Friday, September 25, 2009

Blog-iversary Giveaway!

It’s finally here, the day we’ve all been waiting for! In honor of my one year of blogging, I’m having a giveaway. Since you all know how much I love thrift stores, I decided to do some thrifting just for you. The giveaway items all came from thrift stores, are all things I would have purchased for myself, and with just 2 exceptions, were all chosen specifically for the giveaway.

Without further ado, I now reveal the fabulous prize package! Oh gosh, now I’m nervous! Maybe you won’t think it’s as cool as I do.

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First, a chalkboard/bulletin board…you choose (more info here), and vinyl wall decals in a leafy vine pattern. IMG_4021 Approximate retail value (ARV) of chalkboard $10, my cost (MC) $1.50. Vinyl decals ARV $12, MC $2.99.

Next, a milkglass planter and a place setting of sliverplate flatware.IMG_4016 The flatware is the Ambassador pattern by 1847 Rogers Bros. original manufacture date 1919. ARV for the set $23, MC $1.15.

Milkglass is the teardrop pattern by Indiana Glass. ARV unknown ($5?), MC $.99.

Imagine the milkglass holding pencils at your desk, or with succulents planted in it. Use the silverware on a kitchen Christmas tree or display them in a shadow box.

Now we have a linen-ish lined basket and a Halloween dishtowel. (Psst...if you are somebody who doesn't do Halloween, today I found a winter-themed dishtowel at Goodwill that I will, at your option, give you instead if you are the winner!)IMG_4014I bought an almost identical, but larger, basket recently at Homegoods; I’m guessing the ARV at $4, MC $2. Towel ARV $3, MC $.50.

And lastly, a small silverplate compote, and the top of a milkglass hen-on-a-basket.IMG_4020 Compote is marked “Wallingford Silver, Silver Plate, 598” but I can’t find any info about it. I’m not going to guess the ARV on these items, but MC was $1.29 for the compote and $.75 for the hen.

Think of the compote displaying small items like Scrabble tiles, marbles, or Christmas ornaments. I have an identical hen, which is a cute addition to a display of white dishes, or I’ve even had mine under a cheese dome “cloche” on a nest of craft moss.

Oh, boy. The best laid plans...I was going to use MckLinky just as a list keeper to keep track of the entries, but it's turned out to be too complicated because of the necessity of unique URLs. So, we're just going to go the regular comment route (I'll fix the entries I already have).

You will get one entry for commenting, an extra entry if you are a follower, and one if you blog about my giveaway.

Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

Giveaway will end at 11:59 pm October 1, with the winner being announced next Friday, Oct. 2. Good luck!

I'm joining Julia's Hooked on Friday party because I'm hooked on thrift stores and giveaways.
Joining Melissa's Beautiful Life because I want to share these little goodies to help make your home more beautiful!


130 comments:

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Holly. What a cute selection you've put together. I like your suggustions on what to do with them too. I tried to enter that I was a follower but Mclinky wouldn't let me enter twice.

Thanks, Tracy
http://cottonpickincute.blogspot.com

P.S. I'm hosting my 1st giveaway, please stop by....Tracy

Lou said...

Love the blog..
love the contest..
REALLY love the banner..
your contest is fun..
and the giveaways are neat!!
Thanks..
♥smiles from Denver..

3LittleByrds said...

Holly, what a neat giveaway. I love all the stuff. Hope I entered right. Thanks.

Holly said...

1. Tracy Suzanne
2. Tracy Suzanne (follower)
3. http://sherific.blogspot.com/
4. http://davisdialogues.blogspot.com/
5.3LittleByrds
6. Lou from Denver

Holly said...

Mountain Mermaid, your link didn't work so I have no way to contact you.

Sarah said...

1. Sarah.
I have been a follower of your blog(via google reader) since I started blogging!
LOVE IT, love your ideas, love this giveaway!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

What a fun giveaway! I love that you shopped and are giving away thrifty finds that you yourself would want! What great taste, I love it all! I love the vinyl, and the milk glass, and the chalkboard is soooo cute!

Thanks for the Chance! Happy one year of blogging!!! Here's to many more!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

I am already a follower :)

Sarah said...

2. sarah -blog posting!

