Thursday, February 11, 2010

Blog contests, giveaways and promotions. Plus a giveaway!

Megan, Joni and I chat about blog contests, giveaways and discount programs. The pros, the cons and the inside scoop on some of our own contests.

Joni's French Market basket giveaway that garnered nearly 1,000 comments and emails.

Brooke Giannetti's Brickmaker's Table giveaway on Velvet & Linen


The winning entry in Linda's Blogging Top Design Swarovski Crystal Chandelier design contest

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And, in honor of our chat about giveaways, we have a giveaway! Jill Mitchell lives in Provence and hosts vintage and antiques buying weekends in Provence with a specialty in women's only tours. She has a website and blog called Le Trip.  On request, she will meet people in Paris for a little shopping as well! Eleven years ago, Jill started a wine tour business with her California winemaker father. She fell in love with buying antiques and vintage goods after she moved to France and started her own tour company. She sells her finds on Ebay and Etsy for those who can't make it to France. Ooo la la!

To enter the drawing, take a trip over to her sites and let us know in the comments what items catch your eye!

From all entries, we will randomly select a winner, who will receive this fabulous vintage French school poster, courtesy of Jill!

This is an original mid century French vintage school poster which are becoming prized by a new generation of interior decorators and designers. "Plantes Sans Fleurs" beautiful charts flowerless plants, including ferns, mushrooms and algae. Printed on high quality thick stock paper. The print measures 29.5" x 35". When found in U.S. boutiques, these sell in the few hundred dollars price range.



We will select a winner on Thursday, February 18th. Jill notes that since the poster will be mailed from France, it could take a while to get to the winner. Good luck! And don't forget to visit one of Jill's sites and let us know what grabs your attendion!

147 comments:

Cote de Texas said...

Can I enter???? I WANT this, badly!!!

Linda Merrill said...

Me too!!! Wouldn't it look great in my new kitchen???

Acanthus and Acorn said...

If I don't win this...check out my blog today for what could happen to me! :)

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Great post. I was nodding my head in agreement the entire time.

I know some bloggers hate give-aways. Recently Grace from Design Sponge mentioned it on her twitter and she doesn't like it normally. I guess because it is a massive amount of advertising for a company and what you are getting value wise for a price insn't neccessary what you would make selling advertising space.

I like doing them, because I feel like it's a way to give back to my readers. I don't have the funds to gift them all something and I really appreciate them all. So a give-away that goes with the design style of my blog is great.

Plus like Joni mentioned it's a great way to get more followers. I always make sure to let people know that to enter my give-aways you have to be a follower of the blog. I also give people additional chances to enter if they blog about it or tweet about it. Which leads to more readers.

One thing I did for my last give-away was send out a little email to my blog friends. Just ones that I'm close with and give them the heads-up about the contest in case they wanted to let their readers know. Again you are reaching out to perhaps different readers.

My last give-away had over 500 comments, which for me was nutty.

So end of long story. I like them!

Linda I totally agree with you. That print would look amazing in your new kitchen!!!

inthetweeds said...

Oooooh dying over this! It would be perfect for my green kitchen!!!

I'm a fan of giveaways (and am about to host my first!) - it's a great way to give back to readers!

Amazing giveaway ladies!

Anonymous said...

I love this poster! According the contest rules, you require me to list something on one of Jill's sites that I also like--not a hard task. I like the French Vintage School Poster Fruit Kitchen c 1960 Cafe the best. Yes, I love these posters! Connie Cross crosspandc@yahoo.com

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

During my massive comment I forgot to mention what I liked from Jill's shop.

I have to say that I love what is being giving away, but in checking her etsy site I think the fruit version would be great at home in my kitchen!

Things That Inspire said...

Great SR, ladies!

I have only done one giveaway on my blog - on my 2 year 'blogiversary', I had a giveaway for Phoebe Howard's book, which is self-published, and is not available in stores (I think it is more of a portfolio to give to potential clients, although it is beautifully done). Of course, I asked Phoebe for her permission. I thought it was interesting to have a giveaway for something rare and not available for purchase. So many people emailed me begging me to put it on ebay!

Joni, thank you for the shout out! The offer is still good for the gilver frame....any design you want, just let me know....maybe the new 'Elisabeth'?

Red Door Home said...

Love this! Also a great Etsy store. I am getting ready to have my first giveaway also and am anxious to see how it all turns out.

Marti said...

I like the French Vintage School Poster Rose Sweet Pea Flower Bud poster on ebay.

Morning T said...

I just hosted my first giveaway and will likely continue hosting them to thank my readers and increase traffic.

