Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Holly Hobbie & the For the Love of Junk Giveaway

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Holly Hobbie Makes a Goodwill Appearance

Anyone remember Holly Hobbie? I don't remember much about her, but I do remember having a Holly Hobbie bedspread at some point when I was very young. Right, Mom? Or I could just be having some type of delusion. I think it was yellow (maybe yellow gingham) with ruffly side panels. Pretty sure it was Holly Hobbie. (I matured into matching Strawberry Shortcake curtains and bedspread after that!)

Anyway! I stopped at Goodwill on the way home from work last week (Yes, I actually do more than junking! I know, right?). I hemmed and hawed about this set of four Holly Hobbie plaques. Not really my style at this point in my life, but it struck a nostalgic cord within me. And the green around the edges...love it!

Well, for the low price they were asking, I scooped them up and brought them home. They will likely be sold at the flea market I have coming up in a couple weeks. Junkologie will make its second world appearance! Yea! (You can read about the debut event at my Junkologie is Born! post from last fall.) I haven't booked the dates for a world tour yet, but there is more exciting news around the bend. I'll keep you posted!


For the Love of Junk Giveaway

Stop over to visit Candy@Junk Sophisticate! She's having a fab giveaway of the new JunkMarket publication and DVD! The drawing will be help Friday morning at 9:00 am Eastern, so get on over there to register to win the For the Love of Junk Giveaway!






What Do You Think?

I widened the body part of my blog so that I could use larger photos. What do you think?


19 comments:

  1. Ahhh..yes. My sister loved her some Holly Hobbbie. I couldn't like HH, because my sister did. And she did first. So, that settled that. You know? haha I mentioned you in my blog today. Check it out. ~Mindy

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  2. Well as a matter of fact my 3-year-old is sleeping with an old Holly Hobbie as I write. My mom found a vintage one about 5 or 6 years ago at a thrift store and my youngest kind of took it over. She actually calls it Hobby Hobbie.

    Thanks for the shout out and I hope your readers stop by for the junk giveaway!
    Candy

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  3. From one broad to another, I like the broad blog!

    The Texas Woman

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  4. Oh how I hate to admit this, but when Holly was popular I wasn't playing with dolls...I was raising 'em! I Good luck on your upcoming show. Take a full trailer and bring back an empty one(except for what you buy for yourself)! Debbie

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  5. I'm excited to hear you are doing another flea. Hope you sell it all! And bigger pictures are a great idea, too.

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  6. Oh I so remember Holly Hobbie-that takes me back! I do remember strawberry shortcake too, but she sure looks different from the Strawberry Shortcake my little girl is into!

    And the bigger pictures are great-looks good!

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  7. I still have my Hollie Hobbie doll. The plaques are great--I am sure I had one or two of those too!

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  8. That sure does brings back memories, those days were so much more innocent then. Now we have Brat Dolls!

    xoxo,
    Cathleen

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  9. I had a holly hobbie bedspread and garbage can! Love it, then yes, I was on to Strawberry shortcake. It's funny, my daughter loves strawberry shortcake too! I love the big pictures!! Krista

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  10. My friends had holly hobby, I was the tomboy, always outside fixing something!! haha.... but it brings back memories!

    Yes, like the layout much better! I don't have to get so close to the screen and squint this way!! LOL!!

    Best of luck on your 2nd appearance...... when you're doing the world tour, I can always say I was a lurker when she debuted (is that spelled right?) !!!!!

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  11. Those Holly Hobby plaques bring back memories for me!! I had a bedspread and matching curtains in my lavendar room as a little girl. I do believe my mother even sewed me a shirt or two out of some Holly Hobby fabric...which is now lovingly stitched into a quilt. In the words of Bob Hope, "thanks for the memories!"

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  12. Oh how well I remember Holly Hobby. I had a lunch box w/ her on it and I just treasured that little thing. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

    I saw that magazine in the grocery store the other day and I just couln't justify 10 bucks for such a skinny mag.

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  13. pssssst...I'm whispering in your ear right now...can you come out and play house...I wanna be your friend.

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  14. Olive, the best part of the JunkMarket publication is that it contains a DVD!

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  15. I had the same bedspread you are describing, but in pink. Loved it, although I don't remember anything about her either. I also moved onto Strawberry Shortcake. Ah, Memories. Love your blog. Thanks!

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  16. I had a Holly Hobbie poster above my bed as a young girl... I think it was the one with the kitty that you show in the plaques. I love kitty's. I'm pretty sure my mom got it for me.Foggy distant memory...slowly coming into view...
    Made these oval plaster plaques and then covered/decopaged them with Holly Hobbie or Kate Greenway wrapping paper and then adhered them to a ribbon and hung them on the wall. Quite the craft rage in the 70's
    Thanks for the memories
    Terri G.
    www.terrisbloomingideas.blogspot.com

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  17. I am in LOVE with Holly Hobbie, long story, but is there any way you didn't sell those wall plaques??? I hope... shanna

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  18. Shanna,

    Another fan of Holly Hobbie already snatched those sweet plaques up! I always keep my eye out for Holly Hobbie items, so I can keep you posted if I find something. In fact, I do have one other Holly Hobbie item. You can see it in the slideshow at this link...

    http://junkologie.blogspot.com/2009/06/junking-finds-june-8-14-2009.html

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