Wednesday, December 1, 2010

CLOSED. Interview and Giveaway: Salvaged Love

This giveaway is now closed.  Please stay tuned for our next interview and giveaway beginning Friday, December 10th.  Thank you to everyone who entered!  Winner announcement coming later today.

This week we're excited to share with you another great shop with a great name.  And even better, this gal is representing the great state of VA (my home!) I fell in love with her items one day while "pounce"-ing on Etsy, and I know you will too.


Meet Claire, Designer and Owner of Salvaged Love

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


I live in Richmond, Virginia, where I work in the stationery world by day and the craft world by night.  (Hmm, that kind of makes me sound like a superhero…except I can’t fly.)  I have a boyfriend whom I adore (and who cooks for me), the best cats ever, and interesting friends.  I am a vegetarian.  I love going to thrift stores, yard sales and flea markets…especially when I travel, which I also love to do every chance I get.  I am happiest when I am making things. 



--Describe yourself (or ask someone else to do it!) in three words.

I had come up with perfectionist & scavenger and was feeling stuck, when I decided to ask my boyfriend, David, what he would choose.  He decided on meticulous, collector & delicate.  Hmm…not too far off.  Interesting.  I think I like his choices better, although my third word would probably not be ‘delicate.’  Maybe…organizer? 

--Fall piece you can’t live without:
My black leather Frye boots…paired with skinny jeans, they are a staple of my wardrobe. 

--Most recent fashion-related purchase:
My most recent purchase that I ended up having to return was a pair of leopard print kitten heels with a pointed toe that looked like they walked right off the set of Mad Men.  I had ordered them online, which is how I love to buy shoes.  Unfortunately, they were NOT comfortable and had to go back.  The most recent purchase that I have kept is a ruffly fringy gray SUPER soft knit scarf bought at a street fair in New York for $8.  I have been wearing it nonstop since the weather turned cool.    

--Do you craft/make anything else outside of what’s in your shop?
I do collage work, using mostly paper, but other things as well.  Like my jewelry, mostly repurposed and scavenged scraps.  I get a lot of my supplies from work, where we like to joke about how green we are because I take home so much stuff that would otherwise be thrown away (and I have been known to dig things out of the trash).  Recent pieces I’ve done have included several custom backdrops for taxidermied birds and multiple pieces for a digital art project called Yet Another Roadside Attraction.

Oh, and I love to knit, but haven’t had time in a while…there are not enough hours in the day!

--Any pet peeves?
When there is still lots of lip gloss left in the tube, but the wand can’t reach it. 

--Bad habits?
…....ummm……………………...procrastination.

--Desert-island food?
Cheese pizza

--Three bands/singers you can’t get enough of:
Erin McKeown
Arcade Fire
De la Soul

--Another blog you follow regularly (link us!):
Makes me laugh a lot. 

--What made you decide to start a shop?
I have loved and collected vintage jewelry for a long time, as well as all kinds of other found odds and ends…it’s hard for me to pass up anything shiny on the sidewalk.  And I began to design jewelry when I studied Metalsmithing in college.  I would make and alter pieces for myself using things from my collections.  The combination of my two interests, collecting and designing, has evolved into the Salvaged Love style - modern designs using primarily vintage and repurposed materialsThis past spring, I decided spur of the moment to do my first craft show in New York with a friend and sold some pieces.  That really gave me the push to start actively developing my jewelry line, and Etsy seemed like the ideal place to begin showing my work on the web.           

--Significance of your shop name?
Salvaged refers to the salvaged nature of many of my materials, and Love, well…I love what I make!  The phrase is also a bit of an homage to Savage Love, the advice column by Dan Savage.   

--Favorite item in your shop right now (link us!)


I love this bright blue necklace.  If I were a superhero, this is what I would wear.




 



Oh, but that's not all....
Claire is giving away a one-of-a-kind piece to one of our lucky readers, just in time for the holidays.
 
Huge vintage beads are strung from vintage brass bar chain on this lovely one of a kind necklace.  The rich blue-green metallic color looks just like the eye of a peacock feather.  
Here's how you can win (so many ways, so many ways...)

