Saturday, May 22, 2010

A Blog Win from the sweetest girl ever and a few of my found treasures...

This is going to be long and lots of pics. I have to be one of the luckiest girls in the world. A few weeks back I was notified by sweet Jodie that I had won her SA-Van-Nah blog giveaway. This girl is smart...I had been soaking in each and every post of her beautiful getaway never dreaming that I would win her giveaway. After her second post she said there would be a giveaway for her followers when she was done showing all of her wonderful pics from her fun weekend. There is no way I wasn't going to see and read every single post, I mean this was an amazing time and she takes the most gorgeous photos and the girl can tell a story. I think most of my followers know Jodie but if you don't go take a peek at her blog.
She is an amazing artist and she is so kind and sweet. I have been following her for quite some time now and she is one of my most favorite places to visit. She is a keeper and I am thrilled and honored to know her. Thank you for being you Jodie, love you girl!!!

Now for the giveaway! SIGH!!!! This was truly a beautiful package that she has shared with me, a little bit crazy this girl is sending all these beautiful things my way, but from what I know of her this is the way it

Look at this pretty package.

I can hardly wait for some time later tonight to pour through this awesome book, it is beautiful.

And look, Jodie even had it signed by Jo Packham, can you believe!!!!

three beautiful cd's from Jodie's collection, amazing.

Look at all these treasures!

The lace and ribbon is so yummy!!!

Jodie's sweet note card.

More treasures and isn't that calendar the sweetest, love it.

And checkout this awesome Buttons card that Jodie made, oh my gosh how I adore it.

Beautiful, beautiful...told you she was crazy, what a beautiful package to have land in my mail box.

Now I am going to share a few of my treasures from the bin diving..That just doesn't sound right does it..bin diving.. I have to tell you that I didn't have to go into the bin, but the bin is sitting there. They cleared out a room and are setting the STUFF in the room that was headed for the bin, they call it the DEBBY room..Jenn was laughing the last day I saw her at work because her dad gave me a room.. I have to tell you that this is going to take me months to get through and I have now set up one of my spare rooms for all the treasures and I will slowly share with you. I so wish this would have happened in the winter when I would have had months to play with everything, but I am back to work full time and it will be a slow go from here. I want to take my time and get everything cleaned up and pretty for you all to see and there are bags and bags and boxes and boxes of all the things we love. I often find myself with tears in my eyes and wishing I would have had the opportunity of knowing these sweet ladies. But I am pretty sure they are watching over me as I go on this wonderful adventure.

Isn't this train case amazing and in perfect condition.

It even has the little tray and mirror.

Wait until you see what is inside this hat box. Oh my!!!

eek!!!! there it is, one of the most gorgeous hats ever.

Aren't the flowers amazing.

And the satin is just so yummy.

I love this vintage beauty, the tag says made by Boutique-New York, Montreal!

Look at these gorgeous pink gloves!

And the mauve ones are just incredible.

Linen anyone!

This is just a small sampling of what is to come, I have never seen so many beautiful linens.

This one is really pretty, not a great pic though.

A sweet little cotton quiltie..

You have to see this sweater. I think it is the most gorgeous sweater I have ever seen.

Oh so beautiful.

In perfect condition.

Knitted in Japan. 70% lambswool, 20% rabbit angora, 10% nylon and hand decorated in Hong Kong.


Carmelina said...

oooooh yes! finally a peek into your digging into treasures!
what a gorgeous case...beautiful bunch of linens..that purple butterfly crochet really caught my eye...I'm drooling over here!

have fun unearthing more...and do show and's fun!

ciao bella
and I'll go check out your link!

creative carmelina

Jan said...

It's OFFICIAL...I am SPEECHLESS! Congrats on winning such stunning treasures and that signed book is so extra special!
Your "room" linens, hat, train case, and ribbons are divine with a CAPTIOL D! But I want that sweater! WOW, it's just georgeous with all that 'bling' on it. Can you see it with a lovely pair of black silk pants and some nice pumps? OH, and with the HAT with the flowers ~ like frosting on a cake.
I'll be waiting to see what other delights you post. Yea, too bad it isn't winter so you could emerse yourself all day long!
Have a great week and don't wear out my sweater! :)
Hugs a bunch,

Faye said...

