Tuesday, December 7, 2010

a vintage Christmas giveaway


Merry Vintage Christmas!
As my way of saying thank you for not dozing off during and therefore enabling my year round vintage Christmas ramblings, I've put together a little vintage Christmas giveaway.

(And just for fun, let's keep score for how many times I say 'vintage Christmas' in this post.)

This giveaway includes vintage Christmas things I've found while out roaming the Oregon countryside, vintage Christmas things I've made in the Doily Factory and ... some sweet vintage Christmas goodies from one of my favorite vintage crafters, Magpie Ethel*!

Now onto the giveaway...

A collection of vintage Christmas decorations including that tall glittered Thanksgiving reindeer and his snazzy cousin (a Magpie Ethel creation) who's sporting a stylish over-the-head wreath with coordinating green-glitter antlers and standing near one of Magpie Ethel's hand-dyed bottle brush trees in aqua. 
 
There's also a sweet vintage Gurley Christmas tree candle and two tiny bottle brush trees on vintage wooden spools wearing red plaid scarves -- made by me in the Doily Factory.

Maybe you can use a few last minute stocking stuffers so there's a pretty vintage poinsettia hankie along with a trio of pocket-sized tissue holders and two pairs of lavender sachets I've made from a vintage embroidered runner and vintage Christmas fabric.

To help get all that gift-wrapping done there's vintage Christmas wrapping paper and little gummed vintage Christmas labels along with a handy instruction booklet for 'beautiful gift packages' from Dennison, circa 1949...

 And these charming gift tag badges from Magpie Ethel.

So the kitchen won't feel neglected, here are a couple of vintage Christmas tablecloth towels to help with the dishes, also from my Doily Factory.

And finally, a little something for around the house.

This holiday pillow handmade by me using a bit of my very favorite vintage Christmas tablecloth of all time.

If you'd like to be entered to win this giveaway, just leave a comment by midnight PST, Sunday, December 12th. I'll draw a winner on Monday morning. This giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere and please make sure there's a way I can contact you via email if you win. :-) 

Thanks again for coming by -- you're the best! Happy Holidays!

*If you haven't met Laurie/Magpie Ethel yet, you can check out her fabulous blog to learn more about what she makes and collects (all of it is *amazing*) or browse through her etsy shop to see her charming & whimsical creations. And if you're in the Portland, OR area this weekend, you can see her and her vintage crafts in person at Crafty Wonderland! (if it isn't snowing, I'll be there shopping!)

Vintage Christmas score: 14? Do I count the time I used it in this sentence? :-)

105 comments:

  1. Ummm.Excuse me while I pick myself up off the floor where I fainted from vintage "glee".So beautiful and dreamy.Thanks for sharing and please oh please pick me!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Wow wow wow...what an amazing giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win. But really, your blog is a gift all through the year, ya know?!?

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  3. Well, of course I am going to enter! Wow - what a generous, fun giveaway! I love Magpie Ethel and her whimsical creations - and I love your creations as well.

    xo
    Claudia

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  4. Oh, i hope being the first commenter is lucky! i would love to win! thanks for your fun blog!
    beth
    goodvariety@yahoo.com

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  5. so much cute goodness!! I am loving the gift tag rosette badges. Genius!

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  6. Wow!! This is such a fun, happy, and generous giveaway! I'm so in love with everything. That pillow is amazing~ and would look fabulous in my living room, if I should be so lucky to win!
    I just posted pictures of my Christmas decorations yesterday. You might recognize some of my favorite vintage fabric items~ created by you!
    Hugs,
    Jill

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  7. Well, I count that 'vintage' was mentioned twenty times including your post title today: "A Vintage Christmas Giveaway".

    I L-O-V-E the vintage glittery reindeer.

    And, you, my dear, are a 'vintage-y' gal.

    [there I believe I used vintage four times :^)]

    Vintage Holiday Hugs,
    Gerry
    opps - make that five times

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  8. LOVE!! Great giveaway! I just posted my first one today:) Love Ethel also, she is way fun:)

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  9. What festive holiday gifts. I love your work and Laurie's too. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  10. AWESOME!!! Of course I would love to win those vintage treasures! I follow Laurie's blog and yours and enjoy all the goodies that you gals have!
    Thank you for having a Vintage Christmas giveaway.
    Warmly,
    deb :)

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  11. I don't think Santa himself could come up with a better package! Thanks for the chance to win such treasures!

