Friday, March 12, 2010

300 Follower GiveAway


I have mentioned in the past that I grew up in an artists' home and with that comes some instilled thinking or at least strong influences on art in general. Opinions that were not questioned, it was just fact on certain matters. Not that I agree with all that I was taught, as we get older we form our own opinions and art is a personal preference. My father also went through different phases in his art as we all do. He painted mostly still life but had a period of abstract art which fit in our contemporary home. But one rule was not altered and that was original artwork was hung on the walls, no prints. I have kept to that rule most of my life for some reason, although I have found some old lithos that I have hanging. With that in mind, I fell in love with Victorian oils. I have a small collection some are good, some are charming and simple, some are not so good but I love the fact that probably a housewife painted some of these as an expression of herself. I have quite a few simple Victorian rose oils, it was fashionable in that day for women to take painting lessons. That is why you see many paintings of the same subject. I have posted some of them for you today, a mixture, some done by accomplished artists and some by women like you and me... I love them all.




This French painting is quite large and is one of my favorites.




This is a pair of very old Italian paintings that I received from my husband one birthday.


Love the frame on this one and the color








































I am leaving you with my favorite all time painting that my dad painted when I was a child.



The Head of our Household



The tour has now ended please leave your headphones at the door :)

I am posting my 300 Follower GiveAway also today...


  300 of you at some time liked something I posted...  and I want to thank you for your support and taking the time to come visit me once in a while. Thank you for following my small part of the world here. This is such a treat for me, and I enjoy you from the bottom of my heart...
So I am giving away a spring "pretty little things" box full of vintage goodies to make many wonderful creations.

It has vintage buttons, millinery, wallpaperr, music, journal pages,  graphics, charms... .


and everything to make this bird collage, which is included in the giveaway.



 To enter just leave a comment and grab the button for another chance to win. GiveAway ends March 22nd as I leave for Round Top on the 26th.
Blessings to you,
Rebecca

106 comments:

  1. I love the painting of "the head of household" He is here too... :) What a wonderful to have and be able to pass down!

    That box of goodies looks so fun! Here's hoping I win.

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  2. Beautiful paintings Rebecca and what treasures you are giving away too!

    Have a beautiful weekend!
    Tami

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  3. First of all, what wonderful talent your dad has/had? sorry not sure if you are speaking of him in the past tense (My dad has been gone now 5 years (3/10))

    I loved that tour of awesome paintings AND some gorgeous frames.

    I love your giveaway and have NOTHING "that" vintage...how very cool, I would be honored to be the winner, and I am going to link this to my blog.
    Happy weekend :)
    Be well,
    Susan

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  4. Hi again Rebecca, here is the link to your giveaway listed on my blog :)

    And I LOVE that portrait of Jesus, our savior...It is a Masterpiece I keep looking at it!

    Susan

    http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com/2010/03/some-giveaways-to-share.html

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  5. Thank you for the lovely tour of your beautiful paintings! Incredible! Your father's work is stunning ~ what a treasure for your and your family!

    Thank you for your generous box of vintage goodies! Here's hoping!

    Have an awesome weekend!

    Warmly,
    Lori

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  6. Beautiful paintings, your dad was a true artist. My uncle in Canada could paint like that,one of his many master pieces was `The Last Supper`.He was also an artist, he went to art school here in the Netherlands before they emigrated to Canada in the early 50´s. He also was a stained/glass artist, he made many stained glass windows in churches and a few are still in churches in Toronto. I am very proud to have known him (he passed away a few months before my mom did)
    WOW What a beautiful give/away, please enter me too.

    Hugs from Marian in the Netherlands

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  7. Oh Rebecca you have a fabulous collection!!! It's no wonder your dad's painting is your favorite. His painting is just beautiful! nad speaking of beauty... that box full of goodies sure is one! Please enter me in your giveaway. I will also grab your button and put it on my blog!

    Karen
    My Desert Cottage

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  8. One more thing sweetie?? When does the giveaway end??

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  9. Hi Rebecca
    Your collection of art/paintings is amazing! I can see why your Dad's art work is your favourite.
    What an amazing parcel of goodies you've put together ♥
    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

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  10. What beautiful paintings and the Head of the Household is just wonderful!!

    Oh, my, what a treasure trove of a giveaway!

    I will put your giveaway on my sidebar!

