Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Home Treasures

I like to collect things.

Like a bird, I like to gather shiny things to line my nest. Carefully selected, pretty treasures to reflect my personality in my space.

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That, my friends, is why I love the Nina Glaser Etsy store. It's filled with unique, unpretentious loveliness that echoes my taste to a T. Nina's Mixed Media creations remind me of vintage story books, quaint little day trips, and secret letters - it's absolutely charming.

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Drawing inspiration from the world around her, Nina creates each item with great care and detail. Things like a funky flower or well-written song lyrics set the tone for her creativity, along with the colors of a summer day - teals, mustards and oranges. Nina first came to Etsy as a buyer, drawn to the handmade movement, and pretty soon after that, she wanted to join in on the Etsy fun and opened up an Etsy store of her own.

Coupled with creating, Nina also enjoys spending her time taking walks. Not only do these walks inspire her, but they're also therapeutic and calming. Nina also enjoys live music and watching movies like Once, Closer, and also comedies. And what's a movie without popcorn? Her favorite snack is popcorn made the old-fashioned way, over the stove top.

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Nina is generously giving one reader their choice between these three prizes:
- Feather Card set with Drawstring Pouch
- "Tent on the Beach" (Limited edition Book Page Art)
- Floral Block Printed Canvas Tote

For your chance to win, please leave a comment here telling me which prize you'd choose if you won, and also tell me about one of your favorite things you have lining your nest.

38 comments:

Nupur said...

Ooh, I love them all, but I would choose the Feather Card Set with Drawstring Pouch- I love sending notes to friends and these cards would be perfect.

One of my favorite things lining my nest: a crocheted string of marigolds and mango leaves strung on the kitchen door, these are supposed to bring luck into the home :)

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Tent on the Beach page- so unique!

One of my fave things...hmm well right now I am in the process of moving and just bought new Shabby Chic for Target bathroom accessories- so I am loving those :)

Beetle said...

I would choose the feather card set because I love feathers and collect them sometimes. I have a few feathers lining my nest, tucked on shelves here and there. I also have lots of books lining my nest. I love to be surrounded by books, esp. those with pretty illustrations.
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Morena G.Y. said...

Dionne! Thanks for sharing this with us. I'm definitely going to her etsy store right now!

I would choose the floral canvas tote. Flowers just make me so happy. And the tote is just so adorable and the flowers look so delicate. Ah..love it.

Julia said...

I love collecting bits of nature, so this is perfect for me! I would choose the Feather Card set with Drawstring Pouch because cards are great, and pouches are greater. My favourite nest treasure right now is a cross stitch I found at the thrift store, of a mother and baby deer nestled in a leafy glade, in an incredibly gaudy gold frame with an inscription commemorating a kindergarten on the back. My favourite part is the little red toadstools tucked in the corner.

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Julie said...

I love your blog but the print is awfully hard to read...i always have to squint. :(

Chantal & David said...

Bonjour Dionne
Oh Etsy, Etsy you are my perdition ! Dionne I literally landed on your blog, I was checking out the shop "What Once Was" by fadedprarie and your blog was on her list. Is this my lucky day ? lucky enough to read your beautiful blog !
I personally love the Tent on the Beach page, I love old books and have some from my grandmother, I'd hang it in my room ! My favorite nest treasure, is a small vintage wardrobe, it is painted in silver ! I tell you it's gorgeous, I'm so happy I bought it when I saw it. Thanks Chantal

and flowers pick themselves said...

i am in love with that tea towel. wonderful!

xo Alison

Madeline said...

The block-printed cards in olive would be my pick!

I have all sorts of odds and ends lining my next...but next to my bed is a set of real matroshka dolls (Russian nesting dolls) straight from my Russian grandmother. I love their whimsy.

kyliept said...

I'd pick the cards - they're lovely!

I have lots of bird-related things lining my nest, so the feather cards would fit right in!
kyliept(at)gmail(dot)com

TopHat said...

I'd pick the tote! I've been needing a nice summer bag!

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k. davis said...

The Feather Card Set with drawstring pouch would definitely be my pick! I'm a snail mail sender, so the cards would be fun!

I also line my house with books... except for my craft room... it's lined with fabric!

Emily said...

I love the tote! One of my favorite things right now is a handmade afghan my great aunt made.
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weezie said...

I heart the tote. great for shopping. no need for plastic bags.

Lining my nest is one of the early printings of Wuthering Heights. my favourite book of all time. i love old books. no kindle for me sorry.

ldioguardi at gmail dot com

Little Miss Tiara said...

