Wednesday, July 21, 2010

500 POSTS GIVE-BACK !



Yes, it is true.
I have just about reached 500 posts.
Who knew that I would have that much to ramble on about?
Who knew that I would have that many things to show you?



Mr. Flea knew.
Starla knew.



Well, now it's time to Give Back to all of you who have been so gracious, generous and kind...
Thank you for welcoming me into this community with open arms...
Thank you for allowing me to express myself and for all your encouragement.



Thank you for your inspiration, your creative ideas, your beautiful blogs, your kind comments and your support.



This 500th Post Give-Back is going to be your choice...
You choose...
...because we are all different...



The winner will receive a $52 gift certificate to the online store of their choice...
...It can be any online store....any Etsy shop...

I have my favorites...
...and you have yours!

You choose!



OR....

The winner can have me choose 52 things from my stash of vintage treasures...

...a mix of buttons, vintage trims, clock faces, ephemera, millinery flowers, art papers, religious metals, old keys...etc., etc.

If the winner picks this option, I will select vintage items from my many collections to reflect the winner's tastes and wishes!



I wanted to make this Give-Back very special...
...from my heart...
...and my home...
to you...



...and I wanted to make it personal...
because...

...YOU are important to me...



This 500th Post Give-Back is open to every one...
...it doesn't matter where you live in this beautiful world...

You do not have to be a follower of 52 FLEA ...
You do not have to have your own blog...



...but I am grateful to those who follow along.
It makes me feel pretty good to know you want to come back and visit again...so thank you!

...and I am thankful to those who take the time to leave a comment.
Your kind words make my day!



To have one chance to win....simply leave a comment on this post.

To have two chances to win....tell me if you are a follower.

To have three chances to win...
...please spread the word by posting about this give-back or listing it on your sidebar....
...and then let me know you did.

On August 1st one winner will be randomly selected ...
... the winner may choose either

the gift certificate
OR
the surprise package !

Good Luck friends!

Again....a sincere thank you!

466 comments:

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೫✿ My lucky ✿೫ said...

Do not make me become a fan. He says "Request-URI Too Large".
My lucky.

The Feathered Nest said...

Laura!!! Happy 500th Post sweetie!!!!! My goodness...500 posts of beauty, of sharing and wonderfulness!! I wish you MANY more posts ahead for our sakes :) I would love to win ANYTHING at all from you sweet friend....hugs and love, Dawn

The Feathered Nest said...

I am now a follower too!!! xxoo

Mindy said...

I always enjoy reading your blog! Congrats on reaching 500!

Ana Maria said...

Hello Laura,
Congratulations! I would love to win, but in this case it is especially true that winning is not the object of my comment. I want to tell you that I truly appreciate your blog and read it faithfully every day. It is obvious that everything you write about is from your heart.

Thank you for sharing your life with us! God bless you! And know that your mother is in my prayers. .................. Ana María

Rummet för välbefinnande said...

Absolutely fantastic....
I´m a follower and I´m going to add a link on my blog about your give-away. So - 3 possibilities for me, thank you!
Wish you a nice week and thank you for all the inspiration that you give us all!
Hugs from Mia

Rhonda said...

Dear Laura,
I am a follower of your blog. I love the finds that you post and after this I have to go back to the top and look at the pictures that I missed by reading. Congrats on the postings, we're glad you do this. I myself do not post much but love to get inspiration from your site. Thanks for being there.

Sincerely,
Rhonda
Fort Worth, TX

Jane said...

I love your blog Laura and so admire your photography and love your collections. I read your blog every day and have your blog on my side bar. My blog 'Notes over the Pond' is actually for my family because we are spread apart and my daughter lives in New York. As a designer, she loves vintage and unusual finds.
Congratulations on all your posts, I will continue to follow you every day.

Denise said...

Please add me to this gigantic growing list!
What a super generous giveaway!
Congratulations on 500 (soon will be 552!)...!

Rochelle said...

500!! WOW! I've got another 300 to catch up to you! What a generous giveaway you are offering. I myself would go for the "vintage stash" you have....and being that I am a follower, I guess I have 2 shots at it! :)
-Rochelle

lifespassion said...

I'm a follower and a blogger wannabe but so far it's more fun reading them than doing one! Love your blog - I usually head on over from TOT. Congrats on your 500 posts and keep 'em comin'!

Deb said...

