Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Matchy Finds and a Giveaway!!!


The other day I found this cotton, presumably 90's, button-down baby-doll dress for $4.50 at Salvos. I like the soft faded plaid AND it even has side pockets! I also picked up the adorable little boy's bow tie on the same trip (the lady didn't even charge me for it :). Aren't they just perfect together?

Among life's simple pleasures, the more common than one might imagine phenomena of thrift finds that magically seem destined to be together is a personal favorite. I love the way the floral print on this recently thrifted skirt ($3, Salvos) and the small flower painting I found for a dollar at the Hospice Thrift compliment one another and seem to call out springtime in unison.


Now, you may be wondering, what in tarnation does any of this have to do with a giveaway? Well first of all, no, I'm not planning to give away the above items. In fact, I'm not even sure yet what I'm planning to give away because that all depends on who enters and wins, and of course what the thrifty powers that be happen to send my way for said person.

As I've mentioned before, since starting this blog, I've discovered my LOVE of thrift swaps, and more specifically, the art of putting together individualized thrift packages. I really can't even tell you how much fun it is for me and if I could make a viable career out of being a personal thrift shopper, I so would.

In relation to the topic of the post, I love how themes seem to always work their way into the putting together of these packages. I'm convinced there is something magical about it all ;)

So, as a way of paying tribute to my one year blogiversary and the reaching of my 200th post, both of which I recently let slip by without noticing, and also just cause I think it would be fun, I'd like to say thanks by giving all my readers, and yes that includes you if you happen to have just randomly stumbled here for the first time, a chance to receive a personalized thrift package put together just for you by none other than yours truly :)

So if you're interested, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post. Simple as that. I'll leave it open for a week (through next Tuesday) then come up with some method of randomly choosing a name probably involving some sort of vessel containing names on pieces of paper and I'll announce the winner later in the week. Good luck!


P.S. - I'm off to Santa Cruz for a few days to visit a good friend I haven't seen since we were both pregnant. We're going to introduce our daughters who are only a few months apart in age for the first time so I'm excited. The weather is supposed to be beautiful and they live near the beach, so it should be lots of fun. I'll continue with my Weekly Picks posts next week. Hope you all have a great week!

59 comments:

Oranges And Apples said...

Hi, that babydoll dress is wonderful!

And I'd love to enter the giveaway.

x

muchlove said...

Oh, I adore the dress and bowtie! What luck to find such a perfect match - and even getting the bow tie for free :D

What a generous giveaway! I'm in :)

: industrious fern : Sarah said...

oooh! yes please, count me in.
Those are v. cute finds btw...

svelteSTUFF said...

FUN! sign me up 8-)

Tammie said...

ooh please sign me up.

i've been reading for a while but this is the first time i've commented. i always feel weird when my first comment is on a giveaway post but i do so love your blog. i love the way clover is always dressed. i've also been wanting to say that so many of the outfits you put together aren't things that i would have thought go together but once i see them on, im amazed at how polished and nice it looks. in that sense, you've inspired me to think outside my own personal comfort zone when thrifting.

happy belated blogiversary.
:)

Hannah said...

How exciting, please count me in! Beautiful finds by the way!

Renee said...

I'm always excited at the thought of suprises. I check your blog all the time your photos are always so inspiring!

Antonella said...

Oh, thank you for the chance, please count me in! Your finds are always inspiring and the way you pair them is so fresh and lovely.

Rowena said...

I should post about the little things I got from the thrift store. The cutest little white blouse sprigged with flowers, and with deconstructed seams. I want to wear it all the time.

fash said...

it's so strange, i was thinking of doing the exact same thing....i think i will, after all my essays are done and dusted :)

kristinak said...

I have been reading for a month or so but haven't commented yet. :)
I adore your style and all the fun treasures that you find. I would love to be included.....

Jenifir said...

A Give-away is a great way to celebrate. I too love the way some thrifting sessions magically find a theme. It seems to happen when the shopping fairies suggest that I need to go to a particular store. Is it a special kind of mother's intuition vestigially remaining from when we need to know were the best berry bushes were to be found in our hunter-gatherer past? Happy Blogiverary and enjoy your trip away (maybe some new thrift stores?)

Sal said...

I am just giggling with excitement at the thought of winning this giveaway, beautiful! What a generous and creative way to celebrate a year of blogging.

Cheetah Velour said...

LOVE the plaid dress! Lucky Lady!

Count me in. :)

melissa said...

yay, happy blogiversary!

Sonya said...

I am SO in:) I haunt your blog, as you well know.

I am not sure how I first found you? Who it was through or linked through, I am just so grateful to have found your blog! What day goes past without a peek into Missa and Clover's day?

Enjoy your mini vacation!

Sonya

ibelieveinunicorns said...

Gosh, that first dress is just perfect! Perfectly worn in, comfy looking and icredibly sweet. The bowtie's really cute too:)

Diana said...

i can't wait to see what it is!!

rebecca said...

thanks for considering me for the giveaway! i love reading about all your fun finds! :)

Eyeliah @ stylesymmetry.com said...

oh yes please, I am in! :-)

Alexa said...

Oooh I love that little painting! So nice of you to think of a giveaway, too! I'd of course love to be in, how could anyone resist? And have fun in Santa Cruz!!

polaris said...

