Thursday, March 29, 2012

Followers equals Fellowship and My Giveback

So how many times have you heard this statement in Blogland, "I have met so many new friends !"  And how many people have you told that to, and they look at you like you have just stepped off the planet!
I know my kids have, I will be talking about someone and they will say, "Oh is that one of your blog friends?" and with their fingers make quotation marks, as if it is all in my head and not a real friendship. Now I have been known to take off for a good road trip now and then to meet my blog friends and spend a few days at their gracious homes... with much concern from my girls, "Mom! You don't know these people, what if they are mass murder's or something."  Ask Debra, I plopped on her doorstep for three days! Bless her heart.

Now, if you read my blog on a regular basis you know one of my best peeps is this lovely lady... Donna

Whom I met through this blog and if you have read Fifi's new cookbook, The Romantic Prairie Cookbook ... you will know we get together frequently and cook together :) She is coming to stay for the weekend tomorrow and I am looking forward to visiting and of course shopping together.
 I have met so many other lovely souls that have become a part of my life. Whom I talk to regularly either by phone, fb, email or here on my blog. They have become part of my support system and God has blessed me with their love and wisdom.
For all this I am truly thankful. 
So, this give back I am offering seems so small compared to what I have truly gotten, not that I think friendship can be bought. But it is just a token, as in the Blogland tradition. So from the bottom of my heart, a big thank you to all of you... to those who have become a part of my life, to those I haven't had the pleasure of talking with but read my meanderings and to those who even leave comments along the way. 
I try to keep this as simple as possible, in order to have your name put in the random generator you must be a follower. That's it...
Just leave a comment and I will pick three winners on April 9th.

For the decor lover... a Spring burlap wreath

For the Art lover... a pocket full of goodies

For the Bling lover... a piece of my jewelry
(not necessarily what is shown here)

I have also been loading my etsy up with new spring items... not finished yet but take a peek, maybe you will see something you like.
Here are some samples...

Spring Lace Wreath

Lace Cuffs

And a vintage bunny hopping your way for Easter.
Speaking of Easter I am also loading up my blogshop Vintage Living with Easter decor.

Spring metal garland

Glittered bird and nests

Bunnies and more nests

And bunny eggs to show a few... this is from my shop and prices reflect only cost.
I want to also say I just posted on my other blog
The Love of God
I would love a visit there too!
Wishing you a lovely week, please leave a comment to enter the give away.
 I am linking up to my friend Debra for her 
Vintage Inspiration Friday party.


  1. Your blog is a favorite always! How very blessed I would be to win anything from you! Thanks for sharing your sweet gifts! Debbie

  2. Everything is just gorgeous! I'd love to be entered. I love, love, love your header - those framed images are beautiful and inspirational!

    Angie @ Knick of Time

  3. I am a follower of both you and Jesus :)
    You always pin such great things on Pinterest...
    you are invited to stay at my house near Nashville
    anytime! Bring those friends! We'll go junkin' and
    nibble our way around Tennessee, then blog about it.

  4. Hello dearest!
    I am just finishing up my work for the day and need to start dinner but I thought I should stop by and leave a comment on the James post and wow! Another one...with a picture of me no doubt! Stinker!
    I thank our Heavenly Father everyday for you! You have been a blessing in my life, my dearest friend and great confidant! That's saying something because for years my only true friends were Bill the hubby and of course Karen Kay!
    I had been a hermit of sorts and you brought me out into the world a bit! Oh boy!
    I am so excited for you to have met this blogging milestone! You go girl! Here's to a 1000 more!
    See you tomorrow!
    I am so excited!
    love you bunches

  5. Oh My, everything is just so lovely...
    Have a Great visit with your friend...

    Be Blessed!!!