Just checked out Jill's Ebay site and I love the wire wine basket and the wicker demijohn (you see where my mind is, no?!) :-)
This giveaway is fabulous~ I love it!

Jeannine @ Small and Chic said...

This was a great topic! I wish you talked a little about how you got started with giveaways. The design blog crowd has grown a lot in the last year and there are many companies out there who want to do giveaways, but new bloggers don't away know how the interaction with businesses begins. My first giveaway was initiated by a company and they wanted to dictate my entire post, which was a bit of a turn off. I imagine some bloggers might not push back in those situations.

By the way, the giveaways that are about design are interesting, but they generally favor professionals. Sometimes, I wish the housewife with a modest income, who reads these blogs as an escape, could win those big prizes.


Also, there are multiple message boards dedicated to pointing readers to giveaways. Check your traffic. I'm sure some are sending people your way.

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Alexandra said...

I just went and visited Le Trip blog and it warms my soul! I spend a wonderful six months living in Aix-en-Provence and travelling around Provence and everything about that blog makes me want to drop everything and move right back! I just bought my first home and I would LOVE to have that poster so I could be reminded of the time I spent over there learning the language and exploring the countryside!

My boyfriend is currently studying to be a doctor, so I LOVE the tongue and eye vintage french posters from her EBay site! I think they would be a great touch for his office!

Alors, a toutes les autres commentaires, bonne chance, mais j'espere que cette affiche appartenir a moi!

My Notting Hill said...

Love it - a giveaway in a podcast about giveaways. I like the antique demijohn and the gorgeous wallpaper with the gold raised design. It' up for bid ebay - I have no use for it, but does that matter...

Jill said...

Chères Dames,

Merci so much for hosting this fun giveaway. I'm having a ball reading the comments while I listen to the recording. Love this giveaway concept and here we are living it live. Ya'll are brill.

Jill

Therese said...

This is a beautiful poster! I am a master gardener, and love the idea of having some artwork that indulges my gardening obsession as well as my love for France!

Jill has some really unique things in her store right now. I am particularly fond of the 1950's vintage curtain! I think you could make so many marvelous things with the fabric, or use it as a curtain or shower curtain. I also like the confit pot. It is really a treasure - I haven't seen many black ones.

Anonymous said...

Hello, ladies!

As a (clothing) designer, I have found that a (20-25%) discount code works extremely well for my business. Typically, I send the blogger a sample, and she writes an honest review; I have been fortunate to have great reviews. The first blog I did it with has continued for 8 months to bring me business. Though coupon codes don't seem like great shakes to the reader and/or blogger at first, at the very least it allows the merchant to track where the business is coming from. Of course we have Google Analytics to help us, but traffic does not always equal sales.

As a result of that first blog's review, I have submitted samples to about 7 more blogs. But, none were as successful as the first, so I know that her readers are perfect for my product, and now we're creating an affiliate program together. Also, she will be the first I will go to when I have new styles. I thought I would share that perspective to help you make your decisions in the future!

A funny story: I was googling my company and found a negative post about my product. She had never seen or used it herself, so I contacted the blogger and offered to send her a sample to see if I couldn't change her mind. She apologized profusely, and agreed to try the sample. I've followed up three times and never heard from her again. I've been debating whether to blog about this on my extremely neglected blog. I know what Megan would say!

As for the "secret" entries issue, on a recent giveaway, I had the entries go to MY server so that I would collect the emails. I figured I was wasting product ($120 worth) if I wasn't increasing my mailing list.

Keep up the great shows!

XOXO
JHG

P.S. I'm now supposed to pick a winner for above mentioned giveaway, and I don't know how. What system do you use?

Chris said...

I miss so many things about living in France, but the store sign (with hours open/close) would be great in my little shop, or even in the kitchen (hah!)

Anonymous said...

I'm confused. I could not find the place to enter my name & email for the giveaway.

Taylor said...

I really just love all the school posters, so I really hope I win!

CC said...

Tres jolie!!!!

Sarah's Fab Day said...

I think I would need the les fruits poster to accompany the plants one. Parfait!

Karen said...

I would love a group tour. The Bargain Shopping Tour, A Woman's Tour of Provence, Le Tout Paris - they all sound fantastic!

Flying Designer said...

OH, a day tour would be so fun! My favorite poster is the Circa 1939 French Lottery Perfume Poster of lady jumping for joy! Love it!

Devine Designer said...

I have NEVER left a comment on a blog before. But, I love, love, love your sight and love this poster as well...so felt compelled. Let me tell you that I discoved your sight awhile back, but never listened to your podcasts. Well, about 1 week ago I decided to listen to one...I'm now addicted! I started listening to the podcasts from your start...

