Sunday, February 20, 2011

200+ Followers Giveaway

GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED
I was so excited to have one follower and now I'm at 200+.  I've had so much fun over the last seven months sharing ideas and getting to know so many talented friends. I know it's been a long tough winter across most of this country and so many of us are anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring and summer.  So, in anticipation of the warmer months ahead, I thought a summer & ocean inspired giveaway was a perfect way to say "thank you."

My 200+ Followers Giveaway will include:

One of my large abalone shells decorated with bits and pieces of vintage jewelry.

Three little bottles filled with some of my favorite things.  Bottle No.1 is full of vintage mother of pearl buttons, No. 2 contains tiny sea shell, and No. 3 contains pearls salvaged from vintage necklaces.

A "Message in a Bottle" necklace. I filled this little 1 1/2" tall glass bottle with tiny letters from an old stamp set. You'll have to trust me on this one since the bottle top is glued on, but the letters inside spell out "love letters near and dear to my heart."

I'm also including one little mystery item that was camera shy.

Here's the scoop.....

You'll have up to three chances to win.   You don't have to be a follower to enter, but I'd love it if you joined in;-)

1)  Leave me a comment on this 200+  Follower Giveaway post.
2)  Leave me a separate comment telling me that you're a new follower friend, or you're already a follower friend.
3)  Gossip about my giveaway on your blog.  You can either mention it in a post, or place my giveaway picture with a link back to My Salvaged Treasures on your sidebar.  Then leave me another comment telling me what you did.

Each comment will count as one entry, so separating your comments will make it easier for me to number them.  Please make sure I'm able to email you and you're not set up as "noreply."

My giveaway will be open until 6:00pm PST on Sunday, March 6, 2011.  I'll use the handy dandy True Random Number Generator to determine the winner and then announce it on my blog Monday morning, March 7.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.  I appreciate each and every one of you for following and commenting on all my treasures.  Hugs, Betsy.

GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED
Thank you

204 comments:

  1. Wow, can't believe I'm the first! I would be honored to be entered in your giveaway! Congratulations on your 200th!! Julie

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  2. Already a follower of your wonderful blog!

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  3. Will spread the news on my sidebar!

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  4. Hello, Oh what a beautiful giveaway, I love your beautiful shell, it is soooo lovely. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win and Congratulations. Have a wonderful week. Terri

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  5. Hello, I am a old follower, I love to visit your beautiful blog, your work is amazing. Thank you. Congratulations and have a wonderful week. Terri

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  6. Hello, I am putting your giveaway on my blog sidebar, thanks again and congratulations. Terri

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  7. Also, I am a follower oh, uhhh, friend!

    Thank you!

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  8. What an amazing giveaway! You are so generous! Love everything, please throw my name in the pot! Congrats on 200+ followers!!

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  9. Thanks for the great give-a-way!!
    ♥'s
    Sherry

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  10. What a great give away! Cong. on the 200 mark! Already a friend and love your blog. Vicky

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  11. I am a follower, I mean friend of your blog!!

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  12. Hi! I am a new friend but stalker for some time! I hope to reach two hundred followers one day! Gosh, I hope to reach two hundred hits! Anyway, I really love this blog, it has all the things I love, flea markets, junk, treasures, jewelry and craftiness! Congrats on your success!!!!!

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  13. Gosh! I just combined my two comments! UHHH, Hi...I am a Newbie! I just started following you! There, how is that?! Ha

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  14. What a generous giveaway - you can throw my name in the hat.

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  15. I have been a friend/reader for some time now.
    The last couple of times I tried to add a workable link to my sidebar, it did not work, so I will gossip about you in a post. :D Will let you know when it is posted.

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  16. Congrat's on over 200 "followers"!
    I would LOVE to win your pretty giveaway.
    Thank you for having one.
    Deb

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  17. I am one of your "followers"...the good kind.
    deb :)

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  18. What beautiful treasures! Thanks for the chance!

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  19. this is such a beautiful giveaway. i am delighted to have the opportunity to win it all. pure loveliness!

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  20. i have been a happy follower for a while now! "merci" for the continued inspiration!

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  21. Hi Betsy, what a generous giveaway. I always look forward to reading. Your blog gives me a wonderful boost of creative inspiration. -Diane

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  22. Here's my 2nd comment. I have been a subscriber via wordpress for a good while now. Not sure if that is the same thing as a follower? But I do hope it counts. Thanks again for the giveaway opportunity. Hugs, Diane

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  23. Are your ears burning yet ??? I have been gossiping about you. :D
    Enjoy your evening.

