05 April 2008

100th Post Giveaway

Watch your mailbox next week. These invitations are going to the post office on Monday.

Back when I first began blogging about the shop in December of '06, I was a new-ish store owner with just a little more than a year's experience under my belt. (If you've only recently discovered us, be sure to check out our Blog 1.0 to catch up on the archives.) For goodness sake, we even had a slightly different store name back then and we had just acquired new, expanded digs in a community forty-five minutes away from where we first opened our doors. Hard to believe that with as chatty as I can be, it took me almost seventeen months to reach my 100th post! But here we are and this one's all for you.

In just two weeks, THE BLISSFUL will host its friends--and yes, of course you're invited--at our annual Paris in the Springtime event. We hope you'll join us for four days of nibbling, sipping, laughing, and of course SHOPPING! We're running a great weekend-long promotion, as well as two fantastic drawings. Come and bring friends. Let's pack the shop out in the spirit of the best little cafés à Paris! More details to follow once our invites land in mailboxes next week.

To help celebrate this annual store event and to spread some of our joie de vivre from coast to coast, we are having a 100th Post Giveaway here on Lettres. We're giving away a passel of great French-inspired goodies to one lucky winner. All you have to do to enter our Giveaway is to take a short, four question quiz and post your responses in a comment on THIS post. The deadline for entering is Sunday, April 20th at 11:59 PM EST. On Monday the 21st, we'll choose a winner using this random number generator. The winner will be contacted via e-mail, so be sure that if you enter, your e-mail address is accessible through your blog or website so that we can contact you if you win (i.e. if you post anonymously and do not have a blog or website, please include your e-mail address in your comment or e-mail it to us privately at info@theblissful.com). Clear enough? Oh, and our Giveaway is open to blog readers from all fifty states, from locales beyond, as well as to our local customers in our very own neighborhood.

Now on to the goodies. Here's what's up for grabs:

No. 1. This book (just one page shown here). A coffee-table-to-bathtub book on the glories and curiosities of the French way of life. The cover will entice dreamers of all ages. Whimsical, endlessly informative, and delightfully designed. Not yet for sale in our online boutique, so consider this a preview!

No. 2. Your choice of one of seven Patisserie candles by Tatine. Choose from Carrot Cake, Framboise, Café Crème, Madeleine, Pink Sugar, Crème Brulée, or Chocolat. An absolutely scrumptious burn, almost as good as eating the real thing.

No. 3. A copper fleur de lis cookie cutter.

No. 4. A block of our Savon de Marseille in one of four fragrances: Lavender, Rose, Verbena, or Orange. All feature crushed local flowers (that's local from France, not from Canton) and are scrubby and wonderful and perfect for the bath or by the kitchen sink. Oh, why not, let's throw our pure Olive Oil Savon in as an option, too! No crushed flowers in this one (so less exfoliating), but very rich and moisturizing.

No. 5. And a handpicked surprise from our Atelier. New file folders from Cavallini & Co.? A Pink Paris Paperweight? A box of our French Home Notecards? Or perhaps one of our musical CDs featuring tunes you would hear when rambling through THE BLISSFUL? We'll let this last goody remain a surprise until the winner is chosen.

Now...

How to Enter
To enter our contest, please leave a Comment with answers to our simple four question quiz. You don't need a blog in order to be able to leave a comment. Simply click the Comments tab at the bottom of this post, type your answers in the box, and voila! You are entered. One entry per person, please.

In your comment, simply number your responses 1-4 and post the letter of your answer. However, we don't mind long windedness, so feel free to elaborate on any or all questions if you wish. Consider this a cheap way for us to generate some market research, and the possibility of a very sweet reward for your time and thoughtfulness.

