My Alpine Home

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Icing on the Cake!

Don’t you just love the fluffy pink and white frosting on this cupcake? The polka dot liner isn’t too shabby either!

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It’s what makes it look so tantalizing! 

That’s how I feel about décor.  There are just certain embellishments that are the “Icing on The Cake”!

Last weekend I made a cupcake liner garland to use with my Valentine Décor.

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It’s a bit hard to tell, but it has both white and tea dyed paper doilies.  Pink, turquoise, white, and silver liners small and large tempt you for a tasty treat.

Bits of vintage lace and a bow hanging from the middle.  This one is very old fashioned looking.  I think that one made from bright reds, pink and whites with polka dots would be so cute also.

I’m thinking that I will hang it from my blue cabinet in the entry. It will soon be filled with a bit of pink depression glass, as well as some new pinks and old browns/

Wherever my garland ends up, I think it will be the “Icing on the Cake”!

Now to show you my other pink project I completed.

A while ago I picked up four old chenille pillow shams at the D.I. for $1.50 each.  Two were pink and two were yellow,

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Look what I made.

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A fun pink chenille pillow with a flower on it.

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Now if you ask me, a pink chenille pillow all by itself is pretty darn cute.  BUT the flower is just the “Icing on the Cake”!

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Now for the good news.  In case you hadn’t noticed, I reached the 300 follower mark.  I am so amazed.  Really never thought I would ever even have 100.  I have loved getting to know so many of you out there in blogland.  And SO enjoy your comments.  Really, they are the hi-lite of my day.

I will be giving away a pink chenille pillow.  Yes, it will have the ‘Icing on the Cake” flower.  All you have to do is become a follower.  This is a must.  After all, this is a way to say ‘thank you’ to all of my wonderful followers.  Then leave a comment on this post.  Be sure and tell me that you are a follower.

That’s it.  Pretty easy peasy I’d say.  The give away will end at midnight on Jan. 27th.  I will announce the winner on the 28th.

Till then,

Hope you’re having a pretty pink day!

Jann

I will be linking my post with:

Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday

At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday

The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday

My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday

Cottage Wishes for a Blog Hop

How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday

Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

House of Grace for Twice Owned Tuesday

53 comments:

Marilyn said...

Hi, very cute pillow. I'm a recent follower and would love to have this in my home.♥♫

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

That garland is precious and I think would be so sweet at a bridal tea.

Sherry@ Ties2ThePast said...

Hey!
I'm already a follower....hope that counts!!!
Thanks for the great give-a-way!!!
♥'s
Sherry

Cottage and Broome said...

I'm a follower and that pillow would look wonderful any number of my rooms. Thanks for offering a great giveaway. Laura

Anonymous said...

Jann, Your know I love the pillows and yes I am a follower.
Kathy Watkins

Peg said...

Hey girlfriend, you know I am a follower and would love that pillow, I also love your garland, so sweet and fun. You along with many other dear friends are the icing on my cupcake. Love having friends, what would we do without them? Life would not be as sweet that's for sure. Love you! Congrats on reaching the 300 mark.

Betsy said...

Your garland is so very creative. I love your pretty pink pillow and the "icing" on the cake. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this sweet pillow. I'm already a happy follower:-)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love pretty pillows and the pink chenille is beautiful! I would love to have one! Congrats on lots of followers and fun blogging! ♥♥♥

Unknown said...

I LOVE your blog and check it every day for your cute pictures! I LOVE that you reused something to make something completely new!
I have been a follower for a while, my mom is Nila Phelps and she told me about your blog.

Kris said...

Hi Jann. Love your Valentine garland, and your pink chenile pillow!!! I have a vintage shop near me and the owner knows I love textiles, and she looks for certain things for me. I adore vintage table cloths, chenille and vintage pillow slips!!! I always snatch them up when I see them. Yours was a good find!! Oh what trouble the two of us might get into, if only we had the chance!!!!
I am a follower, and I sure I hope I win!!

Joanne said...

Oh I just love the flowered pillow! And that cupcake is not too shabby either! LOL
Blessings, Joanne

Monica Jacob said...

I am a follower :)

Christine Kemp said...

I love chenille anywhere, any time and I love the cupcake garland, very romantic indeed. I feel honoured to be follower 301. Congratulations on this achievement. I'm hopping from Katherine's Corner and so glad to have found your beautiful blog

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Oh yes I am a friend of your blog! Love it! And chenille, pink, flowers, what could be better!! Cute valentine garland too!

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Jann,
What a beautiful pillow!! Love the petals of the flower...so sweet!
You cupcake garland is so creative!! I love it, good idea. I'am so happy to be a follower of yours. I can't wait to see the cabinet decorated with the pink depression glass. Congratulations on hitting 300! So where are you going for dinner? Have a great weekend!
All the Best,
Christine

Janny said...

Congratulations on hitting 300! Wahoo! The cupcake liner garland is so fun! I love the lacy pink theme :) Thanks for stopping by Que Linda!

Riet said...

