Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Before Your Eyes & My Special Giveaway


Today we have found treasure. Treasure right in our
very own homes just waiting for us to find it.
"What is this!?" You ask?
Yes, you have unfound treasure, only requirement is
to open your fridge or cupboards.

Enjoy the beauty and talent of packaging designers.


A beautiful bottle and a gift from nature.

Refreshing the Spirit

Hot cocoa containers can live on through the summer
and back into the fall!


Can you imagine a gorgeous Fall bouquet in this cocoa
tin! I just slipped a drinking glass through the opening
that was a tiny bit taller than the tin... so we can re-
treave the glass later.



And the simplicity of a small jar with a beautifully
scribed label in tact.



Let us not forget my "Shabby" bottles!!!


As sweet and innocent as lovely sweet peas.


I went to my own cupboard and fidge and found more
containers... future vases in a pinch or planned. These
are also "vases" that one could easily send over to a
friend and neighbor with blooms billowing over there



I realized that I have even more objects around my home. All containers
that were oh so lovely and not ready to be confined to the recycling bin.

Anyone wondering what and were the gift give away is? ! Ah, you are going
to be thrilled! Well, I am! :) I hope that you will be also!
Just leave me your name on TODAYS POST comment section OR if you do not have the means to comment you can go to my etsy shop, Oh Merci and leave your name and info in the "contact ohmerci" section of my shop :)

Here it is~


This is my first cozy little cottage design.
I love the slopped roof and the petit round top front door.
You will be set for the winter with this Sweet
Snowman Cottage.
***aqua vase not included***

Have fun spreading some summer joy around your home today
with this simple and fun petit project.
Tomorrow ~ Ah, a very fun project full of summer!!!



Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Hi Mary! We loved your post about simple things...thank you for the inspiration! Stop by some time, we'd love to have you over!
Clara & Marcela

Alison Gibbs said...

What a clever way to use what we would normally throw into the rubbish or recycle bin.
Count me in for your giveaway - it is so cute

Sugar Bear said...

So true Mary - there are so many wonderful everyday containers that we take for granted.

marble rose said...

I have just found your blog and it is so so pretty! So of course I would love to enter your giveaway - but feel lucky to have you anyway.


marble rose said...

lol - That ^^^^^ should say 'found you"- otherwise sounds a bit stalky!!!!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

What a beautiful post! Thanks...you are right, we have so much beauty everywhere.
xo Lidy

ps. please join me in the bloggingforbliss party, I'm serving French Tarts.
xo Lidy

Sarah said...

I would LOVE to be the winner of the cottage! :-) Does it have a dyed bottle brush tree? (wink)

Jerusalem said...

oh what a great giveaway!!! love it! and all my favorite vases are just like yours - things I find in my cupboards and fridge!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

They are all so beautiful in their simplicity. Thank you for sharing.
And thank you for the opportunity to enter for a chance to win the beautiful cottage!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Mary,

I love all your photos, especially the pink hydrangea and sweet peas are so pretty.

What a beautiful and generous giveaway, your cottage is lovely.


Natasha Burns said...

I love your ode to beautiful packaging designs! Just this past weekend, I had a bottle of water at a cafe and I have kept the bottle in the car, because it's too gorgeous - it's bottled in Florence Italy, and has a fleur de lis design embossed on the plastic, as well as a gorgeous illustration/design on the label!

Katie said...

I'll be looking around the house today for pretty packages -- and filling them with posies. Thanks for the inspiration, as always!

And do enter my name in your giveaway. The cottage is so cute -- perfect for winter dreaming.

Jean Knee said...

That is the sweetest little house, I love it.

A Bushel and Peck and Pigtails Paper Trails said...

I would love to own this little house...it is beautiful! Very talented work!

AmyB said...

Your wee houses are so very happy! Please toss my name in the hat! - Amy Bauer amy@usdemolition.com

pink23 said...

oh my goodness, must have!
it's too cute to be true!
my necklaces will live inside of it!

Becky said...

Mary yor have given me new ideas on showing off my flowers. Love you houses. Count me in. Hugs and Love

lala said...

Your little cottage is too precious!!! I just spray painted some clear glass jars for use as vases-now I have vases of all sizes for my flowers - the pickle & mayonnaise jars are my favorite.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I could just move in! What a sweet little home that is.

tales from an oc cottage said...

Juuuuuuuust adorable!!

m ^..^

CuteStuffInside said...

Simply beautiful!


Jennifer said...

Oh Just adorable!!I love it.I would like to live in it on asnowy mountain side.Hugs,Jen

CuteStuffInside said...

I've already entered, but I just have to add that whoever wins this is really going to get a nice prize! I absolutely love it!


Valarie said...

Oh, what an absolutely adorable cottage. I would love to be the winner. Have a lovely weekend.

icandy... said...

Hello there! You have managed to create the most gorgeous vases out of everyday objects!!! Everything looks soooo beautiful! And that pink house.... cute!!! I would just love to get my hands on that! You are so creative!!! Thank you for the chance to enter!

Christina :) XO

A Joyful Chaos said...

Ooooh! What a sweet little cottage! I would love to be entered in your giveaway and thrilled if I won!

Claudia said...

What a great post! I found out about you through Tales from an OC Cottage and love your blog. I would love to be entered in your giveaway - the cottage is so, so sweet! Now, I am off to read some of your earlier posts!

Kris said...

This is my first time visiting your blog and it is wonderful. Thanks so much for hosting such a generous giveaway. Sign me up!!


Cassie said...

Hi! I love using little jars and bottles and bottles for vases! Super cute Snowman Cottage, I love the colors!

Shanae said...

I love little glass containers. I can't wait for my roses to bloom again so I can put little blossoms all over the house! Your pink cottage is ADORABLE! (love the aqua vase too LOL)

They call me Estatez... said...

So much creative cuteness in one blog!!! I found my way here this this blog: http://talesfromanoccottage.blogspot.com/. How do you ladies find the time and energy to create so many adorable things? Keep up the good work!!!

Suzy said...

What great ideas you have for containers! Love the beautiful little cottage in your giveaway as well. Cute cute cute

Elma said...

Oh my I just adore the snowman cottage:) Pink is my favorite color to:) Please put my name in. Love the vase to! Elma2179@yahoo.com

NeeNee said...

What an adorable little cottage. I love the colors. So many creative ideas, too.

TattingChic said...

Your little Christmas Cottage is adorable! :)

Bobbi said...

Hi, Very pleased to meet you! Wow what a wonderful and very lovely blog you have and a great winter cottage that you made to! I would be so happy if I could enter your Giveaway, and gosh, I wouldn't know what I'd do if I actually would win that gorgeous Cottage that you made! Thank you so much for this chance! You're most generous! I hope that you have a wonderful rest of your evening!