Entry number 2.
Check out my blog to see your rad giveaway prize!

Lou Cinda said...

I love all of this!!! The silver compote? LOOOOVE IT!!

This is my comment entry!

Lou Cinda:)

Lou Cinda said...

I am already a follower!!!

Lou Cinda :)

LuLu said...

happy BLog Anniversary!! and a very cool giveaway to celebrate!!
yippee!
xo,
LuLu

LuLu said...

I just put on my party hat! and to tell you i'm a follower!!
happy Friday,
LuLu

karen said...

I love your blog and am a fellow thrifter! Wish I got the great deals that you do!! Have a great weekend and thanks for the give away!!

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

Ohh those are cute things. Sign me up! ;)

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

I'm subsciber so don't know if that counts as a follower. :)

Gwen said...

So many goodies, Thank you Holly!

Gwen said...

I am a faithful follower:)

Rita @ Goodwill Haunting said...

Hi Holly...great giveaway! Happy anniversary! I've been a follower for awhile and I just posted your giveaway on my blog! Would love to win any one of these great items!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Hi Holly! Happy blogiversarY! Wow I LOVE your prizes. And I love that you have shared the value and the cost. Too cool! I would love to be included in your giveaway :-)

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Jenifer said...

24. Is that right...doesn't look like anyone else got that part...

Great giveaway! Hope I win!

Jenifer
www.jmparris.blogspot.com
jmparris@cableone.net

Jenifer said...

25. I'm a follower!

Hope I win!

Jenifer
www.jmparris.blogspot.com
jmparris@cableone.net

Lucy Marie said...

Please let me win this!

Country Dreaming said...

Hi Holly--

Cute, cute, cute stuff!

Melinda

Lucy Marie said...

I am a follower of course.

Country Dreaming said...

It's me again-

I just signed on as a follower!
Happy Anniversary!!

Melinda

Anna said...

I'm a follower and I posted about it on my blog.
Congrats on your blog anniversary, and offering this giveaway!

Abby said...

Now that is my type of giveaway, what a great collection of goodies! Happy blogversary!

mustard seeds said...

I just found your blog. I too, love thrifting, a little too much. Please enter me in the drawing.
Sheila

mustard seeds said...

Oh, and I am following you now.
Sheila

Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

I have enjoyed your blog for a while now and it has been on my favorites list. What a great giveaway.

Cece

Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

I also became a follower, finally. :-)

Cece

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

So glad you dropped by my blog! How fun to have a giveaway- would love to be entered thanks! Now off to see more of your pretty blog!

blessings
mary

sheri said...

thanks for visiting me today :) and finally my kind of giveaway! I ADORE thrifty finds - and this is the sweetest group!

Dresser Girl said...

I love each and every single item! WOOT!!! (And I'm following too!!)

http://dressergirl.blogspot.com/

kibbygirl said...

Hi there, great blog I'm glad I discovered it. I love each and every find in your givaway! You are a woman of good taste I see! :)

kibbygirl said...

I also am now following your blog, and I am looking forward to checking in in the future

kibbygirl said...

I will definately post about your aniversary givaway on http://thefrugaldollhouseaddict.blogspot.com/ Happy one year

Recycled Rita said...

What fun goodies and what good deals! I am impressed! Please enter me in! karen....

Paige said...

What fun stuff!! I am a follower!

Carmen said...

Happy One Year! How fun!!!!! Everything is great!

Carmen said...

I am a follower! :)

Lyssa said...

what beautiful stuff!! I love all the things you've chosen.. You have wonderful taste :)

Lyssa said...

I follow :)

arkie said...

Here's my comment, I'm now a follower, and I put a link to this post in my little blog! Do you think I want to have a chance to win?

Love what you have put together! The silver plate looks like my pattern! Especially love the chalkboard/cork board.

squareby said...

Erm ... not sure what number we're on. Best laid plains, eh? Love the giveaway! Though I generally love sleeping in on the weekends more than I love thrifting.

squareby said...

I've been a follower of yours for a while.

Sono-Ma: Holly White-Wolfe said...