I'd love to be entered into your giveaway. I thought I was a follower as I've been reading your blog and looking at your wonderful pictures for a long time, but I wasn't, so now I am. I'll post this on my sidebar too.

And many, many prayers for your mother.

Lynn said...

Wow 500posts, congratulations, and what a wonderful give back giveaway, you are being so generous :) I found out about your blog through a friend, and would love to come visit more often so I am becoming a follower.
Thank you,
Lynn

Karen Jones said...

I love your blog, I follow you from England. Whenever I need a moment to myself (which seems like all the time with 5 yr old twins in the house ) I pop over to disappear in your beautiful world. I am a follower and have you on my "me time" on the side bar of my blog. Congratulations on your 500th post and sooo many followers. I aspire to your greatness LOL! XX

Karen Jones said...

I just realised I wasn't actually a follower, just had you on my blog lol! I am now xx

Jennifer said...

Wow, 500 posts, that's dedication! Congratulations.

decorator to the stars said...

LAURA, ENTER ME, BUT I REALLY HAVE TO KNOW WHERE YOU GOT THE RAGBALLS GIO

sactovlr said...

Hello! I read your blog almost every day - however I don't have one of my own....I guess you can say I am a 'closet blogger!'. Congrats on your 500th post -- I love all your posts and photos.

fluerdelyis said...

Hi, Laura
Congrats on your 500th post!
Love your blog.
Thanks,
fluerdelyis (cj)
treehouse.queen18(atyahoodotcom)

fluerdelyis said...

Entry 2

I am a follwer via GFC
thanks,
fluerdelyis (chris)
treehouse.queen18(atyahoodotcom)

Windlost said...

Congratulations!!!! Happy 500th - wow that is amazing!
Count me in - I love the thoughtful prize and would choose an Etsy shop. xoxo

mudpies and marigolds said...

Wow what a great giveway...talk about a tough decision!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

What a beautiful post...and so very generous of you. Your blog is very inspiring...and a pleasure to read...so thank you too!

mudpies and marigolds said...

I follow you and love your blog! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

You are so generous in both your gift and sentiment. Congrats on your 500th post!

Abby:)

Anonymous said...

And yes I am definitely a follower!

chiara said...

How glad I am!!! I've been following you for months but I always give up writing comments since there are so many of us..but I adore your findings, the vintage breeze in your blog. you're a very generous person to open this prize to people from all over the world and so here I am! I'm going to post your giveaway pic in my blog and finger cross!
3 chances :-))))
chiara from Italy

drub-b said...

Congrats. Looking forward to the next 500.

Rosemary said...

Wow Laura!! Congrats on your 500 posts!!
What a fun giveaway too!!
Of course I'm a follower, who isn't?
I will put the news on my blog of course!!
That way you will have even more entries!!
You have a wonderful weekend!!!
I enjoy your blog everyday!! You have a way with words, decorating, photos, style etc.
I learn a lot from you, and I'm so glad I found your blog when I did!!
Chat soon,
XO,
Rosemary

Katsui Jewelry said...

Laura,
You are incredibly generous! I would, of course, take 52 pieces of your stash. Then I would have to give you 52 of mine because I would feel so gifted!
Hugs,
Suz

Rosemary said...

Hi again,
I just posted your number 52 on my sidebar with a link to your blog, I will remove the 52 after your giveaway. Hope you don't mind.
Rosemary

sissie said...

I have always enjoyed coming here to visit your blog. I always find inspiration from your posts and love your style.

I don't always leave comments but I try to visit as often as I can.

Your giveaway is wonderful. Congratulations on your 500 post.

hugs
Sissie

Desi said...

Hi! and congratulations on your 500th post.
Thanks for the chance to win!
Desi

Magdalena said...

Congratulations Dear Laura on your 500 post...I just wanted to say that...not to win anything, just congratulations from my heart!

hugs

cityfarmer said...

how's Mom?

Carol R said...

My first visit to your blog to find a wonderful giveaway. I have become a follower - please enter me into the draw!

Brooke ~ SummerBrooke Gardens said...

Congratulations! I'm a new blogger and can't believe that I could also some day make it to 500-Wow! I love your blog, thank you for your generosity and for sharing your many beautiful photos and wonderful ideas.

Congrats again and warm wishes to you!

~Brooke~

Brooke ~ SummerBrooke Gardens said...

