19.9.11

monday giveaway: designed by dallas (NOW CLOSED)

I am absolutely giddy about today's giveaway from the Etsy shop, Designed by Dallas. I LOVE pretty maps and traveling and this shop has a great selection of beautiful map coasters and travel photography prints.

Dallas, the shop owner, says, "I grew up in Texas but moved to NYC after graduating from a small theatre school. In NYC, I met my boyfriend who worked in what he calls the rat race, and one day he said he was quitting his job and asked if I wanted to travel the world with him for 6 months. I obliged, and for two years we traveled the world! When we returned we didn't want to go back to corporate America, so I started an Etsy store selling various items in hopes that it would one day pay the bills. The coasters have been selling the best thus far but I am soon launching some new travel themed items. They are fun to make because it reminds me of our travels. And I love how they make thoughtful gifts - I've given these to people whom have cried because I picked places that are very special to them."

Dallas is giving away a set up four custom map coasters on rustic stone. The winner can pick their four favorite places in the world. Dallas is a great "map consultant" and will help the winner coordinate colors and places. She can also ship them as a gift too!

To be eligible for the giveaway, you must be a follower of this blog so, if you aren't yet, be sure to sign up through Google Friend Connect or Bloglovin'. And please let me know what name you are following with. Due to the high price of shipping the stone, this is open to US residents only.

Ways to win:
1. Visit Designed by Dallas and let us know what your four favorite places in the world are.
2. Write about this giveaway on your blog and leave a separate comment below with a link to the post.
3. Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway, making sure to mention me in your tweet. Leave a separate comment letting us know you did so.
4. Visit Designed by Dallas and post your favorite item on your FB page. Leave a separate comment letting us know you did so.

A winner will be chosen at random. This giveaway ends Wednesday, September 21st at 7 pm Eastern Time.

47 comments:

  1. My favorite four places would have to be, Galway Ireland, Fayetteville, Arkansas, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and someday I'd really like to go to Italy...
    Thanks!
    katelyn.j.stephens at gmail dot com

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  2. tweeted about it: http://twitter.com/#!/dezzylou13

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  3. My four favorite places are: yellowstone nat'l park, Italy, Ireland, Carmel CA and my home!

    jamieadkins@mail.com

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  4. This is amazing!!! Despite my desperate wish to keep these for myself, I have a friend who would LOVE these for a gift. My four favorite places are San Diego, Italy ... and two other places, hmmm. If I were giving them as a gift, I'd go with Chicago, where she lives, and NE Indiana, where I live! Or maybe Kent, Ohio, where we went to school.

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  5. I Fb'd about my fav item. You can check it out here https://www.facebook.com/Jaclyn1423 Thanks for the opportunity to win! Good luck all :)

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  6. My four favorite places are Boston, Jerusalem, London and Florence. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Rachelhwallen@gmail.com

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  7. I am already following your blog! :)
    I haven't really been many places in the world...but the pictures of tuscany in the designedbydalla shop make it look absolutely wonderful!

    I must say, my favorite place to be is right here, at home! ;o)

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  8. I love the customizable trivet and coasters! Just got back from Greece and would love this!
    Lmr3683 at hotmail dot com

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  9. Ok I missed the part about 4 places! I would say Greece, Ireland, Spain, and Australia!

    Lmr3683 at hotmail dot com

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  10. For me it will be Paris, Thailand, Jakarta, and Kenya

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  11. My favorite places are Florence, Paris, Sevilla, and Marrakesh

    angela_jeon { a t] y ah o o { d o t ] c o m

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  12. my fav places are spain, mexico, chile and uruguay! jmmccarr@gmail.com

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  13. My favorite places would be Australia, NYC, Amsterdam, and Paris.
    Gfd follower-danaj
    Flyergal82 AT (yahoo) dot /com/

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  14. How fun. This would be a great gift...and in that line of thought, I'd pick Florida, Texas, Georgia, and KY.


    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  15. What an adorable giveaway! I love maps! My mom used to collect vintage school maps! There is still one hanging like a curtain in my old room (her new storage closet) at my mom's house! This giveaway rocks!


    <3 MuffinLovesBiscuit

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  16. This is impossible and in order to narrow it down to even four broad/general places, I'm going to intentionally omit my many favorite places here in the US of A... and with that in mind, I'll say Italy, France, Great Britain (all of it!) and Scandinavia (I know I'm kind of cheating here - but I've travelled extensively and I love so many places!