I did take a look at Jill's ebay sight and really like the French Vintage School Poster Rose Sweet Pea Flower Bud!

Thanks againg for your blogs...your are all wonderful:)

Yvonne Blacker said...

Hi ladies! As usual I learned so much from your roundtable discussion. I liked your idea about having a separate email address for comments that qualify readers for contests. My first contest had only one entrant! I was slightly depressed about that, but happy that my most loyal follower was the winner! One thing I do like about asking for posts in the comment section is that it gives readers a chance to get some press too (if they are bloggers, it is a win-win, blogging is such a great networking tool). Although if I ever had as many comments as Joni I might change my mind about that! I am actually having a *Valentines Day Giveaway* at my blog right now ... to enter to win, go to

http://designvignettes.blogspot.com/2010/02/bloggers-valentine-giveaway.html

become a follower and then post a comment to win one of *my very own* design items. Please visit before contest ends on 2.14.10 at 11:59 pm EST. Winner will be announced on the 15th.

Have a sweet Valentine weekend and thanks, Linda, for mentioning me in today's post. You made my day and I still love my silver bowl :)

http://designvignettes.blogspot.com/2010/01/thanks-skirted-roundtable.html

xo yvonne

PS To visit Provence on one of Jill's "Womens Trips" would be such a great way to travel! I don't expect to win again - that would not be fair - but I think the green cup listed on ebay is magnifique: 2 French Glazed Pottery Vallauris France Cup Dish Lot (posted on Feb. 2nd at http://letrip.org/blog/?p=1947

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Fun giveaway, ladies! I also like the Les Fruits poster over there.

I love doing giveaways on my blog & I always offer than to anyone who wants to advertise with me. I've also done giveaways when I get an item for it as opposed to paid advertising, cause I feel it's a win-win for my readers. The company gets exposure, I get a freebie & my readers get something too.

Giveaways have really exploded across blogs the last year, haven't they?!

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

I think giveaways are a wonderful way to give back. I have been thinking of a giveaway myself. I shall ponder on it. Anyway, all this is wonderful, and I hope giveaways well become more the norm than the exception. Great going!

French Basketeer said...

Can't wait to listen to the roundtable, which is followed by some great ladies in NYC that I met last week. Please sign me up the the givewaway! thank you!!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

I have had some great give aways, with products or $100.00 gift certificates for frenchgardenhouse.com on my blog. Always had a great response. It does get to be a lot of work to pick a winner, reply to the emails etc. And then there's the part where I feel bad that I can't send everyone $100.!

When I first started blogging, it was a surefire way to boost my readership. Now, I just like to do it once in a while for fun {or to make myself crazy!}

LindsB said...

I agree with Camila in her comment, I like them for the same reasons and I love this one too. I went over to her sites and I think my favorite item is the vintage veggie poster. All the colors are so pretty.

Karena said...

I love this French Poster! Would love to win this! Fingers are crossed!
Karena
kalbert1@kc.rr.com

stacey said...

The tours sound delightful. I would have to say the tours, any or all would be just the ticket. I hope hope hope I win the lovely poster!

Pamie G. said...

Could my Tuscany kitchen incorporate French posters properly? Oh my goodness, this Texas girl needssssss this! You all are awesome! Happy Day! Pamie G.

Slow said...

I like the posters and wall hangings. I need things for my walls! Thanks.

Linda

Carol Ann said...

I love the "French Confit Pot Glazed Pottery Antique 19th c Black !" it is fab...I think I might buy it, great ebay site, wonderful items for sale...
I did not understand the giveaways were from the stores, somehow I thought they were from the blog person... silly me, I did not fully understand the concept...anyway I only comment on the giveaways when I could really use the item, sometimes I comment and mention that I do not want to be part of the giveaway..do not add me to the list. I just have a comment...
I love this blog and truely enjoy listening everytime. Thank you all for doing the talking blogs.
Regards,Carol Ann

cece said...

I love her vintage french posters, especially the maps. The colors are amazing.
cece

Hampton said...

Just finished listening--so topical with great information for those of us who are new to blogging! I absolutely loved it-
all the best, Barbara

Wendy said...

Love the SRT!
I went to the etsy site and found the store sign charming.

Sue said...

I love every one of Jill's vintage school posters, but I have to say that this botanical is my absolute favorite. I am finally getting a break to visit all of my favs right now after a month of sheer craziness. I'm so glad I got on to see this giveaway. I would love to have it! :-) sue

Robyn said...

