giveaway :: i heart tchotchke (and yes, i'm back!) :)

posted on: March 17, 2010

i'm baaaaaaccccccccccck! :))) kicking off the start of my week with a sweet little giveaway!
things will be a little sporadic in terms of posts due to the amazing trip i just took to portland! 
i have so much to share with you all. 
thank you for your kind words and recommendations while i was away!
and i'm terribly sorry if i haven't been responsive to your comments and such.
i tried to stay away from the computer as much as possible, 
but don't worry i will be in touch with all of you soon!
enjoy this giveaway's goodness!
  (after i press "publish post"--i'm off to disneyland for one last hoo-rah! yahooOoo!)


molly from i heart tchotchke is generously giving away one of her lovely creations!
win a custom made felt floral hair adornment! (color of your choice!)


molly is the sweetest and i've really enjoyed working with her!
her shop is fairly new so please show it (and her!) some love!
thank you molly for your amazing-ness and for being patient with me ;)



check out more of her creations here: i heart tchotchke

tchotchke (tchotch-ke)
1. an inexpensive souvenir, trinket, or ornament.
2. an attractive, unconventional woman.
3. things considered to be worth collecting.

molly! tell us a little bit about yourself! :)
i was born in colorado to two hippy horse-shoers. 
my earliest memories include a pony named nutmeg and being chased by a rooster.
at age 3 my family and i loaded up our brown vw bus and moved to michigan. we settled down in an old farm house (which came with 2 appaloosas) in a town so small it had only 1 stop light. a wholesome childhood. 

and it's there i owe credit for my unrefined but endearing midwestern accent.
the next seven years after graduating high school i spent in alaska. i fell in love. both with alaska and with a boy name colin.
as of late i dwell in seattle, with my colin and our two dogs, goose and cowboy. our plan is to complete graduate school and move back to alaska. to live in the mountains. ski in the winter, garden in the summer, and raise a family.

your creations are lovely! what inspires you?
my big inspiration is the whimsy of nature. and also architecture. i literally spend hours and hours each week gawking at magnolia trees, teeny tiny musk hyacinths, roof pitches, and lead pane windows while i'm walking with my dogs through quaint seattle.


how to enter the giveaway!
1. Visit  i heart tchotchke and comment on this post with which piece(s) you would love to wear from the shop!

For extra entries:
 2. "Heart" Molly's Etsy shop
3. Follow iartu! 
4. Blog or Tweet about this giveaway and comment with a link from your post/tweet!
5. Tell me what your favorite thing about spring is!
leave a separate comment for each entry and
*don't forget to leave your contact info!

The giveaway will end on Tuesday, March 23 at 11:59 PM pacific standard time.
Winner will be announced on Wednesday, March 24th!

89 comments:

  1. I love the Leather Forest Fern necklace.

    Glad to hear you had fun in Portland (well, who wouldn't?)

    elissa at iinet dot net dot au

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  2. I heart ihearttchotchke now too!

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  3. I like the smell in the air in spring. The smell of...I don't know. Pollen?

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  4. this is an awesome giveaway jennifer!i think the golden rosette is sooo lovely! it would look great against my brownish highlights! =)

    sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. of course you know i'm an avid follower! =)

    sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I love the tattered whimsy hair piece
    vrtheriot@gmail.com

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  7. I follow I art u
    vrtheriot@gmail.com

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  8. Today my favorite thing about spring is the daffodils. :)
    vrtheriot@gmail.com

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  9. *chirp* *chirp*

    http://twitter.com/sandyalamode/status/10627031569

    sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. I love spring for all the new green growth!

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  11. these are so cute. going to check out the store!

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  12. so i LOVE that cinnamon posy! it would look sooo cute on my mustard yellow dresser! :)

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  13. i heart the shop! olivejuicephoto@me.com

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  14. i can breathe a sigh of relief.....my iartu is back!! :)
    umm...i'm a follower?
    eeeks! we're going to reunite soon!!

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  15. p.s. i like the leather fern necklace. so. cute.

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  16. what a great giveaway, i love the gold rosette or the birds of feather earings, but everything is so great!

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  17. and she is now a fav shop on my etsy! :)

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  18. my favorite thing about spring is picnics in the park!

    cristinrae (at) gmail.com

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  19. this is cool!

    sarah.simplyfunstuff@gmail.com

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41438551

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  20. Great giveaway! I love the "chain link"...beautiful!!

