Friday, May 23, 2008

First Official Vintage Trifles Giveaway!






Well folks, this is it - my first Giveaway! I would like to share this little creation I've called "Miss Liberty" with you! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. I will draw a name from comments after 9 p.m. PST on Tuesday, May 27th. Better yet, if you mention my giveaway on your blog, I will enter your name twice! Woo Hoo!!!









Now a little info about "Miss Liberty". The bits and pieces and vintage trifles are gathered in the bottom of an old cigar box. It includes a copy of a 1925 July calendar, a flag, and a picture of a young woman holding a flag. At the bottom of the picture, someone has written, "Home, Love and Liberty. That is what we are fighting for." To me, that pretty much says it all.


Believe it or not, while being fun to create, it was most challenging to make. The color palette and subject matter was somewhat different than what I usually work with and that made me really have to think. What made sense to include? Not just any old thing just because it looked interesting. I had to put more thought into this one. I hope you think it is special, too! Remember -- if you would like a chance to win "Miss Liberty", just comment on this post before 9 p.m. PST, Tuesday May 27th! Mention my giveaway in your blog and I will enter your name twice!

Have a safe Memorial Weekend and take time to remember those that gave their lives so we can enjoy home, love and liberty. M.

94 comments:

Myrna said...

OOhh! SO beautiful!! I found you via The Feathered Nest (isn't Dawn wonderful?!) Love your blog--I just recently started blogging, come visit me sometime!!
And PLEASE enter me in your giveaway! Thank you!
Blessings,
Myrna

KSedlak said...

Wow, this is so beautiful. Not only was I born in the US of A, but I was born in July, so I am very fond of the red, white and blue.
I would love to be entered into your drawing.
Thank you
Karen

Dorthe said...

How beautifull a give away.I just found your blog via The Feathered Nest , and its now listed on my fawered blogs. Im a danish woman making mostly dolls .
Ihope you will enter me in the giveaway.
Thanks a lot Dorthe

dolls123 said...

Very nice

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Vintage Tea said...

What a wonderful piece of artwork!

I'd love to be entered into your giveaway!

Victoria x

TinyBear said...

Just found you blog. I just love your stuff. This piece is so lovely. Definitely going to follow your blog in the future too. Tina

Vanessa said...

Wow! Your artwork is amazing! Thank you for sharing!

Carole said...

What charming original artwork! Count me in on your giveway.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Dawn from The Feathered Nest sent me over and I was delighted to follow her excellent suggestion.

Lady Liberty is a beautiful piece of art work. You're a very creative lady.

Thank you for the opportunity to participate in your giveaway.

SweetAnnee said...

Oh Martha dear
enter me..I'll add this to
my blog..it's AWESOME..deena

linda said...

Only recently I have discovered mixed media art and oh am I hooked! The art for your giveaway is just beautiful!

Dana said...

Hello Martha
Dawn from the feathered nest sent me over. I LOVE This piece!! Every year we have a Big 4th of July party and of course we have to decorate. This would be perfect!
Very nice to meet you! Have a great Memorial weekend!

Lori said...

oh my goodness is this lovely!!! i just love things done up in a box, they always look so special and your wonderful work of art is no exception...i would be so thrilled to win this beauty:)

Lori said...

eeeeeeps!!! i should have told you to pop over and visit me, i am having a giveaway too!!!

Lisa said...

What a beautiful giveaway! I love it so much. It has a beautiful meaning. I will definitely mention your giveaway on my blog, so please enter me in the drawing twice!! So pretty!

Lisa R.

Sweet Old Vintage said...

I would be delighted to post your give-a-way. Have a wonderful weekend.

Sweet Repose said...

What a beautiful depiction of our grand old flag, me thinks it is becoming more precious as this world turns topsy-turvey...found you at Dawns...peace...
sharon

Primitive Seasons said...

Gorgeous work. So beautiful and dignified, fitting Memorial Day weekend. Would be honored if I won.

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

FleasKneesStudio.blogspot.com said...

