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Uncommon Goods Giveaway

By 09/03/2013July 27th, 2018319 Comments


UnCommon Goods Giveaway

I love finding websites with unique and funky, off-the-beaten path items, so when uncommon goods approached me to do a giveaway worth $200, I thought it was a great idea.

UncommonGoods is an online marketplace offering creatively designed, high-quality merchandise at affordable prices. Their mission is to support and provide a platform for artists and designers and in fact half of what they sell is made by hand. Uncommon Goods donates a portion of each order to your choice of non-profit organizations: American Forests, Women for Women International, City Harvest, and the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN).

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Here is some fun art to help create a wall of art like this (above). The small ones fit anywhere:

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36 Black Cats $165 Framed

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Do What you Want $132.00 Framed

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Heirloom Tomatoes $160 Framed

See all their artwork here

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This is personalized (above), it could be a list of your family’s names or a unique gift.

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Love this personalized Wedding Crest 

See the entire range here

Post a comment below and I’ll announce the winner by the end of the week for a gift card worth $200!

Which one is your favourite?


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  • Karen says:

    Love the “Do What You Want” print!

  • Gloria says:

    I’ve done business several times in the past with this great company — in fact I have an item I’m planning to order as soon as we get back from our vacation. (Don’t want it sitting on the front step all by itself for a week.) I’ve always been happy with my purchases from Uncommon Goods and would be thrilled to be a winner in this drawing! We have a wedding int he family and the Wedding Crest would make a perfect gift for them.

  • Ginger Kay says:

    On the website, there’s one of an elephant with a bouquet that I like. I like the customized bicycle family, too.

  • Ellen says:

    It’s a toss up – “Do What Your Want” or “Heirloom Tomatoes.” At least until I change my mind. 🙂

  • Laurel H says:

    Love the personalized bike print!

  • Louise says:

    Love so many of them!

  • Cindy says:

    I like the “Do What You Want.” Thanks!

  • Sally says:

    Beautiful! I love them all.

  • sydney85 says:

    I like “Home Sweet Home”. I just moved to Chicago and feel so lucky.

  • Amber says:

    Love the wedding crest!

  • Nadine says:

    I like the right colors and original designs. I’m excited to check out their web site and see what else they have.

  • Laura Wilkin says:

    I love the beautiful Heart Bowl on their website, and I *love* that they donate to charities!

  • I like the crazy cyclist one the best, but I encourage readers to check out their other non-wall-art offerings! They have amazing housewares and especially good drinky items. I bought my dad some wine glasses with musical note annotations on the side so you can play music when you fill the full set a different levels. Pretty awesome. 🙂

  • stacy t says:

    I love the Warblers print and the Large Dog blueprints for a Laborador

  • Sarah Yang says:

    I love ‘Do what you want’. It’s all awesome! Thanks for sharing.

  • Diane says:

    Thanks for sharing Maria . Hard to choose a favorite, but I like the family tandem cycling.

  • Our home enjoys looking at the catalog the day we get it in the mail. We always find a unique gift – for us or others – between the pages. We especially love anything up-cycled. Graduations, weddings, just for fun – there is always a unique item to be found! I find it a great design resource as well – that something special for a room that becomes a treasure!

  • Nour says:

    Love them all!

  • Nicole says:

    36 black cats looks like a fun piece. I love the unique items Uncommon Goods offers.

  • amy says:

    love this catalog and so many things in it! of the items featured above, the family with dog on the bicycle is my favorite!

  • All great pieces, but I really like the personalized bicycle picture.

  • Kendra Clark says:

    I LOVE the “Do What You Want” and “Bicycle Family” print. Both prints would be Fab in my new home! I’ve recently moved and love unique items!

  • I adore 36 Black Cats!!! As a crazy cat lady with 2 black ones of my own, it’s a shoe in!!

  • Amy says:

    My faves are the family bicyclists and the “do what you want”… but all are great ideas!

  • Paul says:

    Love them all.

  • Mel says:

    Love this company. Does a whole lot of good. Would love all of tgem!

  • elizabeth says:

    They are all beautiful! I would love to have a twist on the wedding crest and make it a family crest 🙂
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Robin Reid says:

    Every home needs a touch of whimsy! These are great, fun prints. Would also be perfect gifts.

  • Mimi says:

    Thanks, Maria, I didn’t know about Uncommon Goods. They have a great variety and I would love a gift card to use for gifts!

  • Debbiecz says:

    The wedding crest would be a fun anniversary gift fr a newly married couple. I’ll have to check out their website. Unique, affordable art is such a great option to the big box chain stores.

  • bfish says:

    I like the 36 Black Cats — very nice and colorful.

