November 16, 2009

Can I share some pics of my roses?


I just love fresh roses. :)


I *especially* love the multicolored ones- it’s like a rainbow of roses! :)


My favorite grocery store has these gorgeous buds for $7 a dozen– so I try to pick some up when I know we’re having company over.


The only problem with that is then I have to arrange them myself. And I am just terrible at that! Is that just me? Does anyone else lack the necessary gene required to neatly arrange roses in a vase?? :p

But they match the kitchen pretty good, huh?? :)


Check out that vase… This is *definitely* a “company’s coming over” vase!! :) It was custom made and engraved by Paula from Plays with Mud.. And look at that- she used a Pea Font! :) That’s Pea Lacy Chunky. Isn’t that cool?? :)


Can you *believe* that gorgeous detailing?? Outta this world!


Look what else Paula came up with.. Oh my goodness… I admit, when I first saw these mini vases (engraved with Create, Inspire, Dream), I wanted to snatch them right up and use them in my scraproom! :)


Can you imagine all the cute stuff I could hold in here?? Colored pencils, pens, brushes… Meep!

Yes. These vases are so cute, I actually “meep’d”. I’m not even sure what a meep is. It just slipped out.

But I’ll have to wait… cause THESE mini vases are going to one of you!! :)

Time’s up!! Scroll down to see who won!! :)

That’s right! One SUPer lucky commenter is going to win this set of three little mini vases! :) I gotta be honest- I’m super jealous! :) Super super jealous! :)

To be entered to win this set of three mini, custom engraved mini vases, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post! :) Take a browse around Paula’s Etsy shoppe and tell me what you are dying to have in your house! :)

I have to admit… I can’t pick just one!

Cookies for Santa Custom Engraved Pottery Plate

Like this Cookies for Santa Plate! :) This would be soooooooo perfect for the holidays! I almost meeped again. :blush:

Baby's First Birthday Custom Engraved Pottery Plate

Or, Oh My Gosh… This. This would make the BEST. baby gift. Ever. Can you imagine getting this for baby’s first birthday and then serving a special birthday meal / cake on this special plate for every birthday??! Wouldn’t that make the neatest tradition?? :)

Custom Engraved Wedding Date Vase

Custom Engraved Wedding Date Vase

Of course these two vases engraved with a wedding anniversary date appeal to me… :)

Custom Pottery Bowls

Oh and these bowls. I gotta have these bowls. I bet they would keep ice cream super cold!! :)

Okok. I’ll stop.

No wait, I have one more thing to tell you! :) Paula is running a promotion through the end of November- anyone who places an order during the month of November will be entered to win a FREE custom platter!!!


OMG!! Look at this!! This is just a sample of one of Paula’s platters.. Can you imagine??! :)

AND…. If you mention… You will get an extra 10% off your entire order! :)

You can order through Paula’s Etsy shop, or you can contact her directly through email for a custom order! But hurry! This offer is only good through November, 30th, 2009! :)

And the giveaway is ending sooner that that. :D

The giveaway for the three mini-vases ends Wednesday, November 18th at 1 pm CST! So get your comment in before then!! And remember- one entry per person please! :)

Time’s Up!

The winner of the three mini vases is…

#374 Heidi!


Congratulations Heidi! A “meep-er” after my own heart! :) I know you’ll LOVE the vases- congrats again!! :)

For everyone else, don’t forget you can still get 10% any of Paula’s pottery from now until the end of November- even CUSTOM pieces!! So if you want your own mini vases, or a vase like I have, or anything else you don’t see in her Etsy store… Just go ahead and email her for a custom quote!

Now if you’ll excuse me. I have like 50 orders to go place right now. :D

Thanks for looking!! :)

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Jeannine November 16, 2009 at 4:06 pm

OMG – these are great! I like the Forever wedding vase too!

Megan November 16, 2009 at 4:08 pm

Those are soooo cool! Meep! ;-)

Lisa McCoy November 16, 2009 at 4:09 pm

The mini vase are super cute but those bowls…….are fabulous!

Lisa Love November 16, 2009 at 4:09 pm

These look very cool! She is very talented!

