Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Happy Birthday To The Downtown Boutique -- Day 1

This giveaway is now closed.

Woo Hoo! It's been one whole year since the inception of The Downtown Boutique. It has been such an AMAZING journey! I have three co-authors now, and I couldn't do it without them! Sydnei, from Simply Sentimental, has been with me since last April! Michele, from Sweet Irie Originals, and Katherine, from Sweet Caroline's have just joined me in the last month. I am grateful for all three of these wonderful gals!

And I can't even BEGIN to say how much our readers mean to me! We have had readers from over 80 countries all across the world, with 89% of our readers coming from the USA. We have had nearly 29,000 visits in the past year! WOW! That's so exciting to me!

Thank you to my wonderful advertisers too! You guys ROCK! And I'm very blessed to be able to feature so many wonderful products and shops from Etsy.com, and other places on the web.

So, to show my gratitude, we will have a giveaway for each day from today through January 27th. Each giveaway will go for one week.

Today's giveaway comes from Mia Sophia. Mia is a mom from Houston, Texas and has three girls, with whom she tries hard to maintain some amount of "girly-ness" when possible. Mia has TWO shops on Etsy: Mia Sophia and Friendly Banter. You will find that both shops have some GORGEOUS items in them. Mia also has a blog called Mia Sophia's Day.

For today's "birthday gift", Mia is offering this lovely "Bright Red Butterfly" Vintage Image Necklace, JUST in time for Valentine's Day!


Enter to win:

1. Go to Mia Sophia and then come back here and comment on your favorite item from the shop, BESIDES the giveaway item shown. Please be sure to leave a valid email address.

2. For an extra entry, you can blog about this giveaway. Leave a separate comment with the link to your blog post.

3. For another extra entry, you can Twitter about this giveaway once. Use @dwntownboutique when Twittering. Leave a separate comment when you Twitter.

Deadline to enter is January 27th at midnight PST. Giveaway is open worldwide.


Have a great day!

Angie

164 comments:

SandyM204 said...

I like the Stop and Smell the Roses
necklace. Great giveaway!

SandyM204 said...

I tweeted here- http://twitter.com/SandyM204/status/1136777539

Whimsical Creations said...

My favorite is Valentine Heart Rose Wreath Vintage Image Pendant.

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

CraftyCrush said...

Winter Forest Bird Brooch - Grey
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16175068
:D
Or if it's supposed to be the same shop that the giveaway item is from:
Blue Butterfly Vintage Image Necklace
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19967067

sunriseofserendipity
@gmail. com

CraftyCrush said...

Also, you've been retweeted :)
http://twitter.com/CraftyCrush/status/1137289440

sunriseofserendipity
@gmail .com

wendy said...

Gorgeous Angel Vintage Image Necklace


Isn't this a pretty item?

madamerkf at aol dot com

bugs 'n' bees said...

I LOVE the Eiffel Tower and Balloon pendant! Gorgeous!
bugsnbees at live dot com

bugs 'n' bees said...

I tweeted too! :)
http://twitter.com/home?status=@DwntownBoutique%20&in_reply_to_status_id=1136949838&in_reply_to=DwntownBoutique

Tiffany said...

I love the Eifle tower necklace

mckenziesmother@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Vintage Image of Fortune Teller Card Pendant

Nora
neneelynn@yahoo.com

stephie said...

i like the Fabulously Feminine French Woman Necklace. msmith572@yahoo.com

jessilynn said...

My favorite is the Whole Lotta Lovin' Goin' on Valentine Pendant..so cute. Thanks Mia!

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Angie and Downtown Boutique....
Haaapppppy Birthday to youuuuuuuu!

And Many more!! :-)

Tiffany819 said...

I love the Vintage Image French Eiffel Tower and Balloon Pendant. It is gorgeous! Thank you for the giveaway!

Valerie said...

The Angel vintage neckace is really pretty but all your things are so nice. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win.

Ordell Knot said...

My favorite is the Vintage Catalog Image Pendant - Lady with Hat

Ordell Knot said...

