Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Minding My Money and a Giveaway

Money can be such a touchy subject.

Talking to people about how much they make is kind of uncharted territory. Some people are perfectly fine telling people what their salaries are, while others prefer to keep it to themselves. I personally think it's rude to ask people what they make. I am always surprised when people in the middle of a conversation ask Brian how much he makes. To me, it's a very personal question - it's like asking someone "how much can you afford in life?".

We as a society never really seem to have enough of it, do we? No matter how much we make, we always wish we made more. But the funny thing is that something that holds such importance to us, is really just a piece of paper or a copper disk. In Australia, they have 50 cent coins - and at one stage there was a shortage of them. It turns out that 50 cent coins used to be made of 80 cents worth of silver, so some guy was stealing and hoarding them all in a safe and then melting them all down to sell them. After that, Australia changed the 50 cent coin to be made of materials of a lesser value.

I've never had a safe. But a purse is kind of like a portable safe. We keep all our credit cards, cash and personal information inside, and if we ever lose our purses, it's such a worry!
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Amy from IMH Designs creates the most gorgeous "portable safes" ever! Her lovely clutches are sewn beautifully, and lined with Dupioni Silk. Amy's
love for sewing transpired into a business, and now lucky Amy gets to create beautiful purses to share with us! If I had one of her purses and lost it, not only would I be worried about my money and personal items inside, I'd be worried about missing such a gorgeous accessory! Each clutch is inspired by Amy's love for fabrics and capturing beauty. Outside of sewing, Amy loves photography, and also a mean Oreo Icecream Pie!

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Amy is so generously giving one reader the clutch of their choice from her store. To enter this giveaway, comment here letting me know which clutch from her collection is your favorite, and what you would put in it if you won. I will announce the winner on Sunday.

(PS. I am guest-blogging at La Mia Vita today here if you wanna check it out!)
*Photos taken by IMH Designs

135 comments:

Orchid Grey said...

I love all of them but especially the ones with birds on them (clutch purse with pretty bird lined with silk). I hate the money talk, it really is just paper and metal. Also, i nominated you for the "Kreativ Blogger Award" visit my blog to find out the details!
-O.G.
www.orchidgrey.blogspot.com

{eleise} said...

amazing clutches! I love the bird one the most! It would hold my camera & credit card nicely! What more do you need to bring? =)

I am on the same page as you! My husband is an electrical engineer so he gets that question a lot! So rude...

Pretty Neat Designs said...

They are all beautiful, but I am in love with the modern retro clutch. Such fun colors! I would put just the essentials for date night, lip gloss, id, and some nice smelling hand cream.

Nina said...

I adore the Peacock Clutch Purse with Silk Dupioni Lining. I'd definitely use this on nights out and I'll put my money, camera, and a few makeup items.

Jaime said...

Those are precious! I would choose the peacock one and put just a lip gloss, my blackberry, and ID in it for a dinner w/ my boyfriend (no credit card, he's paying! :) )

Hannah said...

I like the "Clutch purse with pretty bird lined with silk". Very pretty. I would put misc. into it; my stone heart, a few notes, perhaps a couple of dollars. Little things. :)

Hannah

Becca said...

These are so gorgeous! I'm smitten with the Grey with Pink Bow clutch! I think I'll need to find a new notebook to fit inside it; I'd carry my notebook, a pen, a few tea-bags, and some money for weekend afternoons in a coffee shop.

Katie said...

What a special giveaway! At first I was smitten with the peacock design, but then I saw Blue Floral on Cream with Dupioni Silk Lining - gorgeous! Reminds me of a Paul Klee painting we have here in Dallas, "Around the Core" (Um den Kern). So Blue Floral on Cream is my favorite.

A purse like this deserves pretty things -- lipstick in a brocade case, lotion, monogrammed tissues -- but of course I would also throw in mints, credit card, drivers license, and car keys.

Love the blog! And YES! The income question = totally off limits, in my book.

kegaultney (at) gmail (dot) com

Perfectly Flawed said...

