Sunday, November 21, 2010

CLOSED. Interview and Giveaway: Drunken Mermaid Oddities

This giveaway is now closed, but stay tuned for a brand new giveaway starting later today!

With a name like "Drunken Mermaid," how could you NOT love this Etsy shop?!  It's your very own sunken treasure chest full of unique handmade and vintage goodies.  Come along with us and get to know Anna, the shop's owner.  We promise that she'll share some of her booty.  (No, the PIRATE kind, silly. )


Meet Anna of Drunken Mermaid Oddities  
(and wish her a happy birthday...it happens to coincide this week with her giveaway and interview!!!)

--What does your life outside of Etsy/blogging look like? 


Life is pretty great! I live with my boyfriend Aaron along with Judy, my cat. I work full time at a print shop and cater part time. During my time off you can find me at my craft table listening to records, and on weekends Aaron and I venture off to estate sales, flea markets, etc. I love searching for vintage items. We have a whole
cabinet full of our finds. You could consider me a picker of sorts, I love digging for treasure.

--Describe yourself (or ask someone else to do it!) in three words.
I asked my friends to describe me…. “Badass butthole” said one.
And “facetious and resourceful” said another.


--Fall piece you can’t live without: 
My maroon zip up hoodie. The jacket is 3 years old, the cuffs are frayed and holey… and the zipper pull fell off… but it’s my favorite! I’ve bought several jackets since but I keep going back to it. It’s the best.

--Most recent fashion-related purchase: 
I recently found some brand new faded black skinny jeans at the local thrift store. Tags and everything! They
fit perfect. They go great with everything.

--Do you craft/make anything else outside of what’s in your shop?
I havealways been an artist. I have drawn my whole life. I’m a pen and ink kind of person. I like that I can’t erase what I’ve done and just have to work with the mistakes. I’m also a secret writer, as in no one is allowed to see. In addition to writing in secret, I love to play guitar, the Lowrey Genie organ (look it up its awesome!!), and the Korg synthesizer. Making music is one of my escapes. Whether playing it or listening to it, I love being able to wrap myself into something that gets my whole body to participate. The urge to dance is a given, I’m a dancer. I also love to bake. I get super excited around the holidays; it gives me excuses to bake. I would love to tell you about how generous I am and give away the goods as gifts, but I don’t. I eat them ALL
and give Aaron very few. He doesn’t enjoy this, but I’m a dessert monster. Ask anybody.

--Any pet peeves?
I hate when people whistle along to a song that has no whistling. Like the whole song they whistle. Off key mind you. Ah horrible.

--Bad habits?
I tend to procrastinate, but I do work well under stress so it ends up working out.

--Desert-island food?
Velveeta Macaroni and cheese

--Three bands/singers you can’t get enough of:

Slayer
Tesco Vee and the Meatkrew
B52’s

--What made you decide to start a shop?
In May, I quit my job. I wanted to do something I enjoyed for once. Sick and tired of answering to the man I decided to do what I love, what I was good at. So I started making jewelry and other things to sell. I plan on expanding one day and opening a store somewhere awesome.

--Significance of your shop name?
I had heard a local bar owner was thinking of opening a nautical bar. I didn’t tell them my idea was Drunken
Mermaid for a nautical bar name, and thank god I didn’t, it turned into my Etsy store!

--Favorite item in your shop right now: 

http://www.etsy.com/listing/59423226/secrets-of-the-forest-bracelet 

I love my new bracelet “Secrets of the Forest”. Several of the charms I wanted to keep for
myself. Although I end up wanting to keep everything I make!






Ahoy, mateys!  We're not done yet.  The lovely Anna is giving away one of her one-of-a-kind pieces to a lucky reader (of course).  

 Anchors are a favorite of mine, and this two-toned nautical necklace would look great with just about any outfit.  Once again, I wish I was not the blog keeper so I could win.  But:  le sigh, we will have to share. ;)

How to win (so many chances!): 

1.  Become a follower of our blog and let us know in a comment below (if you're already a follower, skip to the next step). 
2.  Visit Drunken Mermaid Oddities, and link to your favorite piece in a comment below. 

For additional entries:
3. Follow us on twitter @miskabelle. (Let us know in the comments...if you already follow, skip to the next step.)
4.  HEART Drunken Mermaid on Etsy...and let us know.
5.  HEART Miskabelle on Etsy...and let us know.
6. If you already follow us on Twitter, retweet this giveaway once we tweet it. (Let us know.)
7. Link this giveaway through your blog or Facebook page (and let us know in the comments too!). 
This contest will run until November 28th--one week!  The winner will be chosen through a random number generator.

