Friday, 30 October 2009

Giveaway time!!

Well I'm up to 50 followers so I'd like to say thank you so much to all who read my blog and especially those who take the time to comment. Lives are so busy these days finding time to blog and comment can't come to the top of the priority list as often as we might like but I really do appreciate each and every one of you! So, to show my appreciation I've decided to do a little giveaway. First, a lovely Emma Bridgewater tin. I liked these so much when I saw them I had to buy two - one for me and one for my winner!

A piece of lovely printed paisley velvet and some original chemist labels from a shop in Nottingham before it closed down years ago. There are 10 labels in the packet.

A couple of my padded coat hangers with vintage button trim - these are made in a Liberty fabric called Hera designed by Arthur Silver in 1887 and still one of Liberty's best selling designs. I have to say its one of my favourites too.

Some notelets with vintagey images.

A chocolate scented candle (smells edible!), some vintage ribbon and a little white broderie drawstring bag.

Everyone of my followers will get an automatic chance to win and everyone who leaves a comment will also get a chance. If you also link back to me on your blog then I'll put your name in again so that you have an extra chance (let me know you've done that!)(So you could get 3 chances in all!)

To make it a bit more interesting please mention two other blogs you enjoy and then we can all enjoy following up those links...! I'll leave the giveaway open until the evening of Sunday 8th Novemebr when I shall get the gorgeous girl to randomly pick the winner.

Good luck and have a great weekend.

Love Wend


  1. Seems a bit complicated al this Linking back - to a simlpe girl like me, I'm only just about able to 'do the necessary' as they say hehe!
    But any way all those lovely things - you do us proud Mrs Ticking!
    Nice to see what you are upto through your blog - well done - keep it up!!

    x Take Care x Vicky x

  2. I'm in! And for two other blogs I enjoy (what a good idea) I'll nominate a recent discovery, Helen James Design (, and Shell Sherree ( for her lovely name and beautiful drawings.

  3. What a lovely giveaway! There are lots of blogs I love so I have just chosen two from my list at random - Dottie Angel and Red Gingham. The links are on my list on my sidebar - but all of the blogs on my list are great. I have also become a follower. May I take one of your photos to use as a button for the giveaway on my sidebar - or will you be making your own button?

    Pomona x

  4. i'll simply die if i don't win this .....i hope you don't mind but i hate having to choose one blog over another,so i too would like to draw your attention to the blogs i like panel on mine.

  5. Congratulations on reaching 50!!

    Ooooo, what a glorious giveaway, with such wonderful treats! Other blogs I love to read are:
    The Vintage Magpie (
    Donna Flower (
    A Bun Can Dance (
    I know, I know, this is 3, but I couldn't decide on just 2!

    Keeping my fingers (and everything else) crossed! Katie x

  6. Hey I'm no good at the links thing either folks - just happy to discover some new eye candy! Don't worry about getting technical - just the name will do.

  7. Wow what a great giveaway. Hope I win! Two of my long list of blogs could be Menopausal Musing always something clever and funny and Third Age Musings at if only for the lovely marmalade cat which graces Jill's banner! It is hard to choose and I wouldn't want to offend any of the bloggers I follow though.


  8. Oh, you have put some lovely things together here - how generous! I would love the chance to enter.

    Two blogs I am enjoying, but which you might just not have come across yet, are:

    Yoli at
    her apron creations have a real southern-Texas twist to them and she leads a very interesting (and challenging) life


    Elyse at Cottage:
    who has very, very pretty things!

  9. Hello Wend! I've just found your lovely blog via Pomona! Congratulations on reaching 50 followers!
    May I enter your lovely giveaway, please?
    Two of my fave blogs at the moment are : , she spoils me everytime with her great sense of humour!
    And this fabby Lady
    I've just become a follower and now I will put a link to you on my sidebar!
    Thank you!
    Happy Halloween!

  10. What a gorgeous giveaway, please count me in. Two of my favourite blogs are Birdcages and Butterflies and Clover Cottage. I have some of the old chemist labels from the same chemist in Nottingham. I have had them years, what a strange coincidence.
    Ann x

  11. Simply can't resist this giveaway .... what a lovely collection of goodies ... I would recommend that fellow bloggers take a peek at these two lovely blogs and
    Have a lovely weekend x

  12. Hello
    What a wonderful giveaway & a fabby idea to share our fav blogs.
    Please can I join in.
    Two of my fav blogs are
    Many Thanks
    Sophie xxxx

  13. Such a great selection of goodies, very generous indeed.
    My two blogs would be for others to dip into would be and
    Happy reading and weekend relaxing.
    Lisa x


    Happy Halloween!

    I have linked to you on my blog and I have also listed 3 other blogs with links on my blog, I hope that counts?

    Love Sarah x

  15. Very generous of you to offer such a lovely collection of goodies. I find it hard to chose just two other blogs but here goes and I have listed three, there are more on my blog.

    I have also done a link to your giveaway in a post on my blog.