Oooh!!! The floral tote is reeaaaaallly nice! I can just match it and go to campus (if I'll ever need to anymore) with it! :D I love the simple red flowers there :D

and my favorite thing? That's gotta be the things my international friends (including you: Dionne) sent me, like artwork or things I won for a giveaway :D believe it r not I have a special place for them in my room to show them off! Haha (psst... I even keep the envelopes!) ;P

Torie Jayne said...

Loving the feather prints, Have a sweet day!

FEDERICA said...

Love them all! Great finds!
Federica

kelly ann said...

oohhhh, i think i just found a new favourite etsy shop! ;)

Heather Taylor said...

The tote, the tote, the tote!
I have a framed photo of Derek Zoolander my Dad made me as a joke gift when I was in high school. It's very popular for people to look at when they go to my room and I love it very much!

Nicole Marie said...

i absolutely love that floral tote!! picking up daily groceries and some flowers with it would make me feel so pretty :)

Carissa said...

what an absolutely adorable shop! love it. that stuck on you shadow box made me laugh. how cute would that be on a mantel? I'd love to win that feather card set though... I have a thing for stationary and a thing for feathers. perfect! :)

oh, as for my fave trinket, that's a toughie... and they are all sadly wrapped up still from moving... but I do love my little birdie figurines! I just got a new one from a shop her in Simi. just 3 bucks and it looks adorable perched on my desk! my old, perfectly tattered books come in a very close second.

Colleen Elizabeth said...

I have to thank you for putting my "cluttered" room, as my friends call it, into perspective. It's not cluttered it's lined with all the beauty I want in my nest. One thing I love in my nest is a mason jar tied with a lavender ribbon and full of curled pieces of birch bark. Who says we have to outfit our rooms with pricey store bought things? I rather tend toward beauty from nature. As for the giveaway, I could just picture myself walking down the beach with the floral tote, picking up seashells as I go.

olive juice photography said...

gorgeous as always.. i am totally loving that stuck on you shadow box!

Karen said...

I would choose the floral tote. It's beautiful!

My favorite thing in my nest is my cat Franc. He's comfortably plump, and makes any room look chic with his black and white coloring. None of my other stuff has a chance, because Franc is so charming and keeps my feet warm at night.

Jingle said...

I would choose the book page art! It is amazing!

My favorite things are the art that surrounds my studio! I keep lovelies that have been made for me out in the open where I can constantly be inspired!

Melissa said...

I love the canvas tote! I line my nest with my cute little owl collection. It's so fun! omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

Gaia said...

I'd love the canvas tote, but actually it's hard to choose just one!

Fantastic!
Gaia

Jenny said...

I would love to win the floral block printed canvas tote!

One of my favorite things is a huge stash of vintage thread my grandma left me.
I have it all around the house filling vases, bowls, and stacked in piles!
jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

Anthy said...

I would choose the feather card set. I like to feather my nest with rag rugs. I am learning how to make them myself, too.
anthyjune {at} gmail {dot} com

Abby said...

I would pick the tote!

I like to line mine with boxes! Boxes and boxes everywhere!

reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

My favorite is the tote.

I love my Lladro nurse statue that was given to me in 1982

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Katie said...

i love the feather card set with the pouch! i have these fabulous antique glass insulators on my bookshelves that i love! the colors are deep and rich and they reflect light like no other! email in profile.

Wehaf said...

I would choose the lovely cards; that way I could spread the beauty around.

One of my favorite things is an afghan my mother crocheted for me. It is in lovely, warm, muted pink tones, and so warm and soft. Using it is like wrapping myself in her love.

urchiken at gmail dot com

jennifer young said...

hmmm. wow it's a tie between the feather card set w/ drawstring pouch and the limited ed book page art! such great stuff!

one of my fave things in my nest is a big terrarium i just created! it breathes life and is so inspiring!

thanks for a chance to win dionne! :)
hope you're having a good weekend so far!
j.

T said...

I would love to have the tote. You can never have too many bags!

One of my favorite things is my wedding picture.
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goldenpondstudio said...

i would definatly choose a tote but which one would be super hard!!
The favorite thing in my apartment wow that is hard i would have to say an antique bust of amadaus on my bookshelf :O)
goldenpondstudio@centurylink.net

susanna june said...

I would choose the Floral Block Printed Canvas Tote if I won.

One of my favorite things in my apartment would be some of the photography prints I have purchased off of etsy.

zannajune (at) gmail (dot) com.

Dionne said...

Thanks for your comments. This giveaway is now closed.