  6. Rebecca Your children's comments about us in blogland is so funny! I do hope if you get out Colorado way you will think about spending a bit of time in this mass murderer's home. Really, I promise the only thing I murder is some of the projects I get frustrated trying to do without success! Well I have been known to murder a meal or two too but promise I'll do my best not to offer you any burnt offerings if you come my way!!

    bee blessed

    ps oh yes, please throw my name in the hat for your wonderful giveaway~

  7. Rebecca,
    I am glad that I found your blog.After meeting you years ago it was so nice to find you here and see you for a bit at the sale.I hope we will meet again soon with more time to chat.You are so talented I would be honored to have any gift that you make.

  8. Congrats on this milestone Rebecca! I'm so happy to be one of your many followers. Why do you suppose we become so close to some of our bloggy friends? You have been especially blessed by actually getting to meet some of them! If there are any mass murderers among my bestest blogging buds, sign me up to be murdered because I know we would have the best time ever before it happens! lol Would love to be included in your giveaway!

  9. Oh such wonderful goodness! Please enter me whilst I go off to check out your new goodies!!!!

  10. How beautiful everything is - including your lovely blog! I would love to be entered in your giveaway. Thanks for the generous opportunity.

  11. It is so true that friendships here are not virtual. They are indeed real. I follow you of course. Thanks for this lovely giveaway.

  12. I LOVE everything you make!! So pretty!! I Love vising your blog! I just purchased the beautiful "tattered heart" garland from you shop recently.

  13. I am truly blessed to have recently found your lovely blog! To win any of the things you have featured would be wonderful!-Audrey

  14. OHHHH please put my name in the hat Rebecca, I would be thrilled with any of your gifts! t.xoxo

  15. you know...I just love your blog! The heart that I bought from your daughters booth in Hillsboro hangs in my window...I think of you often!
    Have a great week...I am enjoying the stormy weather here in Portland...hiding in my studio! thanks for hosting a giveaway...everything looks fab!

  16. Hi Rebecca...this is such a sweet post!~ Yes...WE ARE FRIENDS! I also talk about my blog friends to my daughters and husband! LOL ♥♥♥

  17. What a great post. I agree..I will get a package in the mail..a surprise or a swap or a win..and hubby and my kids will you have mail from one of your blog friends :) Maybe for women it is easier to have friends online..but I cherish everyone of them.

  18. My gift is you, so thank you already! <3

  19. Hi my dear friend- yes friend for real,-- but I know ,I know- my dear friends here near me in miles, also don`t understand what I`m talking about- they lift their eyes and looks at me with irony ........WELL LET THEM- they have not learned the joy of friends from across the oceans and all over the world- they don`t know about the love we get and give -and the happy dayes ,when having had a loving note from a dear blog friend.
    About your wonderful giveaway, oh dearest , it is all so stunning, -
    and that goes for your beautiful filled shop also, Rebecca.
    Sending you love and smiles .

  20. I just found your blog and I am in love! I was googling annie sloan chalk paints

    Fifi just visited here. It truly is a small world!

  21. I just found your blog and I am in love! I was googling annie sloan chalk paints

    Fifi just visited here. It truly is a small world!

  22. I am so glad to have met a kindred spirit... and on-line! You have stood out for a number of reasons and one is because it is obvious that you care about others and increasing your friendships.... Some in blogland never return mail... but even in your busy life you try to stop and do so and do it with love and care!
    You make a difference to me!!!
    and of course since I found you last year, I have been a follower!

  23. Hi Rebecca,
    I'm so happy to be your "friend" (that was for the and long time follower. What a beautiful giveaway! I'm an art lover, bling lover and decor lover-would love to be included!

  24. Oh my goodness! I do love your blog. I'm so happy you shared it on facebook today! I am your current newest follower! I love everything you make, decorate and share about. I love your lace wreath! That's so shabby and perfect and charming!! I love it!
    I'll be back again and often too I bet.
    Keep up the blogging so I have something beautiful to look at and read.
    Ciao for now.
    Shabby Jen

  25. Wow, so glad I happened upon your lovely blog! I adore those lace cuffs! And the bunnies. And birds. Heck everything! Will be sure to add myself to your Followers! BTW, I too, have visited fellow bloggers; and you are right... people who don't blog just don't understand the friendships you can make. It is so wonderful to meet them face to face! Have a great weekend!

