Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Cath Kidston Envy and a Giveaway!

I am trying out a new way to do posts with Windows Live. I would really like my photos to be a little bigger than Blogger allows. So here goes…..

I have vowed that if I am ever lucky enough to get to England, my first stop will be a Cath Kidston store! Her things just scream “cottage”!. And cottage and the 1940’s are a perfect meld.

Look at these photos of one of her shops…..SANY1769

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This is just beyond words!!!!

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When I was cleaning out my stuff to get organized, I found a lot of her stationery items I had bought, many were duplicates.

So…..I am having a Cath Kidston GIVEAWAY!!!!!!

Here are the items I am parting with:

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Cath Kidston Labels and Stickers, a journal with a lot of fun pages, and a lovely box of stationery…..So here is what you need to do to win this fun group of lovelies:

Now this is really difficult so listen up!

Leave a comment on this post about why you love Cath Kidston!

That was hard, huh????? I will pull the lucky winner on Saturday February 27th. at 6:00 PM my time. Please pass it on and make this a lot of fun!

Thanks for stopping by!

61 comments:

annemarie said...

Being number one is probably not a good thing but I do love Kath Kidson. I drool over her catalog. I really think what I love the best is her use of color. Her colors are just the colors I love. I wish her stores were here in the US.

VintageBettys said...

This is too funny because my mom and I have been admiring the Cath Kidston website for a while now. We also have been visiting blogs that have lots of Cath Kidston since they either live in the UK or have purchased it before the US store closed. We also have been searching amazon and ebay for her stuff, with not much luck!! We just found out about Cath about a month ago (unfortunately). Wish we would have known sooner, but we still are happy we came across it!! We check her site for fun. If we ever get a chance to go to England that WILL be the first place we go!! The prints are beautiful, the colors are bright and cheery. Her stuff is exactly our taste!!

P.S. Also Thank you for stopping by our blog , and becoming a follower. We really enjoy your blog too!!

Coloradolady said...

OH, her stuff is just adorable....everything from color, to design, it screams vintage to me, I so so so wish we had a store here! (or maybe it is a good thing we don't) I looked at the catalog the other day, prices were not in US dollars, and I said I was going to pull the site up on line....this post just reminded me to do that very thing....lovely giveaway!! Crossing fingers I win! Have a great day!

Carey said...

Hi Sandy,

I am still laughing about what you posted on my blog. Yes, they are rabbits! I am surprised no one else said something. I have made the necessary edits. Thanks.
Anyway, I love, love, love Cath Kidston and the reason is the colors and images. I just smile when I see her things. I would love to roam around in one of her stores. If I win I will use the beautiful stationary to send you a special thank you note. This is a great give away.
Hugs,
Carey

Into Vintage said...

This is too funny - I pulled out Cath Kidston's "In Print" from the bookcase just this morning...
I love Cath Kidston because she and I share an admiration for vintage fabrics and so I'm always interested to see what kind of projects she's come up with. I also appreciate that she's found a way to be successful via her love of vintage.

Thanks so much for this giveaway and I'll keep all fingers and toes crossed for extra luck. Thanks Sandy! -amy

Heidi Ann said...

I LOVE Cath Kidston because everything is co colorful and lovely and beautiful and nostalgic and sweet and pretty and somehow comforting and comfortable and wonderful, not to mention desirable! I first fell in love with her books after I read a feature on her in one of my magazines, and I just got my first catalog last week.
I think I may have accidentally drooled on it - I know, I know, too much information......

Nan said...

You and I girl friend like the same things. I adore Kath Kidson but where in the heck can you buy her stuff in the US? I see it pop up occasionally for instance a local shop at some of her stationery, but all her neat fabric I would love to have. Why I love her designs, the vintage look to it and the colors she uses, they are to die for !!

Llyn M said...

Wow! What a sweet giveaway!!!! Funny, but I have always wanted to take a trip to England JUST to go see a Cath store!! LOL Wish we had one in the states.
I love her stuff because her designs are romantic but whimsical at the same time. Just 'fun' enough to not be frou-frou!
Hope I win!!!!

