Sunday, August 17, 2008

Shabbyfufu 100th Blog Post Giveaway, & Shoppe Talk

This has been a busy week around the Fufu household, so I am doing this post a bit later than expected. Our older daughter was here visiting before she finally starts her job search in her new city. She really wanted to spend some time with her sissie...who left yesterday for her last year of college at the University of Florida~which also happens to be my alma mater and Mr. Fuf's as well (Gator family:-). So now it's quiet once again...bittersweet freedom.

When I started active blogging about a year ago I had no idea that I would ever get to my 100th post. I really never much thought about it, but I want to say that I thank you dear friends from the bottom of my heart for reading what I have to say! It's fine just to read and not comment if you prefer. Many of the Shabbyfufu website customers have told me that they follow along with my adventures and ramblings from the roost and are not necessarily bloggers. The blogs I enjoy reading the most are about family, travels, photos, life thoughts....and not just about WORK~which is what I strive to share in my little blog, so THANKS once again for allowing me this platform of self expression!

Now to the good part.......the GIVEAWAY, which I know that the lucky winner will just LOVE! I am offering this Antique Style Crown or Corona to one person who leaves a comment on this blog~and the winner will be chosen at random in about a week. Yes...this is the same Crown that you can find in Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic stores ladies...which retails there for $100.



Please leave only one comment, and be sure to check back to see if you have won~as for some reason I can't always click on the link to your blogs.....especially if you comment with Typepad. If you don't win......I am offering a small number of these for sale on the website at Shabbyfufu this week, and LOADS of other fabulous items~some eye candy photos below~and the new items will come early this week:-)



One more thing.....wish us luck here in South Florida, as Tropical Storm Fay is quickly approaching and may turn into a hurricane before it gets here sometime tomorrow. The price of living in paradise!

Back to renovating the website......so will talk to you soon!
~XOXOXO~
Janet

71 comments:

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!!!! I love your blog and your shop so much :)

That tiara is to die for!! I would absolutely love to win! How sweet of you to be so generous!!

Big Hugs,
Amy

Lisa said...

Janet ~

Happy 100th blog post, I have to say, there is not a day that goes by that I don't stop by. I love reading about your adventures and your lovely family. Your new dress forms are amazing. Hope your enjoying your weekend.

Lisa
www.palepinkandroses.com
www.palepinkandroses.typepad.com

Tara said...

Janet! I saw on the news of a hurricane warning. Hope everything is ok in fufu's area. Keep us posted.

Congrats on your 100th post!~xo

Becky said...

Congrats on your 100th post. Will keep you in my prayers.

Alison Gibbs said...

Janet congratulations on your 100th post. I love that your blog is as you say not just about work.
Count me in for your fabulous giveaway.
Good Luck with the Tropical Storm
Alison

Dolly said...

Party Time!
Congratulations on your 100th post!
Yaahooooooo....
How exciteing!

I would love a chance to win that beautiful crown!

Be safe,
Hugz,
Dolly

Anita said...

Janet,
As always, I love your blog and shoppe, I have come to drool over your items! Congrats on hitting the huge mark, AND count me in on your giveaway. The dress forms are to die for!!!!!
Anita~

elizabethholcombe said...

Congrats on post 100!!!!!! I am so glad you are in blogland!~~And what a very generous give-away! I so look forward to reading your posts!~~~XXOO, Beth

quitecontrary1977 said...

Now I know how beauty queens feel.. I want that crown! oh, and happy 100th!

TattingChic said...

Woo Hoo! It's your 100th post! Congratulations! What a beautiful crown that is! It's fabulous! The goodies you have for sale are beautiful, too!

vintagebella ~ andrea said...

Please enter me in~ I love that crown ..I hope the hurricane goes a different way! Looking foward to your new items being added in the shoppe!

micaela6955 said...

Congrats on your 100th post! Hoping that Tropical Storm/Hurricane Fay doesn't affect your area too bad-we don't get many bad hurricanes here in the Northeast, but I've been thru a few bad ones and they are NOT fun. The corona/crown is gorgeous-thanks to you for having such a great giveaway!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Oh Janet,
I was thinking about you and the approaching storm. Batten down the hatches and stay safe!
My In-laws are in Lake Placid and they are preparing for some strong winds.

