November 4, 2009

And the Survey Says....GIVEAWAY


Well, almost free. Actually, I'm going to ask you for a teensy weensy bit of feedback, and for your time, you will be entered in a giveaway for an Herbal Eye Pillow of your choice.

1) What is your first impression of my shop?
2) What is your favorite item?
3) What is just far too overpriced?

Bonus: If you are an Etsy Seller and win, you will ALSO be written up as a Featured Seller on my blog!

Requirements: You must be 18 years old to enter. This giveaway is open internationally. Giveaway is closed at 11:59pm on Sunday, November 8, 2009 Pacific Time. Winner will be by random draw and will be contacted by me. The winner must confirm their win within 24 hrs of my email or a runner up will be drawn.

How to enter!
First Entry: Visit Elan Vital Anthology and answer the survey questions by responding in the comments below. Let me know which Herbal Eye Pillow you would like.
Second Entry: Follow my blog for second entry!
3 Extra Entries: Blog about this giveaway and hyperlink to the blog. Let me know in your comment.
5 Extra Entries: For each purchased item from ElanVital Anthology during this giveaway, receive 5 extra entries! Be sure to post comment here so that I know the purchase is from you.


beth said...

1....I love your shop and the first impression is great ! favorite item overall is the pinafore, but I could use the eye pillow !
3....overpriced item...hee hee, the pinafore... BUT if I had a tiny one at home, I'd probably buy it anyway :)

Liz said...

1) I think you've got a great looking shop, the photography is great and the items are cute, and they look well made.

2) I like La Poire Business Card Sleeve

3) Over priced item? I think the 5 x 7 prints are a little high at 35$..but I have no idea. I would expect something around a 8 X 10 for that price, I think. But maybe I'm wrong and that's the going rate.

paintingpam said...

1. Your shop has beautiful items, but there are too many different things.
2. I love the fly away eye pillow.
3. The Burmese Book ends--They are too pricey for me, but I know they are valuable.

PS I'm following you!

Lori said...

1. a little bit of everything , something will catch your eye fav is the rhiannon barware , love butterflys and orange
3.I just wouldn't pay 10 dollars for a card sleeve
4.I'm following you

Emily Piper said...

1) LOVE IT! Your style is very much like mine!!
2) LOVED the ornaments! The cutie little owls. UGH! So cute!!
3) NO WAY!! We spend a LOT of time working on this stuff! I think you are very reasonable!!

Also, Id love it if youd concider my store for a feature! We are new, trying to get off the ground, and Id love to get some feedback :-)


becky n said...

the contrast between the eye pillows, card sleeves and bookends against the Christmas vintage stuff is a little jarring.

I really like the La Poire card sleeve.

I don't know that anything is far too overpriced - don't know the value of the bookends, but they could be a great deal - just not in my budget.

Gilliauna said...

1) What is your first impression of my shop?
My first impression is that you have great photos with excellent clarity and color composition.

2) What is your favorite item? Because it's beautiful and functional.

3) What is just far too overpriced?

I think your business card sleeves are a little overpriced. Not "far too" overpriced though. The bookends are way expensive but I don't know if it's a good price for them or not.

Cindy said...

Great first impression! You have a mix of vintage and handmade... I like that. :)

My favorite are the owl ornaments.

I guess the most overpriced items are the prints, but I'm no expert on pricing. I tend to price my stuff too cheap. :\

My favorite eye pillow is Vintage Bouquet.

Cindy said...

I'm following your blog. Yay! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi there!
1. Impression on your shop: interesting, maybe needing a bit more variety (but that comes with time, for sure) & less vintage items (that's a very personal opinion, but I tend to stick to the idea Etsy is used to buy handmade & to know the "artist").
2. What I love: all the herbal eye pillows (idea, variety, fabric) & I quite like the business car holders
3. Too pricey? The Burmese bookends. Only a real connoisseur would buy them at such a price. And are there many of them on Etsy...?
Thanks a lot for the giveaway and keep on creating!
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Aik said...

1) Pretty with cute items!
2) Antique Rudolph the Reindeer Ceramic Figurine
3) I think the prints are quite pricey.

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Aik said...

I'm a follower.

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Aik said...

I blogged. +3

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va said...

1. My impression was I found your store interesting and it's also a mix and mesh of items . I feel those items need to be organized together like the eye pillows with each other , the business card holders , etc . So that it's easier on the eyes because it seems a little confusing .

2. My fav. item is the herbal pillow in rose and lavender -

3. I think the bookends are overpriced but I also find them to be beautiful and someone who had that kind of money who likes home decor items might like to buy it .

I am also now a follower of your blog :)


Sheila B said...

1) What is your first impression of my shop?

Very uniqie items :)

2) What is your favorite item?
The elf!

3) What is just far too overpriced?

Maybe the bookends? That could just be that I'm not an expert on wood and I have no idea what that kind of wood goes for.


Megan said...

1 - Love the shop. :)
2 - Favorite item is...
The granny knitting bag.
3 - I would say the bookends are a little too pricey... they definitely stand out in your shop. But I am sure they are worth it and someone would pay it... I'm just not sure that person is someone who is merely perusing your shop. Does that make sense? It's like they're for a different audience.

Cute blog by the way. :)

Wehaf said...

At first glance your shop was very appealling, but I am not such a fan of the vintage items, especially the kitschy ones; they don't seem to go well with the more sophisticated and modern items you offer.

My favorite item is the wool birdie pinafore.

I like the Limited Edition Vintage Bouquet eye pillow best.

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Kasie said...

1) What is your first impression of my shop? I like the vintage items. Nice banner and initial items!

2) What is your favorite item? I love the handblown glass songbird! :)

3) What is just far too overpriced? I don't think much is over priced. Maybe the bookends?

Mizz Snape said...

1. Cute, unique unsought goods.
2. I love the La Poire Business Card Sleeve! Very neat idea.
3. I'm comfortable with the prices as well.

Mizz Snape said...

I followed your blog too :)

JuliaA said...

first impression: nice shop listings. i really like your avatar. i'm not thrilled with the banner, design-wise. it's ok but it doesn't really reflect your listings as nicely as it could. it would be cool to see something softer, that had a similar style to your sewn items. that would be really appealing. i think i agree with some of the other comments about the kitchier vintage stuff, and how it doesn't really fit in with your overall style otherwise.

favorite item? i love the bookends. and the organic lavender and lemon verbena eye pillow. the pinafore is adorable too.

what's too overpriced? i think the bookends are well-priced, given the material. they're gorgeous. maybe the rhiannon barware? i'm not so familiar with how vintage stuff is priced.

JuliaA said...

i'm following your blog now!

roro said...

1. First impression is the folksy style of the shop, love it:)!
2.Fav. item is the Wool Birdie Pinafore - now if only it was made for grownups! Heh..
3. Hmm.. I'd say the Christmas ornaments are a bit much for me. But theres people that really go out of their way to collect them, so thats just me:)

Hope this helped! I hearted you so maybe you'd get some more hits?


Jennifer said...

1-Whimsical. There's lots of fun colors and great items in the shop.

2-The knitting bag is my favorite item. You just don't see these anymore!

3-The bookends seem more out of place than maybe too high priced. The price is high but if they're antique then they may be worth it but the HUGE difference in the price of the bookend compared with your other items just seems odd.

Hoped this helps!

Anonymous said...

1) What is your first impression of my shop? My first impression was how wonderfully colourful all your items are!
2) What is your favorite item? My favourite item is the Organic Lavender and Lemon Verbena Eye Pillow
3) What is just far too overpriced? NOTHING is overpriced!!

The herbal eye pillow I would love to have is: Organic Lavender and Lemon Verbena Eye Pillow


Anonymous said...

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edmontonjb said...

1. I think the shop looks great. I only wish there were more items to browse
2.My favorite item is the Granny's Vintage Knitting Bag
3. I would say the vintage book ends because I would not pay that much for them, but I don't know much about that sort of thing.

My favorite eye pillow is the lavendar + rose petal


edmontonjb said...

I'm now a follower

JaMean said...

1. First impression: I LOVE the relaxed look of the page. Makes me want to buy already!

2. Favorite item: Herbal Eye Pillow - Organic Lavender and Rose Petal.

3. Overpriced item: Honestly? Nothing looks terribly priced. You get what you pAY for. :)

JaMean said...

I am a blog follower! Thanks for the cool giveaway!

JuliaA said...


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jenjems said...

A day late and a dollar short...story of my life! I finally got my computer up and the giveaway is over...boohoo! Now I'm following you though!

janil said...

My first impression is relaxing and then i saw you have fantasic items, some of them too antiques.

Wool Birdie Pinafore is my favourite item.

The bookends perhaps, but I imagine they are valuable!!!

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