Friday, April 15, 2011

It's a "Mahalo to my Followers" Giveaway!



A while back I reached the coveted "100 Followers" mark here at Past Life... and then I threatened to host a giveaway to say thank you to all of you. Well, the giveaway is finally here!

It took me a little time because I wanted to make something special for the prize package, in addition to the vintagey goodies included. So, without further ado, I give you...

The Mahalo to My Followers Giveaway!


Mahalo is, of course, the Hawaiian word for "Thank you." I decided on a sort of Hawaiian/tiki/tropical theme for the giveaway because I've been looking around for just those sorts of things for Ohana Luau at the Lake in June. (See my Ohana post from back in February.)

Here's what the lucky winner will receive:

☛ A lovely goldtone palm tree brooch - take the islands with you wherever you go...



☛ A pale sunshine yellow Hawaii souvenir chiffon scarf with hula dancers and various Hawaii scenes...


☛ A kicky wicker & lucite handbag - fully lined, with a zippered inside pocket and roomy enough for all your important girly stuff...


☛ A fun red hibiscus flower barrette - designed and crocheted by yours truly, Miss CherryBubbles...



Now, here's how to enter for a chance to win:

1. Leave a comment here telling me about your tiki/tropical/Polynesian favorites - could be a movie, a cocktail, an island, apparel, a fruit, etc. Just to get you started, my favorites are pineapple, tikis, teatimer blouses, Hawaiian slack key guitar music, and mai tais.

2. For an additional entry, blog about this giveaway and be sure to comment here with a link. If you don't have a blog, you can still get an additional entry by spreading the word on Facebook or Twitter and letting me know that you did so.

3. If you become a follower of my blog, you'll receive an additional entry - just let me know that you're a new follower in the comments below.

**Don't forget to include an email so that I can contact the lucky winner**

Okay! You've got until Sunday, May 1, to get your entries in!
Winner will be chosen in a random drawing and will be posted here.

Pomaika`i! Good Luck!

31 comments:

Miss B. said...

My favorite tropical things are pineapple, hot weather, Forgetting Sarah Marshall(it's filmed in Hawaii so it counts...right?) bikini's, and pina coladas.

That purse would make a lovely addition to my collection...

rainshine_00@hotmail.com

Thanks!!

miss B

Miss B. said...

I blogged it!

http://vintagemission.blogspot.com/2011/04/giveaway-at-past-life.html

Congrats!!

Adri said...

Ooo what a swanky giveaway with some really cool treats!

My favorite things about Tiki are the kitchy songs, flowers in ladies hair, grass skirts, delicious cocktails and people with the Ohana spirit!

(I'm a follower and I blogged about the giveaway here http://thegirlblogger.com/2011/04/15/sharing-the-mahalo/)

Welcome to DeluxeVille said...

Oh Dear Lord.....My most absolutely favorite hawaiian things are...my 40's tiki bar, followed by my heywake ashcroft "Fake Bamboo" set...followed by fruity drink in a tiki mug!

Come on Summer!!

Congrats on your 100!!!

~MaryD

Amy said...

Andy Williams – House of Bamboo, Free rum drinks at Tiki Oasis, Dancing to The Hula Girls, Fiery Tikis, Burning volcanoes and Flaming torches in the moonlight.

-BambooLoveSong ;)

twinklez1985 said...

I think it would be sitting on the beach watching hula dancers while drinking a cocktail out of a coconut

SusieQT said...

Oh gosh, where to start? :)
Probably the music- Martin Denny to Walter Wanderly to the Moonlighters- I love it all.

Giving you props on my blog. Congrats on 100 followers!

Miss Emmi said...

All the delicious drinks! I'm also teaching myself to play ukulele, I love the happy, tropical sound.

Miss Emmi said...

Oh, and I'm also a follower!

Atomic Mama said...

Im a follower! My favorites are tiki, pineapple, hula dances, and pretty flowers!

Atomic Mama said...

I blogged about it also <3

Shrinky Inky said...

you're just adorable and talented!! My favorite island item is my best friend Amy, who lives on Oahu and I miss very much ;)

Though I have a blog it is sadly neglected - I've posted on my FB wall though ;)

khala morgan said...

What a nice giveaway! My favourite things are the neat detailed tiki mugs, brightly coloured bars and mai tais!

khala morgan said...

I'm also a new follower!

Tanja said...

oh goodness, what a giveaway!
i love the grass skirts, and the hair flowers. gives me ideas now...=)

tanja.chapman@gmail.com

Valerie said...

Mai Tais, palm trees, vintage Aloha shirts, tikis, Hawaiian music, tropical flowers, Hula pie. Oh my...

I hope I win:)

Miss Dee said...

Such a lovely giveaway, I am excited! My favorite Island things are tiki statues, pineapples, coconuts and palm trees, cause they do not grow in the Netherlands, haha!

I posted about your giveaway in my blog.

danielle.steinmetz@gmail.com

hugs, Miss Dee

Miss Dee said...

Oops, forgot the link...

http://bit.ly/e57e4y

:-)

Anash said...

my favorit tropical fruit is the star fruit!! Thanks for this splendid giveaway
anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

Anash said...

I blogged your giveaway: http://mommilitary.blogspot.com/2011/04/its-mahalo-to-my-followers-giveaway.html
anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com
Thanks!!

Anash said...

I follow google connect "anash"
Thank you kindly.
anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

icitea said...

Hhm.. I love... I love coconut milk. And pineapples, and the hot tropical sun!

And the beautiful white sand.

le.paradis.found at gmail dot com

icitea said...

I'm a gfc follower!

icitea said...

Ma blog post! Mahalo for the giveaway! http://ateacupofwhimsy.blogspot.com/2011/04/past-life-says-mahalo-to-all-her.html

Jenn said...

Thank you for hosting such a great giveaway!

I love Sol Ho’opi’i! Instant feel good music. My closet is bursting with Hawaiian ware! Shaheen, Kamehameha, Peggy Wood, Reef, Royal Hawaiian...I love it all :)

Jenn said...

And I'm now a new follower!

Miss CherryBubbles said...

Okay, I've got all the entrants so far. There are still 4 days left to enter ;)

Thank you all for spreading the word and I'm just pleased as punch to meet my new followers :)

Good luck everyone!

Emily said...

What a great giveaway!! My favorite Hawaiian themed item would have to be the dresses from the 50s. I still have yet to come across one that is in my price range, but one day!!! :)

Elly said...

Congratulations on passing the 100 follower mark (and what a lovely giveaway to celebrate)!

My favorite tropical things...I absolutely love anything with pineapple or coconut, plumeria flowers, and tropical beaches. (and now I want to go to Hawaii...)

Email is elnajay at gmail cot com

kim said...

Pina Colada's and grilling! Oh and the beach. I love the handbag!!!!

kim said...

And I am a follower!