Friday, November 19, 2010

Seven Days of Gratitude....A Special Give Back For You


As I prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving
and my birthday with my family
I  have been thinking about all my many blessings.


I am so grateful for the gifts that God has given me
...especially my wonderful family and friends.


 And I am so grateful for all of you who visit 
52 Flea...
...and for those of you who follow along and take the time to comment and share your thoughts. 
  With nearly 600 posts written, it has been a joy to be a part of this creative and supportive community. 
 

 And so in the spirit of sincere gratitude,
I am having a week long Give-Back which begins today with this white Victorian night dress. For the next week, I will add something from my stash of treasures each day until Friday, November 26th when a winner will be randomly selected from all those who choose to enter.



This Gratitude Give-Back 
is open to everyone...
...no matter where you live
in this big and beautiful world of ours.

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post.

I would love it if you shared that which you are most grateful for.
 

You do not have to be a follower to have a chance to win.

But if you are a follower, I appreciate that...please let me know with a second comment and your name will be entered for a second chance. If you care to put this Gratitude Give Back on your sidebar or post about it then a third chance to win will be yours.


 Aren't the details pretty?
It is not perfect as it is vintage...a tiny hole here or a slight tear there but it is a lovely cotton and can be worn.  I think it is beautiful.


I will be sorting through my piles of vintage goodies to find other interesting and fun things to add to this
Gratitude Give-Back
I am sure there will be some vintage lace, old photos and bits and bobs that you will love added each day of the coming week.


 Meanwhile, we are planning Thanksgiving dinner at my sister Mary Beth's home and I am in charge of decorating and setting the table!
(Not to worry, I am also sharing in the cooking!)
 

Over the years, as our family has grown, we have been celebrating most holidays at my sister's home as it is the cleanest largest and can easily accommodate all of us. (It also has a lot less stuff in it!)

This year, for Mary Beth's combined Christmas and birthday gift my other sister Lynn and I have had the opportunity to buy a set of lovely blue and white dishes complete with serving pieces from my dear friend Evi who is paring down her large collection of  beautiful dishware.

This set of dishes from Germany is special as Evi has been gathering pieces over the last 25 years  Her sister in law and brother have brought her pieces from Germany each time they visited her here in New York. Evi has loved these dishes a long time but now feels it is time to pass them on and is delighted to know that my family will be using them this Thanksgiving and for years to come!

  

Now my challenge is to decorate the table with a fall theme but not to necessarily use the traditional autumn colors of gold and orange...and so you see me playing here today with faded blue hydrangea, little white pumpkins and one of my old French bread baskets.


Here's a peek at one of the dishes!

Remember to leave a comment (or two or three) here on this post to be entered into the Gratitude Give-Back.

Check back to see what else gets added to the vintage Victorian nightgown....one more surprise each day of this week.

There will be seven prizes in all for the lucky winner!

Good Luck my friends and Thank YOU for all your kindness!

:) Laura

308 comments:

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NancyO. said...

Hi, Laura,
Your pictures always inspire me, and I love blue and white, also. :-)

I'm grateful for friends and family and good health, but am especially grateful for my sons.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
NancyO.

Christine said...

How fun. I love giveaways. I've given a few away myself. I also like the idea of not using the traditional colors of autumn but the blue hues and white pumpkins with the blue dishes. That is why you are in charge of decorating the table.

Anonymous said...

Love your non-traditional decorations! How lovely. I am so grateful for God's blessing of my husband and daughter. So much in life to be delighted about - we love being together.
Rosslyn Weigelt
Maryland

Anonymous said...

I am a follower and really enjoy your beautiful pics or your treasures each time I visit! Happy Thanksgiving.
Rosslyn W.
Maryland

marble rose said...

Oh Laura, what a precious thing to do for us all. I have been following you for a while now - and sometimes take for granted that you will keep on blogging and 52 Flea will always be there....so I am suddenly grateful that you continue and I will make the most of your blog whilst I have it here in my home from you.


Fleur
x

Kathy B. said...

How refreshing to use nontraditional colors for Thanksgiving--blue is my favorite color anyway! I am blessed beyond my wildest imagination at this time in my life and want for nothing but peace, health and happiness for friends and family. I love your blog and am a regular follower. Happy Thanksgiving!

kathy.bruner at hotmail dot com

Sharon Wengel said...

Oh , that is a lovely gown, please enter me in the givaway.
Sharon

Sharon Wengel said...

By-the-way , I am a follower ! yep pee !
Sharon

Whimsy Antiques said...

I am thankful for inspiring blogs like yours!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and everyone in blogland!

casualloveselegance said...

Hi Laura!
We have exchanged emails and I am a follower and have you on my blog roll!! I would like to thank you for sharing a beautiful blog and wish you a Bountiful Holiday gathering!
I am grateful for the gift to see "Beauty in everything and recognize that it's all around us." I hope that this will never fade from my heart.....
Best,
xoxoGail
I would love to invite you to follow me as well!!!

Terri Gordon said...

