Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A FOLLOWERS GIVEAWAY!

Dear Friends!  I am awed and amazed that today as I'm doing some blog maintenance I see that I have 297 followers!  Wow, how did that happen?  I appreciate every single one of you who follow my blog whether you are a regular comment leaver or just a lurker.  Now I could wait until I have 300 followers but just in case I'm in Texas when (and if) that happens I'm going to do a giveaway now!  This is for you my current followers also known as 
FRIENDS!

OK YOU SAY....WHAT'S THE GIVEAWAY?
 A little Fall surprise!
This brown leaf plate with silver acorns
(sorry I used my flash on a rainy day)
Very cute!
This little jar!
Acorn knob
Cute acorn design....this can be used for many things
and finally
A Fall recipe card box
With matching dividers and recipe cards

Now of course I will add some 'surprises' in the box

So how to win?  First you must be a follower!  This is for you who are such a large part of why I blog.

Just leave me a comment letting me know you are a follower and tell me one of the reasons you like my blog.  Is it the thrifty finds, the tablescaping, my wonderful personality (cough cough)?
Just kidding but REALLY I would love to know what you like about my blog!  So that's it.  Easy and mostly painless.
No posting on your blog or anything else this time.

This giveaway will end at 
midnight Saturday Oct 2nd
Winner will be chosen by Random.org
I will announce the winner on Sunday and get this mailed on Monday before I head to Texas to see my Mom for her 80th Birthday!

Again thanks to all of YOU who make this more fun each and every day! 
Always,

Linda


67 comments:

A Hopeful Heart said...

Well, I like your blog because I like YOU. When Deb gave us each other as partners in the teacup swap, she gave me a friend as well. Sure, I like your thrifty finds and your tablescapes, but even if you didn't post those things, I would still visit, because I like to keep up with what my friends are doing.

And, Texas? Where are you going in Texas? And what will you be doing? Sounds like a fun getaway.

Blessings and hugs,
Patti

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Linda,
Since we met thru my THRIFTY party, then you must know that I LOVE all your THRIFTY finds and that's not all...I think you are a very SWEET gal! Hope you have a wonderful time with your mom:)

Blessings,
Linda

Susan said...

Hi Linda. You know well that I am one of your Followers. I love your blog because I enjoy your down-to-earth writing style. I also share your love of finding a bargain. And I'm always so happy to see your "new" treasures! Sincerely, Susan

Sherrie said...

All of the above, especially the winning personality. You know I am a follower and a friend for sure and that it goes for you to me as well. Thank you always for your support. One question though......when I win (cough, cough) will there be actual food in the box to go with the recipes? Just an idea. I do like my food.

Christine said...

I am a die hard follower and always will be. I enjoy seeing your thrifty finds and how you plan to use them.

Thmini2 said...

I love your thrifty finds also. I look forward to seeing what you find each time. I love your style of writing also. It's so fresh and upbeat.

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Linda,

You know I am one of your loyal followers. I love your blog because of your personality. Plus I share your love of finding a bargain. I love to see what new bargains you have found, your tablescapes and decorating.

~ Tracy

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Well, I don't know about those other 296 followers, but I follow you because I just love feeling sad and jealous after looking at the great stuff you find when you thrift! And, of course, your fantastic personality!

Thanks for the awesome opportunity to win. And congratulations on 297 followers --- something ELSE for me to feel sad and jealous about!

jennjp0518 said...

I am definately a follower of your blog! I lov it so much because you find so many great things and we have a bunch in common when it comes to thrifting!!
Congrats on so many followers! and love the giveaway!! :)

Douce France..... said...

You are who you are.
You became a friend that I wish I could
share more.
France

Susan said...

Please enter me into your give away. Everything is so pretty. I am a follower.

KobysCache said...

Hi Linda,
Of course I just LOVE your blog! I think we have similar tastes, especially in our vintage green glassware! Please enter me in your draw.

Thanks, Lydia

~~Carol~~ said...

Congrats on all the followers Linda! Why do I like your blog? Because I like you alot! Right from the start, you always left the nicest comments on my blog. I love your tablescapes, seeing your thrifty finds, and following you on your longest yard sale adventure. You better do it again next year, that's all I gotta say! All in all, you're just a bunch of fun Linda!

