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Apr 28, 2010

Giveaway: MIREIO

There are some people who have a
certain je ne sais quoi...everything
they touch will glow with a pure
sense of style and signature.
Mireio is such a place where delightful
things are created. Your soul just feels
happy looking at all the beautiful colors 
and designs...from handmade candles,
delightfully scented sachets, and the
cutest handmade fabric acorns filled
with lavender.
It's a wonderful place to find
beautiful and luxurious gifts for
someone special or treat yourself
to a little bliss for being good.
Any reason is a good reason
to bring some Mireio home. 
The creative, sweet, and talented person
behind this fabulous shop is name Wende. 
We'd met on Twitter and became instant
friends over our love of all things chocolate.
...and of course I became a fan of Wende's
gorgeous shop. I would check out her 
new listings and daydream about all those
lovely floral pillows and scented candles.
I could only imagine how heavenly her
studio would smell like from all of these
wonderful creations. It's probably like
living in a zen garden filled with lotus
flowers, bees, and hummingbirds.
A part of me thought that Wende could be related
to Martha Stewart...and I'm sure if we did a
genealogy test, they might be distant cousins. :)
I wanted to know more about this creative
lady and her special warm spirit. So I
interviewed Wende to find out a little bit
more about her and her lovely Etsy shop. 
 
~Interview~
1. When did you start creating or felt
inspired to do so?
I've been creating most of my life. But
I started Mireio a few years back out
of my complete love of vintage. I found
I was buying more and more fabric and
really wanted to MAKE. Before I knew
it, I was creating items for friends and
my home and one thing led to another.
2. How do you start your designs or what
sparks your artistic ideas?
I find inspiration just about everywhere
I look! For decor items, everything starts
with fabric. A vintage textile will pretty
much tell you what it wants to be. With
candles, I create fragrances based on
experiences and scent memories---I think
we all have "smells" that take us places,
and I work to create candles that are
evocative. And I look at each vintage
glass and decide what fragrance would
work best.
 3. What do you love about creating things
with your own hands?
There is something about that, right? I love
knowing that I made something beautiful.
And then when someone buys that item
and loves it, it's an utter joy to know
something I created is making their
home/life more enjoyable. Such a thrill!
 4. People love seeing other artist's studio
space...Do you have a picture or
description of your "creative space"?
This makes me laugh--I have this adorable
house on the Coast of Oregon. It's really
something special, you'd think my studio
would be too! But my family jokes that my
studio is where furniture goes to die. It's an
utter mismatch of items. I'm ever the recycler,
so I'm always finding ways to reuse items we
no longer want in other spaces. Plus, it's
functional. And you can't beat that!
5. What learning lessons do you have to share
with other artists?
Be true to yourself. Lots of people will tell
you, "if you just did this..." But I find it's
best to follow my own muse. I trust that!
My husband and child are always saying,
"Oh, that's so MIREIO!" And it's equally
important to know what's not you. Be
yourself, because YOU'RE PERFECT
just the way you are!
Here's the fabulous giveaway that you
have all been waiting for...
It is with great honor for me to host
this lovely giveaway by MIREIO!
...........................................................
WIN a $25
Gift Certificate to
~~
Starts on April 28th and
Ends on May 12th.  
...........................................................
FIRST Entry (mandatory)
come back here, post a comment with your
favorite item(s) from MIREIO, leave your
name, e-mail, Etsy shop, Twitter, FB 
or any other info for me to contact you.
~~
EXTRA BONUS Entries
(please post separately)
2. Heart Wende's Etsy Shop: MIREIO
3. Follow Wende on Twitter: http://twitter.com/wende
4. Fan Mireio's Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/MireioDesigns
5. Follow Wende's Mireio Blog: http://mireiodesigns.com/
6. Follow Wende's Personal Blog: http://evidently.org/
7. Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter: http://twitter.com/
8. Post this giveaway on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/
9. Post Mireio on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/
11. Follow my blog Voleur De Bijoux: http://voleurdebijoux.blogspot.com/
12. Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/voleurdebijoux
13. Follow me on Facebook: VoleurDeBijoux
14. Blog about this giveaway: (2 bonus entries)
Thank you so much for your lovely comments
and entries! Have a beautiful day...xoxo

177 comments:

BEadECLECTIC said...

I love the Gigi -- Liberty of London Pillow -- Buckwheat Hulls and Lavender Fill!

bead.eclectic at gmail dot com

BEadECLECTIC said...

I hearted her shop!

bead.eclectic at gmail dot com
(BEadECLECTIC)

BEadECLECTIC said...

I hearted YOUR shop, too!


bead.eclectic at gmail dot com
(BEadECLECTIC)

katia said...

i love the Sweater Votive -- 3 oz Framboise Noire Candle. so pretty!

kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

katia said...

i hearted her shop under KatjaJ

kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

revival said...

I love this one
http://www.etsy.com/listing/43295891/val-verde-buckwheat-hull-and-lavender

the fabric is just great and something i could treasure

revival said...

And i am now following on Twitter

revival said...

I have liked on face book and hearted the shop to
thanks helga

Kristen said...

I like the Lime and Coconut Soy Candle in Vintage Glass.

couponboss at gmail dot com

gracey said...

I love the Handmade Lavender Sachets -- Set of Two -- Liberty of London -- Eloise.

gracey said...

