November 27, 2009

Vintage Black Friday ... The Roundup

Happy Vintage Black Friday FINALE!! ... yes, it's over well, almost ... there's still a boatload of prizes to give out... This little blog party has really gone beyond my initial thought of "wouldn't it be fun to host something ... how about ..." I hesitated at first, who would play along? Won't I look foolish if nobody signs up? Well, I fixed that... the very first person I signed up was my VeryBestFriend, Beth from Gypsy Fish Studios ... heck if I was going down lookin' silly in blogland she was coming with me ... that's what friends are for right? Who knew I would ultimately end up making 31 new VBFs??

Girls, all I can say is simply ... Thank you ... thanks for playing and sharing your vintage black, thanks for checking in on a regular basis and thank you for spreading the word about VBF ... I sincerely hope you have enjoyed playing as much as I have enjoyed hosting ALL of you!!

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I promised you some fun today ... I'll try my best to live up to that ... I've planned THREE party games for today, complete with prizes, you can play in all the games you want~you can win more than one game, and they are ....

NUMBER ONE ... See these two VBF mosaics? We're going to play a little "I spy with my little eye ... something vintage and black" {can you tell I've been hanging out with The Gypsy Prince day and night?} ... all you have to do is spy at least one of your pictures you posted about for VBF, tell me which picture it is and what day you posted it on your blog ... all correct answers will go into a random drawing for a SECRET SURPRISE PRIZE! {yes, it's a good one!}

Only one 'correct' entry per person for the eye-spy game ; )


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GAME NUMBER TWO is a little treasure hunt .. this one's not so easy ..... I've hidden the infamous "VBF" initials on prizes in all three of my etsy shops .... go search here, here, and here .... when you find a photo with "VBF" on it... you win that particular prize, IF you are the FIRST person to find it and TELL me were you've found it via a comment here ... dig deep, may not be the first photo in a series ... the "VBF" may be faint .. it's a challenge ... lots of prizes hiding here at this game!! {more than one in each different shop}

Prizes will be deleted as they are found ...
Additional note added: You can find as many prizes as you wish, please send each one in a separate comment .... you will win your first correct answer and this will be the only comment for this game of yours I will publish .... IF there are leftover prizes at the end of game time ... I will go back thru the comments {that weren't posted} to see if you qualify for any additional 'un-found' prizes.
Note added Saturday morning at 7 am ... there are still 2 more prizes in game number 2 waiting to be found!!

THE THIRD AND FINAL GAME is "pass on the love" game ... For any NEW follower of my blog that mentions YOUR name in a comment to me will go into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate that can be used at any of my on-line shopping venues Gypsy Brocante.com Vintageology.etsy, Gypsy Flea Market.etsy, or Gypsy Brocante.etsy
example, new follower is added once to drawing and you are added every time a 'newbie' mentions your name ... the more people that pass your name along the greater your chance of winning! ... this will continue thru Sunday, November 29th's post ... Talk it up girls, you have two plus days to up your odds!

Here's a button you can use for an easy link to my blog ... make sure you link the button back here AND remind them to "pass on the love" and mention your name!!



And just because I can ... random prizes this week are going to .....

1.)Nerina from NicNacManiac for finding this gypsy related vintage black item and for making me smile and always lifting my spirits.


2.)Michelle from Vintage Junky for driving the same vintage car as me ... a very old Jeep Grand Wagoneer
3.)Marie from Lemondrop Vintage for all the fabulous photos and layouts she designed each week for VBF ... she has ressurected my inner 80's more than once!
4.)Diana from Vintage Blue Studio for being a fellow jewelry designer, a fellow Etsy seller, and mostly a fellow Jersey girl!
5.)Anne from Fiona and twig for having a huge Teaxan heart, gotta love this gal, ya'll!

email me your mailing info girls to claim your prizes: gypsybrocante@gmail.com

Nope I didn't forget THE GRAND PRIZE a $50 shopping spree at Gypsy Brocante.com, AND once again, I've opened it up to ALL of my on-line shopping venues .... Vintageology.etsy, Gypsy Flea Market.etsy, or Gypsy Brocante.etsy

Reminder on how I'll pick the grand prize winner ... ALL comments that were left each week on my posts for Vintage Black Friday have gone into the pile for a random drawing, including this week's post.