Hello Laura, I love to visit your beautiful blog, your is one of my favorites. Your giveaway is just beautiful, you always have such beautiful photos. I have to say that I am thankful for my family, that everyone is healthy. I am also thankful for the blogging world, I so enjoy visiting so many beautiful blog and have met so many lovely ladies, it has been a real joy to me. Happy Thanksgiviing. Terri

Jackie said...

Oh what fun! I'm so excited:) I am most grateful for my children. At age 40 DH and I had pretty much given up on the idea of children...and then we were lucky enough to adopt 4 kids from China. Every single day I am grateful, and count myself as exceptionally lucky.

I'm a follower and will post your giveaway as well. Thanks for the generostiy!

Jackie
bliss farm antiques

mary beth said...

Thank you Laura for such a sweet thought and giveaway for us! I am the most thankful this year because all of our kids and grandkids will be together ...one of the families lives overseas and this doesn't happen every year! They all bless me beyond measure and it will be a sweet time together! I have you on my blogroll, and will go make myself a follower! Thanks again!

Mary B. in Texas said...

Laura, I have been following your blog for about seven months. I love what you collect and the way your arrange them. I am thankful that you take the time to blog and share your thoughts and finds with all of us. Plus, the gown is beautiful! You are very generous.
Mary B.

Lorrie said...

Hello Laura,

I think your table decorated with faded blue hydrangeas and white pumpkins will be sensational.
What I'm most grateful for is family, faith and hope. Without hope life would be unbearable. It's been a tough year in many ways, and hope keeps me from despair.

Lorrie said...

Oh, and I'm a follower.

Mary B. in Texas said...

Laura, You were expressing things you are thankful for. I am so thankful for my family, my wonderful country where I can express my thoughts, and my freedom to worship God!
Mary B.

Susy said...

HI Laura ~ I just wanted to say again how inspiring your posts are. You are so unique in what you buy, always with something clever in mind for it's use. I've mentioned before I can't image where you stash all those collections. Anywho...the last time I went to the flea market I bought something I would NEVER have bought before. And when I did, I thought of you!! It was a door knob. I'll post about it sometime and let you know when I do. Well, nuf said. Thanks for sharing your wonderful gift with us all, and congratulations on 600 52 Fleas.

she dreams big! said...

I always think of those loved ones who are no longer with us at Thanksgiving and am grateful for those who are. Holidays have certainly changed without those who are missing but I have 2 new additions to my table with grandchildren and maybe a new son-in-law.

I am also grateful for bloggers who kindly share their thoughts, their ideas and their homes with me for inspiration. Like YOU!

Happy Thanksgiving!

she dreams big! said...

Yup, I'm one of your many followers!

she dreams big! said...

I'm honored to give you a shout out on my sidebar about your gratitude give-back! Congrats on all of your posts and I wish you a very happy birthday! Party on, girl!

Sandi said...

Hi Laura,
I would love to enter your lovely giveaway. Can't wait to see what else is added. I will be having one soon too so be sure and pop over. I am thinking I will post it next week.
LOVE the blue hydrangeas and the pumpkins. What a beautiful setting!
Blessings~

JunqueMagnet said...

Congratulations on your milestone!Trying to take the time and really remember to be grateful for so much.I have been lucky - the family is healthy and good, true friends are visiting for Turkey day.Much gratitude indeed.Thanks for sharing.

JunqueMagnet said...

I am indeed a follower and so glad to be one!

Ashley said...

I am definitely a follower of your blog! What a fantastic giveaway! I am grateful to be where I'm at in life! xoxoxo www.1942charm.blogspot.com

Terry said...

I have followed your blog long, long before I made my own blog site. I am pleased that you like what I have done. Friends tell me all the time that I have more creativity than anyone they know and wonder how I come up with all my ideas. I believe that my talent for that is God given and a secret...I get inspiration from people with blogs like yours. So thank you. I am thankful for believing in God, my family and my blogging sisters! Terry

Jamie said...

What a perfectly lovely lace gown. I love it. I have been reading since your first post and I am so inspired by you. At this time of year I am particularly grateful for my loving family and friends - including wonderful blog friends. Enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday. Jamie V in MT
http://rem-nants.blogspot.com
amzanioli@yahoo.com

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hello Laura, Beautiful vignettes and the photos look so pretty. Thanks for sharing....Julian

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

Lovely post Laura!! Already a follower..which Im sure you already know!!lol ;) Hugs,Rachel

Kattywhompus Primitives said...

Hi Laura,
I'm certain that each of your other 1953 followers feel as I do...grateful for the beauty that you share with us on a regular basis. And yes, 1954 followers is incredible! Go you! The gratitude-give-back is such a lovely idea and I would be thrilled to be part of it. I've been following your blog for a long time, and I've already added you to my sidebar.:)

I am most grateful for grace...that God extends His hand to me even though I am imperfect.

Rhonda

shabbyloft said...

I love your bog and am a follower...Stanna
(shabbyloft@aol.com)

shabbyloft said...

Please enter me in your fabulous giveaway.
I am so grateful for my wonderful family. Last week we went through a terrible loss. My nieces husband ended his life. Two little kids. Awful. It makes you realize how precious every moment is. We will all help in raising the little ones. Family can get you through anything. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and hold your loved ones close as I will. Stanna
(shabbyloft@aol.com)

Faye said...