I hearted Wende on etsy.

gracey said...
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gracey said...

I hearted Voleur De Bijoux on etsy.

Sharon said...

Loving the Framboise Noire Soy Candle -- Set of 2 in Vintage Glass. The scent she describes sounds awesome and the vintage glass is cool!

E-mail public in Blogger profile.

Marci J said...

Love the Handmade Lavender Sachets -- Set of Two -- Liberty of London -- Eloise.
june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

Ang said...

Love the Handmade Lavender Sachets -- (Liberty of London -- Eloise). Thanks so much!

ang
ang_vaughan at yahoo dot om

Sarah said...

Love love love Mireio Spa and Travel Pillow -- Moss Green Linen and Umbrellas. Also love all the candles. Lovely!

sarahmarietownsend(at)gmail(dot)com

Sarah said...

I hearted her Etsy shop!

sarahmarietownsend(at)gmail(dot)com (stown)

Felissa Hadas said...

I really love the smell of lavendar so I would love the Handmade Lavender Sachets -- Set of Two -- Liberty of London -- Eloise though I wish the postcards with the flower was a bigger picture I would love to frame it and put it up on the wall.

Felissa
twolittlecavaliers gmail com
www.twolittlecavaliers.blogspot.com

Wehaf said...

I love the Vintage Menswear Pillow -- Handmade-- Buckwheat Hulls and Balsam.

urchiken at gmail dot com

The Taylor Household said...

I love the eloise liberty of london pillow
jonilynntaylor at gmail dot com

The Taylor Household said...

Miero fb fan
joni taylor
jonilynntaylor at gmail dot com

The Taylor Household said...

your fb fan
joni taylor
jonilynntaylor at gmail dot com

NGS said...

I like the Vintage Bone China Plate -- Oyster Shell Shaped with Wild Roses. I can imagine keeping it on my nightstand so that I could put my jewelry on it.

Virginia E. Berry said...

Ooo wouldn't this make a great birthday gift (it's my 28th birthday Sunday!) I love the glass this candle is in and the spicy scent. Love spices Luxury Soy Candle in Vintage Glass -- Sultry Vanilla Spice
I am yazberryfashion.etsy.com
@yazberryfashion on twitter and
yazberry(dot)fashion(at)gmail(dot)com

Virginia E. Berry said...

I've hearted Wende's Etsy shop. I am yazberryfashion. Cute shop!

Virginia E. Berry said...

I follow Wende on Twitter. I'm @yazberryfashion

Virginia E. Berry said...

I am a fan of Wende's shop on Facebook. I'm Virginia Berry

Virginia E. Berry said...

I follow you on twitter. I'm @yazberryfashion

Virginia E. Berry said...

I follow you on Facebook. I am Virginia Berry

Amber said...

My favorite is the Vintage Bone China Plate Oyster Shell Shaped with Wild Roses!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I heart Mireio's shop on Etsy - my Etsy username is Hurdler4eva
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I heart your Etsy shop - Etsy username is Hurdler4eva
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I follow your blog!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

Roses are my favourite flower so I pick this as my favourite item:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/39586177/fine-art-photography-postcards-set-of-5


debyeo at hotmail dot com

Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

I follow Wende on Twitter (dspdavey).

AM said...

The Eloise pillow is my favorite, very lovely fabric!

Thanks for the giveaway!

(Email in blogger profile)

The Prickly Pinecone said...

I adore the love letter sachets! How romantic.

thepricklypinecone(at)hotmail(dot)com

The Prickly Pinecone said...

I am following your blog.

thepricklypinecone(at)hotmail(dot)com

The Prickly Pinecone said...

I hearted your shop!

thepricklypinecone(at)hotmail(dot)com

Aik said...

I love the Lavender Sachet -- Maya Adorned.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I hearted her shop! (bloomingblossom)

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

Follow Wende on Twitter @aikchien

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

Fan Mireio's Facebook page (Aik Chien)

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

Follow Wende's Mireio Blog via Google reader.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

Follow Wende's Personal Blog via Google reader.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I hearted your shop.(bloomingblossom)

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

Follow Voleur De Bijoux

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

Follow Voleur De Bijoux on Twitter @aikchien

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

Fan Voleur De Bijoux's Facebook page (Aik Chien)

aikychien at yahoo dot com

poetees said...

My favorite item is the topaz glass vintage candle :)
But it was a very hard decision!

poetees at gmail dot com

nanda said...

I love this pillow :
http://www.etsy.com/listing/43414631/eloise-liberty-of-london-pillow

But i loooove all the items, beautiful colors !

Nanda
misspolkadot@live.nl

Jasmine1485 said...

The Sweater Votive -- 3 oz Framboise Noire Candle sounds delicious! I would have to say that's my favourite item, but the Vanilla and Sandalwood is a close second :)

Kate1485 @ hotmail.com
http://ntfancy.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

I like the lime and coconut soy candle-vintage glass.
debp
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

Daya, muito prazer... said...

Daiane Negretti
daia171@hotmail.com

I loved the:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/35849262/vintage-bone-china-plate-oyster-shell

aj said...

I love the luxury soy candle ( :

A_C_E_ at hotmail dot com

Annie said...

My favorite item is the Spa and Travel pillow!

annie(dot)milner(at)gmail(dot)com

Annie said...

