fabulous area rug giveaway

I promised my peeps another amazing giveaway! I'm a woman of my word so here it is... I picked this gorgeous indoor/outdoor area rug from CSNRugs.com for our outdoor living space. I think it will compliment our outdoor furniture perfectly, being black iron with cream and black cushions.

Perhaps you would like one for yourself? CSN Rugs will send one of my lucky peeps a rug from this collection in the colour of your choice, if you leave a comment on this post. This giveaway is open to readers in the US and Canada - yes, they ship to Canada!

You must be one of my "peeps" (followers) in order to enter the contest. You can add yourself to the parade of peeps in the right sidebar. Then, just leave a comment on this post.

If you would like a second entry, you can leave two comments but you have to link to this post on your blog. Grab the cute button that I made for your sidebar or your post and leave a second comment. It's hanging around at the bottom of this post.

A third entry? Why not... you can post this link to your Facebook profile too, if you like. But again, you have to leave another comment letting me know... I learned an awful lesson with the Jonas Brothers contest. Too much footwork spreading the contest over so many posts! All comments on this post will be entered into the random number generator on Saturday, July 4th at 11:59 p.m. The winner will be announced on next Monday's post!

Visit the Couristan Recife Veranda collection at CSNRugs.com to look at the colours this area rug is available in and daydream about how one of these beauties will look in your outdoor... or indoor... space. Maybe you will pick the black and white version too.


For our anniversary on Friday, Veto surprised me with five bundles of 24 roses. 120 roses! Yes, your husband does hate him right now.


That made me feel better about all the yard work we had to do over the weekend. Look at the buggy, nasty bits that were strewn about the yard before cleanup this week.


My tiny doormat was covered with the seeds from the trees. There is a downside to living in an established neighbourhood. It seems like we've cleaned the yard for spring every weekend since the end of April.


Even the pergola needed a wash down.


I may not even put ivy and vines in the planters until we return from the Jonas Brothers concert next weekend. Until then, they remain bare and "architectural." Whatever. The longer I wait, the less expensive the plants will be.


We have two of these planters... they are immovable objects. They must have come from a door-to-door salesman who visited the neighbourhood sometime in the last 100 years, the same ones are in many of the yards around here. I don't even mind the cracked base, I think it's charming.


The peonies are finally in bloom. I needn't pick them, Veto's roses filled every vase I own. They can languish on the plant until they wilt away.


I had to wash every piece of furniture down before placing the cushions back on.


Finally... some refreshment. Perhaps you would enjoy a little San Pellegrino water, while we sit and listen to the little water fountain and some Bobby Darin.


Or perhaps you prefer French bottled beverages over Italian? I might offer you some Lorina pink lemonade, while we chill to Nick Drake's "Pink Moon." You will notice that I also have some white roses, these were from The Fan. I had to use a teapot as a vase.


Look at Veto's pink roses... they are just perfect right now... and the coral roses...



The lights of the pergola went up today, twinkling overhead as the sun went down.


The dog days of summer have finally arrived. The only thing that will make this space more comfortable the new area rug beneath our feet. Maybe you will get one, too. Good luck.


112 comments:

The Inept Aspirant said...

Your outside is as beautiful as your inside (of your house, I mean, although that could apply to you as well).

The French Bear said...

Let's see, if I won the rug, and you are coming to Edmonton, well...... I could meet you at the airport!!!!!!
Wouldn't that be lovely!! Your garden is fabulous, I love that stoneware, it makes think and feel like I might live in Italy..... well almost!!
Thanks for having a giveaway!
I'll put a link on my blog.
Hugs,
Margaret B
http://blog.thefrenchbear.ca/

Trace Geworsky said...

You definetly didnt let down as far as your promise of an amazing giveaway.
Those rugs look so great and versatile...I also like their bamboo rugs/mats.
Happy Monday
p.s. im a follower

CuteStuffInside said...

Pick me - I am your latest follower.

S.W.A.K.

CuteStuffInside said...

Pick me again - I've just put your icon on my blog.

S.W.A.K.

Caitlin said...

Beautiful roses! Go Veto go! Enter me for a rug! We've been looking around lately and I love that one!

jkddz said...