    Some years ago I accidentally discovered Uncommon Goods online and bought two handmade-from-oak-wine-barrel-staves chairs which are great.

  • Sarah says:

    I like the “Do What You Want”. It would be perfect for my daughter’s room!

  • Katherine Stewart says:

    Love the personalized wedding art on their website. What a great and unique gift.

  • Diane says:

    Can’t wait to get the Personalized Wedding Crest
    For my best friend’s daughter’s wedding, great:
    Unique idea!
    Thanks for the site Maria!

  • annie thaler says:

    “do what you want to do”! Been on this site… Love!

  • Theresa says:

    I love the personalized bike print; plus so many others 🙂 I enjoy reading your blog.

  • Felicia says:

    I am so happy I found your website!! I LOVE color and have wanted to study it forever! So happy I found you. And Uncommon Goods has some awesome stuff – Kate Lewis artwork being my favorite!

  • Margaret says:

    The wedding crest is my favourite. Really cute.

  • Suzanne says:

    I and my daughters have been fans of Uncommon Goods for years and always look forward to receiving their catalogue. It’s a toss up between Heirloom Tomatoes and Do You Want.

  • Jennifer Smith says:

    Love their quirky artwork. Please sign me up. Thanks Maria.

  • Cathy Z says:

    I know exactly what I’d get – the tree, swing and little boy pen and ink – I have always loved it just never bought it.

  • A. Perelini says:

    I LOVE all the prints!!

  • A. Perelini says:

    I LOVE them all! 🙂

  • Trish H says:

    Love the bicycle – all the prints are so colorful and original!

  • Denise Posey says:

    Having a bicyclist in the family, the personalized bike picture is perfect!

  • Stephanie Taylor says:

    I have been buying items from this site for several years and I love them. Such unique, fun items for men, women and kids.
    Of the prints you have here my favorite is “Do what you want to do” it’s perfect!

  • Kim Foster says:

    This is tough… but there is one print on the website. The artist is Renee Leone and the title is “Day Trip”. For some reason it speaks to me!

    Thank you!

  • I liked the “Do What You Want” print too – thanks Maria!

  • Natalie Cox says:

    I’m loving the black cats print. The colours are amazing!

  • Tia says:

    bubbles – andrea doss print!

  • Susan says:

    Thank you for sharing this! Love 36 Black Cats.

  • Bev says:

    I like the Heirloom Tomatoes, but it would be hard to pick just one!

  • Allyson says:

    So glad to be introduced to this site! I’ll surely be shopping there. I’m loving the happy and colorful art. Thanks Maria.

  • Elynn says:

    LOVE the whimsy of the heirloom tomatoes – wistful looking bunny – maybe they’d prefer carrots but they just don’t see them underneath her feet – like all of us- sometimes what we want is right there but ….

  • Angela n says:

    I love the wedding crest! What a great wedding gift to give. Or even an anniversary gift.

  • Amber says:

    I think the 36 Black Cats would be my personal choice, but the wedding crest is a great gift idea.

  • Carol Anne says:

    Great website, bookmarked it for later….from the art on the blog post I like “36 Black Cats” but from my visit to their website, fell in love with alot of baby art … that is what I would do with winnings…x

  • Joanne says:

    Love their art, especially “Heirloom Tomatoes”!

  • Barb says:

    Uncommon Goods is one of my favorite go to sites for gifts!! I love their selection!

  • The personalized family shield is adorable, and I love the arrangement of artwork in the photograph–it’s a clever grouping, with both formal symmetry and asymmetrical elements. That can be tricky!

  • Sophia says:

    Wow! These are all great! How can you just pick one? Ok, I choose the Wedding Crest! I NEED wall art badly so off I go to shop! Good Luck everyone!

  • Connie says:

    What could be better than purchasing a wonderful, unique item while contributing to a good cause! A win- win situation. Love Uncommon Goods! Thanks Maria.

  • Dicksi says:

    I like shopping on this website, cute stuff. Thanks for the giveaway. I like the wedding crest.

  • Kelly D says:

    I like the Heirloom Tomatoes print the best.

  • Beth says:

    Oh, it has to be Black Cats for the color and for the unexpected black cats, of course.

  • Kathy says:

    Love the wedding crest…what a sweet idea for a wedding gift…I’ll remember this for the next wedding gift I need.

  • Lesley says:

    Only 2 years to go until retirement after most of a life spent working in the sands and heat of the Middle East. The Heirloom Tomatoes is ME! I want to be the one standing in the middle of a luscious green garden surrounded by all the vegetables and fruit I’ve finally been able to grow. And I want to keep chickens too, and rabbits.

  • Anne K. says:

    It’s too difficult to decide which one is my favorite! I would be happy with any of them. I also need a baby gift soon:)

  • Tricia says:

    Love the Wedding Crest

  • Colette Walker says:

    Love the personalized bike art!

