Plush Cats, Little Rabbits,
George & My First Giveaway!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Do you see the resemblance? It’s as if Sam knew my gorgeous George…♥



This is my newest Matou en Peluche print, it arrived last week and George won’t stop staring at it (such vanity). We don’t own canaries but George grew up with birds (parakeets and now doves) and a better part of his life has been spent lying on windows near cages looking on with bored frustration. Sam didn't create this for me, but it really does fit him perfectly.

So, do you remember how last week I told you I was going thrift shopping? This awesome print was part of why I went shopping. It was a hunt for a frame that would properly showcase my newest art piece. But then a little after my vintage post planning began I had some small detours, first I got sick… that really took the wind out of my blogging and then I found out that I had won some great giveaways (of which I plan to write about in the very near future) and that sort of put it in my head that it was time I paid it forward and had a giveaway also. But before I reveal the giveaway I thought I’d share with you a little on the background of the prizes…

From my thrift shopping expedition:




These mermaids are NOT the prize, sorry. I stumbled on them while looking for a co-prize and frame, I really wanted but couldn’t bring myself to buy them. They’re sold only as a set for $400. The set includes the giant shell and the three mermaids. I really only wanted the mermaids.




These are from my bedroom wall where I have several Matou en Peluche prints hanging... I'm a big fan as you might've guessed.




Lastly…



The first part of the giveaway consists of Arabella, an original drawing in pen and ink that has been scanned and digitally coloured. She is approximately 10.5cm X 14.5cm and is printed on satin finish extra thick card stock. She comes with an attractive pale blue envelope and will be placed in a protective clear sleeve and is an original Matou en Peluche creation.

The second part is this small ceramic rabbit that I scoured many many antique shops to find and complement the mysterious Arabella card with. Possibly from the 1940’s or 50’s, the shop dealer wasn’t quite certain since she doesn’t have any markings? I thought she had the best little face....




To Enter: just leave a comment on this post during the next 7 days and you will be automatically entered in the drawing. The winner will be chosen at random on Tuesday the 9th of June at 10am PDT and will be revealed later that day.

Good luck and please be sure to visit Sam today... tell her she's amazing!♥

42 comments:

Mujer imperfecta said...

Arabella the conjurer and the shy rabbit, love it.

natalie said...

Aw, what a cute bunny!

MC said...

Now this is a lovely giveaway!

It's so interesting what you'll find at thrift shops, I always dream up a little story to accompany the item - who owned it, where they kept it and for how long :)

It's just so cool that everything has a little history!

Anyway, love the drawing! Good luck to everyone!

drollgirl said...

first off, I LOVE YOUR CAT!! and i love all the items in this post. you have amazing taste and are quite good at locating fabulous treats!!!

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous pics!
So exciting about your first giveaway... that bunny is tres adorable!

xoxox,
CC

sealaura said...

The sight of George stopped me in my tracks he is so grand. How sweet of you to have this giveaway, I do adore that print and that bunny so precious. I love his/her eyelashes. I just want to cup it in my hands and love it.

glad to hear you are feeling better dear.

Keith said...

Great photos. It was nice to see a new post by you. Hope you are feeling better. Thanks for your comments on my blogs. I appreciate it. I definitely want to be entered in the giveaway. Take care. Cheers!

telephone snow said...

Glad to hear someone out there besides family is reading my blog! I feel like a superstar. Hehe.

Very cute giveaway! Good luck with everything! :)

Planet Mondo said...

Do you ship to the UK? Love that kitty card at the top looks like an early Warhol illustration and the bunny is gorgeous...

Savvy Mode SG said...

the rabbit is sooo cute.

Diana said...

i love this giveaway and your george is so cute! i think it's eerie how it looks so identical to him but it's so cute!
your thrift finds are great, and even if you are not able to get them, i still love window shopping.
the rabbit you chose for the giveaway is perfect and good luck on the giveaway!

miriam said...

how adorable, i love! and thank you gabbi for your sweet emails while i was on holidays. now i'm finally back! xx.

Sam said...

