Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Love You Giveaway and My Visit to Chintz & Co Store!

Hi Everyone,

We have one last great Giveaway for Valentines Day and I will announce a random.org winner this Friday and send these off in a priority envelope. Just leave a comment here to be entered to WIN our Love Mail ScrapsCherish Clear Art Stamps,   Romance Cotton Scraps and  Vintage Love Cuts!  

I am so in love with our new Heart to Heart Digital Art Stamp Set I gave away in yesterdays draw I'm going to play today and create something cool.  It's the size of the collage hearts that are making my heart go pitter-pat - there are 5 and they are 5" tall!

  Also, scroll down to see my  visit to my favorite decorating store Chintz and Company!

Every year I try and do a photo post on a visit to my favorite decorating store Chintz and Company.  If I could win a gift certificate anywhere it would be to this store!  Tell me what store you would pick?  Yes, some of the furniture and big ticket items are pricey and over my budget but they have 2 floors in their Vancouver store packed full of everything from you can imagine and there many small items from bath soaps and lotions, botanicals, cards, fabric, gift wrap, jewelry and gorgeous decor and gift ideas.


Too bad this chain is just in Western Canada - but  if you ever need a bit of inspiration and love looking at decorating displays in themes this store is a feast for the imagination as they group their furniture, pillows, wall art, glassware, picture frames, lamps, etc all together with such style!  Check out the funky stool!
 This year the biggest change I noticed was there was so much color!  Vivid, happy and wacky fun colors in flowers and patterns on fabric, dishware and more.

I love the contrast in this stunning plate.

There was an array of beautiful fabric art from stunning pillows, canvas pieces, place mats, linens and more.

These pillows reminded me of what you can create with images on our CD 2, Creating with Illustrations like pretty bird pillow DT Leader Vicki Chrisman made.

I don't have much blue in my home but I adore this pretty blue shabby chic grouping


I have 2 friends who have decorated their houses in whites and I'm jealous because I love how you can change the entire mood with splashes of color. Still...I'm scared of getting things dirty but a bit of bleach and it's all new again. Look at this pretty bedroom


They have the most stunning artificial flowers and plants and I always have to buy something, even if it's a single flower or a little plant for a teacup gift.


Fake plants are way nicer than they use to be.

Here's my kitchen window sill and yes - I do fake - because I can't kill them and they never out grow the tea cups or pots I put them in!

I like their variety in little things like these paper birds and little glass plates

Downstairs in the basement there are bolts and bolts of amazing home decor fabrics 
all divided into color groupings. 
Plus, a wall of the most stunning trims

Items piled floor to ceiling in such an eclectic assortment

On the way out I snapped this photo of one of the jewelry cases as I noticed even it was full of color. Now the purse may be a little over the top, even for me.  Mind you with a little black dress and one of the necklaces I bet it would be stunning!

So tell me your favorite decorating store if you didn't have a budget to follow?  If I'm in the USA I love going to Home Goods, which is like HomeSense in Canada because their prices fit my budget and they have such a selection, but Chintz and Co. makes my heart flutter and a girl can dream right?
Here is a link to my 2012 post at the Chintz Store in Victoria BC Store and Valentine samples, plus Chintz store visit in 2010 but I can't find the 2011 Vancouver post.

Also, see the great Men cards Vicki made with our Barbershop Kit and Mustache Men Digital Art Stamp Set!

Be sure to leave a comment and I will announce a random.org winner this Friday, Jan 25/13


Wishing you joy and creativity
Sandy Redburn


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84 comments:

Jane Luxem said...

Lovin' your valentine stamps! Wish that store was in our state:(

Sheron said...

What a fab store I can see why you love it!

Nola said...

Oh my gosh ! I totally love that place. And if I ever get to Vancouver again I am going there. I am not that far away in WA state.

harrahx2 said...

I love that pole lamp and the little chest of drawers. Oh my, how do you resist!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Treating myself to soap, lotions and paper goodies would be great at that shop. I love the name.
Thank you for having another Valentine giveaway!
Warmly,
deb

Laurie Chilton said...

What a beautiful store! I wish we had something similiar. I enjoy Pottery Barn here in the US ...my husband calls it Poverty Barn hehe. :) Thanks for sharing and a chance to win. :)

Jennifer Scull said...

look at all of those gorgeous things in the store! I happen to love Ikea because of their wonderful storage things, and World Market because of their yummy food goodies and dishes and other neat stuff..... oh gosh, no way to pick only one store. ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi, yes that is a very gorgeous store. I like going to Hobby Lobby or Micheals> Thanks for the giveaway!!

