Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Charming Flamingo Apron Giveaway



I have been playing around with the patterns and ideas in A Is for Apron by Nathalie Mornu. Lots of good inspiration in there! So much so that I was inspired to create this Charming Flamingo Apron, which I am now going to give away in honor of my 1000th post. The flamingo fabric is a rayon/linen blend, the polka dot pockets are cotton, and best of all, there is a sterling silver flamingo charm tucked into one of those dotty pockets.


This should fit a wide range of sizes--in fact, it's tied its tightest on Lucille's 28" waist. So lots of room through the middle! The neck straps button with a vintage pink button.

Dear readers, I am grateful for each of you! Leave your name in the comment hat to win a delicious package. I'll draw on Tuesday, September 16, at noon Central time.

[edited for better photos--from Giles]

378 comments:

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Holly said...

I love it! How charming and I do hope I get lucky since I live in Florida...it's perfect for the 20s/30s architectural revival Tampa is experiencing!

Jen said...

I think this is LOVELY!

Ms. Dale said...

Well I would look great in that apron.
Too pretty for practical use. It is really
cute and a great gift for some lucky
admirer.
Sure hope I get lucky since I live in
Mississippi.

Ms. Dale

Niki RuralWritings said...

lovely apron, please count me in the giveaway ~
Blessings,
Niki

Dani said...

What a fun, fun apron! Please enter my name, and thank you for your generous giveaway, I really enjoy your blog!

Dani

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful, and I would love to own it!! Although I would have to fight my daughters off to get a chance to ever wear it!

Patty

Linda said...

Please count me in Anna. If I win, I will give it to my Mom who never works in the kitchen without an apron!

Lydia said...

Love the apron! Please include me in your drawing. Thanks!

Missy said...

Very pretty! I really like it :)


Missy

Mrs. H. said...

Anna,
Congratulations on your 1000th post! Wow! :-) I have loved every-single-one of them. :-)
Please include me in the drawing. Your apron, just like you, is lovely! :-)
Mrs. H.

l e a h said...

Charming!

Love your blog.
Love your creations.

Love the flamingoes! We could use some flamingoes...or is it "flamingos"...here in the Pacific Northwest.

Leah

Carina said...

What an adorable apron! It's definitely worth coming out of the woodwork to comment when such a lovely giveaway is offered! :)

rhet825 said...

The apron is dear! Love the fabrics; please count me in.

And, thank you for sharing Pleasant View; always a treat to visit.

Randa said...

It's such a charming apron! Thank you for taking the time to make it; each stitch with such precision and love. I would be honored to give it a wonderful home.
Keeping my fingers crossed in California!

Randa

steph f said...

your blog is a little oasis in my day - here's hoping for that adorable apron!

Toby & Kelly said...

It's so sweet! I'd love it myself - if I could keep my sister's eyes of it! Please do count me in!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in the drawing for the cute apron. My lovely daughters and I would love to wear it in our kitchen.

Sheila said...

How adorable! I'd love a new apron, especially one not covered with stains :o)

Candace said...

Its adorable!

MichelleR said...

I love the details and the flamingos!

Rain said...

What a fun apron! I absolutely love it. Congratulations on you 1000th post. I love your blog also.

bergstromfam5 said...

Me too!

Grace =) said...

Very pretty! I love aprons and want to make more (I've only made a couple so far).
I like that pattern!

Debbie said...

Hi Anna!
I'm a relatively new reading, but would love to be considered for your drawing. I love all the pretty things you make, so lovely and feminine.

gwen said...

How absolutely lovely.

Ruthanne (in Seattle) said...

How fun to see all of your lovely creativity and hear about the family and all the activities. . .

Heather said...

That is such a cute apron! I have a sister who goes ga-ga for pink flamingos...that would make a lovely Christmas gift.

Billie Jean said...

Where on earth do you find the time to sew?? LOL I have SEVERAL unfinished projects laying around waiting on "time". I would love to add this apron to my collection. Thanks for your inspiration!
Billie Jean

His Doorkeeper said...

