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Gem Show Finds + Giveaway

February 12, 2013

*** THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED ***
Congratulations to Kelly at View Along the Way for winning the bookends!


Yesterday I recapped my adventures at the gem show and today I'm back to show you what I got and to giveaway some agate bookends! Let's start with my finds:

I got the citrine crystal cluster candleholder (say that 10 times fast...) on the left for $4.50 and the crystal cluster on the right for $3.28!



I couldn't decide on one necklace so I took home 4 haha Prices L to R: $3, $5, $6, and $7!



Yesterday I mentioned that I got 3 sets of agate bookends for $25. Here's what they look like:



The set above was $8.25 and the set below was $7.50. The set I'm giving away was also $7.50 so technically I spent less than $25 ($23.25). Not bad considering my local HomeGoods is asking $20 for ONE side/piece of an agate bookend!

I love how the gold chunk on the left piece is repeated on the right piece :)



I also mentioned that I got some thick agate slices. Here they are all stacked up:



They range in thickness from 3/4" to 1 1/2" and were marked $5 each or 3 for $10. I bought 15 of them because I couldn't decide on which ones to put back haha



I also got a ton of agate slices. We had the option of picking through a bunch of bins for individual slices or buying a plastic wrapped bag of them. You weren't allowed to open the bag to see what was inside but all of them were marked with the size and color of the slices so you could get a general idea of what was inside. I ended up buying a bag of blue ones and got lucky that the slices inside we're very pretty!



I hand picked these purple slices:



This group of pink slices came from another plastic bag like the blue ones. They were selling for $4.50/lb and I think I paid $16 and some change for all of them.



I hand picked these blue-green slices. I love, love, love the top right one!



I also hand picked these aqua/teal slices:



Now that you've seen everything, are you ready for the giveaway?!



One lucky person is going to receive this aqua and white set of agate bookends!



Each piece measures 5 3/4" tall x 3" wide.



Here's how to enter:
  • Prize: A pair of agate bookends (no books)
  • To enter: Comment on this post and tell me where you'd put the bookends if you won them.
  • Giveaway closes: Monday, February 18th at 12:01am EST
  • Winner info: One winner will be selected by random.org. I'll announce the winner on Tuesday, February 19th and will ship the bookends out shortly afterwards.

Completely optional bonus round:
  1. Follow my blog (via Google Friend Connect) by clicking on the "Join this site" button in the right hand column -OR- subscribe to my blog by e-mail (also in the right hand column). If you do both, it only counts as 1 entry, sorry!
  2. Like Desert Domicile on Facebook
  3. Follow Desert Domicile on Twitter
  4. Follow Desert Domicile on Instagram
Don't forget to leave a comment for each bonus entry you do. If you already follow or subscribe to my blog, like me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter or Instagram, leave a comment anyway so you get credit for the bonus entries! If you answer the question and complete the bonus round, you'll have 5 chances to win these bookends!

Good luck!

Psst: if I got anything for you from the gem show, I'll be e-mailing you with your final price (including shipping) and my PayPal information later today!

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55 comments :

  1. I would LOVE to put these bookends on the table behind my bed! I'm currently working on updating our bedroom and these would be the perfect addition!

    Julie
    http://foodlaughterandhappilyeverafter.blogspot.com/

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  2. Oh, I'm sooo jealous of having such a show available to you! I saw the ads for it when we were down there in January and was bummed we would miss it. Do you know if its the same time every year or how I would find out when it is next year? I have always LOVED that kind of stuff but don't have any. I would put a set of bookends on my built-in shelf in my family room. We have been downsizing to achieve a more clean, stream-lined look so that key pieces are really showcased. THESE would be a real focal point!

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  3. I would love to put them in my living room. So pretty!

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  4. You took orders??! Darn!! I'm a new reader and totally missed that! (found you through YHL)

    I would put the bookends on a shelf in my living room because the colors would tie in great!

