Friday, September 2, 2011

Vintage Love and Flea Market Style Magazine Giveaway!

I.  Love.  Vintage.  I am very passionate about it, yes I am.  Besides being with my family, it's what inspires me, and what I enjoy the most in my free time {of which is few and far between}.  A little tid-bit about me is that I've had many jobs over the years...I've been an Art Teacher, a Manager at Anthropologie, a Waitress and Bartender, a Boutique Owner {incidentally I named my vintage furnishings store, The Shop Around The Corner, after one of my favorite movies, You've Got Mail}, a Visual Merchandiser at Marshall Field's {former Chicago area department store,  now Macy's}, a Showroom Sales Representative for the retail trade at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, a Hairstylist at two Chicago hair salons, and lastly, my current and best job, is Stay At Home Mom to my 14 month old girl, Maggie Jane.  That's a pretty long ridiculous list of jobs, isn't it? AND, I am only 34!  I guess you could say I was looking for the perfect job for me.




The only job I really did like, before becoming a mom, was Shop Owner.  Not because it was my own business and I was in charge, but because it was doing something I truly loved and was passionate about.  Vintage Style.  For many reasons, I had to close the shop in 2002.  It was really hard work, owning the store, but also it was great fun and a good learning experience.  Creating this blog and connecting with like-minded others has really brought that enjoyment back again!  I've got a new {old} home to decorate, an Etsy shop to dabble in, and I have started selling my vintage wares and handmade items at Flea Markets.  Speaking of selling...I have a very special announcement about a wonderful event I will be participating in this October, so check back soon, okay?


{all vintage eye-candy via Pinterest}

Back to Vintage Love...I've always got something in the works over here at the Sort Of Fairytale House, whether it's decorating, sewing, or painting furniture...my husband often asks where I keep my batteries at, how do I have the energy to do all this stuff after being a Mom and keeping up with all the housework, etc. all day?  Truth be told, I don't really have the energy.  I am tired from all of that.  The thing is, that I LOVE doing all the sewing, painting, crafting, etc., so it's just automatic for me to always be doing it, but let me tell you, I get very little sleep.  Ah, the sacrifices I make...*wink, wink*!  Did I mention I'm a Night Owl?  Dead Tired in the morning and Wide Awake at midnight!  Ugh, I am so backwards.  Are any of you Night Owls too?

{my Jane Jenni mug}

Alright, enough about me...let's get on to the giveaway!  One lucky winner will get...
{The Fall 2011 Issue of Flea Market Style Magazine, The Editors so graciously supplied me with a copy of their fabulous magazine, $9.95 retail}

AND...

{two brand new Cath Kidston tea towels}

AND...

Vintage Love Flash Card Banner Bunting
Vintage Love Flash Card Banner Bunting
{handmade vintage inspired Flash Card Banner...you pick the color ribbon
you would like, just let me know, made by yours truly}

Hope you likey it all!

Here's how to enter for your chance(s) to win...

1 Entry - Just leave a comment here...pretty easy, right?

2 Entries - Become a Follower of A Sort Of Fairytale

3 Entries - "Like" A Sort Of Fairytale on Facebook and/or post about the giveaway on your blog or social network sites

Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.  

The Giveaway runs through Friday, 9/9 and the winner will be chosen on Saturday, 9/10, via Random.org .  Good luck everyone, and thank you so very much for following and coming to visit my blog, it truly means so much to me!

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THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

159 comments:

Jen @ Bungalov said...

Great post! I can't wait to hear about October...I think we might even be more alike than we realize :)

Vintage Market Place said...

Okay seriously, I thought I was reading my own profile.
It is eerie how similar my job background is to yours, lol
did I mention I am from Il.
I would love to have any of these amazing gifts from you.
Those tea towels are so darn cute!!
Lets here it for mama's who are night owls and never stop until the last stitch is sewn or the last drop of paint leaves the brush.
Your energy in this post inspires me to get up and get movin today :)
Amy

Vintage Market Place said...

I am a follower :)

Amy

Anita said...

We have much in common, having had shops ourselves. And we are having a giveaway too, so hop on over!

Vintage Market Place said...

added the giveaway to my blog :)
Amy

Robin said...

Great prizes. Count me in please. Thanks!

SimpleThingsSweetLife said...

I'm already a follower!

SimpleThingsSweetLife said...

And I already like your FB page!

SimpleThingsSweetLife said...

But most of all, I too LOVE vintage things. I would love to go back in time and be a mother of little ones in the 1940s...have a Victory Garden, cook in my apron and dress, and walk to the market. Have loved finding your blog!

SimpleThingsSweetLife said...

Oh, and lastly, I posted the link to your blog and giveaway on my blog's FB page. : )

Donna

Heidi said...

