Just prior to Christmas I was lucky enough to win a $50 voucher from Baby Vintage in a Christmas ornament competition that they ran on their facebook page. (I made a little angel Christmas tree decoration, in case you’re interested.)
I used my voucher to get Isabelle a Green Jean dress (made from recycled jeans) and Oobi sun hat in a recent sale they had. The items arrived while we were away on holiday.
I really love the concept behind Baby Vintage. In the second hand side of the store the items there are really affordable and all in immaculate condition (in fact the first time I visited the store – I thought they were new.)
The designer side is really unique also in that they stock lots of brands that we all know and love (such as Nature Baby, Oobi, Wishbone bikes etc); but they also stock items from lesser known designers (including locals, and cottage industry type crafters.)
While I was pregnant with Isabelle and we were still living in Wellington, my Mum very generously bought some gorgeous things from Baby Vintage’s Plimmerton store, including the crocheted bunny (made by Crochet by Beth - a local crafter) and the cute little red coat (both pictured below.)
In other winning news – before Christmas I also won Christmas Craft blog competition that OHbaby ran on their facebook page. (Actually I think I was the only entry.. cough, cough…) For this I received a $100 Spotlight voucher.
And if you are wondering why I didn’t mention these competitions on my blog as I was entering them… well I guess I am acutely aware of how many of you out there in the blogosphere are much more creative and talented than I … and I guess (I’m just greedy) and wanted to give myself the best chance of winning (he he!)