Monday, May 3, 2010

Spotlight: ThreadRare



With wedding planning season in full effect, I thought it was the perfect time to share today's Spotlight artist with you, Jill of ThreadRare! She's fairly new to the Etsy scene and I'm sure you will fall in love with her gorgeous work just as quickly as I did. Her romantic accessories are created by hand with luxury fabrics and sweet, vintage accents and are perfect for weddings, formal events or everyday glamour!

Read on to learn more about how she got started, what she's learned in her six months on Etsy and what guilty pleasures she partakes in. You can also enter to win a beautiful silk lily clip!


Where are you from - originally and currently live?

I'm a Midwestern girl - Born in Minnesota, raised in South Dakota, and a resident of Nebraska for the last 10 years.

How long have you been selling on Etsy?
I began selling in November of 2009.

Do you sell on Etsy full time or do you have a day job?
I wouldn't call it a "full time" job, as I spend most of my time with my 19 month old son, but I work on my shop as much as I can in my free time. It's the only job I work on outside of the "stay at home mom" thing.

What, if any, formal training have you had in your craft?
I have a bachelor's degree in Textile and Apparel Design from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln (UNL). Beyond that, my experience in fashion and design includes an internship in Brooklyn, NY with a (now defunct) indie label, 2.5 years of managing a vintage costume collection for a university, and a business I owned for a couple years designing and sewing custom formal and wedding dresses.



What made you decide to open up shop on Etsy?
I decided to open a shop on Etsy because I was drawn to the idea of an online handmade marketplace. I'd never seen anything like it before, and after making a couple purchases I was hooked! I wanted to be a part of it and felt I had something to offer that fit the spirit of a handmade community. Plus, it gives me an excuse to accumulate a whole rainbow of silks!

Where did your shop name come from?
I enjoy a good play on words and I wanted to communicate a sense of uniqueness without actually using the word "unique" (I kind of hate that word). I literally looked up the word "unique" in a thesaurus and came up with "rare." I then brainstormed sewing/design/textile terms, came up with "threadbare," changed "bare" to "rare" and ThreadRare was born!

What inspires you?
I love love love antiques and vintage pieces, I've even considered going back to school to get a masters degree to become a curator for a textile museum (the Costume Institute in NYC would be a dream!). My parents have always collected antiques, so maybe it's genetic. I can find something to love in almost any era, so my style can be a little eclectic that way. I'm also drawn to very sculptural, architectural design, which I think comes through in my work. I'm not really a frilly person so I design for women who appreciate clean lines and simplicity.


What do you like least about your craft?
Since each piece I make takes quite a bit of time, it drives me crazy when something doesn't turn out. My tool is a sewing machine and sometimes it can be difficult to control. That and the fact that everything in sewing takes so much more time than you think it will!

Do you have any advice for other sellers on Etsy or those thinking about pursuing their craft?
I could write a book about what I have learned, and I've only been at it six months! My advice would be don't be afraid to put yourself out there and give it a shot, and don't be afraid to evolve. Your favorite thing may not be the big seller, and maybe it won't sell at all! If you truly want to have a business, you need to create for yourself AND your customer. That, and do your research! I read so many Etsy articles, blog posts, forum threads, etc. on selling advice and how-tos before I listed anything. I knew my photos had to be good, I needed content in my shop, and learned the power of social networking long before I ever had a sale! I felt a little more prepared and had a bit of a support system in place, which helped me survive as a newbie seller.

Favorite item you have bought from Etsy
I bought this Dachschund Wall Clock for my husband as a Father's Day gift (from our son) last year. It hangs in our dining room. I'm really not sure why everyone doesn't have one.


Five things you love
my boys (husband, son, and our dogs)
cupcakes (baking, decorating, eating)
vintage jewelry
blizzards (the storms, although ice cream is good, too)
New York City

Five things you don't
cooking
trashy reality shows
ignorance
waiting
broccoli

What is your favorite leisure time activity?
Reading and watching movies. I love to go to the movies in the theater!

Share some of your guilty pleasures
The Twilight Series (the books), ghost story TV shows, Sex and the City


Share some of your favorite music
If you're looking for something modern or different, you're asking the wrong person. I like Dave Matthews Band, Taylor Swift, some Lady Gaga... I have a pretty pedestrian taste in music.

What makes you angry?
People who think they have the right to be hateful because of their beliefs (religious or otherwise).

