Thursday, November 6, 2014

Five Year Blog Anniversary & Giveaway!

REALLY??? Five Years??
I am so happy to celebrate this great milestone!
Who knew when I started blogging in 2009 that Five years later and 900+ posts I would still be here!  And more importantly...so are you!
This was the first photo I figured out how to post...Charlie of course!  
You've stayed with me through so many ups and downs! 
I can't begin to tell you how much all of you mean to me!
This has been a pretty rough year as you know.
Moving my Mom to Georgia was one of the hardest things I've had to do in a long time.
Downsizing her and packing was hard work and emotionally hard also.  But it got done and Mom is now close by and I couldn't be happier!
My Blog suffered and I only posted about once a week, but still you hung in there with me.
I'm happy to say life is slowing down and I hope to have more time 
for blogging this coming year!
I still managed to have some adventures 
and even got to meet two of my long time blogging buddies!
Kathe with an E when I stopped in Colorado and
Betsy from My Salvaged Treasures when I was in Calif! 

I've been so blessed and can't thank all of you enough for your friendship, encouragement and support!   So it's time to give you something!
I'm going to fill a box with some of my
'Favorite Things'
mostly vintage but you never know what might be in there!  So just leave a comment letting me know some of your favorite things and I'll put your name in the giveaway!  I'll open this up to everyone anywhere!  I do appreciate you all so much! 

Leave your comment on this blog post and I'll choose a name on Monday Nov 10th!

Don't forget if you are a 'no reply' blogger to leave me an email address to contact you please!

Wishing you JOY,

Linda

56 comments:

Melissa said...

Congrats on 5 years of blogging. You know my favorite things are anything vintage! :)

Barbara F. said...

Congrats on five wonderful years! You were one of my first blogs I found and who followed me back. Please throw my name into the hat! I love milk glass, amber or green Depression, old embroidered tea towels, and anything birdie themed!

rondadoug said...

Happy Anniversary :) I love old orange hobnail glass, Violet chintz china, cats, native american artwork

Cheri said...

Well Congrats Linda on 5 years! The last few years for you have been busy and an adventure for sure.

Marlys Folly said...

Congratulations on 5 years... It is a amazing ride isn't it. Isn't it fun to meet up with a fellow blogger ~ I was able to do the same this fall. I am a vintage gal and love vintage dishes and especially cups.

Marlys Folly said...

Congratulations on 5 years... It is a amazing ride isn't it. Isn't it fun to meet up with a fellow blogger ~ I was able to do the same this fall. I am a vintage gal and love vintage dishes and especially cups.

Jill said...

I admire you for still blogging regularly, Linda - mine has been suffering as of late, I blame Instagram!! It's an addiction!!

You know I love vintage - especiallly vintage Christmas and those beautiful Vera scarves!!!

Denise Stain said...

Happy anniversary to you and your blog, Linda!

Kathe said...

Hey! That's me! And YOU! LOL! Congrats dear buddy! You were one of the very first comments on my very first blog post 3.5 yrs ago and I have loved you like a sister since that day :-) You know my favorite right now is those dang owls LOL!

Susan Newbigging said...

Wow , I guess I have been blogging for about five years as well. But I did take a long break.
Please throw my name in the hat for your giveaway. I love milk glass, rose china, lace of any kind.

Shelia said...

Hi Linda! Oh, congratulations for your blogging anniversary! Five years! I've been going six! I love just about anything vintage! :)
Blessings,
Shelia ;)

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Congrats on 5 terrific years of blogging Linda! That is quite an accomplishment. I've enjoyed reading your blog for awhile now. I'm a lover of all things vintage, especially linens, but love some vintage Christmas and crafting stuff as well.

Thanks for a chance. I know you are looking forward to a more relaxed and peaceful year.
:) Pam

Mereknits said...

Five years is something to celebrate. Hooray for you Linda. So glad you are here.
Meredith

Vicky Hunt said...

