Thursday, September 1, 2011

Potpourri Friday Party #1 and Giveaway


Welcome to the first Potpourri Friday Party.
 I am so excited !


Some time ago I discovered this  vintage fainting couch in a second-hand store.  It was sitting there all ugly, covered in dirty royal  blue velvet.  The price was way to high.  I walked.



After thinking about it for a few days, I stopped back by to take another look.  To my surprise, it was marked down 75%…at a price I could not pass up!  Sold.  I called my upholstery guy (no, I was not about to attempt this myself) to have him pick it up and told him I would bring him the fabric.  I gave him my estimate of how much it would take.  Later, he called and said that I had overestimated it and I asked him if he had discovered this fainting couch’s secret.  No.  I told him where to look and a surprised upholstery guy told me my estimate (not his) was correct.

 It was screaming for an animal print!



It has nice curves, a rolled arm and hand carving.




 And a secret!

What could it be??


The Giveaway

In honor of Potpourri Friday Party #1, 2805 is having a Giveaway.  Would you like to have a copy of    Charles Faudree Details


 How to Enter
Please leave a separate comment for each Entry.

1.  Be a friend and follower of 2805 via Google Connect.  Let me know if you are a new follower or if you are already a follower.
2.  Leave a comment.
3.  Post about the Giveaway.
4.  Link up to Potpourri Friday Party #1.  This counts as two entries! 

Party Guidelines:
1.  Be a friend and follower of  2805
2.  Please post the Party Button, located on  the sidebar, or a text link back so that  others can join in the Party Fun.
3.  Since Potpourri is a mixture or assortment, you may link up your creative posts on décor, gardening,  DIY projects,  crafts,  recipes,  thrifty finds,  or photography, etc.  Potpourri is a mixture or assortment.
4.  Please link the url of your post which you are linking, not the url for your blog.
5.  Please visit other guests, just as you would at any other party, leave some comments and perhaps make a few new friends!

Hope you will come back next week!
There will be another Giveaway!

Until next time, Honey

Linking to:
Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Fridays Unfolded  at Stuff and Nonsense









167 comments:

  1. Woo hoo! We're here to party with you! This is so exciting and I think I'm actually the very first link at your very first party. :-) I would absolutely flip if I won that book so consider me entered to win!
    Vanessa

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  2. Oh, and you know I'm a follower here at 2805!

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  3. Oh let me go find a post to link up at your very first party.. love your fainting counch....
    Congrats!
    Sandy
    oh,,, enter me in the giveaway!!

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  4. I'm thinking I see the secret of the fainting couch but not 100% sure. Love it though. Please enter me in your giveaway too. Thanks.

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  5. I'm also a follower I'm sure but can't find it on your blog.

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  6. Ooooh, love that couch!! Are you going to let us in on the secret? I am going to link up my treasure (thrifty find) post so that I can join the party.
    I am already a follower, and I would love to have such a wonderful book to display.

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  7. Hi Honey, I'm all linked up! Yay, for another place to party. : ) I'm already a follower. Thanks for hosting!! Have a fabulous weekend!
    ~ Catie

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  8. Paarrty....Thanks for hosting. linking up....

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  9. I am already your follower....

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  10. I'm a very happy follower:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  11. Hi!
    I am thrilled about your party. Congrats on it being your first. Your fainting couch in the animal print is wonderful! It will be a great focal point of any room, very cool. I am a happy follower.
    Sherry

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  12. I put the party button in my post and in my sidebar with the Friday parties.
    Sherry

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  13. Beautiful piece...love that fabric!!! Hope you have an awesome party...I will go by and do some visiting. Would love to win that book:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  14. I put your giveaway in my sidebar. Thanks for the chances!
    Sherry

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  15. Yeah! Congratulations on the new party and welcome the the Friday Party gals! ;) Hope it was okay we linked up several projects, it was a busy week At The Picket Fence.

