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Friday Giveaway: Fall Accessories

September 3, 2010

ETA Tues 10:35 AM: Congrats to Mandy who told us, “I’m spending a few days with mom then hopefully heading to Kingsland, GA for the catfish festival!” She’s the winner of the sari scarf.

And Deanne Ross: “Oktoberfesting & heading to the shore this Labor Day weekend!” She’s won a bike tread belt and letter press money clip.

Hope everyone had great holiday weekends! Stay tuned for future giveaways by subscribing to the Goods via RSS.


Is it already Labor Day weekend?  On Wednesday, an NYC transit operator reminded folks in my subway car that there were still 22 days of summer left, but it’s hard to not be thinking about the start of fall, especially with Hurricane Earl set to bring all this rainy weather.

So this week we’re giving away two separate gifts that are perfect accessories for the changing seasons.

The sari scarf ($45) comes in cinnamon or turquoise/lavender and is perfect for that time of year when it gets a bit chilly in the early mornings and late nights, but it still feels like summer during the day. Upcycled from vintage saris in India, this gorgeous scarf is a patchwork of rich, warm-colored pieces of luxurious silk.

And we’re also giving away a set of a bike tread belt, handmade in Portland, Oregon from recycled rubber road or hybrid bicycle tires, and a letter press money clip, handmade in Seattle and inspired by antique letterpress publishing. Both are great items to take out of town on your last long weekend of the summer,  or for Tuesday morning when you’re back at work.

Leave a comment below to enter, and let us know what you’re doing for Labor Day weekend.  Then triple your chances to win by tweeting and leaving a comment on our Facebook wall.

We’ll announce two random winners on Monday morning.  Feel free to let us know which giveaway prize you’d prefer– we’ll try to take it into account!

Happy Friday!

ETA 2:11 PM: Whoops! I forgot that we have Monday off. How about you all get an extra day to enter, and I’ll announce the winners on Tuesday!

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96 Comments

  • Reply Monique September 3, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Staying local ~ kayaking, swimming, & fun!

  • Reply Amy S September 3, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Hanging out with best friends that we haven’t seen in 6 months since we moved from Minnesota back to Indiana. Then my fiancé will be holding a fireman’s boot to raise money for the MDA. We’ll round off the weekend going to a fireman’s water ball competition, wakeboarding, swimming, and enjoying our friends and family

  • Reply Melody September 3, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Staying local. Fish fry tonight, kids carwash tomorrow, and relaxing and loving on my hubby for Sunday movie night. Maybe paint a wall or two in there somewhere. Only so we can say we did something productive to the house!!
    Love the scarf!!

  • Reply Julie Kennedy September 3, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Visiting with my family and enjoying time with my beautiful husband.

  • Reply carrie crigier September 3, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    this weekend we are going to go to the cabin for a couple of days and take it easy, maybe cut some firewood, roast some marshmellows, enjoy family time. Then we have company stopping by the second part of the weekend, so more fun just at home!

  • Reply Dana D September 3, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Going to a few BBQs and relaxing. Probably some crafting!

  • Reply Ebony J September 3, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    I’ll be decorating my house!

  • Reply Karissa Mundt September 3, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Enjoying time with my husband, some Army friends, and just relaxing. Time off is rare, especially over holidays for our soldiers, so we will take what we can get and enjoy it with a cookout, lots of laughs and great memories!

  • Reply Heather September 3, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    I’m going to hang out with my two favorite boys (my husband and son) this labor day weekend and do nothing at all in between studying of course. I love love love the scarf BTW!

  • Reply barbara September 3, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Down the shore for one last weekend.

  • Reply jen September 3, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Going to the Phillies game with my nephews, both little league state champions in Pennsylvania!

  • Reply Jamie September 3, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Spending time with family. No soccer game this weekend, so I think my son & husband will be camping in the backyard. They’d look good with that belt on them!! :o)

  • Reply Char Brooks September 3, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    I will be laboring on Labor Day! Moving my mom to a new place, then packing to move myself in a couple of weeks, then packing for a trip in a week, then packing, then packing… you get the point!

  • Reply Lyn September 3, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Love that scarf! I’m heading to the lake with family! Love the smell of the crisp air and bonfires!

  • Reply kelli September 3, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Two long bike rides and getting ready to move.

  • Reply debi September 3, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    hanging with the in-laws and throwing a kid’s birthday party with 15 screaming little girls… i think i am earning the scarf!

  • Reply Susan K September 3, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Taking my mom out to dinner for her 77th birthday!

  • Reply lisa garnett September 3, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    going to my local cheese importers and then to my local brewery.

  • Reply nate September 3, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Sleeping.. lol It has been a couple very busy weeks and finally I get a break.

