A Few Dishes ~ A New Giveaway!~CLOSED





Hi everyone and Happy Monday, or should I say, "Happy Blue Thrifty Mosaic Monday"! Join Sally at "Smiling Sally" for this week's Blue Monday posts! And Mary at "Little Red House" for all the beautiful mosaics being shown for Mosaic Monday! And Rhoda has started "Today's Thrifty Treasures" back up. so, check out all the fun treasures being shown!



A week or so ago I talked about the little abused teacup I found in a "All items .25 cent" crate at the flea market. This plate was from that same crate.



It has a very pretty teal blue color pattern around the edges. I know that it is a restaurant dinner plate by the heavy ceramic.



It was manufactured by Mayer China. The pattern name is Marion. I couldn't find any dinner plates online. I found one dessert plate of the same design on Ebay. Replacements LTD has the design registered but no pieces available. I know that Mayer China made a lot of dinnerware for restaurants and railroads.



And this is a beautiful "Currier & Ives" 10 1/4" Winter cake plate. There are several different patterns in this series. They also have dinner plates, dessert plates and a cake server. I think they are wonderful and would LOVE to have the whole set. But, I don't see that happening very soon! LOL Especially considering that the cheapest I could find this cake plate online was for $24.00. I paid $1.50 for this pretty cake plate. I did see a mixed set of the dessert plates at the flea market but, it was out of my price range. I will just keep looking at thrift stores. I think that is my personal mantra. LOL






Check out that beautiful blue sky!



Such a pretty ruffled crimped gold rimmed edge.



Manufactured by Harkerware.



When I was done taking pictures, I moved the plates aside and noticed they just looked so pretty as a table setting together!



Now these two bowls were a very exciting find for me.Why? Because last year I bought two dinner plates of this design and never thought I would see anything to match them. And then..... VIOLA! I just get so excited to find other pieces of something I have picked up here and there. I paid .50 cents for BOTH of these bowls! Woohoo!

I used these pretty blue and white plates in a tablescape way back HERE.







On to the GIVEAWAY!!


I am probably breaking all the blog giveaway rules but, do I care? Nah! Back before Thanksgiving I had found this beautiful blue and white cake plate and server. I bought one for myself and ended up going back to the store and buying another one to giveaway. Well, I stopped by this same store a couple of weeks ago. they also have unusal things. I talked to the manager (one of those, we know each other because I have shopped this store for so many years) and we were talking about this and that. I mentioned that one of my favorite finds at that store was the blue and white cake plate. She said, "You know what? I was cleaning out the storeroom for inventory and I found another one of them that didn't make it to the floor. You wouldn't happen to want another one for any reason would you? I'd give you a good deal".

"Deal did you say?" LOL So, I am giving away another beautiful set of this cake plate and server away this week!





Isn't that just the prettiest cake plate and server! I love mine and have used it serval times. Of course, I seem to be very fond of blue and white dishes, I know, you would have never guessed huh? LOL

We are getting down to the final week of my month long party. I still have a couple of surprises left but, not many more.

This weeks giveaway runs from now until Sunday, March 28, 2010 at Midnight (EST).

The winner will be picked by Random.org and I will email the winner immediately. Please make sure I can either link to your profile and get your email address or you include your email address in the comment. I will need to hear back from you within 48 hours if you win. Otherwise, a different winner will be picked.

So, if you would like to win, just do the normal drill....

1.) Just leave a comment saying you would like to be entered

2.) Become a subscriber or follower to The Thrifty Groove and leave a SEPARATE comment. If you are already a subscriber/follower, just leave a SEPARATE comment letting me know.

3.) Blog about this giveaway on your blog. After you do, come back here and do another SEPARATE comment letting me know you did a blog post about it. if you do this, please give yourself an additional 2 more SEPARATE comments here (ex: I blogged about this giveaway. #1, Blogged #2, Blogged #3...all SEPARATE comments).

