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Reader Celebration :: Vintage Butterfly 94

 Up for Grabs: a $20 gift certificate to Vintage Butterfly 94

Meet Vanessa, the fashionista behind Vintage Butterfly 94 and one of Wild&Precious' lovely monthly sponsors:


Q: What do you love most about vintage?
A: For me, vintage is about being transported to another time and place. You catch of whiff of your Grandma's house, the feel of her mugs that you drank hot chocolate from, the way her nubby daisy afghan felt. I also love that things were once made to last, to be used and treasured and passed on to the next generation. We are such a throw-away society now. I wonder if "Vintage" will even exist in 30 years!

Q: How is your personal style reflected in your store?
A: A lady in my church once described me as "interested in everything." That is a pretty good description. It may seem like I stock anything and everything, but I am truly get a kick out of everything I offer in my store, just like I am genuinely interested in all the kinds of people who purchase my items.

Q: How do you find/choose what you make available in your store?
 Is it hard sometimes not to keep things for yourself?
A: I am ALWAYS looking. It drives my family crazy. I know every thrift store manager in a 10 mile radius and they all know me. I also have become acquainted with all the estate sale companies. Because I also make mosaics, all of these folks keep a look out for me for broken and chipped china. I get a feeling about certain garage sales...stopping when I am already late to something else, only to find a Spode plate or Cashmere coat that was just meant for me and the shop. I tell my friends what to look for and they call me when they think they have found something I might want. I don't think I am ever NOT looking for goodies to add to the store.

As for keeping things...sometimes I just keep things for a while and then when I am sure that I can live without it, I will add it to the store. Sometimes, though, I just know that I am just never going to part with something. I just found a wind up Seth Thomas clock that bongs on the half hour. It amuses me. And it matches the wood on my piano. I can't see myself parting with it ever. I never EVER sell family pieces.

Q: Do you wear a lot of vintage yourself?
A: When I can find some vintage jeans and t-shirts, that would be great! But for now, I have shoes, purses, and jewelry that I wear often. My house if fully decorated with vintage and I use a lot of vintage appliances because they are made so well. My vintage vacuum and toaster have lasted so much longer than the new ones I bought at Walmart. My husband calls me a chronological snob, but I just like things that are dependable.

How to Win:
Visit Vanessa's shop & come back to let me know what your most favorite design is.
{This is a mandatory entry & must be done prior to any other entries}

additional ways to enter:
1. follow Wild & Precious {2 entries}
3. be a fan of Wild & Precious on Facebook 
4. Tweet about the giveaway. {1 entry per day}
make sure to include @blairita, @vintagemosaics, and a link
5. follow me (@blairita) & @vintagemosaics on twitter
6. add my blog button to your side bar
7. blog about this reader celebration linking to my celebration page {2 entries}
8. let me know if you have entered another celebration giveaway {1 entry total}

{you must leave a separate comment for each entry. for example: this includes leaving 2 separate comments for following. Giveaway closes late Saturday night 10/30 & winner will be chosen via random.org and announced on Monday 11/1with the rest of the celebration winners}

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202 comments...:

  1. Oh I love vintage and I LOVE aprons
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/31744766/puce-and-lavendar-half-apron
    earthdancedaph@yahoo.com

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  2. I love the Green Pottery Covered Casserole dish. It is so gorgeous!

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  3. I tweeted about this giveaway. (@justhope412)

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  4. I now follow Vintage Butterfly 94 on Twitter!

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  5. I like this
    The Fringes of Autumn
    huffychic@gmail.com

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  6. facebook fan of Wild & precious
    huffychic@gmail.com

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  7. follow both on twitter
    huffychic@gmail.com

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  8. I entered the Blonde Peacock giveaway
    huffychic@gmail.com

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  9. what an adorable shop!

    i love the blue flower dress - and the jade green casserole dish. two very different things - but im loving this shop!

    muchloveilly@gmail.com

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  10. you know i follow you, miss blairta!! ;)

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  11. I love the puce & lavendar half apron!

