Friday, January 18, 2013

Grow Your Own Blog Party

Welcome to a "Grow Your Own Blog Party" courtesy of Vicki at 2 Bags Full.  Vicki had the marvelous idea of giving back to the blogging community by helping other bloggers grow their blog following by hosting a party.

Her idea was shared on a post back in October and she has already received over 400 comments to that single post.  Amazing.  This party is about opening our blogs to other readers and hoping they will become followers.  Of course, the best thing about blogging is the people you meet.  I began my journey with:


...and she blogs. 
I'm here. I offer my first blog. I ask myself, what brought me to this venue as I have visited blogs on and off for years with never a desire to offer my own. I blame "one vintage hag," although blame is not the proper word, I thank, yes I thank "one vintage hag" for introducing me to a cyber world of friends, new and old, quirky personalities hidden behind interesting headers, joyful photographs, heartfelt words, laugh out loud snippets of their daily activities and a few tears that we all share in common. These unique men and women who have a common (or perhaps, uncommon) need to share pieces of themselves through their blogs.  
To read more of my first blog post, you may click on the above link.
It is the people, the hearts and souls of blog owners, blog followers, blog commentators that have made my journey a marvelous one.   Many share my love of antique, vintage pieces, repurposing old and broken into something new and functional, knitting and spinner, creating jewelry and the joy of travel...but my passion is the sea.  Everything about the water fulfills me and I adore diving whenever I can get away with my honey.

I have learned much from this world wide community of talented individuals, they have all so willingly shared their talents, their adventures, their joys and sometimes their personal pain.  They have become family.
So to make this party fun, I am offering a giveaway to a lucky commenter. You do not have to own a blog to participate.  If you visit my blog and leave a comment about today's post, you will be entered in a drawing to win a Sea Witch necklace and earring set.
 Pale pink silk cord with faceted crystal beads, metal and glass beads necklace.  Two pairs of matching earrings.  A small pair for day or work and then a larger pair for after 5 fun!

 Closeup of earrings and necklace beads.

So thank you for stopping by and saying hello.  I hope to hear from you often.  Don't forget to leave a comment to enter into my Grow Your Own Blog giveaway and a huge thank you to 2 Bags Full for getting this party started.  I will announce the winner on February 1st.  
Blessings to you and those you love. Sea Witch

36 comments:

My Garden Diaries said...

Hey Lady! Your post is beautiful! It is so cool to meet all of these creative people! I enjoy your blog and all of your wonderful vintage finds!! Please enter me in your giveaway!!!

buydealz said...

Beautiful necklace and ear rings.

Gill said...

What a lovely giveaway!
Thank you.

Bead and Needle said...

Love your thoughts on meeting the souls we each have through the internet...mine, exactly. You know I drool over "the goods" here...OK, I would have gone in the creepy cabin, too! Happy Blog Saturday (the necklace and earrings ROCK) - hope the day is wonderful and filled of thoughts of your beautiful sea...Tanya

EvalinaMaria said...

You have a lovely blog, thank you for sharing. I am a new follower and 'Grow Your Blog' participant. Have fun at the party!

Evalina, This and that...

p.s. I am a robot and I dislike to prove that I'm not!

Socrates said...

I can hear the sea rumbling just by visiting. Fun place. I found you through Vicki's great party. I'm in it too, so come visit and enter for the vintage lace book giveaway, See you soon.
One more attempt at the stupid robot and I give up.

The Sage Butterfly said...

It is such a pleasure to visit your blog with its wonder and mysteriousness. I would love to be entered in your giveaway for that lovely jewelry. Have a very pleasant weekend!

Elisabet said...

I love your blog, as you might notice I just became your newest follower. I poked around your blog a bit, hope you don't mind, eek that creepy "antique"? stop you and hubs made... I've been to a couple of those myself! Your giveaway is lovely as well and whomever wins will be the luckly little gal! :D
Off to visit a few more blogs but I'll be back to read some more.:D
Hugs,
Beth P

kathyinozarks said...

stopping from the party to say hello-your blog is beautiful-love your pages. and your giveaway is awesome-thanks for the chance. I am Kathy and live in rural Missouri

Di said...

Just beautiful, your giveaway necklace and earrings are lovely and I sure would love to win! Di@Cottage-wishes

suzeeez said...

I'm so glad to have found your blog....I am now a new follower. Please visit my blog too wone day when you have time. Please enter me in your give away yoo ! :o) Sue

Theresa Halverson said...