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Linda said...

love your pics of the store. I like archivers for scrapbooking and Norstroms for over the budget things.

Sue C said...

What a great store! It is like a boutique, only bigger. The Valentines images are beautiful...thank you for the generous giveaway!

Sue C

Kristin_Texas said...

What a beautiful store. It even looks pretty on the outside.

And thanks for having another giveaway. I'm determined to win one of these days! I love all of your products. If my local craft store had all these goodies, I'd be in biiig trouble. :p

Kristin

Moz said...

Nothing like this amazing store in my neck of the woods! I'd be over the moon if I got to visit this store and way beyond excited if I won this amazing prize. Please sweeten up my year as it has been beyond dismal so far.....
Hugz
Moz

Luba said...

Beautiful store, and such lovely colors! Thanks for sharing. Nice to see in the middle of winter. Re: your question about a home decorating store -- there's a great Amish-made furniture store in Iowa that I love. It would be great to furnish one's entire home with beatifully-made, quality wood pieces.

cjgusloff57 said...

I don't have a favorite decorating store, but I sure like your Chintz & Company! My favorite places have always been Antique and second hand stores.
Really like all your new Valentine images and the neat projects that are being made using them. Would so love to be a winner. Thanks for the chance.

Sharon said...

Ohhh, such a wonderful store. Wish that chain would come to Atlantic Canada!!!! The scenery out the window is great too.
I really like the cotton valentine scraps showin this blog post.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Hey, Sandy! What a great giveaway. You are so generous!!! If I could shop any home decor store for free, I think it would have to be Pier I. I love,love, love their decor items.

kiwichriss said...

wish we had shops like this in Australia. Great giveaway. hugs from Chris in oz

kiwichriss said...

wish we had shops like this in Australia. Great giveaway. hugs from Chris in oz

Debbie K. said...

What amazing photos, Sandy! Thanks for sharing.

My favorite store to shop for home decorating is Hobby Lobby. They carry everything and if money wasn't an issue, I'd buy it ALL!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Sandy for the wonderful opportunity to win such a spectacular giveaway.

I just love, love, love your merchandise. Have a very beautiful, happy and blessed day :)

Melanie Ann MacKenzie said...

Gosh, I wish I lived near that store. I could happily move in and live there. :) Cheers.

Marloes said...

Thanks for the give away, I love it! And I would love to visit that store once...

Kim B said...

Beautiful store! Beautiful valentines!!! I would love a gift certificate to a decorating store it would have to be Pier 1. They have lovely things. If to a craft store Crafty Secrets would be fantastic!

Embley Veronica said...

Hrm...to answer your question, if I could have a gc to any store, it would be...Caswell Massey, I think. They carry vintage brands of body care and beauty items. It's a beautiful store!

Cindy Holshouser said...

My favorite decorating store if I had no budget would be a Rachel Ashwell's store. I lvoe the Shabby Chic style - in home decorating and paper crafting:)

Christine said...

I've never been to this store but would love to go sometime. The Garden Gallery Iron Works in Portland. I see pictures of things in this store. Maybe someday!!! Thanks for the chance!!!

sharon g said...

Pottery Barn gets most of my money...

marylouh said...

Your store looks like fun to shop in. I guess I'd go to Mueller Furniture and buy all new furniture for my house. I don't think they have all the fun things your store has, but I could add accessories later.

Karenladd said...

My favorite decorating store would have to be Pottery Barn. Simple and homey...and without a budget, I wouldn't be able to stop!!
Thanks for all the Valentine inspiration and giveaway!

Judy P. said...

What a great store. Wish I lived closer. I, too, like Home Goods for the same reasons. Love all your stamps. Thanks for the chance in the giveaway.

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Becky Dunham said...

Oh my Sandy! What a fabulous store! I would love to just live there :) Hmm, where would I shop if money was no object? I love antiques so I think I would just go to all the fabulous antique stores in my area and redo my whole house! Thanks for the chance to win your love-ly goodies!

eyes2theocean said...

