Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Lavendar Tree {review+giveaway}




The best of the best!  Recycled and repurposed wool handmade beauties, brought to you by The Lavendar Tree!



From pillows to decor, The Lavendar Tree takes wool sweaters, scarves, blankets, and more, and turns them into beauty!  There's something about upcycling and reusing that makes the creations even more pretty!!




{Fun felted coasters!}  Ann, the creator and green minded crafter behind The Lavendar Tree, and her creativity just spill out of her shop.  And each item is truly one of a kind!  Seriously, what Ann does with wool is pretty amazing!


I am in love.


Ah -- this too!  Everything in her shop has that vintage chic feel, like the moment you get it home you find the spot that's been waiting years for it.  You'll have to check out Ann's blog too, because you'll find all sorts of crafty goodness, inspiration, and lefse.  {So I'm pretty much all Norwegian, and this post about her and her sister's adventure to continue the family tradition was really sweet.  Memories of lefse making with my sisters and mom!  Plus, did you know that the lefse griddle company shares my name!  Any lefse loves out there??}





These wool peeps need to be adopted for an Easter basket!!  That's the beauty of The Lavendar Tree too -- that Ann's items are a cross between functional and beautiful.  Everything is so well made, they're for everyone to love, even the under 3 crowd!  And they come ready to gift, which is the ultimate for me!




Check out this this chickie that made her way to our house!!  We've been telling the story of the Little Red Hen, so "Henny" has become a permanent fixture to illustrate the importance of helping out, especially when we're making cookies!  :)  The Lavendar Tree's chickens have weight to them too, so Henny has been used on my desk, when I'm reading, and to hold a cookbook open!  She also has had probably unintended jobs too, like being a watchguard at a princess castle, eating dry rice, and going on walks with us.  I mean really, how can you not love this chicken?


Guess what lovely friends?  You have the chance for one too!  A lucky reader will win a repurposed felted chicken of their very own from The Lavendar Tree!


Yay!!!


**Mandatory Entry**:  Start shopping at The Lavendar Tree for handmade repurposed felt goodies and come back here to leave a comment of your favorite item!  What will it be?




And if one entry is not nearly enough. . . (please leave a separate comment for each extra entry)


Earn one additional entry:

- Heart an item or the entire Lavendar Tree shop on etsy!
- Follow The Lavendar Tree blog!  {remember, the lefse!! :)}

- Follow The Ivy Twines (publicly) using Google Friend
- Follow The Ivy Twines on Twitter and leave twitter name
- Like Ivy Twines on Facebook
- Tweet or Facebook about this giveaway and leave link! {daily!}


Earn TEN additional entries:

- Make a purchase from The Lavendar Tree!!


{break the chains} March Give Back-

Comment on the give back post here with your plan of action in helping to end human trafficking, and get five extra entries in this giveaway!



Good luck readers and happy shopping at The Lavendar Tree!!






Giveaway will end March 29th at 11:59pm CST. Winners will be chosen via random.org and contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond.  Must be 18 to enter, US only! So many thanks to Ann and The Lavendar Tree for sending us Henny to review!  Thanks for the awesome giveaway too!  {and seriously, we need to make lefse next time we meet up! :)}





117 comments:

  1. I've been following the Lavendar Tree blog for quite awhile now since I'm a wooloholic just like her! Her imagination and workmanship are inspiring! I love the polka dotted pillows she has in her etsy shop right now! So fun!

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  2. What a lovely shop - I love the pillows expeically the daisy flower one -
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/65626557/recycled-felted-wool-pillow-2
    butler83ataoldotcom

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  3. Her polka dotted pillows on etsy are SO much fun!

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  4. I hearted my favorite pillow in her etsy shop -butler83

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  5. I now follow the lavender tree blog !

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  6. I (heart) her Wool Peeps on etsy

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  7. ooOOh! I like the Molded Pin Cushions Strawberry. A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E!

    babblebabe0@yahoo.com

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  8. I love all the re-purposed goodies at the Lavender Tree! My sister & I always say we get distracted by all the chickens in our coops so the Lady clucker would have a great home in our nest!

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  9. I love the blossom bag charm!
    myheehaw@hotmail[dot]com

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  10. I love the felted wool peeps. :)

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  11. These birds are the cutest things ever!

