Wednesday, May 6, 2009

My First Blog Giveaway !

This is my first blog giveaway to celebrate one year of being in blog land, my new blog and also to celebrate being a new member of TDIPT Mercantile.
Lots of goodies to the lucky winner !... A log cabin note pad/magnet set, three bags of potpourri tarts and a cupboard light ( made by my friend, Mary ), a bag of Hershey's Bliss Dark Chocolates, and a *chimney* shoe pin keep I just made. Also, a little bit of history about concealment shoes that I printed out on heavy document paper. The shoe pin keep is from a pattern by Hazelruthe.

You can click on the photos to enlarge them.

To enter the blog giveaway, just leave me a comment about some of your favorite things.

For an additional chance to win, just post my blog giveaway on your blog. Please let me know if you post the giveaway on your blog.

If you don't have your own blog, please leave your email address so that I may get in touch with you if you win.

This giveaway will be shipped free to the continental United States only.

The drawing for the giveaway will be on June 1st.

The shoe pin keep is made from painted and sanded heavy muslin, has three antique vintage buttons sewn on the flap, a brown wool pin cushion sewn atop the shoe, and antique vintage pearly shell buttons stacked on top held on with pins. The shoe is weighted with plastic poly pellets.

Please don't forget to mention some of your favorite things ! It can be a place, something you like to do, food, what nots, color, etc...

Good luck to you !



  1. Woo Hoo!!!! What a wonderful giveaway!!! PLEASE add my name! YaY! :> )

  2. I'm right behind Goob in the drawing - toss my name in that magic hat too Missy! ♥

    I'll be adding a link on my blog too, to promote this awesome happening!

  3. I'm feeling pretty lucky so throw in my name please!! Great pin keep and goodies!

  4. Great giveaway, Linda! I would love to be put into the hat for the drawing and I'll be sure to add this link to my blog.

    Some of my favorite things are (besides family and friends) vintage American flags, quilts, and buttons.


  5. oooh, what a nice surprise, and such a nice array of yummies you're giving away Linda! Please enter my name :)

    Hmm, let's see. Well, I love dogs, and really all animals. I love primitive antiques, old textiles and old photos or postcards of animals and children, and especially anything Americana!
    I love the ocean, and anywhere tropical w/ white sands and beach!
    I love old homes and farm houses too.

    I'll surely post this on my own blog as well.

    Thanks so much!

  6. "Concealment shoes" interesting. Congratulations on your endeavor to TDIPT!
    Favorite thing to do is reading all the wonderfully, talented artisan blogs! The creativity is so inspiring.

  7. Well...things I love...being at home with my kids! Please enter me too. Dianntha

  8. memeemmemmeme!!!!! I will post this giveaway on my blog tooooo.....hmmmmmm some of my favorite things...only thing that comes to mind is Robert Pattinson... go figure. LOL
    Hugs girly!!! MO

  9. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
    Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
    Brown paper packages tied up with strings
    These are a few of my favorite things

    Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels
    Door bells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
    Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
    These are a few of my favorite things

    Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
    Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
    Silver white winters that melt into Springs
    These are a few of my favorite things.
    I also love wonderful giveaways such as yours!!! I will be happy to add you to my blog too...have a wonderful day!!!
    Gina :)

  10. Great BLOG Linda! I love old samplers, folk art birds, redware pottery, hand woven textiles, made in American crafts!!!


  11. Well Gina took the words about of my mouth with one of my favorite songs from my VERY favorite movies of all time!And Susan from Country Crocks finished it off with those loves!

    I'll pass on the lovely give away - but thank you so very much for inviting me over. I can't use scented items and I have a pinkeep almost identical to that so I will let other bloggers have a better chance at winning the wonderful items. Good luck to all who enter.

    hugs, Linda

  12. Ack, I forgot to mention my favorite things! Let's see now - stuffed animals, flowers, Americana, antiques, needlework, quilting, photography, nature, traveling, and folk art. Whew!

  13. Hmmm, I don't see a comment that I put in earlier! Thank you for visiting my blog and inviting me over here! Your work is AWESOME! I would love to win that pincushion especially! I'll have a giveaway on my blog soon too, so you'll have to visit me again!