Now on to the questions:

1. Which style of decorating most resonates with you?
a) Contemporary
b) European
c) Bohemian
d) Traditional

2. After purchasing one time from an online boutique, which of the following qualities would MOST make you want to return to shop online with that boutique a second time?
a) exquisite packaging
b) better than expected product quality
c) super fast shipping
d) extra surprise item included in package

3. If you had fantasy money to spend in the online boutique of your dreams, in which product category would you be MOST likely to spend your money?
a) jewelry, handbags, apparel
b) home decor, furnishings, accents
c) stationery, paper items
d) apothecary, candles

4. Which characteristic of a brick-and-mortar shop would MOST ensure your loyalty as a customer?
a) attentive, personalized customer service--I like the people who work there
b) imaginative, interesting atmosphere--I like the way I feel when I'm there
c) regular influx of new product, store changes often--I like discovering something new each time
d) unique, desirable merchandise--I like knowing I can find different things there that I don't see elsewhere

Thank you for playing and we can't to meet our winner. Bonne Chance!

79 comments:

~amy~ said...

What FABulous goodies!!! Here are my answers:
1. b) European
2. a) exquisite packaging
3. a) jewelry, handbags, apparel
4. b) imaginative, interesting atmosphere--I like the way I feel when I'm there

In love with an illusion said...

First of all Abby let me say congrats on your retail success, it takes a creative, patient,smart, resourceful and "Blissful" person to make a go of it in any business, but especially this one because it requires you to also be part mind reader . Bravo to you !

Question #1.....my answers are ABC&D because it takes a little bit of all of these to make for a memorable and delightfully cozy home.
Question #2....ABC....no extra surprise needed as I don't want you to go out of business !
Question #3......BCD...even though jewelry & handbags are nice I find home decor, stationery and candles much more fun and the sizes always fit !
Question #4...ABC&D...You've spoiled everyone with all of the above, how could we ever do without again. Don't worry I know a nice wig maker I can set you up with after you go bald from losing all of your hair to the stress of success !!

The world desperately needs more individuality and I applaud you for your tenacity in showing others the way. Much future success and Viva la France !!

Signed,
"In love with an illusion"
kclandcml@comcast.net

Dolly said...

Congradulations Abby!
I'd love to be included in your great give away!
1. B
2. all of the above
3. I love home decor and one can never have too many candles!
4. all of the above!

Thanks a bunch,
Hugz,
Dolly

ikkinlala said...

1. I'm not sure (I like a little of each), but if I have to choose just one I'll pick b).

2. b). The other options are wonderful too, but the most important factor is quality.

3. c).

4. d). I also definitely appreciate a) and b). While I like c) to some extent, I also like knowing that I can reliably get my favourite things, so I'm sometimes disappointed if a store changes too quickly.

Congratulations on 100 posts!

Jill Elaine said...

Hi Abby,
Great to hear from you again! Your giveaway sounds fantastic! Here are my answers
1: b
2: d and a
3: b
4: a and c
I have to like the people working there or I don't go back very often at all. I also love to be able to know I will see new stuff.
Can't wait to hear who wins!
Jill

Enchanted Treasures said...

Dear Abby, Love what you do! A young girl who's not afraid to venture out of the mainstream with great taste! Good for you and the best of luck! Not as easy as one would think but blissful just the same. As a business owner I think your questions are perfect! As a customer it is difficult to pick just one answer! So, here goes...
#1~ b & c Personality shines through!
#2~ a b & c If you get these three, no need for d!
#3~ b (depending on how much fantasy money, all four)
#4~ a b c & d From experience on both sides of the counter.
Great prizes!!! Merci, Roberta

what's in a name? said...

What a wonderful give away! I would be happy to respond to your quiz!

1. ABCD - eclectic
2. B
3. B
4. D, I generally don't repeat shop if they have the same thing everyone else carries

-Heidi

what's in a name? said...

Oh yeah! And my parents live in Hudson, OH so I am excited to visit your shop in Canton next time I visit them!

-Heidi

Kelly said...

1. b
2. b
3. b
4. d

My email address is keldotson@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

1. B
2. D
3. A
4. A

Congrats on your 100th post and the store and online shop again. Love your place, wish it was closer.

-Morgan
mgoddess5 [at] gmail [dot] com

Jessica said...

