Saturday, April 3, 2010

Teddy in the Gardens Video and a First Blog Anniversary Giveaway

The winner of last weeks giveaway is: Max's Mommy! Send me your info and I will ship it right out!

This week, April 7th, is the anniversary of my first post! So, I am giving away this beautiful antique set of brass candlesticks to celebrate. I did not polish them but when polished they will shine brightly. I have an aversion to polishing metal. You know the drill. To enter, leave a comment on this post and if you are not already a follower, join to follow and also leave a comment. The winner will be drawn next Saturday and a new giveaway will be posted.


Here are a few videos of Teddy checking out the gardens after the long winter. You can see that she is a bit out of shape. So am I! It is a long walk back up those steps. You can see that Chow Chows hop up steps and after she stops for a rest, she takes it step by step! She still has her winter coat and it has been very hot here. I can't imagine running around in that fur coat.



Teddy in the Garden pt. 1

Teddy in the Garden pt. 2

Teddy in the Garden pt. 3

74 comments:

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

I think we all are out of shape after this winter :-) Teddy is so cute and I can tell You that I would have sonded much worse going up those stairs :-) :-)

I like Your garden a lot! I wish mine wasn´t so flat as it is, it would be nice with some mountine in it too :-)

When looking at Your videos I get the feeling of early summer, we are still way behind over here.

Congratulations to Max´s Mommy! and congratulations to Your first year anniversary! Those candlesticks are really beautiful!
Happy Easter!
Christer.

Autumnforest said...

She looks so happy to have full run of the place and no snow! What a wonderland!

Pricilla said...

The doors are magical.
The churchbells remind me of my childhood.

It's sunny and snowing today.
*sigh*

the wild magnolia said...

Congrulations to Max's Mom!

A garden of delight and spirit. The many steps with twists and turns is a journey. It changes moment by moment. The shrubs, trees, flowers and pond punctuate the mother earth. Peace is everywhere. How wonderful and fun to share.

Teddy is a super Chow Chow guide. I've temporarily lost my sound button and will have to go back to listen when I find the lost button. :)

Have a great weekend.

Linda said...

I am a follower of your wonderful blog.

Linda said...

Congrats on your first year anniversary!! The candlesticks are very nice!!! I love Teddy!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

I am SMILING ! Oh, YES I am....

where to start..well, Teddy is just the cutest..and I LOVE hearing your voice and you calling her....

what a beautiful garden..those doors leading to the vegetable garden and that bbq and the ponds and those steps of stone...all so wonderful....

Congratualtions on the one year anniversary..nice going..and those candlesticks are beauties....

enjoyed all of this so much....

hugs all the way around...

kary

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

congratulations on your one year anniversary...and those candlesticks are beauties....

Sharlene T. said...

What a gorgeous garden. Such beautiful moments with your Teddy. I'm too busy still setting up my gardens to just stroll in them, yet. I have a five-year plan and, so far, it's on schedule. Then I'll bring my tea out to enjoy under my favorite tree and simply blog from there! How 21st Century!

The candle sticks are gorgeous. I, er, uh, ummm, I, uh, covet them...

Happy Easter!

Zoey and Me said...

Congratulations! Keep it moving!

Sarita Rucker said...

Your yard is BEAUTIFUL! I am so envious. :)

You must have a lot of fun with it.

oldblackcatboo said...

WOW! For some reason I thought you had been blogging longer than a year! I've just been blogging myself since last June and now it feels like I've always been doing it!
I love love Love your videos! Of course I love seeing Teddy and It's so cool to see your garden! You've given me a few ideas to steal! tee hee! I've searching the net today for garden ideas, especially after my neighbor said he was pulling out the hedge that's on the border of our property and laying railroad ties and gravel down so that he can park his boat there!!! Ahhhhh! So, I'm searching sites for fencing, bushes, trees and a garden shed! I just can't look out my window every morning and see his *#!* boat! Sigh...........
Have a Happy Easter! I'm going to my sisters tomorrow for Chinese!
XOXO - Cindi

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Teddy is adorable bounding up and down those stairs ... so different from my little Pom who sort of does little gazelle leaps up steps LOL.

Love those doors! What beauties - a real invitation to explore what's beyond!

Lin said...

Oh, you have a very cool yard! Do you have to brush Teddy a lot to keep her so fluffy??

TMCPhoto said...

Happy Blogiversary! The first year goes so fast doesn't it?

jenana said...

Well congratulations on your blogaversary!! You visited me last year (on my other blog) when you first started and I've been following ever since. Your gardens are an inspiration and your recipes divine!!

Loved the walk through with Teddy. :) I hope you post more videos in the future.

I'd be honoured if I won the candlesticks.

Suzie said...

Congratulations to Max's Mommy! It is your turn to do a Happy Dance!!

And Congratulations, Jaz, on a whole year of blogging! Time sure has passed quickly. I guess that's a sign that we're having a good time. I hope that you are too!!

The candlesticks that you are giving away are simply gorgeous! I love brass.

Now. .when are you giving away those doors? Oh. .I can dream, can't I?? They are so intriguing, both in their own design, and the psychological invite as to what is beyond.

Your gardens are totally wonderful!! So many different levels and areas. It makes me want to wander for hours, just following Teddy's bouncing fluffy tail!

Sherry aka AutumnTurtle said...

Teddy is so adorable! I could just love him to death!
I would love to win the candle sticks they are beautiful

Jennifer Rose said...

aww teddy looks so cute. we had a chow come into the dog groomers after winter, took all day to bath but the hair just pulled out. he looked so much cooler after we were done

congrats on the blog anniversary!

