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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Canadian Etsy Giveaway #1




Do you realize that pottery is one of the oldest human technologies and art-forms?

Let me introduce you to Kathy, she is the owner of a Canadian Etsy shop, that creates the most gorgeous pottery. I am thrilled to introduce her to you and to show you her store - Willow Tree Designs.


I asked Kathy how she became the artist that she is today....

"I discovered pottery and clay in 1972 as a psychology student in university. As soon as I could afford it, I purchased a wheel and a kiln and this relationship with the earth took root. I work mostly with stoneware and highfired porcelain and I like to create substantial pieces that can be used and enjoyed in everyday life. Pottery that gets "touched", or filled with marvelous things like flowers, handcrafted soaps, and food."

"There were times in life when clay sustained me and helped me through difficult bumps in life. I've had other careers and jobs but the clay work is my 'vocation'. My husband often joked that I worked my day jobs so that I could sustain my clay habit. He has recently started to make pots, adopting the 'if you can't beat 'em, join 'em philosophy', and his work is growing with every turn of the wheel."


Let's take a peek at some of the beautiful pieces of pottery available at Willow Tree Designs!

This is the dish that we are all looking for!
It is perfect for those large family meals. But here is the best part, clean up is a breeze, as almost nothing sticks to it!


Wouldn't this colander bowl be the perfect addition to your kitchen?
Especially since berry season is gearing up! The bowl is made of stoneware clay and has holes punched into the clay to enable good drainage for berries or pasta!

What are your upcoming plans in your shop?

"I am currently working on a few pieces that feature sunflowers. I am going to introduce more toad houses and bird feeders, and other garden related things."

"I am so happy to have found Etsy, health issues have limited my ability to travel out of my immediate environment to sell my work, so Etsy has become the perfect venue for me, and have also pushed me to return to another passion of mine, creating clay and gemstone jewelry.

"I am delighted to be offering one of my porcelain pendants as a giveaway and it is an honor to be featured here."


***Be sure to favourite Willow Tree Designs when you visit Etsy, there are lots of exciting things happening! Don't forget, if you purchase a piece of pottery and a piece of jewelry together, the jewelry ships for free***


THE GIVEAWAY!!!!



Kathy, thank you so much for offering this necklace to one of my lucky readers.

The winner is going to love wearing this porcelain pendant all summer long, it is so cool, light and comfortable. It can easily be worn casual or dressed up!



Mandatory Entry:

Head over to Willow Tree Designs, take a good look at everything that Kathy has to offer and choose your favourite piece. After you have made your decision, come back and leave a comment telling me what you LOVE.

This step MUST be completed in order to qualify for additional entries!

Additional Entries:

1. Follow my blog!
Leave a comment.

2. Follow me on twitter!
Leave a comment, including your twitter id.

3. Spread the word! Either blog or tweet about this giveaway!
Leave a comment telling me where to find it.

4. Become an email subscriber, and activate the subscription!
Look at all the upcoming giveaways! You don't want to miss any of them!
Leave a comment.

5. Purchase your favourite piece from Willow Tree Designs during the giveaway!
That will give you three extra entries! Leave three separate comments.

You have eight possible chances to win this necklace!

This giveaway is open worldwide.
You have from May 26 - May 31, 2009 to get your entries in!
Giveaway is open to bloggers and non-bloggers, just be sure to leave your email address, if it doesn't appear in your profile.

Random Number Generator will be used to choose the winner.
Winner will be notified by email, you will have 48 hours to reply, if no reply, an alternate winner will be chosen.
Photography used with permission.
The prize will be shipped directly by
Willow Tree Designs.
Good Luck!!

188 comments:

Janet said...

What a talented lady! I do love the colander! Good luck to your readers and hope the lucky winner enjoys her gift!
Have a lovely day!

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kel said...

the Lina necklace is awesome!!!

kel said...

I follow!

Me said...

All of her pieces are absolutely amazing! I think I am in love with the Porcelain bowl with the mirror glaze finish!!

Me said...

P.S. I officially follow now.

Ter said...

I love the berry bowl
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25083700

Ter said...

I am a follower.

Jillene said...

I love the Creme Caramel Necklace!! So pretty!! Oh yeah--I am already a follower too!!

Randi Troxell said...

oh what beautiful and amazing work she does!!

Mike said...

Always wanted to learn pottery, and not just to make ashtrays. Hmp.

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Erica said...

I love the pottery teacup

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Erica said...

I am a follower

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Erica said...

I follow you on twitter

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Reluctant Housewife said...

Hi there - thanks for the heads up. What a great giveaway.

Kathy's stuff is beautiful. I love the colours. My favourite piece is the black porcelain pottery bowl with the blue, red and silver on it and the other featured pottery bowl. I also really like the inukshuk.

Tarasview said...

I love the Celadon Pottery Cup- simple and lovely!

Tarasview said...

I'm a blog follower

Tarasview said...

I follow you on Twitter now too!

Kelly said...

I love the berry bowl.. very cool!

Kelly said...

I am already a follower :)

fashionfrugality said...

I love the Porcelain and Pearls necklace!
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fashionfrugality said...

I follow! :)
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fashionfrugality said...

I follow on twitter - @ktkatherine
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fashionfrugality said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/1929600221
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nikkicrumpet said...

My favorite of all her wonderful stuff is the Creme Caramel necklace....she has some really yummy stuff!

nikkicrumpet said...

I'm a follower! And thanks for having such a fun giveaway!

nikkicrumpet said...

I also added the link to this giveaway on my blog! Good luck everyone!

TopHat said...

I love the salsa dip bowl! I never thought of having a bowl slely for dipping- we just used regular bowls!

TopHat said...

I follow!

TopHat said...

And I subscribed

TopHat said...

And I follow on Twitter (TopHat8855)

GRAMEE said...

i posted the giveaway..

GRAMEE said...

i now follow you on twitter! i still have to figure it out!

GRAMEE said...

i did some looking over at WILLOW TREE and found everything to be wonderful!
but i especially love stoneware pottery bud vase!

GRAMEE said...

i am finding my self confused..
i also subscribed and verified!
my twitter id is LjoyHoffman

Wehaf said...

I love this bowl: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21439706

It reminds me of marble.

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Vicki said...

I love the Stoneware Pottery Inuksuk Sculpture!

Vicki said...

I'm following!!

Vicki said...

I'm following you on twitter: VickLN

Vicki said...

Blogged about this giveawayHERE

Vicki said...

Subscribed & Verified!

Anissa said...

That necklace is beautiful! I went to her shop -- she has some beautiful stuff -- I love the Porcelain Pendant with Cord -- Gorgeous!!!!

Anissa said...

I follow you!

Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

I love the Pottery Berry Bowl or Colander :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Following on Blogger :)
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ahappyhippy mom said...

Very beautiful! I love the Porcelain Pottery Bowl and the pendant!

ahappyhippy mom said...

I follow your blog.

ahappyhippy mom said...

I follow you on twitter. (ahappyhippymom)

Ladytink_534 said...

Oh that's so beautiful! I also love the Porcelain Pottery Vase and the Spiral Square Porcelain and Copper Pendant Necklace.

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janil said...

i love your work... I choose 10 inch Stoneware Pottery Bowl!
thanks!
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jasmine said...

i really love the Drama Queen Porcelain and Brass Earrings!

Twisted Cinderella said...

I love her work. My favorite is the Porcelain Pottery Vase. I love it's depth of color and shape.

Twisted Cinderella said...

I follow you on blogger

Twisted Cinderella said...

I follow you on Twitter

Twisted Cinderella said...

I subscribe to you via email

adornyourself said...

Thanks so much for this wonderful feedback and to you Pam for making it possible, I have that pendant ready to ship to it's winner..

Kathy

Mighty M said...

I love the green pottery soup/cereal bowl!

lagirl said...

I thought I was already a Follower, but I wasn't so I signed on...My favorite piece of pottery is
10 inch Stoneware Pottery Bowl. Beautiful and the perfect size for me!...Now, Missy, get busy and choose me to win that great necklace - it's absolutely my style, ya know!

clenna said...

My favorite is the Lina necklace.
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clenna said...

I subscribe.
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clenna said...

I follow
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Sherry said...

I like Brass Dance The Fair Trade Collection

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Sherry said...

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follow your blog

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Thistle Cove Farm said...

She has amazing pieces...the pendant with cord is beautiful and the bowls are lovely.

Amanda said...

ooohh! love the pottery and pearl necklace. I am going to fav this in etsy, and I am following your blog!
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Deb said...

I like the Drama Queen porcelain and brass earrings. Very chic!

Carrie said...

I love the touch of brass necklace! spoolsisters.com

Ľubaša said...

I love Pottery Salsa or Dip Bowl very much. Lovely light glaze piece.

Ľubaša said...

Blog follower

Kelly O. said...

the berry bowl is my favourite! It would be beautiful even on the counter with fruit in it!
So stately!

Mare said...

All of the pieces are gorggeous! But, I can see myself curled up with a good book and drinking tea out of the Celadon pottery mug. Its beautiful.

Chris said...

I love this store! Ahh! But my favorite piece is the Pottery Condiment Dish with Wooden Fork. I think it would be an amazing way to serve dips with bread!

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conversationswithmoms said...

I love the porcelain pottery bowl as well as the Pottery Soup bowl.

Ľubaša said...

Follower on Twitter
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Ľubaša said...

Subscriber
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The Mind of a Mom said...

Hey Pam
Not that I eve win a damn thing but I LOVE the Inuksuk. I have a small one that I got when I was in Nova Scotia it is so pretty. They are amazing to look at.
Okay wish me luck :o)

Jennifer said...

I love the creme caramel necklace.
What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance! You can enter for my giveaway at

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Lisa said...

Wonderful giveaway & shop. My favorite item is the Drama Queen Porcelain and Brass Earrings. You do beautiful work!

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Lisa said...

And, I am a new follower :)

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sarsosari said...

I love the creme caramel necklace!! It's beautiful!!

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sarsosari said...

I follow:)
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sarsosari said...

I subscribe :)

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Cassie said...

I love the Sale pottery mug... the blueish one. :)

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Cassie said...

I am following your blog now.
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Cassie said...

Following you on twitter, cmdoduck
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Cassie said...

Twittered about the giveaway!
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Cassie said...

Subscribed! :)

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HODGEPODGESPV said...

Drama Queen Porcelain and Brass Earrings...i love the color and the length which from a distance could look like the bead is suspended by your neck. while they are long, they are still delicate.

HODGEPODGESPV said...

i follow you blog.

Kristy said...

I LOVE the 10 inch stoneware pottery bowl.

Kristy said...

Subscriber

Kristy said...

Follower!

HODGEPODGESPV said...

i should get emails from you now.

do said...

love the brass dance fair trade necklace. it feels so earthy.

Amanda said...

Blog follower here ;-)

My fav piece is the Drama Queen Earrings - they are gorgeous and so unique!

Yaya said...

Oooh! I love the drama queen earrings!

Jenny said...

I love the Drama Queens but I think I like the necklace we are winning best of all! Thank you for the chance.

Spamgirl said...

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I'm a follower on Blogger/Google Friend. :) Thank you!

Spamgirl said...

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I'm a follower on Twitter. :) antispamgirl

Thank you!

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Tweeted! :) http://twitter.com/antispamgirl/status/1941723112

Thank you!

M said...

This necklace is absolutely beautiful! Your shop is so enjoyable to look through, my favorite piece is the 10 inch pottery bowl - gorgeous!

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M said...

I am now officially a follower - great blog!

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Poerava said...

I love the porcelain and pearl necklace in the store. totally my colors.

Florence said...

oh i love the pottery bowl with the red and blue streaks and the brown lining on the other side, its the absolute awesomeness best,,,,,,,i know how those reds can be hard to acheive the style of that bowl leads to endless possibilites and constant changes of its life,,,,,That necklace would adorn every outfit i own, and i would constantly be rubbing it on my body parts it reached to cool myself down in the summer, its just gorgeous and its porclean,,,,,wow oh wow, i want it,,,,,,,,

Deb said...

This pottery bowl caught my attention!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23421332
The work in this Etsy store is amazing.

kat said...

I really like the Drama Queen Porcelain earrings =)

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JBear said...

This has got to be my favorite piece: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22310151

I just love the blending of colors! :D

I'm now a follower! Hooray!

Super Fun Mama said...

The Pottery Bowl is BEAUTIFUL!

Rose said...

I love the Drama Queen Porcelain and Brass Earrings.

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

Beautiful pieces, but I still have to go with the colander. How cool is that? Thank you for entering me in your drawing.

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

I am a follower. Thanks

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

I am also an email subscriber. Thank you very much for introducing all of us to these great pieces.

eriven said...

I much love this pottery bowl. Gorgeous colours :)

Roman Ezekiel Young said...

I love the Porcelain and Pearls necklace - so elegant!!
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FIBERONE said...

My favorite is the Pottery Bowl.
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susan said...

I love the creme caramel necklace- just beuatiful!
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susan said...

I follow your blog, too.
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Ariane said...

Wow I love all the items in the Willow Tree Etsy shop. The bowls are my favorite. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

bovinebubbles said...

I am already a huge fan of willowtreedesigns! I have some pieces in my collection and have sent some as gifts

My favorite? Hard to pick just one but I would say....

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24027174

I love the celadon glaze

bovinebubbles said...

I am now following you on twitter as well under bovinebubbles

B said...

wow! Talents like that are outstanding! I fell in love with

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23421332

Saving in Style said...

Love the porcelain and pearls! Beautiful work!

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Saving in Style said...

I signed up to follow on twitter as savinginstyle - yay! :)

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Kathleen said...

I love the Brass Dance necklace and the creme caramel pendant. But the bowls are luscious. Thank you very much for this chance.
Kathleen

Marsel said...