I hearted MIREIO on Etsy (rammay)

annie(dot)milner(at)gmail(dot)com

Annie said...

Became a fan of Mereio on Facebook (Annie Milner)

annie(dot)milner(at)gmail(dot)com

Annie said...

I hearted your Etsy shop (rammay)

annie(dot)milner(at)gmail(dot)com

Annie said...

I follow your blog via GFC

annie(dot)milner(at)gmail(dot)com

Annie said...

I follow you on Facebook (Annie Milner)

annie(dot)milner(at)gmail(dot)com

CathyH said...

I love the Luxury Soy candle in that beautiful vintage glass
cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

CathyH said...

I hearted here shop!
cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

CathyH said...

I also added your shop to my favorites
cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

Elena said...

I love the Mireio Votives -- Yuzu -- Set of 4

Elena R

queen-of-pain(at)yandex(dot)com

Elena said...

I fan Mireio on FB (Elena Rudaya)

queen-of-pain(at)yandex(dot)com

Elena said...

I am following your blog

queen-of-pain(at)yandex(dot)com

Elena said...

I can't find your FB page

queen-of-pain(at)yandex(dot)com

@ByHandGiveaways said...

Love the Sweater Votive -- 3 oz Framboise Noire Candle

duhnellecarter [at] yahoo . com

@ByHandGiveaways said...

hearted tagsandbuttons

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@ByHandGiveaways said...

already follow her on twitter @tagsandbuttons
duhnellecarter [at] yahoo . com

@ByHandGiveaways said...

FB fan

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@ByHandGiveaways said...

hearted your shop tagsandbuttons

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@ByHandGiveaways said...

tweet http://twitter.com/byhandgiveaways/status/13147444560

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@ByHandGiveaways said...

twitter follow you @tagsandbuttons

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@ByHandGiveaways said...

fb fan you tags buttons

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@ByHandGiveaways said...

blog
http://byhandgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/04/mireio-25-gift-certificate-expires-0512.html

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@ByHandGiveaways said...

blog entry 2


http://byhandgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/04/mireio-25-gift-certificate-expires-0512.html

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@ByHandGiveaways said...

Follow this blog

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Beathag said...

I like The Pajama Pillow

sophia.komninou at gmail.com

Beathag said...

I hearted the shop

princessophie

Beathag said...

I am fan in Mireios's facebook page

Sophia Komninou

Beathag said...

I hearthed your shop

princessophie

Molly said...

The La Mer -- Luxury Spa Candle -- Vintage Aquamarine Glass

molls94@yahoo.com

fisiwoman said...

Enter me please! My favorite item is: Lavender Sachet -- Maya Adorned

Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman@hotmail.com
Spain

fisiwoman said...

Following Wende on Twitter (@fisiwoman)


fisiwoman@hotmail.com

fisiwoman said...

I'm a Fan on Mireio's Facebook (Ana Belén R M)

fisiwoman@hotmail.com

fisiwoman said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/fisiwoman/statuses/13269723842

fisiwoman@hotmail.com

fisiwoman said...

Post it on FB: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000825276857&v=wall&story_fbid=113849448650303&ref=mf

fisiwoman@hotmail.com

fisiwoman said...

Following your blog via google


fisiwoman@hotmail.com

fisiwoman said...

Following on twitter (@fisiwoman)

fisiwoman@hotmail.com

fisiwoman said...

Following on FB (Ana Belén R M)

fisiwoman@hotmail.com

International Giveaways said...

The Sailing -- Buckwheat Hull and Lavender Pillow sounds like it smells yummy & I like the pattern!

Ronit
internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

International Giveaways said...

I follow Wende on Twitter
@intlgiveaways

Ronit
internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

International Giveaways said...

I follow you on twitter!
@intlgiveaways

Ronit
internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

International Giveaways said...

Blog post! Entry 1

http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/04/25-gift-certificate-to-mireio.html

Ronit
internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

International Giveaways said...

Blog post! Entry 2

http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/04/25-gift-certificate-to-mireio.html

Ronit
internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

Susan said...

I am following your blog.

susanwilliamsdesigns.etsy.com

Susan said...

I hearted your shop.

susanwilliamsdesigns.etsy.com

Susan said...

I am a fan of your page on facebook

susanwilliamsdesigns.etsy.com

Susan said...

I hearted Mireio's shop because I LOVE LOVE LOVE her shop. Thank you for featuring her shop.

susanwilliamsdesigns.etsy.com

Susan said...

I love the pillows. This one is a favorite http://www.etsy.com/listing/40270214/le-jardin-pillow-buckwheat-hulls-and

susanwilliamsdesigns.etsy.com

AmbreRose said...

