Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Life Just Gets Better with Age, Especially When it's Vintage...

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!

Wine, men, cheese, classic movies, heirlooms and lumps of coal. What do all these things have in common? Well, they get better with age of course! (You're all, "lumps of coal?" Um yeeeeah?? Coal turns into diamonds? That's much better, right???)

These days we love words like refined, retro, classic, nostalgia and VINTAGE. There is nothing like setting up an eclectic display to jazz up your living room and having that one special conversation piece, that piece your friends zoom right in on and say, "wow! where did you get THAT?!"

Since I love you all so much, I am about to offer you that very opportunity by hosting a fantabulous giveaway!!

My dear friend, my beef, is an awesome blogger who has this shop on Etsy, and let me tell you, it.is.delectable! She and her Donnafriend have an eye, or 4 eyes to be exact, for the unique, refined and classic vintage items we all wish we could eye on our own! They have scoured a rich corner of the US, for all of us, to offer a little "special something" to bring our decorative displays in our home to a whole new level. Check out some of these scrumptious finds!


And today you get to enter to win a fantastic item from their shop, Vintage Umbrella! Here it is!!



The giveaway item being offered to perk up your home and life is this beautiful milk glass compote, which was made by the EO Brody Company - Cleveland Ohio. So wonderful, right???

In perfect vintage condition, this piece is 5.5" tall, 6.5" wide, and 3" deep, and boasts a lovely dot, tulip and swirly leaf relief pattern, with scalloped edges on the boot and bowl rim. This pedestal bowl can be used as servingwear for fruit, desserts, candy or mints...oh can you imagine this sitting in your holiday display with colorful ribbon candy??? Winn says it's perfect for wine or hard liquor, but, she doesn't even drink. If you win you can determine that on your own.

OK because I truly believe all her items speak for themselves in their gorgeous shop, I will now move on to the entry rules...

PLEASE LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY! It makes it easier for my brain. Thanks!!!

REQUIRED:

-Visit Vintage Umbrella, come back here and comment on an item you think is so awesomely vintage and leave me a safe way to contact you! This counts as one entry.

BONUS ENTRIES:

-Tweet this giveaway! You are allowed one tweet, per day, through the length of the giveaway, which would equal 10 entries. Please include @insanitykim is offering a vintage giveaway with the link to this giveaway. Come back here each day to comment with the tweet link.

- Blog about this giveaway! Include a link to this giveaway, a link to Vintage Umbrella, and come back here, leaving a comment, with a link to your post. This is worth 5 entries.

- Go to Vintage Umbrella on Etsy and click on the heart to favorite their shop! Come back here and comment to let me know you did this. This counts as 2 entries.

- Click HERE to fan Vintage Umbrella on Facebook. Come back here and comment to let me know you did this. This counts as 2 entries.

This giveaway starts today, Wednesday, May 26, and ends Friday, June 4th, at 12AM EST. I will use the Random Number Generator (RNG) to choose the winner! The winner will have 3 days to contact me. If I do not hear from the winner within that time I will use the RGN to choose a new winner.

I am so excited to be hosting this giveaway for you all, so get busy and enter! I SO hope you win! And by you I mean, you...

125 comments:

Marci said...

I love or rather adore the
http://www.etsy.com/listing/45924841/brass-unicorn-with-umbrella. Brass unicorn. and I am following vu on fb.

luckydame said...

So much to chose from on Vintage Umbrellas site. My favorite is the Milk Glass Candy Dish. I could keep that full of M&M's. I also love the vintage glass perfume bottle with fan stopper. That would look AWESOME on my 1940's vanity table.

Just added to 'favorites' in Etsy.

Off to blog about this.....

Also going to start following you, SurferWife sent me!

email: aluckydame(at)yahoo(dot)com

FYI, I deleted my previous comment and combined entries here. Hope that's okay. :P

Michelle Hoad said...

I love that stacked cream and sugar server set. totally timeless.

Michelle Hoad said...

I'm a facebook fan!

Michelle Hoad said...

I heart you on ETSY

SurferWife said...

Please girl. You know I need that flamingo candle stick holder.

Dee Crowe said...

