Thursday, January 29, 2009

Kiln Me Softly

Question: What does one get by crossing a natural aptitude with clay with where-do-I-lay-my-wet-tea-bag? Answer: The delicate little dishes of Plays With Clay, a store where invention weds necessity in the spirit of Cupid and Chaos, the resulting clay pieces being divinely different from just about anything else one might find around the home. Need a place to lay a few pills, paperclips, buttons or hairbands? How about a gift that will actually be appreciated for its uniqueness and thought? With dishes bearing such charming messages as Best Teacher, Happy Everything, Relax, and Happily Ever After, Plays With Clay isn’t just a must-link for lovers of ceramics; it’s a nostalgic nook for anyone who loves sending sentiments for no other reason than to coax a smile out of someone.

In the event that tiny dishes don’t fill any real need in one’s home, take note: buttons, chopstick rests, earrings and signs can also be had at this store, and any of the above would serve as a lovely excuse to purchase something from this down-to-earth artisan/mom who really captures the spirit of what independent craftsmanship is all about. And just in time for Valentine’s Day, Robyn of Plays With Clay is offering something sure to please. The winner of today's giveaway will receive a darling Little Bird Dish (like the own shown at left) to call their very own. How sweet is that? To qualify, visit Plays With Clay, then come back here to tell us about your favorite item. I just might look favorably on a reader who tells me what they would do with such a dish. Tell us in a second post if you subscribe to Wishing Willow, since our subscribers receive an extra entry in the contest. To post without a Google account, just click “anonymous.” Be sure to also leave your email address. Contest ends 2/6/09.

We have a winner. Congrats Cary!

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Ashley said...

Lil Dish - Happy day blue birdie is wonderful!
I love birds and everyday is a happy day!
I would put it on display in the kitchen, and maybe use it for a cupcake or two!
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Ashley said...

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valerie2350 said...

i like hugs and kisses - to put my watch and little stuff on

valerie2350 said...

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Shel said...

I've got my eye on the Lil Dish - Happy day blue birdie. Who couldn't have a happy day looking at that cute birdie?

I'd put this in my kitchen to hold my watch and rings while I'm washing dishes..I have a little shelf above my faucet to put it on.

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Shel said...

I'm also an email subscriber

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Kerrie said...

I just love the RELAX teabag holder - so adorable! And my mom would definitely adore it too.

Kerrie said...

I'm a subscriber too!

Little Gray Pixel said...

I <3 the Happy Everything dish. I would put my wedding ring on it before I sleep at night. What a nice sentiment to wake up to in the morning.

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Little Gray Pixel said...

I'm a subscriber, too!

janil said...

Lil' Dish - RELAX teabag holder - package with tea is my favourite.

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janil said...

I put my ring in it. Always leave it anywhere... One day I'll lose it!

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janil said...

Suscriber!

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Meninheira said...

I like "Lil Dish - Happy day blue birdie" and "Lil Dish - Lone little fern" too :D

I would hanging on the wall of the kitchen :)

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Meninheira said...

I'm a subscriber

Anonymous said...

Lil' Sign - you. me.

Nora
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judybrittle said...

The dish is adorable! I really love it. I also like the Lil Dish - Happy day blue birdie. That is really cute! Thank you!

judybrittle said...

I'm a subscriber.

Kim said...

I love: Lil' Sign - Happily Ever After with wedding cake I would give it to a friend who is gettin' hitched this summer. :)

Kim said...

subscriber

Nanci said...

I love the Lil' Dish - Best teacher with tree

Sassy said...

I love the xoxo dish!

Sassy said...

i'm also a subscriber!

Nicole said...

Lil Dish - I love you Dad. Although there are so many adorable dishes, I may go back and shop after posting this.
I would use it as a teabag holder for my hubby -give it to him from my son who is only two but adores tea as much as his daddy.

Nicole said...

and I subscribe!

Linda said...

I love the Lil sign-You, Me.

It is precious!!

I think I'd use the dish for ring/jewelry in my bathroom, I love it!!
THanks so much!

Linda said...

I also subscribe!

MelissaT said...

I like the Happy Everything lil dish

MelissaT said...

I subscribe

Nadene said...

I'm a subscriber

Nadene said...

I love the lone little fern dish. I would use it to display my daughters' collections from the beach.

Christina said...

I like the double love lil dish. So cute!

Christina said...

I subscribe... and I forgot to say that I would use it to put my teabags on.