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Patricia said...

Did you have trouble getting Window's Live Writer to connect with your blog? I'm having a hard time and haven't resolved how to yet. This is where I am stuck.
"An error occured while attempting to connect to your blog. Object reference not set to an instance of an object. YOU must correct this error before proceding." Sigh.. anyway, just wanted to say Hi. I enjoy your blog.

COUNTRY PICKINS said...

Hi Sandy, I love cath Kidston. Her things always make me feel happy. I have a few of her items, but they are hard to come by around here. I would love to win this giveaway, it is to die for! Hugs, Linda gypsyluv1010@gmail.com

Shelley said...

I love Cath Kidston because her line of merchandise is just like you said so cottage... vintage style...I also love the idea of those crates used for displaying....now,that is a very frugal decorating trip.....thanks for sharing....I love what you did in your craft room.....Mary E is a favorite of mine too.....blessings

Vintage Whimsy said...

Oh, that store is just adorable! Think I can convince the husband that I need to take a trip to England? My 30th Birthday *is* coming up and he *did* tell me that he wanted to take me somewhere! England probably isn't what he had in mind but it won't hurt to ask, right? lol

Anyhow, I just love Cath's stuff - it's so cheery & colorful and it's exactly what I imagine my kitchen would've looked like had I been around back in say 1950. I just love the mix of patterns and colors - everything is mismatched and just wonderful!!

Gerry said...

Hey, Sandy,
I'm still pining away from Not Winning your Garden Girl Jar.
But I here to tell you
CK's colors sets my blood tingling
I get her catalogs and wear the pages thin.

We all love your Giveaways ! ! !

Hugs [with my fingers crossed for luck],
Gerry

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Sandy,
First LOVE your craft room!! Someday I will have one!
Thanks for having a giveaway and I just love the brightness of her treasures. They make me feel happy!
Deb :)

Laura said...

So bright! So pretty! So happy! Oohhh! I love it!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Hi Sandy!

I too love Cath Kidston because her designs just make me smile. They colors, graphics, and patterns are so cheery! How can you not love her?

Anonymous said...

My daughter, who is nine years old, lives across the country (Canada) from her grandparents. She loves to write letters to them as a way of keeping them up-to-date on her "goings on." She could email, but we prefer the "old-fashioned way" and her grandparents save all her letters. It would be lovely for Cath Kidston papers to be tucked away with their memories of their grand-daughter and Amy would love to use the beautiful papers to write on.

Cozy Little House said...

Well honey, let me count the ways I love Cath Kidson! The bountiful colors! How are you liking WLW?
Brenda

Mary Ann said...

Those colors are lovely and love the prints.

~Tonja~ said...

Oh I just love her stuff I too think it says vintage and cottage..I ordered a catalog of hers but haven't gotten it yet...just love how she uses the colors...
Sweet Blessings...
Tonja

Celestial Charms said...

I love Cath Kidston because of the way her items make me feel. Giddy, happy, and nostalgic. Many of her items have that 1920-1950's feel. Amen to that.
Maureen

Lisa said...

Oh my!! I love your stuff! And how can you not love all Cath's colors and designs! I think I like her retro feel the best. The colors are amazing though. I am also a stationary freak!!! Thanks for offering the giveaway!
Hugs, Lisa

My Grama's Soul said...

Hey sweet SIL....I just discovered Cath Kidston thru you. Her things are so sweet and cheery. This is one great give away.

Blessings,

Jo

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Sweetie....
I adore Cath Kidson because of her use of color. She uses the florals, the stripes and the big polka dots. I can honestly say I do not have anything of hers, but I sure do adore it. I love the use of the wood crates for storage on the wall in her shop. How creative is that?

I would so love this giveaway. Please enter my name into the drawing. Any one of us would be so lucky to win.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

oh Sandy! I want to join your giveaway! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Cath Kidston.. her stationeries are to die for!

xo
fitty

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

WOW what a great giveaway! Love all the florals and polka dots! Thanks for entering me :-)

Rhondi said...