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  24. just recently started following you and I love the items you selected for your giveaway - you are so very talented and creative

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  25. I absolutely love your work and am so inspired by it!
    Jennifer B.

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  26. I've been a follower for a while now.
    Jennifer B.

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  27. Betsy! 200 followers?! That's amazing . . . congratulations! Thank you for including us in your celebration, and for the opportunity to win this wonderful giveaway.

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  28. I'm thrilled to be a loyal follower/friend. :)

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  29. Betsy, Your giveaway is fabulous and I love every single thing! I have always wanted a abalone shell and the one you decorated is gorgeous. Thanks for such a generous giveaway.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  30. Betsy, Congrats on your 200+ followers. I am a relatively new follower...a couple of weeks now. I have been through all your archives and I love your style.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  31. Me again! I am adding your giveaway to my sidebar.

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  32. I'm a new friend (follower)today, but I've been checking out your blog every week for some time now. I love to re-purpose things...the hunt is so much fun and your blog is a lovely inspiration! Please continue to bring beauty to our lives.

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  33. Gasp!!! What beauty! What a giveaway! What a generous darling you are!!!

    I would love to be the winner!

    xo
    Deborah in NC

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  34. Your giveaway button is now on my sidebar!

    xo
    Deborah in NC

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  35. Betsy,
    This is such an awesome giveaway!!
    Congratulations on your 200 followers!
    Great to celebrate each one isn't it?

    big blessings and hugs

    barbara jean

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  36. PS I am a follower too. =)

    barbara jean

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  37. What a fantastic giveaway!!! shay2shay2@hotmail.com

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  38. what an original gifts you 've created, i love to take a change for it!

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  39. ooooo, lots of fun stuff to play with!!! love your blog, come by and enter my giveaway!!!

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  40. and I am a follower now, thanks so much!

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  41. Oh how beautiful! AND MORE IMPORTANT, I've made a new friend today!! Love your blog and will be perusing your past posts to get to know you better!
    Blessings, Doni

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  42. And I'm now your newest follower (ahem, FRIEND), at least for the moment! Congratulations on your 200+!!
    Blessings!

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  43. I looked around, Wow, really nice blog. I love all your goodies and am thrilled to have an opportunity to win them!

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  44. I posted about the giveaway on my blog . . .
    http://strokesofmagic.blogspot.com

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  45. It would be such an honor to win your beautiful give away!

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  46. I knew if I visited enough blogs I would come across one as beautiful as yours! I can tell I'm going to find alot of inspiration here! Now I have to go back and see everything I've missed!

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  47. Congrats on OVER 200 friends! I hope you can use one more - ME!

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  48. I just now - yes, right this very minute - announced your giveaway on my sidebar!

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  49. Hi Betsy, I followed you over from another blog. What a beautifully put together giveaway. The colors are yummy. Congrats on 200 followers. Cindy

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  50. Hi me again, I'm your 200 and something follower. Stop by my blog if you can. I have a big fat vintage looking cupcake, that I made for a friend, posted right now. You might like it.

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  51. Hi Betsy,
    what a wonderful giveaway!! I have just become a follower and I will put a post on my blog about your beautful blog and giveaway.
    Have a peaceful day
    Karen B. ~Todolwen

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  52. Betsy - What lovely things! I just became a follower. Now I am off to explore your blog some more! Thanks for the chance to win! Pam N.

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  53. Great blog! Thanks for letting me have a chance to win. Pam N.

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  54. I followed you.

    I am fron Spain, hope this is not an obstacle, because i really love your prices.

    I talk about your give away in my blog:
    helenytroy.blogspot.com

    helenytroy@gmail.com

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  55. I've had a good look through your blog, my goodness, you do salvage some amazing treasures! I'll have to follow to see what you will find next ( and what you do with it ).

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  56. There we go, now I am following your salvaging adventures.

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  57. And just for good measure, I am putting your button and link back to this post on my sidebar.

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  58. I will tweet & post on facebook about your fabulous giveaway!