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  12. Seriously....all of this is in the giveaway! Oh My Gosh girlfriend!!!!! And of course Laurie is one of my favorite people! This would truly be a fantastic Christmas present! Thank you for thinking of us! And yes, I counted 14 times you use "Vintage Christmas".....LOL Have a great rest of the week! Sandy

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  13. REALLY????OMGoodness! I want it all! Please add me in! Please please please please! It's not like I really need anymore vintage Christmas...but if I win, I'll just suffer through! ;>)

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  14. All this beautiful Vintage Christmas stuff!!! The perfect birthday present for me. I just love all your vintage goodies Christmas and otherwise.

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  15. What an amazing giveaway! I would love to be entered -- thank you!!!

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  16. Wow!! When you have a give-away you mean business. It's very kind of you to be so generous. Please enter me for a chance to win. Cindy at ckayork@aol.com

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  17. Love all of your vintage Christmas goodies you will be giving away! Please enter me in your giveaway.

    -Danielle

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  18. What a terrific giveaway you have planned! Thanks for the opportunity you've given us!
    ♥'s
    Sherry

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  19. That is some serious loot there you're offering!

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    Do you count "vintage Christmas" when it's in quotes?

    Merry *vintage* Christmas to one and all!

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  20. Glorious Giveaway! Honestly, not a thing in there I don't love! Count me in, and Merry Vintage Christmas to you, too! Becky G.

    camelliacottage1@live.com

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  21. What a wonderful giveaway..... yes please enter me!!!

    Suzann

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  22. You've gathers up some fabulous items for your giveaway. Sure hope they have the chance to come over to my house to visit!

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  23. love this...vintage christmas? i'm all over it, amy! love it all.

    xo
    ~molly

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  24. Love the vintagey theme!!! beautiful.

    I have posted my first giveaway on my blog and since its a gift card I do hope that all of you would visit and enter!

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  25. This would be a dream come true for me! I LOVE vintage Christmas items...and I LOVE the pillows you make! Everything is just wonderful! Thanks and happy holidays! ♥

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  26. I love your creations and your uncanny wit!!
    Janel

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  27. I love it all, but that pillow is fantabulous!

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  28. Two of my most favorite words: Vintage Christmas! And this is all for just one giveaway? It's like you've looked inside my Vintage Christmas mind, and gathered up all of the Vintage Christmas things that I would love to have. Please throw my name in the Vintage Christmas hat!!!

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  29. I was going to be good and not enter a giveaway for Vintage Christmas items as I already have a fair number of Vintage Christmas items and in the spirit of the season thought to myself, "Wouldn't it be better for someone who did not own as many Vintage Christmas items as you to win this amazing array of Vintage Christmas items?" Yeah, my spirit of giving lasted til about halfway through the first photo. Such is the power of vintage Christmas items. Count me in. (I think using 'vintage Christmas items' 6 times in a mere comment should get me some kind of award. Or perhaps blocked.)

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  30. I just happened upon your blog and I LOVE it!!! I am now following you. Please include me in your giveaway! Oh my, If I won I'd think I was in vintage Christmas Heaven!

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  31. Love it all but the pillow is beautiful. Thanks

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  32. That pillow is simply to die for. Just so much wonderful vintage-y goodness!

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  33. Yup, I counted 14 too. :OD I had to scroll reeeaaalll fast through the photos cuz I was about to cry from coveting it all so much! I nearly thudded to the ground with vintage Christmas envy!!

    Peace

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  34. Oh.My.Gosh. I can't even tell you how much I would love to win this giveaway. I almost never throw my hat in the ring but this is just the BEST!

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  35. What gorgeous stuff! Count me in please!
    Jeannie
    juanakmcd@aol.com

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  36. Goodness, what wonderful items for the giveaway! I have 2 of your little stockings hanging in my kitchen - so cute. Thank-you for the chance to win these cuties!

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  37. Twenty! This is just fantastic giveaway so thanks for keeping it open worldwide. I'm in!

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  38. My, oh, my what a fabulous giveaway! I am typing with my little fingers crossed (not easy to do,lol). Thanks for putting together such delightful treats! **Helena

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  39. A cornucopia! What beauties! I am so glad I am getting caught on my Reader today! You are so generous! Even if I don't win, I see some inspiration here! Thank you!

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  40. Yes, please! How generously sweet of you!

