Monday, March 5, 2012

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V65: Kensington Pre-Sale Now Open, and Enter the Kensinton-Courage Giveaway

"Kensington" 18th Century Leather Shoes
Ruby Red or Coal Black
Pre-Order Now Open
March 5- 19, 2012
On Sale - $99 ($120)
Click Here


Ordering is unlimited on all women's USA sizes 6 through 12, including half sizes.

Delivery in May 2012.


*We need to sell about 100 pairs of Kensingtons in order to manufacture them.  Please help us by sharing, blogging, tweeting, tumbling, stumbling, and passing the news along.*


And when you share, you could win....



Kensington 18th Century Shoe & "Courage, New Hampshire" DVD Giveaway


About the Prizes:
Our new "Kensingtons" come in ruby red or coal black, and are the picture perfect shoe for re-enactors and Colonial costumers, particularly for those portraying the 1770s and 80s.  Kensies feature our custom designed Louis heel, along with a hand-stretched pointed toe, and period-correct latchets and seaming.




Along with your choice of red or black Kensies, win the DVD collection of the independent film series "Courage, New Hampshire," a gorgeous, period production depicting life in the fictional small town of Courage, in the years leading up to the American Revolution.






How to Enter the Drawing:


1. Blog - Write about this giveaway on your own blog.  Feel free to use any of the images and information.  Leave a link in the comments section of this post.  If you've already blogged about the Kensington pre-sale or this giveaway, you can still enter the giveaway, just leave a link in the comments section. (anonymous comments, please leave your name and contact method)

2. Tweet about the pre-sale or giveaway:



Be sure to leave a link to your tweet in the comments section of this post, so you are entered into the giveaway.



3. Facebook about the pre-sale - Post a link to www.american-duchess.com on your Facebook page, and leave a comment on this post to enter the drawing. 


4. Share in any other way - share a link to www.american-duchess.com using any other method, such as Digg, StumbleUpon, Google+, etc.  Leave a comment on this post, so you are entered in the drawing.
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*If you do all of these things, you will be entered each time, just leave as many comments on this post as places you shared.

The winner will be selected by random number generator on March 12 - one week from today, and will be sent their shoes and DVDs in May 2012, when the new shipment arrives.

Thank you, Ladies and Laddies!  I appreciate all your participation and involvement in making this new style happen!





Images from "Courage, New Hampshire" are (c) Colony Bay Productions
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149 comments:

  1. Those red kensingtons are to die for <3 Shared on my facebook wall

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  2. I posted on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/#!/cfgriffith/status/176737568254214144

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  3. Also posted on Google+:
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/104625886630918222466/posts/6LyrkEskPp3

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  4. And also, I can't post a direct link to my Facebook one, since it's private, but I friended you there recently so you can hopefully see it.

    (I felt a little weird replying multiple times, but it sounds like that's how you wanted us to do it to make things easier for you -- hope I understood correctly!)

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  5. Posted on Facebook!

    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1764052681

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  6. I blogged it!
    http://buttonbasket.blogspot.com/2012/03/i-am-very-excited-about-this.html

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  7. I also posted it on Facebook!

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  8. https://www.facebook.com/CitoyenneClark
    Posted on facebook.

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  9. Shared on Blog! http://vintagevisions27.blogspot.com/

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  10. Shared on my blog http://victoriacostumemaker.blogspot.com/
    and on one of my facebook pages: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Goth-Girl-Fashions/75000709933

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  11. shared on my tumblr - http://shuinonashoestring.tumblr.com/

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  12. Posted on my Facebook page!! And I agree, red shoes are gorgeous!! https://www.facebook.com/DowneasterAlexa

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  13. Blogged! http://amandacarol-needlesandnonsense.blogspot.com/2012/03/whats-girl-to-do.html

    Thanks!

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  14. I posted on Facebook!

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  15. Shared on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elinberg

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  16. I shared in my Facebook Page. I am coveting a red pair so badly!

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  17. https://www.facebook.com/rebeccacurrence (should be public)

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  18. https://plus.google.com/102503881317171926848/posts

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  19. Posted on Facebook.
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=744108888

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  20. http://indelikatt.tumblr.com/post/18805258695/american-duchess-historical-costuming-v65-kensington#disqus_thread

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  21. https://twitter.com/#!/rebeccacurrence/status/176776753384136705

    (i am super excited about these shoes and am saving my pennies for some. I adore the pemberlies, but these in red? DAMN. :D)

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  22. Shared to my facebook and my pintrest. Lovely reds!