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 Salvaged Love, 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 Salvaged Love 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 December 8th--one week!  The winner will be chosen through a random number generator.
 

116 comments:

  1. http://www.etsy.com/listing/58730631/miss-world-vintage-bead-and-flower
    is a beautiful piece.
    I am a new follower on gfc as jhb.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  2. hearted miskabelle etsy shop (jhbalvin)
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  3. I love the Vintage Bead and Feather Earrings.

    alyssa_hammond7 at yahoo dot com

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  4. I hearted (ahammond)

    alyssa_hammond7 at yahoo dot com

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  8. Had the opportunity to see Claire's work up close, and it is even more beautiful in person! The amount of detail she puts into everything, including the packaging, is spectacular!

    My fave piece in her shop right now? Soo hard to pick but I *LOVE* "Satellite of Love". :)

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  9. Now following you on Twitter. :)

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  10. Already <3 Salvaged Love on Etsy!

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  11. Great stuff...and just in time for me to put on my xmas list!! Thanks for sharing, I love the blog! Happy Winter!

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  12. I became a follower. I love this piece
    Havalina - Vintage Leather and Brass Flower Cuff Bracelet (http://www.etsy.com/listing/57587654/havalina-vintage-leather-and-brass)

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  13. I follow & like Satellite of Love - Vintage Bead and Brass Necklace.

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  14. Adore this piece with the silver key!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/61325485/le-disko-vintage-silver-key-and

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  15. I am a follower and my favorite piece is the Vintage Bead and Feather Earrings
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/48354036/plumage-vintage-bead-and-feather?ref=v1_other_1

    kimberly.long at gmail dot com

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  16. favorited salvaged love on etsy

    sparkilysituations

    kimberly.long at gmail dot com

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  17. added your shop as a favorite!

    sparkilysituations

    kimberly.long at gmail dot com

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  18. I love the Havalina - Vintage Leather and Brass Flower Cuff Bracelet.

    aikalice at yahoo dot com

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  19. I'm a follower.

    aikalice at yahoo dot com

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  20. I love Tiger Eyes necklace at http://www.etsy.com/listing/62742914/tiger-eyes-vintage-gold-tigers-eye

    clenna at aol dot com

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  21. I HEART Salvaged Love on Etsy.

    clenna at aol dot com

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  22. I HEART Miskabelle on Etsy..

    clenna at aol dot com

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  23. I Linked this giveaway through my Facebook page

    clenna at aol dot com

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  24. I'm a blog follower!

    xoxo

    katrinaperkosky AT yahoo DOT com

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  25. The Plumage Earrings (http://www.etsy.com/listing/48354858/plumage-vintage-brass-and-feather) are ABSOLUTELY DIVINE.

    katrinaperkosky AT yahoo DOT com

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  26. I heart Salvage Love on etsy!

    katrinaperkosky AT yahoo DOT com

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  27. I heart Miskabelle on etsy!

    katrinaperkosky AT yahoo DOT com

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  28. I follow your blog with google friend connect!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. My favorite item from Salvaged Loe is the Secret Garden Vintage Key and Flowers Necklace!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. I heart Salvaged Love on Etsy - my Etsy name is Hurdler4eva
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. I heart Miskabelle on Etsy - my Etsy name is Hurdler4eva
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. I follow @miskabelle on Twitter - I'm @AmberGoo
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. I retweeted the giveaway: http://twitter.com/AmberGoo/status/10374682343641089
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. So... that anonymous comment up there about the silver key necklace is mine. I also hearted Salvaged Love on Etsy.

    ~Sandi

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  35. I'm a new follower via GFC

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  36. I love the Quiet Earth- wood and feather necklace.

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  37. I hearted salvaged love on etsy- username bokononist

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  38. hearted miskabelle on etsy- username bokononist

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  39. loving the vintage brass bee necklace!

