Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Are Ya Ready Fa Dis?

Even though I have a huge shed crammed to the rafters with STUFF that I should be selling or giving to the thefts excuse me THRIFTS or even just handing it over to someone else who loves what I love, nope-a doodle, not me.  To celebrate my 100th post which was yesterday, I'm going to award one lucky Follower of VintageChristine ONE HUNDRED BUCKS IN eBAY GIFT CERTIFICATES!!!  OMG, Miz 1950's Ranch has just fallen over in a dead faint due to the fact that her post today was about how much money she just blew on eBay (albeit on great deals).

I've been saving up change like forever and decided that now was a good time to take it to the bank and do something worthwhile with it.  And what could be more worthwhile than giving someone a chance to buy the item of their dreams on eBay??  Or at least make a down payment on it if you've been dreaming about a '57 Chevy or a Barbie #1 (both of which cost about the same, I think).

So, all you have to do is leave me a comment telling me what you think you might want to buy on eBay with your shiny new $100 gift card (don't get your heart set on something in an auction that's going to end soon because the giveaway doesn't end until next week).  If you're a VintageChristine Follower then you get entered twice.  If you mention the giveaway on your blog, well, thanks a whole bunch.  With today's addition of a really cute graphic artist from Spain I reached 125 Followers which of course makes me feel all loved and shit.

And because I'm feelin' the love (and because Cowboy Bill hasn't shot me yet) I'm going to give one other lucky VintageChristine Follower a $50 eBay gift card!  NOW who just fell over???

Just remember that if you win one of the gift cards you have to be registered in PayPal--I didn't know that until after I'd already ordered them and read the fine print, but really, PayPal is the safest way to go these days.  I was able to design the cards myself so once you use them you can frame them and gaze at them lovingly each and every day, thinking of me and how wonderful (and humble) I am.

Yeah, that just made me throw up just a little, too.

Your opportunity to enter will last until next Tuesday, July 20.  Good luck!

56 comments:

  1. You know I love you.

    You know I care.

    You know I desperately need that gift cert to buy crap. There is an art glass bottle that I'm waiting to be relisted - it didn't sell the last time because she wanted too damn much for it, but THAT's what I'd buy.

    Although I am saddened that you have WAY more followers than I, I do think you are wonderful, sexy and delicious (oh wait, this isn't the Penthouse Forum...) Anyway, pick me biatch.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    Barbara

    PS: Posting on my blog AND I'm a loyal follower.

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  2. WOW. Way to go!
    if I had a ebay gift card I would buy a pair of matching multi-tier fiberglass lampshades for my bedroom lamps that are currently bare!
    Love your blog!

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  3. Oh my goodness, what a great giveaway! There are a few lithographs I've been drooling over...or maybe a vintage CYRK poster...or perhaps some of those antique bookplates I've been eying...I think you get the idea!

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  4. Whoohoo!!! I love a chance to win something - anything - but this sure is a fabulous prize! You know what I would probably use my gift card for, if I were lucky enough to win, is 1960's and 70's Seventeen magazines. I absolutely LOVE 'em!!
    Thank you so much for offering the chance to win such a great gift, and congratulations on your 100 posts!!

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  5. Holy smokes I just fell over!! Yikes and I did spend a bit MUCH in the last couple days on eBay lol... coughtheregoesmyretirementcough

    And even though I always have at least 3 pages of "potential goodies" in my "watching" list, there is this DROOL WORTHY Sputnik lamp just calling my name every day I open that "watch" list!

    If not that, I have 3 pages of goodies I contemplate and stroke with my eyes all the time lol...

    Wow Christine, congrats and this really is an amazingly generous thing for you to do!

    Will feature this on my blog, I'm a follower and all that good stuff.

    This is the most kick-ass giveaway I have ever seen! =D

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  6. Yippee! That is some giveaway. I NEED that gift certificate because my husband has me on an austerity program & I have to hide all my packages as it is. I would probably but something with a Pug on it since I have a Pug and I love silly dog stuff.
    Thanks,
    Colleen

    PS I am jealous of all of your followers! I have 62... that feels more like my age.

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  7. Wow. That is so generous.

    If I win the gift card I am going to buy one of the vintage Jeans on ebay. Maybe Jordache...Maybe Sergio Valente...Maybe Sasoon (Oh LA La)

    But the real win will be the wall art, as suggested, that features the used gift card!!!

