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34 posts categorized "Give"

Giveaway: Gwelly's

Bloesem Living |giveaway Gwelly's necklace

Recently we were approached by the wonderful Italian sisters, who founded Gwelly's, with a some what interesting and different request. They were introducing us to their world of jewelry and accessories, something different from the usual interior and crafts Bloesem has become comfortable with. But it's a new year and we should be trying out something different too! (Futhermore we love the piece they are giving away too!)

Gwelly's offers authentic Italian handcrafted pieces , and showcases the works of talented artists and designers. They help bridge the gap between these makers and people like us who are looking for beautiful and unique pieces, but would never be able to find without the inside scoop from Gwelly's. Though the sisters have settled in Australia, their collection celebrates their heritage and home, Italy.

 Today's Gwelly's giveaway features this beautiful piece, the Spirale necklace, from designer, Giulia Boccafogli. With her sexy and feminine style, her fully handmade pieces aim at letting woman change their look according to their mood. After much research, Giulia currently focuses her pieces around the use of precious raw materials, such as the recovered leather used in the Spirale necklace. The tan and black combination is devine in this statement piece!


All you have to do to win is :

1) Leave a comment with your favorite item from Gwelly's.

and hopefully you are the lucky recipient of this gorgeous statement piece!


Giveaway ends 29 January 2014 and we will contact the lucky winner via email!

WINNER IS:  Salome

Bloesem Living |giveaway Gwelly's necklace

All images by Gwelly's.

.. Gwelly's
Giulia Boccafogli

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Win a copy of 'Little Prints'

Bloesem Living | Yellow Owl Workshop Book Giveaway

If you haven't already heard about the yellow owl workshop, then this is a great time to catch up! You also stand a chance to WIN a copy of the new book, Yellow Owl's Little Prints.

Christine Schmidt started her art career at a very young age and by sheer hardwork she had grown the Yellow Owl Workshop to what it is today! You can recognize her works for their sophistticated yet playful aesthetic. Ranging from rubber stamps to jewelry (she has a line of exquisite gold pendants), all the graphics you see are lively with bold colours and all are a 100% original artworks.

Her new book teaches a wide variety of techniques that could be used to do a number of crafts. The book also features original templates using Christine’s designs. The motifs can be used to make gift wraps, print on stationery or even blankets and clothes! You could seriously go wild with the creative possibilities this book will equip you with! This is a great present for anyone who is crafty, especially moms who like to do a lot of DIYs, you know who you guys are :)


All you have to do to win is :

1) Pin the picture above to one of your pinterest boards  then leave the link in the comments below so we can have a look at your board!

Always great seeing more people on pinterest sharing amazing pictures.


Giveaway ends 12 December 2013 and we will contact the lucky winner via email!


Bloesem Living | Yellow Owl Workshop Book Giveaway

Bloesem Living | Yellow Owl Workshop Book Giveaway


Bloesem Living | Yellow Owl Workshop Book Giveaway

Bloesem Living | Yellow Owl Workshop Book Giveaway

All images by Bloesem.


.. Yellow Owl's Little Prints 

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Frama socket with Diamond Bulb

Bloesem Livinf | FRAMA E27 diamond bulb at Foldoys

Dedicated to selling the best in contemporary Scandinavian design, Foldoys is your one-stop shop for interior decorating goodies. From candle holders to tables, you name it they've got it. We need not say more, you should already be heading over to the site, so let the treasure hunting begin. But before that, we've got a giveaway for you!

Foldoys is kindly putting a  Frama Socket with a Diamond Bulb up for grabs. I love this simple unique light bulb, which girl doesnt like diamonds, am I right? (even if its a light bulb in the shape of a diamond)

What you have to do: Leave a comment below with the link to your favorite product from the Foldoys website.

AND to have an extra chance of winning: PIN your favorite product on your pinterest and share the pin with us @bloesemblog !

We'll choose a winner in a week, on 20 November 2013 and you'll get an email from us if you are the lucky lightbulb recipient!

WINNER IS:  Valerie

Good luck! 

.. FRAMA E27 at Foldoys

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The Drake Hotel General store $250 Voucher!

