Sunday, July 12, 2009

Blog Anniversary Giveaway: One Year Ago Today - Zero Comments!

Today marks a rather unique milestone. One year ago today, I started this blog after a inspiration from Rachael, at Head Cook and Bottle Washer blog. Once I started looking at hers and started looking around, I knew I wanted a blog for myself. I never realized when I started that first post,and after 242 post later, what a journey it would become over the past year.

I had in mind a certain direction I would go when I started blogging, and to be honest, I ended up in a different direction all together.

I had no idea that afternoon on July 12, 2008 what a wonderful new experience blogging would be, or how many wonderful friends I would meet along the way. I had no idea of the many great ideas for crafts, decorating or tablescapes I would soon discover. Heck, I did not even know what a tablescape was or a cloche for that matter. Nothing like learning a few things along the way.

I could have never dreamed the many wonderful new recipes I would be trying out in my kitchen. I can most certainly tell you I never dreamed I would be wanting to learn to quilt.....thanks to all of my blogging friends who quilt.

You have all inspired me, entertained me, encouraged me, and I can always count on you dear friends showing up each and every week. If someone would have told me that day last July that within just a few months, I'd be hosting a day called Vintage Thingies Thursday each and every week, with lots of people reading these vintage post, I could not have even imagined that to be possible. To be honest, I did not even know it existed.

So in honor of this great milestone in blog land, I am hosting a giveaway. I have enjoyed each and every giveaway thus far, it is fun to pass things on to others and make their day. There is nothing like spreading a little love and kindness in a world that is so lacking...it is good for the heart and soul.

So here is the scoop on the loot:

The following two mosaics are two different prize packages I will be giving away. I will draw two names. The first one will win the first package, the second name will win the second package. Easy and simple.

Inspired by my love of all things vintage, I have put together this gift package including some of my personal favorites from my stash of vintage goodies. One lucky winner will receive, this wonderful vintage apron, two vintage dish towels, two vintage pot holders, and one vintage table runner, all from my personal collection. Next, is this brand new, adorable button candle and handle stand. The white platter is a recent find, and you all know how I love my platters, I hope you will love this one too. The pitcher is really sweet, with brown roses and vines. Perfect for the center of the table or on a night stand. I have a cute little pink rose cup and saucer, with two flower magnets that I made out of vintage fabrics. Also included is a package of note cards, and a little china sign, very cute. Last but not least you will receive a years subscription to Country Life Magazine. I hope you will enjoy this vintage package, I had lots of fun putting it together.

The second gift package is inspired by all the birds I see in blog land these days. This gift includes a great vintage platter and vintage embroidered blue bird dresser cloths, from my personal collection. A cute new, button candle and stand a wonderful large pitcher with bird motif, this is really beautiful. Also, you will receive a little iron candle holder with a bird on a twig. Two little flower magnets fashioned out of vintage fabrics are included. The winner will receive a years subscription to Country Magazine to enjoy in the months to come.

In order to be entered, you must leave a comment to this post. If you are a follower, or if you blog about my giveaway, I will enter you in the drawing twice, be sure to leave a comment for each thing you do extra so you will get credit. International friends are welcome to enter and encouraged to do so, because you guys are important too!

By the way, my first post had not a single comment other than my own. LOL. Not only that, it took me several days to figure out the why of that....seriously, I thought once that first post was out there, I would be getting lots of comments from who knows where....can you believe that? It's true.....just sayin.


I will draw two winners using Random Number Generator on July 19th and the winners will be announced. Good luck everyone!

Thank you so much for making my life a bit richer over the past year, you all mean the world to me and I am so glad to have met each and every one of you! I am excited about the next year and what it holds. Don't forget to leave a comment....and to the lurkers out there, I would love to get to know you better too, so please start saying something...even if it is simply "enough is enough!"

100 comments:

  1. Please enter me, I am a google reader...lovely blog, and lovely giveaway.

    Congrats on one year anniversary...that is impressive.

    pwc12 at hotmail dot com

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  2. Congratulations on your one year anniversary! You don't need to enter me into the contest but I did want to say that I really enjoy your blog :)

    Laura

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  3. Just wanted to say congrats on your blogaversary. You are one sweet gal and bring sunshine to all who visit you...and to all that you visit.

