Introducing AURA Ceramics + Giveaway {Closed}


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Since 2000, cult Australian homewares brand, AURA by Tracie Ellis, has been creating uninhibited and stylish bed linen, homewares and rugs. Now, they’re stepping things up and introducing a range of statement-making plates, mugs and stacking tapas bowls. Available in 12 graphic prints that are made to be mixed, matched and clashed, AURA Ceramics is my type of tableware!

To share the love and welcome AURA Ceramics into your home, we’re giving away a $200 gift card. To enter, all you have to do is:

  1. Be a Checks and Spots subscriber (if you’re not already!)
  2. Check out the new AURA Ceramics range and leave a comment below sharing what you’d like to spend the gift card on.

Entries close 10 pm Sunday 13 September 2015. Good luck!

Edit: Thank you to everyone who entered. Our winner is Dannielle C. Stay tuned for more giveaways and fun times!

Competition Fine Print:  Competition open to Australian readers only.  This is a game of skill. The winner will be decided by Checks and Spots. Winners announced on Checks and Spots on Tuesday 15 September 2015 and contacted via email. Prize is not transferable. 
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  • georginacollins0

    Oh I love the double dip range and the crosses mugs, what a lovely way to add a modern touch to my kitchen

  • InTheLightOfTheSun

    Whoa. These are amazing! Thanks for the heads up! Love the design of the stacking bowls too. The nio range and the double dip range are my favourites but I love how versatile the whole lot is really!

  • Tarli Glover

    I would ‘mix match and clash’ with the entire ceramic range. I cant pick one design over another so would love one of everything, its all fabulous.

  • I’d love to mix the Nio range in maize with the double dip range in bright yellow. They will add cheerful pops of colour to my day!

  • Lucy Fracassi Robins

    I would love the lattice place mats. The are so colourful.

  • Sonya

    I’d spend it on some lovely colourful crockery because our crockery is old and a bit chipped and it’s embarrassing when people come over.

  • Narelle Rock

    I need a new dinner set for when I start having people over now that the weather is warming up again.

  • Nicola James

    I love the Patch design in purple, perfect for my crazy lifestyle, the china would blend in seamlessly!

  • Kirsten W

    Sleek lines, lustrous colour, cutting-edge good looks. And that’s just me. Who knew there were plates to match! They’re definitely what I would purchase.

  • justinedrake

    Id take any of the crosses! Love it!

  • Tracey Taylor

    My dinner set is an embarrassment and I would truly love to have a dinner set that did not mean chips, glazing and rough edges.

  • Annie

    I’d definitely use the voucher on Nio items. They look great and would match the various decors of different rooms my home.

  • Jacqueline Rodemann

    The Patch range is so bold and vibrant and would look amaaazing in my kitchen!

  • arcticaudrey

    The patch range would be the perfect addition to help liven up my old, bland kitchen – the quickest renovation i’ll ever do!

  • Ashleigh

    Would love to spend a gift voucher to revitalize
    up my kitchen with the gorgeous double dip range, it feels so fresh and new

  • Tess Howard

    While we have been able to get away with calling our mismatched dinnerware ‘Chabby chic’, its becoming a stretch! I’m lusting after that Kami in Black!

  • Melissa Kagie

    The Nio range is lovely, it will bring fun and happiness to any home!

  • Charisse

    There is nothing more loving,
    Than wrapping a towel sheet fully around my children after showering,
    They love the warm hugs with squeals and laughter
    So I would buy up big on Bath Sheets!

  • Pauline

    I’d love the Double Dip Coffee mug in Peppermint/Charcoal….enough to brighten up my kitchen and easy on the eyes first thing in the morning

  • Glenda McDonnell

    I added a few things here, changed a couple there, but in my heart I couldn’t stop thinking something was missing … then Aura cast a whole new light on my decorating …a “Patch” of colour, would brighten my world, I’d spend up on Patch Stacking Coffee Cups and Bowls in Purple” they’re just what I needed 🙂

  • sharron

    love some lovely colourful cheerful plates and cups especially as christmas celebrations with family my house this year

  • Courtney

    Chevron Grande Placemat – in hot pink and the Lattice Placemat – in Neon Lime are so awesome, bright and vibrant. I need them asap and I don’t think i’ll stop there.

  • kookla123

    My sister has been renting a place for a few months with her two beautiful young daughters after fleeing an abusive relationship, and I haven’t gotten around to give her a house-warming gift. So if I won, I would give her the voucher to by some lovely things from Aura. Knowing her taste, I think she would love the double dip pieces in peppermint/charcoal hues.

  • Keith Asher

    My nephew is getting married soon and he would love some of the black and white pieces and I would let my lovely Wife choose something too. All lovely things from Aura.