Chris said...

Your gardens are absolutely enchanting! Love the ivy-covered steps, and the little pond is awesome - a paradise! The doors are beyond amazing, and Teddy is simply adorable.

Congratulations on one year!

Marie S said...

Congratulations on your Blogiversary! Here is to many many more.
Congratulations to Max's mommy.

Teddy will get in shape in no time playing out in that gorgeous yard.
It is lovely.
She must have so much fun out there.

Thanks to for another awesome giveaway.

Have a wonderful week!!

Nydia said...

This giveaway is so tempting for a witch who loves candles!! :o)

I couldn't open the videos, my computer refused to, grr....

Thanks for another generous giveaway!

Kisses from Nydia.

Laura said...

Like the spring layout to the blog, looking forward to seeing your garden again.

carma said...

very nice candlesticks.

I follow.

Beadwright said...

I am now a follow of your site. Congratulations on your anniversary. I don't know what I would do with out my blogging pals. Some of them have left comments here already.
Please stop by my blog for my birthday giveaway.
Have a great day
Nicole/Beadwright

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Teddy's Secret Garden is heavenly.
xx

taylor said...

My fireplace would welcome these, .... very nice, thanks.

Gianna said...

Please enter me :)

Melanie said...

these are lovely! Congrats on your blogiversary.

melanieinaz2003 at yahoo

Hil'Lesha said...

These are stunning! :)

HilLesha@gmail.com

jemscout425 said...

follow
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jemscout425 said...

they're lovely, i don't like polishing either. I like the worn effect
pksanddancer(at)yahoo(dot)com

cdziuba said...

I follow cdziuba@aol.com

cdziuba said...

Hope I win! cdziuba@aol.com

Donna said...

Way to go on your first year in blogland....and, Teddy is adorable....Teddy is very lucky and you are very lucky to have each other....

God Bless,
Donna
dwarrington1@gmail.com

Max's Mommy said...

I can't believe I won! Thank you so much!!

Congrats on your Blogiversary!! :O)

Beautiful candlesticks!! And love the videos too.

mogrill said...

Congratulations on your anniversary!
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

Misty said...

follow your blog.

Misty said...

These are beautiful candlesticks! And I love you dog!!
mommy2skie at yahoo dot com.

Glenda said...

Congratulations on your one-year anniversary!

embree@galaxycable.net

Kim said...

I am a new follower!!! I am loving your blog! I also am loving Teddy! What a cutie!!! xo

kimberly.long at gmail dot com

Kelli said...

Tell Teddy not to feel too bad. Our cairn, Sam, is a little out of shape after the winter, too.

Nanette said...

I am a follower and I love the candlesticks. I agree with you and I don't like to polish either.
nanoarta1 at gmail dot com

bison61 said...

Congrats! and the brass candlesticks are very pretty

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Tracey said...

I follow. These would look nice on my diningroom table.
traymona[at]aol.com

circargus said...

I also am a follower.

circargus said...

Bet you are amazed at how quickly this past year has gone. Good job on your blog and love the candlesticks.

Bob said...

Antique brass is s good thing.

Deci said...

The candlesticks are beautiful.

Deci said...

Happy to follow as your new Google friend.

Julie said...

I follow your blog as jelaws5

aunteegem@yahoo.com

Julie said...

Teddy is so cute-:)

I would love to win the candlesticks-I will "bribe" my daughter to polish them ;)

aunteegem@yahoo.com

madpay said...

helps save electricity

Anonymous said...

I'd luv to win those candlesticks. So romantic! :)

swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

nightowl said...

I just signed up to follow your blog. Teddy is so cute and so are the candlesticks.
winit6@hotmail.com

Sunnyvale said...

Beautiful candlesticks

Jen said...

So pretty!

Tammy said...

Your doggie is too cute

katscorner said...

I fallow but these are so special with history and beauty
k.vallee@comcast.net

Min K said...

These would make a great (and useful) additionto my collection.

Timbo said...

I am following you on Google Friend Connect :D

Username: Timbo Squad

And I could see myself using these if I ever wanted to re-enact a game of Clue :D

Anonymous said...

beautiful

robertcschulz2003@yahoo.com

kakihara said...

I dream of having a garden like yours--and Teddy is so precious!!
Thanks for sharing your garden, and thanks for the chance to win something lovely!
kakihararocks@gmail.com

idahomom said...

What a beautiful garden. Someday I will have one just a beautiful.

Ann said...

I always look forward to seeing what you are up to-any you never fail me-you live a very interesting and deversified life-a d have a wonderful faithful companion as well in Teddy. Never too many candlesticks. Angie

Sugar said...

I would love to enter! Love Teddy!!

bridgetmsw said...

these are adorable. I have an adversion to polishing brass too.

Anonymous said...

Love to decorate with brass bring on the artistic design of the candlesticks. Thanks SW raymondw345@AOL.com

purango said...

I love these candlesticjs. They are beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway. garrettsambo@aol.com

lilyk said...

Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!

Chris said...

This giveaway is so tempting for a witch who loves candles
another6655@yahoo.com

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Witchy me would love to be entered in the contest! :) I am already seeing them all lit on a fall table.
(I hope this is the giveaway for the amber candles... but no matter..)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Congratulations to Max's Mommy on her win of these lovely candle sticks. :)

Marjorie said...

Please enter me in your latest giveaway--love those amber lights! (hope this is the right post). I will be posting pics of the milk glass candy dish and my new milk glass duck on my blog tomorrow.