Wednesday, November 7, 2012

November Favorites {Give-Away}, Fall Feathers edition

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I decided to do a feather theme for the November Favorites post quite a while ago, and it has been so hard to narrow down the items to feature! Seriously, about every other day I spot another amazing piece of artwork, jewelry, DIY, or houseware featuring feathers! Here are just a few of the Fall Feathers that made it into the top:

1. Favorite feathery tote bag to hang from your arm: Feathers Canvas Tote Bag from Courtney Oquist
Huntington Beach-based artist Courtney has so much feathery goodness in her shop--I had a hard time choosing my favorite! One can never have too many amazing tote bags, right?! I love the bright, happy colors on this one, and wouldn't mind hauling my groceries or library books around in it. {photo from Courtney Oquist on Etsy}

2. Favorite feather print to hang on the wall, part I: Feathers 2 by Ana Victoria Calderon
I pinned this sweet print from Mexico City artist Ana Victoria Calderon a few months ago and think it is just gorgeous! I want to buy it and frame it and hang it in my house. Something about it, perhaps the polka dots on the feathers, seems magical. {photo from Ana Victoria Calderon on Etsy}

3. Favorite gilded feathers to hang from your ceiling: DIY Painted Feathers Mobile from Needle & Nest Design
Someone I follow on Pinterest pinned this breath-taking, hand-painted feather mobile a few weeks ago, and I think I gasped when I saw it. It is just stunning! And so simple! The touches of gold really make the whole thing sing, don't they?! {photo from Needle & Nest Design}

4. Favorite sparkley feathers to hang from your ears: Gold Dust Earrings from Love Sexton
I featured Love Sexton's neon feather earrings in my March Favorites post over 6 months ago, and since then, Tokara has created even more awesome accessories, like these stunning glitter-dusted black faux-leather feather earrings. I have a pair to give away to you sitting on my desk right now, and I'm so, so sad I can't keep them! {photo from Love Sexton on Etsy}

5. Favorite feather-wrapped packaging: polka-dotted feathers and black twine, spotted on In Haus Press
I love the bold, nature-inspired combination of white and kraft papers, black twine, and gorgeous black and white-spotted guinea feathers. So unfussy, yet so striking! Makes me wish we gave presents for Thanksgiving! PS--In Haus Press makes some really cute letterpressed Thanksgiving place cards featuring feathers too, in case you were wondering! {photo from In Haus Press on Etsy}

6. Favorite feather-printed gift tags to hang from presents: Gift Tags from Satchel & Sage
Satchel & Sage is another shop on Etsy loaded with beautiful feathery things! I first pinned a lovely, multicolored feather print of theirs, then discovered more prints, pillows, and even these cute gift tags in their shop! {photo from Satchel & Sage on Etsy}

7. Favorite feather print to hang on the wall, part II: Blue Feather from Children Inspire Design
I've been a fan of Children Inspire Design for a few years now. I have bought lots of their prints (the classic ABC print, the entire set of luchador prints, and a couple of the matryoshka prints.) I love not only their artwork, but also their  mission to help children in poverty all over the world. Art with a cause! These new feather prints come in shades of pink or blue, and are a little less whimsical than most of their artwork, which means they'd be at home in even the chicest living room! {photo from Children Inspire Design}

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The give-away is now closed and the winner has been contacted by email. Thanks to everyone who entered!

You guys are very, very lucky this month! The winner of the November give-away will receive not 1, not 2, but 3 of the gorgeous items shown above! If you win, you'll get a Feather Canvas Tote Bag from Courtney Oquist, an 8x11 Feathers 2 print from Ana Victoria Calderon, and a pair of Gold Dust Earrings from Tokara of Love Sexton! All three prizes this month were generously donated by the shop owners; many, many thanks to them!

To enter to win this fab Fall Feathers prize pack, worth over $50(!!!), leave a comment on this post! Be sure to include your email address in the comment if it isn't already linked to your profile. I say this every month, but it needs to be repeated: if I can't figure out how to contact you when you win, I'll choose another winner. The give-away will be open until Sunday, November 11th at midnight. I'll choose a winner randomly using random.org and contact them Monday morning. The winner has until Friday, November 16th to contact me with their address; after that, I'll choose another winner. May the odds be ever in your favor folks!