    Heather

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  16. I'm excited to be part of your first linky party...thanks for inviting me.It would be wonderful to win that book! Loved your fainting couch with a touch of whimsy!Hugs~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  17. I linked up to your party! Thanks for having us over!
    Sherry

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  18. I'm already your happy follower... thanks for this fun party!~Poppy

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  19. I have linked up to your party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  20. welcome to the party my new friday friend...all linked up!

    alison

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  21. I posted your giveaway on my sidebar!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  22. i am also a follower of your delightful blog...love the new couch too.

    alison

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  23. I'm all linked up! Your party button is in my sidebar with my list of Linky Parties. Thanks again!~Poppy

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  24. Thanks for this new party! Linking up, added your link to my blog and signed up to follow you!
    -Karen

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  25. Oh my, your fainting couch is gorgeous. I love the beautiful wood carvings and the fabric is just way too fun. No, I can't guess the secret, but I can't wait to find out. I am all linked up. Congrats on the party and thanks for hosting. Hugs, Marty

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  26. Congrats on your first friday party.
    I've just linked up...
    Hugs Rosemary...

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  27. I'm also a follower to 2805, sounds mysterious... :)
    Rosemary...

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  28. I'm happy to be joining the very first Potpourri Friday! Thanks for hosting. I love decorating books and would be thrilled to win.

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  29. Thanks for hosting-I love a party!.I am already a follower and girl I love me some Charles Faudree! I would LOVE to win!Your faninting sofa is just to die for-love the fabric you chose.

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  30. The couch looks great, so luxurious!
    I am happy to join your link party. Thank you for hosting it!

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  31. Ohhhh Honey that's one purty fainting couch! Hmmm does it have a secret compartment? I had a very similar one and it didn't hold any secrets at all...Except maybe for some old dead spiders...Yuck!Lol!
    I'm excited about the par-tay! Thanks for hosting. Vanna

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  32. Hi lovely lady.
    Im a old follower and I have your button on my sidebar now.and also your linky on my Blog.
    XXOO Diane

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  33. Wow Girl, look at you, first time out and you're a pro! Great turnout!!! That couch is "divine dahling"! Just linked up, xoxo

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  34. And oh my gosh I WANT that book so bad!! count me in! I'm a follower!

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  35. Hi Honey, happy to attend your first Potpourri Friday party. I am a follower and am putting it on my sidebar. xo,

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  36. Hi Honey! Congrats on hosting your first party! You have a very good turnout. Hey, does the fainting couch have like a trundle-type pull out from below? I am already a follower and would LOVE the Charles Faudree book... he has been one of my favorites for years.

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  37. I hit publish too soon, I love your animal print couch! It is gorgeous!! xo

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  38. Hi..I just linked up.
    Thanks for hosting.
    xoxo bj

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  39. I have been a happy follower for a long time.:)
    Thanks so much for the chance to win this amazing book. I would LOVE to win it.
    xo bj

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  40. I am taking your button to my sidebar.
    xo bj

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  41. Hi! I came over to visit from Jane's blog Flora Doora and I love your blog. I've become a follower and will try to join in your new linky party!

    ~~Linda

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  42. So glad to be here for your inaugural party, Honey! Love your fainting couch now that is in that gorgeous animal print. :-) Sue

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  43. entry #2- I've been a follower for a long time! :-) Sue

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  44. Of course, I linked up for entries #3 and #4. :-) Sue

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  45. entry #5 is because I posted your give-away on my blog. Thanks so much, Honey! xo Sue

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  46. Hi Honey,
    I am already a follower. Thanks for a chance to win that wonderful book.

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  47. Yahoo! Congrats on your 1st linky party. I am posting about your give away on my linky post.

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  48. Excited for your 1st party. Already linked up.

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  49. That fainting couch brings out the animal in me. Love it!

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  50. All linked up~ thanks for hosting!! I just sent you an email! :)

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  51. I've been a follower, how could I not, you have a such a beautiful blog! That fainting couch is gorgeous, I love animal print, in it it's perfect! Thank you so much for the give away chance, I'd love to have a book like this one from such a talented decorator! Have a nice evening. FABBY

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  52. Your couch style is hot in the furniture stores right now. We have been spending a lot of time there shopping for new living room furniture. We finally got it together and our new furniture has been delivered.

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  53. I love the fainting couch and the fabric you chose!! What could the secret be . . . is there a hidden storage compartment underneath? Can't wait to find out and thanks for hosting the party!