How lovely! Please enter me in your giveaway because I love it the MOST! Beacuse my birthday is on July 4th, and so is my firstborn grandchild's! And because I have a son who flew F-15 fighter jets when he was in the Air Force. And mostly because I LOVE AMERICA!!! Really, just the inspiration was worth viewing, and NOW I have a new blog to visit in the future, thanks to The Feathered Nest blog. Thank you so much.

ZanyMayd said...

So Happy I was up & blogging this sunny morning.... I came from Deena "Pretty in Pink" Your Art work is Beautiful, so nice of You to have a Give Away, I am off to check your Etsy..... You Do Lovely Work~
Please enter Me
cheryl

The Feathered Nest said...

Martha, what a beautiful piece of artwork for you to offer for your giveaway!!! I love, love your work and would also love to be entered to win....and you know I just had to post about it!!! Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, xxoo, Dawn

Theresa said...

Count me in Martha... this piece is beautiful!!!

Hugs,
Theresa

seeryusfam@msn.com said...

Wow, seriously that is beautiful! I do love your blog...it's great! Thanks for the chance to win!

Storybook Woods said...

Wow, just beautiful. Please throw my name in the hat. Thank you Clarice

Fete et Fleur said...

Deena sent me over! I'm glad she did!! What beautiful goodies you make.

Nancy

Jessrose21 said...

This is a beautiful assemblage. I love the color palette and the subject. Thanks to Dawn for the heads up about your great giveaway!

Utah Grammie said...

WhooHoo! Another great site for me to feast my eyes upon! Thanks for sharing your work and your "eye-candy" with us all!
Colleen

claudia said...

I absolutely love this!!!! So beautiful. Please enter me in your drawing.
Claudia

Miss Jean said...

Oh, my goodness. I have to win!!!!! It is so beautiful, and being a military Mom, so perfect for my American home. I for sure mentioned it on my Memorial Day post. Stop by and say hi.

madrekarin said...

Beautiful!! Please add my name in the hat!
(I found you through The Feathered Nest as well. )

Nancy said...

Oh Martha...such a beautiful piece. So interesting...lovely detail.

I do love all things Americana...I would love to be entered.

Thanks for sharing
Hugs, Nancy

Lisa Kaus said...

love it! -sign me up-
Have a good weekend Martha.
xoxo
Lisa

Sandra Evertson said...

Truly a Gorgeous piece!
Sandra Evertson
P.S. I just adored the photos of Etta and Greta below! Thank you for sharing such Beauty!

Rhondi said...

What a fun giveaway. I'd love to win that. Please add my name to the list. Thanks and have agreat weekend.
Rhondi

ceekay said...

Please put my name in....it is beautiful and I love americana items. Have a wonderful Memorial weekend.

auntiesisy said...

ok this is hands down the best giveaway ever, such beautiful work your. Thanks so much and have a great weekened. kathy Hansen

My Vintage Studio said...

WOW! What a beautiful creation! Love the spirit! I heard about your blog give away on Deena's blog. She is just a great lady!
I would love to have my name entered in your give away. Thank you for sharing your stories.
Sharon
My Vintage Studio ~~ please come to me some time.

Terri B said...

The Lady is beautiful! What an exquisite piece. My home is decorated in Americana, year round, and I would love to put her in a place of honor on my sofa table. She would be loved and look marvelous! Love your blog also! Keep up the great work.
Terri B in Oregon

Terri B said...

Oh my word, she is beautiful! My home is decorated in Americana and this piece is just exquisite! I would love to have her in a place of honor in my home, year round, not just in July!!!

PS love your blog!
Terri B in Oregon

SEAL BEACH WARD FAMILIES said...

Love it. I have a red, white and blue room. It would be perfect.

Charmingdesigns said...

Oh yes! Please enter me!! Laurie

KateB said...

Absolutely gorgeous and since I was born in July too, it would be perfect for my craftroom...mentioned on my blog here at www.kateblue(dot)blogspot(dot)com

Kate

vikki said...

love your collage. i keep some americana out year around. saw your blog mentioned by dawn. she is the sweetest of sweet. keep up the wonderful creations! blessings and hugs, vikki

Vickie said...

