February 17, 2008

My 49th Post, A Day of Shopping & A Giveaway

Oh my goodness! I can't believe I am almost on my 50th post! I read other people's blogs and think, "Wow, 50 posts. Wonder if I'll ever get there?" Fact is, I have a couple of post that I am still working on.
In the tradition of bloggers, I just have to have a 50th post giveaway. All you have to do is leave a comment on this 49th post, add my first ever made banner to your blog, and you will be entered. This will be my first individual giveaway and I am very excited!

The winner of my giveaway will win a collection of my favorite things including vintage papers, tickets, handmade tags, sheet music, and several other favorites. It will be well worth your time if you like the same types of things that I do. I will post the winner's name on Friday the 22nd.

For my blogger friends and all of the wonderful people I have met and inspired me, thank you from the bottom of my heart. This blog has changed my life and has made me feel more complete. I look forward to many more posts and new friends!

There is an article in the latest issue of Somerset Studio's Artful Blogging titled "Discovering Happiness in a Blog" written by Marisa Haedike. I can show this to my husband to let him know that I am "normal" in my love of blogging.

Now, on to my shopping adventure from last weekend...

I found this awesome adjustable, uh, store owner called it a shadow box but I don't consider it to be that. It isn't that old, but I was able to adjust the slats the way I wanted them, glued them in and displayed my collection of Eiffel Tower mounted stamps on it. I LOVE the way it turned out!
You can never have too much lace or seam binding!

I am obsessed with old decks of playing cards at the moment. I will list some of these in my Etsy store.

This box held parts for an old sewing machine that was for sale. Perfect example of "you don't know if you don't ask". Luckily they let me purchase just the box. I don't know, I just thought it was nifty!

Old, torn, and a treasure in my eyes...

Old packs of needles and some cool, huge buttons...

Some old Laura Ashley wall paper rolls in blue and yellow. I think I subconsciously purchased these for my friend Carolyn at http://magpie-pixie.blogspot.com/. She loves L.A. and I am making some shapes and sheets for her to use.

The clock is just something that I thought I could alter in some way.

I love vintage black cat items. I currently have two solid black cats. I had another that passed away after about 16 years together. I was heart broken. I thought that this little guy was just too cute.

Silly old advertisement, but thought it was neat.

So, there is some thrifting eye candy that I hope that you enjoyed.

Have a great day and may you find many treasures as you shop! Be sure to share pics of your goods!


JenW!~ said...

Looks like you had a lovely day of shopping. Cangrats on your up coming 50th post. Have fun with your giveaway

Anonymous said...

Congrads on your 50th post!! thats awesome! love all the little goodies!!

Carolyn said...

You got some great thrift finds Rhonda !
Love the cute black cat - and of course the LA wallpaper !! ;o)
The box looks perfect for all your ET stamps as well .
Thnaks for sharing with us all !


PEA said...

Hi Rhonda...here via Carolyn:-) Congratulations on your 50th post...isn't blogging such an amazing thing? I just love all the friendships I've made through it!! I've just posted about your giveaway on my blog:-) xox

Tara said...


Great trip! It seems like you picked up everything you enjoy--doesn't that just feel so good when it happens??

Sherry said...

Hard to believe you are nearing that 50 post mark Rhonda!! It seems incredible when we get there, doesn't it?? So my congratulations to you...and I'm happy to be entered in your giveaway (if Carolyn wins I think we'll both be starting to wonder about the luck this woman has!!!).

Love all your finds and I think what you did with the shadow box is incredible!!!

Dolly said...

Hi Rhonda,
congrads on reaching 50 wonderful posts!

Are you haveing FUN yet???

Hugz, Dolly

P.S. I am loving all the goodies you found!
I'd love a shopping spree like that!

Jewelgirl said...

Whoa, A 50th Post! Here's
great wishes for the next
50, I like your site!
Also I have an all black
male cat! Terrific finds!

AmyB said...

FIFTY.. THAT'S NIFTY! Ok, that rhyme is definitely retro, but your blog is most NOW. Discovered your blog somehow through recent valentine swaps. I'll keep visiting! Keep up the great inspiration. Please put my name "in the hat" for your giveaway. - Amy Bauer

Mary said...


