Monday, May 31, 2010

a quickie giveaway

Hello! I am looking for good homes for 2 of my handmade address files***

The first file is in almost-perfect condition, it made of ecologically harvested solid maple wood, and finished with a nice non-toxic satin finish. The only thing 'wrong' with this file is that it has a small dark spot on one of it's top sides (you can see the little mark in the photos). I actually love this little spot, but others may not so much and so it is not for sale.

The second address file is made of, again, ecologically harvested solid black walnut wood, and finished nicely with a non-toxic satin finish. It looks, however, as though somewhere a long the way it may have been banged, as one of it's back corners is a little bit dented in. You cannot notice it at all unless you pick it up and examine it, but still it will not be sold.

Each file is filled up with 200 address cards, each of them cut and punched personally by me! (I can now cut these cards with my eyes closed) Many of the cards are patterned with my own designs and printed on recycled paper, some are solid-coloured cards, and some cards are cut from re-cycled cardstock such as vintage library book cards. Each file is numbered, personalised to the recipient, and made with a whole ton of care and love!

If you would like to have one of these special address files to call your own (or give to a friend) Please leave a comment and I will randomly pick two winners tomorrow evening (Tuesday, June 1st, pacific time) This contest is open to anyone, anywhere in the world. Good Luck!

***This contest has now ended - comments are closed. Thank you to everyone who entered!***

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naa said...

oh, I've always wished for this... maybe this time I'll get lucky. :)

Joanna said...

I would love to be entered in this. Flaws are the best...I think it gives character. :)

jmeyer814@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Oooh!
Let's hope june the 1st is my lucky day! I love these!

My mailadress is cathny at online.no

Lisa said...

I would love one of these. They look so beautiful and I don't have an address book. I'm always having to ask people for their addresses before I send them things, even when I should already know.

Stephie said...

yes, please! I would love one! They are SO cute!

Adina said...

There is something lovely about old fashioned address files that their electronic versions just don't have.
I'd love to win one.

Katie said...

i would love one of these! I am the worlds biggest skatter brain so these i am sure would help with some of that haha

kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

Bea said...

I have read your blog for a long time, and longed for an address file. Currently I use a "vintage" metal index file, which I love, but it isn't nearly as pretty as these. I would be honored to win.

Me? A Mom? said...

::drool:: I'd love to own one of these. I'm hoping luck comes my way!

Angela said...

Your address files are so lovely; winning one would be even lovelier!

Franzi said...

wow, they look so pretty. i would love to win one of them!

Shelley Mc said...

Stunning! I would love to win.

mimminie said...

These are so pretty, I would love to win one!!

Suzy said...

What a lovely giveaway. I would be thrilled to give one of the files a home - I agree, any "flaws" add character and are a reminder that things are made by hand.

Jennifer said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAS! LOVE IT!

erika said...

oooh! I've always loved these, would love to have one. :)

Fruitful Fusion said...

You are so kind! Always giving away these beautiful files of yours! I'd love one!

fofof said...

uf... I want one of these so so so so much!it's really beautifull

oneluckycouple said...

I love these! I would give it a very good home :).

Sarah B. said...

Oh, I love your address files! What a generous giveaway!

Upnea said...

I love your handmade address files and would like to win one, hopefully the winners know how to appreciate the love and time they have dedicated to them.
Greetings from Tarragona, near Barcelona, Spain

sheetal patel said...

i love the files (have one on my someday-when-i-finish-paying-off-grad-school list) and would love to win one!

Jona said...

I would love to own one of your lovely address files. They are simply beautiful!
Thank you so much for this chance!

Kyrie said...

Your generosity always amazes me. You have such a kind heart! xo

lou said...

I would love one!
Would you send it to Buenos aires??

xx
Lou
almacendelou@gmail.com
almacendelou.blogspot.com

Jeannette said...

I´m normally happily lurking and too shy to comment but for this wonderful giveaway I have to come out of hiding. ;)
I just have to try. ;)

peas and needles said...

o they're lovely! i really really want one :)

RosaMaría said...

i have a special place for one of those.. in México...in my home :)
I would love one of these, hope be a lucky girl!
gracias!

Christine Chitnis said...

I just adore your address files, and have always dreamed of owning one of my own!

Susannah said...

so lovely!

Lydraneha said...

Well I can only hope to be lucky :)
(but I wonder if you ship to Belgium ? :S)

I love little flaws, it's what makes us who we are, and I slowly try to see my flaws as advantages :)

I love your address files :)

Emily said...

