Monday, February 4, 2013

Bunny's Valentine's Giveaway!



I wanted to giveaway something extra special for Valentine's day! I discovered this incredible site called America in WWII. It has some amazing information and the magazines they have are the kind that every American should have in their possession. I say this from a vintage and  history standpoint. They have a wonderful way of telling the stories of that time without sounding like a boring textbook.

I cannot say enough about this site and about their magazines, which I hope to get my hands on some more because they have back issues!!!

This giveaway will only because for those who reside in the  U.S. I hope to have some more in the near future that would be open for everyone.

The winner will receive a copy of Home Front Life, which is a 100 page guided tour of 1940's wartime in America. As you see from the photo above, I have one and it really is an amazing issue! I will share what is inside in special review sometime soon.

To enter make sure you are a follower of my blog, leave me a comment saying why the 1940's or WWII intrigues you. Also, follow one of my social network sites; Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Tumblr. All the links are on the top right hand corner or my blog page!

Good luck to all and the winner will be announced on February 15th, so spread the word and good luck!

xox

18 comments:

  1. Sign me up:) I'd love to be apart of your giveaway. I haven't heard about this magazine. It sounds intriguing. Hmm.. it's difficult to pin point exactly why I love the 1940's. There was a great patriotism at this point in history. I like the fact that a lot of things were Made in the USA and things were quality made. The fashions I really gravitate towards. The garments were meant to last more than a few months not like a lot of the cheap stuff nowadays. I just went to the mall the other day and walked away with nothing because everything just looked so cheap. The shoes of the 1940's are my favorite. I just wish I could find them more in my size:) Also, can I say I love the hats of the 40's! I wish women wore hats more today! See I'm rambling:))) Great way to get me thinking Ms. Bunny:)

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    1. Heheheh Thank you mama! I love it all...yummmmmmm! xox

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  2. The American unity during that time period really intrigues me, especially women's roles in the home. The pride that people took in trying to help their country and fellow man, these people were true Americans and we need to get back to that feeling of honor and comradery again.

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    1. I agree with you 100% T-it intrigues me too! I wish our country would get back to that honor as well!!! xox

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  3. I totally want to be a part of this giveaway! I've always been interested in the 1940s. My grandfather was a WWII vet, and though he died before I was born, I always like to look through his war albums from Europe and North Africa and listen to the few stories that others knew about his time in the war. My grandmother, his wife, was also born during the Depression and had a very poor family, so growing up I loved listening to her stories about how her mother was thrifty and made things last. Making do was a huge part of WWII American culture, and since I was young I've worked to cultivate this sort of creativity and skill. My mother always said that not having all the supplies you need for a project or access to nice craft supplies is actually a good thing; it forces you to be more creative! The 40s was great for that, turning tablecloths into dresses, old sweaters into new army socks, unused urban plots into victory gardens, and being more creative with less cloth due to rationing. Our country could use a little more 40s thrift in it! It's good for the earth, good for others, and better for us than a lot of the impersonal, cheap, inhumanely-made, excessive things we get today. Hooray for the 40s and bringing back the good parts of it!

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    1. Omg so was my grandpa!!!! I would love to see those albums. My grandpa didnt keep much and he didnt like to talk about it. I agree with you omg sooooooo much! We need to get more creative and thrifty BIG TIME! So neat that we have this in common!! xox

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  4. The reason I adore the 1940s, was all because of my grandparents. I would sit and listen to my Grama for hours as she talked about her youth. Because I have such a love of history, and personally think the vintage fashions are classier than today's, that is why I am in love with the 1940s.

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  5. I am with you girl! The 40s rock!!! xox

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  6. how do I sign up , you're adorable (:

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  7. I've always been fascinated with the 40's. It's a decade of such extremes - beautiful clothes and movies alongside war and the fear that the man you're marrying today may never come home. Music grew and became the swing that makes people want to dance and enjoy themselves. It was also the most patriotic this country has ever been - I can't even imagine no one griping and complaining about their government and trusting that the leaders were doing the best for the country.
    That's not a very well articulated paragraph (sick kids all week have me a bit slow) but I think the idea comes across. And I didn't even begin to mention the handsome movie stars!

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    1. I totally got you Bobbi-I think youre right-it was a decade of extremes-now you have me pondering hehe xox

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  8. gfc is jen j
    following twitter as @Booored1
    i am really interested in the 40s, 50s, and 60s. i love everything about those decades, the way of life, the clothes, even the food. i love to research on the internet about all that stuff. i'm one of those people who actually love to hear stories from the elderly about their lives in these decades. It's just so different from today, and so interesting to learn about.

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    1. I couldn't agree with you more Jennifer! xox

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  9. I've been fascinated with the 1940s since a very young age, I was always intrigued as to how they lived because it was completely different to the way I was living when I was a young girl. Then about 2 years ago I started dressing in the 1940s style and I completely fell in love with dressing like it and haven't looked back. I feel completely comfortable in my clothes, like my true self. I've never been more confident and interested in vintage fashion and makeup! I also think that the 1940s is so elegant and no-one was tarty or slutty back then, they had class.

    Thank you for doing a lovely giveaway!!

    Added you on face book and followed you, so glad I found your blog!

    Eleanor Kay
    xx

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  10. Hi, Bunny, I'm new to your blog, having discovered it through Chronically Vintage. I signed up to be a follower even before I knew you were having a giveaway!!

    My love for the 1940's began in the mid 2000's, with my love for classic films. (I also really love the 30's.) People of that generation had a kind of character that is largely foreign to us today. They were classy and moral people, committed to their marriages and didn't bail out at the first sign of trouble. They were hardworking and honest, and they knew how to do without.

    The fashions were elegant and beautiful, sexy even...all without being trashy. Women then knew that being sexy didn't mean walking around with the bodies nearly completely exposed.

    And as for the movies of the 1940's...well there is a reason I write a classic film blog and am a member of the Classic Movie Blog Association...movies of today rely heavily on special effects, nudity, extreme violence, and bad language. The movies of the classic film era relied on the acting ability of the stars.

    I look forward to browsing your blog.

    Blessings to you,
    Patti

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  11. I subscribe to that magazine and have that very issue! It's WONDERFUL! How do we subscribe to "Hey Doll" Bunny?

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    1. Isn't it amazing! I def have to get more issues-loved the one I got! Hey Doll Vintage Magazine is currently free of charge. Just follow our blog or our facebook page or email me at bunnysvictory@yahoo.com if you have any more questions :) xox

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