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Introducing Purple Petunia (and a Valentines Give-Away!)


Dearest all,

In December I stumbled onto the most wonderful etsy shop and simply had to share it with you.  The shop is called Purple Petunia where Valerie Frandsen Goates sells the most exquisite ceramic bowls and figures, wee fairies and wooden gnomes.  While everything in her shop is delightful, it is her "surprise bowls" which have captured my heart.  Imagine handing your child a tiny bowl containing a small, delectable snack. And beneath the snack, in the bottom of the bowl, is hiding...

 A dainty bunny... 

 
 A funny little hedgehog... 

or a wee little mouse!

When I asked Valerie whether she would mind if I featured her darling bowls on my blog, she generously offered as a give-away this beautiful red & white bowl with a tiny white bird hiding in the bottom.  It could be a perfect Valentines gift for a favorite child -- or keep it for yourself as a lovely place to keep safe a pair of earrings or a treasured ring.  To enter the give-away just visit Valerie's shop here  then come back and leave a comment with your favorite item from her shop (also, please be sure I have a way to contact you if you are the winner.)  I will draw a winner for the give-away via random number generator in one week, Wednesday February 8th.

Additionally, through the month of February Valerie will offer a 10% discount in her etsy shop if you use the code Bloom10!

Thank you, Valerie, for your generosity and for creating magical treasures to charm the eye and delight the heart!

Congratulations to #8 "Crazy Estonian."

45 comments:

  1. Oh My! Valerie's shop truly IS a find!
    There's so much goodness here.
    To choose just one item, is indeed difficult. The badges. The faeries. And all of the gorgeous pottery! I am leaning towards the red and white mushroom I think. Or perhaps the blossom mug with surprise wee turtle?
    And the tiny red bird bowl is a treasure indeed!

    ღ Aleta
    lovesbyletabon.blogspot.com
    HinterlandMama@gmail.com

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  2. My pleasure! I fell in love with your blog and community when I visited in December. It's an inspiration in my own blossom-tending (my garden has three beautiful souls, ages 13-3).

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  3. Oh, I think my favorite is the pink bunny surprise. What a wonderful giveaway!

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  4. The red birds parade bowl!! Second would be the pink bunny bowl.
    artteajannell.blogspot.com

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  5. Thank you so much for finding Valerie's shop for us--such cute stuff! I am liking her little mushroom gnome bitty buddy but am LOVIN' her red and white mushroom bowl--look at that lil' guy--he makes your heart sing-eh?

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  6. Oh, I love, love, love her shop! I've been drooling over those little cups and bowls for a while now, deciding which I'd like to purchase. I think I have decided my favorite is the green lamb surprise mug. Sweet! Thank you both for the giveaway and the 10% off. I know i"ll be using that!

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  7. Oh my goodness, that shop is so dear! I love the little tiny hidden toadstool bowl. Thanks for the chance!

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  8. Such wonderful pottery! I especially love the vases, my daughter loves to pick tiny weed flowers and I always have to use spice jars :) A little green vase would be so much more perfect.

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  9. Just loving that little blue mouse bowl, oh so cool, cheers Marie

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  10. Oh my! So cute. Love everything, but my favorites are the red bird parade bowl and the teeny-tiny penguin bowl. What a fantastic etsy shop!
    Andie :)
    be.a.bookworm@hotmail.com

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  11. How sweet and beautiful it is! Count me in!

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  12. everything is so sweet, but i especially like the pink surprise bunny bowl!
    kimsalerno@gmail.com

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  13. I like the bunny surprise bowl. Very precious. Rloeckler@yahoo.com

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  14. so much is great, but i especially love the buttons.

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  15. What a beautiful sweet idea these bowls are!! I adore the red and white mushroom hand thrown surprise bowl, thanks for the chance x

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  16. Without a doubt - the penguin! So sweet.

    Fiona
    fjkelly6 at gmail.com

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  17. How darling! I'm so pleased to have a new Etsy store to drool over. I think the blue bear mug would be such a delight every time! Thanks for sharing your newfound treasure shop!

