Friday, October 26, 2007

Blog Candy Giveaway!


One last weekend of running around and then I'm home for the winter! YAY! I love cabin & junking season but there's something to be said for settling in and nesting for the winter. I'm heading up to the cabin to help close it down this weekend.

While I'm gone I decided to do a giveaway for a Crafty Secrets "Journaling" set. This set is the one that has that wonderful script stamp that I've been using constantly. If you didn't get a chance to see my tutorial on glimmer misted script paper, you can see it HERE.

I'll do the drawing on Monday night. Leave me a comment and let me know what your most cherished vintage item is...it could be from a Grandmother or Mother, or something old and fun that you've scored in your junking or yard-sale-ing adventures! Have a great weekend, everyone!

72 comments:

Sue said...

Ok, I have 2 cherished items from my Grandmother (who would have been 118 next month if she was still with us and my math is right)
The first is a ring - small, gold, with an oval but pointed at the ends green stone surrounded by mini (really mini) pearls. I think it was my aunt's but she left it behind when she entered the convent.
The second is my grandmother's set of crochet hooks. THey are so thin, I cannot imagine trying to use them any more - my arms have gotten awflly short - but one year I made a bunch of snowflakes. Wonder where those are? Because the hooks are so thin, they come in handy for getting all sorts of things into position or out of where they don't belong.

broni (waterchild12) said...

My favorite items are from my grandmother too. She was an expert crocheter and taught me when I was very young. I have many doilies and pillowcases edged with cotton lace that she made.

SusanH said...

My most cherished item from my grandmother is my very first watch - no it doesn't work anymore but I kept it. She gave it to me one Christmas, we snuck into her bedroom where nobody could see us and she had it all wrapped up in pretty paper! She gave it to me and told me not to tell any of my cousins (I'm an only child) that she got me an "extra" that year.

Michaelann said...

My most cherished old item is the antique hoosier with stained glass windows my Dad gave me, filled with old containers and glass items, old soap boxes and an old mixer.....I love it!

Charmingdesigns said...

I LOVE that stamp set!! I have the glimmer mist. I'm just missing the Journaling stamps!!lol. My most treasured items are my grandmothers wedding and engagement rings..soooo vintage!! 2 different rings, pink garnet with diamonds for the wedding ring. The bands are so thin and cant be fixed so I only wear them on special occations. Have fun Nesting!! Laurie

jodene said...

My most treasured item is my Dad's old wedding ring. When Mom replaced it with a new one I fiqured one of my brother's would get it. My surprise when he gave it too me for Christmas. Thanks for the chance. Have fun closing the cabin.

CAKVD said...

Oh, that little cherub would look so great in my daughter's scrapbook!!! My most cherished vintage item is a jewelry box that was my mom's. My dad gave it to her when they were engaged and he said that he hoped that someday the box would be filled with fine jewelry for my mom.
Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

Carol said...

My favorite treasured item is a couple of vintage calling cards that I found at an estate sale. I would love to design my own calling card similar to these beauties.

Lesha said...

My most cherish items are carnival glass pieces I've picked up from yard sales and flea markets.

Michelle said...

What a fabulous stamp set. I have some hand crocheted doilies that my Great Grandmother made! She was a funny lady and used to tell me dirty jokes when I was a Teenager. She had an indentation in her thumb from all the crocheting!! I love her and miss her!

Amy said...

I have quite a few vintage items that I love, but among them are two antigue benches (I call them sit-benches) that still have the orignal paint--one baby blue, one green-- that sit along the long sides of my dining room table. They are wonderful when family is over, and everyone crowds around the table.

I also love my collection of vintage children's blocks and a collection of old type-print letter block stamps...so many decorating possibilities.

I just love your shabby chick style--Thanks for sharing it.

Anonymous said...

I have a huge sugar bowl, minus the lid which belonged to one of my great grandmothers and a few of my mother's things from the forties and fifties. Although I own many other vintage items, these are the most precious to me.

Susan said...

My favorite thing is my 50's dining roon set that belong to my grandmother and I got when she passed on, plus her hats from the 20's. I also love my milk glass collection that I have sitting on top of an 80 year old piano. Susan

starqueen said...

Hi Lisa,
My most cherished vintage item is a ruby ring that my godmother gave me. It was her birthstone ring. It's a striking color red, with two small diamond chips, and it's very special to me.

Thanks for sharing!

Cathy said...

