Monday, January 25, 2010

One Big Vintage Giveaway! (closed)

I think it is providence that my one-year blog anniversary is so close to when I am reaching my goal of 75 blog followers. Fate wants me to do a giveaway, that's for sure. I promised you a vintage homemaker's giveaway and here it is!

The Prize:
-Adorable vintage gingham-checked apron
-Matching hair flower made with recycled vintage trinkets
-Vintage recipe book "Dining For Lovers"
-Vintage hanky
-Vintage 50s pattern (I will choose from my personal collection to get as close to the winner's size as possible)
-Printed directions on how to resize vintage patterns
-Plus, I will throw in a few other fun surprise vintage items from my own collection


How to Enter:
1. Leave a comment here telling me why you are interested in living vintage. Your email address must be included in the post or available in your profile for me to contact you or you can't win (see the note below)! This is Mandatory, do this first.

2. If you are a blog follower, leave another comment letting me know for an extra entry.

3. You can get yet another entry by joining the Tart Deco facebook group. Make sure to leave an extra comment for your extra entry!

4. You can get TWO extra entries by posting about this on your blog. Please leave me 2 extra comments with the link to the post in at least one of the comments.

The giveaway ends Wednesday, February 3rd at midnight (central time) and the winner will be posted the next day. The giveaway is for US residents, but I will include international if you are willing to pay for shipping.

Good luck!

** QUICK NOTE- I've been reading some of the responses and they are really great. Thanks! However, when I click on the people so far who didn't leave their email in their response, most of them have their profiles private or don't have their emails visible to the public, which means I can't contact them and they can't win. So to reiterate- please leave your email in your comment or make it visible in your profile. If you are worried about spammers write it like this- soandso (at) yahoo (dot) com- and you'll be safe. If you have already left a comment without your email, you can delete your original 1st comment and leave it again.

96 comments:

hlbutton said...

Everything old is new again! The romance, the rustle of skirts, gloves - what's not to love??

Darla: Retro Ways said...

Such an exciting giveaway, what sweet suprises. I have been looking for a vintage cookbook everywhere lately and its super sweet of you to give away a pattern from your own collection!

For me it started out when I was a little girl growing up with a Model T in my front yard and going to car shows everyweekend. I knew from about age 6 I was going to work on old cars when I was big enough. From then the love of old cars especially those from the late 1940s and early 1950s evolved into a love of beaded cardigans and then onto mid century furniture.

My favorite things about living a vintage life and collecting is the hunt for the past as well as the quality and workmanship of anything made in the past. Back then these were made of quality materials in durable ways unlike todays furniture and fashion.


♥Darla

Darla: Retro Ways said...

By the way I follow your blog. Thanks for the heads up on all of the great sales.


♥Darla

jana said...

The best thing about vintage is that it's unique and has character. You can't find that in the stores.

CinnamonAndSass said...

Oh. my. gosh. I love vintage but especially kitchen vintage (Pyrex, cookbooks, coffee mugs, etc)!

katiecitrowske at hotmail dot com

CinnamonAndSass said...

I just became a follower too :)

CinnamonAndSass said...

Joined you on facebook! (Katie Citrowske)

katiecitrowske at hotmail dot com

Jullee and Fam said...

I LOVE vintage because it reminds of when times were simpler. I love the way the women looked :)

jullpete@yahoo.com

The Couser's said...

I love everything vintage because of the unique designs, quality, and CLASS something we don't have enough of now days.

kcblue2@yahoo.com

EG said...

I don't know what my favorite part of vintage stuff is. Probably that not everyone has it - you can't go down the street and buy one.

Melinda said...

I love the way women's bodies were celebrated in styles that flatter but don't reveal too much. I've taken up sewing to try to recreate this look for myself.

Sarah L. said...

In this fast pace world, I love vintage everything. It is a nice way to keep a little of the old, while trying to keep up with the new!~

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Sarah L. said...

blog follower :)

sarahleary88 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Sarah L. said...

joined the Tart Deco facebook group

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Sarah L. said...

