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November 21, 2011

Our Contest Finalists And Voting Begins To Choose A Grand Prize Winner!

By RetroRuth

Wow! We got some awesome entries for our “Odds ‘N Ends” contest!  It was really, really hard to pick the three finalists, but after lots of thinking, discussing, thinking, arguing and then more thinking, we have it narrowed down to these three (which are in no particular order!):

Uncle Atom, for his excellent street address sign!


We loved the shadowboxed look of his finished sign and the craftiness in putting it all together.   Uncle Atom writes:

I had most of the materials laying around from leftover construction projects, so the only real money spent on this street address sign was for the numbers and the nuts and bolts to attach the sign to the posts.


Uncle Atom

If you would like to see the whole tutorial, check it out on Uncle Atom’s blog!

Jeanie B with her cute “Bird’s Snack Bar” from a 1958 edition of Woman’s Day!


Cute, crafty AND thrifty! And it’s from a vintage Woman’s Day!

You can check out more of the details here on Jeanie B’s blog!

And, Susie QT and her awesome vintage TV fish tank!


Please stand by for vintage-sweetness!  And get this, the fish inside are named Gomer Pyle and Barney Fife!

To see Susie’s TV transformation, you can head over to her blog and read all about it!

And now it is up to you, dear Readers! Who will be our grand prize winner?!?!

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Voting starts now and goes until 11/27, with Grand Prize winner announced on 11/28. Remember: You can vote once a day. Tell your friends to come and vote, too. The more the merrier!

The Grand Prize Winner will receive 52 retro Christmas Cards from What’s Buzzin!


The two runner-ups will each receive a 28 retro card variety pack, so don’t worry about them being left out! Thanks again to Diane from What’s Buzzin’ for the awesome prizes.

And thanks to everyone who sent us an entry! It was a challenging contest this year, but you guys didn’t disappoint and we loved all the entries!

Oh, and Jeanne, MonoGirl & Carol, we loved your entries as well! Send your addresses to me at ruth@nopatternrequired.com and you will get a special “consolation prize” in the mail!

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6 Responses to Our Contest Finalists And Voting Begins To Choose A Grand Prize Winner!

  1. Sara in AZ Reply

    November 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Good luck everybody! I can’t wait to see who wins, all the entries are really fantastic!

  2. Jeanne Reply

    November 21, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Nice entries!

    I tried sending an email to “ruth@nopatternrequired.com” and received a bounce-back “Sorry, we were unable to deliver your message to the following address.” Is there another email address I can use?

    Or you can email me at jeannechilcote@yahoo.com and I will reply. Thanks!


    • RetroRuth Reply

      November 21, 2011 at 2:43 pm

      Not sure what the deal with that is, Jeanne! I sent you an email!

  3. Carol Reply

    November 22, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Clicking the email link comes up as nopatten instead of nopattern in the email address. A simple typo 🙂

    • RetroRuth Reply

      November 22, 2011 at 9:26 am

      Thanks, Carol! Hopefully it should be fixed now!

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