  • Christina Lungo

    I love the Squares Side Plate

    in Mint and love the Green Squares collection. I would purchase the whole set in this beautiful pattern. Its gorgeous beyond words x

  • Sacha Pech

    I’d buy the entire Squares Mint set (enough for our family) and then the Maison Quilt cover in neutral.

  • snyman

    I would splurge on Neo Maize cups and plates

  • Tamanna Neelam Duggal

    i would love to buy Squares Coffee Mug in Mint and Squares Stacking Bowl in Mint

  • Laura Scriven

    I love the Double Dip Side Plate in Bright Yellow/Graphite,
    Against my yellow dining feature wall it’d be a hit!

  • Kelly Zander

    I would love to spend my voucher on the double dip coffee mugs and lattice apron. Love Love Love

  • Lndeang

    A colorful selection of plates, as I’m hosting a get together in November.

  • Oooh, very hard to choose! I’ve just painted a TV Room in very bold colours so I’m thinking either Kam1 in black or N10 in maize.

  • Beksmum

    I would use it towards a whole new set in the Kami design, this would be so much better than my current $20 dining set, I could even invite people for dinner and feel a bit posh!

  • I love the lot! I would spend the gift card on a Maison tablecloth in natural, a set of crosses placemats (that beautiful tablecloth demands protection from my three crazies!) and a set of squares stacking bowls and mugs for lovely breakfasts. x

  • Karinna Lucey

    The range is just gorgeous. I think I’d find it very hard to choose but I really love the mint green theme so that would be my pick!

  • Jennifer B.

    My daughter’s shifting out!… I’d bequeath her my mismatched collection of cups and upgrade to KAMI Stacking Bowls

    in black and matching mugs.

  • Madeline

    My plain white dinner set is so boring. Luckily there’s nothing boring about AURA Ceramics. I’d mix and match designs for maximum impact and so I could choose my china to suit my mood each day. I’d become a morning person if I could eat my cereal in a cheery Nio bowl each day while the Double Dip mugs would be perfect for weekend cuppas on the couch.

  • Louise

    I’d spend it on peppermint beach towels and throws; they’re the sort of thing you use all the time but can never really justify splashing out on!

  • Helga Grenkowitz

    I love the Patch series with its bright colours 🙂

  • Karen Collins

    The Nio mugs and plates in Maize are perfect. Maize is my colour of the moment!

  • Margaret

    I’d buy the Mint Set , as all my crockery is currently mismatched

  • Karina Lee

    I love the fiery coral sets – it would certainly add a bang of retro and colour into my kitchen!

  • VandaB

    I’d start with the squares stacking bowls in black. In 19 years of marriage, we still don’t have bowls that we can eat cereal out of. We’ve been eating it out of pasta bowls. So gauche!

  • Abby Lee

    I love the Nio stacking bowls in maize as they are bright and funky.

  • janine gardiner

    Crosses everything, bowls, plates and especially mugs. I’m addicted to black and white at the moment and the crosses tick all my boxes.

  • Ying Ying TAN

    Absolutely love the black and white crosses range of plates and mugs set, totally fits into the theme of my kitchen!

  • Amelia Jane

    Love the black and yellow. It reminds me of my 80s childhood and bold, bright colours.

  • Bernadette Hendry

    The Black & White Crosses range would look perfect in my kitchen. So modern yet timeless.

  • Vija Leitis

    Loving the patch range. Colour colour colour! It just brightens your day

  • jenny field

    With a brand new kitchen but very old crockery, any piece of this gorgeous collection would be set the tone for me new decorating theme.

  • Angela Hogan

    Squares Side Plate – love the chequerlook

  • Julia Morton

    THE PATCH DESIGN RANGE AS A POP OF COLOUR KEEPS MY MOOD UPLIFTED AND HAPPY ALL DAY LONG

  • The patch and double-dipped ranges would add some fun to my existing basics and liven up meal times as we head into summer!

  • soniaelsheikh

    I love the Nio range ! Gorgeous for Spring 🙂

  • Bronwyn Kelly

    Ooh, I need to get me a stack of Check Stacking Bowls in Dove, and then maybe a a pair of Kami Side Plates in Black as well.

  • kds

    Nio Stacking Bowls in Maize. Brightening my dining experience 😀

  • Karla Oleinikoff

    I’d get a set of the plates, stacking bowls and mugs in Double Dip in Peppermint and Charcoal. This would brighten up my Kitchen and Dining Room, and not feel embarrassed when friends drop over, and my plates are chipped!

  • Han E

    I don’t like yellow at all but I will get myself the stacking bowls, side plates & coffee mugs in Bright Yellow/Graphite as it will brighten up my life, my kitchen and will definitely make a great conversation piece.

