Good Things Happen on 12/12/12 {Huge Giveaway}

What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
-Henry David Thoreau

Thank you for your beautiful response to our Thoreau Collection!

We sold out of a few of our bags in one day!

We thought we had produced plenty and were so surprised by your response.

We will have more available in January!

Thank you!

{Our black and grey wool Aubrey Ruffle Tote}

We always love doing a big giveaway with each line but we thought we would hold off a few days for 12/12/12!

That date doesn’t come along everyday:-)

{The linen Ellison Camera Bag}

To celebrate the new line and the crazy cool date….we want to do a HUGE giveaway.

We are going to giveaway overΒ $850.00 worth of productΒ from Jeanne Oliver Designs!!!!

{Market Bags made from vintage French handwoven linen}

This is our biggest giveaway to date and we are sooo excited!

I told you good things happen on 12/12/12!

{The Julia French Messenger Bag}

All you have to do to enter is to leave a comment on THIS post telling us what you like about the new line.

For additional chances to win (you can do all of them for more chances):

* Share our new line on Facebook

*Pin your favorite new items on Pinterest

*Share our lookbook on Facebook

*Share our lookbook on your blog

*Write about our new line on your blog

*Tweet about the new line and/or lookbook

Each time you do one of the above come back to THIS post and tell us. That simple!

You have LOTS of ways to enter and LOTS of chances to win the $850 worth of product!

Thank you for the chance to make what we love and thank you for connecting with our products!

We will even have some smaller prizes given out also.

{The Emerson Handbag}

We will announce the winner on December 19th!

If you are ordering for Christmas please know that we are shipping everything out priority but please order before December 18th to make sure it arrives in time.

Β If you haven’t seen the new lookbook we would love for you to take a peek…

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  1. Melanie

    OMGoodness… I just adore your new line! I love the soft vintage look to your Ellison camera bag… that it doesn’t look like a camera bag, but a cute purse… AND my baby Canon will be nice a protected. This is A-mazing. Thank you SO much for this chance, I couldn’t ever imagine being lucky enough to win all these goodies!!

  2. Tea Dreyer

    I LOVE the new line.. very earthy colours.. and it reminds me of simpler times..
    xx Tea

  3. Amie Starchuk

    Love the new collection! The bags are big and roomy and so very vintage! I can believe the Emerson bag is sold out…it is gorgeous!

  4. Susan R.

    The Ellison camera bag is e a toy what I have been looking for, so much so that I had even thought about attempting to create one myself. Not sure how that would have turned out, but I am thrilled for the opportunity to potentially win one. If not I will be ordering one in the new year. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  5. Claire

    I love the whimsy of the new line. Everything is so classic but seemingly effortless to pull off (for the customer). This is how vintage should be.

  6. Julie Earnest

    Love the Julia French Messenger Bag and the Aubrey Ruffle Bag and the necklaces and the French antiques! I shared the giveaway on my facebook page.

  7. Susan

    Love your work, all of it. Couldn’t possibly pick a favorite bag – love them all!!!

  8. Andee J

    I have a couple of your bags, cuffs, and bracelets! I love them all!! I would love to have the camera bag!

  9. karen

    The new line is classic but still has a touch of bohemian to it, I love it! My favorite is the emerson bag…I have been drooling over it since you have shown peeks of it on your blog hanging on your coat rack! Happy Holidays! karen….

  10. Stacy Mc

    I love the muted tones and the vintage fabrics. I love it all! The Emerson bag is awesome!!
    Happy Holidays to you and your family.

  11. Heidi

    I love all of your bags. I am also in love with all of the French vintage items..they all look like they have a story behind them.

  12. Victoria

    I do love the fabrics you use for these bags and the camera bag is genius! Love when one bag serves many purposes.

  13. elizabeth marshall

    I love how “girly” your line is! Especially the linen Ellison Camera Bag…I’ve been looking for a new camera bag….love it!

