A Christmas gift Giveaway ~ Enter to win a $100.00 shopping spree at UncommonGoods!!!


I’m really excited to be collaborating on a giveaway with a wonderful, trendy company, UncommonGoods! We are giving you a chance to win a $100.00 worth of merchandise from their virtual market place… not sure who UncommonGoods is? Don’t you worry, I plan on introducing you!


Who are they? As I mentioned above, they are a virtual market place where you will find a collection of creative and collaborative people sharing their ingenuity and talents with people like us, people that love to own unique, well crafted items and one of a kind treasures.

UncommonGoods - cardboard - animal - heads | VIn'yet Etc.

Like these cardboard animal heads So awesome!!

UncommonGoods is a company with a real eye on the prize, what exactly does that mean? That means that their focus is on building a sustainable company where their artists use sustainable or recycled materials whenever possible, where they believe using sustainable and environmentally friendlier packing materials will not only benefit them, but benefit us and on a greater scale, benefit the world! This impressive company knows their customers and their carbon footprint matter, they are globally aware of their impact and also take great care in building relationships with non-profit organizations through Better to Give, a program they created that allows their customers to choose partners for them to donate $1 to with every order.

Certified B Corporation

They are also a certified B Corporation… very impressive.

As you can probably guess this is the kind of company I was extremely excited to work with, when they approached me to collaborate, I jumped at the chance. I wanted to give back too, in my own way, I wanted to give to you guys, this is my Christmas gift to you… I want you to be able to shop this awesome market too! Now, on to the fun part, some retail therapy! Whoop!

DandelionPaperweight-VinyetETC & UncommonGoods

I chose this dandelion paperweight… it was love at first sight, yes because it’s beautiful but I have a real attraction to dandelions, call me weird… but dandelions really speak to me. It goes all the way back to being a little girl and picking the dandelion when it’s beautiful and fragile seeds are ready to take flight, as a little girl I could not resist picking them and blowing with all my little might, closing my eyes and making a wish. The belief in magic as a child… precious! This weed as some call it means so much to me because they say that this is the flower of a base brat! My Father was a Military man for my whole youth, I was a Base brat, “Children of the world, blown to all corners of the world, we bloom anywhere!” – just like that hardy dandelion.


The wind takes it high
The wind takes it low
But still she will never know
Where the little dandelion will go
Where the little dandelion will grow.
By ~ Chelsea

Dandelion - paperweight - VinyetETC

There are so many wonderful treasures to be found at UncommonGoods… here are some of my favourites…

Vintage Camera Pillows - Uncommomgoods-Vinyet ETC - giveawayVintage Camera Pillows

Reclaimed Wood Branch Table Runner - UncommonGoods | Vin'yet Etc. - giveawayReclaimed Wood Branch Table Runner

PersonalizedDoormat - UncommonGoods | Vin'yet Etc. Giveaway

Personalized Town Welcome Doormat 

I seriously could keep going and going, I love so many things… now it’s your turn, go pick your favourites and tell me, what will you spend your $100.00 on?

Good luck and thank-you for stopping in.


**This post was sponsored by UncommonGoods, but each and every thought is my own and totally true, these guys ROCK.**

 **Open to US and Canada only**

Enter below to win a $100.00 at UncommonGoods!

Merry Christmas to you, from us! xoxo

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  • Reply Katrin@KreativK.net December 16, 2015 at 5:21 am

    Hi Laurie! This is exciting, I love that dandelion paperweight that you picked! Beautiful! I must admit I didn’t know Uncommon Goods! I love that they use recycled material and are environmentally friendly, that’s so important and I really wish more companies did this! I just checked and they deliver to Spain, how cool is that! I live in Spain…Just looking at the homepage I like everything I see. I would probably spend the 100$ on home deco…Thanks so much for this, I think I became a fan!!!

  • Reply Diana December 16, 2015 at 7:17 am

    That dandelion paper weight is awesome ~ LOVE IT!
    will go check out this company ~ INteresting stuff indeed!

  • Reply Patti December 16, 2015 at 7:46 am

    Wow. I never heard of this one. There are some really great unusual items. I’ll definitely check it out. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Heather @ New House New Home December 16, 2015 at 7:53 am

    Great giveaway, Laurie!! I’ll be sharing this on Facebook and Twitter!

  • Reply heather meads December 16, 2015 at 8:04 am

    Thanks Laurie, what a great giveaway!! I love, love the dandelion paperweight you picked out – that’s beautiful. I’m heading over to UncommonGoods right now to have a browse and then it’s just fingers crossed until your winner is announced!!

  • Reply Mary-the boondocks blog December 16, 2015 at 8:21 am

    These are such prety gifts for the holidays. I really l ike the camera pillows. And that runner with wood slices is uncommon and very adorable. I’m going to pop on over and have a look at some more of their gift selection.