I didn't know you had a shop! Cool! I love this party BTW ~ such a great idea!
:)Heidi

Heidi said...

I follow!
:)Heidi

Heidi said...

I am going to "like" you on FB and I will try to post about your giveaway too!
:)Heidi

Lindsey said...

I follow you now! :) Thank you for your Etsy linky parties!

Lindsey said...

I liked you on facebook!

Lindsey said...

Love the bunting picture posted on your facebook page! :) I'd love to see pictures of where you use buntings to decorate!

Claudia said...

Did you know the You've Got Mail is based on a movie called The Shop Around the Corner? Starring Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullivan. One of my absolute favorites, filmed in the 40's. That's where they got the title of Meg Ryan's bookstore from.

I already am a follower.

xo
Claudia

gena said...

Goodness, you have been a busy young woman ! What a great post - loved reading all about you. And, what a terrific give-a-way !

thanks for sharing,
gena

gena said...

I'm a follower !

gena

gena said...

I like you, I really, really like you !
Wait, are you too young to "get" that reference ? Sally Field - Oscars : D

thanks again for the chance to win the very nifty give-away loot !

gena

michele said...

a happy happy follower who would be grateful to win such a prize!

so happy to learn more about you and your creative past, stacey!

michele

Alice said...

Wow, what a resume you have there! I've always dreamed of being a shop owner, but right now any business would fail in right now our tiny town (not even big enough to be called a city).

I'd love to win this issue of FMS. The cover alone is a keeper.

Alice said...

I'm already a follower of your blog.

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

What a resume you have for only being 34! I would love to enter your great giveaway.

Danielle

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I am already a follower.

Danielle

Alice said...

I liked you on FB. And by the way, those tea towels and the flash card banner are adorable!!!!

Alice said...

I posted this on the sidebar of my blog.

Cozy Little House said...

Stacey, you were really young to own your own business! I looked for that mag yesterday and couldn't find it. I was tempted to actually spend some money! I love the red ribbon you are showing in the banner. Cute as can be!
Brenda

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

We are sooo alike! lol But I think you already knew that. ;) And yes, I am a NIGHTY NIGHT OWL as well!!!

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

And of course, you know I've been a follower of your awesome blog!!!

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

And I posted it on my sidebar!!!

Have a fabulous weekend!!!

Gail said...

How exciting, thanks for this great giveaway and I can't wait to join up with your Etsy link party also!

Gail said...

And now I'm a follower of your cute blog, yay!

Funky Finds said...

This magazine looks awesome! I'd love to win!

Jessica D.
info(at)funkyfinds(dot)com

Funky Finds said...

I'm a Facebook fan!

User name: Jessica Hood Dougherty
info(at)funkyfinds(dot)com

I invite you to visit my Facebook page, too --> http://facebook.com/funkyfinds

Vintage Country Girl said...

We are so like minded! Why get up in the morning when you have all night to get it done. My thoughts exactly! Wow, your list of jobs sounds right up my alley! What a fun life you've lead. BTW...You've got mail is also one of my favorites. I would've loved to own her bookstore!

Vintage Country Girl said...

Just liked you on facebook!. Liked you already, though!

Lytles said...

I liked the pretty tea towels!

Angela said...

I am a night owl too!! Even when I am in my bead, I have my sketch-book beside me! I fall to sleep thinking of ideas - mostly vintage-themed!

Angela said...

oh -- and I am already a follower :)

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Hi Stacey! Just go my link up for the linky party...thank you!
Love your giveaway and would love to throw my name in the hat!!
paula:)

Something Nice and Pretty said...

You sure have had experience in retail, good for you! I worked for Kaufmann's and Macy's in cosmetics so I know a little of what you did, not easy!
Love the way you decorate, I wish I owned a house for every decorating style there is:)

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I've been a happy follower, and I love the banner that you have included in your giveaway!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I did a post on my blog about your giveaway!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Your blog is so cute, and I think your giveaway is very generous!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I am now following your blog!

ArtsyNina said...

Your job history certainly sounds interesting! Was Marshall Fields as fun as I imagine? And owning a shop-total *dream come true* (I plan on pursuing that after raising kids- just can't imagine doing it all right now!)

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

I love this giveaway! Hope I win it :)

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Happily following you :) Thanks for linking up at Market Your Biz and Giveaways.

~~Carol~~ said...

Ahhhh, vintage. It's my favorite word! So obviously I really need that sweet banner you made! And poor me, I don't have a single CK thing, so I would love to win those towels too. I also need that magazine, because I'm too cheap to buy my own!
It's too bad you aren't a shop owner anymore, because I bet it would be fantastic and I would trek all the way to Chicago just to see it!

~~Carol~~ said...

I'm a follower, and I love seeing your beautiful home!

Amy said...

What a great giveaway!!!

Amy said...

I'm also a follower!

Cindy said...

