Saturday, February 20, 2010

Do You Love Tintypes? New ~~Old~~ Giveaway

Tintypes have always amazed me.  My first love with tintypes was as a little girl, when we had a tintype of my great great grandfather displayed in a very special spot at home.  Complete with the ornate glassed in case, the tiny little latch and hinges and velvet lining the inside, it was one of my Mother's most prized posessions and I knew from then on it was something I hoped would be passed down to me one day. Gladly it was,  but with acquiring it, came the knowledge that my Mother was no longer with us.  I cherish it every time I look at it and have vowed deep revenge on anyone who ever damages it in anyway!  Recently in my scouting for the best of vintage deals, I picked up a large lot of gem size tintypes AND some mini watchmakers vials, more than I will ever have a use for, so I am giving my blog friends a chance to win these 3  "gems" and 3 of the vintage vials.  I hope you can find a use for them and will enjoy their aged perfection as much as I do.  Just please leave a note to this post on anything you would like to say.  I will draw someones name from a "hat"  on February 26th.... my Mother's birthday.  I will notify you either by blog or e-mail, so please be sure there is some kind of contact information in your message.  Thank you and good luck!

39 comments:

Zuzu said...

Oh my gosh, these are tiny! How wonderful it must be to have one so lovingly cared for and handed down to you by your family!
I would love to be included in your giveaway, Carol - everything is so very special! Thank you!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Eva said...

Hi Carol..those are tiny...guess that's why they're called "gems"...
Would love to be included in your giveaway.
Must also say I love your newest jewelry ventures...the birdhouse ones and the tintype gem angel...really, really nice!
hugs..eva

Sarah said...

What a treasure these little beauties are...how can you ever part with them!!! Please include me in your drawing.

Kathy said...

You and I share the love of many things, this is just another....I adore my tin types, each and every one. This is a very nice give away, these are precious pieces of history.
Nice blog post as well.
~xx~

glimmering prize said...

carol- it;s been a while since i've stopped by, but i wanted to tell you how sweet your blog looks these days!
Lorraine

Linda Hardy said...

Carol I guess it's been a while since I looked at your blog! I LOVE all that you are doing, especially with the jewelry and coasters. Very diversified and accomplished to say the least!

That little birdhouse necklace, to die for! I have to see if you still have it. Off to look at more of goodies.

Linda a/k/a Mamapainter

Sant Angelo Designs said...

Oh Lord, now ya'll know I need these more than you do. LOL. Carol, what a super giveaway, please include me!

Barbara Jean said...

Hi, I came over from Dawn's, and so cannot wait to see the rest of your blog.

But first, how cool are these tin types and vials!!
I would LOVE to win.
Thanks for the giveaway.
blessings
barbara jean

Carol Mae said...

I've never owned a tin type and would love to. Please count me in. Smiles, Carol Mae

Dorthe said...

Hi I saw you at Dawn`s and here I am loving your blog.
I newer hold a tintype in my hands, guess they are very difficult finding here in Denmark---So I would so very happy, to win one of your goodies, the little jars are wonderfull too.
Please count me in.
blessings, Dorthe

chicroses said...

Those tintype are so neat.I have a couple that where someone painted gold paint on for their jewelry..like the gals necklace and the mans lapel pin. I do have a little one that was a relative of mine. The vials are so cute. Now to see more of your blog...sally

Lululiz said...

I have never seen tintypes before, aren't they just the most fabulous tiny treasures? I would love to see one in real life, so pease enter me in your draw.

She Who Runs Amok said...

I just came across your blog, (through one of your friends blogs), love, love love the little vials and the tintypes.

As the only girl in my family, I am the official "Keeper of the Family Heirlooms'...I consider it an honor.

~brenda

Sue said...

I remember looking at my grandmother's old tin types. I wonder what happened to them? I would love to win your giveaway--thank you for the opportunity.

Blessings to you,

Sue

Mary Ellen said...

Oh wouldn't these make for some fantastic crafting!!

I posted about your giveaway on my blog too.

