Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Getting Caught Up and a Giveaway

To those lovely and patient ladies who I had promised some hankies to a bit back, they are finally on their way to you!  Sorry for the hold up.

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Since the Holidays, I have been challenged in keeping up with everything. 

It has become clear too me that I am wearing far too many hats.

What has not yet become clear is which hats I need to remove for now.

But I guess that is all part of that journey.

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I spoke a while back about a giveaway for reaching 200 followers.  I am finally getting to it!

I think followers might be like men.  When you are not looking you find them.  Is that how it goes?  Well sort of, for the both the men and the followers.

I so badly wanted to reach 200 followers before Christmas. 

Yup, I admit it, I was really focused on how many followers I was at.

So I guess there was a purpose in me not reaching that goal..  I now try to focus on the two main goals that I am hoping my blog will help me achieve. 

So now, instead of worrying about how many followers, I am focused on “what am looking to achieve?”.

And look at that, in 6 weeks or so, I gained another 80 followers.

Thank you to each and every one of you, new and been here for a bit.

A special thank you to my sister who was kindly my first follower.

As far as those two goals, well, that is for another post.

So I thought I would put together some vintage goodies to send as a genuine thank you.

Included are two vintage wooden spools and one vintage blue thread spool.

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A silver plated creamer with beautiful details, 2 hankies, a skeleton key…

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And a really interesting old nail file.  I did some research to determine if it was mother of pearl, Bakelite or celluloid.  My best research determined that it is none of those or two of them combined. 

They call me Sherlock you know.

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And it is all packed in this enamelware box and cover.  After a good cleaning and the magic of the Magic Eraser, it is in really good shape with the exception of a few marks on the inside bottom.

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It is an assortment of items that I hope you will enjoy.  I believe I even put in a small branch slice just for fun as well.

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And to make sure that I don’t get too busy to send it out, it is already in a box ready to ship!

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Since this is my first giveaway, I hope I am going about this correctly, but here is the plan…

  1. I will draw a random number and match it to a comment number. So, in order to enter please comment below.
  2. Please become a follower, if you are not already, if you would like to enter.
  3. I would love if you shared, tweeted, facebook, etc. about this if you would like.  If you do, please make another comment for another entry.
  4. I will take entries until Wednesday, February 23rd at 9 a.m.

Thanks for stopping by!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED – THANKS SO MUCH!

69 comments:

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I would love to enter your fabulous giveaway. Congrats on your follower goal.

Danielle

Mrs.B said...

Pick me!~great giveaway! :)

Andrea said...

what a great giveaway!

Jenn @ Adventures of 18th Place said...

What a GREAT giveaway! I am with you on wearing too many hats, and it is so hard to choose which ones to hang up on the hook. Thanks for sharing such a great blog!!

Katie @ OhhBaby said...

I would really love to win this! What an awesome giveaway!

Tammy @ Peppermint Plum said...

Ooh, I love that creamer SO MUCH! The rest of the loot is great, too.

Alexa said...

Thank you so much for having this fabulous giveaway! :) I am a follower of your lovely blog and have enjoyed following it! Congratulations on reaching your goal! Yah! <3

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

What great items for a giveaway. By the way I did my first giveaway a while ago. There is a way to pick a ramdom number on the computer. If you want to know more I can find out and tell you. I did mine the old fashioned way and it worked, but it also gave a few people a laugh!

ChRiS said...

wow congrats on your followers as i am 1 !!

ChRiS said...

this is 1 fantastic giveaway please enter me!!

cockermom said...

What a perfectly wonderful giveaway! I love getting a chance at this! Thank You!
Donnie

Linda said...

Congrats on your milestone, Laura! Fun giveaway! I am a follower!

Linda said...

I have posted this on my sidebar, as well!

Lisalulu said...

what a fun giveaway THANK YOU and of course Congrats on alllll your followers.

Rach said...

I usually don't enter giveaways...but I couldn't pass this one up! I also follow through rss.

Steph said...

I am a fairly new follower! I just love your blog! And what a great giveaway! Fingers crossed!

Beth @beth-adam.blogspot.com said...

First of all I can't wait to get my hanky! And I know how busy we all are, so no worries! :) I'm just happy I to be getting a prize in the mail! Now I LOVE this giveaway, you put together an awesome box of goodies, and the box itself is even AMAZING! :) I'd love to win!
Beth

Carol Ann said...

How fun! Count me in for the giveaway!

Carol Ann said...

And I'm a follower!

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Kris said...

Love what you have picked out for prizes. I've been a follower for a couple of months now. Love your photos.

kathy said...

Congratulations on reaching your goal! I follow your blog and would love to win this giveaway.

Sarah Crank said...

Congrats!!!! I follow your blog and love the amazing ideas!

Stacy said...

I just recently found your blog - I'm lovin' it!!

weilbaerin said...

Hi Laura..Julie told me about your blog. I LOVE it... although I don't consider myself a great decorator. I am a wonderful copycat.:) Your giveaway looks great..fingers crossed.

Erin

Terry said...

Oh this has my name written all over it! I want to be the winner! Please pick me! Terry

Terry said...

Oh yea, and I am a follower and have been a follower for a while. Love your blog.

