Friday, February 22, 2013

Vintage Look Alike First Aid Box Giveaway From Howards Storage World


Hello Beach Dwellers

I'm ashamed to say it, but this gorgeous reproduction vintagesque first aid box has been sitting on my desk since December.  The lovely Gillian from Howards Storage World, sent it over and I planned to do a story on packing a first aide box for Summer, but the state of my first aide cupboard was revolting and I just couldn't go there unless it was an emergency.


Have a look for yourself.  Actually I did go there everyday for a few seconds for deodorant (note the three half used bottles.......embarrassing) and sunscreen, but the thought of organising it, did not appeal at all.



What a mess.  I love a tidy house, but I usually, achieve this by cupboard shoving.


So the other day, I bit the bullet and did it.  I hauled the washing basket in front of the 2 shelves above the broom cupboard I use to put the toiletries, medicine bottles and some old videos I can't bare to part with.  Just as an aside, this is where I stored stuff I didn't want the babies to get at when they were toddling and it has just never made it back into the bathroom vanity.  That my friends, is full of towels.


 I tossed and shortened up and got a lot of the smaller bottles in to the new box.  I love the way you can lift the top bit off (it has an inbuilt handle).  If you needed to attend your patient in the back yard, you could  carry that bit out there on its own. So in here I put band aides, creams, saline solution and sterile wipes, nail scissors and tweezers.  It's kind of like a little mobile dressing station I guess.


The bottom compartment is where I stored bandages, syringes and a thermometer and some of the smaller bottles like tea tree and eucalyptus oil.


And here's how the cupboard looked after my little clean up.  Well ultimately this is what it will look like, because right now, I think this box is just too cute to hide in a cupboard, so she is sitting pretty in my bathroom.


If you would like the chance to win your own first aide box from Howards Storage World, here's what you need to do.

Follow Desire Empire on one or more of the following platforms:
Google Friends Connect (over in my side bar)
Instagram @desireempire

Leave a  separate comment for each follow, even if you have for some time.

Sharing this to each of your social media platforms will constitute another entry.  Leave me a separate comment for each share.  

And good luck

Giveaway Terms and Conditions
You MUST enter the giveaway on this BLOG by leaving a comment here. You do not need to have a Blogger account.  Just sign in as anonymous and leave an email address.
This competition is open to entrants living in Australia only.
This competition is open from now until 1 March 2013 12pm Australian EST.
The winner will be announced on this blog, Face Book and Twitter and I will contact you, as long as you have left a valid means.  The winner will have 7 days to respond, otherwise the prize will be redrawn.

This giveaway is now closed. The winner is Kara Beal.  Please contact me Kara, within 7 days to avoid a redraw.  Thanks to everyone for joining in.

I was not paid to run this giveaway.  I was given this lovely box to keep.

Today I am linked up here

153 comments :

  1. Beautiful addition to any bathroom. Kayejg.

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  2. I think it's gorgeous.
    I need to get organised too ;O)
    T xx

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  3. My cupboards are shameful Carolyn. Half-used three year old bottle multiply under my roof.
    I *am* pretty good with my first aid kit though. We go on a few remote holidays, and a friend once told me "better looking at it than looking for it". So I'm the epitome of preparedness when it comes to first aid (if nothing else!).

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  4. Such a sweet box! I just followed you on Pinterest :)

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  5. Such a cute box! I just followed you on pinterest

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  7. And facebook!

    I'm about to move out into my first apartment and it's beautiful pieces like this that will make my first home not feel like an Ikea catalogue (only not nearly as tidy...)

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  8. I love it when they make everyday necessary items pretty. Kylie x

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  9. Wonderful box. Wish I could be part of the giveaway.

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  10. Please enter me! I follow you on GFC

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  11. Please enter me! I follow you on facebook.

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  12. Please enter me! I follow you on twitter (@fengari1)

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  13. Please enter me! I follow you on Google+

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  14. Love it, love it, want!! I have my stuff in a daggy old plastic box. Oh dear... and it needs a major overhaul. I have been meaning to put a first aid kit in the car for 15 years at least. One day!!

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  15. I follow with GFC (GFC name kookla123)

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  16. I follow you on FB (FB name Michelle Vamvas)

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  17. I follow you on Instagram (Instagram name kookla123)

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  18. I follow on twitter (twittername queenofcomps)

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  19. And finally, on Pinterest too (Michelle Vamvas)

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  20. Yes is awesome - I have soo many messy cupboards I need about 36 of these tins! I especially love the red flowers - my fav colour x

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  21. I love this storage idea. Unfortunately my cupboard looks even worse than yours. This would be a huge help. I have been following you for a while.

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  22. Now following you on Pinterest. I love all of your boards.

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  23. It's so pretty and cute! Thanks for the giveaway :) I follow by GFC as JessS.

    jessicamariesutton(at)msn(dot)com

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  24. Oh how gorgeous!! I'm psyching myself up to tackle my pantry this weekend as a part od my final nesting phase and this would make a lovely little addition :)

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  25. PS also follow on facebook and twitter x

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  26. I follow you on twitter (karlene75)

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  27. Oh gorgeous! What a beautiful little box and so practical that my husband wouldn't mind it if we had it in the house! :)

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  28. yep that look like my medicine cupboard.and since i have got sick my dressing tables all 4 drawers are now a medicine cupbard as well(no joking it is so full of bandages and bits)-love dee x

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  29. It's such a cute little box that's practical yet dainty
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  30. I already follow you on FB! Love the beautiful box!

