Thursday, November 10, 2011

Curate & Love Giveaway

Brian and I have been apartment-hunting.
We're looking for a place closer to my work that we both really like, which has been harder to come by than I thought.

I've noticed that the last time we were apartment-hunting, I also was on the hunt for new pieces to decorate. This time it's been much the same. My search this time lead me to Curate And Love.

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Curate And Love is owned by the lovely Ivy. Her store is a beautiful collection of vintage pieces - just browsing through it makes me feel like I am at a Vintage Art Gallery. Everything is so carefully put together and flows so well - it's like she's telling a charming story.

She adores nature and living in Portland, OR, she is surrounded by gorgeous scenery. Portland boasts amazing wineries, great restaurants and a great art community, so in addition to natural beauty, it also has a lot of great man-made contributions. She loves capturing all the details of Portland with her camera, and also enjoys history. This helps her stay connected to her lovely vintage findings, and she has been collecting for ten years!

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Along with collecting antiques and photography, Ivy enjoys painting and collage, as well as reading.


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Ivy is generously giving a reader a lovely piece from her collection. To enter, please visit Ivy's store and give me three words that you think best describe Curate & Love. The winner will receive their choice of the last three items featured in this post. I will announce the winner next week.

89 comments:

Mary said...

arcadian...fanciful...inviting :)

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

romantic, sweet and charming... have a beautiful day, darling Dionne! xo

Jingle said...

Pretty, timeless, reminiscent

jinglesells at gmail dot com

Rebecca said...

Elegant, classic, timeless.

Teresa said...

Ivy makes us wish we'd live in her "imaginary" store instead of going treasury hunt, doesn't she?

Kaytee said...

Delicate, lovely, feminine.
Thanks!
katelyn.j.stephens at gmail dot com

Piggy said...

Sweet, delicate, nostalgic

Thanks for sharing.
Alice
http://piggylittleshop.blogspot.com/
alicekwah at yahoo dot com

Anita said...

What a gorgeous shop!

I think I'd say ...
Sophisticated, Delicate, and Collectable.

Thanks for a great giveaway!

Lola said...

Lovely shop and pictures!

My three words are: exquisite, ladylike, reverie.

rabkina said...

three words that best describe Curate & Love are elegant, vintage, inspiring)))

elen.rabkina(At)gmail(dot)com

amy b.s. said...

lovely, classic, feminine.

Colleen Elizabeth said...

How utterly charming!

I should describe her shop as darling, quaint, and English.

Natalie Nicole said...

Her whole shop is a romantic, whimsical reverie (my three words).

My goodness, there isn't anything in her shop that I don't love! I imagine using the vintage floral dessert plates for serving mini cakes and other treats to friends.
The vintage floral English Daher tin would hold 100 slips of paper with 100 things that are precious to me.
Thanks so much for sharing, Dionne!

postcards and pretties said...

Heirloom, treasure and delicate

Helen said...

Classic, girly, sweet

Daisy said...

Elegant, vintage, and timeless :)

Amanda said...

Classy pieces! Makes me think of my grandmother's cupboard.

Jessica Di Giacomo said...

timeless..as the beauty of Tour eiffel, the second part of my heart.so sweety this post.
thank you for this photos
Jessica

SkyePurls said...

Soft, Lovely, Warm!

K said...

Inviting, sweet, elegant

Laura said...

I'd describe it as delicate unhurried time. You most certainly can't rush tea sets like that.

Looking Glass said...

Whimsical, Fanciful, & Enchanted.

~ Clare x

Diana said...

Curate and Love is delightfully antiquarian, refined and...hmm...simply gorgeous. (Sorry, couldn't refrain from a couple of adverbs as well.)

Tender B. said...

Good luck with the apartment hunting process.

Kate said...

I absolutely love your posting format of pictures! I would love to have the time to be able to do that! Such a pretty blog dear! love it!
-Kate

Silver Strands said...

Really elegant. How fun to be able to move AND redecorate at the same time!

Punctuation Mark said...

beautiful pieces!!!

Silvergirl said...

beautiful, elegant! and unique!


silverlilacc at hotmail dot com

Natasha Fatah said...

Thanks for the lovely giveaway!
I would describe her stuff as charming, English, and feminie.

natashafatah at gmail dot com

nadox said...

classy , femenie & beautifull <3

nadoxie@gmail.com

Marta said...

delicate, elegant, exquisite. Thank you! Marta martaplayita at gmail dot com http://englishinbarna.blogspot.com/

Kimberly W said...

Charming, Shabby and romantic.
Halochanel at gmail dot com

Lily said...

Romantic, vintage, and charming!
Lilyhoot at gmail dot com

Amber said...

This is fun :)

I'd go with aristocratic, nostalgic and romantic

Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

monamy said...

vintage, soft, whimsy

huynhamy [at] gmail [dot] com

bcbeaveratheart said...

My three words are:
Grandmotherly, exquisite, untainted!
bcbeaveratheart@gmail.com

Serenap95 said...

Vintage. Chic. Stylish.


serenap95(at)hotmail(dot)com

Safiya said...

Wistful. Quaint. Refined.

It's such a gorgeous store!

Baby Needs Shews said...

Gorgeous, classy, affordable

DESPINA said...

