Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentine's Week Giveaway #7

The local Books A Million store has a whole display of Alice in Wonderland goodies, and I decided this canvas tote bag would be the perfect gift to end on for this year's Valentine's Giveaway Week. The quote is one I love: 

"Take some more tea," the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.

"I've had nothing yet," Alice replied in an offended tone, "so I can't take more."

"You mean you can't take less," said the Hatter. "It's very easy to take more than nothing." 

This quote combines my love of tea with my (slight) grammar nerdiness, so of course I love it. If you'd like to be entered to win, just leave an "Enter me" comment by 7 a.m. EST tomorrow, Feb. 15, and this bag just might be headed to your home! (Please make sure I have a way to contact you if you're the winner.)

The vintage valentine I'm sharing today is probably my favorite of those I've found online in the past year. It's got a little marking on the inner handle, and I strongly suspect some child of yesteryear did that, so I don't necessarily mind it. Adds authenticity!

This is another mechanical valentine, meaning a part of it moves. When you swing the teapot lid to the right, a cute little fellow pops up.

This valentine is unusual because it's signed with the names of two people, "from Russel & Thelma Traver." Brother and sister, I'm guessing? I hope you've enjoyed seeing my vintage valentines this week, and I want to wish you all a happy, happy Valentine's Day!


  1. I love your blog. And, love the tote bag.

  2. Such a cute Valentine.
    The bag is cute too.

    slmartin at vtc dot net

  3. Happy Valentine's Day, Angela! I've enjoyed seeing your vintage Valentines, as well as your fun giveaways. I love all things Alice in Wonderland and would love the opportunity to win the fun tote bag. Thank you!

    Margie from Canada

  4. I always enjoy your posts and the subjects of the year Angela, but your Valentine's week is my favorite. Thank you for all your great work and being such a bright spot in this world.

  5. What a great tote bag! Please enter me in this one, and thank you for all the great things you've given away this week. I think this might be my favorite of the vintage Valentines you've shared, too, although I like them all. Have a very happy Valentine's Day!

  6. That is a cute Valentine. Thank you for sharing them with us this week. And thanks for all the giveaways.

  7. What a delightful and cute giveaway. Please enter me.

  8. Adorable giveaways. So thoughtful and special. Thanks.

  9. Happy Valentine's Day! I loved seeing your vintage Valentines this week. I wonder what people will think of our current Valentines in 50 years. :-) Please enter me too! I love Alice!

  10. Please enter me! This bag is adorable and would be great to carry to work (at the library)!
    Thanks for the chance at it.

  11. Happy Valentine's Day, Angela. This is my favorite of your vintage Valentine cards. And the Alice in Wonderland tote would be perfect for my crochet projects. Please enter me. Thank you for your generous and unique giveaways. Sandy G

  12. Please enter me.
    The valentine is beautiful

  13. Carol W. in San DiegoFebruary 14, 2016 at 9:19 PM

    Enjoyed the week of retro Valentine's Day cards. How big is your collection, Angela? Also LOVE that cute tote bag--that particular illustration from Alice in Wonderland has always been one of my favorites. Please enter me in your giveaway, and thank you for all the time and effort you put in to having a wonderful blog entry every single day!
    ~~carol W. in San Diego

  14. Hi Angela,

    I saw that cute bag at the book store a while back and wished I had bought it and went back to get one and they were all gone. Maybe, I will be the lucky winner. I need a new tote bag for my library books and it would be just perfect.

    Thanks for sharing all of your Valentines. Your special week of Vintage Valentines brightens up our cold Ohio Winter each year. Love it!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Mary Jane

  15. How adorable, Angela, love this bag! What a fun week, full of surprises. And your Valentine, it's the cutest. Thanks for having such a Wonderful blog and thanks for a fun Valentine's Week, Joanie

  16. Love the Valentine's you shared all week long.


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