    However, I will also being working with a local non profit group that collects new toys, and slightly used coats, and other items for kids who would otherwise go without for Christmas. http://bags4kids.valleyauctioncenter.com/

    Have a good weekend!

  • Reply Sharita September 3, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Spending quality time at the pool and grilling

  • Reply Larkin Bridgeman September 3, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Work, work, work with a little BBQ in the middle 🙂

  • Reply Karen September 3, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Hanging out with the kids while they enjoy the last few days of freedom before school starts on the 7th. Also heading to the parents for a family cookout.

  • Reply Jennifer September 3, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    We haven’t made any definitive plans besides playing with the almost 8 month old. 🙂 Maybe a trip to the dahlia fields or a hike somewhere. Will be staying local.

  • Reply Caroline Hansen September 3, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Studying for my aromatherapy course final.

  • Reply Kelly September 3, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    I’ll be working for a good portion of the weekend. When I do get to join the outside world, I’ll be attending a baby shower, spending time with my parents who are visiting from NH and other family & friends.

    That scarf is gorgeous!

  • Reply Susan T. September 3, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Looking forward to a great weekend with family and friends celebrating everything that makes PA great! A family celebration on Saturday followed by a Phillies game on Sunday with friends, and a trip to a great annual tradition in Scranton – la Festa Italiana on tap for Monday. Mangia!

  • Reply Mandy September 3, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    I’m spending a few days with mom then hopefully heading to Kingsland,GA for the catfish festival! I really like the scarf, too!

  • Reply Linda L September 3, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    We’re heading to the mountains to listen to great bluegrass music in the cool mountain air. Love the scarf – it would be perfect!

  • Reply PAW September 3, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Staying home. Hubby is deployed so we’re enjoying some time just me and the little lady.

  • Reply randie September 3, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    If it is windy on Labour Day weekend and I have that (unbelievably stunning) turquoise sari-scarf, it would be much more than a fashion statement; I would use it to shelter me from the breeze of Toronto’s waterfront boardwalk.

  • Reply Jenelle September 3, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    My husband, my daughter and I will be kayaking tomorrow and enjoying the food and beverages at the MD Renaissance Faire with several old friends on Sunday.

  • Reply michelle wysocki September 3, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Great Scarf!!

  • Reply Melinda Register September 3, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    I’m moving to Alaska (from South Carolina) next month because my fiance is stationed up there, so I will be spending this last holiday with my parents, brother, and grandparents grilling out on my grandma’s back porch and stealing her cooking recipes! <3

  • Reply Kim Graham September 4, 2010 at 1:10 am

    I don’t know how to top the 83 responses before me so I will just tell this story. I’m 30 years old and I’ve never learned to ride a bike. My sister was supposed to teach me when I was little but she would go off and ride ahead of me. So I never learned. This weekend my boyfriend is going to teach me to ride! The best part is, I’ll be learning on my sisters old bike from 20 years ago! Needless to say, if I win, I’d love the biker belt to commemorate the weekend! Love your site! 🙂

  • Reply Lena September 4, 2010 at 2:16 am

    The weekend will be spent on final packaging and moving to a different city for at least a year. Would love this scarf as one of the things to make it cozy there:)

  • Reply Jeanne Quinn September 4, 2010 at 6:12 am

    This weekend we will be going to a local Vineyard to help celebrate their 1st Anniversary. There will be music, festivities and wine of course. : )

  • Reply Linda Bundrick September 4, 2010 at 8:50 am

    we will have our annual family Labor Day bash at our home. Friends and family will come spend a day or two and we basically eat our way thru the weekend :)….everyone takes turns cooking and preparing their favorite dishes..I love this 🙂

  • Reply Meagan Griffin September 4, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    I’m spending the weekend in the law library. I just started school, so it’s a good time to catch up on the reading so far. I’m hoping to get some fun in too, maybe with a picnic in Rock Creek Park…

  • Reply Whitney September 4, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Having a staycation…with political thriller novels.

    And maybe a BBQ or two.

  • Reply Sarah morgan September 4, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Food and family and fun. Check!

  • Reply Laura Stewart September 4, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    we have a picnic tomorrow!

  • Reply Antigone September 5, 2010 at 1:07 am

    Love that Sari Scarf!

    We are building a raised garden bed (as Fall is growing season in AZ) and helping the in-laws get their Internet set up. oh, and getting the whole family used to our new dog from ablocal rescue, Wiley…. though we think of him as Wild E Coyote!

  • Reply Jill September 5, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Spending some time on the beach, and looking forward to a quiet dinner out with my husband before the madness of Sept business trips begins!

  • Reply Alita Risberg September 27, 2010 at 12:21 am

    Come to think of it, it is like the commie dream translated into reality.

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