May 19, 2011

Place Of Shelter & GiveAway!


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A GIVEAWAY for you...
Thanking you all for your love and support, you are the best of friends and you stand out!
In this beautiful journey of artfully blogging with all of you, and the many beautiful comments you have all left me on my perfectly imperfect works of art I thank you from the depths of my soul. I am offering One of my hand painted shelter signs on solid vintage Mahogany signed by me it measures 22" x 5"1/2 x 1" It hangs by an aged foggy gray chain to one winning friend, I wish I could whip one up for each and everyone of you.

That little bird has chosen his shelter. Above it are the stars and the
deep heaven of worlds. Yet he is rocking himself to sleep without
caring for tomorrow's lodging, calmly clinging to his little twig,
and leaving God to think for him.
-Luther

I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings. Psalm 61:4


You may post up to 3 random comments for a chance to win, winner will be announced on 5-27-11
All you need to do to enter is leave up to 3 seperate comments...
(1.) Become a follower if you are not one already, and comment that you follow.
(2.)Post my GiveAway button below on your blog site, and for a 3rd entry...
(3.)Comment me as you always do telling me something about your Place Of Shelter.

"Inspiring a soulful place of shelter"

170 comments:

Sweet Young Journey said...

What a beautiful little sign and a thoughtful giveaway! I love your blog!
Have a great weekend!
: )
Cheryl

It's Just Me said...

Your sign is so beautiful. You're such an inspiration, thank you : ) My Place of Shelter is actually a emotional shelter and that's my hubby's arms. He ALWAYS makes me feel safe.
I placed your giveaway button on my sidebar : )
Thank you again~
Cheers
Deanna

Sandi said...

I definitely am a follower of yours! I love your beautiful creativity! Thanks for the chance to win.
Blessings~

Ozma of Odds said...

...well now,
you know i'm one of your delighted followers:)

Sandi said...

I posted your beautiful giveaway on my blog! Thanks again for the wonderful giveaway!!
Blessings~

Ozma of Odds said...

~ and my place of shelter ~
although a temporary nest at the moment,
is fluffed and fluffed
until it is everyday romantic and full of love and snuggly-buggly comfort for my dear ones:)
xo, Rosemary

suzeeez said...

I love your sign, it's just beautiful. Please include me in your give away. I am already a follower and I will post this on my sidebar.

My shelter from everything is my little old home from 1891 and my garden included which I call "my haven". I always feel safe and like I'm in my own little world when I am home.
your sign would look just perfect and also explain that special feeling I get each time I come HOME.
:o) Sue

Karen said...

Love your blog and have been a follower for quite awhile. :)
Karen

Karen said...

Have your giveaway on my sidebar!
Karen

Karen said...

My place of shelter is my best friend in the whole entire world, my sole mate of 28 years this month, my wonderful husband Mark. He is my safe place and my comfort. When we are together, no matter where we are, he is my shelter.
Thanks for this beautiful giveaway.
Best~
Karen

Jo Farmer said...

Your sign is so beautiful. You are truly blessed. My place of shelter has always been my home so your sign would look perfect placed just above the front door. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity.
Jo x

awal.ny said...

I am already a follower.

awal.ny said...

My place of shelter, is comforting, white, has my personal touches all over from my creative hand.

Beach House Living said...

Another beautiful work. I would say my shelter is wherever my loved ones are.

It's Just Me said...

Howdy Dore, I have been loyal follower for some time now. I would LOVE to hang your beautiful sign in my bedroom. Thank you for such a sweet giveaway
: )

It's Just Me said...

I happily posted your button on my sidebar : )
Cheers Dore ~
Deanna

Pamela said...

Hi Dore! I've been thinking about you! (your twin here lol )
Yes i am a happy happy follower!!! I'll be back to comment again!
I love this sign! Oh that' Stones song is going through my head now...give me shelter!!!!

Pamela xo

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh Dore',
It is truly beautiful!!! I would love to win one of your fabulous creations!!
Have a great night.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

I am of course a long time follower and will put your giveaway on my sidebar.
Melinda

Debby said...

I am a follower and would love to win this sign.

