Welcome To The Jane Eyre Collection! {a giveaway too}

We launched the Jane Eyre Collection at 5pm MST on Saturday night and the response was amazing!


Thank you for loving the new bags and jewelry and for selling out some bags so quickly.

Our collections are about storytelling and the gathering of vintage fabrics, new fabrics, vintage buttons, embellishments and vintage findings for the jewelry is one of the beautiful and exciting parts about offering our two collections a year.

I appreciate so much that we have customers that equally appreciate the attention to detail in each bag and the vintage elements that go into our collections.


I am so excited that our brand new Matilda Art Bag sold out within only 1 1/2 hours!

We will be bringing the art bag back next collection and making sure we have even more to offer next time.

{My seamstresses spend months making each collection and they are already busy working on the next collection (you will flip out over the fabric in the next line)}

After seven years we still make bags because the response is so beautiful to them!

Thank you!


We still have so many gorgeous jewelry pieces and we have a large supply of other bags so I hope you will come and take a peek at what we have been working on.

I also love to do a giveaway each collection and this one is no different.

I would love to giveaway:

* One Josie Camera Bag

*One Luella Vintage Clutch

* One Roll Up Paint Brush Holder

* One Art Deco Print Collection With Wood Stump

*One Art Deco Photo Collection With Wood Stump

* One necklace from our vintage jewelry line

* One complete package of all of our online courses totally over $500

*We are going to also offer the online course package to the friend of your choice so you can be creative together!

* $50 of art prints from the shop

This is over $1,000 in giveaway items!

So excited!!!


To enter all you have to do is leave a comment on THIS post letting us know what piece you love from this collection.

For additional chances at the giveaways you can…

* Facebook about our new collection with links

* Pin this post to Pinterest

* Talk about the sale and celebration on Instagram and use the hashtag #jeanneoliverdesigns

* Blog about the collection

* Share this post on Twitter

 Each time you share about the sale or this post please come back and let us know.

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The Jane Eyre Collection {Don’t Miss The Launch}

I wanted to let you know that the brand new Jane Eyre Collection will be available this Saturday, July 19th at 5pm MST.

I hope you love all of the designs, fabrics and details in this collection.

The Jane Eyre Collection will have vintage pieces, photography collections, jewelry created from vintage findings and new bags from new and vintage fabrics!

Here is a peek at the Jane Eyre Collection…

Thank you for taking a peek at the new line and I hope to see you in the shop on Saturday!

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Up Close and Personal {The Sophie}

When we have a brand new bag that we are launching I like to give you a closer look at the bag.

I hope this is the next best thing to you being here at our studio.

Today I want to give you a closer look at the Sophie Leather Messenger Bag.

Here are some of the sweet highlights of this gorgeous handmade bag.

The Sophie

* made from soft buffalo leather

* closes with a substantial rounded flap

* silver rivets on each side of the bag attaching the strap

* adjustable buckle strap

* three custom made leather flowers attached

* roomy inside shell to throw everything you need (large enough to carry your camera and an extra lens)

The Sophie measures 15 1/2″ x 13″

The adjustable strap will adjust from 40″-45″

All of our products have shipping included.

We are so proud to say that all of our bags are made here in the United States.

We think this point is a pretty big deal.

We love offering jobs to other men and women in our community, being hands on with each product we develop, using high quality materials and supporting the made in America movement.

We have built our brand on quality and attention to detail and I know you will recognize this in the new Sophie.

I hope you will take a peek at the short video we made to show off this new bag to you:-)

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It Pays To Give {thank you}

{How cute are they? Pure yumminess}

Whether you gave to Barb’s wall or helped spread the word…thank you.

She still needs your help so I hope there is something (no matter how small) that you can give.

Everyone that spread the news about helping build the wall in Uganda or gave anything towards the effort was entered into a giveaway here on my blog.

I know that so many of you gave and never entered the giveaway so thank you too!

I also know that none of you gave because of the giveaway.

I just wanted to do a little something to thank you.

The winner of the giveaway package is….

Lisa Tompkins commented:

I have pinned this and posted it to my husband’s Facebook page. Barb is such a remarkable person and I know she’ll reach her goal for the wall with the help and prayers of all those who read this blog and see it on others pages. Thanks for sharing this!

Lisa, thank you for spreading the word and helping Barb.
Please email me at Jeanneoliverdesigns@gmail.com with your address and we will get the box of goodies out to you right away.
Come back on Friday to celebrate the new Vintage Collection with the $500 giveaway package winner announced!
Is it you?
The collection is going fast so if there is something you love please don’t wait too long:-)
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You Ask {I Spill}

First off I want to thank you for your overwhelming response to our new collection.

When you put so much of yourself into something and then it is loved by others……that is one of the most rewarding feelings in the world.

Thank you!

There is still time to enter our $500 giveaway package.

