October 5, 2010

Stargazing in Texas .... and a SHABBY giveaway

We all know how the song goes ... The stars at night, are big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas ... well, they're pretty darn bright in the daylight at Marburger as well! One of the brightest stars in my design book is Rachel Ashwell ... creator of Shabby Chic {like you didn't know!} I have all of her books and have followed her for many years, I am a true fan of the original/authentic Shabby Chic style. Soft mushy rumpled linens in shades of cream and white ... a touch of romantic pastels .... and just a small touch of nature, perhaps a rose or two? ... all topped with the most elegant crystal chandelier!
While waiting for the gates to open early on Tuesday at the Marburger antique show, I asked my traveling companions, "Is this the place I may see Rachel?" .... their response, "Well, maybe ... but not likely ... she usually shops before the public and is given certain carte blanche privileges" ... Oh well, I thought to myself ... whatever. Then everyone left me alone ... two went off to get food and the other two went to the parking lot. I just hung out ... waiting and taking in the view. Little did I know my 'view' would include the Queen of chic herself ...

I couldn't believe it! Rachel hanging out waiting for the gates to open. I thought it would be best to leave her alone...everyone else was, but then I realized they were used to seeing her here and if I wanted a chance to say "hello" I better make a move. I'm not a very forward person so it took me a bit to gather my courage, but I did ... I turned and said hello and introduced myself, the rest is a blur .... I'm sure I stumbled on my words and I know I was visibly shaking by the time I finished!


The gates opened and off she went ... how tempting would it be to follow and see how she shops? What she's buying ... so forth and so on. Well, I didn't ... my better judgement got the best of me, plus I didn't want to be a yucky stalker or anything! It was fun however bumping into her along the way ... our paths crossed quite a few times. Here she is wishing Robin Brown {of Magnolia Pearl fame} a happy birthday and checking out a new blouse.


I did see her at lunch, she was in-line behind us ... I didn't go as far to snap a picture ... I'm not that rude!! but, I'll tell you she had a plain cheeseburger to eat. We were lucky to have some more chat time while waiting for orders. Rachel was incredibly nice and down to earth. A very warm person. There was nothing pretentious about her ... it was a surreal experience to be able to have a conversation with her. I floated around on cloud nine for the remainder of the day ....
On Thursday the Junk Gypsies hosted a book signing for Rachel's newest book:
Rachel Ashwell
SHABBY CHIC INTERIORS
my rooms, treasures, and trinkets
I had two books signed, one for me and one for YOU!!
 That's where the giveaway comes in.
Since Rachel is a blogger as well, I thought it would be fun to have her sign a book to a "blogger" and give it away. 
The book is signed:
Happy Blogging!
Hope you enjoy my story
Rachel Ashwell
I also thought it would be nice to add a little something extra to the giveaway.
After a little thought and looking at my photos from the day ... I noticed both Rachel and I were wearing scarves. So I created a Shabby chic inspired scarf yesterday and will include it in the prize. One side of the scarf is a shabby petite flower print {much like the blouse Ms.Chic was wearing at Marburger} and the other side is a dreamy pale blue satin .... all ruffled together and adorned with vintage crochet and seam binding.



I will continue to add more Shabby Chic inspired items to the package through-out the month. I'll keep you posted on the "extras"... by the end of the month this should be the most "quintessential" shabby giveaway!!

Would you like to play? To gather the most entries, we'll do it the way I always do:

Leave a comment on this post earns 1 chance.
Become a follower earns 2 chances.
Already a follower? Let me know, earns 2 chances for you .
Mention and link to my give-away on your blog, earns you 3 more chances.
Last day to enter will be Monday, October 31st at Midnight est.


Have you ever been starstruck? Were you happily surprised or surprisingly disappointed? Please share your stories ... and keep your peepers open, you never know who may be standing right next to ya!

