Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Are you a Mary or a Martha?

mary & martha cake pedestal ... giveaway!

{Bear with me...I'm going to ramble a bit, but there is a GIVEAWAY below and SHOPPING!}

I'm so lucky to have friends who invite me to things. It's actually LOVELY to get out of the kitchen, get away from the computer, visit with other women, see new things, and maybe learn a thing or two in the process.

Imagine...learning and growing and nurturing friendships without Instagram. It's revolutionary.

Last month, my friend Beverly invited several of us to go "into town" to the Houston Catholic Women's Conference. There was so much good that went on that day...lots of prayers, lots of inspiring speakers (including one of kiddo's teachers, a Dominican Sister, who is so full of joy and fun that she lights up every room she walks into), and lots of bonding with our van of ladies from out in the 'burbs.

mary & martha home goods
This conference was also where I was introduced to a line of home goods that took my breath away, Mary & Martha.

mary & martha home goods!
The Gospel story of Mary and Martha always gets me. I'm so a Martha...convinced that I have to do "everything" all the while feeling anxious and wishing I was a Mary, being a true hostess and spending time with my guests. Lately, I've been trying to find a balance...not just with guests, but with my little family. Serving is a way to show love to them, but really listening and being present is the bigger part. It's also the part *I* need the most. Maybe we're called to be little of both...and I know I need to nurture that Mary side a bit more.

I had this inkling that you guys might love Mary & Martha, too. When I talked to the consultant, Stacey, about doing a giveaway on the blog, she said...Yes! And, how about a party, too?!?
Alrighty!

So, here is the piece that some lucky Bake at 350 reader will win...
mary & martha cake pedestal ... giveaway!
...this beautiful, teal cake pedestal. I just love the detail, so elegant.
{I ate the cupcakes for you. You're welcome.}

You can access the entire Spring catalog here and place an order here if your heart desires, but I want to show you some of my other Mary & Martha favorites:

mary & martha pizza tray!
First, I am so getting this pizza tray. I mean...we have pizza night every Friday. Even a DiGiorno would look fancy on here.

mary & martha home and kitchen
Can we talk about this floral set? The way the flowers are painted...those speak to me. Oh! And see that "canvas" in the back behind the plate? Stacey had one like it at the conference. It is actually one of these tea towels:
goodies from mary and martha
...just stretched around a canvas. Genius!

mary & martha dishes!
Dishes! So pretty! How fabulous is that footed bowl?

mary & martha hospitality to-go
These hospitality pieces are SO DARN smart! So much better that what I normally do...send food in a foil container covered with more foil and a Post-It note stuck on the top. Or worse, I forget that I have no disposable containers and send my dishes which just puts a burden on the person I'm bringing food to. Not good.
Yeah, I'm stocking up on these.

More of that teal cake pedestal...
mary & martha cake pedestal ... giveaway!
If you'd like to order any Mary & Martha items, please click the link here.
Stacey, our consultant extraordinaire, is paying for all drop ship charges. (You'll still pay regular shipping, but not the extra drop ship fee.) How nice is that???

More info and larger pictures of the products are in the online catalog.
(If you have a touch screen computer and are having issues opening the catalog or flipping pages, try the touch screen rather than the mouse.)

To enter to win the beautiful cake stand,
  • leave a comment on this post, telling me any of the products that strike your fancy.
  • for an extra entry: tweet, pin, tell your sister...or something along those lines...and let me know you did (in a separate comment). 
  • US addresses only. 
Both the shopping party and giveaway entries will end this Sunday, April 19th at 11:59CST.

mary & martha cake pedestal ... giveaway!
Good luck and go embrace your inner Martha and Mary! ♥



214 comments:

  1. I also just told my Mom to look at their catalog!

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  2. I love the Think on These Things mug set and plates

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  3. omg that pedestal is GORGEOUS--and the matching antique teal salad plate is lovely toooo

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  4. Love your blog... I look forward to the Trader Joes post each week.(Love their lb+ dark chocolate bars).. Martha or Mary..I tend to be somewhat schizoid with that I think.
    Love the tea cups with the words noble, ture ect...