My favorite store is a shop called JZ Rose. It's the most amazing wondrous place. It's filled with antique furniture, dishes and other vintage goods. They also have thing's like tables and chair's shaped like mushrooms, pea pods and other whimsical thing's. Vintage and reproduction gift items. Such as dolls, ornaments, holiday decor, beautiful arrangements, cards. Wrapping papers, clothing and a whole host of other thing's amazing things adorn this shop. The showroom is amazing. It's one of those places when you walk in, it immediately puts you in a good mood. It's a wondrous place to be sure.

Mary Mac said...

A unique and fun place called the Screen door in Asheville NC is my favorite place to shop. It has antique, vintage, garden, upcycle and recycled objects. Everything a girl could want.

Rea said...

Wow! What a great store, I hope you were able to get something to take home. I'm sure you picked up something fabulous. The store I like here in my area, I haven't visited yet. Hope to one day. Hugs

Linda Carson said...

Whoa! I'd love to go shopping w/you! Keeping it closer to home though I would go to Opulence....cha ching!

susjc said...

Oh, wow! That store looks so awesome! I'm sure I would have to buy something just to say I've been there and did that!! You are a lucky lady to have it near!

jo said...

Oh my!! I'm still drooling over all those trims!!We don't have any stores like that over here in the UK (not that I've found anyway!).

Would love a chance to win the giveaway, thank you!

Kathi said...

LOve, love, love! Awesome store and wonderful ideas. Thanks!

Jerry said...

I loved the pictures of the store. Thank you for posting.

Kate said...

Oooh I love valentines goodies especially the scraps and stamps! Lovely giveaway! I love the pics from the store. Great home decorating inspiration.

Dale Baseri said...

I love Hobby Lobby and AC Moore. Love your Valentines!

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Love the pillows with the rabbits and birds and the room with all the trim looks like an open invitation for some real trouble : ) Glad you had a great time!

SuZeQ said...

WOW ... quite the store. Thanks for the pictures. I'd love to shop in this store, for sure. Or Hobby Lobby or maybe even an antique store.
kosec@sbcglobal.net

rebecca said...

Love all the stamps and ideas. Thanks!

rebecca said...

Love all the stamps and ideas. Thanks!

dawn13 said...

OMGosh, how absolutely beautiful.I would love to visit that shop. And a sincere "thank you" for a chance at your generous give~away.

Lyneen said...

Where I live we don"t have anything like the Chintz and Company, that looks like my kind of store!!! LOVE the new heart stamps! They are beautiful!!! THANKS for your generous giveaway!

Jana said...

Thanks for another great giveaway. I see a road trip to Chintz and company in my future. My favorite store is a local antique shop not far from my home. They always have something new (old) on the floor.

Marlene said...

Chintz and Co. is adorable. I was in Vancover this Fall. Wish I had known about it. I did get to visit Bouchard Gardens. What a thrill that was. Your beautiful "Love" Stickers will go so well with all of our Bouchard photos. I can just see that scrapbook.

s lyle said...

Wow! Chintz and Co. Looks fabulous! Love all of your pictures and captions!

BethW said...

Absolutely nothing like that in this neck of woods. Unlimited budget-think I'd head to Savannah-they have some fantastic stores there.

starqueen said...

Hi Sandy,
You were right - Heart to Heart is just wonderful! I can't wait to play with it and see what you do with it.

Chintz & Co. Looks so inspiring I hope I get to Vancouver to see it soon. I am a HomeGoods girl, but get great inspiration from some of the local antique shops here in Massachusetts. A favorite is Reed Hollow Farm in Pembroke.
Thanks for sharing all you do!

vicky h said...

Love all the fun Valentine goodies!

Kitika said...

Such an amazing candy you are giving away. I am fortunate to have some of these wonderful Vintage Love Cuts pic! It's a really yummy candy!!!
And the store is lovely!

SheriE. said...

Love that store. I have a favorite antique store here in Portland, OR. I found my china hutch there and the beaded trim matches perfectly the table I inherited from my Grandma. Family story is that it came to CO in a wagon, then it came on out to OR in a trailer, not quite as interesting.

Pambi7 said...

I am sure there are stores like Chintz & Company in my area, but I have not been to them. The closest I can come is Vignettes Antiques. It is fabulously decorated in the shabby chic style.

Thank you for another great giveaway.

Claudia Veltrie said...

