18 January 2013

Beautiful Handmade Products to Decorate Your Home


Let's be honest, I have a terrible time finding just the right items to add to my home that give it a certain flair to it. I remember a coworker gave me a vase once, and good-NESS this was bland. Bland color, bland design. I still have it, but it sort of irks me that they would have me this choice.

I discovered Emerson Pottery recently and I just love what I see. They are handmade items, made in the USA, and based out of Virginia. You can tell by looking at their website that each item is made with love, care, and creative inspiration. They have been in business since 1977 and to be honest, this is a place that I wish I could see in person. Their website describes the stores with an old fashioned log house feel, and I imagine if I was inside it would feel just like I wanted to hunker down, cozy up with a blanket and have someone tell me a story by the fire.

Anyways, when you peruse their website, you can find just about anything there. I find myself quite fond of their ceramic pottery lamps. These lamps also come in three different colors, too.

Not to mention you can also create personalized items, like Ceramic Coffee Mugs.


Recently I received a beautiful ceramic handmade vase from Emerson Pottery, and when I first held this in my hand I could just feel the quality. It was light weight, but at the same time it was also fairly thick. It was about six inches high and three inches across at the top. It was a delicate, pretty design, and when my mom took a look at this, she commented that this was a vase that seemed like something Picasso would have wanted to draw.




This is the perfect vase for delicate flowers. For a day when you are walking in an open field and begin to collect wildflowers. When you come back hot, sticky and smelling of something like sunshine and honeysuckle. This is the vase you would chose to display your collection.

To purchase an Emerson Pottery piece is to purchase an experience. This will most definitely stand out in your home. While their pieces aren't the big shouting pieces that you may usually like to have, their quality and creative designs far outweigh their delicate size.

I am also proud to announce that I get to give one of my readers the vase that I received from Emerson Pottery!

Required:

Go to EmersonPottery.com and let me know which item you would like to purchase. Please leave a valid email address, so I may contact you if you are the winner.

For additional entries, complete the following:

Follow me via GFC

Like EmersonPottery on Facebook

Like me on Facebook

Follow me on Twitter

Contest will end January 31st. I will be updating this post at that time to announce the winner.

UPDATE: The winning entry is # 67 - Karen Propes.  I allow 48 hours to go by before I have to announce a new winner. I did not hear from the previous winner in time, so I awarded the prize next to winning entry # 19 (thanks to Random.org) - entrant Linda Kwolek. I am having a rotten time awarding this prize! 48 hours later, I am having to re-roll for a new winner - this time it's entrant Amanda Hoffman.

If you have found this contest after the ending of the giveaway, and you still want to purchase a product from Emerson, please use this coupon through the end of February - worldofim.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary vase in exchange for my honest review.

93 comments:

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  2. Id like the
    Copper Clay Dinner Set for Four

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  3. I would buy a pair of the tea cups, in the blueberry or cranberry design. Hmmmm. make that the whole tea set. Then I guess a Pitcher, the red poppy one is gorgeous. And I would neeed pet dishes, big ones for the dog, and a little on for the cats.

    I guess it is a good thing I don't live in Virginia!

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  4. I follow on gfc as stephanie hastie

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  5. I like EmersonPottery on Facebook

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  6. Any of the Hummingbird or Dragon Fly series

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  7. I would love to purchase the Small Lavender Lamp. I love lavender k_hahn69@yahoo.com

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  8. I was already a fan of Emerson Creek Pottery on facebook, so I have liked them! k_hahn69@yahoo.com

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  9. I liked you on fb k_hahn69@yahoo.com

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  10. I have followed you on twitter! k_hahn69@yahoo.com

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  11. I have followed via GFC k_hahn69@yahoo.com

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  12. I like the Summer Peaks mug

    afm626 (at) yahoo.com

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  13. The Lavendar Latte mugs are beautiful.

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  14. I follow Emerson Creek Pottery on FB as Linda Kwolek
    wildflowermother@yahoo.com

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  15. I follow You GFC as Linda Kwolek
    wildflowermother@yahoo.com

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  16. I follow you on FB as Linda Kwolek
    Also, I love your FB header picture. I also do not like to follow the normal path.
    wildflowermother@yahoo.com

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  17. lavender latte mugs
    jessicawedwards@gmail.com

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  18. I'd like the copper clay dinner set.

