Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Village Boutique Giveaway!!

That's right -- it's time for an AWESOME giveaway today!  Have you've all been chomping at the bit since my teaser yesterday in excited anticipation!?! :)

Okay - well you know already all about Village Boutique (and if you don't, you can read all about it here) and how amazing their jewelry is.  And now they are my wonderful sponsors, too!

Today she's been SO generous, and offered to give one of you a fantastic silverware bracelet!  AAAAH!  Are you SO excited!?!  I'm so excited for you!  I LOVE this jewelery!  It's completely unique and amazing! 

Here's what's up for the winning:  An Alhambra pattern, discontinued in 1907.  The width of this is 5/8" - and she will make another one identical to this so that it fits the winner.



And do you remember her blog I told you about yesterday that has interesting facts about each year of her spoon jewelry?  Well she shared with me some interesting facts about these spoons, too:

The average life expectancy in the U.S. was 47 years old


Only 14 percent of the homes in the U.S. had a bathtub


Only 8% of the homes in the U.S. had a telephone


A 3 minute call from Denver to New York City cost $11.00


There were only 8,000 cars in the U.S., and only 144 miles of paved roads


The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph


Most women only washed their hair once a month; and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo


More than 95% of all births in the U.S. took place at home


The average wage in the U.S. was 22 cents per hour


The population of Las Vegas, Nevada was only 30!
Alabama, Mississippi, Iowa, and Tennessee were each more heavily populated than California
Hershey milk-chocolate Kisses are introduced by Hershey Chocolate Co. to compete with Buds, sold by a Lititz, Pa., candy maker since 1893 (by the time that blue-and-white paper streamers are added in 1921 Hershey will be turning out millions of Kisses per day)
And these spoons were there through all of it!

Aren't those cool facts!?!

SO, here's the deets on this week's fantastic giveaway:

WHAT:   
An Alhambra pattern, discontinued in 1907.  The width of this is 5/8" - and she will make another one identical to this so that it fits the winner

UNTIL WHEN:   
Giveaway is open until 9/7/2010 at Midnight

HOW: 
1.  For your first entry, visit Village Boutique and tell me what your favorite bracelet is
2.  For your second entry become a follower -- and make sure to leave a comment telling me that you are!
3.  And for an extra entry, leave a comment telling me what your favorite fact was :)



A HUGE thanks to Village Boutique for this beautiful giveaway!



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Christina said...

Woah! How fun is this give-away?! I went on her website and I love the "Spring Bouquet" bracelet...but it was so hard to choose!

Christina said...

Also...I'm a very happy follower :)

Christina said...

Favorite fact...Only 14 percent of the homes in the U.S. had a bathtub?! CRAZY! It's the little things I take for granted :)

michelle said...

I love the chunky poppy bracelet, gorgeous!!!!

michelle said...

Favorite fact - More than 95% of all births in the U.S. took place at home. I am not that brave! :)

michelle said...

I am a follower and love it!

The Couser's said...

How neat! IT's so hard to pick just one. The love precious bracelet is gorgeous!

The Couser's said...

Long time follower here!

The Couser's said...

Favorite Fact - in 1925 First motel opens in California for $2.50 a night. wow!

Jessica said...

My favorite item is the Minerva Chunky Spoon Bracelet. How cute!!

Jessica said...

I am a new follower and excited to continue to see the cool things you come up with!

Jessica said...

My favorite fact was...
There were only 8,000 cars in the U.S., and only 144 miles of paved roads
That is so amazing! I wonder how many miles of roads there are now in 2010????

Tanya said...

Tough giveaway! I had a hard time choosing a favourite, but came up with Love Precious Flower Spoon Bracelet Vintage Silverware Jewelry. So pretty!

Tanya said...

Follower!

Tanya said...

Fave fact: definitely the monthly hair washing. Ewww!

Melanie@The Old White Cottage said...

I've seen these before but these are absolutely beautiful. I love the Siren bracelet.

Melanie@The Old White Cottage said...

