Thursday, August 6, 2009

200th Post Give Back !!!



At some point within the next two weeks, I will, incredibly, publish my 200th post! In anticipation of this, I have been thinking about what to do about a 200th post Give-Away or as I like to call it a Give-Back to all my friends in this wonderful blogging community.



At the same time, I have been thinking about, with great anticipation, the approaching Madison Bouckville Antique Show which I have been going to every August for many years now..... The towns of Madison and Bouckville are midway between Syracuse and Utica, NY. They are filled with many antique shops and the week leading up to this annual event, the streets and fields are full of dealers and collectors. The show this year will be on Saturday and Sunday, August 15th and 16th. Set up and early buying is on Friday...but beginning Tuesday, the 11th .....Route 20 is lined with fields of peripheral dealers who trade and sell up until the main event on the weekend.



When Kate was a little girl....she and I would go midweek and shop all the dealers who were set up along the street and in the fields....Kate was quite the trooper and was always on the lookout for girlie things...like ponies and kittens and pretty sparkly baubles....She drove a hard bargain and many times dealers, looking down into that sweet smiling face, would simply give her whatever her heart's desire....



In recent years, I have either traveled by myself or with my good pal Paula (you will remember all the pictures of her home and garden from the tour in June). We try to do this show and the Brimfield show in Massachusetts once or twice a year.....When I go with Paula...we do it right....the big time.....the actual show....pay the early bird fee and go for several days! Paula and I are kindred spirits and very good antiquing and junking partners...The first time my parents met Paula up at the lake after a particularly successful buying trip in Madison.....my Mom remarked...."I think she loves junk as much as Laura!"



Anyway....this year.....we invited good friends Carole of Maynard Greenhouse in Old Saybrook, CT and Deanna of Gather, a wonderful shop in Ivoryton, CT, to join us for a fun filled girls' weekend of antiquing and junking! Evi, our dear friend and the renowned doll maker, is trying to work things out so that she can come as well....but at the moment her family and most particularly her darling grandchildren need her so it may not work out this time...(we will miss her).



Now....to get to the part that involves all of YOU!
To celebrate my impending 200th post....
I would like to offer the winner of this GIVE BACK.....my services as their personal shopper at the Madison Bouckville Antique Show this year!
You tell me what to look for! You tell me what you collect! Is it Linens? Kitchenware? Ephemera? Sewing Collectibles? Old Millinery Flowers? Vintage Jewelry?
I will do my very best to find the perfect treasure for the winner of my Give-Back!



If this sounds interesting and fun all you have to do is leave a comment before midnight, next Tuesday, August 11th....and I will enter you in my GIVE BACK!
If you would like a second chance to win....mention this GIVE BACK on your blog and let me know so I can put your name in the hat twice.....



Be sure to leave contact information in your comment so I can reach you if you do not keep a blog and be sure to tell me what you want me to look for while I "shop till I drop" at this fabulous event!
This Give Back is open to everyone! (My first Give Back for my 100th post was won by Christina in Sweden!)
I hope you decide to "come along with us" next week and I will do the leg work and hunt for your heart's desire.....

162 comments:

Lenore said...

Wow, Laura, what a wonderful give away...give back!!!
Would love a vintage chintz tea cup and saucer or some vintage mother of pearl buttons.

DeeDee said...

Oh I love your blog idea giveaway...I love old sewing items..buttons, laces and linens..victorian is my style...blacks and white and a bit of burgandy

visit me at: deedeescraftspot.blogspot.com

and see my style..have fun shopping and congrats on 200 posts...

icandy... said...

Wow! The 200th post... I know you'll make it a goodie! Congrats!!!

Christina :)

Junkin' Yaya said...

YEEHAW!!! Throw my name in that Yaya crown!!! :) You are so sweet to do this for all us bloggers...thank you...thank you...and thank you!

xo...deb

jade said...

Congratulations to your 200th post, dear Laura!!!!! With your artistic eye you are such a great inspiration to all of us, every day!!! 200 posts and all of them just wonderful........thank you sooo much dear Laura!!!!!! And the most important of all - your not only sharing all the wonderful treasures with us............you are such a loveley person with a big heart!!! Would like to tell you so much more, but i´m at the end with my english ;))!!!!
Wish you a very nice weekend and thank you for telleing about this great Antique Show and all the beautiful pictures.......it must be wonderful there.......i would love it!!!!!

Loveley greetings, Hugs Jade

Florence said...

That all sounds great and congratulations on your 200th post wow.

Vintage Junky said...

Oh I love ironstone and mercury glass and would love to shop with you!
Michelle

ceekay said...

What a wonderful idea! Congrats on 200 posts and here to 200 wonderful more.

Magdalena said...

Dear Laura,
here I am,looking at your beautiful pictures and thinking...when I`m in places such as you will visit,I feel that I´m in heaven...I would love to be there with you,but...it isn´t as easy as I would like it to be...
and if you ask me what to look for...I totaly trust your good eye and feeling!
Congratulations on your 200th post!
Hugs,and have a creative and lovely weekend.
Magdalena at Color Sepia

Barb said...

