Friday, October 1, 2010

giveaway & a playlist: with nesting emily





what is an artist?
a creator? a visionary? a creative powerhouse that can effectively articulate emotion + ideas into inspiring expressive form?

for me, the  mutli-media superstar emily jull of nesting emily embodies all of these truly admirable attributes (and more!)  ... i love emily's art!

as a longtime admirer of her work, i'm constantly amazed & inspired by the fantastical ways emily creates beautiful & functional new works in ceramics & textiles. 

it is delightfully mesmerizing for me to see her art so brilliantly marry kntting or fibres or felting,  & porcelain forms in such invigorating, organic ways. a trip to her amazing gallery of a shop is a breath of inspiring fresh air ... just like a gorgeous autumny walk!

so i hope you'll read on to find out how you can WIN one of emily's gorgeous works from her fabulous new knit obi vase collection!

but first, a delightful autumny playlist from our artist!

nesting emily





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i just love a great playlist. i think it stems back to those glorious mixed tapes days where i'd either make, sometimes receive and always always covet a fabulous collection of tunes by various great artists! for me, a personal playlist is a magical grouping of songs. *bliss!* ... so i've asked some wonderful artists if they'd make up a little playlist on a theme for this rikrak studio series. i thought we might get a glimpse into what musically inspires these fabulous folks... i'm thrilled to present the next: playlists with nesting emily! and check out the other great playlists here.
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theme: Songs for an Autumn walk
dj: emily jull of nesting emily

September- by Pomplamoose 
(Maybe the best, happiest cover of all time!) 


The Shape of My Heart- by Noah and the Whale 
(Oh so sweet, these boys are)
 
Echo Beach- by Martha and the Muffins 
(I am a child of the 80's and this in a fav)
 
My Moon My Man- by Feist
(Simply too good not to include)

You're a Wolf- by Sea Wolf 
(My favourite walking song) 

St. Francis- by Ohbijou  
(My favourite Canadian band- they are amazing live!) 

Mykonos- by Fleet Foxes 
(Not since Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young have a group of men sung so beautifully) 

Devil Spoke- by Laura Marling  
(I love her voice so much!!!) 

Heartbeats- by Jose Gonzalez  
(Maybe the other best cover of all time- so pretty.) 

Undertow- by Warpaint 
(these gals are my newest musical find & I am so smitten!) 

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thanks so much, emily! what a fabulous playlist!
and now... one lucky rikrak studio reader will win... 

---> this amazing emily jull original knit obi vase <----
valued at $40.


emily writes about the giveaway item:  I am premiering this line on the rikrak blog. This is a knit obi bottle/vase. It is my ode to the great knitters and spinners of our craft community. It comes with a removeable obi (scarf, sweater) of hand spun yarn (this one is by funky caroline) that way it can be enjoyed with it's obi, bare or someone can add their own (knit, sewn, etc). This one is about 7 inches tall by about 4 inched across. It is lined with moss green glaze and can hold water or other liquids (could add cork to have it hold oil etc).


1. visit the lovely nesting emily shop.
...  tell us about your favourite goodie & why you love it!
=   1 entry

2. heart/fave the  nesting emily shop on etsy.
...  & tell us.
=   1 entry



...  & tell us.
=   1 entry

4. share a favourite song that fits emily's fun *songs for an autumn walk* playlist!
= 1 entry
5. share a link to a fabric/yarn that you would use to create your own beautiful obi
= 1 entry
6.  follow or subscribe to the rikrak studio blog
... & tell us.
= 1 entry
7. follow  the rikrak shop (that's me! twitter.com/therikrakshopon twitter
... & tell us.
= 1 entry


8. tweet on twitter
... about this giveaway and come back here and tell us! be sure to include @therikrakshop so i can find you! 
= 1 entry

9. blog about this giveaway
... come back and tell us.
= 1 entry

10. grab one of my NEW rikrak studio buttons,
like this one from the left hand sidebar, for YOUR BLOG!


the rikrak studio



the rikrak studio

and add it to your blog!
{ ... just copy & paste the text in the box above  onto your blog sidebar! thanks! }


11. :: PLEASE NOTE: 
each entry must be it's own comment.
thanks! ::


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:: RULES ::
a) it is possible to have a maximum of 10 entries total per person.
b) please make sure to leave each entry as it's own comment. thanks!

c) using random.org, 1 winner of the nesting emily giveaway will be chosen on monday october 11th @ 11pm EST.
d) open to contestants worldwide.
e) please be sure to leave me an email where i can reach you if your account doesn't link to one. thanks.

