Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A Peacock Giveaway

Who doesn't love a peacock?

Where my aunt lives in Southern California, there are gorgeous peacocks that roam the neighborhood. They strut around the houses, delighting any tourists that might be lost on their way to the Hollywood sign, navigating the streets of suburbia. She lives near an Arboretum, so I am guessing that this must be where the peacocks visit from.

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I always find it interesting that it's the male peacocks that have the pretty feathers. I laugh when I imagine if that was the case with me and Brian. I imagine him wearing a pretty frilled dress, and a lovely hue of matching eye shadow (although he did let me put makeup on him for fun once when we started dating - I have pictures stashed somewhere to prove it, hahaha!). Somehow I don't think my aunt's neighbors would enjoy seeing Brian's pretty frills as much as the male peacock's.

A lovely store that I found on Etsy specializes in all things Peacock. The Peacock Shop is operated by Paula Kathlyn and is one of the loveliest shops in all of Etsyland. She has darling little hand-painted Peacock Tea Cups, along with goreous prints, and even precious little Baby Onesies. A lot of you know by now that I love tea cups, so naturally, I was immediately drawn to The Peacock Shop.

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Paula first discovered Etsy through her mum, who had told her about all of it's fabulousness. First she was a buyer, but then when she discovered she was expecting a little bublet, she decided to start her own shop so that she could make some income at home. The Peacock Shop originally started with Baby Onesies, but after researching hand-painted ceramics, Paula introduced her lovely tea cups to her pretty inventory.

As well as being Inspired by fabric, magazines, the blogosphere, and God's beautiful creation, Paula is most inspired when her head hits the pillow to go to bed. Isn't that typical? When she's ready to go to sleep - her brain switches on to creative mode. Her creativity thrives on the color blue. Her home is decorated blue, her favorite color to wear is blue, everything is blue! So of course, she has a natural affinity to our lovely royal blue peacock friends. But of course, in amongst all this blue has to be some brown - and that brown comes in the form of a chocolate brownie with vanilla bean icecream - her favorite dessert. I couldn't agree more!

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Paula is the sweetest and is giving away one of her Brightly Painted Peacock Tea Cups to one of you guys. To enter, leave a comment here letting me know what your favorite color is, whether it be blue like Paula, or something completely different. I will announce the winner on Sunday.

122 comments:

Maki said...

Aww these peacock cups are super adorable!!!!

I love green - I've always loved green (actually more like sage color or green tea color)... Blue is also my favorite and then...well, I have too many favorite colors!

Lovely lovely cups!
xoxo

Jennette said...

Those are so beautiful,Purple,I love purple!jennette6963@msn.com

Michele said...

Those cups are adorable! I love how you promote etsy! I've never used it before but I think I should start! By the way purple and pink are my fav colors - I'm such a girl!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh my! I absolutely adore the preppy pink teacup! wish me luck! xo

jessica lewis said...

I'd have to go with blue, too. The color of the ocean, my favorite jeans, and my pretty living room! :) Thank you for the lovely giveaway opportunity!

Pretty Neat Designs said...

Your drawing is lovely. And the tea-cups are terriffic. My favorite color is orange.

Meghan said...

The cups are simply adorable! Like Paula, my favorite color is blue, too! It started out as a main sorority color, but has developed into a color that reminds me of something calm and soothing. Thanks for the opportunity!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win such a lovely and unusual cup! My fave color is teal.
Zoe0825@verizon.net

Zo-Be Designs said...

I've been a purple girl all my life. Love the tea cups!

Deanna
http://caelum.etsy.com

KristaR said...

That is one cute cup! :-)

My favorite colour is green - grass green, sage, olive......

KristaR

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Mignon said...

My favorite colors are orange and green and the ocean teal color - very soothing. I love the simplicity of the designs - very calming and relaxing. Awesome. Thanks for the opportunity. :)

Egater said...

I love green for a long time now. This summer I discovered new color for me- turquise. So I will see - maybe I gotnew favorite beside green

Sher said...