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  5. I love the Hospitality on the Go set!

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  6. I told my daughter about these. I was hinting for a birthday gift!

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  7. The pizza board is a must have!!

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  8. what an interesting background to a brand name! im a Martha I think, although would love to think I was a Mary! Im in love with the adjustable tiered stand, I can imagine all my herbs in there!

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  9. I emailed my mom and sister and law all the links. They will love!!

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  10. Love, Love, Love this! I would love to have any of these pieces!

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  11. I'm a Marsha, but in reality a Martha, wishing I were a Mary. Adjustable tiered stand and set of wooden plates - that's what I could use. Lovely giveaway!

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  12. Those black and white tea towels and the real cake stand are absolutely killing me. Love them!!!

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  13. I'd love the Hospitality set or any in the Grace and Gratitude collection. Thanks for the opportunity. Love your blog!

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  14. I love those footed bowls! So cute!

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  15. Oh my gosh! That pizza tray? Those towels? LOVE!! And of course that cake stand!! So many wonderful things <3

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  16. Wow, what a beautiful line of home goods. I really the food containers as well. I usually send left overs home after a large meal, so these would be perfect. Thank you for sharing.

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  17. I'm so a Martha too! Have you ever read "Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World"? It's a great book about slowing down and spending more time with Jesus and people who matter -- highly recommend it!

    I love the black and white simple tea towels and all of the plates/bowls look like something right out of Anthro!

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  18. I'll be sharing on Instagram later today as well :-)

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  19. I've told all my co-workers about your AWESOME blog and about Mary& Martha! I think I need to sign up so I can get some good deals.

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  21. I'm loving the teaspoon set! So cute!

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  22. I love love love the pizza tray and the towels>

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  23. The adjustable tiered stand is lovely! And I would love a bunch of the hospitality on the go containers.

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  24. I'm such a Martha knowing I need to be more of a Mary too! Love the teal cake plate with thanks and gratitude verse. I see so many Christmas, birthday, welcome gifts!! How cool! Thank you both for such a cool give away and neat gift ideas. l-parnell (at) earthlink (dot) net

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  25. Any of them! I love the wrapped canvases, but the hospitality wear would be wonderful to have. It would beat my foil doodled with Sharpies.

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  26. I like the "fill your heart with gratitude" bowl.

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  27. I also shared this on Facebook, what a great giveaway.

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  28. I pinned the pizza board today as well!

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  29. I love the pizza board! Would love to hang it in my kitchen! This is my hearts desire--to bless others with all that the Lord has given me :)

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  30. I love the cake stands! It would be a great addition to my collection.

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  31. That pedestal cake plate certainly strikes my fancy! LOVE!

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  32. The hand blown glass lanterns are calling my name!

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  33. I Love the cake plate and the Hospitality containers...how perfect!

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  34. I'm a total Martha - and love every one of these beautiful pieces - great post!

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  35. Oh, that cake/cupcake pedestal just captures me! Debbie the NY Baker

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  36. I can't believe all the cool stuff! Thanks for sharing this line with us. LOVE, Love the pizza board! We have pizza parties often with folks from church and this would look amazing! Going online now!

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  37. I shared with my peeps on Facebook!!

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  38. Love the pizza board and cake stand! Love, love, love!

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  39. I love the Melamine Collection dinner/salad/dessert plates. After my kitchen is painted, they would match perfectly.

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  40. Loved the pizza board... Ummm, and the cake stand.... Ummm, and the towels. Gosh, just love every thingl

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  41. Shared this with my mom! Serious swooning going on here!

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  42. I tweeted, https://twitter.com/adriennezannino/status/588021573170438144.

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  43. I pinned it too, https://www.pinterest.com/pin/187603140704522862/

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  44. I text my sister and told her her :)

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  45. Love! The item that caught my attention right away was the pizza tray - it made me think of my mom and all the dinners she's hosted

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  46. I LOVE the abundance pizza paddle

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  47. wow all of them look amazing! I wish I could have them all, but my favorite is that cake stand and the wooden cutting board decor piece

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  48. I told some cookie friends of mine about this! Yippee!

