Monday, September 7, 2009

Adorable Etsy Shop. . . Monsoons & Mangoes Review and Giveaway!!!

I received the sweetest little dress for Natalie from Monsoons & Mangoes, an Etsy shop based in Australia! It's a light, summery dress hand-made from beautiful vintage fabric, and I just love it!
My favorite things about Monsoons & Mangoes:

*Nikki, the designer, has such a unique style! She loves vintage fabric and often re-purposes old bed linens and doilies. She uses vintage buttons and vintage trims too!

*This summer dress for Natalie is in a perfect style to be dress for now, and a cute top later as she gets bigger! She'll be able to wear it with jeans or leggings. SUCH a smart idea!

*Most of her designs are one-of-a-kind, and never repeated. You know other kids won't be wearing the same outfit!

*She makes almost all of her outfits and dresses out of up-cycled fabrics. She even tied our packaging with a bow made of leftover scraps from the dress she made for Natalie. I love how she makes every little bit count, and doesn't like to let things go to waste!

*The name. . . who wouldn't want to buy from a shop with such a yummy name as Monsoons & Mangoes? I adore it!!!

Each of her creations is totally different from the last, and some are made from bright, bold, retro fabrics. I absolutely LOVE this top, and wish I could buy one in my size!!!
Nikki has generously agreed to do a giveaway of a summery dress in the same style as the one I got for Natalie!!! The winner can choose colors and fabric styles that they like, and Nikki will custom-make the dress for you! She can make the dress in any size up to a size 7. I just LOVE doing giveaways of hand-made items that are so unique and beautiful!
Here's how to enter:
*Visit her shop and leave me a comment on this post, telling me which design is your favorite.

Get extra entries when you:
1. Follow my blog!
2. Mention this giveaway on Facebook.
3. Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link to me!
4. Tweet about this giveaway.
5. Add her shop to your Favorites on Etsy, and let me know you did it.

*Please leave me a separate comment for each entry. This giveaway will close on September 21'st. Good luck winning your own beautiful little custom vintage dress!

89 comments:

  1. I would like to have upcycled vintage fabric patchwork skirt

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  2. I really like the upcyckley funky vintage fabric tunic top. Love the pictures on her etsy shop too- too cute.

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  3. I would love to win this dress for my 5 month old daughter! I also like the upcycled vintage apron skirt!
    bethanyhalverson@hotmail.com

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  4. I follow this blog.
    bethanyhalverson@hotmail.com

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  5. I love the dotty kids tee. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  6. I love the dotty kids tee. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  7. tweeted. amsbolda@hotmail.com
    http://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/3818963186

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  8. I love the upcycled vintage fabric floral skirt! Thank you

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  9. i love the upcycled vintaged skirt with te apron.
    carliann00@Hotmail.com

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  10. I love the Cherry Fizz skirt, that is sooooo adorable, I can totally see my daughter wearing it already!!

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  11. I had to start following you, your blog is so interesting!! So many cute things, I might ger myself in trouble

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  12. What a gorgeous write-up. Thanks Ashley! Natalie looks utterly adorable in her little dress! I should have made her a pair of matching bloomers, huh? :)

    Get your entries in ladies!!

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  13. turquoise paisley long sleeve kaftan style dress
    is my favorite
    crzybeautiful@hotmail.com

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  14. I like the turquoise paisley long sleeve kaftan style dress
    sylviawhit@gmail.com

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  15. I loved upcycled vintage fabric patchwork skirt..

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  16. mentioned about ur website on my blog sidebar!!!

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  18. I like the upcycled sundress.

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  19. I love the custom made pants. The ruffles are adorable, and I love the coordinating fabrics! Soooo cute!

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  20. I follow your blog too- I just signed up!

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  21. CUTE cute pictures of your Natalie. She should model for those clothes! And, Ashley, I can *definitely* see a strong resemblance to you in those pictures. Wish I could see it in person!
    :)

    PS: I like the dotty t-shirt in that shop. Count me entered in! So fun!

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  22. I love the upcycled sundress, and I added her to my favorites on etsy.

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  23. I added her shop to my favorites on etsy!