This is the most wonderful giveaway! You are truly amazing!
1. very hard - complete tie between c. Bohemian and d. Traditional
2. D - extra suprise item - this has worked in the past for me!
3. a and b tie, with a few paper items
4. D

Southern Bella said...

Oh goodness - this is fun!! Especially if I win :)

1. d
2. d
3. b
4. b

Now, tell me what do these answers say about me?

The Feathered Nest said...

What an wonderful idea to do this!! You are such a smart little store owner! Here are my picks:
b) European
d) extra surprise item included in package
d) apothecary, candles
b) imaginative, interesting atmosphere--I like the way I feel when I'm there

Congratulations on 100 posts! Such a wonderful giveaway and I so wish I could visit your beautiful store!! xxoo, Dawn

Lesha said...

1. Which style of decorating most resonates with you?
A & B

2. After purchasing one time from an online boutique, which of the following qualities would MOST make you want to return to shop online with that boutique a second time?
B & C

3. If you had fantasy money to spend in the online boutique of your dreams, in which product category would you be MOST likely to spend your money?
B

4. Which characteristic of a brick-and-mortar shop would MOST ensure your loyalty as a customer?
All of the above! :)

Nicole said...

Hi Abby! Congrats on the 100th post. I love reading the blog.


Here are my answers:
1. Which style of decorating most resonates with you?
a) Contemporary

2. After purchasing one time from an online boutique, which of the following qualities would MOST make you want to return to shop online with that boutique a second time?
d) extra surprise item included in package

3. If you had fantasy money to spend in the online boutique of your dreams, in which product category would you be MOST likely to spend your money?
c) stationery, paper items


4. Which characteristic of a brick-and-mortar shop would MOST ensure your loyalty as a customer?
d) unique, desirable merchandise--I like knowing I can find different things there that I don't see elsewhere

Thanks!

Nicole
NHagy525@aol.com

Judy said...

I would love to win....also, congrats on your 100th post!

1. d
2. b
3. b
4. d

Judy

My e-mail is jdy277@aol.com

Only a Paper Moon said...

Congratulations on the 100th post, I have enjoyed every one of them!! I wish I lived closer, because I would be at the Paris in the Springtime event as soon as the doors opened!

1. b) European
2. a) exquisite packaging & quality is always a plus!
3. b) home decor, furnishings, accents
4. d) unique, desirable merchandise--I like knowing I can find different things there that I don't see elsewhere

Anonymous said...

This is quite fun, Abby! Although I'm having trouble deciding on my answers :) After careful consideration, here are my answers:

1. a cross between B and D (My tastes are too eclectic to pick just one!)
2. B (I do love exquisite packaging too! And an extra surprise item would be lovely! But good quality is the MOST important to me, hence my answer.)
3. B (A would be my second choice, but it's always a little risky buying apparel w/o the chance to try it on)
4. D (However, A is very important, b/c if the personnel is unfriendly or unpleasant, I probably wouldn't shop there very often.)

Well, I kind of cheated on question 1, but I saw someone else had more than one answer, so I figured I could get away with it. Also, concerning question 4, The Blissful has all of those characteristics! I just thought I'd slip that in :)

Happy 100th Post!
Francie

kate5405 said...

Please enter me in your anniversary contest.
1. d--traditional with a tiny bit of contemporary
2, b--quality is very important to me, although a litle "something, something" extra is always a treat too.
3. b--I'm more of a home decorator than a self-decorator.
4. d--I like to find unique eclectic one-of-a-kind items I don't see everywhere else.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your success! I can only imagine the hard work a gorgeous shop like yours requires. How I'd love to close my eyes real tight and wish myself across country to visit in person.
1. b) Romantic European farmhouse
2. b & c) Quality is most important, but slow shipping is discouraging.
3. b) Home decor, but if we're talking real fantasy money here, unusual jewelry is a close second.
4. d) Unique stuff. For sure!
Annie in the garden

Terri Brush said...

Abby,
Happy 100th POST!

