Name Game Giveaway

Hello and Happy Wednesday!  I just put a coat of primer on the last one on my new dining room chairs!  The fabric came yesterday, so I hope to do a little reveal on Monday at the latest. Hey... I am realistic.  I get easily distracted.  So, while they could be finished tomorrow, they probably won't.  As I was putting the finishing touches on some other pieces that will go to the booths this week, I thought it would be a little fun to have a giveaway where YOU name a piece.  And I will give you your choice of a


Mimi Tote Bag constructed from scraps of vintage grain sacks


Or a Bemis Vintage Grain Sack pillow

Here are the rules... You just have to post a name you like... This isn't a random giveaway.  I will (with the Mr's help) choose a name.  I won't show the piece... I want to see what name I think fits her best.  I will tell you that she is a china cabinet.  And she is a pale grey (surprise, surprise.)  And, I have a leaning towards vintage-y sounding names.  And, it can't be a name that I have already used.  Here is a link to some names that I have used... but it isn't a complete list.  So, if you choose a one that I have used, I will comment back within the comment section and let you know.  Please also check and make sure no one before you suggested the same name.  And, only one entry.  So give me your best!  I need the name by Friday morning, so this will be a quick little giveaway.  I will announce the winner on Monday with a photo of the piece.

I want to take this time right now at to tell you how grateful I am for all of your encouraging comments and every bit of your support.  I love doing what I am doing now.  I have been painting furniture for awhile... since I was in high school ( a long, long time ago.)  I am sure my mother has one of my first pieces still... with layers (hand painted sunflowers under crackle paint under whatever it is now... gasp... crackle paint!)  I don't do this as a hobby.  It is a passion of mine.  Some people paint on canvas, I paint furniture.  It isn't something that the Mr. likes for me to do to get me out of his hair.  He supports me every step of the way.  I don't say this to act like I invented painting furniture or that I have been doing this longer than anyone else, but to let you know how extremely blessed I feel to be doing what I love, finally.  I know that this painted furniture trend may not last forever. And, that I may not be able to make money at it forever.  I would be painting furniture regardless of me selling it.  But, then we would probably be on hoarders.  So thank you  and now, give my piece a name!

bye for now!

71 comments:

  1. How about Charlotte? So pretty and kind of vintage, but pretty popular again.;)

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  2. Heather~ I named one of my tables Charlotte :) Please suggest another. I really love that name though

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  3. About 25 years ago I painted my grandmothers buffet light blue...Everyone was aghast!!!! Now It's right in vogue!! My name for your painted piece would be.....Elizabeth.

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  4. Sophie Grey, sort of like sophisticated grey, or azure sky,

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  5. It's tough to name a piece without seeing it but for a vintagey name I like

    Aunt Mildred or Millie

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  6. Victoria slate
    ...Autumn
    silverroses2 at hotmail dot com

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  7. Ms. Robinson~ I really love the name Hazel! But my vintage camper is named Hazel!! heehee. Please give me another!

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  8. What fun Michelle!
    Ok, mine name for her is "Antoinette". Its my husband's grandmother's name and she is a lovely 84 year old Italian gal :) (I must say that SHE is definitely a gorgeous vintage piece!)
    Ive had dreams of us having a little girl and passing on the family name - i think its a lovely family name!!

    Have fun picking out a name :)
    XOX

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  9. Ooops...I was gonna say you could always modify it and call her "Antonia". I really like that name too!

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  10. I love LOVE the name Audrey. I picked it as my 'girl' name when I was pregnant...but then I had a boy! Hopefully you can use it for this piece :)

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  11. How about Ava, Greta or Jane--sorry I couldn't pick just one!

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  12. Linnea....or if she needs two names, Linnea Grey. This is fun-thanks for the opportunity! :)

    Edwina

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  13. I had an aunt named Pauline and she had the most audacious furniture and decor. Your site kind of reminds me of her, so I think the name Pauline would be fun to use.

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  14. In honor of my 100 year old aunt...Athlyn

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  15. I am in love with the name Trudy. Don't know why . . . I probably would have hated to be named that but I just love the name!

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  16. I always have a hard time naming 1 favorite of anything, so here's my pics......Anna Clare, Bronte Grey, or Virginia...got my fingers crossed!

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  17. Bummer, I even looked at that link and didn't think I saw Charlotte...I guess it was one of the other pieces...or I missed it!;) How about Adeline?

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  18. How about Ursula...I can see a china cabinet named Ursula.

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  19. I'm suggesting Diane, because it was mom's name. I LOVE your gallery of pieces, they're all so pretty!

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  20. How about Gwenevere? CSNY is a band that played at Woodstock...one of my favorites. They have a song titled Gwenevere, just spelled a little different.

    Looking forward to seeing your chairs, I'm sure they will be fabulous!

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  21. What a fun idea! haha, most of the names I was going to suggest you've already used.
    I suggest Sloane or Sloan (whichever your heart desires).
    This is a fun game, let's do this more often!

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  22. Hi Michelle, it is Gina...:) My husband Jeff and I are picking up a sweet little china cabinet tomorrow. We will be refurbing it soon. It belonged to a little lady that we never got to meet. She went Home to be with Jesus. After her family took the things they wanted her wishes were for her home and possessions be sold and the money donated to the Baptist Church Foundation. We love all the sweet things we have gotten...her name was Josephine Craine....so that is my suggestion...Ms.Josephine.

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  23. How about Beatrice? I love it! It's actually been a lot of fun trying to come up with vintagey names!

