Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Inside My Curio Cabinet & a CSN $50 Giveaway

A few weeks ago I shared some photos of my curio cabinet full of red glass, silverware and transferware.
Here's a closer peek at some of the things I store inside.
A pretty swan shaped, crystal vase that was given to Shawn and me as a wedding gift by family. 


 My favorite things in here are the pierced, silver plates and heart shaped bowls that belonged to my Great Aunt and Uncle.  Some of these pieces are engraved with their initials.  I lined the back of some of the shelves with these.  They are tarnished and obviously could use a cleaning...but I kind of like the worn and weathered look against the sparkle of glass and crystal.


In front of the pierced plates stands a row of Waterford wine hocks paired with a row of vintage Ruby Flash thumbprint glasses.  At the center is a decanter that also belonged to my Great Aunt & Uncle.  I draped a beaded bottle cover over it to add a little extra sparkle.

 Almost all of the red glassware in here belonged to my Mom and/or her Mom, my Grandma Stubbs.


 This heart shaped dish had actually belonged to my Great Uncle Art's parents.  It is one I used at my Valentines Day table this year.  It's my favorite piece.  I love the heavy detailing of the flowers around the border.


All of the transferware pieces are some I've collected over the years.  This toothbrush holder is a favorite. I know, your'e probably wondering what the heck an antique toothbrush holder is doing in here?  It's short, looks good and doesn't obstruct the view to the back...plus I love cramming as much stuff as I can in here!


What about these transferware pieces that look like vases?  These are all lamps...well without the electrical wiring and such.  I don't know why but I love these things.  I have 7 or 8.  The white bride and groom are old Avon bottles.  My Mom made a floral arrangement with these at the center first for my cousins wedding shower and then for mine.  They must be at least 30 years old.  Anyway, more sentimental stuff I can't get rid of. 
The bottom shelf holds a tea service, also belonging to my Great Aunt Anna Lee & Uncle Art.  The rocking horse was one of my children's first coin banks.


  Some of you asked me what the brass tag (at the top of the curio) reads.   My curio was a gift from my hubby on our 2nd wedding anniversary.  This was a MAJOR purchase for us at the time.   Like most young (I was 18) married couples we were b-r-o-k-e.   Some things never change. ;-)
Shawn had a tag engraved for the curio...and, well, here is what it reads:



 One final look inside....


...now let's close the curio doors and get on to the giveaway.



 CSN Stores contacted me once again and offered one of my readers a $50 gift certificate good towards any purchase at any of their 200+ stores. If you've been around blogland you are probably familiar with CSN and probably already have a few things picked out you'd love to have...I know I do!     Whatever you're shopping for, you're sure to be able to find it here. Two of my boys have been saving money for a
 flat panel tv stands to hold their tv and video game consoles.  CSN has lots of styles to choose from, be it traditional or completely contemporary styled. There are tons of finishes, painted or stained, and options such as corner tv stands!  If you're in the market for one, click this link and look around. 



All you need to do is leave a comment on this post and you're entered.  Become a follower and enter again with an additional comment.  For a third entry, fan me on Facebook and leave another comment here on this post.

Winner will be announced next Wednesday, March 9th.

158 comments:

  1. Love all your goodies in the curio cabinet! The toothbrush holder is my favorite!

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  2. Wow! Please enter me. I love your swan vase.

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  3. Lovely! THanks for the chance.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  4. I follow on gfc

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  5. Hi Nancy! I like the toothbrush holder too. Looks like you could use it for olives or nuts...but I love the heart shaped dish!! Lots of nice treasures. So sweet that Shawn realized early into your marriage that you were a collector and needed a cabinet!

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  6. What a great photo display of your gorgeous glass and transferware. Totally love it. Thanks for providing so many examples.

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  7. Oh my word, you have me completely hooked on transferware! In fact, I've been in and out of your Etsy store all day leaving little hearts all over everything!

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  8. I'm also a follower and I'm on my way to liking you on facebook....

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  9. I'm almost speechless Nancy, you have some amazing things in your curio cabinet - I love that your dear heart bought it for your 2nd anniversay. If I really had to choose a favourite I think it would be the heart dish, though they're all such beautiful things.
    Enjoy the rest of the week.
    Best wishes
    Rose H

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  10. And now I like you on facebook. :)

    Thanks!