Love the chocolate kisses fact. Who doesn't love Hershey Kisses?

lyn said...

Wow, that was hard, so many beautiful braclets to pick from. I love several but finally settled on the Marquise, love it!

lyn said...

I am a folloower of your blog

ChRiS said...

spend time there yesterday and added her to my fav's on estay....the 1 she is giving away is my favorite for myself....just.plzzz@yahoo.com

lyn said...

My fav fact is Hershey milk-chocolate Kisses are introduced by Hershey Chocolate Co.....nothin better than a Hershey Kiss!!

ChRiS said...

fav fact would be the amt of cars and paved roads....we have really grownnnn! just.plzzz@yahoo.com

ChRiS said...

i am a follower....just.plzzz@yahoo.com

Sourkraut said...

Can't I pick one of each? They're all so gorgeous! After much debate I'll go with the Ancestral bracelet as my favorite.

Sourkraut said...

I'm also a follower.

Sourkraut said...

Thanks for the fun facts! The one that really got me was that only 14% of homes had a bathtub. Can't imagine living without mine!

GB said...

Amanda, this is a wonderful giveaway! my favorite ppiece was the roses spoon--

http://www.etsy.com/listing/55023634/roses-spoon-bracelet-silverware-jewelry

GB said...

Oh I follow. religiously! :)

GB said...

Favorite fact:
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph!! Really? wow!

RACKS and Mooby said...

Wow... there are so many choices! One of my favorites is the Embossed Floral Spoon Bracelet. Great giveaway!

RACKS and Mooby said...

I'm also a follower!!

RACKS and Mooby said...

Favorite fact... The average wage in the U.S. was 22 cents per hour.. whoa! :)

Jenn said...

How cool are these bracelets?? I'm digging the Mary Poppins bracelet. And I love.Love.LOVE the Avalon Cabin Typewriter Key bracelet {it would be perfect if it had a "J"}. I am amazed by the creativity and talent for creating beauty that some people possess. Guess who just was added to that list?

Nancy said...

I love the antique blenheim spoon bracelet. This jewelry is beautiful. Thanks for introducing us and thanks for the opportunity to win a piece of it.

Nancy said...

I am a loyal follower.

Sarah @ The Bird's Papaya said...

I'm a follower!

Rebecca Sagen said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her work! My favorite is the Romance Spoon Bracelet!

Sarah @ The Bird's Papaya said...

I love the Love Precious Flower Spoon bracelet!

Nancy said...

I think the life expectancy of 47 was an interesting fact because it is just a couple of years older than me!

Rebecca said...

I love the Moss Rose one and since my daughter's middle name is Rose, it would be perfect!

Rebecca said...

I'm a follower!

Rebecca said...

I think my favorite fact was the one about how many houses have a phone. I'm betting if we talked about land lines, that is becoming more true every day. We only have cell phones in our house, no land line! :)

Rebecca Sagen said...

I am a follower now! So glad I found your blog! You're so creative!

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

Can I just say that i have never been so excited over a giveaway before?! I LOVE this shop! And my favorite [hard choice!!!] I think is the Athens Chunky Spoon Bracelet. Gorgeous :]
MandysYellowCorner@gmail.com

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

Of course I follow you! Who wouldn't? :]
MandysYellowCorner@gmail.com

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

Favorite fact - the 10 MPH speed limit. Not that I like that fact, that would be terrible!!

Thanks to both of you ladies for a lovely giveaway!
MandysYellowCorner@gmail.com

Maureen F. said...

She has so many beautiful items - I love the Rose bracelet - but it is hard to pick just one

littledorf said...

I love the embossed floral spoon bracelet!

littledorf said...

I'm a follower!

Cheri said...

I LOVE all the bracelets because I LOVE bracelets and silver so to pick one would be hard.

Cheri said...

My favorite fact: probably the fact that the population in Las Vegas was only 30, that surprised me.

Curried Cupcakes said...

My favorite bracelet is the Arcadian Spoon Bracelet Antique Silverware Jewelry. I love ti so much I'm going to try and get my husband to get it for me for Christmas.

