Friday, November 12, 2010

sponsor love friday: diana of efreeme and poppy brew!!

who doesn't love finding a brand new shop? and even better, who doesn't love finding more than one new shop in one place? or are you a lover of all things vintage and handmade? then might be time to check out efreeme!  

at efreeme, you'll find a marketplace of shops filled with just about anything vintage or handmade - from clothing, jewelry, home goods, stationary, and fine art! efreeme also offers an incredible deal to anyone who opens up their shop. if you are needing a venue for your own handmade products, efreeme might be the place for you!

but like any ingenious, creative idea, it doesn't happen overnight! diana rainer is the busy woman behind the growing marketplace, as well as overseeing her own efreeme shop and personal blog! Take a peek into our sponsor love interview! 

Tell us about YOU, the brains 
and artist behind efreeme.  

These are things I like: Time. Sea Turtles. Phonographs and other old oddities. Wine. Sleeping in real late OR sometimes not sleeping at all. Gypsies and Grifters. Baskets on Bikes (I want to put my cats in them). Goats and ponies being best friends. (You can get to know more about me through my ridiculous blog if you'd like!)

And please tell us about eFreeme
How did it come to life? 

I love the idea of an online market for vintage and handmade items, but didn't want to spend money on silly things like fees or commissions. So efreeme was born! There are no fees for sellers and as our way of saying thanks, we even give sellers $5 when they create a store and list 20 items or more!  We've been growing steadily since we launched in June and have been adding features (facebook connect, google analytics, google marketplace feeds) as we grow and get feedback from our users. It's a great way for sellers to help shape a community that they'd want to sell in, and all for free! Also, because we charge no fees, buyers can feel good knowing that more of the money from each sale goes towards the actual sellers who did all the hard work!

If you were given a free plane ticket to go anywhere in the world, 
where would you go and why?  
Free plane ticket! I'd go and have some breakfast with giraffes in Nairobi!

What are your 3 favorite things 
when it comes to AUTUMN?
Autumn things I love? Mittens! (signed up for your "cold hands, warm hearts" swap, and I'm so excited!). Pumpkins and yams in food! Morning bike rides with lots of leaves on the ground.

diana, thanks so much for taking part in this interview!
you're creativity and finds are an inspiration to so many of us.
thank you! 

and here are some of my personal faves from diana's shop, the poppy brew.

vintage jewelry and accessories:


vintage clothes and housewares:  


maybe you'll find a little something-something 
for you or someone you love this Christmas season!
[happy shopping, friend!] 


  1. Lovely items, indeed, and a lovely market place for artisans. Have a wonderful weekend. xox ~ Alexandra

  2. I love people like this who do something about what they are passionate about! Love her shop!

  3. You have some fabulous sponsors. So nice to give them a little love on Fridays.

  4. Thanks Ilene! You are a lovely person to sponsor indeed!

  5. Another fabulous sponsor!!! She has some wonderful items. Thanks for sharing, honey.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Wow this site looks amazing I am off to check it out. The founder sounds amazing too I am going to visit her blog too!

    Thanks for the introduction.
    Have a lovely weekend xox

  7. I've been looking all over for a nice plaid dress shirt and that blazer definitely has the design I want! And If I had a free plane ticket I'd definitely go to Japan. I always wanted to see what it's like over there.

  8. so cute! i love this! :)

  9. Ooh, awesome! I'm going to check this out. :)


aw, shucks! thanks for reading and leaving me some LOVE. you (yes, YOU!) seriously rock my face off.

please, leave me your email address if you have a question that you would like me to answer!