Friday, July 1, 2011

A New Shop Discovered and a Giveaway!

The other day in my Internet wanderings I came across a new-to-me Etsy shop. I was instantly smitten and it would be no exaggeration to say that I'm head over heels for the wonderful handmade poufs from aletafae. The lady behind the handiwork is the talented Aleta Savage and below is but a small sampling of her whimsical offerings.








Really, I could barely contain myself from posting each and every rotund option, but I didn't want to seem a greedy girl (even though I am, clearly). The possibilities are endless...think nursery, family room, playroom, bedroom. In fact, where couldn't you use an extra comfy perch, a place to prop your feet, or a child-friendly floor pillow!

Seriously, they are so darn cute in their plump form and the fabric choices are so fun and modern, I would buy one for aesthetics alone. However, these poufs are just as much about function as form. Aleta says that when her young son is in bed asleep, she loves to jump on her sewing machine and create. With kids, a lot of time is spent playing on the floor and this is when she realized how great it would be to have something comfy to lounge on. She loves these poufs because they are functional and durable, yet super stylish and unique. They are also versatile and can be used as ottomans, coffee tables, pet beds, and the list goes on. All items are handmade by Aleta in her home studio using high-quality materials.

Well I for one need no convincing and even better, Aleta has graciously and generously offered one of her 18" poufs as a giveaway. That's right, one lucky reader will be able to choose a beautiful pouf from Aleta's shop or, alternatively, choose a fabric from Aleta's inventory and she will create a custom pouf for the winner. To enter the giveaway, simply hop on over to Aleta's shop, take a gander at all the gorgeous possibilities, and then leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite. Good luck choosing just one! Of course, be sure to leave your email or contact information in your comment. I'll announce a winner on Friday, July 8th!

For all my friends in the states, have a wonderful holiday weekend!

**Please note, this giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and international residents as well, however, to minimize shipping costs outside of the U.S., international residents must be willing to stuff the pouf themselves should they be the lucky winner. Also, please leave your contact information in your comment. I would hate not to be able to reach the winner!**

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56 comments:

Jennifer said...

Sorry I'm always a lurker, but that Turquoise Natural Tazo is crying my name...Aleta Savage is indeed talented. Thanks for bringing her to our attention.

nkp said...

Jennifer, you're welcome! Thank you for visiting AND lurking! Of course, the giveaway is open to regular visitors and lurkers, alike!

;-)

Cara said...

Ah-MAZ-ING!!

Sherry M said...
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Sherry M said...

These are so beautiful. What a wonderful way to add a punch of color that is portable! I love the strong, graphic black-and-white ones, too!

mb said...

What a find Nelya. I love so many of the wonderful poufs. I could close my eyes and pick any of them and be happy.

mb from Dallas

Elizabeth said...

Love, love, love the Yellow Natural Geometric pattern!!!

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

These are fantastic Nelya! What a great find.
I had a hard time narrowing down a fave, though I'd have to say the flax and green leopard print is about the cutest thing I've seen all day.
Happy Weekend, Alcira

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Joslyn said...

aacckk these are awesome!!! count me in!
xoxo

Erin said...

MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry, I just really like them all.

my favorite and my best- MFAMB to you said...

i like these:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/75825849/18-ottoman-pouf-floor-pillow-charcoal

http://www.etsy.com/listing/73486297/18-ottoman-pouf-floor-pillow-waverly

http://www.etsy.com/listing/74138860/24-ottoman-pouf-floor-pillow-muse

but i think if i won i would be greedy and get a custom one where i could pick the fabric myself.
thank you nelya and aleta for the giveaway!!

i am off to tweet this fab giveaway!!

denese said...

I'M IN LOVE! I want a stack of them. Pick just a favorite? IMPOSSIBLE!! I'll take one in every color.

PICK ME!

Lindsey Gregory said...

Ideally, I'd have them all. But....I don't have the space. I am absolutely in love with the Waverly Parterre Ebony. This one- http://www.etsy.com/listing/69943480/18-ottoman-pouf-floor-pillow-waverly
Gorgeous!

Molly Marler said...

Ahhhhhmazing! Thanks jenny for the tip. :) I want em ALL--and I would have to buy a matching mate to go under my as of now imaginary console in my entry...sigh....

Kate {domestikatedlife} said...

Cute!! I would probably pick the waverly cross and give it to my mom!

The Malko's said...

obsessed!! thanks for finding this shop! I LOVE the orange geometric poof! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

~Brooke

classic • casual • home said...

Oh my gosh these are so cute! Great find. Love them all.

classic • casual • home said...

PS I have a goot spot in my home for the Robetr Allen Blue Ikat!

PROPER HC said...

I love the grey and white Chevron pattern version. It's modern yet will work in any atmosphere. I'd love to put one in my bedroom!

PROPER HC said...

I love the grey and white Chevron. It can easily fit in any environment. I'd love to place one in my bedroom by my closet!

Betsy said...

I love the Amy Butler midwest modern print!

Kerry said...

Oh my goodness these are fantastic! I had a hard time choosing. I've narrowed it down to 2; one I love for the living room: Waverly Cross Section Green and one I love for the bedroom: Amy Butler Midwest Modern Optic Blossom Grey Yellow. I could decorate my entire house with these! But I think the Waverly Cross Section Green is my #1 fav; it would look so great in my sapphire living room as a great accent punch. And yes, I'm a long time lurker as well; I LOVE your blog!