Just Another Hofeling said...

I love the Happy Day Blue Birdie dish, and it would be too cute to use, I most likely would hang it up in my kitchen somewhere.

Just Another Hofeling said...

I'm a subscriber!!

vboackle said...

i like the hugs and kisses.

AmandaSue said...

Very cute shop! I love the happily ever after sign, and the XOXO dish in red. Thanks for entering me.

AmandaSue said...

I'm an email subscriber. thanks!

Vanessa said...

Cute!! Lil' Sign - you. me. is my fave! I love anything with birdies!

Cary said...

My favorite dish is the one you are giving away!!!! I hope I win!

I would use this dish on my nightstand to hold my earring that I ALWAYS forget to take out until I am all snuggled in bed and feel the post sticking in my neck....
Then I take them out and put them on my nightstand where they usually get knocked off by myself or my children and I end up searching for them the next morning. Are they under the bed? Have they rolled into the air vent? Are they lost FOREVER?

I really need this dish... SAVE MY EARRINGS!!!

Cary said...

I am also a subscriber, so PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE pick me!!!

Felicia Eis said...

I love the Lil' Dish - Hugs and Kisses! I want to give it to my daughter :)

Felicia Eis said...

I am a subscriber!

Jennifer said...

I adore the Lil' Dish - Cherish with hearts and I would keep Dove chocolates on it.

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Jennifer said...

I am indeed an email subscriber.

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Darcy said...

I like the "My pills" dish. I would use it for my daily vitamins, which I am trying to get better about remembering to take!

Thank you!

Darcy said...

I subscribe via Google Reader.

Thanks!

gkstratos said...

I like the Lil Dish - XOXO
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gkstratos said...

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Kathleen said...

I like the Lil Dish - Happy day blue birdie. I like the sentiment.

Kathleen said...

I subscribe

shelenec said...

I love the hugs and kisses dish. Perfect for V Day

shelenec said...

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jenny said...

wow there all so sweet and well if i won this it would be realy grate please enter me infor this thanks

Naomi said...

I like the Lone Little Fern Lil Dish!

Whimsical Creations said...

My favorite is the Lil' Dish - Life is Sweet.

=) melanie
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Whimsical Creations said...

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Don A. said...

My favorite is the love you dad dish

mverno said...

i like the Lil' Dish - Happy Everything to you

elaine said...

I love all the pieces-especially like the Happy Day Bird Dish. I like the simplicity of her work.

Elaine R
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kellyache[at] hotmail.com said...

The Lone L'il Fern is my favourite. So simple.

kellyache[at] hotmail.com said...

Subscriber! Thanks.

Andrea Swan said...

Lil' Sign - Together with birds is adorable, but to tell you the truth, my absolute favourite is the little bird dish! it's just so sweet!

i would use it to put my watch and rings on at night.

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Andrea Swan said...

i'm a subscriber!

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Lory1317 said...

Thanks for the entry. Love the website.

mverno said...

the hugs and kisses is to dye for

Trisha M. said...

I love the RELAX dish. These are adorable! parvax at aol dot com

Mary said...

Li'l Dish - Cherish, by my bedside to remind me each day to feel that way about life. And I would loan it out to the guestroom when I have guests as a place for chocolates. TU !
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Mary said...

I'm a subscriber ~
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Aleda said...

These are really adorable, but I think my favorite is the "I Do" wedding dish - my current tea bag holder is an old credit card bill envelope, so it'd be nice to replace that on my desk with something to make me think of my fiancee. :)

Aleda said...

And I subscribe!

Danielle said...

Love the happily ever after sign

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Stacie said...

Lil' Dish - Hugs and Kisses - package with chocolate kisses is sweet.

Stacie said...

subscriber

Aprilshowers said...

I love the Lil' Sign - you. me. Too cute. I would use the little bird plate as either a spoon rest so I can smile evertime I cook (which usually doesn't make me smile) or as a jewlery holder

Aprilshowers said...

I am a subscriber.

danosor said...

I am a subscriber.

Christine said...

I like the Lil Dish - Happy day blue birdie.

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Tylerpants said...

My fave is the Relax teabag holder with teas...love the supercute teapot shape. The lil' dish would be great to hold my wedding ring on my nightstand.

Tylerpants said...

I'm a subscriber.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

hugs and kisses

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

subscriber

Lissa said...

I am drawn to the "Tree of Life." As for the Little Bird Dish, it reminds me of my parents who lovingly called each other tweety.

