Friday, October 28, 2011

A BEAUTIFUL MESS TURNS "ONE" TODAY & GIVEAWAY!!!

As the saying goes....."Time Flies When You're Having Fun."


It's hard to believe that a year ago today we were celebrating the Grand Opening of A Beautiful Mess  with over 200 family, friends, and customers from all over.



It was the end of ten very long and exhausting days of cleaning, tearing down, building and moving everything into what was evolving into a beautiful mess.  A journey I never would've dreamt could be so fulfilling and successful.  We have all basked in the love and support of our family and friends; which is wonderful, but we have truly been blessed with the support of our amazing followers and  customers.


Tina, Marilyn, Karen, Victoria, and The Junk Girls and I, have all learned so many valuable lessons this past year. A lesson that is changing my life is; life is too short not to make time for those you love and you must take chances in order to succeed. I am not sure where I read this, but the following quote resonates within me, "The days are long and the years are short..." Think about it.... Making time for our loved ones while pursuing our dreams is vital to all of our success.


Today is not just a day of celebrating our one year Anniversary, but a day of celebrating our individual successes, and our success together, working as a team. We're so looking forward to what's ahead and looking forward to an even more successful year two!!

We would like to say a very special thank you to all of our customers and followers, because without you, this year wouldn't have been what it was!  Thank you!

To Lu Tapp our friend and photographer, without your beautiful photography nothing would be the same!  You've graced the store with your talent and helped it to flourish through your art.  Love you.

In honor of our Anniversary we decided it would be great to offer all of our wonderful followers and customers a chance to win some of the merchandise offered in "The Mess" as a way of saying, "Thank You for a great year!"  So, we will be hosting a 6 week long giveaway (Yes, that's right 6 weeks filled with chances to win) featuring a different vendor in the store weekly and the item they will be offering for the weeks giveaway. The winner will be chosen every Sunday evening and their name will be announced with the "Giveaway item of the week" on our Blog and Facebook page on Monday mornings.  Be sure to check back every Monday, for not only your name, but the
 "Giveaway item of the week."
  
The first giveaway will start today and be announced on Monday November 7th.  This weeks giveaway is a set of my 3 Fine Grains pillows, created using authentic antique German grain sacks and French linen from the early 1800's.  These pieces feature very rare hand drawn horses and the initials M.B. which belonged to the farmer in Germany. They retail at $800.00 for the pair.


In order to enter this giveaway you must follow these guidelines:

 Leave a comment at the end of this post and or follow us.... For additional entries, add it to your sidebar, or you can post about the giveaway on blogger and to any social networking sites, twitter, facebook, and blogger!!! 


Please come back and leave a separate comment for each site you post about the giveaway too. Anonymous entries, please make sure you leave an email address with your entry, so we can get it to you ifyou win . Giveaway is open internationally as well!!


Good luck to you and have a wonderful weekend! 
 Cheers!!

xo
Kymberley 

317 comments:

  1. OMGOSH what a fantastic giveaway!! Please enter me!! xxoo

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  2. I posted it to Facebook too... congrats Kym !!

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  3. Congrats on your Anniversary!! What a wonderful prize you are offering, too! I'd love to win :-)
    Thanks for the chance
    Sherri

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  4. Sharing on my facebook as well for that added entry!

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  5. How wonderful! I'd love to win them for my mom - those are her initials, she was raised on a farm so the horse is very appropriate, she's about to turn 80 and having surgery on her birthday!

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  6. Congrats on your one year anniversary! I am a follower, please enter me in this giveaway!!! Thank you so much for the opportunity!


    Hugs,
    Jessie

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  7. I posted on Facebook, too! Congratulations on your anniversary!

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  8. Oh my gosh ! Im a follower , put me in the drawing !

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  9. Oh, and I am a follower now! Please throw my name in the hat!
    tot

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  10. OH MY GOODNESS!!!! What a great prize!! Please enter me and Congratulations!!!

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  11. I am putting you on all my facebook accounts, twitter, and blogs!! (It's Kim btw....: ))

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  12. Congrats on your anniversary! What a wonderful, generous giveaway!

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  13. Wow, those are beautiful! What a great giveaway

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  14. They are gorgeous. What a nice gift!

