Thursday, April 22, 2010

Giveaway from Blithe Gardens! (this giveaway is now closed)

When I started searching Etsy for this blog one thing that kept popping up were terrariums. I was very curious about these and I contacted Blithe Gardens about being featured on my blog aand she was excited to be featured. Blithe Gardens has even been featured on Good Morning America!

Blithe Gardens sent me a terrarium and I had no idea how excited I would get over this thing. Yes, it looks like some moss in a jar but it is BEAUTIFUL moss and it is simply amazing. The directions she sent said not to water it for 2-3 weeks and my husband kept saying "you need to water it". I wouldn't let him and we are amazed at the moister this thing produces itself. If you have a brown thumb then this is the houseplant for you!

These would make perfect gifts for Mother's Day, someone in a nursing home, teachers (kids would love watching these on a teacher's desk) and for the person who has everything.

Here's what Blithe Gardens has to say about their shop:

When did you open your Etsy shop? I opened my Blithegardens etsy shop in January 2009. I have always loved plants and gardening and I was on the lookout for something I could do since my youngest of four children was in kindergarten and noticed that terrariums were back in style - I had seen them featured in magazines and also a new book. So I thought the moss terrariums would be a great business that would work with an etsy store.



Can you explain to my readers what a terrarium is and how you care for one? A terrarium is an enclosed glass container that contains potting soil, charcoal and plants. Many plants love the high humidity that a terrarium provides and the enclosed container creates a mini ecosystem that is practically self sustainable! I rarely need to water my terrariums and they do not need fertilizer and don't even need much light. You just have to be careful to keep them out of the sun and not in a really warm room because they can overheat. Otherwise they make great gifts for people who work in offices, nursing homes and even kids or anyone that has a brown thumb!



How did you get featured on Good Morning America? The person in charge of press and marketing for etsy contacted me through a convo and asked if I would be interested. The correspondent for GMA was doing a feature about women etsy sellers. Featuring etsy as a great way to make extra money from home. There were three other sellers products featured and they had picked mine from the plant and horticulture category. I was really excited and nervous - but glad that I didn't need to have an on air interview. They asked me questions by email and I had to ship out samples of my terrariums to New York and they appeared on the segment along with my picture.

I can also make terrariums to order - I have a lot of glassware and small figures etc that I can include in the terrariums. I am also going to start featuring some more of my concrete fairy houses on my website in the near future.




Buy It - These would make such a fun gift for anyone and Mother's Day is just about 2 weeks away!!!

Win It - Blithe Gardens is giving away a gift certificate for a terrarium of your choice up to a $38 value. This giveaway is open to my readers in the US only due to the nature of the moss.

How To Win:

Mandatory Entry (this must be done before you can gain any extra entries) - Visit Blithe Gardens and tell me your favorite item in their shop. I just noticed that she has been very, very busy and her shop doesn't have much listed at this time. If you go to the sidebar in her shop and click on sales you can tell me one that you like that she has already sold, thanks.

**YOU MUST LEAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS WITH YOUR COMMENT SO I CAN CONTACT YOU IF YOUR THE WINNER.

Extra Entries (must have mandatory entry completed before you can gain extra entries) -
If it says (3) comments you must leave 3 separate comments.

1. Follow my blog - (3) entries

2. Grab my button and leave a link of where I can find it - (5) entries

3. Blog about this giveaway - (5) entries

4. Heart Blithe Gardens on Etsy (add as favorite) - (1) entry

5. Enter any of my other giveaways - (1) entry for each giveaway

6. Email 3 friends or co-worker telling them about this giveaway and make sure to give them the link (I'm trusting you on this one) - (3) entry

7. Purchase anything from Blithe Gardens and come back letting me know what you purchased - (10) entries

8.Visit Blithe Gardens sister shop Blithe Vintage and tell me your favorite item in this shop - (1) entry


This giveaway will end on May 6, 2010 and is open to my readers in the US only. I will select a winner using a random number generator and I will email the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email before I select a new winner.

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megs said...

I love these! Number 53 with the river rocks is my favorite.
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I like the number 53!

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love #53!

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on the sister site i like the glass compote

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Joanna said...

I love the fariy cottage and all the ones with mushrooms! So cute.

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Stacy & Bryan said...

I hearted blithe gardens
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Stacy & Bryan said...

My Fav: Apothecary Jar No. 53
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I love #9!!
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I like the Good Morning America Special

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Whimsical Creations said...

