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Friday, July 23, 2010

Giveaway Time!

Don't you just love this kind of bounty from the summer garden? I do!

I like all flowers, and telling a favorite would be hard choice! But pink peonies and roses (together with sunflowers and blue hydrangeas) cast such a spell on me!
Here a generous bunch from my garden is arranged in an opulent centerpiece. Starfish, a vintage embroidered tablecloth, a handmade fabric heart, some vintage cups and saucers grace the scene... So summer-y, don't you think?

Today, I am offering two mounted prints of my photographs of your choice from my photography etsy shop to one lucky winner. My prints are fade-resistant, long- lasting and with rich and vivid colors. The watermark won't appear on the prints you receive. They will come mounted on a white standard-sized matte (to allow you to frame them easily!), signed by me on the front, and beautifully wrapped with the utmost care to avoid damage on their travel to you. Please note that the photographs will be cropped to fit the matte to perfection.
To enter, you can be a Pinkie or not, a blogger or not (just leave an email address), a follower or not. No shipping restrictions. Just visit my etsy shop and choose two prints, then come back and leave a comment on this post, telling me the title of the two prints you would like to win and why you chose them! Let's add some fun :)
The winner will be announced next Saturday.
The print below is for the purpose of explanation only, you can choose any photo in my shop!

I want to thank you in advance if you spread the word... feel free to use the first picture in this post for that purpose, if you like it. I will greatly appreciate, even if this is not necessary to be entered in the draw.
Good luck!
Hope you're having a happy Summer, and Happy Pink Saturday everyone!
Monica x.


  1. What a wonderful giveaway. It is hard to pick favorites but if I must. The white flowers on the bench and laundry day.

  2. Yes i know...that white lilac...and that pink roses......the first it looks pretty here in our home..and the roses for my mom of couse...............but?? do you not have a picture of kim??? she is so cute.........i crossed my fingers one whole week !!!! hahahha!..i put a link on mu blog for you........happy weekend love and hugs from me......Ria...and a big huge hug for Kim from my girls and me......am i the first one?? ...

  3. Romantic Roses and White Bench...hands down!!! Love the subtle colors, they would look fabulous in my bedroom side by side. Thanks for this great opportunity to win one of your photographs!


  4. Hi Monica Sweetie...
    What a beautiful share today. I love your floral photos, how breathtaking they are. Peonies and roses have always been two of my favorite flowers. I also love the smell of carnations and magnolias. Grandma always had peonies in her garden. I thought they were so magical. Just beautiful.

    I love the use of the starfish and the litte striped heart in your photos, along with the teacup. The photos are exquisite.

    Thank you for sharing today sweet friend.

    Have a gorgeous Pink Saturday.

    Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

  5. Ohhhh what a dear giveaway from such a talented lady! Your photos are GORGEOUS! My favorites are the English Cottage and September Glory, but I do love each and every one! Have a lovely Pink Saturday! ;)

  6. Hi Monica!
    Thank you so much for the chance to win on your great giveaway!

    I chose:

    1. Small Joys
    2. Summer Bounty (horizontal)

    I chose them because the Small Joy Photo has the ~M~ in it that begins my daughter's name which is MICHELE.. She's a traveling RN.. and is now working in Ca. and I live in Oklahoma.

    I chose the Summer Bounty photo, as Michele's nickname is ~Shel~, and there are some beautiful sea shells, and beautiful starfish in the photo. I also picked this one as I love the roses on the cup/saucer's, and heart that also is in the picture, and the gorgeous pink flowers!

    If I'd happen to be the lucky winner of your beautiful giveaway, I plan on giving this to my daughter Michele..


  7. What a generous giveaway, Monica! :-)

    It was tough, but I chose Abundance and Colorful. Abundance because I wish my garden looked like that! And Colorful because of the gorgeous contrast of the purple flowers with the red/ orange background.


  8. Your Etsy shop is lovely. Good luck!!! You are very talented!
    I would love to win your giveaway. I love the English Cottage Photo simply because I'd love to be there. Happy PS. Stop by my pinks when you get a chance :)

  9. I love Summer Bounty because it's a visual feast of the quintessential summer elements, textures, and colors. Pink Picnic is my second choice because it's delicious, and I'm so there at that lovely picnic!
    Best wishes.

  10. Oh, they are all so beautful...how to choose! I was especially drawn to White Lilacs and Abundance. Why? I simply LOVE white lilacs...my absolute favorite flower because of their intoxicating fragrance. I can smell them just by looking at this photograph. And Abundance because I love to garden more than anything else in the world. But I have developed a severe allergy to heat and can no longer go outside in the summer. I miss my garden terribly and this print would be a way to bring a peaceful and colorful garden inside my home. Thanks for offering a giveaway! I'll visit your blog often. I didn't know about it until a friend posted it on FB today.