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  11. Wow you have some beautiful things in that curio cabinet! I collect Ruby Red glass plus a lot of other things. lol:) Would love to be entered into your giveaway. I'm in need of a new way to display some things.

    Hugs XX
    Barbara
    P.S. I will immediately like you on Facebook!

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  12. Oh I just love that you have a tag on the curio. I have a little curio that my husband gave me when we moved into our first house. I would love to get one of those for it also!

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  13. Beautiful pictures! Thanks for the chance to win!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  14. I like you on Facebook with my username Mary Happymommy.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  15. Hi lovely lady, I love your Beautiful give-a-way sweet lady. I also put you on my facebook telling my friends you are having a giveaway ~~~
    I hope you have a nice day ~~~~

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  16. Hi lovely lady. Im also so one of your long time Followers~~~ You are also on my blog.
    Diane

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  17. I love your collections! My obsession is blue and white! I recently purchased 3 brown transferware saucers that I plan to hang when I finish my den. The markings say HAynsley& Co Ltd made in england ENGLAND'S HERITAGE est 1869 IRONSTONE GENUINE HAND ENGRAVING DECORATED UNDERGLAZE PERMANENT COLOURS DETERGENT PROOF. Do you know anything about these?

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  18. The cabinet is beautiful filled with many pretty dishes. The swan pitcher is lovely.
    What a great giveaway. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

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  19. That is SUCH a gorgeous and thoughtful gift he gave you! Love it!

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  20. I follow you via GFC. Thanks for the extra chance to win!

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  21. Would love to win something from CSN they have such great things!!

    Gosh you do have a ton of pretties in your cabinet and it is displayed wonderfully. Am loving all the red! My mom gave me a sew of stoneware red embellished plates and am seeing a collection starting!!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  22. Have bee a happy follower for a long time now!

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  23. I loved seeing all the pretty dishes in your lovely cabinet- you do have the most beautiful transferware!
    Please enter me in your giveaway and I am a follower too.

    Carolyn

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  24. What beautiful transferware! Everything sparkles in your cabinet! I love it! Please enter my name in your giveaway!
    Thanks! fnelson1@comcast.net

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  25. I LOVE your Curio Cabinet!!! The red dishes are BEAUTIFUL!!!
    heartnsoulcooking[at]gmail[dot]com

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  26. Follow Nancy's Daily Dish via GFC [Geraldine Sandoval]
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  27. You have quite the display collection! I love the deep reds and different textures together.
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  28. Carolyn,

    I love your swan vase. I have never seen anything like that. Do you have any information about it?
    Love all your stuff :)

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  29. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

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  30. Your Curio Cabinet is gorgeous.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  31. I follow your blog - janetfaye

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  32. I like you on FB - Janet Fri

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  33. Thanks for the chance :)
    aubreyfick@yahoo.com

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  34. I am a GFC follower.
    aubreyfick@yahoo.com

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  35. Okay seriously I love that anniversary plaque!! How totally sweet. Please enter me in your great giveaway!

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  36. and of course I follow you... who wouldn't?

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  37. Found you on Facebook! It took me a while - I wasn't looking for English Transferware I was looking for Nancy's Daily Dish!~~!

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  38. What a beautiful collection! I love your red stemware and that platter behind your swan vase is exquisite!

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  39. I love csn.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  40. I'm a gfc follower.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  41. What a neat post, Nancy. I love all of the sentimentality, between the curio cabinet and all of the ruby treasures from your family.

    - The Tablescaper

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  42. I must admit I am soooo jealous of your fabulous collection. Lucky you!! :)

    tnshadylady at gmail.com

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  43. Following the blog via GFC.(panicxduh)
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  44. I LIKE on Facebook (Erin Mize)
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  45. Love the red glassware - thanks for the givewaway

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  46. Nancy, this post has me wanting to add some red glassware to our cupboards. Perhaps CSN has some if I should be the winner. ;-)
    I'm a longtime follower!
    ~ Sarah

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  47. I didn't follow the rules. I see that I'm to leave a separate comment about following. LOL ~ Sarah

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  48. Love the tour of the cabinet...how wonderful to have so many family pieces...I particularly love the silver heart shaped bowls!!

    Please enter me in your drawing......hugs...cleo

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  49. I am also a follower, and look forward to all your posts.......don't do Facebook, too confusing for me......hugs again...cleo

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  50. Hi Nancy,

    I love that beautiful silver heart-shaped dish, and of course, your lovely transferware. Thanks for this chance to win from CSN.

