Monday, June 15, 2009

A Vintage Giveaway!


Let's begin this week with a giveaway of a different sort, shall we! I don't think I've given away any vintage tea-themed jewelry, and it's high time I do so. You know how I've mentioned buying some things on Etsy every now and then? Well, they recently had some teapot earrings I wanted but I had to buy a whole box of them. The price was right ($7 for all), and I remember at the time thinking I would give some of these away if they arrived in decent shape.

The earrings were listed as plastic but they aren't -- they're metal, just like the other half-dozen or so pairs I have with this same teapot design. The pearl ("pearl") embellishments are an interesting addition, and I think they're quite cute in a kitschy kind of way.

Displayed on the original "Gigi" card, these earrings have the old-fashioned screwbacks on them, and you can even see how the original tape has yellowed over the years. Even if you never plan to take them out of the package, they might be cute with a tea-themed display. Or for your daughter or granddaughter or niece or little friend next door to play dress-up in. Or for altering into a new piece of jewelry or craft. Whatever, I just know I will enjoy seeing these go to good homes where they will be appreciated in some way! I'm giving away three pairs of these, so you've got a better-than-average shot at being one of the winners if you leave a comment before 7 a.m. EST tomorrow. Happy Monday, everyone!

15 comments:

Missie/Crafting with Cat Hair said...

These earrings are really cute! Unfortunately, I can't wear costume jewelry earrings, but I am sure I can find something to do with the adorable tea pots. :) Thanks!

Frivolitea said...

ooooo! please enter me in your drawing! I would LOVE a pair of those earrings!

Rosemary said...

What fun! I'd hang them on my Christmas Tea Tree, and think of you every time I saw them... what a sweet remembrance that would be!
Nancy

Anonymous said...

Angela, I would LOVE to win a pair of these earrings--I lost one of my teapot earrings and these would be a great replacement!! Susan T.

Southern Touch Catering said...

I saw some really cute ones this past Friday at Miss Bessie's Tea Room is Barnesville and was going to buy a pair and am sorry that I didn't. So now, if I could just win a pair from you I would not have to buy some on my next visit! Ha, ha.

Gwen said...

I would love to be entered in this give-away - just love "tea" accessories!!

Cynda P said...

What a great way to start a Monday!

parTea lady said...

They are pretty with the pearls and I like all your suggestions on how to use them. I remember wearing screwback earrings many years ago. Ouch!

Marilyn said...

What a fun give away. My mind is already trying to come up with ideas to use them. They could be stitched to decorate a tea cozy or the corners of a vintage table cloth.

Thanks for your comments at Delights of the Heart. Now I wish I had that suit too. I made it and my wedding gown too. But the sad thing is, I would fit them any longer. Oh to be skinny again.

Anonymous said...

Angela, how cute are those earrings! Please enter me in your contest...I feel lucky today! Thank you, Joanie

ps: I really liked the "tea bag" (art) clipboard: very nice and I may take a shot at making one. Thanks for the inspiration.

Steph said...

Wow - I've been lucky enough lately, so I'll say "cheers" to the winners - but how cool that you are sharing and that they are on the original cards! Love the pearls.

Debbie (Texas) said...

Oh, I hope tomorrow is my lucky day!!! Since my ears are no longer pierced, a pair of these would be so perfect!

Gerri said...

My ears aren't pierced so I could wear them as well... but I have an old wooden screen that I painted and I put all my tea pins and earrings on it... not too many yet but I look forward to trying to find a way to put on screw back earrings. Count me in and thanks!

Heather said...

I'm obsessed with teapots! These are fantastic! Whoo hoo!

Chante said...

Hello Dear! My ears are pierced and I do love all things tea. My husband will think I'm a loon with these on, but who can resist such cuteness. Please do send a pair my way! :-0)