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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SweetAnnee said...

I would SO LOVE to win.. I adore it all. and my FAVE color.

I am going to ask God to bless me with the give back..
fondly, Deena

chateaudelille said...

I've just found your blog and I love it. I,too, share a love of blue and was smitten with many pics.I've become a follower of which you have so many!If I were to win ,I'd pick the surprise as I'm sure you would choose far more interesting things than me.I've just started publishing my blog and I hope to host a giveaway some day soon.Fiona

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How sweet of you! What a unique giveaway! We all love surprises! Thank you! ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I am a new follower! Hope you'll visit me when you can! Thank you! ♥

storybeader said...

what a generous offer!
I'm the storybeader, an etsyblogger, and I saw your giveaway posted at Coffee Pot People's blog. I'm now a follower too.
storybeader@gmail.com

Tamara said...

Happy 500! Enjoy your blog! Thank you for the chance to play...
Tamara

Michelle said...

Congrats on your blogging milestone. I just adore you blog, it isone of my favorites. You are such an inspiration. I really hope I win this it would be so great to get a package put together by you.

:) Michelle

Michelle said...

Of course I am a follower. You are one of the first blogs I started following and one of the reasons that I signed up with blogger.

:) Michelle

Vintage Girl said...

Congrats on a wonderful 500 posts
Victoria
victoria@hopkins.net.au

♥ Pia... said...

Hallo!! I´m a follower..Plus resten av det hela..är inte s bra på engelska så skriver på svenska:).. hoppas på tur..kramm..Pia

Nina of Temps Perdu said...

Yes please, I would love to participate.
I am a follower.

Anonymous said...

500th Post is very exciting! I love your blog and will mention your 500 give-a way on my blog to share the excitement......http://vintagedecorator.blogspot.com/ I'm fairly new on the blog scene, but love reading thru all of them!

Anonymous said...

500 Posts is quite an accomplishment - congrats! I was lead to your blog by letrip and have loved every visit. I am so thankful I was introduced to 52Flea...I love strolling in your garden, love every picture you post and consider it a privilege to pray for your Mom. Many more happy posts, I hope!

I am also a follower.
I have posted about your give-away on my blog. Thanks for the thoughful give-away...what a treat!

Have a fabulous 52FLEA day!

vintagesusie & wings said...

Love your blog & love the idea of 52 fun vintage items...fun!!!! Please enter me in your fabulous giveaway...maybe this will be my lucky one!!!

vintagesusie & wings said...

and YES...of course I'm a follower of The Brocantess!!! lol

SALTBOX TREASURES said...

WOW! Already 411 comments; not great odds, but please enter me in your drawing. I will be optimistic :)! Love your blog.
I am a follower and
I will post your giveaway on my blog.
Thanks for the nice giveaway and congrats on your 500 posts!
~ Julie

Kara was her name... said...

Hi Laura, I follow your blog daily. I LOVE looking at the treasures you find. I live in Chattanooga and was wondering if you knew of any good places near here. Thanks!
Kara

Anonymous said...

I posted earlier but it does not appear to have made it! I thoroughly enjoy your blog and send warm congratulations on the 500! I am a follower and have posted on my blog about your give-away! Thanks for your generous expression of appreciation! All the best for the next 500! And lots of prayers for your Mom.
Rosslyn in Maryland (imstampin (at) yahoo)

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Congrats on 500! Enjoying every one of them!

Thanks for the opportunity!
Lori

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

And I am a happy follower as well!

Thanks!
Lori

Anonymous said...

Hello! I just found you through the Brocantess, and I've been spending the afternoon going through your archives--I love the stained glass doors from the church sale! I would love to receive your giveaway of treasures.
Sylvia from Queens

Debora said...

Hi, Laura! I'm your newest follower. :o) I am intrigued by your blog and all the lovely things you find and work with. Your photography is fantastic! Thank you for sharing some of your world with us. I hope your mom is doing better.

~Debora, New Avenue Crew

Ann said...

Congratulations! I have a long way to go to catch up with you. Really enjoy your blog.

judi said...

oooh laura,
pick me, pick me plz! i'd love to win anything from you my mannequin-lovin' friend!
judi ;)

judi said...

and i am a follower too!

The Clip Cafe said...

This is the sweetest giveaway I have come across :-) I am a follower leaving a comment and I have put you in my side bar for the Give Back. Thanks so much!

The Clip Cafe said...

HI this is the loveliest giveaway - giveback in your case :-) that i have come across. You have a lovely blog - well woth reading Thanks so much - I am a follower and have added you to my side bar feel free to stop by :-)

beadweaver said...

Wow I love your blog!
Renee

the home repeated said...

Congratulations to you! A wonderful milestone.

I love, love, love your idea of picking from among your own treasures. That is so touching.

And I am a follower.

p.s. I have a link to your blog on my sidebar. Does that count? : )

Oh, and ever since I took the bar exam over a decade ago, I cross fingers (and raise a drink!) every year on the last weekend in July...in solidarity and sympathy!

Moonpie primitives said...

Hi Laura:
Wow!!! don't you just love blog land...Your blog is so fun....The french Bear left a comment on my blog so I looked up her blog and found your blog....Don't you just love the way that works..Now I found two new blogs to follow
You blog is full of all the thing I love...I'm so excited to follow you....I'll be back often.
Thanks a bunch, Nancy

Judy said...

I would choose 52 things from your collection. I think that would be a wonderful prize. Thanks for the great give away and Congraluations on 500 posts!
judyk2310@yahoo.com

Judy said...

I'm a follower!!
judyk2310@yahoo.com

Theresa said...

Oh my goodness, I don't know how I missed this post, but I'm glad I got here in the nick of time! You are almost at 500 comments too! I would love the chance to win you generous prize! Thanks, Theresa

Theresa said...

