Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Simple Thrift Giveaway! (closed)


I'm so excited to announce the first giveaway of 2011! Gwendolyn of Simple Thrift is offering one lucky winner a $25 certificate to her shop! Simple Thrift has become one of my favorite Etsy shops, and now that the shop has expanded into home decor, it's even more irresistible.

To enter: Visit Simple Thrift and leave a comment telling me what you're excited about for 2011!

See something from Simple Thrift you just can't wait for? Use the code "ORCHIDGREY" to receive 20% off at checkout!

This contest is open to all, be sure to leave me an email address if you do not have a blog where I can easily reach you. Giveaway ends Monday January 10th at 10 pm est. Winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator.
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And I'm realizing that I completely forgot to announce the winner of the
Bearcat Vintage
giveaway
(though they did get an email themselves), it was comment #64:
Thank you all for entering!

106 comments:

Suburban Sweetheart said...

I LOVE these cream ankle boots (http://www.etsy.com/listing/63460301/vintage-cream-leather-ankle-boots-85) - and they're just my size! If I don't win, I will likely buy them anyway. :)

I'm looking forward to delving into my new job & moving to New Hampshire to live with my currently-long-distance boyfriend. Big changes on the horizon in 2011!

Suzanna said...

i'm excited about losing weight and being healthier in the new year.

suzannabunny@gmaildotcom

Emily Allison said...

I'm really looking forward to find some peace and calmness in my life!

Sarah said...

Crossing my fingers for a proposal from my boyfriend of 5 years. I feel like 2011 is our year! p.s. good luck wedding planning! stress smesss, enjoy and relax

Meghan said...

Aw, what a cute shop! I love the milk glass candy dishes--must be the grandma in me! Anyway, for 2011, I'm excited to travel more. Starting with a trip to Las Vegas next week! Eeeh! So excited! I'm at hpthrifter@gmail.com, btw!

giulia.rosetti@tin.it said...

I'm very excited because I might find my first real job. I'm not a student anymore!

by the way the shop is amazing and your blog too!!!!!

fisiwoman said...

Enter me please! I love vintage brocade FLORAL clutch.
I'm exciting for 2011 because It's going to be the last year of my career!


Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
Spain

Kitty said...

I love the quilted tassel bag!

In the New Year, I'm excited about becoming more healthy and fit. I also want to do a lot of fun exploring in Austin, TX, since I just moved here!

Michal said...

This is such a nice shop! I could spend a fortune there. hehe

I'm most excited for my trip to London in March, & my 6 week trip back to Europe later in the Spring. I really miss it over there & can't wait to get back.

Megan said...

I am excited that my husband and I are probably going to buy a house this year! Yay for being able to finally paint the walls where I live!

wvumegan at yahoo dot com

Isabella Kiss said...

I grew so much in so many ways in 2010 and I am excited to see where I end up come the end of 2011! Another year of living my life to the fullest!

olygirl said...

This year I am most excited for my husband to be home from Afghanistan. I'm setting up the house to make it nice and comfy for him when he gets back. I'd love to buy the vintage plaid throw to put on his favorite chair if I win!

bmwchic2002@yahoo.com

Elise said...

Hmmm how can I get my paws on the male model with the long dark hair and beard??? YUM. Just kidding. Kinda. :P I also like the vintage upcycled black clutch with the blue flowers. Great shop!

Jessica Marie said...

Great shop!

I'm looking forward to my one year anniversary in June. :) I've loved married life so far!

splendiferousinclinations.blogspot.com

Ecochic said...

I cannot wait for the 4 weddings I have going on! And to learn how to crochet

BARGAIN BEX said...

I am excited for: POSSIBILITIES!

Like ... maybe I'll find the perfect DREAM JOB for me that incorporates my love of all things bargain-y and fashion-filled!

Like ... maybe this year is THE YEAR that I'll find the man that will take my heart into his hands for safe protection.

Like ... maybe I'll FINALLY find that exposed brick loft to call home sweet home.

That's what I'm most excited for in the beginning of a new year, all the things that COULD happen.

Bex.

Laurelann said...

J'adore the dusty rose pink maxi dress! However, I'd have my tailor take it up to sit just over my knees and modernize it a bit without losing the vintage flair. I absolutely love it!
In 2011, I'm looking forward to becoming a more confident, risk-taker both in my dress and in my actions.

http://one-girl-vs-world.blogspot.com
laurelah90@gmail.com

Looks and Books said...

Very cute--and I've got my eye on the oatmeal wrap coat!

I'm looking forward to truly becoming acclimated to life in NYC, learning new things, and challenging myself in 2011.

Thanks for the giveaway!

joolee said...

oooh, i'd love a vintage satchel or that briefcase! i'm excited for some fun summer trips in 2011! (i say "trips" because w/three kids it's not a "vacation"...)