I tweeted, http://twitter.com/ordellknot/status/1139033954

ehhogan said...

I like the Vintage French Valentine Clown Pendant.

rottawa said...

I like Baxter the Bull dog

rhondastruthers at yahoo dot com

deedleweedle said...

I really like the Eiffel Tower necklace the best.

stepper997 said...

I like all of the pendants, but the French chocolate ad speaks out to me the most!

Deborah Stinson-editor said...

My favorite item is the Fortune Teller Card Pendant. Very gypsy! sierramuse8 at aol.

Vicky H. said...

I like the Vintage Japanese Block Print Pendant with the blue beads.

lilnamekangelivy[at]aol[dot]com

pattycake said...

Vintage Catalog Image Pendant - Lady with Hat

hmahan_0529 said...

I like the Stop and Smell the Roses Necklace. Beautiful! I really like Mia's Artwork! It's amazing!

Anonymous said...

Alice In Wonderland French Inspired Pendant is to die for!!!!!

dyingnwonderland@aol.com

Sonya said...

I really like the Baxter the Bulldog is Workin' his Bow. That is SO cute. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

My fav. is the Alice in Wonderland pendant. Just great as is all the jewelry. Many thx.

susan wiener, swiener1[at]tampbay.rr.com

Anonymous said...

My fav. is the Alice in Wonderland pendant. Just great as is all the jewelry. Many thx.

susan wiener, swiener1[at]tampbay.rr.com

gkstratos said...

I like the Alice in Wonderland pendant
gkstratos@yahoo.com

Sunnyvale said...

I like Alice in Wonderland.

lisacna said...

I like the vintage image st Patricks day pendant

Rita said...

I love the My Secret Valentine Pendant. All are so cute.

lfhpueblo said...

I really love the Red Breast Bird on Birdhouse Vintage Image Necklace. I love birds. I am allergic to feathers, so I can't have a parakeet or anything. I just enjoy looking at them outside my window. I'd have to say my favorite are the meadow larks in the spring, they make such a pretty melody that brightens one's daily awakening (well, that is unless one has a day they'd rather sleep in).

jdine said...

I love the Stop and Smell the Roses charm necklace. So pretty!

mverno said...

stop and smell the roses

Anonymous said...

I absolutley love the angel necklace. Perfect! Thanks!

trishden said...

Oh I love all of Mia Sophia's things, my favorite is the Stop and Smell the Roses necklace. Thanks for such a great giveaway!

trishden said...

I tweeted about the giveaway here:
http://twitter.com/trishden/status/1140389794

Lilly said...

I love the Vintage Japanese Block Print Pendant because I'm half japanese. I would love to give this to my mom.

malleycc said...

I love the white orchid broach.

Jill E said...

I cant help it I love the Butterfly so I really like the Blue Butterfly Vintage Image Necklace!!!! luv it luv it!!

jkebeans@live.com

pammyb said...

I think the Chinese New Year is very unique - love it - THANKS !!!!pbrigance62@comcast.net

samsakara said...

I love the French Vintage Image of a Woman by Paul Berthon.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

barbmccrea said...

I really like the Vintage Valentine Cherub Pendant, Thanks for the chance!
barbmccrea at hotmail.com

bkh61959 said...

Wow, these are really cool, I decided on theStop and Smell the Roses, so pretty, thanks for the giveaway

snowmermaid said...

I collect mermaid items so I absolutely love the Fabulously Feminine Vintage Mermaid Necklace!

janetfaye said...

I love this one, My Secret Valentine Pendant.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

Blogged here:
http://grammyjanetsplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/january-giveaways.html

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

joni said...

Whole Lotta Lovin' is adorable!
dolniaks@connecttime.net

SandraLynn128 said...

I love the Vintage Mermaid necklace..truly original vintage style look.

Twinkleears said...

I just loved the whole lotta lovin going on necklace. So cute!!!!!

NativeHalo said...

The Owl Vintage Image Pendant is my fav.! It reminds me of my great grandmother--she would have loved this!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday! My favorite is the Happy Dance Stained Glass Banner.
-Terra H.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

pms3237 said...

