Thursday, September 9, 2010

Dress up your Wall Giveaway

I want to redecorate our apartment.

For the last few weeks I have been visiting furniture stores and antique shops in search of the perfect find. I didn't realize how time consuming it could be. Sometimes I see a piece that I like, but I am not 100% sure on it. I wonder if furniture shopping is anything like clothes shopping. You know how it is, you might find a dress that looks just average on the rack, but then when you try it on it looks like a million bucks. I wonder if the same goes with furniture?

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I am also on the hunt for lovely wall hangings and pretty prints that I can frame. That's why I am smitten with the Vancouver-based Etsy store Field Trip. I really do feel like I am going on a field trip when I peruse Amy's lovely collection of love-inspired prints. It's obvious that she is inspired by words, you can see that a lot of her work is derived from typography, and I love it!

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Amy's favorite colors are shades of blue and green, along with pink and grey. Calming colors that look great on your wall! She sees a lot of these colors in her city of Vancouver, Canada, where she is surrounded by natural beauty, prompting her to go on hikes every weekend.

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In addition to hiking, this talented artist enjoys chocolate. Whether it be in the form of a cake, a hot fudge sundae, or gelato - Amy's weakness is undeniably the cocoa bean :) And with her love for chocolate, she also has aspirations to cook. She tells me that she believes there's a great cook lurking somewhere inside her just waiting to come out. And if her cooking is anything like her art, I know she'll be awesome!

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Amy is generously giving one reader their choice of a print from her shop.
Not only that, Amy is also offering all City of Dionne readers a 10% discount in her store, all you have to do is use the code "I love Posters." To enter, please leave a comment here telling me which one you'd pick if you won, and what hidden talent that you hope you have lurking inside of you. I will announce the winner on Tuesday next week.

45 comments:

Wild and Precious said...

i hope i have a hidden talent to rock the harmonica! i think that would be so awesome - it is such a soulful instrument!

favorite item: http://www.etsy.com/listing/49451963/love-posters-blue-and-green-love-poster

Mary @ RoomPolish said...

so happy to stumble upon your blog! it is just lovely. I think you are definitely right about furniture shopping being like clothing shopping...sometimes even more laborious, but so pays off when you find that diamond in the rough you've been looking for! I am so happy to know about this new etsy shop Field Trip! Want to include one of her pieces on an inspiration board i'm working on for a client....the perfect look/ colors I've been looking for and looking for! My favorite is the yellow 'LOVE'...so fun. As for a secret talent...wish I could wake up one day and all of a sudden be able to have a gift for other languages...french and spanish especially!

felicitas said...

i like the love will save the day poster in black and white! simple, but so pretty :)

and i hope to someday realize that i can sing... but unfortunately my shower singing skills are evidence that isn't likely going to happen

The Vegetarian Girl said...

I LOVE the Hummingbird print in Blue, it is so beautiful! I love the idea of having a hidden talent in languages but I think I would have to pick having a flair for art and design. Isn't something I have done much of but I love the idea of being more creative and being able to make beautiful things, whatever they may be!

Melanie's Randomness said...

Oh the Typography Posters - Hummingbird Origami Art is soo cute!! I've been furniture shopping alot too for my new place! It is time consuming & so much fun! I'd love to hang one of these prints in my new place! =)

Sam said...

Oooo!! Pretty, pretty. I love, love, love the shades of blue "Love will save the day" print. Blues and grays are my favorite, especially in bedrooms. And reminders of love are always great to have around. As my weakness is also the wonderful cocoa bean, I hope that my lurking secret talent is the ability to eat lots of chocolate and never feel sick or gain a pound!

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

Im on the hunt for lovely wall hangings too, totally with ya there!

taylorrenee said...

I love the yellow love! :)

Jill Turner said...

I love the navy peace poster! I am also desperately trying to decorate my new room - I love poster prints!!

lisaroyhandbags said...

Amy's prints are great - I love the hummingbird origami and the love will save the day prints the best. I'm still hoping my hidden talent of being a fantastic cook will reveal itself soon! :)

Jingle said...

I would choose the Peace - Oragami Crane print in Grey! jinglesells at gmail dot com

Sonia said...

I love the origami crane and the yellow LOVE print! They're so inspiring. I hope I have the talent to write a novel—I hope the ability to write an (outstanding) novel is lurking somewhere inside of me! I'm trying hard to find out.

Mesha said...

I love the hummingbird BLOOM print ! I wish I could win this !

A hidden talent, hmm.. I'd love to be able to create amazing stuff ! I want to be a graphic designer, but I don't think I have the sparkle most amazing designers do. I kinda hope I can find my own shining light within myself and it better be blinding - I have the whims to create, I just need to be ale to !

xx

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

I love love Fieldtrip, thanks Dionne, my fave is the love one!!

Kaye Prince said...

Hmmm, I think I'd pick the peach cranes in grey if I won (or maybe the blue origami heart).

I'm really hoping that deep down inside me is lurking someone who can get the hang of a digital illustration program such as Illustrator or Inkscape!

