Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Great Out of Drawers & A Giveaway!

Most of us keep our flatware and silverware in a drawer and pull it out when we need it.  I think it has an intrinsic beauty all its own and makes for great 'bouquets' and displays.


Here is a set of antique silver straw spoons in a shell motif' that I've displayed on my buffet atop a vintage napkin.

I have a few sets of flatware I use in my tablescapes and everyday use.  I keep some of my flatware displayed in vintage English transferware pitchers in the kitchen, above the planning desk where there are little built ins for letters, and organization.


Gold handled demitasse spoons are stored in this miniature Charlotte patterned pitcher

This little Spode Byron creamer holds some demi cocktail forks, spoons and spreaders all with a teapot handle.

A silver plated loose tea scoop, tea strainer and tiny pastry server are stored in an open sugar bowl.  I've gotten a lot of adorable demitasse spoons and silverplated tea accessories from Home and Teatime Elegance, an online shop featuring a great selection of teas and tea time accessories.

In the dining room I store my gorgeous hand beaded serving set in a red transfer ware octagonal tea caddy.




These unique pieces are hand wired and beaded by Joy at Weaves Beads.  Joy has offered a $30 gift certificate to her shop where various serving sets and beaded earrings are for sale, which she makes.

GIVEAWAY RULES
To enter this great giveaway a FIRST  time, visit Weaves Beads, then come back and let me know what your favorite item is or what you'd select if you're the winner.

If you are a follower or become one, you may leave a separate comment for a SECOND entry.

Blog about or grab my button for a THIRD  entry (you have to come back and leave a comment letting me know you've done this)

For a FOURTH entry, tweet about the giveaway and leave a comment and your link or Twitter username

and for a FIFTH entry, mention the giveaway on facebook and leave me your link as an additional comment.

The winner will be randomly selected using a numeral generator and will be announced May 26. 
Please make sure to either leave an email address or blog name so I can contact if you are the winner.  Thank you and good luck all!

Linking up to these fun memes:
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Rednesday at It's a Very Cherry World at
Ruby Tuesday at Work of the Poet
Suzanne at Colordolady for Vintage Thingie Thursday
Melissa at My Cottage Charm for Treasures and Trinkets Thursdays
Amy at Keeping up with the Schultz Family for Round Robin (Friday)
Jessica at A Few of My Favorite Things for Favorite Things Friday
Three or More Tuesday at The Gyps's Corner
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Jenny Matlock for Alphababe Thursday



Friday~Finding Beauty







121 comments:

  1. Nancy, i do the same thing- there's only so much drawer space! What a great store- I think I'd love the ice bucket scoop and Allie, of course, loves the earrings
    xoxo Pattie

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  2. And you know of course, that we follow! :)
    xoxo Pattie

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  3. I love how you surround yourself with so many beautiful things! And it's so nice to be able to see those things displayed so that you can enjoy them.
    I would love to win the pink ice scoop! Thank you so much for the chance to win!
    Happy REDnesday!
    Carol

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  4. Now that is a very clever and beautiful idea. And, a good reason to collect creamers! And, of course, more cute little pieces of flatware. Now I just have to figure out a place to put them.

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  5. Nancy, I absolutely love the way you display your flatware! It is gorgeous! And your collection is enviable! I am green with jealously and tickled pink for you!

    I went to Weaves Beads and love their Fall woven flatware. Beautiful shades of browns and golds. So pretty.

    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!
    Yvonne

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  6. I need to do more of this. Like you, I like the look of these little pieces grouped as if bouquets of flowers.
    The beaded serve ware is beautiful. I'd get one of the ice scoops. Love the amber/rusty colored beads.

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  7. Nancy, back again to say I'm a follower! Thanks for entering me in this great giveaway. ~ Sarah

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  8. Forget the "flatware", I just love all of your jugs!! LOL!! I often used to wonder what the dickens was "flatware"...we just call it cutlery in Oz!

    Great post!
    Warmest Hugs,
    Sandi @ Bearly Sane

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  9. Wow Nancy,

    I love the way you have all your silverware displayed...over the top and so beautiful!