Right now I would use it to store all my receipts so when I get home I can claim back all my expenses with ease. I have to say...I am loving...(can you feel the suspense building hehe)...black and cream damask because I'm a really monochrome person and then throw in colour (such as my fab pink mulberry bag). But for my best friend it would be the peacock feather - it reminds of a day we spent we Warwick (UK) mooching about and painting pottery - she painted a beautiful plate with a peacock feather design.Mwahx

Olivia Rae said...

oh my god what an AMAZING giveaway!! these clutch purses are to die for. my favorite is the "Pretty Floral with Pink Dupioni Silk Clutch Purse" because I love love love the antique floral look... so beautiful! perfect size to hold my lip gloss and teeny camera!

Elle Bee... said...

Oh wow! Amy is so talented, it's hard to choose just one as a favourite.

I adore the "Black and Cream Damask Clutch Purse with Pink Lining".

I don't know if I'd be able to fit much more in it than my wallet, but I would carry it everywhere.

photojoy said...

Yes, there are some people who ask boldly some private questions. It's really disappointing. They ruin the conversation. Right?
Let's forget about this now. Well, about these beautiful clutch purses. I like the one with a bird. Of course both are so lovely. I would keep some makeup items, my iPod Nano and my mobile phone. Let me cross my fingers!

Kristin said...

What a lovely collection! I love the navy and cream clutch. Anything navy is perfect to me!

I agree that it's a totally private thing about how much we make. I hate when people ask... it's just none of their business!

Kelsey Smith said...

I am in love with the Cherry Blossom orangish/red bold color. Plus, this would be easy to spot at the bottom of my huge handbag. I personally am over the traditional wallets and absolutely love unique pieces like this to hold my life together all in one little special place :)

lyndsey said...

wow, awesome giveaway -- those clutches are beautiful!! i like the black & silver paisley one the best, and if i won i think i'd fill it up with my extensive collection of lip gloss & chapstick. can't leave home without it! :)

Anna said...

i love the navy blue & creme one!! i would be sure to fill it with my very much needed student id, bus pass, my gap "razzleberry" lipgloss...{an absolute must!} & a sheet of stamps for the many out of the blue postcards i love... oh & of course, pictures of my nieces & nephews to show off when i'm feeling like an extra cheesy-aunt. : )

xo-

p.s. congrats on the guest-blogging!! that is so exciting!! eeps!

Ashley Yazzie said...

D,
People are funny about money aren't they? It's a topic that both rich and poor prefer not to discuss. I enjoyed your story about the fifty cent pieces. How oddly fascinating.

I love a great clutch. And theses are fabulous! Please send the "Delicate Bird" clutch my way. Inside my clutch you'll find a giant tube of Dr. Pepper gloss, my special pen, winter fresh gum, and my tiny notebook to jot down good ideas when they come.

Tali Schiffer-Oren said...

Oh wow, I too love IMH Designs. It's funny you do a giveaway of coin clutches now, as I just blogged about my new love for these clutches just over the weekend :)
I think this one is my favorite from her store http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27769302 cause it has a cool vintage look to it, and the colors are my favorite subtle colors! If I won (oh please please) I would use it as my coin purse :)

jessica lewis said...

I love love LOVE the Clutch Purse Cherry Blossom with Silk LIning (the bright orange color makes me so happy)!

I would keep my ipod, debit card and driver's license in it- all I really need in life, right? :)

Thank you for the opportunity! Gorgeous post, as always!

Kaye Prince said...

Wow, these clutches are absolutely gorgeous! I'm definitely in love with the Pretty Bird Clutch.

I guess what I'd keep in it all depends on how much I could fit! However, I'd probably use this clutch for more special events (weddings, etc) because I carry too much around normally. I suppose then all I'd need is my Blackberry, some cash, Dr. Pepper lipsmackers, and my camera if it'd fit. I'd also try to smuggle in a small book (I've done it before at a wedding; shame on me) and my notepad.

Megs said...

These clutches are just sublime! It was such a difficult decision - but in the end I do LOVE the Pretty Pink Floral it is gorgeous! I would ues it for special occasions and I would put, money, credit card, business cards - never know when there might be an opportunity, lip gloss, my camera, a pen and paper and photos of my 3 babies, cause if Mummy is taking that clutch out for a spin, then the kidlets are certainly not coming!!