 
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118 comments:

  1. I love her work! Thank you for sharing her shop with us, RR.

    My favorite piece is - http://www.etsy.com/listing/52862420/sweet-sunny-sunday-vintage-lace-doily

    Thank you.
    everydaysunshine6722 @ hotmail.com

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  2. Lately I'm in love with any song from Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska album. They all fit a autumn walk playlist, too!


    Thank you.
    everydaysunshine6722 @ hotmail.com

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  3. If I could knit (I CAN'T!!!!!!) I would use a handspun mint colored yarn like - http://www.etsy.com/listing/36168929/sea-glass-merino-bamboo-handspun-yarn?ref=sr_gallery_4&ga_search_query=yarn+handspun+mint&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&order=&includes[0]=tags&includes[1]=title

    to make an obi. Hope I win this one instead!!!! LOL!

    Thank you.
    everydaysunshine6722 @ hotmail.com

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  4. WOW! thanks for introducing me!
    its hard to pick just one fave.. but i'll for the Mossy Green Forest vintage lace doily and porcelain jar:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/52862118/mossy-green-forest-vintage-lace-doily

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  5. *she's added to my faves now- for sure!!!

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  6. i'm following her in flickr now too!

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  7. for my knit obi, i would use any of moonrover's wonderful work:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/57536168/fire-garden-corespun-bulky-with-twists
    another awesome artist :)

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  8. i would add the swell season's "low rising" song to the playlist:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5KV1Lf2NkY

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  9. Tough call but my fave is the Winter's soft light Vase

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  10. ooh i love this! http://www.etsy.com/listing/55915857/we-were-laying-in-the-field-cloud
    engh.katie at gmail.com

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  11. I love the kissing salt & pepper shakers!

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  12. http://www.etsy.com/listing/21179465/kissing-porcelain-salt-and-pepper-shaker

    seriously...who doesn't need kissing s&p shakers...a smile on my face :)

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  13. & I'm a follower! Love her playlist...lot's of new fave songs for my pandora station!

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  14. Love the Simple Organic Porcelain necklace, triple.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  15. Loving this jar! http://www.etsy.com/listing/52862118/mossy-green-forest-vintage-lace-doily

    The color is perfect for my dining room.

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  16. Also, just added her to my flickr contacts!

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  17. I think my song would be Dog Days Are Over by Florence and the Machine. It's peppy so I'll get a little more cardio out of my Autumn walk :)

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  18. Woo I'm having a commenting spree tonight! I just put your blog button on my sidebar. It's the first one I've added to my list of fav blogs!

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  19. Swoon! Just lovely! I like the Secret Desire of Foxes piece.
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  20. Hearted Nesting Emily on Etsy (OonaMoon)
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  21. Following Emily on Flickr
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  22. How about Autumn Sweater by Yo La Tengo for the playlist?
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  23. Following you on Twitter (@glasscastle)
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  24. New follower with GFC (oona)
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  25. I would use these beautiful hand dyed yarns from Australia!
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/msgusset
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  26. I put your button (buttons are at very bottom) on my blog. Your blog is an inspiration, such clean lovely design!
    http://backyardmama.blogspot.com/
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  27. Oh goodness, everything is absolutely amazing. I love ceramics, especially ones with exposed clay body, and these are fabulous. The colors, the forms, the combinations with stitch and fiber. *love* If I had to pick just one it would this little cheery yellow number: http://www.etsy.com/listing/52862420/sweet-sunny-sunday-vintage-lace-doily

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  28. I heart nestingemily on Etsy - mangomerle

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  29. Wow, her Winter's soft light Vase white on white porcelain and vintage lace is such a stunning piece!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/53674033/winters-soft-light-vase-white-on-white