  14. jennifer hamilton

    I love this collection (as I have all of them:) Your collections are always beautiful, classic, and timeless. Great job!!

  15. bloomstudio

    i always love everything you do!!! but for sure, hands down, my favorites are your “carpet bag” purses like your Emerson Bag………… ALWAYS my favorites!!! LOVE

  16. Lynn Herron

    I love the ruffles on the bags and the fabrics look so wonderful !!
    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  17. barbara

    Oh my! beautiful work again Jeanne! I really like the grain sack market bag and loved the vintage navy stripe clutch.. but alas that already sold! πŸ™‚

  18. Sandi Allen

    What wonderful work! Love the new line!
    I Love all the bags! Hard to choose just one!
    Love the Ellison camera bag.

  19. chickyp

    I love your new Market bags! Your lookbook is very artistic..the beautiful items
    displayed against the austere backdrops are stunning!

  20. Barb Fuller

    I love your choice of natural colors and fabrics. The vintage, classy look is my favorite. I would love a collection of your market bags! Also, extra kudos for American made products. Thank you πŸ™‚

  21. Tashia Jacques

    Are you kidding me? Love the freshness feel of the new line, colors and all seem perfect for winter into spring. Thank you, thank you!

  22. Amanda

    I love it all, all of the bags especially!
    I shared it on facebook
    I tweeted it
    And I pinned it:)

  23. Sheri Wegner

    I am entering your contest because a friend (Karlene Grey) said you have amazing things I need to see… and she was right!

  24. Blair Donnelly

    Totally jonesing for the Emerson bag. Flat Stanley ‘d you and a bag from your last collection in NYC. Sounds kinky but isn’t, I swear!,,

  25. Maureen

    The Market Bag is a classic bag/tote. It looks like it would go with most every outfit.

  26. Nathalie Manus

    As Always, I love all the purses you have. I truly wish Icould afford them all…

  27. Pam

    I love the beautiful vintage feel of this line! The muted colors are divine. Also loving the vintage cameras in your shop. Happy holidays!

  28. Alissa Schultz

    I am a bag lady and especially love all of your beautiful and unique bags!!
    ~ Alissa

  29. Alissa Schultz

    Pinned the Market Bag made from vintage French handwoven linen πŸ™‚

  30. michelle

    i love all the vintage fabrics. i have two of your bags already…just trying to decide which is my next!

  31. Jennifer Atkin

    Love the Emerson bag and the market tote . . . going to facebook about it (share your blog and lookbook) right now!

  32. serena

    You are amazing Jeanne! What a generous give away. Someone is going to be sooooooo happy! I adore all these styles. simple, clean, functional and handmade. can’t get better than that. I really love that vintage jacket too. You have a great eye.

  33. Lori

    I love the market bags and vintage items from your trip! Another beautiful line! Congrats!

  34. Traci Colquhoun

    I love all the bags! THey are simple, earthy and organic and they make such a statement with their simplicity.

  35. Leah

    Flowers, ruffles, linen…what’s not to LOVE??? Thank you Jeanne!
    Warm holiday wishes to you and your family,
    Leah: ) (

  36. heidi stevens

    I love it all! I have been waiting for the camera bag, and now I just need the hubs to surprise me with it for Christmas! Absolutely beautiful, as always!

  37. Donna P

    I LOVE all the pics, you do such a great job. I have to say that my FAV part of the collection is the orange vintage coat, LOVE!!!

  38. heather

    Everything is so beautiful. A treat to look at all of the splendid bags. I’m a bag girl and your designs delight me!!

  39. Kate

    Beautiful holiday wishes to you! Such lovely, clean, striking pieces. Impressive and memorable!

  40. Brandie

    What an incredible giveaway Jeanne!!! The new collection is gorgeous as always:) My faves are the Embroidered Grain sack Market Bag and of course, all of those vintage cameras!

