Fun Stuff & A WINNER!!!!

Good Monday morning! I hope you had a super weekend. Can you believe that it is Thanksgiving week? Whoa. This is my favorite time of the year and I have been trying to slow it down and not miss anything. Whew! It’s a full time job to do that.

I wanted to share some fun things that we have in the shop with you….and a special discount code that is just for Cottage in the Oaks readers! {You can click on each picture to be taken to the item.}

Many of the items are in very limited quantity and when they are gone…they will be gone!

I love this photo print of what we’ve named “The Reindeer Barn”. I took this photo on one of our road trips in the fall. It is so fun.  We have an 11 x 14 photo print, as well as sets of postcards of this print.

We also have some neat chalkboards tags/labels. Several different shapes to choose from….circles, hearts, rectangles, ovals……

The best-seller in our shop is the Mini French Cafe Tabletop Chalkboard…..and we’ve done a special one just for Christmas! {You can also still order the other colors/finishes, as well.}

Cuffs galore!  You can special order any name or date, short phrase, etc. We’ll be happy to customize one for you.

Some bunting/pennants….

Flour sack tea towels in all kinds of prints…….

Fitz and Floyd created this gorgeous Christmas pattern called St. Nicholas over 20 years ago….it has not been available for the past several years.  We have some wonderful pieces…adding up to a whole set.  If you’d like to start or add to your Christmas china…..we have dinner plates, salad plates, creamer/sugar, dessert plates, cups and saucers….platters.  Check it out! {I love this pattern!}

There’s lots more….those were just some fun highlights.  For this week only we want to offer you a special discount of 20% off your total purchase through November 25, 2012.  Just use the code:


when you checkout. You can get a jump on your Christmas shopping…or fun-for-you shopping. 🙂 You can visit the shop here.

Also….just some blog maintenance……we have outgrown our servers. SO, within the next few weeks we will be updating and changing to a new server.  This should not cause us to lose anyone….BUT, if you subscribe to Cottage in the Oaks via feed there is a slight possibility that the transfer will cause us to lose you. {That would make me sad.} I’ll give you a heads up when we get ready to do it, and if all of a sudden you don’t get a post from us on a weekday….you know we lost you! SO, be sure to come back here and subscribe to the feed again, and we’ll be back on track!

We have a winner of the fabulous Moen Shower Giveaway! It is comment #42: Rebecca Reavis!

Rebecca, shoot me a quick e-mail: cottageintheoaks [at] me [dot] com with your mailing address and we will get it right out to you! Congratulations!

Lot’s of fun stuff going on……


MOEN Shower Faucet Giveaway!!!

When we started working on our master bath redo we already knew which new shower faucet/tub faucet that we wanted: Moen!  I had the pleasure of meeting several of their wonderful representatives at the Haven Conference this summer….and I learned so much.

Moen has always been a favorite of ours….but after learning more, it sealed the deal!

When they heard we were redoing our master bath they sent us this incredible oil rubbed bronze or ‘mediterranean bronze’ shower and tub hardware.  It is gorgeous!

They were super helpful as we had questions about installation, etc. We spoke with them countless times and they always went above and beyond in customer service and helping us.  I just can’t speak highly enough about our experience with them.

Here’s our new shower head and temp control……

Isn’t it great!!????

SO, how cool is it that Moen has given us an extra shower head/temp control to give away to you guys!!!  It is a $248 value….you can check out the details of what is being given away here.

We will keep this giveaway open until Friday, November 16 at 11:00 pm EST. This giveaway is open to the lower 48 US residents only and here’s how you can enter:

Mandatory:  1. Follow Cottage in the Oaks and comment that you do.

More options for more entries {these are optional}:

2.  Follow Cottage in the Oaks on twitter here. Leave a comment that you do.

3. Like Cottage in the Oaks Facebook page here. Leave a comment that you did.

4. Blog about the giveaway and comment with the link.

5. Tweet about the giveaway and comment with the link.

WOW!  5 ways to enter!!!! This is a gorgeous set……I know you guys will love it!

