Sunday, December 15, 2013

Frame Me a Story {Two Dogs Designs GIVEAWAY}

Two Dogs Designs is a place where you'll find unique hand crafted and painted home decor, along with delectable vintage finds. Read more about how the shop from suburban Houston, Texas came to be at the shop's About Page and keep reading for my Q & A session with Cason, owner and creator. One of my personal favorites from her shop are the frame sets she offers. You can create an entire look with one of these sets, creating a story with your photos...I love it.



How did you start selling on Etsy, and how did you choose your shop name?
I had been toying with the idea of selling on etsy for a long time, probably about a year, before I finally opened my shop. I have a love for hunting down unique vintage items and repurposing them or using them in my own home as decor. Etsy allows me to continue doing this without being overrun!
My shop name: I have two dogs, they are our furry children, and the name sprang from there. :)




What do you think is the BEST thing about vintage items?
I grew up in a home furnished almost exclusively with antique and vintage furniture. My mom taught me the value of vintage. So often older pieces have far superior contruction and attention to detail when compared to the cheaply made garbage you find in most furniture and decor stores, and the vintage items are often much less expensive too! This is true for everything from general housewares up to furniture.




How did you start making your wreaths? Will you be adding more wreaths to your shop?
I never thought I would be good at making wreaths. I don't really consider myself an artistic person, but I do consider myself a "willing to spend a lot of time and effort to figure it out" person. So I had a few disasters along the way, but eventually taught myself how to make fabric and burlap flowers and rosettes that I was happy with. From there I added various styles of felt flowers to my repetoire, and I haven't looked back. The wreaths are something I sell because I enjoy making them. I have sold most of my Christmas wreaths but I will be adding spring and summer themed wreaths in the next few months for next year. I am working on some designs and fabric combinations for those right now.


Where else can we find Two Dogs Designs on the web?
I am one of those rare thirty-somethings who is a total techno-phobe. To be honest I am not even sure what I am about to give you is the correct format etc. So far all I have managed to have with my shop would be pinterest and instagram. Instagram is mostly devoted to random pictures of my dogs. My pinterest is a mix of items from Two Dogs Designs and items or decor from others that inspire me. :)

Instagram: @twodogsdesigns
Pinterest

Cason is generously offering a $30 shop credit for one lucky 2justByou Blog reader! Giveaway is open worldwide and ends on Tuesday, 12/31 at midnight, EST (New Year's Eve).
To enter, simply leave blog post comments (a separate comment for each entry, please). Be sure to leave your email address in the first comment, in the event that you are the winner.

Mandatory Entry:
* Visit Two Dogs Design and leave a comment with your favorite item.

Optional Extra Entries:
* Add Two Dogs Design to your favorite Etsy shops list & leave me your Etsy username. (Must be an Etsy member to complete this entry). Leave your Etsy username for verification.
* Add an item from Two Dogs Design to your favorites list. (Must be an Etsy member to complete this entry). Leave your Etsy username for verification.
* Follow Cason on Pinterest and leave your Pinterest username.
* Follow Cason on Instagram and leave your IG username.
* Follow @shopjustByou on twitter.
* Re-Tweet THIS TWEET and leave me your status URL in a comment.


Good luck to all of you!





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166 comments :

Damla said...

I like this: https://www.etsy.com/listing/169551785/vintage-mid-century-goodwood-cheese-and?ref=shop_home_active

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Damla said...

Favorited on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/people/SweepstakeLover

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Damla said...

Favorited an item on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/people/SweepstakeLover

This one: https://www.etsy.com/listing/169551785/vintage-mid-century-goodwood-cheese-and

annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo (dot) com

Damla said...

Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sweepstakelover

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Christy Spurlock said...

I love Vintage Retro Midcentury Delco by Oneida Restaurant Ware Oval Plate White with Blue on Edge

Christy Spurlock said...

I Added Two Dogs Design to my favorite Etsy shops list.

Christy Spurlock said...

I follow in pinterest

Christy Spurlock said...

I follow in twitter.

Christy Spurlock said...

I retweeted
https://twitter.com/shopjustByou/status/412312509002309632

Denysia Yu said...

I love this: https://www.etsy.com/listing/167798301/shabby-chic-cottage-chic-wall-art-decor?ref=shop_home_active&ga_search_query=frame

Denysia Yu said...

I've favorited the Etsy shop! :)

Name: Comfortology

Denysia Yu said...

I've also favorited the shabby chic cottage wall art.

