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Happy Birthday + A Gift For You From Loomed NOLA

Mrs. Vintage is one today! I can’t believe how time flies. One year ago today, I opened up shop (at that time from my living room) and started doing something no one else in New Orleans was doing at the time: providing quality, unique vintage furniture and accessories for hire, specifically marketed to the wedding industry. Fast forward one year and our little company has some very big accomplishments to be proud of. Some of which include being published on Style Me Pretty, 100 Layer Cake, Bride Rush, Rock N Roll Bride, and TLC (yet to air, but stay tuned!). We have also expanded our services to include event design and production, creative direction, photoshoot styling & of course vintage rentals. I am thrilled at where this amazing (and risky!) endeavor has taken me and look forward to the exciting changes coming to Mrs. Vintage in the very near future!

But enough about me, let’s give you some birthday presents! That’s how this works right? Right. Today is the very first day of two weeks of giveaways as a thank you from the bottom of my vintage heart for all the support you’ve shown me over the past year.

Mrs. Vintage Blog

First up, the AMAZING hand-woven turkish towels, bath mat and soap form Loomed NOLA valued at $350.00! I know, I wanted to start with a BANG! Loomed NOLA was started by the very adventurous couple Paul & Molly, who quit corporate life (I can relate!) and moved to Turkey for the experience of a lifetime. Looking for gifts to bring back to New Orleans, they discovered these incredibly soft, durable, handmade textiles, woven using ancient practices. Best of all Loomed NOLA has just opened up shop in The Rink: 2727 Prytania St. at Washington so even if you don’t win, you can buy up all the turkish towels your little heart desires. From Paul:

We work with the last nine families of weavers in Turkey who still do things the old fashioned way – completely by hand on old-style shuttled looms. Our cotton is certified organic by the GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), which is the EU’s equivalent to the USDA. We also have pieces in linen and silk that we can wholly say are organic, though they are not certified as such because the small families who work in these materials cannot afford the certification. With our partners in Turkey, we buy the cotton threads for all of our cotton pieces so we can control the quality. We then give the thread to the weavers, who work their magic and return to us beautiful finished product!

All you have to do to win is like our respective Facebook pages HERE and HERE, then come back and comment on this blog post below! You have until 5PM Friday Feb. 22nd to enter. Winners will be chosen at random, only one comment/entry per person please! Can only ship within the Continental United States. Next giveaway starts on Monday! Best of luck!Mrs. Vintage Blog

46 Responses to “Happy Birthday + A Gift For You From Loomed NOLA”

  1. Jennifer L

    HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! That is FABULOUS!!!! I wish you many more years and much success!!! I adore your stuff!!!

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  2. Elizabeth McDonald

    Happy Birthday!!! Got my fingers crossed for some awesome goodies from Loomed NOLA!

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  3. Ashley

    Oh I’d LOVE to win this!! Since I can’t ever enter our own giveaways… Congrats to a group of people doing cool things in NOLA!

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  4. vicky

    Wow NOLA!!! nice comfy my all time favorite way to beat a new england Nor’Easter…we’ve got another one coming thanks for letting me in on NOLA

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  5. Holly

    I love your blog Mrs. Vintage and would love to get my hands on those sweet, soft goodies from Loomed NOLA! Yay for sharing some love!

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  6. Ami Jastrzemski

    If you could only see my tattered towels that we have in our bathroom ;-). Fingers crossed and Happy Birthday. I can’t wait until I can get more into the detail phase and see how I can integrate your services into my wedding.

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  7. Barbara Wiggins

    You know I have already loved you from the beginning and found Loomed through you too! Happy Happy Happy first Birthday to you!

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  8. john nortz

    I have had lot’s of good thngs happen with you so congrat’s…you and your business are amazing….sweet….good luck and have some fun along the way….xxooo…your Dad.

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  9. Patti Lloyd

    it’s so sweet how you bloggers have give aways and brighten the world for all of us readers!

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  10. Deb Riecek

    Just found your page. I’m a displaced NOLA girl – so it’s always great to connect with someone from Home!!!

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  11. Kristina Ramos

    Love your blog… Can’t believe it has been a year already! Happy birthday! Woohoo!

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  12. Patricia

    Congrats on one year in business! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for the next year! And Loomed is amazing!

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  13. Christy

    Happy birthday Mrs. Vintage! I’m going to check out Loomed Nola. It brings back memories at camp when we would make things on these large looms. We only had 6 large looms for 200 girls so you could walk in and your project would go from blanket to a placemat. Hahaha.

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  14. meisa kassis

    Happy Birthday Mrs. Vintage! You’ve done such amazing, creative work this past year! xoxo!

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  15. Shaneil Streva

    Done! I love your story and the story of Paul and Molly! Good for all of you for following your dreams. Happy Birthday and good luck for you in the future. I am getting married in August and will have to check out your things for my bridal shower.

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  16. Angelle Doiron

    I liked both of your pages! Happy birthday ! I absolutely love your work!!!

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  17. Priscilla Patureau~Ibert

    From One February Birthday Girl to Another:
    HaPpY~hApPy BiRtHdAy To YoU, MrS. ViNtAgE!!!!!!
    I’d LoVe to have these WoNdErFuL pieces from Turkey to EnJoY (& brag) about!!!!
    EnJoY yOuR DaY!!!!!

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  18. Lauren Schonekas

    Having a baby in two months and would be thrilled to wrap our little cutie up in only the finest towels!!!

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  19. Rosalea McIntosh

    Have enjoyed following your site and your business. You have a great thing going and the pieces you have added are amazing! Kudos to Loomed NOLA – those towels are exquisite!

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  20. Shannon

    Happy Birthday Mrs. Vintage! Can’t wait to see what the next year brings you – I know it’ll be great!

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  21. Sarah A

    Happy Birthday Mrs. Vintage… love all you do! Glad to learn about Loomed NOLA too – beautiful things all the way around! Wishing you many more years of success & happiness!!!

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  22. Parmita

    Congrats on your anniversary, Mrs Vintage! I’m so glad to see all your hard work and enthusiasm pay off. Also, some delicious towels never hurt anyone.

    p.s. Your dad’s comment is adorable.

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  23. Natalie M.

    So happy for you Julia! Your business has had so much growth and it is awesome to see all the cool things you are doing down in New Orleans! I liked both yours and Loomed Nola’s Facebook :)

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    • aunt barb and mom

      Dear Julia-
      We are your biggest fans ever! What a great young businesswoman. Love Aunt Barb & Mom

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  24. Julia

    Thank you all so much for entering! Winner will be announced on Facebook on Monday! Stay tuned for the next giveaway from Pressed Cotton!

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  25. Brandee

    Love your products and I hope I’m one of the lucky winners of some of your bday loot!!

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