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A Happy $150 Giveaway from Novica

By 02/23/2011January 23rd, 2017134 Comments

I’m hosting a giveaway from Novica! The lucky winner will recieve $150 of merchandise and you can choose from their long list of wonderful things!  Here’s what I would buy:

Silver filigree earrings, ‘Four Leaf Clover’ $87.96 (These would look good on my ears 🙂

$58.99 – Beaded Zigzag rattan basket; (This would look good in my bathroom)
NOVICA is one of the leading fair trade artisan websites. They work with National Geographic to give talented artisans around the world a place to express their artistic talents and provide access to the world market. And they have thousands of top fair trade corporate gifts and home decor items on their website.
All you have to do is become a follower of my blog (in the upper right hand of my sidebar) and post a comment below! Keep in mind, the cost of shipping must be included in the $150. I’ll announce the winner on Friday!
Who else is going to the Design Bloggers Conference next Monday?  I’ll be there Sunday by noon to get in a little shopping!
At the Sofitel LA 
Can’t wait to meet you!
If you would like your Home to fill you with happiness every time you walk in, contact me.
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  • Sherri Cassara says:

    What a great giveaway! I am already a follower and I would be over the moon if I won 😉

  • Kristie at The says:

    Awesome – I'd love to win! Looks like you'll be in LA while I'm in Phoenix – hope we both have wonderfully warm weather 🙂

  • The Perry Fam says:

    That's awesome!! I love giveaways 🙂

  • Erin Riker says:

    Ooh, what a fun giveaway! I'm a follower already too. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Elizabeth says:

    I love what you showed us. Maybe I'll win:) (Must be positive!)

  • Nancy says:

    I follow your blog! Great giveaway!

  • LaJuana says:

    I agree, what a fun giveaway! I've been a follower for quite a while, always look forward to each post!

  • Laurie says:

    Long time happy follower 🙂

  • Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) says:

    Maria– What a beautiful site they have! Great giveaway!

    …and of course I am a follower!


  • wendy says:

    Would love the Jade & Buddha tea pot…or the Cobalt Light Glass Pitcher… oh so many lovely things..

  • Chellie says:

    Thanks for the chance to win, beautiful items. I really like the coconut shell vase and cood centerpieces. Great Store for unique items. I am now a follower!

  • bobbin-tales says:

    how lovely! what a wonderful giveaway!

  • Xara says:

    Would love to win so many preety things ob their site … been a long time follower

  • Freckles says:

    Always enjoy your creative input & hope to brighten my home with some of your ideas! Thank you!

  • Katie says:

    oh please please please pick me!! 🙂

  • pve design says:

    Love to win….have fun at the blog conference…

  • Jil Sonia McDonald - Interior Designer says:

    Well…. just when I thought your blog could not get any better, you post this great link to Novica. I didn't know about this organization. What a wonderful way to share culture – through beautiful art. I simply adore their sculpture – stunningly beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing Maria!

  • Cindy says:

    Dreamy, dreamy…….what lovely ideas you have….and I would be thrilled to win….thanks for the chance…

  • Tammy@InStitches says:

    What a great organization and give away !

  • Tiffany says:

    how exciting; i'm crossing my fingers!

  • Splendid Sass says:

    Great giveaway, Maria. Of course I am already a follower.
    Have fun at the conference.

  • Karena says:

    Maria what a wonderful
    organization. I would be honored to win this giveaway!

    Art by Karena

  • Karen Dyck says:

    Beautiful, especially the basket. I'll be checking out their web site. I, too, am a follower.

    Karen Dyck

  • Kori@midesignmoxie says:

    I am already a follower! Love your blog and all the great info! I would love to win!

  • Crazy Mama says:

    I already follow you blog. hope I can still get in on the give away!

  • Steph@TheGraniteGurus says:

    Great giveaway! Thanks!
    Of course I'm a follower. 😉

  • Lynda Del. says:

    Fantastic Giveaway! Love Novica and would love to win this 🙂
    I follow you via GFC. ID: Lyndadawinda1074
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

  • camdesign says:

    Tried to comment, not sure what happened to them… Lovely site for gifts and special give yourself a present days…
    Thanks for the link.