What a sweet stamp set. I love how you have used this set. Count me in! I thing that I cherish that my grandmother gave me is a ballerina figurine that I just love. I would run in her house and make sure this ballerina was still there every trip. Thanks for a chance.
cmeyers@hughes.net

Anonymous said...

My favorite item (not sure it would be "vintage") is my gold baby ring. It's simple with a small white stone in the center and what looks like a leaf design on either side. I continued wearing it on my pinkey for as long as I could, now I'm afraid the prongs are worn out and have put it away...

sophiasalas@att.net

Michelle said...

I was recently forced to take possession of all kinds of things passed to me from my grandparents and great aunts and uncles (my folks were "storing" them for me!) Someday I hope to have room to display/use them, but for now most are packed away. My favorites are some of the china and crystal, and the hand-crocheted doilies and table linens.

Jan Scholl said...

Oh-I am such a collector of stuff. It would be hard to say just one thing but I took all the things left in my gramma's sewing basket when she died-needles, scissors, thread etc-and put them in a shadowbox. it sits over a table with the actual sewing basket full of yarn balls. I was 12 when she died, so this is almost 45 years old now but well preserved. she taught me how to sew and I made a bag for her curlers the first time I used a sewing machine at 6. I wish I had that still.

Jennie said...

I so love that stamp set. Love what you did with it also.
I would have to say the most cherished thing is my grandmothers ring that she had made with my grandfathers wedding rings when he passed away. My mother received it when my grandmother passed away and now my mother gave it to me.
That is so sweet of you to give that stamp set away. Way too cool.

Linda SS said...

I loved both of my grandmothers so much and was so lucky to have both of them until I was in my 40's. I have both of their music boxes that used to sit on their dressing tables and these 2 vintage items mean the world to me. Every once in awhile, one of the music boxes will suddenly start to play all by itself for a few seconds letting me know that my grandmothers are still close by.

jayne said...

My most cherished item is the torn page from the immigrants log from Ellis Island showing my grandfather's name when he came to this country in 1917 at 17 years old by himself.

Linda said...

My favorite thing from my grandmother is her treadle sewing machine. I think of her everytime I look at it.
Linda Peterson
craftylin1968@aol.com

Anouk said...

My most favorite item that I recieved when my Oma died, was a figurine of a ballerina. It is a really rough sculpture, and my husband says it's ugly, but I love it. Every time I see it I think of sitting on her lap and holding the ballerina together. Gives me a warm fuzzy feeling!

Anonymous said...

I have a rhinestone broach and earrings in the form of a daisy from my aunt. I love this set! I love daisies. I named my baby girl (chihuahua)Daisy. I love her just as much or more. Love your blog.
LoriE.

Scrap for Joy said...

I have many family treasures passed down over the years (that I hope my kids won't sell at a garage sale when I'm gone!) but my newest score was a "nun's table". I walked in to a craft store and there she was, used in a display, with a great price! I think it was used as a bedside table-very useful with it's drawers & cupboard bottom. My husband and I named her Sister Mary Margaret. Sister is in my scrap studio with my BigKick on top and all of the dies in the drawers and cupboard.
I have been buying some Crafty Secrets stamps but I don't have this adorable set. I love all of your projects Lisa, and your terrific sense of humor! Thanks for the chance to win.
Joyce

Anonymous said...

I love you blog because it gives me so much inspiration. Our stamping styles are very similar even though you are much more talented. Thanks for doing the blog.

My most cherished item is my Mom's wedding rings. My parents were very far from wealthy having married during the Depression. Both are gone now but I have my Mom's wedding rings. They are worn and thin. She had the engagement ring and the wedding band soldered together at one point in time.

To me they represent the long years of hard work she and my Dad put in. I also think of how kind, tender, warm and loving her work-worn hands were.

Thanks - Jackie
rchaffin@insightbb.com

Mary Campbell said...

My most cherished items are the quilt my mother made me when I got married 32 years ago and the crocheted scarves she still makes. She is 81 now and still makes every new baby in the neighborhood an afghan.

scschroder said...

My most cherished vintage item has got to me an old Bible that I inherited from my moms side of the family. It was and still is used as a booster seat at all the "special" family meals.

Janine said...

I have a beautiful sterling silver & marcasite ring with a diachroic glass "stone" in it that I got from my grandmother's collection of jewelry when she passed away. She had so much jewelry, it covered two double beds when it was all spread out. I was not there to pick something, so my mom chose that for me with a few other things. Most of what she had was just junk, but that ring was so unique and I've never seen another like it.