I had never visited your blog before but love ALL of your beautiful eye candy. I love the old advertisements and the boy on the horse. So many lovely things.

I would like to enter your giveaway. Congratulations on 50 posts. I will post your banner on my blog.


corina said...

We all like give-aways! Congratulations!

Abbie said...

Hi Rhonda!
I'm very gld you are almost to your 50th post! I have enjoyed every one so far and eagerly look forward to the next 50! Yeay! Enter me in your giveaway.. I'll put your banner up right now..
Have a fabulous day!
:) Abbie

Abbie said...

oh.. I forgot to mention.. LOVE the treasures!!

Sandy said...

Congratulations on your next post--number 50.

Antonella said...

Looks like you had a fun day! I was visiting and saw your giveaway, please enter me for a chance. I love these giveaways, and am planning my next one as well.
Hugs, antonella :-)

judie said...

You found some really kewl treasures! I don't think any of them are silly at all. The old artwork alone is a treasure! And your shadowbox...kind of looks like an old typesetter's box. I have one very similar. Thanks for visiting me during OWOH. Nice to meet you.

Kathy~Vintage Snaps & Scraps said...

Hi there, looks like you had yourself a fun time. We SO could be shopping friends, digging thru boxes for treasures, I can smell that "old" stuff smell already. Love the book, and your right about it being a treasure! The more worn, the better.
I would love to enter for your giveaway, make sure you put a "spirit" or two in the box to share. ~boo
I hope I figure out how to add your banner...hee!
Congrat's my friend! Come see my blog for a chance at mine too!

I'm Toni said...

Not quite sure how to add your banner, but I'll try!
Have fun with your give-away!
I'm planning my next one, too...

Summer Gypsy said...

Hi Rhonda,
Thanks so much for visiting my blog!!! Thank you especially for creating a banner and posting my altered tin swap on your place! I love the picture you chose. May I use it to link back to you??? I am excited about your 50th post. Your giveaway items are awesome. I will post your giveaway on my blog later on in the evening. Blessings,

Karen H. said...

Good Evening Rhonda,
I am here by way of Pea@Pea'sCorner. She was telling about your 50th post Giveaway. "CONGRATULATION'S" on your upcoming 50th post. I have been blogging since September of last year and I do love it. I have made alot of new friends and have come to really love them as well. They are always there when we need them. I love your header. It is beautiful. I have just gotten into the Vintage style of things and just re-done my blog last night. One of my blogging friends made a new header for it as well. I will post about your 5th post Giveaway tomorrow. Please enter my name in your Giveaway. I love all of your goodies you bought. They are just adorable. We don't have any thrift stores here where I live, but we do have yard sales. When they start up, I'm going to be going to them and see what I can find. Take care my friend and have a great evening. May God Bless You and Yours.

Karen H.

Naturegirl said...

Congratulations on your 50th post!
Blogging is a wonderful way to meet and greet!You have another 250 to catch up to me! Enjoy your day! NG

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Rhonda,
Just thought I would drop by and let you know that I have put up about your Giveaway on my post for today. Hopefully you will be getting some more visitors. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Karen H.

Sugarplum Cottage said...

Hey Rhonda, just came over from karen h. blog and wanted to enter the drawing. How wonderful your celebrating your 50th post. I just started blogin' in January and I can't imagine gettin' to 50. I also love your blog, soooooo sweet. Have a blessed day, RoseMarie

Summer Gypsy said...

Hi Rhonda,
I just did a post on your giveaway...Oh, I hope I win!!! I included the lovely picture you did for me on the post. Thanks again!! Blessings, Marilyn

ahiltz said...

Congratulations on your 50th post! I just started blogging today actually! I have a long way to get to where you are! LOL!

Denise said...

headed over here from Pea's corner..love your blog..... I guess I will have to wait for my 100 post now........... maybe just do it on my one year anniversary....... but anyway.. great blog.......

The Tattered Rose said...

Congratulations on your 50th post. I'm so bummed I missed your give-away, but your shopping treasures are inspiring me to do a little shopping on my own today.
I'm enjoying your blog. Cheers, Trish G.