Just Because It Is Thursday

By Alison September 30, 2010 101 Comments 2 Min Read

I like Thursdays. Thursdays are friendly and happy and sunny and even though I am entertaining the beginning of another bout of sniffly nose syndrome I am not one to moan now am I?
Especially on a day stuffed full of puttery loveliness and a day I am feeling twice as scrumptiously generous as usual and want to throw  a little bit more BrocanteHome loveliness your way in order to spread the love…
1. Ok so first up a giveaway! I know many of you have been awaiting the publication of the oh so pretty “Vintage Notions” by  Amy Barickman, and now it’s here I have one copy to give away to the reader who loves me bestest of all. Only kidding. You don’t have to love me to enter! Simply leave a comment in the box below  with your name, and site address if you have one and all names will be put into a virtual hat next Friday. So make you are signed up to the RSS Feed for instant notification of your good luck…

2. Next up, because I have been working terribly hard and rather insist you know about it, I want you to cast your eyes down towards the bottom of Brocante and see for yourself the wonder that is the new toolbar. There you will find buttons to translate the site into a number of languages, quick links to subscribe, share and hop around the site in a random fashion, direct access to the Brocante Facebook Fan Page and your very own Twitter feed, and best of all methinks, a new Gallery that will feature all the images in my Housewives In Art  series and lots more lovely domestic images besides. Go have a play.
3. And finally a special offer for all those of you planning to get your tinsel on early this year. Because I love you all so much and don’t want you to be demented come Christmas Morning I have packaged both the downloaded Christmas Planner and my utterly wonderful Christmas Countdown together for the special offer, discounted price of $25.00…
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There now! Never say I don’t give you anything…
Have a lovely day won’t you?


  1. Jennifer Dempsey says:

    I would love to win this as a gift for a lovely friend of mine who is always making beautiful handmade items. Thank you and Happy Thursday!

  2. Sandi says:

    I have been waiting for this book, and , oh, I do probably love you the most.

    1. brocantehome says:

      Lol… that's made me giggle Sandi.x

  3. Kelly Turner says:

    I would love to receive this utterly gorgeous book. I'm teaching myself to sew at the moment and would love to flick through the pages of this 'bible' and gain some inspiration to create something beautiful 🙂

  4. Amy says:

    I would love this book! What fun!

  5. phyllis says:

    I'll only accept the book if you come see my doll quilts!
    Full of trickery I am…
    And do you have a doll quilt?
    And will you post it on a Thursday?

    1. brocantehome says:

      Twas cunning but inspired Auntie Bliss! I will do my best to whip one up…

  6. Victoria says:

    Thursdays are filled with such promise aren't they… you know that tomorrow is Friday which means the weekend is ahead!
    Victoria x

    1. brocantehome says:

      I think that is hat it is Victoria… they are full of promise! Thank you for summing it up for me so eloquently…x

  7. Helen says:

    Oooh, a giveway! How lovely!

  8. Sally Hackney says:

    I would SO love to get this book. I've been following Amy's blog…waiting patiently for publication. Thanks for having a drawing! Smiles, Sally sjhackney(at)yahoo(dot)com

  9. rikrak says:

    oooh! thursday's sure are my fave day! yay thursdays indeed!
    i'd lovity love love to win your gorgeous book giveaway, nicey! thanks so much –
    & thanks for being part of today's blog-a-thon, too: http://rikrakstudio.blogspot.com/2010/09/blog-tho
    your blog is such a delight!

  10. Beth says:

    Happy Thursday! The new buttons are very lovely. :o)

  11. Ooh, ooh, ooh. This is on my books-I-really-want list! How exciting.

  12. LissyLou says:

    I'd like to be entered please…just come over from facebook. xx

  13. Gill says:

    Well Hello there! Its a beautiful sunshiny day here in Norway too; and yes, Thursdays are great aren't they! I love vintage notions…so please enter me. Gill 🙂

  14. chrissie northam - p says:

    Thursday is the day I have my 21 mth grandson all day. I would appreciate a good book to dip into while he takes one of his rare naps.
    I have followed you from day one. No – one could be a bigger fan.
    Please enter me X

  15. Heather says:

    I love your website and would really love to win Vintage Notions.
    I hope I am able to enter the draw as I live in the Land of the Pyramids, and not the US of A !! ??

    1. brocantehome says:

      Of course you can! Consider yourself entered.x

  16. Elizabeth says:

    Please enter me in the contest! xo

  17. Holly Martinez says:

    Happy Thursday Alison. Thank you for the drawing.

  18. Deborah says:

    Happy Thursday to you, too! I enjoy vintage so much. Please enter me in the contest for Vintage Notions.

  19. Victoria says:

    I can't think of a better present to win with my birthday coming up. I'm excited already. x

  20. Anita says:

    Thursdays are my lightest days… more "me" time today! Yeah! 🙂

  21. Heather says:

    This is a nice treat! Please do enter me into your draw! xo Heather

  22. Amy Kirby says:

    I love your website and would love to win Vintage Notions. Please enter me in the contest…just because it's Thursday! Thanks.

  23. Lynn Narloch says:

    I enjoy the website and I also enjoy winning! Please enter me in the contest!