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  59. Congrats on your 200 followers... I would love a chance to win your beautiful giveaway... I found you blog via... Glends/Mid South.
    Blessings~~~ Daphne

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  60. I just joined as your newest follower! I will try to add your button to my side bar, I've been having trouble trying to do this lately, but will keep trying and let you know if I get it up!
    Daphne

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  61. Congratulations on 200 and I'd love it if you could say "congratulations" back when I win your wonderful giveaway!!!

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  62. What a great giveaway Betsy! So elegant, and I am much in need of a reminder of the beach these days!

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  63. And I'm already a follower and friend!

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  64. Oooo, these are gorgeous treasures. Count me in!
    Susanne.

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  65. Of course I'm already a follower,
    Susanne.

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  66. Thank you for your entries in my giveaway and for posting my button, good luck, Congratulations!
    Susanne.

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  67. Hi Betsy,
    I am one of your new followers, hopefully a friend. I would love to be entered in this beautiful giveaway of yours.
    Linda

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  68. Everything is just so awesome and all I can say is wow!!!
    Linda

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  69. I will post your wonderful giveaway on my blog.
    Linda

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  70. OMGosh, sweetie..I am having a hissy fit to win your generous and beautiful giveaway.
    I love it all.
    xo bj

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  71. I am taking your button to live on my sidebar.
    Thanks so much for the chance to win.
    xo bj

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  72. Congrats on your 200+ followers. I have been reading your blog for a while now. Love your creations. You are very inspiring. I would love to win. I am now officially a follower..

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  73. Fantastic give away...please count me in!

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  74. What a fun giveaway! I'm having one too.... come on over....

    I'd love to win this boatload of yumminess!

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

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  75. Oh Betsy, a new follower here - and I have to tell you that I really like your blog! I would just about do anything for that abalone shell. My father was an abalone diver, and I cannot see one without thinking about him. He died when I was young, and just wish I had one from him. Thank you for your generousity.

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  76. Entering my second time, because you said I could! Love what I see here. I am enjoying your blog!

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  77. You always have such cute ideas, I love it! I got my vintage jewelry bug from my mom. I love vintage jewelry.

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  78. what a beautiful giveaway!! would love to win.

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  79. . . . and I'm a new follower. So glad I found your blog!

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  80. I love everything! The abalone shell with all the vintage pieces is so pretty! And the bottle of treasures! Yeah, what's not to love!
    Hugs,
    Sonya

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  81. I am now a new fol...I mean friend too! Thanks so much for the chance to win!
    Sonya

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  83. Congratulations on 200+ followers! This is such a beautiful giveaway! I adore those bottles of treasure!
    heidig@gmail.com

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  84. I am a brand new friend/follower, but I plan to be a longtime one :)
    hugs,
    Heidi
    heidig@gmail.com

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  85. I have been a follower and I wwant that large abalone shells decorated with bits and pieces of vintage jewelry !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have wanted that since you first showed it

    Janice

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  86. Those cute bottles are awesome, and I love the pearls. Everything looks so cute in there that I wouldn't be able to decide if I'd want to craft with it, or leave them as decoration!

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  87. I just found your blog and congrats on 200 friends! I love this giveaway!

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  88. I just followed you, although you've been my reader for a long time now.

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  89. Ooooh, this looks like a really fun place and I'm so pleased to be here!

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  90. Hi Betsy, 200 is just a beginning for you! Your talent is amazing!

    *hugs*

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  91. Hi Betsy, I am one of your biggest fans...I mean followers!

    *hugs*

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  92. Hi Betsy, I just posted your fantastic giveaway on my sidebar. One person is going to be very lucky to win! *hugs*

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  93. Love your blog and your giveaway. Thanks

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  94. Hi Betsy,
    I just found you and am thrilled I did! You have a beautiful blog and I LOVE your giveaway!

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  95. Congrats on all your follower friends-I am number 238!

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  96. And now I am happily posting your giveaway on my sidebar. Hope some of my friends (I have wonderful blog buddies!) become some of yours.

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  97. I just found out about your blog. It is great. Please enter me in your giveaway.

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  98. I am new to your blog but I am signing up to follow your blog. Congrats on


































































    I am signing up to follow your blog now. Congrats on #200. Love the Abalone shell and jewelry. Please enter me again.

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  99. oh what a generous giveaway. I love love love everything and that shell is stunning!!! Please enter me :)

    -Karina

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  100. I am now a follower "friend" and I am so glad I found your lovely lil corner of blogland!