  • Lois says:

    Love Heirloom tomatoes. We lost all of ours this past season and this explains why!!!

  • Idee says:

    Oh my! With that $200 I would buy the octopus sculpture for my yard. What fun.

  • Jane says:

    My D-I-L would love the dog watch. Cool website!

  • Katherine Heinze says:

    I love the vibrant colours and whimsy of the black cat print!

  • Linda says:

    Love the bicycle picture! Our family bikes and this would be adorable in our home. Thanks for introducing us to this great company.

  • donna says:

    Lots of fun art!

  • Selena says:

    I love “Heirloom Tomatoes.” Thanks for introducing me to this site.

  • Marguerite Neuhaus says:

    I was given a gift of the Bad Dog glasses so I must vote for the Bad Dog Art. SO FUN. I love all the posters, how does that artist make each lobster look like an individual with personality??? I’d gladly hang any of these pieces of art. What a great company.

  • Amy says:

    I love the 36 Black Cats! Add a mouse and you have the makings of a fun puzzle.

    I will go check out their web site right now…love the color and the whimzy in all of these!

    Thank you!

  • I’m loving that wedding crest. But I went on the website and fell head over heels with the personalized tree of life platter – gorgeous!

  • Beverly Maguire says:

    Wow! I’d really have to think! There are so many cute things on the website. Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  • Amy says:

    Love this art, thanks for sharing!

  • Mary says:

    The wedding crest would make such a great gift.

  • Barbara says:

    I have received their catalog for years. There is always something whimsical that I have to have.

  • Jen says:

    Love the cycling picture! Fits our family to a t!

  • Vicky says:

    Love their art especially the floral chair or beautiful tree thanks for sharing might have to order one of those pieces.

  • Susan says:

    ‘Do What You Want’ is a cute picture, but perhaps ‘Do What is Right’ would be a better message. I like a lot of the whimsical art – reminds me of what was more ‘commonly’ available back in the 80’s actually!

  • Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    Well first of all, I think Uncommon Goods is an awesome name! I’m making some color changes in my home and could really use some fresh new art! Heirloom Tomatoes is really fun and quirky!

  • elle says:

    I like 39 cats but I, too, checked the website and Good morning, Morning is lovely!

  • Cyndi says:

    Do What You Want – its so fresh and fun!

  • Debbie says:

    Unique, off the-beaten-path, funky,that is what I love.Uncommon goods, I would shop there just because of the name. This is right up my alley.

  • Mary says:

    I just broke my hubby’s favorite lamp. If I win I will replace it with the rock lamp. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Rebecca says:

    I love uncommon goods, they are very unique and for a good cause too!

  • Lauren says:

    Love the wedding crest artwork – Uncommon Goods is such a favorite of mine!

  • Sabrina says:

    Gorgeous artwork! I just took a trip to their website: yummy! My favourite is the heirloom tomatoes!!

  • Maria in Calgary says:

    What a great website – it’s new to me! I love the ‘Do What You Want’ print. Thanks for sharing.

  • RAeleen Tascona says:

    I love them all. I love the fact that these prints are unique and one of a kind. Something fun and funky!

  • susan mccarthy says:

    Nice website. I checked out the kids section as i am going to be a grand mother in October!

  • Paula Diekhoff says:

    I looked at other artists and love the print, “Woven Seascape” by Elise Wehle. This site has many, many unique prints!

  • katie says:

    Love the “36 black cats”.

  • I’ve never heard of UnCommon Goods until today! Thankyou – what a great online spot to look for gifts! Found several prints that I loooove!! – the Wedding Crest and the Wedding Waltz Personalized Art!

  • Valerie says:

    I really love the tandem bike picture, but all of them are fun and quirky, which I love!

  • Brenda Schmidt says:

    heirloom tomato seems so so “current” fight now! 🙂

  • LeeAnn says:

    I’ve been buying from uncommon goods for years. They always have unique items that a lot of people have never seen. There products make for good design accessories and wonderful gifts.

  • Molly says:

    This is such a great place for…well, uncommon goods. I have my eye on the personalized bike print for our new (white!) kitchen.

  • Maureen Baum says:

    I love all of them! Can’t wait to check out this website. Great gift ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  • I love the blankets and the artwork by Elise Wehle. I would love to be able to add a new piece of art to my (small) collection.

  • From the website I love the one finish well. I’ve been looking for some unique art….looks like a great site to find some!

  • Fran says:

    Love the personalized wedding crest!

  • InfoDiva says:

    I’ve ordered from UncommonGoods before. Always unique and special.

  • Keri Howard says:

    I love Uncommon Goods! I go there for unusual stocking stuffers and baby gifts.

