Tuesday, July 19, 2011

FRIENDLY FACES AND A GIVEAWAY!

Yesterday I was lucky enough to meet a friendly face I've been seeing for years on her blog sidebar!  Yes I got to meet a blogging friend for lunch. 

Becky Povich is visiting her sister here in the Atlanta area and Sandie (Chatty Crone) and I drove over to meet her for lunch.  We choose Ted's Montana Grill since Becky had never been to one.
Owned by Ted Turner they serve Bison Burgers and lots of other great food!  None of use choose Bison but we all had a great lunch.  No photos of the food as we were starving and just dug in!
Our friendly server took our photo
(3 times with 3 cameras because there were 3 bloggers there of course)
left to right Becky, Linda (me) and Sandie....we had a great time and talked for a couple of hours.  Becky who is a writer was meeting some other blogging friends at 2pm....popular lady!
It was great to meet Becky!  Which reminds me....guess who won last years WORLDS LONGEST YARD SALE giveaway??  Yep....Becky! 
These are the goodies I shopped for last year for her....and my friends it is once again time for the WLYS!  Oh yes!  I am gearing up for another couple of marathon days of shopping.  The heat has me a little concerned but I will have my hat, fan and water in hand so never fear!  I had so much fun last year shopping for one of my followers that we are going to do it again!  

Here's how to enter! 

You must be a follower to enter!
l. Mandatory~Leave a comment telling me 3 things you would love for me to find for you on the WLYS!
  
For additional entries (leave a separate comment)
2. Visit last years WLYS Favorites post and tell me which of my top five was your favorite!

3.  Blog or post this on your sidebar and come back and leave a comment letting me know.  


That's it!  I will use random.org to choose the winner on 
Sunday July 24th
That will give me time to email you and get some ideas of what you really want me to shop for!  

I am excited as always for the Yard Sale and also shopping for you!

hugs,
Linda

47 comments:

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I'm #1. How exciting! Yes, I'm a follower; and I'm a Canadian (is that okay).

Anyway, I would like a napkin holder (my kitchen is green and yellow with a few red accents), a piece of bug jewellery and something blue for my bedroom. Thanks; this is fun!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

For chance #2, I checked out last year's contest; and I love that little bluebird.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

I lovely lady. I'm one of your follower on your lovely Blog.. I did go over to the other post and I also love the little Blue Bird so sweet. I would love for you to find me white candie stick holders. Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my Patio dinner party. I hope you have a Great Week with your lovely family.
XXOO Diane

the cape on the corner said...

i've eaten at ted's a few times and the burgers were really good!

i am a devoted follower who yearns for vintage or vintage looking halloween decor, anything with a faux bois (fake wood) pattern, and theatre-ish/dinery things that would go in my basement.

i hope it won't be too hot for you!

the cape on the corner said...

and i love that little fairy elf guy!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like you had a great time Linda! How fun to be getting ready for the WLYS:@)

Chatty Crone said...

Okay I am a follower even though you put that picture on there! lol

Chatty Crone said...

I have a bottle tree and I need 3 bottles - 1 cranberry 1 beach blue 1 any color!

Barbara F. said...

Hi Linda, yes I am a happy follower, and I love Depression glass, any color, but especially dark green and red. XO,

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's such a treat to meet blog buddies! Great photos of pretty ladies! And you are SO sweet to think of us!
I'm always looking for pretty embroideried tea towels, cookie cutters with red handles and most of all...GLASS FLOATS! (Those glass balls that are used in fishing!) Wish I was going along with you to look for treasures! ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The little bluebird was my favorite, too! SO SWEET! ♥

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a fun giveaway! I am happy follower! Surprisingly, it is hard to list three specific items. I love linens, blue & white china, birds and antique bottles/jars ranging from cobalt to light aqua.

~ Tracy

Ms. Bake-it said...

My favorite was definitely the sweet little bluebird!

Mom Walds Place said...

OMGoodness, what fun you had! And you are making fun for us too, what a great gal you are.

I remember your fun posts from last year. You find the greatest stuff! Let's see three things I would like...

A teacup of course, who doesn't like teacups?
Vintage glass, pretty much any vintage glass, because it is so cool, like you!
And how about something vintage with fabric?

Maybe we should just charter a bus and all go!

Ms. Bake-it said...

I posted about your giveaway on my sidebar!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Hi Linda,
How fun to meet bloggers! I'm meeting up with Carol, from The Polka Dot Closet on Thursday and this is our 2nd get together!
I LOVE Linens, old buttons on their cards with sweet images and bluebirds.
I'm so excited for you going to all those sales!
Keeping Cool,
deb :)

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

I LOVE the PINK VASE!!! That you bought!
You could also look for pottery for me!! Pink, blue and maybe a light yellow... I hope I'm not too demanding!
Deb :)

Mary said...

I love the little blue bird best!

Susan said...

Chance #1: I am a faithful follower!

Susan said...

Chance #2 I love milk glass hen. When I was 5 years old my mother bought me a hen like that for my birthday! I don't know what happened to that little hen!! So the hen is my favorite!

