The Grower's Daughter

The Grower's Daughter

Monday, July 11, 2011

A 1st Anniversary Giveaway!

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a lovely weekend.

I couldn`t be happier to announce that this past weekend marked a year of blogging.

I figured I would celebrate with a giveaway!

So, I began to think. What should I give away?

After much thought, I knew.

There are too many fabulously talented Etsy and online shops out there for me to pick just one. I'm sure many of you have a project (or 10), that you are working on - things to sew, rooms to decorate. And, finally, I'm fairly certain that each and every one of you wouldn't mind a little retail therapy.

So, the giveaway?

The winner, to be announced on August 1st, will enjoy a $100 gift certificate to any Etsy shop or online shop of their choice.*

As always, there are a few simple ways to enter, each of which is an extra chance at winning.

1 - Follow The Grower's Daughter if you aren't doing so already.
2 - Link the giveaway to your blog with the graphic above.
3 - Post about it on your social networking sites - each one is a different chance to win.
4 - Let me know which lovely shop you would spend the money at, and what you'd buy!

All entries must be submitted before 12 am on August 1st.

Leave a separate comment for each entry, and be sure to include a contact e-mail if your profile doesn't link up to one already, or if you post anonymously!

* The gift certificate can be to any Etsy shop, or online store, as approved by myself upon drawing at random.
Please note that some shops may not offer gift certificates.

Hopefully that made your Monday a little better.
Have a lovely week and good luck!

100 comments:

  1. Wow-what an extraordinary first anniversary giveaway! Etsy is sooo full of wonderfully talented people-choosing which shop and what item(s) will be difficult. But I so glad to have the opportunity. While I have been following your blog for quite awhile (in fact it is listed on my blog list) I did not officially become a "follower" until just now. I love the beautiful images and blog posts that you create. Hope to celebrate many more blogging anniversaries with you :-)

    Cristine

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  2. Sounds like a fun give away! I'm already a follower!

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  3. I have been following your beautiful blog from almost the beginning. What a fantastic giveaway!

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  4. If I won, I would use this gift online at CSN for a Dash and Albert rug!

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  5. Congratulations on your 1 year blog anniversary! I love visiting and have your blog in my sidebar so I don't miss a single post.

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  6. I also added your giveaway button to my sidebar. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  7. Love your blog, congrats on one year! I'm a follower and am always excited when a new post from you shows up in my blog roll on the side of my blog:)

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  8. wonderful giveaway! Im already a follower~ :) Rachel

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  9. Congratulations Maria!
    I absolutely love your blog. I'm already a follower!
    Have a lovely week.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  10. WOW, what an amazing giveaway for your anniversary! I am a follower and love your blog!

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  11. I added your giveaway to my sidebar!
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  12. I would love a gc to farmhousewares.com.

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  13. I posted a link to your giveaway on my blog.

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  14. Happy Anniversary!! I am a new follower!

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  15. I am a happy follower! Congrats on one year of blogging!

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  16. I'm posting about your giveaway on my blogs facebook page. :)

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  17. I'm a follower! Happy Anniversary :)

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  18. I would love $100.00 to spend at Sew Mama Sew!! I love getting new fabric in the mail :)

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  19. There are so many wonderful Etsy sellers, but I would probably want a lovely sign made by castleandcottage.

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  20. If I won.... Hmmmm, well I would want to have a gift certificate to shop at Philosophy and I would purchase some of my favorite fragrance products. Pure Grace or perhaps try Falling in Love. I've heard great things about that product as well... Because you know you have to pamper yourself every once in awhile after all those projects around the house! And with 4 boys... LOL So, pampering sometimes is needed!

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  21. Posted the giveaway to my twitter, Ourazfamily

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  22. I tried to put your giveaway button on my blog, but I couldn't get it to work! I did link to your giveaway post however!

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  23. I'm a follower...please enter me!!!! Now, to figure out which etsy shop I will spend my winnings on! ;)

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  24. Congrats on your "one year"! I'm already a follower, of course!

    ~Chris

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  25. I'm a follower as well, thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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  26. I'm in the process of getting a new house... but I don't know what I'm going to need for it yet! So I would have to say that I would opt for a gift card from BakeItPretty, since baking is my other passion :)

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  27. Love your blog and what a generous giveaway!

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  28. I would love a giftcard to Maria's Dreamy Whites online shop :)

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  29. Congratulations to you! I would love to win and I would buy from a favorite Etsy shop of mine called Sunday Brocante, she is in France and has fabulous French finds~Cheers Kim

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  30. I would have to say that if I was given the chance to splurge I would shop at Dreamy Whites and pick the zinc pitcher. She has such lovely things.

