2.19.2010

Blogger's Favorites -- Danni of Oh Hello Friend + A Giveaway!

When I met Danni at Alt last month, my first thought was that she was the complete embodiment of her blog -- lovely, creative, incredibly nice...

In fact, I might go as far as to say, she sort of looked like her blog...(the outfit she was wearing when we first met perfectly matched her blog banner, it was really quite fantastic.)

Not only has Danni kindly agreed to share her favorite things with us this week, but she's also offering up a $30 gift certificate to her immensely lovely shop, which would more than cover one of the perfect little necklaces below (I should note that I'm coveting that peacock one in an altogether unnatural way...)



Just leave a comment on this post by midnight CT on Tuesday, February 23rd for a chance to win, and I'll announce the lucky reader on Wednesday!

So without further ado, Herewith Danni's favorites, enjoy and have a lovely weekend!
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hi friends! it was so fun searching around, finding images of some of my favorites to share with you. i have certain things that are definitely favorites of mine. thanks joslyn for letting me share on your lovely blog this week! here is a list of my top 10 favorites:


my fiance - he's without a doubt my number one favorite. he's my best friend. (image by oh, hello friend.)


flea markets - i may have a teeny tiny problem: i am a hoarder! somehow i always find myself at a flea market, swap meet, or a thrift store. whenever i walk into a thrift store, i get such an excited feeling about the treasures i'll discover. i told my fiancee that one time and he thought i was so silly. (image by photphobia)


traveling - if i had all the money in the world, i would travel. i would take my man and go around the world.. starting with the places we most want to go. (first on our list: israel, egypt, and italy) (image by christian cruz)


skeleton keys - maybe i watched cinderella one too many times when i was a kid but the scene where the evil stepmother locks cinderella in her room when the prince comes: i LOVE the key!!!! and just the whole locking a door with an old skeleton key is one of my absolute favorites. when i went to denmark a few years ago, one of the houses we visited had an old lock in the door and i remember just sitting there for 20 minutes locking and unlocking the door ;) (image by MAOJ)


jane austen - what can i say, i'm a romantic at heart. i love this era. i love the fashion. i love the customs and the simple times. i love the characters of jane austen's stories. this image doesn't exactly say jane but it reminds me of a beautiful scene from one of her books. (image by adebnd)


packages - i love a pretty package all wrapped up with lots of thought and care and loveliness.(image by oh, hello friend.)


rain - crazy. that is the usual response i get when i tell people i love the rain. it isn't depressing, i LOVE it! i could just sit and watch it rain all day long. i would LOVE for it to rain on my wedding day! (love this wedding shot) (image by braedon photography)


anthropologie - before i go traveling with all the money in the world, i would stop at anthropologie and purchase.. everything! i love everything about this store from the goods they carry down to the design of the clothing tags. (image by anthropologie)


pms 124 - i love this shade, and really any shade of goldenrod yellow. i definitely plan to use this color in my wedding ;) (image by ruche)


collecting - going back to number 2 and my issue with hoarding things, a better way to put it is that i 'collect' things! i love collecting treasures and special finds that i come across at thrift stores. lately i've been collecting clocks, old books, and pretty plates! (image by oh, hello friend.)

129 comments:

hannah said...

Oh what a lovely new find. Thank you so much for sharing. That peacock necklace is gorgeous!!

Liv said...

I love that necklace... and that shade of yellow is my favorite.

Rosa said...

danni's necklaces would definitely be on "my favorite things" list.

stephanie said...

how lovely!! i just adore her blog, and have to agree that the rain is more beautiful than it is depressing :) love that yellow too!

Jess said...

I am in love with those necklaces!

Leah said...

I love the rain and goldenrod yellow too :)

paula said...

she does seem like such a doll. Great list too.

Jecca said...

oh this is happy!

stewart and james said...

♥ those necklaces!
kristen

uglygirl said...

I love Danni's blog and i participated in her Lovely Package Exchange. She seems a very generous person. I just read on her blog that her fiance has lost his job. I hope people support her by purchasing those goodies they have been thinking about from Danni's etsy store!