  41. Lori Byrne

    Hands down the camera bag..or the turquoise vinatge fabric one…or the necklaces, really just pick one!?! Can’t do it!! Lovely work again, Jeanne!!

  42. Cindy Carpenter

    I have just found you… Beautiful site… Love the camera bag… All your pretty little French items..I am especially in love with a bag that I’m sure you no longer have that is in your top part of your website that changes…. A shoulder bag..looks like a carpet like bag material.. Velvet like and is blue and green ….I adore it!!! Best of luck…Cindy /Twomermaids

  43. heather

    PInned (heatherhenricks), Tweeted (mamaoffourms), Facebooked (heather henricks) and Blogged (!!!! I would LOVE to win!! πŸ™‚ Jeanne, I LOVED the Creatively made Home course. It was perfectly wonderful!!! Thanks for all of the work that you put into it, just for us!

  44. nicnacmaniac

    I am so in love with the romance of this line, I paged the look book over and over….the photos are lovely!
    I am totally in lust for the Ellis, oh my goodness, smiling just thinking about it!! Enjoy 12/12/12 πŸ™‚ Nerina

  45. Melinda

    Oh Jeanne,
    You are so sweet to have this fantastic giveaway!! I absolutely love all of the new vintage items that you brought back from France and your bag line this season is gorgeous!! I LOVE your new camera bag!! I’m a new photographer and this would be such an amazing gift for Christmas!!
    Thank you for the wonderful opportunity and have a lovely day.

  46. Nancy Carr

    I love so many of your feminine bags and more. So glad I found you. The beaded bag is so pretty as well as all the ones with ruffles.

  47. Marita Poll Images

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new line! Shared lookbook on facebook, twitter, pinned too… Happy to do it even without the contest Jeanne…
    People LOVE my camera bag- everywhere I go- I even went to the NADA farm sale this October and people walked up to me because they recognized your bag!

  48. Debra

    Love the fabrics and classic lines of the new bags – gorgeous! My favorite is the French Linen Market Bag. πŸ™‚

  49. Lolo

    Like…woah. I absolutely adore everything! All the new bags made of vintage linens really have me swooning. But my number one favorite is the Emerson Bag! I jumped online right away when you opened back up, and they were already GONE! I guess I need to be quicker when you re-stock…I must have it πŸ™‚
    All of my bags from you are my precious. I get compliments ALL THE TIME.
    Happy Holidays!! XOX

  50. Lindsey wolosieiwcz

    I’ve loved every line you’ve made so far and this one is beautiful. Would LOVE to win…..

  51. Dee

    I never knew about this company until I saw the feed on Facebook it is all beautiful!

  52. Suzy NZ

    I L-O-V-E everything about your new line!!!!! I adore the Ellison Camera bag since I carry my Nikon and an extra lens along with me just about everywhere. It would look sooo much better in this bag! πŸ˜‰ Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!


    I love the Emerson handbag!!! Thats my fav~so sassy I also love the Aubrey tote~ so sweet

  54. Michelle

    Oh my, I am going to enter first and then go look! I don’t want to miss out, just like I did a Tiggy and Grace apron, not once, twice!

  55. sandra h

    Looking for a camera bag that does not look like the typical camera equipment holder. The linen ELLISON camera bag is perfect! Just right for my sister, a budding portrait photographer! thanks.

  56. Katey

    Really love setting of these photos. Really great job. I asked for the camera bag for Christmas. Told Hubby, order it today if you plan on getting it. (the day they came out) Hope he did.

  57. Anne Heinonen

    Jeanne, You are one talented lady. I love all your stuff. I pinned you and linked you on facebook. Would love to win something!

  58. Tracy Cedara Dunn

    I wrote about the line on FB.
    I tweeted about the line.
    I shared the lookbook on FB
    I tweeted the lookbook.
    I have been pinning on Pinterest like a fool! haha

    It’s not in the list….but I will be dreaming about the new line as well πŸ˜‰
    My goodness woman, is there nothing you can’t amaze us with?????

