Monday, April 16, 2012

1-800-Flowers.com Vase Expressions {Review & Giveaway}

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While there are a lot of great holidays throughout the year, there is a particular one that is very, very important coming up soon. The one that celebrates the most important woman in all of our lives: Mom.

Mother's Day falls on the second Sunday in May, meaning this May 13th moms should be treated a little more special than the other 365 days in 2012 (although really, it's in my opinion that moms should be on a pedestal every single day... but I guess I might be just slightly biased).

So, as well as treating Mom with a little extra kindness, love and respect, what is the most common way to show her that you care? With a great gift, of course! While the classics — cards, flowers, jewelry and more — never go out of style, it is pretty much a guaranteed hit if you can find something that will show Mom your appreciation for her while at the same time warming her heart.

This year, I have already discovered just the thing: Vase Expressions from 1-800-Flowers.com.

Vase Expressions

When it comes to finding a personalized, beautiful and memorable Mother's Day gift, 1-800-Flowers.com has long been an expert. While I was already familiar with their ability to provide the finest selection of beautiful flowers and gifts perfect for every occasion, the introduction of their new Vase Expressions caught my eye immediately.

Created with a few clicks of the mouse, Vase Expressions are made by simply choosing your favorite image from your photo library, uploading it along with an optional message and picking the gorgeous floral arrangement (red roses, multicolored roses or tulips) to accompany it. It couldn't be much easier than that... and the results? Simply stunning.

Within minutes of seeing the purple box from 1-800-Flowers.com waiting at my door, I had it in and torn open.

flower delivery

After admiring how well-packed and safe the flowers as well as the vase were, I had them out, set up and displayed. 

All while sporting a huge smile on my face.

1-800-flowers Vase Expressions review

Is there any way to make a mom happier than with an adorable image of her children?

The combination of one of my favorite photos of Big Sister E and Little Sister B with my favorite flower, tulips, has caused me to stop and stare at this Vase Expressions display each day since its arrival to love it a little more. Although I knew that this unique gift idea would be a one-of-a-kind keepsake, I just had no idea that it would turn out so great.

The simple, straight vase provides the clean lines and modern look that is a great background to the photo itself, which is printed with waterproof technology and lined inside the glass.

waterproof photograph

The colors in the photo are just as bright and vivid as the original and I adore seeing these two smiling faces looking out alongside the beautiful and cheery tulips.

Mother's Day gift

Even better, as the days have passed, the multicolored tulips have bloomed more and more, resulting in an overall beautiful presentation. What more could I ask for?

Mother's Day flowers

While the Vase Expressions collection is absolutely perfect for Mother's Day, these custom vases would also be a big hit for any number of other occasions — birthdays, weddings, new babies, graduation... the options are limitless as long as you have a photo (or logo) and a desire to make someone's day!

Retailing between $39.99 and $49.99 (depending on which flowers you select), a Vase Expressions personalized gift is a unique, creative, beautiful way to show your recipient you care with something meaningful that they will love. Even though the flowers will eventually wilt away, the vase itself will last long after the holiday has passed and continue to provide the same feeling of joy.

Thanks to the generosity of 1-800-Flowers.com, one person will be able to provide that happiness for their mom (or themselves!) this Mother's Day, because...

One lucky person will win a $50 gift card to 1-800-Flowers.com so that they can order their very own Vase Expressions!

flowers giveaway

(Enter with the Rafflecopter form below - if you don't see the form, click here! If you have any problems entering, there is a video tutorial found here that can help.)


a Rafflecopter giveaway

A big thank you to 1-800-Flowers.com for providing a Vase Expressions for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

278 comments:

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myfolly said...

I love the Modern Embrace™ Pastel Rose and Lily Cube

Wanda McHenry
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suburban prep said...

I love the Sentimental Garden

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Cindy said...

timeless tulips

JMF said...

I love tulips so it would be timeless tulips. Thanks for the chance to win:)

apple blossom said...

love tea cup "Thanks-a-latte"

BTW love rafflecopter makes entering easier and less time consuming and Biggest + keeps track of my entries all I have to do is put in my name and it'll let me know if I've entered.



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J @ IHeart-Motherhood said...

Garden of Grandeur is my favorite!

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Jennifer Van Dahm said...

Sentimental Garden!
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~The Bargain Babe from *Zucchini Summer Blog* said...

LOTSA LOVE HAPPYBIRTHDAY

Rusthawk said...

I like the Exotic Breeze™ Orchids, 15-30 Stems.

mywildcrazylife said...