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  31. I follow you already and love your blog - thanks for the giveaway

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  32. What a milestone Marla. Congratulations! I'm your newest follower.

    Hugs,
    Judy

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  33. Congratulations!!
    I have been a happy follower and will be keeping my fingers crossed!!

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  34. I posted your beautiful button on my sidebar too!

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  35. I forgot...I would love to shop Paula's Etsy Shop ~ Castle and Cottage!

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  36. I am a follower via GFC
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

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  37. Sweet Tea & Linen and I would buy anything she makes : o )

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  38. Happy Anniversary! Wow, what a dreamy giveaway!! Even if I don't win, it's really fun to think about what I'd buy. I guess my favorite thing would have to come from A Gathering Place and would be one of Rebecca's beautiful traveling cases that she's tranformed into something pretty with painted roses and satin lining. But I could find a million other things too . . .

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  39. I've been thinking about the "where"... it's a tough choice but I think I too would pick Dreamy Whites....

    ~Chris

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  40. Congratulations on your one year blog anniversary, Maria! What a generous giveaway you're having. I'm already a follower of your lovely blog... as you know. :)
    Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!
    ~ Jo

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  41. It's hard to say which online store I would use it in... there are so many wonderful ones to chose from...
    No doubt I would find something I've been wanting... perhaps a vintage grain sack from Grainsack Antique Linen Store.

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  42. I'll post your giveaway on my sidebar... congratulations and thanks again! :)

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  43. Hello, I'm a new follower! What an absolutely beautiful blog! Going to post a link on my blog right now! Happy Anniversary!

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  44. I posted about the giveaway (with your lovely graphic) on my blog Art, Books, Tea and also added your blog to my list of blogs!

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  45. Also posted a link and info on my facebook page! Thanks for the opportunity to win. Love your blog!

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  46. I would love a gift card to Marias dreamy whites online
    You two have the same taste and blogs that are gorgeous
    Thanks for offering such a fun giveaway
    xo
    Pam

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  47. OMGoodness!
    What a generous giveaway! and it's just soo hard to choooooose!
    I love Parisgal56.etsy.com but there are so many others! yikes!

    please enter me.

    ciao bella


    creative carmelina

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  48. I've been following you for some time now already!

    ciao again!

    Creative CArmelinA

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  50. Hi Maria,
    I would shop at my favorite Etsy store, Grainsack. I would purchase some red striped grain sack fabric for a vintage sofa that I want to re- upholster.
    Thanks again for this wonderful chance!!
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  51. Hi Maria,
    I posted your giveaway on my facebook page.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  52. I am now a follower of your beautiful blog. I posted the giveaway on my blog, Becky's Blogging Place. There are so many wonderful shops to pick from for the gift certificate. I think I would love to use it at ParisRags.com where some of the most beautiful clothing I have ever seen is made. Thanks, Becky

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  53. By the way, your blog is beautiful! I just love it! Thanks for the eye candy, Becky

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  54. I just became follower #450. Enter me to have a chance to win your fabulous giveaway!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  55. It may be a strange request but I would choose Barnes & Noble so I could get the Where Bloggers Create Magazine & other Somerset magazines! I couldn't choose an Etsy shop off the top of my head because I love too many of them!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  56. I love it that you are promoting others whose talents are offered on etsy. There are some escutcheons from The Vintage Supply Co that I have been drooling over. Also I love, love, love EcoTwist paper peonies. Thanks for the chance to maybe win!

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  57. I'm a very loyal follower! Where else can I find such lovely inspiration?

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  58. I'm happy to add your giveaway button to my sidebar. Good luck to everyone (but I really mean ME)!

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  59. I already am a follower and I love your sweet blog. Congratulations on one year of beautiful blogging.

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  60. I am going to my blog right now and link to your giveaway. My first time doing this....hope I do it right!

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  61. I have no idea which shop I would pick but it would be so much fun to look around and have $100 to spend. You are very generous! God bless!

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  62. Just discovered your blog (and I am in LOVE)... and a new follower!

    Congrats on your 1st Anniversary - this is such a generous giveaway. The first shop that came to mind is Dreamy Whites, and Maria's gorgeous antique lavender bottles...

    I'm so happy to have found you, Maria, and I look forward to your posts!
    ~ Zuzu

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  63. Hi! Congrads on your first year!! Great giveaway! I am now following your blog! Thanks, Linda

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  64. Hi! I added your giveaway button to my sidebar now! Thanks! Linda

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  65. You want me to choose a Etsy Store to spend $100...wow...I have to venture into my thousands lol of favorites...hummm...but I guess I would have to choose one if I won this great give away! Thanks, Linda

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  66. I'd shop at Sew Sweet on Etsy.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/lindabloom

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  67. OH what a great gift for some lucky girl...I would love to spend that kind of money at French Larkspur....or A Beautiful Life....or Dreamy Whites...oh my too many choices!!!