Lab geek said...

I am looking forward to saving some money!

flygirl.tutoring{at}gmail{dot}com

aliboo! said...

in 2011 I am excited about finishing graduate school, moving with my boyfriend, and taking making my blog a bigger priority! : )

jen said...

i'm looking forward to a year of simple happiness : )

lifespelledjen@gmail.com

Shea said...

i could do so much with the vintage GOLD RUFFLE secretary blouse!

i am super excited about finding a job this year and finally having long distance bf become very small distance bf!

wiley said...

great shop! i am really looking forward to a full year of doing a job that fulfills me. it has been a long time coming and this will be my first full year out of graduate school and in the real world.

La Rizada said...

in 2011, i'm looking forward to working on my new style blog, finishing my graduate degree, and running a 5k!

looks like such a cute etsy shop.

carrie

La Rizada

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Kristen said...

Excited about exploring my new city more (St. Louis) and getting a new kitten!

Nina said...

I love this shop! I'm looking forward to going on my forts vacation in years in the new year!

Rochelle said...

I'm excited to move to Japan this year! Lots of change in the future!

rochelleapproved(at)gmail(dot)com

Becky-May said...

wow you have a lovely blog :) i hope to see much more from you soon :)

BM

thebohemiangoods.blogspot.com

The Flower Girl

x

Anonymous said...

I like these cream shoes http://www.etsy.com/listing/61512959/vintage-rosebud-heels-7
I wore my last pair through the soles and need new ones.

Changes in 2011- A new house! A teaching job and getting to know my new home. (moved from ontario to british columbia late last year.)

terilyno@hotmail.com

texandludelle said...

Per one my resolutions (to get my home in order) I have my eye on this beautiful plaid throw for extra couch coziness:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/65192574/vintage-plaid-throw-blanket

Hopefully our house will look like someone lives in it soon enough--not that someone just occasionally eats/sleeps there...

texandludelle [at] gmail.com

Capricioustraveler said...

I am excited about the possibilities!

elaina said...

What are you doing to me? I've already purchased FOUR pairs of shoes since the New Year (and what is today? Jan. 5) and now I see the adorbs vintage cream-colored pixie/granny boots that I've been looking for that JUST SO HAPPEN to be in my size! Whatever is a girl to do?

mvelis said...

I am most excited for these giveaways since my New Years resolution is to SAVE SAVE SAVE!

help me out please!!

: )

mvelis@aol.com

staceykuo said...

I got a whole bunch of over the knee socks for Christmas so I'm excited to style them!

staceykuo said...

Oh dang. spamstacey (at) gmail.com

Sorry!

themidnighthour said...

I'm excited for a whole new year and for the unexpected things I will accomplish.

Megan said...

I can't wait to start planning my wedding! I just got engaged in December!

mhowe42@gmail.com

Poppy said...

2011 is going to be huge. I'm excited for so many things: my twin brother is getting married, I'm going to be travelling and seeing more of my home (New Zealand) and I'm going back to uni after taking 2 years off.


xx Poppy

parisblue77 (at) gmail (dot) com

whitney said...

i'm excited to take a vacation, become a better wife and mother.
i love those vintage little glass bottles!

misshannie said...

Oh my gosh - that vintage ski lodge sweater is uh-maaaazing!

2011 is going to be crazy scary! So many things are happening - huge exams at school, then a summer spent on the coast in England; in Nice, France; and up the mountains in Switzerland - oh, and then off to Uni in Sep! Eeek!

Love,
Hannie - Tea and Biscuits
xoxo

Gladys said...

2011 marks my halfway point through college! perhaps i will find a summer internship.


fullmetalmuffins@gmail.com

Lanet87 said...

I love the vintage holiday bow blouse and the gold secretary blouse!

I am looking forward to graduating with my Masters in Teaching ;)

laneyyankovich@hotmail.com

Cubicle Chic said...

I can't wait to find a new job and reunite with high school friends in the Cayman Islands!

I don't believe you asked for a favorite item, but I have to say that the orange fur trimmed coat is awesome!

- Meredith

Sarah said...

I love the vintage black ruffle dress!

This year Im looking forward to finally travelling like Ive always wanted too! x

Lumy said...

I'm looking forward to taking a photography course :)!
Love the Mink collar tweed swing coat btw~
lumychan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Indira said...

I love the vintage holly red knit vest.

For 2011 I am excited to embark on new adventures with new friends and getting closer to my dreams. I am applying to work in a store that I one day want to do public relations work for when I graduate. Hopefully it works out. 2011 is about grasping my dreams out of the air and making them mine.

Kim said...

I ADORE the blue Gunne Sax dress with the floral embellishments, and it's just my size!
I'm looking forward to embracing a more positive attitude during 2011, since the end of 2010 wasn't such a happy time.

