Novica- and a giveaway

Over the top pleased and happy. Wouldn't you be if you had this waiting for you when you got home from a crappy day at work??
Novica
Excited and happy. That is the best way to describe my experience with Novica. It's a site where artisans and craftsmen from around the world are given an outlet to sell their creations to the world. I purchased a cutting board from a woodworker name Teo. And I received a little book about him, and the piece.
Novica_Teo
He also enclosed a postcard from his county (Guatemala) with a handwritten note thanking me in his language for my purchase. Simply put, I'm hooked.
novica_board2
Fair trade, amazing quality, unique, a PERSON at the other end of the sale. This is no mass marketing of cheap products, this is real craftsmanship, with personality, and care. Now don't think this site is all wooden crafts, there are so many things you can find there: scarves, alpaca wool scarves, womens shawls from Indonesia, mens sweaters, silk jackets, womens brazilian accessories, and much much more.
novica_board
I bet you are wondering about the giveaway right? The people at Novica gave me two $50 promo codes, one for myself to get something (the awesome cutting board!), and one for you my awesome readers!

Since Novica ships products just about everywhere, everyone is welcome to enter the giveaway! To enter click on one of the links above (don't worry I don't get click through bonuses or anything, these are just some areas Novica wants to highlight) take a look around at what Novica has to offer, then come back here and tell me what you might buy! That's it!

One entry per person, must comment by January 25th Midnight EST.

Your email will never be displayed publicly, so don't be scared to comment! :) Oh and make sure you type in your blog link so I can click over to you! There is a spot you can type it in.

29 chews:

Jeanne said...

Some of their bracelets are sooooo cute!

That cutting board is beautiful!

I'm loving the scarves from Indonesia.

cookingalamel said...

Oh my goodness.. the tea pots!!  I've fallen in love..

Rebecca said...

They have some really cute looking pitchers!

I love Novica... I'd get the Indonesian Batik shawl 'Java Orchids'

Lisa Petrillo said...

I found a 100% alpaca wool sweater that is gorgeous! It is called "Plum Paradise". Nice stuff!

Wendy Abbott said...

That is a beautiful cutting board.  I will definitely check out Novica.

Thanks!

that is a seriously beautiful cutting board! i would prob get some new placemats/tablecloth--they have some beautiful looking ones!

actually, that cutting board looks awesome!  but i'd also like one of their stained glass sun catcher crosses... very pretty!

Lauren Potoky :) said...

Hi Steph!
I had a pretty crappy dat at work too and I'm sure I would love to come home to that cutting board! I love this Little elephant!
http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=187424
It holds your paper clips and your business cards and I'm sure John can attest, I need more organization on my desk here at work, plus Elephants are good luck and mean welcome if their trunk is toward the door...I guess it would depend on the day I'm having at work!

Aubreylaine said...

i like the 'cocoa trends' scarf
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Serafina Chinappi said...

Mmmmmm, the Mangkok Dinner plates are gorgeous!

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Hannah said...

That cutting board is GORGEOUS! Oh, the things I would do for a beauty like that, especially now that I have a proper knife and all...

Tjw28 said...

I love the men's alpaca fisherman's sweater

domestic diva said...

I like the Javanese flower scarf.  Great stuff!

Kate @ Snowflake Kitchen said...

I love a bunch of their scarves - don't make me pick!

I especially like the Women's Brazilian Accessories. That's such a tough thing to accessorize properly.

Seriously, though it looks like they do a fantastic job of putting together a collection from all over. Kudos for the great packaging. Looks like christmas!

Gina Maddox said...

I love this scarf-
http://accessories.novica.com/womens/scarves/alpaca-wool/alpaca-blend-scarf-cherry-wine/159206/

Thanks for the chance to win!gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Leslie said...

Choosing from the selected links, I'd get Ryan a sweater.  He doesn't have many that he likes now but he looks great in them.

Choosing from anything... I'd get the sunflower clock.  http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=181028

Mom said...

Really interesting cutting board.  Almost too pretty to use.  Their scarves are gorgeous.

Amber said...

Ohhh, I love that board! I would either get one of those or I really like the hand blown tumblers! So pretty.

Fidgetysmidgets said...

wow what a beautiful board and amazing site! i could spend hours drooling over it. i think i'd probably put the $50 toward an area rug or accent table. or possibly splurge on some of the beautiful art, especially the stuff inspired by birds and ducks (see the gift animals section). 

amberlicious said...

Such pretty items! I adore the Turquoise and bamboo cocktail ring, in Imagine.

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The Duo Dishes said...

The grain of that cutting board is gorgeous. What a find! The beaded belt is gorgeous too. There are lots of cute items on that site!

Ashley C said...

I'm loving the Cotton scarf in Guatemala Ocean & Guatemala Sun!

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Crystalcear3430 said...

I love the Sterling silver cuff bracelet, 'Precious She-Elephant'

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erl6286 said...

I would buy the blue spiral glasses! "Blown glass drinking glasses, 'Spiral of Thought' (set of 6)

Stephanie said...

I love the blown glass confetti pitcher!

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