Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Won't you celebrate with me?

It's my birthday.

Well, it was my birthday last week.  On the 7th.  
(a little trivia for you ~~ Elvis' birthday is on the 9th so I always say 'thank you, thank you very much' when receiving birthday wishes.  and nobody gets it!  my mom would have.)

At my age (which is very young!  tee hee!), I can't party hardy all in one day anymore so I spread out the celebration all month.

I love to get presents!  I love to win giveaways!  

And I know (at least I think) you love to win and get presents too!

So won't you celebrate my birthday by entering my giveaway?  Please?  Pretty please?

If the lucky stars choose you (by random generator, of course) you will receive a loooong crocheted-edge linen dresser scarf (which I really want to keep for myself), a teeny tiny flower frog (that is just so stinkin cute) and several vintage valentines (they came from my main man's stash so you know they are really vintage. tee hee again!).

Now, you know I don't like rules but I think I'll require some this time.

1.  Be a follower and wish me a Happy Birthday!  Yup, I think that is an important rule.  I should really require that you promise to leave me at least one other comment during the year to let me know that you still visit me and don't just follow to win but I won't.

2.  For another entry, the dreaded 'add my giveaway to your sidebar' requirement.  I know, I know, it is an extra step and time consuming but I love to see my name on your blogs.  I'm going to bask in the knowledge that I can be somewhat famous for awhile and maybe I'll meet some new bloggers out there (even though I LOVE all of my current bloggy friends!).

3.  This is an important giveaway rule and imperative to be included to win.  Since the picking has been really terrible around here lately and I'm lost as to what will sell at Miss Maggie's House and what won't, tell me what flies out of your store/shop every time you offer it.  Or if you don't have a store/shop, tell me what you always, always pick out for yourself when you are out and about.  This is worth another giveaway entry.  Or maybe 2!

4.  Do something out of the ordinary for someone else.  It won't get you an automatic win for this giveaway but it will make you and that someone else feel really good about the day.  Sometimes a sweet gesture can be life saving!

Whew!  Those are alot of rules but hey, it's my birthday and I can do what I want!

Let's draw the winner out of the proverbial hat on January 19th, okay?  That will give me 2 days to get the package in the mail before I leave on my beach laying, mai tai drinking, flip flop wearing, zip line screaming, weighing down the para-sailing, swimming with the fishes vacay! 

Now, get those fingers walking and shoot me some comments!  You just might be glad you did!


Blessed Serendipity said...

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday DEAR CONNIE

I love vintage valentines. You know I follow you.


Blessed Serendipity said...

You never know what is going to sell, but I seem to be selling vintage linens and tablecloths recently.


Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

I wish you a very happy Birthday,dear Connie.May all your wishes come true.As for your giveaway - I was already lucky enough to have won one.So don't put my name in the hat.But I will post on my sidebar.Did you receive your goodie yet?Have awonderful evening.

Createology said...

Hi Connie: A Very Happy Birthday to YOU!!! I say as we get a year older and they do add up...we get to celebrate for as long as we want. I like to celebrate the entire year until my next birthday. I am not able to follow your winning rules (I currently am on a borrowed computer and that is for a few minutes only) but I certainly wanted to wish you a big Happy Birthday. Hugs Dear...

Kathy said...

A very happy birthday to you! And now I must say "Kathy has left the building" :)


Goldie said...

Happy Birthday to you! My Sisters birthday is also the 7th, and i would get the Elvis joke as well! I am a follower as well!

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

Happy Birthday Connie. Hope you had a wonderful Day. i would love to be entered in your Drawing.
I'm a follower too :-)

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hey there Birthday Girl!! I'm old, so I totally get all Elvis trivia! Hope you have a wonderful Birthday month, I'd love to be entered!!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

And I'm a follower!! xoxo

Donna said...

Gracious! I am just now seeing this! Well, happy birthday, sweetie! I do hope that you had a wonderful day! I'm sorry that I didn't stop by earlier, but time has been too short for me this week. And a vacation is coming up for you too?! What a way to celebrate!!! And yes, I visit you regularly. Maybe I don't always speak up, but many times I do.

Donna said...

I put a picture link on my blog's sidebar! I hope that it will send some new friends your way! And of course, I would dearly love to win that vintage linen dresser scarf, particularly. What a beautiful edge on it!

Donna said...

I don't have a shop, but I know what catches my eye when I do shop for treasures. I adore anything linen, old hankies, anything milkglass, sewing tools & trinkets, old children'' books. I could go on!

I was able to do a good deed for a stranger the other day. Felt good to do it. Thank you for the gentle reminder. We all need to take the time to do that on a regular basis.