And here is the Bonus entry....Twitter or Facebook this giveaway and come back here with a link to it (if you do both, leave 2 SEPARATE comments).

That is a possibility of 7 SEPARATE entries!

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!





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149 comments :

  1. This giveaway is so pretty,please count me in!~~Becky

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  2. Oh, we'd LOVE to be entered! How pretty is that! And your buys were awesome- love those dishes!
    xoxo Pattie

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  3. I doubt that random number will pick someone so near the beginning, but here goes!
    I love blue and white dishes also! Those are very pretty!
    gail
    ps thanks for commenting about my Uncle Roscoe's garden chair. It was very nice of you!

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  4. Your blue plate and Currier and Ives plate are just gorgeous. So pretty and such a great find. Your two blue plates are stunning too. The cake plate giveaway is so gorgeous and such a generous gift. I would love to be entered. Hugs, Marty

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  5. Also I am a follower. Thanks for the entry. Hugs, Marty

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  6. Please enter me, love all your pieces. I am a follower.

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  7. Beautiful plate and server...please count me in!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  8. I'm a happy follower:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  9. Happy blogoversary! What nice thrift store finds. My thrift stores NEVER have anything that good! Have a good week!

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  10. Hi, Happy Mosaic Monday and Happy Spring! What a lovely Mosaic picture!
    Gorgeous pieces for your Giveaway...Wowww!
    if you would be so kind to enter my name in your: Thrifty Groove 1 Year Blog Anniversary! I would appreciate it so much.
    I just became a follower of yours, to which I'm very excited! I was looking through your blog...very nice! Now I can't wait to read more. Thank you so much for this chance. Good luck to everyone!
    Hope you have a wonderful new week!
    Hugs...
    Bobbi
    http://bobbianncook.blogspot.com/

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  11. Hi, I also posted about your Thrifty Groove 1 Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway on my right hand side bar of my blog. Thank you so much again for this wonderful chance for the gorgeous Cake Plate and Server ever!
    I hope that you have a beautiful new week and a wonderful rest of your evening! Very pleased to meet you!
    Hugs...
    Bobbi
    http://bobbianncook.blogspot.com/

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  12. Hi, whoops, I forgot to leave you my e-mail:
    rockyandduke@aol.com
    Hope your evening is a lovely one!
    Hugs...
    Bobbi

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  13. I follow you and love that blue cake set!

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  14. I will blog about you and your giveaway!

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  15. I would love a blue cake plate and server.

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  16. I'm already a follower. Love the blue giveaway cake server-very nice. So happy you keep running into the dishes you love. Happy Blue Monday.
    Ann

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  17. I'm already a follower and would love to be entered!

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  18. Oh Diann this cake server is beautiful. I loved it first time around. I know i'm being greedy, but please enter me for this giveaway!

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  19. How pretty! Would love to win this pretty cake server!

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  20. I posted about it on my blog too!

    http://megardengal.blogspot.com/2010/03/some-giveaways-in-bloggy-land.html

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  21. Pretty dish mosaic! I like Currier and Ives design dishes too.

    Happy blog anniversary! I love ther cake server so please enter my name in the draw
    :-)

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  22. What beautiful dishes you found. Oh, do count me in for the cake server. And I'm a follower.

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  23. Lovely dishes! Those are really great finds! Happy Blue Monday! My Blue Monday's here!

    Rach

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  24. I love your blog and please enter me so I may have a chance to win your wonderful give away

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  25. Wow this is a great idea giveaway same time meme..Happy blue Monday.

    Am a follower already...

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  26. I would love to win - I love collecting china! :)
    Thanks!
    mem4dr at gmail dot com

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  27. I am a follower.
    Thank you!
    mem4dr at gmail dot com

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  28. I follow you on twitter and I tweeted: http://twitter.com/mem4dr/status/10868247650
    Thanks!
    mem4dr at gmail dot com
    Entry 1

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  29. I adore blue and white dishes and would loved to be entered!!
    Debbie

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  30. Forgot to mention that I am already a follower!!
    Debbie

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  31. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/mem4dr/status/10868247650
    Thanks!
    mem4dr at gmail dot com
    Entry 1
    (I think my other comment didn't go through, sorry if this is a duplicate!)