Oh your peacock illustration is so pretty and I love all her peacock inspired crafts! My favourite colours are pastels, hmm probably pink:)

maggisaar said...

Green! Green shall always be one of my favorite colors. It's so...lovely and inviting and warm and grand.

Those cups are adorable!

daer0n said...

I love green AND blue together, my favorite combo of colors, these cups are unbelievably cute!

Ashley said...

ooooo.. awesome giveaway! well my faaave color is teal.. probably because it's a combo of my other two faves color: blue & green.

Anonymous said...

I love the color red especially for lipstick and nails. These peacock cups are to die for my fingers are crossed.Helen

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Jessica Marie said...

my favorite color has been pink for the longest time.. but more recently i'm leaning more towards blue-greens

:D

San said...

Purple is my favorite color! These teacups are so cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

Torie Jayne said...

Adorable illustration, and the cups are just too cute! Love the back story too, Have a sweet day! x

Jaime said...

Cute cute! I like the blue best too :)

Kaye Prince said...

I love all kinds of different colours, but two of my favourites are blue and green. I also really love gray!

I was thinking of making some sort of squirrel applique for shirts or onesies as a way of commemorating the squirrel event!

JLR Designs said...

Love the teacups!

My favorite color is green!

Lindsey said...

Cute cups! I love them. My favorite color is blue, although right now I'm really loving deep teals.

~Lindsey
info@brookberrys.com

Wanda said...

I love blue!
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MYSAVIOR said...

I want to say that my favorite color is pink. I love the combination of pink with black, white and turquoise. Those were the popular colors back in the 1950's. I had a portable radio which was black and pink (took 10 C batteries) thank goodness it was also plug in. My bedroom was all pink and white, my dad did that for me on my 10th birthday in 1956.
Poodles were even pink back then, especially the ones we wore on our skirts! Yes, pink is definitely my favorite color.

♥Sue

Jingle said...

These are fabulous! My favorite color is red! It totally suits me! It IS me!

Nina said...

Those cups are so pretty!
My favorite colors are blue and green, but I'm a total sucker for teals and turquoise!

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Katharine said...

These are so cute! I love the color green.

Annie said...

how adorable!!
my favorite color is pink ;)

Jennee said...

wow these are so cute! I could never chose a favorite color...but today, I'm thinking orange!

Phoenix said...

LOVE peacocks! Just saw a bunch while up picking raspberries in Oak Glen on an alpaca farm...and the woman at the shop gave me a complimentary peacock feather after I bought some alpaca fingerless gloves!

And of course blue is my favorite color... :)

Susan said...

My favorite color is orange/peach!

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Cherry Blossoms said...

My favorite bird is the peacock. I think they are so elegant and mysterious! My favorite color is Lilac!

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

my favorite colors are purple and green.

-lauren
lauren51990 at aol dot com

Aimee said...

I like the teal and green like the last photo...your blog is great! PS - Contented Me (Kristin) had her twins last week...everyone is happy and healthy...I got to you from her =o)

Bombtastic Belle said...

These are adorable :) I'm really loving the aqua color right now.
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kinsey elise said...

There were peacocks that lived on the property next to my church when I was a kid, and if you were ever up at the church when there weren't a lot of people, it was probably that you'd see them strutting up to the doors, looking at their reflections. :)

I love orange, but really, I'm fond of most any color, when used correctly.

Lily said...

my favorite color is purple!
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Grissell said...

These cups are gorgeous. I love peacocks.... My favorite color is lilac well the purples... :)

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Hilary Leister said...

My favorite color is blue, like Paula. I'm also a fan of pink :)

-Hilary

PEACOCKS!

Meninheira said...

My favorite color is orange :)

meninheira at gmail dot com

autumn scrivner said...

i love yellow, it's just so happy and bright. you can't look at it without feeling it's warmth.

April and Ashley said...

These are beautiful. I will go to Etsy now and favorite them! My favorite color changes all of the time! Depends on the weather, my mood, my outfit...today would be slate grey.

