Wednesday, May 19, 2010

May Giveaway!

Well, Good Morning to you all :)

A couple of Days ago my little old Blog turned ONE! (Thanks so much to all who left sweet comments, you guys rock!) And to celebrate that milestone I announced that Today would be a giveaway day and so it is :)

I racked my brain to come up with something worthy of the occasion, something sparkly, something celebratory, something, well, something that I thought would be a beautiful Giveaway!

I am very excited to do this Giveaway! So, here it is (Ta - Da!)

One Lucky Person will win these Beautiful Vintage Earrings and matching Vintage Brooch (Value $70.00)

Now, you know I like to make my Giveaways pretty simple, so all I ask is that you are a follower of this blog and leave a comment telling me what was the BEST B.DAY PARTY you ever when to.

One entry per person.

These Earrings are a combination of 3 aquamarine and teal rhinestones around the top edge catching the light from every direction. Then 3 teal and aquamarine larger cut pieces towards the middle, then 3 dangling reflective teal and aquamarine glass beads finish the earrings, these are all set in a gold tone metal.The earrings are 1.5" long, look like new and are in great working order.These are clip-on earrings.

This Brooch has a combination of aquamarine and teal rhinestones all around the outer edge of the brooch catching the light from every direction. With larger cut aquamarine pieces towards the middle where a beautiful half inch diameter stone holds the centre, overlapping that are a collection of reflective teal and aquamarine glass beads, all set in a gold tone metal.The brooch is approx. 2" in diameter, looks like new and is in great working order.

You can enter this Giveaway until Midnight (West Coast Time) on Sunday May 30th.


Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.


Gina said...

Hi! I am your newest follower, just found you on the Etsy forums. I would love to win this gorgeous jewelry! I would say the best birthday party I ever attended was my 21st....I was in college and 21st birthdays were always

Almost Precious said...

Love the cool colors in these lovely vintage pieces, they are beautiful.

The best Birthday Party I ever went to was many years back, perhaps 20, perhaps more. It was the 90th birthday of a lively old guy that was absolutely full of life and fun. The evening was incredible, his friends and family rented a ballroom, had the affair catered, a live band was there and what seemed like most of the city was invited. Old Bret danced with the ladies, joked with everybody and had a wonderful time. Made me realize that age is only a state of mind. :)

Rebecca Watson said...

The best birthday party I ever went too was about two years ago - and the lovely woman ended up getting engaged! She was so happy - and so excited, as I was too for her! Congrats on a successful year! :) BTW- those earrings are so cute! :) Proud follower! :)

Alice Istanbul said...

I won't enter this one, so someone else can have the chance to win, but I wanted to say that those colors are gorgeous! :)

AnastasiaC said...

i love all birthday parties but my best was my 26th..i was oveseas and my parents had come over to celebrate with me...we all went out - was lots of fun!!

The Jimenez's said...

Happy Birthday! Beautiful jewelry! I hope I win!


Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Gorgeous jewelry!! I love all that glitters... how are you T?? I haven't been checking my blogs lately... Happy Birthday to your lovely Blog!!!

Hmmm... The most fun birthday party I've ever attended. I'll have to think a moment. I'd have to say my son's 1st. I waited so long for him to come along in my life. Just the shear look of joy on his face will always bring a tear to my eye and swells my heart with love.

Melissa said...

Happy belated blog birthday! I'm a new follower. Best birthday party I ever went to was one of my elementary school parties, which was Babysitter's Club themed. I loved the book, so we dressed as characters from it and had related activities. omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

Kelli Lee said...

First, Happy Birthday to Poppy Place PDX. The best birthday was my own when I was a little girl and I got one of those cakes which is actually a big hoop dress built around a Barbie doll. It was magical....


fisiwoman said...

Enter me please! New follower from Spain!
The best birthday party I ever went was when my best friend prepared me a surprise party!

Ana Belén R.M

Amber said...

I follow your blog and the best birthday party I ever went to involved going to the Art Institute, follower by the lyric opera, and we stayed at the Reaissance Hotel in Chicago!
Thank you for the giveaway :)

ready4h2o said...

I now follow your incredible blog- I have to say my favorite birthday party was when I was 10 years old. My parents rented out the pool at the YMCA. My friends and I thought it was pretty awesome to swim indoors in the middle of January!

Stephanie said...

I love the colour of this piece!

The best birthday party I ever went to was one that my parents planned for me when I was little. They threw a big tea party themed birthday and we got to go to a little farm and make apple pies and chocolates and play with all the bunnies and other baby animals.

My Life Under the Bus said...

~*HaPpY BlOgDaY*~ : D .....The best birthday was the birthday my husband actually threw me a surprise party ! First I've never been surprised and usually figure stuff out. Second I am not a big birthday celebrator - my mother never did parties or any of that so I actually feel a bit odd making a big deal of it. But he did the menu, guests and figured out how to get me out of the house !Conversely I love throwing my kids parties of course the best part is the goodie bag !

Those rhinestones are hypnotizing me ! Love the color !!!

john/sb said...

i follow as john/sb

the best bday was for a 2 year old believe it or not. it was a french theme- great food and cheeses for the adults- a fantastic pink poodle cake- lovely party bags for the kids. so sweet.

cpullum said...

One year thats awsome!

Samy said...

I am a follower! My own 9th birthday at an awesome arcade ;)

samyrocks92 at msn dot com

ArtSnark said...

Happy Bloggity-birthday to you!!

Probably my 6 yr old's birthday at the bowling alley. The owners put bumpers in the gutters, turned on the dance music & let the kids go nuts.A group of sugared up kindergarteners trying to out bowl each other was absolutely priceless

clenahan said...

I have never owned something vintage!

julieb said...

we threw a really fun rollar derby party for a friend, it was awesome

whyte said...