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  12. I love most everything in the Mid Mod Retro Eames category! :)

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  13. the Brown Eyed Susan plate is so pretty and cheery. : )

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  14. I love the brick red envelope clutch!

    middle_friddle(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  15. I follow Wild & Precious.

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  16. I added vintage butterfly 94 as a favorite on etsy: shabbythreads

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  17. your blog button is on my blog:

    http://martylou.blogspot.com

    middle_friddle(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. I also entered your giveaway for the polaroid camera.

    middle_friddle(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. I love the green casserole dish!

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  20. gfc follower

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  21. gfc follower

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  22. entered the polaroid camera giveaway!

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  23. tweet: http://twitter.com/happy_haylee_3/status/28553320600

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  24. follow both on twitter @happy_haylee_3

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  25. follow both on twitter @happy_haylee_3

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  26. I love the The Fringes of Autumn
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    iamarougefille@gmail.com

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  27. Vintage Butterfly 94 is a favorite on etsy!

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  28. I tweeted about the giveaway (@shelltonbelle)!

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  29. I follow @blairita on twitter (@shelltonbelle)!

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  30. I follow @vintagemosaics on twitter (@shelltonbelle)!

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  31. I've entered all of the other celebration giveaways so far!

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  32. i love the polaroid highlander land camera model 80!
    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  33. blog follower of wild and precious as khrista porcadilla.
    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  34. blog follower of wild and precious as khrista porcadilla.
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  35. added vintage butterfly as etsy faves. username is bellekhris.
    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  36. added vintage butterfly as etsy faves. username is bellekhris.
    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  37. following you on twitter as bellekhris.
    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  38. following vintagemosaics on twitter as bellekhris.
    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  39. entered ande monster giveaway
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  40. I love the Polaroid Highlander Land Camera Model 80.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  41. I follow in google reader.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  42. I follow in google reader.
    2
    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  43. I entered the Sandy A La Mode giveaway.

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  44. I like the Turquoise Leather Peep Toe Pumps. They actually come in my size!

    oohmybento [at]gmail[dot]com

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  45. I follow your blog via GFC
    ~Cherie

    oohmybento [at]gmail[dot]com
    Entry #1

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  46. I follow your blog via GFC
    ~Cherie

    oohmybento [at]gmail[dot]com
    Entry #2

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  47. I entered the Fern & Flora giveaway!~

    oohmybento [at]gmail[dot]com

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  48. I like the Old Green Truck Planter, it's going to look so pretty in the kitchen with some pretty plants in it! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  49. #1 GFC follower, thank you.

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  50. #2 GFC follower, thank you.

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  51. Entered Betsy Jewelry Design giveaway, thank you.

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  52. I love the Wine Red General Electric radio!

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  53. I marked vintagebutterfly94 as a favorite on etsy!

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  54. I have Wild & Precious as a favorite on facebook!

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  55. I follow you and vintage mosaics on twitter!

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  56. I've had your button on my sidebar for a long time now! : )

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  57. I have entered your giveway for applechampagne!

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  58. The 1960s psychedelic brass dresser tray is super awesome.

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  59. I favorited on etsy! (bokononist)

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  60. I love the Sterling Silver and Turquoise Mexico pin and pendant.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  61. i hearted vintage butterfly 94 on etsy

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  62. yes please! my favorite is the Large Plastic Wall Sign Letter - L - Aqua (first letter of my last name:))

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  63. i'm a fan of you on facebook!

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  64. i follow you both on twitter!

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  65. http://www.etsy.com/listing/48965342/pair-of-1950s-deco-gold-crested-pottery
    these are pretty sweet.

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  66. following vintage butterfly 94 on twitter.

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  67. it's hard to pick just one favorite. but i love the "Holt Howard 1966 Dutch Folk Mug"! such cute design! :)

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  68. i added her to my etsy favorites! :)

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  69. i have entered other giveaways in your celebration!

