Tying the Knot in a Meaningful and Memorable Way (Without Losing Our Savings or Sanity)

Monday, March 2, 2009

Contest: Enter to Win a Handmade Flower Pin

Photo courtesy of Kumi

I have a confession to make: Up until a week ago, I had never bought anything from Etsy.

Don't get me wrong; I love Etsy! I browse through Etsy quite a bit. But I'm on a tight budget. Matt and I try to limit our fun spending to $70 each per month. So I usually browse Etsy and then get inspired to make my own stuff (or at least attempt it).

But when I stumbled upon Kumi's corsages, I bought one right away. They are made from vintage kimonos (sometimes those that she has inherited from her family). She says:
I am committed to reducing the amount of waste in general and I am very careful when I produce my work. I am a strong believer of "art for everyone" hence the reasonable prices and the promotion of "handmade/crafted" products.
For a mere $13, there's no way I could have produced such loveliness myself. The best part: Kumi is giving away one of her stunning creations to a 2000dollarwedding kindred spirit.

All you have to do is leave your first name and last initial in the comments section by Monday, March 9 by 11:59 EST. If your name is randomly selected, I'll follow-up to find out your mailing address and your corsage preference.

Enter away! (and check out her Etsy shop)

OPTION #1: Orange Flower


OPTION #2: Purple Flower



OPTION #3: Green Flower


OPTION #4, #5, and #6: Pale Pink, Pale Yellow, and Pale Blue Flowers




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149 comments:

EliandMe said...

Pick me random selector!

Shonagh I x

Amy Lynn said...

Love them!

Amy Lynn L.

Liz said...

Gorgeous!

Liz K.

Ashley said...

In Love.
Ashley M.

Rosalie said...

They're beautiful!

Rosalie D

Mary said...

Just lovely!

Mary C

Yined said...

Love them!

Yined R.

Yerin said...

Wow!

Erin K.

mandyrosy said...

Beautiful!
Amanda B.

Allison said...

How beautiful! I love them all, and I truly love Kumi's philosophy in creating them.

Thanks for a great giveaway.

Allison L.

Tracy said...

The pins are gorgeous!
Tracy S.

Julia said...

So pretty!

Julia W.

EmilyAnn said...

Beautiful!

Emily G.

Ashley Sue said...

I've had a girl crush on her for quite a while now.

Ashley R.

Shelley G said...

Gorgeous!

Holly G. said...

so perfect for spring!

sabo_meenyo said...

oh how pretty!
Stacey O.

stellad said...

stella D

Erin S. said...

I love them, and I love the idea behind them!

Erin S.

cait said...

cait m.

Meg said...

They are gorgeous!

Meg O

kimberly said...

pretty!

Kim H.

jaydee said...

oh how beautiful!

Julia C.

Sarajane S said...

Beautiful!

Sarajane S

IslandGirl said...

These are amazing!!
Molly M.

laura b said...

Ooooh!

D said...

Love them!

Diane N

Megan T said...

Cute! Love it!

Megan T

Jenny said...

Pick me! Pick me!

jenny g.

MsTeacherLady said...

So pretty! I'm not sure how I'd pick one, but I'll worry about that if selected (fingers crossed).

Catherine A.

Samantha said...

Samantha H

Annie N. said...

Super sweet!

Annie N.

rachel w said...

absolutely lovely :)

rachel w.

Amanda H. said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!

This is one I totally want to win!

:)

Katie said...

Katie V

I LOVE those!

kat said...

Ohh! Pretty!
kat e.

carboniferous said...

Oh so pretty. The green one is my favourite!

Kaitlin W.

Elizabeth said...

Love them!

Liz O

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!

Megan J.

Ms. Grrrl said...

Precious.
Sarah K.

Tegan said...

These are so great!

Tegan L.

zoliepup said...

Very cool way to recycle!

Vicki W.

Anonymous said...

Lovely!

Laura H.

anita said...

The purple is gorgeous!

Britt said...

Love these!!

Britt E

Katharina said...

Want one!

Katharina K

cori said...

Lovely!

Cori M

Elana said...

Oooh so pretty!
-Elana RW

CaitStClair said...

These are fantastic!

Caitlan C.

elizabeth said...

So beautiful!

Elizabeth A.

Ruthie said...

Gorgeous :)
Ruth A

Katie said...

Gorgeous!

Katie C.

qasia said...

They're all so pretty!

Erin E.

natandra said...

I want one!
Alexandra A

.mssunshine. said...

Excited mucho.

Dene' L.

Rose said...
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Carla said...

Cute!

But that's not my name. It's Carla B.

Caitlin said...

Gorgeous work!

-Caitlin T.

Nightfall said...

Gorgeous and will work perfectly with a dress I'll be wearing for a wedding soon!

Amanda H.

sandra w said...

fingers crossed.

sandra w

Anonymous said...

So beautiful! a perfect corsage for my mother at our september wedding!
-Rachel Wi. (since there's already a Rachel W. wierd.)

Hannah said...

Oooh! Hannah M-B

Jessie said...

Lovely!

Jessie B.

Nina B. said...

Mine.

