thrifty gifty {a fabulous idea...a coupon code...AND A GIVEAWAY!!!}

a few weeks ago, my friend and i spent a saturday morning at a craft fair not too far from my home.
we usually grab a cup of coffee, browse while sipping and chatting, doing more talking than spending, but having a great time, nonetheless.

i spent rather little that day, but near the end of the "circuit," i happened upon a jewelry booth that caught my attention.  that's unusual, since i rarely buy jewelry, much less at a craft fair.

not only did i walk away from the lillyan lou booth with one necklace, i ended up purchasing two.

i've never seen anything like these antler necklaces before and immediately fell in love with their design.

the short one is simple, lightweight...perfect for wearing with your everyday flannel and jeans.

the long one looks great worn alone...
but i especially enjoy bunching it together with some of my other favorite pendants...

a few days later, after i'd already worn the necklaces several times in the space of less than a week, i contacted karmen and asked if she'd be interested in doing a giveaway to my readers.  i was especially excited when she agreed to do so--this is a product that i hand-picked for myself, and i was so eager to share it with you!

i'm going to be perfectly honest with you, i pinch pennies nearly any place i can.
even during the gift-giving frenzy of the holidays, i try to maximize the mileage i get from every dollar.
i was thoroughly impressed with karmen's price point...i love that i can recommend her shop to you, knowing that you're going to be so pleased with how far you're able to stretch your gift-buying money.  she's got it filled to the brim with goodies--vintage-inspired antique bronze necklaces {see the key necklace i'm wearing above?}, felt hairclips for your little girl...all sorts of accessorizing treasures!

what's even better???
karmen is offering 20% off to tweetpotatopie readers...
get this...
through the end of december!!!
simply use code tweetpotatopie in her etsy shop during your checkout process and you'll save big $$$!

and just in case that wasn't enough, you have the chance to win a lillyan lou long antler necklace for yourself!
it'll be like christmas-come-early!!!

here's how to enter the giveaway:
1. go to karmen's etsy shop, lillyan lou, and pick out your favorite item...she has such great things to choose from!
2.  come back here and leave a comment stating what your favorite piece in her shop is.  please be sure to leave your email address with your comment.  comments without email addresses with be disqualified.
3. for an extra entry, follow @lillyanlou and @tweetpotatopie on instagram and come back and leave a separate comment stating that you did so.  again, please be sure to leave your email address with your comment.  comments without email addresses with be disqualified.  

winner will be randomly chosen and notified via email tuesday morning {12/8}.


giveaway closed!!!
sarah ann, you're the winner!!!
i'll be emailing you later today.


  1. my favorite is the antler necklace like the one you have shown that you added the pendants to. Her items are beautiful and wonderfully priced and I would love to win one. Thanks for hosting.

  2. following on instagram - backroaddreamer -

  3. My favorite is the long antler necklace! I haven't seen a necklace like it either! Super cute and would love to win! Thank you!!!

  4. I just went to her etsy shop and ordered THREE different antler necklaces!!! One is going to be my mom's Christmas gift as they have deer and elk in the backyard in Colorado on a daily basis! She will LOVE it and I know she will get lots of questions as to where she got it…so hopefully more people will buy!!

    Thanks for sharing, Erin!!

  5. My favorite is the antique bronze deer antlers with the gem- beautiful and unique!

  6. ...and just followed both accounts for more cute stuff in the future!

  7. I am following both of you on Instagram and love the inspiration.

  8. I love her antler necklaces. All of her stuff is unique and adorable and I would love to wear any of her pieces. Thanks lillyanlou and tweetpotatopie for this awesome chance to win myself an early Christmas gift.

  9. My favorite is the antique bronze deer antler necklace but running a close second is the vintage style nautical compass necklace. zookyla at yahoo dot com

  10. I already follow you on Instagram and I just started following LillyanLou

  11. Hi Erin!!!! I found you today for the first time in a super round about way......I found your Home Made Lovely tour from October of 2013 and fell in love with your decorating style and just about everything about you. So I decided to come over and check out your blog and saw you were doing this great giveaway. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the antique bronze antler necklaces that Karmen has in her etsy shop, Lilyan Lou. My husband is a big hunter and we eat a lot of venison. The deer are very special to us and we thank them for providing food four our family. We live in the country in Virginia and try to live a very sustainable lifestyle. So hunting is a big part of our winters here. I have a lot of antlers through out my house as decorations but I have never had a necklace with antlers, real or man-made, on it. I love the hair clips and headbands too, but as the mother of 4 grown sons, I don't have much use for them, hahahaha. Wishing you and your family the most blessed of Christmases and may the New Year bring many blessings and happiness. So glad I found you : My email address is

  12. Oh Hey again, it's me Debbie. Just wanted to let you now I just started following you and Karmen on Instagram. My instagram name is You can follow me too if you want though my posts probably aren't nearly as beautiful as yours ;) And again, my email is Merry Merry!!!!

  13. My favorite is the antique bronze deer antler necklace (like you are wearing :)).

  14. Now following her on instagram and was already following you! (i'm simplysaric).

  15. Looking at Karmen's shop, my favorite piece is the one you are giving away! The sterling silver version makes a close second though.

  16. I am following both @lillyanlou and @tweetpotatopie on Instagram. (smallstirs)

  17. I absolutely love the Sterling Silver Antler Necklace!

  18. I follow both lillyanlou and tweetpotatopie on Instagram!

  19. I really like the Vintage Style Gold Stone Jewel Bead Necklace! :)

  20. i like @tweetpotatopie and @lilyanlou on IG as jessie_irene

  21. Hey!! Yay!!! I'm excited about this!! So what must I do? 😀


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