    Miss Bloomers

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  10. Oh, my goodness, Nancy! I love this! What beautiful silverware you have. If I had some this pretty and of course pretty holders, I'd have them out too. Well, I guess I do have a few little pieces in cups! Your cabinet looks so lovely with your gorgeous dishes and silverware. I love it.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  11. Nancy, you sure know how to showcase all your beautiful pitchers and silverware.
    I would love a chance to win this giveaway...my nephew's wife is going to have their baby Thursday so I would choose the baby set, but will have wait on the color choice until we know if the baby is a boy or a girl!

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  12. Yes, I am one of those followers drooling every time you post!

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  13. Love the Navy Teardrop Earrings. omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. Also, glad to be a follower of yours!

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  15. I have recently become a collector of small pitchers and creamers. You give me more reason to continue. I am jealous of your talent for display.

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  16. Hi Nancy~What a fantastic idea to display the flatware. I have seen a spooner sitting out with pretty spoons but nothing like your display.
    Also, love that pattern in your kitchen!
    Fondly,
    Ann
    @
    The Tattered Tassel

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  17. Ooh~Weave Beads is very cool. I'd choose the clear serving set if I won the gift certificate.
    Ann
    @
    The Tattered Tassel

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  18. And of course I am a follower!! Maybe your biggest fan. : )

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  19. The flatware is gorgeous but I love the earrings! The little pink ones are so cute! Thanks for another great giveaway!

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  20. Hi Nancy. I agree that YOU should display your silverware, but if you saw what little I have, you would agree that I should keep it in the drawer! My B-Day is coming up and I definitely want to fill my drawers with something new! I would go for the candy scoop and a pair of earrings. Joni

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  21. I am a follower too! Love to see all the pictures! Thanks!

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  22. Very very pretty! Love how you display. Blessings, Vicky

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  23. Nancy, I have posted your button and a blurb about your giveaway on my sidebar. Joni

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  24. I also tweeted about the contest. You can see the tweet feed on my sidebar. Joni

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  25. I absolutely love your displays with your silver. What a fabulous idea and the cupboard is wonderful. You have such gorgeous pitchers and dishes too. Just unreal pretty. I will have to think about this and see what I can come up with. Such a great idea.

    For the giveaway, I would love the clear bead server. So pretty.

    Thanks so much for joining the party. Great inspiration. Hugs, Marty

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  26. Just to let you know that yes, I am a follower. Hugs, Marty

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  27. I love how you display all the flatware! I love the red beaded flatware. If I win, I would love to have earrings. Tati

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  28. I just became a follower. Tati

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  29. I love the Ice Bucket Scoop, it's simply gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway.

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  30. You have a fabulous collection. Each piece is so beautiful, and so well displayed.

    For the giveaway, I love the ice bucket scoop.

    Have a great Rednesday!

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  31. Love all the pretty flatware and the pitcher is beautiful. Wonderful photos!

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  32. I like the pink server set. That is amazing how you have that set up.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  33. I am a gfc follower.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  34. A sweet hello from Frog Hollow Farm. I love your idea of displaying silverware and other pretty colorful accessories! I'll have to take out some pretty little antique cocktail forks with colorful stones on the top - they are very pretty and would look great in a little pitcher like your suggestion. I seem to collect lots of pitchers for some reason, they are so cute! I have to say that if I won I'd choose those beautiful red beaded pieces, so different! Ciao, bella!

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  35. A second sweet hello to say that I'm a follower, always delighted with your beautiful posts! Ciao, bella!

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  36. Tried grabbing your button a couple of time but Blogger wouldn't let it happen! Sorry - I'll try again later. Ciao, bella!

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  37. Very pretty and creative, Nancy!

    Love to you from Me

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  38. Oh my I cannot believe I have just found you today! Where have you been? Love the blog, love the transferware, and am signing on as a Follower as soon as this comment is posted.

    I have a few small sets of old silverplate in jugs and pots -- the only problem is they tarnish more quickly out in the open, and I am a lazy silver polisher.