    Favorite item in your shop is the purple Sitting Pretty Chicken.

    Ria
    spitintheface@gmail.com

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  12. Favorited a few items in your shop on Etsy!

    Ria
    spitintheface@gmail.com

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  13. I also like the wool owl ornament. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Zoe0825@verizon.net

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  14. I follow the lavender tree blog!
    Zoe0825@verizon.net

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  15. I follow the Ivy Twines publicly via GFC!
    Zoe0825@verizon.net

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  16. I love ALL of the flower garden pillows in her shop!

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  17. Following your blog with Google friends

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  18. I like the leather blooming felted wool pillow and many other things!
    Rhonda
    kermode@iowatelecom.net

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  19. I follow your blog
    Rhonda
    kermode@iowatelecom.net

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  20. I'm a fan on fb
    Rhonda
    kermode@iowatelecom.net

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  21. Liked you on fb
    (name Francesca)
    flataif@gmail.com

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  22. The "Sitting Pretty Chicken Paperweight Blue" caught my eye at The Lavender Tree shop!

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  23. Hearted The Lavendar Tree shop at Etsy
    username:panicxduh
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  24. Following the Lavendar Tree blog via GFC.(panicxduh)
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  25. Following this blog via GFC.(panicxduh)
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  26. Following @theivytwines via Twitter.
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  27. I LIKE Ivy Twines on Facebook (Erin Mize)
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  28. Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/erinxduh/status/47828413062455296
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  29. I love the coasters. Great stuff!

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  30. I follow her blog on gfc

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  31. I follow you on gfc

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  32. Oh, I just love all the chickens! The felted wool peeps are adorable, and so are the pink, purple, and white chickens. So cute!

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  33. I like the All Season Flower Garden Pillow.

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  34. I adore the teture and colors of these wool items,, the chickens are my faorites, also I like the
    cute Wool Owl Ornament!

    pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

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  35. I love the Lavender Rae 1 Softie.
    skklemm at gmail dot

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  36. Hearted the Lavendar Tree shop on etsy. skjohnson11
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  37. Follow The Lavendar Tree blog.
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  38. Follow The Ivy Twines on Twitter. @momtoemmett
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  39. I think I like the flower garden picture the best :)
    e_kathleen25@hotmail.com

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  40. I hearted some of the felted wool peeps on Etsy.
    e_kathleen25@hotmail.com

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  41. I'm following the Lavendar Tree blog
    e_kathleen25@hotmail.com

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  42. The Love Bird Pillow is my fave!

    yepfinleywedding at gmail dot com

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  43. this pillow is so fantastic! http://www.etsy.com/listing/70027664/flying-a-kite-recycled-felted-wool

    My toddler is going through a pillow phase (they are one of her favorite things to play with!). Wouldn't it be fun to surprise her with this?

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  44. Love the Penelope Jane bird. If I won the chicken I would give it to a friend of mine from whom I have getting fresh eggs from her chickens.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  45. hearted the shop (jhbalvin)
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  46. following ivy twines on twitter as jhitomi
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  47. following Lavendar tree on gfc as jhb
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  48. following ivy twines on gfc as jhb
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  49. I love the Circles and Dots 2 - Recycled Felted Wool Pillow.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  50. I follow the Lavendar Tree Blog.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  51. I heart the Circles and Dots 2 - Recycled Felted Wool Pillow on Etsy (houseofplush).

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  52. I follow the Ivy Twines via GFC.

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  53. I like Ivy Twines on FB (Suzanne Gregg).

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  54. feltted wool peeps
    petmyrhino at hotmail dot com

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  55. Oh my goodness! I am now completely obsessed with her items. If I do not win, I may need to buy my own.

    I love:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/68107710/sitting-pretty-chicken-purple-recycled

    Not sure if we need to include our email?

    liamsamuel @ gmail.com

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  56. I added her shop to my etsy favorites:
    http://www.etsy.com/people/liamum/favorites?type=shops

    liamsamuel @ gmail.com

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  57. I am now following The Lavendar Tree blog!

    liamsamuel @ gmail.com

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  58. I now follow your blog as well.

    liamsamuel @ gmail.com

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  59. I am now following you on Twitter DrLeighSerrie

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  60. I now "like" you on Facebook. Leigh Berger Serrie.

    liamsamuel @ gmail.com

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  61. I signed the Body Shop stop human trafficking petition you link to.

    liamsamuel @ gmail.com

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  62. I signed the Body Shop stop human trafficking petition you link to.

