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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Fantastic Friday Giveaway: Hand Painted Table

I'm very pleased to announce the giveaway of this gorgeous little table, created
by Los Angeles artist Susan Spinks.

The colorful piece is called "The Dance Recital." (I especially love the crown on the elephant.)

Susan specializes in transforming 1950's era tables and trays into works of art...

She says: "I paint my images on vintage trays and tables to tell a fragment of a story and let imagination fill in the rest.  All trays and tables are functional art and can be used for serving as well as decor."

Susan has many more beautiful pieces for sale in her Etsy store.

This little table is 17 inches tall and 14 inches square. (It's also a $100 value!) To qualify to win, please leave a comment here and visit Susan's Etsy store. The winner will be announced on Tuesday.

Good luck lovies!

UPDATE! The winner is Michelle Carter!


Blogger Brandy said...

So pretty!

March 4, 2010 at 8:48 PM  
Blogger Nicole Jeannette said...

Cute! I'd love to win!

March 4, 2010 at 9:22 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

This would add so much character to any room! Love it!

March 4, 2010 at 9:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A table any gypsy would adore, and naturally I do! :-) I hope you are having a pleasant move Tina!

March 4, 2010 at 9:25 PM  
Blogger Erin Elizabeth said...

This is so lovely and unique!

March 4, 2010 at 9:45 PM  
Anonymous Beatrice said...

so cute!

March 4, 2010 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger i said...

how pretty(:

March 4, 2010 at 9:57 PM  
Blogger Lyanne said...

precious! pick me!

March 5, 2010 at 12:34 AM  
Blogger Tonia said...

What a glorious table: just right to brighten up corners and centers!

March 5, 2010 at 1:44 AM  
Anonymous Anna said...

What a treasure!

March 5, 2010 at 2:30 AM  
Blogger kelly ann said...

this is darling!

March 5, 2010 at 2:40 AM  
Blogger ♥ Stevi said...

what a lovely little table! brilliant idea Susan

March 5, 2010 at 3:24 AM  
Blogger Mariah said...

How gorgeous! All of her work is so colorful; I love it!

March 5, 2010 at 4:28 AM  
Anonymous kimberj said...

How fun it that table?!? I also loved the "Life's a Beach" tray in her store :) Must find a way to unmuddle my brain and find some creative magic in a dusty corner...

March 5, 2010 at 6:23 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

I would looooove to have this table in my little nook next to my reading chair. There are so many lovely pieces in her shop and I have my eye on a certain Bali style tray now as well!

March 5, 2010 at 6:50 AM  
Blogger Tiger_Lili said...

this is lovely! her work is fantastic

March 5, 2010 at 6:56 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

I love the tray!

March 5, 2010 at 7:21 AM  
Blogger ~ Cee ~ said...

Love it! The Girls is also lovely!

Thank you so much ~Cee~
ceevegnashville [at] gmail [dot] com

March 5, 2010 at 7:37 AM  
Blogger cindy said...

love it!


March 5, 2010 at 8:02 AM  
Blogger Natalia said...

absolutely beautiful and so cheerful!

March 5, 2010 at 8:36 AM  
Anonymous Katie L. Wright said...

So very, very pretty! Would love to have the little treasure as my own : )

March 5, 2010 at 9:05 AM  
Anonymous anita said...

I have two of Susan's treasures and...I treasure them both. She did a special one for me, also featuring an elephant along with my little dog, Charlie -- Bubbles has taken Charlie's ball from him and is balancing on it. Too Cute!!


March 5, 2010 at 10:16 AM  
Blogger My Owl Barn said...

This is stunning! Her work is lovely!
Btw, I am doing a giveaway at my blog too, if you are interested. Have a great weekend!

March 5, 2010 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Santafire said...

What a lovely Indian Myth Art.

Good luck to everyone^^

March 5, 2010 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

elephants dancing!

March 5, 2010 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger C'est La Vie said...


so sweet!

March 5, 2010 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger Sareberry said...

So much fun! That would make my house so happy.

March 5, 2010 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger Clare said...

Very pretty indeed, I don't think I can win because I'm in the UK, but just wanted to say it was lovely!



March 5, 2010 at 2:13 PM  
Blogger Nicole Fernuik said...

What a novel idea! I love this table!!!!!!

March 5, 2010 at 2:35 PM  
Blogger molleemac said...

Wow! What an amazing give away! I would love to win this beautiful table. So glad I stumbled upon your blog!


March 5, 2010 at 2:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think its really cute that the elephant is dancing too:)

March 5, 2010 at 2:53 PM  
Blogger Grace Albaugh said...

What a fun table. It just makes you smile. And what a great give away!

March 5, 2010 at 3:29 PM  
Blogger Shannon McCallum-Law said...

Wow! I love it.