Oh, I loooove that poster! :) It would look perfect in my home.

I like the opening hours sign, as well as the anatomy vision eye hearing poster.

Visual Vamp said...

First of all thanks for the shout out! You let me on your show anyway ha ha, and I love being there.
I went to Jill's eBay site and I love this:
"Authentic Vintage Signed French Poster Nude Provence"
The SRT was informative - I've been thinking of doing a contest for my blog and for the blog for the shop I work in.
I'm still a bit confused as how you choose a winner, but nonetheless you gave some great information.
PS I will never ever enter another Apartment Therapy contest (though I did get close to winning my category), and I thank all of you who still talk to me and read my blog after all the pestering I did.
xo xo

Lauren said...

Hi, I really excited about the poster as I just painted my bedroom Benjamin Moore, Fairmont Green! Ths poster will remind me that I need to always practice my French skills as I graduated from college with a French minor.

What I really liked about Jill's site was in particular the entry titled Le Rendez-Vous. The photographs were beautiful and had a wonderful composition that drew you in and really made one want to go and visit.

Thanks so much and wish me Bonne Chance!

GeNell said...

This poster would be great in either my kitchen or family room with my garden themes. My second choice off her etsy site would be the French store sign.

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I'm loving the fruit poster, but could make due with this one...truely, if I did win it, I would send it to Lauren at pure style, I know she would love it more than anyone. Thanks

Amy said...

I love all the vintage posters on ebay, but probably the village school poster the best because my husband is an urbanist and professor so it's a nod to his line of work. But secretly, I'm hoping for the giveaway! I've got just the spot in my bare dining room for a great poster of plants.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

What fun things she has! I love the vintage wine carriers...and I think my fave poster is the 1951 paris lottery race horse.

Good roundtable!

Antique Therapy said...

I am loving that poster! Would look great framed with other botanical prints around it. I am new to your blog! I love it, thanks for the inspiration.

Susan said...

My eye was caught by the vintage wire wine bottle carrier in her ebay store. She has some great items!

Pat@BPM said...

I love this!

I liked the market posters and the fruit post, on the etsy site.

Wonderful giveaway!

sheista said...

from etsy: soap opera. LOVE! So madmen, so sexy!

Anonymous said...

Love the wire baskets on her Ebay! Thanks as always for this great giveaway and introducing us to another wonderful gal!

Lexi
jkeppel@prodigy.net

Lorrie said...

What a great giveaway. I love French vintage paper - on one of Jill's sites she has a poster of mid-century Paris. It's lovely, as are the other school posters.

And her blog is full of wonderful architecture - the gates of the music conservatory are incredible.

Lorrie

Jan Hager said...

I love the black pottery piece I saw on Jill's blog.

Anna Ferguson said...

I love the vintage bistro sign - we are considering buying it for our little French bistro in snowy Cleveland, Ohio - Tartine Bistro.

Anna
sageabf@mail.com

Michelle H said...

Jill lives such a beautiful and creative life. I would love to be in Aix de Provence right now! The Queen Fabiola portrait is quite striking! Thank you for sharing with us!

Melissa said...

Oh, I love her wonderful findings! That market poster in her Ebay store is just dreamy!

Suzie Button said...

I'm in L-O-V-E with the antique wallpaper on Ebay, both the white/gold relief AND the red/gold relief. I have a scrolly frame that it would look pretty in!
What a generous giveaway, I'll patiently wait for you to contact me that I was chosen and WON! Yippee! Suzie

Judy said...

Visited all the sites. I love the black antique french pottery on her ebay site. She sounds like she would be great fun as a travel/shopping guide.
Judy

Charlene said...

The giveaway of the plantes poster is just fantastic! But I did see several things on Jill's ebay store that caught my eye as well - I just love the Swiss Army cowhide backpack, really I do! I still have the red canvas and leather backpack I picked up in Switzerland back in the 70"s, those Swiss make good stuff!

Fabulously french said...

I love the store sign on her etsy shop.

Leeann

Natasha said...

I am soon to reach 200 followers so thought I might host a little give-away so your discussion has been a God-send! Thank you! Thank you also for this amazing give-away-I would love to enter. I really love the Rare 1950s Casino Poster Remnant from Provence-it is amazing!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Anonymous said...

I really like the botanical print and her cow print from they ebay site! Still thinking about it.

Carla said...

What a great concept in vacationing. I love the idea of traveling to a place to LIVE it versus just look at it. Thanks for introducing me to Joni!

Anonymous said...

The poster is fabulous and so is Jill's blog...I want to go to those flea markets. And the photos of interiors are great too.

