Wednesday, October 29, 2008

dejected address file needs good home

address file for someone by you.

Don't you just love giveaways? I swear, to me having something to giveaway is so much better than actually winning a giveaway! (Although, that would be ok, too) I really wish that I had enough of my products right now to have giveaways all the time. Unfortunately, my current career (mama) doesn't allow me much time to make my things these days, but...

This past weekend my father delivered to me a box of his "rejected" address files. Some of them I couldn't even tell what was wrong with them, until he pointed out the imperfections. Most are unfinished wood, but I will be trying to fix them up and give them away here over the next many weeks.

I have here an address file (as photographed above) that I do not wish to sell, as it is imperfect. It has a slight chip on part of the bottom, and parts of it's finish are uneven and slightly scratched. Overall, these blemishes are only noticeable when one picks this address file up and examines it. But it is still in good overall shape and I hope that it will find a happy home out there with one one of my wonderful customers or readers or friends. 

Please leave a comment if you would like to give this sad little address file a home - I will randomly draw a winner next week or so. 

And, thanks for reading, everyone!

289 comments:

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christine said...

I have been waiting with bated breath for you to announce the re-release of those address files. If I were selected, I'd be over the moon and oh so grateful!

xo Christine

Ez said...

I am probably too late, but I would be honored beyond expression to receive your beautiful little reject!
Send him to his happy home with me!
Thanks!
xoxo
ez

Jessica Mundt said...

Yay! I've wanted to buy one for soooo long...I'd love to have one now even with imperfections...it would be the perfect addition to my home :) Thank you!! Jessica

Claudia said...

It would look so pretty on my desk...with my big orange cat sleeping next to it ;)

It is so beautiful. Love!

Dyan said...

the word "perfect" all depends on how you look at it.. :) thanks for the giveaway offer! what a treat!

jamie said...

oh that would be a nice thing to have!

Kathryn said...

the imperfections make it all the better in my books! keep up the amazing work, Sharilyn!

Jinnie said...

Oh, pick me!!! (Okay, gotta calm down.. )
Thank you for this wonderful chance. I promise to give it lots of love. :)

Best wishes to you,
Jinnie

betsy said...

Oh wow, this is beautiful! What a generous giveaway. My whole life is about embracing imperfection -- this beauty would match perfectly. ;-)

Lili said...

Oh goodness!

I've wanted one of your address files for years and years. I'd love it and it's imperfections. I'm researching a new business right now, and the file would be perfect for all of my soon to be contacts.

Pipsqueak said...

I would love to win it. I'd also love to say something witty and pertinent about how I really love your sense of color and style (which is true) but I'm fresh out of appropriate coherent sentences at this point in the day.

Nanna said...

I hope I am chosen to win an address file! Imperfect..fits right along with me!

Anna said...

Your address files are beautiful and I love reading your sweet blog! I hope you get a chance to create more things soon.

shanon said...

Oh! Please add me to the list of people that desire this pretty treasure! =)

Holly said...

oh, i would be sooo delighted if i won this, i have a spot on my desk for it and everything.

Jen said...

I will keep the names of all the people I love and would love to know better. I will do nice things for all of them by mail!!!

hannah said...

i love these beautiful address files... i would be happy to give it a wonderful little home!

chelsea said...

Oh I love these.

sonj said...

oh i'd love to be added to the list for the draw :). thanks for sharing bits of your life and loves with us! i've been enjoying my sky blue pocket book for years now... jotting in things from back when I first received it in london ontario, through to ottawa, china, and now langley. hope you have a gorgeous day :).

Kimberly said...

for over a year i have simply refused to buy a new address file, checking daily for the return of yours...

my phone book is a mess, a collection of little bits, scribbles and scraps. but the joy your blog has brought me in return far outweighs the disorganization...

i'm not too proud to beg... please, please..choose me

annie/curbsidetreasure said...

thanks for doing a giveaway :)
i have always admired your address files.

Suzanne said...

ooh! pick me! pick me!
i have always coveted your address files :)

Tory said...