    Best wishes, Cass

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  39. Back again -- as a Follower this time. :-)

    And I visited Weaves Beads ... and love the clear glass beaded serving set; what sparkle!
    Cass

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  40. How Pretty!! I would choose the Pink and Green Beaded Server Set.
    Thanks, Nancy
    www.coeurdalenegifts.com

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  41. Love your idea-it looks like a magazine. Just beautiful.

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  42. hey Nancy! I found a set of silver straw spoons at a NH consignment shop. They had tennis raquets at the top, where yours has shells. Being a tennis player, I just thought they were great and had more fun with them in glasses of lemondade and ice tea! I love how you display your collections of flatware. I am short on display space..but am on the lookout for pearl handled flatware...

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  43. Hi Nancy, I am glad you reminded me to grab your button.. I just did and it is on my blog now. Thanks for being my friend, girl friend!
    Amy

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  44. Ok, one more thing...I forgot to follow your blog!! I thought I wa...So now I am a following you Nancy! How did I forget to follow a blog I love to read??
    Amy

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  45. I follow!

    bead.eclectic@gmail.com

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  46. I love the gold and clear server set. I love your idea! How can you keep the silverware from getting dusty?

    bead.eclectic@gmail.com

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  47. I follow your blog with google friend connect!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. My favorite item is the Gold and Clear Server Set - IN PROGRESS
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. Wow, what a stunning display! It must make you so happy to look at those each day! Clever wording with "out of drawers"!

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  50. Love this!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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

    this is my favorite!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/46453925/clear-beaded-server-set

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  52. Hi Nancy! Beautiful displays! What are the straw spoons used for?

    Thanks for visiting me and entering my giveaway! Now I am entering yours! Love the pink server set! Good luck to both of us!

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  53. I love your displays! When visiting WeavesBeads's Shop, I noticed she is in my area. I like the Clear Beaded Server Set. Love your play on words!

    ~ Tracy

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  54. Bonjour Nancy,

    You have such great ideas. You have so much taste and talent when it comes to displays. I never thought of showing my flatware in this manner. Its all beautiful. I'm a new follower!

    Anne-Marie

    Happy Rednesday

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  55. (Oh dear ... I may have posted twice??? I hope it just went POOF and doesn't post twice)

    You have such gorgeous things and a great eye! I especially love your transfer ware, so lovely.

    Happy Rednesday,
    Sally

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  56. I love an Ice Bucket or Candy Scoop. Cool idea!

    kellifrobinson[at]gmail.com

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  57. If a winner, my choice would be the Clear Beaded Server Set.

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  58. As a follower of this blog, I enjoy reading your interesting and beautiful posts!

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  59. What an artistic statement the cutlery makes!!! So pretty!

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  60. I would choose the purple baby fork and spoon!

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

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  61. Very interesting way of storing cutlery, but does the silverware not get dirty or tarnished?

    I've been to Weavesbeads before through here, and the ice-cream scoop would be my scoop! (if I won, that is!)

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  62. Beautiful flatware! Love how you have displayed it. Thanks for sharing.

    Debbie

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  63. Wow....what a display today...amazing. Have a great VTT!

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  64. Thanks for linking up to my Treasures and Trinkets Thursday! :-) I LOVE your flatware...you have such great sets!! Oh, I'm a follower so I guess I'm in your giveaway too. :) lol
    Blessings!
    Melissa

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  65. Hi Nancy, Your blog is so beautiful, I'm a new follower this evening. I had never thought of using silverware in a display as you did. What a wonderful idea, they truly are a beautiful bouquet. I love your china cabinet displays, so pretty with all your dishes and silverware. Thank you for sharing and giving me some inspiration on displaying.
    Hugz,
    Kim

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  66. I love looking at this site! I love dishes and these pieces are wonderful. Now back to the site: I like the bucket scoop beaded spoon. Would prefer other serving spoons but none were available at this time.....so pretty and really dresses up a table!
    freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

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  67. Nancy,
    I just fell madly in love with this post!!
    The silverware..... the china.....the hutch..... everything is just to die for!!

    You really out did yourself on this one!!

