Vendor Spotlight and GIVEAWAY: Dawn Dalto (CLOSED)

Saturday, April 3, 2010 | by Newlywed | Labels: , , , |


Our next Vendor Spotlight is someone I've been really excited to share with you for some time. If you plan on sending your ring bearer down the aisle with a pillow, you might reconsider when you see photos from Dawn Dalto Ceramics. Hailing from Asheville, North Carolina, Dawn makes a variety of ceramic arts, including the increasingly popular ring bearer plates. The concept is new to me, but they've been catching on in the wedding world for some time. Held in the little hands of your ring bearer, they make a lovely photo op! And while your pillow might go in the attic or in a box after the wedding, your dish can hang on the mantle or on the wall -- a wonderful keepsake!


As the host of this giveaway, I received a ring bearer plate from Dawn. As soon as I opened the package, I was impressed with how adorably small and lightweight it is, a perfect fit for your lil guy! Since our ring bearer is a little older, I thought it might be something different for him instead of a poofy, feminine pillow. Our dish came with an impressed slogan: "Live, Love, Laugh." The color of the wording and the borders give off an elegant aged, antique look. The dish also comes with an organza ribbon where your rings can be safely tied. Dawn can also customize some of the plates with the couple's names and wedding date. Sold at reasonable and affordable prices, these dishes are a great value (considering you can enjoy them long after the wedding). Delicate, beautiful and sweet, Dawn's dishes make a lovely touch to your wedding, as well as a timeless, decorative piece for you and your FH to keep!
I've always been facinated with ceramic arts and pottery and here, Dawn explains the intricate process. Introducing, Dawn from Dawn Dalto Ceramics!


What got you started in making ceramic items?
My partner, Les Powell of Smoking Turtle Studio is a ceramic artist. We had been together for about 3 years when I accepted a position at Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts as the Assistant Director. I have always been an artist, but just hadn't considered clay. Well, you can't be exposed to it day after day without finally having to get your hands dirty!

How long have you been making these products?
I started in ceramics 4 years ago. I began seriously developing a product line and marketing my work about 2 years ago.

What made you decide to create wedding items as well?
My sister Tonia of http://meandmatilda.com. I may be the older sis, but she has some serious business savvy! We were discussing markets that people will always have a need to spend money on. Weddings is one of them. I wrote a blog post about it a little while back called "Married, Buried, Barking & Born" http://dawndalto.net/cart/?p=165

I've heard of ringbearer pillows, not plates. How did you come about making these?
It began with my sister again. I make a line of little "Day of the Week" kitty dishes and she thought they would be the perfect size for Ring Bearer Dishes. The concept is not new. One of the first to offer them was Paloma's Nest. I loved the concept, but wanted to make sure that what I was offering was unique and different from what was already available on the market.
Ring Bearer Dish in Damask

Why plates instead of pillows?
It's a keepsake that lasts. They can be used on your dresser to hold your rings and jewelry and they can also be hung on the wall by the ribbon.

Your products are all handmade. Can you tell me a little bit about the process?
Every piece is handmade by ME. I roll out a slab of clay, cut out the dish and then hand stamp, screen print, and sometimes carve the design. Then I form the dish. The clay is then allowed to dry and then it is bisque fired to remove all water and harden it. Then depending on the dish a color wash may be applied and washed off. It is then glazed and refired to higher temperature.

Tell me something unique about your products.
Most folks are surprised at how light they are. They measure 4.25"x4.25" square (approximately-they are handmade afterall) and fit perfectly in your little Ring Bearer's hand

*Any other information about yourself or your products you'd like to share?
I don't just make Ring Bearer Dishes. I have 3 different product lines. That is what keeps it fun for me (a bit of diversity) In addition to the Ring Bearer Dishes I create custom dinnerware and handcarved tiles and wall boxes.

