Tuesday, February 22, 2011

something to brighten your day - CLOSED


I haven't had much thrifting luck lately, so I was thrilled to stumble upon two vintage floral suitcases sitting forlornly on the floor in the wrong aisle. They were like two little happy surprises waiting to brighten my day! So, I thought I would like to brighten someone else's day too and give one away! 

I'll be keeping the blue one (below) for the Little Miss to play with and take on overnighters, but the orange one pictured above is up for grabs! I would say it is in good condition, a few scuffs here and there but the zipper works fine and it is clean overall. Measures about 17"x10".



To enter leave a comment on this post telling me how someone has brightened your day before, or what would brighten your day! And, although not required passing this giveaway along is appreciated and will gain you another entry (leave a separate comment). I'll have to keep this one to US readers only because of shipping costs, sorry! A winner will be picked randomly and announced on Friday the 25th, good luck! :)

33 comments:

  1. That's so lovely! I'm all the way in the UK so you won't be wanting to throw anything all the way over here, but it warmed my heart to see such a generous gesture =)

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  2. Oh...this would have come in handy last weekend when my bags were lost, can't misplace this beauty

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  3. how darling! my day was brightened by having a really good 28 week pregnancy appointment today. my dr. took lots of time with me and it just brightened my day that nothing (else) was wrong!

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  4. Oh I love that suitcase. Orange is my favorite color!

    My day was brightened when my two year old son told me he liked my tights today.

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  5. a compliment from my husband always helps my day! :-)

    thanks for the giveaway! I'm kind of a vintage suitcase lover. :-)

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  6. adore. adore.

    today, my hairdresser brightened my day. I left her chair feeling like I could conquer the world!

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  7. What a sweet find, and so kind of you to share!

    Noah brightens my day everyday when we have our tickle-fests and he laughs hysterically! :)

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  8. so fun! my day was brightened many times today because of all the people smiling at my growing belly. it's sweet to get such nice looks from strangers!

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  9. Gorgeous suit cases, I would love to win!

    Fixing a nice dinner or other meal for someone who likes and appreciates it always brightens my day. :)

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  10. I have this print in a carry on so I'd love to complete the set! My 9 month old daughter brightens my day everyday but today she smooshed her face into mine saying "eema" ( hebrew for mother), gives me goosebumps and teary eyes every time!

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  11. My sister in law brightened my day last fall when I was pregnant and working. She stopped by with a couple vintage dresses she had found at the thrift store for the baby and to say hello. Such a cute suitcase!

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  12. What a cute bag! It brightens my day when someone tells me they like my hair or what I'm wearing. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  13. Yesterday I tried a recipe and it made my day when all that was left was the dish!! :)
    Today I received a text from a friend who told me how much my friendship meant to her and that really brightened my day!
    I really enjoy your blog and winning this bag could really brighten my day ;) haha

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  14. My husband did something today to brighten my day. When I went on my lunch hour, I opened my lunch bag and to my surprise there was a note and picture drawn on a napkin. He does the most surprising little things that matter most!

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  15. My day is brightened whenever I walk out to my car in the morning and find that my husband has scraped my windows. It's extra helpful because I'm always late.

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  16. Such a sweet little treasure! My days are always quickly brightened if one of my kids out of the blue gives me a hug or kiss and tells me they love me... makes my heart flutter!

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  17. This lovely giveaway has brighten my day! Hope I win!

    jennywigdahl@gmail.com

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  18. our "little miss" just got out of the hospital and the love & support of our friends and fam has certainly brightened my day!

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  19. Love, love, love this! I am a boxes/bags/trunks kind of gal, and I can just imagine using this lovely little suitecase in Miss Baylen's vintage inspired nursery. In fact, it might just be the storage item I was needing for her cloth diapers ;-)

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  20. New here, and I love you're site. Today my day was brighten by some of my former students. I used to teach special education at the high school (I now get to be a full time mommy) and I ran into a few of them today and it made my day. So fun!

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  21. This little suitcase would brighten my day!! I adore it!

    My husband made my day this afternoon with a sweet little "I love you" text message. It popped up on my phone in the middle of a stressful and hectic situation. :)

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  22. My husband often brightens my day by surprising me with little things like taking the kids in the morning so I can sleep in a little, bringing me coffee, etc.

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  23. My day is brightened when I see my beautiful baby girl smiling at me through the window when I pick her up after work.

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  24. What a cute little suitcase! My day was brightened today when my two little sleepy eyed kiddos climbed into bed with me this morning...I love cuddling with them!
    hugs!

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  25. It honestly brightens my day to go to work. I work in the NICU/PICU. And those kiddos, they are amazing! Just one little smile and I'm on cloud 9. :)

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  26. I past the giveaway along on twitter. (@SingNightingale)

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  27. I love this! I saw a little felt doll house made inside one of these. Super cute

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  28. What a fabulous giveaway!
    I have a pen pal in Alaska (I'm in Colorado). His letters are always so creative, upbeat, funny, and quirky. Just seeing something poke out of my mailbox makes me smile. Getting a letter or a package from him definitely brightens my day without fail! In May, airline tickets are cheaper so we're planning a get-together. A rad vintage suitcase would be an awesome travel accessory!

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  29. What warms my heart is when I'm having a rough day and one of my preschoolers in my class comes up to me and says "I love you Miss Jen" and then kisses me on the arm and runs off to go play. Knowing that I make some sort of impact on these children's lives is amazing! =]

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  30. I feel like I have been the recipient of so much kindness lately...with our baby jsut being born so many kind souls have done things for us...I sort of feel guilty for not being able to repay most of the favors...but I plan to when things calm down. At any rate...it totally brightens my day when people take the time to write something nice when I post a photo of one of my kids of facebook...I just think its so nice that they take the time...I am not always so nice about stuff like that.

    Love the suitcase! I totally want to make one of those little suitcase houses you did...

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  31. This giveaway is perfect!! I am adopting a little girl from Ethiopia and this would look great in her little nursery! Every night when my husband comes home from work, we talk about our days and then say a prayer with each other and it really brightens up my day just having that time together :) Thanks!
    xo
    janel

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  32. I'm 32 weeks pregnant and I've been having problems with renal colic (lots and lots of pain!). But my days have been brightened by my husband taking care of me,feeding me, and helping me with housework in addition to him supporting us. <3

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