Name: Comfortology

Denysia Yu said...

I'm also following twodogdesigns on pinterest.

Name: thatlaitgirl

Denysia Yu said...

I'm also following Carson on Instagram.

Name: denysiayu

Denysia Yu said...

And I'm following you on twitter Kim! :)

Name: thatlaitgirl

Denysia Yu said...

And I retweeted the tweet:
https://twitter.com/shopjustByou/status/412312509002309632

Britnee Crawford said...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/172558926/vintage-denby-stoneware-serving-bowl?ref=shop_home_active

Love this!

Britnee Crawford said...

Added the etsy shop to my favorites
My etsy link
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ApachesWife

Britnee Crawford said...

Following on Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/apacheswife/

Diane VintageZest said...

I love the copper bowl!

Wehaf said...

I love the pair of Winnie The Pooh prints: https://www.etsy.com/listing/172939988/vintage-winnie-the-pooh-classic-pooh?ref=shop_home_active

urchiken at gmail dot com

Caitlyn said...

I like the copper teapot.

Yasmine Amber said...

My fave is the copper butler tray. In fact I love all the copper items in this store!
(frozen80s@yahoo.com)

Yasmine Amber said...

I also added Two Dogs Design to my Etsy faves.
username: Yasmine Amber

Yasmine Amber said...

Added quite a few favourite items from this shop too.
yasmineamber

Yasmine Amber said...

I also follow on pinterest. Yasmine Amber

Yasmine Amber said...

I follow on twitter @OrsinoNation

Yasmine Amber said...

+ I retweeted https://twitter.com/shopjustByou/status/412312509002309632

Michelle Brigham said...

I love the collection of gallery wall frames in black chalk paint! Such a great idea!
https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/172475802/set-of-gallery-wall-open-picture-frames?ref=shop_home_feat

Michelle Brigham said...

I have favorited Two Dogs Designs Etsy store! mbrigham7 (Michelle Brigham)

Michelle Brigham said...

And I have added the gallery frames in black as a favourite on Etsy! mbrigham7

Michelle Brigham said...

I follow Cason on pinterest! (mbrigham7 Michelle Brigham)

Michelle Brigham said...

I follow on instagram! mbrigham7

Michelle Brigham said...

I follow on twitter now too! @MichelleBrigha2

Michelle Brigham said...

I've re-tweeted from @MichelleBrigha2! And I think this is the correct link: https://twitter.com/shopjustByou/status/412312509002309632

Katy said...

I like the Retro Vintage Mid Century Libbey Glass Smoked Tawny Brown Tulip Footed Goblets Barware Stemware.


thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

Katy said...

I added the shop to my etsy favorites!
katy010305


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Katy said...

I favorited the goblets in their shop on etsy! katy010305


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Alessandra Lalla said...

I like https://www.etsy.com/listing/164196894/gallery-wall-nautical-rustic-theme?ref=shop_home_active

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Alessandra Lalla said...

heart wtsy shop.
betsabea

Alessandra Lalla said...

heart etsy item
betsabea

Alessandra Lalla said...

I follow on twitter (alelalla84)

Alessandra Lalla said...

I retweet: https://www.etsy.com/listing/164196894/gallery-wall-nautical-rustic-theme?ref=shop_home_active

Melanie Fee said...

OMGoodness... I LOVE her shop!! I really adore the black & gold gilted frame set though!! https://www.etsy.com/listing/172475802/set-of-gallery-wall-open-picture-frames?ref=shop_home_active

Melanie Fee said...

I added her as a fav! (Ohappyjax)

Melanie Fee said...

I favorited this item. (Ohappyjax)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/172475802/set-of-gallery-wall-open-picture-frames?ref=shop_home_feat

Melanie Fee said...

Following on twitter!! (@happyjaxmomma)

Melanie Fee said...

Following on Pinterest. Melanie Ann Fee

Melanie Fee said...

Tweet!

https://twitter.com/shopjustByou/status/412312509002309632

Melanie Fee said...

Following on Instagram (happyjax)

rachel said...

This would go perfect in my nursery!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/170314020/set-of-gallery-wall-frames-in-bright?ref=shop_home_active

eclairre said...

my fave is https://www.etsy.com/listing/172558926/vintage-denby-stoneware-serving-bowl?ref=shop_home_active

eclairre at ymail dot com

Meg Gerloff said...