  24. Jackie says:

    Love all things vintage and collect books about everything. This would make a great Christmas present for my Mom!
    Have a great day.

  25. Ali H. says:

    Do you know, I've never heard of Amy Barickman until today. That books looks as good as I bet it reads!

  26. Linda says:

    This book looks wonderful…thanks for the chance to win it! I love your site…so inspiring. Happy Thursday!

  27. LindaSonia says:

    Oh my I would be happy happy happy to win this book – it looks great!!

  28. catherine says:

    I would love to win this book.So here is my entry.thanks

  29. Teresa Warren says:

    Hi Allison, you are the best. I love your website and I would sooooo love to be enter in the contest.
    xoxo's Teresa

  30. BECKY GROFF says:

    getting ready to move into my log cabin we renovated and would love to read that book this winter next to my fireplace. love your website.

  31. polly says:

    What a delicious-looking book! Yes, please enter me into the contest! xo

  32. Jane says:

    My heart skipped a little beat of joy when it sees your website. It bring joy and laughter to my small world. Keep up your little bit of scrumptiousness. xxx

  33. Ellbee says:

    This looks like a book that would be a treat to snuggle up with over the upcoming chilly months!

  34. I'd love a copy of this book as it looks fantastic. I am yet to fully immerse myself into a vintage way of living but I think this book could hold my hand when making the leap!

  35. Karla says:

    I love Thursdays too because it's the downward slide. What a nice giveaway! Thanks Allison.

  36. Rachel says:

    I would LOVE to read a copy of this book.

  37. sem says:

    It looks wonderful! Would love to have a copy! Very kind of you to give one away.

  38. Lois says:

    I triple love Vintage everything, and your site is so good.

  39. Delores says:

    Don't have a site now, but I sure do enjoy yours

  40. Colleen says:

    Oh, pick me! Pick me!! I would soooo love this book 🙂

  41. Laura says:

    I'm in – what a lovely offer!

  42. tamara sanders says:

    Love your site thanks!!

  43. Jamie Zemann says:

    I would love to get this book. If I don't win, I think I am going to buy it anyway!

  44. Lorrie says:

    Winning this book would be wonderful! (how's that for alliteration) Thursdays are good days – the weekend is almost here, but there's still time to be productive and cross a few more things off the idealistic Monday list.

  45. Leanne A says:

    ooo ooo me me pretty please **raises hands and starts waving**
    I can't believe Christmas is coming again

  46. Gill says:

    Hmmn, I don't see my first comment got through, but here I am again, just in case. I would love to win this book! By the way, have you any details about the lovely picture in this post? Gill.

  47. Linda says:

    I look foward to your posts each time I open my emails and have only recently found the wonders of "vintage"! I would love to win the lovely book! Now, I might just try you in French…..

  48. Lynsey says:

    I love your site! I don't get around to commenting as much as I should…I will do better from now on. I have no idea how to do any of that so it will be fun to learn. 🙂

  49. Marion says:

    I think of you as a younger friend of mine, always check in everyday to see how things are and what you are upto, also sometimes for a little inspiration and uplift. I have great hopes for your new(ish) love, basically I wish you well, you're lovely!

  50. Amanda says:

    This book looks amazing!

  51. Gena says:

    Well what can I say! I am tickled pink with those new buttons! especially the surprise me one! xx

  52. Holly Norris says:

    This looks like an awesome book, something my daughter and I would both enjoy! Thanks! Holly

  53. I love books and I am a dressmaker too so this book looks adorable and very useful in the home, yes please add me in the draw, best of luck to everyone, the winner will be very happy! Bye for now. ~smiles~

  54. Angela says:

    Wow, this book looks like one every homemaker should have.

  55. Jen says:

    The book looks great. I'd love to win it!

  56. Linda says:

    Your site brightens the gloomiest day! Thank you and the book looks like a great one.

  57. Betts says:

    Of course we love you darling…you make us laugh, you encourage us and best of all you share so much of yourself and your life that you feel like family! The book looks wonderful…good luck to all including me!! Have a great evening!

  58. April says:

    Would love this <3

  59. Bonnye says:

    What a lovely book! Thanks for the opportunity. P.S. I am so enjoying the weekly Trash or Treasure It cleaning tips and ideas.

  60. Melissa says:

    I would love this!!

  61. Stacy says:

    I would love to own the book!!! It looks gorgeous!

  62. Megan says:

    Ooohh. This book does look utterly scrumptious.
    Loving the surprise me button on the new tool bar 🙂
    Megan xx

  63. Katherine says:

    I'd love to win the book! I am looking forward to the Christmas Countdown once again–it kept me so organized and prepared last year! 😉

  64. debbie kirby says:

    ohhhhhhh!! just love this site all the stuff reminds me of grandma swartz she had lots neat stuff at her house i used to love to go thu the things

  65. Missie says:

    Alison, I am so glad that a dear friend sent me your site. I have found a truly kindred spirit & love knowing that I am not alone that there is a whole group of people who strive to have the peaceful, harmony & love the "OLD" ways as much as I do

  66. Rachel says:

    Love, love, love your site! (The book looks good, too)

  67. melissa says:

    Hey sweet one. This sounds wonderful! 🙂

  68. Rashmi Nair says:

    Hi Alison….love your blog! Your ramblings and pictures make me smile or atleast cheer up a bit even on the gloomiest day!! I have tried several of puttery things and believe me…………will die atleast 50% satisfied soul!!!