What would you like to learn to do?
So many things! Speak new languages, learn new musical instruments, learn how to cook really well...

What does the future hold for you and your shop?
I actually have some big changes in store for my shop. Fingers crossed that all goes well, but I'm hoping to introduce a line of short, modern wedding dresses to the shop, and possible some bridesmaid dresses as well. All custom and made to order, and in fabrics like cotton sateen and silk cotton blends. Sort of an off-beat look. And accessories to match, of course.

You can keep up with Jill and new happenings in her shop by visiting her blog or following her on twitter or facebook.


GIVEAWAY TIME!
Jill is offering one lucky winner a small lily hair pin or clip in the color of their choice.

HERE'S HOW TO ENTER:
Please leave a comment on this post with your favorite item from ThreadRare AND ALSO answer the question, what is the best/most interesting wedding color palette you've seen?

You can enter once per day and YOU MUST INCLUDE your first name -AND- etsy username or email address with every entry. (If you are worried about email spam, you can spell out the 'at' and 'dot' rather than using the standard email format.)

Receive additional entries (one each) if you:
Follow or subscribe to this Blog, my Facebook or my Twitter
Follow or subscribe to Jill's Blog, Facebook or Twitter
(You DO NOT need to leave separate comments)

You have until Sunday, May 9 at 10 pm (est) to enter and I will announce the winner Monday morning. Good luck!

105 comments:

Monica said...

Love her shop! Everything is so elegant and beautiful.

One of my favorite pieces is the Starlight hair pin.

I follow your blog, fb and twitter.

I am now following Jill's blog, fb and twitter.

Thanks for a chance to win :D

Monica - Moon Over Maize

Lara Lewis said...

love that you are featuring jill's amazing shop! she's the best!!

(ps, i already own a few of her clips, so i will leave the chances to win for someone else. just couldn't resist chiming in to say how much i love her shop!)

Oh Mandie! said...

Beautiful shop!

Everything is so lovely, but I'm in love with the Yellow Lily Hair Clip, so lovely!

I live in Western PA, which is Steelers country, and the most unique wedding colors I've seen are Black and Yellow. Sounds crazy, but it actually was quite elegany and Spring-y with lots of daffidols

Amanda
ohmandie7@yahoo.com

ClassiclyAmber said...

YES, her flowers are uber gorgeous! My fav right now is the Magnolia Hair Flower Fascinator in SWEET PEACH! Oooo la la!

[ClassiclyAmber at gmail.com]

ClassiclyAmber said...

- And I already follow ya on Twitter, of course!

@ClassiclyAmber

[ClassiclyAmber at gmail.com]

ClassiclyAmber said...

And I'm a follower AND subscriber here on your blog!

[ClassiclyAmber at gmail.com]

ClassiclyAmber said...

And I'm following Jill on Twitter~!

@ClassiclyAmber

[ClassiclyAmber at gmail.com]

Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway! =-D

sarah louise said...

I love ThreadRare! I've been in love with the Art Deco headbands for a while, so gorgeous. I also follow Jill on Twitter!

As far as colour palattes, my coworker's wedding colours are bright green, purple, and blue...peacock colours!

Sarah Louise
http://www.tzipporit.blogspot.com
slubird@gmail.com

Devin said...

I've adored ThreadRare's Art Deco headbands since I first saw it...especially the aqua & white one:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=42791883

I think my fav. wedding palette was my best friend's - light pink and light green. It was just so pretty and springy :)

I subscribe to your & Jill's blogs.
I follow you both on twitter :)

xo
Devin
dbwais [at] gmail.com

Sara said...

If I had to choose just one favorite it would be TIDEPOOL, the small aqua magnolia headband.
The most interesting wedding color palette..hmmm. Well, I think my favorite of all time is the color palette for my mom's upcoming wedding: our dresses are persimmon orange & sunshine yellow.
I'm now following your fantastic blog & following you on Twitter.
I'm already a blog, Facebook & Twitter follower of Jill...borderline cyber-stalking:D

The Hat Shop said...

I love the lily clips and hairpins. The design is perfect and the littel flash of rhinestone in the middle makes the piece.

I was maid of honor in my friend's wedding where the colors were white and spring green. It turned out beautifully with her white rose bouquets and the centerpieces. And the bridesmaids all looked good in green! :)

I'm Jennifer from thehatshop.etsy.com and I also follow ThreadRare on twitter. :)

EJPcreations said...

