Giveaway :: Curly Willow Collections

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

{please visit Curly Willow Collections here}

Fall has finally shown up to stay here in our neck of the woods. All of this springing into Fall seems to have worked! Does anyone else find themselves drawn to housewares at this time of year? For some reason, all of my linens, artwork, tchotchkes, and knick knacks seem like they need a fresh start. Perhaps it is the start of holiday decorating taking root but I’ll take any excuse to introduce you to the  best little shops I can find.

Curly Willow Collections is the online shop of designer Vicki Shead. Shead had me at her mission statement:

“Curly Willow Collections is a small business focused on art prints, motivational cards and digital patterns. I hope you enjoy what you see, buy it for your home and it inspires you to live a beautiful life.”

Some personal favorites are the Sunshine Art print  (shown above), this Tea Towel, and this gorgeous card. (I apparently have a love affair going with yellow these days.) But don’t be hindered by my monochromatic color scheme. Take a look around the shop and find something for yourself that makes you fall in love with your own life and home again. After all, it’s called “Fall” for a reason!

Curly Willow Collections is giving away one $40 gift certificate to one lucky winner! To enter to win, please answer the following question no later than Tuesday, October 30th.
What is your favorite book of all time?
Start checking the winner’s box on Monday, November 5th, to see if you’ve won!
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  1. 1
    Katie B says:

    Little Women! I read Little Women as a young girl and fell madly in love. I have read and re-read the book, and it still brings me great happiness!

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    heather f says:

    I loved anne of green gables

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    Ella P. says:

    I love the “Testament” by John Grisham

  4. 4

    A Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion. This is such a beautiful book. Although it is about grief and what it does to ones life, the writing is so perfect that it made it to my hall-of-fame. Magical woman, magical prose. 

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    Luisa says:

    Wuthering Heights. A story so intense with so many emotions yet so tragic.

  6. 6
    Juliet Farmer says:

    The Art of Racing in the Rain

  7. 7
    Emma L says:

    Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell.

  8. 8
    Regan says:

    Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen.

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    Sydney VH says:

    I think you can learn a lot about someone when you ask them what their favorite book is – a classic? a sci-fi novel? a mystery? However, nothing can simply compare to The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster. Child-like fantasy, astounding imagination, plus complete and unabashed adult humor I did not come across when I was a child? I could read this novel again and again, always following the boy and his dog Tick…or is it Tock? 

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    Cathy F says:

    Room. It completely blew me away. I’ve read it over and over.

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    AmyB says:

    I have a pasionate love for so many books that it is really difficult to choose. I would probably say Anne of Green Gables is my all time favorite because I read it for the first time when I was 11 and it was the most influential book of my life. It taught me to look at things differently and appreciate nature. It gave me a romantic streak and more detailed eye. I still read it every summer.

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    Heather N. says:

    The Razor’s Edge. I read it this past summer and then found out that it was my grandmother’s favorite book when she was my age too! A priceless tale of growing up.

  13. 13
    Jessica says:

    Jane Eyre. The title character, Jane, is modest, self controlled, and the most courageous female character in literature.

  14. 14
    Lydia says:

    A Prince of the Captivity by John Buchan

  15. 15
    Amzi says:

    That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis.

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    Kelly Furtado says:

    The Giving Tree
    Shel Silverstein

  17. 17
    Samantha says:

    The Voices of a Distant Star = Hoshi no Koe
    by Mizu Sahara and Makoto Shinkai

  18. 18
    Tabetha says:

    Through the Looking Glass & What Alice Found There.  I adored that book as a child, & I still love it today.  

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    Courtney says:

    I really enjoyed reading Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley. It’s creepy yet it has a fantastic story.

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    Valerie C. says:

    The Hobbit. I read it to my children and my dad read it to me years ago 🙂

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    brenda says:

    To Kill a Mockingbird…family, friendship, honor

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    Kath says:

    I really love the Chronicles of Narnia… they are carefree, exciting and adventurous, and they also mean so much more than the words on their pages. Every time I read one of those books I’m transported to another, more free place where thoughts are new, and beauty is deeper.

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    Nikki says:

    The Blue Castle by L. M. Montgomery, published 1926.  The heroine’s name is Valancy.  I melt every time I read it.  Love it so much my husband tracked down a hardback copy from the 1930s and paid way more than we were spending on Christmas gifts for each other that year, which adds to the romantic “melti-ness” of each re-reading. This has been my favorite book for 10 years since I first read it and Little Women  by Louisa May Alcott, my childhood favorite that held on into my mid20s, was relegated to the “second favorite” spot.  Other really good books cannot touch how this book makes me feel, and dream.

