No, I didn't magically lose a bunch of weight overnight, even though I've been praying for that to happen for, like, FOREVER. Nor did my husband get a job, nor did we win the lottery.
So what, you ask, am I so freaking excited about?
200 FOLLOWERS FOR LIL OLE MOI!
I saw several new faces under the Bloggy Friends banner when I opened up my blog this a.m. (yes, I finally got my poor attack-prone computer back) and wondered, hmm, just where did THEY come from? Then I noticed that my bud Linda at A La Carte was announcing a giveaway (whoopee! free stuff!) and hopped over to her blog and wouldn't ya know, she was telling her five and a half billion followers that she'd gotten flamingos from ZootSuitMama and had won a giveaway and also that I'd sent her a little giftie. How sweet is this girl, huh? She says thank you and everthang!!! Anyway, I suspect my new BFFs came over from her direction. Welcome, one and all!
Those new faces brought me up to exactly 200 followers, so guess what? Of course you know--IT'S GIVEAWAY TIME IN VINTAGECHRISTINELAND! Here's what I'm thinking about as a giveaway prize:
A signed Sascha Brastoff ashtray! Before you say, oh yuck, I don't want an ashtray, let me assure you that (1) it's never been used for its original purpose, and (2) read this about Sascha.
But just in case I still can't persuade you to enter the giveaway for an absolutely FREE piece of mid-century collectibility, I'm also going to offer this:
A beautiful blue hobnail opalescent Fenton vase. It does have a flaw--there's a little crack, not real noticeable and it's inside the glass but it displays beautifully and if you don't point it out NO ONE WILL NOTICE. Plus it's free for pete's sake. (That was probably rude. Sorry.)
You can enter for either one, or for both. I'm not actively trolling for followers but you do need to be one to enter your name. Giveaway will close on Wednesday, March 16 and I really truly do intend to announce the winners the next day. I expect to add a few more goodies to the pot (surprise!) so go ahead, leave me a comment telling me what you want and maybe you'll be a lucky ducky weener.
Good luck, my friends!