The headband is beautiful! I just love her shop.

kladle said...

Threadrare has absolutely gorgeous products. Love them! But, I have to say that I LOVE the Lily Flower Statement Headband in Ruby Red. Gorgeous!

Fave wedding colors were mine Red, Black, and white. Not unique but very traditional and elegant.

kladle at embarqmail dot com

I'm a blog follower and facebook follower of yours

I'm a blog follower and facebook fan of Jill's.

Sarah E Diener said...

Love Love the Lily Flower Statement Headband in Metallic PRECIOUS METAL

One of the most interesting color combos I have seen is Orange/reef with a really saturated blue -

Sarah.elaine.diener[at]gmail[dot]com

I'm now following you on Facebook

TBeads said...

My favourite item is this bold and lovely red http://www.etsy.com/listing/34410535/lily-flower-statement-headband-in-ruby

A girl I know is getting married soon and has chosen orange and brown as her wedding theme colours. Sounds kind of cool and sophisticated to me!

Rachelle Sharp said...
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Amanda said...

Such elegant pieces!

My favorite wedding colors are orange and pink (my wedding palette)!!!

Amanda said...

I subscribe to your blog.

Rachelle Sharp said...

My favorite item from Jill's shop is this: Small Lily Flower Hair Pin in Black Silk Dupioni BLACK TIE.

The best wedding palette I've seen was periwinkle and black, with gobs of pink roses. It looked fantastic.

Thanks for the interview!

First name: Rachelle
Etsy name: ShelleAnne

Janelle said...

despite the fact that i'm not the marrying type, i love the bridal hair comb! maybe i could be convinced to get married if a guy proposed with that.

if not, then i'll just tell my best friend to get it for her wedding. :)

-janelle

jando_27 at hotmail dot com

i subscribe to your blog/facebook/twitter

and now i follow jill on twitter

(hey Jill, I live in Omaha. Can I just drive over and try on all of them?:)

Dana Thompsen said...

I like the "Black Tie" hairpin - so elegant, yet understated!

The most interesting wedding color palette I've ever seen was brown and dark pink. (Not that crazy, but I haven't seen that many "interesting" color palettes!)

- Dana
ptdrummajor on etsy

I follow both of you on Twitter and your blogs! :-)

Daisy said...

I totally love the art deco headbands.

Right now, I'm digging the color combo of teal and emerald green for a wedding.

pixelandhank(at)gmail.com
pixelandhank.etsy.com

I'm a Jill twitter follower!

- Daisy

Linda @ The Silver Acorn said...

What a fabulous shop!

My favorite piece has to be the Black Silk Lily Brooch, Statement Piece. What a wonderful bold statement piece.

The most interesting wedding color palette that I've seen, that actually worked, was silver grey and orange. The touches of bright orange really made the silver grey shine.

I follow/subscribe to this blog, fb and twitter.
Now I follow Jill's blog and twitter.

Thanks for a great interview!
Linda
linda.wagner at thesilveracorn dot com

hpru said...

I really love the lily hair pin in aqua. Love the color!

The most INTERESTING wedding colors that I have seen at a wedding had to be when one of my cousins was married in the late 70s. She had a pastel rainbow colored wedding. Peach,yellow,blue,pink,green and lavender bridesmaid's dresses with guys in matching ruffled-shirt tuxes! WILD! Not sure you could do that today!LOL Thanks for this opportunity.

Heidi

@lizzibooonetsy on twitter

pcdfan1 at yahoo dot com

hpru said...

I now follow you on twitter.

I'm @lizzibooonetsy there

Heidi

pcdfan1 at yahoo dot com

Janelle said...

Day 2 Entry - love the red silk in some of the flowers too. (who am i kidding, I love everything in the shop)

janelle

jando_27 at hotmail dot com

Lilly said...

I love the Lily Flower Statement Headband in Metallic PRECIOUS METAL. Gorgeous!
And my favorite color palette would be pastel: pink, blue and green.
Thanks for the chance.
eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

Lilly said...

I am a follower

Eli
eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

Kelly Lynn said...

These are SO pretty! I am a sucker for a statement headband, so you know the Magnolia headband in frost is my #1 pick.

