Saturday, January 29, 2011

5th Annual One World One Heart

*Note to my blogging friends. My computer died after my last post "Blue or Bleu?" and I apologize that I was unable to respond in a timely fashion to all your wonderful comments or be able to stop by and visit with all my blogging friends. I lost all my documents, my clip art and all my photos! Can you say external hard-drive.... lesson learned. Thank you for your understanding of my MIA. Thank you*


Hard to believe that another year has passed and that it is time once more for the Annual One World One Heart blogging extravaganza event. This year is the 5th Annual and sad to say the last One World One Heart, journey around the world. I just wanted to say thank you to the fabulous event creator and hostess, Lisa for doing such an amazing job.

One World One Heart is a worldwide event for bloggers only. It gives all those who blog a chance to meet and mingle and form connections with those they may not have otherwise met from all over the world. In the past 4 years this event has grown to over 1,000 participants with lasting friendships (and even one love connection) formed along the way. Think of it as a GIGANTIC open house allowing you to travel without ever leaving your home........going from blog to blog(in various countries) seeing the wonder each one has created and meeting all the fabulous people behind those blogs. As a bonus each blogger participant will offer up a "door prize or prizes"....just for dropping by, saying hello and seeing their world.

A year ago I had just started blogging and it was such a big world then, full of possibilities and unknowns. It is still a big world, but the blogging friends I have met along the way, have made it seem a friendlier, safer and smaller place. Because of these friends' support, in July, I opened my shop, 2nd fl Thriftiques (Please see the shop's button on my sidebar if you would like to visit). It has been so great to meet fellow bloggers that have stopped by to visit and become real friends along the way; people from out-of-town and out-of-state that knew of me only from my blog.

Last year I introduced myself and a little bit about my home State of Maine (Please click here to see). I am still a resident, a-Maine-born-and-raised gal and so I thought I would welcome my visiting guests by offering a few Maine-themed goodies. Here is just a sampling of "My Taste of Maine Bag" that some lucky visitor will receive when this party ends on February 17th. I have more photos to post of the rest of the prize package.

A Lobster cloth napkin and embroidered lobster canvas wine tote. These are paired with a "lobster tail" BBQ Fork (a conversation starter for sure at your next backyard BBQ) and vintage costume jewelry at its best, a painted lobster pin. There are also 2 wooden nautical decorations. For those of you who may not know, nothing is tastier than freshly caught Maine lobster ..... served hot with melted butter or cold in a Lobster Roll. Hard to believe that the Pilgrims used lobster as a natural fertilizer when planting their crops.

BBQ Lobster Tail Fork

As you can guess by the blog title, I l
ove to shop at Goodwill, so everything you see here has come from the Goodwill store as new merchandise; except the lobster pin which is a vintage find.

Vintage Lobster pin.

All you have to do to win these goodies and more, is please leave me a Howdy, Hello, Good Morning, Good day and be sure to let me know what place you call home. Let's make the world a little smaller..... let's join Lisa in this wonderful and fun journey around the world. I look forward to visiting you. For your invitation, please click on the button at the top of my sidebar or click here. Thank you.

Got it at Goodwill


Bettina Groh said...

Looks like I'm #1 ... hooray! I'm from Kansas City currently. We used to drive through Maine yearly to get to Nova Scotia. Love Route 9... my kids used to call it the roller coaster road... but then they updated it and took out the curves and hills! Love Maine lobster, blue berries and the ocean!

Lemondrop Marie said...

I am really interested in that pin! Perfect for summer I think. I love Goodwill too.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
OWOH giveaway

Terri said...

I am from Jefferson City MO and we love Maine here! I hope to win your prize!

Cat & Cricket said...

Ahh.. you are stealing my heart with that lobster bag...
That is for me Cricket...@gypseanurse!
So I am taking a ride with you!

Femmy said...

great giveaway!! count me in for the drawing please.

purplume said...

Boy, you have a nice Goodwill. Bless you. Thank you for sharing.
Have your best day ever.
Aloha from Hawaii.

Floss said...

Hello there - your blog name really drew in me in! I'm a British thrift-shopper living in France, but I remember my mum shopping at the Goodwill when we lived for a while in the States! Your giveaway is great fun and it's nice to meet you. I really love your blues in the post below, too. The French have their own brand similar to Pyrex, and I am beginnning to collect some of that in a blue forget-me-not pattern - it's lovely!

artworks_studio said...