What a gorgeous bunch of treasures! A copy of the picture of the girl on Jodie's button card was hanging in my grandmother's house. Thanks for dropping by my blog. I really appreciate each and every comment.

Jo said...

Wow Debby, what a gorgeous post! Lucky you with your candy win, such wonderful things. And as for your bin diving, well, what stylish ladies they must have been. Beautiful things - that hat! Stunning. Enjoy. x

Lori said...

Debby, all of your goodies from Jodie are amazing...that was a wonderful found some amazing treasures too...i love that hat with the giant flowers on top, too cute!!!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

I luv the old white roses on the hat! And the sweater is verry pretty also. Thank's for sharing...Julian

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Your treasures are so lovely...they're some great finds there. And congratulations on your giveaway win. That's some bounty you received...enjoy! Theresa

The Victorian Parlor said...


I love Jodie-she is one of my favorite blogland buddies! Your treasures from her are wonderful:). Also, your found treasures are beautiful!



The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh what treasures!, That sweater is beautiful!


Terri Kahrs said...

Your goodies from Jodie are amazing! What a treasure trove! But it's your new found vintage clothing that made me drool today. OMG, Debby!!! The roses on that incredible hat are stunning. And the detail on the gloves -along with that stunning embellished cardigan blew me away. I forgot how pretty these things were and remember my Mom wearing fancy gloves and pretty sweaters. I cannot wait to see more!!! Take your time and enjoy!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

kiwicarole said...

WOW! what a treasure trove you have!!

sissie said...

I imagine it is so much fun going through all those treasures and goodies. Love the hat and the sweater is gorgeous!


Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...


I don't even know what to say after seeing all of these wonderfully lovely things that you shared with us today!!

Just gorgeous!!



Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Wow, what a lot of wonderful things! People are using those train cases for all kinds of wonderful storage - wish we had kept some! Linda

Marilyn Rock said...

WOW! Seeing all these beautiful things has left me breathless! The linens and the sweater! Gorgeous; thank you for sharing so much with us. I can't imagine going through all of these! Very well deserving! Enjoy! xxoo

Dina said...

What a wonderful way to spend your days. How nice that you got that really special basket. So genereous. I LOVE that light blue sweater. Beaded sweaters that they make today just aren't the same.

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Wow, I wouldn't mind diving in that bin myself! Sooo many goodies.

Congrats on the giveaway win. Just a reminder that today is the last day to enter my giveaway.

Have a great weekend!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Marlynn said...

WOW, I told you before I wish I was there with you to go through the treasure trove. You gift in the mail was wonderful. I really want that Inspiration book! You are a lucky girlie girl! *wink* hugs to you....

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Oh, Debby, what absolutely beautiful treasures! I kept ewing and ahing as I scrolled through each photo. That sweater is divine as are those gloves!

Thank you so much for your loving comment. I hope they let Sophie become a part of our family but if they don't I hope she has a wonderful life with the other family. Hopefully we'll hear sometime next week.


Linda said...

What wonderful giveaway goodies from Jodie, and oh what treasures...that sweater is to die for!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

O.k., Miss Debby, since you are such a sweet person, I'm not pouting that you, out of the both of us, who had been caught as the #1 stalkers of Jodie, won her wonderful giveaway ;-). Enjoy the book and the lovely treasures that had been enclosed!
Your "bin diving" had been really successful! The hat is gorgeous and the gloves are so delicate. I'm sure you'll do something wonderful with all the goodies.
Have a great Sunday, Debby!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Love your treasures my dear! Especially the sweater. It reminds me of one I scored from my mother's closet when I was just a young girl and I wore it in HS and college (I had a spell of wanting to only dress in vintage clothing then ~ and still do at times) Anyway I out-grew the tiny tiny sweater and that was that) Still vintage textiles of any sort are my favorite! Have a blessed day!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Hello Sweet Debby
What a wonderful giveaway! you are one lucky girl!
I LOVE that train case and sweater you found in your treasure hunting...wonderful finds!
The sun is shining here this morning...and hopefully there also!
Have a spiffy Sunday m'dear!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

you really stepped into a mother lode! what terrific discoveries!

your surprise package is super nifty, too.

you must be a very good girl!

