April 11, 2010

100th Follower Celebration & Giveaway!


 (yes, this is mini-me, oh-so many decades ago) 

I promised everyone that I would have another giveaway for my dear blog readers as soon as I reached 100 followers! That milestone was reached about a week ago! Hip-Hip-Hooray! Just in time for your spring and summer flowers, I am raffling off a handcrafted bud vase that I recently purchased in Berea, Kentucky.


Standing about six inches tall, this vase is a study in contrasts with its modern shape and rustic looks. It is carved out of exotic wenge, a type of tree that grows in swampy areas of West African countries. This kind of wood has been used for centuries in native Africa to make ceremonial masks and statues paying homage to gods. However, I didn’t know all of this interesting history when I bought it! I just liked the beautiful dark brown heartwood surrounded with streaks of light tan. And a little glass tube cleverly fits inside the vase for holding water.

Hopefully, you like this vase too and will enter to win it! Here’s how to get your name in the proverbial hat:

  1. Leave a comment on this post to get one entry.
  2. If you also follow my blog, please leave second comment to get an additional entry.
  3. Entries outside the U.S. will be accepted. However, only those from bloggers with active web sites will be eligible.
The last day to enter is Wednesday, April 14. And a special thank you to all of my dear followers!

25 comments:

  1. Oh that is a beautiful vase my friend. And congrats on the 100!!! Woo! Hoo!
    HUGS
    Kim

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  2. And I am a follower from WAY back!!! It's hard to believe isn't it? LOL!

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  3. Oh, it is beautiful! I have been through Berea many times, but have never stopped to check it out!

    So, yes, enter me! And congrats on the 100 followers :)

    misha

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  4. And, of course I am a follower! Love your blog!

    misha

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  5. Congratulations on 100 followers. I wish you many more in the future. That is one cool looking bud vase

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  6. and for number 2 comment, I already follow you :)

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  7. cONGRATS ON THE MILESTONE YOU HAVE REACHED,gEE YoU have covered some topics in that time eh?
    Love to you my Faraway friend!

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  8. CUE IN THE "JAWS" MUSIC...
    "I AM A FOLLOWER!

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  9. Congratulations Donna...100 followers is not a surprise to me ..your blog is awesome to read! Thanks for the wonderful articles you compose! Forever a following friend! Cindy

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  10. Hey there, Donna....
    Congrats on the 100 followers! What a lovely vase...you have such a great eye for beauty.

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  11. And yes, I have been following you for quite a while now. I don't always comment, but I do keep up with you and your many adventures. My blog is not completely inactive. I'll be back to more regular posts soon.

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  12. Wonderful!!!! 100 followers and Growing!! And why Not? There's Always something going on in here!
    hughugs

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  13. And, I'm your Happiest "stalker"...(I Really do come to visit You...Marty is just my most favorite bunny...Hahaa)
    hughugs

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  14. Congratulations Donna on reaching a 100 followers. I follow your blog and I know I always love seeing what you are doing or have to say. Please enter me in your giveaway.

    Take Care,
    Debbie

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  15. Congratulations on 100 followers! You are worth following.

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  16. Not a follower in the way that you mean, but you know I'm always around. ;> Thanks for tossing my name in to the cap once. It's a lovely vase and a marvelous wood. I think that I was finally able to post your photograph properly. Check it out if you get the chance.

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  17. What a pretty vase. They sure do lovely work in Berea and keep the old-time arts alive!!!

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  18. the day my lil blog hits 100 followers - will be the day i drop dead-- congrats to you--
    btw-- that doll scares me a little -- but-- i know you loved her-- i have a feeling you still have her-- somewhere-- what was her name? (is)

    have a great week -- my scab :))

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  19. Congrats on the 100th follwer!
    I'm number 101. :)

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  20. This wooden vase is too pretty, I love the colour. It's interesting that it's made from a tree from Africa.

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  21. I hope I am not late ^_^. Great shot with the vase!

    RRT~Kiddo
    MYM-An Angel

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  22. lovely vase :) and sweet giveaway
    oh and congratulations on your 100th follower

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  23. still wonderin-- what's her name? or is that scary too? :))
    ya know... that vase would look prettee darn nice on my new - old cabinet-- ya think?
    :))

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  24. Hey, if I came around to visit more I would have seen this!! Ha! Great giveaway!!

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  25. What a very beautiful vase. How gracious of you to share it!!

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