I too am a thrift shop junkie. If I don't go out on a reagular basis and have a look see I start to get edgy! Love your blog!

stop by and say hello!

Anonymous said...

How lovely! I would love to win it!
Please come to my Blog to win a real crystal ball!
Be well & wish well,

Jingle said...

I'm not a resident of Maine, I'm a Mass girl. But my summers were spent in Wells growing up and we still like to go up there for vacation when we can. I love Maine!!! These are such wonderfully fun gifts! That vintage lobster pin is fabulous! jinglesells at gmail dot com

AlwaysInspired said...

That pin is fantastic!
Come join my OWOH! I'm #50!

gpc said...

I enjoyed my visit with you. I hope you will visit me, too!

magpie said...

omg i am enthralled with your website! I don't even need to be entered in the giveaway, just wanted to tell you how cool this is - and it's links - it's going to be HOURS before i leave the computer now.

Palma said...

Hi! Such a beautiful giveaway! COUNT ME IN,PLEASE!

Join in mine, if you like ♥

Ellen said...

very nice! Not only will that satisfy my New England "homesickness", but can work in my cottage kitchen! :)

Greetings from Canada!

Sandi M said...

Maine lobsters...who doesn't love any shape or form...from the real to the whimsical! You have some amazing Goodwill finds here. Thanks for offering some fun items :)

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Greetings!...So pleased to visit your lovely blog. I am a Canadian Mixed Media and Digital Artist and look forward to meeting a new friend. I hope you will visit my blog as well.

Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw. Hugs, Gayle.

Arya said...

Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey!

Donna said...

Thank you for taking the time to offer this lovely gift and thank you for the opportunity to win!

Janine said...

Hallo, nice to meet you
Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
Please count me in.
Come visit me on my blog,I join the OWOH- event too.
Regards from Germany and happy OWOH

Homemaker Honey said...

G'Day from Brisbane! I'm a Michigan gal living in Australia. I would love a piece of America with your Taste of Maine in my Aussie home.

homemakerhoney@ gmail .com

My OWOH giveaway:

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. Thanks for your generosity and participation in the event. Count me in please.
visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

Rosie said...

Hello from Germany. It’s nice to meet you. Your door prize is great. Thanks for entering me in your contest. Please visit my Blog too. I’m #116 on the flying wings

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Please count me in!

Healing Woman said...

Nice to meet you. It would be so fun to win your door prize! You've got a great sense of humor too. Please add me to the draw.

Mrs Minimalist said...

Great door prize... won't you pop over to enter my giveaway too at
I am #218 on Lisa's list.
Greetings from France.

Micki said...

Lovely prizes! I would love to win! Please visit me at my Irish giveaway here:

Cherry said...

Yea! I'm so glad to be here and to meet you. You have an awesome blog, and I love the adorable matchbox! Come check my blog out sometime. Thanks for entering me in your contest!


Diana said...

Hi from Ohio. you have such a cute collection of lobsters. it would be fun to have in Ohio :) it's nice to meet you, I'll be back to visit.

flyingbeader said...

O I love thrift store shopping too. I've found some really great things that I've either put to use, or used in my art. Would love something from Maine. Been there once, but only saw the southern tip. I need to come back.

dot in icy Ohio

Cheryl said...

Greetings from Fresno, California :-)
Please enter me in your drawing for your lovely give-away gift.
~Cheryl over @ Artsy Fartsy

Maggi said...

Flying in from One World One Heart! :)

This is the cutest gift pack, I just love how you personalized it to where you live!

You're welcome to visit my OWOH post anytime!

Happy Blog Discovery!

Betty said...

Wow, sure brings back some wonderful memories of my life in Maine! Now live in Texas. Include me please! Visit my giveaways at #123 in the OWOH event.

Michaele said...

Oh my goodness, now I'm craving lobster, and certainly NOT the Long John Silver's kind!

Nice. *wink*

I'm in Oz, Kansas' "fancy" name. In the middle of a snow storm, so no lobster for me!

I hope you'll drop by both of my giveaways (at Twigs and Tulle and Kindergarten's 3 R's: I'm giving away a mini bunting and some pattern blocks) during this awesome blogging event! Happy OWOH!


FairlyGirly said...

Hello from England. What a great theme for your gift, thanks for the chance to win in your OWOH giveaway.

Please stop by at mine #636

Mimi said...

This is so fun, I would love to win!

Please stop by my blog and enter my OWOH giveaway also! I'm #590.

hoerauf at comcast dot net


PEA said...