Stephanie said...

I simply adore Oh, Hello Friend. Her blog is a breath of fresh air, reminiscent of the first sunny days of spring, and I'm so glad to see it featured on Simple Lovely! <3

stephanie.i.kuo [at] gmail.com

orange sparrow said...

i love rain as well :) and I'm pretty crazy about skeleton keys as well!

Alison said...

I love Oh, Hello Friend and also get goosebumps walking into a thrift store at the thought of what might await me. And that shade of yellow is just glorious.

Sandy said...

i love so many of the same things that danni loves! from thrift shopping, to traveling, to anthropologie, to goldenrod yellow! i am superbly in love with yellow this year!!! it makes me soo happy when i see anything with yellow! i would really love a chance at this giveaway, danni has some adorable little things in her shop that i have been eyeing!

Ana said...

I love all the things you love (except your fiance lol).

You have such amazing shop! those necklaces are just stunning! ♥
Love them all...

Happy weekend.

Sandhya said...

love her blog and shop - already a follower! =)

Janet said...

Oooh, thanks for introducing me to a new blog to love! :) I am simpatico with almost all of your favorites (substitute my husband for your boyfriend and yellow for greay and I could have written this list!).

I am in love with amour! I would love a chance to win. Thanks...I mean, Merci!

Kara said...

that peacock is definitely going on my favorites list.

stephanie Toole said...

Beautiful things

blueiris315 said...

What a lovely shop AND person! All the necklaces are stunning, but I think my favorites are the key, the peacock, and the hot air balloon. Thanks Joslyn!

Julia said...

Love the necklaces and the favorites! They are some of my favorites too!

jillian said...

I love her engagement story on her blog. I must say I am smitten with the let it rain necklace!

Jessica said...

She and I share several favorite things. And I really div her jewelry.

Deb said...

I heart rain also. There is something so relaxing about it and makes me want to curl up next to a window with an old fave book. The grey hat with the yellow coat is gorgeous.

Carolyn said...

Gorgeous list, and beautiful necklaces! Thanks for introducing her to us!

Jeanne said...

Everything in her shop is beautuful!

Lisa R. Lewis said...

beautiful. everything.

Maria said...

So this is what love looks like! Absolutely obsessed with this style... bookmarked her site to share with others! Thanks for introducing me to another great blog <3

Amanda said...

Already a follower of Hello, Friend. Love the blog :)

pikkii said...

it could be nice to wear necklaces like this ones in this 'wintertime with lot of snow but waiting soon for spring'-situation

Sara said...

Love the skeleton keys, the necklace, the blog...

kristina [ the darling house ] said...

what a lovely list of favorite things! I like the rain too. everyone in my California hometown thought I was crazy for moving to Oregon. At some point before I left they all said to me, "you know it rains there right? like a lot." California just never had enough "make a cup of tea, sit by the fire in some big socks, and read" sort of days for me.

Katie said...

I adore "AMOUR." :) The "float away" hot air balloon necklace is really special too. I'd love to win.

Margo said...

Danni's stuff is so great.
margosivin@yahoo.com

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

what a great post, thank you so much, she has an absolute fabulous blog and her shop is stunning thanks!

Sarah Bradley said...

I'm loving anything goldenrod too! Great favorites list! :)

BECKY said...

hope i win.

CourtneyM said...

Oh, I'd love a peacock dangling from my neck. Beautiful!

Lauren said...

I like your list of favorites :)
Mine is similar but just a tinge different (but I'm right there on Jane Austen)

Eliza said...

i totally agree about the rain. love it!

Kelly and Kelly said...

what a nice list!!

Lindsey said...

i love the feeling right before it starts to rain really hard. also - the jane austen photo is gorgeous!

Allison said...

Really lovely, all of it. Shop, blog, and favorites. I'm especially in love with the peacock and the tiny harmonica necklace, beautiful.

rachel said...

really beautiful...

Catherine said...

Ohh, love all of Danni's pretty things! Please enter me. :)

Kristine said...