I would like the scent of the Luxury Candle -- Blackberry and Vanilla Inspired -- Love Spells. And the love spells could help too :) ambrerose(!at)aol(dot)com

AmbreRose said...

twitter follower of you! ambrerose1

TigerLily said...

ooh i like the Handmade Lavender Sachets!


http://tigerlilysbook.blogspot.com

TigerLily said...

ooh i like the Handmade Lavender Sachets!


http://tigerlilysbook.blogspot.com

TigerLily said...

i heart mireio (id 2thousandthings)


http://tigerlilysbook.blogspot.com

TigerLily said...

i heart your shop too (id 2thousandthings)

http://tigerlilysbook.blogspot.com

TigerLily said...

i followed you on twitter (id 2thousandthings)


http://tigerlilysbook.blogspot.com

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love the Val Verde, Buckwheat Fill And Lavender Pillow, $25!

phrannie said...

cool stuff! i love this one:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/37467713/mireio-spa-and-travel-pillow-moss-green

@FlamingBlingy
phranne[at]yahoo.com

phrannie said...

following Wende on twitter

@FlamingBlingy
phranne[at]yahoo.com

phrannie said...

hearted YOUR store, because it is unbelievably gorgeous!! i am "phranne" on Etsy

@FlamingBlingy
phranne[at]yahoo.com

phrannie said...

following Voleur blog with GFC

@FlamingBlingy
phranne[at]yahoo.com

phrannie said...

following Voleur on twitter

@FlamingBlingy
phranne[at]yahoo.com

Shelley said...

I LOVE the Eloise -- Liberty of London Pillow!!!
seashell210 at gmail dot com

Shelley said...

I hearted her shop!
seashell210 at gmail dot com

Shelley said...

I follow Wende on Twitter (charmedlifeblog)
seashell210 at gmail dot com

Shelley said...

Follow Wende's Mireio Blog via Google Reader
seashell210 at gmail dot com

Shelley said...

Heart your Etsy shop!
seashell210 at gmail dot com

Shelley said...

Follow you on Twitter!
seashell210 at gmail dot com

Shelley said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/charmedlifeblog/status/13522652267

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Shelley said...

Follow your blog Voleur De Bijoux!

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Shelley said...

Blogged: http://boutiqueofluck.blogspot.com/2010/05/25-gift-certificate-to-mireio-ends-512.html

ENTRY #1
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Shelley said...

Blogged: http://boutiqueofluck.blogspot.com/2010/05/25-gift-certificate-to-mireio-ends-512.html

ENTRY #2
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Shelley said...

Following Evidently via Google Reader
seashell210 at gmail dot com

Spaz said...

I love the Buckwheat Hull Pillow --Vintage Textiles -- Mid Century Wonderful. Yum!

stasew at hotmail dot com

Spaz said...

I hearted Wende's etsy shop, Mireio.

etsyid=stase

stasew at homail dot com

Spaz said...

I fb fanned Mirieo's page

Stase L. .... stasew at hotmail dot com

burlap+blue said...

love her pillows! esp. Spring Leaves!

burlap+blue said...

hearted her shop!

Ada said...

I love the Mireiro Votive Candles.


addalynn.star[at]gmail[dot]com

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angie lilly said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the Vintage Glass Candle -- Sweet Bourbon -- Topaz Glass!
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

angie lilly said...

I hearted her Etsy shop as FotoMacro.
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

angie lilly said...

I follow her on Twitter as FotoMacro.
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

angie lilly said...

I am her FB fan, Tofu Fairy.
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

angie lilly said...

I follow her blog via google reader.
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

angie lilly said...

I follow her personal blog via google reader.
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

angie lilly said...

I tweeted this giveaway here: http://twitter.com/FotoMacro/status/13796003750
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

angie lilly said...

I hearted your Etsy shop as FotoMacro.
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

angie lilly said...

I follow your blog via GFC.
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

angie lilly said...

I follow your blog via google reader too.
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

angie lilly said...

I follow your blog via FB network blogs as Tofu Fairy.
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

angie lilly said...

I follow you on Twitter as FotoMacro.
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

angie lilly said...

I follow you on FB as Tofu Fairy.
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

eclairre said...

My favorite item is Sweater Votive -- 3 oz Framboise Noire Candle

Scott said...

Vintage Glass Candle -- Sweet Bourbon -- Amber Glass is my fav item in her store.
Scott
nynekats at aol dot com

Scott said...

faved her shop under repurrpussed
Scott
nynekats at aol dot com

Scott said...

faved your shop under repurrpussed
Scott
nynekats at aol dot com

Scott said...

follow her on twitter under repurrpussed
Scott
nynekats at aol dot com

Scott said...

follow you on twitter under repurrpussed
Scott
nynekats at aol dot com

Scott said...

her facebook fan Heath Cole
Scott
nynekats at aol dot com

Scott said...

your facebook fan Heath Cole
Scott
nynekats at aol dot com

Scott said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/RePurrPussed/status/13798396907
Scott
nynekats at aol dot com

Scott said...

follow her blog w/google reader
Scott
nynekats at aol dot com

Scott said...

follow her personal blog w/google reader
Scott
nynekats at aol dot com

Scott said...

follow your blog w/google reader
Scott
nynekats at aol dot com

Scott said...

follow your blog w/google friend
Scott
nynekats at aol dot com

Scott said...

follow you on FB network blogs as Heath Cole
Scott
nynekats at aol dot com

Barb, Diabetic Snacker said...

I subscribe by rss google reader.

Tylerpants said...

I love the beautiful Spring Leaves-- Handmade Buckwheat Hulls and Lavender Pillow. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

I'm a follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

A Clockwork Porridge said...

Vintage Windowpane Pillow -- Buckwheat Hulls and Lavender Fill

Beautiful shop!

superfluousday(at)yahoo(dot)com

aj said...

