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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445 Responses
  1. Becky

    I love those little mini vases too. I also loved the plate with the date on it. Just a little something to remember by. It’s awesome!

  2. Laurie landry

    How wonderfully creative. I absolutely love them! I agree with others there is no way that I could choose just one thing from this shop.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. Diane Eck

    I can’t believe I almost missed the deadline on such a beautiful giveaway!! The birthday plate is awesome and it would be soooo special for my first grandchild, who will be born this spring!

  4. Kacie

    Amanda- I feel like I know you. My best friend and I get on your blog every day. Tonight I’m making your chicken cordon blue! Now, if I could only take foodie pics like you! I love her vases- especially the “Christ be the center of our lives” one, but also love the wedding ones. They would make great gifts!

  5. MommaKiss

    Her work is incredible! I love the design, the detail. I really love the rustic stripe vase, and the forever vase. Gorgeous.

  6. Traci S.

    I love her work and to think I didn’t know and she is a fellow inspired girl! She rocks the mud for certain. I Love the mini vases and really, really love the vase with forever and the date of marriage on it. She does absolutely beautiful work.

  7. Tara

    I love the Custom Personalized New Baby Plate!! And, I love that she used your fonts. People can use the fonts for the neatest things….

  8. Jess

    Meep! I love these little vases! I couldn’t find them on her Etsy site though. :o( I loved the Cookies for Santa plate and the vase that you put your roses in too, but I don’t think I found that one either. Very nice work! Thanks for sharing!

  9. ItzLisa

    All of her pieces are intricately beautiful. I think if I had to choose only one piece it would be the vase that you have your roses in. It is so detailed, inspiring and just beautifully displays colorful flowers being a neutral color as it is.

    P.S. Unrelated to this post, having being home-bound with illness for 2 years now, I want to thank you for inspiring me to learn some new hobbies; digital scrapbooking/cooking, even blogging.

  10. Carla Pruitt

    The vases and platters are beautiful and so practical too! I can’t wait to check the website to look more! Thanks for sharing! Carla

  11. Carolyn

    Amanda, I just LOVE your website and I just realized you guys graduated from Auburn! I did, too! (INDD 2006) You and all of your cute ideas inspire me to get out there and design again! War Eagle!

    Thank you!!

    ps – The vases are adorable, too! Thanks for posting all of these great products and designers on your website, as well as sharing all of the free fonts, with which I am OBSESSED! :) I’m ordering a stamped silver necklace from Her Southern Charm (Jennifer = so talented!) for my sister for Christmas and I’m just so excited to see what you will have discovered and want to share every time I check out your website.

  12. Michelle B.

    When I started reading your post, I thought to myself, WHERE did she find that vase? I HAVE to have one!

    I am even more excited that you’re having a giveaway! Her work is gorgeous and I am thinking about giving my mother “You make the world a brighter place” vase because she’s my inspiration as a colon cancer survivor. :)

  13. Anne R

    Wow – these are so pretty, I want to have it all and use as wallpaper in my (new) office/crafting space! I’d love them on my desk… <3

  14. Charlene

    These pottery creations are just gorgeous! I really really love the personalized vases! It’s so classy and it’s personal! ;) Most vases are so blah and boring…and clear. These have such character and warmth! Love them all!

  15. chelsea a

    oh my gosh! the last picture of the platter! I LOVE IT! It would be the perfect birthday person platter for either a special dinner or a cake.

  16. Carolyn

    Wow, all of these designs but my favorites are the mini vases! I also think that your roses look beautiful as is…simply elegant!

  17. Amy

    I think my favorite is the Cherry Blossom personalized vase. Thanks for sharing things like this. I’m always looking for wonderful new ideas for presents for folks that have everything and this is just that sort of thing. :)

  18. jilliene

    Oh I’m so happy that you are doing this – not only are we getting an opportunity to win this wonderful prize but we are also getting to see Paula’s incredible work and she got 100 hearts today Woo Hoo!

  19. Kristi

    Love all of it!!! Thanks for sharing! By the way–you did a marvelous job arranging the flowers!!! They look great!

