Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Quick story and a giveaway!

So first off, I am lame and forgot about the blog hop yesterday. So. . .since I didn't officially post about it yesterday, let's do it today (thanks to those who left comments anyway)! Leave one today and I will pick a winner on Friday to win an assortment of my new JBS goodies!

And Lena asked about the story behind the ONT spool cabinet. It is actually a really cool story! It belonged to my husband's grandfather whom I never met but wish I had. He died before Jared was even born. He apparently had gotten the cabinet from a friend/relative who owned a store. It has stayed in one of the barns for many years where it held tools, screws, etc. About a year and a half ago Jared's uncle was getting ready to throw it out when his mother rescued it for me. Of course I hyperventilated when I saw it.

We also have an awesome table we rescued from dog-shaving duty in the barn last year. More on that next week.

I know Uncle Joe thinks we must be crazy.
Pin It!

143 comments:

cupcake studio said...

Love the spool cabinet story...awesome that it stayed in the family too :) Your blog is always a joy!

Dawn said...

My parents had two ONT spool cabinets for end tables. The began collecting in the early 60s...when collecting that stuff was not considered cool.
:)
I have inherited many nice things from their collecting days.

Gloria L. said...

I am hoping with all my fingers crossed that I can win some of your new product - it's luscious!

Melanie said...

I hope I win! I need some of your goodies. And I love you sharing stories like that ... how cool how you find things!

Nirupama said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

Nitasha said...

oh, so glad I hopped back around to your blog. I thought I had missed it! Anyway, thanks so much for this fabtabulous giveaway!

dawn said...

insanely crazy awesome giveaway!

Abbey said...

Enjoyed the hopping in happened on to and the goodies too.

Jody said...

Your new products are just beautiful.

gssfam said...

I am wishin, and hopin, and prayin for some of those new jbs goodies! LOVE LOVE LOVE those! :D Thanks for the opportunity!

becky said...

new JBS goodies -- who wouldn't want to enter?!?!?!

Nancy Y said...

Thank you for the chance to win some of your fabulous products! Your spool cabinet is absolutely Gorgeous! I'd love to find a treasure like that!! :)

Cynthia B. said...

Thanks for the chance to win some of your fabulous products, Jenni!

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

I'm loving all these new products! I would love to be the winner!

Mel said...

Love the story...and glad I'm not the only one who spaces things off this week!

Jessica said...

That is one awesome spool cabinet! Love the way you put it to use.

N-nonymous (EN-nŏn'ə-məs) said...

Your blog always makes me smile, and always inspiring...intrigued to find out what a dog shaving table might be...(have never personally shaved a dog, lol!)

clouds shadler said...

not sure what an ONT spool cabinet is but it sounds very useful :) thanks for the awesome giveaway, these goodies look awesome, perfect for a layout :)

yer faithful fan,
Clouds :)

Meghann said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I love finding things in the barn! I always have a good dig around when I go home.

charli24 said...

Thanks for the giveaway Jenni!

Melissa said...

Thank you for sharing such a great story! I am also thankful my family has always collected many neat things over the years! Thanks for the opportunity to possibly win some really awesome products!!
Melissa

KindredEsprit said...

Happy belated b-day to your 9 year old! He sure looks big in the pic! =)

(Love your use of the spool to display projects!)

Becca said...

Great giveaway! Hoping I can win some of your great products.

Jessica said...

Love your blog. Thanks for the chance to win :)

LindaC said...

We also have old pieces with stories. Thanks for sharing yours. LindaC

AbrewFamily said...

Thank you for sharing that great story. Happy to know I'm not the only forgetful one out there ;)
Catherine A

Chocolate Mousie said...

I love the colors of the papers and the die cut journal tags are a must have! Thanks for the chance to win them. :)

maryboys said...

the new line is simply wonderful - and please count me in for the generous giveaway:)

mary

Ola said...

Love your story about the cabinet... I love it when I find great things this way!!

Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway... I love the new line!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

scrappin_in_AK said...

love your new line - great giveaway

cindy said...

You have the coolest designs with this line, love them all.

scrapcat said...

Oooh! Would love to win some JBS Goodies!!!

karen said...

thanks for the opportunity to win thoes fab products karen x

Shanon said...

Love the story! Thanks for the chance to win some awesome products!

Monique said...

Great story about the cabinet!
Thanks for the fab bloghop, off to hop some more!

xing said...

Love your new line just like the previous ones.

Anonymous said...

Well, i was too busy studying and deciding who to vote for to be here on Tuesday, but hope my post counts for the giveaway today.
Hope you include other day posts as well. Thanks for the chance. SRS

Kirsty Wiseman said...

Id love to win some new product :), thanks for the chance x

Marcy said...

I've been to every blog on the hop because these products are absolutely GORGEOUS and I'd really like to win them! Thanks so much for the chance!

Anonymous said...

