What I want to do today is thank all of you who took the time to check out my new webstore, Provence Rugs and participate in last week's contest. And to announce the WINNERS!
Social media is an amazing thing. More amazing than I could have imagined. When Libby and I launched our site last Monday, our only publicity was social media. I just checked the stats for the previous week and we had almost 3,000 page loads and over 1,200 unique visitors! Wow! To the "big guys" this may seem like chicken feed, but to us it was a minor miracle. And a hell of a party!
And it happened because people were willing to help....by linking to us, writing about us and leaving comments on our blogs. A big Merci to all and to those who bought our products as well. Our new CUSTOMERS! My, isn't that so much fun to say!
The drawing was highly regulated. It took place this morning at my kitchen table after I'd cut up a bunch of tiny slips of paper while drinking my morning coffee in my bathrobe. The mixing bowl containing the entries has been hermetically sealed all week and under strict guard. It was an observed drawing; Arthur the cat watched and has added his paw stamp of approval. We just want you to know we're on the up and up!
The winners of the two rugs are Paulita from An Accidental Blog and Ana Maria (who did not leave an address. Please contact us within the next 24 hours Ana Maria otherwise, we will have to draw another name.)
And the winners of the two soap dishes are Suzie Slota from Eau Claire, Wisconsin and Kelly at Jax Does Design.
Felicitations to all. We will contact you all within the next couple of days so you can choose your colors.
And there you have it! Thanks for coming to our launch party. Remember, only 34 shopping days left until Christmas!
Have a great week.