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

My place of shelter has always and will always be with my husband. He is my soft and solid place to land after a long day, and he is my best friend. He always makes me feel safe and loved!
Sincerely,
Melinda

Debby said...

My home is full of the things I love. Comfy and cozy. I feel safe and warm in my shelter.

Deborah said...

Dore,
I love your shelter sign..just beautiful.
Im a happy friend and follower ..and would love an opportunity to win this gorgeous giveaway..thank you so much!

Deborah xo

Deborah said...

Posted your giveaway on my sidebar!

Deborah xo

Deborah said...

My place of shelter is none other than in His heart...leaning on His Beloved Breast xo

Deborah xoxo

Sarah said...

My place of shelter is any quiet place I can find to meditate on God and let him refresh me!!

Sarah said...

I've put your giveaway button on my blog!

kerrie of sea cottage said...

Sweet sweet Dore...I will be posting your givaway on my blog. I am completely exhausted...trying to understand the Cal grants my Gracie got for college and getting her registered for classes(which are already all full!). So I will return to leave my other two comments when I can think. I love you. ox

Pamela said...

Okay Dore my place of shelter is in my kitchen with my pets at my (mostly under!) feet cooking for my son and hubby and yes a bottle of good wine and music flowing through the air!!!

Pamela xoxo

Julie Johnson said...

Beautiful. I love your sign..and have happily been a follower for awhile now. My place of shelter is here in this home...where I try daily to create a place of refuge for our family and friends.

Heaven's Walk said...

Dore - you are such an inspiration to me. Your words, your art.....all such a blessing! I have been a happy follower of yours for a while and look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work! ♥

xoxo laurie

Heaven's Walk said...

Posted your awesome giveaway on my sidebar, Dore! Thanks for the opportunity to win! ♥

xoxo laurie

Heaven's Walk said...

My shelter is my time with God. Closing my eyes and just waiting to hear his voice in the quiet of the moment... ♥

xoxo laurie

Michle said...

I love your sign. Please enclose me in your giveaway. My shelter is my back yard garen.

Michle said...

I am a follower of your blog.

Sizzle and Zoom said...

I follow you blog and I am a big fan. Love your artwork.

The Sterling Cherub said...

(1.) What a beautiful giveaway, Dore! Your artwork is so gorgeous and soulfully inspired, I've been an admirer for a long time. And this one, with sweet little bird? *SWOON!* So wonderful!

Yes, I am a follower!

Best,

Kimberly

The Sterling Cherub said...

(2.) Ok, I have posted your give-away button on the top right side of my blog!

Good luck to everyone who enters this wonderful give-away!

The Sterling Cherub said...

(3.) My place of shelter, in the literal sense of the word -- meaning, to me, "home" -- is my private, peaceful sanctuary that I share with my kitties (my saying is "Home is where the kitties are!"). My dream place of shelter is a simple abode near the coast, not necessarily fancy, but a place filled with the things I love that speaks of the people and places I love. One day I hope to have my dream home, but in the meantime, my place of shelter will be wherever my kitties are!

Best,

Kimberly

Christel Hutson said...

Dear Dore, since the day I was lucky enough to have found your blog (thanks to our mutual wonderful friend Anita Rivera) I have been thrilled to follow you! Your work is exquisite! I can't imagine anyone not describing your art as perfect! xoxo Christel

Christel Hutson said...

I will be happy to post your giveaway on my blog!Please enter my name, a chance to win one of your beautiful creations is wonderful! xoxo Christel

Christel Hutson said...

Dore, my place of shelter would have to be my small little studio, I call A Far Place. When I named my studio, this was the very essence of where my art takes me..a secret place, of imagination, wonder, and yes..shelter. XOXOX Christel

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Oh you know I'm a follower~Cheers Me xox

WhiteWhispers2u said...

My place of shelter is a mess right now trying to paint and pickling cabinets as well as my grandsons toys allover ugh! ~Help Me

WhiteWhispers2u said...

I will blog about your fabulous lil treasure giveaway and I know I already have one of these lil signs I had you make me but I would sure take another for our beach house~Cheers Me xox

Marlene said...