173 comments:

  1. Seriously-I just met her on Saturday and was shaking myself ! She is fabulous! I just blogged about it this morning ! Glad you got to meet her too! Such a dream come true! :)

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  2. What an awesome experience!! And I am so glad you got your nerve up to talk to her, you would have regretted it if you hadn't! And what a Give-Away!! I am already a follower!!!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  3. Hi Jill, what a fabulous giveaway!!
    I would love to be entered. I'm so glad you had such a fabulous time at the show, everything looked so beautiful!
    Have a great day!
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  4. Hi Jill,
    I'm already a faithful follower!
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  5. I added your giveaway to my blog!
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  6. I would of loved to have been there. Hope you found some wonderful things.

    -Danielle

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  7. How exciting to meet Rachel! It was meant to be. I'd love to be entered and am already a follower.

    xo
    Claudia

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  8. Hi Jill... wow! You lucky lady... but you know, maybe Rachel was thinking "Hey, that's Jill from Gypsy Brocante... do I dare go talk to her? Shall I see what she buys???"... you just never know Jill, YOU are a star in my book! What darling photos of the two of you... please enter me in your generous giveaway... I have been a follower since the day I found your blog, and I will post about your giveaway on my sidebar with a link back to your blog... love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

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  9. I was shaking when I met you, he he... big Texas hug (you know what I mean as I talk to you with the phone held to my face, ha!) sorry inside jokes and couldn't resist. Anyways, my boys got me the book for Christmas but she signed it and left me the sweetest message, but I would love love that scarf. I've been a follower you know. You're the best.

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  10. Wow, I have been a long time admirer of Miss Ashwell. How awesome that you got a chance to meet her!!!! Your give away is fabulous!!

    BTW I am now a follower too!!!!

    Love your style!!!

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  11. Hi Jill,
    I want to enter the giveaway too. Your photos are fantastic! I'm a follower already.
    Happy week!

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  12. It sounds as if you had a wonderful time. I would love to get a copy of her book and also your lovely scarf. I have been a follower for awhile, I love reading your blog.

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  13. I hate to admit it but I think I would have followed (stalked?) Rachel around for awhile to see what she thinks is hot! I really hope to attend this show next year and my biggest hope is to meet YOU! But I promise, I'll stalk you from a distance! Would absolutely LOVE to win this book and one of your scarves!

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  14. Oh yeah girl, I'm a big time follower!

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  15. Just put your button on my sidebar! Also would like to say - PICK ME PLEASE!

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  16. How exciting! I know that really made your day...or week! Please count me in your giveaway. I'd be thrilled to win.
    PS I am a faithful follower.:)

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  17. Oh my goodness! I am so jealous that you got to see her and speak to her. Awesome. I would love this book!! Thanks for the chance to enter this giveaway!!

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  18. Oh Jill, it all sounds and looks wonderful!! I sooo miss doing shows. Thanks to you I can attend vicariously through your blog....Thanks very,very much for sharing.
    I am a current follower under username MoonRae.
    If ya ever make a wrong turn and end up in far west Texas, come on down and I'll make a pot of my famous tortilla soup and real chili rellenos.
    Thanks again
    ~Sharon~
    lunrei@yahoo.com

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  19. Oh how exciting for you to meet the queen of shabby chic herself!!
    Your shabby chic giveaway is gorgeous!!! I would love to be entered!
    I am already a follower of your beautiful blog, and will add your button to my sidebar.

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  20. I am already a follower of your wonderful blog!!

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  21. What a fantastic experience, Jill!
    Lucky duck, but then so was she for getting to meet YOU. :-)

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  22. And of course I'm a follower, too!

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  23. Well, well....my dear Jill! I cannot believe that Rachel was waiting in line at Marburger~and you saw her! Isn't that just the most fantastic feeling??? I loved your story, and the fact that your quick mind decided to have her sign a book for a gorgeous give away! You are one smart gal, and I do believe a true Texan at heart =))
    I will indeed be following you, and I hope you keep up with me as well, as I believe we have some of the same spirit running thru our veins~LOL!
    I will post about it when I get the energy to dig out of my things from Marburger. Wished I would have seen you there, but had to leave early....
    Take care my friend, and I hope to see you in the Spring???
    Luv,
    diane
    xoxox

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  24. JILL you lucky girl!!!
    I w.a.n.t. that BOOK :D
    and the scarf is gorgeous...
    HUGS
    ~victoria~

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  25. i'm putting your giveaway button on my blog now.
    ~victoria~

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  26. What a great story, I'm happy you got to meet and talk with her. Of course I'm a follower :))
    Well I'm a big Kris Kristofferson fan and was right next to him in the SF airport years ago. Happily surprised !
    (())

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  27. How exciting for you!!!! What a wonderful giveaway...it's my birthday month so I am feeling lucky already!