Very nice. I love it. Dawn from from Feathered Nest is right, it's very pretty. Please enter me in your give away.

Bebe said...

Hi Martha,

Just found your blog through Dawn's(the feathered nest), and I have to say that I am so impressed with your beautiful Miss Liberty! This is so wonderful for the Memorial Day weekend!! I'd love to be entered in your contest!

Smiles, Bebe :)

diva.z said...

Love the patriotic theme, you are oh so talented! Love your blog, Ive added you to my favorites! Please enter me in your giveaway, thank you so much! Zori

Swampgirl said...

I really love it....but if I won it, I'd have to give it to my Mom since her birthday is the 5th of July! Thanks, Lynn

Abbie said...

Oh! It is just lovely! count me in!
Happy Giveaway! Good luck everyone!
xoxo~
Abbie

FourSistersInACottage said...

WOW!!! What talent you have....A BEAUTIFUL WORK OF ART!!!
Deena mentioned your giveaway and that is how I found you.
Please enter me in your giveaway and if you don't mind, can I add you to my favorite blog to read???
Please let me know.
Thanks for the FUN giveaway.
Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

ltthings said...

So lovely , I just love Lady Liberty ! Your work is amazing! I found you via Deena @ Pretty In Pink! Now Iam headed over to my blog to post your giveaway !!
Have a blessed weekend !

Katie said...

Amazing piece -- would love you to put my name into the drawing. Found you via -- oh, I don't even know how! -- but I'll visit often. Quite inspiring and touching.

Sheila R said...

Love your beautiful piece of artwork and would love to be entered into your drawing. I found your blog through The Feathered Nest. I will be back.

emily said...

loving your blog! Please enter me in your giveaway!

victorianpetals.com

meleen dupré said...

love "miss liberty"!!! all three of my kids are july babies, and the youngest was born on july 5th, so she says the fireworks on the 4th are the kickoff for her birthday!!!

meleen
http://passionatedetails.typepad.com

The Other Side of Me said...

This is such a beautiful piece. I love the patriotic theme. What a wonderful piece to display in any home! I love it. Please enter me in your draw to win it!

Tammy

NanaKaren said...

How neat is this?!!! And, patriotic at that....love it! I read about your giveaway at Sweet Annee's site (Deena). I'll post about your give-away at my site too.

sparrow said...

i love old flags! this turned out beautiful! i love it!

Miss Sandy said...

Hi Martha, Miss Sandy here, I came by way of The Feathered Nest, Dawn told us about your wonderful give away and your blog. I'd love to be entered in for a chance to win your lovely and patriotic assemblage. I'm off to read more of your blog.

Kay said...

How cute!! I love it. Just found your blog, I'll be back.

quiltmom said...

HI Martha,
IT seems that Dawn has sent many of us to you- the give away is a lovely idea - I don't have a blog but I do enjoy visiting others . I hope you are having a wonderful Memorial Day. My grandfather was born in Iowa and I still have second cousins who live in the mid west.
Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,
Anna

Rae said...

Let freedom ring! Please enter my name into your giveaway! Many thanks!

Sandy said...

You have a beautiful blog and your creation for the give-away is gorgeous girl!Have a great week!
I'm off to check out your etsy:)
Sandy

Brenna said...

Please enter me! I found you on Deena's blog and love this American beauty!

Jann said...

Good Luck with your very first giveaway! "Miss Liberty" is just beautiful--your hard work and all the time you put into creating it will truly mean something extra special to the person who receives it. ~Jann

GardenGoose said...

very pretty artwork. would love the opportunity to enter the drawing. found you through Dawn's blog

KJ said...

I found out about this Giveaway through "The Little Things" and am I glad that I did! This is so unique and beautiful. Very nice work!

Happy FIRST GIVEAWAY!!! And, please include this California girl.

Also, I am participating in the Cottage Charm Giveaway, so stop by and enter mine, too!

Hugs, KJ

KJ said...