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

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  40. Pretty! This is my favorite item in her shop!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/57584598/superhero-vintage-brass-and-blue-glass

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  41. http://www.etsy.com/listing/61345686/satellite-of-love-vintage-bead-and-brass. My favorite piece

    kellyaceves at gmail dot com

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  42. I hearted miskabelle on etsty

    kellyaceves@gmail.com

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  43. http://www.etsy.com/listing/58730631/miss-world-vintage-bead-and-flower

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  44. Im following your blog

    HarajukuGirl92@gmail.com

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  45. I love the .Plumage - Vintage Bead and Feather Earrings

    HarajukuGirl92@gmail.com

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  46. I heart SalvagedLove on Etsy

    HarajukuGirl92@gmail.com

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  48. Following via Google as Mona Odegard

    Love the Tiger Eyes - Vintage Gold Tigers Eye Necklace

    Link: http://www.etsy.com/listing/62742914/tiger-eyes-vintage-gold-tigers-eye

    monaodegard (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  49. I really liked a lot of the jewelry in this shop...but this necklace I LOVE...


    http://www.etsy.com/listing/48014544/a-pretty-low-key-affair-vintage-key-and

    collins.l.h@gmail.com

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  50. Following on Twitter @MonaOdegard

    monaodegard (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  51. Heart Miskabelle on Etsy as monao

    monaodegard (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  52. Heart Salvaged Love on Etsy as monao

    monaodegard (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  53. I'm a follower and love this piece:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/57590672/later-that-same-day-long-vintage-silver

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  54. I heart Salvaged Love on etsy!
    shelpowl(at)telus(dot)net

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  55. I heart Miskabelle on etsy!
    shelpowl(at)telus(dot)net

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  56. I started following you guys via Google Reader. :) http://www.etsy.com/listing/62742914/tiger-eyes-vintage-gold-tigers-eye

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  57. I am following your blog via Google as ErinC.

    Thanks!

    guinnesspaws(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. I love the Havaline leather flower cuff! So gorgeous!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/57587654/havalina-vintage-leather-and-brass


    guinnesspaws(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. I have hearted SalvagedLove on Etsy as 'Gaybriel'

    guinnesspaws(at)gmail(dot)com

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  60. I have hearted Miskabelle on Etsy as 'Gaybriel'.

    guinnesspaws(at)gmail(dot)com

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  61. I have linked this giveaway on my facebook profile as 'Erin Claringbold'.

    guinnesspaws(at)gmail(dot)com

    Thanks for the opportunity! Great giveaway!

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  62. Love, love, love the Plumage Bead and Feather earrings!

    Follow with GFC (Melissa O.)

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

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  63. The glamorama vintage necklace is so fun. I just love these pieces!

    jentabulous at hotmail dot com

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  64. hearts on etsy for salvaged love from jenisaurus!

    jentabulous at hotmail dot com

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  65. following miskabelle on twitter under @butiadoreyouu

    also a follower with gfc under iadoreyouu

    jentabulous at hotmail dot com

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  66. hearts on etsy for miskabelle from jenisaurus!

    jentabulous at hotmail dot com

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  67. retweeted the original contest link here: http://twitter.com/#!/butiadoreyouu/status/10374265773760512

    jentabulous at hotmail dot com

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  70. So excited with the giveaway. I would like to participate in it.
    Anw i am totally follower through Google Friend Connect name liz.

    Gosh, lot of things i adore, but this one is the faviest http://www.etsy.com/listing/59424006/tangerine-cell-vintage-orange-glass

    Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me and everyone :)

    liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  71. I follow you on twitter bird name doki doki co :)

    Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me and everyone :)

    liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  72. I would love this one! http://www.etsy.com/listing/57584598/superhero-vintage-brass-and-blue-glass
    Mandi

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  73. following via gfc. my email is jozi(at)rogers(dot)com
    i love this vintage key piece: http://www.etsy.com/listing/63581663/plan-b-vintage-silver-key-necklace

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  74. i really like this one http://www.etsy.com/shop/SalvagedLove
    GFC: Ruxy
    ruxy_sl@yahoo.com

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  75. I'm a new follower :)

    You have a lovely blog

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/59424006/tangerine-cell-vintage-orange-glass

    so pretty!