Okay so I've already purchased from Vintage Umbrella...and it is awesome...of course. So now I want the police car mug...yes I do! But the compote would look so devine in my dining room...so I'm going to win(n).

Anyway...here is the url for the police car mug..so you know I actually went there and looked at it again...oh and I saw a refrigerator box I need too...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/47891453/police-car-mug

Dee Crowe said...

AND I heart Vintage Umbrella...in fact I might be a stalker

Dee Crowe said...

AAND I'm a fan of vintage umbrella on Facebook

Shauna said...

I am loving the double crimped milkglass vase - yummy yum, so cute!!

Shauna
lemondropstudio on etsy!

Shauna said...

Also, I have hearted her on Etsy and I'm proud to admit it!

Shauna
lemondropstudio on etsy

Shauna said...

I'm a proud facebook fan/stalker of Vintage Umbrella's!

Shauna
lemondropstudio on etsy

Mer said...

love the purple pearl earrings! thanks for the opportunity!
meredith dot targarona at gmail dot com

BEadECLECTIC said...

I love the floral tin!

bead.eclectic@gmail.com

BEadECLECTIC said...

I hearted an item!

bead.eclectic@gmail.com
(BEadECLECTIC)

BEadECLECTIC said...

I hearted an item!

bead.eclectic@gmail.com
(BEadECLECTIC)

ruricloth said...

I love the Ornate Gold Jewelry Box! I've been searching for a vintage jewelry box like this for years...the design, shape, condition...it's perfect!!

ruricloth[at]yahoo[dot]com

The Taylor Bunch said...

cookson dark green planter
jonilynntaylor at gmail dot com

The Taylor Bunch said...

vu facebook 1
joni taylor
jonilynntaylor at gmail dot com

The Taylor Bunch said...

vu facebook like 1
joni taylor
jonilynntaylor at gmail dot com

Sandy S. said...

I love the necklace:http://www.etsy.com/listing/45839253/necklace-lisner-ab-flowers

Or any of the decanters!

sandy@theseppifamily.com

Kristen said...

The milk glass candy dish reminds me of my grandmother's house.

couponboss at gmail dot com

Becky said...

I love the salt and pepper birds. They are adorable!

JWhiz said...

I love this!! My brother is a Criminal Justice major this would be the perfect graduation gift, he would love it!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/47891453/police-car-mug

jwhizetsy@hotmail.com

JWhiz said...

I hearted Vintage Umbrella's shop

jwhizetsy@hotmail.com

Kristin said...

I like the salt and pepper shakers

Kristin.brown106 AT gmail DOT com

TopHat said...

Ooh. I love the blue embroidered napkins!

hrfarley at gmail dot com

luckydame said...

Just posted a blog about the giveaway:

http://aluckydame.blogspot.com/2010/05/giveway-right-up-my-antique-alley.html

And a tweet:

http://twitter.com/devilishdame

The Empress said...

Candy dish, please.

I'm a follower.

Donna said...

I love the Perfume Bottle With Stopper

Donna
dwarrington1@gmail.com

Donna said...

I "heart" Vintage Umbrellas site on ETSY

Donna
dwarrington1@gmail.com
(ETSY username: 2Cats4Me)

Rachel said...

I love the Flamingo Candle holder. Thanks for the giveaway!

Rachelhwallen@gmail.com

Sarah said...

So many gorgeous finds! I do love the Glass Decanter - France Fruits.

sarahmarietownsend(at)gmail(dot)com

Samy said...

I love "Chrysanthemum Tumbler Set (5)"!

samyrocks92 at msn dot com

Samy said...

I hearted their shop! 1

Samy said...

I hearted their shop 2

Samy said...

I fanned them on FB! 1

Samy said...

I fanned them on FB! 2

clenahan said...

I love the cube decanter!

L said...

The merry go round carousel tumblers are darling!

Megan: said...

The sassy lamb planter! That brings back some memories of my room at Nana's!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Marci J said...

I love this: Cookson Dark Green Planter
june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

Marci J said...

added to my favorites (LuvSophie)
june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

Marci J said...

added to etsy favorites #2

Katie said...

that police car mug is FANTASTIC haha love it!

kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

Jenny said...

