Friday, January 1, 2016

Novica Supports Artisans All Over the World!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinons stated are genuine and my own.



There are a couple of companies I work with that I can't help giving away their items when I browse the site. The names just jump out at me for people who would love to have one of the things they are selling. Does anyone remember Judy? She was a very kind blogger who was very ill, but I don't think anyone knew how ill she was, I certainly did not. All I knew was that she went out of her way to be nice, always, and one of the things she loved most was birds. I had a gift certificate to Novica once upon a time, and I was so happy to go in there and get shopping, but when I came across a beautiful bird item, and then another and another... I knew I had to give that gift card to Judy. I did, and wanted nothing in return, but do you know she turned around and put together such a nice little care package for me, and sent it to me from her country! Judy has since passed away. I miss her around. I'm glad I listened to my inner voice that told me to do something nice for Judy. You should always take advantage of those opportunities to bless someone (working on that one myself I've let more than a couple slip by), you never know when that opportunity will be gone.


Well now I have another Novica gift card, and I came across a purse that I think my daughter-in-law will really like. It was supposed to be her Chrsitmas gift, but it didn't get here in time (my fault, I ordered late) so I've put it aside for her upcoming birthday. The bag comes wtih a card telling you a little history about the creator, what the item is made from, and where the crafter is located. This purse was hand crafted in Thailand.

Unique Cotton Shoulder Bag from Thailand, 'Siamese Blush'

The symbol of old Siam, elephants stroll across a shining repousse medallion. It adorns a shoulder bag in pale blue, white and blushing rose. Working in cotton, Jiap Rojjana designs a generous sling tote with an inner pocket that has a zipper to keep small items handy. The purse closes with a coconut shell button. 


I like sling bags because they give you a nice open space to work with on the inside. I think my daughter-in-law will probably use this when she goes to the beach... but that's just my guess. It's got a nice, easy-going personality that is a lot like her personality.


The detailing on the bag is nice, and the wound fabric on the handles along with the bright color base gives it a really nice outside, happy feel.

This is just one of many great items you can get from Novica. Be sure to check out their website (a great place to go when you're gift shopping), and follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

36 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Novica is a great site indeed. Thinking of others is a great way to be, the cat may not agree though, he's all me me me lol

Joyce Lansky said...

Judy was sweet. I miss the Twinless Twin.

Becca said...

I always pick up gifts for people when I see them - it's easier than trying to buy something because it's time. I have a coworker who would also love that bag!

Colette S said...

They do have such beautiful pieces.
I love that they support the market all over the world. So very helpful to many!

Elephant's Child said...

A lovely gift.
Kindness never goes astray does it? To give or to receive.

Binky said...

That's a very touching story about Judy.

Blue Grumpster said...

Stopping by to say Happy New Year, Rosey :))

Natalie B. said...

Novica has the most beautiful & unique items. It's one of my favorite shops for sure. This purse is really nice too. :)

Theresa Mahoney said...

I love shopping at Novica. Their packages always come so beautifully wrapped.

I think of Judy all the time. She was one of those people who touched everyone that crossed her path. Even with her illness, she never failed to bring light and happiness to those around her. I so miss her and her lovely bird/nature posts.

Camille Griffiths said...

I do remember Judy! She was so sweet. I wish she was still with us.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Very pretty. New Year's love to you, Rosey.

Blogoratti said...

Looks very nice indeed. Warm greetings to you and best wishes!

Janine Huldie said...

Just reading this now and feel terrible hearing that Judy is no longer with us. She was a doll and definitely will be missed.

Sandy Cain said...

I'm sorry to sayI don't know which Judy you mean....what was the name of her blog? I totally adore NOVICA. I have several of their earrings, and I've used them several times for gift giving. Nothing like the hand-crafted work of a real artisan, instead of all this plastic stuff that's stamped out and falls apart in a week. Yay, NOVICA!

Masshole Mommy said...

I love the personalized notes they send. I have ordered from Novica and LOVE it all - so unique!

alissa apel said...

I love Novica! Before Christmas I got a red scarf to review from them, and gold elephant earrings. They never let me down! I've gotten 2 necklaces, a shirt, and my husband a drum in the past. Their stuff is so great! I love that they support artists around the world.

Lois Alter Mark said...

How have I never heard of them before? Going to check them out right now. This sounds right up my alley!

Liz Mays said...

Wow, what an amazing surprise. This is an awesome way to support independent artisans and find some unique items.

Pam said...

What a cute bag! I love the color. I need to check out Novica.

Paula Schuck said...

I can't believe I've never heard of NOVICA before. I'll have to give them a look.

Lady Lilith said...

Nice bag. I love the look. It is amazing what a little bit of creativity can do.

Kelly Hutchinson said...

I love shopping with Novica, especially during the holidays I can get really unique and meaningful gifts there.

Miles L. said...

Novica has a wide range of great products. I am happy that you get a lot of Novica gift cards.

Dogvills said...

What a beautiful gift. I am heading over there to check their items.

Frugal and Fun Mom said...

Love the craftsmanship of the bag. That would go well with jeans or with a dress for church, beautiful pattern.

Melanie Burbage said...

I love that! Handmade crafts are really amazing, and they support artists instead of big commercial companies

Ann B said...

This is such a beautiful bag. It would be an amazing gift.

Pam@IW said...

Wow that is beautiful and unique! I bet she will love it. I am headed to their website now to see what I can find.

Marielle Altenor said...

That's a cute sling bag! Novica has some really cute items. I love that buying from there will help support artisans!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

Novica has such beautiful pieces. I really love how lovely and creative they are.

Mama to 5 said...

What a lovely piece! I love the pattern and colors!

Lisa Rios said...

I just stepped in to Novica's website & I can see that you could get some wonderful & unique gift for your loved ones at an affordable price. The story of Judy is amazing & I am just loving that beautiful gift as well.

alice Chase said...

What a wonderful company. I love their creativity and unique designs.

~ Noelle said...

That is a cute bag. At first I thought it was a top from the pictures :)
I bet she will love it

Maryann D. said...

Novica has lovely gifts, I have some of their items. It is a great place to shop for someone and get great ideas.
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MikiHope said...

Novica certainly does have some beautiful items--Yes, I have shopped there on occasion for gifts for others. I also love that Novica supports artists from around the world become more self sufficient.