I came across an Etsy shop recently, Wesley + Buttercup, owned and operated by Chrissy Venable of Ojai, California… and WOW. Her handmade headbands are adorable.
Here’s what Chrissy had to say about her shop, “I started making the headbands in February of this year and opened my shop a month later. Like so many other creative moms, I got my inspiration from my children. I loved playing dress up as a kid and when they really began to use their imaginations, I decided to create something beautiful and special for them. I’m realizing now that women appreciate my headbands too and fit in well with that bohemian vibe!
“I spend hours combing through blogs, Pinterest and my favorite clothing company’s websites to see what colors, textures, and prints are trending but ultimately, I prefer using vintage trim for that one of a kind product.
“I’m working on adding women’s headbands, more styles for boys, embellished styles for girls, and dolls with matching headdresses. And I love custom orders!”
I had SUCH a hard time narrowing it down to two headbands, (the Scandinavian! the Purple Pink Yellow! the Go Go London!) but here’s the two I ended up with:
So here I am happy to announce SweetPotato PeachTree’s FIRST EVER GIVEAWAY! Your chance to win the “Little Blue” headband, modeled by G in the third picture. Two ways to enter! (1) leave a comment on this entry about something you would like to see on this blog, and/or (2) become an Instagram follower of me, @essemeza and @wesleyandbuttercup, repost the giveaway announcement, and leave a comment on my Instagram Giveaway post letting me know (if you account is private, simply tag 2 friends and let me know). Each comment counts as an entry, so each person has a maximum of 2 chances to win. All entries must be made by midnight, PST on May 31 2013. Winner will be chosen at random and will be announced on this page and Instagram. Winner has 48 hours to claim their prize and provide a shipping address, or else an alternate winner will be chosen.
If you can’t wait for the giveaway to be over, because you’ve just gotta have one now, or if you prefer a different headband than the one I am giving away, head on over to Wesley + Buttercup and use the shop code “sweetpotatopeachtree” for 10% off!
PLUS she just announced that there are new items coming to her shop on May 31st, and all domestic orders will ship FREE and include a bonus gift. We can’t wait, Chrissy!
UPDATE: Congratulations to Judy Burns, winner of the Little Blue headband!! You will be contacted to provide the shipping info. Thanks for leaving your comment on the blog, and thanks to all the blog comments and Instagram entries.
Here’s a few more shots from our outing, since it had been raining for the last two days straight we were all glad to get outside and splash in some puddles and poke at the mud (some of us chose to eat it).