P.S. - I'm a follower, keep up the great work!

~Brooke~

Gert said...

Congratulations on your 500th post! This is amazing and you are so thoughtful and gracious! Always love reading your posts. Yes, I follow you and will link this on my blog!

Blessings.....
xoxo Gert

Donna Rafferty said...

I love your blog and I'd love a gift from your stash...sigh...how wonderful that would be!

Donna Rafferty said...

I'm also a follower on bloglines!

Chellie said...

First, my prayers for your Mom.
Second, I am a follower, I love your blog. I have recently left the corporate world (32 yrs) and need a dose of what is important and I get that inspiration from you. Thank you

Gert said...

Congratulations on your 500th post! You're so gracious and thoughtful! Always love your posts and yes I do follow you:) I will put your 500th post on my blog!

Blessings......
xoxo Gert

Jacqueline said...

Dear Laura,
Oh dear....I'm way down the list !! That will teach me to go away for a week and get behind with all of my comments !!
Well, what a wonderful giveaway. You are so kind. It is really us who should be thanking you for 500 wonderful posts. I always love all of the lovely treasures that you find and have hidden away in cupoards and attics and barns. If I was to win (not much chance, as there are so many entries !!) I would definitely choose some of your delightful pieces.. Many congratulations Laura. You are a hard working and dedicaed blogger . You have made many friends along the way and I hope that I can include myself amongst them. ..... amd, you will be drawing the winner on my Laura's birthday !! XXXX

Jacqueline said...

I think that you know that I'm a follower !! XXXX

Jacqueline said...

I shall post your giveaway on my sidebar. Lots of love. XXXX

Heidi said...

Congrats Laura - I remember the first time you visited my blog and told me you had just started yours a few months before...look at you now girl friend! you definitely have the green thumb of blogging (if there were such a thing) Your photos are some of the most lovely I have ever seen on a blog, and your generous spirit comes through in your words. Cheers to the next 500!
:)Heidi

Sherry said...

500 posts! I think I am close to 50 but have had a great time so far. I enjoyed my visit here and will spend a little more time looking around. What a wonderful give back.

Sherry said...

I am now your newest follower, you have a lovely blog.

Chatelaine said...

Wow, lots of comments for you to go through! I am a follower and I do love your blog. What a cool idea 52 things from your collection. That would be really fun!

I wish you at least 500 more posts! May you never run out of things to share or say.

Musette said...

Congratulations on 500! Here's to 500 more! I have enjoyed following along the entire journey!!! You're the real treasure! =^..^=
Kris Shedarowich

TAPESTRIESOFNATURE said...

HI LAURA, CONGRATULATIONS ON THE LONGEVITY OF YOUR BLOG! IT'S ALWAYS BEEN VERY INTERESTING AND I HAVE FOLLOWED YOU FOR A LONG TIME.

P.S. I AM COMMENT 252.

Amy Stark said...

Congrats, I adore your style, staging and especially sweet spirit. Thanks for inspiring me, feeding my soul through your words and pictures. Blessings

kelley said...

What a great give away...I so enjoy your blog...especially when you feature something blue...or cream...or red...LOL...love them all! I am a follower now too...

Trouvais said...

Hi Laura. 500! How is that possible! Time flies, eh? Huge congratulations, best wishes for a fun next 500! XO Trish

Patty's Stitches said...

Mercy! So much eye candy on one blog, I could stay on here for hours. Please enter me in your fabulous give-away!
Blessings,
Patty

Patty's Stitches said...

I am a follower too!

Halo Hill said...

Congratulations! Rock on, Sister!!

Hugs,
Sheila

Susan {Florali} said...

Your blog, because it starts with a number is listed at the top in my reader. So you are the first treat of the day. Could you have ever imagined that you'd be celebrating such a milestone? Your 52 precious treasure giveaway is beyond the beyond generous.
Here's to 500 more!

Mary B. in Texas said...

52 Flea, I love your blog. I am a follower and look forward to everything you present to us. I especially love your vintage finds and how you incorporate them into your decorating. THANK YOU for sharing your great ideas and your time with us.
Have a relaxing summer!
Mary B. in Texas

Therese said...

I am a new follower and love what I am reading and seeing, can't wait for more!

Therese said...

I love your blog and would love 52 treasures, I have posted a link to 52 Flea on my blog!!! Fanciful Notations...