I love wedding blogs (and it seems like everyone is getting married these days) so I've seen a lot of amazing wedding color palettes, but I have to say I like the sophistication of a grey/mustard wedding party any day.

kellysullivanphoto AT gmail DOT com

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Sharon said...

I love that the flowers look silky and romantic yet still durable and not flimsy. The Pale Silver Silk Dupioni Magnolia Headband Fascinator has such a great color and is the perfect size!

Also, the most interesting wedding combo I saw was kelly green and pink -- they were very preppy!

yepfinleywedding (at) gmail (dot) com

Sarah said...

Love everything in your shop! I especially enjoy the
Muted Gold Silk Dupioni Headband Fascinator LOVE GIVES YOU WINGS.

I'd have to say that my favorite wedding color scheme was my own (not that I'm biased or anything) - black and white and polka dots all over. What's not to love?

sarahmarietownsend(at)gmail(dot)com

grace said...

Gorgeous items! My favorites are the Art Deco Headband, Pale Silver and Black Silk EMPIRE and the Magnolia Flower Headband in Black Silk MIDNIGHT. ^_^

The best wedding palette I've seen was tiffany blue and chocolate brown. c:

vesipisaroita [at] gmail [dot] com

Jingle said...

I love the Lily Flower Statement headband in ruby red! My favorite wedding colors are still MINE! LOL! Black,white, and a touch of red! jinglesells at gmail dot com

Mer said...

loving the Lily Hair Flower Clip in Fuchsia Silk Dupioni PARADISE!

Lillyella blog and twitter follower - @MeredithRae

My sis-in-law is doing pink and Orange @ her wedding, kinda fun!

thanks for the opportunity!

meredith dot targarona at gmail dot com

Leigh said...

favorite is the Bridal Wild Rose Hair Flower Clips, Set of 3! I love them and wish I had them when I got married!

I recently saw a wedding with light lime, cream and cherry red. It sounds weird but the girls wore light lime dresses with cream shashes and they all had on cherry red lipstick with Red Heals and red flowers. It was very pretty!

leighDOTonedayatatimeATgmailDOTcom

Ashley said...

I love the Bridal Hair Comb. It's gorgeous, as is everything!

Turquoise, Orange, and Pink has been the best color palette I have seen for a wedding. I think they go perfect together!


ashley_c_014@hotmail dot com

Ashley said...

I am a blog follower.

ashley_c_014@hotmail dot com

Leigh said...

following you and Jill on twitter (sorry just saw the whole only leave one comment thing!)

leighDOTonedayatatimeATgmailDOTcom

Janelle said...

Day 3!

Magnolias are one of my favorite flowers, so I love the peachy pink magnolia comb.

Also, I think I forgot to say my favorite wedding color palate: a friend just got married this last weekend and she had two shades of lilac and a spring green. It was very sophisticated and pretty.

janelle
jando_27 at hotmail dot com

Marina said...

My favourite item is the "Lily Flower Statement Headband in Metallic PRECIOUS METAL". It's very cute =]
The best wedding color palette I've seen (although it's not the most interesting one) was pale yellow and teal. =]

Marina
larine91(at)gmail(dot)com

Marina said...

I'm a follower of your blog and I'm following you and Jill on twitter.


Marina
larine91(at)gmail(dot)com

lilDdownunder said...

I'm pretty sure I'm going to do navy with a few silver accents at my upcoming wedding so I love that Pale Silver Silk Dupioni Magnolia Headband Fascinator.

As far as really great wedding colors, my friend did this really cool green and against all of her bridesmaids' blonde hair it really "popped." The most "interesting" color combo I have seen was this teal green/blue color with purple-I turned to my fiance and said, "I feel like the bridesmaids all look like Ninja Turtles!"

dlogstonATgmailDOTcom

secret cake said...

I really like the Small Lily Flower Hair Pin in Black Silk Dupioni BLACK TIE-- classic and elegant. Modern with a little vintage love. Excellent!

The color palette I really like for Spring/early Summer is all the men in grey and all the women in pale yellow, with the bride in a soft yellow white.

Thanks for the chance!

secretcake (at) yahoo (dot) com

Mujercita said...

I love the Magnolia Flower Headband!

My favorite wedding color palette is light blue with dark purple.

Julia said...

I think the Art Deco Headband Fascinator, Champagne and Black EMPIRE is very dramatic and unique. The best wedding theme I've been to was some friends who got married on boxing day (day after christmas day), and used the great room of an old hotel that was still decorated for christmas. By dressing in silver, black and red, they didn't have to change a thing for decorations, and it was very seasonal.

sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

Ruri said...

