Friday, September 11, 2009

Emerson Creek Pottery Giveaway

This giveaway has ended. Thanks to all that entered!
After I took a pottery class in college I developed a whole new respect for potters. I had issues making just a simple bowl! After my experience, I started collecting handmade pottery. My aunt told me about Emerson Creek Pottery, which is in Bedford, VA, and I had to check them out.

Until now, I never thought about lead or other dangerous materials being in clays or dyes used in making pottery. After all of the recent China recalls, the chances are pretty high. Especially when you can pay $4 for a cup made in China or Mexico. They are known for cutting corners, so why would this be any different? The FDA hasn't paid much attention to pottery and this really needs to change! Studies have found that older China and pottery, even big name brands, have started to leach lead making them unsafe for food. Lead can get into your food and beverages through cracks, corrosion, heating of the pottery, or high acidic content. So instead of taking chances, purchase your pottery housewares from companies that you know you can trust.

Emerson Creek Pottery has been making handmade, Eco-friendly, non-toxic pottery for 32 years. All of their pottery is made from all natural and earth friendly materials. The paints and clays are non-toxic and lead free. Even your pottery is packaged in cornstarch peanuts and recycled fiber boxes.

I was sent a Go Green Earthware Posie Pitcher to review and it is truly beautiful. I love the earthy tone and smoothness of the pottery. There is something about holding a handmade piece and feeling the textures and shape. The 8 oz. Pitcher is great for personal made drinks, syrups or to even put a flower in for your kitchen table.

Emerson Creek Pottery carries a variety of gorgeous plates, bowls, mugs, bakeware, kitchenware, bathroom accessories, teaware, servingware, vases, lamps, home decor and more! They have 14 different lines to choose from, all at affordable prices.

Discount: Use MK909 at the checkout for 10% off any purchase of $25 and over.

The Giveaway: Emerson Creek Pottery would like to offer 1 lucky winner a coffee or tea Mug of their choice!
The Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. EST September 26, 2009 to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced after they respond to the winning email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email, or a new winner will be chosen. You must leave your email address! This contest is open to the US

How to Enter:
Tell me which Mug you would pick from Emerson Creek Pottery and what line it is in. Click on "Comments" to leave your post. Make sure to leave your email address!! I cannot contact the winner without it!

EXTRA entries: You must complete the "How To Enter" before making any extra entries. Make sure you leave a comment for each extra entry and tell me which one.
2. Become a fan of Mkokopelli on FB, Mkokopelli on Twitter or Follow my blog 3. Subscribe to my blog by email (on the right sidebar)
4. Blog, Tweet or send a message on FB and leave a link here (3 extra entries)
5. Enter another giveaway I have going on and tell me which one or leave a comment on a non-giveaway post
6. Tell me another piece of pottery from Emerson Creek that you would love to have
7. Tell me something you learned on Emerson Creek Pottery or their Blog
8. Fly the Flag Button on your blog or FB page and link back


162 comments:

  1. I love the wisteria collection. I would choose the personalized mug from the wisteria collection. I think I am going to order the dinnerware set for 4!
    pandamom05@gmail.com

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  2. I also ented the Colorful Childhood Store contest.
    pandamom05@gmail.com

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  3. I would also love to have the wisteria baking dish.
    pandamom05@gmail.com

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  4. I like the pinecone classic mug
    thank you
    kaiminani@gmail.com

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  5. I follow your blog
    thank you
    kaiminani@gmail.com

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  6. I'd choose the Tuscan Olive Classic Mug. It's in the Classic Line, the second mug.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. I subscribe via email.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. I entered the California Cozy Giveaway.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. I'd also like to have the Tuscan Olive Trivet.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. Emerson Creek Pottery's ceramic pieces have been featured at Mt. Vernon, Monticello and the Smithsonian Institute.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  11. I love the Rooster ceramic mug!

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  12. I am already a subscriber via email.

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  13. All the Go Green Earthware is fantastic!
    shannoncarman@Yahoo.com

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  14. I like the Dragonfly mug...very cute!

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  15. Oh mercy, I have found a new love. It is the Field of Iris Collection that Emerson Creek Pottery has. I would love a 16 oz mug in this collection if I get to pick the size, if I win.
    gourdsrmylife@yahoo.com
    Marj M.

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  16. I am an email subscriber to Mkokopelli.
    gourdsrmylife@yahoo.copm
    Marj M.

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  17. I would really love to have the Field Of Iris 2 qt. Pasta Bowl.
    gourdsrmylife@yahoo.com
    Marj M.

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  18. I entered your Plasmacar giveaway.
    gourdsrmylife@yahoo.com
    Marj M.

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  19. I learned that the Peaks of Otter Mountains are in Bedford, VA. on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Also in Bedford is the Log Cabin Outlet where you can purchase Emerson Creek Pottery.
    gourdsrmylife@yahoo.com
    Marj M.

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  20. I would choose the Rooster ceramic mug!

    jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

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  21. I subscribe!

    jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

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  22. I also love the rooster ceramic bowl!

    jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

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  23. I entered the dreamsacks giveaway!

