Saturday, December 4, 2010

Chixycoco Vintage Review and Giveaway

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Chixycoco Vintage
Interview with Chixy from Chixycoco Vintage

Tell us a little bit about yourself, Chixy.
In my other life, I am an  illustrator here in London with over 20 years experience as a freelancer.  My work is montage based, so I have a big collection of both images and objects which at some point will find their way into my artwork. I have a passion for travel and simply cannot resist the opportunity to visit street markets and local shops to see what is on offer!

What inspired you to open your shop?
Selling vintage is another way for me to be creative, and in this line of work, you never stop learning things.  I also love that my customers are both near and far... it is nice to think that items in my shop will be starting new life in another part of the world!

What is your favorite item in your shop?
At the moment it has to be this beautiful Art Nouveau tin, which probably once held sweets or candy.  I am a big fan of vintage graphics and this is a good example of its era and quite rare.

What is your favorite quote or saying?
“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.”....Dorothy Parker

~My Review~
I love to go to garage sales when the weather is nice and the very first thing I look for is unique looking antiques. I love them because I feel each and every one of them has a story to tell. Who used to own them? What places have these items been to? I never really know exactly how old they are until I get home and do some research on them. Even then, most of the time I can't pin point it. However, that makes them even more special to me because they are really truly one of a kind and not everyone has them. I mean think about it...I see
this pincushion and I think of the woman that used it to create things for her family. Did she have a shop? What could she have looked like? The questions really are endless. This is just one example of an item you can purchase from Chixycoco Vintage. Chixy's shop has some very unique and lovely items.






Some Great Finds from Chixycoco Vintage:
 Gibson Style Girl Vase
 This is one of my favorite items from Chixycoco! It's dated at abt 1912. I bet this was one pretty decoration in a bedroom or even maybe a powder room.

 
Paper Mache Glove Box 
 This box dates back to the end of the 19th Century and because of the designs is probably from continental Europe. Originally used for gloves; but if I bought this I would use it to store misc. desk items such as: paper clips and push pins.

  Embroidered Children's Boots from Asia
 I wouldn't recommend letting your children wear these because they are so old and fragile. These have the whimsical fairy tale look that I love. It's amazing that these boots have held strong all these years! 


Item I was sent to review:


 
This is called a "Flower Frog" and it is made from green glass. It was made in England somewhere between 1930-1940. It was originally used to arrange flowers in a bowl or vase so that they stay upright.  Chixy informed me that these days they are mostly used to hold pens, paintbrushes, and pencils. Right now, I'm using to hold pens on my desk! I really love it. I was using this coffee can I painted to hold my pens and pencils but now I'm using the Flower Frog. I really think that this would be great for anyone! 
 ~Giveaway~
Chixycoco Vintage is going to give one of my readers a $15 Gift Certificate to buy something awesome from their site!

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Giveaway ends on Dec. 18, 2010 at 11:59P.M CST
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I received no Monetary compensation for doing this review and giveaway. I did receive an item to review though. Prize will be shipped directly from sponsor. 

142 comments:

  1. i love the Art Nouveau Hand Mirror because of its vintage like look. Im also a fan of arts and this one is so pretty

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  2. im a follower on twitter via @stopthedrama

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  3. I love the Goldtone Brooch with Amber Stones, Because of the swirling design which happens to be a triskelion, which is like ... heavy duty symbolism when it comes to most european mythology, especially celtic. What can I say? I'm a history geek!

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  9. The Edwardian Shoe Pincushion is perfect for my mother in law who designs dresses.

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  10. I love the Scottish Thistle Vase I love the colors. Kellyeandjosh@aol.com

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  11. Partridge in a Pear Tree Christmas Ornament is cute.

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  12. I love, love, love the '50s cats eye sunglasses!!!

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  18. Fun Vintage Shop! I like the Three dollhouse dolls from the 1960's because they are unique and would look cute even sitting on a shelf :)
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  22. already a fan on facebook.
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  23. the The Total Look - Knock Em' Dead is my fave item on the shop coz its just what i need :)

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  27. I love the Set of Six Pastel Shot Glasses. They're so much classier than most of the shot glasses I come across.

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  30. I hearted Chixycoco Vintage on etsy- username bokononist

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  31. #1 I love the papaya passion body smoothie from your shop.

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  32. #2 I love the papaya passion body smoothie from your shop.

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  33. #1 I love the papaya passion body smoothie from your shop.

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  34. I love the Art Nouveau Tin Box, Because it's totaly my style!

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  35. I follow your blog

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  36. Art Nouveau hand mirror would be my favourite.

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  37. I like Sharp Toffee Tin with Jockey and Horseshoe Motifs!

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  46. I woudl love to try Papaya Passion Luxury Soap Bar Trio from your Open Sky Store!

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  48. I would love to try Papaya Passion Luxury Soap Bar Trio from your Open Sky Store!

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  49. I hearted Chixycoco Vintage on Etsy! (oksana2372)

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  50. I LOVE this tie: Vintage Silk Tie English 1950's


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  51. I like the embroidered children's books because the colors are so bright and fun!

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  52. I love the Renaissance Style Victorian Brass Miniature Picture Frame, because I collect frames, and this one is gorgeous!
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  57. I like the Organic facial Mask on your Open Sky site.
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  58. #2 I like the Organic Facial Mask on your Open Sky site.
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  60. #2 I like you on FB...and wrote on your wall that I entered this giveaway.
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  68. Art Nouveau Hand Mirror it is very gothicy and totally my style..

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  69. I like the Red Green Drop Earrings since they remind me so much of my aunt

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  72. I'm a follower.
    Thank you for the giveaway
    I love everything, the pin cushions are great and silver cat ring holder is terrific too.

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  74. Every thing in this store is absolutely incredible. I love the Japanese glove box. Keeping my fingers crossed!!


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  75. I follow you on twitter @cerenaleigh


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  76. I love the papaya body smoothie from your product store :)

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  77. I love the Mid Century Goldtone Shell Brooch.

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  81. I collect all kinds of shot glasses so I would get 50's Style Retro Shot Glasses and add them to my collection. Thank you.

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  83. Cool gift ideas! Wish someone also send me like that. Anyway, I've been looking for topics as interesting as this. Looking forward to your next post.

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  84. love the Mid Century Goldtone Shell brooch
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  85. Daily tweet:
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  86. love the Partridge in a Pear Tree Christmas Ornament
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  88. hearted on etsy (BeadsByRoni)
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  90. I like the old magazine print of God Save the Queen.


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  91. I follow with gfc.

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  92. I love those pastel shot glasses!

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  93. I like the Vintage Silk Tie English 1950's, so I can gift it to my father.

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  103. 1) I like the Extreme Nail Lacquer - Immortal from your open sky store.

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  104. 2) I like the Extreme Nail Lacquer - Immortal from your open sky store.

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  105. 3) I like the Extreme Nail Lacquer - Immortal from your open sky store.

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  106. Heart the shop (SweepstakeLover).

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  115. http://www.etsy.com/listing/56670792/art-nouveau-hand-mirror
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  119. i follow u on twitter (id @2thousandthings)

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  120. my favorite on your open sky store is the Papaya Passion Body Smoothie.

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  121. my favorite on your open sky store is the Papaya Passion Body Smoothie.

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  122. my favorite on your open sky store is the Papaya Passion Body Smoothie.

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  123. i heart the store on etsy (id 2thousandthings)


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  124. I would love to get the Vintage Sifta Salt Tin. It makes me happy and would look great in my kitchen :)

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