I love the Lily Flower Statement Headband in Metallic PRECIOUS METAL!
The most memorable wedding color pallet was all white! Everything was white and it felt like I was in a dreamland!

ruricloth[at]yahoo[dot]com

Brie said...

Ooh those headbands are to die for!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Brie
theurchiness.etsy.com

Amber said...

I just love the Magnolia Hair Flower, Silk Dupioni Fascinator SWEET PEACH. The best wedding color palette I have seen is lavender and white!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I follow your blog with google friend connect and I follow Jill's blog with google friend connect!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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Teisa Linscott said...

SWEET PEACH!! So cute and great for summer.

teisalinscott@gmail.com

Jo said...

I love the magnolia hair flower in sweet peach (:

jo.tee35(at)gmail(dot)com

Wehaf said...

I love the Pale Silver Silk Dupioni Magnolia Headband Fascinator FROST.

The loveliest color palette I saw was charcoal grey, pale silvery blue, pale spring green, and cream.

urchiken at gmail dot com

very married said...

ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

http://www.etsy.com/listing/42689496/art-deco-headband-fascinator-champagne

and I've never seen this but one of my best friends wants hers to be yellow and gray... sounds cool!

katia said...

i really like the Pink Silk Dupioni Headband Fascinator SORBET. That is sooo pretty!!!

i love weddings that use bright happy colours. I have yet to be to a wedding that has done that yet...i guess i will have to in the future :D

kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

Sarah Robin said...

I love " Lily Flower Statement Headband in Ruby Red Silk ROYAL".

Some time ago I saw one bride with the ivory and olive colors, was beautiful!!!

Sarah
SarahRobinL
sarahrl (at) hotmail (dot) com

A.Co said...

Wow - I'm instantly blown away by Jill's designs - they are incredible. What a fantastic interview and awesome woman.

Thanks for sharing this and thanks for offering up such a great giveaway to all of us!

My favourite items (couldn't pick just one) from Threadrare are:

-Pale Silver Silk Dupioni Magnolia Headband Fascinator FROST
-Lily Flower Wedding Headband in White MODERN ROMANCE
-Black Silk Lily Brooch, Statement Piece NOIR (this is sooo cool)

The small lily hair pin/clip is so beautiful and since I'm getting married this August, I could defintely see myself using this with my birdcage veil.

The most interesting wedding palatte I have ever seen is rich multi-colour jewel tones. The bridal party wore a rich dark cherry but the decor was bright, virbant and rich. They did tables in red, lime, purple & orange (but rich tones like I said before) and it was just soo stunning. The centerpieces were made up of the same colour as the table cloth & napkins, but various flowers and the vases matched as well. It was soo nice. However, my favourite is (my own!) turquoise & silver ;)

My name is Amanda and my Etsy Shop is called ACoDesigns

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

lin3arossa said...

I love the Magnolia Flower Headband in Ruby Red Silk Dupioni IN BLOOM. There was that wedding were all the guests were dressed in red and the bride was that beautiful wgite spot in between. Lovely.
ghainskom at yahoo dot com

lin3arossa said...

I love the Magnolia Flower Headband in Ruby Red Silk Dupioni IN BLOOM. There was that wedding were all the guests were dressed in red and the bride was that beautiful wgite spot in between. Lovely. (1)
I follow this (1) and Jill's blog (1).
Miss G
ghainskom at yahoo dot com

ellen said...

I love all of the little lily hair pins, they are so charming!

Last fall, I went to a wedding with light blue, burnt orange, and brown as their color scheme. It was very pretty with the autumn scenery.

ellencrafts@gmail.com

very married said...

Here's today's entry!

ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

http://www.etsy.com/listing/42689496/art-deco-headband-fascinator-champagne

my wedding was eggplant, black and cream. I'm biased but i liked it!

Angie said...

I love this headband: http://www.etsy.com/listing/43325138/pale-silver-silk-dupioni-magnolia

I love the color combo of chocolate brown with burnt orange and golden yellows!! If I had been married in the Fall, I'd have done this!!

Thanks
Angie
rennieangie at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Best color palate has to be robin's egg blue and bright orange. It sounds crazy, I know, but it works!
My favorite hair pin is one of the big lilies. I'm going to go buy one right now in fact, just in case I don't win this contest!

aimeeq111@yahoo(dot)com

Melissa said...

