giveaway time!

*UPDATE: we have a winner! this giveaway is now closed.*

time for a giveaway! why? because it’s my birthday! :)

actually, our holiday displays have gone up in our stores and the fall displays have come down so we want to give away one of these  pretty fabric covered urns! the vases were cast in india and covered with fabric from antique indian quilts and turbans, and decorated with beaded tassels.  we have some in our lobby and they look awesome – this would be a great decorative piece for your home!

all you have to do is leave a comment below and we will select the winner at random on friday morning! be sure to leave your email address so we can contact you if you win. good luck!



*p.s. those of you who missed it, check out our DIY to make something similar to these!


  1. This is incredible! I am currently living in Milan for the year and love to give my mother back in Canada a very special Christmas present! She spent a year traveling in India and our house is full of Indian rugs, curry and chai tea- it would be perfect!!!

  2. This is just how my house is decorated and i would love to have this wonderfully unique piece from my favorite clothing line to add to my decorations. I LOVE IT!

  3. ah! i have wanted one of these since i saw the pictures of the store displays!
    it would look great beside the plexi glass art i did from one of the diy/store displays :)

  4. OOOHHH!!Love it! so pretty!I just moved to a new apartment and i´d love to add this to the entrance:). I love the beaded tassels! are they peruvian?

  5. Devon from “devalev”
    i’ll be honest….i don’t have a great spot for this, but i think it would look beautiful in an art studio, a cupcake store, or my room! (if i had more space lol, too many clothes! damn you free people, ahahhahahah jk jk)

  6. this would look splendid with my collages of photos from my trip to india in may and heaps of prayer flags strung across my walls.

  7. I’ve always been so obsessed with free people store decor, and I’ve always wished that FP sold furniture. Hope I win!!

  8. I absolutely LOVE the tassels on this! I adore anything from India, I think the culture there is so beautiful. I love how this is made of recycled materials also! Im a big green/eco friendly person so this is a big bonus for me! Absolutely beautiful. Congrats to whoever wins, & Thank you Free People for such an amazing opportunity to own such an amazing item!! <3 <3 <3

  9. Omg last time i was in the store I asked if they were going to sell them eventually and they said they weren’t sure! Lucky day! xxxx

  10. Happy birthday! i hope you’d randomly pick me, since i’ve never won anything this beautiful. and would love to display this in my room


    what if you found yourself losing your pace when wondering around, you fall in love with it.

  12. Free People: Free spirit, like a wild bird flying in the sky. A brain so full of ideas, that no one can stop it. Paired with talented hands, so crafty it makes every idea into a master piece. A body full of life and open to life’s adventure. Free People, when every idea comes to a creation, which leads to a beautiful, admiring masterpiece.

    This, is why I AM FREE PEOPLE.. and this is why this vase, belongs to me x: ]

    kiss kiss~ Kimico

  13. Happy birthday!!! i absolutely love fp’s quilted furniture. this urn is just amazing! makes me want to wrap and quilt everything in sight!

  14. Beautiful piece that I would love forever. It would most likely end up being my favorite posession… Other than the cat, Simi Cat, of course :) Best birthday wishes!

  15. this is amazing being a free people is something I have with in my soul the things design and love that is showed at free people stores and face book web pages is my lift up in life knowing others love the beauty of expression of true inner self is my happy time thanks for all you do and give ,share have a BIRTHDAY full of lots of great times and loads of fun sweetness to day and always

  16. i love creating something out of nothing. anything old can become new, beautiful and full of life! i appreciate just looking at it, it should be in an art museum where everyone can enjoy it! now i need to create something..thanks for the inspiration!

  17. Love it! I can think of so many places that it would fit in our eclectically decorated home! Oh, and cheers to another happy year, Julia!

  18. Two weeks ago, I attempted to make a few of these, after watching the lantern piece of the blog. Thanks for all the daily, creative expression and ideas. I am attempting to do the project with my classroom as Christmas presents. We will see!

  19. happy birthday, julia! i hope you have a fantastic day. what a sweet gesture of giving something away on your birthday instead of receiving. someone will be very lucky.

    happy day!


  20. This vase is beyond beautiful, like an accumulation of dreams. It is sure to complement any room with all of its glory.

