Remixed Vintage is an online store at Etsy.com (http://judythejazzcat.etsy.com/) Many of my items have been “upcycled,” “reclaimed” or “repurposed.” Old vintage pieces get transformed so they have new uses and new charm. If you’re a fan of Remixed Vintage, you may find beauty & value in old slightly rusted/scratched up objects. There’s a LOT of junk out there that’s taking up space in landfills or piling up in attics & garages just waiting for attention. The kicker is, there’s so much stuff being mass-produced, imported in, then eventually thrown away, that the pile keeps growing and growing every year. Upcycling or Repurposing is a small way to use what we already have around us. It’s also fun learning about the history of a vintage or antique item. Where did it come from? Who made this and when/how was it made? What was it used for, and what can I use it for now?
Have YOU ever repurposed a vintage item? Do you enjoy treasure hunting in thrift stores & antique markets? Or maybe you just found something amazing in grandma’s attic & you’re proudly sharing it on the mantle again. Well here’s a chance to prove it.
THE RULES: Post a photo on the wall of Remixed Vintage’s fan page (http://facebook.com/RemixedVintage) that shows us how you re-use or recycle old items – and you’ll be entered in my drawing for a free Remixed Vintage train case! Please provide a little description along with the photos you submit. You’ll have 2 weeks to submit as many times as you like. (Contest ends January 22, 2010, Drawing will be at 3PM) The more various examples you share, the more times you’re entered into the drawing.
Grand prize: One customized Remixed Vintage train case or jewelry box designed by Judy V.
Runner up: Choose between free shipping or $20 off a train case or jewelry box currently up in my store.
Get in while you can because this giveaway is hot hot hot. Right now you can enter into the Eco Etsy Team Holiday Giveaway Going from 11/3/10 until 11/10/10. The winner of the giveaway will win this weeks themed collection you “Wear Them Well” a combined value of over $250. To enter just go to the Eco Etsy Team blog and follow their directions!
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Posted in Etsy, Giveaway, Green Fashion, Green Living
Tagged Alex Keller, Chucka Stone Designs, etsy, Felt Sassy, Giveaway, Good Karma, green, handmade, Knit Storm, one loom studio, oneloomstudio, sustainable, team eco etsy, teamecoetsy, Under The Root
Pictures Provided By: AprilHilerDesigns
Do you dream of the world looking like a whimsical fairy land? Could you not imagine your wedding without a touch of rustic elegance? If that describes you, then you’ll love April Hiler Designs. It’s an amazing shop; filled with fun and fanciful decor for your home or wedding. The quirky play of silk flowers with rustic birch bark, moss, and wicker creates a fantasy forest environment. April worked for a florist while training in Interior Design, giving her just the right background to design and create these beautiful works of art.
Giveaway Alert: This week we’re giving away an amazing fall themed pomander by April Hiler Design. You can we use it to decorate your house for fall, for a flower girl, or you could do what I would do and keep it on your mantle all year round. The choice is yours.
To be entered to win April Hiler Designs Rustic Fall Wedding Pomander just
1. subscribe to this blog The Painted Rabbit and 2. leave a comment telling me about your fantasy fall wedding. The best comment will win and be announced Tuesday the 26. Bonus if the winners has an Etsy shop it will be featured on this blog next week. Good Luck!
Great Deal: For a limited time, buy any flower girl basket or select Pomander and receive your choice of moss ring-bearer pillow for Half Price. For more information check out AprilHilerDesigns Announcements!
Posted in Decor, Etsy, Giveaway, Wedding
Tagged aprilhilerdesigns, decor, decorations, fall, Giveaway, pomander, rustic, wedding
I’m very excited to announce the winner of the Inquisition Intaglio Print by Larry Vienneau, Susan of Suzees JubileeZ won with her wonderful raven inspired poem. You can find her needle felt work in her Etsy shop SuzeesJubileeZ. I was really astounded by the beauty and humor of the comments I received for this give away. Keep the comments coming with the posts ahead!
From the courtyard
The boy and I heard the cackling
off the tenements in the rough section of town
where the refugees and the pensioners lived.
We had been playing with plastic bubbles and
hiding plastic soldiers in the trees
When it started the boy imagined some
Mythical creature hidden in the clothesline
of a third floor walk up.
We saw nothing
A branch fell from high up the locust tree
And crashed on the side walk not
two feet from us
As it did a raven flew off
and perched on a building further down the street.
Lets play one more the boy said.
And one more after that.
It was an afternoon to abandon reason
Somedays all the stars just fall out the bottom of the barrel, for a bit it seems that we can’t capture them then
the children want to play and play endlessly. The raven laughs first
mysteriously, then infectiously and the barrel starts to glow again. even
in the canyons between the tenements where the bedbugs are plotting to
overtake the hill and branches are falling off spindly, but still green leafed trees, we dance in that glow.Everyday we listen for that laughter.
Posted in Art, Etsy, Giveaway, Illustration
Tagged crow, etsy, Giveaway, handmade, intaglio, larryvienneau, print, raven, SuzeesJubileeZ