It always humbles me so this time of year when we pause and give thanks to the things we have...I am not talking about materialistic things at all rather the true blessings such as our health, our familiies, our jobs and our inner peace....I would love to win anything you are so gracious to send out and want to offer you and your family much peace, happiness and safety during this upcoming Thanksgiving season... Always, Faye
carolinastitcher.blogspot.com

Faye said...

And, yes, I am one of those 1952 followers...I have been for quite a while...I dont post a comment too often but, believe me, I refer to your wonderful blog alot!! Thank you f0r your wonderful posts!! Faye
carolinastitcher.blogspot.com

jovialjudi said...

What a fabulous and generous giveaway..thanks for the chance at winning! So many things in my life to be grateful for but at the top of the list is family, friends, and the freedoms this coutry affords us. God is good.Oh,,,and I am one of your followers and just love your blog. And so I am thankful for you as well. Hugs, Judi Congrats on so many followers!!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Hello Laura,
I love this vintage nightgown. It is beautiful. I am grateful for so much but probably my trust in God is what I am most grateful for today.

-Danielle

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I am already a follower.

-Danielle

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I have posted your giveaway on my sidebar.

-Danielle

Pearl said...

I'm especially grateful to God, Country and my awesome parents, and my husband and sons. Thanks, Pearl

Jill said...

Laura, I'd love to be entered into your giveaway! I am grateful for (of course family) but I'll add my faith in God. Very grateful for that gift. Very.

Jill said...

And, I'm a follower. Have been for quite awhile!

Evi said...

dearest Laura,
love the nightgown. What lovely embroidery!
I think you will create a magical table for Thanksgiving and you don't need orange. I am looking at the faded colors of some of the Hydrangea flowers and think how lovely that would look with all the blue.
It is truly a time to be thankful for so many things; family, good friends, health and the many little things that make our lives easier and more fun.
It is truly time to count our blessings and you are one of them.
Love you lots my friend,
hugs, Evi

VintageBookLove said...

follower!

VintageBookLove said...

I'm so thankful for my parents who raised me and my brother with Christian values and traditions.

VintageBookLove said...

Also wanted to let you know that I posted this on my blog! :)

Ginger said...

Even though I do not see my children, grandbabies and family as much as I would love, (you see we live in another state) I am still ever so thankful to hear their voices, the internet and visits when when can! Happy Thanksgiving!

Bonnie said...

I am thankful for family above all. The making of memories and passing them on to the next generation.

Bonnie said...

I am a new follower!

Roseanna said...

How generous of you! Happy birthday, and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. I am always grateful for my wonderful children and grandchildren.

Roseanna said...

I am already a follower!

Vintage French Hen said...

How generous! I am so grateful to discover blogging. I'm new, just started the first of this year and am really enjoying it. But mostly I am thankful my son is home from Iraq after his 3rd tour over there. Happy Thanksgiving friend, Marcia

The French Bear said...

Laura, your photos are truly magical....love the hydrangea!!! What a gorgeous picture, the white pumpkin looks so good with the flowers and the pods......stunning!!! Your photos are always beautiful but I do love this one!
The nightie is exquisite!!!! What a wonderfully kind and generous giveaway!!!
I know my heart beat faster at just the thought of having dishes from Evi....your family must be thrilled!!!!
I am so thankful for all my friends I have met through blogging!
Happy Birthday to your sister, and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!!
Thank you for making it possible for me to meet Evi, I feel so blessed to know both of you!!
Hugs,
Mags
xo

The French Bear said...

Of course I am a follower too!!!
Mags
xo

Vintage French Hen said...

I have been a follower I believe since the day I started my own blog! Marcia

The French Bear said...

I just posted your giveaway to my blog!!!
Thanks again Laura!
Mags
xo

Angela said...

I always love to see each new post from you. Your blog is so beautiful!
God is so good to me and I have so many things to be thankful for...loved ones, our good health, our freedoms, and so much more.

Angela said...

I'm a follower!!

It's me said...

Hi Laura.............600 !! o my........that ia so many post !!..in two year??....congratulations.....beautiful.....it is always pleasure to come here you know!!...lovely day....love Ria...

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Wow! What a fun giveaway. I'm most thankful for my family. I was blessed with wonderful parents, two loving brothers, and now a great husband and 3 beautiful boys. Can't ask for anything more.

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Oh and I am also a follower.

Hugs,
Judy

Andi's English Attic said...

Wow! Just look at the work on that nightdress! It's absolutely beautiful. From the days when craftmanship was expected and appreciated. Thank goodness there are many girls out there in blog land today who are bringing the beauty of crafts back again. xx

Andi's English Attic said...

And of course I'm a follower. Love your blog. :D xx

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

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Jenni said...