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  32. I love all of your flea market finds! I really like the way the two came together!

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  33. Oh, Diann, you got me with that cake server; I'd love to win it. Happy Blue Monday.

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  34. Love all those blues..

    Here's my Blue Monday post, have a great week ahead!

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  35. Love the blue and white floral cake server, enter me in the drawing.

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  36. I would love to win this!! Please enter me:) Thanks so much!!

    esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  37. I am an email subscriber to your blog:)

    esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  38. I am also a blog follower~~

    esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  39. What a pretty set. It matches my dining room. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  40. I am an email subscriber. Thank you for having this giveaway. sharonaquilino at hotmail dot com

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  41. I am a sucker for anything blue and white. Please enter me.

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  42. Lovely cake server! I'd love to win this and give it to my Mother in law....if I could bear to let it go, that is!

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  43. those are really wonderful collections! and the giveaway is so beautiful!

    joining the fun!

    u may view mine here

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  44. http://upnowandwhatsnext.blogspot.com/2010/03/thrifty-grooves-giveaway_23.html

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  45. http://upnowandwhatsnext.blogspot.com/2010/03/thrifty-grooves-giveaway_23.html

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  46. http://upnowandwhatsnext.blogspot.com/2010/03/thrifty-grooves-giveaway_23.html

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  47. http://twitter.com/annmarice/status/10884465276

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  48. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?v=feed&story_fbid=1387907184208&id=1427911267&ref=nf

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  49. Hi Diann, I love the cake plate, I don't have one and I have blue willow dishes, do you see a connection here lol..
    hugs
    Barb
    bboyack1@yahoo.com

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  50. Hi Diann, I am a faithful follower!
    hugs
    Barb
    bboyack1@yahoo.com

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  51. Love the plates! Congrats on the anniversary!

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  52. I am now a follower!! Thanks for visiting me!

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  53. Oh thanks Diann for coming over and reminding me about the extra comments I get!

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  54. Dishes and glasses are my weakness when I am in any type of store. The cake plate and server are beautiful!

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  55. Hi Diann, I'd like to be entered to win that pretty blue and white cake plate and server. Thanks.

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  56. Please enter me into your beautiful give away!! I love your blog!

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  57. It's very pretty how the ruffly plate and the blue plate look together.

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  58. Happy Anniversary!Please enter me in your give away ! I love all your blues dishes !
    Blessings,
    ~Myrna

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  59. The blue and white chintz is great - nice finds!

    Amanda

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  60. Happy Mosaic Monday! Lovely give-a-way!

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  61. So happy that I found your blog! Please enter me in your pretty Blue giveaway!~ It's my fav color and I have a blue kitchen.
    Thank you!
    Deb :)

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  62. Happy Blog Birthday!
    I'm a follower too....
    Thanks again.
    Deb :)

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  63. Gorgeous so nice! would love to win. The pattern matches my favorite blue dishes.
    Anne Alexander

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  64. Anne Alexander
    grace_89408@hotmail.com

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  65. I love Currier and Ives too! What a beautiful find! Love the Blue and White Giveaway..
    Lou xx

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  66. I would like to be entered into your cake plate give-away. Thanks!

    And thank you for your fun, creative, informative blog. I wish you were my next-door neighbor and we could hang out together.

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  67. I would love to be entered in the cake plate give-away. Thank you Linda

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  68. I posted your cake give-away on my blog. This is fun. Linda

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  69. I am now a follower. Have you seen my give-away this week? Come on over!

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  70. That plate definitely belongs at my house!