  20. Jan

    Omgosh…what gorgeous stuff in that store!! I absolutely love it all!! I think the Forever vase is my favorite…but it’s all amazing!

  21. kandice

    What wouldn’t I want? I love all that stuff, I want plates made for all my nephews and nieces births, a vase for all my important people’s wedding anniversaries and on and on and on! Thank you so much for introducing this jewel to us!

  22. Jesse

    these are amazing! i checked out her shop, i love everything! i LOVE the personalized wedding vase as i just got married almost 8 months ago!!! and baby plate with birth date is sooo adorable …

  23. Laura

    AMANDA! Those are the coolest looking vases I have ever seen! They are sophisticated and classy! I love them…hope I win!!! :)

  24. Christy

    I love the baby plate. It’s too cute!! I’m thinking I’ll have to do some ordering:) thanks for always introducing us to such amazing and creative people!!

  25. Elizabeth

    LOVE LOVE LOVE everything!! It’s all adorable and I could think of an excuse to buy every single piece! Now that’s a real (MEEP!)

  26. Nancy Augustine

    I just love coming to your blog, it’s like visiting with a friend. Thanks for doing it. The pottery is so cute I am already thing of doing a table scape with it. Thanks for letting us no about it.

  27. kayla j

    The Forever wedding anniversary vase…wow. I love it. My husband gives me a bouquet of roses…one for every year we’ve been married…on every anniversary. What a meaningful vase to put them in!!!

  28. Lori H.

    I love it all! What wonderful gift ideas. I love the Cookies for Santa plate and the Peace/Snowflake plate. They’re so pretty! (And your roses are too!)

  29. Sarah Deana

    Oh Amanda… girl after my own heart!! I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your website! So full of amazing ideas and such. I’m still hoping to get my own handwriting turned into a font. Hope it’s not too late. :o) Sure would be cool to win these incredibly cute vases too. Amazing talent this Paula has… gorgeous stuff.

  30. Kelly W

    So this is my first time posting on K&A. But totally worth it for those cutie crayon vases/holders! Love ’em and can’t wait to shop the rest of the items on Etsy!!!

  31. J.

    Wow – those anniversary vases are so simple and romantic, but now that you mention eating ice cream out of those bowls, that would be my choice! :)

  32. Stacy

    I just love this site since finding it weeks ago. If only I had half of your talent! While I love the Santa cookie plate, we already have one for that occasion so I really love the Your Special Day plate. That would be a perfect tradition for many birthdays to come! Thank you!

  33. sarah goodwin

    eeeekkkkk i love love love these! etsy is my favorite site ever!!!
    my faves from paula are the 3 vases but on the etsy how i like the “baby platter” that’s can be customized.

  34. Kelly

    I absolutely LOVE the cookies for Santa plate! I think my girls would love using that for Christmas…I may have to order that amongst 20 other things. She has GREAT stuff!

  35. Tara

    Wow . . . these pieces are great! I love the mini vases for storing little items. Your roses are beautiful too!! Have to go visit the website to see all the great products!

  36. Erin Wardell

    I love the platter, and the vases are soo cute! I will for sure be checking out her etsy site! Thanks for the great idea!

  37. Aimee (but not THAT Aimee) :)


    I especially love the “forever” vase with the wedding date. What a neat anniversary gift that would make!

  38. Carolynn F

    I love this idea, thanks so much for sharing! I’ve been search for the perfect gift for a wedding shower and this is it!

  39. SarahKL

    I LOVE the plate with the birth announcement on it! I’m not expecting, but have several friends who are – how perfect!! And not a bad price at all! :)

  40. Tiffany

    Thank you Amanda for your generous gifts you share with your readers. I love these products and agree I want them all.

  41. Louise Pai

    Oooo! They are beautiful vases! I have to get some to put my makeup brushes in on my vanity table! Thanks for telling us about these beautiful pieces! :)

  42. Michele

    OMG!!!!!! They’re sooooooo adorable!!! I’d love to have a chance to win these! They’d be perfect for Christmas gifts too!

