Weddingnesday’s giveaway… Showpony

8 Sep

Today’s post is a two-in-one… yes, it’s still part of the blog birthday giveaway but it’s also a Weddingnesday post!

That’s because the lovely Emma who runs Showpony not only does the most fab bags, cool kitchen commandments tea towels (I may have bought quite a few of these for friends in my time!) and these awesome natural hot water bottle dogs (which I think would make an excellent birthday present, hint hint!)…

… but she also made these super sweet tea towel favours for her wedding.

I’ve stolen this quote from her blog as I thought this described them best…

When Michael and I got married we wanted to give our guests something they would remember, or at least find useful. The commemorative tea towel was Michael’s brainwave, I did the graphics, we printed them up and gave them out to all our guests on the day. Since then we’ve not heard the end of it from our friends and family, it’s still about all they talk about.”

If you fancy having your very own Showpony tea towel favour, you can order them here

Have to say I love the idea of a keepable favour – wish I’d thought of it!

And on to the giveaway part of today’s post…

Looking back, I’ve blogged about Showpony’s lovely stuff three times (including in one of my first Friday I’m in Love posts)… I’m guessing you can probably tell how happy I am when I come across someone doing something very cool and they’re Scottish to boot!

Anyway, for the giveaway you can now win your favourite item from Showpony… including these amazing ‘trompe l’oeil’ canvas bags and the lovely hot dogs!

To win, here’s what you have to do…Visit Showpony, pick your favourite item, then come back here and leave me a comment saying what it is.

The winner will be chosen at random next Weddingnesday (when I also have our friends’ awesome response video to our Save the Date to share with you) – and will win their favourite item!

If you’re one of my Facebook fans, you can also leave your comment there. Follow me on twitter? You get an extra vote for tweeting about the giveaway!

Good luck my dears!

UPDATE: AND THE WINNER IS…


So there were 96 comments, tweets and facebook posts for the Showpony giveaway…

And the random generator came up with number…

And number 60 was the last comment on the blog post, who was…

Kerry, who writes the gorgeous blog The Seventy Tree, said “I like the embellished bag-bow the bestest. Fingers crossed!”

Well done!

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63 Responses to “Weddingnesday’s giveaway… Showpony”

  1. Elizabeth 08/09/2010 at 8:15 AM #

    Another great shop and recommendation, Zoe! I think my favourite is the Penny shopper but they are all really fantastic. Now excuse me while I go drool over more lovely items on their site….

  2. Rhianne 08/09/2010 at 8:16 AM #

    What a giveaway and such an amazing idea for favours, i love!

    I’m torn between Penny and Harriet – but I think Penny just wins – I love the colour.

  3. Caroline, No. 08/09/2010 at 8:17 AM #

    Ooh, I’ve oft admired those bags, I think through your recommendation. I love the Harriet and the Penny. Both names of good friends of mine from school! But I love the red of the Penny. x

  4. Rhianne 08/09/2010 at 8:18 AM #

    Tweeted 🙂

  5. Teresa 08/09/2010 at 8:24 AM #

    All of showpony’s bags are wonderful but I think I love the Harriet best. ♥

  6. Danae 08/09/2010 at 8:46 AM #

    I think i love Iris the most – it’s so fluffy! Clarissa is a very close second though.

  7. Danae 08/09/2010 at 8:46 AM #

    I think I love Iris the most – it’s so fluffy! Clarissa is a very close second, though.

  8. Ana 08/09/2010 at 8:53 AM #

    Penny please!!! adorable!

  9. Sasha 08/09/2010 at 8:57 AM #

    The Rufus hot water bottle dog is both gorgeous and practical; not only would it reduce my gas bill, it would help stop me missing my dogs quite so much!

    Thanks for the recommendation, this shop is lovely!

  10. domestikate84 08/09/2010 at 8:59 AM #

    Again, I’m overwhelmed by all the loveliness and can’t decided! Think I’d have to go for either the flipside purse – seasons in teal or the flipside seasons cushion in green.

  11. Jen 08/09/2010 at 9:16 AM #

    my favourite is Jack the hotdog because he’s so handsome!

  12. HANNAH EVANS 08/09/2010 at 9:41 AM #

    I have wanted a bunting kit for aaaaaages so that would be my choice for today. I love that no two kits are the same. Perfect housewarming decor! xxx

  13. Rhian 08/09/2010 at 9:42 AM #

    I’m torn between the passing time purse and the flipside seasons cushion….hmmmm, as much as I love accessorising with purses, I reckon the seasons cushion would go perfectly in my living room and it looks so squishy! 🙂

  14. Peonies and Polaroids 08/09/2010 at 9:56 AM #

    hey, we took those! (the wedding ones, I mean)

    It was such a cool wedding. Emma gave us some commandment tea towels as a wedding present and I’m too scared to use them, they’re so pretty!

