July 12, 2011

Box o’ chocolates, anyone?

Well, I promised a little surprise today, so now I will deliver!  But first, a little background:

Often I wish that, 5 years ago, I knew what I know now.  I wish I knew that I would pick up a fancy camera one day and fall in love with the way it felt in my hands… and that lovely “cli-click” of the shutter as it freezes a moment in time.

I wouldn’t have wasted my time with a Communication degree, that’s for sure. 

But oh well.  It is what it is, and everything happens for a reason, I suppose.

Anyway.  It’s no secret that I love pictures.  I would love to have a little photography business on the side one day soon, and I’ve been brainstorming a name for that business for some months now.  I’ve also been thinking about opening up an Etsy shop to sell some of my better photos.

And guess what?  I did it.  Came up with a name for my future biz AND opened up an Etsy shop!!  And you guys are the first to hear about it!

So without further ado, I give you…

Etsy banner 3 copy

Etsy shop HERE.

Below are a few of the photos I sell in my shop, along with a few sets of photos I assembled and am selling for quite cheap (frames not included)!  I tried to keep everything pretty inexpensive, actually—because I know I’m really no pro yet and still have a lot to learn.  BUT, I had many of my photos printed for myself, and they really do look fabulous matted and framed!  Here are a few samples (click bolded links to go to item in shop):

{Ship on the Tigre River}

Ship on the Tigre River2

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{Ferris Wheel on the Tigre River}

Ferris Wheel on the Tigre River2

{A Cupcake a Day}

A Cupcake a Day

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{Cupcake Lovers set of 4}

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{Argentinian Grapes}

Argentinian Grapes 2

{Vino Lovers Set of 4} 

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{Peruvian White Lily}

Peruvian Lily2

{The Discerning Botanist set of 6}

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{Blue Canoe on the Tigre}

Blue Canoe on the Tigre

 

{Tigre River Boating set of 3}

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{Colorful Peruvian Yarn}

Yarn Vertical 2

{Fuzzy Llama}

Fuzzy Llama2

{Bluebonnets in Spring}

Bluebonnets in Spring

{Texas Wildflowers set of 3} 

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Please explore the shop to see the rest!  And if ya see anything you fancy, use the coupon code “freeship” before Friday to receive free shipping on your order inside the United States...

But no pressure or anything. :)

Happy Tuesday!

jennisig

105 comments:

  1. congrats darling!!! so so proud of you. you are so talented.

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  2. These are great!! Congrats!

    I find it hilarious I made a similar announcement about opening an etsy shop on my blog today {vintage clothing}. Good luck!!!!

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  3. OMG JENNI!!!!! So so so proud and happy for you!!!! I love your print so much. I love the name you chose too!! YAY!!!! See, now you can say THIS is what you do when people ask! :) <3

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  4. congrats! i've been wanting to open an etsy shop but just haven't got around to it. not sure if i ever will. but i still it is pretty cool you did!

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  5. Jenni, this is so exciting! I really love your photos. Once I move I'm certain a few will be adorning the walls of our new place. Soooo thrilled for you girl!

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  6. Awesome! Love the photos! Congrats! I would love to do something like this one day too :)

    Im sure I will be browsing your site often..may even buy :)

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  7. How exciting! I have always loved your pictures, so I'm not surprised at all...congrats!!

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  8. All beautiful shops. Best of luck to you on your newest venture!

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  9. This is so awesome! Im so proud of you girlfriend :)

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  10. Congrats muffin!!!! Yayayayay! Happy for you!

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  11. Congratulations!! Love the name!

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  12. You are sooo talented!! So glad you opened up Jenni!
    I think I need that wine lovers set (:

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  13. Congrats Jenni! I love the name you've chosen for your business! Very cute :) Much success to you lady!

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  14. Good for you, Jenni! I'm so excited for you :-)

    Isn't it a shame that we have to choose our career paths at such a young age? Perhaps the norm after HS should be to travel for a few years, THEN go to college... xo

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  15. Congrats! Way to go on pursuing your dreams!

    amy day to day

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  16. Congrats on making your dream become a reality!!! Good luck! And BEAUTIFUL photos!!!

