Friday, December 11, 2009

Year End Giveaway: Count your Blessings for 2009!

As 2009 ends I count all of my blessings and want to thank God first of all, my family, my friends and all of my faithful customers, because without your support Antica Treasures wouldn't exist. To thank you I have put together a lovely giveaway, see photo below. This is an artist kit with: 1 dz. Manila Tags, Walnut Crystals, Mica Flakes, some stickers, Antiqued Ribbon, Brass Stars and a little bloom of Vintage Inspired Millinery -Forget Me Not... To participate simply leave us a note telling us what you are thankful for as the year ends! I will draw on the first week of January 2010.

Instructions: Leave a comment telling us what you are thankful for as the year ends, your name (no last name required) and e-mail (Giveaway is only for USA participants, if an International participant is drawn he/she will be disqualified and another person will be drawn. I apologize that I am unable to ship internationally at this time). 


  1. Hey Claudia! I don't have to see it to know it will be FAB-U-LOUS! Sign ne up please! xo Lynn

  2. I am so thankful to be a part of Shabby Lane Shops and thankful to have left the corporate world this year to pursue what I love.

  3. Claudia,
    Please add me to the list! I am very thankful for all my online friends at Shabby Lane and Make Mine Pink! I learn from them daily and truly have enjoyed getting to know all of them!

    Grandma G's

  4. Hi Claudia,, thanks for having such a great contest. Its been a very hard year since i was laid off and I am a single income. But my friends and family have been wonderful and I as so thankful and grateful for each and everyone of them and everyone at Make Mine Pink! I hope you have a very blessed, happy and healthy Holiday season and new year. Gail

  5. As many of my friends from MMP and FB know, I have not been well. At times it is pretty discouraging as the conditions are chronic and must be accepted. In spite of it all I am very thankful for each and every day that I wake up and can continue to create beauty and convey encouragement in spite of obstacles, to others. It is the simple pleasures of life that bring us joy. Have a blessed holiday season and many more years of creating!

  6. Hi Claudia! I am very thankful for my family and friends, for a warm home, and a grateful heart. Happy Holidays.
    The Polka Dot Rose

  7. Hi Claudia!

    What a lovely giveaway! I'm so very thankful for my family. They make it all worthwhile.


  8. Hi Claudia,

    Thanks for such a lovely give-a-way! I am truly thankful for my family and my sisters on Shabby Lane Shops who are soooooo supportive and make this worthwhile! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year too!


  9. Claudia,
    I am thankful first and foremost to have God in my life, I am thankful he has blessed me with a loving husband of 39 years, who still opens my door for my and takes care of me, he is very attentive and my protector. God has also blessed successful DD’s and two wonderful GK’s, me with two beautiful and keeps them close to me. I am thankful that God did not call my DD home this year when she was in such a horrible accident and hurt so bad, it reminded us all of how important life is to us. She is healing with time but here with me what a blessing for me. I am thankful to have found all of you and the support you give to me, not having a family of my own outside of my immediate family you are all a blessing!
    I am thankful for our military and their families who protect us each day; they are always in my prayers always.
    My we all take a moment of silence to remember those who have lost their life’s to protect us and be thankful that they pay the ultimate price for us, being it military police officer, fireman and etc.
    I love this give away and will be back daily to see what everyone is thankful for it will be a great inspiration for me!
    Hugs sassy gail

  10. I am thankful for the life I have, a loving and caring husband and other family. For my home and everything in it and especially to my Mum (God rest her soul) or though no longer with us, she is still with me in spirit and keeps me going each day, without her I would not have become the woman I am today. Just wished I had told her that I loved her more when she was around.

    Thank you for this post Claudia

  11. What a great giveaway!!! I am thankful for so many things but first and foremost I am thankful for my family and friends. I am truly blessed with so many wonderful people in my life.
    Happy Holidays!!

  12. Hi Claudia, I would love to win your giveaway. I am so thankful for God in my life, my wonderful husband and family and I am truly thankful for my SLS sisters who are so supportive and helpful and just there when I need them. I am thankful for our troops and their families who sacrifice for us so we can do what we love. I am thankful for good health for all of my family. Have a Merry Christmas everyone!

  13. Hi Claudia, What a great giveaway! Reading through all the posts, I feel like saying I'm thankful for all the same things, my relationship with God, my loving husband and family, home, health, our military, community, my online family and friends, my memories of my mother and father, and the ability to be a creative soul everyday and do what I love most. I'm extremely blessed and grateful for it every second. There's not enough time or space to detail my thankfulness list, so I'm just glad God knows the contents of my heart. Thank you for helping us all think about counting our blessings. Here's to an abundant New Year for all!
    Dianne Hadaway, Mama's Pocketbook

  14. Ladies thank you so much for all of your dear comments! It's very touching to see all the good things that life brings us and all of the strenght that you have.

