Tuesday, August 16, 2011

mini mid-week giveaway: gorgeous Sanjou thread cards

Hi friends. I mentioned in my last post how much I love collecting vintage bits and pieces. I told you about my clothing and cookbook collections, and I mentioned my buttons. But actually I love all vintage haberdashery and just can't get enough of old notions and gadgets. One place this has led me to is a little shop in Melbourne called L'ucello. If you love old buttons, silk ribbons and and velvet flowers from old Parisian milliner's shops or just gorgeous interiors and visual merchandising, you should really visit.

Last time I was there, I came across some beautiful French haberdashery by Maison Sajou, a vintage brand that was relaunched in 2004. The bits and pieces are just stunning; there's gorgeous detailed embroidery scissors and cases, thimbles, needle-threaders, lace-making bobbins and these sweet little thread cards in gorgeous Parisian designs (see above), perfect for winding up your bits and pieces of embroidery thread, or just to have around as a pretty nick-knack. I picked up one set for myself, but thought my blogging friends might appreciate the chance to have a set too?

The set that I'm giving away is made of six thread cards, each featuring the Eiffel tower in different colours. They're gorgeous! They do pop up on Etsy from time to time, and the exact set I'm giving away is this one here that sold a little while ago. They come in a sweet folded box and make gorgeous gifts - if you can bear to give them away!

This giveaway is open to readers world-wide; all you need to do is become a follower of this blog and comment below this post to let me know. Of course those already following can enter. Just leave a comment below here to say 'hello Lexi, count me in'! I'll draw the winner at 9 am on Monday morning (which will be Sunday evening for most of you folk o/s). Good luck!


The fine print: This giveaway is self-funded and has in not been sponsored by Sanjou or L'ucello. I love to support small, independent businesses though and encourage you all to visit L'ucello if you're in town.


  1. How exciting! They're just darling! Please count me in lexi :)

  2. yowza those are SO sweet lexi! this is such a loverly giveaway... and those shops are gorgeous... if i won, i think i would tie mine on my vintage christmas tree. and then they would hang from my sewing shelf!

    i follow you, girl, in fact i think of you now as we watch mad men. when we got to the "magnificent ship" line, i made ruggy pause the episode and i yammered on about your gorgeous dress :)

  3. Does "following" mean that subscribing to you on Google reader? Because I did that ages ago :) If it's something else, though, let me know!

  4. Please count me in, I follow you in google reader!

  5. I have you in my Google reader and I have liked you on Facebook! Lovely site!

  6. oh, hi there!

    I stumbled on to your blog through Orangette somewhere, and because you have such a lovely blog, I subscribed. What perfect timing! Oh, and I'm taking my first trip to Paris in about a month, so, what a coincidence.

  7. Hello...
    Well, I just can't count if the giveaway has already ended or not:) I am from Czech republic and I just don't know:))
    But I like your blog and wanna follow it.
    Good luck in blogging.


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