Monday, November 21, 2011

And the Winner Is....

Between the party that bizarrely ended up featuring half naked dancing girls and the ginormous wine tasting in Marseille, I had a great weekend. The little hiccup came at the end when I got the grand privilege of being on the side of the car that got hit by a couple of very confused Italians trying to turn from the center lane into our lane in order to turn onto a one-way street going the wrong way! Got that?  I'm okay, aside from a mild case of whiplash, but more on an accident amiable (friendly) in France another day.

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 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.



  1. I'm so glad it went so well for you...(despite whiplash).
    Let's see you go from strength to strength.

  2. First - glad you weren't damaged in the crash. Yikes! The rugs are beautiful - best wishes to you in your new venture!

  3. Yippee! First a rug from Provence, can a house be far behind? Thanks so much, Delana and Libby.

  4. This is so unfair ! I want my money back!

  5. Thank you so much! You made my day/week/month!

    Ana Maria

  6. Looks like you're off to a great start! Congratulations. And hope you are ok from your run-in with confused Italians.....

  7. Your unfortunate run-in is precisely the reason I try never to drive whenever I visit foreign countries. I would probably do something like the Italians - Yikes! I'm glad to hear that you and your new venture are both doing well. Happy Thanksgiving!


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