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1. not exorbitant or extravagent by city standards, however in a rural setting (like upstate new york) it is in fact, quite fancy.

2. a wonderful blog dedicated to art, design and other things that are indeed upstate fancy.




ENTER TO WIN: top picks from our 2009 gift guide

Thanks to some very generous independent makers and artists, I am absolutely thrilled to announce the first annual Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway. After you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list from our handmade gift guide, enter to win a little “after the holidays present” for yourself. Check out what’s up for grabs and find out how you can have yourself a very happy new year…


(1) Artist Series #1 Book Covers -$12- from Book City Jackets (2) OctoKitty Button & sticker set$7- from Dennise Rodriguez (3) Cozy/Cuff -$20- from Megan Auman (4) DIY Complete Kit in a Box -$9- from Goose Grease Undone (5) Forest Magnet -$4- from iamhome (6) 7up Poundcake Soap -$5- from Dirty Loves Clean

But wait…. There’s so much more…


(7) Set of Japanese Masking Tape -$22- from Happytape (8) Abominable Snow Bunny -$18- from Bunnies Inc. (9) 2010 Tidal Wave Letterpress Calendar -$8- from Oddball Press (10) Itty Bitty Cloud Stud Earrings -$15- from Catherine Marissa (11) Lightning Bug Zipper Pouch ($8) from The Dainty Squid (12) Scarf Bunny Journal -$10- from Argyle Whale (13) Heartasaurus Brooch and Camera Patch -$3- from Loverly Ink (14) Home Sweet Home Coasters -$26- from Peppersprouts (15) Paisley Scoop Neck Shirt -$28- from Kimmchi

and some last minute additions!!!


(16) Matted print – $12 from dot + jim (17) Koala plush – $20 from talkproof (18) Schmetterling pin pack – $10 from Miniature Rhino

Check out our Full Holiday Gift Guide and tell us your favorite find in the comment section below.
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Twitter users – Tweet “Check out the Handmade Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaway at UpstateFancy. http://tiny.cc/aGD8A “

You don’t have to do all three, but each one gets you an extra entry. Winner will be announced January 1st. Happy Gifting!

200 Responses to "ENTER TO WIN: top picks from our 2009 gift guide"

  1. Kathleen on December 30, 2009 at 9:40 am said:


  2. Anne G on December 30, 2009 at 10:13 am said:

    My daughter would love the Bella Twilight Mittens. She would be so excited to get those! I like the Natural diamond ring for myself.

  3. Anne G on December 30, 2009 at 10:13 am said:

    I tweeted

  4. Anne G on December 30, 2009 at 10:14 am said:

    I joined the mailing list.

  5. Jennifer C. on December 31, 2009 at 12:18 am said:

    I tweeted. http://twitter.com/JCausby/status/7221468983

  6. Jennifer C. on December 31, 2009 at 12:19 am said:

    The Poundcake soap sounds awesome!

  7. Kristen L. on December 31, 2009 at 8:24 pm said:

    I love the Ruffled Linen Bag – variegated grey.

  8. Kristen L. on December 31, 2009 at 8:24 pm said:

    I’m signed up for the mailing list

  9. Upstate Fancy » AND THE WINNER IS… on January 1, 2010 at 12:31 pm said:

    […] time to announce the winner of the Handmade Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! I really am so excited to be able to give away this handmade goodie bag to one lucky reader. Of […]

  10. Vanity units for bathrooms on March 8, 2010 at 11:43 pm said:

    Added to my favourites list and added to my blogroll.

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