    (I am already a Public Follow via BOTH GFC and Bloglovin)

    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  17. I tweeted ~chirp chirp~ and I'm following you on twitter now! =)

    <3Biscuit_in_AZ

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  18. Again, since I have many favorites - I Liked/Shared/Posted several of my favorites from the Etsy Shop (I am Salleefur on Etsy)on my Facebook profile page (Jesselyn Andersyn)

    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  19. My four favorite places on earth are San Francisco, Paris, Arizona and London... I'd probably only choose places the hubby and I have lived... but either way I'm sure our coasters would be absolutely amazing!!

    <3 MuffinLovesBiscuit

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  20. My fav places so far in my life are the Bahamas, Hawaii, Northern Norway when the northern lights are out, and though I have never been there, I think Australia and/or New Zealand would be in my top 4
    robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

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  21. follow you on twitter as robinlscott,
    and tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/robinlscott/status/116004718710505474
    robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

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  22. posted on my fb page (Robin Scott) that these were my favs:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/67853634/paradise-sunset-bocas-del-toro-panama
    fb post:https://www.facebook.com/robinscott4/posts/177635378981262
    robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

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  23. My four favorite places (or at least places I would simply adore to see on those coasters!) would be Seattle, Sicily, Rome, and London.

    alexipharmiccyanide@hotmail.com

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  24. My four favorite places in the world are Safed, Israel; Corsica, Sardinia and Lightning Creek and Turner Falls in Oklahoma. : ) Thanks so very much for introducing me to the wonderful Designed by Dallas. I just had to "heart" them on Etsy.: ) And, thanks so very much for this fabulous give~away! : )

    leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

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  25. I totally love the coasters. My 4 Favs are New Mexico, New Mexico, New Mexico and New Mexico. Ha, ha.
    chefl@swbell.net

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  26. I spent last semester abroad in Paris and I'd looooovee for coaster to remind be of the trip. Places: Paris, Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Austria, London, France....

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  27. gfc follower as jhb.
    My four fave places: Japan, Washington state USA, Amsterdam, Paris
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  28. My favorite places are Massachusetts, California, Ireland, and Australia.

    sblake1 AT student DOT framingham DOT edu

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  29. These coasters are amazing! Thanks for the great giveaway! My four favorite places would probably be Georgia, New Mexico, Colorado & Kansas.

    walindeman@gmail.com

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  30. I visited Designs by Dallas. My four favorite places are Guatemala, Belize, the USA, and Germany. Those are the four countries I have been in. I follow with GFC as A. Tolar.

    supaflychikenpi2 AT gmail DOT com

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  31. i would love to have a Scotland, Ireland, Britain, and maybe Australia coaster. :) amazing_alex.0818[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  32. i follow and tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/alli_cat_08/status/116315422457991168 thanks! amazing_alex.0818[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  33. I'd have to pick Maui, Arizona, California, and New Mexico. All places with a special meaning to me. :)

    {KarisaTomkinson{at]gmail{dot}com}

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  34. The four favorite places would be the places that I have visited in the last couple of years. South Africa, England, France, and Maui. ambrerose at(aol) dot(com)

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  35. beautiful shop! I love Paris, Venice, Rome, and London - 4 cities I want to visit someday
    junegirl26 at hotmail dot com

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  36. This is such a great idea!
    I'd choose Boston, New Paltz (NY), Arusha (Tanzania), and East Rockaway (NY) [My hometown, where I want to move, best trip I've ever taken, boyfriend's hometown]

    nikmarie at gmail dot com

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  37. I follow you on twitter & tweeted the giveaway here: http://twitter.com/#!/coakleynicole/status/116520044099407874

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  38. I like the Italian maps, a girl can dream!
    skipthelaundry at gmail dot com

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  39. follow you on twitter and tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/skipthelaundry/status/116574816542277632
    skipthelaundry at gmail dot com

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  40. My 4 fav places are: Italy, Aussie, Ireland, and Alaska!

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  41. Love the Ireland ones!

    snaugle81@gmail.com

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  42. My favorite places in the world are: Bogota, Colombia; New York, New York; Guanxi, China; and Egypt.

    languagelady at gmail dot com

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  43. My favorite places in the world are Sicily,Italy,Scotland, Ireland, Hawaii and Colorado and actually I love the state I live in ....OHIO.....ciao4now64@yahoo.com

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