Sunday, October 28, 2007

50th Post Giveaway and More Thrifted Finds

I made it to my 50th post! Yeah! Wow, how time flies when your having fun blogging. To thank you all for making blogging something I really love, I am doing a drawing for a fabulous goodies giveaway. So if you didn't comment on my last entry make sure to leave a comment today as I will be drawing a winner first thing tomorrow morning. Here is what the lucky winner will be getting:

large piece of rose fabric

bag of vintage greeting cards

vintage flower

little rose teacup and saucer

little black tole tray with pink rose

vintage postcard greeting cards

vintage calling cards

pink velvet ribbon

vintage seam binding

rose covered note pad

pink rick rack trim

pink satin ribbon

vintage rose

bag of vintage wallpaper hang tags

all in a roses hat box

*Plus, I will even add some bonus mystery goodies to the box

And to make it even better, the lucky winner of the drawing will also receive 10- 8 1/2 x 11 pieces of my favorite vintage wallpaper.

And, just because, I will draw another name for second place and they will receive a vintage wallpaper package and these cute tags.
On Friday I did my run to Monticello and as usual, had to stop at a couple thrift stores along the way. This is what I turned up at two Goodwills and one Value Village.

Vintage picture frames, metal shelf thingy, four bags of buttons, wedding certificate, green tool box, wood stool, cherub lamp, bag of green thread on wood spools, cute wicker lamp shade, pink/white striped wallpaper (not vintage), vintage chenille bath rug, cool old mirror and this lovely lady. She is actually a lamp base. Not sure of age, but I thought she was very pretty and has wonderful crazing. I was amazed at how big she is.

Having a booth at Monticello is a good thing as it is a heavily visited mall. However, the downside is that when I go to clean up my booth, I have to check out what the other dealers have. Of course I always find things I just have to buy. This is what I found on Friday. I was pretty good, only bought small stuff and everything was very inexpensive.

Two rolls of vintage wallpaper, two pill boxes with roses, bag of vintage pillowcase lace trim, large vintage buttons, two goodie bags with vintage stuff, and a bag of vintage satin ribbon.

These two little pill boxes are for my collection. I was so excited to find them. The one on the left was priced $7.50 and was 10% off, the one on the right was $6.00 and was 20% off. What a deal. I will have to show you where they ended up on another post.

Isabel and I had a great time yesterday at the Portland Antique Expo. We found lots of treasures which I will share with you on my next post along with a yummy and simple snack idea. I will leave you today with a picture of the outside of my house when I came home yesterday. My cute husband took the kids to the pumpkin patch and brought home these decorations for the house. I was so excited as I have done absolutely no Halloween decorating unless you count the spider webs that I haven't cleaned off the front porch. Have a fabulous Sunday!


bee'nme said...

Hello sweet Lisa,

Congratulations of your 50th post!! I can always count on coming by for a visit here and being inspired and delighted! You have such enthusiasm and joy that is quite contagious! And now, on top of it all, you are being so incredibly generous with this lovely, lovely give-away - it's truly perfect, beautiful, and so sweet - any of us would be very fortunate to be the recipient!! I'll gladly throw my hat in the ring for a chance at the prize - thank so much for the opportuniuty - but mostly, thanks for sharing precious bits and pieces of your life with all of us that make us smile - that's a gift you give away every day!!

Hugs and blessings,
Becky S.

kari and kijsa said...

Congrats on your 50th post!! We are having a giveaway for ours too!! Your site, photos, and words are beautiful, and that giveaway- WOW!!!!
Please sign us up for all that fabulousness...Oooooh the creative thoughts we are having inspired by you!!!!

kari & kijsa

Jessrose21 said...

What a great package of goodies! Thank you for the opportunity to win it and congrats on your 50th post.

I do have a question for you, and that is, how do you know when wallpaper is vintage and when it's not? Thanks!

Scrappy Moments said...

Congratulations on Your #50. I so enjoy your blog :) What Lovely Treasures You found, I really Love That Marriage Certificate Frame.