  • BeckyE says:

    I like the “Do What You Want” print!

  • M Gans says:

    I love Uncommon Goods. It’s always a great day when their catalog comes in the mail.

  • BeckyE says:

    I think original art is interesting and the “Do What You Want” print would be my favorite!

  • Sharon says:

    Neat site. I like the wedding crest – daughter getting married next spring!

  • Lisa A says:

    Thank you Maria for sharing this great web site. I especially love Going to See My Baby Blue print.
    I always enjoy taking time to read your inspirational and educational posts on decorating.

  • kristin says:

    love the bike one, very cute for a kid’s room!

  • Pam says:

    I love the Wedding Crest, almost as much as I love your website.

  • brenda brown says:

    I love Uncommon Goods-their goods (unique) and the good they do for their artists.

  • V Marie says:

    Black Cats. We are in the market for a real live black kitten.

    • Denise says:

      I hope you’ll consider adopting a kitten or cat from a shelter or rescue … so many need loving homes.

  • I love all of them but the gardener in me has to choose “Heirloom Tomatoes”…

  • Jennie says:

    The black cats picture is so colorful! Colorful always gets my vote.

  • Noel says:

    I love UncommonGoods! I really like the personalized wedding crest. My husband and I selected a new last name together when we got married and it would be fun to have a crest that represented our new family name.

  • Denae says:

    I love so many things from uncommon goods. Great place to find gifts as well!

  • Susan C says:

    Love what you do Maria can I have never seen this site before Uncommon goods interesting

  • Peter says:

    My favourite is the family on the tandem bike.

  • Susie says:

    Wow, there’s a lot of great stuff there! I love the line posters and the USA word map, but the cheeky Audrey Heller prints are super-fun, too. 🙂

  • Gina says:

    All great prints, but “Do What You Want” is my favorite too!

  • I like frame Primed Number Chart for my baby’s nursery or family room.

  • Theresa says:

    Love Heirloom Tomatoes. I’ve known of this company for many years – they carry Dolan Geiman!

  • Lynn says:

    This is a new company to me–thanks! Love the bicycle print.

  • Rebecca Headline says:

    I love the girl power of “Do What You Want”, the colors in “36 Black Cats” and the whimsy in “Heirloom Tomatoes”!

  • Elizabeth Smith says:

    I love the wedding crest! And we have a wedding coming up in our family!!

  • Lindy says:

    Oh my gosh, I love the bicycles! So cute.

  • Cindy says:

    Nice stuff. It’s giving me ideas for Christmas.

  • Susan Wheeler says:

    Love the36 cats. Fabulous color and a bit of a folk art look! Actually, I love them all!!

  • Rebecca Musser says:

    The Kantha blanket is really intriguing to me.

  • Barbara says:

    Great company, great products! Love the wedding crest. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Becky Keyser says:

    I love uncommon goods! I’ve ordered cute things from them before. Such fun and unique stuff in their catalog.

  • Andrea says:

    So many cute prints. Hard to choose just one. Love their office line and the fox pillows.

  • Linda says:

    Thirty six black cats would look great in a grouping in my hallway. I love the bright colors… and of course the cats.

  • Zhaleh says:

    Wow, these guys have been on my go to gift list for years and I never realized their philanthropic outreach. I have also never looked in their art section, I generally stick to the quirky home accessories.

  • Lauren says:

    I like the black cats and the wedding crest, and I love that kitchen nook photo, too!

  • Laurel says:

    I ALWAYS use Uncommongoods for gifts 🙂
    Glad to see two great sites getting together here

  • Lis says:

    So fun! I like the pieces you posted, and I love the maps they have as well! Also love “The Storm” and “The Warblers” – OK I love loads of them. Really great site, would love to win!

  • Wendy says:

    This is a great intro to a really fun store! Thanks for pointing them out.

  • Cynthia says:

    Love the bike one !!!

  • Debbie says:

    The wedding crest is awesome!

  • Cheryl says:

    The Wedding Crest pic is my favorite. I must admit I’ve never been to their website, but after reading your post, I will definitely be visiting. Love that they donate to charity! I just recently found your blog; and although I’m not a designer ( I’m an artist), I absolutely love your blog! Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

  • JudyB. says:

    I love Heirloom Tomatoes. The colors are beautiful. The above and below of the veggies is clever.

  • Sylvia Alonso says:

    I had never heard of the website, so thank you for writing about it…what a wonderful website to pick out unique gifts! Of the art work that is being shown here I like, “Do what you want”?…that is so me.

  • Sarah says:

    The wedding crest is lovely.

  • Kim says:

    I love the Warblers, great colors. The wedding crest is fun too!