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  54. I'd love to follow but I can't find a follower button?

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  55. Great turnout for your first party! I don't need the book. Already have one and love it.

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  56. Thanks for hosting Honey. Just linked up.

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  57. I'm already a follower. You know I love ya.

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  58. Congratulations on hosting your first linky party. I'm in love with your fainting couch, love, love the animal print. I'll look forward to you future parties. Thanks for hosting.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  59. I'm a new google follower and email subscriber so I won't miss a thing. I've already linked up to your party.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  60. Great giveaway! I'm a follower.

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  61. I'm already a follower and I'd love a chance to win the book. I've always loved Charles Faudree!

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  62. Congratulations on your very first party night! I've linked up and am looking forward to visiting the other gals (and guys).

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  63. What a great fainting couch, Honey! Love the fun print! Save the book for someone who doesn't have it since I have it and have nearly worn mine out already! Great giveaway!...hugs...Debbie

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  64. I just joined the party-fashionably late, of course!

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  65. Hey Honey, Love your longe sofa. Is it that its a bench seat? storage underneath?

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  66. I have been a 2805 follower for a while now. Love your blog!!

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  67. I am already following your new blog, cannot wait to see new stuff!

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  68. I've got your new "party" button as well! Love it.

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  69. I will be posting your contest on my blog, very soon. Say in a few minutes!

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  70. Well, I think, last but not least, I am SO EXCITED about your contest!! Cannot wait! Good luck Honey!

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  71. Oh I would love to have that book!
    Thank you so much for inviting me to link up.

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  72. Oh yea! I want this book sooooooooooo BAD! Does this count as extra??? LOL

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  73. I am loving the fainting chaise. Can't wait to see the secret. You are going to tell?
    I am excited to be a part of your first party. I sure seems to be successful. You are very deserving and talented.
    Thanks for you kind words on my bedroom. I am honored for your approval.

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  74. Hi Honey!
    You know I am a follower!
    Does the cushion lift up to reveal a hidden storage area?
    Or is there a hidden drawer in the bottom piece of wood?

    I give up! Tell us please!!!
    :)

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  75. Not sure but I am leaving a separate comment to say that I am a follower. I sure need that book. Bob wouldn't see my face for a couple weeks. LOL
    Congrats on the partee!
    Hugs, Ginger

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  76. Just posted about your giveaway in my sidebar with a button to your blog!

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  77. Congratulations on your first party! Your fainting chaise is gorgeous. Thank you for hosting.

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  78. Oh, what a wonderful giveaway. I am definitely a follower here. ;-) Love the idea of this new party.
    Thanks for hosting. ~ Sarah

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  79. Your fainting couch looks like a comfy place to enjoy some leisure time with a good book. ;-)

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  80. Your giveaway button and link are now on my sidebar. Would love to win this book. Thanks!

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  81. First of all...I LOVE your fainting couch!
    Please sign me up! I have been a follower of yours for awhile!
    Donna

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  82. I am linking up today with your party (even though I posted the wrong darn picture!) and I talked about your meme on my blog! (how many entries am I up to??? I would LOVE that book!) :) :)
    Donna

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  83. I love your fainting couch, Honey! How lucky that you got it at 75%off. I just linked my post....Christine

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  84. I'm a follower. Congrats on such a wonderful turnout for your first party!

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  85. Thanks for the invite to your party. I linked up and now I'm off to start meeting new friends!

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  86. Hi, I just found you and I'm a new follower. Excited for your new linky party!

    Hugs,
    Mary
    http://Redo101.blogspot.com

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  87. I just linked to your new party - what fun! Thanks for the giveaway offer and for hostessing the party!

    Hugs,
    Mary
    http://Redo101.blogspot.com

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  88. Great new party..I'll be sure to join in each week. Thanks for hosting!
    Faye

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  89. I'm now a follower...thought I was but guess I was wrong!!!!

    Faye

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  90. I've also linked up...which I'm sure you already know...but just in case :)
    Thanks!
    Faye

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  91. Hey Honey-

    Please enter me in the giveaway-
    I am excited about your new party.

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  92. Please enter me - I'd love to win that book!

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  93. I've been a follower for some time.

