Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Midweek Artist Highlight and Giveaway!

 
This week we are welcoming vintage artist/collector Patti who has two great vintage stores cabin windows and Northern Lodge.  They are both filled with so many beautiful goodies! She is here with an interview, a giveaway, and a discount for our readers so CHECK IT OUT!!!
Some of my favorites from her stores:




Hey Patti! Welcome! Tell us a little bit about yourself and your wonderful vintage collection.
I'd love to tell you that I come from a family who LOVES antiques, and that someday I will inherit wonderful things that have been passed down for generations. Unfortunately, the sad truth is that my mom thinks everything looks better with a NEW coat of paint, and she is horrified that I am enamored with chippy paint. Anything that once resembled a "family heirloom" was left behind at our cabins when my parents sold our island property.  I got started collecting antiques when I owned my own landscaping business...people were always giving me "junk" to haul away. Before long, I had a booth in the antique mall and a new business..dealing antiques.  One of my favorite past times is collecting things that remind me of my childhood in Canada..berry buckets, minnow pails, fish decoys to name a few.

Besides the vintage items you have in your Etsy store, what else do you like to do?
I'm a Biologist-so anything that involves Nature or the outdoors is my idea of wonderful. I canoe, fish, garden, and chase birds around with binoculars. I write poetry, dabble in nature photography, and I hike with my three dogs. I love to read and spend time with any of my four great kids-who are all grown-up now-sigh.

What first drew you to vintage wares?
I was drawn to vintage because I wanted to create a comfortable, warm "day at the cabin" feel in my home. I want people to feel like they are on a mini-vacation, when they step into our cabin. I love to tell stories and when someone asks me..what is that, or how was that used..they get one of those stories, and in return I often get one of their childhood stories.

What inspires what you put in your shop?
I love anything with a story..patina and chipped paint tell stories. I am especially attracted to the things that remind me of my Canadian roots-snowshoes, sleds, ice skates, fishing tackle.. Love the naive, primitive look too.

What advice would you give to aspiring vintage artists and Etsy shop owners?
Your Etsy shop is never finished..keep working to make it better. Find yourself a wonderful friend on Etsy like I did.. Anita from Rollinghillsvintage is my Etsy bestie and we both inspire each other to new heights.

In addition to such inspiring words, Patti is hosting a giveaway here at A Girl and Her Scout! She will be giving away this vintage crock, and some wonderful vintage linen from her stash.

The winner will be chosen (via a random assorter) on March 16th so be sure to get in your entries by then!

To enter, head over to her Etsy Stores, cabinwindows, and Northernlodge and leave a comment here about your favorite item(s). Additional entries for: 1) becoming a first time follower of A Girl and Her Scout 2) Posting this giveaway with a link to my blog on your blog 3) Posting this giveaway with a link to my blog on your facebook and/or twitter 4) “Hearting” or adding cabinwindows to your “Favorites” on Etsy and/or 5) making a purchase out of either of her stores (one entry for every purchase) 6) following Patti's blog found here
Be sure to leave a new comment for each additional entry!

In addition, until March 23rd she will be offering a 10% discount to all A Girl and Her Scout readers! YAY!!! Just use key word “girlandherscout" at check out to receive your discount.

Thank you for sharing such inspiring thoughts Patti!

34 comments:

  1. Many thanks for hosting a giveaway for me on your blog!!

    Hope everyone enjoys visiting my shops!
    READY, SET, WIN!!

    don't forget to USE that discount code when purchasing anything that you just can't resist!
    Thanks Patti of Cabinwindows and Northernlodge

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  2. This is SO easy for me. I have hearted the Vintage Cowboy Boots with Chief Design boots for a while. I would ROCK these boots. Patti has such great style and you pretty much do an awesome interview!!!

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  3. Great interview!!! I loved it! Thank you very much for sharing, Patti-- I love to hear other people's stories!! :) And the table that the giveaway items are on...is so amazing! Just had to say it, it's great!

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  4. I love the Five Vintage Baseballs and softballs; I think they'd be fun to decorate with. Also, the elk hide medicine bag is great.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  5. Hearted cabinwindows! Some very cool stuff!!! Plus always grateful to connect with a fellow nature enthusiast! Keep up the great work-

    Wes @WaterBetweenStones

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  6. Please enter me in your giveaway.
    My favorite item on Cabinwindows Etsy is the vintage blue spongeware crock~very nice!
    1. I'm a new follower of "A Girl and her Scout" blog
    2. I will post on my blog
    3. I will also on my FB
    4. I will go back and heart Cabinwindows etsy shop too.
    Thank you!
    patti

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  7. Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

