Saturday, August 1, 2009

100th Post Giveaway & Junkin' Treasures

Sheesh I talk a lot! Lol* Even with my absences and lack of quilting or gardening to show I managed to get to 100 posts! In keeping with tradition I have a small giveaway to offer...


All you have to do to win this vintage reproduction fat quarter, and two unopened vintage packs of rick rack, is comment to this post between now and 11:59pm August 6th (Thursday), and sometime on August 7th I will draw a name. I will try to post that day the winner, but you know I'm a busy Momma so forgive me if it takes a bit longer. You do not need to have a blog to win, just leave a way to contact you. If you are a "no-reply" blogger, don't forget to leave an email in case you're name is pulled. This give away is open to bloggers everywhere, you do not need to live in the US to win. Packages going over seas may take a while to get there is all! :) You do not need to blog about my give away, but you know it's appreciated if you do! I've never been out to gain anything with this blog, other than good friends and a ton of inspiration! :)
Thank you so much to my blogging buddies, for all of your kindness and generosity to me! I have learned so much from you all and hope to keep blogging for a long time to come! :) For the friendships, inspiration, and for the pure selfish pleasure of getting comments saying "oooh that's pretty!" :)

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Hmm...I didn't think about my gardening pals and what I would giveaway to them, I know some of you aren't sewers...so maybe I will have to have another gardening giveaway? It is seed saving season after all! :)

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Now on with the junk! We went treasure hunting today and here are some of my finds that I'm excited to share...

this awesome bench for the garden... $10! (I know I'm so tacky, but I'm proud of being cheap! LoL*)

sewing machine attatchments, garden signs, and tarnished siverware... paid $3 for the lot! Woohoo!


Some vintage linens...not all are in the best condition but the ones that are too stained or moth eaten to display will be repurposed...


vintage sewing box...filled with needles, embroidery floss, and rug hooking supplies among other things! Lol* The rug hooking needles got me all interested and I think this may have to be the next hobby I dabble into...

Off to clean...need to find places for all of this glorious junk! :)

28 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

Fantastic finds you have! I really do need to make an effort of getting out there early and finding these sorts of deals!

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

I love vintage stuff! Please add me to the drawing.

Tam said...

Wonderful "stuff" you found!
Just love the vintage sewing items and the bench will be perfect in a garden.
Congrats on 100 posts!

Sue Cahill said...

What lovely finds, looks like you were very lucky to find those treasures.

I love vintage, especially fabric, and ricrack is just so much fun.

I would love to be entered.

Congrats and keep the posts coming!

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Kimberly said...

Hi Valerie! I see that you're *following* me! Thanks so much... I'm marking your blog so I can keep up with you too. Have a wonderful weekend!
Blessings, Kimberly

Suze said...

Congrats on 100 posts.

You found some treasures today and made some folks happy to have some more room.

Love, love, love fabric.

Thanks for doing the giveaway.

Renee G said...

Love the white bench for your garden. I have an oak one that looks very similar, but I know it was more than $10. This is a great find. Congratulations on your 100th post, and wishing you many more.
rsgrandinetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

Pat said...

Wonderful treasures you got!!! Congrats on 100 posts, too. Isn't blogging FUN???

Orcsmom said...

My frend Colleen and I went to a vintage linen shop north of Sacramento today for their annual sidewalk sale. We both came home with some vintage linens! I love the smell of them. Please put me in the drawing, and I would love tohave any extra seeds you have left over!

hugs!
Pam

Kayla said...

Love all your vintage goodies. Those things are hard to come by in my neck of the woods.

I just hit 100 posts too this last week!

Teresa said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!Its a very nice giveaway you are having and pleasee count me in. Hey girl, if you are tacky, I am tacky too - I love to go "junkin"!

Stephanie D. said...

Drooling over the garden bench! And what a steal! Did you get up at 4am to score that one??

Love the giveaway! I also love the fact that you aren't requiring someone to become a follower for an entry. I deliberately don't do that, because I think someone should become a follower because they like your blog. Otherwise it's like buying votes in an election.

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Val, Happy 100th Post....Congratulations.....would have loved to come on the treasure hunt with you......Warm Regards Lyn

Cathy said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! And what a cool giveaway! I also listed you on my Events blog www.blogeventsdex.blogspot.com under Giveaways. Happy Blogging!

Cathy ♥

arlette said...

Hello and congrats for your 100th post, I love vintage stuff, please count me in your giveaway, and I love your blog!, hugs from Costa Rica
arlette0521.blogspot.com

Mystica said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. Greetings from Sri Lanka.


Mystica

Fiesta said...

you found some great treasures. Your giveaway is also great. I love vintage ric rack.

Mary Burn said...

I would love to win the vintage ric rack. It is very pretty. Happy 100th post. Thanks for including me in your giveaway.
Mary

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

I am brand new to your blog- what a cute site you have here!

I'll be back to visit again soon!!

Blessings,
LMM

Jean said...

Love your garage sale goodies...it is so much fun to find something you can use at a great price!

donna said...

Most people would say that I am NOT a sewer, but I did stitch up the seam on the tummy of my grandson's Cocker Spaniel Webkinz. I think that makes me an official sewer! I like very much your "new" garden bench and the garden signs. Finding a bargain is a good thing. Be proud of it.

Bellamere Cottage said...

It's lovely to have found your blog.... I love your giveaway...please enter my name!

Your finds are just wonderful....you lucky gal!

Blessings,
Spencer

DianeH said...

Hi Valerie! Wow what a great blog, always fun to find through a giveaway - I'm hooked. Love all your finds. Not long ago I was lucky enough to find a sewing box at our local Restore - what fun!
Thanks for putting my name in and I look forward to keeping in touch.

Anonymous said...

Ny gosh, I'd love to go junking with you! Love the sewing box and all it's goodies and of course I love your blog! Shelley at sadio@nb.sympatico.ca

Mamma Mia said...

I love give aways!!!! Havn't won anything, but its nice to make new friends on all the pages/threads!!!!!
Ann-Christin in Sweden

http://ann-christin.zoomin.se/

Rachel said...

Oh my goodness, you found some real treasures. $10 for that bench is a steal! I need to go thrift shopping with you because I never find anything good!

Great giveaway - ric rac is so popular right now, and so cute. Love the fabric, too.

Beeshebags said...

Hi, not sure if I made it before the deadline or not....never know what time zone blogger is running on...plus my computer shows me being in a different part of Australia anyway!

If I'm in time, please pop my name in, if not, come check out my giveaway and enter if you want to.

Great 'junk' you managed to score...I LOVE the sewing box....and it was full when you found it? You lucky thing.

Hugs
Naomi

Susan said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!! I have a little way to catch up yet.

Enjoyed finding and reading your blog today.