The Vintage Bavarian Trinket Plate is really cute ( :

A_C_E_ at hotmail dot com

very married said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/39586177/fine-art-photography-postcards-set-of-5

ms(d0t)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

i like the vintage juice glasses.
shen
divertida(at)fastmail(dot)fm

Anonymous said...

i hearted her shop.
shen
divertida(at)fastmail(dot)fm

Anonymous said...

i hearted your shop, as well.
shen
divertida(at)fastmail(dot)fm

mim said...

Vintage Glass Candle -- Sweet Bourbon -- Topaz Glass is my absolute fave--love the look and the scent!

miriam dot nussbaum at gmail

mim said...

miriam dot nussbaum at gmail
follow your blog!

Listen to Voleur de Bijoux

Believe in yourself and love what you do...this is your life. Make each day count.

Voleur De Bijoux

Apr 28, 2010

Giveaway: MIREIO

There are some people who have a
certain je ne sais quoi...everything
they touch will glow with a pure
sense of style and signature.
Mireio is such a place where delightful
things are created. Your soul just feels
happy looking at all the beautiful colors 
and designs...from handmade candles,
delightfully scented sachets, and the
cutest handmade fabric acorns filled
with lavender.
It's a wonderful place to find
beautiful and luxurious gifts for
someone special or treat yourself
to a little bliss for being good.
Any reason is a good reason
to bring some Mireio home. 
The creative, sweet, and talented person
behind this fabulous shop is name Wende. 
We'd met on Twitter and became instant
friends over our love of all things chocolate.
...and of course I became a fan of Wende's
gorgeous shop. I would check out her 
new listings and daydream about all those
lovely floral pillows and scented candles.
I could only imagine how heavenly her
studio would smell like from all of these
wonderful creations. It's probably like
living in a zen garden filled with lotus
flowers, bees, and hummingbirds.
A part of me thought that Wende could be related
to Martha Stewart...and I'm sure if we did a
genealogy test, they might be distant cousins. :)
I wanted to know more about this creative
lady and her special warm spirit. So I
interviewed Wende to find out a little bit
more about her and her lovely Etsy shop. 
 
~Interview~
1. When did you start creating or felt
inspired to do so?
I've been creating most of my life. But
I started Mireio a few years back out
of my complete love of vintage. I found
I was buying more and more fabric and
really wanted to MAKE. Before I knew
it, I was creating items for friends and
my home and one thing led to another.
2. How do you start your designs or what
sparks your artistic ideas?
I find inspiration just about everywhere
I look! For decor items, everything starts
with fabric. A vintage textile will pretty
much tell you what it wants to be. With
candles, I create fragrances based on
experiences and scent memories---I think
we all have "smells" that take us places,
and I work to create candles that are
evocative. And I look at each vintage
glass and decide what fragrance would
work best.
 3. What do you love about creating things
with your own hands?
There is something about that, right? I love
knowing that I made something beautiful.
And then when someone buys that item
and loves it, it's an utter joy to know
something I created is making their
home/life more enjoyable. Such a thrill!
 4. People love seeing other artist's studio
space...Do you have a picture or
description of your "creative space"?
This makes me laugh--I have this adorable
house on the Coast of Oregon. It's really
something special, you'd think my studio
would be too! But my family jokes that my
studio is where furniture goes to die. It's an
utter mismatch of items. I'm ever the recycler,
so I'm always finding ways to reuse items we
no longer want in other spaces. Plus, it's
functional. And you can't beat that!
5. What learning lessons do you have to share
with other artists?
Be true to yourself. Lots of people will tell
you, "if you just did this..." But I find it's
best to follow my own muse. I trust that!
My husband and child are always saying,
"Oh, that's so MIREIO!" And it's equally
important to know what's not you. Be
yourself, because YOU'RE PERFECT
just the way you are!
Here's the fabulous giveaway that you
have all been waiting for...
It is with great honor for me to host
this lovely giveaway by MIREIO!
...........................................................
WIN a $25
Gift Certificate to
~~
Starts on April 28th and
Ends on May 12th.  
...........................................................
FIRST Entry (mandatory)
come back here, post a comment with your
favorite item(s) from MIREIO, leave your
name, e-mail, Etsy shop, Twitter, FB 
or any other info for me to contact you.
~~
EXTRA BONUS Entries
(please post separately)
2. Heart Wende's Etsy Shop: MIREIO
3. Follow Wende on Twitter: http://twitter.com/wende
4. Fan Mireio's Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/MireioDesigns
5. Follow Wende's Mireio Blog: http://mireiodesigns.com/
6. Follow Wende's Personal Blog: http://evidently.org/
7. Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter: http://twitter.com/
8. Post this giveaway on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/
9. Post Mireio on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/
11. Follow my blog Voleur De Bijoux: http://voleurdebijoux.blogspot.com/
12. Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/voleurdebijoux
13. Follow me on Facebook: VoleurDeBijoux
14. Blog about this giveaway: (2 bonus entries)
Thank you so much for your lovely comments
and entries! Have a beautiful day...xoxo

177 comments:

BEadECLECTIC said...

I love the Gigi -- Liberty of London Pillow -- Buckwheat Hulls and Lavender Fill!

bead.eclectic at gmail dot com

BEadECLECTIC said...

I hearted her shop!

bead.eclectic at gmail dot com
(BEadECLECTIC)

BEadECLECTIC said...

