Friday, February 6, 2009

sweet giveaway!


Thanks to Sweetshorn Vintage etsy store - I've got a little sweet Valentine's Day Giveaway for you today! Yeah! This adorable heart mug would make anyone feel warm and fuzzy and loved!
To win - simply leave me a comment:) Let me know why vintage makes a fabulous gift!
You've got until Monday morning to enter.... and I'll let you know who's the lucky reader on Monday afternoon:)

55 comments:

Cicada Studio said...

It's so nice to save a piece from the past and give it to someone who will give it a renewed purpose.

Carm said...

I love vintage. I love giving vintage gifts, though it can be hard to know whether or not an item I love will be as beloved by someone else. I think that there is a sense of the "treasure hunt" in shopping vintage. And there's something about vintage that stirs the memories both for the giver and the receiver.

I love the mug. :)

Lara Brehm said...

vintage is very often so modern, it's perfect to suit our everyday's life!
nice mug! :)

carolyn Gavin said...

ooooooohh, what a cute one! to give something old + worn a new lease on life! renew, re-use, recycle!!!

Julie adore said...

Vintage is in vogue, it is always nice and it has many stories!


i adooore vintage!

zime said...

I love vintage because they remember me good feelings when I was a child...
Thanks for this give away!!
(^v^)

mjhill said...

I love getting vintage gifts because they're usually something someone has put a lot of thought into -- and they're usually more unique than something you can find at Walmart!

the Squirrel said...

Vintage is great because it reminds me of my parents and grandparents, having something they might have grown up with. Plus vintage has the best design.

Peptogirl said...

I LOVE all things vintage! It's like giving someone a little piece of history.

Christine Chitnis said...

I love giving vintage gifts because of the thought that goes into each one. With all the 'big box' stores, it is easy to just get a cheap gift, but vintage gifts show resourcefulness and planning. Also, it's the most fun way to recycle!!

Elisabeth said...

everything vintage has more of a story to me. and you can add to its story when you receive it.
i adore your work!

Jillianevelyn said...

this mug is adorable! I prefer vintage because it has already lived, and sometimes longer than I have. I think its important to keep things from the past because they have stories and are ALWAYS a great inspiration!

julieua said...

I love giving gifts with meaning and that are true treasures, not what is on special at a department store. Plus, a chance to give something old a new life and a fresh start, we can all use that:) Love the mug!

sfer said...

(it's hard to come up with a reason that's different from the ones already said, or to put it in different ways, so i'll just go for...)

Because I'm a big "Friends" fan, I love Phoebe Buffay and, like her, I hate Pottery Barn!

(just kidding... i don't hate pottery barn - i've never been to a pottery barn store - but i do love Friends, Phoebe and vintage).

Thanks for the giveaway! :-)

Jackie said...

Giving vintage is one of the best ways to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle :-)

Wee Gallery said...

I *heart* vintage! That's why this mug would be perfect ;)
Surya

Charisa said...

Vintage is the best because you are not Creating more STUFF! (The story of stuff). You are reusing and recycling :)

s a n s k u :) said...

Vintage = RRR = awesome! Too much junk in this world. You can feel a bit less guilty when it's vintage. And vintage is so cute anyways. I mean look at this mug!

ag said...

I love vintage! vintage has it's own history, memories and feelings of other people. Giving a vintage is like telling a story, giving something something alive.
xx ag

Javacurls said...

Vintage makes for a fabulous gift because whether you are on the receiving or giving end you KNOW buying vintage means taking the time out to discover something unique and rich in history for that special someone. And for me knowing someone took time out of their busy lives to look for something special that either I collect or will treasure means a great deal.

Of course I also find it fascinating to think about the places a particular vintage item has traveled. It's a little like my favorite movie, "The Red Violin". Plus, in this world of mass production it's so nice to have something you're not going to see everywhere.

Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

So cute!
Vintage is the best because it's unique; not like the mass-produced stuff. I love that each piece has a story and it's fun to keep that story going. :)

louise35flower said...

I love living with vintage pieces they remind my of happy times past and help me look forward to good times to come! Hope I can enter for your giveaway from across the pond! Please... pretty please?

Barb said...

Vintage is back in style!!! That's one of the great reasons that this is a great giveaway.

Jen said...

vintage is one of a kind!

Miss Lena said...

Vintage gifts are the best because they're usually of better quality than the stuff they make today. And because I love them.

Antoinette said...

When I give a vintage gift, it usually represents that person to a T and would not be suitable for anyone else I know. Plus it's unique that they couldn't find at the mall or Amazon.com.

Cary said...