Um, yes please. I LOVE your work, the clean lines and simplicity, and oh, the colors...swoon. Thanks!

Therese said...

Thank you for the possibility to get one of these beautiful address files! And especially because the contest is open to "anyone anywhere"...;-)
I love the bright rainbow colors-...would love to get one...best wishes from Berlin!
Chris

Kristin said...

ohh man... i'm really crossing my fingers for this one! i'd love an imperfect one... gives it that handmade quality!

Sonia said...

hi !
I would love to enter my name in your giveaway, please. This is very generous from you, because these imperfections are not what matter most, your address files are all so gorgeous, and admired in others' home for a long time already. Thanks again !
( cozy memories AT orange DOT fr )

almalu said...

oh please count me in!!I <3 the one with the little spot!

Sue Kryway said...

I'm not sure what it is about your blog, but it always makes me feel happy when I see your colourful photos and read your sincere, thoughtful posts. Not sure why, but they leave me with a calm, content feeling, which is so nice and often needed! Thanks!

erin power said...

these are so gorgeous... i would love it if i won one of them!

maybe it's a sign... the word verification is "ellies" and ellie is my 3 year old daughter's nick name :)

LauraNicole said...

Ooh, i would love one, they are beautiful!
My email is lnj2@hotmail.com

poplovely said...

oh, yes please! maybe i'll get lucky. these are lovely.

Jessica said...

Oh, I would so love to have either of these!
I've been eyeing your lovely address files for a very long time...

Jeni said...

So generous of you! They are beautiful!

jenib320@yahoo.com

Brigitte said...

It would be an honour to win one of these.
I've been a fan for some time now...

Beeline59@gmail.com

Carrie said...

Love them. We are moving again... and I would love to make use of these handmade creations...

Diana Hulme said...

this would be my dream come true! i love the black walnut wood (but the maple would be just as wonderful)! your address files are so lovely! :)

teresa said...

I would love love love one of these!! :) They are so lovely.

Thanks for being so generous!

Louby Lou said...

Wow, these are so lovely, I always stare with material-lust everytime I see one on a blog! Thanks for the op to win!

jamie said...

count me in! thank you!

Anja said...

I'd be crazy not to leave a comment. And I'll pay for international shipping, too, if I should be so lucky! I should take advantage of the opportunity to say that I always appreciate your posts - and especially your thoughts on motherhood. Thank you for that.

jessica said...

would love one! thanks!

VL said...

I would be a very proud owner in Virginia!

cathy said...

Oh, Sharilyn!
I first heard about your blog when I read about lovelydesign in BH&G and even emailed you about the file. I've been trying to save up for one of the black walnut files ever since. I try my best to buy things that are handcrafted and the little dings just remind me that each piece has a history. I would LOVE to win either one of these files!

Tara said...

Oh, how lovely one of these would be on my desk for my first real lawyer job! :)

Millie said...

I have admired your address files for a very long time....I would love to own one.

( everyeskimo ) said...

oh goodness, please enter me! i've been coveting your beautiful work for so long.

Knotted Nest said...

I love these beauties! Thanks for the opportunity. I'm keeping my fingers crossed :)

Sarah @ ColorKitten said...

Ah, add my name to the pile please! I adore these....although my mom may be more deserving, now that I think about it. Well, if I am so lucky to have to make that decision I'll worry about it then!

Susanne said...

oh i would love one of these--especially the dark wood one! beautiful!!!

Annemarie said...

Ooh, pretty! I would like one, please!

Nicole said...

The are just beautiful.

Darcey said...

I really need one of these - something beautiful and I won't have to cross out old addresses like I do in my current book!

Hazel said...

ooh me! one of the last people who still writes letters.

Holly said...

These are beautiful! You are so generous to offer such a grand giveaway! Thank you!

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

I would love to win this contest! They are so dang cute!

Mari said...

Even with all the modern technology out there, I'd still love and prefer to have addresses in a holder like this. You have done an awesome job on the ones shown, and I'd LOVE to receive either one....and count it a blessing! They are so pretty!! Thanks for the chance.

rubycakes said...

These are quite lovely. I'm sure the dings only make them more beautiful.

Meg said...

I've already admired these on a couple of other blogs and I just love them! I would be more than thrilled to win!

Melissa said...

Wow! I love your creations and would absolutely love to own one of these beautiful address files. Pick me!!

elena gold said...

count me in! these are very special.

alittleladyand3men said...