Anonymous said...

I really like bright teal, and royal purple!

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lyndsey | paper girl said...

those are so cute! count me in -- my fave color these days is turquoise :)

also we randomly saw some peacocks in the driveway of a fancy, big house in pasadena one saturday. it was so weird. but they are really pretty!

Lisa said...

My favorite color is yellow, but I love the turquoise colored cups...so adorable!!

Thanks for the chance!!

lisabradford101@gmail.com

Jessica said...

The teacups are ADORABLE! My favorite color is green. I am inspired by all the shades of green in nature, especially the trees in early to mid spring.

Ali said...

These cups are so sweet!

Favorite color = purple

Le_Vintage said...

oh my goodness this is soooo cute! i love peackcocks to death i have them all over my house and this would go perfect. my favorite color is turquoise because it reminds me of a blend of all their feathers.

xoxo
Le Vintage

Abigail said...

My favorite color is actually gray, followed by green! Especially mint green and kelly green!

abigail.lee {at} gmail.com

Elizabeth said...

These are so adorable! Right now I am really loving turquoise!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

These are SO beautiful!! I think I like her colors the best, but probably because that is all I think about after seeing those mugs!

Wehaf said...

These cups are gorgeous!

My favorite color is green, another one found on lovely peacocks!

urchiken at gmail dot com

Michelle said...

I have such fond memories of childhood when I would roam my grandma's neighborhood with her searching for peacock feathers. They, too, inhabit Palos Verdes. Thank you for reminding me of that.

My favorite color is WHITE!

Shannon said...

These are simply lovely.


I've always liked jewel-tones... eggplant purple, mustard yellow, emerald green, etc



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Kellyn Rowland Photography said...

Everchanging is my favorite color!

as of right now it's teal and orange!

these cups are fabulous for some morning coffee!

Carissa said...

how lovely are those cups! very very cute.

my favorite color is yellow. it just makes me happy. i don't wear it often, but i just love looking at it. my second favorite color is in the blue family... cerulean! I have loved this color ever since I saw it in Crayon form. back then I didn't know how to pronounce it and called the shade sir-u-lean. haha.

Rachel Follett said...

Wow! Your illustration is amazing. Peacocks are such fascinating creatures.

Rachel Follett said...

Oh I forgot to mention I love the blue one!

JennTRC said...

my favorite color is green! :)

jrerwin6 at gmail dot com

Taylor B. said...

Thanks for this wonderful giveaway! Come Fall I will start drinking hot tea and wishing for Spring.

My favorite color is yellow. :)

scotchegg said...

Green. These teacups are lovely!

Crystal said...

Purple! :-) Ohh those peacocks are so adorable!

Adriane said...

I love her peacocks!

My favorite color is Orange. it is bright and cheery!
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laia said...

So cool!
I love purple!

laiafortuny(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sherry said...

I like orange and green,

blogged http://iluvcontest.blogspot.com/2009/09/peacock-giveaway.html

sherrygo at hotmail dot com

mint said...

my favourite colour's orange!
I like green and blue too but orange the most.

Mia said...

I love purple. and green..:) oh I love all colors!

balanced. said...

I am fond of any green shade. Particularly Olive green and Chartreuse.

I love the green on the tea cup!

hello@balancedcrafts.com

Little Miss Tiara said...

omg DIonne, I really love that peacock you draw, seriously, you should put it on your card set, that's awfully stunning!

And I love those cute tea cups! Looks so delicate and ... and... pretty. Ahh...

My favorite color? It's always been white, with red and black along ;)

Nichola said...

My favorite color is green. I have a co-worker whose last name is Peacock. This would be great for her.

wendy said...

The cups are lovely! My favorite color is blue :)

luvwendy87@hotmail.com

Renee said...

Very cute cups! It almost makes me wish that I would like coffee or tea.

Sabrina said...

My favorite color is teal! brisana581@yahoo.com

Aik said...

