Monday, December 7, 2009

Month of Giving Contest - Snowman Pin Giveaway

For our second “Month of Giving” contest, CJ’s Fine Designs is featuring Brown’s Country Originals. The owners of Brown’s Country Originals can be found on Etsy at brownsco. I wanted to get to know the owners a little so I asked a few questions.

What are your names?
Mike and Donna Brown

Where do you live, and what is it like?
We live in Pennsylvania lots of mountains, hills and lakes.

How did you find Etsy?
A friend told me about ETSY

What is your craft, and when did you start doing it?
We are a husband and wife artist team. I work with wood, chalkware, clay and papier mache. My wife works with dried, fresh and artificial flowers and hypertufa. These creative passions led us in 2008 to start Brown’s Country Originals. The name came from living in the country and our last name.

Hypertufa is a lite weight concrete. Besides the paper mache and chalkware we have a line of garden items my wife makes country/primitive hypertufa birdbaths, flower planters and flower pots. I make country/primitive wooden potting benches, planter and garden stakes.

What gives you inspiration?
Life, friends, family and my job.

Where do you work from (home, office, boutique, a tiny corner of the house... lol)?
Our studio is in our home.

What will you be doing for the holidays?
Spending time with friends and family

What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Searching for a real Christmas tree.

Where else can we find you? Blog, twitter, facebook, etsy shops, website, etc...
www.brownscountryoriginals.com
www.artsaflutter.com

The owner’s at Brown’s Country Originals has agreed to give away this beautifully handcrafted snowman pin. This pin is crafted of chalkware.



The winner will be picked on December 12th.

To enter, just leave a comment on this post with your favorite item from Brown’s Country Originals shop on Etsy.

Additional ways to enter:
Visit my Etsy shop and leave a comment with your favorite item.
Become a fan of my Facebook page.
Become a follower of CJ’s Fine Designs on Twitter
Become a follower of my blog.

44 comments:

  1. I love this snowman ornament http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=35332121

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  2. I love The Snowmen Earrings!


    honeybeez80@yahoo.com

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  3. It would be the chalkware Chicken on Nest.
    lfhpueblo (at) msn (dot) com

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  4. Following via Google Friend's Connect. Thank you. Good luck to all.
    lfhpueblo (at) msn (dot) com

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  5. Oh my goodness, I adore The Secret Cupcake! That's just lovely. ♥

    www.Hollyrocks.etsy.com

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  6. I'm following you on twitter too! My username is Hollyrocks.

    www.Hollyrocks.etsy.com

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  7. I just love the Belsnickel Blue with Gold Glitter Chalkware. It is fabulous.

    marypres@gmail.com

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  8. I like the Paper Mache Snow Family.

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  9. The Waving Snowman Chalkware is so cute!!
    txgigggles@yahoo.com

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  10. Beautiful giveaway my fingers are crossed I love the mr claus with toys it's darling.Thanks for a great giveaway.Marian

    mtzeenla@yahoo.com

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  11. I'm your fan on facebook now
    K Brown

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  12. Im your twitter follower x2.

    SweetSacks
    Envirosavvy

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  13. I like the Paper Mache glitter star ornaments.

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  14. Love The Cat in the Pumpkin PM81

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  15. This is awesome....thanks for the giveaway!.... =]

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  16. I like the Snowman Lantern PM22.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  17. The chalkware pig is my favorite.

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  18. i jsut love snowmna nd am a collector..i do have a pin but not nearly as ci=ute as this one..i hope i win

    thanks for a gret giveaway
    wishing you and yours the very happiest holiday

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  19. I like the Country Rooster Chalkware! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

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  20. My favourite item is the Chalkware Pig.

    brownhairgirl7@hotmail.com

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  21. I am following you on Twitter! (@psychotichouse)

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  22. Chalkware Christmas Tree with Star Ornament CH22 :)

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  23. I really like the Snowman Oval Paper Mache Bowl from the Brown's country originals store

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  24. My favorite item from CJs etsy shop is the Winter Snowflake Waterproof Baby Bib - Adjustable

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  25. I'm a google friend follower of your blog

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  26. The Chalkware Santa In Chimney is my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  27. I like the snowmen earrings.

    teacherlinz[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  28. I love the Chalkware Bull from Brown's Country Originals!

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  29. I love the Winter Snowflake Waterproof Baby Bib from your store!

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  30. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36238572
    Paper mache snowfamily

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  31. follow your blog as jelaws5

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  32. from your shop :)http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28471230 the pear and apple bib

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  33. The Snowman chalkware is just beautiful!


    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

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  34. The snowmen earrings are ADORABLE :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  35. Love the snowman ear rings.

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  36. From Brown's shop I really like the
    Paper Mache Snow Family PM120

    efricke01 at yahoo dot com

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  37. Something I really like from CJ's Fine Designs is the Zebra Print Pacifier Clip - Baby Binky Clip.

    efricke01 at yahoo dot com

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  38. I like the Snowman Candle Stick Holders

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