Jay said...

I would get the vintage black suede tassel bag! So cute :)

commonsenseandstilettos@yahoo.com

kimberella said...

settling into a groove whilst also embracing adventure

Hanna said...

i'm excited about all these new opportunities!

Katy said...

I'm looking forward to all kinds of new music. :)

Kmidafternoon@gmail.com

deirdre said...

Simple Thrift is such a great store!

I'm looking forward to a myriad of things in 2011, including teaching new art courses and learning how to top rope climb outside :)

deirdre.forgione at gmail dot com

Carolyn said...

In 2011, I'm excited for experimenting with life and bread recipes, and going on at least two backpacking trips. Carpe Diem!

kelly ann said...

i love simple thrift!

i'm excited about all of the opportunities for me this year... it's exciting (and maybe a little scary), but i'm thrilled to see where life takes me in 2011!

Maria said...

i love the hats, but my favourite has to be these boots
http://www.etsy.com/listing/60210812/vintage-edwardian-lace-up-boots-75
they are gorgeous!

Kate Watson said...

i'm excited to finally get over this terrible illness that is controlling my life (hopefully) and to find a new job!

liz said...

I love the blushing in floral skirt! I'd save it for spring! I'm excited about graduating this year and getting my first real job, eek!

Abby said...

Absolutely the vintage Christian Dior wool coat - that colour is amazing!

I am excited to move into full time work after graduating and living in Sydney and exploring my surrounds :D

Abby
flabby_rat@hotmail.com

Dawn said...

I am looking forward to rescuing cats and kittens...I love the gold sequin beret...!!!

erinrosalita said...

Hi Orchid! :)
I've been following your engagement and am so excited for you, especially since my own engagement is coming up in 2011. Thanks for the giveaway!
errobert12@gmail.com

Emma said...

I'm most excited about seeing my business grow!

Rose Umbrella said...

Love the 1940's vintage chocolate MINK stole!
Thanks,
Iris
otispigbook@gmail.com
Roseumbrella.blogspot.com

Kat said...

oh my goodness - her store IS great.. i think i would either get the brocade clutch, the champagne grey billowy blouse, or the gold ruffle secretary blouse.

katielcarney@gmail.com

thank you so much! <3

Dana said...

I'm excited about summer! I can just tell this summer is going to be great.
~Dana
www.dailydoseofdana.tumblr.com

Hannah said...

I'm super excited about going on a study abroad trip in May! Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, and London in 2 weeks!

Michelle said...

I am getting married in 2011!!


kitschymommy @ gmail.com

elaine r said...

I like the Lovely Neutral Clutch Bag-perfect for summer.

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Aly said...

I'm excited to start school in the fall again!

heytherewonderful@yahoo.com

Annmarie said...

I love the navy blue pleated blazer and the sequined heels, and together, what could be better!?

annsteffs[at]hotmail[dot]com

Amanda B said...

I have to agree with one of your choices, I am absolutely in love with the camel coat with the fur collar. AMAZING. in every way.

AmandaNBowen@gmail.com

ellio100 said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/64059221/vintage-burnt-orange-fur-trimmed-coat-l

for new years my change will be one thing in my wardrobe, one thing out of my wardrobe!

selen said...

For 2011 I am really excited for finishing my master studies and finding the job that will make me happy!!
Also if I win this dress can make me feel reeeeaaally good =)

http://www.etsy.com/listing/39936273/vintage-embroidered-mexican-dress-m

Jenny said...

I love the blue trinket bowl. I also love the vintage briefcase.

Thanks for the giveaway!

ew said...

i am excited (and a little scared!) to finish my masters degree in 2011!

wash dot erin at gmail dot com

Ana - Toil and Trouble said...

oh yay, I'm constantly eyeballing this shop! If I win, I can finally afford that awesome yellow blazer.

I'm really excited to be finishing up grad school in the next couple of weeks, which means I'll have time for a life again!

adimenta said...

It IS an awesome store! Love it!

Well, up until December 31 2010, I was an only child (at 27 yrs old).

My parents went through a process of surrogacy in INDIA (no less) and until a week ago we didn't even know who is she going to give birth to (in India they just don't tell you)

I am happy to announce I have two baby brothers! My first siblings of any kind!

So...
In about a month I'm about to meet them for the first time, so THAT'S what I'm excited for in 2011!!!

Peace and Love from Israel
Anna

curious constellation said...

I'm excited about school, it being my second last year. I'm also excited to start making money on my own and planning my future.

Amanda said...

Their store is simply to die for! I'm pretty sure I could spend many pay checks there, haha!

I'm super excited for a trip to France with my boyfriend for a film festival his Documentary will be showing at!!

Tanglewood Baked Goods said...

So excited to quit my job and figure out a plan!

Lexie said...