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

OK Linda, This is not a kiss-up, but I like your blog mainly because I feel a connection with you for some reason. But if I had to choose definitive reason, I'd say because you and I have a ton in common and if we lived closer, we could be dangerous together while hunting down that perfect treasure! Also I love your glass collections (I'm sure I am you long lost sister and should inherit it :). But other than that I just love looking at all the stuff you post because I wish it was ALL MINE :) OK...so there you have it; I'm a Hoarder of anything vintage and collectable!
Terry:)

Elaine said...

I love the jar for fall..what a cute giveaway..
I follow you because you always find a bargain and I am a thrift store shopper and can't pass up something I think I can use just like yourself.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Linda,
Happy 80th Birthday to your Mom!!
What a fun Fall giveaway for your followers!
You know I enjoy the thrifting goods that you find, your photos are awesome and I just plain like you!
Thanks for your blogging friendship!
Warmly,
deb :)

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hi! Love to see the thrify finds and bargains, that's one of the draws of your blog and some others -- but I also really enjoy seeing the personality behind the words. I think it's wonderful, how blogging has brought women from around the globe together. Amazing.
Cass

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Linda, what a pretty give away package! Congratulations on all of your followers. I am one of them. It IS your wonderful personality that makes me love to visit your blog Since all of your thrifty finds make me jealous, I know it can't be that! (but I do enjoy seeing the treasures you find) Obviously, I also like visiting your Etsy! You're a great blogging friend, and I'm so glad to have found you in this great big blogging world. laurie

Mom Walds Place said...

You are so sweet and generous, and I'm not just saying that for the giveaway. In fact, don't include me in the giveaway, just make sure to take lots of photos on your trip to share.

Say Happy Birthday to Mom from all of your blogland friends!

Debbie said...

Linda count me in like flynn!!~ I am not sure when we met...maybe when I started my garage salen party, although it was farther back than that. I just know you have always been kind, considerate and you Have the BEST finds around. I always like to see what you score, and it is never disappointing. I love this giveaway, it is so cute, and very thoughtful!

Debbie said...

Oh and a great big Happy Birthday to your Mom.

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

What a sweet giveaway! You are too kind :)

I like all your thrifty finds! Nothing like hearing about good deals. :)

Hope you have a great trip!

the cape on the corner said...

be still my acorn lovin' heart...i need that jar with the acorn on top. you blog with heart, that's what i like about you. you just seem sincere and kind, you get excited about your thrifty finds, which i like hearing/reading about most. i like to see the collections you have, and the items you add to them. happy birthday to your mom, what a milestone! and so is 300 followers. yay, you deserve it!

Amber said...

I follow your blog and I love your writing because you have such fun thrifty finds, nice photos and you write in a fun to read voice!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Carol Harrity said...

When I visit your blog I always struggle with deciding what to read first. I enjoy your writing and wish you all the best.

Pondside said...

What a fun giveaway!
Why do I enjoy your blog? Well, the photos are great, the ideas are fun and your shopping trips always make me envious...but.....it's your upbeat, friendly and open style that keep me coming back!

Deb said...

Why do I like your blog, Linda? Because you are a dishaholic like me. Of course, Charlie is an attraction too. Would be happy to see more of him down the road. Have a wonderful trip to Texas. Hugs, Deb =^..^=x5

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

Linda,
Congrats on passing the 300 mark! My favorite part of your blog is YOU! You never fail to leave the nicest comments whenever I post something and I truly appreciate it. Your thrifty finds are great and I love seeing how you use them too. Really though, you are just the nicest person ever and that makes me want to come by and see what you're up to. I consider you a friend.
Have a good trip to see your Mom.

randio said...

follow on GFC.

MOLLYE said...

Hi Linda, I am a follower/friend and I read your blog and like your blog because you adopted me as a sister when I was in most need of love. Thank you.

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I am a follower because I like your style!! How is that???? No really, I like what you put together and that you are thrifty!!! I also love the giveaway items!

gail said...

good morning my friend, and of course, I am a follower! And I'm following for all of the reasons you mentioned....I love to see all your thrift finds, and it is always a pleasure to visit you!
hugs,
gail

Kathy said...

I'm a follower and I love your thrifty finds and Charlie the cat:)

Erin@likegrandmas said...

I am a follower Linda!! I follow because I like to see what you find, and you seem like a genuinely nice person(plus you remind me of grandma!)

littlelatina said...

really cute

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Congrats Linda on all your followers and let's cheer for a whole lot more!!!

mogrill said...

I love the thrifty ideas.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

Diann said...

Hi Linda!
Congrats!! what a super cute giveaway!! Hummmm...why on earth do I come over here....thinking....thinking....because I love you! That's why!!

Toemailer said...

