Thursday, December 6, 2012

Giveaway - The Country Barrel (Ended)

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Another Thursday - Another Giveaway!

This weeks giveaway is from The Country Barrel, who is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate!
Read ahead to learn more about this talented duo, and see how to enter for your chance to win!

This giveaway is open to Worldwide!



When did you start getting into crafting, and what did you start with? 
We have both been quite crafty, and come from families that contain knitters, sewers, painters, woodworkers, etc...So we have always been entertained with some sort of craft. It wasn't until one Christmas that we started making our own gifts for family and friends, when we really started to have the crafting fever...Lol!



Do you work outside of your Etsy shop?
We are blessed to have the opportunity to both be able to quit our day jobs and transition full-time into our Etsy shop.

How did you learn about Etsy? 
We learned about Etsy from Tanita's mother, who said we should put some of our ideas/gifts on there. Prior to that we had never heard of it.

When did you start your shop? 
We opened shop in March 2011, and never looked back =)






Where does your inspiration for your items come from? 
Creating is something of a passion for us, which we love to share with others. We believe that there is a purpose for everything and the inspiration to create comes from absolutely anything.

Is there a certain item with a story behind it? 
Yes, our very first Wine Cork Letter "D". It was made with no intent of ever selling, until we listed it on Etsy and it immediately sold. Since then it has been our most viewed item and we have made over 200 of them.







Do you have advice for any shops just starting? 
Absolutely! Photography, Photography, Photography! The old saying; "A picture is worth a thousand words" holds very true in the Etsy community. Not only does the photography sell your item, but it defines your brand. Trying to be the red umbrella in a sea of black ones is quite difficult, but if you can make it happen you will be on the right track. Establish yourself as soon as you can, and don't be afraid to ask questions.




Do you have a Facebook fan page? Twitter?







Fun Questions to Get to Know You:


Which bad habits of other people drive you crazy? 
When people don't capitalize their names or the state they live in. Drives us bonkers. Lol =)


Do you have any pets? If so what are their names? 
Yes! We have two cats named; Oliver (Ollie) and Cassie (Kissa) and we also have a dog named; Missy (Rooibos, pronounced Roy-Bus like the tea)






What is the furthest place you have traveled? 
England.


If you could get back a lost item from your past, what would it be? 
The pair of cloud sheets on my bed. Being honest =)


What is your favorite food? 
Noodles!






* What You Can Win *


Winner will receive a $25 Store Credit/Gift Certificate good towards The Country Barrel!
This giveaway is open Worldwide!

Restrictions: The gift certificate applies to "handmade" items only, basically everything but our "vintage" section =)




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35 comments:

la petite lulu said...

Great giveaway - I've just been checking out their etsy shop, the mason jar cups with straws are gorgeous!

rusty said...

Hm... Hard to choose! But this, probably: http://www.etsy.com/listing/94551924/hanging-mason-jar-flower-vases-with-frog
Email: emelina@gmail.com

Knight said...

Awesome giveaway here!
I've been looking through their shop for a long time
and i think the mason jar cups with the straws are great too
i would love to have them
email: exta_smiler@yahoo.com

Ashley Gardner said...

Great giveaway! I love the mason jar tumblers with the straws!

Nicole Lounder said...

Awesome giveaway!

Linda Meyers-Gabbard said...

I would put it towards this bird feeder.

CHRISTMAS DELIVERY - Upcycled Rustic Country Antique Blue Mason Jar Bird Feeder With Copper Hanger

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I really like this-

http://www.etsy.com/listing/77266556/mason-jar-solar-light-lantern-lids-set

logansmommy0611 said...

i like the mason jars with straws for lemonade and iced tea in the summer!

Marija said...

I would get the Hanging Mason Jar Flower Vases With Frog Lids - Set of 2.

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

Morphine said...

I'd get one of the Hanging Mason Jar Solar Light Lanterns

kjmillionie(at)gmail(dot)com
(Keya M on the Rafflecopter)

kiddo said...

I love the set of 6 DIY Lantern Lids.

kiddomsg at gmail dot com

The Clines said...

I'd love a mason jar bird feeder!

Isaa said...

my fav is http://www.etsy.com/listing/107158454/diy-hanging-mason-jar-luminary-lantern

Bekalee314 said...

Hanging Antique Blue Mason Jar Solar Light QUART Perfect Mason

Chasity said...

Hanging Blue Mason Jar Solar Light

Robin said...

The Mason Jar Bird Feeder is incredible! :) I want it! Thanks for the giveaway!

Hi, Im Kelly! said...

love the solar lighted ones

Grace L said...

I would get the Hanging Mason Jar Flower Vase With Frog Lid!!!

The Perfect Bridesmaid said...

love the wine cork letters
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Alice Beerland said...

I loved the http://www.etsy.com/listing/107159069/christmas-delivery-diy-hanging-mason-jar

So I would probably get this!

Lkay107 said...

I like the Antique Blue Pint Mason

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥Kat F.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

I like the hanging tea light luminaries.

Terri Herman said...

The mason jar bird feeder is what I would pick! Love it!

Sammi said...

I love the bird feeders, but these are so cute! http://www.etsy.com/listing/97219223/christmas-delivery-antique-blue-mason

Tory Bennett-Daggett said...

I would use it for the DIY luminary lids... it makes so much sense, seeing as I already have plenty of mason jars! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Anne Consolacion said...

I love the Upcycled Rustic Country Antique Blue Mason Jar Bird Feeder With Copper Hanger. It's so cute! I'd put the money in a pot for this beauty.

Megan Parsons said...

I'd get the DIY Hanging Mason Jar Luminary Lantern Lids - Set of 6

beyondthewindow said...

i'd get this:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/80447250/christmas-delivery-mason-jar-solar-light
i love it!!!

Lindsey said...

I'd get the bird feeder!

Molli Vandehey said...

loving the soap jars :)

pippirose said...

I love the Upcycled Rustic Country Mason Jar Bird Feeder With Copper Hanger.

alena said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/80695613/customized-handmade-vintage-wine-cork

Chelsea said...

I love the Upcycled Rustic Country Mason Jar Bird Feeder With Copper Hanger, I'd totally get that with the $

ann said...

Antique Blue Pint Mason Jar Soap or Lotion Dispenser I like

Bee W Bedard said...

Mason Jar Garden Lanterns Hanging Tea Light Luminaries - Set of 4

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