One World One Heart & Door Prize

Thank you so much for dropping by today and for participating in  One World One Heart  sponsored by A Whimsical Bohemian. ” One World One Heart is a worldwide event for bloggers. It gives all those who blog a chance to meet and mingle and form connections with those they may not have otherwise met from all over the world. In the past 4 years this event has grown to over 1,000 participants with lasting friendships (and even one love connection) formed along the way. Think of it as a GIGANTIC open house allowing you to travel without ever leaving your home……..going from blog to blog (in various countries) seeing the wonder each one has created and meeting all the fabulous people behind those blogs. As a bonus each blogger participant will offer up a “door prize or prizes“….just for dropping by, saying hello and seeing their world. It’s really that easy.”

Let me introduce myself to those of you that are reading my blog for the first time.

Hi,  My name is Sherry.
I am a daughter, wife, mother and grandmother

I am married to the love of my life.

There are five of the most adorable children that call me Grandma.

I am a true Southern girl…yes, I love grits and boiled peanuts.

 Give me eighty degrees and the beach any day. I hate cold weather.

 My dad was an antique dealer and I grew up going to flea markets and antique shows.
Antiquing is in my blood and I followed my dad’s footsteps.
Decorating our home is a passion for me.

When I am not blogging, or moving things around in the house, I enjoy golf,  hiking, scuba diving
and of course antiquing and junking for that perfect treasure

Please take a look around . My hope is that you like what you see and will come back to visit again.  While you are here please enter my  giveaway.

My gift to one lucky winner is both Rachel Ashwell books.

The rules are simple:

Leave me a comment on this post.
Open worldwide.
Giveaway ends at midnight on 2/17/11.

Check out the list of other participants and their giveaways at  A Whimsical Bohemian.   I would love to visit you so please be sure to leave your blogs URL in the comments.



245 thoughts on “One World One Heart & Door Prize”

  1. Hi Sherry…I found you last week and became a follower. I have already looked at most of your older posts and have really enjoyed photos of your home and decorating! If I follow you it means you are an inspiration to me!~Hugs, Patti

  2. I have been reading your blog for some time now and it is very inspiring. I loved the lazy susan that you re-styled awhile back. You have amazing ideas! I don't know how you do it, but I hope you continue for a long, long time.

  3. Hello Sherry, thank you for sharing this with us, my first time. except for the weather and beach weather…I could almost ditto on all you shared about yourself with us..I prefer winter, even winter on the beach… have a lovely week, xo Colette ~Afrique du Sud

  4. I love coming to visit you because you always have the BEST stuff to show us! (The first commenter never wins the prize, so I guess I'll just have to go my own books.) 🙂

  5. Oh Sherry I am just finding out about this. How wonderful. Of course I would love to win this great book!

    Oh, and do come and join my amazing giveaway from Splenderosa!

    Art by Karena

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    How lovely! I would love to win it!
    Please come to my Blog to win a real crystal ball!
    Be well & wish well,

  7. Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. I've enjoyed it so much over the years. Thanks for your generosity and participation in the event. Count me in please.
    visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

  8. Greetings from Fresno, California 🙂
    Please enter me in your drawing for your lovely give-away gift.
    ~Cheryl over @ Artsy Fartsy

  9. Hi Sherry, well at the moment it's so hot hear I am having a little 'snow' fantasy LOL!!! By the way I'm pleased to meet you (I'm Shelle from Sunshine Coast Australia) If you have time I'd love you to come on over check out my giveaways & comment at my OWOH post too 🙂 One World One Heart… It's a marathon BUT SO MUCH FUN!!!!

  10. HI Sherry! We might be polar opposites (I'm an Eskimo who loves the snow!) in weather, but oh my, I would love to learn how to decorate my home as beautifully as you have yours!

    If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll drop by both of my giveaways (at Twigs and Tulle and Kindergarten’s 3 R’s: I’m giving away a mini bunting and some pattern blocks) during this awesome blogging event! Happy OWOH!



  11. Oh my! Fantastic giveaway – I'm still a student renting a flat but i buy those interior design magazines just to ooh and aah at the pictures. A book would be bliss! Please do count me in and enjoy OWOH x

  12. Hi there, so nice to meet you!
    What an amazing door prize, would love to be in with a chance to win!

    Greetings from bonny Scotland.

    PS. If you have a minute and have not already done so, please come and visit mine too:o)

  13. Great giveaway! I too am an antique lover, I LOVE to pour through junk looking for that perfect treasure…Please throw my name in the hat for your drawing. And, if you are out and about in blogland, drop in #521!

  14. I found you through OWOH and love your blog! I also love Rachel A's fab style and please enter me in your contest for her book. *Ü*

    If you have time, please stop by my blog (#347 on the list) for a chance to win one of my handmade glass and sterling big-hole European charm beads.

