weekly giveaway - nice:

June 22, 2009


weekly giveaway: nice!
so this week i am SUPER excited to share the giveaway we have for you! many of you may know of this lovely person: caitlin of nice! i think this giveaway is perfect for this week because caitlin and i share the same birthday: june 23! and seeing as how tomorrow is our birthday, what better week to have the mini deer plaque as our giveaway prize!

some of you may know her for her deer plaques or lovely vintage shop, her banners and lamp shades have been seen all over! others may recognize her because she was chosen in 2007 for fred flare's "next big thing" (scroll to the bottom, you'll see her!)

oh, and unfortunately the deer plaques are not available in her shop right now. they will be restocked, but the date is tba! so consider this a rare item that you can win, right here at oh, hello friend! ;)

ps: be sure to check out caitlin's debut of her vintage clothing collection: which will be available in her shop tomorrow, june 23!

can't get enough? check out caitlin at these places too!
blog | shop | flickr | facebook

WIN: mini deer plaque valued at $25!

weekly giveaway: interview
Please share a little about you and your shop: Nice is a shop that is all about mixing unique and fun pieces into your home decor, similar to how a feminine and delicate blouse goes perfectly with a pair of jeans, I like to think I supply the elements to juxtapose and compliment modern design elements. I find great joy in providing these handmade and vintage pieces in my shop and love to to see what my buyers have done with their pieces. I'm also excited to share that Nice has just introduced a carefully selected and limited collection of vintage clothing. I think you'll find it to be a spot on addition to the aesthetic of Nice!

How did you get started selling and making your lovely products: I've always made things, but never had an outlet for selling. I remember when I first heard about Etsy in 2005, I signed up right away. It was like a light shining down on me, haha. I had just shopped the Chicago Renegade Craft Fair for the first time and was feeling inspired. So inspired in fact, that my first product photos were taken right when the feeling hit at whatever o'clock at night! Naturally the photos were quite horrible. Really, feel free to browse back to the beginning of my sold items on Etsy. I don't know what I was thinking! Anyway, I slowly got the hang of things and the next year I got up the guts to apply to the Renegade fair and after that there was no going back! So yes, Etsy and Renegade were pretty much life changing for me!

Favorite place to travel: Michigan to spend time at (in?) Lake Michigan. :) I Especially love the fact that on our way back home, because we live in Illinois, we get the feeling of extending our vacation by taking a slow drive home and stopping at towns along the coast. I'm happy traveling most anywhere really. I love the feeling of getting out of town and when you first set your things down in your hotel room.

Favorite inspiration links, blogs, or shops: I love Frankie Magazine ( frankie.com.au ). Lula ( lulamag.com ) as well. I love many, many blogs, but I still look forward to having a magazine to relax and sit down with.

Anabela ( fieldguided.blogspot.com ) is an inspiring girl. Besides the fact that she and her boy are talented and have great taste, she seems clearheaded and focused. I guess because I so often do not feel that way, haha, I admire that greatly. She is just an all around neat girl, though really.

I absolutly love old films. TCM ( tcm.com/index.jsp ) has been in my life for years. I love how much care they give to that basic cable channel.



Visit Caitlin's shop and leave a comment with your favorite item! be sure to leave your email address so i can contact you if you win. feel free to spread the love around your blogs, twitter, etc! it is greatly appreciated :)

giveaway ends on sunday, june 28 at midnight, pst.

weekly giveaway: nice!

89 hello's:

  1. I can't pick just one favorite, I love all of her stuff!!

    allison.m.berg@gmail.com

    aliveinbluesandgreys.blogspot.com
    xoxo

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  2. love the soda fountain condiments - very 1950s retro. the deer plaque is my favorite, but since it's not in the shop right now i had to choose something else. :)

    beallorama@gmail.com

    xo
    Kelly

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  3. Although I'd have to say the deer plaque is my favorite, I'll have to pick Flower Dream Girl since the plaque isn't in her shop right now.