DaisyChain said...

pretty bird clutch <3

I'd keep my essentials in there; debit card, library card and some cash for a rainy day

Cathy said...

I absoloutely adore the Delicate Bird Clutch, and as for what I'd put in them... probably the usual essencials: cards, coins, a few makeup stuff... ;D

Maki said...

Yes, many people have no problem discussing how much they make or how much their friends make. I personally don't give a sh*t, but I think that's how our society works?

I love those purses! The color is so amazing:0

Brooke said...

I always love all your illustrations.

TeachingInHeels said...

I love the modern retro clutch. It was so hard to choose just one!! I'd use it for date night, just id, credit card, bobby pins and lip gloss :)

Erica said...

I love the "Modern Retro" clutch! The colours are very 'me'.
I'd keep the bare essential in it for a date night. Gloss, $, ID.

Hilary Leister said...

I am in love with the "Black and Cream Damask Clutch Purse with Pink Lining"...

If I won, I'd carry it around absolutely everywhere. I'd put in some mints, eye-liner, cash and a classy bottle opener, (for happy hour, of course :)

Kris said...

I am a fan of the bird! Lets, see... what would go inside? Some simple items would do in this clutch like money/cards, lip gloss, and my phone. Anything more and I'd get carried away and it would burst open like one of those trick gifts with the snakes! haha

project simple life said...

Well said. I agree with you on the money front. Darling little clutches:)

ReadyGo said...

oh so many to choose from!! I love the "Modern Retro" clutch. It would be perfect to keep little things in for a night out like money, lip gloss, money and a phone. Beautiful!

Maria Confer said...

Wonderful!! I adore her grey clutch with pink bow: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27514846!

I would only put in it my chanel lipstick, Visa card, and id, for a fun filled night on the town. !!

Ali said...

You're making me pick just one? Dionne, that's evil! Haha, I love them both. And I'd put the following it it (with the hopes that it'll all fit!):
-phone
-money
-cards (of the credit and debit kind)
-camera
-chapstick and lipgloss
-etc, etc, etc!

Michelle Hisae said...

What gorgeous purses! I'd go with the peacock clutch and keep it simple with chapstick, cash/cards, cell, and my keys.

carly said...

i love the ones with the birds on them. they are so classic looking.
i love love love the delicate bird with silk lining. gorgeous.
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28203095

Haven and Home said...

Wow, how to pick just one? That is hard. I would say of the delicate/bird clutches would be my choice.

avant garde said...

oh so pretty those little clutches are! isn't it such a feminine thing to walk into a room carrying a clutch. well...there were many loves on that site but i really loved the impact of the large dupioni silk lined bright pink flower clutch on her 2nd page. i would run out for tea or cocktails or something :)

Eric said...

I remember us talking about the money question. I think I tried to guess what he made.

My standard answer is that my salary is public record, and you're welcome to look it up online.

Sara said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26993326

or this

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25970644

I'd wear them to my cousin's engagement party, by the beach!! So I guess I'd have lipstick and my wallet! and my cellphone

Thank you for your comment on my blog :)

Valerie said...

I like Flower Pods Purse Clutch with Dupioni Silk Lining
and carry my basics in there for a day out
KawaiiNeko2008 at aol dot com

maggisaar said...

I loved them all, and then I saw the Large golden Flower Clutch, and knew that one was my positive FAVORITE. So beautiful!

What would I put in it? Oh, My wallet and chap stick and camera and glasses and since it's my purse, 40,000 bobby pens I can never seem to find when I want one.

Amy B. said...

How to choose?

The one with the big blue flower attache is so special.

It would hold a deck of cards and a tube of Dior lipstick.

Gabby said...

What a generous giveaway!

The 'delicate bird' clutch is perfect...all I'd need would be lip gloss, debit card, and ID. I'm easy!

piglet said...

That is really interesting about the Australian 50c coins. Mind you their 50c coins are MASSIVE!

My favourite clutch is the Cream and Green Clutch with Dupioni Silk Lining. Though it was so hard to pick a favourite, aren't they all lovely.