    Thanks and happy blogging!

  15. I found you through OWOH and love your blog! I also love Rachel A's fab style and please enter me in your contest for her book. *Ü*

    If you have time, please stop by my blog (#347 on the list) for a chance to win one of my handmade glass and sterling big-hole European charm beads.

    Thanks and happy blogging!

  16. Hi Sherry, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win that wonderful book:-)

    Make sure you come by and enter my own giveaway if you haven’t done so already!!

    Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

  17. So very nice to meet you, I love visiting all these wonderful blogs and seeing what everyone is working on, there are so many talented people here..

    Please enter my name in your lovely drawing
    Bonnie in Florida

    Visit my blogs
    # 566 and # 567

  18. Hi, lovely giveaway book, hope to win. Love this shabby style.

    Greetings from Finland, travelling on the wings of
    OWOH, number *451*, welcome to visit;-))m

    leikkaan AT

  19. Hi Sherry! You know I have to enter your giveaway since I'm here visiting all the time anyway! Rachel Ashwell? Oh be still my heart! Count me in to WIN!

    Have you been to my blog yet? #543 – come see me!


  20. Hallo , nice to meet you.
    Thank you for giving us the chance to win your doorprice.
    This book is great.
    Please count me in.
    Your header is fabulous.
    Please come visit me on my blog too,I join the OWOH- event too.
    Regards from Germany and happy OWOH

  21. Rachel Ashwell books ~ cool! I'm in!!

    I hope you'll visit my blog
    Art of Humungous Proportions
    when you get a chance.
    Best wishes from Canada ~

  22. Great idea to meet other bloggers. I was already a follower of yours, I love reading your posts and seeing your pictures as we seem to love so many of the same things. I also am married to the love of my life and am fortunate enough to have six children that call me grandma! Keep up the great posts and count me in for the books, I would love to read them both.

  23. Sherry – I am spending a little time visiting some new blogs and of course visiting some of my "old" favorites. This is such great fun visiting new people. I would love to win your giveaway.

  24. I remember reading this post, but something crazy my have happened in my brain, a malfunction of some type…I didn't leave a comment. So here goes:

    Sherry, what a sweet giveaway and I would be so happy to win!

  25. Hi Sherry! Antique dealer would be must be a great way to collect the best things. I might get attached to too many thing though! Thank you for being part of OWOH
    cathyguitarteacher-77 at

  26. Oh Sherry please throw my name in the hat!!! I need these books, I love Rachel and when I grow up I want to be just like her!!!!!
    Thanks for the chance-
    Heather H

  27. I enjoy your blog. Thanks for the chance to win. Bet you're especially glad you live in the south this week. The midwest (Illinois) is doused in winter. Though it is beautiful.

  28. Hello from Oregon! Thanks for joining OWOH and allowing us to peek around in your blog and join in the fun of trying to win your giveaway. I haven't heard of this author but a book is always a wonderful gift. Thanks for the chance to win.
    I would be pleased if you could find the time to come by my blog and enter for mine.
    🙂 Gale OWOH #473
    gizmo01 (at) charter (dot) net

  29. the book looks like it would be very interesting and fun to look at- I also love flea markets and junk shops. Please add my name to your generous give away and be sure to stop by my blog-lucky #777.

  30. We are soon moving into my 83-year-old mom's 40's era house, where she lived for over 50 years. These books would be such a help in preserving the charm of our old home place. Love your blog!

  31. Hi Sherry :)It is so very nice to meet you. I also live in Virginia… about 20 minutes or so from Colonial Williamsburg. I would love to be entered into your drawing for a chance to win your books.
    Please stop on by my blog for a visit. I am #78 on the OWOH participant list.

  32. Hi Sherry, my name is Jenni. Just wanted to say I love your blog and would love the chance to win. Since borrowing one of Rachel Ashwell's books from the library I have loved the shabby chic style

  33. Hi Sherry… your blog and apparently you are moving so all the best with that. I liked hearing more about you and we have some things in common, being dragged to antique stores/flea makets, loving our hubbies and families and loving decor, blogging,etc..! Would love the book too.
    Looking around your blog I see we like A LOT of the same things, thats always fun to see someone with the same taste!
    I am doing a great giveaway too, Please visit me, doing my first ever giveaway, a gorgeous french chair…

  34. Greetings from Massachusetts! Love your blog! Awesome prize! Thanks for the chance to win.

    I hope you will come and visit my OWOH post and check out my blog!

    illtemperedink AT msn DOT com

  35. Oh, what a fun way to grow up! You must have wonderful memories with your Dad 😉 Your blog is stunning and I love your esthetic. Thank you for including me in your giveaway, Kristin (#73) xo


  37. Oh, I would love this book! Thanks for having such a great giveaway! Loved reading more about you. I grew up with an antiquing family too, love it!