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  71. please sign me up

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  72. I am a subscriber

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  73. Diann, love that white/teal plate, very pretty. The white/cobalt are stunning.

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  74. Oh, and I am a follower, too!

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  75. What a lovely set! Of course I'd love to get the chance of winning this, if International bloggers are allowed, please let me know! :o)

    Kisses from Nydia.

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  76. No matter the answer, I'm following you now!

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  77. I would be honored to win this beautiful giveaway. How sweet of you to offer it. I love it.

    Hugs,
    Joanne

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  78. What a beautiful cake plate. I would like to be entered in the give away.
    Have a great day.

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  79. This plate is beautiful. I would love to have it.
    monster6236(at)gmail(dot)com

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  80. I am a subscriber.
    monster6236(at)gmail(dot)com

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  81. What a great giveaway! Such a pretty cake plate. Please sign me up. Also, please visit with me as I too am having a giveaway!

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  82. What a fabulous giveaway! I am a blue and white addict! I would love to be entered!

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  83. Ms Bake-it above told me about your lovely give-away-may I please be included?

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  84. I am a follower too!

    Thank you!

    Natasha.

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  85. Please enter me in the giveaway. Blue & White are my fave too.

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  86. I'm a follower too! I love your blog.

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  87. Happy One Year Anniversary! The cake plate and server are beautiful. Please enter me in the giveaway.

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  88. Thanks for the awesome giveaway Diann.

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  89. Blogged here: http://steppintomyworld.blogspot.com/2010/03/huge-table-for-two-give-way.html

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  90. Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=app_2915120374#!/treasia?ref=profile

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  91. how beautiful! I'd love to receivethese! Thanks for the giveaway and count me in! Blessings! ladyhightower@live.com

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  92. I follow and subscribe! ladyhightower@live.com

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  93. Tweet. http://twitter.com/LADYHIGHTOWER/status/11101788688 1

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  94. Tweet. http://twitter.com/LADYHIGHTOWER/status/11101788688 2

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  95. Giveaway posted link. http://ladyhightowerscastle.blogspot.com 1

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  96. Giveaway posted link. http://ladyhightowerscastle.blogspot.com 2

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  97. Giveaway posted link. http://ladyhightowerscastle.blogspot.com 3

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  98. These are really pretty! Please enter me to win! paulajomyers@yahoo.com

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  99. I'm a subscriber! paulajomyers@yahoo.com

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  100. I love the blue!!! Hope I am the winner.

    cruzermom02@yahoo.com

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  101. I am a follower! Love your site. cruzermom02@yahoo.com

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  102. I am a follower so can you put my name in please.

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  103. I would love to win the plate thanks Lynne.

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  104. Oh how beautiful! Thank you so much for such a generous give-away and please be so kind ot enter my name. Thank you Beth (Beth26729@aol.com)

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  105. Opps I am a follower of yours now and have spent the last hour looking around at all your wonderful blog has to offer...great way to just get some "me" time! Good luck to all...Beth

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  106. I would like to be entered please.

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  107. I blogged http://sustainablesteffanie.blogspot.com/2010/03/few-great-giveaways-i-entered-today.html

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  108. My mom would totaly LOVE this! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  109. Congrats on the 100th post, Diann. Your gifts are all so pretty and generous. Beautiful plates!...Christine

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  110. I thought I was already a follower but I am definitely one now....Christine

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  111. Oh, I love this! Blue and white are my faves!
    Please enter me~
    Cindy

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  112. Congratulations on your blog anniversary. What great gifts you are giving away - I've been a follower for a while but couldn't figure out how to enter the giveaways. Clicked on the logo and nada. Ok so I'm slow but I get there eventually. I finally made it. LOL Beautiful cake plate and server.

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  113. Oops - email address - karrorama@gmail.com

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Thank you for taking the time to comment! I love to hear your ideas. If you ask a question, I will answer it here in a comment back to you. Please check back! Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day! Diann :)