Iva said...

such a sweet giveaway, I love them all. especially the Lily Clutch Purse with Dupioni Silk Lining.I would put pictures of my family,debit cards, lipglass, cell, and keys in there...oh maybe some gum? hehe

Lily G. said...

These clutches are so lovely!! and great job with the guest post. I really want to go to Greece. I heard it was beautiful there, and you just confirmed it!

Becca Christensen said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. I'm with you there's something awkward and unnatural about discussing your salary with someone. Though recently in a flash of inspiration I read Rich Dad, Poor Dad and he said that people who talk about money, make money. People who are scared to talk about money, will never really have any to talk about. I find that since reading that, I'm more open with my success.

B

TheBeautyFile said...

I lovvve them all, but especially the Clutch Purse Cherry Blossom with Silk Lining. I wouldn't want to overstuff it because it seems so delightfully delicate, so maybe my cell phone and a lipstick!

b. said...

okay... im having trouble here choosing.. they are all georgeous and adorable and i want them all please!!! okay. just kidding........ maybe not! i like the grey with the pink bow. the one with the baby blueish background with the lighter floral flowers... um.. and there were 2 more. i would have to look again to explain. anyway.. what would i put in mine... well.... lipsgloss, my blackberry and my atm. looks as though it would fit all 3! thanks for the giveway.. whomever wins will be a happy girl.

Anonymous said...

I love everything in the shop all the goods are soooo pretty my favourite clutch is the black and cream damask.
I would put lipstick,mirror,keys,inside. Marian

mtzeenla@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Beautiful giveaway my fingers are crossed. My favourite item in the shop and it was hard to pick just 1 item is the delicate bird clutch with dupioni silk.I would keep money,lipstick,cellphone,keys,. Helen

malfie@care2.com

Cherry Blossoms said...

I love the Pink and Gold clutch and the Black and Cream Damask. It would be one of those...I can't decide all of the clutches are GORGEOUS! I would put my lipgloss, compact, cellphone, wallet, and sunglasses in the clutch!

cherryblossomsdesign AT hotmail

Anonymous said...

I love all the ones with the birds on them, and the huge florals, and pretty much everything in her shop, but especially the bird #3 clutch. If I was to win this, I'd keep the bare essencials in in when going somewhere special-cell phone, lip stuff, the usual.


gemini5757@hotmail.com

sassy studio said...

pretty bird is beautiful! all the birdy clutches are so sassy. wonderful designs, I must have look at each purse 3 times! I love the size too, just perfect for a juicy tube (lancome) a tissue and a credit card or paper for an evening out with the girls- no diapers, bottles or trucks should be allowed near those works of art!

Cabootique said...

I love the Silver on Silver Damask-Silk Lined Clutch and would put the bare minimum in...phone, lip gloss, key.

carethediva[at]hotmail[dot]com

Lily said...

oh my it's such a hard decision- they are all so wonderful. if i had to pick just one though, i'd pick the Delicate Bird Clutch Purse with Dupioni Silk Lining and i would put all of my Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer colors in there and carry them everywhere.

AM said...

I love the Modern Retro Clutch! Great colors and good lines.

I'd probably end up putting my phone and chapstick in it (I don't carry many things around 24/7!)

Good luck to everyone! =)

Polished Sense said...

Hi Dionne,
Thank you so much for sharing these fabulous clutches with your readers. I checked out her site and there are so many great ones to choose from. My favorite has to be the Large Golden Flower with Dupioni Silk Lining clutch. The flower itself makes such a statement. I always look for pieces that others would spot just at a glance. I would take it out with me on a night out on the town. I'd put my phone, coin purse, lip gloss, and camera in it. How about you?

ABCDErica said...

Her Gold and Copper Silk Clutch with Silk Dupioni Lining is beautiful. It'd be perfect for any occasion!

sisavate@hotmail.com

amanda said...

I love the modern retro clutch! I'd put chapstick and money in it.
oheeyore at hotmail dot com

umama said...

You and your gorgeous giveaways... and you so quickly come out with art to accompany it! I would have to say the Delicate Bird clutch! and I would definitely put a protector in it!! I can't imagine dirtying it up!

bumblebee_su said...