Would love to be seen in my kitchen with a pink flamingo apron on when hubby comes through the door!

Count me in! Thank you for your beautiful blog....I've lurked for a loooong time.

Rebecca said...

I think the apron is so very pretty. Please enter me in your drawing. :) Rebecca

Tracy Silva said...

So Aqua and pink! It's a perfect signature apron for summer.

Anonymous said...

Hi Anna,
I would love to be chosen for the drawing....
I am in love with aprons.
Barb in Nebraska

Aja said...

C-U-T-E apron! I get compliments all the time on the one I bought from you. :)

April said...

I've read every one of your 1000 posts and would love to be entered! Beautiful, as always!

erin said...

i've been trying to find time to sew an apron....maybe this could save me the time! very lovely. how kind of you to offer it!

Jen said...

I love flamingos so much.Please count me in and the colors are perfect.

Angela O said...

What a generous giveaway and a beautiful prize. Many thanks to a gracious blog host.

Linda said...

And we are grateful to you, Anna.

Lady Dorothy said...

What a lovely apron! This daily reader would love to win this. Congratulations for 1000 posts!

Chad and Sandy said...

How lovely! What wonderful idea:)

Mona said...

I hope I win this as I DO need an apron. Your post is so soothing; I always look at it first.

Tilly said...

Oh how fun! Congratulations on your 1,000th post!!
Mackenzie (from S&S)

Tracy said...

How sweet of you! It's adorable, too!

Lynn said...

I think it's lovely too; I found your post on "Homemaking Through the Church Year" and have been a reader for just over a month.

Holly said...

I'm the second Holly, but I want in too! I love your blog, though I've rarely commented. Your handiwork is always so gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

I am inspired by your seamstress abilities!

Kelli in TX

Rae said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! Such a milestone!! Your craftsmanship and talent are so superb! What a thrill it would be to win the giveaway!!!

ann said...

Very charming apron! Your blog is simply beautiful.

Ashley said...

I love it! You make such lovely things. My mom bought one of your linen aprons. She loves it! My favorite color is aqua, and I love pink. Thanks for such a great giveaway!

Ashley~of Bowery Hollow

Pamela said...

Oh, what a beautiful apron! Thanks for thinking of us and I hope that I win it!

Sarah-Kate* said...

I LOOOOVE flamingos!!! (I have one of those kitschy plastic ones in my yard. And I have a flamingo-in-a-bulb in my kitchen lamp.) :-)

Enter me!

joelsprincessa@yahoo.com

JennyCash said...

Fingers are crossed!!! :)

A said...

I. want. this. a. lot! I collect old aprons (well, I have 5 or 6) but none as intricate and beautiful as that! It sure would help keep me clean!

Count me in, please!

Amanda

HopiQ said...

I know EXACTLY who needs it! I hope that I win so that I can give it to her!!!

Jan said...

Oh, my. What a prize that would be! Count me in!

Powers Family said...

Cute apron! I love your blog! Please count me in!

Kara

fourkid said...

I'm in - I love your blog and come back almost every day to see your beautiful creations (oh, and cook your great recipes too!)

My avatar connects to my blog profile and my e-mail :)
(just in case!!)
Blessings,
Patti

cookiebakervt said...

This is beautiful! I love your blog and I love flamingos. I grew up in Florida and now that I'm half way across the country, my house is all a beach theme with lots of flamingos!! Wearing this every day would be such a treat and bring lots of wonderful memories both new and old.

Anonymous said...

Excellent lines on that apron. I've never seen one that is fashioned that way!

Count me in, please.
HeatherJ

Crabapple Blossoms said...

That is darling! And now you get to see how very many loyal readers you have. What fun to read through the comments. :o) Michelle in WI

Kimberly said...

I'm crossing my fingers for this one!

Rose said...

I just discovered this website and I am enjoying it so much! Please enter me in the flamingo apron giveaway - I live in Idaho and the only flamingos we see are he tyard art variety!
Blessings,
Rose Huskey
donaldrose@cpcinternet.com

Gombojav Tribe said...

Ooooo! Very nice! Enter me!

