Sunday, November 29, 2009

Etsy Limelight Giveaway- My Vintage Blossom


I am very excited to bring you our second Etsy Limelight giveaway!

I love purses- and just can't get enough.

Would you like to win this lovely bag? I would!


This gorgeous handmade tote (14.5in x 9in with a strap height of about 9in and one interior slit pocket) was made by Maggie of My Vintage Blossom. She used beautiful fabric from a local shop.

Let's learn more about Maggie (straight from her)...

I moved from New Hampshire to San Francisco in the spring of 2006. After several months, my old roommate from college moved down there too and we got an apartment together. She was in interior design, so she had begun making bags with great fabric samples she would get from work. It was on her sewing machine that I started making my own bags. My original company was in conjunction with hers, under Pepperdog East, but once I moved back to New Hampshire two years later, I reinvented my company as My Vintage Blossom. I decided to go with "My Vintage Blossom" because I constantly found myself so inspired by vintage styles, and although those styles may not be directly translated into the bags I make, the inspiration runs deep in my veins.


I am a highway engineer, so I spend most of my time in a cubicle performing roadway layout analysis, drainage calculations, and estimating. Sewing provides me with a creative outlet, which is crucial in balancing my life. I take a lot of pride in the way my bags are constructed (an eye for detail comes along with beng an engineer) and in the fabric I use. Everything I make has a little bit of myself in it.


I really love to sew, so I spend a lot of my time doing that. I love traveling, which we dont get the opportunity to do as much as I would like. I love watching funny movies and enjoying time with my family. I also LOVE fashion, so I spend a lot of my time going through various magazines (mostly Vogue and Instyle), cutting out my favorite items in the magazines.



My favorite item is the Ring around the Retro Clutch because it's such a fun, funky and unique piece. I love the combination of the bright pink with white, black and grey.

Maggie has graciously offered to give away this beauty:



Here is what you need to do to enter:


Visit her shop (notice that she is offering FREE shipping in the US and reduced international shipping through the holidays!!) and comment here letting me know what your favorite item is.

For an additional entry follow my blog and leave me a separate comment letting me know that you are a follower.

A winner will be selected at 12:00pm PST on Thursday, December 3rd. Check back to see if you are the lucky winner!

Know a new(ish) shop that should be put in the Limelight? Please email me at lillianraydesigns@gmail.com

65 comments:

  1. I love them all! But I think my favorite would be Pressed Flowers.

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  2. I am a follower.

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  3. Oh I love her bags! I think if I had to pick a fave from her current selection, it would be Claire. Pretty!

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  4. I love the Elizabeth bag!
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  5. I love the bags, I think my favorite is the Claire bag.
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  6. I love the Kate bag. So simple and elegant. Yay for giveaways!

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  7. Kate is my favorite! THanks for the chance to win!

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  8. I love the fabric and design of Jenna handbag!

    Thanks
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  9. The Jenna bag is my favorite!!
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    Here is a link to my long list of free places to advertise your give away:
    http://audreysgiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/08/where-to-advertise-give-away.html

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  10. I really love Panda Express!
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  11. Follow your blog too! :)
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  12. I really like the Claire bag.
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  13. And I follow your blog!
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  14. They are all beautiful but I think my favourite is "Claire"
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34444154

    kirsten@klbaileyart.com

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  15. Pick me! Pick me! Claire is my favorite! I've actually seen a lot of these bags (I am the old roomate & maggies bff) and all of maggies bags are really great!

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  16. I love the Vines of Summer bag! Claire is my second fave :)
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  17. I follow your blog
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  18. My favorite item is the Elizabeth purse.

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  19. I loved all the bags, but I really liked the color, design and pattern on this cute number:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34444154

    Ronit
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  20. I'm following your blog :)

    Ronit
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  21. Besides the one featured here, I absolutely love the Claire! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. I am a new blog follower! (Henrietta @ A Hen's Nest)

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  23. I like the Pressed Flowers purse. She has a lot of cute ones! rebolsen at gmail dot com

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  24. I can't decide if I like pressed flowers or Claire better....

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  25. They are all great but I love the Claire.

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  26. I already follow your blog.

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  27. Favorite item is the "Kate" bag....love it!!
    thanks for the chance :)

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  28. i follow your blog

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  29. The "Pressed Flowers" tote is BEAUTIFUL! Great colors that work splendidly with each other :)

    Happy December <3

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  30. I follow your blog!!

    :)

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  31. I think the Ella Bag spoke to me the most. I love the contrasting element in the band.
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  32. I am in love with the Elizabeth bag!!!!! Great colors and would go with a lot of stuff!!!!!

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  33. The Claire bag is my favorite! So classy!

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  34. My favorite purse is Vines of Summer.

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  35. Love the Ring around the Retro clutch. Great funky print, and it sure would pop with a LBD.
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  36. My favorite is Vines of Summer

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  37. I love Claire!!!

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  38. wow what a gorgeous bag! this one is amazing too! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34444154 thank you!what a lovely shop!

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  39. Great stuff! I like the Elizabeth purse and I just became a follower!

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  40. I love the Pressed Flowers, it's gorgeous!!
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  41. Following your blog, thank you!
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  42. She has a bag called Claire and it's super cute, if that's not a match made in heaven, I don't know what is.

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  43. Clair is really pretty. So is the giveaway bag. I love this one!

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  44. Oh my gosh I LOVE THAT BAG!!!! But if i have to pick just one from her shop, it'd be Elizabeth. She calls to me! But my first love is the giveaway bag!

    Thanks so much for hosting this!

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  45. I love the Elizabeth bag! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34385592

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  46. I think my favorite item in her shop is the Pressed flowers bag. So cute!

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  47. I like the Vines of Summer bag.

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  48. I like the Vines of Summer bag

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  49. Love Love Love the panda express purse!!!

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  50. I'm now a blog follower!

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  51. The Pressed Flowers tote is my favourite http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25967216

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  52. I know I'm too late to be commenting to enter the contest, but I suppose not that late to say Thank you Maggie and Lillian Ray for generously offering to giveaway this beautiful creation.

    Lillian, your launch collection is truly alluring. Every single one portrays simplicity, practicality and an innate beauty. Keep going!
    Good Luck and God Bless!
    Hopes and Wishes for your Prosperity.

    Maggie, glad you are supporting and promoting Lillian!

    And congrats to whoever wins/owns the gift.

    Best,
    Niru

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  54. And Yes, I'm *fairydust* from Flickr and this is my blog link:
    http://mytwinklingmoments.blogspot.com/

    And my fav among Lillian's collection are:
    Kaitlyn, Claire, Elizabeth, Vines of Summer and Pressed Flowers. Wow!!!

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  55. In addition to the generous giveaway purse, I like the Elizabeth style, colors also, looks very compatible to many outfits, dressy and casual!

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  56. I love the ella bag!

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  57. I follow your blog!

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