Blog1

http://sarahlovex.blogspot.com/2010/01/tart-deco-vintage-giveaway.html


sarahleary88 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Sarah L. said...

Blog1

http://sarahlovex.blogspot.com/2010/01/tart-deco-vintage-giveaway.html


sarahleary88 [at] yahoo [dot] com

sarahlovesphen said...

I love living vintage! I really enjoy reverting back to a simpler time in my mind when cooking from old cookbooks, wearing vintage clothes and decorating with items from years ago. I also love that it sets me apart from those around me! I would love to win! sarahteel@yahoo.com

Shay Lee said...

Living vintage is so fun and unique!~ I love buying vintage clothes and home decor in etsy :)

The reason is because I love the fashion of the 20s-50s. They remind me of classic time that always stays...classic


Shay Lee
pinknox(at)yahoo(dot)com

Shay Lee said...

blog follower


Shay Lee
pinknox(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sweet Nostalgia said...
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Sweet Nostalgia said...

Sorry, I don't follow directions well, my email is eprybylo@gmail.com

I love vintage items because they remind me of a better time. :-)

Carleen said...

The best thing about living the vintage way is that not everyone will have the same thing. It was a much simplier time and what's not to love about it.

carleen1978@gmail.com

Carleen said...

I'm a follower of your blog.

SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I love vintage mainly because I majored in history in college and all things vintage have a great story. They are a way of tracing our roots and they tell our cultural story.
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SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I follow your blog
laprochaine@gmail.com

Carleen said...

I just joined your facebook group.

MisfitToys said...

I follow through daily check-ins, not through blogspot. As a bigger girl I found your upsizing instructions really helpful. I'm finally in a place where I can start living the vintage-inspired life that I want. I peruse the shops in small Texas towns regularly for clothing and kitchen items and lamps and just this weekend I moved in to my very first home! The cookbook would really help break it in. So, yeah, that's me! Love your blog!
Lacy Bones
LacyBones@txrd.com

Megan: said...

It's classic style!

Stephanie said...

I really love anything "vintage" it has such a classic style that I think never really goes out of style!
thegrants(at)live(dot)com

Stephanie said...

I'm a blog follower
thegrants(at)live(dot)com

Stephanie said...

I joined the Tart Deco facebook group (Stephanie Petty-Grant)
thegrants(at)live(dot)com

Stephanie said...

I blogged #1:
http://tartdeco.blogspot.com/2010/01/one-big-vintage-giveaway.html
thegrants(at)live(dot)com

Stephanie said...

I blogged #2:
http://tartdeco.blogspot.com/2010/01/one-big-vintage-giveaway.html
thegrants(at)live(dot)com

june_spirit2628 said...

I love vintage style because it is so feminine--it is old-fashioned and classy, yet has a fun twist. I love vintage aprons especially-they combine all these elements. Please enter me in this giveaway!
Marci
june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

jamie said...

I love the classiness of the vintage eras... I just want to be lady!! Awesome giveaway... i love your blog!

jtwilson@gmail.com

jamie said...

I am a subscriber through Google Reader!

jtwilson@gmail.com

jamie said...

I just joined your FB group! :)

jtwilson@gmail.com

jamie said...

i blogged (first entry for blog):

http://jamietwilson.tumblr.com/post/353208652/tart-deco-giveaway

jtwilson@gmail.com

jamie said...

i blogged (second entry for blog):

http://jamietwilson.tumblr.com/post/353208652/tart-deco-giveaway

jtwilson@gmail.com

Allison said...

Vintage items are so well made; they really stand the test of time. Things now are made so cheaply, I hate how we have turned into a throwaway society.
ahartup at yahoo dot com

Colleen said...

Vintage things are great because the old saying "they don't make them like they used to" is so true. I love knowing that many of the things in my home were in use long before I came along.

morancoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Andy said...

I am learning to love "living vintage" through my beautiful and amazing girlfriend. She is super excited and passionate about vintage style and repurposing classic style.

I am sure many have great reasons they love vintage style, but mine is simply becasue I love my girlfriend and she loves living vintage.