Hello Dore!! My place of shelter is the beach, the ocean and the sky...I can sit there and feel totally at peace.. but then you too find peace there..I jsut know it! take care my friend! Marlene

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH!!! YOU KNOW I AM A FOLLOWER dearest! COUNT ME IN!!! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My place of shelter is not my home; it is in the eternal power of the MOST HIGH.....Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

AND I AM POSTING YOUR GIVEAWAY ON MY SIDE BAR NOW!!!! Anita

retrorevival.biz said...

Dore, please enter me! Ooooh, how I would love to hang this lovely art in our home! Our home is my shelter ~ filled with love, serenty and peace:)

Thank you posting such a wonderful giveaway. Please visit my blog ~ I too am doing a giveaway and would love for you to enter:)

~Cindy
www.RetroRevivalBiz.blogspot.com

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Dore,
Love your shelter sign it is beautiful! My place of shelter is my home and garden.Thank you for the chance to win a piece of your art work.
Have a wonderful day.
Hugs,
Marie

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

You know I'm a follower:)

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Now I'm off to put your giveaway button on my SB.
Good luck to all!
Hugs,
Marie

Lisa said...

I am a Follower :)

I previously splurged on your hand-painted trays.
One of the best purchases I've made in a long while. Gorgeous.

I've been so wanting a shelter sign to go with my tray/wall art but sad current circumstances prevent me. So hoping I win. :)

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Love your Shelter sign...
Wherever my husband is...is my place of shelter...
usually it's home! :)
Thank you for a chance!
:)

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Of course I am a follower and you are on my bloglist...:)

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

I will put your give away on my sidebar!
:)

Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Dore ~
That is so beautiful!! I would love
to be entered in your giveaway!

xoxo
Lori

Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

I have been a follower of yours for awhile :)

Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

My place of shelter is in the arms of my Heavenly Father :)

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

Of course I follow Dore!

XO

Sandy

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

Couldn't live without my streamside studio bolthole. Period.

xo

Sandy

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

Put the button on me blog. Will be on a workcation till Tuesday 31 May in case I win!

xo

Sandy

Mechelle said...

Beautiful Sign!! and Love the bird cage with tin plate bottom!! You are insperational! Stop by and see me I need to talk to you and also, I have vendor space available, so let anyone you know thats looking for space. Thanks!!! I'll see you and talk to you soon.

Sea Witch said...

I have just found your blog through one of my favorite blogs...Sea Cottage. So enjoyed reading your posts and looking at your work. I am now a new follower and would love to participate in your giveaway. Sea Witch

re:Inspire said...

Oh how wonderful you are giving away one of my favorite signs that you so lovingly create! Please count me in...already a follower as you know!!
Lisa

re:Inspire said...

My place of shelter is my home...my safe place...my comforting and cozy nest!
Lisa

kerrie of sea cottage said...

Dore...we do need to walk on sea's hem together someday. Thank you for your kind words on your link above. I am honored to just be called your friend. I got some rest and am feeling more myself this morning. I remembered I wanted to tell you that YES you could make that wire lantern I featured on the Grad post!!!! You are the ONE I thought of when I first saw it. Really you should make some and sell them in your shop. I am behind in getting everything ready to open shop...so much to do in helping Grace graduate and now register for classes in college. So far she is registered for three Art classes(wait listed for all of them). Math and Eng are closed. She is trying to take an Anthro or science class. Then there is all the forms and red tape to go through in order to get the Grants and scholarships she was awarded. It is enough to make you want to give up. It was enough to make Grace cry. In June she gets to go on a trip with my parents to Nebraska to visit our many relatives. She is so looking forward to it! She will take the train home...which will be an adventure in itself. Seaful wishes to you this weekend! ox Kerrie

re:Inspire said...

Added a link in my side bar! Thanks sweet Dore!
Lisa

Tammy said...

Hi! I've been a follower for sometime now...your blog is wonderful and so inspiring! I love the sign and am thrilled a the chance to win it! Thanks!
Tammy :-)
Junk Wild

Tammy said...

Posting the giveway to my sidebar as well!
Tammy
Junk Wild

High Street Cottage said...

Hi Dore, I'm already a follower of your charming blog. I don't enter too many giveaways but this one, well. Birds are my favorite of God's creatures. And I know exactly where I would hang this pretty piece.
My shelter, well, it's where I feel safe, the haven I return to each and every day. It's the place I hang my hat, and land into the arms of the one I love. Home. xxx

High Street Cottage said...

