Monday, May 9, 2011

Member Interview & Giveaway: oopsee daisies!


VKC: Tell us a bit about yourself, Atty, and your shop, oopsee daisies.
Atty:  i am atty from minnesota. i grew up in mt prospect, il and moved to minneapolis 23 years ago for interior design at the u. design is just a hobby now. my career took a 180 and now i work at a hair salon with insanely creative people. oopsee daisies is my second store on etsy, first is attysvintage.  when i was 7, my parents and i moved to the u.s. from korea. one of the first american movies i remember watching was the sound of music. i thought all american women had milky skin and wore kitten heels and chiffon dresses, that homes were decorated with french provincial furniture and gold guilded foyers, and that everyone just sang their problems away. i didn't speak english at the time so you can understand my confusion. that was not how americans lived i soon realized but that was when my love for vintage all began.  the items in my shop are handpicked by me. my finds cover a variety of categories and decades. i like to see them as a reflection of me; nostalgic, timeless, and never too serious. i hope you enjoy your look around!


VKC: Why are you drawn to vintage?
Atty: like anything handmade or handcrafted, i believe vintage has a soul. there is history and character to things that are old, and it looks so damn cool!

VKC: Where do you find your treasures?
Atty: thrift stores, antique stores, estate sales, and soon my friends grandmother's basement! 


VKC: How do you promote your business?
Atty: word of mouth, now awesome blogs like vkc!

VKC: What do you do when you are not working?
Atty: when i am not scouring the city for lost treasures, i enjoy being with friends for martinis and great food, pretending to be a great cook and constantly restyling my house...with vintage pieces of course.


VKC: What is your favorite item in your shop or that you have sold and why?
Atty: there's so many! there are a few books in my shop that i had when i was a little girl. the moment i found one, i almost burst into tears right there at the thrift store. one of them is the Walt Disney Storyland book. that was one of the first books i owned when i moved to america. 

GIVEAWAY
 Atty is so kind to offer a GIVEAWAY of...
...a $25 Gift Certificate to oopsee daisies!
Enter to win by visiting oopsee daisies and leaving a comment on this post letting us know your favorite item.
 
OTHER WAYS TO ENTER:
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  1. Become a follower of the VKC blog (along the right sidebar).
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  5. Visit another member shop and let us know your favorite item (one comment per shop visited).
Giveaway end Thursday, May 12th at midnight (EST).  Winner will be announced Friday, May 13th.  
GOOD LUCK!

90 comments:

  1. i like the SCHOOL DAYS Dress and the Chutes and Ladders game!!

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  2. Atty, I see that you are selling a Western Fun Barbie--- totally nostalgic for me! I had one once, maybe still do. I remember how she winked...

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  3. So many awesome items! I think my favorite is the pink bear ceramic planter!

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  4. My favorite item is the Vintage Red Corduroy Dress with Panda Applique.

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  5. I love the toy wood cradle with bedding. Its beautiful.

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  6. i love the Parker Brothers RISK Board Game 1968 Complete...that is so cool

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  7. i am now a blog follower under kristen scratch
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  8. i have subscribed to your emails...thanks :)

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  9. I love the Disney puzzles. I used to have these as a kid but through the years all of my younger siblings eventually lost the pieces.

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  10. I just posted a link to this giveaway on my facebook page.

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  11. Oh my goodness it was so hard to choose a favorite! What an awesome shop... so many things I remember from my childhood. :) I particularly love the Fisher Price Toys School Days Desk from the '70s. Awesome!

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  12. I checked out 3ringcircus. So many cute little outfits. This one was my favorite: http://www.etsy.com/listing/66850455/vintage-1950s-girls-zig-zag-dress

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  13. This record tote from WonderlandToys rocks: http://www.etsy.com/listing/73326722/masters-of-the-universe-record-tote

    Seriously, you guys have awesome shops!

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  14. I love the Romper Room Sew Easy 80s
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  17. I love the vintage toy wood blocks!


    Ria
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  18. how can i pick? i love your shop, and i feel like i'm constantly adding things to my favorites! :) i do know that i would grab those pick-up-sticks! i remember playing with my sister when i was little. :)

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  19. These would be my favorite: humpty lamp and of course, the toy cradle! I am following your blog..thank you
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  20. My favorite 2 items (because I couldn't just picl one haha) are "My Goodnight Book" and "The Crows of Pearblossom" book. Both were books that I loved as a child :)

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  21. I'm a new follower of your blog :)

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  22. My favorite item from B. Inspired is this : http://www.etsy.com/listing/73407527/vintage-yellow-gingham-tot-romper-in I just love yellow gingham :)

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  23. My favorite item from Sweet Shop Vintage is this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/64083528/vintage-rustic-wooden-rack it would look so cute in my house :)

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  24. My favorite from 3 Ring Circus is : http://www.etsy.com/listing/73460568/vintage-newborn-baby-girl-blouse sooooo cute for a little girl!

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  25. My favorite from Little Reader Vintage is: http://www.etsy.com/listing/73357508/vintage-brown-boat-shoes-baby-size-3-4
    These are adorable! They look brand new!

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  26. My favorite from A Vintage Nursery is this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/66652971/vintage-sailboat-by-the-sea-girls-dress

    One thing to say...awwww!