    Hugs,
    Marsha

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  11. loved all the paintings and so hope i win the box of treasures!!
    hugs,
    kelly

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  12. Oh what beautiful paintings and your Father's work is so beautiful. What a wonderful childhood you must of had being inspired by such a wonderful artist and Father.

    Your giveaway is awesome and I'll post it on my blog.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  13. Loving that post, it leaves me thinking about all those victorian women who painted. The Head of Household painted by your dad is incredible, and I love the thought of that, head of household, because I have thought of Him in many ways, but never that one. I have to admit I am sooo envious of your trip to Round Top...loving going, but haven't been in couple of years. Have fun!
    :)Heidi

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  14. Love the pictures you showed us! How I wish I were that talented- have always wanted to learn to paint among all the many other things!

    How fun to have giveaway and giving one of us such a fun little box of goodies!

    blessings
    mary

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  15. Back to let you know I have you sweet button on my side bar for you giveaway!

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  16. I'm number 304! Congrats on surpassing 300! Loving your blog and count me in for your giveaway!

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  17. Hi Rebecca,

    I loved having a look at your beautiful paintings and your home must be delightful.
    Thank you for sharing and congratulations on your 300 + followers.
    Also love the new look to your blog, very pretty.

    Happy weekend
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  18. What a beautiful collection! The one done by your father is so beautiful and special in so many wonderful ways.

    Please enter me in your very generous giveaway. I would be so thrilled if I was lucky enough to win. I'm also adding your button to the side bar on my blog.
    Thank you,
    Patricia :o)

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  19. Hi Rebecca,
    I loved all your gorgeous paintings. They are beautiful and the frames are beautiful as well. Of course my favorite one is the one of Jesus that your father painted. It is truly amazing. What a blessing that would be to have in your home for all your children to see and grow up with.
    What a great giveaway you are offering. I would love to have my name in the hat.
    hugs

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  20. There is only one word for all those glorious floral paintings....achingly beautiful. Yowza, they are GORGEOUS!!!

    Big congrats on #300, and I can't wait to meet you in Warrenton! You'll be at the blog party, right?

    Hugs,
    Anne

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  21. Rebecca, What a blessing this morning as I watch the spring light of day light savings time overtake the morning. I had the pleasure of meeting you last Friday, as, on a whim, I stopped by your lovely shop. What food for my soul that was! I look forward to more thoughts from your heart as I plan on becoming a regular visitor here. Thank you for sharing your heart.

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  22. Art is always so emotional for me. So personal. Thank you for sharing yours with us.

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  23. Hi Rebecca,

    Absolutely gorgeous paintings! Oh how I would love to win the pretty things giveaway!

    Have a great week,
    Judy

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  24. I just wanted to stop by and say you have to be one of the most talanted & kindest souls out in blog land! Your picture always inspire me & YOU!!! Hope to meet you soon one day. xo Laura

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  25. Rebecca,
    What a beautiful & amazing collection you have! I didn't know you came from a family of artists, but it makes perfect sense. You are a gifted artsit yourself. I love the items you selected for your giveaway, I'd love to win them too..so throw my hat in the ring. Congrats to the 300+, your publication & everything else wonderful in your life. Have a blast in RT. I know you will, with the company you'll have. Lisa
    PS I'm close to a decision on BN!

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  26. What a beautiful blog you have, and congratulations on your milestone of followers! Your artwork is very inspiring, and I do agree with the "Head of the Household"! =) I will be a frequent visitor here! =)

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  27. You have a beautiful collection. the pair of italian paintings are stunning..

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  28. Oh My Goodness!!! Your collection of paintings are stunning! My Mother also did oil paintings, it was amazing to watch her. Your Dad was so very talented, the painting of Jesus is one, if not THE most beautiful I have ever seen! I just love your beautiful blog, Thank You for all you share! Would love to be entered in your sweet giveaway!
    (((hugs)))
    Milli Wagoner (sashagirl on flickr)

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  29. You have some BEAUTIFUL paintings...thanks so much for sharing them with us. Please count me in on your giveaway and I hope you have a FUN time at Round Top:)

    Blesings,
    Linda

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  30. Oh Rebecca.....what treasures you have in your art. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

    Please include me in your wonderful give away.

