A Very Mary Design - Giveaway

Mary Ann Abbott is a woman who wears many hats. She is an English teacher, a thrifter, a generous & talented shop owner with not one, but two Etsy shops. Magpie Mary showcases Mary Ann's thrift good & vintage finds, such as vintage glass lotion jars. Her other shop, A Very Mary Design, is where she shares her love of vintage supplies, as well as handmade items she has created. My favorite items are the so-called ugly monsters she creates by recycling materials & embellishing them with buttons & hand-embroidered details.

GIVEAWAY - CLOSED: Mary Ann has generously offered up one of her adorable "ugly" monsters (pictured here) to one lucky reader. Simply visit one of her Etsy shops, then leave a comment on this post noting one of your favorite items. Giveaway will end at Midnight CST, Friday, January 2nd.

Receive 25% off all merchandise (less s/h) in either shop with code FUNKY. Code should go in "notes to seller" section and you will receive an adjusted invoice. Good through January 10.


Mistress Meeyee said...

I love these ugly monsters.I already have one of these monsters that I gave to my niece for her Birthday and I would love to have one for my baby boy now!

Jingle said...

This ugly monster is SO cute! I really love the stamps she has in her shop! Particularly the crown stamp...http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18195264!
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Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

ooh!! I LOVE the vintage lamb planter!! so cute!!

Unknown said...

That little monster is darling!

I like the vintage cards- all 100 of 'em!

Chey-Anne Smart said...

Email me again-I still can't get my email to go through to you! I want to ask you some stuff about the necklace thing!

Reva Skie said...

I love the vintage bowling patches. I think I had one of those back in the day.

Crystal Smith-Colburn said...

Love her vintage items. I particularly LOVE the 1960's cream & sugar set. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of the cute monsters!

Jessica Y. said...

Wow, fantastic giveaway! I absolutely love "Flock Together Original Collage Duo!"


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ArtfulStory said...

I love the flock together collage, but who doesn't love the Cabbage Patch Christmas stockings.

I love your little monsters too I know my son would too.


Simply Stacie said...

The ugly monsters are adorable! In her shop, I love the Vintage Japanese Pitcher Set.


Melissa said...

My favorite is the vintage purse.

Angela said...

I love the vintage cards, but I love this little monster!

Kim said...

I heart the: Vintage Japanese Mushroom Mug :)

Anonymous said...

PERFECT FOR CHRISTMAS Vintage Cabbage Patch Stockings would have been great for christmas! Great vintage items!


Anonymous said...

I really like the Vintage Japanese Earrings. It's chic and just lovely.

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Melody said...


CLEARANCE 1960s Simulated Leather Handbag would be a nice gift for my grandmother! What a great shop she has..

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Anonymous said...

I'll pick "Flock Together Original Collage Duo". I love birds so this is definitely my favorite from both her shops! If i win, i'll give the plush to my sister.


Anonymous said...


I think these orange buttons are fun. I'd totally use them in my crocheted creations.


Laura Stewart said...

oh, I love this -

Diana D said...

what a clever way to use excess fabric. They are sure cute

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Luck Happens said...

I'm a fan of little ugly monsters! I also love perusing flea markets and antique stores. The 1970s Japanese Mushroom Tea Set in Magpie Mary is too funky!

Thanks for the giveaway!

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