Always,
Therese

Roberta said...

Beautiful blog and 500 hundred posts? Bravo! xo

Mitt hvite hus said...

Hello

gratulations to all your postes...
Wonderful gifts .. you are a nice lady..

I follow you ....

Many hugs from Kerstin

love you to pieces said...

Congrats on the big 500th, wow, I have loved all your post and I hope there will be 500 more. I have a good feeling bout this give-away, Aug 1st would have been my parents 64th wedding anniverisary, if I win, I will give it to my mom she would just love that..Thanks Kathy H.

love you to pieces said...

Oh, by the way,I am a most happy follower..Kathy H

Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning, Laura,
Congratulations on reaching 500 posts...I always enjoy visiting your blog.

Thank you for entering my name into your generous give-back. Have a fabulous Friday ~Natalie

p.s. I am a follower; and I posted this link in the sidebar of my blog.

Anonymous said...

I follow you sometimes, I love your sophisticated and simple style, and I'd love to win even one of your beautiful thing !!!
Allegrapercaso@libero.it

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Well Miss Laura
congrats on your 500 posts!!! and what a beautiful post it is.. love all the blues of course.. and if I should be sooooo lucky to win.. I win take the mystery vintage stash tour for sure!!! best way to fly and 52 fabulous reasons why!! Your good taste and the surprise would make it just like xmas and birthday rolled into one!!!

It's been a blast Laura being able to meet you online and enjoy all your fabulous posts, your generosity and support has truly brought joy to my world.. I feel very lucky for all the great blog friends I have met such as yourself..!!!

Well as you know I've been a bit absent with the move and the fickle fate internet connection.. but hopefully that will sort itself out soon.. so .. count me in.. fingers crossed.. xxx Julie

Julie@beingRUBY said...

OH.. and of course I am a follower.. and will post your giveaway on my sidebar... pronto!!! ciao ciao

Linda K. said...

You amaze me, Laura. Your blog is uplifting to me as I have followed along for a while. I love your style and your character in your posts. Happy blogging dear lady and many more posts!

Linda

Lisa said...

Congratulations! I just found your blog awhile ago but I think I've read every one of your posts......and love them all.

penny nelson said...

Your blog is lovely and I appreciate all your creativity and willingness to share and encourage me to make my own world a lovely place. The gift is a beautiful idea. Thank you.

Martha said...

I just found your blog and it is beautiful!! I love the big blue ribbon ball!!Please open and Etsy or online store if you don't have one yet?

Robin Sanchez said...

WOW Ms 52 this is such a cool give away!! I follow you and would LOVE 52 things from your stash!!
Robin

Anonymous said...

Greetings from one of your certainly numerous "clandestine" followers! I don't have a blog and am not an official follower but I have your blog saved in my Favorites so I can see what you've been up to with a mere click of the mouse! Each one of your posts is drool-worthy, and it makes me itch to get to the next flea market here in southern France. French husband and I live in his home in France and we come back to my home twice a year. I am grateful for blogs like yours that make me feel closer to home, and inspire me to create something or do a little knick knack mix up. Congrats on your terrific blog. Sincerely, Nance in France at wit_knit@hotmail.com

E. Charlotte said...

Wow! Just look at all those comments! You have such a collection of loyal followers. And I am one of them! Congrats on the 500th posting! I love following your blog! :)

Sara said...

Oh! what an enticing prize! Please enter me. :o)

Sarah said...

What an accomplishment to be approaching 500 posts. I'm still working on making 200. LOL I love my visits to 52 Flea. You always share the most beautiful photos with interest and style. I'll keep coming back so please keep on posting! ~ Sarah

Sarah said...

Me again just to say, I'm a long time follower to this beautiful blog. ~ Sarah

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations!

Elizabeth said...

I am also a follower!

carol in ca said...

Congrats on reaching #500! I'm a faithful follower and feel like a winner already because I get to enjoy your posts every day!

Tricia said...

Your blog is stunning. I am so happy to be a follower. I have you listed on my blog as well as I think everyone should enjoy the beauty you bring to the blog world. A very sweet idea for a give back. I, like everyone who has commented, would love to win. Good luck to all.

~~Carol~~ said...

Congrats on 500 beauty-filled posts! Thank you so much for a chance to win such a generous giveaway!

~~Carol~~ said...

I am also a follower!

sandy said...

