Monday, January 9, 2012

Over 150 followers - that calls for some celebrating. Let's give some stuff away!!!

Wow, this blog is well over 150 followers, and I've been posting about once a week or more for more than 2 years.

Thanks to all of you!  Doing this blog has been a blast for me, your comments are very motivating, and I hope that some of what I've shared has either helped you or inspired you in some small way.

I had a lot of fun with my last giveaway to celebrate hitting 50 followers more than a year ago, so let's do it again!  This contest will run through February 3, 2012.

Just leave a comment here and you will have one entry and a chance to win one of two prizes.

And since the Uncle has dipped a couple of toes into social media, I'm going to sweeten your chances in the contest.  For each of the following you will get an additional contest entry:
  • If you are a friend of UncleAtom on Facebook, that gets you a contest entry;
  • Follow @Uncle_Atom on Twitter and that gets you a contest entry;
  • Oh, and if you promote this contest on your blog, that will also get you an entry, just send me a link to your blog's post.  I'm gonna have a heckuva time keeping track of these entries so I need to hear from you!
So anyone and everyone who comments on this post can have as many as four chances to win.

Whew, I am gonna be busy trying to sort out how many entries you all get in this contest.  But that's OK, I like a challenge.

So, what can you win?

Well, I've been pondering that for a while...

I am a lamp-aholic, so of course I have a lamp to offer up - how about this little bedside number for our top prize?  It stands 16 inches from the base to the top of the shade.

The brass is worn a bit, but it's got a killer beige lampshade that will work in any color scheme, and it's been rewired, so it's plug and play.

I also have too many vintage magazine racks, so how about this magazine rack from my etsy store for our second prize?

I also will have a surprise or two that I'll announce at the end of the giveaway.  Good luck everyone!!


  1. Oh my gosh, sign me up! Im logging into facebook NOW!

  2. Is anybody elligible? Like Canadians?

    Inquiry canadian minds want to know ;)

  3. Oh boy - I wasn't thinking about the international implications of this giveaway! Here's what I'll do - I'll cover the first $20 of shipping and if it's more than that we'll figure something 'oat' ;-)

  4. That lamp is awesome. Please enter me!

    Steph @ Tart Deco
    tartdeco at gmail dot com

  5. Awesome giveaway! I would have a hard time parting with both of the prizes. You have great taste in lamps! I've been a little obsessed with lamps this past year. Very fun to collect :)

  6. Sweet giveaway!! I'm in!
    Facebook friended - BoldSparrowVintage (Courtney)
    Twitter follower - @bsparrowvintage


  7. Count me in, and here is the link i posted to my blog as well.

  8. Awesome! Congratulations on 150 followers!

  9. Count me in. I friended you on facebook too!
    nikkidear (at) yahoo (dot) com

  10. We're in!! Just discovered your blog!

  11. Wow! How can you give either of those lovelies away?! But, if you should choose me, I'll give one of them a nice home. :-)

    Congrats on the 150 followers!

  12. Just added it to my blog, congrats on the 150 followers.

  13. I would love to be entered in this fantastic giveaway, wowieee!

    Oh, and I just "Liked" you on Facebook, added you on Twitter, and made a blog entry:

    Thank you!!

    xo Corinna

  14. Ooo count me in purrrlease!! thanks :)

  15. I need that lamp! I'm commenting, have liked you on Facebook, and am following you on twitter. Three-fer! We are so connected. Fingers crossed!!

  16. Very happy I found your blog. You do great restore work!

  17. Very glad I found your blog. Also like'd on Facebook.

  18. Oh hey! Congrats on 150! Your prizes are beautiful! Are we facebook friends already?? I'll have to check on that!

  19. Congratulations! I love reading about your finds and rstorations. Count me in :)

  20. Fun! I am one of your newest friends on Facebook and I wrote about your give-a-way on my blog, too.

    Thank you for doing this!