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  28. I feel starstruck, just by meeting you and finding your blog. I wish I lived near that type of antique show. I love everything vintage. I do know of Rachel's book, and don't have it, but would love love love to have it. I am a new follower, have made my comment and will grab your button for my blog. I love all your pictures, and it looks like you spent a few days at this wonderful show! Great giveaway.

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  29. Wow what a fun experience!! How lucky you are to be in the right place at the right time.

    I would LOVE to win that book. Im already a follower.

    Robin

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  30. wow...really wish that I could head to Texas one day...and run in to you!
    thanks for the great story...

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  31. Glad you got to meet her. What a nice giveaway. Please throw my name in the hat.

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  32. How fun for you .....I haven't met anyone famous....so I would love to have her book though....I follow also!! Wish me luck!!

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  33. what a great experience for you! i am already a follower and would love to win!

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  34. Oh, I LOVE Miss Rachel & was so disappointed I didn't get the chance to meet her! I would love her new book so yes...please enter me in your fabulous giveaway!!!
    Hugs,
    Susie

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  35. & I am a follower so give me 2 chances PLEASE!!!!
    Merci,
    Susie

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  36. I was star struck at the Blog Party at Theresa's when I met my new amazing friend & star/special guest for the party.... None other than Jill/YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was so thrilled to meet you in person. And since you came allllllllllll that way to bring my rosette you made "just for me" (heee hhheeee see what you started?) conside this my comment to be in the offing for this new FABULOUS GIVEAWY! Does that mean you will come back???? I would LOVE IT & there's millions of places you didn't even see. And of course I'm a Follower (that's 2 chances) & of course I will post my friend's button for her generous give away (that's 3). BIG TEXAS HUGS! Charlene

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  37. This sounds like a wonderful give-a-way. And love your photos...I'm living vicariously through you! :)

    And, btw, am a follower as of today!

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  38. what a cool giveaway ... I'm not a follower, but I think this is the third time I've stumbled across your blog so it's probably past time for me to add you to my Google Reader!

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  39. Also -- I blogged about this giveaway on my blog: http://provokingbeauty.blogspot.com/2010/10/blogging.html

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  40. What a wonderful experience, and what a wonderful giveaway. Please include me, and I am a follower

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  41. What a great day you had! Love the pics, will follow ! x

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  42. you bought a second book just for me ... you shouldn't have darling ...
    just mail it on over after I win!

    I am a follower and I will attach your giveaway to my sidebars ... right now

    I can feel how giddy you still must be

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  43. How fun to meet Rachel! I'm very introverted, and would probably pass out while trying to have a conversation with her.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    I'm a follower of your lovely blog!

    Alice
    thepetersons13@mchsi.com

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  44. Meeting Rachel is just one more fabulous thing you were blessed with. Good job maintaining your composure and senses! te he. Great give away you have going on, I'm coming back!
    xo,
    Debra

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  45. You know I love following you, dear Jill!

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  46. I'm putting up your give away button on my sidebar. Yippee!!!!

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  47. OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!! You got to meet her! And how BRAVE you were to just walk right up. But they are just people after all!
    This is an AWESOME giveaway! I WANNA WIN!
    Enter me! I've been a follower for forever and I will post it tonight - promise!
    Oh how fun! Love this! Am so jealous you got to go to Round Top. NEXT SPRING! Plan on meeting there if you are going back! YAY!
    BIG HUGS! Karen

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  48. Hello, What a wonderful post, how wonderful to see and meet Rachel. Your giveaway is just beautiful. I have been a fan of yours for awhile, I love to visit your beautiful blog. Thank you for the opportunity to win. Have a lovely week. Terri

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  49. Hello, I am also a follower of your beautiful blog. Thank you.

