August 23, 2011

24 Hour Giveaway: Vintage Meadow Artworks


Heather French of Vintage Meadow Artworks donated this lovely set of 5 hand-dyed flowers for one of my blog giveaways. This set is valued at $22.50.  These flowers can be used in so many different ways, definitely a fun and versatile bead. The colors are a beautiful green and blue mixture.

You have 24 hours to leave 1 comment on this post to be entered to win, I will choose a random winner tomorrow Wednesday Aug 24 at 2:30ish.

Please leave a comment and tell me who your most favorite bead vendor is.

105 comments:

  1. Please pick me!! I have tried to find these flowers on line but to no avail - sooo pretty! x

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  2. Those are pretty cool. Looks like something nice you would have in one of your beautiful designs!

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  3. Hey Lorelei! Right now my favorite bead vendor is Heather French of Vintage Meadow Artworks! These are lovely flower beads!
    pupton58 at gmail dot com

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  4. So pretty! What a lovely giveaway.

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  5. They are beautiful!! And right now Im going to check her out! Thanks for the heads up.

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  6. I saw Heather's work at Bead Fest and was mesmerized by it's beauty.

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  7. What great flowers! And so generous of you guys too :) My fave bead vendor...let's see...Szarka, of Turquoise Magpie/Magpie Gemstones. She's awesome and sooo knowledgeable!

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  8. So pretty! I love Earthenwood Studio :) Wish me luck!
    Hugs

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  9. Goodness gracious, those are just beautiful! I've seen some of those popping up here and there. I'd love to play with some of my own. Thanks for the opportunity to win these!

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  10. Ooooohhhh pretty!! I have to say that Pinocean is currently my favorite bead vendor. I hoard Mika's beads & am addicted to her Etsy site!! alicia coats jewelry (at) g mail (dot) com.

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  11. My new favorite bead vendor is Gypsy Spirit studio on etsy - http://www.etsy.com/people/gypsyspiritstudio. But that is possibly tied with Menagerie Studio - http://www.etsy.com/people/MenagerieStudio.

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  12. My favorite vendor is Stone Town. They are local, but don't have a storefront or website. You have to catch them at one of the local gem faires.

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  13. Lampwork glass by the 5fish designs. The boro glass is beautiful.

    Beth F

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  14. I didn't buy anything from her because I was overwhelmed by all the choices, but I love the ones you picked and these! So hard to pick my favorite bead vendor, but I will say I love when seller's throw in a small freebie when you make a large order :) It's the little things that make me keep going back to a someone's shop...

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  15. Oh my, these ARE little pieces of art! The colors are just lovely and I wouldn't mind them makeing their way to my mailbox!

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  16. Oh crud, I was so enamored with these flowers I forgot to mention my favorite bead artist. That's difficult, you know, but my favorite Jade Scott, for the moment.

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  17. Oh, those are gorgeous! My favorite bead vendor right now is A Bead Circus in Tucson, AZ - it's a local place, but they often sell at the Gem and Mineral show, and I go whenever I visit my parents in Tucson. pattysprettythings@sbcglobal.net

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  18. swopemelmel8/23/2011

    Wow, these would be great for bead cluster collages. I would love to win these.
    BTW I am in Md. and we just had an earthquake. It was freaky, did any one else feel it??????
    swopemelmel@aol.com

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  19. You know all the seagulls in Sydney harbour in Finding Nemo. They all say: "MINE!" "MINE!" Well, right now I feel a bit like a seagull. Do you get me?! :-)

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  20. Wow - there are so many talented people out there. I like HumbleBeads and Earthenware to name a couple. I guess it depends on what type of thing I am looking for. Those flowers are beautiful.

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  21. Oooo lala! Pick me! I love your blog - you post so often, it's great!

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  22. Oh boy - count me in! Just this morning I was drooling over the other flowers from her in your "Loot" post. One of my favorite bead makers is Kylie Parry. And she's local for me!