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  24. Gina~ that is so so sweet :) I have a piece now named Josephine at CIty Farmhouse!

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  25. I saw that right after I posted it....how about Josie or Gertie?? Hugs

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  26. hmm?? How about Elizabeth? I'm still so into the royals so of course the Queen Elizabeth is still in my mind.

    Jessica

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  27. I would love you to name it Molly or Molly Kate bc that's my daughter's name. Kerrihillis@gmail.com

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  28. How about the name Evelyn? One of my sweet grandma's. :)

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  29. I would love to suggest the name Olive-Rose (If I ever have another girl, that will be her name) I did see that you have a piece named Rose, so if my first suggestion is a no, how about Scarlett? I love this game btw! Xoxoxo 1942charm.blogspot.com

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  30. A couple of more suggestions (don't know why I wasn't thinking of these) Lilliana or Delilah (after my daughters) I know I only get one chance....Sorry Xoxoxo 1942charm.blogspot.com

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  31. Aunt Bea (just tickles me to say it)

    sweetiesuzy@aol.com

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  32. My suggestion is Mimi!

    cat.e.powell@gmail.com

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  33. Oops...just realized Mimi is the name of the tote bag. So, instead how about Mamie?!

    cat.e.powell@gmail.com

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  34. Hi Micelle,
    This is fun! You are getting so many wonderful names to choose from. I love the name Maeve and think a china cabinet named Maeve would be just wonderful.
    Having trouble with blogger and google so I had to post as anon, sorry.
    Take care sweetie,
    Pat

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  35. How about Ruth? I was going to say Lillian but I see you already had a Lily.

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  36. How about Marybeth - strong, but very feminine.
    dg

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  37. I'm gonna have to go with Deanna. Not only is it an old family name but it's MINE : )

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  38. I have more!
    -Cecelia
    -Bernadette
    -Lucille
    -Daniela
    -Juliana
    -Carolyn
    -Corinne

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  39. Hi Michelle,

    I adore your blog. I have several wonderful name ideas, but one that I don't think you have is: Evangeline. That is my husband's maternal grandmother's name.

    Thanks for the fun opportunity!

    April Braveheart

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  40. My mom named me Ileen after my grandma. I've hated the name my whole life but I actually really like it for a vintage china cabinet!

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  41. I have to go with Bonnie. It's not a name you hear much anymore. I think it would fit a china cabinet....sort of strong, but fun at the same time :)

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  42. Grey Lady Izzy or Adele?

    Thanks you,

    Lynda G. Dishner

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  43. I think Jezebel, after all she was the Queen of Israel.

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  44. Olivia or Grace....how about Olivia Grace!
    Bonjour! Happy Bastille Day! ;)

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  45. Hi Michelle,
    I hope it is not against the rules to enter twice, I have thought of a couple more names that I love, Fiona and Phoebe.
    Enjoy your date night!
    Pat

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  46. Nancy~ I have had an Olivia and Grace :) both beautiful names... feel free to suggest some more!
    xo~ Michelle

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  47. How about Callie? I absolutely love the name Callie!

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  48. Ok, I have to play because I love old-fashioned names.
    Rilla
    One of Anne of Green Gables' daughters

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  49. How fun! How about Elsie oh or Maxine.

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  50. I can't sign in number my blogger but I see I can post an anonymous comment? I chose Elsie or Maxine...

    Christina
    christinassignsofobsession.blogspot.com

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  51. Amanda Rose, that's my daughter's name!

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  52. tried to post earlier it didn't go through so here we go again...
    how about presley, all girl, beautiful and very unique (like all of your pieces) and what is more vintagey than the king of rock and roll (and my daughter's) name!

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  53. My Grandmas had great names Anabelle or Pearle or how about Eula Gustavia...I was one of the few people who knew what the G stood for. Got my love of decorating from Pearle who was always changing a paint color, hanging wallpaper, or slip covering something.
    Love your blog...BTW there was a really old TV show I used to watch reruns of when I was a kid....prob was on in the early 60's....about a spunky housekeeper named Hazel. Yep that name fits your little vintage camper.

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  54. Ok just reread my post...Annabelle was misspelled. Guess that's why you preview before you post!

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  55. Let's see if you can guess why I'd name her "Mrs. Livingston" hehehe

    Your Friend,
    Deborah

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  56. Augusta - it was my German grandmother's name.

    or Hanna Mae - the name I gave a doll I made years ago.

    or Constance Goodbunny - a name I gave a bunny I also made. It always made me smile.

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  57. Of course in honor, and one of my favorites, Luna. Thanks for the chance! I can't get to the movies till tomorrow night. :(

    Enjoy ~G~

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  58. I have a couple of suggestions:

    Willow - I love that name.
    Leah - my middle name and it's biblical.
    Veronica - I love that name.
    Anastasia - very Russian and from a dark period.

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  59. One more:

    Cher - a very hip lady that has definitely undergone some "remaking". LOL

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  60. How about Rosamond, or even Regina? My mother has great memories of both of these ladies...

    Good Luck!
    Kayte
    katherine-e-roberts@hotmail.com

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  61. Hello-I have been reading your blog for about a week now-I think I found it thru Pinterest. I also live in Mid-TN. LOVE your idea of naming your pieces, so I can't wait to share my ideas.
    Pearline-My first grade teacher, she made quite an impression on me, very classy lady.
    Maxine-Another lady from my childhood classy and sassy.
    Jewell-Just like the sound of it.

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