Lissa said...

Subscriber:)

Jen said...

I really like the Lil’ Hugs and Kisses Dishes. It is cute. I also like that it comes with Hershey Kisses. I would give this to my daughter as a gift.

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Jen said...

I am a subscriber.

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Vivien said...

There are so many cute things it's hard to choose! I think my favorite is the "Life is Sweet" dish.

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Vivien said...

I'm a subscriber.

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PurrPrints said...

I'd give the relax tea bag holder to my hubby--he's a green tea addict :)
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PurrPrints said...

also, i'm a subscriber purrprintsatgmaildotcom

lfhpueblo said...

The happy day blue birdy plate. I love birds, but can't have them because I am allergic to feathers. I'd hang it on the wall in my blue room. Actually it's the smallest bedroom in the house and is blue themed. The walls are sorta bare, need a little pick me up on them. Another use could be, giving a best girlfriend who's on a diet, alittle fruit on the plate on her birthday, wrap it up with some clear cellophane and a bow, or some veggies, cut up real pretty like rose cut radishes etc.. Help her not to blow her diet.

Carolyn G said...

I like the little CHerish dish.

I would probably use the little bird dish to hold my rings and earrings on my dresser.

The Green Yak said...

I think the "happy day" dish is also very sweet. I drink a lot of tea, so a cute play to put my bags would be neat :-D

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Belinda said...

The Lil Sign "You Me" is adorable.
Thanks!
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Nicole said...

I love the li'l dish 'Happy Everything'. I've been looking at little dishes for so long because I'm hoping one day I'll have one to put my everyday jewelry in.

Nicole said...

And I'm a subscriber!

lsfish said...

Love the little Life is Sweet dish

~ Cee ~ said...

I love the Lil Earrings - Lightweight blue ceramic stars in the shop -- I'd love to see more earrings for purchase!

I would display the dish in my daughter's room (on a high, high shelf). Right now, she's too young to appreciate it, but I see it as something she'll really treasure when she's older!

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~ Cee ~ said...

I subscribe under:

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McGann said...

I love the "Not so Lil'" green buttons! Adorable!

McGann said...

I'm a subscriber!
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Smooshy said...

i like the my pills dish!

toughturtles said...

Lil Earrings - Lightweight blue ceramic stars

Fortune said...

I love the RELAX teabag holder

Amanda said...

I love the Happy Everything dish. I would use this adorable dish for cupcakes and cake :)

Thanks for the giveaway and please enter me!

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littlelatina said...

Happy everything dish!

Alice H said...

The lil sign - tree of life - is so beautiful. Thanks for the chance - alicedemske at hotmail.com

Alice H said...

Also I'm a subscriber! alicedemske at hotmail.com

Piper said...

Lil' Dish - Life is Sweet is so adorable!

the birdie dish would go in my living room to hold some small candies

Beth said...

I like the Hugs & Kisses dish - thanks!

suburban prep said...

My husband and I drink tea. We are constantly having drips between the cup and the garbage from the tea bag. I love the RELAX tea bag holder. It would be the perfect item for our house.

gahome2mom said...

What lovely items! I like the I love you Grandma dish. So pretty!

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torinem said...

I love the Lil' Sign - you. me. All of it is wonderful!

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torinem said...

I am a subscriber!

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Kristie said...

I love the "Lil' Dish - Love you Oma with flowers". My parents live in Germany right now, so they refer to themselves as Oma and Opa to my babies :-)

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socmama said...

I love everything! My favorite is the "Lil' Dish - Happy Everything to you." I would use it to keep my watch and wedding ring in at night--It would make me happy every morning when I put them on again! Thanks!

socmama said...

I subscribe.

Nad said...

My favorite one is called Lil' Dish - Soulmates. So darn cute!

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Nad said...

I suscribe.

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Karen said...

Love the lil dish - happy day blue birdie.

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Nikton said...

I like the Life is Sweet dish best.

patty4899 said...

blue bird dish

jamaise said...

I really like the Lil' Dish - Wish. I love just having little catch- all dishes & boxes around. One box currently has some coins from England, stamps from Greece, a toothfairy tooth, & a dried 4 leaf clover. Fun find after it hasn't been opened in awhile.

Thanks :)
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jamaise said...

I subscribe :))

M.A. said...

I like the Lil Earrings - Lightweight blue ceramic stars.

kdkdkd said...

