Wednesday, 16 December 2009

A quick competition

A quick competition to celebrate my 600th post and distract me from the fact that a) I haven't started my Christmas shopping and b) it's snowing and my boiler has stopped working. I can't even bring myself to call someone out yet as that's accepting the worst - I'm hoping, with diminishing likelihood, that it might come back to life.

Anyway, to enter: let me know which is your favourite item from my shop, or which you'd like to win the most, and I will send you a parcel of goodies which will include it. If you are in the UK, I promise to post it tomorrow recorded delivery so it will arrive in time for Christmas. To make the Christmas deadline, this giveaway will finish tonight at midnight (GMT.) Good luck!

To clarify: if you are not in the UK, you can still enter. I just can't guarantee that you will receive the prize before Christmas. Oh, and if you don't have a public profile, please leave your email address in the comments.

85 comments:

uglygirl said...

Oh my gosh! You rock. Those gifts look gorgeous. It's very difficult to pick a favourite because everything's so lovely so I will say the lace tape, which I would give to my sister who needs something to seal the envelopes on her wedding invites (as they're not very sticky). Love your blog.

Fallon said...

I have enjoyed your tape and string for some time. Its hard to choose a favorite but I's say the typewritter and lace tape :) Good luck with your broiler and stay warm!

Tonia said...

I hope the boiler repairs itself soon - nothing worse than hearing a repairman suck his teeth before giving a large quote!
I love your Paris Polaroid postcards - but then I do have a thing about that city.

Ashley said...

What a lovely Christmas-y idea!! I love the tooth fairy kit, and although I have no use for it now because I have no children, I dream about my children and the excitement they would have about the tooth fairy!

Jenny said...

really love the tapes. especially the owl tape, the lave tape and the wordsworth tape. hard to pick which one!

Bethany said...

It's just impossible to pick a single thing from your shop as it's all so lovely. I agree with the above two posters that one of my favourite items would have to be the lace tape. However, the notebooks with the scalloped edges just have the edge for me. Hope your boiler kicks back into action - you have my sympathy (having spent a month last year with no hot water, and ice on the bathroom windows brrrrr).

Becky said...

The Paris Polaroid cards! Off to Paris for my birthday in March and already dreaming about it...
Thanks again for mentioning the Shoreditch Sisters fete btw, it was lots of fun and we had a good turnout. Will post pics soon!

Kickcan and Conkers said...

The tapes are all gorgeous but I think i'd have to choose the Wordsworth one, especially if it's being discontinued (I love all of them though).

Brigitte said...

This is an impossible task! For some reason, I've never before visited your shop, but I'm hooked!

To be pragmatic, I'm going to select the item I'd use the most -- the charcoal agate notebook. But I'm quite partial to the tape designs, as well!

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HannahB said...

oh wow! 600! congratukations! hope you get your boiler fixed.

I am in love with your tooth fairy kit, and know just the tot to give it too! (Well, I know of a mum who would love it, anyway!)

make do mum said...

Last winter we had no boiler so I sympathise!
There is so much lovely stuff in your shop. If I picked one thing it would be the scalloped notecards - simple but so pretty.

Heather said...

The lace tape is lovely, I also like the typewriter tape very much as well. And the wine tags! So clever! I think my favorite is the one with the bees that says "Nothing says Thank You like a bottle of wine I know nothing about." Ha ha.

Beth said...

Lace Tape! Lace Tape! Soooo pretty :D

George's Mum said...

wow!! this is such a generous giveaway! I love the typewriter tape so much and red and white bakers twine is always very cool.

I hope you're not freezing with no boiler!!! Congratulations on 600 posts that's impressive!

merium said...

I love the Scalloped notecards~they are lovely! Hope you can stay warm and cozy in spite of the boiler!

Katiecakes said...

I love your lace tape, it's so pretty and would look amazing considering I'm already wrapping my gifts in brown paper.

Katie xox

Claire Hurd Design said...

Such a fantastic selection of goodies. My favourite item is your lace tape, it would look great on parcels wrapped in brown paper.

Keep warm, Claire x

notesfromthefrugaltrenches said...

