Thursday, May 15, 2014

A Great Win!


Several months ago I won a giveaway on Elaine's blog, Sunny Simple Life.


I got to select $75 worth of merchandise from Origami Owl.


I went to the website and chose a bunch of stuff, e-mailed Rachel of Rachel's Junk in a Trunk as to what I wanted and forgot about it.


Yesterday, I received a package in the mail.


I am a sucker for the marketing ploy of a great package design.


I love the little Chinese food take-out box and fortune cookie shaped jewelry boxes.


And, I love their motto, "we tell stories with jewelry".


I had forgotten what I ordered and it was so much fun to pull out all the little pieces from the box.


I love using words in my decorating in addition to wearing them.


I laughed as I created the I Can collage because I must have uttered, "I can't" at least 3 times today- all having to do with "I can't take this heat"!


I enjoyed styling the fun Origami Owl pieces for the photographs


even though I am not sure what I will do with them yet.


I definitely do 


and am loving Elaine and Rachel for introducing me to Origami Owl.


37 comments:

Melanie said...

How lucky you are that you won this giveaway! I'm familiar with Origami Owl, though I don't have any of their jewelry. I like how you've styled the charms already!

fiona anderson said...

What cute stuff, so 'up your street'. I need to go check out the link.

Kim M said...

Such pretty pieces and presentation...theirs and yours! I have never visited your friends or the shop, on my way now...Oh, and I may kick myself for saying this later, but send some of that heat over here! ;)

Ana said...

Congratulations on the win. Great pieces and cute post. Stay cool my friend.

Hugs,
❤️Ana

Junkchiccottage said...

Oh Carol what cute stuff you picked out. I will have to check this site out. Looks like it has some wonderful things. Congrats. I bet it was fun to get this sweet package in the mail.
Kris

podso said...

That's a fun surprise for you as you had forgotten about it or at least about what you chose. Cute things.

bobbie said...

Great stuff... off to check it out ~

Debby said...

Yes, it was a great win. I sell Origami Owl and I love it. The ones with the loops you can wear all together on the chain. The ones that don't have them are made to wear in the lockets. They look really good layered. I didn't see a locket. They are really nice. They have glass for the fronts and come in gold, rose gold, black and silver. It's a great company started by a young girl. Enjoy.

Debby said...

I see the locket on the invoice. Good for you.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good evening my friend! These are great little accessories for your endless idea bank for creating personable souvenirs for example, a BEACH GARDEN PARTY for friends! And your photography is excellent. Another dear blogger pal out in California is telling me about the horrible fires in San Diego. I pray you are safe and well. This weather is frighteningly strange.

chateau chic said...

What a fabulous win...always fun getting a package in the mail!!
Mary Alice

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a great win...I love gift certificates and it is always fun when the goodies arrive...I agree...It is all in the packaging!

Carol

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

Congrats on the great win!
I am loving all your pictures and colors....and your previous posts of the wheelbarrow garden (love), the colors post, the garden day that turned into major indoor tweaking of every vertical surface...
lots of eye candy here!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Lucky you! Such sweet little charms, I really like how you used one on the fork. Stay cool.

Msmoozys Open House said...

Congrats on winning and I love all things wordy myself! :-) Have a great weekend. :-)

Jeanna said...

Congratulations on our win! You chose some really cute pieces and their packaging is adorable.

Blondie's Journal said...

You picked out some great things, Carol! I am definitely going to check out this website. "I Can" is great, the perfect thing to chant! I do that whenever I consider asking hubby to do something heavy for me. Great satisfaction to say, "I did!".

Congrats!

XO,
Jane

Cozy Little House said...

Congrats on winning! Looks like they have some fun things in their shop.
Brenda

Patty Antle said...

What a perfect win for you, Carol! Enjoy!

My Garden Diaries said...

How awesome to receive such beautiful pieces! That is one of those fun sweet surprises! And I love their work! Your vignettes are stunning! Can you please send some heat this way.....I just spent an hour pulling plants into the garage to protect them from a cold snap we are in! Just crazy! Have a wonderful weekend friend! Nicole xoxo

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Well I like the little trinkets around your house!
What clever little surprises.
Possibly -- messages for your throughout your day -- congrats on the win. ;) Pat

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I just love to get packages in the mail - I bet you were so excited.
What lovely items you picked out and I am sure you will find the perfect places for them.
IT is so HOT - I have hardly gone out of the house - thank God for A/C
even the dogs are stretched out on the floor.
Enjoy your lovely gifts.
Mary

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a fun giveaway! Love the cute pieces you choose! I'm still trying to tell myself 'I Can' daily!

hugs, Linda

cynthia lee designs said...

Congrats on your win!! Hoping you are safe from the bush fires that are out your way.
hugs,
Cindy

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Congrats on being a winner (in more ways than one. You picked some great choices. I can be happy your won it, I can be happy your shared with us, I can be happy! Love the packaging that it came in and the owl is so way cool looking!

Kathy said...

Getting packages in the mail is just like Christmas morning because I always forget, too.
I was so happy to see your post with all the news about fires in your area. I am happy to hear you are safe and enjoying life!

Kathy said...

Getting packages in the mail is just like Christmas morning because I always forget, too.
I was so happy to see your post with all the news about fires in your area. I am happy to hear you are safe and enjoying life!

karen@somewhatquirky said...

OK. So the other day I was reading your post and Sammy walked across my laptop. He pushed some button that made your post get really long and skinny. So skinny I can't really read the post. This doesn't happen on any other blog. Just yours. I have to figure out just what the heck is going on. Because your photography is quite lovely and I don't want to miss it!

Botanic Bleu said...

Congratulations on winning! You have some FUN things to "play with." I read about the high heat in your area...can you believe we had a high in the mid-60s this week? Our weather has flip-flopped with yours. Today was only about 75 high. We are absolutely LOVING it.

Judith

greenthumb said...

Lucky you.

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

was that cupcake real? wow, gorgeous icing. yum!! i have ordered some from Origami Owl, i got a necklace for my mom ... i think i gave it to her last Mother's Day. like in 2013. so fun. i enjoyed picking all the goodies to go in the necklace. love the packaging too. ( :

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a great win Carol!! You could order the round holder for the necklace and fill it with all the charms.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Carol,
Cute packaging! Looks like you will have lots of fun with your inspiration words/jewerly pieces. Now I want a cupcake, yum ;-)
XO,
Vera

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow what a blessing to have won such an awesome giveaway! So glad to have discovered your blog!

Renee said...

Very nice. My best-friend gave me one of the necklaces last year for my birthday. I love it. Mine has a tiny camera and 2 little girls for my granddaughters as well as a few other pieces.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Lucky you! Great gift, you chose well. Love it!
Hugs,
Patti

Sam I Am...... said...

Congratulations and I like what did with them already....I would have never thought of that. You're so good! And "Yes, you can"!