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Monday, December 28, 2009

Monday Giveaway and Feature: Brown's Country Originals - Closed

This week's featured shop is Brown's Country Originals

Mike and Donna Brown, the owners and crafters behind Brown's Country Originals, are a husband and wife artist team with approximately 20 years experience in making decorative pieces. After selling their items at craft fairs, Mike and Donna decided to venture into the online marketplace and opened Brown's Country Originals in 2008. When Mike and Donna are not crafting or selling their items at craft fairs, they enjoy fishing, camping and spending time with each other, their son and Beagle.

Mike and Donna make an assortment of goods using wood, chalk, hypertufa (a light weight concrete), paper mache, clay, flowers (dried, fresh and artificial) and basket reed. Mike and Donna also have a line of garden items; Donna makes hypertufa birdbaths, flower planters and flower pots and Mike makes wooden potting benches, planter and garden stakes.

This week, win a Chalkware Snowman Pin from Brown's Country Originals

For a chance to win this week's giveaway, you must:

Name and/or post a link to your favorite item from the featured artist's shop in the comments section of this post (link at the end of this post)

Featured Shop = brownsco.etsy.com

For additional chances to win (leave a separate comment for each entry):

1) Tweet the giveaway and post your tweet in the comments below (include @NMArt and a link to the giveaway in your tweet; include your twitter username in the entry comment) - 1 extra entry

2) Blog about the giveaway and post a link to your post in the comments below - 1 extra entry

3) Add one of my ad buttons (left hand sidebar) to your blog or website and post a link to your site in the comments - 1 extra entry

4) Purchase an item from the featured shop and post a link to the item you purchased (transaction link) - 4 extra entries


(Email address, Etsy username and Artfire username accepted. Leave contact info for each entry.)

Per the featured artist's request, this giveaway is open to U.S. shipping addresses, lower 48 states only.

Entries will be accepted until Monday, January 4, 2010, 2pm Eastern Time. I will notify the winner the following day. Please be sure to stop by every week for more great giveaways.

Thanks for participating in this week's giveaway. Be sure to stop by next week for another great giveaway.


The Domestic Intellectual said...

I have two favorites this time:

Old Country Rooster: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18992522

Paper Mache Glitter stars: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36351593


artcloth (at) hotmail (dot) com

snapshotsofmysimplelife said...

I really like:

Kisses Bottle Charm



Michelle said...

This is my favorite... http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=35306655

What a cute way to give a gift!!

mandm_2002 at hotmail dot com

debbiejackson said...

I collect roosters so this is my fave: Old Country Rooster: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18992522


debbiejackson said...

I subscribe by email. jacksond@nhr3.net

Saving in Style said...

There are so many great items in this shop! I LOVE the snowman pin!! I'm also loving the paper mache star ornaments - too cute!!

jamieandandre at bellsouth dot net

Saving in Style said...

Tweet Tweet!!


jamieandandre at bellsouth dot net

Shelley K. said...

My favorite is the Snowman Earrings


Too cute.

It was hard to just pick ONE thing, though, as there were so many cute things in this shop.

Thanks for a great contest

Danielle said...

I love the Paper Mache Snow Family...so cute.

The Happy Wife
ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com

Jennifer said...

I LOVE the Country Primitive Sheep Papier Mache Jewelry Pin - PM40.
cspmom at gmail dot com

Joanna said...

Paper Mache Glitter Star Ornaments PM136 are one of my favorites. But I like the snowman pin the best.

Heidi said...

My favorite item is the Snowman Bowl Hugger. That would be such a wonderful item to have out for the holidays when family comes to visit! Thanks for hosting the giveaway.


GabbyLowe said...

I like the Santa Claus with Sack Chalkware - CH9


GabbyLowe said...




Chris and Sarah said...

I like the snowman family http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36238572.


The Soap Corner said...

I really like the Red Belsnickel. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33449150

rose said...

I just love the snowman family, so cute! ambrerose.etsy.com

fashionfrugality said...

I like this snowman - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=35454881
It would make a great gift for my mom!
kkondek at gmail.com

fashionfrugality said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/7242829169
kkondek at gmail.com

Ren said...

Happy new year! May you have a pleasant and prosperous 2010.

Congrats to Brown's Country Originals for being featured!

bison61 said...

I like the paper mache Belsnickel tan robe

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

LV said...

I like the Snowman Earrings http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32289367

LV said...

I follow you on twitter as @LisaSVance and tweeted http://twitter.com/LisaSVance/status/7292464120

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Jackie said...

I love the Snowmen Earrings PM98. They are adorable!

Sarah said...

I love the http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34752588

Sarah said...

I tweeted!

Sarah said...

I blogged!


angela said...

Country Primitive Sheep Papier Mache Jewelry Pin - PM40

I know just who I would give it to!

kevindormer at hotmail dot com

ML said...

I like the Belsnickel Blue with Gold Chalkware. I love the dark blue and the gold.

baron4ml @ yahoo dot com

DEBIJOT said...

I like the pumpkinhead on a spindle.

Esme said...

Farmer Pete the Rabbit is the cutest.


chocolate and croissants at yahoo dot com

Esme said...


http://naturemanipulated.blogspot.com/2009/12/monday-giveaway-and-feature-browns.html adorable crafts

chocolate and croissants at yahoo dot com

jkoel said...

I like the snow man family

Jill said...

paper mache star ornaments are great! jlmrbk@yahoo.com

Stephanie said...

I like the Old Country Rooster Chalkware.

steffanie771 @ hotmail .com

Buttons and Bows said...

I love the Paper Mache Snow Family PM120
I love love love snowmen.

Thanks for this awesome giveaway.

mommiesgotfivechildren at hotmail dot com

Buttons and Bows said...


I am following you on twitter.

Buttons and Bows said...


I twittered your contest

Buttons and Bows said...

I posted your giveaway on my blog.

Buttons and Bows said...


I posted your button on my blog post.


kitty said...

i especially liked the very colorful chalkware country rooster.

princess210 said...

I love these star ornaments!! Sooooo cute!!!


princess210 said...

I have posted one of your buttons on my blog! Thanks for the great giveaway!

jennifer57 said...

I like the snowman earrings

Theresa N. said...

My favorite is the Waving Snowman Chalkware CH19.
Theresa N

SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I love Farmer Pete The Rabbit PM57. He would be so cute for the centerpiece at Easter.


SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I tweeted, http://twitter.com/laprochaine/status/7370619184
My screen name is laprochaine

Jane S. said...

The Old Country Rooster is so neat!


Jane S.
janers41 at hotmail dot com

Megan: said...

I really like the old country roosters!

windycindy said...

I adore her creations. One of my favorites is her "Belsnickel Blue with Gold Glitter Chalkware CH33!"
Many thanks, Cindi

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