Halloween Happenings

Halloween is coming and we are hosting our annual “Count The Candy Corn Contest”. The jar below at our Charleston shop is filled with a certain number of candy corns. Take a guess how many in the comments below (or on our Instagram post) and the closest or on-the-money guess wins a $100 gift card to Candy Shop Vintage (valid online or in store). Winner will be announced on Halloween!


Here’s a close up of the jar. (HINT: it is probably more than you think!)


Also, we recently decorated the Charleston store windows for Halloween. I found this great, vintage style Palm Reader sign that flickers on and off in a creepy way. An unanticipated side effect of our window display has been people coming into the shop and asking for… actual palm readings!


So, to remedy their disappointment I  figured – why not? We should offer some pre-Halloween Palm Readings in the store! So, we’ve decided to put together a fun Halloween kick-off cocktail party next Thursday, October 25th at Candy Shop Vintage in Downtown Charleston. We will have Halloween cocktails and treats, draw a discount and free palm readings by Angie of the psychic chakra spa from 6-8PM. Space is limited so RSVP if you want to come to contact@candyshopvintage.com with your name so we can add you to the guest list!


Also, if you live or are traveling anywhere in the New York area this fall – particularly before Halloween, consider checking out The Great Jack-O’Lantern Blaze, an event put on in Historic Hudson Valley where I happened to grow up. It is an interactive display of THOUSANDS of carved Jack O’Lanterns, assembled together in surreal sculptures – everything from national landmarks to animals to a full graveyard (this is headless horseman country after all…). If you are coming from the city you can easily hop on the Metro North train to get up there (although you do have to buy tickets in advance here and they sell out quickly). It is kid friendly (i.e. not too scary) but thoroughly enjoyable and frankly incredible for adults.




My favorite part was definitely the tunnel of celestial pumpkins you walk through on your way into the park, all with flashing or changing lights inside. Truly magical!


Double Unicorn Giveaway

To celebrate special Mom’s everywhere we are collaborating with Ciner and giving away TWO of our Fantasy Unicorn cuff bracelets – one for you and one for a Mom/or Mom friend. You do NOT have to be a Mom to enter but the person you tag does. All you have to do to enter is tag your Mom or a friend you admire who is a Mom in the comments on this Instagram Post and tell them why they are special. For extra credit, enter a second comment with your email address and join our mailing lists. Winner will be drawn at random from the comments. Contest ends this Saturday (before Mother’s Day) at 4PM EST. You must have an Instagram account to comment (so we can contact you) and you must be following @candyshopvintage and @cinerny at the time of the contest to qualify to win.


Merry Christmas To You: An AMAZING Giveaway

Soooo… Right about now you are probably scrambling to buy other people’s Christmas gifts and finding all kinds of things you want to buy for yourself. Well, problem solved. My friend Chassity of Look.Linger.Love. is hosting an Ultimate Holiday Giveaway TODAY (and she is not kidding around with over $6,000 in prizes and there will be only ONE lucky winner!). You heard that right. Our Pop The Bubbly Necklace is among the many insanely wonderful prizes some lucky winner will get. Full rundown below. You can enter by hopping on over to her website and following the instructions in her post – hurry, giveaway ends today!

Original face painting by Sally King Benedict.
$200 gift card to Troubadour.
Champagne necklace from Candy Shop Vintage.
Diamond bar necklace from Jane Pope Jewelry.
Bakers Dozen package from Callies Biscuits.
Necklace from Twine & Twig.
$250 gift card for Hampden Clothing.
$300 gift card to Marysia Swim.
Greetabl package from Greetabl.
Mens shirt from Ledbury.
Swing from Swurfer.
Fish scarf from Kate Design.
Build a bike from Affordable.
Satchel from Alesya Bags.
Goldbug cuff from Croghans.
White cocotte from Staub.
1 night stay at Zero George.
Customize a gift set at RMS Beauty.
$400 gift card to Celadon.
10 candles from Rewind.
Framed beach print from Teil Duncan.
Framed floral print from Lulie Wallace.


*NEW* Charleston Rice Bead Earring Giveaway

I am gearing up for a fun, Spoleto-filled weekend in Charleston and just got my first samples of our new, Charleston Rice Bead teardrop earrings, not yet available online.  I thought I’d give one of the first pairs away (below, in shiny gold).  All you have to do to qualify to enter is to share a photo of you wearing yours or even just a picture of your Charleston Rice Beads on their own on instagram using the hashtag #lovemycharlestonricebeads and you will be entered to win. Make sure to tag @candyshopvintage in your photo or caption so I can see it.

You can also email me your photo to contact@candyshopvintage.com if you don’t use Instagram or you have a private account.  Ends at midnight, Sunday.  Happy weekend!

Enter the Ultimate Elephant Giveaway

In honor of the holiday season we are hosting the Ultimate Elephant Giveaway! Starting today, if you follow the instructions at the bottom of this post, you can enter to win the following set of lucky elephant goodness… a gift to yourself or someone else!

One of our Elephants on Parade necklaces along with a pair of our Lucky Elephant Earrings AND a set of 4 of our Pink Elephant Cocktail Napkins from our recent collaboration with Lettermade. A total value of over $200. Can’t you just imagine a few of our lucky elephants around your neck this season? The Elephants on Parade necklace by Candy Shop Vintage has been one of our most popular pieces in the Candy Shop Vintage Collection to date!

It was  was most recently featured on Mary Summer’s Blog, So Then They Say with a chic, pared down layered look, perfect for winter.

So to enter the Ultimate Elephant Giveaway, use the Rafflecopter widget below. Contest runs through midnight this Sunday, December 13th.  Winner will be announced on our blog and Instagram as well as notified be email next Monday, December 14th. Best of luck!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

A Summer Instagram Giveaway… Share Your Summer Style or Ours!

If you are not yet following us on Instagram (@candyshopvintage) you are missing out – but here’s a perfect time to start!  We are giving away a pair of our Kissing Scarab Pendant Earrings to one lucky winner in their choice of color (pink or turquoise).  All week long you have the opportunity to enter – as many times as you want.  Regram the image below (from our instagram) or post your own Summer Style image with the hashtag #mysummerstyle. Be sure to also tag us (@candyshopvintage) so we can see your entry!


On that note here are a few of our favorite summer looks to get your creative juices flowing:

Grace Kelly via ciaonewportbeach.blogspot.com

Image via dustjacketattic.blogspot.com.au

Kate Moss via (onlykatemoss.tumblr.com)

Image via thebrunetteprep.tumblr.com

Happy instagramming!

A Giveaway From The Candy Shop Collection

We’ve partnered with one of our our favorite blogs, bijou and boheme to give away a pair of earrings from The Candy Shop Collection before they go on sale this spring.  This style is called The Dragonfly Earring. They have a wonderful, art deco design and a chic enough to wear with a cocktail dress and fun enough to throw on with a pair of jeans. Head over to Christine Dovey’s blog for details on how to win them:

Christine’s taste is impeccable and even though she has four (!!!) adorable kids, she still finds time to design a kitchen this beautiful, among other things.  You can see why we love her blog!: