Monday, March 22, 2010

aforementioned giveaway


A long time ago, in a post far, far away, I believe there was some talk about an upcoming giveaway.


First, let's discuss what I should be, but am not, giving away.

1. Many of the random chairs and other seating devices I've acquired (certainly not 'collected' although there are way more than three of them which does indeed constitute a 'collection' as per The Official Rules & Bylaws Regarding Collections, Chapter 12, Section 5, Paragraph 8) over the years as photo props for the countless pillows manufactured in the Doily Factory to date. Shipping a chair to the winner ultimately removed this as a possible giveaway prize.

2. Fabric scraps by the pound. Also deemed 'un-giveaway-able' as I am not trying to compel readers to leave in droves.

3. The crochet hooks I bought for my thus far ill-fated plan to teach myself to crochet according my Vintage Crafty Resolutions for 2010. In fairness to myself, there are many months left before the end of the year so technically this could still happen. (Stay tuned for The Great Crochet Hook Giveaway of 2011).


Due to the amazing pre-Spring and now the actual Spring weather around these parts, I've developed a mild case of outdoors-itis with symptoms including flower pot planning and tomato plant fever.


And it's flowers and sunshine and Springtime in general that inspired me to create a little table runner especially for this giveaway -- handmade by me from my vintage tablecloth cutter stash.

click on this photo to see the entire runner

To enter to win, just leave a comment on this post before midnight PST March 27th. I'll announce the winner on Sunday, March 28th. This is open to anyone, anywhere and there'll be a few extra surprises added too.


And speaking of collections, here's one of mine. Four white vintage pottery vases, urn-shaped and (this is one of my criteria for this collection) each cost $1 or less. Filled with last summer's hydrangeas that I cut and brought inside on Thanksgiving.

Hope you're having a wonderful Spring so far.

109 comments:

  1. I love the white vases, and I think it is great that they cost less than a dollar! Please put me in your giveaway....I really need that runner! :) Thanks! Sandy

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  2. Count me in...I LOVE all the wonderful creations you make with your vintage stash!!

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  3. ooohhh, i'm the first comment! i hope that means i win! love it (the runner) and your blog! thanks, beth goodvariety@yahoo.com

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  4. Oh my, what a beautiful job you did with the runner. I love it! Definitely makes my heart all 'spring' feel.

    Awesome finds with those vases and urns..Love the vignette you made with them....

    I am definitely entering my name for this giveaway.

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  5. Lovely giveway! Please may I enter. Haven't the hydrangea's kept well.....

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  6. Those Hydrangeas are the most stunning colour!!
    Lovely give-away too. love to win one :)
    Cheers, Irene x

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  7. I would love this on my table . Thanks

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  8. I am a transplanted Californian too all though Michigan is a tad further off the map than you went. I would love to show you how to crochet..The commute would be brutal however. All of your things brighten my days. Especially the winter snow days.

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  9. Your posts always make me laugh! Especially, the part about the crochet hooks!! Best laid plans of mice, men and crafter seeking a new craft.

    Tra-la

    Kathy

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  10. Good morning. Oh that table runner is calling my name!! I am always so impressed how you are able to put together just the right color combinations. Me..I would still be staring at the material.

    Cindy from Tx

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  11. How lovely! That runner would go just perfectly on my red cottagey table in my breakfast room! Thanks! Becky G. in GA

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  12. Ooooh, the thrill of the first comment! What is it about white vases? (See also: white planters). I have far too many, although you won't see me giving any away, either. I'm officially taking myself out of the running for this giveaway as I've already been gifted, but somebody's going to be happy.

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  13. Hilarious post! You crack me up!

    Maybe this time I'll get lucky! Please enter me in your giveaway!

    I love your little collection and I can't believe you got each of those for $1. Those hydrangeas are gorgeous! What a lovely deep color!

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  14. Oh my gosh! Consider me entered - please! I love, love what you create!

    xo
    Claudia

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  15. Hi! I just moved into a new house and this would be PEERRRFECT on my dining table! Count me in the giveaway and I hope I win!!!

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  16. Are you kidding.
    I absolutely love this runner.
    What I wouldn't do to be able to put this lovely on my table.
    Vintage florals, such as these, just grab at my heart.
    I've been your Follower for a few months now and am enjoying your posts.
    Love your Runner Giveaway.
    Hugs,
    Gerry

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  17. I just have to have that runner, really and truly must. If you have been over to my blog, you will see that those are the colors of my kitchen.So please count me. I will keep my fingers crossed.

