I decided it was time for a giveaway! I am just a few away from making the 400 mark of followers on my blog! I am just so taken back by this number and could have never imagined that just a little over a year later, I would reach this amount! So with this giveaway, I am celebrating not only the readers, but a belated year mark anniversary!
Of course as I'm sure it did for many of you. This blog just started out as a humble way for me to share my love of vintage things and to have a place outside my small world to document them. I have had such a joyous experience keeping up with this blog, meeting other people who share similar interest and of course reading all of your lovely blogs, comments and feedback, but most importantly-hopefully building longtime friendships with many lovely people!
I thought long and hard about what it would be that I might giveaway! Some of you are experts at this already, but this is my first giveaway and I am just a rookie at it, so bear with me. I came to the conclusion that I would like to share giving away something that has a significant or distinct meaning from me. For example, a signature piece that is reminiscent of the many things I have an interest in. Something of deep sentimental meaning to me, that I would like another person to always remember me by.
I came up with two good things that I would like to pass on. The first being this lovely ceramic Lady Head lipstick holder. Perfect on any Betty's vanity.....this pretty lady is from the 1950's, equipped with 4 little slots for your red lipstick!
I'm sure I have mentioned this before somewhere, if not on this blog, somewhere out there in the computer world. So sorry if I'm repeating myself, but I have been collecting Lady Heads since I was a kid! My Grandmother gave me my first one right off of her dressing table, around the age of 7-8 years old. I would always go into her room and drool over it, so she finally let me have it. I proudly put it on a shelf as a child and since then it has evolved onto my own vanity. My obsession for collecting them started very young, with that first one and through the years, I have added many different looking ones from different decades, to the pile! That small fondness, pretty much kick-started a life appreciation of collecting things from the past. So I thought it would be nice to pass that little bit of meaning along. Who wouldn't like a Lady Head in their room? This isn't the one my Grandmother gave me, but I give it with love to someone who appreciates it's beauty!
The second item is this lovely little vintage souvenir purse from Mexico! I know I have bored you with my ongoing expression for the love of vintage western and Mexican collectibles from the 1940's & 50's, but this purse is just a little reminder of that charming time, when the golden age of travel brought many adventurers seeking another culture, out west to my neck of the woods, close to the Mexico border! These souvenir items along with many other little knick-knacks, were ready and available in all of the stops & shops along the way. Long gone are the days of exciting Dude Ranches & Square Dances, but some collectible items can still be found to tell the tale. A lot of these items are still made in places like Mexico and really didn't change over the years, but this one I've had for a while, and thought someone might enjoy toting this little summer basket purse around in a sundress and sandals!
So, now onto the part to get these goodies! All you have to do is simply leave a comment letting me know you are in for the drawing, and I will put your name in the hat! This will also give me a better idea of who is a regular reader. I may have 400 followers, but not all stop in on a regular basis and it is just nice to know who does, even if you are not one to leave comments, though I do appreciate all the comments and feedback! I will draw a name a week from today, so next Tuesday the 22nd of June!!
Good Luck and have a nice week ahead...