Friday, November 30, 2012

Shopping at Josh's and a Giveaway

Hello World!  Remember about a thousand years ago when I posted my painted pumpkins, but I wouldn't show you a wide shot?  Well, it's wide shot time.  A little background, my husband's friend, Josh recently moved to Dallas and he wanted a fresh start which meant getting rid of a ton of stuff.  Well, we headed over for a little shopping trip at Josh's house.  We came away with a ton of loot, but today you will only see three items.  I've got enough stuff to keep me busy for at least a year painting and working over.  However, the three items you will see today have not had any changes to them.  So chatty...

Here is the first little piece.  

It's the pretty green pitcher.  Since we have the big green couch, I needed to bring just a touch of green into the decor since the couch will be staying in the Family Room until we purchase another couple of couches.  Eventually, the green couch will head upstairs into the game room that is currently the holding room.  It holds things that I need to get rid of.  How exciting.  As you can see, "Martina" has been moved to under the stairs.  You will see what is in her place.  So, scroll down. 

 May I introduce Sophia the sofa table.  Sophia fits nicely in this little spot and Martina was happy to move to her new home.  

 The last item I'm showing today is this pretty vase.  Another little pop of green.  

I hope you enjoyed the pretties I got from Shopping at Josh's.  

Now for the giveaway.  


How would you like to win a canvas print?  Printcopia is offering an 8 x 10 canvas print to one of The Dedicated House readers.  Printcopia is a wonderful canvas prints site and they have some sister companies you might be interested in checking out.  Their sister companies offer car magnets, banners, and cheap signs

Here is a picture of the canvas print they sent me. 
 My picture does not do it justice.  It is quite lovely. 

Here are the rules for the giveaway. 
***Please note, Printcopia only ships to the Continental USA.***

1.  Be a follower of The Dedicated House.  Leave me a comment that you are a follower or a new follower.  Counts as one entry. 

2.  Like The Dedicated House on Facebook.  Come back and leave a comment.  Counts as one entry. 

3.  Like Printcopia on Facebook.  Come back and leave a comment.  Counts as one entry. 

4.  Follow The Dedicated House on Twitter.  Come back and leave a comment.  Counts as one entry. 

5.  Follow Printcopia on Twitter.  Come back and leave a comment.  Counts as one entry. 

There you have it!  Five ways to enter and win.  The giveaway will close Wednesday, December 5th at 6:00pm CST.  I will announce the winner on Thursday, December 6th.  

Thanks for popping in for a visit!  Have a beautiful day and remember to be kind to one another. 


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  1. The green Aisan vase is beautifully detailed and colorful.

    You have a lovely looking family. :)

    Have a happy weekend.


  2. Lovely prints and I'm a follower..
    thanks so much

  3. Lots of great looking finds. :) You have a beautiful family.


  4. Ooooh! I have a tutorial ready on how to make canvas prints look like oil paintings!



  5. I've been a happy follower of your blog for a while now!

  6. I want to go shopping at Josh's house! You got some great items, I love the vase.
    Of course, I'm a follower.
    Hugs, Patti

  7. I follow you via email. Awesome giveaway - count me in :)

  8. Following you on Facebook :)

  9. Follow you on Twitter :)

  10. Following Printcopia on Facebook :)

  11. Following Printcopia on Twitter :)

  12. Following you via GFC (seriously thought I already was!). I'd love to have a print from my son's recent wedding done up on canvas!

  13. You have arranged your newly acquired treasures beautifully. Your entry table looks lovely.

  14. Lovely little finds at Josh's house.Luuuuuky x

  15. I am a follower of yours! Would love a chance to win! Di@Cottage-Wishes

  16. Looking forward to follow in your facebook and twitter.

  17. Thank you Kathy for sharing all your creativity!

  18. Love it when friends want to get rid of stuff! That green pitcher is fab!!

    Jenna @

  19. Great little pitcher. I must say that the canvas of your family is beautiful.

  20. I really like that pitcher -- I have such a fondness for green pottery -- but that Chinoiserie vase is FABULOUS! Your friend Josh has good taste! ;)

  21. What a beautiful picture of your family.