Friday, August 10, 2012

Ecourse winner and another GIVEAWAY!!

***THIS GIVEAWAY IS OVER AND THE COMMENTS HAVE BEEN CLOSED.  THE WINNER OF THIS GIVEAWAY WAS ALICIA.  PLEASE CONTACT ME AT LEMONADEMAKINMAMA@COMCAST.NET TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE.***
 The winners of Sweet Jeanne Oliver's ecourse are 
1) Leslie, "Oh I SOOO NEED this! our home is very basic and I do try to put love it in but I do get caught up in the comparison trap, dumb huh?!! we are very blessed to have our little home and I just feel like I want to keep changing elements all the time. For me, I want my home to be cozy, inviting and says family! thank you so much for the chance :)"
2) Deborah, "Now that the kids are gone (most of the time) and I'm an empty nester that has grandkids over lots, I would look forward to having a new look and feeling for my house. I've taken her other two courses so I can only imagine that this one will be great. Thanks for the opportunity."
3) Donna, "I feel called to be more hospitable, but it scares me to death. I need help."
Ladies, please shoot me an email at lemonademakinmama@comcast.net to claim your prize! (I'll be gone until Monday)
 And now... today's giveaway.  My bloggy friend and sidebar sponsor, Laura, asked me if she could give something fun away to LMM readers, from her Etsy shop, The Ironstone Nest.  I was delighted because let's face it, giving things away is the best!  Laura sells some of the cutest items in her shop.  She has things like French signs, chalkboards, vintage items, lavender sachets, blue mason jar soap dispensers, antique sugar mold candle holders and decorated platters to name a few. She gathered a handful of lovely items from her shop and created a giveaway I'm sure you're going to adore.  The top photo shows a tiny bird's nest and faux egg, and above, you see a preserved boxwood wreath with sheer ribbon for hanging.  I hung it above a mirror because that's my favorite way to display tiny wreaths like this...  
 She also included an ironstone soap holder and scrumptious smelling finely milled kiwi mango butter soap.  Mmmm.
 She tucked a few book pages tied with twine into the box...
 And a chippy wood numbered tag...
 This adorable sign reads, "The joy of life is you," in French.  Ooh la la.  I like...
 My favorite item is the sturdy black wood base and petite glass cloche.  You could put all kinds of cute things in this.
 And a vintage orange marmalade crock.  It would be perfection with some wild flowers in it!  The first one Laura sent me had a big cracked piece just waiting to fall out so she was gracious and sent this to replace that. (And she let me keep the broken one... I'll show it to you after I've super glued it.)
 So here's everything with the exception of the little boxwood wreath... Isn't this the cutest collection of things?  I think Laura really outdid herself for y'all!
I had to show the full mirror... just adorable with that wreath hanging, don't you think? Laura sells a lot of sweet things in her shop that I know y'all would love so be sure to go check her out! Like me she loves to create, repurpose things, decorate and bake.  She says, "I enjoy re-purposing vintage items into something completely unexpected.  I see the possibility in items other people may have neglected and am able to give them a new life.  I also enjoy the thrill of the hunt at flea markets, garage sales, antique malls, estate sales and anywhere I can get my hands on a one-of-a-kind treasure.  However, my true passion lies in finding old, unwanted furniture and rejuvenating each piece with paint, restoration or both, and always with love and care" 

If you'd like to be entered to win this giveaway, please visit Laura's Etsy shop (here) and leave a comment on this blog post letting us know which of her items is your favorite!  

For extra entries, you can tweet, pin, facebook and post, and of course let us know in separate comments that you did all that.  Good luck friends!  

I'll announce a winner when I get back from my wild and crazy girls weekend!  

(Of which I'm on, right NOW!!)



139 comments:

  1. Laura's shop is so sweet. I love her ball jar soap dispensers!! Thanks!
    preppymama@gmail.com

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  2. I tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/Preppymama/status/233886107677388800

    preppymama@gmail.com

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  3. I shared on FB too! Thanks!
    preppymama@gmail.com

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  4. I pinned it on pinterest too!! Thanks!

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  5. Laura has some great things to offer! I love the Vintage Dundee Marmalade crock as well as the Antique Mexican Sugar Mold. I love filling my home with things that look like they have a story to tell and that have a history. It's a good reminder that life goes on and on on.

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  6. Sooo much cuteness! I think the metal number platter is my favorite item in her shop. The giveaway items are absolutely adorable!

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  7. What a great giveaway - and SUCH a fantastic shop! I have 2 faves - the Vintage Dundee Marmalade Crock and the Chalkboard Vintage Metal Platter.