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  4. i really like the daisy chain lampshade :)
    the deer plaque is gorgeous!

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  5. oops, forgot my email :)
    looseleaftigers@hotmail.com

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  6. Without a doubt, the mini deer plaque is my favorite! I love it! But since it's currently out of stock, my second favorite is the "Beautiful Floral Platter".

    ilovemyleni(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. My fave is the mini deer plaque! The Happy Birthday Banners are super cute as well!

    sillypuppy@woolyninja.com

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  8. I love the deer plaque and the art work - like, Variety Girl.

    megancdavey@gmail.com

    Thanks! :)

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  9. Ohmygosh - I NEED that deer plaque for my brand-new (totally old building) apartment that I'm about to move into. It would go perfectly w/my wall of whitewashed vintage picture frames!!!

    Okay so my favorite from the shop is hands-down the daisy chain lampshade!!!

    shrimpsaladcircus{at}gmail{dot}com

    Thanks!!!

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  10. her deer plaques are def my fave!

    3oclockwalk@gmail.com

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  11. definitely, definitely the vintage lace lamp shades. i remember seeing those when she first started making them, and i immediately fell in love.
    acoate at gmail

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  12. Nice is glorious! i've been eyeballing her etsy shop for a while now.

    my favorite fit would have to be the birdy print... http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=5688053

    but the girl with balloons print

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15517079
    and the floral dessert plates http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=12185051 would be lovely on the wall. :)

    thank you for this opportunity!

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  13. I love the Honeycomb Mug! Perfect for my morning coffee.

    kateshannon15ATgmailDOTcom

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  14. The floral platter is my fav!
    elisebeth@hotmail.com

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  15. love the soda fountain condiments
    so so beautiful

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  16. my very favorite is the daisy chain lampshade
    but all the shop is fantastic

    dmp@sita.fr

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  17. i think that the deer plaque is my fav, but i'm not sure, because everthing is great

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  18. i love vintage stuff, and the soda fountain condiments catch my eyes !!!! thanks for the chance

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  19. love to win this beautiful prize... i guess my fav is Honeycomb mug, so amazing
    vitoria
    lemustik@yahoo.fr

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  20. I'm lovin' the daisy chain lampshade! how cheery!

    - eaherrin@hotmail.com

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  21. I think all her items are beyond lovely, but the Daisy Chain Lampshade truly stole my heart. Such a marvelous thing could brighten up any room!

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  22. My favorite item actually isn't in her shop anymore because it's in my house! I was so happy when my soon to be brother-in-law and his girlfriend bought me a white vintage bowl from Nice for Christmas! I adore her lamp shades as well and have been eyeing this one in particular for quite awhile - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=10779089

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  23. I love the Mikasa Trellis Tray. Great for summer.

    Gave you some blog love today....

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  24. i just love her wood prints, especially the 'mehna menina'

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15516677

    allison.laney.harris@gmail.com

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  25. I'm a big fan of the banners and the goldfinch family. Such pretty things!

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  26. i love the deer plaque! and the perfect hostess pitcher is so kitschy and wonderful.

    www.andcookiesforall.blogspot.com

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  27. This would definitely be my favorite item!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15516352

    thevelvetbird@gmail.com

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  28. Aaahhhh! Caitlin is the best! This is so sweet and I'm always so happy when I see interviews with her. My favourite item from her shop is the Happy Cloud lampshade which is all mine now!

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  29. It's hard to pick! But the girl with balloons print is adorable.

    amy (dot) ferguson (at) mac (dot) come

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  30. Daisy Chain Shade - by far the most beautiful. Loooove it:D

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  31. uups forgot the mail mkasterka@gmail.com

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  32. mary souvenir plate..reminds me of an inside joke with my family. trust me, it's hilarious.