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  24. I love the Tuscan Olive Mug :)

    pinpine77@hotmail.com

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  25. i now follow you on twitter too


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  26. and i tweeted lol


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  27. The Snowman Ceramic Pottery is what I would choose. It is so cute and snowmen always guarantee a smile! Thank you for the contest!
    txgigggles@yahoo.com

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  28. I would pick the Go Green Earthware Tea Set

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  29. Go Green Salt and Pepper Shaker Set in the Small Salt and Pepper Shaker Line
    kristi2bsb@Yahoo.com

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  30. Tuscan Olive classic mug in the classic line!

    MDJDARLING@AOL.COM

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  31. I like the Cranberry Mug and the Go Green Mug.
    bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  32. The Snowman mug is neat. Thanks for the chance. Mogrill@comcast.net

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  33. I'm a Facebook fan: facebook.com/spoodles

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  34. Tweet: http://twitter.com/Spoodles/statuses/3994001865

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  35. I'd also like to have the Dogwood Candlesticks.

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  36. Dogwood Mug
    KawaiiNeko2008 at aol dot com

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  37. I like the lavender mug in the classic mug collection.

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  38. I like the tea mug from the Dragonfly collection

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  39. I promise I'm not just copying the previous poster....my favorite is the Dragonfly tea mug. It is so pretty and I collect dragonflies. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  40. I like the Dogwood Ceramic Mug from the Dogwood Collection.

    dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

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  41. I also like the Dogwood 48oz Tea Pot.
    dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

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  42. I learned they have free shipping for orders $100.00 or more. Under $100.00 shipping is half off.

    dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

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  43. i would choose the Iris Mug fom fields of iris.

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  44. my favorite other item is the iris teapot!

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  45. i learned that all the designs are painted freehand, not stenciled on

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  46. entered the palma necklace giveaway!

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  47. I would pick the go green mug, I love that it's non-toxic.

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  48. I would love to have their Go Green Dinner Set for Four.

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  49. I learned that they are located in Virginia.

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  50. I really like the Dogwood mug. Pretty mugs make my coffee taste better.
    kaytewatts AT aol DOT com

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  51. I would pick the Iris Mug - Ceramic Mugs 16 Oz. Capacity. yyeres(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. another piece of pottery from Emerson Creek that I would love to have is the Tuscan Olive Iced Tea Pitcher. yyeres(at)gmail(Dot)Com

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  53. I learned some great recipes from their blog including the Grandma’s Cream Cheese Poundcake. yyeres(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. I would choose the Dragonfly Classic Mug. Beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com

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  55. I am a fan of Mkokopelli on Facebook. Thanks!
    Bridgette Groschen
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    FB Name: Bridgette Groschen

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  56. I follow Mkokopelli on Twitter. Thanks!
    Bridgette Groschen
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    Twitter id: joeandbridge

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  57. I follow your blog. Thanks!
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com

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  58. I subscribe to your blog by email. Thanks!
    Bridgette Groschen
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  59. I tweeted your giveaway. Thanks!
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/4333365502
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com
    Twitter id: joeandbridge

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  60. I posted a link to your giveaway on my Facebook page. Thanks!
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com
    FB Name: Bridgette Groschen

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  61. I entered your Colorful Childhood Store Eco-friendly Toy House Giveaway. Thanks!
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com

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  62. I entered your Any Sign $25 and Under from the Olive Barn Giveaway. Thanks!
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com

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  63. I've always loved China ceramics, with their rich textures and colours, but these ones here are very nice too, even though they have such a simple design.

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  64. I like the Tuscan Olive Mug from the Ceramic mugs.

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  65. I follow Mkokopelli on Twitter

    Earth_Creature

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  66. I tweeted

    http://twitter.com/Earth_Creature/status/4352178299

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  67. I entered the Colorful Childhood store giveaway

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  68. The Go Green Earthware Fruit Bowl is another piece I really like.

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  69. **Daily Tweet**
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  70. I entered your Zulugrass Bracelets and Strands Giveaway. Thanks!
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com

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  71. I entered your Rudbeckia Custom Hat Giveaway. Thanks!
    Bridgtte Groschen
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  72. I entered your DreamSacks Athena Tunic Giveaway. Thanks!
    Bridgette Groschen
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  73. I'd pick the Tuscan Olive Classic Mug.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  74. I also like the Iris Trivet from the Iris collection. I love the whole Iris line.

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  75. I learned that "Emerson Creek Pottery's ceramic pieces have been featured at Mt. Vernon, Monticello and the Smithsonian Institute."

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  76. ooooh the Snowman Mug in the ceramic mug collection :o)

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  77. I like the Go Green Classic Mug

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  78. The Go Green Earthware Classic Mug - I always worry about paints on mugs and lead, so great to hear about a company doing something about it!

    greenlancer(at)comcast (dot) net

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  79. I'd actually pick the one you have pictured, the Go Green Mug | 16 Oz I like the look of the 12 oz classic, but I need a bigger cup :)

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  80. **Daily Tweet**
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  81. i loved the dogwood mug! it is on the second line of the 2 lines of patterns (hope this is what you meant in your question!)

    thanks!
    yona_@hotmail.com

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  82. i would also love the dogwood chili bowl, because we never seem to have enough bowls in the house! lol!

    thanks!
    yona_@hotmail.com

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  83. I'd choose the Wisteria Classic Mug

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  84. I'd also love the Blueberry Pasta Bowl - 2qts is a great size!