    Debbie

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  68. I like the Baby Fork and Spoon Set
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  69. Lyudmila: Follow
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  70. tweet
    http://twitter.com/Ludmilochka/status/14363918025
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  71. What a GREAT way to display all your lovelies!! Those shell spoons are simple gorgeous! LOVE it all :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  72. I love the ice bucket scoop! Very cute!

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  73. I'm amazed at all of your flatware! My everyday is "on display" because, believe it or not, my kitchen only has 1 drawer, and it's only 4" wide!!

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  74. Thanks for all the eye candy and the chicken salad recipe above post! and thanks for the kind words about my daughter's sewing day for Haiti, Lezlee

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  75. What a lovely table setting! I love the red.

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  76. Such gorgeous arrangements,bouquets,displays. I had to slow down,stop and enjoy each picture..I love your transferware and your serving pieces... it just belongs the way you have it all displayed. I think my favorites have to be the demi pieces..and the pieces with the tiny teapots. Just gorgeous. Happy VTT....

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  77. What an amazing collection! You are blessed!

    Sarah

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  78. Love all the ruby-ness of these photos.

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  79. I love the idea of displaying tableware/silverware like that. It is very unique. Interesting post.

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  80. I love the pink server set.

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  81. Hi! Thank you for linking to Alphabe-Thursday this week!

    What a fun and gorgeous post for the letter "R"!

    You have lovely things!

    A+

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  82. the ice bucket or candy scoup is really cute! that would be great for a bbq for the ice bucket for drinks!
    kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

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  83. i am a follower under kshuttle btw :)

    kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

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  84. I like the "Ice Bucket or Candy Scoop"!

    samyrocks92 at msn dot com

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  85. Your button is on my blog!

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  86. I am a follower of your blog!

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  87. Your button is on my blog!

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  88. I agree...they are so pretty to keep out in the open. I usually keep mine in spooners, but I do love your transferware!
    Thanks,
    Pam

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  89. They are too pretty to put away!! My Mom keeps all her everyday silverware in a glass spooner on the kitchen counter.

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  90. First i want to say I love your header! Second, I love your transferware (especially the Charlotte pattern):) Third, the silverware is too die for! I would love to have just one piece! Fourth, new follower! Now, I will visit the Giveaway site!

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  91. Love the baby fork and spoon!

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  92. Hi, what a wonderful collection you have. I love the clear beaded server set.
    cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

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  93. I follow your blog!
    cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

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  96. I love the zebra stripes earrings!

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  97. I follow your blog.

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  98. I love your blog. I went to Weaves Beads and I loved the clear sever set. Thanks for the giveaway chance. My son is a reporter and photog and has been with the weather man from WACO tv and has been all the way to Oklahoma to storm chases.

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  99. I like the clear beaded server set.

    squeaks16(at)gmail(dot)com

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  100. Oh I cant begin to choose...wait ...ok the earrings (Zebra)

    I am a follower -- thanks so much for joining mine.

    Also for joining with us in Friday~~Finding Beauty... cuz you are always!

    Hugs
    Claudia

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  101. I love how you displayed the silverware - I don't have any lovely ones but if I did I wouldn't want to keep them in a drawer!

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  102. I'd choose this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/31063919/baby-fork-and-spoon-set

    bugs(dot)bittle23{AT}gmail(dot)com

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  103. I follow your blog :)

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  104. Tweeted about this here: http://twitter.com/confrosh/statuses/14546881468

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  105. I have your button on my sidebar: http://bugs23.blogspot.com/

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  106. The red beaded flatware is my favorite........all of your silverware is beautiful......

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  107. I like the
    Purple Baby Fork and Spoon Set.
    jswandrn at gmail

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  108. I would get the Frosted White Earrings, along with a few other things!
    kimhigueria at gmail dot com

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  109. Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/kimhigueria/status/14743289841
    kimhigueria at gmail dot com

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  110. button is on my blog at daffodilmama.blogspot.com
    kimhigueria at gmail dot com

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  111. Daiane Negretti
    daia171@hotmail.com

    I like the:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/23279227/ice-bucket-or-candy-scoop-ideas

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