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  33. oh I love the sweet pyrex dish! It reminds me of my grandmas pyrex dish that sadly broke.

    mjackin828[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  34. I like the Girl with Balloons Print!

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  35. the daisy chain lampshade for sure!

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  36. I have to agree with Nicole that the deer plaque makes it hard to choose another favorite. However, I'm loving the Flower Friends postcard set (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15515900) - adorable!

    eafinley@gmail.com

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  37. It's all beautiful. I'm enamored by the deer plaque, but a second would have to be the gold finch print.

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  38. I've got to get my hands on that reindeer plaque! :)
    but if i cant have that,
    i would take the Happy Birthday Banner in blue
    becca.alder@gmail.com

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  39. My favorite (other than the deer plaque) is definitely the lace shade; so delicate, so sweet. :)

    amccarty830@gmail.com

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  40. Oooh! That Girl With Balloons print is GORGEOUS!!!

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  41. Count me in!
    I love the shoe gaze lampshade!

    whereeaglesdareshop@hotmail.com

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  42. such a lovely shop! the illuminated memo box is my face, both sweet and genius.

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  43. I really love the little girl with the balloon on the wood print. Very sweet. :) you can reach me at my blog http://mariamedeirosphotography.blogspot.com/
    or my email. :) Lovely contest!

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  44. I have two favorites, both prints: Minha Menina Print and the Girl with Balloons print...so perfect, so charming.

    gnat.anderson@gmail.com

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  45. oh i do love nice!
    i have loves her shop from the very beginning and still love it so!
    i dream of owning that lovely deer plaque!

    umbrellastand(at)ymail.com

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  46. My fave is the Blue Bird on my Shoulder Light Shade (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15504505). It would may any room look elegant when its' lit. :)

    cljasiulek(at)yahoo.com

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  47. For sure my favorite is the vintage lace shade! I can't even take how the light illuminates the pattern of the lace on the wall. I might have a lace obsession problem.

    libertyandlace@gmail.com

    www.libertyandlace.etsy.com

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  48. I like the Owl wall plaque
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  49. I love her shop. My favorite thing is the vintage lace shade. It is gorgeous!

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  50. Oh a new favourite shop on Etsy!! How divine... I love so many things!

    If I HAD to choose my most favouritest, I think I'd have to say the Girl with Balloons Print! *swoon*

    Happy birthday to you both! :)

    gems_k at hotmail dot com

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  51. I love all her stuff! It was already an etsy favourite. I love all the lampshades and wooden prints but my favourite at the moment would have to be this vintage print of goldfinches, which is on SALE! Darn you exchange rate.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&listing_id=5688053

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  52. Happy birthdays.

    I completely love the Double Dutch Keepsake Box AND the Butterfly Shade Lamp. Oooh... and the Deer and Deer Again Postcard Set,

    denyalanzini@gmail dot com

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  53. I love the Owl Mug!

    itsonlyjc AT hotmail DOT com

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  54. I am in <3Love<3 with the owl wall plaque for my daughter's nursery! So vintage and cute- it is a must to complete her little room!

    erikamaymendez@aol.com

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  55. Love the Travel Funds bank girl! It is more than just nice.
    RhiannonM @ gmail . com

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  56. oh my goodness! the mini deer plaque is SO adorable! i am in love.

    I also love love love the Owl Wall plaque - it would go in my living room - would be so cute!

    rachel.elizabeth.arnold@gmail.com

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  57. i have a soft little squishy spot for the little lamb planter. it is too adorable!

    wrongcity@gmail.com

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  58. Happy birthday to you both!

    My favorite items in the shop is the fruit salad dinner trays... but the deer plaque is pretty close!

    marianne@stylographe.net

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  59. Nice has made it difficult to choose, & made me want to go thrifting today!
    But the honeycomb mug is so sweet and would have to be my favourite...
    - alyssaraebrooks@hotmail.com

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  60. hi!
    thanks for the chance
    i love caitlin's shop
    it's so hard to choose one item but, i love the girl with balloons plaque, these deer ones and the lampshades

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  61. I absolutely adore the 'nice' Mod Cabin Clock with the deer. I am not surprised they sold out along with the super adorable Mini Deer Plaques.