So delightful! I have been enjoying her beautiful blog (and yours0 for a while now, and it is always so soft and pretty!

jack, lucy and finn said...

i love danni's blog! what a fabulous giveaway!

Irina said...

Lovely list! And peacock necklace is beautiful!

Janna said...

Her blog is one of my daily reads. And I'm right there with you on the peacock pendant.

leya said...

lovely favorites and lovely jewelry.
thanks for introducing me to her blog and shop.

Il Fornaio said...

That peacock necklace is perfection!

Simply Mel said...

Such a lovely list of favorites...and j'adore her fiance is wearing a BFF shirt!

The AMOUR necklace - has my name written all over it!

molly said...

love all the favorites!
and count me in, her shop is lovely!

oranji said...

thrift shopping IS fun!

Kristen said...

Beautiful jewelry...and another blog on my list of daily reads! A little less work getting done in my home today due to this post....:)

Kristen M.

Alicia Fish said...

She is very sweet and inspiring...

Engracia said...

I'm in love with every sigle image and description. I love Danni's blog and her shop. Thanks for inviting one of my favourite bloggers to share.
Cheers
Engracia

kate so said...

beautiful favorites. beautiful shop.

Katie Beary said...

oo la la i loveee those necklaces!!





katherinebeary@hotmail.com

Ger said...

love her blog, and what a nice list!

Anonymous said...

So I just bought the peacock necklace and feel guilty--like I took it from a friend who was coveting it! Don't count me in the gift cert drawing, but do let me know if you really did want it. I need to go on a spending hiatus myself!

--Kate C. (don't mean to come up as anon, but otherwise I think I am signed in as my husband)

Her name was Lola said...

Immensely lovely, indeed! I'm digging this list of favorites.

Happy weekend.

Cheers.

ericca h at bellybaloo said...

This is a great favorites list! I love skeleton keys, too, and totally remember that part in Cinderella!

jennifer young said...

danni is a doll. lover her stuff!
love this post.
j.

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CAP said...

These necklaces are so perfect--love them and love oh, hello friend!

tslayne said...

Love, love , love the peacock!!!

Emmy said...

What a breath of fresh air.

d_aggie said...

Beautiful post.

kittycat said...

love it!

Julia said...

lovely jewelry!

Karey said...

Her site is full of lovely things. It would be fun to have a little shopping spree there. I hope I win!

tayler marie said...

flea markets, hold simple treasures yet to be found.
traveling, creates everlasting adventures.
rain, renews.
beautiful things, thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

Lovely list AND a gorgeous store. I really think the hot air balloon is irresistible!

Del said...

Just discovered your blog and Danni's via CuriousBird. How lovely! I'll definitely be visiting more in the future!

misselty said...

whenever i walk into a thrift store, i get such an excited feeling about the treasures i'll discover. i told my fiancee that one time and he thought i was so silly.
I don't think you're silly! I feel the same way!

And I'm heading to Denmark soon! I shall be on the hunt for old locks with skeleton keys!!

Thanks for sharing!

Tina said...

Danni, your jewelry is beautiful! I hope I win the gift certificate! I am going to browse your etsy shop now...
Thank you!

Johanna Palka said...

Great new blog introduction and that peacock necklace is lovely. Thank you!

Melissa said...

Oh wow, I love this jewelry! What a delight.

Angelique said...

Such a beautiful shop! I'm glad to discover it.

katie bateman said...

O yellow.I love the peacock.

Tess said...

I love the owl pendant!!

Kriscanuck said...

oh- pick me please! i love the french necklace with the eiffel tower. i'll have to let my husband know that's how he feels about me! :)

Lydia said...

That's great! Would love to win.

Susan said...

Oh those are all great. Hope I win.

Janet said...

the necklace is beautiful!

Chylie said...

so unique and beautiful! i thove those neckalaces!

tresser*ize said...

beautiful! yes please

Meghann said...

The necklaces are beautiful! And I always love reading what others' favorites are, as it gives me new things to discover.

krashby said...

everything is oh so lovely. I love the sound of rain, esp on a tin roof.

nadia said...

such a beautiful list and yes romantic but that is what so perfect about it! i am drooling over the peacock necklace- one of the best books i have ever read was "under the peacock fan"!

