Tuesday, December 8, 2009

How About A Giveaway!!!

I was a "lurker" on several blogs for quiet some time before I started my own. I commented under "Anonymous" (had no clue how to set up an account), but always signed off as Glenda/MidSouth. Did not want anyone to think I was one of those "stalkers" out there! :) Then I thought - I would like to do that! So with the encouragement of several, I decided to take the plunge. I will admit, I started this new adventure very cautiously. Had no clue whether anyone would have an interest in anything I do or how I do it, in my spare time.
One of the main reasons I started a blog was because of my 2 main hobbies - Repurposing old/vintage jewelry, and 1/12 scale miniatures (dolls houses, etc). Then I started blogging about my "junkin" adventures, small "redos" around my home, etc., etc., and then it grew from there..
When I first started out, I thought I was the "new kid" on the block, but soon realized that many of you "bloggers" out there started during the same time frame that I did - lots of good company out there . Was there something in the water? :-)
Thanks to everyone who has visited, those who left a comment (love them - even the one that said I had to much time on my hands) :-), those who joined as a "Reader" (follower), and to those that come and go silently.

ANYWAY: When I started out , I decided to do a giveaway when I hit 50 posts. That happened so fast, it slipped past me. Does that mean I talk to much? :)
OK - I will do a giveaway when I hit 100 posts - well I let that one slip by also.
How about 100 followers - missed that one !
Anniversary - 1 yr. 11/18/09 - To much going on.

TODAY IS THE DAY ! ! ! In June(?), I did some early Christmas shopping at Cupid's Charm http://cupidscharm.blogspot.com/, and decided to giveaway one of the items I purchased from Joy. Her jewelry is absolutely beautiful!! It is a vintage postcard image necklace, designed with Swarovski crystals & pearl, and Mother of Pearl heart bead (info. on card she included with the necklace). Sorry about the blurred pictures - rain and dreary all day, so no bright natural light.
A few other things will keep it company while in route to the winner! Remember the Bradford Edition Angels I found at a yardsale last Spring - I am including a couple of them. How about the pretty bookmark I got a super deal on at HL, WS lobster shaped spreaders, Southern Recipes book I bought on a trip (never opened it so can't vouch for the recipes) :-), Wine bottle replacement cork, wine motif coasters. Need a beach motif note pad and sticky notes?
Who knows what else may take the trip also.

How do you enter you ask?
Comment on this post - You get 1 entry.
If you are a follower - You get 2 entries.
Mention this giveaway on your blog - You get 3 entries. - You must let me know that you did.
Deadline for entries - 12/13/09 Midnight - Central Time.

Very sorry, but due to postal rates, giveaway limited to United States residents only. :(
Hope everyone is having a great week!


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Girl you are too funny...so this is 155 post?? I know I always enjoy coming by here seeing you...Now you know I'm a follower and have been since day one....Great give away girl...Please enter me...Now I will tell you I don't have much luck of winning so when I lose just send me a doll house to made up for my lost ha ha!! Hope all is well on your side of the mountain my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Congrats Glenda,
Lot's of neat stuff there! Enter me please, I am a follower too! Here's to many more wonderful posts! Cheers! Cindy

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Boy do I relate to the feeling of wondering if anyone will read or be even remotely interested in my blog. However, your blog is always interesting. Congrats on all of your milestones. Love your giveaway and of course I am a follower. Hope you're having a Blessed and Happy Holiday Season so far. Hugs, Marty

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Congrats on all those posts! You've put together a wonderful giveaway to celebrate! I'd love to be entered and I am a "reader".


Donna said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I like you was a lurker for about a year before I began my own blog. I think I have about 30 posts now so maybe I will have a giveaway when I hit 50 posts.
I love your blog and you always have great things to share.
I am a follower and I will post about your giveaway on my blog tomorrow.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Congrats my friend. Time flies by when you're having fun doesn't it? How sweet of you to give such lovely gifts away. I am a follower darling and will post you give away on my blog.. Congrats again darling..hugs ~lynne~

Domestic Designer said...

