Friday, August 29, 2008

Old School Giveaway

So my 31st birthday is next weekend. I am just a tad freaked out. I really never thought that I would be one who was squeamish about my age. I loved turning 30. That is a big birthday and everyone made sure it was a huge affair. I even posted it as my best day of 2007.

But 31 is.....30 something. Like that crappy TV show from the 80's that only old people watched. It is totally boring. Now that I am a mom, do I just take the backseat on this day just for me?
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"No way!" says I. I am a supporter of full fledged birthday celebrations at EVERY birthday. Cake, gifts and none of this "oh, I am too old to do the birthday thing". NO. Not me. I work too freaking hard to not have a day when I get to be the center. One day a year. I'm not giving it up.
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In honor of my creed, this week's giveaway is an "Old School Giveaway". All fantastic vintage treasures to remind us that just because it is a little old doesn't mean that it isn't awesome. So without further adieu...

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I am giving away this sweet "Grandma chic" vintage purse along with some of my Paisley Lane lovelies. I have made the hair clip from a vintage brooch and the vintage earrings were originally clip (as they always are), but I have changed them to pierced. They will come wrapped in the vintage linen that they are laying on in the photo.


And as an added bonus - check out these recipe cards! When I found these (unopened) at an antique show I actually squealed like a little girl. I mean come on, how retro cool? I also will send a pack of vintage plastic recipe savers (the plastic sleeves that protect the cards).





Four chances to enter:
  1. Leave me a birthday greeting on this blog before Sept 4th at midnight. -
  2. Let me know that you are a subscriber in a separate comment.
  3. Mention this giveaway in your own blog and let me know you have done so in a separate comment.
  4. For one more entry - Check out my jewelry line - Paisley Lane and tell me your favorite item.
I will select the winner using a random generator on Sept 5th. Good luck!
Oh yeah! I almost forgot. As a birthday treat to you - I am giving a free pair of earrings to anyone who makes a Paisley Lane purchase over $20 in the month of September. Just mention "Birthday" when you order.




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                           $169,000


Call 423-785-7294 with questions. 
Located a few short minutes from both Hamilton Place and Volkswagen. This charming home is both functional and inviting. 
  • 1,850 Square Feet
  • 2-story
  • Side-entry Garage
  • Built 2006
  • 3 Bedroom
  • 2 1/2 Bath
  • Walk-in Master closet
  • Large walk-in storage
  • Vaulted and tiled master bath with jetted tub
  • Fireplace
  • Gas utilities 
  • Fenced backyard
  • French doors in study
  • Dining room with Wainscoting 
  • Large Master Bedroom with tray ceiling
  • Stainless Steel kitchen appliances 
  • Small cul-de-sac neighborhood
  • Less than 10 minutes to Hamilton Place
  • Less than 10 minutes to Volkswagen Complex
  • Less than 5 minutes to Collegedale park

40 comments:

The Blaisdell Family said...

I loved reading this post! I will be 31 this year too and something about it just doesn't sound right!! Well, first I don't FEEL like it (I may look like it though:)

So anyway, HAPPY HUGE BIRTHDAY TO YOU!! You seem like a fun lady so I'm sure you have plenty of friends to help you "live it up" on your big 3-1!!!

The Blaisdell Family said...

The tropical bracelet and earring set are beautiful!!

The Blaisdell Family said...

You've been posted/linked at my blog:

www.becauseiwastaughttoshare.blogspot.com

Gilbert Family said...

Happy Birthday to you! I love that YOU are giving stuff away on YOUR birthday :) and I LOVE what you are giving away it's beautiful!

lisa said...

Guess what? I'll be 32 in a few months. So no more complaining about this 31 business. It's old news. Besides, 32 is totally the new 28.

Gilbert Family said...

your blog is still listed on mine :)

momo3 said...

i heart your blog! have a great and fantastic birthday! thanks, kristen

ryankristenwilson(at)msn(dot)com

momo3 said...

there is nothing that i don't LOVE in your etsy store! it's all beautiful! but, if i had to pick one item today it would be the vintage crystal hairclip. thanks, kristen

Emily Taylor said...

NOOOOO, Please don't give that bag away. You know I wanted it from the beginning at that garage sale, and you know I loved it.