    Have a beautiful week,
    ~Lisa

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  4. Wow what a great give away. I'm so glad I found out about VTT and started following in time to catch it!

    I think your experience with blogging is much like other bloggers. We have no idea what we're getting into when we start! LOL!
    Dawn

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  5. Congratulations on your first year blogiversary. I passed mine June 13th, so we started pretty much together.

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  6. Congratulations on your anniversary! I enjoy reading your blog even tho I don't always comment. I love all things vintage, so PICK ME! LOL

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  7. Happy Blogiversary! And thank you for your wonderful blog, and for hosting VTT! Both of those gift packages are very generous. Please enter me, and also I am a follower, and will be mentioning your giveaway in my next post.
    Have a great day!

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  8. Congratulations on your anniversary. I'm going to have to check the date of my first post, because I started blogging about a year ago as well. I think I started sometime in August. My blog evolved a lot like yours did.

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  9. Congrats! Your giveaway packages are amazing! I just started reading your blog and enjoy it a lot!

    Amy

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  10. Suzanne, I have been following you for about 6 weeks I think. I don't know how I found your blog, but I am so glad I did as we have already eaten 2 of the 8 quarts of refridge pickles I made from your posted recipe and I don't know how I made it through a meal without them before!!
    Congratulations on your 1 year!

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  11. Congrats Suzanne on your one year anniversary! If memory is correct YOUR blog was one that inspired me to start my own--so I guess you passed it forward. Have a great day and thanks for all the fun and inspiration you post!

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  12. Happy Anniversary, Suzanne! I'm glad you are here for our weekly Thursday vintage sharing.

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  13. What a great giveaway!! Be sure to enter me in your wonderful giveaway! Oh, and I am also a follower as well.

    Congrats on your Blog Anniversary!

    ~Linnea

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  14. GM Suzanne, Congrats on your Anniversary my friend...I have a way to go before a year...but it has indeed been a fun ride so far..Great give away my friend...May you have a great day...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  15. Congrats on your first year anniversary! I just found you recently and love your blog!

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  16. Happy Blogaversary! Thank YOU for VTT! I have learned so much in my short time here in BlogLand and VTT has helped me re-focus on family history and stories!

    Mmmwah!!! Big kisses and hugs to you!

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  17. I'm a follower too - like a stalker - in a totally worshipful creepy way too. heehee

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  18. Just stumbled upon your blog via Dark Horse Farm. I love it! Congrats on your first year!!

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  19. Congratulations on your anniversary! Such a great choice of date, it is our wedding anniversary, too.
    Your giveaway is very generous and you are giving away lovely things.
    I'm a follower and VTT regular.

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  20. Congrats on your big bloggy day!! You are giving away some fabulous goodies!

    XXDenise

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  21. BTW, I'm a follower, too!

    XXDenise

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  22. Thank you for hosting this great giveaway and congrats on the one year!

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  23. Oh yeah, I'm also a follower!

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  24. Congratulation on your one year anniversary...very impressive.

    A Colorado Lady....love that beautiful state. Lived there 25 years and am now in FL for my health not because I didn't love it there!

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  25. Congrats on your anniveresery. You are so right about how much you learn in a year of blogging! Cloches, tablescapes and much, much more!

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  26. Hey, please enter me! Great giveaway. And congrats on your blogiversary! If you're interested, I'm having a giveaway right now, too (vintage stuff). My blog is nancywiebel.blogspot.com

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Nancy

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  27. Oooops, me again. I'm also a follower. Great blog you have!

    Nancy

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  28. Congrat's on your 1 Year of blogging :) ...and I so agree with you..I didn't know what a cloche was either...I had my 1st blog birthday in June...
    Your giveaway is VERY Generous and LOVELY...and I so HOPE it's my turn to win one!!!
    Happy Sunday!
    Deb :)

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  29. Okay...
    I'm a follower also...so I'm hoping one of these comments will be a winner!!
    Thanks again for a great giveaway!!
    Deb :)

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  30. I appreciate your accepting my entry as a follower of yours.