  26. What great items, very creative. I'm off to shop but please enter me in your drawing. Have a good weekend.

  27. What beautiful treasures you are giving back! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed, thank you for the chance!

  28. Oh you lucky girl!!! Donna is coming to stay the weekend??? Give her a hug from me and tell her hi. I love you two girls so much. I get the same looks from my girls when I start talking of some awesome thing one of my blog friends have posted or said to me in an e-mail. Oh well...I'll just continue to play with all my imaginary friends and pooh on them!
    What a beautiful giveaway dear Rebecca. Have an awesome weekend with Donna!!!!
    much love...

  29. Everything you are giving is lovely, but your words are even lovelier. So should I win, in honor of giving, please generate a new number because it would make me feel good to pass my luck of the win on to someone else.


  30. I love bling, I love you and I am NOT one of the children that use "friends" in quotations! Muah!


  31. You are such an inspiration. I really like to visit your blog as often as I can! Such lovely treasures...! Jamie V in MT

  32. Congrats on finding so many new friends and thank you for the uplifting inspiration and gentle beauty you provide in each and every post. Yes, I get "the look" from friends and family when I speak of my blog friends too. I wish I were as fortunate as you to meet some of them in person. Most of mine live so far away it is not possible. But, we are still connected and friendship has indeed blossomed.

    Have a lovely and rest filled Sunday!

  33. Been a follower girl~ I love what the kids grown daughters say that to me now! Ha! Have a blessed Easter....Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  34. What a generous Giveaway... but then, the Generosity here in the Land of Blog is Legendary! I am in total agreement with the Community here being great Friends though I had to Smile about how your kids feel about it because often The Man, long time Friends, Kids and G-Kids didn't necessarily 'get it' either until they began to meet some of my "Blog Friends" in person and realize that the connections here can be extremely meaningful and authentic... and it is such a Joy to finally meet some of our Blog Friends in the flesh after enjoying such a good Friendship Online.

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  35. I like reading your blog so much that it is on my left sidebar.
    I too, have made some lovely friends in blog land.


  36. Gosh Rebecca, I consider blog pals my friends. Once I sent prayers to a lady named Debbie at Lakeside. She was suffering with cancer, then she sends cards and prayers to me for my daughter who got cancer, at that time. I was amased that someone who had cancer still found the strength to pray for me and mine. That's a good heart. I have found great pleasure in making new friends..pen pals, so to speak. We get to share or joys and sorrows with one another. It helps..why go through life and not reach out to people. I will always think of you as a friend, xo, Susie

  37. First time visitor, certainly will not be my last. You are so insightful about finding blog friends. I have met some beautiful people through my blog. I am so thankful for the friendships I have made. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win one of your fantastic giveaways. The wreath is beautiful, the art pocket is lovely, and it seems we have similar taste in jewelry. Hope your weekend is full love.

  38. Hi Rebecca~
    Just saw your feature in Romantic Homes, Congratulations! Wishing you a wonderful Easter.

  39. So glad we are friends. Blog friends are so much fun and yes, so very real! :)
    Love that vintage bunny! Of course, you knew I would! hee,hee,hee.

  40. My very first visit to your blog and you are hosting a giveaway! How fun. Fingers crossed for the artist pouch. Now I am off to view several more of your posts.

  41. thank you for sharing this lovely post and giveaway, a blessed Easter to you! peggy aplSEEDS

  42. Rebecca,
    Your posts are heartfelt and filled with blessings. I have just come from the wonderful post that you wrote about your son. Congratulations on your 1000 follower milestone!

  43. As always I am inspired by your lovely creations and reading your blog. I have not visited in a little while so I am spending a little time catching up. Easter Blessings.

  44. so much pretty in one place...i nearly got the vapors! thank you! ;}

    m ^..^


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