Happy Birthday. You will get a formal happy birthday in the mail if I can get my act together this weekend.

Christina said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have a really fabulous day! My birthday was yesterday! I love the vintage recipe cards, what a find!!!

Christina said...

I just visited Paisley Lane for the first time. You have some really wonderful things! I especially love, love, love the crystal hair clip, how chic!

Mollerup Madness said...

Happy 31st Birthday! I COMPLETELY agree with you......live it up!! Let ONE day of the year be ALL ABOUT YOU!
hayleemollerup@yahoo.com

Mollerup Madness said...

I'm a subscriber! Please enter me into your fun "Old School Giveaway".
hayleemollerup@yahoo.com

Mollerup Madness said...

My favorite piece of jewelery on your website was the Genuine Poppy Jasper Set. I loved them! I think your line is very unique!
hayleemollerup@yahoo.com

April said...

I think the 30's are hot- I can't wait to be 30...I personally think that is when women look their best besides the whole boobs dropping a couple inches from breastfeeding- but that is a different story. Happy Birthday Natalie- I think you should seriously spoil yourself- I hate it too when people are lame about birthdays-

April said...

you are subcribed on reader...is that what that means? I don't understand the whole rss feed stuff- other than the fact that reader has you subsribed??? Does that count?

April said...

"Vintage stone necklace with new handmade earrings" is my favorite right now- you used to have this big black chunky necklace that I just love but it's not on there anymore-

kristi lee said...

You don't have to enter me but I did want to send you b-day happiness. This most made me smile in COMPLETE agreement. Great giveaway too!

CanCan said...

Happy Birthday, Mama!
You can be as fabulous as you want to be, even at one year older than 30.

*You DON'T have to be "thirtysomething!*

Bunny B said...

Happy Birthday to YOU!!! Hope you have a blast!!

Bunny B said...

I'm a subscriber!

Bunny B said...

I love your Turquoise and royal blue necklace with vintage pendant! Gorgeous!!

windycindy said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to Natalie, Happy Birthday to You! And many more!
Please enter me in your delightful drawing. I love vintage. The "Purple Wire Wrapped Necklace" With Two Pair of Earrings is one of my favorite pieces of yours. Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmial[dot]com

i'm kelly said...

happy happy birthday! i can't believe you are so OLD. ha ha ha! hope your day is wonderful

Nancy said...

Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday , dear Natalie,
Happy birthday to youuuuuuuu!
And many more!!!!

I hope this birthday is the best you've had so far and just a fraction of the wonderfulness of birthdays to come! You've only just begun ...

Nancy
allibrary [at] aol [dot] com

Nancy said...

My favorite is the Elizabeth Pearl necklace. All your pieces are lovely!

Nancy
allibrary {at] aol [dot] com

torinem said...

Happy Birthday!

Shannon said...

Have a very happy birthday

Are You Serious! said...

♥ Happy Birthday!!! I'm 31 and I don't "feel" old until I see kids that I used to baby sit with kids of their own! :)

Ames Family said...

Hi Natalie! Happy Birthday. I love the bracelets and necklace, by the way. I would love to win that purse as well as a cool bracelet for me!

Scribbit said...

Well I'd say Happy Birthday even without the incentive!

LINDA said...

Happy birthday, sweetie! 31 is just the beginning!!!

LINDA said...

I already am a subscriber!

LINDA said...

I have linked you on my giveaways list.

LINDA said...

I love the crystal hair clip. I also love that 'grandma' bag. I am a grandma and it really appeals to me.

the DeCampos Family said...

Hope you had a good Birthday!

the DeCampos Family said...

And I LOVE your etsy line. My favorite is the Elizabeth Pearl Necklace and Earring set. I tried to win a contest of yours on another blog. I love this necklace. I just might have to buy it to get FREE earrings!!!

AmandaSue said...

Happy Happy Birthday! And don't worry 31 isn't as scary as you think :)

cadycupcake said...

Happpy 31st! Enjoy your day to the fullest.

ZogLady said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Biiiiiirthday to Yoooouu.... Happy Birthday dear, yooooouuuuuuuuuuu... Happy Biiiiirrrrthdaaaaaaaayyyyyyy to you! :D

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