Congratulations on your 100th post! That crown is really BEAUTIFUL! And your dress forms are always "to die for" gorgeous.

Take care.
Kimberly :)

Rosanne said...

Oh, its gorgeous! How generous of you.

Barb said...

Congratulations on your 100th post.
Whoo hoo!!!!

I am praying that Fay decides to take a turn away from Florida. Take good care.

hugs,
Barb

Carol VR said...

Please count me in.

daldak01@yahoo(dot)ca

NeereAnDear said...

I saw on the news about the storm and came flying over here to check on you and found the lovely giveaway post...

I hope you are doing ok down there... been there done that with those storms... scary ... but then many who have lived through years and years of them dont seem to bat an eyelash anymore when one hits...

Do count me in on the fab giveaway... CONGRATULATIONS on reaching the 100 mark...

Hard to believe you have written that many posts isnt it?

nice the friendships that are forged through the internet

LOTS OF HUGS... AND PLEASE STAY SAFE

Gail McCormack said...

CONGRATULATIONS Janet on your 100th post!!! The crown is certainly a treasure.
Your dress forms are delightful, I wish I had such beautiful creations to wear and a flat tummy as your dress forms do, bet they don't last long on your website
Hope you've survived the hurricane OK, have been thinking of you all

Siobhan said...

A big CONGRATULATIONS on your 100th post Janet! Now, please add me to your giveaway...that crow is amazing!!!

I hope the hurricane stays out of your area...I will be thinking of you :)

Siobhan xo

Enchanted Treasures said...

Well, congratulations Janet on your 100th post! No small feat with all your fabulous creations and active family life that you enjoy! Bravo!
xo Roberta

Debbie said...

Janet -

My favorite blog(s) that you've done out of the 100 that you've posted was the series about your most recent Mediterranean trip abroad. LOVED the pictures and your descriptions of what you saw and did. Almost felt like I was right there with you rather than here in parched South Texas!

CONGRATS on your blog achievement! Thanks for always making it so interesting & fun to read!

XOXOXOXO

Debbie

Nancy said...

Reading your blog is as much fun as looking at all of your beautiful items...Congrats and best wishes!

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Now that is a big deal ..... 100th post.....Congratulations!!!!
Sign me up for that Fabulous Crown .... Just beautiful..
Hugs,
Mo :-)

allaboutpretty said...

Happy 100!!! Here's to many more:) The tiara is gorgeous,thanks for such a lovely giveaway, I'd be thrilled to win. I'll say a prayer to keep you safe through the storm. Blessings, Laura

Marietta said...

I visit often.... Just love your blogging and sweet ideas and gift shoppe.... The tiara would have a special place in my home if I would be fortunate enough to win it but I am sure everyone who has left a comment feels the same... so good luck gals... but the real prize is having this lovely blog and shop to go to... ps. dress forms are yummie

Tracie~MPMaison said...

Happy 100th Post Janet~
I love stopping by to see what you're up to (like everyone else).
Just stopped by the shop & picked up a few pretties, you make me so happy with your lovely finds.
You're in my thoughts with Tropical Storm Fay coming your way sweets.
xo~Tracie

Joy Zaczyk said...

Congrats on your 100th Janet! So glad to have met you through cyber space and always love coming to read what you are up to.

I pray the hurricane passes you by. :)

Joy
xo

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! Oh, what a gorgeous crown!
Thank you for hosting such a generous giveaway!
:)

DEBBIE G. said...

Janet...Congrats on your 100th post!! I know yours was one of the first I ever started reading...& I have always loved it...your trips..ohhh i loved the pics!!..your family...just darling!! & of course your shop...which I LOVE too:)
Your such a sweetheart & so talented!
Our prayers are for ya that the hurricane stays away!!!!
We have tornado's here in OK
Stay safe & congrats again girly!
Hugs..
Deb:)

divaqueen said...

As a fellow florida shabby chick/
I feel the need to lay it on thick/
We moved from miami after andrew/
Now in havana-antiques here too!/
Only femme in a house full of boys/
..and testerone, dirt and noise/
but walls are white decor's serene/
its turning into shab chic supreme/
So your giveaway's serendipity/
as i am a queen in boy country!
if that crown i could hold
i would give up the remote control~

Cottage Rose said...

Wow what a give a way, how sweet of you. and yes I want in on the drawing. Love the crown. And all the eye candy is just beautiful too. have a great week.