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  50. jill, i would love a chance to win rachel's book and your gorgeous scarf. i am in the process of doing a post on warrenton, because i love it and have not been in a few years and live through posts like yours to relive my experience. i would of love to of gone this year and met rachel! i will add a link for the giveaway as well as one to your site for people to see the great pictures of the whole event!
    i am already a follower~thanks~xo

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  51. Hi Jill! Marburger photos are great...looks like a really fun time! So glad you got to meet Rachel! How Cool! I have all of her books but for this one...would love to win!
    Tammy :-)

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  52. and I'm putting your button on my sidebar...
    Have a great day!
    Tammy :-)

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  53. I so would love this book! I blogged about your giveaway on my blog.
    http://ljm-alacarte.blogspot.com/2010/10/giveaways-in-blog-land.html

    Thanks! Linda

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  54. I am already a loyal follower. What agreat giveaway!

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  55. ...LOVE the scarf you designed!! Oh please enter me too!
    xo, Rosemary

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  56. ...ya` know I'm one of your biggest fans!!
    So of course I follow you!!!

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  57. ...posted a button on my sidebar :)
    Now my fingers are crossed...along with my toes!!!
    xo, Rosemary

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  58. Jill - it's nice to know you are not a stalker! I'm sure Rachel gets that alot! But it must have been sooo hard to stay away....we're proud of you! Thank you so much for the wonderful giveway! I'm already a follower; will mention your giveaway in my blog. :) mercedes

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  59. Beautiful and generous of you, please count me in your drawing :)

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  60. Oh, you lucky girl. First to get to go to the sales( a dream of mine) and then to meet Rachel Ashwell. How fun!

    What a nice giveaway. I think I'm already a follower, but if not, I'll sign up now.

    Take care and also thanks for playing along with WW in you other post. Love Lauri's style.

    Kathleen

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  61. WOW! What a great giveaway Jill! I know if I would have met her, my brain would have been going faster than my mouth and for sure I would have babbled! I would love to relax on the couch with this book during these cold months coming up! Thanks for the opportunity! Theresa xoxo

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  62. Oh yeah... I am a follower :o Theresa xoxo

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  63. Oh what a special giveaway! I would love to win! Love the whole look, especially the scarf! :)

    www.galesdesigns.com/blog

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  64. How awesome for you!!!! Tomorrow night Rachel is going to be in Orlando and I am hoping to get to see her!!!
    Please enter me for this wonderful giveaway!!!
    Suzann

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  65. Also I am a follower of your blog :)
    Thank you!

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  66. Oh what a sweet giveaway, and what fun to get to meet her. I'd love to enter too.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  67. Hi Jill, I am a follower already, I would love a chance to win Rachel's book. What fun you must have had, I just love to look at all the pictures and wish I was there!!!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  68. oh me oh my what a sweet giveaway and I am a follower of your Id love to win youd make my day xoxo sherri

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  69. Love the scarf you made! Great giveaway. I would love to win the book and extras, too!

    sweetiesuzy@aol.com

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  70. Oh my goodness.......a CELEBRITY... :-) I know I'd have been pretty darn excited too.

    Please throw me into the hat for your fab.u.lous giveaway! I would love to win!

    Fingers crossed.

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

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  71. I LOOOOve that scarf and wanted that book! Count me in!

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  72. This is a great way to share with the rest of us.
    Theresa N
    weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  73. OMG

    I want pictures also, how lucky can a girl get?

    I know you had a great day, I was happy just seeing your pictures.

    I want that book and thank you for your generous give a way.


    Janice

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  74. Sounds like you had a great time !!! I would love to be entered!

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  75. I have also became a follower. Found you through Red.Neck Chic!!!

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  76. How wonderful that you got to meet Rachel Ashwell! I have two of her books, but not this one, so I would love to enter your giveaway!

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  77. And I just became your newest follower!

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  78. What fun! I'd love to be entered! And, I'm thinking..."star struck?...that's how she should have felt also meeting you!"