These are beautiful!
lianne-nichols at hotmail dot com

Annie said...

My husband and I were just talking about needing a hard copy of our addresses (all on computer now). This would be perfect! I <3 your blog! Esp. the pics of your sweet daughter and Elliot!

Natalie said...

Thank you so much for such a generous giveaway! As always, your blog is such a highlight in my reader! Cheers to the lucky recipient(s) who will give these a good home!

circleskirt said...

Dear Sharilyn, I've loved reading your blog and I have always wished for one of your address files! I'm crossing my fingers :)

jen said...

Whether I win or not, I love your card files, and have loved them right from the beginning!
I'm so glad to have found your blog.
Jen

jeneby at telus dot net

Ransacked Goods said...

I'm sitting here with fingers and toes crossed too. I'd love to have on for our family. Thx!!

QWERTY said...

I'd love one! i'll cross my fingers!

erica said...

oh i hope today is my lucky day.

Anonymous said...

I am continually inspired by your projects that are making the world prettier, a bit at a time. I am planning a mini garden for myself! Thanks!

megankess@hotmail.com

ourthreesons said...

I love imperfection so yes, add me to the list of many who would love a chance to own one of your lovely card files.

Hillary said...

Thanks for the chance to win one of these. Love your blog.

laura said...

i'd love one! i've been wanting one of these for ages. fingers crossed!

Jessica said...

I love your address files. They remind me of library card catalogs.

Thank you,
Jessica

- Concursos de la Blogosfera - said...

Wooah!, Great Contest! Please Enter me! =) dani(dot)prmr(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jana said...

I've always loved these address files! It would be such a nice surprise to win one. fingers crossed..

Sophia said...

Count me in, I've been longing to get my hands on one of these!

Amelia L. said...

I've always wanted one of your amazing address files. But it's difficult on a college girl's budget :[ Crossing my fingers!

sarahirenedyer said...

I've always wanted one of these! Thanks for being so generous!

NorthernStar said...

What a lovely prize. A few lumps and bumps can make things more special.

Alana said...

Oh my - one can dream (and keep ones fingers crossed!) What a generous give-a-way! Beautiful work.

Anonymous said...

Have coveted these for a long time now,would love to see one in real life!

Domestica said...

What a generous offer - both are so pretty and practical and I love them. Love your blog and hope you had a wonderful weekend.

My word verification was vicato!

Post Grad Hair Cut said...

I am crossing my fingers and toes to win one. I've admired them for so long!

brindacier said...

oh oui ! j'adorerais en avoir un chez moi, je l'aimerais d'amour !

Bree said...

What a perfect day to find your blog! Where have I been?!?

Gotta love Canadian bloggers!

breannatyler@gmail.com

Virginia A. said...

I really, really love your address files! I hope I'm one of the lucky winners!

christinefraser said...

So lovely! Very much hoping I'm a winner :)

Bunny said...
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Carrie said...

Would absolutely love one of these gems...thank you for giving me the opportunity!

Carrie

Lois said...

Such a generous giveaway! Thanks Sharilyn!

sophy wilkie said...

forgot to leave a name...no wonder I'm never lucky enough to win!

nina said...

oh dear, yes please! so so beautiful.

-nina

iamsue said...

Love the address files, but especially love the stories/pics about you and your daughter!

Paper Relics said...

I love that you care so much about what you create you would not sell something less than perfect. But I agree about that spot - gives it character!

C said...

Thanks for this opportunity! These are lovely.

tong said...

Oh these are lovely, I've always wanted to get one. Thanks for the chance!

Jasmine Mirra said...

I would LOVE to have one of these! They are soooo nice!!
pick me!!

Julie said...

Oh my goodness! What a treat it would be to win one of these! Thanks for the chance!
Cheers

t a n y a said...

i'm throwing my name in the hat! i've always loved these address files of yours. thank you :)

Kleis said...

meeeeeeeeeee :)

Caitlin T. said...

such lovely address files! thanks for another great giveaway!

p.s. i recently finished making a quilt using your tutorial over on the purl bee: http://saltyoat.blogspot.com/2010/05/quilting-project-little-trees-quilt.html

annie yu said...

thanks for doing this awesome giveaway :) i'm crossing my fingers because i would love an address file.

Sara said...

Wow. So beautiful. I'd love one. :)

miss.c said...

These are soo cool. I've had my eye on one for ages. Thanks for doing the giveaway! Hope i get one xx

sharonbalon said...

