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.
What could it be??
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!
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
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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!ReplyDelete
Oh, and you know I'm a follower here at 2805!ReplyDelete
Oh let me go find a post to link up at your very first party.. love your fainting counch....ReplyDelete
oh,,, enter me in the giveaway!!
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.ReplyDelete
I'm also a follower I'm sure but can't find it on your blog.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I am already a follower, and I would love to have such a wonderful book to display.
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!ReplyDelete
Paarrty....Thanks for hosting. linking up....ReplyDelete
I am already your follower....ReplyDelete
I'm a very happy follower:)ReplyDelete
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.
I put the party button in my post and in my sidebar with the Friday parties.ReplyDelete
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:)ReplyDelete
I put your giveaway in my sidebar. Thanks for the chances!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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~PoppyReplyDelete
I linked up to your party! Thanks for having us over!ReplyDelete
I'm already your happy follower... thanks for this fun party!~PoppyReplyDelete
I have linked up to your party.ReplyDelete
welcome to the party my new friday friend...all linked up!ReplyDelete
I posted your giveaway on my sidebar!ReplyDelete
i am also a follower of your delightful blog...love the new couch too.ReplyDelete
I'm all linked up! Your party button is in my sidebar with my list of Linky Parties. Thanks again!~PoppyReplyDelete
Thanks for this new party! Linking up, added your link to my blog and signed up to follow you!ReplyDelete
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, MartyReplyDelete
Congrats on your first friday party.ReplyDelete
I've just linked up...
I'm also a follower to 2805, sounds mysterious... :)ReplyDelete
I'm happy to be joining the very first Potpourri Friday! Thanks for hosting. I love decorating books and would be thrilled to win.ReplyDelete
I am a follower!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
The couch looks great, so luxurious!ReplyDelete
I am happy to join your link party. Thank you for hosting it!
Hey, Honey! Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyDelete
Happy to be linking up to your party!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
I'm excited about the par-tay! Thanks for hosting. Vanna
Hi lovely lady.ReplyDelete
Im a old follower and I have your button on my sidebar now.and also your linky on my Blog.
Wow Girl, look at you, first time out and you're a pro! Great turnout!!! That couch is "divine dahling"! Just linked up, xoxoReplyDelete
And oh my gosh I WANT that book so bad!! count me in! I'm a follower!ReplyDelete
Hi Honey, happy to attend your first Potpourri Friday party. I am a follower and am putting it on my sidebar. xo,ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I hit publish too soon, I love your animal print couch! It is gorgeous!! xoReplyDelete
Hi..I just linked up.ReplyDelete
Thanks for hosting.
I have been a happy follower for a long time.:)ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for the chance to win this amazing book. I would LOVE to win it.
I am taking your button to my sidebar.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
So glad to be here for your inaugural party, Honey! Love your fainting couch now that is in that gorgeous animal print. :-) SueReplyDelete
entry #2- I've been a follower for a long time! :-) SueReplyDelete
Of course, I linked up for entries #3 and #4. :-) SueReplyDelete
entry #5 is because I posted your give-away on my blog. Thanks so much, Honey! xo SueReplyDelete
Congrats on your first party kick off. Glad to be a part of it!ReplyDelete
I am already a follower. Thanks for a chance to win that wonderful book.
Yahoo! Congrats on your 1st linky party. I am posting about your give away on my linky post.ReplyDelete
Excited for your 1st party. Already linked up.ReplyDelete
That fainting couch brings out the animal in me. Love it!ReplyDelete
All linked up~ thanks for hosting!! I just sent you an email! :)ReplyDelete
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. FABBYReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
I'd love to follow but I can't find a follower button?ReplyDelete
Adding your give away to my blog!ReplyDelete
Great turnout for your first party! I don't need the book. Already have one and love it.ReplyDelete
Thanks for hosting Honey. Just linked up.ReplyDelete
I'm already a follower. You know I love ya.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
The French Hutch
I'm a new google follower and email subscriber so I won't miss a thing. I've already linked up to your party.ReplyDelete
The French Hutch
Great giveaway! I'm a follower.ReplyDelete
I'm already a follower and I'd love a chance to win the book. I've always loved Charles Faudree!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your very first party night! I've linked up and am looking forward to visiting the other gals (and guys).ReplyDelete
And I am a follower also.ReplyDelete
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...DebbieReplyDelete
I just joined the party-fashionably late, of course!ReplyDelete
Hey Honey, Love your longe sofa. Is it that its a bench seat? storage underneath?ReplyDelete
I have been a 2805 follower for a while now. Love your blog!!ReplyDelete
I am already following your new blog, cannot wait to see new stuff!ReplyDelete
I've got your 2805 button!ReplyDelete
I've got your new "party" button as well! Love it.ReplyDelete
I will be posting your contest on my blog, very soon. Say in a few minutes!ReplyDelete
Well, I think, last but not least, I am SO EXCITED about your contest!! Cannot wait! Good luck Honey!ReplyDelete
I put your giveaway on my sidebar!ReplyDelete
Oh I would love to have that book!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for inviting me to link up.
I have been FOLLOWING.ReplyDelete
Oh yea! I want this book sooooooooooo BAD! Does this count as extra??? LOLReplyDelete
I am loving the fainting chaise. Can't wait to see the secret. You are going to tell?ReplyDelete
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.
I linked up my mantel makeover.ReplyDelete
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!!!
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. LOLReplyDelete
Congrats on the partee!