Oooh! Gabbi! Where do I start? First of all, George! He is my ultimate pin up boy! Such a looker! Second, thank you so much for showing off my work - to be given the thumbs up by someone so attuned to all things stylish and classy is an absolute honour. Really and truly. Thirdly, how on earth did you resist those mermaids! They are just superb - so historic too - I love that - real collectors pieces. I would have bought them and said to myself "they are an investment!" Finally, just a huge thank you again and I just feel so lucky to have met you, you lovely thing online and I am filled with love for Tim Berners Lee the inventor of the internet because he has made me very happy indeed! XXSam.

Rebecca said...

What a lovely giveaway!! :) Your wall is gorgeous - you're making me want to go buy old picture frames!!

Hope you're feeling better; I did notice you were gone for a while!

Andrea Staats said...

The print and rabbit are both so cute! And Persnickety Antiquity? That is absolutely the best name EVER.
And those mermaids are gorgeous. I want to be a mermaid when I grow up.

P R I M O E Z A said...

sam and i have just discovered each other through your blog :)
i'd be like george too, if i had a wonderful look alike portrait.
mmmm, and all those birdies!!!

Certain Creatures said...

Dear Gabbi!
George is so HANDSOME!!!
what a wonderful post and what a wonderful giveaway!
Your bedroom walls are full of such pretty frames and artwork (love the pictures you took)- Sam's style is beautiful ...and that tiny little rabbit is such a cute-e! He's precious! I feel like I want to keep him safe.. :)
Hope you have a lovely week
....and thanks for this fabulous giveaway... I've got my fingers crossed!
til soon

Francesca
x

Flashes of Style said...

Oh what an exciting contest! And that bunny is SO SO cute :)

Pen Pen said...

OMG! I'd stare at my pic ALL the time if I was George! He's too cute!

I really love the sparrow painting too!

Quixsa said...

The kitty is precious :0)
Also- love your pictures

Elizabeth Marie said...

Awww George, so vain! SO CUTE!

That bunny is just adorable!

I adore your blog...it's lovely! I found you through the amazing drollgirl! :) XOXO, Liz

Carlotta said...

george is the cutest!! the ceramic rabbit is so pretty :)

tnx a lot for your sweet comment

muchlove said...

oohhh, how generous of you! Arabella is stunning, and that has got to be the cutest ceramic rabbit I've ever seen.

I love the photos from your thrifting expedition. Thanks for sharing :)

_nina_malvada_ said...

that young men(mr cat) is so beautiful....

love that he has a "human" name.. :P

A spoonful of mint said...

Lovely print and lovely rabbit! :D

Chrisy said...

Oooh please count me in! I loved seeing how you displayed your prints at home...a real inspiration...

tanaudel said...

I love the colour of your walls - they are lovely!

tanaudel said...

I love the colour of your walls - they are lovely!

srg85 said...

You really do Sam's drawings justice! Your little collection is nicely put up and the frames you chose are very exquisite!
I really like our blog and I'm a fan of the background theme with the stars!

Hey Harriet said...

Please do count me in! I'm already a big fan of Sam's amazing artwork so would love to win that gorgeous card. Oh and that cute bunny really does need to come and live in my house! Thanks for offering such a sweet giveaway.

Cheers Tracy :)

Penny said...

Oh wow, that's gorgeous! I found you through Sam's blog, I love bunnies a lot!

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

the print is so gorgeous, cute cat too! :)

ana b. said...

Oh! How gorgeous! Your first giveaway is so gorgeous and I would love to enter.

I've always thought mermaids were some of the most glamorous creatures in the world. I think more the Sirens from the Odyssey rather than Arielle in Disney though.

And your wall of frames reminds me of Amelie's house in Paris! Will you be doing a sneak peek around your house? I bet it's gorgeous.

down and out chic said...

can i enter a giveaway of an artist i held a giveaway for...oh who cares, i love sam's work and that baby bunny needs to be mine!

mothersvea said...

Soo cute i think I die! off course I want to enter the giveaway!!

easytravel said...

thanks for share. great blog. see you on my blog

Justine said...

i love the bunny- it reminds me one always slept with when I was younger : )

robin_titan said...

Aww the rabbit is soo cute! :)

Chloe Van Paris said...

I need this bunney-
He is looking like Cancan .......

pixelhazard said...

The little bunny is so sweet and that print = skill. You did a great job, they complement each other so well

Kelley Anne said...

Oh those are so sweet! I'd like to enter if its not too late:)

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