weekly giveaway -pretty swell:

March 8, 2010

this week we have a lovely new up and coming shop: pretty swell. katie makes the most fabulous flower garlands, perfect for a party, wedding, or just to hang as decor. i really love her use of colors and styling in her photos. one lucky winner will win a 6 flower custom garland and Custom Fabric Flower Hair Pin!

Hello! Please tell us a little about yourself! I was born and raised in Las Vegas and I now live in Hawaii on the island of Oahu. I am a wife and a mom. I went to school at BYU and received a BFA in Studio Art. I love many things…. some of them are the ocean, surfing, painting, crafting, baking, riding bikes and being happy!

What inspires you from day to day? Lots of things inspire me… My best ideas come when I get out into the world. Being outdoors and looking at the details of the beautiful world we live in. I also find inspiration in traveling and seeing the people of the world.

People who don’t just talk about the things the want to do…. they actually DO them. Those people really inspire me.

I also get ideas and inspiration from other people through pictures, magazines and lovely blogs of course!

How did you get started making your beautiful items? I created them for a friends birthday party. I ended up combining two item trends (garlands and handmade flowers) to create my own item..... Fabric Flower Garlands! At the party people seemed to like them and I loved how whimsical they were. As an added bonus, I enjoyed making them. So I decided to make an Etsy shop!



Visit pretty swell and leave a comment
with your favorite item from katie's shop .

( EXTRA CHANCE TO ENTER! )
wait! there is an opportunity to gain one extra entry:
simply twitter, facebook, or blog about this giveaway
use this short link on twitter: http://bit.ly/cFVLa9

come back and comment with the link :)
please check back next week to see if
you are the lucky winner!

giveaway ends on monday, march 15 at 8am, pst



we have lots of winners this week! for last week's lovely package supply giveaway: congrats to lucky winners# 1718, 51, & 875 - thilliblooms, michael inkeeper, and federica!! :)

congrats to #2790 and 3595 - heather + sara walk who
won the 3 japanese tape-pack from the lovely ginko papers!

and i didn't announce the winner for the giveaway from polly danger
+ dear beatrice: congrats to melissa, #235!

winners: please email me to claim your prize!
thanks!

165 hello's:

  1. http://twitter.com/TreeCookies
    <3hearts- oh, hello friend !

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  2. oh, and i love the minty fresh 10 flower garland. the colors are nice together.

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  3. I love the Minty Fresh 10 Flower Garland, too! Everything in the shop is adorable, though!

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  4. I heart the moody blues garland, blue & yellow has always been one of my favourite color combinations! :)

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  5. i am so obsessed with garland!! these are too cute! my favorite is fabric flower party set!! adorable!

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  6. Ooo i just love Moody Blues 10 Flower Garland. so pretty!

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  7. I love the woodland 6 flower garland! The colors are perfect!

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  8. ooooh i just garlands! These are so pretty!
    I love the Blue Moon 6 flower garland the most:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=42239143

    LOVE!

    Mila.

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  9. I *heart* the Daffodil flower garland - perfect for Spring!

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  10. mmmmmm. such a beautiful shop!
    my fave is the Vintage Carnival 6 Flower Garland!
    j.

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  11. twitterpated.
    http://twitter.com/jenfurmishel/status/10212865065
    j.

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  12. Oh My!! I won!!! It's incredible!!
    I just send you an email :-)

    Also this giveaway is amazing! I adore the Moody Blues flower garland!

    Have a nice day!
    Federica
    xoxo

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  13. I love this garland!!!!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33514277

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  14. Cute shop !!
    I love
    Custom Fabric Flower Hair Pin

    www.sumikoshop.etsy.com

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  15. Oh so lovely.

    I love the Woodland garland.

    jrodemann@hotmail.com

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  16. OMG I WON!!!!!!!!! I`m so so sooooo happy :)
    Thank you so much this is such a blessing, I`m just opening an Etsy store!

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  17. The Grannybirds Daffodil Garland is gorgeous! So pretty and colourful.

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  18. Simply I just love the Vintage Carnival 6 Flower Garland.

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  19. I love the "Juicy 6 Flower Garland"...very beautiful colors!

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  20. i love her blue moon garland. beautiful colors!

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  21. and i tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/whatannaloves

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  22. I like the fabric flower arty pack of these colors: bright pink, dark purple, orchid ♡

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  23. LOVE the "Minty Fresh 10 Flower Garland"! So perfect for spring!