  43. Jana S

    I’m currently pregnant and love the idea of a birthday plate–I’ll have to do that once the baby is born–thanks for the link!

    Love all of these items and so much to chose from.

  44. rachel in Cali.

    OOOh MYyyy GOOdd! Those are too cute!! If i knew what “meeping” was I’d probably be doing it too! But Oh my god… is what just came out of my mouth! Soo cute!!

  45. Krystle

    These are so cute and unique! I love them! Great for the home, little girls room, or a wedding. Thanks for showing them to us and giving us the chance to win!

  46. Declutter Your Life

    Oh my goodness! I love all of them!!! I’m like you, it’s completely impossible for me to arrange flowers in a vase!

  47. Kori Gammel

    Ha! I love her stuff! I already “fanned” her page on FB and shared her page with all my friends on there! And it’s so affordable! I want the birthday plates for both of my kiddos to put on my wall next to their portraits. Then I want a vase for my kitchen!!

  48. Muriel McHugh

    Love her work! What memorable gifts they would make! And, of course the platter for Santa’s cookies is scrumptious! Can’t wait to check out her site. Thanks for sharing.

  49. Sarah

    Her creations are fabulous! Thanks Amanda! I think I’ll go order the “You make the World a Brighter Place” vase!”

  50. Nikki Painter

    Wow she is amazing! I just love the vases, they are gorgeous!! My fave item in her shop is the custom Christ Be the Center of Our Lives vase!! So, so beautiful!

  51. Jen

    Wow, that is so awesome! She’s got a lot of cute stuff (the Peace Stamped Snowflake plates are adorable!), but when is she going to sell another vase like yours?! That thing is amazing!

  52. Onna

    I can’t just pick one thing. Seriously… the vase for the wedding couple, what an amazing wedding gift idea. And the little vases you are giving away, seriously they are my favorite. I just adore her stuff!!!

  53. Carol

    These vases and plates are beautiful. Thank you for showing them to us and giving us the website where we can purchase them. I checked it out and was pleasantly surprised at how reasonable the prices are! If I don’t win one, I’ll have to order something! Maybe I’ll have to order something anyway! Thanks again! :0)

  54. Monika Wright

    I will have to order 3 baby name plates for the kiddos! But, my favorite would have to be the forever vase. When I saw it, I was just struck with so many emotions thinking about my life with my husband. I would probably order a custom platter sometime in the future, too. I’m just thinking about what something special I would choose to have engraved.

  55. Shana

    Her work is beautiful! Thank you for sharing. I know where to go next time I need an awesome special occasion gift!

  56. Kelly

    Love, Love, Love the mini vases! My imagination is running wild with all of the uses for them! Paula is extremely talented and creative! Just LOVE all of her work!!

  57. Emily

    I love you talent and creativity. You photots of the roses are beautiful. I am lovivg the pottery especially the bowls! Thanks for sharing the Etsy site!

  58. Jenifer Parris

    I LOVE the baby name plates! I need one for all three of my babies! I can already see them hanging side by side on my brightly colored bedroom wall!

  59. Tina

    I would love those mini vases for my scrap room. They are so cute. It might dress up the place a little bit. I think one of my favorite pieces is the “Your Special Day” platter. Those bowls are also really cute. They remind me of dishes that the Flinstones might have used.

  60. Alisha

    I think I need one of everything! BUT, I do enjoy being married so I’ll refrain. However, I LOVE the “Forever” vases – I wonder if she’d do a platter like that? LOVE IT ALL! Thank you for sharing, Amanda!

  61. Rachel

    Incredible photos!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win. I think Paula’s plate might be a cool Christmas gift for my Sister in Law who is hard to buy for!! Thanks..

  62. Michelle

    Oh my, I love these! I love the baby plate and the wedding vase and the platters and just about everything! :)

  63. Tracy

    OH-MY-Gosh! Those little vases would look perfect in my hobby room. We have window sills that are super deep (200+ year old farm house) and they would look amazing in a window!

    Thanks so much for these amazing give-aways.