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  94. Wow, what a great party and giveaway! You know I'm a follower! LOVE that fainting couch and what a fabulous find it was! Thanks for hosting!

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  95. Your fainting couch is fab! Great kick off to this fun party! Thanks for hosting :)
    Roselle

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  96. Congrats on your first Potpourri Friday party!!!

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  97. Congratulations Honey! What a super success! So many fun links. Your couch looks fabulous. Can't wait to find out the secret!

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  98. I am already a follower! I linked to your party. Thanks for hosting the party and thanks so much for entering me in your awesome giveaway!
    Sherry

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  99. What a wonderful giveaway! I am now a follower!

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  100. I am already a follower, LOVE Charles!! Deb chedeb5353@hotmail.com

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  101. I love the fainting couch! Deb chedeb5353@hotmail.com

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  102. I love the fainting couch! Deb chedeb5353@hotmail.com

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  103. I finally made it to your party and what a great one!
    I love your fainting couch, love the fabric too!

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  104. Love the couch! Looks like your debut is quite the success, Honey!
    Brenda

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  105. Thank You for Hosting and looking forward to many many more! The couch is great!

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  106. Thanks for stopping by my site. I am a new follower and linked up my Parisian Paneled piece!

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  107. What a nice party! I´m following you and I´m #100 in the entries. :) Thanks for hosting :)

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  108. Hi Honey,
    I just came home and saw your note..and I linked up just in time!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  109. Wow your Potpurri Party, the first one even has been an outstanding success. Congratulations, I have decided not to join you after all as looking at the rules it asks for a creative post, not really News From Italy's scene. Never mind I will sure enjoy calling by some of the other entrants.

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  110. thanks for the invite...looks like a good party!!!

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  111. Thanks for reminding me! I did link up, however, could not put the entire title in the space allotted.

    I feel sure that wooden section of the chaise must be a drawer? :-) I love it and I'm always loving animal prints. So glad you found such a bargain!

    I'm already a follower ~
    xo
    Pat

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  112. Ok, a separate entry to remind you I'm a follower! :-)

    xo
    Pat

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  113. Just became your newest follower...hope you will check me out. Had to pass on the party invite this week, but will be ready for next time.
    jana

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  114. Thanks for having me today at your very first party! What a massive turnout! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

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  115. Hi Honey...

    Ohhhh my goodness...gracious!!! My friend, I just adore your fabulous fainting couch! It's fabulous all dressed up in animal print...love it! Love, love, LOVE her curvy lines and beautiful carvings! And to think...that you passed on her the first time...to go back and she was marked 75% off! It was meant to be!!! Well, I for one, am just dying to know her secret! DO TELL! Hehe!

    Thank you so much for coming by and leaving such a sweet note, my friend! I sooo appreciate the personal invitation to join in with your sweet party too! I have added your button and link to my post! Best wishes on your new blogging party, Honey! I'm sooo very excited for you! And...how very sweet of you to have a gift giveaway in honor of your new party! This is one of Charles Faudree's books that I DON'T have and I would love it!

    Again, best wishes, dear friend!
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  116. Hi Honey...

    Just leaving my second note to say that I have been a very delighted follower of "2805" for quite some time now! I love your blog, dear friend..and love you too!

    Best wishes...
    Chari

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  117. OMG...are you tired of hearing from me yet? Hehe! Just leaving a third note to say that I joined your sweet "Potpourri Party" today! Not sure if I needed to leave a separate note for this or note.

    I'm sooo excited for you, my dear...and your new party! BRAVO!!!

    Love ya,
    Chari

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  118. okay...first im late! had a busy night with the kiddos at work last night & a case conference today.
    Second... I have no clue what I am doing with linking up & stuff.
    third.. I am completely intimidate and gonna skip this one & try to figure things out so I can next Friday...
    scary..
    btw~ does the fainting couch have a secret drawer?

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  119. Hi Honey, love your couch!!! Ok, whats the secret???

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  120. I'm a follower...thanks so much for the chance to win!!!

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  121. Congrats on your first linky party...I'm linked! :)

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  122. Your giveaway is posted on my sidebar :)

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  123. New follower & new blogger here, thanks for the Link Party!
    Bonnie
    www.aweemeenit.blogspot.com

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  124. I've linked two posts, hope that's okay!