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  23. I shared on my Facebook! I want a pair of Kensies so bad! Here's hopin' :)

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  24. These are SO beautiful! I love the red!
    I posted on my facebook account (https://www.facebook.com/?sk=lf#!/profile.php?id=100001454587019).

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  25. Shared it on my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/thedreamstress!

    Yay!

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  26. Shared on twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/Pandameisje/status/176785075420151808

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  27. Posted a link on my facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1214778983). You can contact me thru my website "Contact" page.

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  28. Also shared on Twitter : https://twitter.com/#!/gothgirlfashion

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  29. I also posted your link (twice!) in the comments of the latest post on my cousin's blog. (She's a doctor working in clinics in Nepal.)

    http://katherinejgavin.blogspot.com/

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  30. I'm posting on my facebook page (although I have to admit I normally do even without the giveaway!). Love the shoes and the blog :)

    (Kathryn Weller)

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  31. Here ya go! http://damesalamode.tumblr.com/post/18808530873/new-18th-century-shoes

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  32. lol shared to facebook.... also, would have done it anyway, but the giveaways are too enticing :-)
    Beth

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  33. I posted on my Facebook page. Yay!

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  34. Ok, I double dipped and tweeted about this as well. Can you tell that I really need a pair of these shoes? :-)

    https://twitter.com/#!/CWilsonWrites

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  35. Shared on my FB page! (Don't know if you can see it, but my friends can). http://www.facebook.com/americanduchess#!/profile.php?id=100000243676228

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  36. Fantascic shoes in black or red, ladies, very attractive prices! have a look at the site for other styles too! check out their facebook page - lots of information of 18th centrury fashions:-)
    - on FB

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  37. Blogged and Facebooked! I am loving the variety of sizes available!

    http://thepragmaticcostumer.wordpress.com/2012/03/05/18th-century-shoes-new-american-duchess-kensingtons/

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  38. Posted on facebook! http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1056284722

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  39. Posted on the Blog, http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=6281201820481185529#editor/target=post;postID=7682029705504189933

    On Facebook, Lady Carolyn -http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Lady-Carolyn-Brings-Historys-Lesser-Known-Stories-to-Life/200736893330224

    I also posted over in two other reenactment groups, that may not count for the drawing but wanted them to know.

    NAI - Facebook http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/NAIRegion9/

    NAI- Cultural Interpretation and Living History http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/NAIs-Cultural-Interpretation-Living-History-Section/148331571881951

    I absolutely love that red. I've been having attacks of jealousy over your red Devonshires!

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  40. Why the heck did it do all that spacing on the first line? technology grrr love it/hate it

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  41. Posted to my wall!

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100002444756477

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  42. I tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/Tourbillion1/status/176807327465340928
    and put it on facebook.

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  43. I posted on my facebook!

    http://www.facebook.com/judy.grivich

    judy

    tatteredwings AT gmail DOT com

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  44. I posted on my blog: http://augustafredrika.blogspot.com/2012/03/18th-century-leather-shoes-kensington.html

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  45. wow! the shoes are awesome, and the dvd looks great too! thank you for the giveaway! i tweeted here:

    https://twitter.com/#!/in_the_hammock/status/176830454694019072

    inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

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  46. Blog: http://costumersguide.blogspot.com/2012/03/all-shoes-all-time-new-american-duchess.html

    Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/costumersguide/statuses/176830296937869312

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=316256168438519&set=a.184352868295517.49920.176197025777768&type=1
    (Hope that link works!)

    Thanks so much!

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  47. Posted on my Facebook page!


    http://www.facebook.com/Seamstrix

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  48. Also posted on my LiveJournal page!

    http://seamstrix.livejournal.com/259995.html

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  49. Posted to my Facebook!
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1358952305

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  50. Encouragement to view and purchase has been posted to my blog, The Quintessential Clothes Pen.

    www.quinnmburgess.wordpress.com

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    1. The link to the exact post is: http://quinnmburgess.wordpress.com/2012/03/05/new-shoes-from-american-duchess/

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  51. They're gorgeous! I can't wait until my feet stop growing.
    Also I found a way around the two colour button boot problem, I will make a special pair of spats! As long as I match the scalloped edge up, who will notice? I highly doubt this is accurate but I don't care, it would be great to be able to wear then either way. I can't post anything about these shoes because I'm not on any of these sites. I'm not much of a computer person.
    If you are wondering who is leaving the comments about mink caterpillars and hair looking like sea creatures, I am a Canadian teenager who discovered the awesomeness of costuming about a year and a half ago. I've been reading your blog since then but only recently started commenting. ow I have thought of a "title" for myself so this is how I'll sign my comments.