  64. Tanda

    I would love to have the santa plate. My two year old son and I are going to start making cookies for santa since he is now old enough to understand and having a “special santa” plate would be really cool. I’d love to win the mini vases too!

  65. Lori

    I am on my way to Paula’s Etsy Shoppe right now, but one could always use another! I’m crossing my fingers that I’m the SUPer lucky winner! :)

  66. Debbie W.

    I’m such a sucker for pottery……I love the small pinch pot bowls. Actually, I’m with you……I could order everything!! :)

  67. India M.

    I can’t arrange flowers that well either, I think you have to forget everything you thought you knew about decorating in order to do it well – flowers have their own rule book.

  68. Christina Beach

    I gotta admit, I’m lovin’ it all!! I especially love the create, inspire, dream phrases on the mini-vases: super cute!! The Santa plate is adorable!!

  69. Shelly

    Wow your roses were absolutely beautiful and even better in that beautiful vase. I’m definitely going to go to Paula’s Etsy Store and see what interesting finds there are for me! Thank you fo sharing…

  70. Sheilagh

    WOW WOW WOW what fabulous pictures, the roses are wonderful!!
    The vases Amazing!! The plates!! Beautiful eye candy, love love love
    love them !!

  71. Jessica

    I love it all!! Her plates for Santa and her platters are amazing. What amazing talent!!! I love how she integated the Pea Fonts!!! What pure talent, I wish I could make those!! I could never pick just one thing!! Its all or nothin’ with her Etsy store. I forwarded to all my girl friends, it is just too cute to not share!

  72. Destiny D.

    I recently purchased Paula’s personalized Forever vase and I absolutely adore it. Paula was incredibly gracious and willing to “tweak” it to read my last name and wedding date making it even more special to my husband and I.

    I searched every pottery page on Etsy (it took hours!) searching for something special to order and I’m convinced I made the right decision. I love everything about the piece and have received so many compliments on it.

    If you are looking for something unique, beautifully made by a sweet and talented woman, then head over to Plays with Mud. You won’t be disappointed!

    I adore the mini vases … might need them! Oh bother!

    Thank you for the “pea” fonts. I use them all of the time!

  73. Judy

    All the vases are fantastic…and the pinch pot bowls…think I just like all of her work…to hard to choose one favorite. And the mini-vases are so cute!

  74. Cathy

    Oh those roses are pretty… lovely addition to any house at anytime… not just for visitors! I love the vase too… and the mini ones… she is such a talented lady.

  75. Lisa Gardner

    Awesome, Awesome!! How can you choose just one?!?! OMG, everything is wonderful, and I haven’t even seen her shop yet! What’s a girl to do? Thanks for sharing!

  76. Larissa

    Hi Amanda,

    I did comment before…Although after seeing these and other things Paula had to offer, I emailed and asked if we could tweek one of her designs, for my mother in law, my sister in law was killed by a drunk driver on Valentines Day and we are going to make a memorial plate for her with the special message we have on her gravestone…Thanks for putting these up…going to be a great gift, even under the circumstances…

  77. Kerry

    Okay, holy freaking adorable! I love LOVE love those little vases. Perfect for all sorts of scrappy-artistic goodness in my creative space! I’m loving the Forever Vase as well…such an incredible idea for a wedding present. Thanks for sharing the goodness!

  78. Southern Gal

    I love the rustic stripe vases. The plate with baby’s name and birth are great, too. And since I’m going to be a grandmother in June that would probably be what I would go with.

    Thanks for the chance to win the mini vases. They are so stinkin’ cute!

  79. Diana

    I Love these vases. So many Uses!!!
    What makes them extra special are the time and talent that went into creating them.

  80. Marianne Ogg

    Oh my oh my! Those are fantastic! I’m partial to the Custom Personalized baby plate, mainly because my little man will be 1 in just a few weeks. What a great gift to share!

  81. Lexi

    Oh how stinkin’ cute! I like them all, but I am all over the birthday plate, one for each kid. Now if you’ll excuse me I need to send my sweetie a link! :-)

  82. Tania Smith

    I am totally in love with the rustic stripe vases, though I’m not sure how anyone picks at her store, everything is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win the trio.