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  77. i'm your follower.. ;)

    zhe_zha@yahoo.com
    http://sarahazhezha.blogspot.com/

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  78. i love the Veruca - Blue Vintage Bead Necklace..

    zhe_zha@yahoo.com
    http://sarahazhezha.blogspot.com/

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  79. followed via twitter..
    mine: @azhezha

    zhe_zha@yahoo.com
    http://sarahazhezha.blogspot.com/

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  80. tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/azhezha/status/11743236594864128

    @azhezha

    zhe_zha@yahoo.com
    http://sarahazhezha.blogspot.com/

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  81. share on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/azhezha/posts/153674514679466

    zhe_zha@yahoo.com
    http://sarahazhezha.blogspot.com/

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  82. I'm a follower now

    And my favourite piece is so totally this bracelet with the upcycled leather band

    http://ny-image1.etsy.com/il_570xN.178687629.jpg

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  83. I love the Party Girl bracelet! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  84. I hearted Miskabelle on Etsy.

    MaddyRu

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  85. I hearted Salvaged Love on Etsy.

    MaddyRu

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  86. I'm a follower!
    I am also in LOVE with the Havalina Vintage leather cuff!

    CerenaLeigh
    Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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  87. i follow on twitter @cerenaleigh



    CerenaLeigh
    Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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  88. I hearted Salvaged Love on etsy!


    CerenaLeigh
    Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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  89. Love this one:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/61326542/party-girl-vintage-rhinestone-and-silver

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  90. blog follower via gfc as khrista porcadilla. favorite item from salvaged love is the hunter neclace.

    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  91. twitter follower as bellekhris.

    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  92. hearted salvaged love as bellekhris.

    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  93. hearted miskabelle as bellekhris.

    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  94. I follow
    I love:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/57587654/havalina-vintage-leather-and-brass

    erica(dot)terranova(at)gmail(dot)com

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  95. i am a follower as bridgestranslation
    I like:http://www.etsy.com/listing/61327477/preen-vintage-bead-and-feather-necklace
    thank you
    bridgestranslation at yahoo dot com

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  96. new GFC follower Melissa R

    my favorite is the http://www.etsy.com/listing/61345686/satellite-of-love-vintage-bead-and-brass

    giveawaymommy at yahoo dot com

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  97. twitter follower @giveawaymommy


    giveawaymommy at yahoo dot com

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  98. tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/giveawaymommy/status/12374279660244992


    giveawaymommy at yahoo dot com

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  99. hearted salvaged love on etsy as giveawaymommy


    giveawaymommy at yahoo dot com

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  100. hearted you on etsy as giveawaymommy


    giveawaymommy at yahoo dot com

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  101. LInked this giveaway through my facebook


    giveawaymommy at yahoo dot com

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  102. love the vintage bead!!
    ariiiav@gmail.com

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  103. First of all, I ADORE the prize: the beads (and the color!) are amazing! So naturally I also love the darker blue version, VERUCA Necklace AND the fabulous PLUMAGE Earrings (BEAD & Feather.)

    Oh and the very cool POLLINATION Vintage Brass Bee Necklace joins the "Hearted Club" as well!

    Jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  104. Very enthusiastic Public Follower of Miskabelle Vintage via GFC

    Salleefur
    Jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  105. First of all, I ADORE the prize: the beads (and the color!) are amazing! So naturally I also love the darker blue version, VERUCA Necklace AND the fabulous PLUMAGE Earrings (BEAD & Feather.)

    Oh and the very cool POLLINATION Vintage Brass Bee Necklace joins the "Hearted Club" as well!

    Jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  106. I hearted Salvaged Love on Etsy
    Salleefur

    Jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  107. I hearted your Etsy Miskabelle Shop (I'm Salleefur) and I can't believe I've never been there before: What a great shop! I think I almost missed the deadline to enter this giveaway - I was so busy browsing and e-window shopping.

    I LOVE ALL of the vantage cross-body and shoulder bags (hearted quite a few of them) and laughed when I save the Vintage Fuschia '80's Heels (I used to have a whole closet full of those in vasrious colors! My toes ache just looking at them!

    I especially love the "Vintage Turquoise A-Line Belted Button Down Shirt Dress" - that's such a flattering and classic style - and the color(s) are fabulous!

    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  108. GFC follower
    Jessica Sage
    LOVE the plan b key necklace
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/63581663/plan-b-vintage-silver-key-necklace
    jesage@asu.edu

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  109. follow you on twitter
    JessicaSage22
    jesage@asu.edu

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