Saturday, August 13, 2011

It's Time for a Giveaway


GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED


I thought it was about time for a giveaway when I reached my one year blogging anniversary last month.  I published my 100th post shortly after that, and now I've reached 500 followers!!  Three big reasons to celebrate and to say "thank you" to everyone for all the inspiration you've given me over this past year.

I wanted to include some of the treasures that inspire me....

A scalloped edge milk glass jar filled with vintage mother of pearl buttons, two different pieces of vintage lace rolled up and secured with rhinestone shoe clips....

A little Chanel perfume bottle filled with pearls and decorated with vintage buttons and a rhinestone....

Two postcards wrapped with vintage lace, another piece of lace secured with an old clip on earring, and some pink floral trim wrapped on a wooden thread spool....

This is a simple, but elegant necklace I made with a vintage chandelier crystal.  It hangs from a 21"  silver plated ball chain.  I'd be more than happy to make it longer for the giveaway winner.

I was in the bookstore recently and started looking through this beautiful hardback book by Jo Packham and Jenny Doh.  Book of Inspiration, Where Women CreateI was amazed with all the gorgeous studios featured in this book, and knew it would be a perfect addition to my giveaway.   Such an inspiration!





I wish I had drawers like these to keep all my supplies organized.

Did you notice I like mannequins?


My giveaway closes at 6:00pm PST on August 30th.  I'll use the True Random Number Generator to determine the winner and then announce the winner on August 31st.

To enter:
1)  Just leave me a comment here on this post.  
2)  If you'd like a second chance to win, I'd love to have you follow me.  Just leave a comment telling me you're a new follower or that you're already a follower.
3)  For a third chance, you can spread the word by putting my giveaway button on your sidebar, or mention it in a blog post.  You'll find the giveaway button near the top of my sidebar.

Please be sure to leave a separate comment for each thing you do:-)

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Hugs, Betsy

193 comments:

Amie {Kitty Cats and Airplanes} said...

I love seeing all of your gorgeous finds! I would LOVE to win!

Amie {Kitty Cats and Airplanes} said...

OF COURSE I follow you!

Sassy Marsha said...

Well, happy blogaverisary!!! I am so glad you started blogging otherwise I would have never met you!

Your giveaway is just AWESOME!!!! Please toss my name in the hat :)

xxoo
Marsha

Sassy Marsha said...

But of course I am a follower :)

xxoo
Marsha

Sassy Marsha said...

And your giveaway is posted on my sidebar!!!

xxoo
Marsha

JoAnne said...

Hi Betsy,
Congratulations and thank you so much for a chance to win your most generous & gorgeous giveaway!

JoAnne said...

Already a follower....

JoAnne said...

and putting your button up right now!
xo
JoAnne

Karen said...

Congrats on your anniversary! That is a great give away. Ilove it all.

Karen said...

Of course I'm a follower.

The Cranky Queen said...

I am a loyal follower, love your blog. Tiffany

The Cranky Queen said...

Your giveaway is so generous! Love all of the items...especially the vintage laces. Tiffany

Karen said...

I've added your giveaway button to my side bar.

d e l i g h t said...

Lovely giveaway! Congratulations on 500 and 100th post! You know how much I love your blog and creativity! Best wishes for many more!

d e l i g h t said...

I am already a delighted follower!

cmoh said...

What a gorigous and generous giveaway. I am absolutely drolling!

Congratulations on 1 year and 500 followers. Your blog is one of my absolute favorites.

Caroline
cmoh@earthlink.net

cmoh said...

I am a very happy follower!

cmoh said...

I've added your lovely badge to the sidebar on my blog. Hope you get a lot of new followers, and that my number pulls up at giveaway time ;)

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Congratulations on your blogging milestone. I just love what you put together for your giveaway. Fingers are crossed.

Danielle

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I already follow you.

Danielle

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I would just smile like crazy if I won your amazing giveaway. The milk glass, vintage buttons, lace, bottle with pearls and that book...oh be still my heart! What a great blogging friend you are.
hugs,
Linda

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am already a follower of your fabulous blog.

stefanie said...

congratulations!!!!!! soon it will 1000!!!!!
this is the best giveaway, lovin' that book!!! please enter me, thanks.

stefanie said...

and of course I am a follower!

stefanie said...

just posted on my sidebar, thanks again!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I posted this on my sidebar!!