After being told I was unable to conceive children without intervention, I have given thanks every single day for my not one but two beautiful boys now aged 14 and 12. They have brought me so mucj joy and even when they are not at their best, I know that I am so fortunate to have them.
Thank you for the chance to say thanks publicly for my gift of children and thankyou for the opportunity to see the beauty you are creating and sharing with so many others through your blog.

oma leentje said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
And of course I'm a follower
Ik ben blj dat alle die ik lief heb gezond zijn. Ik heb een heerlijk leven. Zet je Give -Away op mijn blog. Fijne tijd
Liefs Leni

Lesley said...

What a wonderful giveaway. Please count me in. I am a follower

Lesley said...

I have MS and I'm most grateful to my kind, patient and funny husband. I am also grateful for the days when my hands decide to co-operate, and I'm able to do some embtoidery

Lululiz said...

Oooh, those blue and white dishes, they remind me so much of my childhood in Germany, I am convinced my grandmother had the very same pattern for every day use.
Almost 600 posts, and each and every one I have seen since I became a follower has the most amazing photographs.
What am I most grateful for? Gosh, this sounds so corny, but I am so grateful that our family is such a happy one, that my husband of nearly 30 years still tells me he loves me, that we giggle and laugh together so often and so much that we ache and cry, that our boys are doing well in their chosen careers, that we are blessed with two beautiful granddaughters, and that our doggies give us so much happiness. Secondly, that we were incredibly lucky to find our little piece of paradise in France, and thirdly, that I am part of the most amazing blogging community, which makes me smile ( and sometimes cry ) every day. I could give you a huge long list here, but I think I have waffled on enough, lol.

Lululiz said...

Ah, second post to confirm that I am indeed a follower.

Lululiz said...

And of course I will put your button with a link back to this post on my sidebar.

Laura said...

Hi Laura,
I'm especially grateful for my two kids, love of my life, but I'm grateful for my family and friends, and people like you that inspire me every day.
I'm a happy follower and I will put your button on my sidebar.

Felice "Giorno del ringraziamento" (Thanksgiving) a te e famiglia from Italy :-)

Laura

Robin Thomas said...

Laura,

Please count me in. I write in a journal every night 5 things I am grateful for. It recounts my day and creates perspective. Some days I am grateful just to be in bed, others it is to hear my daughter's music within this house, or that my mother is alive.

What a beautiful give-away. Thank you.

A Cottage Muse said...

I am thankful for my happy, healthy family! I am also happy I set out on this wonderful blogging adventure this year and I am sure it will only get better!

Looking forward to seeing your tablescape!

A Cottage Muse said...

Oh...and I am already a follower!

Danielle Combs said...

I'm most grateful for EVERYTHING in life. The big, the small, the good, bad and ugly. All of it is beautiful to me and I am BLESSED.

You don't have to consider this an entry into the giveaway, I would rather someone else wins over me.

I'm not usually a fan of blue in relation to anything kitchen or eating related, but those look to be some lovely, lovely dishes.

Rummet för välbefinnande said...

Ohh, Laura - you are really a kind spirit!

Gratitude is really one of the magic things in life. To feel real and true gratitude is a gift. We have so many things to be grateful for, but I think that - many of them - we take them for granted. As family and friends, being well and so on. Not to forget our fantastic nature.
There are so many things in life that are simply worth the most, and they are for free. And if we can learn to appreciate that, we don´t need to buy happiness.

But, off course I can feel very happy when I buy somethings very special, like old laces but that is happiness in another way *big smile*

I´m a follower and I´m also going to add a link on my blog.

Myself I have had the great pleasure to find the house that I have been dreaming of for a long time, so I´m moving right now = not much time for blogging. But I will check your blog as often as I can!
Take care and I send a lot of gratitude to you, for sharing so many beautiful things and words with us.
Mia

Lainie said...

What a nice idea for a giveaway! I am thankful for my family. And for my twins' both (who's birthdays are November 26th by the way) having returned safely from the mideast.
Hugs,
Lainie

Lainie said...

I am also a follower and enjoy your blog very much!
Hugs,
Lainie

Cheryl @ Bingle Bears said...

WONDERFUL! I'm simply grateful for my life and all its blessings.

Cheryl @ Bingle Bears said...

Oh, I'm also a follower!

Claudia said...

Thank you for your generous giveback. I am most grateful for my husband, dogs and little cottage. Nestled in this cozy house with those I love around me...all is well.

xo
Claudia

Claudia said...

I am also a follower.

xo
Claudia

Elsina said...

What a lovely giveaway and idea behind it. We don't have thanksgiving where i live, but I have my own thanksgiving every day. Every day I thank God for that day, for the blessings we received, for my beautiful family, for peace, for life!

Elsina xx

Elsina said...

and I was already a follower. I thank you for sharing all your beautiful inspiring posts and images with us all. I live quite isolated and far away from my home country and tru the world wide web I can find all your beautiful blogs and they make me so happy and a bit at home :)

Elsina said...

and posted at my sidebar!

Olive Cooper said...

I am thankful to God for a wonderful full life and a lovely family.

Olive Cooper said...

I follow, I follow!

Anonymous said...

Oh yes ... simply splendid. I am thankful every morning when I open my eyes and my feet hit the floor running.
SuZeQ ~ kosec@sbcglobal.net

Linens Lace and Lattes said...

