08 September 2011

500 Wishes and the Papillon Mannequin

A Birthday Wish


If I had one birthday wish, it would be to see
the number 500 in my 'Followers' box. 

It may seem strange, but I see you come, 
one by one...you fantastic followers of mine.

Slowly, slowly, the numbers tumble forth...
488..489..490... and I thank you all!

Just 10 more by Sunday,
do you think it is possible?

This Virgo mind of mine wonders...
A birthday wish. :)

Oh yes..and this too.

The 'Papillon' mannequin 





or maybe 'Cecilia'.
They are all so pretty, it is hard to decide!

 I know one thing,
when I hit 500, a giveaway will
be needed to celebrate!


'Papillon' Mannequin from Corset Laced Mannequins
Birthday Wish image from Reprise Vintage

40 comments:

  1. Well, I did click "like" on Facebook for you! Happy Birthday to you!

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  2. Oh, many congratulations to you Jeanne .... those last 10 will come in thick and fast and it won't be long before you reach that magic 500 !
    Our daughter is desperate for a mannequin. We were at an Antiques Fair on Saturday, but there wasn't one mannequin there.....and it was a massive Antiques Fair !! I must go and have a look at Corset Laced Mannequins. How timely is it for me that you told us about it ? Here's to you getting your 500th follower really soon. XXXX

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  3. I'd follow you again if I could! I'm sure your number will continue to rise... :-) Happy early Birthday!

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  4. Happy Birthday, Jeanne...hope all your dreams come true!! :-)

    XO,
    Jane

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  5. I know that you will reach 500! I just reached 19 followers, and I was thinking to myself that I was doing pretty well. I have a long, long, long way to go to catch up to you my friend. But it is all about the journey I guess.

    I hope tha you had a wonderful first day of school rest.

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  6. Happy Birthday, Jeanne. And congrats . . . 500 followers. WOW

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  7. Wow....500! I hope you get your lucky number!
    Happy Birthday to you.

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  8. Many thanks ladies...when it comes to blogging, it's the journey that is the most fun for me. There are so many treasures in my 490...I count you all among them. :)

    Jackie.. I found two mannequins, not vintage, but they could easily do, at Bentalls in Kingston. I have discovered lots more on UK websites too. Putting in a google search for 'vintage mannequins' will get you there. :)

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  9. I am number 495 Jeanne! Happy birthday for Sunday...thinking of you....xv

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  10. This is so much fun! Thank you Vicki!
    Five more to go and I will be thinking giveaways from my French Collection. :)

    French Collection= bits and pieces I picked up in my travels thru France last month.

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  11. Wishing you joy & happiness on your forthcoming Birthday x


    Not intending to deflate your ego :) To my mind it is not the number of followers that actually matters, rather it is the number of people who take the time to leave a comment ?

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  12. Heron...thank you for you message and I could not agree more. Just wishful thinking on a September morning. :)

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  13. .. Happy Birthday, hope you are having fun ... you're probably at 500 now, or moments away ... love the blog ... Deauville25/Karen in CT

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  14. Hi Jeanne, I can't believe Juniper Hill wasn't on there as a follower. Shame on me. Thanks for this post and forcing me to check! At least this will get you one step closer. And, happy birthday!--Joe

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  15. Happy Birthday Jeanne...keep on blogging!

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  16. Joe...many thanks!

    Victoria.. I will, thank you :)

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  17. If I could 're-follow' you Jeanne I would but I am already a fully paid up member of the Jeanne club! I did once read a comment you left me that said that you felt much happier when you didn't know how many followers. My design page has a fault where I can't see how many followers I have on the blog - but I know from the dashboard that it's about 456ish. People drop off every now and then - maybe I am not floating their boat?! Anyway - each to their own and if you get to the big 500 that's fab! Lou x

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  18. Nearly there! I'm already following for a long time but I'll be checking in to see when you reach 500 - which I'm sure will be before Sunday!

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  19. Oh, Jeanne! So close, my fellow Virgo. It's tantalising, isn't it? As for those mannequins, you know I'd choose the papillon. No question! J x

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  20. I've been reading your blog for so long ... I wasnt sure i had clicked as a follower ... low and behold I'm there ... sorry I cant click again!
    Happy birthday and I'm sure you'll surpass the 500!
    xx

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  21. Lou...you are so right, I did! One day, I lost the ability to hide the number and it has been staring me in the face ever since. I promised myself once it got to 500 I would not look anymore. :)

    Victoria, Jane and Marina....Thank you!

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  22. Happy Birthday, hope you have a great day. xx

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  23. The mannequins are so pretty. Looks like you'll be to 500 soon, such a magic number!
    best, nadia

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  24. Jeanne,

    Only three to go, I am so excited for you. So many peple following along on your journeys and enjoying your photos.

    Have a wonderful birthday weekend.

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  25. Special thanks to Vicki, Joe, Jillian, Milady, Froo*gal, I.A.A.M.W for getting the ball rolling...nearly there :)

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  26. Elizabeth..you sweetie, you came back twice to comment :) Thank you!

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  27. Jeanne, thank you so much for letting us know about this. I will be booking tickets!
    Sunday xxx

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  28. I'll be you're there by now! Can't see your Follower gadget anywhere...

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  29. Sunday...I figured that you were talking about Buckingham Palace...glad to help! :)

    Becky..thank you, I have lost the widget several times. I am not sure why that is..

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  30. Yee Haw!!

    Thank you Crazy Dory and Sunday Taylor for bringing it up to 500 Followers... I am planning my giveaway!

    A big thank you!

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  31. Congratulations...500 followers! I knew you would do it. Happy weekend.

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  32. You made it, I thought I was a follower before but I just hit the follow button and obviously I hadn't as I am now 501, and delighted to be so! What an achievement :-) Next year your should make a target for 1,000!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY :-)
    Di
    X

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  33. Thanks so much Di...501...Love it!

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  34. Dear Jeanne!
    I wish you a very, very HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUNDAY and a lot of sunshine may shine on you today! :)
    You are a special person with so much talents and I think the next 500 followers will find their way to you...
    Be treated like a queen today, my friend! :)

    Beate XXX

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  35. You deserve many, many followers!
    For each of your wonderful blogs. I still don't know how you do it all!

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  36. Woohooh! you did it! Congrats and a belated Happy Birthday to you my fellow Virgo!!

    xx
    SP

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