Lori M November 16, 2009 at 4:09 pm

Beautiful roses – love the baby plate – how awesome. Looks like some wonderful art! Hope I win ;-)

Megan Turnidge November 16, 2009 at 4:10 pm

Oooooh! Beautimous!!! I LOVE THOSE!! Very cool shop… I love the set of Rustic Stripe Vases.

Meghan November 16, 2009 at 4:13 pm

I am dying to have those!!! How stinking cute! I think something Christmasy (is that right???) would look cute in them!!! Wierd, I know, but I am dying to get the Christmas things up!

Denise November 16, 2009 at 4:14 pm

SUCH cute stuff! They would make wonderful XMAS gifts!

Chelsea November 16, 2009 at 4:14 pm

Meep! I love it!

Bernice November 16, 2009 at 4:15 pm

The mini vases are really, really cute. I can’t get over how cute they are. I think those are my favourite. And I love how the crayons look in them!

Amy November 16, 2009 at 4:15 pm

I love the forever wedding vase AND the kids bday plate! They are both awesome, along with everything else she has on there!

Paulette November 16, 2009 at 4:15 pm

These are absolutely gorgeous!! I can’t wait to checkout the website! Thanks for sharing~

stampmonkey November 16, 2009 at 4:16 pm

Your roses are just gorgeous! And I’d LoVe to receive ANYthing in Paula’s Etsy store (or shown in your post), although when I saw the “christ be the center of our lives” vase, I knew that was THE item I’d most like to have. I think it would be a perfect anniversary gift for my hubby…may have to go back and add it to my cart. ;) Thanks so much for giving us a chance to win those darling mini vases, Heather!

Rae Rae Patterson November 16, 2009 at 4:17 pm

You are so right! Those are the cutest gift stuff I have seen in a long time. Very original and adorable! I hope you get tons of cute stuff from her.

Susan November 16, 2009 at 4:17 pm

I am a sucker for cute vases…I LOVE these!

Joy November 16, 2009 at 4:17 pm

Oh my gosh… I want those for my craft/sewing room.. they are so cute.. so hard to choose what you would like from her shop.. they all awesome.. I do really like the “Christ me the center of our lives” She is very talented.

Mindy November 16, 2009 at 4:20 pm

What a great entertainment piece. I’d sure like to have one, I better add it to my WishList. he! he!

Amy November 16, 2009 at 4:21 pm

Those mini vases are adorable! I really like the cookies for Santa plate. That would be such a fun tradition to start with my little 15 month old this Christmas. All her work was adorable though and very hard to pick a fav!!

Marlis November 16, 2009 at 4:22 pm

I really like the forever vase and the platter. Very nice!

Tina November 16, 2009 at 4:23 pm

What beautiful, beautiful workmanship! I love them!

Alberta November 16, 2009 at 4:23 pm

I would love to have the Personalized Wedding Vase FOREVER. This would make a nice addition to my family room and would be a great way to commemorate my marriage.

Kristin November 16, 2009 at 4:23 pm

Those look so great!

Candice S. November 16, 2009 at 4:24 pm

Omigawwsh!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE THESE! I think I “meep’d” too! Well, mine was more of a “Squeeeeeeeeee!” but I am sure they mean the same thing!

Girl, I can’t pick just one thing I can’t live without from her Etsy shop because….. well, I want it allllllllllllllll! Thank you for the chance to win, but more importantly, thank you for turning me on to Paula’s shop! I am going there again, RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hugs and smooches and all that mushy stuff!


Danette November 16, 2009 at 4:25 pm

I love those and I went to the site and loved everything there. I wish I had seen that earlier, since I have a wedding on Saturday that I would have loved to get a vase for! My favorite item si the special day platter!

Teri November 16, 2009 at 4:25 pm

I love words and fonts and would love to get my hands on these.

Mika November 16, 2009 at 4:26 pm

LOVE them! Thank you so much for sharing! Her site is wonderful! I would love to win them!

Julie Doddridge November 16, 2009 at 4:27 pm

I love the cookies for santa plate and the vase you put your roses in. So dang stinkin cute!

Crystal F. November 16, 2009 at 4:27 pm

I like the “You Make the World A Brighter Place” vase. And the rustic stripes vases. And the new baby plate.

Like you, I can’t just pick one!

