Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A Happy Thanksgiving Giveaway! And Going to the Ball!!!

The Policeman's ball that is! My sweet husband has invited me, his wife of almost 15 years, to the annual Policeman's Ball in December. This is the 1st time we have been able to go, so I have been stalking eBay to find the perfect vintage dress (that will fit me, arrgh!!!!). I feel like a girl going to the prom, I am so excited!!! I love the look of these awesome vintage inspired frocks from "Stop Staring" ...
Aren't they sweet??...but the bare shoulders thing makes me feel too exposed, and a sweater wouldn't work for dancing.

Then this morning, I came upon these lovely 1950's vintage beauties on eBay, and lo and behold, both my bids won!!! Now.... I'll have to decide which to put away for next year and which to wear this year. They are both so pretty. Help me decide!!!




In other news, I am almost sold out of everything in my Etsy shop. Thank you thank you thank you so much for buying from me!!! I am terrified of stuff getting broken in the mail, so if you have ordered from me, please do let me know when everything gets there safely.


I'd also really like to express a huge thank you to everyone who has purchased from me and to everyone who has kept me going this year with your sweet comments and encouragement. I have been so bad at reciprocating with the comments lately. Now that my holiday shows are over, I promise to be much better about posting and leaving comments.

In order to express my gratitude, I'd like to offer up a custom made sweetie blue bird (like the one below) as a Thanksgiving giveaway. Leave a comment and I will draw names on November 30th.



Check back in on Friday for Shabby in the City's craft fair!!! I have a couple of cuties that I held back on especially for this event. Hope you can join us then!!!


Happy Thanksgiving everyone and may God bless you.

35 comments:

Maija said...

I love my Santa and I think that bird is perfect!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog! Have a beautiful Thanksgiving! =)

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

PS - I LOVE both dresses! If I HAD to choose, I'd say the second one (ooh-la-la)!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Oh, what a sweet little bluebird!
I like both of those dresses!
:)

ArtsyMama said...

Have fun at the ball!!!
Love the birdie. Please put my name in the hat. Happy Thanksgiving!!!!
Kari

michelle said...

Oh, I love the black one, just because I am a twirler at heart! They are both soooo pretty! I will try and remember to come back Friday. I forgot about your re-opening, aargh!

Lori said...

So funny that you came to visit me today because I was just thinking about you. I didn't know you had an etsy shop now and went over to peek and no wonder you are selling out, everything is just adorable!!! good for you on selling so well:)
I vote for the first dress!!!
Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving Jenny!!

Elaine Thomas said...

Congrats on a great year and I love your dresses. I can't decide. I can't wait to receive my Santa. The birdie is adorable too. Add me to the hat too.
Elaine

sheila said...

Thank you for your comments on my blog. I lurk here often...:-) congratulations on selling so well in your etsy shop and those dresses are too much fun! Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Sandra Evertson said...

Great Post!
Sandra Evertson

bluemuf said...

Both dresses are fantastic. It's going to be hard for you to pick one for this year.

Have a great Thanksgiving

Karen

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Both dresses are gorgeous!!! How could you choose?? Love all your Chrismas creations in your shop!!
Michelle

Jackie said...

Thanks for the loving comment! Which I want to extend right back at ya, you are such an inspiration!! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Both dresses are darling, but if I had to choose my choice would be the first one!! You will be stunning!! God Bless~
Hugs, Jackie

ShabbyInTheCity said...

OH that bird!!! Jenny he is so cute! The tilt of the head :)
Thanks for advertising...I sure hope my internet behaves...yesterday was awful...off for hours on for two seconds...off for hours...I'll go sit at Kinko's if I have to!
I love both of your dresses...I'm jealous of your waistline ;) and I think number 2 for this year will be great! It reminds me of the jacquard print I'm seeing everywhere.

Ragged Roses said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you! I love both the dresses, perhaps if I had to choose it would be the first one but maybe I would have to go and change into the second dress halfway through the evening. Enjoy yourself and have fun dressing up
Kimx

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

Both dresses are adorable! I think I'd have to choose the second one! I love all your little beauties! The bluebird is soo cute!

Jenn said...

I'm so sad I missed all your goodies on etsy...I was way too slow! I just peeked at the sold list and adored them all! Congrats on selling out so quickly:) Thanks for the chance at your fabulous giveaway!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!
xoxo..jenn (noodle and lou studio)

Wyanne said...

I love both dresses! But, the second one is to die for! Love the little bluebird. Have fun at the ball!

Ruby said...

Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving! I'm happy you did so well in your etsy shop. Just wish I had been a little quicker trying to order. I LOVE your work. Thanks for entering me in the drawing.
I like dress #1 the best.

Mary Isabella said...

I hope your Thanksgoving was wonderful. Mary

Angela said...

Oh, I love the solid black dress! I would also love to win that cute little birdie. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving day!!!

Marie said...

I love both the dresses, but I think you should wear the first one this year and save the other one for next. Lucky you! They're both so beautiful, and your work is wonderful. I have not been able to purchase any of it yet, but I do live in hope!
Marie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/mariealicejoan/MariesMuses/

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

testing!

Sherri said...

Such a sweet bird! I admire your talent!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Ooooh- sign us up!! That is the cutest birdie!! We are just so upset-Kijsa collects Santas and is dying for the polka-dot one! Some lucky person beat us to him!! Fabulous creations as usual!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Angela said...

MEmemememememememe please. Thank you so much for sharing your talents. I love your blog.

Amy said...

Awww! That is the cutest little bluebird!!!

-Amy

Rebecca said...

The Policeman's Ball! How exciting! I think I am voting for the top dress, I love the big skirt for when you do the Molly Ringwald Pretty in Pink twirl on the dance floor. Or am I the only one who does that? LOL

Pleas eenter me in the birdie drawing! I'm so bummed I missed your Etsy shop AND the Christmas Fair! Argh!

Gypsy Mermaid said...

Hello! I just love your blog! You make the most amazing things! I love the new but ole vintage dresses I think you should wear the second one! its sooo pretty and elegant! That little cute birdy is sooo amazing! Can my name go into the hat pllleaassee!!! hehe well I hope you have a wonderful day!

Toodles!

Sadie Lou said...

Oh my goodness gracious, YES! That birdie *IS* the cutest thing I have ever seen. Count me in for the drawing!!
*anxious*
~Sadie Lou

I like the first dress a lot!! Sexy but modest.

vivian said...

OH! you sold everything? I was hoping something would be left for after christmas when I can spend money on myself!!! Oh heck.. It doesnt matter.. I say that, but every time I go out of the house, I buy some thing I shouldnt!!!!
In any case, You'll make more I'm sure and I will buy something from you next time!
Well, sign me up for that awesomely sweet little bluebird! How adorable! I would be thrilled to win him!
thanks vivian

Nicole said...

Oo! Oo! I think I saw this bluebird in person, and loved it! You're creations are amazing. There is currently a little war raging in my psyche over whether to give the grumpy snowman to my SIL for Christmas or keep him for myself.
:-)

(BTW, I'd go with the lace number, though both of the dresses are super cute.)

Flea Market Queen said...

Great dresses!
Have a ball...
Priscilla

Birthday Genie said...

Hi! :) Long time reader here...I love your little cuties! I followed your tutorial and made a hula girl...I'll have to send you a pic! I wanted to buy one of your creations for christmas, but others beat me to it. Congratulations on your success! I would love a little blue bird of happiness! :)

Thanks and have a great day!
Meredith
www.birthdaygenie.com

Jill said...

What an adorable little bluebird! Count me in your drawing, please!