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Monday, 1 April 2013

Blogiversary Giveaway

Do you find that life slips by in a blurry stream and that days just meld into each other?  I don't really keep track of the passing of time.  I used to keep a journal as a child but stopped in adulthood.  Do you journal or scrapbook?  I've come to realize that blogging has become a wonderful substitute for journaling.  It's such a great avenue to record certain events in my life and fulfills a lot of creative outlets.  Recently, out of curiosity, I checked to see how long I've been blogging.  I was absolutely staggered to find that I've been doing it for a little over 2 years! 2 years!  If you've been reading my blog, you'll notice that I've changed the design a bit.  After 2 years, I was feeling the need for a new look.  So to celebrate the new look and the passing of 2 years, I think a blogiversary giveaway is in order, don't you?  And because I talk a lot about using vintage in the home, of course the giveaway has to feature vintage goodness.  First up is what I'm calling a medley of Austrian kitchenalia.  The winner will receive an Austrian wall hanging featuring a recipe for apple strudel with a border featuring peasant/folk art/country life, an Austrian oven mitt with a recipe for Farmer's Feast on the back, and 3 cloth coasters.

Second prize is a collection of 6 vintage handkerchiefs tied with a chocolate brown grosgrain ribbon and pinned together with a vintage Boucher bow ribbon brooch.  Boucher was a Canadian costume jewelry company which I think is appropriate as I'm based in Canada.

All the hankies have some sort of white detail such as embroidery or trim.  To enter the giveaway, leave a comment.  Which prize is your favourite?  Like L'Heure Bleue At Home on Facebook for an extra entry.  Just come back to the blog and leave another comment letting me know that it's your second entry.  I'll keep the giveaway open until Sunday April 7, 2013, Midnight EST.  And yes, the giveaway is open internationally.  Here's to another 2 years!

This Giveaway Contest is now closed.


Treasure Hunter said...

The hanging is very pretty.

Astrid said...

Congratulations on your 2 year blogiversary! I agree it's a great substitute to journaling. Love the wall Austrian wall hanging.

Mad Maine said...

I have an apron in that pattern - never knew it was Austrian! It is so darling :-)

My Garden Diaries said...

Congrats to you and your blog!!!! I too find that it replaces my journal....my favorite is the wall hanging!!! I just can't get enough of folk art! Cheers to you!!!

SixBalloons said...

Congratulations! I love the Austrian print goodies!!

Jill said...

Happy Blogiversary - my two years is coming up soon too - I need to think about getting a draw together..

So many times I've gone back to reference things in my blog - it's quite handy!!!

The hankies are sweet - they always take my eye as my Mom collected them.

debra @ homespun said...

I'd be happy with either but the first one is so sweet and colorful! :) Congrats to you in regards to your anniversary! :)

I have an anniversary coming up late May ( JUST ONE YEAR :) and had started ordering a few things for a giveaway then...it's fun! :)

Sandy said...

Happy Blogaversary to you!!
I wanted to thank you for
your visit to my blog today
and leaving the sweet comments..
and Yes, enter me in your
thanks so much

Madonna said...

happy blogiversary. I really love the whole wall hanging set but I also collect vintage handkerchiefs so I am torn as to which I like the best.

Madonna said...

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Di said...

I like both prizes! But apple strudel sounds yummy! Thank you so much for this sweet giveaway. And thankyou for visiting me. Di@Cottage-wishes

Shelia said...

Congratulations on your 2 years of blogging. Time goes by so fast with you're having fun! :) Thank you so much for popping in to see me. Your giveaway is so sweet.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Carol Cook said...

Congratulations on 2 years of blogging.

The Austrian piece is in my color scheme, but I love the beautiful napkins.

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