Thank you for the inspiration. Anything you choose would be ideal!

Jill said...

Well I have just seen how many comments you have that is pretty amazing, well I have been introduced to your blog through HOME and I love reading it, I have now added you to my favourites, I am a follower and have a link from my blog.
have a lovely weekend
jill

Chrisy's Cottage said...

I just found your blog. And would love to win your give away. I would want your give away stash. As I am becoming a altered art phenatic. Who knew all that stuff would finally get used some day to make wonderful things. I was attracted to all your blue and white on your recent post.As my Grndmother, Mom and myself all have blue and white kitchens. Come visit me http://chrisyscottage.blogspot.com

Denisa said...

Beautiful blog. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks.

Denisa said...

I am a follower too.

Lipstick Gypsy said...

I cant believe you are 500 52 FLEA!!! Way to go!! I am a faithfull follower and will continue to be! Fingers crossed...GREAT giveaway!!

Gypsy Love XOXO

Anonymous said...

Debbie of DASminis

I read your blog regularly,

not posting my e-mail in this msg...(that spam thing)

but read regularly and would see if I was the one picked(like thats gonna happen :)

Mainly wanted you to know you have many readers who do not have blogs or leave comments regularly :)

Melanie said...

Hi Laura,

I've been reading your blog for awhile now and even have your blog on my sidebar under "more delightful blogs" - so I hope that counts as being a follower and that I get 2 chances at your wonderful giveaway!

~Melanie
www.comfyhouse.blogspot.com

Dk912 said...

Hey Mom. I'm a follower. I could use a gift card. Love ya,

Dan

StephanieinSD said...

I LOVE the blues and purples in this post!

StephanieinSD said...

And I'm a follower! You are such an inspiration!!

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Oh my gosh! What a generous giveaway! I have been a follower for a while. I'd love to win your contest!

Judy

EnchantedBella said...

Hi Laura, Congratulations! I always love visiting your blog and you are very sweet to have this give back. It would be wonderful to win. I have been following your blog for a while now and I hope you have 500 more posts. I would come to see them all.

Rebecca

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EnchantedBella said...

Sorry Laura my computer would disconnect when I clicked post comment so I would try it again. I ended up posting the same thing three times. I hope this won't be any inconvenience for you. I will post about your give back on my blog and again my apologies.

Rebecca

la Brocanteuse said...

Congratulations Laura!!wow that sure is an achievement worth celebrating. I love your blog, and yes , I am a definite follower.If I knew how...I would add the link, but still learning about blogging..don't know how!..after how many posts will I know how to do that..!learning...searching...
big hugs on this occasion to you!
Colette x

maryann said...

I'm not sure how to be an "official" follower, but I have you in my "favorites" and I try to remember to come by and see what you've posted every day. I love your blog, and your stuff, and I wish I could come by your house and see it all in person! :) Thanks for everything!
Hugs,
Maryann

Christina said...

what an amazing giveaway!
congrats on your 500th post!
i am a follower :)

Sweet as June said...

I love 52 FLEA! I am a follower! I am new to the blogging world but am quickly becoming a "blogoholic"!!! I proudly sidebarred you!!! (sidebarred: that is not a word, is it??!!!)

swedishouse said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your 500th Post ...I would LOVE to enter your give away/give back
Thank you
Julie
x

swedishouse said...

I LOVE following your unique blog too :-) X

swedishouse said...

I will post your Give back link on my blog too
Have a lovely weekend x

sharona said...

What a lovely give back! I am a follower! I don't have a blog but will tell on my yahoo group. i would love to win either give back is fine with me. It would be nice though to have you pick to get a really lovely surprise.
Thanks
Sharon

Prulletje said...

Oh you have a wonderful give back give away :-)
I am already a follower, and I will post your give away in my site bar, wish you a lot of fun with sharing and picking a winner !
I love to win ofcourse..but...you go for it !

jackie said...

I would love to win your 52 give back! Thank You

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Wow, 500 posts-that's amazing! Please count me in for your fun give-away! I've been a follower too!

Bernie said...

Would be awesome to win!!
Love your blog..a go-to daily!

thedancinggrouse said...

I just found your blog about two months ago and I have it on my favorites! I love reading your blog and looking at all the pictures. Thanks so much and I hope I win.

Casey said...

