Friday, October 23, 2009

Giveaway: The Cottage Cheese

Happy, happy Friday lovely bloggie friends! Let's start the weekend off right, ok?
Not only do we have a super cool vintage shop being featured, the shop happens to be owned by the incredibly friendly and lovely blogger, Marsi.
This giveaway is pretty stinking amazing. The Cottage Cheese is giving the winner a CHOICE between two very different prizes.
First, we have a vintage, adjustable, peacock candelabra in a gorgeous walnut finish. You can arrange this beauty however you'd like (how amazing would this be on a dining table for the holidays???) and it even folds flat for easy storage. Details, including measurements, can be found here.
Danish Modern Bird Candelabra $35




OR...
an Argus A series camera from the 1940's! This particular one is a postwar Argus A2B and it's been tested and works wonderfully! All of the details, including lots of terms I know some you photographers will be familiar with, are located here.
Argus A2B Postwar Bakelite Camera $42



Not only is Marsi offering an amazing prize, but she's also offering a 10% discount for the duration of the giveaway to any item in the shop. Simply put "downandoutchic" in the notes to seller and she'll refund you via Paypal. Perhaps you could use some vintage knitting needles, some stinking cute pyrex mixing bowls, or a Polaroid land camera? Take advantage of the discount and get some holiday shopping done early!

How to Enter (up to 3 entries!):
1. The Cottage Cheese has a plethora of awesome vintage goods. Visit the shop and tell me what you like! You should check out her blog too; I'm an avid reader for good reason.
2. Are you a follower/reader/member of Down and Out Chic? Great! You get to enter a second comment simply saying, "I'm a reader!" Make sure to enter a SEPARATE comment or it won't count.
3. Tweet, blog, or Facebook about this giveaway and send me the link!
Links:
*Shop
*Blog
*Twitter
*Handmade shop
So what will it be: a gorgeous peacock candelbra that will add an eclectic retro vibe to any space or a functioning, one of a kind, vintage camera???
I could almost pee my skinny jeans, I'm so excited!
xo,
Christina

114 comments:

Being Brazen said...

This is SUCH a cool giveaway !!! LOVE IT

Rhianne said...

Oh my, I love love love the vintage camera! Fantastic giveaway!

Rhianne said...

I follow your blog!

Carolann said...

I love this vintage camera.

And in the shop I love the old 1918 cookbook. And the Sleek Metallic Blue Train Case. I think you posting this contest will be bad for my credit card in the end!!

Carolann said...

Ps> I am a reader.

Rebekah said...

oh my goodness! there are so many cool things in the shop. LOVE all the vintage cameras. and the soap opera book...:) made me smile. lol.

Rebekah said...

i am a reader!! gotcha on my google reader so i don't miss a post. :)

Morgan said...

Great giveaway! I collect cameras so definitely could add a vintage one to my collection!

Morgan said...

I'm a follower!

Herschel said...

The octopus pencil holder in the chop is hilarious and handy -- I love it!

heather said...

I'm a follower!

heather said...

And my pick would definitely be the vintage camera, but I also LOVE love love the green canister set. It would look so cute in my light blue kitchen!

Marilyn said...

Argh, I would really love to win this one. I love the cottage cheese! And cottage cheese. She just did this cool diy on a stool which has inspired me to finally get moving on my own (a cute drop-leaf side table picked up at an estate sale). Suffice it to say, I love everything in her shop. I just really want that candelabra.

Marilyn said...

I'm also a follower!

Rhianne said...

I posted about your giveaway!

http://fortheeasilydistracted.blogspot.com/2009/10/things-ive-learnt-from-blogs-this-week_23.html

Casi Leigh said...

Cute! Love new vintage shops. And that camera is just luscious.

Casi Leigh said...

I follow the bog too!

Jaime said...

Cool giveaway! I would go for the camera- my bro is a photographer and this would be a great xmas gift :)

I am a follower!

Thea said...

The camera is very cool (but does it use regular 35mm film)? The candelabra is pretty great as well. Her shop is great...I love the "cake" cover (I usually just use a bowl to cover my bakings).

Thea said...

"I'm a reader"...I love your love for vintage items (I went right over to Etsy and bought that beautiful leather Frye bag you had posted a few weeks ago. I love it!!)

Eartha Kitsch said...

I pretty much love everything in her shop but that poodle needlepoint is my favorite!

Eartha Kitsch said...

Oh, and I always check out your blog! It's great!

Nessa said...

i am in love with the Metlox Poppytrail California Moblie Platter.

Nessa said...

I am also a follower!

flynn said...

ooh. i love the pheasant tumblers for thematic purposes. they makes me want to drink whiskey and smoke cigars even more than i usually do.

it would totally be the candelabra, but both are very covetable.

flynn said...

... and i'm a follower.

Fresh said...

I'm a reader, and I love Marsi!

Fresh said...