I love the merry go round tumblers! They are so cute!

Jenny said...

I'm a facebook fan!

V said...

I like the ornate gold jewelery box.

vivafire at gmail dot com

Jenny said...

I favorited the shop on etsy!

zazazu said...

An Etsy vintage store that I've not yet seen... WAHOO!

I love the stackable cream and sugar set. Perfect for a brunch party. Love it!

msred5@yahoo.com

zazazu said...

I hearted VintageUmbrella... and that adorable cream sugar set!

msred5@yahoo.com

zazazu said...

Just fanned them on Facebook!

msred5@yahoo.com

ohhhfire said...

i really love the cube decanter
ohhhfire@hotmail.com

ohhhfire said...

facebook fan 1
jenn giannetto
ohhhfire@hotmail.com

ohhhfire said...

facebook fan 2
jenn giannetto
ohhhfire@hotmail.com

bison61 said...

I like the Hobnail Perfume Bottle

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Max and Sarah said...

The Double Crimped Milk Glass Vase really caught my eye. It reminds me of the top of this vintage lamp that has been in my family for decades.

sarah(dot)slatter(at)hotmail(dot)com

Melissa said...

My grandma used to have a dish just like the Candy Dish - English Hobnail Milk Glass. So that's my fav! omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

Melissa said...

Hearted the shop #1 (@melissa0785). omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

Melissa said...

Hearted the shop #2 (@melissa0785). omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

sturberry said...

Such a cute shop!! I love the Dragonfly in a Bath earrings the best though!

sturberry @ gmail.com

Celeste said...

I love the milkglass candy dish!

celeste@mail4me.com

throuthehaze said...

I like the brass whale
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

throuthehaze said...

Facebook fan 1-Rae Pavey
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

throuthehaze said...

Facebook fan 2-Rae Pavey
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

throuthehaze said...

hearted shop 1 (throuthehaze)
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

throuthehaze said...

hearted shop 2 (throuthehaze)
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Julia said...

I love the Larkin Jar With Lid, I have a small collection of old jars and bottles.

sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

Julia said...

I hearted Vintage Umbrella on etsy, username sugareater. (1)

sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

Julia said...

I hearted Vintage Umbrella on etsy, username sugareater. (2)

sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

Sarah said...

I love the ornate gold jewelry box!!! amazing.

sarahbobloblaw@gmail.com

Sarah said...

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vintage-Umbrella/119691188056260?v=wall

I liked!

sarahbobloblaw@gmail.com

SharpTeethOfLove said...

half_blue_sky@yahoo.com

I love the Brass Whale

SharpTeethOfLove said...

half_blue_sky@yahoo.com

http://twitter.com/KissesForUsAll/status/14956292799 tweet

CallMePretty411@yahoo.com said...

The Ornate Tissue Holder is ridiculously vintage! I think all of my older aunts had one when I was a little girl.

Ladytink_534 said...

My favorite item is the Footed Mirror Plateau. My gramdmother had one I loved as a kid but it got broken somehow. Matter of fact, my grandmother had a lot of the items in the store!
Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ladytink_534 said...

I'm a FB fan~ Jennifer L.
Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ladytink_534 said...

I'm a FB fan~ Jennifer L. 2
Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jennifer said...

The Pearly Faceted Clip On Earings are AWESOMELY vintage! Reminds me of something I would find while looting through my grandma's jewelry box!

Ashley said...

I think the English Hobnail Milk Glass Candy Dish is divine...and it would match!

demureprincess7(at)gmail.com

Linda Kish said...

I like the small refrigerator box. It reminds me of the ones we had.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Erin said...

I love the candy dish!

Shelby said...

I love the Double Crimped Milk Glass Vase! Its too cute! :)

srobinson8561 at student.bryan.edu

Douce France..... said...

I love Milk Glass!
Passion of Milkglass,collecting

AmbreRose said...

I love milk glass, I think it is just pretty and pure. I also like the Hobnail Perfume Bottle, mixture of milk glass and clear glass. So pretty! ambrerose(!at)aol(dot)com

julieb said...

the stacked cream and sugar set is my fav!

julieb82@gmail.com

debbie said...

