Saturday, November 26, 2011

Time for the Annual Christmas Giveaway!

GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED!
THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!

Yep!  It's time.

It just wouldn't be Christmas if I didn't have a giveaway.

This year, I'm giving away...........

A book!

A Christmas book!

A vintage themed Christmas book!

A Very Vintage themed Christmas book!

A Have Yourself a Very Vintage Christmas book!

Did I get your attention?  
Are you in?

Here's what you have to do in order to win a copy of this book for your home.

1.  Leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite Christmas vintage memory.

2.  For a second chance, post about my giveaway on your blog, facebook, etc.  Just leave a second comment so I can count you twice.

3.  Open to U.S. only due to shipping time.
(Sorry World!)

4.  Giveaway ends on Monday, December 12 at midnight PST.
Merry Christmas!

WINNER IS DONNA FROM SUGAR, SPICE, AND SOUTHERN LIFE.

67 comments:

  1. Oh, I have seen this book at the store and it is WONDERFUL!

    I love Christmas and have so many wonderful memories from my childhood, but my favorite ones always center around time spent at my grandparents' house with all of my (many) cousins. Truly good times!

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  2. My favorite vintage memory, hmmm, there are many. I remember the year Santa brought a lovely, tall, or it seemed to me being little, beautifully dressed, doll.
    I can still picture her, and it had to be well over 60 years ago. She was cherished.

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  3. I have sooo many Christmas memories. Growing up with 4 sisters there were always a lot of dolls, buggies, stroller. One year my dad stayed up way late putting together 4 of each,with the exception of our toyboy sister. She got a gun, holster and cowboys outfit. The photo really is hilarious. Love your vintage book and your blog.

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  4. Count me in please. My favorite Christmas memory is riding home from my Grandparent's home Christmas Eve...it was late and I hit on the floor of the car (by the big hump on the floor back then!) so Santa wouldn't see that I was still up!

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  5. I remember going to may grandparent's place in San Francisco when I was younger. I know that my sister and I used to be in the kitchen while my mother and grandmother were cooking the dinner and we would be climbing in the cabinet. My grandmother had the house decorated with all sorts of Christmas goodies and a coffee tin with a Santa Sock held candy canes in it.

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  6. OH so many memories--My favorite memory--going to the Mall to visit Santa. Years later found out that the person in the Santa suit was my dad...

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  7. Also added link to my facebook Dillie's Corner.

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  8. Please count me in! My favorite memories is getting fruit in my stocking at Christmas vs toys and candy. I did not know that you should get toys and candy in stockings. I thought everyone got fruit.

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  9. What a sweet, sweet gift!! Pop my name in the hat!!

    XO,
    Jane

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  10. My vintage Christmas memory would have to be spending Christmas Eve at my aunt and uncles house. They had a beautifully decorated home, with a huge tree and lots of presents! I loved sitting at their dinning room table sharing all the yummy food and chatting with the family! Wow, how it brings back memories!
    Happy Suneday, Carly

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  11. Cute cute cute! I'm in.

    Hmm. favorite vintage Christmas memory -- coming home from school in the afternoon around the second week of December, and finding the house totally transformed with Christmas decorations, with the Julie Andrews Firestone Christmas Album playing on the stereo.

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  12. I forget what it's called, but do you remember that window wax stuff? You held up a stencil and sprayed the stuff on it and it would leave behind a "snowy" shape? I remember watching my mother use that stuff, completely amazed.

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  13. Since I am an oldie all my memories are vintage hah.
    But my greatest is that my grandpa playes santa at our church. He always gave the little ones oranges. It was a big deal every year. I never knew it was him for a long time. When I did I never told anyone but I was so proud.

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  14. I loved to help decorate the tree when I was a kid and can remember all my favorite ornaments to this day even though there are none left. I would love to win!

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  15. I loved to help decorate the tree when I was a kid and can remember all my favorite ornaments to this day even though there are none left. I would love to win!

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  16. My very favorite Christmas memory was when I was ten and received a 36 inch Raggedy Ann on Christmas morning...it was a very difficult time in my childhood...my Raggedy Ann's big wide smile melted my heart and made things just a bit easier to cope.
    Blessings

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  17. OK... I have it posted on my sidebar....thanks for this sweet give away...may your Christmas season be blessed.

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  18. The only Christmas memory that I can clearly remember was the year that I received a Shirley Temple doll. I still have that doll. Her hair is still in pretty curls too :-) Thanks for the sweet giveaway.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  19. Favorite vintage memory would have to be elf on the shelf before it was the big thing.We always had a little knee hugger peeking in on us to report to santa.You never knew were he would pop up.I still also have a vintage knee hugger elf set out for christmas.Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  20. My favorite Christmas memory is of my Dad making a nativity scene. I was about six and he used my Barbie and Ken dolls as models. He made their bodies out of styrofoam, and their clothes out of paper. And then painted them gold. Years later he "cleaned" them up a bit by adding gold wrapping paper.
    I use them every year!!
    Love your blog.

    chris

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  21. Count me in! I love anything vintage. In fact, I think I'm vintage! Hehe! My favorite memory is one Christmas morning I woke up and saw Santa's footprints on the floor. Years later I found out my dad had used soot from the fireplace to make them.

