Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Great Green Giveaway

Pull up a bar stool and let me pour you a little sip of something cool while I tell you about the GREEN part of the shop.  You see, I was a teacher of wild, wide open sweet, innocent ten year olds for many years.  It was one of my responsibilities to teach them how to take care of the environment while all around us consumerism was winning the war.  The icing on the proverbial cake for me was when I spent months planning weddings and buying expensive gowns and dresses that were worn once when the whole wedding and its events were a done deal in just a matter of hours.  It's the kind of thing that leaves you scatching your head and wondering, "What just happened here?"  I was left with these gorgeous dresses that cost enough to be worn hundreds of times, not once!  Weren't they made to last forever, too?  It didn't fit my philosophy to store them away, and I encouraged both daughters to sell them if they could or think of other uses for them.  But wedding gowns weren't the only dresses that were going to waste. There were bridesmaids gowns, my dresses, shoes, jewelry.  So I started an eco-conscious business that allows me to encourage the reuse of these made to last dresses.  And I get to help newlyweds and brides-to-be save a ton of money, too.  It really is a win/win proposition. 
Speaking of win/win, I have a fantastic giveaway to celebrate our green practices!
Artecnica tranSglass® Jug


CSN stores, including http://www.allmodern.com/, is offering the followers of The Green Hanger Shop blog a chance to win this sleek and chic Artecnic tranSglass Jug, a $48.00 value.  I selected this piece for you, dear readers.  Read on about its origin...

 "Since its launch, the tranSglass Jug has become one of Artecnica’s best-selling items. The unique design of this jug makes it visually appealing and a great accent for the home! With its recycled origins and sleek, fluid design, tranSglass conveys a positive attitude towards the environment, affirmed as an Artecnica Design With Conscience project.
With the help of Aid to Artisans, a non-profit organization providing assistance to artisans worldwide, Artecnica collaborated with Guatemalan craftsmen to bring Emma Woffenden and Tord Boontje’s designs to the market. Combining old-world craftsmanship and sophisticated design, each tranSglass vessel is a unique, one-of-a-kind piece. tranSglass is included in the permanent collection of MoMA New York."

So let's get this giveaway going!  Here are your opportunities.
  1. First, to enter, you must be a follower with a registered user name.  This allows me to find you if you win!  Please use the follow option in the upper left sidebar and comment that you added yourself or are already one. This is a required minimal entry.  Here are additional entry chances.
  2. Follow me on twitter @greenhangershop and tweet "I entered the Great #Green Giveaway at http://www.thegreenhangershop.blogspot.com/" and leave me a comment telling me you did. That's 2 entries! One if you follow, and one if you tweet!
  3. Write a mention of this giveaway in your blog with a link back to this blog. Again, come comment with a link so I know you did this.
  4. Become a fan of The Green Hanger Shop on facebook.
So there's five chances for you to win the Artecnica jug!  Giveaway starts February 21st and ends February 28th.  Winner will be chosen at random. Remember, if I can't find a contact email or link for you, you can't win,and I will select a new winner.

Cheers!

~Judy

18 comments:

k said...

I'm a follower!

nadia[dot]torrieri[at]gmail[dot]com

k said...

I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/naddie_t/status/9452045026

nadia[dot]torrieri[at]gmail[dot]com

k said...

I'm following you on twitter! naddie_t

nadia[dot]torrieri[at]gmail[dot]com

k said...

Facebook fan!

nadia[dot]torrieri[at]gmail[dot]com

Eva Gallant said...

I love that you recycle wedding gowns. I'm always amazed that people spend so much money for them that could totally be sued for more useful things when you first marry.
I just stopped by to say thanks for visiting my blog on my SITS day. Hope you'll visiti again soon!

Ginger said...

I'm a follower!

gingerbutler_@hotmail.com

Amy said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Yours is lovely!

I am currently planning my wedding and it makes me sad to think of only getting to wear my dress once...I don't yet know what I'll do with it when the wedding is over!

Feeling Fit With Dana said...

I am a follower, tweeted and following your fan page on facebook!

The Cookie Girl said...

Stopping by from SITS today!
Have a great weekend.

Mars said...

Its simply a wonderful concept, it definitely saves a lot of money....well thought thumbs up :-)

Kerrie said...

Judy: I am a follower and just stumbled upon this contest! Yay - it fits my March Theme on my blog!

Kerrie
tndrhart2@aol.com
http://bridalgownblog.blogspot.com

Kerrie said...

I just blogged about this contest! I am doing a GREEN theme for March on my blog! AWESOME JUG! http://bridalgownblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/green-hanger.html

Kerrie
tndrhart2@aol.combona

Kerrie said...

Tweet Tweet! http://twitter.com/bridalgownblog

Kerrie said...

Judy...Guess what? I am now following you on Twitter! ;)

Ashley said...

I am a follower of your blog!

demureprincess7(at)gmail.com

Cynthia at A Shimmy In My Spirit said...

I'm a follower here and on twitter. I tweeted, I'm a facebook fan, I posted the give away on my blog
http://www.ashimmyinmyspirit.com/

Love your blog - great idea. I am thrilled to have you sign on to dance around your kitchen in March. You improved your mood 40% in just a few minutes. I am seriously impressed! So glad you've joined the party.

Scraps said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

I *love* what you're doing here, this is a fantastic idea and a perfect way to make weddings more green without sacrificing quality or aesthetic. Bravo!

Liliputian said...

I am a follower. Please enter me in giveaway. Thanks

Len
liliput74@hotmail.com

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