Samantha Westover November 16, 2009 at 4:28 pm

Those are so cute! I would love to win these.

Carie November 16, 2009 at 4:28 pm

I love it all! The more I look, the more I find that I want!

Katy H/ November 16, 2009 at 4:28 pm

OMG, those are all amazing. I’d die for those mini vases!!

I would get the Christ Be the Center of our Lives vase. That is so true right now as my mother is going through cancer treatments. We are putting it in God’s hands that she will be cured.

Tiffany November 16, 2009 at 4:29 pm

These are all great. I love the crayons in the little vases… that’s too cute.

Diana November 16, 2009 at 4:29 pm

Wow…she has talent! I love both wedding vases.

Lisa J. November 16, 2009 at 4:30 pm

These little vases are just TOOOOO cute! I would love them for my studio too!

<3 Lisa J.

vivien November 16, 2009 at 4:30 pm

those little vases are so cute & would look just perfect in my creative corner!!

Oh how I love the FOREVER vase. . . might just have to get me one of those!!

Shayna November 16, 2009 at 4:31 pm

Oh my, I love the little vases!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And, her site is full of beautiful goodies. I really like the tall vase that you have your roses in as well as her striped vase. Please pick me…..I’ll even start saying “meep”….LOL


Amanda November 16, 2009 at 4:31 pm

I LOVE the cookies for santa plate, too cute!

Marisa November 16, 2009 at 4:32 pm

Love the vases. LOVE the font. Love sweet stuff to store all my little stuff in.

Tracy November 16, 2009 at 4:33 pm

I love the Christ centered life vase! They’re all awesome, it’s hard to pick just one! I am not crafty enough to think of things to use the fonts for that can be displayed like that–but I LOVE those Pea fonts!

Kelly E. November 16, 2009 at 4:33 pm

LOVE the vases! Wish I could be that creative!

Lynsey November 16, 2009 at 4:33 pm

I love those mini vases! If I were ordering something I think I would choose the “Christ be the center of our life” vase. Or the Santa plate.

Oh, never mind, I can’t decide.

Katy November 16, 2009 at 4:34 pm

I LOVE LOVE the marriage display plate and the vase that said ‘Forever’ and the anniversary date. LOVE. IT! I’m lucky enough to have a husband that brings me flowers often, so that vase would be put to good use!

Melissa November 16, 2009 at 4:34 pm

Love her work – I’m on my way to visit her Etsy store now!

Wendi November 16, 2009 at 4:34 pm

Adorable!! i want one of everything in her etsy store!!

PS: Roses are super easy to arrange–just pull off almost all of the leaves and cut them down so that only 4-5 inches of the stem/rose sticks out of the vase. :)

Kristen November 16, 2009 at 4:35 pm

Wow. What beautiful work. My must-have is the custom personalized new baby plate. I have a 6 month old daughter, and think I just might have to place an order soon! Love your site, by the way. I visit almost every day! Keep up the great work.


Dorothy November 16, 2009 at 4:35 pm

I’d love to have the personalized baby plate! With several newly married cousins, there’s bound to be a bun in the oven soon! (We’re all in our *very* late 20s) And…meep? I know a gal who meeps. That’s exactly the sound she makes when she hiccups. It’s hilarious and adorable!

*Beautiful roses by the way! I love the yellow/peachy colored ones!

Cary November 16, 2009 at 4:35 pm

I am not sure I could chose any one item from Paula’s Etsy Shoppe. I LOVED EVERYTHING!! And I absolutely “need” the mini vases!!! Don’t feel like the lone Ranger – I can’t arrange flowers at all but your roses look beautiful!

Laura November 16, 2009 at 4:35 pm

Wow! I def. love the baby plate and the stand, except I would want my three kiddos names ingraved instead! She has super cute stuff! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

Hyla November 16, 2009 at 4:36 pm

Well it looks like you highlighted everything from her shop in your post! The mini vases are not in her shop, but they are my favorite!

Leslie November 16, 2009 at 4:37 pm

I’m loving the wedding one. What a great idea!

martina Fegan November 16, 2009 at 4:37 pm

I would love to give each of my three daughters one of the mini vases. They are inspiration and adorable. So are my daughters!