Curried Cupcakes said...

I am a follower!

Curried Cupcakes said...

My favorite fact from 1844 (the year my spoon bracelet was discontinued) is that Quaker Oats becomes one of the first food commodities to be sold in packages. Put up in cardboard canisters, the cereal will be widely and aggressively advertised throughout the United States and Britain.

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Hello Amanda. What a wonderful giveaway. My favorite bracelet is the "Pearl Girl and Squirrel". It's awesome!

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Amazing that the average wage was .22 per hour. I guess that was the most startling, although the grooming habits are very interesting, as well!

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

For my third entry -- I am a follower. Thanks for the opportunity!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I am a follower!

Marlene said...

I love the Starlight Spoon Bracelet! Actually I think it would be hard to chose. Love all her stuff! Thanks for sharing this site!

Marlene said...

I am following you! :-) Actually I was always following you on my Google Reader but now I am "official"!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

It's almost impossible to choose! I love the vintage snowflakes/leaves bracelet--but I love so many others, too!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

My favorite fact is that 95% of births took place at home--because I had my last two at home!

Marlene said...

Favorite fact?.....Hair washing once a month. Ooo ick! And no real shampoo? Makes my head itch to think about it! ;-)

k said...

I like the Antique Blenheim Spoon Bracelet

Jessica said...

my favorite bracelet is the Love Precious Flower Spoon Bracelet.

jessicacotten@gmail.com

k said...

i also like the hair washing once a month fact. Yuck!

k said...

i am a follower :)

Jessica said...

i am a follower!! ;-)

jessicacotten@gmail.com

Jessica said...

my favorite face was that most women only washed their hair once a month; and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.. i remember when i was younger, my mom put egg yolk & mayo in my hair to make it more thick or something like that. ha!

jessicacotten@gmail.com

Summer Lee said...

I ADORE all of the typewriter key bracelets!!! I also love the chunky Newport bracelet! so pretty!!

Summer Lee said...

I am a follower!

Summer Lee said...

I like this fact:
Most women only washed their hair once a month; and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo

Christina said...

I'm a follower!!

ProcraftinatingPA said...

I can't decide which bracelet I love the most, they are all so AWESOME!! I love the history behind each spoon too!!

Desiree @ Just Another Day in Paradise said...

I am a long time follower!

-Desiree @ Just Another Day in Paradise

ProcraftinatingPA said...

I think my favorite historical fact is the one where women only washed their hair once a month (shudder), I can't go longer than 24 hours without washing my hair!!

Desiree @ Just Another Day in Paradise said...

It's so hard to choose a bracelet but this one is so cute and already has my initial on it:

Talisman Typewriter Key Initial Spoon Bracelet Silverware Jewelry

-Desiree @ Just Another Day in Paradise

Desiree @ Just Another Day in Paradise said...

A favorite fact....hmmm...that is a hard one because they all blow me away. The hair washing one has to be the strangest but the child birth one is hard to imagine.

-Desiree @ Just Another Day in Paradise

Julia said...

Oh, I like the Violet pattern. So pretty!

I'm a follower too!

Kara said...

Awesome giveaway!! My favorite is the Pearl Girl and Squirrel Spoon Bracelet. So cute!

Kara said...

I am a follower...I think you're one of the sweetest bloggers around :-).

Kara said...

My favorite fact was: The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph. Can you even imagine?! It'd take forever to get anywhere! I actually think I might like it for a few weeks if things slowed down that much though...life's always going too fast!

Trisha said...

I love being a follower of your amazing blog!

Trisha said...

If I had to pick just one, I would have to choose the Moss Rose Spoon Bracelet...so cute!

Trisha said...

My favorite fact was the hair washing-I can't imagine washing my hair only once a month and then to top it off, with egg yolks! No thanks!!

liz @ bon temps beignet said...

I love the Easter lily and Aldine Chunky spoon bracelets.

liz @ bon temps beignet said...

and I'm a follower!

liz @ bon temps beignet said...

