Maria-Thérèse Sommar, fotograf, författare och frilansskribent. Ej körkortsfoto!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Blogoversary! Come celebrate 2 years with afiori blog! Treats, balloons, contest! / Bloggileum! Kom och fira 2 år med afiori! Godis, ballonger, tävling!

Maria-Thérèse Andersson afiori

Today is the 2 year anniversary of afiori blog and it is a little over 1,5 years since I started my business! Would you like a cup of coffee? Just a little bit? Okay...
Idag är det tvåårsjubileum för afiori blogg och lite mer än 1,5 år sedan jag startade mitt företag! Vill ni ha en kopp kaffe? En liten kopp? Ok...

tiny teacup

Or would you prefer a cup of... sweets? Eller föredrar ni en kopp... sötsaker?

I baked some chocolate cupcakes for you... Jag har bakat chokladmuffins åt er...

chocolate cupcakes

I never thought blogging would be so much fun or that people from over 60 countries would read my blog. During these two years I haven't received one single mean comment and I've met some real friends via blogging.
Jag trodde aldrig det skulle vara så roligt att blogga eller att människor i över 60 länder skulle läsa min blogg. Under de här två åren har jag inte fått en enda elak kommentar och jag har fått riktiga vänner via bloggandet.

Maria-Thérèse Andersson

Wait... didn't she say something about a contest before she turned all mushy and award-winning speech like?
Vänta... sa hon inte något om en tävling innan hon blev alldeles känslosam och oscarsvinnaretalsmässig?

Maria-Thérèse Andersson afiori

♥ ♥ ♥ afiori 2 year anniversary contest ♥ ♥ ♥

* Take a look in my shop and see what your favourite print is.
* Come back and leave a comment telling me which print is your favourite and leave a way for me to contact you. If you have trouble leaving a comment, you can e-mail me at instead.
* You do not need to have a blog to enter.

EXTRA CHANCE TO WIN: if you are a follower of my blog you get one extra ticket
EXTRA CHANCE TO WIN: if you blog about afiori you'll also get one extra ticket (please let me know you did)
EXTRA CHANCE TO WIN: for good karma, tell a friend about

3 winners will be announced on Friday Saturday next week, the 11th, and receive really nice prizes! Next week there will also be other fun news which I can't wait to share but I'm going to! Feel free to grab this button if you'd like; left-click and then right-click to save. Good luck!

♥ ♥ ♥ tävling! ♥ ♥ ♥

* Titta in i min butik och se vilken bild som är din favorit.
* Kom tillbaka och lämna en kommentar där du säger vilken favoritbilden är och lämnar din mailadress / något sätt att kontakta dig. Om du har problem att lämna kommentar, maila mig på i stället.
* Man måste inte ha en blogg för att vara med.

EXTRA CHANS ATT VINNA: om du följer min blogg, se "followers" där uppe till höger, får du en extra lott
EXTRA CHANS ATT VINNA: om du bloggar om afiori får du också en extra lott (säg till om du gör det)
EXTRA CHANS ATT VINNA: för extra tur, berätta för någon du känner om
Ta gärna "knappen" här ovanför; vänsterklicka, högerklicka sedan och spara.

3 vinnare kommer att utses nästa fredag lördag den 11:e och priserna kommer att bli fina! Nästa vecka kommer också andra roliga nyheter som jag egentligen vill berätta om nu direkt men jag tänker vänta! Lycka till!

blogoversary party balloons


Lena Rollmar said...

Grattis! Hoppas du kommer att fortsätta många år till. Din berättelse och tolkning är underhållande och skicklig! Tack för kaffet!

Lena Rollmar said...

Grattis! Hoppas du kommer att fortsätta många år till. Din berättelse och tolkning är underhållande och skicklig! Tack för kaffet!

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Pretty Things said...

Blogger is acting up so I hope this doesn't post a million times!

I love the tiny teacup! And my favorite print is "To be human, Peacock and music collage".

mamma said...

Grattis och lycka till i fortsättningen!

Maria-Thérèse ~ said...


Theresa MacNaughton said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! Hurray! I'd love to join you for coffee AND sweets! LOL
Everything in your shop is lovely. It was difficult to find just ONE favorite:
BUT there are also many more! Congratulations again!!!!

Theresa MacNaughton said...

I am a very happy follower of your lovely blog! :) Theresa

steufel said...

Congrats on you anniversary. I've start blogging six month ago and I couldn't live without it anymore.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your two years. I had mine recently but have completely forgotten to celebrate!

All your photos are lovely - but your notebooks are my absolute favourite! Of the prints, I think the 'Here comes the sun' photo ... if I have to choose...

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Dear Marie-Thérèse,
Happy Second Blogoversary to you! Please forgive me, I wasn't able to come visit you yesterday. I am so glad to have met you through your blog! You are such a talented artist and lovely friend and I wish you all kinds of continued success!

La Tour Eiffel (with the beautiful periwinkle sky) is my favorite print. I have been a follower of your blog since I met you at Vanessa's blog party. I am a little short on time and won't be blogging today, but I did post your pretty button so people will know to come visit and celebrate with you!

Hugs to you,


SoOhCliché said...