The Copper Tray Platter caught my eye right away because my grandmother use to have copper everywhere in her home. I use to work in an antique store in college so all these items are bringing back memories! gerlofml@gmail.com

Meg Gerloff said...

I follow on pinterest - mgerloff818

Meg Gerloff said...

I follow on twitter. @MegGerloff

Ignuf said...

Love these:https://www.etsy.com/listing/162107792/vintage-retro-libbey-tawny-brown-smoked?ref=shop_home_active

Alyssa Stiglets said...

I love the gallery frames! The black ones are perfect for my entry way.

Alyssa Stiglets said...

I follow on Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/alyssaerynstigl/

Alyssa Stiglets said...

I follow on Instagram: alyssaeryn2

Alyssa Stiglets said...

I follow on twitter: alyssaeryn2

Alyssa Stiglets said...

I retweeted: https://twitter.com/shopjustByou/status/412312509002309632

5be3fcb6-409a-11e0-8f68-000bcdcb5194 said...

My favorite was Boho Chic Teal Blue with Gold Gilt Set of Gallery Wall Picture Frames in Peacock Blue Chalk Paint with Glass and Backing.

Zhe Yhi said...

Gallery Wall Picture Frames Set of Six in Mint Green Light Green Chalk Paint Wall Art With Backing and Glass is cute

Alice Beerland said...

I loved this: https://www.etsy.com/listing/167772684/vintage-retro-green-6-heavy-pressed?ref=shop_home_active

email: fanouria20(at)hotmail(dot)com

Alice Beerland said...

Added Two Dogs Design to my favorite Etsy shops (Alice Beerland)

email: fanouria20(at)hotmail(dot)com

Alice Beerland said...

Added this in my favorites: https://www.etsy.com/listing/167772684/vintage-retro-green-6-heavy-pressed?ref=shop_home_active

etsy name: Alice Beerland
email: fanouria20(at)hotmail(dot)com

Alice Beerland said...

Followed Cason on Pinterest as Alice Beerland
email: fanouria20(at)hotmail(dot)com

Alice Beerland said...

Followed Cason on instagam as @alicebeerland

email: fanouria20(at)hotmail(dot)com

Alice Beerland said...

Followed @shopjustByou on twitter as @alicebeerland.

email: fanouria20(at)hotmail(dot)com

Marija said...

I like the set of gallery frames in bright coral.

Marija said...

I favorited the shop as UpperLakeJewelry

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

Marija said...

I hearted an item as UpperLakeJewelry

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

Marija said...

following on Pinterest as Marija (pinterest.com/bokononist)

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

Marija said...

following on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

jennifer57 said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/163962085/vintage-india-brass-engraved-etched?ref=shop_home_active favorite item

jennifer57 said...

Add Two Dogs Design to your favorite Etsy shops list

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chevybelair1@juno.com

rossinge said...

The Vintage Retro Pyrex Milk Glass Town and Country Pattern Divided 1.5 Quart Casserole Dish is super cute!

rossinge said...

Etsy name is Liz Rossing

rossinge said...

I added the Vintage Retro Pyrex Milk Glass Town and Country Pattern Divided 1.5 Quart Casserole Dish to my favorites list!

rossinge said...

pinterest name is "elenieliz"

rossinge said...

tweet url

Sky Sparkle said...

I love Set of Gallery Wall Open Picture Frames Wall Art Decor in Black Chalk Paint with Gold Gilt Details with Backing and Glass

Sky Sparkle said...

Favorited (skysparkle11)

Sky Sparkle said...

I liked an item on etsy (skysparkle11)

Sky Sparkle said...

Tweet :https://twitter.com/SkyShyskyk/status/416779852927098880

Amyy Red said...

Vintage glass canisters! Lilhottemomma@yahoo.com

Lyudmila said...

I liked Retro Vintage Yellow and Green Large Ceramic Salt Shaker with Handle Fun Eclectic Kitchen Decor
https://www.etsy.com/ru/listing/167784287/retro-vintage-yellow-and-green-large?ref=shop_home_active
Ludmilochka
lusizova@gmail.com

Lyudmila said...

I Added Two Dogs Design to my favorite Etsy shops
Ludmilochka

Lyudmila said...

Follow http://www.pinterest.com/casoncheung/ as Lyudmila Sizova

Lyudmila said...

Retweet https://twitter.com/shopjustByou/status/412312509002309632
Lyudmila

Emerson Lane Originals said...

Etsy Shop love as Stefan Champagne :)

jamieandandre at charter dot net

Emerson Lane Originals said...