Dear Holly,

You know I love your blog, lovely photos, and decorating ideas! I'm your follower. (shwolfe1@sonic.net)

My site is:

http://sono-ma.blogspot.com/

I also have a great thrifting site to refer you to... check out:

http://apronthriftgirl.typepad.com/apron_thrift_girl/

Eos Mom said...

Great giveaway, I love the antique silver!

elaine said...

I love the milkglass and your Boo teatowel-thankyou for the awesome giveaway!

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Celeste said...

Holly, this is FANTASTIC! What a great prize!!

email me:
celeste@mail4me.com

Celeste said...

...and I'm now following your blog!

email me:
celeste@mail4me.com

Vintagious said...

I'm new to following home decorating blogs and it sure is fun! I love the thrill of the hunt for bargains, too, and it's fun to visit a blog of someone who is like-minded. Congrats on your anniversary!

Aimee said...

What a great giveaway! I love all your thrifty finds. And congrats on the anniversary!

Kimi said...

What a wonderful selection of give aways. Thanks for picking out such wonderful treasures.

Wish I lived close to you, so we could thrift together. I know you could teach me lots. ♥♥

Hugs, Kimi

I'm a follower & it's posted on my blog http://kimisplace.blogspot.com

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I am already a follower! Thanks!

Mrs. Petrie said...

Woo hoo! I love a giveaway! I like what you picked and would love to win. :) Congrats on the great blog.

Donna said...

How come I can't find such cute stuff when I go to the thrift store? :-)

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

Congrats on your one year anniversary!! I do believe that all of those treasures need to come and live with me.

Yep. They do. ;)

XO*Tricia

Marie said...

Hello sweet Holly - congratulations on your 1st anniversary! How cool is that. And how sweet is it that you're doing a giveaway! I love everything and would be ever so grateful to be entered for the chance to win such fabulous treats. Yah, I need that compote.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Sherri S said...

Happy Blogiversary! A beautiful array of goodies to celebrate! I would be thrilled to display in my home. Thanks for sharing you in your blog and a treat with your readers.

Sherri S said...

I am a follower!

The McCrays said...

Awesome giveaway! Hope I win!!

The McCrays said...

I'm a follower!

LITTLE STAR said...

I am now a follower - found you from another blog as I become lost in blog world:)

LITTLE STAR said...

2nd comment - Thanks for the give-away and congrats! I am a newbie to blogging and thrifting - love both, my new addictions, is there a support group?????

Jennifer said...

Happy Anniversary on your 1 year blogging.What great finds!Love that chicken lid.I have a clear glass one from my great aunts house.I would love to collect them in all colors someday.Happy Fall,Jen

mommynoodles said...

Congrats!! Cool?? That's a awesome give-away! Have a "BLESSED" week!
Natalie,

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

Oh my! What a wonderful package! I sure do hope I'm the lucky winner. :)

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

I'm a follower!

Anonymous said...

Oh what fun! Lov ethe choices. Congrats on the blog-iversary!

Laura
LEFThompson@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Follower on Google Reader.

Laura
LEFThompson@hotmail.com

Phyll said...

What an awesome giveaway. I love all the stuff. Hope I entered right. Thanks.

Heather L. said...

I'd LOVE to win! What fun stuff! Thanks for the opportunity.

Anonymous said...

Holly,

Congrats on your 1 year anniversary! Lovin' the giveaway-makes me want to go hit the thrift stores!

Mallory
lorylynne@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Holly,

Congrats on your 1 year anniversary! Lovin' the giveaway-makes me want to go hit the thrift stores!

Mallory
lorylynne@hotmail.com

Jennifer said...

I am now following you also.Thank you for the chance to win.Hugs,Jen

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Hi, Holly!! :) Back from Nashville! I love your Giveaway!! :) Please enter me.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I am also a Follower. :)

Rebekah said...

I'm a follower. Such CUTE stuff!! Hope I win! :)

charlene said...

Happy Blogiversary again Holly! Love all the goodies you're giving away, so very kind of you :)

Fingers crossed that I get lucky and WIN!

charlene said...

I'm also a follower who looks forward to your posts so much ;)

Mustardseed Mum said...

Love all the neat stuff - esp. the milkglass! I've just started collecting them - it's addictive!

Mustardseed Mum said...

