Sunday, February 5, 2012

Looking Four-ward Giveaway!

Well, friends, it has been three years since my first blog post! However, I don't seem to feel interested in the number three: I am, rather, looking ahead to the fourth year, which begins today! That's why I've called this giveaway my Looking Four-ward post - can you forgive me?
With this in mind I want to give you the chance to win four sets of four sweet French collectables, all bundled up in a little surprise wrapper! The first collection is a set of four vintage children's handkerchiefs - they were given away free with 'Alsa' brand baking powder. I especially love the gypsy one, which is in green, but you may have other favourites!

The second set of four is antique French postcards: they have romantic pictures and poems on the front, and several have messages or addresses on the back too. They date from the early 20th century.


Now we come to four rather special, quite large, Mother of Pearl buttons from my collection. Actually, these might not all be French, because I've collected these for years and some could come from the UK.



And finally some French ephemera and kitchenalia - a match-box cover with a little proverb, the number 37 (probably from a police uniform?), a Notre Dame brooch and a little madeleine tin.I don't know what you'll do with these four collections, but I think you could have fun with them!To have the chance to win, please leave a comment here. I'd love it if you would publicise my giveaway, so if you take the first or the final photo here and put it into your blog with a link, please let me know in a second comment and that will give you a second chance to win. If you're new here and would like to come back, do feel free 'follow' and/or to browse through other events like The Thrill of What You Already Have and A Pause in Lent, which you'll find in my sidebar. It's been quite an incredible three years with you all - probably the most formative of my adult life, aside from university. I'm really looking forward to the Fourth!


THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED - I'm going to delete the non-entry comments so that I can count the draw fairly...

30 comments:

Jackie said...

Congratulations on three years of blogging ~ I'm looking forward to reading all the way into your fourth year too. I love all your little hankies, but my favourite is the pink elephant one :O)x

gill said...

Congratulations on 3 years! Glad to hear you're looking four-ward!
The hankies are gorgeous!

Faye said...

Congratulations for your 3 years! I have been following for quite some time now - I look forward to the next 3!

Faye said...

ps - put a link up in my blog!

fee @ chipper nelly said...

Yes please to entering - and congratulations on 3 productive years!
fee xxx

Fat Dormouse said...

What fun! I'll write a publicity post over at the Teapot soon...But meanwhile, maybe you (and any of your readers) would like to pop over to find out about my Giveaway too...I've not been blogging quite as long as you - but I'm celebrating 200 posts.

Purrfect Haven said...

wonderful news about your years of blogging. I can't quite imagine blogosphere without you in it. Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

Lyn said...

congrats (I too am having a give-a-way to celebrate 3 years) your prize is so pretty, well done and looking forward to the fourth!
xxx

Twinkle Star said...

What a lovely giveaway! I am a new follower, will put a link back and picture in my sidebar x

LissyLou said...

happy blogiversary!! Loving the hankies xx

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Time DOES fly! Congrats on 3. ; )
~Michele

Booty-licious! said...

Ohhhh please enter me! Im a new follower and found your like via Faye's blog. Nice to meet you, lovely blog! xxx Katie xxx

Angela said...

Well done on 3 years. I love the hankies. Posting my February 'thrill' tomorrow. Count me in for Lent Pauses too.

blessings and hugs, dear friend x

polkadotpeticoat said...

WOW 3 years already......what a lovely giveaway floss.
I would love to link it and will try but I'm having such trouble with even being able to change out my pictures!

Squirrelhaus said...

Congratulations on three years!!! Such a sweet giveaway! Have a wonderful week!!!
Hugs,
Chris :o)

Bee happy said...

Found your sweet blog today and wanted to say hello :) congratulations on 3 years! I would love to be included in your wonderful giveaway.

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Serenata said...

Congratulations Floss on three years! ;-) A lovely giveaway that would like to enter please and I will also publicise it as well. Just realised that although you are on my sidebar I am not a 'follower', so amending that asap!

Jules said...

Congratulations on all that blogging-I gave up after less than a year but keep thinking I will start again.
I would love to win the drawing as I think the hankies are cute but love the buttons!

June said...

Congratulations on three years going to four!
June

Scarlet said...

Congratulations Floss. I love the gypsy hankie as I'm descended from travellers who lived in caravans.

knitandmake.blogspot.com said...

Just found your lovely blog on a link in another blog, looking forward to browsing through it later.

Can I please enter giveaway :)

knitandmake.blogspot.com said...

Just put link on my blog x

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Congratulations on 3 years Floss - I've just had my first and was amazed I'd made it that far! Lovely prizes, I'd love to enter please.

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

I have linked to your giveaway in my left-hand sidebar x

Floss said...

This is Serenata's second entry, for posting about my giveaway.

Pomona said...

She comes puffing and panting and bringing up the rear! Congrats on such tenacity in blogging - three years is a real achievement!

Pomona x

Heloise said...

Just seen your snow. Keep warm and safe.
Congratulations on three years of blogging.

Pom Pom said...

Hi Floss!
Wow! Your snow is pretty and I like the mousey photo, too!
Cool giveaway!
I'm so glad you are a blogger and I am a reader!

Lalabibaby @ Dreaming of The Simple Life said...

Well done on 3 years Floss and here's to the 4th. Its amazing what doors have been opened here in blogland. BTW it wasn't Anne Boleyn's fingers ;-) xx

judyk2310 said...

Great 3 years of blogging! I would love to win those post cards but I'd be happy with any of these give aways. Thanks for doing this!! judyk2310@yahoo.com