  38. Your blog is amazing! I have really enjoyed spending time here..the photos of your home are lovely! I would be honored to recieve your prize! Rachel Ashwell is so great! Thanks for sharing!
    Angie Friend

  39. Came to your blog by way of Linda@A La Carte. I am truly enjoying going through your blog. Love your giveway! I am adding my name to your followers and hope to get to know you better through your blog! Have a great weekend!!Hugs!

  40. Catching up with your blog & so glad I found this post. I love looking at antiques & wishing I could afford them, but it's blogs like yours that show me I can & how to incorporate them into my own style. Thanks!

  41. Hi Sherry…

    My friend, I would just adore these decor books! I have a nice collection of decor books but nothing by Rachel Ashwell. Would you be so kind as to enter my name in your gift giveaway? Oooh…I am crossing my fingers…and my toes for this one, dear friend! Thank you so much for doing this great giveaway for us…your generosity abounds! Thank you!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  42. I would adore to win these precious books. I am getting used to living alone in my cottage as my husband has moved to Assisted Living for the remainder of his days. I visit him 5 days a week. We have kids and grandkids and now I have a dog of my own, Bella the Standard Poodle. I love your blog.

  43. I just found your blog and lucky me you're having a giveaway! I'd love to win…thanks for the chance. Now I'm off to explore more of your lovely blog:)

  44. Hello from Michigan! I would rather be on the beach than in the snow. I despise cold weather too! My daughters and I took up scuba diving lessons last year and headed to Catalina Island in August and scuba dived. It was great fun and of course a little scary!!! But we enjoyed it! When I lived in Texas I took up Surfing. but that was 30 years ago . This summer i plan on taking my daughters to Lake Michigan where they can learn to surf .
    I enjoy scrapbooking and creating altered art
    jewelry. Please include me in your doorprize giveaway.
    Thanks for sharing your blog. Come visit me at


  45. I adore Rachel's style and I would be overjoyed to win these books. Please add me to your giveaway and come over and visit me too. I am No. 229 on the list.

  46. Hello Sherry…Greetings from Ipswich, MA

    I'm glad to meet you. I'm a jewelry artist, watercolor painter, and over all creative adventurer!

    I'd love to win your interesting book since I'm into creating shabby chic jewelry it would be a wonderful addition to my book collection.

    Please enter me into the OWOH give away.
    I'd be please to have you follow my blog, too!

    Also, I hope you can visit my blog. I'm giving away a shabby chic denim necklace. Come any time to chat.

    Hugs¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´Linda L

  47. What a beautiful blog you have! Maybe if I win and read the fun book you're offering I might be able to make my space look a bit more 'together' too! 😉 A girl can only hope!

    I know it's getting harder to make it to all the blogs in time (the 17th is sneaking up so quickly!) but I hope you can swing by and put your name for my drawing as well.

  48. Hi Sherry,

    Oh books! You sure know how to make my heart beat faster… Thanks for offering such great prizes! 🙂

    Greetings from Germany,
    # 66

  49. I Hope…I Hope….I Hope!!!! I've always loved Rachel and I've always loved your blog. You're one of my first peeks in blogland every day over tea!

  50. I hope…I hope…I hope!!! I've always loved Rachel and I've always loved your blog. You're one of my first peeks every day in blogland.

  51. Hello, Sherry! I am so happy to find your blog through OWOH…and I've enjoyed my visit so much, I've become your latest follower. The books are such wonderful giveaways, and I am hoping I am the lucky, lucky winner! We are remodeling (albeit slowly) a circa 1860's home, and I am enjoying filling it with treasures from so many eras. I think these books could be such inspiration! Thank you so much for the chance to win! Hope you'll drop by my blog, as well, and visit for a while.

    All good wishes,

  52. Hey Sherry, It's lovely to meet you via OWOH. I've enjoyed meandering through your blog. What great giveaways. I love books for the house. Please count me in. ~Michelle, OWOH #598

  53. Hi Sherry,
    greetings from Australia. Great to meet you and visit your blog. I would love to be the lucky winner of your lovely Shabby Chic Books. Please come by #9 and say hello.

  54. Greetings from North Carolina. Enjoyed hearing about your life – and looking at your beautiful art. I'm a Shabby Chic lover too. Thank you for hosting.

  55. Love your blog! I'm a southern girl, too, and about to be a first time homeowner – so I'm loving all things DIY, esp with 2 little girls and a tight budget! Love your ideas – thank you!

  56. Hi Sherry, I'm so glad I found your blog and wow, the book looks great! Thanks for such a generous giveaway!

    And Greetings from the Northwest where I am sliding in at the last moment to say yes, please include me as well!

    I'm a writer who blogs at Book of Kells:

    thanks so much for offering this! I'd love to win!

    all best and wishing you all good things,

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