Congratulations on your upcoming 200th post.
I know you many more up your sleeve, and they are all be so very interesting and fun.
Hmmm. What would i choose if I won? Well, I love about everything you mentioned, maybe buttons, or cream iron stone (little pitchers my favorite), or frames, or millinery.

I would love anything!!

Thanks for such a great Give BAck!!

Blessings,
Barbara Jean

Joan@anythinsggoeshere said...

Just want to say congrats on 200 posts. And as before I will decline on a giveback, but I think it is a wonderful opportunity for someone to have you as their personal shopper! Whoever wins will be very lucky! Congrats again to a wonderful blogger! xo Joan

LiLi M. said...

Hi there, I don't know whether your give back is open to international bloggers,but that doesn't matter really. I thought your 200th post was enough celebration to me to congratulate you with that and to tell you that I so enjoy your blog as a lurker over here. Keep on coming these beautiful and interesting posts! Thanks!

Bonjade said...

Congratulations and up for some hundreds more.
I love your blog so much.
What I collect...hmmmmm....so many things. I love all the items above on your pictures.
But to mention one thing is pink email (if I say this right in english), but that is so difficult to find....
Nice weekend

Julie@beingRUBY said...

WOW... 200... excellent work!! I think your 'giveback' is a wonderful way to describe this celebration. And Personal Shopper!! that's just perfect!! x Julie

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Laura, what an absolutely brilliant idea for your giveback! Such an original and fantastic idea! Of course I would love to have you as my own personal flea market shopper. Congrats on the upcoming 200th post.

cheryl kuhn said...

I cannot believe that you are ready for your 200th post, that is amazing. I would love to be able to shop with you but since I can't I would love you to be able to find me all the little rusty junk that you can!!

misselaineous said...

Lovely Laura...please, pretty please, enter my name in your giveback..love that title. Your photos inspire us all...wonderful, always. *elaine*

patricia@ReFind Home&Garden said...

Wow Laura, what a wonderful idea! I know you don't realize it but your blog brings a smile to my face every morning. I'm sure many would agree when I say how inspiring you are. Keep em coming and congratulations on your 200th post! Oh yeah, and I collect grain sacks, old lace, and ironstone of course! Have a wonderful day, Patricia

chickie said...

Inspiration ,talent and the passion you have to give come out each time I come to visit your blog.Congradulations on your 200th post.I am kinda new to starting my own blog.I have enjoyed doing it and getting to know wonderful people.What a great give back.This will inspire me to do more and its so fun at the same time.Fun Finds 2 U...Chickie from chickievintagechic.blogspot.cpm

kate said...

congrates on your 200th post, doesnt time fly, I love old covered butter dishes, they are harder to find here in the states, but when i was in UK, i found tons of them, always thought i should buy in UK and sell here!@!! hope you have lots of fun
kate

NMK said...

Isn't it just great to have such good friends who love to treasure hunt with you and help you find the most special souvenirs of the day !!!! My good friend Dina & I just Love Junk Too !!!! Happy Hunting !!!!

tales from an oc cottage said...

How amazing!!!! What fun!


m ^..^

Musings of a Sea Witch said...

Wow, 200 posts...I'm getting excited about reaching my first 50 in a few weeks. These blogs have opened up so many wonderful worlds and friends. Whta to choose, what to choose, everything you have shown is "doable" and wold be a wonderful give away. Am fond of the collections of vintage watches and old photos. No matter what you choose, it will e wonderful...enjoy the hunt.

Carol said...

Oh my goodnesss Laura, how special it would feel to be important enough to have my own personal shopper. I love children's little teacups. And I would love to find a lovely old grain sack to make the perfect pillow out of.
Your blog is beautiful, congrats on your 200th
post.
Smiles,

Carol Casey
jcdas@msn.com

Petit Coterie said...

What an amazing give back! Love your blog!
Please enter my name for your 200th post.

Michelle

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Laura, what a great prize to win. Congrats on your 200th post. Give me a minute and link your giveaway on my blog. I'd love to receive the bottons or the linens or pictures, love it all!

Jenny said...

Laura, thank you for this opportunity-I would like to be in the running for this. If I were to be the lucky winner, I would love old calling cards or ironstone (plain white or with teal transfer). Have fun with your drawing and the show afterwards!

sweetpea said...

What an original and wonderful idea for a giveaway! I collect old clocks and clock faces as well as grain sacks. Oh and ironstone that has turned brown and crackly. Please enter me and I'll put your link on my blog as well.

Hugs,
Shelley

Christina said...

Congrats on 200 posts! I am hoping to make the trip too, I am only about an hour away! It is such a great place! I love old wood crates,small boxes, skeleton keys and buttons.

Jenny said...

Just put a link on my blog for another chance!

Lori said...

i recently went for a girls weekend with friends that i met in blogland for some shopping in leesburg, va...we had such a good time...i hope you have that much fun on your trip also...what a clever idea for a giveaway...i would love a chance to win...i have a huge passion for millinery, and it is so hard for me to find here in ohio...

chat persan said...