#1 B
#2 ALL of the above!
#3 A
#4 B

I can only dream of walking thru your store! but you sure make it easy for those of us who are too far away! GREAT Job!
~Terri

ccbelle said...

Abby,
Congrats on the success of your online store! I look forward to one day visiting and basking in the splendor of savoir faire!

Here is my response to your "giveaway."
1. B, and a little of D
2. D; who wouldn't love a little
surprise.
3. B, Home decor and furnishings
4. All of the above: A,B,C,D

A bientot,
Annie
aearneson@gmail.com
ccbellemaison.blogspot.com

cara h said...

1. D 2. D 3. B 4. A Wish I was close enough to visit your store. carahurt@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

1. B
2. D
3. B
4. D

Avril
awiebe@uakron.edu

Emily said...

1. B
2. B
3. B
4. A

Congrats on your 100 post!

ann~vintage whisper said...

Your shop is gorgeous!

1.) B
2.) A & D
3.)A & D
4.)D (actually, A, B, C,D :) )

Peggy said...

Oh my, the cookie cutter is to die for..so here goes.
#1. Traditional style is for me with a touch of garden room, english country thrown in.
#2 I think d..a little unexpected always brings a smile.
#3 b
#4 a and d

from Peggy at season-to-season.blogspot.com

Allison M. said...

I'm giving you a combo of answers. I tried to make myself stick in one category but I can't. So:
1. contemporary with a twist of european
2. super fast shipping -- none of this 10-day crap
3. jewelry, handbags, apparel
4. B. definitely the atmosphere with a friendly staff.

Debe said...

Oh, my what a treat that would be!!
1. That's my problem, I can't seem to settle. Definitely not a)contemp;
2. b)I love getting realllly good stuff. Not seeing before you buy can be a surprise.
3. b)My house is what I really wish I could finally "GET". Me, I come second.
4. d)It is so exciting to find something really unique. Like a treasure!
Congrats on your blog birthday!

Oliver's said...

Great idea..and giveaway
1.b.European
2.d.extra surprise
3.b.home decor...
4.d.unique merchandise...
Thanks!Paula

heartartz said...

Thanks for a wonderful blog and a fun give-away!
1) a, b, c, d. all of the above
2)b, always quality
3)a, love bling
4)a, b, c, d. all of the above
Again congrats and thanks.

paisleydragonfly said...

What a generous give-away! Here are my answers:
1. a) Contemporary
2. b) better than expected product quality
3. b) home decor, furnishings, accents
4. b) imaginative, interesting atmosphere--I like the way I feel when I'm there

Denise

Anonymous said...

oh my...french goodness in a give-away...bonne chance everyone...

my answers:
1)c

2)all are important, but a and d for online shopping. quality you can assure by shopping right, and shipping you can pay for...it is "a" and "d that make an item and shop special

3)"b" or possibly "a" depending on the mood

4)there should be choice "e" all of the above. all of you choices influence whether i go back to shope somewhere or not. people, atmosphere, new and unique merchandise...a winning combo!!! I am pretty sure by your photos online of your brick and mortar shop that you have all four of the items going for you.

good luck in both businesses...
kelley
abeillemere at comcast dot net

Jules said...

Hi love your blog
1)c
2)d
3)c
4)d
fingers toes and all other parts crossed lol

Joy said...

What fun! Here are my answers:

1)Def. European
2)Exquisite packaging (a surprise thrown in is a very close second)
DANG - these questions are hard!!
3)Jewelry, handbags, apparel (with stationary and paper items a very close second!)
4) Regular influx of new product, store changes often--I like discovering something new each time
(although I do love atmosphere and personalized customer service - the people who work in a store are very important to me too . :)

Keep up the great work!

Joy

Kathy Barrick & Anne Brown said...

1. Traditional - I have an 1804 house filled with 18th and 19th century antiques. LOVE them!! BUT, at Christmas time, I pull out all the stops and kind of go crazy with Christmas trees and mercury glass and silver anything. My daughter and I made the trip from PA to your shop last Christmas and I was thrilled with your Christmas goodies!!

