My Blogversary, A Giveaway, and a Fun Feature...


It's my blogversary!  When I started this blog a year ago today, I compared it to stepping off the dock and jumping in the water!  I had one comment on my first post~ my brother!  I had no idea how much fun it would be or all the wonderful blog friends I would make!  It has been a creative journey~ I love the writing, the photography, the projects, and all the inspiration I find from all of you!  I SO appreciate all your kind, supportive, and uplifting comments...you're the best!!  So to thank you, I am having a little giveaway!  As we are already so close to Halloween, I decided to do a vintage Christmas giveaway!  Included are 3 sweet little vintage Christmas cards...


seven aluminum light reflectors...


two glittered cardboard reflectors, and a star cookie cutter...

 two old silvery glittered pinecones...

 a white reindeer, and a vintage drop crystal...


a decorative silverplate tray to hold them all...


some delicate vintage tinsel garland...


some sweet little vintage ornaments...


and just for fun, 50 vintage French vocabulary cards!



All you have to do is leave a comment on this post, and you're entered!  If you're not a follower, I hope you will be~ I LOVE making new blog friends!  If you don't have a blog, please leave an email address where I can reach you.  The giveaway ends on Sat Oct 23rd 10 pm CST ~ Good Luck!


 Also, FUN news for me today!  Sweet Sherrie of  A Vintage Affair   has featured me on her blog!


She has Blog Spotlight Saturday and I am honored to be chosen this week!!   I hope you'll stop by and visit her fun blog!!  There's a link at the top of my blog sidebar!  Thanks SO much, Sherrie!


Until next time...
Linda
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88 comments

  1. What a wonderful give away of vintage Christmas!!!--thank you so much for offering this to us readers. I enjoy your blog very much and I am a follower.

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  2. Happy Blogversary!!!!! Isn't it great to see how far you've come and how many new friends you've made?

    Your giveaway is very generous, and I'm crossing my fingers that I'll be the winner!!

    Alice
    thepetersons13@mchsi.com

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  3. Hey, congrats on the spotlight and happy anniversary! I've enjoyed being your bloggy buddy. We got started about the same time...Love your give away, it would fit right in on the place we are decorating for the Christmas tour. Lezlee

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  4. Happy anniversary! I enjoy your blog. Please count me in on this generous give-away. Thank you very much.

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  5. Happy blogversary! :) What a cool giveaway you're having! I always enjoy your posts and love seeing all the cool things you find.

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  6. Happy Anniversary!!!
    I LOVE your giveaway!!! Today I startet thinking about my Christmas cards and handmade gifts and is a coincidence that I CHOSE vintage.
    thank you for the opportunity to enter your giveaway.
    best regards,
    Wanda C.
    wanda.contreras@yahoo.com

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  7. Congratulations on your Blogversary! I know how you must have felt. I feel the same way. Your blog is beautiful. I hope you will tell me that it has evolved over time. That gives me some hope. I am so glad to make your friendship. I am a new follower. I don't think I will ever have 300+.
    You are so kind to have a giveaway. We should be giving you something. Hugs, Ginger

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  8. Happy Anniversary Linda! How funny that your brother was your first and only commenter. What a loyal sibling. You've come a long way baby! Have a great weekend. Ann

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  9. Happy one year, Linda! Thanks for hosting this vintage giveaway :)

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  10. Congratulations on 1year in blogland! What a fun time! Thank you for letting me feature you it is truly a pleasure!

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  11. What a fun giveaway! The holidays will be here before we know it. Even though I am not an "official follower", I check your blog every day for updates. Congratulations on your Blogversary! Karen

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  12. Happy Blogiversary! So glad you started blogging. I'd love to be entered in your generous giveaway.

    xo
    Claudia

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  13. Happy blogversary to you! You have the best stuff and I would love to win this one. Good luck to all!
    And congratulations on being featured on A Vintage Affair, I'm off to visit her.
    Hope you are enjoying your weekend!
    KarenSue

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  14. Happy anniversary and congratulations on the feature.You are having great fun.Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Happy Anniversary and congratulations on the feature, Linda. I look forward to your second year of posts.

    Have a great weekend! La

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  16. Happy, happy, happy Blogiversary and congrats on your well deserved feature. What spectacular giveaway!!