    Blessings,

    Jo

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  31. Rebecca, Loved the tour!! Some of your frames are just amazing!!! I grew up in a house where NO prints were hung. Only originals! But I never really realized that growing up. I just assumed all people had original art in their homes-silly me!!
    Lynn

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  32. Beautiful sweetie! And we now see where you got your wonderful talent and love of the arts...treasure that! :) Throw my name into that hat and I will post it on my blog. I will see you soon!! xo...deb

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  33. Fantastic art collection you have - it's very special. I saw several frames that were spectacular! Amazing painting of Jesus painted by your dad - it's very compelling.

    I've been following you quite awhile and nowI'd like to enter and win your pretty things...

    Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

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  34. thank you for the tour of your collection. how wonderful to have something so precious that your Dad made. thank you for a chance to win your giveaway. congratulations!

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  35. I wish I had found your blog ages ago, lol, now I have lots of reading of older posts to do! I can't bear blank walls, so our walls are covered with paintings, some original, some limited edition prints, some beautiful old engravings. And even though we have had them for many years, I still love looking at them and admiring their details.
    I would love to be entered in your giveaway, I am afraid I just cannot resist anything vintage. Comes from living in an old Victorian house, I guess. I'll put your button on my sidebar.

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  36. i added your giveaway to my blog sidebar.

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  37. I enjoyed your tour of paintngs, they're beautiful.
    Theresa N
    weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  38. That was a great tour! Thank you so much for sharing. they are beautiful. Thanks so much for letting us share some of the beautiful vintage goodies you're giving away! I would love to be entered :)

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  39. Rebecca, what a lovely collection of painting, and the one by your father of Jesus is absolutly amazing! Love it! (and HIM)!
    The violets picture is so different...usually you see roses and roses, but the violets were gorgeous too. I'd love to be a part of your your giveaway (well actually, I'd just love to WIN it!), so please add my name. I'm a new follower now too! Looking forward to seeing more of your blog,
    Doni

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  40. I just wanted to let you know I put your giveaway on my sidebar!! Have a great week sweetie!
    Karen

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  41. Wow, what an amazing selection of wonderful vintage treasures. I love Vintage Living. I have so much fun going to flea markets and Estate Sales looking for goodies. Thanks for the terrific giveaway. I could sit and gaze at your photos all day long.
    Jody
    visonquest2020 AT msn DOT com

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  42. I've got your button in my sidebar. Congrats on all of the followers. That is so wonderful.
    Jody
    visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

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  44. Hi Rebecca,
    Your paintings are absolutely gorgeous! I'm sure your father's painting is very inspirational to you. You are so talented!
    Have fun shopping and bring back lots of treasures!

    Kathy

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  45. Loved this post. Just beautiful. I didn't know that about the paintings. Interesting stuff. Enjoy Roundtop! Sounds like a blast. Love the giveaway stuff, too - wink, wink.

    Hugs, Kathy

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  46. Great oils!!!
    I've collected a few favorites as well---all old landscape----
    You will LOVE Texas I'm sure!
    annie

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  47. Congratulations!!!

    What a wonderful giveaway.

    PLEASE enter my name.

    Oh, and thanks for coming by my place for a visit.

    blessings

    barbara jean

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  48. Rebecca amor, All your paintings are gorgeous...like you and everyone here...I too love the one your papa painted the most :) Congrats on your 300 follower giveaway...woohoo I got it right this time right? :) Please enter me in your lovely and generous giveaway! I had already visited but didn't comment on this post...so it will explain why I was able to post about it and add your button to my sidebar before I commented on your blog :) Besos, Rose

    ps....your right...I was worn out from all those posts (4 lol) that I did in just a couple of days and took a much needed vacation :)

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  49. Hi Rebecca! I really enjoyed visiting your store today and it was lovely to chat with you. I'm looking forward to seeing WWC magazine. By the way, the painting your dad made is incredible. Such luminosity in the eyes.

    I consider myself lucky to be entered in the giveaway, what a wonderful treasure, what wonderful art can be made!

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  50. Congratulations Rebecca! I wish you 300 more. I just love all your paintings. On Christmas one year my husband had commissioned an artist for a painting he and I had designed together. We had so much fun sharing ideas and talking about what we liked and wanted. It was such a wonderful surprise that Christmas morning. I will treasure always.

    I am definitely becoming a follower!
    Rebecca

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  51. I've just found your blog and I think it's lovely! Congrats on the 300 followers!

