Sunday, October 14, 2012

Featured Shop of the Week: OLD CHATEAU

Let's welcome a new week with our latest Featured Shop, OLD CHATEAU, who specializes in photography props, accessories, & party decor. The items have a distinct vintage shabby-chic feel, and each item is unique. My personal favorite are OLD CHATEAU's crowns, like the ice cream parlor crowns shown below. Read further to find out how you can win the brown & cream "Fudgeswirl" crown!

When asked how she got started, Jennifer, the creator/designer of OLDCHATEAU says, "For as long as I can remember I have found beauty in rusted, frayed, weathered and overgrown treasures. My shop, OLDCHATEAU, pays homage to my love of all things vintage."

"My signature style is soft and romantic, and I love working with natural materials including burlap, vintage lace and cotton fabrics. From baby blankets to photography props, each piece is unique, often one-of-kind. Each piece is made with care and attention to detail in the hope that it will be something that you or a friend will treasure for years to come."

I asked Jennifer what she finds most challenging about having her own business, and she said. "keeping up with the house and children while still being creative! but wouldn't change a thing...sweet chaos is where it's at!  lol."

Jennifer says "I am obsessed basically with anything old and pink.  I would paint my entire house shades of pink if the Mr. would let me!  I love networking through Facebook.  I have met sooo many amazing people.  Photographers, Mom's & other shop owners.  I love to see everyone's vision of my creation, that is the beauty of being able to share on FB! and RELAX????  not on the agenda!"

Jennifer wants her fans & customers to know, "I make each creation by hand.  I try to keep the ideas fresh and fun, limiting the amount of each item I sell.  Keeping it original.  I love working and talking with my customers and have become good friends with some of them, for this I am grateful.  With each sale my heart still skips a beat to know that someone feels the same way I do about my creations.  It is a true joy to be able to have my passion be more than a hobby."

Would you like to win the "Fudgeswirl" Ice Cream Parlor crown? Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. The only two mandatory entries are to like both OLD CHATEAU & Violet's Buds Facebook pages. There are several more opportunities to earn extra entries, plus Jennifer is offering all fans an exclusive coupon code for use in her Etsy store. Use code NEWFAN10 for 10% off your first order, plus earn an extra 25 entries with your purchase! Please take a moment to visit OLDCHATEAU on Facebook, and tell her hello!
The winner will be chosen on Saturday, October 20th at 8pm CDT, and the winner will have 48 hours to contact Violet's Buds or OLD CHATEAU to claim the prize. And while you're here, make sure to stop by the Fall Festival Giveaway, which ends October 18th.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Want to have your business featured on Violet's Buds blog? Click here to fill out the application for Featured Shop of the Week. This is a free program aimed to give fellow businesses added exposure, and to introduce our fans to your products!


  1. I have always loved the beautiful crowns, but I also think the Moss Halo are breath taking.

  2. LOVE that one!!! It'd be perfect for my daughter's Glinda costume!

  3. I love her banner material things that go around the baskets or behind them... I would love to have a few of those!!!

  4. any of her crowns with banners to match

  5. I love the Autumn headband! Beautiful!


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