  59. Karen Cannon

    WELL, I love the Ellison, the Market and the Emerson so I guess I love ALL the bags….so if it’s a giveaway, I guess I get all three!!! I might have to buy all three~ Love the Coat too!!!

  60. Becky H

    I LOVE your bags!!! I especially love the Aubrey Ruffle Tote. Thanks for the opportunity!

  61. Jen

    I love this collection Jeanne! The colors are beautiful and everything looks so wonderfully made. πŸ™‚

  62. Carol Casey

    How sweet of you to share such lovelies with a lucky reader. It would be difficult to choose just one favorite. A girl needs a different bag to go along with her different moods, don’t you agree? I’d love to have a grain sack market bag for my Saturday outings. And, oh my, the Emerson for the cool trendy me.



  63. Jen

    I gladly wrote about your new line on my blog today in my post called Twelve Things I am Loving on 12-12-12. πŸ™‚

  64. Christa Thomas

    Dear Santa, I’ve been pretty good really, so please bring me one of Jeanne’s new bags, I love them all…
    (I pinned and shared the look book on FB). Gorgeous stuff, all of it!

  65. Lisa Walters

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhh what do we love…we LOVE all of it. I was so excited for Monday to come and see all the new yummy stuff. I have to say I love the vintage look. The bags and purses are so awesome. I also just purchased recently the cuff with the big yellow leather flower. OMG the compliments I get!!! The camera bad is so yummy! Thank you for the chance…fla la la la la la la:)

  66. Kim L.

    Of course I like the way your bags look, but what really makes them special is the unique fabrics that you choose.

  67. maria

    I adore the “emerson” bag….the white wool dress…..everything is so dreamy, cozy, wintery, vintagey…(is that a word?) love it all.

  68. Kelly Aubert

    I love how everything is casual yet so pretty! I especially love the Aubrey Ruffle bag. πŸ™‚

  69. Sharon

    Love the Emerson bag and would also like to own, someday your camera bag!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  70. Gretchen Schaumann

    Love much of it, but your handbags are the best. Love the Emerson Handbag most of all and can totally see why it sold out so quickly. The camera bag is beautiful as well. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  71. Kellie

    I love
    I really like the collection. In particular the wool bag is calling my name.

  72. Donna Woods

    My ABSOLUTE favorite tn the new line is the Ellison bag and it is on my wish list for sure!

  73. hugapoohlouise

    Wow! My first time visiting Jenne Oliver Designs but definitely not my last. I love the new line. I can see why some sold out first day. I love the Emerson bag. I love the old time look of carpet bags. I guess I am just a carpet bagger at heart.
    Thank you for doing this awesome contest.

  74. Tracey P.

    Jeanne – All of the fabrics are perfectly interpreted into the shapes and styling of your bags. Like clean lines as well as the ruffles – SO Jeanne Oliver! Bravo – thank you for the chance to win!

  75. Vicki Rutherford

    I posted the giveaway on facebook as well this morning. Keep up the great styling and inspirations.

  76. Peggy

    I simply love all the market totes! And the Ellison camera bag… and the vintage typography!! Simply lovely… it hearkens back to a time when things were simpler due to necessity. They may have have been hard times but it brought out a certain refinement that would have never been appreciated otherwise! Thank you for this reminder!!

  77. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.

    What a beautiful collection – love the vintage feel! I really love them all, but the Emerson bag really seems to be calling my name!

  78. heather williams

    Mmmm….love, love the Julia Messenger bag…it’s casual & understated, yet, strong in style & function….a bit poetic, if you will. Perfect w/ boots & sweaters as you’ve shown…but equally cute w/ jeans & flip flops as well…an all seasons sort of bag, imo. I’m such a tactile person…& it’s hard to tell (from the photos), but I just know, since it’s made from vintage French linen, that the texture of the fabric must be just gorgeous…& feminine! Thank you so very much for a wonderful opportunity!! Gorgeous blessings ~H?~

    P.S. I pinned it here:

  79. Staci Torgerson

    I ?? the new Emerson bag. I adore how it looks like an old tapestry traveling bag from the 1800’s. I hope you and ur family are feeling much better these days. Thank you for the opportunity to win a fabulous giveaway!!