Vintage items are the best because they've been loved before, so they take a little bit of that love with them to their new home...and so on and so on!

b a i l e y d o e s n ' t b a r k said...

Vintage pieces are treasures from the past, aged to uniqueness. Each piece carries a story and the thought of it can be quite inspiring. A vintage gift is truly one of a kind!

greavesdesign said...

I have my own vintage store,(foundvintagestyle.etsy.com)so I am a serious vintage addict! but my theory is just because it's old doesn't make it good...

... however this mug is really good! it has the timeless appeal of great design, color, form. all that and it is useful and will give the lucky winner joy every single day!

vintage has soul and has passed the test of time.

Emjie said...

When I was a child my head turned for new things. But as I grew up I found myself appreciating the past a lot more and the items that went with it. Perhaps that is because the things I grew up with became vintage over time. But not just that when I think about it, because I also developed an interest in design from much older begone eras. In saying all that does that also mean that I have become vintage?

Mallory McInnis said...

vintage truly makes a fabulous gift because despite the fact that there's a probably a twin to the item still in circulation SOMEWHERE in the big wide world - it always feels one of a kind.

when you get something vintage as a gift the giver has made a point to buy a one a kind item for their one of a kind friend. not something mass produced. not something 3990303 other people will receive as a gift.

it's lovely to receive any sort of gift - but when it's vintage it becomes 10 times more special... at least to me.

i'd rather receive a $2 thrift store jewelry find that's truly "me", than a super expensive pair of diamond earrings.

i'd rather have this sweet valentine's-y mug than a whole set of fancy dishware.

indeed. :)

Sandy said...

Vintage gifts are unique and still catch on like wildfire. Its that place for everyone who wants to find that special something, because every single item is so different. Worry free ueber-creative gift ideas!!! Love it!

Naomi said...

What's not to like about something that is unique and pre-loved?!

Dee Larson said...

There is so much more Fun and Love in a gift that is vintage. I heart Vintage too!

cpullum said...

vintage never goes out of style it always stays trendy!
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Biba said...

I adore this mug!! I've always loved vintage, it looks better and feels better too. Vintage makes me happy :)

Silvia Falqueto said...

vintage carries some stories inside, some past taste. I think this what makes it special...

Heather Moore said...

Oops, didn't read your instructions. So: Vintage makes a wonderful gift because it's been around so long that maybe all the others are broken and this is the last one left!

ydewinter7 said...

I love vintage, because I like thinking of the life something had before I came along.

Emma Loves Stitching said...

Vintage is a little insight into somebody elses past, something that was special to them which now has a new meaning for you.

My engagement ring is vintage and I love the fact that somebody else treasured it as much as I do know.

Ada Rosman said...

I personally love vintage...when you get something vintage there is a sense of history and an unique past that each item has. It is interesting to imagine who else has owned and cared for the piece.

Steph said...

vintage makes the perfect gift because it's often beautiful
and no doubt unique
and this is super freaking cute :)

vintage is time travel in a bottle
<3

murphster11 said...

Vintage = kinda eco friendly : ) + super cute :)

Elizabeth Magee said...

Such a cute mug! I think giving a vintage gift is great because it's original. Vintage items are more of a treasure because there aren't thousands of them on store shelves.

Sam Made said...

Because vintage pieces are fabulously unique and usually few and far between.

SQUID37 said...

This mug is so cute! Vintage has charm! And the best treasures in life have history.

Madison Dotson said...

That mug has probably caused a lot of smiles. It's probably warmed cool hands and reminded the holder that they are loved. The next person to get this mug will be very lucky (and loved, most importantly).

cortney williams said...

oh my- this is the same design of a mug that my mom hag when we were growing up. my mom passed away 7 years ago and i've been looking for the perfect sentimental gift for my sister for valentines' day and this would be sooo perfect. she just got engaged and is so sad that mom isn't here to share this with us. i was going to get her flowerss, but this would mean so much more. please tell me where i can buy it if i don't win it!!

cortwilliams@gmail.com

Knitlee said...

I think I used to have this mug!

Jeanmarie said...

It would be nice to feel loved by my morning cuppa joe :-)

Our Big Day on the Day of the Dead said...

vintage makes a great gift because it has a story to tell to its new owner

Cheryl said...

I think vintage is so great because of the stories it holds and tells. this is a sweet mug. I love it! :) I'm a real sucker for red and hearts. xx

delightful_trinkets said...

Vintage is timeless and always LOVELY!!!
xoxo, Happy Hearts Day!
Ivy

dasturi said...

cuz, it reminds me of simpler times

N + S said...

vintage is green (and socially responsible) and one-of-a-kind!