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  27. My favorite from fuzzymama is this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/71640093/vintage-sesame-street-music-box

    I had this toy when I was little! This brought back so many memories :)

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  28. I like the Whitman Hearts Card game from 1963. Oh-my-goodness...I had this exact card game as a child and I loved it. I remember playing cards with my Mom all the time.
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  29. My favorite from Toys of the Past is this : http://www.etsy.com/listing/73514691/vintage-fisher-price-action-garage

    We used to have the little cars :) Love it!

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  30. My favorite from Lishyloo Vintage is this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/72572312/hand-embroidered-burp-cloth

    I do embroidery so this immediately caught my eye :)

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  31. My favorite from Oh!Sydney Vintage is : http://www.etsy.com/listing/69361172/vintage-corning-ware-baking-dish-1975

    So retro! Love!

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  32. I also like the Little People Vintage Circle Tags from the Pretty Little Studio etsy shop.

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  34. Liked you on Facebook as Audra Lynn W.

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  36. My favorite from june-bugs and beila-bots is the Yellow butter Knit Sweater :)

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  37. My favorite from Edith's Closet is http://www.etsy.com/listing/65554854/sailboat-vintage-smocked-baby-dress-12

    I love the smocking :)

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  38. My favorite from L&R's Charming Lane Boutique is: http://www.etsy.com/listing/72992839/retro-playground-lap-blanket

    This is so sweet and retro :) It looks like a children's book illustration.

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  39. I love the vintage bunny ceramic planter!

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  40. From the B. Inspired shop, I like the Sweet Vintage Calico Blue Ruffled Toddler Shirt in size 2T.

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  41. From the Sweet Shop Vintage, I like the Vintage Chrome Canister Set.

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  42. From the 3 Ring Circus shop, I like the vintage 1950s girls zig zag dress.

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  43. From Little Reader Vintage, I like the Vintage Lacoste Pink Button Up Shirt (3T).

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  45. From The Vintage Nursery, I like the blue Vintage Prairie Girl Dress!!!

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  47. My favorite from MissShapes Shoppe is: http://www.etsy.com/listing/72095650/vintage-50s-60s-gaymode-sheer-lacy

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  48. My favorite from Pretty Little Shop is definitely this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/60402306/story-book-mini-pattern-papers-4x4

    These are totally my style :)

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  49. My favorite from OK Happy Home is this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/72035151/vintage-nautical-onesie-romper-with

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  50. My favorite from Little Love Home of the Small is http://www.etsy.com/listing/68404392/baby-vintage-handknitted-beanie

    so sweet :)

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  51. My favorite from GooGooGalleryKids is: http://www.etsy.com/listing/34299217/dennis-the-menace-1987

    This is one of my Dad's favorites comics

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  52. My favorite from mooies is: http://www.etsy.com/listing/72183671/vintage-baby-white-dress-with-red

    I love the little red flowers :)

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  53. My favorite from Rachel C. Hayes is : http://www.etsy.com/listing/72276975/vintage-dead-stock-blue-and-white-saddle

    Oh my gosh! Soooo cute! :D

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  54. My favorite from Lola Boot Vintage is : http://www.etsy.com/listing/72458732/cherry-smock-blouse-6-9mo

    I love the colors

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  55. My favorite from miskabelly is: http://www.etsy.com/listing/61246986/vintage-holly-hobbie-ish-painted-wooden

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  56. My favorite from ElieMetEli is http://www.etsy.com/listing/70958859/vintage-1968-snoopy-doll

    So cute :)

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  57. My favorite from Dots and Loops Vintage is : http://www.etsy.com/listing/72967512/summer-fun-vintage-beach-cover-up

    It reminds me of a children's book :)

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  58. My favorite from Wonderland Toys is http://www.etsy.com/listing/69846442/tin-toy-water-pistol-made-in-japan

    I would love to win this giveaway and get those books that I said were my favorite. I remember them vividly from my childhood and they would be dear, dear treasures to me :)

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  59. i love the vintage sailor dress jmmccarr@gmail.com

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  61. I love the pink rhinestone hat! My daughter would love it!

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  62. I love the Hello cards
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  63. I liked VKC on FB
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  64. I love the Carol Evans floral dress!
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  65. i love the fisher price activity center
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  68. love this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/49079846/vintage-playskool-birthday-wooden-puzzle from Lishyloo
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  69. I like the Milton Bradley OLD MAID Jumbo Card Game 1978 Complete which my sister and I use to play with.

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  71. I Follow VKC on Facebook as Shilo Beedy

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  72. http://www.etsy.com/listing/58037565/vintage-pink-smocked-sun-dress-size-3 like this
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  75. http://www.etsy.com/listing/73340799/vintage-infant-pink-ruffle-dress-with like from miskabelly
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  77. Love the FISHER PRICE Activity Center 1973 ~ I had that as a kid! :D

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  78. Love Vintage Toddler Girl's Flowered Dress- Size 18-24 Months from Sweet Shop

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  79. i follow with google friend connect
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  80. i LOVE the toy wooden cradle!
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  81. I like the Light Up BEDDIE BUDDIES Brite Eyes Doll.

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  82. I'm a Google Friend (follower): Cori Westphal

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  83. Oh I love the Knickerbockers HOLLY HOBBIE 16 Inch Rag Doll 1974! I think I had that SAME doll when I was a kid!

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  84. I'm an RSS subscriber via Google Reader.

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  85. hey fellow minnesotan! i love the sesame street treasury COMPLETE SET!!!! i wants!

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