Blogiversary Giveaway with Chronically Vintage

Whoohoo! My little blog has reached the grand old age of two!! Can you believe it? I certainly can’t. I cannot tell you the times when I considered giving up, particularly during times when work seemed to be taking over my life. But I stuck with it for many, many reasons, far too many to get into here (although I may do a separate post on it one day). But the main reason I did is you. Yes, you! The person reading this right now.

Each and everyone of you who has visited my blog has made a difference in my life. Every time someone clicks on the Like button at the bottom or shares a post or a photo on their social media profiles it makes me smile. Every single wonderful comment has truly touched me and I love interacting with you all and getting to know you. I honestly love knowing that I have so many like-minded friends out there, even if we’re not in the same part of the world as each other. So, as a big thank you I have got several fantastic giveaways lined up for you all over the next few weeks.

Jessica at Chronically Vintage

The first prize has very kindly been offered by the truly inspirational Jessica Cangiano at Chronically Vintage who not only has her own blog but also runs her own vintage business via Etsy. The store shows off Jessica’s love for all things old with a wide variety of clothing, jewellery, craft supplies & collectibles, spanning the Victorian era to the 1980s. Of course, there is a nod to the mid 20th Century, the era Jessica explores passionately in both her blog and own unique style. Honestly, I don’t know how she fits it all into her day!

Now, I’m sure many of you know and love Jessica as she is a huge part of the vintage blogging world and tirelessly supports so many of us all around the world. I’m so honoured that she continues to support mine and I am proud to count her amongst my wonderful online friends. You can probably tell that I am just so thrilled that Jessica agreed to be the first sponsor of my blogiversary giveaways.

So, ‘what’s the prize?’ I hear you scream!

One lucky winner will get an amazing $50 (approx. £35) store credit to spend at Chronically Vintage on Etsy!* And, not only that, Jessica is offering every single one of you a special 30% off coupon code until the 20th of March. All you have to do is add the code VintageGal30 during checkout to qualify.

As much as I’d love to win, I’m sure it wouldn’t be ethical of me to enter my own competition :). So, instead I’ve put together a few of my favourite items from the store below to give you an idea of what you could spend your money on if you win.

1950s yellow bangle

This gorgeous mid-century semi see-through plastic bangle is an absolute must in my new favourite colour yellow to add some bright summery fun to any outfit.

1940s rust cardigan

Jessica’s currently adding lots of new clothing to the shop and this dark pumpkin colour cardigan would be perfect over a 1950s circle dress or teamed with a pair of 1940s wide leg trousers.

Pale blue Flapper necklace

I adore this long pale blue and clear beaded necklace. It would look amazing with lightweight 1920s dresses during the spring and would equally work perfectly doubled up for a more 1950s look.

1930s bakelite buttons

These are my absolute favourite item in the store, a set of three oversized dark brown Bakelite buttons in a lozenge shape. I could just imagine them adorning a 1920s or 30s coat.

1950s pastel brooch

And how gorgeous is this 1950s pastel floral brooch? It makes me think of Easter with its light blue, pink and yellow colours, so it would be perfect for this time of year.

1950s embroidered dress

This stunning tulle embroidered 1950s prom dress literally sold as I was writing this but I still wanted to include it because, I mean seriously, how incredible?!!

1940s snakeskin bag

The colour of this genuine snakeskin is truly amazing! It’s just so vivid. Can you imagine the lady who originally owned this? I bet she was one classy lady.

So, now you’ve got some ideas, let’s get on with it. To enter all you have to do is go to the Chronically Vintage store on Etsy, have a look around and then post a comment below to tell us your favourite item. Once you’ve done that you can continue on with the bonus entires. Good luck!

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*The giveaway will run from today, 6th March 2016, until midnight 13th March 2016 and is available worldwide. The winner will be drawn and notified via email within 3 days of it finishing.
The $50 store credit must be used in the Chronically Vintage store within three months from the date the winner is drawn. The winner will need to make a single transaction purchase (for one or multiple items) totalling at least $50.00 USD. Chronically Vintage will then promptly refund $50.00 USD of the total purchase price. Shipping costs, taxes, import charges, or the cost of additional items over and above $50.00 will not be refunded.


Just a vintage gal suffering from the Golden Age syndrome. A lover of all things old, especially the 1930s, seamstress, crocheter, maker of hats and enjoys rummaging at flea markets.


  1. Sweet Cate, thank you for your incredibly kind, beautiful words and for involving my shop and I in your blogiversary celebrations. It is an honour to help you mark this milestone and to have been able to follow your awesome – and immensely inspiring – site for much of its life.

    You passion shines through in all that you do and I’m sincerely happy that you resisted the urge to throw in the towel. The vintage blogging world is definitely a richer, more stylish place because you’re a part of it.