Definitely the icing on the cake. I love the pink post. And all the pillows

falco said...

im a follower... but i dont believe in valentines day! can i still win the give away?

Jann Olson said...

Only if you were born on Valentines Day. LOL!

The French Hutch said...

Congratulations Jann on 300 followers. What a milestone! I love this fabulous pink and white garland, its just darling. Love the pillow and all your pinks today, awesome……….Long time follower here. Happy Pink Saturday!

~Emily
The French Hutch

The Sage Butterfly said...

I can't stop thinking about that cupcake! :)...mm-m yummy! Pink is so delightful in decorating and as frosting.

mimi_62 said...

Jann:
Love the garland and pillow too. Also, I'm a follower. Hope to win.

saltbox treasures said...

Love your cupcake garland!! You must show us how you made it! :) Is it strung on string? So festive for a birthday party! Thank you for your wonderful giveaway!! Who wouldn't love a pink chenille pillow?!! Thanks so much!
~ Julie

Atelier de Charo said...

Beautiful pillows!

HPS!
Charo

koralee said...

Just found your sweet blog...oh how I love all the joy over here...off to take a peek around at what I have been missing...Happy weekend...your cupcake garland is darling. xoxo

Atelier de Charo said...

Congratulations! Love your sweet pink pillow!
I'm a follower

Big Hugs
Charo

A To Zebra Celebrations said...

the pink pillows are soooo adorable!! pink is one of my most favorite colors! feel free to share on my party blog here: http://atozebracelebrations.blogspot.com/2012/01/totally-cute-crafts-tuesday.html

first time visiting :)

jeanetteann said...

I am your 301st so now you are really flying.:) Love your cushion. It's always a nice feeling to make something so nice from nothing,I think. Happy Pink Saturday xx jeanetteann

1CardCreator said...

Thanks for sharing your Pink. Happy Pink Saturday! ~Diane

Katherines Corner said...

Gorgeous. I have just the place for that pretty pillow, giggle. I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. Happy Pink Saturday! Hugs. P.S. I hope you will stop by and say hello and enter my Pink Poodle giveaway :-)

Nancy said...

Sweet pillow! I learned something new, too. Tea stain for paper doilies. Excellent.

Happy Pink Saturday!

LV said...

Great ideas carried out very well.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous! Happy Pink Saturday. I am now your blog's follower.

My PINK is here. Please come and see.

JenGrenko said...

Hi Jann! I'm following now. I love to support my sisters in pink! Both the garland and the pillow are adorable. Please consider me entered in the giveaway! hugs, Jennifer

Leah H. said...

The pink icing is decorated so fancy. I like it!

Visiting for Pink Saturday! Here's my share- hope you cans top by:)

http://www.loveablecassandra.com/2012/01/pink-elephant.html

Suzann said...

Hello Jann,
I would love to be the winner of the sweet pink pillow.
I am already a follower :)

Suzann ~xoxo~

Jill Walker said...

I'm greedy greedy gopher guts over this one. I am a follower and would follow you to the moon if I had to. Love you Jann Baby.

Diane Writes said...

Hi Jann! Please count me in! :) I would love to own that beautiful piece.

And btw, I cannot comment on your latest post. But just the same, I'd like to say that I love your new decors. So pink, pretty, posh and homey!

Ruffles and Relics said...

I am a recent follower of your lovely blog... I would love to give that pretty pillow a home!!
Tina

Anonymous said...

How charming - so cottage! Love your blog - I am a follower!!!!

Connie said...

My heart goes pitter-pat for that pillow. It is named perfectly.
I am your newest follower and I have the perfect spot for that pillow should I be fortuante enough to win it. I am going to pin it to my pinterest page for future inspiration just in case I am not the lucky winner.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Hi...please throw my name in the hat.....IF I would win, I have a friend I would like you to send it too...it is perfect for her!!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I added to your followers, although you know I do!!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

How exciting to reach 300 followers! I have a small new blog myself, and know you are doing great!
Very sweet garland! Love the pillow! Would give it a great new home!
I am a follower, too!
Blessings, Susie

McFadden said...

I love this pillow just like all your other give-aways.
Congrats on 300 followers.
Jeanne

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I'm a follower, can't believe I missed this cute pillow!! Congrats on 300 followers, glad you figured out the glitch while your giveaway was still going on!

Carol

Angeltea9 said...

Hi There. I just joined you & I am a Follower Too! You have nice things & I enjoy Browsing Here.

Bonnie ~ a wee Meenit said...

I love this pillow!! Now I am a follower of YOU!

shannon i olson said...

gorgeous pillow Mrs Olson, lol I too am a Mrs Olson! enter me!!!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Congrats on the 300+ followers !
I am a happy follower ! You have some gorgeous things in your give away!:)

Betty said...

Jann What a beautiful pillow!! Just like everything else you make. You are the BEST Cuz Betty

Hibiscus House said...

I am now following you too! I would love to be entered into the beautiful pillow giveaway. Thanks
Dolly

Hibiscus House said...

Jann,
I just put your giveaway on my Hibiscus House sidebar! Thanks it is so nice to meet you.
dolly