Like the title of your blog! I became a beekeeper this past summer and my little shop is called the Bee's Knees-

blessings
mary

Jann said...

Thank you for offering such wonderful vintage items--the little watchmaker vials are wonderful! I found you through The Feathered Nest and am so glad to be here, visiting! Smiles, Jann

Mona @ la la by mona said...

Oh what fun these could be! Thanks for the opportunity!

My grandparents lived in Gaylord, Michigan. I don't know if that is close to you or not. I live in Texas and just love visiting Michigan. The people are always so friendly and the land is beautiful.

Mona

she dreams big! said...

The tintypes and little vials are wonderful finds! Wouldn't they be lovely together in a piece of artwork! Thanks for the chance to win!

Nelly said...

These items are so neat and unique! I've never heard of tintypes; they're awesome. Thanks for your generosity!

Maple Ridge Vintage said...

Carol....I love old photographs, so much history...please include me in your giveaway...I love your header too, did you create that yourself??? Take care and hugs, Chris

nancarts said...

Hi Carol
I came here from Dawn's Feathered Nest and saw these little gems! I would love to be entered in your give away..Thanks!
I am off to look over your blog, I became a follower right away!
Smiles and Blessings,
Nancy C

BonnieH said...

Hi Carol,
I have always been a sucker for tiny things! Please enter me in your giveaway!
Bonnie

Sandi said...

I don't know that I've ever seen any this small before. They're great as are the vials!!! I'd love a chance to win them.

Sandi
sugarbushfarm219@yahoo.com

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom. Enter me in this wonderful giveaway. Thanks, Nancy P. nplyman@yahoo.com

Pattyjo said...

The tintypes are amazing! I saw one at my mothers house when she was going through her pictures. She was not wanting to part with it and I completely understand. They were great to see tho.
Have a Happy Birthday memory on the 26th.
Pattyjo
rholschen@air-pipe.com

Sharon said...

These are treasures. How generous of you to be giving them away. Thanks for the chance to have them.

Deb Plapp said...

Oh, how I would love to win this give-away! Thank you for the chance. Deb

Marcia Antle said...

I cannot believe I found another "queen"!!! I am "Queen Marcy" and love all things queenly. I found you through Dawn and love your collages. Marcy

mantle@piedmontcenter.com
www.queenmarcyoriginals.typepad.com

Barb said...

What wonderful finds, thanks much for "sharing" with us! Ü

Nita Jo said...

Love the tiny tintypes and vials! Please enter me in your giveaway. I am glad to have found your blog, it was through Dawn of The Feathered Nest.

Lesley said...

Hi, what an unusual giveaway. I'm only just getting into this form of art, so I am trying to build a stash. Would love to win these. Blessings Lesley
technoturt@yahoo.com

happyeyesdogrescue said...

How lovely to have found your work (and then a bit of you) on my surfing through Etsy. I will surely look more when time allows. I teach 300 students art in a public middle school in Ct. My time for myself is from 5 Am to 6AM when I can sneak to the computer and visit and meet others quietly. (When one teaches 120 middle schooler s day I find I cherish the quiet) I love your sensibility and will be back soon! Thank you, Meg in Ct.

Halo Hill said...

What a fun giveaway and an awesome blog! I'm so glad Dawn mentioned you, or I might have never found you! Happy Birthday to your Mom!

Warmly,

Sheila

Dolly said...

What sweet lil gems to play with!

Thank you,
Hugz, Dolly

peggierusso said...

These are adorable. So thoughtful of you. Thank you,
Peggie
Peggierusso@yahoo.com

peggierusso said...

Great things. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Deanna said...

What a great giveaway! Very generous of you. I found your blog by way of The Feathered Nest.

ECLECTICMIXUP said...

Carol,Seems like your giveaway is a hit! Lovey treasures. I also love the new jewelry pieces, so unique, just fabulous. Thanks for sharing so much,
hugs, other CarolF

ECLECTICMIXUP said...

Carol,Seems like your giveaway is a hit! Lovey treasures. I also love the new jewelry pieces, so unique, just fabulous. Thanks for sharing so much,
hugs, other CarolF