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  18. I love that tablerunner! It would be fab on the island in my vintage decorated kitchen. I have some tablecloths from my Grandma that I can't bear to cut up (even thought they have some stains), so I am now on the hunt for more. Hopefully you haven't purchased them all - haha!

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  19. Oh how I want to see that on my dining room table! It screams spring and summer! Please enter me to win!
    My husband and I spent all last week de-hoarding. It's just amazing, the things we hung onto, thinking we were going to use it or make something with it. Although I would love to, I'm never going to paint rocks to look like animals, and my 21 year old daughter does not want all of those Beanie Babies anymore! I feel free!!

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  20. Yippee! I love vintage tablecloths (I am a new collector). Thank you for the opportunity yo win that FAB runner! Happy Spring!!!

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  21. Amy!! This is an awesome treat! LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors of the runner! It would be

    *************** P-E-R-F-E-C-T *****************

    in my guest room! Please add my name in. I'll post your giveaway on my sidebar, too.

    You have an amazing collection of vases going on there - and great price, too. Don't you just love a bargain?

    Have a sweet spring day up there! Cali is sunshine bliss.

    xoxo
    becky

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  22. That runner brings by sweet memories of my Aunt Ruby. She is no longer with me, but I still have memories of her vintage kitchen with the red and white kitchen table....and napkins that looked very much like this runner. Please count me in on the give away.

    Gloria McAllister
    Roanoke, Virginia
    gloria.mcallister@roanoke.com

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  23. What a sweet giveaway! I have a collection of vintage tablecloths and if I won, it would be very happy at my home. ;)

    Danielle

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  24. Such pretty colors, very sweet.
    Best,
    Molly

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  25. Thanks for the opportunity to win...good luck everyone!! This is adorable--just like your Christmas one!!

    Whit

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  26. You have such lovely things. That table runner is smashing. Just so beautiful. What a great idea. Lovely.

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  27. It really is hard to think about sewing when the weather has become just unbearable wonderful. I'm glad you had time to make such a lovely piece and I promise to give it a good home should my lucky number come up! xo, suzy

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  28. Oh, what a sweet giveaway! Your work is so impeccable! Someone (maybe me?) will be very happy!

    I love your criteria for your collection.....I should give myself such restrictions!!!

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  29. Good morning, as I sit and enjoy the silence in my house before my four young children wake up I am thrilled to discover a WONDERFUL giveaway available to ANYONE :) You see I am in Australia. So thank you so much for offering such a beautiful touch of vintage!

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  30. What a pretty runner, I just came over from Meadowbrook farm after seeing your beautiful pillows. You do such pretty work.

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  31. I came across your blog while reading Meadowbrook Farms new post. I'm an instant fan!! Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway!
    God Bless,
    Heather

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  32. Your work is so colorful, vibrant and gorgeous.
    Oh I pray I win.
    Have nice day

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  33. wow! i came from meadowbrook farm and i love your blog and of course all the fabric from the vintage tablecloths (i'm never adverse to a scrap bag giveaway myself!)

    i'll definitely be back for more reading!!

    Kate

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  34. I came from Meadowbrook Farm also! Beautiful table runner. I'll be bookmarking your blog and checking out your Etsy store. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  35. Love the runner!!! It would look sooo pretty on my table......Good luck everyone!!

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  36. I love vintage textile. This runner would look fab in my cheery kitchen!

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  37. Wow! What a beautiful table runner!! I am a collector and seller of vintage linens and I would truly love to win it.....please enter me into your giveaway drawing!!
    Also, love your white vase collection...$1 each? Where??
    Georgia
    Grandma G's
    grandmags.blogspot.com

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  38. Yeah -- what a fun giveaway! Beautiful!

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  39. I just found you through another blog and I am so glad I did! I love the colors and patterns and your work is exquisite! What a beautiful give-away:>)

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  40. Count me in!! Just hoped over from Meadowbrook Farm-LoVe your blog! I will have to go back and see what I've missed.
    Thanks!

