Friday, November 7, 2008

A "New Do" for Patience ... and a Giveaway!!

Patience, who you met last May, asked if she could please live inside during the long New England winter. How could I say no to this sweet face? However, I have a dilemma... Her summer bonnet of impatiens met its demise during a cold snap, so it's time to give her a new look for the winter...


This boxwood gives her a formal look...


She looks much more casual with blue hydrangeas in her hair....


Here she's sporting free flowing locks of ivy...


"If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair..." Yes, she is definitely a 60's flower child with these little white blossoms...


Or perhaps she'd prefer a more punk, spiked style?


"Okay, Patience, I get it... You're the life of the party..."


Well, I've actually made my decision on her "new do" and I'll share it with you next Thursday. But here's the fun part - tell me which look you like best! And you don't have to match the one I picked... Just by telling me which style you like best, you'll be entered into a drawing for a couple of items, the first being....


... this copy of SENSIBLE CHIC, based on the HGTV show of the same name...


... where they take a high-priced "inspiration" room and help homeowners create a budget version of the designer room...


It's a softcover book of 191 pages with color photos or illustrations on every page... Lots of inspiration inside these covers!
The winner will also receive another giveaway prize, but I'm going to keep it under wraps until next Thursday (if I can wait that long!) when I announce the winner... But here's a small hint.. you'll really like it!!

So up until next Wednesday (around noon time), just leave a comment on this post stating which "do" you prefer... On Thursday I'll announce the winner and show you which "look" I chose for Patience! (Non-bloggers, be sure to leave an e-mail addy!)
And if you mention this giveaway on your blog, be sure to let me know in your comment so I can enter your name twice!
Donna

53 comments:

Susan said...

I like the ivy in Patience's hair.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I really like both the boxwood & the ivy but the boxwood has more of a formal look so my choice is the ivy.

Anonymous said...

I vote for the ivy look. I am sure if your "Patience" would look in the mirror she would choose that look too. Debbi

faustx2@yahoo.com

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

I vote IVY ;) That book is great, hope I win!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Well I'm a hydrangea gal myself. But being that it's winter I think the ivy may be the way to go.

Hugs,
Joanne

Laurie Ann said...

Ooohh, I vote for the Hydrangeas! I love that shade of blue, it complements her complexion!

Rachel said...

Hi Donna,

I love the ivy! It's classic.

Rachel

rsbrown68(at)yahoodotcom.

Jean Tuthill said...

Hi Donna, I really like the boxwood. I think it's very suitable for winter here in New England and it will last a long time (maybe 'til Spring). I posted about your giveaway on my blog, with a link over here, so please enter me twice, I want to win that book! Thanks.

My LIttle Family: said...

Since it willo be for the winter I vote for the ivy. I have a similar head made from terra cotta and I have a rambling cactus in it that looks like fingers making the head look like medusa, LOL. Vickie

tidymom said...

I like the spikes - call me crazy! LOL

~Tidymom

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

I love anything you can plant something in, and that one is just perfection!
Brenda

suzeeez said...

am reading about "Patience" and giggling here ...you are too funny . My pick for her is the ivy ....my second pick is the lampshade.
:o) Sue

Victoria Lynn said...

My vote's for the ivy...I love ivy, you can never have too much ivy! She looks gorgeous!
Hugs,
Victoria Lynn

cargol said...

I think I like the ivy the best!

Nanette said...

I love the ivy..... but oh so funny are some of the others.... I may just have to make a change once a month to tickle the people visiting my home. You are so clever!
Thanks, Nanette

dana said...

I just mentioned your give away on my Pink Sat. post and gave a link to yours---so put me in twice! :)

I thought this was a great post. I loved the ivy on her head and I'm certainly an Elder Flower Child of the 60's so I liked that one, too. I'm certain I've had a lampshade or two on my head at one time one another, but I really cracked up over the spike! I vote SPIKE!
Have a great weekend! Dana

mishebe said...

Hi I like the boxwood, it caught my eye first. Mishelle

Deb said...

I like all of Patience's many "hats" :-) The hydrangea's my favourite!
I'd love to be entered in your giveaway Donna. Thank you.

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

I love the IVY too! that seems fitting for her :) but how neat that it can be changed at whim too!

~ Cynthia ~

Melissa Wertz said...

Donna, I like the Ivy!

Rue said...

Hi Donna :)

I like the ivy, but I also love the hydrangeas. The book looks wonderful!

hugs,
rue

Mary Ellen said...

