Thursday, April 16, 2015

Giveaway Day!

Wheeew! I know, it's been a while since I've checked in - but there are all sorts of things happening around this neck of the woods that have just kept me from finding time to sit down and share anything worthwhile.

Until, today! In fact, today - I have something REALLY worthwhile. I've blogged about Novica before, and have offered giveaways with them before, and you always really love it. So, when they asked if I'd be willing to do another giveaway, I jumped at the opportunity.

Novica has partnered with UNICEF to create the new UNICEF Market. Most of the products on the site are the Novica products that you've come to know and love, but when ordering through this new website, you directly and positively impact the lives of children through UNICEF's global programs.

As you may or may not know, Novica is all about creating an online global marketplace of real artists, creating a viable, sustainable, and healthy business for individuals living in areas where opening up a store on the corner isn't as easy as it is here. Now, when you order these beautiful, handmade goods, not only will you help Novica artists, you'll be helping children around the world!

I did a little peeking through the website myself in preparation for this post. Wondering if I could limit myself to just a few things I'd love to have if I were to be the lucky winner of a $50 STORE CREDIT to UNICEF Market by Novica. Yep, that's right! $50 bucks!

How cute is this for summer entertaining? Made in Mexico, these glass water tumblers and pitcher would be a great addition to any current dinnerware set for summer entertaining! What a great little set for margaritas! (I'm just saying!)
The website is great for sorting through your different needs when shopping. I love browsing around the Home Décor category, you never come up short! And you can shop by artist, price, or type of home décor you're looking for, like vases, for instance.

I must be in a blue sort of mood, because I love this collection of three bud vases made in Thailand. Maybe because I feel like they'd pepper well into my growing collection of blue and white porcelain, maybe just because I like blue, or perhaps because they're just so darn cute!
One of the things that I also love about the site is that there's SO MUCH STUFF to choose from. Home Décor is obviously something I am interested in, but they also have clothing, jewelry, and even greeting cards! 


It's always nice to have a set of fantastic cards that are blank on the inside! When you need to write a thank you note, a get well card, remind someone to have a nice day, even for birthdays and anniversaries - you can never go wrong with a blank card and your most honest and sincere, kind words. These cards (a set of 12) of ancient door ways are so inexpensive, and so beautiful - you might be able to just sign the inside and call it a day! And, if you're looking for an inexpensive option for creative art, you could frame the doorway cards! Photos were taken from doors in Kasbah, Morocco; Paris, France; Jaisalmer, India; and Mombasa, Kenya.
So, what do you have to do? Well, you need to head over to the UNICEF Market and take a stroll through the store. Come back here and leave your name and what you'd be buying with your $50 store credit (just because I'm nosy!) and I'll draw a name by Random Number Generator on Friday, April 24th!
The winner will have until June to use the store credit! Good luck!


  1. I love so many things on their was hard to pick just one thing! I really like the Unique Fair Trade Acrylic Blanket from India, 'Cloaked in Mist' It would look gorgeous in my living room and is the perfect color. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway :o)
    Fingers crossed!

  2. I have ordered from UNICEF before and have never been disappointed. I love their greeting cards, but if I am lucky and win a gift certificate I will apply it to a necklace I have admired - the canary waterfall necklace. Thank you for reminding us of this great organization and the great things they do.

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  4. A sterling cuff bracelet! (

  5. The hand tooled black leather shoulder strap bag...just beautiful and more than the $50.00 but I would gladly pay the difference. I also loved many of the earrings. Thanks Artie for introducing me to the site. Going back to shop. xo

  6. I would buy the Sweet Intentions, Topaz bracelet.


  7. I love the Thai Beaded Pearl and Aquamarine Waterfall Necklace.

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  8. Today it's the sun mirror but tomorrow will probably something else. There's so much to choose from that I have to check everything out.

  9. Thank you for introducing this amazing store. Wow, what a treasure of beauties and to know a purchase is helping another person is more than wonderful. A mirror called "wild orchids" caught my eye...

  10. I love these: Mexico Artisan Handblown Glass Striped Tumbler Drinkware, 'Ribbon of Sunshine'. They would be perfect for summer picnics on the porch.

  11. I like the Relaxed Frog Under the Tropical Sun Lamp, 'Tropical Dreams'

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  12. I would buy the turquiose turtles!

  13. LOVE this giveaway so much! I would get the "Unique Rope Hammock with Tassels, 'Relaxing Cloud'"....I can already see myself in this hammock, iced tea in one book in another..... ahhhhhh :)

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  14. I think I would get the Cat on Hand Painted Wood Jewelry Box being the cat lover that I am!
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  15. I would love a laptop bag

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  16. I adore the Sterling Silver and Gemstone Bead Necklace from Indonesia, 'Geometric Harmony'. It is lovely. I am so glad that Unicef has a market place. They are an amazing organization! Dawnkeenan at mchsi dot com

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