Amanda said...

Hidden talent? Hmm, singing... know I can, just don't. One of those "one day" things.

This is my favorite print!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/47489558/hummingbird-poster-in-blue-aqua-and

sEy said...

Hope you could find the lovely pieces of furnitures for your apartment! It's so refreshing to re-arrange our homes.

Melissa said...

I adore the Yellow Love Poster Print. I'd love to have the secret talent of being able to sew lurking somewhere inside me!

shealennon said...

I would choose the Blue & Green Love Poster--perfect for my bedroom! And my hidden talent...making babies cry. I don't know why. It just always happens. :)

laura @ so alaurable said...

My favorite is the Origami Make Love Print. As for secret hidden talents? I wish I was crafty enough to make prints like this!

meg said...

How cool. Thanks so much for the note too. Sounds like an exciting give away.

becks said...

I love the Typography Poster - Navy origami peace crane print. And I hope that I can make people happy. :]

Tali Schiffer said...

I really love her "Make Love" print in blue and gray. It's so cool with the origami instructions for folding up a heart :)
I think there might be a stylist hidden inside me. I love dressing people and styling them. I even did little mini makeovers to my friends' mom and another friend, and those were pretty successful :)

monkeyandsquirrel said...

her favorite colors are mine as well. i love me some muted blues and greens, with just a splash of pink to keep if from being drab :)

if i had my choice from her shop i would have to go with "bloom" in navy!

love 'em all!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I really liked the Love will Save the Day ~ in green and blue.

I am hoping and working on finding more hidden talent as a creative thoughtful blogger. Taking a great e.course right now . . . a part of the discovery.

Fondly,
Glenda

Amber said...

I love the Hummingbird Origami Art in Blue and Grey! I hope I have a talent of invisibility lurking inside me - that would be so neat :)
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Tambria said...

I think I have a hidden talent to play the piano. My neighbors gave us their piano a couple of years ago. It's in our storage room but I'm dying to tickle the ivories. I plan to take lessons soon.

If I won this awesome contest, I would choose the blue Love Will Save the Day poster. Love heals all things.

Sophia Almada said...

I think I have a hidden talent of reading people. I have really good judgement of people's character. It's very useful.

If I wont I would love the Hummingbird Poster in Navy Blue. I absolutely love the graphics!

sophiala11@yahoo.com

Sharon said...

I love the Peace Typography Poster - Origami Crane in Gray, and I hope deep down I have the hidden talent of eating whatever I want and still not gaining a pound! (hasn't shown itself yet, though)

Sharon said...

I love the Peace Typography Poster - Origami Crane in Gray, and I hope deep down I have the hidden talent of eating whatever I want and still not gaining a pound! (hasn't shown itself yet, though)

Barbara said...

You always have such marvelous giveaways, Dionne! And I love the stores you discover.
The hummingbird is my favorite too!

Raquel said...

I Love the http://www.etsy.com/listing/52116432/love-posters-love-will-save-the-day-blue
deep down I would love to be able to sing.......on key!
raquelk_87 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

I'd want the make love one! my hidden talent is... spelling! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Tender Branson said...

We are in a situation where we are looking for wall hangings and decorations as well.

Lulu said...

I love the "Love poster in yellow"!

I hope I have cooking as a hidden talent, I'm trying to get more creative and adventurous in the kitchen, hoping it will 'click' soon! :)

Lulu said...

I forgot to leave my email:

lulu.today @ gmail.com

:)

The Angry Jackalope said...

I love the origami cranes in turquoise! Thanks for the great giveaway! My hidden talent: creating jewelry! I love taking random pieces and making things I can wear. I also have a talent for finding beach glass. :)
justaduck at gmail.com

TheCuttingEtch said...

I hope I have a hidden ability to run my own business one day. I would choose the Make Love print

thecuttingetch1 at yahoo dot com

sassy said...

I looove the make love poster! how fun!

Carissa said...

wonderful prints! I'm always collecting art to put on my walls one day... when I have the perfect space that is all mine to decorate. I'd take the Love Will Save the Day or Peace prints... they're both great! though, I love all her color combos in her shop, it's hard to choose! :)

my hidden talent? hmm, I think I'd like to be secretly could at writing novels or graphic design. I haven't tried either, so maybe I am!

My Owl Barn said...

I love to shop at vintage and antique stores to find that perfect furniture piece. I really enjoy it!

The humming bird origami print is the cutest! Have a good day!

Amber said...

I wish I had a hidden talent at art. Painting especially. I would love to be able to decorate our house with my own paintings.

My favorite print is the yellow Love Will Save The Day.

amberf_03@hotmail.com

Kasie said...

I love the bloom and peace prints. I wish I had a hidden talent to play sports.

animalcrackers@gmail.com

weezie said...

I love the blue origami Bloom print. My hidden talent i hope i have is bellydancer. Oh to dream

Dionne said...

Thanks for your comments, this giveaway is now closed.