Tuesday, January 24, 2012

just in time for valentines giveaway



Greetings! I haven't been online much lately due to computer problems. In some ways the down-time is nice but gee, it's great to be back! And, I'm back with a giveaway of $50.00 to spend at NOVICA.




I hosted a NOVICA giveaway last April (details here) and was very pleased with the selection, customer service and packaging. NOVICA is a fair trade website that works with National Geographic to provide artisans around the world with a place to sell, similar to an Etsy.

To enter this giveaway simply leave a comment on this post by Saturday, January 28, 2012. In your comment, please let me know which category from the list further below you like best.

Please note that this giveaway is open to anyone with an email address. Please also note that the winner must be sure to factor s&h costs when using their $50.

I plan to select and announce a winner
(using random.org) on Sunday, January 29, 2012. {This way the winner will have time to order something and have it shipped in time for Valentine's Day. Perhaps some lovely pearl earrings for yourself? How fun!}

In the meantime, I'll continue to work out these computer issues and prep new post ideas!


xo

elyse



NOTE: January 29, 2012
Using random.org, a winner has been selected. Congratulations to Jenny of Elefantz! Enjoy!

Thank you to all who entered the giveaway.

xo
elyse

44 comments:

Liz Story-Lay said...

I love the pearl earrings! Beautiful!

Lisa said...

Lovely! What a fun give away!!
Hugs, Lisa

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Earrings! I saw so many that I liked! Thanks for hosting! ♥

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

It sounds like the perfect Valentine gift. Enter me.

Blessed Serendipity said...

I would love to select something from the sterling silver category if I were the lucky winner. Thanks for having the giveaway.

Danielle

sleepycatz said...

What a lovely thing to do! I would probably get something in the inspirational/spiritual category for my niece who lost her fiance to cancer before christmas. Maybe some jewelry to help remember him by. Thank you for the chance to win.

patedsch1 said...

I would choose from the sterling jewelry if I was luckey enough to be picked.....Great give away, such beautiful items

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Thanks for hosting the giveaway, Elyse :) ): I love the pearl dangle earrings..and if I win the giveaway, I want a pair of earrings exctly that ones pictures in the first photo. Those are just so beautiful. I'd wear them every day :)

Katy Noelle said...

The pearl dangling earrings, of course - very Valentiney.

This looks like a wonderful organization/business! =]

I've been wondering where you (and a few others) had gotten to. I'm back - but it's just been me and the crickets. ;-)

In the meantime, enjoy the fruits from your forced sabbatical!

=]

Erin said...

Pearl dangle earrings. Love them.

Erin
eparker@arkwest.com

Ruffles and Relics said...

lovely pearl earrings:}please enter me..

Lorrie said...

Gorgeous earrings. I really liked all the shawls from Indonesia on that list. So many pretty patterns and colours.

Scrap for Joy said...

So many lovely things but I loved the shawls. I applaud the organizations that promote items from economically distressed countries.
Hop on over to sign up for my Birthday giveaway...I think you'd like the book that's included.
Stay warm and cozy!
xoxo
Joyce

Marie said...

I really like the women's accessories from Peru, although it's hard to decide :-) The idea behind Novica is great, too.

Thank you very much for hosting!

The Couponer said...

I love the womens shawls from Indonesia

crystalclear3430 at gmail dot com

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello Elyse,

What a fabulous giveaway! Well, I love the Andes...

Women's accessories from Peru

Thank you!

Gabriela

Country Dreaming said...

Ooooo! Probabaly the shawls or accessories.
How fun!

Melinda

aimee said...

hi! i had the best time looking around at all of the beautiful items. i love the sterling jewlery.there are some romantic pieces of jewlery. i love the silver etenity necklace.thanks for hosting a giveaway.
blessings,
aimee

Marie said...

