Friday, March 16, 2012

Novica ~ Review and Giveaway!

This Giveaway Has Ended.

Recently, I was invited to take a look at a company called Novica and to do a review on an item of my choosing.  

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Here is a portion of Novica’s mission statement:

We want to give artists and artisans around the world a global platform to express their true artistic talents and to spur their creativity. And, we want to provide you with access to unique, hard-to-find items at great values that only the Internet infrastructure can allow.

I chose these blown glass wine goblets in “Ocean Gold” made in Mexico to review. They’re beautiful!

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This next picture might have you saying, “huh?”, but this is an important aspect to me when I order something fragile.   It shows me care is taken with the item to get it to me safely and in one piece.

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Look at how thick the box itself is, the insert pieces are thick, and each glass is enclosed in a thick cardboard overlay.  Well protected.

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Once opened, I hand washed each one and, while I’m no great tablescaper, I set up a table setting so I could show them off to their best advantage.

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I love how they go with pieces I already own; namely my water goblets from Kohl’s and my custard cups from Goodwill.

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Novica is also offering one of my readers a $50.00 gift certificate and I wanted to share some of the things I came across on the website.  They have a wide variety of artisans’ items to choose from.

Tulip Dance Filigree Earrings

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Floral Necklace ~ Mother Earth Sleeps

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Silk Batik Scarves

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Earthly Nature Cotton Placemats

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They also have a wonderful selection of pendant braceletssilk shawls from India, and alpaca wool gloves, just to name a few.

To enter this giveaway, you must visit the Novica website and come back and tell me in a comment what caught your eye.  For additional entries, you can:

  • Blog about this giveaway, come back and leave a separate comment telling me you’ve done so;
  • Put this giveaway on your blog sidebar, come back and leave a separate comment telling me you’ve done so;
  • Tweet this giveaway, come back and leave a separate comment telling me you’ve done so.

This giveaway will run through Friday, March 23, 2012.  If you do not have a blog you can still enter the giveaway, but you must leave me an email address so I have some way to contact you.  The gift certificate has to cover your shipping as well. Winner will be chosen via random.org and will have 48 hours to confirm or another winner will  be chosen. 

This Giveaway Has Ended.

40 comments:

Gina said...

Those goblets are so pretty! I love the amber color.

This is a great giveaway!
I think I would pick the Whirlwind tumblers. I've been on the lookout for glasses in cobalt blue.

Tara said...

Wow,so much lovlies to look at..I'm lusting after the jewellery and a particular garnet heart necklace has caught my eye..xx

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

What an awesome giveaway and what an awesome selling program!

I was just at their site and loved soooooo many things there.

I am going to purchase some glasses, and for something I would love to win? I really liked their neat celedon green egg shaped salt and pepper shakers and adored their Talavera "Happy Tradition:" fruit plate.

I only got so far as table and entertaining, I have much more to peruse before saying for sure but didn't want to forget the giveaway!

(Love your amber glasses, they're awesome!)

Thank you!!

Have a great weekend!

Denise said...

Soooo many goodies. I loved the celadon Orchid plates. Just beautiful. I had never heard of that site. They certainly choose the perfect person in you to represent their products. Those goblets were beautiful.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Those goblets are gorgeous! I spent some time at their site and everything is wonderful. One thing I admired was the Ebony African Antelope Bookends.

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

I am a sucker for the leather and pearl wrap bracelets. Your goblets are great, Kathy. I wouldn't mind having a set like that.

elaine said...

I like the Rosy Hummingbird Wall Sculpture, #177415.

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Susan said...

Oh I do love the amber color of those glasses. Those are going to be beautiful in a fall table setting. They are so beautiful now,but the instant I saw them I thought of fall.

Kim said...

I fell in love with their beautifully painted ginger jars. I could always find a place for one of those.
Thanks for the chance Kathy.
xoxo,
Kim

Sally said...

Love the amber goblets! I looked at plates and some of the housewares on the website... then checked out their jewelry. I'm in love with their silver bracelets!!! Thanks for hosting this giveaway :)

sally.puckett@yahoo.com

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Throw my name in the hat! What a great site, I have my eye on a colonial mirror

Carol

AubreyLaine said...

I love the Bubble Vase from Bali.
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judy gardner said...

i love the stars beaded white skirt!

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Debby said...

So many things it is hard to pick a favorite. I liked the crosses, the hummingbird earrings and the elephant tea pot.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Kathy, gorgeous items!!!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I love the glasses that you picked out. I have always loved that amber color. Thanks for the great giveaway and introduction to their website. I checked it out and they have lots to offer. I liked the emerald spiral tumblers...would be fun on the deck this summer. And I like that they have a lot of posters and art. I need something for my son's room that I might find there.

Karena said...

Kathy your stems are perfect with your other glassware. I adore Novica and what they stand for.

I saw so many scarves I love, the Silk Batik Pink Fantasy really stood out for Spring and Summer.

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Kathy,

I'd love to be entered in your giveaway. Your wine goblets are beautiful.

I love the silk batik shawl, 'Scarlet Lily'. It would look wonderful as a cover up for a bathing suit and with my coat for the winter months.

Dee

soccermom1 said...

I like the Ceramic lamp, 'Enchanted Light'

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Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hi, Kathy! How pretty. First time I've heard about this company. So many beautiful items. The mirrors caught my eye. Gorgeous detail. Thanks for a chance to win!

simplymerry said...

I love the ceramic beer mugs in Colonial Blue -
http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=142556
simplymerry at gmail dot com

simplymerry said...

I blogged:
http://simplymerry.wordpress.com/2012/03/19/novica-giveaway/
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simplymerry said...

Giveaway on blog sidebar at
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simplymerry at gmail dot com

simplymerry said...

tweeted:
https://twitter.com/#!/simplymerrier/status/181603938951364608
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Lynda Del. said...

I'd get the Natural orchid gold plated brooch necklace, 'Orchid Fantasy'.
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Lynda Del. said...

I tweeted - https://twitter.com/#!/Lyndadawinda/status/181814985419272192
lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

tmc480 said...

I like Lacquered bamboo centerpiece, 'Swirls'

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tmc480 said...

https://twitter.com/#!/tmc480/status/181966848856825857

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Rosemary@villabarnes said...

They have a lot of great things. I like the cedar and leather trays.

the cape on the corner said...

there's a gorgeous cuff bracelet with a leaf i'd love. course it's over 200 bucks...this gal's got expensive taste, what can i say, lol.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Oh my...what an awesome site...love the grace glass pitcher.

Blessings,
linda

ryanac32 said...

I'd order the Cinnamon stick vase, 'Spice of Life'

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ryanac32 said...

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The Single Nester said...

What a great giveaway! I love the Mirror Red Star.

Gina M Maddox said...

I would love to get this belt-
http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=128837

gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

Gina M Maddox said...

tweet-https://twitter.com/#!/CrazyItalian0/status/182795864077643778

Julie said...

http://accessories.novica.com/womens/scarves/cotton/cotton-scarf-orchid-fiesta/185368/ like this
thanks
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Kimberly said...

I love Novica! I got my necklace for my wedding from there. :) I think I might get the Beaded basket, 'Sprinkle White Flowers'. It looks like pretty storage.
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Can't believe I forgot to enter this the other day when I was here. Love everything Novica has. I found a beautiful scarf there that my daughter and I both fell in love with.
The artist that make their pieces for Novica are so gifted.
Have a wonderful weekend
Love
Maggie

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