Monday, December 3, 2012

Anne Taintor - Holiday Gift Guide Review and Giveaway

My life isn't perfect by any means and I'm okay with that. I'm not the accomplished housewife and I irk my husband and kids on a daily basis. I don't fit any cookie cutter mold. In fact, I'm pretty horrible at even using cookie cutters. I think that's partly why Anne Taintor appeals to me so greatly. Her fabulous products are delivered with quirky, contemporary humor and retro graphics. Whether it's work, home, travel, romance, or life in general, Anne Taintor makes you stop and laugh.  It's class mixed with sass.

Anne Taintor, Inc. is the original vintage humor company. The company's signature style - wry text juxtaposed against images of idealized women from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s - appears on magnets, sticky notes, eco-friendly totes, and dozens of other products.  The models featured on Anne Taintor products are real people who posed for advertisements in their time period.


I have a few Anne Taintor pieces in my home and was giddy to recently review more.  The two mini trays I have are made of melamine and portray classy women with clever captions.  One of the mini trays has two women dressed in their Sunday best strolling down a sidewalk.  You may think they're talking about house chores or business but the caption characterizes their real thoughts "walk faster...the children are catching up".  The other mini tray has four women on the beach in their modest swimwear and the words "born to be wild".  The mini trays are suitable to hold paper clips, coins, or jewelry but I prefer not to cover up the illustrations on the trays so mine are set upright on a kitchen counter for everyone to see.


  I also received an Anne Taintor towel. Made of 100% cotton, the kitchen towel is red, white and green in color. It has a picture of a lady that exudes elegance with the caption "because I'm the mother...that's why". The towel I have hangs over a rod on my bathroom door. It almost looks dainty and classical, until you take a closer look and see the caption. Then it makes you break out into a smile. As the caption indicates, there really is no better explanation for why you do what you do, because you're the mother!
Anne Taintor, Inc. allows you to make light of life and escape from stresses with wit and humor.


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46 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

I'd like one of her mugs

suburban prep said...

2013 engagement calender

courtney erickson said...

oh i love the calendar! think i just found mine for 2013!

Allison said...

I love the magnets. Particularly, "hmmm... I know I walked into this room for a reason..." Story of my life.

eclairre said...

The calendar is nice.

aperry said...

flask

Jessica Robinson said...

I love not camping Cosmetic Bag!

Holly said...

Love the of course it buys happiness coin purse!

Maryann D. said...

I like the shopping bag that says: I dreamed my whole house was clean...
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RJ said...

The Mini Tissue boxes are freakin' adorable!

Jessamine Dungo said...

I like the change is good coin purse :)

Roshana said...

love the luggage tags...

Alexis AKA MOM said...

LOL love them!!

Totes:
funny... I don't recall asking for your opinion

Nancy said...

I'd like this coin purse: did somebody say "free gift with purchase"?

Nancy
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jakiesmom said...

i like the i love not camping cosmetic bag

Krista Grandstaff said...

LOL...these things are awesome..I love the mini trays, and the shot glasses.. really though, if I picked anything on that site, I'd be happy with it :)

Wendy Rozema said...

i'm so happy it's happy hour napkins

deanna said...

like: http://annetaintor.com/product/canvas+prints/i-dreamed-my-whole-house-was-clean
xoxo

Sarh Snarski said...

I'd like the tote!

Racheal. said...

The flask that says "did someone say Open Bar?"

Heather! said...

I love Anne Taintor! I want one of everything, really. For today, I'll settle for this magnet: "Being a mom is fun but I could never do it sober." LOL!!

Thanks!
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Sherry said...

I like the if by "happy" you mean trapped with no means of escape...? then yes, I'm happy coffee mug.

bison61 said...

the NoteCase

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JBlanton said...

I would like to have anne taintor's book

tawndam said...

hehe... Love the "what am I making for supper?" towel, too... & I must have the "if by 'happy'..." mug *twitch* ☺

lisagee1234 said...

http://annetaintor.com/product/calendars/id/04482

The calender is nice and needed.

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Darlene ysaguirre said...

The book looks like a fun read

Karin said...

I'd love a cosmetic bag.

polly said...

love the classic tote bags

Shooting Stars Mag said...

i like the Born to Be Wild lip balm

Barb K. said...

I like the Of Course It Can Buy Happiness Coin Purse.
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Shannon said...

I like the "We go together like drunk and disorderly" flask

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Crystal said...

I like the "do we ever question your lifestyle?" magnetic postcard!
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Caitlin said...

One of the mugs! I love interesting cups :)
-kate

lmurley2000 said...

i like the magnets

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Megan Parsons said...

born to be wild floaty pen!!!!!

Missy L said...

I like the I Dreamed My Whole Was Clean canvas print

carole said...

love this one
I dreamed my whole house was clean bag

Melanie Schemanski said...

i love the coin purses

SnowflakeDay (Audra) said...

I also like the "If looks could kill women wouldn't need frying pans" magnetic notepad; that's pretty good!
-Audra Weathers
Snowflake Day Play at gmail dot com

Leah CB said...

I love everything! My favorite is the "make your own damn dinner" towel.

michedt said...

I'd like to have the 2013 Engagement Calendar.

Amanda Rauch said...

I would so love to have the Why yes, I am that kind of girl tote bag, that is so awesome!!

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

I'd totally get my mom the you'll eat it... you'll eat it and like it classic tote if I could!

Thank you for this great opportunity :)

trixx said...

Love the why yes, I am overqualified flashdrive, how cheeky!

Tylerpants said...

I'd like to have the consider me a flight risk luggage tag. tylerpants(at)gmail.com