Bonjour, j'aimerai simplement que tu viennes me rendre une petite visite sur mon blog "Le grenier de l'ange", moi j'adore toutes les choses qui ont une âme, même un vieil ustensile de cuisine, ou un vieux bouton qui est original et surtout ancien... Mais j'attends ta visite avec impatience, je vais te mettre dans mes liens, car ton numéro 52 est l'année de ma naissance... mais chut!!! faut pas le dire c'est un secret!!!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Looks like you are already giving back with your beautiful post! I love vintage mini perfume bottles, old postcards with beautiful script on the back, old photos, even though I do not know who they are, they were someone's family once, they become mine...

quiltinthingsforyou said...

I would love to be entered in your 200 post give back. Please include me in the draw. I love just about everything old, shabby, sewing etc. etc. If I were the lucky winner you could surprise me. I am going to look this place up as it sounds wonderful. Love your blog.

Di Cuore said...

Congrats!!
Hi from Italy!

G.

Ticking stripes said...

What a fabulous idea! Also loving old wood boxes, buttons, vintage millinery flowers. Please enter me!
Thank you , Wend

quiltinthingsforyou said...

Thanks for the information on this show. I checked it out and am going to put in on my calendar for next year (I need to save some money). It's only about 3 hours away so I really hope I can make it next time. Have fun at the show- wish I could be there. ;0(

Deb said...

Congratulations on your 200th post! I loved this post - your daughter Kate sounds like my daughter (also Kate)who has gone with me to garage sales and auctions since she was a baby :-)I think she's the reason I got so many good deals too :-) I've been looking for a flower frog & skeleton keys with no luck for ages!
I'd love to be entered in your giveaway - thank you ♥

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Such a creative idea and so customed tailored to the winner. I'll be fun to help you treasure hunt just for them.
Just got by computer to start back up... thought it was a goner til george(dubbed computer whisperer)got it going... wphhheww!
Counting the days!
Carole

The Feathered Nest said...

Happy 200th Post Laura!!!! I'm so very glad that you're here, sharing your wonderful finds and taste ~ I wish you many, many more posts to come!!! I love beautiful old ecru lace, stains and holes are no problem, old tattered books, especially those with beautiful nature graphics and sweet cream or tan doll dresses, stains and holes are fine here too!!! What a wonderful idea Laura ~ I'm off to share the news on my blog too! xxoo, Dawn

Anonymous said...

hi Laura'
I am still trying to get this trip together!!!!!!!!!!!
Can't believe it is your 200th blog!Do you remember when we all sat together and talked about it in febuary, and here I am still procrastinating on what I am going to do. You have given us all such great pleasure, dear friend. Ebbie and I wish you thousands more!
Love you and hope to be with you girls,
Evi

mary beth said...

what a fun time you will have! I am green with envy! I have just discovered your site and am loving it! Bring back some old blue/green bottoes or old shutters with intriguing colors and I will say you had a successful day!

Sharon said...

Laura heres to 200 more wonderful posts. I am a follower and truly love your posts. Being a crazy quilter I love old lace, charms etc, the choice is yours. I have my fingers crossed. Have a great weekend. Sharon

Lisa said...

Oh I want to go shopping! I cannot wait to see what you find! A Give Back is PERFECT clever you thinking up the name!!! I will certainly add you to a pot and get you visitors EVEN though I'd rather have a better chance with less people hehehe!
Hugs, Lisa

Celticlass said...

200 posts is awesome. Your blog always makes me smile. I have fond memories of shopping with my daughters. Have never been to that sale as I am on the other US Coast. Hope you and your friends have a wonderful shopping trip.
Many Blessings, Erin

Elyse said...

what a generous and fun idea for a giveaway! please count me in.

last month i did lots of shopping at brimfield and along cape cod for a swap partner and it was the most fun. you will enjoy this for sure.

xo

Martha's Favorites said...

Love your post and I am so happy for your 200th post. Your give back idea is great. Here's hoping I am the lucky one. Martha

Caroline said...

Congrats on 200 posts Laura...if your giveaway is international I would love to be included. I am from Canada. I love anything old and vintage...shabby chic is my decorating style.

ang diehl said...

I adore your blog & look forward to your thoughts, ideas & photos. I'd love to be included in your giveback. Cheers to your 200th post. xo angie diehl =)

Kay said...

Wow, what a fabulous idea...everything you show on your blog is wonderful..so whatever you find will be wonderful to!! Count me in!!!
Kay xx

Les Cotrions said...

Cioa Laura! Congratulations on your 200 posts! Your give-back sounds faboulous! All you mentioned seem to be very nice! You always share so gorgeous stuffs!
I'm going to link your post!
Have a great week end!!!
Big hugs from a very hot Ialy!
Vale

peet said...

200 Posts thats a lot!! I like them all !!
wow i would like too come whith you too the market ...
I collect a lot ,but the most i like white linens and french postcards .( the one with children on it ohhh so cute ... )
I hope you have a nice day on the antiqe show !a lot off love from holland

Peet

Sue Anne said...

