Thursday, April 28, 2011
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! : )
Sweet & Sour
Mine for the Making
Lima Bean Kids
One Charming Party
The Pleated Poppy
Anders Ruff Designs
Jolie Marche (look down the left side and you can choose the facebook "like" button)
Paper + Cake
Sweet Designs Boutique
Sweet Funky Vintage