Introducing Zinnia Designs {and a giveaway}

Happy Friday!
How’s everyone’s week been? Mine started a little crazy, but is ending on an upswing {hurray}.

You take the good, you take the bad …
and there you have the facts of life, the facts of life …
{How many of you wanted to go to boarding school and have Edna Garrett take care of you? Oh how I thought that would be SO fun. Especially when they got the bakery … have I lost you yet?}

Moving on …

So, you know how I’ve been talking {on and on and on} about handmade holidays, yes? Well I hope you’re not sick of it because I have more to share. Even if I didn’t have a shop full of handmade goodies, I would still want to make handmade, buy handmade and gift handmade for the holidays. I just think it says a lot give a gift that so much though and time and love went into.

I love finding and supporting other handmade artisans.
I can’t remember how I discovered Zinnia Designs on Etsy, but I’m sure glad I did. Tanya has the cutest ceramics that make adorable gifts.

I gifted this small ‘xo’ bowl to my bestie and she uses it to hold her rings in her bathroom.

A few weeks ago I was ‘window’ shopping and spotted the mini dish with the aqua bicycle. GAH! I immediately thought of the recent mug rug I had made and what a cute pair they would make ;). A match made in handmade heaven {tee hee}.

Tanya sweetly sent one to me to review and just as I suspected, it was even cuter in person. It is the perfect size to sit on the mug rug and hold your tea bag, right next to your cuppa’ tea and cookies.

{COS – These cookies. Do you know about these cookie? Maple leaf shortbread cookies from Costco? If you like maple stay far, far away. You’ve been warned. Don’t blame me when your pants start to feel a little snug, k?}

How cute would it be to grab a set of mug rug/coffee sets & add {4} mini dishes from Zinnia Designs to create 4 incredibly thoughtful, hand picked gifts?!
{I may or may not be doing this for a few special people I know … shhhhh}

Take a peek at these adorable {personalize-able} holiday items just listed::

Well happy Friday to YOU because Tanya is giving away one of her mini dishes & I’m going to sweeten the giveaway and make you a custom mug rug to go with your dish.

To enter, please take a minute to visit Zinnia Designs and leave a comment with your favorite item.
That’s it … easy peasy.
For additional enteries {please leave a comment for each}:: Share, Tweet or Blog about this giveaway.

Winner to be chosen next Wednesday, October 25th.

{Legal Schmeagal:: Zinnia Designs did give me a mini dish in exchange for a review post. However, all opinions and statements are my own.}


  1. Love them ALL but especially the TOoth Fairy dishes!!!!

  2. I love the mini dishes for tea bags, perfect for my mom, and totally want to give everyone in my family personalized snowman ornaments!

  3. so many cute dishes…but i really love the round dish with red flower.

  4. That bicycle is fabulous! My favorite is the small dish with eh horseshoe, my sister is a farrier – christmas present anyone!? – thanks for the chance!

  5. LOVING the Happy Birthday plate!

  6. So many cute dishes! It’s hard to choose one. The bird house dishes are really cute though.

  7. I am immensely in love with the mini dish with the cherry on it!!
    What a sweet giveaway :)

  8. The Birthday plate,the family tree.The magnets—-UMMM they are all so darn darling to me;)

  9. What a sweet shop! I love the Paris soap dish!

  10. Oh goodness, SO CUTE! Love the diamond ring dish & the little birdhouse dish. :)

  11. I love the small custom oval monogrammed dishes!

  12. Shared on Facebook!

  13. I love her little cupcake magnets (although, I suspect that if I had children I would love the tooth fairy dishes. adorable)!

  14. i love the bicycle dish! so cute!

  15. My fav mini dish is the red heart. It’s so simple & so stinkin’ cute! Thanks for the chance to win…

  16. I shared your giveaway on Facebook. :)

  17. Hey! What a lovely Etsy-store! I loved the work! But most the “Be My Love Ring Bearer Dish”. I am so romantic, would fit perfect! So please pick me!

  18. I like the mini dish with the blue bird! I would give it to my Mom because she normally uses her tea bags at least twice before throwing them away!

  19. She does have some cute things…I couldn’t see where to leave a comment, but I love:
    the oval bowl with the green tree, AND the glass with a blue star, AND the pendant AND the baby name plate for the wall. Thanks

  20. p.s. and I love your mug rug! I am not just sayin’ it, I do! :)

  21. I love them all, but would like on with a monogram H on it.

  22. Cute dishes! I love the pink flowers!

  23. I’d have to say that my favorite is the small oval dish bride and groom, but if I could I’d have my wedding date on it and all in my wedding color if possible. Those are pretty cool!!

