Monday, January 24, 2011

cupcakeMAG -- Home Edition! -- Featured Etsy Designer!

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.....they are so much more then pillow covers. they are the latest home accessory......



Kenilworth Place is something we have been fond about for quite some time. We just LOVE the shabby chic style and cottage comfort of Kenilworth Place. The designer, Sandra, gives us the perfect accessory for our home - something special to brighten up a chair, couch or your little one's room. The choices are endless with pages of to-die-for shabby chic pillow covers. They instantly re-vamp your space and make it look inviting and cozy - and oh my gosh, the quality - it is beyond amazing. Read on the WIN your very own Keniworth Place Pillow Cover and get to know the lovely designer herself. 
Reversible Cottage Chic Pillow Cover. $30
Spruce up your space with a little pink, $25 
{What made you begin your shop?}

I am entrepreneur by nature. I owned my own boutique for many years before I had children. After they began school, I wanted to start another business. I discovered Etsy and was able to create a business around my family time. I work out of the studio I designed and built behind my home and love not having to deal with retail space and landlords.


The designer, Sandra


{What inspired the name Kenilworth Place?}

Our first house was an English Tudor in a designated historic district. The avatar for my shop is a picture of this home which was located on Kenilworth Place. Built in 1905, we became the home’s first owner occupants. It had been a rental property for over 80 years and needed significant work. With so much money being invested repairing the “bones” of the house, this is where I started designing and sewing home d├ęcor – draperies, slip covers, table cloths, pillow covers, napkins and of course draft snakes (which I sell at my other Etsy shop Shakerville).


The Studio.....dreamy right? 


{How long have you been sewing?}

Basically my whole life. I still remember my first customer. Her name was “Barbie” and I made her a towel to wrap around her red swim suit. I believe I was eight years old. My mother Ripple and grandmother Ada Mae were and still are my inspirations. My mother had an eye for prints and my grandmother never needed a pattern, just an idea.


Inside the studio....ah, fabric galore! 
{When you aren't sewing, what can we find you doing?}

Spending time with my three kids and my husband. We are an active family and love what Oregon has to offer, from hiking around Mt. Hood to relaxing at the coast, nothing is more than an hour away from Portland. When we are at home, you can find me in the garden with my dogs.

{What are some of your other favorite Etsy sites?}

There are so many wonderful and talented Etsy shop owners it is hard to choose only a few, but I really like Retrofide, abushelandapeck, Afra, DrikaB, sohomode.


The perfect playroom pillow or for your Littles special place, $28


{What is up next for you?}

Short-term is launching a new collection of pillow covers. This will be a unique and different style from my current offerings, yet complementary. You will be able to mix these pillows with anything currently on my site and create a great look.

Longer-term I will be moving my operations to the farm. We are looking for the right property with a large barn to house my studio and enough land to create my English Garden and allow my English Mastiffs more room to roam.

Are you LOVE yet? We are. So why not win one! Read on below to enter your choice -- any pillow cover in the shop! You can thank Sandra for it. 



Visit the shop and tell us which pillow cover you want to win. This comment is mandatory.  You also must be a follower of cupcakeMAG and cupcakeMAG for Littles. 

For each extra entry just let us know (each in a seperate comment) telling us you have done so! The more you comment the better chance you have to win! 

1.) Follow cucpakeMAG on Twitter

2.) "Like" us on Facebook!

3.) Subscribe to our updates --- just sign up with your email in the top right corner above. 

4.) Tweet about this giveaway and include @cupcakemag -- you must tweet, not just follow. Also, make sure you tell us YOUR twitter name. 

The winner will be selected by random.org on Feb. 4th after 11pm. Please make sure you leave us your email in one of the comments as well! 
Details: Giveaway winner to be chosen on the date above. You will have 24 hours to respond if you are the chosen winner. Another winner will be chosen if you do not respond within this time period. Open to US. The opinions expressed in this review/feature are strictly cupcakeMAG opinions & we were not paid to show our love. However, we were given a few samples for review purposes. 




60 comments:

  1. This is the pillow in your shop that i love -
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/53920969/cottage-chic-euro-sham-26x26-self

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  2. this one
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/55435046/decorative-designer-throw-shabby-chic

    petmyrhino at hotmail dot com
    www.etsy.com/shop/bigdoglittledog

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  3. I love this one:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/41536351/decorative-designer-throw-cottage-chic

    this one (for a nursery):
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/63356037/decorative-throw-pillow-cover-18x18-abc

    and this one:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/59896115/shabby-chic-pillow-cover-cottage-chic

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  5. I love the cover in this listing:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/66540398/cottage-chic-pillow-cover-18x18

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  6. I follow CCM on twitter. @huddyma

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  7. I follow your posts on facebook! I will gladly give you my real name if I win. :)

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  8. I've subscribed to your email updates!

    huddyma at gmail dot com

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  9. I re-tweeted your giveaway post! @huddyma

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  10. I like the Shabby Pink Pillow Cover. So cute!

    tarheelgalwv32 @ hotmail dot com

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  11. Followed on twitter (@spinningmenorah).

