August 26, 2011

Weekly Giveaway: Yellow Trailer!

No, we are not giving away a Yellow Trailer, lol! That's the whimsical and intriguing name of the Etsy shop that's sponsoring this week's giveaway! But before we reveal our fantastic item~ Let's announce last week's winner: {sound of drum roll and fanfare here}

#79~ MILA Our thanks to Random.org for choosing for us, so we don't have to!
We don't have your email, Mila~ so please contact Beth by sending a convo to her
Beach Glass Shop as soon as possible to claim your prize and provide our very kind and generous sponsor with your shipping address. Our thanks to all of you who entered~ and there were MANY of you!

And now we will show you this week's giveaway: You can win your choice of any keyboard letter handcrafted into a necklace from Yellow Trailer!


I know, AWESOME, right?? I love typewriter jewelry and was so excited when Mary offered one to our readers! Her profile is such a hoot that I realized I couldn't describe her any better than she already has, so here, in her words is "Something about Mary":

"Yellow Trailer is the result of being downsized from my employer of 20 years. I'm too young to retire, too old to hire, had both knees replaced and I'm still discovering the artist hidden in my bones. I work with silver, old typewriters, glass, copper, fabric, shovels, pvc pipe, big hammers and dirt. I make items from recycling everyday utensils and tools. The yellowtrailer hauls all my 'stuff' to markets and fairs.
I also discovered my talent for finding and selling, vintage... anything, which I also do at markets, in an antique booth at a local mall and on eBay. 
That's how I eke out a living and for the first time I actually enjoy my work. I also enjoy fishing all the Great Lakes of Michigan with my husband of 40 years.We've been best friends, forever. And of course I can't forget the cats Amos & Andy who so generously allow me to cater to their every whim, clean their poop box and live in their house. :)
All the artistic jewelry - bracelets, garden art and windchimes are made exclusively by me. I'm not looking to get rich, just an unemployed Grandma enjoying life and getting by."

Don't you just love it? I've been up to that area and can imagine how amazing her life must be, except of course I don't envy the winter, lol! Here's a little peek at her shop:







I love the upcycled Solar Powered Mason Jar lights, recharged by the sun and easily carried anywhere, they can create enchanted lighting in your garden or be used for practical purposes. Mary said they came in handy recently during a power outage!

You can order custom typewriter key jewelry and other creations from Yellow Trailer as well, so if you don't see quite what you want, just ask Mary and the two of you might just be able to conjure something up especially made for you! She will even create jewelry from your own pieces of heirloom or cherished silverware.

So now to enter~
First you must be a follower of Love 2 Upcycle to enter~ not a follower? Just look to the right and click on the 'Follow' button! But don't leave a comment for doing that!

Then you can submit up to 4 entries, each must be entered HERE in a separate comment for each entry. 
If you don't have an email listed in your profile, please leave it in one of your comments!


1. Browse, Like and Favorite YellowTrailer on Etsy!
2. Tweet or Like your favorite item in Mary's shop and tell us here which item it was.
3.  Become a fan of Upcyclers on Facebook and leave a comment with a link to Yellow Trailer on our wall!
4. 'Tweet' or 'Like' this Giveaway using our Like or Tweet button or Share a link to our Giveaway on your Facebook fan page. 
***One more option: You can pin one item from Yellow Trailer on Pinterest with the description "Yellow Trailer on Etsy"! But remember you still can only enter 4 times!

Deadline to enter is Wednesday, August 31st at Midnight.
The WINNER will be randomly drawn and announced with the next Giveaway!

Good Luck!
 

Would you like to Sponsor a Giveaway on Love 2 Upcycle? You don't have to be a member of Upcyclers to be a sponsor, all Etsy sellers of upcycled or eco-friendly products are welcome! But of course, we'd love for you to join the team!

37 comments:

  1. Not sure I've fulfilled all the requirements - but I love those pendants!

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  2. Liked on Facebook, posted on facebook and followed on Twitter!

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  3. I "liked" the giveaway on FB. I added Yellow Trailer to my favorites on Etsy. I tweeted about this giveaway.

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  4. definitely love those mason jars! wish i had found them sooner with the upcoming hurricane about to hit :-P I liked on FB, shared on FB, bookmarked with my shop....I think thats it?

    BTW I just came across this blog and I must say you find some really interesting shops to share!

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  5. 1. Browse, Like and Favorite YellowTrailer on Etsy is ok.
    I added your shop my cycle.My favorite is
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/72328281/vintage-typewriter-key-spoon-bracelet?ref=pr_shop,
    sinembadioglu1@hotmail.com

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  6. 2. Tweet or Like your favorite item in Mary's shop and tell us here which item it was is ok.
    I shared this link on facebook and twitter.
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=750483093
    http://twitter.com/#!/sineminbahari
    sinembadioglu1@hotmail.com

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  7. 3.Become a fan of Upcyclers on Facebook is ok.
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=750483093
    sinembadoglu1@hotmail.com

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  8. 4. 'Tweet' or 'Like' this Giveaway using our Like or Tweet button or Share a link to our Giveaway on your Facebook fan page is ok.
    I shared facebook and twitter.
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=750483093
    http://twitter.com/#!/sineminbahari
    sinembadioglu1@hotmail.com

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  9. 3. I'm a fan on Facebook and posted a link.