Good Luck! xo

42 comments:

  1. Great post, glad to learn more about the person behind the shop. See you in chat

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  2. Anna is a good friend of mine, and I'm so impressed with what she's doing and I love her shop on Etsy. I'm so glad you decided to feature her on your site. It was a great post!

    This is my favorite item from her shop, because it's my birth stone and they are too pretty:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/61747093/new-peridot-crystal-earrings

    Also, I've hearted her shop on Etsy and posted a link to this contest on Facebook.

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  3. This is my favorite item from her shop

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/62352684/theres-no-dead-ones-vintage-postcard

    Also, I linked her shop on FB.

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  4. I love love the anchor necklace but also love the Copper Roses Ring from her site:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/62458240/new-copper-roses-ring

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  5. Also retweeted via @bridgetbelfield !

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  6. I follow your blog.

    alyssa_hammond7 at yahoo dot com

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  7. I love the peridot earrings http://www.etsy.com/listing/61747093/new-peridot-crystal-earrings

    alyssa_hammond7 at yahoo dot com

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  8. I hearted on etsy (ahammond)

    alyssa_hammond7 at yahoo dot com

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  9. I love this necklace: http://www.etsy.com/listing/58371416/moving-parts-fish-necklace

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  11. I follow miskabelle on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  12. I hearted drunken mermaid on etsy- username bokononist

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  13. I hearted miskabelle on etsy- username bokononist

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  14. following your blog now. :)

    jentabulous at hotmail dot com

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  15. http://www.etsy.com/listing/62459171/new-lady-parts-bracelet

    is definately my favorite. such a fun piece! jentabulous at hotmail dot com

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  16. hearted drunken mermaid on etsy!

    jentabulous at hotmail dot com

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  17. hearted miskabelle on etsy under jenisaurus!

    jentabulous at hotmail dot com

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  18. http://www.etsy.com/listing/59423226/secrets-of-the-forest-bracelet
    is my fave piece. Lots of pretty things to choose from.
    following as jhb.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  19. I am happily following your blog on google friends connect as Alicia B...

    aliciabenedict.info@gmail.com

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  20. http://www.etsy.com/listing/62464672/new-amazon-earrings

    love the amazon earrings :)!

    aliciabenedict.info@gmail.com

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  21. blog follower! Love: http://www.etsy.com/listing/59423226/secrets-of-the-forest-bracelet

    thanks for the opportunity! Meredith dot Targarona at Gmail dot com

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  22. I follow and my favorite is "Secrets of the Forest Bracelet".

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  23. Here's my favorite item in the shop:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/60744659/vintage-unused-perfume-bottle

    The green and the gold together is a beautiful color combo.

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  24. I "hearted" the Druken Mermaid on Etsy (shop name HomemadeHeartland)

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  25. I also "hearted" Miskabelle on Etsy (homemadeheartland)

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  26. ATTENTION EVERYONE!! DRUNKENMERMAID IS OFFERING 10% TO ALL BLOG READERS!! ENTER COUPON CODE blowfish AT CHECK OUT TO RECEIVE 10% OFF!!!!

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  27. I am now a follower!

    Taylorgketchum@gmail.com

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  28. I followe :)
    This is my fav. item:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/61240586/feather-gray-bracelet

    love from Italy <3

    attitude@hotmail.it

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  29. I follow you via Google Friend Connect.

    alionandalamb at aol dot com

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  30. My favorite item...or should I say items (I couldn't just pick one!)would have to be:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/62458240/new-copper-roses-ring

    and

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/59423226/secrets-of-the-forest-bracelet

    alionandalamb at aol dot com

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  31. I follow you on Twitter.

    alionandalamb at aol dot com

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  32. I heart Drunken Mermaid on Etsy.

    alionandalamb at aol dot com

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  33. I heart Miskabelle on Etsy.

    alionandalamb at aol dot com

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  34. I've tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/alionandalamb/status/8025178760028160

    alionandalamb at aol dot com

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  35. I'm a follower and I love the vintage heart brooch

    CerenaLeigh
    Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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  36. I hearted drunkenmermaids etsy shop!

    CerenaLeigh
    Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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  37. i favorited miskabelle's shop on etsy!!

    CerenaLeigh
    Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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  38. My favorite item from the shop is http://www.etsy.com/listing/62458240/new-copper-roses-ring so nice

    suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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