Nina B.

Leigh said...

These are so nice!
Leigh C.

l said...

Laurel A.

Regina said...

Regina S. I love the pale yellow. so pretty! and sunshiney

mims said...

lovely!

Merium C

Amanda said...

Lovely!

Amanda G

kate said...

kate l.

Kate Farley said...

Kate F.

Hannah Noel said...

I love #4-- its so pretty :D
Hannah H.

Hanna said...

Pick me! Hanna L.

Jen and Eric said...

Jen H.

Sarah said...

Those are gorgeous!!

Sarah H.

un-bride said...

So pretty, and I love the vintage kimono aspect!

Jessica H.

c-rock said...

Sweet! Cori W.

Emily said...

Ooh love the blue and yellow one. Great find!

Emily F.

sweetfrenchtoast said...

These are beautiful! I would love to win.

Sabrina S.

m+k said...

blue and yellow one matches my colors!

michella v.

Cass said...

so pretty, my fiance and I met in japan, something to remind of that would be lovely!
Cassie H.

Selfish Jean said...

=)

Jean K.

Sarah said...

Pick me! Pick me!
Sarah G

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!

Sarah S.

Haddie said...

ooh lala! pick me! pick me!

Christena said...

srsly, i freaking love the green one!

Christena M

amy said...

so lovely. i like the bit of shimmer. me! yay!
amy t.

PDX Bride said...

I love these!! Cat J

angie mae and mike said...

def going to buy one anyways! beautiful! thanks for showing us this!

angela w.

lauren said...

so cute!

Lauren H.

Sharon said...

Sharon C

fingers crossed =)

loving the yellow

Future Mrs. Kot 2010 said...

ooh those are so cute! kelsi w

CraftyBeaver said...

Lovely!
Stephanie L

mismikado said...

absolutely adorable!

Sebrina S

Delilah said...

they are so beautiful!

Marian said...

Love!

Marian S.

Christy said...

Christy K

Cali Bar Girl said...

how pretty!

Krista Y.

Lisa said...

Me :)

Lisa W-B

Anonymous said...

Those are lovely.

Emma K.

Trang N said...

Pretty...I would love to win one! :)

heidiophoto said...

Love them. Especially the green flower.

Heidi S.

Theresa said...

So pretty!!

Theresa P

Anonymous said...

Just lovely! - Sarah H

Asia al-Massari said...

Doesn't hurt to enter!

Asia A.

Jennifer said...

I love them!

Jenn W.

Emmalinda said...

What an awesome idea!

Emily S.

Brianna said...

i love the purple one!

Brianna O.

Milly said...

Gorgeous!

Emily M.

diane said...

GORG!
Diane B.

mmmmmonica said...

Monica M!

Damaris said...

CUTE!


Damaris C.

jennifer c. said...

These are adorable. <3


Jennifer C.

Anonymous said...

All of them are so lovely!

Lisa M.

Emily said...

So pretty, especially the pale blue one!

Emily G.

Luis said...

Luis R.

Hi, Lane said...

Hilary J.

:-)

Mary Lorraine said...

Pretty pretty pleeeeeeeease!

Mary R.

Sally said...

Sally B. I love that they are recycled and beautiful!

Kelly said...

Kelly R.

Ali said...

How beautiful. The green one is my favorite. I'm off to check out her etsy shop right now!

Susannah said...

Lovely!

Susannah D.

Sara said...

Just perfect!
Sara B.

Katie said...

Just in time for spring!

Katie D.

erin said...

Lovely.

Erin A.

queenoftheclick said...

Beautiful flowers and perfect for a spring wedding!

MsChoiceAlways said...

So many potential uses!

Cassie H.

Laura Faye Matsell said...

Laura M.

La Chileng├╝ita said...

Awesome!!!

Tyffanie A.

Anonymous said...

drop dead gorgeous
Janice C.

onebeatheart said...

Super Cute!

Crystal K.

teresa said...

Oh heavens. A couple of these would go awesomely well with the wedding dress I'm having made!

Teresa H

Vanessa said...

I love them all, but most of all the blue! They're Gorgeous!

Vanessa B.

jen h. said...

Love the flowers!

Tree Hugging Mother said...

These are amazing, and I love the fact they are made from old kimonos! My choice would be number 4, because even though I really love all the others, I have three bridesmaids and I could give them these as gifts to wear at the wedding!!

Sarah said...

Lovely!

Sarah F

Anonymous said...

Sue J. They are all equally beautiful.

Amy said...

Totally awesome!! Count me In!!

-Amy A.

Heather F. said...

So amazing!
Heather

Mackenzie said...

These are adorable!

Mackenzie M.

loveliza said...

love them! so simple and sweet...

eliza s.

Anonymous said...

Megan H

Glenda A said...

love these!

Mandi said...

Too cute!

Mandi B.

sarah said...

i love the purple one! great find.

sarah b.

Mellissa Forget said...

I don't think my comment posted, so I'm trying again.


Mellissa F.

Laura Bennett said...

Laura B.

Cynthia C. said...

So gorgeous! I want one!

Mallory said...

Ohhh purdy!

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