Congratulations Linda! Five years is quite an accomplishment. I hope I make that mark one day! I love blogging thoug so it shouldn't be a problem...:) I love vintage goodies of all kinds! Have a wonderful evening my friend.

Blessings, Vicky

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Congratulations, Linda! Five years...Wow! Should I be lucky enough to win your giveaway, I know you will send something that I will like!

Hartwood Roses said...

Sharing so much of yourself here for the past five years is so generous ... and totally amazing, as I have already told you. Some of my favorite things are the friends like you that I have collected through this blogging journey.

For material things, I have trouble resisting quilts, clocks, trunks, wooden boxes, and handwoven rugs.

Tina Robinson said...

Congratulations on 5 years!! Some of my favorite things are Giraffes, Cats, Scrapbooking, crafts and DIY. Love anything Vintage, would love to do my kitchen back to the 50's!
robinsontina49 at yahoo

oldgreymareprimitives said...

Congratulations but don't enter me please. I am so blessed with so much already <3

you know what I like anyway since we've been chatting for so many years :D

Claudia said...

Oh what a special day! Happy Anniversary, Linda! You bring such joy to our lives. Your spirit shines through every post on this blog and every comment you make on other blogs (including mine.) Thank you for blogging!

xo
Claudia

Lynn said...

Congrats on 5 years Linda! I remember when you announced you were going to be a grandma, now look how big Tiger is! Vintage ornaments are always on my wish list:@)

Deanies Stash said...

Congratulations Linda! I enjoy your blog so much. I love just about everything vintage!

Martha Dehne said...

congratulations! 5 years is a long time! I love all things beachy..vintage beachy is the best! :)

Consider It All Joy said...

Congratulations on 5 years Linda! Blogging is such a wonderful community, cyber friends who walk life with you even when you walk through tough spaces! I love vintage, beachy and white! Have a super week! Blessings, Cindy

Sarah said...

Linda, congratulations on this milestone. You've been a trooper this year. I know how stressful it was, but yet you kept a positive perspective all the way. Congratulations on that! ;-)
Favorite things….we both know you've already provided me two of my favorite mugs. I love most things, especially old wooden pieces and transfer ware and ironstone, but your friendship tops the list. Feel so blessed that we've met through out blogs. Thank you for that, my friend!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a wonderful 5 years it's been, I always look forward to your posts. Didn't we have fun that day at lunch? I think we could have gone on for hours and hours!! Count me in for you giveaway, I'm sure you have some fabulous goodies.

Babs R said...

Wow! Five years... that's a great accomplishment. Happy Blogging Anniversary.

mrs. c said...

Way to go girlfriend!!!! SO glad that we are friends and that you came to Chattanooga to visit! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, of course Jeff and I are going picking!!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Lots of FUN blogging for sure! And I'm so glad we got to be friends and became just like sisters these past couple of years. It's meant a lot to me. I felt like I WENT to Paris with you and next time you go, maybe I WILL! heehee! I love the same things you do so I would be thrilled to win. I love anything vintage! Sweet hugs Sis and happy blogging! Hugs, Diane

Nellie said...

Congratulations on that five years! Oh, my! Favorite things? Pink Dogwood depression glass - love it! My Cuisinart immersion blender with attachments! How did I ever get along without it? My Kitchen Aid mixer - 35 years old! But - my family most of all! xo

Beth said...

I love vintage Christmas...putz houses, mercury glass garland, ornaments, linens...and anything I can craft with, buttons, jewelry, glitter. I like it all. Congratulations on 5 years of blogging!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Congratulations on your milestone, Linda! We started right around the same time!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Congrats! We have enjoyed following this journey with you!

Carol

joanne said...

Congratulations! So happy to have followed your journey in blogland, can't wait to see what happens next. Love me some mercury glass, or old children's books, anything old and junkie looking is fine with me.

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Five years is great hope you are around for many more years to come as I do like this blog.