Wow what a busy bee your family was this weekend... I did all the weeding this weekend... since we will be away for Dj' competition..I hardly slept a wink last night... so nervous for my little girl.....

That rug is amazing! and I have the perfect patio for it to call home!
link will be going up when we arrive in Edmonton tonight!

Tricia said...

Hi Saucy!! Have a great time at JB. I would love to win something....anything!!! A rug would be great, as we are trying to fix up our back yard. Take Care, we really should get together for a drinky-poo this summer!!!!
fabdyksman@sasktel.net

Joanne said...

Oooh... wish I could have cold beverages in under your pagoda! :) Looks beautiful! Please enter me! I'll be linking, too!

Cute Beams said...

Dearest Saucy, My own home is looking so haggered. Here in Florida we are in the throws of heat and humidity. Working outside seems tooooo much! A new rug would perk up my lanai and my "new" old wicker set I am restoring. Love your blog and creativity! Tootles, B

Stef said...

Yes! Love your ideas, and I'd love a rug, too! Stef

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Sheesh. I leave for a week and all you've been doing around here is party after party after party.
I heart your garden--that French-ish look is so classic and pretty.

Leslie said...

Hi Saucy,
Your backyard is fabulous cleaned up or not! We too have been cleaning up our yard... mostly without the help of our two more than capable teens.
Hope you had a great time at the Jonas Brothers concert in Edmonton. Would love to win the rug, it would be a great reward for all of the hours spent working in the yard. Here's hoping for a great summer.

Leslie

mlafayette said...

Hmmm... I have a new house and could use a lot of help with decorating. A rug would be a great start.

Michelle

Christie said...

Hi Saucy,
I'm so glad I found your blog, its fun!
Tootles....
Christie =)

Meagneato said...

What a gorgeous rug!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful rug Saucy. Gorgeous roses, my peonies are struggling to even grow, I may need some green thumb help soon for them!! the one thing I hate about washing all the stuff outside is that the wind blows, a few drops of rain fall and it looks like it doesn'y have an owner again!! Sigh.....and that is why I built a sunroom!!

Debi Ward Kennedy said...

Oh Saucy, you are a girl after my own heart! I can't resist your tempting giveaway, and yes I would chose the black & white version!!! So, please do enter me in your drawing.

I'm doing a giveaway of my own - please come visit!

http://hummadeedledee.blogspot.com

Deb

Linda Crispell said...

You have so many images for me to admire! The rug contest is wonderful and picking a color is pretty tough, they are all so lovely! Cottage blue for a splash of color????
I love your outdoor cushions, very sophisticated and the urns look like they came from an English manor house.
I will do a link from my blog!
Your Pal,
Linda

tinedangganda said...

Wow the rug is beautiful...

just followed you, love the images it looks like your house is amazing!

Perfectly Pleasant said...

Thanks for the great giveaway -- I just love the paisley scroll rug from the collection! I'm a follower!

Cheryl said...

I am so technologically challenged!!! I did however, manage to get your blog name in my sidebar of my blog. It took me forever to do that, just so you know that I really do try to understand this computer stuff!!

YSLGuy said...

That rug is amazing. I love it!!

I hope you have fun at the JoBro concert!!

Caroline said...

Love the rug it is so elegant!

taranova said...

Love your garden, but I am a sucker for anything flowers! Hopefully one day my will be nice and cozy. I love all your giveaways - it's awesome.
Hope I win.
Thanks
Tara

Claire said...

Love the flowers and the peonies though are my favorite hands down.

I love the planters, the pergola ........ hmmmmmmm they are all beautiful.

And the rug, beautiful

Jane said...

Great blog! This is my first visit but I'll be back.
I can identify with the necessary cleanup of the outdoors ... those pesky spider webs are everywhere here, too.

KAGS Herself said...

One day I'll get to see the Saucy outdoors. Love the peony. I need one of those for my new garden too.
....and the great thing is over here at the KAGS Hotel the burgeoning colour scheme outside is the same as inside - perfect for an indoor/outdoor area rug!

Joanne said...

linked!

Miss Quoted said...

I'm a peep! I want in!

Shelby said...

gorgeous rug! i've been wanting an outdoor rug for our deck for a long time now! pick me! pick me!