Just posted about your giveaway in my sidebar with a button to your blog!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your first party! Your fainting chaise is gorgeous. Thank you for hosting.ReplyDelete
Oh, what a wonderful giveaway. I am definitely a follower here. ;-) Love the idea of this new party.ReplyDelete
Thanks for hosting. ~ Sarah
Your fainting couch looks like a comfy place to enjoy some leisure time with a good book. ;-)ReplyDelete
Your giveaway button and link are now on my sidebar. Would love to win this book. Thanks!ReplyDelete
First of all...I LOVE your fainting couch!ReplyDelete
Please sign me up! I have been a follower of yours for awhile!
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!) :) :)ReplyDelete
I love your fainting couch, Honey! How lucky that you got it at 75%off. I just linked my post....ChristineReplyDelete
I am a follower...ChristineReplyDelete
I'm a follower. Congrats on such a wonderful turnout for your first party!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the invite to your party. I linked up and now I'm off to start meeting new friends!ReplyDelete
Hi, I just found you and I'm a new follower. Excited for your new linky party!ReplyDelete
I just linked to your new party - what fun! Thanks for the giveaway offer and for hostessing the party!ReplyDelete
Great new party..I'll be sure to join in each week. Thanks for hosting!ReplyDelete
I'm now a follower...thought I was but guess I was wrong!!!!ReplyDelete
I've also linked up...which I'm sure you already know...but just in case :)ReplyDelete
Please enter me in the giveaway-
I am excited about your new party.
White Spray Paint
I am a follower!ReplyDelete
Please enter me - I'd love to win that book!ReplyDelete
I've been a follower for some time.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
I'm a follower of your wonderful blog.ReplyDelete
Leaving a comment for your giveaway.ReplyDelete
I linked up to the party. What fun!!ReplyDelete
Your fainting couch is fab! Great kick off to this fun party! Thanks for hosting :)ReplyDelete
Congrats on your first Potpourri Friday party!!!ReplyDelete
Congratulations Honey! What a super success! So many fun links. Your couch looks fabulous. Can't wait to find out the secret!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful giveaway! I am now a follower!ReplyDelete
I am already a follower, LOVE Charles!! Deb firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
I love the fainting couch! Deb email@example.comReplyDelete
I love the fainting couch! Deb firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
I finally made it to your party and what a great one!ReplyDelete
I love your fainting couch, love the fabric too!
Love the couch! Looks like your debut is quite the success, Honey!ReplyDelete
Thank You for Hosting and looking forward to many many more! The couch is great!ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by my site. I am a new follower and linked up my Parisian Paneled piece!ReplyDelete
What a nice party! I´m following you and I´m #100 in the entries. :) Thanks for hosting :)ReplyDelete
I just came home and saw your note..and I linked up just in time!!!
I'm already following you. :-)ReplyDelete
I love your fainting couch!!!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
thanks for the invite...looks like a good party!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for reminding me! I did link up, however, could not put the entire title in the space allotted.ReplyDelete
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 ~
Ok, a separate entry to remind you I'm a follower! :-)ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Thanks for having me today at your very first party! What a massive turnout! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.ReplyDelete
Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me
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
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!
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.ReplyDelete
I'm sooo excited for you, my dear...and your new party! BRAVO!!!
okay...first im late! had a busy night with the kiddos at work last night & a case conference today.ReplyDelete
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...
btw~ does the fainting couch have a secret drawer?
Hi Honey, love your couch!!! Ok, whats the secret???ReplyDelete
I'm a follower...thanks so much for the chance to win!!!ReplyDelete
Congrats on your first linky party...I'm linked! :)ReplyDelete
Your giveaway is posted on my sidebar :)ReplyDelete
New follower & new blogger here, thanks for the Link Party!ReplyDelete
I've linked two posts, hope that's okay!ReplyDelete
Looks like your party is a smashing success!
Thanks for the invite! Happy to be here!ReplyDelete
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 ~ tannaReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
I linked up. Great turnout for your party!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Thanks for your very generous giveaway. You are the best!
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!ReplyDelete
P.S. Love your choice on fabric!
I'm a follower! would love this book! Thanks! ♥ReplyDelete
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! ♥ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Love your New chaise too!!ReplyDelete
Yes, I am linked up!! #131ReplyDelete
I may be back to list a Give Away on my Blog later too.
Thanks for this Awesome Give Away, I Love that Book!!
I am following now so I will be back next Friday.ReplyDelete
FABULOUS fainting couch! I'm a new follower too...congrats on entering the party linky world!ReplyDelete
Deborah (happily visiting from
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!ReplyDelete
Kelli @ TheTurquoisePiano.blogspot.com
Hi, I'm a new follower - haven't come across your blog before, but it's lovely.ReplyDelete
A leopard skin-covered fainting couch with a secret! How exotic:)ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Sami - the keeper of the pig who has his toes crossed to win the book!!
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.
I'm a happy follower! :)
Have a wonderful day!
I posted your giveaway on my sidebar!
Best Wishes Everyone!
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.ReplyDelete
Wow, great turnout for a first party!ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining HSH!
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!!!ReplyDelete
How fun! I look forward to your next party! I'm your newest follower! Come check us out atReplyDelete
I Am a follower too! Love your blog! Thanks for having a great give away!JoAnnReplyDelete
It looks fantastic! I really like the style of this sofa, and the fabric you used for it.ReplyDelete