Saturday, December 11, 2010

We are One Year Old! Giveaway


One year ago on Sunday, I started this blog.  And I started it with an oven towel, so it seems fitting to celebrate with an oven towel. 



I made this towel, to give away to one of you, my dear readers.

 If you hang it up in December, it could be thought to be a Christmas towel:  the substantial linen is an attractive olive-y color and the topper is true red. 

But the rest of the year, it's just a pretty hand towel featuring the complementary colors red and green (when in doubt, use complementary colors - they're famous together for a reason!).  The button is from a vintage 1950s wool cape that I have; I had to replace the vintage buttons because some were missing when I bought the cape and I found a close, but not exact, match. 



Now, officially, I want to thank my readers.  You all make this blog more fun and more real than if I was just keeping A Record in a journal somewhere.  I confess that I hang on to your every comment, question, and suggestion.  I adore conversation in real life and bloggy life. 

And I would be so honored if all my lurkers (I know you're out there!) would introduce themselves in the comments of this anniversary post.



To enter the first-ever Thrift at Home giveaway, just leave a comment on this post.  I'll close the comments on Monday evening, December 13, at 6:30pm E.S.T. and draw a winner.



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34 comments:

beth said...

congratulations on a wonderful year of beautiful thrifty living.

Kyleann33 said...

I love reading your blog, and the towel is beautiful. Looks like you have a wonderful hiking spot, I like these photos of your kids.

Jennifer Jo said...

Congratulations, Sweetie! I love this blog, both your creativity and your cleaver way with words. You are an inspiration!

And the towel is pretty, too!

Heritage Farmgirl said...

Well done Margo. I enjoy reading your blog. It shows beauty in an everyday way. Congratulations on this your anniversary.

Marlyn

Stephanie H said...

Margo, I guess you could call me a lurker! I read your blog regularly but rarely post a comment. Congrats on the anniversary! P.S. I saw some of your things at the shop this morning! Well done!

Sylvia said...

Lovely photos! Could be in a travel mag for some far off and exotic vacation destination. One of my favorite things about your blog is the steady reminder of the beauty all around us. Well done!

Ellen F said...

I just found your blog today. I enjoyed all that I have read so far.Congratulations on your anniversary!

Mel said...

happy blogiversary! i've enjoyed reading this blog - alot of great ideas and good food!

Tracy said...

Happy Anniversary! I, too, love the back and forth of blogging. The questions, answers, comments. My hubby is encouraging, too. Every evening he sits to read what I've written. So sweet!

What a pretty towel! I'd love to give it a good home!

Anonymous said...

As I have said before, learned a lot from your blog! Love the ideas and inspirations! Happy Anniversary!

Julie
julie375@aol.com

Crystal said...

Congratulations! I can't believe it's been a year already. I always enjoy reading your posts. I know I'll find encouragement and something I can relate to.

Donna Leavitt said...

I am a lurker, but I love to find new ways to be thrifty and adore your craftiness!

Janelle said...

Simultaneously quaint and edgy. How do you do that? Indeed, this is the only thing I enjoy reading that I'm pretty sure my grandma would enjoy as well. Kudos. :)

Rachel said...

I'm determined to leave more comments on blogs I love. Including yours. Happy blogiversary!! Glad you're keeping the Record for all of us!

ThyHandHathProvided said...

I'm so happy we connected out here in bloggy-land. Happy Anniversary, Margo:-).

Kim said...

Congrats Lady! Following your blog this year has given me such joy and inspiration. You truely do make your life your Art. THANK YOU for sharing it with all of us!

Deanna Beth said...

I'm so glad your blog was born.

Jessica said...

margo, you are dear and i love to read your thrifty lovely posts. keep it up!

Beth said...

I've enjoyed your Record too, though I was surprised to know it's been a year! As in, I figured you'd been keeping this blog a long time! I must have come in pretty close to the beginning, then.

Anyway, it's been fun getting to know you through Thrift At Home.

Eva Girl said...

You must have started just a couple weeks before me then! I started my blog in January - so it's almost been a year for me too : ) I guess we found each other early on then - here's to another great year of blogging! Thankx for all your inspirations and encouragement!

Christian @ Modobject at Home said...

Happy first bloggy anniversary! I enjoy your record of what your make so much. You continually inspire me and challenge me.

A said...

A year?! I would have said 6 months, max. So in someways, it's like a drawn-out version of the book you look up from reading and are like, What? It's midnight already?
(I'd say enter me in the drawing but then I'd be a HOG as I have two hanging up and two in the drawer eager to take their places when they need washed.)

Elaine said...

I really enjoy your blog, especially the recipes!

simplymelissa said...

Congrats Margo. I love being able to 'keep tabs' on what your doing, since your brother and I are so far away. On a side note, my Dad's surgery went very well and he is now cancer free! Praise the LORD.

rachel said...

Hello! I enjoy reading your blog, I discovered it last week and devoured it! I look forward to reading more.

Sara said...

Congrats, Margo! Your blog is absolutely addicting! I've been an avid fan/lurker since Margo's Summer Rice & Beans post.

Jacinta said...

Congrats on one year! It's been fun getting to know you! xo

Susan said...

I guess it wouldn't really be fair to win the lovely oven towel, since I just started reading your blog a month ago ... but I can't resist trying!

So fun to see all the neat stuff you make!

rebwey said...

Congratulations to you, my dear!
xoxoxo

Melanie said...

It's always fun to celebrate the success of an adventurous project! Congratulations :-) I enjoy seeing your creative projects and learning from your skills and experience, and I check in almost every day. Thanks for sharing yourself with us :-)

(And that oven towel is adorable :-)

Laura said...

Happy Anniversary! I always enjoy reading your blog, although I don't always comment. You're a great source of inspiration for recipes and sewing!

PunkRizz said...

Hurray for you! Reading your blog is always one of the high points of my day. Thank you for writing and sharing your beautiful life.

Anonymous said...

I'm delurking to say Happy Anniversary. I didn't realize I'd discovered your blog quite near to the beginning of it. Congratulations. I enjoy your blog - just tried your hot chocolate recipe to rave reviews with the kids. Also have taken Simply in Season out of the library on your recommendation.

Jeanie

K.W in Canada said...

This has been an inspiring, down-to-earth and real blog. I enjoy it immensely and my favorite posts were the Dark Day's meals. I love the incredibly real-ness of your writing. I know that is not truly a word, but I abhor the word "reality" now that it has been commandeered by the media as in "reality show."
Congratulations on your year anniversary and I have enjoyed.

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