Wednesday

This Old Bird Has Found A Nest Away From Home*Giveaway!

*Update* Lucky Tassel winner announcement:  Congrats to Heidi of Frantically Simple! I'll email you.

I love home decor.

I love cheap home decor.

I love cheap, do-it-yourself home decor.

Rarely, do I find something that encapsulates my deep-seeded home decor needs.

But this old bird has found a nest away from home at:  The Nesting Place.  

I don't think I have ever fallen for a blog so quickly.  And she sells handmade tassels on etsy.

I bought this adorable domino tassel with a cream pom pom:


In a thank-you-I-received-it-email, I actually wrote, "If I had a BFF necklace, I would send you the other half."

And I don't kid about best friend necklaces.

I'm pretty sure I scared her. Half.To.Death.

She might even block me on Twitter.  

The Nester has beautiful taste. Many of her posts are about creative ideas she's done in her own home. She has a classic, clean look and who wouldn't love her motto, "It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful"?  

One of my favorite parts (besides her tassel giveaways, in which she appeals to your inner-moocher) is her Mistreatment Club for window treatments.


Look, here's mine.  I ordered the fabric on ebay.  And painted black wooden balls from WalMart.  My hubby helped me with the double-sided screws.  Little black cording spaced every now and then make perfect hangers.


 

My tip?  Go visit The Nester at her blog or here at her etsy store. And if you see something you like, buy it immediately because I have NEVER seen a store sell out more quickly! The people are all about tasseling.  

It's like an epidemic of fringed-proportions.

Or you can leave a comment and risk the odds that you will be chosen to win a domino tassel just like mine ($20 value).  (See?  I told ya'll she was the best!  And so generous!)
Domino Tassel 190
She's a hoot and that's my favorite kind of bird.

Leave just one comment and I'll choose the lucky tassel winner Thursday night at 10 p.m. CST.

86 comments:

Dawn said...

I love the Nester, too. I want her to come visit me so I can walk her through every room in my house and make her give me free advice.

Threeundertwo said...

OOOH Stuff! I need more stuff!

I do love her website.

Carolina Mama said...

We do love the tassels! I'm in! Thanx for sharing the great finds.

- Marybeth I. said...

I love tassels. And the name of your blog. Cracks me up :)

thanks for the giveaway.

blessedwith5 said...

I am going to visit her blog right now! How do you find such great stuff?

Moore Power 2 You said...

I'm am on my way to the blog, followed by her Etasy store!
Your window treatment is Very pretty. What a GENIUS idea she had!!!
(Is that how you spell genius?...Just proves I'm not one huh?)

Lu said...

I love this gal's blog! and the store!!! I would love to win!

bunchofbull-ers! said...

Very cute. Im gonna go 'shopping' right now!! ;O)

April Hoyle Photography said...

cool cool... I so need a tassel!!!

Joy said...

I'll def. add her to my blogroll! I did go to her etsy store and saw that it was near EMPTY! You GO GIRL!!!

My MIL makes awesome tassels, too! She just made some for each of us. I'll show you sometime... tooooooooooo tired right now! And DH left the camera at church (drats---how can one blog without their camera?!?!?!?!).

Genny said...

Thanks for the tip...I'll check her site out.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

I didn't know I NEEDED a tassel until I saw this. I'm sold.

franticallysimple said...

Do I dare to hope I might win...
I do.
I dare.

Reeva said...

dang! i got lost in there :) i now have a few more bookmarks to add to my browser. Great giveaway! I hope i'm the lucky winner :)

now back to reading and learning more decor secrets :)

mishebe said...

love tassels too. And i like your toile drapes. great job. mishelle

the4moyers said...

Sweet tassel!!! Great giveaway!
~Tanya
the4moyers(at)msn(dot)com

Loraine said...

Love the tassel balls... very fun!!! And your dining room window treatments look great!

The Nester said...

an epidemic of fringed proportions--I so am gonna have to use that!