This is my first visit and I'm glad I did. I love Cath Kidston's things because of the wonderful pinks colors she uses. What a great giveaway.

georgiapeachez said...

Oh my, I have been a fan of Cath Kidston forever. I was lucky enough to visit both her New York City store and her Los Angeles store, sadly they are no more. I have a stash of her fabrics but it's so hard for me to cut into them because I covet them so!
I hope Windows Live Writer is working out for you. I use it for all my blog posts. I like how you can do a final "sharpen" on the pictures as well as put a watermark on them too.
xo, suzy

Jill said...

I love Cath Kidston's designs-- her floral/polka dot prints are always so cheerful! I also love the colors she uses-- always so happy!
Hugs,
Jill

Mary said...

All the yummy color, color, color.
And I love how she mixed patterns.
What not to love I ask you?!!! :)

Andy's Attic said...

I just discovered her on one of your previous posts. Then I was ina local second hand shop and saw one of her books...I love all the color and the patterns she uses. It just brings a smile to my face.
Annette

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Oh goody, goody, gumdrops! Cath's designs make me feel instantly happy- just like your blog does!! ♥

A Sentimental Journey said...

Ohhhh Yum, it's the COLOR COLOR COLOR!! Cath Kidston is just fabulous, isn't she??! Thanks for doing this sweet giveaway!

SueLovesCherries said...

I love Cath Kidston because . . . I want to win the giveaway? LOL! It's all about the red, baby! (oh, and polka dots, too!)

Erin said...

Wow I just found your blog. It is awesome. I love Cath Kidston. So fun and cheery.

Julie said...

Oh, how fun! Her shop is on my list for my next trip to England, too! I would probably spend all my money there, though!

I LOVE her style for probably just the same reasons you mentioned--vintage, cottage, the '40's---everything perfection! Her prints just make my heart flutter!

Thanks for a chance to win these! Hope your day is wonderful!

Paula Clare said...

I LOVE Cath Kidston because of the mix of patterns and color...it's all so very wonderfully cottage-y and fun! I would spend an absolute FORTUNE in one of her shoppes, and take a thousand photos of her displays! It's all just so...quaint!

Thanks for the chance to win these...I will make paper art projects with them (and hug them and squeeze them and call them george)lol. (A line from a long ago Bugs Bunny cartoon)

Have a great day!

LADYHIGHTOWER said...

That site is vintage cottage personified! Color! Color! Color! Thanks for the giveaway! ladyhightower@live.com

Sarah said...

Hi there, I'm new to your blog. You stopped by mine for Rednesday (thank you!). I love your blog, so fun and inspiring. I've never seen Cath Kidston items before, or at least didn't know them by name. WOW! The colors and the prints are awesome! Something about them make me happy as does the photos from her shop. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy said...

Are you kidding me?! This is my first visit to your amazing blog; I was loving each picture more as I read down your page and then you pull out Cath Kidston, love it, love it!

Melissa said...

Hi, I'm a recent blog follower. Your blog is just so cheery and colorful and happy. I've yet to buy any Cath Kidston goodies yet, but I've loved it all for a bit now. So hard to choose. Her stuff is just as cheery and colorful. I use some photos of her stuff on my desktop at work and frequently throughout the day, I will minimize all the windows just to look at the colors and smile.

The Hausfrau said...

Why do I love Cath? I think it's because she has done so much to bring back an appreciation of fun, vintage English style. It was seen as dowdy for a while, but not anymore! I got to visit one of her shops in London recently, and I also ordered a few sale items from her site after the holidays!

By the way, I love your blog design!

Scrap for Joy said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I have loved cath Kidston for years...her prints are all so cheery and her products are top-rate! I agree with you and everyone else Sandy who said her store would be theri frist stop in England...I'd love one of her bags! Thanks for your generous offering!
xoxo
Joyce

Anonymous said...

Who knew I loved Cath Kidston? I'm just finding out about her...but YES, YES, I DO LOVE CATH KIDSTON. I am especially drooling over the beautiful little journal and just imaging what I could do with the pretty little clothespins. Count me in please.