Go HERE to find out all the details!


Follow this link to my last You Ask {I spill}.

Now onto your questions.

Bess asked…

That little French Cottage visit sounds wonderful! Have you stayed there before? Is fall a good time to go? Are there many flea markets around there? blah blah blah?? LOL ~Bess

This will be the first time I am staying at Sharon’s cottage.  After I spend a week in Paris with my husband I am taking a train (with my friend Tracey) to spend the next four days in the countryside.  We are looking forward to taking photos, enjoying the small villages and visiting the local brocantes.  I will let you all know if fall is a good time and tell you all about the flea markets we find.  We will be learning everything for the first time too.

This is my 40th birthday present and our first trip out of the country together.

Anastasia asked…

Oh your new course sounds awesome!! Are Australian gals allowed to enroll too??

Yes! My other e-courses had registrants from all over the world!  It is actually pretty amazing how the internet makes the world so much smaller.  We already have people registering for Creatively Made Home from all over…especially Australia.  We would love to have you.

Can you share your hair styling tips?! You have FAB hair!!!

Thanks so much!  I have really think hair that is naturally wavy.  I think that helps a lot.  I use whatever shampoo that catches my eye but I always use Moroccan Oil on my hair after it is washed.  Another amazing product is the Moroccan Intense Curl Cream.  I put this cream in my hair right after the shower and it helps to give me the most gorgeous beachy waves. (spell check keeps telling me “beachy” isn’t a word but I’m going with it).  I wash my hair every other day and I rarely blow dry it.  I wash my hair in the evenings and let is air dry over night.  I get the best curls and the best body in my hair. Nothing too special but this is what works for me and I really like my hair.  I think it may be time for a trim though:-)

This question came to me through email.

Can you explain to me what an e-course is? Is it live? What if I have to miss a week?  I think your new course sounds amazing but I have never done an e-course and before I sign up I was hoping you could explain it a little more.

This is a very common question and to help anyone that may have the same question I put together some common e-course questions and answers. I hope this helps.

Frequently Asked Questions

* What is an e-course?

An e-course in an online class. The class is held on a website. There is a private classroom that only people that have registered for the course can access. Before the class begins you will be sent a welcome email with a login and password to access the course. Each Monday (of the five week course) the full week of videos and content will be available. All videos are pre-recorded and you can watch them at your convenience. The videos will be up until the end of February. That will give you over 4 months to watch the videos again and again.


* When will we receive the login and password information to access the course?

All welcome emails will be sent out the night before the course begins. If you do not see your welcome email by the next day please check your spam folder. If it is not in your spam folder than please contact us with your order# and we will get you in the course promptly.

* Am I allowed to share my login and password with friends?

No. We have priced this course very reasonably and we have all worked very hard to give you a beautiful and inspiring course full of content. We would love to have your friends join us the proper way by registering. Thank you for honoring this request. We also promise to respect you by honoring the time and money you have spent for the course by giving you a beautiful finished product.

* What if I miss a week?  Will I be able to catch up?

Yes!  All videos are pre-recorded and available to watch at your convenience.  The course is five weeks long but the videos will remain  up for viewing until the end of February.  That gives you over 4 months to watch everything again and again if you wish.

*Do I need to be at the computer at a certain time to see a lesson?

No.  None of our videos are live.  We will have a live, written Q&A time once a week with one of the instructors.  If you miss this time slot you will still be able to read all the discussions on the website.

*What kind of internet and computer do I need to have to have the most success with the course?

To get the most out of the class you need to have a high speed internet connection and newer computer or mobile device that is equipped to stream video off of the internet.

*Am I able to watch the videos from my ipad?

Yes, our videos are ipad compatible.

*I live outside the United States.  Am I able to sign up?

YES!  We would love to have you.  We have people signed up from all over the world.

I hope that answers a lot of the e-course questions. Please email us at jeanneoliverdesigns@gmail.com if you have more.


Linda asked…

Any chance you could give me your opinion on what to buy…I can finally purchase an SLR (and lenses?)!!

Lucky girl!  It is always a good day when you get to buy a new camera:-)  I went through a few cameras before I bought my last camera.    My best advice is to look at what you can afford.  You want to grow into your camera so maybe spend accordingly.  Don’t buy the bundled package.  Who cares about the camera bag and stock lens etc.  Buy the camera body you want and then buy a few lenses to go with it.  I think a good lens will get you far.  I think everyone should have a wide angled lens and then a prime lens like a 50mm.  Another good tip is to try different lenses out.  Go to a local camera store and really play with them and see which ones best suit you and your needs.

My camera now is a Canon 5D Mark ii

My three main lenses:

Canon 50mm 1.4

Canon 24-105 mm

Canon Macro Lens 100mm 2.8

Please keep in mind that I take photos as part of my business but I do not even need this high quality of a camera.  This was an extravagant gift by my husband.