I love the Clutch Purse Blue Chartreuse Floral. The colour is simply gorgeous.
I'll keep my notes, cards and lipgloss in it! :)

zlyn88(at)gmail(dot)com

squareby said...

wow, those are some lovely clutches. i'd probably choose the black and cream damask clutch. my everyday bag is pretty much just a giant sack that i carry my life around in. but for that clutch, i'd pare it down to the credit card, cell phone, and camera. i don't think i could live without my camera!

Little Miss Tiara said...

ah! Those clutches are so lovely! I love them all, lol. and yeah, had a very hard time choosing, haha... xD my heart go to this "Flower Pods Purse Clutch with Dupioni Silk Lining" one, (wow, that's a very long name of the clutches).

If I won. of course there would be some of my little money, cellphone and... that's all, I think? lol.

asking about salaries is just as rude as asking your religion and how faithful you are to it, I mean, that's none of everyone's business that that person, no?

Sherry said...

they are all lovely and I like them all. I like most is Black and White Stripes Clutch Purse with Silk Dupioni Lining

sherrygo at hotmail dot com

Sherry said...

blogged http://iluvcontest.blogspot.com/2009/07/imh-designs-giveaway.html

sherrygo at hotmail dot com

TLC {Giveaways Every Friday} said...

Large pink floral w. duponi silk!
Tricia Chaves
tricialynnchaves@hotmail.com
New Giveaways Every Friday:
http://www.triciachaves.blogspot.com


Have your handmade items featured on Tricia's Dish:
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Chelsey said...

I love the Red Floral on Blue Clutch Purse with Dupioni Silk Lining. It's such a pretty pattern. I would put my wallet, lip gloss and some candies (at the very bottom) in it! Thanks for the giveaway! mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Pamela said...

What a LOVELY shop!!! Omigoodness! Do I really have to pick just one?? Well, if I must, I will need to go with the 'Blue Chartreuse Floral with Silk Lining'. Absolutely breath taking. I love the little flower--it is the perfect embellishment. What to put in it? Oh dear, let me think...my initial thought are things that are as lovely and as cheerful as the clutch itself--a small bottle of perfume, a tin of lovely mints, a small money pouch, and my fav lipstick.

Thanks so much for this opportunity, Dionne and Amy!

Also, I just blogged about the summer swap--
http://pamelasusan.typepad.com/pamela_susanup_close_pers/2009/07/its-a.html

xoxo

Lilly said...

The Grey with Pink Bow Clutch Purse with Silk Lining is my favorite! It is so cute! I think I would put lip gloss and my wallet in it.
Thanks a lot ^^

...fairyland said...

you are doing a great work!congrats!
i like this one:Lavender and Green Floral Clutch Purse with Dupioni Silk Lining and i like a few more too! i would put in my money, my keys, phone, and maybe my small perfume!:)
thank you for this change!!
neraidodhmiourgies at gmail dot com

Hello, darling said...

The flower pods purse is my favourite. I would put, my lipbalm, mascara, eyeliner, phone, debit card, loose coins, and a mirror. Definitely the mirror ♥

Bunny B said...

I can't decide between the Silver on Silver Damask-Silk Lined Clutch and the Peacock Clutch Purse with Silk Dupioni Lining! Gorgeous purses! I would definitely have my phone, lipbalm, mirror, credit cards and cash in them :)

bunnybx at gmail . com

Marietta said...

I dont really mind talking about salaries with people but I respect if someone doesnt want to talk about it. And I never ask this question anyway, but I'm always curious ;)
These clutches are so pretty!It s so hard to choose but I ll say the "Clutch Purse with Pretty Bird Lined with Silk" it looks vintage but it s so pretty and classic! Im not good with clutches but when i do hold one I put in the basics : money, mobile, tissues(damn allergy) and keys!

Shannon said...

I love the Modern Retro Clutch.
I would put money,lip gloss,keys,cell phone in it.

captivate me. said...

these clutches are so chic and feminine--I'm definitely craving the chartreuse and pink floral one...I would probably carry in it some pink lipstick, a little coin purse, my iphone (because it's glued to me, of course).
Great giveaway!! :-)

Kimberly said...