Shopping with your girlfriends, is there anything better?.... Hope you have 200 more!

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

What a wonderful idea!! How awesome to have you go shopping for me, My tastes is yours, you have fabulous tastes! So that will be easy!! Blessings, Janna

vicki archer said...

What a lovely and thoughtful giveaway although I wish I could be there with you girls, it sounds like such fun and a great flea market...Have a wonderful weekend, xv.

Rostrose said...

O dear Laura, I guess I've got it, I'm the 44th felicitator! What a wonderful square-cut number ;-) (Not the same quality like your fine round 200 I'm afraid...) Most of the things I wanted to tell you are already written by all the other congratulators. So I just tell you, that I am so happy to know you and your subtle eye, your good ideas, your aesthetic, inspiring blog...!!! This makes me happy!!! It doesn't matter to win or not to win cause getting to know you seems to be the best price, I think. (But if I really would win you know I love old postcards and photographs :-)) And now for something completely different: Have you ever been to Portugal? My newest blogpost shows some white impressions of this wonderful country. And i forgot to say: If the google translater is too funny you can ask me for a better translation ;-)
Take care, Traude

Randi said...

Congratulations on your 200th! I will post a link to you on my blog.

Chrissy said...

Oh Laura, you are such a good soul...who else would do a give away like this!!! Hope you are having a great weekend,talk soon,Chrissy

Lelia said...

Congrats on your 200th post!

For me, it is buttons --- all shapes, sizes, colors, etc. I just love them : )

leliaevelyn (at) gmail (dot) com

Lilla Blanka said...

Hi Laura!

Congrats on your 200th post!
I´ll look forward to 200 more ♥
Thanks for the inspiration you give us, you are so sweet!

Mia

Catherine said...

How sweeeet! Congrat's on you're upcoming 200th post!!~ Hope there will be lots more! I don't think I've mentioned before but love the pic on you're header~ I love old cloche's~those are some beautiful ones!
I like to collect lots of things~old linens,old books,especially love kitchenware, blue & white dishes,skeleton keys,buttons...you know how it is once you get into collecting~the skies the limit! :)
Hope you are enjoying a beautiful weekend!
Cat

Little Lovables said...

congrats on all of those posts, what a fun giveaway!

June said...

WOW! What a great idea!!! What I wouldn't give to have you as a personal shopper anywhere!
Smiles,
June

Jean said...

What a wonderful giveaway. How very exciting to have you shop for that special treasure.
Thanks so much and please enter me.
Jean in Virginia
JCEBASKETS@cox.net

The Green Pea said...

Wow! 200th post, how exciting for you. I love your blog. Sandi

Windlost said...

Are you kidding!? What a wonderful giveaway. I love the idea of you searching for the perfect gift, but when will you have time to shop for you!!???

I love historical looking etchings and drawings - line drawings, sketches, B&W engravings, things that look old-fashioned and elegant - you know, those old framed prints or even photos you see in bins that need to be cleaned up and re-framed. I have a small collection of them.

So if I win, that's what I'd pick - a pretty historical etching or drawing with or without the frame!

Congrats on your 200th - you don't seem that old!! ;)

Terri xo

Windlost said...

Congrats on your 200th. I just left a long comment, but I think Google ate it!

This is such a lovely prize. I collect old etchings and drawings, stuff in old frames that I can reframe, things that are B&W or etchings that look historical. So that's what I would pick.

Maybe my comment will come twice - having trouble with some comments these days! Sorry if it appears twice.

Congrats again on your 200th! What an accomplishment and glad that I've found you.

Terri xo

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Laura,
Congrats on your 200th post. I love your idea! How special for one lucky winner!
I've been searching this summer for skeleton keys...no such luck.
Have a wonderful trip,
~Amy

Lavande said...

It's so nice, You want to know Us better through ours hobbys, things we like the most...

So i'ii share with You my passion:) i love lavander in every shape, every form..I like lavander flowers with laces. I also collect old linens..

Vanessa {Bloom Right Here!} said...

Oh, I just love your blog! The photos are so inspiring. What a sweet giveaway. Can't say I've ever had a personal shopper. Sure would be fun! I love anything with letters or numbers on it, feed sacks, buttons....

Linda said...

What a wonderful, thoughtful giveaway...I'd love to be the beneficiary of your shopping talents. Congratulations on your 200th post!

Linda said...

What a wonderful and thoughtful giveaway...I'd love to be the beneficiary of your shopping talents! Congratulations on your 200th post!

Laurie said...

What a wonderful giveaway - creative and generous! Please count me in!

aimee said...

i have mentioned your treasure of a blog on my blog. i'd love another chance :) have great time.
blessings,
aimee

Wizard of Was said...