Connie

By Grace said...

I love the poster from France that's on this post.
Merci!

kshannon1@wi.rr.com said...

Ohh laa laaaah!
So many possibilities for this poster!
Love the green. Hmmm...

Tensy said...

Joni, thanks again for another wonderful giveaway. I love botanical prints and this one is quite unique.

Willow Decor said...

Hi Ladies,
I enjoyed your podcast - I agree that giveaways increase traffic - but you need to be mindful that they fit your blog look and feeling. Its really a way to connect a product with a customer.

Excited for the giveaway-love all the vintage French posters!

Have a great day!!
xx-Gina

Beth with an E said...

Love the French Lottery Poster Perfume Ad. Would be fabulous in my daughter's room.

crabapple said...

I love giveaways ( not that i've ever wone one, but it's always funto hope), and discounts posted on blogs, I have taken advantage of several. Not to mention buying things bloggers post that are not discounted and that I don't need but can't seem to live without!

I really like the wine glass caddy and vintage map of Italy's boot from Jill's ebat site, and I'd absolutely love to do one of her trips. Fabiola is pretty cool, too.

courtney said...

I love the fruit poster, but I think my favorite is the "Plantes Sans Fleurs"giveaway! Love it!

Kay Flynn said...

Went to Jill's sites and on ebay I loved the school posters. I think the contest poster is perfect for my kitchen. Also, I was drawn to the fish market poster of the 50's - spoke to me of my mother and the time when I grew up. I feel that my three years of high school French need some dusting up and would start with her wonderful posters. Planning on visiting her ebay site in the future to see her vintage finds.

Kate

kljswilson said...

I have been thinking of a giveaway, but I don't think I have enough subscribers to do so.

I love this poster and the Casino poster on her Etsy shop!

Kacey @ Shes.No.Martha

Starfish said...

Want this as it works well in my french inspired home!

Scribbler said...

Aha! A chance to improve my French, my body of knowledge and the looks of my house, all at once!!

Quel chance!

Scribbler

pcb said...

Love the poster as it reminds that spring & summer do exist(seriously questioning their existence after having one snowstorm after another in DC)

kanchor16@comcast.net said...

If the lovely pastel of Queen Fabiola on Jill's site is not available yet, I would be thrilled to have that wonderful French teaching poster;
I hope Jill gets thousands of visitors!

Tea and Margaritas in My Garden said...

That poster is so beautiful and green! lol It would match my on a budget frenchish style kitchen so well :)

tea

Beverly said...

Thank you for the link to Jill Mitchell's Ebay Store. I love the 2 French Cup/Dishes in a light green pottery. So very different.
I'm remodeling our built in hutch to show off our pottery collection after 45 years of marriage and these would be such a nice addition. I would love an interior designer from Montreal on the skirted roundtable since my daughter & I are going there this summer. So much closer than Paris. Thank you all for this blog and to Joni for all the inspiration I've gotten from Cote de Texas.

Anonymous said...

I love the antique vintage wallpaper on the ebay site, along with the fruit poster. I work at home designing/producing handmade art greeting cards and look forward to the weekly posting of The Skirted Roundtable. Annette (For some reason, my Google Account is not recognizable.)

Peggy Campfield said...

What a terrific find, now i want to gather four or five girlfriends and head over to Provence for a week of shopping and site seeing.

Smocking with Gwen said...

Love all the information on Jill and her willingness to help us find our own treasures!!! Have been planning our 40th anniversary trip and Paris is at the top of our list.

Kristin said...

As they say on sports radio, I'm a "long-time listener, first-time caller" of Cote de Texas and the Skirted Roundtable. As a reader, I obviously love the idea of give-aways, particularly when they are such great items as this week's vintage poster from Jill. I visited her eBay store, and I love the vintage poster of the mechanic's garage (SO cute in a little boy's room, which is where my mind is right now). I also LOVE the vintage satin quilt, which I actually have bid on. Anyway, thanks to Joni and all the ladies. Keep up the great work!
Kristin in Dallas
(kkelly@2929entertainment.com)

daninotes said...

I love giveaways and LOVE this one! It would look beautiful on the wall in my kitchen/dinning area. Giveaways are a great ways to giveback to your readers and just simple fun for everyone. Thanks. dani

bpshipp@valornet.com said...

I love the organic feel of her site. It is so comforting and homey. I could hang this in my kitchen and many more!
Give aways! What a great idea.

vickysplace1 said...

