Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Vintage Valentines, An Almost Vintage Bear and A Giveaway: Winner Announced

*****Thank you everyone who entered my little giveaway....Random Number Generator chose number 14.......SueWis........congratulations Sue......please email me with your address and I will get your goodies in the mail as soon as possible!! Thanks everyone for taking the time to stop by and say hello!

Happy Valentines Day! I am participating in a Vintage Card Party hosted by Anything Goes Here blog....be sure to see the button on my side bar. Follow the link to see lots of vintage Valentines and stories, this should be so much fun. Hope you have a great day, follow to the end of post for a little giveaway.....just because it has been a while around here for a give a way!

This little Valentine tree is made with lots of vintage things. First, the little Valentines hanging on the branches were purchases at a local antique sale, vintage lace tied into bows were added to the tree. A vintage jar with vintage red and white buttons really made this vintage tree stand out.

This beautiful Valentine is a real find. I found this at a local estate sale, the signature is from Aunt Eda and Uncle Joe...so sweet, it is 3-D and my favorite is the puppy holding the basket.

The graphics are so sweet, nothing like a bit of vintage goodness to make your day........

This little bear is almost vintage. He is 24 years old. This was given to me by my husband along with a vase of flowers for our first Valentines day together years ago. I loved this bear, and have saved him all of this time. I remember after my daughter was born, I used to put this out each year, but that soon stopped. When my daughter was about two and it was during the Valentine season, she decided she wanted this bear to play with, and like all good two year olds, she pitched a fit to have it.....My mother in law reached to give it to her, and I told her no. The bear was mine and she could not give it to my daughter. Well, that did not set too well with my mother in law, she looked at me like you have got to be kidding me....and well, no I was not kidding. I did not give in, and held my ground. I know my MIL was really taken aback that I refused a child a toy, but it was not just a toy, it was special to me. After that episode, the bear has been safely stored away in safe keeping....and guess what, I really don't believe my daughter suffered any major damage from being denied this bear as a baby. You see, it did not mean anything to anyone other than myself....and keeping peace was the farthest thing from my mind. Believe me, lessons were learned over this one bear....it was the first of many. I am glad I did not let my Mother in law's disapproving look persuade me into giving him to my baby girl and I am glad I have kept him in mint condition from when my husband first gave him to me....he is very special....my husband and my bear!


Now....for the giveaway: This is a package I put together for the person who loves to sew or craft.

I will draw a name Monday night, and announce the winner. Included in this package are fat quarters, a vintage tin, quilt pattern, cute file folders with matching pins and a magnet to welcome spring. International friends are welcome to enter.

I found this pattern recently and it is for a quilt case. The patterns and directions are included to make each of these shown, a perfect thing to store your quilts or to give as gifts.

The tin is a vintage candy tin, and what cute file folders for storing all your quilt patterns and how-to's.

Here are the 9 fat quarters...perfect for adding to anyone's stash. Some are vintage reproduction fabrics, I really think these are so cute.

Here are a couple of the fabrics opened up so you can see how cute these are....what about the apron fabric and the rick rack fabrics....love these!

Just leave a comment to be entered, and tell me you want to be included in the give a way.....Good Luck everyone! Enjoy the day with your sweetheart today, no matter who that may be!


  1. I'd like to be included in the give-away. I have some vintage Valentine cards framed. They were ones my grandmother had saved - unused ones. I love them. They make me happy year-round!

  2. Happy Valentine's Day! Love those vintage valentines and the bear is so cute and special. Glad you stood your ground. I'm not sure which is more imposing MIL or a two year old! Put my name in the drawing, please!

  3. I'd like to be included in the give away. I am just learning to sew and I love the way you decorated for Valentine's Day. You have such cute ideas.

  4. I have been reading my favorite blogs in google reader and so I don't know how new your header is but I love it!! You have changed your look and my it looks great!!

    would love to be put in the hat for the giveaway - my name that is!


  5. I saw a dozen of those fold out vintage valentines at the antiques store last weekend. They were going for 12-25.00 each. I would have loved to buy one but....ah the budget. :)
    Oh please do enter me into your giveaway as well. Thank you so much for offering.

  6. wow! that's quite a goodie bag!!! I would love to be the one who wins. I have some vintage valentines that my mom (90 years old) saved from when she was a teacher! Love your Valentine tree.

  7. Please include me in the giveaway. Happy Valentine's Day! ♥

  8. What a generous give away!

    I can feel those fat quarters calling me. I'm not allowed to buy fabric this month but there is no law against maybe winning some if I'm the incredibly lucky winner. Please enter me in the draw.

    It's lovely to see you posting oftener (is that an actual word) again.

  9. Your Valentine displays are so cute. The card was a real find.

  10. I would love to be included in your giveaway! Now if your wiener baby happened to crawl into the box I would be even happier. Mister T needs a friend!
    You put together such pretty giveaways.