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  23. OMG - list only 1 favorite! That would be Kelley's Beads!!!

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  24. I love Nancy Schindler's porcelain components! They're so ornate and detailed.

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  25. These are beatiful..I love the shape and the colour!

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  26. Wow, these are lovely. It is so kind of her to make such a generous donation. You have introduced me to so many wonderful bead makers. So, let's vote for the very generous Heather French!

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  27. oh superbes ! je tente ma chance ! j'ai déjà des idées pour ces jolies fleurs !
    merci beaucoup

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  28. Wow! They are beautiful! I don't think I can pick just one. I love Missficklemedia, Kylie Parry, Jade Scott, Lynn Davis just to name a few. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. Those are gorgeous. I love flowers. You can send them my way. :)

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  30. My favorite bead artist is Anne Choi so she must be my favorite vendor.
    I love the flowers and now I know who makes them.
    Juie

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  31. I just fell in love with Heather's flowers at the Bead & Button show. Judging just from comments here, she is going to be very successful with them. I would love to win these lovely blossoms. My favorite bead vendor would have to be Eclectica because they are close and have such lovely beads.

    gembouquet at gmail dot com

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  32. Anonymous8/23/2011

    Oh those are gorgeous. I would love to win those.

    Cathy Obbema

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  33. oh my gosh those are so pretty! Me! Me! Me! Pick me!! :)

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  34. these are beautiful! would love to win.

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  35. Is this lucite? I love the watercolor look of them.

    Ann
    mycriticaleye.com
    annrishell@gmail.com

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  36. How to choose one favorite? I can't! Kristi Bowman's copper components, Beads and Botanicals lampwork, Round Rabbit for ceramics and....awk, so many!

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  37. Those are just stunning. As a seed beader, I don't purchase a lot of artisan beads, but I seriously drool over Julsbeads, and Havana Beads. I am fortunate enough to own a couple of pieces from both of them. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!

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  38. Please enter me in this lovely give-away. My current fav is: GardanneBeads. Very cool looking beads.

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  39. So many wonderful vendors can't way I could choose a favorite. I love those flowers!

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  40. These flowers are beautiful!!!

    I love so many vendors for so many different reasons. It depends on the needs. I think today's needs could be met by Happy Mango Beads :)

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  41. And I missed them at Beadfest! Dang it! Thats one occasion when I like lucite. Perhaps luck will be with me...

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  42. How lovely! Thanks for introducing us to Vintage Meadow Artworks. And a very big thank you for the give-way! My favorites right now are Barbara Lewis- Painting with Fire Artwear- fantastic enamels & Whim Beads- vast selection of seed beads.

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  43. I would say my fave vendor is Cynthia Thornton from Green Girl Studios.

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  44. My two favorites are Heather Powers which I use a lot of and GreenGirls which I hoard like nobodies business. Love these flowers!

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  45. Wow! They're beautiful! Thanks for doing the giveaway.

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  46. Wow! These are really gorgeous! They remind me of a lucity ecclectica vintage glass flowers. I love the very vintagy look of these gorgeous flowers!

    xo Genea

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  47. Wow those are really lovely flowers! It is so hard to pick a favorite vendor but right now I'm really loving Tree Wing Studio. The beads are so well crafted, charming, and just my style.
    csageconn at gmail dot com

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  48. I loved Heather's lucite beads at Beadfest, such a different look. She is also the sweetest person too.
    I love Reduction Nation on etsy, they were just featured on ABS today. For porcelain it would have to be Nancy of Round Rabbit.

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  49. My favorite bead vendor is the talented owner of LH bead Gallery here in Panama City FL. Lisa Hanna makes fabulous mermaids, seahorses and other beachy glass beads.

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  50. Right now I'm loving Mermaid Glass's ruffled disc beads...they're amazing!

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  51. I love Jade Scott
    She does the most interesting pendants.

    Vikki

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  52. SO PRETTY!!!!!!
    I Love those flowers.