Hello Elyse, I'm sorry, I left a comment before (after Scrap for Joy), but didn't know how to enter without leaving my email address in the comment. Maybe I can still somehow participate... will come back. If that doesn't work, no problem :-)

Thank you very much again! :-)

Apple Blossom Barn said...

Hi Elyse

Love the pretty dainty pearl earings!
Did your CK order arrive? Oh mine did, a lovely crochet teapot cosy,
oilcloth and really sweet fabric!
I keep making tea for just myself to sit and enjoy the tea cosy!

Denise
xxxx

Jenny of Elefantz said...

I can never go past sterling silver jewellery. There are some beautiful pieces!
Hugs
Jenny

Suz said...

So beautiful! What a great way to do Novica. I have received a note from them and didn't know what to think. This is so generous, Elise, Include me!
Hugs,
Suz

Anonymous said...

Hi Elyse, Please enter me!! It is all so pretty! Thanks! Jodi cherishedroses@hotmail.com

Gina M Maddox said...

I love the sterling silver jewelry! Just stunning. Thanks for the chance to win!
gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Ginny said...

What a lovely giveaway! I found a really pretty garnet (my birthstone) necklace. Thanks so much!

Geri said...

I love the silver jewelery from Thailand. Especially the beautiful flowers from the hill tribes.
Fair trade is so important to the little villages that make these things. This shop is wonderful with so many beautiful treasures to look at. The pearl earrings are also just gorgeous. It was very hard to choose as each category just seemed to get better and better. Thanks so much. Many blessings to you.

Geri said...

I love the silver jewelery from Thailand. Especially the beautiful flowers from the hill tribes.
Fair trade is so important to the little villages that make these things. This shop is wonderful with so many beautiful treasures to look at. The pearl earrings are also just gorgeous. It was very hard to choose as each category just seemed to get better and better. Thanks so much. Many blessings to you.
ianger@internode.on.net

Christine said...

New reader...Love your blog!!!!! Such a nice thing to have a giveaway. The pearl earrings are beautiful. Look forward to reading you in the future.

Kit said...

This is so nice of you and I hope your computer problems are fixed soon. I love the silver jewelry the best. Thank you! Kit

vivian said...

I would love to win! those earrings are so pretty! and who wouldnt love a new pair of earrings for valentines day!
thanks for hosting!
xo
vivian

Theresa said...

That's a tough one:) I love the shawls and the silver jewelry! I would be tickled pink to win! Have a blessed day dear Elyse, HUGS!

DiseƱo Web said...

Preciosos aritos!! Maravillosos!

pippirose said...

Wonderful! My favourite category is the Pearl Dangle Earrings.

pippirose59 at gmail dot com

{oc cottage} said...

yummy...in a nonedible way...yet still yummy! ;}

m ^..^

The imPerfect Housewife said...

Holy macaroli - That is some CUTE stuff!! I like the pearl earrings category but the problem would be which one(s) to pick. That's just one cute right after another. Great giveaway, girl!

Mystica said...

Warmth or Tropic Blue under the Pearl Ear rings would be well within my budget!!!

Mary Ellen said...

What a fun giveaway Elyse! The pearl earrings are so pretty!I have lost the mates to 2 pair of earrings in the past 2 weeks so how fun it would be to win a new pair!

bee blessed
mary

Shana said...

Sterling Silver Jewelry has some sweet earrings for valentines. Just found your website from Romantic Homes (I'm a Susan Branch fan!) Your blog is precious. Glad I found it!
Shana

Terry said...

Love the earrings! Thanks for the opportunity.

brachylove said...

Just discovered you! I will definitely add you to my favorites! Those pearl dangle earrrings are just my style. :)

thatchristine.blogspot.com said...

Welcome back...you have been missed! A lady can never go wrong with pearls.

KatCollects said...

Pearl dangle earrings please : )
Kathy

Elyse said...

GIVEAWAY CLOSED

WINNER CHOSEN

thank you!

xo
elyse

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Congrats to Jenny on winning the giveaway :) :) :)