Hi Sherrie, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win all of those wonderful lobster related goodies:-)

Make sure you come by and enter my own giveaway if you haven't done so already!!

Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

Karla Rosendall said...

Cool finds!

Lezlei Ann Young said...

Oh please enter me in your OWOH Giveaway! If I am the winner, you can contact me at Take a moment to visit my blog and enter my OWOH Giveaway at


Sunshineshelle said...

Wow, I feel a Clambake coming on LOL!!!! By the way I'm pleased to meet you (I'm Shelle from Sunshine Coast Australia) If you have time I'd love you to come on over check out my giveaways & comment at my OWOH post too :) One World One Heart... It's a marathon BUT SO MUCH FUN!!!!

Mia J. said...

What a cool giveaway. I would like to be entered to win. Thanks for the chance.

Aimee Jeffries said...

Mmm lobster! Lovely prize. I really want to visit Maine someday, looks so pretty!

Nanbon44 said...

So very nice to meet you,
Please enter my name in your lovely giveaway-
Bonnie in Florida
Bonnie ladycolmn(at)aol(dot)com
Blogs #566 and #567 USA

just me said...

hello from washington state!! have to tell you a cute story that goes along with your giveaway. my 5 yo loves seafood so went to lunch to IHOP one day with my parents (his other favorite food pancakes), so when the waitress asked what he wanted for lunch he says "lobster". we all laughed, he did get to go to Red Lobster for his birthday where he got the big seafood platter! So your goodies are right up his alley-lol!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I am visiting from snowy upstate NY! Happy OWOH! I'd love a chance to win the lobster/Maine package. I hope you have a chance to stop by my blog & enter my giveaway, too! #331

Gracie "Neky White" said...

What a generous giveaway! thank you so much for the chance to win something so beautiful!

come to enter mine if you have time!


Hoopie said...

I enjoyed visiting your KEWL blog

Please stop by mine OWOH 2011

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

Hello from snow-covered Arkansas! It's nice meeting you and checking out your blog. Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway and be sure to stop by and enter mine, too. #215 on the list.

Warmest regards,

Wanda Eash
Two Crafty Mules

CathyH said...

Hi Sherrie! I love to treasure hunt too and love everything vintage. Hope you are staying warm up north!
Love from Tennessee,
cathyguitarteacher-77 at

jacque4u2c said...

Greetings from Louisville, KY - USA
Nice to meet you and visit your blog.
Winning your give away would be awesome!
Thanks for including me in your drawing..Come visit me, I am playing too.

Dianne said...

I love lobster anything! Fun giveaways!
Please include me in your draw and come over to mine #348 and put your name in mine if you wish. Thanks.

Gale Varland said...

Hello from Oregon. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway. The lobster stuff is too cute!
Feel free to stop by my blog and enter mine if you get a few minutes! :) Gale

Gen said...

This is a lovely giveaway!

Please visit my page too:

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Oh, I love thrift stores and am a "regular". I drive my kids nuts sometimes, but they're getting used to it. Anyway, thank you for offering these goodies. ; )

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a fun blog you have. I'm just sorry to read about your computer. I'm # 11, and would love to have you stop by if you haven't already.

crafty creations said...

Hi Sherrie what a beautiful blog you have I have enjoyed reading your post. I've never been to the States - but maybe someday

I would be delighted to win one of your beautiful gifts

Please add me into your draw

Enjoy OWOH

I'm Hilda from the UK I'm listed at 177 and 727 I hope you have time to visit me

Dawn said...

Hi Sherrie, I am from Alberta, Canada, and I love thrifting, garage saling, spending afternoons in the antique malls etc. There is something about the thrill of the hunt, isn't there :)

I hope you'll visit my blog too, (Art of Humungous Proportions) when you get a chance.
Cheers ~

Emily R. said...

How cute! Would love to use lobster fork in the rocky

My blog, Not much yet. Im a new blogger!!

stampgram said...

Greetings from Cody, Wyoming! Isn't this fun? Your lobster offerings are awesome-what a clever idea! Please enter me.
( stampgram AT yahoo DOT com }
If you have a moment stop by and enter my giveaways too.
# 385
# 132

Beckie Holso said...

Isn't this fun? I just love OWOH! Thank you for participating... please count me in for your terrific giveaway. If you get a chance, I hope you'll visit me too (if you haven't already).

Beckie =)
artbeckons at hotmail dot com
San Diego, California, USA

OWOH #119
OWOH #132

quiltmom said...

