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Thursday, February 10, 2011

MY FIRST GIVEAWAY!


I HAD BEEN DREAMING ALL WEEK OF BEING IN THE GARDEN SOON...


...WITH BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS, HEAVENLY HERBS, AND DELICIOUS VEGGIES
(all the while in colorful couture, of course)...

...when I received the most wonderful news!





Last week I featured these gorgeous vintage T-towels that would have been part of a French brides trousseau, and Jane, from Simply French Vintage, wrote to me thanking me for the feature. Jane and her husband David are a lovely English couple who live in France every year from Easter to the onset of Fall. They have a house in the Burgundy wine growing region in central France and spend their springs and summers visiting brocantes and flea markets searching out vintage treasures. The larger items they sell at a big Antiques Fair near London, England. The smaller ones they sell on etsy and through their website simplyfrenchvintage.com. Here are just a few of the fun jewels I found in their shop...







...French seed packet labels from the 1920's, adorable for framing or crafting...













...charming French garden magazines to inspire you nature girls...



















...vintage French fashion magazines (I really want this one!)...
















...old maps of Paris...













...classic leather covered buttons that look like chocolate truffles...















...rustic grain sacks perfect for Country French throw pillows that are all the rage...


















...metal letters that were used for sign writing, perfect for crafting, especially for kids projects...










...and beautiful vintage French linen thread, which is even their store logo!

They have so many stunning things to offer, especially if Country French is your style! I especially love it this time of year when we think of being outdoors and in the garden!








And now, my new friend Jane has offered to give away a special gift from one of her treasure hunting trips!


She has generously offered this amazing 72 piece set of vintage vegetable labels (she retails these in her shop for $29) to one of my lucky readers! These are not reproduction labels, but original French labels from the 1920's that would have been glued to seed packets and then sold at vegetable and flower garden markets all over France. How delightful it must have been when Jane and David stumbled onto these! I can just imagine all the great craft projects that these could be used for. Gift tags, charming flash cards for children to teach them all about the garden, decoupage, and greeting cards. Framed individually or as a set to brighten the breakfast nook, pantry or kitchen. Keep some for yourself, and give some as gifts. The ideas are endless!



The rules to win them are easy!


1. You must follow my blog.

2. Leave me a comment letting me know you've done this or if you are already a follower.

3. Tell me in your comment how you'd like to use the labels...be creative!

4. Visit Jane and David's etsy store and have fun perusing! Maybe you'll find more goodies you like, and feel free to let them know I sent you. They are also giving all my readers an extra 10% off at checkout of any purchases in their shop, with a MYFRENCHMAID special promotion code!
That's it!


I will choose a winner on February 21, 2011 and Jane will send the labels right to the lucky winner!


Good Luck!


--Lee Ann














3 comments:

Casa Bella said...

Woohoo! I LOOOOVE this giveaway. Original French labels from the 1920's? Seriously fabulous!!!! Count me in, dear. I'll do a post about this during the weekend. I think I would put them all nicely against a white background, then frame them and make a huge picture for my kitchen. Wouldn't that be fun? Fun giveaway, Lee Ann!

Rebekah said...

I immediately thought about turning them into thank you cards to use during the spring and summer, and then I decided I wanted to use half of them for art in the kitchen (like Casa Bella). My mother-in-law's neighbor is French, and she may like to have some of them, too - she's a great gardener.

After I saw the tea towels your posted last week, I went to the etsy store and added them to my wish list. I'm in the middle of migrating to another house, and after I settle down - and if they are still for sale - I'm going to purchase of the towels. I wish I had a whole bin of them to use as napkins outdoors!

VintageHand said...

Just found and followed your blog. Thanks for featuring my vintage cruise line poster!

Lovely blog. Would love to enter the contest for the veggie labels! I could see affixing these to vintage plates and displaying them on a wall.

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