What a great idea, Laura. Congrad on your 200th post. I lot of work and thought goes into so many posts. Since I live in California and have been to upstate New York only twice, I would love anything that represents Fulton, Oswego Co., New York. I', sure that's like finding a needle in a haystack, but to me worth the asking... My late father was born there and the town is very dear to my heart...so that's it, my request. Have fun on you shopping adventlure!
Gale

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Congratulations! I'm new to your blog but will add it to my "follow" list. ; )
~Michele

Linda K. said...

200 posts! WOW! I do love your ideas and your blog is so inspirational. Haven't been here in a while and so glad I stopped by. Anything vintage sewing; buttons, thimbles, old lace, wood spools, and the list goes on, that's my current obsession, tomorrow it might be watch dials again. And the day after that it could be vintage hankies! My favorite color must be plaid, I can never make up my mind! Thanks, Laura and may you post another 200 times!
Linda

Vinglefrøken said...

Wow - what an exciting giveback! I'm from Norway and would have loved to go to this show myself, but the travel is a bit too far... So it would be truly fun to win you as a personal shopper for me instead! I love surprises, so if I'm the lucky winner, I would be happy either way to see what you would pick.:-) Enjoy your trip and hope you find a lot of bargains on your shopping! :-)

cakegirl said...

What a great and unique giveaway!! Congratulations on your 200th post - that is an amazing feat.

Vinglefrøken said...

Forgot to mention - I've linked to your giveback at my own blog, at the sidebar on the top. :-)

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

WOW! This sounds like a great giveaway!!
:)
~Becca~

Linda Crispell said...

What a wonderful prize! You clearly have an eye for lovely things, I would love you to be my personal shopper.

trash talk said...

Wow, the line sure is long to get here! 200 posts is an amazing feat, but everyone of them have been a treat for the eyes.
Have a wonderful time shopping! Mercury glass is my passion...if it's not too dear...otherwise I'll have what your having!
Debbie

Nancy said...

Congrats on your 200th post!!! Since I am at around 20, I am in awe! You have a lovely blog and I always visit! Your giveaway is amazing! I do collect transferware and little cream pitchers, but with YOU as personal shopper-anything you like -I would love!
~Nancy

bettyann said...

congrats on your 200th..her's to the next 200...I love old postcards and bit of old letters ...thank you ..langleygirl.blogspot.com

Charlene said...

Oh you lucky girl!!!! You & your friends will have a blast. I went to Brimfield ONCE & it was amazing! I love lace, pearl buttons, vintage millenary, sooooo many things it would be hard to choose. I would love to win your give away. I will post about it on Tuesday (because I have already done my Met Monday post)so, please enter me twice. Hope you have great success with your give away. Thank you

Megan Chamberlain said...

What an amazing trip, I think everyone wishes they could go with you. Please enter my name in your draw.

Kelli Bear Haven said...

Sweet Pea sent me and I would love to win your giveaway and congrat on your 200th post.

kelli_loves_sharks@yahoo.com

Sally L. Smith said...

Oh, yes, please count me in. I love lace like you have here, old lacey hankies, beautiful shell buttons, rhinestone anythings, pearls, roses and old falling apart books--to name a few. What a great give away. Thanks.
Sally

Sheila R said...

What a wonderful give back! To have my own personal shopper! Wish I could be a little mouse in your luggage! I love vintage ecru lace, linens and clock faces.

I'm off to put your information on my blog...

Floss said...

How generous and exciting! I would be overawed to have you as my personal shopper - this is a great offer, Laura! I shall mention your generosity on my post today and I would absolutely love, if I won, to have something typically American - maybe old fabric or somthing else light to post, but Americana is really exotic to my European eyes!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow - this is great. It's like having my own personal shopper - if I'm chosen, that is. Your Give Back is a great idea, too, by the way! Should you chose my name, I'd like for you to look for bird-related items, millinery flowers, vintage crocheted pieces, anything rusted or tarnished, skeleton keys, unusual buttons, small wood drawers or baby shoes (in no particular order.) Congrats on your posts and wonderful blog, too. You ROCK! SuZeQ @ kosec@sbcglobal.net

Karen said...

What a lovely give back!! I haven't even reached my 100th post yet so I am impressed!!
I collect anything sewing: buttons, lace, fabric, rayon seam binding!! Have a splendid day!

Candy said...

What a fun giveaway you have planned. I have been see different projects with Millinery flowers but have never search for any. I don't even know how expensive they might be. Have a blast on your annual outing. Now I'm off to post you giveaway on my side bar. Thanks ;-)

sue said...

Yee ha! I soooooo wish I could go to Madison-Bouckville, but work and visiting guests and that pesky LONG DRIVE prohibit. I'm loving your giveaway and will post about it on my blog. Should I win, I'll let you know what I'm jonesing for! XOXOX

madrekarin said...

What a wonderful idea! I just popped over from Dawn's The Feathered Nest. How have I missed your blog until now? It is beautiful! I'm sharing your giveaway on my blog as soon as I finish typing this!
PS- I'm a vintage textile girl.

Michela said...

Hi Laura!
Congratulations on your 200th post!
I've just found you through Troc Broc and Recup..you're so generous!
Don't count me in, please, I've dropped by just to say hello!
Greetings from Italy

Marietta said...

