Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Home Textile Giveaway

Are any of you collectors?

I used to collect things, but moving to another country kind of put a halt on the collecting. I used to collect pretty paper. Last year I started a new collection - tea cups. It's growing slowly but surely.

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A store I came across recently that is full of pretty things I would like to collect is Indobay Textiles. Tania, the lovely owner has clearly put lots of time and effort into stocking her store with her gorgeous handmade pieces. From pillowcases to gift tags to cups, she has a great range of pretty items.

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Tania is constantly armed with a small notebook to jot down spur-of-the-moment ideas she has for her store. She is inspired easily, especially by texture and shape. Her favorite shade is white, with little pops of color like yellow, dove grey or citrus green added to spice it up. Her love for shape and color and creating bleeds into her hobbies, evident in her love for interior design. She is often changing things around in her home and adding new items to fit within her latest design scheme.

Tania found out about Etsy through a friend of hers who was selling modern baby goods in her own Etsy store. Tania loved the community platform and how interesting and innovating all the products were. She knew that it would be the perfect fit for her creations and was excited to get started. Although it was daunting at first, Tania took a deep breath and dove right in.

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Tania is giving one lucky reader a $35 gift card to her store. To enter, please leave a comment here telling me what you've always wanted to collect, but haven't quite started yet, and also one of the goodies you would choose from her store if you won. I will announce the winner next week.

(PS. Brian's and my love story is up on the Precious Nuptials blog here if you want to check it out.)

44 comments:

AMKreations said...

I used to want to collect tea cups...I had a few, but limited space prohibits me from being a collector of anything. Next I would collect pottery! I love hand crafted pottery and varying glazes...so beautiful. =)

I love the napkins in her shop.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/39355581/hand-printed-classic-white-cotton

Nupur said...

I've always wanted to collect decorative papers- because I love making cards and gift tags and pretty paper on hand makes it very easy.

If I won, I would choose this: Happy.Lovely...White Hand-illustrated Mug. Because I need a nice happy mug to drink tea from at work.

Mechelle said...

I have a small collection of teapots above my cabinets in my kitchen. I also love collecting unique papers.

Melanie's Randomness said...

What a darling lil shop!! My aunt collects teacups! They are so cute!! I collect colonial figurines. I have a few but I hope to really do this later in life. =)

If I won this gift certificate I would use it towards the White ceramic container hand-illustrated by indo bay with the home designs. It's cute!

Ellen said...

Have you seen "Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind"? I've always wanted to collect hair dyes like Clementine does - just changing my colour every four weeks, having all the colours of the rainbow in my hair. I haven't come round to doing this, and I probably won't, as it is too bad for my hair (and as I'll be a teacher soon). So I just stay with henna red ;-)

I think, choosing from Tania's products, I'd choose the wonderful dish towels (the one with all those yellow words on it.)

CaraBella said...

What a fantastic store (and the photos are superb!) I'd go for either the hand illustrated Poppy mug or the Linen Banner Home Sweet Home! And what I've been hoping to collect would be flowers from my garden -- starting that garden is the tricky part ;) (PS: I'd love to hear updates about your work! Or is that too tricky, blending this blog + the work-work? Hope it's going fabulously!)

Maki said...

I've always wanted to collect beads, buttons and fabrics. Actually I've done beads before, I stopped ever since I had my girls. All the pretty shapes, colors, and prints makexme happy just looking at therm.

Her creation is so pretty - the mug is perfect for my morning coffee:)

Xoxo

Sarah said...

Hi Dionne! I have always wanted to collect those cute little swarovski crystal figurines. I had a couple and the the shelf the we sitting on fell of the wall and they broke- I haven't had the nerve to buy more since then. I love the Hand illustrated original drawing-Little House with the Yellow Door from the etsy shop-it's so cute! Have a great Tuesday!

Sarah

Helen said...

I absolutely love her mugs! I think that's the one thing that I would like to collect... but not the simple, store-bought mugs... the nice, cute, decorative mugs/cups! Getting some of her mugs would be a great way to start my collection! Thanks for the giveaway!

Helen
helen_ono at hotmail dot com

Kelly Irene said...

Tea cups are a great thing to collect! I collect cloth napkins and would love to add the Spring and Whimsy set to my collection :)

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

I adore tea cups, would love to collect them. love those mugs! xo

Alessandra said...

what a lovely giveaway!!!I'd love to collect cake stands, but unfortunately I do not have enough space at my house!

If I was so lucky to win I'll surely buy a mug and a set of napkins!

Amanda said...

I would love to collect decorative papers - they're so gorgeous, and in a variety of colors!
If I won, I'd love the custom linen banner!!!

Barbara said...

My collections are pretty complete...at my age, I don't really need to keep collecting. I am tempted often, however. Silver, of course. And some odd things like Hawaiian bobble dolls; majolica too.
I still look, Dionne, but don't buy as much as I used to.

Silver Strands said...

I used to collect pigs. piggy banks, stuffed pigs, all things pig. But that was when I was a kids and had all the room in the world. Since then, my collections have gotten increasingly smaller. Now I collect sea glass. It takes up hardly any space and each piece carries a memory with it.
oxoxox
Denalee

Liv said...

I want a collection of all sorts of mix-matched plates and glasses.
Also, wine corks.

Tamara Nicole said...