  83. Deb P

    Those are some seriously awesome vases & plates! Would LOVE to be the lucky winner of those mini vases. I know just where they would go!!!

    Deb P.

  84. Eileen Tamashiro

    OMG!! those mini vases are so darn cute! i die! double-over! i already looked at her website and love it! i really love the pics you take – so clear and looks so real (beautiful roses). job well done. the mini vases would look great on my shelf and the words are so inspiring too. thanks for sharing your finds :)

  85. Witty

    I love this pottery! I could not get all of the way through your page before going to plays with mud to look at all of the things to choose from. When I came back to you… they were all there. I love the vases, the santa plate and the platter. Thanks for putting it on your website.

  86. Yvette

    When I saw the subject, I couldn’t delete because my curiosity was killing me. Your photography is awesome and I knew I had to take a peek. Thanks for sharing. You make me want to pick up my camera again. It’s been awhile. Yvette

  87. Morgan Johnson

    I’m so sorry for two (now three) comments. it was a huuuge accident cuz my computer did a blinky thing…hope this doesnt mess anything up…

  88. Morgan Johnson
    Thank you for blogging about
    it-I am always loving new etsy stuff.
    i love it……

  89. Joscelyn

    I am meeping as well! Those vases are the cutest! I would love to have all of the above but my favorite is the FOREVER vase because I just got engaged a week ago so I think it would be perfect for that! I plan on ordering very soon. Thanks for the share Amanda! :)

  90. Chris

    OMG, I have to have those mini vases!!! They are fabuloso :) I really love her wedding vase and the santa cookies plate, too. She’s amazing!

  91. Nikki

    I love the “Christ be the center of our lives” vase in her etsy shop. It would be wonderful with or without flowers sitting on my coffee table!

  92. Sarah

    First of all your roses are gorgeous!! And your arrangement is great, don’t doubt yourself! Her stuff is amazing and really I LOVE LOVE the mini vases. I would love to get these for my TWINS and their little Sister. They could each have their own and I never can get anything in 3s!! It’s always hard with boy/girl twins and a little baby. Thanks for the chance to win too!

  93. tchrtiff

    Oh those three mini vases are adorable!! Although I wouldn’t put crayons in them. Maybe some grown up craft supplies instead. I just love all the vases and platters! Thanks for a great give-away!

  94. Katy L

    I have to say that I am truly in love with the vase your roses are in, but the anniversary vase is also awesome and I wish I could have known about it for the 6 weddings I’ve been to in the last year!!

  95. fran vanStaalduinen

    These are all great—I will be doing some christmas shopping, a wedding gift for my niece, and the rustic vase for me and maybe the red plate. And “Meep” brought back memories, That is what my youngest brother called our MOM. thanks that was great!!

  96. McKenzie

    I love the first vase in this post! And I agree on the beautiful different colors of the roses, fresh flowers can really brighten up a day!

  97. danielle

    oh.for.cute! those vases are adorable – and i am just ‘meeping’ over the birthday plate and the christ be the center vase in her shop…now to make a list for dh!!

  98. Amy

    I want the mini vases! Perfect for my scrapbook desk!! Those things are so cute! I’m crossing my fingers to win!!

  99. PinkLady05

    LOVE the mini vases! Would be so cute to hold my elementary students’ supplies! Love the crayons in there! Too cute!

  100. Heather

    I just love, love, love the mini vases!! I can’t wait to check out all the great stuff on her site!! Thanks for sharing =)

  101. Tara

    OMG! I cannot wait until I have more time to fully check out her website! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the mini vases and we have a new baby in our family so the plate would be awesome and my husband and I just got married and the vase with our wedding date on it would be amazing on our dining room table! ooo…the possibilities are endless! I hope I win :)

  102. Rachele

    She is amazingly talented. . . a meep is defintely the love of talent! I can’t decide on one amazing thing, but I know that I’ve got my mom’s Christmas gift all picked out now!