Favorite on Etsy - Chalboard Frames - as Stefan Champagne

jamieandandre at charter dot net

Emerson Lane Originals said...

Following on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/champagnewisdom

jamieandandre at charter dot net

Emerson Lane Originals said...

Following on twitter as @emers0n_lane

jamieandandre at charter dot net

Emerson Lane Originals said...

Tweeted!

jamieandandre at charter dot net

Madeline B said...

I love the Vintage Laura Ashley Johnson Brothers Ironstone Stoneware Serving Platter Made in England Petite Fleurs Pattern in Blue!

Madeline B said...

I added Two Dogs Design to my favorite Etsy shops (shaladarkstone).
madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

Madeline B said...

I added the Vintage Laura Ashley Johnson Brothers Ironstone Stoneware Serving Platter as a favorite item (shaladarkstone).
madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

Madeline B said...

I follow Cason on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/shala_darkstone).

Madeline B said...

I follow Cason on Instagram (shala6).

Madeline B said...

I follow @shopjustByou on twitter (@shala_darkstone).

Kathy Detweiler said...

My favorite item is the Shabby Chic Cottage Chic Wall Art Decor Pair of Vintage Butterfly Lithographs in White Chalk Paint Distressed Frames

kathydetweiler@gmail.com

Kathy Detweiler said...

Added Two Dogs Design to my favorite Etsy shops, Etsy username is Kathy Detweiler
kathydetweiler@gmail.com

Kathy Detweiler said...

Added an item from Two Dogs Design to my favorites list
Etsy user name is Kathy Detweiler

kathydetweiler@gmail.com

Kathy Detweiler said...

Following Cason on Pinterest
Pinterest name is Kathy Detweiler

kathydetweiler@gmail.com

Kathy Detweiler said...

Following Cason on Instagram
Instagram name is kdet62

kathydetweiler@gmail.com

Kathy Detweiler said...

Retweeted https://twitter.com/shopjustByou/status/412312509002309632

kathydetweiler@gmail.com

Lara Nibot said...

http://www.etsy.com/ie/listing/173107721/vintage-glass-canisters-flour-and-sugar?ref=shop_home_active

kim burnett said...

I love the Vintage Glass Canisters Coffee and Tea Kitchen Counter Storage and Decor Clear Glass with Red Font
kwil79@hotmail.com

kim burnett said...

Follow Cason on Instagram kwil79
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kim burnett said...

Follow Cason on Pinterest kwil79
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Ashley Kerekes said...

peacock blue gallery frames

femmenoir said...

My favorite would have to be the vintage brass jewelry box! So stunning!

-Sierra
darlingcupcakez@gmail.com

femmenoir said...

I added Two Dogs Designs to my Etsy favorites!
(femmefatale25)

-Sierra

femmenoir said...

I added the brass jewelry box to my favorites list on Etsy!
(femmefatale25)

-Sierra

femmenoir said...

I follow Cason on Pinterest!
(femmefatale)

-Sierra

femmenoir said...

I follow you on Twitter!
(giveawaygal25)

-Sierra

femmenoir said...

I retweeted!
https://twitter.com/shopjustByou/status/412312509002309632

-Sierra

Ashley Fryer said...

My favorite item is the Antique Vintage Leather Catchers Baseball Glove Mitt. My son plays baseball and would love this!

Ashley Fryer said...

I added Two Dogs Designs to my favorites on Etsy.
My etsy name is Ashley Fryer.

Ashley Fryer said...

I added an item to my favorites list (Antique Leather Catcher's Glove).
Ashley Fryer~ tncheer1@msn.com

Ashley Fryer said...

I am following on Pinterest.
www.pinterest.com/tncheer1

~The Bargain Babe from *Zucchini Summer Blog* said...

I like the mid century postal scale. Very cool. Thanks for the chance.

samdaleo said...

There are lots of great items but one of my favorites would be the Vintage Glass Canisters Flour and Sugar Kitchen Counter Decor Clear Glass with Red Font.

Thanks!
Samantha (samdaleo)
jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

samdaleo said...

I am following on Twitter! @samdaleo

Thanks!
Samantha (samdaleo)
jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

samdaleo said...

Re-tweeted

https://twitter.com/shopjustByou/status/412312509002309632

Samantha (samdaleo)
jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

Diana said...

I love the copper teapot
hrddiana556@gmail.com

kathy dalton said...

i absolutely love the Vintage India Brass Engraved Etched Lidded Bowl or Dish Dresser top Decor Brass Jewelry Box

kathy dalton said...

