Friday, October 16, 2009

Pink Saturday/Etsy Shop GIVEAWAY!

It's Pink Saturday once again hosted by sweet Beverly over at How Sweet The Sound. Check out her blog for a list of all of this week's participants!


This week I opened my Etsy shop with a very small selective assortment of vintage dishes and hand-made nursing aprons. It seems to me that I'm never able to pass up a pretty dish at a next-to-nothing price but then it sits in my cupboards. So I listed all of my orphans on Etsy. I don't know why but I think that nursing aprons are the next best thing to...well, to nursing I guess! I so wish I'd have had one back when my own kids were nursing...they never liked being under a hot blankie and I didn't like knowing I could be exposed at any moment if they grabbed it & pulled!


Here's an example of the nursing aprons. They are made from woven cotton and have boning at the neckline so that Momma can see baby as he/she feeds. The closure is a set of D-rings; impossible to accidentally remove. They have two small pockets on the lower corner to hold onto pacifiers, etc... and they are completely machine wash & dry.


Here's the GIVEAWAY info:

The apron that Miss B is modeling in the picture above is one that I made in pink especially for Pink Saturday. Now, I know that not all of us can use one of these handy-dandy aprons ourselves and we might not have someone in mind to gift it to. So I have something else in the works as well involving this fabric: I'm envisioning something in a table runner. I adore the harlequin pumpkin fabric and purchased it especially for this (giveaway) purpose.

So here's the deal: I'd like to have at least 50 different individuals leave me comments! If that happens, I will give away both the apron and the table runner so I'll need to know which you'd like to win. And if you win the apron but would rather have one that's more boyish in color, I'm willing to make one up in blue in lieu of sending the pink one.

for 1 ENTRY - go to my Etsy shop, SmallPeoples House, and take a look around; then come back and leave me a comment about what you like/don't like about my shop or the items currently for sale (not enough selection? prices too high?). Let me know also if you'd like the nursing apron or the table runner that I plan to make. Don't be afraid to leave constructive criticism...I'm new to Etsy and welcome your input.

for a SECOND ENTRY - sign up to follow my blog; leave me a comment that you did. If you are currently a follower, leave me a comment to remind me.

for an ADDITIONAL FIVE ENTIRES - post about my Etsy shop and giveaway on your blog and link back to my blog; leave me a comment that you did this.

I'm going to leave this giveaway open until Friday, Oct. 23rd at 7:00 PM EST. At that time Miss B will help me draw the winner's names and their name(s) will be included in next Saturday's Pink Saturday post.

I think I covered everything. Happy Pink Saturday!

Hugs, Leslie

62 comments:

♥Mimi♥ said...

Looks like I am the first to comment☺ Nope, don't know a soul who is nursing. All of my grandbabies are now walking and talking! But, those items are adorable, yes, they certainly are!

I finally got around to linking to your blog about the generous giveaway box you sent to my home. Again, thank you so much.

Sunny but cold today. I'll take the sun and bundle up from the cold. ♪Happy Pink Saturday♪

Fairy Footprints said...

Oh happy pink Saturday, its wonderful to meet you. I would love to be entered into the drawing. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,
Heidi

Mama Hen said...

I went to your shop and I think everything was very reasonably priced. I love the bowls!

I would choose the table runner. Love the fabric.

Mama Hen said...

I am also a follower.

Tami said...

Happy pinks today!! I like the table runner!
Enjoy the day..xo Tami

Mary said...

Good luck with your store and your giveaway. The table runner is lovely. Have a great Pink Saturday.

someplace in thyme said...

Oh I wish you lots of luck and good fortune with your new shop. Those aprons look like something every mom could use, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Can'tstopQuilting said...