Susan said...

Oh Linda, congratulations! Five years is a wonderful anniversary.

I know exactly what you mean about blogging. It's our daily source of true joy. Blogland folks are the absolute best, including YOU!

Favorite things? Well, dollhouse miniatures, of course; wooden Santas; cranberry glass; dolls and dangling earrings are for starters. Ha!

Hope you have a lovely weekend and that you will be blogging for many years to come! Susan

Sheryl said...

Congratulations on 5 fun years. I like dollhouse minatures, paper dolls, vintage holidays, floral hankies and scrapbook items. Thank you.

Chatty Crone said...

Linda only five years - I would have guessed a lot longer! Congrats.

Vonlipi said...

OMG! That means I have been blogging for 6 years! I love reading your posts and I hope to read you for many more years!

Congrats my friend!

Hugs

Valerie xxx

Maureen Wyatt said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! None of us had any idea of the amazing journey we were embarking on when we hit 'publish' for the first time. I can't imagine life without my bloggy friends now and you are certainly one of them!

Donna G said...

Happy 5th! Thanks from all of us readers! Vintage: I always keep an eye out for bird figurines, old vases, Christmas, and linens. Thank you for the giveaway and keep going!

My thrift store addiction said...

Congrats on 5 years--what a milestone! I love Vintage ;)

Donna Wilkes said...

Wow! Five years is quite the achievement. Congratulations. Please enter me in the giveaway - love rusty, crusty, dusty things. BTW is that Caesar's Head?

Marigene said...

Congratulations, Linda, I can't believe it has been 5 years! (mine was 9/18) I hope I will be reading A La Carte for 5 more years...
You know my favorite is anything green!
Have a great upcoming week.

EM said...

Hey Linda! Congrats on five years! A lot can change in such a short amount of time. I am glad things are going well for you, Charlie, your mom, Tiger, and the new addition to come. You don't have to enter me in the giveaway, but my favorite things are interesting, unique, and quirky.

Shirley Elliott said...

Congratulations! You have accomplished a lot just this year. I love all kinds of junk - old keys, buttons, dice, etc. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway. (shirparks@gmail.com)

Shelia said...

Hi Linda! Are you still celebrating? :) Hope you have a great week and always, I love it when you pop into see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia :0

Lynn said...

Wow, 5 years - congratulations on this milestone! I'm a sometimes reader, loved your trip to Paris! My favorite things include vintage Christmas and hankies. Thanks for the chance to win and have a good week!

bj said...

Boy, talk about sliding under the fence. I hope I'm not too late to ask to be put in the hat for the drawing. :)
I love white pitchers, little clocks and clock faces, just about anything olden.
Congrats on the anniversary. :)

svelteSTUFF said...

AM I TOO LATE?
Oh well, that's okay - just wanted to stop by and say CONGRATS on your 5yr Journey!!!

Cheryl said...

Congratulations on 5 years, Linda. I think I've been with you almost from the beginning and am so happy that your blog is such a success! ~Cheryl

White Lace and Promises said...

I'm glad things are calming down for you. I hope to connect with some of my blogging buddies too. Maybe sometime we can hook up.

Bohemian said...

Congratulations on your 5th Blogaversary!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Susan said...

Happy 5th Anniversary--we must have started blogging the same year--I celebrated 5 years in August! I hope to have a photo on your blog next year when we get together, XOXO

Laurie Ritchey said...

Congratulations! laurie

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Congrats Linda on your 5 year anniversary and 900 postings!!! WOW!!! I know it was difficult for you in moving your Mom - but it sounds like it all paid off for you!! You have her close to you- how wonderfully blessed you are!! I've been missing in action because my Mom in Fla. hasn't been doing well and I've been flying home on weekends to care for her!!

Dawn from We Call It Junkin.com said...

Congrats on your 5 years of blogging and here's to many more.
Dawn @ We Call It Junkin