Hi - What a wonderful giveaway. I would love to be entered and will keep my fingers crossed that I am the lucky lucky winner. All of us who follow you though are winners each time we open your beautiful blog filled with amazing photos and inspiration. Thanks for always brightening my day.
deb

onehappiecamper said...

how fun! very lovely as usual :)
beth

onehappiecamper said...

now i'm a follower too!

Dragonlady said...

Hi, I am most grateful for the Lord blessing me and my family everyday with life....

I love your blog and I am a follower...
hugs
Brenda

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Thanksgiving too
I am grateful for all of God"s Blessings
Thank You for a wonderful post and for all of the inspiration
You have such a kind heart
Blessings
Pam

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Oh Yes I am a follower and will post on my side bar about your fabulous giveaway I cant wait to see what other goodies you add each day
brillant
Blessings
Pam

cityfarmer said...

My family means the world to me ...
and after that, my home and after that people just like y.o.u.

hugs

I'd glad love anything you're offering

Jane said...

Hi Laura and thanks for your generous giveaway. I have followed your blog for over a year now and admire your photography enormously. I live in the UK and have one daughter in New York who I miss daily. I am blessed to live in safety, warmth, with enough food and water compared with so many less fortunate. I am blessed that I have some creativity and three wonderful, extremely creative children and lastly, but by no means least, a kind, generous and wonderful husband who is my friend and my greatest love. Happy Thanksgiving.

Carol R said...

Please enter me into your most generous draw. I lurk on a regular basis and think your blog and pictures are amazing!

Carol R said...

Almost forgot I am a follower of your blog.

marie said...

What a lovely give back! The gift is beautiful as I'm sure they will all be but truely, the best part is the sentiment behind it!!

Thank you!

marie said...

I love following your blog!

marie said...

I posted about your giveaway on my blog (sidebar).
Thanks again and Happy Thanksgiving! I'm sure your table will look beautiful!

Chellie said...

I too am greatful for family and friends! Lovely give back - I love your posts and pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Chellie said...

I am leaving another comment as a follower - I visit everyday for inspiration. Have a wonderful birthday and very Happy Thanksgiving.

Kris said...

Love your pictures. I am most grateful that I still have a job throughout all these lay offs and that my kids are all healthy and doing well.

Kris said...

I too am a follower.

Andy's Attic said...

Laura, your give back sounds wonderful. I am most grateful for my husband. He isn't perfect, but he is perfect for me. My life has been enriched since I found him!
I like the idea of an unusual table setting and we know you don't like orange, anyway.
(thank you for my bday greeting)
Annette

Andy's Attic said...

I am a follower and happy to be one!!
Annette

Andy's Attic said...

But wait, there's more...I added your give back to my side bar!
Annette

Annemary said...

j'aiiiiiiime tellement ton blog que je viens tous les jours voir ce que tu as mis !!je demande la traduction mais un peu "trash brr" mais je suis contente quand même !!!!je vais aller quelques jours à l'hôpital pour un by-pass gastrique et tu vas beaucoup me manquer love and kiss lovely Laura ton amie de suisse à+

Blue Creek Home said...

I love that you are using blue hydrangea and white pumpkins for Thanksgivng. It's nice to shake things up occasionally!

I love this vintage night dress. It would be perfect on my wicker mannequin.
Thanks
Rhonda

Blue Creek Home said...

I am proud to be a follower of 52 Flea!
Rhonda

Lisa said...

I love your blog and all the beautiful things I see and read about! Congrats on 600 posts. We Canadians already celebrated our Thanksgiving but I am always thankful for the beautiful family God has given me. The snow that finally appeared last night? Not so much!lol

Lisa said...

I am a follower too!

Freyja Stoltz said...

Such a treat to meet you after following your blog. Wasn't Silver Bella just a hoot. It sure got my creative juices flowing. Perfect timing for the upcoming long winter.

Keep inspiring us with your beautiful words and images!
Freyja Stoltz (Iowa City, Iowa)

la Brocanteuse said...

CONGRATULATIONS Laura on your 600th post!
you continue to be a beautiful influence on us and a amazing inspiration both creative and in life...
enjoy your blessed life with family and friends.
warm regards
Colette
..right now, I feel blessed to be back home, healing and am amazed once again to rediscover my wonderful supporting family and friends- there is little more I want but this unconditional care.

victoriantailor said...

This is a great idea, Laura, where do I begin, there is so much I am grateful for. My wonderful 4 children, and 5 grandchildren top the list, a home, this fun blog world and the wonderful people in it, my health,traveling this Thanksgiving to be with my daughter, grandson and extented family, the list just keeps going, would have to leave another comment to get it all in!!!! Celeste, The Victorian Tailor

la Brocanteuse said...

Oh Laura but of course I am a follower!! over and over!! - will add your gratitude give away to my side bar- because it will be a privilege.

pippirose said...

Thanks for the chance to enter your fabulous giveaway!
I am grateful for my family...and most of all my husband.
:o)
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

pippirose said...

I follow your blog via GFC.
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Jem said...