I think your Etsy Shop is very nice- Your nursing aprons are a wonderful idea- My daughter would have loved one of those but she is done nursing my grandaughter Eden.
I would choose the table runner I love your fabric choice.
PAM

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Leslie....Love the nursing aprons...AND would love to win one for my daughter Janelle...her Jalina Rose is due November 1st!
Chrcked out you ets shop...I think you have fair prices...fabric is so expensive anymore...I hope people appreciate tour workmanship and the cost of making things now-a-days! Love the combination of fabrics you used...especially the pink one!
LOL about you orphan dishes...I wonder if perhaps they are related to any of my orphans! Hugs...put my lil Jalina in the drawing please!

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Oppps...forgot to tell you I just signed up to follow your bloggie! And Happy Pink Saturday!!!!

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Your aprons are a wonderful idea! I put a link to your giveaway on my blog for you.

Still visiting around Pink Saturday posts and wishing you a wonderful week

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Leslie.

Your nursing aprons are wonderful, and I know would be a great comfort to nursing mothers. They should do well in your Etsy store.

And, I love that harlequin fabric, too.

Lisa said...

Sweet apron! I am a follower already! Your sop is fun! Love the vintage!
Hugs, Lisa

gonnawantseconds said...

Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I don't know anyone who's nursing but I think its a marvelous idea. Hope you stop by to see me again soon. I know I'll be stopping by your blog!

Diann said...

Hi Leslie!
Thank you for stopping by my blog!

I don't know anyone I could give the nersing apron to but, that pumpkin fabric you have for the table runner is awesome! and I would love that!

Have a wonderful day!

Grace said...

thanks for visiting my blog Happy Pink Saturday! I dont know anyone either that is nursing either..pretty pink fabric though. I cant wait to see how the runner turns out. Grace

Summer Gypsy said...

Hi Leslie,
So glad that you stopped by my blog today! I just visited your Etsy shop, and, dear, it is lovely. I, too, LOVE dishes! My overstuffed cabinets can attest to that addiction. But, what's a girl to do when she sees the milk glass, the vintage china, and the melamine sitting on the shelves at the thrift store? I would love to win the pumpkin table runner. Thanks for your giveaway. Got my fingers crossed to win!!!
Blessings,
Marilyn

Cinnamonstitch said...

Ive made them for shower gifts, they are awesome, Great idea.
Love your blog too
Happy Sunday for Saturday :)

Gee said...

Hi Leslie,

Thanks for stopping by and good luck with your giveaway. Love the table runner.

Vicki said...

Hello, Leslie,
I enjoyed reading about your nursing aprons. I can honestly say that I did not know any thing like this existed. I think that is a wonderful idea! I would love to be entered in your give away and thank you for your generosity. I am now a follower, and I visited your Etsy shop. I enjoyed seeing the nursing aprons with the other colors and fabrics. Thank you so much for coming by for a visit at Bunny Cottage. Blessings to you! Vicki

storyteller said...

Congratulations on opening an Etsy shop ... I wish you much success. Thanks for visiting my Pink Saturday at Happily Retired Gal.
Hugs and blessings,

Our Back Porch said...

Happy Pink Saturday! I've enjoyed my time here at your blog. Thanks for stopping by. Have a lovely week!

Back Porch Blessings,
Rebecca

Mary said...

Hi Leslie, Congratulations on your new Etsy shop, how exciting! I wish you lots of luck and success. The nursing aprons are a wonderful idea. I love the fabric choices. The platters are very pretty too. Your prices are definately reasonable.
Thank you for having a giveaway. It is really generous of you.
Please enter my name! I would love the table runner, the fabric colors are wonderful!
Hugs,
Mary

Lynn said...

Congrats on your Etsy!
That would have been a handy nursing item for me about 41 years ago!!!!
Best of luck!

xinex said...

Hi Leslie, the nursing aprons are a neat idea. I can't use it (way past that stage) but my daughter is pregnant so if I win, she gets it. I like your Etsy store, will check it out occasionally since I am a dishaholic. I just became a follower...Christine

GWENDOLYN said...

Thanks for coming by and saying hello. Looks like a lovely give away.
Blessings!
Gwen

Denise said...

Happy Pink Saturday! I like the apron, I've got a friend expecting a baby girl in a few months & this would be a perfect gift!