    Keya Millionie

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  10. I follow your blog publicly with google friend connect and browsed, liked and favorited Yellow Trailer on Etsy - my Etsy name is Hurdler4eva. My FB name is Amanda Moore
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. I like these Larimar nuggets - http://www.etsy.com/listing/76472479/larimar-nuggets-17-pieces-drilled
    My FB name is Amanda Moore
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I tweeted about the giveaway, I'm @AmberGoo:
    http://twitter.com/#!/AmberGoo/status/107845282263339008
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. I favorited Yellow trailer on Etsy.

    Laura
    Born To Be Styled

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  14. I've always been fascinated by lettering in jewelry. These look very retro.

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  15. I like and favorited the Vintage Typewriter Key Spoon Bracelet USA Made Magnetic Clasp.

    Laura
    Born To Be Styled

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  16. I pinned the Vintage Typewriter Key Spoon Bracelet USA Made Magnetic Clasp on Pinterest with the description you asked for. http://pinterest.com/pin/144195983/

    Laura
    Born To Be Styled

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  17. I'm following on GFC under The Photography Elf.

    Added to faves on Etsy.

    Tweeted about the item I faved on Etsy:
    http://twitter.com/#!/OneLuckyElf/status/107925593462542336

    Tweeted about this giveaway:
    http://twitter.com/#!/OneLuckyElf/status/107923805892120576

    email: hainam AT shaw DOT ca

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  18. I browsed favorited and like Vintage Crystal Aurora Borealis Earrings and Brooch Set. sonflower

    sonflower277 at gmail dot com

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  19. Thanks for linking up at Market Your Biz and Giveaways :) Happily following you.

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  20. Sterling tree of life necklace and earrings are my faves in the shop.

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  21. I have favorited them on Etsy! (Timeandagainshop)

    allison underscore b underscore rose at hotmail dot com

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  22. My favorite item in the shop is the vintage typewriter key spoon bracelet! Gorgeous!

    allison underscore b underscore rose at hotmail dot com

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  23. I shared the giveaway on the Upcyclers FB page (Allison Reetz Rose)

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  24. I shared it on my FB page (Allison Reetz Rose)

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  25. I have added the shop to my etsy favourites.

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  26. I have given a heart to my favourite in the shop- the Vintage Spoon Bracelet and Typewriter Key Necklace combination. Spoon bracelets are charming and a great look with the typewriter key necklace.

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  27. GFC follower = Lyudmila
    I like the Larimar Earrings Sterling Tree of Life Necklace w Swarovski royal blue crystals
    lusizova at gmail.com

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  28. Like you on fb=Lyudmila Sizova
    Shared post on fb http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000760968974
    lusizova at gmail.com

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  29. LOVE the profile comment! Made me smile...

    Favorited the pendant necklaces: http://www.etsy.com/listing/63463057/antique-typewriter-key-pendant-necklace and

    those deee-vine spoon bracelets:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/72328281/vintage-typewriter-key-spoon-bracelet

    Favorited the whole shop and added Yellow Trailer to my circle.

    Added comment on Upcyclers Facebook. Shared the giveaway link on FB under: Once Upon A Passion http://www.facebook.com/pages/Once-Upon-A-Passion/163084053724512

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  30. LOVE the profile comment! Made me smile...

    Favorited the pendant necklaces: http://www.etsy.com/listing/63463057/antique-typewriter-key-pendant-necklace and

    those deee-vine spoon bracelets:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/72328281/vintage-typewriter-key-spoon-bracelet

    Favorited the whole shop and added Yellow Trailer to my circle.

    Added comment on Upcyclers Facebook. Shared the giveaway link on FB under: Once Upon A Passion http://www.facebook.com/pages/Once-Upon-A-Passion/163084053724512

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  31. Added comment on Upcyclers Facebook. Shared the giveaway link on FB under: Once Upon A Passion http://www.facebook.com/pages/Once-Upon-A-Passion/163084053724512

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  32. Favorited the pendant necklace and spoon bracelets and added to my circle at Once Upon A Passion on Etsy.

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  33. Daiane Negretti
    GFC follower: Daya, muito prazer
    daia171@hotmail.com

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  34. I Like (Cynthia M Richardson) and Favorite YellowTrailer on Etsy (Hofken)

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  35. Tweeted my favorite item
    Vintage Crystal Aurora Borealis Earrings and Brooch Set
    https://twitter.com/hofken/status/109092012610949122

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  36. I Like you on Facebook and left comment - Cynthia M Richardson

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  37. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/hofken/status/109094392651988992

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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