Hugs;
Alaura

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Oh, we be be praying for all of you!!
Be safe!!


M ^..^

Vicki Pink Pearl Girl said...

Janet,
Beautiful giveaway! Please stay safe from Fay & batten down the fufu hatches! Our thoughts & prayers are with you & family sweet Janet.

jenny fowler said...

oh my goodness, i hope you guys are alright and nothing happened with the weather at this point! congratulations on 100 posts though! the photos are amazing and who wouldn't want to win your crown like you said?! congrats

Anonymous said...

Oh, yeah, I would really like to be wearing that adorable birthday tiara, eating cake, sipping coffee with all the fufu gals! Congrats!
chender@pldi.net

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Happy 100 posts! Heres to many,many,more fufu posts.
I ventured over to your Boutique to see the Teacup/pot chandeliers...WOW, they're exquisite! That crown (giveaway) will make any lucky girl feel like Royalty!
I hope you and your loved ones are somewhere safe and dry.
Have a *Sweet* Day
Sara

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Janet, you are having such a great giveaway for your 100th post, please enter my name and I will post about it on my blog.
My prayers go to all of you in Florida, I live on the coast of Texas, we are still trying to get back to normal from Hurricane Rita.
You are a true artist,
Hugs,
Bonnie

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Sweet Janet,
C.O.N.G.R.A.T.U.L.A.T.I.O.N.S.!
100th posts, WOW, what an achievement!
I truly enjoyed reading every single one!!
You should be celebrating with a glass of bubbly, (champagne)!
Please enter me in the competition...
And PROMISE to keep safe!
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you, who live in beautiful sunny Florida!
Kisses Kisses
Debbie Moss
xxx

(FROM ENGLAND)

GeorgiaPeachez said...

Hi Janet, I always enjoy your blog and your giveaway's. Just wanted to leave a comment but don't count me in the giveaway, I've already had my lucky day! Spread the love around! I hope the storm doesn't do any bad damage around your place. Storms just come with the territory like you said, price to pay for living in such a beautiful place. xo, suzy

Tammy said...

Wishing your family safety while Fay is in the midst of things. I am so delighted I found your blog. It is full of lovely images just like some of my favorite magazines. Your shop is full of gorgeous items. I would so love to create a shadowbox featuring that crown. It is so pretty! Have a lovely week.
Tammy

Jackie said...

Hello Janet!
First off, thanks for stopping by my site...Hope y'all are safe and sound in Florida. My boss closed our office here in Tampa today, I've had the whole day off!!! Only slight sprinkles. thank goodness.
Love your post, have been anxiously awaiting for it!! The crown is to die for!!!
A northern neighbor Floridian!
Be Safe
Jackie

Heather C. said...

Yay, congrats on 100!

I love the tiara, and i hope you are safe!

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Janet, how adorable and sweet are you to do such a great giveaway! Congrats on your 100th post too. I love your blog so much.
If i win the tiara i will most definately be wearing it every time i vacuum the house! LOL. Oh and anyway TIARAS MAKE YOU TALLER...and i need some help there thats for sure! HA HA..

Hugs,
Shannon ;)

Sherry said...

You always have such beautiful things here on your blog and in your shop and Julie Light always talks so fondly of you!!

Congratulations on your 100th post..time passes so quickly and it seems hard sometimes to realize that what seemed like "yesterday" could really be a year ago.

Tutti Chic said...

Hi J. FUFU!! Bittersweet indeed with your girls-enjoy the quiet my firend. how I wish I had some here!LOL! Congrats on your 100th post my friend-lots more fabulous posts are on the way I'm sure! enjoyed these gorgeous pics-xoxotutts

Anonymous said...

Happy 100th post. Congratulations on such an outstanding achievement. Hope there will be many many more.

You brighten each and every day with your magnificent creations and your beautiful family. You are truly blessed with an amazing talent and are just so sweet and gracious to share it with everyone.

I absolutely love the tiara and would love to win it too!

Please be safe from the storm. I will keep you in my prayers.

Bless you.

Linda

Daisy Cottage said...

Happy 100th Post Janet!!!
Here's to many many more!

xo,
Kim

helamonstr said...

How exciting- the 100th post, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Lots of Good Luck wishes for your daughters.

helamonstr@comcast.net

Judy said...