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  8. Love the Vintage Dundee Marmalade crock. I can think of lots of way I would put that beauty to use. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  9. I also love the Vintage Dundee Marmalade crock. It reminds me of a tooth brush holder that I just bought the other day for our bathroom! So this would be perfect in there too!

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  10. I love the marmallade crock too! I need the little bird's nest under it!

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  11. Sorry that onto it! And marmalade ( I need to proof read before I hit send.

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  12. I LOVE the aqua blue ball soap jar! Would be so cute by my kitchen sink!

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  13. I love the marmallade crock too! I need the little bird's nest under it!

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  14. I love her Chalkboard vintage metal platter. I can't wait to start writing verses for my little girl to memorize!

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  15. It would be a hard choice between the marmalade crock and the blue ball jar! :) Her shop is adorable and I'll enjoy perusing it often! Thanks for highlighting!

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  16. Vintage Dundee Marmalade Crock but then again I love all of it!!

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  17. Love the mason jar soap dispensers!

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  18. The French sign would be perfect for my mom, who is French. She could really use the reminder about now. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  19. Oh my - I am crushin' on that Dundee Marmalade crock!

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  20. I LOVE the shop! One of my favorite items are the chalk board pots.

    cholubik@yahoo.com

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  21. Pinned it!

    cholubik@yahoo.com

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  22. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/sallykelly1/status/233905735916998656

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  23. I shared on my FB blog-page wall here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Drinking-From-My-Saucer-cause-my-cup-has-overflowed/315856718443651

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  24. The Antique Mexican Sugar Mold speaks good things to me. Love it. What a sweet store and so nice to have this giveaway. Thank you. Hope you are havig a great weekend, Sasha...can't wait to hear all about the giggles.

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  25. Pinned here: http://pinterest.com/pin/234890936785885459/

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  26. I love this giveway! The marmalade crock and soap dish are my favorites, but all of it is so cute!

    Thanks to the both of you! LMM- keep doing what you're doing! :) Love your blog!

    Jenn (J_McElroy123@yahoo.com)

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  27. blogged here: http://sally-drinkingfrommysaucer.blogspot.com/2012/08/pinterest-five-minute-cake.html

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  28. What a beautiful and generous giveaway. I think my favourite item is the french sign, but the lavendar sachets are lovely too (so hard to choose!). Thanks for the chance, enjoy your weekend :)

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  29. Love her shop! I think I like the sign the best. The joy of my life is my sweet little famiy: my son and husband. This is something I would want them to see every day and know that message came from me. Love your blog too!! I so look forward to your posts.

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  30. I love the "Joy of Life" sign. I actually love everything in this giveaway. I so hope I win!

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  31. this is an awesome giveaway!!! i love it all!! going to check out her shop right now! :)

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  32. ooooohh la la! loving it!
    i love the mexican sugar mold! super cute!
    thanks! :)

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  33. i facebooked this cute giveaway, too! :)

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  34. Wonderful giveaway! I love the Antique Mexican Sugar Mold - sweet!

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  35. I just love everything! My favorite though I think is the french sign, so sweet! Thanks for the chance to win!
    -Krystal
    krystalj83@gmail.com

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  36. I love the antique sugar mold! Thanks to both of you for offering this lovely giveaway.

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  37. These items are so beautiful! I especially love the marmalade jar and french sign...such a special giveaway. I love your blog, Sasha. Enjoy your weekend!

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  38. I love the metal number platter and the vintage crowns on vintage sheet music! The way you displayed all the cute items in the give-away - makes me want to redecorate a room around those items! Thanks for offering such a nice give-away.

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  39. What beautiful items! I visited her shop and like the vintage marmalade container.

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  40. I love, love, love the antique mexican sugar mold! Who knew such a thing existed? So want it...

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  41. wow that is a lot of adorable goodies :)
    Her shop is so cute and congrats on their new family addition!!!
    My favorite thing in her shop are those cute chalkboard pots, loving chalkboard goods lately.

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  42. Wow! The antique Mexican sugar mold is wonderful. :)

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  43. I need to have one of the blue mason jar soap/lotion dispensers, they match my kitchen!

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  44. I love the French sign in pink. I have 3 girls who all share a very pink room! Love all of her vintage goodies.

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  45. I also facebooked this!! :)

    ~Leah

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  46. cute shop...i love the crown prints! ~Crystal

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  47. I love the numbered platters!
    Kalee

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  48. Great giveaway! I like the Mexican Sugar Mold.