Sarah W said...

My favorite is Turquoise Natural Tazo.

AubreyLaine said...

My fave is the 24" Ottoman Pouf Floor Pillow Premier Prints Dandelion White Chartreuse.
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- Dani said...

18" Ottoman Pouf Floor Pillow Turquoise Natural Tazo, they're all beautiful, here from MFAMB

2MR41H said...

I love all the b&w options, but especially the chevron! Thanks for the chance to win!

Natasha @ Northern Light Blog said...

What a great find!!
I would love the BLUE IKAT!!!!

Pretty Please

nkp said...

It's wonderful to see so many new faces and names! I wish I could give a pouf to each an every one of you. Best of luck all and thanks for stopping by!

La Maison Boheme said...

OMG - they are all so gorgeous how can I decide? I love them all. And if I don't win... I may have to beg borrow and steal some dough to buy one for myself.

My fave is 18" Ottoman Pouf Floor Pillow Turquoise Natural Tazo. I also love the Ikats and the Chavrons. Beautiful.

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ann ladson said...

muse geranium or waverly fish bowl seaweed, i know it's two, i tried very hard to narrow down to one but i can't said i'd send either away if UPS just dropped one off at my front door.

I LOVE your blog so much, thanks for always bringing great content!

CRICKET said...

They are all so beautiful, however the ikat is right up my alley.

Tobe | Because It's Awesome said...

LOVE THEM!!! how psycho do i sound saying that the yellow natural geometric is going to look so good in my someday nursery?? :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my what beautiful things! My favorite is the 18" Ottoman Pouf Floor Pillow Dwell Studio Bella Porte Twilight.

nkp said...

Hi Anon, please leave an email if you would like to be in the running.

Boddricks roost said...

Ok.... I can't decide between the yellow chevron or the black maze... Such fun patterns and color!! A little jewel for any room! Great find!!

susie q said...

Wow. Each one is more adorable than the one before it. And her prices are so reasonable. Here's my pick: Baby Pink Taupe Elephant. Now, I'm crossing my fingers. Pick me, pick me!!

Kerry said...

I might actually be more excited than you. I love the black and white coral but one of the 24" in a yellow and gray would be fab in the family room. I have a 14 year old daughter who would grab the suzani pouf and hold on for dear life!!
I am "hearting"her Etsy shop next.

Danielle said...

These poofs are so cute! I am in love with the Turquoise Natural Tazo print poof! Reminds me of the beach!

My Interior Life said...

Oh, it's so hard to pick! These are fabulous! I would go for either a yellow ikat for my son's room or maybe a zigzag for the playroom. Thanks for hosting this giveaway, Nelya, and for introducing me to this great Etsy seller!

elizabeth leach said...

Wow, so much to love! I choose the poppy giranium pouf. Beautiful!

bofill said...

These are just lovely! My fav is the white turquoise damask...I think!

Tia (aka Claire) said...

I don't really know where to begin. They are all incredible. Can I have one of each :) If I had to pick, I would go with the Large Pouf Floor Pillow Dwell Studio Dotscape Charcoal (http://www.etsy.com/listing/76929214/large-pouf-floor-pillow-dwell-studio)....LOVE dwell, so I double love the pouf!

reid.clairec@gmail.com

Thanks! Claire

karmucaycuquino said...

me encanta aunque tendria que venir a spain
http://karmucaycuquino.blogspot.com/

Julie said...

Nelya,

I hope I'm not too late to enter. What a great find. Those poufs are too cute. I can't pick one they are all equally beautiful.

Happy 4th!

Boom said...

okay....I <3 them all. For my lil cottage I would be so happy to own something like the 18 inch waverly green pouf. Thanks so much for finding this new shop!!

Veronica said...

Love the black and white Chevron! Hope to win! xo

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Emma at The Marion House Book said...

You know how much I love poufs! Will gladly stuff it if I win. I like the suzani printed one!

Victoria said...

Totally adorable. I bet my diva cat would live on one of those.

mistyahrlett said...

These are so cute. Been looking for an accent piece for a spare bedroom. Have to have one.

mistyahrlett said...

Sorry love all of them but the black and white chevron isy fav. Mistyahrlett@ yahoo.com

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Awesome giveaway my dear! I would be delighted with Robert Allen's blue ikat.

Hope you and yours had a great holiday weekend :)

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

If I'm not to late me wants the Orange greek key. These are better than that there cheesy poofs from target's St. Berthas's collection.

Susan Audrey said...

This is totally nifty - I love poufs! Love them. My favorite in her store is the 18" Ottoman Pouf Floor Pillow Waverly Cross Section Green. It would look precious next to my couch!

Thanks for doing this fun giveaway!

reddog said...

LOVE the Orange geometric maze! We just moved to Austin TX and we need a little orange to fit in around here! :)

Marianna's Musings said...

I hope hope hope for this one: 18" Ottoman Pouf Floor Pillow Grey White Ikat (it would go with anything)!!
Crossing fingers,
mlwinterhalter@gmail.com
(marianna w)

annporter said...

My sitting area NEEDS one! Ba-na-nas!

Thanks!
@KitchAnn_Style