I would absolutely love to give this perfectly imperfect file a home. All our address information used to be stored in Palm Pilot software, that is until the software died and the backups refused to work as well. I've been on the lookout for the perfect old fashioned method to keep addresses and this is it!

amy@kwid.com said...

I have always wanted this special item, made with love from lovely design. I am crossing my fingers! And if not, I will have to purchase one for sure this year!! xoox

Leslie said...

I love this little file box! It would be awesome to receive one from you.

elena gold said...

i'd like to have this lovely file in my home, as I s-l-o-w-l-y work toward having all my possessions be treasured and loved. I am also delurking to say how much I love to peek into your world from time to time. You have a magical eye. :)

d & k Buckmaster said...

I have no address file and would love one! Cards are scattering about, with no home. Yours are so lovely. I hope I win!!
Kallie

Julie said...

You know we wouldn't mind if we had to put it together ourselves! Here's hoping :)

cloth.paper.string said...

i've been a fan of your work and your address files for ages.

i'll say there's nothing sad about this one you're giving away, expect for the fact it is coveted by so many and there will be only one lucky winner.

thanks for such generosity!

Crystal said...

Put me in the running! I need a address file. :)

Molly said...

Okay, commenting on this one too. I've been coveting on this for ages! Put me in the running!

Patty said...

Oooh! I loved these when I first read about them and then I found out they weren't available anymore. I'm crossing my fingers and toes!

Anonymous said...

Oh, yesplease! I'm ever so unlucky, but I'd love to try! How unlucky? I've never managed to get my hands on one of these address files is how unlucky! Thanks for the chance! - Katrina

Kelly Milner said...

Greetings. I would love to give the little file a happy home on my desk filled with all my design contacts.

Thank you!!

Annie I said...

Imperfectly perfect! I hope I win this!

Heather said...

Oh I hope I am random enough to be picked! I promise to give it a very good home on my very imperfect desk!

waltz, matilda said...

So lovely- how lucky the winner will be! Your dad does gorgeous work, it seems.

Leslie said...

I would LOVE to be the proud owner of a slightly imperfect address file. I am slightly imperfect, so I would be the perfect imperfect owner of one!! ;-) Thanks for the chance!!

j.chong said...

oh how i have been eyeing that beautifuly crafted address file, the ones with the imperfections are the ones with character!

Geninne said...

Oh! me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me!!!!
You know how much I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE it! Your gorgeous address book would love Mexico so much :)

Miss Fae said...

imperfect things are my favorite things!

lucky jackson said...

Perfectly imperfect like me. Fingers crossed

Emily said...

so lovely.

Marie' said...

I can't even tell you enough how much look forward to your posts. The address list is so beautiful.

heidi kenney said...

I would treat it with extra love + care :)

nicole said...

Oh my! A slight imperfection! Add me to your giveaway!

Mary-Ellen said...

Please pick me! Pick me! I have been on the waiting list for so long. I want this so bad.

TrippleJN said...

Well, I would love to be in your drawing. Isn't it nice to know how many people love your work?!

Jenny

alexandra said...

It looks lovely to me!

Hayden said...

Ohmygoodness, the address file is where I first heard of lovely design and the reason I started with this blog in the first place. I so hope you offer these for sale again sometime. :)

Helen said...

Oooh! We used to sell them at a shop I work at in Charlottesville, VA -- but I began working there just after we sold out. We use one for the shop, and I lust after it. I'd love to receive the "runt" of the litter!

Mrs. Ryan said...

Oh how dreamy! I'd love love love to win! Thanks for blogging this!

Sexy Lexi said...

Love those things! I've been pining for one for a while, so thanks for the chance to win one :)

Jennifer said...

That sad little file would make me very, very happy. How nice of you to offer it on your blog.

Glassford Hill Girl said...

Like most everyone else, I've had my eye on one of these for the longest time. What a treat it would be to win. *fingers crossed*

Michelle said...

I've adored your address files since I first saw them a few years ago. Would love to win one, so thoughtful of you to give it away, despite its "imperfections". Thanks!

Alex said...

Ah, a fresh, clean home for the addresses. Wouldn't they be lucky to live here.

Jen Kim said...

So lovely of you to giveaway such a beautiful address file! I'd be pleased as punch to receive one, but so would all of these other deserving folks.