    Blessings,
    Marilyn

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  51. Your curio and the collections it holds are such treasures. I am a follower and would love to win you CSN giveway!

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  52. Love all of the red crystal, of course, but where to do you get those neat decorative bottle covers?

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  53. the best part of this post was your sweet husband doing what our husbands due best-showing their love thur thick and thin (wallets that is). i check your site everyday-cause you just such amazing stuff!! lyn

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  54. I would love to use it towards a woombie for baby number 2 on the way.
    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  55. Thank you so much for the tour of your lovely curio cabinet...I can FEEL the sentiment in your post and I LOVED "Each and Every Item"!!!
    Thank you for this giveaway, Please enter me,
    Hugs, Donna

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  56. Hi Nancy,
    Please enter me again. I AM a FOLLOWER!
    Thank you so much!
    Hugs to you,
    Donna

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  57. Hi Nancy, I just visited you on facebook and left my "Hello&Like"! Please enter me a third time for your giveaway!
    Hugs to you,
    Donna

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  58. Beautiful things!
    mary.run@verizon.net

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  59. What a wonderful collection that obviously gives you so much joy. That cabinet will be something wonderful to hand down too!

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  60. Thank you for sharing a peek into your curio cabinet. Just breattaking. I was really touched by the inscription. Not many young men would have had the forethought to do something so WONDERFUL! Sigh.....

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  61. I love your collection!!

    nlytle@gmx.com

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  62. I'm a GFC follower!

    nlytle@gmx.com

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  63. Wonderful ! Thanks for the chance !

    shannamommyofone@hotmail.com

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  64. GFC Follower =)

    shannamommyofone@hotmail.com

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  65. My favorite piece is the silver heart shaped dish. Love it.

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  66. Found you through Etsy ....wow what a lovely home you have. Adore the your tablescapes; such beautiful harmonized combinations....Totally Romantic!

    Glad I stopped by.

    Annabelle >A_A<

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  67. I now follow you .

    I'll have to try my hand at creating a romantic table but first I need to collect some pretty vintage china.

    Thanks for the inspiration and I too luv to write poetry and some.

    Annabelle >A_A<

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  68. I totally love the contents of your cabinet. Everything!

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  69. I just became a fan on Facebook!

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  70. You have quite a collection!
    Please enter me in the giveaway.

    wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

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  71. GFC follower (Carol Wolf)

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  72. I would love to enter! Your cabinet has so many beautiful things. I loved the cheese plate and have been looking for one. I think I will need some patience.

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  73. I love the engraved tag on your curio cabinet. Thanks so much for the giveaway!
    maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

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  74. I follow you via Google Friend Connect.
    maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

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  75. I follow your Facebook page (FB name: Maddie Brubaker).
    maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

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  76. Please enter me into your drawing and how lucky you and Shawn are to have each other.

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  77. Please enter me again as I am a follower of your wonderful blog.

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  78. What a great giveaway! Enter please :)

    PelicanJL@hotmail.com

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  79. NEW Follower :)

    PelicanJL@hotmail.com

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  80. Your collection is beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!

    gina.m.maddox AT gmail DOT com

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  81. I follow you publicly on GFC "Crave to Save"
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  82. I follow you on Facebook "Crave to Save"
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  83. Your curio looks just beautiful!

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  84. love the reds, and your blog background!
    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

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  85. new gfc follower
    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

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  86. new fb as amber gi
    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

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  87. Wow! Thanks for sharing closeup pics of the lovely items in your curio cabinet. I love your transferware! Just gorgeous! It's so wonderful being able to use those passed down items in your tablescapes. It makes me smile each time I use my passed down pieces. Thanks for hosting this giveaway, too.

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  88. I love all of your red! My Grandma got Ruby Flash Thumbprint glasses for Christmas the year I was born. I wonder what happened to them?...

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  89. I'm already a follower! Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway.

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  90. So schön, wunderbar.Grüße aus Wienna

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  91. Beautiful!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  92. I've been a follower!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  93. I love your dishes and glassware, especially your ruby red bubble glasses!

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  94. Thanks for the chance! :) I love your blog background design :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  95. gfc follower Dee

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  96. facebook fan Dee G

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  97. Oh please enter me in your give away!! I could spend 50.00 so fast! LOL. I am a follower!

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  98. Lovely glassware and family stories! I have family things and my heartstrings seem permanently fused to them.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Cheers!

