Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Giveaway & Shop Announcement

Okay I must get this out of my system: Yowza!


500 posts and Kristen and I are still addicted to finding and sharing all the prettyness we can. And in honor of that madness, anyone who comments on this post will be entered into a drawing to win a goodie box. What sort of goodies? A nice variety of items from our sponsors and handmade items by Kristen and I. So don't be surprised to find pretty jewelry things and felt fripperies and notecards, and other wondrous goodies. We'll allow comments on this up until July 11th, and then we'll randomly pull a name.

All sorts of comments are encouraged. Tell us what kind of posts you like the best. Leave us a line of poetry. Describe the mood of your favorite color or what dreams dream about. Its completely up to you and will not at all affect your chances of winning.
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Now for the shop announcement. Its not a new shop, per se, just an extra prettified one. Kristen and I are vintage junkies and we've had a vintage shop on etsy called Miriam and Eleanor for a while. (Named after our super fabulous grandmothers no less). Well, we finally found a very wonderful, slinkster cool model to help elevate our shop to a new level. (And by found, I really mean Kristen finally turned around and asked her stylish co-worker if she'd be up for it).

Take a look at how we've improved:












And there's so many more pretty shots yet to be posted. Its exciting to really adore your own shop. And in honor of all our happy excitement, we're offering a sale through July 11th as well. For 15% any Miriam and Eleanor item, just enter "500" in the comments section and wait for a revised invoice. Cause we're all about spreading the yowsa's.
And thanks to all you who share our fascination with all things beautiful. Your comments and your blogs and your shops are a constant source of inspiration.

19 comments:

quitecontrary1977 said...

loving the new model.. and the dresses in the shop! my grandmother was very fashionable and trim in her hay day. these clothes and your ovely model remind me of old photos of her.. i'll be back often!

Amanda said...

Recently I had a dream about making and wearing a yellow silk gown, cinching it at the waist with a belt.

Investigations into the color yellow suggest a connection with the third chakra (located in the solar plexus), which is the center for self-confidence and the lower center for intuition (our gut feelings/how we move about in the world). This is also where we store the emotions of fear and anger...as a woman who has been victimized, I am recognizing a need to release these feelings.



Even more close to home, for me, is that yellow is my grandmother's favorite color, and I fondly remember the yellow curtains in her dining room. Her home was the only place I was safe as a child. I haven't spoken with her in many years, perhaps it is time to reconnect.


Thanks for the site, it is beautiful.

lilie said...

the model photos are really lovely! you're inspiring me to do more for my own etsy vintage shop.

hmm, what can i say about the mood of my favourite colour...
aqua: the sensation of diving into a swimming pool (wearing a 50's style bathing cap adorned with plastic flowers) and looking up at the sunny sky through the filter of shimmering water.

queenoftheclick said...

I love all the housewares, furniture, purses and jewelry that you guys find. I get a little disappointed when the find of the day is a weird doll. Your shop is looking great and I love the new model too.

rachel said...

Beautiful model, great stuff and lovely dresses!

twowishes said...

A mysterious goodie box??!? How tempting! Can I sway you at all with the fact that my birthday falls mid-contest? ;)

Sadly, I have nothing of interest to add tonight, comment-wise. Except that your site is lovely!

lillie said...

not sure how i first came across you blog, but it has been one of my favorite new finds of the year (: cheers on your 500th!! i am dreaming of a cool bluesy-green summer...

Bunny B said...

Yowza indeed! Congrats on your 500th post of such loveliness!! :) Great photos, cute store, pretty model!!

Laur D. said...

Congrats on post #500! Just don't slack off now, keep the loveliness acoming. Here's to 500 more.

oh, and for the heck of it:
"there are two things every Sicilian knows: when pasta sticks to the wall it's done, and when a body sticks to the ground it's dead" - Sophia, Golden Girls
it's not quite poetry, but it's poetic

Erica said...

I'm loving your new shop- the photos are really great! My favorite posts on this site are still the etsy features- it's what brought me here originally! Thanks for the giveaway!

ikkinlala said...

Congratulations on 500 posts! I love seeing all the creative things you feature - sometimes they're inspiring even if I don't especially like the piece.

Stowers said...

yay for the 500th!

Shannon said...

Yay! Congratulations on 500 posts!! That's so awesome! I love your blog. It's always such a great treat for me to see that there an unread entry on my reader from you!

OnePunkPosy said...

After being featured a few months ago, i'm still hanging around. So glad you guys are too! I love your finds.

uma said...

Love the jewelry and accesories that you find! This has been, for months, one of my favourite blogs

PonyBoy Press said...

Congrats on 500 posts! I enjoy your blog.

Kimberly said...

I really enjoy reading your blog. The most recent post that I enjoyed reading was the Shopping in New York.
Congratulations on 500 posts!

etoilee8 said...

I haven't reached 500 posts yet. . . but nearly. . . some days blogging is easier than other. .. but seeing inspiring blogs such as your own, keeps me going. Pretty shop ladies, will check back often.

rachel said...

I love your shop and the model and the giveaway! yay!