    Since the 19th is my son's bday maybe he'll bring me luck ... hmmm!

    Happy anniversary to you.
    TTFN~ Marydon

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  31. Happy Anniversary to you,
    you live in a vintage zoo!
    You look like a thrifter,
    and you act like one, too!

    Thank you for starting this blog - I wouldn't have met you, or the VTT-ers, without it!

    My name is Susan, and I am a Follower and a VTT addict! (Now where is my 12-step book?)

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  32. That Rachael did not know what she was getting you into with the blog business. However, you do a super, super job. Sometimes, we just need a little push from someone to discover where hidden talents are. I can assure I have discovered more about than I was aware of. If I knew how to give you an award, I would. I don't think I am ready for that. What a year you have had. Wishng you only the very best.

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  33. Happy Blogaversary!

    It is amazing how inspiring all of the great bloggers are and you can count yourself among those that inspire me:)

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  34. I am a follower as well. Well, I am a leader in my house, but a follower of your blog...sorry, I guess that I needed a laugh.

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  35. Happy 1st Anniversary and I wanted
    to let you know you are a fabulous
    host for Vintage Thingies Thursday
    and have done a wonderful job!
    Thank you Suzanne from all of us
    VTT participants! Wow what a giveaway! Please enter me, I follow
    you and I look forward to more great VTT's! :) Jewelgirl

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  36. Oh goodness, what a great giveaway! I love them both, as vintage things are my favorite!! Congrats on your blog anniversary, it was fun to read about your journey. I think most of us start blogging with a particular intent but find that we grow and change as bloggers along the way! I'm about to change my blog again to meet more of my varied interests. Keep up the great work!!

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  37. Hi, Suzanne, I'm glad Dora and Sophie brought me to your blog! I'm still a 'baby blogger'. Thanks for VTT. It has been a real joy for me. Happy Blogaversary!

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  38. Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway!! I cannot believ that your blog is a year old and you have done so many posts! I got some catching up to do. My blog was 2 on the 4th, and I still haven't reached 100! I'm glad I found you & your blog! *elaine*

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  39. Oh, I'm a follower too, so I guess I get to be entered twice? Yippee! ;)

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  40. HI Suzanne! Oh, congratulations on one year of blogging! I'm so thrilled for you! As you know, I've just celebrated mine too!
    You are so generous ~ look at these TWO lovely giveaways. Makes my tiny pillow look puney! :)
    Please enter me in your giveaway and I will enter you in mine! Wouldn't it be a hoot if you won mine and I won yours! I'd love it!
    Be a sweetie and come back for a visit sometimes,
    Shelia ;)

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  41. Congratulations on your anniversary! I found your blog via Karens Quilting. Blog surfing takes up way too much of my time, but I find the neatest blogs!

    Please enter me in your fabulous giveaway!

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  42. Congratulations on your one year anniversary. I really enjoy reading your blog, What a wonderful giveaway.

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  43. Its been great getting to you know since you have started blogging.:)

    Lovely blog

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  44. I am a followr through friend connect

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  45. What a difference a year makes, eh? Congratulations! Isn't it FUN?!

    I'm a follower too!

    Lovely prizes you have put together.

    MGM

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  46. yay!!! A full year of the Colorado Lady!!! Im so glad to have 'met' you through this online community! Keep doing what you are doing...we all love it!!!

    I think I am a follower? Im fairly certain I am. I definitely have you in google reader but I think I am a follower as well!

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  47. Congrats on your 1 year anniversary...I can relate to your post as my bloggiversary is on July 14! Your giveaway is so pretty. Check out my blog to see my giveaway.

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  48. What a wonderful giveaway! I have been reading your blog for a couple of weeks now and really enjoy it! Happy Bloggaversary!
    karen...
    recycledrita.blogspot.com

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  49. Congratulations on your anniversary! I'm a follower too. Love all the nifty stuff you feature on here.

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  50. Congrats to you! I love vintage items also and yours are lovely!

    Elaine R
    emrosser@shaw.ca

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  51. i love love love the bird collection!! i have only been blogging a few months and feel like it has been "therapy". just my own place to post my thoughts and stuff that i enjoy doing. please enter me.

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  52. in continuation, i also follow your blog!!!

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  53. i also mentioned you on a blog post!

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  54. Ahhhhhh.. what a lovely giveaway my soul dishware sister! COngrats on your anniversary.. hope there would be many more posts to come and please enter me in your giveaway.. and I would love to win too! hehehehe

    I'm wishing you a great week!
    xo
    fitty

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  55. One whole year. Congratulations! I agree with you about blogging. New friends, new awareness of different lifestyles, craftwork, art, writing, recipes and people that care about what you take the time to show them.

    It's a years worth of "the good life".

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  56. Congrats on the year blogiversary! I love how blogging brings so many new fun people into our lives, it really is fabulous.

    I'm a follower too =)

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  57. Congratulations on your blogiversary! Cant wait to see the next quilt update.

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  58. I have just discovered your blog thanks to Room With A Past - but have bookmarked it so that I keep reading it!

    Happy blogaversary!

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  59. Happy Bloggiversary to you! These are both amazing prize packages! Wow!

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  60. I follow your blog and I love every minute of it!

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  61. I am a follower of yours...please count me in! Congrats on your one-year anniversary!

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  62. Congratulations on your anniversary. Please enter me on your giveaway.

    Dianne
    dianneseavers@att.net

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  63. Hey Suzanne! What a treasure chest of fun stuff in your giveaway! I enjoy reading about your quilting trials, your vintage finds and your family/dog silliness! Congratulations on your one year anniversary!

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  64. Please enter me in your one year anniversary contest - Congrats on the blogaversary!!! I am an avid follower, as you know, and I am going to post about your giveaway right NOW!

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  65. Count me interested...Enjoy reading about your quilting, as that is something I want to learn to do also.

    Happy Blogiversary!!

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  66. Isn't it amazing how fast that first blog year flew by?
    Congrats...you've done a wonderful job, and by taking over VTT from the Apron Queen, you were able to keep a good thing going.
    Thanks for doing that.

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  67. OH! I'm also a follower, so I'll enter again.

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  68. Please enter me in your giveaway! I am already following your blog and I just love it!

    Thanks! I'll get my fingers crossed that I'll win! hehehe

    Angela

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  69. I forgot to say:)

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  70. Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary! I stumbled upon your blog via Old Glory Cottage and am so glad I did! I am a newbie to blogland - tomorrow will mark my 3-week anniversary! So I totally know what you are talking about. It was like reading about my own experience! But it has been a blast so far! So, if you get chance, please do come by and visit ... and for sure I'll be joining VTT!

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  71. CONGRATULATIONS on your 1ST Blogiversary Suzanne!!..i know exactly how you felt taking that HUGE leap of faith one year ago coz i started my blog in June 08, and aren't we glad we did! who would've thought we'd be having this much fun and meeting so many wonderful people from all corners of the world!! i love your style of writing & you always make me smile :)..it's been a delight getting to know you especially since you started hosting VTT.. between you & me we've certainly collected a TON of vintage thingies LOL!! i LOVE your giveaway which is extremely generous & i'll be keeping my fingers & toes crossed!! cheers, Marian x

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  72. Congrats on the milestone! What a generous giveaway, those prizes are to die for!

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  73. Oh, this is a far cry from the 0 comments on your first post.
    (i think we all have those hopes about getting started and everyone finding us right away) =0)

    So, my dear, here is my official entry into your contest.

    Blessings,
    Barbara Jean

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  74. Hi Suzanne, another Suzanne here over from Barb's! I'm so glad she told me about you. Guess what, I have a dachsund, too! And guess what else, I LOVE that brown and white pitcher, and ALL your vintage things! I am going to become a follower, hope you don't mind....and guess what else? I am going to have a giveaway myself, because I just passed up 200 posts, and my blogaversary is coming up in August! Who thought blogging would be so fun, right????

    Lots of love,
    Suzanne in Texas!

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  75. Suzanne, This is the first time in several days I have been able to get on your blog. Happy you are celebrating 1 year.
    Please enter my name.

