Tuesday, September 28, 2010

{Tuesday's giveaway....Jan Blough}

another day to do a
happy dance


because
today's artist is
Jan Blough from


Jan produces beautiful handcrafted
silhouette pieces

Each object is cut by hand and matched
to 18th or 19th century paper,
which she uses as background.
Her designs include
framed pieces, beveled glass ornament
and jewelry





I fell in love with her and her work.
She is the type of person you just want to
HUG!
{so warm and lovable}

Jan was so generous to donate 2 pieces
that I popped into my suitcase
just for you


She let me pick any beveled glass ornament I wanted
and so I thought this
lovely little bird silhouette would be perfectly suited
for a bluebird notes giveaway






this little glass bottle with a vintage brass tag
and papers is the other adorable piece


So go ahead visit her shop here
leave me a comment on what you absolutely love
plus
other comments
if you follow me... tweet...face book or post about my giveaway
{separate comments for each of the above...more chances for you}
Thank you Jan....we love you


if you missed yesterdays giveaway....
lisa leonard's
$50 gift certificate
enter here





see you tomorrow for another featured artist & giveaway
xox

129 comments:

Dawn said...

What creativity!!! This is all so beautiful:)
(I would one day like to do silhouette on my entire family:)
Thanks for having such a Happy Week planned:)

Dawn said...

I Just TWEETED about your giveaway:)

Kelly said...

How gorgeous!!!

Kathleen Grace said...

The ornament is maybe onbe of the prettiest I have ever seen! Thanks to both of you frop this give-away. Now I need to pop over and see what she is all about:>)

Blondie's Journal said...

Jan's work is lovely! I like the ornament. SO glad you got to meet someone so sweet and creative!

XO,
Jane

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How wonderful! I love the sweet bird and the cute bottle! You really came home with some treasures! I went straight to her jewelry and fell in love with the necklace with key and tokens! Just the type of thing I love to wear! Thank you, sweet friend! ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I have your button on my sidebar for everyone to see and come visit! Thanks! ♥

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

pretty things! bird on a wire... love it!

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

I follow you always!

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

got your giveaway button!!!!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Koralee Sweetie...
Oh my gosh I love the birdie silhouette how beautiful is that, and the little bottle just screams of love. What a beautiful artist Jan is.

Now I have to tell you I am so in love with the key and the tokens necklace. It is me totally, and I just fell in love immediately. Thank you for introducing her to me. I will be popping back over.

Love this giveaway. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity at winning her gifts of love. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Koralee Sweetie...
I am also a follower. A very happy follower. You always make my heart happy when I leave here. I love the blue shares on your scrollbar.

Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Jacqueline said...

Jen's work is gorgeous and soo inspiring! I really adore the words and custom ornaments! Such a lovely lovely giveaway! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Melanie's Randomness said...

Ohh her stuff is beautiful! I LOVE the headless horsemen one & the paperweights with the effiel tower. What pretty silhouettes!!

Melanie's Randomness said...

I'm a follower of your lovely blog!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

There is just something about silhouettes, I love the bare branches that pop up slowly....
Have a terrific Tuesday, sweet friend xxxxxxx

Becky said...

I just love these two things.Im a bird nut, and hers is lovely.I just finished decorating a vintage bottle so the bottle is just sooooo nice.These two items say ME all over ha.

I visited her shop and I love the buttons and banners.Have a nice day.

Becky said...

I put your button on my sidebar too.;)

mkirsch said...

How can you choose, her things are so beautiful. I love the sparrow ornament. I kind of have a thing for birds too.
And she's right here in my Michigan? How exciting!
Thank you again for being so generous.

mkirsch said...

Following..

mkirsch said...

Tweeted...

Debby said...

I follow your lovely blog.
grammypetals@yahoo.com

Debby said...

I love the bunny in color. Such cute things.

grammypetals@yahoo.com

she dreams big! said...

Silhouettes are becoming all the rage and Jan's are just the best! So charming! Love the little birdie in the birdbath! But the bottle is fantabulous!

she dreams big! said...

Oh yeah! I'm a follower all right!

she dreams big! said...

Your cute little button is now on my sidebar!

Celestial Charms said...

Wow, Jan's work is incredible. I love her teapot silhouette.
Maureen

The Garden Bell said...

Yipeeeeee... you are my first stop upon my return. What a perfect first visit and display of wonderful work. It does so remind me of the historical aspect of our New England travels.

Off to see what other charmers I have missed this past week. Can't wait to catch up with you.

Hugs,
Kate xoxoxox

KarenB said...

Good morning! Wow, I'm not sure how I'd pick a favorite. I love several of her pieces. I think I love the scissors and maybe some of the music ones an awful lot. Thanks for the opportunity.

Carol said...