  • Lana says:

    My favourite is the family riding the bikes . This reminds me of our daughter and her family .

  • Lori says:

    Great art! I like the Warblers!

  • Kari says:

    They have some fun items!

  • Erin O says:

    The bike one is my favorite. It’s cute that even the dog comes along for the ride.

  • Amy See says:

    Love the artwork!

  • Deborah says:

    I like the personalized art with the bicycle. Adorable!

  • Ms Judy Reed says:

    This is one of the best websites for cool out-of-the-ordinary items, and great for those of us who love funky, eclectic decorating!

  • Sue says:

    Love the personalized Wedding Crest! What a great gift that shows you cared enough to give something meaningful to the couple.

  • margo parmenter says:

    I woke up this morning feeling grumpy. I went on Maria, your website always perks me up. Then I went on Uncommon Goods and looked at their products. Their items truly brought a huge smile to my face and has totally cheered up my day. How can you not smile when viewing such creativity?
    Thanks for sharing their imaginative items!
    Have a happy day,

  • Kim says:

    I love the tree of life necklace

  • Mary Jane Magoon says:

    I love these. Thank you for introducing the site

  • Lindsey says:

    I love the personalized wedding crest

  • Barbara says:

    Love, love Uncommon Goods!

  • Janice says:

    Love the Heirloom Tomatoes! Bunnies are my favorite woodland creature for home decor. Thanks so much for letting everyone know about this resource! Hope you are having a wonderful week! Janice

  • Sat Hari K says:

    I love the bicycles! Thank you for all of your posts. I am slowly decorating our new home and your blog is helping me think things through and take my time. Thank you!

  • Linda says:

    As a bird fan, I like “The Warblers”.

  • Kate says:

    Cute stuff! I love their site!

  • MaryAnne says:

    I love heirloom tomatoes because my husband is into gardening.

  • Karen says:

    I think the website is fantastic! What a great way to show off budding talent. Its a great way to find something unique. I especially love the “Do what you want” !!

  • Vicky Rizzardo says:

    Heirloom Tomatoes! Love it!

  • Maria says:

    Great site! Love the “Down the Aisle” wedding poster. Thanks for introducing this unique site.

  • Dee says:

    I love the bike print!

  • Sabine says:

    “Do what you want” is my favourite. I will have a look at their website 🙂

  • Sheri says:

    Love the ‘Do What You Want’!

  • Debbie Vanderhorst says:

    Love the personalized bike!

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  • Pat Wellman says:

    Love the “Do what you want” poster.

  • SandyCGC says:

    Well, having three white cats and the perfect bit of wall in my bedroom just begging, it’s got to be the 36 Black Cats. Love the site – I’ll be checking everything out. Thanks for bringing it to us!

  • Elaine says:

    They are all quite funky, but I like the “Do what you want” the best.

  • Sharon Charboneau says:

    haven’t heard of them before. Luv their artwork, colourful & quirky!!

  • Uschi says:

    I have given the personalized Couple on a tandem” to several of our friends who were getting married — including their pet riding along. Love that they also customize it for gay couples, one of whom said it was there “best present ever.”

  • Cindy says:

    My favorite is the heirloom tomatoes. It reminds me of my father who recently passed away. His garden, and especially his tomatoes were legendary, sometimes topping 10′ tall. This year a tomato plant he planted in our yard two years ago came up on its own and is producing tomatoes. I like to think it’s a sign from him that he’s still with me.
    Thank you, Maria for the phone consultation we had when designing my kitchen in 2011. It looks fabulous thanks to you!

  • cheri duzanica says:

    They are a great company and it’s hard to just choose one thing.

  • Tami says:

    I love the colours of ’36 Black Cats’.

  • Charlotte Lemmert says:

    Great company supporting great causes. Happy to see you featuring them 🙂

  • Penny says:

    The colours in the Black Cats just glow.
    How can you not smile when you see it?

  • kristin says:

    I love the heirloom tomatoes print, and most everything else at uncommongoods!

  • elaine says:

    Great combination of unique ‘stuff’ with a social justice approach to their business.

  • Laura says:

    What a fun company! Love “Do What You Want”!

  • Sharon says:

    I like the Wedding Crest!

  • Julie S says:

    I love the 36 Black Cats. So colorful and quirky.

  • Dianne says:

    It has to be 36 Black Cats. The colors would be perfect in my den and the energy is right, too.

  • The Do What you Want print is the perfect graduation gift for someone special in my life. I also like the choice of charities which are in line with ones I will be choosing when I redo my will next week! I’ve been struggling with how to narrow it down when there are so many good charities out there and these interesting choices spur me on in my quest. BTW Maria your recent blog about your niche market fits me to a T. I do landscape design consultations; very similar to what you do, but outside. Many times I am struck by your insights about working with clients.