I took a look at your Etsy shop & added you to my favorites. I haven't shopped for nursing covers, so I can't say how your prices compare. I did notice that you don't have much listed, I'll bet your table runners would be a hit!

Denise said...

I'm following your blog

Dogmom Diva said...

Leslie, your shop is going to great....I love the serving bowl, the brown one...I love that pumpkin fabric, I have no one to give a nursing apron too right now, but think they are a great idea.
Thank you for visiting my blog today, yours is great!

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Leslie, I am not following your blog!
Barb

Charlene said...

I'm sorry I was so late for Pink Saturday but, my hubby surprised me with a trip to Tulsa for our ANNV. I had no idea we were leaving town... so now I'm late. Your nursing apron is wonderful! My daughter in law had one & used it alot. Thank goodness I think we are done with that now. Good luck on selling lots of these.

Jillian said...

You have a lovely blog...thanks so much for stopping by my PS post!

6p00e54ff4f7298834 said...

Leslie

What a wonderful apron. I absolutely love the pink one!

Lisa
www.palepinkandroses.typepad.com

Jennifer said...

Happy Pink sat,Your kitty cat is so cute below.I don't know anyone nurseing but I think that is a great idea and such a pretty pink..I like your shop on etsy I think the fireking is great.Also I am now a follower.Thank you for coming by.Hugs,Jennifer

Oh almost forgot if I win I would love the table runner, its perfect fall print for my dining room

Sara Chapman said...

Congrats on your new store! You might not be aware that you typed your blog name wrong when you visited my blog and left a very nice comment. You typed

http://www.contentendinwestlafayette.blogspot.com/

with an extra N in contented. So make sure you copy and paste if you want people to return your visit!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Leslie

I think your nursing apron is a great idea for new mothers! I'm a grandmother so if I won one I'd save it to give to my daughter-in-law when she has baby #2 someday

I looked at your ETSY shop...very nice --my only suggestion is to have a photo of a model wearing the nursing apron so that its full look and function could be seen.

Thanks and Happy Pink Saturday!

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Leslie, I think this is my first time to your lovely blog! I went and checked out your Etsy store, I love those Pyrex bowls you sold! If I wasn't late, I would have bought them!
I checked to follow your blog so that I can come back again! Thanks also for visiting my blog!
I am a bet to old for that nursing item, LOL but that table runner would look very pretty at the Green Acres Cottage!
Hugs, Ann

SmilingSally said...

Happy Pink Saturday. I hope your shop does well.

Lara said...

Happy Pink Saturday, although a little bit late...

dottydotty said...

what a generous gift iwould love to win the table runner that fabric is so nice hope you are haing a fab pink week

Val

dottydotty said...

oh and P>S>the shop looks fine i think the aprons are a great idea would have loved one when the children were babies prices look good too:)

Candy said...

Great start on your Etsy shop, love the Fire King bowl.
On the giveaway, I would like your beautiful table runner. Nice fall colors. I will post about it on my sidebar.
Have a great week.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Thanks so much for visiting me and signing as a follower. I've also joined your lovely blog! Have a great day! Your etsy shop looks great!

My Arts Desire said...

Your etsy shop and the prices on your items all seem completely in line with the competition! The nursing aprons are a clever idea!

Hope all your hard work pays off!

Ware Family said...

Hi Leslie!
Wonderful idea the nursing aprons. We are celebrating birthdays this week and next. Good luck on your give away!

Becky :)

Tricia said...

Hi, Leslie,
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I think your idea for nursing aprons is great for new moms or for shower gifts. I am past that stage like many of your other commenters, but when I was nursing I would have loved something like that. Loved your fabric combos too.
My only suggestion is that you show a full pic of the apron, so you can see the rest of it. Good luck with your Etsy shop. I'm considering starting one myself. I'm linking to your blog.

Oh, and if I won, I would prefer the table runner - what cute fabric selections.

Tara said...

oh you are almost to 50 comments!! Love the nursing apron, I have a friend who is having a baby in a few months, she would love that!! congrats on your store and happy Monday!