    Barbara

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  76. Fantastick giveaway articles! I love buttons. I will post your blog on my blog and hope you get many visitors as a result!

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  77. I have also placed my name as a follower, and am looking forward to visit in the future!

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  78. Congratulations on 1 year of blogging! Your blog looks great- It has been awhile since I have been over to visit and love the look!

    Would love to have my name in the hat for your giveaway- just can't pass up a good giveaway!
    You mentioned not having 1 comment on your first post- I think there is 80 so far today!!

    blessings
    mary

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  79. I just found you last week but I absolutely love your blog! What an amazing giveaway. Congratulations on one year, and of course I'd love to be entered!

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  80. CONGRATULATIONS! What wonderful giveaways! Please be sure to enter me, and yes, I am a follower. Too funny about not getting comments! I wonder if anyone's blog goes in the direction they thought it would. Mine hasn't either. laurie

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  81. Lovely vintage things to giveaway, thanks for the chance to win. Your blog is peaceful, thank you.
    Jenny
    krousegirl2 at aol dot com

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  82. Congrats and thanks for the chance to enter. I also have a GIVE AWAY going on all month with weekly drawings
    Cheri
    www.itssoverycheri.blogspot.com

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  83. Certainly not a problem this year! I would love to enter your giveaway.
    Smiles,
    JUne

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  84. I am glad you started a blog as well. I have really enjoyed it and one of these days I am going to fool you and really get mine going but I am going to have to have more help.Great give aways but do not put my name in ---give my two name spots to someone else.

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  85. Oooooo Suzanne, How I love everything in your giveaway..specially that wonderful, lovely, scrumptious..:) apron. I have become a follower and will post about your giveaway on tomorrow's post. You are a lovely lady for all you do..and to have a giveaway is extra special. Congratulations on your anniversary...your blog is the greatest.

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  86. Congradulations on your Blogaversary!

    You know how much fun we all have on Thursdays and once again, I want to thank you for keeping that fun day going! Love that your give-away is so vintagey!

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  87. Suzanne! Congrats on your ANNIVERSARY...may you find MANY fun years of blogging ahead....may your Vintage stash always be full...may your comments be so many that you barely have time to play with your treasures ( except for VTT) AND may the BLUE BIRD of happiness...always circle around you! And wow...speaking of birdies...are you sure you want to share those birdie linens? They like you...are BEAUTIFUL! I follow you...AND if google will let me I will post your give-away....he and Mr. linky sometimes take me over!

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  88. Congrats on your one year anniversary. You have a lovely blog. I'm a subscriber via MyYahoo.

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  89. Congrats on your one year anniversary - I hope that you have many many more!

    libneas[at]aol[dot]com

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  90. I'm a follower - thank you!

    libneas[at]aol[dot]com

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  91. Congrats on hitting one year. I have been reading your blog and love it! Sam

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  92. I am also a follower now! Sam

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  93. Robyn of Robyns NestJuly 16, 2009 at 9:35 PM

    I don't usually leave comments except for my 2 favorite Aussie bloggers. I 've recently discoverd your blog page after a friend told me of yours & Marion Edwards Dream Weavers. The goodies you find are just amazing, I too love all things old, not because of their value. More because they remind me of my Nanna who I loved dearly. Just the sight of something fammiliar to what she had can evoke a memory of a scent (her baking) or perhaps something we did togeather. I'm going to visit your blog every couple of days

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  94. what a fantastic giveaway!!
    i love to come and visit you...you really have a lovely blog. i love vintage thingy thursdays!
    congrats to you...
    chasity

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  95. Ok, Suzanne, I am a follower and I blogged about your giveaway!

    http://tinyurl.com/mqcjtd

    Congrats again!!

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  96. Hi Colorado Lady~ I just found you and have been smiling the last 10 mins. Your Blog is adorable! I have 3 dogs and one is a mini-doxie named Coney Island. We call him Weenie. :D. Congrats on your Blogoversary. Oh, and I ladore youyr vintage loot.
    Cindy

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  97. Congratulations on your one year anniversary! I found your blog via Barbara's post. I love it! Please enter me in your giveaway!
    Blessings,
    Marilyn

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Suzanne

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