I'm excited to pursue some new creative exploits!

lexie dot smyth at gmail dot com

Emily said...

this year im excited to eventualy leave my job at trader joes and more onto something i really love. i have worked there for nearly 6 years andi do love it there.. its where i met my boyfriend and most of my friends. but im ready to move onto a fashion related job.. or no job if thats what it takes. i want to be able to wear clothes more often and not jeans and a tee to work every day!

Hayley Garnett said...

I am so incredibly excited about my backpacking trip to europe this summer!

Tall said...

I'm excited to lose some weight in 2011 and also I'm excited about hopefully winning this bag: http://www.etsy.com/listing/45932916/vintage-american-tourister-bag

Alli XT said...

I love this shop especially all of the Liz Claiborne stuff she has. Another favorite is this dress: http://www.etsy.com/listing/50068749/vintage-strappy-little-black-dress-lg

I'd wear it on a date night - that's probably what I'm most excited about for 2011, being back out in the dating world again!

Blackbird Fly said...

really adorable items!
thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway.
In 2011 I am looking forward to embracing the quote by Emerson, "Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air."
especially that last part, din the wold air. to me it means just living in the moment and living life to the fullest.
XXXX
-Morgan (born of the sea)
born of the sea
drinkthewildair@gmail.com

Jessi said...

I really love the vintage holly red dior cardigan! It's the perfect red!

Jess said...

Oh, I love that blue scarf!

amberly said...

I'm excited about starting my career and moving to a new city with my boyfriend... a tall order but I know it can happen if I put my mind to it! :) Best to you and yours in 2011, Julie!! :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

absolutelyamberly@gmail.com

SWEATshirtDRESSshirt said...

what a great giveaway!

for 2011, i'm excited about new opportunities!

XO,
SWEATshirt DRESSshirt

chelsea said...

Like quite a few things in the shop!! Love the black lace up boots!
I am so excited about 2011!!
Not only is it a new year but a whole new decade - a whole new era!
I think it will be a groundbreaking year for EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US!
This is the year Julie, where you're VERY LIKELY, to get the job you really want!
Best Wishes
chelsea
chelsea_212@yahoo.com

Stitches in my Britches said...

Loving http://www.etsy.com/listing/64887120/vintage-slouchy-sequin-cardigan and http://www.etsy.com/listing/61810638/vintage-western-ankle-boots-8 (even though it's a size too big... Wool socks? Haha)

I'm excited for really starting my own life. I've been taking a year off from university to figure out what and who I want to really grow into. I'm excited to start culinary and business school, to really feel happy, to see my sister get better from drug rehab, to watch my niece and nephew grow into such sweet children. 2011 should be great.

Hannah Pie said...

While 2011 is going to be chock-full of glorious things (hello, last Harry Potter movie!), I am most excited for the medieval Italian history class I'll be taking. In Tuscany.

tinatre said...

I'm excited for the possibility of continuous travel in 2011. This year I'm going places!


tinatre@msn.com

rebecca said...

i am excited to decorate my new home!
rwvanvoorhis at gmail dot com

Kristin said...

What an awesome Etsy shop! Thanks for the giveaway!

I'm looking forward to positive changes and new experiences in 2011. Happy New Year!

kristinalise@gmail.com

Caroline said...

Wow, so many great vintage pieces! Hmmm, I'm excited about lots of things in 2011. I guess I'm looking forward to more traveling in this year (I'm going to Paris for spring break, and then doing a study-abroad program in China!)
email: chessie11@comcast.net

Mallory | The Storm in a Teacup said...

I'm excited about graduating and either going on to college or possibly taking a gap year abroad! So really I'm just excited about possibilities! :)
Love the stuff in that store... that one blue bag is fantastic!

Katie said...

Ohhh, love this shop! I would love to wear the vintage HOLLY RED bow blouse she is selling right now.

I am looking forward to 2011 being the year my boyfriend really breaks out at this job - I know he will & I know it will brighten his life! :)
fashionfrugality at gmail.com

Joel and Kerri Lord said...

Back and ready to serve in Prague, CZ! Excited for what God has planned!

Love, Love, Love Simple Thrift!

-kerri

M said...

Happy new year! I am excited about having a fresh slate in 2011!

Laura said...

im excited for snowboarding, summer festivals and no longer being in debt! (hopefully!)

lauralazarenko@gmail.com

Kate said...

I'm really excited about playing/practicing my guitar more. Will practice guitar more. Will practice guitar more. Eep! Maybe I should be strumming right now...

miss.kate.evans@gmail.com

Morgan said...

I'm looking forward to new challenges, adventures, and friends! Most importantly, I'm looking forward to expanding my blog & having fun doing it.

morganlhaas@gmail.com

Elyse said...

OH MY GOODNESS, LOVE!!!

felicityed@aol.com