{lauryl} said...

your outside living space looks charming! i love it, and i *lovelovelove* your peonies. gorgeous!

mookiej said...

I'm a follower now! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

tennis said...

Your site is amazing and I love your garden. I check your blog everyday and just joined

3rdEyeMuse said...

those roses are ALL so scrumptious!! and from the glimpses you shared, your is a yard I aspire to have. :)

Lynn said...

A Weim! Is yours crazy?
Ours was!!!!
Your back yard is lovely!

karen said...

Hi Saucy

I am a peep and would love a chance to win a rug like yours. Really enjoyed your garden photos. Was showing my husband all the roses you got from Veto hoping he would take the hint and we both laughed when I read on about other husbands not being too impressed!! Have a great time at the concert.

karen said...

Hi Saucy

I am a peep and would love a chance to win a rug like yours. Really enjoyed your garden photos. Was showing my husband all the roses you got from Veto hoping he would take the hint and we both laughed when I read on about other husbands not being too impressed!! Have a great time at the concert.

Deborah said...

We got a new outdoor dining set this year and your photographs have inspired me to decorate the area. asthenight at gmail dot com

Amy said...

I am in desperate need of a new rug so please enter me. And have lots I need to wash down outside. Especially the side of my house from the baby hummingbirds we had. They have projectile poop. No lie. It's disgusting.

Jennifer Juniper said...

That outside area looks so inviting! I can just picture you and me and treat girl sitting outside, chatting, sipping lemonade, munching cupcakes...heaven...

Jennspiration said...

I thought I had been following you all along, but I guess not! I am now though!!! I would love, love, LURVE to win a new rug...please enter me into your great giveaway.
Love your yard, and your hubby...maybe he could do a tutorial on your blog on "How to treat a lady!"

E said...

It would look PERFECT!!! In my updated deck I just posted about!!!!

I will be emailing this post to my husband as a future hint for any upcoming anniversaries, I will reserve letting you know if does indeed end up hating Veto, which I think would be impossible since he seems like such a swell guy!

Hope you have many less back yard clean up weekends!

E said...

I have posted a Blog entry about the contest!

E said...

I also posted it on my Facebook page!

nkh said...

I love your outside. I've never heard of this rug company before but I love that you shared them. I can't wait to spend some time looking for the perfect rugs. Thanks for the great give away.

nancie08@gmail.com

Emy said...

Thanks for the eye candy, as usual. :D I would pick the black and white one as well. It's lovely.
And thanks for pointing out that site. It was unknown to me before this!

Saucy said...

Oooooh.... look at the peep numbers. Should I send something nice out to peep 300?

Cherie said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! Beautiful roses and a wonderful song. Wish I had me some of that pink lemonade. Sounds wonderful!

Nobody said...

Pick me. For plenty of reasons, but mainly that I don't have a rug, and it would be a while before I got one. Without getting into Dickensian-style tales of hard luck and destitution, let's just say I'm a fellow who isn't above saying that rug should be beneath me. Literally.

Nobody said...

Pick me. For plenty of reasons, but mainly that I don't have a rug, and it would be a while before I got one. Without getting into Dickensian-style tales of hard luck and destitution, let's just say I'm a fellow who isn't above saying that rug should be beneath me. Literally.

TidyMom said...

What an awesome giveaway!

I'd LOVE to win one of those rugs!!

And your backyard is fabulous!!!

~TidyMom

E said...

You should send something to peep 300 if you do the subtraction to make sure that's me!!!

KellBell said...

I enjoyed peeping through your garden and your life--such a pretty site. You don't have much that needs to be swept under the rug, but I would enjoy having something to cover my bits and pieces! Thanks for the opportunity!

KellBell

tammy said...

You're making me come out of the closet now. I've followed anonymously for awhile, ever since I feel in love with your laundry room.

Love the rug! I need something like that here in AZ where the ground gets so hot. And I have the perfect spot for it.

candina said...

I like, I like you out door appearence. Your inner door is as fabulous as your spirit...Amen

D'Rae said...

I really hope I win! One of these rugs would be beautiful in my craft room

fawndear said...

I guess it's a good thing I'm late for the tea party, because now I can participate in the most fabulous area rug giveaway EVER! How sweet of you.
Poor dear, you'll have to put up with me following you around like a puppy dog from now on.

sashagirl said...