La Reine Fabiola, Queen Fabiloa, matron saint of abused women and nurses. This picture caught my attention because I am a nurse. For 27 years and present, I work as a registered nurse BSN (bachelor degree in nursing science form the University of Texas). My career is investigating abuse, neglect and exploitation of the elderly and disabled. I work for state government and love the work. I have helped may people. My career is silently rewarded by my satisfying feeling in my heart. Ta Ta Vicky

maihrs said...

I think the poster is great! Thank you for the opportunity to win it!

Nicole said...

I like the classic french store sign. THe poster is really cool too!

dixiedeb54 said...

I love the SRT blog and the talented people you interview. The poster is fabulous and I also like the vintage school fruit poster c.1960 from her ebay store The French Wall. The vintage school maps are wonderful too and would be great in a playroom. Jill's website makes me want to dust off my passport and take one of her trips to France!

dragonflie said...

Wow! The idea of visiting France and going on a guided shopping tour seems like a dream come true! As an elementary school teacher, I love the posters, but I also love the wire wine bottle caddy at the eBay store.
Thanks for this opportunity!
Susan

MM said...

Loved the Swiss Army backpack! All the ebay items were interesting.

Artichoke Designs said...

I heart giveaways... although I never win!! I like the 2-French-Glazed-Pottery-Vallauris-France-Cup-Dish-Lot on Jill's ebay site. Neat stuff. tracyfisher418@yahoo.com

Kristin said...
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Kristin said...

I just blogged about how much I love these vintage posters!

http://kristinssimplelife.blogspot.com/2010/02/beautiful-day-in-neighborhood.html

J'adore the 'French Vintage School Poster Fruit Kitchen c. 1960' at Jill's eBay store. If I win this giveaway, I plan on purchasing the fruit poster as well to hang in our sunroom. Merci!

Lauren said...

What a fabulous piece!! I couldn't stop but look at all three of her websites! I love all the prints but the unique pieces she finds like the Armagnac Ashtray or the bistro sugar bowl really make we want to book one of her shopping trips!! Fabulous taste!!

Kathy said...

I find it amazing that I love the teaching poster SO much....Its interesting that its basically the same as the "old" biology charts we had in high school that put me to sleep. Now, I find them artistic, beautiful, and so very fresh. The giveaway and the fruit subjects would look stunning in my home.
Thank-you

Anonymous said...

oh oh oh I just love your roundtable blog. What a gift it is to find other women who also love vintage!
Thanks for the link to Jill's site. Love her vintage posters. My husband just bought me a 1920's french poster for our anniversary. Wish I had known about Jill's site then.

Thanks
Anna

Sheila J said...

I love the picture of Queen Fabiloa on her blog. My Aunt has the same picture in her house and I always wondered who it was. Now I know!!

thejavors at att dot net

HOUND HILL DESIGN said...

Through your podcast and reading all the comments I realize this is a serious business! I have just been having a lot of fun with my blog and the current give away but now I realize I should be doing much more! This was really very informative and interesting. I agree, that it is a nice way to thank the readers who stop by and leave comments - but basically I still think it is just a thrill when people from all over the world are so supportive and encouraging. Joni, I am giving this some serious thought - and I will be in touch when I come up with something really gorgeous from my store that all of us will want to have!
Thank you ladies...
Nancy

zees5 said...

Wow! Jill has an A-Mazing Blog. I just love the Place d’Albertas residence. I also love all of those metal water cans at the flea market. I do really like all of her prints too. What a find! Thanks for introducing us! (:

Hopeful Homemaker said...

I love the posters. Her blog is beautiful.

Cindy said...

I would love the French Vintage School Poster of the Post Office and Dentist Office. I love all things from the '50s and it would be a wonderful treasure to own. Thank you for this chance. I love your discussions, they have been both interesting and helpful.
Cindy S.

The Lunds said...

I love the french fruit poster - c'est parfait!

Melissa said...

I love the antique French confit pot on the ebay site. I actually love everything, but that really caught me eye! What a lovely giveaway.

mharrell1967@gmail.com

Melissa said...

I love the antique French confit pot on the ebay site. I actually love everything, but that really caught me eye! What a lovely giveaway.

mharrell1967@gmail.com

michael said...

I just wanted to say the shopping trips on Jill's sites look fabulous. Having shopped in Isle sur la Sorgue, I can say you will NOT regret it.
Thanks for another great skirted roundtable!

annie said...

Oh! This is SO perfect for me!!!
Is there something one of the hostesses would like??
I will work for french botanical posters!
What a wonderful gift and what a great new site.
Queen Fabiloa is quite fab!
And, even though plastic, the shop hours sign is whispering in my ear...
annie

Ormolulu said...