Gloria McAllister, Roanoke, Virginia
gloria.mcallister@roanoke.com

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Who doesn't love C. K. ?......I am still hoping for a store in the USA.

I dream of owning ANYTHING of hers....and at this time I own NOTHING~BOO HOO!

What a great give~away and you have a great blog too....so glad I found it :)

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

OOH...I just realized I have been here before because I saw your header on Michelle's portfolio...and I loved it!

daylily777 said...

I love Cath Kidston because she brings vintage look cottage style to everyday items .They are very colorful& cheerful& just make you happy!
Blessings,
~Myrna

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Cath Kidston love here! Let me start with the colors...sigh...this is a great give away.
♥, Susan

~~Carol~~ said...

I love CK stuff! But I don't own a single bit of it. That's where you come in Sandy! Please change that for me, and enter me in your wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

Linens Lace and Lattes said...

so I was not aware of Kath Kidston until I read your post and now I am hooked. Heading over to the website and doing some searches...love it and would love to win your give-away! Thanks for entering my name. deb

(un)Deniably Domestic said...

Well, here I am. Ready to win, indeed! I love, love, love CK! My knitting and hooking journal is CK and I dream of a CK knitting bag. Here designs remind me of all things I love about home - cozy and happy. Thank you. You are so kind to give us a chance. ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

Molly said...

I have been obsessed with Cath Kidston for almost fifteen years. I have always loved the vintage forties look, and when I was living in Michigan I found her first book, Vintage Style.

I have quite a few of her things. Recently, for Christmas I splurged on all new everyday dishes, Spray Flowers. Then, I needed new flatware, Multicolored handles, and new glasses. I already have lots of her textiles from when she had the US site. Occasionally, you can find items at HomeGoods and Marshalls.

All four of my girls rooms are all done in Cath. They adore it, too! It is so crisp, cheerful, and the colors are just right. I have yet to find a designer in the US with the same sense of color and scale.

Your blog is darling!

tammyCA said...

Goodness! I am in love with Cath Kidston and have been for many years! I think I still have the magazine article where I first heard of her...at the time I think she was just starting out and there were no shops in the U.S. But, she had some linens at Ikea (which I have). I never got to one of her shops when they had one here - and, before you knew it it was closed down! Big bummer. Now I just get my fix by looking at her book I bought and visiting Posy blog 'cuz she's in England & a huge CK luvah.
Did I answer the question? lol. Yes, I love her fresh, clean take on the 40s florals...it's just happy, cheerful and fun.

Cherrypit said...

Thank you for the chance to win. I love Cath Kidston because she has the most wonderful color palette and eye for combining prints. Visiting one of her stores is on my "bucket list." Her love of vintage is an inspiration to me. She is a delight!

Debb said...

I love, love Cath Kidston only because it makes me smile when I see her products and her patterns... isn't that enough of a reason... I would love to have her sales catalog; but, haven't been able to get one... I love her web site; but, I would love to have her catalog to look through many, many times... I wish, I wish that I were lucky enough to win and if not .. I can still dream... thanks so much...

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Well, this is not hard at all! I've loved CK's style for years now! Her prints, colorations and patterns speak to me and make my heart go pitter-patter. Funny how color, design and textiles can do that to a girl! huh?

Please add my name in the hat! What a lovely assortment of goodies!! I am having a giveaway, too. Stop by Sandy!

hugs,
becky

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi Sandy,
Wow!!! I'm just getting under the wire for this one!! I've only known about Cath K for a couple of years now, but she reminds me so much Mary Engelbreit. I think that's why everyone loves her things. At least that's why I do. : )
M.L.

Glenda said...

Love her style! Perfect cottage chic!

Ruth said...

Just found your website - I love Cath Kidson and I'm loving your blog!

craftyles said...

HI, I just discovered your blog. Wow-I love your colors and craftroom. I would love to visit Cath Kidston- her colors are awesome-especially her blue and red combos.

craftyles said...

Cindy, Thanks for all your comments on Brookhollow Lane. My little shadow box was thfifted and I just collected all the goodies. I used Dick and Jane pic's for the background. It was a fun project to put together.

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