Friday, October 7, 2011
Please join Holly & Glitter and Make Mine Pink in our effort to help women and children affected by domestic violence.
Each year many of the boutiques at Make Mine Pink get together to give back to a charitable organization of their choice by holding a Pink October event. This year, because October is also "Domestic Violence Awareness Month," we've decided to hold a special "all pink boutique" and contribute 10% of all sales to The Pink Slipper Project. We hope that you'll stop by and see some of the fabulous PINK merchandise that we'll have for your enjoyment.
The Pink October Boutique will open October 7th and run through October 21st.
Monday, July 11, 2011
It is our sister company, Sweetheart's Nest day for Make Mine Pink Christmas In July! We are offering a $100 Gift Certificate for $50 at a special time between 12:00pm ~ 7:00pm Eastern Time! Be on your toes, you know this one won't last long! Date of this offer is for July 11th and it is for this one day! Good Luck!
Receive Another $50 Gift Certificate Free!
So what does this really mean?
Not only are your shipping charges covered, but how about a little something extra too!!
That's right for one day only, when you buy this one only $50.00 gift certificate you will get a second $50.00 gift certificate free. Use it however you please. Buy yourself or someone else a special treasure, use a little for your shipping charges, whatever you like it's your credit to use as you please.
It's our way of saying thanks for shopping with us at Shabby Cottage Shops!!
Check back daily to see which fantastic item will be available today!!!...it's just for ONE DAY and ONE DAY only, once it's gone it's gone, and don't forget the fabulous FREE gift and FREE shipping too! Hurry, you don't want to miss this!
You'll want to visit all of the participating shops to see what they're offering and giving away on their special day too! The following is a list of the wonderful boutiques participating in this years event!!
The Ruffled Rose
The Shabby Crafter
5 Dollar French Marche
Vintage Paris Market
Little Luxuries of Va
Tequila Bay Boutique
Sassy Beach Jewelry Designs
Dusty Oak Ornaments
Doggie Carriers and More
Celestina Marie Designs
Creations with Heart
Holly and Glitter
Little Bit Old Lil Bit New
My Secret Garden
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
July, fun! Please join us July 8th - July 28th.
This year we thought we'd celebrate Christmas in July a little differently. There are no shopping bags to find or riddles to solve. This year, many of our Boutique owners will be offering a beautiful product at a deeply discounted price. Each day of our Christmas in July event, one boutique will offer a special, first come- first served, specially priced item! The discounts will be 50% below retail or less! If you find an item on this list that excites you, stayed tuned to see which day it will be available at the deeply discounted price.
You'll need to be on your toes to get the discount! There will only be 1 (one) Boutique, and one special each day!
Victoria's Jewelry Box - July 8th
Couer d'Alene - July 9th
Mary's Cottage Treasures - July 10th
Sweethearts Nest - July 11th
Holly and Glitter - July 12th
Jennifer - Cottage Flair - July 13th
Janet's Creative Pillows - July 14th
Shabby Shan's Cottage - July 15th
Sweet Twinkle Stars & Sugar Plum Creations - July 16th
Tres Belle Boutique - July 17th
Victorian Kisses - July 18th
Whiskers & Tail Cottage - July 19th
The Polkadot Rose - July 20th
The Roseberry Cottage - July 21st
Patricia Rose or Make Mine Pink - July 22nd
Rose Blossom Cottage - July 23rd
Angel-heart Designs - July 24th
C-ing Polkadots - July 25th
Rue de la Paix - July 26th
C'est Chouette Home - July 27th
Cottage Collections - July 28th
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
You can win this goodie jar!
Just give us your best guess of what Mr. C. had for lunch & how much he ate!
Think you already know?? Just follow these instructions to enter our contest for a chance to win!
Please make sure you follow these directions explicitly!
3. Follow this blog!
4. Enter your street address (make sure I have this information! There have been winners I have been unable to contact by email)
Need a hint? Rumor has it, one of Mr. C's friends has trouble keeping a secret! I hear he hangs out in the Christmas category!
Sunday, April 24, 2011
I would also like to take a moment to congratulate our winners of our "Sweetheart's Nest & Holly & Glitter Name The Bunny Contest" a warm felt congratulations to Kathy Owen & her Granddaughter that named the bunny after her own name, Savannah Rose! They won the bunny & a $50.00 gift certificate! Thank you everyone for participating, there were some hard decisions to make with all those great names!