My favourite colours are pink and blue.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

P/S: I'm having 2 giveaways on my blog. Please enter here: http://aik-friendsnfamily.blogspot.com/

1. Book Review & Giveaway : Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran

2. September Giveaway #3 ♥ Orange Ink Studio

Giveaway ends 23rd September, 2009 at 8.00 pm Malaysia time.

*Both giveaways are open to worldwide readers.

erininkent said...

Right now I'm stuck on teal. Teal clothes, teal scarves, teal shoes, teal decor...anything teal. But I have a habit of always coming back to pink.
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Alicia said...

right now orange is my favorite (it changes often).

Thanks for the opportunity to win these!

Donna VanWert said...

My favorite color is green. But I love the blue and green on the teacup.

Melissa Blake said...

My favorite color used to be blue, now it's pink! And those cups are beautiful!

Roza said...

by the way does etsy ship to the middle east? "Qatar" specifically?
It's just that sometimes online shopping doesn't go well here where i am. :(
this is lush too http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_430xN.80034299.jpg

Roza said...

i hate it when i can't remember my dreams.
omy those cups are adorable! the turqiose on white is lush!

i love the colour turqoise.
i want a giveaway pretty please <3

DesBisoux said...

so lovely! love the blue cups.
xxx

Vanessa said...

Adorable cups!! I want one :) My favorite color is pink :)

Soy Pea said...

Haha, my fiance let me put makeup on him when we were dating too! :D He let me paint his toenails too! He wiped off the makeup, but he left the polish on, because it was chrome and he thought it was cool. He ended up wearing it for the next two weeks, even at work. Of course, no one knew...except when he accidentally wore flipflops one day. :D

MY favorite color is black and white. Together they're just very claming. I'm even pairing them in my wedding.

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throuthehaze said...

my fave color is dark purple
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Hello, darling said...

The cups are so cute. I always seem to get stuck when I get asked what my favourite colour is, but I like anything that looks unmanufactured, so I guess it's natural that I love White =.]

sarsosari said...

The cups are darling!! PINK is my favorite!!

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Gaia said...

everybody knows that I'm in love with pink because it's my color I cannot explain why but it makes me smile and feel calm...

In the last year, (I'm getting older) I love blue, green and brown more my style especially for winter. i think they are elegant and a classic! I think blu is the new black...

I love the Tea cups and I'd really be terrificly happy if I'll win!

the Lost Earring said...

Yep, mine is blue too! Love green as well though :)

PS Been meaning to ask if you're British? With all of the "mum" this and "mum" that, I just had to ask :)

Badger Momma said...

I don't have too many favorites, much to the chagrin of my children that constantly ask me what my favorite things are, but I do have a favorite color. Cobalt blue! My absolute favorite.

Pamela said...

Lovely shop indeed! So whimsical, playful, colorful, and beautiful! Fun, fun, fun.

My favorite color? That's a toughie. I don't really have an all-time favorite but if I have to choose JUST ONE it'll have to be blue, just like Paula!

Thanks for the opportunity to win such a fabulous little gift!

Danielle said...

What lovely cups!

My favorite color is an easy one- Pink, especially soft, pastel pink.

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sassy studio said...

I am a fan of robin's egg blue...just like the crayon! Sunday's are a great day, I just love your artistic friends!

Linda K said...

Well, I actually have 2 favorite colors depending on my mood. I like blue and also red.

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Caroline said...

My favorite color is green, very soothing.

Caroline
design4less(at)yahoo(dot)com

Laura said...

My favorite color has to be light blue. :)

Chelsey said...

These cups are adorable!

My favourite colours are blue and burgundy, but recently I've started liking sage too.

Thanks for the great giveaway! mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

ProjectHope7 said...

I am absolutely in love with the aqua blue, ocean blue, sea blue, that she uses. I really love the Pretty Perched Painted Peacock Teacup, and I am going to put them on my wishlist. already faved them!

Cathy B
projecthope7 at gmail dot com
id: insearchofthebest

shells said...

I would much rather have peacocks roam the neighbourhood than the bush turkeys we get here in Brisbane!