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  15. WOW I would ooohhh so love to win these. I wish I could visit your store. It looks fabulous. Thanks for the great giveaway, Stanna

    Shabbyloft@aol.com

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  16. Hi Kimberley,
    I have been following you through Facebook for a while and now I am following your lovely blog. I have been dying to get to your store, so maybe I can get my hubby to buy my Christmas presents there!
    I would love the chance to win your fabulous pillows, they are extraordinary!! Just beautiful!!
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  17. What a wonderful giveaway! I am a new follower but have ordered from your online store a few times in the past. I always love seeing your new goodies you guys have. Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary!

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  18. Congratulations on your anniversary. I have stopped by now and then but today I became a follower.

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  19. This is such a generous Giveaway! I love the pillows. I am a follower of your blog. terry@thevintagebricoleur.com

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  20. I posted about this Giveaway on my Facebook page. I am a follower. terry@thevintagebricoleur.com

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  21. Hi Kymberley,
    I just added your giveaway to my sidebar on my blog!
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  22. Hi,
    I just posted your wonderful giveaway on my Facebook page.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  23. Hi,
    I just tweeted your giveaway!
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  24. Happy Anniversary and thank you for offering such a fabulous giveaway
    Blessings
    Pam

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  25. Already a follower of your beautiful blog
    xo
    Pam

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  26. Oh, I'd love to be entered in this wonderfully thoughtful giveaway. I love all the photos I see of your store and hope to be able to visit the next time I'm in the area:-)

    Congratulations on your success!

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  27. Also, thought I was a follower already, but I guess not.....I am now:-)

    Kathleen

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  28. Congratulations on your 1 year Anniversary, and OMG!!! What a VERY generous, wonderful, and fabulous Giveaway you are having ~ I would LOVE to enter for a chance to win ~ I would give one of these beautiful pillows to my sister as she loves horses :)

    I am now a follower of your blog, and look forward to stopping by again for a visit :)

    Warmest hugs, Brenda

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  29. I've posted your Giveaway on my left sidebar, and linked back to your blog ~ I am soooo keeping my fingers, arms, etc, etc....crossed in hopes that I am picked, lol :)

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  30. Congrats on your Anniversary, and all your hard work!
    What an amazing giveback :)
    I am sure whoever wins these lovelies will be ecstatic!
    XOX

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  31. Happy Anniversary and thanks for a great giveaway!! jkempf1@hotmail.com

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  32. A big Happy Anniversary! Congratulations on all that you have accomplished this year, I am thinking I need to take a road trip to visit your shop in peron. Looks like a ton of goodies that are right up my alley...
    Kate

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  33. Happy Anniversary!! What a Gorgeous Give Away to kick off your Celebration!! Please enter me, I am a Blog Follower~

    Huggs, Nancy

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  34. Such a beautiful and generous giveaway...thanks so much for the chance.

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  35. I liked and shared your Celebration on FB~

    Nancy

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  36. I tweeted about the event(cdagifts)~

    Nancy

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  37. Amazing giveaway!!! Love to win :)

    Shellagh
    www.tickingandtoile.com

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  38. I am now a happy blog follower. Please enter me for those beautiful pillows?

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

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  39. Just published your giveaway on my ticking and toile facebook page! :)
    Shellagh

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  40. Now it's posted on my blog sidebar... Gee I must really like these pillows huh?? :)

    Shellagh

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  41. I posted your Event on my Sidebar!!

    Huggs, Nancy

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  42. Whoops...I lied this is the last one...I didn't realize I wasn't a follower!! Now I am :)

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  43. Thanks so much for a chance at winning these beautiful pillows!

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  44. Congratulations on your 1st year! Thank you for such a generous give away.

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  45. congratulations!! Those are some fantastic pillows, Thanks for the giveaway!!
    Tina

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  46. Your store one of my favorites to visit! It makes me happy!!!! Always so many amazing things.