Congratulations!!! I love your blog and have been bad at visiting this week....shame on me. I love the tiara. It is beautiful!! I can hardly wait until my 100th. I have a long way to go, but I'm sure it go fast.

Laura J said...

So Many Beautiful Things!!!Not enough Space!!!

Fiesta said...

Love your blog and your shop. You have a eye for making everything look so appealing.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I would love to be entered in your give-away. Stay safe from Fay.

Karen C said...

What a shabbily delicious blogsite you have, your shop must be devine. Congratulations on your special blogaversary 100 - YEAH!!!!!

Denise said...

Janet........congrats on your 100th post! That tiara is so wonderful.....thanks for having this wonderful giveaway.

Denise

angie at pink boutique antiques said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!! I visit your site and blog often and enjoy reading about your adventures as well as browsing your treasures...you are very talented! Look forward to reading more about your adventures. Take care...

Angie

Anonymous said...

Janet,
Congrats on your 100th post. Your website and blog page are both incredible and enjoyed very much. I love the crown and would love to call it my own! You are very generous.

Hope you will be safe from the storm! I was in Melbourne last week to pick up my grandson and can't believe that it is now flooded.
Take care,
Marilyn
cinderelics@aol.com

robin_titan said...

oh my goodness a hurricane!! i hope you guys and up okay and safe yikes hurricanes are so darn scary !!! : (

well, on a happier note congratulations on your 100th post!! : ) that tiara is sooo beautiful!!

lc_intocable at yahoo.com

mishebe said...

I collect crowns, i love it and want it.lol. Maybe I will win... mishelle

Trish said...

Congrats on your 100th post! What a gorgeous crown and such a generous giveaway! I hope you are holding up well down there in Florida! Be well and safe...

Queen Bean said...

Wow, 100 posts! I would love a chance to win a crown. Deana

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing with us! I love your blog and look forward to more! The crown is just beautiful and I would love to be the lucky winner!

Take care
Lou Ann
louannmoo@yahoo.com

alicia said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! Love, love, love your blog, Thanks so much for all the inspiration and beautiful pictures, Here's to 100 more!
Alicia

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Yes, Congrat's on your 100th posts. I've been blogging since June and time goes by so quickly :)
Please enter me for your Crown giveaway..could one wear it ??
Thank you so much :)
Warmly, Deb

Andrea Singarella said...

Congratulations on 100 posts Janet!!! What a gorgeous prize for the lucky winner!

Tracy said...

Congrats on the 100th post, I just love your blog!
The crown is beautiful, please enter me in your drawing.

Tracy

Carol said...

OH my goodness, what a treasure.

Smiles,

Carol

Phyl said...

This beautiful tiara is a wonderful gift!Please add my name to your giveaway drawing, and thanks for such a pretty blog!(I just found you)!

Tammy Akervold said...

Oh, I do hope I'm not too late! I love your beautiful blog and the **sigh** gorgeous crown!

Bre said...

Felicitations - Congratulations on your 100th post. I'll be thrilled when I get to that as I'm just a "babyblogger" - Your blog is definite eye candy and inspirational for someone like myself who is just starting out blogging....and the crown is to die for !
Keep up the great posts !
Bre
http://chantillygrace.blogspot.com/

Donna said...

Congrats! Thanks for adding me to the list!

PINK ROSES AND RIBBONS COTTAGE said...

HELLO JANET,
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR 100TH POST. I HAVE NEVER COMMENTED ON A BLOG BEFORE, NOR DO I HAVE ONE. SO YOU ARE THE FIRST. BUT I COULD'NT RESIST AT LEAST TRYING. I ALWAYS LOVED THE SHABBY FUFU SITE, IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY FAVORITE, BUT FOR SOME REASON NEVER READ ABOUT YOU UNTILL TONIGHT. I COULD NOT BELEIVE YOU LIVE IN MIAMI. I LIVE IN NORTH MIAMI BEACH. I SURE WISH YOU HAD A LOCAL STORE HERE THAT I COULD SHOP IN. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, SHABBY FUFU AND YOUR BLOG. I WISH I HAD KNOWN RACHEAL WAS IN TOWN, I BET IT WAS GREAT.

MARY
FROM PINK ROSES AND RIBBONS COTTAGE