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  17. I'm so excited for you - congrats on your new business ventures. Your pictures are amazing! (o:

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  18. So very cool! I think the name totally fits you, too. I've peeked around your Etsy shop already and I am so impressed!! Wow. Congratulations on this exciting new step!

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  19. Congrats!! This is awesome! Best of luck to you!

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  20. These are beautfiful! Yay you! Isn't it the best feeling, making something you are passionate about come to life?

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  22. I'm so with you, if only the me now knew the me then.

    Congrats though! I can't wait to go through your shop.

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  23. that's fabulous Jenni! good for you!!! I'm excited for you, plus you will have even more inspiration to keep growing in your photography, well done - they look FAB in the frames! (and out...) :)

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  24. those are pretty amazing. I am thinking that the Macchu Picchu photos will look lovely in my living room. I would love the Macchu Picchu collection. So beautiful.

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  25. Wow jenni these are awesome and so are you!! Congrats hun!! I'm going to have to buy something for sure!! Love it!

    Xoxoxo

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  26. You are talented girl!! I say follow your dream and go for it!

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  27. Congratulations Jenni, this is such exciting news!!!!

    So happy for you and can't wait to see you grow and be so successful on this journey.

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  28. Such amazing news!! Congratulations! I agree with you about wishing I knew 5 years ago what I know now. We could have made different steps to better prepare us for where we see ourselves going now. However, like you said, everything happens for a reason. Maybe we wouldn't have ended up where we are now if we knew it 5 years ago.

    Anyway, gorgeous little photos you have! I have no doubt that you'll be a hit :)

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  29. Congratulations on your Etsy shop! What beautiful photos! You are more talented that you give yourself credit for! Keep it up, woman!

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  30. So exciting! Congratulations on opening your shop! Your pictures are wonderful.

    ~Tiffany
    http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

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  31. Congratulations! This is really awesome! Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous :)

    xoxo,
    Joelle

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  32. I know I already mentioned it on twitter, but want to say that I really love your photography, and the second I find a job and have a bit of extra I am ordering a print of each! <3

    You are such an inspiration Jenni!

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  33. Your photos are gorgeous! Congrats! How exciting!

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  34. Congrats on starting up! The first step is always the hardest and most nervewracking. I hope all the best for you and your new adventure!

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  35. Congratulations on your lovely shop! The photographs are gorgeous, and once I move I'm definitely going to order a few prints to hang near my new vanity :)

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  36. so cute! I am a new follower! You have an amazing blog! I can't wait to read more!

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  37. You are amazing and I'm so happy for you!!

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  38. Congratulations on opening your Etsy store! I like the name (a little Forrest Gump!) and I wish you all the best of luck. Your photos are beautiful and I think it makes sense to on the one hand acknowledge you're not yet a pro but also be savvy about commercial opportunities.

    I'll go check out the store now!

    Blessings,
    This Good Life

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  39. Congratulations Jenni! Someone already beat me to it... but I was going to say love that name (Forest Gump inspired?). Now I keep saying to myself "Jen-nay!".

    Love, love, love the photos... I'm taking a peek at your Etsy shop now. I think I'm in love with that 'Perfect Peach Zinnia'.

    So glad you took the big step of opening an Etsy shop!

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  40. Congrats! Congrats! You photos look great. Such an awesome variety.

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  41. Oh I just LOVE the vino lovers and the texas wildflowers! Definitely book marking in my etsy to come back to... thinking i just MIGHT need the vino lovers for my dining room!

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  42. These are awesome!!! Totally buying some of these to display oh so proudly in my home :)

    I'm with you about knowing then what I know now. Except I'm still trying to figure out what to do with my life...woe is me!

    You have a gift that is for sure

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  43. That's awesome Jenni! Congratulations! Your photos are awesome...I'm liking me the cupcake one.

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  44. HOW LOVELY! You're such an inspiration, girllie!!