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  52. I would love to enter for such wonderful goodies! I will also post your giveaway on my blog sidebar. Thank you so much!!!
    Blessings~

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  53. Hi Rebecca - Not sure if my comment was successful so, sorry if I'm repeating myself. Haven't been able to visit lately so glad that I did today. Please enter me in your giveaway. I need to do one of these soon too.
    I like the way you displayed the frames within a frame/mirror. Such a large collection, wonderful!

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  54. Rebecca I just love coming to your site! What a great giveaway! PLease include me..Crossing my fingers!

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  55. Buongiorno Rebecca, 300! Congratulations, and I see 300 more following your blog soon. You are an inspiration, love all the paintings. Ciao Rita mammabellarte
    p.s my favorite pic is seen that you kept the plate and read about the story.

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  56. how perfctly divine, please count me in on your very generous giveaway! congratulations on 300 followers!

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  57. I love the unframed florals, but the painting your daddy did took my breath away....the eyes!
    I'm so anxious to meet you face to face. You are a blessing...did you know that?
    Debbie

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  58. Such a lovely collection of paintings! And congrats on 300+ followers.
    I would love to win your vintage box of goodies.

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  59. Oh, yes enter me to win. I could do many things with the vintage things!! Love your paintings!

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  60. Enjoyed your eastern sun rise and all your lovely white dishes. Loved the story of the broken piece and how years later it has become a treasure. Life is like that. Our struggles and broken pieces tend to become the moments we look back on as time that brought us to the feet of Jesus and thus precious moments in the making.
    I also want to put my name in the running for your giveaway.
    Thanks so much.

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  61. Just posted your giveaway on my sidebar and also joined your following.
    The reason I hadn't joined was because I have your blog featured on my sidebar special blogs I like to check out regularly.
    Keeping my fingers crossed and sending Blessings ;-)

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  62. Your paintings are so beautiful! And the one you father did is a real treasure to hand down in the family. I love visiting your site. Can you win if you're not a blogger? I hope so.

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  63. I'm back! Just posted a link on my blog to your give-away: http://scrapinjust4fun.blogspot.com/2010/03/sweet-visitor-ton-of-give-aways.html

    Thanks again!
    Lori

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  64. Very nice. Thank you for the chance. Carol

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  65. I had wondered about that amazing painting of Jesus, just so beautiful. Your Father is such a talented artist! All the rose paintings just take my breath away. Thank you for sharing them. I'm entering your wonderful giveaway, you know I'm a follower and I will put your button on my side bar! Have a wonderful rest of the week!
    Debra

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  66. You have a beautiful blog - God bless you!!

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  67. Such gorgeous works of art Rebecca!!!! And your father's painting is breathtaking...you are always so very generous and would just love to win any little thing from you! I'll be sure to blog about your sweet giveaway and I'm now a follower (I have been but now it's official!) hugs and love, Dawn

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  68. What a wonderful blog! A really exciting giveaway too! Keeping fingers and toes crossed! Come to my blog for a giveaway!

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  69. Rebecca your blog and the paintings are beautiful. HE is Head of our Household as well. I love that title. I am off to become a follower and hope that you come by for a visit sometime. I would love to have you!

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  70. Dear Rebecca..
    Congratulations on reaching 300 followers! I've been one of your followers for quite a while, and would love to be entered into your giveaway.

    I'll come back and let you know when I've added your giveaway button to my giveaway page.

    I'm also having a giveaway to celebrate my First blog birthday. I'd love to have your visit and enter my drawings!

    xoxo
    Donna

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  71. Hi again...
    I just posted your button on my giveaway page link at the top of my blog.
    Thanks again for offering such beautiful things.
    xoxo
    Donna

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  72. I so enjoyed your tour of paintings. Its like a musuem in your own home, How Lovely to see these each day.
    Congrats on over 300 followers. I'd love to be entered, do stop by and enter my giveaway if you'd like
    http://trashtotreasureart.blogspot.ccm

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  73. Your art is breathtaking, I love it all! Thank you for this lovely giveaway! Best wishes, C :).

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  74. Oh my goodness Rebecca,
    How wonderful to have a love of original artwork instilled from childhood, you have a beautiful collection!! Your giveaway is so generous and filled with tons of vintage goodness!! Have a wonderful day!! xOxO Nerina

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  75. you Jesus picture is just gorgeous!!!!
    Oh, I would love to win a box of treasures, thanks for the chance!