  • Pat says:

    Love the cats: 36 black cats for the color or cat tao to slip in with my oriental art? hmm…. Maybe I don’t have to decide.

    Art for fun. Love it.

  • Brenda F says:

    Heirloom Tomatoes is the greatest! It’s all so whimsical, which I love.

  • Claire Hutt says:

    I love the Wedding Crest – I’ve already bookmarked the Uncommon Goods site. Almost ready to send photos of my white kitchen Maria.

  • Babs Loyd says:

    Thanks for introducing this site. Many wonderful pieces. I particularly like 36 Black Cats and Heirloom Tomatoes!

  • Pam Lowe says:

    Thank you for sharing this, i found several I so enjoy!

  • Cathy says:

    They have such cute stuff! I love the Upcycled Whale Art, it would look so cute in my little boy’s nursery!

  • Katrina says:

    Wow…what a cool website. I love the family bicycle print.

  • Melissa says:

    I love Serendipity and Hiking with George. Fun giveaway!!

  • Julie says:

    I’ve bought from them several times. They always have the greatest stuff! I really like Do What You Want. Seems to fit my life right now.

  • Sharlene says:

    So cute!

  • Angela Taylor says:

    Love the cats! Every home deserves a little ‘funky’ something:)

  • Marcia says:

    I’ve heard of uncommon goods before and I appreciate the reminder. Although I tend to buy locally, I will now remember that I can extend my search to uncommon goods and etsy. thanks.

  • Connie says:

    family cycling….

  • christine says:

    What a great website. Love their artwork and the other stuff on there. GC or not I’m buying.

  • Felice says:

    Thank you Maria for bringing this great art to my attention. Looks like a popular choice!

  • Crystal Schwass says:

    Ooooohhh…loving the Heirloom Tomatoes art work! My daughter is vegan and a true inspiration to living pure and simple…what a lovely reminder this would be!

  • Tricia says:

    Thanks for introducing me to Uncommon Goods. I appreciate their practice of sharing their profits with such worthwhile organizations. I’m also looking forward to shopping their website.

  • Kathy Treese says:

    Love the wedding crest! We have an upcoming wedding and that would be perfect!!!

  • Hope says:

    I like “A Story of Life Around Us”. Thanks for showing off this great site!

  • Valerie says:

    Good Morning – LOVE those 36 black fun! Thanks and cheers, Valerie.

  • Marcela says:

    How fun! Love them!

  • Whitney says:

    Love the personalized wedding crest! Would be cool to have!

  • Robin says:

    I love the picture of the bicycle build for 5… and a dog! That’s great! I love quirky artwork!

  • DY says:

    I like the family crest! Very sweet engagement/wedding gift idea.

  • Karen says:

    I found Uncommon Goods by accident one day and I am so glad I did. I found a set of champagne glasses with an etched design that matched exactly the theme of my son’s upcoming wedding. It was the perfect shower gift for my soon to be DIL and she loved them, and they used them for the toasts at the wedding! It is not often you find THE perfect gift, but this was it.

    Now, have you seen the glass candy jar shaped like an open zipped lock bag? I have my eye on that one for me!

  • Cathie says:

    I love the cat print, and have visited this site in the past. So glad that they’re now shipping to Canada!

  • Pete says:

    Can’t resist 36 black cats. Great, colorful drawing with a subtle sense of humor.

    I always like the glasses that Uncommon Goods sells, that are made from recycled bottles. But they do just have a ton of nice things, usually unique and/or environmentally friendly to boot.

  • Andrea says:

    Favorite: 36 Black Cats. Love the colors, love cats. 🙂

  • Carol says:

    I think its wonderful that they donate their proceeds to
    the organizations that they do……….so caring in a world
    that needs it so much!!

  • Donna W. says:

    I have been a fan of Uncommon Goods for several years. Love their items and their customer service is spot on. Great company. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • Amy Hames says:

    I look forward to exploring this site further and recommending it to my artist friends who need a venue for their art! Thank you for your giveaway, Maria Killam.

  • monika says:

    So many pretty things – don’t know how I’ll decide!

  • Lisa says:

    Glad to learn about this site. I just found the perfect coffee table on it and put it in my Pinterest. As for the prints, I agree with the other posts that the wedding crest is great

  • Wanda Lindsey says:

    Love the 36 Black cats, color is terrific!

  • JB says:

    Love this website – lots of funky items in support of great causes. The personalized wedding crest is such a great gift idea!

  • Mindy says:

    Love Uncommon Goods! The Heirloom Tomatoes print is my favorite!

  • Amy says:

    Love Uncommon goods! Such a great place to find unique items and support creatives, too!