Oh p.s., I've placed your advert for the giveaway at the top of my page. xxx

Kate said...

Hi Dore
I am a follower thought I already was LOL:))

xo
Kate

Kate said...

Dear Dore
Your work is simply stunning and truly beautiful My place of Shelter is a compass of love, my faith,family and my home.

xoxo
Kate

michelle said...

Dore you signs are so beautiful, thank you for the chance to win a piece of your heart. I am a happy followers.
I hope you are having a wonderful week.
Blessings.
XO

michelle said...

My place of shelter is down by the water, a place that I can let my soul be free and imagine all the possibilities that life has to offer.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Oh my...what a beautiful giveaway...I'm a happy follower of your awesome blog.

Blessings,
Linda

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

What a lovely giveaway. Please count me in. I thought I was already a follower, but wasn't. BUT I am now! Thanks for the chance.

Hugs,
Judy

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

My place of shelter is my home of 15 years...sooooo many wonderfuls memories we have here and still have more to come.

Blessings,
Linda

Janny said...

What a long lsit of comments do you have!
You know I think you don't know I am the same person from the blog "ma roulotte" and the paper roses you saw on the blog of Mariette!
I like the french brocante style of your furniture,

Have a nice weeekend,

janny

Becky C said...

Hey sweet Dore! I would absolutely LOVE to have this gorgeous hand painted sign :) You are certainly talented. It's a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance~
Blessings
Becky C

Becky C said...

I've been a long time follower, too :)
Becky C
Buckets of Burlap

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Dore ~ thank you for the chance to win this beautiful work of art!
My shelter is with my husband who always makes me feel safe and loved!

A Cottage Muse said...

And I have been a very happy follower!

Valley Art Project said...

Very nice sign(Art piece), just beautiful!

Valley Art Project said...

....and I am a follower.

French Basketeer.com said...

Dore, what a beautiful giveaway...you are supremely talented!! I'm a follower of course, and this week I will say that a house in the French countryside is my shelter! I wish I were there...big sigh...wishing you a lovely weekend~

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

Your sign is beautiful. The winner will be very lucky indeed! (Hope-it's-me-hope-it's-me-hope-it's-me....) :-)

James-Linda said...

BEAUTIFUL SIGN THAT SPEAKS TO MY HEART TOO!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

cmoh said...

I have been a follower for some time now and every single one of your posts is beyond beautiful!

cmoh said...

I've added your lovely giveaway to the sidebar on my blog.

cmoh said...

When you originally posted these signs I immediately fell in love with it and added it to my Wish List. Every now and then I stop by your Etsy store to make sure there is still one available. I think it would be perfect for my Studio door.

Your work is beautiful! Thank you for offering it and sharing it with us.

Caroline

Tiff said...

Your signs are so so stunning. X

Theresa said...

I am your newest follower~ the sign is so sweet, I love it! xoxo

Theresa said...

Your button has been added to my sidebar, thank you for the chance!

Theresa said...

My place of shelter would be home with my family, when I am blessed enough to have all of my children home with us I am at my happiest. xoxo

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

I'm already a happy follower of your beautiful blog...and that sign is just exquisite! Thanks for the chances to enter.
Blessings & Hugs,
Karen

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Dore,
I added your button to my side bar. Thanks for the chance!
Blessings & Hugs,
Karen

Victoria said...

Oh my goodness Dore, I along with the other gazillion people would love to win this!!! I am already a follower:)

Victoria said...

My place of shelter is in my wonderful husband's arms:) Home is wherever he is.

Fishtail Cottage said...

Awe - i love this sign! I am a follower! xoxo, tracie

Fishtail Cottage said...

Your giveaway is on my sidebar! oxox

Fishtail Cottage said...

My sanctuary is when i can be tending my garden...place of peace for me! xoxo, tracie

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Dore,
And lastly...my place of shelter is in the arms of Jesus...my rock and strong tower!
Blessings & Hugs,
Karen

Tara said...

Gorgeous,sweet and sentimental..Love your work, it is amazing..xx

Tara said...

