Wednesday, May 13, 2009

100th post giveaway!

This is my 100th blog post! I think it's time to do something special, so I have a little surprise for everyone: a giveaway! I've been trying to think of a prize that everyone could be excited about, and I finally found it!


It's a 1955 issue of Pageant magazine. It has something for everyone and it seems to magically capture the era so well. There are articles about polio vaccine, the hydrogen bomb, unhappy American women...


Not only that, but there are articles (including lovely pictures) about Eva Marie Saint, Shirley Jones, and Venetia Stevenson.


Etiquette tips from Emily Post, a feature on Ernest Hemingway at home, how to dance the Mambo...


It's really an amazing magazine! And it's in excellent condition. Of course, it does have some flaws -- I found a whole section of jokes about how bad women are at driving (ha ha). I guess it's just a sign of the times, but I can forgive them because there's also an adorable feature where they interviewed all the tenants of some random apartment building. So cute.

Now! THE DETAILS! All you have to do for a chance to win this is to leave a comment on this post. I will use a random number generator to choose a winner on Wednesday, May 20th. Feel free to tell your friends, though it might decrease your chance of winning! Hope everyone is having a lovely day!

22 comments:

  1. Yay! I'm really excited now, I would love to have that magazine! :)

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  2. I love this. Th year 1955 is the year my parents were married. :)

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  3. woot! congrats on your 100th! totally awesome prize!! hope your day is beautiful :)

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  4. I love it: 50 million Unhappy American Women Can't Be Wrong. I want to win just to read that article. What's the slant: they are mal-adjusted, or they really, truly can't be wrong? Tres interesante.

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  5. Oops, can't be RIGHT? Oh Lord...

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  6. Happy 100 Posts! Keep it up because I love reading your blog! You are too cute.

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  7. Congrats on your 100th!

    That 1950's mag looks just so fun!

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  8. Oh man, that is a GREAT prize. Congratulations on your 50th post. I would love to flip through such a magazine as that--I adore the 50s aesthetic.

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  9. This is an awesome giveaway Rebecca! I love love love vintage magazines. They're really hard to find too... I also love the part of your post where you warn people that telling friends might decrease their chances. You really are the perfect example of that Friend Award you gave me... 'not interested in self-aggrandizement'. How awesome you are :) I'm putting a post about your giveaway. xo

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  10. Congratulations! That looks like a great magazine - I've never seen that. I love your clothing photos - I never do that kind of thing (probably the abundance of very boring clothes) but I love it when other people do!

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  11. Happy 100 and here is to another 100 more! congrats! and beautiful choice for a giveaway. i hope i get the lucky number!

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  12. That sounds great. I definitely want to be entered.

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  13. Oooh la la! That magazine looks like a real treasure! I'd love to enter! Thank you - and congrats on your 100th post!!

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  14. what a treasure! I'd love to see it in real life! and happy 100th post :)

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  15. hey who doesn't need tips on how to mambo ? you're a very very generous girl
    x

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  16. I love going through old magazines, and this one looks like a real gem! This is very generous of you :)
    happy 100th post!

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  17. Such a cute idea! Whoever wins it is super lucky! :)

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  18. *jumps up and down with hand raised*

    Oh! Oh! Oh! Pick me! Pick me!

    Oh! Oh!

    *jumps up and down some more*

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  19. I love the images ! sooo vintage !
    lucille

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  20. 1955 is the year my mom was born! this is such a wonderful giveaway - i'll keep my fingers crossed! ^-^

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  21. This is a great find and prize! I want, I want!

    Happy 100th!

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  22. Me me me me! Please please please! To be honest - I am very very bad at driving. But I'm not attributing it to my gender but my very bad coordination skills and high anxiety nature.

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