Links where we can find out more of your work:
website: http://www.dawndalto.net
Blog: http://dawndalto.net/cart/?page_id=295
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?v=box_3&id=1093670993#!/pages/Dawn-Dalto-Ceramics/279707322436?ref=ts
Twitter: http://twitter.com/dawndalto
Etsy: http://dawndalto.etsy.com
1000 Markets: http://dawndalto.1000markets.com

The GIVEAWAY:
Dawn is giving one lucky reader a RING BEARER DISH of $32 value!

To Have and To Hold Plate


The RULES
1) Go to Dawn's Etsy Shop, Website or 1000 Markets shop and comment on your favorite item for one entry. This is mandatory! Contestants who do not do this will be disqualified. Remember to leave your email address or some way to contact you with each entry!

Additional entries (remember to leave separate comments for each additonal entry)

2) Become a new follower of this blog (1 entry)
4) Are currently a follower of my blog (2 entries)
5) Become a facebook fan of “I Do” Budget Weddings (2 entries)
6) Become a facebook fan of Dawn Dalto Ceramics (2 entries)
7) Blog about the contest and include a link to the giveaway. Each entrant must also include a link to Dawn Dalto's Etsy Shop in their post (3 entries)
8) Buy anything from Dawn Dalto Ceramics (5 entries)
9) Follow “I Do” Budget Weddings on Twitter (1 entry)
10) Follow Dawn Dalto Ceramics on Twitter (1 entry)
11) Tweet on this giveaway and include a link to this giveaway in your tweet (1 entry)
12) Grab my button and place it on your blog (1 entry)
13) Subscribe to "I Do" Budget Weddings emails (1 entry)

The deadline to enter this contest is 11:59 p.m., Friday, April 16, 2010 (PST). A winner will be randomly chosen and announced the following day. Good luck! (This giveaway is now closed)

165 comments:

megan said...

entry@1
i really link the custom tree wedding tile, where our initials may be placed within the crved heart.
i a;so like the .RING BEARER DISH in ivory and black with a medieval damask pattern

megan said...

entry@2 blog follower!!
i really link the custom tree wedding tile, where our initials may be placed within the crved heart.
i a;so like the .RING BEARER DISH in ivory and black with a medieval damask pattern

LeeLa said...

I adore the royal Blue Peacock Damask Ring Bearer Dish. I would love to have this as a part of our wedding and live on our dresser to treasure for the many years to follow.

LeeLa said...

I'm a current follower of your blog. Entry #1

LeeLa said...

I'm a current follower of your blog. Entry #2

LeeLa said...

I'm a fan of I Do Budget Weddings on Facebook. Entry #1

LeeLa said...

I'm a fan of I Do Budget Weddings on Facebook. Entry #2

LeeLa said...

I'm a fan of Dawn Dalto Ceramics on Facebook. Entry #1

LeeLa said...

I'm a fan of Dawn Dalto Ceramics on Facebook. Entry #2

LeeLa said...

I follow I Do Budget Weddings on Twitter. I'm @Lee_La

LeeLa said...

I follow Dawn Dalto on Twitter. I'm @Lee_La

LeeLa said...

I subscribe to I Do Budget Wedding via email

LeeLa said...

I tweeted this giveaway. I'm @Lee_La. my tweet: http://twitter.com/lee_la/status/11534947377

Mallory said...

I LOVE the hand stamped bridal gown plate. its beautiful! I'd love to use it as my bedside ring holder :)

thanks for the giveaway

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Mallory said...

I'm a follower of your blog #1

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Mallory said...

I'm a follower of your blog #2

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Allison said...

I love the Love Honor Cherish Ring Bearer Dish!!

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Allison said...

I follow DawnDalto on Twitter!

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Allison said...

I retweeted the contest!
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Allison said...

I follow I Do Budget Weddings on Twitter. I'm @ssmith7211

Ginger said...

Very pretty! I like the "Live, Laugh, Love" ring bearer bowl the best!

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Ginger said...

I'm a follower.

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Ginger said...

I'm a follower.

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Ginger said...

I'm a FB fan!

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Miss Love said...

i like the live love laugh ring bearer dish.

