***This giveaway is no longer accepting entries***
First giveaway down, second giveaway is a go!
Hailing from Edmond, Oklahoma, I bring you Vintage Whale; two very ambitious young ladies with a knack for vintage and anything else that might just be too cool for you and me. They are Lily and Kristine, two college students who have four, yes four blogs between them, an Etsy shop, and now a Facebook fan page. Lucky for you, they will be giving away a lovely bobby pin set.
(Find out about your chance to win at the end of this post.)
I did a lil’ Q&A with the girls last week and here is what they have to say.
MELANIE: Welcome Lily & Kristine! I feel like I am interviewing a rock band… Err… uh, so when did you get started making jewelry, cards and collecting vintage dresses?
VINTAGE WHALE: We’ve been thrifting for ourselves for years now, but only recently have decided to share our finds in our Etsy shop. We started making jewelry, accessories, and cards approximately one week before Vintage Whale opened, so about a month ago! However, though we are new to the crafting world, we couldn’t be more enthusiastic or excited about our new ideas, pieces, and our shop’s reception by the lovely people of Etsy.
MELANIE: How would you describe yourselves?
VINTAGE WHALE: We are two college students who wanted to share their vintage finds and handmade goods with everyone on Etsy. Lily loves the color purple and has recently become an avid beader. She also loves scouring estate sales and flea markets for unique and fun finds. Kristine is inspired by anything floral and loves making things out of buttons. She loves going on thrifting adventures in her spare time. We have frequent crafting/movie nights to make adorable necklaces, accessories, and paper goods for our shop, and also to work on photographing our items!
MELANIE: Not wanting to skip a beat, is there anything else we we should know specifically about the shop?
VINTAGE WHALE: We never list anything in our shop that we do not adore ourselves. So, we hope that people visiting Vintage Whale will find something that they love as much as we loved finding or making it!
Thanks again to Lily and Kristine, the dynamic duo that runs Vintage Whale! To really get to know the girls, check out their aforementioned blogs and FB page:
Now, if you think you can hang with the adorable Vintage Whale gals, here is how to enter the contest to win their sweet bobby pin set…
You can choose from options 1, 2, OR 3:
1) Post how you found out about this giveaway
2) Subscribe to my blog “Hand on Hip” (I will check. So please, no cheating)
3) Comment on this post with the words: WHALE OF A TIME
…and don’t forget, always show some love by hearting the shop and your favorite items. It is much appreciated!
This giveaway will begin at 1 pm CST 6/19/2010 and will end on 6/27/2010 at 5 pm CST. One winner will be selected using random.org and will be announced in a post at the end of the contest. One entry per person is permitted. Prize ships to the United States, Australia, Canada, and Europe. *Email addresses are appreciated so that I can contact a winner!
Happy shopping, have fun, and good luck!