  • Carol@TheDesignPages says:

    Happily following your blog. I think my ears would also look quite nice with those earrings:)

  • Traci says:

    What a wonderful company. I would be thrilled to have anything from their merchandise.

  • Traci says:

    What a wonderful company! I would be thrilled to have anything from their merchandise.

  • Felicity says:

    My fingers are crossed.

    Felicity x

  • Bobily says:

    Fun! Am already a follower.

  • ladylando says:

    OK, I love the basket. However, I am a devoted follower for sometime. Do us oldies but goodies get a chance to win, too? Great giveaway, Maria!

  • xelaki2001 says:

    I love your blog! Great giveaway!

  • Wendy says:

    I've been following you for a long time, and I've been a Novica customer for years, too. I'd love to win!

  • Anonymous says:

    I learn so much about color and design from your blog. Thank you for offering this giveaway!

  • Carol M. says:

    I learn so much about color and design from your blog. Thank you for offering this giveaway!


    I adore your blog. The giveaway is just great!

  • Barbara@HausDesign says:

    I follow your blog and I love it! I would choose the basket too and I absolutely support something fairtrade, so I hope I win! 🙂

  • Suzanne says:

    I would love to in this one! So many wonderful, beautiful offerings from all over the world.

  • Sandy says:

    Already a follower. Look forward to your postings everyday, and, love the fact that I learn something everyday. Thanks for sharing.

  • veganmum says:

    I'm already a follower – what a great giveaway!

  • Joanne says:

    Great giveaway! I've been a follower for some time, this is one of the most informative and inspiring blogs I've seen.

  • Mindy says:

    I love getting ideas from your blog. The basket is awesome…I'd buy that too! Thanks!

  • Lazy Gardens says:

    Awesome! But the top of the right column has:
    Become a Fan on Facebook
    Join my network on LinkedIn
    Follow me on Twitter
    See me on YouTube

    Did you mean "Follow" on Twitter or "Friend on Facebook, which are the top-most two where you can "follow" someone or did you mean "Subscribe via e-mail"? That's well below the fold on the sidebar?

  • Inspire Me Heather says:

    I'm a Follower, thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!

  • nikaloula82 says:

    That basket is awesome Maria! I think that would be on my list as well. =)

  • Honey says:

    Wow! What a great giveaway! Thanks so much to you and Novica!

  • grammy and papi says:

    Yippeee! A giveaway, and an awesome one at that. I am already a "follower" so PLEASE count me in.

    Have a God Filled Day

  • Pink Overalls says:

    Thanks for this opportunity to win something to gussy up my bookshelves with something other than books, like that celadon ceramic statuette of a stylized horse.

    Or maybe some silver bracelets to wear.

    Or both!

    Been a follower. And loving it.

  • Anonymous says:

    What a great giveaway! Also, even better for me that I'm already a follower! 🙂

  • cathy z says:

    I look forward to your blog everyday!
    Thanks much!

  • Tsu Dho Nimh says:

    nice, and I'm already a follower (subscribe to the e-mail, anyway).

  • Teresa says:

    Thank you Maria for sharing the link…. I love supporting these causes! Kudos to you!

  • marie says:

    Great blog, and giveaway!!

  • Caroline says:

    Hooray for Fair Trade Products!!!!
    Which makes the title 'Happy $150 Giveaway' even truer. So perfect for your blog 🙂

  • Rhonda Franks says:

    Love your blog! I read it religiously! Hope I win the giveaway.

  • kari says:

    I've been following for a while. Love your posts!

  • Laura @ LPC Interiors says:

    Love your blog and can't pass up a great giveaway! Thanks!

  • Marlis says:

    what lovely things on that site!!
    what a great giveaway.. I follow and get your posts emailed!! Thanks for such a great blog.

  • flip flop and fancy free says:

    but of course I follow your great blog! and with this comment I am now crossing fingers and toes that you pick me!

  • flip flop and fancy free says:

    oh and just in case:
    [email protected]

  • Cherie says:

    That is one gorgeous basket! great giveaway. Thank you for sponsoring this one!

  • Rachel says:

    What beautiful items! I so enjoy your blog as well.

  • Bonidale says:

    What a great site. Would love to win something from their collection.

  • Chelsea says:

    How cool! I love that zigzag baseket! Gorgeous.