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  41. : )Oh, my, a giveaway for one of your vintage linen table runners - FANTASTIC - so please enter my name in the drawing. Every piece of vintage linen you touch is turned into an upcycled piece of art. Every room in my house is in love with you! : )

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  42. I caught sight of your pillows that you made on Meadowbrook Farm's blog and fell in love. Such creativity!!! I can't wait to check out your Etsy shop...

    kimk3@comcast.net

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  43. Love this post-- you crack me up! This is such a fun giveaway. I love your work and have a Christmas runner you made. I would love to be lucky enough to win a spring runner!
    Hugs,
    Jill

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  44. Aw, love that table runner of vintage tableclothes. Hey, I wouldn't mind the scraps either, I make tiny fabric thingies. :) Well, here's hoping. Thank-you!

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  45. sooo pretty, I would love the opportunity to own one of your creations:)Thanks, Mandy

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  46. Your runner is just beautiful and I would love to enter in the chance to win it. I am really enjoying your blog - I just linked into it one day and am very glad I did. I will keep my fingers crossed - your runner would be a perfect addition to my collection of vintage tablecloths...

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  47. Oh my. So lovely!

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  48. I love vintage linens! I would be thrilled to be the lucky winner of your giveaway. I'm not much of a sewer...glue gun and velcro to be exact...so your creation would be treasured!
    *smiles*
    Carol

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  49. All of your creations make me happy! The runner would look lovely on my screened-in porch table. Got my fingers crossed! Happy Spring!

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  50. I am giddy over that runner! Love it! Would make the perfect addition to my diner table.

    Love the white pottery, awesome find.

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  51. Amy ~ I'm such a fan of your beautiful runners (and pillows) and can always find a spot for another one in my home. My fingers are crossed!
    Carol (Michigan)

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  52. I love your vintage pillows would love to have the runner.

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  53. Wow! Beautiful runner! I want it!!! :) You do such lovely work!
    -Carrie

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  54. The table runner is adorable. It would look so nice on my vintage patio table when spring arrives.

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  55. Awesome! I found you via Meadowbrook Farm. :) And since I love all things vintage, I knew I would love your blog. Howdy from Oklahoma!

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  56. Beautiful vases and runner! Makes me ready for summer even more!

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  57. I would love to have this runner in my remodeled house! I love it!

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  58. Love the runner and the vases! I have a fee white ones but only one that is urn style. And they have always been a gift with flowers in them. The urn style one was left behind at this house by the previous owner. They move to another state so I guess it is mine. And I am happy about it too because I have used it many times including some winter paperwhites.

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  59. What a clever (and simple) way to use old tablecloths that may be damaged or stained!! Never thought about it before but I have some of my mother's almost like those you have in the table runner. That doesn't mean I don't want to be entered to win this one, though...LOL Love your blog!!

    ckbaker46@yahoo.com

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  60. What a beautiful runner. This would look splendid in my vintage inspired kitchen. Thank you for a fun giveaway and sharing your creative talents with us. Be Blessed!

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  61. Oh. my. goodness.
    I LOVE that runner! It would be perfect on our tiny apartment-sized kitchen table. :)
    I love all of your creations...I have a long wish list to give my husband. Love your blog, too!

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  62. I love the vases with the hydrangeas--what a gorgeous deep purple color! I don't think I've ever seen any like them.

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  63. Your work is just lovely. I can't even tell you how my heart flutters at the thought of winning your pretty little giveaway. I was delighted to discover you through Meadowbrook Farm and by now I am sure you have a stack of orders a mile long. But how thoughtful of you to do this spring give-away. Thank you dearly.

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  64. I just found your blog through the Meadowbrook blog. I love the pillows you made. They are gorgeous!
    Cheers,
    Joy

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  65. My 2010 Crafty Resolution was to learn to knit. So far I have taught myself the knit stitch, and need to get back to it to learn the purl stitch.

    Lovely, lovely runner. I would be a proud owner!

    Melissa

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  66. Beautiful! It would look lovely on my kitchen table! ;)

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  67. Just found your blog a few weeks ago...love all the vintage goodies!

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  68. Send here by Barbara, glad I came!

    I LOVE your pottery!

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  69. What an awesome Springtime table runner! You are so talented :)

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  70. I love your runners! They brighten my day. Would love to win a piece of your wonderful work!!

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  71. What a great way to welcome Spring. Please include me in your giveaway.