  103. Stephanie Kneller

    I love these! I am getting married in April, this would make great wedding party gifts. Thanks for sharing!

  104. KajunKJ

    Goodness…it was so hard to pick but, I think that the Peace Stamped Snowflake Plate would look fabulous hanging in my kitchen. Thanks so much for introducing me to such a great site!

  105. alyssa

    I was MEANT to have these beautiful vases for my newly renovated scrapbook room…oh pleeze! Very nice, thanks for sharing!


  106. Nancy

    those are the coolest – I like the create, inspire and dream….very nice!! Thanks for giving me a chance to win!!!

  107. Chelsea Albert

    I LOVE everything.. I love those three little mini vases, the santa plate, the personalized wedding vase. Swooning.. right now.. :) She is very talented!

  108. Christine

    These are such a beautiful soft white and I can almost feel the tranquility she has while creating them…simply divine.

    These would look really cute on my scrap table. My favorite piece is the one you have your roses in but then when I went to her shop I fell in love with…

    Christ Be the Center of Our Lives. I so want this for Christmas!!!

    Thank you Amanda for your enthusiasm and excitement it pours out with every post!


  109. Casey

    I love, love, LOVE the vase that says “forever” with the wedding date. It would be a perfect accessory to hold my flowers from my big day.

  110. Becky

    Your roses are beautiful and your vase is adorable. What a great idea buying more vases to use here and there. Roses are my favorite flowers. Becky

  111. mandy

    “meep” is actually a word from neopets x) a cute little pink thing called a “meepit” says it.. and think it’s the only thing it knows how to say o.o

  112. Jane

    Oh, your roses are beautiful. The potttery is amazing. Love the wedding present vase, and cookies for Santa, and platter, and…and…

  113. Lisa S.

    ABOSOLUTELY beauuutifuL roses and vases!! and you are soo sweet to offer a drawing to win those :D
    have a super week and thank you again for the chance to win !

  114. Catherine Osborne

    I love the original designs found on her website! And I love that you can have them personalized for your family/friends/self! :) My most favorite is the vase with date but instead of using it for our wedding date, I would use it for my sons bday! (who just happens to be having a 1 year old bday coming soon!) 12-6-08
    I too love flowers! Fun fun!

  115. Ashlee

    Ummm they are all AMAZING!!! I love those mini vases!! And what great prices! I was expecting it all to be expensive but was pleasantly surprised! If I don’t win, I’ll order some for myself!

  116. Regina

    I LOVE those mini vases! Out of the other stuff on her etsy site I absolutely LOVE the “Christ Be the Center of Our Lives” vase. Gorgeous.

    BTW, I am loving your site. You are very talented and I think you did a great job arranging the roses.

  117. Aimee

    I’ll take one of everything! These vases would look sooooo cute in my little princesses room! P.S. I lack the ability to arrange flowers in a vase gene as well so they would have to hold her bows, etc!

  118. Michelle Graham

    Amanda!! The roses are beautiful! The vase sets them off real well! I am envious of your camera!! I love the mini vases as much as you do!!!

  119. Julie

    Thank you for introducing me to this artist! I just ordered one of the personalized baby plates for my daughter. The prices are amazing and what unique gifts! I really hope I am the lucky winner of the mini vases!

  120. Denise

    How can you pick ONE??? These are the cutest things out there! What creativity there are in mom’s these days!!

  121. Deana

    Oh my gosh, I love them all…so hard to choose! I like the vase, and the little holders that I will hopefully win (fingers crossed)!!

  122. Brandi

    I cannot choose just one! & I love how they aren’t pricey & would make wonderful gifts for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, or any occasion :o) Thanks so much for sharing Amanda, it’s fabulous!

  123. Heather

    Oooohhhh!!! I am LOVING her products! I so want a personalized vase with our wedding date and our names! I will have to drop some hints for Christmas!

  124. Christina

    oops! forgot to write that my favorite item and the item I would love to have is the personalized wedding vase. Wouldn’t it cool to have one on each table at your wedding??

    previous post….LOVE LOVE the vases! Count me in for the drawing. Very generous to donate the prizes!!! Thanks!