  15. What a lovely giveaway Claudia! I am thankful for so many things this year. My family is in good health, my husband is thriving at his new job and I am thankful to have met so many wonderful women this year who share my passion for creating. :)

  16. I am so thankful for my girls! I would be lost without them. What a nice giveaway, thank you.

  17. Claudia, This is a lovely giveaway as well as all your items on your website are beautiful. I love visiting often.
    I am so thankful for so many things that this page could not hold it. It is the little blessings in life that mean so much to me, some of the things we often forget. I am thankful that I live in country that is free. I am thankful that all my children and grandchildren are safe, happy, healthy, and know the Lord Jesus. I am thankful that God gave me a sweet family of friends on Shabby Lane Shops to connect with, and I am thankful for my church where we feel loved and belong.
    Most of all during this time of year, I am so thankful for the one who gave His all so we could have a life forever with Him. So during this season, I do not want to get overwhelmed with the material things of life that I forget that He is the reason we celebrate! It is during this season that TAKING TIME TO SMELL THE ROSES is so important too.

    I would love to win this giveaway because it is so nice, but since God has blessed we with so much, even more than I need or have time to even work on in way of crafts etc, I ask that if I am chosen, inform me, but please draw another name and I want them to be blessed with it.

  18. Dearest Claudia,
    Finally, the time to visit your blog. I was impressed with you and your site before, but after visiting your blog....You're something very special girl:-)
    What I am thankful for, other than the obvious, is the chance I had to have a brick and mortar boutique called Big At Heart.
    I had to shut it down a year or so ago for health reasons, because of all things it was too successful. Sounds nuts, but I am a diabetic and it totaled my feet.
    I was able and am thankful to have been there when people were having hard times.
    I recently had to clean it out and reread some of the Thank You cards from the people I was able to be a part of for a brief time.
    Women coming in to shop for a dress or funeral or cruise or whatever the reason. I felt so happy to slip a small gift into their purchase, that they wouldn't see until they were long gone. Just to let them know that someone honored their "being" and cared.
    I have so very many stories that would touch everyone's heart, from my store.
    I hadn't realized how much it meant to some of people, until I read the cards from them just the other day. They were good people and I am thankful to have met them.
    Most of all I am thankful for what my little 86 year old mother said to me this year. "I will never leave you Honey, I will always be there."
    She isn't doing well now, but Thank You Mom for letting me know that, it will make it easier I hope."
    P.S. This is a happy post, not a sad one, about how wonderful it is when people cross paths and leave each other a warm memory and about a beautiful 86 year old strong woman, who loves that I'm eccentric and loving.
    A small novel this is.
    Merry Holidays and remember, you never know when you have really touched someone, even if it's just for a minute. They will feel it and remember it and I'm thankful for those memories.
    Love, Lenie

  19. I am thankful for everything in my life, but most of all for my absolutely wonderful husband, the only person in the world who can make me laugh when he knows I'm having a rough day. I'm so grateful for him! And I love my SLS family.

  20. Hi Claudia,
    I am Yoli Kalkofen from Texas. I'm a 44 year old single mom of 2 teen kids, working full-time. I am thankful because in 2009 my life has been transformed and blessed by God. I feel like I have been given a new start. My job is relocating us from deep south Texas to Central Texas. It is a big move. In 2009 I got closer to my family and found so many new blogging friends for the first time. I'm thankful because God forgives and inspires.

    Hope you have a blessed Christmas!
    Yoli Kalkofen

  21. I don't know where to begin...I think I am most thankful for a wonderful and how faithful the Lord has been to me...we are blessed with so much that I might take for granted. I hope I may always maintain a heart of gratitude and awe at how powerful a tool love can be....

  22. Thanks for doing this give-away!

    This is going to sound CRAZY but I am actually thankful for Facebook! I have been able to reconnect with some WONDERFUL friends from the past, and was even able to go to NYC to meet up with a bunch of friends from Summer Camp--people I haven't seen for 25 years! A lot of love and support has come into my life because of Facebook!

    And of course, the most important thing in my life that I am thankful for is my little 4 year old, Alec--he makes me smile each day, and is the light in my life for sure!

    Thank you again, Claudia, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!!!


  23. I am thankful for getting to spend precious moments with my dad with his last moments of clarity. I am thankful for having the most awesome parents who filled my life with so much joy, love, traditions, love of languages, love of food, & faith. Rita @

  24. I am thankful for my kids, husband, parents, etc. My family basically. I am also very thankful because this year I was blessed with my first granchild, Trenton. I also was blessed with reuniting with an old friend that we had lost touch in the last few yrs. We found each other on Facebook. This was a very good year for this alone. The finances were bad but a grandchild and an old friend (along with everyone else), how could I be upset about those? Merry Christmas to everyone and I hope next year brings happiness to everyone.

  25. cool stuff Claudia! I am thankful I made it thru another year and still love to create. Been 1+ years since I joined Shabby Lane Shops, and made so many lovely treasured friends too!

  26. I am thankful to be doing what I truly love each day. Within the company of ladies who enjoy the same creative life and support me in mine. I have met so many fabulous people online and my life is so much richer because of it. It has allowed me to try things I never thought possible or that I would ever think I had the talent to pull off. 2009 has been a wonderful year! Of course, I am most blessed because of the love and health of my family/friends. Hugs to all, Tedi

  27. 2 years ago my father went through 8 weeks radiation treatment and my mother suffered a sever heart attack and was in ICU for 9 days. The end of this year I'm celebrating that my mom and dad are doing extremely well and are healthy! It's been an excellent year!
    Terri N-W

    Great blog!