Friday, August 20, 2010
Sending out thanks to everybody who left a comment on my post announcing my three year blogging birthday. Your support and encouragement has been and will always be greatly appreciated. Over 100 of you entered my giveaway where you had to leave three words that describe the types of things you would want from a shopping spree in NYC. I was delighted and amazed by the variety of words chosen. And I thought it would be fun to post them in one place as they really are a snapshot of what we all do, create, and love.
The top thirteen picks, starting with the most popular: texture, paper, rusty, vintage, books, quirky, ephemera, old, color, unique, tactile, metal, textile.
And all the rest, sorted for your reading pleasure...
Adjectives: strange, unusual, dramatic, bumpy, funky, sparkly, layered, shiny, flat, subversive, vivid, soulful, religious, whimsical, visceral, authentic, ornate, clunky, unorthodox, one-of-a-kind, Victorian, architectonic, inspirational, sensational, kitschy, outstanding, intriguing, touching, unexpected, funny, individual, comfortable, casual, chunky, small, miniature.
Old: decayed, grunge, worn, patina, tattered, antique, old world, aged, detritus, pre-owned, crusty, dusty, primitive, weathered, dingy, decrepit, history.
Organic: earthy, wood, seedpod, sticks, stones, avian, organic, nest, rock.
Color: bright, sepia, vintage white, red, bold.
Textile: fabric, silk, lace, wallpaper.
Objects: spoons, beads, keys, photos, silverware, costume jewelry bits, stencil, gadget, playing card, ticket stubs, rubber stamp, charm, prism, watch parts, book covers.
NY, NY: Central-Parkish, something New Yorker, Broadway, old tattered NY ephemera.
Write On: alphabets, words, ink, handwritten, postcard, text, typography, letters, pages, script.
Travel: Mexican, Japanese, vintage Czech Republic, Americana, foreign text.
Mystery: labyrinth, talisman, mystical, mysterious, fantastical, creepy cats, creepy, curiosities.
All the Rest (aka ran out of time to categorize these): full of-story, filigree, serenity, surprise, art deco, tin, two for one, stripes, glitter, numerical, lost, memories, art store, thrift store, thought-provoking, time, found, creative romance, love, story- telling, attar, spatial, poetry, graphic design, and chocolate.
And now the winner of the NYC shopping spree giveaway. Drum roll please...........Pat from Lost and Found. I will be shopping for typography, decrepit and chocolate. But not decrepit chocolate! I look forward to the hunt. Once Pat gets her goods, I will post photos of my shopping adventure and her winnings.