryl...Snatch Joy!

Annette said...

Hi Cathy!
Your new site is beautiful, really wonderful. You will have much success I am sure~
I was at wit's end to get that banner to link to your shop. :o(
I did the link at bottom of the post though, please let me know if that's OK?
Anyway, it is nice to meet you, and thanks for hosting a fun contest.
Annette Read

Llyn said...

OOH! What a feast for the eyes! The into page alone is worth the visit! I have put a link to you on my blog!!!

Pixeltrash said...

Hi! I put your link on my blog. I just found your site and your store. I LOVE shabby chic and look forward to seeing more!

Love your store entrance by the way!


Staffordshire Garden said...

Hi Cathy,
Wow, I think I said that a lot on my blog but I am still in awe at the new site.
I have blogged about the new store with the banner and link. My site is down for some bizarre reason today , but as soon as it is back online I will add your banner to favorite links. Keep up all of the great "lovelies" you have been creating.
Staffordshire Garden Designs

Kristie said...

I was thrilled when I saw your new website and I fell in love. Good job!! I will spread the word for sure.......

Vintagesquirrel said...

Hi Cathy,

I have posted about your gorgeous new shoppe. I have always been a fan of your beautiful wreaths, but now, I think my favorite items are the faux cakes, bonbons, and petit fours. Scrumptious! I hope you will visit my (new) blog, as well.

XOXO - Michelle

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Cathy,
You have a beautiful new shoppe! I especially love the entrance. Everything is so pretty and I just love it all. It is scrumptious! Your link is on my blog.


pinkkandy said...

I love your shop....especially the web makes me want to stop and shop...I put your link on my blog...
this is my blog
this is my lollishop
god bless you and your new shop

Roxie said...

I'm more than happy to spread the word on your new website. You KNOW I love it and all the goodies you have featured.
Love ya!

CupcakeDD said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Your "Marie" items are absolutely wonderful!! It's no doubt that you will have MUCH success with your shop!
Best wishes!

delighted heart said...

Thanks for stopping and leaving a sweet comment! Your website is too cute! Happy Anniversary! I'm trying to think back to our 10th... we've been married 32 years. I married verrrrry young!! LOL But I'm making pink my new favorite color since we're having our first granddaughter in May! Got to go check out your other site. I'll link you to my blog and be back!
Be Blessed!

Lori said...

Cathy, Have posted some advertising for you on my site, well I will in about ten minutes! Please stop by I still need more votes to win "Queen of pink" on Sondea's site! later,Lori

Diane said...

Your banner is on my blog! Love the wreath!