Congrats on going over 300!

Rose said...

I'm a follower. your blog gives us inspiration to follow tips about finding those treasues that don't cost a "way beyond" amount of money. Your blog style is down to earth and cozy. take care. rose

Julie Harward said...

Cute stuff..love the little acorn! God luck with the give a way, they always so fun! :D

Kathleen said...

I am a follower, are you a follower? :)
And yes, it is definitely your personality and cute pic of you taking a pic that makes me like your blog!
Happy 300th follower, I am sure you are past that by now, Linda! Can you name them in 2 minutes? GO! :)

Romeo said...

Ummmm, excuse me....pardon me....Charlie??? What is she talking about - being in Texas??? Is she leaving you alone?!? Surely not. However, if you'd rather, you can come over and spend your time here! Of course I don't know why she would choose Texas over spending time with Charlie....and to think I was going to tell her that the reason I love her blog is because of her AND you, Charlie. Hmmmmmm.....Linda, you're not leaving Charlie for some silly non-cat vacation are you?!? No, no of course not. Someone with 300 followers isn't THAT kind of purrson ;) We do love you BOTH!

Purrs!

Romeo and "her"

The Tablescaper said...

Congratulations on your Followers! Go and visit your Mom for her birthday and don't worry about blogland!

- The Tablescaper

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Romeo this is Charlie answering! I don't do airplanes and she is flying to see her Mother so I'm forgiving her. I am staying here with my 'other' attendant and will be fine! Thank you for checking on me!

Annesphamily said...

I love your blog Linda. You have been so successful attracting everyone because of your sweet personality and your decorating genius. I am so glad I know you. Thank you for the grand giveaway! You really treat all your friends well. Hugs Anne

patramey said...

i follow you because you have the cutiest things on your site.
love the acorn plate.
i love all the stuff.

thanks for the opportunity.

patramey@comcast.net

Tina12312 said...

I'm following you on GFC and I love your thrifty finds and the gorgeous orchid photos that you took. I'm orchid-crazy here!

Thank you!

Kate said...

I follow on GFC! I'm also a fan of the blog because I am always looking for thrifty finds!

strycker@slu.edu

erma said...

I'm a follower and I like the thrifty find on your site.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

Melissa B. said...

GFC follower. I love your thrifty finds. I have also been lucky enough to find really cute napkin rings for cheap.

MarielDumas said...

i love your blog because you always find such great things!

MarielDumas said...

GFC follower

CathyB said...

I am a new follower of you on google friend.

When I first opened your blog I was so pleased to see the beautiful sunflowers!!! Believe it or not, my kitchen cabinets are done in sunflower yellow and my curtains are black, white, and yellow.

Your blog has such a pleasing look to it. I will be back. (and I love your cat picture)

EmmaPeel said...

I follow. well I like your blog because of the etsy vintage shop(I adore anything vintage or earlier eras). I also like the looks of your blog and the colours you chose

iplaytrack1224 said...

Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!
Would love, love, LOVE to win this!
=]

sweetsue said...

I'm a new follower, but I like your blog so far because you are giving away an acorn prize!I also love the pretty green of your blog.
smchester at gmail dot com

mail4rosey said...

I follow (mail4rosey), and one thing I really like about your blog is that you saturate your pages in rich colors. You offer great visual appeal to draw the reader in.

msurosey@yahoo.com

beckytag said...

Definitely a fan of your thrifty finds...love bargains! On a side note your blog is so pretty--a lot of blogs are filled with flashing lights and neon colors, ugh. I find yours soothing with the natural colors/elements you use. Thanks!
beckytag618 at gmail dot com

Jean said...

I'm a follower. Absolutely because of your wit. :) You have a lovely blog and for me it's the diversity.

kathy pease said...

im a new follower klp1965..i really love everything fall associated it is my favorite season and your blog sure has that..it just feels so cozy and i love the pigs in the pumpkin how adorable :)

wisconsin rapids said...

I am followe and I love the antiques. it feels like I am at a favorite Aunties house.

Star Wars Mom said...

I am a new follower, so I cannot tell you a lot, other than I enjoyed your other articles. It will take me some time to get to know you better! Blessings!

kat said...

I am so happy to be your follower!

kat_emerick@yahoo.com

kelley c said...

I'm a follower - I definitely like the thrifty finds and the pictures.

pandahugger(at)gmail(dot)com

purango said...

I follow your blog. I like all the great thrifty finds. garrettsambo@aol.com

Gianna said...

Now following GFC.
Love the bargains!