puglypixel's vintage sequins + giveaway!

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Hi everyone! My name is Katrina from Pugly Pixel. Anna graciously invited me to write a guest post while she's spending time with her family back home. Anna's one of my favorite bloggers of all time and I was thrilled to be asked to contribute.

As I was brainstorming the topic for my post, I was rocking my dog to sleep in my office chair (my Pomeranian is spoiled crazy) and that's when I noticed my collection of rare vintage sequins and then I thought: BINGO. Vintage sequins it is!

I have an extensive collection of rare vintage sequins that date back to the 1920's. Some of the sequins
were imported from Japan, some from France, others from Belgium. These vintage sequins represent an era forever gone.

I bought them a long time ago to make what I like to call, Dandelions. Dandelions are based on high density foam balls. Each stack of sequins is attached with a stainless steel pin capped by a bead.

Dandelions were fun to make but were extremely time-consuming and could take an entire day to complete. That's why I stopped making them.

These days, I like to use my sequins for far simpler projects. Sequins are fun to use as photo embellishments and as style props for photos, among other things.

I'd like to share some of my sequins with you! Leave a comment below and share with us what you love the most about Anna's blog, Much Love. A single winner will be chosen at random by Anna upon her return from Indonesia. The winner will receive all the sequins below + 3 bonus vintage sequin bags (all the sequins in the photograph are vintage except for the ones with polka dots).

Have fun! Thanks for having me here, Anna! :D
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Bridget said...

those pictures are beautiful! i love the color--thanks for sharing.

lo said...

ohhh. whatta giveaway!

regardless of winning, what i love about much love is that i always feel inspired. the whole vibe just makes me want to work harder and enjoy lovely things!

lois mae x

Eva said...

Ohh, I love reading your blog Katrina! :)

What I love about Much Love is that her posts always inspire me, whether it's for me to do some photography or do something crafty.

Kristie Lynne said...

I love these!

The thing I love most about this blog is that it's comforting. It's soft and delicate and a place to go to escape from the world. It's like falling into a massive pile of pillows. :)

Sesenarts said...

Katrina, you sound like a girl after my own heart! I love your collection, the colors are fantastic and I could definately use them as embellsihments for my mixed media. And Anna's blog? I love dropping in here when I'm in need for 'food for the soul'. It's a light,breezy fresh breath of air.

Andi Lia said...

Thanks for a chance of winning these beauties, Katrina :)
What I love about Anna's blog is the cute and interesting objects she finds. It's inspirational!

Pixilated said...

Oh my stars!!! I LOVE vintage sequins! My favorite thing about Much Love is all of the beautiful photographs she features. There is always something on the blog that makes me smile. :)

Kimberly Marquez said...

How awesome are those sequins..I never really thought about vintage sequins, but those are great!

I love this blog, because I can always get inspired from it!

kimberlymarquez@gmail.com

Katherine said...

Ooh, sequins! Love them!

Favorite thing about Much Love is how visual the story of each set of photographs is. So inspiring!

Fritzi Marie said...

Katrina,

I love this!

I check in on Anna's blog daily becuase she has great sytle and I adore what she shares with us. Her blog makes me happy.

love and hugs,
Fritzi Marie

beingdena said...

I love how creative Anna is and her blog inspires me truly.

I love sequins so much :)

Dena
beingdena@gmail.com

Sam said...

Oh! Sequins! My favourite!! These pictures of your stash are gorgeous and I love what you do with them - a great post - thank you!

sookhyuniee said...

thanks for the giveaway.. much love is one of my favorite blogs to read because anna has an eye for everything from apparel to vintage items. all anna's posts are unique but she also gives readers and fellow bloggers a chance to share their creativity through much love mondays.. thanks again for sharing your world with us, anna :)

Paislea Elyse said...

i love the creativity of her blog! it's truly amazing! i adore the sequins and i would love to have them!

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S.L.North said...

oh yum! Those sequins are awesome!
I love to come here to see the beautiful happy pictures :):)

Sydney said...

As crazy as this may be, I remember making what you call, Dandelions every Christmas at my grandmum's, and never having mind turn out quite as lovely as hers! But yours are beautiful!
And, what I love about much love are the pictures and the immense thought that goes into every post!

melina bee said...

most of all I love her beautiful dreamy photos and the wonderful color palettes she uses

Eva Liliana said...

I love this blog because it's so inspiring! :)

Maxabella said...

This is so fabulous on so many levels that I can't even write straight. The dandelions are pure magic but that woody allen picture is my favourite. Beautiful, original stuff. Thanks for the post! x

Maxabella said...

PS - what I love about Anna's blog is that it's an accessible way for me to appreciate design, art and beauty without feeling intimidated. Anna's warm, lovely personality shines throughout.

Ms. Chyme said...