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  41. Over the top!! You had me with the first picture of the silver reindeer. Then you add all the wonderful creations you have made and throw in Laurie's things and I am amazed at our generosity. I'm in!!!
    Annette

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  42. Oh how can you have so much vintagey wonderfulness in one giveaway!!
    I love it all so much...everything would be right at home in my "decked out for a vintage Christmas" cottage:)...oh I hope you pick me!!!
    Thank you for the chance at such a generous giveaway:)
    xx
    Lori
    Bee in my Bonnet

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  43. Oh, my gosh - this has to be the most fabulous giveaway EVER!!! Thank you so much for the chance to win it, and thank you for your wonderful blog!

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  44. Vintage Christmas, Vintage Christmas, Vintage Christmas, can you ever say it enough times. I don't think so. Please count me in. BTW I am drooling. Thank you.

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  45. I think my count was 19! LOL!
    OH my goodness, do I see kitty cat wrapping paper? LOVE!

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  46. What an amazing and generous giveaway. It would be so fun to win!

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  47. Oh you temptress ...I was going to be good this year and not enter any give aways, but this is just too wonderful to resist!

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  48. Huge fan of yours, so throw my name in the hat please!!

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  49. Woah! How jazzed i would be to have these!

    alex.haines at rcoketmail dotcom

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  50. So much Holiday AWESOME! Beautiful lovely stuff!

    Renee

    Renaesance@yahoo.com

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  51. You are the 'Empress' of Vintage!! (Empress is higher than a Queen)
    What a packet of goodies!!
    Congrats to the winner who ever they may be - a fab load of vintage wonder!

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  52. Such beautiful vintage goodies! Love your blog, love your amazing creations!
    -Fran

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  53. oh what an absolutely lovely giveaway. So much eyecandy. Wow. You are so kind and generous. Please count me in! I would love to win such lovelies!

    Thanks and Merry Christmas.
    Karina

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  54. Magpie and Amy in one post...be still my heart! I just want to how I can get one of Miss Laurie's fab Vintage Christmas shirts like you made her. Genius all around. I have been looking for just the right shirt since Laurie posted about it...Lovely!

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  55. Now I forgot to leave a comment to enter your give-away! I love Magpie Ethel ~ whenever I see her stuff I feel like we are having the same dream or something...but she is always one step ahead! Love all the vintage Christmas!
    :)Heidi

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  56. Wow, this is a beautiful giveaway I just had to enter!

    Julia

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  57. Love it, and would love to win!

    abivens2@gmail.com

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  58. What an amazing giveaway! I'd love to enter.

    ~Kristin
    anticonformity_chick@yahoo.com

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  59. Oh my goodness! What a fabulous collection of vintage Christmas goodies! I would love to have all of it and would simply faint with excitement if you pick me! I love all things old and kitsch, and especially using it in my art. This year I am working hard to make the holidays all handmade too, so know that these fabulous goodies would go to a happy home! Please pick me!!!!!!!!! and thank you for such lovely creations and an inspiring blog!

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  60. OMG...such great, gorgeous vintage Christmas stuff!!! I love it all! Positively, one of the best give-aways I've seen in blogdom!

    Ginastjoe@aol.com

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  61. Good heavens you're giving away the farm! I can't take all the wonderfulness in. I would love my name in the hat. What treasures you have there. Did you mention 1949? Don't tell a soul--I was born that year ;-)

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  62. Gorgeous stuff! I'm a Shiny Brite collector myself. Can't get enough (even though I already have boxes!)

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  63. Do close friends and family qualify or is this one of those contests where "family members and employees of the organization are not eligible..."
    Count me in :-)

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  64. Amazing! :) Gorgeous. Thank you for the chance.

    stephaniekg@yahoo.com

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  65. Oh I've been sooooo gooood this year!!!! Honest!
    Such a cool giveaway! Love Magpie Ethel too!

    Hope you pick me!!!!

    anna at hotmail dot come

    happy holidays, love your blog!

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  66. WOW, everything is so awesomely Christmasy and Vintagy. Not sure you could find those words in Websters but you get the idea. Please enter me into the Drawing. ganas5@windstream.net

    Debra

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  67. What a generous giveaway. Everything is a delight to the eyes.

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  68. Jimminy Christmas! This is amazing! What a giveaway you've got going. Pick me, pick me!! Alright. I'll be fiiiiiiiiine if you don't. BUT - I'll have my pouty face on. - Kathy

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  69. Oh My Gosh Wow! LOVE your blog, your shop, and would love to win your giveaway! Thanks for having it and for all the inspiration!
    kayheath13@swbell.net

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  70. Oh yes, please! I would be tickled PINK to win!