(Hey, we should do a trade sometime. I'd be happy to knit something for A. or yourself for one of your lovely creations.)

Jessica said...

I'd be delighted to give this address file a home! Thank you for the generous giveaway!

Abbie said...

Yay! I would love one, imperfect and all! What a terrific giveaway.

Jenny said...

An imperfect address file would be perfect for this imperfect organizer. I'm a full-time overspent mother who gets really happy when she has something pretty to put on her desk in between the dozens of pictures of her beautiful boys. I would love to add this to my desk!

Yayer said...

I would love to be in the running for your address file. I'm sure it's just perfect. I had a chance before when they were available and always held off thinking that my tech versions of organization were fine. But now with the world zipping by, the thought of reverting back to handwritten or printed information sounds amazing. I need to return to simple and uncomplicated. No more dealing with crashing computers or dying hard drives and just having my contacts' info at arm's length.

Your daughter should pick the winner!!

Best,
Arnette

Kup,Kup Land said...

What a great giveaway!!!
wonderful adress file! I love it so much!

Best.

Kima

Patty said...

Oh! I'm such a big fan....my fingers are crossed :)

cheers,
patty

FreshMD said...

I've been wanting to personalize my office at the clinic and that lovely address file would be the perfect place to start!

Aoi said...

Ohhhh... I've always wanted one of these.

Jessica said...

Oh my, what are the chances? Holding my breath and crossing my fingers!!

leslie said...

oh, your infamous address file. i am in love. all over again!

Rachel said...

[jumping up and down] OOOO Pick me!! Pick me!!

=0)

endumen said...

Beautiful. :)

Tabby said...

Pick me. : )

pangabanga said...

oh dear it seems like i'm too late?? i hope i made it in time!

selina said...

I would love to be included in the giveaway.

Thanks for your blog and being willing to put yourself out there.

eM said...

O my GOSH!!!

I just recently e-mailed janet at three potato four to ask her about the lovely little address card file featured in so many of their photos - she referred me to u and i got so involved in your blog, I never inquired about it

well, now I know that if i were to win one, I would be a very lucky girl!!

Kate said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Thank you so much for giving him away - I love that your Dad makes the bases, too - what *lovely* symbolism! Addie is so lucky to be born into this artistic family.

I would be so happy to give him a home - pick me, please!

script&serif said...

I would love to own one of these beautiful address files! They are just too pretty.

Anna said...

oh if it's not too late I'd love to be included in the chance for one of your absolutely gorgeous address files. thank you so much!

Cruela_de_Vil said...

It's beautiful! Lets see if this time I'm lucky... who knows???
Montse P.

pebbledash said...

I've been waiting and waiting too....so the chance to win one is extra special. Thank you!

Erin said...

oh these are beautiful. i would love to be included in the draw! xoxo

ilieoverthesea said...

dejected is such a lonely word

cheeky.cicak said...

Me! Me! Pick me! :D You're the kindest, really, thanks for offering your beautiful address file as a giveaway again. Glad to hear the address file is back in "production"!

aine said...

I have been coveting one of these beautiful address files for some time but it always appears as sold out. They are so unusual and beautiful crafted - glad to hear that there may be some more available again!?

Inge said...

Oh I just love these files, to have the chance of winning one is fantastic! Also, can't wait to see how your quilts turn out :-)

Pierina said...

I love your work and I'd love to have one of your address files!! :)

the dipe squad said...

Ooo...I want it too! They are so lovely, and I haven't wanted to buy a copycat from someone else. I was hoping you would offer them again. Dings and imperfections are no problem for me! I'm looking forward to seeing your next work (also the tree quilt...instructions to share?). Best wishes!

Angela said...

Oh I have been eying your files for awhile now. This one, imperfect or not, is so NOT sad. I'd love to give it a home! :)

Alanna said...

i admire your design, style and blog and would love to have a chance at your giveaway. :)

Jeannette said...

Hi there! Everything you create is awesome, even with imperfections!