Robin Thomas said...

Hope your birthday involves cake!

Please enter me. Thank you very much.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Happy Birthday(month)Connie! Fun giveaway! I am a follower! I think anything farmhouse, galvanized, or industrial is a good seller!

sonya said...

Happy Birthday to you! I would love to be entered into your drawing!

Thank you, thank you very much! ;)

Sharon said...

Hello Connie and a Happy Belated Birthday to you! :) I just found your blog and am a new follower, I look forward to catching up :)
Thank you for entering me in your giveaway.

Have a great evening!

Dorthe said...

Dear Connie
I ofcourse wish you a very happy-now belated- birthday- You have been on my blog list for very long, but I can see I was not a follower- that is changed now :)
m glad your day was wonderful.

Joanna said...

Happy Birthday for the 7th, dear Connie! I am a follower and often comment (if I've got something to say, don't always!). I'll put your giveaway pic on my sidebar forthwith. As for number 4, will this count? - we brought home a sweet puss cat from our local animal rescue centre yesterday - we'll foster her 'til the end of her days. She's got poor liver function, hyperthyroidism and early stages of dementia. You should see the size of her medication box! No one else wanted her, but she is the sweetest girl and she just LOVES cuddles.

Vicki said...

Well, I'm so sorry that I missed this the first time. So glad I came over today while sipping my coffee. HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY to you!! I can tell you that when I shop, I'm always looking for holiday items or smalls (paper, books, lace, etc) to use in my creating. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Joanna said...

Just realised I didn't answer point number 3 - what do I buy from a store. Well, I'm on the look out for retro hankies at the moment, preferably brightly coloured ones. Also, always always always any vintage books with picture covers (not on paper sleeves, the actual cover). And, anything that can be altered into something interesting. I'm going to be sharing a vintage/arting stall with a friend at the end of the year so we're both supposed to be making stuff. I haven't started yet.......! :o)

Linda K said...

Wow, I am so far behind: I have still been meaning to write you about the sad time you were having. Now, I am here to say a late happy happy birthday to you. R u really going on a big trip?

Rhonda said...

Oh count me in please. How did I miss this? LOL
I've been family busy, I guess. xo Rhonda

Karen said...

Happy Birthday from western NE, Connie! (a little late) That looooong
linen crochet-edged runner looks absolutely perfect for my looooong naked guest room dresser! Thanks for a chance to win it. karen

Karen said...

Connie--the one thing I will always buy is a reasonably-priced piece of white McCoy or Hull pottery. I have seen some of yours on this blog and would love to see more. karen

Gail said...

Hi Connie,
Nice to meet you and happy belated birthday! Don't know if I'm too late for your nice giveaway or not, it's not the real reason I'm here! I found your blog via Fiona & Twigs comments (I totally agree with what you said!) and look forward to adding your blog to my sidebar and exploring your blog further......hope you had a great birthday...:).

Boxwood Cottage said...

Sending you very happy belated birthday wishes Connie! Oh how nice that you are sharing your b-day with a give away! I just realised that if I'd win (well I most probably wont) I could get your parcel on my special day! Love the lace table runner and hat sweet tiny flower frog. I searched high and low for wire flower frogs here in Germany on flea markets and antique markets but couldn't find even a tiny one so far. The ones I own I found on etsy and they are from the US and from friendship swaps with sweet US bloggers. Something that you can't find in your own country makes it even more special if your are lucky to get it!
Happy rest of your birthday month wishes you

Boxwood Cottage said...

P.S. I'm your latest follower! :)

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

Hi Connie! Sending you the happiest of belated birthday wishes. And thanks for the opportunity to win your delightful giveaway. I'm happy to be your newest follower. I hope you can pop over to Cottage and Creek for a visit. Enjoy your vacation too!

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

I have two etsy shops that have sadly been lacking my attention lately. But vintage tea towels and vintage fabric are big sellers for me. I've been more interesting in sewing lately so my shops are suffering.

Donna said...

Happy Birthday, and many more!
I am new at lurking, and don't understand the follower part. Don't have a blog, and do buy from Etsy. Best Wishes and Many Blessings!


Carole said...

Happy Birthday Connie! I would love to win. I'd have to say what sells great for me is anything with birds on it. Then again I have a lot of them and it's kind of my theme. I don't make as much as I should and never seem to have enough time but when I do that usually sells well. Happy to have been able to finally took me a few tries. I heard the same from some of my commenters. I changed to pop up window and that made the difference.

I am a follower and will be happy to put your giveaway on my sidebar.