Well, this giveaway could bring your server to it's knees . . . what a FABULOUS poster!

With a blog name like ORMOLULU, it's not difficult to tell I'm a major Francophile. I'm left with great longing after reading all of Jill's sites, especially Le Trip (a dream of mine to visit France some day).

I thoroughly enjoy The Skirted Roundtable--what a generous hostess you are, Cote de Texas!

Great appreciation from Bellingham, Washington!

Debi

Ana Maria Monte Flores said...

Hi and thank you for this wonderful giveaway!

I love both your Ebay and Etsy shops. Everything is fabulous but what really caught my eye was the confit pot - Wow!

A couple of months ago I purchased two of your shop signs. Kept one and gave one to my sister. I use mine to let my family know when the kitchen is open - and especially when it's CLOSED! All my friends think it's wonderful and they all want one!

Love this blog! .......... Ana Maria

Jill P said...

I love the French Vintage School Poster Fruit Kitchen c. 1960. Beautiful posters!

Teresa Hames said...

I love the French Vintage School Poster on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/French-Vintage-School-Poster-Modern-Home-Ec-Restaurant_W0QQitemZ280457286135QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item414c8e91f7

And the French Store Open Hours sign - So cute!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40740508

Great sites that you all have. Love the french market basket up there too! Fabulous!

Jenn said...

Hi:
I love the other French school posters on Jill's ebay site. I also love the French Vintage Antique Restaurant Bar Toilet Phone Sign! It is such a great find.
Thanks for entering me in the contest.

Linda said...

The French School Home-Ec Poster is amazing!
I bought one of Jill's posters for my husband for Christmas - one of the large 2-sided computer prints. Just got it back from the framers and it looks fabulous in the very modern plexiglass frame (so you can flip it to see either side)!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I adore the vintage wine bottle carrier and her vintage movie posters are wonderful.

Anonymous said...

J'adore le Loterie Nationale des Parfumes c 1939.
Because of what was happening at that time in France ..... The juxtaposition is sobering.
Jill Mitchell is an incredible resource for those who want to really "breath deeply" of the air in France. She knows so many hidden places to find Parisian and Provençal treasures. It would take an average Americaine years to stumble across... these rare gems.... That is of course IF they were lucky enough to be fluent in French AND, incredibly well connected. If you tire of searching for antiques..... You can always spend a couple of days sampling the world famous wines from one of the 125 vinerons in Chateau Neuf de Pape. Otherwise, restore your soul with a massage in Roman Thermal Baths that have been existence since before Christ was born. Bonne chance, Nanette Marie

Annie said...

Jill Mitchell's wine bottle caddy/carrier will make my cheap wine look fabulous; afterall, guests will be looking at her fab find and not the labels!

junkrescuerbeth said...

This poster is a beauty! It would look so wonderful in any room of our house. I also covet one of Jill's shop hours signs available among her Ebay treasures, and there is another among her Etsy items. Her design eye for wall art is divine!

Beth of Salvage Studio

marsha said...

spent a week in Bedouin, Vaucluse, Provence about 14 years ago...still visit it in my dreams! would love to have this lovely poster for my french kitchen! Marsha in NC

Meaghan said...

give it to me!!! hahahaha!

debbie said...

GOOD MORNING JONI, MEGAN, LINDA, AND JILL,
I HAVE WATCHED YOU LADIES FROM THE DISTANT KNOWING I'M NOT IN YOUR CLASS...BUT TODAY I HAD TO JOIN IN
AS ART (NEXT TO JESUS AND MY HUSBAND AND ONE SON) IS MY GREATEST LOVE.
I WOULD LOVE TO WIN THIS POSTER AND WILL TREASURE IT ALWAYS. I READ JILL'S BLOG, ETSY, AND E BAY. ON HER BLOG QUEEN FABILOA, MATRON SAINT OF ABUSED WOMEN AND NURSES, JUST MOWED ME OVER. GORGEOUS AND HER EYES...WOW. SHE DIVORCED HER ABUSIVE HUSBAND IN THE 4TH CENTURY...OH I WOULD LOVE THAT PICTURE...I LOVE PORTRAITS OF WOMEN. I ALSO LIKED HER VINTAGE WINE BOTTLE CARRIER BUT I WOULD USE IT TO ROLL UP HAND TOWELS, WASHCLOTH, HAND SOAP DISPENSER, AND LOTION BOTTLE WITH A VINTAGE BOW HANGING DOWN THE SIDE.
IT WAS ALWAYS MY PLAN TO GO TO PARIS WITH MY DAUGHTER ONE DAY. I WILL BE 55 IN MAY...MY PRECIOUS, ONLY DAUGHTER GRADUATED TO HEAVEN ON OCT. 23, 2009.
A BEAUTIFUL CALIFORNIA IMPRESSIONIST ARTIST, ERIN HOUGHTON, PAINTED A PICTURE OF A GIRL WALKING HER DOG OUTSIE A FRENCH FLOWER SHOP...SHE CALLED IT AMY IN PARIS. SHE OVERNIGHTED THE PAINTING BUT IT ARRIVED THE NEXT MORNING AFTER AMY WAS IN HEAVEN. SHE IS A BEAUTIFUL ARTIST AND NOW A LOVING FRIEND.
I TEASED MY HUSBAND IF A FIRE OR TORNADO WAS COMING TOWARD OUR HOUSE I WOULD SAVE THAT PAINTING FIRST....
I SAW THAT JILL GAVE SHOPPING TRIPS IN FRANCE.
SORRY I HAVE GONE ON AND ON...
BEST WISHES WITH YOUR GIVE AWAY....MAYBE I WILL WIN FOR THE LITTLE PEOPLE.....LOL
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