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    Connie Siler says:

    I like Lil Women..And many other books! It’s hard to choose..The Bible ofcoarse is my favorite..Thank u!

  25. 25
    Connie Siler says:

    I write Poetry also..and i Also collect Poetry books! And i LOVE Inspirational stories very much!..Thank you..God Bless..:)

  26. 26
    Erin says:

    I find it very hard to pick just one because I’m a huge fan of sci-fi/fantasy series. However, I’ll say Invitation to The Game by Monica Hughes – it was the first book I ever loved as a teenager and read multiple times. It’s stayed with my all these years, and it was my first real introduction to sci-fi/fantasy novels.

  27. 27
    Loretta says:

    Pride and Prejudice. I just don’t get sick of it, and it always makes me laugh and swoon, simultaneously. 

  28. 28
    Madeline says:

    Harry Potter… It has to be Harry Potter! (And my fave of the whole series would be Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.)

  29. 29
    Anne Hutchinson says:

    Anne of Green Gables I am also a red headed Anne with an e. I have always loved to read and it was the series I loved as a child. <3

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    Alexis S. says:

    Louisa May Alcott’s books have always been my most favorite, whether it is Little Women, Jo’s Boys, Little Men or any of her other books. Such delightful and cozy characters and stories. 

  31. 31
    Grace says:

    Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

  32. 32
    anna says:

    Jacob have I loved. best book ever.

  33. 33
    Tequila Kira says:

    In highschool, “The perk of being a wallflower” was always with me. When I found out they made a movie about it, I was ecstatic, I saw it and it brought me right back to freshman year.

  34. 34
    Rebekah says:

    it’s a toss up between “the little prince” & “the giving tree”

  35. 35
    Jennifer says:

    My favorite book of all time is Little House on the Prairie. The whole series, really, but that book in particular opened up my imagination in a way that nothing else had. I will always be grateful to Laura Ingalls Wilder for sharing her story with me and for igniting my passion for reading.

  36. 36
    Athena R says:

    I love so many books, but my recent favorite is the Discovery of Witches trilogy.

  37. 37
    Caroline says:

    Peter Pan by JM Barrie…all children and grown-ups should read it!

  38. 38
    Jenni says:

    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Growing-up I think I checked it out of the library at least 3 times a year. I loved the sketchy illustrations, I loved looking around each page and seeing how much destruction food could create and I loved the idea of sitting in my grandfathers lap as he told me of his grand adventures. The book is NOT like the movie. It’s heartfelt, exciting and richly illustrated. I already have a copy on my bookshelf and I cant wait to one day read it to my own child. 🙂

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    Melinda KE says:

    The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster. I never heard of it until I watched the movie on The Cartoon Network when I was in my twenties, and I was completely taken by it! Really! The book is just so clever and witty and full of imagination…and the movie is just beautiful, I wish I could get my mitts on a copy of it! If you have a young child, this would be a wonderful story to read them.

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    Jessminda says:

    Too many to name.  But Hazel’s Circle is a beautiful children’ s book that I just love. 

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    Christina P says:

    Wow, I love to read! OK, so these 2 popped in my head…ok these 3 popped in my head: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, and A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle.

  43. 43
    Nicole Balogh says:

    I love to read and I am a librarian, so I read a lot and have many favorites. The first one that popped into my head is A Separate Peace by John Knowles.

  44. 44
    Tiffany says:

    I have two that tie for first…Alice in Wonderland and Pride and Prejudice. I could read both of these books over and over again.

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    Amy M says:

    This Is All by Aidan Chambers.  It’s the most honest and in-depth study of a flawed and fully complex female character I’ve ever read that was written by a man.  The author wrote a series of disconnected books as a journey from his comfort zone (the minds and actions of men) to somewhere he felt he was not equipped to travel: the minds and actions of women.  His journey ended very well, he writes with the voice of a young woman more honestly than most.

  46. 46
    Suzi says:

    Eat, Pray, Love. So much better than the movie but equally as mouth-watering. It’s such a “soul food” type of book, I read it every time I go through something major in my life… Because I saw the movie first, I can hear Julia Roberts narrating the book which is wicked. It’s like watching a movie for 2 hrs each night, for a week. It takes me away to each place she goes to, and I can feel everything she’s feeling. Plus it gave me a huge insight into religion, which I’ve never been interested in… Now, though, I am fascinated and closer to my ‘own’ god than ever before.

  47. 47

    MY favorite book would have to be the Bible!

  48. 48

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  49. 49
    msilba says:

    The Giving Tree.  Always has been, and always will.   Can’t wait to read it to my little one, once he’s old enough to sit through the book without just ripping the pages out:)

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    Melelina says:

    The Art of Happiness, by the Dalai Lama.