Lorna said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I'm inspired just looking at everything. ;)

Lorna said...

I subscribe to your blog through my google reader. Thanks Betsy!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Happy Blog Birthday
Congrat's on 100 Posts
Congrat's on 500 followers!
Thank you for having a giveaway to celebrate these milestones!
Deb :)

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

I also follow your blog :)
Thanks again!
Deb

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Happy Bloggerversary!! Great giveaway..such pretty items. Please include me ♥
Have a great weekend!
*hugs*deb

Dragonfly Treasure said...

I am a follower ♥ Love your blog
*hugs*deb

Dragonfly Treasure said...

I've added your button to my sidebar ♥♥
http://dragonflytreasure.blogspot.com/

*hugs*deb

kpaints said...

What a fab giveaway and congrats for starting up a blog! Count me in!

kpaints said...

I'm already a follower....good luck to all.

kpaints said...

And I am posting your button on my sidebar!

Tina @ TinyBear said...

What a generous giveaway Betsy.
I would love to be entered in your drawing if overseas can join.
xo Tina

Tina @ TinyBear said...

and I´m a follower ofcourse

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Congrats on your milestones. I'm already a follower.

Christy said...

I look forward to your updates! I've been subscribing to you in my Google Reader for awhile now and love all the thrift-y inspiration. Thanks!!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

You knew I'd have to enter! Congrats, Betsy and here's to another 500 followers! :)

xoxo
Kathleen

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

I'm a follower, alright!

xoxo
Kathleen

Susan said...

Betsy, I have been a follower of your blog for quite some time!! I just love it.

tammylovesdishes said...

What a fantastic giveaway; really super wonderful goodies!

tammylovesdishes said...

I'm a follower, too!

Doni said...

Congratulations Betsy!! You have an awesome blog and it's always so fun to visit. You have some lovely items in your giveaway and I'd love to be the winner!!
Blessings, Doni

Doni said...

I'm also a follower!!!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

congratulations! so many reasons to celebrate! i would love an opportunity to win this lovely giveaway! merci!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

I've been a happy follower! :)

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

What an awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I'm a very happy follower!!!!

Angie said...

Oh my goodness! What a wonderful giveaway! I hope I'm destined to win because I have been scouring ebay, thrift stores, and yard sales for a pierced edge milkglass bowl. I can't even tell you how thrilled I would be to win one!

Angie said...

I'm so happy to be a follower - such great inspiration here!

Mindy said...

I'm so excited about your giveaway Betsy! How generous. Thank you for the opportunity!

Mindy said...

I'm a follower. I believe my one-year anniversary for following you is coming up soon. :)

Oklahomaredhead said...

Sounds like a great giveaway. Hope I'm the one who wins!!

Candy said...

Happy Blogoversary! Great giveaway!

Tammy @ Type A said...

happy anniversary!!!

Tammy @ Type A said...

i'm a follower!

Tammy @ Type A said...

http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/

i posted your give away button on my page. great give away!

i also have a give away going on.

LuAnn said...

You have put together a great "giveaway". I would love to be the recepient of this so please count me in. Thanks for the chance. LuAnn (lsum1258@aol.com)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Congrats on your anniversary and #500 followers...you have an awesome giveaway here...please count me in:)

Blessings,
Linda

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I'm a happy follower.

Blessings,
Linda

Into Vintage said...

Congrats on your blogging milestones and thanks so much for this giveaway! You always have creative and inspiring posts. (already a follower) :-) -amy

Laurie Marshall said...

Found your blog through Pinterest (the yardstick hook rack). Such great stuff! I'd love to win your giveaway package. :)

Laurie Marshall said...

I'm a new follower!

Laurie Marshall said...

Adding your giveaway button to my blog at junquerethunque.blogspot.com

darla said...

Great blog...great giveaway.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Fabulous giveaway...Throw my name in the hat!