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  19. Already liked and pinned you so I just googled shared thank you for the giveaway

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  20. I like Lavender Latte Mug
    galyettina at yahoo dot com

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  21. GFC follower (gala)
    galyettina at yahoo dot com

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  22. Like EmersonPottery on Facebook (gala ya)


    galyettina at yahoo dot com

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  23. Like you on Facebook (gala ya)

    galyettina at yahoo dot com

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  24. Follow you on Twitter (@galyettina)
    galyettina at yahoo dot com

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  25. love the pet bowls debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

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  26. gfc debijackson debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

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  27. fblikeu as debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

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  28. fblike emerson as debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

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  29. tw follow u as jacksondeb
    debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

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  30. Like Emerson Pottery on fb. Terri Herman

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  31. Love the Red Poppy Salt and Pepper Shaker Set. My daughter broke my pepper recently. terrilee2323@hotmail.com

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  32. I would buy the
    Tuscan Olive Tart Burner
    lmkay630@gmail.com

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  33. I would buy Goldfish Baby Dishes
    sexyhots29@yahoo.com

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  34. I like Emerson Creek Pottery on facebook
    sexyhots29@yahoo.com

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  35. I follow you GFC...lisa kay
    lmkay630@gmail.com

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  36. Liked you on facebook
    sexyhots29@yahoo.com

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  37. Followed on twitter @zombiesugarpie
    sexyhots29@yahoo.com

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  38. I Like EmersonPottery on Facebook
    lisa jorgenson kay
    lmkay630@gmail.com

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  39. i "LIKE" you on FB
    lisa jorgenson kay
    lmkay630@gmail.com

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  40. I follow via GFC
    Mary Dailey
    marika200@hotmail.com

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  41. Like Emerson Pottery on FB
    Mary Avlos-Dailey
    marika200@hotmail.com

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  42. I like you on FB
    Mary Avlos-Dailey
    marika200@hotmail.com

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  43. I follow you on Twitter
    @MaryDailey2
    marika200@hotmail.com

    Thanks for the giveaway

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  44. I kinda have a thing for mixing bowls. I fell in love with the Red Poppy Mixing Bowl-so beautiful!!
    amandajoyrauch at yahoo dot com

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  45. I follow you via gfc with user name amanda rauch
    amandajoyrauch at yahoo dot com

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  46. I like Emerson Creek Pottery on Facebook with user name amanda rauch
    amandajoyrauch at yahoo dot com

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  47. I like you on facebook with user name amanda rauch
    amandajoyrauch at yahoo dot com

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  48. I follow you on twitter; my handle is @amandajoyrauch
    amandajoyrauch at yahoo dot com

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  49. I would love to buy there Go Green Earthware Bouquet Vase!
    jjoliet@hotmail.com

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  50. I am following on GFC - Jennifer Hiles
    jjoliet@hotmail.com

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  51. I am a fan of EmersonPottery on Facebook, username: Jennifer Mae Hiles, jjoliet@hotmail.com

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  52. I am a facebook fan! Username: Jennifer Mae Hiles, jjoliet@hotmail.com

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  53. I am following on twitter via @GistofJenn, jjoliet@hotmail.com

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  54. i would purchase the goldfish baby dishes

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  55. gfc amanda hoffman
    amandahoffman35@yahoo.com if i win

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  56. I like the dragon fly vase

    http://www.emersoncreekpottery.com/vases/dragonfly-bouquet-vase.shtml

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  57. following on gfc - krazykabbage

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  58. liked emerson creek pottery on facebook

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  59. following you on twitter - @krazykabbage

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  60. The Lavendar Latte mugs ! eclairre(AT)ymail(DOT)com

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  61. I love the Lavender Dinner Set for Four, they have so many beautiful products.
    Thanks for giveaway.
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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  62. I follow you via GFC.
    Karen Propes @ncjeepster1
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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  63. I Like Emerson Pottery on Facebook.
    https://www.facebook.com/ncjeepster.
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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  64. Like you on Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/ncjeepster
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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  65. Follow me on Twitter
    @ncjeepster
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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  66. I would love the Iris 2 qt. baking dish. I am such a huge fan of this design!
    sweetbettysue at gmail dot com

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  67. I follow on GFC, P.D., sweetbettysue at gmail dot com

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  68. I would like to purchase the Small Dragonfly Lamp! It looks so beautiful!
    Thank You for the giveaway

    Fiona N
    iceyogurt(at)gmail(dot)com

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  69. I would like to purchase the Small Dragonfly Lamp! It looks so beautiful!
    Thank You for the giveaway

    Fiona N
    iceyogurt(at)gmail(dot)com

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  70. I just followed you via GFC as name: Fiona N
    iceyogurt(at)gmail(dot)com


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  71. I liked EmersonPottery on Facebook as name: fiona nuyen

    Fiona N
    iceyogurt(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. Liked you on Facebook as name: fiona nuyen
    Fiona N
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  73. And I followed you on Twitter @ciao6211
    Thank You again

    Fiona N
    iceyogurt(at)gmail(dot)com

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  74. I like the Ceramic Apple Bakers

    owen.darlene@gmail.com

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  75. Like EmersonPottery on Facebook

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  76. I'd choose the Dragonfly Ceramic Bouquet Vase.There's so many beautiful pieces.Thank you for the awesome giveaway! :)
    tigers3450@att.net

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  77. I follow World of my Imagination on GFC
    Sue Hull

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  78. I like Emerson Creek Pottery on FB
    Sue Hull

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  79. I like World of my Imagination on FB
    Sue Hull

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  80. I follow World of my Imagination on Twitter
    @tigers3450

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  81. I really like the Frilly Go Green Earthware Fruit Bowl

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