Best Wishes…..can’t wait to send this out to someone!


A NEW Winner!!!!!

OK…for days now we have posted here on the blog,

on Facebook, on twitter, and even e-mailed

the winner directly and have not heard a peep.

Maybe she’s somewhere wonderful like Paris or Italy.

I hope so.


So, today is the day……we must choose a new winner!

So sorry, Harmony….we love you; but you didn’t

respond to all of our shout outs and contacts!

Maybe next time.


The Supersized 1 Year Blogoversary Giveaway is:

Elizabeth G.

 *banners flying, confetti throwing, crowds cheering*

Congratulations!….contact me:

 cottageintheoaks [at] me [dot] com

so  I can get your info and get these wonderful

goodies in the mail to you!!!!!

Don’t forget you still have a few more days to use

the discount code:


in our etsy shop for 20% off your total purchase

through April 30!

Happy Day~

And the winner is………

Due to the winner below not responding after many days of notifications….we have picked another winner. Here is the info of the NEW WINNER of the giveaway!

Wait for it….

Wait for it……

Are you ready to know who won

the SuperSized 1 Year Bogoversary Giveaway?

I thought you were!


It is

Comment #126

Harmony Morrissey!


Congratulations, Harmony!

Contact me and let me know your shipping address

so I can start getting your goodies out to you!

{cottageintheoaks [at] me [dot] com}

I wish you all could have won….

I love having all of you here at the cottage!

You can still use the discount code for 20% off

your entire purchase in the etsy shop

through April 30!


Happy Monday~

1 Year Blogoversary SUPER GIVEAWAY!!!


It’s been 1 year of blogging here

at Cottage in the Oaks…..

so hard to believe!

I’m celebrating

with a fun giveaway for you guys,

my wonderful readers!

Thanks for joining me on the ride….

it’s been so much fun; and I look forward to

much more to come.

I’ve put together a package of some of

my favorite things because I think you’ll

like them as much as I do!

 Included in this giveaway is:

A Mini Tabletop French Cafe Chalkboard

A European Grain Sack Candle Jar Cover

A Set of Four EAT Napkins

A personalized leather cuff…you can tell me what you’d like on it!

One of our NEW Flour Sack Tea Towels

2 Vintage Herb Plates…handpainted in Portugal {I love these!…They were a fun find!}

A HUGE stack of some of my favorite magazines….I scored some wonderful back issues of my favorite mags for this package. Some of the magazines included will be the past 4 Jean d’Arc Living, Matthew Mead, the past 2 Anthology Magazines, and many, many Stampington publications that I just love!

And, of course, a few little surprises thrown in for good measure!

This giveaway package is worth over $500!!!!

 Here’s how to enter:

(Mandatory)  1. Become a follower of the Cottage in the Oaks BLOG and leave a comment letting me know how you follow: e-mail, RSS, etc. {1 entry}

(Optional) 2. Follow Cottage in the Oaks on twitter & comment to let me know you do {1 entry}

(Optional) 3. Like Cottage in the Oaks on Facebook & comment to let me know you do {1 entry}

(Optional) 4. Follow Cottage in the Oaks on Pinterest & comment to let me know you do {1 entry}

(Optional) 5. Tweet the giveaway & come back and leave a comment with the link {1 entry}

(Optional) 6. Blog about the giveaway and leave a comment with the link {1 entry}

(Optional) 7. Pin the giveaway and leave a comment letting me know {1 entry}

(Optional) 8. Post the giveaway on your Facebook page and leave a comment with the link {1 entry}

This contest is open to US and Canadian readers only….so sorry, the shipping everywhere else keeps us from being able to open it up internationally at this time.

This contest will end on Friday April 20, 2012 at Midnight EST!!

A winner will be announced on Monday, April 23, 2012!

Want to do some shopping?

Here’s a discount code JUST for Cottage in the Oaks readers for our etsy shop:

use the code 1year20

to get 20% off your ENTIRE purchase through April 30, 2012 !



Whew! Eight different ways to enter!

So, what are you waiting for….

get to entering!

