First Giveaway!

Although I wanted this to originally be a giveaway on account of reaching 100 followers - I had delayed in finding the perfect prize until now! I'm very sorry for this, but I hope the wait was worth something. :)

For my first giveaway, I want to offer my readers a chance to win this vintage 60s straw purse - a perfect hand bag for the spring season, I think! It has a good length strap, and a cute coin-purse-like opening into the bag. I was definitely tempted to keep her, but thought better of it and knew it would be a great giveaway! ;)

To enter,
* be a follower of missing-lovebirds! (tell me that you are!)
* write a comment below telling me what you'd wear with this purse!
* tell me your name and email!

For an extra entry,
* blog about my giveaway! (tell me that you did in a separate comment!)

I'll be using the Random Number Generator to find the winner... and last but not least - the deadline is going to be February 5th! This giveaway is open to international readers, as well.

Again, thanks so much for your support and sweetness!
x, Elanor


  1. I really love your blog-it is really refreshing see you in dresses and skirt-I am from The czech republic an we have about 30 cm of snow for two months. I would love to join this cute giveaway but I have a question, can Europeans join also?

    If I won a would wear this purse with yellow vintage dress or wide linen trousers and flower blouse. My name is Petra Víznerová and my e-mail is petraviz@seznam.cz.

    (Sorry for my English, hope you understand me a little)

  2. Woohooo! This is a great giveaway Elanor! Im glad you held off a bit to find something special - its delightful!

    Congrats on reaching 100 - well now its 128 lovely followers.

    I love reading your blog, your posts are always inspiring and your photos inspirational!

    Have a fabulous day dear!

    xxx Christie

    If you haven’t already, come and enter my very first giveaway if you like...



  3. If spring ever came I would be wearing it with barefeet and a simple floral dress!!

    What a wonderful giveaway! Really worth the wait, I hope I win!! haha


  4. I would wear it with a classic black dress in the winter but during the warmer months I would pair it with a flowy light pink pastel dress and nude heels!

    I am a follower! :)

    Name- Sara Johnson
    Email- Johnsp37@suny.oneonta.edu

  5. ooo how lovely!! What a nice giveaway. I would wear a soft colored pastelly floral summer dress, with cute sandals, a hat with a bow, and heart sunglasses. Oh and red lipstick!! :) xx

    I am a follower!!



  6. Oh my, I need this! Lol its soo cute! I would wear it with this very cute 60s blue and white crop top I just recently bought :) I am definitely a follower!

    I am also having a andy warhol inspired giveaway on my blog right now, be sure to check it out closes tomorrow night :)


  7. i followed you! great giveaway..

    if i won, i would team it with my blue and white stripy shift dress, crimson tights and black suede wedges- a nice seaside feel in the outfit.





  8. Proud to be a follower!!

    I would pair it with a blue and white polka dot dress. I think it would work well and add a nautical feel to the outfit! Maybe some red wedges??


  9. just found your lovely blog, and am now a follower! i would wear this delightful bag with a Tim Burton dress, some Stacked heels, and a beautiful smile! thanks for sharing!!
    <3 mode.

  10. I am a follower! Love the purse! Hm, I would probably wear it with my brown and tan skirt, with a peach shirt. :)


  11. this is a great giveaway, elanor! i follow you on google friend connect & i'm so very glad that i do! :) the purse would look so cute with a floral spring dress and my glittery toms!


  12. I really like your blog ;)
    and this giveaway is really great!
    check out my blog if you have time to ;)

  13. Enter me please! I love the bag. It is perfect for my floral dress!
    I'm a new follower!

    Ana Belén R.M

  14. Yay!!! Such a lovely giveaway Eleanor:) Of course I am a follower and I would definitely wear this with this mustard colored dress I got for Christmas. xx Marisa, Parkerlilyblvd@yahoo.com

  15. I would wear it with a new floral jumper I just bought on sale! :D
    it's really cute :D
    And I love your blog.

  16. I wish I could enter - I love that purse - you didn't tell your followers that it was "made in Italy expressly for Lazarus" (that's what the label says!) I found out that F.& R. Lazarus & Co. was a well-know independent department store in Ohio! Unfortunately it is no longer in existence. I'm afraid we would have charges of nepotism if I won the giveaway! Too bad - but best of luck to all you who enter ~

  17. defnitely wear it with some floral or even an offwhite dress. love your blog girl. i'm a follower and my email is katherine.beckstead@yahoo.com :)

  18. What a great giveway ♥ I would wear this purse with a floral blouse and a beige tutu skirt and of course, a headband in my hair.

    I follow you with Google Friend Connect and my e-mail is placedelaconcorde@yahoo.com

  19. oh fab giveaway!

    Enter my £50 giveaway!

  20. Awesome purse; I'd wear with simple black dress to let the purse really shine. My email: timeenoughfordrums@yahoo.com

  21. thanks for the sweet comment!
    your blog is very cute!

    As for the contest consider me entered and a new follower :)
    I would definitely wear a 50's circle skirt and a bodice with that purse

  22. I love your blog and this purse is extremely cute.
    My name is Ashley and my email is mrsicarus@hotmail.com

    I would wear this with a dreamy light pink tank top and a white tulle skirt and my brown lace up booties.

  23. loving this!
    I am Alex and I follow you! My e-mail: alexavf3@gmail.com
    I would wear that purse with my signature skinny jeans and a fabulous top! I think that would look cute :P or a summer dress :)

  24. I blogged about it here:

  25. Oh, I can think of many places where I'd take this purse. What's my favorite one? On a warm June day, to a park, for a picnic! I'd probably be wearing some flower print dress, with strappy sandals, and my favorite owl necklace. Oh and along with my picnic, I'd pack my favorite vintage cups, their plastic with the same straw material! Now, wouldn't that be fun?! :)

    I'm following you!

  26. it's a beautiful purse! New follower, love your blog! I would wear this with my white summer dress and blue peep toe wedges. Thank you for the chance to win, fingers crossed.
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

  27. Awesome giveaway!! What a darling purse!
    I would totally wear this little gem with a great floral dress or skirt. I'm following you, name is Danielle and e-mail is antiquatedtreasures@gmail.com. Thanks <3

  28. Cute! This faintly reminds me of the purse Sophia always carried around with her on the show "Golden Girls".
    Since that thought is now on my brain I'd go with pairing it with a pretty floral dress in a blue/purple color combo & tights. Sophia would approve.

    I'm a follower through Bloglovin'!


  29. I'd love to wear it with a lacy white dress and espradrilles.

    Following you on Google.

    Stacey Kay
    “Runway Inspiration, Vintage Decoration”

    Runway Inspiration: ACNE

  30. Nice giveaway! I'm a new follower!

    I'd wear this with my new floral dress, since it's summer in Argentina :)


  31. OMG! That purse is seriously so cute. I can just imagine pairing it with my navy striped sundress from Zara in spring with tights and a cardi and just with the dress in the summer!

    PS: I'm a follower of course, and my email is strawsandy (at) hotmail (dot) com :)


  32. eep! that purse is adorable. i can see a lot of outfits i'd wear that with, like my vintage dress that has little towns and people on it.. or my lace dresses! i'm of course following your blog! and my email is sherr_95@yahoo.com :) great giveaway!

  33. This is a great giveaway!
    Hmm.. I think that I would wear this purse with some thing floral for sure. The straw detail on it reminds me so much of spring and summer. I would totally rock it everywhere!

    You know I follow your blog and my e-mail is thehelmethead [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  35. I'm a follower! I would wear this purse with my pink floral dress with my white lace-like flats. :D



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