Tuesday, August 31, 2010

My Big Free Vintage Paris Giveaway!

My HUGE PARIS GIVEAWAY!

Vintage French Papers and Beads Goodie Packs


I visit Paris every April and have had the opportunity to shop in the two biggest out door markets. To celebrate the launch of my book and this new blog I am starting my giveaway program.

I have ten sets similar to the picture you see posted here. Every set is different.

Each package has two French magazines dedicated to "woman's arts and crafts." They are full of patterns and ads.


I am also including two vintage velvet leaves, a small container of rhinestones and a sampling of beads from the oldest bead seller at the huge outdoor market known as the Les Puces de Saint-Ouen. You can read about these finds in my book: “Art Girl’s Guide to Paris.”

Who Can Win?

Anyone in Canada or the USA. Sorry, it would be too expensive for me to ship overseas.

How Can You win?

Just leave a comment here! I’ll be drawing names in a week!

Easy To Win!

This blog is so new, hardly anyone knows about it, so your chances of winning are excellent! Tell your friends!

40 comments :

Jeannie said...

I love your blog! I've always wanted to go to Paris - I'm getting my 'fix' through your blog until I can get there. Thanks for the opportunity to win authentic Parisian goodies!

Andrée Lachapelle said...

I really enjoy your blog, and haven't been to Paris in years and years. I need my fix :-) (Thanks for organizing this giveaway, it's a good one!)

Leslie Jane Moran said...

Ooh la la, this is magnifique!

me again said...

Carmi, you're having a giveaway! I LOVE giveaways :-)
How long are you running this for? Do I have time to blog about it?
==lennie==

Kas said...

Just looked through a little of your blog so far. It is wonderful. I have only gone once (for a day) and didn't get the chance to look for goodies. Thanks.

Carmi said...

Definitely blog away about this!

donnajean said...

I love your blogs and when you were in Paris this year I pretended I was with you as I read your adventures - it was a great trip. Thanks for sharing so much with us!

DeeAnne said...

Carmi,
I love this new blog!! I also have a love affair with Paris! My first visit was many years ago when I lived in Switzerland for a summer and spent the last week in Paris. There were 10 girls in the group plus a leader from The Experiment in International Living. My French was much better than it is today! We saw Yves Montand sing in the street one evening! A few years later I returned with my husband for another week. Our family lived in Germany for 3 years back in the 1990s, and we traveled to France many times for the weekend and for weekly vacations. I'd love to win one of your giveaways to rekindle that old romance!

A bientot!
DeeAnne

Connie said...

Just discovered your blog-love all your photography! Paris is a dream of mine someday; thanks for the chance to win!

Sharon said...

I am so yearning to visit Paris but the next best thing is reading your book and pretending I'm there. Pick me!

Tessera said...

I have been to Paris a few times and really love the city. It would have been better if I could have shopped with you! Fantastic blog -- keep it up!
Teressa

Aida said...

What wonderful vintage images! I went to Paris, once, when I was 16, for three days, it's an experience I will never forget! I would love to visit once a year...but i guess I can, for now, through your lovely blog...

Harper said...

ahhh! I would love to be entered into this contest. Where I live I don't have access to such lovely things :(

nancy said...

looks like the cat is out of the bag!!!

Barbara Williams Webb said...

Hey Art Girl****
I love the book and the pins I purchased. Now I'm really excited about this giveaway!!! These amazing vintage goodies will be really fun to creat magical pieces with!!! B

Kathy Vargas said...

I collect vintage patterns and sewing related books that I have picked up from local thrift stores. Your cards are chunked with beautiful colors and textures. Thanks for your sharing. Bon!
I think that's the french word for good. Great work!

Bumbershoot Designs and Supplies said...

Dear Carmi, Glad to meet you! I'm from Toronto, been to Paris a couple of times, and my dream is to go there next with my daughter (who is currently 16) to shop for items for Bumbershoot Supplies, my vintage supplies shop. I just purchased your book as a way to get closer to that dream, I can't wait to receive it! Merci! ~Sharon

Linda said...

Hello Carmi! I found your blog through Claudine Hellmuth's site (I think) and love your imagery!

Lulubelle said...

I just found your blog and I love it!! I love the vintage goodies your giving away!!! Pick me Pick me???? hahahahahahah!!!!!!

" M " said...

How exciting ! I love Paris been there once about 5 years ago and always say I need to go back there , thats so cool that you go every April , I hope I win ! : P

Susan said...

I just found your blog and will definitely pass the word along. Thanks for the gorgeous giveaway.

Rachel said...

Je devais aller en France cette année, mais a dû annuler mon voyage. S'il vous plaît me chercher! (I was supposed to go to France this year but had to cancel my trip. Please pick me!)

melmerc38 said...

I long to go to Paris, but it will be years before I can get there, so I am thankful for your blog. Thanks so much for the opportunity tonsil such a great giveaway.

amy said...

I happened to stumble across your Blog and couldn't stop reading and "ooohing" and "ahhhhing". I long to go to Paris one day. Thanks so much for sharing.

Jessica said...

Ohh, I'd love to win! Super cute blog!

me again said...

I DID blog about it :-)
http://alphabetsoupstudio.blogspot.com/2010/09/paris-giveaway.html
==lennie==

Connie said...

Hi Carmi!

Great blog! Lovely giveaway too. Thanks for a chance at winning. I've never been to Paris but hope to get there someday.

~Connie

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Oh I would love to win a Paris gift...I love Paris ...well anytime of the year! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Megan said...

I don't think I want to tell my friends, actually! J'aimerais vraiment gagner!!!
Megan

nacherluver said...

What an awesome give-a-way! Thanks so much for offering. Thank you to Lenore Locken from "Eat, Write, Create" for posting and leading me to you!

Harper said...

:D I think the pieces in this giveaway are lovely

Larraine said...

This is such a lovely blog. It really does evoke Paris. Having visited Paris a number of times(but not lately, alas!), I find myself more and more obsessed with Paris. Really lovely pieces. I hope I win. Please.

JoAnne said...

Your blog is great and it’s so interesting to read about your travels to Paris. I look forward to reading more about your journeys.

Suzanne said...

Just stumbled on your new blog...how exciting a new site to explore and about my favorite place!!!

Best wishes on your new blog.
Suzanne

moonrae1 said...

Wish I could go to Paris every april...Thanks for the opportunity to win something french!!
Love this new blog
~Sharon~
lunrei@yahoo.com

Shelly said...

Ijust found your blog and your book via Claudine - so excited as i am gong to Paris for the first time in Nov. I am collecting "all things Paris" - so this giveaway is amazing. Love you blog - anxiously waiting for your book to arrive! Glad to meet you!

Lisa said...

I have very much been enjoying your blog and am now in love with Paris. Hopefully I will be able to go in the near future.
Cheers!
Lisa

Karen said...

I just found your blog, from one pretty thing, and am so excited!! I have visited Paris a couple of times, but currently my daughter (13 yp) and I are in love with anything about Paris. In fact, I am about a month into a diet, and when I reach my goal (which I hope is late winter) my husband is taking me to Paris!!! So I hope to find great ideas here for our visit. Thanks!!

Elizabeth Golden said...

Last but not least, I hope, what a wonderful giveaway! I am off to read your blog.

Carmi said...

Hello everyone! The winners of my vintage Paris giveaway are now posted on the blog. I am just waiting for a few of you to email me your address!