Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Pick Your Prize Give-away

To celebrate the 1 year anniversary of Cul-De-Sac Shack, I'm having a give-away!  Yes, I have been secretly hording goodies from your eyes in preparation for this event.  With this give-away, I'm doing something a little different.  I'm letting you pick your prize!  I have four different prize lots below, each with unique and fun mid-century finds.

Here are the rules:  You must be a follower of Cul-de-sac Shack to enter (I do check to make sure you're a follower).  There are a few of you that follow through Google Reader and regularly leave comments, so that I know you are following.  You are welcome to enter as well.  To enter, leave a comment stating what your favorite prize lot is, also state what your second favorite prize lot it.  Why do I ask for your first and second favorite prize lots?  Well, if I get over 20 entries, I'm going to give away 2 prizes.  This way, if you are the second drawn and your first choice has been spoken for, you can still get a prize.  Leaving a comment will get you one entry.  You may get a second entry by posting about this on your blog.  Please leave a link to your blog in your comment, as I will check to make sure that you have posted about it.  (Teachers love rules :P).  I will use a random number generator to choose the winner.  Entries will be numbered in order of receipt.  If you are the first comment, you are entrant number 1 and so on.

Here are your prize choices:

1.  The Pretties

What's included:  Back row: Three pretty floral serving bowls manufacturer unmarked; Middle row: Fashion Two Twenty bath oil bottle (milk glass), two milk glass toothpick holder type things (like my precision of language?), two Haviland & Co. Limoges plates (Haviland, France), and a Porcelaines d'Are Limoges France footed cup; Front row: Korlis China "Exotique" plate (Made in Japan) and a pair of vintage navy blue gloves.

2.  Golden Glitz

What's included: Golden yellow table cloth with white printed design; "Parisian Prints" All Pure Linen "Calories" tea towel with original sticker; Yellow-gold divided bowl "Lane & Co (c) 1960, Van Nuys, Calif. U.S.A., 3000"; a clear glass "Gay Fad" tray with gold design; a smoke glass tray with gold design; and a small amber glass compote.

3.  Frankoma Feast


What's included: Frankoma stein and tray (the stein does have two chips, which I didn't notice until getting things together for this give-away - both can be seen in the picture above if you click on it and enlarge it); two small bean pots marked USA on the bottom, and three fun vintage Solo cup holders (for the old style coffee cup inserts).

4.  Linens and Things

What's included: Three vintage aprons, a bag of vintage gift ribbon, and numerous cards of vintage sewing notions.

Entry period ends at midnight Central Standard Time, Tuesday, September 28, 2010.  Good luck!

** Please note:  These items are vintage.  In the case of linens, I have not washed them.  I am leaving that up to the new owner.  They are in as found condition, all were used and well loved.  They may have a flaw or two.  That is part of their charm, in my opinion.  Also, these items come from a smoke-free home, but not a pet free home.  If there is an issue with these items sharing a home with my dogs Rosco and Chewy, you might not want to enter. **


  1. Yay!!!! I am the first comment! I love this idea. Congrats on one year of amazing posts! So, my first pick is the gold set, and my second pic is the linens. Thanks for the great giveaway!



    Okay, I blogged about the giveaway. I want these babies to come home to me! he he he.

  3. i'm glad to find your blog and i'm a new follower. i like the linens and things first and the golden glitz second :) super generous of you!!


    My first choice is Lot #4. And my second choice is Lot #4.

    Just kidding... Second choice is Lot #2.

    Happy Blogbirthday, Michael!

  5. Congrats! I love number 4 the most and then number 2! Thanks for having this fun drawing!

  6. Oh I love this one!!

    1st choice - Golden Glitz (would fit in my dining room and kitchen perfectly)

    2nd choice - Linens and Things

    I reposted with photos on

    Good luck everyone and CONGRATULATIONS on your first year! I wish you many more great years to come.

  7. Congratulations! It seem like you've been around forever!

    My first choice would be lot 4 (I love ric-rac and use it for gift wrapping) and my second choice would be lot 2. (The Calories dish towel is adorable)

  8. Enter me too! I also love the gold set, it would go perfectly with my yellow 1950's couch! congrats on one year!! :)

  9. Congrats on your one year anniversary! Put me in for the 'Frankoma Feast.....this would start me in collecting quite nicely! Second choice would be the Golden Glitz. Thanks.

  10. First choice lot 3! (but I think we both knew that haha) second choice #2) Congrats on a great blogging year at the Shack! :)

  11. My first choice is #4 Linens and Things and my second pick would be #2 Golden Glitz. Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  12. My first choice it the first one is the #1 the pretties!!

  13. Hello! I'm a new follower, but what a great giveaway! My first pick is the linens, followed bu golden glitz.

  14. Hi! I'm a new follower as well. Fantastic blog! I'd have to pick Golden Glitz as the top lot, and Linens and Things as a second.

  15. HI! Just found you blog - what FUN!
    Then, found a give-away too!!!
    SWEET, Yes, I'm a follower 8-)
    ...and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the Linens in #4 or the Gold in #2 8-)


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