Love your blog, thanks Artsnark for pointing it out to me! Gosh, if I just make the "next" birthday that's the best one for me. But I guess my favorite was when DH turned 50. He'd never ever ever had a birthday party. I couldn't believe it! And his Mom was a sainte, but he said no BD parties. So we had a huge family/friend surprise barbq right here at the house and everyone brought gifts. We usually say "no gifts" we just like the friendship. But I didn't put that on these invitations. He had the best time, so I had the best time!

Becky said...

My best birthday present ever was a sewing machine - it has allowed me to be so creative!

Beautiful, beautiful jewelry!!

Anonymous said...

Hi! New follower:) love your blog!
Best birthday, probably my last birthday, just me and my bf, really special day:)

and I just looove the brooch!!
All the best:)

Margosoriginals said...

wow- what a great giveaway!
The best birthday I went to was as a kid. It was a disney sleep over with great food, and tons of fun games. We were kind of poor, so my mom couldn't throw big parties with tons of kids. I always looked foward to going to other kids' birthdays!

Ľubaša said...

I am follower of your blog. The most remarkable and interesting birthday party was of my friend when he turned 50. there were 200 people and the was outside in the nature, at the natural shooting range (he is a biathlon trainer). so all of us had a chance to compete in shooting and had a lot of fun.
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

Cindy said...

Follower. Best bday party was probably my grandpas 90th. I've never seen so many people, I've never seen him that happy, and the tribute to him and his life was awesome. Thanks for the giveaway. cindyhinckley at msn.

reneek said...

I am a new follower love your blog

waterwaif said...

Hey Poppy!

I'm already a blog follower!

The best birthday party I ever went to was the year my father-in-law turned 50 and his sons (my husband and his brother) all wrote him a song and performed it on stage in the restaurant. Everyone had tears in the eyes. It was beautiful.

Diana said...

Hi Poppy! I'm a new follower. I think the best birthday party I've been to would be a recent one for a dear friend, where we filled her lovely loft with colourful helium balloons, decorated with loads of peonies, and also had a rooftop bbq. It was delightful! Just like this blog and giveaway!

phrannie said...

awesome giveaway, and gorgeous bling, OMG! i'm a GFC follower 8)

the best birthday i ever went to was... my friend Sandra's b-day! there was tons of healthy and delicious munchies (our friend is a cook!), great booze, excellent intellectual company trying really hard to look sexy, fabulous jewelry, hilarious music, and... well, i can't legally say what else was around, but it was a blast!!


Sarah Ridgley said...

The best birthday party I've been to was for my niece when she turned one. She was so in awe of everyone singing to her and so excited about the cake. It was the funniest thing ever.

shruti said...

hey!!! i am a new follower, but im guaranteed to return! the best b'day party i've attended till now was last friend was celebrating her 17th, at her house. we danced around all night, smashed cake on her face, and it was total fun. a few of us slept over at her place which just made it more memorable :)

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JWhiz said...

I am a follower of your blog :)

I honestly havent been to many birthday parties lol. I suppose the best was in third grade, my best friend was having a bowling party, it was my first time bowling, and was really exciting for mat the time (give me a break I live in the country lol). It was really fun and I am still best friends with that girl today!

Koshy said...

i am a new follower.. the best birthday party i went to was my friends 25th birthday.. it was a lunch and drinks party.. it ended p going on till 11 in the night!!


Nicole said...

I'm following you.

The best birthay party was my Sweet 16 - tons of fun, lots of great games, and wonderful gifts for me!!

Joyson said...

Wow! It looks amazing!! :)

I would like to try my luck so here it goes:

I am a follower :)

The best Birthday party I've ever went to was the debut of my friend. It was grand and I bet after that, her family went bankrupt! haha


Sharon said...

What a cool giveaway! I am one of your followers and would love to win such a treasure!

The best birthday party I ever attended was this month for my own birthday. We went with another couple to a Portland supper club called Tony Starlight's. This place is authentically modeled after the old supper clubs my parents visited in the 60's.

We danced to magnificent music in the gypsy swing jazz style, had a great dinner, and not too many drinks. It really rocked!

International Giveaways said...

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Just wanted to let you know that your giveaway was listed on my site.

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If you happen to have any other internationally open giveaways, I'd love to hear about them!



Ria said...

The best bday party was a surprise birthday party we had for my best friend.It was at the university and even the professors joined :)
It was exactly the day the exams ended so it was just amazing!!!

Amanda said...

Enter me please! What an amazing giveaway!

I follow via Google Friend Connect. The best birthday party I ever went to was my 21st. I never felt so loved. I had everyone who I cared about under the same roof and I felt like a Princess for a day.

- Amanda

soulflower said...

oooooh fabu those are fantastic! the best bday was my own in 2006 i was 36...we had a party,an outdoor tent,flower arrangments with cherry branches,protea,sweet peas,and ranunculus...there was also homemade chocolate cake with ganache frosting and turquoise hydrangeas on top,we had fancy french champagne and sofia sparkling california champagne and the most delicious lasagne...i worked my butt off but it was worth guests were fully sated and couldnt believe all the work i did...they even got to take the flowers home....

409cope said...

I follow through google friend. The best party I ever went to was a surprise party that some of my friends held for me when I turned eighteen. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lyudmila said...

Follow (Lyudmila)
I hope to win!
Thank you!
lusizova (at)

Elena said...

hi! I am your new follower!

The best party I ever went to was my 21 birthday party)


AtlantisAK said...

Happy birthday to your blog! :D

The best birthday party I went to was simple...but so much fun!
I grew up in the country, so of course a barn was involved. We had fun on the 4 wheelers, kicking back in the hay stacks and of course, the guys got into a mud wrestling competition.

Simple and so very home town fun!