  21. I am currently redoing my room and i am basically using free people’s style for insuration for the whole thing.This would be the perfect addition to add to my room! I am absolutely in love with the color of the materials and the fact that it is made up of recycled materials makes it that much better.I feel like this is a one of a kind piece and if I had this I know everyone would be jealous :)

  22. ahhh, this would go perfectly in my room! looks like I’ll be procrastinating with some DIY soon :)I love Free People, you guys have been my favourite brand for the last 5 years! Still wearing the first Free People dresses I got when I was 15

  23. Can you please pick me this time? :3333 The color combination is stunning! Pleeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaassssse :3333333333333333333333333

  24. This piece is absolutely amazing. I love Free People and their style cause it defines me in so many ways. I’m going to be going away to college soon and this would look incredible in my dorm room. It would make a great standing piece to collect. Hopefull <3

  25. I absolutely Love Free People and everything that your company stands for….it absolutely is a breath of fresh air…

  26. happy birthday :) this is beautiful! my sister came back from India a couple months ago, and she loves it there. she almost didn’t want to come back!

  27. These are my favorite! I love these urns! I love to go into the local free people store just to see how its decorated, to get inspiration for my home. I have always secretly wished that Free People would sell furniture and decor.

  28. Your staff on Wednesday evening was THE BEST!!!! I had so much fun putting together outfits for my photo shoot. The vase is stunning! I’d love it for my boudoir!

  29. hello hello! I read your blog everyday, truly inspiring. I went to Istanbul recently and saw planty of beautiful freeeee people things but they were so expensive!! Would love this lovely piece to make my room more homey.

    ~~ Denisse

  30. I can’t tell you how much I’ve enjoyed your blog. I also can’t believe how long it took me to discover it! It’s like a FP catalog come to life (aka a girl’s dream come true!) and provides a much needed dose of beauty and peace in my day. Thank you!

  31. I made two interpretations of these from the tutorial that was posted. I would love to have an authentic one to put next to the replicas I made :)

    Thanks for always inspiring me to be crafty & creative. Free People brings out the best creative me I know how to be!

  32. The fabric and beaded flowers around the neck are my favorite part of this piece.. but I do say the thickly stitched pink fabric is a favorite as well

  33. Dear free people, you guys are artists, and I’m completely obsessed with all of your stuff. (especially this indian vase) <3

  34. Happy Birthday! And what a beautiful urn. I would definitely display it with pride if I were to win. I may pass it on to a deserving little girl! Thanks for the opportunity.

  35. Oh my goodness this is such an amazing piece. My boyfriend is from India and is taking me next spring to visit/meet his family. This would be perfect for my new/first apartment in SF! Such a great accent to start decorating my new apartment with. Plus my boyfriends family would adore me even more! :)

  36. love love love this !
    I’m obsessed with all things free people. Not only the clothes but the displays, stores, blog, catalog photography etc.

  37. these are absolutely amazing :) I lived in China for a while along with other “expacters” of all nationalities- several of them being Indian- i always loved their decor and loved shopping with them to find this kind of stuff in the Chinese markets!

  38. Love it! Pink is my favorite color and the fabric and tassels are gorgeous! Would make for a beautiful piece in my room or anywhere!

  39. ******************
    I tell myself….Ohhh, I know…if I am meant to have this beautiful vase, to bring light and love into my Detroit apartment….it will come to me…I am going to try and use the Laws of Attraction to…well…attract it to MEEEEEEE. <3
    I read your blog every day, and can say it has changed my life in manys ways, but all for the better. More then a blog, or fashion line…but a lifestyle!! BIG HUGS to you all at Free People!!!! XOXOXO


  40. love the free people store decorations! the display team always does a wonderful job in creating such beautiful store designs. i’m always so impressed! my dream is to one be able to decorate my home with all the wonderful inspirations i get from free people! ;)

  41. I absolutely love the decorations that fp displays in stores – so unique and beautiful! I would feel so lucky to have this piece as my very own!!

  42. Hi!
    Would you be willing to send one of them to London? It would really lighten up my tiny flat. It could live by the window so it could see the view and all the lights from the skyscrapers at night. And I would call it Lumiere!