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  79. I would be starstruck too. Please enter me in the giveaway!

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  80. What a glorious giveaway. I've been longing for that book!

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  81. HEY OH ME OH MY WHAT A GIVEAWAY WOULD LOVE TO WIN THANKS i TRULY NEED!!!!!!! THAT BOOK

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  82. What a great flea! and talking to Rachel Ashwell, that's crazy!!! Please enter me in this wonderful shabby giveaway!
    ~ Julie

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  83. Hi. I'm your newest follower and look forward to reading more of your blog! I'm also a new vintage vendor. Love it all!
    ~ Julie

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  84. Ok, now I'm posting your giveaway on my sidebar.
    Thanks so much for this wonderful giveaway!
    ~ Julie

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  85. I am a follower.....Stanna
    (shabbyloft@aol.com)

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  86. How lucky. Would I have loved to been with you. I would love to win this. Thanks, Stanna
    (shabbyloft@aol.com)

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  87. What a great day you had meeting Rachel. You two look adorable together....hope you frame that picture. Your giveaway is too generous!
    Yes I have been starstruck when I met Wendy Addison and Nicol Sayre....both sweet as can be.
    btw I am a follower and will put your button on my sidebar.

    xx
    Carole

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  88. Jill,
    Love your blog and your pics of Texas. Thanks for a chance to win this fabulous giveaway.
    Marilyn
    cinderelics@aol.com

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  89. I wasn't able to make it to the show this Fall, so winning this giveaway would be great!

    And I am a new follower.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Lisa @ Pix Up Stix

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  90. you have deliteful photo captures that keep me reading :) thank you !
    winning this generous & thoughtful giveaway would be the bomb!

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  91. i am now happily 'following' your FuN !

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  92. my own blog will now be sporting your Giveaway and linking to yours ~
    thx for these opps ~ in it to win it :))

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  93. as to starstruck ?
    i've had both ~ some were total snobs,
    others the real deal ~ thankfully for those who restored my hope !

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  94. sorry for this repetitious commenter !
    i just realized when collecting your link, you began this giveaway on my very own birthday!
    woo hoo :) that's gotta mean something GOOD !

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  95. Oh my gosh! I would have just fainted if I ran into Rachel! I don't think I would have the courage to approach and start talking ~ so kudos to you!!! :)

    I am a HAPPY follower ~ LOVE your blog! And I posted your giveaway on my sidebar.

    Thank you for such a generous giveaway, Jill!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Hugs!
    Lori

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  96. Follower...check
    Comment....double check
    Button.....Heck yeah!
    I'll be doing a post sometime this week....check in!
    Debbie
    P.S. Now promise I'll look as cool as you with a scarf around me as you do!

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  97. OMG!!! YOU lucky lady to have such Fab Pics with Rachel!*!*! Thanks for sharing...
    Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

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  98. What a wonderful giveaway. I would so love to win

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  99. I am a follower, and love to 'journey' with you. Blessings

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  100. Hi Jill, I would be so excited to meet my muse Rachel someday. She has influenced my style more than any other person. But, I was starstruck this Spring when I went to Farmchicks and saw Heather Bullard and visited with her in her booth. I think she is a lovely person and she was the first blog I ever started following when I discovered blogs. I was so starstruck that I couldn't even ask her to have a picture with me.
    Hugs to you...

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  101. And of course I am a faithful follower too!

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  102. I would love to enter [to win] your so wonderful giveaway.
    Gerry

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  103. Oh, yes, I am one of your Followers.
    And love being one.
    Gerry

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  104. OOH YES!! Please enter my name!!

    thanks

    barbara jean

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  105. I met Rachel about 7 years ago and she bought some things from us, I copied the check and carried it in my wallet for a couple of years! Then I realize that was kinda dumb! She is a very good customer and I am used to seeing and talking to her now! But there was nothing like that first time!
    Theresa

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  106. How fun to get to meet her!! I love her style and books too!

    I have never met anyone famous- little towns just don't have those famous people around!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  107. I am a happy follower now!! Would love to win your giveaway!