    Huge thanks & happiest 2nd blog birthday wishes!
    ♥ Jessica

    • Aw shucks, Jessica, you’re making me blush! Thank you so much for sweet words and for being part of my 2nd anniversary. xx

  2. Jessica is such a darling and her store is full of amazing gems! It would be hard to pick just one thing if I won!

  3. Happy Blog Birthday! I always enjoy reading your posts so I am glad that you haven’t stopped writing! I like so many things in Jessica’s shop but the deer cross stitch apron and the crochet clutch are two favourites.

  4. Congratulations on two years of blogging! May you write for many, many years to come! 🙂

    • Oh yes, I rather liked that too. We used to make one very similar at Past Times which was silver and marcasite. I didn’t know the Queen had one though, but then I bet you know her entire jewellery collection ! xx

      • I wish! Her basket brooch was from her parents when Charles was born, so she often trots it out on significant family occasions. But there’s loads in the vault that’s never been seen – people still speculate on what was in the Greville bequest, and that was originally left to the Queen Mother. I’m pretty sure it includes an unseen tiara…

  5. Happy 2nd Birthday!! You’ve done great things in a short time. I will have a look at the prize draw thingy later, but off to a training day now for work!

  6. What a beautiful bag! Excellent Giveaway too.

  7. I really like the Southern California Apron because I was born and raised in So Cal and I just think that apron is just too darn cute!

    • Aw, thank you Jeannine! I see you’ve tackled the Decades of Style 1930s button dress. That’s in my very long list of things to make. I love that you’ve made yours in a tropical print, very unusual.

  8. I love the classic green sweater, and Gorgeous antique marcasite dangle brooch (might have to put that on my birthday list)

  9. I just stumbled upon your blog and its lovely! Congratulations on 2 years! That prom dress is delightfully amazing!! But my favourite in the shop right now would have to be the 1960s Peach and Coral Floral Dress!

    • Thank you Emalee! Oh yes, that dress is gorgeous. Good choice!

  10. Oo…. thanks for introducing me to Jessica’s site. I have just perused it and it is all so tempting.
    PS Happy anniversary. It’s a great blog and always so informative and fun.

  11. The purple 1960s dangle bracelet is so cute! Perfect for spring!

  12. Congrats on the blogiversary! My blog is the same age! 😉 It took me a bit to decide on one fave, but I’ll say the vintage plastic molded necklace – it just looks fun!

    • Thank you Emma and congratulations on reaching the grand old age of two as well!

  13. My favorite item is the Vintage figural hobo clown enamel brooch – fun circus clown novelty pin with green, red, white, and brown enamel set in gold toned metal because it is really cute & I love clowns!

  14. Yay, another giveaway with Jessica! Can I win myself some more goodies from her lovely shop, we shall see… Congrats on your 2nd year! I am about to hit #4… how on earth did that happen!!

    • Thank you and oh my word, 4 years! Seriously, well done you. I do hope I make it that far xx

  15. I love the ‘stunning vintage light and dark denim blue rhinestone statement necklace’! It’s so unique and I’ve never seen anything like it! Gorgeous!

  16. i love the vintage ladies pink cotton circle skirt with pink, blue white & green floral print – 1950s spring Easter skirt. lord, that couldnt be any more beautiful.

  17. I like the Vintage white and gold beaded necklace with big pendant – it’s so striking and would go perfectly with some slacks or a dress.

  18. It is so hard to pick just one thing I love! I really like the Vintage brass, copper & wooden spike bead necklace, Stunning vintage light and dark denim blue rhinestone statement necklace, and the Vintage Coro brass antique coin necklace!

  19. I love the Wedding perfect 1960s white cotton and crochet empire waist maxi dress, it’s so cute and simple yet elegant.

  20. My favorite item brings back so many fond memories.
    Beautiful vintage mint light aqua green long pleated pure silk maxi skirt.

    • Yes, that is a beautiful skirt and I love that it has a real Edwardian feel about it.

  21. I love: Vintage 18K yellow gold and peachy-pink natural genuine pearl ring – 1950s 1960s era mid-century fine jewelry engagement, anniversary ring
    really chic and vintage

  22. I Love the 1950s herringbone chain and rhinestone bracelet. It’s beautiful and elegant

  23. I love the spring brooch that you featured but love many many things in the shop.

  24. There are several pins/brooches that really call my name, my favorite is the jet black glass and japanned enamel coated mourning brooch with pendant loop.

  25. My favorite item is the beautiful vintage dove grey wool ladies hat; it reminds me of something Ingrid Bergman would wear in one of her films.

    • Yes, I rather like that hat too and nearly included it in the post.

  26. I think that the 1950s dark chocolate brown ladies gloves are super elegant. I would love to wear these.

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