All the best
Jeannette

EliseBlaha said...

i would love to win! it looks perfect to me...

kmdegroot said...

goodness that is a lot of comments!

it is beautiful, and i've been admiring them for a long time.

i have a daughter addie's age and feel a similar pull to create that my little one disagrees with as well...

quietly going mad... said...

I would love to win! Imperfections create a story!

Lovely Paper said...

please oh please pick me :) i will cross my fingers in the meantime!

Sandrine Deleuze said...

"Art doesn't have to be perfect" I have a rubber stamp with this quote ! and I totally agree ! Difference makes things unique !! I would looooooove to be "picked" and win this imperfect beauty ;-) Smooch

Sandy said...

I've also been waiting to see what you'd have available to purchase next. But a giveaway? How exciting.

mary said...

Imperfect is perfect to me!!

meladoriem said...

Oh please pick me! I have been holding out for one of your lovelies for years. I've even seen impostor files and refuse to buy them because nothing compares to a true original regardless of any imperfection!

Megan said...

Oh! I've been in love with this address file for ages and have coveted one for what seems like forever. My fingers are crossed that I get picked!!! :)

lauren said...

oh my gosh! this little beauty is flawed? like hell she is!!! i see her like myself...colorful and unique with her beauty radiating for those who truly care to see! :)
i know she will find an amazing home!
[preferably mine!! hehe!]
*

kim said...

love love love this piece of your work!

Sheralyn said...

So pretty! I would love to have one. :)

the adairs said...

'flaws' are what make us unique and beautiful. i would be honored to have this beautiful address file.

avie said...

please, please, pretty please pick me! but I have to warn you, I will not use this for addresses. I have no idea what I would use it for, but I know that it will look so wonderful on my desk and I'll figure something brilliant out when the time comes. thanks for offering!

JJB said...

oh me, me, me. this address book has always been so inspiring to me. i'd love to have it gracing the shelves of my new house (that we close on today!!)

Casey said...

I would purchase it even with the imperfections! they are so great! I would love to win... pick me! :)

danielle said...

Scratches merely give it character. I would love love love to win! thanks for being so generous

Judy Grubbs said...

I would love to win an address file. Your work is lovely.

Rik said...

Ooooh, I've just been waiting for the day when you might be giving these away! Love to read about your adorable life and your adorable girl!

kate said...

Oh, this is definitely easy on the eyes. My poor cold Minnesota fingers would love to flip through this while I make my bacon party invite list.

Tracey said...

Oh do please pick me!! Pretty please!

Beth said...

Ohh, covet!!!!

Ems said...

oh I love your blog and I love that address file!

Cat said...

I would love one of these... pretty please...

a cat with fins said...

yes, yes, yes! eeii!

mary grace said...

considering there are already 115 comments and you just posted this yesterday... i'd say my chances are slim, but i would love to win one! :)

christine said...

*fingers crossed*

Rock Star Librarian said...

Yes. Please.

melissa said...

i'd love to have one, please :)

bekbecker said...

i too have been waiting so long for this to come back! please me!

LakeRuby said...

These address files are SO wonderful! I have been wanting one for ages! Giveaways are so fun, thank you!

Nicole said...

I have been dying for one of your address files! I would love this one - imperfections and all :)

sara said...

I'd be honoured to give it a loving home. It would be right at home in the West End.

Rachel said...

I adore your little address files, and I would be so honored to have one in my home. Imperfections are what gives objects personality, right?

Sarah said...

Love love love these! It would be well loved here.

heidi karen said...

please count me in! your address files are beautiful, perfect or not!

Maria said...

what are the chances? hope it get picked!

Grace L said...

This is so beautiful despite the imperfections.

Gul said...

How nice of you!

I wasnt lucky last time you had a give away and I wish I will be this time :o)

very exctiting!

neveryawn said...

Wow, what a great giveaway. I would love to win an address file. Since I decided not to get an iphone, I was hoping for another way to be both stylish and organized!

Joanna said...

Oh me oh my, I have been typing customer addresses up on my computer, so dull, what my little bird t.shirt company needs is one of these beauties... yes please x

christina said...

wow! tough competition! ;)

sharilyn,

i've been reading your blog for a about six months now. i'm a writer newly residing in burnaby (from vancouver proper) and have been drawing inspiration from your love of our suburban city, and my alma mater, SFU. thank you.

i love your joy for life and your amazing creativity.

stop by sometime. :)

christina

www.christinacrook.com

varina said...