I love your blog and fashion sense. I miss the old thrifting-grounds of SR, as I have moved further north. But I am finding new places to continue the hunt for wonderful finds. Have fun in SCruz! And please count me in on your give-away! How fun!

LBW said...

Those are some great finds. I would love to receive a special give away. Great post!

Christy said...

Congratulations on your one-year anniversary! I've really enjoyed seeing what nifty things you find. Like, for instance, that first set--the dress and bow tie. So perfect. :-)

Annie said...

adorable dress!
i recently became totally addicted to thrift shopping, it's so much more fun and rewarding than shopping at other stores, and you always find amazing and unique stuff. great giveaway!

have fun in santa cruz :)

Chloe said...

i came across your delightful blog about a week ago! i would love to enter in the raffle, your thrift finds are divine. and the pics of your daughter and her wee tiny thrifted threads are so precious!

Emerson Merrick said...

I love putting together little packages for my friends,even the friends I see all the time! I go through stamps like there's no tomorrow.

chelsea said...

congrats on a year -- enjoy your trip!

sadhita said...

Oh, that would be too cool! I love your taste!!

Caroline said...

I am very much interested in having your thrifting services made available to me. Hooray!

Kendra said...

Hi Missa, I've lurked around here for several months, enjoying your thrifty finds and fun pictures. Your enthusiasm and unique eye for thrift style is inspiring!

I'd love to enter the drawing...thrift swaps! yay!

EmilyM said...

Hello, count me in!
I love your blog! You always find the lovliest things, not only for yourself but for clover too! Congrats on the 200 posts
Emily

Manja said...

A giveaway...how fun!

I love that dress you thrifted and the matching bow tie! I always feel like thrifting in Germany and the Netherlands is not as cheap as in the US :( I can hardly wait for summer, my hostmom is also big fan of thrifting, yay :D

KayeStar said...

Happy One Year! And have fun on your mini-vacation!

Please enter me!

ambika said...

Happy blogoversary! & you really are too generous--especially when I think about your amazing thrift eye.

mmsmith said...

enter me! You seem to have great thrifting luck.

hsbrown said...

i've been a silent reader for months now and oh how i would love to have you be my personal thrift shopper! until that day comes, i'll just have to hope to win this. a package from you would surely make any day a happy day. you are a gifted thrift shopper and so inspiring.

marie said...

Your pictures are always so inspiring! Count me in...

Alice said...

Hi! I've just find your blog in Flirk and I love it1 your style is lovely, I love vintage dresses too, so i?ll put you on my blogrll now!!

xoxo from Madrid

Laura said...

Sweet, I'm in!

StrikeMatch said...

Congratulations! I love the skirt and picture matchyness. Plus everyone is going to want your services, because you are a thrifting genius!

Milla said...

I missed this post as a part of all the things that get missed due to sickness, BUT I love that babydoll dress! I have already received my beloved Missa-packages so I recommend it for one and all. Count me out of the raffle though 'cos that'd be unfair.

Many many hugs

Diane said...

What a completely generous giveaway - it's customized! I've often thought that I wish you were with me when I'm thrifting because I have a hard time finding clothes for myself -- but I'm so certain that you would find something lovely in no time!

Enjoy your getaway :)

OwlFace said...

i'm going to santa cruz this weekend too!
i hope you have a great time! : )

Ashlee said...

the daffodil picture is lovely.

enjoy your time in santa cruz.
i was there last week.
if you are not a meat-eater, try the saturn cafe downtown.
yummy.

Leandra said...

Happy (belated) blogiversry (blirthday?)
I'd love to enter the giveaway

Jen said...

I love your site and the things you wear. I am in love with the new, yet old, springy-bohemian looks you've been putting together. Please put my name in your drawing!
Thanks!

PS Your little girl is so adorable.

Ciara said...

What a bunch of loveliness here today Missa! Hope you're enjoying the break and the sunshine.

And count me in too! :-)

Kennedy said...

whoa i would so love to do a thrift swap with you any day of any week!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Oh my goodness, I love finding vintage treasures just about as much as I like receiving them! And I adore surprises too....sign me up. This is my first visit to your blog...but I will stop by again.

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Hope you are having a nice visit in Santa Cruz!

Spandexpony said...

Have a wonderful time in Santa Cruz--- how exciting for all of you! Also, terrific contest!

Nanci Lycett said...

Hello, I've been lurking for a while now, but can't resist your offer! I'm a California girl relocated to Pennsylvania, and a thrifter from way back.

a cat of impossible colour said...

Yay, am officially entered! :) I love that plaid dress.

rumcupcake said...

ooh i hope i win!!!

Kate said...

Gorgeous plaid dress!!
Reminds me of Dorothy's dress and would look extra cute with red shoes!

Rebecca said...

Hi there, I just found your blog after googling "Cabbages and Roses", and I love it. I am going to make you my honourary friend and hope maybe I can celebrate some of my finds with you! Thanks for giving me another reason to skive at work! :)

mysterycreature said...

Blimey, you say giveaway and we all come running!

I'd love to be entered, of course!

sarahsmithinaustin@yahoo.com said...

fingers crossed!

becky said...

I love reading your blog...it motivates me to go thrifting more often. I used to go all the time but I haven't found a really great thrift store in the area I live in now. You remind us that a great thrift store find is right around the corner.