Such fun...enjoying all the pretty things you saw...and sharing them with us!! Love the silhouettes!!
Happy Day to you!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I love vintage silhouettes and have a whole hall full of images of children. Jan's works is awesome...a very talented woman!

Am now a follower and added your blog to my sidebar of favorites...

Randi Troxell said...

oh wow
all this is just so gorgeous!!!

Vintage Home said...

..oh dear how could I decide...but the little ornament would shine on my Christmas tree of Silver gold & White!...The gift to me really is your introducing me to all these amazing artist!..Thanks so much for sharing Koralee!

Trisha said...

I LOVE the LaAmour wall hanging-it would go so perfectly with my other LOVE wall hangings!

~Trisha

pollydove said...

Forever a follower ... xoxo

pollydove said...

I LOVE her Halloween things!!! I saw them here locally in a store last year. WOW - she has her stuff all over the country ... that's awesome for her! She is quite talented for sure! And how nice that she is lovable as well. :)

theseconversations said...

I love the garlands that she has. They are just really beautifully simple and the buttons are a touch that I have never seen before.

theseconversations said...

also a follower :-)

Sarah Knight said...

Those are beautiful!

myletterstoemily said...

what an extraordinary give away. i love the songbirds
and music silhouette the most, but all are enchanting.

i have been your happy follower since i first spied this
lovely place.

my prayers are sent for your sweet one in college. you
must miss her so.

Mrs. Sutton said...

So pretty and unusual! Thanks for introducing her to us. xx

Ana Degenaar said...

Yay! this is amazing! I love the photos too!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh my...more wonderful things to look at. I love the teapot ornament (and so many other things too)!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Follow you, I do!

Rachel @ A Cupcake for Moose said...

I love the girl with followers silhouette!

Rachel @ A Cupcake for Moose said...

And I am a happy follower!

It's me said...

What a beautiful things she make !! ...for now i choose the labrador retriever of course......and the golden retriever...but i also like the noel !!!...ow so difficult to choose........love love love you.....Ria...

Donnie said...

I found you through Lavender Dreams and I'll have to thank her. Love your site. I stopped over to Jan's pages and tell you I just love her Halloween owl ornament. If i don't win the giveaway I have to come back and buy it.

Donnie said...

I'm also a Follower.

Cláudia Murakami said...

Thanks, dear Koralee, for introducing us one more talented soul!!! My favorites are the Christmas beauties!!!
Au revoir!!! Bela.

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I just came back from her site and wow what a talented artist. I love both of the items you will be giving away.

-Danielle

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I follow along.

-Danielle

janet said...

I'm not sure how I found you, but I am so happy that I did. What a lovely blog you have. You had me at the bluebird reference...we keep 5 Eastern Bluebird boxes on our property and get to witness about 30-40 babies fledge each year...so beautiful! Happy to now be a follower. Have a great week.

Janet xox
The Empty Nest

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

Thank you for sharing this amazing Artist with us and what fabulous work she does.
Love the sweet nest building birdies and the sweet glass bottle.
How wonderful you got to meet her.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Suz said...

Those are so charming, Koralee. I just love what she does and I am going to hop over to her store and see what else she has. That is really generous of her!
Hugs,
Suz

Deb said...

Hi Koralee: I think her creations are so pretty and I am one of your very happy followers. I enjoy your daily posts. Hugs, Deb =^..^=x5

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

IT'S THE DRAGONFLY FOR ME!!! Ohhhhhh this is fun to come home to after a wild day at school!!! BISOUS, Anita

Linda said...

I love silhouettes...her owl ornament is lovely!

Jeanne said...

I love Jan's ornaments - especially the Bird in Nest silhouette ornament.
xo
jeanne

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Another great giveaway!
I like the silhouettes of people!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I follow :)

Mystica said...

I like the owl ornament very much. Thank you for this giveaway.

mystica123athotmaildotcom

Susan said...

Love Jan's Angel with Star and anything with a bird silhouette {of course}!
You must have had the most amazing time on your creativity to the max adventure! Thank you for sharing the JOY with us! Hope I can post this comment...tried several times earlier with no luck...fingers crossed!
Blessings!

Susan said...

Success...yippee!!!
...forever follower! :)

Vicki said...

Hello there! I am a new follower.

tales from an oc cottage said...

Oh, so loverly!

m ^..^

Maria said...

More birdies to love ♥
Blessings to you and all your bluebird guests!
*Maria*

NENSA MOON said...

What a nice art work, Koralee!!
Its truly pretty cool!
Hope you always have a blessed day, my good friend!
hugs,
nensa

Nancy H. said...

What a great giveaway and what beautiful work. I love al of the ornaments, especially the Snowman Christmas ornamnets.

Kellie Collis said...

What a lovely giveaway! Enjoy a wonderful day, Kellie xx

tlf said...

