Thursday, 22 March 2012

birthday



So today is the Cottage Industry's 4th birthday.
Can you believe it?!
The last four years have been a bit of a blur, sometimes good, sometimes dementing, occasionally hilarious, occasionally sob inducing, often frantic, full to the brim with lovely people (and a few very strange ones just to flavour the mix).
We've grown in so many ways. I've been able to indulge myself and stock things that I love, to make things that people want to buy and surround myself with glorious patterned textiles. The Cottage still has many places to go and things to do and everyday is -corny as it sounds- an adventure. I could certainly never manage without my lovely shop girls Dell and Anna who put up with my moods, rants and craziness (and of course lovelies Elise and Yem who still drop by for chats and smiles).




As we have done in past years we are doing a birthday give away- a present (or two) from us to you.
This year we have decided that the presents will be two Cambridge Satchels!
So here's the plan......


  

If you would like to be in the running to win a 15" red classic Cambridge Satchel then post a comment here on the blog. Jethro will draw the winner as he has done before, he quite likes running through all the little slips of paper.



If you would like to be in the draw for a 13" silver Cambridge Satchel then post a comment on our Cottage Industry Facebook page. One catch though- you have to LIKE us to be in the draw for this one. We'll use the random number generator to choose the winner here.


Fine print bits coming up.....
The giveaway closes at 9pm on the 29th of March 2012 and we'll draw the winners on Friday the 30th of March 2012.
Entry is restricted to Australian residents only.
We will mail the satchel out via Express Post.
The satchels can't be exchanged for another size, style or colour (or for monetary value of course!).
Remember either comment on this post or LIKE and comment on our Facebook page.
You can be in the running for both satchels.
Simple really.

Think I have covered everything!

Happy birthday Cottage Industry- and thank you all for supporting us!

38 comments:

  1. Satchel or No Miss P sending you big love on your birthday... such an amazing achievement! Still the best patterned palette in town.
    xxxx

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  2. Dearest Pen - number one, I don't need to be in the draw as we already have a satchel here ( and very loved it is too).
    Number two - if every shop was like yours, a lot more retail would not be in dire straits. It is an absolute joy to visit the Cottage, knowing that everything in it has been made and chosen with such love, care and creativity. It's like an Aladdin's cave of lovely covetable things and while it must be so hard being in charge of EVERYTHING and being the boss, you do a fine job and I hope the Cottage continues for a long time
    xxx

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  3. Lyndsay has left a new comment on your post "birthday":

    Congratulations on your 4th birthday Cottage Industry (and well done Pen) - I feel bad for first commenting when there is a competition, truth be told, I always look forward to your posts which I've been reading for the past few months with great interest (they always get opened outside of my blog reader and read slowly and properly, as opposed to the quick skim/scan of the pretty pictures most other blogs get!). As someone running their own small creative business, and with aspirations of a shopfront one day, I find it incredibly inspiring to read about your day to day adventures, the ups and the downs! Hope there is a suitably delicious cake and candles to blow out in your near future x Lyndsay

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  4. Wow fellow Aries! Mine's on Sunday and WHAT a fabulous birthday surprise that would be... Only wish I could give something wonderful back in return...

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  5. I read your blog even though I can't go to your shop as i live in Christchurch. Helps me remember a great post-earthquake trip to Melbourne last autumn, and how I stumble upon your truly fab shop. Happy birthday, and MANY HAPPY RETURNS!

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  6. Happy Birthday Cottage Industry! And well done to you Pene for making it so special. Definitely one of the places I miss most now I am no longer in Melbourne.

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  7. I'm so greedy! I love both the silver and red! So I'm going to enter twice! Oops! Pardon my greediness! These are just WAYYY toooooo nice.. Thanks for offering them Penelope!
    : ) And of course, HAPPY BIRTHDAY COTTAGE INDUSTRY!!!!!!!!!!!! You're one of my favourites shops ever in Melbourne! Not only cause you stock those AWESOME mexican dresses... but also cause you seem to always feel so warm and cosy, like in a lovely christmas ski lodge or something! <3!

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  8. Happy birthday!! It's great to see such creative enterprise
    Cheers
    Megan

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  9. Ohhh! I luurve that shade of red! Very Sexy!
    Happy Birthday little Cottage! XX

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  10. Satchel scramble! Happy Birthday beautiful darling Cottage and congratulations Penelope!

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  11. Happy Birthday! how exciting! this is my dream bag, love love love it! xxx

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  12. HI Pene

    Im a fan of you blog and your store which my 7 1/2 year loves as well.You write so beautifully,a real pleasure to read. Congrats on this wonderful achievement. Bestest Vicki

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  13. Hi Pene,
    I can't seem to leave a message on your blog ! I love the red satchel - perfect match for my navy blue English husband...
    Happy Birthday! Your shop is one of my favourite in Melbourne....
    Kind regards,
    Toni

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  14. Wishing you a happy 4th birthday!! Here's to many more.
    Cheers

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  15. Happy birthday! Good on you! A life lived doing what you love and being surrounded by beauty is a precious one. (I am getting maudlin in my old age)

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  16. Happy fourth year and wishing you many, many more to come...its a beautiful shop, well done.x

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  17. Happy happy birthday to your lovely shop! XOXO

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  18. Happy birthday! Your lovely shop is always a delight to visit, whatever the season!

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  19. Happy Bithday, Cottage Industry! xx

    What a swell knitting bag this would make! Everyone knows RED means FAST!!! Watch the smoke rise from my needles with this!

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  20. Delurking because the temptation is too great. Happy birthday. :)

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  21. Congrats on your shop's 4th birthday!! I hope to visit very soon!

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  22. Was googling 'cottage industry' came across this blog, luv it. Love to enter, so please count me in.

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  23. Happy 4th Birthday! I think your shop is really fantastic!

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  24. happy bird-day, thanks for being a beacon of good stuff in melbourne x

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  25. Im going to come in today and SING!!!! x

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  26. Happy birthday Cottage Industry and thank you Pen for being such an inspiration.
    I can't even explain how much I love your store and everything that you do! Thank you! X

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  27. Happy birthday - I love your shop, it's a highlight in the glee I take in showing interstate friends down Gertrude St. Also love the red satchel!

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  28. Best birthday wishes to the ever gorgeous and inspiring Cottage Industry, here's to many more xox

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  29. Happy Birthday! I am looking forward to visiting your shop after discovering your blog.
    I would love the red satchel. It will match my red flats.

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  30. Happy birthday lovely pen...commenting here to be in the running also for a red un!

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  31. I think I would be quite chuffed to be the proud owner of that spunky red bag...
    Happy birthday pretty little shop!

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  32. Happy Birthday! Thank-you for your excellent warm fuzzy things. P.S. I am in dire need of good satchelness.

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  33. Jeez, the red one sure is lovely....

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  34. I love you Jethro. Pick Me. xx CAKE

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  35. this entry is for Indigo. you know she doesn't like to pay for ANYTHING!

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  36. Happy bday lovelies.
    Hope to see many more
    xxK

    PS the red one would be a gorgeous match for my silver one ;)

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  37. What a treat! Happiest of birthdays

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