My favorite is "Clutch Purse Delicate Bird 3 with Silk Lining". I would put my iPhone, ID, lip balm, keys and wallet...and possibly my camera if I could cram it in. I do like to have it with me wherever I go. Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

kimberly.yates at gmail dot com

JJ said...

I love the Clutch Purse Delicate Bird 2 Dupioni silk lining...I would put only the bare necessities in it when I go out with the girls (no diaper bag!).

staceys said...

I like the bird series, especially
Clutch Purse Delicate Bird 3 with Silk Lining. I never leave home without my Sony Cyber shot. That would for sure need to go in there. And my rose salve. atm card, and I'm good for the day!

staceysabato (at) hotmail (dot) com

Erin said...

I love Clutch Purse Blue Chartreuse Floral with Silk Lininig. The little flower detail makes it extra special. I would put in it...camera, debit card, lipgloss and a bobby pin. I'd make my hubby carry the keys.
erin_melissa at juno dot com

minishoes1 said...

I love the pretty pink floral. What a great selection! They are all beautiful! I would put a mirror ,lipstick,breathmints,and cell phone in it. Thanks!jacquecurl1@gmail.com

Carlita said...

all of the bird ones are so pretty... or the black and white :)

and i agree, asking how much someone makes is pretty tactless in my opinion... and i try to never bring money up because you never know what situation someone is in!

Chessa! said...

I couldn't possibly choose one and stick to it as my favorite bc they are all so lovely but I'm really loving this one:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28203095

I love the whimsical fabric and the delicate feel of that little bird. it's so fun. I'd probably carry just my lipstick and my point and shoot camera bc I can never be without my camera and I don't think my enormous one would fit in there...love it.

Jenny N. said...

I would choose the Grey with Pink Bow Clutch Purse with Silk Lining

jen4777[at]hotmail.com

Swaddle Babies said...

It's too hard to pick just one! I love the Gold and Copper Silk Clutch with Silk Dupioni Lining :) I'd tuck my handmade lip balm and the entire contents of my wallet inside. This is so much prettier than what I'm currently using :)

Priscilla@myswaddlebabies.com
Etsy, Twitter: SwaddleBabies

BlueBoxStudio said...

I love the Lavender and Green Floral Clutch Purse with Dupioni Silk Lining, I have a dress it would match perfectly.
Inside would be
my lipstick - for the perfect smile,
cash - a girl can buy her own drinks at the bar,
my plastic friend in case of emergency transport home,
my mobile - in case of emergencies and late arrival,
and my love of something so beautiful
[I may make bags but I never carry my own, others bags are my passion].

Carol said...

They are all lovely, but I think Silver on Silver Damask-Silk Lined Clutch is my fave! and you are right, asking someone how much they make is not appropriate...

Summer said...

Oh, this one: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24543299

Of course I would have to put my wallet, thought a smaller one, lipstick, sunglasses, and a mirror. One must not be without a mirror and lipstick no matter how small a purse! :)

ottomanhandmade at yahoo dot com

oh, hello friend. said...

lovely giveaway dionne!
everything from her shop is gorgeous!

my favorite is the: Gold and Copper Silk Clutch with Silk Dupioni Lining -- i love the vintage feel of it! and SILK! wow :)

xo.
danni

K. Nice said...

So hard to pick just one! But I think my favorite is the Lily! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27653898

I would only want to put pretty things in it...but would probably put necessary things in it. :)
k[dot]nice[dot]artworks[at]gmail[dot]com

Casey: said...

I like the Black and Cream Damask Clutch Purse with Pink Lining the best. I would put in my: Burt's Bees hand sanitizer, my phone so it will be safe from my klutzy hands, my Softlips lip balm, my agenda, my library card (because that's the only one I really use!)my keys, and maybe small bottle or perfume. My daily essentials.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I really love the Black, Silver Paisley Clutch Purse with Silk Dupioni Lining. So so cute. As for what I'd put in it, money of course and perhaps some lipgloss...my phone if it'll fit (i normally keep it in my pocket b/c it's on vibrate..the essentials I guess.

lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Kotori said...

Oh, I'm in love with that modern retro one! Of course mine would have my iPhone and wallet (oh and about 20 peppermints since my kids love peppermints!).