Beautiful work. Now a follower.
tlfields@email.com

BEAR's Mom said...

oh so many...lovelies...i can see the word 'bonjour' gracing my desk for all my coworkers to see...thank you sweetie for doing this...you are a ray of sunshine for me today.

xxxxx victoria

BEAR's Mom said...

yes dear i am a follower forever...victoria

A Vintage Chic said...

Koralee, your just so sweet in your offerings this week, and I so appreciate you introducing us to all these wonderful artists!

I love Jan's Halloween & Christmas pieces...and I adore her crown charm...just beautiful!

Thanks again, dear friend!

Julie

A Vintage Chic said...

I love following my friend, Koralee.....

Julie

A Vintage Chic said...

I have your pretty button on my sidebar!

Julie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I am a follower, too! Thanks! ♥

Rebecca said...

I love the button garland made with the silhouette letters! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity, too!

Marilyn said...

I love the silhouette piece with the birds. Just beautiful.

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

What a fabulous shop!!! I love the Halloween designs especially the owl and skeleton. :)

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

I'm a follower! :)

vikki said...

Wow, I so loved the button garlands. Would love to win one of her gifts.

Clandestine Road said...

Thank you for the giveaway opportunity! I love the birds in a nest. How lovely.

Clandestine Road said...

I'm also a follower of the blog!

Chellie said...

Love the Nutcracker and the Birds in a Nest ornaments. Adorable! Thanks for the chance tow in an ornament from Jan Blough - fantastic artist.

Chellie said...

The tiny bottle with the brass tag and secrets inside is so cute. Thanks for the chance to win something from a wonderful artist, Jan Blough.

Not Just a Waitress said...

LOVE the bluebird silhouettes!!
Another amazing artist...you must had the most amazing week of your whole life!! :)

Not Just a Waitress said...

a follower, i am!! :)

Ms. Robinson said...

i adore the halloween silhouettes, especially the witch on a broom....love them...

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I really love that glass bottle although I couldn't seem to find any of those on her website. I also loved her ornaments. The piano one was my favorite.
Blessings,
Marcia

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I'm a follower too :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Becky said...

Im a follower too.;)

kibbygirl said...

Wow... so hard to choose my favorites from her shop! I am loving the vintage looking coffee pot and key but she has some pretty cool halloween images too. I can think of lots of great uses for the owl. The wee bird is too cute as well!

naomemandeflores said...

I absolutely love the Ball Chain necklace, it's adorable!

Camila F.
naomemandeflores@gmail.com

Patty said...

i love the chain link necklace.

Patty said...

i am a follower.

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

i am diligently following :) ...

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

you are posted ~

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

i am LiKinG the words! 'faith' 'welcome' etc
and the darling teapot! of course ~
and do love what you've chosen Koralee ~ lovely
THANK YOU !!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

The eiffel tower is fantastic!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Following.

Lindsay said...

I love the chain link necklace with its skeleton key.

Lindsay said...

I follow you

Jean said...

Oh so lovely. I'm so pleased I follow you. :)

angelina said...

lovely! familiy silouette is nice.

angelina said...

i follow you

angelina said...

tweeted!

Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

Oh my goodness what beautiful products. I adore the lovely little bird silhouette too!!

Thanks for hosting such fabulous giveaways

Bralliz said...

Love the little frame on the fourt pic! xoxo

Bralliz said...

I'm a follower

Bralliz said...

and a follower on twitter :-)

June said...

Jan's artwork is so beautiful! Oh how I wish I could have met her and seen it all for myself. Someday maybe.
hugs

Dawn said...

i follow!

Dawn said...

i tweeted you!

Privet and Holly said...

I would love the
oval horse ornament!!
xx Suzanne

Privet and Holly said...

Follow, follow,
yes I do....!
xx Suzanne

Privet and Holly said...

Your giveaway
is on my sidebar.
xx S.

Tina Eudora said...

I just Love,love,love the treble clef ornament!
Tina xo

Tina Eudora said...

I am one of your happy followers!
Tina xo

My Crafty Little Page said...

Love these silhouettes! :I)Nancy

Carousel Dreams said...

I just love her little owl silhouette - reminds me of the one outside my window who visits me...

Carousel Dreams said...

I am a happy follower x

Henria O. said...

I like the urn with flowers is a lithographed print!
sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

Henria O. said...

I follow via GFC!
sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

SALTBOX TREASURES said...

Lovely giveaway! Love the angel on music ornament!
Thanks for doing such great giveaways!
~ Julie

SALTBOX TREASURES said...

I'm already a follower :)
~ Julie

licha20 said...

Following!
fabulous silhouettes!
Decisions!Decisions!....

licha20 said...

Following!

Decisions!...Decisions!!....oooh
Too beautiful

licha20 said...

Following! ;o

Decisions!...Decisions!!....oooh!!!!

Beautiful art!