2. B Anytime something arrives and is even better than expected, it's just the best feeling. I would come back again and again.

3. A. Jewelry and Bags are my downfall. And C, especially at Christmas time.

4. D. Finding the unusual is the very best. And C, finding new unusual stuff each time is a bonus!

Thank you! Liz and I hope to make the trip again this Christmas. It's so worth the 8-hour drive!!
Happy 100th Post!

Carol Van Rooy said...

What a GREAT prize pack.

Answers:
1. D
2. D
3. A
4. D

daldak01@yahoo.ca

Mermaid Queen said...

Happy 100th post Abby! I love your blog and website. Here are my answers-
1.c
2.b
3.b
4.d

BailiwickDesigns said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Congratulations on the new online store - it's lovely!
1. b - particularly French
2. in order - b, d, a, and c, all of which I strive for with my own company.
3. b and c
4. especially b, but they all work for me!

::Jill

Mara of ::the simpler things:: said...

Happy 100th!

My answers:
1. B
2. D
3. B
4. B

Merci!

Mara

Amy said...

1. d
2. b
3. a
4. d

Congrats on your beautiful online boutique - it's fantastic!

Amy
amtsull44@yahoo.com

Halo Hill said...

1. B
2. D
3. D
4. D
But it was very hard to narrow it down to one answer each! Love your blog, and congratulations on your 100th post!

Sheila
halohill.blogspot.com

Sleepy Hollow Craft Company said...

1. b) European
2. a) exquisite packaging
3. c) stationery,paper(but I also LOVE home decor!!! It's a draw for me :)
4. d) unique merchandise

I got my postcard yesterday~It is so pretty~ I LOVE the colors and the design~ see you soon!

ShellyG1969 said...

1D. Traditional - Never goes out of style

2E. All of the above (But mostly B - better than expected product quality - I'm a buyer by trade)

3E. Can I say all of the above again (usually D)

4D. I love gifting unique things.

elby e said...

love checking out "the blissful" online!

here's my answers:



1 b)european

2 c)super fast shipping

3 b)home decor

4 d)unique merch



merci!

ACottageIndustry said...

1. Traditional...with a bohemian twist
2.A,B,C (especially A, 'coz I love the attention to detail)...D is just a wonderful surprise...
3.B but C is close behind
4.A...for sure.
Congrats on 100 posts. I love reading both of your Blogs,
Tracey

juliewhite33@hotmail.com said...

Your store is so inspiring! Here are my answers:
b - European
d - surprise
b - home decor
b - immaginative atmosphere

Juliewhite33@hotmail.com

fromthepines said...

Abby,

Looks like a great prize!

My answers

1.c
2.d.
3.a
4.b

Thanks!

Cheryl

Andrea said...

I must say that I have purchased from Blissful (online, of course) more than one time and will again.... I only wish I was close to Blissful so that I could be there in person.
#1. b and d
#2 b
#3 b
#4 d

I love all things for the home....I particularly love beautiful, and old, furniture....All the best to you for continued sucess and 100 more posts!

Laurie said...

Such a generous giveaway! congrats on 100! my answeres are:
1. a
2. d
3. a
4. d
Thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Abby!
Cograts on a beautiful dream fulfilled!
1)b
2)b
3)b
4)a,b,c,d
Am I too demanding of a shop?! I just don't have alot of time for shopping, and want it all in a few favorites who deliver the above. Thanks for inspiring!
Debbie
homewithhospitality@yahoo.com

Brynn said...

1. b
2. abd
3. abc
4. a

This shop is absolutely awesome-so completely "me!" I am planning a trip to Canton this summer (I live in Utah) JUST to visit The Blissful!

Anonymous said...

1. Bohemian
2. Extra goodies
3. Home decor - one of a kind item
4. Different things that i don't see else where
Thanks for asking!
drobbins1@sbcglobal.net

ann-marie said...

congrats on your well-deserved success!you go girl! ;) i say... 1.b)european!2.d) extra treat(even a little handwritten note will do!) 3.b)home decor,etc.& candles! 4. d)unique items WITH amazing shopkeepers! actually it is probably a mix of everything you have given as choices! i hope someday to visit you and your shop in person.good luck and best wishes for a fabulous year! ann-marie









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Tara said...