Sandy,
Thank you foe the great vintage designs!! Your latest are beautiful. Thank you for the chance of winning some fabulous product!! Chintz & Co. Looks like such a fun store. Love all the colors.

rush said...

ballard designs or pottery barn are two of my favorite places to look...not buy...look!

Kelly Reuter said...

Dikken's Decorating in Blue Earth, MN is my favorite place to look for gifts, decor, and unique holiday items. They also have lots of seasonal sale events, complete with treats!

{VICKI} said...

Kohls and Kirklands is where I would spend all my money!

Misty's Creations said...

Chintz & Co. looks like they have a lot of Mackenzie Childs stuff. They are my total favorite, I love everything they have. I just can't afford it. So most of the time I paint my own. Love your blog!!!

Jeri PZgirl said...

Thank you for sharing. You're so inspiring.

Precious Treasures said...

Love Abe Krasne's in Fremont Nebraska

Donna said...

I have such a hard time choosing my favorite Crafty Secrets products but I think the Love Mail scraps have been one of my very favorites all along so I would LOVE to win today's giveaway. Hee, hee. I only have two sheets of them (uncut so far) and who knows how many more I've bought and cut up? ha ha. I love home decor stores but I'm a scrapper at heart----so I'd want a gift card to YOUR store!! Or Hobby Lobby!

Shalu said...

loved d giveaway...thanx for the chance

Jen said...

I think I need to make a trip to Vancouver, They just don't have places like that on the prairies.

Rhonda Z said...

I like Kirklands and Pier 1 for decorating. Thanks for a chance to win.

Kristina M. Anderson said...

What a gorgeous store! Just love it all. So much to look at and some great ideas! Thank you for a chance to win some of your great products! Have a great day!

JensTreats.com said...

Cute store! I love Hobbu Lobby and Homegoods and Marshall's....thanks for the giveaway!! <3

Gail said...

Sandy - you sure took a lot of photos! That place is fantastic - there is a store several miles down the road from where I live called the Weed Lady - she has all types of Victorian and antique decor for the home plus a green house with lots of plants -she also has chefs come to cook during the summer and a visitor can sample all of the food items that are cooked on that day - it is a great place to visit and purchase items - I have bought plants but I am now at the age I am getting rid of things in my home - I want to simplify - thanks for sharing your photos and for the give-away too! Enjoy your week!
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Kimberly said...

What a great place to shop! My favorite places to shop for unique, vintage-style anything are antique shops, thrift stores, estate sales & auctions...but, for charming items in store, my favorite go-to place is Home Goods always! Thank you for offering yet another generous & kind giveaway.
Kimberly

Barbara said...

Lovely store! I'd go crazy at a place like Mackenzie-Childs www.mackenzie-childs.com IF my budget was unlimited! I'd also need the house to put it all in since my house is rather small BUT don't take that the wrong way...I'm thankful for my little house :) It's nice to dream, though!

COUNTRY PICKINS said...

OMG! I love this website. Can't beleive I just found it!!! I would love to win this awesome giveaway. Thank you. Linda

Carol Gibson said...

Love the valentine sets. If I didn't have to worry about price, I guess
I could fly to Vancouver and shop at
Chintz. Here in New York I like to shop at Home Goods, Raymour & Flannigan and Ashley Furniture.

Kansas City Kitty said...

Wouldn't it be great to win this fab give away. I hope it's me.

Anonymous said...

I love a little home decor market we have called Chartreuse. Thanks for the tour and the giveaway!
Jan B.

MB Isaac said...

I love Z Gallerie but rarely shop there because of the prices.

Jody said...

WOW, love the punches of color that they have used. Makes ya want to jump up and go make some color somewhere! Very Cool Place!

Beverly said...

OH WOW, love the stamps and love the pictures you posted! If I could blow my budget it would be at Hobby Lobby, I could just go wild in there! Have you ever been to one? Thanks for the chance to win.

Sandra Smith said...

What an incredible store! Love your Valentine line too.. We don't have Pottery Barn here but I have been in their store so i would have to pick them. Love their furniture and I would love to buy bedroom furniture for my grandkids.

pippirose said...

I'd definitely go to Home Sense for decorating, if I had carte blanche with the bank account!

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Julie's Creative Crafts www.juliecamell.com said...

Love Home Goods, only wish there were more of them! The closest one to me is a 3 1/2 hr. drive - but a great day trip for girlfriends! I think I would have died and gone to heaven in the Chintz & Co. Store!