Grand Gardenia™ is my favorite! I love Gardenias and hydrangeas!
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Mama Swears said...

I think Everlasting Love is my favorite and most beautiful floral arrangement from 1-800-FLOWERS

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judy gardner said...

garden of grandeur

SueZH said...

How I love flowers! Ill take Basket of Sunshine please.

Mysharona said...

I like the brandy rose .

Tanya M said...

So hard to choose one...
I like Birds Nest Basket of Roses. It looks so Spring-y!

LissaDora said...

Tower of Love Bouquet with Votive and Chocolate

ColleenMarie82 said...

I like the Vintage Blooming Gardenia

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mummytotwoboys said...

I really like the Fields of Romance European arrangement

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Krystle Smith said...

I love Magnificent Pink Rose & Lily

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Tammy1409 said...

Love the Welcome Spring Garden

Sherl Bastien said...

Exotic Pink Roses, 12-24 Stems + Free Vase

Laurel said...

I like the Pink Lemonade Bouquet.
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wigget said...

i love the Magnificent Pink Rose & Lily arrangement

Unknown said...

i like the A Ray of Sunshine bouquet

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Maija M said...

Thanks-a-Latte is adorable! Maija pinkmaija (at) yahoo dot com

Amber said...

I think the Garden of Grandeur is my favorite arrangement!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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B. Wilson said...

sangria bouquet

peg42 said...

My favorite is the Midnight Frost Bouquet
Thanks so much
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adf said...

I love the thanks a latte

Crystal said...

I like the Elegant Elixr!

Jessica T. said...

I like the Welcome Spring Garden arrangement.

Vanessa Coker said...

I love the Passion for Purple Roses one.

V. Ramsey said...

Simple Sophistication is so beautiful

susan1215 said...

I like the Midnight Frost Bouquet

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susan1215 said...

I like the Midnight Frost Bouquet

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mkjmc said...

I love the magical Moonlight~

Brenda I said...

Exotic Breeze Orchids!

Kia89 said...

I like the Spectacular Spring Tulips.
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jessica said...

my favorite is Rose Elegance™ Premium Long Stem Red Roses

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Kathy Rambousek said...

I love the Sentimental Surprise bouquet

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Lyndsey said...

I like Birdhouse of Blooms

Taquito said...

Magnificent Pink Rose & Lily

TheresaJenkins said...

Make Lemonade™ in a Vase

Amy Green said...

Flowers for Mother's Day are the perfect gift! Amycrocker76@aol.com

Carrie Phelps said...

I love the Vintage Blooming Gardenia.

Ravyn Jazper-Hawke said...

Fanciful Tulip and Iris Bouquet is my favorite :)

Lynn H said...

I love tulips...so anything tulip...timeless tulips would be really nice!

Melissa Shirley said...

I like the Magnificent Pink Rose & Lily
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shirley fin said...

brandy rose

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KIM CRAWFORD said...

TIMELESS TULIPS IS BEAUTIFUL!

Amy Z said...

The Beautiful Blue Phalaenopsis Orchid is definitely the most beautiful of all.

Julie W said...

Simple Sophistication

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Heidi said...

I love the Sweet Baby Boy Arrangement. Thanks.
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Lane Mahnke said...

I love Garden of Grandeur.

Ashley said...

I love the yellow tulips in pitcher

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wildcat32 said...

My favorite is the Warm Sunset Bouquet.

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Diane A said...

I just love the Fields of Europe for Spring!

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Anonymous said...

A ray of sunshine !!

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Sarah G. said...

Sunflower Lover's Bouquet™

royalegacy said...

I like the Timeless tulips.
Danielle S

Sarah said...

The Sangria Bouquet is beautiful!

coriwestphal said...

Oh I think the Modern Pink Cymbidium Orchids is beautiful!

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Kristy Thiel said...

i love the thanks a latte! thanks for hosting!

kyl neusch said...

the Spectacular Spring Tulips.

crystletellerday said...

passion for purple roses crystletellerday@yahoo.com

carol said...

love all flowers, but I think the
Birthday Flower Cake Pastel is cute

PAIGE said...

I love the Field of Spring.
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debijackson said...

midnight frost bouquet

LORI WOLFE said...

Love Garden Splendier! Beautiful.
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sweepmom said...

I like the Thanks-A-Latte™ bouquet.

llinda29 said...

I like Rose and Tulip Bouquet

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the stargazer lily bouquet in vase

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Lynda Del. said...