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  53. My favorite is Green Girl Studio!

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  54. Love the hand-dyed vintage flowers...and in my favorite colors, too. Maybe that means I'll be a lucky winner???

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  55. These are so petite and sweet. My favorite vendor is Zizzyzaza Beads because she holds two Bead Stampedes a year near where I live so I not only get to buy her neat beads but there are other vendors at the Stampede.

    ~cryssT

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  56. Would love to win those flowers. Based on my purchases, my favorite bead vendors are JulsBeads and Floridity

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  57. The flowers are beautiful and in my favorite colors! It's very hard to pick a favorite bead vendor, but most of my beads are purchased at Eclectica. It's less than 5 minutes from my house (I visit often!), and they always have something new to tempt me.

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  58. Oh boy, I love those! Right now I'm diggin' on Kristi Bowman!

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  59. Right now I like Beada Beada. I have been buying lots of seed beads. They are having a sale. What I like is I can buy them in small amounts of lots of colors!

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  60. Seriously?! Just one favorite?! Well, this week it is Tree Wings Studio on Etsy. She just did a custom order for me and it is sweet.

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  61. I love quick 24hour contests!
    I like Lima Beads-they have lots of different Art Beads and others, great service too!
    Cilla

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  62. Beautiful beads! Well,I have a good many favorites. If I have to pick one artisan bead/component vendor I'd have to pick Jade Scott at the moment. If I had to pick one bead store (vendor) my favorite, always, is The Beadin' Path.

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  63. While I like a lot of bead making artisans, my favorite go to place for beads is Artbeads.com.

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  64. Okay, since I know I can’t pick one favorite (seriously, who could….Green Girl; Summers Studio; Humblebeads; Cindy Craig; Kylie Parry – seriously?!) – I’m going to pick my favorite, newly discovered bead artist. I know this will sound cheesy because of the giveaway – but it is Heather French of Vintage Meadow Artworks. Not only is Heather an amazingly talented artist, she is an incredibly kind person. Was fortunate to meet her at Bead & Button & she was such a stand out! Her work is fabulous!

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  65. It's sooo hard to pick just one! I'll say my fave bead vendor/artist right now is Gaea but I could list a dozen more in a heart beat.

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  66. the colors are beautiful. would add other stuff to make earrings with them. my favorite bead vendor is yadanabeads.

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  67. I think I'd have to say Humblebeads right now, but these Vintage Meadow Artwork beads are awfully enticing! So lovely!

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  68. I like so many different peeps. Love Juls so much! Fire Mountain for seeds. Can't beat their prices (especially if you order thru Jet Beads!).

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  69. I've just discovered ChelleV.2 on Etsy - gorgeous beads! And I adore these flowers - thanks for the opportunity to win them!

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  70. My favorite bead vendor is happy mango beads. They have such a unique collection. I wish myself luck on this contest.

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  71. These are beautiful. I buy a lot of beads from Fire Mountain and two bead stores here in Arizona. I make polymer clay beads but I love seed beads.
    These need a home in Arizona.:0)

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  72. These are beautiful and need to be in a home in Arizona.

    I buy a lot of seed beads from Fire Mountain and two beads stores here.

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  73. I love Nancy's new Pendants. I never get there in time.

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  74. Such pretty beads! I can't wait until she opens her online shop! :)

    My favorite bead vendor right now is Gaea.

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  75. I have been looking for those beads...and there you are with a few to offer! For a favorite vendor at the moment is JemsGems on Etsy...a hit or miss type thing.

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  76. They are so darn beautiful and in some of my favorite colors.

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  77. Sorry Lorelei, I wasn't following instructions, I would say Lima Beads, then Esty.

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  78. These look so delicate. I love so many beaders, but Heather Powers and Elaine Ray are two favorites.

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  79. I fell in love with Elaine Ray's ceramic beads at Bead Fest. Gorgeous colors and shapes-I am now totally addicted to her beads! The flowers from Vintage Meadows Artworks are gorgeous-would love to win them!