Daja
www.gombojav.blogspot.com

Amy said...

That's lovely!

Sally said...

That is adorable! I was just considering that book this very morning. Your blog continues to be daily inspiration for me, in so many ways. Thank you!

Sally

Jodes said...

Gorgeous as always! Congratulations on 1,000 inspiring posts :)

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Count me in!

Congratulations on your 1,000 post.

Anonymous said...

I just added your blog to my favorites yesterday. Good timing!
I collect aprons and I'd love to win this one. :)
joanna

Suzanne said...

I love that book:-) Please enter me, my sil loves flamingos and would think this is just the coolest gift ever. Would you share where you bought the fabric Anna , in case I don't win:-)

Jen said...

I really enjoy seeing your sewing projects here on your blog and would love to win this. You do a great job with the vintage patterns. They are still very relevant for today.

Rebecca said...

So sweet. Your blog is a daily breath of fresh air for me! Thank you!
Rebecca

Pony and Petey said...

Please add Pony Peterson to the hat!

Your blog is inspiring on so many different levels. Please tell Giles that I thank God for the blessings I receive from his beautiful photography.

Beverly said...

I don't think flamingos would look at all bad in Kansas in autumn. Please enter me in the apron contest, and thank you for your blog. I am an almost-daily reader.

Anonymous said...

What fine work! Everything you make looks beautiful as does your home. I have been reading your blog for a few weeks now but never commented before.

~Tracy
www.evanspatch.wordpress.com

momawake said...

I love that book. It's on my Christmas list, although I'm not sure I want to wait that long for it. ;-)

The apron you made is very pretty.

Anonymous said...

Now that would be fun! To experience that you're really there! Hoping that living in Italy doesn't disqualify me.....
Gilda

Monica said...

How exciting!
monica

meredith said...

I can't express enough how much inspiration you give me! I love & look forward to each & every post.

your view is amazing...your life a piece of art...your perspective seems so centered.

thanks for always being an inspiration!

Le said...

I would love to own that apron. What a beauty!

AmysZoo said...

Anna, your blog is a daily inspiration of beauty and domesticity that I am truly thankful for. Please enter my name in the drawing for that fabulous apron :). Gratefully, Amy

Lady Farmer said...

Yours was the very first blog I had ever read and it is still my favorite. Please include me in your apron giveaway. Thanks!
:~}
Raeann

Gail said...

Wow, 1000 posts and I have read them all and enjoyed every minute of it. You are an "inspiration" to me. Please enter my name in you drawing.

Anonymous said...

I look at your blog daily and am disappointed if there is no new post. Congratulations on your achievement and I would love to have the apron! Sarita at sboyette@tx.rr.com

Tracy G. said...

I've only recently discovered your site, but have come back to it every day since. Thanks for allowing me to peek into your life! Another beautiful apron. Thanks for the chance to win it.

Secondstreetdesigns said...

lovely, as usual! whoever wins it will be very fortunate!

Amber said...

This apron is so fun! I am always a sucker for a cute apron.

sarahdodson said...

Cute!

Katrina said...

I really enjoy your blog and your creations. You have inspired me to take my sewing skills beyond seventh grade home economics. I would love to have my name in the hat :) Thank you for your generosity.

Polly said...

Delicious apron, throw my hat into the flamingo ring!

Rebecca said...

How fun! I found you through highdeserthome, whom I found through someone else. Aren't web connections fun? I love aprons, and this one is super cute!

Prairie Chick said...

Dream, dream dream dream... all I have to do is dream. =D

Mamabear said...

Congrats on your 1000th post. Wow! Tempus Fugit! Thank you for having a great drawing for your adoring fans.

Jen

Michele said...

I've been reading your blog for a while, but have never commented. I really enjoy every post. Yours was my inspiration for a blog of my own. Please enter me in your apron contest (your work is beautiful)! Thanks!

amy said...

thank you! i thoroughly enjoy your blog. aebg1974 at bellsouth dot net

Amy said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post! Wow, that certainly is a milestone.