Great giveaway! Love your blog, I just stumbled across it. I'm a new follower!

Cindy
cindy4pg@yahoo.com

Cindy said...

"Liked" your page on facebook too!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Please enter me too and I'm hitting the follower button so I don't miss a thing here, lovely!!

Etcetorize said...

I'm a follower~

Etcetorize said...

Great givewaway! I would love a close up look at Flea Market Style~

passionfruitprincess said...

Beautiful blog and I would love to win. Thank you!
Ana Paula.

passionfruitprincess said...

I am following you now. Just found your blog and I am loving it!
Ana Paula.

JunkySouthernGurl2 said...

I am a follower!

Andi (andiegoinson@hotmail.com)

JunkySouthernGurl2 said...

Very nice blog! Thx so much for the giveaway :-)

Andi

JunkySouthernGurl2 said...

I like you on FB!!

Andi

Melanie said...

This is such a nice giveaway...thank you for the opportunity! It's fun to read about someone who shares some basic similarities to me...a 34 yo Midwest mom who loves vintage style and tries to cram everything that needs to be done into the day. And I also have more energy at midnight than in the morning. lol I'm just starting into vintage style so these magazines have been such an inspiration as I start out! Thanks again!

Melanie said...

I'm also a follower of your blog! :)

Chelsea girl said...

Bah your taste is so beautiful! And I love that you have done so many jobs, I don't want to do the same thing for ever. Pretty please pick me!

Chelsea girl said...

P.S. now I'm following you and gleaning ideas from you shamelessly!

Rachel said...

love your blog and wowsers!! you have got a lot of great life experiences under you belt!!
awesome giveaway...would be delighted to win!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are things I especially love, too! The magazine is always a treat to read! Thanks for a chance to win! ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm a follower! Hugs! ♥

Jenny said...

awesome! great giveaway! I love all things vintage as well.

everydayVALENTINE said...

i love vintage too...so fun to find your blog...xoxo *laura*

Elsina said...

What a great giveaway! I also love vintage!

Elsina said...

I am a follower!

Elsina said...

and like you on facebook!

rachel said...

i'd love a copy of that magazine!

rachel said...

subscribed via email :)

rachel said...

liked on FB :)

SueLovesCherries said...

I would follow you if I could, but your sidebar just says Fairytale Followers, with no link to become a follower!

SueLovesCherries said...

Now for my "comment"! I would absolutely love to have a copy of that magazine - I need something to drool over!

SueLovesCherries said...

And, last, I've "posted" about you on my sidebar!

Thanks for offering such a nice giveaway!

The Primitive Home said...

Goodness my dear...you are a busy gal! I adore vintage as well...
Would LOVE the mag and those towels are beautiful!!

The Primitive Home said...

I'm already a follower. :)

The Primitive Home said...

Your give a way has been linked on my blog. :)

FancieStrands said...

Love the banner!

FancieStrands said...

Im following on facebook.

FancieStrands said...

Already a blog follower.

Tracy said...

Love the blog!

Tracy said...

I'm a follower, too!

Debby said...

Very cute giveaway. Love the idea of the flash cards for a banner.

Debby said...

What a cute blog. I am definetly following.

Bluebell Woods said...

I would love a chance to win something. I have no luck but thats OK I will try anyway as I check out the rest of your blog.
I know I will be inspired.
Janice

Bluebell Woods said...

I just followed you and posted on facebook so thank you again
janice

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

I'm a new follower. Love your Blog!



sandraallen260@centurytel.net

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

I would Love to be entered in your Giveaway!



sandraallen260@centurytel.net

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

I "Liked" you on Facebook.


sandraallen260@centurytel.net

Kristen {Savvy Deets Bridal} said...

What an adorable blog you have! I have! Love this giveaway!

Kristen {Savvy Deets Bridal} said...

I have liked you on Facebook as well!

Debbie said...

What an adorable blog you have!
I came over from Rondell's blog...Something Nice and Pretty.
I LOVE vintage linen, and use it for pillows, and all over the place in my home. I had a shop too, but had to close about five years ago.
Great give away!

Debbie said...

I am now your newest follower!

crftyduchess said...

enjoyed reading your post, thnx 4 the chance!!

ctymice at gmail dot com

crftyduchess said...

Follower of A Sort Of Fairytale(Lori Thomas)

ctymice at gmail dot com

crftyduchess said...

"Like" A Sort Of Fairytale on Facebook(Tudor Rose)

ctymice at gmail dot com

Agnes said...

I love your blog and vintage. Tweeted this and following you. Love Orange Ribbon. Thanks for the Giveaway.

Agnes said...

LIKED "A Sort Of Fairytale"

Agnes said...

I know I mentioned it before, but I picked the color orange for the ribbon for the handmade vintage inspired Flash Card Banner. I really love it..especially with orange ribbon...would definitely love & appreciate this..super unique.

