Monday, May 21, 2012

AliceMaeDesigns Etsy Store Review and Giveaway

This posting is the tenth in a series of posts about my favorite Etsy stores. 

If you are looking for the perfect romantic accent for your home you will find it at AliceMaeDesigns. From gorgeous wreaths to candle holders, this Etsy store is the perfect place to bring that romantic oasis the outdoors offers into your home.


If you like what you see above you will love this Etsy store. I only wish I had found her store before my wedding last year...especially since her arrangements go along so well with my wedding's theme. Oh well. At least I still have this beautiful wreath (one of her wonderful creations) on my front door. 

My favorite part is the bird's nest on the wreath. Here's a better view of it.

A little about the creative store owner...
Mary Alice, the owner and designer for AliceMaeDesigns, spent a number of years climbing the "corporate ladder" and nothing gave her quite the sense of satisfaction she hoped. She had been talking for years about opening up a Tea Room with an antique and gift shop connected. At the peak of her frustration with her job, she quit and began the journey that led her to Alice Mae Designs.

Mary Alice says, "I have always loved making things with my hands but never used artificial flowers because they were so cheap looking. A few years ago I began to fall in love with some of the new products available that are so life-like and beautiful so I tried my hand at making some arrangements and wreaths. I like a variety of styles - my favorites are woodsey and cottage."

Alice Mae was her grandmother and Mary Alice always loved her impeccable taste so she planned to use that as her standard as she opened an Etsy shop. She also sells vintage and antique items with a friend on Vintage Cottage Garden  on Etsy. Her business is small right now but slowly people are finding her on Etsy and liking her work. 

"I love working with flowers and foliage and especially love to put nests in my creations. There is something cozy about a nest!" she told me. 
I'd have to agree with that. 

Some of her other products I really like are below:









Be sure to check out her Etsy store and view the many other beautiful products she offers:


Great News:
Mary Alice is offering my readers 15% off!
Just use this code: married
It will be valid until May 26, 2012!

We are also featuring a $25 giveaway to AliceMaeDesigns so be sure to enter via rafflecopter below.

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36 comments:

  1. I love the Sweet Cottage Birdcage Arrangement - so very pretty.

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  2. My favorite is the Bittersweet Wreath with White Flowers and Nest, I love the airy feel of it.

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  3. Love this wreath with the little robin eggs - http://www.etsy.com/listing/91318813/lush-woodland-bittersweet-vine-wreath

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  4. Beautiful Lush, Full Bittersweet Vine Wreath with Tiny White Flowers a...
    ceis8009 at yahoo dot com

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  5. I like the Group of Three Nest Candle Holders / Rings for Center Piece

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  6. I like the woodsy nest candle holder.

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  7. My favorite item is the Beautiful Lush, Full Bittersweet Vine Wreath with Tiny White Flowers and Nest

    Thanks!!
    katielovesdeals@yahoo.com

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  8. I follow via GFC
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  10. I like the birdcage arrangement!
    radeeolover at yahoo dot com

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  11. I like the woodsy next candle holder

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  12. I love the sunflower wreath!

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  13. i like the woodsy nest candle ring for pillar candles

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  14. Group of Three Nest Candle Holders / Rings for Center Piece
    yeloechikee at hotmail dot com

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  15. I like the sunflower one!
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  16. I like the Good Morning Sunshine - Sunflower wreath
    sweetmelbelle31 at yahoo dot com

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  17. I like the Bittersweet Vine Wreath!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  18. Love the Cottage Birdcage, and this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/93989971/woodsy-fern-wreath-with-bittersweet-vine/ so pretty!!! I hearted the shop, as well!!!! Thanks for the chance....

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  19. Group of 3. Nest candle holders
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  20. I love the Beautiful Cottage Wreath with Hydrangeas and Roses!!! So gorgeous!

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  21. Group of Three Nest Candle Holders / Rings for Center Piece

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  22. http://www.etsy.com/listing/94654594/good-morning-sunshine-sunflower-wreath is the prettiest one.

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  23. Woodsey Nest Candle Holder / Ring = simple but cute!

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  24. Group of Three Nest Candle Holders / Rings for Center Piece

    abbygabbie@hotmail.com

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  25. Birdie SkolfieldJune 7, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    fav is the Woodsy Fern Wreath with Bittersweet Vine Base, Blueberries and Nest birdson@roadrunner.com

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  26. I love the Cottage Wreath with Hydrangeas and Roses. jenboston22 at gmail dot com

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  27. My favorite is the Bittersweet Wreath with White Flowers and Nest
    debra.pauley63@gmail.com

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  28. Beautiful Lush, Full Bittersweet Vine Wreath with Tiny White Flowers and Nest

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  29. kind of hard to choose just one thing but i'd say the Blushing Pink Rose and Hydrangea Wreath with Nest...any of the nesting items with the candles were beautiful as well.
    laurie
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  30. My favorite item is the cottage wreath with pale mossy green and cream hydrangea.
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  31. Fun, Bright Colored Florals on a Grapevine Wreath

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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  32. your twitter post was too long so I had to change it a bit

    https://twitter.com/sibabe64/status/210884196435111936

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  33. Beautiful Lush, Full Bittersweet Vine Wreath with Tiny White Flowers and Nest

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  34. I love the cottage wreath!

    ericanimri at gmail dot com

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  35. I like the group of 3 woodsey nest candle holders.

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