  80. Marty Larson

    Oh my gosh – I found you through the Confident Mom and now I’m wiping the drool off my chin. These bags are gorgeous.

  81. Staci Torgerson

    Those ?? are supposed to be hearts. Don’t know why they are showing up as questions marks.sorry.

  82. Staci Torgerson

    Those ?? are supposed to be hearts. Don’t know why they are showing up as questions marks.sorry.

  83. Staci Torgerson

    I pinned my faves on Pinterest at Staci Torgerson under vintage clothing and fashion.

  84. jan

    Love the simplicity and vintage appeal. A soft, romantic time, thank you for bring them to us and the give away too.

  85. laurie

    What a fabulous new line, Jeanne!!! You continue to astound me with your creativeness and talent! And I’m stunned and incredulous at your generous giveaway! After spending some time browsing through all the new treasures, I kept coming back to that awesome Emerson bag. So retro! So elegant! So coooool! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    xoxo laurie

  86. Becky J

    W>O>W!!!!! I could make a lot of gals in my life happy with that shopping spree…thanks for your generosity and a Merry Christmas!!

  87. Kim G

    Loving the vintage look of your things. I would be happy to win anything that is on your sale blog page! You have cool stuff!

  88. Melinda

    Hi Jeanne, I just posted about your wonderful giveaway on my blog: Alabaster Rose Designs.
    Have a lovely day.

  89. Crystal McConnell

    I can’t wait to receive the bag I ordered on opening day. I love this entire line. Winning this giveaway would be a true dream come true. I could get my very deserving Mom a few things as well as a friend and STILL get myself something. Swoon!

  90. Donna Bradley

    Oh my goodness, your new line is so amazing! I love the the simplicity and uniqueness of each new bag! You are so creative! Keep up the great work you are doing. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

  91. Laura L.

    Love love love it! I actually own three of your bags already but would love the chance to own more. Thanks for this giveaway!

  92. tiffini

    I of course love it all…but two of my favorites are the camera bag and the big yellow floral vintage bag..i die:) I am glad you will have more in Januray. I am all spent out for Christmas so I am so thankful cause I love them so! thank you for sharing your gift with all of us…xo

  93. Melanie

    What a beautiful line- love it all! Thank you for a chance at such an awesome giveaway!

  94. Kathleen

    I’ve been wanting one of your camera bags for a while now and I LOVE your new one:-)

    Great photos and style!


  95. Casey

    I just pinned the Ellison. I adore the bag and that’s my nephew’s name. Too sweet.

  96. Pam Ballard

    I love the new line. I adore the The Aubrey Ruffle Tote! Oh what a wonderful giveaway. Count me in!

  97. Larissa

    Gorgeous new line…especially the bags!! Very generous giveaway – thank you! :o)

  98. Christine W

    So many beautiful things! But, I really like the Ellison Camera Bag. Happy Holidays!

  99. Tina

    Jeanne, I’m an Emerson bag fan, it speaks to me! πŸ™‚ I love everything, you are so creative and talented!

  100. juliamonroe

    I love this whole collection. With it’s natural fibers and old-world color, I feel as though I’m walking the streets of Paris. You’re a great designer, Jeanne. It’s hard for me to pick a favorite because they all say “Paris” and bistro and wrought iron and cappuccino to me. But if I had to choose just one, it would be the Emerson bag. Just beautiful!

  101. paige

    i still have the journals & cards i purchased from you years ago….and the little dress that you made , i LOVED it on caroline. honestly friend each release i love more & more.
    the bags….sigh…you know how i love your bags!!
    well done jeanne, well done!!!