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  71. I just discovered your blog and it is fabulous!! I love all your vintage Christmasy goodness!!! I need to go back and read your older posts. Please enter me in your contest. Have a wonderful holiday. Jayne

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  72. I applaud you for a beautiful blog, a wonderful giveaway, and especially for using your favorite Christmas tablecloth so masterfully to make that GORGEOUS pillow! Thank you for the chance to win it!

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  73. Oooooooooooooooooo! I want it ALL! Count me in!

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  74. Thanks for the chance to enter! What a fabulous giveaway! I have just started collecting "vintage Christmas" and this giveaway would be fantastic to win!

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  75. Love your blog and all of it's "vintageness". Super cool giveaway that anyone would be so lucky to win!

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  76. Vintage Christmas? Are there any two more lovely words in the English language?
    Is that sentence grammatically correct?
    Great collection!

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  77. I've won already just being able to enjoy your blog! Your creativity is awesome. Of course I'd love to win all those vintage goodies...so here's my contact:
    WarmHugsDesign@att.net

    Happy holiday and warm hugs,
    Pam

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  78. Hey Amy girl!

    put me in the pot!

    I have a new email addy...

    tinalee56@aol.com

    loveyou girly!

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  79. Amazing fantastic give-away. Thanks!

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  80. Thank you, thank you. A beautiful and precious array of Christmas goodies.

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  81. Oh Amy what a FABULOUS FABULOUS giveaway....Please count me in & should I be the ever so FORTUNATE & LUCKY winner, I will HAPPILY pay the shipping myself.... :o) !

    Have an AWESOME weekend Lovey....!

    Cheers from Oz,
    Tamarah :o)

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  82. Cool stuff!

    sweetiesuzy@aol.com

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  83. Whew! I'm not too late! Please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please pick me! (Thought I might match your 14 vintage Christmases!)

    Thanks for the chance at this fabulous giveaway!

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  84. The things in the getaway are fabulous. It so reminds me of my childhood Christmas.

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  85. *Swoon* Vintage delights aplenty! Thanks for the chance at them. Mery Christmas!

    Shara at monkeybox: www.mydealoftheday.blogspot.com

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  86. I believe you have included the entire contents of Santa's bag in this giveaway! i would love to be included in the drawing. Carly in PA

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  87. Wow...what a great lot of amazing vintage Christmas. I'd love to be entered to win!

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  88. Love love love the screen door idea and Love all of the goodies for giveaway!!!! Actually tho your blog is such a treat ...it's like a gift! Thanks for your creativity

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  89. What a fun, vintage-y giveaway. Please throw my name in the hat.
    :)

    Cathy

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  90. Okay, I just found you and I am also on PST and it is 11:26 p.m. So I just made it I think and would like to be considered in your drawing. I love love Vintage Christmas anything or Vintage anything for that matter. I have been making lots of vintage goodies lately, and I absolutely love your ornaments on a screen. Your have a wonderful blog here, and I am a fan! Come say hi and check out my vintage snowman creation!

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  91. GASP!!!!

    Am I too late?

    If so, teaches me to be so busy and not visiting!

    LOVE the giveaway, Amy!!

    xxoo
    Becky

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  92. Wow, what an amazing giveaway! I love all things vintage. Just discovered your blog. I'll be following along. Looking forward to getting to know you!

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  93. You always crack me up. I love this give away. Would love to win. Of course you have to count every single time you said vintage etc. :}

    Shelley

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  94. i just found your blog and i adore it....hope i win...Merry Christmas...xoxoox

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  95. omigoodness....please oh please pick me! vintage loveliness galore.
    just reminds me how close the holidays are! thanks!

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  96. Just found your blog and loving it. Christmas isn't Christmas without vintage in it. I would love to add these to my Great-Aunt Cleda's ornaments and my grandma's homemade decorations. Thank you for the chance to win and the great blog.

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  97. I just found this site, nice! I would love to enter the vintage Christmas giveaway!!

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  98. This is all so beautiful and...and...vintage. It is stunning. What talent and vision you have. I just found you and will never let go. Looking forward to all your posts and going through all your past ones. This giveway will be a dream come true for someone. Thank you for this.

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  99. I love anything vintage, beautiful.Thanks!

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