Thx for answering question. What a wonderful family story. Lucky for you to have people around that know you and rescue those treasures from being cast out. I have only one such find...a chinese checkerboard handmade by my Grandmother's father and given to me because I loved to play every Christmas with my Grandpa who always seemed to beat me. He passed on still as the grand champion. My Dad built a table for it to fit into as it used to have many years ago. Blog Hop took a while for me. Thx for doing it, fun to visit other blogs. LenaS

Yvette Adams said...

I love a giveaway and I LOVE your products!! I love vintage <3.

Mama to Jayden said...

I love the colors in this new line!

Cristina-Sweet Pea Ink said...

jenni i'm absolutely in love with your new ranger products! hoping santa will put some under my tree. :) the house is looking beautiful too. :)
xoxo

Lindy said...

Love the story...I love family heirlooms and vintage things.

TFS

Theresa Grdina said...

Isn't that crazy that such a gem was hiding in the barn under tools and stuff?? Love those kind of stories!!!

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous giveaway! THANKS!!
STephanie EAken

Jenny said...

What a great story! I LOVE this new line! I ordered some of the new inks already and can't wait to play with them!

Anonymous said...

Love the stories behind vintage items. Love this months red and black collection too. Thanks for a chance to win some.

Kathy R

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

I LOVE the new collection! Thanks for the chance to win!

Janet said...

Thanks for a chance to win your awesome goodies!!1

Larajc said...

I love your new line! I love all the antique goodness you post on here too!

Christine said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win :-)

{VICKI} said...

Thanks for the chance at some great goodies---I hopped yesterday and left comments on all blogs---No comments on facebook as my job does not allow me have a facebook account so I am unable to participate that way.

Jacquie said...

That spool cabinet is so awesome..what a great story! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Barbara Eads said...

count me in for the fun.

Regan said...

great story...I have a credenza that was my grandma's moms...I cherish it....


I love your new inks...my LSS started to carry them!

kana said...

I love the new additions to JBS, it all looks great! Especially like the little cabinet.

Nancy said...

Have to try here too... :)

Samantha Langer said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Jerusalem said...

Don't you love a great find like that? I recently found a really old post-office shelf and boxes that way. Too fun! Thanks for the giveaway - I am crossing my fingers!

Jill said...

Thanks for the giveaways, Jenni. Now I have to go find the spool cabinet back story :)

Susan Parnell said...

Love the story & it is so chic now days to reuse, reduce, recycle! You are hip is so many ways Jenni!
I can't wait to hear about the dog grooming table ~
Happy Thursday,
Susan

learning table said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

KMS said...

I love found treasures like that. My brother is cleaning out our grandfather's barn. Wonder if there are any hidden gems there? Thanks for the chance!

Dawn Schmitz said...

Love all of your products! Great giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win...

Babsarella said...

What a great story!! I'd love the opportunity to win these fab products!!!

Kirsteen said...

Ah what a lovely story. Thanks for sharing it and for the amazing giveaway!

cat123 said...

I am hoping with all my fingers crossed that I can win some of your new product - Thanks for the giveaway Jenni!

egjk said...

Really lke the new line thanks for a chance to win!

Christina Aiton said...

What a wonderful cabinet and story - just love your new products - I would so so love to win - thanks for the chance

mommy2alex said...

What a great story, very cool to have such a wonderful piece of furniture from a family member!

FruMaansen said...

I always love to stop by your blog. I seem to always find just the right picture or idea to get my creativity started! Thx!

Crystal said...

I love your blog! Thank you so much for a chance!! xoxo!

Val said...

I love the new line especially the die cut journal pad. Thanks for the chance to win.

milkcan said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Always enjoy your vintage adventures!

AllyW said...

I enjoyed the blog hopping! Thanks for all the inspiration and a chance to win some seriously yummy scrap goodies!

Erika M. said...

I'm loving the spool cabinet and its story!

Kimber-Leigh said...

i love pieces with history :) it makes them extra special! and i'm so excited about all the new JBS goodies! thanks for all the giveaway chances!

Mary said...

YES! Please count me in. I so want to be chosen to recieve this great Jenni Bowlin collection! This is So Exciting! I love your vintage items for decor. I too collect and display things I love from the past. It's so much fun. :)

emily said...

Lovin all the new JB product. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lan said...

How special to have the cabinet come with a family story. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

Theresa Smith said...

Winning some of you lovely products would make my holiday season! LOVE, love, love your products. Thanks for the chance to win . . .

KristN said...

I love owning items with history and special stories. Thanks for sharing. Loving your new/reworked line! Stunning as usual. Have a wonderful week.

Kristen Nave said...

The spool cabinet is gorgeous with a wonderful family history...and it was in the family barn, I bet it to has stories to tell! Thank you for the giveaway oppurtunity!!

not.so.mllwyllw said...

love this giveaway!!!

Summer Braxton said...