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  24. I love the cherry fizz skirt! so cute and love the colors!

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  25. Her clothes are really gorgeous, but I fell in love for the upcycled vintage floral apron skirt... girls size 3-4

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  26. I'll take a butterfly dress please.

    may the force be with me!

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  27. shop now added to favorites...

    (hint hint... mmb needs more giveaway stuff...)

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  28. I like the I heart doilies...upcycled vintage floral skirt with doilie apron

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  29. This is my favorite:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26155230
    the Monsoons and Mangoes kids pants. Sooo cute!

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  30. I just hearted her shop on etsy. My username is littlekeirasbows.

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  31. I love the Monsoon & Mangoes capri pants! :)

    I'm now a follower

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  32. My little girl would go crazy for the dotty tee. I love big bold prints on kids (and adults!)

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  33. Love the vintage floral apron skirt! People are so creative!!
    jellosquares@yahoo.com

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  34. so many cute designs. dress would be lovely on my dd. I also like this set http://www.flickr.com/photos/26201057@N08/2453529726/

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  35. I love the upcycled vintage fabric floral skirt ... Size 3 4 5

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  36. posted on FB
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/posted.php?id=1579017172&share_id=159109626689&comments=1&ref=nf#div_story_159109626689_159109626689

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  37. tweet
    http://twitter.com/amolino/status/3905859943

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  38. added her to my etsy favs purplesouldesigns

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  39. love the apron skirt, so cute

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  40. I love the Kaftan dress, my little girl would look so cute in it.

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  41. I added her shop to my favorites on Etsy! Love love love her stuff!

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  42. My favorite is the brown flowery dress you show a picture of, but for the life of me, I can't find it in her shop! That is ADORABLE!!!! Oh how I hope I win. :)

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  43. I love the upcycled funky vintage fabric tunic top!

    sunela at gmail dot com

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  44. I follow!

    sunela at gmail dot com

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  45. the upcycled funky vintage fabric tunic top is probably my favorite

    sandtneal at mfire dot com

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  46. following you!

    sandtneal at mfire dot com

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  47. added Mangoes to my etsy favorites--my etsy id is trishatoo

    sandtneal at mfire dot com

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  48. I love the blue butterfly dress, I could see my daughter in that. I already have Monsoons and Mangoes as a favourite seller as I have a skirt in the post from them but I would love to have more from this adorable shop.

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  49. I like the cherry fizz girls' skirt
    amanda
    catss99@yahoo.com

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  50. I follow the blog
    amanda
    catss99@yahoo.com

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  51. tweet

    http://twitter.com/catss99/status/3997377570

    amanda
    catss99@yahoo.com

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  52. I ADORE the upcycled vintage floral apron skirt!!! So darn cute!

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  53. I think I can wait for my baby to fit butterfly dress ... upcycled vintage fabric Size 5ish,

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  54. I love Monsoons and Mangoes. We have 2 or 3 things by Nikki!
    Really digging the flares :)

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  55. I love the Butterfly Dress in 18m-2t. It looks so cute!

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  56. I also made Monsoons and Mangoes one of my favorite Etsy shops!

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  57. (I thought I entered this, but can't find the entry...oops)

    I really like the dotty kids tee.

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  58. I added monsoons & mangoes to my favorite shops

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  59. my favorite is the butterfly dress

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  60. Love the upcycled funky vintage fabric tunic top! Tres cute!

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  61. My fave is the custom made Monsoons and Mangoes kids pants!
    tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  62. I'm a follower
    tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  63. I love the pretty Butterfly dress! trixpixel(at)gmail.com

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  64. Natalie looks adorable in her lovely upcycled dress. I love Nikki's creations. Today I received my first purchase from her store, beautifuly wrapped and very speedy delivery.
    My daughter Jade just loves her new skirt. My fav is the monsoons and mangoes upcycled vintage floral skirt, just gorgeous :)

    jasono(at)adam dot com dot au

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  65. Oh, PLEASE pick me - I love, love, love the butterfly dress in blues for baby...... I'd love to win a 3/4 dress and buy the matching bloomers and/or leggings! These are adorable and yes, I do love the name of her shop!

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