Thursday, April 28, 2011

A few of our favorite things...


We love spring! We love pink, pennants, chocolate, cupcakes, chocolate cupcakes, soap, hydrangeas, pretty stationery, school supplies, monograms, fabulous quotes, jewelry, and...

We could go on and on. But, most of all, we love to share. So, we are sharing with all of you, a few of our favorite things. And, in addition to sharing them with you, you can enter to win them! Isn't that swell?!

You will find instructions on exactly how to enter this delightful giveaway. But, in the meantime, please enjoy some of our favorite things.

Introducing... Laurie's Lagniappe


Laurie offers so many personalized items, I couldn't possibly list them all. They are all beyond cuteness, but here are a few that I love...




Don't you love these? Well, Laurie has generously donated a $50 gift certificate to her fabulous website!



Introducing... Sweet & Sour, unique and personalized art for kids.

I love wall art. I love personalized wall art. Laura creates the most wonderful things and the winner of her prize donation will win two small wall hangings, or one large canvas!


Here are a few of my favorite of Laura's beautiful creations...






Introducing... Mine for the Making!

Kara makes beautiful, handmade items that I just know you will love. She has donated to our giveaway, the winner's choice of a yellow or strawberry wildflower ring.





Introducing... Lima Bean Kids!

You are probably already familiar with Lima Bean Kids if you are a regular Sweet Funky Vintage shopper. We started carrying their products a few seasons ago. But, if you haven't browsed their adorable designs and purchased and experienced their terrific quality - you definitely should!

They will be giving one winner the waterbottle of their choice!



Some of our favorite Lima Bean Kid products:






Are you ready for some serious cuteness? Are you ready to throw parties that are the absolute envy of all of your friends? Do you want to throw children's parties that make Martha Stewart green with envy? Then, you will want to meet... One Charming Party.



I discovered One Charming Party last fall and totally fell head over heels in love with their Thanksgiving ideas. You may remember us showing our take on their Thanksgiving turkey back in the fall.


One Charming Party will send one winner the DIY party plan of their choice - a $25value! So, you will be ready to throw a show-stopping party!

Choose from one of five rockin' themes. I am torn between the art gallery party or the baking party.






Introducing.... The Pleated Poppy.



Do you know The Pleated Poppy? I have followed Lindsey's blog for quite awhile. So long that I feel like she is an old friend and I just know you are going to love her too! She does a blog feature called, "What I wore Wednesday" that is the best for getting new outfit ideas. Whenever I feel like I am getting in a rut and wearing the same tired outfits all the time, I hop over and check out Lindsey and the links posted by all of her blog readers who all post pictures about the different outfits they have been wearing. I can usually find a couple of really great looking ones that I can copy from items I already have in my closet. Now, I did have to buy a couple of cute accessories from Lindsey - I just couldn't help myself! And, because I know you won't be able to help yourself either - you are in luck! Lindsey is giving one lucky winner a $25 gift certificate to spend in her shop. You lucky girl!





Introducing... Anders Ruff Designs.

In a suburb of Charlotte...
Maureen (Anders) and the new girl, Adria (Ruff), were complete strangers until a preschool open house. In the hallway before parting, they realized that they had a lot in common - the love of all things paper, parties, design and art. From there a wonderful friendship formed and they decided to embark upon a business together! Both devoted and passionate about graphic design, they hoped to change the face of celebration style for those who love it as well.




We know Adria because she is a Sweet Funky Vintage customer. So, when we discovered she was getting her graphic on, we became hooked right away! She recently invited us to participate in a photo shoot they were styling for their Easter Collection. Divine!


If you need a printable party package - Anders Ruff has some wonderful ones to offer and they are offering one winner a $50 gift certificate to shop with!





Introducing... Kathi's Kreations.



Kathi sells her adorable crafts on etsy. I purchased some of her re-usable fabric snack bags for my girls awhile ago and we are asked about them all the time! They are the perfect earth-friendly solution for taking snacks with us on errands or in the girl's lunches to school.


Kathi will be giving one winner their choice of fabrics on a medium sized fabric bin.




Introducing... Bari J Ackerman a.k.a. BariJ!