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  49. The chalkboard pots, and the little glass dish. . .must haves:

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  50. Love the vintage orange marmalade crock!! I agree with you it would look lovely with wildflower in it -- on my kitchen counter ;)

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  51. My favorite item is the French sign! I already know right where I'd put it up if I won this giveaway!
    Sara
    sbthresher@gmail.com
    www.greatwidenowhere.blogspot.com

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  52. I shared her site on FB!
    https://www.facebook.com/sbthresher
    Sara
    sbthresher@gmail.com
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  53. I posted about your giveaway on FB!
    https://www.facebook.com/sbthresher
    Sara
    sbthresher@gmail.com
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  54. I love the marmalade jar and the blue bell jar dispenser!Thanks for the chance to win all of the lovelies!!!

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  55. Laura says her shop is a bit empty right now because of the birth of their son in June, but I think she has some lovely items for sale and I particularly like the Sugar Mold - cute and so versatile! Great giveaway!

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  56. You can't wrong with anything from Laura's shop--it's all so sweet. I do love the Mexican Sugar Mold (and anything chalkboard). What a great back-to-school giveaway--thanks!
    Shar

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  57. Very hard to choose one thing, but I do really love the French Signs! Fingers and toes crossed!

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  58. I really like the Ball jars for soap dispensers :)

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  59. shared on FB!

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  60. I love the petite glass cloche. It would be great for so many different uses!

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  61. I love the lotion/soap dispenser that fits on a Ball canning jar! How cute!!

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  62. I just discovered Laura's blog, and I love her shop too! We have a shared love of ironstone jugs. I love her marmalade crocks, and lavender sachets.

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  63. I love the marmalade pot. Have a lovely weekend.

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  64. What a fun giveaway! I absolutely love the crown prints

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  65. I LOVE her giveaway oh, my goodness! So what I really am loving of hers is the mason jar soap dispenser! :)

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  66. I love the French sign! The cream colored one is my favorite!

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  67. ohhhh I am with everyone else. I LOVE that ball jar soap dispenser. How clever and fun. On top of that.. it's blue, and my bathroom upstairs is blue...

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  68. Oh defintely the marmalade jars! I love them. I have had that marmalade while in England. I would love to get one of the jars. The soap also looks awesome.

    Molly

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  69. Hands DOWN - marmalade jars :) What a darly Etsy site! :)

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  70. I love the mason jar soap dispenser. Super cut and would look right at home in my kitchen.

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  71. Love the trays - all of them. Cute Etsy shop!

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  72. Oh my gosh I LUV this site!!! The mason jar lotion jar - such a great idea!!! Reduce reuse recycle!! Awesome!! I actually would use every single item in this site in my home and would LOVE them all!!! Great giveaway - would be (sigh) so happy to win!!!!!

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  73. Love the sugar mold!

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  74. whoa!!! this giveaway is too amazing. gorgeous pieces. i love the turquoise ball mason jar dispensers.

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  75. I like the mason jar soap dispensers! i'd love to win!

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  76. Sasha- I so appreciate your blog!! Love, love, love Laura's shop too!! Found that by accident just the other day! Absolutely can't decide which is cuter- the blue mason jar soap dispensers or the marmalade crock!! TOO cute! Thanks for inspiring me and my home! And for the chance to win:)
    Angie

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  77. I like the Mason soap pumps, as well. :) I've seen them around different country stores before.

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  78. Mason jar soap dispenser for me! What a fabulous idea!!

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  79. I really love the Vintage Crown on Vintage Sheet Music - Crown No. 1. Thanks for the amazing giveaway! Everything is so lovely :)

    Renee
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  80. WOW - hard to pick one item! Have been looking for the chalkboard planters - so will have to choose those :)I always look forward to your inspiring posts! Lisa

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  81. I love the French sign, "Love of life..."

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  82. I like the soap dispenser! :)
    ~cheryl

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  83. All of them!!! LOL "If" I had to pick one I'd say the marmalade crock

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  84. The soap dispenser for me! provided it is open to all, then count me in!

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  85. Love it all especially the pots. Hope you had a fun girls weekend

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  86. I love the Antique Mexican Sugar Mold

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  87. oh! i love the marmalade and the soap dispenser:) hope your girl's weekend is a blast!

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  88. I love the antique Mexican sugar mold. That is so cool! Stacy

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  89. omgosh, what a FUN shop and great giveaway! I'm adding her shop to my favorites. I love the sugar mold--I'm a sucker for repurposed things, especially antiques! I also love all the French signs even though I can't speak it :-)

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  90. Cute, cute! I like the chalkboard Vintage Metal Platter.