Hi Laura...Oh my goodness...I feel I have just landed in the Land of Bliss. I just discovered your blog after reading Megan's blog at White Flower Farmhouse. The name of your blog caught my eye and I just knew I had to check it out!! :) And I wasn't disappointed one bit!! Congratulaions on you 500th post anniversary. WOW....how exciting that must be. Thank you for offering such a fabulous giveway to mark this milestone! I can't wait to read thru you blog and play catch up. I'm a new follower of your blog and so very excited!!

xxxxxx

Debra@Common Ground said...

Wow Laura, congrats on 500 posts!!!!

Debra@Common Ground said...

I'm a follower....

Debra@Common Ground said...

And I'm putting your giveaway on my sidebar!!
xo,
Debra

Lisa said...

I am now officially a follower, YAY!
Lisa

Anonymous said...

What a wonderfully creative giveaway!! I love it and would love to be entered!!

Your blog has been such an inspiration to me and I want to thank you for sharing so freely of yourself to us in blog land!

bee blessed
mary

Anonymous said...

I have been a faithful and happy follower of yours!! I will get a post together when I get time- and come back when it's up!! Gotta go pick out songs for service tomorrow now!

bee blessed
mary

Carla said...

Such a wonderful accomplishment, 500! It will be very interesting to see what the winner will choose..you've made it very interesting and difficult to choose..keep up the great job..and yes, I signed up as a followerer.

Judy said...

Hi, your blog is great! Just discovered from Cynthia (discovered from Tongue in Cheek)!! Not a blog writer but enjoy reading them and commenting too--love flea markets! Judy

kristinco said...

Félicitations ! J'adore ce tissu bleu indigo avec ces étoiles blanches qui font de tes boules de vrais trésors !!!
Je me fais une petite collection perso de boules de Noël dans les vieux tissus bleu-gris et j'avoue que le résultat est surprenant et plein d'émotion !

kristine said...

hi congratulations for your 500 posts;
i hope tu read the next 500.
It's always a pleasure to go on your blog and to read and sea your "decouvertes".
Bonne continuation.
kristine

Rianne said...

Congratulations on 500 wonderful posts! :-)
Gr. Rianne

Rianne said...

I'm a follower too!

jabreb said...

52 items from your treasure trove...how exciting!!! Your blog is exceptional and I look forward to your daily photos and conversation (I'm a follower via Google).

Hope your Mom is better.

from me to thee......... said...

me again, just want to make sure I am doing this right!!!! this is my second comment, I am a follower, and I will a meesage of this on my blog, which is www.frommetothee.blogspot.com smiles, Linda

Betsy Petsy said...

Piękny blog! odkryłam przypadkiem i chętnie zostawiam komentarz :) Informacje zostawiam na swoim blogu w prawym bocznym pasku www.betsypetsy.blogspot.com

Pozdrowienia z Polski

Lori said...

Goodness me! I had never run across your delightful blog before. There are so many wonderful ones out there. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks ever so much.

sylvia said...

weel...allthough I am only number 10000 to react...your blog is still as beautiful as allways, you cheer up a lot of people!

Connie Rogers said...

I would love to be entered in your generous giveaway..

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Congratulations on 500 ~ an Amazing number for an Amazing Blog..... Yes, I am a Follower ~ Keep It Going!
Cheryl

fairmaiden said...

I am a follower...though I don't comment often and haven't gotten to 'really' know you, your blog always inspires me...your header alone even!

fairmaiden said...

What a generous gift. Congrats on reaching 500! I just recently reached 1000...who knew.

JoAnne said...

Hi Laura,
500 posts-what a milestone! And has there ever been a more awesome giveaway?!?!?!
I'm a follower &
I will post on my blog.
Thanks you!
xoJoAnne

Ketting van geluk said...

Hello, following you for a few months now. Interesting enough to put a link in my side bar. Thanks for al the beautiful thinks you are sharing with us. Love, Jasmijn

Stella said...

Laura - congrats on your 500th post, you are such a delight and inspiration! Saying prayers for your mother and family. Follow your posts through my Bloglines account. x x x

l.c. said...

I am a newbie but I love your blog. Congratulations on your 500th post!
carol

l.c. said...

and I am a follower! :)

Micki said...

I just found your blog and what a lovely giveaway!
I have really enjoyed reading your posts!
Thanks for a chance to win!
Micki

Micki said...