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  24. I love her custom fabric flower hair pins! I want one for the spring :)

    demureprincess7(at)gmail.com

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  25. Beautiful creations! I LOVE Moody Blues 10 Flower Garland, CUTE shop!

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  26. OH! how wonderful! this is my first time ever winning a blog giveaway. and what a great prize! thank you, thank you, thank you!!

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  27. I adore flower hairpins, so I love all of the flower hairpins in Katie's shop, but I love the photos in the custom fabric flower hairpin in particular

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  28. and I do so love to tweet!

    http://twitter.com/sushiitrain/status/10217380708

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  29. Teardrop Flower Hairpin set! I like that Barbie pink color...

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  30. facebook-ed! Hope I win.

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  31. I love the vintage carnival garland! so pretty!

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  32. LOVE the hairpins from katie's shop (as I see many do!)

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  33. giveaway shared on Twitter:
    http://twitter.com/hrider/status/10219637885

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  34. her garlands are so cute, I would be so happy if I won this one!! Thanks!

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  35. I've been wanting to order from Pretty Swell for SO long! I absolutely LOVE their garlands! I think my favorite is the Minty Fresh 10 Flower garland.

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  36. The Vintage Carnival garland is just too cute!! What a fun idea!

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  37. Ooh, the moody blues ten flower garland is just what i'm looking for to string in the trees for my sister's wedding.

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  38. I've facebooked too!

    http://www.facebook.com/?sk=events#!/profile.php?id=535461479

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  39. I just adore the grannybird daffodil garland...adorable!
    Beth

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  40. Oh I would only dream to win this! I would LOVE to decorate my wedding reception with a minty, seafoam, and bubble gum pink garland. And I would love to wear a seafoam blue hair pin in my hair!! Ekkk! :)

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  41. The "Fabric Flower Party Pack" in bright pink, dark purple, orchid, is not only brilliant but GORGEOUS!!

    Love this shop...thank for the chance to win something special for it. : )

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  42. I love the Fabric Flower Party Pack! Her work is so sweet!

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  43. The "Fabric Flower Party Pack" in bright pink, dark purple, orchid, is not only brilliant but GORGEOUS!!

    Love this shop...thank for the chance to win something special for it. : )

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  44. I tweeted about this lovely giveaway, http://twitter.com/Shes_Wanderin/statuses/10222128651.

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  45. fave item: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41077961
    this would be so cute for an outdoor party on the patio!

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  46. I would love to win any of these amazing garlands - either really bright colors for our picnic or purple tones for the wedding!

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  47. twitter comment: http://twitter.com/marlagrace

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  48. Love Elza's Party 6 Flower Garland!

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  49. Love love love the minty fresh 10 flower garland. Well actually all of them. But the minty fresh is my favorite.

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  50. Love the garlands... so perfect for spring!

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  51. What pretty items! I love the Woodland 6 Flower Garland.

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  52. Definitely the 6 flower party garland. Those look so whimsical and fun! :)

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  53. really like the minty fresh flower garland! :)

    hello{at}loveardently{dot}com

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  54. I LOVE her flower garlands! and the custom flowers she creates! Lovely!!! Thanks for the chance to win a garland!!! Anne, yourmainestamper

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  55. ooooh....i love the juicy 6 flower garland best!! her shop is adorable. hope i win! :)

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  56. tweet tweet!!
    http://twitter.com/aktto/status/10224367153

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  57. The yellow checkered flowers are simply adorable!!

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  58. oh my goodness - those flower garlands are awesome! I especially love the purple and blue ones which would match my upcoming wedding decor!!

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  59. Love the teardrop flowers!

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  60. I just adore the Minty Fresh garland!!!! The colors are soo adorable!
    -Megan

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  61. The moody blues garland is my favorite. It would look so pretty in my room. :)

    gmwhite86@gmail.com

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  62. It has to be the custom flower garlands, not only are they beautiful but the display is so lovely, I love the colours and the font is delicious.

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  63. I like the fabric flower party pack!

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  64. Wow I've never seen a garland like this, very pretty. I like the Juicy 6 flower one.

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  65. near impossible to choose, but i think my favorite is the vintage carnival garland. dreamy.

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  66. I love the minty fresh garland. I'm getting married in August and our colors are sunflower yellow and baby blue. Our reception is going to be in an old machine shed and that garland would go perfect with our decorations.

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  67. LOVE the Vintage Carnival 6 Flower Garland! Thank you!