Boy you are giving away alot of goodies! I am a long time follower. Love your blog! Hope you are having a great week!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Glenda...
Well sweetie, you know I am a follower. I love to come and visit.
This is a wonderful giveaway. So many things to love in this box.

Please throw my name into the hat. I am so happy you decided to build you a blog and not be anonymous anymore as I so love visiting with you.

Please stop by and read my new post from tonight. You will love it.

Country hugs...Sherry

From the Old InkWell said...

You are such a sweetie. Love all your comments and so glad you're not commenting anonymous anymore! :)

Bellen said...

Wow - all of you bloggers are so generous! Just found your blog from Thoughts from over the Rainbow thru several others - anyway it's been a journey that has been wonderful.

I'm in Florida and really liked your tiered centerpiece with faux starfish - have a perfect place on the lanai for something like that.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Glenda -- I lurked a long time too, before I took the plunge! You have a wonderful give-a-way -- please count me in too! I'm getting ready to sign up to follow -- so count me twice please!

grannyann said...

I went by the site and loved the broken china necklaces. they are gorgeous!!

Lenore said...

Your give away if lovely....count me in.
I too took my time before becoming a blogger and now I enjoy it..... well, most of the time.
Christmas blessings to you and your family.

Kammy said...

Wow and congrats !
I think when I do a giveaway (maybe for my 1 year - yeah, not till March...)
1 get two entries for following and commenting...yeah me !
155 posts - Wow - I wonder how many comments you have made ? Wouldn't it be fun to know ?
Hugs and Congrats !

Anonymous said...

Hi Glenda, Thanks for visiting me!! and congratulations on your milestones with your blog. I'm impressed!! I know what you mean about wondering if anyone really reads or cares. I guess we all feel like that sometimes. I would love a chance to win the charm necklace--they are so beautiful!! Also, I love what you did with the bird cage, I guess I had missed that you were a miniaturist!! Isn't it so much fun? Getting ready for our mini club party here next week and gift exchange. Have a great day!! Linda

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

Hi Glenda!

Congratualtions! I am very proud of you! Please enter me in your giveaway. I love everything, would sooo wear that gorgeous necklace...but those lobster spreaders...LOVE!

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

I am a follower. I though I had been all along, but when I clicked it asked if I wanted to follow. I dont know how I missed. You've been such a good friend to me and my blog, I am very appreciative of that. BLOGGER DO ROCK!

Cass @ That Old House said...

I remember being completely AMAZED when the first person -- meaning, stranger -- commented on my blog. I thought, "good grief, someone other than ME read it!"

Even my kids weren't reading it! Then Cindy of Applestone Cottage encouraged me to get in on a blog party... and wow, I got more comments. The blog world is just an amazing connective community -- and btw I have NO idea what number blog I posted today, so you are ahead of me there, at least you know!

Lovely giveaway, too!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Me, back again -- this is weird, I could have sworn I was a Follower of yours ... but I wasn't! Sheesh. Now I am!

rosanna said...

I'm not sharing it, I live in Italy, but congrats on your giveaway and your blog I always appreciate your comments Rosanna

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi my dear friend, The honor would be all mine to have you sit at the dining room table and have a meal and a nice long visit..hope you're feeling better. hugs ~lynne~

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Hi Glenda! Think of the postage you'd save letting me win!! (LOL) All your give aways are so sweet! I love that necklace! Hope your leg is feeling better! God Bless! Lauralu :)

Linda Q said...

Hi Glenda,
Thanks for the nice giveaway, I have to do mine too. And congrats on your blog anniversary!!
I sure appreciate you always stopping in my blog to say hi and comment, HUGS!
Enter me, I follow too, I think and if I remember I will mention this tomorrow when I get home.

Anonymous said...