I'm a very happy follower..xx

Tara said...

Back again,I've popped your button on my sidebar...Fingers crossed..xx

JACK AND GEORGIE said...

My place of shelter is a nest I never cease to feather...making sure it has all the comforts that me and my king pigeon need for a cosy place of peace and rest...using talented bower birds like yourself as a constant source of inspiration. Jacqueline xx

Lisa said...

My place of shelter - currently isn't a happy place. Trying to make it more joyful in teensy bits. A long road ahead.

saltbox treasures said...

Hi Dore, Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece with us. I am already a follower :)!
Would love to have a this beautiful art created by you.
~ Julie

saltbox treasures said...

Hi Dore, I love the scripture you quoted. My shelter is in the Most High God and in the family and friends he has placed close to my heart.
Your art is so peaceful and inspiring. Thank you so much for this beautiful giveaway!
~ Julie

saltbox treasures said...

Your giveaway is now posted on my side bar. Thanks so much!
~ Julie

Rustic and White said...

My goodness, I have just become your newest follower, and had no idea what I have been missing. Your blog is absolutely lovely. Looking at your beautiful work and reading your thoughts make me feel warm inside. Thank you so much for that:o)
Cheers,
Carrie

a beach house in Montana said...

HELLO IM A NEW FOLLOWER OF YOURS COMING FROM SEA COTTAGE I HAVE LOOKED AT YOUR BLOG MANY TIMES A ALWAYS LOVE WHAT YOU HAVE DONEI ALSO HAVE PLACED YOUR BUTTON ON MY SIDE BAR AND AS A SHELTER OF MINE WELL A YEAR AGO WE LOST OUR DREAM BUILT HOME TO FORCLOSURE BUT WITH THE LORDS HELP AND A VERY COMPASSIONATE MAN WE BOUGHT ANOTHER HOME AND HAVE SINCE THEN TRYING TO MAKE IT A HOME TO BE PROUD OF BUT WITH THE WORD SHELTER I WOULD HAVE TO SAY MY SHELTER IS IN THE ARMS OF THE LORD HE GIVES ME COMFORT AND KEEPS ME SHELTERED FROM ALL OF LIFES SORROWS XOXO SHERRI

Queen Bee's Musings said...

Beautful scripture. Great notes

Queen Bee's Musings said...

Yes I do enjoy hour blog very much also!

Denise said...

Followed! =)

Denise said...

Posted on my blog!

http://mamaison-denise.blogspot.com/

Denise said...

My home is my place of shelter, specifically my boudoir. Also, I consider my roots in Louisiana. I always feel grounded when I go home for the holidays. I love that feeling, especially since I am 1000 miles away. =)

Jamie said...

This is absolutely beautiful. I have a lovely spot for it at the cabin! Jamie V in MT
http://rem-nants.blogspot.com
amzanioli@yahoo.com

Jamie said...

I have also become a follower! Jamie V in MT
http://rem-nants.blogspot.com
amzanioli@yahoo.com

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Doré,
Wow, I didn't think I would find the end - fabulous giveaway. Your signs are always so beautifully done. Of course I am a follower, and if I am lucjy enought to win I would pass it along to a friend in the US.
Thank you for your sweet visit, it is always a big treat to hear from you.
WIshing you a good week,
Mimi

Burlap Luxe said...

Mimi,

Votre beauté en toutes choses français parviennent à mon âme toujours la meilleure source d'inspiration.
xox
Dore
Thank you for your grace Mimi, and the beauty you show us all.

The Chateau of Remnants said...

I am a new follower!
Blessings
xoxo
Renee

blessedmom's simple home said...

A beautiful sign, and such a sweet giveaway Dore!
I'm a follower of your sweet blog :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

sandra said...

Love your blog and adore all of your bird-ie treasures. Your signs are so pretty as I love any thing that has a bird on it! Your scripture is heavenly :))

Faded Charm said...

I'd love to be entered to win one of your beautiful creations. I love your work:-)

xoxo
Kathleen

Faded Charm said...

I'm also posting your giveaway on my sidebar right now.

xoxo
Kathleen

Jenni said...