KardKrazy said...

The flour/sugar cannisters my mother had from her '50's kitchen. They were red to match the kitchen. They're beat up but still great to hold crafting stuff in.

debbiedee said...

I have many cherished items, not necessarily vinatage. I have my baby quilt that my great grandma made me and also a tea cup of hers. I have doilies that my grandma made that I will cherish forever (she passed away a month ago) and also a crocheted baby hat that she made many of for the babies born in the hospital.
I also have some vintage satin and silk "ribbons" (they are actually seam bindings) that I LOVE!! Found them for a steal of a price at a second hand store.

Angel Wilde said...

Oh, this little cherub is SO cute. I went yard saling recently and scored BIG time with a large box of lace, trim and ric rac. I've been having a ball using it on my creations!!!

janet d. said...

I think the cherished items I have are 2 sets of Hull vases that we inherited when my in-laws passed away. I keep them out always - they are a great reminder of my husband's parents.

HB said...

I have a wall mirror (the kind that hangs in a foyer) with the most beautiful wood detail on it. It was my grandmothers who I never met as she died before I was born. I'm not a *vintage* girl so much, but I'll never part with that mirror!

Trudi said...

At first I was at a loss...but the more I thought about it...probably ONE of my most cherished vintage items is a handmade wooden doll crib that my great-grandfather made when my mom was a little girl. I used it for my dolls when I was little, and now it sits in my daughters bedroom now.

Trudi

primitiveseasons said...

I have an old countertop size breadboard from my mother in law that is about 36" long with a lip on either end to catch it on the end of the counter. It looks so nice in my kitchen!
Mary Puskar

scfranson said...

You have a great blog. My most cherished item is a set of pyrex bowls in graduated sizes and primary colors of my Grandmothers. I remember many meals served in those bowls and even her Halloween candy kept in the yellow one and she would take it to the door when kids came.
Claudia

Jan Ritenour said...

Oh, my gosh I would love to have that journaling stamp set!!! I have been wanting it for quite awhile. My favorite treasure I have is a pink crochet glove my grandmother had in some of her stuff when she passed away. it is so vintage and from another era, and so cute.

Aimee said...

It is actually a receipe my dad currently has that his mother hand wrote for her preacher cookies. I never got to meet her but it is something that is cherished in my family knowing it is something she wrote down to share with the family.

Bevie Pearl said...

My cherished item from my grandmother on my mom's side is a quilted baby blanket she made for me to use when I played dolls. also, I have handwritten recipes that she wrote. Some of them are fading..it was "cool" to write with those erasable pens and those are the ones that are fading.
My cherished item from my grandmother on my dad's side is a quilt that she had cut out the squares for and my aunt had it made into a quilt and it was given to me as a wedding present.

robin chapa said...

My most special vintage item is my great-great-grandmother's Opal wedding ring. I have a photo of her wearing it. It was passed down to me when I was 18 and along with it was a sweet note to me written by my gramma before she died. I think both the ring and the note are equally special.

Thanks for inspiring my creativity everyday with your blog!

dolla said...

I was just at the Crafty Secrets booth at the Ontario Scrapbook show. It was truly the best booth at the show. I bought 2 of the clear stamp sets but not this one! What a great set. My favorite vintage thing is my mothers set of story book dolls. The bride and groom in their original boxes. Too cute.

Scrapbook Mama said...

Well what I cherish the most is not really vintage but its more then 10 yrs. old.. It is this lil rag doll that you can wind up my first "real love" had gotten it for me from this funky flower shop that I always went to and I would always see that doll though I was 17 I think I always loved that doll one day for no reason I got a flower delivery and w/my Cali lilies was my dollie..I LOVE that doll so much..and though I've moved and have had so much happened in my life I carry her whereever I've gone and whenever I've been sad I wind her up and she plays her melody for me and it makes everything seem alright.. I actually introduced my dollie to my baby DD who is now 9 months old and when I played it for her I got the most beautiful smile ever from my lil DD.. It was priceless so one day I will give my dollie to her and hope she cherishes her as much as I have loved my dollie all these yrs.

Ellie Augustin
e@scrapbookmama.com

Marilyn said...