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  47. Blessings to you all, Kymberly, on your wonderful anniversary! You must have had such an exciting year! Congratulations! And thank you so much for offering these upcoming giveaways, too. Your generosity is amazing! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  48. Just posted your first awesome giveaway on my sidebar! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  49. I have been a very happy follower of yours for a long time - AND I'm now following you on FB! ♥

    xoxo laurie

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  50. Fabulous!

    kathleen
    http://charmbraceletdiva.blogspot.com

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  51. Happy one year anniversary to A Beautiful Mess! What a gernerous giveaway you're having to celebrate. Please sign me up and thanks for the chance to win.
    ~ Jo

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  52. I'll add your giveaway to my blog sidebar. Thanks again! :)

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  53. I blogged about the giveaway! Thanks

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  54. I also tweeted about the great giveaway!

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  55. Happy Anniversary!! I remember last year when you opened! Congrats on a successful year ;)
    Love the pillows so much! Thanks for the chance.

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  56. Added to my sidebar as well. Thanks!

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  57. Beautiful giveaway. Please count me in.

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  58. I'm a follower of your wonderful blog...

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  59. Happy Anniversary! Sounds like we both started blogging about the same time! "Fishtail Cottage" is celebrating one year next month too! I'm your newest follower! Hugs!

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  60. Congratulations on your first year in business. Hard work pays off! These are stunning pillows. Shared you on my F.B too.

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  61. Great giveaway, thanks, I want to enter! I will figure out how to follow you and also going to share this on my business FB page= Royal Touch Art & Antiques.
    Thanks, Linda Q

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  62. Happy Anniversary! The pillows are amazing and I would love to own these. I am already a follower.
    :) Sherry

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  63. I am adding the giveaway to my sidebar. I have my fingers crossed!

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  64. Congratulations!I am already a follower.Love the pillows of pick me, pick me~Cheers Kim

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  65. congratulations! those pillows are wonderful!

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  66. Hello there:) I am new to your blog and I just love it! Of course, I am now one of your followers through Google Connect. :)

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  67. Happy Anniversary Beautiful Mess!

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  68. I loved reading your story in the past posts. You are living the dream girl! I'm a new follower and will be visiting again and again! Congrats on this milestone! Hoping there will be many more to come!

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  69. I've added your celebration to my sidebar. Happy Anniversary!

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  70. Congratulations on your first anniversary.
    Loved the article in Romantic Country.
    Also, a follower now.
    Thanks!

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  71. Shared it on my bluecreekhome facebook page!

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  72. What an awesome giveaway, please enter my name.

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  73. Meant to add I've been a follower for a while now!

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  74. I just posted it on my sidebar too
    Thanks

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  75. HI, found you on facebook! I'm your newest follower, this looks like a blog I don't want to miss! Congratulations on a year!

    Carol

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  76. What an amazing giveaway chance. I would love to enter!

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  77. These are gorgeous! I'd love to have them! Already a follower. Thanks so much for a wonderful opportunity!

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  78. I'm so happy for you and appreciate the wonderful giveaways! These pillows are amazing...would be so perfect for our condo! WOW! Thank you so much! I'm a new follower! Hugs! ♥

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  79. What an amazing giveaway! The color and style of those pillows would go perfectly in my home.

    Best of luck on the continued success of your store.

    Lisa

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  80. Wishing continued success! I am a new follower!

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  81. Just posted about the giveaway and your anniversary on FB!

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  82. These pillows are so pretty, thank you for the opportunity to win them.

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  83. Happy anniversary! Would love to add these to my mess!

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  84. What a fabulous giveaway!!!! I love these pillows and would be the perfect addition on our new couch.

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  85. I posted this fabulous giveaway on the sidebar of my blog.

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  86. OMG these are fabulous!!! Thank you for the chance. I am a follower :)
    XO
    Kristin

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  87. it worked!

    Proudly posted on my sidebar!

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  88. Signed up for your newsletter! Hoping to win two fantastic pillows!
    JUDY @ Distressed, But Not Forsaken

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  89. Congratulations! I enjoy your blog and look forward to another year!!! Thanks for the giveaway ;)

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  90. Congratulations on your anniversary and success! I would love to be entered in your giveaway. My contact info is bwrawling at gmail.com.