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  108. hello, you have a lovely blog! I will be coming back to visit often:)

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  109. I'm soooo jealous you got to meet Rachel! That is so wonderful for you! :)
    I am a follower already... love your blog! :)
    Hope I win! :)

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  110. Wow, I love Rachel, how exciting to have just run into her shopping just like everyone else! It sounds like you had a great trip. I loved your store Gypsy Fish and am a new follower to your blog. Also looking forward to shopping tommorrow at the gypsy barn. Please enter me to win!!

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  111. omg!!! That is a dream come true to meet Rachel A.
    Please enter me in your giveaway!!!
    best regards,
    Wanda C.

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  112. So happy to have become a follower..Would love to meet the shabby chic queen..xx

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  113. great scarf...and the book? amazing!

    I've been a follower for a while...
    how cool to be at that show/sale.
    maybe someday???

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  114. oh, it seems i'm already a follower!

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  115. I am soooo green with envy! What an amazing day you had. Please enter me in your giveaway. I am now a follower and posted your giveaway on my blog with the pretty button! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Smiles,
    Pat..who going to happily explore your blog :-)

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  116. Such a nice giveaway. I know you must have been excited to see Rachel in person. Hope you bought a lot of nice things. BTW, I am already a follower.
    Brenda

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  117. OMG, you are so Blessed to be able to hang out in places where the rich in talent congregate. I am mad about both Rachel Robin, they really are talented ladies.
    I wish that I could get the kind of lace that you are all so fortunate to be able to buy over there. SA isn't big on lace so one really has to hunt around. Love your blog.

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  118. What fun that must have been. I am sure that she probably appreciated the fact that someone recognized her. It was definitely your lucky day!

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  119. Would love to win this one!

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  120. Oh yeah!! What a fabulous time for you two of my fave people. Mine is Nicole Sayre and she was as sweet as her beautiful dolls would lead you to believe. I was so thrilled to meet her and buy one of her dolls. Love the gorgeous scarf!

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  121. Hi Jill,

    Yes, please enter me twice, twice....:0) for your shabby giveaway...and I'm a follower too!

    How fun to run into the Queen of Shabby Chic. I, too, have been a follower of her for as long as I can remember.

    The book would be great to own and the scarf is just beautiful.

    If you have a moment please visit me to enter my Creative Soul giveaway. I'm sure there will be some vintage shabby goodness in it that you will love. You will see the button to click on my blog to go visit the giveaway link and to leave me a comment to be entered.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Stephanie ♥

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  122. I would so love to win this contest. Love you blog. Leslie

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  123. omg you met her for real! i just love her! my bedroom and bathroom are totally decked out in RA sabby. enter me and thank you gailjefts@aol.com

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  124. enter me again i am now a follower! gailjefts@aol.com

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  125. Wow!!! What a day you had. I would have had the same excitement. Your give-away is fabulous... I'm a first time visitor and I'm becomming a follower, your blog is great.

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  126. Wow! How exciting. I don't know how you controled yourself. I would be beside myself. I'm a follower.

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  127. It must have been pretty amazing to meet one of your heroines. She is such an icon. I don't have that book yet, so it would be awesome to win a signed copy of it.

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  128. I've put the button with a link back to your post on my sidebar.

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  129. The scarf you made looks lovely and I haven't gotten Rachel's new book yet, this is my birthday month, they would make a great gift!
    Susanne.

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  130. I'm following you, but not in a creepy stalker kinda way, ha!
    Susanne.

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  131. How exciting! SOunds like a fabulous day, you had...
    I'm a new follower.
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  132. holy guacamole!

    what a fabulous post and what a fabulous giveaway!

    xo
    elyse

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  133. your blog is so lovely
    and you are so nice
    i am a follower
    please enter me twice!

    xo
    elyse

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  134. Thanks so much for entering my name and a chance to win the fabulous give away...
    I have enjoyed visiting your blog
    Thanks
    xoxo
    ((((hugs))))
    Maggie

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  135. Thank you for a chance to win your fabulous give away.
    I enjoyed visiting your blog
    xoxo
    ((((hugs))))
    Maggie

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  136. Hi Again,
    I am now a follower. Thanks so much
    xoxo
    ((((hugs))))
    Maggie

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  137. I have been a long time fan of Rachels and lucky you to have the chance to meet her. Wouldn't it be fun to just follow her around and watch how she looks at things.