Wehaf said...

I love the Blue Floral on Cream with Dupioni Silk Lining.

I would use this for date nights, so I would have my keys, my wallet, and my lip balm. That's it!

urchiken at gmail dot com

Amanda K said...

They all look beautiful. I love the Chartreuse and Pink Floral Clutch Purse with Dupioni Silk Lining. Umm... I would put coins inside.

Ladytink_534 said...

My favorite item is the Clutch Purse Flower with Silk Lining. I wouldn't carry it very often so as not to damage it but probably just the essentials: cell phone, chapstick, headache and heartburn medicine, etc.
Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

Phoenix said...

both are equally gorgeous...thanks for your thoughts on sharing (or rudely asking) what people make...that just seems like such personal information and I just don't get why people think they have the right to know...somewhat akin to people asking couples, "When are you going to have a baby?" Um...when was that anyone ELSE'S business? lol

janil said...

I choose Black, Silver Paisley Clutch Purse with Silk Dupioni Lining. Lovely!!!! I'd put money for my shopping!!!
cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

Audrey said...

I love the teal blue clutch with the flowers:
Clutch Purse Flower with Silk Lining

What an amazing shop!

audreyscountrycrafts at gmail.com

Shelley said...

All are so lovely that it's difficult to pick just one. I am especially drawn to the pink zebra and the bouquet of flowers, though.

Shelley
scalloprepublic@tampabay.rr.com
www.scalloprepublic.etsy.com

Sarah said...

I like the Modern Retro Clutch Purse with Dupioni Silk Lining. Very classy! I guess 'd keep the usual purse stuff in it, but since I always have to prepared for everything I also carry band-aids, a flashlight, and a $2 bill.

janetfaye said...

I like Bouquet of Flowers Clutch Purse with Dupioni Silk Lining and I would put some change and maybe lipstick in it.

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crystal said...

I think that they are all so pretty!! They would be perfect for my ID some money a little mirror and lipstick. I am sure there is room for more too;)
My favorite is the Black, Silver Paisley Clutch Purse with Silk Dupioni Lining!
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Danielle L said...

These are beautiful! I love the Clutch Purse with Pretty Bird Lined with Silk!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27769302
I would carry my cell phone, keys and of course lipgloss in it!

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Dash said...

money is definitely a sensitive issue, thanks for pointing it out, dionne! i was going to write a post on it, last week, but couldve enough nt put it down sensitively enough. Congratulations for doing it just perfect!

Also, I LOVEEEE the lily clutch purse with dupioni silk lining. its so totally the bomb:)

Stephanie said...

Oh my gosh. I just can't even pick. The are seriously all so gorgeous. I'll say the Modern Retro Clutch Purse with Dupioni Silk Lining is my favorite, but I kind of want them all.

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PS Also, I think it's SO rude for people to ask how much you make.

Sarah said...

Aye. That bird one! I can't take it! I love lovely little sewn things!

Meninheira said...

I love "Blue Floral Clutch Purse with Dupioni Silk Lining" :) I put a pen, a cell phone, litle toys from my litle ones,...

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Liz said...

I adore the Black, Silver Paisley Clutch. It would go with everything!

I would try to use this for evenings without the kids, so that knocks down the contents to money, keys, lip gloss, phone. Ahh, so much lighter!

Kathleen W. said...

These are so gorgeous! I'd definitely use this for my brother's wedding, but I may also tuck a little knitting project in it along with my lip gloss, phone and wallet.

Melody said...

I like the Blue Charteure. I would put lip gloss, and money in it.
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Julie said...

Absolutely gorgeous -I would select
the Pink Floral Clutch Purse

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wallet,cell phone, glass case :)

comb

MiSURA said...

my favorite is Red Floral on Blue Clutch Purse with Dupioni Silk Lining. i'd carry the essentials: phone, hand lotion, chapstick, money, key.

Trish said...

Wow. What an absolute gorgeous shop!! I love the Clutch Purse with Pretty Bird Lined with Silk! Beautiful!! I would carry my phone, chapstick and some money in it. (Oh and my compact mirror because this clutch just calls out for a hand mirror!)