Happy Blog Birthday from a Parisian follower :)
My favorite print is the cute & lovely * Little fawn and mother deer *
Probably because I'm obsessed with nature recently !
And last but not least, a happy new blog year then :)

Margaret said...

My favorite is the pink carousel horse... it's close between that and the yellow "cabaret" house. But on balance, I think the horse.

I also get a second ticket because I'm a follower!

And I get karma thirds, fourths, and fifths for telling EVERYONE about your beautiful blog and shop. So far I have only bought notebooks, but a ton of those! I am yearning for the secret, one of a kind, notebook but haven't saved up enough for it yet.

I wish you would create more of those... use the notebooks with all kinds of paper (of which I have several) and then fill them up in your own way.

Anyway, enter my 2 tickets for Pink Carousel Horse!


Margaret Shank
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

anna said...

Congratulations!! Two (great) years..and a whole change in your way of life I can imagine!

I love the dark eifel!

and I became a follower today (and thought I already was, now I'm glad I didn't sign in before ;)
so 2 tickets for me, please

any coffee left?

Katarina Cinnamon said...

Tack så mycket för kaffet med tilltugg, det var smarrigt värre :-)
Min favortbild är "The Abandoned Amusement Park, Carousel IV"
Ha en skön kväll

Snap said...

What fun! I have your button on my side bar. I've been to your shop and can't decide between the black kitty and the carousel. Decisions. Decision. Wish I could send some the heat your way! Do you tea? !!!!

Congratulations on two years and here's to many more!

Mindy said...

It's so hard to choose! I would have to say the Abandoned Amusement Park - Carnival of Venetian Masks. My e-mail is

Unknown said...

many, many congrats on your blog birthday, I'm so glad we met!

Flying Whale said...

Happy blogoversary!!!! that little teacup is the best! i'd love to have one of those chocolates, mmmm.

choosing 1 favourite is hard but lets see, hmmmm, i think i will choose 'Snow in Venice'.... sigh, Italia. so pretty.

Karen said...

Oooh Congratulations on your blogs second birthday! Hope your business goes from strength to strength. I'll raise a chocolate cup of sweets to many more happy blogging years! :) xx

And my favourite print is your Red berry tree. This speaks something magical to me! x

Elizabeth said...

Cheers and sto lat! I'm so happy to have met you here in blogland. I'm a true follower and would love the opportunity to win Carousel, Fine art photograph.I'm still crazy about this piece.

Elizabeth said...

Just read your very interesting interview over at Julies and since you just celebrated two years in blogsphere I want to say: CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

sarita said...

I found your blog via Flickr and am in love! Your photos and notebooks are just amazing. Please enter me in your giveaway...pretty please...;) Thanks so much..xx

Katie King said...

happy blog-o-versary!!

michelleK said...

Oh I barely have to look. you know I am in love with your carnival collection. I also adore your nature photographs All of them!.

Happy blog anniversary.

<3 Michelle

Debbie said...

We've been around almost the exact same length of time and I think we found each other shortly after we both started! What a lovely thing.
I like all of your work! What a terrible thing to have to select one. But, Each Other really appeals to me.

Skatan said...

Oj ... hur har jag kunnat missa detta ... Nu skall jag iväg på massage och qigong och skall åka till Skogsnuvan imorgon bitti klockan 6. Jag hoppas jag hinner med ett inlägg ikväll innan tidsfristen går ut.

Massor av kramar till den av de finaste bloggar jag vet och jag kommer att "pusha" den även om jag "kommer för sent" ...


Alexandra and Julia said...

Congratulations on your 2 year mark! and I am wishing you many many more. I am a follower of your Blog, and here is a link to my Blog where I am talking about your beautiful art
My favorite print in your shop is "The Abandoned Amusement Park" Carousel IV.
My email

Skatan said...

Jag har väldigt svårt att välja mellan The Forest och Fallen ... hmm ... och Thoughts ...

Men jag bestämmer mig för

FALLEN ... Fallen blir mitt val. Den känns ända in i hjärteroten.



Michala Gyetvai (Kayla coo) said...

Congratulations on two years...has it been that long already?!
Love your Secret Garden 2 print with the beautiful statue set under the trees.x

Carolina Grönholm said...

Sååå svårt, du har så mkt fint! Jag gillar verkligen dina notebooks men i fotografierna tycker jag verkligen väldigt mycket om carousel och alla i the amusement park temat! Jag följer också din blog:) Ha en fin helg!

Eileen said...

Count me in! Congratulations on your anniversary! I love the Blossom print.

Unknown said...

art book 001 för att då får jag kanske veta hemliogheter?

Unknown said...

art book 001 för att då får jag kanske veta hemliogheter?

Unknown said...

The sea, Fine art photograph, simple and serene, blue sky, 8x10,7
as a painting!

My Shining Star Designs said...

Hello! I hope it's not too late to enter. :) My most favorite of your beautiful prints/collages is Fairytale Sky Birds. You are an absolutely brilliant artist. Thank you for sharing your work! :)

My Shining Star Designs on Etsy

My Shining Star Designs said...

Oh! And I am a follower of your blog! :)

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