    And happy birthday!!!

  43. happy birthdayyyy! absolutely gorgeous urn, it’s definetly one of a kind and whoever ends up with it will be very lucky! :)

  44. Happy Birfday!
    Incredible Piece of work, and would Love to place it in my dorm room in Vermont!
    Namaste ॐ

  45. Dear beautiful pink urn,
    You would look perfect in my house.
    I would put you in the room with the goose,
    Right next to the couch.
    Oh pretty pink urn
    How i long for your urnesty,
    and your sassy rope tassels,
    that cover your modesty.
    If i were your owner,
    I would treat you like a princess,
    I would rock you in the night,
    and you could play with your brother, chest.
    Oh lovely pink urn,
    you have such wonderful taste,
    i yearn for your company,
    and pray one day we can meet face to face.

  46. firstly, happy flippin birthday! secondly, how generous to give something away even though it is your birthday! this is beeeeeautiful, love the quilt it’s wrapped in, and the tassled wrap around! something so unique would look amazing in anyones home i am sure. thanks for the opportunity guys! BIG love x

  47. I have been in to decorating lately and my inspirations have been worldy and colorful pieces. I adore these tassles around the vase. I would absolutely love to add this piece to my colorful collection! Happy birthday!!!!

  48. I love this! We don’t have any stores around where I live so it would be great to have a piece of the beautiful atmosphere I have seen in the photos! I could have a little bit of Free People where I live now!

  49. happy birthday!! hope you have a wonderful blessed day:) and of course i am OBSESSED with free people! i was so happy to get selected for fp me for the month of october! such a great honor!

  50. This pot is beautiful! I love this blog it is so inspirational and beautiful all the time! Whenever I am feeling down I go on this website am instantly feeling better. Keep up the awesome job! Happy birthday as well! :)

  51. these urns are so gorgeous! i love the detail! i think my favorite part is how recycled they are! not only have the quilts and turbans used to decorate them been repurposed, you guys are “recycling” further by giving them away after they have been fall displays! so awesome!

  52. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!! I’m sure you’ll be breaking it down, down, down in serious FP style tonight! Enjoy!
    Oh, and may I pretty pretty please have this pretty pretty vase?!! I promise I’ll be so good to it!! It’ll bring the whole room together! I lOVE!!! And we will live happily ever after…. :) thank you!

  53. happy birthday julia! i love reading the blog everyday! hopefully i’ll win this urn so i can have a little of fp in my own digs ;)

  54. Happy Birthday! and this is beautiful and unique! I love it! It would look great in my room or even my living room. It would look great anywhere!

  55. Love this…it is so beautiful and creative! I just got a new apartment and this is perfect for my room!

  56. I love, love, love this! and everything Free People does! I am a huge fan! Thanks as always for the inspiration!

    xoxoxo <3 <3 <3

  57. What an awesome urn! I love the contrast of the simple shapes to the unique and varied sari fabrics used to cover them. What an innovative and stylish idea! I would love to have one to add a wild splash of color and variety to my apartment.

  58. Three years ago one of my favorite co workers kept telling me how much she loved my Free People knitted scarf…well when she was transferred…i gave it to her..because i knew that she would love it and take care and cherish it as i did…but here ..three years later…i am still thinking about and missing my scarf. :o)

  59. Gorgeous, fun and it’s a bonus that my favorite color is pink! So, my cute little (although not fully furnished) duplex needs one!

  60. These urns would be gorgeous at my sister’s baby shower. Perhaps a gift from wee people would complement them as well. A festive decoration for such a joyous occasion. And in India, baby showers are a sacred event for only women to attend. In a way, the urns are a metaphor for life; they bring joy and remain steadfast yet are used as a final resting place as well.
    Cheers, thanks for all the great ideas.

  61. Hi

    My name is Emma Jane and I live in a small village called Titchfiled, in Hampshire, on the south coast of England.

    My cottage is 200 years old, and far,far away from the home of free people. 100 years ago an ancestor lived here before me, she lived by catching Oysters,cockles and mussels on the coast, and selling them in the village. When planting my vegetables and lavender in the garden I often fined old oyster shells, and Ive begun to make my very own childhood rhyme come true…mary,mary quit contrary.