Congrats...and will be looking forward to 200 more lovely post... I will link you.... This is a new and very good idea.... I always love rhinestone vintage jewelry or rhinestone vintage buttons..... Thanks so much for sharing.....

Primitive Seasons said...

What a fun give away! I love your posts and must congratulate you. Your blog is peaceful, calming, makes you think, provides inspiration and is my first stop of the day on most days. WOuld be honored to win!

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

Sandi said...

Wow what an amazing giveaway!! I would like a personal shopper to do all my shopping for me! CONGRATS on your 100th post coming up soon!!!!!
Blessings~

Betty said...

Congrats on your 200 posts!! And looking forward to 200 more. If its vintage, I like it...lol. Photos,linens,sewing supplies...whatever. Enjoy your outing and hope you find some good treasures.

Diva Kreszl said...

I am so happy to have stumbled on your blog and am now a follower!!! It was like finding someone who got all the little parts of me that most don't seem to understand...your site was like a true homecoming, thanks for making me feel welcome!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

200! Way to go! Loving this giveaway! I would love to go to the show in person! What would I want you to look for? Hmmm....

Amy

Anonymous said...

Hi Flea 52, i'm not a blogger, but i love your blogs recently discovered!! Love like you all the old staff that has a special flavour of the past time! I collect old iron basket, the one my Nan use to pick up eggs and fruits, I just love them! Congratularions for your amazing Blog, will follows it for the years to came!! Congratulations for yor 200 post!! Love
W. the Antiques Lovers from Italy!

Anonymous said...

I got your blog info from Dawn Edmondson. I love all of your beautiful "junk"!!!! And I wish I could go with you to the antique show. But I would love to have you hand-pick up something for me!
queenmarcy@bellsouth.net
www.queenmarcyoriginals.typepad.com

Nancy said...

Beautiful blog and such a generous soul behind this give back!
Congrats on the 200th post.. may there be more.
I would love to have you as my personal shopper.. not sure what I wouldn't like .. but old linens or buttons or white plates..
Hmm I could go on~!
Thanks for the blog!

Rowann said...

What FUN that will be...WISH i was there to go along... A SPLENDID IDEA ! Count me in... Rowann ...http://antiquesinoldtown.blogspot.com/

Carla said...

Fabulous & FUN give away. I had back surgery a while ago and don't get out like I used to. You have such a keen eye for lovely that it's easy enough to just say.."anything you'd love I would love!" Millinery flowers are so hard to come by in Vancouver they would be my first choice! Thanks so much for blogging with beauty.

Gail said...

Oooh,
This is a can't miss giveaway..sounds really fun! Thanks so much and I'll mention your giveaway on my blog as well....

Jamie said...

Love that idea - a giveback! Please count me in! I will mention it on my blog! I'm glad to have found yours! Jamie V in MT
http://rem-nants.blogspot.com
amzanioli@yahoo.com

Sweet Millie said...

Count me in, I am hoping to be there too, on Sunday. I linked to you from the Feathered Nest, its nice to finally find some Northeast bloggers. Thanks so much, I love your posts, I just spent way to much time looking back but I just couldn't resist.

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a great idea for a prize! Bloggers are sooo creative. genzoddy@hotmail.com
Karen

mitchiesmom said...

What a great give-away!! Love your blog...just tumbled across it and it is sooooo nice!! I'm a huge fan of ironstone....it reminds of my grandmother whom I miss terribly!!!!! Thanks for the opportunity!!
Robin
mitchiesmom

Lady Pamela said...

What a creative way to do a giveaway. If I were to win, I would love anything that you might find. Judging from your blog photos, you have great taste in decor. Surprise me!

Emilie M. Paper Fancies said...

Laura,
please enter me in to win,what a fun prize...I would love any little trinkets I can use in my crafting old papers,stamps,cards,ect anything with charm I love your style so I will leave it in your hands...I will add this to my blog so please enter me twice...yaaa I'm so excited hope I win...have fun blessings Emilie m.

VintageCrafter said...

Oh my!!!!I think this is the best giveaway EVER! I would be thrilled to bits to win it! If I were to be the lucky one I would have you look for ANYTHING victorian. It is really hard to find that vintage around here :)
***smiles***
Carol

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Laura
What a lovely idea for a giveaway! Congratulations on your 200th post! Wow it will take me ages to get to that! I wish I had more time, as I do love blogging. If I was lucky enough to be the winner, I love surprises so I would leave the choice to you. You have great taste so what ever it would be,I know I'd like it.
Take care
Isabelle x

ITALIAN PEASANT said...

GREAT BLOG, ENTER ME :) GIO

Michele said...

Congratulations on 200 beautiful posts! What a fantastic "Give Back" idea...so much fun!! I love English ironstone, bee skeps, skeleton keys, pocket watches, & anything vintage French. Would love to be treasure hunting with you! Have a fabulous time!

Warmly,
Michele
frogshell@mac.com

Livs Lyst said...

Am I in?!!!

