Friday, March 27, 2009

Mireio Feature and Giveaway! ( Closed, winner announced)

I would like to introduce everyone to Wende the very talented owner of Mireio.

Mireio specializes in luxurious and relaxing spa products, fragrant soy candles, beautiful vintage glass candle holders, and much more!

I met Wende through the Etsy forums, and her shop immediately caught my eye. She makes such luxurious products, and best of all, they are affordable!

I had the chance to ask Wende a few questions about her and her products; here is what she had to say:

Q: How long have you been making your elegant creations, and what inspired you to start doing this?

A: I'm the child of a seamstress, so I grew up sewing. But it took me a long time to work up the courage to actually sell my work. I've made housewares for my own home for years before I took the plunge last fall and started Mireio. As for inspiration, before I opened Mireio I had a vintage store online that did very well. But I found over time that I really wanted to create with the vintage materials that I was finding. I love to mix new with old and find new uses for long forgotten items. So I'm a big fan of upcycling and recycling and refashioning. Creating a new use to something beautiful is a thrill!

Q: There are a large variety of handmade items in your shop from candles to napkins, which do you like creating the most, and why?

A: I must confess, I'm fickle. I tend to love whatever I'm working on at the moment. But if I had to choose, I'd say creating custom orders for people is a real joy. I love listening to what they want and need and then coming up with something totally unique just for them!

Q: What, in your experience, has been the best part about owning your own business as a handmade artist?

A: I've so enjoyed my experience on Etsy--and meeting people and finding new independent artists has been a lovely bi-product of owning my own business. I've had so much fun with it, that I actually write and tweet The Best of Etsy each week. I can't tell you how many amazing people I've met through the process. I love the community it provides. And it's absolutely gratifying to make something you know will be treasured.

Thank you Wende!

Here are a few of our favorite things from Mireio


Wende has graciously agreed to sponsor a GIVEAWAY!!!

What’s up for grabs?????

This beautiful set of six fragrant spring acorn sachets!



Vintage fabrics and prints adorn the adorable sachets. Each is filled with luxurious lavender from Provence. Topped with a real acorn cap and accented with a tiny glass seed bead, each of these Acorns is unique--one of a kind. While small, these lovely sachets are quite fragrant with an amazing palette of lilac, lavender, and hyacinth.

We are going to give you a chance to receive 10 entries into this giveaway!

1.Go to Wende’s shop Mireio and take a look around, then come back here and leave a comment letting us know what item in her shop you like the most. =1 entry

2. Leave a comment letting us know that you are a new or current follower of this blog =2 entries

3. Grab our button (leave a comment, letting us know) = 3 entries

4. Blog or twitter about this giveaway (leave a comment with a link to your post or tweet) =4 entries

5. Purchase any item from Mireio, come back here and leave a comment letting us know what you bought (will be verified) and you will receive 6 additional entries for a total of 10 entries!

All entries must have an email address on them (so we can reach you). If your email is located in your blogger account that is fine, just make sure to leave us a way to contact you.

We will end the giveaway and announce the winner on Sunday April 5th at 6pm central time.

Thank you again to Wende for a great interview, and for sponsoring this wonderful giveaway. You can get even more info about Wende and her shop by visiting her blog , or you can catch her on Twitter.

Good luck everyone.

106 comments:

mverno said...

I LIKE THE SWEET HONEY CANDLES mverno@roadrunner.com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

La Boheme Papillon Napkins Set of 4

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k1p1girl said...

Do I have to pick? I like all that Wende has on her site. I wish I had funds to buy it ALL. Ok, if I must pick, I am drawn to Luscious Lemon Tree. The color pops!

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Sue said...

I'd love to have a couple of sets of the La Boheme Papillon Napkins. They're so pretty!

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I love this: Wild Roses Soy Candle-- Vintage Federal Glass

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janehixon said...

The Mon Ami Pillow is gorgeous.....

Amber said...