Love the big pottery bowl! But I wouldn't mind owning this lovely necklace, either. :)

melonkelli said...

I love the pottery bowl with stripes of color. Beautiful and a lovely size.

Gryhund said...

The pottery bowl 10" x 4" and the 9" bowls are my favorite. As mom would say, Those are your colors. They strongly resemble my very favorite stoneware mug. Favoriteing the shop in Etsy so I can come share it with family.

Annie said...

I LOVE the jam dish with the adorable little wooden spoon. It's so simple and cute!

Leigh said...

I love the colors in this bowl! Just beautiful: http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=16467202

Louisa said...

Porcelain Pottery Bowl - stunning

Mel Cordell said...

My favourite piece is the Porcelain Pottery Vase, it's just gorgeous!!
Please enter me :D
x Mel

DiSailsToo said...

I love the jam bowl with the wooden spoon - I love the shape of it! Thanks for the chance to win!

no4daughter said...

I love the colander/berry bowl.

hippo chick said...

Although I would like to own one of everything, I LOVE the berry bowl. For one thing I've never owned a berry bowl and for another, well, I've never owned a berry bowl.

The Mangerchine's said...

i love the pottery bowl or jam! and this pendent is great also!

The Mangerchine's said...

i became a follower also!

Catrina & Randy said...

All of her stuff is awesome. Thanks!

Ginny said...

What amazing work! I just love this bowl ~ http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25709835

Ginny said...

Following

Ginny said...

Following on twitter ~ momof2dancers

Aleda said...

I really like the pottery condiment dish - it's something I could imagine leaving out as decoration when it's not being used.

Shauna said...

Awesome! L♥ve giveaways :)

♥ bfs~"Mimi" ♥ said...

That gorgeous pottery bowl caught my eye, in the middle at the top. Hubby Man and I love cooking pasta - salads or spaghetti, etc. Seems like a perfect fit for the table.

All of her pottery is lovely. A wonderful giveaway, Pam!

Thank you for the man ways you share, on your blog, and in your comments on others' blogs.

Huguette E. said...

I love the Porcelain Pottery Vase

Huguette E. said...

following

Huguette E. said...

following on twitter (henglish)

Huguette E. said...

http://twitter.com/henglish/status/1968327102

Huguette E. said...

subscribed via email

lalepop said...

Oh, what beautiful things! I really liked the beautiful porcelain bowl that is black with the stripes on it. Just beautiful.

Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway!

Carolyn said...

I'm a follower!

Carolyn said...

hmm...my comment is missing, so I'll do it again.

I love the colors of the pottery. It reminds me of the pottery in Burgundy, France. So rustic and beautiful.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

John Deere Mom said...

I love this (Stoneware Pottery Inuksuk Sculpture) because we have a story in our reading book about this and I could use it as an example!

John Deere Mom said...

I subscribe through Bloglines!

John Deere Mom said...

I follow on Twitter!

Jasmine said...

very unique designs. I adore both the drama queen porcelain ear rings and the spiral square porcelain and copper pendant necklace.

cari said...

I like the pottery bowls.

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Annwen said...

I do love that berry bowl/colander! Lovely work.

Vanessa Monet said...

I thought the porcelain vase was stunning. I love the rich cocoa brown, with teal towards the base, and the flecks of gold in it. Gorgeous!

Naddez said...

I love the Porcelain and Pearls necklace. Cute!
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Peggy said...

I love the Pottery Bowl Larger Size,its beautiful!!
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Ali said...

I love the stoneware pottery bud vase. It's beautiful!

Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

I think the Creme Caramel necklace is awesome!

Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

I follow!

maspikteruzim said...

I like the mug and the tea cup best. I think the tea cup would look great in the mug's colors.

JenniferB said...

I like the pottery berry bowl- very nice

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Shewinn8 said...

My favorite piece..that's easy. The jam dish with the wooden spoon! Beautiful!

Ilona said...

Gorgeous necklace! Saw another lovely one in her store here:http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19276487

Aik said...

I'm a follower.

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sweetdesigninc said...

I love the pottery teacups, I am a sucker for a teacup or a mug! I am following you also. Oh and thanks for visiting my blog! I will look for you on twitter also.

Mary said...

Gorgeous items in your shop! I adore the Drama Queen Porcelain and Brass Earrings - would be perfect for a night out on the town!

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remarker said...

The pottery bowl with the mirrorlike glaze was my favorite

remarker said...

The pottery bowl with the mirrorlike glaze was my favorite

Capital Mom said...

I loved the Porcelain Pottery Vase.

Capital Mom said...

I follow.

Brea's Mommy said...

I love the Porcelain pottery bowl. It is beautiful!
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I follow your blog

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I follow you on twitter
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