Thursday, November 10, 2011

Three Bits of Happy News!

I've been so busy at my day job that I haven't had a minute to blog.  I'm going to take a day off tomorrow and had to get 4 days of work finished in 3, because I had to have all my usual tasks finished before I could go.  So I've been working until 6:30 or 7:00 every night this week and get home too tired to do much but the necessary at-home jobs.

Anyway, I have 3 happy things to tell you about:
I just got word that one of the items I have listed on Etsy (an old cookbook) was chosen as the Etsy Vintage Team's Facebook Item of the Day.  That's HUGE for me!   This cookbook is one of the most unusual and interesting things I've ever found (it may be the only one of its kind in existence, and how many of our vintage items are that?)  Think of it as an early version of the standard fundraising cookbook that many of us have bought  -- the kind where lots of people in the school, church or social club turn in recipes and then they all are compiled into a cookbook.  This one is lots of recipes from the ladies of Bath, Michigan back in the 1920s or 30s and it's completely handwritten!  Most of the ladies are listed only by their husbands' names, such as Mrs. John Smith.  It even has handwritten ads in it for places like the local pharmacy or grocery store.   Here's what it looks like:

 I'm really proud to be part of the Etsy Vintage Team.  It's a group of smart & creative sellers who all love vintage as much as I do, and one only gets into it after an application and review process.  That's cool all by itself, but to have my item chosen from all the items of the over 250 members is SWEET!  Here's the Facebook post.

The other happy thing is that my blog was nominated for a Liebster Award!  I'm counting it as 2 happy things because it was nominated twice -- by Bargain Hunter over at Bargain Hunting Treasure Seeker and by Emily at {thrifty nifty kitchen}.  I'm really thankful to have been nominated.  I found out from them that Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, beloved, loveliest, cutest....  The award is for an 'up & coming blog' with less than 200 followers.
Thank you so much, ladies!   I'll post more about this tomorrow when I have more time and I'll look through the very long  list of my favorite blogs for some that I can nominate, too.  Thanks again, SO MUCH, Bargain Hunter and Emily!

Well, that's it for now -- it's been another long day (but one with happy surprises) and it's time to shut down the computer for a while.


Into Vintage said...

Congrats on your good news! :-) That cookbook is incredible -- I've never seen anything like it. What an amazing find and wouldn't it make a wonderful gift for a chef?

Perfectly Printed said...

What wonderful news!! You have a lot to be proud of. It is so nice when your peers recgonize your accomplishemnts


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