  125. Mary Jo

    Amanda – I love the mini vases and the cookies for Santa plate. Actually, everything is really nice! Thanks for sharing Paula’s Etsy Shop!

  126. Cassie

    First, I saw your roses and thought they were stunning.
    Then, I saw the vases and practically started drooling.
    Finally, you mentioned the word “giveaway,” and I’m pretty sure I died a little.
    This is great work. I would love to own the personalized wedding vase.

  127. Heidi

    ♥ the vases! They are too cute!! Also wanted to say, while I’m leaving a comment, that you and your husband are so cute together and very photogenic! And the pups…adorable!

  128. Cheska

    I would love to have the Custom Personalized New Baby Plate. My niece’s birthday is coming up in January so it’d be the perfect personalized and unique gift.

  129. H.J.Gadiyar

    Never hesitate to share such beautiful pictures with us!!!
    The Roses are so gorgeous. Your picture taking capability makes them twice as gorgeous, I think.

  130. Collette

    MEEP!!! I’ve gotta have these!! What I’m dying to have in my house??? The “Peace” stamped snowflake plate…..wouldn’t Santa be impressed to get cookies on that platter? Thanks for the gift idea!

  131. Grace E.

    I would love to get the vase that says “Christ be the Center of our Lives” I just love it! I would also love to get my hands on that set of mini vases! How adorable!!! Thank you for sharing! I love your blog!


  132. Amy Crosby

    I Love, love the vases! l would also love to see the mini vases in my craft room holding my brushes, colored pencils and scissors. Thx.

    P.S. I have a cute dog named Howie too! And my daughter has a Boston Terrier named Buddy.

  133. Amy Crosby

    I Love, love the vases! l would also love to see the mini vases in my craft room holding my brushes, colored pencils and scissors. Thx.

  134. Jenny

    Wow! I’ll take one of everything please! :) And if I can’t have that, I’d LOVE one of those forever vases! What an awesome site! :)

  135. Jenn Walker

    OMG…this is the COOLEST thing I have seen…I LOVE it ALL!! The Santa dish is my favorite! I cannot get over these!

  136. Rebecca

    I like the “It’s Your Special Day” platter. I have added Paula’s ETSY shop to my favorites at ETSY. Thanks for alerting your readers to both Paula and ETSY. I look forward to each batch of new fonts. Can you recommend a good site for learning more about basic, introductory digital scrapbooking?

  137. Adela Webb

    Oh goodness! I don’t know how anyone could decide which to choose! LOL! These are all beautiful! The one that absolutely caught my eye the most, if that’s possible, was the “Christ, be the Center of our Lives” vase. That one is very touching to my heart.

  138. Barb in FL

    The roses are beautiful and a great deal….but the pottery, it’s a big weakness of mine…can’t have enough! How awesome that she used you pea font chunky Lacy!!! I’ll have to visit her sight. Thanks for sharing!!!

  139. Taylor Morris

    I just LOVE LOVE LOVE fresh flowers too! I can’t believe how darling the vases are… her website is FULL of the cutest things! Thanks for always posting new places and people to get adorable things from!

  140. Larissa

    Those are just way to cute…I am definitely going to buy some for Christmas and before…I really really want them….

  141. Harriet Hensley

    Those mini vases would look wonderful in my craft room as well and then also in spring with mini roses….. thanks for this opportunity to win them

  142. Jenn Corum

    LOL!!! “Meep!” I love that. I’m so going to start “meeping” when I’m excited. ;)

    I LOVE all of her stuff, but I think the Personalized Wedding Vase [FOREVER] would mean the world to me. When my husband brings me the occasional bouquet, it just turn my day/week/month around. It’s those little acts of love that warm my heart!!! :) I’m such a newlywed!

  143. emilyjpaterson

    Those are the sweetest vases EVER! They are definatly MEEP-worthy, I don’t blame you. I can’t wait until I’m done school and can actually shop!!!