    -Karina

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  101. I am coming over from bj and your button on her sidebar! I am so happy to have found you and would love to win your giveaway! Congratulations on all your followers! Linda

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  102. I am also your newest follower and look forward to getting to know you. Linda

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  103. I put your giveaway button on my sidebar! I hope it brings me luck! :) Linda

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  104. hello, these are such lovely items you are offering for your giveaway. i would love a chance to win!

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  105. What an awesome giveaway! The abalone shell is just beautiful. Thanks for your generosity, and I hope I win! :-)

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  106. Posted your giveaway in my Blog Frog Community:

    http://theblogfrog.com/1303514/forum/74917/giveaways-and-freebies.html

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  107. i had a look around your lovely blog and found some wonderful treasures, so i can't resist, i'm following you.

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  108. and i posted about your giveaway just now. thank you for the chance to win!

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  109. I'm a follower, now! Love to have you visit me!

    Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage
    www.shabbyfrenchcottage.blogspot.com

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  110. Congratulations on over 200 followers! What a lovely and generous giveway please count me in!
    Big hugs,
    Queeni

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  111. p.s. I'm a new friend (follower)!

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  112. Lots of beautiful things here! Love it all!
    Laurakc181 at yahoo dot com

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  113. BEfore I became a follower I was just reading and reading your posts...I almost forgot that you were not being followed by me. Your finds are fabulous and your creations with them are too. Thank you for the chance of winning something that is just perfect for my living room. Love each of the pieces and very inspiring to me as well. I will post on my blog sidebar. Have a wonderful rest of the weekend.
    smiles...Tammy

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  114. So glad to have discovered your beautiful blog and happy to see you are having a giveaway! Best of luck to you and think spring!
    Sheila and Sherrill
    http://trundlebedtimes.blogspot.com

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  115. Oh yes, and we are new Friends!!!

    Sheila and Sherrill

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  116. Congratulations on having 200 followers! And such pretty prizes too! Please counte me in!

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  117. And I am a NEW follower - magical #250!

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  118. I also put a picture link on my blog's sidebar. Thank you so much for a terrific giveaway!

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  119. I just added myself as a follower of your blog.....great giveaway...please count me in!

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  120. Congrats on 200 followers! I'm a new one.

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  121. Wow, is that abalone shell gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win one of your beautiful creations.

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  122. I have just found your blog and think I may be 20o and 1st! lovely blog!

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  123. Hi I just found yourself tonight, so new friend. very excited, I have a little store called Vintique. I think we could get along. I would love to have a web page. thank you

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  124. CONGRATULATIONS on your 200 followers, Betsy,
    Your give away blew my socks off and sent me over the moon barefoot...I don't know what might happen if I win this stunning give away that is everything I love. You are an awesome creator...I collect vintage jewelry, hats and purses....hmmm...maybe I can BRIBE you...no, that's what I thought.
    Also, I found out about your give away from Linda at NothinButCountryLiving...I always give credit where credit is due
    Beautiful, Stunning, Elegant, So very Generous, Lovely,and Pretty Give Away. Thank you for 3 chances to win.
    Have A Sugar Sweet Day
    Simply Debbie

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  125. Hello Betsy,
    I just became your 253 friend...that means by the time I reached the goody table at a get acquainted tea party...my favorite piece of cake would be gone...that's okay, I KNOW THE CATERER...LOL
    I just thought you might like a silly comment....
    I would love for you to visit my blog and become a friend of mine...I like friend way better than follower.
    I know there are no extra points for this but I am also grabbing your blog button to display with my other favorites.
    Have A Sugar Sweet Day
    Hugs
    Simply Debbie

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  126. Ding Dong...Betsy...knock, knock...Betsy I know you are in there...I promise to not talk as much this time...I just wanted one more peak of your abalone shell...please...I'm desperate...lol
    I posted your give away on my right side bar because I feel like you receive more publicity.
    I also posted your blog button.
    Once again, CONGRATULATIONS on 200 plus followers.
    Have A Sugar Sweet Day
    Simply Debbie

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  127. your giveaway is so delightful - someone is going to be very happy. your blog is wonderful too. i don't have a blog but i love reading yours. cindy at lanierck@yahoo.com

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  128. How did I miss this!!! Love it...I could play with buttons and pearls! Thanks!

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  129. I am a follower but the best thing....I am a friend!

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  130. On my blog sidebar as we speak! Hope I do it right.