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  80. I'm mildly addicted to Jade Scott on Etsy, but I do my most "damage" at Ornamentea.

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  81. Sue-Lin8/24/2011

    Needless to say, I love these too and my current favourite bead vendor is Jade Scott.

    suelin [at] barkingcrow dot. ca

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  82. Why these little beauties would be the perfect frosting on the cake so to speak, cuz today is my birthday :)

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  83. Oh my, they are so delicate. LOVE them. regarding the bead vendor - does etsy count? Love the variety and the handmade component there:-)

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  84. Anonymous8/24/2011

    en france nous n'avons pas de perles aussi raffinées et belles

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  85. These are beauties!! What a great blog giveaway! One of my favourite Bead Artists over here in the UK is Sally Carver of Red Hot Sal - she makes the most amazing glass beads.

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  86. Oh Lorelei, those are most beautiful. Does she have a shop you could link me to, just in case I don't win them, I may just have to buy them!
    I'm in love with the bird beads of Kim Myles.
    http://kimmilesbeadist.bigcartel.com/

    And thanks for sharing!

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  87. So beautiful and delicate beads! Maybe I'll be a lucky winner?
    All the best :)

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  88. These flower beads are gorgeous! Blues and greens are my favorite colors to work with! And one of my favorite vendors is Marta Weaver of Dream Girl Beads on Etsy.

    Thanks for such a lovely giveaway offer!

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  89. I love Czech glass beads. My favorite vendor (and all round lovely person) is Arte Bella Surplus!

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/artebellasurplus

    Thank you for the beautiful giveaway offer! - Kathy

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  90. Pat F(p_flanagan2@msn.com)8/24/2011

    So many beads so little time. Beadfest should last at least a week to be able to take in all the gorgeous beads and findings. I have to say Green Girl Studios was my favorite this year but I can think of quite a few ideas for these loveley flower beads from Vintage Meadow.
    Pat

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  91. so so beautiful they would be great to receive! love the blues and greens together!

    kmann@tciway.tc

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  92. I love flower beads, I love making flower earrings with silver tendrils. I bead embroider, so I buy a lot from Artbeads, but many others also.

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  93. These beads would be perfect for a necklace I am making at the moment. I have 2 favourite bead vendors - Jade Scott and Jennifer Heynen (Jennifer Jangles).

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  94. My favorite vendor is the one that has the perfect bead that I need right now...or it is the vendor who has the bead that reaches into my heart with its beauty and simplicity and requires that I buy it...or it is the vendor whose bead I can afford right now and will sell it to me for the price I can pay...or it is the one who has beauty caught and hanging in the sunlight of its window frame on the day I long for something lovely...it is all the vendors and all their wares for it is beauty I seek.

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  95. Nancy Moore8/24/2011

    I'm totally taken with lampwork beads but I wouldn't turn down these beautiful beads from Vintage Meadow Artworks - they all would look great in my jewelry.

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  96. Thanks Lorelei. I love Beadsnbabble on Etsy.

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  97. Beautiful flowers! I'd love to win them. I have a lot of favorite bead vendors, but if I have to pick just one, I'll go with Fire Mountain Gems, because of their wide selection.

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  98. Hi Lorelei, thanks for this giveaway, these are so sweet...count me in!
    ttfn Lana :)

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  99. These are just gorgeous! Love the colors. I don't really have a favorite bead vendor,I go to different places for different materials but I like to buy gemstones in person so I go with my LBS or gem faire show.

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  100. Oh and my favorite bead vendor is probably Sea of Glass at the moment.

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  101. I have to say my favorite etsy vendor is @mary harding.

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  102. I will take these please! One favorite - can't do it. But Heather of Vintage Meadow was my new fav at Bead & Button. I love her work and could a million more to add to my collection.

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  103. Great Question...my favorite vendor seems to be the next one that I visit...

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  104. Oh pretty! Mine is thomason stone in ABQ.

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