Hello Sea Witch! Wow!!! who ever did your blog did a fabulous job! As soon as it popped up on the screen it drew me in to delve deeper into your blog to find out more about you and what your blog is about. Just love the story about junking at that scarey place and how you played out in your mind like a plot to a movie with the hatchet man! I don't think that I'll be able to sleep now, thank you for that! (KIDDING). I too have a love of the sea. It is so mysterious and calming at the same time. Look forward to being a follower of yours. (sounds like some sort of cult, ha?). Thanks for stopping by my blog Little putty, little paint. HOpe you stay following me also.

Countrywoman said...

welcome to the party

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

such beautiful creatures they are. what a lovely giveaway. please have a great day. i hope you will stop by my blog. all the best to you. take care. ( :

sharon said...

Your blog is beautiful as well as your creations! Thanks for the visit and a chance to win your giveaway!

Michelle said...

Hi, Sea Witch! Thanks for stopping by Boulderneigh today. I, too, love the sea, but being near it or on the beach is enough for me – I have no desire to be in or on it. Don't enter me in the drawing because I don't wear jewelry – but those sure are pretty baubles!

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Your blog is lovely and it was fun to visit! Thanks for stopping by earlier! Best,
Susan

Tami Von Zalez said...

Fantastic blog background!

Popped in from the Grow Your Blog hop.

Give me a visit some time ~
thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

Kay Eyles said...

Hello, it is lovely to meet you on the blog hop. It is fun to have a look around them all. Thank you for such a gorgeous giveaway too, a girl can never have too many earrings.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Cindy said...

I love this post, it says it all. As a new follower, I can't wait to read your posts in the future!

Kathy H said...

Very pretty jewelry and I am looking forward to reading your posts.

hueisei said...

Great post! I love your lovely giveaway...
Thanks for the chance to win.

girlunwinding said...

What a rich blog you have and such a stunning hand crafted offering you are giving away. Have a wonderful week!
Peace~
Dawn

Linda said...

I love visiting your blog- you have such wonderful finds! I would love to be entered in your drawing. This blog party is fun! Linda

Bernadett Rauski said...

Hello,

Nice to meet you in this party.:)

There is a giveaway on my blog,too.

http://petite-armoire.blogspot.com/
betikarauski@gmail.com

All the best.:)
Bernadett

Emily C said...

Loving this hop. So many blogs! Love the giveaway.

Sue H said...

Oh, wow! So much to explore here (I've started but I'll be back later!) - and scrolling through some of your posts reminded me of this !

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier - sorry to be late replying...!

SueH The Knitting Assassin!
Twitter – @Librarymaid

Gabriela said...

So nice to meet you! look forward to following your posts!Come visit me too!

pippirose said...

Your jewelry is gorgeous! I'd love the chance to enter your giveaway.
I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog.
:o)
Rose
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Maggie said...

Please enter my name in your giveaway--your jewelry is beautiful. I love the sea, too...in fact just got back yesterday from a wonderful 3 day getaway to the beach, staring at the Pacific for hours on end (NW Oregon). Fun reading about your antique adventures:-)

maggie
www.themagrag.com

nonniescedarchest said...

I love your blog and its theme. Your jewelry is very pretty and creative. I did a double take when I saw the stuffed wildcat with the hat on!

It is nice to meet you through Vicki's GYB. If you have a chance stop by and visit me at nonniescedarchest.com

kareninkenai said...

Beautiful blog and jewelry. So glad I could get to your blog... Please stop by if you haven't already and sign up for my giveaway. (I'm tardy because my motherboard died and went to the grave!) But, I have a replacement now! Hugs from Alaska. Karen

www.alaskabluemoose.blogspot.com

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh so much to see here and I'm glad I came as I love so much of the things you collect just as much as that gorgeous Giveaway - all thanks to sweet Vicki.
Come and visit to join in my Giveaway too I think you might like a collage created with vintage laces.
Wish you all the best,
Suzy

Denise Bryant said...

Happy to have found your blog on the GYB hop! Lovely earrings and necklace! I'm enjoying looking at some of your past posts.... so many fun and creative blogs to see along the hop!
DeniseB
deniseb777ATgmailDOTcom

Maureen said...

Wow! Beautiful antiques and jewelry! So glad to have found you through Vicki's party! I will be sure to add myself to your Followers list now so I can be sure to return!

Sherrie {Bird Lady} said...

Stopping by from the GYB party. Love antiques, and your blog is full of interesting stuff to ponder. Might take me some time to get through, guess I better become a follower!

~ Sherrie (Bird Lady)

http://www.birdladyblog.blogspot.com