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  31. Gorgeous. Following on facebook

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  32. It's always such a great feeling when that task you've been putting off for so long, finally gets done. What a great little box and yes, it's too gorgeous to stash away in a cupboard. You're perfectly poised now for that medical emergency xx

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  33. it's such a cute little box/organizer, you can actually put it anywhere in your home and still be decorative

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  34. Following on facebook x

    sqiggles83@hotmail.com

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  35. Love the first aid box. I followed you on GFC

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  36. Liked you on face book under Kara Beal :)

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  37. Like on FB,under karina wong

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  38. follow on twitter, charsiewbao77

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  39. Follow on Pinterest, charsiewbao77

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  40. this is fantastic, thanks for a chance :)
    foolowing on facebook

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  41. following on istagram as suzieblonde

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  42. following on pinterest as kerry santillo

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  43. Hi Carolyn!!!

    I love the shape of this first aid kit!!! I live in Canada and I'm going to look for one here or in the states this year. Do you know if the company only makes them there in Australia?

    We have 2 diabetics in my house and I would love to get one this size, then, again maybe I could make it into a project.

    Thanks for showing me/us this!!!!!

    Pam

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    1. Hi Pam
      not sure if they are sold outside Australia. perhaps click on thre tlink to Howard's in the post and email them
      carolyn

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  44. Will you come and style it if I win it? :-)

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  45. This would come in very handy in our house :)
    Following via GFC as Di from Max The Unicorn
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  46. Already a Facebook fan (Dianne Childs)
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  47. I would absolutely LOVE to win this prize! I'm a French girl living in Sydney and I absolutely love the vintage look of this box. It reminds me of backhome, at my nan's place in provence. I found you through my friend Seana Smith and I now follow you on Twitter.

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  48. That is a gorgeous medicine box! If I had one it would sure be incentive to clean out (and I mean ruthlessy cleanout)the cupboard that is currently struggling to hold the used, unused, required and why do we even have that items.

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  49. My email is:
    madmummassweetrandoms@gmail.com
    (just incase) :D

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  50. Oooohhh what a perfect birthday present that would make - my birthday is the 1st of March! LOL I thought I was already a follower here but it just let me follow you so not sure what's going on there. xx

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  51. shared your link on my facebook page:) xx

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  52. I follow on Twitter (@makeupurmind11)

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  53. Shared on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/jessiehayy/posts/189162567874131

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  54. I tweeted https://mobile.twitter.com/makeupurmind11/status/305445414537146368?p=p

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  55. I +1'd this post https://plus.google.com/116128303348918614055/posts#115191681710678928708/posts/85prc8LByz4

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  56. And pinned on Pinterest http://pinterest.com/pin/278660295665632535/

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  57. I love the box and the way you've styled it. You are right it's too pretty to put in the cupboard.

    Maz
    PS I follow on Face book

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  58. Obviously I'm not able to participate because I don't live in Australia, but I just had to leave a comment anyway, because that tin is just so cute!

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  59. Following you on Facebook - Love this gorgeous & practical First aide box!

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  60. I would love to win it! I'm following you on Facebook.

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  61. I like you on facebook

    Kim maree
    galwayst@hotmail.com

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  62. I like you on twitter too

    Kim maree
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  63. I am following you on twitter.

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  64. I like you on FaceBook too.

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  65. I am following on Instagram.

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  66. I could fit so much in this cute little box and it would be easy to spot too.

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  67. I have shared on facebook also.

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  68. i Follow Desire Empire on Google Friends Connect

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  72. i have shared on twitter
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  73. i have shared on facebook
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  74. i have posted on blogger
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  75. i have pinned on pinrest
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  78. i just love this tin i have the laundry powder and the cake tea biscuits and bread tins i didnt know about this now im in love with this tin and how good it would look in my garden

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  79. I'm a cupboard shover too.....

    Would love that tin!!

    T

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  80. Google Friends Connect - Angie Boylan

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  81. Following on google+

    I have to say that I love this first aid kit. I love the style and have a peg bucket in this style.

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  82. I follow Desire Empire on Google Friends Connect

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  84. I follow Desire Empire on Twitter - AngBoy74

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  88. shared on FB http://www.facebook.com/angie.boylan.3/posts/454458701289754

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  89. tweeted https://twitter.com/AngBoy74/status/305933447027900416

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  90. How perfect, shape,size and practicality, First Aid in a retro way, luuuuuurve to win it. Luv Neen :)

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  91. Fantastic giveaway!
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  93. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/AmberBoyce3/status/306000326635421696


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  94. Having just done a refresher First Aid course this is PERFECT, LUUUUURVE to put it to use. Neen :)

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  95. liked on facebook

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  96. This tin is lovely! It would look great in my laundry!

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  97. Following your pinterest page. I wish I could figure out how to find/follow people on Instagram. :/

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  98. Following on Pinterest SarahArmstron14

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  99. I'm following you on Facebook. Hope I win!

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  100. Following on Pinterest too, yay!

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  101. And finally, following on Google+ / added you in my circle!

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  102. Also shared link on Facebook & tagged Desire Empire! schneko@gmail.com thank you!

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