My favorite Cottage Cheese item is "1960's Weepy the Wee Wee Novelty Figure in Box". Weird and adorable.

natty. said...

I like the little metallic green stapler.

natty. said...

I am a blog subscriber!

leni said...

i love vintage everything, and i'm dying to have that camera!

leni said...

i am a reader!

Red Boots said...

Such a plethora of loveliness! I love love love the candelabra, but I'm also eyeing up the Orrlaskan Striped Wool Blanket in her etsy shop, as well as heaps of other things in her shop!

Red Boots said...

Ps: I'm your newest follower!

I'm also having a giveaway on my blog - http://www.red-boots.blogspot.com - to celebrate 100 posts!

other-option said...

What do I lke? Ummm, everything! What a great shop! The camera would be amazing....
- Danielle

other-option said...

I'm also a follower so this is my second entry.
- Danielle

Tess said...

I would love any of the retro glasses or the book "The Use of the National Forests."

Tess said...

I'm a follower!

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE those vintage cameras!

jessMelear said...

I love the Orange Plastic Lantern set, so cute! The old orange color used in so many plastics always seems to make me smile.

jessMelear said...

Also, I'm a follower! (When are we going to see more DIY adventures?!)

jessMelear said...

Also also, Tweet tweet! http://twitter.com/danger_melear

LiLu said...

"I could almost pee my skinny jeans"

Ahahahaha! I love it!

Jeni Photo said...

I love the Argus LC3! after I saw that I knew what I was going to try and con people into getting me for Christmas. I recently bought an Argus C3 and it's my new best friend.

Jeni Photo said...
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Jeni Photo said...

Also, I'm a reader

Clorivak said...

I love the Kromex Canister set...but this store is cool...waay too many awesome choices.

Pippi Langstrumpf said...

Wowweee - I love the green Kromex cannister set.

Fab prizes. I'd just love to win the bird candelabra!!!

jrodemann@hotmail.com

Pippi Langstrumpf said...

I'm a follower!

off switch said...

loving this giveaway! i would be a happy camper with any of those vintage cameras from her shop! especially this one... http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31152445

{and if you hadn't guessed, i'd choose the camera if i were lucky enough to win!} ;)

off switch said...

i'm a reader! ;)

drollgirl said...

rad giveaway! the cottage cheese is FABULOUS! i bought a purse from her a while back, and i love it! she also had a lamp a while back that i could just shoot myself for not getting! bah! i wonder if it is still there. must go look NOW!!!!!

Pixel Wild Child said...

This shop is full of interesting things, the objects are very nicely selected and presented and some pics look like art on themselves ;O)
I would love to win a vintage camera!!! they are cool! I also like the houswares in the shop... good luck to me... I never win anything! heheheeeeeeee
Have a nice weekend Christina! ;O)

Pixel Wild Child said...

I am a follower! always! ;O))

LENORENEVERMORE said...

I adore Cottage Cheese blog!
Love to click on that handsome camera...
yes pleassse! Happy Friday Christina darrrling! ~xo*

Gabby said...

Ooh, winning that camera would make me soooo happy! I really liked her shop...I have a 'thing' for old pyrex, so I may have to add to my collection :)

Gabby said...

And I'm a loyal follower!

Apt. #34 said...

Just retweeted! http://twitter.com/apartment_34/statuses/5109536931

Great giveaway - thanks!

Teresa @ good-grace said...

o.... m.... G! I LOVE that wool blanket!! (Good Lord, Marsi - the things you find! I'm full of envy ... I a good way!)

And Christina, you crack me up: "I could almost pee my skinny jeans, I'm so excited!" (and I love, your blog!)

Teresa @ good-grace said...

I'm a follower...
;)

NodtoMod Vintage said...

um so yeah--- i pretty much dig her eclectic shop..all of it! i do love the harvest orange stool. would add the perfect pop of color to any drab room!

NodtoMod Vintage said...

im a reader as well! and off to twitter the giveaway!:)

Hanako66 said...

wow, that both items are seriously amazing!!!! I'm loving the shop!

Gabbi said...

Awesome giveaway Christina!! I love both prizes but that camera sounds incredible. I've been wanting a new camera :) The shop is packed with pretties, but I love the 1960's enamel flower embossed cookie tin from Holland. I love vintage tins!!

graciee. said...

i am loving this giveaway.
my favourite thing has to be ever single one of those cameras, i am huge fan of cameras, especially vintage ones!
xx

graciee. said...

i am a follower !
xx

Quixsa said...

Amazing giveaway! After much consideration, I would go for the camera- not to say that my heart doesn't flutter for the candelabra but that camera is just too nifty!
I'm also a fan of the sun beamy 1970'sish wall clock. too cool.
I'm a follower!

Hi, Lane said...

That camera is amazing!!!

Hi, Lane said...

I'm a follower!

Wanderlust said...

...I'm a new follower, amazing camera!

Diana said...