Hello Dore~

What a beautiful and generous giveaway! You are so thoughtful! I would love the chance to win and thank you so much for the opportunity. :) Now, my place of shelter...it would have to be in my kitchen first thing in the morning, with my cup of hot coffee. And all is right with the world. :)

How was your weekend? I hope it was a wonderful one, and that you have a great Monday, too! :)

Blessings,
Jenni

Jenni said...

AND I follow you! :)

la Brocanteuse said...

Good luck dear friend for you have a huge task ahead..to choose a winner for your beautiful handpainted sign. may it be a blessed day doing so! sorry that it is late, but will gladly and proudly add your button to my blog.I am already a winner since I can follow your blog, be inspired with what you do and you are one of my must have/do in my shelter-my everyday time with my fellowbloggers. hugs Colette ~ Afrique du Sud

marmee said...

following~!

marmee said...

posted a link on my blog!

marmee said...

my place of shelter is our home in the country ~ dash home farm.

http://thingsilove-marmee.blogspot.com/

Bringing Pretty Back said...

I love this and I am a follower!!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

time worn interiors said...

OMGooness! I almost missed this! I would be honored to hang some of your lovely art in my home! Thanks for the chance to win!
Tot

time worn interiors said...

I am already a follower!
Tot

Aluminum Nest said...

I am a newbie! My shelter is my Aluminum Nest- A Gulf Stream Camper parked next to my parents river home. I am on a journey to heal from my past, restart my career and raise my two little girls.
But having said all that HE IS MY SHELTER. Psalms 5:11-12

Shel said...

I'm a new follower...what an adorable sign.

thanks for the chance.

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

I added your giveaway picture/link to my right sidebar
http://auntiethesis.blogspot.com

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

My place of shelter is the corner spot of my attic office/craft room. It's the only room in the house that's totally "mine" and the place where I go when I want to find a bit of peace.

shel704 at aol dot com

Kathy said...

Your site is lovely, easy on the eyes. I can see why our feathered friends find shelter with you. I am excited about following you, fly over and visit me. Talk about a new baby chick, one week with my first and only blog. I am loving it, I just need to get the kinks out.
Blessings, Kathy

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Dore!
Oh my gosh, what a GORGEOUS giveaway!! This sign is perfection--and I love the Bible verse...You always inspire me, dear friend! How was New York?
XO
Cindy

Shabbyfufu said...

Hi Dore,

Thank you for the visit as I don't think I have been here before and it's nice to find you!

My shelter is definitely my home....love my nest:-).

Let me follow and I'll be back with another comment. See you soon...xo

Shabbyfufu said...

Following! Come follow me if you aren't already....xo, Janet

Zuzu said...

Such a lovely giveaway, Dore!!! You know how I love birds. :)
Wishing you a lovely day,
~ Zuzu

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH DEAR...DID I MISS THIS?????PUT ME IN, PLEASE, PUT ME IN and I am a faithful follower, but like you, I am having such a hard time keeping up with everything at school and blogging!!! OH SWEET FRIEND, THANK YOU FOR VISITING ME IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR BUSY LIFE! Forgive me for not coming sooner; you are on my blog roll, but I think I missed this one!!! LOVE TO YOU, Anita

Burlap Luxe said...

Cher ami Anita
Je vais vous voir à Paris 5.28.11
me chercher dans ma robe, je vais porter un sourire pour votre événement qui ravira tous les participants.
xoxo
Dore

See you in Paris! a party to remember !!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh ma belle; tu vas enchanter les invitées de ta beauté et gentillesse! Porte la robe ROSE et je te reserverai une siège spéciale pour cette fête!!!! A BIENTÔT!!!! Anita

Jo Farmer said...

Forgot to mention that I am already a follower... Thanks again x

Sweet Young Journey said...

I added your giveaway to my sidebar! Thanks for reminding me to come back : )
hugs,
Cheryl

Sweet Young Journey said...

I'm a follower on your blog and would love a chance to win one of your creations. So lovely!
Cheryl

MamaNeeds2Blog said...

Ok - brand new follower here!! love your site - gorgeous!!

MamaNeeds2Blog said...

oh, and, I added you to my blog's sidebar, too!! Thank you for the opportunity! :)

VERBENA.... NESTED TREASURES said...

