Monday, March 21, 2011

road to the last tchotchke

We all have items we have that we don't need.

In fact, I am sure you can walk into your garage or open any clost and find something that you could live without. Well...wouldn't it be fabulous to give that item to someone who would treasure it in the light of its true nature?

I know lots of people in the blog world are having "yard sales" of sorts, but I thought it would be even more special to have a yard sale of FREE stuff.

Also, I want to include as many people as possible in this little adventure. Sure I have lots of stuff, but I am sure you do too. What if we could have a place to showcase all our baubles and treasures in hopes of finding new homes for them?  Hence....
So...what is this and how do you do it?

This little hop is all about bringing bloggers and their love for shopping together in a massive swap of tchotchkes. In my thoughts..I would rather give those candlesticks that don't work in my home to someone who would cherish and love them. Hence the thought of the gift will flourish with its new owner and give us bloggers one more element to bring us closer together.

First thing is first..find your item. Please only pick a home decor item {if this is popular maybe we can have future ones all about shoes, toys, clothing, or accessories}. 

Then take a picture of the item you wish to give away for free and create a post all about the item. In your post please indicate any pertinant measurements, colors, or specifics of the item. Your post also needs to address shipping issues {will you cover shipping, will the receiver cover shipping and if much and how will they pay}. Lastly your post might want to address how you will "pick" the receiver if there are more than one interested. {I plan on doing a random generator.}

Once you have your post and all the nitty gritty worked out, link up to the blog hop with the picture of the item you are wanting to give away for free. Please limit one link per item. You can give away more...but for each item, please link & post it separately.

The hop will be open for a week so there is plenty of time to shop your house to give something away and time to shop the hop. Then on Tuesday, March your generator or pick your winner. Please wait till that date so anyone and everyone has a chance to link and then shop.

You do not have to link up to shop...just have fun and who knows...your gift might make its way into a new friend's hand. In my opinion...this is a delightful way to get rid of clutter as well as meet/make new friends.


PS Please get the word out...the more we have participate, the more treasures we have to choose from. :)


  1. what a fun project. I'm IN!

    as soon as I get home from work I'm going to go bring up some goods! (If I can figure out how to link up)


  2. Hello! What a great blog! Certainly worth a second visit, heavens, I added you to my blog list! I found you while googling for diy lampshades. Love your 'handwritten' shade tutorial. I am in the process of gathering things for my own vintage booth and need some lampshade ideas : D
    But, I have to say, what really, really, really, got to me about your blog is that you are a pharmacy student! My son is too---he graduates this year and we are beyond thrilled. Would love to hear more of your pharm adventures! Good Luck, and what a great career!!!

  3. Girl, The Nester just tweeted this! Woot!

  4. What a great idea! I'll see what I can find as I pack.

  5. Interesting concept!! Wow... I have some stuff, but I am not sure how I would handle the details like shipping and all... Hmm.. I may watch how this goes first. If anyone is local to Phoenix, though, ping me...

  6. Oh, I'm so excited!
    I have an Etsy shop but some things I'd like to just pass along to someone who would love it, yanno?

    I'll search my shelves - there are lots of things to add. This is gonna be so fun!!!

    Psst - There's still time to enter our giveaway!

  7. Megan, this is a wonderful idea! Thank you for hosting such a fun and original hop! Speaking of hops, I decided to give away a trio of the hopping moss bunnies that I featured on my site.


    P.S. I found you via Gail at My Repurposed Life

  8. Such a FAB idea...I have so many tchotchke's - where to begin! I am going to get my act together and offer something fabulous. And tchotchke is one of my favorite words!

  9. Love this idea...I do have something in mind but have to figure out the s/h concept!


  10. I am LINKED up!!! Can't wait for the next one. This is an amazing idea,Thank you!


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