Many of you may already know that I started blogging as a way to share a bit about me and my life that is behind the Personalized Sketches artwork that I do. I will be doing giveaways for my 100th post that are for free drawings and for gift certificates to be used for your own Personalized Sketches art.
But today, I am happy to announce a wonderful opportunity for a
$40 CSN gift certificate towards ANY product you can find at CSN online Stores.
(This post ties in with - what was asked to share about - one of the many wonderful things you may find at the CSN stores... & the topic happens to be one of our first purchases...)
...way, way back, in New Mexico...when my hubby and I were mere babies!
~taken on our first Christmas...1982~
I was about 3 months pregnant with Girly~Twirly.
...our tree had strung popcorn strands, a bit of tinsel and a few handmade ornaments.
This photo was taken after our 2nd big home purchase that we made together.
WHAT?Now, let me tell you about one of our first purchases that my hubby and I made as newlyweds......that big ticket item, for us, was a solid oak dining table with 6 chairs.
...Lots of things transpired after that first year of marriage and 1988...(6 years later after Mr. B's flight school in Alabama).
After flight school, we moved to Hawaii, which was my hubby's first assignment as a Blackhawk helicopter pilot...
(taken at the Hilo Airport...we had stayed with his parents a few months until we were able to get military housing on Oahu.)
We were now parents of 2 beautiful little girls...
& owners of an addition to our dining room...
...in the corner of the dining room was a china cabinet that matched perfectly in style and it was also solid oak, although it was bought years later in Hawaii.
(That is Girly~Twirly checking out her uncle after "fixing" his hair with ponytail holders and scrunchies! And Girly~Whirly and I are looking at her creative work that was done on that very patient uncle.)
Now this past June 2010, Girly~Whirly and two of her dear friends/classmates drove down for a week to see a little of Savannah and get a change of scenery to do some studying for their Dental Board exams.
Here is the most recent photo of those two pieces of dining furniture.
I took this photo after our daughter Girly~Whirly and two of her dear friends/classmates left to drive back up to Kentucky. The girls bought me a beautiful bouquet of hydrangeas before they left.
They really have been solid pieces of furniture and have lasted a long time!
Well...we have had the dining table and chairs for 28+ years (almost as long as we have been married!) ....and the china cabinet is about 22 years old. We have had many, many dinner meals with family and friends on this table...crafts...studying...games...etc...
Our tastes have changed some and so my hubby and I have looked at other dining furniture... but we haven't quite decided on anything yet. We may hang on to them...before too long...these will be "antique". haha (I love antiques.)
Here are a few from CSN that I think are very beautiful...
~Trump Home Central Park~
~Sunset Dining Set in Cappacino~
The CSN Giveaway ends next Sunday, July 25th at midnight... & winner will be announced on Thursday, July 29th.
Mandatory entry is:
1. Go to the CSN site (below) and let me know by leaving a comment on the
furniture that you like or is your style.
2. Leave a separate entry, if you follow already or become a follower.
3. Leave a separate entry, if you have my button.
Please be sure to include your email.
(Note: I am waiting to get confirmation that this CSN giveaway opportunity is open only to those in the United States and Canada. But please still participate and I will update if it is open to all.) ***CONFIRMATION--Sorry, but at this time, the CSN online store is offering this giveaway only to those in the United States and Canada.****
Blessings & Aloha!
(Happy Birthday to my dad!!! (July 18th)
& Happy Birthday to our Girly~Twirly aka the Luckiest Mrs.!!! (July 20th).
I will be posting a little about the birthdays
& share some more Personalized Sketches art orders on another post).