I love the Bridal Wild Rose Hair Flower Clips, Set of 3, Choose Colors SWEET. The best wedding color palates include a bright yellow and some kind of a blue.

Melissa: omydarlingblog at gmail(dot)com

Lizzie said...

My favorite is the Silk Lily Hair Flower Hair Pin in Silver STARLIGHT. It would go with practically everything.

Also, my favorite wedding color pallatte is all white. Beautiful if you are going a little more casual with the men's attire (think linen pants, not white tux).

smrtmouse at yahoo dot com

Lizzie said...

Following Jill's blog.

smrtmouse at yahoo dot com

Lizzie said...

Following your blog.

smrtmouse at yahoo dot com

Kelle's Kitchen said...

I love the Wild Rose set of 3 bridal combs - they are so gorgeous! The best wedding color scheme I've seen was probably my best friend's. She was married in October in the midwest and we all wore black with shawls that were cranberry on one side and orange on the other. The maid of honor wore the orange side out, the rest of the bridesmaids the cranberry side out. While the "fall" colors aren't necessarily my favorite, the photos in front of the yellow/orange/red fall trees were absolutely amazing!

krherning at yahoo dot com

sabrita said...

My favorite item is the Bridal Wild Rose Hair Flower Clips
( Set of 3). The most interesting ( and not on a good way) wedding color theme that I have witnessed is from a wedding in the 1970's. The colors were electric yellow & green. I was a bridesmaid in a ugly polyester floor length dress in the blinding yellow & green with a white collar & sash. Even the wedding invitations were florescent yellow! The marraige only lasted 2 years.
Thank you.

Sally sabrita@juno.com

sabrita said...

I follow your blog on GFC. Thank you.

Sally sabrita@juno.com

sabrita said...

Email subscriber. Thank you.

Sally sabrita@juno.com

miktha said...

I love Magnolia flower headband in black silk midnight.
Interesting wedding colour pallette I've ever seen is purple..
Thank You,
miktha(at)gmail(dot)com

miktha said...

I am A follower of this blog
Thank You,
miktha
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miktha said...

I am A follower (haapy) of ThreadRare blog
Thank You,
miktha
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miktha said...

I am A follower of ThreadRare Twitter
twitter.com/mamihku
Thank You,
miktha
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happy said...
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miktha said...

I am A follower of ThreadRare Twitter
twitter.com/mamihku
Thank You,
miktha
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miktha said...

I am A follower of Lillyella Twitter:
twitter.com/mamihku
Thank You,
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very married said...

ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

http://www.etsy.com/listing/42689496/art-deco-headband-fascinator-champagne

My best friend's was chocolate brown and sunflower yellow - it was very fall-like!

Green's Anatomy said...

Oooo! My favorite piece is her "Pale Silver Silk Dupioni Magnolia Headband Fascinator FROST"! So cute!! As for wedding colors...my favorite is black white and red-I don't know why, I just think it can really pull together a wedding and make it look classy. The most interesting I've ever seen, is where the bridesmaids have worn all different colors - 10 bridemaids, 10 different colors- and the groomsmen matched the girl they walked with. It was interesting!!

Following your: Blog, Facebook, and Twitter: @kelseylaster

Following Jill's: Blog, Facebook, and Twitter:@kelseylaster


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Lizzie said...

today's entry:
My favorite is the Silk Lily Hair Flower Hair Pin in Silver STARLIGHT. It would go with practically everything.

Also, my favorite wedding color pallatte is all white. Beautiful if you are going a little more casual with the men's attire (think linen pants, not white tux).

smrtmouse at yahoo dot com

@ByHandGiveaways said...

love the


Bridal Hair Comb, Ivory Silk Dupioni Lily DOUBLE HAPPINESS

and I havent seen it but I want to do pink and black

duhnellecarter [at] yahoo . com
get this giveaway free exposure too at http://byhandgiveaways.com

Jenny said...

this is going to sound super cheesy but i love all the flowers you designed! but i love the Magnolia Hair Flower, Silk Dupioni Fascinator in sweet peach, the soft pink is georgeous :)

i love the classic wedding colours like pink and lavender :)

iceflurrie(at)hotmail(dot)com

International Giveaways said...