I hearted YOUR shop, too!


bead.eclectic at gmail dot com
(BEadECLECTIC)

katia said...

i love the Sweater Votive -- 3 oz Framboise Noire Candle. so pretty!

kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

katia said...

i hearted her shop under KatjaJ

kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

revival said...

I love this one
http://www.etsy.com/listing/43295891/val-verde-buckwheat-hull-and-lavender

the fabric is just great and something i could treasure

revival said...

And i am now following on Twitter

revival said...

I have liked on face book and hearted the shop to
thanks helga

Kristen said...

I like the Lime and Coconut Soy Candle in Vintage Glass.

couponboss at gmail dot com

gracey said...

I love the Handmade Lavender Sachets -- Set of Two -- Liberty of London -- Eloise.

gracey said...

I hearted Wende on etsy.

gracey said...
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gracey said...

I hearted Voleur De Bijoux on etsy.

Sharon said...

Loving the Framboise Noire Soy Candle -- Set of 2 in Vintage Glass. The scent she describes sounds awesome and the vintage glass is cool!

E-mail public in Blogger profile.

Marci J said...

Love the Handmade Lavender Sachets -- Set of Two -- Liberty of London -- Eloise.
june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

Ang said...

Love the Handmade Lavender Sachets -- (Liberty of London -- Eloise). Thanks so much!

ang
ang_vaughan at yahoo dot om

Sarah said...

Love love love Mireio Spa and Travel Pillow -- Moss Green Linen and Umbrellas. Also love all the candles. Lovely!

sarahmarietownsend(at)gmail(dot)com

Sarah said...

I hearted her Etsy shop!

sarahmarietownsend(at)gmail(dot)com (stown)

Felissa Hadas said...

I really love the smell of lavendar so I would love the Handmade Lavender Sachets -- Set of Two -- Liberty of London -- Eloise though I wish the postcards with the flower was a bigger picture I would love to frame it and put it up on the wall.

Felissa
twolittlecavaliers gmail com
www.twolittlecavaliers.blogspot.com

Wehaf said...

I love the Vintage Menswear Pillow -- Handmade-- Buckwheat Hulls and Balsam.

urchiken at gmail dot com

The Taylor Household said...

I love the eloise liberty of london pillow
jonilynntaylor at gmail dot com

The Taylor Household said...

Miero fb fan
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The Taylor Household said...

your fb fan
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NGS said...

I like the Vintage Bone China Plate -- Oyster Shell Shaped with Wild Roses. I can imagine keeping it on my nightstand so that I could put my jewelry on it.

Virginia E. Berry said...

Ooo wouldn't this make a great birthday gift (it's my 28th birthday Sunday!) I love the glass this candle is in and the spicy scent. Love spices Luxury Soy Candle in Vintage Glass -- Sultry Vanilla Spice
I am yazberryfashion.etsy.com
@yazberryfashion on twitter and
yazberry(dot)fashion(at)gmail(dot)com

Virginia E. Berry said...

I've hearted Wende's Etsy shop. I am yazberryfashion. Cute shop!

Virginia E. Berry said...

I follow Wende on Twitter. I'm @yazberryfashion

Virginia E. Berry said...

I am a fan of Wende's shop on Facebook. I'm Virginia Berry

Virginia E. Berry said...

I follow you on twitter. I'm @yazberryfashion

Virginia E. Berry said...

I follow you on Facebook. I am Virginia Berry

Amber said...

My favorite is the Vintage Bone China Plate Oyster Shell Shaped with Wild Roses!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I heart Mireio's shop on Etsy - my Etsy username is Hurdler4eva
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I heart your Etsy shop - Etsy username is Hurdler4eva
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I follow your blog!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

Roses are my favourite flower so I pick this as my favourite item:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/39586177/fine-art-photography-postcards-set-of-5


debyeo at hotmail dot com

Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

I follow Wende on Twitter (dspdavey).

AM said...

The Eloise pillow is my favorite, very lovely fabric!

Thanks for the giveaway!

(Email in blogger profile)

The Prickly Pinecone said...

I adore the love letter sachets! How romantic.

thepricklypinecone(at)hotmail(dot)com

The Prickly Pinecone said...

I am following your blog.

thepricklypinecone(at)hotmail(dot)com

The Prickly Pinecone said...

I hearted your shop!

thepricklypinecone(at)hotmail(dot)com

Aik said...

I love the Lavender Sachet -- Maya Adorned.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I hearted her shop! (bloomingblossom)

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

Follow Wende on Twitter @aikchien

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

Fan Mireio's Facebook page (Aik Chien)

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

Follow Wende's Mireio Blog via Google reader.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

Follow Wende's Personal Blog via Google reader.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I hearted your shop.(bloomingblossom)

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

Follow Voleur De Bijoux

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Aik said...

Follow Voleur De Bijoux on Twitter @aikchien

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

Fan Voleur De Bijoux's Facebook page (Aik Chien)

aikychien at yahoo dot com

poetees said...

My favorite item is the topaz glass vintage candle :)
But it was a very hard decision!

poetees at gmail dot com

nanda said...

I love this pillow :
http://www.etsy.com/listing/43414631/eloise-liberty-of-london-pillow

But i loooove all the items, beautiful colors !

Nanda
misspolkadot@live.nl

Jasmine1485 said...

