Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Good Morning Friends.....we are sooo excited to begin filling up our mystery box for the big winner.  Benny our friend needs all the help he can get to get rid of the bad "C" that he has and it costs alot of monies to do that.  Everyone here in Blogville has been helping in any way that they can so we came up with this mystery box filled with items you can only find in IOWA.   Wesa really sorry but the box is to little to put a pig in there for sure!!!!  Ummmm bacon...oh...okay I am digressing.   Anyway without further adooo here is our first item, along with a blurp about the ARTIST.

(Ignore that date, we can't get it off the pictures for some reason)  Isn't this a beautiful little dish.  In the center of the pottery is a imprint made from Queen Anne's Lace that grows wild along our ditches in the country.

 This artist name is Betty Printy and here is a bit of her story.She is most well known for her signature line of Queen Anne’s Lace pottery, developed about 1986. She operates a studio and production shop which includes wheel thrown, hand built slab work, and slip cast objects located in Bentonsport, Iowa. She has done workshops and demonstrations of wheel thrown pottery in Bentonsport and throughout Southeast Iowa for many years. In 1989 she developed an interest in the Raku process and has given workshops in Raku and maintains a line of beautiful one of a kind Raku pottery pieces in her Gallery. She has operated, along with her husband Bill, Iron & Lace, a pottery and weaving studio and Blacksmith Shop for the last twenty years.

We will also include a brochure about Bentonsport where Betty has her shop. 

Remember if you want into this raffle just let my mom know on her email simpson_longatyahoodotcom or send her a message  on her blog.  We know $10 is alot of monies but folks this box will be worth it.  We are gonna put some food items from our local Dutchman's store that is found in the village of Cantril also, just all kinds of things.  The raffle will offically be over a on August 23 rd with us announcing the winner on that day.  We will pay for the shipping cost to the winner.  We are sorry but only our friends in the USA can enter cos of the postage...dangit!!!!

Please will you post this on your blogs cos we would like to get the word out for sure!!!  Thank you guys so much.

So far we have heard from Frankie and Ernie...they paid their $10 through Go Fund Me, you can do that or send mom the monies.  Sorry MOM doesn't have a paypal.  
Stella Rose


  1. Wow, what a beautiful bowl. We are very grateful, thank you
    Benny & Lily

  2. What a beautiful bowl! We just went to gofundme and made our $10 donation for the raffle. Mom will make sure to mention your raffle in our next post
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  3. OMD OMD..... that is such a LOVELY Bowl. We come from a Potter Background here in S.E. Ohio. Our mom knows how to THROW on a WHEEL.... Not an easy thingy to LEARN..
    OMD that Queen Ann's Lace is so Pretty.. We have that here too... and LOVE it... if you break it you will smell CARROTS.. and the blossoms are so delicate... MOM says even though they are considered WEEDS... she won't cut them off. the artist really captured the beauty of the flower and the Charm of the Clay.
    THIS is a super thingy.. and IT alone would be worth the $10.00 !! WE know such thingys. What a BARGAIN and what a super thingy to help our buddy Benny out. BRAVO... and GOOD LUCK to EVERYBUDDY who enters. HOPE there are 87,000 of you !! Well, 86,999 others since WE are already in fur it.

  4. That's a beeYOUtiful bowl! Cinderella and I are BOTH gonna enter the raffle.

  5. That is so beautiful!!! This is such a nice idea!


  7. We went on GoFundMe and sent our $10 donation. We are really excited about the mystery box, but more excited that more people will be helping Benny. Of course, we love Lily and Andrea too!

    Janice, Snuggles, Sassy, and Dixie

  8. We can't play but we know'z the mystery box is not going to be disappointing..Don't show them everything, you can tell'z me though coz I can keep'z a secret Bawahhwhahwha xx00xxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  9. Very lovely, just like you Stella! Blogville is so wonderful. Mom is trying to see if there is a house for sale there so she can move there but Dad says he isn't going to move to a virtual place.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  10. This is SO MUCH FUN!!!!!!!!! My assistant has to wait for payday, but she will definitely pitch in! I'll also do a post on Friday promoting the mystery box!

    Great idea!

    Your pal, Pip

  11. what a wonderful thing to do - we sure hope benny gets lots of dollars coming his way

  12. What a super idea! I'm having Mom go to Go Fund Me right now and make a donation, cuz I would love to win that plate--it's beautiful. Lady Caroline

  13. What a super idea! I'm going to have Mom go right over to Fund Me and make a donation because I would love to win that bowl. It's beautiful! Lady Caroline

  14. We bought a ticket today. Mama loves the blue bowl and said we cannot use it IF we win! She can be so selfish sometimes .....

    Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster, Liberty & Whitney

    PS ... we posted a link to your raffle on our blog! We hope you raise lots of money to help Benny!!!!!

  15. Oh no we can't enter aw well, we would still like to contribute anyways :) ill email ya

  16. What a lovely little dish, shame I can't enter, maybe I could put my treats in it!
    Good luck to the winner,
    Pippa :)

  17. We believe that bowl is just begging for treats, don't you??

    Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,