Carol

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I'm a happy follower!

Carol

Peggy said...

thanks for the wonderful giveaway! congratulations on your blogging success!

Nelly said...

Oh I am a follower have been for awhile now I love your blog.Not sure if OS people count in this giveaway but if so yay if not thats ok I am sure whoever gets it will love it all to bits xxx

Diane Writes said...

Hi Betsy! Wow 500 followers in one year!!! But seriously you deserve it, please count me in!

Diane Writes said...

For the second comment, of course I am not just a follower but one of your many fans :)

Valerie said...

Congrats!!
I love this give away.
Thanks for a chance to win!

Valerie

Valerie said...

I'm already a follower :)

Vintage Gal said...

What a wonderful giveaway ~ such lovely treasures ;-)

Vintage Gal said...

Ofcourse I am a follower ~ Just LOVE your blog ;-)

ImSoVintage said...

Fabulous giveaway.

ImSoVintage said...

Just started following a couple of days ago. Love it.

Lucy - By the Hill said...

Congratulations Betsy, it's no wonder you have so many followers, your blog is so much fun to look at!
Great giveaway!!!

Lucy - By the Hill said...

......and I've been a follower for a long time!

Lucy - By the Hill said...

I've posted the link on my sidebar, I want as many chances as I can get for this beautiful giveaway!!

pforgerson said...

What a fabulous give away. Love all of the vintage trims- i see purses, and aprons, and all sorts of lovelies.

Nook & Cranny said...

Thanks for the chance to win all of that goodness, love it.
Thanks for the congrats on my new grandbaby on my guess what post!
Have a great Sunday
Michele

JunqueMagnet said...

Such beautiful pieces.Thanks for sharing!

JunqueMagnet said...

I am indeed a follower.

Grateful Gramma said...

Another follower here who also loves vintage!

Sandy said...

Hi Betsy! Oh you didn't want the Rare French Guy? LOL He was rather pricey!
I don't think I've ever seen a lavender bathroom tub set, etc. I love the old radiators too and love the faucets! Great finds and lovely post !

p.s. Your Nana's quilt is so pretty and so inspirational. I love all my quilts too. Love the old ads from the Yard Sale!

Your Give-Away looks awful cute!

Denise Foor said...

I'm a loyal reader of your blog and I hope the number goddess looks kindly upon my entry into this wonderful blog giveaway. LOL

Denise Foor said...

I'm a follower of your idea inspired blog, too. Blessings and Thanks.

Wax Beach Artist said...

Fabulous giveaway! Wow, count me in!

Wax Beach Artist said...

I already follow your blog, it's one of my faves!

Wax Beach Artist said...

Posting the blog button too :)

Cheryl said...

Awesome give away......love all those wonderful items!
Congrats on your blogiversary and posts.
Thanks for the chance to win,
Cheryl

Cheryl said...

I am a follower, too!

A Cottage Muse said...

You do have a lot to celebrate!
This is a wonderful giveaway, thank you for the chance to win!
I'll be keeping my fingers crossed!!

A Cottage Muse said...

I am already a happy follower!

Goldie said...

I am already a follower!

Goldie said...

Would love a chance at winning this!

Goldie said...

You are now in my sidebar!

Jordan Stratton said...

Love the delicacy of all these items.

My name is Jordan Stratton and I'm a new follower!


:)

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Love it! Thanks for having such a great giveaway!

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Oh and I am a follower!

Pam said...

Happy belated Anniversary. Your giveaway is amazing. You had me at "vintage mother of pearl buttons"!

Pam said...

Well, I feel stupid. I always thought I was a follower, but I guess I wasn't. I am following now.

Cory said...

Love your giveaway, especially the lace and rhinestones. Very generous of you.

Cory said...

I have been a faithful follower for awhile, but made it "official" today

Maria Ireland said...

Wow beautiful giveaway. Please count me in. I will keep my fingers crossed that i am lucky. Greetings Maria

Maria Ireland said...

I have become a follower of your wonderful blog. Hugs Maria

Maria Ireland said...

Your giveaway is posted on my blog. :)

Jenifer Maryrose said...

I love your blog and I am so inspired by all that you do! I would love to win this amazing collection!

Jenifer Maryrose said...

I am already a follower!

Anonymous said...

I love your blog!!
Joanie @ hibiscusranch@aol .com

Angela said...

I'd love to win!

Angela said...

I love being a follower!

The Joyful Thrifter said...

I would love to win :)

Smiles,
The JOyful Thrifter

The Joyful Thrifter said...

I am definitely a follower.

Smiles,
The Joyful Thrifter

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

beautiful giveaway! i love that book!!

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Betsy, What a wonderful giveaway. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win. I hope you are having a wonderful August. Hugs, Terri

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Betsy, I am also a follower to your beautiful blog. Have a great day! Hugs, Terri

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Betsy, I am putting your button on my sidebar right now. Have a great week. Hugs, Terri

Joni said...

Happy Anniversary. I love your blog. I am a new follower.

Barbara Jean said...

Wonderful giveaway Betsy!
Thanks and congratulations!!

blessings
barb

Barbara Jean said...

PS I'm a follower, and always enjoy my visits here.

more blessings, and some hugs
barb

Anonymous said...

Great giveaway! Hope I win.

sweetiesuzy@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I'm a new follower.

sweetiesuzy@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Love your blog...
Anita

Gretchen said...

What a great giveaway you're offering. Count me in for a chance. Thanks alot.
Gretchen

Gretchen said...

I just became a follower of your blog as well.
Gretchen

angie forte said...

Thanks for a great giveaway. The milk glass would fit nicely with my collection. Thanks!!

angie forte said...

I'm a new follower! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Essay Writing said...

Thanks for a great giveaway. new follower!

DogsMom said...

Congratulations on all your milestones.
I am a follower.

DogsMom said...

I hope you are around for many hundreds more posts.

Congratulations!

Missy Gonzalez said...

Betsy,

I am a new follower of yours. I found you on a Bing search for "reworked jewelry patterns". I am reworking Laguna pieces for my upcoming wedding ceremony. Your site has been a great inspiration!! Thank you!!!

Missy

Bonnie C said...

I LOVE your blog and all of the wonderful things you do. I would love to win the beautiful goodies!

Breaking Free From Old Ways said...

I love everything in your giveaway! I would love to win

kaylynn_0419(at)yahoo(dot)com

Breaking Free From Old Ways said...

I follow your blog

kaylynn_0419(at)yahoo(dot)com

Something Special said...

I am a happy follower already, and I would love a chance at winning your giveaway. I will grab your button also!

Anonymous said...

I would love winning your fabulous giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity

Bonnie B.

Anonymous said...

I've just signed up as a newest follower.

Bonnie B,

Erika McLain said...

I am a new follower!

Erika McLain said...

What a great and inspiring giveaway!

CraftyHope said...

Congrats on all the milestones!

Oh how very generous you are! Those are definitely some wonderful treasures to be given away. Thank you for the opportunity to win them as well as the inspiration you provide here!

CraftyHope said...

I am a follower also. . .

Andrea said...

I love reading and looking at the inspiring pics you post.

Andrea said...

I am also a follower.

VintageCrafter said...

Wonderful giveaway! Please count me in as I would Love to win such an amazing assortment of treasures!
*smiles*
Carol

VintageCrafter said...

I am an avid follower too!
*smiles again*
Carol

Bootersmom03 said...

So glad I found your blog!!

Bootersmom03 said...

I'm a new follower!

Eve said...

I LOVE your ideas for jewelry, shabby chic and repurposing. Congratulations to you!

Suzann said...

Hello and congrats!!!
I am a new follower of your sweet blog.
Enjoy your day!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

For My Sweet Daughter said...

what an amazing giveaway. I would follow your blog even if there wasn't a second chance. I love your header, it's beautiful!
Shannon C

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I am a new follower!

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I shared your giveaway at
http://formysweetdaughter.blogspot.com/2011/08/monday-monday.html

Carolyn Peeler said...

Thanks, I'd love the chance to win!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful Blog! I will gladly follow you! I would love to win the treasures :-)
Thank you!

suzeeez said...