The Cashmere Spa Travel Pillow is my favorite!
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The Green Yak on Etsy said...

There are so many lovely things in the shop, that I just had to add it as a favorite!

The Fine Art Photography Postcards are beautiful :-)

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Meredith said...

I love the Sophia Votive -- Vintage Fabric and Upcycled Glass. So pretty. I love that the artist is from Astoria, that is my favorite town on the Oregon Coast.
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Sunnyvale said...

wild roses soy candles

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the Silk and Cashmere Orchid PIllow-- Buckwheat and Lavender Filled is So pretty!

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vboackle said...

i like the Cashmere Spa Travel Pillow.

deedleweedle said...

I'd love to try the Sweet Honey Candles!

Damla said...

I like Mandalay Pillow -- Vintage Textiles -- Buckwheat Hulls and Lavender.

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Love the Cashmere Spa Travel Pillow.

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Lisa said...

I like the spa pillows... I could use a facial and massage.
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minishoes said...

I would pick the sweet honey candles and I bet they smell good! what a great giveaway! thanks jacquecurl@gmail.com

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JJ said...

I love the La Boheme Papillon Napkins Set of 4...

CurlyfrySC's Collage said...

I like the Tula Votive -- Vintage Fabric Votive Holder. It would look so pretty on my nightstand. A beautiful contrast to what my husband's looks like!

morethananumber said...

I love the Silk and Cashmere Orchid PIllow-- Lavender and Buckwheat Hull Insert! What a neat shop.

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bFlat said...

I love the Wild Roses Soy Candle!

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Stephanie said...

I like the Mireio Spa and Travel Pillow -- Vintage Butterflies.

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Shanda said...

The Spa Pillow in Danish Cotton and Cashmere Silk in Orchid is my favorite!
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Five O'Clock Somewhere said...

My favorite item is the Silk and Cashmere Orchid PIllow-- Lavender and Buckwheat Hull Insert. Perfect for all the migraines I get!

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Miccosukee said...

The Ginger and Soy Candles in the Vintage Federal Glasses were only one of my favorites. I would love everything she has to offer. Talk about serenity.
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White Poppy said...

Mireio is one of my favorite shops on Etsy! Everything is beautiful. I love the sweet honey candles.

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David Johnson said...

The Passion Fruit Soy Candle --Vintage 1950s Glass--Sunny Yellow sounds inviting, thanks.

Smooshy said...

i like the cashmere spa travel pillow!

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I like Mireio Spa Pillow -- Your Favorite Sweater-- Buckwheat Hulls and Lavender.

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Mireio Spa Pillow -- Danish Cotton and Cashmere Silk in Orchid

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I would love to have the mireio spa pillow in danish cotton and cashmere silk in orchard.
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drumoo said...

wow, her stuff is awesome! Really getting into her soy candles--the rose one looks fantastic!

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I like Silk and Cashmere Orchid PIllow-- Lavender and Buckwheat Hull Insert

Twincere said...

I love the Ginger Infusion Candle -- Vintage Green Glass -- Sample Size!

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jackeyo @ etsy.com said...

I just purchased some GREAT items from Wende's Mireio shop... I bought 2 spa pillows, a vintage blue glass candle, and a set of three sachets... this is my 3rd time I have bought from Wende, her items and talent stand out here on ETSY... I love everything I've bought from her... and I am always checking in on her shop to see what's new... I will be doing my MOTHER'S Day shopping @ Mireio...
What a great gift it would be for any MOM to get a gift from Wende's shop... :D

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I love the Spa Pillows. My favorite print is the Cashmere Spa Travel Pillow -- Buckwheat Hulls and Lavender. Thanks

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I adore the Silk and Cashmere Orchid PIllow.

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conlar said...

The Lime and Coconut Soy Candle would be my pick!

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The Passion Fruit Soy Candle sounds yummy! Thanks for the chance.

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Ludmilochka said...

Tula Votive - Vintage Fabric Votive Holder is very cute!

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