I am so happy to have met Sarah of Freckles and Fairytales through Teri of Sew Fantastic.
I feel like she jumped inside my brain and beautifully photographed some of my most favorite things.

I can't wait for you to meet her too.

"Hi there to everyone at Joy's Hope, my name is Sarah. I am a photographer living in Vancouver Washington with my loving husband Rob and our 4 beautiful little girls, Iris (almost 10), Stella (7) and twins Larkin & Ruby (2). I have loved photography my whole life..no more than a day (rarely) has gone by in the last 15 years or so that I haven't taken at least a few pictures. I enjoy trying to find new ways to look at everything I see. I am a lover of all art, dabbling in everything from scrapbooking, rubberstamping, oil pastels, watercolor, and my new found love SEWING. Although having 4 young children makes my crafting time a little more hectic I encourage my girls to do something creative everyday, our kitchen table is usually covered in the days newest projects.
My husband and I have been a professional portrait and wedding photographers for a few years now but just opened up my etsy shop this summer. My hope is to share my love of color and the beauty of the simple things around us
I feel so blessed to be included in a "Joy's Hope" giveaway and I am so thankful for all of the wonderful bloggers and crafters I have "met", what a wonderful supportive community of people you are."
Little People.
My most favorite childhood toy.
I spent thousands of hours playing school, farm and house with them. I would wallpaper the girls' playroom with this print if I could. My mom and I were just talking about how much she wishes she saved all of them. The new ones are cute, but these will always have a special place in my heart.

I am designing my entire craft room around these spools. I wouldn't mind this in a wallpaper version either. Look at the colors. Seriously, they could not be anymore me.


If I could fix cars, I for sure would have a VW camper van.
Every time I see one at the beach I get so nostalgic for my childhood camping trips and Jiffy Pop on the stove. I remember my cozy little loft and the amazing adventures my family had in our pop top.


I love the smell of crayons.
Play Dough... barf.
But I could wear crayon perfume.
Perhaps a happy print for the girl's art area would be a better choice.


Our "wedding china" was Fiestaware and we still use it every day.
I love it. It is funky, durable and timeless.
Perhaps my new kitchen needs a Fiestaware rainbow.

Sarah is giving
two winners (yay!)
two prints of their choice (yippee!)

How can you win?
(Remember, leave a separate comment for each entry.)

Come back here and tell me your favorite print.
2. Make a purchase from the shop.
Sarah is offering all of you cool kids a fantastic deal.
How about buy one get one free?
I'd say super awesome.
Just put Joy'sHope in the notes to seller box, as well as the free print you would like of equal or lesser value.
Seriously. Go. Right. Now.
3. Visit her blog.
Leave some comment love.

Winners will be chosen on Friday, September 18th.


86 Comments

  1. ooh - that side mirror is calling my name. They are all beautiful, esp. the thread spools - would look perfect in my craft room!

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  2. It's too hard to choose. But I would love to give the hummingbird one to my mom has a gift :)

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  3. I love any and all of the vintage spools prints!
    All of the prints are great - thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. I am LOVING the set of three vintage spools - perfect inspiration for my bonus/craft room redo!

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  5. I have all those little people still thanks to my mom who stored them for me for thirty years. She was SO happy to drop off all those big boxes when we bought a house with a basement. :) My kids play with them almost every day.

    I would love to hang the VW print in the office of our campground. My other favorite is the crayon image. My kids are coloring fools lately and for once I could look at crayons I don't have to pick up off the floor! :)

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  6. You had me at "VW Camper Van"! We looove our Westy... that would definitely be a great addition to our art gallery. :)

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  7. She really does great photography. I love the spools of thread. All of them. Probably because that speaks to me.

    (PS thanks julie for you comment back to me last week. It really made my day!)

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  8. I love the little people. I played with them too.
    If I'm super nice thought, I would try and win the Volkswagen photo for my nephew

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  9. Pile of Little People would be adorable in my daughter's room! Such cute images!

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  10. Love the set of vintage spools and the little people. Ah, happiness captured on film. Perfection.

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  11. I love so many of her prints!

