Sunday, March 7, 2010

A surprise for us and a surprise for you (TFE Giveaway)

When we were in Colorado last week,
we received a great gift. A lovely surprise that
means the world to both of us.

Mom H. knew that I love old photo's, ephemera, etc.
This is just a sampling of what we were able to bring home.

Many of the photo's, hubs had never seen.
I don't have many photo's of myself as a child and I think
that could be why I have been "a crazy clicker",
always taking pictures of my boys and grans.
A legacy to pass on (or so I think).

I love this photo that ran in the Denver paper.
Mom and her BFF (Kathryn came to the funeral).
Two bathing beauties!

How sweet is this?
Autographed by Pee Wee King.
Mom H. had a piano and as a kid I took lessons.
I hadn't played in years and tried it out.
What a hoot! Not pretty but it had been decades.

What wonderful family treasures to bring home.
I love surprises.

Now one for you......
You know I love giveaways.
Last year I started doing a monthly giveaway
for followers.

Well, it is a new year and a new day.
In the past, I have given away TFE pillows, Chanel goodies,
Items brought back from France.

To be honest with you, I'm not sure what this giveaway will be
it will be full of French goodness and love.

If you want to enter, please leave a comment.
If you already follow this blog, you will be automatically entered but you
can still leave a comment for a second entry.

If you start following this blog, you'll get another entry.
If you want to put this little button on your blog, let me know
and you'll get another entry.

Everyone is eligible.

Viva la giveaways!


Elizabethd said...

What beautiful photos, many memories there! I love the one of your mother with her friend, both ready to dip in the water!

Bossy Betty said...

Love those old photos! How wonderful you have them!

Candy @ The Little Round Table said...

Love your old photos, I also have albums full of family memories. Just wonderful to look back at the places and events that were important enough to be chronicled. I'm already a follower and would love another chance to enter for your Frenchy giveaway.

Candy @ The Little Round Table

Theresa said...

What a wonderful gift in pictures! I love them all! I already follow you and have been the recipient of one of those lovely pillows:) Have blessed day my friend!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Barb,
Oh you did strike gold with all those old family photos.
I'll put your giveaway button on my blog.
Bonne soirée

Terri Gordon said...

Wow, don't you just love old photo's, they are wonderful. Thank you for the opportunity to win your giveaway. I love to visit your blog and have become a follower. Have a wonderful week. Terri

Lorrie said...

Old photos are so precious. My MIL gave me some of hers last summer. I keep meaning to scan some and put them on my blog, but haven't done so yet.

Your giveaway will be wonderful! Who can go wrong with French-inspired?


Natasha in Oz said...

I love all of those beautiful old photographs. You have an amazing collection of vintage treasures.

Thanks for offering a second chance to enter your give-away. I am a follower.

Best wishes,

Joanne Kennedy said...

I love old photos too but there is nothing better then old photos of people you know! I adore the bathsuit photo. How sweet!

Oh a surprise giveaway! How fun is that! Please add my name to your hat.


Pondside said...

I love old photos - when my aunt died, her executor, my sister, sent me all her old albums. What a treasure.
O-la-la....can't wait to see what lovely French thing you're talking about.

Anonymous said...

Such beautiful photos!

My husband is the youngest of three, and there are only a handful of photos of him as a child.

I would love to be entered in your giveaway, and I'm a proud follower.

Lisa @ Another Day Today

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

I love old photos and am concerned that we as a society have stopped printing pictures since we save them to our computers. We need to keep the picture printing up so we too can pass them on the next generation.

I also love giveaways.

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

I am also a follower

Sea Witch said...

I also adore old photos. They have such joy about them. Sea Witch

sylvia said...

What a beautiful photo's!!
And a give-away, I love them!!
I am a follower.


C'est La Vie said...

What gorgeous photos!

C'est La Vie said...

oh and of COURSE i'm a follower! :)

Catherine said...

i am doing the same with some photos my mother gave me.Ilove these old black and whithe photos.

Angie said...

Oh my sweet friend! I am the same way...I am always snapping pictures as everyone tries to hide from me! What a special gift she left for you. And, what a beauty she was! Nothing stirs up old memories quite like a photograph....

Hugs & Love, Angie

Shabby Anne said...

Lovely post as always. You had me crying a bit over pictures of my mum when she was young. I need to get them out and do something with them.

Maggie said...

How lovely to receive the album of old photo's and nostalgic ephemera, I only have a handful of photo's of my parents but I treasure them.
I've been a follower for some time now and would love to be entered in the giveaway, s.v.p.

mommyof3 said...

Love your beautiful pictures. What an amazing book of memories to treasure. I finally found my user name and password so I can visit more. Love you!

mommyof3 said...

I love the beautiful photos. What an amazing thing to have.

Charm and Grace said...

Barb, I hope you are doing o.k. today. I gulped when I saw that you had to go to the ER. Of course I want to be entered into your giveaway. I will put a button about the giveaway on my site. Hugs and prayers for you to feel better!!


chandlerguera said...

Vive le giveaway! I hope you are doing well. I was in Southwestern Colorado last week myself, also attending a funeral and a celebration of the life.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Barb!

Please enter me in your giveaway! I'm not sure I'm entering on the right post or not. I'll leave a comment on your current post also. I already follow your blog as you probably know.

Love the photos Barb! What a wonderful treasure to have.

Bisous, Sherry

Olive and Branch for the home said...

Just found your blog - really enjoy it! Moi aussi, always dreaming of France!

I'll put your giveaway button on my blog @

Barbara said...

I can see why you are so thrilled with the photos. Finding old pictures like this is great, especially when family members have not seen them.

Your 77 degrees did not reach here I am afraid but thanks for trying.Barely reached the 40's.

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

I treasure my family's photos and wish people would print more photos (these days they keep them on the computer or on disc).
Love the giveaway also.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

I just love old black and white family photos. The one of your Mom's friends in their swimsuits is so sweet.

Preciousl keepsakes.


Sarah said...

What a treasure to receive. I adore old photos.
I'm a long time follower and would be delighted to entered in this give away.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I am right here! Love the old photos, and all the treasures it hold for you dearest barb!

Bisous, Anita

Kim from The Sheep's Nest said...

I just love the old photos and I also love the black pages of the albums they used. Also the corner splits to hold the pictures in place! I have to get my mom to pull out these old albums next time I go to visit! Great memories!

sydney85 said...

Photos are such a joy. How quickly the years fly by and how lovely it is to get those memories back by looking at photos.

I am a follower as well.

Bonnie said...

Hi Barb, I love old black and white photographs! I have missed visiting with you and decided to follow your blog and now you have a contest! Whoo Hoo, wish me luck and thanks for visiting with me!


PS - I see your son will be stationed in Hawaii, my island home. I hope he and his family enjoy their new life there.

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