  102. Laurie

    I’m not sure it this “counts” towards the giveaway but I did share your new line on FB only it was before you announced the contest. πŸ™‚

  103. Lisa Tompkins

    I really love the Emerson bag. The fabric reminds me of pictures I’ve seen of the bedspread material my parents had when I was a baby (early 1970’s).

  104. Dana Summers

    Beautiful collection, J! I love the Aubrey bag and just about everything else. Thank you for the giveaway and congratulations on the new line.

  105. Andrea

    I love the Emerson handbag…the perfect balance of a modern bag with a vintage feel……

  106. Ramona

    I receive compliements ALL THE TIME on the bags I already own. They are beautiful, useful and durable. Thank you. I love your new collection…especically the French Linen Market Bag. Wow! A generous giveaway! Thanks for the love you share!

  107. shabbynee

    Love all of my purses and of course my camera bag! I try to get one form every collection you offer to us lucky gals!! I hope you have a Blessed Christmas with your sweet family!

  108. Anne Hartman

    Hi Jeanne, I just love every one of the bags. The new camera bag is awesome. Would love to have one of those to tote camera and lenses around without everyone knowing it’s a camera bag.

  109. Crystal McConnell

    My “Emerson” handbag will be arriving this week and I am SO stoked to change over to it and start using it ASAP. It will join my other Jeanne Oliver products from previous lines. I love how cozy, romantic and vintage your items are. You put so much time into picking each item and designing it to a tee. I can’t rave enough about the quality and I get compliments daily on my other bags / jewelry I have purchased from you. I get excited every single time you launch a new line. This one has to be my favorite. You have added in the linens from France and it is just dreamy. I need every piece! And on top of that you are generous beyond belief. $850 for some special reader!!! What a wonderful Holiday gift you will be granting to someone. Keep up the dreaming and designing. I want a whole closet of Jeanne Oliver designs one day. <3 Happy Holidays <3

  110. katie

    i love the emerson bag. i love the lines of it, the fabric. everything.
    i also really love the grain sack pendants.
    i am glad the new line release is going well for you.

  111. katie

    i just pinned several of my favorites–pendants, carpet bag, emerson bag. a few more.

  112. Sheila Atchley

    I would love the Emerson bag…and…a Jeanne Oliver original?? πŸ™‚ Would something like THAT be av-ailable?? If not..sigh…I shall have to pick out some sort of French lovely something-or-others. And one of those pendants. I’m excited, and hopehope hope it is not too late to enter!

    Oh…pinning…and Facebooking…great job on the whole line, Jeanne. Lovely, as usual.

  113. Deb

    Gorgeous collection Jeanne! I love the Thoreau inspired names …” What lies” is my favourite Thoreau quote ? and the vintage fabrics ~ the colours in the carpet bag are fabulous.
    Wishing you huge success with your new line release.

  114. Jen

    I am partial to the Aubrey – love the ruffles – but they are all beautiful!
    Merry Christmas!

  115. Victoria

    I love all your bags, the fabrics and really love the leather handles. The camera bag is my favorite with the ruffled messenger coming in at a close second.

  116. Crystal McConnell

    I really love the photos in the look book / blog. They really tell a lot about the collection and I can see myself lying in a field with my favorite Emerson bag next to me. It almost takes me “there”. Your products are so awesome and so well made. Way better than a bag you can get at a retail store. Keep ’em coming!

  117. Kathie Maruska

    I love everything…I want every bag! Shared on FB and pin Ning away on Pinterest!

  118. Kate

    12-12-12 is a fabulous date, my sweet nephew was born that day! Love all of your new collection! Best wishes with it!

  119. Jan Richards

    My favorite bag is the Ellison camera bag. Thanks for a chance to win this gift certificate.

  120. Amber U

    Love the simplicity and elegance of the new line you created, it is stunning!

    Pinned onto Pinterest

  121. Amber U

    You have captured the understated elegance of the French with your market bag, lovely! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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