Please eneter me in Your Drwaing, Lovin those beautiful Vintage Wallpapers.


Diane Fay (littlealma) said...

Wow - What a lot of wonderful goodies you have there!!! I would love to be added to your drawing!!! I am trying to remember if I have "delurked" before, but can't remember - but I have enjoyed your blog for a long time - you have many wonderful things that you find! I am probably a little envious - no, just glad for you!!! It is nice to know though that other people love those same old things that I do - such treasures are out there! Anyway - happy 50th Blog!!!


~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What a terrific giveaway! Please enter my name to win!
Congratulations on your 50th post!

Anonymous said...

Wow this is only your 50th post. I would have thought you had been posting a long time from reading yours. I love looking at your finds and reading your post. I sure am going to try and come out from lurking alot more. Thank you for doing the give away and please enter my name. Thank you Conni

Amy said...

Congrats on the Big 5-0! Did you find any good stuff at the Portland Expo antique fair? I must shop at the worst thrift stores on earth because I never find the goodness that you do - what's your secret?! -amy

Natasha Burns said...

Congrats on the 50th post! I think I say this every time I come here, you find the most fabulous things!!!!

Lilli in Vancouver said...

Congratulations! I don't even know what post I'm on. Time certainly does fly.

My mom had 'a thing for roses' too. Gramma always said she didn't know how Mom never got scratched by the thorns when she was pruning.

May your next 50 post be as blissful :)

PS. I was at Monticello in March. Did you have a booth there then?

twinkle said...

All this and a giveaway, too! Wow, your site is a double-treat!
Congratulations on your 50th post and I truly hope I'm the winner...

Unknown said...

Congrats on your 50th post! Love your blog,it's such an inspiration! So fun to see the goodies you get thru thrifting, one of my favorite pastimes! Hugs, Lorrie

Unknown said...

Hi Lisa, What a wonderful give a way! Congratulations on your 50th post. Like I've said before I love your blog.. what delightful treasures you have to share with us. Have a lovely day ~Mary~ :-}

Denise S. said...

I am so glad you reached this neat milestone,your 50th,post that is.
I check on here most everyday and you never disappoint. I love many of the treasures you do and still want to come back to Portland and have you take me shopping and to the flea markets. Was just there 3 weeks ago for Art & Soul.

I would love to win your drawing so please add me to the list!

Carrie said...

Congratulations on achieving your 50th post. I just posted my 22nd today. I enjoy seeing photos of your great thrifty finds.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I tell you something, you always find the coolest things. What is it with Portland? Those that live up there give away the coolest stuff. Our thrift shops and Goodwills cannot hold a candle to yours.

Please enter my name in the drawing. Lisa, your giveaway items are just wonderful! Hope that your weekend was great. Your home looks so sweet!!!!


Auntie Joy said...

I love love love your newest treasures, I seem to be turning green... that would be with envy.. I love the buttons 4 bags!!! I hope you get them all seperated by color soon! They are so fun to look at. I love your blog and your give away! Count me in! JOY!

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Miss Gracie's House said...

I'm from ID and will drive just for Monticello!! I saw your booth last spring~it is so my style~just what I do back here~it's so fun!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Congratulations on your 50 posts. You found some great thins. Thanks for entering me in the give away. Great stuff. Thanks for such wonderful posts. I do enjoy them alot. Mary

Patina said...

Hi Lisa! Congratulations on your 50th blog post! I always enjoy stopping by and checking out all the new things you find at the thrift stores and at Monticello. Happy Hunting!

Marilyn said...

Congrats on your 50th post! I have a thing for roses too, especially pink. :-)

As a fellow treasure-hinter, I very much admire your vision and creativity. Your blog is always a treat!


Back Through Time said...

WOW you really find good stuff when you thrift! And what a wonderful giveaway. Congrats on a 50th post!
I LOVE you stuff and expecially that wallpaper!

Lorrie said...

I just found your blog - congratulations on your 50th post! I hope to be there soon, too. Great inspiration on your blog.

Lorrie (another one)