    I fill my cottage with trinkets of my travels…… japanese obi belt silk, from my time in tokyo, working for a japanese brand. Turkish tea making silver, from factory visits in Istanbul. lotus flower pods from China & HK sourcing trips. Spices from crete, marble status from egypt.

    Treasured memories….. my grandfathers butterfly collection, my grandmothers sewing table and throws from my old aunt.

    Free people is one of the companies I discovered during my time in the world of branded fashion, and it has become one of my treasures. My very own secret world of contrariness. like alice through the looking glass Free people has opened my mind to a world of fair trade and awareness and conscious choice.A world where contrariness works.

    A world I now introduce to the students that I teach….. this vase would become one of the treasure in my heart and house, and would be a symbol of the new part of my adventure in life….. it would be very much loved in a cottage , by the sea, far far away from the free people home.


  62. I just came back from India! I love pieces like this! Absolutely Beautiful… I was backpacking so I couldn’t bring anything home that was this big!

  63. happy birthday! i spent all weekend exploring your DIYs and taking on a couple of them myself… this is gorgeous.

  64. happy birthday julia!! it’s a warm sunny day in milwaukee, wi and i hope you are having a lovely sunny day too!!!

  65. All of your fabric is so beautiful and full of life!! I love everything you create! Happy birthday!! Hope you had a fantastic day :)

  66. O! this would look great the new house i’m moving into with my friends. As of now we have a couple beds and a futon. We are in major need of some color (and help!).
    Happy birthday

  67. Happy Birthday Julia!! Today is also my little sister’s birthday and HER name is Julia. I think its a sign that I should get this gorgeous vase for my cozy little apartment, definitely in need of some culture…and pink! I check fp blog all the time for inspiration, how-to’s and to get my fix of quirky fun. hope your day is amazing!

  68. It’s just beautiful, imperfectly beautiful. Who wouldn’t adore having this creation nestled in sync with their abode. Merry Day of Birth!

  69. I would love love love to be able to win this! Thank you first of all for not just tossing something as beautiful as this aside just because the fall decorations needed to go! I think it’s so great that yall re-use and also give the opportunity to us fans to be able to collect something as amazing as this beautiful urn! I would feel so honored if I could be chosen out of the many many fans that have already left comments! I am in the process of moving to a new home, my first home actually, woohoo! I just think this would be so perfect for the guest room/office! I need continuous inspiration! I am an art teacher as well as artist and love to continually explore other cultures art and this is just too beautiful to not put a comment on here for! Thank you for the opportunity! AC

  70. Ode to a Free People Urn:
    Thy shapely form is pure delight
    Patched with colors clear and bright
    Beads and thread lend a sense of fun
    You would warm the home of anyone

    Happy birthday, Julia!

  71. I love you guys so much! Happy birthday Julia! If I ever win the lottery for sure I’m hiring the decorators for Free People to come over and decorate my flat! It would be amazing! Congrats to the winner!

  72. I saw these at the store past weekend. haha very beautiful. My boyfriend thought it was interesting. ^^ Tassels are very appealing as well!

  73. Hi so ok omg I’m sooo in ABSOLUTE LOVEE WITH THISS!! I’m soo obsessed with free people it’s crazy lol I’m in your stores at least once a week to the point that I have to sneak in bags of new clothes because my dad gets so
    Mad at me! But anyway I’m 17 and me and my dad are living together in an unfinished, under-construction house because of this huge nasty divorce that has been going on for way too long but anyway my father finally let me design my room the way I want too and of course it looks like a free people store! I’m soooo excited to see it when it’s done! And I would be so grateful to have such a beautiful piece of artwork directly from you guys! I’ve been working so hard this year on my artwork to try and get into NYU and this would be an amazing thing I would be so excited but whoever gets this is gunna be so lucky, goodluck to all!

  74. These are absolutely gorgeous and so fun. They would be great for my elementary classroom. I love to keep many different items that I have collected from different cultures to get the creative juices of my students flowing. Free People — You are great, and thank you so much for allowing your blog followers this opportunity! Have a good week :)

  75. Oh, it’s so pretty! Free People has the most lovely, creative ideas. I hope your birthday is wonderful.

  76. my mom just moved into a smaller carriage house that is barely decorated. she’s always asking me to find her pieces for me to bring her. this would be great!