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  68. Congratulations on your first anniversary! If I won, I'd spend the money at the Plucky Knitter shop (sjdimond4437 on Etsy) and buy some gorgeous yarn (I'm not sure what yet as her yarn goes fast and the shop is empty right now).

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  69. Happy One Year Anniversary :) What a generous giveaway!!!
    I believe I'd chose some linens from White Flower Farmhouse or Dreamy Whites. That is a difficult decision :)

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  70. And I'm a new follower :)
    Love your blog

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  71. wow, what a great giveaway, and a great blog!!! glad I found you!
    I am now a happy follower.

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  72. there are toooooo many great shops, if I won, I would browse for a day, and then watch out!

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  73. Wow! Such a generous giveaway! And I know the exact shop I would put the gift certificate towards. www.etsy.com/mgotovac, has a lovely painting I would love to hang on my wall. I have joined you as a follower and I have pinned the etsy shop on my Pinterest board "Wish I had." Fingers crossed now, thanks! Patty/BC

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  74. I absolutely adore your blog. Thanks for having such a generous giveaway. I would love to be included in your drawing. My contact info is bwrawling at gmail.com.

    Many blessings to you,
    Beth

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  75. There are so many incredible shops out there including your own! If I were to win a gift certificate I would probably choose Dreamy Whites.

    My contact info is bwrawling at gmail.com

    Thanks for all of your beautiful inspiration!
    Beth

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  76. I am a new follower- love your blog

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  77. OK
    First I became a follower which was easily done cuz if I had found you earlier I would have done so without provocation.

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  78. OK
    Second I posted your giveaway on my personal profile on facebook and my biz profile "French Republic" also on facebook.
    :-)

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  79. OK
    Third I have linked the giveaway to my blog using your graphic, so when anyone reads and clicks the pic they will come right here.

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  80. OK and.....
    Lastly I would spend my loot at one of my fave Etsy Shops "Jolie Marche" purchasing as many cool pillow slips that I can!! Thanks for a chance to win and for sharing yourself with us fellow bloggers for the past year!!

    peace

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  81. I'm a new follower!! Your blog is gorgeous!

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  82. It's hard to decide on where to spend the money!! I think I would go with Farmhouse Wares. There are many wonderful things I'd like to buy there!! Thank you!

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  83. I would shop at Urban Farmhouse and The Growers Daughter. I really love all of the white ironstone items you guys have on Etsy.
    Ness xx

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  84. congrats on one year of blogging! what a wonderful giveaway!!

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  85. Hi, great giveaway...I'm a follower.
    fav esy shop is hard to decide...all so great, but I especially like the grain sack and pillow sites.

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  86. I'm a newbie...so happy to have found you. I'd make a purchase from 'grainsack' on etsy. Thanks for a chance to win and congrats on your blog!

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  87. wow - just found you by chance and immediately became a follower!

    Wanda in NH
    wandalee3@aol.com

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  88. hmm - have no idea why I am having trouble w/ either blogger or aim - so "anon" I am :-) but.. would definitely find something "french" on etsy and would probably go with "grainsack" as I was just looking at her great grainsacks yesterday!

    Wanda in NH
    wandalee3@aol.com

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  89. Oh my goodness, happy first anniversary. Blogging is wonderful. I love that everyone is sharing their favorite easy shop. I've got new shops to explore now. As for me, I think I would spend it at a shop simply called, 'grain sack'. The name says it all. I so adore those old worn pieces of history, each one a piece of art to me. I have become an official follower today, and I must say, I'm in such good company.

    Smiles,

    Carol

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  90. Happy Anniversary Maria! I don't how...but I have just discovered your fabulous blog!
    Oh my goodness! I love it! So of course, I am now a follower!
    Can't wait to see what you do next!
    Have a blessed weekend
    Donna

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  91. I will put your give-away on my sidebar and if I was lucky enough to win...Grainsacks etsy store would be my choice

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  92. Ah Maria, there are so many beautiful Etsy shops out there, it would just be SO fun to hop to a few of them with shopping in mind! :)

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  93. P.s. Happy follower here all ready, Love the blog, happy anniversary!!

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  94. I have no idea where I would spend 100 dollars...I love so many different shops....hmmmmmm

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Thanks for leaving your comments! I always love reading them. - Maria