The New Year and One Gift-Away Celebration

Did you start your day watching the parade?  I mean the big parade...The Tournament of Roses Parade from Pasadena, California!

(A close-up of roses used to create a parade float)

It seems to be a tradition in most households!

I am amazed how the architects  (I do mean highly skilled people)  can cleverly make all those flowers do and stay the way they are meant to do and stay!

( A Chariot Race during the 1908 Tournament of Roses; later replaced by the Rose Bowl Game)

Now I grew up building floats out of crepe paper, toilet paper, and chicken wire!  I know, I know...dating my age just a wee bit!!

Sort of looks like diagrams in Chem Class!!

Fancy Shmancy paper!!

Welllll, we all know that crepe paper comes in many colors and after using the colors your fingers, hands and even faces turn colors too!!

The gift-away...

Now for a drumrooooooolllll please...    "93 happy friends on the wall, 93 happy friends...take one down...NO, NO, NO... add one, and then another...to 100+ happy friends on the wall..."

Here Ye, Here Ye...for all those who have read, are reading, will read the stories about 'my friend and me' in our adventures in southern junkin'...

A GIFT...yes, that's right, a gift will be awarded to one lucky friend upon the blog reaching 100+ friends!

The rules you ask?
Ummm, oh yes, the rules!  How about this:

1.  Friend my blog!  (whew, that's easy enough!)

2.  Leave a comment!  (I love to read what y'all are thinking!)

3.  If you are already a friend, then just leave a comment!  (I still like to listen to y'all too!)

Seriously, just so simple!  (I like things nice and easy!!)
Winner will be chosen by random drawing.  The drawing will take place on the next Sunday after reaching 100+ friends.  The lucky friend will be announced on that following Monday's blog!!

(FYI, please make sure I can easily contact you!  Keep checking in with my blog for updates!!)

And the gift you ask?
Ummm, oh yes, the gift...a subscription to Southern Lady Magazine

"Southern Lady is a bimonthly magazine that celebrates, delights, and inspires women who live in the South—and those who are simply Southern at heart." (anonymous)

Now get going...and along the way have a little fun, stop by and visit with my friend and me!!

Have a Blessed Day!! And see ya down the junkin' road!!



Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hello Jan, And Happy New Years to you and your family. Oh how I do luv a parade but the traffic would be tooo crazy. Ive been to it once when I was much younger and it was so much fun. Have a great week and Thank You for stopping by this evening.....Tallulah

SuppersYoungans&Thangs said...

Southern Junkin Lady thanks for visiting Suppers, Youngans and Thangs. We are now friends. I would so love a subscription to Southern Lady Magazine. I also love junkin. I will be sharing some of my favorite junkin spots in future post. Happy New Year Y'all!

Judy said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting. I am now your latest follower. Looking forward to keeping up with your blog. I would love a subscription to Southern Lady Magazine. Thanks for the chance.

http://findingsecrettreasures.blogspot.com said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, I'm now a follower here, looking forward to seeing what kind of junk you find!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Excellent giveaway. Hope you reach 100 soon. I'm a follower and I hope you have a great week!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love your Beautiful Give-A-Way.. I do follow you sweet lady. I will help you with your 100 follower by putting your Button on my BLOG. on my sidebar this may help you I hope.
XXOO Diane
I hope you have a wonderful 2012 New Year with your family.

Dawn@MakingHome said...

Thanks so much for visiting and following my blog! Happy to help you get one more closer to 100!

Sizzle and Zoom said...

I enjoyed my visit to your blog. I love visiting new-to-me blogs. Wonderful photo of the chariot race at the Rose Parade.

Lori said...

I'm following your blog! What a fun giveaway! Thanks!

Lori : )
Thrifty Decor Mom

Jenny's Heart said...

Happy New Year Jan!
I hope you have a great 2012!

Jann Olson said...

Darn Jan, I usually do watch the parade. Or at least have it on. Can't believe I missed it. Love all of those gorgeous floats. Yup, I grew up in the days of everyone making flowers for floats. Can't believe I never helped do that either. lol! Congrats on your big 100. It's 99 now and I wish I could make it happen, but I already follow you. I know that your numbers will just keep on growing. Have a wonderful New Year. Oh, and I ever told you that I love your name? Hee-Hee!

Jann Olson said...

Better put on your glasses because I just noticed that it looks like I'm swearing in my comment. Honest I wasn't.

outjunking said...

Glad to see the 100th follower coming soon so very soon. You know I just saw Southern Lady on the rack the other day is it a new magazine? It looks wonderful.

Tanya@takesix said...

Following you!!! Great giveaway! Thanks for visiting Take Six!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your button will not work on my sidebar ??
But I did comment about your Give-A-Way.
XXOO Diane

PitterAndGlink said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! :) I'm a new follower. I was hoping to be 100, but you have 100 followers now! So I'm number 101. :)

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

I'm a junkin' fan myself & just found your blog from a comment you left at the Outjunking blog. Looks like fun here, I joined & will be back.

Miss Kitty said...

Hi Jan! Thanks for following my blog...I am following you now too...one closer to the big 1-0-0.
I also read your post on going to Opryland Hotel. My husband and I went several years ago at Christmas and were "wow-ed" by it then. I wasn't sure it had come back after the flood but I was glad to read in your post that it has.

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Hi there...of course I already do follow. Thanks for letting me know about the giveaway.

chedeb5353 said...

I am a new follower. Great giveaway, I love Southern Lady! chedeb5353@hotmail.com