  • Tamara Lamb

    Love, love, love the Crosses apron in Jade! So gorgeous! Would also add the matching napkins, placemats and table runner! stunning!

  • dhanya samuel

    Loved the side plates, especially the one in peppermint/charcoal; already thinking of how to style it in my food photographs.

  • Amanda Bartlett

    I’d sip champagne and admire what I’ve done as a chef and as a home designer with the Chevron Grande Placemat’s and napkins!

  • Yvonne ‘von’ Ryan

    JUST LOVE THE PATCH RANGE, THE COLOURS ARE AMAZING

  • Alicia Bardsley

    I’d love to splash some colour in my kitchen with Double Dip coffee mugs and stacking bowls in a mixture of all three colours

  • Paul Schiavello

    Nio is the one for mio !! Hear what I sayo !!

  • Tina Walker

    Love the double dip in charcoal and mint

  • Dianne Muller

    I really love Kolmio Bath Towel Set

    in Fiery Coral it would really love the best in my bathroom

  • Bet Hogan

    I like the Squares Side Plate in Black, the range is eye catching and would suit my decor 🙂

  • Jean B

    I like the Squares stacking bowls in Mint–very tasteful.

  • Nicole Rodriquez

    The double dip peppermint and charcoal range… Two of my favourite colours and would go perfect with the rest if my Aura Range

  • Joanna H

    I love the Double Dip range in Peppermint and Charcoal… I’m 99% sure my weetbix would taste so much better in one of these bowls!

  • Kelly Ryan

    I love the black and white crosses design so would fill my online trolley with a dinner set of that design.

  • RosslynT

    The Squares Collection is perfect for this maths teacher. My children will think I’m crazy.

  • Eva Kiraly

    I love the Mint and the Multi coloured ceramics, it’d be hard to choose when it comes down to it! 🙂

  • luludancer

    Trying to decide between Grey/White or Black/White – Maybe some of both?!

  • saderl

    I love the Double Dip range in Peppermint/Charcoal they look so nice, I love it!!!!

  • Sharon Markwell

    I’d choose a set of the Patch coffee Mugs in Purple with matching side plates – simply gorgeous (like me!)

  • Lesleigh

    Love the Nio Stacking Bowl in Maize. Perfect for snacking on chips in front of the tele

  • tracywed

    Id buy the Patch In purple mugs and bowls They are so lovely and would really brighten up my home

  • Russ

    Kami stacking bowls and side plates! The pattern reminds me of the first dinner set I bought when I moved out of home years ago 😀

  • Rebecca Carson

    It’s hard to choose a favourite AURA pattern but I can’t go past the black and white Kami ceramics! The geometric design goes perfectly with my 50 shades of grey colour scheme I’ve been working towards!

  • Scott Crumlin

    That would be the. . . . . FANTASTIC eye popping. . . . . PATCH COLLECTION. That is dynamite! Love to wake up to that each day to dine with, so VIBRANT!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Elisabeth Martins

    I am really loving the crosses range however everything from that website I want. I love kitchen decor! 🙂

  • I think it would have to be the Squares in mint! Such a stunning range!

  • 7smilesz

    I would spend the gift card on
    Homeware , plates and tapa bowls if I have enough. Since I havent had the funds to buy that for my kitchen and my living room. This is something I need.
    Thank you in advance for your time and the oppurtunity to enter.

  • Jenny

    I love the Patch designs – so colourful. It’s hard to find crockery with bright colours, I’m always on the look out for some good colourful designs.

  • laureneve

    Hot yellow black and white a mix of bowls, plates and cups to liven up any kitchen.

  • AmberB

    I absolutely adore the ‘Maize’ range. The stacking bowls in particular are fantastic – perfect for brightening up early mornings 🙂

  • JESS

    I’d get the peppermint/charcoal everything! We bought white crockery thinking it will suit all kitchen styles but in fact it just looks bland and boring. Time for some colour!

  • tizz erina

    Definitely then Kami Quilt Cover in black, gorgeous!

  • amandagorton

    I’m strongly drawn to the N10 dinner setting – I think it expresses my personality to a ‘tea’

  • Angela Rhodes

    Adore the black and white Kami ceramics. Great for my new kitchen !

  • Cassie Hogg

    It’s all so beautiful, but I would love to co-ordinate the Kami ceramics with the textiles!

  • Zenna

    I would love to get a breakfast set of stacking bowls, cups and plates. I would probably mix and match but I do love the black crosses….and the double dip…and the Nio.

  • Brian N Joanne Morris

    Love the crosses plates, stacking bowls and mugs in this range! Drool worthy!

  • Gee

    I’d love to splurge on the Kami black stacking bowls: so cute!