Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Our First Birthday With A Giveaway To Celebrate!

We're celebrating our first birthday here at Elizabeth & Co.!




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It's been a whirlwind year - fun, exciting and sometimes exhausting! I started the blog in conjunction with teaming up with the girls to host occasional vintage tag sales. The blog would be my way to document our little adventure and share some of our furniture painting projects. It started almost by accident. Megan was visiting and we were in the kitchen chatting about the possibility of a blog and getting ready for a cookout. Next thing I knew she was on the computer and we had a blog. I had no idea what I was getting myself into! But somewhere along the way, the blog became so much more personal for me and that's because of the connections I'm made in the last year. I've learned from and been inspired by so many talented bloggers. You have been so incredibly generous! And I am so appreciative of our fabulous followers. A huge thank you to each and every one of you who takes the time to visit and leave such sweet and supportive comments. We couldn't do this without all of you!





{Megan, Susan, Karla, Sharon & Roxane}




So of course we need a giveaway to say thank you for being here! I recently received this beautiful custom made sign by the talented Andrea from Signs by Andrea. I love it! We live in Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay is an important part of the life and ecomomy here.














Andrea has generously offered a free personalized sign to one lucky Elizabeth & Co. follower. The sign will be valued at up to $50, chosen from the standard designs. *USA shipping only.



Andrea's signs are painted on weathered wood and have a fabulous vintage feel.


Each sign is a one-of-a-kind treasure.


Wouldn't this make the perfect wedding gift?



And I promised you cupcakes, right? So in addition to the sign, the winner will also receive a copy of Betty Crocker's The Big Book of Cupcakes, two packages of cupcake baking cups and some cute little sprinkles.





And six additional winners will receive a set of the cupcake baking cups and sprinkles. That's a total of seven winners! Why seven? Because we just reached 700 followers and we're pretty excited about that! I wish we could throw a birthday party, but at least I'll know that some of you will be eating cupcakes!






*To enter the giveaway, just visit Signs by Andrea and come back and leave a comment telling me which sign is your favorite. As an added bonus, Andrea is offering $5 off any sign ordered through the giveaway period and for one additional week after the winner is announced. Use code E&Co5OFF in the comment section of the order form. All seven winners will be announced on the first day of summer, June 21st! The giveaway is open to all followers, old and new!


Thank you again for being here!



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82 comments:

Tote said...

I loved her site. I would like a 2ft personalized sign with our name and est. date.

Susan

the modern cottage said...

Congrats on your first birthday!!!

Lisalulu said...

never thought I'd go for a sign but that FAMILY TREE is to DIE for~ love it, you have made a believer of me, and Happy Birthday you guys! great job

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Congrats on the first birthday. Your signs are fabulous! I would love one...any one!!

the cape on the corner said...

happy happy 1st birthday!

{northern cottage} said...

yay! i year down and so much for to see in the exciting days ahead! congrats!

would be tickled to win...(mmm love me some cupcakes!)

fav sign I think would be monog with overlay. so cute!

www.northerncottage.blogspot.com

lisa i said...

happy birthday! I'm partial to the personalized sign in red, wouldn't that be a knock out on my front door? blakeswife(dot)lisa(at)gmail(dot)com

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

Congratulations and Happy Bday Elizabeth & Co.! :) I'm so glad to have met you, Sharon, and look forward to more of your awesome projects!

I would love one of the curly kid sign for my garden!

Red Gate Farm said...

Congratulations to you all! What a wonderful and generous giveaway. I love the 3 foot personalized sign... would have a tough time deciding between our family name or "Red Gate Farm" :)

Looking forward to all you have to tell/show us in the next year!

~Chris

Emily@LovelyBeasts said...

I would love to have our last name on the 3ft personalized sign. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Emily@LovelyBeasts said...

Oh yes, and Happy 1st Birthday!

Katrina said...

love the First Names w/Wedding Date!

ykatrina at hotmail dot com

vikki said...

I love the monograms. I would love one with our name overlayed on it.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I'd like one that says "Cottage" I've always wanted one:)
Congrats on your birthday and 700 followers!


Rondell

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

congrats on one year! yay!!! i love the monogram sign- nice and simple! i am so happy because i think i have been there almost the whole year!

Karen said...

What a great site to find! I do love her custom design house number sign.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Karen

Marianne said...

Happy 1st Birthday Elizabeth & Co.

Marianne :)

Ming said...

Happy Birthday! I loved the 1ft Monogram Initial with name.

Wunkie's Mommy said...