  11. I love your vintage Valentine's card - too sweet! I hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful Valentine's Day tomorrow. Please enter me in the contest.

    Thank you!



  12. What a sweet way to enjoy Valentine's Day. Thanks for including me in your drawing. I love your choice of fat quarters! I am a Colorado girl, too. Maybe we are neighbors! Wouldn't that be fun!

  13. I love the Valentine tree. What a great idea.

    And very sweet about the bear. :-)

  14. Please include me in your giveaway. What a nice assortment of fun things!

  15. I would love to be entered in the giveaway (I adore vintage Valentines) but first I wanted to wish you a Happy Valentines weekend filled with hugs, kisses and lots of giggles too. I love your blog and enjoy seeing all of the lovelies.
    Yes, enter my name and love someone special in your life today!

  16. I'm glad you stood up for your bear. Do I want to be in your giveaway? Hello! Of course I do!

  17. I would love to be in your giveaway! Love the vintage Valentines too, but I really love the fabrics! I am also just learning how to sew again, I learned in high school but that was eons ago! LOL

  18. Your vintage tree is so cute, i love the jar with the button to hold it. I am sure your daughter was NOT permanently damaged by the refusal of the bear, however your MIL may have been!!! I have just begun to get into crafting and would love to win your giveaway, thank you! Have a Happy Valentine's Day with your sweetie!

  19. You were right about the bear and now you have it still and in great condition and it means more then ever!
    Love the giveaway and please include me. Those fabrics are so cute!!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  20. Have a nice day, thanks for dropping by.

  21. what a fun valentine post, Suzanne..i especially love your gorgeous 3D valentine card.

    what a fab giveaway..i'll keep my fingers & toes crossed lol!

    Happy Valentine's Day x

  22. Happy Valentine's Day! I loved the post on snow! We had some here in GA & it was WONDERFUL! I do enjoy your blog...especially bits about your pups!

  23. Suzanne,
    Happy Valentine's Day! I loved your Valentine tree!!
    Wonderful giveaway and I would love to be entered...thanks.

  24. Happy Valentine's Day Suzanne! Your little bear is adorable. Such a sweet keepsake. And what a very generous giveaway. I would love to be entered.


  25. Thank you so much for including my name. Love your Valentines and a Happy Day to you!

  26. I would love to be included in the giveaway, please. What a neat story about your bear....uhm, mother in law......LOL. I know exactly how you feel, and good for you for sticking up for yourself. I've lost my two past mother's in law, one I miss dearly, the other not so much. Here's hoping things are good with you and you're having a wonderful Valentines Day.


  27. Hi Suzanne and Happy Valentine's Day. Your bear story is great!

  28. The 3D card is amazing! I've been seeing some new ones around and I think they're just a lot of fun.

    I'm having lusty lusty feelings for that ricrac fabric. I have my fingers crossed for myself ;)

  29. Happy Valentine's Day. I think you were right not to give your bear to your daughter.

  30. I would love to be entered! I love the fat quarters! I really enjoy looking at your site and make it something I do every morning while drinking coffee (sometimes at other times too!!)

    Happy Valentines to you and all your readers!

  31. Hi Suzanne! I love your valentine tree, and the whole story of your valentine bear! And thank you for the chance to win your sweet giveaway!
    Happy Valentine's Day!

  32. I love the little pup with his basket too!

    Thank you so much for participating in the Vintage Valentine Card Party.

    Happy Valentine Day! xo Joan, your hostess

  33. I have a similar story. My husband bought me a stuffed dog when we first met. I had it on the bed, more as a pillow. It helped when he was away on business trips. And no my daughter when she was little did not play with it....she had plenty of her own. You are right, when it is special to you, that is all that matters. I could use your giveaway, please sign me up.

  34. Hi, so nice to meet you. I’m Yoli, a fellow “Texas Blogging Gal”. I made it my goal to visit each member’s Blog. I don’t want to just “drive-thru” to meet a quota, but instead to share the gift of friendship that God gives us all. I’m excited to read your inspirational stories and see your creative works. You are always welcomed for a visit at my blog.

    Suzanne, your blog is adorable. I love the vintage jar of buttons. I'm one of those women who love to sew and get lost in the details. I would love to be entered in your giveaway!

    God Bless You!
    Yoli Kalkofen

  35. I just re-found your blog after blog travelling around the world and I am enjoying all your recent posts. Good for you with the bear. Please add me to your giveaway.

  36. Hey, of course I want to be included in the drawing! Love your valentine tree. Hope all is well. We got some cards from you last week. That was awful sweet! Lane

  37. Happy Valentine's Day!

    I'd love to be included in the give away.

  38. I have some vintage Valentines that my mom saved, she is 80 now. I just love them! Great give-away, put my name in the hat!!

  39. I would love to be included in the give away draw! I love your blog and enjoy your vintage pictures!
    Thanks, Sam

  40. Late as usual...just wanted to say hello and want ot join you sometimes Vintage Thingies Thursday...soon I hope.



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