  11. How lovely, I'm so glad I stopped by! I can actually smell the delicious scent on your Blog. At your Etsy shop I was immediately drawn to Marshall Point Lighthouse. I would so love to have that above my work table in my studio and be drawn into it each morning as I smile in gratitude for the gift of another day. The peace that envelops me as I gaze at the scene is divine indeed. The other print would be White Lilacs (this is a difficult choice as I could easily accept any of these gorgeous prints) because I didn't know white lilacs existed and I LOVE the color white. Thank you, I'm nurturing this tiny hope inside that says anything is possible (I just might win) ;-) email: designsbylindar@yahoo.com Blog: http://www.designsbylindar.blogspot.com

  12. oh everything is so beautiful in your etsy shop....

    i personally love the laundry day print and the White Bench one as well...

    the monotones and the pinks and greens get me every time!

    please enter me for a chance to win!
    thanks so much!

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  13. Hi Monica...Love all your photos...but I would chose the English cottage and White lilacs..I miss Lilacs! They don't grow in Florida!
    You have a beautiful blog..flowers are very pretty.
    so are the shells.
    Have a great week end and stay cool.

    Smiles and Blessings,

  14. Monica, I would love to be entered in your giveaway! It is so difficult to choose as all your prints a lovely! Romantic Roses and Romantic Pink are my favorites.
    How is your sweet Kim these days? I'm partial to Golden Retreivers...I miss my Kerry so much; she was such a lovely dog!
    Come by for a visit as i've given my blog a fresh look and I am currently working on a new creation!
    Good luck to all who enter your giveaway!


  15. Dear Monica.
    Oh I love all your lovely pictures but if I may choose I would love laundry day and the romantic pink roses........
    It gives me a real summer feeling;)
    So I will cross my fingers you'll never know.
    Fine weekend

  16. your pictures are always lovely. This is a great giveaway.
    I think i like pink picnic and garden tea best because they include 2 of my favourite flowers and mmmmmmmm...they would make me feel warm and sunny just looking at them everyday....food, flowers, outdoors and relaxation..perfect!!!!

  17. What a lovely give-a-way! And, I agree too that you have set up a very pretty and "summery" vignette!

    Happy PS,

  18. Dearest Monica, i miss visiting you here so i came by to have some tea with you on your lovely space! Such a wonderful giveaway!! I adore flowers and really all kinds of flowers too! Your pints are gorgeous and my 2 favorites would be : Summer Bounty. Mounted Fine Art Photograph and Vintage Cups. Mounted Fine Art Photograph! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!


  19. Oh my, all your photographs are stunning! I guess my favorites are "Pink Picnic" (gorgeous, romantic details) and "Romantic Pink" (perfect blooms, so beautifully captured)!
    And also because pink peonies and roses are favorites of mine as well! :)
    Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this wonderful giveaway, Monica! I know I say this almost everytime I visit, but your photographs are incredible!

    Happy weekend,

  20. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway! You have such beautiful pictures... it was hard to chose, but I liked the white lilacs and romantic roses the best. Both pictures have a sense of romance to them and represent my style the best, simple yet romantic. :)
    Have a wonderful Saturday!
    ~ Jo

  21. ooh this is so much fun! I already have my fave two.. one is the English Cottage and the other one is the Summer bounty.. they are so pretty! and do count me in your giveaways! crossing my fingers to win! ;-)

    Happy PS!

  22. They are all so pretty! What a wonderful giveaway! :) I would chose Laundry Day because the colors are just so fresh, it is so beautiful... and white lilacs because I have always love white flowers and I absolutely love the smell of lilacs!! Beautiful work!


  23. In the Studio & Coffee Break are my selections from your exquisite choices offered, Monica.

    What a generous & lovely giveaway. I think I am a follower.

    Have a lovely PINK weekend ~
    TTFN ~Hugs, Marydon

  24. What a great giveaway!!
    Gorgeous photos!!



  25. Monica, what a lovely giveaway !
    All your photos are gorgeous !
    I'd love to enter, not easy to choose, my favorites are 'Pink Picnic' (so soft and romantic) and 'Petals' (wonderful colors).
    I've put a link on my blog to yours.
    Nice weekend,


  27. would have to be Coffe Break and In the Studio mostly because I have a thing for all things purple; my blog is even named " It's Really Only a Purple World".

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  28. hola Mónica,me encanta tu blog y tus fotografias
    que regalo hermoso!!!
    todas las fotos son divinas
    mis favoritos son:
    1-Summer bounty
    2-In the studio
    me encantaria participar,soy seguidor
    publico tu enlace en mi blog,un abrazo
    buen fin de semana

  29. How lovely! I love the laundry day print in your shop!
    Happy PS,
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

  30. This is nearly impossible to do...to choose a favorite. I have to say that the photo I have always just adore is The White Bench. I have loved it since the first time I saw it.
    What a lovely giveaway Monica!!!!

    Your comment was so lovely and I was so delighted that you would leave these words to brighten my day. You are such a thoughtful friend. And a talented one!!!!

