16.11.10

one year and a giveaway - NOW CLOSED


My on-the-ball ten year old reminds me it's over a year since I started this little blog of mine. How quickly the time has gone by! So, I thought I'd mark its first anniversary with a first giveaway.

I wanted to say thank you for following, reading and sending me lovely comments over the past year, and am offering a pair of swallow earrings, handmade by me using 1940's sky blue glass stones and green givre beads from the same period. The stones feature a slight swirl of white, which isn't easy to describe but they remind me of a white cloudy sky. The earwires are made of lead and nickel free plated and lacquered brass but if you prefer, I can fit plain gold filled lever backs instead. I've chosen these because, together with the pink ones I've made, they have been the most popular earrings in my shop to date. They will come in a lace-wrapped padded pouch which I have made using fabric dating from the 1930's, and lined with vintage white cotton.


If you would like the chance of owning these earrings, either for yourself or for a Christmas present with someone else in mind, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post and I shall get the children to devise some ingenious method of picking a winner. They're going to love that!

All welcome, no matter which part of the globe you belong, but followers and regular contributors will have a second bite of the cherry and get double dipped into the hat. I think that's only fair don't you? So if you've been lurking, now's your chance to come out of the woodwork and say hello. And you're more than welcome to borrow the button if you like.


A winner will be announced on 27th November, which will be one year and one month since harmony and rosie opened up its blogging doors. Good luck!

I hope you're all having a fabulous week so far? x

46 comments:

  1. They are so very beautiful and I would love to be considered - you are really talented. xxx

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  2. The colours in your beautiful earrings are exactly the same as the chairs I am reupholstering at the moment! It's a Lewis and Wood fabric called "Zarafshan"
    Gill

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  3. How lovely they are and the very same colour as one I lost and cannot replace that was one of a favourite pair!

    Congratulations on reaching your anniversary - it's amazing how fast the time passes isn't it? Here's to the next anniversary.

    Jane

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  4. Wow - they are stunning :) I noticed them in my blog list before I'd even seen the word giveaway.

    Congratulations on your first bloggy birthday :)

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  5. Happy Blogday to you! I'd love to win those beautiful earrings.

    Sue x

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  6. The earrings are gorgeous! They are just my colour, I would love to win! Thanks for the chance, have a great week! :) x

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  7. Congratulations on your blog-iversary. It is always a pleasure to see a new comment from you. The earrings are beautiful colours too. You are very clever.

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  8. Happy Bloggiversary! Those earrings really are so pretty, I'd love to win them, of course.

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  9. they are so lovely - girly and classic. Congratulations on being 1!

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  10. Just the picture is delightful, the earrings are so beautiful. Thanks for this giveaway! Maria

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  11. Dear Kate
    Congratulations on your first year of blogging!
    This is a gorgeous giveaway and very generous of you too! I'd love to have my name put into the hat!
    Denise x

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  12. Hi Kate
    I'm in. They are beautiful and fit perfectly fine to my ears-
    I'm glad I found your beautiful blog
    ## Jeannet

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  13. happy blog birthday! what a lovely giveaway x
    I'm having a giveaway on my blog for a belated bloggy birthday, stop by.

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  14. Congratulations on your blogging anniverary!
    I know I've only recently found you but I would love to enter your giveaway. Those earrings are so lovely. :)

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  15. They are beautiful. If I could work out how to get the button and put on mine, I would! Happy blog birthday to you ...

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  16. Just putting my hand up too! They are truly lovely and will enhance any set of ears! Congrats on the year of blogging glory too. Coincidentally I have a little giveaway too that you or your daughter may enjoy...only 3 months, 65 posts blogging for me!

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  17. Only a year ? Do you feel like you have been a member of this blogging world forever like I do? I feel like I have been "talking " to my blogworld friends about their lives and families and thoughts and opinions for years.
    Happy Anniversary. I have just the person to give those delightful earring to as a Christmas gift. I can see why they are so popular.
    Cheers
    Helen

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  18. Happy blog anniversary! Oh how I love your blog when I first discovered your mens shirt refashion projects. Wishing you much inspiration for the coming year!

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  19. Congratulations on the one year and a bit!
    What beautiful earrings, a beautiful colour.

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  20. these are really beautiful,
    Kellyx

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  21. They are so beautiful, and blue is just my color :) Happy blogiversary!

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  22. I 'd love to enter. Happy Blogiversary. I always enjoy reading,
    Dawn
    x

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  23. oh my word, I need those beautiful birds in my life! They are gorgeous! Please enter me into your giveaway :-) x

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  24. What a lovely give-away, a summer blue. Congrats on the blog year. Time flies when you're having fun doesn't it?

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  25. The earrings are gorgeous - I would love to win them.

    Congratulations of your Anniversary. Happy blogging :)
    Jo xXx

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  26. Congratulations!

    Oh yes please, I would love toenter your giveaway, they are the perfect colour for me and I don't have any 'fancy' earrings.

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  27. They are so beautiful, how talented you are. I would love to wear them!

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  28. Time flies when you are enjoying yourself doesn't it?
    Congrats!
    I love the earrings and would love to be put into the hat please.
    love
    Lyn
    xxx

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  29. Ohh they are very pretty! thanks for the giveaway!

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  30. Congratulations on your 1st blogaversary!
    I would love to be entered into your giveaway.I can think of a few people who would love those beautiful earrings for Xmas! :0)

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  31. Oh they're gorgeous ... please can I enter? Happy blog birthday!
    I'm having my 1st blog birthday at the end of November too! I've got a little giveaway over on my last post!
    Love Kathy xxx

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  32. I believe I began following you about the time 20-Minuters began.
    Have enjoyed reading your posts since.
    Would love to wear your Swallow earrings.
    Hugs,
    Gerry

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  33. Congratulations on reaching this milestone - I have only recently found your blog and love your photographs and posts. Your earrings are beautiful.

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  34. Love love love these earings. I have my fingers crossed (toes too).

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  35. Oh dear, I am a lurker. YOu do have a beautiful blog and I enjoy seeing all of your sewing projects. Congratulations on your anniversary. Simone


    mayzesimone@hotmail.com

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  36. What a lovely giveaway. You have a lovely blog Simone. I've only just discovered you via The Quince Tree. I can't wait to read through all your archives. Penny L

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  37. Hello, would love to have a chance to win your earrings as they are lovely. Love the vintage feeling about it. I am from Lebanon and will follow you for sure. Come by my blog , i am having a giveaway too. The more the merrier.

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  38. oh those are so pretty, please please count me in! fliss xxx

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  39. Wonderfull! Regards Malene from Denmark

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  40. I've only just discovered you, but those earrings are lovely. Congratulations on your first year.

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  41. Always so happy to look into your blog, and always so happy to receive your comments on mine. You show such attention to detail in everything you do. Please enter me into your lovely giveaway. x

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  42. Hello Kate
    Thank you for popping by and for your lovely comment about our anniversary :-)
    Have a fabby weekend !
    Denise x
    PS: Wow, it looks like you've got a great number of takers for the giveaway - well done :-)

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  43. Oh what a lovely prize! I've only just found you, but what good timing. I'll be back again, even if I'm not lucky enough to win...
    Laura

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  44. I would love to get these...there are really gorgeus! :-)

    Kind Regards June
    Denmark

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  45. They're beautiful!
    I'd love the chance to win them.
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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