  • Patsy says:

    I like the “Do What You Want” print,,,would be great in my grand daughters’ room Love a lot on the website, too.

  • Taryn Lund says:

    I love the wedding crest – what a unique gift for the bride that has everything!

  • Liz S. says:

    Two of my guilty pleasures in one place. Maria- I love your posts. We’ve just “right-sized” into a three bedroom apartment (from a three story house) and I go to your website for inspiration and instruction multiple times each week. Uncommon Goods is a favorite for great decorating and gift ideas. I like to look through the catalog with a pen and mark the items I want. Often the entire catalog is filled with my notations and circles indicating I’d like one of everything!

  • Jacy says:

    “Do What You Want” is darling and would look perfect in my newly finished basement!!

  • Holly van der Lee says:

    I like them all, but I love the “Do What You Want”!

  • Susan says:

    Awesome! Love the Black Cats print. Bright and cheerful with a bit of cheekiness!

  • Lynda Curry says:

    I love this site. It was only this year that they began shipping to Canada! TBTG! I think I would purchase the Wedding Crest as a gift.

  • Nancy says:

    What a fabulous website! I really like all the artwork but I especially like the home décor section!

  • Asheley says:

    I love the colours in the Heirloom Tomatoes; such a great company!

  • Pam says:

    What a great little wedding gift that customized wedding crest would make. I’ve never heard of Uncommon goods before – so glad you introduced it here!!!!

  • Nicola Dodd says:

    What a great site…thanks!

  • Anita says:

    Checked out their website and they have some really neat gift ideas. I like the Do What you Want print.

  • Laura says:

    Well, picking just one is always difficult. But my favorite right this minute is “Love Carries All”. It tugs at my heartstrings.

  • Jerseyjan says:

    I like the Heirloom Tomatoes. I would gift that one to my son and his wife who tend to their organic garden. So cute!!

  • Pearl says:

    36 Black Cats is totally awesome! Perfect for my daughter’s bedroom – she loves cats. 🙂

  • Lori McGinnis says:

    Luv them all!

  • Diane says:

    Love the 36 cats! Great colors.

  • Sharon Duke says:

    36 Black Cats would look great on my developing art wall!

  • Sasha Price says:

    I like the personalized wedding crest, it would make such a thoughtful gift! Thank You!

  • Justine Reuther says:

    I love uncommon goods. They used to have one similar to heirloom tomatoes of bunnies sleeping underground. They are just beautiful.

  • tracy mccormack says:

    Bad Dog Art~! great site ~ thanks for the introduction!

  • Ann says:

    My favorite? Do What You Want. I m looking forward to doing what I want when I retire. The wedding crest would make a great gift. Love them all!

  • Linda says:

    Do what you want is the one for me!

  • Renee says:

    So many charming, handmade items on the site… lots of choices for my garden!

  • Stephanie Johnson says:

    Love Heirloom Tomatoes!

  • Diane says:

    Love the personalized wedding art!

  • Cathy says:

    Thank you for sharing. So unique!

  • Cammie says:

    That’s such a fun idea. I like the personalized family picture and the family crest.

  • Sandy says:

    Such unique pictures ! I like the ones with trees.

  • Tania Romaniuk says:

    My favourite is the Wedding Crest – neither too sentimental nor too cutesy

  • joselle says:

    What a great website! All of the artwork is lovely, but the personalized wedding crest is awesome. I’ve always wanted to feel like royalty 🙂

  • Marisa Vocisano says:

    I love all of them

  • Mary Beth Worhatch says:

    Love MK! Love uncommon goods! Family crest makes me think of a great gift for my son and has new fiancée !

  • Lynn says:

    I am drawn to the Wedding Crest….luv is in the air!

  • Catherine says:

    Love the Heirloom Tomatoes print, but they’re all so unique.

  • Eblev says:

    Love Uncommon Goods! They always have such unique items. These are all fun — especially “Do What You Want”. Great message!

  • Randy says:

    How could you not LOVE the wedding crest? 🙂

  • Rhonda says:

    I love the crest. It would go fantastic on my gallery wall in the family room. Love your posts.

  • Lucinda says:

    Love the Heirloom Tomatoes and lots of other items on the website!

  • Jessica says:

    Yet another vote for “Do What You Want.” It’s such a lovely piece of artwork.

    Thanks for the intro to this beautiful site.

  • My favourite would have to be Heirloom Tomatoes! I just love the colours! From the website, I liked ‘Call Me’. 🙂

  • teresa says:

    Another vote for “Heirloom Tomatoes”, although they are all very charming! CTD

  • Marissa says:

    Love the bicycle picture….personalized for my family of course!

  • Brooke says:

    We have ordered from them before, great company!

    36 Black Cats is very colorful!

  • Alisha says:

    One of the personalized ones would be fab!