I love the Sentimental Garden!
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Leann said...

I like Mothers Devotion! chefl@swbell.net

Anonymous said...

I like the Big Bear with Roses bouquet

Melissa said...

my favorite might be everlasting love!

Karli said...

I like elegant elixir.
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Tracey said...

I like the Birthday Flower Cake® Pastel.
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JSweeps said...

I love the Timeless Tulips!

Christine Jessamine said...

i love the Modern Embrace Pink Rose & Lily Cube!!!

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mogrill said...

I like the make lemonade arrangement.
Thanks for the chance.
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Terri C. McMillan said...

Love the Spring Tulips

Shelly said...

I like the springs blooming watering can with purple flowers in it

Erin Rok said...

I really love the Thanks-A-Latte floral arrangement, the pinks are so pretty

Cari said...

I love the Timeless Tulips piece. Tulips are my favorite and these almost look like they're from a painting!

kellyr78 said...

I Like the Vintage Blooming Gardenia
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The Mommy said...

The signature purple tulips are lovely.

Elisse Jo Goldstein-Clark said...

I Love the Spring Rose & Peruvian Lily Bouquet! http://ww10.1800flowers.com/product.do?baseCode=100545&dataset=10181&cm_cid=d10181

Bunny B said...

love the English Country Garden Roses
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Monica said...

Loving the signature purple tulips, they're my fav!

captainliss40 said...

I love the Enchanting Tulip Bouquet. captainlisss40(at)gmail(dot)com

Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

azela bonsai

Maryea said...

Basket of Love

Amy V said...

country garden roses!

LaurKnotter said...

Sentimental Garden!

Kristen said...

I like the Thanks A Latte bouquet.

Nicole Larsen said...

My favorite is the Lavender Dreams bouquet

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Daisy said...

Fields of Europe™ bouquet

Meaghan F. said...

I like the Vintage Blooming Gardenia.

clynsg said...

I like the Magical Moonlight arrangement.

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Jasmean Lemons said...

Azalea Bonsai is so pretty my mom would love it.

mverno said...

i like the lavender dreams arrangement
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Rachel said...

I love the Azalea Bonsai!

elizabeth p said...

I like the Modern Embrace. I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

The Crazy Gengler Boys said...

i like the timeless tulips aggiegrad02@gmail.com

lyndsey said...

Fields of Europe™ Romance

Sippy Cup Mom said...

I love the Field of Europe!

Crazylicious85 said...

I like It's Your Day Bouquet® Happy Birthday, beautiful flowers!

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Elizabeth Ehlen said...

Love modern elegance

Hotsnotty2 said...

I love the Sentimental Surprise™

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slehan said...

Thanks-A-Latte™
Thanks for the contest.

kelley said...

I love the modern elegance :)

Michele P. said...

the Lavender Dreams is really pretty.

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Phoenix said...

Rose Elegance is beautiful, as are many of the other arrangements.

Nd said...

Fields of Europe

sksweeps said...

I love the Fanciful Tulip and Iris Bouquet

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crankyyanky1 said...

I think the a-DOG-able® in a Basket is adorable

Angie said...

The White Daisy Basket is my very favorite!

Chelsea Saulpaugh said...

My favorite is the Blue Hawaiian Floral Margarita.

Karen said...

LOVE the Modern Embrace™ Pastel Rose and Lily Cube :)

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lesaelizabeth said...

I love any arrangement with Lillies

Jennifer said...

I like all the ones with roses.....and the Blue Hawaiian Floral Margarita

Terra H. said...

Perfectly Pink Spring Tulips, 20 Stems
Thanks
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Nikki said...

I like the Hydrangea in Mosaic Planter arrangement for Spring, just because :) ngiraldi at gmail dot com

Anissa said...

I like Lavender Beauty.

Tanya M said...

I like Spring Cottage Birdhouse. How cute is that?

Michelle said...

My favorite is the Precious Pink Azalea. Thanks for the chance to win!
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Stacey said...

I like the Fresh Flower Flip Flop in the Spring collection

ChosenToBeFree said...

I love the Magnificent Pink Rose and Lily.

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BigGoalieDan said...

I love the Sentimental Garden

garygreen said...

I would love to win this prize.

Courtney B said...

sangria bouquet

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dfraley3 said...

Fields of Europe™ in Green Tin Planter
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Geraldine Sandoval said...

I LOVE the French Countryside, the blue and yellow flowers go perfect together.
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Audra said...