I think this is my favorite post of yours ever-imagine that!

you are so good with your words, lucky. That's why I have to put so many photos in my posts--I can't think of good words.

I would wear the other half of that necklace.

Katy said...

I visit the Nester's blog too! :) I would love to win a tassel!!! Thank you for the chance! :)

Jenn said...

I'll have to visit her blog! The tassels she makes look pretty cool.

The Fritz Facts said...

I love the Nester! I love the ideas I get from her site.

Thanks for a great giveaway!!

Misty said...

My friend JUST showed me her blog yesterday, and now you link it today. I need to check this girl's site out on my own!

fortyb4forty said...

Love the tassel and love her website and yours,too!

P.S. He loves you... said...

How creative!

marky said...

Who Knew Tassels could be so much fun? I am pretty sure that I need them now too!

Heidi said...

Oh I have a serious need for something that adorable to "pimp out my home." That's awesome.

MaggieLousMommy said...

I fell hard and fast for The Nester, too. I keep thinking that I want a BFF just like her!!
springfield14@alltel.net

Michelle Pendergrass said...

Tell me (the decorating challenged one) what would I do with a tassel if I won it?

Suzie said...

I want new window treatments I have ...I hate t admit this but mauve satin curtains they are so so so ugly so ugly but I havent had the time or money to replace them so as I go to sleep at night I think I hate you mauve curtains. You S*ck!

Jerralea said...

I totally love the window treatment that you did! It's inspiring!

I would love to win the tassel. I would also love to see how people use tassels. [LOL, I come from a deprived family who don't own any tassels ...]

Jai said...

Nice, very nice! Gotta love the tassels.

LifeatTheCircus said...

Hmm.. I will have to check it out.. We don't have any tassles here and I sure could use some home decor help... crayon colored walls is so yesterday!

Cassondra said...

Nice tassels!!! LOL

Valarie said...

I love her so much! She makes me sick though with how she can take something so ordinary and make it extraordinary. One day I will be like her..... One Day

Colleen said...

I don't visit her blog often enough! I'm waaaay overdue for some redecorating at home!

Deb@Bird On A Wire said...

Now, I luvvvv me some tassels. Great for all kinds of accents!

Candace said...

Love it! Tassels are so much fun! I have them in my guest room. Need them in more places! lol!

Lisa J said...

You have such good taste in home decorating. Maybe when the kids go off to school, you can put your talents to good use...hire yourself out to decorate others homes with others money!!!!

Neurotically Yours: said...

I LOVE the Nester! She was my very 1st blog reading addiction, I mean inspiration!!

I, too, have done a mistreatment but yours is much more beautiful. I love it!!

I sooooo want the Nester to be my neighbor!

paryjeja said...

great website, would love to win this

Joanna said...

I found her via another blog one day. I fell in love with her witty decorating at once! She is so tasteful yet so savvy when it comes to her shopping. I would love to win one of these, because well, who wouldn't? I have made the raggamuffin garlands and I have mistreated my windows, but tassle making is a talent that I can't seem to master no matter how hard I try! So pick me pick me, please!! (can't you hear the desperation over here?)

Beckie said...

oooh! Pretty! I'd have to find someplace very special to hang that :)

Niki said...

Totally cute idea!

Domestic Accident said...

How can you not like something that looks expensive but was actually frugal? And cute?

Katie said...

Love the Nester and would love to win a tassel! fistshaker@gmail.com

MOM said...

I NEED A TASSEL! MOM

Anonymous said...

Love your window treatments- looks great and I love your site!! kaw2465@yahoo.com

not your mom said...

i had no idea that people used tassels to decorate these days. i love them! she is an amazing artist! thanks for the chance to win one.

kate

Monica@Dailydwelling said...

I recently discovered her too! She is incredible. I wish I had a mind for decorating like she does. It would be wonderful to win one of her tassels...maybe that would be a start!

Takin' time to smell the flowers! said...