Favorite fact: The population of Las Vegas, Nevada was only 30... More than Mississippi!!?? That's nuts!

Allison said...

I am a follower!

Amber Dawn said...

I love the Pearl Girl!

Amber Dawn said...

I am follower! :)

Allison said...

I love the facts about Las Vegas and the speed limit.

Amber Dawn said...

I couldn't believe people washed their hair with egg whites!!

Allison said...

The starlight spoon bracelet is so pretty!

The Pennington Point said...

How do you choose? They are each so wonderful! I'll go with Aldine. Lisa~

GreenJeans said...

Awesome giveaway, my favorite is the Narcissus Flowers Spoon Bracelet, beautiful pattern!

GreenJeans said...

Loyal follower...

GreenJeans said...

Favorite fact: Las Vegas, population 30

Jensamom23 said...

Amanda...I am a happy follower of yours. Thanks for the chance to win!

Stacy Kristine said...

The Romance spoon is simple and lovely! Beautiful!

Jensamom23 said...

I think driving 10MPH in towns suprised me the most. Thank you!

Stacy Kristine said...

I am a follower!

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

I went to her blog and I LOVE the Yale Spoon Bracelet Antique Silverware Jewelry braclet :)

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

I am a follower and love your blog :)

Jensamom23 said...

I love "Love Precious Flower" bracelet. Thanks for the chance to win!

Stacy Kristine said...

I like the fact that a 3 minute call from Denver to New York was $11.00... holy moola! I can't imagine what that cost equates to in today's dollars after so many decades of inflation. Wow!

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

The most interesting fact I liked was Only 14 percent of the homes in the U.S. had a bathtub. Amazing.

Traveling Thrifter said...

I love the Holly Hobbie spoon bracelet...I love them all really but this one stood out

Traveling Thrifter said...

I follow you!

Traveling Thrifter said...

I also thought the bathtub fact was crazy...oh how life has changed

M for Short said...

One spoon bracelet to choose was too difficult, so I picked 3 favorite patterns: Margate, Precious, and Spring Bouquet. marianne4001@gmail.com

M for Short said...

Just became a follower, after seeing your built-in shelves project over at Blue Cricket.

M for Short said...

And... my favorite fact was about women washing hair with egg yolks and Borax. I must say, ewww and yuck.

Bridgitte said...

I love the Embossed Floral Spoon bracelet, just beautiful!! Thanks for the the wonderful giveaways you keep sponsoring, I'm keeping my fingers crossed :-)

Sarah said...

My favorite bracelet is the Minerva Chunky Spoon Bracelet. (I love all of them though!)

Sarah said...

I follow you on Google Reader!

Amy said...

Have been a follower for a couple of weeks after finding your blog from someplace (don't remember now where, maybe Remodelaholic??)

My favorite bracelet is the "Love Precious Flower".

Bonus: My favorite fact was about the women only washing their hair once a month and using either Borax or eggs.

Sarah said...

My fav. fact is using egg yolks for shampoo! gross. HA

Amy said...

Ps - In case I don't win, I've saved my favorite bracelet to my Etsy favorites for future puchases! :)))

Jennie said...

I'm in love with the Siren Dainty Spoon bracelet, and just added it to my Etsy favorites. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jennie said...

P.S. My favorite fact is that only Only 14 percent of the homes in the U.S. had a bathtub!

Stephanie @ Confessions of a Trophy Wife said...

I like the "Flemish" spoon bracelet!

Stefibeth @ aol.com

Carmen Garcia said...

Most women only washed their hair once a month; and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo

Carmen Garcia said...

Roses Spoon Bracelet

Carmen Garcia said...

I'm a follower yaaaay!!

kaw said...

I love them all, but I would pick the Olive 1848 Chunky.

kaw said...

I'm a follower.

kaw said...

I like that only 14% of homes had a bathtub. Crazy!

Vianki said...

I follow you! Love this blog. :)

Vianki said...