  31. I've been searching for photography blogs and am delighted to have found yours! And how lucky am I to have a chance to get in on your giveaway! I would choose (if I'm even luckier to be a winner) The White Bench or White Lilacs. Mostly because I love all things white and because I've tried to grow white lilacs many times with no luck!

    I may be new here but you are now on my favorites list and I'll be back! You make beautiful photos!

  32. Hello Monica :) What beautiful pictures you have, and what a wonderful giveaway! Hands down my favorite is Pink Picnic!! Absolutely beautiful! Love the pink basket, the gorgeous pink flowers, and the sweet rose china cups!

    Happy Pink Saturday to you!

    Warmest hugs, Brenda

  33. Hi Monica,

    What a very generous and lovely giveaway.
    I enjoyed looking through your Etsy shop and what a lot of beautiful treasures you have there.
    They are all gorgeous and so hard to choose two and I love them all, but my favourites are Pink picnic and In the Studio.

    Have a happy weekend

  34. How could you choose??? And your offering 2!!! I think....but I'm not sure..... that Laundry Day and Romantic Roses are my favorites! Can you tell I REALLY like your photos?

  35. Monica, they are all beautiful. My favorite is Romantic Mounted and The White Bench, I have been lucky before so if I won and you wanted to pick someone else I would understand, hugs to you. Hope you are well and enjoying the summer. too hot for me....remember I love the snow. hugs.

  36. Oh so sweet and calming. Love your work!

  37. your photos are tres beautful!!! such loveliness

  38. Those peonies are so beautiful, and remind me of the ones that used to grow at my Mom's house! I remember pushing my face into the flowers and trying to smell them when I was little, because they were sooo big! Thank you you much for a chance to win your gorgeous prints!
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  39. THank you for letting me know of your pretty giveaway!! I posted one of the photos on my sidebar and your link for your giveaway . I need to work on a new post and will mention it there too.

    Lovely blog!

    bee blessed

  40. Who would ever have thought that choosing not 1, but 2 wonderful prints could be so difficult? I love Coffee Break and In The Studio because of the beautiful colors, but I so want to go on that Pink Picnic and have tea at the English Cottage. I would be thrilled to have any of your photos, and will be visiting your shop soon. Thanks for the giveaway and for sharing your lovely work with the world.
    g boston 43 at gmail dot com

  41. Waaaait for me! :) Okay, I'm here :)!

  42. I would pick Marshall Point Lighthouse because I live near the water and this pictures just seems to say walk out here and relax. The next would be summer bounty. Love pink it's my favvvorite color and the sea shells are one of my passions. You picutes are beautiful. They are just the way I feel.

  43. What a fun giveaway. All of your pictures are AMAZING. It is hard to just pick two.
    My fav's are White Lilacs and The White Bench.
    As you can tell I love White.

  44. Happy Pink Saturday, Monica.

    Thank you for this generous giveaway opportunity. All of your images are always exquisite.

    I believe I would choose Laundry Day and Romantic Roses.

  45. Monica, I love these SO much. I just won a couple of giveaways, and I've been trying to give others a chance. BUT since it's my birthday week, I think I might just have to put my name in the pot. I love everything you do, but if I'm forced to choose it would be White Lilacs. We don't have those flowers here, and I think they are lovely.

    Hope you will drop by and enter my drawing as well.


    Sheila :-)

  46. Hello dear friend, I love the chance of owning a Monica original. I love them all but the two I would choose are, Marshal Point Lighthouse and Abundance. Also any photo of sweet Kim!! I awoke to a disaster this morning the elk got in and destroyed a lot of my veggie garden and pulled up some flowering plants. You do not want to hear what I said. It wasn't very lady like. LOL Hugs, Sharon

  47. What a wonderful giveaway! The first thing that caught my eye was Romantic Roses. Just gorgeous! The next was Laundry Day. Love the colors, very striking. Fingers crossed! Belated Happy PS.
    Licks & Wags, Niki

  48. Garden Tea and The White bench...your photos are just amazing. Thankyou for the opportunity to win.
    Alicia xx

  49. Hi Monica,
    Such a lovely gift! Thank you..
    Please put my name into the hat. I adore "Small Joys" because of the gross stitching "M" M is also for my last name and middle name.
    "September Glory" for the old cottage and the beautiful RED flowers.
    Fingers crossed!
    Big hugs, Elizabeth

  50. Hi there!
    My favorites are the Garden Tea and The White Bench...the reason I love them best is the peaceful, gentle feeling they evoke. I could just stare at them endlessly! I think they could be my "secret escape" when I need to de-stress! And of course the purity of the whites are to die for. Thanks so much for considering my entry! My blog is www.ashabbymomentintime.blogspot.com and my email is karenpalmerhome@yahoo.com
    Be blessed,

  51. The two pics I would choose if I were lucky enough to win would be English Cottage and Pink Picnic. I love these because I would love to live in that cottage and every weekend have a pink picnic with my grandaughters.




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