    The flipside purse is my favourite, I love me some bugs.

  15. ViolettheBeast 08/09/2010 at 9:57 AM #

    I’m a big fan of showpony. I’m one of those people who is desperate to have the gift of craft. However I seem to break my sewing machine every week. The Insect Soup Orange Flipside Cushion would not only look great on my couch it would disctract from my sorry attemps at making cushions!

  16. Lisa 08/09/2010 at 10:07 AM #

    It would have to be the ‘Penny’ shopper…it will make friends with my satchel bag : )

  17. Hollybirdbeads 08/09/2010 at 10:12 AM #

    Such gorgeous and detailed prints! My fave has to be the aubergine insect soup flipside purse though 🙂

  18. Nickie C 08/09/2010 at 10:14 AM #

    Ooo love their stuff!

    I think the Hiding Place cushions are soooo cool!

  19. Nickie C 08/09/2010 at 10:16 AM #

    And tweeted! 🙂

  20. Rosie Dharamsi 08/09/2010 at 10:18 AM #

    Kitchen Commandments – Eat Your Greens
    I love all the tea towels- quite a collector here
    tweeted @kohsamui14

  21. Abigail 08/09/2010 at 10:25 AM #

    I love the hiding place cushion! So many pretty things.

    And I can’t wait for the Gillian Kyle giveaway, I have the tunnocks teacake bag and I LOVE it!

  22. Catherine 08/09/2010 at 10:46 AM #

    I adore Hot Dog Jack, he reminds me of Teddy the dog who used to live down our street. Gorgeous!

  23. Ilana 08/09/2010 at 11:02 AM #

    Wow! I adore these giveaways! Absolutely amazing!! I love love love the teal flipside purse 🙂 🙂

  24. Yvonne Stewart 08/09/2010 at 11:51 AM #

    Lots of pretty things- love the cushions and I think flipside cushion – seasons teal, is my favourite x

  25. Lucy A 08/09/2010 at 12:39 PM #

    I absolutely love the Hot Dog Daisy. Squashed faced dogs always make my OH laugh, and we have no room for a pet, so this would be a well-housetrained version for us!

  26. Denise Whiteside 08/09/2010 at 12:44 PM #

    What great unique items
    tweeted @easydees

  27. Gaynor 08/09/2010 at 1:19 PM #

    I love the passing time purses; such a lovely website too!

  28. Rachel Dale 08/09/2010 at 1:35 PM #

    The Clarissa one looks super cute!

  29. Ellen 08/09/2010 at 1:50 PM #

    I love the Vintage Shopper Harriet bag. I’ve seriously never seen such a cute tote bag. I love trompe l’oeil in any form, but this is one of the most creative uses I’ve ever seen. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  30. Cat 08/09/2010 at 2:17 PM #

    Oooh – I’d love the Harriet bag too. Fab giveaway! Thanks.

  31. Helen 08/09/2010 at 4:51 PM #

    Oh some lovely stuff. My favourite has to be the Hot Dogs, especially Jack. x

  32. Irit 08/09/2010 at 5:28 PM #

    The Hot Dog – Jack water bottle is amazing. Would love to win this one!

  33. teasemade 08/09/2010 at 7:09 PM #

    Very much love showpony prints, hmmm seeing as I’m not getting married anytime soon I’ll have to pass on the fab favour tea towel… I’d love some alphabetti name badges.

  34. Simon 08/09/2010 at 8:30 PM #

    Hotdog – Rufus is my fave 🙂

  35. mysparethoughts 08/09/2010 at 8:55 PM #

    So difficult to decide think it’d have to be the passing time purse though.

  36. Liz 08/09/2010 at 9:00 PM #

    Oh man – definitely the insect flip side pillow in orange. I have been searching and searching for nice orange cushions!

  37. Lisa-Marie 08/09/2010 at 9:05 PM #

    I saw that bag in a magazine fairly recently!

    I pink puffy heart the passing time cushion! Swooon!

  38. Jacqueline L. 09/09/2010 at 4:11 AM #

    Fabulous giveaway! Hmm, I’d have to choose the Penny vintage shopper….