I've been reading your blog for a long time now and have enjoyed every post.

Your flamingo apron is charming. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping for a package in the mail :)

Chris said...

Oooh! Love that apron... and your blog! Please enter me into the drawing!
Chris

Rachele said...

It is a beautiful apron! And I do love a give away. Thank you for being so generous and offering this for a giveaway and thank you for making the blogsphere a more beautiful place.

Pattie - Chicagoland, IL said...

What a nice thing for you to do! Consider my name tossed happily into the hat!!!

Frogdancer said...

Boy! Nothing like a give-away to make the lurkers come out!

(Just wanted to say that yours was one of the first blogs I found when I discovered the blogosphere around a year ago. I've been enjoying your words and pictures ever since. )

Xenia Kathryn said...

Oooh, how cute! Maybe, oh maybe, I'll get picked...! :D I love your work.

SK and Family said...

I love aprons!
:)

Sarah said...

Anna,
Your blog is an inspiration...I would love to be entered in the draw.
Sarah

Anonymous said...

I don't have any full aprons like this one -- only halfs. Beautiful. Please enter me.
Mrs. Silzel

E said...

how lovely! You never cease to amaze!
Erin S

Anonymous said...

Oh, I think this is so sweet!
Pick me, pick me, pretty please!
~Lisa L

melissa said...

Please count me in! How beautiful.

*Melissa*K.

salina said...

Oh my, how I do love that apron.:) Definitely count me in too!

Katie said...

I'd love that gorgeous apron, if you're willing to send it to me in Australia!

Shelley said...

Please add me to the long list of hopefuls. You would like to send the Apron Abroad to England, wouldn't you?

Shelley

Jimena said...

What a beautiful and delicately made apron! The flamingos remind me of home in Bonaire N.A.
Thank you for this giveaway and God bless you...

Anonymous said...

Simply lovely !
I really like it, please include my name in the giveaway !
And a lot of congratulation for your 1000th post !
I love your blog !
Cinzia

nocton4 said...

many congratulations on 1000 posts, heres to many more
x

Saminda said...

Thankyou Anna for your beautiful blog, it brings joy to many. :)

Please enter my name.... I would just love to own one of your lovely sewing creations!
Saminda.

Stephanie in SC said...

My daughters and I would love a new apron!! Beautiful!

Rhonda said...

Absolutely precious! Please enter my name!

lcrmum said...

Wow! 1000 post! Well done! Love your blog. Read it every day! Really enjoy your ideas! Just love aprons. Wear one every day!!!! Would love to have this one! Thanks so much.

Patti

Lisa said...

Congratulations! Your blog was the very first one I ever read. And you are a tough to measure up to. After a lot of seaching,reading, and even starting my own blog, the standard is always measured against pleasant view schoolhouse. Thanks for allowing us to share your perspective and a chance at a giveaway.
twostrawberrygirls@blogspot.com

Christy said...

1000th Post Congratulations. The apron is very period and fun. I always wear an apron even when we go camping.

It's just a lovely giveaway.

lera said...

That is the sweetest apron ever. Ever.

Nanette said...

Your site inspires me! Congrats on 1000 posts! And thank you for the chance to win such a cute apron!
Blessings to you and your family!

Gina said...

Wow, how generous! Thank you for doing that! I'd love to be in on the drawing.

Vanessa {Bloom Right Here!} said...

What a fun apron! I always love to see what you have created.

Kim said...

How adorable. Thanks.

G.L.H. said...

Great job! Please count me in for the giveaway!

--Barbara

angela said...

How adorable!
Towanda, PA

Janna said...

Beautiful apron! I love the colors. And linen/rayon is one of my favorite fabrics. :)

Anna said...

beautiful! I have really enjoyed reading your lovely blog. Thanks Anna!
-Anna in Kentucky

Heidi said...

Its beautiful!! Hope I win!!

Bev said...

Hello Anna,

I've shopped at your Etsy store for my daughter, and would be thrilled to win an apron crafted by you.

Alicia said...

It's beautiful! Please add me to the giveaway, and thank you for your generosity!