HI Sherrie,
So nice to see you entering OWOH again- I love your lobster pin- It would be well admired by my kindergarten students.
Thanks for the opportunity to win such lovely prizes but mostly for blogging and sharing your stories.
I have you on my blog list and I often visit even if I don't leave a comment that frequently.
Enjoy the festival- it is always nice to meet such friendly people.
Warmest regards from Western Canada,

AZviaTx said...

I had the same thing happen last year when my PC went belly up. Took out all my pics, clips, and housed art photos of items made by no longer owned by me! Can ya say:
"crybaby"? That was me. I met you last year during the OWOH, you are lots of fun to follow along with. I like your vintage shop. I went over to see what you've been up to. Keeping very busy. Lots of fun, funky, quirky stuff for sale. I know you're having fun during Lisa's last OWOH! Nice running into you again. Tina
Oh, say hello to Georgette

Donna said...

Such a lovely blog and a fun giveaway. Please enter me and thank you!

yoborobo said...

Hi Sherrie! It's always great to meet another thrifter. :) I was just at GW yesterday - lol! This is such a cute giveaway! Please stop by and visit me if you get a minute (278). So nice to meet you! Pam

Danielle said...

A New England Gal myself! Currently in the midwest and VERY much missing my clam bakes from bake home!
binafan at hotmail dot com

cottageprims said...

Count me in on the lovely giveaway.If I should be the lucky winner just email me through my blog.Warm Blessings!~Amy

CreativSpirit said...

Hi Sherrie, greetings from Australia.
I love that your gifts are from your home state of Maine, If I am the lucky winner, I can the the Australian branch of Tourism Maine. :)

Come by and say hello at #9


Kim Dellow said...

Oh that is fun! Nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy OWOH. Kim (No. 724)


Hello! you have such a wonderful blog and great give away! I shall have to keep my fingers crossed! Visit me too #220 needlewings at Waving to you from Ohio!

rebecca's rainbow kisses said...

Greetings from south of you in Massachusetts. We love Maine, especially Ogunquit in summer. Your blog is special. We love lobster :)
Blessings in the journey, Rebecca #393

Deedra said...

So gorgeous! I love thrift store shopping, too!!

martha brown said...

I'm a lobster lover and a goodwill junkie :)
Please enter my name into your draw -- thanks so much!
~martha (#384)
(from Toronto :)

Connie said...

what fun finds for your giveaway! please enter me in your draw and come enter mine!

Donna said...

Thank you for for offering this beautiful gift and thank you for the chance to win. Your hard work really shows!

Wendy said...

Hello Sherri, So happy to see you while flying around OWOH. I am a Goodwill girl as well. LOOOOOVE it.
Please stop by when you get a chance.
Wishes and Whimsy
Wendy from Wonderland said...

Hello, greetings from Malaysia. Happy OWOH to you.
I'm also participating in OWOH 2011 and here is my link.
Please come visit me too!

whimsyloft [at] gmail [dot] com

Carmen said...

Hello from the UK! Love that you even managed to find a lobster brooche! Fabulous and fun giveaway, thanks for the chance to win.

Please feel free to visit my OWOH Post :)

OWOH# 365

Teri said...

Hello from Michigan!! Great blog. Love your gifts to give. Please include me in your drawing!
Come visit me at


Debra said...

Wow what a lovely giveaway! Please add me to the list !Thank you for the opportunity to win!

s hyler said...

I would love to be entered in your wonderful drawing. Please stop by my blog #809 for a chance to win my door prize.

Belinda said...

Hello You have a lovely Blog ,Please come see mine,
My giveaway is a ooak bunting baby doll
Hugs Belinda

Lisa W. said...

Love your giveaway and thank you for the chance to win. :) I would love for you to stop by and visit me at #597

Just Jenn Designz said...

Hi Sherrie, it is so very nice to meet you. I am originally from Nova Scotia, Canada (right across the Bay of Fundy from you), but now I live just outside of Williamsburg, VA. We generally drive to Nova Scotia every summer to visit family, and our travels always takes us through Maine, which I truly adore. I think it is because Maine does remind me of Nova Scotia in so many ways... including the winding roads, rocky coastline, fresh air, etc. Sometimes we take the CAT back and forth from Portland to Nova Scotia.
I must say that your gift package is absolutely fabulous (did I mention that I LOVE lobster?) and I have nothing here in VA that represents lobster. Shame on me! Would you please throw my name into the hat for a chance to win?

I would love for you to hop on over to my blog for a visit. I am #78 on the OWOH participant list.