I want to collect fun serving dishes, of all shapes, colros and styles. You never know what you'll use, and I love to throw parties!

My fave item: napkins, love the colors!

Kelly K. said...

I've always wanted to collect little glass bottles of sand from the beaches I've visited all over the world. BUT, since I haven't really traveled to any beaches, I have no sand! LOL.

The coming up roses pillow cover is so gorgeous! Tania's shop is so light, airy and refreshing!

Julia said...

I've always wanted to collect antique furniture, but so far budget and space have not allowed. I love the Watermarked Moleskine Cahier Journal in Cranberry, its definitely on my list.

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TheBlissfullyBlessedWife said...

I collect Painted Ponies and have a huge stash of designer paper. :) I love my Painted Ponies. My collection is growing slowly.

I would probably have to choose one of the adorable tea towels and a teacup to drink my hot tea this fall. Oh la la! How fantastic does that sound?!

Jingle said...

Vintage glasses - 50's and 60's era, but I'm open to earlier, as well. I have a couple pairs, but not many and I would love to make it an all out collection! I would use the gift certificate on a custom linen banner! Those are fabulous!

Kaye Prince said...

I'd love to start collecting vintage and antique quilts but unfortunately with all the quilts I make there just isn't enough room for quilts made by others!

I love the handpainted mug with the happy love pennants on it - I'd definitely get that!

lisaroyhandbags said...

I'm lucky to have many of my grandmother's teacups which I adore. I love cakestands and ironstone jugs as well. Her shop is great - love the teatowels and mugs! :)

Tali Schiffer said...

I've always (and still...) wanted to collect vintage tea cups. You know, the decorative ones. I think they're so pretty and one day when I have my own home, I can display them all...
Which brings me to that- If I win, I am totally going to get the Upcycled hand illustrated mug, just to start off the collection ;)

siilenti said...

Ive always wanted to collect vintage post cards. I love the poppy mugs, so adorable!

Little Miss Tiara said...

oh Dionne, how come you're updating so much I am so far left behind? (haha, I know, I think I'm a bit on and off the blogsphere lately).

Those stuffs in indobay are soooo cuteee... I don't know which one I'd love to pic, I think I want em all... but especially the mugs! Oh my! The hand-illustrated mugs are so cute! But so are those linen banners! Hahaha

Melissa said...

I'd love to collect cocktail rings! From the shop, adore the Coming Up Roses 20 inch square Cotton/Linen Pillow Cover in Citrus Green. omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

Nicole Marie said...

that pillow is so so so cute!!! when i studied in italy i collected postcards from every city i went to. of course i had a plan to make a scrapbook with them but of course never have

becks said...

I've always wanted to collect old maps, but have never really gotten started on it. I have a few maps, but most of them aren't very old.

I also LOVE the bunting mug!

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weezie said...

I always wanted to collect stamps. I started when i was a child but then we had a house fire and lost all the stamps. I would like to collect them again.
Out of the store I would defo choose Blooms 20 inch Cotton-Linen Pillow Cover.
Luisa
ldioguardi at gmail dot com

Lita said...

I absolutely love Tania's store, her designs are beautiful and fun, and the way she inspires others through her thoughts and words is amazing!

I love to collect plates. All different types and colors - they don't need to match at all when they're all different. Then I use them when company is over to create a festive table. I don't have too many yet, but I'm working on that.

Kristy's Art Corner said...

Hi I have always wanted to have a stamp and a button collection. I love Tania's store and would probably choose the custom linen banner. Have a wonderful day!

Pamela said...

Fun shop!

SolDucky said...

Little wood or porcelain things. I love those two mediums but for some reason have not started collecting.

Sophia Almada said...

One collection I plan to start once I have my own place and not living in the dorms, is different kinds of mugs. My house growing up always had random coffee mugs that say things, have different patterns, different sizes, etc. I drink a lot of tea and it's fun to serve others with their own personal mug.

So obviously I like the hand illustrated mug, but the mod circle throw pillow is totally adorable!

This blog is always amazing!


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sassy said...

I love this shop! I am a huge fan of the simplicity of a while backdrop with a hint of color. If I would I think I would get the coming up roses pillow!

I just recently began collecting antique brooches.

My Bridal Silhouette said...

I want to collect dishes from the different states I travel to. I had to rethink it because I realized tht I had nowhere to put them . I would select the mug

kittycat said...

I would choose the Spring and Whimsy...White Hand-illustrated Mug!
and I've always wanted to collect mugs, actually!

Alessandra said...

love your guest post over at Federica's Sweet as a Candy!!!adorable!you are one of my new fav blogs!

Zaira said...

Hi! I've just found your blog via Sweet as a Candy!! I'm already in love with it! I will add you among my favourites!!

Great pics, love them!
Zaira xx

christie said...

i've always wanted to collect vintage lockets. someday i'll start.
if i win, i would use it on getting the modern text tea towels.
everything is so pretty!

mel sutton said...

i'd love to collect fiestaware in earthy green or deep teal.

her blooms pillowcase is simple and beautiful!

Konfettiform said...

I´d love to continue my collection of wooden horses. (Antique toys) So far I have two... :)

My favorite from the shop would be:
Vintage Inspired Modern Text Tea Towel

Tvi tvi, as we say in Norway for good luck.

Lena, Konfettiform.

Dionne said...

Thanks for your comments, this giveaway is now closed.