    Blessings,
    Beth

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  91. Beautiful...and congrats on the 1st anniversary. The 3 Grains Pillows are to wonderful, my mom's family immigrated from Germany. Thanks for the opportunity. Di@cottage-wishes

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  92. Posting on my blog http://cottage-wishes.blogspot.com
    Thanks again Di

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  93. I am now a follower, thank you for the opportunity for the 3 Grains pillows!! Di@cottage-wishes

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  94. What a beautiful giveaway! And congrats on your first year! Jamie V in MT
    http://rem-nants.blogspot.com
    amzanioli@yahoo.com

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  95. Oh, I am now a follower as well! Jamie V in MT
    http://rem-nants.blogspot.com
    amzanioli@yahoo.com

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  96. I do follow ,I will side bar on my blog .Would love to win starting to redo with that look. ,

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  97. I FOLLOW TOO ..PLEASE ADD ME TO THE DRAWING FOR THE PILLOWS .. LOVE THEM! DREAMA123@HOTMAIL.COM
    THANKS , DREAMA

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  98. I blogged about your very generous giveaway over at Moon Flower.:)
    http://moonflowersalina.blogspot.com/2011/10/wow-6-week-long-giveaway.html

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  99. I tweeted about your giveaway too! Only I'm not sure how to leave the link for the tweet. So...I will leave my tweet name instead.:) @salken4 Hope that works! :)

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  100. I posted it on my fan page on Face Book but again, i'm not sure how to share the link to that. Here is the link to my fan page though. facebook.com/moonflowercreations

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  101. congrats on a successful year 1! i'm sure you'll have many, many more. LOVE this giveaway -- please enter me! (I'm a facebook fan, of course)

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  102. your pillows are stunning. thank you for the opportunity
    MC

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  103. ps i am adding you to my sidebar!

    MC

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  104. Congratulations on your 1st year in business!

    Thank you for the chance to enter the give away for the gorgeous pillows! My daughter's initials are MB, so they would be perfect.

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  105. Don't know if this counts but i'm following your fan page on Face Book.:)

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  106. Love your beautiful treasures, you inspire me so much. Its so great to find people with the same style as myself, and to learn from them also. Please enter me in give away! Following on facebook and have added to my sidebar.

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  107. Wow! Thank you for hosting such a generous give away! I adore these fabulous pillows!

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  108. I am already a faithful follower! :)

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  109. I will put your give away up on my sidebar! :)

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  110. ...and I will post on facebook....crossing my fingers and toes! :)

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  111. Happy Anniversary! I'll post on FB & Twitter!

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  112. Congratulations on your Anniversary and I'm so Happy for all your Success!!!

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  113. I think this is meant to be. M.B. is my initials, well before I got married I was Melaine Bennett. AND, I love horses, AND I love grain sacks, AND I think I am in love with your blog!!! Must win these!!! xoxo

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  114. congrats on your first anniversay!!
    wow what a great giveaway! please enter me in!!

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  115. Congrats on your 1 year anniversary...so exciting and inspiring! I follow you on Facebook as
    Lucky 7 Design

    MJ
    Lucky 7 Design

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  116. Im a follower of your blog


    MJ
    Lucky 7 Design

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  117. Shared on Facebook too!


    MJ
    Lucky 7 Design

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  118. I am in love. These are gorgeous. I will be fb this too!

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  119. I posted on fb. What a great great great giveaway!

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  120. Thank you for this wonderful chance to win your giveaway! Happy 1 year=)

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  121. These are simply beautiful...as is the store! I love every second I get to spend in there! Congratulations on your 1st year!

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  122. Congratulations on your anniversary! I can't wait to stop by your store next time I head south. I love your quotes - - I celebrated 10 years at my shop this year and it is so true that the days are long but the years have really flown by! Best of luck to all of you.

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  123. Congratulations!! You have a wonderful store, wish you were closer but I love following you and seeing your beautiful items!! This is a terrific give away!! xo

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  124. Thank you for sharing - congratulations on your anniversary.

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  125. I am a follower of your blog! What a great giveaway! :) Congratulations!

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  126. I shared on my FB page! Thanks, again! Valerie

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  127. Please enter me!! so beautiful...thank you!!

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  128. I joined you on facebook too!!! fingers crossed!

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  129. Congratulations on your one year anniversary!
    I wish you many more years of beautiful antiques!
    Please enter me in your generous giveaway!
    ~Nancy

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  130. Congratulation on your one year anniversary! I have been a follower - what a beautiful giveaway!
    ~Tammy

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  131. Love that company! Thanks for hosting such a fantastic giveaway. Please enter me for a chance to win.