I am a follower and love to visit for a piece of restful beauty in my day...Theresa

Jacque said...

Oh I love surprises... and I love your blog.. thanks for a chance at your giveaway

Theresa said...

Your giveaway is now on my sidebar for all to see! Thanks again! Theresa

Lynsydotes said...

Hi Laura,
I do not have a blog but read yours everyday.
I love it! All of your beautiful momentos of your childhood and newly aquired treasures inspire me. Bless you. Lynsydotes

Mondodifavola said...

Hello, my name is Elena, I have just discovered your blog and I'm now one of your Follower!

I don't know you but I want to thank you for your kind words!

Kisses,
Elena

Juli56 said...

Hi Laura,
your blog enlights every single day of my life.

Greetings from Germany Sabine

Rosa-kreattiva said...

Thanks for a chance to win your yummy blog candy!
sorry for my english spero di vincere un saluto dall'Italia bye bye rosa
public slidebar on http://blogcandymania.blogspot.com/
Hugs, rosa
goccedioceano2000(at)libero(dot)it
blog creative: http://kreattiva.blogspot.com/

Rosa-kreattiva said...

scusami ho dimenticato di dirti che preferisco
the surprise package !
saluti

Sea Gypsy said...

Hello from a long time lurker of your blog. I adore your style and love drooling over all your wonderful vintage finds. Congratulations on 500 posts and thank you for having such a generous giveaway!

~Michele @ frogshell@mac.com

ps ~ I am also a follower :)

Life of Mrs. Peters said...

what a lovely giveaway!
and congrats on your 500th post!

Kenndee said...

Greetings Laura from Colorado ;0)
I am now a follower of your blog! I love it! I am in ahhhhh of your lovely blog and congrats on the 500! Thanks for a very generous give-a-way. Wish I had a blog, It would be a pleasure to add a side bar. I am new to all of this and feel blessed to have found you! Best wishes to all who have entered!

Robin said...

Thank you for entering me in your give-back! I will be a follower as soon as I can jump up there and click Follow! I just found your blog tonight. It's great, and I love your "symphony!" --R.

The Smiths said...

Beautiful blog! I'm a follower!

Artzy Heart said...

500 posts...I can't imagine. I'll be lucky to get to 100 (or even 50)! Although I started blogging a year or two ago, I never can keep it up during the school year so I have huge gaps. But you've given me an idea and maybe even a challenge. I'll be working on a give away gift for my number 52...all your 52 pics have inspired me. Thanks for sharing.

Alaina said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I think I am too late, I found you late. What stopped me was the latest post. Why, why are you going to Buffalo, where I live? So I am going to read on, congrats on the 500, that is an amazing feat.

Cheryl @ Bingle Bears said...

I've been really enjoying your blog! I'm a follower and put your giveaway on my sidebar. Well, I guess that gives me 3 chances. I learned about your giveaway a few weeks ago and have been following since, but I almost didn't enter because there are already so many entries. But, last night, I saw an add for something that changed my mind--it said, "someone has to win!" So, I'm giving it a shot!
Heaps of Hugs,
Cheryl

Stefy said...

Hi Laura, what a wonderful giveaway. I'd like to win a surprise package.
Bye Stefy

Stefy said...

Me again. I'm a your follower and i put the link on the sidebar of my blog, so 3 chances.
http://ilcastelloincantatato.blogspot.com/

Loui♥ said...

Laura..
I am a devoted FOLLOWER!
I love visiting..
and admiring your beautiful photos..
accompanied by captivating words..
thanks for sharing it all!!
warm sandy hugs..
Loui♥

Loui♥ said...

Laura..
I love all the blues in your posts..
blues remind me of the serenity of the ocean..
blues are calming..
I love blues..
warm sandy hugs.. Loui♥

Anonymous said...

Thank you for 500 beautiful posts. Thank you for sharing your wonderful photo talents and a part of yourself with your readers. Your blog is far and away my favorite. I consider it icing on my cake that you post so frequently!
Blessings and prayers for your Mom,
Jane

chat persan said...

Coucou Laura, je suis toujours autant enchantée de venir faire un tour dans ton univers... A bientôt peut-être et surtout félicitations pour tes sublimes posts!
Domi

Little Leaf said...

Your photos are beautiful!! Please enter me into the drawing?

sandy said...

Wow! Congratulations on 500 posts!And I just found this site in time to enter your generous "give-back"! I will be following you and I will add this to my sidebar though you don't have to give me an entry for that as it's almost over.
If I win I would LOVE to have you choose some things as you appear from your blog to have EXCEPTIONAL TASTE! I love your blog!
Please enter me if you would! Thank you so much!
sandy

Giulia said...

Hi!!! You've had a wondefull idea for this give-back!
I cross my fingers.

Giulia said...

Of course I'm one of your followers!

Giulia said...

I've added your give-back to the sidebar of my blog!
Ciao!

JRB CREATIONS said...

I am so glad I have found your blog! I am now a follower! Congrats on your many many posts!!

Hugs,
*Jeannette

Vintage Gran said...

I have been reading and enjoying your blog for some time. Great photographs and we share a common love of many things. Please enter me in your giveaway. I would love having 52 items from your stash. What a marvelous idea!

Vintage Gran said...

Even though I have been visiting for many months I just became a follower. Twice as many chances to win those 52 lovely items.

Anonymous said...

I hope it is not too late to leave a comment and take part with it. I just found your wonderful blog and from now on I will follow it with pleasure.
Warm regards from Germany!
Sandra

mmelber1 said...

Just came across your blog. It is very nice. I am a follower.

Electra said...

Your blog is so lovely-this giveaway is just an added treat!!

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