    - The Mad Purple Chicken

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  52. Posted on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/messages/1328580825#!/profile.php?id=1022116341

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  53. Replies
    1. How do I manage to misread such simple instructions?

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    2. The last one was for Twitter, this is for Tumblr.

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    3. And this is for Facebook. Le sigh.

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  54. Tumblr http://muninandhugin.tumblr.com/post/18544565226/add-kensington-18th-century-shoes-to-your#notes

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    1. Facebooked!!! Nancy Watt

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  55. Posted on facebook! Those red shoes are to die for!
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1412315951

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  56. Posted on facebook! Those shoes are great!
    http://www.facebook.com/kelley.dakota

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  57. Gorgeous shoes! I blogged about the giveaway. http://disney-at-heart.blogspot.com/2012/03/american-duchess-giveaway.html

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  58. I Tweeted about them, too. https://twitter.com/#!/willsgirl31/status/176866532129910784

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  59. I shared on my LJ, They sure are pretty! http://dragoneyes19.livejournal.com/157210.html

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  60. Oops i misspelled "now", sorry.

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  61. I shared the link on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1231898381

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  62. Whoops, somehow I didn't even publish the comment in which I misspelled "now", silly me. Also I didn't capitalize I in the last comment, sorry again. I'll retype the other one tomorrow.

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    1. Never mind, it was published. Yesterday it looked like it had been eaten. I hope my confusion is not annoying anyone.
      -The Mad Purple Chicken

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  63. Coolest. Giveaway. EVER!!!

    I posted about it on my blog:
    http://escapadesofamodernvictorian.blogspot.com/2012/03/shoes.html

    Keep up the awesome work... you are officially my costuming hero :D

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  64. I love the red!! I can't oder until after the 19th, but I will order one of each color then--I promise. I am posting on Facebook :)

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  65. Posted on my LJ! http://mandie-rw.livejournal.com/227073.html

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  66. http://frecklehead-buttonsandbows.blogspot.com/

    Posted in my blog!

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  67. Posted on my facebook :D I love them they are super cute! Red is so hot!

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  68. Blogged:
    http://marmota-b.blogspot.com/2012/03/kensington-shoes-courage-films-giveaway.html
    I'm still keener on the ivory, but I can always try my luck - and others may like them even more. :-)

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  69. I posted about them on facebook!
    https://www.facebook.com/bgirl781

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  70. I posted on face book and pinned this. Love the red ones!

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  71. I have heard of your site recently from my daughter, Mary Johns, and have become a friend on Facebook. Just in time it seems to win these cute shoes!! I wear a size 10 and really like the red ones!! Thanks in advance!! I'm not sure what a URL is but I posted a link on my facebook page!

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  72. I posted about them on my facebook! The red colour is just so perfect :)

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  73. I would SO love a pair of the red Kensingtons! And, the DVD! Both the program and the shoes are absolutely awesome and so historically correct that EVERYONE should have them! Shared the give-away on my facebook page ~ Thanks!!

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  74. Posted on Facebook...hoping to win a pair of size ten red!

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  75. Blogged :) http://wendystakeontheworld.blogspot.com/2012/03/new-duchess-shoes.html

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  76. Posted on my blog http://madamnovice.blogspot.com/ & on Facebook. So excited!

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  77. Missy Cutler IversonMarch 6, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    Shared on FB

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  78. Missy Cutler IversonMarch 6, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Shared on G+ !

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  79. Missy Cutler IversonMarch 6, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Shared on my LJ!

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  80. Just posted on Facebook.
    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=548261052

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  81. Just shared on Pinterest - http://pinterest.com/pin/89438742569833635/

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  82. Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/#!/thumbelinasmum/status/177026041116758017

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  83. Hi Lauren! Just shared on my blog - http://tisdagskaffe.blogspot.com/2012/03/american-duchess-kensington-giveaway.html

    :)

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  84. Blogged about them!! http://fairyfingers.blogspot.com/2012/03/ooh-lovely-shoes.html I love your shoes so much!!!

