Monday, May 12, 2008

It's that time of year again

The very best part of the haul from the trip to Chicago were the tablecloths. I know you haven't seen them yet because the sun is really vital to getting them clean, but I bought an obscene amount of them for very little money up there.

And since last year we had fun doing a few days of giveaways leading up to my birthday, I thought this year I would give away a few tablecloths.
So, here's the deal:

I will give away a tablecloth a day until my birthday, which is Wednesday (and also your apron swap mailing deadline!).

All you need to do is leave a comment on the post saying you want in, with a way to contact you.

You are more than welcome to leave a comment each day if you want.

Mention the contest on your own blog and I will enter your name twice. (And let me know you have done that.)

I will have Jack draw names on Thursday.

My only request (and it might be a big one for some of you!) is that if you are the winner, please don't cut it up. There are plenty of cloths that are suitable for cutting, but I have specifically chosen ones that are fine for use on your tables. Besides, I have invested time in getting them clean! (But they are not perfect. I am not sure there is a single one in my huge collection that is perfect.)

Today's beauty is in lovely condition and who doesn't love a daisy?

And with that, I had better hit post before I lose my nerve. I have so many, but I want them all, all, all! :-)

Good luck everyone!

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  2. sign me up! you know I will mention this on my blog! pinkie swear!

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  3. That is so pretty! I can see why it would be hard to give any of them away!

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  4. Oh yeah! Your birthday is coming up! I want in and you know how to reach me. Hugs and happy belated Mother's Day to you!

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  5. OH sign me up please (Happy early bday by the way) Also, I love your request of not cutting up the tablecloth!

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  6. Would love one of your tableclothes. I promise not to cut it up.

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  7. Vintage tablecloths are divine! Can I be in too? I never have the nerve to cut them up, so no worries about that! I use them on my kitchen table regularly.

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  8. Please count me in - and I promise not to cut!

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  9. This one is VERY pretty. I've been all about springy greens lately and this would look so perfect on my retro table.

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  10. Vicki2:30 PM

    Count me in! I can't believe you are giving them up!!! I promise that if I win, I will use the tablecloth in its original state! Vicki at hollyhocks.typepad.com

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  11. Count me in! I have a 50's kitchen that I am collecting them for. I use them almost daily.
    madeofbliss@yahoo.ca

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  12. becky in cville3:09 PM

    what is this talk of cutting them up? i only have vintage tableclothes and i baby them until they are in shreds. they go with my vintage napkins and placemats!

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  13. How generous of you! I'd love to be included in your draw, and I pinky swear not to cut it up. As if I ever could! :0) This would go a long way towards my goal of setting the table nicely all the time.

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  14. tammyCA3:18 PM

    You are so generous! Yes, put my name in, too. Don't worry, I collect vintage tablecloths & linens and I still put the ones with stains & holes on the table...plates, vases can cover them. lol. Yesterday, I went to the flea market (haven't been in years - but I said this is what I want for mother's day - to be kid free and shop). I was rummaging in a box that said 50cents per leftover and pulled out a very rumpled, tea stained tablecloth -like it was just spilled on all over...I hoped there would be some usable part for crafting, but for that price, what the heck. When I got home I sprayed some 'shout it out', (didn't have any oxyclean), on it and threw it in the washer. I was surprised that the stains really washed out! I'll try to clean it up some more when the sun comes back out. So, it isn't a cutter after all. :)

    I also bought 3 other tablecloths elsewhere for really decent prices (just a few spots/holes), which made me so happy. The prices out here are outrageous so I finally lucked out.

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  15. SusanG3:19 PM

    Of COURSE I wouldn't cut it up - I can't even cut the ones I bought as "cutters"! And Happy (early) birthday!!

    Susan
    scrapsalot1@yahoo.com

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  16. Well, since I own one table cloth that's not Christmas or Thanksgiving, I think it's smart for me to enter :-) Enter me please.

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  17. What a beautiful cloth.Sign me up!!!!!
    No cutting table clothes in this house!!!!!

    chroniclesofacraftymama@yahoo.com

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  18. Lovely, happy, dreamy tablecloths!!
    I would be honored to preserve one of your give aways Sarah!! I love table clothes and can always use another!

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  19. Oh oh oh!! I PROMISE not to cut it up!! I LOVE daisies and I had daises only in my wedding bouquet and daisies in my hair and daisies on the tables. That tablecloth is just darling!!!

    I recently posted about a yard sale I was very lucky to find and scored some really nice tableclothes in GREAT condition for a cheap 75 cents apiece! OF COURSE I bought most of them!

    It's your birthday week and my 10 year wedding anniversary week! Happy Birthday!

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  20. Woo hoo, I'll think about you Wednesday while we're driving up to Quilt Market. Hope you have a great birthday! And yeah, put me in for the drawing for sure!

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  21. Ooooh! I won't cut...I promise! And, I'll blog about it too!

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  22. So exciting! Please throw my name in, too!