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  49. I hope you saw my original comment (I don't see it) I love the blue floral plates - just GORGEOUS!!!

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  50. The floral towels are lovely ... but I adore the paisley aprons in the catalogue.

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  51. I'm in love with that floral set! Loving everything in the catalog too!

    email is stellabelladonna (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  52. Also, telling my mom-in-law about this!

    email is stellabelladonna (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  53. Love everything, but my favorite are the tea towels...

    juliedkiefer(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  54. I love the whole product line but really love the red happy mug rack!

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  55. I love the adjustable tiered stand!

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  56. I. just. can't. pick!!!!! Footed bowl or cake pedestal I think.

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  57. Also looking for a consultant in my area to host a show :)

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    1. Let me know your zip code and I can locate a consultant in your area!

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  58. I actually *love* that tiered stand up there, with the succulents on the bottom and fruit in the top two tiers! Looking at it, though, I thought, "There's no way to get the fruit out of that middle tier without bruising it on the upper basket. Too bad that top basket isn't further away." Then I peek over a the catalog and see that it's all adjustable!! Just about perfect! But yikes! $132 is a bit too pricey for me right now!

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  59. But even though I can't buy it right now, I still pinned it so I can look for something similar!

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  60. Oooh my Such a Martha wishing I was a Mary! I LOVE the cake stand, it is gorgeous! The first thing that caught my eye on your post and in the catalog is the cook with love apron and the give us this day board! B E A U T I F U L! Google eye kisses face LOVE

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  61. This is the table before the Lord melamine collection is so beautiful, I love it!

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  62. I told my bestie, bookmarked catalog and really thinking that apron needs to go to cookie con! 😍

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  63. What a great catalog! Cake stands, aprons, baskets, books, beautiful plates and cups, bread baskets; this catalog has everything!

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  65. I pinned on Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/pin/225813368792396446/

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  66. I love the Hospitality on the Go Sets - so pretty when taking a meal to friends!

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  67. I tweeted the giveaway. https://twitter.com/mypinkmixerblog/status/588046788621426689

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  68. Love the Nested Market Baskets. Would nicely contain what is cluttering my counter.

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  69. Give us this day...bread board...LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

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  70. https://mobile.twitter.com/SandyHeadtke/status/588048939707957248
    I tweeted

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  71. I love the pizza holder. We have pizza once a week and we make everything from scratch. Eating and sharing is a sign of love -- that is the Italian way. I think the products are beautiful and I'd love to win the cake plate.

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  72. I pined the gratitude cupcake to my cupcakes pintrest board.x

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  73. I love the gratitude cake stand. I think a happy heart is a grateful one. I also keep a gratitude journal each night. I would love to add this to my collection. It's beautiful.x

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  74. I love the disposable containers to take for gifts or for funeral dinners at church

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  75. I love the hospitality on the go set. So smart!

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  76. Love the saying on the pizza tray.

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  77. Shared this post on Pinterest.

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  78. I was immediately stuck by the lovely plates in the dinner set and also the slender pitcher nearby. The gift pedestal cake plate is stunning, too. Lovely products!!

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  79. I pinned the plates to my Pinterest "Dinners" board. :)

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  80. Looking at the catalog, I LOVE the old church attendance board. Do many memories of small town churches.. thanks for the chance to win the beautiful cake stand.

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  81. Leslie:
    I am a sucker for pretty tea towels. These are quite lovely.
    leslieannstevenson@yahoo.com

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  82. I especially like the cake stand. I suppose that's because I've been wanting one. I'm headed to the online store to see it all.

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  83. I forwarded this page to my daughter. She will love it!

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  84. Thanks for sharing this beautiful line, I love the dishes and the cake stand would be a perfect addition to my kitchen!

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  85. The cake stand is beautiful, but the hospitality pieces are so much fun! Just imagine the possibilities!

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  86. I love the idea of wrapping the towel around a canvas. Beautiful pieces!
    mellybrown (at) aol (dot) com

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  87. The cake stand is gorgeous but I love the sunflower dish/hand towels!