I love the aluminum covered dish-deer. I haven't ever seen anything like that before.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

Katie said...

I absolutely love the Cube Decanter!
kkondek at gmail.com

Katie said...

Tweet 5/30 http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/15052279248
kkondek at gmail.com

Katie said...

I became a fan of the vintage umbrella on etsy - bowsnbuttons
kkondek at gmail.com
#1

Katie said...

I became a fan of the vintage umbrella on etsy - bowsnbuttons
kkondek at gmail.com
#2

Katie said...

I became a fan of the vintage umbrella on facebook - ktkatherine
kkondek at gmail.com
#1

Katie said...

I became a fan of the vintage umbrella on facebook - ktkatherine
kkondek at gmail.com
#2

SoDucky said...

I just love the little brass whale! It is so sweet and simple.

soluckyducky at {gmail} dot {com}

SoDucky said...

VU FB fan sarah linette 1
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SoDucky said...

VU FB fan sarah linette 2
soluckyducky at {gmail} dot {com}

SharpTeethOfLove said...

half_blue_sky@yahoo.com


http://twitter.com/KissesForUsAll/status/15087272815

daily tweet

oksana said...

I love the Train Musical Planter. Looks so sweet and fairytale!

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

oksana said...

I liked you on a Facebook!

(oksana vladimirovna)

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SewSweetStitches said...

I hearted the etsy shop

Melissa
sewsweetstitches_on_etsy@yahoo.com

SewSweetStitches said...

I hearted the etsy shop

Melissa
sewsweetstitches_on_etsy@yahoo.com

SewSweetStitches said...

I love the gold jewelry box, it would look so sweet on my vanity!

Melissa
sewsweetstitches_on_etsy@yahoo.com

LeksiDesigns said...

I love the Lisner Flower Necklace! http://www.etsy.com/listing/45839253/necklace-lisner-ab-flowers

leksidesigns@gmail.com

Katie said...

Tweet 5/31 http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/15119704733
kkondek at gmail.com

qlkowa said...

The most I like Larkin Jar With Lid and Cube Decanter (it's soooo lovely!).
Greetings,
Qlka
qlkowa@gazeta.pl

The Dales said...

The dark green cookson planter! So vintage and fab!

moores1456(at)yahoo(dot)com

THANKS!

Stephanie

kristin said...

LOVE the pair of pears!

Kristi said...

The Small Refrigerator Box looks so very vintage, but also so very useful for gorgeous storage!

Katie said...

Tweet 6/1 http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/15208148338
kkondek at gmail.com

Leah said...

I love the Pair of Pears plates!


samandsassy AT gmail DOT com

SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I like the Pearly Faceted Clip On Earrings
laprochaine at gmail dot com

SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I tweeted, http://twitter.com/laprochaine/status/15212510205
laprochaine at gmail dot com

SharpTeethOfLove said...

half_blue_sky@yahoo.com


http://twitter.com/KissesForUsAll/status/15219102876

Little Tesoro said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!
I love the cube decanter!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/47321928/cube-decanter

lisa.2713 at gmail dot com

Little Tesoro said...

I have also favorited this lovely vintage shop on etsy.

Catalina153 said...

The Milk Glass Lamp is my favorite!

Catalina153 at hotmail dot com

Katie said...

Tweet 6/3 http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/15351951037
kkondek at gmail.com

SharpTeethOfLove said...

half_blue_sky@yahoo.com

http://twitter.com/KissesForUsAll/status/15392874012

Ľubaša said...

I love Aluminum Covered Dish - Deer. I am not sure that the giveaway is international but I have decided to enter.
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

Ľubaša said...

"Like" Vintage Umbrella on Facebook (Ľubica Kotmániková) 1
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

Ľubaša said...

"Like" Vintage Umbrella on Facebook (Ľubica Kotmániková) 2
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

Ľubaša said...

I have hearted Etsy shop (ID Lubaska) 1
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

Ľubaša said...

I have hearted Etsy shop (ID Lubaska) 2
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

Ľubaša said...

i tweeted
http://twitter.com/Lubaska/status/15407799330
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

Heather said...

I like the Aluminum and Glass Dish.
jswandrn at gmail

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