  • Reply RandiG at FrugElegance December 16, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Such nice gift giving ideas!

  • Reply Kay December 16, 2015 at 10:11 am

    I love the reclaimed wood runner & the paperweight – but so many beautiful things – would have fun choosing.

  • Reply Elena December 16, 2015 at 10:50 am

    I really liked some of the wall art they have. I’d probably get the one called First Light.

  • Reply Paula December 16, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    What a lovely giveaway! Beginning to realise our tastes are so similar. I love dandelions too (actually chose it as my logo :-). I’d love to use two of these gorgeous papweights as bookends. Going to check out this fun and unique site.

  • Reply SheilaG @ Plum Doodles December 16, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Wow, so many beautiful and unusual items. It would be hard to choose. I like the hummingbird chandelier. Or the butterfly puddlers, or…. How fun!

  • Reply Shauna December 16, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Their serving boards are lovely!

  • Reply missbobloblaw December 16, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    I’d buy the whole shop- but I’d start with the dandelion paperweight!

  • Reply Pam @ House of Hawthornes December 16, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Awesome giveaway! I love those vintage camera pillows!!

  • Reply Betty S December 17, 2015 at 5:43 am

    so many great things, I like the camera pillows, and know just who I would give them to

  • Reply Shelley N December 17, 2015 at 6:43 am

    I would probably buy the women’s Planisphere Watch. It is very unique and gorgeous but there are so many nice things that I will probably change my mind.

  • Reply Jane @SustainMyCraftHabit December 17, 2015 at 9:58 am

    I totally need that table-runner! It looks so unique and beautiful. And the little baby booties are so sweet.

  • Reply Natalie December 17, 2015 at 11:28 am

    I’d love the Pocket DJ Mixer for my son. So many beautiful & creative things to choose from! ♥️

  • Reply Melissa December 17, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    I’m in love with the dandelion paperweight as well. It’s perfection, really. So beautiful.

  • Reply Rebecca B December 17, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    I would buy some of their funky desk accessories for my home office!

  • Reply Andrea @ personallyandrea December 17, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway Laurie! I’d love that personalized doormat! We finally replaced our old warped front door and I’m ready to dress up the entry!

  • Reply Kari December 18, 2015 at 1:18 am

    You ever wonder what happens to a helium filled balloon that gets away from you and floats away into the sky? Same principle but on the receiving end–I used to wonder where all the dandelion weeds in Sask came from and now I know – a young girl named Laurie in Ont was all to blame – haha! Despite the fact that I have an actual “Experimental Dandelion Farm” joke sign that hangs for 6 mths of the yr on my farm and my love/hate thing with dandies, I do like that Dandelion paperweight and would be tempted to buy that one but … The item that stole my heart completely is their Horseshoe Heart Trivet – I love it and it would be not only an everyday hot plate use item but part of a vignette for V’Day! It is so unique you have to check it out!

    That paperweight reminds me a lot of a gift I bought for myself for under the tree this yr – yeah that happens every year – it is a fine line btwn self indulgence and just helping Santa out lol! It is a craft kit to make your own ice lanterns and knowing you love the dandelion paperweight, I am pretty sure you will Love this too – just think about all the candlelight suppers the birds could have at their vintage insulator feeders with these beauties! ~ Kari http://www.wintercraft.com/pages/photogallery

  • Reply greentopiaries December 19, 2015 at 6:28 am

    I would get the Desktop Sand Window. Thank you for the chance! 🙂

  • Reply Jelica December 19, 2015 at 10:27 am

    What a great giveaway! Love that paperweight, too! Good choice. I love the idea of purchasing gifts that do some good around the world and while I’ve heard of Uncommon Goods before, I did not know much about them. Thanks for the introduction. I am definitely entering this contest. Wish me luck 🙂

  • Reply Jon T December 19, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    I would really like the motion magnetic lamp

  • Reply SUMMER PLEWES December 20, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    I would probably get the zen wishing stone. But I also love the jewelry they have.

  • Reply Vera K December 21, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    I would get some new accessories to jazz up my living room.

  • Reply Ariel December 21, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    Thanks for introducing me to uncommon goods!

    I’d buy some of their funky maps in their art section. I really like one of San Francisco that they have…. I’ll get back to you after browsing a bit more 😉

  • Reply Realia m December 21, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    I like be their unique vases. I also love that paperweight in your photos!

  • Reply Michelle Kelley December 22, 2015 at 9:57 am

    What a cool shopping site!

  • Reply Julie December 22, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    I love Uncommon Goods. I have a glass and brass running water faucet accent piece from there that is so cool! Love the items you are showing too. Thanks for the chance to win!

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