  144. dymphna

    Just this past weekend I was coloring with colored pencils and was wanting a cool place to put them. I really want these. But I also loved the rustic striped vases.

  145. Carla

    Holy Smokes…. BEAUTIFUL work!!! I’m going to check out Paula’s shop RIGHT NOW! (gorgeous roses too, you arranged them perfectly in my opinion!) Thanks for the opportunity to win some beautiful goodies Amanda & Paula!!

  146. Larke

    I love all of her pieces! The “Christ be the center of our lives” vase is beautiful! I too would love the little vases for my crafting room. And…..the platters are beautiful. Thanks for sharing this amazing work!

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  149. Lea

    So glad I found your blog! I love making new blog friends! And, I love all the cute items. I’m a big Etsy fan and will definitely check out these items! Happy week!

  150. Dana

    I love them! The vases are adorable but the platter really impressed me. I love the deatail and simplicity of her creations. Thanks for sharing :)

  151. Chandani

    I LOVE the vase with the personalized special date. It’s so very me! All of her work is gorgeous! Loveee it!

  152. Jessica

    These are gorgeous – I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like them. I would also love the Rustic Stripes Vases. Aren’t they beauties?!

  153. Leslie

    I LOVE that first vase you showed, but i didn’t see it on their site :( So if i had to choose something of the etsy store it would be the red peace plate! I really like the color.

  154. 1LuvnMama

    I do admit . . . this is waaaaaaaaaaaaay toooooooooooo cuttttttttttttttttte! And that’s no exaggeration! I luv those mini vases! I could use ’em for a lot of things. Hoping to win them or else I have to place a zillion orders too ;o)

  155. Linsey F.

    So cool! I love the anniversary vase! That would be an awesome gift to give or get!

    BTW: Someone taught me long ago to create a grid on the top opening of your vase with clear scotch tape. Then slip the flowers into the holes of the grid (does that make sense?). This keeps the flowers upright and in perfect position and since the tape is clear, no one can see you cheated!!

  156. Karina

    I LOVE the personalized new baby plate! I would love to have one of those and of course these super cute vases!!!

  157. Michelle

    I love all the vases, but the Christ vase is my favorite. But I really love the cute mini vases. Makes me want to go out and get some crayons!

  158. Amanda

    Oh wow-how cool!! I love them all-it’s too hard to choose! The mini vases would look awesome on my mantle…hehe. The personalised wedding vase is a really neat idea!
    Oh-and isn’t “meep” from Beeker on the Muppets? lol That’s who I am picturing anyway….
    The color of those roses is amazing. I feel that I can’t arrange mine very well either…Not that I receive any very often (*cough cough)

  159. Kathi B

    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.

  160. Courtney

    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::

  161. Jamie

    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!

  162. Lydz

    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! :)

  163. Gail Sackmaster

    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.

  164. Alexis

    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

  165. Toni Kotzur

    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..

  166. Kelly

    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!!!

  167. Bonnie Slater

    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 :)

  168. Debi Kelley

    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

  169. Sandy_in_MD

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

  170. Natalie

    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!

  171. Marty

    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!

  172. TwoHeartsTogether

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

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

  173. Hannah

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


  174. Nina Lewis

    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!

  175. Cindy

    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!

  176. SOFFY

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

  177. Ruth

    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!

  178. Ambrosia Clark

    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!


  179. Julie Carpenter

    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!!

  180. Kelley

    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 :)

  181. Teresa

    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!

  182. Olivia

    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! ;)

  183. martina Fegan

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

  184. Hyla

    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!

  185. Laura

    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!

  186. Cary

    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!

  187. Dorothy

    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!

  188. Kristen

    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.


  189. Wendi

    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. :)

  190. Katy

    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!

  191. Lynsey

    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.

  192. Tracy

    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!

  193. Shayna

    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


  194. vivien

    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!!

  195. Katy H/

    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.

  196. Crystal F.

    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!

  197. Danette

    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!

  198. Candice S.

    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!


  199. Alberta

    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.

  200. Amy

    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!!

  201. Joy

    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.