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  99. CSN is such a fun online site to shop!
    Thank you.
    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

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  100. I'm a new blog follower!
    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

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  101. Like you on Facebook (Barbara Montag)
    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

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  102. You have so mnay beautiful red cystals and glassware, Nancy. Love all your silver pieces and of course your transferware too....Christine

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  103. Oh yes, I have been a follower!..Christine

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  104. I am so excited about the giveaway. Please count me in. Thanks. I collect blue and white and my daughter collects red.

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  105. Hi Nancy,
    I love your collection !
    I also love that you got married at 18, because I did too ! Do you know that we are rare ? Or
    maybe just old fashioned ...LOL.
    We have three kids 16 , 20 and 22.
    Have a great week !
    Hugs,
    Kammy

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  106. Hi Nancy!

    Love the heart shaped dish. There is something oh so special about family heirlooms.

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  107. Nancy,
    Please enter me in the giveaway. I would love to win :) I love all the transferware. I have blue mostly, but a few pieces in red and brown.

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  108. I would love to shop csn again. If I have already left a comment then just delete this one. Not sure. Nancy, I still need that button.

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  109. You have a beautiful collection. It must take you forever when it is time to dust everything!

    I am working on collecting blue glass and have been lucky enough to find some nice pieces at auctions.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    dod@rogers.com

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  110. I am following your blog publically on Google Friend Connect.

    GFC ID: dod

    dod@rogers.com

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  111. I am a fan of yours on Facebook.

    Facebook ID: Pauline Milner Pike

    dod@rogers.com

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  112. I love your Mom and Grandma's glassware. It is exquisite looking.

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  113. I am amazed at all your transfer ware! Eye candy to the max! Please enter me in your giveaway.

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  114. I am extremely interested in black English pastorale trasnsferware.... I've been perusing!
    Very exciting!

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  115. I am now a very happy follower of your marvelous blog! I am a keen collector of red and black transferware.

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  116. I am thrilled to be one of 322 folks who like (love) your facebook page!

    http://www.facebook.com/ccSchotzy

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  117. I'm drooling over your dishes!

    Kelly

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  118. Hello Nancy - love the curio cabinet - what a marvelous anniversary gift - Love your family treasures - I'd also love to win the CSN giveaway!
    kathy

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  119. I am also a happy follower!
    Kathy

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  120. Love the cabinet full of your red treasures. Thats what i need for all my blue glass. I collect blue glass pieces.

    kevin.linkie@hotmail.com

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  121. I am a follower of your networked blogs - kevin linkie

    kevin.linkie@hotmail.com

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  122. facebook fan kevin linkie

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  123. Hi, Nancy. Just found you from BNOTP. You have such a wonderful collection; love the way you have things displayed. Thank you for the give-away and a chance to win. You can reach me at nbtay@sbcglobal.net

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  124. I'm also a follower.
    nbtay@sbcglobal.net

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  125. love CSN - count me in please! And your curio is full of beauty :)
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  126. I like you on Facebook
    (as AdrianeCoros)
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  127. I like you on facebook.
    nbtay@sbcglobal.net

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  128. I follow you on GFC
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  129. My aunt used to collect ruby glass - I remember being entranced by it as a child (I'm now almost 80)
    I'd love to win the CSN GC
    bingomamanorma(at)gmail(dot)com

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  130. I just recently started collecting red transferware and your blog is a true inspiration. Your collection is jaw dropping! Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  131. i wnat to buy my son the toy story desk from csn
    tcogbill at live dot com

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  132. i follow you gfc
    tcogbill at live dot com

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  133. Would love to enter to win this! Thanks so much!

    www.clothedmuch.com

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  134. Thanks for sharing your fabulous curio cabinet and thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  135. Thanks for the giveaway! I love CSN!

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

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  136. I follow with GFC!

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

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  137. I like you on Facebook!

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

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  138. I just LOVE your red glassware!! Love the giveaway also. melin54@sbcglobal.net

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  139. As always, drooling over your transferware and in my fav color, red in this pretty curio, fantastic. Please enter me in your giveaway, would be fun to win! And I picked up some transferware at the thrift store this week, all because you gave me the bug Nancy!!
    Linda

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  140. I would love to get a step 2 wagon from csn
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  141. love the red, and the flower of your blog's background!

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  142. nice collection in your corner curio cabinet.

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