The Valentine Heart Rose Wreath would be my choice

scarlette10 said...

alice in wonderland necklace

cathirushing said...

Vintage Japanese Block Print Pendant

409cope said...

I really like the Stop and Smell the Roses Necklace the most. Very creative!

Smooshy said...

i like the eifel tower necklace!

Sharon Harmon said...

The Blue Butterfly Vintage Image Necklace because I collect butterflies and anything with their image! Thank you for the contest!
txgigggles@yahoo.com

Croasla0 said...

LOVE the eiffel tower necklace, huge fan of Paris!

croasla0(at)sewanee.edu
lauren

danosor said...

The Eifle Tower necklace is my fave.I am a subscriber.

windycindy said...

What lovely vintage jewelry pieces she creates. I adore the Stop and Smell the Roses Charm Necklace. The Happy Dance Stained Glass Banner is a favorite of mine, also! Please enter me in your drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

I love the bird broach1
Diane Baum
dianesmb@aol.com

samhainschimera said...

I adore "Owl Vintage Image Pendant", it's stunning. Thank you for this giveaway.

samhainschimera said...

Blogged about your contest and neat shop!

http://samhainschimera.blogspot.com/2009/01/here-is-link-to-neat-etsy-shop-her.html

Hana said...

I love " Fabulously Feminine Vintage Mermaid Necklace "
Thanks
Hana(at)roadrunner(dot)com

The Green Yak said...

The necklace is so cute! I also adore the picture on the Owl Vintage Image Pendant :-D

greenyak [at] yahoo [dot] com

toughturtles said...

Lets Play Under the Waves

Damla said...

I like Owl Vintage Image Pendant.

annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

judybrittle said...

I really love the Madonna with Child Vintage Image Necklace. That is so nice. Thank you!

Melissa said...

I like the Vintage French Chocolate Advertising Pendant.

CAT0927 said...

I love the Angel Vintage Image Necklace.

Leslie said...

Bright Red Butterfly Vintage Image Necklace

ky2here said...

Let's go with the Madonna with Child Vintage Image Necklace.

cpullum said...

I love the Be Mine Pink Valentine Necklace with Fillagree Heart!
carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

j said...

winter forest bird broach

Molly C. said...

Love the Stop and Smell the Roses charm necklace.

Anonymous said...

My favorite is Stop and Smell the Roses. Thanks. Charlotte
charlottewinters@cox.net

joannaonthelake said...

First, Congratulations on your 1 Year Birthday! That is something to Celebrate! I wish you many more years to follow! And, WOW, what absolutely stunning necklaces! I saw so many truly beautiful pieces and I love the way that the embellishments are so perfectly chosen to make each pendant stand out! It was hard to pick a favorite since I love vintage inspired jewelry, but one that is at the top of my list is the Vintage Japanese Block Print Pendant in Blue. I love everything about the way this necklace was designed. I love the beads, the charms and of course the main attraction, the beautiful pendant! Thank you for the opportunity to enter.
joannaonthelake@gmail.com

joannaonthelake said...

I Twittered about your giveaway. My username is joannaonthelake (I am following you now) and here is a link to the tweet:

http://twitter.com/joannaonthelake/status/1146730452

joannaonthelake@gmail.com

coliebear said...

I like the pink rosebud hair clips.

lena.nicole@gmail.com

Debbie Criss said...

I'm getting very green. I am wanting solar and wind turbines. I would loved the Lets get solar. Please enter me, thank you

Aisling said...

I think the Fabulously Feminine French Woman Necklace is lovely.

mmentor said...

my niece would like any necklace you have

abner232 said...

Vintage Image Goddess Pendant
abner232@gmail.com

superdavefive said...

My favorite item is the Fortune Teller Card Pendant.

superdavefive(at)yahoo(dot)com

Helen said...

I love the vintage Eiffel tower pendant. It's beautiful!

sharonjo said...

I love the Stop & Smell The Roses Necklace best! Thanks!

Helen said...

I Twittered about the giveaway, too! hallienoves on Twitter.

