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May282013

The New England Trading Company, LTD. Sea Bags Giveaway

Large blue Star Sea Bags Tote

There are just some things that go together. When I think of New England, I think of beautiful countryside, towering mountains, small towns and big cities, and most of all--our beautiful coastline. It’s one of my favorite places to be!

A drive along our picturesque coastline will reveal many small bays and coves that are full of sailboats, docked and patiently waiting to hit the open sea. Large ones, small ones--even tiny ones! I don’t sail, but if I did--I’m living in one of the best places to do it.

Sailing on the NH Coastline

Thanks to the New England Trading Company, Ltd., I can get my sailing fix (sort of) in a gorgeous tote bag made from reclaimed and recycled sails! They travel the back roads and byways in New England in search of truly unique and beautiful pieces handcrafted by local artisans and showcase them on their site so anyone, anywhere can enjoy them. You can read the full back story here on the site. It was founded in Waterford, Vermont in 2009 by native New Englander Karen Mayo, and is a 2012 Winner of StartupNation Leading Moms in Business Competition. How great is that?

The New England Trading Company. Ltd.

I have been trying out a beautiful tote bag from Sea Bags for the last couple of weeks, and I’m sold! Like I said, they’re made from recycled sails, and they’re pretty much indestructible. They’re super durable and of course, water resistant--they’re made from sails!

Large Blue Star Sea Bags Tote

The one I’ve been using is the Large Blue Star Sea Bags Tote, and it’s a monster! It measures in at 24 inches at the top of the bag (end to end), 18 inches across the bottom, 14 inches tall, and expands to about 20 inches wide from front to back. This bag is so big, that for the photos I took of it, I had to add a very thick throw blanket and a large bath towel in the bottom just to “prop up” my props!

Large Blue Star Sea Bags Tote

The bag also has braided rope handles for a nice comfy feel when you carry it. You can imagine how easy it is to clean, too. You can spot clean or machine wash, and hang it or lay flat to dry. Easy! Carrying a lot? This one’s for you! Big family with lots of stuff? You need this bag. Lots of weekend getaways? This one’s got your name on it! It’s handmade at Sea Bags in Portland Maine, right on the waterfront. You can feel good about it because it’s recycled! You may have seen these mentioned in Real Simple, Martha Stewart, Coastal Living, and Vanity Fair, as well!

Giveaway!

I also have the same bag to give away to one of you lucky readers! The New England Trading Company, Ltd. has been very generous and has provided me with an additional Large Blue Star Sea Bag for a giveaway. It’s a $150.00 retail value. Use the easy widget below for your entries. NOTE! You’ll receive the bag only, not the items photographed in the bag.

Giveaway ends June 5th, 2013 - US shipping only. A huge thanks to The New England Trading Company for reaching out to me and sponsoring this giveaway!

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Large Blue Star Sea Bags Tote

 

Disclaimer: I received the Sea Bags Tote at no charge, and my opinions in this post are my own, and not a paid sponsor.

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Reader Comments (41)

Just visited the site and I love the sea glass mobil and the se bubbles pictures, those are definitely going on my "love to have" list!

Going to explore the site more - but the anchor tote - I love anchors -- weird I know!

May 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJenny Hartin

Besides the tote, I LOVE the sea stone wine glasses! Very elegant for enjoying a nice glass of wine at the end of the day!

May 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Absolutely love the seashell and sea glass treasure box!

May 28, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjolene martinelli

The white ribbed cotton blanket is to die for!

May 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda Bryant

The Lobster rope baskets

May 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGigi

LOVE the sea bubbles pitcher and glasses, the lobster rope doormats, and so much more!

May 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTammy

I'd like to have one of the journals: Theca Leather Journal. Thank you!

May 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRust

Loved the whiskey stones, never heard of this before

May 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterlibby

They have many cute things. I would love to have the Best of Maine Gift Basket! :)

amy [at] utry [dot] it

May 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteramy tong

Whiskey stones!

May 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLara

I collect moose and there is a moose lamp on the site with my name all over it!

May 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterElin

there are so many things to choose from! but the instant spa gift set looks pretty cool!

May 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterwhat katie's baking

I liked the Lobster rope baskets.

May 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKambrea

The Cane-fetti Pitcher & Tumbler Gift Set will make a nice gift!

May 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermrsshukra

I would like the pink lobster doormat

May 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRust

would love to try the Summer cocktail soy candle!

May 30, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbeth titus

Love the lobster rope baskets and the handblown glass items. Thanks for the giveaway.

May 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKat

I love the Seawicks candles, especially Beach Girl - I may have to order one. And that tote looks gorgeous! Thank you for sharing this site!

May 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAshleigh

I know what you mean about the countryside of New England. Your blog is one of the ones I read. Thank you for the giveaway.
Trina

May 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTrina Miller

Thank you, Trina!

May 30, 2013 | Registered CommenterElle

I like the Large Blue Crab Sea Bags Tote

May 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRust

I would love a healing stone mug!

May 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSondra Albus

Heart Shaped Cheese Board & Spreader is so cute!

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbeth titus

The Black Walnut American Wood Bowl is lovely!

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermrsshukra

The Reclaimed New England Hardwood Chopping Board is really nice!

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRust

I like the nautical beach bracelet.

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersan wal

Love the cotton ribbed blanket. Thanks!

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTerri Hughes

I really like the Table Lamp with Handmade Paper Shade

June 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMonica

I would love to own the Brahms Mount 100% Linen Body Towel

June 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRust

The Deep Bowls, hand thrown and hand painted pottery, made in Maine, Deep Bowl, Hand Thrown Pottery is lovely!

June 1, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermrsshukra

I like the Recycled Lobster Rope Doormats.

June 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterVera K

What an awesome bag!! As a native New Englander, I can totally get behind these :)

June 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSues

It's hard to choose just one item! I've actually been a fan of Sea Bags for more than a year on FB and have really been wanting to get myself one but the funds haven't been there for it... :(

June 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaren N

Love the Lobster Rope Doormats. I have been eyeing those for a while. Also like the coasters made from NH granite.

June 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSeana_C

The Personalized Initial Candle is nice!

June 3, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermrsshukra

Love the recycled bags and the poppy bowls!

June 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPam McCurdy

I love the large Navy anchor bag!

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBre

As a Maine island girl from a long-time lobstering family, I would say that this site is tops. I love anything that supports my home and the local industries! So obviously I would love the lobster rope doormat, and the on the rocks granite drink chillers look awesome as well. I love the sail bags, I borrow my cousin's a lot but don't have my own! They are VERY durable, a plus when carrying things on a boat ride commute!
(PS if you ever want to think about expanding your product line, I know of several similar Maine products, some with local popularity...) Thanks!

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBillie

The recycled lobster rope doormat is nice!

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermrsshukra

I would love the The Maine Blanket 100% Wool Throw.

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRust

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