    Please enter me in your giveaway.
    My favorite item on Cabinwindows Etsy is the vintage blue spongeware crock~very nice!
    1. I'm a new follower of "A Girl and her Scout" blog
    2. I will post on my blog
    3. I will also on my FB
    4. I will go back and heart Cabinwindows etsy shop too.
    Thank you!
    patti

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  8. Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

    Please enter me in your giveaway.
    My favorite item on Cabinwindows Etsy is the vintage blue spongeware crock~very nice!
    1. I'm a new follower of "A Girl and her Scout" blog
    2. I will post on my blog
    3. I will also on my FB
    4. I will go back and heart Cabinwindows etsy shop too.
    Thank you!
    patti

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  9. Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

    Please enter me in your giveaway.
    My favorite item on Cabinwindows Etsy is the vintage blue spongeware crock~very nice!
    1. I'm a new follower of "A Girl and her Scout" blog
    2. I will post on my blog
    3. I will also on my FB
    4. I will go back and heart Cabinwindows etsy shop too.
    Thank you!
    patti

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  10. Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

    Please enter me in your giveaway.
    My favorite item on Cabinwindows Etsy is the vintage blue spongeware crock~very nice!
    1. I'm a new follower of "A Girl and her Scout" blog
    2. I will post on my blog
    3. I will also on my FB
    4. I will go back and heart Cabinwindows etsy shop too.
    Thank you!
    patti

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  11. what a wonderful interview! i just LOVE getting to know our freinds better. Patti ... I think we are kindred sprirts. i feel the same way and my mother ( God rest her soul) would be thinking the same thing! Thank you for adding this to your delightful blog Girl and scout!
    martha
    vestiesteam

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  12. Hi,
    Great interview. I am a new follower of "A girl and her scout blog.

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  13. I posted this on my blog
    thanks for hosting such a great giveaway.

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  14. I posted on my facebook. Katherine Schieber
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php

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  15. My favorite item is the Vintage Cat Eye Marbles on Page 4. That being my favorite, I would still have a hard time to choose. I love it all lol.
    Kat

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  16. Okay #6 chance. I follow Patti's Blog.
    She has a great blog. So I am off to check out the pictures and posts on both.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Kat

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  17. To enter, head over to her Etsy Stores, cabinwindows, and Northernlodge and leave a comment here about your favorite item(s).
    -OMigosh, I love it all! It's so hard to choose just one item. I'm an ecclectic and love all the styles.
    Carol

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  18. Additional entries for: 1) becoming a first time follower of A Girl and Her Scout.
    -I am a first time follower.
    Carol

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  19. 2) Posting this giveaway with a link to my blog on your blog.
    I have done so and linked it back to you. On my giveaway page.
    Carol

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  20. 3) Posting this giveaway with a link to my blog on your facebook and/or twitter.
    Done. FB and Twitter.
    Carol

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  21. 4) “Hearting” or adding cabinwindows to your “Favorites” on Etsy.
    -I have favorited cabinwindows.
    Carol

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  22. 6) following Patti's blog found here.
    I am happily following Patti's blog.

    Thank you for hosting this wonderful giveaway:)
    Carol

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  23. I'm a new follower.Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  24. I like Aunt Jemima and Uncle Moses Salt and Pepper from her etsy shop.Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  25. I added her to my etsy favorites.Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  26. enter me in this too i like the dishes

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  27. I would love to be entered in this wonderful giveaway. I headed over to cabinwindows and northernlodge. Wow!!! This was no easy decision. But my favorite things were the antique wooden masher an the rolling pins and the cute snowman tic tac toe board......Maureen
    macbasketspa@aol.com

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  28. I am a new follower of A Girl and Her Scout.
    maureen
    macbasketspa@aol.com

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  29. I am now a follower of Patti's blog also
    maureen
    macbasketspa@aol.com

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  30. Rhubarb jam sounds delicious!!

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  31. Please enter me in your giveaway.
    My favorite item on Cabinwindows Etsy is the Antique Purple 1914 Apothecary bottle. I love purple! You have so many nice things. It was really hard to pick.
    1. I'm a new follower of "A Girl and her Scout" blog
    2. I will post on my blog

    Prim Blessing,
    Patti

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  32. I love the rooster vase! Great interview!

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  33. Patti said...

    Please enter me in your giveaway.
    My favorite item on Cabinwindows Etsy is the Antique Purple 1914 Apothecary bottle. I love purple! You have so many nice things. It was really hard to pick.
    1. I'm a new follower of "A Girl and her Scout" blog
    2. I will post on my blog

    Prim Blessing,
    Patti

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  34. Patti said...

    Please enter me in your giveaway.
    My favorite item on Cabinwindows Etsy is the Antique Purple 1914 Apothecary bottle. I love purple! You have so many nice things. It was really hard to pick.
    1. I'm a new follower of "A Girl and her Scout" blog
    2. I will post on my blog

    Prim Blessing,
    Patti

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