Saturday, January 2, 2010

Blog Anniversary, A Giveaway, and Silver Sunday

        First of all, may I say thank you for making this past year of blogging a wonderful journey of expression and writing for me. 

        January 3rd is my one year blog anniversary.

        I am constantly humbled by all of the creative talent, expression, and generosity that exists in the world of blogging.

        To celebrate, I am giving away a Blog Makeover by the amazing Jackie at Memories by Design ( a $35 package). It doesn’t have to be a makeover in terms of how your blog looks (they are all beautiful by the way).

        The winner can utilize the package in a variety of ways.  Jackie is wonderful and PATIENT.  Again, she is very good, and PATIENT. I know. I tested her patience, I am sure…

        To enter the giveaway, just comment on this post. 

        Two have two entries, just become a follower. The winner will be announced Wednesday, January 6th.  Good luck!



        This is part of my silver/silver plate collection.  I seem to have a thing for chafing dishes… as described in this previous post.

        I don’t care if it is tarnished either.  Remember my box of silver plate flatware from the flea market? I almost rubbed off the pads of my fingertips trying to polish it , and then I thought: it is what it is.

        I can’t wait to see everyone else’s posts for Silver Sunday.


        Go visit our great hostess Beth at Gypsy Fish to see who else has joined the party. Just click on the button at the top of my sidebar.


donna baker said...

Hey Laura, I have that same toile on a couch of mine. I just love it.

Anonymous said...

That is so funny that you are having this particular giveaway on the day my oldest daughter told me I needed to personalize my blog. Now I'm REALLY hoping to win!

Barbara Jean said...

Oh I love silver.
Cannot wait to participate!!

Congratulations! Thanks for the giveaway!


barbara jean

Barbara Jean said...

Do you have a link to Silver Sunday or Gypsy Fish?


Oh, I am a follower so I guess i get two entries.


barbara jean

Sherry said...

Thanks for this great giveaway! I am new to the blogging world and could really use some help with my site. I am also a follower.

Just a bed of roses said...

One can never have too many pieces of silver to play with!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Happy Anniversary Laura...time flies...yes?

I love all of your silver goodies...beautiful!!!

Happy New Year!!!

Linda K. said...

Oh my those silver pieces are gorgeous. The shell dish is very pretty. Silver is just so classy!

Robin's Egg Blues

Sandra said...

Your silver is just gorgeous! I love to use my sterling/plate pieces! Oh, count me in on your giveaway! Happy New Year. xoxo

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

The silver is so pretty.

I've been following you since the first week I started blogging, and always enjoy your posts.
Congratulations on your Blog's Anniversary!


trash talk said...

Has it been a year already...seems like yesterday?
I can always use help on my blog and if it means a gorgeous header like yours...count me in!

Loui♥ said...

Hi Laura..
Happy Blogaversary toooooo YOU!!!
Have been a follow for quite awhile now..
That's one entry..
Love your site..and everything about it!!
On this particular post, I love the yellow and blue fabric on which your silver is sitting!
Entry # 2
and I could definitely use the makeover!
warm hugs..laughing smiles..

Unknown said...

Happy Bloggiversary Laura. Silver is beautiful polished but isn't there something lovely about them showing there age & history when they take on another petina? Thanks for offering this giveaway, I for one could use it.

Hugs...Tracy :)

Queen "B" said...

ALOHA...Loved silver as long as I can remember, vintage pieces seem to attract me the most, I pull out 2 of my silver vintage tea pots for vases for flowers when I give a wedding shower or a baby shower, just a fun way to display some of my vintage pieces,
Happy New year

Amy said...

Happy Aniversary and New Year!!! I too have a few bigger silver platters displayed and I'm OK with them being tarnished...pretty petina. I have to admit every once in a while I take them down and polish them. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway. Thanks.

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

The silver dishes are beautiful! Happy Silver Sunday and of course Happy Blog Anniversary!

Dixie said...

Laura... has it already been a year?! I remember when I first found your wonderful blog... I look forward to another year of your sparkling wit and wonderful insight...

Silver and a Giveaway... now that's what I call fabUlous!

Blessings. Dixie

Sherrie said...

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!I love the look of your blog, that was what first attracted me to your site. It is so pretty. So here is a comment and I am a follower...... Thank you for the giveaway.

Lee said...

I am clueless on blog is an obvious fact.

Congratulations on your blog anniversary...I have always enjoyed White Spray Paint! Your blog name just hit home with me.

Your silver is beautiful... I bought some this weekend and don't have anymore room to store it...stop the madness. LOL.


Marigene said...

Congrats on a year of blogging! Your silver is beautiful. I have quite a few pieces that I have picked up at thrift shops, too. The last piece was a little sauce ladle that was really black, thought I would never get it cleaned up, but finally did after what seemed like hours and hours.