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  12. Just liked on FB.

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  13. I just subscribed via email.

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  14. Also just tweeted about it.
    http://twitter.com/#!/Spinningmenorah/status/30023617366458368

    tarheelgalwv32 @ hotmail dot com

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  15. I would pick the blue/floral shabby chick cottage chic 16x16 cover. Whew, that was hard to pick just one...there's so many that I love!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/51598216/shabby-chic-cottage-chic-pillow-cover

    I follow Cupcake Mag via RSS feed and Cupcake Mag for Littles via Google Friend as Snowflake07.
    hotpepper71 at bell south dot Net

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  16. tweeted (as SnowflakeDay) http://twitter.com/#!/SnowflakeDay/statuses/30042939350581248

    hotpepper71 at bell south dot Net

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  17. email subscriber
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  18. following you on twitter as SnowflakeDay
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  19. Love this pillow "Decorative Designer Throw Shabby Chic Pillow Cover 18 x 18 Reversible." I have been looking for throw pillows in this colour for a year now (got some great curtains but no matching pillows!).

    kymmy_grad2002(@)hotmail(.)com

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  20. I absolutely love this pillow cover:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/59377663/cottage-chic-pillow-cover-reversible

    Beautiful colours!

    guinnesspaws(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. I have liked you on facebook (Erin Claringbold)

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  22. I have subscribed via email.

    guinnesspaws(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. I would choose this one http://www.etsy.com/listing/53671235/shabby-chic-pillow-cover-cottage-chic the shabby chic/cottage chic cover :) 2pmishere(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. I liked CupcakeMag on facebook (tom c.) 2pmishere(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. like the cottage chic orange with bugs pillow cover
    follow cupcake for littles gfc skipthelaundry
    follow cupcakemag by rss because can't find gfc on this site
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  26. follow you on twitter
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  27. like you on facebook
    amber jackson porter
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  28. subscribed to emails
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  29. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/skipthelaundry/status/30305946127310848
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  30. I would chose the cottage chic pillow cover 20x20 with the bow on it! Love bows!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/60364376/cottage-chic-pillow-cover-20x20

    kimkasner at gmail

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  31. I follow you on Twitter!

    @kimsolimini

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  32. i subscribe to your emails

    kimsolimini at gmail is the subscribed email address

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  33. I love the ABC pillow cover. It would be perfect in my child's playroom.

    heinznichole at gmail dot com

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  34. I like you on facebook

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  35. I already subscribe to your emails!

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  36. http://www.etsy.com/listing/66867859/cottage-chic-throw-pillow-cover
    love this one!


    cerena leigh
    luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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  37. http://www.etsy.com/listing/60202901/cottage-chic-pillow-cover-18x18

    my favorite

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  38. I would love to win the Decorative Designer Throw Shabby Chic Pillow Cover

    lovekatydid at g mail dot com

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  39. I love getting your emails
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  40. I follow you on Twitter lovekatydid
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  41. I tweeted :)
    http://twitter.com/#!/lovekatydid/status/32992759530921984
    lovekatydid at g mail dot com

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  42. I like your facebook page :) Love Katydid
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  43. couldn't find where your gfc button is...but i am following u through subscribing to your e-mail and twitter

    following cupcakeMag for littles on gfc

    my favorite pillow cover is:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/66867859/cottage-chic-throw-pillow-cover

    Love the pink!

    stanech at gmail dot com

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  44. following u on twitter (@stan3ch)

    stanech at gmail dot com

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  45. subscribed to your e-mail

    stanech at gmail dot com

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  46. liked u on fb (stacey chiu)

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  47. tweeted - http://twitter.com/#!/stan3ch/status/33003010288263169

    @stan3ch

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  48. I love love love the Deep Espresso Wrought Iron print! These fabrics are all amazing!

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  49. I love this pillow :)
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/61408463/cottage-chic-pillow-cover-18x18

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  50. I love the urban cottage pillow cover in brown and blue. I would get two to spring up my dark brown family room furniture. Please come soon, Spring!!

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  51. i love love hot pink toile cottage chic reversible pillow cover! great stuff :)

    jordan
    www.queenofla.blogspot.com
    jordanmarisasilverman at gmail dot com

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  52. i love this one!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/61113384/shabby-chic-pillow-cover-16-x-16

    sarahirenekirk at gmail dot com

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  53. i liked you on facebook!

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  54. I LOVE the Cottage Chic Pillow cover with the pink flowers and multi-colored branches. We are building a home right now and will have a little hallway bench that this would look adorable on! LOVE!!!

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