I'm a subscriber via Google Reader - does that count as a follower? :) Enjoy seeing all your thrift finds and diy projects. I'm a thrift store junkie - although sometimes having 5 children in tow makes it a little difficult to browse!

Della said...

Amazing! I want to win!

Della said...

I'm a follower!

alanna rose said...

I'm commenting!
For some reason I am in love with the chicken top, even without the bottom, I just heart it :)

alanna rose said...

And... I'm a follower, so here's entry 2 :)

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

What a great giveaway, Holly! I would love to win!!

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

I'm a follower...

L.Duncan@home23duncanboys said...

I. LOVE. EVERYTHING!!! and I love the thrift stores! I am doing a giveaway also so please stop by my blog and enter. I'm on my cell phone right now, so as soon as I get to my computer, I will become a follower! woohoo for giveaways!!!

Maren said...

You have definately picked a great selection!

Maren said...

I am a follower via google reader! I love your blog!

Bonnie B. said...

Awesome giveaway!!! I'm just starting to collect milkglass...this yould be so awesome to win! Thanks!

Bonnie B. said...

i'm a follower...woohoo!

Lori Lynn said...

This is so much fun! What a neat giveaway. I've been reading your blog for a few months. I don't thrift as regularly as you, but I love to go when I can. I love your blog.

Lori Lynn said...

After reading your blog regularly for a few months, I just added myself as a follower.

Lori Lynn said...

And for my THIRD entry, I posted a blog entry here: http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/LoriLynn/731503/

fun. fun. fun.

JobandBrittany said...

enter me for the giveaway. i've never won one. maybe i'll get lucky!

JobandBrittany said...

i follow your blog!

randee said...

what a great giveaway. i'd love to win it (& hope i do!).

marmielu said...

Hi, Holly! I think your things for your giveaway are great. I really like that you've offered suggestions for what to do with them.
BTW-Congrats on your anniversary!
Mary Lou

Heather said...

Wow there are some great things here!

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

Wow, Happy Blogiversary...I take so much time READING all the wonderful blogs that I don't have time to post! Yours is great! I love your giveaway and would love to be entered!
~Nancy
teeoff10@aol.com

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

I do follow you!
~Nancy

Debilou~Mississippi Mama said...

Wow,, that is a really nice little package you've put together.. and so nice of you. Happy Blogiversary!

Debilou~Mississippi Mama said...

I'm a follower now too! Thanks

Lisa @ Another Day Today said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I would love to be entered.

Lisa @ Another Day Today said...

I'm also a follower.

Caroline said...

Congrats on the one year mark!!

Caroline
design4less@yahoo.com

Caroline said...

I'm a follower.

Caroline
design4less@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway, I love your thrifty finds!

harbour house

Shannon said...

What a great giveaway! I love everything!

MistyLou said...

Love the stuff you chose! I really want to quit my job and "junk" all day every day! I make regular stops by my Goodwill, it's my stress reliever!

Arlene said...

Love your blog and the give away! Keep up the good work!

MistyLou said...

I'm a proud follower!!

LAURA said...

thanks for the giveaway! hope I win!

LAURA said...

I'm already a follower! :)

Suzanne said...

I'm a follower! Love your blog!

Amy@theredheaddiaries.blogspot.com said...

You always find the greatest stuff!!!! Awesome giveaway!!!!

southerninspiration said...

I'm already a follower! Love your blog!

Suzanne

Ali said...

Oh what a cool giveaway!! And congrats on your blogiversary, that is awesome!!

Ali said...

I am a follower too, yippee!! =D

Lindy said...

I would love to win!

Lindy said...

And I have been following you for quite awhile now!

Christina said...

I think I made it in time. Very cool giveaway. I'm a follower too.

Love your blog.

Brittany said...

Love your blog
Brittany N.

Alicia said...

Love you blog and I think the giveaway package is very cool and I've love to have every little thing it it...lol.

Alicia said...

Commenting yet again because I am a follower. I would comment again and post your giveaway on my blog but there's but mere minutes left :-(

Pat said...

Hello Holly,
I am new to your blog, and glad that I found it. Your posts are great. What a terrific giveaway. Congrats on the anniversary of your blog! Take care.
Pat