Karen said...

I like the Stop and Smell the Roses
necklace.

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Maggie Sue Designs said...

I really like the Stop and Smell the Roses charm necklace.
~~Meredith maggiesuedesigns@yahoo.com
http://www.maggiesudesigns.com

Maggie Sue Designs said...

posted to twitter:
http://twitter.com/maggiesuedesign/status/1148063732
~~Meredith maggiesuedesigns@yahoo.com
http://www.maggiesudesigns.com

Maggie Sue Designs said...

Added to the blog:
http://maggiesuedesigns.blogspot.com/search/label/mia%20sophia
~~Meredith maggiesuedesigns@yahoo.com
http://www.maggiesudesigns.com

Mary said...

I love the swallow over roses necklace. Her designs are so beautiful and vintage!

Thanks for entering me in the contest!

marytorres09 at hotmail dot com

vboackle said...

i like the eiffel tower necklace.

Ardy22 said...

The Stop and Smell the Roses charm necklace is nice

fae said...

the Be Mine Pink Valentine Necklace with Fillagree Heart is so lovely!

David Johnson said...

I like Alice In Wonderland French Inspired Pendant thanks titanicluck at gmail dot com

silverbele said...

Stop and Smell the Roses necklace for me

Bonnie in FL said...

The Owl Vintage Image Pendant is fantastic I love owls and this is beautiful lovely items

TXsunlover said...

I like the Rose Garden Hand Dyed Ribbon Brooch with Vintage Rhinestone Button.
Thanks for the chance to win!
proudyaya04 {at} yahoo {dot} com

weeblet said...

oooh- i like the owl vintage necklace!

Jolene said...

i like the owl vintage necklace

Janice Wright said...

I am fond of your pendants, especially the Vintage Image of Fortune Teller Card Pendant. Thank you for the giveaway!

jwright (at) iowatelecom (dot) net

AllieOop said...

I love the French Advertising Vintage Image Pendant. Thanks for the giveaway.

Debbie said...

I like the vintage frech necklace
procek@verizon.net

paula h said...

I love the Vintage Image Cowgirl Western Woman Pendant.

Erma said...

I love the Eifle tower necklace. Thanks for the chance to win.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

I love the Eiffel tower necklace

froggypartyof2@aol.com

Tina12312 said...

I love the Vintage Image French Eiffel Tower and Balloon Pendant, it's so cool! Thank you!

Kathy-Catnip Studio said...

I love them all, and my favorite is Swallow Over Roses!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20112876

dbacksfan001 said...

I would choose the Fabulously Feminine French Woman Necklace.

Kt said...

I love the Swallow over Roses Necklace
thanks! kmsst19@gmail.com

Roxy said...

The Stop and Smell the Roses' necklace is gorgeous.

Roxy said...

Tweet
http://twitter.com/truthful/status/1150410543

Erika Lynn said...

I love the French Vintage Image of a Woman.
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Erika Lynn said...

I blogged about it here
http://kissmybook.blogspot.com/2009/01/another-week-of-contests.html
sports[dot]erikalynn[at]gmail[dot]com

Melanie said...

I love the French Vintage Image of a Woman...wow. It took my breath away.

clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

Laura said...

I love Mia Sopia's Etsy shop, especially her stained glass. Her shop was one of the first I added to my favorites list. My favorite item at the moment is Tuscan Sunset - Stained Glass Panel. I do love the giveaway necklace. I collect butterflies and red is my favorite color, so this necklace would be perfect for me. Thank you for the opportunity.

mcgregor_laura (at) hotmail (dot) com

tony said...

whole lo of lovin going on pendant

Anonymous said...

I like Baxter the Bull dog the best...

Jessica Torrez-Riley said...

Hootie-hoo. I am in love with the Owl Vintage Image Pendant! Maybe I just love owls and this giveaway.

torrezriley.j(at)gmail(dot)com

M.A. said...

I like the Fabulously Feminine Vintage Mermaid Necklace.

happishopr said...

I love the gorgeous angel vintage image necklace. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

dhunt said...

nice!