    I would love to win her book but your scarf would be wonderful. Do you think sometime you could take a full out pic of it on post it for us to see?

    Hugs

    FredaB

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  138. I also became a follower today. You have a wonderful following. So glad my friend Pat winter mentioned you on her blog.

    Hugs

    fredaB

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  139. Jill..
    Please enter me in this wonderful giveaway!
    I'd really enjoy being the winner!!
    hugs..
    Loui♥

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  140. Jill..
    second entry for being a follower!
    hugs..
    Loui♥

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  141. What a fab giveaway. I love both and your scraf is lovely.
    Would love to met Rachel myself one day.

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  142. I have become a follower and just love your blog site.

    I have added you to my blog site scrapfancywithstephanie@blogsite.com

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  143. Ok, where WAS I when you wrote this post? Thank God I caught up with you today ~ I'd be totally bummed to find out that I missed a chance to win one of the best giveaways I've had the pleasure of entering! :) Way to go on meeting Rachel!

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  144. I am new to your blog and I confess that I am also new to the world of shabby chic. I recently acquired a run-down mud-brick cottage and I've started to renovate... what a long journey ahead!! But I've already started thinking ahead to the decor and 'shabby' has become a new obsession! Thanks so much for the inspiration you share on your blog.

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  145. I am a new follower, thank you so much :)

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  146. I've linked your giveaway up on my blog sidebar to share it with my friends.

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  147. I become your follower as "wolfsrain"
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  148. I loke to enter the giveaway your blog is wonderful!
    igea777@gmail.com

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  149. I grab button of your giveaway and dispaly here:http://candy19candy.blogspot.com/
    igea777@gmail.com

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  150. Oh please enter me. I would love to win the quintessential give away! I will follow as well, so that gives me two chances!!!

    Judy

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  151. Wow! What an awesome giveaway! Been wanting this book.and Your scarf is amazing!! so gorgeous!

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  152. Just blogged about your great giveaway on my blog.

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  153. I would appreciate if you counted me in for this wonderful giveaway. Thank you for sharing.

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  154. Count me in. I try to win things and give them away.

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  155. Hello, am going to enjoy your giveaway. will follow and comment on my blog and add a link.

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  156. Gracious what a nice blog and giveaway! Count me in!

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  157. I'm now following you on GFC! Come on over to the farm and visit when you get a chance!
    God bless!
    Regina

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  158. I just grabbed the giveaway picture and mentioned it on my blog! Thanks!
    Regina

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  159. Oh, I am a new follower of your blog as well and look forward to reading more. ; )
    ~Michele

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  160. What a great give-away!! Love your blog - am now a follower!! Would loved to have a chance to meet her - and you!! Thanks again!

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  161. I'm a new blogger so don't know how to do everything yet. Love yours and will become a follower as soon as I finish posting this. thanx, billi

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  162. HI Jill
    Well I seem to have missed this post when I was last over... How fabulous to meet Rachel.. lucky you!! and lucky someone who wins these great gifts...

    I once met a famous tennis player who has the same surname as me.. at a book signing. he saw my name and said 'Julie.. i've been longing to meet you' hahah and I said 'Uncle John'!!! as that is what I've always lied he is.. haha.. He was great.. fabulous sense of humour...

    OK.. thanks so much for this chance... I'm still in love with my bag from you so know just how special your work is.. and Rachel's book too of course.. Have a fab day.. xxx Julie

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  163. and of course I follow.. and so glad to do so.. will put your button on my sidebar.. ciao xxx

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  164. Just became a follower, thank you for entering my name.

    Debbie Kay

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  165. I just found your blog and I am fascinated by beauty. I am a follower, and also would love to also be a winner.
    -LOIS

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  166. Please sign me up for your lovely giveaway!

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  167. The queen of chic, please enter me. Love her books!

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