weekly giveaway - shoestring home:

July 20, 2009




hello friends! i am very excited to bring you these most lovely reuseable cluster doilies, from a fabulous shop, shoestring home. mandi is a dear friend and runs this beautiful shop: i want to own everything from it! if you haven't heard of it yet, you simply must head on over and check out all the lovely items. be sure to check out shoestring home at the following places:


WIN: Modern Twist Cluster Doileez, $25 value!



Please tell us a little about yourself: I like to mix things up. Patterns. Textures. Old and New. Modern and vintage. But I also think less is more, so I'm sort of a vintage minimalist. I believe that you can have a home full of beautiful things, even with small children--that you don't have to compromise your style or the design of your home because of the stage of life you're in. I have three boys and enjoy being the only girl in my home. I wear pink proudly, schedule salon appointments without thinking twice and own a lot of skirts. There is something about the way my boys adore me now, but will think their dad walks on water in a few years that makes this time I have with them right now invaluable. Finally, I cherish good friendships and close family. Because there is nothing that gets you through the really crappy times like people who love you. And if they have small children, that's a big plus. Chaos loves company.

Inspiration: music, flowers, antique stores and other people's homes

Favorite place to travel: Healdsburg, CA Some of our most favorite wine is made here. The hotel and restaurants are almost enough to make me a hedonist.

Favorite food: risotto, but if you want my favorite junk food, right now it's Lay's Kettle Cooked Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper Potato Chips

Mandi's take on links: I spend as little time online as possible. I find it can make me too obsessed with what everyone else is doing and not happy with what I'm doing; making me less present for my family and friends. So, when I need a good dose of inspiration, I walk away from the Internet and chase my boys around for awhile or plan what I'm going to make for dinner or de-clutter our kitchen and mudroom. (i love this response! since i so often can find myself spending entire hours + days on the internet..)

Visit shoestring home and leave a comment with your favorite item! so many lovely things, see collage below ;) be sure to leave your email address in your entry! feel free to spread the love around your blogs, twitter, etc! it is greatly appreciated friend.

giveaway ends on monday, july 27 at 8am, pst.



60 hello's:

  1. Love this!
    http://www.shoestringhome.com/Four_Tiered_Basket.html

    Would be the perfect catchall for all of my craft room supplies!

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  2. Very tough to pick a favorite! So many fantastic things in the shop. I think the Porcelain Branch Pitcher is a show-stopper - so beautiful!
    Thanks :)

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  3. you know what??? I loooove the doileez! If I don't win, this will have to be a purchase!

    sljeter@gmail.com

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  4. Wow... great shop! I love the Biscayne Chair in green, the Milkglass Angelina Cakestands, and the Four Tier Wire Basket. So hard to choose!

    Allison
    allison.laney.harris@gmail.com

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  5. The Cairo Beverage Dispensers are amazing! I love them even more knowing that they are made with recycled goods.

    geezla@yahoo.com

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  6. really, really touch choice, but i have to go with the Spirella Mirror. great shop - i can't wait to explore it some more!

    xo
    kelly

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  7. The Angelina Cakestands!
    elisebeth@hotmail.com

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  8. The polka dot apron is absolutely adorable! akaye@sct-usa.net

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  9. I like the vintage tote :)

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  10. Oh it's so hard to choose,everything is so pretty! I think I really like the Klein Reid Applied Little Key Necklace.

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  11. love the angelina cake stands!

    precious.


    arielle.elise@gmail.com

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  12. I really like the Four Tier Wire Basket. I could definitely use that. Shoestring Home has such beautiful things. It was hard to pick just one! Thanks for the giveaway

    wannabbob@hotmail.com

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  13. I immediately clicked the 'children' logo on her shop, haha. Good thing I did, because I love all the little birds! My favourite would be Blabla Bird Rattle Trumper - he seems quite fancy!

    heleen.deboever@hotmail.com

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  14. Oh goodness me! I couldn't possibly hope to pick just one favorite item. I loved it all!

    Well, there my mind goes, planning my future home around her stuff.

    Maggi
    maggisaar@yahoo.com

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  15. I love the Angelina cake stand x

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  16. So much to choose from! So, my multiple faves: the doily (it is seriously cute!), the Sally Russell aprons, and the white devil bags :) (*fingers crossed*!)

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  17. I really liked everything, but one of my favourites was the Schlep Luggage Tag Set. I will definitely be buying that for my sister!

    Thanks!
    Claire
    claire.walraven@gmail.com

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  18. Lovely shop and wonderful contest I hope I win.I love the blaba prudence doll it's soooo sweet Helen.

    malfie@care2.com

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  19. there are so many lovely things but i adore the porcelain branch pitcher!!!
    jennifer
    jmt413@gmail.com
    www.jenniferyoung.tumblr.com

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  20. I love Taylor Linens Pink Polka Dot Collection.

