Getting Caught Up and a Giveaway

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!


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66 thoughts on “Getting Caught Up and a Giveaway”


  1. What a GREAT giveaway! I am with you on wearing too many hats, and it is so hard to choose which ones to hang up on the hook. Thanks for sharing such a great blog!!

  2. Thank you so much for having this fabulous giveaway! 🙂 I am a follower of your lovely blog and have enjoyed following it! Congratulations on reaching your goal! Yah! <3

  3. What great items for a giveaway. By the way I did my first giveaway a while ago. There is a way to pick a ramdom number on the computer. If you want to know more I can find out and tell you. I did mine the old fashioned way and it worked, but it also gave a few people a laugh!

  4. First of all I can't wait to get my hanky! And I know how busy we all are, so no worries! 🙂 I'm just happy I to be getting a prize in the mail! Now I LOVE this giveaway, you put together an awesome box of goodies, and the box itself is even AMAZING! 🙂 I'd love to win!

  5. Hi Laura..Julie told me about your blog. I LOVE it… although I don't consider myself a great decorator. I am a wonderful copycat.:) Your giveaway looks great..fingers crossed.


  6. Love your blog. You have inspired me to change the way I look at decorating my home. A chance at a give away – wonderful!


  7. You have gathered up some beautiful items for your giveaway – it's all lovely and has me hoping I'm the lucky winner LOL!

  8. Vintage?! Oh, girl, you're singing my song! What a WONDERFUL box of treasures! I've been enjoying your blog so much and find great inspiration here! Like…the snow skis on the wall with the photos. I would have never thought of doing anything like that and so glad I saw a photo of it on your blog! Anyway, thank you for giving away such a special gift, and I'll be keeping my fingers crossed! Congrats on all your followers!

    Kind regards,

  9. Congrats on 200+ ! Such a wonderful blog I'm sure you'll find tons more.Count me in on the lovely giveaway.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  10. What a fantastic giveaway! I do so hope to win this!

    I am a new follower although, I must admit I stalked for the longest time.

  11. Hello Laura, I just found your blog this morning. I love your style. And I loved your comment about maybe wearing too many hats and trying to find that balance in your life right now. I'm having those exact same feelings. I'll be following along. Looking forward to getting to know you! … And what a sweet giveaway!

  12. I know what you mean about too many hats. We are all on similar journeys and sometimes looking at others choices help us with our own; thanks for sharing and for this beautiful giveaway!

  13. Came to your site on recommendation from Freckled Laundry! Wow, she has put me onto a winner of a blog site, I'll be sure to thank her! I've been checking out your posts rather randomly and love what I see! The hankie she shows on her blog is what really got me here! It is exceptionally lovely! I've not seen one like it and would love to have one…..would you share your source? Thanks so much for so many lovely things to look at and so much inspiration! I will be paying you regular visits! Trudy

  14. Congratulations on 200 followers. I am a follower and would love to enter you giveaway. The variety of items is lovely. Thanks for the chance.

  15. I've been a happy follower of yours for a while! Thanks for offering this wonderful vintage giveaway!

    xoxo laurie

  16. What a wonderful giveaway! I love everything you have included. Of course I am already a follower.

  17. This is a beautiful giveaway. I would love to be entered in your giveaway.
    I posted it on facebook and also on my blog. I am a new follower.
    You have a great blog.

  18. Congrats on 200+ followers! Hope I'm sneaking in at the right time lol. I'm now a follower too thanks to Freckled Laundry. Thanks

  19. I too, love your blog. I am one of the lurkers behind the scenes wondering if I haaave what it takes to run a blog. In the meantime I enjoy yours among many. Love your selection of items to giveaway. Debbie