Thursday, March 10, 2011

200th Post Celebration & Giveaway!

Today, I am celebrating my 200th post!  I have truly enjoyed blogging, as it has been a wonderful forum for me to express myself randomly about my interests, my disinterests, my art, my family, my house and all the projects, nature and poetry, books and authors, travels and home thoughts, current events or the weather.  Hmmm...I admit to doing quite a bit of rambling. Which is why I am always humbled by the fact that anyone else would even want to read it, and I am so appreciative of those who stop by regularly or from time-to-time just to read a bit and say hello. 

So, in the spirit of celebration and friendship and rambling, I am giving away some BLING on my 200th blogaversary.  I have A LOT of costume jewelry.  A lot.  Most of the really special stuff was given to me by my grandmother who ALWAYS looked smashing and wore the latest fashions. It was from her that I first learned to love all these pretty shiny things.  I used to play dress up as a young girl and put on her biggest, shiniest jewelry and high heels.  A few years ago when I was visiting her, she told me that she had such fond memories of me trying on her jewelry and her high heels that she wanted to give them to me.  So...all those pretty pieces I drooled over as a little girl are now in my very own permanent collection of shiny jewelry.  She also gave me a pair of high heeled shoes about which she loves to tell the story of coming home from work one day and finding me running around the yard in them. I would sit in the floor of her closet and try on the highest of the high heels and think they looked just beautiful on my feet...but that's a totally different story for another blog post.  I am rambling...see? 

ANYway, I am giving away some of my costume jewelry to one reader of my blog.  If you are a follower and would like to participate, just leave me a comment on this post, and on March 18th, I'll randomly select one winner (by random number selector, of course).  That winner will receive at least a couple of pieces of my vintage costume jewelry and anything else I find that I may want to add to the goody box.  For an extra entry in the contest, just blog about my giveaway on YOUR blog, and I'll assign you another random number for an ever greater chance at winning.

So, if you like a bit of bling, here's a giveaway for you!  Thanks so much for following my blog, and I hope you'll be following me for many posts to come!



flyingbeader said...

Oh Congrats on the 200th blog! The image of you playing in your Grandmother's jewelry made me so smile. I remember going and touching all the Avon bottles my Grandmother had on her shelf. She would open a few of them & put a tiny dab behind my ears to make me smell special. I told my Mother that when Grandma is gone, I want one of those bottles to remind me Gma every day.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Paula,
I am your newest follower...I came here by way of Marcia's. Congratulations on your 200th post!

Lynn Richards said...

Yay for you!!! Count me in for the give away!! I love costume jewelry. I brought home a bunch of my mom's and the best part is that it still all smells like her!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Congratulations on your 200th post!
Well done you!
And yes, I am a follower!!

Elsina said...

Congrats on the 200th post! I am an old follower :)

Kim said...

That is quite the accomplishment, Paula! And I have loved every one of the 200 posts!
If I win your bling can be sure they will be taken care of..I might even give them back to you after I admire them!

Anonymous said...

Hi Paula,

Congratulations on your 200th post!! Where have I been missing out on you blog? :( Thanks for the giveaway invite. Count me in! ;)

Was it difficult giving up the bed and breakfast? Maybe some day the two of you can look forward to that again.

So, two dogs and two cats, huh? Oh boy. We have two dogs now and at one point had three. They're definitely family.

Have a gorgeous weekend.
Much love!

Cynthia Elizabeth Anderson said...

So awesome and amazing...200 posts! Do you remember back in high school, I had a jean jacket with all the best of vintage jewelry pendants on it. Have no idea in the world where these went to....and what a shame. I do rem some of the patterns...maybe they will "turn up" in latter artwork. Anyhow..include me in the mix! xoxoxoxo

Cynthia Anderson

cottageprims said...

Hi Paula! I got the OWOH box.Thank You sweetie! Somehow some of my blogs got bumped off my list by blogger and I couldn't find yours.We are together again my friend.LoL..So of course I want a chance at some bling so count me in.Love the story about grandma's shoes.Warm Blessings!~Amy

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Congrats on your blog post anniversary.
I see you live in a beautiful home blessed with lots of critters to meander about...

Cottage Garden said...

Hello Paula, I've just popped over from Miss Maddie's with greetings from the UK. Just had a lovely amble through your delightful blog. I will be back!

Oh and congratulations on your 200th post!


Thistle Cove Farm said...

Congratulations on your 200th post; wishing you 200 more and beyond. Love the giveaway, bling is always welcome.

ziggy stardust said...

hi paula! i just became a follower! Can I be lucky twice??? lol, I did receive my box of super sweet goodies in the mail! Thanks a million!


SUREANDO said...

I love the word Serendipity and its meaning.
I'm your new follower and I love costume jewelry.
I came here from the blog of Pamela Terry.