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Once in Ohio: Awesome Ohio Vintage Shopping Online

I’m happy so many people are as psyched as me for this summer’s lineup at Cain Park and Jacobs Pavilion. After removing a pingback and a few non-entry comments, congrats go out to:

LiveNationCLV Winner

Entry 49, Kimberly for winning two concert tickets. I will email you today with info about the concert you chose. Please reply by Friday or I will reselect a winner.

Plus, come back on Thursday for my next Fun in the Sun giveaway for Luau on the Lake!

Once in Ohio - www.etsy.com/shop/OnceinOhio

Once in Ohio (etsy.com/shop/OnceinOhio) features great Ohio vintage shopping online

Between adjusting to the new job, getting ready to host tomorrow’s PlayhouseSquare scavenger hunt (still time to get tickets!), and tidying up the house after the Great Furniture Move of 2013, I haven’t felt this pressed for time since chairing Jump Back Ball – yikes!

When there’s not enough time to get lost in a good comic book or unwind with a glass of wine, I turn to something more immediate for a break.

Which is how I always find myself browsing Etsy and other online craft and vintage shops.

And what’s better than a vintage shop? Shopping for Cleveland vintage goods from the comfort of my couch!

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Jump Back Ball Fashions and My Dear Friend Etsy

Accessorizing.  It’s the best part of Jump Back Ball prep.

The upside to last year’s dress debacle and scrambling for a last minute replacement is that I learned how much I love Etsy. A few accessories can take any dress and tie it into the theme.

PlayhouseSquare Jump Back Ball

Another lesson I learned from last year is the need to get my dress early – a dark blue one-shoulder gown that didn’t break the bank and is a great base for a Mrs. Peacock ensemble.

With the dress in hand, I turned to Etsy. From head to toe, I’ve found plenty of Peacock-themed ideas on the site.

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GIVEAWAY: Coventry Village-Inspired Change Purse

Enter to win a BolsitaBebe Change Purse for Charity inspired by the Eastside's Coventry Village. Pictured here is her Athens design.

When Scott and I lived in Shaker Heights, one of our favorite Eastside neighborhoods to visit (still is – even though we’re in Avon Lake) was Coventry Village.

There’s Big Fun, wine at La Cave du Vin, delicious food at Tommy’s, and I can thank City Buddha for helping me find some unique accessories for this year’s Jump Back Ball.   As Coventry-resident Elizabeth noted in Clue Into Cleveland’s first guest post, the neighborhood is also home to plenty of people-watching opportunities.

Because of this, when Jodi Schwaben told me about her handmade BolsitaBebe Change Purses for Charities, I realized her Coventry-inspired purse would be the perfect item for my second giveaway!

Jodi, who has the unique ability to combine classic taste with artistic and fun twists, names each handmade change purse after a different city or neighborhood (I just bought the Ohio City purse).  And for every purse purchased, she donates $1 to a new charity each month.

In April, BolsitaBebe raised funds for The Ronald McDonald House. This month’s non-profit is the Cleveland APL, an organization close to my heart because of my rescue cat Chloe.

One of my favorite things about Jodi’s change purses is that she writes up a little story on each one, tying in aspects of the place they are inspired by. For the Coventry Village purse, she writes:

Whether you’re at the Inn working the crossword or sipping on a Tommy’s milkshake, the Coventry Change Purse will keep your essentials close and your hands free so that you can clap for that awesome indy band at the Grog Shop.”

The Coventry Village Change Purse is brand new and not yet up on the BolsitaBebe Etsy site, so the winner of the Clue Into Cleveland giveaway will be the first person to receive this limited design.

Support a local designer and nonprofit by ordering a BolsitaBebe change purse or
enter my giveaway for the Coventry Village design!

There are 6 Ways to Enter The Giveaway
**You must leave a separate comment on this post for each entry**

1) Mandatory first entry: Leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite part about Coventry Village.

2) Follow @ADHicken AND @BolsitaBebe on Twitter

3) Twitter users can get an extra entry each day for tweeting: “Check out @ADHicken’s Clue Into #CLE #giveaway for a @BolsitaBebe Coventry Village Change Purse http://wp.me/pPIgG-za #etsy”.  Each day you do this, you must leave a new comment.

4) Click “like” on Clue Into Cleveland‘s AND BolsitaBebe Designs‘ Facebook pages. 

5) Follow Clue Into Cleveland through NetworkedBlogs.

6) Add my blog to your Google Reader (or add me to a blog roll if you have one). 

You have until Monday, May 23rd  at 11:59PM to enter.  And remember to leave a separate entry for each one of these that you accomplish – Good Luck!


Disclosure: BolsitaBebe offered one change purse to give away to a lucky reader (to be selected via Random.org on Tuesday, May 24th). As always, my thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.