    And a very happy birthday to Caitlin and Danni! Just a day after mine! hooray for Cancerians!

    xo, Katy
    kisforcalligraphy@gmail.com

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  62. I'm basically head over heels for the vintage lace lamp shade. GORGEOUS!

    wishcake@aol.com

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  63. i adore her wall plaques!!!

    i love the owl wall plaque in her store.

    random generator...choose me!

    jennifer young
    jmt413@gmail.com

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  64. absolutely love the owl plaque, and the glass bowls are so lovely x

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  65. I love the Girl with Balloons print!

    naked_tile@yahoo.com

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  66. The deer plaque is my favorite, I would love to own it!

    skoerner@trudesign.org

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  67. Oh the deer plaque, for sure! I've been wanting one forever! :)

    ottomanhandmade at yahoo dot com

    Thanks!

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  68. Oops...I forgot the deer plaque isn't in the shop...in that case, I also adore the doily lamp shades!

    Sorry about that.

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  69. What a lovely shop! I absolutely adore this Vintage Lace Lamp Shade:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&listing_id=10779089

    Thanks!

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  70. Lots of great stuff.
    I like the double dutch box. Kitschy fun!

    jrodemann@hotmail.com

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  71. Oh i loooooove the mini deer plaque! It is a so cute thing ... i am deeply in love with this vintage thing.... nice

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  72. Oh i forgott my email ...

    krauss@people-interactive.de

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  73. Love the Ballet Pair.

    =D melanie
    http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
    melanieadey at hotmail dot com

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  74. oh, the happy kitchen cannisters are wonderful!!!

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  75. I've been eyeing that travel funds bank of hers for awhile! Love the deer tho. Thanks Danni! Happy belated bday! xo

    sarah at girl-land dot com

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  76. I like the daisy chain shade...it would go perfectly in my bedroom! lovely shop.

    christine[dot]stosich[at]gmail[dot]com

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  77. Oh those art prints with the woodgrain background are so adorable!

    shelbatron@mac.com

    <3

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  78. The illuminated memo board!

    Sarah (smcash81@gmail.com)

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  79. I love the Sunshine Dress! Adorable!
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  80. My fave is most definitely the deer plaque but the daisy chain lampshade is pretty dang cute too!

    Lorene
    Shawdraw@yahoo.com

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  81. Oh, what a sweet giveaway!!

    I've been pining over the mini deer plaques for ages, but I also love the "Deer and Deer Again" postcard set (do you see a theme here?). I would send one to my best friend, and put the other one in a little frame :)

    Laura Gaskill
    laura.gaskill@gmail.com

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  82. My favorite is the vintage fabric floral bowl I ordered from her (that hasn't exactly found its home in my house, sadly).

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  83. I love everything in her shop! My favorite is the vintage butterfly lamp.

    Danielle
    kissparrotkiss@aol.com

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  84. Tough choice between the Mini Deer Plaque and the Vintage Type Writer Paper.
    All very 'nice' indeed.
    But I think I'm most endeared to the plaque.
    Keep up the good work, Caitlin.
    kjw

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  85. The mini i love you banner is so cute!

    whitepoppy@rfassoc.com

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  86. I'm still liking the mini deer plaque<3! very cute!

    janeherself@yahoo.com

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  87. long time fan of nice! I'm hearting the Winona dress a lot!

    But most of all, the beautiful deer plague.
    would be swell to win one! :D

    florspace1 at gmail dot com

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  88. I am a sucker for woodland creatures, so my favorite thing that is in the shop right now would be the owl mug. I am obsessed with owls. And deer. Deer and owls. Can't get much better.
    dearilou@gmail.com

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