    ~Mel

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  45. Oh Jenni, congratulations!!!!! I remember myself, 3-4 years ago teaching myself to manually operate my dslr and completely falling in love with photography. I'm in my second year of business, and its been nothing short of amazing. Difficult and challenging and fabulous all rolled up into one. If you ever need advice, feel free to contact me. And in the meantime, I will be cheering you on from the sidelines!!! (p.s. - my bachelors in political science was pretty much useless as well, although I did love my columbia experience!!)

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  46. Fabulous pictures, pretty girl! Way to go :) So happy for you!!

    xoxo

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  47. Yay! Good for you! I am a fairly new follower and just love your blog! Anyway, excited for you and your new venture. I lOVE the canoe picture. Great photos!
    Abbey
    www.airplanesandpianokeys.com

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  48. Oh, you are great Jenni :)! Did I mention that you are a great photographer yesterday? I was so close to your secret, LOL.

    The pictures are great, great artist.

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  49. Brilliant idea! I love all the pictures you post... and that 'wine lovers' set is perfect... hmmm, I might have to take a trip on over to your shop :)

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  50. This is so amazing Jenni! Congrats and all the best! I have been thinking about etsy shop myself too for my knitting. (Again you will say we are somewhat similar!) But there are just some technicalities beyond my control, and I hope they get sorted out soon! I am going over to your shop now! :)

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  51. Congrats, Jenni!! You are one talented chica!!! :)

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  52. Congratulations!! This is very exciting!

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  53. I'm so proud of you, Jenni! I know you will be successful. Your photography is beautiful!

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  54. This is so, so exciting! I'm off to check out your Etsy shop, but if you happen to have any photos of Hyacinths or daffodils, I would love to see them :)

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  55. YAYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!! Gorgeous photos!! So proud of you for following your (new) dreams! (And not a total waste of a degree, you can PR yourself to riches :)

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  56. So glad you decided to take the leap of faith! I just opened my Etsy shop about a year ago and it has been one of the most fulfilling things I have ever done for MYSELF. Enjoy the ride.

    PS. Love, love, love the cupcake pics!

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  57. What an absolutely awesome name!! Your pictures are so great. I love that you took the leap and put them up to sell. They are beautiful and I think you'll do wonderful!!

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  58. Congratulations, Jenni! I am so proud of you - your shop will do fantastic, I am sure! Your photography really is beautiful...keep at it and before you know it, you'll have your photography business up and running, quickstyle! :)

    I'm loving the cupcake photos...darn you and your sweets!

    xo

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  59. Awesome idea girl! You have talent!

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  61. Congrats! Taking a leap of faith will always pay off in the end!

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  62. I can so relate! I've been not-so-patiently awaiting the day I can buy my first digital SLR. I majored in journalism, and have been in love with photography, especially black/white darkroom photos, ever since. I hope to start an Etsy shop and/or business someday soon too. In the meantime, I'm going to browse your shop. You really have an eye for detail. Beautiful!

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  63. Congrats!!! That's such a great step for you. I love the photos :)

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  64. way to live your dream! so happy for you right now!

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  65. Congrats on the shop, Jenni! Your photos are gorgeous!

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  66. You are crazy talented. Good for you for going with your heart and doing something that you love! I wish I had gone a different direction with college as well but oh well. Thugs happen for a reason and we all end up where we're supposed to be eventually! Sometimes it just takes a little longer than we'd like :)

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  67. Congratulations!!! So so excited for you, Jenni!! And I just love the name!

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  68. Congrats Jenni! How exciting.. and your photos look amazing framed. Are all of those in your house?

    That lily is to die for...

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  69. I'm so excited for you and I will surely be buying something from your shop in the near future! Woo!

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  70. I love the name!! The pictures are great too..you're very talented!

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  71. I love the yarn ball photo and the name of it :)

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  72. Hello, Mrs. Talented! Headed to Etsy right now!

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  73. The canoe, that yarn, those cupcakes... looks amazing!

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  74. These are such beautiful photos! Kudos to you for making this happen and doing what you love. I think we all wish we could have not wasted time on certain degrees and paths but you are so right.. It happens for a reason!

