Sunday Smile: Birthday Giveaway!


So, it's my birthday today.. and it's sort of a big one. I am now 40 years old!
(my mama told me it's the flirty & fun forties!)
Because it's my birthday, I wanted to do something special for my sweet chickadees (you!).
drum roll please
I'm doing a Birthday Giveaway that encompass a few of my favourite things!
If you've been following Tea & Chickadees for a while now, then you know I am a big fan of analog photography (lomography & polaroids), that I love kittycats, I have a pretty sweet dog named Grace, I'm a sucker for anything owl shaped, enjoy tea on a regular basis, and am a fan of handmade and vintage.
This happy little package covers all of those things, and one sweet Tea & Chickadees follower will win 'em all!

Take a gander at all the pretty pictures I took of the goodies included:

Here's what's in the Birthday Goody Bag:

little hoots owl earrings by Mel of Needle & Nest Design
teacup & feather tiny framed photography by Erin of Feather + Anchor
a few of my favourite teas: Zen Green Tea, English Breakfast Tea, Echinacea Elder Tea
the sweetest kitten & yarn yellow tin!
a vintage lusterware owl shaker!
a Happy Happy Joy Joy card by luckyjackson
an original polaroid of my dear puppydog Grace
a brand new Olympus Trip 500, a fun little automatic film camera!
{I have this exact same camera & have so much fun with it; some of those photos can be found here}

I had a lot of fun putting this birthday package together, and look forward to giving it to someone who will enjoy all of my favourite things!

{here I am with Gracie as a fresh new 40 year old! huzzah!}

To win this Birthday Giveaway, all you need to do is be a follower of my blog (subscribe by feedburner, follow on Bloglovin or  join via GFC) and leave a comment letting me know a few of your favourite things!

Tweet this giveaway for an extra bonus entry! 
Be sure to include this URL (http://www.teachickadees.com/2012/01/sunday-smile-birthday-giveaway.htmland my twitter name @buttercupcaren.
Remember to leave a 2nd comment to let me know you did the tweet. :)

Contest ends January 31st and the winner will be announced February 1st!
with birthday cake joy,


  1. Happy Birthday again pretty lady! You seriously look gorgeous and no where near 40 in those photos, and I know you don't feel it either! You're speaking my language with that giveaway. *pick me pick me*!

    Oh, my favourite things... giraffes and okapis, cats, particularly grey cats, bolts of fabric, green tea and cheese. xoxo

  2. Super cute - Happy birthday lady! I have many favorite things: tea, my cats, reading, baking sweets, kneading bread dough, and harry potter!

  3. Happy Birthday, Caren! Some of my favourite things are fresh coffee, pancakes on Saturday Mornings, ships and anchors, the colour hot pink and cozy grey sweaters.

  4. I just tweeted your giveaway. :-)

  5. Following your lovely blog - and happy birthdayy hoope you have an amazing year ahead. My favorite things: cinnamon rolls, vintage tea cups, type writers, old letterpress blocks, and baking

  6. Goodness me, what an amazing giveaway you're hosting ... Happy birthday!! (but you're the one who's supposed to be receiving the gifts). :)

    A few of my favourite things: grey muzzles on dogs, choc chip cookies still warm from the oven, and coffee ... it always comes back to coffee.

  7. Hello, Caren! I just started following the blog via my friend Saylor Made. Let me start off by saying Happy Birthday! Such a lovely giveaway! This is a few of my favorite things: cooking, gardening, art, coffee, the sound of an acoustic guitar, the color red, photography, etc. Thanks for the opportunity and I can't wait to check out the blog. Have a great day!

  8. I also tweeted about your giveaway. : )

  9. I have no dog, but other than that we're a pretty good match in terms of favourite things!

    Happy birthday - hope you have a lovely day (with even more birthday cake!)

    1. forgot to say that I follow via GFC

  10. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/theowlclub/status/161498708297519105

  11. Um heck yes! I follow with bloglovin':)
    Some of my favorite things are reading, (trying to learn)lomography, good strong coffee and things that make me laugh like funny tv shows or whatever. Fingers crossed!

  12. You're damn right I follow your blog ;) And my favourite things are..... all my bloggy friends, of course! And especially my birthday girl neighbour ;)

  13. I am a follower via GFC (: My favourite things are owls, my sheep plushie, my Wreck This Journal and my normal journal.

  14. I tweeted here https://twitter.com/#!/desize1996/status/161537722979332096

  15. Happy Birthday Hon!

    Welcome to the most rockin decade eva!!!

  16. happy birthday!

    I'm already a follower...some of my favorite things are snuggles with the cats under warm blankets with a book and my Friday morning coffee!

  17. I mean it when I say you don't look forty at all. I follow!
    A few of my favorite things just so happen to be owly thing, kitties, vintage anything, & cameras cameras cameras.
    Hmm isn't that funny?


  18. I tweeted also!


  19. i'm a follower via bloglovin and goodness me, we love pretty much all of the same things. owls, tea, kittens, photos!! lovely. ps: i STILL cannot get over that you're 40!

  20. also i tweeted :)

    i'd love to take that little camera with me on my cuban vacation in a month!

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  22. Happy birthday! Cool giveaway! Some of my favorite things are vintagey anything, cameras, typography, musical instruments!

    I am following you on GFC.

  23. And I tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/fizleglitz/status/163819272274059265

  24. Happy birthday! What a lovely little collection you've put together :) x


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