Monday, May 27, 2013

1 Year Anniversary GIVEAWAY!!!!

Vintage Decor Giveaway! 

Let me first say that I associate Memorial Day with the 31st...always have. 
So I misspoke in my last post with regard to the date.

My official Etsy 1 year Anniversary is in Friday, May 31st!

So I'm inviting you to celebrate with me by way of a Vintage Decor Giveaway!
I've selected 3 popular items that I offer in my shop!


item #1
vintage mirrored vanity tray with gold toned metal filigree/floral edge
These look great as is, but I've seen some painted with a super glossy fun current color and really makes the tray look so modern and fun!

item #2
vintage glass and wood cheese dome cloche
These are awesome for making a mini terrarium or to highlight a favorite little treasure of yours!

item #3
vintage set of 7 solid brass graduated taper holders with tulip base
These have a nice light and even patina.  Perfect addition to a tablescape at your next dinner party, or just to add a little bling to your mantle!


Each of these items have a similar one currently listed in the shop, but they are not the same exact ones listed for sale.




How to enter:
Head over to my Etsy shop and have a look around!

Come back here and in the comments, post the following 2 things:

1. An item from My shop that you'd love to see offered in a future giveaway!
AND
2. List one item from the 3 offered above that you'd like to win!

Entries will be permitted beginning NOW! - through Midnight ESTon Friday May 31st!
(Any entries after Midnight 5/31/13 will not be included in the drawing)
Please just one entry per person, should you comment more than once, only your first comment will be entered.
To qualify, you must have 2 items listed in your comment. (#1 and #2 from above)

Winners will be randomly selected and posted on the blog on Saturday, June 1st, 2013
This giveaway is only open to US residents, with US mailing address at this time.
Please note that with vintage items, some wear from normal use due to age is to be expected, these items are in great condition, but will show some slight wear or signs of past use.


I'm excited to offer this opportunity to snap up a great little vintage piece and share in my happiness of my 1 year celebration!

Thanks again for all the love and support over the past year, it's really been an amazing experience for me, and I'm so excited to keep offering awesome vintage finds!

xoxo, Amy

Friday, May 24, 2013

Happy Anniversary to me!!!!

Break out the bubbly!

Monday will officially be my 1 year Etsy Anniversary!
whoot whoot!


I'm wanting to do something to include others in my happiness, so I'm thinking of doing a giveaway!
whoot whoot again!

I've never done one before, and I know other blogs do it all the time, although they probably plan a little further in advance than this!

Also I have to figure out the mechanics of doing so, and the fine print aspects of offering one.

Really hoping to open it up by Monday! 


I've got 3 items in mind.  Sometimes I come across an item more than once, and each of these 3 items have been popular in the shop.

I'm so excited!!!!  But I'm waiting to post them so there's no confusion as to which post to comment on to enter!


Starting this journey on Etsy has been the MOST amazing job I've ever had!

Trust, I've tried a lot of different jobs:
waitress, receptionist, telemarketer, motorcycle test rider, ISS monitor, race registration coordinator,  office manager, worked the games down the shore as a kid, plenty of retail shops and a few more I'm sure...thinking about some of those still stress me out!

It feels so good to finally find the one that fits.

My Etsy shop has been way more fun and more successful than I could have ever hoped for my first year!
And the blog...well I'm trying!  But thanks for all the love and support on both!




I am NOT excited to go to Ikea tomorrow.
Yes, Ikea on a Saturday afternoon.
I just felt my neck and shoulder muscles tense up at the mere thought.

Why would I attempt such lunacy?

This for starters:

And that's not even the BAD area!

I hijacked 2 of those shelves from my princess and she's not having it any longer.
so it's off to Ikea we go!



The new house has one less closed door room, so my office is open, and it's not pretty.
And it's not organized at all, I broke 2 items last week!
I bumped one thing on a higher shelf and on it's way down to the ground it took out a totally innocent peacock with it!  

I've been focused on the rest of the house, and now that's gotten somewhat under control, I can put it off no longer!

Actually, I'm really excited to have closed door storage.  I LOVE all my items, every single one, but having them all spread out with no rhyme or reason is making my eyes twitch.

So I've been thinking about it incessantly for the past month and a half.
Can I just say that it's worth the time to graph it all out, furniture replicas too?!
More so if you still like to color!




It really does make all the difference when planning out a new layout.
It helps with placement, but also helped me with the cabinetry as far as budget and which styles/sizes would work the best within the space.
Takes so much guesswork out of the experience.

Let's hope my math is correct!

 I can't do it all in one pop, but I'm hoping to make a decent dent and get this shizz tight!
Here's hoping they have my sizes and color choice in stock!

I have quite a bit of unlisted stock, so it will be nice to have everything organized (and NEAT) and I can finally get more of them in the shop!
Since that is the BEST way to justify more shopping!


Summer's coming quick, and I've got many projects to do.  If we could catch a break in humidity, I'd love to tackle some painting projects this weekend too!

Maybe I'll just stick with the cabinets and arranging the office.  Something tells me, it's gonna be an all weekender!


Enjoy the sun and the long weekend!


funny enough, I wasn't posing, I was actually shooting a motherly-going-to-kick-your-ass-glare at my daughter down the way...  Now look again.  
You see it now, right?



And perhaps cool off with a couple of these in your favorite vintage tumblers!

cause I know I will for sure!


Happy Memorial Day!

Have an awesome weekend!
xoxo, Amy