I love the Make Mom's Day Bouquet

Rebecca O said...

I like the English Country Garden Roses. bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

Marisa M said...

I love the Shades of Pink and Red arrangement!

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Anonymous said...

Tulips and mother's day - always.

Jennifer T. said...

My favorite is the Mother's Day Rose and Peruvian Lily Bouquet.
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bitt said...

fields of europe

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Cassie said...

I love the Fanciful Tulip and Iris Bouquet.

won said...

Love the Passion for Purple Roses.

emeraldmaz said...

I love the Precious Pink Azalea

jenmalonee said...

I love the Make Lemonade™ in a Vase

Jennifer Marie

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polly said...

i like their make lemonade in a pitcher bouquet
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Debi H. said...

Love the Mother’s Embrace™ bouquet
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Mama Zen said...

I love the Modern Embrace™ Pink Rose & Lily Cube!

Maureen G said...

I think the Fields of Europe in the rectangular vase is a truly beautiful arrangement.

Wise Owl Designs said...

I love the Charming Rose Garden

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sohamolina said...

Modern Embrace™ Pink Rose & Lily Cube

daivabaum said...

Fields of Europe™ for Spring
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Kendal said...

vintage blooming gardenia

Gina @ MoneywiseMoms said...

Mom's Favorite Tulips

Kara G. said...

Mommy's time out flowers

sparkedcat said...

I like the Garden of Grandeur bouquet.

Pat said...

My favorite is It's All About You arrangement.
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Cinderella10383 said...
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Cinderella10383 said...

I love the Mother’s Embrace™ roses and Orchid's

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Shelly Peterson said...

I like the Stunning Red Rose and White Calla Lily's

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Giveaway Gal said...

Fields of Europe Romance

Ehsumner2 said...

I like the thanks a latte!

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Kathryn said...

I like the tulips.

Yvonne Woodstock said...

I especially like the MAMA PAWS and the CUPCAKE in BLOOM

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Alexis G said...

I love the Exotic Breeze Orchids!

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Leah Baird said...

I love Mother’s Embrace.
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Hoa said...

I love the Reflections of Love arrangement.

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Salleefur/Jesselyn/Jesster said...

My two most favorite favorites are the "Sophisticated Elegance Calla Lilies" and the "Zen Orchid Dish Garden."

(Jesselyn A/Jesstinger)
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Stefanie Elysse Hurtado said...

I love the Balinese Orchid Basket!

Cheri said...

Love the Fields of Europe bouquet!suilecpep at hotmail dot com

Tamar said...

I like the Lenox® Crystal Vase with Rose & Lily Bouquet.

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dario moniz said...

my favorite is Mother’s Embrace™

Carolyn said...

I like the Vintage Blooming Gardenia bouquet

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Rebecca W. said...

The Sorbet Roses

Wendy Rozema said...

my favorite is the Mother's Embrace

A. said...

My favorite is the rose and peruvian
lilly bouquet.

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sherylssg said...

My favorite would be Lavender Dreams.

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Kathy Davis said...

My favorite arrangement is the Sweet Baby Girl Arrangement.
My 1st grand baby is due this summer.
Kathy Davis
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AStarrA said...

Azalea Bonsai

Princess Golden Hair said...

I love the Mother's Embrace bouquet

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wilma2389 said...

Midnight Frost Bouquet would be my pick

clenna said...

Favorite: Elegant Wishes

KPort207 said...

mothers devotion

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Deb said...

I love the Mommy's Time Out™ arrangement.

shirley H said...

I like the Fields of Europe™ Romance




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mstoolman173 said...

I like the Exotic Breeze™ Orchids
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Laurie said...

Everlasting Love

kyonac1 said...

I love the modern enchantment bouquet.
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Christy said...

I like the Make Mom's Day™ Bouquet

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Helen Stockwell said...

I love Spring Tulips

jjemison said...

Timeless tulips

Robin T said...

Regal Red Rose

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Daniel M said...

i like the Azalea Bonsai - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Debbie C said...

My favorite is Pink Perfection.

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thscar said...

I would pick Mother's Embrace.

MizVickik said...

Mommy's Time Out! Thanks! (Miz Vickik)

Nikki T said...

The Spring Sorbet Roses, 18 Stems is my favorite!!
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TonyaHopkins said...

On form as Tonya E and I like the 100 blooms of spring

bbrittbrat1398 said...

I love the spring sorbet roses!
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texaslady22 said...

I love Welcome Spring Garden!

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