Thursday, February 10, 2011

Countdown Giveaway: #4 of SIX Sisters

                                                
A Tiffany Blue Photo Album with a cover page image of Julie Blackmon's + a Vintage Candy Dish Filled with Lizzie's favorite thing:  Candy...{ozark saltwater taffy}



sisters from left to right:  me, lizzie, julie, rosie, jeanie, and millie

I hope you all are liking the six day giveaway week.  In addition to today's....I'm going to have two more days of sister give-aways between now and Monday {the day we have our soft opening}, at Pickwick House.  It's going to be a busy weekend for us.  The store update: We are going to start loading tomorrow to move everything in.  We have things stored all over town, the garage, staxx, flea markets, and at the painters. We'll have two days to set up and get the computer system loaded and ready to go.  I was hoping to have a full week to make the store look like I had imagined it in my head, but I still think we can get it done.


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Dear sister, Lizzie. Sixth of Nine kids...A finisher of marvelous schemes, and dreams.  She has an indomitable spirit that gets things done.  An ever-flowing source of useful information, stories, ideas, artistic visions, thoughts,  and business savvy skills, she infuses her magnetic personality and sweetness into all that she does.  Her to-do lists are more like Audrey Hepburn show times because she makes her work looks effortless, fun, and beautiful all at the same time.  Passionate about others, she's spontaneous and ready to help at the drop of a hat.  Nothing is too hard for her to accomplish.  

She loves to laugh and is known to break down laughing so hard that she can't stop.  She was also the sister that was left behind at church one Sunday.   No one in our family realized she was gone until after an hour and a half had past...we had gone out to eat, come home, and we got a all to attention of her absence by phone call from the church deacon, telling us that Lizzie was still waiting at church. She was probably five.  Bless her heart.  

Lizzie was and still is a crowd-pleaser {who also won a city-wide concert piano award}.  She was also mom's favored one when it came to chores or leniencies.  We all kinda got upset from time to time over the favoritism, and Lizzie usually took the brunt of our frustrations.  Looking back, it wasn't her fault. She did have a sweet, wide-eyed look that none of us could match, I guess.  She still has that way about her, actually.



                                             
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Lizzie had these things to share when I asked:
*Favorite Quote...No word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause. - Mark Twain.  (I've never been good at this but wish I could be.)
*Currently Obsessed With - Vintage Valentines and candy dishes.
*What film has had the greatest influence on your style/life...Funny Face with Audry Hepburn.  S'wonderful, S'marvelous.
*I'd love to meet...either one of the Hepburns.  Alive, Betty White
*Favorite Meal...Crab legs with risotto or a twice baked potato....and lots of butter and a glass of white wine.
*Best Memory Growing Up...Late night snow ball fights with Mom and coming in for some homemade hot chocolate while we scorched our freezing toes on the the steaming radiator.

                                             
Thanks, Lizzie.  


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2. Leave ONE comment on this post between today, Thursday February 3rd, and Sunday February 13th.  All winners will be announced on Monday, February 14th...my opening day at Pickwick House.
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Thanks for stopping by, everybody!  Have a wonderful day!

sister image by janae hardy.
xo

8 comments:

Missy said...

I am LOVING these sister bio's! I bet it feels so good to have someone say such nice things about you! What a fun giveaway from such a fun sister:)

Missy Wade

Dana-v said...

I'm a devout follower! I hope to win one of these great give-aways!

Cydney said...

Such a cute story!
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cynthialipscomb said...

I work on projects with Lizzie's husband Jared every now and then. He's so nice I know she has to be as well!

cynthialipscomb@hotmail.com

tammykirks.com said...

The sister bios are great! I worked with Lizzie and can say she was an absolute hoot to be around! Loved the days we'd quote Napoleon Dynamite and tight roll our jeans. Looking forward to the grand opening of your store.

Tammy Kirks
me@tammykirks.com

jpsews said...

Love reading about the sisters. I have always been envious of those who are blessed with sisters...I have three brothers! Really enjoy the blog!! Jeanne McDermott jpsews@verizon.net

Andrea said...

Love all these giveaways! Count me in please! mindingthegap(at)hotmail(dot)com

HiFi said...

Taffy and tiffany blue!! Lizzie has good taste!!!
Hillaryfisk@gmail.com

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