Tuesday, March 30, 2010

There Is Always A Silver Lining - Silver Lining Decor Giveaway

It has been so long since I have played host for an Etsy artist beside myself. I find it thrilling to search Etsy looking for talented, interesting artists to introduce to you.

My last jog around Etsy brought me to the Silver Lining Decor. First, I love the concept. I believe we must all look for the silver lining in all aspects of our life. It is there if we choose to look for it.

Let me introduce you to Rachel from Silver Lining Decor who was kind enough to talk to me about her shop, her cats, how she gets her inspiration and her love of vintage. Rachel, makes a lot of her pieces by sifting through antique shops looking for the perfect pieces to create something new. Love that!

Tell us a little bit about yourself?
"I am a twenty something interior designer, although currently I am not working due to the economic strain on our industry(as with many others).  I have been married for a year and a half to the love of my life who is so very supportive of everything I do.  I have 2 crazy but lovable cats.  Many people who come to my house claim that they are more like guard dogs than cats!   Never the less we love them.  As I search for a new design firm to take me in, I am throwing all of my extra time into my Etsy shop.  I've got lots of creative energy to burn!"

How long has your Etsy shop been online or why did you start your Etsy shop?
"I learned about Etsy when I was planning my wedding.  At the time I was doing a peacock inspired fall wedding, and finding peacock invitations was next to impossible...until Etsy!  I have always been crafty so shortly after I decided to open my own shop.  SilverLiningDecor started out with my hand appliqued wall art, but since I have been making jewelry most of my life, it branched off to that as well.  I just recently have started thinking about carrying vintage housewares as well.  I decided to test an item out, and a day later it ended up on the front page!  I think I might be onto something there!  I have been in business almost a year now and I love being part of the Etsy community!"

Where do you get your inspiration?
"I love anything vintage so I get most of my inspiration there.  I love sifting through piles of old jewelry to find things that I can turn into new treasures for the modern girl.  I visit all of the local antique stores and flea markets to find a lot of the items I use." 
She isn't just a talented jewelry creator she also makes adorable wall hangings.

What do you love most about what you do?
"I love the freedom of being able to create whatever comes to mind, and I love that other people actually enjoy and want to wear what I love to make so much."

Rachel has been gracious enough to offer one of my lucky readers the opportunity to wear her beautiful creations.

The bobby pins can be found here and the earrings were created for the giveaway and are made from vintage pink enamel flower finding with a faux pearl in the center, and stainless steel posts.

What I Can Tell You: Rachel is a lovely, funny person. She is creative and her prices are awesome. Her cat story cracked me up. I always had a cat who was afraid of her own shadow. Rachel's are more like watch dogs. Love that!

How to Enter: Visit Silver Lining Decor, then come back and let me know about another piece you love.  (If this rule is not followed you will be disqualified).

Deadline: April 13, 2010 by Midnight

Do You Want More Entries? Please put each extra entry in a separate comment. You will get more entries that way.

*Favorite Silver Lining Decor on Etsy
*Make a purchase from Silver Lining Decor and get EIGHT extra entries - each entry needs to be separate.
* Blog about this contest and link back to me (provide the link in the comment) for FIVE extra entries
*Add me to your blogroll and provide the link
*Subscribe to Chotskies
*Follow me on Twitter, leave your twitter name
*Enter another giveaway on my blog and let me know which one.
*Comment on a non-giveaway post and tell me which one.
*Tweet this giveaway and leave your link
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Do not leave entries in the comment section, 
those are for comments about the post only!!!!!
A winner will be chosen by Random.org and notified within 2 days. You will have 48 hours to claim your prize or another winner will be chosen.


  1. Anonymous2:42 PM

    These jewelry are so freaking cute.

  2. I agree! These are beautiful and when you think of the work that went into them. That's talent.

  3. She's got some lovely pieces in her shop! Congrats on hosting the contest.

  4. I heart Silver Lining Decor on Etsy - my username is Hurdler4eva
    Thank you for the giveaway :)

  5. I love the Proud Peacock, teal and green applique wall hanging artwork
    Thank you for the giveaway :)

  6. Romantic Silver Butterfly Necklace With Vintage Enamel Flower

  7. I follow on twitter at misaacmom

  8. Anonymous10:53 PM

    Luv her jewelry. Pick me pls. :)

    email subscriber.


  9. i love the Vintage Skeleton Key and Blue Lace Necklace

  10. Anonymous11:32 PM

    Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!....would love love LOVE to win this!

  11. I also love the Clear Heart Rhinestone Stud Earrings! Gorgeous!

  12. I like the clear heart rhinestone earrings.
    Thanks for the chance!!

  13. I love the turquoise teardrop necklace.


  14. I really love the Romantic Silver Butterfly Necklace With Vintage Enamel Flower - my daughter and I have a thing for butterflies!

  15. I like the yoyo tree applique wall art

  16. I like the Vintage Enamel and Rhinestone Pink and Blue Bobby Pin Pair.

  17. i like the clear heart rhinestone stud earrings!

  18. I love the Romantic Silver Butterfly Necklace With Vintage Enamel Flower!
    hblaser at gmail dot com

  19. Anonymous2:22 PM

    I also love the artwork especially The Paisley Owl, pink and green applique wall hanging artwork

  20. I love the Romantic Silver Butterfly Necklace With Vintage Enamel Flower

  21. Silver Lining Decor is now one of my Etsy favorites - barbarawr

  22. I like the Vintage Skeleton Key with Blue Lace.

  23. i really like the vintage daisy necklace! perfect for spring time. But i love almost everything in her shop!


  24. The Romantic Silver Butterfly Necklace With Vintage Enamel Flower is beautiful!

    lafittelady @ gmail dot com

  25. I love the Vintage Rhinestone Glass Button Bracelet


  26. I Faved Silver Lining Decor on Etsy username:Swtlilchick57


  27. Those flower bobby pins are just so pretty! They remind me of Spring


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