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Truly Sweet Art by Sarah Wain (and a GIVEAWAY!)

Our kitchen has a new addition. Hung perfectly on the wall right over the completely useless phone jack. It’s not just pretty, it’s utilitarian. And I love it to death.

Cupcake Painting by Sarah Wain

You’ve seen this cupcake before, you say? Why yes! They’re the adorably delicious cherry-filled almond cupcakes from two years ago, interpreted in painting form by Indiana artist Sarah Wain.

Cupcake Painting by Sarah Wain

Sarah contacted me a few months ago asking to use some of my dessert photos in her paintings. And if you’ve seen her paintings, it is obvious Sarah has a sweet tooth just like I do. She is one talented lady, able to capture the texture of cake and buttercream with paint on canvas. I was honored that she wanted to use my images and even more thrilled when she offered to send me a print of the final product.

Cupcake Painting by Sarah Wain

The original painting is large and gorgeous, a whopping 24×36″. If I had a bigger wall in my kitchen I just might have to buy it. But for now, the print will have to do.

And lucky for you guys, Sarah has so kindly offered up an additional print (canvas gallery wrap OR flat print – your choice!) to one lucky Love & Olive Oil reader!

****Giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks for entering!****

To Enter:

Simply leave a comment on this post with the answer to this question:
What is on the walls of YOUR kitchen or what would you put on the walls of your DREAM kitchen?

Entries open through 8/11/11 at 11:59 CST. I’ll be randomly selecting the winners the morning of Friday, August 12th. Prize will be shipped to the winner directly from Sarah.

Want Extra Entries?
Increase your odds of winning! In addition to the main entry comment, leave a separate comment for each bonus entry.
1. Follow @loveandoliveoil on twitter and tweet the following:
I just entered to win a cupcake art print from Sarah Wain and @loveandoliveoil! Enter here: http://bit.ly/n10YYN.
Leave a comment here with a link to the tweet and/or your twitter handle.
2. Like Love & Olive Oil on Facebook (or if you are already a fan just say so!). Leave a comment here with your first name and last initial so I can stalk verify you.
3. Like Sarah E. Wain on Facebook. Again, leave a comment with your first name and last initial so I can verify your entry.

Be sure you enter a valid email address, because if your name is drawn and I can’t get a hold of you within 72 hours, I will choose an alternate winner. You may also want to add me to your address book (lindsay AT loveandoliveoil DOT com), as I’d hate for your congratulatory email to end up in the spam folder.

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  1. 1
    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    What a great way to spice up the kitchen! Love that picture. We don’t have much art work in our kitchen-just a flatscreen, a big clock and a chalkboard!

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    I’ll be hanging my garlic picture on the wall of my new kitchen in just 3 short weeks! :-) I think a cup cake would be an amazing addition!

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    deb
    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    an old rotary dial phone and kit-kat clock

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    deb
    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    and… my twitter is @anm8rchick

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    The print is gorgeous! Hope I win! In our kitchen, we have several paintings of pears and one of a jar of mustard. Clearly, our kitchen artwork is lacking in the area of desserts and I need to remedy this. :~)

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Our first dream kitchen is coming alive as I type, as our new home is constructed. Currently we’re living in a furnished apartment. All we have on the wall is a calendar. Some day we’ll hang the pizza peel, a few other wooden boards, and some carefully selected pieces of artwork. One of these would make a nice addition!

    Cheers,

    *Heather*

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    Harrison
    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 3:22 pm
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    Harrison
    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    i would probably want more space, or magnet strips for my knives and stuff, with some shelving for some herbs or jarred items

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    Harrison
    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    already fan-ned you on facebook! last initial Q

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    Abby
    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    My kitchen walls are covered in raku fish.

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    I just bid on a wine painting with the words Merlot written across three canvases! Can’t wait to hang it up! Ideally I’d love to have a wall of food photography I’ve taken…

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Already like you on FB! (Nelly R)

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Just liked Sarah on FB as well! (Nelly R)

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    Lyndsey Coronis
    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    I already like you on facebook!

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    i LOVE Sarah’s painting of your cupcake! she’s insanely talented, and i just love all her paintings of sweets and confections. i would plaster my whole kitchen-hell, my whole house with her artwork!

    we have some cupcake plates and a few dessert-themed art prints hanging on our lime green kitchen walls, but you can never have too much dessert-themed art, right?

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Right now I have a huge black and white print of a model in Rome, spooning up a bowl of pasta into the air, while looking sultrily at the camera. Mid 80’s – Vogue.

    It’s my favorite.

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    i’m already a fan of yours on facebook! jaclyn f.

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    and i tweeted! @foodpluswords

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    oh, and i’m a fan of Sarah on facebook, too :) jaclyn f.

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    oh man, that’s awesome!

    Our walls are still bare, sadly. We moved into this house in December, finally took the fruit (not kidding) wallpaper out of the kitchen and painted, but we’ve yet to find the art work we want. We really want food and drink pictures and prints, so this would be perfect!