  69. Charmaine says:

    I love your site. I take regular peeks! and absolutly love the puttery posts. Keep it going it is truly "Scrumptious"

  70. Goody goody gum drops! Heaven knows I need some vintage goodness today because my 'puter has frozen for the 2nd day in a row trying to edit a video. "Oh, merciful heavens! Send some vintage love now!". And there you were.

  71. Eleanore says:

    This is inspiration for all those Christmas pressies I'm starting on! Me and my gals are V excited to have a peek inside and crack through our stash of fabric! x

  72. Cindy says:

    I love your site! I would love to win.

  73. Frances says:

    I dream of afternoons when I have time to sit and sew…really sew, embroider tablecloths and napkins, make pillowslips and aprons just for the fun of it. This book may be the inspiration I just need!

  74. I've heard of this book coming out – I've been a fan of The Vintage Workshop for a number of years!

  75. Victoria says:

    Hi Alison. I just love your website! Thank you for the wonderful book drawing.

  76. Debbie says:

    I would love a copy of this book!

  77. lindsay hill says:

    i love your site and really would love this book please please choose me

  78. Rosemary London says:

    What a lovely book,just my sort of thing ! I have loved the blog since it first started,please keep going in the same way.

  79. Thank you for the lovely website! I love the pictures and really enjoy hearing tidbits of your life. This is one of my almost guilty pleasures. Take care.

  80. Anna says:

    Ooh, I hope I win! This looks delicious!

  81. Kim Campbell says:

    I have been wanting this book!

  82. Gloria Estrada says:

    Wow , this looks fantastic , and I am sure it will be . We , modern woman need a lot of inspiration about the vintage times on how to be a good housekeepers , and I think this book will be a real school for us ,we shouldn´t let go the love for the home , it belong to us , we need to back to the basics and introduce more vintage style in our lives !!!
    I am so happy to know the book is here

  83. Diane says:

    Oh yes please! I'd Love to win this book, plus I do love you the bestest 🙂 Your blog always has the things I love first, the ebay goodies, the books, the films, the wonderful downloads etc. you have led me to lots of happiness over the years and I for one appreciate your hard work! XOX from Di

  84. Hausfrau says:

    This book looks delightful!

  85. Sharon says:

    I love your blog — thanks for the featuring such a fun looking giveaway

  86. Leslie Anne says:

    Good morning Alison! It tickled me to see that you're having a giveaway to the person who loves you best, however anyone (loving you or not!) can enter. I just want to say up front that I do love you!!! I check daily, multiple times a day, for a post from you or if the daily puttery post is in my inbox yet or any other notice! And while I enjoy everything about your blog, etc (adore the red polka dots!) I thoroughly enjoy seeing Finley in the videos, where he's dancing in his seat with his lollipop and other pics of him – that mop of curls is just too cute for words!! And when your tell on yourself of some calamity or another, I just roll! A good belly laugh is always in order! You are such a dear part of my life – keep up the good work, please!

  87. Annelie says:

    Dearest! How you make my day a bit better, just by posting things to read with a cup of tea just before bedtime. It makes me want to come home, finish all the got-to-dos and get around to reading your blog, just as it makes me wake up every morning with a simmering notion that yesterday was a good day, and today is looking just as bright.

  88. Kellie says:

    Hi Alison,
    Thanks to all your words of wisdom, I am able to get through my day with a little motivation. You also, thanks to some pretty awesome links from you, have more passion than ever for anything vintage! I really do think I was born in the your year! Anyway Im putting an action plan together so that my dream of opening my vintage cafe can become a reality! Im super excited and motivated all thanks to you!
    Thanks Muchly

  89. Amy says:

    I love the new tool bar! Is it really Christmas time already!?! I can't wait to get all my holiday duckies in a row with your Countdown!
    cheers, Amy

  90. Stephanie says:

    Pick me, pick me!

  91. Delores Webb says:

    It's just wonderful!

  92. Tracelaine says:

    It is always a delight to come & visit you in your BrocanteHome, Alison. Thank you for a chance to win a giveaway drawing with a neat prize. Love the new Housewives Gallery.

  93. Tania says:

    Hi Alison, LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog, I so look forward to reading it! Thank you for your wonderful inspiration and the laughs that sometimes go along with it!

  94. Laurie says:

    Just discovered your blog, although your name sounds familiar. I would LOVE to win Amy's new book. And…I am adding your blog to my "favorites".

  95. Dee says:

    Love all your tips and ideas. What a wonderful treasure the book is and a terrific item to win/own.

  96. anwylyd says:

    Thursdays have always been my favorite day. They are filled with so much promise.

  97. Andrea Frazer says:

    Please let me win! It would be scrumptous. andrea at paventi dot com
    My recent post Bee Mine – Fishing For A Different Post

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