My favorite fact is about the shampoo- it reminds me of my grandma's story about staying home Monday nights to wash her hair and talk to her girlfriends about all her boyfriends.

Vianki said...

My favorite bracelet is the "Dunster Chunky Spoon Bracelet Vintage Handmade Silverplate." I love the simplicity and elegant lines.

vikki said...

I just found this website, it is so much fun to visit. I found so many bracelots on the site, but I would have to say my favorite bracelot is the Siren Dainty.

vikki said...

This was my most fav fact: Yuck!! Most women only washed their hair once a month; and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo

vikki said...

Hey, I just became a follower today! Yea.

Meghanne said...

I love the Poppy Chunky Spoon Bracelet...it's mag!

Nynaboo said...

I love ALL the stuff on her site, but my fav is probably the Bride's bouquet bracelet. I think it is so lovely
here's the link: http://www.etsy.com/listing/53847450/brides-bouquet-chunky-spoon-bracelet

Nynaboo said...

I am already a follow!! :)

Nynaboo said...

The facts were so interesting, but the one I found most interesting was that the women only washed their hair once a month. But I guess with so few with bathtub, it wasn't exactly easy.

Dharma said...

The Flemish spoon bracelet is my favourite. It is very similiar to a family pattern long since lost of my Grandmothers....

Dharma said...

My favourite FACT was the 144 miles of paved roads. I work in Public Works and cannot even fathom that considering we have 7x that amount in our small city!

Dharma said...

I follow, oh yes, I follow.

Annie said...

I like the Assyrian Head or Poppy Chunky

Annie said...

Of course I follow! Seriously.

Annie said...

I like the fact that 95% of all births in the U.S. took place at home... something I hope to do *someday*

Ky said...

I like the Aldine Chunky Bracelet. They are all beautiful!

Ky said...

I am a follower and have been for a few weeks now.

Ky said...

I love that the population of Los Vegas, Nevada was only 30. Very funny.

cushycottage said...

i like the Floral Roses Spoon Bracelet Silverware Jewelry Vintage

cushycottage said...

i'm a follower

Chic Creations said...

I would want the Blenheim Antique Bracelet. I think the most interesting fact is Las Vegas population was only 30! Wow! Look at it now.
Also I am a follower.

angela said...

I love your blog and have been following for several weeks. You are so crafty!!

angela said...

Also, totally in love with the Antique Blenheim Spoon bracelet. What a great store!! <3

Karen said...

Thanks for having this giveaway. These bracelets are BEAUTIFUL! I like the Roses AND the Orange Blossoms. It was so hard to decide on just one!

kzupancic[at]yahoo[dot]com

Karen said...

I follow via GFC.

kzupancic[at]yahoo[dot]com

Karen said...

My favorite fact is : a three minute call from Denver to New York City cost $11.00.

kzupancic[at]yahoo[dot]com

spendfreeseptember said...

The Alton bracelet is my favorite, so hard to choose

spendfreeseptember said...

I just found you but I am sure I will follow
;)

spendfreeseptember said...

My favorite fact is the hair washing. My hair can barley handle gentle shampoo, can you imagine Borax, lol

Cheap and Easy said...

They are all so gorgeous! I was totally in love when I saw the Marquise, but I think I might love the Siren bracelet more :)
But, really, the more I looked, the less sure I was which my favourite was!

Cheap and Easy said...

Already a follower :)

Cheap and Easy said...

My favourite fact was about home births representing 95% of all births... I have been looking more and more into that as I get closer to the marriage and baby stage of my life :)

Mel said...

I became a follower in recent weeks! Couldn't love your blog more!

Mel said...

Oh, and my favorite fact was that there were only 30 people in Las Vegas! Can't even imagine this!

Mel said...

The orange blossom bracelet is so simple and pretty. These remind me of my mom who collected spoons and had several spoon rings. She would have loved them!

Bridgitte said...

I'm a follower :-)

Sassy said...

I love the violet bracelet

Sassy said...

I am a follower.... ;)

Sassy said...

22 cents/hour - my fav fact

Maureen F. said...

