Sunday, June 26, 2011

Celebrating 300 Followers with a Coastal Inspired Giveaway...

I'm so excited to be celebrating 300 Followers to my blog.  I know that does not sound like a lot, but for me...it really is a nice little milestone.  So today, I thought I'd offer a nice little giveaway that combines two of my favorite things:  Coastal Home Decor and Seashells. 

This little blog has brought me so much pleasure...I travel for a living and before I discovered blogging, I used to get so frustrated by delays at the airport - but now, I happily pass away my time catching up on my favorite blogs and writing posts for Love of the Sea.  This is such a wonderful little hobby in that I get to use the creative side of my brain...since I spend my days working with financials and numbers...this is a much cherished escape.
  
So part 1 of the giveaway is a little piece I love...actually I love it so much that I bought one for myself too...a Zondax red coral sculpture.  What's nice about this is that it is resin (I think) so if you don't like it in red, all you have to do is paint it the color your want.  


The second part of the giveaway is an array for shells that I have collected over the years from various beaches on the Gulf Coast and in Mexico.  I have also included in a couple pieces of coral, a starfish and a sand dollar.  I thought this little collection would be perfect in a wooden bowl or dish.  


So in order to qualify, all you have to do is be a follower of Love of the Sea and leave a comment on this post.  And if you post about this on your blog, you will get two chances to win.  I will draw the winner by random.org on Friday, July 1st.  

Thank you to all of you...I have really appreciated your interest and friendship!



51 comments:

Stitchfork said...

Congrats on 300!
xo Cathy

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

This is an awesome giveaway, Debbie!!! And congrats too!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Love your blog and link to facebook! I am one of those people who believe that you can never have too many sea shells!

Della said...

Congratulations Debbie! I love your blog!

Donna Cuccaro said...

These would look lovely in at Topsail Island Nc. Love love love them.

marthaandbo said...

i have just recently found you and have bookmarked you! It is lovely....Congrats on 300!

Melissa said...

love your blog...sea shell lover too.. :) found you on facebook

Karen George said...

These beautiful shells would look gorgeous in any room. And the red coral sculpture gives that splash of color that most people, including me need! The shells are so different than what I can find up here on the Cape. Congrats on reaching that milestone with your blog. You deserve it!

sealaura said...

Fabulous Giveaway! The coral is gorgeous as are all the sweet shells. Congrats on reaching 30 followers and for sharing your love for the sea with all of us. Hope you had a great weekend!
xx
L

by the sea said...

Congrats and I have already picked a spot for these treasures! Love your blog!

simpledaisy said...

Congrats to you!!! Yippee:)

beachcomber said...

congratulations on all the followers! lovely photos!
cheryl x

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Congrats Debbie on over 300 followers! I know the thrill it is to find that people like your blog, and we do! I enjoy your coastal view of the world! What a super giveaway! Thanks for throwing my name in the hat!
hugs,
Linda

Beautiful Details said...

Wow, congrats Debbie! That is awesome! Love your blog! The red coral is beautiful! And I don't see how you will be able to give up your beautiful seashell collection. It's wonderful!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I don't suppose it would do any good to try to bribe you...would it? I know I shouldn't even enter but OH how I would love to have the gorgeous red coral and the shells are exquisite! We are in NC now and I don't have any shells here! HOW could that be? Thanks for the fun and for always having such wonderful posts! I've enjoyed each and every one! KUDOS to you, my friend! ♥

michelle said...

Congrats on 300!! This is such a great giveaway, I love the coral and seashells. :)

Enjoy your Monday!!
xo

Bren said...

Love your blog... congrats on the 300 mark! Lovely giveaway too.

Coastal Dreaming said...

Love your blog!! Congrats on the 300!! The coral and seashells will surely have a happy home in my house : D

Chic Coastal Living said...

Love your blog and I hope I win!! I've been a follower! That's so sweet of you to share your shells that you personally collected!

missing moments said...

You are right ... 300 is a big deal and takes work to get there. Celebrate Big! Having two homes by the sea ... of course, I love your blog!!

Jane said...

300 Followers is a BIG deal! I am so happy for you!!! I understand what you mean about blogging filling the gap when you travel...or work from home. It opens the window to so many wonderful people. (And YOU are one of them!)
Congratulations!!!
Jane (artfully graced)

Kaybe said...

Yay Debbie - 300 followers! But girl, if you are giving shells away that means you need to restock. Is see the 10 spot on the horizon.

Take good care,

Karen

Beachside Cottage said...

Hi D- Happy 300 Followers! What a great feeling and accomplishment (I love your pink and green starfish and sanddollar logo, too!)

Have been a follower for a while so very happy for you!

Enjoy your Monday - know you will!

Linda

Beachside Cottage said...

PS-If I win, it'll be doubly-great becuz July 1st is my Birthday ;o) !!!!

Linda

Cynthia said...

Congratulations on 300 followers! Both items in your giveaway are fabulous. Have a wonderful week!

iLoveShelling said...

