Wednesday, May 26, 2010

100 POSTS! A Giveaway! A Tutorial! &More!

Yesterday I decided to check and see how many posts I've done, I have been meaning to do this for a while now because I wanted to do a giveaway and have some fun at 100 but then kept forgetting. 
Well it must have been on my mind cause when I looked I was at 99. Wow! That snuck up on me quick!
So last night I threw together some things so share, some things to learn from and some things to give away.
Hope you enjoy!

First I would like to share some of the awesome deals I came across yesterday at lunch at my favorite flea market "The Rose".
I found an old cabinet card with children, some old leather baby shoes, an old Avon powder tin in cream and turquoise, some shabby glass pearls (so shabby in fact there isn't much pearl color left on them but the rhinestone dividers are awesome!) an old leather bound ledger, an old ruler from an art supply store, some old doilies and lace, and my favorite thing of all was this old leather purse from the early 1900's.
Yes the purse no longer has any of it's horsehair stitching intact so it flops right open, it's worn and weathered just the way leather should be, my first thought? how awesome would it be as a cover for an altered book?!!!
SaWeeeeet! and the clasp is in perfect working condition with a filigree button head that is just gorgeous so I'm going to have to figure out what I'll be using that on later!

Now for a Learning Experience, I came up with this tutorial last night just for you my blogland friends...
A Vintage Handkerchief Holder Card
The lady image is  from the Graphics Fairy, the background image is the same as my blog, and the edging is from a piece of antique sheet music.
You can print your own by left clicking the image below and right click to save to your computer.
My shop will be opening soon and you will be able to buy these with brand new vintage hankies of all sorts of lovely designs. But for now you can make your own as gifts!

 After you print these out use an Xacto knife or small pair of scissors to cut away the bunting portion of her dress... as pictured below.

Then fold a vintage handkerchief accordion style from the left and right making sure a corner is pointing down and thread the top through the hole, fold and tape the excess hankie to the back of the card. You may need to iron the handkerchief so that it stays flat.


So many vintage goodies! Lots of image rich vintage book pages, antique music sheets, vintage and antique cards of all shapes and sizes, a wooden cabinet purse, antique buttons, antique lace bits, and the hankie card from my tutorial!

All you have to do to be entered to win is blog about this giveaway and then come back here and leave a link to your post in the comment section below! And if you mention the contest I'm having now too that would be great!
That's it!

And as a huge thank you to my followers for all their support, everyone who is or becomes a follower will get an extra entry. I will be announcing the winner next Monday!

Thanks for visiting!

P.S. DON'T FORGET, I'm having a creative contest and entries are due by June 14th!!!!!
There are all sorts of prizes to be had!


Linda in New Mexico said...

I have posted about you wonderful giveaway and would love to be entered. Thanks so very much. The Olde Bagg, Linda

Nora said...

What a cute hankie card - thanks so much for the TUT. And candy, too? WOW! I'm already following & I've blogged about your fantastic giveaway here -

Thanks for the chances to win.
{now I'm off to play & see what I can do for your contest}

Creative Carmelina said...

what a beautiful purse and other finds!
your blog is so pretty...

great giveaway too...lot's of goodies!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

The Lone Dollier said...

AWESOME giveaway & congrats on reaching 100 posts! I've done a blog post ( and I'm already a follower!


So Dark So Cute said...

Hi there! I'm just following your lovely blog!
I adore vintage stuff and like to have a change to win your goodies ;-)
Here's my post about your giveaway:

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

My friend Nora (up above here) directed me to your lovely site. Congrats on your 100th post & thank you for offering such yummy candy.

I've let my peeps know about your candy & your contest on my blog and I've become a 'follower'.

Huggies & Blessings ~


Elsina said...

I just found your beautiful blog and following for sure. I posted your give away at my blog at my candy jar page:

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh YES YES YES , Count me in. I'm off to blog about it on my side bar.
Wow what a great finds too. I Love that old purse and such a sweet way to display a hankie! Thanks for the image too. I'm already a follower!
Hugs Lynn

Auntie Cake said...

Okay, I was so bedazzled by the giveaway the first time I commented, I totally forgot about the tutorial! Wow! That is totally awesome (does that sound 90's or what?) I am so loving it though. You seriously kill me with all of your creativity. I am kind of getting a tad bit jealous of how much you got!

