This week I am happy to host a giveaway for a gift certificate worth $50 (USD) from Violet Crown Vintage. The impossibly cool Violet Crown was started by Lia after she had moved from Toronto to Austin, Texas—“the city of the violet crown” being one of Austin’s nicknames, after its stunning sunsets. Now back in Toronto, locals may have seen Violet Crown Vintage at some of the flea markets over the summer; her booths have always stood ahead of the rest, beautifully merchandized according to her tasteful eye for carpets, blankets, and, of course, lovely vintage clothing.
Violet Crown Vintage was born out of my desire to acquire special, beautiful things and share them with the world. After years of shopping off the beaten path and styling myself and my home with eclectic vintage goods, I worked up the courage and joined Etsy as a seller while living as a Canadian expat in Austin, Texas. The creative landscape of Austin and the unique culture of Texas as a whole have highly influenced the aesthetic at VCV and will continue to have an impression on the shop in the years to come. I like to think of Violet Crown Vintage as a reflection of my personal style and life ethos: casual/country/city/cool.
I went through her shop and picked out a few of my favourite pieces—obviously I have cooler temperatures on the brain, and am starting to gravitate towards a darker palette.
- Visit Violet Crown Vintage on Etsy and leave a comment here telling me what your favourite piece in the shop is.
- For additional entries, follow Violet Crown on Instagram and/or Twitter, then leave a comment here telling me you have done so. You may want to follow Lia on Instagram anyhow because her account is full of stunning images of country vistas, gorgeous textures, and of course, sunsets.
Please keep in mind that I have comment moderation enabled in my near-futile quest to sift through spam, so your comment might not appear right away. This giveaway is open internationally, but if you live outside of Canada, you may be responsible for your country’s import duties or taxes once your vintage items have shipped. I will select a winner at random on the morning Friday, November 1. Good luck!
ETA: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Giulia!