I like the Lily Flower Statement Headband in Metallic PRECIOUS METAL! I love the colors and how it looks on the hair. It's really gorgeous.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/34391242/lily-flower-statement-headband-in

I'm also following you both on twitter!
@intlgiveaways

Total entries: 3

Ronit
internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

AmbreRose said...

What beautiful stuff! There are some amazing pieces in this great shop. I really like the Bridal Wild Rose Hair Flower Clips, Set of 3, cause I can wear together or seperate.
I saw a teal and bright yellow that was intersting. When I got the invitation I didn't know what to think of the colors but seeing them together at the wedding it was very happy. ambrerose(!at)aol(dot)com

AmbreRose said...

twitter follower of you! ambrerose1

kisieltruskawkowy said...

I love Art Deco Headband, Pale Silver and Black Silk EMPIRE

I thing that a mix of white and turquoise is the best!


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Elena said...

I love the Art Deco Headband, Pale Silver and Black Silk EMPIRE from this beautiful shop.
Also, my favorite wedding color pallatte is all white.

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fisiwoman said...

I'm going to enter in this giveaway too because all your giveaways are fantastic!!
My favorite item is: Black Silk Lily Brooch, Statement Piece NOIR


Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman@hotmail.com
Spain

fisiwoman said...

Following via google, via twitter (@fisiwoman) and via FB (Ana Belén R M)
Following Jill's Blog (as fisiwoman), Facebook (Ana Belén R M) and Twitter (@fisiwoman)

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Daniel and Sarah said...

My favorite item of threadrare is her magnolia flower headband in ruby red! I love the deep rich color and magnolias are my fav!
Sarah Lavinder
dslavinderatgmaildotcom
etsy:slavinder
following jill's blog as "daniel and sarah"
following your blog as "sarah"

Lily said...

I love the Art Deco Headband Fascinator!
I have sadly not been to any weddings since I was 6, so I have no interesting wedding color palette to contribute.
I follow both you and Jill on twitter, username slowclublover.
Lily
Lilyhoot at gmail dot com

Lyudmila said...

I pick the Silk Lily Hair Flower Hair Pin in Silver STARLIGHT.
I like the silver color!
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Annie said...

Gorgeous, breathtaking pieces! All of her flower pins and combs are stunning! I would be honored to wear one as a bride next year! I'm also especially fond of her Art Deco Headbands, and the Black and Pale silver one is so classy!

Mu favorite wedding color combo was actually white and pale yellow chiffon for the bridemaid dresses....the wedding had a lovely old-fahioned feel to it :)

I follow your blog and FB (Annie Milner).

I follow Jill's blog and FB, too!

My etsy name is rammay.

Thanks for a great giveaway!

annie(dot)milner(at)gmail(dot)com

very married said...

Here's today's entry!

ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

http://www.etsy.com/listing/42689496/art-deco-headband-fascinator-champagne

I'd love to see a classic pink and white one.

Ria said...

I love the Lily Flower Statement Headband in Metallic PRECIOUS METAL, and I've seen and loved the colors of the ice palette(from light blue to gray to white) on a wedding.
Ria
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Ria said...

I follow your blog and twitter
Ria
freeeedz(at)yahoo.com

Ria said...

And I follow Jills twitter as @riakod(I follow yours with the same)
Ria
freeeedz(at)yahoo.com

very married said...

Here's today's entry!

ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

http://www.etsy.com/listing/42689496/art-deco-headband-fascinator-champagne

I've always wanted to go to a christmas wedding and see Red, Silver and White.

fisiwoman said...

Daily entry:
The most interesting wedding color palette I've seen is all white


Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman@hotmail.com

IK said...

wow i absolutely love the Magnolia Flower Headband in Ruby Red Silk Dupioni IN BLOOM !!
the most interesting wedding color palette i have seen is definitely black and turquoise !!

I'm following your blog & Jill's blog. also following u and Jill on twitter @insaneety

itzme(dot)insi(at)gmail(dot)com

Mrs. Wonder said...

Megan
I LOVE that giant flower! I would loke to wear it pinned onto a cardigan.
wonder.bread.family at gmail.com

calej said...

My fave is the Wedding Hair Flower Ivory Silk Dupioni! Sweet!

I must say eggplant and violet was an interesting and memorable wedding motif from my friend's wedding! :)

Christina
calejbitsvyk(at)gmail(dot)com
http://calej.blogspot.com