Saturday, August 20, 2011

A Little Giveaway!!!

coin purse necklace......
I decided to have a giveaway on my blog. Not because I have reached any milestones....clearly I haven't .  Not because I want more followers.......well, I would like more, but I have to say, the ones I have are amazing and leave me such great comments, and send me such FUNNY and uplifting emails....a lot  of them I consider friends and most definately kindred spirits. Sooooooo......this giveaway is just 'cuz.'s the good don't have to enter ....or do anything!! If you have EVER left a comment on this blog.....I took the liberty of entering you myself. (except family, sorry my dear family....I do love you the most...but...)  I did it this way because..........I HATE it when magazines give NEW subscribers
a great deal.....or banks give the NEW accounts a free giftie.........I always think.....HEY.....what about me?
I am the one that's been here thru thick and thin??? What about me???  Well, you guys are the ones that
leave comments whether I post something weird, boring, ugly, strange, still comment, make me happy,encourage me, make my day a bit brighter.....thru thick and thin. That's why this ones for you!!

Having said that.......I never enter give aways that I wouldn't really like to if I entered you and you won and you think...."I SO do not want that"..... let me know and I will pass your "prize" on to some other "lucky"
commenter.  OK? OK.....So here we go.................................I threw you all in a hat....and the "sorting hat" spit out these winners:

First.................the winner of the coin purse necklace..........

DEB.......of Talking Trash fame!!!
(whose blog I LOVE by the way!!)
and.....who just had her own giveaway!!!

I had a lot of fun making this necklace, inspired  by several lovely
ones I have seen here and there on
different blogs and at shows......I used vintage jet beads, rosaries, and chain,
along with some pieces from the 
Industrial Chic line.

Hope you like it Deb!!

the winner of a pair of earrings ........................

                                                                     Kelly  ........                                                                            
(Another great blog.....In fact she has TWO!!)
AND makes crazy cool mosaics!!

These tintype earrings are part of a group of earrings I
made from an old gem type albumn I bought years ago.
I especially like this pair because it has a girl on one,
and two boys on the other...... 
some sort of a love triangle??
Two old shoe buttons are used for the dangles.

I hope you like these Kelly!!
If you gals email me at
with your information I will get these right out to you!!

A GREAT BIG THANKYOU to all of you my friends for taking the time out of
your busy day to 
stop by my blog and leave your generous comments.
I really do appreciate it!!

This was so much  fun!!............ Can we do it again some time?? 
Hugs to you all!!




  1. What a great idea (to say the least)! I might steal it from you if you don't mind! The necklace and earrings are gorgeous, lucky gals! :))) Off to visit their blogs!

  2. Great giveaway! I totally love those earrings!

  3. So how fun is that sorting hat?!?!?!

  4. OMG...2 of my favorite peeps, though never met Deb in the flesh, but I have talked to her on the phone at one of Theresa Cano's blog parties she's a hoot and her hubby CD's a gem, but Kelly's a dear friend, love her like a sista, she's the namesake for my hen called Goth...too funny, small world huh!

    This blog world I would recommend it to anyone, the bestest friends are made through the comments, we are kindred spirits and live for each others kind words...and sometimes strange thoughts...BTW, Kelly loves the strange taxidermy...ha!

    See ya lucky girls, I'm green with envy...VINTAGE GREEN!!!


  5. love this idea, aren't you just the smart AND talented one! lucky ladies to be chosen for such great gifts, too!

  6. Can I just say Yee to the Haw? Girl...I'm over the moon. THIS is the way to have a giveaway..sincerly and from the this idea. BTW...I love the necklace as well. I will be too darn cute at Zapp Hall rockin' this piece of art from the heart. Thank you so made my week.
    P.S. My e-mail is

  7. Gayle, thank you so much!!!! Sharon is right!! I am a huge fan of the old stuff and these tin type earrings are amazing!! I love that you made them yourself!!! Thank you again so much!!!


  8. Congrats to the lucky Gals who won... I like your Style of the giveaway... and the prizes were fab! And we appreciate you too my Friend!

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  9. For any future giveaways I am NOT your sister in law K?!

  10. hi gayle, i'm having tremendous problems leaving comments on YOUR BLOG. so.... I've been trying to say how much i loved that last jug. Every one is a masterpiece. Do you sell any?

  11. I had so much fun scrolling back through past posts -- the images are just fascinating!

  12. I really love this idea! The necklace and earrings are marvellous, Gayle! I'm sure the lucky winners are thrilled!

    Have a lovely week,

  13. Oh Rats, Those gals are lucky to win such great treasurers. I love the necklace with the change purse great image. You are so talented I wish you would consider doing a few tutorials Jugs and Jewelry. Think about it.
    I love the fact that you just drew from your comments.......this sounds like a good way to get more comments. Smart Thinking. I may steal the idea with something vintage in halloween.
    Take care and be safe dear friend.