Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Novica and a surprise at the end of this post.

 Have you heard of Novica?

Don't worry, if you answered no, you're in good company, 

with yours truly

Until recently, I hadn't either. 

Novica is a fair trade artisan website, partnered with National Geographic to

bring the artistic talents of artists from around the world to you 

through the internet, because not everyone is fortunate enough

to have their own Artist at home. 
 I've browsed through their site, and browsed and browsed 

and browsed a whole lot more. And then the male twin browsed, he loves the men's rings.

This place is bursting at the seams with unique and creative items.

Their site is uber-organized, so if you looking for a gift for your best friend,

an eco-friendly gift or even a corporate gift, they've made searching

for whatever you need, fast and simple.

And while supporting a local economy is important to me, 

supporting fair trade is also very near and dear to my heart.

In fact, I would highly recommend checking out how they are helping artisans

through their micro-finance  assistance. By assisting in financing an interest free loan,'

you are helping an artisan with expensive start up business costs or perhaps to help

them build up their stock.

 And to help spread the word about this supportive, fair trade site, and with the generosity of Novica,

I am delighted to offer a giveaway for a gift certificate from Novica for $75.

So here's the sweet and lowdown on the giveaway. 

I dare you to visit Novica and leave me a comment telling me what your favourite item is.

If you're a follower and you leave a comment, you will automatically be entered a second time.

Blog about this giveaway and I'll give you a third shot, just be sure to let me know.

And to make it fair, because once you visit Novica I probably won't hear from you for days,

I'll leave this giveaway open until March 19th midnight.

Have fun browsing!

The photos above are some of my favourites.

(and as I preview this really is a coincidence that they're all green-ish!)
If you haven't done so yet, please check out my new button post below

and tell me which one is your favourite. It' a pretty tight race. Ha!

~Be well friends!~


Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Oh I love NOVICA. I received a abeautiful pair of silver hoop earrings from there.
Now I'd like to tgo for a purse, no a bracelet, no necklace., oh heck I love so much there. I even found some cobalt blue glasses with a pitcher on there once, now to find it again would be good!

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

We browse NOVICA all the time! yay!!!!
One of the places I go to dream when
I feel icky :(
Another in-common thingie :)
xo, misha

Dawn said...

Oh THANK YOU!!! What a great their items. My favorite: the Glass Picture in Cobalt spirals:)

Maura @ Kisiwa Creek Photography said...

OH MY GOSH Andrea! I'm going back again tomorrow to see more things as it's past my bedtime now. I LOVE the purses (handbags) and those orchid petal earrings are just beautiful. Please put me in for the draw and of course I'm a follower. I'll put your give-away in my sidebar tomorrow and will post another comment then. I can hardly keep my eyes open so I'm heading to bed. I hope you have a wonderful Thursday!
Maura :)

Nancy said...

I'm thinking maybe the wood walking stick, 'Master of the Sky'. Just gorgeous! :)

Joan said...

Boy, what a lot of neat stuff! I love the handbags (I'm in need of one but how to choose). I like the outdoor metal signs - the horse is gorgeous but the rooster would be neat as well. Decisions, decisions.

TexWisGirl said...

Nice site! I'd probably have to pick one of the miniature paintings - like the woodpecker or ducks' nest. :) And I'm a stalker aka follower. :)

Anke said...

I had never heard of the site before, thank you for sharing it with us. There are lots of beautiful things on the site, but my favorites are some of the earrings. I especially like the 'magic circle' earrings.

Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

Some of my colleagues have discussed NOVICA but I must confess, I've never checked it out! I will now! Great Giveaway Andrea!

Dandy said...

Oh the artwork, I can't decide on which painting or photograph I like best- there is such a variety it's hard to narrow it down!

MamaMonki said...

With the promise of spring around the corner I'd have to pick one of their beautiful anklets. My favorite right now is Moonstone Mystic.... but I like the Green one too.

Thanks for introducing me to this site. Super cool!

MamaMonki said...

I am a follower already.

MJ said...

What a wonderful idea and giveaway! I have not heard of Novica so, you are right, this could take me all night. Fortunately I found something right away, a handmade beaded cotton skirt called Night and Day by Vijay Singh--so so pretty!! thanks for the chance Andrea!! (And I am already a follower :))

Tami said...

Wow! I love this site, I'd never heard of it. My favorite (so far) would be the amethyst and garnet cluster ring...Thanks for the link!

Anne-Marie T said...

I love the Murano handblown vase, 'Jade and Amber Power'.


Anne-Marie T said...

I am following on google friend connect as Anne-Marie T.


Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

I could sure see me sportin' that pretty Sterling silver cocktail ring, on my finger!

I've been stuck here on the Ponderosa far too long...I've never hear of Novica before today. Geesh...I do need to get out more! Heeehehe!!!

God bless and have a fun giveaway sweetie!!!

Patrice said...

I love the pearl drop earrings!

Patrice said...

I already follow on GFC.

Unknown said...

My favourite NOVICA items are the Alpaca throws, especially in the INCA DUCK patterns.

Unknown said...

Of course I'm a follower too!

Flat Creek Farm said...

I think I've shopped Novica before? But I'm happy for the reminder - what an awesome place to shop! I love the amethyst rooster ring (even tho it's a man's ring, it would go perfectly w/ my new chicken wellies.. lol). Thanks, Andrea! and yep, I'm a happy follower! -Tammy

Chris at Red Gate Farm said...

This would be a tough choice... I've never shopped Novica but their ceramics and tableware are beautiful! It would be a hard choice for the winner. Thanks for hosting another great giveaway!


Chris at Red Gate Farm said...

And of course, I'm a follower!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting about Novica. I didn't know about the site. there is a beautiful handled basket that would be lovely to bring food in from the garden and a wonderful alpaca sweater that I could see myself staying toasty in.

Anna Larson said...

WOW my list would be WAY to long to list. Lets Just say I could set my table with ALL the green table ware. I could stock my bar (that I don't really have) with all that green glass ware. and I could fill my closet with all the green clothing items. That green Pitcher and glassware set is way up there on my favorite list.
And I follow you already. Thanks for the giveaway.

Penny said...

Wow ... I didn't get past the rings and already have a lengthy list! Tomorrow I will have to dig deeper and make a blog post too. =)

Lollie said...

Glasses, 'Conical Tortoiseshell' I'm in need of glasses! All mine have disappeared!!

Jenny said...

I love the cotton and leather mayou bag!

Thanks for the fun chance.

Anonymous said...

I love the daisy bowl but also the chicken ceramic that you featured:0)

Anonymous said...

I am a follower too:0)

Deb said...

I love the silk scarves they have on Novica.

Deb said...

Aaaaand I'm a follower!

Verde Farm said...

I’ve never heard of it but I know already I’ll love it. That chicken--Sigh...
Please enter me Andrea :) If I’m not too late.
Going to see Novica now.

Dropped Stitch Knitter said...

I'd never heard of Novica specifically,but has a similar section of their website. The whole idea is great! I don't even know where to start with what I like. I just spent 45 minutes (!) on their website... I think it really might be too hard to choose.

Dropped Stitch Knitter said...

And I am a follower :)