Sewing, Chili, and a Giveaway!

Friday, April 23, 2010


Giveaway!, originally uploaded by jenib320.
I thought since I've been having such good luck finding vintage fabrics and things lately, it was only fair to share! So I'd like to kick off my first giveaway! For a chance to win this collection of vintage patterns, fabrics, and notions please leave a comment on this post! Tell mw about your favorite thrifting find or what you dream of finding :) I will pick a random winner Wednesday morning! The giveaway will be open until Tuesday, April 27th @ 10:00 PM EST! Good luck!


Sneak Peek for Ingrid!, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Finished up the potholders for the 2010 Great Potholder Swap!


Cincinatti Chili, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Love having Cincinatti Chili to eat on during the week!

31 comments :

  1. I have always wanted to find a print that my grandmother had. It was a sheet set on the guest bed I used to sleep in. I can't explain the pattern, but it had every color of the rainbow in it. Oh and your chili looks yummy!

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  2. I dream of finding a vintage treadle sewing machine in working order. Always on the look out for one.

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  3. I want to find more Catherine Holm!

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  4. Oh my favourite thrifting find I just had yesterday. A box filled with diffrent shades of lovely green, blue, red, yellow,... embroidery floss!I am so happy!
    Thanks for the great give away.Would be fun to win.
    Hugs Martina

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  5. My favorite thrifting find was a long time ago, it was finding a black/charcoal snowflake pyrex oval casserole dish at the local Goodwill store. I think that's the only time I've ever found one locally; the rest of mine (I started collecting them after that) I think I got on eBay. More recently I was pleased to find a couple of milk glass mixing bowls that appeared to be of the sort that my Mom likes, so I got them for her. (Dunno what kind they are specifically; I did not check *scuffle*)

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  6. I grew up thrifting with my father, and I remember one of my favorite finds was this lovely old china teacup with blue and pink flowers. It is so delicate and beautiful, it makes me so happy.

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  7. My favorite thing about thrifting is that when I go and I find something I go home and feel like I've rescued something. Like that whatever it is I found has been lonely since everyone has forgotten about it and I came in and rescued it and brought it home to be friends with my other thrifted finds! I think my dream find would be.... hmmm... a Gunne Sax dress that's just my size!! Or a cat-shaped/themed teapot. I love those!

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  8. I am not much of a thrifter .. I just drool over other peoples finds. I do love going to auctions though. The best find ever from an auction was a hand painted picture of our house! We live in a century home in a farming community, and a local artist did a series of century homes, one of which was ours!!! It now hangs in our dining room.

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  9. Hey there! Last year I scored a late 1950's Singer Model 201K in full working order. Although, strictly speaking, that was not a thrifty find - I merely rescued it from a friend before she donated it elsewhere. Is that really bad?! Do you think I ruined somebody elses thrifting fun?! Oh, I don't care! I love her and she sews better than my modern machine! Just goes to show you huh?! Fingers crossed for the giveaway - that top fabric is SO CUTE!!!!

    M xxx

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  10. I found I blue rubber elephant it is the size of a medium dog! hahaha I love it with all my heart.
    look! [http://www.flickr.com/photos/escuishi/2988389742/]

    Thanks for the giveaway,
    I will post about it!
    http://hello-my-little-world.blogspot.com/

    escuishi (at)hotmail.com

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  11. oh Jeni those potholders are going to look fabuluos in my kitchen:-)
    I actually found two of my fav finds today, two gorgeous old hand embroidered tablecloths and only paid 4 dollars each:-)im in heaven!
    I would love a chance to win your giveaway,so much yummy stuff:-)

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  12. i love finding old white mccoy,hull,usa etc... planters,vintage tablecloths,interesting boxes,i recently found a pair of keens for 4.99!!!!! of course pyrex or fire king-i is getting a little harder to find.
    fabricfriendtara.blogspot.com

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  13. I would love to find an antique embroidery floss chest. I just found your blog and enjoy it. I would love to have a chance at your giveaway. Thanks!
    gripentrog@tds.net

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  14. I love your blog it's really interesting to see all the nice things you find! I didn't know about all those pyrex stuff but following your blog had me dreaming of pyrex for myself! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  15. I've been enjoying your blog. My best thrift store find was a Cathrineholm spice rack in the original packaging. I love it. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. I would love to find some of those beautiful floral vintage sheets and fabric that you have found and I love to find vintage barbies, too.oh, and a vintage aqua typewriter. Mostly, though, I like to go and look just to find any treasure or something that reminds me of my childhood.

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  17. I just recently found your blog. I have found a lot of really cool things thrifting - it's hard to pick a favorite. So I will go with most recent. Last week I came across a bag of 32 vintage (mostly 60s) patterns for $4.50!

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  18. On Friday, I found a Tilley's Endurables skirt, size 18 (I'm a 12 -- I bought it for the fabric) made of Liberty of London fabric. I'm pretty sure it had never been worn. The skirt sells new for $149 here in Canada and I'd estimate it has about Cdn $60 worth of Liberty fabric. For $8 at Value Village. At the same time, my fiance found a vintage Swiss fondue set that retails at about $160. I think we did pretty good ....
    Sarah (miss_sarah_e_brown(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  19. I would love to find this Pyrex covered dish: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenib/4421209878. I've admired it ever since I first saw it in the Pyrex Love Flickr pool.

    Thank you for the chance to win so many fun goodies,
    Bree // flickr.com/breeleed

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  20. It's so hard for me to pick a favourite thrift find! It might be my Pink Stems pyrex, but I have found so many great things. I think my biggest thrifting dream right now would be the Blowing Leaves Pyrex dish.

    LOVE these vintage goodies!!

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  21. My favorite thrifting finds always involve fabrics..especially ikea prints! 1970's floral prints are hard to resist too!

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  22. Such a wonderful little package you're giving away. I dream of finding an old charm quilt, or a vintage dress form... Ambitious dreams, especially considering the places I thrift! But you gotta dream...

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  23. I dream of finding some Thonet chairs, or a Kitchenaid mixer. I know, I dream big!

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  24. Oops! My post is up above.

    Tiffany724@hotmail.com

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  25. Yay! Found you just on time! :) I dream of finding buttons and vintage trims.

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  26. I love getting thrifting inspiration from your blog! My recent finds were my first Catherinholm dish, and now I'm dreaming of finding more!
    Thanks for a fun giveaway!

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  27. I dream of finding an old vintage cane blue and white circular chair and some lovely vintage patterns :)

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  28. Hi Jeni! I would really like to find more Pyrex (esp. in the Friendship pattern)! On of the best finds I've had was a huge stash of vintage silk thread. The colors are so vibrant and beautiful, I do not use them, they are tucked away until I can find the proper container to display them in. Great giveaway, thanks for sharing :) By the way, I looked up "Cincinnati Chili" I had no idea how diffrent it is from what I am used to, but boy does it look yummy! I will have to try this. Do you eat it with spaghetti noodles or rice?

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  29. You have so much energy! Thrifting,cooking,quilting...My fave thrifting find is my pink Pyrex 502 with lid for 99 cents. But just I write this I can think of dozens of fave thrifting finds! :)

    I hope I enter the giveaway because I'm in Canada...

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  30. What a great giveaway! And one of the benefits of entering late is that I got to read through everyone's thrifting stories first! I only started thrifting in a serious way in the last year, motivated by a love of vintage dishes and fabric, and the fact that my sister is going to give homemade canned goods as favours at her wedding, and needs cheap jars. :)

    By far my favourite find is a bowl and plate designed by Stig Lindberg (here)...I got the pair for a grand total of one dollar!!

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