Terrell said...

Oh this giveaway is just delightful!!! I would loove to win! *crosses fingers to win* and thank you for the chance!
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~
froufroudecor@yahoo.com

peggys said...

Love your blog. You have inspired me to change the way I look at decorating my home. A chance at a give away - wonderful!

Thanks,
peggys

Valeree said...

Thanks so much for the great giveaway. I love that sweet little creamer!! I'm following now!!

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Robin said...

You have gathered up some beautiful items for your giveaway - it's all lovely and has me hoping I'm the lucky winner LOL!

cockermom said...

Love this giveaway, and I am a follower too! Cheers!

Paula said...

Vintage?! Oh, girl, you're singing my song! What a WONDERFUL box of treasures! I've been enjoying your blog so much and find great inspiration here! Like...the snow skis on the wall with the photos. I would have never thought of doing anything like that and so glad I saw a photo of it on your blog! Anyway, thank you for giving away such a special gift, and I'll be keeping my fingers crossed! Congrats on all your followers!

Kind regards,
Paula

www.paulasserendipity.blogspot.com

JunqueMagnet said...

Congratulations on your milestone.I am indeed a follower!

Trisha said...

I am a new follower to your blog and so glad to have found you! What a wonderful giveaway-crossing my fingers!

~Trisha

cottageprims said...

Congrats on 200+ ! Such a wonderful blog I'm sure you'll find tons more.Count me in on the lovely giveaway.Warm Blessings!~Amy

cottageprims said...

I added the giveaway news to my blog for the extra entry.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Meri said...

I'm a new follower! Happy belated Birthday and thanks for a chance to win!

Joan's Good Life said...

What a fantastic giveaway! I do so hope to win this!

I am a new follower although, I must admit I stalked for the longest time.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Hello Laura, I just found your blog this morning. I love your style. And I loved your comment about maybe wearing too many hats and trying to find that balance in your life right now. I'm having those exact same feelings. I'll be following along. Looking forward to getting to know you! ... And what a sweet giveaway!

Roseanna said...

HI Laura, I found your blog today through Freckled Laundry. I am a new follower, lovely blog!

Roseanna said...

I just tweeted about your great giveaway!! Thank you.
FiberArt

Roseanna said...

And, I put it on Facebook, also!
Roseanna Bogley

Renee @ where the grass is greener said...

I am definitely a follower of your lovely blog!

Anonymous said...

Love your bLOG, New follower!! And I would love to have the lucky number!

El

Anonymous said...

EL can be reached at vfw@fairpoint.net

joanna said...

I know what you mean about too many hats. We are all on similar journeys and sometimes looking at others choices help us with our own; thanks for sharing and for this beautiful giveaway!

PinkaDottie Sue said...

I just found your blog and I am lovin it. Great giveaway love all the treasures!

New follower too!

Susan
lavenderangel@centurytel.net

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wrightt said...

Came to your site on recommendation from Freckled Laundry! Wow, she has put me onto a winner of a blog site, I'll be sure to thank her! I've been checking out your posts rather randomly and love what I see! The hankie she shows on her blog is what really got me here! It is exceptionally lovely! I've not seen one like it and would love to have one.....would you share your source? Thanks so much for so many lovely things to look at and so much inspiration! I will be paying you regular visits! Trudy

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Congratulations on 200 followers. I am a follower and would love to enter you giveaway. The variety of items is lovely. Thanks for the chance.

Jeannetta said...

Beautiful blog! Became a follower today, I'll definatly be back :)

Jeannetta said...

Tweeted this too, maybe you're on your way to 400 :D

jrene said...

i'm a new follower and i've had so much fun browsing your blog! what a lovely giveaway, too!

Heaven's Walk - said...

I've been a happy follower of yours for a while! Thanks for offering this wonderful vintage giveaway!

xoxo laurie

Heaven's Walk - said...

I adore your blog and your style! Hope that Random Number Machine lands on my number!!! ♥

xoxo laurie

Heaven's Walk - said...

I don't tweet, but I did post your great giveaway on my sidebar!

xoxo laurie

Suzanne said...

I love your style...and the great giveaway!!

Connie B said...

I love your items and your site!

Connie B said...

I am now a follower! Oh how I hope to win!

Mz V said...

Count me in, please. I just love your stuff!

Marilyn Holeman said...

I'm your newest follower--and girl, you're over 300 now!!!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I love everything you have included. Of course I am already a follower.
Hugs,
Sherry

Primitive Echoes said...

This is a beautiful giveaway. I would love to be entered in your giveaway.
I posted it on facebook and also on my blog. I am a new follower.
You have a great blog.
Thanks
Kat

Jordan said...

I am now following by way of Freckled Laundry. <3

Shell said...

Congrats on 200+ followers! Hope I'm sneaking in at the right time lol. I'm now a follower too thanks to Freckled Laundry. Thanks

Treasure Hunter said...

I too, love your blog. I am one of the lurkers behind the scenes wondering if I haaave what it takes to run a blog. In the meantime I enjoy yours among many. Love your selection of items to giveaway. Debbie

Brenda Kula said...

I just found you from Linda's. What a pretty blog you have!
Brenda