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  8. What would I buy? Probably something silly like Christmas prezzies for my son or grandson. nad maybe alittle something for myself like fabric or patterns....

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  9. *picking self up offa da floor* WHOAH! Maybe I shoulda stayed down there so I could grovel at your feet....LOL!

    If..just by luck or bribes (I have the Zuit Suit Mama poodle pal to your frenchie bookends)...I get chosen as the big wiener..I mean winner...

    I would totally buy a bumper for my 'Ol Rusty and Trusty Dodge Dart wagon. She has a funny lookin "face" without one, kinda like an over bite! I'd love to get her a bumper and that would be a sweet down payment on a re-chromed one! --Of course, I'd HEART you forever--

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  10. I need that gift card bad! You see, I need to buy a crutch for my young son Tiny Tim so he can hobble out to watch the other children play. Will you be our Scrooge? Please? We need you Scrooge-tine. Come on, have a heart.

    Ah forget Tiny Tim...let him crawl. I need me another starburst clock, and I need it bad.

    Oops, do you think she heard that?

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  11. Wow you weren't kidding when you said it was a great giveaway! Well if I won I would buy a bargain 50s lamp from ebay, I see loads I love but then shipping to the UK is always $50 or something crazy even if the lamp is only $25! So that's what I would get!!

    Great to see your blog, another great blog to follow!!

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  12. Woohoo, vintage girl...

    On Ebay with 50 or 100 ducks, I'd buy a vintage 50's chiffon dress with circle skirt and flowers on the fabric. Or I'd plunk down for a pake muu. Oh the mind reels.
    You are so generous, woman! Good on you and I hope someday to be equally generous!

    Inspired by thee,
    Dar-

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  13. I would add to my new collection of vintage Boston Terrier items!

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  14. Whoa mama! Would that rock! :)

    Congrats on your 125 followers! I'll go figure out this following thing right now and follow.

    If I were to win, I would search eBay for and finally purchase a vintage aqua dish drainer and stove mat for my kitchen - without getting outbid..for once. :)

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  15. Wow, what an amazingly generous giveaway! I wish I was that generous, but I'm not. What would I buy if I was lucky enough to win? Girl, I've got a list of stuff that I keep by the computer. Stuff I would like to have one day. That list includes pottery, patriotic stuff, vintage Halloween stuff, a Wizard of Oz pop-up book, a Smokey the Bear, a yellow metal picnic basket and lots more. A would stretch that card like a rubber band. Honey, I've got my fingers, toes and everything else that I can possibly cross, crossed in hopes of winning! Oh, and I'm a follower!

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  16. Holy cats what a great giveaway! If I won I would buy my husband something for our 1st year anniversary. I am a grad student (double Masters even) and he has been supporting me in school, even before we got married.

    One thing we have been wanting to do for a while is go on vintage picnics, but we don't have a cooler. This would be a great chance to find a nifty vintage cooler from the 40s or 50s, and then find him a checkered short set to wear when we go if we have anything left over.

    Wow, the possibilities are endless...

    I am also a follower ;)

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  17. Thee best giveaway EVER!!
    I just finally moved into my first house and been decorating it with alley way, thrift store, and swapmeet finds from the mid century all I need which I been hunting for high and low is a great atomic starburst clock to make my home complete...a gift card from ebay would be oh so fabulous intomaking that dream come true.

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  18. Wow! Congratulations! Hmm...what would I get...I'm not sure! Vintage furniture? Maybe! A new digital camera to give better photos for my blog? Maybe! Oh, this is hard! I'm definitely leaning towards finding an awesome piece of furniture though. Maybe a great shadowbox...oh, now you've got me going! BTW - I'm a follower!

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  19. So many posts! Asa newb blogger that amount of posting blows my mind, in a good way.
    If I was the lucky winner of one of the gift cards I would put it towards an amazing vintage lamp for our soon to be living room. We are trying to buy our first home and although we have found some lovely vintage furniture, we have absolutely no lamps at all!Congrats on the blogaversary and good luck to all the other entrants!

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  20. Well Bless Your Vintage Heart! That is one fabulous giveaway! I am impressed not only with your generosity but with you fabulous taste!(oh crap I can't keep kissin up like this) Hey girl, best giveaway ever! What would I buy? OMG I would love some vintage items for my kitchen to start and then some cool and neat pillows for my bedroom and then....well you get the idea. I would be like Carol and get the most for my $$. You know I am a follower!! Congrats on 125 followers! OK, I'm going to start a list and visit ebay again and again! Sigh....Love ya girl!