    My favorites are probably Bridge, Daisy on Red and Dandelion Wish

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  12. I too have been a fan of Freckles and Fairyrales for awhile now - and I adore the spools - they would look great in my craft room.

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  13. Love the pile of vintage spools and the old barn (couldn't pick just one!)

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  14. I think my favorite is "Daisy on Red".

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  15. I love the daisies print. Such a vivid purple.

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  16. I love all of the prints of the spools!

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  17. Oh, the little people and the crayons (and maybe the print of the lion in the circus car) would be so cute in my daughters play and art area! The spools would be really nice in my craft/sewing area too (or the crayons too for that mater, I would love new crayola crayon perfume too!)

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  18. The Vw bus (my husband has a 1972 Beetle that's he's had since he was 18) would be for my husband and any of the thread spools prints for me!
    They're all so beautiful though!

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  19. oooh... I love the spiderweb print. The colors in it are soooo pretty!

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  20. The vintage spool prints are awesome. My favorite is Vintage Spools on Yellow 8x10 Print (metallic).

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  21. Yay I am so glad to have sarah over here. She is a wonderful person inside and out. Although I had to leave a comment I am happy to have already purchased some lovely print s so I will opt out of the giveaway. ;)

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  22. Hehe...our wedding china was cobalt fiestaware! I love it! So...I would have to say that this is my favorite print:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27181576
    It would look great in my kitchen!

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  23. those spools are AWE-SOME! my favs have to be the dandelion and the farm fresh... I cant decide so its a tie :)

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  24. left some comment love(and got a sweet tooth for icing ;))

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  25. I love Dandelion Wish... I always love blowing those out when I was little!

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  26. I left a comment on Sarah's Blog!

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  27. I love her blog name! I love the VW van mostly because my husband would love it! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  28. such fun pictures! i like the daisy because i think it would look great in my new little niece's room! :)

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  29. Wow. I can't decide between the heart leaves(for me)and the purple daisies for my daughter). Beautiful!

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  30. I love the Little People 2 8 x 10 set! She's awesome!

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  31. Pure bliss! I adore the vintage spools! In fact, I think I absolutely adore them all! I would never think to take photos of the kids toys -- thanks for the inspiration!

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  32. My favorites are her photographs of the vintage spools. They would look so perfect in my crafting studio!

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  33. These photos are so lovely - they are the ones I see in my mind, but can't coax into my camera. I'm so in love with the vintage wooden spools photos. I try to use old thread from vintage spools whenever I can. I think this will be the catalyst to transform my dank laundry corner into a bright destination in the basement!

    Thanks for the two for one discount!

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  34. i'm swooning over the little people. seriously. best. memories. ever.

    gorgeous work - i just discovered her shop recently. love it.

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  35. Her work is so bright and happy! My favorite is the "Rainbow of colored pencils" print.

    Hollyrocks.etsy.com

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  36. I also left some comment lovin' on her blog. ♥

    Hollyrocks.etsy.com

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  37. Love the Daisy on Red print!

    tornem(at)yahoo.com

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  38. Left her some comment love on that delish looking cake.

    tornem(at)yahoo.com

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  39. I think she must be my long lost sister. I, too, had Fiesta Ware as my wedding china. And, my mom did keep the Little People for me, and my girls have been playing with them the past couple of years. (We're talking OLD SCHOOL ones that belonged to my older brothers... wooden ones... over 40 years old!)

    I would love that print, or the crayola crayons. :)

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  40. Oh, what a fun giveaway! I visited her blog and am planning ot make the Seriously Yummy cake today for our tailgate party - fun!

    http://frecklesandfairytales.blogspot.com/2009/09/seriously-yummy-cake.html

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  41. I can't decide which between two favorite: "Farm Fresh" and "Bridge". She is soooo talented - I love her work!

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  42. I think my favorites are any of the wooden spools. It reminds me of my Grandmother and makes me wish I'd kept all those old spools of hers.

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  43. It is really hard to choose. I love the crayon one and the colored pencil one!

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  44. I love the Fiestaware 6 print, those colors are so nice and it would look awesome in the kitchen! I love Fiestaware!