Love the Apothecary Jar Terrarium No. 4.

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buddyCO said...

The Apothecary Jar Moss Terrarium No. 54 is my favorite. These are so cool!

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My favorite item at Blithe village is the Vintage Glass Covered Compote.

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Snowflake07 said...

My favorite is the Large Moss Terrarium. I would love to have one of these sitting on my desk. I've never seen anything like them!
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hearted Blithe Gardens on Etsy (my Etsy name is ColorBomb)

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Snowflake07 said...

My favorite item at Blithe Vintage is the Vintage Bicentennial Ball Canning Jar. These are so pretty used as vases or filled with old marbles!
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Amanda said...

Ahhh! Too cute! My favorite terrarium is the Apothecary Jar Moss Terrarium No. 32!
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Amanda said...

I love the Enamel Kreamer Sugar Canister from Blithe Vintage!
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I follow you with google! #3!!!
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I follow you with google! #2!
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JennTRC said...

I love the Apothecary Jar Moss Terrarium No. 6 :)

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Carapace said...

Tiny Terrarium #2 is so sweet! It's like a little travel forest. I could keep it anywhere! I love it!

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Anonymous said...

I like the large apthocary jar moss terrarium.
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Kathy said...

I love, love, love the Fairy Cottage.

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jennifer57 said...

Large Moss Terrarium is my favorite.

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Heart Blithe Gardens on Etsy

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Enamel Kreamer Sugar Canister is favorite from blithe vintage

clenna said...

I would love to have the Apothecary Jar Terrarium No. 4.

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I visited Blithe Vintage and fell in love with the Vintage Bicentennial Ball Canning Jar.

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Angie said...

I totally love these! This one is my favorite: http://www.etsy.com/listing/45197384/vintage-apothecary-jar-terrarium

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Domestic Diva said...

The Fairy Cottage is so cute. I really like Apothecary Jar No. 53 and Jar No. 13. So great! THey look magical.

throuthehaze said...

I like Apothecary Jar No. 53
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throuthehaze said...

I like the Vintage Bicentennial Ball Canning Jar from Blithe Vintage
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added seller to favorites-Throuthehaze
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deidre421 said...

Very cute stuff! I really like the Terrarium No. 32. http://www.etsy.com/listing/45106869/apothecary-jar-moss-terrarium-no-32?ref=vl_other_2

It's very lively.
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SheilaC said...

Large Apothecary Jar Terrarium No. 13 -
This is my favorite!!

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Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love the Fairy Cottage!

Amy said...

I like the Large Moss Terrarium. This would be great in my house because we don't have much direct sunlight so many other plants don't work.

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favorite blithe vintage is Vintage Glass Covered Compote - use for decoration or a terrarium
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Carolina Girl Mommy said...

How neat!! I like this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/43081951/egg-shape-terrarium-with-pink-bunny

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In the vintage shop, I like the ball canning jar

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i heart the Large Moss Terrarium
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phrannie said...

went to their Vintage site, this is my fave there:
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Kim said...

My favorite item is the Large Moss Terrarium! xo

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Beetle said...

My favorite item in the shop is the Large Moss Terrarium. I would love to be able to give this to my husband who is a true naturalist.
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My fave item in the Blithe Vintage shop is the Vintage Stoneware Casserole Dish. I like to use dishes like this to make blueberry cobbler, in addition to casseroles.
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Beetle said...

Mandatory entry is above.

Just to let you that I emailed 3 friends (more actually) telling them about this giveaway and gave them the link.
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Angelia said...

Oh I love the Apothecary Jar Terrarium No. 9! How cute!

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J.E. said...

OK I'm going crazy over these, I love them! One of my favorite things in her shop is the Fairy Cottage...

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I Heart'ed Blithe Gardens on Etsy (username= JamieElle)

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My favorite thing at Blithe Vintage is the Vintage Glass Covered Compote, it's lovely...

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I entered the Child's T-shirt giveaway.

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I entered the stepping stone giveaway.

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I just e-mailed my 2 sisters and sister-in-law, with the link to this giveaway because these are so cool.
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J.E. said...

I just e-mailed my 2 sisters and sister-in-law, with the link to this giveaway because these are so cool.
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Jackie said...

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Jackie said...

I like the Good Morning America Special - Terrarium. thanks!

Amy said...

Wow- she's almost sold out on Etsy! But I like any of the Apothocary jars.

Amy said...

I'm a follower #3

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