    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  30. Hearted the nestingemily Etsy shop!
    username:panicxduh
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  31. Following nestingemily on flickr!
    username:panicxduh
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  32. Following the blog via GFC.(panicxduh)
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  33. Following @therikrakshop via Twitter.
    http://www.twitter.com/erinxduh
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  34. My Fun Autumn song--
    "Leaves That Are Green" Simon & Garfunkel
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  35. Love this Obi fabric idea:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/42747879/wide-metallic-gold-obi-style-sash

    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  36. Subscribed to the blog RSS feed.
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  37. I love the "Winter's soft light Vase" in Emily's Etsy shop, loving the white on white!

    anneriitta[at]gmail[dot]com

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  38. Favorited Emily's Etsy shop! :)

    anneriitta[at]gmail[dot]com

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  39. I follow the rikrak studio blog. :)

    anneriitta[at]gmail[dot]com

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  40. following @rikrakshop on twitter!

    anneriitta[at]gmail[dot]com

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  41. I love the We were laying in the field cloud watching Vase. It has so much meaning and would look great in the bathroom.

    cmw_2289 at yahoo dot com

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  42. I love the "our rainy day" porcelain jar.

    karenDOTerkertATgmailDOTcom

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  43. I would add "Winter Birds" by Ray Lamontagne to the playlist, but it's already pretty perfect as it is!

    karenDOTerkertATgmailDOTcom

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  44. It wouldn't be fair for me to participate in this wonderful giveaway because I already won (last year) a marvelous salt&pepper set made by Emily :)

    Just wanted to say that I adore her work and I'm always looking forward to see her newest pieces! Emily is a brilliant artist and a wonderful person! I was so lucky to met her on Flickr!

    So, thank you to Emily & Kristal, and good luck to all of you! I'm already excited and happy for the winner - I know how much joy Emily's art brought to me! :)

    Cheers!

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  45. My favorite is the Bird's Eye View FELT Vase

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  46. I "heart" the nesting emily shop on ETSY

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com
    ETSY username: 2Cats4Me

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  47. I follow and subscribe to the rikrak Studio

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  48. I follow you on Twitter as 2Cats2See

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  49. Oh, that winter's soft light vase is beautiful! And my favourite. The vase looks like melting ice cream and just makes me want to touch it.

    lshin116 at hotmail dot com

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  50. I pick this item http://www.etsy.com/listing/55915857/we-were-laying-in-the-field-cloud
    lusizova at gmail.com

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  51. Tweet
    http://twitter.com/Ludmilochka/status/26248574993
    lusizova at gmail.com

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  52. Your blog button on my blog
    http://ludmilochka.blogspot.com
    (right sidebar)
    lusizova at gmail.com

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  53. my favorite goodie is the we were laying in the field cloud watching vase because that's what i do on summer days!
    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  54. hearted nesting emily as bellekhris
    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  55. we don't have autumn in the philippines, but there is a video i love watching on youtube that features autumn scenes. the song is called moonriver.
    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  56. blog follower via gfc as khrista porcadilla
    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  57. twitter follower of your blog as bellekhris
    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  58. My favorite is the We were lying in the field cloud watching vase.

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

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  59. The "Tea with my Lovely" teabowl is beautiful and unique--so delicate! I would like to be the kind of person who uses one of these.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    --Liza

    ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  60. I love the Secret Desires of Animals series. The fox and the squirrel are my favorite.

    animalcrackers@gmail.com

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  61. oh wow! i love her work! it's soooo cute! my favorite product is:


    http://www.etsy.com/listing/55915857/we-were-laying-in-the-field-cloud

    allisterbee.blogspot.com

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  63. I like pretty much everything :), but my super favorite is Porcelaine White Whisper Bottle #5 on etsy at http://www.etsy.com/listing/39577669/porcelain-white-whisper-bottle-no-5. The shape and color is so perfect and tranquil. Seems like by just looking at it you become calmer and wiser.

    Sorry forgot to include my email first time around:

    termakova at hotmail dot com

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  64. Great shop!
    I love http://www.etsy.com/listing/53085424/the-secret-desires-of-foxes-lrg-toby-and

    My email: 86wiseandwise @ gmail.com

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  65. Anything Tegan and Sara is on my walking playlist!!!


    My email: 86wiseandwise @ gmail.com

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  66. http://www.etsy.com/listing/52862118/mossy-green-forest-vintage-lace-doily

    teapotofkarmaATgooglemailDOTcom

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  67. I am following RikRak on Twitter now!