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  72. your table runner is so cheery! does it come with magical sewing powers stitched inside?

    great pottery collection

    xo
    elyse

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  73. Love, love, love the runner and the pillows you made for Meadowbook Farm which is where I found you. The site is wonderful! Thanks for sharing,

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  74. I LOVE the runner! I just adore vintage fabrics! Your white pottery collection is lovely!
    Michelle

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  75. Hello,
    Renee from Sewn With Grace told me that I needed to come and visit you! I can see why! Love your blog and I will be back. :)

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  76. Found you through Oodles and Oodles. What a lovely runner, please put my name in the drawing!

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  77. Just popped over from Meadowbrook Farm. LOVE your perspective and items!

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  78. I'm stopping by to visit by way of Barbara's (Oodles and Oodles) blog. What a beautiful runner. The colors are so pretty for Spring. I admire your talent.

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  79. I would be SO thrilled to win! I saw the little blanket that you made when I visited Oodles and Oodles just now! I fell in love with it! Just what I love! Thanks!

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  80. please count me in (and I'm working on that whole Apron-ology problem...I'm sure it was my post office's fault).

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  81. That runner is beautiful. It would look great in my home. By the way, I love the pillows you made for Teresa.

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  82. Oh pretty please with vintage cherries on top, enter me!!!!! Love to chat but must run over to your shop!LOL Lori

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  83. I love the tablerunner-the pattern of bright flowers really does make me think of spring!

    Elaine R
    emrosser@shaw.ca

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  84. I just found your blog and added it to my favorites - and I LOVE your table runner. Please add me to your giveaway.

    aunthoney at frontiernet dot net

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  85. I am so happy happy happy that I found your blog, mow on to your Etsy Shop!

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  86. I love this tablerunner and I would be thrilled to win it! this is my first visit to your blog...gotta go have a peek around...Thanks for including me! melinda

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  87. Very pretty table runner. You have great style!

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  88. Love this runner! Would go great with the pillow I just bought off your etsy site. :) Soooooo pretty!

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  89. this table runner would go great with the pillow I just bought on your etsy site. :) SSSOOoooooo pretty!

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  90. Please add me to this long list of people who want to be the lucky winner. I hope I win...I hope I win...I hope I win!
    deb

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  91. Oh, I love vintage table cloths and your table runner is so adorable! I'd love to win this!

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  92. Just found your blog and I LOVE it! What you do with these fabrics is gorgeous!

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  93. I love the runner!!! It would bring some much needed life to my dining room table!!! Thank you so much for such an amazing giveaway... your work is awesome!!!

    Cheers!
    Sharon @ Nana's Button Jar

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  94. Oh, foo. I'd be perfectly happy with the fabric scraps, let alone the table runner. : )

    Happy Spring!

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  95. My work room is full of projects to do like your crochet plans. I truly believe that some day I will get around to all of them. Until then I am trying to at least keep organized enough that I won't appear on "Hoarders." I love, love, love, that runner. Vintage tableclothes were made out of the most charming sweet fabric. Please enter me in your give-away. Thanks Penny

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  96. Oh, the runner is gorgeous! I'd love to win this~it would "spring" up my whole dining room. Thanks!

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  97. We're in the middle of a kitchen remodel... and would LOVE one of your runners on the farmhouse table I just posted about... that I found for $32.00!!
    So excited to find your blog through Meadowbrook Farm.
    Can't wait to check out your whole blog!

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  98. The table runner is gorgeous! I love vintage fabrics, so it is right up my alley. Love your blog, too!

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  99. love, love the fab fabrics...thanks for the giveaway..

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  100. The table runner would be "parfaite" now that Rod and I have HIS nice dining table in our place and we have gotten rid of that ugly table I never liked. The joys of combining households:)

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  101. Oooo...please, please, please enter me for a chance to win...I love your vintage tablecloth projects!
    Smiles, DianeM :)

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  102. I just found your site and am in love! Can't wait to see more, thanks!

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  103. Love them!! I also collect old tableclothes, but unfortunately don't know how to sew. Would love to win this!

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  104. Such a pretty, spring table runner, would look awesome on my table. I can't help myself either when it comes to vintage table cloths, but I can't bring myself to cut them up.

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  105. Oh I love it!! Thanks for the chance

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  106. I just found this blog today and I love it! Made it just in time! I would love to be the winner!

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  107. Lucky me! I just found your wonderful blog and would love to have a chance at winning your beautiful table runner. I collect vintage floral tablecloths,I just love them! I'll be bookmarking your blog so that I can follow your adventures.

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  108. I love this runner and your choice of fabrics... delicious to look at! Would love to be the lucky Mrs who receives this happy mail!!

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