Friday, November 2, 2012

Member Interview & Giveaway: OliversPaperie



Shop:  www.oliverspaperie.etsy.com (paper goods) / www.oliversforest.etsy.com (vintage baby & child)
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/OliversForest.vintage.baby

Blog:  www.oliverwilson.blogspot.com

VKC:  Tell us a bit about yourself and your shop.
OliversPaperie:  I am a single momma to a precious little boy named Oliver (who would've guessed!).  Oliver is the love of my life and the inspiration for both of my etsy shops.  It is my mission to find him cool vintage clothes to wear.  I spend a lot of time at thrift stores and estate sales and do my best to bring you the best vintage pieces to choose from.  I opened my original Etsy shop, OliversForest in 2011 which features vintage baby & children's clothing, toys and books.  And recently opened my second Etsy shop, OliversPaperie which features vintage paper goods.  My 'real' job is in dental hygiene, a career I have been in for 12 years.  I consider myself very fortunate to have a career that I love.



VKC:  Why are you drawn to vintage?
OliversPaperie:  I am drawn to the craftsmanship of vintage pieces.  Back in the day when actual people hand crafted items instead of being mass produced by machines.  I love the simplicity of vintage toys.  No batteries, no noise.  Just your imagination is needed.  I am also really drawn to the graphics on vintage paper products.  Vintage cards, invitations and wrapping paper all make my heart race.

VKC :  Where do you find your treasures?
OliversPaperie:  Thrift stores and estate sales.


VKC:  What is your process when creating/working?
OliversPaperie:  Unfortunately between my career in dental hygiene and being a single momma, I don't have as much time as I would like to devote to my shops.  I tend to take photographs of my items in large batches.  I edit photos in the evening when Oliver is sleeping.  I usually post the items on Etsy in large batches as well.


VKC:  How do you promote your business?
OliversPaperie:  Thru facebook and my blog.  I also belong to a few Etsy teams and we all work together to promote each others shops!

VKC :  What do you do when you are not creating/working?
OliversPaperie:  Because Oliver is an only child, I try really hard to get him out and about on playdates and activities to get him around other kiddos.  Oliver is now in soccer and swim classes so that takes up a lot of our time as well.  In the little bit of free time I have, I enjoy reading, spending time with friends & family and of course thrifting.




VKC:  What is your favorite item in your shop or that you have sold and why?
OliversPaperie:  So far my favorite item that has sold is a set of 'Penny Post Cards'.  I love the cheery little girl!  Who wouldn't want to get this postcard in the mail!?!


VKC:  How do you juggle your business and your personal life/motherhood?
OliversPaperie:  This is hard and I would have to say I don't have nearly the time that I would like to devote to Etsy.  I just do what I can and figure someday I will have more time to make this little business grow even bigger.  But, for now I'm happy with the success I have had!


VKC:  What giveaway or discount would you like to offer our readers?
OliversPaperie:  I would like to offer a $20 gift certificate that can be used in either of my shops.  Shipping will need to be paid for by the winner but I will gladly ship world wide!  


If you'd like to enter to win this giveaway, please leave a comment below.
There are a few other ways to enter - please leave a separate comment for each.

1. Favorite OliversPaperie on etsy!

2. Become a fan on Facebook!

3. Tweet or blog about this giveaway. (Please include a link.)

 
This giveaway will be open until Sunday November 11th, and a winner will be selected randomly.

Good luck!

61 comments:

  1. yes please I'd love to be in the giveaway

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  2. Love the interview and all the pictures!!
    Such amazing items in both of your shops!

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  3. Oh my goodness, Oliver is growing up too fast! Such a cutie!!

    xo

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  4. I love both your shops so much! Oliver's shirt in that picture is SO cute...and he's adorable as always too! He always has the sweetest little faces!

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  5. Vintage cards are so charming and you had some really great ones in your shop! I've said it before, but Oliver is a DOLL!

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  6. I love both your shops and I really adore all the vintage Christmas gift wrap you have up right now! And Oliver is a little dreamboat, you must be so proud!