Cant wait to see the table. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

Peg said...

Would love to win! Thanks for the chance.

Jingle said...

That is really neat that you have such a great piece with a wonderful history behind it!

connie said...

Crossing my fingers! Thanks for a chance to win some of your products.

Jennifer said...

Would love to win some fabulous JBS goodies. :)

rhonda said...

What a great story, I love antique items and my 17 year old daughter got hooked this summer on vacation with us she bought some milk bottles,old coins and some books and my neice bought an old camera,so glad I now have some family to go shopping with and thanks for the chance to win some of your beloved products!

Denise said...

Your new collection is lovely. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Roberta said...

I love to have a vintage item that has a story. All the vintage stuff I find is good, but something special from the family or if you have the history of an item, it is all the better! I have a wonderful hall mirror that was an old family item from the 1880's that my in laws used in the carport for 30+ years, because my mother in law didn't like "old stuff" in the house.

Dena G. said...

I woild love to win some of your awesome products - thanks for the chance!!!

Jennifer Cowan said...

busy busy.. keep up the good work!

Mandy said...

Love the new collection!THanks for a chance to win!

sharon d said...

Love the new products. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic goodies! Thanks - Jane

Patti said...

Cheers to delays! I'm glad I didn't miss the give-away! So inspired by all you do!

nspiegel said...

I am drooling shamelessly over these new goodies. Thanks for the offer.

Patti said...

I am so very, very, in love with all things Jenni B.! I love those new die cut journalling cards. They're the perfect mix of romance and nostalgia! Everything is just simply divine!

Nicole W. said...

Love your style! I am an Estate Sale addict and I love reading your blog ;) Thanks!

Ami said...

I would love to win. I am a recent convert to embellishments that aren't digital.

Scrapamum said...

I am soooo loving the new products!!!

Oly girl said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Oly girl said...

Thank you for the chance to win. Beautiful.

CraftyCat said...

Jenni, Your Christmas Album project kit is glorious. Love your products and keeping my fingers and heck even my toes crossed!

Anonymous said...

i do hope i win
sse6@juno.com

michelle said...

thanks for the chance to win!

mmpm88 said...

Thanks for this awesome giveaway. I love all of your products and it is so exciting to see the new ones!

Anonymous said...

It always makes me happy to see the past preserve in any form. I think it is very important. What a privilage for the chance to win. Thank you.

Kim L in ATL said...

love your products! thanks for the offer.

gleestormont said...

dog shaving?, stop teasing, tell us!

scrapfancy said...

Wow-how fun to get something that is handed down.

Amber L. said...

I hope I'm not too late

Kelly Massman said...

I missed you the day of the hop! Thanks!

erin m said...

Would love to get some of the inkpads. The colors look gorgeous!

TAGYN said...

I love your new product, awesome!!!

Keshet said...

Love the new stuff!

Karen said...

cool story about the awesome cabinet. i just love your new products. thanks for a chance to win.

Bill, Amelia and Jack said...

Would love to win!!! :) Thanks!

Marian said...

I love the new line, so beautiful!

Wendy B said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this great give away. I love the colours of this line.
Moon69

Amy said...

You are such an inspiration! Thank you for sharing all your crafty goodness!

Didee said...

WOW....that spool cabinet is crazy-cool!! Wish it was mine xox

Suzette said...

Super cool new projects, can't wait to get my hands on this stuff. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Jenni said...

i love hearing about furniture that has such a connection to your family. my parents have many items from my dad's great great uncle's home (which is now a college in indianapolis!!).

eMeLiNe Seet said...

LURVE anything from JB's ! :)

Natalie Elphinstone said...

Oh my goodness, the new kit just looks fabulous! And what a great new line you're releasing. Wonderful!

Amy said...

Oh wow! I am a new scrapbooker and would love to win your new products, that would be great! Thanks for a chance to win.

Zahra said...

Can't wait to get some of these in the UK!

ShellyJ said...

you did a fabulous job with the new goodies! love the new line :)

Rhonda V. said...

You're not lame, you were busy with the Ark! he he he

Love your new release!!! Thanks for the fun hop!

saner4 said...

I love, love, love your red and black collection. Two of my fav colors to scrap in and I have a difficult time finding red papers that I can use.

KateB said...

I left one yesterday thinking I was the crazy one...LOL

Jean said...

Love the new release. Great blog hop!

Julia said...

I would love some of your product. Thanks for a chance to win.

Kristi B. said...

I love finding really cool old finds in my family's garages & sheds. You found something REALLY cool! :)

Nancy said...

I would love a chance to win some lovely goodies!

Anonymous said...

Love your stuff and would love to win! Have a great weekend!

Tracy D.
Washington

Anonymous said...

Your blog is so fun! I love the spool cabinets. Thanks for the chance to win.

Tina M.
Idaho

Laura Stewart said...

I love that cabinet!