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    already like ya on FB! Brandi E.

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    liked Sarah’s page, too! Brandi E. Her stuff is amazing.

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    jessica n.
    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    I have some art by my husbands grandmother, I would love a funky painting of some chili peppers!! Or maybe a really great layer cake, I love making layer cakes!

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    Mark S
    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Right now, all that’s on the wall is a Star Trek calendar and a signed picture of Lidia Bastianich

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    I love that! What a great idea.

    My dream kitchen would have lots of food related art on the walls. I suck at picking that stuff out though so I’d have to pay someone to do it for me.

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    I already like Love & Olive Oil! (Amanda Livesay)

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    I don’t have anything on my kitchen walls! We’re moving to KY, just north of Nashville (I’ll need to bend your ear about good eats later) at the end of the month. I have a very large kitchen where we’re going and I’d love a canvas gallery wrap to adorn my kitchen walls. The FB page looks incredibly edible. BTW, your kitchen looks dreamy and spotless. Love the color!

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Just like sarahewain.com! (Amanda Livesay)

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    thelma lynn
    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    love the painting/print, and your blog as well. My ideal kitchen would have this lovely cupcake I just won :)

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    I have nothing on the walls in my kitchen. Nada. Zilch. It’s sad. I should work on that.

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    I’m looking forward to meeting you in Nashville in October at the food blogging forum! I’m already a fan on facebook (and in real life). :)

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    follow me on twitter! @carlyklock

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    This is actually perfect for my also very small kitchen wall space! I love food, but especially cupcakes. Who doesn’t love cupcakes?

    I currently have a chalkboard above my sink (no window, boo), and two comic book-esque postcards framed. I love cute postcards framed in cheap frames!

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    I love your website and find it very inspiring.
    Currently my kitchen does not have any pictures or decorations up but I would like to have food art like the cupcake piece in my kitchen, It’s absolutely beautiful!

    I used to own a cupcake business but was not able to keep up with the demands. Feel free to check it out on the link provided above.

    Best wishes to everyone entering the contest.

    Shanaz C.

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    hopefully one of these prints – but right now just a flower print and spice racks. My dream kitchen would have a wall of windows!

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    I have grand plans for the kitchen in the apartment into which we’ll be moving in a few weeks…a whiteboard for writing down recipes and prints of photos from my blog!

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    I have some paintings in my kitchen that I have done – a pear and another one with a bowl of eggs. I would love this amazing cupcake print to accompany them! :)

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    Mel
    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    The walls of my kitchen at the moment are littered with those copper jello molds that my grandmother collected for many years. Of course, my dream kitchen would be something that I would make it. I love Autumn and have a few things for my future kitchen I can’t wait to decorate with!

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    I currently have vintage inspired tin wall decor in my kitchen, but I’m ready for a change so what I would LOVE is of course, one of these amazing paintings!!

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    and I like Love and Olive Oil on FB!! (Bridget S)

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    oh! oh! and Sarah too! (Bridget S)

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Wow, Sarah is really talented! That’s an amazing painting, looks so real! It would go beautifully in my red kitchen! Right now I have a piece of iron work from Pier One on my kitchen wall.

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Gorgeous! That is great! I love her cherry painting. Id love to do my kitchen with reds.

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    I currently have wine featured art work on my kitchen walls but we are reminding and I’m going to brighten it up! This would be perfect!!!

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    Mary
    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    I just moved into my first apartment and I’m looking for a chalkboard with a pretty frame to hang on the wall so my roommate and I can write messages to each other!

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Already loved your page, just liked Sarah’s and my name is Sherron W. My walls are vacant at the moment we just moved in. I have ordered a huge artichoke picture that I took a few months back. I love the cupcake picture!

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    Heather W
    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    I like love and olive oil on Facebook

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    Melena Brown
    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    I would love to decorate my dream kitchen with Sarah Wain artwork!!

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    Melena Brown
    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    I’m a fan on facebook of Love and Olive Oil :-)

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    Melena Brown
    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    I’m a fan of Sarah Wain on Facebook as well!

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    Mallory Robinson
    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    What a darling piece of artwork. To be honest even though the husband and I moved into our home 2 years ago, I still have not properly decorated our kitchen. Sad :(I have a whole empty wall that I would love to decal.

    xoxo
    Mallory1031 at gmail dot com

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    Mikki
    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Nothing is on the walls of my kitchen as its new and our first apartment. I would put this up without hesitation. Its BEAUTIFUL!

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    Mikki
    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    I like Love and Olive Oil on Facebook :)

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    Mikki
    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    I like Sarah E Wain on Facebook too!

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    There is not much room on our kitchen walls at the moment, but the one piece of art I do have is a beautiful handmade and hand painted pie plate of Chesapeake Blue Crabs to celebrate my time in Maryland.