So fingers crossed! What a great Valentines gift this would be!

thespis79@yahoo.com

juliecache said...

I am interested in living vintage because it gives me insight to how my grandparents lived.

suburban prep said...

There is a simpleness and non airs about the living.

msgb245 at gmail dot com

CountryGirl said...

Your sooo cute. I had a Rockabilly Band play at my first wedding. I love that music. They were called the Rockin Rebels and they started the rockabilly hype in orange county californie in the 80's. I also like the Horror Pops and saw them in Oklahoma last spring. I was almost the oldest person there LOL.. Please enter me in your giveaway!! Thanks! Jena

Jennifer said...

I love not just the look, but the feel of vintage home accessories, and I love how I look when I wear vintage or retro clothing. :)

Emily said...

Living vintage means that everything can be in style and you don't have to follow the latest trends. You get to make your own fashions and styles.
e.estt[at]yahoo[dot]com

sandyandcosmo said...

I love vintage items because they're one of a kind classics, Thanks for the giveaway!

lee said...

the best thing about living vintage is that you never have to feel ashamed of buying something used! also nothing ever goes out of style.

great giveaway, great hostess!

lunalissa who is at aol (.) com.

gail@myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

I love vintage, because I'm from that era... I'm vintage!
Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway!
thanks!
gail

Linderbeest. said...

It's important to live vintage because style back then was so much more classy, and I feel like that's an element lost these days. And it's good to throwback to an old era!
-Linda
email: horsegal_55 @ hotmail . com

Grace said...

Vintage style is closer to my own personal style. Not to mention it's classier than current trends and easy to mix and match. Thanks for the giveaway

gsyed1120 at gmail dot come

Jessica said...

I have always been drawn to vintage items. I believe it was the inspiration of my mother's home and both of my grandmothers. I much prefer old to new!
ms.johnsonmahs@gmail.com

natalie said...

I live vintage because...they just don't make things like this anymore!

Liz said...

Living vintage is eco-chic!! Reusing, recycling, and reducing consumption of goods is made easy by having access to fabulous vintage ones! Also duplicates of vintage things are much more difficult to come by, so they are more unique today :D

lizmailyay@yahoo.com

Liz said...

Just joined your Facebook group (Elizabeth Amato)! Your Etsy stuff is positively fabulous :)

Kristy Sayer said...

I adore vintage anything, clothes just aren't the same today. I love classic, feminine silhouttes and I always have trouble finding them in regular stores.
Plus, women back then always looked so good!

ksayerphotography@gmail.com

katie walker said...

Ever since my first job at a vintage store, I have been enamored with anything that represents the past. Everything was made so well, and had such character. Yay vintage!

katie walker said...

I'm part of your group on Facebook now!

Celestia said...

Living vintage just seems so... nostalgic for a simpler time. I think we could all use a little more simple in our everyday lives.

celestia dot price at gmail dot com

Get Go Retro said...

Vintage sounds so "romantic and formal," which is what I love. How about me just saying I love everything retro! From the home cooked food (not microwaved); to the cat eye sunglasses, to the fashion (glam) to having everyone over on Saturday night. A simpler time with more value. You've got the style when you've gone retro!

Cath
(Getgoretro@yahoo.com)

Get Go Retro said...

We at Get Go Retro.com follow your blog ....

And, just left a comment:

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Thanks.

Sidewalk Chalk said...

I love vintage because it's a) reusing what's already out there, rather than producing too much more; b) finding intricate and one of a kind pieces and c) feeling connected to different generations.

Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

- JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk
childhood.chalk@gmail.com

Nancy said...

I love vintage because of its history and the fabric.

nancysoffice at gmail dot com

Nancy said...

I'm a follower, too. nancysoffice at gmail dot com

Vittoria said...

i love living vintage because older times are more glamours times. the present-day is just so boring to me. i love to make old things new again. you can't move forward without bringing the past with you!

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Vittoria said...

i follow your blog

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Shannon said...

Vintage allows you to stand out and be different in a world of mass-marketed clothing and styles.

Faith said...