Have  a great weekend~

Fun Announcement + HELP!!!

Guess what??!!

This Friday, April 13 is the

1 Year Blogoversary

of Cottage in the Oaks!!

Be sure to check back here on Friday for

a big, fun giveaway to celebrate!


I need your help….

I purchased these fabulous

metal baskets with numbered liners

while I was out of town a few months ago

at Home Goods. {We don’t have a Home Goods here!}

I have the number 2 and number 3……

But I would LOVE to have the number 1!!

Number 1 is bigger than 2…they are graduated sizes.

If any of you in the US are at Home Goods and find

the Number 1 basket….if you could get it for me

and I will gladly reimburse you for it + shipping! 🙂

Just contact me for shipping info, etc. if you come across it.


I need your help again!

{Boy, I’m needy.}

I was given this wonderful little silver piece a few weeks ago.

It has a removable perforated insert, and cute little legs.

Does anyone know what it is?

I would love to know the correct name & its original purpose.

If any of you know…..bring on the info! 🙂

Needily Yours~


I was sent this beautiful video…

an aerial view of Jerusalem.

It is stunning…

so, for your Friday

sit back and enjoy….

Jerusalem | Filmed in Imax 3D from JerusalemTheMovie on Vimeo.

In case the video doesn’t work here is the link:

Jerusalem Video

Have a wonderful weekend~


The winner of the At the Picket Fence giveaway from our shop is:


BUT, you didn’t leave any of your contact info….

please contact us ASAP so we won’t have to draw another winner.

If you haven’t already….head on over to {aka} design and register

to win a $50 gift certificate to our shop!

New Stuff!

I thought I would take a minute to show you

some of the new items in the etsy shop….

and let you know that you can win a great one if you head on over to

At the Picket Fence.

Here are some of our new items:

Tabletop French Cafe Chalkboard

We have so much fun with these!

I love candles…but I don’t always like the color

of my favorite fragrances.

So we made jar candle covers out

of European linen grain sack that is over 60 years old.

Now our candle jars look so much more fun

sitting around the cottage.

They have a velcro closure on the back

and will fit any large jar candle.

We also had fun covering glass votives in

European linen grain sack……

Our EAT napkins are back in stock!

And we’ve also added our hand stamped leather cuffs to our store.

Pick from some that we’ve already made or let us know

which word or phrase you would like and we will make a

custom one just for you.

Another popular item has been our middle daughter’s

Rubberband Man.

You can read the story behind it here.

Which one can you win?

One of the French Cafe Tabletop Chalkboards

over on the At the Picket Fence blog.

If you are already a Cottage in the Oaks follower

just leave a comment saying so…and then there are lots

of other ways to enter, too!

Go over and enter!

Happy Weekend~

Lysa TerKeurst Conference Ticket Giveaway!

Ooooo, I have something fun for you guys!

Yesterday I was contacted and asked would I like to give away

5 tickets to the upcoming

Lysa TerKeurst conference

“Pursue the Passion” here in Eastern NC!!!

What a fabulous opportunity!

Covenant Church is hosting this annual conference for women of all ages.

The dates are:

February 10-11, 2012

{Friday 7-9 pm and Saturday 9 am-12:15 pm}

Tickets are normally $40 each….



Lysa TerKeurst is a fun and dynamic speaker….

She is the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, and has written several

wonderful books for women.

{Lysa TerKeurst}

So glad I get to offer you guys this great opportunity!

Winners will be picked Sunday evening, 10:00 EST by

To enter:

1. Follow Cottage in the Oaks and leave a comment below.

For extra entries:

2. Tweet about the giveaway and leave it in the comments below.

3. Post on your Facebook and leave the link in a comment below.

I would love it for all of you to attend!  It will be a wonderful weekend!


Shabby Apple Winner!

Wait for it…..wait for it……

And the winner of the gorgeous Shabby Apple

Through the Looking Glass Necklace Giveaway is:

#18  RJ!!!!

I will e-mail you with the details!

Congratulations, RJ!!!

Happy Night~