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  5. I already follow your blog via GFC!

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  6. Following you on Instagram too! :)

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  7. Oh these bookends would work just perfectly in my living room! The colors are GORGEOUS!
    Sarah

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  8. I follow you with Google Friend Connect!
    Sarah

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  9. And now I follow you on Instagram too!
    Sarah

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  10. I am thinking maybe putting them in my sewing area. They can be the ends to my sewing books.

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  11. I follow you on Instagram...and feel like I'm a complete stalker now.

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  12. Love the purple agates! I would put the bookends on my dresser in our bedroom. It needs major styling help.

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  13. I follow you on Twitter. (annie88b)

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  14. I'm seriously DROOLING over here...you got some beautiful pieces!!! I love it all! :)

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  15. I'm so jealous of the gem show! I love everything you got, and I've wanted a pair of agate bookends forever. I have a gigantic wall of IKEA Expedit shelves in my home office that would love to have these on them!

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  16. They're so pretty! I think I spotted some of mine. Thanks again for getting me some! If I won these bookends I'd put them on my card catalog.

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  17. I can't believe markets like the one you went to exist where you are. It's amazing, so inspiring. If I won, I think they'd find a perfect home in my bedroom!

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  18. I'm going to put them on the built-in bookshelf we're building for our living room!

    I've liked you on FB.
    Followed you on Instagram.
    Followed you on Twitter.
    Followed your blog!

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  19. These are beautiful! I would put them on our mantle or our new book shelf. I follow you through the site.

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  20. Wowzers! Great buys! Those blue babies would look rad in my living room! ;)

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  21. You know I've been a loyal follower everywhere ;)
    Love the bookends and I would use them on my new brass shelf.
    I also love your slices. They would look so great hung up somewhere in your house.

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  23. totally forgot I had a twitter.. now I follow you there as well lol

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  24. Omgomgomg. I have not wanted to win a giveaway this bad in a LONG time. I will put them everywhere. I will move them around the house with me from room to room. PUHlease pick me!

    Kelly @ View Along the Way
    www.viewalongtheway.com

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  25. I totes follow your blog, obvs.

    Kelly @ View Along the Way
    www.viewalongtheway.com

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  26. Liked you on FB. (How had I not done that already?)

    Kelly @ View Along the Way
    www.viewalongtheway.com

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  27. Already follow you on twitter. I'm following you in all possible ways and am completely stalkered-up.

    Kelly @ View Along the Way
    www.viewalongtheway.com

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  28. HOLY COW! What are you going to do with all those!!! LOL They are all gorgeous and if I had the bookends, I might use them on our future (dream) built ins or they'd also look cool in the kitchen holding up some cookbooks or maybe in my bedroom on my desk...basically anywhere!

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  29. I liked you on FB
    P.S. I'm here - http://www.facebook.com/29RueHouse

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  30. Now I get to see all your cool pictures on Instagram!

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  31. These look sooo beautiful!! I'm jealous! If I got those bookends I'd put them on my wall of shelves in our living/dining room. Right now its pretty overloaded with books (color coded, at least!) It needs some art to balance it out ;)

    Jane

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  32. Following you on Instagram now! (how was I not doing that before?)

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  33. I love these book ends, and your site. Id put these pretty ends in my back room which houses our home office!!!!

    Already following you on Instagram! @Tajtal

    Fingers crossed x

    See/@tajandtal

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  34. follow you on instagram!

    see @tajandtal

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  35. liked you on facebook!

    seetal @ tajandtal

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  36. I'm adding bookcases in the living room, and these would look SO good wrapped around the new design books I just bought!

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  37. Those bookends are FABULOUS! I would love to place them in my bedroom. They would go great with my newly renovated orange and teal color scheme! Already love you on Facebook! I'm also doing a giveaway if you'd like to enter on my website!
    xoxo Sam

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  38. I would put these on my shelves in my *new* office at work! They would be a great addition and the colors are perfect!

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