Monday, November 14, 2011

Launch Party

Parties on a Monday are a great way to start a week, don't you think? Today is our party and you are most cordially invited. So run and get your party hat and maybe a glass of champagne (champagne is good for breakfast)  and I'll wait......


Okay, all set? Today we're celebrating the opening of our new webstore, Provence Rugs. This is the moment where we all jump up and down, hoot and holler, and slap each other on the backs. I imagine you're not doing this, but I am! And if I weren't an ocean away from my partner in this venture, Libby from An Eye for Detail, I'd be chinking glasses with her and jumping up and down like a crazy women!

The story of how we got started is long and I'll tell it some other time...parties are not for long-winded stories. Suffice it to say that Libby and I are now...finally...able to offer our beautiful, handmade,  Proven├žal rugs and accessories in the United States. Their intense colors and sublime simplicity are what attracted us in the first place and we hope you feel the same. Our site is in its infancy but we are scrambling to offer more sizes and more products from this region that we both love so much (and where I get to live).







So this week, in celebration of the Provence Rugs launch party, we offering Giveaways! We'll call them party favors. We're giving away 2 of our handmade rugs and 2 soap dishes made with the same Proven├žal fabric. So we've got 4 items AND  we're offering 4 different ways for you to put your name in the hat.
  1. Click on our site, www.provencerugs.com, take a look around, (feel absolutely free to BUY something) and leave a comment on my blog about what you think. We do want your opinions. Be gentle though, we're newbies at this.
  2. Mention our new site and the giveaway on your blog with a link back. *
  3. Follow us on Twitter and retweet our giveaway.*
  4. Like our site on Facebook and mention us on your facebook page with our link.*
* Let me know that you've done these things in the comment section of this blog or by email. 


There how simple can that be? Okay, maybe it's a little complicated but I'm sure you can manage. The giveaway is for anybody, anywhere and we'll close it in one week (Sunday, November 20 at midnight Eastern time) and draw the names.


Thanks for coming to our party and for all your fabulous support. 



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23 comments:

  1. Hi, site looks great, colours are fantastic. The only thing I would say is that the Our Products along the top doesn't actually show you the items to buy and it took me a few minutes to see the side list of products. I'm following you on Twitter and have liked your FB page from me and my other pages; French Village Diaries and Special Places in France. I will blog your giveaway and send you the link. Good luck!

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  2. Okay, so what I did was mention you and your new business on my Facebook page and put a link to your blog to let you explain it all. I also liked Provence Rugs on FB. Does that work?

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  3. Hey, thank you for the mention in places you regularly snoop. How do you set that up? Is that a blogger gadget?

    I just found where to look at the products. Love the cigale. My sister traveled with me to Provence in July, but views cigales with some suspicion. She needs to hang out there more.

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  4. I've just left a question about the fabric...I've got a friend in the U.S. who would love these, but she has various textile intolerances!

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  5. Gorgeous. I would like one of everything please. It would still be cheaper than flying to France, but not as much fun. I liked you on Facebook. I'm going to blog about you too cause everyone would love your new wares. But first, I have to go to work.

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  6. Delana, I posted your site on our Rotary facebook page. I'll mention it at the meeting today and encourage everyone to share it. Good Luck! I can't wait to watch it grow.

    Sara

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  7. I'm following you on Twitter, liked you on Facebook and will frequent your blog. Good luck with your adventures. I'm developing a blog for my 50+ life after moving to the South (US, not "of France") from the Northeast. Looking forward to your posts.

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  8. Loved the site. The colors are fantastic, will be placing an order soon!

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  9. I posted a link on Facebook, "liked" you on Facebook, signed up as a follower on your blog, and added your blog as a list of my favorite blogs. So do I win anything?
    Just kidding. I don't care about winning. I just wish you lots of good luck with your new endeavor and thank you for being so gracious when I contacted you recently. Hope to stay in touch. Come follow my blog! www.beyondthepale-dvora.blogspot.com It's about Spain, but Spain is nice too!

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  10. Fantastic site, beautiful colors, I'm planning on placing an order!

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  11. Beautiful! Love the colors. And you did a great job photographing!

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  12. Congratulations Delana! The rugs look beautiful and I hope you get tons of orders really soon.

    Re: feedback on the site, I'm with Jacqui. My first thought was to check out the colourful rugs. I automatically clicked on 'Our Products' too. I didn't notice the link on the left for 'Rugs'. I think that's where you may have some people confused.

    As for the giveaway, I've done all except posted your giveaway on my blog. As it would turn out, however, I'm working on a new post and I'll pop Provence Rugs right in there.

    Bonne chance!!!

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  13. This is great and I know you'll do well. Just don't get too busy and neglect your posts!
    -Mark Craft
    www.parisinsidersguide.com/

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  14. Clink - my glass to yours! Will twitter and tweet and all that jazz! Good luck!

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  15. Okay. You are now starring in my blog posts. I borrowed photos and linked to you, so I hope that's not considered stealing. Here's My Post on Provence Rugs

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  16. Thank you for the swift and accurate reply.

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  17. Thank you all so much for joining the party. Linda, I found you on Twitter but Phyllis, please get me your contact info so I can let you know if you win, okay?

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  18. Hi Delana:

    Love your blog...I've been following you for awhile now. You bring a little adventure into my all to dull life! My contact info is pbarrett@shsu.edu.

    P

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  19. Hi Delana, I won't enter the competition as I'm not in the US and your site only ships to the US, but I just wanted you to know that the rugs are lovely.

    As for the website, the menu at the top is more visible than the one at the side, but it's the one at the side that sells stuff, so maybe you ought to make it bolder or bigger or something to make it stand out more.

    Perhaps a little picture icon next to the words rugs and accessories?

    Anyway, best of luck with your new venture!

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  20. Hi Delana, I posted a comment yesterday but it seems to have disappeared into the ether. Did you see it?

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  21. I love to see ladies starting new businesses! I wish you great success! I will follow you on twitter and retweet your giveaway!

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  22. I've put your site on a Costa Rica forum frequented by expat Americans.

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  23. Congratulations, Delana, I wish you a great success in your new adventure. You are a courageous lady and you deserve it!

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