Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Mel's Must Have #2 Tin Town and a super duper giveaway

Now I know in my previous Mel's Must Have post on Le Creuset,  I was all about cooking and the kitchen, but today its all about pretty things, decor things, hand crafted things.  In fact when I went onto Tin Town's online store - it took a while for me to extract myself from the products page.  I think I sighed audibly a few times on every page.  A sigh of longing, of wishful thinking - you know the kind!  And so to give you a glimpse of what I found.  Let me show you some of the beautiful beautiful beautiful (was that enough times to get my point across?) decor art, art decor? (not sure which is more politically correct or is that decoratively correct?) - never mind! Confusing myself - and that could be dangerous.

So  let me just breath and sigh and long with you, as you have a look at some of these photographs.  Look at this bed, doesn't it just make you feel like you are living in a fairy land fantasy?  I love headboards, but this one has the makings of greatness.  I might wake up and feel like a fairy princess, though I may need to lose some pounds to not look like an overstuffed tutu.  Wonder if the headboard has magical powers too? 

These bookends are delightful don't you think?
OK so I couldn't resist putting a pink frame around this one but this is for all of us who are dying to host high tea, a whimsical tea party or just any tea party would have me bringing this little number out.  In fact forget the tea, just bring out the cake.  I can definitely see my fairy status being reduced to ground control with all the cake decor circulating on this blog.
 I love the vase on the wall, with this kind of backdrop.  I think any flower would look like a piece of art.
Some more cake, on a stand that just begs to be noticed.  These neutral tones would complement any baked delight - yes it would probably even work for one of those 5 minute whicky wacky cakes.  You would have your guests thinking you had worked on a cake for hours with a cake stand like this.

Now why didn't I know about this store over Christmas time?  Christmas tree decorations are always a big deal in our house and we are always on the lookout for some new ideas.  What I love about these is that they are glitzy and strong - a serious added benefit with a house full of children.  This is just the bling I need  and I won't need to replace them every year.

 Wall art - true inspiration.  Little birds on these letters just look so sweet and homey- a real sense of serenity.
 I could have a room full of these.  Trees on every wall, and the detail with the little butterflies makes it a perfect inspiration for a little girl's room. 

 And for those of you that are only interested in decorating your gardens, there are these little creatures just waiting to fill your garden with life.

Isn't this a magnificent piece of art.  What creativity and what a beautiful room divider!  This really is one of my favourites.

I love their simplicity, their whimsical designs and I could find a place for everyone of these items in my house.  Please Note:  I have not been asked to write about this product. I get nothing from doing this - these are some of those things that I would simply love to own.

Because I love ya- yeah I do. I love all of you,  because you are what motivates me to spend far too many hours on my computer to bring you post after post.  Encourage you, make you laugh or even just to roll your eyes and say to yourself "you see - I am not so bad, look what she's like".
So back to that loving feeling - I phoned up Tin Town and told them how great you all were and how much you would all love an opportunity to win one of their amazing products.  And they came back with a resounding yes!  And this is what is up for grabs in this giveaway.

Tin Town are giving away six gorgeous animal hooks worth R450  to one lucky reader.  And here they are: 
How to enter:  
Like their facebook page and come back here and leave a comment to say you have.
 For additional entries:
* Visit their site, and leave a comment here telling me what your favourite item is, in their online store.  
* Share this giveaway on Facebook AND/OR Twitter and leave a comment separately for each one to let me know you have.

(Remember that if you don't have a blog, leave your email address when you comment, so that I can contact you, otherwise you might not get your prize and you don't want to lose out on this one!)

Anyone can enter our Giveaway AND you can enter even if you have won one of the Giveaways before.  Because of shipping fees, this competition is only open to South African readers.
The Winner will be announced on Wednesday 30 May 2012.  


  1. Ah my goodness I just LOVE there things - those hooks would totally look awesome in my house ;-)mmmm
    I have liked them on FB!

  2. oooh I love all their products, but would love a heart clock and cake stand - going put those on my 'to buy' list ;-)

  3. I love love love their cake stand and head board!

  4. I love the A - Z Bookends, the cupcake stand and the lovebird lantern and the screen oooh soo many to choose, can't possibly pick only one

  5. I liked. I liked it alot luv Lythann

  6. Favourite product on their site: the bird branch hooks..I could use and ENJOY quite a few of them around our home!!

  7. ruthie@telkomsa.netMay 24, 2012 at 11:02 PM

    wow, these are really cool! Have liked on fb

  8. ruthie@telkomsa.netMay 24, 2012 at 11:08 PM

    Fav product : the memo tree

  9. I have liked them on facebook

  10. I want want the cake stand oh pleeeeeeezzzzz

  11. I have liked Tin Town on Facebook.

  12. Floral mirror is my favourite!

  13. Shared on Facebook

  14. I "like"d your facebook page, but wish I could have "love"d it. Such gorgeous things!!!!!

  15. I LOVE the red Mantlepiece clock :)


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