Friday, June 11, 2010

Pushing 400 Giveaway!

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!

Isn't she a doll?


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...

XOXO~Syd

39 comments:

  1. Congrats on almost 400 followers Syd!! I love reading your blog and seeing your outfit posts. XOXO

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  2. oh, i never get bored with your mexican and western inspiration posts; your collection may be the virtual wardrobe i adore and envy the most!!
    congrats on nearly 400 followers; you're a little closer now 'cause i just added goldengirl to my list.
    count me in for the drawing; that bag's divine.

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  3. Congrats on almost 400 followers! Count me in :]

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  4. Congrats on nearly 400 followers. =D Yay. Count me in for sure. ;] (Assuming it is open to international readers, too?)
    -Andi x

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  5. Wow!!! Congrats on 400 followers.

    Even though my google reader doesn't seem to recognise your blog I pop in once a week to check up on what you've been writing and wearing!!!

    Please count me in!

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  6. Congrats on 400! That's really awesome! I actually just found your blog through Andi B Goode, but I definitely think this will be worth following! Looks good :)
    So, please count me in, too!

    Ina

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  7. Congrats on 400 followers! Count me in on your giveaway!

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  8. Congrats!! Well done and keep up the good work. I'm sad to say that your blog doesn't pop up in my news list but I always remember to check up on you anyway... There's always a treat;) Thanks! XOXO

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  9. something fishy is going on with your blog and my reading list.. however i'm still an avid reader, so count me in!

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  10. For some reason you don't pop up in my reading list either, but I do try to check in from time to time. Love your blog LOVE this giveaway! Count me in!

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  11. Yay!! Congrats on 400 followers!! Count me in for the giveaway. Oh, and I also seem to be having the same problem as some of your other readers where you don't show up in my reading list.

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  12. Hey hun,
    First and foremost congratulations on your followers. :) And secondly, would you please add me to your giveaway?
    Thanks,
    Anne

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  13. congrats on your milestone and blog birthday! Add my name to the hat, please! I just reached 300 so be sure to pop over and enter my giveaway too! xoxo
    http://vavoomvintage.blogspot.com

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  14. congrats on all your followers - i just joined!

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  15. Congratulations on reaching over 400 readers! Please include me in the draw. xx

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  16. ekkkk! congrats kitten! what a splendid' giveaway! Hows mom doing? in my prayers

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  17. I have counted everybody in so far! Thank you all for participating, and I am so sorry to hear that a lot of you have been having trouble with my blog showing up in your roll. I have an email into someone at Google to see what this problem is and if they can resolve it...Thanks for going out of your way to keep up with my updates!

    XOXO~Syd

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  18. Eww to the lady head- those bishes scare me, always have. Don't ask, just keep in mind I had an older brother who could throw his voice and we were supposed to be napping.. 'go to sleep, so I'm can look for my baw-dee..'
    Anywho, I'm entering for the cute straw purse- good luck everyone!

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  19. I love that you want to give us something that means something to you. thats very sweet. So is your blog

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  20. Wow, 400 followers! That's fantastic. Love your blog!

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  21. count me in doll! i love seeing all your fab outfits xx

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  22. Ooh I love that lipstick holder! Im in!

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  23. What a delight to have stumbled on your blog! It's lovely. Congratulations on getting 405 followers. In a minute, you'll have one more - me!

    Keep up the wonderful posts.

    Mirella
    http://historyandwomen.blogspot.com

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  24. please count me in for that beautiful straw purse. I love you blog! I love the western style you have and try for it my self in missouri that is! love it!

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  25. I'd be proud as a peacock to carry that bag around!

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  26. Congratulations on the soon-to-be 400 followers! Please do count me in :)

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  27. I would love to enter! Both are amazing :)

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  28. I adore that lipstick holder! Count me in for your first give-away! And your blog is just so much fun to follow - you truly have a fantastic eye for detail. Gorgeous outfits all of the time! And I'm fascinated that your son is into vintage as well - to get my 7 year old to wear anything but a ratty tshirt and shorts is like pulling teeth!

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  29. Sophisticated MisfitsJune 20, 2010 at 10:26 PM

    What darling items for to celebrate your 400 followers! Please count me in! Thank you for the inspiring posts, I'm working my way to a vintage life, one day at a time!

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  30. I'm the 416th follower!! Love all your posts and you have the best style!! Count me in for the drawing, please!!

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  31. The lip stick holder is beautiful! I have the perfect shade of red from estee lauder named "Rich Red" that would go perfect in both prizes, please count me in also!

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  32. Congrats on 400! Please count me in for the giveaway. :)

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  33. count me in too!

    but your blog does not show up in my news feed either :(

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  34. No wonder you have so many followers, you blog is a delight to read and your outfits are pretty spectacular too! I'd love to be in the drawing!

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  35. I became a follower today. If you have time, you can visit me at my weight loss blog at Everyday Life's Issues

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