I love the Nester! I myself am a part of the "mistreatment club". I want to learn to make these tassels next. She has great taste and ideas! Love the giveaway!!!

Kristen said...

I love her blog, I would LOVE to win a tassel!

Tracye said...

I love her blog, and her tassels, too!

Happy Mommy said...

Did I enter in the wrong comment? I love tassels and would love to win!

Sandra said...

I have 8 places around the house where I could use a tassel!

nicole said...

I love the tassel and I love her blog and I love her store. So cute!

Nikki said...

I love the Nester and her tassels! They are great!

I've having a giveaway too on my blog, come enter.

Christie@tisbutaseason said...

I do love me the nester! I'm dying to do my own mistreatment! Just gotta figure out the fabric issue with a paisley couch! *ouch*

Tiff said...

I love mistreatments! And I love her blog! Count me in!

Christy said...

Very neat! This is the first I've seen of her etsy store.

Anonymous said...

I love The Nester and have followed her blog for while. When I grow up I hope to be half as talented as she is!

Tina

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

I so love that tassel!

I've been a lurker on her blog for awhile...I so love it too!

Shane said...

I'm a H-U-G-E Nesting Place fan too! I just stumbled onto her blog about a month ago and visit it daily. I sure hope she doesn't think I'm stalking her! That's for the awesome giveaway.

Elizabeth Channel said...

I've been loving her site for about three weeks now...such neat ideas!

Mom2my9 said...

Those tassels are lovely! Sign me up!

Michele said...

Thanks for the link! Please enter me in your contest!

Thanks so much!!

Michele(CA)
luvkittysmeowmail@gmail.com

foxxy said...

I also enjoy the nesters blog. She's so creative and makes it look so easy. Love the tassell.

Tiffany Hulbert said...

I love your curtains!! Hey, I don't kid about BFF necklaces either! :) Thank you for this contest!

tiffany[dot]hulbert[at]lmco[dot]com

Jeno said...

Oh how fun and the tassell's are georgous!!!! I hope I win!!!

tonya said...

Okay, I spent way too much time at the "Nesting Place" after reading your post! She is incredible. So are you! This is my absolute favorite blog.

Wife and Mommy said...

Lovely stuff! Thank you for directing me to it!

gbmom2407 said...

interesting. I would love the opportunity to have one. I will check out the site for sure.
Happy day.

Mary B said...

I (heart) the nester. She has some fabulous ideas!

Ginny said...

I love her tassles, they are so cool!

Brandi said...

Really New To Blogging but caught your page on a friends site, love it! I also love the idea of tassels, that is just the cutest. I think I will take the idea of hanging them on my hubbies arms (like the wrestler)... LOL
God Bless

nosmallthing said...

Okay, I'll chance it for now, that I'll win this thing, but if not, I'll head on over there to look around for myself.

dkkwhcs@yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

After a lifetime of things hanging from door knobs I have been vindicated. I loved her site very much. I have put it on my favorites for a fun morning read

Lisa~Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

I adore what you did! Where did you get the words for your wall? Off to check out her site now!

debbi said...

wow, love the tassels.
Thanks for the chance to win!
djohnson@catcrew.com

gkstratos said...

Love the idea of a birds nest!
gkstratos@yahoo.com

momo3 said...

i heart the nester too . . . she is amazing . . . her home decor kills me . . . it's gorgeous! this is my favorite giveaway yet! thanks. kristen.

ryankristenwilson(at)msn(dot)com

misty said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity.

planetmisty at gmail dot com

Audrey said...

Ooh great prize! Thanks.

Nicol said...

I also love the Nester! She has great ideas! I would love the tassle and give it to my mom for her birthday!

nicolmontero at gmail dot com

Jenn said...

Inspiring! I needed that!

CanCan said...

Oooo! I hope you mean 10pm CST!

onlycancan at hotmail dot com


This is the kind of resource I need!

M said...

Help a design-challenged kid out. I have no flair.