A huge congratulations on the 600th post! That is a real accomplishment!

For me it would be the Paris pictures, I would lose a little bit of my soul looking at them!

Lise C said...

Wow those gifts really look pretty!!
I´m sorry for your boiler. I hope it´ll work very soon.
Stay positive and think that christmas shopping is the most fun close to christmas :D
I really adore all your things, but I really love the "momerabilia notebook".
Your blog is very nice and cozy.
Lise :)

The Little Things said...

I love your shop - I can't resist stationery and I am gutted that I hadn't visited it before as I have just bought some baker's string. I think it's hard to pick a favourite but I suppose it would have to be the Paris Polaroid postcards. I am wrapping my Christmas pressies in white tissue so these would look lovely tucked under the ribbon. It's so cold - hope your boiler fires up!

JustJoan said...

Lovely shop! I'm torn between the red square tape and the 26cm white doilies. I am in the U.S., but I don't care if I receive it after Christmas just in case I win. :)

Sarah said...

Lynn,
I love everything in your shop, but the pink doilies and gold-imprinted lace cards the most.
Thanks so much for offering the giveaway!
ps: I'm in the US; I hope I'm not too late!
--Sarah

Janie said...

I am torn between the owl tape and the graph tags. And a lot of other things...

Rhianne said...

I cant resist your giveaways! I hope you get your boiler fixed soon. I love the whole tape and string section but I especailly love the lace tape!

Miriam said...

I am absolutely torn between the agate and metallic embossed notebooks. And the wine tags crack me up :)

Alison said...

Wow - great giveaway! I love everything (especially the things I've already bought!) but of the things I haven't, I'd have to say the owl tape. Have a lovely Christmas. Alison x

Siany said...

I've just written a blog post about the Polaroid postcards, it would be awesome to win some so I can carry on my postcard project:

http://www.sianyland.com/2009/10/my-new-diary-project.html

Happy 600th post!

Leslie said...

My favorite is the red square tape!

hannah said...

I love the typewriter tape and Hello Bicycle notecards. Happy Christmas to you! Fingers crossed.

Anna said...

Favourite item has to be the I love lists notebook.

Perfect and simple. I think it may be the answer to finally get me organised.

Down and Out Chic said...

the brooch as a topper to the gift is such a nice touch!

whoatemycrayons said...

I have always coveted your tapes. Just wonderful. Who would have thought sticky tape could be so funky!

Grace@PoeticHome said...

Congratulations on the 600th post - and cheers to 600 more to come :)

My favorite treasure in your shop is the Tooth Fairy Kit. Can you tell I am nesting with only one more month to go in the pregnancy?

I also love the Paris polaroid postcards and the "I love" scalloped notebook.

Sarah Jane said...

i love this wrapping:) happy holidays!!

Jessica Hills said...

This is so nice of you to do! I absolutely love the "I Love Embossed Flower" Notebook. There are too many other things I love too, but this is definitely my favorite.
jessicahills22@gmail.com

Rambling Tart said...

Beautiful pressies!! What a lovely competition :-) I adore your Paris postcards :-)

Linda said...

Love reading your blog and your things are amazing. My favorite is the Memorabilia notebook and the lace tape.

You Are My Fave said...

oh how i love the hello bike notecards - and not just because my polaroid is included in the photo.

Emily said...

I love the hello bike notecards. Very cute. I like not having a reason to write a note other than "hello"!


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Carmen said...

I have been following your blog for some time now, but I'd never seen your shop! I love the typewriter tape. And the Paris polaroid cards. I have to choose one? The tapes are just sooo original, I'd have to go for that. I hope you have lots of blankets around you and a good pot of tea. It's freezing out there!

Linda said...

<3 Acacia notebook! Love it.

choc_eClaire said...

What an awful time to be without a boiler - it's icy today! Snow in December is a rare treat though; reminds me of this warming little thought, which seems appropriate at this time of year:
“It's the national addiction: warmth on chilly winter nights, innocence on Saturday afternoons, the essence of hearth, home and blissful abandon.” (Patricia Linden)
Just the spirit evoked for me by the lovely things in your shop. My favourite is the Owl tape. Congratulations on your Big Blog Benchmark!!