Hi Abby! Lovely giveaway, I hope to see your store in person someday!
1. B
2. A
3. B
4. B

Lyndee said...

OOOOOh La La!

1.) Bohemian
2.) I love surprises! Guess that would do it for me...
3.)Stationary and Paper
4.)Something new each time helps but the total package involves more than one thing...
Bless you all!

Mary Smither said...

Here's to wishing you many more years of success! Congratulations!

1. d)
2. all of these are important
3. b)
4. d)

Thanks!
Mary

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Abby!

Whilst we have been away for a while now we can see you have been so wonderfully busy! So happy for you everything is going great and looking so fabulous! Well here we go, our answers!

1. b) Eurpoean, our heritage!
2. a) Exquiste packaging, love it!
3. b) Home decor, furniture and accents, can't help decorating our Nest!
4. a) and d) really all of the above but those two stand out to us :)

Congratulations on 100 posts Abby, we remember the early ones and look forward to the next 100! Our blog is currently in hibernbation for our fall/winter but hope to be back soon!

Jenn and Jacqui
jennhudson@bigpond.com

Bunny B said...

Congrats on your 100th Post!!! :)

1. a

2. b & d

3. a

4. all, but mostly b & d

Anonymous said...

Hi, Abby! What a great giveaway! My answers are D B A D in that order; although all of the above would fit for any of them, too! Your shop always makes me smile - such fun and interesting stuff and new displays keep it fresh!

Good luck with all your endeavors! Joy

b.ellen said...

1.b mostly but a little bit of each of the other answers
2.a & d
3.b & c
4.a,c & d
Beautiful Shop & Great items

Chandra said...

Congrats on your milestone post! Here are my answers:
1. I am a total eclectic, but I tend to be drawn to old things with a "Paris Apartment" theme. I would say both b) European and c) Bohemian.

2. a) exquisite packaging and d) extra surprise item included in package (love, love, love getting extra goodies!)

3. b) home decor, furnishings, accents

4. b) imaginative, interesting atmosphere--I like the way I feel when I'm there

Chandra (chanj72@yahoo.com)

Anonymous said...

Abby...here are my answers and congrats on your success. I just love your shop...
Question 1 answer is European!!
Question 2 is fast shipping and extra surpries!
Question 3 is home decor and jewelry!!!
Question 4 is changing merchandise!!
You have done an excellent job with all of the above. Hope to see you soo.

bec4 said...

OOO LA LA I love a give away. My answers are all B--hmm what does that say about me? My name starts with a B too! Thanks!
Becky

Dawn said...

Congrats on your 100th post...

1.b - but really a little of each!
2.a
3.a
4.d - I like a freebie now and then too!

Deborah said...

Oh, how I would LOVE to win these scrumptios delights!

My answers:

1~ European
2~ better than expected product quality
3~ home decor, furnishings, accents
4~ unique, desirable merchandise--I like knowing I can find different things there that I don't see elsewhere

This wasn't easy - I could have picked two answers for each of the four!

Great survey, congratulations and I can't wait to see who the lucky winner is!

Deborah
( the one who wants that cookie )cutter!

Karen from A`Musements said...

Hello Abby and Congratulations on your beautiful blog and the 100th post!!! What a wonderfully written, thoughtful blog you have developed. Your attention to the details; descriptions, helpful thoughts, etc., along with your sincere desire to 'help' comes across in the personality of the blog... a talent in the writing not everyone with a blog can manage! A joy to read!
So happy 100th, and we're all looking forward to celebrating number 200 with you!

Karen from A`Musements said...

Forgot to answer the questions you posed, so here they are...
#1 B #2 B #3 B #4 D
Congrats again, Abby!

ann~vintagewhisper said...

1= b & c
2= a & d
3= a & b
4= b

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Hey there friend, I'm so behind on my blog reading but fortunately I've made it in time for your giveaway!