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  76. I love those ornate frames. Did the paintings come with them or did you find the frames separately? Just beautiful!

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  77. PS. I put your Giveaway on my blog. Love all the goodies you've got packaged up.

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  78. wow !lovely paintings.hes our head of household too!would luv to be entered i just started to follow and will post this.god bless mfincham@neo.rr.com

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  79. Stunning treasures your giving away. I found your blog through Vintage Linen Treasures. Do please count me in on this.

    I invite you to visit my blog and enter a giveaway I am having as well. Today at midnight is the last day to enter.

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  80. I love the goodies you are planning to give away. This is my first visit to your blog and I plan to add you to my bloglist. This is all pretty new to me but fun. The paintings are beautiful, thanks for sharing.

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  81. Lovely paintings! Enjoy your trip!

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  82. Such lovely paintings. I just love the flowers and find I decorate alot in that floral theme. My dad painted as well, and you know that I have it showcased throughout my home, in special places of honor. I love your giveaway items and would love to be entered. I am glad I didn't miss it. By the way, I too am doing a giveaway (100 followers) if you would like to stop by and say hello. Enjoy your trip. Nice to have met you.

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  83. Rebecca......your blog looks wonderful...come over and help me with mine!!! The paintings are beautiful along with everything else you have posted....have a great week-end....

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  84. What a sweet giveaway! I would so love to win! Thank you for the opportunity. I am already a follower! Have a nice weekend! Twyla

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  85. What a lovely blog you have here! So nice to meet you...just signed up to follow. Congrats on 300+!!

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  86. awesome giveaway!!!!!!!!!!! love it. love it. i'm a follower!!! congrats to you for 300!!!
    sue

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  87. What a wonderful giveaway and I LOVE your painting!!!

    best regards,
    Wanda C.

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  88. what a wonderful giveaway! count me in!

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  89. put your giveaway on my sidebar! thats for the chance to win!

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  90. Pretty pictures AND wonderful pretty little things! Thanks for the chance to win! ~Heidi

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  91. Please enter my name in the giveaway. Would love any of the items
    Thank you
    Sandi

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  92. How lucky you are to live surrounded by such beauty! Thank you for sharing! I have been a follower for a long time and am a big fan of your blog! Congrats on having so many loyal followers!

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  93. I posted a picture of your celebration on my sidebar! Although I am feeling pretty lucky, I am sending everyone over to your blog.

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  94. Wonderful giveaway! Please sign me up!! love all your paintings too btw...lovely.

    Shellagh

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  95. The cherub painting is gorgeous! How talented your dad was! The giveaway looks beautiful and I'm adding myself as a follower:)

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  96. Thanks for sharing...I too love originals, even if the paint is chipping away or they are not perfect...cause I know no one else has one just like it...Funny. And I do have to say, I love the story abiout your daughter and the dish ( next post) as I sit here debating whether to reglue the head on my Virgin Mary statue that I got for my First Communion ( age 7)- so 35 years I have had it and my boyfriend knocked it off the nightstand and her head broke off...I felt like someone punched me in the stomach...but now she mught get reheaded and wear a necklace to cover her scar :)

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  97. The painting were so beautiful... it reminds me so much of my mother's home of wonderful paintings. My favorite is the Italian pairs...kindred spirits. Thank you for the tour!

    Congrats on your 300th followers..Giveaway is so much fun...please enter me!

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  98. What lovely paintings you have... love the frames~

    And congratulations on 300+ followers! May there be many more to come.

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  99. What a wonderful collection of paintings, thanks for sharing them. The giveaway also looks very generous.

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  100. What beautiful paintings - I love them all!

    Deborah in NC

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  101. I am your follower...#330!

    Deborah in NC

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  102. Beautiful paintings! And what a pretty giveaway!

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  103. Wonderful giveaway. I hope I'm not to late. Would love to win. Love your paintings. Nancy

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  104. OMG, what a beautiful giveaway, I love your blog header, love all the creams, and your giveaway is to die for. Thank you for the opportunity to win. Have a wonderful week. Terri

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  105. PLEASE ADD ME TO YOUR GIVEAWAY, WHAT A AWESOME THING TO DO, I am really thinking of doing this as well for my 100 post. xo MARY

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  106. Oh no! I missed out. Arg that timezone thingy! Oh well. Just wanted to say that your painting of Christ is beautiful! What a treasure to have a painting of your Father by your father.

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