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  88. I pinned the hospitality pieces. Awesome!

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  89. Pinned the floral set! Divine!

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  90. Just recently found your blog and am really enjoying it. I just love that cake stand so much would love to win it!

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  91. The hospitality pieces are brilliant!

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  92. That cake stand is divine (no pun actually intended)!

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  93. I love the pizza tray too!!

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  94. That cake plate strikes my fancy in a big way - love it.

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  95. I shared this with my daughter by sending her this email.

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  96. Love the lazy Susan and footed bowls.

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  97. How darling are these. I'm with you, too - I'm absolutely a Martha, with a firm belief that there can be balance in entertaining.

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  98. The cakestand is beautiful, so are the dishes, and the hostess items would be perfect for kids' sports banquets, etc. off to see the online catalog.

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  99. I LoBe the this is the table of the lord pieces. Also, that chalkboard tray is awesome! I have a good friend that sells mary and Martha it's beautiful stuff.

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  100. I love the cake stand that you are giving away. I love the color and the simple sentiment. I have been working hard to show more hospitality and invite people over more.

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  101. Queen Ann's Lace, small footed server please.

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  102. I love the medium Nesting Baskets. What beautiful things for our homes. Thanks for sharing.

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  103. Love the hospitality pieces!

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  104. I love the pedestal you shared! What a neat line of products that fill our homes with joy.

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  105. The tea towels are absolutely lovely!

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  106. Those engraved spoons are gorgeous! Thanks for the opportunity :)

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  107. Just in time for Mother's Day and my mum's birthday. I think she would love some of the tea towels.

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  108. Oh, that whole blue and yellow melamine collection! Ok, honestly, I love everything!

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  109. I am such a Martha, always flitting about and forgetting to sit. I shared the giveaway with my sister and some church friends!

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  110. I dropped a not-subtle hint to the Hubs (and I'm telling my mom tomorrow - this is right up here alley!)

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  111. What's not to love? The pizza peal, the cake pedestal, the at his table dishes, the & tray - I love it all!

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  112. I love the Grateful Hearts bake set. I always bake for others and don't always get my containers back. I have only seven dinner plates because I never got one back and cannot remember who I gave it to.

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  113. I love the two tea towels and their sayings.

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  114. i LOVE the "this is the table" plate set. that design is gorgeous

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  115. I love the yellow & blue dinner plates!

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  116. I just pinned the some items :)

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  117. oh I love the Family Rules Sign Tiles...that is so nice! but I am a sap for a nice cake stand too! thank you for a chance to win Bridget...

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  118. I shared your post on facebook!

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  119. I love these products! I love the colors, ideas and inspiration! I love the hospitality on the go products!

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  120. I love all the pieces, but the 3 tiered wire basket is something I would love to own.

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  121. I love the "count your blessings" table runner and that stand is gorgeous! I had to tell my best friend about this lovely line! (I also signed up for their newsletter)

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  122. The cake pedestal is great, as is the pizza tray, and the count your blessings table runner...how can you pick just one?

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  123. I like the cake stand, tea towels, and hand-blown glass jars for centerpiece flower vases.

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  124. I just told my two daughters about the catalog. It's new to me. Thank you!

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  125. I pinned that cake stand to my kitchen board. Its beautiful!

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  126. I agree... I would have to take one of those towels and make it into a canvas. It would look fantastic by my old farm table!

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  127. I like the ampersand tray and the wire tiered stand.

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  128. I absolutely love the entire line! Some of my favorites are the cake stand,the pizza board, and the containers for taking food to others. Thank you so much for sharing these products with us!

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  129. I pinned this post to my Entertaining Ideas board on Pinterest.

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  130. I also shared with my daughters and sisters.

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  131. I am a Mary and so love the cake pedestal and dish set

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  132. oh my!!!! everything, EVERYTHING, is lovely... I love the dessert plates and coffee cups, because I always offer dessert and coffee to my friends, I always have some baked goodie on hand. the cake pedestal is divine!

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  133. A little piece of Heaven in all the designs! Simply stunning....I am like you...Martha, wishing I was Mary :)

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  134. The give away dishes are perfect!