If memory serves me, I first met Bari a few years ago in Chicago at the Country Living Women Entrepreneur's Event. But it might not have been until the International Quilt Market in Houston. Bari is a remarkable artist and I have been delighted to watch her successes over the past few years. She has designed several fabric collections, designed sewing patterns, been featured in numorous books and magazines and just recently had her first book published!





For those of you who would like to unleash your inner craftiness... Bari will be giving an autographed copy of her new book to one lucky winner!



Introducing... Jolie Marche!


I can often be found at the computer, drooling on my keyboard over the art and artists that etsy has to offer. Recently I added, Jolie Marche, to my favorites. Sigh. Her work is just scrumptious. See for yourself...




Jolie Marche will award one winner with a $40 gift certificate to her shop. I sure wish I could win!




Introducing... Paper + Cake

When we hosted our Lemonade Stand for Japanese Disaster Relief recently, we found the perfect printable party package at Paper + Cake. It was just the right thing, and super easy to use! Paper + Cake has divine printable party packages and the photo booth props are too stinkin' cute! We contacted Abigail about creating a patriotic themed photo prop set for our upcoming school carnival and she created a set that is absolutely perfect! We can't wait to use them!



Abigail has offered a $50 gift certificate for a winner to purchase their own perfect printable party sets!



Introducing... Sweet Designs Boutique.

I find myself really drawn to signs and quotes lately. I just cannot get enough of them. When I ran across the Sweet Designs Boutique store on etsy, I kept it as a favorite so I could visit again and again.



The winner of this prize will be able to treat themselves to a $30 gift certificate!



An "Our Favorite Things" giveaway wouldn't be complete without a giveaway from us, so we are going to send a lucky winner a box of a few of our favorite things...
including one of our fabulous and funky hostess aprons (may be different than the one pictured, though), our favorite soap - Cherish by Primal Elements, our favorite guilty pleasure - People magazine, our favorite microwave popcorn - Pop Secret Homestyle, our favorite lip glosses set - from ELF cosmetics, and last but totally not least - a $40 Gift Certificate to Sweet Funky Vintage - a total value of approximately $100!




So, how do you enter? Easy Peasy...

1. Click on the link for each vendor below and become a fan or follower of their site. This step is a must! You must like EVERY vendor in order to qualify. Please feel free to leave a comment when you're there to let them know what you like most about their shop (because who doesn't love a compliment, right?).

2. Come back to this blog and leave ONE COMMENT indicating you've "liked" all the vendors. This completes the first way to enter the contest. : )

OPTIONAL second entry:
3. Repost this info on your own wall on Facebook (copy and paste--be sure to type the @ symbol before sweetfunkyvintage, so it links back to me!


I just entered the Favorite Things Giveaway at @sweetfunkyvintage. Check out this amazing giveaway: http://www.sweetfunkyvintage.blogspot.com

4. Come back to this blog and leave a second comment indicating you've completed step #3. This now qualifies you a second time for the contest.

The contest runs until 9 pm pacific time Sunday, May 8th. The winners will be chosen through random.org. Have fun and good luck! : )


Laurie's Lagniappe

Sweet & Sour

Mine for the Making

Lima Bean Kids

One Charming Party

The Pleated Poppy

Anders Ruff Designs

Kathi's Kreations

Bari J

Jolie Marche (look down the left side and you can choose the facebook "like" button)

Paper + Cake

Sweet Designs Boutique

Sweet Funky Vintage

58 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fabulous giveaway! I just went through and got to know all the vendors, and liked them all on FB!
Christin
mielkec@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Posted the sweeps to my FB page for a second entry!
Christin
mielkec@hotmail.com

Sarah said...

Great stuff and I LIKED them all!

Sarah said...

I have now completed step 3! Wish me luck!

Lene said...

I liked most!

The links to Anders & Ruff and paper+cake don't work, but I searched them on facebook and liked them.

I couldn't find a link to Sweet Designs Boutique. :(

Lene said...

I posted a link on my Facebook page.

@embracethechaos

Kirsten said...

I "liked" all of the vendors! :)

Kirsten Eitreim said...

I completed step 3 and posted the info on my FB wall :)

My Little Girl, LLC. said...

I "liked" everyone!

