Thursday, July 15, 2010

Concerning blogging hobbits...

Did you know that hobbits enjoy giving presents on their birthdays? They do! And since I am a hobbit of the Tookish sort, and this being my blog birthday, I'd like to offer you a chance at a present. I only wish my photo were as pretty as the objects offered. These are some little trinkets crafted by artists from my neck of the woods. This prezzie includes a hand-carved and painted wooden bird, a little stone squirrel, a silver acorn, and a miniature Andrew Wyeth painting/magnet.

All you need to do is to leave a comment on this post (lurkers, this includes you, so if you've never commented before, don't be shy now). Deadline is Friday July 23rd at 11:59PM EST. Next week I will pick one name out of a hat, and then this little package will wing its way to you, wherever you are in the world!

Curious Acorn is one year old today. I've been so appreciative of all the readers and commenters that have visited this little space. It's been a pleasure getting to know each of you.

"Hobbits give presents to one another on their own birthdays. Not very expensive ones, as a rule, and not so lavishly as on this occasion; but it was not a bad system. Actually in Hobbiton and Bywater, every day in the year it was somebody's birthday, so that every hobbit in those parts had a fair chance of at least one present at least once a week. They never got tired of them."

J.R.R. Tolkien
Fellowship of the Ring

33 comments:

emily wierenga said...

how fun! i'd love a present :) thank you so much for linking up with me today, jodi. just so you know, there's now a funky button you can use for 'imperfect thursdays.' happy blog birthday!

Bev said...

"My greatest hope is that my ordinary life will reflect His staggering beauty."
reading this from your profile put a lump in my throat jodi...
i visited from emily's blog, so nice to find you...

Gretchen C. said...

Congrats... Just looking at art blogs. Loved Rupert's picture.

Artistmama said...

This is my first time to your blog. I found you through "in the hush of the moon". What a beautiful giveaway!

Happy Blog Bday!

Becca

Amy Danielle said...

Happy Birthday, Curious Acorn! :)

JoAnn said...

Oh I love that it's your birthday! You are a hobbit! So am I, because I have second breakfasts and such.
Oh, and I love presents. I hope I win.
Happy Birthday! I love your blog!

monix said...

Happy birthday, Curious Acorn. I can't believe that a year has flown by so quickly. I hope there will be many more.

Lanier said...

From one Took to another, Happiest of Birthdays, my friend!! :) Curious Acorn is so dear...almost as dear as the Lady behind it. God bless...
xoxo

Cheryl said...

I have three little hobbits. They run out to the garden as children and return as hobbits. Its the feet that give it away each time. My three little hobbits believe that birthdays should come more than once a year, but I make them stick to the once.

Congrats on a year. What a nice thing to celebrate. Oh and many happy returns.

Nancy said...

I would comment even if you weren't giving stuff away, because I'm so happy you're back and so obviously inspired by New Zealand-world. Gotta go see what was happening on Emily's blog yesterday. Sounds like I missed something fun.

Rayanne said...

Happy, happy birthday to Curious acorn! I love your blog because "YOU" are there!

Susan said...

Happy Birthday - not quite sure how I found you, but I'm glad I did!

Sara said...

Congratulations on your first year of blogging! I am so happy to have discovered you because I always learn something new here...like how to bake shortbread in a pot over an open fire, the colonial way...not that I'd ever try that, but I'm sure a few of my ancestors did and I like imagining what their daily lives might have been like. It is always a pleasure to visit here.

Vicki said...

I lurk here often. :)

Alexis Hallum said...

Jodi,
Happy bloggin' Birthday! I'm so glad that I have your posts to read.
You are so fun and I love your hobbit ways!

Linda said...

Those are treasures and this is a very sweet idea. Thanks so much for your blog!

Katya said...

What lovely treasures. :)
I love visiting your blog; so glad Mama introduced me to it. I hope for much more such bloggage from Curious Acorn! Happy one year birthday. ~'::

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

What darling presents. Are you sure you want to give away an acorn? I collect squirrels and acorns and bring them out on my hutch cupboard every fall.........I do enjoy your blog very much, Always something surprising.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

What a great idea... and I am a fellow Took.

Helen said...

Wow, a year old. Happy Birthday, Curious Acorn ! I am about to catch up on your New Zealand visit blogging, and see what you posted xx H

Wendy said...

oh my! My very first visit and it's a birthday! Happy Birthday Curious Acorn! (I hope it's okay to crash a party!) Your sight is so lovely and what a blessing to find it through another Hobbit friend! (I love all things 'hobbit' - even my corgi named Pippin!) Happy Day!

Kerrie said...

Ooh, fun! Happy Bloggy BIrthday, Curious Acorn! :)

Rattling On said...

Happy Blog Birthday! That carved bird is beautiful, how lucky you are to have an artisan who makes such beautiful stuff so near to you.

Lorelei Serafim-Linnebur said...

Happy blog birthday indeed! Bronwyn sent me the link to your blog so that I could see the pictures from our medieval banquet, and I've been checking it ever since. :)

imchosen4worship said...

And the flame burns brighter ... Happy Birthday, Curious Acorn!

Just think of all the places you can send your birthday gift. What fun!

Lori said...

Hey Jodi, I am a wishful Middle-earth dweller and I would LOVE a Hobbity gift! Love your blog, and many happy returns....Lori

alive2003 said...

*gasp* Giving away the acorn?!

Well, considering you ARE a Hobbit of the Tookish sort, and that your blog is officially 1 yr (plus), I will (eventually) be okay with it! Happy birthday, Curious Acorn! And many, many more :)

...::Heather @ Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Those look like delightful gifts! I just stumbled on your blog today, and enjoyed reading. Blessings!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mrs. Jodi, I love the picture. It is so pretty. Happy birthday by the way! My mom's birthday is comeing up soon in August and then mine in September! -Mary

Joan said...

Happy Birthday, Curious Acorn!

Skidding into the tail end of this celebration (sweet-grueling-sixteen),computer problems and such...)
'Tis true, ALL of us receive presents on your
hobbity birthday; To be sure, this 'day' and everyday we visit, which is everyday!!
We are grateful for your angle on life, Jodi,
for all you perceive and conceive in word and form.
My hobbity soul is always encouraged by yours!
Congratulations on your first year...
Love and Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I have enjoyed your beautiful, peaceful blog

Barbara Ann
mrsdarling61@hotmail.com

Leslie said...

Well. This is just to show that I really love your blog so far, and I REALLY loved this post, and I can't resist commenting even though the giveaway of really really adorable goodies has come and gone. (I fully realize that I just used the word "really" four times in the last paragraph, but I couldn't help myself. I think it was appropriate.)

I think you might be a kindred spirit. Between hobbits and Signs, I mean. Although I have so many favorite quotes from that movie I don't think I could pick one...

I'm looking forward to visiting you here more often!

SUGAR MOON said...

Oh, I love the looks of this birthday package, especially the handcarved bird. Happy Birthday, Curious Acorn!

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