Anonymous said...

i really liked the Valentine Heart Rose Wreath Pendant

nanja said...

I like the Swallow over Roses Necklace. very pretty. Thank you!
nanja[at]comcast[dot]net

Charlene said...

Beautiful jewelry :o) I liked the Valentine Heart Rose Wreath Vintage Image Pendant the most.

Miranda said...

Angel Vintage Image Necklace

Aik said...

I choose the Blue Butterfly Vintage Image Necklace as my favourite item!

aikychien@yahoo.com

Darcy said...

I really like the Swallow over Roses Necklace.

Thanks for the giveaway!

jennifer57 said...

Angel vintage neckace

Carol said...

I love this necklace! This is a great giveaway! Pretty, pretty please...pick me!

amyinkamloops said...

Thank you for posting this information. I really appreciate it! Five Vintage Rhinestone Buttons is my favourite. Who knew buttons could create such a beautiful design.

Great blog and giveway. I hope you have an awesome day! Thanks again ;-) Amy (amyinkamloops *AT* gmail.com)

Candie said...

I like the Swallow over roses. Thank you


candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

angie said...

I love the Finger Paints in Glass panel. So pretty!

Kari said...

I love the Blue Butterfly Vintage Image Necklace

Kari said...

Im also a blog follower!

tigger210 said...

I love the Valentine Heart Rose Wreath Vintage Image Pendant. It would great for Valentines Day. Thanks!

skstigger (at) hotmail.com

purango said...

The Stop and Smell the Roses necklace is my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

Noggy said...

Mia Sophia has some lovely pieces...one of my faves is the Stop and Smell the Roses pendant and neck chain. I also really like the Happy Dance Stained Glass Banner...a great feel good idea for that kitchen window over a sink full of dishes.

Noggy said...

I'm also a follower.

Margaret said...

my pick is Stop and Smell the Roses Necklace.All the artwork is lovely.

skytoucher said...

Angel vintage necklace -- sweet. Artwork is divine.

klp1965 said...

i love the Vintage Valentine Cherub Pendant

Salleefur said...

I like so many of your creations, but especially the Blue Butterfly Necklace. I'm also crazy about the stained glass panels /screens.

NesieBird said...

I love the Blue Butterfly Vintage Image Necklace!

JONI514 said...

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SELECTION... Winter Forest Bird Brooch IS MY FAV

Samantha P said...

the French Vintage Image of a Woman by Paul Berthon is definitely my favorite, so elegant!

Samantha P said...

tweet!

http://twitter.com/samanthapayntr/status/1153767256

Jinxy and Me said...

I like the Stop and Smell the Roses necklace.

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I love the Stop and Smell the Roses charm necklace!
zestywonderland@gmail.com

rosannepm said...

Watch out for Solar Flares
rosans4@comcast.net

Helen said...

I love the Vintage Image French Eiffel Tower and Balloon Pendant.

Anonymous said...

I love the Angel Vintage necklace. Thanks for the contest!
bahjeep@aol.com

artmarcia said...

My favorite is the Vintage Image St. Patrick's Day Pendant.

Donna said...

I like the Blue Butterfly Vintage Image Necklace
donna444444@yahoo.com

Donna said...

I twittered. name-donnak4
http://twitter.com/donnak4/status/1154471416
donna444444@yahoo.com

Swtlilchick said...

I love the Alice In Wonderland French Inspired Pendant.It is so beautiful.Thanks for the giveaway

CharlieGurl57@aol.com

bndraldy said...

My favorite is the French Vintage Image of a Woman by Paul Berthon. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

one6ylady said...
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one6ylady said...

Blogged/Tweeted the giveaway here @dwntownboutique Mia Sophia giveaway http://tinyurl.com/8s7cr6

one6ylady said...

I love the Vintage Eiffel Tower and Baloon necklace because it reminds me of my Honeymoon trip to Paris.

one6ylady(at)aol(dot)com

lilyk said...

I love Baxter the Bulldog is Workin' his Bow!

ms.lilyk@gmail.com