The French Bear said...

One year of blogging, that's great, what a fun place, this Blogland!!!
Love your silver, polished or not, it is beautiful!
Margaret B

Unknown said...

Thanks for becoming a follower so I could find your blog! It looks like one I will definitely enjoy reading. So far, I especially liked your post on being intentional and may hve to steal some of your ideas for my life. Have a geat day!

French Cupboard said...

Happy 1 year!! Your blog is lovely and your silver collection is stunning.

Happy Silver Sunday! Blessings... Polly (Counting Your Blessings & French Cupboard)

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Happy Anniversary...have really enjoyed your blog and your friendship this past year. Keep on keeping on for 2010.

Gypsy Fish said...

Just B e a u t i f u l! Please count me in for the giveaway too. Love your stuff!
See you next week...thanks for joining the party!
{{gyspy hugs}}

Sonia said...

Your silver collection is so pretty...I love the fabric you chose as your background. Blue, yellow and silver-what could be prettier. Please enter me in your fabulous giveaway! I enjoy your blog and now I'm a follower too! Miss Bloomers/Sonia

Theresa said...

Laura, love your silver!!!!!! Beautiful and shiney too! Enjoy your Sunday and congratulations on one year! Glad I got to know you!

Lisa said...

Happy blog-iversary! I love your new header. It's very pretty.:)
Your silver collection is awesome! You have a great assortment of sizes and shapes. Thanks for sharing it with us. And thank you for posting the Book Club button. I'll be making an announcement this week on a new book. Thanks again for your friendship and support.

Barbara said...

Laura, Congrats on one year and hope you have many more. Hope to visit with you more in 2010.
Please enter my name for the giveaway and I am a follower.

Happy New Year

Linda @ A La Carte said...

A year goes by fast doesn't it? Congrats to you!
Your silver is wonderful and looking forward to more of your posts.

Jane said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary. That is a wonderful giveaway and I would love to be entered.
I also love your silver collection. You have a great variety of silver pieces. My theory is that one can never have too much silver!

Kammy said...

Congrats on your one year !
Yes, you may be the Silver Queen, LOL !
Lovin your blog layout !
Happy New Year ~

Unknown said...


What are the chances of me stumbling across your blog on this very day?! It must be fate. You have such a lovely, civilized blog. I must say that the quality of your photographs and the ease of your prose is something that I aspire to. Elegant, yet approachable.

Have you ever read the book The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron? Your commitment to your blog, over the past year, is a living example of Cameron's message. Honing our creative talents requires commitment and focus, which sounds counter-intuitive to the creative process to many. But Cameron's message would not be lost on you. Kudos to your diligence and kudos to your beautiful creative eye.

My Warmest Regards,

Denise Burks

I Do Declare said...

Finding your blog is a "silver" lining to the start of this new year!

Kathy said...

Beautiful silver pieces! I'm crazy about all those old silver serving pieces.

Gretchen said...

Happy anniversary!
Happy new year, too!

Lyneen said...

Happy Blog Anniversary. What a great world we live in, sharing virtually. What a great giveaway... wonderful silver. I always say unless I am using my silver it doesn't have to shine! TFS on SS

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary. Mine will be in a couple of weeks. I am so glad people still love silver. I have quite a bit that is put away, and I need to get it out! You are right - polished or not polished, it still has charm. I have been a follower for quite some time and would love to win that blog makeover. I am tired of trying to find "blog dresses"! Linda

kanishk said...

I needed to personalize my blog. Now I'm REALLY hoping to win!

kobe beef

Anne Lorys said...

Happy Belated Anniversary! I pooped out and went to sleep at 6pm last night, so I didn't get to comment on any of the cool silver posts. Sux gettin' old, don't do it. ;-)

Love all your silver, and what a thoughtful giveaway!


Beeutiful by Design said...

Happy Anniversary. Love all your silver and the giveaway! Here's to an awesome 2010. Jennifer

Jennifer said...

Happy Anniversary! I love your silver. Silver is the perfect item for entertaining and decorating. The toile you use is great kitchen curtains are made from it.

Have a great week,

Karen said...

Happy "blog-aversary", dear friend and neighbor.
Coffee soon??
Ladybug Creek

V I N T A G E O L O G I E said...

Your collection must make you sooo happy ... it makes me happy just looking at it!! Thank you for bringing a smile to my face this morning!


Designs on 47th Street said...

Hey there! Congrats on your one year, Laura. Your blog is one of my favorites...truly it is! No one needs a blog makeover more than me! I am definitely a follower AND I love all your silver!!


France Guérin said...

Maybe I am too late to join! Love your blog, love everything you posted! Have a great New year! All the Best to come!

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