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  135. There are too many things to pick just one item.

    Bridget, If I were to order something would it be shipped to me? I don't understand "drop" shipping...

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    1. It would be shipped to you! I am covering the extra $4.00 drop ship fee for Bridget's readers. It will look like you are paying it but I will edit the total on my end...hope this makes sense!

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  136. Who could ever resist that gorgeous pizza peel ??? Beautiful !

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  137. There are so many things that I love! The hospitality pieces are a must have, especially because I can never find cute throw away items when taking meals or treats to friends. Thank you to my friend, MK, for letting me know about this blog!

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  138. I love the hospitality pieces! I'd be so nice to send along food in something so cute!

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  139. There are so many things that I love! The hospitality pieces are a must have, especially because I can never find cute throw away items when taking meals or treats to friends. Thank you to my friend, MK, for letting me know about this blog!

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  140. I love the towels stretched over the canvas. It's an easy way to decorate your house without spending too much. ;)

    And I'm totally a Martha, too. Always in the kitchen - washing dishes or cooking - whenever anyone is over!

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  141. I love the white plate with the dots around the border, so classic! I also think the cake plate is such a gorgeous color!

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  142. I love everything but especially the cake pedestal and the heirloom white pieces. They are so elegant! This is the first I have heard of Mary & Martha and my first time on your wonderful blog. I will certainly be back. Thank you!

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  143. This is so ironic-- I was just looking at these plates last night. They're all so beautiful. The dinner plates with scalloped edges and bowls-- LOVE them all!

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  144. I love the verse on the pizza tray! And I love the disposable containers and the cutting board!

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  145. Everything strikes my fancy! Though I do love the ampersand tray.

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  146. I just shared with two coworkers!

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  147. I tried to comment, but I don't think it worked the first time so I'll comment again. I LOVE this stuff!!! Thank you so much for sharing about it! I liked the gather together kitchen caddy, the salad plates, the cake stand and so many more things. This could be dangerous for my budget!

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  148. Pretty tea towels to feed my addiction to tea towels!

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  149. I think I'm a Mary trying to enhance her Martha skills :) My favorite items are the Ceramic Coffee Cerafe and the Cream & Sugar set on tray.

    Happy Thursday!
    http://www.lovecompassionatelee.com/thinkoutloud/2015/4/16/41615

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  150. I just pinned a photo to my Land & Home Board on Pinterest.

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  151. Shared with my girlfriend via e-mail.

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  152. Wow! All of these pieces are amazing. I love the pizza tray, the hospitality pieces, and the cake plate. Thank you for introducing me to this beautiful line. What wonderful gifts these items would make!

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  153. I've always been the Martha to my sister's Mary - such a meaningful story in my life! The Cook with Love apron is just the best!

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  154. I love, love, love the Hospitality to Go sets.

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  155. I love the Water Color Tea Towel Set -- how beautiful!

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  156. The hospitality sets...genius!

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  157. The teal gratitude cake plate and beautiful plates!

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  158. I love the teal pedastal!! I have been searching for one!

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  159. I also pinned the cake pedastal! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/394768723563089639/

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  160. Lots of nice things, but I noticed the apron the woman in the pic is wearing and I would order one of those! Thank you for sharing this beautiful line of home goods!!

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  161. Oh I love all of the "This is the table" plates/platters!

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  162. I absolutely love the Hospitality Pieces to share goodies with but the children's books caught my eye first!

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  163. I'm loving the Teal Table Dinner Plates - so pretty!

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  164. Love the floral sets!! I'm also constantly reminded to be more of a Mary than a Marhta--it seems as if my natural tendencies always stray towards Martha-style living, but living like Mary allows us to live in Grace so much more!!

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  165. Oh also I sent the link to this post to my sister ;)

    Abby: abbywei.24@gmail.com

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  166. I love the Grace and Gratitude collection! It is so pretty! I also love the teaspoons!
    keshakeke1977(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  167. I tweeted this giveaway! https://twitter.com/keshakeke/status/589606954420568064
    keshakeke1977(at)yahoo(dot)com

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