The Sweater Votive -- 3 oz Framboise Noire Candle sounds delicious! I would have to say that's my favourite item, but the Vanilla and Sandalwood is a close second :)

Kate1485 @ hotmail.com
http://ntfancy.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

I like the lime and coconut soy candle-vintage glass.
debp
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

Daya, muito prazer... said...

Daiane Negretti
daia171@hotmail.com

I loved the:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/35849262/vintage-bone-china-plate-oyster-shell

aj said...

I love the luxury soy candle ( :

A_C_E_ at hotmail dot com

Annie said...

My favorite item is the Spa and Travel pillow!

annie(dot)milner(at)gmail(dot)com

Annie said...

I hearted MIREIO on Etsy (rammay)

annie(dot)milner(at)gmail(dot)com

Annie said...

Became a fan of Mereio on Facebook (Annie Milner)

annie(dot)milner(at)gmail(dot)com

Annie said...

I hearted your Etsy shop (rammay)

annie(dot)milner(at)gmail(dot)com

Annie said...

I follow your blog via GFC

annie(dot)milner(at)gmail(dot)com

Annie said...

I follow you on Facebook (Annie Milner)

annie(dot)milner(at)gmail(dot)com

CathyH said...

I love the Luxury Soy candle in that beautiful vintage glass
cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

CathyH said...

I hearted here shop!
cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

CathyH said...

I also added your shop to my favorites
cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

Elena said...

I love the Mireio Votives -- Yuzu -- Set of 4

Elena R

queen-of-pain(at)yandex(dot)com

Elena said...

I fan Mireio on FB (Elena Rudaya)

queen-of-pain(at)yandex(dot)com

Elena said...

I am following your blog

queen-of-pain(at)yandex(dot)com

Elena said...

I can't find your FB page

queen-of-pain(at)yandex(dot)com

@ByHandGiveaways said...

Love the Sweater Votive -- 3 oz Framboise Noire Candle

duhnellecarter [at] yahoo . com

@ByHandGiveaways said...

hearted tagsandbuttons

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@ByHandGiveaways said...

already follow her on twitter @tagsandbuttons
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@ByHandGiveaways said...

FB fan

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@ByHandGiveaways said...

hearted your shop tagsandbuttons

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@ByHandGiveaways said...

tweet http://twitter.com/byhandgiveaways/status/13147444560

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@ByHandGiveaways said...

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@ByHandGiveaways said...

blog
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@ByHandGiveaways said...

blog entry 2


http://byhandgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/04/mireio-25-gift-certificate-expires-0512.html

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@ByHandGiveaways said...

Follow this blog

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Beathag said...

I like The Pajama Pillow

sophia.komninou at gmail.com

Beathag said...

I hearted the shop

princessophie

Beathag said...

I am fan in Mireios's facebook page

Sophia Komninou

Beathag said...

I hearthed your shop

princessophie

Molly said...

The La Mer -- Luxury Spa Candle -- Vintage Aquamarine Glass

molls94@yahoo.com

fisiwoman said...

Enter me please! My favorite item is: Lavender Sachet -- Maya Adorned

Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman@hotmail.com
Spain

fisiwoman said...

Following Wende on Twitter (@fisiwoman)


fisiwoman@hotmail.com

fisiwoman said...

I'm a Fan on Mireio's Facebook (Ana Belén R M)

fisiwoman@hotmail.com

fisiwoman said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/fisiwoman/statuses/13269723842

fisiwoman@hotmail.com

fisiwoman said...

Post it on FB: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000825276857&v=wall&story_fbid=113849448650303&ref=mf

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fisiwoman said...

Following your blog via google


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fisiwoman said...

Following on twitter (@fisiwoman)

fisiwoman@hotmail.com

fisiwoman said...

Following on FB (Ana Belén R M)

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International Giveaways said...

The Sailing -- Buckwheat Hull and Lavender Pillow sounds like it smells yummy & I like the pattern!

Ronit
internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

International Giveaways said...

I follow Wende on Twitter
@intlgiveaways

Ronit
internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

International Giveaways said...

I follow you on twitter!
@intlgiveaways

Ronit
internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

International Giveaways said...

Blog post! Entry 1

http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/04/25-gift-certificate-to-mireio.html

Ronit
internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

International Giveaways said...

Blog post! Entry 2

http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/04/25-gift-certificate-to-mireio.html

Ronit
internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

Susan said...

I am following your blog.

susanwilliamsdesigns.etsy.com

Susan said...

I hearted your shop.

susanwilliamsdesigns.etsy.com

Susan said...

I am a fan of your page on facebook

susanwilliamsdesigns.etsy.com

Susan said...

I hearted Mireio's shop because I LOVE LOVE LOVE her shop. Thank you for featuring her shop.

susanwilliamsdesigns.etsy.com

Susan said...

I love the pillows. This one is a favorite http://www.etsy.com/listing/40270214/le-jardin-pillow-buckwheat-hulls-and

susanwilliamsdesigns.etsy.com

AmbreRose said...

I would like the scent of the Luxury Candle -- Blackberry and Vanilla Inspired -- Love Spells. And the love spells could help too :) ambrerose(!at)aol(dot)com

AmbreRose said...

twitter follower of you! ambrerose1

TigerLily said...

ooh i like the Handmade Lavender Sachets!