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41 comments:

  1. What a lovely roundup! Feathers are my fave, which everyone finds strange because I'm a little bird phobic. But they're so elegant - I just can't help myself. The tote bag is just perfect. Who doesn't need something a little whimsical for their groceries/library books/everything else?

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  2. What a fun giveaway! Especially love the feather print:)

    Ally
    sweetandsavoryfood@hotmail.com

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  3. Ooo, ooo! Pick me! ;) I love feathers! These things are all lovely.

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  4. awesome!! love me some feathers!

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  5. Awesome giveaway!!! I love those earrings!

    smith.carleed@gmail.com

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  6. I'd love to win!

    Stacy
    glavi47@yahoo.com

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  7. What a fab collection, I have fallen for the fall feathers, they are everywhere and I love it! Have you seen the feather hair extensions, amazingly cool looking. I love your blog as well, so many great recipes!
    rlwood1st@gmail.com

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  8. WOW! Those earrings are to die for! kodellinator@gmail.com

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  9. Wow, I love all those things! I just recently had my ears re-pierced, so those earrings would be fab! melinda(dot)d(dot)ott(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Very fun. david_lauren_forever at yahoo dot com

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  11. Feathers have been one of my favorites lately! So pretty! lekoch@gmail.com

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  12. Oh so pretty! I looove feathers! They're so gorgeous and airy! Thanks for the chance to win :)
    azizah.asgarali (at) gmail (dot) com

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  13. LOVE #7!! Would look so great in my house :)
    ejgoodma@gmail.com

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  14. The gilded feather mobile is beautiful! I can't wait to make one of my own.

    bsullivan516@aol.com

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  15. I love your favorite posts so much. The feather theme is great. Love that tote especially! Just in case my e mail is
    Lezlie21(at)aol(dot)com

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  16. I love the feather packaging! So cute!
    keshakeke@aol.com

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  17. What an awesome give away in my birthday month!!!! love love love the feather earrings, print, bag, and tags. :)
    lachiamoreland@aol.com

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  18. Love the earings! rforgione06[at]gmail[dot]com

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  19. I want the tote bag!! so lovely and I have an obsession of tote bags! Also the prints are beautiful!

    luisa.fernanda.ochoa@gmail.com

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  20. Feathers really are beautiful!
    cwilliams[at]backcountry[dot]com

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  21. Beautiful! Feathers and flight are one of my favorite themes. Freedom.

    It should be linked to my profile, but if not it's jc.wilkersonATGMAILdotCOM

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  22. Leslie:
    Thank you for your generous giveaway.
    leslieannstevenson@yahoo.com

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  23. Awesome prizes!
    hols81@aol.com

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  24. I love the feathers. They are just so beautiful and can be very zen.

    kmiller13@charter.net

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  25. Love the feather theme!! tpoole05@gmail.com

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  26. Just stumbled across your page ,,,, girl i love your recipes i make a lot of goodie trays for people and i am defiantly using some of your ideas .

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  27. Every single item is so gorgeous!
    redsthreadsvintage@gmail.com

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  28. I love accessorizing with feathers! Really great giveaway.
    me.shell12@gmail.com

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  29. I love all things feathers...esp. since it is my maiden name!! And now that my married name is Trotter I love all things feathered and horseshoe!!

    I love all of the items featured, just such fun accessories and decor items!

    Thanks for the chance, found you by way of Love Sexton's facebook page! :)

    poeticdaisy(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. love them all!
    hayleydeal00@gmail.com

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  31. I love these! I'm especially in need of a new tote bag.
    kplainphotography@gmail.com

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  32. I found your site off of pintrest and I love it!!! badmonkey13@mac.com

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  33. Just found your blog via Pinterest and love it!

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  34. Woah, this giveaway is amazing! I'm a big fan of Ana Victoria Calderon's feathers. I would love a chance to win these pretty things!
    jacklyn@ohbygollyblog.com

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  35. This is a lovely collection. I simply adore feathers!
    reverethenerdgirl@gmail.com

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  36. Wow! I just saw this amazing site..and this giveaway is so it for fall :) I would love a chance to win!

    xoxojess86@gmail.com

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  37. It would be crazy but I would love to win! :) It was fun today btw!

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  38. These are so cute! I love your blog and all of the great ideas!!
    drodg@q.com

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  39. These are so cute! I love your blog and the wonderful ideas!!
    drodg@q.com

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  40. ohhhh la la feathers! super cute items. lacey.ostoj@gmail.com

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