Bloesem Living | The Drake General Store

Recently I received an email from the founders of the General store of the Drake Hotel and it brought back so many memories of living in Toronto and always going to the hotel for drinks. I love the ambience and funky style of the hotel and am happy to announce that Bloesem together with the Drake Hotel store will be hosting a very exciting giveaway! 

The generous people at the Drake General Store are offering:

the Bloesem readers a chance to win a CAD$250 gift certificate (doesn't include their flat rate shipping cost) for their brand new online shop. (yes you heard is right ... CAD$250 is alot! ... i'm wasn't lying when I said generous) 


To enter all you have to do is: 

1.)  follow @drakegenrlstore and @BloesemBlog on Twitter 

2.) then Tweet:

" I want to win a $250 gift card from @drakegenrlstore + @BloesemBlog"

3.)  Once done, fill out this form below + submit.


Bloesem Living | The Drake General Store

We'll choose one winner at random. Contest opens today and ends on 15 Nov 2013.

The lucky winner will be notified via email. No purchase is required.

The Drake General Store carries a wide range of stuff from books to apparel, so a CAD$250 gift certificate would be a great win! Also, they offer a flat rate shipping to almost everywhere!

Good luck!


.. the Drake General Store

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Bookreview and Giveaway: Furniture Makeovers


Good morning lovely readers, I am still enjoying vacation time in the Netherlands and am not posting  so regular as I normally do, but today I am very happy to have a book-review and Book GIVEAWAY for you just before the weekend starts.

Bloesem is part of a blogtour organized by Chronicle Books to help spread the word about this must-have book: Furniture Makeovers by Barb Blair from Knack Studios. Photography by J. Aaron Greene and foreword by Holly Becker.


Finally then… for all of you who had been hoping for guidance on how to restore, revamp and transform your vintage furniture finds…the wait is over… even for those of you blessed with two left hands (no offense, dear husband… ) furniture makeovers have never been this accessible and, simply, lots of fun to learn… enter Barb Blair with her new book Furniture Makeovers, published by Chronicle Books. Many of you will have come across Barb’s Knack Studio – a blog, studio and online shop full of furniture make over inspiration! 

As a keen collector of vintage furniture, it is great to get some hands-on advice, tips and tools, discovering clever tricks to personalize those special finds… even better, with my newly acquired make over knowledge (that is, after reading the book which I haven’t done yet…only browsed through the lovely images which are actually an excellent DIY manual by themselves…), there are no limits to what you can do with partially damaged, worn and torn or faded vintage pieces… come to think of it, someone should write a book on vintage ceramics makeovers, or perhaps I am getting carried away now… :)



 - WIN a copy of Furniture Makeovers - 

Are you interested in the book ... sure you are ... well there are two ways of having a chance to win:

1.) just leave a comment below telling us about your makeover plans

2.) and/or leave a comment on Bloesem's Instagram tagging a friend at the same time for another.

This giveaway is CLOSED ,runs until Friday 2 August and the winner will be announced on Monday 5  August here on Bloesem Living.

WINNER IS HomeMarit at instagram

 - Good Luck ! - 


ps. Jan shared one of the awasome DIY projects from the book over at poppytalk last week ... Using Découpage ... you know that age-old technique that was used centuries ago in places like France, China, and Russia.

Furniture Makeovers is available over at AmazonBarnes & NobleIndieBound, or Chronicle Books.

All images are by Irene Hoofs, founder of Bloesem.

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on Pinterest: Father's Day by egg press

Eggpress_father'sday{1. linen notebook covers 2. Field Bed 3. Kent Combs, since 1777 4. happy dad's day card 5. Brass Bottle Opener  6. Tivoli Noise Canceling Headphones}

I remember walking into Kate's Paperie in New York in 1999 and saw the invitations and cards from egg-press ... instant love and it always stayed! To celebrate Father's day here on Bloesem I visited their pinterest board and agree with the happy papa things they sourced ...  

Happy Father's Day to all the great papa's in the world.

I miss mine still every day so I can only say cherish and spoil him while you can!


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