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  75. WOW -- so {happy} for you! i am sure you are ecstatic! yeah 5 years ago, i really do wish i knew what i know now. things may have been a little bit easier in the long run -- but i guess that's part of life {like you said}.

    i love your photos -- so unique! you are so talented with the camera Jenni! :] i am currently trying to teach myself how to use a camera, even though it is not a SLR just yet, it is a nicer point & shoot -- but MAN do i get frustrated! ha im gonna keep plugging away!

    but super excited to see more photos! Congrats again!

    www.myunrehearsedlifetheblog.blogspot.com



    July 12, 2011 9:29 AM

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  76. Congratulations! One of the biggest attractions of your blog was the fabulous pictures that you always posted.. just loved them.

    I'm a beginner when it comes to photography and boy, I really do regret not picking up a camera earlier on :/

    So happy for you!

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  77. JENNI! Oh my goodness I am so excited for you. This is such a genius idea and I know you will take off with it. Your photos are beautiful, that COMS degree was good for somethin' ;)

    I just love seeing how you've grown and developed since our little outing in Austin. Whether I end up there or not, I must see you on my next visit down!!

    xx
    Marissa
    www.stylecusp.com

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  78. Awesome! Your shop's name always makes me think of Forrest Gump. Greatest movie ever. :)

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  79. So excited for you Jenni! I know photography is a big passion of yours, so I'm glad your reaching for the stars and accomplishing those dreams. :)

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  80. What a wonderful accomplishment. I love seeing people following their dreams. It's truly inspiring for a person like me, who eventually wants to start a side business. A big congratulations to you!

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  81. You are a great photographer and I wish you all the success in the world!

    Emily http://www.mywordsinterestslife.blogspot.com

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  82. Congratulations, Jenni! You are indeed talented, and I love looking at your pictures. You will do great, I just know it!

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  83. LOVE this! I just bought the llama picture for my best friend, she loves llamas :) I can't wait until I move into my new apartment so I can buy the cupcake set for my kitchen! Congrats!!!

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  84. your photography is beautiful! i love the first one! hope you are having a lovely day! xoxo danielle

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  85. These photos are gorgeous! My personal favorites are the ship & blue canoe on the Tigre! Congrats & best of luck!

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  86. I had no idea when you said you had news, that it is an Etsy shop!! Whoo-hoo! That is amazing, and I love the name you chose! Such a great name.
    I'll defintely be getting something from your store soon!! Congrats Jenni!!

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  87. that's so exciting! good for you! : ) I am in love with the cup cake pictures. they would look perfect in my kitchen ... humm ... I do have a birthday coming up soon : )

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  88. Congrats on the new venture!!! Can't wait to check it out :)
    -Linh

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  89. You're amazing. I love all your photos! So proud of you for going for it, girlie!! oxox

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  90. This is so awesome that you are following your dream! As SOON as I get my little office set up, I am buying the set of cupcakes pictures.

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  91. somehow I missed this post yesterday!!! =(
    CONGRATULATIONS!! Your photos are gorgeous! How very exciting =)

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  92. Congratulations!!! That is amazing!!! and the photos look DIVINE!!

    I'm a new follower :)

    XOXO


    www.allabouttwenties.blogspot.com

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  93. You took all of these??? Holy crap!

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  94. Wow! This is So exciting! forgive me for my tardiness I realize this post was a few days ago... but I just wanted to say Congrats!!

    Good luck with everything! I know you will be fabulous in where ever life leads you!

    Sabrina Says

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  95. OMG!!! Jenni, your pictures are incredible!! Congratulations!! SO proud of you! Photography is truly your calling!

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  96. I was on holidays and missed this big announcement! so reading back on my missed posts... i have to stop and say CONGRATS! this is a big deal and the photos are great. Love how you showed sets framed too- that was very effective. Wishing you success with your shop, Jenni!
    xo
    Lauren

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  97. I love the Vino lovers set!! Could I order those in black and white?! It would look great in our kitchen!

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