mary said...

Beautiful poster, her trips look fun, watching some things on ebay, would love to go there.

Neal Jacoby said...

Oh - I love this poster. I went over to the blog and was so taken with the photo of the "local village yard sale". I want to go to France - soon.

Anonymous said...

All Jill's sites are great! I signed up for her newsletter on Le Trip. I also love the fruit poster in her ebay shop. But, everything she has is wonderful! I would love to win the poster. Thanks for the chance! Maureen B. mb99999@yahoo.com

Jamie said...

I'd love this poster!

Jacqueline said...

Jill's ebay shop has some great pieces! I loved the "Recontre a Paris" movie poster, and the des Parfumes French Lottery poster is the favorite of my three daughters. We are finally visiting France this May, and Jill's blog will be useful in helping us plan our trip! First time I have left a comment,but this giveaway is too good to not at least try for!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Totally crazy about the vintage french bottle caddy.....It is FABULOUS....

Warm blessings,
Spencer

La Maison Fou said...

Thanks Joni,
I would have to go for the apothecary bottle.
Luv the site and blog.
L.

kottagekara said...

I also like the Les Fruits poster over there....love-ya!

Stacy said...

Oh, wow! I thought I'd be the only one in love with the French Vintage School Poster. Great minds this alike!

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

Hey! Who wrote the rules? Let's kick the 3 SRT Ladies 'out' of the draw!!! hee hee (would be perfect on a wall in Canada for heaven's sake.)

3 Peanuts said...

I love the vintage french fruit poster!!! So cute. And I went to the website and now I am dreaming of a trip;)

VictoriaArt said...
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Kate Coveny Hood said...

I think my favorite is the 2 French Glazed Pottery Vallauris France Cup & Dish set on Ebay. Love the color.

VictoriaArt said...

Love to win This!!!! It's gorgeous...

Love ~ Victoria

Missy said...

I love the idea of shopping with just the girls... I marked her ebay store as a favorite!

pgavpgav1 said...

this site is fabulous-I love her eye for detail and stunning vignettes! Its like being transported to a dream world. Thank you for the contest!
sara

Megan said...

Jill's things are delightful and offer everyone a chance to browse and buy french treasures, whether they have never been to markets like to Isle sur la Sorgue and Clignancourt, or whether, like me, they neglected to by something there and have been regretful ever since! Love the confit pot. Can't get more french than that!

Lauren said...

i don't think i've ever wanted to win a giveawaY MORE THan this one. lefty-typing with one finger- pity me!! haha nursery art!!

but i also love that paiting jill just scored. incredible

xoxo,
lauren

lynne whitaker said...

hope i am not too late! love the poster.

Nell said...

I love this poster!

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Hope I'm not too late love this! Warm hugs, Esther

Brooks & Dana Tucker said...

Love this print! It would look fabulous in my dining room. I also love the French Vintage School Poster of Italy on Ebay. Pick me, pick me.

Dana Tucker

Linda Merrill said...

Thanks for your comment, however, the CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!

Congrats to WINNER Laura Ingalls Gunn!!

Ashley, the Decorative Mirror Lady said...

I love this vintage French poster. I am so sorry to have missed your contest. Your contest giveaways are so unique. And - the skirted tables pictures at the top are so elegant, especially with the decorative wall mirrors.

Raindrop Technique said...

What a great contest! Too bad I didn't get to read it on time. Looking forward to more contests such as these!