The shop is so pretty, I love it! The teacups are adorable =)

Tali Schiffer said...

wow, 100 comments already!! I can see why, as the Peacock shop has lovely stuff to offer!!
My favorite colors (yes, I have a few...) are blue & green which I like to mix up of course with brown & yellow... I am an earthy girl :)

PixelatedMushroom said...

This is the cutest teacup I have ever seen!
My favourite colour is purple :) (off to look at the shop now)

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Ladytink_534 said...

Love these! Yes, blue is my favorite color too. Well that and kelly green.

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a little twig birdhouse said...

Oh my gosh, I know that arboretum, that's where we got engaged! And, a peahen walked on our picnic right after the hubs proposed and a peacock fanned her, trying to woo her, literally a few feet from us! . . . it was amazing, and thus set the theme for our wedding and colors. We had peacock feathers and the beautiful blue/teal colors. Oh, memories :)

My current fave color is a sagey green because that's what I'm doing the nursery in, but my fave color seems to change on a whim, whatever my current project is. I love the peacock teacups, I want them so badly!

Anna said...

i LOVE these. absolutely LOVE. peacocks are such amazing creatures. i remember being in kindergarten, at the zoo with my class & being mesmerized by them... being completely enamored! they are gorgeous!

my favorite color is blue. i am not sure why, but it has been my whole life!

xo-

Carey said...

Oh, yes. The peacocks do live at the Arboretum. My husband has been there many times photographing trees for a website, and he always comes home with peacock stories. A few years ago I read a story in a magazine or newspaper about a lady who adores the Arboretum peacocks and watches out for them. If they were lazy about getting up into the trees by dusk to roost for the night, she would shoo them up into the branches. Otherwise they would fall prey to the coyotes.

I'm wild for those teacups and can't wait to visit the esty shop to see all the other peacock goodies. Though I enjoy all colors in their right places, I suppose the one I am drawn to is the perfect green. Unfortunately I can't wear green - it looks terrible on me, but I do have it all over my home.

Blair said...

Oh my god! Those are so adorable! My current favorite color is coral:)

Lizzy said...

oh my, I LOVE tea cups. I kind of have a fetish actually... these are great!

My favorite color is most definitely blue!

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Cabootique said...

I really love blue, but I'd have to say purple beats it slightly at the moment.

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amanda said...

browns and earthtones in general are my favorite colors.
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Michelle said...

I love pink and green! Thanks for the chance to win.

Joanne J said...

I like blue and pink.

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Lisa said...

My favorite color is the unexpected shade of gray.
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Lindsey said...

What a cute shop! I love the cups!

It is so hard for me to pick one favorite color...If I had to narrow it down right now I'd have to say green.

Thanks for the chance!

malibu.bunny.xo said...

My fave color is pink... I'm just a girly-girl at heart!
I have a special fondness for peacocks... I was once in a production of the play "Clue" (anyone remember the 80s comedy film?) and I played Mrs Peacock.. it was my first big role! So now I just adore anything peacock!! Thanks for the great giveaway!
malibu.bunny.xo@live.ca

i-am-amazed said...

My favourite color is my boyfriend eye's color ;). Like chocolate, soo warm ;).

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Tylerpants said...

Such a pretty teacup! My fave color is blue =)

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trixpixel said...

My favorite color changes throughout the years, but for now it's pink. =) trixpixel[at]gmail.com

Lindsey said...

Ok, students ask me this all the time, but I don't have one favorite color. I have different favorites for different things: for my house, right now it's green. For my clothes, I usually go for gray, brown, or black. In watercolor, I LOVE alizarin crimson mixed with ultramarine blue (it's to die for!)

And also, peacocks remind me of my mom. Always have, always will.

And I think YOU should get one of those teacups for your pretty little self.

the brown couch said...

Pink!

Deborah
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Michigan Addy Ready

Dionne said...

Thanks for all the comments! This contest is now closed.

Heather said...

I love green - all shades of green.
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