Huge fan of vintage. There is something so satisfying in keeping in touch with the past.

jfurr68 said...

because vintage cookbooks rock! love the word "oleo" cracks me up.

juliannfurr@sbcglobal.net

Kim said...

Vintage is what I live for when quilting! I've hunted high and low to find vintage fabric. I've found several including one that is an Amish general store. I've also started going to thrift stores and looking for old clothing. The fabric works great in quilts but it's hard to find the type I'm looking for.

kblakesley@gowren.net

cc1181 said...

YEAAAA sooo cute.. i love this stuff!!!!!

cdziuba said...

Living Vintage makes me happy because I feel connected to my mom.


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graduatedlearning said...

I'd like to live vintage because I love the styles, and I think it's good for the environment to be reusing older stuff.

Actually's Thoughts said...

Ashley

coverthewater (at) yahoo (dot) com

I love vintage aprons! I love everything vintage, really.

Erica said...

There are many reasons I love living vintage. First, I am modest. Modesty doesn't mean you need to sacrifice being beautiful. I love sewing patterns from the late 50s and early 60s because they are classic, modest and lovely. No one looks at you and thinks, "Oh she must be one of THOSE Christians." They look at me and think, "Oh, your dress is darling!"

Also, vintage=reusing! Not that I don't love new things, but most vintage products were built to last. I have my grandmother's measuring cups and casserole dishes. Not only are they beautiful and unique, but it's way more eco-friendly then going out and buying plastic crap.

Erica said...

I follow your blog (it's so lovely!)

Erica said...

I am in your group on facebook! :)

cmm1976 said...

Vintage to me reminds me of all the women in my life and all the lessons in love&living I have been given, it conjours the notion that everything good and worthy remains a classic, just like great mom's,grandmom's,friends in your life

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Mmmmmm...........living vintage...is there any other way? I wouldn't trade the character of living with wonderful old things for living with new and shiny for anything!

I'd love to win your giveaway...Please enter me too..

I'm having a one year blogaversarygiveaway too...

Happy blogaversary!

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Lisa said...

I love vintage because it connects me to the past. I remember my grandmother cooking in her kitchen on her old stove. It reminds me when all housewives wore aprons.

Lisa Q
thequeen_sa@hotmail.com

Heidi said...

I am interested in living vintage because I love the rich history of our country... and find myself resisting this take it, make it, use it, waste it mentality we have grown into as a society.

writeme at heidimail dot com

SuBoo said...

There's something extra special about going back to clothing and recipes and designs that were used years ago - I love it!

mail.suboo[at]gmail[dot]com

Annie Shaw said...

I love vintage because as a woman, it reminds me to value the lessons learned by those who went before me. It also reminds me to teach those same values to my daughter. I personally collect vintage aprons and cookbooks, and my little 8 year old adores every one of them!

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Annie Shaw said...

I follow your blog!

MisfitToys said...

I follow your facebook!

mommahobbit said...

Because it is me. It makes me smile.
Just became a follower. Thnxxxxxxxxxxx

LittleEagle said...

I just inherited some aprons from the 40's and they are so cute. Being born in the early 50's I remember the looks and would love to recreate it when I am entertaining. sharonaquilino at hotmail dot com

theoneredhead said...

I love vintage everything because of of its timeless quality...it's so much more lasting than most things made today. Cheers,

theoneredhead said...

I am a Facebook fan!

theoneredhead said...

And I am also a follower.

Em said...

Living vintage appeals to me for a few different reasons...I love the idea of special items being reused or repurposed into new things. I love the idea of knowing there may be a story behind that little treasure I found at my local vintage shop. And I adore vintage clothing because it feels to one-of-a-kind and unique. I hate to look like everyone else!

Emily
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Em said...

I'm following your blog for an extra entry!

Emily
emmajo317(at)yahoo(dot)com

Marianna said...

Vintage is awesome because of the nostalgia and just the thought of happier, simplier times - when life now is so hectic, chaotic, expensive and stressful - a little vintage helps me slow down and just relax!
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Marianna said...

I follow your blog on google friend connect

Tulsi said...

I love vintage because of the clean lines and the way the items fit.

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