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  21. i adore everything! i adore the Lucy duvet and pillowcases!

    christy
    moxygirl@gmail.com

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  22. I liked so many things, but this was really different

    Bob's Your Uncle Retro Diner Melamine Plate Set

    :o) Hope you had a Happy Monday!

    http://theredheadriter.blogspot.com

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  23. I love these beautiful cake stands! They'd look fabulous with some beautiful cupcakes! http://www.shoestringhome.com/Milkglass_Angelina_Cakestands.html

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  24. i LOVE the clever luggage tags!

    madden [dot] meredith [at] gmail [dot] com

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  25. I adore Shoestring Home!!! So many lovelies in one spot.

    I think my most favourite would be the halo chandelier (here:http://www.shoestringhome.com/halo_chandelier.html), but I would also love to get the Blabla Billy Goat doll for my friend's new daughter.

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  26. I love the petite shell mirror! So cute!!

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  27. So many lovelies! How do I pick just one? I adore the biscayne chairs -- they would look awesome with my desk. I'm also a big fan of the inspiration board and the porcelain flower candleholders. Thank you for this opportunity!

    hjspencer (at) gmail dot com

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  28. Alcove hanging frames, definately!
    durborawj @ missouri dot edu

    Jessica

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  29. I love the clever luggage tags!~ So Cute!

    chloejn[at]live[dot]com

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  30. http://www.shoestringhome.com/Silver_butterfly_mobile.html

    The butterfly mobile is so pretty for the summer months. And it would remind me of the summer all through the wet, horrible winter.

    memori[at]gmail[dot]com

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  31. SO many pretty items here. I love the porcelain branch pitcher and the Angelina cake stands...=)

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  32. I love the Bob's Your Uncle Retro Diner plates!

    eaherrin@hotmail.com

    :)

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  33. my fav is the silver butterfly mobile, but everythins is beautiful

    alexandra
    (dmp@sita.fr)

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  34. I'm in love with the comggu laundry bag... so gorgeous and so elegant

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  35. thanks for the chance !!!
    I love the rockabye baby boy short, very cute
    vitoria
    i.marques[at]laposte.net

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  36. Four Tier Wire Basket : that's my very fav, but love all the shop
    fabulous

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  37. All the dolls are cute... can't make a choice
    thanks for sharing this shop
    beabenedito[at]yahoo.fr

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  38. I adore everything but the Spirella Mirror is fantastic... thanks for the chance to win some beautiful thing

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  39. I really like the herb potting kit in the sale section - looks good and it's practical too!

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  40. What a great site! Well, I really love the luggage tags, and the vintage button hair pins are cute, but the aprons are very sweet too!

    SO glad you are feeling better, by the way.

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  41. Everything was so cute! It was really hard to pick just one thing. The Argyle Wine Rack is perfect!

    alexandria.franco@gmail.com

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  42. I think the Petite Shell Mirrors are adorable!
    katieaberry@gmail.com

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  43. I absolutely adore this shop! Thanks for introducing it to us. I love the children's knit dolls, the petite shell mirrors, and pretty much everything in the shop!

    writebym@gmail.com

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  44. i love the laundry bag and all of the bed comforters!!! everything is gorgeous!
    kendall
    onegodoneway94@aol.com

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  45. The schlep luggage tags are great -- a little sense of humor goes a long way on trips!

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  46. Gosh! So many amazing things.
    I do adore the Porcelain Branch Pitcher.

    jrodemann@hotmail.com

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  47. Lovely shop! My goodness! I am sure I shouldn't try to win since I just won the last one so you can throw my comment out if you would like. I just wanted to say it's so crazy to see her say she loves Healdsburg since that's where our church is. Such a lovely place!! : )

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  48. I adore the Offi Nest Bassinet, it would be perfect for Baby Panda #2!!

    http://www.shoestringhome.com/Offi_Nest_Bassinet.html

    pink.sugar.panda@gmail.com

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  49. Oh boy, it's a good thing the Lucy duvet doesn't come in a king! I would snatch it right up, it's just so lovely. :)

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  51. Hands down this fabulous duvet and pillow case set. http://www.shoestringhome.com/Lucy_Duvet.html

    stephanie.russenberger@gmail.com

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  52. Petite Shell Mirrors
    love those ones:) andune7@yahoo.com

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  53. the Canggu Laundry Bag is really cute!
    <3

    janeherself@yahoo.com

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  54. sooooo hard to decided on just one thing! after all i am addicted to tray tables now, so i pick the "Woven Aluminum Ottoman with Tray".

    hnxing@gmail.com

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  55. Adorable! I love the aprons. Too cute and a recent obsession of mine :)

    SeeMJTeach@gmail.com

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  56. I LOVE the Silver Butterfly Mobile! SO sweet! The whole shop looks great, though!

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  57. I love the Porcelain Flower Candle Holder!
    <3 Shelby
    shelbatron@mac.com

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  58. Love the Angelina Cake Stands :)

    fabxxjo at yahoo dot com

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  59. I love the sundial mirror!! But I also love the bla bla jungle mobile, so many wonderful things to choose from!

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