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  21. Wow, what a giveaway and I just found you a few days ago from Magpie Ethel (Laurie)!!! What I'd buy on Ebay.. oh gosh I don't know off hand. Some sort of vintage crapola that I already have too much of but would like more of and am sure that I'd die without it. No. That's not what you want to hear. How about this? Something lovely that would make my life complete. I LOVE Ebay. Spending the gifty wouldn't be a struggle at all. Nope. Not at all. - ;o) Kathy

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  22. When she says 'giveaway', she means business! You KNOW what would be on my ebay shopping list - I have yet to own a vintage VERA dress - but I'm sure that gift card would have me stylin' nicely!!!

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  23. OMG! We just bought our first home so honey I would want to buy curtains and lamps. Definitely curtains. Living in apartments all my life Ive never had so many windows!

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  24. Well, since I am gaga over anything Poppytrail, I NEED that ebay bucks to accumulate more of the precious goods I consider so necessary to my insanity, er, I mean, well being. More California Ivy dinner plates, a Sculptured Grape sugar bowl, oh, and a maybe cute little vintage apron the Lady herself would be Gaga over. I'm obviously a follower, heck I practically follow you to vintage mecca. (So, did I suck up enough?)

    Liz

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  25. ooooh boy! if i had an ebay card i would snatch up a lou shabner framed print that i have been looking for for years. years! it was finally listed last week and it is screaming at me to overdraw my sad little student bank account. with the remaining $30 i'd buy myself a vintage bright pink mod mini dress with a bow on it for my 23rd birthday party. a girl can dream!
    ps: and i follow vintagechristine! doubling my hopes up!

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  26. Glad Bill hasn't gone bonkers and fired at you as he waits for Billie!

    100 Ebay buckaroos huh? That could buy alot of spun heads...
    I'd probably splurge on something - maybe a piece of advertising art - I have a big empty wall space and the other day my dad commented on the empty void....he said a framed matador would be nice there...don't know where the heck he came up with a matador! Crossing my fingers.

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  27. I might use the card to buy another gift card ... or I migt use it to buy some of the teak stuff I'm going to show on my blog later today.

    You're generous!

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  28. Well.... you are incredibly funny for starters. I may have to come back even if I don't win the eBay gift card.
    I'm not sure what I would bid on but every time I go and look I find something that I want. Maybe there will be a REAL McCoy wall pocket waiting for me
    Do you know that Mid Century Madam is threatening folks over this? Just a heads up.... Ha! She can't scare me, but
    don't tell her I left a comment..., don't tell here where I live.

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  29. Wowie ZOwie. You are tooo generous! What to buy, what to buy???? Hmmm. I might spring for that elusive RED picnic basket that I lust after. Or a big lot of vintage birthday candles. Or some other silly frivilous item that I do not need but WANT. What fun! Thanks V.Christine

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  30. Oh girl, you are setting a precedent! How we gonna keep up with you??? oh, wow! Why, I would just hafta stock up on future give a ways! And if ya believe that?? I've got a Bridge in Brooklyn to sell ya! I am a follower, and will post on my blog. I think I would have to find a little something for my trailer on Ebay. Do they sell trailer parts? Zootsuitmama

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  31. Congrats, how fabulous! Hmm, what would I buy? I'd probably get some sort of vintage item for my upcoming wedding or a prop to use for our 1950's engagement shoot.

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  32. how thoughtful of you this is! i know EXACTLY what my ebay money would go towards: i have been searching high and low for a vintage toy called a nauga monster. they are virtually impossible to find, although they do pop up on ebay from time to time. the prize money would just about cover the cost of the elusive nauga, which would make me cry tears of absolute JOY!

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  33. Oh Chris!

    What a giveaway!
    Ya know, iv kinda been "off" of ebay since the 'Stack-o-matic' disaster... but Right now im hot and heavy, and HELL BENT on getting a set of Pryrex fridge dishes, and a set of the 4 mixing bowls for the Casablanca! Vintage bar stuff maybe?! ( My friend from Kansas and I built a stage/ place for a bar in the gravel pit this week) GASP! MOVIES?! Start up the 'Chris Pantry' section of the Flamingo's video collection?! Haha Ideas = ENDLESS! and Hurrah for 100 posts!