    I'm already a follower!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!


  • FWoodward says:

    I'm a follower and love this giveaway!

  • katiegus says:

    I just became a follower (I think I did anyway). Great giveaway!

  • Marti says:

    I'm already a follower of your wonderful blog. I can even tell the undertones of beige now. It drives me crazy 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway. The products look yummy!


  • Jane says:

    I've been a follower of yours since I first began blogging. You have taught me so much! And now, you have shared a wonderful new company…Novica. Thanks so much! I'll be a frequent visitor…
    Jane (artfully graced)

  • Luciane at says:

    I'm a follower for a while now. I love your choices. Have you ever won anything on the net? I haven't yet. Hopefully this will be my first one! 😉

    Have a great time in LA. I'll try to be there next year. 🙂

    Enjoy your day!


    Luciane at

    Post of the Day: A Retired Baseball Player's House.

  • Lee says:

    Hi Maria,
    Thanks for the great incentive to join the email list – I already subscribe to your newsletter, and I also spend far too much time everyday catching up on past blog postings – "Colour Me Happy" is a wonderful, addictive discovery!

  • Sarah says:

    What a beautiful collection of items! I don't know how I'd ever pick!

  • Nicole says:

    I am already a follower. I absolutely love your blog, and I am sure I would love the prize if I won, too!

  • Tracy says:

    I love your blog! I've been a follower for several months. Thanks for the great design advice and a giveaway too!

  • Lori says:

    Would love to win anything from this great company! Fingers crossed 🙂

  • Arlynn from ArtThatFits says:

    Hi Maria – beautiful blog, I'm a new follower 🙂 And I'm attending the Design Blogger Conference too & looking *SO* forward to it!!! Perhaps we'll bump into one another in LA! Hope you're having a fantastic week!

    xo ~ Arlynn

  • Sox0047 says:

    I am a follower…have gained all the info I need to paint my dull brown kitchen white! 🙂 🙂
    It would be a thrill to win this giveaway – over the moon!

  • Laura@Developing Designs says:

    I'd follow you anywhere 🙂 Actually, now I think perhaps I am with both Google accounts….but I'll just comment once. Awesome giveaway, thanks for the opportunity to win such a treat. Enjoy your trip. I'm stuck on the east coast :(. xo

  • Lucy's House says:

    Sweet giveaway! I've never heard of Novica before!

  • gibono says:

    I love and follow your blog! I cannot wait to join in on one of your Colour Conference's

  • Cats says:

    I love your blog and already subscribe! Keeping my fingers crossed for that great prize! thanks!!

  • Karen V says:

    I have been reading your amazing blog for months. Design has been my passion since age 16. I devoted my career to the environment, but never lost touch with this passion. I just “retired” and your blog inspires me as I create plans to make my next place lovely and elegant. Thanks for all you share!

  • Lisa says:

    Love Novica – thank you for running such a great contest! I'm a follower already.

  • Charlotte says:

    Great prize! I have learned so much from your blog…you explain it so well.

  • Jean says:

    I am a devoted follower AND shopper.
    Love the basket and now I am off to the noted website.

  • AubreyLaine says:

    I am a follower!
    Thanx for the giveaway!
    [email protected]

  • La Borda Bleu says:

    i'm a follower!! lug your blog! xoxo's nancy

  • ditching9to5 says:

    Your's is the ONLY blog I follow religiously. Great giveaway!

  • Pamela says:

    I am already a follower. I get a lot out of your insight and knowledge. Just reading your blog has helped me avoid some costly paint mistakes. Love the items on the give away today!

  • Sara says:

    Awesome! Finger crossed. I could really use some baskets, and Novica has great options.

    (I am a longtime follower via RSS feed)

  • kayduh says:

    I'm a follower!

  • k. ryan says:

    i'm a proud follower & it would make my day to win such a great giveaway! fingers crossed 🙂

  • Jacqueline says:

    Hi Miss!
    Have fun in LA!! Sure wish I was going with you!!!!!!!! Maybe next year??? Be good and hope to speak soon.

  • anayi says:

    I've read you for a long time, been subscribed for a while, just now started following!

  • Nancy DeVries/ Urban Aesthetics says:

    Great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win something from this company.

