Sunday, 30 January 2011

A Vintage Giveaway

I have been to Gloucester Antiques Centre again to add some new stock & a small set of shelves for more display space. They were just boring old pine so I painted them my favourite duck egg blue which I think sets off vintage items beautifully.



I rearranged the display on my little table - I use this as my "shop window" & change the display every time I go. This seems to work well as it brings different items to the attention of the customers & I always sell items from there. This week it is a bit of a tea party theme with china & glass.


Now for the giveaway.....as I have 299 followers & it's my birthday on Wednesday so I thought I'd have a giveaway to thank you all for your support & friendship.

Until I started blogging I didn't realise how many like minded folk there were out there. Without the blogging world so much of what I have done in the last few years wouldn't have happened.....particularly the Vintage & Handmade Fairs which has exceeded all my expectations. I would never have met my partner in crime, Michele, or all of the lovely ladies that read my blog or exhibit at & attend the fairs & who I now call friends....so thank you once again!

The giveaway will be a surprise box of vintage goodies - all you have to do is to leave a comment here & I will do the draw on my birthday - the 2nd February.

And speaking of fairs - don't forget about the Vintage Jumble on the 5th March - it's going to be great fun!!


55 comments:

  1. Well let me be the first to congratulate you on your upcoming birthday and also having nearly 300 followers! Hope you have a super birthday!

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  2. How exciting, count me in! Happy birthday for Wednesday xx

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  3. congratulations - you havea lovely blog, will definately make it to one of the fairs XXX

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  4. I always like to read about the vintage goodies you find. Count me in for the giveaway please Jayne. Best wishes for your coming birthday. Julie.C

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  5. May I join in Please.......Please.........
    Happy birthday for Wednesday.
    Julie xxxxxxxx

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  6. I love vintage china and crockery. I can never resist it. Happy Birthday in advance, and I would love to join your giveaway please x

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  7. Your stand looks lovely Jayne, and have a Happy Birthday on Wednesday. I am busy sorting for the jumble as we speak and so far have accumulated six boxes! Looking forward to meeting you all.
    Jo xx

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  8. ooh, can I be the first of no doubt what will be a long list of hopefuls for your give away!. I feel just the same as you, this blogging world has shown me I am not on my own in my love of collecting (maybe to extremes sometimes) and people I have met or not met have become good friends. Sitting with everything crossed! Jane xx

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  9. All good wishes for your birthday on Wednesday and put my name in the hat for your giveaway too, please.

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  10. I love the colour you've painted those shelves. What make/brand is it please? Happy Birthday for Wednesday!

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  11. Hope you have a wonderful day on Wednesday!...sending lots of happy birthday wishes your way.
    I love those shelves,and you're right,the blue sets off your lovely goodies perfectly.
    Please could I be included in your giveaway please?
    Hope you have a lovely week. :0)

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  12. Congratulations and do you know what if I hadn't seen an article about the V & H in Country Living two years ago I would never have found blogland so a big thank you too !!

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  13. Hello, ooohhh I'd love to enter, thank you for doing a giveaway.....and congrats on so many readers!xx

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  14. Congratulations and happy birthday! I would love to win you box of vintage goodies!!!

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  15. Congrats on the followers - and Happy Birthday! Your stand looks great. I must go to Glos Antiques Centre - it's not far from here. Count me in for the draw! See you at the Jumble Sale :) Abby

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  16. oh how exciting..could i join in please!!.. im always a bit gutted that the vintage fairs are to far away from me.. we never seem to have anything along these lines around were i live!..
    i love blogging to.. you just cant believe that there are so many lovely people who all have the same interests.. and who enjoy talking about furniture.. paint shades and odd bits of china and glass..but there are and its great!!!
    well done on all the followers!
    charl
    x

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  17. I'd be surprised if you *didn't* sell lots from your booth! You always find such lovely things. I want to be entered in the give-away, but if...uh... when... I win, I'd be more than happy to pay the shipping. ;-) Good luck to all your enter-ers. Enter-ees? Entrants. Participants!

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  18. Yes Please! Happy Birthday for Wednesday and here to 300 followers! love Annie x

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  19. A very good idea for your litle table Jayne, the girls at the Old Pill Factory have done the same for me this weekend by putting my floral tablecloths on a table and laying it for tea and I have sold 5, each time that they put one on it sold! I htink it must be the bright colours reminding people that Spring will be here anytime now!
    Happy Birthday for this week - new shoes??
    T X

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  20. "Until I started blogging I didn't realise how many like minded folk there were out there"...sums it up perfectly!
    Happy birthday for next week and thankyou for the help and support you've given since I started blogging
    xx

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  21. Happy birthday for Wednesday i hope you have a lovely day. I have to just say i spotted a blue glass bowl in top photo to the right of the shelves its on a little silver stand. It looks like one i bought the other day and i love it, but i am not sure what age it is, could i be cheeky and ask you to kindly let me know how old it is please? I would love to be entered into your draw please. Have a lovely week, dee x