Hello dear, sweet, lovely, gifted Dore.its always great to hear from you. I know I don't visit much..been away den blogging...I am so proud of all you have done...maybe proud is not the correct word...more like amazed, happy...you are special to me..& give all of us beautiful shelter in our hearts.xo Laura

Zuzu said...

I am back, Dore! OK - a little comment about my place of shelter:

A 375-square-foot cottage, designed & built by my husband and myself a few years ago, decorated with French & English style furnishings, with vintage & garden accents ~ little bird nests, garden rabbits, pressed botanicals, old jars filled with wildflowers, etc. But the best part is that this little cottage is surrounded by old growth forest, and we share this place of shelter with little birds, deer, rabbits, and chipmunks. Which is why I call my blog 'A Cottage In The Woods'. :)

Thank you for inviting us all to enter your sweet giveaway, Dore.

Hugs,
Zuzu

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

I am now following you, and would love to be entered into your giveaway!

Stop by and visit with me sometime! Oh, and before I go, I just wanted to comment on your gorgeous daughter pictured on your sidebar! She looks like Sara Evans! Beautiful!


Ciao Bella!

CREATIVE CARMELINA

Elizabeth Maxson - Creative Entrepreneur said...

Hi Dore!

Oh, this is the second time I tried to comment! My email is acting up and I can't find your email you sent me. I stopped by to peek really quick, but my "quick peek" turned into a long drool. :-) I LOVE the details! I admire those who can do "decorative art" I never learned how to do that...yours is beautiful! Of course, I love the colors-my favorite.

I think we were separated at birth - I will take your birthday, over mine... I would be younger then!

Just a lovely post!

Big hug,
Elizabeth

Style Attic said...

You haven't lost me! I'm still here following and always will be!!! I want this, I think it's got my name already painted on it.... :) XO, Kelly

Style Attic said...

My shelter (although I have many) would be the right side of my brain. I completely live in it and dive even deeper into the creative hemisphere when I need to redirect and recharge my spirit :) XO, Kelly

fluerdelyis said...
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fluerdelyis said...

I am a new gfc follower as Chris.
I have come to your lovely blog via of Fishtale Cottage.
Your Inspired Shelter Sign is very sweet.
I like what you wrote and it makes me think of these scriptures: Which focus on depending on God.

Matthew 6: 25-27
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life

and
Matthew 6:34
34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Kindly,
Chris
treehouse.queen18 (at yahoo dot com)

fluerdelyis said...

God is my shelter.
He has provided to me a humble home filled with
a wonderful Husband, the gift of a child and a sweet dog who loves to lay around in the garden.

John 11:25 (New International Version)

25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;

Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.

Kindly,
Chris
treehouse.queen18 (at yahoo dot com)

Cat & Cricket said...

Ahh.. I have been dying for the GYPSY one you had..or maybe still do!
I am a follower and have been!
Smiles~
Cricket @ gypsea nurse

Cat & Cricket said...

Button is going on gypseanurse.blogspot

Cat & Cricket said...

NNow the tricky question....
SHELTER..
It has been a very tough year for me....
Both parents seriously ill..
ugly divorce...
horrid in laws...
spinal surgery due to patient attack ( I work Psych lockdown)
So shelter to me is..
PEACE.
Take all your money, the houses, the cars, companies.. sign the papers and let me go to my little haven in Florida by the sea with my little pirate and mermaid in training..
That is my shelter... my safety.. my love...
And soon..my peace....
Thank you.
Cricket

Okio B Designs said...

Love that piece! Coming over from Common Ground and your newest follower. So funny b/c I was the Pottery Barn outlet today and I fell in love with a shelf similar to that!

Jeanine

joanny said...

Hello Dore:

Love your creations, and the quotes from Luther and the psalms, I wonder if you picked the small little house wren for your signature as I did mine years ago when I had a floral business called "Bird Hill Gardens" on every piece I placed a small bird tucked in somewhere.
I cannot help but to reflect on the adobe of the small house wren & how he survived the frost of winter when all he had were the shining stars and lofty dreams of spring to kept him warm. Hearing them sing in the trees - reminds me how grateful I am for my home.

Joanny

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