My Little Girl, LLC. said...

I posted to my FB page too!

monapete said...

"liked" all the vendors

monacart32 at hotmail dot com

monapete said...

Shared on FB (completed step 3)

http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=168629719860829&id=100001057504861

monacart32 at hotmail dot com

Erin said...

I have liked everyone!

KelseyC said...

I have liked every vendor's page!!

KelseyC said...

I have shared this contest on facebook!!

tcapps96 said...

Thanks for showing us all the wonderful creators! I truly "like" them all!

tcapps96 said...

Just posted and shared info on my facebook wall.

erin said...

I like everything. Thanks for the opportunity. Happy May! Erin

Nila Listiana said...

i liked them all :D

Nila Listiana said...

i post it on facebook :D

Lindsay said...

I've liked all the pages! Amazingly talented ladies!

Lindsay said...

I posted the giveaway on Facebook!

Michelle said...

I "liked" them ALLLLLLL!!!

Michelle said...

I did a fb post about this giveaway! https://www.facebook.com/pages/DelicateCONSTRUCTION/192146614141268

Tiffany Hageman said...

I've liked all of the vendors...and spent a lot of money this morning going through their pages! Very cute things. :)

Tiffany Hageman said...

Just completed step 3 - posted on my FB account. (Tiffany Carroll Hageman)
Thanks for such a fun contest!

MamaBug said...

It was super easy to "like" all these great sites! Thanks for the new treasures!

MamaBug said...

Was happy to share news of this awesome giveaway on my FB page! Will try to blog about it as well this evening!

Margie said...

I "liked" all the vendors listed. That was fun!

Margie said...

Completed step #3 for a second entry. Good luck to me!

childsplay said...

I like all the wonderful vendors!!

childsplay said...

Hi again. Just post the tag to my Facebook page!!

The girls @ M&M Monogramming said...

I liked them all! Great giveaway!

Allison said...

I've "liked" them all! LOVE Sweet Designs Boutique! I can't wait to spend some more time reading these ladies blogs and checking out their sites!

Allison said...

I've reposted on my FB page!

Justin and Misti Bryant said...

Yea! I have liked all. I have hopes of one day learning to sew and channel my inner Martha Stewart, but until then...I have all of these wonderful sites.

Thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

i liked all the vedors they all look great!!!

Anonymous said...

i just posted your link to my fb page!!!! awesome!!!! thanks jessica

Lisa said...

I liked them all and I liked you too!

Lisa said...

just posted to fb for a second chance : )

Jan said...

I have liked all the facebook sites mentioned, and had a great time looking at all their creative products. Thanks so much,
Jan Schluter

Jan said...

I just posted the link to my facebook page (step#3). Can't wait to see who wins all the fab stuff!
Jan Schluter

Silly, Sillier & Silliest said...

Liked all vendors on FB ;)

Silly, Sillier & Silliest said...

completed step 3 on FB, too! so excited!!! hoping to be lucky, too!!!

Tami Ruffner said...

Loved all the products! I went on FB and liked them all!

Tami Ruffner said...

Missy also posted on my FB page for my 2nd Entry. What a great giveaway!!!!

AnnieJackDesigns said...

I like all the wonderful sponsors on Facebook!! Thanks for the give away :)

AnnieJackDesigns said...

I also reposted on my facebook page! allison carbonneau :) Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

Monika said...

Hi Missy! I "liked" all the vendors, some darling items... I'm going back to look at the flower rings right now, love those!!

Monika said...

I just shared on my FB! Thanks for the cool giveaway!!

cdeneve said...

I completed step 3! :)

calliedeneve said...

I liked all the vendors, but didn't realize the sign-in for the google account. I think our kiddos go to preschool together. My son is David, in Mrs. Dori's class. Love your adorable clothes!!!

Danielle said...

I have 'liked' all the vendors! But really, I love them all! I could get lost in each of their sites!

Danielle said...

Okay, I completed the second entry by linking back to you on my facebook wall! Thank you for the opportunity! :)

Sara said...

I liked all of the pages!!!!

Lani said...

I LOVEd everyone!

lanigillett@hotmail.com

sheri said...

I liked all the pages!!

sheri said...

I liked them all!!!