I have something from each of my grandmothers that I cherish. My paternal grandmother was a china painter, so I have a tremendous amount of plates, cups, vases, and bowls that she painted, and my mother and sister-in-law have numerous chinai painted items also. My grandmother loved to paint roses, and I have a set of 12 plates, each with a different colored rose. My maternal grandmother was an excellent seamstress - always making clothes for me, and a matching outfit for my *walking doll* that I had - sadly, all of those clothes have passed into oblivion, but I do have a wonderful *fancy* pin cushion that she used for needles, safety pins, and hat pins. It has embroidery and ribbon on the oblong cushion, and tatted lace around the edges. It feels like it is filled with straw or husks of some sort. I cherish all of these items. My grandmothers were both born in the 19th century, and my maternal grandmother almost made it to the 21st century. She passed away in 1998, at the age of 103. I still miss both of my grandmother so much.

Lynda said...

I have a music box from my grandmother that I made for her many, many years ago. My Grandmother was very special to me and now I am a Grammy. I hope my grandchildren think as fondly of me as I did of my Gram.

designing_sharon said...

I have a Chinese doll that was a gift to my mother during her pregnancy with me -- the doll came from a wonderful Chinese man that my father corresponded (by mail) for over 40 years. The doll sits above our piano, where my new Chinese doll play -- my goddaughter, adopted by good friends over 5 years ago from mainland China.....it is wonderful how history can repeat itself.

Momsnack said...

My most treasured items are an 1888 autograph book of my great-aunt's (I was named for her) and her and my Grandmother's hand written recipe books!
NancyS (momsnack)

Fran M said...

Oh, this is hard - I have a number of items from my mom and my grandmothers. I have a phone bench of my mother's that is quite unusual; I have the pitcher and bowl that my dad was washed in as a baby; and I have gold ball stud earrings that my grandfather gave my grandmother; plus a slew of other items out of my father's grocery store.

Love this stamp set - so cute.

All Pink girl said...

The most vintage thing i have is a dolls house my grandad made for me, as i was the first granddaughter ,now my little girl alexx plays with it ,(i just wish my grandad was a live to see her with it to ) ,thank you Dawnx

Tracy said...

I love my old doll clothes that my Nan from England gave to me when I was first born. Just adorable. Then, one of my favorite "junkin' " finds was an old crank telephone box. No parts, just the big wooden box that mounted onto the wall. When we unscrewed the back off to clean the wood...all the parts were inside wrapped in old wax paper from the original packaging! The crank, mouthpiece, the two black bells for the ringer....just awesome!
Not too bad for $10.00!!

Viv said...

I have several treasured items from my mother who would have been 99 this year. She loved art and I have a lot that she had done and some very old dishes that are precious to me!

lorrietori said...

My Dad's Mother gave me her sewing box and it still has the buttons that she had collected over the years in it. My Mom's Mother gave me a little stool that I loved to sit on when I was a little girl. Thanks so much for the chance at that wonderful stamp set! I love your blog!

Tisha Copeland said...

I have three things that I cherish. The first one is a ceramic frog that my grandmother painted when she went through her ceramic phase (didn't all grandmothers go through that?) The frog sits in my garden under a fern. It's moved with me over 5 times now in 25 years.
The second item is my mother's wedding gown. I wore it for my wedding 20 years ago and I hope that my daughters will each wear it for theirs. It came right off the cover of Brides Magazine in 1960.
The third is the silver rosary my mother kept with her until she died 2 years ago. It's precious to me. Thanks for your blog. I love it!

Tammi B said...

I love your blog! One of my most cherished items is a hand quilted dutch girl quilt my grandma made me as a gift for my High School graduation. A few years ago when she was visiting I took a picture of her holding it up and scrapbooked it...I'll always treasure it. 24 years later, it's still in amazing condition.

Dragonlady said...

First, I would like to say I enjoy your blog....My most cherished item is 2 amber depression vases that I Mother gave me...next would be a wonderful upright kitchen cabinet from my Grandmother..
Brenda

QC said...

Hmmm.....my grandfather's signet ring was broken and beyond repair.....so we had it melted down to make my wedding band :)

That item.....and my DAD is my best vintage item....he almost died 2.5 years ago (and was given the weekend to live) and he's still with us and doing better than he has in years. So really - he *IS* my most treasured vintage item!

Anonymous said...

I have a tiny (maybe size 4) little bright pink sweater that my grandmother knit for me! Somehow I have managed to keep it with me through all my moves! I love it!
Mountainmom (aka Imogene)

Amanda A. said...