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  91. So many adorable things from which to choose! I love the Chalkboard Vintage Metal Platter! What a generous give-a-way!

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  92. Oh my goodness! The blue Mason jar soap dispenser! So cute!

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  93. What a generous giveaway! She has some wonderful things to choose from in her shop...I would LOVE the sugar mold.

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win! Fingers crossed ~

    xo
    Pat

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  94. Love the mason jar soap dispensers - super cute!

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  95. i love the mason jar soap dispenser and have been wanting to make one.....maybe I will win and don't have to! HA! Thanks for the opportunity!

    Niki Blake
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  96. *Love* the French Script Metal Platter! Great giveaway!

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  97. this is a fantastic giveaway! love!

    my favorite item has to be the chalkboard pots. SUCH a great idea! but I also love the french signs, each-and-every-one. =)

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  98. Love the chalkboard platter - so cute

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  99. Hi Sasha, I just discovered your blog about two weeks ago, and I'm loving every single post you have written, it's become my nightly must read. You and your family are just too cute for words!

    If I had to pick an item from Laura's shop, it would probably have to be the Mason soap dispenser, so adorable.

    Have a great weekend, from your newest follower.

    Kristel

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  100. I love the Mason Jar soap/lotion dispenser! I need to get new soap dispenser for the bathroom and kitchen.

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  101. I am in love with the 'joy' sign...and what an amazing giveaway!! I love all of it! =0)

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  102. I like the white metal tray. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Marla

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  103. I love the French script trays, but have to admit that with a name like mine I am a bit partial to royal looking things like the framed crowns.
    Castle

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  104. It is too hard to choose a favorite, but if I must I pick the metal numbered platter. I am really interested in smelling the kiwi mango soap; Yum!
    Katie Dohmen

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  105. Ball jar soap dispenser for SURE!!

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  106. I love it all, but the french signs take the cake, so sweet!

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  107. I pinned this giveaway on my pinterest account!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/151503974935381228/

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  108. I love the give away! WOW! Everything is so cute. I would pick the Antique Mexican Sugar Mold. vpwas@comcast.net

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  109. I love the marmalade crock and the vintage sheet music. So pretty!

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  110. Hi Sasha.... First of all I have been reading for about 8 months now and I look forward to every new post!! Your photography is stunning and your words are so inspirational.. Keep it all coming. I am trying to pick a favorite from Laura's shop...SO hard everything is beautiful....ok if I had to pick it would be the birds nest ( but I love it all ). I hope you had a great girls weekend!

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  111. There are sooo many cute things but my favorite is the chalkboard pots and blue mason jar soap dispenser. I enjoy reading your blog! bscott@ycinet.net

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  112. I love the Joy of Life signs in french!

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  113. I also pinned it:) http://pinterest.com/pin/199425089720468303/

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  114. I love the chalkboard flowers pots ! Actually, I'm loving all things chalkboard right now! (I love your large chalkboards you have on Etsy, by the way!)

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  115. Love the vintage crowns on vintage sheet music! So cute!!

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  116. I do like the vintage crowns!! ~~ Kerri J

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  117. La Joie de Vie... I love love love this sign! My new husband is from a french speaking country and it would be just perfect in our house!

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  118. La Joie Vie sign is adorable! That's my favorite.

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  119. What a lovely little shop! I love the metal number platter, but also am & always will be such a sucker for the blue ball jar soap dispensers. What a keen eye this lady has!

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  120. Such a generous give away....so sweet, all of it. I've seen her stuff before and love it all....especially the sugar mold and the blue ball soap dispenser.

    Hope you had a lovely retreat :)

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  121. Hope you had a crazy, fun, blessed weekend! Love those ball soap jars!

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  122. I love, love, LOVE the Vintage Orange Marmalade Crock!!!

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  123. The mexican sugar mold would be my fave. i really want that.

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  124. I love the Chalkboard platter. Such cute things!

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  125. The Ball Canning jar soap dispenser is my favorite! So cute!

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  126. It's hard to choose a favorite, but if I could only choose one, it might be the petite glass cloche ... well, or maybe the french sign ... or the soap dispenser ... I'm not good at decisions! Love it all!

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  127. I love the Antique Mexican Sugar Mold.

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  128. So many great things! I really like the Mexican Sugar Mold. So cool!

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  129. I love the Aqua blue ball mason soap dispenser! So cute...I am obsessed with mason jars!! :-)

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