I am now a follower.
Micki

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Laura, Congrats on 500 post! This is quite an accomplishment...I haven't even hit 100 yet!
Hugs, Sherry

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Laura, Yes, I am a follower.

Micki said...

I posted about your giveaway on my sidebar.
Micki

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Laura, I am putting your give-back on my sidebar.

tales from an oc cottage said...

What a clever idea!!!! And so fun too!!

m ^..^

bettie said...

Your blog is a visual delight.

VintageCrafter said...

Hi Laura! Congrats on the 500th post! Your blog is wonderful!
*smiles*
Carol

VintageCrafter said...

I am also a new follower!
*SMILES AGAIN*
Carol

Rostrose said...

Dearest Laura, here I am again! So many congrats to all those comments at your draw - and congratulations to you 500th post!!! That's incredible. I just managed 98 post since end of July 2009. (Next weekend I will start a one-year-99-posts-give-away for that reason - perhaps you want to enter, too :o))
Warm Austrian regards, yours Traude

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! And thanks for what you do!
Beth goodvariety@yahoo.com

Sheree said...

I love your blog look at it just about everyday please enter me in your giveaway it sounds so awesome ...Sheree serviesmds@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Laura...your blog is one of the most beautiful. Congrats on 500 posts!! Here's to at least 500 more!! I would love to win, but since I don't have a blog, that may be tough. Anyway, just wanted to say thanks and congrats! Maureen (mb99999@yahoo.com)

Charlene said...

Margaret at The French Bear sent me & I want to congratulate you on 500 Posts! That is wonderful. Bloggers are indeed special people. I would like to have 3 chances to win 52 things from your personal choice. I am commenting (please come see me too) & I will become a Follower & I will post your button to let others know about your give away. THANK YOU for having such a NICE give away & again... Congrats! Charlene

Charlene said...

OH NO....... your Follower button has an error button on it. Did you get too many???? :) I'll try that again later????? Blogger must be having "issues" again. Charlene

Vicki said...

Congrats on your 500th post, have been a follower for a while, love looking at all your finds, they resurrect the collector in me from a previous life.

Anonymous said...

500 posts, what a milestone! I can't believe how long I have been stalking your blog! Can't wait for the next 500!

Terri B in Oregon

Laura PARING DOWN said...

Laura, so happy that you continue to do what you do - 500 posts is a huge accomplishment!

Cheers,
Laura

Laura PARING DOWN said...

Of course I follow your lovely blog!

:) Laura

Elisa and Dusty said...

We love your blog, love your contest, you had us at hello...we're now followers:) Great idea and incredibly generous.

Glad we found you!

~Elisa and Dusty

Yasmine Abigail said...

Hello,congrats on 500 posts WOW!
we are a mummy and Daughter team and we are followers and the exciting giveaway is on our blog side bar at Yasmines Thread cheers :)

David Insley said...

Congrats on your 500th post. I am really impressed with what you have done with this space.

Anyway - just thought id drop in and say hi from California.

debbie said...

I love your blog! I'm a huge fan of the color blue and you have great blue stuff. Thanks for all the ideas.

Kikka said...

Hi Laura! Congratulations on your huge 500 post!
I Love the colours and the photos on your pages! Very beautiful!
I am your new follower, Started this blogging adventure just this year by a new hobby:dollhouses. I would be happy to participate...
MiniHugs Kikka

Bohemian said...

Congrats on your 500th Post... I am a Follower and always enjoy your Blog and the delightful photos. I have just added a post on my blog regarding this very generous 500 post give-away too.

Dawn... The Bohemian
bohemianvalhalla.blogspot.com

Bohemian said...

Will try this again... the first post went somewhere in cyberspace?! *LOL* Congrats on your 500th Post!!! I'm a follower and always love your Blog and have put a post on my Blog about this most generous give-back.

Dawn... The Bohemian
bohemianvalhalla.blogspot.com

SKW said...

Hi! I'm a new blogger & really enjoy your site! Thanks for all the great reading!!!

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

This is a wonderful giveaway, please enter me! I enJOY your blog so very much, congratulations on your 500th (WOW!) post!
enJOY,
Kimberly

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

What a wonderful thing! I have followed you for awhile now and always love your photos of things you find. I will be keeping my fingers crossed for your generous give away.
Heartfelt thanks,
Beth

Ticking and Toile said...

