Monday, February 21, 2011

Novica $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway~

Have you heard of Novica?

I'll let them take a moment to introduce themselves:

There is a nation of artist throughout the world-
a village of carvers in Bali;
a family of ceramists in Brazil who have handed down their craft
from generation to generation;
a farmer in the Andes who hand-weaves alpaca sweaters.

It is a community of artists who have been isolated
for centuries by distance, time and geography-
isolated from the very community of collectors seeking
their unique, inspired, and undiscovered arts and crafts.

Now, finally, there is a bridge connecting our separate 
communities into one worldwide nation-
this is the NOVICA nation.

Novica is a company associated with National Geographic working to open doors for crafters all over the world and give them the opportunity to sell to a worldwide market.

Today Novica is offering one lucky Poppies at Play reader a 
$50 Gift Certificate
to their site.

They really have an amazingly large selection of products to choose from. 

Check out their 


I love the idea that artists around the world are given the opportunity to develop their creative talents and have their products reach a world wide market.

Think Novica has got the right idea?  Would you like to help with the effort?
Click here to find out how!

Novica gave me a $50 gift certificate so I could give an honest review of the company

I chose this lovely dress 

Made by Aruna Singh

Aruna from the legendary 'Pink City' of Jaipur.
Her desire to become a designer was sparked as a child when she would dress her friends for plays and performances. As she got older she loved making alterations on every dress she bought.

One thing I really loved about Novica is being able to read all the personal stories of the artists.

I love having my new dress! Thank you Aruna!

Now it's your turn to have a chance to enjoy Novica products with a 

 $50 Gift Certificate 
Here's how to enter:

Pop on over to NOVICA and then come back here 
and leave me a comment.
Tell me about something that catches your eye. 

That's all there is to it! You don't even need to be a follower of Poppies at Play. 

Giveaway will run through Friday, Feb. 25 2011

Have a wonderful President's Day!


  1. I love the Beaded Necklace, Butterly Secrets in the Turquoise Collection! This site has some gorgeous stuff!

  2. There are so many amazing items on the site! If I could pick I'd get the Painted glass jewelry box, 'Butterfly Court' made by Felicita Espinoza. It reminds me of a jewelry box my mom had when I was little!

  3. I really like the blue chalcedony pendant necklace, but there are hundreds of things I'd love to have.

  4. I love this site!!! Looked at it before and yes. fell in love:) with.... wooden carved stuff, woven baskets... yes. baskets. there is soo many to chose from that I want!!!! I love them all:)

  5. I had not heard of Novica--thank you for bringing it to our attention. It has an amazing assortment of art for the body, home and soul. If I had to pick one thing, it would be from a country far, far away. Somewhere I would probably never be able to visit. And then I would buy a basket. Or earrings. A bracelet. The beautiful circular table in the home decor section. Or a drum.
    Difficult to choose from so many beautiful things.

  6. batik scarf in yellow rose is stunning! My late grandmother and grandfather always loved yellow roses and in our family if we want to include them in big events we always have a bouquet of yellow roses present. What a great way to carry them with me all the time!

  7. Mirrors "harmony" set of 5 has my name all over it!

  8. I loved the coconut shell carving. They were all so beautiful!

  9. I love, love, love the face of the moon cocktail ring.

  10. WOw! I love the green bag that you have listed above and like a million of the skirts. I also love the wrap around dresses and this site has a bunch of blouses in the greens that I love for summer. I think I just found one of my new favorite shopping sites! Thanks so much for sharing!

  11. LOVE the dress you chose! i also really like their cocktail rings, my fave being the amethyst solitaire "mystic throne" ring. very beautiful things!

  12. I LOVE the Labrodorite stretch bracelet, what a great idea btw...

  13. I'm always a fan of finger puppets especially the ones on Novica made by Virginia Apaza Ticona.

  14. I love artisan bowls. Like the Blue Fern bowls, or the celedon Horizon bowls. Thanks for offering a giveaway!

  15. What a wonderful store. I love rings and fell in love with a beautiful opal band. The workmanship is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

  16. I love looking at all the earrings. My favorite were the elephant stack earrings from Thailand.

  17. I don't think my comment went through but if it did you can delete one of them! lol
    I fell in love with the Cotton tote handbag, 'Hot Pink Garden' and it comes in other colors, too! I love pretty handbags and have never been to this site before! I'm so happy to know about it! Thanks! ♥

  18. I love the Marcasite and amethyst dangle earrings, 'Morning Splendor'.


  19. I love the silver cuff bracelet.

  20. the hammocks look amazingly inviting!!!! I also do like the multicolor wool belt.

  21. I would love to get the Cotton sarong, 'Black Bamboo Paradise' if I

  22. Everything looks so great!! I love the Ecology band. So pretty!

  23. I am a sucker for a cute, unique dress, and I also LOVE the dress made by Aruna Singh. I have the perfect shoes to go with it!

  24. I love the Aluminum tray, 'Smooth Curve'--what a great piece for entertaining!

  25. I love the wooden love of my life statue.

  26. I'm in love with the Wild Mushroom silver earings!

  27. I love love love the ring "cloud princess"...but its so hard to choose they have great stuff. thanks.


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