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Miss Love said...

I am a current follower of the "I Do" budget weddings blog.

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Miss Love said...

I am a current follower of the "I Do" budget weddings blog.

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Miss Love said...

I Follow “I Do” Budget Weddings on Twitter.

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Aero said...

I really like the Black Damask Ceramic Lunch Plate!

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Aero said...

I am currently a follower of your blog!

google friends connect follower id = Aero Lantern

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Aero said...

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blogged!
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Aero said...

2

blogged!
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blogged!
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Aero said...

following you on twitter
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Aero said...

following dawnalto on twitter
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Aero said...

subscribed to your emails!

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Aero said...

your button is on my blog sidebar under "Blogroll 2".
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Kim said...

The Ceramic Nesting Bitty Bowls in Blue!!! They are lovely!!!! xo

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Kim said...

I am a follower! xo

Kim said...

I am a follower xo

Kim said...

follow i do on twitter! @sparkily

xo

Kim said...

subscribe via email! xo

Margaret said...

i love the nesting bitty bowls in robins egg blue! beautiful color, lovely form.

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(entry #1)

nightinga1e said...

i follow dawn on twitter! (@nightinga1e)

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(entry #2)

nightinga1e said...

i follow i do budget weddings on twitter! (@nightinga1e)

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(entry #3)

merium said...

I love the kitty day of the week feeding dishes and the Tree of Life tiles! Beautiful things!

merium said...

I'm a follower~#1

merium said...

I'm a follower~#2

slimjim said...

#1 I love all the damask patterns, especially the medieval damask ring dish.

slimjim said...

#2 I am a new follower..still lovin' the medieval damask!

The Holleys said...

It took me a while to browse the items I wanted for my sister. She's getting married next year. It was hard to choose because they were really pretty but the one that really stood out for me is the Hand stamped cream and black tulip RING BEARER DISH.

The Holleys said...

I'm a follower of your blog.

The Holleys said...

I'm a twitter follower: aishawed

The Holleys said...

I'm a Dawn Dalto follower in Twitter: aishawed

The Holleys said...

I'm a facebook fan of Dawn Dalto: Aisha Holley

Barb said...

I love the "Royal Blue Leaping Dogs RING BEARER DISH". We both love Celtic images and our color is blue. email is empyrean74@gmail.com

Barb said...

I am a current follower of your blog (#1)

Barb said...

I am a current follower of your blog (#2) (empyrean74@gmail.com)

Barb said...

I am a fan of yours on facebook (#1) empyrean74@gmail.com

Barb said...

I am a fan of yours on facebook (#2) empyrean74@gmail.com

Shelby said...

My favorite dish is the Ivory and Black Love Honor and Cherish RING BEARER DISH!

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jennifer57 said...

RING BEARER DISH hand stamped soft blue gray and cream with TO HAVE AND TO HOLD

Barb said...

following dawn dalto on twitter (delightguru) empyrean74@gmail.com

Kylie said...

I love the tree of life tile grouping, they'd be perfect in my bathroom! But my favorite ring bearer dish was the floral filigree love that's also on this post. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail[dot]com

fashionfrugality said...

I am loving this plate - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28899565

Gorgeous!
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fashionfrugality said...

Current follower
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#1

fashionfrugality said...

Current follower
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#2

Jeanie said...

I like the Ivory and Black Live Love Laugh RING BEARER DISH.

Jeanie said...

I am a current follower (entry #1)

Jeanie said...

I am a current follower (entry #2)

Maria said...

love the Hand Stamped Blue Grey and Cream dish

Maria said...

i follow - 1

Maria said...

i follow - 2

Annie said...

My absolute favorite is the Celtic ring bearer dish! Lovely!

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Annie said...

Became a fan of Dawn Dalto ceramics on Facebook (Annie Milner)

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Naazia said...

my fav is blue grey and cream that says "to have and to hold"

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JMR said...

The To Have and To Hold Plate is my favorite.