Romantic, vintage, chic
Thank you for introducing us to this wonderful shop...

DESPINA
deb_oro@yahoo.gr

Joanna said...

Aristocratic, affordable, dreamy

Joanna, yana_ven@yahoo.gr

Modern Buttercup said...

Beautiful shop!

I think that the Vintage French Etched Apothecary Bottle
describes this blog the best because like the bottle this blog is: chic, vintage, and timeless. :)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

cute, charming, and vintage

lauren51990 at aol dot com

Robin said...

delicate, elegant, timeless.

rg86 at nau dot edu

Morphine said...

Classy, timeless, romantic

kjmillionie[at]gmail.com

Camille said...

soft, vintage, pretty

jabberwacky said...

delicate, pure & elegant

Sarah said...

delicate, feminine, floral

sblake1[at]student[dot]framingham[dot]edu

Usagi-Chan said...

vintage, fragile, pastel

Robin said...

romantic, vintage, soft
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

Mandy and Justin said...

lovely, sweet, gorgeous

aandj8804[at]gmail.com

wickedfaerie said...

Unique, old world, elegance

Sue

wickedfaerie13@gmail.com

Royce said...

Beautiful shop
exquisite, Unique charming

Thank you for the giveaway
roycedavids@gmail dot com

Aik said...

Classic, beautiful, elegant.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Elsina said...

What a beautiful store.

My 3 words: heirloom, classic and antique.

Ľubaša said...

desirable - poetic - chic

Lubaska
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

Kairi said...

Shiny, dazzling, elegant.
niuniuzheng at gmail dot com

Kathie @ Like A Box Of Chocolates said...

Delicate, feminine, charming :-)

kathiedp75atyahoo.com

BohemianSin said...

romantic, elegant, feminine, sweet...i guess i said 4 :))) but the words just go hand in hand!


bohemian_sin(at)yahoo(dot)com

michaela said...

I would say that Curate and Love is elegant, whimsical and charming.

michaela.michaela.michaela @ gmail.com

Samantha Oh said...

nostalgic,delicate,sweet
sammybigtoesure(at)gmail(dot)com

Bee W Bedard said...

antique, romantic, feminine
brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

berry'n'cheese said...

Fairyland, Love story , Young soul

Fairyland - because all her collection *calling them items will be an insult to such beauty* feels to be belonging to a fairy story, say just like "CINDERELLA" where she lived in a castle full of such collection.

Love Story - They speak volume of being the watchers of an ancient love story, which remains unspoken and untold, still that love remains alive through these unspoken things. :)

Young Soul - They seem to be a fantasy for a young soul a young girl, who wishes to be like a princess one day, waiting for her prince, sipping tea in the vintage tea set. The collection feels fresh and young "FOREVER" :)

Unknown said...

Opulent (without being over the top), Cozy (in a very nostalgic way) and Loved (as every piece is loved and passed or bought out of love).

MiLulu said...

Vintage, elegant, chic
Lulu
redalepou at yahoo dot com

lisaroyhandbags said...

nostalgic, elegant and heirloom xo

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

What a lovely china. I'm heading over to Ivy's store!! I also wanted to mention that I have voted you as one of my favorite bloggers so I am handing over to you the most versatile blogger award. Enjoy! Go check out my blog to see what ya need to do.

Thanks Dionne!

Anonymous said...

traditional....elegant....vintage

trisha
mahgwi21 at yahoo

Szappanbubi said...

etherous, admirable and unbelievably fragile (in an abstract meaning)

:)

Szabina

porcukorborso at gmail dot com

Christie Rotondo said...

Feminine, shabby chic, and timeless.

christierotondo@gmail.com

Thanks for the giveaway! =]

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

nice giveaway! Always good to find a new etsy shop :)

i'd say: dainty, vintage, lovely

Marija said...

If I had to pick three I would use romantic, feminine, and elegant!

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

AmbreRose said...

Lived in, classic, and pretty. Great pictures by the way. ambrerose at[aol] dot{com}

meki said...

elegant, classy and fancy!

Melody Kay
melody_1504[at]yahoo[dot]com

Tea Beyond said...

beautiful collection!!!! timeless!!

Francesca said...

Elegant, high class, ornate.
fec527 at hotmail dot com

Chantel said...

Charming, feminine and elegant.

cwilliams127 at gmail dot com

Wendy said...

Three words to describe Curate and Love.... delicate, blissful, joy

TGIF Malaysia said...

sweet, exquisite, charming..

Salad For Breakfast said...

classic...country...chic

saladforbreakfast AT gmail DOT com

Ichigo* said...

vintage, chic, classy <3

gb.demure@gmail.com

Mary Rebekah said...

Rustic, feminine, heirloom. :-)


mimosastars at gmail dot com

TaylorMade said...

Sweet Vintage Touches

Taylorgketchum@gmail.com

Washburn Family said...

Charming, beautiful, timeless

Aleyta said...

vintage, timeless, classic

Kim said...

Sweet, Swoonworthy, Lovelies

xoxoxo

kimberly.long at gmail dot com

Jenni said...

I adore your blog, just found it. GREAT photography and styling of the posts.

Dionne said...

Thanks for your comments, this giveaway is now closed.

derry said...

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