Stay tuned for more contests and Mother's Day, Spring & Summer items and ourafter Easter sale!!!
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
For information on how to enter please go to our Contest & Events Page!
Our Victorian Bunny Is So Gorgeous It Is Hard To Decide Her Name... Will you help us give her a name? We have started a contest called~ Name The Bunny Contest! If you choose the right name you will win one of these bunnies and a $50 gift certificate to be used at Holly & Glitter or Sweetheart's Nest websites that can be used before Easter! So what are you waiting for! Give our sweet bunny a name! You can read more about her features, etc.. Just click here! If that will help you decide her name! Winner of drawing will be announced April 11th, 2011!
Please make sure you follow these directions explicitly!
1. Sign up for our newsletter if you haven't already!
2. Go to the Contact Us Page & enter her winning name!
3. Also enter your street address (make sure I have this! There have been winners I have been unable to contact by email!)
Good luck & I look forward to her new name!!
Saturday, January 29, 2011
I am a big fan of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer & as a child I drove my parents crazy year after year. Today I happily own the collection so I can have a Rudolph day anytime! A friend sent me this story and I found it quite moving~ I had never heard it before~ Enjoy!
stared out his drafty apartment window into the chilling
His 4-year-old daughter Barbara sat on his lap quietly
Bobs wife, Evelyn, was dying of cancer.
Little Barbara couldn't understand why her mommy
could never come home. Barbara looked up into her
dad's eyes and asked, "Why isn't Mommy just like
everybody else's Mommy?"
Bob's jaw tightened and his eyes welled with tears.
Her question brought waves of grief, but also of anger.
It had been the story of Bob's life. Life always had to
be different for Bob.
Small when he was a kid, Bob was often bullied by
He was too little at the time to compete in sports.
He was often called names he'd rather not remember.
From childhood, Bob was different and never seemed
to fit in.
Bob did complete college, married his loving wife and
was grateful to get his job as a copywriter at Montgomery
Ward during the Great Depression. Then he was blessed
with his little girl. But it was all short-lived. Evelyn's bout
with cancer stripped them of all their savings and now Bob
and his daughter were forced to live in a two-room
apartment in the Chicago slums. Evelyn died just days
before Christmas in 1938.
Bob struggled to give hope to his child, for whom he
couldn't even afford to buy a Christmas gift. But if he
couldn't buy a gift, he was determined a make one - a
Bob had created an animal character in his own mind
and told the animal's story to little Barbara to give her
comfort and hope.
Again and again, Bob told the story, embellishing it
more with each telling.
Who was the character? What was the story all about?
The story Bob May created was his own autobiography
in fable form. The character he created was a misfit
outcast like he was.
The name of the character? A little reindeer named
Rudolph, with a big shiny nose.
Bob finished the book just in time to give it to his little
girl on Christmas Day.
But the story doesn't end there.
The general manager of Montgomery Ward caught
wind of the little storybook and offered Bob May a
nominal fee to purchase the rights to print the book.
Wards went on to print, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed
Reindeer" and distribute it to children visiting Santa
Claus in their stores
By 1946, Wards had printed and distributed more than
six million copies of Rudolph.
That same year, a major publisher wanted to purchase
the rights from Wards to print an updated version of
In an unprecedented gesture of kindness, the CEO of
Wards returned all rights back to Bob May.
The book became a best seller.
Many toy and marketing deals followed and Bob May,
now remarried with a growing family, became wealthy
from the story he created to comfort his grieving daughter.
But the story doesn't end there either.
Bob's brother-in-law, Johnny Marks, made a song
adaptation to Rudolph.
Though the song was turned down by such popular
vocalists as Bing Crosby and Dinah Shore , it was
recorded by the singing cowboy, Gene Autry.
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" was released in
1949 and became a phenomenal success, selling more
records than any other Christmas song, with the
exception of "White Christmas."
The gift of love that Bob May created for his daughter
so long ago kept on returning back to bless him again
and again. And Bob May learned the lesson, just like
his dear friend Rudolph, that being different isn't so
bad. In fact, being different can be a blessing.