Edited:The giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone for all the great comments and stories.
It’s been a year today since I started my blog.
One full year!
It went so fast!
*Yet it seems as though I’ve been doing this forever….
Wait, that doesn’t make sense.
But it’s still true.
I have truly enjoyed my foray into this world of blogging. I feel as though I’ve met and connected with so many wonderful people; people like you that “get” me and my compulsive curbshopping ways.
You understand how exciting it is to find something totally cool and unexpected just waiting at the curb to be picked up.
You “get” some of the wacky ideas I’ve come up with to repurpose some of this stuff around my house.
And you’ve been so supportive in my quest for finding ways to ‘curb’ my
collecting hoarding tendencies.
Why, I’ve spent more time this past year chatting with you than with my real life friends and family members.
And they thank you too, believe me!
Because of blogging I’m no longer forcing them to listen to tales of my latest curb finds and projects.
I don’t drag my family into the basement to see what I’m working on anymore.
Believe me, they are very happy about me having another outlet for sharing my passion for junk.
So in the spirit of celebration and gratitude, I’m having a giveaway!
And what, you may ask, am I giving away?
Why, Fried Bat Wings, of course!
There may be a few puzzled looks going around right now….
In case you never heard me refer to these before, let me explain.
My husband tells me his Dad had this saying whenever his Mom would buy something just because it was a bargain;
It went something like this;
“Why, you’d buy fried bat wings if they were on sale!“ (I guess the point is that fried batwings would be entirely inedible thus useless no matter how good the price was)
Mike assures me this is some kind of Pennsylvania Dutch saying.
Personally, I think he just made it up to prove a point.
So anyway, in our house whenever I come home all excited about a bargain I just got either at a thrift store, garage sale, Real Deals, or anywhere he just says “Oh great, more fried bat wings!”
I often get offended by that, but if I really think about it I have to admit it, a bargain on anything totally makes me happy.
Even if the item on sale is something I will never use.
Then of course, there’s my tendency to buy more than one, just because it’s a bargain.
So anyway, I decided to share some of my “Fried Bat Wing” collection with you, my long suffering readers.
You may actually have a use for them.
I got out a box and started to fill it up with anything I could fit into it that I had too many of, or just no particular use for right now.
First item in the box will be this burlap coffee sack!
Next, a Pottery Barn clock bottle stopper. (brand new, yours will be still in the box)
I liked these so much I bought 3 of them! Why? They were on sale!
And since you might need a bottle to use for the new bottle stopper, I’ll throw in this cute little blue glass bottle. (about 6 1/2 “ high)
A cast iron fleur-de-lis double hook. (approx 6 “ high) with a rusty looking finish.
8 vintage napkins or hankies (I’m thinking napkins as they are about 16” square)
There’s some slight yellowing around the edges, and a few faint spots, but overall they are in excellent shape.
The design is perfect for spring!
A vinyl saying purchased from “Say it on the Wall’s” website.
It’s approx 8x10. (I bought a few too many vinyl's too)
A Pottery Barn Taj Mahal jewelry holder.
3 tin chippy tiles, vintage daisy pattern. (approx 6” square)
Here’s a close up, they don’t photograph well.
A new “vintage” metal washroom sign.
And a reproduction metal advertising sign.
So now let’s get to the rules;
- To enter in this follower appreciation giveaway, you must first be a follower! Leave a comment letting me know you are for one entry.
- For a second entry, leave a separate comment telling me about something you bought just because it was on sale even though you didn’t need it. (please tell me I’m not the only one that does this!)
- Since shipping will probably be rather expensive for this box, I must limit entries to continental US and Canadian addresses only. No overseas shipping. I’m so sorry!
- Entries will close on Sunday, April 10 at 10pm EST. The announcement will be made on Monday.
- Make sure there is a way I can contact you if you win. If your email is attached to your profile, no problem, if not please leave it in your comment.
Good Luck and thank you all once again for making blogging such a fun experience for me!