To little project,

Please be mine..

varina

tiff said...

I would love one of your address files! I hope you find time to make them again so I can buy one of I don't win this one.

YESIYESI said...

OH! I have always longed for one of your Address Files! I couldn't afford them when I first discovered your shop, and then when I could, you stopped making them! :< I hope I can win one!! *fingers crossed*

oladios said...

Oh , I would love one :))

Lucia @ D*LSH Design said...

ohhh goodness I've been wanting one for soooo long! It would be perfect in my new studio. Pick me please!

sarah c-l said...

Your address files are so lovely, and make me long to spend time filing away the names of my loved ones and then write them long letters all winter. I would love to buy one someday but thought I'd also try my luck here! All the best to you.

amber said...

awwww...shw looks perfect to me!! & i have the perfect place for her. :)

sara said...

oh little address file...please be mine for Christmas! (but I'll open you a little early!)

nan*allison said...

to say i want one of your address files would be inaccurate. at this point it has become a physical need.... no other address book could ever do...

sk said...

You and your blog are lovely, your address files are lovely, and I would be honoured to be picked. Keep up all your good work; I find you to be a great source of inspiration.

tanepuri said...

I've been sneaking peeks of your inspiring blog. I guess this is a good time to come out to say hello.
I love that your father works/creates with you and cares about being perfect.
Would love to have a piece of your creation. Thanks for sharing.
Naoko

Caroline said...

I've been waiting and waiting to buy one of these...they are precious. So this would be a treasure!

Caroline said...

I've been waiting and waiting to buy one of these...they are precious. So this would be a treasure!

Tracey said...

wow! i've been wanting one of these for at least two years now. Each time I seem to have just missed the last batch! Would love an imperfect one. still beautiful and functional in every way. thank you-

jenadrion said...

Love your blog and your work! :)

jfox said...

oh how lovely!

Anonymous said...

What about giving this treasure a new home in Switzerland?! It will be the most beautiful address file in the entire country. And above all in my home!
anni

lori said...

oh please, pick me! :)

Jenny said...

My rolodex needs a makeover. Your generosity is admirable!

Jessica said...

I'd be honoured to have this beautiful file come live with us in Nova Scotia! I love your work and enjoy reading your tales of motherhood, as I became a mama myself last year.

Marina said...

Oh, wow! I've been hoping these might come back up for sale again soon :D

I'd love one - It would make a perfect gift for my mother-in-law, who keeps all of her addresses in the smallest little flip book you've ever seen.

Lauren said...

i hope i am not too late, but have been looking for a beautiful address file such as yours for years and would give it the most lovely of homes. i love imperfections and believe that all objects are the better for having them. if you have already given this one away, could you please let me know if you have any currently for sale anywhere? i would most certainly purchase one if there were!

susanj said...

Happy Halloween and thanks for having this giveaway...how lovely, lovely!

kate said...

oh, i would love to be the winner of this beautiful address file. i already have your pinecone poster and it needs a friend! (your work is beautiful and thanks for having this giveaway!)

Breezy Babies said...

I will take any imperfect address file you may have, so long as it is functional, I am dying for you to have them back in the shop.

Wendy said...

oh boy.. i would love to have one! thanks so much for having this giveaway - so generous of you :)

Katie T said...

oooo...does this mean address files are on the way!?

I would love a chance at this on :)

Melissa of {craftgasm} said...

oh my gosh, I'm so excited that there will be another one of these treasures out in the world again! Even if I'm not picked, these are so darling that there should be many many more of them, spreading happiness and cheer to their surroundings. :)

layersofmeaning said...

me me me!!!
a little address file is just what we need in our new home!

Laura. said...

aw, who WOULDN'T want to receive this?!

sarahdaymon said...

Hello! I too would love one of these; I'm one of the many who check back regularly to see if they're available yet and imperfect or not, they're the greatest. Pick me!

Lorenza said...