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  21. I follow you!
    And I forget to write my contact info in the previous comment:
    a.spigno@hotmail.it

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  22. Enter me please! My favorite item is: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=42667963

    fisiwoman@hotmail.com
    Spain

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  23. Following via Google (fisiwoman)

    fisiwoman@hotmail.com
    Spain

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  24. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/fisiwoman/statuses/10723516932

    fisiwoman@hotmail.com
    Spain

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  25. My favorite thing about spring is: FLOWERS!

    fisiwoman@hotmail.com
    Spain

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  26. I would love to have an anarchism hair adornment.

    anja.lju at gmail dot com

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  27. Hearted i heart tchotchke on Etsy as Shendelzare.

    anja.lju at gmail dot com

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  28. My favorite thing about spring is the sunshine!

    anja.lju at gmail dot com

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  29. I love the leather forest fern necklace.
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

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  30. I like the warmer weather and Easter!
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

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  31. I like tattered whimsy

    carethediva[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  32. I love the golden rosette! Love the color:)

    ruricloth[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  33. I "hearted" Molly's Etsy shop!

    ruricloth[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  34. She has so many beautiful pieces! I love the Tattered Whimsy hairpiece!

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  35. My favorite thing about spring is the warm sun on my face!

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  36. I absolutely love the felt flowers, but I also like the chain link necklace!

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  37. My favourite thing about spring is seeing all the new growth popping up, the crocus, daffodils, and tiny bright green leaves. Everything is so fresh!

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  38. I’d love to wear this one: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=42666672 so cute and feminine!

    SweetFantasyStar[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  39. I heart her shop as beauty vibes

    SweetFantasyStar[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  40. I follow your blog :)

    SweetFantasyStar[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  41. My favourite thing about spring is seeing the flowers pop up and how they make everything so colourful!

    SweetFantasyStar[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  42. My favorite thing is the cinnamon posy!

    miller.mbeth(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. My favorite thing about spring is reading outside.


    miller.mbeth(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. Love the cinnamon posy.

    melanieadey at hotmail dot com

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  45. Cinnamon posy is my fave!

    Amy (artsyrockerchick[at]aim[dot]com)

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  46. I hearted Molly's shop on Etsy.

    Amy (artsyrockerchick[at]aim[dot]com)

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  48. I follow this blog!

    Amy (artsyrockerchick[at]aim[dot]com)

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  49. My fave thing about spring is pretty flowers, warm days, and new life.

    Amy (artsyrockerchick[at]aim[dot]com)

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  50. I love gardening in the spring and watching dormant plants come back, bringing lots of green into my life!

    sgacrista@yahoo.com

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  51. My favorite item is the cinnamon posy!

    sgacrista@yahoo.com

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  52. Great shop! I'm really intrigued by this gorgeous and unique necklace:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41438551

    Beautiful!

    Thanks so much for a wonderful giveaway opportunity!

    Sincerely,
    Becca

    pennyroyaltea168@gmail.com
    www.FunktapusDesigns.etsy.com

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  53. I really like the tinsel hair pin!

    srobinson8561 at bryan.edu

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  54. I follow iartu!

    srobinson8561 at bryan.edu

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  55. i like the chain link
    nannypanpan@sbcglobal.net

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  56. I think that the "Tinsel" is absolutely adorable!

    iartu is a fun little blog :)

    meagan.toy@gmail.com

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  57. I love the color of the giveaway flower, so pretty. I also like the chain link necklace. I would wear it all the time! ambrerose(!at)aol.com

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  58. Great giveaway!
    I like Tinsel.

    Please count me in. Thanks.

    avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it

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  59. I love everything in her shop, but I especially adore the leather forest fern necklace!
    Lilyhoot@gmail.com

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  60. I hearted Molly's shop on Etsy, username lelielis.
    Lilyhoot@gmail.com

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  61. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/slowclublover/status/10834621353
    Lilyhoot@gmail.com

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  62. What I love most about spring is being able to wear my flip flops again!
    Lilyhoot@gmail.com

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  63. I would love to wear birds of a leather feather earrings !!!

    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

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  64. My favorite thing about sprint is the smell of wet soil and flowers.

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  65. ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

    my favorite item is
    leather forest fern necklace

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  66. ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

    i love the spring because of the instant good mood everyone seems to get.

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  67. Love pick a posy, in any color imaginable...

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  68. i love the leather feather earrings. so pretty!

    SparklePowerCandace@gmail.com

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  69. I like the tattered whimsy hairclip.

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  70. I like the chain link necklace!
    Kristin_Brown1@baylor.edu

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  71. I love the posy and the tinsel hair pins!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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  72. Hearted the "i heart tchotchke" Etsy shop!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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  74. I already follow i art u!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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  75. Spring is my favorite season! I love how everything feels wonderful and new after the long winter!

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  76. I like the one you're giving away! Maybe in the bright pink or wine felt?

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  77. I'm really looking forward to cleaning up the garden and planting new annuals

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  78. I really like this http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=42667963 I love how it is tattered a bit. I think the felt flower hairclip would be cute in a light lavender.

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  79. I love tinsel and whimsy. Thanks for the giveaway.

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