Tuesday, August 11, 2009

( theGiftaway ) :: bprdesigns

You might have seen Beth's slumped wine cheese plates in several treasuries, or the front page on ETSY. Who would have thought wine bottles could become cheese plates!? I was wowed.
Not only it is eco-friendly and thoughtful. It says class and creativity. It is the perfect gift to bring to a party. Imagine serving up some savoury fruit cheese, grapes with a glass of French Cardonnay or German Riesling to your guest! Perfecto!
The good news is, it does not cost a fortune to own one of this statement home decor! and now you can try winning one! *claps*

win: a cheese plate made out of slumped wine bottle!

shop | facebook

"I started doing these as a lark and they have turned out to be a big hit.
They make a great hostess gift."

Please share a little about you and your shop
My name is Beth and I live in Portland, Oregon. I am married and have one son who is 24 and on his own! I make fused glass creations in my shop here at home. I like to make artistic pieces that are also functional -- I think it keeps my right brain and left brain marching together!

How did you get started selling and making these lovely items!
I got started working with glass by taking a couple of classes through the local Community College and fell in love with all the colors and textures! When I retired from my "paying" job a few years ago, I decided to see if I could turn it from a hobby to an avocation. Once I filled up my house and had repeatedly gifted all my friends and family, it was clear that I would have to either start to sell my work or buy a bigger house! Selling on Etsy seemed easier than moving...

Tell us what inspires you?
My inspiration comes from nature and the riot of color out there in our world. I live in a place that has lots of natural beauty and the bright colors are all around me. I love to garden and I have a huge bed of dahlias that are the joy of my summer! I love to take that color and put it into glass creations so you can have it indoors all year round.

What is the most fun/wild/exciting/interesting party that you host!
I love entertaining and I use my own bottle cheese plates all the time!. My favorite party has to be hosting a murder mystery dinner party with friends that had a Chicago gangland theme. I couldn't believe how easy it was for everyone to get into character, even the shy husbands!

Simply visit brpdesigns, come back, and leave a comment here with the link to your favourite item! Tell us why you like it! and do remember to include your name and a valid email address^ in your entry!

and be sure to let your friends in on this giveaway! spread the word on your blogs, twitter or by the word of mouth etc! it will be very much appreciated because:

you could maximize your chance of winning when you do so!
- Receive 1 additional entry when you twitter about this giveaway! (come back, leave a comment about your tweet. (mention @fleuravenue in your tweet for me to verify it as a valid entry.)

- Receive 1 additional entry when you mention this giveaway in your blog. (come back, leave a comment about your blogged entry with the url to it.)

P.S: remember to leave your email with these entries as well, because comments without a valid email are considered invalid.

giveaway ends Tuesday, august 18 at 8am, +8 GMT.
the winner** will be announced same day.

DO read the fine print:
^an alternate winner will be selected if there is there is no response within a week.
* the sponsor is responsible for mailing the item to the winner.
**winner will be selected via a random number generator


Valerie said...

Wow, how unique!
Turquoise Glass Soap Dish-I love the color!
KawaiiNeko2008 at aol dot com

iartu said...

i love the cheese plate made out of the wine bottle in GREEN!

Rhianne said...

These are all lovely - I love the Slumped Glass Champagne Bottle Cheese Plate though!


Shrimp Salad Circus said...

I am just loving this Glass Fish Cheese Plate {http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28488632} because I'm a sucker for anything so quirky and fun!!!

- Lindsay

Shrimp Salad Circus said...

I tweeted about it {http://twitter.com/ShrimpSalad/status/3245775552}!

- Lindsay

Alya said...

my favorite has to be the Slumped Glass Champagne Bottle Cheese Plate. It's definitely something I would get.

Alya said...

oops forgot to leave a name and email:

Alya - p.patchouli@gmail.com

foxpots said...

It was hard to pick a favorite! Love all the beautiful glass. But I think this fish is so much fun:

You know where to put the @ and the . ☺

Tara said...

my favorite is the cheese plate in black:

thanks for the chance!

archdiva said...

I bought a slumped wine bottle cheese plate from BPR recently for a friend...but would love one of my own! lol

As for the rest of her goodies, I'm in love with the volcano cooling plate...it has such presence!


archdiva said...

I tweeted! @archdiva_etsy


archdiva said...

And I blogged, too!



p.s. I really want to win this thing...can you tell? lol

Digital Misfit said...

I love the Turquoise Glass Soap Dish. The color is so cool and refreshing, and the style so beautiful it would be at home in the finest spas.


Jen said...

I like the Blue Squiggles Glass Plate #3. I just love your use of color in all your pieces.


PoseyPatch said...

Love the Blue Gin Bottle... it would go great with my kitchen

Lisa said...

I had such a hard time picking just one favorite ! Here is the one I finally selected after check out all the pages 3 or more times. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27195998

Beautiful !

Lisa said...

Just tweeted too. Lisa

Stacie said...

This plate is definitely my favorite! I love the dark color, and it looks like it's just the perfect size!


FiddlyFingerWork said...

I just love glass of all kinds, but for me I could just envision this bottle plate on my table


I love it

Anonymous said...

Love the Sunburst Glass Votive Candle Holder because it's so bright and cheerful.

Jessica said...

I love the turquoise glass soap dish. It's very pretty and reminds me of the beach. Nothing is more relaxing to me than the beach. This is my favorite item:
I love the idea of reusing glass bottles as cheese and cracker servers. It's sure to be a discussion piece.


Klosti said...

Your shop has great color and presentation. I really enjoyed your glass fish cheese dish:


I think this would work as a great gift for the women and men in your life.

Connie @ Klosti

Susan Faye said...

My favorite is the lavender soap dish http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28956674

The colors and design are exquisite!

contact: www.365catladies.blogspot.com

Simple Traditions said...

Okay I had to go back and change a couple times, because there's so many cool items in her shop!
I like this the best

Jody Pham said...

I love your Slumped Prosecco bottle cheese plate!
It's minimalist, yet bold. What a unique shop.


-Jody Pham
jody.gurke [at]gmail.com

Oceanside Creations said...

I love the Blue Gin Bottle Cheese Plate. The color is fabulous!


Oceanside Creations said...

I tweeted

Sleepy Moon Design said...

i love the Blue strided soap dish- This thing wont let me copy and paist the link sorry...

I love the soap dish because i love the colour blue an dit would look great in my bathroom!

email- sleepymoondesign[@]gmail.com


Sleepy Moon Design said...

Beautiful cheese plate! I blogged about this giftaway on my blog-

Claudia Olivos and Sergio OlivosM said...

I love these! We just decided to start a bottle tree (a practice from Africa brought to the deep South by the slaves)... we have only green wine bottles on it..so a green bottle would just be awesome for us! I love http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22885119

will also tweet about this...and cross fingers hope to win@@ :)

Amanda said...

I wanna win!

I absolutely love this Bamboo Glass Plate


Might have to see if I can get a custom one to display my soaps on!

My email is Amanda@ShopFairyBubbles.com

Cindy said...

My favorite item is the Halloween Pumpkin Glass Soap Dish. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29411666

Halloween is my favorite holiday! The bf and I always decorate, dress up and hand out candy to the kiddos. I love it!


Pebble said...

I had a hard time choosing, but I love the idea of a wine bottle as a cheese plate. It was a tough choice between the blue gin bottle and the wine bottles but I finally decided on the Slumped Wine bottle cheese plate: http://etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24703117


Pebble said...

I also tweeted about it here: http://twitter.com/waternymph216/status/3369639840