  77. these are so beautiful i have long desired to have one and seeing them in the stores recently made me want one even more. so please, please free people girls let me win it.

  78. i would absolutely love having one of these lovely urns. when i first saw these i thought they were so magical and it would be an absolute dream to own one. ♥

  79. I want to look at this every morning because it would make me smile :)and it will always make me think of you… which will only increase your sales…I think this is a win win here. :) (Jeopardy music)

  80. happy birthday!! this is such a beautiful piece, i know JUST where it would go in my bedroom.
    SO obsessed with FP!

  81. omgoodness! i would love this vase, its beautiful :) just like everythinggggg Free People puts their hands on! I am in love!

  82. I have been living in my current apartment for a year and a half now (a new record for me), and am absolutely in love with it! I do my best to make sure it is full of character, color and plenty of fun and unique pieces. This urn would fit perfectly by my couch (a spot that I have been looking to fill for months now). I know that you are picking the “winner” randomly but a little birdie told me that the urn really wanted to live with me in my apartment, and who are we to dispute that?

  83. Wow I hope this does not sound weird, but i would love to have the urn for my mothers ashes. I don’t have one, and this one is the most beautiful one i have seen. When I saw it, it reminded me of her taste. I love everything about it, especially the unique tassels and would absolutely love love love to have it!

    good luck to everyone!!! :):)

  84. I am going on a record of 19 months in my apartment and absolutely love it! I take great pride and joy in decorating my place with fun, colorful and unique pieces. This urn is the perfect piece for the spot near my couch (that I have been trying to fill for months)! I know that you aren’t picking a “winner,” so I figured I would let you know that a little birdie informed me that this urn really really wants to be a part of my home. Lets be honest… who are we to stand in the way of this urn’s happiness? HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  85. ok sooo omg im in ABSOLUTE LOVEEEE WITH THIS!!!! i have an obsession with free people to the point that I’m in your stores at least once a week and i have to literally sneak bags of clothes into my house so my dad wont yell at me but anyway I’m 17 and my parents are going through a huge messy divorce right now and me and my dad had to move out of my old house and now were living in an unfinished under-construction house and my amazing father felt bad about whats going on so he’s letting me design my own room and the entire house but of course my room is going to look exactly like a free people store! I’m sooooo excitedd!!!!! i can’t wait to see it finished. And I’ve been working on my artwork sooo hard this year to get into NYU(sooo nervous and excited!) but anyway this beautiful piece of art would be perfect in my room and i would be ecstatic to win a contest like this. but anyway happy birthday!! and good luck to everyone! whoever wins this is so lucky! <3freepeople

  86. Never before have I visited a shop as often as Free people. I go here for home and style inspiration and because it see,s like every other day there’s something new to see.
    Thank you free people for creating your shop for women/ladies like myself.

  87. Wow, gorgeous. Since i’m not quite as creative as you free people girls and boys, would love to have this in my place. Although, it’s my first place away from home and first time living with my boy, hope he likes it! If he doesn’t, OH WELL!

  88. ✩♥ free people, you inspire my world! thank you for sharing your beautiful ideas & endless creativity ♥✩ mimi

  89. This is beautiful. Free people is beautiful. I would love for this to go in my room–it would be perfect! I could not love a site or a store more. Thank you for seeing the world as I see it. Live free!

  90. Of course I would love to keep it if I win but truly I would give it to a friend who I get to see about once a year. She is part Indian and has been trying to follow her passions in life, one of them being Bikram Yoga. With both her and her husband being unemployed and with two children it’s been hard for her to find the funds and the time to take the teacher training course. I hope by having this urn in her room it will serve as a beautiful and constant reminder to not give up on her dream!

    Love you Sharon, thanks for always being there for me when I needed you!


