Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Vintage Honey Shop Review + Giveaway!

Before Gracie was born, I researched everything we would need from birth to her first birthday.  Upon my research and planning, one of the things I wanted to buy was a teething necklace.  I had heard great things about them; not only are they are good for teething, but also for baby to grab onto during feedings or when being worn.  Through Instagram, I stumbled upon a shop called The Vintage Honey Shop (henceforth TVHS) that sold handmade, natural, and adorable teething + nursing necklaces.  I purchased two of them, and liked them so much, I purchased another one at a later date.  I loved them!

Recently I was asked to review one of their necklaces, and they kindly gave me a new one to review.  My review below is based on ALL of my experiences with TVHS (including my own purchases and the one they provided), but the pictures are of the necklace they kindly gave me to review.  Even though they gave me this necklace, these opinions are my own and in no way were influenced by them.

TVHS necklaces are handmade and wrapped in beautiful fabric to match any style!  Here is a blurb from their “About” section on their website because it takes the words right out of my mouth:
Every necklace is handmade with massive amounts of love, hard work & dedication in creating the very best teething + nursing necklace on the market. The Vintage Honey Shop is all about making moms feel special, from the design of the necklace to the stunning packaging. Its more than a just a necklace, its about having something that makes new mamas feel pretty & knowing that they are wearing a handcrafted piece of jewelry that is safe, functional and stylish!

This statement couldn’t be more true.  You can tell each necklace is made with love and care from the packaging to the product.  When you open up your package, you see a delicate and shabby chic wrapping of tissue paper with a lace doily and tied with striped baker’s twine and a button with their signature bumble bee; it’s absolutely delightful.
The wrapping was so pretty I didn’t want to open it!  Once I did, the beautiful necklace was revealed.  It was the traditional teething necklace (no wooden teething ring attached) in a gorgeous green floral fabric.  The color is so vibrant, that my pictures don’t even do it justice.  I just love this color.

The necklace closure is a satin tie that is very easy to tie, yet secure around your neck when baby pulls on it.  After opening the package, I tied my green floral teething + nursing necklace around my neck and picked up Gracie.  She was immediately drawn to it and couldn’t stop playing with it.  She was grabbing at it, putting it in her mouth, and moving her arms up and down with excitement while still grasping it.


Playing with her new necklace worked up an appetite.  As I sat down to feed her, she continued holding on to it, and did so during her entire feeding.  She loves this necklace as much as I do.  Like I said, before the opportunity to review this fabulous green floral necklace, I had purchased a few on my own in both styles (the traditional necklace like the green floral one, and the teething ring necklace which includes a wooden teething ring).  Below is a picture of all my TVHS teething + nursing necklaces.
There are so many colors and patterns to choose from on their website.  Seriously, there is a necklace to fit any style!

Gracie and I are so thrilled with our TVHS necklaces that we are giving one away to one lucky reader!  To enter:
  1. Comment below with why you want one of these fabulous necklaces.
  2. *Bonus entry* follow me on instagram @sparklemags and comment here to let me know that you are following me on instagram.

Giveaway closes next Wednesday, January 20th at 12:00pm (noon) PST.  The winner will be announced here on the same day at 2:00pm PST.

***UPDATE 1/20:  THE WINNER OF THE VINTAGE HONEYSHOP NECKLACE IS REBECCA GAINEY!  Please email me at magsoneil (@) gmail (dot) com by Friday, 1/22 :)**

And for all my readers, here is a 15% off code to The Vintage Honey Shop:  VHSHARE.  Go check out their site and choose your own fabulous necklace(s) at an awesome discount!!



18 comments:

  1. These are awesome! I have two actually, one of each kind. They make nursing so much easier and I walk out the door looking a bit more fashionable. I would love to have another though!

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  2. I love these necklaces! I came across them through BFMT, though I have yet to order one, simply because money is tight (sahm to 2 girls, 2.5 years and 2.5 months). I've considered buying the materials to make my own, but it's really not that cost effective to go that route, and I'm a major procrastinator, so it'd be so much simpler to buy one. Besides, I'd never be able to make one as pretty as TVHS.

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  3. Oh my goodness, I want one of these so badly! I'm 37 weeks pregnant with a baby girl, I never had one of these with my son and its high on my wish list!!! Also, just found your insta and I'm following! <3 @lemongrassmama

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  4. Sooo cute!! Would love to try one! My little girl was born just last month with a cleft lip. She has a hard time sucking but chews on her binky like a champ! When the dreaded teething stage comes I'm thinking these necklaces may be a necessity! AND they're darling (bonus!!)

    Also following your Insta!!

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  5. Would love one of these necklaces to keep little ones exploring hands busy while feeding, considering she has recently taken up pinching and scratching which can actually hurt quite a bit lol�� Also following on insta - karairdrie

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  6. I love these necklaces! I'm a first time mom and my little girl loves everything "about mom" including my hair, scarves, and jewelry. I would love to be stylish with my princess as well as enhance her sensory skills at the same time!

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  7. Ps following your Instagram! @taylor_nichole92690

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  8. My 5 month old daughter would love one. They are so beautiful! Also following you on Instagram!

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  9. I love these teething necklaces! I don't have one yet, but my 7 month old and I would really love one. She just cut her first bottom teeth and this would have been so handy to help with that process. I've looked at their necklaces for months now, and all of their prints are so pretty.

    Following on Instagram as well : @kassieculwell

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  10. I would love the chance to win one of these beautiful necklaces! I'm expecting my second baby in March. With my firstborn, I really wanted to try a teething necklace but never purchased one. This time around, I would love one!! :) Thanks for this giveaway!

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  11. I'm following you on Instagram!
    @kwiechmann

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  12. Oh my goodness! I just bought my first one of these with some Christmas money. Our 3rd baby is just 4 months old, but already he loves to hold onto my necklace while nursing. I would love to win one! There are so many beautiful fabrics that I had such a hard time deciding, plus I'd love to have one without the wooden ring, just for something different!

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  13. Would love one of these teething necklaces for my babe on the way...due today but don't think she'll be making an appearance! Not only are they practical, but they are stylish too! Following you on Instagram as well!

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  14. My baby boy is just now starting to teethe and I would love to have one these gorgeous necklaces to help him out!

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  15. I need a teething/nursing necklace because my 4 month old likes to grab & slslap my face while he nurses, he's also teething. & I'm following you on Instagram!

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  16. I would love one of these necklaces because my 6-month-old little girl is not the best at focusing while she nurses, and I bet this would help! Also, I know teething with be upon us soon enough!

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  17. I'm following on Instagram too. :)

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