Smile from Liv ;O)

PakwaBlue said...

Laura, I've meant to tell you how much I enjoy the images you post of your blog, great photography and styling. I am an image junkie - I crave pictures to look at! I think your giveaway is a very nice and creative gesture. I don't really collect anything - oh wait!!! Just post some images of wonderful things you could have bought and I'll be happy.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Happy 200th and what a great idea for a giveaway celebration! I am a sucker for vintage spun heads and old Christmas. Actually...truthfully... I collect about anything....

Beth Gales said...

Heard about you from Blessed and Distressed Blog and I am already a fan! I LOVE all vintage but would say jewelry catches my eye the most! Best wishes on your 200th post. Here's to many more!

Wendy said...

Congratulations on your 200th post. What a lovely blog. So beautiful and inspiring. Ü

Jill said...

Congratulations on your 200th post!! I will love to live vicariously through your blog your upcoming shopping adventure.
What would I want? I collect just about everything. How about sewing collectibles, anything art deco, photos from the 20s to 40s...
Have a great trip!
jrruskamp@msn.com
www.jillruth.blogpot.com

Roberta said...

Gorgeous pics! 200 posts? Oh my! Bravo!
Count me in although I'd rather be shopping alongside you. I would be searching for a vintage grain sack w/ a blue or faded red stripe.
Roberta

svelteSTUFF said...

TOO FUN!
Love your blog!
If you find any of those tacky 1950's sweater clips or VERA (Neumann) anything - grab them! (IF I win your wonderful 'give back' - if not, leave them, so that I can grab them!!)

Kris Shedarowich said...

First Congratulations on your 200th post! I hope you get 200 comments to go with it! Wouldn't that be a pip!!! You have a wonderful blog - and I really enjoy it - so thank you for that too! It sounds like you are going to have more than a marvelous time treasure hunting!!! I love old paper and photos, those nifty red shoes in your photo the eight ball and old keys! Paris! Enjoy yourself Laura!

Kris Shedarowich

Kris Shedarowich said...

First Congratulations on your 200th post - I hope you get 200 comments to go with it - now wouldn't that be a pip!! :) I love your blog! It is really fantastic and I know you are going to have a marvelous time at the show - golly, what an event! What a day!!! Dreaming and wishing I was there! Some of my passions are old interesting keys, photos, those cute red shoes in your post or old time pieces. Thanks so much for your great work!
Kris Shedarowich :) Enjoy the show - L'chiem!

she dreams big! said...

Quite an accomplishment! 200 posts! How I wish I could go hunting with you. I would definately look for old books with fabulous paper and sparkly, vintage jewelry. Ephemera of any kind and interesting shaped bottles. Anything black and white, oh, I could go on and on! Please sign me up for your generous give-back! uffda_68787@yahoo.com

Cathy K said...

OMG, I already count myself lucky in finding your blog (referred by The Feathered Nest). Just finished a giveaway on my blog, but from now on I'm "borrowing" your title of "Giveback" (as mine are always PIF's, too). Your blog is exquisite, and I'm going to go back and start at the beginning to read all 200. And you're in my Google Reader now! I love vintage embroidered linens, laces & aprons. Well, I could go on forever about what I love, but suffice it to say your taste is impeccable, so just have fun shopping and be sure to share pictures with us! Big hugs, Cathy K

Tami SouthStreetShabby.blogspot.com said...

Laura,
I live close, but can't make it this week to Bouckville! So...if you find yourself shopping for me, keep in mind that I'm a painter/artist that is redecorating my office/studio. Love all the pics you post...so let that be your guide! Thanks for considering all of us, Tami E.

KarenSue said...

OK-better late then never! You surprise me. I love your style.
Pick me Pick me! Plzzzzzzzzzzz

BellaRosa said...

Amazing 200 posts! I have like 11 on my blog so far :) I love your blog and have been lurking on it for some time now. You take beautiful pictures and write some wonderful posts, I alway have a a wonderful visit here. My stars what would I love from your treasure hunt....vintage wax seal stamps, old baby shoes and dresses, like the lil see thru slips etc.in creams or pinks, some gorgeous baby bonets and well anything like you get for yourself because everything that you have shown is just exquisite. Now I will run to my lil blog and even though I am kinda late to this give back, I will post about it too, hey the plus is now I will have 12 posts, Dawn of the Feathered Nest will be so proud of me :) I hope you have hundreds more posts, because it just means more beauty for us to enjoy. Rose

Tami SouthStreetShabby.blogspot.com said...

Oops...forgot to tell you that I also linked to your blog in a post on mine!
Tami E.

kim said...

Enjoyable blog...love the great pics and love Channings "My Symphony", what wonderful words to live by! Thank you.

Mandi said...

I love your blog! What a wonderful way to celebrate it...with a fab give-away! I adore old white buttons. What stories could they tell about where they had been? Wonderful pictures all along, thanks for the eye candy!

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a luxury that someone will get their own personal shopper for a day! Sign me up as one of the hopefuls!! Old linens and lace, old garden handtools, anything bird themed! I found your blog and put it in my favorites awhile back and I am so glad I did! It's inspirational every time I look at it. Thanks for doing this giveaway and congrats on your beautiful blogging. Nancy at wit_knit@hotmail.com

marigold jam said...

What fun! I wish I could come with you. Love your blog and the lovely photos you post.

Jane

Piney Rose said...

I love this giveaway better than any yet! Winning this would be like having your own personal shopper at a great event that you cannot attend....Woo hoo! Count me in please!!!

My Arts Desire said...

Your blog is beautimous...that is better than beautiful, by the way! Congrats on your 200th post. A labor of love, indeed.

The French Bear said...

This is so exciting!!! What a generous giveaway!!! I would be in Heaven, we have nothing here in Alberta like that, everything is so expensive. I would love anything, you have fantastic ideas!! Old baby shoes, ballet shoes, ribbon, spools, old photos, boxes, old sewing baskets, wow, so much stuff, I only dream of ever finding!!
I will post about your giveaway after I come home from work!
Thanks,
Margaret B
www.thefrenchbear.ca

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

What an absolutely wonderful and unique giveaway...have any room for a stowaway.

CaraM said...

I'm on the lookout for so many things - I wouldn't know where to begin!

This is a fabulous and unique giveaway!

Thanks for the chance!

Caitlin said...

Such a great idea for a give back! I would love buttons, fabric and photos.

Jacqueline said...

Hi Laura,
Congrats on reaching your 200th post...what an achievement...I'm still under 40 and it seems like an age !!!!! so I can't imagine reaching the dizzy hieghts of 200.I wish you all a fabulous time on your trip and as for the giveaway, I think a little Lauraism would be perfect.XXXX

christine annette said...

Congrat on 200 posts! What a fabulous giveaway!
I love Romantic-Cottage-French Things. I love sparkles, buttons, fabrics, papers, white chippy stuff, ironstone, etc. My list could go on and on, but you get the idea.

Christine

janetscreations77blogspot.com said...

Hi! I just found you. Photos are great. An old canning jar filled with Queen Anne's lace -- gorgeous. I'm going to go pick me a jar full as soon as I get my shoes on. And a free giveaway? Wow, I love everything old, especially fabrics, linens, buttons, photos, etc. Keep up the good work.

leslie said...

i'm a new fan and subscriber! i sew using vintage textiles....i guess you could say i'm obsessed with vintage textiles......i wrote a short piece for thefrenchcupboard.com's journal recently about yearning for fall's sweater weather that reminded me of your latest entry! cannot wait for fall too! thank you for the energy you put into your blog work.
leslie

Utah Grammie said...

I have always wanted a personal shopper - and now you're offering it to us? How simply wonderful:-)

Thanks for the chance and have a great week !

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 200th post! I wish I could go 'fleaing' with you. I just went to a garage sale and bought a box of blue ball jars for 50 cents! We have some land that is FULL of Queen Anne's Lace. I'm going to go there (20 minutes from our house) and pick a huge jar full! Beautiful idea! Cindy @ villagegardeners@aol.com

Judy said...

I will be at Bouckville tomorrow with some friends searching through all the treasures for that one special got to have item. I am always on the look out for old kitchen items, dolls, baskets, quilts, vintage sewing items. What a great idea. Congratulations on your 200th post.

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

My own personal shopper- wow- Never had that experience before! Please enter me! I have so many things I like that I would love to add to I can not pin down anyone thing - I promise I'll have it pinned down if I am picked!

blessings
mary

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Oops forgot to mention that I posted about your giveaway on my blog!

Heidi said...

Congrats! Oh my! what a great idea for a give-back! those 200 posts sure went down easy! I am quite certain I could come up with something fun for you to shop for, for me :)
Heidi

bella shabby said...

Wow! 200 hundred posts - congratulations! What a fun give back idea. I love brown and white transferware and old engraved trophies. Thanks SO much for your generousity! Sue

Rachel said...

What a fun idea! Shopping and giving back nice combo! Congrats on 200!

stefanie said...

how sweet of you, if i won i would really like to have a pink millinery rose, i have never found one at all the flea markets here, please come visit and enter my giveaway.

chat persan said...

Recoucou c'est encore Chat persan, je voulais te proposer un petit échange, un petit truc antique qui vient de ton pays, et moi je t'en enverrai un de mon pays, ce serait sympa (par exemple pour moi un vieil ours en peluche) du début du siècle dernier...
Bon j'attends ta visite dans mon grenier.
Grosses bises

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog and you look like my kind of gal! Love antiquing and junking and have been doing it for years. I'd love for you to be my personal shopper. What a fun time it sounds like you have - I was lucky enough to get to go to Brimfield once a few years ago and it was heaven! In any event hope you have a great adventure. Jill

Chany said...

Hello, Im Chany the Argentina, your blog is wonderful, congratulaciones!!!
My ingles is very, very bad, sorry.

Chany.-

Tish Jaconetti said...

You have great taste, look forward to seeing more!
Tish