Shirl said...

Hello Happy Pink Saturday and thank you so much for stopping by. I wish you the best with your new Etsy shop. Your Nursing bib is adorable, how clever. I'd love to be entered in your drawing.
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Thanks for visiting my Shabby Cottage! The nursing apron is a very unique idea! I'm way too old to use one but someone is always having a little one. Warm hugs, Esther

paperhill said...

i could have used one of those bibs but i'm done with all that now :) your shop is lovely, i'd say just keeping adding items, people like a variety! good luck and thanks for stopping by :)

pinkkandy said...

Happy Late pink day...the apron is such a good idea..but now my nursing days are over...sigh....
God Bless You
Kandy

Kdottie Designs said...

Thanks for visiting me - I am late commenting on Pink Saturday too - time has got away from me! Such a nice giveaway! Happy Pink Saturday.

cheryl said...

I just got back here!! Congrats...you got to 50!! You won't be so happy when that's your AGE! Ha!!

Thanks for stopping by Sat. AM...even if I WAS in my PINK jammies!! Does this count for Pink Saturday?? Ha!!

Now...when I get home from AZ...I have to whip out my paintbrush again! :) Love you!

Catherine said...

I just found your blog and it is just wonderful! Your Etsy shop is just fine. I think you will do well.

Please also enter me in your Giveaway. Signing up to follow you right now.

Blessings,
Cathy

Catherine said...

I am a follower now. My browser kept crashing so it took a while.

Thank you,
Catherine

6p01156e901f1c970c said...

Hi Leslie! Congratulations on your new Etsy shop. I'm so happy for you. I love all things vintage and I especially liked the Depression glass bowl with the pears. Very unusual for depression glass! Your nursing aprons are an excellent idea. While that time in my life has passed, (my son will be 18 the day after Christmas) I'd love to be entered for the table runner you are planning. It looks like we have something in common. I am a quilter too! I'm in the process of hand-quilting a fall table topper with appliqued pumpkins! Your fabric choices for your runner are lovely. I can't wait to see it completed. I wish you much success in your Etsy shop and your childcare business. You go, girl! I'm sure you probably thought of this, but just in case: I'll bet if you checked out the blog rolls of parenting and child care blogs, you would probably reach a ton of interested Mommies! I'll be cheering for you! Hugs, Terri

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Leslie,
Would love to be entered in your Giveaway. In your Etsy shop, I like the depression glass. I love your music and I see you are a sister in the Lord, so of course I will become a Follower! Have a wonderful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Cathie said...

I stopped on your Etsy shop, and I like the dishes. The prices seem good. The brown bowl is pretty. And the nursing covers are great! My daughter has a couple and really likes them. But yours are so pretty. and not a bad price compared to some we've seen.

I'd love to win the table runner, though. The fabric is fantastic, just like you said.

Cathie said...

I signed up to follow your blog. I like your banner of your pretty house. I signed up to follow privately, if that still counts.

Carrie said...

Okay, so I went to your etsy shop...

I think the photo of the Vernon Kiln California Pottery Oval Bowl stands out the best... perhaps you can take more pictures like that? :) It's bright and clear (although the stamp is blurry). You might want to take a look at etsy's "taking product photos" help page... it is insightful!

And I think your main banner should have a logo on it and be bright and colorful :) Again, there are sellers/artists on etsy who can either make you on for $5-10 or you can get some tips from the folks at etsy :)

Your prices are reasonable and otherwise, it looks great!

Keep up the great work :)

(oh, and if I happen to win... I'll take the fabric... hehe!)

Cindy said...

It' hard to pick just one thing I like in the Etsy shop, but I love anything vintage especially glassware. I would love to win the table runner. Take care.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Congratulations on the opening of your ETSY Shop and the sales you have already made. I'm registering for the table runner and I'm a Follower. Hope to see ya tomorrow for Pink Saturday! Also, hope you'll have time to stop by for your Honest Scrap Award....Sue