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  70. I have entered other giveaways :)

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  71. I love the allibaster owls on Vintage Butterfly 94's etsy!

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  72. Vintage Butterfly 94 is a favorite on etsy!

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  73. I follow @blairita on Twitter! (@lacretia)

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  74. I follow @vintagemosaics on Twitter! (@lacretia)

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  75. I've entered the other celebration giveaways!

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  76. I love the turquoise leather peep toe pumps.

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  77. I love the pastel set of 4 cups!

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  78. follow via GFC (#1)

    Lnordquist@live.com

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  79. I love the globes! I'm in the market for one :)

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  80. Follow via GFC (#2)


    Lnordquist@live.com

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  81. I've entered a few other celebrations.

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  82. my favorite is the Style House Japan Extra Large Mid Mod Round Platter
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  83. I follow Wild and Precious with google friend connect
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com
    #1

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  84. I follow Wild and Precious with google friend connect
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com
    #2

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  85. I favorite Vintage Butterfly 94 on Etsy - my Etsy name is Hurdler4eva
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  86. I'm a fan of Wild and Precious on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  87. I follow @blairita on Twitter - I'm @AmberGoo
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  88. I follow @vintagemosaics on Twitter - I'm @AmberGoo
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  89. I entered your Blonde Peacock giveaway and a few other celebrations
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  90. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/AmberGoo/status/28728235693
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  91. I love the Purinton Pottery Milk Pitcher

    Thank you for the give away

    SheilaC

    shecarita at yahoo dot com

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  92. Love the trays and the aprons! especially the crocheted chevron half apron.
    rach62803 at yahoo dot com

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  93. gfc follower
    rach62803 at yahoo dot com

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  94. gfc follower 2
    rach62803 at yahoo dot com

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  95. I entered lots of your other giveaways :)
    rach62803 at yahoo dot com

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  96. .Kissy Fish - 1950s Miller Studio Plaster Wall Plaques

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  97. I really like the Fall Leaves and Acorns Red Tin Tray.

    jas8929 at gmail dot com

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  98. I like the Mosaics, especially the Cathay and Chrome Mosaic.

    abstractrose@yahoo.com

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  99. I love the Ultimate 1980s Wide Belt - Kaso Waist Bracelet.

    hebert024 at aol dot com

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  100. I also entered the Fern and Flora giveaway

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  101. i like wild and precious on facebook

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  102. I added Vintage Butterfly 94 to my favorites on Etsy

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  103. Oh this was supposed to go first but I think my favorite item from her store is the Distressed Steel Tackle Tool Box. I think I could use it to carry craft supplies or display jewelry!

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  104. The Bell Howell One Nine 8 mm Camera with Case is sooo cool!

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  105. I've entered other celebration giveaways!

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  106. Love her 1960 Game of Life. Neat!

    Rachael

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  107. I like the Kissy Fish - 1950s Miller Studio Plaster Wall Plaques.

    honeybeez80@yahoo.com

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  108. I love the Pyrex Verde Green Leaves 1.5 Quart Baking Dish.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  109. I entered the much love, lily giveaway.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  110. ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/45419176/connie-gold-and-lace-party-pumps

    SO pretty!

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  111. I like the Elegant Pyrex 1 Quart Baking Dish with Server by Farberware.
    cyclona66(At) aol dot com

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  112. blog follower
    cyclona66(At) aol dot com

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  113. blog follower#2
    cyclona66(At) aol dot com

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  114. http://www.etsy.com/listing/41080702/vintage-round-needlepoint-pattern-tin

    teapotofkarmaATgmailDOTcom

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  115. I love the Dusky Lavendar Gray Beaded Strapless 1950s Party Dress. ksbald2@yahoo.com

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  116. I am a fan on facebook. ksbald2@yahoo.com