What a beautiful piece to give away, the detailing is absolutely gorgeous. I'm a Brit and so Thanksgiving is a concept I'm only familiar with through US TV and film but it's such a lovely thing, to give thanks for the things we are most grateful for.

May family and friends come top of my list - I don't think there is anything more special than the people who know us best and appreciate us just as we are :-)

Jem xXx

P.S I'm an avid reader/follower! :-)

north pal said...

i don't believe i have ever been in a blog giveaway that had a giveaway each day for 7 days. that will be fun. the gown is lovely,crisp white and fresh. i have one small dish like you have shown approx. 3-4inches and i adore that little piece and appreciate it. Bestest,Denise

LizlovesVintage said...

Hi Laura,I am a follower! What a wonderful nightgown and post. Maybe one day we can collaborate together in a giveaway of some sort. wouldn't that be fun? Happy Thanksgiving To you! hugs,Liz

north pal said...

hello laura, again i write you to let you know that i am a follower and thank you for your 600th blog. my certain blogs mean a great deal to me. i feel a closeness to my favorites and seem to have to check in on all of you nearly everyday. so, it is i that am thankful to you ladies. God bless you and your family,especially your mom. we all share in so many common things. life is sweet,but...we must be strong.:))) Bestest,Denise

Susie Davis said...

Oh how I love your Gratitude Giveback. All month, I've been encouraging gratitude through my Joy Challenge http://www.susiedavis.org/category/joy-challenge/ and it's been such a blessing to me! Okay, I'm grateful for a handsome 17 hand horse that safely (and beautifully) took my youngest through a horse show today. And our precious trainer that lets us ride that magnificent animal.

Becky C said...

I'm sure your table will be gorgeous. This giveaway sounds so fun. Love the vintage gown. I'm am most thankful for my family- how wonderful to have those you love all around for the Holidays.

Becky C said...

I have been a follower since I started blogging in June. Love coming here.
Blessings,
Becky C
Buckets of Burlap

Mic said...

How sweet you are for doing this for us!

I am most grateful that I live in a county of such bounty and freedom. Freedom to worship, to gather, to speak, to go wherever I want to go and when. What a wonderful land we live in! And I am SO very grateful for all the men and women who serve in the military to preserve and protect us. God bless America!

BB said...

I am most grateful for my family, friends, and health. I am grateful for all the small, simple pleasures that come with small town living.

I am also grateful for the creative women who blog and share their homes, shops, food, and lives through their blogs.
Brenda

*Maristella* said...

Buongiorno! Che meraviglia....amo tutto quello che è antico e shabby!!!
Un caro saluto, *Maristella*.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a sweet and lovely giveaway! And a gentle reminder of the importance of gratitude!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

And I am grateful to be happily following along!

Susanne said...

Wow, 600 posts, congratulations! I'm grateful that my husband and I are able to travel up to Minnesota to visit our daughter this Thanksgiving week.
Susanne.

Susanne said...

I'm grateful that I've found such an interesting blog to follow in 52 Flea.
Susanne.

Nancy H. said...

I just love, love, love your blog! I want to go shopping with you!

I am very thankful that my husband wil home from Iraq this year, and we will have the most wonderful Thanksgiving ever!

Susanne said...

I'm grateful I figured out how to add your link to my sidebar.
Susanne.

Robin Thomas said...

This is my second entry as I am your faithful follower! I am grateful for art too. It isn't a luxury, it is necessary. Thank you for such a wonderful give-away!

brudeblogg said...

Thank you so much for reminding me of beeing grateful!
I am grateful for my husband, my children and my grandchildren :)
I am also grateful that I have a lovely house and garden,
And I am grateful that I can read your blog here in Norway :)

Sharon Wengel said...

Your photos and words inspire me , I'm grateful for you !
Sharon

Sandi said...

I am so very grateful to be alive to enjoy this wonderful world and all the happenings of each day.

FairfieldHouse said...

The details on the Victorian gown are exquisite. I am grateful to see the beauty in the simple gifts of day to day living -- a shadow of my lace curtain cast across my wall, fall's last rose, another day without pain for our 14 year old cairn terrier, my mother who has alzhiemers recognizing me. I am blessed.

Deborah

Sue K said...

Oh, my! What a lovely gown! So simple and the details is just beautiful.
I am grateful for my wonderful country life, my family and for the freedoms we have.
hugs, Sue K

Sue K said...

I am a follower of your blog and look forward to each update you post. Thank you for sharing your inspiring ideas with us!!

Laurie said...

Laura, what a generous giveaway. I look forward to peeking each day to see what is new as we help you celebrate!

Laurie said...

I've been a follower for quite a while...and what I'm most thankful for this year is my little family of three being together. We have so much and yet it's so easy to feel ungrateful. This year, I'm grateful for our relatively peaceful lives and for being together; the years are passing as my son nears adulthood so I know these days are numbered.

Juli56 said...

Hello Laura,
I love this vintage nightgown.I 've been a follower for quite a while.
I`m so thankful for my family and that I found
the essence of life.

Love Sabine

kana said...