And hopefully you don't mind that I mention your contest in my blog Thursday? With a link?

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Thespa, Happy 100 Posts!!!! I wish you many, many more to come dear friend ~ I would love to be entered into your giveaway and just posted about it too!! Here's the link:
Hugs and love, Dawn :)

Sara said...

wow what a very gereous giveaway I will post about this blog and look back at your blog often Hugs Sara

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

You have a wonderful blog! I love your hankie holder and hope to try my hand at it....Will follow along to see more! Thanks for a chance at your fab giveaway!
xoxo Laura

Leanne said...

I blogged about it :) It got me to post in a busy week, so thank you :) I think I need to start planning my posts. I had a suggestion for your hanky card at my blog, if'n you're interested.

Vintage French Hen said...

I'm so glad I found you! You are so talented, and I'm happy to post about you over at my blog.

Sharon said...

First, your blog is gorgeous. Did you design and do it? Just beautiful. Second I am on my way to blog about your giveaway. I have a section on the right side of my blog for giveaways. It will stay up until it closes. Love your blog. Count me in. please!!!!

Boot ~C said...

I've listed your giveaway on my blog

she dreams big! said...

I've been blog hopping today and luckily came across you! Lovin your blog and tutorial! I have lots of my grandma's hankies!

I'll give your giveaway a shout out on my sidebar if that's ok!

And, I think I need to follow you cuz you are just my style! Congrats on 100 posts!

Auntie Cake said...

Okay, I am posting this for you on my blog. It is way too good to have only 13 comments, and one of them being mine!!! Whoever wins this is going to hit the jackpot!! You are so generous!

Lisa Macomber said...

newest follower!

vintage tickled pink said...

loven your blog! please enter me and pick me haha diane vintagetickledpink. i'm a new follower too#

Barbara Jean said...




Barbara Jean said...

OK here is the link to my post about your giveaway.
Hope I win. =)) Great loot!!


barbara jean

Mary Anne in NJ said...

Thanks so much for the girlfriends bday is perfect!! Thanks also for the chance to win something from your awesome stash!!!! Beautiful! Sent here by Dawn at The Feathered nest

Mary Anne in NJ said...

I'm now a follower, too...and glad of it!

suebeebuzz403 said...

Your beautiful babyshoes are just breathtaking. I am also a follower now and very happy to be so.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a terrific giveaway! I sooo love the tutorial of that adorable hanky card, too! Please enter me! I'll be back again when I get your giveaway posted!!

I'm having a giveaway, too, so please stop by and enter before tomorrow night!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

I'm now a follower ~ I'll never miss another of your lovely posts!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

I've now added your giveaway to my blog! Aren't I a good little follower?!?

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Lululiz said...

What a fabulous giveaway, all those gorgeous little treasures are making me drool! I have posted about it on my blog -

Oh, and I have been a follower for a little while now, love your blog!

Thanks for the hankie tutorial, it looks so very pretty! I have a few hankies I could use.......

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Thespa. Congratulations on 100 posts. I can't wait to come back and spend time just looking at all your past post. Thank you for giving us all an opportunity to celebrate with you and a chance to win the generous giveaway.

I posted about it here:

Have a safe and fun weekend. Hugs...Tracy :)

Janelle said...

Congratulations from a new follower! Would I ever love to win this glorious Vintiquities Workshop giveaway.

Best wishes on your next 100!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Congrats on your 100th post. I posted info about your giveaway in the bar on the right side of my blog: Paper Crafts, Pass It On

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

What a pretty blog! I'm now following you and look forward to reading more in the future! ; )

Dolly said...


Thank you so much for the tutorial!
I love it when you gals share your wonderful ideas!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Hugz, Dolly

come visit

nancarts said...

Love your giveaway and congratulations! on
100th post. I think I'm too late to be entered, but I became a follower, and will be back to visit. Your blog is lovely.
I invite you to come take a look at my blog when you can. Thank you.

Smiles and Blessings,

Paula said...

Oh, what a FABULOUS giveaway! I have posted you on my sidebar with a link to this post!

Your blog is BEAUTIFUL!

Paula said...

I have just become a follower!

I too am am having a giveaway ... if you would like to enter, you will find the post on May 18th, titled, A May Giveaway. The entry deadline is June 7th! I would love to have you join me as a follower also!

Have a blessed and blissful week!

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