What a pretty rug! Your yard is lovely! This is such a great giveaway! Have fun at the concert!
Milli (sashagirl on flickr)

Nikki said...

What a giveaway!! and I love the idea of the roses in the flower pot..I would have thought you did that on pupose...just adds the perfect lil touch!
Im a follower! hehe

queenoftheclick said...

First, Veto is so sweet to bring so many beautiful roses - wow that's a lot of roses. :)

Second, I want to be your neighbor. Your yard is so charming!

Third, I love the Cocoa and Black Indoor/Outdoor Rug. We are in contract to buy a house so if I win, the rug will go one the back deck.

Rosa said...

Oooh ooh oooh, count me in!!! I'll post a comment again later tonight after I post about your giveaway! How fun!!! Hmmm, or should I???? That will be more people against my chance of winning! ha. I love your roses and your garden and you! I too didn't plant any flowers in my baskets this year because I'm gone alot. They normally die out by the end of July anyway so I didn't even bother. My front porch sure does look lonely though. But, not fair to have to ask everyone to water them in my absence. K. On my way south tomorrow. Will check in later! xoxo

nikkisawicky said...

MEMEMEME!! I really would like to have a brand new rug on my porch. Something bright and cheery maybe??

nikkisawicky said...

I'm adding you to my blog!

nikkisawicky said...

.....and my facebook!LOL

Carol said...

Love the roses. What is the trick for growing great roses, I do not have any luck..
Love the rug contest. Hope I am lucky enough to win.

Joy Beadworks said...

OOh. I'd love to win the rug! I can't believe you wash down the pergola! Ok, just tell me that means that you just hose it down? There are no actual scrub brushes involved are there??

Every blogger I know follows you BTW.

So-Sew Me said...

Your yard is beautiful. Now if you don't mind please pass the Pellegrino. Oh never mind I think a Mint Julep will go nicely, I will make you one too.

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I'm a follower on bloglines. Hope that counts!

Susan said...

What a terrific giveaway!! Your flowers are gorgeous!
Hugs, Susan

abigail @ Piece of Cake said...

beautiful rug! ive always wanted a living room in the backyard :)

Jennifer in MS said...

Ohhhh....what a pretty rug! Thanks for the opportunity! I read your blog daily through bloglines! Love it!

Joy said...

I would love to have this rug since I am just now decorating my house since I had my twins!

Jenn @ youknow... that blog? said...

I so love this carpet! So so so love it! It would be perfect for my back patio.

I've added the graphic and link to my blog - thanks for the opportunity! :)

bluemuf said...

Love your Beautiful Roses and a what a fabulous give-a-way.
Way to go Sweet Lady

Hugs Karen

SOINSPIRED said...

That rug is perfect in everyway. Peonies and lilacs are my favorite flowers and they won't grow here. Enjoy them!

Rhonda Roo said...

I second the first comment! Lovely lovely. And that goes for the rug too. Thanks for the opportunity to get a little Saucy atmosphere going in our own house!

KAGS Herself said...

Forgot to tell you I linked to you in Facebook! I'll try really hard to break my blog sabbatical and post on there too! I'll be sure to let you know if I do.

montreal said...

Beautiful roses..and dog!
Love the rug.

mrsinwonderland said...

Must send husband to yours for tips... he clearly knows what he is doing. Love the rug so much this is the first blog giveaway I've ever taken part in!

The Morrisons said...

I love looking at your blog for inspiration for my own home! Your outdoor living area is fabulous and so is the rug!

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Beautiful rug! My chairs on the front porch are very similar to yours and would look great with that awesome rug. Love the roses too. Became a follower today.

Lindsey said...

I just found your blog linked on another blog and I LOVE you already! I am so glad I found your blog and I hope I win!!

Lacy said...

I just found you Saucy! I cant wait to search your whole blog! One of my favs Restyled home sent me over...anywho...I am a follower and cant wait to see future posts. Nice to meet you.

Lacy said...

Ok now I have link to you and so my friends on my blog can enter too!

Lacy said...

Alrighty, I just let the world of Facebook in on the super giveaway.

The Blonde Duck said...

With all those roses, everything looks so romantic!

Jodi said...