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  7. WOW thanks Jen & 'super cute Oliver' for the opportunity :-)
    Great photo of Oliver !!! As cute as the goodies in your sweet stores :-)
    PS: l feel so blessed (& guilty LOL) that l purchased your featured fav ... Penny Cost Cards :-)
    So enjoyed the interview & what an amazing job you do of everything ...... BIG admiration :-)

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  8. I'm pretty excited about this giveaway!

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  9. Hi! I´d like to enter the Giveaway!
    Thanks for the "heads-up"! =)
    I don´t LIKE your page on FB ... I LOVE IT! <3
    Love from Portugal,
    *M*

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  10. I hearted the etsy shop - username bokononist

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  11. hearted on etsy
    gkuroda(at)gmail(d0t)com

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  12. What a wonderful shop! I would love to be included in this giveaway.

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  13. I favorited the shop on Etsy.

    madelyn (dot) nygren (at) gmail.

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  14. I like the Vintage Christmas Gift Tags.

    Thanks

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  15. I added the shop to my ETSY favorites as DEPSINA VNT
    I love the vintage cards!!

    DESPINA
    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  16. Thank you! eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com

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  17. Hi! I love her shop and my favourite items are her selection of vintage greeting cards. Thank you! Marta García martaplayita gmail com
    http://abilingualbb.blogspot.com

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  18. I am a fan of OliversForest on facebook as A Bilingual Baby.
    Thank you! Marta García martaplayita gmail com
    http://abilingualbb.blogspot.com

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  19. I too LOVE your shops! I am eyeing up those Valentine cards. They are my weakness :) Enjoyed your interview too!

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  20. Please enter me.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  21. I heart OP on Etsy (houseofplush).

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  22. I like on FB (Suzanne Gregg).

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  23. Love the vintage christmas cards and coloring books!

    kimberlysummer40@aol.com

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  24. I favorited on Etsy as aogable :)

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  25. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/aogable/status/266028728847572992

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  26. favorited on etsy as SoliloquyShoppe!

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  27. Oh, how I like your vintage cards, they are amazing!

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  28. Favourited shop on Etsy as Anja Moses:)

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  29. Follow on Facebook as Anna Moses.

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  30. Hi!
    gfc follower: ksyshenka

    I favorited OliversPaperie on etsy! (oksana2372)

    Thank you for the chance!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com




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  31. I like OliversForest on FB!

    (Oksana Vladimirovna)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  32. Tweeted:

    https://twitter.com/oksana2372/status/266282638577393664

    (@oksana2372)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  33. I heart OliversPaperie on etsy (id: megnate)

    megnate at telus dot net

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  34. I like OliversForest on facebook (same name)

    megnate at telus dot net

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  35. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/fahlinstar/status/266352074994892801

    megnate at telus dot net

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  36. I favorited you on etsy (ecunningham579). Thanks for the chance.

    sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

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  37. I like you on facebook (ellen cunningham).

    sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

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  38. How did I not find you before? New favorite on Etsy: Girlythings73
    stephanieholaday@hotmail.com

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  39. New fan on FB too!
    stephanie roberts holaday
    stephanieholaday@hotmail.com

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  40. What a fabulous giveaway!

    I am eugenia on etsy!

    Bohemian_sin(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  41. I am madalina bibi on facebook.

    Bohemian_sin(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. shared on twitter:https://twitter.com/BohemianSin/status/266666361571397633

    Bohemian_sin(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

    katja9_10 at hotmail dot com

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  44. I love that you appreciate vintage for the same reasons as I, I am a new fan of your facebook page, sarah perry

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  45. https://twitter.com/oddball2003/status/267129188580982784 Tweeted :) Thank you!

    oddball2003@hotmail.com

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  46. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/FataAzzurra/status/267314486438936576

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  47. favourited on etsy as loki dokerson - these things are so precious, my fingers are crossed!

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  48. lovelyyyyyyyyyyyy interview, Oliver is adoooooorable!!!!

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