I like the Lil' Dish - RELAX teabag holder, I drink tea every day so this would be handy. Love that little bird dish, so cute!

Caroline said...

I love the you. me. lil dish. It's so dainty and unique. If I had that, or the prize dish (which I would really adore), I'd probably use it to hold some of my treasured jewelry.

Caroline said...

I've subscribed.

Cool Crafty Mom said...

I love the lil dish wish. It is so cute.

DianaLynn said...

Lil Dish-Wish is my fave. I'd keep spare change and loose stamps and thumbtacks and paperclips...all those little things that I can never find when I need them! And each time I put something in or took it out I would make a wish!

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DianaLynn said...

I subscribe.

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sito50 said...

I like the Lil' Dish - Soulmates little birdies. I would use this little dish to hold little crafting supplies while I am working.

sito50 said...

I subscribe.

thehuffs said...

I would use the Happy Day dish for a ring dish by the bathroom sink!

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flappergirlcreations said...

My favorite item is the Lil' Dish - Wish. It's so pretty and I love the combination of the pale yellow and tealish blue. I would put the dish in my curio cabinet of favorite things!

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Damla said...

I like Lil' Dish - Happy Everything to you.

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Jenny said...

That is a darling dish. It would sit on top of my microwave to hold my teabag. From the shop, mt favorite is the Lil' Sign - together with birds. I'd give it to my hubby and then it would hang somewhere in our bedroom.
Thanks for the giveway!
~Jenny~

Jenny said...

I'm a subscriber!

Deedles said...

I like the Lil' Dish - Wish. So cute.

Mama said...

i love the lil dish Happy Day

Cathy Horner said...

I have 2 favorites. The little dishes called "soulmates" and "wish". I would use them to hold my guitar pics!
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EllyBean said...

I love the Lil' Sign - A flower blooms once! It's true and it would make a wonderful heartfelt gift.

EllyBean said...

I'm an e-mail subscriber.
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Mama Zen said...

I like the Lil Dish - Wish! This would be perfect for earrings!

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muffintopdesigns said...

all of robyn's stuff is fantastic! i use her little dishes for jewelry, and to leave little candies for the husband!!!! i just love the new "wish" dish that she has in her etsy shop!

xoxo muffin

Derek said...

I like the one with the simple tree design. It is very pretty.

Kimberly L said...

I like the Lil' Dish - Love you dad - would be perfect for 'Dad' to put on his dresser for his watch, keys and change -- from the kids for fathers day

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Anonymous said...

I think the Lil' Dish - Soulmates little birdies is adorable! Thanks for the cute giveaway!

Kim
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KelliAnn Christensen said...

I like the Lil Dish--Happy Everything to You. I'd display this in my kitchen to brighten up my day. :)
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Mrs. Sugar Smitten said...

I like the Wish dish. So cute!

deedleweedle said...

Lil Dish - I love you Dad is real cute.

Michelle said...

I like the Life Is Sweet dish. I would like to use this as a ring holder. Thanks for the chance to win!

Michelle said...

I subscribe.

Barbara said...

The Cherish dish is wonderful. Just today I was wishing I had a spoon rest. One of these dishes might fill the bill perfectly.

Lona said...

Lone little fern dish is my favorite. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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Elissa Minor Rust said...

Most definitely I would choose the little fern dish. It would sit atop my dresser and hold my most cherished rings.

Hanna said...

so cute! I love the wish dish.

Hanna said...

I'm a subscriber.

Bekah said...

I love the wish dish. I would set it up on a a cabinet or a wall as decoration

ashley said...

ummm ummm, i love the happy day plate! i would serve my daughter her first birthday cupcake on this plate! on second thought, i would show her her cupcake on this cute plate and then serve birthday cupcake by its lonesome so that we can bring it out yearly for the birthday girl or boy's slice of happy day cake!

Erin, maker of chimes said...

I'm loving the wedding cake one. Perfect resting place for the wedding ring of a new bride while she does the dishes!

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NewYorkMemos said...

My Favorite item would have to be the Hugs and Kisses dish. It's so sweet.

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~Nyny

Heather Leigh said...

I also love the happy day blue birdie. I would serve candy on a dish as sweet as this one in the giveaway!

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Anonymous said...

blue bird dishes are cute, great for fudge!

Cheryl F. (Lucky Ladybug) said...

My favorite item from Plays With Clay is the Lil' Dish - Soulmates little birdies :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

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Cheryl F. (Lucky Ladybug) said...