  14. Please enter me in your outstanding giveaway :)
    Some of my favorite things are : old firkins,bottle dolls,handmade mice, and spending time with family and friends.


  15. ooooooooo Linda, what a large variety of enticing gifts.
    I especially love the shoe pinkeep!
    Your work is wonderful!
    I will add your give-away to my blog.


  16. Hi Linda!! Oh I would love to have a chance to win these goodies! You are too generous. I have posted about this on my blog and congrats to your new tdipt home :)

  17. Some of my favorite things.......My wonderful hubby, Rich, my cat, Misty, quilts, samplers, watermelon, Americana, advertising tins, 50's and 60's memorabilia, fabric, craft supplies, gardening, cookbooks, Black Americana, wicker, teddy bears, and my passion.....Wolves.

  18. Hi, some of my favorite things are old quilts and vintage fabrics, hand embroidered goodies from granny's attic. Please add me to your wonderful giveaway and good luck to you. Jaja tjlburke at gmail dot com

  19. Whoops I almost forgot some of my favorite things are, railroad lanterns, dugup bottles, my family and of course my poochies :)

  20. Hey hon!

    Thanks for the nice giveaway. flowers, fall colors, little babie animals of all kinds, chabby chique furniture.

  21. Sing me me up too, Linda. I would love to win!

    Some of my favorite things are yellowware, old quilts, advertising signs & tins and old Halloween & Christmas post cards.

  22. My favorite 'thing' is chocolate! LOL Great giveaway - hope I'm lucky!

  23. hey!!! i forgot to post my favorite things:

    #1: my sweet Nip and Tuck

    Everything comes in #2 after my kitties:

    vintage candy molds
    early composite dolls (I esp. love black dolls)
    anything old and worn and rusty
    antique scales
    Reading old letters from my Nan when we would correspond across the miles
    Old Button and notion boxes

  24. Hi, Just stumbled on your blog, love it!
    Love your sweet americana doll on TDIPT, beautiful!!!

    My favorite is Americana, colonial collection!

    Please enter me in the drawing.

  25. Some of my favorite things include art fairs (going today), charming little cafes, tea (hot or iced), being with my family, and one of the giveaway items. I want to grab that bag of chocolate and eat them all!I looked at your TDIPT item you listed this month and thought it was fabulous! The anique little boat that you added was just perfect for that doll!~

  26. I was sure I left a comment but maybe my p.c. was being a butthead and ate it. How very nice of you to have a give away. Someone will be a lucky winner.
    I love anything turkey red, wool, and sewing things. and chocolate.LOL
    Have a good one my dear.

  27. Some of "my favorites" are my family and friends, the color red, annie dolls, the smell of fresh mown grass, pizza and chocolate. please enter my name-thanks My email address is Happy Mother's Day

  28. Happy Mothers Day, sweet friend - may your day be filled with the love of those that bring you so much joy!

  29. There's so many things I love. Art of any medium is something thet brings me a lot of enjoyment. My favorite thing to do is be on the go always heading somewhere or doing something. I am drawn to the Ocean and all the life it holds and if I could be anywhere it would be on an Island surrounded by the beach, water and animals of any kind. My favorite color is Teal and I love blue and green combinations. Happy Blogversary and thank you for sharing the celebration with us and the chance to win such a great assortment of goodies.


  30. Hello, I came here from...somewhere... lol you know how it is while your blog hopping, anyway I'd like to have my name entered too, how neat is that pin keep!!? I have a ton of favs..extreme prim anything also dolls, flea markets, yard sales..fabric lol..I also have a giveaway going on at my blog if you want to stop in and check it out!

  31. OOOH I love your give away! What a prim pin keep, yummy choc. and mmmm the aroma of candles! Congrats!
    ~Blessings Tammy

  32. Well,i just love "STUFF",does that answer your question! lol I love the color green,anything primitive,antiques,crafts,handmade items,family,friends,blogland and much much more!! lol Have a "BLESSED" week!

    P.S.I'm following you now!

  33. Hi, my first time here! Hurray, a giveaway. Oh please enter me 8-)

    Your little shoe is a treasure, so sweet.

    Now about my favorite things hmmmmmmmm
    *tin types
    *victorian scary old pics
    *sea shells
    *the beach

    Thanks for having a lovely giveaway. How generous.