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  85. I subscribe to your blog by email.

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  86. I entered the Rudbekia Hat Giveaway

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  87. I like the Snowman Mug from the ceramic line.

    Thank you. :D atraditionalsurro at comcast dot net

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  88. i like the 16 oz ceramic rooster mug

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  89. I like the Go Green Earthware Ceramic Mug in the Go Green Line

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  90. I love dragonflies, so definitely the Dragonfly Mug

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  91. I would pick the 16 oz. Mug from the Go Green line.
    pamisue001 at yahoo dot com

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  92. I would also like to have the Handled Salt & Pepper Shakers from the eGo Green line.
    pamisue001 at yahoo dot com

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  93. I love the Dragonfly Mug from the Dragonfly line. What a great visual to relax with a cup of tea or coffee in.

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  94. I also entered your Eco Handbags giveaway. Thanks!!
    pamisue001 at yahoo dot com

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  95. Go Green Classic mug would be my first choice.
    titletowntreasures(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  96. I love all the Wisteria Collection and would love the Mug
    NickyseesMom(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  97. fan of Mkokopelli on FB
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  98. Got the Flag
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  99. the other thing I loved is the Go Green Earthware

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  100. Entered Jelly Beans from Casbah Kitten

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  101. I like the pinecone chili bowls

    ejxd95 at gmail dot com

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  102. following your blog

    ejxd95 at gmail dot com

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  103. subscribed with email

    ejxd95 at gmail dot com

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  104. entered the olive barn giveaway

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  105. I like the blueberry baking dish

    ejxd95 at gmail dot com

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  106. I learned from emerson creek site that using avocado on your hair makes it softer and glossy

    ejxd95 at gmail dot com

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  107. I twittered http://twitter.com/jdaniel4smom/status/4401775988

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  108. I twittered http://twitter.com/jdaniel4smom/status/4401775988

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  109. I twittered http://twitter.com/jdaniel4smom/status/4401775988

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  110. They are located 1068 Pottery Lane, Bedford, VA 24523 . I have been there to their warehouse sale.

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  111. I would choose the 16 oz. mug in the go-green line.

    doris.hudson@charter.net

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  112. I follow on Twitter http://twitter.com/dori6279.

    doris.hudson@charter.net

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  113. Subscribe to blog. doris.hudson@charter.net

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  114. Twitted about blog contest http://twitter.com/dori6279 doris.hudson@charter.net

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  115. I would also love to have the wisteria baking dish.

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  116. I like the Dragonfly Classic Mug. Not sure what collection it was out of. Thank you

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  117. I love the Wisteria mug in the Wisteria Collection. It is so pretty.
    ncschools at yahoo dot com

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  118. I follow you on twitter - ncschools
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  119. I tweeted.
    http://twitter.com/ncschools/status/4405525820
    ncschools at yahoo dot com

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  120. I tweeted. Entry #2
    http://twitter.com/ncschools/status/4405525820
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  121. I tweeted. Entry #3
    http://twitter.com/ncschools/status/4405525820
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  122. I like the Wisteria Pasta Bowl.
    ncschools at yahoo dot com

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  123. I learned that each of their pieces is a little different because they are handmade.
    ncschools at yahoo dot com

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  124. I entered your Olive Barn giveaway.
    ncschools at yahoo dot com

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  125. I would pick the Tuscan Olive Mug from the Tuscan Okive line. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  126. I like the Iris Chili Bowl /

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    email in blogger profile.

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  127. I follow your blog on google friend connect.
    email in blogger profile.

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  128. I'm a fan on facebook. http://www.facebook.com/js2222
    email in blogger profile.

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  129. i follow on twitter - js22222222 .
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  130. tweet: http://twitter.com/js22222222/status/4407949418

    email in blogger profile.

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  131. I would pick the Go Green Earthware ceramic mug myself

    http://www.emersoncreekpottery.com/dinnerware/go-green-ceramic-mug.shtml

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  132. My favorite is the Personalized Latte Mug in blueberry.

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  133. I would pick the Latte Mug from the Dogwood collection!

    zestywonderland@gmail.com

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  134. Facebook fan of yours!

    zestywonderland@gmail.com

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  135. Subscribe to your emails & follow on Blogger!

    zestywonderland@gmail.com

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  136. I wish I had/ would love to own the complete Dogwood Handpainted Ceramic Dinnerware Line!

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  137. The Go Green Mug is my favorite. I would chose it.
    jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

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  138. i'm a facebook fan
    jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

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  139. I follow you on twitter @macmomof3
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  140. I would also like to own the Snowman Collection for the holidays.
    jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

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  141. I LOVE the Dragonfly Mug :)
    http://www.emersoncreekpottery.com/dinnerware/dragonflymug.shtml

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  142. I like the Go Green classic mug.

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