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  45. Love the faucet knobs and Peace Baby!

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  46. too many to choose from! Love the daisy on red, the vintage spools, carnivals, dandelion, peace baby- great prints!! Beautiful work!

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  47. My favorite is the Marbles macro.

    Great giveaway!

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  48. My favorite is photograph is the one vintage spools with the yellow background. Simple and beautiful!

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  49. The plates look like mine and I love them, but my favorite might be the thread...beautiful photos!

    Kim

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  50. FiestaWare was my "wedding china" too! We received 21 place settings! So, I definitely would have to go with the FiestaWare print.

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  51. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30787611

    Come on in, is my favorite.

    ashley
    jepeuxetsy @ yahoo .com
    jepeux.etsy.com

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  52. What a great find! I love all the shots of the vintage thread spools...now I only need a sewing/craft room to hang them in!

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  53. Just visited her blog...gorgeous!

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  54. i would love a set of the stacked bowls, mugs and the pitcher for my kitchen. i would also love the a few of teh spool shots for my craft room. they are so colorful!

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  55. Oh my...so many to choose from but the Cow Up Close picture is too cute.....

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  56. Just got back from Freckles blog......she is very talented. Thanks for the introduction..:)

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  57. I love the vintage sppols series - so cute and would look great by my sewing machine!

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  58. Wow, those photos are beautiful! I am just finishing up decorating the nursery for my little boy (due any day now!) and I think the VW print would look so cool in his room! I also love the vintage spools...of course they would look amazing in my sewing room.

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  59. I love the vintage spools! What a clever idea!

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  60. oooh!
    either the spools prints or the farm eggs.

    wow.

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  61. My favorite is
    Heart Leaves 5x7 Print

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  62. I am loving the Dandelion Wish print, perfect for dandelion collage wall.

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  63. Also left her some comment love. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  64. I love the Set of 4 Vintage Spools Prints in 4x6

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30202003

    cac922[at]cccb[dot]edu

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  65. Oh my goodness, I love them all! I see and play with vintage Fisher Price every day, and still have all of my original play sets, so the Little People prints are perfect. Also being the proud owner of a VW camper van, the VW print would look great in our home. To top it off, I try to quilt as often as possible, and those spools would be given a place of honor in my sewing room. Seriously, her prints are amazing! Thank you so much for the giveaway! :-)

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  66. I like the Pile of Vintage Spools one! Colors are fabulous!!

    breakchop [[@]] gmail.com

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  67. I'm definitely on board with the vintage spool prints...ALL OF THEM! Or the barn prints. Her photography really gives you the sense of being right there...and feeling really happy. Thanks for a super giveaway!

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  68. I like the Farm Fresh picture.

    ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com
    The Happy Wife
    Homeschool Unit Studies

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  69. I'm a sucker for bridge/railroad pics! Love the one they have in their store!

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  70. I love the Side mirror picture - and all the vintage spools prints! gorgeous :-)

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  71. Seriously, Sarah is one of my FAVORITE photographers and pal on Flickr. I LOVE her spool photos and little people the most, but all of her images are perfectly beautiful. Thanks for hosting!

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  72. I love, love, LOVE the purple daisies print!! So gorgeous!

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  73. I commented on her blog, too. Aren't her pictures incredible!?!?

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  74. I liked the pile of little people, flash back to my childhood, you just don't see them anymore. I love the bridge, it reminds me of my childhood also (man I feel old). :)

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  75. No doubt I would choose the hummingbird! Love it!

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  76. Fave print: Dandelion Wish & those vintage spools! I also like the old faucets too! There's so many ones that I could so-- put in my house! =)

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  77. My favorite is the Praying Mantis "pointing the way". Although the dreaming flowers are great too :)

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  78. Just left Sarah a comment on her blog.

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  79. There is a flower on a metsllic red background that would look great in my living room.

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  80. i so wish i would have gotten here sooner! i LOVE that vw bus print ...
    i'm planning a vw bus nursery for my soon-to-be baby boy blue. our little caboose after 2 girly-girls.
    and it's just the right amount of boy ... without being overly primary in color!
    meh. another day. does she sell these in her shop?

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