Diane said...

Debby--a wonderful start to my morning here. I love looking at all of your beautiful finds--especially these--it will be Christmas for you everyday!

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Oh oh OH Debby!
You have a VERY jealous little friend here in the states.
If that is not a drop in the hat of all your FINE finds, then I'm going to be in for some severely jealous moments ahead...I just see them coming! haha
Seriously...the stars were aligned right for you and this WAS your lucky dumpster. I think you should make a shrine around it for good memory! haha
I'm so happy that you get to play with all of these fabulous couldn't have went to a more special and deserving person as I know you will continue to cherish and love these beautiful items as much (or more) than those ladies of whom they belonged to long ago. How special is it that they picked YOU to rescue everything!!! :))))
Thank you for the sweet words Debby...You are such a great friend and wonderful person ~ I love you!!!!!!
You make me feel soooo special!

ps...Just pretend I'm sitting aside you as you take each piece out of the bag and run your fingers through it, okay???
(I'll tell you in advance that I'm having so much fun with you!)


Oxana said...

WOW!!! What a gorgeous treasures! Lucky you!!!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

What a fabulous win!
So many pretties, and you're right, that Jodie is the best!

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Nora Johnson said...

Fabulous pics & fabulous win! Congrats!


Holly Loves Art said...

Oh yes everything is gorgeous! What a treat! Well, you've gotten a of treats lately you lucky girl! This reminds me that I must do a blog giveaway as soon as I return from my Mom's house.

Hope you're having the best week!

Laura Haviland said...

Wow Debby,
I don't know where to begin, what treasure's. I could not be happier for dear you !!
Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy ...
Fabulous just takes my breathe away, really loved all the picture's. Great posting, such a pleasure to visit with Debby.
Have a great week and this is such fun. I am counting the days to get a peek at the paper dolls. LOL
Hugs,Laura. xoxx

Melinda Cornish said...



Lovey said...

OMGoodness! Simply the best catch ever! Beautiful goodies!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi Debby, Thanks for stopping by today. Have a good day...Julian

becky f. said...

Debby- you hit the jackpot!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Everything is beautiful, Debby. Especially love that book and beautiful sweater, you are one lucky lady ~ enjoy!

Sue said...


Love seeing these treasures - keep them coming!


raggygirlvintage said...

Lucky girl, so many treasures!! Thanks for visting my blog!

June said...

Debby I still can't believe your luck with finding these treasures (or more like them finding you) I think that hat is screaming gorgeous!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you!
And...your win from Jodie...what can I say, but that girl knows how to make someone happy!!!
I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this post and seeing all the lovely things you are acquiring.

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Karen said...

Debby -you truly are so fortunate that these treasurers have been sent your way. How special! If only we knew the history - who wore the sweater and where did theynwear it? Why can't "pieces" talk?
Enjoy all your fabulous finds. Keep posting them all . . . It is so fun to watch as you meander down this road!
Have. Great Memorial Day weekend!
Karen - some days are diamonds

Lynn said...

First of all, the giveaway you won is awesome, that must be an amazing book too, and look at all the goodies along with it:)

Second of all, I am pea green with envy LOL... the linens, the gloves, the everything, ohhhhh me oh my, you must be sooooooo happy looking at all of this. What a sweet hat too, can't wait to see the next batch you share with us :)

Lucy said...

What a wonderful giveaway!
and I am soooo jealous! ...your own room of treasures put aside and when I look and think of "linens" or vintage clothing, I get goose bumps!...lucky, lucky, can't wait to see more!

catworx said...

OMG, Debby, the bounty is amazing.....I love all the detail on the vintage hats & clothing, they are SOOOOO beautiful!!! So, will you be opening a shop? :D

Have fun with it all, dear friend, you have a lot of special moments ahead!!!

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

This made a tear well up. What a lovely thing to ask (the quote by Jo.) I love this book, funny, mine is signed by Jenny and you have Jo's!!! They both are such joy scatterers! Take care dear one.