Saturday, January 16, 2010

Blog Milestone Giveaway

I am so excited to finally be able to celebrate my 100th post.  It has taken perhaps longer than the norm since I don't post on a regular basis.  It seems that life gets in the way...mostly good, but sometimes NOT.  This crazy blog addiction began in July '08.  I love all of you that stop by for a chit chat and leave comments.  It has opened a whole new world of friends.  You must scroll down to the bottom of this post for a giveaway as my Thank You to all of you. 
Now onward to the post at hand.  I have to share some of my garage sale goodies first.  I luv to get the  boxes of mixed items for a few $$.  You may spy one lone item that piques your interest and then you find surprises in the bottom of the box.  It's like Christmas everytime that happens.  Well, I snagged a 'Christmas' box recently and only this week went through it to reveal all of it's goodness.  I had already stashed some of it in my hutch.  I scored the glass bottle with the silver top and the potato masher and added the Jello mold.

My fav is the crimped mini pitcher with the silver handle.  I can't tell if it is a home-made creation, but is well made and really unique.  I am a sucker for the molds also.  They are also convenient to hold all types of smalls.  I think old advertising art is wonderful and the aqua and black Jockee soap is a classic.

And then we have the strainers collection.  The perferated tin one is quite unusual.

The spoon is a multipurpose wonder for a bar.  I hadn't ever seen one of those.  The adorable little strainer is barely and inch across with ultra-fine mesh.  What on earth needs to be strained that requires such a small strainer?  Inquiring minds want to know......

That brings me to a serious inquiry about the unusual squeezer thingy...What is this thing and what does it do?

This is aluminum and the handles spread out and the square part opens up.
Then we can close the handles and the square opening closes.  The only purpose I can even surmise is a lemon squeezer.  If anyone has any fresh input about this unusual goody, please share.
NOW for the GOOD STUFF....
Ok, I am going to quit babbling about all my garage sale goodies because I want to gift one of you for visiting my blog.  I have decided to share a little bit from all my stashes.
I made the petite pillow from a vintage linen towel and it has a mini pillow made of pillow ticking inside.  The linen napkins have exquisite cross-stitch embroidery.  A beautiful organza apron accented with pink floral hankies  and add in an embroidered linen table topper.  As hard as I tried with several different backdrops, I could not get a decent pic of the apron so you will have to trust me that it is adorable.
I personally love my canning jars filled with lots of smalls and miscellaneous treats so I wanted to share one filled up for you too. I just gathered a bit and a bob from here and there. Perhaps you can find that little sumpin,sumpin to add a little to one of your own creations.  Who knows what will also find it's way into the goody box by next Saturday!

You can throw your name in the pot to win all these gifts by leaving me a comment.  Even if you don't have a blog, leave a comment and you can email your address seperately so I can contact you if Chester the Cat draws your name.  I, urrr, He will draw a winner next Saturday. 
Thank you to all my followers and lurkers who have become my blog friends. 
I hope to get to know you all better in the future.


misselaineous said...

Hey Terri...WooHoo...I'm the first to comment! Congrats on your 100th post...that's a big milestone...had mine a couple months ago, and I started my blog in July 07...I blog hit or miss, but really enjoy reading others...yours included! Have a great Sunday! *elaine*

elaine said...

I love your vintage goodies you are offering for giveaway-so pretty!

Elaine R

jemscout425 said...

i lke your garage sale finds. makes me inspired for next season

paula michele said...

This looks like fun. I love old things, too. I have a small collection of vintage kitchen items on top of my cabinets including and antique egg basket full of cookie cutters that belonged to my husband's great-grandma.


Cindy said...

Cool, add my name to the giveaway.

Valerie said...

Without being able to grasp the scale, my guess would be that is a nut cracker, possibly for walnuts or pecans.

My favorite is the frog. That's the spikey thing. Those are used for floral arrangements (bottom of the vase, spikes up) and very few people know what they are. They look downright violent!

Your blog is quite pretty! Nice photos too. I love getting a random box of goodies from garage sales myself. It's a bit like xmas, going through the stuff.

(found your blog on accident via a google alert I have set for garage sales) Glad I stumbled upon it.

Deedles said...

Congrats on your 100th post! What a great bunch of goodies!

sattsue said...

Here I am again, trying to post a comment. I don't know why I can't remember my password!!! Well, I sent you my comment earlier so this is just me checking me!

Janet said...

love all your goodies! and your give-away....well....i just hope i win! i'm feeling lucky!

ellie said...

what a fun giveaway. I love things like this. Please enter me. Congrats on your 100th post and thanks for the giveaway.

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Stacy said...

Chester, pick me!!!! I just LOVE cats!!!! They truly are my favorite animal!!! Meow

Ruby said...

Enjoyed the virtual browse thru your the garage sale goodies! Now that was a 'good' mixed lot! Please enter me in the giveaway. I am a follower!! Oh! Congrats on the 100th post!!

Molly C. said...

What a fun giveaway! I, too, love those treasure boxes.

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