Susan said...

Chance #3 Linda I would love you to find me that little milk glass hen, a red rooster lamp, and any old lace you can find!

Ann said...

Oh how fun getting to meet other bloggers. I've yet to have the chance.
Well I'm already a follower. And lets see three things, anything related to bird, the old style wood produce crate and a basket.

Ann said...

of for a second chance I checked out last years post and I love that sugar bowl

~~Carol~~ said...

Yay, it's WLYS time! I enjoyed your posts so much last year, and can't wait for you to do it all again. Here's my shopping list:
1. Vintage red, white and blue
2. Vintage Halloween
3. Basically anything VINTAGE!
Oh, and of course I'm a follower!

~~Carol~~ said...

My favorite from last year was definitely that luscious pink L vase! Oh, and that was pretty funny about the three cameras at lunch. If you're a blogger, it's all about the pictures, isn't it?!

Patti said...

Oh, to have enjoyed lunch with you, Sandie, and Becky. What fun that would be!!

Hugs,
Patti

Douce France..... said...

Hello Linda! You are having fun, I can tell!
First I am a follower, 2nd: 3 things...
A vintage doily, a brooch and a print of a flower. It's light for shipping! Just kidding!

Douce France..... said...

In your last year's post, I like the little green figurine, very sweet.

The Tablescaper said...

So fun to meet blogging friends. thanks for your visit and kind comments.

- The Tablescaper

Susan said...

Oh, Linda, how I LOVED that photo of three of my dearest blogger friends. Oh, that was sooooo delightful. I KNOW you all had a great time.

Let's see? What do I want you to find for me? Hmmm, let's see. Okay. Here goes:

1. Something for my planned dollhouse bakery
2. Crocheted king size pillow cases, white
3. A pretty ring, size 7

Thanks for asking, Linda. WIsh I could go with you. Susan

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

This sounds like fun, I'll be back to enter later for sure!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Linda, I would love for you to find a small fridgie lid, a medium size fridgie (I already have a lid) and a McCoy planter. Thanks!!!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

My favorite find from last year has to be that sweet little bluebird. Sweet tweet!!!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

How fun! I love this idea! Let's see.......I would love if you could find vintage tablecloths or linens, jadeite green kitchen stuff, and needlepoint pictures! How's that for a list. BTW - love your favicon!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Uh oh! I thought of more things! But I'm really here this time to tell you that I loved that little bluebird the best from last year.

Sue said...

I am a follower.
I would love some vintage embroidery, something rusty/junky/metal, and ephemera (old journal, cards, wallpaper)

Sue said...

Loved the bluebird from last year.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh I want to go with you! What fun! I've always liked every single thing you've bought, so I know I would like anything you brought home to give away. Have a fun time! laurie

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Hi,
I am a follower.I would like vintage:
1.tablecloth or apron
2.teacups or pot
3.vase, especially ladyhead

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

My fav from last year is the elf , Please add elf to my list,he is so cute.lol

The Joyful Thrifter said...

item #1 - PYREX!
Item #2 - vitage camera's
Item #3 - Suit Cases
Item #4 Aprons
Item #4 - Old photographs

Oh whoops sorry I got carried away...

HAVE A LOVELY TIME!!!!

Smiles,
The Joyful Thrifter

The Joyful Thrifter said...

favorite item is the little blue bird. He is so precious!

Smiles,
The Joyful Thrifter

Vonlipi said...

I would love some Pyrex! A 2 1/2 quart charcoal Snowflake casserole, a Gooseberry 503, a chip and dip clip, a Butterfly Gold 503....oops that is 4 things.

Actually I would be happy with anything Pyrex!

dogsmom said...

Well, of COURSE I am a follower. I think you were one of the people that inroduced me to blog posts about the longest yard sale. You have introduced me to many of my now favorite things online.
I am so glad I am not the only person to mention Vintage Halloween, but I'll be very general, black cats, crystal balls, pumpkin people, tarot cards or ouija board.
Of course I would always be on the lookout for Saint Bernard or Newfoundland dog items. (Even images.)
Vintage paper ephemera.

Nothing pink.

dogsmom said...

OK - Old Keys. I am sure you'd be able to find old keys on the yard sale trail. (even if I don't win and you find keys at a bargain price I would be willing to buy them!)
My favorite item from last year is the baby shoes.

You have me all excited about miles and miles of treasure hunting.

BECKY said...

Hi Linda! How sweet of you to post about our get-together! I'm sorry it's taken me this long to stop by, and I finally posted about it tonight, too! I'll never get "caught up" with my blog reading...Guess I'll just have to start tomorrow and begin anew! :)
AND how I loved winning the Yard Sale prizes last year! Gosh, can't believe it's been that long ago already! It was a fun surprise to see my items pictured again, too!
PS I'm glad your photo of the 3 of us turned out better than mine, but at least I got one!

Annesphamily said...

Linda you are so blessed having Sandie so nearby and meeting Becky! Woo Hoo! Anne