    TheAprilRussellPhotography

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  68. I adore the "grey day at the seaside vase" the colors rock!

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  69. Fun songs for an Autumn Walk?

    Mine would be Ray Lamontagne's "You are the best thing."

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  70. What a great combo of mediums - my favorite item is Pink Sky at Night vintage lace doily and porcelain jar. Awesome!

    kellifrobinson[at]gmail.com

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  71. I'm a GFC follower (Kelli Lee).

    kellifrobinson[at]gmail.com

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  72. I'm a Twitter follower(KelliFRobinson).

    kellifrobinson[at]gmail.com

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  73. I love the Winter's soft light Vase white on white porcelain and vintage lace. :) I love that it is simple and white yet unique! :)


    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  74. I favorited her etsy shop! katy010305

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  75. I am already a blog follower of yours!


    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  76. I follow you on Twitter! KatyLMA


    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  77. I love the grey day at the seaside collection of vases, the colors, the details, the essence of the sea and the tiny narrow top.
    rebecca at urban sherp dot com

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  78. listed this giveaway on Urban Sherp:
    http://www.urbansherp.com/handmade-knit-obi-vase-giveaway/

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  79. Mouthwash - by Kate Nash

    rebecca at urbansherp dot com

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  80. My favorite piece is the Ocean Storm vintage lace doily and porcelain jar. I love the vintage look and the color.
    nbalogh522 at gmail dot com

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  81. follow you on Twitter @maybaby522
    nbalogh522 at gmail dot com

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  82. Follow via GFC
    nbalogh522 at gmail dot com

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  83. tweet
    http://twitter.com/maybaby522/status/26463016415
    nbalogh522 at gmail dot com

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  84. i love the KISSING porcelain salt and pepper shaker set ! so cute!! i love the colors!! :)

    misscasey(at)woh(dot)rr(dot)com

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  85. i "heart" your shop on etsy! :)
    etsy username: missCaseyLEE

    misscasey(at)woh(dot)rr(dot)com

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  86. our rainy day porcelin jar- makes rain seem so hopeful.

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  87. this is my favorite item
    We were laying in the field cloud watching Vase because I love cool rainy days and this reminds me of watching the rin out the window


    boswife @ gmail . com

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  88. My favourite piece is the 'We were laying in the field cloud watching Vase'

    kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  89. I hearted the store on Etsy (Jasmine1485)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  90. I'm following via GFC as Jasmine1485

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  91. I'm following you on Twitter (@NTFancy)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  92. I would love to also own the Tea with My Lovely porcelain and sky blue Teabowl. I love tea and I think that this would be perfect for a cozy night by the fire! I love the colours used in it as well...so beautiful!

    kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

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  93. Love the We were laying in the field cloud watching Vase because it is so dreamy and beautiful! omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  94. Hearted the shop @ohmydarlingvintage

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  95. Follow you on twitter @ohmydarlingblog

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  96. I suggest the song "Home" by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros!

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  97. i just adore the doily and porcelain pieces. the combination of hard and soft - gorgeous!

    3squares@live.com

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  98. i heart the nesting emily shop.

    3squares@live.com

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  99. i follow emily on flickr.

    3squares@live.com

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  100. i follow your blog!

    3squares@live.com

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  101. i follow you on twitter :D

    3squares@live.com

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  102. I love nesting emily's lace porcelain jars because all my little things always need to find a home.

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  103. Great music!
    http://www.myspace.com/thisisfirstaidkit

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  104. the vintage lace porcelain jars are the perfect mix of modern and cozy style!

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  105. i love warpaint! i would add edward sharpe's 40 day dream to the list

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  106. I like the porcelain white Whisper Bottle no 5. It is so lovely in its simplicity! Thanks.

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  107. I would like to have the Ocean Storm vintage lace doily and porcelain jar.

    Lisa

    greengirl@mail2web.com

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  108. I like the Winter's first Snow fall STITCH VASE white on white. The first snow is always my favorite day of the year! Also, that was the day my husband proposed to me three years ago.

    -Heidi

    writeme at heidimail dot com

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thanks so much for your comments, nicies!
it's a joy to read what everyone writes here.
thank you!