ναταλια said...

Hello:)

I love the Paris Polaroid postcards
and from the tapes I can not even choose!!
I'm a big fan of cards and letters and I hope to win this!

Keep up the good work I can 't wait for new products:)

*Kisses from Greece

Natalia - 92natalia92@live.com

Katie said...

Everything is so fantastic that it's so hard to pick one favourite - but I think it's the I Love Lists notebook - that's all my notebooks get filled with anyway :) Hope you get warm soon - snuggling under duvets with hot tea helps me in my freezing flat! x
kt_saxon {at} hotmail {dot} com

Shannon of ** Happiness Is...** said...

Your Paris polaroid cards are just the sweetest! xoxo

sammy and glenn: pachadesign said...

what a lovely thing to do!

difficult choice, we like so many things in your shop ... but we are going to choose the paris polaroid postcards.

Nina said...

Congratulations on 600 posts! I really like your 'I love' embossed flower notebook. Very delicate and gorgeous.

irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

Heather said...

Dear Tea For Joy, a very generous offer indeed, I'd choose the hello camera notelets, very cute. Thanks, and a happy Christmas to one and all. Heather

SAJ said...

I feel for you regarding the boiler - it's freezing here in London tonight. Hope it realises the error of its ways soon.

Congratulations on the 600th post of a truly inspirational blog.

As for my favourite item in your shop, as others have said it's hard to choose, but if pushed I'd have to go for the 'Library' birthday card as it's so original. The 'Noted' notebook came a close second though.

Sophie @ Century Finds said...

I am freezing just thinking about you - hope you can get your boiler fixed soon!
I love so much of what you have to offer. Right here, right now though, the Paris Polaroid notecards are doing it for me :-)
sophie(at)centuryfinds(dot)com

Elli Moody said...

I love your shop! I'd love to win the tooth fairy kit as my five year old has his first wobbly tooth and is a bit worried about it!
I love reading your blog and seeing your great finds.

paola said...

Lace Tape please! Enjoyed your list of design blogs in the Times too.

Francesca said...

your shop is so lovely!!! I have to say that the lace notecards are gorgeous, as are the paris polaroids!

and i am in love with all of your clever printed tapes [: especially the lace and the daffodils, though i think the lace would get a lot more use! far too much- i'd probably run out in no time...

frannieface77@ucla.edu

Rebecca said...

I love anything lacy, the notecards are especially beautiful, and I also have a thing about doilies at the moment too. What a lovely Christmas thing to do!thank you!

Palimpsest36 said...

I'd never noticed your shop before. What a nice selection and so hard to choose just one! I like both the daffodil and lace tapes, as well as the "but the tag is so pretty" wine tags. Very thoughtful of you, too, to have a giveaway. keep warm.

vreese5 {at} gmail {dot} com

kelly said...

i fell in love with your lace tape too having popped over to take a peek at your shop. soooo many scrumptious things! you are a lovely lady for making such a generous giveaway.

congrats on number 600. i hope 2010 brings many more : ) and i'm definitely keeping fingers crossed for your boiler situation...expecially with the snow thing we've got going on!! lots of tea to keep warm? Xx

Victoria said...

Congrats on your 600th post. My blog is just a wee baby compared with yours!
Decisions, decisions. Your shop has such lovely things. But I'd love the Hello Bike cards if I were lucky enough to win. Merry Christmas.

Leigh said...

love love love the lace tape! merry christmas!

Searching for Sporadic Surprises said...

I can't go past the wine tags. I still love the "nothing says thankyou like..." one. I blogged about it way back here...
http://searchingforsporadicsurprises.blogspot.com/2009/08/on-another-note-i-found-glimpse-of.html
Love your blog!

Cassie said...

oh lynne, so sorry to hear of your boiler. i love everything in your shop, but if I had to choose it would be the scalloped notecards... perfect for any occasion.

Cassie said...

SO very hard to choose one thing; it would have to be your wine tags - especially 'It's red, that's all I know' wine tag.

