Have a very Etsy Christmas…

I’m a Christmas junky, and proud of it! I’ve been pouring over the magical Christmas kingdom of Etsyland this morning, and I want to share my findings! (Someone really should confiscate my computer) I’m blown away by all the Christmas goodness out there…

I just adore this crocheted-star garland from Namolio



Who can resist a vintage stamp with their name on it for stamping gift cards? Not me…so I ordered it from ISpyVintage



These mini branch pencil crayons by INKKIT are just flat-out COOL.



If I had my act together, I’d wrap gifts in kraft paper and ribbon with these exquisite gift tags by Indelible Impressions



I’m a sucker for anything blue and turquoise and vintage and glass and Christmas ball, like these mercury glass ornaments from Bohemian Lil.


Win a Polished Aluminum Stag Head…

I’m celebrating my new blog, and giving away a polished aluminum stag head (retails for $159.99)!!!!! These are one of my top three selling products ever, and if you see one in person, you’ll know why. They’re gorgeous! One of my interior designer clients used five of them to line a hallway in a beautiful ski chalet – fabulous!

polished aluminum stag head

Polished Aluminum Stag Head

If you’re new to my blog, you’re going to find out that I LOVE doing giveaways!!! It’s so much fun, and always such a good way to meet new folks in the social media universe 🙂 I try to make it easy, so

To Enter the Draw:
1. Click here to visit my new Facebook page (Coffee & Couch). Make sure you “like” the whole page, ’cause that’s how I pick my winner 🙂

2. For extra chances to win, you’ll get one extra entry for each time you do the following…

– Share the giveaway post on your Facebook page

– Twitter about the giveaway by using “@coffeeandcouch is giving away a #silverstaghead http://ow.ly/en44s”

– Pinterest the photo of the stag and come back here to let me know you pinned it

3. Cross your fingers, eyes, toes…

Here are the gruesome fine print details:

To win, you must be 18 years or older and live in Canada or the contiguous United States. Only valid where it’s legal to participate (sorry Quebec looks like I can’t include you). Void where prohibited.

Draw Date: Friday, October 26

Happy Day 🙂

just plain fun…

I just came across this very cool website called Tagxedo where you can create the coolest artwork using words, poems, wedding vows, etc. I just fooled around with my business name and came up with this sweet little bird, but there is about a bazillion different things you can do on it.

I’m thinking this might be a great Christmas present. You can get t-shirts, coffee mugs, posters made up. I’m rubbing my hands together coming up with evil plots!!!!!

sophie conran jug giveaway…

Somebody’s gonna get lucky on my birthday!!!! I’m giving away this beautiful hand-blown Sophie Conran glass jug (1L (1.75pt)). It’s really quite stunning and I think you’ll love it, lucky person.

You can earn an entry for each of these steps:

1. Go to my Nicole Jane Home Facebook Fan Page and click on “like” at the top of the page. That way you’ll like the whole page, not just a post. https://www.facebook.com/NicoleJaneHome

2. Twitter about the giveaway. Please make sure to include the following, so I know you tweeted “@nicolejanehome is giving away a sophie conran glass jug bit.ly/K1wiVp”.

3. Follow Nicole Jane Home on Pinterest   http://pinterest.com/nicolejanehome/

Draw Date: Friday, June 15, 2012

Boring fine print:

You know the drill…must be resident of U.S. or Canada and be 18+ years old. Void where prohibited by law. Sorry, Quebec…looks like you’re not allowed to play (it’s prohibited there).

Sun wherefore art thou?

Okay…this isn’t funny anymore…I’m not impressed. WHERE IS THE SUN? The look on my daughter’s face at Crescent Beach yesterday says it all for me. Not. Impressed. Seriously people…I’m thinking of moving to Arizona!!!!!! Lush green lawns be damned. Give me dust and sage brush if it means seeing the blazing ball when I wake up in the morning. I’m getting old.

At least I can keep dry on my verandah! But I still have to wear a winter jacket and clutch my glass of Chardonnay with a gloved hand. Ridiculous. Don’t tell Mark that I dipped into my inventory for a new cushion to lift my spirits. Chartreuse & black just makes me happy.

There. That feels better. I’ve now dumped my bad mood into the universe.


black magnolia giveaway…

I feel like giving away one of my gorgeous black magnolia wall plaques! They’re 10″x10″ matte-finish relief plaques ($36.99 retail value).

Entering is super easy:

1. “Like” my Nicole Jane Home Facebook page here

2. Earn an entry by leaving a comment on my Nicole Jane Home Facebook page mentioning the Black Magnolia giveaway (one per entrant)

2. Earn an extra entry for every tweet you post that includes “@nicolejanehome’s black magnolia” and a link to this blog post

Draw Date: Wednesday, May 5 2012

The pesky small print: Must be 18 years or older and live in the U.S. or Canada (excluding Quebec…it’s the law). Void where prohibited.

Good luck everyone!!

sparkly pink bike love…

Ooooooh…it’s a good day at Casa Findlay!!!! Lovely hubby went “to America” to pick up the pink cruiser bike I ordered on Benny’s Bike Store. Said lovely hubby is under the weather, and he had to go into the office for an event all evening. So the fact that he got up early to get my bike, and immediately got to work putting it together speaks volumes for what a sweetie pie he is!

Now it’s safely tucked away for the night. Tomorrow, hubby’s attaching the basket and adjusting the brakes–then I’ll know if he really loves me…or not….gulp!!!! I’ll post some photos once it’s all done. Maybe I’ll put on the new polka-dot dress I bought yesterday at LUCY, and ride around Ocean Park.

Who wants to go bike riding?!

pretty little easter aprons…

Easter is right around the corner, and I was just folding a set of matching April Cornell mother (grandmother)/daughter aprons, when a great idea struck! Why not give away a set of these cutie-patootie aprons? Retail value: $58.

I’m going to draw the lucky winner on March 18 from my Nicole Jane Home subscribers’ list. If you’re not already a subscriber to my (very infrequent) newsletters, just pop by my website and sign up HERE.

The boring fine print: You have to be 18+ years old and live in the U.S.A. or Canada, and your local/federal laws must allow you to participate (I’m really sorry Quebec).

reisenthel loop shopper giveaway…

Don’t you just love a good giveaway? Me too. It’s time for my latest treat: a kiwi-colored Reisenthel Loop Shopper ($52.99). I use mine all the time, and I know they’re a hit with my customers. I’m constantly asked where I got mine. LOL!!! If you want to see all of my Reisenthel products, just pop by Nicole Jane Home at www.nicolejane.com.

So here are the deets:

To enter the draw, drop by my Nicole Jane Home Facebook page and click on “like”. I’ll draw a random winner on February 14, so somebody will receive a nice Valentine’s Day treat! You know the score…must be 18 years or older and live in the U.S. or Canada (Sorry, Quebec. Je vous aime, mais je ne peut pas include you, ’cause your provincial laws prohibit it). Good luck everyone!!!

advice please…

I’m thinking of adding a couple of items this week, and I’d love to get your input…give it to me straight: “Best idea evah” versus “What, are you nuts?”

I’m thinking Brit Chic…tongue-in-cheek…for the hipsters out there!

I bought a set of these mixed plastic flatware sets in Seattle, and they’re the first ones I reach for when I set the table. They’re just so pretty! Again…I’m appealing to the hipster picnicers!!

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