Thursday, October 07, 2010

Ande Monster giveaway

It's time for a new giveaway and this time it's a very unique one. It comes courtesy of Rachael of It's Simple Love. Rachael started her Etsy vintage shop, Ande Monster, some months ago and she has some great little treasures. In Rachael's own words:
"Ande Mönster, meaning Spirit Designs in Swedish, is about supplying you with one-of-a-kind vintage kind pieces and vintage-inspired pieces to add to your collection (or start your collection)"

I'm sure you want to know more about this adventurous lady.
Tell us a bit about yourself and your work. How did it all start?
I am a vintage enthusiast.   At first, I shopped at thrift stores growing up because my family didn't have a lot of money as a child.  That is what I believe planted the seed for the love of the hunt.  Now being self sufficient in providing for myself, I still love the hunt.  And now with my shop, Ande Monster Vintage, I can share that love and the treasures I find.

Who or what inspires you?
I love the current Mad Men fifties style obsession.  I have always loved Audrey Hepburn, Susan Dey, and Jackie Kennedy.  I think you can find inspiration from all things, from nature to fashion blogs.

What do you love most of what you do?
I love the hunt the most!  When you find the most amazing piece of vintage clothing and your eyes grow wide and a shy smile glides across your face; that's what I love most.

Any advice for aspiring shop owners?
 Do what you love!  Find something you are passionate about and you could do every day and share it with the world.  
What then? This vintage incredibly cute bag. 
How?
- Follow A Diary of Lovely, check Ande Monster and tell me what you like most. 
Extra entries 
- Tweet about this giveaway (use @adiaryoflovely)
- Heart Rachael' store on Etsy
- Follow It's Simple Love
- Follow me on Twitter or/and facebook
(Please leave a separate comment for each entry.Thank you all so much! Winner will be picked at random next week)

102 comments:

  1. I love Rachel's vintage shop on Etsy and have blogged about the beautiful selection as well!.
    I follow your blog of course :)

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  2. And I "heart" Ande Monster on Etsy :)

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  3. The little owl planter in Rachel's store is toot sweet!
    I am a follower of your blog.

    x Felicity

    PS Pop on over to my blog for a chance to enter another gorgeous giveaway www.giftsofserendipity.com

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  4. I am a follower of your blog and my favorite piece from Ande Monster has to be the Vintage Little Black Dress, I find the shape absolutely flattering.

    xxx

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  5. I also hearted Rachel's shop on Etsy via RocailleWrites! x

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  6. And I follow you on Twitter, my username is rocaillewrites. Thanks for having the giveaway! xxx

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  7. I do follow you and I love those tweed slacks although they would moist likely be too short for me I am 5'11"

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  8. Lovely shop! I love the vintage milk glass vases.

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  9. I follow and love the Vintage OWL VASE/ PLANTER. omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Follow you on twitter @ohmydarlingblog

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  11. Hearted her shop @ohmydarlingvintage

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  12. Well, besides the adorable shirt dress that's been "reserved for Anita," I like the vintage tan floral blouse the best. It could be so versatile!

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  13. i am a follower of your blog. :)

    my favorite item is the Vintage WHITE LEATHER FLATS w/ Weave Detail.

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  14. i am a follower of rachael's blog. :)

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  15. I am a follower darling. Black dress is my favorite. Love her vintage treasures! Crossing my fingers.

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  16. long time follower of you both so I am in to win :))(and I am such a bag lady .....)

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  17. Really like the Vintage SAKS 5th Avenue Maroon Mary Jane Leather Heels and I am a follower of your blog!

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  18. Following "A Diary of lovely" now in twitter :)

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  19. Such a cute bag, I hope I'm lucky! I love almost everything in Rachael's shop, she has great taste. Love the Vintage hippie green maxi! I am a follower of course :)

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  20. Just tweeted about it too :)

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  21. I love this bag and the brown slacks in the shop.

    I follow you, of course.

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  22. Love Rachael's blog and I'm a longtime follower.

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  23. this is a great giveaway... i love how much she enjoys 'the hunt!'

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  24. vintage owl is SOOOO cute! - as well a pink lace dress -

    PS PASS IT ON! --> GIVE-AWAY going on NOW! - 2 necklaces = 2 winners!

    *kiss kiss*
    Erika @ ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

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  25. Omg! this is tooo cute! I am following Rachel's blog. =) Would love to win this giveaway

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  26. I think my favorite in her lovely shop is the 50s MAD MEN MUSTARD BOX JACKET!!

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  27. I'm already following Rachael's lovely blog

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  28. Ohhh I love Rachel, her vintage shop and her blog:)...Yay!!! I love the white vintage flats...Have a great day,sweetie
    Kisses

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  29. And my fav things on Rachel's site would have to be the dresses :)

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  30. Oh! That gold evening gown is stunning! Love it!

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  31. Vintage Edwardian RUFFLE BLOUSE in Cream is my fav.

    I'm a follower!

    crobbins223@gmail.com

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  32. I liked her shop as well! <3

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  33. I love the milk glass vases and the owl planter! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  34. Great giveaway :)Love the MAD MEN PAISLEY Wiggle Dress been drooling on it for days, wonder if I'll have to get it eventually...

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  35. Hearted her shop on etsy :)

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  36. And already following It's Simple Love!

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  37. That bag is beautiful! Already a follower.

    At your esty store there are so many beautiful things. I love the owl vase, the pink floral dress, and the silky cream pleated skirt.

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  38. I am not following It's Simple Love!

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  39. & I already follow It's Simple Love :)

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  40. Ande Monster Vintage is a favorite on etsy as well :)

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  41. My favorite item in her shop is the green maxi hippie dress... unfortunately Im not built like a hippie flower girl (even though I am), so it wouldn't fit me. :( I love this purse though!

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  42. How freaking cute! I follow both of your blogs and love them :)

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  43. i follow you :) I really can't choose my favorite piece...although the vintage mulberry bow flats are winning a little :)

    x.

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  44. i also follow its simple love :)

    x.

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  45. omg ~ had a leather, flowered bag like that in middle school that I absolutely loved! I'd forgotten all about it...until now. Have a lovely day ~ xox Alexandra

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  46. Oh I just love Rachael! And her shop is amazing! My favorite, even though it was hard to choose just one thing amongst the fabulousness, is the Vintage AUTUMN TONES PLAID Skirt.

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  47. what a great little shop, I love the red-sixties-button-up, too cute

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  48. Hi Helena!

    Great giveaway! Thanks for your well thought out email! Of course I'm a follower. My fave item is the Vintage FULL SKIRT Black Dress.


    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  49. following :)

    I love love love the leather maryjanes :)

    alliejustforyou@hotmail.com

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  50. Oh my goodness, how am I supposed to pick a favorite?! It's all so beautiful...but I LOVE the marroon mary jane heels! And following :]

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  51. and i follow It's simple love! :]

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  52. I'm a follower and the vintage kelly green pencil skirt is sp pretty!

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  53. new follower! i literally have half of her items hearted on etsy, but i love the Vintage Sheer Blue Pinstripe Dress (which unfortunately is now reserved...boo)

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  54. The "Vintage Sleeveless Yellow WIGGLE DRESS" is adorable!

    ninjapandawedding(at)gmail(dot)com

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  55. i'm a follower of her darling blog

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  56. Tweet! Tweet! Following you: jackie_lopez

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  57. following you on twitter! (yourstrulydear)

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  58. Love this giveaway I follow "It's simple love" blog!!
    xo
    Boho Market by Giovanna

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  59. Following your blog now :) It's so lovely! ♡
    xo
    Boho Market by Giovanna

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  60. I love this floral dress from her Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/listing/55195733/vintage-browns-and-pinks-day-dress?ref=v1_other_1
    so cute!
    Boho Market by Giovanna

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  61. I love that pretty blue dress!

    follower on Twitter =) @missneira

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  62. What a great name for a shop - love it! So many great things - hard to pick a fave but I'm loving the vintage plaid skirt!!

    and I'm a follower :)
    hearted her etsy shop :)

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  63. follow it's simple love!

    tweeted the giveaway :)

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  64. totally digging the royal blue clutch. and i also covet the vintage purse i'm giving away from her store on my blog http://cailenascher.blogspot.com/2010/10/vintage-purse-giveaway-it-could-be.html

    have a great weekend! loving the vintage bag in your giveaway : )

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  65. I am now a follower of A Diary of Lovely :-) There are so many fabulous pieces in Rachael's shop... and fairly priced as well! Love the Vintage Silky Cream Pleated Skirt!

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  66. I 'hearted' Rachael's shop on Etsy :-)

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  67. Vintage BLACK MAXI dress and the vintage milk glass are my favs!!!!
    I am a follower already! I love the shop,well stocked and great
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

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  68. I hearted the store
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

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  69. I follow the simple love on gfc

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  70. follow on twitter@meeyeehere
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

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  71. I'm following A Diary Lovely. and I love the Ande Monster's simple laceups!

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  72. I'm following It's Simple Love!

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  73. I am a follower and I like these saks shoes .
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/53587328/vintage-saks-fifth-avenue-maroon-mary

    tumblemumbo at gmail dot com

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  74. hearted her shop under squirrel33 .

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  75. i am following her blog .

    tumblemumbo at gmail dot com

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  76. i am an fb fan under ana amanti .

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  77. Love love this neat shop! So happy to be introduced. I love the pleated skirt - and the blouses and dresses!

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  78. I follow Diary of Lovely and this week I love hat Vintage Autumn tones plaid skirt... but she's always got great new stuff.

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  79. I've got Rachael's store hearted. For sure!!!

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  80. I'm a ...It's Simple Love follower too!

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  81. LOVE the bag. Its so pretty. I am now a follower of your blog.

    :)

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  82. I'm following a diary of lovely on twitter!

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