Monday, December 6, 2010

Shop 52 Denver-One: {The Wild Grape} and a Giveaway

Hello there! Today is an extra exciting day because today is the first day of Shop 52 Denver! It's part of the Shop 52 Project, a brilliant idea created by Tina and Jack Fussell of Flying House by Traveling Mama! If you're not already familiar with their blog I would highly recommend checking it out! It's an incredibly inspiring place to visit!

The Shop 52 Project works like this: Every Monday (for 52 weeks) I will be featuring a local shop in the Denver area (including some of the mountain towns surrounding Denver). These shops are truly little gems and offer tons of inspiration and lots of handmade and/or locally made goods! They are operated by some of the most kind-hearted, creative, talented and hardworking people you will ever meet. I hope to not only inspire you, but to also encourage you to support these local shops (and the local shops in your own towns as well)!

In honor of this new adventure, I will be having a giveaway EVERY WEEK during the month of December 2010!!! The prize will be something from the shop that I'm featuring that particular week!!! YAY! 

Without further delay, I'd like to introduce you to The Wild Grape, 1435 Miner Street, Idaho Springs, Colorado 80452!

This charming little shop is located in Idaho Springs, CO, a tiny old mining town located off of I-70W en route to many of the ski resorts in the mountains west of Denver.

The Wild Grape sells gorgeous home decor items, unique gifts, beautiful jewelry, and lots of fun seasonal items! During my visit they were completely decked out for the upcoming winter holiday season! I absolutely could not resist buying one of those pine snowflakes for my home! SO FESTIVE!

The items in the store are displayed so beautifully---every detail is attended to! And the people who work here are so helpful and sweet!

Their sign says: "Unique Gifts and Selfish Necessities." Isn't that cute? I'm thinking these adorable little measuring spoons may be a "necessity" for me in the near future! HA!

And how about these hand-painted clips and coasters. So artsy and fun!

LOVE the retro look of this display for kitchen items!

And how about some pure mountain elegance!

This festive holiday mantel display warms my heart! Check out those adorable wooden sleds! Ahhhh!

Cozy hand-knit hats with a 1920's style---tres chic!

And such a clever way to display these beautiful charms and pendants!

So, what do you think?

How about a GIVEAWAY from this little treasure box?

I just happen to have one of these festive hanging pine snowflakes for one lucky winner! This would make the perfect addition to your home or front door for the entire winter season!!! You could even embellish it with a giant bow!
For a chance to win:

1. Leave a comment and tell me your favorite thing from the photos of The Wild Grape.
2. Become a follower of my blog and leave a second comment!
You have until 11:59pm (mountain time) on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 to enter. At that time I will draw the name of one lucky person and announce the winner on my blog on Thursday, December 9th! GOOD LUCK! Thanks for stopping by!


Jenny said...

What a great idea!!! Super cute little shop! Have fun with this!

Brandi said...

What a great idea! So fun!!! I love the measuring spoons!

Kathy Martin said...

Oh how lovely The Wild Grape is! I love the kitchen photo with a mix of vintage and new! I adore shopping for both antiques and new pieces! Thank you for the chance to win that fabulous pine snowflake!

Michele Gross said...

Oh what a darling shop! I have 2 favorites-those spoons~how divine are they???!!! and the phrase..."and selfish necessities"-LOVE that!!

Ayana Posadas said...

What a fun idea! Those pictures really look beautiful. My favorite item was the spoons. Oh, and I really liked the stockings too! I would love to go visit that store some day.
Thanks for sharing it with us.
Of course i'm already a follower of your fabulous blog! :)

Karen B. said...

Wow, those pictures are amazing! And such a fun idea you have! I honestly really like the look of the giveaway prize!

Kristy Smith said...

Hi Lisa! Thanks for the great giveaway! I'd have to say that my favorite thing is definitely those little measuring spoons! They are great! =) Thanks again!

Kristy Smith said...

Also, as you know I am of course a follower to your wonderful blog! =)

Laurie said...

Oh my Lisa! I grew up in Lakewood and practically LIVED in Id Sprigs! We used to go to A&W all the time and have burgers down behind by the river!! SOOO happy to see your post! I miss Colorado so much! One day I will be moving back there! I just have to talk my husband into it!! Thanks for the memories!!

~Tammy~ said...

This is darling! I love those spoons and I really like the planter next to the fire place too! I love little shops like this! There are always hidden treasures!