Friday, June 19, 2009

Giveaway: Under the Shade of a Bonsai Tree

WAHOO! We made it to the end of the week. I'm happy to report that I slept better last night after pulling my bed to the middle of the room and sleeping under the fan! It doesn't look great, but at least there aren't any falling surprises. (Our landlord reacted in the best way possible and is sending a pet- friendly exterminator to the house.)
To help celebrate the weekend, we have a wonderful artist offering a bit of a giveaway. First, let's talk about Under the Shade of a Bonsai Tree. Jacqueline is an Australian based artist who's shop consists of a little bit of everything: necklaces, magnets, bookmarks, and earrings. I was drawn to her work due to her use of "vibrant Japanese chiyomagi paper." B has been using this material for his paper cranes and it's wonderfully detailed and colorful.
YUBIWA Ring $14
I adore these sweet hairclips.
In Bloom Hairclips $12
Jaqueline also offers an assortment of jewlery without the paper, like this love vintage-style ring.
Grey Lucite Chrysanthemum Ring $10
Under the Shade of the Bonsai Tree is offering to one super-duper lucky reader a $25 gift certificate to her shop!
Do you know what that means? It means, depending on what you choose (oh the choices) you can get not one, but two items!
HARU Bracelet $18
Where can you find Jacqueline? Her blog, Facebook page, and Etsy Store.
Her work is creative and sweet and I'm thrilled she's offering a giveaway on Down and Out Chic.
Here's how to enter:
1) Please be a Follower of Down and Out Chic or subscribe via a reader. Giveaways are a BIG THANK YOU to my readers. If you're new, great!
2) Please visit Under the Shade of the Bonsai Tree and tell me what you like.
3) Leave a comment here...it's easy as 1...2...3!
A winner will be drawn June 24th at 6pm-ish. Good Luck and Happy Weekend to you and a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Jacqueline!!!
~Christina
{p.s. My internet at home is not working so I may be M.I.A. this weekend, but I'm going to try to catch up with your lovely blogs asap!}

56 comments:

Sabine, La Marquise des anges said...

Your weekly giveaway are such a treat ...Jacqueline's shop is so beautiful !!! I really love her jewelry and her bookmars are so cute !!!


sorry to hear about your home connection ... It is not working very well hre either ... too many thunder storms.

have agreat weekend Christina ...

Simply Mel said...

Another talented artisan with beautiful pieces to offer the world!

I love teh Haru bracelet!

Happy weekend to you!

Blair said...

The hair clips are adorable! Have a great weekend.

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oohh I adore that Chrysanthemum ring! gorgeous!
hope you have a wonderful and 'peaceful-no-bugs' weekend!
p.s. oh my goodness! what a nightmare with that roach! I hate them too and I think I would drive totally mad if ANY bug would fall on me!

Jessie said...

I really love the colors that she uses, especially the springtime blossoms necklace.. I love this stuff! Give me a call this weekend or stop by, Christina! Koah would love to give you a smile.. .

Nessa said...

Wow - there is a lot to love here... but I really need to have the lava and green necklace... It is perfect.

A Life More Fabulous said...

Beautiful! I adore Japanese paper!
You and I are totally on the same page with that this week - I have a giveaway for a japanese paper journal!

Casi Leigh said...

WOW, I feel absolutely bewitched by all the vibrant colors!! I have a craving for a bowl of fresh fruit now, for some reason, haha. I especially like the LOVE Cinnabar necklace!

Definitely bookmarking this shop for future I-deserve-a-sparkly moments!

Meg said...

Great stuff! I really like the Chyrsanthemum rings...

Sunshine said...

I'm a follower, and do I really have to pick only one thing? It's all so pretty!. Alright, I really love the Maroon Lucite and Filigree Hair clips. They are sweet beyond words!

Ginger said...

Love, love, love! I once made a Japanese crane mobile out of beautiful papers like this; I have a hardcore passion for Japanese prints;) I love her necklaces and charming little rings; thanks for another great etsy find, Christina, and happy weekend!

umama said...

As an avid reader... I am in love with the Green Cinnabar and Coral bookmark http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22527292
Buuuut I think I would be tempted to get the Lava and Green necklace
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22880767

Great Giveaway!!

PS~Erin said...

I'm in love with the red cinnabar & lave necklace and that HARU bracelet you featured. Such neat pieces!

Being Brazen said...

Love the jewellery. I absolutely adore the flower ring - amazing!

:)

Love your unique and awesome giveaways

flynn said...

I love lucite! It's nice to see it in colors that aren't pink. The green and black necklace is awesome.

Lauren Jade said...

I love the gray ring! Very cute and so cheap!! :D i like. Have a great weekend.

Iva said...

ohh I love that giveaway ring! BUT my fav on the Etsy shop is HARU Bracelet :) LOVE IT! STUNNING!!

I'm glad you slept better, and I'm happy landlord reacted well :)

Have a great weekend! Oh how I dislike internet troubles!! SO SORRY

<3

TheBeautyFile said...

That grey lucite ring is to DIE for! So glad you slept through the night!! No falling creatures!!! No nightmare on Chic street!

Hanako66 said...

I NEED those rings....they are all so gorgeous!!!

LiLu said...

Those chrysanthemum rings are GORJ. You always find the best stuff, love!

heisschic said...

couple of things-

LOVE LOVE LOVE this jewelery. yup.

also- just got my "my life has gone to the dogs book" that you pointed me to. it's perfect. heart touching and perfectly sized for unassuming guests to reach for. ha- it's amazing.

Rachel said...

I sure do love these give a ways!!I am really loving that "green flower amongst the wood" necklace!!

Her stuff is adorable!

Annie said...

oooh, I have to say my favorite piece is that chrysanthemum ring! it's absolutely gorgeous! this is such a sweet giveaway.

Rachel Follett said...

These are all so beautiful! Have a great weekend!

throuthehaze said...

i like the Grey Lucite Chrysanthemum Ring

Katie F. said...

I am loving the Powder Blue Posy Lucite Ring. It is beautiful!

Joels said...

I love the Maroon Lucite and Filigree hair pins! Adorable!

joelster87@hotmail.com

Kellie said...

You are going bezerkus w/ all your fabulous giveaways! Love it! My favorite are the Ikebana Hair Clips (although everything she has is gorgeous!

Happy Friday!

denise said...

I like the Maroon Lucite and Filigree Hair clips

Melissa said...

Awesome blog you've got here!

megs said...

I love the In Bloom Hairclips. I could easily see myself wearing them.

Jessica said...

I think Birdie amongst the blossoms is lovely :)

Leanne Lonergan said...

I have followed and I love this
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22757753
Maroon lucite hair clips!

Terese said...

i really love the springtime blossoms necklace

im so glad i stumbled upon your blog , its beautiful, and so are the little gifts and surprises that you find along the way

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

Green SAKURA ring is darling. I love everything, I always do. The hair clips are really sweet.

xo

Hi, Lane said...

I love this: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22933550

Please enter me!

shelliebellie said...

hey new to your page! and loving it so far. excted to dig into the archives!

what a beautiful shop! i absolutely adore the chrysanthimum ring!

have a great weekend!

juliesjewels said...

I've just added the follow you, and between my 7 year old son and myself we picked this as a favorite in the store...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22933550

Beautiful work

Marilyn said...

The chrysanthemum lucite ring, for sure.

Sam said...

Birdie amongst the blossoms! This necklace is such a sweetie! "Hello" from Sydney to fellow Etsian in Tassy!

vicki archer said...

Disaster - no internet...such lovely jewellery. Happy weekend, xv.

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous pieces! I especially love that bracelet!

xoxox,
CC

nicole addison said...

the vintage white flower ring is just gorgeous! wow. i really can always count on you for such amazing finds!! her shop and blog are to die for also :)

Kotori said...

Each week you seem to find the most creative people who are willing to just give away their gorgeous things! Love these - I love Japanese paper... that ring is fabulous. I just don't know which one I'd choose - a ring or hairclip. They're all so pretty...

Gabbi said...

Great giveaway, I love her Navy Lucite Ring.

Glad to hear the small bug problem is getting taken care of... when I was growing up we lived in a house behind a restaurant and we think the roaches came from there. No matter how much my poor mom cleaned and sprayed they never went away. It was horrible and so embarrassing when friends would come over. I was always afraid that one would pop out at any moment!

Pixel Wild Child said...

Wow! very nice shop!!!

My very favourite is the Haru bracelet:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17159437

Hopefully I will be the happy winner! :O)

Kristen Sara said...

I am new to your blog but I adore it!
My favorite item is the Maroon Lucite and Filigree Hair Clips. They are marvelous!

EisforElise said...

That ring is beautiful and I really love the Koyo hair clips!

Trish said...

Great shop! I love the Green Flowers Amongst the Wood Necklace. Unique and very cool!

A.Mountain.Bride said...

the Chrysanthemum ring is divine...

pick me pick me!!

junbug said...

It's so difficult to choose a favorite, but I think the snowflake and heart necklace has to be it. So gorgeous. I'm now following your wonderful blog. Glad to have discovered it! :)

juntei.designsATgmailDOTcom

CourtneyM said...

I adore the In Bloom hair clips and chrysanthemum ring!

leni said...

Wow, such awesome items all at a great price! I'm loving the "Navy Lucite Ring" and the "Green Cinnabar and Coral Bookmark"!

Quixsa said...

Wozers! I love the choice of colors for her pieces, always vibrant :0)

Nicole said...

These are all really great! But I have to say, I'm in love with the KIRE earrings :)

UU said...

me me me me me~~~i love the ring! quite oriental i'd say.

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