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  117. prior to my accident ( I was hit by a car) I owned a fabulous vintage clothing shop for 28 years In Asheville..I am a vintage gal..
    I loved this http://www.etsy.com/listing/48958864/purinton-pottery-milk-pitcher..
    thank for turning me on to her!
    Corinne
    ckurzmann@yahoo.com

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  118. I follow you via GFC (corky)
    Corinne
    ckurzmann@yahoo.com

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  119. I follow you via GFC (corky)
    Corinne
    ckurzmann@yahoo.com
    #2

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  120. I hearted her on etsy ( digginart there)
    <3
    Corinne
    ckurzmann2yahoo.com

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  121. I am a fan of yours on facebook.
    Corinne
    ckurzmann@yahoo.com

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  122. I love the Gold 1950s Whiting and Davis Metal Mesh Handbag

    sarah.stern.13 at gmail dot com

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  123. I follow you on GFC #1

    sarah.stern.13 at gmail dot com

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  124. I follow you on GFC #2

    sarah.stern.13 at gmail dot com

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  125. I added Vintage Butterfly 94 as a favorite on etsy

    sarah.stern.13 at gmail dot com

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  126. I like you on Facebook

    sarah.stern.13 at gmail dot com

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  127. I follow you on Twitter (sarahstern13)

    sarah.stern.13 at gmail dot com

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  128. I follow Vintage Butterfly 94 on Twitter (sarahstern13)

    sarah.stern.13 at gmail dot com

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  129. I spent a lot of time browsing Vanessa's Shop, Vintage Butterfly 94, I had more than than just this lovely giveaway in mind: It immediately struck me as the perfect place to shop for my hard to shop for 76 year old friend who lives in Maine.

    While I "hearted/favorited" many items that I would like for myself and other friends, my most favorites for my dear friend are:

    The Fringes of Autumn
    Primitive Hooked Rug Footstool
    and
    Wooden Sewing Box with Needle Book and Pincushions and Wooden Spools

    I know she'd be delighted with any of them. Thanks!

    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  130. Public Follower of Wild & Precious via GFC #1
    Salleefur/Jesslyn
    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  131. Public Follower of Wild & Precious via GFC #2
    Salleefur/Jesslyn
    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  132. I "hearted" Vintage Butterfly 94 on Etsy along with quite a few of Vanessa's items for sale.

    Salleefur

    Jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  133. W&P Facebook Fan
    Jesselyn A
    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  134. I entered your Studio jru, Fern & Flora and Betsy Jewelry Design Giveaways (among others)

    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  135. I love the 1969 Grosse Germany Gold Leaf Pin

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  136. Entry #1 - I follow you on GFC as "Brooke"

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  137. Entry #2 - I follow you on GFC as "Brooke"

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  138. I love vintage and antiques, so I found this shop SO MUCH FUN to look through! I can understand the wanting to keep (before finally listing in her shop) as I would have the same problem.

    One of my absolute FAV items is the: Antique Uneeda Biscuit Bowl by Warwick China.

    Would look gorgeous on display in my kitchen:)

    Thank you Vintage Butterfly 94 and Wild & Precious for a FUN giveaway.
    greimanjATcomcastDOTnet

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  139. I entered the Fern & Flora Giveaway as well.

    thanks again, greimanjATcomcastDOTnet

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  140. GFC Follower Jes*In*CO
    #1
    greimanjATcomcastDOTnet

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  141. GFC Follower Jes*In*CO
    #2
    greimanjATcomcastDOTnet

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  142. My favorite is the Olive and Apple Green Suede and Vinyl Kelly Bag

    rugerpuppies at hotmail dot com

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  143. Follow on GFC #1


    rugerpuppies at hotmail dot com

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  144. Follow on GFC #2


    rugerpuppies at hotmail dot com

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  145. I really like the quizzical owls.

    pandahugger(at)gmail(dot)com

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  146. my most favorite design is the ernest parton pond lillies
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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