Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Vintage Handbag and Accessory Giveaway!

How was Valentines Day? Did you get something extra sweet and nice? Well, whether you did or not, I have something extra sweet and nice for you today!

Wanna see?

That purse and clutch are just a couple of samples of the amazing vintage inspired bags and accessories available in Sur Le Feu Etsy Shop.

How did I find out about this shop? Well I am lucky enough to know the designer in real life! She and I actually grew up in the same town and went to school together since grade school. In high school I performed in the plays and musicals and she was backstage helping us all look good with amazing work on the costumes. And now-well now she is a freelance costume designer and many of the fabrics she uses for the purses are remnants from shows she has worked on. So she is the real deal and she truly knows what she is doing.

I asked her a few questions about her shop:

Q: When did you start the shop
A: I just opened shop on Etsy last month, although I've been making purses for a few years. Etsy is a great venue for my purses because it focuses on handmade items but also has a section for actual vintage pieces. It was a perfect match!

Q: Why did you decide to make vintage items?
A: I've always loved vintage things - fashion, books, house stuff, advertisements... if it's old, I'm drawn to it. I started collecting vintage clothing when I was in high school, and purses fell into that category. (It's also good to have a collection of vintage pieces for my work as a costume designer) There's just something special about carrying a vintage bag - you feel transported to a more elegant time, when dressing up wasn't only for special occasions but a way of life. Unfortunately, actual vintage purses weren't made to hold more than a lipstick and mirror. Making vintage-inspired pieces gives me the chance to have that connection to the past, but I get to bring my cell phone and other modern conveniences with me.

Q: Describe a favorite outfit you would wear while using one of your purses.
A: Right now, if I had to choose a purse to grab and take out on the town, it would be the Pleated Clutch in Rockstar Plaid. (Pictured to the Right) I love how it turned out. It has a great "glam with an edge" quality that can work with almost any outfit. I would use it with 2 different looks: with my little black dress and heels and vintage (of course!) and rhinestone earrings for a night out with my husband, or with a pair of jeans, boots, and a black sweater for a more casual look.

And a special note about her shop to keep in the spirit of finding unique vintage pieces, each bag she makes is only created in a style and fabric combination the one time. You will never see someone carrying the exact same purse! So in other words if there is something you love, get it now!!

And are you ready for the best part? She has generously offered for one of my readers to receive a $25 gift certificate towards any one of a kind item in her shop!

I am very jealous that I won't be able to win this myself, but am going to use the discount code which she is also offering my readers to get a purse for myself. More about this later.

So what do you have to do to win this gift certificate?

1) You first must go visit her shop-click here- and come back and leave a comment telling me which item you would use your gift certificate for.

For extra entries (leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry)
-Follow my blog with the Google Friend thing or tell me if you do
-Add her shop Sur Le Feu as a favorite Etsy shop
-Blog about this giveaway and come back and leave a link to your post (3 entries)

And another awesome part, if you do not win-or don't qualify to win like I don't; she has generously offered 10% off your purchase now through February 28th, all you have to do is enter the code "emmymomblog" at checkout. I know I plan on using the code!!

So visit her shop, tell me which is your favorite item-if you can pick just one- and enter for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to her shop. You have until Sunday the 20th 9:00 PM Pacific Time to enter, winner will be announced and contacted on Monday the 21st.

54 comments:

  1. What fun purses! I don't know that I can pick just one favorite, but for the sake of my entry, I'll choose the classic clutch in lavender satin :) Thank you both!

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  2. I follow you with Google Friend Connect!

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  3. And I favorited Sur Le Feu on Etsy!

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  4. I'd get the The Everyday Bag in Pink Retro Floral. It's really cute and hey, I'm more practical than fancy with my purses.

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  5. How fun and pretty! I'd get the classic clutch in lavendar. Purple is my favorite color afterall!!

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  6. I am in LOVE with the Classic Clutch in Rockstar Plaid. I would totally pair with with some black boots and jeans and a sweater, like she mentioned.

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  7. Hello Emily! I love Kris's bags too! My fave is the everyday bag in black- it's way adorable.

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  8. I love the everyday bag in black floral OR the mod diamonds!
    Super cute stuff!
    Okay, maybe the LaBelle. Don't make me choose!

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  9. Classic Clutch in Rockstar -- big pink bow = to die for!

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  10. Ok so those are some beautiful bags. I totally want one. I would love the classic clutch in lavender.

    Oh and her flower clips are to die for.

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  11. I love the Classic clutch in rockstar plaid!

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  12. I love the classic clutch in Lavender satin. It's just got a sleek and simple look while still looking super expensive and chic.

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  13. I'm also a follower of your blog!

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  14. And I think her stuff is adorable - love the retro pink flowered everyday bag! And she's a favorite Etsy shop :)

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  15. I blogged about your site :) http://leonardhawkfans.wordpress.com

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  16. And...the .The Everyday Bag in Pink Retro Floral is SUPER CUTE! I am going to send this link to my sisters - they will LOVE them!

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  17. The Everyday Bag in Pink Retro Floral <---adorable! Pink *and* useful? Total score!

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  18. I'm a follower of yours through GFC.

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  19. I heart the everyday bag in retro pink!

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  20. Oh yeah...I totally follow you!

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  21. Maybe since I'm vintage myself, I like the LaBelle bag.

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  22. I follow you on Google...doesn't the LaBelle just scream 'Grandma'? :)

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  23. I love the pink retro floral shoulder bag!

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  24. oh my goodness ... what a fantastic swap! and what beautiful purses!

    my favorite though is definitely the everyday bag in black retro floral!!

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  25. and of course, I follow your blog!

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  26. I've added her to my favorite etsy sites!

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  27. Oh, I think that the Classic Clutch in Rockstar Plaid would look awesome on my shoulder. (But only on the weekends.)

    I follow you, but I have absolutely no clue what an Etsy shop is.

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  28. and of course, I follow your blog ;)

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  29. I really like the Purse Posy flower clips. So cute!!

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  30. Her shop is in my etsy favorites!!

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  31. I love the Everyday Bag in Retro Floral - sooo gorgeous! What a talented lady!

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  32. I love love yes one more time LOVE the LaBelle handbag in vintage orange and purple dots!

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  33. I follow and sincerely enjoy your post ;O)

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  34. My very favorite is the classic clutch in rockstar plaid.

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  35. I would use my gift certificate to buy the LaBelle Handbag in Vintage Orange and Purple Dots.

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  36. I subscribe to your blob via RSS reader.

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  37. I love the pleated clutch in Peach! It is too cute, and looks great for everyday use, but "fancy" enough for a nice night out! It would be hard to choose just one!

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  38. I love the everyday retro bag in pink retro fabric!!

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