Hi Laura,
What a fun giveaway! Count me in :)

Ticking and Toile said...

Hi, me again....of course I follow your wonderful blog :)

Jennifer ~ Mi Vida Loca said...

Wow ~ Congratulations on 500 posts! I just discovered your gorgeous blog and just subscribed. Thank you so much for such a generous give away!

Andy's Attic said...

500 is unreal to me! Congratulations! Of course I would love to win your generous give back. I am a follower and I will post about the fun and leave another comment.
Annette

Andy's Attic said...

Hi again, Laura,
I just posted about your give-back. Can't wait to see who wins!! Annette

abode said...

Hi I rarely leave comments but I have you as a favorite on our shop's blog and I love your way with images.

mitchiesmom said...

I love your blog - and am so thrilled that you do blog because reading it always makes me happy!! I'm self-centered like that!! I'm a follower as well. Please enter me in your fabo give-away!! Congratulations!!!

tyziana said...

Hi Laura!
I found your blog via my friend Clare blog "My country nest", so I thank you for reporting.
Your blog is beautiful and would love to join your "Give back".
Besides having put among your supporters, not to lose sight, I put the link with the photo on our blog.
Now I sit back and visit your beautiful pages.
Congratulation for your 500!!
Good night! :)

Michele said...

500 posts! What an amazing achievement for you! What a wonderful gift to us! And now this generous give back!
Will be very inteested to see which gift the winner chooses (I know what I would choose!)
Congratulations! Many thanks!

Knicky Knacks said...

What a wonderful, generous and heartfelt giveaway. I'd love to join in. Thank you for hosting the giveaway.

Knicky Knacks said...

I'm already a follower so I guess that's double the possibilities of winning. Yeah!

Knicky Knacks said...

Oh, and I've also added your giveaway to my sidebar for a third and final chance to win.

Cathy K said...

I’ve loved (and drooled over) your blog from the beginning, and would love to be entered in your giveaway. I subscribe to it through my Google Reader instead of following. Keep up your beautiful photography and collections; you make alot of us happy! Hugs, Cathy

Cythia Harris ~ said...

500 posts! Wow! AND 386 comments on this post alone! You have such a great following of creative people. I love your blog, I get inspiration from you. Please include me for your generous giveaway. I've been a follower.
Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on all those posts. I'm pretty sure I've read each and every one of them, too. This is a GREAT giveaway and I'll have to decide which option I choose, should I win. Thank you for this opportunity!
SuZeQ ~ kosec@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

I'm a follower, too, so please throw my name in the hat one more time. Thanks!
SuZeQ

Marlene said...

I have just found your site, congratulations on 500 post, I have just lost a perfect hour, reading your old postings, and if I should be so lucky to win I would prefer you to send to me things from your stash.
regards Marlene

C Pohl said...

I love that color blue

congrats on the 500 post

Olive Cooper said...

Five Hundred...Yayness! I just found you an like your pretty blog. olive♥

Olive Cooper said...

I follow starting today. olive♥

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Wow, how generous!!

Anitra Cameron said...

Ooooh. I don't know how I missed this earlier, but I'm glad I spotted it before the deadline!

So one chance for commenting, and another for being one of your charmed followers? And check out my blog--you'll the giveaway button on the left!

If, by very happy chance, I actually win, I'd love to have the 52 lovelies of your choosing!

Anitra Cameron said...

Oops. Meant to leave a link to my blog so you could check out the 500 Posts button!

AND congratulations on 500 posts!!

Anonymous said...

What an incredibly generous giveaway..you're wonderful! And congratulations on 500 posts! (I've barely made fifty yet...:) I will definitely sign up to follow and come back to visit.

I'm curious to hear what your winner picks. If it was me, I'd definitely go for the treasures from your stash..that sounds divine!

Thank you so much for letting me play...

Lynette

Parsley said...

I'd love a chance. Thanks!

Suzanne said...

I'd love to enter. You know, I've never bought anything on eBay. I'd love to have a gift certificate to use there. Thank you!

Kati said...

Happy 500! Enjoy your blog & pics!
Blessings! ~Kati

Michelle Palmer said...

Hooray for 500! Amazing and each post a treasure! Looking forward to oodles and oodles more~
Your lastest finds are amazing...
Thank you for always sharing such neat things!
Hugs!
Smiles!
Congrats!
Michelle

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