This blogging adventure is so fun isn't it! I still remember my first comment and being so exited that someone actually found my blog!!

I mentioned your giveaway on my blog but please don't enter me- I would love to win but have won several lately and need to spread the love around! Love that jewelry though and it did tempt me to enter!


Barb said...

Hi Glenda, your giveaway is wonderful! I am a follower and have always loved and enjoyed your blog. You are so dear....I'm happy to call you a friend.

Hugs, Barb ♥

Jo Raines said...

Hey, count me in! Thanks for commenting on my tiny little post. I am just hoping to get back to blogging on a more regular basis soon if life settles down a bit! Lovely items! Lucky winner indeed. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Barbara Jean said...

Glad i found you

sweet giveaway

please enter my name twice. I jsut signed up to follow you!

barbara jean

Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

LOL I know exactly what you mean about time flying by!
I missed my give away goals too.

I am glad I found you now I can't wait to read the rest of your posts!

I am becoming a follower...come by and visit!

Hugz, Dolly

Anonymous said...

Hello dear.Thanks for always bringing me such good cheer.yes,i am a follower and will be forever.i will mention you in my
blog also.love ya....Anniepoo

Anonymous said...

Hello dear.Thanks for always bringing me such good cheer.yes,i am a follower and will be forever.i will mention you in my
blog also.love ya....Anniepoo

Anonymous said...

Oh boy, look at all the goodies. Throw my name in, too, and I've been a follower for a little while. I'm in the boat you originally were. I've just been slowly getting more and more involved in blogging. I can't imagine anyone would want to hear anything about boring old me! Rosie

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Glenda, what a generous giveaway you are having! OOOO, I love everything in this giveaway. Please enter me, and of course, I am a follower. laurie

Simply Me Art said...

Glenda, What a Wonderful GiveAway! You sound like me, sometimes I just talk and talk and before you know it, Im at God knows how many posts. Your Jewelry looks just Beautiful too. Im so blessed that you always take the time to stop in and have such nice comments. I hope you have many, many more posts and keep on Creating. Happy Holidays, xo Jamie

The Tattered Cottage said...

Hi Glenda !
Congratulations on all of it! 50 posts, 100 posts, 100 followers, 1 year anniversary, 155 posts!! All I can say is I am so HAPPY you started a blog. I LOVE coming by to visit with you and enjoy seeing what you have been up to. Congrats!! Please enter me twice as I am a faithful follower also :)

Sue said...

Glenda, Thanks for inviting me over to put my name in the hat for your give-away. You know I would've come anyway cuz I follow you! We all seem to come together for the same reasons and interests- this community of blogging friends is truly amazing, Congratulations on all of your achievements. I'll post your give-away on my blog.
xo Sue

mustard seeds said...

Oh, sign me up for this giveaway, and I have followed you for some time. I enjoy your blog.

2 Dogs said...

Hey there! While reading your post I realized my 1 year blogoversary is only 6 days away. I was going to celebrate somehow????

Thanks for stopping by. I've been really busy lately. I'm usually here everyday but not of late. Still working on my 35th class reunion coming up next year. Keeps me busy.

Those lobster spreaders are too cute.


Heidi said...

Well, you must be doing something right! You have a lot of followers,(including me!) and always get many comments (how do you do that?!)(BTW- thanks for always leaving a nice one when you stop by, I always look forward to hearing from you!) - Congrats on the milestone. I'm looking forward to my 100th post, sure would like to build up the following a bit -so I will try to learn from your example!

Those sure are pretty pendants, know the grands will love them.

Hope you keep feeling better and better. Have a great weekend, count me in for your giveaway, please!
Heidi - Heart and Home

Sandy said...

What cute gifties and congratulations on being "around" for a while.
I am also a follower!
Thank you for sharing.

Gypsy Heart said...

Congratulations!! You've been at this awhile but I so understand how it feels to be a beginner...thank God there are so many kind & wonderful people out there. :-)