Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Pale September & Contest #2

Can you believe it’s over (September, that is)? I love the fall, but it’s been overcast, sleepy and still outside. The colors are muddled instead of popping as they usually do at this time of year. It reminds me of a song that I love by Fiona Apple:

Pale September, I wore the time like a dress that year

The autumn days swung soft around me, like cotton on my skin

But as the embers of the summer lost their breath and disappeared

My heart went cold and only hollow rhythms resounded from within

Isn’t it lovely? Definitely reads like a poem which is atypical these days with modern music. I sound like an old lady, don't I??? "These kids and their darn hippity hop music!!!"

Here’s some nice Flickr pics reflecting my mood:


And……..Contest #2! I’m offering a vintage craft pack, if you will. Vintage trim, decals, ephemera, cupcake toppers, a bluebird diecut, vintage children's books, some sweet vintage table runners and pillow cases partially embroidered, old metal hoop and embroidery floss!




Just to repeat the “rules”—leave me a comment on this post. Be sure to either leave your email in the comments or be sure the “Show my e-mail address” box is checked under your Blogger user profile. If you link to this post from YOUR blog, you’ll get two extra chances to win. Comments will be accepted until Sunday night, October 5.

Don't forget to enter Contest #1, and be on the lookout for the final (and best, in my opinion) contest in the next couple days. I'm off to a Planning Conference in Kalamazoo for the rest of the week, but I will try to remember to set up an automatic post before I leave. If it doesn't work, I'll do it Sunday or Monday. :)

32 comments:

oliveoyl64 said...

Love the vintage books and the birds and the cake toppers and the pom poms......

Thanks for hosting another great giveaway.

Early Bird Special said...

OMG! How cute is that loot?? I'm keeping my fingers crossed. <3

Sarah and Jack said...

Well, I can never pass up loot that has decals in it. Much coveted, never found decals, oh my! LOL

Jessie said...

oh, how I love those bluebird diecuts!

Jenna Z said...

Oooh, what a great assortment! I think my favorite are the trims! Ooh, to find trims at yard sales, it makes my day!

countrygirl3031 said...

Oooooo what great goodies! I'd love the chance to win...thank you!

Hugz,
Michele

MaryPoppins said...

Wow what a lovely place I have come to :) Well done on your 300 :) What a lovely beautiful giveaway you are doing, as I am U.K. dont think I can enter, but good luck to you all X

Jodi Renshaw said...

I am SO in love with these giveaway goodies!!!!

Thanks,
Jodi

jrenshaw@hotmail.com

Cheshire Kat said...

Sweet Diggity that is a lot of goodies!

Alli said...

I love this adorable package! Congrats again, and I'll be linking!

Erinautical said...

That stuff is just awesome. Where in the world do you come up with it?
I'll be linking, for sure.

And my email is newlyunlabeled at msn dot com

Hibler House said...

Where do you find these wonderful goodies! I could do so much with them! I've got my fingers crossed, arms crossed, and like a lady, legs crossed!

Artsy Momma said...

Loving those books!

PamKittyMorning said...

Those bluebirds are calling to me. I hope you draw my name! (ps how much do you love Trueblood??)

Susan Cahill said...

I am so glad I have just found you, what a fantastic giveaway. Please throw my name in the hat.
Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Trish said...

Alli at one pearl button just directed me here, and boy, am I glad to have found you! congrats on your 300th post-iversary!

Amy Q said...

What a fantastic package! You are so sweet to part with all that! I would love it if that were to end up at my house!!

thefrontroom (at) gmail.com

Glitterworkshop said...

soooooo cute!!!! love them all..

Early Bird Special said...

This comment is just to let you know that I gave this fabulous giveaway a shout out on my blog!

http://ebscrafts.blogspot.com/2008/10/giveaways.html

xoxo
Amy

Kate said...

such lovely things! thank you for such a generous giveaway!

amy said...

aw, those playing cards are SO cute! and i'm impressed that you're willing to give up one of those metal hoops - i'm always on the lookout for them, i find them so much easier to use than wooden or plastic ones!

smartypants said...

Too cute to handle! So generous too!

Amy said...

I love the little ribbons!

Mia said...

Oooo, I love the bluebirds! and the trim! and the embroidery hoop! and... pretty much everything :)

Here's hoping I finally win one!

(owlishly.designed at gmail dot com)

sunnie_fairy said...

wow! lots of great stuff. :]

Treasuresofjoy said...

I am LOVING all of these little goodies. I would love the embroidery stuff especially cause I just got into that!

Niki :-) said...

What a wonderfully cute giveaway! Please enter me! I'm having one on my blog too, so come by and check me out! :) niki in az

tammyCA said...

Wowee...those are all things I love & collect! I have a thing for Bluebirds, I embroider, children's books, etc. Thank you for doing the giveaways.
I agree Fiona Apple has a way with words - I love her CD, "Extraordinary Machine."
oh, should I be so lucky - here's my email: tamiam@socal.rr.com

julieua said...

All too cute for words!!!

lovestitches said...

excessively cute stuff!!!

firechick1405 at yahoo dot com

Rolajeza said...
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Rolajeza said...

For such a chilly, wet October morning here in WI, your blog sure warms the heart, love the images - thanks for sharing...nice gifts too!!