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  17. Linda, that is a beautifull giveaway, I love all the vintage christmas goodies, you are offering.
    Congratulations with your one year.
    (I`m on my husbonds computer-mine went out...so unable to put your button on my sidebar,dear, untill I find out what is wrong...)
    Happy saturday evening. Hugs, Dorthe

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  18. Happy Blogaversary! What a beautiful give-away This would look perfect on our sofa table athe holidays. Congrats on being featured today -well deserved :-)

    Sharingink@gmail.com

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  19. Hi Linda.
    Happy Anniversary!!!
    Your give away is wonderful group of vintage Christmas items.
    It is always a pleasure to visit your blog!
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs, Sharon

    ps I really would love to win this give away...hehehe
    I usually don't state this in my responses.

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  20. I love what you put together for your blog anniversary giveaway! Please enter me (fingers crossed that I win)!

    -Danielle

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  21. What pretty vintage Christmas goodies!! I always enjoy your post and all your bits and pieces! I'm going over now to see you in the spotlight!

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  22. OOh OOh OOh, enter me!!! I love all of those items AND I have started planning some changes at my house that were inspired by a Christmas vignette, which will focus on the white and silver, so perfect(I know, like I have it in the bag, lol)! Even if I don't win, this helps to add to what I have pictured in my head, Thanks Linda, and CONGRATS!!

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  23. Me....pick me! I have followed your blog for a while now, It's inspiring. I love vintage ANYTHING! Thanks for hosting this giveaway, your sweet.

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  24. Congrats to you! This blogging is such fun! Darling Christmas items. Hugs♥Olive

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  25. Happy Blogversary! I love your blog, your Etsy shop and your creative spirit. I am so glad to follow you and have you on my blog roll. I find lots of great inspiration here and check in daily. I absolutely love what you have hand picked to be your giveaway. It is gorgeous! Anyone would be thrilled to have those vintage goodies in their home. If I won, I think I would refer back to your beautiful pictures and simply display these items exactly like the lovely vignette you created for this post! Congrats on the first year of blogging. Enjoy the next even more!

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  26. Happy Anniversary, so glad you took that leap when you started your blog so that we could become friends! And congratulations on being featured...how exciting and well deserved!

    Thanks so much for this wonderful giveaway. So many great things, I would love to win it!

    Kat :)

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  27. happy blogversary linda!

    thanks for being such a great blogger buddy...and for being so generous with your giveaway...wow!

    i'd love to win all that sparkly goodness for my Christmas decor.

    judi

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  28. Congrats Linda. Oh what a very sweet giveaway. As I was looking, I was actually thinking of all the fun things I would do if I won. I am of course a very happy follower, and so happy I have became your blogging friend.

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  29. Congratulations! I'm always in wonder of how you find these little treasures.

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  30. Congrats on One Year! I'm sure it went fast. I find your blog to be very inspiring and a relaxing place to visit. I would be honored to be in your drawing.

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  31. Hi Linda! Congratulations! What a thoughtful giveaway. That silver tray is beautiful, and my Christmas gets more vintage every year. :-) You always find such wonderful things. However, nothing beats the special friendships that are made in this blog world. :-)

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  32. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! I hope I make it to my first year:) Sometimes I worry if I'll have enough to write about that people will be interested in. I really enjoy your blog and hope it continues for a long time to come. Thanks for the opportunity to win your Christmas items. Some of them would look great on my gingerbread & apple tree I always put in my kitchen. It's my favorite and I can't wait to blog about it later!

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  33. Congratulations to you! What a beautiful giveaway-I love it all!

    ~Trisha

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  34. Hello Linda, Congratulations on your blogiversary my dear blogging friend!!! Of course I would be honored to be entered in your sweet vintage Christmas giveaway! Take care, Julie

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  35. what a great giveaway, you are so kind.

    I'm having a giveaway too, I hope you have time to come visit.

    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

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  36. I am new to your blog and I love it.
    what a fun give away too.
    Happy Anniversary!
    Jenny
    jennys0309@yahoo.com

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  37. Cool giveaway, I guess you started yours just two weeks before I started mine. Mine 1st blogversary is on the 30th.
    Count me in and stop in for my giveaway in a couple of weeks.
    Thanks, xoxo Kim

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  38. Wow, this is all so gorgeous, Linda!!! And congratulations on being featured...I'm heading over there!!!
    XO

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  39. Hello Linda....!

    Happy HAPPY blogiversary my faraway Friend....! How truely MAGICAL is this blogging business....That it can draw people together from ALL walks of life from ALL OVER the world....I'm so VERY glad you are my Friend through blogging & I am yours....I feel RICHER for it....!!

    CONGRATS on being featured by Sherrie of A Vintage Affair....I'll pop in & visit with her....!!

    Take care & have an SPLENDIFOROUS week....!

