One World One Heart Giveaway

My creation

On January 19th Lisa's One World One Heart Giveaway will begin. I have been dreaming of what I should create for my giveaway.

October in Concord

Tucked above a little cafe in Concord, Massachusetts is this cute as a button shop. I love going there, the name of the shop is Nesting On Main.

At the foot of the staircase to their lovely place they usually have a display of some kind luring you to climb the stairs leading to their shop. Weather permitted they often have a bubble machine operating. There have been days when I drove by and a series of bubbles cascaded passed my car window. Of course I just had to park my car and visit to see what was new.

The shop is filled with birds nests of every kind, books, artwork, stamps and notions all pertaining to birds.

You can find figurines dating back to the nineteenth century, antique books and treasures.

The Gift of a Letter

Stacks of old letters are in baskets and in the back you find all kinds of things that make a mixed-media artist's heart leap.


On a recent trip, I purchased a lovely journal. The journal is made by a company named Brooklinestreet. The quality of the journal really caught my eye, and the Singer Series is a very special design of their journal creations.


On the cover is an antique print of a robin, and the corners are embellished with glitter. P.S. See that wonderful painting of the bird next to my collection...that was done by Donna from Donna's Art. I love her work.


Inside the lovely treasure are satin blue ribbons to be used as bookmarks.


I slid this volume off the shelf and knew that hand-painted some of the pages in the book would embellish it just enough to make it a one-of-a-kind giveaway.


So, this is my plan. I have been browsing old books and all things birds, nests and nature to create just the right touches to paint inside the book.


Garden NotesI think that the winner can write special quotes, favorite scriptures, or perhaps a journal of secrets inside. Just in time for Spring to perhaps keep Garden Notes.


Are you thinking about your giveaway?

I know that last year I had about 200 bloggers visit me from all over the globe.

Well, please stop by Lisa's place and find out all about this event. Add a One World One Heart badge to your sidebar to spread the word. Lisa has the most glorious blog called A Whimsical Bohemian. She has one of my favorite blogs, so please pay her a visit.

Meanwhile, I do hope your giveaway idea is on your "To Do List."

One World One Heart

ONE WORLD ONE HEART is an amazing event hosted by Lisa from A Whimsical Bohemian. An opportunity to make friends from around the world and join a global giveaway.

Here are all the details, if you would like to join in this wonderful event. Lisa has published all the details on her One World One Heart Blog, so that we can be added to THE GYPSY CARAVAN.

Speaking of friend Judy from JuJuz Beads on Etsy is on Storque Showcase today, featuring some Valentine's creations and JUST CHARMING baubbles!

The music for this post is of the dreamy kind, called AROUND THE WORLD to inspire you today. Around the World is just where we will all go on January 19, 1009 thanks to Miss Lisa.

awaiting flight
Gabriela said...

Hello Karen,

I will be first to post! Your journal will be amazing!

~ Gabriela ~

Tara said...


Every shop you show is more quaint than the next! A giveaway is a nice idea in the spraseness of Jan!


PS--happy new year!

The Whispering Poppies said...

Hubby LOVES Concord! =) I remember taking field trips there when I was a child.

It's hard to believe this one world one heart is here again! I participated last year and it was fabulous!

(A little reminder for you, Karen, that you won my giveaway of the lace corsage. Please email me when you have a chance - or leave a comment on my blog which I won't publish.) =)

Charlene said...

Great post. The little shop looks divine. I would love to poke around in there. Your book is lovely. I am going to pop over to check on One World. Have a great week.

Elizabeth said...

I've been thinking about my giveaway, too! I'm thinking something with an Asian theme, since Chinese New Year is right in the middle of the giveaway window.
I absolutely ADORE your bird/nature journal idea. I would use it for quotes or a garden journal.

LiLi M. said...

That journal looks great already! I think your comments will double this year! I participated in 2008 too, and I thought it was a swell event though the receiver of my prize never wrote me a note and I on the other hand never received my two prizes, it still was fun!

TattingChic said...

What a lovely shop! Thanks for taking me with you!

Donna said...

Hi Karen,
What a great shop to browse, and the journal is lovely. I will check out One World.

Thanks for mentioning me and the painting. I was just feeling the need the other day to paint more birds! Spring will be here before we know it.


Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said... know I would just love to visit that shop. That journal is lovely and your plans for it even more lovely. I have had so much fun making journals for the boutique. Have lots to list today. And so many ideas brewing in my head. Have a wonderful day Karen. xo Lynn

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Thank you for keeping this in the foreground...I had already forgotten! I don't think that I am able to participate, but I will certainly enjoy seeing what everyone else is doing. Your journal will be fantastic!

dana said...

I don't know how you do it, Karen. Each post seems more beautiful and delightful than the last!!
The shops looks so great--one I know I would love. Wow, and that journal is beautiful--I'm certain your artistic touches will put it over the top! What a great giveaway idea!

Kathleen Grace said...

Thanks for the reminder, I need to get cranking on this!

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Karen!

How pretty does everything look around here, I love your new banner! Thank you so much for sharing these lovely shops! I always enjoy visiting here, something wonderful always awaits!:o) If time permits please drop by my place, I am having a little giveaway and would love for you to be a part!:o)



Nerissa Alford said...

That journal is going to be beautiful! Thanks for sharing the store tour, too. I enjoyed it :) I'm going to have to put it on my must visit list.
Hope you're having a good week

Kathy at Shocking Pink Thread said...

A robin journal. How pretty! And how lovely it will be for the recipient of the One World One Heart Giveaway once you have finished putting your loving touches on it! I've been thinking of you often, hoping all is well! I also think I need to visit that little shop in Concord! ~Kathy

CurtissAnn said...

What a beautiful place you live in! Thanks for giving a glimpse.