P.S. I brought attention to your Giveaway on my blog, and linked to it in my top right sidebar.

Sally L. Smith said...

Hi, Martha. I'd love to mention you in my blog. I'll use your picture as my feature for today; check it out. I'd love to be entered in your drawing. I've found another interesting and beautiful site to visit.
Sally

IsabellaCloset said...

Martha, Your "Miss Liberty" is just GORGEOUS! What a wonderful give-a-way.
Hope you have a safe & fun Memorial day ~Mary~

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Throw my name in the hat. What a fun creation!

Have a blessed day~

Dolly said...

What a beautiful give away!
Your creations are amazing!
I would love to win!

Keeping my fingers crossed!

Hugz, Dolly

misselaineous said...

Happy Memorial Day...found your blog on Deena's "Pretty in Pink"...love what you made even better that you're doing a give away for such a neat piece of art! *elaine*

LW said...

This is a beautiful give-away....

I came over from "can I be Pretty in pink"..

wonderful blog..

Louise

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Hello Martha,

This is a beautifully touching peace of art. Long may she wave!

Stop on by my blog as I am having a give away as well.

fated follies studio said...

this is lovely martha! you did an excellent job. i'm sure anyone would love to win it.

jenny

Jamie said...

I LOVE Americana! This is so wonderful. Sign me up for the giveaway. Jamie V in MT
http://rem-nants.blogspot.com

Mary Isabella said...

Awesome creation!! Please enter me...My e-mail is mikeboisseau@bellsouth.net and my blog is Daisy Bouquet....Mary

Maison Douce said...

Martha, please include me in your giveaway!! Hope to see you soon!
Isabel

Needled Mom said...

What a wonderful giveaway. Please count me in too.

Charmingdesigns said...

Hi Martha. I think you would have really enjoyed the class! It will be awhile, but she will be back. She is going to be in Farm Chicks. Did you go to the Barn Sale in Wash>?? Laurie

Beth Leintz said...

Miss Liberty is just wonderful- she has me just a bit entranced- you do beautiful work!

Best, Beth (from Olathe)

e said...

How nice!!
Thank you,
Tamara

Edgar and Edgar said...

What a wonderful blog!!! I just found you.

Kimberlee

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

My sweet friend, Deena, sent me your way and I have to tell you that I LOVE this! So gorgeous! I'd be honored to win and display this in my home.

xo
Becky

Daisys Little Cottage said...

Beautiful and moving Martha. Please count me in on your giveaway.
hugs,
Darly

The Urban Chic said...

Martha, I came her via Deenas blog Can I be pretty in Pink. She is such a sweet person and you are also for giving away such a beautiful box. I love anything to do with America and would love to enter your giveaway. Your blog is beautiful and the things you make are inspiring. Many Blessings, Pat

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

What a beautiful work of art! I'd love to win this.

Carol said...

What a charming patriotic piece. I absolutely love anything Red White and Blue. My second daughter is a Fourth of July baby, so we are patriotic all year long at our house.

Smiles,

Carol Casey

Jamie said...

Oh, I mentioned this on my blog! Please enter my name twice~ Jamie
http://rem-nants.blogspot.com

TattingChic said...

I so want in on this chance!!!! It has tatting on it. I LOVE tatting. What a beautiful gift. Thank you so much for the chance to win something so adorable!!

Cyndi Evans said...

I heard about you from a friend of mine Karen Miller! You have a wonderful blog. Enter me for the Vintage Trifles Giveaway! I am writing to you at 11:23pm EST. Cyndi Evans

Martha Kohley said...

Thank you all for participating! My giveaway is over and I will be compiling all your names to draw from. I am overwhelmed by your response and sweet, kind comments! I'll be posting the winner in the morning. Martha

Sarah said...

This is GREAT! I would love to see if you could make me one of these! how much??? It is wonderful!
Sarah
http://vintagelily.typepad.com/

Recycled Rita said...

This is so pretty! I am going to have to start visiting your cute blog more often! Please enter me in the giveaway! karen
recycledrita.blogspot.com

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