  91. wow! these are beautiful! i definitely did the DIY project that FP posted during the summer that is very similar to this give away! I made a few smaller vases for my friends for their birthdays with a bouquet of fresh flowers. they were absolutely gorgeous and i wouldn’t have been able to make them without the FP DIY blogs! These vases would look awesome in my bathroom! the colors and designs are fabuloussssss <3 <3 <3

  92. This urn is lovely! I’m a student working on a portfolio currently, with an emphasis on East Indian influence. I think this would provide a LOT of inspiration :)

  93. I am in love with this.

    “Our wasted oil unprofitably burns,
    Like hidden lamps in old sepulchral urns.”-William Cowper

  94. you folks really know how to get it done! love all the holiday/all year long inspiration you send our way. i check out what’s happening at free people every day. you are not only a part of my closet, but a part of my life as well. thank you! and happy! happy to you!

  95. Happy Birthday!!!! Hope you had an amazing day!!! This is absolutely amazing….would love to have this in my home!!! Any DIY info on how to make the tassels?

  96. I love this! FP always inspires me when it comes to decor and it would be so fun tot have a little piece of it in my house!

    lovechelsealauren at gmail dot com

  97. Great idea! Whenever I’m in Free People I wish I could just bring home all the pillows and other decorations (as well as all the clothes, of course).

  98. love this blog soooo much : D those wednes-DIY posts are my favorite! next to the beautiful clothes, of course…

  99. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!~This vase is totally awesome & I would be stoked to have it in my home giving off the unmistakable COOL FREE PEOPLE VIBE!~it would get along great with my other eclectic decor!! Peace, Love, & FREE PEOPLE~~♥☮♥☮

  100. These are too beautiful! I actually just saw a girl buying one of these in a store the other day- guess she wanted it as much as we all do!

  101. I would absolutely love to give this to my sister for her birthday next week; she’s going to study abroad in India in two weeks and could not be more excited!

  102. I love free people’s creative ideas, clothing, and decoration – I am probably too late but its worth a try!

  103. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! (well a belated one anyone) These vases are phenomenal. They would fit perfectly in my private high school boarding dorm room. My roomie and i are always trying to make our room unique and special so it actually a home away from home. I think a vase would look so legit next to our window, showing our free femenine wildly romantic side. Please pick me, well us! Thannks.


  104. WE SHARE THE SAME BIRTHDAY! I’m honored to share it with such a beautiful blogger-maker. Happy Birthday to (us), yesterday…haha

  105. This is beautiful. It would be a great, eclectic piece in my new house. The fact that it was handmade in India makes it even more special. I would cherish it forever :)

  106. i would truly cherish this piece. it’s beautiful and thoughtful. the details and colors are perfect. it tells a story. this piece would bring joy to anyone. ♥

  107. What I love about the vase is that I have never seen anything like it! It is a decorative piece and so much more. This is a work of art that is sure to inspire with it’s unique beauty :)

  108. love this urn! I have a whole bunch of pussywillow branches that I can’t decide what to do with and this would be perfect! xo

  109. Free People always has that unique style.The clothing, furniture and store displays are awesome, even the way you guys decorate your shindigs.. LOve it!! I’d love to have the beautiful piece in my home.

  110. Im getting ready to decorate my daughters room. she’s 17 and hasn’t had her own room ever,so i would like to give her the room shes wanted before she leaves to college. That would be the perfect piece for her, since she is a huge free people lover.

  111. these patchwork urns festooned and dripping with multicolored beads and shapes perfectly captures the spirit of your beautiful clothing.

  112. Oh my, I’m about to move into my first apartment and I would LOVE to have these vases as part of my decor. It would go so well with all of my other free people decor!

  113. I ABSOLUTELY love these vases, this one is particularly beautiful. Its so intricate, and so free people, the tassels are amazing, the beading and everything. You continue to outdo yourselves free people, “Bravo, Bravo”

  114. sooo super cute… i saw them in the glendale store for sale and i was to tempted to get one and still might :)

  115. they’re selling them in the stores! i was looking into purchasing one, but if i have a chance to win one, it’s worth the try! i LOVE free people, and these little things make it even better!

  116. gosh i hope im not too late to enter this. well anyways, i love the display and your store. keep up with the good work!

  117. ahh free people! you never cease to amaze me with your beauty and charm.
    this would go wonderfully next to my pink couch!

  118. I love these vases! they are so pretty! (although i might be too late for the giveaway?) :( but hopefully not! :)

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