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JMR said...

I am a current follower.

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JMR said...

I am a current follower - second comment.

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SMK said...

Love Honor Cherish dish for sure. What a lovely, lasting keepsake!!

Julie said...

I love the blue Damask ring bearer dish!

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Julie said...

I am a current follower.

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Julie said...

I am a current follower - second comment.

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DeAnna said...

I love the "Live Love Laugh" plate, as this is what we strive to do in life!!

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DeAnna said...

I am now a follower of this blog! dedawg02@yahoo.com

DeAnna said...

I am now a fan of "I Do" Budget Weddings on Facebook. dedawg02@yahoo.com

DeAnna said...

I am now a fan of Dawn Dalto Ceramics on Facebook. dedawg02@yahoo.com

DeAnna said...

I am now following "I Do" Budget Weddings on Twitter. dedawg02@yahoo.com

DeAnna said...

I am now following Dawn Dalto Ceramics on Twitter. dedawg02@yahoo.com

Sharon said...

I love the lowercase "to have and to hold" ring bearer dish! I'd love to keep it around as a family heirloom to pass along.

Sharon said...

I am a current blog follower (1)

Sharon said...

I am a current blog follower (2)

Kayla said...

I love the "to have and to hold" plate - the antique look is perfect!

Kayla said...

AND I just became a follower! :-)

Kayla said...

And NOW I just became a Facebook fan!

Kayla said...

Entry #2: Facebook fan!

Shanna said...

My fave item is the To Have and To Hold Plate!

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Shanna said...

Current follower.
Entry 1
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Shanna said...

Current follower.
Entry 2
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Shanna said...

FB fan of I Do Budget Weddings
Entry 1
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Shanna said...

FB fan of I Do Budget Weddings
Entry 2
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Shanna said...

I became a FB fan of Dawn Dalto Ceramics
Entry 1
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Shanna said...

I became a FB fan of Dawn Dalto Ceramics
Entry 2
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Shanna said...

Your button is on my blog
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Julie said...

I am obsessed with the Floral Filigree Ring Bearer Dish with the Love stamp. This would be perfect for our wedding day. juliestraw@gmail.com

Julie said...

I am a Facebook fan of "I Do" Budget Weddings.juliestraw@gmail.com

Julie said...

I am now a Facebook fan of Dawn Dalto Ceramicas. Yay! Love her stuff. juliestraw@gmail.com

Julie said...

I am a new follower of your blog. juliestraw@gmail.com

Julie said...

Following you now on Twitter. juliestraw@gmail.com

Tand J said...

Love the handmade peacock ring dish!

Mary said...

My personal favorite is the Wedding Tree Tile. We are getting married on 10/2/10 and we are using trees and leaves as our theme....this would be a perfect lifelong remembrance! Thanks for the opportunity!

Mary said...

I am following Budget_Bride on twitter. @IAmReallyMary...and I couldn't help notice you tweet a lot!

Mary said...

And I am following DawnDalto on twitter! @IAmReallyMary. Again - thanks for the opportunity!

Tracy said...

Dawn Dalot's Ceramic Earrings Hand Carved Spirals in Cream & Brown are gorgeous and quite affordable. They're a favorite of mine!

Tracy said...

I'm a new follower through Google

Tracy said...

I'm a fan of "I Do" Weddings on Facebook!

Tracy said...

I'm a fan of Dawn Dalto Ceramics on Facebook! (Tracey Koupon)

Tracy said...

I'm a fan of "I Do" Weddings on Facebook! Entry #2
(Tracey Koupon)

Tracy said...

I'm a fan of Dawn Dalto Ceramics on Facebook! (Tracey Koupon) Entry #2

Sarah A said...

My fav is the peacock feather (the pale green-y coloured version), it's perfect for our vintage inspired garden wedding.

Wehaf said...

I adore the round DINNER PLATE with peacock feather and tiny filigree pattern. It's gorgeous and the detail is stunning!

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Lyudmila said...