A working Argus? Count me in.

Diana said...

Follower!

Diana said...

I was very hesitant to tweet this. Alas,I did it for you, and that camera!

https://twitter.com/ourcitylight/status/5138499549

sushi_noem said...

I like the bronze gooseneck desk lamp.

sushi_noem said...

follower

Sam said...

1950s drawing perspective book!!! Very cool shop to be sure!!

Sam said...

...and I'm a follower!!

steph finds that the.. said...

I am lovin that vintage polaroid!!

steph finds that the.. said...

I'm an avid reader!!

steph finds that the.. said...

Tweet!http://twitter.com/Stephhhanny
gosh I hope I win, it's such a darling camera!!!

Callie Grayson said...

i'm a stalker hmm i mean reader:)

Callie Grayson said...

what's not to like, so many things. I added the shop as a favorite. The orange enamel tea pot, the books (love old books) the eames shell chairs. and so much more.

Thanks for the intro of the shop, I will be by that shop a lot!!
xx
callie

Angie said...

I'm a reader! Great Giveaway.

Angie said...

There are so many things I love from their shop. I love the candelabra you are giving away, the octopus pencil holder would be a great addition to my desk at work. I have a slight (ok, serious) addiction to vintage cookbooks. Wow, thanks for highlighting this shop!

Ginger said...

Oh my goodness! I love the books, and the vintage cameras! I think I just found another favorite store . . . ;)

Ginger said...

I'm also a follower;)

lauren winter said...

what an awesome shop! I love the bronze gooseneck lamp from the 40's.. but all of the cameras have got to be my favorite. the brick is the best.

lauren winter said...

and I facebook'ed about this great giveaway!

http://www.facebook.com/laurenewinter?ref=profile

Meaghan Kelly said...

holy Hannah! I had never visited this shop before and it's fantastic! I'm having trouble picking a favourite, but based on my current mood I'd have to say the best item is the heavy duty Orrlaskan striped Wool Blanket!! It looks like just about the coziest blanket there is!

Meaghan Kelly said...

I am officially a reader of the Cottage Cheese!

Meaghan Kelly said...

oops, I am officially also a reader of Down and Out Chic!

Meaghan Kelly said...

and I tweeted about this awesome giveaway!!!! http://twitter.com/lefthandendevor

minishoes1 said...

I love It's a Picnic 1960's cookbook. This is my kind of shop! It was fun looking at all the items and Great giveaway!. Thanks! jacquecurl1@gmail.com

minishoes1 said...

I am a reader. jacquecurl1@gmail.com

animegirlie at gmail said...

oh my - I would love any of those cameras she has in her shop!!

PuggleTrouble said...

I'm a reader!!

PuggleTrouble said...

I love sooo much of the stuff, but especially the Gilded Pagoda Stacking 3- Jar Set!! Love it!

anotherfishinthesea said...

what an awesome giveaway...i love marsi's happy yellow mushroom mug, its so cute. hehe.

robin_titan said...

Oh my gosh! The Brass Roller Skate BTS Belt Buckle is the best buckle ever!!! So awesome!

lcintocable{a}gmail{d}com

robin_titan said...

I'm a reader!

robin_titan said...

Posted on sidebar here:

http://tvandbookaddict.blogspot

Oh gosh I love photography and winning that camera would make my year!

Thanks for the chance :)

vanessa said...

Ahh! That camera is wonderful!

And from their shop I LOVE the Argus LC3 Camera with Case (aka The Brick)

Hayley Britt said...

I love the 1960's Enamel Flower Embossed Cookie Tin from Holland. I have the same tin in Navy. My daughter is using it for her treasures.

Hayley Britt

Hayley Britt said...

"I'm a reader!"

Hayley Britt

kathy said...

i think the coolest thing has to be the '70s home decor book.
if it's still available when i get paid on friday i'm buying it!

kathy said...

...& you have a rad blog, btw.

i'm a reader now...

jen said...

I love this:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30650891#at

I actually marked it last week as a favorite!

jen said...

I'm a reader!

Shrimp Salad Circus said...

I love the Polaroid Land Camera 80A!!!

shrimpsaladcircus{at}gmail{dot}com

Bree said...

I love it all, but the cameras are my fave!

Islandia Lane said...

I'm a reader ;-) and absolutly love the camera! And I love in her etsy shop that she has even more cameras to choose from. I'm always searhcing for vintage cameras at flea markets but so nervous they won't work - nice to have her word that is does! awesome giveaway!!

Little Gray Pixel said...

Marsi has such impeccable taste. I love her blog and store, my favorites being the cameras she finds (I collect them).

littlegraypixel (at) yahoo.com

Digital Misfit said...

LOVE that peacock!

Cottage Cheese has some of the coolest vintage on Etsy. The midcentury brass united clock with maple leaves is awesome.

heidig@gmail.com

Digital Misfit said...

Im a follower!

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