I would love to win! I have so many blessings of thanksgiving.....my family, our health, our jobs. Many, many blessings!!

lizzy said...

Hi Laura! Your decorating ideas are always so inspiring! I love the blues and browns for Thanksgiving...maybe next year? (I wonder how you keep your hydrangeas so blue, mine fade away....).
Happy Thanksgiving!

lizzy d

lizzy said...

PS I'm a follower and would love to be entered in the giveaway!
lizzy

Katy said...

Think of all the beautiful dreams you could have in a nightgown like that! I love your blog. It is absolutely beautiful! :) Katy

Chris said...

What a great theme for a give-away! I'm doing a 600 Minutes of Gratitude Journal, where I write for 10 minutes a day, for 60 days, about what I'm grateful for. It's impossible to let a bad day get me down when I realize how wonderful life is.

FredaB said...

Thank you for the chance to win this beautiful nightie. It would be an honor to own it.

I am grateful for all that life has given to me. A wonderful, supportive husband and 3 great children. what more could a woman ask for.

Hugs

FredaB

ps - I am a follower now. I have been reading you for a long time but officially just joined.

Anonymous said...

I'm thankful for my adopted son who is so good to me.

sweetiesuzy@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I'm a follower, and thankful for a second entry.

sweetiesuzy@aol.com

Burlap Luxe said...

Laura Happy Birthday, Happy ThanksGiving, I am thankful for tattered things that I can find love and history in. Restyled and reused is always a eco-best to do for old cast offs.

I am always thankful that God knows my needs and that they are in one way or another met, you see this is most of all what I am grateful and Thankful for.... Nothing else and nothing less.

Love all that you inspire with family and dear friends who decide to as paring-down there needs. As well as the beauty of the dishes passed on to a love one. They truly are beauties that will add GRACE to a thankful table of GIVING!!!

Thank you Laura for adding to my blogging experience with your added beauty!

Sending you a graceful Sunday!
xx
Dore

VintageCrafter said...

Hi Laura!
What a wonderful blog and fantasic giveaway. It would take so long to list all that I am grateful for...but I AM so thankful for my family and friends and for you and your blog! You are such an inspiration.
**smiles**
carol

VintageCrafter said...

I am already a follower too!
*Carol*

Jane said...

Hi Laura,
Thanks for hosting the wonderful giveaway. I would love to be entered. I am grateful that after almost a year since my husband's ALS diagnosis he is still able to walk and get around the house. He's not able to go far but his faith, courage and attitude have been an inspiration to me.
Jane

Jane said...

Me again.....I'm a follower!
Have a great week.
Jane

vintagesusie & wings said...

I am grateful for so very much in my life, it's hard to pick just a few. But by far my greatest blessings come from the love of family. I can't imagine a life without these loving, crazy, fabulous & wonderful people in it. I am so very lucky...
You said your birthday is coming up, mine is on Thanksgiving this year which always makes is extra spcial!
Happy Birthday friend & a Thanksgiving full of Blessings!
Thanks for the chance to win...
Smiles,
Susie

vintagesusie & wings said...

And I am a happy follower of 52 Flea...who isn't? lol
Smiles,
Susie

victoriantailor said...

Hi Laura, I am a follower, and just wanted to leave another comment on your gratitude giveaway. I am getting ready to leave for Thanksgiving dinner with my daughter who lives on Cape Cod. So probably will not be following the blogs till we return around the 2nd. Meanwhile as I can see you will have a blessed and thankful Thanksgiving, as I, My grandson,Daniel, my daughter and extended family, untill I return, Celeste, my blog is The Victorian Tailor

victoriantailor said...

Hi Laura, me again, Celeste, I do not know how to put your url on my blog. I have your button on, so how do I put the url on? What is your url? Thanks, The Victorian Tailor

Tammy/Yesterday's Cottage said...

Hi Laura,
Thank you so much for the gift of this beautiful blog and the opportunity to enter your wonderful give-away. I have much to be grateful for even in the midst of a very trying time of double unemployment for myself and my husband. But this week, I'm especially grateful that I have an actual interview coming up! In our town 60,000 people have lost their jobs, so to even get an interview and an opportunity of a job is nothing short of a miracle! I'm already feeling blessed.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

SilkLover said...

Sometimes I feel as though I am all alone. Then someone comes along and helps me when I need it or calls to say hello, and I remember how fortunate I really am and say Thank You. So thank you for a beautiful post and a lovely giveaway. I hope your generosity is returned 10 fold.

S*Ja Znaju, Scrappar Liv said...

Just imagine, if I, living in cold Sweden was to win ;-)
Have followed your blog for some time, and you are my nr 2 favorite, nr. 1 is my Creator ;-)
"It is happier to give than to receive" Acts 20:35 (last part)Thank you for all that you give of inspiration.

shelbyisrad said...

I am thankful for my church and my family

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

What a beautiful giveaway! Thank you for the chance. ; )
~Michele

NancyO. said...

I'm also a follower...forgot to add it last week.
NancyO.

brudeblogg said...

Hi again! This is my second comment. I am a happy follower :)

Catherine said...