  16. I just discovered your blog and am really enjoying looking around. What a beautiful tin, I have a hard time finding really neat tins here in the states, this one is gorgeous. I really enjoy reading


  17. Congrats on your new followers and what a lovely giveaway!

    Two of my fave blogs are Michela in Italy and I must say my best friend Kelly... despite seeing and speaking to each other daily I still find new things out from her blog!

    Have a great weekend

    Victoria xxx

  18. what a fabulous give away !

    Two blogs I love are :

    Still a teeny chance to enter my give away at The Hen House from a week ago ...tell me your pets names past & present. Draw 1st November !!!

  19. Thanks so much for the comment - I am loving all the new contacts I am making and the community of creative people I have become a member of. How lovely to be part of a give away. I think I would have to nominate marigold jam's Jane - good fun and creative and for Marsha's wonderful work

  20. HI Thanks for your comment on my blog and becoming a follower. My heart does a little leap every time I get a new follwer, so thank you and I am returning the compliment. I love vintage teasets and have quite a collection and thrifting and vintage and well I think I am going to enjoy browsing through your blog.
    2 of my fav blogs are
    LA based
    and Irish

  21. Chemist labels, LABELS, gotta have those labels, lol! What a fabulous giveaway, I am so glad you popped over to my blog and let me know about it. ( Reason I am so keen on the labels is, I am a soapmaker, and they would make such a great display on my stand ). Oooh, and that velvet fabric, thats so gorgeous. I shall pop myself into your followers thingy, and put a link onto my blog as well. Fingers crossed.

  22. Sorry, dang, I totally fogot to name two blogs which I enjoy, got too carried away with the labels, lol. Here goes, they might be new to you gals - ( the most outragious and gorgeous aprons you have ever seen ) and Having named those two, I have to add though that I love ALL the blogs I follow, they are all special in their own way.

  23. Thank you for entering my giveaway - I love yours - please please put me in! - The chemist labels are brilliant - I would put them on my old chemist bottles!!!

    Two blogs I love:



  24. What a wonderful giveaway. And you have a fascinating site. So happy I came upon it.

  25. What a lovely giveaway, and a lovely blog. Please include me.
    Rachael XX

  26. Hi there, thank you for visiting my blog! It's lovely to hear from new people as it allows me to discover exciting new blogs like yours! Lovely to see another Joules lover! Two other blogs I would recommend are: a day with doris and vintage little rose. They are new blogs and would love to have some more followers. What an exciting giveaway! I shall follow your blog with much interest! Have a lovely day! xxx

  27. What a wonderful give away........ count me in please: two blogs I like: Jill and Mrs B at http;//

  28. I sometimes find my busy life gets in the way of commenting, Do my nest though to make the time though when pretty Giveaway's are on offer on pretty blogs :) Thank you for giving me the opportunity to go in the hat to win your beautiful and special giveaway :)


  29. Thank you for popping in to my blog, I have added you to my fav's as your blog is lovely and I want to visit again...I find it hard to keep up sometimes these days! still it nice to spend an hours catching up with like minded blog friends.
    Your giveaway is lovely...just spotted your union jack cushion, I have been lusting over one of those for ages!
    ps congratulations on reaching 50 followers

  30. What a lovely giveaway! I have lots of fave blogs but two in particluar that I love are and Your blog is lovely too of course!
    Laura x

  31. This is a fantastic giveaway!!! Please count me in. Now it is really hard just choosing only 2 blogs but I will go for the first 2 I started following.

    Isabelle x

  32. Oh what a gorgeous little giveaway. I hope you don't mind popping me in the hat. Such treasures!

    Two of my favourite blogs are

    Go and have a peep at Gina's and Jackie's adventures.

    I look forward to possibly meeting you on Saturday at the fair


  33. PS Just made a link to you in my sidebar!

  34. Well done, you have won my Giveaway :) You can email your contact details via my blogshop, and I look forward to sending you your pretties :)


  35. Hello Wend,
    Oooh what lovely goodies - please enter me into the draw!
    Here are 2 blogs which I love and think you'll enjoy (if you aren't familiar already!)
    Lobster and Swan:
    Sea Angels
    They are my two top-most favourite blogs which I've followed since I started blogging. Both beautiful and stylish and so very romantic.
    Congratulations on your 50 plus followers - a great landmark! Though not surprising as your blog is very beautiful and full of interesting finds.
    Happy days
    Denise x

  36. Oh please count me in ... I love giveaways!
    Always a pleasure to pop over and see your treasures whether your'e having a giveaway or not! So hard to pick just two blogs to mention but here's a couple:

    Good luck to everyone :o)

    Carolyn ♥

  37. lovely blog you have!

    2 current obsessions:


    secret word: morpe


  38. What a super giveaway! How can I choose just two blogs? I have so many that I love to read...but I'll have to recommend my dear friend Michele at
    and one of my first blog friends (who is very funny) Sandi at


  39. Hello, what a fabulous giveaway. Just found your lovely blog. At the moment I love reading Hen at and Nicky at


  40. Could be a bit late for this post .... story of my life !! Two blogs I love are *Cally's Cottage* and *The Vintage Magpie*. The giveaways are fabulous, hope I win something.

  41. It could be also possible for Victorian Gold Mines.