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Those little purses are gorgeous! What a lovely giveaway.

Right now I am storing my spare change in an envelope. That is NOT fab. Lol.

Stephanie of pandacub said...

There are so many pretty clutches that I had a hard time picking just one! My favourite though is probably the blue Clutch Purse with Pretty Bird. I like all the ones with birds on them (makes me think of spring & warm weather) but blue is my favourite colour.

If I won, I'd carry my wallet, my phone and my compact/lipstic. Just the essentials!

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Susan said...

I've been sitting here for 15 minutes trying to decide which one is my fave...

Peacock Clutch Purse with Silk Dupioni Lining
a-n-d
Silver on Silver Damask-Silk Lined Clutch

I would fill her(them) with the gluten-free lipgloss, my iPhone, one plastic, and treat her (delicately) as a wallet. That way, when I pop in the store, it is a grab and go; not lug the entire purse!

Besos!
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hanna said...

oh my these are SO gorgeous! The bird ones are my favourite. I think they would be too special for day-to-day use. I'd use mine if I went out to dinner so it would hold some lipstick a hanky and my creditcard.

balanced. said...

Gosh, they are all so very pretty!

I'm loving this Cream and Green Clutch with Dupioni Silk Lining.

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Melissa A. said...

What a great write up before you talk about the purse. Sometimes I wish money wasn't so important. I have to try hard to not let it be what I rely on. I like the pink floral purse and I would probably put make-up, contact eyedrops, aleve, a little mirror, sunglasses and maybe a little money in it.

Tylerpants said...

The Black and White Stripes Clutch is gorgeous, I love the modern design!

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puffpastryshop said...

There are so many gorgeous clutches it's hard to choose, but I love the "Clutch Purse with Pretty Bird Lined with Silk." I'd put my cell phone, a compact and a little coin purse inside.

Heather said...

Great clutches. I like the Clutch Purse Embroidered Blue Satin Floral with Dupioni Silk Lining.
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Vanessa said...

I'm in love, love, love with the Clutch Purse Blue Chartreuse Floral with Silk Lininig...so cute and the flower adds an extra something special! I would put my lipgloss and cell phone inside of it.

Thanks!!

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Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

My favorite is the Lavender and Green Floral Clutch Purse with Dupioni Silk Lining :) I'd put my eyedrops, lipbalm, wallet, and hairbrush in it. *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Ľubaša said...

Most of those clutches i just love! My fav is Silver on Silver Damask-Silk Lined Clutch, but i would be able to mentioned as my favs at least 4 more. I would like to use it when i go to the theatre for all small accessories like coins, wipes, comb, lipstick and so on. Thanks.
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andrea v said...

Everything is so pretty. I like the Large Floral with Dupioni Silk Lining I think I would use it for change, maybe camera cases too.

trixpixel said...

The Flower Pods Purse clutch with Dupioni Silk lining is so gorgeous! I'd just it for going out at night. Throw in some cash and keys and I'm good to go!

Dionne said...

Thanks for your comments! This giveaway is now closed.

Valorie said...

I just adore the Pretty Floral with Pink Dupioni Silk Clutch Purse. The pink silk interior is a beautiful surprise! I'd carry it at my spring wedding for sure, so I'd be carrying all of my touch up goodies inside.

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CurlyfrySC's Collage said...

The Lily Clutch would go great with jeans and a t-shirt or even a simple dress.
I'd stash my phone, keys, a mirror and some lip balm (from EllaDean) in it for a night out with the girls or my husband.

Emily said...

I really love the Blue Floral on Cream with Dupioni Silk Lining. I'd try to keep it simple and stick with my keys, wallet, phone, a pen, and maybe lip balm in the purse!

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Cat said...

I totally agree with you...it is rude (underline it!) to inquire on how much someone makes (not to mention as a society, I think that we put too much importance on $ when there is so much more to value in life).

What a lovely shop! My personal favorite is the Peacock clutch (the blues and golds are just devine). Let's see...I would fill it up with my wallet, lipgloss, and a pack of gum :)

Willow said...

Everything is so beautiful, but I like the Pink Floral clutch.

Please enter me in the drawing.

Willow

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