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Currently, our kitchen is decorated with the hubby’s B&W photography. In an ideal dream kitchen, it would be more of a B&W modern design, with pops of color from Vargus-esque cheesecake prints…

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    TOO CUTE!
    I tweeted! @AlmostVeganChef

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    Ann
    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    What’s on my walls? NOTHING but a bulletin board. BORING! I need help. I love the cupcake art. Time to add some color. My dream kitchen would be a retro diner theme.

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    I “like” you on FB – Amber Shea F.

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    I also now like Sarah on FB! Amber Shea F.

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    My dream kitchen would probably be all black and white in decor but with splashes of color throughout the wall art. This one would fit it in perfectly! :)

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    I would like a copy of your cupcake print! Actually any print of your desserts would look good in my kitchen. Though I think I would have to redo my kitchen once I got a good picture in it.

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    On my kitchen walls – very little … I’m slow to decorate because it’s so hard finding stuff I love but I have a few kitchen related farm box type items w/pictures w/in of fruits and such.

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Already like you on fb! (Rachel C.)

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    I like Sarah on fb as well (Rachel C.)

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    Helen
    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    In my dream kitchen, I think I’d like there to be one really BIG window (like, ceiling to floor BIG) to really light up the kitchen :)

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    In my dream kitchen, I would have a totally organized and matching room. Mine is plain and blue now with super old cabinets and crappy tile counters and floors…

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    I already follow you on Twitter! ILoveSTCupcakes

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    I am a fan on Facebook and I love you!!! Michelle H

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    I have liked Sarah Ewain on Facebook. May have to look into some of her prints to decorate my new dessert shop! Michelle H

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    Penni G
    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Right now I don’t have anything on the walls in my kitchen, as my kitchen is to small to put anything up. :(

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    Penni G
    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    I am already following you on facebook! and i LOVE your recipes!!!

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Photographs of my family; and a painting by local artist Dennas Davis.

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    Penni G
    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    I have liked Sarah on facebook. Fingers crossed I win! :)

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    I follow you on Twitter, and tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/BoonieSooze/status/100334610621280257

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    I liked you on Facebook, and left a comment there. I am Susan W.

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    I left a comment on Sarah ‘s page, and liked her on Facebook. I am Susan W.

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    Kerry
    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    That print is gorgeous. I just moved to a new place, and my walls are completely bare! A print like this is just what the kitchen needs!

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    Cara
    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    I have a painting, but it was just a temporary fix-a cupcake would be the perfect thing!

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    My walls showcase the most godawful wallpaper I’ve ever laid eyes upon. When we remodel our kitchen, I hope to have walls pace for real art, like that Sarah Wain cupcake!

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    Amilia Nimblett
    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    My kitchen walls have nothing on it…a nice cupcake painting would be a nice addition!

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Seeing as I have quite possibly the worst kitchen in all of Manhattan, I don’t feel right entering any contest that could potentially result in any attempts to “beautify” it, but I will say that she is a very gifted artist: That’s a photographic-quality painting!

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    Lauren
    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Nothing at the moment except a Bible verse my grandpa gave me as a wedding gift. Pictures of food would be amazing in my dream kitchen!

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    Linda Hoang
    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    My fiancee and I just moved into our new condo/loft 2 weekends ago. The only thing we have is a small metal poster thing that says,”And in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make -The Beatles”. Hopefully I’ll get a second something for the kitchen! If you know what I mean :)

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    I also ‘like’d your page on Facebook! Linda H.

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    I’ve seen Sarah Wain’s paintings before – they’re great. I actually have her bookmarked for my future kitchen/dining room. =)

    I would love to have a spice rack on the wall near my stove. I do so much cooking and baking and it gets annoying to dig into the cabinets

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Also, follow/retweet (@booksncooks2)

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    I also liked sarahewain.com on Facebook :)

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    Lindsay
    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    I have a pot rack and that is about it. I have had plans for various things on the walls in our kitchen but I’ve never actually done anything!

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Love this new addition to your kitchen – what a remarkable resemblance to the real thing. You have such a cute kitchen – love it!

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    I can’t beleive that I was not a FB fan, but now I am – YEAH!!!!

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    I also became a fan of sarahewain.com on FB! She has great stuff!!

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    Mandy
    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Currently there isn’t anything on my kitchen walls except my magnet strip for my knives. I want to put up a ton of cute food pictures!

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Isn’t this just wonderful! I love her work. And, that piece looks fabulous in your kitchen. Now, I have a large 36 X 48 canvas of a big red watermelon hanging by our breakfast table. We were in Costa Rica and saw this piece, had them unframe it, roll it up, and we brought it straight back with us because we knew it would be lovely. Now, all I need is a cupcake! Great giveaway!

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    there is not much in my kitchen walls. I would have lots of shelves and windows in my dream kitchen.

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    M
    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    paintings and photos!

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    I don’t currently have any art on the walls in my kitchen because there aren’t any open walls–only cupboards, windows, and appliances. But my dream kitchen would have at least one of Sarah’s originals. They are beautiful!

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    Posted On August 7, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    I’ve tweeted the give away. My handle is @shopcookmake

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