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  68. hey I am at BYU, too! so cool! i love the flower garlands... but my favorite is the fabric flower hair pin, so i can always show it off! i seriously will have to buy one if i don't win!

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  69. This would add a touch of spring to my house - much needed! Love the Juicy 6 garland.

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  70. I would want to make a custom garland with the colors minty and pale yellow! Lovely spring decor!

    iamwhole@yahoo.com

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  71. the vintage garland makes my heart super happy :) she's been on my favorites list for quite some time. i just need the perfect party now! xo.

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  72. The Fabric Flower Party Pack is such a great ideat!!! Love it!

    Camila Faria
    naomemandeflores@gmail.com

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  73. oh how funny! my today's to-do list is make a lot of flower garlands for lin's party on Saturday! Will you be there? I hope so! It will be fun!!! xoxo

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  74. I love vintage carnival. So festive and fun!

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  75. Oh my! I love her flowers! I especially love the orange gingham pointy hair flowers! ;)

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  76. oh my goodness... i love ALL her custom flowers. i can't choose!

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  77. I am between these lovelt flower pins:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41080163

    and this carnival garland:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33983077

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  78. Tweeted!!!
    :)
    http://twitter.com/KristiMarHowell/status/10228849335

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  79. My favorite item is the Blue Moon 6 Flower Garland

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  80. The Blue Moon 6 Flower Garland is really cute, especially the flowers made of gingham fabric!

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  81. Love all the garland! I did a post on Swell not too long ago!

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  82. juicy 6 flower garland is so lovely...

    thoughtsofartisan.blogspot.com
    twitter.com/deniseapril

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  83. I would love a garland in cantelope! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  84. Count me in! (I'd hang it for Jon's b-day next month!)

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  85. The Woodland 6 Flower Garland is adorable. All of the flower garlands are so bright and cheery...well done!

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  86. LOVE the party pack!!!!!!

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  87. I love the fabric flower party pack.

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  88. ooh, i'd love to win:
    Fabric Flower Party Pack

    Thanks for the chance!

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  89. I love the Grannybird Daffodils. I also love how she uses the chalkboards for her work. So nice, such cute presentation.

    thericebabies@ymail.com

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  90. Juicy 6 Flower Garland :)

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  91. http://lomobecks.tumblr.com/post/437231606/oh-id-love-to-win-one-of-these

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  92. my favorite are the woodland garlands! :D. and i love the chalkboard drawings!

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  93. The minty fresh garland is beautiful

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  94. I twittered it:
    http://twitter.com/mufninc

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  95. Love the Vintage Carnival 6 Flower Garland. So cute!

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  96. I love the Blue Moon 6 flower garland!

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  97. I love the Teardrop Flower Hair Pin!

    johnka3[at]gmail[dot]com

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  98. i'm in love with the vintage carnival 6 flower garland. so so beautiful :)

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  99. Her name is Katie! :D My favorite is the Minty Fresh 10 Flower Garland!

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  100. I love the Fabric Flower Party Pack! It looks lovely :)

    Sincerely,
    Julia
    http://julialuckett.wordpress.com

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  101. I love the Fabric Flower Party Pack! It looks lovely :)

    Sincerely,
    Julia
    http://julialuckett.wordpress.com

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  102. I love the Fabric Flower Party Pack! It looks lovely :)

    Sincerely,
    Julia
    http://julialuckett.wordpress.com

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  103. I love the party flowers!

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  104. My favorite is the Minty Fresh 10 flower Garland! So pretty!

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  105. And I tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/jessicaCtorres/status/10246497539

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  106. The minty fresh 10 flower garland is my favorite too! Lovely shades =]

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  107. I love the vintage carnival garland!! <3

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  108. i love the teardrop flower hairpin in lilac!

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  109. Such a wonderful shop! I am definitely all about the flower garlands -- Vintage Carnival is my favorite. Hooray!
    --Sarah

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  110. WANT: Moody Blues 10 Flower Garland
    <3

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  111. I do want these in my hair:
    Teardrop Flower Hair Pin 8 piece Set
    So so pretty!

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  112. Ooh, the moody blues garland is GORGEOUS.

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  113. my heart is a flutter over her shop!! i adore every item, but since i have to choose just one, i'll go with Woodland 6 Flower garland. thanks!

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  114. i just tweeted about the giveaway :) http://twitter.com/PrettiesbyMeg/status/10250869118

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  115. I love the woodland flower garland! It's just lovely!! xoxoxox

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  116. i love the Vintage Carnival 6 Flower Garland :)

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  117. The vintage carnival garland is super cute!