1. European
2. Better than expected quality
3. Oh this was tough. I'd buy a bit of each if it was fantasy money.
4. If I had to pick, I start with D, unique merchandise. I really don't buy a lot of "stuff" for myself, but when I do need to head out and buy a gift for someone, I always head to the same little shop that I can find something unique and special.

Last tip for you on what I buy, my favorite gifts for people LOOK special, like a gift, right there in the store. The packaging it comes in is what I look for. Candles that come in a special box, soaps that come in a fancy box,...and stores that offer quality complimentary gift wrapping are always my favorites!

Blessings to you!
Melissa

Lola Enchanted said...

Oh what a lovely lovely give~away!
I live in Lorain county in Ohio, I'd sure love a drive to visit your beautiful alluring shop! Now, on with the questions!
1. A. Bohemian
2. B. Better than expected merch.
3. B. Home decor
4. B. Imaginative atmosphere.
There's a little shop in Lakewood Ohio that I just go to visit for the atmoshphere, usually stemming in a purchase, but it's so stress relieving to be there!!!!!

emilienichole said...

1. b) AND c) but if there were an e) "all of the above" that would be it! How about "eclectic"

2. a) AND d)Pamper me with pretty wrapping and gifts puhleese!

3. b) for sure!

4. c) I need change and d) cause I don't want what everyone else has!

I actually stumbled upon your site today after seeing one of your necklaces on another blog (velvet strawberries). What a wonderful shop you have!

Rosemary said...

Love your post, and questions.
I would love to be entered.
Thank you,
Rosemary
1. c
2. c
3. b
4. d

Lynn A Sullivan said...

Congratulations! I love EVERYTHING you have in your online store and "on-the-street" store! I am blessed to live in Alliance which, of course, is only about 45 min. away. I've been to the store a few times and am totally enamored over everything I've purchased. All of your wares are so classy and fun.
Here go my answers: (though I hate to only have one choice!)
#1 d
#2 b
#3 b
#4 c(with a,b,& d all vying for second place! Hmmmm, they ALL just described your store!
Thanks for having this contest. Hope to get back to the store soon.
Lynn sully@neo.rr.com

Desiree said...

What a great idea Abby! I couldn't chose just one answer for the questions! See you today or tomorrow for the event.

1. B,C & D
2. C
3. A & B
4. C & D

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Hellooooo Gorgeous said...

1 A
2 D
3 A
4 A & D

Andrea Singarella said...

Abby~
Geez Louise, I take a blog break and almost miss out on this! I've got less than an hour to spare...serendipity for sure!

Happy 100th Post. I've enjoyed reading your lovely blog as much as I enjoy shopping in your fabulous boutique.

My answers:
1. b) European, I guess. Mixing old and new, mostly lighter colors, curvy silhouettes.
2. a) Foolish as it may sound, I'd buy dirt in a beautiful package.
3. Oh, this is a tough one. I'm torn between b and d. (only because clothes rarely fit me right and I usually buy vintage handags....and I have too much paper as it is, but I do love all of those things!)
4. Again, hard to decide. All of them to be honest. I know that is so not the answer you were looking for. I'll narrow it down to b and c.

Wish I had been in town for Paris in the Springtime...
All the best,
andrea
4.

Jen said...

1.b) European


2. d) extra surprise item included in package

3.b) home decor, furnishings, accents

4. d) unique, desirable merchandise--I like knowing I can find different things there that I don't see elsewhere

Jackie said...

1. Which style of decorating most resonates with you?
b) European

2. After purchasing one time from an online boutique, which of the following qualities would MOST make you want to return to shop online with that boutique a second time?
b) better than expected product quality

3. If you had fantasy money to spend in the online boutique of your dreams, in which product category would you be MOST likely to spend your money?
a) jewelry, handbags, apparel

4. Which characteristic of a brick-and-mortar shop would MOST ensure your loyalty as a customer?
a) attentive, personalized customer service--I like the people who work there