Love them!

Anonymous said...

These are real works of art. I would be so delighted to be able to use one of these. Thank you.

Erica said...

These are lovely, I would love to be entered! Thanks!

Nora Griffin said...

I have always wanted one of these...thanks so much for the chance. :)

Marie said...

I absolutely love your address files and have been wanting one for a long time. I think the world is turning to digital too quickly, forgetting the charm of paper! As I can see from your blog, I'm not the only one, it's a relief. Thanks in advance, from a fellow Canadian designer :)

Annie said...

I will SO treasure these! Cute as ever!

Caitlin said...

Oh, I have always wanted one of these!!! I would adore one! Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Leslie said...

I just got married and this would be the perfect way for me to begin our marriage with organized style and grace. Would love one!

kim said...

These guys are so cute. Thanks for the chance.

Sarah said...

I want one! I enter this giveaway every time and cross my fingers...

emily b. said...

such lovely handiwork.

two hippos said...

Ooh, I would love one! It would dress up my office/study area quite nicely :)

sofia wahnon said...

Count me in ;-) Thanks for this lovely sharing!

nina said...

i love the little spot too! thanks for your generosity in offering these. i would give one a good home and use it often, thank you!

nina :)

katevp-a said...

woowee!! yes please!!

kate

sterntaler said...

I always hesitated when you were giving away one of those in the past - just because though I'm a long time reader I never commented before... but I can't resist anymore.
these address files are just awesome. :)

Penguin said...

Oh, I 've been in love with these for years. And flaws just make them more unique..

simone et son auto said...

I'd be really a lucky french girl if I win one of these address files !

Sweet Tater said...

Your files are just so gorgeous! Maybe this will be my lucky try. :) Thanks!

Andrea said...

These are lovely!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win! (and Happy Memorial day from the US!)

Alyssa said...

Really kind of you to give so many things away!

AnnaGodsalve said...

These are beautiful.... I would love to have one of my own!

Sara said...

I've wanted one since I first saw them - just lovely. Thanks for sharing with us!

Jill said...

Those are amazing looking! Thank you for the opportunity!

sara said...

they ARE lovely...we would put one to good use here :) thanks for sharing!

K said...

Such a nice chance to win something I covet! I love them both, but especially the dark walnut! Thanks for the giveaway and glad that the two with little lovable flaws have a chance for a good home :)

alice said...

I love your work, so I'm loving this chance to win one of the address files.
Count me in! :)

whitney said...

i want one of these so bad!

thanks!

Wendy said...

Love your blog, and the address files! Thanks!

teresa said...

Yes please! I already have one, and love it -- if I won this I would gift it to a friend, who has admired mine in the past.

Bekka Palmer said...

Wow! That's so sweet of you to give them away instead of throwing them out! I would love to have one!

MoonRox said...

These are so great! I would love to give one of them a a nice place to reside!

eva said...

I'd really like to win one of these, the files are just so beautiful...

wild cherry jam said...

I love your blog! Your address files are just gorgeous

xxxxxxx

michelle.d said...

Fantastic! I'd love to enter the contest.
Michelle xox

Loli said...

Oh, i love the stuff you make so much! I wish I could win one of these!! Thanks for the opportunitie.

Jinnie said...

Ooh, another giveaway! Good luck to meeeee~! And thank you for sharing ^_^

Elle said...

Love the colours and would love to go back to a paper base system. I miss it so much. This would be a great motivation. Thanks.

Casey said...

i have one too, and love it! if i win, i will be giving it to a friend. thanks for your giveaways!

Elizabeth Johnson said...

These are adorable! I really need some way to organize my addresses, I am always calling my mom for them or hunting around for old envelopes that they might be on. Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE one of these!

kmhollingsworth@hotmail.com

dahlhaus said...

I've admired these for some time and would absolutely love one! Thanks for such a generous offer!

fisiwoman said...

Enter me please! Fantastic giveaway!



Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail.com
Spain

Ana said...

Those are sooo beautiful!!! I love them and the best part is that I need some, so winning would be huge.
Thanks for the chance♥

Leslie said...

Oh, please pick me!!! (I'm not begging, just enthusiastically but politely asking, really!!) I've loved these for soooooo long!!!

mon ami said...

oooh goodie goodie! Please add my name to the hat.

thanks for sharing
xo

Sumiko said...

I think the only thing more lovely than your design work is your depiction of motherhood and the beautiful way you have grown alongside your amazing little girl. Thank you for inspiring me in my own journey!