I would love it if you'd enter me in your give-away ! I am a follower & I will also post it on my sidebar :o) Sue

Christine said...

I am a follower already and I would love to enter!

Maggie said...

oooh, all my favorite things! Nice giveaway...I'd' love to win!

maggie
http://www.themagrag.com

Maggie said...

Just became your newest follower!

maggie
http://www.themagrag.com

Maggie said...

and, last but not least, your button is now on the sidebar of my blog :-)

maggie
http://www.themagrag.com

Cindy Jo said...

I check your blog often and love all your creative ideas! Hope to win!!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I am already a follower and would love to be the winner of this wonderful giveaway. Thanks for the chance. Blessings, Martha

Kathy said...

Congratulations on all these wonderfule milestones Betsy! I am happy now to be your newest follower!
Thanks for offering this giveaway,
Kathy

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love all of these pretty things...the book is great! Thanks so much for a chance to win! ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm a new follower...right next to Kathy! Hugs! ♥

Pretty Things said...

I just joined your site -- although you'd think all I use is color, I collect vintage typewriters and cameras, have POUNDS of buttons, tons of old keys, and have a bunch of vintage beauties all throughout a very eclectic bright studio. I did the Where Bloggers Create in case you're interested in seeing!

Looking forward to seeing more of your blog posts now that you're in my Google Reader.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Lots of lovely things in your giveaway, Betsy!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

I have been a very happy follower of yours for some time now. ;)

Hugs,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow, great giveaway, Betsy! I could certainly use that book for some inspiration. We'll be moving and I will actually have a room just for crafting/sewing.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I put your giveaway button on my sidebar with a link back here!

Eclectic Charm said...

Found your blog through Pinterest! Very lovely!

White Whimsy said...

What a gorgeous and generous giveaway. I would love to win. Your blog is beautiful.

White Whimsy said...

I am now happily following.

Tara Milligan said...

What an awesome giveaway, I would love to win!

Tara Milligan said...

And I'm a follower!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Your giveaway button is on my sidebar, Friend!

Hugs,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

windycindy said...

Your blog is beautiful...
I adore your lovely findings
and your prize package is fabulous!
Way to go ~ You have over 500 followers which is quite a feat...
Many thanks to you!
Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I am a new follower of your via
Google Friend Connect. ( windycindy )
Again, many thanks...
Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

jacquiehut50 said...

I would love to win these lovely gifts. jacquiehut50@yahoo.com

jacquiehut50 said...

I am one of your new followers-love your blog-jacquiehut50@yahoo.com

Rachel said...

Hello! Pretty space you have, dear! And your candy is so and so lovely! Thanks so much for this lovely chance! :D Rachel
Follower's name: Rachel Berault

Rachel said...

Again to say I've posted your button on my sidebar at "sorteios/candies", by date! Thanks again! :D Rachel
Follower's name: Rachel Berault

Rachel said...

Now, just to say I can not see the followers gadget. Maybe it's another Blogger problem again. But be sure, dear, I'll keep trying to follow.Loved your space here.:D
Follower's name: Rachel Berault

lakenreich said...

I love your site and now am a follower. Can't wait to start filing through your site. Leslie Kenreich

Sheila said...

I didn't know about the book! It looks amazing!

Happy Anniversary!

Sheila

Sheila said...

Hi, and I'm a follower now! :)

My Insanity Jewelry said...

Hi Betsy,
I found your blog through Pretty Things,Lori McDaniel Anderson on Facebook. Wow what a joy to scroll thorough your blog. I got inspired and honestly a bit jealous, as I live in Alaska and we don't have the luxury or joy of junk stores (we have Salvation Army) up here, sigh. So thank for the eye candy and ideas.
Congrats on your anniversary.
hampgirl59
My shop on Etsy is Insanity Jewelry

My Insanity Jewelry said...

PS. LOL I forgot to tell you I added you to my blog.

pamq said...

Hey! I just got some computer time and I think I have about 50 minutes left to sign up for your groovy giveaway....

How is that for great timing?!?

Happy One Year Anniversary!!!

{xox}