March 5, 2010 at 4:03 PM  
Anonymous Cheryl said...

Beautiful, imaginative, colorful and a dear elephant! What more could anyone want...

Thank you for the opportunity.


March 5, 2010 at 5:27 PM  
Blogger Hamptontoes said...

What a unique and fabulous table! I just spent some time on your blog...I like what you've done!

March 5, 2010 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger Novelista Barista said...

pick meee!

March 5, 2010 at 8:38 PM  
Anonymous Stephanie Lee said...

So cute!!!

March 5, 2010 at 9:16 PM  
Blogger Penny said...

This needs to be the official table at the Department of Awesomeness (which just happens to be located at my house, by the way)!!!

March 5, 2010 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger Joanne Lee said...


March 5, 2010 at 10:43 PM  
Blogger Thivia said...

You don't even understand how happy I would be if I owned that.
That table is such ridiculous delight.

March 6, 2010 at 3:10 AM  
Blogger Blair said...

That table is beautiful! What a wonderful way to add whimsy to a room!

March 6, 2010 at 7:16 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth Lee said...

this is so beautiful! the crowned elephant certainly makes it even more whimisical!

March 6, 2010 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger Melinda aka Passionfruit said...

this is a delightful little table and would be a great addition to my collection of folk art!

March 6, 2010 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger Giulia said...

Like I need one more thing in my apt! But Susan's designs are wonderfully colorful...hit you right in the face (in a good way:)


March 6, 2010 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger Jess said...

My heart just skipped a beat!

Absolutely goregous! Hope the move is going good! Your apartment building is to die for!

March 6, 2010 at 2:09 PM  
Anonymous Vicki said...

I love that table. I was in India once long ago. The table brings back good memories.

Hope things are going well with your move.

March 6, 2010 at 5:50 PM  
Blogger Quigley's Class said...


March 6, 2010 at 6:54 PM  
Blogger Amy B. said...

I love her use of color!

March 6, 2010 at 7:01 PM  
Anonymous Suzanne said...

I am new to your blog, and just love it. And, I have never left a comment before...on anyone's blog! But this table has taken me away from the lonely world of blog stalker. I am here and would love, love love to have this table. It is so whimsical, cheery and bright. Perfect. Thanks.

March 7, 2010 at 5:39 AM  
Blogger Hannah said...

It is so beautiful and absolutely whimsical!

March 7, 2010 at 6:41 AM  
Blogger Angella said...

It's daaaaling, darling. I would love to see it daily.

March 7, 2010 at 2:29 PM  
Blogger Michelle Carter said...

So wonderfully whimsical, I love the table and the rest of her items, the trays and everything are beautifully rendered.

March 7, 2010 at 4:50 PM  
Blogger rachel said...

incredibly special. i am just about to move into my very first apartment and with very little furniture, this is just a dream.

March 7, 2010 at 4:56 PM  
Blogger Lucy said...

ooooo... nice! what a very lovely table - i too like the crown on the elephant!

March 7, 2010 at 11:21 PM  
Blogger Jessie said...

It's so pretty, I love it! I love to see old furniture given a new lease of life like this, it's so inspiring :)x

March 8, 2010 at 2:13 AM  
Blogger Lindsey said...

Beautiful! I love all the colors.

March 8, 2010 at 6:19 AM  
Anonymous The Plum Plum said...

Wow, Tina these are so nice. I'm inspired. I have an etsy shop now too and a new blog.

Seems we're all going through changes.

How goes the move?

Hazel aka the Clever Pup

March 8, 2010 at 9:30 AM  
Blogger Pam B. said...

so colorful

March 8, 2010 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger Melissa Blake said...

Would looove to win this beautiful table. Her shop is spectacular!

March 8, 2010 at 3:24 PM  
Blogger Cynthia at A Shimmy In My Spirit said...

Love art with women doing every day things in their lives and with women dancing. Great little table!

Great pieces in her store.

March 8, 2010 at 3:39 PM  
Blogger rachel said...

that elephant is tooo cute !!

March 8, 2010 at 8:39 PM  
Blogger jcdelbalzo said...

is it too late?? i love this table its so cute!

March 9, 2010 at 8:02 AM  
Blogger Swiss Miss said...

what a nice little table

March 9, 2010 at 9:55 AM  
Blogger The Looking Glass House said...

What a charming, whimsical table! I collected anything with elephants when I was a little girl. I love it!

March 9, 2010 at 3:18 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

I love this colorful little table and the Indian influences that flow from it!

March 9, 2010 at 3:46 PM  
Blogger JaneShirek said...

I will have high tea with my Chihuahua and do a Bollywood dance around this inspired magical, mythical piece of art!

March 18, 2010 at 6:05 PM  
Blogger Lonely Commuter said...

Wow I really love this style it is so unique.

March 25, 2010 at 7:55 AM  

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