Thursday, November 10, 2011

Better To Give Than Receive and Take A Walk With Us

Grow Love Giveaway

"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return."
A quote from the song Nature Boy, featured in Moulin Rouge and sung wonderfully by Ewan MacGregor (just had to get that in there because he's on list), seems appropriate to go along with our latest giveaway- Grow Love.  This fine art print is the newest original illustration by me (Pamela J. Bates) offered at Bates Mercantile Co.  The winner of this giveaway will receive an archival 8.5 x 11 art print of Grow Love. Yup, I'm already putting that new printer to work.  

Notes about the illustration:

*printed in our studio using on an Epson R3000 printer using Epson Ultra Chrome K3 Archival Pigment Inks
*printed on 8.5 x 11 Aurora Archival Natural Art Paper- lovely paper
(100% Cotton rag content, acid free, 13.5mil card weight)
*the image measures approximately 7.30" x 9.50"
*it fits perfectly in a 15" x 19" frame/mat that I picked up at Target (pictured)
*you will receive an archival print, frame is shown as only an example
*the archival inks and paper used will ensure this print lasts for 100+ years

This giveaway will run 11/10/11 until 12:00 a.m. on 11/25/11 e.s.t.

Here's what you must do to enter:

*Follow this blog (check out the right hand sidebar for ways to follow), and tell us how you're following.

*Visit Bates Mercantile Co. and tell us what your favorite item is.

(if you already 'follow' and 'like' Bates Mercantile Co. & Mercantile Muse, just say so in your comment)

Earn one extra entry for each of the following:

*Like us on Facebook, and let us know you did.

*Spread the word about this Giveaway (receive one extra entry for each way you share this giveaway):

            *Blog about

            *Tweet about

            *Tell your Facebook friends

            *Pin this on Pinterest
            *Stumble it on Stumble Upon

            *Tumble on Tumbler

Be sure to comment below to let us know how you entered (i.e. I follow via google friend, I 'Liked' you on Facebook, I blogged about and tweeted, I Pinned this giveaway, etc).

Good luck!

Take A Walk With Us

I didn't get out yesterday with the dog as I had hoped, and it's not looking good for today as there is rain coming. However, we did get out Tuesday afternoon.  We were off to the field.

It was a lovely, warm afternoon. Despite the snow we had on Halloween, Fall has blessed us with a few wonderfully warm days in a row.

Sunset Meadows

When we got to the field, the sun was already starting to go down.  It cast a lovely hue.

Nice, huh?

Reminder- if you haven't linked up your online shop or blog (if you have one), be sure to do it. Taking part of our Gotta Have It/Gotta Blog It Link Up is a fun way to reach new people for free.

Have one heck of a fantastic Thursday. Right now the windows are open (before the rain gets here), the birds are singing and there is work to be done. All is well in Stratham.

See you on the flip side.


  1. I'm following you through blogger. I like the chair notecards, the canal fine art and your shop name.

  2. LOL! thanks for liking our shop name. G and I came up with Bates Mercantile Co. together, because I wanted to be able to include lots of different things in our shop and wanted a general store sort of feel.

    Thanks for following Karen, and no worries about the button info!

  3. Following your blog now, pinned the print, & I'm about to tweet it! Thanks for this awesome give away!


  4. I am following your blog and my favorite item would have to be the grow love print; it would look absolutely fabulous in my living room :)

  5. Thanks gals!!! Appreciaate the pinning and following. You guys rock!

  6. This print is beautiful, well done! I'm already following and you're one of my Etsy favorites!

  7. So many cute print, but the "grow love" in just perfect!

  8. I follow you on GFC - I really like the monogram notecards, I would love them.
    halochanel at gmail dot com

  9. I am now a Facebook fan (kimberly Fine Wright)
    halochanel at gmail dot com

    halochanel at gmail dot com

    blogged too!!!!
    halochanel at gmail dot com

  12. Hi! I follow by email. My favorite store items are the Grow Love print and the Chevron Colorful Hello Notecards.

  13. I also liked you on facebook.

  14. I also pinned the giveaway on pinterest

  15. The email address for the 3 above Lauren H entries is bogeyboyd at gmail :) Thanks!

  16. Lauren, thanks so much for sharing and 'liking' us on facebook. Just followed you on pinterest! Are you in Idaho? My parents lived in Boise years ago, one of their many stints for Dad's job. They lived in Boise. One of my college roomies was from Twin Falls........or have I asked you this before? ;)

  17. Thank you so much for hosting the link party and the giveaway. I have shared both on Twitter! Good luck to all!

  18. Hey, Pam -- already following the blog via email, and have liked you on facebook -- just
    shared a link on my facebook wall about the giveaway...Now can I have my print please? :)

  19. Hi Pam, no I don't live in Idaho yet---but my husband and I hope to move there soon. My husband's family is there. I absolutely love the Northwest!


You comments make my day. Thanks for taking the time to visit Mercantile Muse and for commenting. I really appreciate it. ~Pam

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