This is very lovely. The pictures are amazing!

blue eyed night owl said...

Hi Katrina, those are amazing! I can't believe that they're so old and from all over the world. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

What I love most about Anna's blog is that it really feels like you know her. She just manages to get her sweet personality across combined with a whole lot of inspiring pictures and topics.

☁ christine ☂ said...

this is quite a hybrid! two of the most creative bloggers online joining forces! :)

please enter me! i love anna's blog because she shares such lovely vintage inspirations and i enjoy her photography.

belgd said...

I love her photos and style.

Love this.

belgd at live dot com

heleen said...

Well, I love the positivity of her blog! She shares so many beautiful things, artists, photographs, objects, everything! It's hard to leave the page without a smile on my face.

Nana Kleeblatt said...

I love the inspiring pictures - including this post ♥

Manon said...

Such beautiful pictures!

milomade said...

I love the photography on this blog - always perfectly suited to the content of each blog post and always have great compositions/colours/themes etc - a great selection of images - they're very inspiring. A blogis nothing without good images!

cerebral e said...

Gorgeous!

I love Much Love Monday. It always puts a smile on my face, especially when I see other bloggers playing along.

elissa at iinet dot net dot au

Traveling Mama said...

I love the beautiful photos and the banner is sooo pretty!

Becca said...

Oh what a great little giveaway!
I love free things ;)

My favourite thing about Much Love is...oh boy, where to start?
Let's just say, I adore the doily on the banner. What a pretty little thing!

Natalie Elphinstone said...

What I love most about Much Love is the continual visual inspiration Anna serves up. She never fails to impress me!
xx

Babsarella said...

I love the amazing photos!!

jdavissquared said...

I just found this blog through Katrina's blog, so I don't have much to say about what is my favorite thing. However just from scanning through, I'm feeling inspired! I think I've found a new fave! ;)

OneCraftyFox said...

Oh wow! Count me in on your amazing giveaway!!

I also wanted to let you know I have a Polyvore Challenge on my blog – - the grand prize is a $1,000 Visa Gift Certificate!! We could all use a little extra cash, right? So get over here and win it, lol :)

Grace Wong said...

Wow, what a great giveaway, I never knew that there could be so many uses for sequins! Count me in! ^_^

What I love most about your blog is your beautiful pictures. It gives me so much inspiration in my life and my crafty ideas!

shou.milk@gmail.com
gracyee-xoxo.blogspot.com/
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Maria said...

what I love the most about this blog is the beautiful pictures she always finds to share with us. :)

melissa deakin said...

first of all, i love anna's blog and i LOVE yours too, so how wonderful to see you here!
these sequins are gorgeous as are the images.
as for what i love about anna's blog...there are so many things, but i love visiting here because it is an escape from my reality. i always find the most beautiful images here and i always feel inspired!

Kristie said...

wow. vintage sequins. it must take a very long time to collect all those.

and... why i love anna and her blog:
anna's got an eye for beautiful things. and she somehow manages to make ordinary things look lovely through her camera lens. her personal style is unique. she doesn't wear what everybody else wears. and, well, reading her blog feels like drinking tea with her in pretty little teacups.

angela said...

That is too fun - and they fact that they're vintage from all over the world is amazing.
This is my first visit to Anna's blog, but I love it already and will be making many more returns!
Thanks!!

PinkPug,INK. said...

I like Much Love Mondays...it's a cute idea to always feature a photo with a heart!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Maria said...

This is what I call...sweet!
A real nostalgia-blessed, tea-and-biscuits five minute slot at the end of a long and tiresome afternoon. Love you guys - and the sunshine breaking through my blinds as the day draws to a close :)

IK said...

wow i know i may sound super blonde but i just never knew about vintage sequins. your post is lovely.
I love anna's blog for her amazing skills of photography & her creativity which give me something new to think about every day & live each day like there's no tomorrow :)

itzme(dot)insi(at)gmail(dot)com

ThiliBlooms said...

oh what a treasure you have :) I too love sequins and OMG those dandelions.. I`d love to see more photos of that! They are so pretty! Oh well back to the point, I have to be honest, I`m new here but I find it very cute with lots of lovely pictures I will be back for more :)
And if ever won these I`d definitely use them on my flowers!!
Have a lovely day Katrina and Anna!
xo, Thili

Carrie said...

Both of your blogs make me smile, but to answer your question... oh I love your taste in "vintage", Anna. Safe travels...

Allie said...

oOoh, I'd love to make one of those balls!

Ann said...

Love her guest bloggers :)

Lost In Cheeseland said...

Love all your crafts! Would love to win this!

The Design Confidential said...

I am lovin her editorial layouts and the photography she shares. stunning!

HillsRus said...

What a fun giveaway, thanks! I always get inspired reading MuchLove.

Doreen said...