    Tina Lawver

  34. Fun giveaway! Some of my favorite things are old jars, doilies and fabric!

  35. Just found your blog from a link on Cottage Days and Journeys. I'll chime in for the giveaway. I really like old things that make me think about real people and how they lived.

  36. Got your link from country keepsakes ,cute blog love what you have ,please add me for the giveaway !!

  37. What a wonderful blog and giveaway ~ congrats on your blogiversary. A few of my favorite things ~ my family, time spent weaving and sewing, old crocks, old baskets, rolling pins, primitive decorating, my blog buddies, our furry friends, the scent of sweet annie and lavender, our flower gardens, the list goes on and on. I have a blessed life and for that I am thankful. Please enter me ~~ I love chocolate, too.

  38. Hi Linda...Some of my very favorite things are all the NEW friends I have met since I started blogging..all the creative "spirit" out in blogland feeds my soul and gives me so much inspiration!!! I love olde and worn, olde farmhouse treasures, but my very most favorites are my grandbabies...!!
    PS ...hmmmmm those giveaway treasures sure could be my favorite things too !!! (big smile)

  39. I forgot to let you know that I've got you linked up on my blog. Have a great week and up and coming weekend.


  40. I see chocolate too!!!!! I wanna win.


    go sign up for my give away on my pink
    Blog.. smiles, deena

  41. Hi,

    Please enter me in your generous giveaway. I just found your blog and look forward to visiting some more:) I love antiques, candles, baskets, doilies, vintage tins and salt and pepper shakers to name a few :) Oh, and cows too! Thanks again!


  42. What a great giveaway! Please enter me. Some of my favorite things are old bowls, yelloware, the color blue, cats and crocks. I just found your blog and have enjoyed reading. Thanks, Jayne

  43. Ooooh Linda! Pleeeeeeze add my name to the hat too! I have already posted your Fabulous Give Away to my Blog as well. Sorry Cookie, Peanut & Mo...I'm feeling this bounty will be coming to ME! LOL! Now...Let's see Favorite Things... My fellow TDIPT Sisters, My Grandsons, Motorcycles, Vintage Tin Containers, Old Gameboards, Baskets, Old Doggy Decor...Like Vintage Pics, Pull Toys, etc & of course My Phil, Petie, Max & Chief! :) Hugs, Starla

  44. Wow what a terrific blog and giveaway! That pinkeep is adorable! This is my first visit but I will be back for sure...would love to enter your giveaway...congrats!

  45. Ooops forgot my favorite things...prims, flea markets, garage sales,antique anything, stitcheries, books, and on and on.:)

  46. Thank you for visiting my "Halloween" blog and entering my giveaway. My favorite things are, quiet tyme with family, giggles from grandkids, butterfly kisses from husband and integrity. Thanks again for the visit....Smiles, Pam

  47. I can not remember if I have already enterd or not but just in case I better do so.
    Some of my fav things are my dogs,my antiques and the things my hubby has built for me.
    I will be sure to post about this on my blog as well.Thanks !~~Pam

  48. I really like the pin cushion shoe i also like to sew and make the primitive things.I am new at blogging I will try to post you on my blog still learning how to do some of these things. enter me in your drawing.MY blogs are

  49. Congrats on your NEW Blog Linda! What took me so long to get here? LOL I am updating my blog links list with this blog.

    I am also posting your wonderful giveaway on my sidebar.

    Some of my favorite things are...

    Fresh cut flowers. A sunrise, as well as a sunset. Baby fragile and sweet. And of course anything that makes me smile.

    Have a gret day Linda.

  50. Oh my Gosh, You learn something everyday...I love the shoe! My hubby found a shoe behind the fireplace in a log cabin he was tearing down to be relocated. I just ran to tell him what it was! Now we know! Thank you and it's an awesome give away!

  51. just found your blog, love it...some of my favorite things, roses, pink, chippy paint, rusty items, and baseball. thank you for letting me enter your awesome giveaway.

  52. Please enter me in your givaway!! Thanks

  53. I love your giveaway...please enter me!1 Some of my favorite things are: The Lord, family, friends,chocolate,summer rain, winter storms,Christmas, CHOCOLATE!!


Thank you so much for stopping by. I appreciate your visit ! Blessings, Linda