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.


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!


February 16, 2011 — Laura Putnam