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  22. Cute, cute book! I love Christmas! My favorite memory as a child is receiving a doll from the 'Moose' club every year. My father had passed away when I was 9 months old. He had been a member of the club. They saw to it that us kids didn't go without Christmas. The smell of new dolls is still my favorite Christmas smell today. Thanks for the chance to win this darling book. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I love visiting you too!

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  23. I posted about your give away on my blog post I did today.'Winter Wonderland'.

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  24. I posted your giveaway on my blog for Monday Elaine

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  25. Your blog is so sweet! I'm so glad you came by my blog and signed up for my giveaway. Good luck! I love Pinterest too. My favorite Christmas memory is taking a ride around town in Germany while Santa was coming to our house(midnight in Europe). It was the first time it snowed on Christmas Eve and there was this giant St. Bernard in the street. Weird!
    hugs,
    Caroline

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  26. I remember a silver tinsel Christmas tree. Very fond memories. :)

    Have a great week!

    God bless and keep you,
    Sonia

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  27. My favorite Vintage Christmas memory is definitely how we came into Christmas morning.
    We had a 2 story house when I was little and all 5 of us had to wait on the steps; later we had a 1 story and we had to wait in the hall with the hall door closed. Talk about TORTURE! My dad would be getting the 8mm camera (later the video camera) going and he would say that Santa was good to us this year he must have got the wrong house...ho ho ho, we would groan and beg to come down or out, my mom would always sit in the corner in the rocking chair and be ready for us. It was my favorite part of every Christmas day.

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  28. My mom & dad would put out cookies and milk and when there were crumbs left on the plate and an empty glass in the morning, we kids ALWAYS smiled and scampered into the living room to find our stockings filled with gifts.

    Those memories are priceless.

    Debbie

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  29. Hi! I found you on Elaine's blog.What a wonderful giveaway.Oh I love this.Count me in please.

    I would have to say that all my memories center around my grandmothers house @Christmas time.My mother is greek and my grandfather and grandmother came here from Greece and had 17 kinds.lol.So you can image all the fun we had growing up with all of us together that day.

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  30. That was kids not kinds lol Im to excited ha.

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  31. I just came across your blog, and I love it! My favorite vintage Christmas memory is when I was 5 and my mama, my grandpa and I went into the woods, and cut down our own charlie brown Christmas tree, and decorated it with all homemade decorations, we even made our own wrapping paper,and me and my mama made cookies from scratch, and I am pretty sure that the first yr we got snow in SC that I can rememeber!!

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  32. Hi, just wanted to say I posted about your blog, and giveaway on my blog just now! Merry Christmas!

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  33. Jeanne Mcfadden;One of my favorite memories of Christmas is the Bubble Lights. I have some on one of my trees. So many good memories.

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  34. Please count me in on your sweet giveaway. My favorite memories of Christmas are of Christmas Eve as a child--we always performed in the Sunday School program at church and then came home to open our gifts from our parents and each other. The next morning we would go to our grandparents' home and open more gifts and spend the day with cousins and aunts and uncles--so much fun! We were never told to believe in Santa so never had the letdown of finding out the "truth" of where our presents came from--we didn't have much, but we thought we did!!! Christmas is still wonderful for me today, and hasn't lost any of it's "magic."

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  35. I love all things vintage! We had a silver Christmas tree with the color wheel that made our tree turn different colors...now that was cool!! That tree graced our home for many years while I was growing up.

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  36. Hello Sweet Bee Cottage!
    Newest follower here and so happy to "bee" one!
    One year I was "snooping" and found the "Pink Poodle" that I wanted for Christmas from Santa! Oops...didn't let on to anyone! Wish I still had the poodle. It was a huge one!
    Thank you for having this giveaway. I would so enjoy that book!
    Deb :)

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  37. Janelle,

    I put up a post about your giveaway on Perfectly Printed.

    Best,
    chris

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  38. I just love vintage! And I know I would LOVE that book! My favorite vintage Christmas memory is when I received my Chatty Cathy Stroller (around 1964 I think!). I was so proud and excited to put my beautiful Chatty Cathy doll in her very own stroller and leave the baby buggy to the baby dolls!

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  39. I remember being in a miltiary base hospital when a soldier came dressed up as Santa! I still have to doll he gave to me! Still remeber his gruff whiskers too!

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  40. Oh, how fun! You KNOW I'm a vintage girl, so this would be so much fun!

    You're so sweet to offer such a giveaway, my friend!

    Wishing you a VERY happy beginning of December!

    Julie

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  41. My very old grammie sharing my room and keeping me in bed until it was time to wake up. She would bring us hot chocolate and we would sing songs. Loved her being there with me.

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  42. Hi Janelle. This book looks scrumptious!!