Oh boy, sequins!! I like Anna's blog because there's lots of eye candy.

Moorea Seal said...

LOVE these. WANT these.

reason why I love this bloggity blog oh so much? The girl has damn good taste! What more does a girl like me need that to stare at beautiful things all day?
-Moorea

naomemandeflores said...

Katrina, those sequins are amazing! So pretty!

My favorite thing about ♥Much Love♥ is the high quality images and posts! They inspire me every day.

Camila F.
naomemandeflores@gmail.com

one sydney road said...

WOW Katrina - that collection is amazing and absolutely gorgeous!! What a cool and unique thing to collect and what a giveaway! I think it's the same for both Much Love & Pugly Pixel - I always come away feeling inspired. Love your blogs :)

Selby said...

I like to use sequins to make pasties! Sequins are SO MUCH FUN!
I just adore <3 Much Love <3 for so many reasons, but one of them is that it brings me simple, silent, still moment of beauty every day.

lyndie lou said...

Ooh la la! Most fabulous materials ever. Loving these blogs :) Thanks for being lovely.

AForestFrolic said...

Oh, what a fun blog! I love the profile picture with the yellow balloon, but the header is adorable too with the doily. Oh, the things I could do with vintage sequins...thanks for the chance!

Jamie :)

A Flourishing Perspective said...

What lovely photos! And I've always admired what people do with sequins (such as embellishments like you said) so this is a really neat post for me.

I love the whimsy, happy colours, and cheerfulness that Anna brings with Much Love!

XOXO-
Rachel

Gabbi said...

Clearly I need sequins in my life. Wonderful share!

Little Monarch said...

so much shine and aparkle!

I love much love mondays. its a great way to find new blogs and to be involved with Anna from afar. She also always posts amazinf inspiring images and she was the first blog which I sponsored. hurrah!

Wishbringer said...

what cute sequins!
i really love much love monday. it's really fun and it brightens up my week so much (:

{ to be charmed } said...

i just love all the vintage china she features on her blog and the photography is so fun.

i'll be keeping my fingers crossed!
Elizabeth
www.to-be-charmed.com

Bella said...

would love to enter the giveaway!

Moi Una said...

i can see a lot of soft, sweet and cute photos and i enjoyed reading <3 much love <3 so far..
i love your blog and thank you!

umm, never thought that few sequins can make total different..
i like the last photo so much, gonna make something like that in my room.
thanks for share!

courtney*adele said...

i love all the photography- some really beautiful shots!

aDeLiNe said...

Sequins! My mom made several dandelions a few years ago, especially around Christmas time.
What I like the best about Anna's blog is the Much Love Monday series, it's so much fun seeing what everyone comes up with every Monday.

evey said...

so pretty.

julia said...

Just visiting this blog for the first time, but I really love the inspiring photographs!

Rachel said...

i love vintage and i love sparkly...so a giveaway of sequins? brilliant!

and i love the softy dreamy colors of anna's blog...the perfect refresher during a hectic day...

thanks for the chance to win!

delliechan said...

oooh I love all the pictures of the sequence. I wore a silver sequence dress to my year 10 AND my year 12 formal. Only cost me $100 and I actually got to wear it twice - I thought that was a bit of a score!!

Am I too unoriginal saying I love everything about the site?

Cant help it - its true. *blush*

liz said...

I love the way she express her love in thing she loves :)

Anw, dont count me to the giveaway :)
I just love to comment about anna's blog :)

Good luck ppls :)

Heidianna said...

The thing I love most about Much Love is how inspired I get. I love pictures, beautiful things, colors. Anna always seems to find intriguing pictures to share. I love learning about things I might not have payed attention to otherwise. Even if I don't share the vision, I can find something inspiring - something to love, sparking something in my brain, sending me down a different rabbit hole.

xo xo -K- said...

LOVE the sequins!!

Much Love is a bautiful blog & always has an inspiring photo. I love reading it as it is always giving me new design & fashion ideas :)

Merissa Cherie said...

Much Love is a cozy place to unwind, be girly, and enjoy the oodles of pretties that Anna shares with all of her readers.
Such a cute blog :) xo

Lynda said...

how beautiful! i find sequins very glamorous yet casual. i just started reading this blog and am inspired by the energy of it.

Jen said...

I think your blog is absolutely beautiful. I love how feminine it is and the inspriational feel to it.

stylethroughhereyes@hotmail.com

Mal said...

those are sooo pretty!

Caitlin said...

I love Anna's photography so much!!! :)

tami=) said...

Ohh... just found out about this blog... the pics are amazing! I love the vintage feel!!! and the sequins are just adorable! thanks for the chance to win!

tami28t@yahoo.com

semyachkina said...

oh, i love this giveaway and i so love this blog because it's inspiring!**
semyachkina(at)gmail(dot)com