Thursday, 1 October 2009

Giveaway!

Well what do you know!  Hosting the first giveaway and it's from the super talented rubyclover.

If you've never visited her shop(s) before you're in for a real treat!  Style?  What to expect? I've been racking my brains trying to think of how to describe her creations. Eclectic  is close but even that doesn't come near to describing the wealth of creations this lady makes - and when she is in the zone you can expect lots of new items daily. Imagine one of those olde time variety stores (without the old time smell though!) where you go in and ooh and aaah and get lost in a myriad of memories and fantasies as you uncover each new piece.

But Ruby herself describes it best in her profile:
I've been creating things for myself and others for ages. My inspiration comes from bygone eras (1920's through the 60's mostly), trips to Ireland, old timey sailors, flappers, french accordian music, beatniks, burlesque and occasionally Crown Royal.

I make all sorts of different things such as customized wood boxes, wall hangings, ornaments, coasters etc. I specialize in collaged family heirloom boxes and Irish inspired stuff. 


What she doesn't say is that she is a lovely lady with a sparkling and bubbly personality and  infectious smile!  I had the pleasure of meeting up with her in Chicago where she introduced me to the Beat Kitchen and the scrummiest thai pizza!

Anyway!  The Giveaway!  Ruby is giving away a trio of quintessentially Irish photo cards:



Two were taken on a trip to Castelerea, Co Roscommon - like this pony happily munching away on grass and oblivious to his impending immortality online:




And this wonderful photo of a colorful greengrocers shop front.  Yes we still have lots of small independent retailers and some great buildings in bright colors:



The final card is some wee Irish sheebies taken on a lovely sunny day in Inishowen, Co Donegal:



So how to win these?  Well first off visit Rubys shop - then post your favorite items from her shop in the comments here.  i'm saying favorites cos trying to pick just one will be tough!

For a 2nd entry visit her blog and sign up as follower


Want a 3rd entry? Tweet about this giveaway.

Fourth entry - sign up as a follower to this blog.  Winner will be picked on the 15th Oct noon GMT.  All names will be put in a hat and my greenworks partner will pick a lucky winner out!

Oh and in case you didn't notice the lovely Ruby is having a Giveaway as well - for one of my brooches ... basic rules are the same.  Ah - twice the fun! :)

Good luck and thanks for entering!



33 comments:

  1. favourite thing! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17363008

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  2. and following this blog too. :D

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  3. but i already am a follower of youuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!!!
    *and now i shall get to work on the giveaway*

    :D

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  4. 1st :
    My fav in Ruby's shop was actually easy 'cause i have my beady little eyes on that beauty:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27590047

    'everything that glitters...'

    :D

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  5. favourite thing: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29698468 they're so pretty!

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  6. and I'm already following her blog, so there's my 2nd entry ;)

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  7. My favorite is this coaster set:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29100420

    I love the pattern and colors.

    -Jeanna
    beansthings@gmail.com
    http://www.beansthings.etsy.com

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  8. I am now following her blog!

    -Jeanna
    beansthings@gmail.com
    http://www.beansthings.etsy.com

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  9. Just tweeted!
    http://www.twitter.com/beansthings

    -Jeanna
    beansthings@gmail.com
    http://www.beansthings.etsy.com

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  10. I am now following YOUR blog!

    -Jeanna
    beansthings@gmail.com
    http://www.beansthings.etsy.com

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  11. 1. the whole shop is fab! one of my favorites: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27771801

    2. I'm already following rubyclover!

    3. I'm off to tweet!

    4. I already follow you! :)

    Susan
    http://RedBessBonney.etsy.com

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  12. It's really impossible to pick one item, but I really like this scene:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31302078

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  13. Hello! You both have wonderful shops! This my favorite from Ruby:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31551036

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  14. I love her work, so glad to discover her shop (thanks TeamEcoEtsy thread!) My favorite, as a I spent a year studying in London, is the red phone booth book... it makes me think of that amazing year at university.

    Thanks!!
    Jen dot s dot chandler at gmail dot com

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  15. I follow her blog now!

    Thanks

    jen dot s dot chandler at gmail dot com

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  16. and i now follow your blog too!

    thanks
    jen dot s dot chandler at gmail dot com

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  17. I really like Jen's Irish set of three mirrors. Great shop.

    and, I'm a follower~ oh yeah!

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  18. LOVE these
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29698468

    Wish I could afford them I would snatch them right up!

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  19. Of course Im following Ruby's blog now, didnt even know she had one!

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  20. Of course I am following this Blog!!!!

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  21. Great idea girls!
    My fav from Ruby's shop is this beautiful brooch..
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24624243

    Hope ye both gets a lorra lorra sales xx

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  22. you were right on the money when you said that it would be hard to pick just one. I love all of the photographs like this one
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30023023

    and Dublin Door and all of the landscapes. I have always wanted to go to Ireland and Scotland since that is my heritage. I also really like her brooches and her decoupaged earrings. Great shop thanks for introducing us.

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  23. I am now following you both :)
    Your brooch is also beautiful btw

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  24. I also tweeted
    mistyridgedesig cool blog giveaway by greenworks http://nuorganics.blogspot

    thanks again.

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  25. I like the Lorelai Felt Brooch!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24501106

    carapacenator(at)gmail.com

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  26. And I follow your blog...
    carapacenator(at)gmail.com

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  27. And I follow Ruby's blog! Yeah! Because she likes katydids, too!

    carapacenator(at)gmail.com

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  28. I love this one:http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31694385

    kaleidoscopestyle@hotmail.com

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  29. I follow you already Maura!:)

    and here my fav item from Angela shop:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29100420

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  30. I love this beautiful item: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31489514

    templejg@comcast.net
    www.jodaycraf.etsy.com

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