I will be drawing the grand prize winner, and all prize winners from today's games on this Sunday evening, November 29th ... I will also post a list all of the winners at that time ... make sure you check back to see if you've won something or somethings {plural}!

I hope you are all back from your early bird black Friday shopping and can now have some fun shopping {winning} here for the best price of all FREE!! What are you waiting for?? On your mark, get set, GO!!



33 comments:

  1. Oh, what fun, and I just LOVE the mosiacs! Congratulations to the random prize winners!

    Okey, I spy

    Denise and the Old Car was posted on 11/20

    Elwoods label, gloves on tray, earrings and brooch were posted on 11/6

    The paddy wagon and hearse were posted on 10/23

    Jill this truly has been so much fun! It's been a grand learning experience and I made some new friends along the way!

    Hugs,
    Marsha

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  2. Game # 2 VBF stamped on Gypsy Bundle No.071-Hand Stamped French Muslin Ribbon-Marie Antoinette Series wrapped around mannequin's neck

    Hugs,
    Marsha

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  3. Hi Marsha!! Okay, you must be the only one not out shopping the malls right now, lol!! You can stop or not .... IN game #2 I will delete the prizes as they are won, but I'll keep your comments secret on other prizes you've found ... this way, if no one else finds them you win that prize as well. Does this make sense?

    Happy hunting!

    xo
    Jill

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  4. Yikes...the pressure!
    OK, found vintage millinary flowers white in your etsy shop
    Laura

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  5. OK, me again
    On Oct. 29th ....Vintage Black Friday 2 .....the rhinestone F in the corner of the first mosaic....that was mine!....There are others but you said just one...so Ill stop now!
    Too much fun!
    :) Laura

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  6. Hi Jill,

    Sounds good to me!!! I like a bargain as much as the next guy but I don't like crowds so the day after Thanksgiving is the day I put up my Christmas decorations.

    I also do the majority of my shopping on line :)

    This really has been a lot of fun, Jill, and I want to thank you for all your hard work!!! I put your Share The Love button up on my blog front and center!

    Hugs,
    Marsha

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  7. oh oh! i spy my silhouette collection (first mosaic, first column, 3rd photo down) posted on Wednesday, November 11 in "Rearranging"!!! (and i see a couple more things of mine, too! :-) gee, i feel famous!! thanks for letting me play along...it was AWESOME! i wish i could have participated more but i ran out of stuff to share! maybe you can do another VBF next year..that'll give me time to build up my "arsenal" of vintage black goodness! happy final VBF!

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  8. Piano - 11/13, phone 9/25, great-grandma's photo 11/20, beaded purse 10/23, hat 10/9 and baby shoe 10/2

    xo
    Claudia

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  9. Game No. 2 Gypsy Bundle No. 44 - 3yds hand-stamped muslin ribbon.

    xo
    Claudia

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  10. Hehe...I had to go take out my contacts so that I could see better.
    Game No. 1...is one little black shoe and a black flower turquoise tin posted on Fri. Nov. 20th.
    I see that Game No. 2 was won already...Picture No. 003e, Christmas Holy St. Jude Guardian Angel Earrings, (3rd pic.)

    As for the last game, I am a fairly new blog so I dont get many comments but I will give it a try and send bloggers your way.

    Thanks for the fun...Good times..Good Times...

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  11. I love this game, Jill - I'll keep playing! Love your mosaics...I want to thank you for hosting this, and for your generous prizes. You've made this such fun!

    xoxo
    Claudia

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  12. Thanks so much for holding this event Jill! Also, thanks for picking me! And I see two of my VBF items in the first mosaic. The black purse from this week and the sad little tintype girl from last week. Thanks again!!!

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  13. Hi Jill, how much fun you have all had, and I have had so much fun looking at all of your posts! Looking forward to Vintage Christmas Mondays too! Love to you... Bisous... Julie Marie PS Now I must visit your Etsy shop!