Heather @ Mrs. Southern Bride November 16, 2009 at 4:37 pm

How fun! Love the vases! Especially having the wedding date on it, so cute. :)

Olivia November 16, 2009 at 4:37 pm

You make the world a brighter place small vase is SO cute! And her prices are fantastic! I love the mini vases. Would look fabulous in my craft room! ;)

Nikki November 16, 2009 at 4:38 pm

Love everything! Her prices are great and that wedding vase would be the perfect gift.

Mel November 16, 2009 at 4:39 pm

I love the forever vase with the date…they’re all beautiful, but that is hands-down my favorite.

Teresa November 16, 2009 at 4:39 pm

I am adoring…Did I say adoring or luvinnnng?…
those Born Small Pinch Pots!
Oh so unique and earthy and organic!
Yes! Yes! Would love to have these.
Delighted to know where I can find such lovely pottery!
Thanks Amanda!

Rena November 16, 2009 at 4:39 pm

I love these vases, so unique and adorable!

Kelley November 16, 2009 at 4:39 pm

I am a fan of roses as well. That is a perfect vase…love the little ones, too. White dishes and platters are a favorite of mine…so I could be in trouble with all these options :)

Julie Carpenter November 16, 2009 at 4:40 pm

I am sure you love to see people use your fonts in such cute ways! I love her talent and how simple but gorgeous everything is!!

Ambrosia Clark November 16, 2009 at 4:41 pm

What a talented lady! I adore the Christ be the center of our lives vase 7 the snowflake plate! Thanks for the chance to win!


Lindsey November 16, 2009 at 4:41 pm

These vases are pretty cool!! Really neat gifts & such
Ur roses r very pretty as well!! :)

Ruth November 16, 2009 at 4:41 pm

Absolutely the cookies for SANTA plate! That would be perfect for the cookies my kids and I make each year for Santa on Christmas EVE!

SOFFY November 16, 2009 at 4:43 pm

Amazing.. and your roses looks great… thanks for sharing all this great things!!
I LIKE SO MUCH YOUR FONTS and all your blog post

vicki November 16, 2009 at 4:44 pm

I love the brown pinch pots!

Cindy November 16, 2009 at 4:44 pm

LoVE, LOvE all these items! Good timing. My son is getting married in March and I just HAVE to order one of the platters and a set of the vases for a friend for Xmas! Like You, I am jealous. I want one for my very own! Thanks SO much for sharing!

Nina Lewis November 16, 2009 at 4:46 pm

I’ve got a grandson soon to be born and another grandbaby (sex unknown as of yet) due in May. Those baby plates would be something great for me (the grandma) to give my grandbabies!

Susan Dingess November 16, 2009 at 4:47 pm

Oh my, these vases are so cute! I need them!

Hannah November 16, 2009 at 4:47 pm

WOW, I just visited her Etsy shop and her pieces are amazing! Thank you for including me in your giveaway!


Heather November 16, 2009 at 4:48 pm

Oh, my goodness!!! My absolute favorites are the 3 mini vases!!!! But, I also LOVE the Forever vase :)

TwoHeartsTogether November 16, 2009 at 4:48 pm

WOW those are all amazing! I never thought you could add words like that!?

Thanks for sharing Amanda! And enjoy those gorgeous roses :)

jen November 16, 2009 at 4:51 pm

Super cute – I LOVE the ‘You Make the World a Better Place’ vase… beautiful!

Marty November 16, 2009 at 4:51 pm

What great designs….the fact that they can be personalized makes them perfect for all gift giving occasions. I am a HUGE fan of Etsy and bought nearly all my gifts from artists represented there. I’ll be sure to look up Paula’s shop right now!

Barb :-) November 16, 2009 at 4:51 pm

Beautiful roses and cool gifts! I want them all! :-)

Natalie November 16, 2009 at 4:52 pm

I LOVE the mini vases! And I’m an art teacher….how perfect would they look sitting on my desk with those colorful crayons?!?!? Meep! Meep!

Melanie November 16, 2009 at 4:52 pm

I love the red peace platter or the forever vase. So cute!

Sandy_in_MD November 16, 2009 at 4:52 pm

Gorgeous roses! Thanks for the info about Paula’s Etsy shop. The plates and vases would make great gifts.