Agnes said...

I'm a Google Follower of A Sort Of Fairytale

TeenaBugg38 said...

I adore all things vintage!! Thanks for a chance to win!!! BTW I just LOVE that flash card banner....how stinkin cute!!!

TeenaBugg38 said...

I just became a follower of your awesome blog!

TeenaBugg38 said...

Just liked you on facebook! Ohhhh and if I win (crossing my fingers) I would love that banner with red ribbon.....red is my fave!

Mary Ellen said...

So glad I found your sweet blog!! What a lovely giveaway!

Mary Ellen said...

I am following you now!

Mary Ellen said...

And also liked you on Facebook!

notes of sincerity said...

I loved reading your post. What a fun life you have led. So many wonderful experiences. :0)
Thank you for a lovely give a way. :0)
Hugs.
Trish

Jerusalem said...

So lovely! Excited about the giveaway - good luck to everyone!

Jerusalem said...

I am a follower : )

ragamuffinbeauties said...

Love the flash card banner...so cute!

birdie blue said...

would love to enter your lovely give-away, miss stacey.


so crossing my fingers.
xo
molly

birdie blue said...

and you know i'm a long time follower of your lovely blog. who wouldn't want to follow you?

xo
molly

Lorrie Everitt Studio said...

cute blog ... just popped over from the blog guidebook!

Lorrie Everitt Studio said...

I'm now a follower!

Lorrie Everitt Studio said...

liked on facebook ... liked your post about the free digital downloads too. I have them on my blog every once and a while too.

Angi @ CokiePop said...

What a fab giveaway. Glad I found out about your site. :)

Angi @ CokiePop said...

I am now following your wonderful site. I will be back often for more inspiration. :)

Kimberly R. said...

I'd love a chance to enter your wonderful giveaway - love anything vintage or antique!!
Thanks :)

Kimberly R. said...

I am a new follower - Thanks!

Kimberly R. said...

I like your Facebook page - Thanks!

Sherry said...

Awesome giveaway! Count me in.
Sherry

Sherry said...

I am a follower!
Sherry

Sherry said...

I liked you on Facebook and I'll go put this in my sidebar!
Thanks

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Please enter me in your give away !

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I am a follower !

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I like you on Facebook !

Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl said...

Yay! What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl said...

I follow "A Sort of Fairytale" via GFC...

Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl said...

I like you on FB!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. I just looked at this magazine today while I was in a store. Didn't buy it, but I would love to have it. Your banner made with the flashcards is so cute.

tgazmommy said...

I heart all of this! I really love to use all things vintage and used to make something new again!

forr2girls said...

I liked you on facebook...

forr2girls said...

love your blog...

Michelle said...

I was already looking for how to follow as I was half way through your post :)
(I am v new to this blogging stuff as you can probably tell)
Would love to win this prize, have only seen this mag on blogs but sadly not here in Australia (yet- I hope) - the other goodies look really sweet too.
I really identify with all the jobs as I am 31 and still haven't found my ideal job but can rattle off a whole list of places where I have worked while trying to use my Bachelor of Commerce degree in Retailing Management ... some of that has also been due to moving state to state as my hubby is in the army. Anyway, I am really impressed with your blog and feel at home here already, sorry for such a long comment

wickedfaerie said...

Hi,

I am a follower of your cute blog, please enter me in this lovely giveaway.

Thanks,
Sue

wickedfaerie13@gmail.com

I am having a Halloween Giveaway starting today so stop on by.

myrna said...

Love the suitcase shelves on the front cover. Hope the magazine tells How-to!

Red Gate Farm said...

Fabulous giveaway! I love that flash card banner :)

~Chris

Red Gate Farm said...

And I'm already a follower!

~Chris

Comeca Jones said...

I am a follower! This is a great giveaway Im crossin my fingers!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Oh my...I would LOVE to WIN this awesome giveaway...please count me in.

Blessings,
Linda

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I'm a happy follower:) #1

Blessings,
Linda

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I'm a happy follower. #2

Blessings,
Linda

vikki said...

Love your blog. Love the giveaway. Heres hoping I win.

vikki said...

I'm a new follower.

Boho Farm and Home said...

oh Stacey! I already follow you and like you on FB! xoxo
Caroline

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Thank you so much for the contest!! The banners are so cute!

inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

i'm a gfc follower!

inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

Ruby Jean said...

What a GREAT giveaway...would love to enter...

Ruby Jean said...

I am a happy Friend ( follower.. ;)

Ruby Jean said...

Just Liked on FB... : )

Karen said...

Oooh! A new magazine for me to start collecting:) I haven't heard of this one before. I will have to investigate...

myrna said...

It would be a fun sort of fairytale to win this prize - Love every part of it!