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  63. I signed the Body Shop stop human trafficking petition you link to.

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  64. I signed the Body Shop stop human trafficking petition you link to.

    liamsamuel @ gmail.com

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  65. I signed the Body Shop stop human trafficking petition you link to.

    liamsamuel @ gmail.com

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  66. HI!I HAVE DONE ALL THE RULES!!my email is: l.u.cy-91òhotmail.it kiss!

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  67. Following Lavender tree blog
    flataif@gmail.com

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  68. Oooooh WANT!!!!!
    As much as I LOVE these...I have the perfect person to gift it to...she actually keeps chickens, and is very artistic and makes dolls and such and would love it too.

    I also like the
    Flower Garden - Recycled Felted Wool Pillow.

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  69. I hearted the White Chicken on etsy.

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  70. I'm in love witn the Love Birds pillow! Thank you for the chance.

    em9499 at gmail dot com

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  71. love the all season flower garden pillow 1
    hancoci_s at msn dot com

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  72. hearted her shop! staycelyne
    hancoci_s at msn dot com

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  73. i follow her blog!
    hancoci_s at msn dot com

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  74. i follow your blog =)
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  75. i follow IT on twitter @organicmommyluv
    hancoci_s at msn dot com

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  76. My favorite item is the Purple Sitting Pretty Chicken

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

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  77. I heart the Purple Sitting Pretty Chicken (VioletShadows)

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

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  78. I follow this blog via GFC

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

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  79. I love the necklace's on the chickens! http://www.etsy.com/listing/68163645/sitting-pretty-chicken-pinkpeach
    jennmariemc(at)gmail(dot)com

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  80. I like the All Season Flower Garden Pillow 1 - Recycled Wool Pillow.
    jswandrn at gmail

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  81. the Snapple Pin Cushion are adorable

    rmaslow a@t yahoo d.ot com

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  82. I'm a gfc - MAZ

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  83. I follow you on twitter - rmfollow
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  84. tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/rmfollow/status/52241996965879809

    rmaslow a@t yahoo d.ot com

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  85. I signed the body shop petition, and sent out a few emails and signed up for Hershey/Nestle as well. Kudos to you, lady.

    rmaslow a@t yahoo d.ot com -1

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  86. I signed the body shop petition, and sent out a few emails and signed up for Hershey/Nestle as well. Kudos to you, lady.

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  87. I signed the body shop petition, and sent out a few emails and signed up for Hershey/Nestle as well. Kudos to you, lady.

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  88. I signed the body shop petition, and sent out a few emails and signed up for Hershey/Nestle as well. Kudos to you, lady.

    rmaslow a@t yahoo d.ot com -4

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  89. I signed the body shop petition, and sent out a few emails and signed up for Hershey/Nestle as well. Kudos to you, lady.

    rmaslow a@t yahoo d.ot com -5

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  90. I love this flowered pillow however it's reserved for someone : (
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/69056499/flowers-1-recycled-felted-wool-pillow
    jesage@asu.edu

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  91. GFC follow Lavendar Tree blog
    Jessica Sage
    jesage@asu.edu

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  92. hearted the lavendar tree on etsy
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  93. follow the ivy twines on twitter
    JessicaSage22
    jesage@asu.edu

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  94. like the ivy twines on facebook
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  95. GFC follow the ivy twines
    Jessica Sage
    jesage@asu.edu

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  96. I like the wool owl ornament #8.
    skipthelaundry at gmail dot com

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  97. heart my fav item
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  98. follow thelavendartree blog
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  99. follow ivy twines blog
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  100. follow you on twitter
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  101. like you on facebook
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  102. tweeted
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  103. commented on human trafficking post 1
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  104. commented on human trafficking post 2
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  108. I like the pretty All Season Flower Garden 2 Pillow. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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

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  110. I'm a GFC follower of The Lavendar Tree. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  111. I'm a fan on Facebook (Lisa L). tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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