Added Two Dogs Design to my favorite Etsy shops list https://www.etsy.com/people/kathydalton199?ref=si_pr

kathy dalton said...

favorited item https://www.etsy.com/listing/163962085/vintage-india-brass-engraved-etched?ref=shop_home_active

kathy dalton said...

pinterest follower http://www.pinterest.com/lilmonkey1959/

kathy dalton said...

i Follow @shopjustByou on twitter as @lilmonkey1959

kathy dalton said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/shopjustByou/status/412312509002309632

eclairre said...

I love the Vintage Laura Ashley Johnson Brothers Ironstone Stoneware Serving Platter Made in England Petite Fleurs Pattern in Blue!
eclairre at ymail dot com

Tara Carlson said...

My favorite item is the Vintage Wall Pocket Vase Stoneware.

Tara Carlson said...

I favorited Two Dogs Designs on Etsy (TKSayers)

Tara Carlson said...

I added the Vintage Wall Pocket Vase from Two Dogs Designs to my Etsy favorites. (TKSayers)

Tara Carlson said...

I followed Cason on Pinterest (tksayers)

Tara Carlson said...

I followed Cason on Instagram (Bronwyyn42)

Tara Carlson said...

I follow @shopjustByou on twitter (@tkc4242)

Tara Carlson said...

I retweeted (@tkc4242 - https://twitter.com/shopjustByou/status/412312509002309632)

Natalie Yeoman said...

My favorite item is Mustard Yellow Chalk Paint Ceramic Lamp Base With Optional Shade Small Table Lamp Hand Painted and Antiqued Boho Chic or Shabby Decor

Debbie said...

I like the vintage copper metal bowl.

Debbie said...

Favorited the shop as debbiek296.

Debbie said...

Added the copper bowl to my favorites list as debbiek296.

Debbie said...

follow cason on pinterest as suburbsanity

Debbie said...

follow shop 2justByou on twitter @suburbsanity.

Debbie said...

retweeted: https://twitter.com/shopjustByou/status/412312509002309632

Salleefur/Jesselyn/Jesster said...

I love ALL of the sets of FRAMES - but I think this is my most favorite:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/172060896/set-of-six-gallery-wall-art-decor-shabby?ref=shop_home_active

Jesselyn A
Jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

Salleefur/Jesselyn/Jesster said...

Both Etsy Follow and Favorited this Etsy Shop

Jesselyn (aka Salleefur)

Jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

Salleefur/Jesselyn/Jesster said...

Etsy Hearted/Favorited several items - lots to love here!

Jesselyn (aka Salleefur)

Jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

Salleefur/Jesselyn/Jesster said...

Already a Twitter Follower of 2JustByYou
@Jesstinger

Jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

Salleefur/Jesselyn/Jesster said...


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TreasureToday said...

This ironstone platter is beautiful! http://www.etsy.com/listing/172551496/vintage-laura-ashley-johnson-brothers?ref=shop_home_feat

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TreasureToday said...

I follow on pinterest. Treasure2day

wen budro said...

I like the gallery picture frames group https://www.etsy.com/listing/173395583/gallery-wall-photo-picture-frames-set-of?ref=shop_home_active

wen budro said...

I favorited the shop on etsy under wenbudro

wen budro said...

I favorited an item on etsy under wenbudro https://www.etsy.com/listing/173637914/shabby-chic-collection-group-of-four?ref=shop_home_feat

wen budro said...

I follow on pinterest under wlburro

wen budro said...

I follow on twitter @wendybudrow

wen budro said...

I retweeted @wendybudrow https://twitter.com/shopjustByou/status/412312509002309632

Wanda Bergman said...

My favourite item is the Vintage Winnie the Pooh Classic Pooh Nursery of Childrens Room Wall Art Decor in Blue Chalk Paint Frames with Backing and Glass at www.etsy.com/listing/172939988/vintage-winnie-the-pooh-classic-pooh?ref=shop_home_active

Wanda Bergman said...

I follow Cason on Pinterest ( http://www.pinterest.com/WandaBergman/ )

Wanda Bergman said...

I follow Cason on Instagram ( http://instagram.com/wandabergman )

Wanda Bergman said...

I follow @shopjustByou on twitter ( @WandaBergman )

Wanda Bergman said...

I retweeted ( https://twitter.com/shopjustByou/status/412312509002309632 )