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  132. What a beautiful giveaway. Please enter me!

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  133. You have a wonderful shop! Wish I lived close enough to visit. Please enter me for your generous giveaway!

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  134. I have posted your give away on my face book! Hope lots of people visit!

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  135. Congratulations on your one year Anniversary and wishing you many fun-filled years to come... The pillows are stunning and I thank you for this wonderful opportunity. I am a follower of your blog and a fan of your FB page... Also posted to my FB page.
    Bestest.

    Jo xx
    Eliza Interiors & Design

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  136. Congratulations! Please enter me in this amazing giveaway, would love to win these!

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  137. Congratulations and best wishes for a happy futute!

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  138. What an amazing giveaway - would LOVE to win and showcase your amazing pillows!

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  139. Congratulations on your amazing year. Gotta get in the store and get my Beautiful Mess fix...enter me in your giveaway please.

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  140. What a wonderful giveaway! Please throw my name in the hat, I am your newest follower! t.xoxo

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  141. I had already followed you on FB, so I think that is why I was a follower of your blog too, glad I remedied that! I just posted your giveaway on my FB page. thanks! t.xoxo

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  142. Congratulations ! I follow you on FB....love your style !

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  143. Congratulations! Beautiful site! Enter my name in your give away please...

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  144. What a wonderful and gracious giveaway! Those pillows are beautiful!

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  145. LOVE these pillows!I'm so excited that there are going to be somany chances to win something from the store! I did the Spring 2011 Three Speckeled Hens show along with Victoria then visited her again this years Fall show. Always such great things. I was able to get some awesome pics & was hoping I could include them in the post I plan on doing to highlight your giveaway. This is the first time I've visited your blog & will definitely be one of your new followers and would love to have you visit/follow mine at Revamped Home Furnishings! Thanks ; )

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  146. Congratulations on your Anniversary, an awesome acheivement...I am totally loving the giveaway ox

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  147. Congratulations on your first Anniversary!
    Thank you for such an incredible giveaway prize - stunning :)

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  148. I'm happy to be your latest follower :)

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  149. Congratulations! Great giveaway, I'd love to win! Deb chedeb5353@hotmail.com

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  150. I am a follower. chedeb5353@hotmail.com

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  151. What a great giveaway! Congratulations on your anniversary!!! I found out about you from Brooke at Velvet and Linen:)

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  152. Congrats on your anniversary and OMG I want those pillows so badly. Perfect for my equestrian themed library. Those are just yummy!

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  153. Wow! These are beautiful!!

    larkspurpurple (at) gmail.com

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  154. I tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/PurpleLarkspur/status/132569180682723328

    larkspurpurple (at) gmail.com

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  155. Love those gorgeous pillows! I am a new follower.

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  156. love the pillows! and, your beautiful shop!

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  157. Wonderful shop! Thank you, and thanks to Brooke for sending me over. I'm adding you to my side bar. Those pillows are right up our alley.

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  158. those pillows are beautiful, and i have the perfect spot for them! your store is beautiful!

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  159. Great pillows! All of your items are wonderful! :)

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  160. Happy Anniversary-Fabulous pillows!!- please enter me in the giveaway!
    mauryh@hotmail.com

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  161. posted to facebook for another entry..

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  162. love your blog, I will start following for a chance at these fantastic pillows, coming from Brooke's blog...thank you

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  163. Following even before the giveaway! Those pillows literally have my name on them!! (MB)Seriously, these are gorgeous and I shared them on my page on Facebook as a great example of distinctive and beautiful antique items. I love your throws as well- Stunning! I, too, came over from Velvet and Linen- wish I were not so far away from CA and could visit often in person!
    Cheers!
    Meredith

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  164. The pillows are gorgeous! I recently moved to Montana and have become even more drawn to equestrian decor. What a generous give-away!

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  165. Congratulations on your first year of success and best wishes for many more! What beautiful pillows! Thanks for the opportunity to win them!

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  166. Congratulations on your one year anniversary!
    These cushions are divine.
    I am a follower too, please enter me in this give away!!! jenjenqld@gmail.com

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  167. Congratulations on your one year anniversary! Pillow giveaway is fantastic!

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