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TigerLily said...

ooh i like the Handmade Lavender Sachets!


http://tigerlilysbook.blogspot.com

TigerLily said...

i heart mireio (id 2thousandthings)


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TigerLily said...

i heart your shop too (id 2thousandthings)

http://tigerlilysbook.blogspot.com

TigerLily said...

i followed you on twitter (id 2thousandthings)


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Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love the Val Verde, Buckwheat Fill And Lavender Pillow, $25!

phrannie said...

cool stuff! i love this one:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/37467713/mireio-spa-and-travel-pillow-moss-green

@FlamingBlingy
phranne[at]yahoo.com

phrannie said...

following Wende on twitter

@FlamingBlingy
phranne[at]yahoo.com

phrannie said...

hearted YOUR store, because it is unbelievably gorgeous!! i am "phranne" on Etsy

@FlamingBlingy
phranne[at]yahoo.com

phrannie said...

following Voleur blog with GFC

@FlamingBlingy
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phrannie said...

following Voleur on twitter

@FlamingBlingy
phranne[at]yahoo.com

Shelley said...

I LOVE the Eloise -- Liberty of London Pillow!!!
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Shelley said...

I hearted her shop!
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Shelley said...

I follow Wende on Twitter (charmedlifeblog)
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Shelley said...

Follow Wende's Mireio Blog via Google Reader
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Shelley said...

Heart your Etsy shop!
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Shelley said...

Follow you on Twitter!
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Shelley said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/charmedlifeblog/status/13522652267

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Shelley said...

Follow your blog Voleur De Bijoux!

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Shelley said...

Blogged: http://boutiqueofluck.blogspot.com/2010/05/25-gift-certificate-to-mireio-ends-512.html

ENTRY #1
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Shelley said...

Blogged: http://boutiqueofluck.blogspot.com/2010/05/25-gift-certificate-to-mireio-ends-512.html

ENTRY #2
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Shelley said...

Following Evidently via Google Reader
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Spaz said...

I love the Buckwheat Hull Pillow --Vintage Textiles -- Mid Century Wonderful. Yum!

stasew at hotmail dot com

Spaz said...

I hearted Wende's etsy shop, Mireio.

etsyid=stase

stasew at homail dot com

Spaz said...

I fb fanned Mirieo's page

Stase L. .... stasew at hotmail dot com

burlap+blue said...

love her pillows! esp. Spring Leaves!

burlap+blue said...

hearted her shop!

Ada said...

I love the Mireiro Votive Candles.


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angie lilly said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the Vintage Glass Candle -- Sweet Bourbon -- Topaz Glass!
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

angie lilly said...

I hearted her Etsy shop as FotoMacro.
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

angie lilly said...

I follow her on Twitter as FotoMacro.
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

angie lilly said...

I am her FB fan, Tofu Fairy.
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

angie lilly said...

I follow her blog via google reader.
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

angie lilly said...

I follow her personal blog via google reader.
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

angie lilly said...

I tweeted this giveaway here: http://twitter.com/FotoMacro/status/13796003750
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

angie lilly said...

I hearted your Etsy shop as FotoMacro.
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

angie lilly said...

I follow your blog via GFC.
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

angie lilly said...

I follow your blog via google reader too.
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

angie lilly said...

I follow your blog via FB network blogs as Tofu Fairy.
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

angie lilly said...

I follow you on Twitter as FotoMacro.
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

angie lilly said...

I follow you on FB as Tofu Fairy.
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

eclairre said...

My favorite item is Sweater Votive -- 3 oz Framboise Noire Candle

Scott said...

Vintage Glass Candle -- Sweet Bourbon -- Amber Glass is my fav item in her store.
Scott
nynekats at aol dot com

Scott said...

faved her shop under repurrpussed
Scott
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Scott said...

faved your shop under repurrpussed
Scott
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Scott said...

follow her on twitter under repurrpussed
Scott
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Scott said...

follow you on twitter under repurrpussed
Scott
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Scott said...

her facebook fan Heath Cole
Scott
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Scott said...

your facebook fan Heath Cole
Scott
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Scott said...

tweeted
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Scott
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Scott said...

follow her blog w/google reader
Scott
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Scott said...

follow her personal blog w/google reader
Scott
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Scott said...

follow your blog w/google reader
Scott
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Scott said...

follow your blog w/google friend
Scott
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Scott said...

follow you on FB network blogs as Heath Cole
Scott
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Barb, Diabetic Snacker said...

I subscribe by rss google reader.

Tylerpants said...

I love the beautiful Spring Leaves-- Handmade Buckwheat Hulls and Lavender Pillow. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

I'm a follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

A Clockwork Porridge said...

Vintage Windowpane Pillow -- Buckwheat Hulls and Lavender Fill

Beautiful shop!

superfluousday(at)yahoo(dot)com

aj said...

The Vintage Bavarian Trinket Plate is really cute ( :

A_C_E_ at hotmail dot com

very married said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/39586177/fine-art-photography-postcards-set-of-5

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Anonymous said...

i like the vintage juice glasses.
shen
divertida(at)fastmail(dot)fm

Anonymous said...

i hearted her shop.
shen
divertida(at)fastmail(dot)fm

Anonymous said...

i hearted your shop, as well.
shen
divertida(at)fastmail(dot)fm

mim said...

Vintage Glass Candle -- Sweet Bourbon -- Topaz Glass is my absolute fave--love the look and the scent!

miriam dot nussbaum at gmail

mim said...

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follow your blog!