Becky November 16, 2009 at 4:52 pm

Ooooh, these are just too cute!

Kelli Northcutt November 16, 2009 at 4:52 pm

I love the vases and platters! I will definitely be checking out her etsy store!

Debi Kelley November 16, 2009 at 4:53 pm

I just can’t believe this website…..soooooooooooooo much to look at….. Oh and I’d like to be at your house for all that cooking….YUM!!!! Gonna go take a look at Paula’s stuff now and see what all this meeping is about….(I’m sure that MUST be a word)…ha ha ha

Bonnie Slater November 16, 2009 at 4:54 pm

I can’t pick one thing! They are all beautiful. I would probably pick the vase that are in the picture with your roses, but I’m not positive :)

Haley Hill November 16, 2009 at 4:55 pm

Awesome! I hope I win! :)

Kelly November 16, 2009 at 4:55 pm

First of all, I love your roses, and, like you, I cannot arrange fresh flowers to save my life.
Thank you for the opportunity to win a GREAT item. These are gorgeous!!! Going to look at her etsy shop now!!!

Toni Kotzur November 16, 2009 at 4:55 pm

Fabulous…….Everything is so fun and would make a great addition to any of my rooms. I hope I win. I am glad a stumbled upon your website and I look forward to getting emails from you because you have such beautiful pictures and great stuff..

Lori November 16, 2009 at 4:56 pm

They are all so cute. The vases are beautiful. And the little pinch pots are so cute!

Renae November 16, 2009 at 4:57 pm

I love the “special day” plates…i’d love to start a tradition like that for my boys. Cute stuff!!

Angie November 16, 2009 at 4:57 pm

Placing. Order. Right. Now!! Woo hoo!! So cute!

Courtney November 16, 2009 at 4:58 pm

I’m a fan of the “Christ be the center…” vase. So lovely!

LouAnn November 16, 2009 at 4:59 pm

These are so super cool! Thanks for another great give-away – and idea for Christmas gifts!

Gail November 16, 2009 at 5:02 pm

Everything in Paula’s shop is awesome, but I’d LOVE to have the bowls. Sooo many uses for those!

Brenda Smith November 16, 2009 at 5:02 pm

Oh yeah, I meeped too. lol I lOvE the Rustic Stripes vase most of all. Amazing stuff!

Cameron November 16, 2009 at 5:03 pm

I LOVE the forever vase, and I MUST have those three little vases!!

Alexis November 16, 2009 at 5:03 pm

I would love to have the plate with the baby’s name and date on it. I have a little princess and would love to have that keepsake of her special day of when she entered our lives. Awwwww

Nikki November 16, 2009 at 5:03 pm

I LOVE the baby plate. I might have to order one for my little one…

Leah C November 16, 2009 at 5:04 pm

I really, really like the peace platter! She sure has talent:)

Gail Sackmaster November 16, 2009 at 5:04 pm

You always find the most amazing things. The special plate for Santa would be a hit in our home because we always leave something for the jolly guy when we go to bed on christmas Eve. Thanks.

Deia November 16, 2009 at 5:05 pm

Those are sooooooo fantabuloussssss!!!

Lydz November 16, 2009 at 5:06 pm

Cute stuff! One day maybe you could giveaway something from my etsy store (once I get it up and running). I love the Christ is the Center of Our Lives vase and the one with the cherry blossoms. Gotta love the cherry blossoms! :)

Jamie November 16, 2009 at 5:06 pm

I would LOVE to win those mini vases! They are beautiful! I also love, love, LOVE the personalized wedding vase. I may have to order one!

Courtney November 16, 2009 at 5:08 pm

I REALLY love the “It’s your Special Day” platter…for down the road when we have kids. I always had a special plate to eat my birthday cake off of, it would be nice to keep that tradition :)

I also really love the red platter with the snowflakes and “Peace” on it. Her items are lovely!

I’m so excited to see who wins!! ::crosses fingers::

Kathi B November 16, 2009 at 5:13 pm

Those are gorgeous! (Both the roses and the vases) I really like the Christ Be the Center of Our Lives vase. My little one has been asking why we don’t have a centerpiece on our table and that would be perfect.

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