Tuesday, May 25, 2010

My First Blog Giveaway !

Yeah!  I'm hosting my first-ever Blog Giveaway, as a small way of thanking my friends for visiting and spending a few moments with me.   I've been thinking about having a giveaway for a while but just couldn't decide what I wanted to offer.   I've made visits to a couple of local antique stores and finally came home last week with a vintage tablecloth that I thought someone might enjoy using in the coming summer months.   The colors are faded and there are a couple of little yellow spots which are barely noticeable.   I went through a "spell" a few years ago, collecting vintage tablecloths and I really enjoyed using them on my kitchen table.   They are wonderful for picnic tables, too.   I enjoyed buying some for my mother .... as she loved making her kitchen "pretty".  This one comes freshly laundered from one of my favorite booths in the Packing House Antique Mall in Cambridge, MD.    It measures approximately 51" x 45".   (click photos to enlarge)

If this is something you would like to have for your home, you may enter the drawing by leaving a short comment on this posting, saying hello ...  I will be trying to have giveaways once a month, so if you become a Follower, you will be able to be alerted the next time ....

I am going to do the drawing the old-fashioned way by putting your names in a bowl and letting my husband pull one out ... it just seems more fun that way.    And I think I will do that on my sister Nancy's birthday, which is June 3rd.   So you have a little more than a week to enter your name. 

With love, from my heart to yours ......


Gina,  May 25, 2010 at 7:48 AM  

How could I possibly pass this opportunity? First, because it comes from you, second because it's beautiful and it really does scream picnics and pretty setting.
You are very thoughtful Frances, plain and simple.

Kristin May 25, 2010 at 7:57 AM  

What a fun giveaway, Frances. Pretty things cheer the heart. :-)

Ashley May 25, 2010 at 8:31 AM  

What a great giveaway!

hewella1 at gmail dot com

TeenaBugg38 May 25, 2010 at 9:20 AM  

Frances that is beautiful!!! You are making me wanna go out antiquing!! I'd love to be put in the drawing please......I'd probably use it for picnic with the kids since its summer :) Thank you!!!

It's me May 25, 2010 at 12:34 PM  

Fun !! and nice this give away.........can I join? I live far away ..........hugs from Ria

Bonnie May 25, 2010 at 12:44 PM  

OOhhhhh!! What a wonderful find, Frances!! You are so sweet to offer this up... I don't know if I could part with it. It is such a perfect time for summer parties too, this will look lovely on someone's table (hopefully, maybe even mine!). Thank you so much for this sweet gift, I enjoy reading your blog. Each time I pop over, I feel like I'm visiting a dear friend. You are so kind to think of all of us. Thanks again for your sweetness!!



I Love Pretty Little Things May 25, 2010 at 1:29 PM  

Oooh!!! Pleas enter me in your give-away! Exciting!

Bren May 25, 2010 at 3:07 PM  

As with your other friends and fans, what a beautiful give away. You have an eye for beauty in all it's forms.

Sarah May 25, 2010 at 3:17 PM  

Frances....that give away is perfectly you. Please don't enter my name for this one as I don't think I could appreciate it as much as some of the other commenters. I can't wait to see what things you choose in the future.

Betty May 25, 2010 at 3:41 PM  

Pick me, pick me!!!! Looks like one of the tablecloths you gave to mom. If I had it, it would remind me of her.

Georgia May 25, 2010 at 5:24 PM  

Very pretty vintage tablecloth! I would love to add it to my collection!

It is truly a lovely giveaway gift to offer and I thank you for the opportunity to try and win it!!

Grandma G's

Anonymous,  May 25, 2010 at 8:54 PM  

WOW Frances!!!
"it's beautiful, it's beautiful"
you are most kind!!!
i don't have an account but what the heck...i'm gonna try anyway!! :D a chance at a precious piece owned by yourself...how can i pass that up!!
again...your kindness is greatly appreciated...linda, mom... :D

A Write Life May 25, 2010 at 9:10 PM  

What a cute tablecloth. Please enter me.

Pauline May 26, 2010 at 4:15 AM  

Oh my, that is sooooo beautiful, Frances!!! I really think that we have the same taste... I really love it! And how generous of you to have this give-away! You are amazing! You know where I am and I don't know if I'm qualified here... But if ever I will be lucky, that would be one of the best gifts I will ever receive because it's from you.

Kel May 26, 2010 at 4:37 AM  

This is beautiful and I can just see it on my patio table this summer. Thank you for having such a great give away :-)

Frances May 26, 2010 at 5:16 AM  

I'm so happy to hear from so many of my friends. Thank you. It's going to be really HARD to have to choose just one name out of that bowl. I wish I had a tablecloth to give to every single one of you.

Kati May 27, 2010 at 5:57 AM  

Ooooh! How fun! I love vintage things and this tablecloth is so pretty. My hope chest could use this(or Mom's table).

peporirier May 27, 2010 at 7:55 AM  

Oh, I would love to win this, it would fit right in with my homes decor. Enjoying your photos along with my sisters Kellie & Bren :-)

L.Howerter May 27, 2010 at 11:43 AM  

Its not over is it?
If its not, enter me!

bonnie May 29, 2010 at 5:55 PM  

Yes, put my name in the bowl and we'll see what happens.
Will anyone think you cheating if one of your sisters win?
junebug bonnie

marty June 2, 2010 at 5:24 AM  

Oh, my! I just found your lovely pictures and blog through flickr and now I have the possibility of giving this lovely cloth a home?!

And thanks for meandering through my photos...I'm glad you enjoyed them.

Frances June 3, 2010 at 6:33 AM  

And the winner is ..... Linda! See my posting for June 3rd. Congratulations, Linda.

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