ALthough I read there are already 163 comments, I hope that the 164th may prove lucky with your random draw for a winner... as I would love to give your address file a good home :) I dream and work towards setting up my own business and the address file would be sooooo beautiful to have as well as being a good luck charm too! :D

Zoe said...

It still looks beautiful to me! If it wants to come to England I would gladly give it a home :)

amandajean said...

oh, my, this would be greatly cherished at my home! it's beautiful.

Christina said...

Do want!

Meigh said...

Pretty please please let me be picked for this pretty pretty address file!

chris said...

oh just seeing this lovely file makes me happy - how i long for one.keeping my fingers crossed!

andrea said...

oh how i adore these....as you well know, i am desperate!!

I would love to be included in the give-away!!
Thank you for offering another one!

andrea

Nikki said...

Oh my gosh, YES. I have one of your pocket notebooks and it's one of the most inspiring things I've ever purchased online. Your design aesthetic is a treat. I would love to have a shot at this!

michelle.d said...

I would be very happy to give the little address file a good home! It still looks gorgeous to me.

Lia H said...

it is gorgeous, i would love to be included in your giveaway!

Hayley Lau said...

If only that imperfect beauty would be mine..

It's lovely of you to give away such a coveted item, despite it's faults.

flowerpress said...

Lucky 175th LOL!
It seems like it will have a very loving home wherever it ends up :-)

sarah said...

I've been wanting one of your address files for ages!

eddie and rachael said...

I love this address file! Looks perfect to me!

Anonymous said...

i want in on the action! i've wanted in since i first spotted these lovlies years ago in real simple magazine! my fingers are crossed!
thanks,
a

missy said...

oh...how i have always wanted one of your lovely files! maybe it's my lucky day! :)

Luuvely said...

from the moment i saw this in one of my magazines..ive wanted one...you've been out since I saw it! and when i saw it on www.threepotatofourshop.com as a "prop" i knew it was for me!! i waaaaaaannnnnnttttttttt iiittttt......:)..like yesterday!

Anonymous said...

yes please!!!

Jamie said...

I'd love to win this! Your files so perfect!

Elizabeth said...

I have always wanted one of your address files. Please put me in the drawing.

Aa, A and K said...

me me me me! pretty please, that is!

Leslie said...

that would be a dream come true.

Andrew and Crystal said...

yes, please!!! count me in. hope i'm not too late. i've been wanting one of these forever!

jeannie said...

At last, a chance to welcome one of your little beauties into my home! Yes, please!

Jill said...

okay, here's one more dreamer that has been wishing for one of these for the last few years... you are so generous to give it up!

TJ said...

I have your Beautiful Leaves and Beautiful Conifers pictures hanging above a desk, and this would look so nice under them. A bit of a lovelydesign shrine, if you will.

Ema said...

Maybe I am too late as well? But it's worth a try! I have many of your beautiful things -- all my favorite journals are yours -- and have always regretted not getting an address file way back when... Thanks for all the wonderfulness.

Diane said...

I've been wishing for one of these for a couple of years now! I would love to give the perfectly imperfect address file a good home.

tiffanyandink said...

You're father is so talented and also so kind. You're lucky to have him around in your life. These are so fun and creative. I love them!

ines said...

i love your blog, your photographs and your art, here i am keeping my fingers crossed...

Kristen said...

How nice of you to offer this as a giveaway! I'm hoping to be picked, but good luck to all!

circleskirt said...

Hello, I would love an address file! Your work is beautiful :)

Elizabeth said...

I have been wanting an address file for so, so long -- they are so wonderful, and the idea of keeping addresses on paper, and crossing out the old ones and updating as needed, is so much better than digital everything. I know this file will find a great home.

zaneta hahm said...

Ooohhhh! I have been coveting for so long... it would be just lovely to have one to call my own!! Thanks for the opportunity.

Alyson said...

Looks like there already a lot of comments, so we'll see if I have a chance at winning! Your address files are beautiful, and I would love to win one.

skona said...

fingers crossed!

Megan said...

I would love to give this beautiful address file a home!!!

xoxo megan

Tiffany S said...

With a 4 year old, 10 month old and working part-time - I know how hard it is to create, thanks for sharing and inspiring me!

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