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  18. Oh my! Thank you for the link to the store. It is worth sharing.
    It was really hard to choose just one item, but I think the sylvan mushroom gnome bitty buddy combines a lot of my favorite things in one. Soooooo adorable...

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  19. I love the hand carved tree folk!

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  20. I am so taken with these! Wondering how/if she'd ship to Canada. These are divine...I'd like one for each of my children! My favourite is the blue bird surprise bowl...love that colour. What a generous giveaway...I usually enter with a "whatever" attitude but this time...I really want to win! :)

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  21. Valerie's shop is one of my favorites. I love the blue bird surprise bowl.

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  22. They are all wonderful, but the wee blue bird is special. trishrobbins5@gmail.com

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  23. What a lovely collection of wee items in Valerie's shop! My personal favorites are the blue bird surprise bowl and the mushroom bitty buddy. Adorable!
    cm2spinali@earthlink.net

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  24. Wow, what a lovely collection of items but I particularly like the orange mum fairy and twig tray. This giveaway would be a delight to win and thanks for the opportunity.

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  25. Thanks so much for sharing your find! I love the wee green hand thrown bunny leaf surprise bowl! Nothing is better than having a tiny bunny hiding under your cereal.

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  26. red birds on parade! breakfast would be delightful with them! Valerie is a master of all things tiny and her creativity is contagious!

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  27. Would have to be the Turtle blossom surprise...so special.
    thank you for sharing your find Peggy and a wonderful giveaway - what beautiful creations xx

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  28. The leaf teacups are so my style!

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    sahara dot rao23 at gmail dot com

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  29. I loved this leaf cup with the rabbit! How lovely! Wonderful giveaway. Thanks!

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  30. These bowls are just so beautiful, real treasures! I'll definitely be having a look at her shop.
    Thank you for the fantastic giveaway:)

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  31. No no no no... Definitely the 'slippery snail surprise' bowl is simply the cutest bowl I have ever seen. Thank you for the link and Valerie has a style along with humor that goes hand in hand. Too lovely for words!
    martvic at gmail dot com

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  32. Cute bowls...love the idea. I liked the twig plate on her site.

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  33. That bowl would be just the perfect place to keep my rings in the kitchen when I need to take them off. I adore all of those sweet little bowls and the turtle blossom surprise cup is sooo cute!

    Sleepyheadedmom at gmail dot com

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  34. What a beautiful giveaway! Everything in her shop is so adorable, but I especially like her green lace bowl!

    sunshine-mama (at) live (dot) ca

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  35. a tartaruga olhando no fundo da tijela...é uma delicia... q ideias maravilhosas. Grata por compartilhar belezas! Angélica arteterapia@live.com

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  36. Echoing Sunshine Mama. That green lace bowl is on my faves list but all of it very wantable.

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  37. Beautiful! I love the Red bird parade bowl and the red bird surprise bowl! Thanks for introducing me to Valerie's work. (lmcillfaterick@msn.com)

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  38. Hello Blooms

    I think the turtle blossum is the daintiest of a plethora of dainties. warm wishes Clare to all the Blooms
    contact clareunderscoreborchersatyahoodotcom

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  39. Such enchanting work. I would love to eat or drink my meal then find a little friend. It's tough to choose but the Turtle Blossom Surprise Cup would be a favourite for sure. Thanks again.

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  40. I *love* the surprise cups/bowls! I SO remember finding a little surprise in the bottom of the cup when I visited my aunt when I was young. I thought it was THE COOLEST surprise.....I still think so! (I think the snail is especially cute!)

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  41. I'm in love with the mushroom surprise bowl. And the little hand carved tree folk are sweet, too.

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  42. Such beautiful work. Reminds me of a bowl from my childhood, that had a pattern at the bottom. I loved eating up my porridge to get to the pattern. My favourite (no easy task picking just ONE, mind you) is the red and white mushroom hand thrown surprise bowl. So very sweet.

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  43. Love the colors and the sweetness! : ) Thank you for the opportunity!!!

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  44. I love the bowls- the surprise is so sweet! The dolls are fantastic too!:)(my.email.is:lydiapharris(at)yahoo.com.)

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