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  118. I love the Fabric Flower Party Pack. The pink and purple colors are so pretty!

    lagringa_009 AT hotmail DOT com

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  119. Im loving the Blue moon garland! such gorgeous colours together!

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  120. I'm loving the hair clip set!

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  121. I adore the woodland flower garland! Great colors and great shop! Congrats to you! And thank you Danni! xo,Katy

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  122. I love, love, love the Blue Moon 6 Flower Garland. Blue is my favorite color!

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  123. I think the minty fresh garland is my fave :)

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  124. LOVE the Woodland Garland and the hairpins.

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  125. I love the woodland garland!

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  126. Ooh! My favorite would definitely have to be the Custom 10 flower garland--I absolutely adore color (I have a multicolored pennant banner hanging in one room of my apartment), and this lets you pick tons of different colors! How beautiful!

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  127. I love the minty fresh flower garland!

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  128. Oh goodness I love the Juicy 6!

    mmmm juicy

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  129. What lovely garlands. My fave is the vintage carnival 6 flower garland.

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  130. With spring on its way, one of these flower garlands would be perfect to welcome it appropriately! I'm a real fan of the Grannybirds Daffodil Garland :)

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  131. i love the fabric flower party pack! what pretty colors too!! :)

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  132. i love the fabric flower party pack! what pretty colors too!! :)

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  133. http://twitter.com/thebabykitties


    tweeted too!

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  134. I love, love, love the
    Blue Moon 6 Flower Garland
    it's so enchanting!

    mialovesgod@yahoo.com

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  135. Grannybirds Daffodil Garland. Perfect timing to match the live garalnds on my dining table and to last well after those have faded.

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  136. Grannybirds Daffodil Garland. Perfect timing to match the live garalnds on my dining table and to last well after those have faded.

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  137. the custom 10 flower garland is beautiful!

    -Heather C

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  138. I love the grannybird daffodil garland, so perfect for a spring party! Suzie

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  139. I posted a link on my sidebar of my blog for a second entry at www.suziebuttoncreations.blogspot.com

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  140. I love the Woodland 6 Flower garland, it's beautiful!

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  141. The Juicy 6 is my favorite, but I like them all...

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  142. Oh my gosh I am SO excited to find out about this shop! I have been searching for a beautiful flower garland. I wish I had the patience to make my own...but it would be even better to have one from Pretty Swell! :) My favourite is the Woodland 6 flower garland- but it is so hard to decide!

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  143. The blue moon flower garland is so lovely!

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  144. I seriously love those! My favorite is the grannybirds daffodil garland.

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  145. I love the Fabric Flower Party Pack in all of the pretty purples.

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  146. woodland 6 flower garland is adorable. i absolutely love all of the garlands!!

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  148. PS-tweeted about the giveaway on twitter! :) http://twitter.com/stellabeam
    love the fabric flower party pack--great color combinations.

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  149. I'm trying to enter all your giveaways! you have always such beautiful gift!

    I love Elza's Party 6 Flower Garland...it would be perfetc in my house!


    Have a great weekend!

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  150. oooh I love the teardrop flower hairpins! The garlands are adorable too, but I could get so much use out of the hairpins!

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  151. I love the gingham flower hairpin!

    brunettewithblueeyes@gmail.com

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  152. I love the adorable hair pins!

    allison.laney.harris@gmail.com

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  153. I love the colors in the juicy garland!

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  154. i like the vintage carnival 6 flower garland. (:

    so lovely.

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  155. The Elza Party 6 garland. All of them look so lovely!

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  156. I just love this beautiful Elza's Party 6 Flower Garland- would be so nice to have it in our new flat for the house warming in may...!

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  157. Love the shop! My fave is the vintage carnival flower garland. thanks!

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  158. I have just the right spot for some decorative love like Katie's Woodland 6 Flower garland! My fingers are crossed!
    reagan

    reags00@hotmail.com

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  159. wow, I've seen these on etsy, they're in my favourites!
    my favourite is definately the custom flower garland, I know that sounds predictable but I love that it can me made to suit a space perfectly. my favourite colour is minty - but in reality they're all pretty great!

    janelockrey(at)gmail(dot)com

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  160. Thanks for sharing her shop! I LOVE the moody blue garland-- just makes me smile :)

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=37515888&ref=mf

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Friends, Thank you so much for reading + supporting my blog, and for taking the time to leave me a comment. Your comment support truly means so much to me. Have a lovely day! xo, danni