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  22. Hi Jayne, I love your stand and the duck egg blue on the shelves look gorgeous... congratulations on reaching nearly 300 followers and I hope that you have a wonderful Birthday on Wednesday! Yes please I would love to enter your giveaway, Sarah x

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  23. Best wishes for a lovely birthday on Wednesday, Jayne and I would love to have some birthday fun and be entered into your draw!
    Susan x

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  24. Wow, 300 followers!
    I love to enter your give away!
    Love, from Holland
    Joni

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  25. Congratulations on both accounts! Your unit always stands out at the Centre and I'll keep an eye out for your 'tea party' when I'm next there.

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  26. Happy birthday for Wednesday Jayne. Hoping to make it to the vintage jumble, looking forward to seeing you there!

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  27. Happy Birthday for Wednesday!
    I really must get into the Antiques Centre in Gloucester - it's not far!

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  28. Oh, how exciting! I would love to enter your giveaway. Happy Birthday for Wednesday!
    I love the colour you painted the shelves and all your lovely tea party things. I wish I lived near enough to visit a fair. At least we have your blog to swoon over!

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  29. The duck egg blue looks lovely on those shelves -I'm sure i have a pot of similar paint and might give the pine shelves the dog has chewed a coat of paint.
    Have a happy Birthday and I'd love to go in your giveaway!

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  30. Make me number 300! I love your Mobo, he looks in great condition. I've got a bit of a soft spot for Mobos - they just take up such a lot of space so some live in the loft!
    Have a great birthday however you are spending it.
    Ellie

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  31. Lovely, please can I enter, and Happy Birthday!!!
    karen s
    twannywun at hotmail dot com

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  32. Oooh yes please, count me in and Happy Birthday xx

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  33. Wishing you a very happy birthday for Wednesday Jayne. If I hadn't read your article in the magazine about you I would never have found the wonderful world of blogging, thank you. congratulations on reaching 300 hundred followers on your blog, and before I forget please may I enter your giveaway!!!! Lucey xx

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  34. I am a new follower but am very glad I found you, you have a lovely blog.
    Happy birthday for Wednesday too
    xxx

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  35. Happy birthday! I'd love to enter, sounds exciting! :-)

    Sian x

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  36. Such lovely things you have on those shelves and I wish I lived nearer to shop there. Have a very happy birthday on the 2nd - hope the sun shines all day. Karen X

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  37. Here's to having a delightful birthday!!
    I so love Vintage!

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  38. Happy Birthday for Wednesday, have a great day!x

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  39. I love the colour you've painted the shelves and all the goodies on it- I'd love to go to one of the handmade and vintage fairs.
    Please count me in for the giveaway and happy birthday for Wednesday

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  40. Happy birthday for Wednesday and may your ventures go from strength to strength.......

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  41. I'd love to enter yur giveaway Jayne. Have a good birthday.

    Tracey

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  42. Happy Birthday for Wednesday. What a lovely display. Love the look. Please may I enter the giveaway. Thanks, Emilia Jayne x

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  43. I love your blog! Even my OH reads it too! We both love looking at the lovely photos you take and the things you share with us!

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  44. So many lovely things there - ony 17 miles away from me but I never seem to get there! Congratulations on your (now 303) followers.

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  45. the shelf looks lovely!

    Happy bday for the 2nd xxxx

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  46. Hope you have a lovely birthday.
    I wish the fairs were nearer to me so I could go they always sound so much fun
    xx fee

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  47. The shelf looks great - which brand of paint do you use? Happy Birthday for Wednesday and here's to many more blog posts. I would love to enter the giveaway if I can. Thank you! Emma

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  48. Happy Birthday for Wednesday.....I should love to enter your giveaway

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  49. Congrats on 300 followers! Thanks so much for the fun giveaway.

    thepricklypinecone(at)gmail.com

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  50. Hi Jayne
    Hope you have a fab birthday,
    can't wait for the Vintage Fair - your stall is always amazing!
    eileenhylton@hotmail.co.uk

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  51. Happy Birthday for Wednesday Jayne! It's my b-day on Thursday, so I'm getting together with a few friends for a tea party. Hope you have lots of yummy cake!

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  52. Congratulations on all your followers, that is brill :) Incase I dont get on tomorrow, happy birthday :) xxx

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  53. Hi Jayne,
    Have a fab birthday, would tea and cake(s) be involved in the celebration?
    Would love to enter your giveaway.
    Cheers
    Maureen

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  54. Happy happy Birthday Jayne... Your partner in crime is always the last to roll in I am afraid.. too busy being naughty!
    Hope you have a wonderful day and indulge in lots of delicious treats.
    Michele xx

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  55. darling I totally love your blog.
    ps. I want to invite you to my first giveaway...

    x
    deni

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