I like the Black and White Tumbler

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Lyudmila said...

I`m a current follower (entry #1)
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Lyudmila said...

I`m a current follower (entry #2)
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Lyudmila said...

I`m a Fan of "I Do" Budget Weddings Facebook (entry #1)
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Lyudmila said...

I`m a Fan of "I Do" Budget Weddings Facebook (entry #2)
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Lyudmila said...

I`m Fan of Dawn Dalto Ceramics FAcebook (entry #1)
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Lyudmila said...

I`m Fan of Dawn Dalto Ceramics FAcebook (entry #2)
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Lyudmila said...

Tweet
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Lyudmila said...

I`m blogged about this giveaway (entry #1) here
http://ludmilochka.blogspot.com/2010/04/vendor-spotlight-and-giveaway-dawn.html

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Lyudmila said...

I`m blogged about this giveaway (entry #2) here
http://ludmilochka.blogspot.com/2010/04/vendor-spotlight-and-giveaway-dawn.html

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Lyudmila said...

I`m blogged about this giveaway (entry #3) here
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Leigh said...

I love the Ceramic Trinket Tray in Black and White Medieval Pattern

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Leigh said...

i became a fan of yours on facebook entry 1

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Leigh said...

i became a fan on facebook of Dawn Dalto Ceramics

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Leigh said...

i became a fan of yours on facebook entry 2

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Leigh said...

i became a fan of Dawn Dalto Ceramics on facebook entry 2

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AM said...

My favorite is the "Now Join Hands and With Your Hands Your Heart" ring bearer dish. Lovely quote!

Thanks for the giveaway and good luck to everyone!

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bmolavi said...

Love the Hand Stamped Black and Cream ring bearer dish!

bmolavi said...

I'm already a follower #1

bmolavi said...

I'm already a follower #2

bmolavi said...

following @budget_bride (@bmolavi)

bmolavi said...

following @dawndalto (@bmolavi)

bmolavi said...

tweet
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bmolavi said...

email subscriber

julia said...

I love the RING BEARER DISH in ivory and black with a medieval damask pattern, such a beautiful pattern!

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LeeLa said...

I blogged about this giveaway in my Freebie Friday's post. My direct blog link:
http://fourmonthbride.blogspot.com/2010/04/freebie-friday-amazing-giveaways-from.html - entry 1

~LeeLa leeandadamwedding {at} gmail

LeeLa said...

I blogged about this giveaway in my Freebie Friday's post. My direct blog link:
http://fourmonthbride.blogspot.com/2010/04/freebie-friday-amazing-giveaways-from.html - entry 2

~LeeLa leeandadamwedding {at} gmail

LeeLa said...

I blogged about this giveaway in my Freebie Friday's post. My direct blog link:
http://fourmonthbride.blogspot.com/2010/04/freebie-friday-amazing-giveaways-from.html - entry 3

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Annie said...

Back for more entries! I follow your blog (entry 1 of 2)

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Annie said...

I follow your blog (entry 2 of 2)

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Sarah said...

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD RING BEARER DISH! LOVE IT!

Samy said...

I love her Brooch or Pendant Featuring a Hand Carved Tree of Life in Porcelain and Earthenware Clay!

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Samy said...

I am currently a follower of your blog #1

Samy said...

I am currently a follower of your blog #2

Samy said...

I became a facebook fan of “I Do” Budget Weddings #1

Samy said...

I became a facebook fan of “I Do” Budget Weddings #2

Samy said...

I became a facebook fan of Dawn Dalto Ceramics #1

Samy said...

I became a facebook fan of Dawn Dalto Ceramics #2

Samy said...

I follow “I Do” Budget Weddings on Twitter!

Samy said...

I follow Dawn Dalto Ceramics on Twitter!

Samy said...

I have placed your button on my blog!

Samy said...

I am subscribed to "I Do" Budget Weddings emails!

Samy said...

I have also entered your office of minor details giveaway!

Samy said...

I also entered your tux and tulle giveaway :)

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