    Cheers from Oz,
    Tamarah :o)

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  40. Hi Linda,
    Happy Blog Anniversary!! Your blog is one of my favorites. I always enjoy seeing your fabulous vintage finds and creations.
    Isn't it fun to look back a year ago and see how far your blog has come? From one comment from your brother to many, many comments from Itsy Bits and Pieces fans!!
    Please enter me in the giveaway.... I love the wonderful vintage Christmas stuff.
    Jane

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  41. Congratulations on 1st Year Anniversary!Also for being Featured!It is Nice to be Recognized for things we Love doing!
    Your Giveaway is Amazing!! Thank you so much for Hosting!
    Have a Wonderful Week!
    Hugs
    Jill
    jillemccall@gmail.com

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  42. Happy Blogaversary! I still can't believe you've only been blogging for a year -- you make it all look so effortless! Congratulations on all your achievements. You're my inspiration!

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  43. Yes...blogging is scary...sometimes I think I just blog for myself and in a way I do.
    Thank you for having such a sweet giveaway. Everything including the dish that holds it is charming.
    Have a great day!
    Laraine

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  44. Happy Blogversary Linda!!!!!! What a wonderful giveaway (here's hoping!).
    Stop by for a visit and you can enter my 6 month anniversary giveaway.

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  45. Happy Blogversary!! I love your blog...so much fun!!

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  46. Howdy Linda! :0) Glad you liked my trip pics! WE love to tour historical places too. When we go on vacation we try to pick places that have educational attractions as well. We've been to Philly, Williamsburg, West Point, Gettysburg, toured MANY old ships and submarines and loads more. Our boys probably wouldn't know what it was like to go on a vacation without seeing something historical along the way! lol (actually they'd prob be disappointed at this point!) :)
    Love all your goodies your giving away! Oh and Happy Blogaversary. :)
    HUGS!
    Missy :)

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  47. Hi. Just found you from Spotlight Saturday. Love your blog and look forward to reading more. I am new to blogging and loving it. I'm also mom of two grown daughters and a newer grandma! Love everything vintage and just became an antique and vintage dealer and setting up a shop on etsy. Congrats on your one year anniversary, and thanks for the lovely giveaway.
    ~ Julie

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  48. Hi Linda
    A big congrats on your blogaversary! Please enter me in your giveaway, I love all of your beautiful treasures! Especially the tinsel and the wonderful sivlver tray. And the French vocabulary cards, oooh, la, la! Also congrats for being featured! I am going over to check it out right now :)

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  49. Happy Blogiversary ~ What Wonderful vintage items you have chosen, Please Enter Me & Yes, I am a Follower ~ Have a Wonderful Week
    Cheryl

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  50. What a gorgeous tray. Happy blogiversary, and I am a follower.

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  51. Hi Linda!
    Happy Blog Birthday! How cool to be featured on that blog, which I need to visit!
    How FUN to have a sweet giveaway with great Christmas goodies!
    Thank you!
    I think blogging is great and have learned so much and "met" so many great gals!
    Warmly,
    deb :)

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  52. Hi Linda - so nice to meet you (you left a comment on my blog) - and happy blogaversary! What a lovely giveaway you have going, too. I'm looking forward to looking through the rest of your blog.

    Blessings,
    Melanie
    www.comfyhouse.blogspot.com

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  53. Happy Anniversary, Linda!!
    I am so happy to know you!!!
    xo
    lynn

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  54. Linda, I can't imagine my life without you in my bloggy world! You inspire me and are so generous with your comments, encouragement and wonderful giveaways! Congratulations, my friend, on all of your accomplishments during this first year of your darling blog!

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  55. What a fun display all these items make.

    I have a few vintage items but better get on the look out for more in case I don't win this loot..... :)

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  56. Linda, I love what you have put together for your blogversary... such a lovely vintage giveaway. Thanks for sharing, but most of all, thanks for having such an interesting blog.

    Sandy

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  57. Wow- I just found your blog and LOVE it. I almost fell off my chair when I saw that beautiful old silver tray filled with goodies- how generous and how inspiring... just looking at it makes me want to create.
    Congratulations on your blogiversary and I wish you many, many more!

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  58. Congrats on One Year!! I love how you compaired it to jumping off a dock! Your blog is beautiful and always enjoy my visit!
    Wendy

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  59. I love your give away. I fell upon your blog and I love it.

    Happy Anniversary!!!

    Karen
    Blingqueen.typepad.com

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  60. What a fabulous giveaway!! I love the vintage touches of all the treasures you chose. Happy blogversary! I'm going to sign up to follow!
    ~michelle~

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  61. I love!! all the giveaway pieces...so generous and fun. Happy blogversary!!
    Hollie

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  62. Lovely stuff!!!