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  131. Congratulations on your milestone! What a beautiful giveaway!

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  132. I have posted this on my sidebar, too!

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  133. WOW! Gorgeous! I am a follower now!
    Please count me in!
    Best Wishes,
    Linda

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  134. You have so generously commented on my blog, and I so appreciated it, count me in on the contest...I so love renewing stuff!

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  135. I now am officially a follower, I lurked before...te hee...I so want to increase my followers too, this is a great idea! Come back and visit me sometime, I would be honored!
    http://the4rsRamblings.blogspot.com

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  136. Beautiful giveaway. I would love a chance to win it. You have a lovely blog.

    Danielle

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  137. I am one of your newest followers.

    Danielle

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  138. What a wonderful giveaway and Congratulations on 200+ followers!

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  139. I am a new friend and follower!

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  140. I am so inspired by your work...like an eight year old, I am not ready for bed....to many ideas are now in my head.

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  141. So many wonderful treasures on your blog! I'm glad I found you. And yes, please enter me in your giveaway!

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  142. I just posted about your blog and giveaway. Your photo link is also on my sidebar!

    Nita Jo... you can find me at Little Grey Gardens

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  143. Hi. Just found your blog. Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway! Love your vintage items, and I'm your newest follower.
    ~ Julie

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  144. Oops . . . Here's the separate comment . . . I'm now a follower!
    Thanks,
    ~ Julie

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  145. Your giveaway is now posted on my side bar! Thanks again for the lovely giveaway!
    ~ Julie

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  146. You are posted on my sidebar...I think I forgot to post seperate posts for each. So here is the 2nd one.
    smiles...Tammy

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  147. Follower...#3 post.
    :) Tammy

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  148. Such a nice give away and blog!

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  149. My mouse almost dragged my to the top to hit the 'volgen' button (I'm from Holland). Congratulations with all you're followers/friends!

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  150. Congratulations on 200+followers...

    lydiagodly@gmail.com

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  151. Hello!

    I came to your blog via another blog and I am so glad I did! I love salvaged treasures! In fact I'm on my way to Goodwill to see what I can find!!!

    xxoo
    Marsha

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  152. I am now your newest friend tee hee

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  153. Thank you for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!!!Congratulations on your followers!!!
    best regards,
    Wanda

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  154. I'm a follower because I LOVE your style and the things you create with your findings.
    Best regards,
    Wanda

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  155. Thanks for letting me know I needed to comment here. Your blog has really inspired me. I'm going to be much more faithful to mine. Stop by sometime!
    Brenda

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  156. what a lovely treasure to have.. thank you so much for your lovely blog.. and the beauty you share :)

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  157. i am a new friend :)
    but sure to be back many times

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  158. I would love this beautiful treasure, thank you for the opportunity.

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  159. What a great candy. Thanks for the chance to win these goodies! Hugs!

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  160. I am a new follower. I enjoyed browsing through your blog. :)

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  161. I added your candy to the sidebar of my blog. crafty-little-bee.blogspot.com

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  162. Great candy! Thank you for a chance to win it.

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  163. I'm your new follower and I'm very happy about it.

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  164. I have your candy on my sidebar. http://a-dreamy-land.blogspot.com/

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  165. Sweetie just wonderful, I'd be very happy if she won, thank you very much for the chance to win it!
    http://worldselena2009.blogspot.com/

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  166. 200+ ? As I'm writing this you're at 270, by next week you're going to have to host another giveaway for your 300+ followers! You are just on fire with your talented self Miss Betsy!
    Please, please, please include me in your giveaway. I know the odds keep getting slimmer with all the entries but I would love a chance to win a Betsy Original anything. Your are awesome my friend, it's no wonder everyone loves you!

    Big warm So Cal hug,
    Irma

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  167. I became a follower - thanks for the chance to win the giveaway

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  168. I love all of your creations - they are beautiful

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  169. Wow, what beautiful treasures these are. Congrats on 200 followers - now close to 300!!

    Please enter me in your giveaway.

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  170. What a great prize package! I just found you from Jill at Envirocraftiness. Love your creativity!

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  171. I am a new friend who just added you to my google reader :)

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  172. Your work is just beautiful (the jewels with the shells). Just lovely and it makes me smile!
    --Susan Boris
    (Minnetonka, MN)
    email = sabori07@smumn.edu

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