Marie S said...

Hi there Sherrie, greetings from southern california.
I am so happy my flight on OWOH has brought me to your inspiring blog and delious maine lobster door prize.
If you get a chance on your journey through OWOH, come spend a few minutes of your valuable time with me #442.

Azurlin said...

Greetings from Ipswich, MA. Where in Maine are you? We used to spend a week every summer in Naples, Me in a cabin on Long Lake. Miss those days.

Please enter me to win your door prize. Thanks...

I'd love to have you visit my blog and have a look around, too. I'm offering a shabby chic denim necklace from my ReStyle Studios as my OWOH door prize.

Hugs from Linda L
email -

canngil said...

What a hoot! would love to have him crawling over my shoulder! thanks!
Cathy Gillette

SLucy said...

Sweet Giveaway~Hello from Ontario Canada. Please count me in for your giveaway.

Please visit my OWOH giveaway:

Leslie said...

Oh your mention of a lobster roll mad my mouth water. My son graduated from Colby College in Maine many years ago and I fell in love with the lobster rolls during our visits there. What a clever giveaway you've come up with.

baglady said...

my teenaged son and I spent almost a month touring up the East coast last summer and we loved Maine. We spent two weeks just poking around the state-whale watching, gem digging, sight seeing and gold digging at the many antique shops. We might have to come back this summer to stop at your shop. Please add my name to your generous give away and please come visit my blog lucky #777 on the ever growing list.

Birgit said...

Hi Sherrie,

One fine day I hope to make it to Maine, but in the meantime I could pretend already having been there if I happen to be your lucky winner. :)

Great goodies -- thanks for the chance to win them. :)

Greetings from Germany,
# 66

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I think a religion ought to be founded to worship the Maine lobster. So sweet and succulent.

MoonWillow Art Studio said...

Hello :) So nice to meet you! Lovely blog. Will have to come back to look more. Please enter my name in your drawing & if you haven't already, pop on over to my blog & enter mine.

Have a wonderful weekend!
MoonWillow Art Studio
OWOH #94

Sean said...

From the Florida Gulf Coast
I am entering for my daughter Melanie, she had wanted to participate in this year's event, but a fire changed her plans... I thought I would surprise her and do this for her..
Visit the site I set up for her on my blog #579.. and enter her name in the contest, thank You


Chelle said...

Hi, it's wonderful to meet you through this lovely event. I'd love for my name to be entered into your giveaway. Thank you in advance and have a wonderful day. :-) I'm off now to look at more of your blog!


JLaine said...

Hello from Thailand! What a great idea for a giveaway.. and thanks for a little background about your place.. as for now, Thailand is our home even if we are just expats in this country.

Count me in your giveaway!
Here's my OWOH post..please click here.. :)

laetriciajaniel (at) gmail (dot) com

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

I love to shop at Goodwill and love lobster too! We are like 2 peas in a pod!

BrendaLea A. - Purple Lady
Southern Illinois, USA
prpldy (at) comcast dot net

Chris said...

Greetings from Wisconsin. I'd love to win a taste of Maine. Please stop on by my blog as well- OWOH 760.

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hie Sherrie, I would absolutely love to win your lobster napkin and tote. Lobster is our favorite seafood dish. How sweet! Please visit my blog, too. I am the author of "16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood." I am giving away my book and a couple of laminated 4 leaf clovers.

Laurie said...

What a sweet, themed gift Sherrie! I am a lobster lover! My time in Maine (Bar Harbor area) was amazing...I loved it there and could live there, truly. You get the snow and the ocean -- what could be better I ask you! I hope you'll come by and enter my giveaway, too, #45 on the list! Enjoy the rest of the event!

mitz said...

..the ** maine ** objection here is to become lucky. great give-a-way! thanks for the opportunity mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

Tanya said...

Hello from chilly England, would love a chance to win one of your prizes.
Thank you

'RainbowRose' Connie Faulconer said...

Wow what a lovely giveaway! Please add me to the list !Thank you for the opportunity to win!

wildmtnrose at gmail dot com

Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. Best wishes from Turkey...

annabell_lee_dk (at)

Rough Seas Designs said...

Hi from North Carolina!

I would like to have my name submitted for a chance to win your drawing!

I love to meet fellow crafters so if you have time stop by for a visit!

Thanks so much!!

janil said...

Amazing giveawy!
Greetings from Spain and thanks for the chance!!!

cal_rubies at yahoo dot es