Oh I do love ivy......it's my answer to almost any decorating dilemma. Please place my vote in the ivy bucket.....thank you.

Angie said...

Oh, how fun! I like the way the free flowing ivy looks the best...but the punk and spiked style makes me laugh...I like the unexpected!

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

very cute ideas. I'm going for the IVY. Stone rabbit sent me here for the chuckle. TFS. :)

Viv (VivLyn) said...

The Stone Rabbit sent me over and I'm fond of the ivy look! Much more flowing and carefree!

jeanne said...

Hi Donna, The stone rabbit sent me and I am so glad he did.

I scrolled fast through the comments so I wouldn't be compromised with my favorite look. smile

I choose the ivy locks. I think she looked lovely. I know she must be thrilled to be inside for the winter.

Count me in on the drawing. Thank you.

Hugs...Jeanne

KatCollects said...

Cute post, I'm loving the Boxwood : )
Kathy

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Donna!
I just read about your giveaway! (duh! where have I been??) Please enter me for a chance to win AND I will be glad to advertise your giveaway on my sidebar! Great giveaway Donna!!
I love all the choices for Patience's new hairdo! I think I like the ivy the best but the spikes are the most fun! Of course the lampshade is kinda cute on her too LOL. What fun!
Hugs, Sherry

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

My favorite is the ivy! I would love to be entered in the giveaway. By the way, I just love Patience!

Kady

Liz said...

Personally... I like the Hydrangea! It makes her look kind of like a Gibson Girl.... But she is very statuesque no matter what you choose!
: )

~Liz~

dolci said...

Hi, I found your blog on Cynthia's Cottage Design. I think the IVY really suits her classic looks. Although, I think it's fun that you can change her looks so easily.
Janet

Lynne said...

The Stone Rabbit directed me to you and I'm so glad she did.... I much prefer the ivy in Patience's hair..Love that you've named her..
hugs ~lynne~

Beverly said...

Oh, my favorite is definitely the ivy. I am a big lover of ivy, and it so becomes Patience.

micaela6955 said...

Definitely the ivy-I like her free flowing locks....:)

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Dolly said...

I love the Ivy look!

What a fun give away...
count me in please!

Hugz, Dolly

Wendy said...

Patience looks lovely. I think the ivy and boxwood are especially pretty. Ü

Happy HomeKeeper said...

I like the ivy look best because it looks so natural.

Domestic Diva said...

I LOVE Patience! I vote for the ivy.

Carol Sue said...

I love the ivy look. Great give-a-way
nykerk06@comcast.net

Lisa said...

I vote ivy too!

Love the second part of the giveaway too, what wonderful items and gift ideas Rhonda has in her store. Going to check it all out!

Please enter me in the giveaway as well.

Thanks!
-Lisa

Linda's Blue Gate said...

I think Patience is gorgeous not matter what is in her hair..... she has the face of a "Botticlli".... lovely
HUgs
Linda

maggie said...

Patience looks great wearing ivy. Love your giveaway.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Definitely the ivy; love the Medusa look it gives!

AT THE PICKLED HUTCH said...

Hi Donna,
I feel like I have been living under a rock to have missed this. I definitely think her long locks of ivy are the best. Classic like her! That books looks great as well!
Lisa & Alfie

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

Sign me up! Thanks so much

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

They say "Patience is a virtue",..so here goes...the meaning of virtue...
1.morality
2.chastity
3.merit
So here is what I think (some girls will do anything to get in a contest :) )
In her ivy she proves MORALITY!
In her hydrangeas she displays CHASTITY.
But you all will have to agree with me the spike gives her true MERIT!
I have a feeling in her "spike do" she could become a true virtuoso!
Count me in on the giveaway!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I think that the ivy is a very romantic look for her.

Kelli @ Vintage Vavoom said...

I really love the ivy...and love the giveaway!

Kel

Suzanne said...

I must agree, the ivy looks wonderful on "Patience". A great winter look. Must add little bows/or tied ribbons. Very FUN!!! A Wonderful book.

Diane said...

Hi Cami, My first choice is the boxwood, but I also like the ivy in Patience's hair. :0} Diane

Vintagesquirrel said...

Patience definately looks best with the ivy topper. Although, I have to admit the lampshade is rather, well...Interesting

Susan Hickam said...

i love the ivy and the hydrange! Mabey she can switch her do back and forth depending on her mood?

Jillian said...

Oh darn! IT looks like I'm too late for the giveaway?

I was sent here by Dana at the Stone Rabbit...maybe she won!

Jillian