    Thanks for the share!!

  24. Blogged!

  25. Such sweet dishes! My sister would really love the personalized ring dish with the initials. She takes her ring off all the time and that would be such a cute place to keep it. I love the bicycles too :)

  26. Cute dishes! I love the pink flowers!

  27. Also posted on Facebook!
    Sorry my last comment posted itself twice.

  28. The round dish with the bumblebee is adorable!!!!

  29. I hear you on the week — I started off with the worst head cold I’ve had in years — but seem to be on the mend (finally!) Love Zinnia Designs — so cute! I’m torn between the zip code piece and the family tree. Great ideas!

  30. I love the mini dish with the little aqua birdie, so cute! It would be adorable with your happy little mug rug! I’m feeling inspired to do a little Christmas shopping! :)

  31. Ooo all so pretty! I’m especially liking the small dishies with flowers. Any of them. :)

  32. I LOVE the santa cookies plate. Super cute stuff!

  33. So many cute things! I love the red heart and the green fern. What a great giveaway!

  34. I love the round dish with the blue chickadee. So cute!

  35. So many cute things, but I just love the small round dish with the pink sprig of flowers. Perfect ring/watch holder.

  36. I love the garden markers! If I had a family, I would love the Santa’s cookie dish.

  37. I think it’s a toss up between the bicycle mini dish and the red heart one.

  38. I like the XO plate…simple but oh so cute!

  39. Love the family tree. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway.

  40. i love the red birdhouse! (love your mug rug, btw!)

  41. I love the mug rugs

  42. What a great giveaway! I love the double heart design w/ initials. Thanks for the chance!

  43. oh i love them all but i love that little xo dish the best!

  44. I really like the snowman and the mini bowl with the bicycle. They are all so cute.

  45. Love the birthday dishes! Oh so cute!

  46. I love the birthday dishes — oh my!!!

  47. I love the small oval dish with the heart key. Also, your new blog design looks great!

  48. I would take the personalized ceramic dish with the ring and initials for my wedding band :)

  49. I tweeted! @KnittyBitties has a really great giveaway going on for Zinnia Designs!…

  50. Anonymous says:

    I love the snowman ornament.

  51. I love the custome small oval dish. Her designs are so pretty.

  52. all you have to do is leave a comment with your favorite item … that’s too hard! they are all so adorable. i saw so many i would love to have and/or give.
    i saw one that’d be cute for sister (the horseshoe), i love the cross, the wedding ring would be perfect for a bridal shower gift, and the little bird could easily be matched up with one of your mug rugs.
    thanks for sharing this etsy shop with us!
    and i love the new look to your site.
    enjoy your weekend!

  53. i love the one with the little heart/arrow and the initials. they are all so stinking cute though!!!!

  54. tweet tweet. :)

  55. My fave is the Personalized Mini Dish with Double Heart Design and Initials. Too cute!

    sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

  56. I love the mini horseshoe dish! so cute!! the brown one is the one I would choose. thanks!!

  57. I love all of her items, they are so pretty! I especially love the Small Oval Dish with Bride and Groom, they are perfect wedding gifts :)

    Thank you both for such a sweet giveaway!

  58. Such an adorable giveaway. I loved so many of the items, but especially this one: Small Yellow House with Home Sweet Home.

    And hey – if I win, you have GOT to include some of those cookies with the giveaway. After all, I can’t start that new cookie addiction. Cuz you know, if they’re part of the giveaway, it’s not my fault, right?? HA!

  59. Hi sweets! LOVE your new blog look!! And I love my dish from here that you gave me last Christmas. I think the bicycle is my new fav on this post. :)


  60. Argh! I think I lost my post! Anyway, I said I love the mini dishes but I really looove your new blog design! Super cute! Hope all is well!!

  61. Love the mini dish with the cute aqua birdie!!!

  62. I like the little cherry dish and the monogrammed ones :)

  63. I like Round Dish with Blue Chickadee)
    redalepou at yahoo dot com
    GFC: Lulu

  64. I tweeted about the giveaway:!/LuluFleg/status/128461324073185280
    redalepou at yahoo dot com

  65. Oh, that Santa plate is adorable, but of the other offerings in your shop, I loved the cupcake magnets.

  66. So many cute things! Really love the dishes with the dogs…to cute! Great colors in your mug rug…

  67. Oh, what lovely creations! I like them all! lol But, I love the bicycle plate the very best. I’ll be 63 in Dec., and I just took up cycling with my 67 year old husband. We are having a ball!
    The darling little plate would be a perfect place to put my treats after our rides.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

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