Sympathise with you, we have no hot water at the moment and the snowfall had me worried today too!

pillarboxpost said...

Three quick things...
1. Happy birthday!! Or anniversary or whatever you want to call it! Keep 'em coming!
2. I'm going to go with library card as my favorite
3. Thank you so much for including me on your times 50 list!! You made my day/ week....month. Defintely saved me from an otherwise swinefluish day. Yuck. Cheers!!!

PS good luck with the boiler, eek!

philippa said...

Oh chick - wrap up warm and snuggle a hot water bottle! I adore your bakers twine (I snaffled some up from you soon after your opening) and I keep lusting after the lace tape, but to be honest, I'm lustign after everything in your shop. You have curated such a wonderful collection!

grace said...

i would love love love your go to town notebook - how very pretty (:

Nikki McWilliams said...

Happy 600th!

Have followed your blog for a while now- I particularly love the Yellow Acacia Notebook (It seems to answer to my loves of grey and yellow, and also brown paper!)in your shop!

Louise said...

Congratulations on your 600th post!

My favourite has to be the 'I love' embossed flower notebook. So pretty.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed xx

Inka said...

What a wonderful giveaway! It's really hard to pick one favorite, because they all are so lovely. But, if I have to say just one, I think it is the "Another day" notebook. So cute!

Kalimna Mohamed said...

Your products are gorgeous. I hope your boiler is fixed soon. Spontaneously by itself preferably!

I love your "hello camera note cards" and the owl tape is also beautiful. I could go on.... the Paris Polaroid postcards are simply gorgeous.

Kalimna Mohamed said...

Your products are gorgeous. I hope your boiler is fixed soon. Spontaneously by itself preferably.

I love your "hello camera note cards" and your owl tape is also beautiful. I also adore your Paris Polaroid postcards. Simply wonderful shop.

sophinee said...

It was hard choosing just one but I think the Paris Polaroid postcards are my favourite so fingers crossed! :)

Bonnie Van Voorst said...

I love the Charcoal Agate Notebook- I always carry a notebook in my bag to jot things down, and this would make me happy each time I pull it out. So lovely!

JadeElise said...

The paris polaroid cards are so lovely!

lee said...

I love the charcoal agate notebook (and the lace tape...and all the winetags..and and and..)

joandrob said...

wow, what a heavenly shop! I love everything but if i had to choose it would be any tapes, doilies, the library birthday card and the tooth fairy kit is adorable (i'll definitely be getting one for my daughter).

Muoi said...

Hands down, I love the lace tape and the way you've used it with simple brown wrapping paper.

Thanks for the chance to win some great goodies!

Knoopjes said...

So much nice stuff, what to choose!
I really like the typewriter-tape!
Good luck with your boiler, I hope it'll fix itself!

Sydnor said...

J'aime les cartes postales Polaroid Paris!! and basically everything else...

Pamela said...

Gracious! How to choose?! The 26cm doilies are so unique, but I think the lace tape is my favorite! Stay warm, dear!

anna and the ring said...

Oh no, come and stay with me our boiler is finally working!

P.S. Love the I love lists!

one's own sweet way said...

I love the owl tape- so adorable!! Thank, I"m crossing my fingers :) For more inspirational findings, check out: www.onesownsweetway.blogspot.com

sewbettie said...

Hard to pick, but I love the lace tape! Too adorable... i would put it on just about everything...

Naomi said...

I would have to choose the Tooth Fairy Kit because my daughter just lost her first tooth yesterday and I realized we don't have a tradition set up yet!

down pillow said...

LOVE the sweet “Noted” metallic notebook :)

Deb said...

There is so much! I love the typewriter tape and the gift tags. And the tooth fairy kit. Need I go on??!

deb AT freshnestdesign DOT com

Andrea said...

Oh, the owl tape, please!! And here in northern Vermont there was a big "thump" in our house this morning, which we soon discovered was caused by the double faucet of the utility sink in the basement exploding off the *frozen* pipes under the unsealed window... Had to turn off the water main, call a plumber to the rescue, and go to work with no shower. Good luck with your boiler!!