Thursday, October 13, 2011

October 13

I can't believe we're almost half way through this give away!  In fact, I'm a little sad about it. I've had so much fun posting the items every night, and then reading all of your comments throughout the day. Thank you so much!

Todays addition is a set of 6 antique french sales receipts. When I bought these, the french seller described them as "garage sale" receipts. However I've never know garage sales to include receipts, and these  look somewhat official so Im not 100% sure of their origins. Unfortunately I can't read all of the receipt, so if anyone can offer more information on the details of these beauties, please let me know!

No matter what they may say, they are great pieces of ephemera, and have a certain je ne sais quoi... 



How the give away works:
Every single day of October I will be adding a fabulous vintage treasure to the prize pot. Then, on November 1st I will select one winner to receive ALL of the items! I have gone through my personal collection of goodies to bring you over 30 of the most fun, unique, inspiring treasures and I hope you love all of them as much as I do.Be sure to check back everyday to see the daily addition :) 

How do you enter? 
First, you must be a following this blog. (you can become a follower by clicking the "join this site" button on the right sight of the screen).  Then to be entered, simply leave a comment on the daily give away post. That's it! 

How many times can you enter?
You can enter one time each day- for a grand total of 30 chances. 

Want to increase your luck?If you have a blog, Facebook page, website, or any sort of public forum and you spread the news about my give away complete with a link I will DOUBLE your total number of entries. Yes, double! Please make sure you send me a link to where you have shared the information so I know to double your entries :)

18 comments:

Carmen Sutton & Jean Hohulin said...

I agree with you, pretty offical for a yard sale, but may be the French are just that way! I agree with your mom why are there not tons of followers taking advantage of your give away! I think it is one of the most creative ones I've seen.

Kathy Barrick said...

Me tooooooo!

fancylinda said...

I think they may be gas station receipts. "Essence" means gas in French (although it could also mean a plant essence or perfume. But the amounts being purchased (15 liters) seem to suggest it would be gas and not perfume essence. Whatever they are, they are very cool!

fancylinda said...

I just had another thought - maybe the seller called them "garage sale" receipts because he meant that they were from a car garage, like one that sells gas? That would make perfect sense!

Debbie said...

Qu'est-ce un merveilleux ajout à l'giveaway. Je voudrais pouvoir parler le français afin que je puisse les lire!

P.S. No I can't speak or read French, but I can use Google translate!! Wonderful addition.

Frances said...

I think fancylinda might be on to something! You know, buying gas isn't a thrill, but it becomes that way when you get a French hand-written receipt in pretty penmanship!

Marlene said...

I'll ask my french friend.
Fun!!!

Lauren said...

Whatever they are, they sure are cool.

WondrousStrange said...

Lovely French memorabilia.Hope to get to a blog posting this weekend about your amazing give a way!!! You are so generous!!

Liz said...

oh Linda- you are good! Thanks for pointing that out to all of us. I'm gonna throw your name in an extra time just for that :)

Angela said...

Very interesting!!

Laurie said...

Linda is clever, and I'll bet she is onto something. Isn't anything in French lovely-sounding?

fanciful devices said...

oh the bright colors! gorgeous. fancilinda- you are a smart lady!

Deborah said...

Oh these are so coll with the bright colors and the french writing ooh la la

WW said...

Very cute!

Melissa said...

Found your exciting giveaway via Vintage Rescue Squad... I'm going through to enter everyday. Loving this whole collection!

Melissa
melissasantiques.blogspot.com

Jaime said...

I am a new follower and have enjoyed reading all of you posts.

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