When I opened it I cried and then insisted we return it because we couldn’t afford it.

I am now very glad he wouldn’t let me take it back:-)

If I could get one more lens I would get the Canon 24-70mm…but who am I kidding….that is not happening anytime soon:-)

That is the last question for this time.

Please keep your questions coming.

You can leave them for me on Facebook or email me at jeanneoliverdesigns@gmail.com


I wanted to let you know that you only have FOUR MORE DAYS to get the early registration price for our new e-course!

Creatively Made Home will be all about how to create a home that reflects your heart in everyday living!

The women that I have asked to be a part of the course are phenomenal!

We are already editing video content and you are going to be blown away at what they are sharing and showing!

This course will be coming out after the kids are back in school and in time for you to implement so much inspiration before the holidays.

And did I mention there are over 50+ project videos!  That is just the start of the content of this course!

I believe it will change how you love your home, your family and your guests.

Sign up HERE.

Early registration price is $48

After August 6 it will go to $58.

You can read all about the course HERE.

I hope you all have an amazing weekend!

Make sure you check out the new collection and comment for the $500 giveaway package!


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It Is Here {Come and take a peek}

We are so excited to show you our new collection.


It is full of so many things we love!

The whole line is a nod to vintage.

Almost all of the purses were made from vintage fabrics and we couldn’t be happier about it.

It is a treat to offer you such beautiful and different handbags, totes, bags and purses.

Come and take a peek!

We were up all night getting everything listed so I will be taking a nap in just a bit.

(we even have a few more things that will be added within the next few weeks)

Spread the news!

We are giving away a $500 package from our line.

To enter for the giveaway just leave a message on this post telling us what your favorite item is.

If you want more chances to win you can come back each time you do one of the following and be entered for another chance:

* Pin your favorite item to Pinterest

* Facebook about our new line

* Blog about the new goodies

* Tweet about the line

* Come and see our new lookbook and then share it with your friends

Each time you share the news come back here and let us know for more chances to win!

This collection is a limited edition collection.

We usually do runs of 100-200 of each items….this time we did smaller runs because of the vintage fabrics.

If you see something you love I wouldn’t wait too long!

Thank you for allowing me to do what I love!

Thank you for coming back again and again and loving our products, quality and attention to detail.

Here is our newest lookbook.


We will announce the $500 package giveaway winner next Friday!
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Braindump {Yes, I’m at it again}

We are crazy busy over here with the launch of the new e-course and getting ready to launch the new collection on Monday!

And when I said “petite” collection I wasn’t talking about petite people.  I meant smaller.

Like in special and limited:-)

I have been getting many emails very worried about the clothing size:-)

I am going into rooms and forgetting why I even went in there.

I am sitting down at the computer with no idea whatsoever why I sat down.

I may or may not have showered today.

I have been having so much fun doing photo shoots and editing and just plain excited to show you the new things.

We have also been getting new books and curriculum for school and I have been reading this book because the kids will read it this year or I may read it aloud to them at night.

I really liked and agreed with this post by Edie at Life in Grace.

I don’t care if you read the book she is talking about.

I just think we should be choosy what we read, what movies we watch….because we only have so much extra time and there are SOOOO many goods choices.

I am that mom that wants my children to read good books before they see the movie.

Are you?

Jack is currently reading this because he wants to see the movie.

I had the most beautiful curls EVER yesterday because I used this for the first time.

It made my hair so soft and the curls were beachy and pretty all day.

Are you even still with me?

Yesterday I sat down with Maddy and we went through this catalog and dogeared almost every page.

I love these clothes and lucky for me so does Maddy.

We wish we could order everything but at least a few dresses will be ordered.

I am getting sooooo giddy to go to Paris with Kelly in September and then spend another week here with Tracey.

I promise to bring back boxes and boxes of treasures for the shop.

Jack got his first phone this week and I think he is the oldest of his friends.

It is so cute to see how big it made him feel.

He also has to bet braces tomorrow and that brought some tears on his part and I wanted to cry when I saw the bill:-)

If you love to create art and want to live using your gifts each day you might want to sign up for this.

This is the last week to sign up and it will not be offered again this year.

I also want to remind you that there is still time to help Barb here.

She still has a long way to go to finish the wall.

If you have given or shared about the wall please let me knowhere.

We are giving away $500 of product from our shop (items that were put aside just for you because they are all sold out) to thank you guys for sharing.

One person will be chosen next week.

Are you guys loving Instagram as much as I am?

I love checking in with all my friends all day and seeing the beautiful images from their lives.

You can find me by searching for Jeanneoliver.

Also remember that we are offering an early registration price for Creatively Made Home 🙂  This course is going to blow you away.

OK, I think that is it because I need to pack up for my last photo shoot.

I will see you on Monday with the new collection!


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You can ask your questions on this post.

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