Not So Glamerous Housewife said...

I'm in. Love it.

~Karen~ said...

Absolutely charming!! I would love to own something from your talented hands, Anna!
Congratulations on 1000 posts! I don't know if I'll ever make it that far.
Thanks for your generosity and for sharing your precious family life with us.
Blessings,
Karen

Lynn said...

Oh, I love it!! Anything you've made would be a delight!

Lynn

Cindi said...

You are always an inspiration with your lovely ideas and creativity. Count me in.

Anonymous said...

I think I may check that book out from the library.
Thanks for the give-away.
Kim E

Mrs. H. said...

Thank you for the giveaway, and for all the beauty you show us in everyday things.

Nancy said...

How funny - I was with my daughter last night putting the finishing touches on her bridal registry when she started looking for an apron. The ones she could choose from were all ugly and uninspiring and I told her to not register for it, that I would find the perfect one. I think I found it!

hicktowndiva said...

What a fun apron! I would be thrilled to win one of your gorgeous creations!
Lauren

mary ann said...

Thanks for the opportunity! What a fun fabric....especially since nothing could be more of a conversation piece than flamingos here in Northern Minnesota!
Mary Ann

AnnMarie said...

As always, it is beautiful and would be a delight to wear in the kitchen! If I win, please use my regular email annmarie at new dot rr dot com

bearcreekacres said...

Terribly sorry to repost, but my last post went up as anonymous....don't ask me why.
I am re-trying.
Mary Ann in Northern Minnesota
www.bearcreekacres.com

Deb said...

I'd love to win the apron for one of my daughters. Thank you for the chance.

leahyfive@yahoo.com said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post

Misty said...

My best friend is having a birthday in about 6 weeks, and I'd love to give this to her! It's beautiful!

-Misty

Anonymous said...

I would love to win your beautiful apron! -- It would certainly make housework more fun! :-)
~Dana

Anonymous said...

So Pretty! I love turquoise & pink together ( and flamingos)


Traci

Kerri in WV said...

Oh my birthday is September 19th--that would make a lovely gift LOL

Dj said...

I need to find some flamingo fabric now. My daughter would love a pink flamingo apron.

Katie said...

May I please be included in the drawing? I LOVE the style of this apron! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

beautiful! You have inspired me to learn to sew (I get my machine this week) and have reintroduced me to GLH. Thank you and please enter me! Dee

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this beautiful apron. Thank you.
swhite828@netscape.net
Sandra

Rebecca said...

I love looking at everything you sew! Thanks for sharing them and congrats on the 1000th post!

Mary D in Texas said...

I would love a package.

Traci said...

This is GREAT.....I LOVE aprons....woohooo. I also have a fellow blogger who collects flamingos....going right on over to tell her about it!!!

Kate in NY said...

What a lovely giveaway . . . just perfect for your lovely blog. I always look forward to your posts, and as a fairly new reader, I am having fun looking through the archives as well.
Best,
Kate in NY

Vanessa said...

So sweet! Count me in!

Judi said...

Hi. Congratulations approaching your 1,000th post! You present so much content with only a few words and a photo. This apron is so pretty and fun -- if I win it, I will send it to a friend who lives in Florida!

Mink said...

Wouldn't miss the chance! Congrats on post 1000!

Rachel

polkaspotfarm said...

What a wonderful thing to hit 1000 posts! Your blog is my favorite, everyday read!

Shannon said...

Anna, I check your blog every day. It's always fun to see what you've created, and to hear a little snip about your life.

Carolyn said...

Wow!! So feminine and charming. Please add my name to the draw!

Sarah Jane said...

That is so darling! And wow, congratulations on post # 1000. . .may you have many more posts to come. I always enjoy visiting your blog!

Laura said...

Just what my Florida home is missing....
Pink Flamingos!

Would those be Andean, James's, Chilean, or American flamingos?
Whichever, they would be a lovely adornment to this homemaker.

Thank you for the opportunity to win a delicious package from Pleasant View Schoolhouse.
Seems I always return to my family with a smile after stopping by.

And let the beauty of the LORD our God be on us: and establish you the work of our hands on us; yes, the work of our hands, establish you it.
Psalm 90.17

jill said...

beautiful as always---I also love this book!!! thanks for the inspiration....

Anonymous said...

I recently found your blog, and I just love it!! I'm Lynn A. from Ohio
Love the apron also! Have a great day!

Little Towhee said...

Anna, your blog is the only one (aside from my own private blog) that I check everyday. It's the perfect break for a busy mom. Thank you!

Emily

Elle said...

Pretty colors! Please toss my name in the hat as well. How fun!

L

Jennifer said...

I love your work. Enter me into the contest!

Anonymous said...

Please enter my name. I would be honored to wear a Pleasant View Schoolhouse apron! Barbara in AR

Carla said...

That apron would be perfect to give to the head of our breast cancer team. They are the Pink Flockers and they mascot is a flamingo. She is currently going through treatment and she would look fabulous in it!

AnnaVallance said...

The apron is beautiful and your blog is a wonderful way to start the day.

Anonymous said...

Lovely! I enjoy your blog so much. Thank you.

Nancy

Rhonda S. said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post! I think any of us would be honored to own something you've made!

Rhonda S.

Carrie said...

What a beautiful apron. I have a collection of aprons and as soon as I get my kitchen they way I want it they will be displayed.
I love all the things you sew, you are very talented.
I hope this apron get to come live at my house.
Carrie

Elise said...

I'm always so inspired when I come here... and I can't even sew! :( Thank you for all you do, and in such a lovely, simple way, too!

Edi said...

What a beautiful give-away! One can never have too many aprons :) Just like you can never have too many tablecloths.

Becky said...

So pretty! Please add my name to the "hat"!

Mrs. Huse Clifton said...

I love it, keeping my fingers crossed!

Karen

Debra said...

It is adorable. please add me to the drawing.

Celeste said...

Adorable--what a fun apron!

Kristina said...

Just beautiful, as always. I don't know if I would keep it for myself or give it for a gift, but do count me in!

adella said...

I love your dresses and now aprons! I hope I win. I love wearing aprons around the house. They inspire.
God Bless You!

Sian Draycott said...

Congrats on your 1000th post. Love the apron - so beautiful.

marie said...

ok, take two...I love this apron and even if I don't win it, I will attempt to make one myself, preferably with the help of a few sew-savvy friends! thanks, marie

Aimee said...

Congrats on your blog journey and I love me some aprons so count me in :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Anna,
Thanks, as always, for the sewing inspiration!
-Allie C.

Roxanne said...

I grew up in Florida and miss it very much! I live in New England now, but putting on some flamingos to get my work done would be such a delight!

I have read your ENTIRE blog and recommended it others for the "breath of fresh air" inspiration that it is. Thank you!

Roxanne

prariemom said...

It's darling ~ love it!

Tyna said...

That is so pretty! I love the soft colors...and a charm! How cool is that?!

Rachel said...

I love your blog and I love that apron! You are so good at details. I keep going to your Etsy site and just drooling... haha :)

Christy said...

As usual...another one of your creations is beautiful!!! Thank you for a chance of winning an apron!! I love aprons!!

Barbarag said...

Love the apron and love your blog! Please put my name in the hat.
Many Thanks, Barbara
barbaragail@charter.net

Tanya said...

So pretty! It looks so soft and yummy!!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely apron, please count me in on your draw.
Ann (in Canada)

Karen said...

The apron is beautiful. I would love to win it...............

Emma said...

What a gorgeous apron, Anna!!

jeny said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post! I have been so encouraged and inspired by your blog. This apron is dreamy and I would love to be included in the drawing.

Anonymous said...

i absolutely LOOVE this apron!! i hope i get picked!
brae hogan

Cheryl (Copper's Wife) said...

The apron is beautiful, and very fun. Thanks for entering me into your drawing. I enjoy your blog a great deal.

Julie Zilkie said...

I absolutely love your post and your talent and your inspiration. I look forward to the next 1000 entries!

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