Love your blog and all of your adventures. Loopy is the same age as my daughter so we have fun sharing what we call "Life with Loopy".

Anonymous said...

Hi Saucy!

I'm now officially a follower of your fabulous Blog! What a nice give away you're having. I could just visualize one of those rugs at my house. Happy Canada Day!
Barb

Amber said...

Love the rug! Whoever chose it has great taste. It would fit into our home decor perfectly.

Wow, that is a TON of beautiful roses! So pretty!

Elise Edwards said...

Wow - I'm glad to find your blog - beautiful space, wonderful photos and what a cool giveaway! I'm following now, and will probably be linking to my blog and facebook as well. Thank you!
Elise

Elise Edwards said...

Linked to you! Though I had trouble with the button... Thanks again,
Elise

http://yoyomamacreates.blogspot.com

coRinne not connie said...

WOW - you have a wonderful yard - all that work is definately worth it.
Thanks for the chance at the rug - i don't think it'd go on our deck - we're just replacing all the boards so there's no where to put it... but it'd look nice when it was finished!
Have a super time in Edmonton!

StaciLeigh said...

That rug is beautiful!!

Your outdoor space is looking good!

toadman said...

I gotta have the rug...it'll really "tie the room together," man.

;-)

{Ginny and Paul} said...

I love the shots around your yard. We just finished a visit to your beautiful country and enjoyed it immensely.

Love the rug! Thanks for the chance!

Michaele said...

I've been away too long! So long, in fact, that I did a double take when I read the blog title about you giving a rug away- I thought "Oh no, somehow she was transported into toupee h-e-*-*!"

Imagine my relief as I read through it all, enjoying the beautiful photos (what, no smell-o-rama for the flowers?)!

toadman said...

Posted a link on my facebook page.
http://www.facebook.com/toadmaster

carybru said...

I'd love that rug Saucy!! Lovin' your blog, too! Oh, an awed by the cupcakes you are inspiring KAGS to make!

Angela said...

Toadman and I are in this together... we want the rug! Hey, btw, I have been meaning to ask you, do you have a Face Book?

Thanks for such a fun contest!
Angela

Michelle said...

Your new rug would look spectacular on my patio :) (but it looks fantastic on yours - gave me tons of inspiration).

Michelle

Sonya-Dime Store Thrift said...

Oh Thank GOD I am back from vacation to get in on this! I would have been so, so sad to have missed it!

I LOVE that rug, it is gorgeous, girl! And your giveaways are un-be-lieve-able. We couldn't do the Jonas trip so I didn't get in on that...but THIS?! Um, yes. I am in.

I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed.

Sonya

Stef said...

http://blackberryquilts.blogspot.com/2009/06/rug-giveaway.html

Here is the link on our blog!

~J.Phil said...

Wants! Yay!

Jenn @ youknow... that blog? said...

You know, I just re-read this and realized it meant that we had a choice in the carpet if we were to be chosen. Wow, generous!

I really love the one you chose, Saucy, but after pouring over pages and pages of their catalogue, I found another one that would suit my space even better.

They have some gorgeous ones in there! And their prices are excellent - I was surprised, given how nice they are! Gotta love a great deal.

Anyhoo, I still have it posted on my blog, and of course I'm a faithful stalker... er follower of yours. ;) I'll waiting with baited breath (ewww bait breath!) for the announcement!

fister_brewer said...

You have the most fabulous taste...your home is just gorgeous! I love to see new photos and posts about your decorating - exquisite!! :)

geege7 said...

Saucy -- want the rug. Want your house... and your cupcake recipe. Call me. G.

Anonymous said...

Jo wants this rug. Hopes she wins. Newest Sauciette... will be following the blog in all her free time.
Love G. and Pepper.

Anonymous said...

I'm jo. G and Pepper told me about the rug and your blog last p.m.. Was looking for a rug yesterday - couldn't find a nice one. Then, they told me about your contest! I think it was meant to be - love the rug. Love your blog. Happy to have been introduced!

the treat girl said...

Wow!!! I'm gone on holiday for a week and I miss sooooo much!!!! Can you believe I have two of the identical super duper heavey urns that you have??? And one of mine has the corner cracked off too???!!! It bothered me, and I was wondering what to do...but I'll just admire it now too!

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