  39. polly 09/09/2010 at 7:32 AM #

    I love showpony and have blogged about them before too! I love the flipside pillow seasons one! Xx

  40. Di Coke 09/09/2010 at 10:03 AM #

    I love the bunting kit!

  41. ayden 09/09/2010 at 10:19 AM #

    Those canvas totes are beautiful! Haha her website is full of so many items I’d love for my new flat. I do indeed like the hot dog prince hot water bottle 🙂 At first glance I thought they were cushions until you said they werent 🙂 Awesome! xx

  42. Cathy 09/09/2010 at 10:20 AM #

    http://www.showpony.co.uk/collections/cushions/products/flipside-cushion-seasons

    I think that’s my fave, a beautiful pattern… although the bags are fabulous!

  43. Jenny 09/09/2010 at 11:41 AM #

    The insect soup cushion in aubergine is so lovely and would complement my Laura Lees skull cushion on the parker Knoll!!
    I am going to get the bulldog myself and I love the tea towel idea for anything like moving in together!

  44. Red Boots 09/09/2010 at 9:25 PM #

    I love Hot Dog Jack – it reminds me of our family dog we had when I was a child. A very cuddly dog at that!

  45. Dee 09/09/2010 at 9:42 PM #

    I love all of the hot dogs – genius.

    (I may also have just bookmarked the hiding places cushion in my “things to buy when I’m a grown up with a house” bookmark folder.)

  46. Nell 09/09/2010 at 11:34 PM #

    Everything is wonderful. If I win, I’d love to get the Flipside cushion – Insect Soup Aubergine!

  47. Gillian Boyle 10/09/2010 at 8:38 AM #

    Oh love love love it all! It has to be daisy hot dog for me x

  48. Emily 10/09/2010 at 10:32 AM #

    The hiding place cushion is my favourite – very unusual idea – I love it!

  49. Lucyup 10/09/2010 at 10:33 AM #

    Hot dog Jack! I’m so desperate to get a dog, but can’t until I stop moving about. This dog is perfect. And how cool that he heats up! xx

  50. Rhoda 10/09/2010 at 10:38 AM #

    Such a tough choice! Think my favourite has to be the Passing Time cushion, so different, I love it!

  51. Jenny 10/09/2010 at 2:14 PM #

    The wedding favour is such a fab idea, wish I’d thought of it for our wedding!

    I love all the items at showpony but my favourite is the Hot Dog – Jack. My mum loves airedales so I might have to buy it for her!

  52. pantgirl 10/09/2010 at 2:45 PM #

    I love the little purses! The Insect Soup Flipside Purse is really cute!

  53. ellie 10/09/2010 at 8:28 PM #

    Hot Dog Jack! These are such great shop recommendations! thanks x

  54. Cheryl Pasquier 11/09/2010 at 5:42 AM #

    Oooh lots of lovely goodies. I love the bunting kit.

  55. Zoe Campbell 11/09/2010 at 9:44 AM #

    I love the flipside purse in Green

  56. Jane Sommerville 11/09/2010 at 4:27 PM #

    A difficult choice because I l’oeilve trompe l’oeil (that was awful. I’m so sorry) but browsing through the site I think my favourite is actually the Passing Time cushion in pink. Thanks again for the lovely giveaway. As a fellow Edinburger this has officially become my favourite blog (and I follow lots of blogs. It does not make for a very productive life!)

  57. Reidunn 12/09/2010 at 4:51 PM #

    A lot of lovely things!
    The flipside insect soup cushion is my favorite. With the lavender bugs as a close number two.

  58. hollyjune 12/09/2010 at 5:26 PM #

    Gosh I feel rather greedy entering every single one of your competitions but these are all such amazing giveaways I can’t help myself!

    I totally love the Seasons Flipside cushion cover. Their site has inspired me to get cracking on with making some more of my own!

  59. michelle price 13/09/2010 at 3:16 PM #

    hot dog – jack 🙂 or daisy!!

    i love this site, thank you for introducing me to all these amazing independent shops!!!! xx

  60. Kerry 14/09/2010 at 7:53 PM #

    I’m a last minute enterer…..fabulous giveaways Zoe! I like the embellished bag-bow the bestest. Fingers crossed! x

  61. Lisa-Marie 20/09/2010 at 9:14 AM #

    Well done! Super jealous right here!

  62. Kerry 20/09/2010 at 9:15 AM #

    Yaaaaaayyyyyy!! Thanks, I’m so glad I got my last minute entry in! xx

  63. Mrs T 21/09/2010 at 5:30 AM #

    Oh I was away and I missed all the giveaways! Congrats to all the winners. And happy blog birthday x

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