    Looks like your party is a smashing success!

    Nancy

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  125. Honey, I so intended to be here for the party today and life took another turn. Looks like you have had a fabulous turnout and I look forward to browsing through the entries this weekend. I hope you have a wonderful Labor Day weekend! blessings ~ tanna

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  126. It's great that you're doing a linky party. That will be so fun for you (and your readers). I've been a follower and would love to win your giveaway. Thanks for offering it!

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  127. I linked up. Great turnout for your party!

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  128. Honey!!!! I am so happy that your linky party is a huge success first time out :D Something went terribly wrong with my picture, but I did get linked-up to your party. I look forward to seeing what others have linked. I will probably have lots of time to play on the computer with all the rain from Tropical Storm Lee we are expecting!

    Thanks for your very generous giveaway. You are the best!

    (((hugs))),

    Ricki Jill

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  129. Just adding a note to thank you again for stopping by my post and inviting me to your Potpourri Party. I would love this book. Any design book and I am there! I enjoyed linking up this week and have joined you as a follower, I hope I did it right. I used teh email link. As I said, I will be back because I love new inspiration and great ideas!

    P.S. Love your choice on fabric!

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  130. I'm a follower! would love this book! Thanks! ♥

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  131. The sofa is incredible! I've been looking for one for my Lady of Shallott inspired bedroom so I know how expensive they can be! The animal print is gorgeous! ♥

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  132. I am a New follower to your Blog. I have never been on a link party but once I listed a Give Away. So this will be nice to have something to link to every week.

    Thanks, Nancy
    coeurdalenegifts.blogspot.com

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  133. Love your New chaise too!!

    Nancy

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  134. Yes, I am linked up!! #131

    I may be back to list a Give Away on my Blog later too.

    Thanks for this Awesome Give Away, I Love that Book!!

    Nancy

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  135. I am following now so I will be back next Friday.

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  136. FABULOUS fainting couch! I'm a new follower too...congrats on entering the party linky world!

    Deborah (happily visiting from
    http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com)

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  137. Thanks for hosting! I followed by email and on pinterest, but I can't see the follow button. I'll try again later. Thanks again!

    Kelli @ TheTurquoisePiano.blogspot.com

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  138. Hi, I'm a new follower - haven't come across your blog before, but it's lovely.

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  139. A leopard skin-covered fainting couch with a secret! How exotic:)

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  140. I'm linked! For now (until I learn more) my posts just show up consecutively on my blog. The one I linked is the most recent post. Not sure if I'm a follower. I am.. but maybe not official. I couldn't locate the spot. I'm pretty sure I know the secret of the couch.
    Sami - the keeper of the pig who has his toes crossed to win the book!!

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  141. Dear Honey,

    I'm so glad to be part of your first Potpourri Friday! Thank you for inviting me. I think I know the secret of your beautiful couch... is also a lovely Trundle Bed.

    Blessings,
    ~Wendy

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  142. Dear Honey,

    I'm a happy follower! :)

    Have a wonderful day!

    Hugs,
    ~Wendy

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  143. Dear Honey,

    I posted your giveaway on my sidebar!

    Best Wishes Everyone!

    XOXO
    ~Wendy

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  144. Hi Honey, Congratulations on such a wonderful party with a great response. I can see this is going to be a hot place in blog land. I am also a new follower to your blog. I have been blogging for a while, but had taken a siesta for some time, and now I am back to blogging. Looking forward to many more parties.
    Hugs,
    Ellen

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  145. Wow, great turnout for a first party!
    Thanks for joining HSH!
    Sherry

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  146. This is the type of party that a next door neighbor might have to call the police to control the crowd...great party..I knew I followed you for a good reason..you know how to throw a great party...of course I will be back next week! This party ROCKS!!!
    Hugs..Shirley

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  147. How fun! I look forward to your next party! I'm your newest follower! Come check us out at
    babblingsandmore.blogspot.com
    Briana

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  148. I Am a follower too! Love your blog! Thanks for having a great give away!JoAnn

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  149. It looks fantastic! I really like the style of this sofa, and the fabric you used for it.

    Kitchen Benchtops

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