Friday, November 30, 2012

Book Giveaway

Pink Saturday this week is about sharing front porches. I haven't decorated mine for Christmas yet, so I'm sharing old photos today.

This is my front porch when it snowed a few years ago.

My grandmother's front porch on the empty old log cabin where my dad grew up.
Like the coal miners daughter's song "Nothing lives here anymore except the memories"...

The porch of the library where I work. 

Dothan on the front porch trying to reach the hummingbird feeders.

I'm having a giveaway!
I'm giving away two books to one lucky winner.
This Vintage Cake cookbook by Julie Richardson..


And this sewing book, Pretty In Patchwork Holidays by John Q Adams.

All you have to do is follow my blog and leave a comment on this blog post.
Easy as pie!

Ms. Wilma and I will draw a name out of the hat next Saturday, December 8, 2012.

Good Luck,
Have a great weekend,
from my house to yours



sweetvintageofmine said...

Hello Dorothy! I am one of your newer followers! I came across your blog a few days ago and wanted to re-visit again. One of my all time favorite things in life is...A front porch! I have always been in love with them since being a little girl. And then I see you showing the log hubbys dream home!! I so enjoyed my visit! The books you are giving away look so inspiring! Cooking and sewing...I especially love the VINTAGE CAKES book cover! Have a wonderful and blessed weekend! from one sweetie to another~~~Roxie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How sweet of you! I know I would love the sewing book! I get so many great ideas from books like this! Thanks girlfriend! Enjoy your weekend!

Tammy's in Love said...

Oh my stars and little hop toads! Daddy grew up just like Abe Lincoln! You look really good to have a Daddy raised up in a cabin in the pines! You must be about a hundred years old too, right? :) That was a really original idea for a post, love, love, love it.

My Vintage Mending said...

I have that Pretty Patchwork book and its lovely...great front porches..smiles..Renee

Penny Phillips said...

Hi Dorothy, thanks for visiting my blog. You are having a great giveaway..I would love to win those wonderful books! Hugs, Penny

Sue McPeak said...

Hello Dorothy, What a nice giveaway...I'm a quilter and would love the sewing book...course I like cake too. LOL!!!

Thanks for sharing your Holiday Porches. My favorite is your grandmothers front porch. I know it must have special memories for you.

Happy Pink Saturday!!
CollectInTexas Gal Sue

Chubskulit Rose said...

Oh, my daughter would definitely love these. We bought her a sewing machine for Christmas.

I am already a follower.

Crystal Air Pink

Jane of The Jewels said...

I had a front porch on our last home and absolutely loved it. I sure miss it! Both books look wonderful, especially the Vintage Cake one - how very lovely. Please ask Ms. Wilma to think of me when she's drawing out a name, lol :)

Linda Carole Bloom said...

I'm already a follower. I would love to win the books! Love the white kitty - he is so snowy. He looks way too good to get into the hummingbird feeder.

Librarian said...

Such beautiful pictures - love the one of the library's front porch, and of course Dothan!
Here in Germany, not many people have porches, our houses are built quite different.
Can I be included in the drawing for the giveaway even though I live on a different continent?

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Vintage + Cakes ummmm two of my very favorite words! Even if I don't win, I must track down that book!
Dothan looks like he's up to no good! heehee! So cute!
Great Giveaway Dorothy!
Erica :)

Denise said...

Enjoyed the photos. Alabama is going to roll all over those bulldogs today.

Kay G. said...

Dear Dorothy,
I might be arrested in Georgia today leaving a comment on a blog from Alabama! :-)
Hope you are having a sweet time looking forward to Christmas, I just bet you decorate everything perfectly, don't you?

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

What pretty pictures, and I love your background...such vintage goodness!! :) I'm your newest follower, excited to be visiting you again! Your giveaway books look lovely especially vintage cakes!! :) xo Holly

LV said...

Nice post. Both books will make some lucky winner very happy.

Connie said...

Hi Dorothy, I am a huge fan of the porch . . . front or back, screened or not. Our porch is my favorite room, when the weather permits.

These books are lovely. I am also planning a Give Away. Mine will start up around the time yours ends . . so come on over.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Connie :)

paintedlady89 said...

I love your porches and they are so wonderful that they are part of your life and have the memories they do for you!
I would love to see what your porch looks like dressed up for the holidays!

Pinkim Kimberly Wright said...

Hi Dorothy, How nice...I love your post:) I am visiting from Pink Saturday and returning your visit to my little pink blog:) I am now following you and so i hope to win...I don't really even have a porch and so that's why I went with the pictures that I

Linda Bouf said...

Following you on Google+ but could not find a way to get to your blog from there. I'm having the same problem. People are telling me they can't get to my blog from my profile. Thanks for following me. Linda

Little Susie Home Maker said...

I finally got some lights up on the porch, and I say it looks so pretty! Your house is so lovely with all he snow! We have not had any here yet, so I would have to find an old picture too! The cabin is so neat, do you still have it in the family? I like the idea of pictures of porches, because the front porch is such a welcoming place. (Or it should be) Your little Dothan looks so sweet all white! i haven't had a white kitty in decades! Mine are tabby orange and a tortuous colored calico. You are having a nice give away, Thank you for being such a sweet person.

Dixie n Dottie said...

Love your pictures, especially the one's with snow! Great giveaway too! Thanks for joining our Countdown to Christmas link party! Happy weekend! :)

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Ramona JapaneseRedneck said...

Oh how sweet! Just in time for XMAS.

Material Girl said...

Sorry because I didn't thought about the language :)
I don't know if you have translated my last post but is an award that I've given to your blog.

sherry said...

Dorothy, You've just got to help me make my blog at least half as cute and inviting as yours!! Love looking at everything!! You're just so talented and we are so blessed to have you as a co-worker!! And a friend, and a fellow crafter, gardener, reading buddy!!,,,,and the list continues!

The Custards said...

Hello again and thank you so much for your kind words - so sorry that I have been late in replying and missing your lovely giveaway - blogger is doing some very strange things and I was no longer following (I think) - but I am back on track again now!
Best wishes and keep warm