Friday, October 5, 2012

The Angelorian Tradition: Review & Giveaway

Recently I was contacted by Crystal, owner of The Angelorian Tradition, one of the most interesting Etsy shops I've seen in a long time. Crystal designs an assortment of vintage crafts, jewelry and party favors that all go together nicely. I literally want everything I see in this shop--and that's a whopping 172 different items!

Crystal has this to say about her shop and its unique name: Angelorian as a word is based in Latin and I have been told best translates to English as meaning "Rare Beauty." The name 'The Angelorian Tradition' therefore is most easily translated as 'The Tradition of Rare Beauty.' I chose this name not only for its aesthetic qualities of rarity and its pretty essence when spoken (An-gel-or-ian) but also for its ideals of beauty as a tradition in society as a whole, as an escape, as an inspiration and as a muse to the endless possibilities life in all its moments can offer. 

The package of goodies I received to review from Crystal was absolutely amazing. I was swept away by all the little treasures stuffed inside. Crystal packages all of her products extremely well by including quotation cards and personalized thank you notes. You feel like you're being treated so well as a customer when you open your package and see the care in which Crystal made it. Everything in the package followed the "rare beauty" aesthetic that carries through The Angelorian Tradition.

The wrapping--I love the chandeliers!

"A positive attitude may not solve all of your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth your effort." -Herm Albright-

A special thank-you note

Crystal's business card

As I said before, the package contained all kinds of goodies, including the Lucky Penny I've raved about. I love how Crystal even chose a penny with my birth year on it: 1991!

Crystal also sent me something that all of my roommates became jealous of instantly. Being the coffee fanatic I am, I was thrilled to receive this vintage spoon with the words "Start your day right: coffee". So true. Though you can't see it, Crystal also stamped the letter B on the handle for me. I can see this being a GREAT gift that any coffee lover would love.

Here's an  extra lucky penny to give to a friend. Isn't this cute? Now I just have decide who I'm going to give it to...

Finally, I was sent four interchangable flower crochet hair clips. It's such a cool concept--you use one barrette but can change what color flower you wear.There's even one in my favorite color, pink! Now I just have to make a post of me wearing them. I love how they come in so many different colors--I can make them match with so many outfits.

As I said before, there are so many products in The Angelorian Tradition that I wish I could cover all of them! Here are some more products that I found on the site and loved.

And now for the best part: Crystal is offering a giveaway for my readers! Crystal is offering a rose necklace in the color of your choice to one of my followers. I personally love this necklace--I think it's gorgeous, and I love all the colors it comes in. To enter, use the Rafflecopter app below. The giveaway contest ends a week from today. After I contact the winner, they will have seven days to respond to me before I pick an alternative winner. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck everybody, and remember to check out The Angelorian Tradition today!


  1. what a cool name for a blog!
    and i'm loving the pennydate keychain.

    glad to be following your blog now!


  2. fab giveaway :D thanks for linking up for the aloha friday hop :)

  3. Love the lucky pennies and the coffee spoon! How absolutely adorable :)

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  4. Nice lucky pennies I could definately use one! I'm a new follower from the "weekend blog walk", please check me out @ =)

  5. Stopping by from the "Weekend Blog Walk" - new follower :)


  6. love the bookmark..I am a reader!!

  7. Very cute stuff. Love the 1 Penny Date Penny Key Chain Custom


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