You have so many followers since you have a FABULOUS blog! You have exquisite taste so I always love browsing your finds and hearing about your days. Congrats on 300!

PS- In my next life, I want to have your job that takes you to some many fun cities- ;)

iLoveShelling said...

You have so many followers since you have a FABULOUS blog! You have exquisite taste so I always love browsing your finds and hearing about your days. Congrats on 300!

PS- In my next life, I want to have your job that takes you to some many fun cities- ;)

Liz said...

Love your blog and you should be proud of 300 followers! That's amazing!! I just started blogging and thinking of 300 followers is just crazy. CONGRATS to you!!

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Little Black Scrap Cat said...

Love your blog so its no surprise you have 300 followers! July 1st is my anniversary, so if I win it'll be very special indeed!!

AndeM1 said...

I am a follower of your blog and visit nearly daily. I love the sea also and just returned home from another visit there....funny...I would LOVe to win the sea shells...I am collecting to make my own shell mirror.....these would be perfect and lovely. Thanks so much for the inspiration......

OC MD Beach Girl said...

Love the Coral, and all your coastal inspiration!

jmac said...

Oh YAY!!! I'm working on a shell mirror right now with shells I picked up at Sanibel Island a few months ago but I don't have enough!!!!! The coral would be perfect too!!! Pick me Pick me!! and congrats on so many followers and a happy happy blog!!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Congrats on having 300 followers. I'm trying to make it to 200! That red coral would look awesome on my front porch, and I need some shells for my dough tray. I packed up the shells when I was getting ready to decorate for Christmas, and now I cannot find my shells to decorate for summer. I am already a follower of yours.

Linda said...

I just found your blog and I love it!!!! I started surfing for shell decor ideas today and it would be soooo nice to win either of your giveaways. I have very recently decided if I can't live near the ocean I would like to bring it to me.

Thanks for sharing.
Linda

Kelly said...

Congrats on your first 300!!! I check your blog everyday, being a lover of the warm beaches :~) We are heading to the last space shuttle launch next week then OFF to the BEACH!!!!!!

Kelly

Cat & Cricket said...

ummm.. have I been a follower? heheee.. Congrats on the 300!! A very well deserved!
You are always so inspiring!
Smiles~
Gypsea Nurse

The Sterling Cherub said...

Congratulations on 300 followers, Debbie! I'm so inspired by your lovely blog.

Hand-picked shells are the best! And you have such a nice collection. Love the red coral piece and its fan-like shape.

Keep on doing what you do. Your blog is such a refreshing place to visit!

Best,

Kimberly

Rose West said...

Quite a milestone - congratulations! Your shell collection is beautiful!

Cindy Adkins said...

Congratulations on reaching 300 followers, Debbie!!! Woo hoo!!! Such a GREAT giveaway!!!
XO
Cindy

1 Buddha's Mom said...

I just found you and I love your blog! Also am a new follower:)

Seashells and Southern Belles said...

oh my goodness, I would just lose it if I won this! Those seashells are beautiful.. I can't believe you are willing to part with them, haha. Congrats! and what do you do for your job? I want a job where I can travel!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Congrats Debbie! This is a fantastic giveaway. I've got my fingers crossed!

Ocean Soul said...

What a thoughtful giveaway! Of course we will spread the word...we love "Love of the Sea"...and thanks for your friendship and inspiration too!

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

Congrats on reaching 300 followers :-) Love the giveaway items. The red coral piece is beautiful, and I'd leave it exactly as it is and put it in my family room - where red just happens to be the accent colour :-) The shells are so pretty - are you sure you want to part with them?!

I'm already a follower of Love of the Sea :-)

theLENNOXX said...

Congrats on 300 followers! With such a generous giveaway as this, I can't wait till you have 1000!! I've always wanted a red coral just like that, so I really hope I win. As for the shells, I can't believe you are giving them all away!

xox Linda

ProjectHope7 said...

Congrats on your 300 followers! What a selfless & priceless giveaway... to share some of your own shelling treasures! For those of us with a love for the sea and for shelling, this is certainly an amazing and special heartfelt giveaway... We appreciate your blog and the giveaway! Thank you!

Cathy B
pbprojecthope at yahoo dot com

mkdally said...

Congratulations on reaching 300 followers! I really enjoy your blog -- keep it up!

Heaven's Walk said...

Hey Debbie! You don't have to enter me in your sweet giveaway - but I just wanted to say Congrats on your 300 follower! Woo hoo!!!!! Just wondering how life was treating you since I haven't talked with you in a while! :) Hope your summer is going well, sweetie!

xoxo laurie

Unknown said...

Congrats on the followers! Love the coral and hope I win your giveaway. :-)
Mindi

LibraryGirl62 said...

Hi! Followed you :)

NauticalCottageBlog.com said...

Congrats on the milestone!!

I hope you & your family have a wonderful 4th of July weekend.

Hugs,
Marie