Congrats on your birthday! Her signs have caught my eye on various blogs! I would absolutely LOVE the First names with wedding date for my bedroom!!!!!! :)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Congrats! I love the monograms signs. I think they look great just about anywhere.

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Happy Happy Birthday!

xoxo
kathleen

classic • casual • home said...

This is an awesome give-away...I know just where I would put a custom sign and who doesn't love cupcakes???!! Happy anniversary/birthday!

Sanditerese said...

Love the 2ft. Personalized sign. It would be a perfect addition to our new house. Thanks!

Terry said...

I so love her monogram signs. Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on your first year!

The Primitive Skate said...

Congratulations and Happy Birthday to Elizabeth & Co.
What awesome signs.
Favorite one would be the 3 foot personalized sign.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Sandi

AubreyLaine said...

I like the 1 foot monogram sign with overlay.
littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

Rachel said...

I like the 2ft personalized sign! :)

Jessie said...

Her site is so adorable! And happy birthday to your blog!!!

I love the 3ft personalized with the est. date. I have been wanting to make one but I have a habit of messing things up... And hers is SO cute!

jess.alora[at]gmail[dot]com

Stevie @ MooreBabies said...

Hi! Happy Birthday! I'm a new follower. I would definitely get the first names w/ wedding date:)

Kim said...

Happy first birthday! I absolutely love the First Names with Wedding Date sign. My hubby and I are finally getting REAL bedroom furniture and turning our bedroom into a retreat after 7 years of marriage and 2 kids with a 3rd on the way. This would be such a beautiful piece to put in our room.

Michelle said...

I love the 1ft Monogram w/Overlay--it is gorgeous! And I also love cupcakes :)

Schkinner said...

I'd love the 3 ft personalized name on brown background...but then I saw the "He is Risen" custom sign and it took my breath away!

Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on your 1st B-day!

schkinner AT yahoo dOT com

AmberBecht said...

I really like the first names with the wedding date! Would make a great anniversary gift.

amberbecht@gmail.com

Jan said...
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Tracy :) said...

I like the 3ft personalized :)

Jan said...

I went to Andrea's site. I love the 1 ft monogram with overlay. Good job on the sunny yellow coffee table. It's beautiful!

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

Congrats on 1 yr!! :) Yeah!

Love the 1ft Monogram and can't decide if I like just the letter or it with the overlay more! Hmmmm!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Congrats on your 1st birthday and I'm lovin' that pretty wedding sign...would be perfect for the soon to be bride at my house and yes..I'm a long time follower:)

Blessings,
Linda

Mrs. Prince said...

her signs are amazing! i love them!! i would love a monogramed P sign with an over lay of Prince and our anniversary date!! thanks for the great giveaway (ps i LOVE cupcakes =])

Debb said...

Love all of her signs... a monogram with overlay... wonderful

dmw212 said...

Happy birthday!! I love all the signs...sigh...but could pick one if I won!! thanks for the chance to win!

Dragonfly4 said...

Congratulations on your 1st Birthday!
I love the family name/est.date.
But I also LOVE the carved heart with the initials! That is so precious!
Karen
dragonflyu (at) verizon (dot) net

Julie said...

Just found your site and I love it. I love the signs also and I think I've a great spot for a "count your blessings" sign! Thanks and Happy Birthday!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Sharon! Congrats on your blog birthday and I have so enjoyed following you this past year. I like the personalized sign in red. This would be perfct in our Morning room. Thanks for the chance!
xo,
Sherry

Jen said...

Oh I love her signs! My favorite one is the first names with the wedding date. My husband and I are in our 1st house and have been trying to cover our bare walls. This would be perfect!

jen72684(at)hotmail(dot)com

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Happy Birthday! Congrats on your first year! Her signs are awesome. Hmm, to choose, to choose...I think I'd like a turquoise one with the word Cottage on it.

Thank you for the opportunity!
*hugs*deb

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

Oh my goodness...I could not decide. I think I would love one of them with something personalized for my sunroom!! Happy blog birthday!! :)
~Crystal

Allison@FabRehab said...

I thought I entered already...but maybe when blogger was down I couldn't. I love the 2 ft sign with our name!

Kindra-At Home With K said...

Happy Birthday! What a fun and generous giveaway! I sure like Andrea's signs! Wonderful! My favorite would have to be the monogram ones. I could find the perfect spot for it as well. :)

Lily Dily said...

