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Monday, June 27, 2011

DAY 13........AUTHENTICA CLASSICS


I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE....MARTHA OF AUTHENTICA CLASSICS







I met Martha when she found me through my blog giveaway, we chatted(virtually) and I immediately became a fan of hers.   I admired her passion for creating an authentic product line.  And she is a southern belle, I mean I have more friends in the south than I know in Jersey. lol  Of course, I had to invite her to be a part of this giveaway because I knew all of my readers/friends would love her style.   It must be something about the name Martha, that just makes you talented & fabulous.  She is the Karl Lagerfeld of grainsack pillows and has an amazing eye for vintage.  I dont think I need to say anymore because here is Martha herself..................


Hi Pickers, Junkers and Vintique Lovers!
I'm an 8th generation Georgian...you know we Southerners are proud of our heritage! I attended the University of Georgia and graduated in the early 80's with a degree in Journalism - Public Relations.

After working in the corporate world, trying to be the "super mom", I decided to be a stay at home mom to my two little boys. 

We moved from the busy suburbs of Atlanta to a tourist area in rural North Georgia. I started a small decorating business in 1995, working out of my home, specializing in textile designs.

Mixing fabrics, textures, and colors has always been a love of mine. I used a professional decorator workroom, and enjoyed designing window treatments, bedding, pillows and more!

In 2002, I put the business on hold for a while due to family needs and as of 2010 have re-opened my business, adding more focus on retailing vintage and antique finds as well as re-purposed creations! 

I am the kind of person that believes less is more and would rather have one really nice purse than 12 of lesser quality. I've never been fond of knock offs or reproductions and am always on the look out for authentic pieces. 

It is important to me in my business that no matter what I am working with, it be authentic. Just about anything you find from the past, is better quality and usually a classic! That's how I came up with my business name, Authentica Classics! 

I started a line of European and American grain sack pillows and other decorator textile items, as well as plans for canvas and paper art, found art work and down the road, a funky lighting line. But for now, as I grow, pillows and vintage finds fill my days!






I want people to know that my business name represents what I sell....quality, classic items that are the real thing!

My love of gifts from the past, keeps me on the hunt for all sorts of treasures to share with others! That is what brings me joy!

Stay tuned...you just never know what will show up on my blog or facebook page! I plan on sharing my journey with you, all my bumps and bruises as well as my celebrations! Hope to see you there!

Live your Authentic Life! Be Real!
Blessings, Martha





Here are some pics from Martha's page featuring her vintage finds.......
















Martha will have an online shop soon....so please check in on her blog and facebook page to see when it's OPEN to shop!








HERE IS WHAT MARTHA IS GIVING TO ONE LUCKY 7 DESIGN FOLLOWER:




A french basket full of vintage lovelies

Pillow made from a vintage damask table linen

The lighter side of pillow


A Jeanne Beatrice basket







A beautifull collection of vintage treats







Tags, keys oh my!



Beautiful box marked Washington D.C



I love vintage button and look at the packaging




Vintage Keys on a beautiful Fleur de lis ribbon




Vintage baby doll


milk glass & vintage books



Napkin rings 





This basket is a vintage lover's dream come true (I know it's mine)







IM A VINTAGE LOVER AND IM SO COMPLETELY JEALOUS OF ALL OF YOU BECAUSE WHEN SHE SENT ME THE PICS I WAS IN AWE.   DO YOU SEE WHAT A MEAN ABOUT THE EYE...THE DETAILS OF THE ITEMS SHE CHOSE ARE SO FABULOUS!   I WISH I COULD ENTER MYSELF......BUT I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST OF LUCK!







This giveaway is only open to you if you are a follower 
of LUCKY 7 DESIGN. 


********PLEASE COMMENT SEPARATELY FOR EACH ACTION YOU COMPLETE....SO EACH COMMENT WILL COUNT AS ANOTHER ENTRY FOR YOU********


Mandatory Entry:

Must be/become a follower of   LUCKY 7 DESIGN and it will be verified. 

Must become a follower of Authentica Classics blog


Additional Entries:


Like  Lucky 7 Design on Facebook Fan Page

Like Authentica Classics on Facebook Fan Page

Share this giveaway on your Facebook page

Share this giveaway on your Twitter page

(HEARTLucky 7 Design on Etsy



Tell Martha what items you would like to see more of in her shop.



Enter once or do them all..it's up to you!  Im giving you as many entries I can to win this fabulous giveaway. (just make sure you do the mandatory one...wink wink)

Make sure to check back tomorrow so I can introduce you to my next fabulous guest and what she is bringing to the party for you!

EACH GIVEAWAY WILL RUN FOR (2 DAYS) 48 HOURS!


Thank you all for coming! 

-MJ

Don't forget I'm offering a discount in both my Etsy shops throughout this celebration.
Use coupon code 1YEARBLOGGIN

Hahahahaha SJ is hosting a linky party promoting giveaways....im so there right now!









37 comments:

  1. Wow...I got here first????son of a sea biscuit!
    I follow Lucky 7 on facebook!! sign me up!

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  2. I follow Lucky 7 blog too!! so please put in a second chance for me in the drawing! Luscious goodies!

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  3. I am also following Authentica!!!

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  4. I am a public follower of your blog!

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  5. New blog follower of Authentica Classics :)

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  6. I like Authentica on Facebook!

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  7. Now a blog follower of Authentica

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  8. Already a FB fan of Lucky 7

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  9. Now a FB fan of Authentica!

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  10. I heart your Etsy shop! (I am Ida & Mae)

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  11. I follow your blog.

    andreatrautman812@gmail.com

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  12. I like you on Facebook (Andi Bauer Trautman)

    andreatrautman812@gmail.com

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  13. I liked Authentica Classics on Facebook. (Andi Bauer Trautman)

    andreatrautman812@gmail.com

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  14. I follow Authentica Classics blog.

    Andreatrautman812@gmail.com

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  15. I shared the giveaway on Facebook (Andi Bauer Trautman)

    andreatrautman812@gmail.com

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  16. I heart you on etsy.

    andreatrautman812@gmail.com

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  17. I've been a follower :) Love this giveaway.

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