Your blog is certainly a favorite to visit, and with the help of BlogReader I always know when there is a new posting of beautiful photographs and uplifting comments.

Sea Gypsy said...

What a wonderfully beautiful giveaway!

There are so many things that I am grateful for, but the biggest one of all is life itself. What a miracle life is! There is so much beauty and wonder all around us, at every moment of our lives. We only have to open our eyes and our hearts and it's just there. Life is such an adventure, with so many amazing twists and turns and with beauty around every corner. I am so thankful for this journey. And I am thankful for those fellow travelers who also delight in the wonderment that each day brings.

Thank you for adding joy to my journey. :)

Sea Gypsy said...

Hello again! This is my second comment, as I am also a follower.

Thank you for this amazing give back!

Jill said...

And, now I have blogged about your wonderful giveaway!

victoriantailor said...

Hi Laura, another day to be grateful, as I was when I looked at the full moon last night,it was shinning bright as the warm breeze blew the clouds over it, such an awesome sight. I could see shades of pink, blue and navy blue,
I wanted to write now, before I leave for the holiday for another grateful event,Thanksgiving with family. Have a wonderful week, Celeste, The Victorian Tailor

bigeyedchick said...

Dear Laura,
How sweet and thoughtful of you to share your wonderful finds in a give away!
I am grateful for many things, but I would have to say mostly that no one in my immediate family (siblings, parents, children) has had to suffer a terminal illness. I think that would be the hardest thing to endure. I am grateful for my family, my home and my friends. What else do you need?
Love your blog!
Laurel in MN

Francy said...

I am most grateful to be an American. That says it all!

C Pohl said...

I am grateful for everyday i am healthy

c

Never Enough Thyme Creations said...

I just found your beautiful blog!! I am thankful for such inspiring bloggers as yourself!

Rita A. said...

What a beautiful blog. I love the photography and the treasures and well, everything.
Thank you for having this giveaway as it helped me find you.

Rita A. said...

I just became a follower and look forward to exploring more of your blog.

deborah said...

what a lovely give-away. keeping the giving in the thanksgiving....love that!!!! thanksgiving is my most favorite holiday and i'm blogging about it all week.

Angela Grasse said...

Wow! You are a very generous woman! I totally enjoy reading your blog and looking at all the cool things you collect!
warm regards
Angela

Ashley said...

I am entering this giveaway!!! I am truly thankful for my faith...How does anyone go on not having faith?? Thankful for my children and hubby!
When I saw those rhinestone buttons...oh my heart just melted, love them! xoxoxo www.1942charm.blogspot.com

Nancy said...

Right this very minute, I'm thankful for your blog! I became a follower earlier this morning, when looking at blogs of those who attended Silver Bella (you lucky woman, you!) & just came back to spend part of my lunch time with you. What a glorious blog you have! Thank you for a bit of peace, serenity, beauty amidst my everyday office surroundings.

Nancy said...

And I'm to leave another comment for being a follower? Ok ... here it is! (lol)

Nancy said...

Oh, and ... I linked to your blog in my own blog post earlier. It's not to this Gratitude post precisely, but to your blog. Does that count? ;-)
Going back to my lunch now ... lol

onehappiecamper said...

i'm thankful for health and family, Jesus.... and the ability to see beauty in the old, worn and rusty. :) beth

onehappiecamper said...

also, became a follower!

longtodolist said...

I'm thankful for the crisp fall weather, the anticipation of Christmas and my wonderful family to share it all with.

Sammy said...

Love your blog and all of your pictures! ~ Thanks for sharing!

cottageprims said...

I am so blessed and thankful for so much.I just did blog entry on thanfullness if you want to stop for a visit.Please enter me in your lovely contest.Warm Blessings!~Amy

cottageprims said...

I'm a new follower and so glad I found you.Everything is simply lovely! Warm Blessings!~Amy

cottageprims said...

I will post to my blog.(even though it's so pretty I don't want to share) smile..Thanks for the chance.Warm Blessings!~Amy

melanie said...

I do indeed enjoy your blog...Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Hank said...

Happy Thanksgiving...
you give me such inspiration with your blog!!

Sharon said...

Happy Thanksgiving ... and what a beautiful way to give back. It is like the movie pay it forward! Thanksgivingis about family, those close to you, those far away and those who have left this earth ... it is about remembering, about rejoicing in the day and about looking forward. To you and your family Happy thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

Hello, just discovered your blog. You know you click on one bog read their favorites and then click on their favorites and before you know it have found the most beautiful photos and your blog. Your collection are inspiring.Needless to say you have been bookmarked, and I will visit you often. Enjoy all your Holidays. Mary

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

I am so thankful for my Christian faith, for my sweet, sweet hubby, and our cozy cottage home!

Becky G. in GA

Tanya said...

The blue and white plates is so pretty. What a thoughtful gift. I am so grateful this year that all of my children and husband are healthy and that we live in such a blessed country. The beautiful weather that we've been having is just icing on the cake!

Chrissy said...

Where to begin,my list is long...I have so much to be thankful for! Your giveaway just blows me away...lots of love~

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