Carla said...

I lost my address book awhile back (like 1.5 years ago). Now I have a big pile of addresses on random papers. Your address file would be put to good use.

Laura said...

Lovely, lovely! I don't mind the small imperfections at all - that way if I bang it up a bit or something I don't feel so bad about spoiling the pristine-ness! :) I love rainbows too - all those colours make me happy!

Katie said...

I love these so much. Thanks for your generosity.

kvnnvk at gmail.com

heldin im chaos said...

One of those address files would be most loved and appreciated! Thank you, sharilyn!

wilma said...

your address files are so beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I'd like to win, it's fantastic for my job

MªCarmen, jnb_88(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jennifer said...
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Jennifer said...

they are beautiful!

yuenjennifer at hotmail.com

Stephanie Hamilton said...

I would really love one of these! My desk and life are such a mess...this maybe the start of a revolution here! Thanks so much for generoursly offering such a giveaway Sharilyn.

Gray Mis said...

Oh I wish my name will be one of the lucky ones chosen! I have this adoration, or maybe obsession, for your address files. *crossing fingers now*

Jen said...

Oooh I would love one of those, they are beautiful!
Letsmakeitours @ gmail dot com

youareyourown said...

Oh i would love to win one of these- they are so beautiful!

Lila said...

This must be the most beautiful way to store addresses. I heart all of the patterned papers.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Alison said...

In 8 years you'd think I'd have the definitive address file for my office desk, but nope. It's been waiting for this one.

(Good luck everybody!)

Ľubaša said...

Yes, I would like to win one. I have so many notebook with addresses and NO system when I need to find right address.:-) thanks
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

Jamie said...

Oh I'd love one! finally all my addresses in one place!

Rose said...

Wouldn't I love one of these! I was just saying the other day that it is time for a new address book. My 15 year old one is falling apart.

{Amy} said...

wow---those are seriously cool.

CL said...

You had me at "vintage library cards." Would that I could be so lucky to win one. (Love your blog, by the way.)

jen c said...

oh yes please! i'd love one, they're beautiful.

Sara said...

Your address files are so lovely! The small flaws make them even more special!

Tania said...

oooh I would love one of these! I am addicted to stationery of any kind and these are just gorgeous!

miranda said...

oooh - please please please! i have been coveting one for ages. i kind of want to use it for my recipes - i think it would be such fun to flip through, to write on, to cook from.

Kim C. said...

Count me in!
babymeetstrail (at) gmail (dot) com

Nicki said...

these are so beautiful. your giveaways are the best!

nicki931 at hotmail dot com

Jessica said...

I've quietly followed you for some time now... I actually come from not too far away from where you are (I lived just down the mountain on Hastings and went to SFU). Now that I live in Saskatoon, I would love one of these to help me keep touch with those in BC. :)

Anonymous said...

I am new to the world of LovelyDesign and love your work. I have a daughter (Katie) just younger than Addie who has inspired me to take up sewing again after a 15 year hiatus, and I have been inspired by some of your works to try out quilting too - first lesson next week! Would love a sample of your gorgeous paperwork. Anna at salingerprivacy dot com dot au (hello from the other side of the Pacific!)

Meg said...

Oh wow I would love to win one of these! Fingers crossed!

covetry said...

oh, i wish! i have been lusting after these pretties for a long time now. now that i'm writing anyway, i'll just say that i love your work and think your little family is adorable.

Christy said...

I love these! I hope I win :-)

sew nancy said...

Oh! i would love to win one of these for my mom. I have one myself and love it . She has a old address book and I'd love to upgrade her to something so beautiful. And unlike my husband who believes address books are on the computer (!) we are a bit more old fashioned....:)

Coussirat Clan of Houston said...

ooh! me, please!

amy said...

so lovely, how it would look perfect on my desk!

Mariko K.B. said...

I've been your fan since your home was featured in Country Living. Fell in love with your handmade goodies and lovely Adelaide, I quickly caught up with all your posts. I've never won anything in my life, but I'll try anyway:)

Little Yellow Porch said...

Cute!

Sloan D. Tackett said...

I would LOVE to call one of these beauties my own!

tackett7@msu.edu

Anna said...

Those are so beautiful! Love it!

mialove said...

I have had my eye on your address files for a very long time. I would promise to give it a good home!

Sara said...

I've envied these since I started reading your blog! They look so clean and classic!

plumm said...

I just adore your address files...♥

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