    Cheers! LA

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  23. I'm in tablecloth queen! And I wouldn't think of cutting one up myself.

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  24. OOOHHHHOOOHHH! Vintage tablecloths! I just love them. I was able to find three beautiful ones that had lavender in them for my lavender lunch in June. Sure hope I win one of yours. Thanks so much for doing this. I'll mention this on my blog tomorrow!!!

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  25. Happy pre-birthday, Sarah. I cannot believe you and your stash of tablecloths. How can one person be so fortunate?! (Please count me in.)

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  26. I'm in like Flynn. You said a wordy drud - "cut". never!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  27. Yes please! And of course I mentioned on my blog. :)

    Happy early birthday!!!!! xoxo

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  28. Oh, it's so pretty...please count me in, too!!!

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  29. OH MY GOSH!!!! Me me me! Pick ME!
    What fun!

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  30. Joanna10:57 PM

    Lovely! I posted on my blog about your giveaway-
    www.sugarbug.wordpress.com
    Thanks for having it!

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  31. Any VERA in the mix?!

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  32. i love vintage tablecloths and wouldn't dare cut one up. The one i have now i use for art projects with my son because it was really stained and had holes but so pretty. It's given way to age though and ripped from the holes. And still i sew it up so we can continue to use it!

    I'd love to have one and will post on my blog too. Love your blog and love seeing your flea finds! (and hearing the stories of you and your son).

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  33. oh, and i wouldn't use it for art projects either. I just use ours because it started off in such a bad shape. :-)

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  34. barbara5:21 AM

    Hey, Sarah - happy birthday, and count me in. and you're on my blog this a.m. you're too kind.

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  35. Well Happy Birthday to You! What a sweet give a way! I would love to be in! I would never dream of cutting it up. I have bought supposed 'cutters' and haven't been able to bring myself to cut anything!

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  36. Diane5:43 AM

    Oh my goodness, I would love to have a tablecloth! There is no way I would cut up one of those beauties--I'm thinking more of using it on my patio table for late night summer dinners. Would that be okay? Happy Birthday, hope its your best ever!
    dlord(at)pinehurstpropertiesllp(dot)com

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  37. Thanks for the chance for such a lovely tablecloth that would be perfect in my kitchen! (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

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  38. Count me in...I can't imagine the next tablecloth being prettier than these daisies. My swap apron went in the mail yesterday...thanks for hosting!

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  39. count me in! I would love to pretty up a corner of my home with your lovely tablecloth and i PROMISE it will NOT be cut :) My friend Wayfarer had a link to you on her blog, so i guess i should say "its nice to meet you!" Thanks for the chance to win!

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  40. Naomi8:58 AM

    Happy Early b-day!! Mine is Friday :) and wouldn't a tablecloth be a lovely gift..... hehe...

    I love reading your blog. I found it through Sarah of Girl-land!

    xxoo

    just in case I win, I can be reached at naomi@glitterworkshop.com !!

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  41. Oooh, I want it! And I love your request to not cut it--good thinking. It would be lovely on my table.

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  42. I came to your blog by way of Oodles and Oodles and it's wonderful. I'd love to be included in the table cloth drawing....I have NEVER cut up a table cloth :-) izoofan2@hotmail.com

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  43. Count me in ---thank you! I found one at a garage sale for a quarter a couple of weeks ago---a scenic map of Florida in pinks and greens. It is beautiful! (spots and all.) lol

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  44. I love daisies! Sign me up please!

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  45. Please give me a chance to win. I would love it!

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  46. This is so beautiful! Thank you, I'd love to win!

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  47. Hope you have a great birthday!

    That daisy cloth would certainly brighten up the table. Please enter me in the contest. Thanks!

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  48. OOOOOHHHHHH!!! I LOVE THIS ONE! Sign me up and pick me!!

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  49. Sign me up! I love tablecloths! Rosemary

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  50. I am a fellow linen lover!!! I buy way too many linens of all sorts - including table cloths, sheets, towels, etc. etc. So please enter me.

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  51. Hey Happy Birthday!!! It's probably Wednesday where you are by now? Have a great day : )

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  52. count me in, if i am not too late. I love vintage table linens. Those are so beautiful.

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  53. Love the flowers-I'm in!

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  54. Diane8:01 AM

    Oooh, another beautiful cloth for late night dinners on my deck! FINGERS ARE DEFINITELY CROSSED!!!
    And Happy Early Birthday again! Are you doing anything special?
    dlord(at)pinehurstpropertiesllp(dot)com

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  55. debbie9:21 AM

    I would love one. Happy birthday.

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  56. OooH! I would love a vintage tablecloth... count me in. and happy birthday in advance.
    www.upstatelisa.blogspot.com

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  57. Count me in

    dolls123[at]gmail[dot]com

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  58. That is so pretty, hope I am not too late.

    Happy Birthday and thank you for your giveaway!

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  59. I want in! Vintage tablecloths are divine! Thanks so much!

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