    Congratulations on YOUR miledstone!!! I remember when my only folowers were my daughters, and then you came along. Thanks for being one of those bloggers that helped make it easier for a newbie to feel welcomed!

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  63. Congrats on you anniversary...bloggin is so much fun...great giveaway.I love all that glitters...please enter my name..I don't get to blog alot but have had you as one of my favorite links for prally..well about a year...lol..happy 2nd year anniversayr coming up soon..hehehe!

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  64. Wow, I'm lucky
    entry number 65!!!
    This giveaway is
    so sweet ~ so YOU ~
    and of course, it
    would tickle me to
    no end to win it!
    Congratulations on
    ONE YEAR of blogging!!
    xx Suzanne
    PS: I've followed you
    for a long time : )

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  65. LINDA...I WANT TO SEND YOU A WARM AND BIG, NO HUGE CONGRATULATIONS...ON YOUR ONE YEAR OF CREATIVE POSTING!

    I LOVE COMING HERE!

    MY ONE YEAR BLOGAVERSARY WILL BE COMING UP IN JANUARY AND IT WILL BE SUCH A PERFECT TIME FOR A GIVEAWAY!

    CIAO BELLA
    HAVE A GREAT DAY!

    CREATIVE CARMELINA

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  66. Linda, congrats on your bloggiversary. Love all your vintage goodies and I love your blog and follow you happily.

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  67. Love your blog..I do not have a blog, but I love all of them out there and love seeing all the treasures everyone finds and what they do with them. I love vintage things so would be fun to win, but is also fun to enter. Thanks for being so generous!

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  68. Happy Blogiversary! How exciting, I love all of those goodies you are giving away. You have such a lovely blog, what a great milestone. Take Care, Carrie

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  69. I'm so happy to find your lovely blog. Can't wait to look through your past posts! What a great giveaway. Jamie V in MT
    http://rem-nants.blogspot.com
    amzanioli@yahoo.com

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  70. Happy Blogversary!! You know vintage and Christmas, make me swoon! Thanks for offering and I do so hope you have many many more years blogging!!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  71. Such a beautiful Give Away. Everything I love! Thank you Linda for the chance to enter. Happy Blogaversary!!
    xo,
    Debra

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  72. Hey Linda - congrats on your milestone as well as being featured on another blog! I love this giveaway - such sweet vintagey goodness!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  73. Hey Linda - congrats on your milestone as well as being featured on another blog! I love this giveaway - such sweet vintagey goodness!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  74. i love you're new cart you found on the curb, what a great find..hope i win..

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  75. Congratulations! You sure give away good stuff. With any luck, I'll be attending Laurie Anna's Vintage Home blog's event at her new store on Saturday!
    Brenda

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  76. OH! How wonderful to give away such beautiful vintage items! Please count me in. I would be thrilled to win your blogversary giveaway!
    *smiles*
    Carol

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  77. Happy, Happy Blogversary! You have an incredibly beautiful, rich, and inspiring blog!

    What an incredible collection of vintage treasures! How very generous!

    Congratulations on your feature!

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  78. Blogging is certainly addictive as is blog hopping ~ I've been blogging for over 5 years now.

    Your antique Christmas giveaway is certainly beautiful and I would love to win! Congratulations on your blogversary and here's to many more years.
    Cheers ~
    Dawn.

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  79. I am loving all things vintage!!! I would love these things! Happy Blogaversary!!!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  80. me,me me, please pick me. Can't you see me out here in blog land frantically waving my hand ??? Love your blog and shop. I check your sight weekly to see what might be new. You've never let me down.
    Diane
    lorisister@yahoo.com

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  81. Fun giveaway! and...I'm already a follower.... I love your fall porch too!

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  82. Pick me Pick me I am so ready to bring on the holidays you know?
    Funny - I usually love decorating for fall but I am so excited to do my shop for Christmas..
    tammy

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  83. Hi Linda,
    I just came over to say "hi" and see what you were up to!!
    XO

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  84. Happy Blogaversary! Ok, it's not a matter of want, I NEED your giveaway items! So cool, thanks for the chance.
    Susanne.

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  85. Vintage silver and white...ahhh...lovely to imagine sitting on my dresser. You have great taste! Count me in but better yet, thanks for sharing the inspiration all year!

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  86. What a lovely trayful of tidbits! Congrats on your anniversary. I know just what you mean, blogging becomes much more than you ever expected, doesn't it?

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  87. Happy anniversary! It is fun, isn't it? Glad I found your wonderful blog. It's a little bright spot in my day. Mimi

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