Saturday, 17 August 2013

400 Posts!! And a Giveaway.

I have been inspired by my lovely friend and fellow blogger, Miss Fairchild, to celebrate my 400th post.

It is quite an achievement - especially for a girl who swore she would never write again after her last English exam.

I began blogging so that my children would have a bit of a record of what their mum was like.  Then I decided to keep jottings of my research on various aspects of history and fashion.  Then old movies I'd seen. And now my love of vintage, mid-century, home-making tips, recipes, fashion and old photos.

Now and then I receive a lovely comment. Which is nice. I love comments!

So to encourage a few more of my followers to leave comments,  and my readers to become followers, I am having a give little away.  I have spent ages trying to think what to have as a prize, but as everyone's loves, and sizes, are different, I have decided to simply offer something from my Etsy store.

May 1962 Home Journal on Etsy
Now my Etsy store is only small - there are about 40 listings, although I am trying to add a few each day (I actually sold five things last week!)  This store is a little hobby of mine.  It's sort of an excuse to go to thrift shops and garage sales and even vintage fairs -' I'm not going for me babe, it's for the store.'

But, there maybe something that you like.  If you do, please leave a comment on which item and why.  Each person who leaves a comment will get a 10% discount voucher, and next Friday afternoon one comment will be picked at random and win the item of their choice.  Postage will also be included, to where ever in the world you are.

Vintage 1950s Lucite Compact on Etsy
Also, if you follow my store on Etsy you will also receive a 10% discount voucher.  The vouchers will be valid until the end of September.

This blog has had 73,071 page-views in it's two years and 400 posts, with readers from Australia and around the world including the US, the UK, Europe and Brazil.  Wow! And thankyou!

Entries close midday Friday (Eastern Standard Time). Click the shop link above, or here, for my Etsy store.

Thank you again and good luck.

Deb xx


  1. I just love this compact

    I don't actually own any vintage compacts so this would great!

    Oh and for some reason, it wouldn't let me comment through the mobile site? Not sure why that is the case.

    Anyway, keep up the great blogging!


    1. Thanks Shauna - I don't know what's up with the mobile ap thingy, I had the same problem with comments the other day.

  2. Congratulations on your 400 posts! Keep up writing! *^o^*

    I like 1961 Home Journal, interesting dresses.


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