Hi! Congrads on your anniversary! I love all the signs. Really like the wedding sign..now just need my kids to take the plunge so I can get one made! lol Thanks Linda

Chester County Cottage Girl said...

Congratulations on your first year! I love the signs, I would love a personalized one, such as the word "Cottage".

she dreams big! said...

You are so right! The two name sign would be perfect for my daughter who is getting married. But I also love the monogram with overlay sign. Count me in please!

Happy, happy 1st birthday! I'm so glad I follow you!

silverroses2 said...

I love the 1 ft monogram with overlay!
silverroses2 at hotmail dot com

gail said...

I like one of the custom ones... "I like you, You make me smile!

that's too cute!

congrats on your birthday!

gail

Terry said...

I so love the single monogram with the name in the center. Count me in on this lovely giveaway. I am a follower.

Life, Crafts and Whatever said...

My favorite is the first names with wedding date!

Congrats!

jenfur427 at hotmail.com

Stacey said...

I love the one foot monograms with overlay. Would love one with our last name. Thanks for the giveaway!

Heidi @ Mom's Crafty Space said...

Congratulations on your first birthday! I love the 2 foot personalized name sign :)

heidikundin[at]yahoo[dot]com

Grammy Goodwill said...

Happy Birthday to your blog! I like them all, but I think I would choose the monogram with the overlay. Thanks for the chance to win.

Leah said...

My mom has been asking for a custom sign for her backyard, so that would be awesome to win!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

i follow via gfc and I really like the 2 ft personalized. how cute.

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

My daughter just bought her first house...I'd love to give her the monogram with overlay. She would love it. Congrats on one year. Quite an accomplishment and your group of friends are awesome. You are a lucky girl...thanks!

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

Happy 1 year birthday!! I love the 2ft personalized signs. But they are all awesome!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Happy Happy Birthday! I love the Monogram with the overlay -- but I love all of them too!

Ming said...

1 foot monogram with name is perfect!

Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder said...

Happy birthday! I'm thinking the first name with wedding date would be such a great anniversary gift!

Curtains In My Tree said...

one year old and going strong

please enter me for your wonderful drawing

Janice

Curtains In My Tree said...

one year old and going strong

please enter me for your wonderful drawing

Janice

Angela @ A Mama's Two Cents Worth... said...

I just love the wedding sign
Angela
nscrofan at rogers dot com

April Schadt said...

I love the wedding sign! My husband are about to celebrate our 9 year anniversary!

Cami said...

Happy Birthday! I love the Monogram with overlay!

Mia J. said...

I like the Kid-Themed Personalized.

mia at jacobsracing dot com

Renee G said...

I like the 3 Ft personalized sign. I think this would look great on our driveway. I am following as Renee G on gFC

rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

trish wagman said...

Happy First Birthday to all the ladies at Elizabeth and Company! How wonderful and exciting for all of you.
Signs by Andrea is a great site and i love the signs.
I love the count your blessings sign but also the 3 foot personalized sign with the overlay for your family name and est. and year was awesome,too.
I always love cupcakes, too.
Congratulations to all.
Loved the green cottage dresser with the chalk paint.
Take care.
Trish

trish wagman said...

Happy First Birthday to all the ladies at Elizabeth and Company.
How wonderful and exciting for all of you.
Signs by Andrea is a great site and I love the signs.
i have a tie for my favorite ...count your blessings and ...the 3 ft. personalized with the paper overlay with your family name and est. year. It would look great on the barn/garage.
Congratulations on your first year. thanks for the giveaway.
The green cottage dresser is great.Love the chalk paint.
Take care.
Trish

Ming said...

Still loving the initial with last name plaques! Happy 1st Bday. BTW, loved Susan's chalk painted table with blue and white, so adorable. Good job Susan!

Giveaway Rae said...

Congratulations on your 1st birthday and having over 700 followers! :o) My favorite sign from Andrea is the 3ft personalized name with beveled edges and paper overlay names. Thanks for the chance to win!

giveaway.raes(at)gmail(dot)com

Nancyella said...

I adore the first names/date sign. For me it's all about the typographical treatment - LOVE the giant ampersand! Congratulations on your first year and on living your dream!

Dee in BC said...

Happy B'day- I'd love apersonalized sign for our new home -Dee

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Love the red 3 ft sign. I have just the place to put it. Congratulations on your blog birthday! Thanks for this opportunity.

The Joyful Thrifter said...

Love the personalized one!

smiles,
the Joyful Thrifter

cyndismith1 said...

Happy Birthday! If I were to win I'd have to go with the monogram with overlay. How cool!