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  34. This is the best giveaway ever!!! Yay! If I was the lucky winner of a gift card, I would buy something vintage and atomic for my new 1954 cottage that we move into in 18 days! We need a lot of stuff as it is our first home. I would really like a vintage pink shower curtain, some barkcoth curtains, or new kitchen curtains. I also want a whole livingroom full of Hey-wake, so, yeah, there is a lot of stuff I would gladly spend my money on! ha ha ha. I am one of your followers, so I get two entries! Yippy! Thats a little closer to winning!

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  35. Holy Smokes!

    Well, if I win - I really would LOVE to purchase a sweet little aluminum Christmas tree with color wheel for this Christmas...but as we all know, they get a little pricey.

    I'd also like a couple more lamps (matching ones for in the bedroom), and perhaps some men's shirts/jackets for my hunny. Have to be fair here.

    Not like I couldn't list a bazillion more things.....oh, Ebay dreams! Great giveaway!

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  36. WooHoo - great giveaway! I just followed, and I would buy the LM Montgomery journals that I need to complete my collection. *fingers crossed*

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  37. Wow! You sure are super generous. I would *try* to buy a funky vintage 50s lamp that I have been searching and searching and searching for........Maybe now is the time??? Thanks so much for the chance!

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  38. Great giveaway! I'm not sure what I would buy. So many items on my wish list. Probably something mid century and Danish.

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  39. John ( Fiesta Boy)July 14, 2010 at 6:38 PM

    Wow what a nice gesture...I would probably buy some more Vernon ware organdie pattern dishes or a few more Souvenir Flip Calendars.

    Thanks!!

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  40. I've been trolling eBay lately and I would get vintage stationery and stamps since I write a lot of letters. What a generous giveaway and a clever title for your blog.

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  41. I would totally by these amazing owl fairy lamps. They're great, I have one I bought at the worlds longest yardsale and now I ALWAY drool over them on ebay. I want/need a tiny glass owl population in my house!!

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  42. Congrats on 100 posts! I don't know if I will ever get there. *lol*
    And what a cool idea with the E-bay gift cards I never even knew there was such a thing. I think I will put that on my Christmas want list.. Did I just bring up Christmas in JULY?? =/

    If I won I would purchase either vintage lamps (which I AM NOT TOO SURE ABOUT now with 1950's ranch horror stories.. Maybe dresses would be a better idea.. OHHH dear I just don't know. There is just too much to choose from.)

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  43. I would buy a lamp to feed my lamp addiction. Or, Franciscan Starburst dinnerware.

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  44. I almost did fall over!!!If I had that money I would get buy myself something pretty to wear for my anniversary and knock my husbands socks off!Maybe I would buy him some socks too!Ha! Thanks,you really are a doll! Take care and have a nice week.
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

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  45. I just followed you too! What a neat giveaway! I would love a new lamp and some new records!

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  46. We are on the hunt for the makins' of a vintage Nutone Food Prep in-counter system for our tiki bar in the basement rompus room! Who wouldn't want a free pass to buy more stuff on Ebay, right!?

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  47. My jaw is on the floor! What a fantastic giveaway!
    I've been drooling over everyone's starburst patterned dishes and would love some myself!

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  48. congrats..lovely give away hun..I would buy some vintage dresses I been after for so long.

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  49. btw..I been a follower and just posted on my blog.
    http://doradadama.blogspot.com/2010/07/another-grand-give-away.html

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  50. I am a follower and there are so many things I'd love to buy on ebay, but I think right now a vintage breadbox, something red and white with cherries on it I think. It would be so cheerful. Thanks for the chance at a giveaway. I love giveaways.

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  51. i would get myself sundress or something.not sure.never spent that much money on ebay (yet)...=)

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  52. Since the "economic downturn," I don't have money for my bride doll passion. So I would definitely buy a bride doll. So please put my name in the pot!!

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  53. What a great giveaway. Naturally, being a vintage girl I always have my eye out for a 1950's floral needlepoint bag, 15 inches x 11 inches - enough to hold a vintage gal's essentials of compact, red lipstick and glossy ebay gift card! (and will go perfectly with my 50's Lilli Ann suit)
    A beautiful ebay gift card will also save me from suffering the cruel Australian-US dollar exchange rate too! Thank you Vintage Christine!

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  54. Awesome! What would I buy? Shoes shoes shoes shoes shoes shoes and more shoes. OK, make that some shoes. ;)

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  55. hi; I'm a follower and I would use the gift cert. to buy vintage tooled leather bags. I do love them and I want something that'd last a good long while to remind me of winning

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