  • deb says:

    well, can’t blame a girl for dreaming… so I went on website a found so many lovely things !!!… so back to dreaming !

  • Judy says:

    Heirloom Tomatoes love the miss bunny and the colos choices

  • Val Mohan says:

    Had to enlarge the pic to see why it’s named 36 black cats … lol. I like it. Also like Two by the Sea. Worth a shot!

  • Paula says:

    Love, love, love those prints. Hard to choose my favorite. Went on the website and loved everything. The “basket locker” is super cute!

  • Linda B says:

    This artwork makes me smile. I like it a lot.

  • Julie says:

    I love The Warblers print. I had forgotten about Uncommon Goods. Once upon a time I worked for a wholesale/import company called Anokha (which means unique in hindi). We worked closely with artisans and imported their creations from India. One of the works we wholesaled to UG was button bowls. Thanks for the fond memories of a job I loved!

  • Jessie says:

    I was given a set of colored wavy rocks glasses for a wedding gift and have loved Uncommon goods ever since. Glad you are featuring them on your blog/site…they deserve the note.
    Their prints are ADORABLE. I love the Heirloom tomatoes print — perfect for a sweet piece in a kitchen. 🙂

  • Linda says:

    I love Heirloom Tomatoes….so evocative. It reminds me so much of when I was a little tacker, sneaking down to our veggie patch in the summer and hiding behind the staked tomatoes and feasting on strawberries & tomatoes, and then telling mum with the most innocent look on my face (& red stains on fingers & face) “no mummy I haven’t been in the veggie patch again” :- )

  • Jani says:

    I love the personalized wedding crest! So cute.

  • Karen Dyck says:

    They have a great range of products. It’s nice to see another US company that really wants to ship to Canada.

  • Franki says:

    We’ve got “an anniversary” in October…wouldn’t that “wedding crest” be perfect?! We’ve even got the crest!! 🙂 franki [email protected]

  • Eileen says:

    love the bicycle one!

  • Joanne G W says:

    Although I already have several tree prints, I’m always drawn to them. Loved “Serendipity.”

  • Lynn C. says:

    I love them all, but I really like the heirloom tomatoes print.

  • Lisa Ketz says:

    My very sentimental first born nephew and god son just got engaged. He planned the most romantic and over the top proposal. Would so love to be able to give him the Wedding Crest for his wedding. He would so appreciate it.

  • Ana M. says:

    I was first drawn (no pun intended) to the beautiful colors and then was overflowing with gratitude when I saw that proceeds support RAINN. Beautiful art with a heart.

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  • Kristen says:

    Cant wait to check out their website. Who can resist a print called “Do What You Want”?

  • sandy says:

    You’re right, Maria! Great stuff! I love the art work of Elise Wehle, my favourite is “Seaside”

  • Helene says:

    Maria, thank you for bringing this site to me. I am always looking for something fun, new and creative. I am tired of seeing the same art over and over again.

  • Jane says:

    Do What You Want!!

  • Jackie Bywater says:

    “Do what you want”

  • Monica says:

    Heirloom Tomatoes makes me think of fall, gardening, and Halloween. Fun. Really enjoyed perusing the website. Uncommon for sure. Thanks.

  • Allison says:

    “Do What You Want” is so perfect for us wanting to have our own design businesses!

  • jillian1996 says:

    They are all unique. We have had alot of weddings in the family so the wedding crest!

  • Cynthia says:

    I love 36 black cats!

  • JOANNE says:

    I love the “Heirloom Tomatoes”. Looking forward to having a peek at the site.

  • SK says:

    Love the clean, fun, style! What an awesome find! Thanks for sharing!

  • yvonne says:

    I like the “do what you want” one

  • Alicia Stavropoulos says:

    They’re all wonderful! It looks like a fabulous start to a fun, colorful gallery wall and I’ve just the place for it!

  • Fran says:

    Very sweet. I will have to look for a nautical piece!

  • meredith says:

    I have a thing for crests – so I Love this personalized Wedding Crest

  • Susan Reidy says:

    I love the website! The Wedding Crest would be perfect since my daughter just got engaged!

  • Angela says:

    Uncommon goods has such neat gifts. I, like many others, like the wedding crest best. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  • kate C. says:

    So unique and adorable!

  • nushechka says:

    i like the 36 Black Cats

  • CLG says:

    I want to start my gallery wall and need some good prints to add to it.

  • Sue says:

    Not sure if you did your giveaway yet or not….but in case you didn’t: I purchased one of the Custom Alexander Wedding prints featured online at for my brothers wedding, and hands down: it was the best gift there based on all the “OMG’s!” it got… my other brother just got engaged so I already know what I would get!

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