The Pearly Story Behind "Dusting in Pearls"

I always feel like a walking paradox. I can get out in the garden with my shovel and sledgehammer and love every dusty dirty minute I'm out there. I spend the majority of my life dressed in my "grubbies". Yet there's a part of me deep down inside that still likes "the frillies", "the pearlies", and "the sparklies"--all the pretty things. Maybe it's all the great classic Hollywood movies I watched as a kid. I don't know. All I know is that I can be dirty and sweaty and still want to put on heels when it isn't practical; buy the prettiest apron even if it will get dirty; and don pearls when all I'm going to be doing is dusting and vacuuming the house. It doesn't make sense. It doesn't have to. I've decided to claim it, celebrate it, and have fun with it... and create some "pearly" goodness along the way.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Kootie's Closet Sponsors Our First Giveaway!

Okay, if you haven't figured it out by now, I have a real passion for retro-anything! So imagine my sheer delight when I discovered the online store Kootie's Closet featuring lots of paper goods that have that retro design style I LOVE!

When I emailed the shop's owner, Kai, to ask her if I could feature her wonderful shop here at Dusting in Pearls, she responded with an enthusiastic "YES!" and the wonderful suggestion that she would like to sponsor a giveaway (the first here on Dusting in Pearls!). And the prize? Kai has offered the winner any item in her paper goods inventory in the online store as the prize! How cool is that?!?!

To enter this giveaway:

1) Visit Kootie's Closet online and browse the entire paper goods inventory to find the item you would love to win.
2) Come back to this post and leave a comment stating the item you'd love to win. And that's it! You're entered!

A random drawing for the winner will be held at noon (Pacific coast time) on September 27th. The winner and their choice of prize will be announced in a post here at Dusting in Pearls the afternoon of September 27th. [See the end of post for full rules and guidelines.]

Here is just a small sampling of the wonderful goodies you have to choose from at Kootie's Closet:

"Kootie's Closet Giveaway" Rules and Guidelines
Entries on this giveaway will be excepted up to 12 noon on Saturday, Sept 27th. Each person will only be counted once so duplicate comments won't help your odds (sorry). If you don't have an email link connected to the i.d. you use to leave the comment, then you'll have to check back on the day of the drawing (Sept. 27th) to find out if you won and then contact me via email so I can get your postal address privately on behalf of Kootie's Closet. If you do have an email link connected to the i.d. you use, then I will contact you off the blog as well as announce you as the winner. Basically, it's the standard blog giveaway rules that are out there in the "blog-o-sphere" already.


Ruby (Mouth) said...

Mod Cat Personalized Notes

These are sooo cute. I love the little blue cat. That shop has some of the cutest thing in it. Thnks for sharing.

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Anonymous said...

I love that store. Everything is adorable! I'm going to mark it as a favorite seller for holiday shopping! The Bird in Bamboo Zen Art Print popped out and grabbed me as soon as I saw it. That's fabulous!

Holly said...

Terrific first giveaway Cindy!!

I loved the mod flower address labels, and it just so happens that I'm completely out of address labels at the moment...

Bunny B said...

Great giveaway! I love the Mod Cat Personalized Notes - Set of 12! Thanks!

bunnybx at gmail . com

Sena said...

I'd love to win the Birdcage - Personalized Notes - Set of 12. Thanks!


Kylee said...

What a great shop! I love retro things, too. I especially like the Retro Cat personalized notes (6 of each color) and would love to win them!

TX Poppet said...

Love the Sputnik Hello Cards. What a fun give away. I'll cross post this at my site.

Ginny said...

What a cute shop, I love the Mod Cat Personalized Notes - Set of 12

Andria said...

Those Mod Parrots are cute! The create your own would be fun though.

Elaine A. said...

I like hte mod bird or 50's bicycle note cards. Can't decide...

Deb DiSalvo said...

Oh....I'm so glad you featured this shop - I've never seen it and I LOVE the retro look. My favorite is definately the glasses R sexy image - I wear glasses and they ARE sexy! Glasses are probably one of my biggest fetishes, because really, you can never have enough!
I'd LOVE to be entered in this contest.

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