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Therese said...

I love the dish with the hershey's kisses

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Renee G said...

This is darling. Please include me in your drawing.

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Missesprincess said...

Lil' Dish - RELAX teabag holder is my fave item ~

Jenna said...

These little chickies are definitely my favorite, but my second favorite is the "Relax" teapot design. If I won, I'd let my daughter use this to store "mommy's ring." Every day, she asks me to play with my ring, but then winds up dropping it on the floor somewhere and I spend half the day looking for it again. ;)

KaHolly said...

Lone Little Fern is my favorite. I'd put it on my dresser, ready to place my little pieces of jewelry before bedtime!

sabrita said...

The Lone Little Fern dish is so adorable. I love leaf and tree motifs. This little fern could almost be a Charlie Brown Christmas tree too. So cute! I would use it on my bathroom counter for small jewelry items.

ehhogan said...

I like Lil' Dish - Hugs and Kisses

Tackyhandmade said...

I loved my Dad, we lost him in 2004. So my favorite is "I love you Dad" Dish. Perfect!

Tackyhandmade said...

I subscribed my email. Parrotsale@gmail.com
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amy purple said...

I adore the Love you dad lil dish! I love my dad to pieces and it would be a cute way for him to drop his spare change each night.
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Tina12312 said...

I just love their little Lil' Dish - Happy Everything to you and I would use it to put my jewelry in when I'm working out in the yard or in the kitchen. Thank you so much!

The One said...

i like the relax teabag holder

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Purplepixiepop said...

OOhhhh that is to cute to put anything on it!! Collectors item I would say!! Please enter me in the contest!! Thanks so much!! :)

Shari said...

I love the "Happy Everything" dish. First I just love the saying...it's a nice little reminder. Love the monocromatic nature of it, I love that. I have these rocks that are about the same color that I picked up from a spot right near where my dad passed away. I keep them in a little ceraimic bowl on my sofa table so its near our family all the time, but this would be even prettier for it. Thanks fo the giveaway. I love your blog, plan to visit it lots!

Purplepixiepop said...

Im a subscriber!! :)

Mia J. said...

My favorite is the lil dish wish.

Nyki said...

I too love the "Happy Day" Birdie plate. I love little thinks like that, that just make you smile!

Leane said...

My FAV item is the 'Lil' Dish - Happy Everything to you.' I think this would make the cutest spoon-rest for the stovetop......I love it because it puts a positive, playful note into an everyday item. Great giveaway!

Leane said...

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Shelley K. said...

Lil' Dish - Wish is my favorite. So cute :) Thanks for a great giveaway.

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Shelley K. said...

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(I would put it put it in my kitchen and put my rings it it when I am cleaning up, etc)

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Sheila said...

So sweet with the little birds! This would sit on my kitchen counter, and hold grandson's binkie. (So we always know where it is. VERY important, don'tcha know.)
Sheila
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always_317537 said...

I like the "lifes sweet " dish , i would put candy on it >

Erin Bowe said...

I like the Happy Everything dish the best, but I have several other favorites.

In it, I think I would put 3 stones I've collected that are associated with happy memories.

Gina said...

I like the "Lil' Chopstick rests - lil' bugs go marching by" because it would be perfect for my four little bugs.

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HerAnatomy said...

I love birds. So, naturally I love the giveaway piece! I also WANT the
Lil' Sign - Together with birds
(here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19210595)

I would definitely hang this above the door of my bedroom I share with my lovely boyfriend =D Suiting!!

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HerAnatomy said...

P.S. I've subscribed under the email overthemoon43@yahoo.com

Thank you!

Beadin By The Sea said...

I love your lil'fern dish but both of these would be a perfect resting spot for my teabag when I have a cup of tea! Lovely shop!

Cand said...

They're all freaking adorable but the one that REALLY sticks out to me is the "Cherish" dish.

My first though on seeing these was that I would use it to put my wedding and engagement ring in when I shower or do messy stuff. What would be better than one that said cherish?

Cand said...

I subscribed!

RockerJewlz said...

The prize dish is my favorite. It immediately reminded me of my friend who is a fellow bird lover who has many ravens in her neighborhood as well as glass birds she makes in her studio to keep her company.

I would keep this dish with me so that every time I look at it I am reminded of love I have (and receive from) my friend.

nanja said...

I like the little Cherish dish and I think it would make a great valentine present with a little candy kiss on it. Thank you!
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