My favorite "vintage" item might notbe truly vintage but it means a lot to me. My father was raised by his grandparents and every day he used to look out the picture window in the back until my great-grandfather came home. So my great-grandfather built him a little chair to sit on while he was waiting. My dad is so "tough" so I just loved the story behind it.

TFS your amazing creativity with us Lisa! I LOVE your blog and faithfully visit every day :-)

Ila said...

I have a few cherished items from my mother.....her wonderful photos and old clippings...her watch she recieved in her early marriage and her rings.
From my father it is his bible..a bible he recieved from his mother.

paperfrenzy said...

Hi Lisa!

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog!!!Thanks for sharing your talent so much with us, and now this great blog candy! It's the icing on the cake!!!

My most treasured "vintage" (antique, actually) item is a set of three bedroom pieces (vanity, chest of drawers & highboy), with matching mirrors, that came from my (maternal) great-great-grandparents' home in Annapolis, MD! I'm so honored to have these mid-1800's pieces, I still pinch myself to see if it's a dream! They are now in my own bedroom. I hope my g-g-g-parents know how much I'm enjoying them!

The other "most-treasured" item I have is a set of lead candy molds that came from my (paternal) great-great grandfather's candy shop in New York state. Though I can't use them to mold candy (for health reasons), I am planning to create a set of Christmas ornaments from them, using polymer clay, and give the sets to my dad and all of my siblings for Christmas this year!

Thanks again for the fun opportunity to win such a great stamp set! I LOVE Crafty Secrets things and what I've seen you do with them!!!

Blessings,

M.

Theresa said...

I think my most favorite vintage item is a ring from my MIL. I received it from my SIL when my MIL passed away. It is a cheap ring with a huge fake stone. It is gaudy but chic, in a shabbychic kind of way. Know what I mean???? I really love it.

AND, my MIL gave me a pin from Thailand when I got engaged to my DH....30 years ago. She received it as a gift. It is of a dancing girl. It is old, old, old....and very shabbychic. Love it!

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Mine would be my mother wedding dress...she wore it in 1952 and i wore it in 1996....Thank You for the Give Away!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

My favourite vintage item is a pair of spurs that belonged to my grandfather. They were from when he lived on a farm as a boy, and are so evocative. When I knew him he lived in a suburban area and fixed cars as a hobby, but the spurs remind me of the youth we all have, and leave behind.

rubybrambleburr at hotmail dot com

MANDEE said...

my favorite vintage item is a quilt that my grandma left me after se died.... It is sooo old and torn, but I love it!

Barb T (Scs btexpress) said...

Lisa
My most cherished item is a set
of beautiful wine glasses that I purchased at a antique show many
years ago. They are fine and delicate with beautiful etching on them. Love your blog and all
the beautiful cards you make,
especially from Crafty Secrets.
Barb

Bethanie said...

My mother gave me a pearl & ruby cross necklace that was my great grandmothers. We all wore it when they got baptized. My daughter is going to wear it this weekend when she get's baptized. :)

DeniseLynn said...

Oh that is easy - I adore the single place setting I have from my Great Grandmother. And the fact that about 5 years ago I found 4 matching sets at replacements Ltd. and now they all grace my china hutch. Grandma's pieces are very worn and used but that makes them the best. Oh so lovely and so special because of my wonderful Great Grandmother! She passed away when I was 7 (I am now 41!)but I swear somtimes I can still smell her.

Rosella said...

I don't have many vintage things. Have been moving around too much. But, I have this blanket my Grandmother crochet, and I have this antique desk I bought at an antique store, which needs to be redone a bit.
What a great stamp set you are sharing with us!

sandy said...

Hi there!

I have 2 antique china hutches I got from my mother inlaw when they retired and moved to an apartment!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Sandy

Jillisgram said...

I guess what I cherish most are the pictures that I have from my mother. There are boxes of them and some of them are very old, and since my mom and dad, aunts and uncles have all passed away, I have no idea who some of the people are. That's okay. They are great pictures!

Mary Duffek said...

One of my most cherished items is a broach from my great grandmother. I don't wear jewelery so I keep it out and use as a decoration. It has beautiful pink gems. (not sure what they are.) It is georgous! I loved the way my great grandma used to smell and look when she wore the broach.

Allison said...

I guess my fav cherished items are the knick-knacks that occupied my dresser growing up...they are so not me and so many of them broke over the years but the ones that made it are now on my DD's dresser (who is just a tomboy as her mom was) and it is nice to see them again!