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  14. Hello again Jill, I need to let you know I found your blog and became a follower through sweet Marsha at Sassy Mini Dolls! Bisous... Julie Marie

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  15. Hi Jill, Mosaic #2..#8 on 2nd row Lady w/car. Nov. 13.
    Mosaic #2.. #47 on the last row Maid/key hole. Nov. 19.
    Game #2..vintage millinery flowers bright pink, Stamped w/VBF.
    You really are good with games...julie

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  16. I came over from Sylvia's at My Trinkets and she said to mention that and both our names would be in a drawing.
    so, here i am doing that! =0))

    While i am here, I just want to thank you again for hosting Vintage Black Fridays. It was very fun!!

    blessings

    barbara jean

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  17. oooh! I spy me in that first mosaic in my swingin' vintage black dress!

    I posted that on Nov 19th.

    thanks for such great games!!

    Now off to ETSY.

    Blessings

    barbara jean

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  18. I FOUND ONE

    Two blue old vinatge galss bottles.

    YAY!!

    thanks

    barbara jean

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  19. I found another VBF on "No.031 Necklace-Glamour Girl, Crystal Prism,Rhinestones,Smokey Quartz, and a Hotel Key!" Oooh, I love "I SPY!"
    What FUN, Jill!

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  20. You are a real event planner girl! Thanks so much for the random draw prize...I feel so honored!! VBF has been a fun ride and it has made me slow down and cherish the good old dayz!! Thanks so much for doing this, it has really worked out well!

    Game #1 - Mosiac #2 - 1st row 2nd picture, posted Friday November 6th.

    Thank you Jill, you are an inspiration to Gypsies everywhere!!
    Go Girl! Big VBF Hugs XoXo Nerina :)

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  21. Oh my gosh!!! thanks so much! Mr. Hughes will be thrilled that the old Jeep won me a prize!

    Smiles~ Michelle

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  22. First, THANK YOU so much for hosting VBF. I had such a great time not only finding things to post, but also visting everyone else's sites!

    Okay Game Number 1:
    The Vintage Black Thermometer was mine and I posted it on October 30th

    The Black Globe is mine and I posted it on November 13th.

    Now on to the others!
    Smiles~
    Marilyn

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  23. Game #2:

    Gypsy Bundle No 070, Hand Stamped Muslin Ribbon.
    The VBF is on the Mannequin!

    Smiles~
    Marilyn

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  24. Just a quick note my dear VBF.....thank you so much for such fun and vintage inspiration....oh and btw thanks for the feature of my vintage feet...bottom left corner of second mosaic....posted 10/16.,."when you least expect it expect it" can you name the person that this vintage quote came from?
    {{gypsy hugs}}
    Beth

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  25. This is my first time visiting your blog so alas I am behind in the game. Charming!

    Please come enter my GIVEAWAY.

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  26. Found one !! Small vintage tray - Vintageology listing #34346787
    Jonna :-)

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  27. small vintage brown leather coin purse
    on your etsy shop. Such a fun contest, Thanx, Kelli Hansen

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  28. I HAD to leave another post to say it was a HARD contest because I kept getting caught up in the beauty of the jewelry and the other fun stuff on your etsy shops that I kept dreaming of where I would put such and such an item, in my house and how am I going to get something without my husband knowing about it. Thanx for such a great place to visit, dream and just enjoying. Kelli

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  29. Sassy Marsha suggested your blog...and boy am I glad she did! You have wonderful pieces here! And I think I saw a cow cream pitcher in your etsy shop widget...my grandmother had a purple set when I was a child. I owned it for a while too. truly an interesting piece! =D
    Deborah

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  30. I soy with my little eye.. a pic of my mom and grandmother, and a picanny freeze sign. I posted them 11/19/09. Black Friday.. an new twist!! I love the collage!!!!!!

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  31. Hi Jill...
    I found you through the Carnival Christmas, and just had to pop over and see your blog. What a fun time this has been. Now I also see you have another fun post going on here with Black Friday. Looks like you all had lots of fun. I recognize a lot of the ladies here too.

    I have signed up to follow you. I can't wait to sew what you share next. Please pop over and say hi. I would be so honored if you signed up to follow my blog as well.

    Country hugs...Sherry

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  32. Hi Jill,

    Game #3...Marsha with Sassy Mini Dolls posted about your giveaway and I'm glad to have found your blog through Marsha...It's gorgeous! Now I'm heading over to your Etsy store!!

    Hugs,
    Karyn

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  33. I just came over from Sassy Marsha's blog to help her win! I also signed up to follow your blog. It looks like loads of fun going on here.

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