    My memory that I always start off with in the pea brain of mine...lol is opening a silver wrapped package that held a red silver trim small luggage tote..with white handles. When I opened it...the red and white gingham print jumped out at me..it lined the luggage...and there nestled in her was the cutest doll with black hair and tons of clothes and little hangers. I was excited because I had black hair...and all dolls before her had been blond. I was only 5...but this is what I remember when the word Christmas is mentioned. I look to this day for that little red suitcase...and would love to find the doll also. I can dream....lol

    Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

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  43. Hi there! Ok, you DID say vintage, so I will pick one from my childhood and not my daughters! lol~
    I remember sitting in the dark, before dawn, with my sister in the hallway...that was where the wall heater was located for the house. We sat in front of the heater waiting for it to get light so we could wake up mom & dad. WHile sitting there we could see into the living room where the Christmas tree stood. As soon as it was light enough, we spied a tricycle for my sister! How thrilling! We were too nervous and excited to walk over to the tree just in case Santa was still around! I think of that morning every year. :)
    SHawn

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  44. Helping put icecicles on a real tree with the smell of cedar in the air.

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  45. Wow! Count me in!

    One of my favorite "vintage" memories comes from elementary school. We rode the bus home and as we got off at our stop, our bus driver would hand out apples and oranges to each of us! The marvelous scents of apples and oranges still can bring back Christmas memories now, in the middle of summer in the fruits and veggies section at Walmart! :)
    xoxo
    Joy

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  46. Posted this on FB, too.

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/

    xoxo
    Joy

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  47. What an adorable book!
    My sweetest Christmas memory is when my girls were little and they would get out of bed all sleepy eyed and walk in the family room to see what Santa brought them. (long sentence ;)
    The girls and I would make a gingerbread house the weeks before Christmas and they would have so much fun! There was always candy and icing everywhere! Love the memories and the pics I have!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  48. Yes, please.

    My favorite memory is the sneaking down the stair sin the dark of night, unwrapping my presents & becoming a master @ rewrapping them so I didn't get caught.

    Merry Christmas ~
    TTFN ~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

    GIVEAWAY ENDS 12/9

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  49. Oh I really have been wanting this book! Count me in!!

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  50. Great book!

    My most vivid memory is when I was about 5. ~whew~ LOOOONG time ago! We were staying overnight at my Grandma's, I was on the daybed on the sun porch, and I remember trying to stay awake and looking out the window to try to see Santa come.I just KNEW I would see him. Makes me feel warm inside thinking about it!!

    Lori Lynn

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  51. Some lucky person will be very pleased to win this book.

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  52. I would love to win this book!

    My favorite Christmas vintage memories are popcorn balls and tinsel trees at my granny's. Do I sound old or what?

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  53. A favorite Christmas was when my family drove from Wisconsin to the Florida Everglades and went camping at Christmas one year. I wrote about this in the book I wrote about Christmas. The book you are giving away looks adorable.

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  54. My favorite Vintage Christmas memorey was in 1974...I remember wearing red checkered bell bottoms and a white t -shirt with a colorful quilt like robe I got that morning. I was sitting on our brown shaggy carpet with my daddy opening little packages as I opened this certain one I remember being mesmorized by the contents of a sweet little red tamato car...the little red tamato had a happy face with wheels...I sat for hours rolling it around. A vivid Christmas day I remember as if it were yesterday. Thank you for the opportunity to win your sweet giveaway!!! Hugs,Mica

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  55. My favorite memeory is not that old when we were first married we would have christmas eve at our house for my family it was so wonderful the house packed food and fun.
    Cathy

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  56. My favorite Christmas memory was going to my grandmother's every Christmas Eve to wait for Santa to ride through the neighborhood on a big, shiny firetruck. He would pass out candy and coloring books and the truck had colored lights all over it. It was magical!

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  57. Such a sweet book! Reminds me of all the vintage Christmas decorations I will be putting up this weekend!

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  58. My favorite memory is my last Christmas with my mom.... December of 2003. She was in very good spirits because Christmas was her favorite holiday. She passed away 5 months later, but I will always remember how she put so much love and time into decorating when we were little, and even during her final Christmas.

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  59. Oh Sweet Bee....Please count me in......let me see...my favorite vintage Christmas memory is PAPER DOLLS......PAPER DOLLS.....AND MORE PAPER DOLLS!!

    hugs,

    Jo

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  60. I have to say, my favorite memory was being about 4 years old... my dad handing out gifts on Christmas morning to me and my two sisters and one brother.... we got just a one or two gifts and perhaps a gift, such as a game, to share at Christmas. When my dad was all done I noticed one present left back in the corner. I so hoped it was for me... and it was! It was an LP (long playing) "Cinderella" record (yep, I'm that old).... as a 4 year old, I still have that record... and that feeling of getting the last gift under the tree.

    ~Chris

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  61. Oh!!!! Did I almost miss this?
    I just posted about your give-away. :)

    ~Liz

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