I am a follower - YIPPPPEEEEE

Maureen F. said...

I love the 10mph - Maybe we should all slow down a bit - life woudln't pass us by so quickly

Jami said...

I really love the one you are giving away. I also spotted the "gay adventure" bracelet circa 1955.

Jami said...

I am a new follower. Happy to be here!

Jami said...

My "favorite" fact was that most women only washed their hair once a month. I would not have made it back then!

ACB said...

Gorgeous designs! I wear a spoon ring and my favorite pattern she has is the Plymouth - so unique!

ACB said...

I'm a follower! Thanks for the giveaway!

ACB said...

My favorite fact was that 95% of births were home births - I know I would not have been able to do it without my fancy painkillers! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

One Life said...

I actually really like the Grosvenor and the Anniversary rose designs, because of the simplicity of the patterns.

One Life said...

I am a follower. (Much more fun than being a leader!)

One Life said...

...and because I once worked in the paving industry, it's hard to believe that there was once only 144 miles of paved roads! Fun fast facts.. I love it!

Shevy said...

my favorite fact is
Most women only washed their hair once a month; and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo

wigsla at gmail dot com

Shevy said...

my favorite bracelet is the Antique Blenheim
wigsla at gmail dot com

Shevy said...

i am a follower
wigsla at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

Love the Floral Roses Spoon Bracelet Silverware Jewelry Vintage. omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

Bella McBride said...

If I had to choose only one bracelet it would probably be the Embossed Floral Spoon Bracelet. But then again.... so may gorgeous ones to choose from!

Bella McBride said...

I'm now a follower!!

Bella McBride said...

Fun fact: Washing machines first come into play by a 2-year-old German company that first made cream separators! I wonder how they made the leap?

Johnna said...

Omgoodness a little tid bit of history sooo cool I love this sort of thing. Okay I am already a follower and I like the silent movie stars spoons very tres chic! I can not believe women used borax and egg whites to wash hair kinda ewwy. I used some borax in the washing machine the other day and a huge chunk fell in...I was half scared to pick it out with my fingers. Like it was going to give me a chemical burn or something and women used to use it like that. Just WOW! Thanks Johnna

barefootandpoignant said...

All are so pretty, and I really like the Flemish Handmade Spoon Bracelet. Thank you.

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barefootandpoignant said...

I'm a follower. Thanks!

savinghubsmoney@aol.com

HelenClyde said...

Wow, what an awesome idea is this! I try to enter for the give away, ok? So, I like the floral bracelet the most, I think, though it´s hard to chose, they are all so beautifull.
I also don´t mind at all following your blog, seems exactly my kind of favourite place :-)
And my favourite fact was the one about 95% of all babies being born at home - I had my twins and my second daughter at home, too, and I felt a lot healthier and safer than I did when I had my first daughter in hospital, so... this fact just appeals to me :-)
Love,
Helen

Andrea said...

My favorite bracelet is the "Precious Medium Width" one! I love the detail and it is GORGEOUS! Thanks!

andreaey@yahoo.com

Andrea said...
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Andrea said...

I am already a follower! :)

Andreaey@yahoo.com

Andrea said...

My favorite fact is that there were only 8,000 cars in the U.S., and only 144 miles of paved roads. I battle with 8,000 cars on 1 freeway daily. lol

Andreaey@yahoo.com

Athena said...

I'm a follower. I love all the braclets. The Minerva is one of my most favorites.

I would have to say the favorite fact would be that women only wash their hair once a month. I can't go a day without feeling icky. Could you imagine a whole month.

Life in Rehab said...

Now you KNOW I'm a follower!

Life in Rehab said...

My favorite fact was the hair washing one. I can't imagine that! I'm a daily shampooer.

Life in Rehab said...

...and the Orange Blossoms Spoon will be mine, one way or another.

Bridgitte said...

I like the hourly rate fact, makes me more grateful for my job!!

Pud said...

My favorite would have to be the Love Precious Flower. I would have never even thought that was a spoon unless I was told XP

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