  • Rachel Kennett Person Extraordinaire says:

    Yay supporting you and Novica all in one comment! Hope I wil

  • Vancouver Island says:

    Maria, not a day goes by that I don't check you blog for ideas, knowledge and inspiration. We're one month away from moving into our new, custom home and thanks to you it's absolutely lovely. Thank you.

  • Tami says:

    I absolutely LOVE your blog, Maria! Could you be my new Best Friend? 🙂 The only unfortunate thing about reading your blog is that now I see things in other people's houses that bother me…pinky beige couches that look dirty, competing backsplashes/ countertops, 80's oak kitchen cabinets, etc. etc.

  • Karen says:

    I would love an alpaca throw – reminds me of the time we spent in Peru. Or a hammock (the squirrels ate our old one!)

  • Vorpaks says:

    I am a follower and would love to enter! LOVE Novica!

  • The Shade Shop, Inc. says:

    A most excellent blog and a most excellent giveaway! Thank you for both!

  • Tara Petross says:

    I follow you on facebook and receive your emails (and read every darn one!)I'd like to enter to WIN!

  • Lisa says:

    I'm a follower and I'd love to win these earrings! Gorgeous!

  • robyn2910 says:

    Current follower, really enjoy your blog!

  • shellbydean says:

    I adore your blog….you make me smile every day.

    You've made me positively excited about redecorating my space again…thank you!

  • Julie says:

    Really Nice giveaway! I would love to go to your class someday, but in the meantime, I'll continue to enjoy the very helpful and meaningful education you give us on your site. I so enjoy your blog. Thanks so much.

  • Lee says:

    Ooh, enter me in your give away please! I have been reading for quite a while now.

  • rb says:

    I think I am a follower – I get your newsletter. Love Novica. I ordered a glass tray from them on Amazon that I love.

  • Samara says:

    Always look to you to add splash to my life's canvas


  • Char says:

    What a great contest! Thanks so much!

  • antiescot says:

    I'm already a follower Maria, this is a wonderful giveaway – I would love to win!

  • Donna says:

    I'm already a happy follower! What a great organization & great giveaway!

  • Vickie H. says:

    So much to see on that site: I am really liking one of the magazine racks I saw there as well as some of the desk accessories. Very nice giveaway! Thank you for hosting!
    I am a follower via GFC.

  • Jeannine @ Small and Chic says:

    Wow! What a generous giveaway! I'm a follower. 🙂

  • Kelli says:

    Hi Maria!!! I love your site…and giveaways are just a bonus. Thanks for all you do! And the ratan basket would look great on my new bookshelves my husband is building me! =)

  • jessjohnson4 says:

    Hey there! Fan of color and a fan of your blog! And from what I've seen of Novica…definitely a fan of theirs too! Love to win! Cheers!

  • Danika Herrick says:

    Yay! What a fabulous giveaway! Following and fingers crossed!

  • TurquoiseGal says:

    Super giveaway for an awesome site! Novica has tons of unique and cool items! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  • Dale at Hospitality Design Inspirations says:

    I'm a follower, and would love to win 🙂 I missed Vicente's talk…so bummed about it.

  • Anne-Marie T says:

    I am following on google friend connect as Anne-Marie T.

    Novica has such a great selection of lovely items.


  • love says:

    crossing my fingers

  • Shu says:

    What a great company!

  • other-option says:

    I follow. Great items!
    – Danielle
    other-option AT hotmail DOT com

  • Tara says:

    Awesome giveaway! I am a follower.

  • Brian says:

    Great giveaway! I am already a follower and I too would love those earrings.

  • rainbowlens says:

    I follow through Google Reader! Nice items above!


  • Bonnie says:

    I have been a follower for some time. Wonderful give a way that I would be happy to win.

  • Trish @ A dream house for Trish says:

    Ive been a follower for a while now, love your blog!!. What a great give away, that basket is fabulous!

  • Anonymous says:

    I'm a big-big fan/follower and would 'love' to win! sheryl aka [email protected]

  • ashley says:

    I am a follower 😉

  • Domestic Diva says:

    I follow on gfc

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Lorna says:

    Loovvvve your blog! And love these giveaway items! Hope I win! =)

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