Monday, December 1, 2008

Vintage Ornament Giveaway.

Surprisingly, my husband, who hates to shop, loves him a little Black Friday mayhem. This year, there were too many stores opening at the same time that had something he thought we needed so he made me wake up with him at the stinkin' crack-o-dawn and go stand in line with a bunch of other crazy people.

I was 0% successful. He was 100% successful and I heard about it for the rest of the day.

Plus, when I got home, I pulled the car into the garage but realized I'd forgotten my house key. I didn't want to wake anyone up by knocking so I sat in my car, in the garage, for a good 30 minutes waiting for my professional shopper to get home and let me in.

It was a great start to the day, let me tell you.

I decided, I was going to do absolutely as much shopping as possible on-line this year because venturing out into the chaos with small children really should be avoided at all costs, so that should pretty much cover shipping.

One of the places I've loved treasure hunting is Etsy. Many of you may be way familiar with this website but it's a little new to me and I'm in love!

It's full of handmade goodies from around the world. You can find distinct and creative gifts for everyone on your list and you never have to get out of your slippers and Thanksgiving pants. Score.

Each Christmas, some friends and I have a fun dinner and ornament exchange. We're big fans of old finds with character so this year, I bought a great vintage ornament from Leslie Jansen's Shop. I love this store! She has great vintage textile items and some fun holiday gifts. She fashioned my ornament from vintage keys, a vintage earring, and green gingham wired ribbon.

Leslie was kind enough to send me this additional ornament to give away to one of you! Score, again!

It would be a great addition to your own tree or wrap it up and give it to someone special.

Check out Leslie's shop and then come back and put your name in the comment section. Be sure to include your email so I can let you know you won! I'll draw a name on Friday, December 5th and let you know who the lucky winner is!

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39 comments:

Nicole said...

i love this one!! =)

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17921966

happygeek said...

I LOVE the holiday teacups. (At the very end.)
So cute.

homeworkupdate@hotmail.com

hannahgarippa said...

You and Trey are CRAAAZY. On Friday my mom said to me, "I wonder if Trey is shopping today?" I said if he is he's probably already home. This was at about 8:00 am.

Picketh me.

Stacy Ann said...

Ooo, I love these!! I really like all the key ones. Thanks for sharing!!

Mrs. Troop said...

This is JUST the gift tip that I needed. I am NOT heading out to shop with eight kids. NOT.
Especially with our current stomach virus.
Yeah ornaments! Would love to win one to hang with all of our handmade-at-school things. . .
mrs8troop@sbcglobal.net

Krista said...

what beautiful things she's made - those teacup candles are really lovely.

Kori said...

OOO ooo I want it. Pick me.

Loved them all. I think I'm addicted.

Best Life said...

I LOVE this! It's all to cute to choose! Lisa~ Homespun6@aol.com

Paul and DeeDee said...

Oh that is really cool! I am also a new etsy addict. I could literally spend all of our money there:)

deedee1784@yahoo.com

Susan said...

Ooh...a giveaway. I love her things. I hope your drawings are easier to win than Pioneer Woman's!!!

Colored With Memories said...

i love vintage ornaments...

i think you have my email...

chrys said...

love it! love keys! would be great on our jesse tree for the prophets!

you know where to find me.

chrys

These Three Kings said...

oooooooooo!!!!!! this is one CRAZY MISSIONARY who LOVES FREE STUFF!!!!
yay!!


mrsnicolek@yahoo.com

thanks for her link!

kierstin said...

i love etsy too, and this cute ornament.
also curious what Thanksgiving pants are and where to buy some for next year. :)

kierstincasella@gmail.com

The Huffstetlers said...

I'm doing the online shopping thing this year too! I love the ornament you found. Thanks for sharing the site.

Gayla said...

I just so happened to link to your blog today from the Sola Moms blogroll. I've really enjoyed reading. God bless you for taking in your two extra kiddos. :) I'm curious about your husband's ministry. I live in the DFW area myself, and we go to The Village Church in Highland Village.

Anyway, I do love the ornaments and the site. Love her candles.

angelmom@swbell.net

treslyn said...

You can pick me. I am totally open and totally want the ornament.
Please pick me.
Please?
With a cherry on top?

theshipleys@sbcglobal.net

Lori said...

Love etsy! Love her shop. Thanks for sharing! And please enter me. Love the ornament!

yarbbenlori@grandecom.net

Courtney said...

Oh my word! I have to have the keys... being a Kappa and all ;)

courti1@aol.com

Courtney

Abbie said...

Holy crap her stuff is beautiful!!

OOH! PICK ME! PICK ME!! You know you totally want to :)

jaobudd@gmail.com

Zan said...

Look at you with the fancy give-a-ways...

yankeecali@gmail.com

Brittany said...

This is my first time commenting on your blog--I love it! Hope y'all had a great Thanksgiving and it was fun seeing you at the CCEF conference in Philly the other weekend! brittany.aills@gmail.com

emily said...

Pick me, pick me!!!!! You know where to find me to deliver that little gem. Don't tell me this is one of those giveaways where you can't be related or anything!! :)

5Lips said...

I love Etsy too! My oldest daughter has a shop on there called Beads and Strings. I love the vintage ornaments also.

It's so fun to read your blog, Melissa.
Gwen

lipetska@yahoo.com

Christy@pipandsqueak said...

I love etsy and I love that ornament. If I win, my email is on my blog or you can facebook me.

Andrea said...

Love the ornament. I have already created a space for it on my tree! :)

Jennifer said...

What a neat idea for a Christmas ornament. jzuckero@hotmail.com

Annie said...

I want it! Pick me!Hey Aunt Melissa its Annie! Pretty please pick me!!!

Annie

ahchic95@aol.com

Elizabeth said...

Okay, so they remind me of Kappa keys. But, that is okay, they are the most precious Kappa keys ever...and I like Kappas. The ornament would make a great addition to our sad tree this year -- which fell over the day we put it up. The stand broke, water and broken ornaments went everywhere! So, we pretty much desperately need the kappa keys. Please think thoughts of me when you draw names! :) Merry Christmas, Melissa!! elizabethbiar@strategicpublicaffairs.com

Ellen said...

Oooh, so pretty! Pick me! :)

Ellen said...

Almost forgot! My parents' email is flints87@sbcglobal.net.

Dana said...

What an adorable ornament! I love the old key. Keys like that are great as necklaces, too!

Terry said...

I learned a couple of years ago that the deals on Black Friday are not as good as sleeping late and staying in PJs all day. Oh how I love to sleep when I can!

LOVE the ornament! So sweet of her to send 2.

terry.bracey@gmail.com

Traci@TotalMomsense said...

Love the key ornaments and the old letter press ornaments.

Jill said...

What a great plethura of goodies. Yep, put my name in the pot.

ash said...

I can't wait to explore some more. Here's for KKG---the Kappa key!
Ashley

ash said...

ashleysmith@brightok.net

forgot my email :)

Misty said...

wow that is so neat! this is the first year in our first home...and very first full size Christmas tree!! i had so much fun decorating it!

mittylee13@hotmail.com

Sparky said...

Being a fellow Theta - I pop over to your site every once in a while. Funny about the Kappa Keys comment...Kites and Keys - oh those were the days...
Jenn

jsparks@heidrick.com