The holiday shopping season is upon us, and to celebrate Minnetonka is kicking off the 2nd Annual Minnetonka Holiday Display Contest! This year we challenge you, Minnetonka retailers from across the United States, to design a display in the spirit of a Winter Wonderland – cozy blankets, touches of snow, twinkle lights – whatever winter means to your store + Minnetonka!
The Grand Prize Winter Wonderland Display will receive slippers for up to 10 of your staff members, treats for an in-store winter holiday party and a special spotlight post on Minnetonka social media channels.
Create a display that reflects the 2013 theme: Winter Wonderland + Minnetonka
Submit two high quality photos of your store’s Minnetonka Winter Wonderland display
All entries must include your store’s name, location and a contact name/phone number
From December 11 – 20 at 4pm CST, Minnetonka will feature different holiday displays on MinnetonkaMoccasin.com and allow Minnetonka fans to vote for their favorite display of the season. (Encourage your store fans to vote!)
The holiday display grand prize winner will be announced on Saturday, December 21.
The Grand Prize Display will receive slippers for up to 10 of your staff members, treats for an in-store winter holiday party and a special spotlight post on Minnetonka social media channels.
Today we are excited to welcome Signe, from the blog SigneRoo, as a guest contributor to the Minnetonka blog!
My name is Signe and I blog over at Signeroo.com. I am so excited to be guest posting on Minnetonka today! Even though I grew up in the South, I was born in Wisconsin and that Northern blood is flowing through my veins. Every year, we would travel up to the Wisconsin Dells and every year we would each get a new pair of Minnetonka moccasins. Which means my love for Minnetonka goes way back to teeny tiny moccasin feet. So when Minnetonka reached out to me, I knew I wanted to do something a little different than the same old outfit photos. And this time, I wanted my husband Chad to be involved. (He’s normally the man behind the camera, and I wanted him to join me in this one!)
When brainstorming this collaboration, I decided I really wanted to embody what it is about Minnetonka that make moccasins a desired staple in every closet. Chad and I live in the cutest little town in Texas, and we just recently purchased an old historic home right off the downtown square. On the weekends, we enjoy strolling downtown for a little date at the bookstore, one of our favorite restaurants, or a little antique shopping. (Of course, there is always a trip to the candy store tucked away in there.) So when I got down to it, I really wanted to capture a day in the life of Chad and I.
To me, Minnetonka moccasins are the perfect “every day, every way” shoe. They can literally be worn anywhere. On a quick stroll through the lovely Fall foliage, on a date downtown, lounging around the house, work, play…you name it! That’s what I love so much about them! So, I hope you enjoy watching this video of “A Date with Minnetonka” as much as we did creating it!
Visit SigneRoo and enter to win one of the styles featured in “A Date with Minnetonka!”
Boot season is officially here! Add a little edge to your pair of Back Zipper Boots with these simple (and cute!) leather attachments created by Liz from Cotton & Curls, studs optional!
Supplies: Minnetonka Back Zipper Boots
Leather or faux leather (mine is faux from the upholstery section)
Needle and thread
Glue (I used fabric mod podge)
Scissors and (optional) exacto knife
Instructions: Step 1. Cut around 3.5 to 5 feet of leather material per shoe about 1/3″ to 3/4″ apart.
Step 2. I had to cut shorter pieces that were about 2 feet long, so I needed to glue (or you can sew) together strips to make 3.5 to 5 feet long. Make 2 strips of 3.5 to 5 foot long piece, one for each shoe.
Step 3. Wrap the strips around your shoes and make it the length you want, leaving enough overlap for the button and the button hole. Sew on a button to one end, and slice a few button holes with scissors or an exacto knife on the other end. Done!
Step 4.Optional: You can add studs to the straps to add a little more edge or character! Do this by puncturing little holes into the strips where the prongs of the studs will go, then push them down on the other side.
Pattern Anthology, comprised of four independent pattern designers, teamed up to create a handcrafted collection of eight children’s patterns perfect for the cooler temps of the season.
Inspired by crisp cool air, warm holiday baking, sparkling lights and cozy winter evenings – the four designers, Melly Sews, Go to Patterns,Shwin & Shwin and See Kate Sew, collaborated for over four months to perfect their children’s patterns ensuring that each pattern complimented the next in order to create the ultimate winter collection.
Visit Pattern Anthology for more details on this handcrafted Winter Wonderland collection and to see how each look was perfectly styled for the season with their favorite pairs of Minnetonka mocs!