Laura PARING DOWN said...

Hi there. I LOVE the owl pendant and the Summer in Rain pendant. Gorgeous!!!

Amber Marie said...

i love that shade of yellow too and the peacock necklace. must be destiny ;)

jhowle said...

Thank you so much for sharing! I'm now a follower of both your blogs :)

Heather said...

Thanks for sharing. The peacock necklace is beautiful.

Jenn said...

Peacock (feathers) were the theme from my wedding...so I have a strong affinity towards them. Gorgeous stuff!

Fern and Feather said...

just had so much fun 'window shopping' at Danni's shop. Such a wonderful assortment of lovelies... this could definitely pacify my spending hiatus {wink}.

Mrs. Potts said...

Such a lovely list of favorites - and a great shop too!

Lily Isaacs said...

I really like the stuff in your post and it was interesting to read, so kudos. I went over to Oh,hello friend's shop and there is a beautiful hot air balloon pendant that I fell in love with. Thank's for the giveaway :)

miel & company said...

her goodies are so lovely! love that amour necklace!

olive said...

It rained a fine misty rain on my wedding day and I didn't mind at all!
Love yellow and that peacock necklace, too!

mylene said...

Wow, I love that peacock necklace and the pocket watch necklace! And those sweet hair pins....

Mindy said...

oH I Just love that amour necklace. And I have the same fasination with skeleton keys. So beautiful!

Kristen, Mike and Max said...

That peacock necklace is fabulous!

Katie*Belle said...

Beautiful post! And that peacock necklace is amazing!

A.Mountain.Bride said...

oooooooooo! I've been looking for unique bridal jewelry and I think her pieces would be a GREAT addition to my wedding day ensemble :-)

Jes

ascian said...

*fingers crossed*

modern eve said...

dani's blog is one of my favorites for sure! i'd love to own a peice of her collection. this umbrella is my favorite: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40491790
i don't love the rain, like dani, but i LOVE umbrellas. strange, huh?

TX Girl said...

Love her list. I'm also in love with her pretties.

Kristen said...

The peacock is unique and beautiful! Love it.

Chris said...

the list is great (esp the flea markets and jane austen!).

mel-o said...

love that necklace! great post.

Melissa said...

Oh I love skeleton keys and Jane Austen. And I've recently discovered the Jane Austen mystery novels, which sorta combines both elements!! I hope I make it into the draw!

lassenbaby said...

The flea market photo is so colorful, I wish I could just pop myself there!

Jenni and Christian said...

I am in love with both of those necklaces!!!! Either would be amazing :)

aj said...

adore the peacock!

Laura said...

That shop is gorgeous! I will definitely spend more than $30 if I win.

tammy said...

fantastic shop! i'm in awe of the peacock necklace. great giveaway!

Karyn said...

You just introduced me to a great Etsy shop! I love the hair pins!

Paige said...

yes, please!

neeka said...

I love her stuff so much, especially the pocket watches and necklaces.

neekaishappy@gmail.com

blonderland said...

Beautiful! Great giveaway :).

Brigid said...

I just checked out her shop. You described her and the jewelry wonderfully: "lovely and creative".

Katie said...

Wow, I just found your blog and these photos are so inspiring! The Amour necklace just screams '20s Paris! Thanks for sharing!

Feeder of the Hungry Beans said...

I must have the hat the woman in the goldenrod jacket is wearing! Must!

Annie said...

one of MY favorites is danni's blog. thank you for posting this lovely giveaway!

Heather said...

Just got back from a wedding where the skies burst open during the ceremony. Quite an experience! I hope you get your wish.

rachelle said...

simple lovely and oh hello friend are among my favorite blogs! i would die for a gift certificate to her shop! :)

Melissa de la Fuente said...

I love your list Danni! It is lovely to be engaged to your best friend & I am with you on the flea markets! Oh, and anthropologie too & travel...sigh. All of it! thank you for sharing your list!
xo
Melis