Friday, August 9, 2013

A Birthday Giveaway

Happy Birthday to me this past week,
but it is you that may win the gift!
This giveaway is being sponsored by a very talented artist, Lana Manis.
Lana and I met online several years ago as I am a fan and collector of her work.
She works in many mediums and many styles and has been featured in several magazines including the Early American Life Directory of Traditional American Crafts.
Lana is also a very supportive individual and played a key role in helping me take the plunge into the blogging world and joining TDIPT Mercantile over 5 years ago. 

You can learn more about Lana by following her on her blog or visiting her on facebook.

Lana has been kind enough to offer one of her art prints to a reader of my blog.
You will be able to choose the art print of your choice and Lana will send it directly to you.
This giveaway will be open to shipping in the U.S. only.

As always, this giveaway is open to bloggers and non-bloggers alike.
Simple comment on this post or email me at with "Lana Manis Giveaway" in the subject line.
Now, here is the hard part ~ you will need to go to Lana's Etsy shop (click here) and pick the art print that you would like to win. In your comment or email, tell me the name of the art print that you will select if you are the winner.

I have been showing many of her floral art prints as they are really speaking to me today, but she also has abstracts, mixed media collage prints, and lovely words to live by.
They may not be primitive, but I think their wonderful folk art quality, subtle neutrals and pops of color would look right at home in any decor. 
Now, how to decide...

I will be posting a winner on Saturday, August 17
Good luck!
Blessings, Patti
p.s. Oh my goodness gracious! As I posted this I just realized that this is my 400th post! Another reason to celebrate :) I am not sure how I found 400 things to talk about, but I guess I must be a chatty person :)


annie said...

Well happy Birthday!!
So kind of both of you to share her work. It is very compelling isn't it? I loved them all, esp. the bouquets, but my hands down favorite was the very last one. Fearfully and Wonderfully made, i loved her face, and it seemed like looking at an antique portrait! Thanks for the chance!

Anonymous said...

400!!! that's wonderful I can see why love your blog.
Please enter me in your drawing I would love to have a painting.
Thanks for the chance
have a great weekend
Darlene Noth

Anonymous said...


Sorry Patti hit the wrong button!!
and I spelled my name wrong!!!!
since I love lavender have to go
with the Lavender Bouquet in Aqua V her work is very charming
Happy Birthday to you
Darlene North

moosecraft said...

Happy Birthday to you!!! 400 posts is a lot... but, I've enjoyed reading them! These painting of Lana's are beautiful... difficult to pick just one... though I think the "Teal Coneflowers" catches my eye every time! :-)

marly said...

No need to include me since if I won, I would only lose it in this mess. Just wanted to say Happy Belated Birthday! Catching up on reading and your sunflowers and bugs are so sweet!!

Glenda said...

Happy Birthday! Choosing a print was no easy task but I love the teal coneflowers!

marie said...

Happy Birthday-hope you get to do something that makes your heart sing. Lana's painting are beautiful. My favorite is the blue hydrangea.

Susan said...

Happy birthday and thanks for opportunity to win lavender in aqua vase. It's lovely and perfect for my sewing room. Thanks to the artist also.

Roberta said...

Happy birthday and happy 400th post. Always enjoy reading your posts so here's to another 400+++! ~Roberta

Allenz said...

Congrats on your 400th post and Happy Birthday. I love your blog. You inspire me so much. I Lana's prints. I love the Sepia Blue Owl. I like they way Lana incorporated the penny rug tongues in the design. Blessings and wishes for many more years of birthdays.


shopgirl said...

Patti -
Happy Birthday! I also have followed Lana's work. I love the Lavender bouquet.
Happy 400th post also. I love following your talent.

SuZeQ said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I hope you are still celebrating and are involved in lots of birthday festivities. Sometimes it's fun to spread it out!

I have one of Lana's wonderful pieces of art and would love to add to my collection. This truly is a most-generous giveaway. Thank you ... and thank you from Lana, too.

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday and more blogging. I love all of them but most would be the Country Lavender basket or the Country Rose Basket. Since I live in the country and have made baskets. Nancy P.

Miccosukee said...

Well, Happy Belated Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day and spent it smiling! And blogging!
Lana herself passed on the word about your wonderful giveaway. As a fan of her work, I would love to give a new home to her "Teal Cornflowers."


lynda said...

I would love a chance in your giveaway...the hard part was choosing a are amazing...I think I would choose the cottage bouquet print. Thanks for the chance and happy birthday!

Kellie from Indiana said...

A reason to shop around etsy, Im on it!! I love the country lavender basket. They are all very pretty prints, and it was hard to choose. Have a wonderful birthday!

Barbara said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Very lovely prints! I also had to check out Lana's other art work and jewelry. Very talented lady. Teal Coneflowers is my very favorite!

Carrie P. said...

Happy Birthday and happy 400 posts.
What beautiful art work. The turquoise works really catch my eye.
But I would probably pick Nostalgic Bouquet in Aqua Vase because it would match my decor. thanks for a chance to win the print.

Jennie in GA said...

Congrats on your birthday and 400.....WOW!....posts. I would love to win Cottage Bouquet in Ironstone.

Melanie said...

Beautiful artwork! I've just started painting with watercolors and have loved exploring my creativity! If I won I'd choose the Blue hydrangea (I think!) Thank you for a chance!

Carmen Sutton said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday andd 400 post way to go! I is amazing all the wonderful things you can find in etsy, if I were so lucky to win I think I would have to go with cottage Bouquet in ironstone the colors are just yummy. Thanks for sharing

Tammy said...

Wow, Lena is certainly talented. Gosh, it was hard to pick just one, but I think I'd like the teal cornflowers. Thanks so much to both of you!

April said...

Happy Birthday and 400th Post!!! I would love a chance Patti to win the Teal Coneflowers!! Beautiful Prints!!

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