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  85. Gorgeous! Posted on Facebook.
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1279593397

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  86. I just ordered some! Yay! Can't wait for them!

    http://dressedintime.blogspot.com/2012/03/red-and-black-leather-kensingtons-by.html
    https://twitter.com/#!/dressedntime/status/177449784683143168

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  87. Just facebooked! I just got my lovely Georgies and soon the astorias and kensies! Love your shoes Lauren! http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=676345601

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  88. I posted on LiveJournal! http://sadievale.livejournal.com/24677.html

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  89. Blogged: http://festiveattyre.blogspot.com/2012/03/shews.html

    oohhhhhhh... fingers crossed! :)

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  90. I am so in love with the red Kensingtons! And the DVD seems interesting too! I posted on my blog:
    http://historicallydressed.blogspot.com/2012/03/omg-shoes.html

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  91. Trying to win these for a friend! I posted them on my Facebook so far, may expand later if I have time to add them to my other social media! Woot!

    https://www.facebook.com/1.2.3.J.FLU

    Sorry if you can't see it! Facebook won't let me make the viewer settings to be public for this single post anymore... I haven't a clue why.

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  92. I love the Red Kensingtons! I WANT THEM! Then an outfit to go with them! Posted on my Blog!

    http://emeloteofcalais.blogspot.com/2012/03/shoes-how-i-love-them.html

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  93. Tweeted and retweeted!

    https://twitter.com/#!/Emeloteofcalais

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  94. Posted to FB today!

    https://www.facebook.com/muninandhugin

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  95. http://flouncedlucia.blogspot.com/2012/03/imperfect-american-duchess-50-teil-2.html

    I have posted my new Georgiana´s and the new Kensington´s.
    I would love to have a pair in red.

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  96. Also blogged! http://theeclecticfarm.blogspot.com/

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  97. And pinned today! http://pinterest.com/pin/251779435387706156/

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  98. Blogged!
    http://www.dramaticthreads.com/2012/03/american-duchess-has-more-amazing-shoes.html

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  99. And tweeted:

    https://twitter.com/#!/yasffblog/status/178660107247304708

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  100. And Facebooked!

    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=246311325458197&id=903760073

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  101. And Google +'d:

    https://plus.google.com/100891397989262887567/posts/1PTxMSAjWij

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  102. Bloggued it in french

    http://costumehysteric.blogspot.com/2012/03/des-chaussures-et-de-murphy.html

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  103. and on Facebook

    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=260381514042934&id=1115563668

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  104. I posted on Facebook about your beautiful shoes!

    https://www.facebook.com/SharonP13/posts/365851820115802

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  105. I tweeted about the contest!

    https://twitter.com/#!/SharonP/status/178921952390545408

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  106. posted on facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1303520299

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  107. Bloggued on Dreamwidth

    http://wataya.dreamwidth.org/294850.html

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  108. Bloggued on Livejournal

    http://heileen.livejournal.com/306196.html

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  109. And on Google +

    https://plus.google.com/116367202797613579774/posts/3yMKohGiGFc

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  110. pinned on Pinterest:
    http://pinterest.com/pin/76279787408689566/

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  111. posted on wordpress:
    http://shywhisperers.wordpress.com/2012/03/12/new-american-duchess-kensingtons/

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  112. posted on wordpress:
    http://laetudiante.wordpress.com/2012/03/12/american-duchess-kensington-shoes/

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  113. blogged on blogspot:
    http://thegreencoat.blogspot.com/2012/03/so-i-created-this-blog-in-order-to.html

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  114. I shared again on my FB page! My friends are not surprised that I want to win a pair! The red ones are gorgeous! kgray12@juno.com

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  115. Posted to my Facebook Page :)
    https://www.facebook.com/WearingHistory

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  116. shared on twitter https://twitter.com/#!/MyGildedFantasy

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  117. Shared it again at FB!
    [url]https://www.facebook.com/Gruftzuckerl[/url]

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  118. I tweeted it, thumbelinasmum is the name, but I can't figure out how to post the link to the tweet!

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  119. Ha! Figured it out! Tweeted:
    [tweet https://twitter.com/thumbelinasmum/status/177026041116758017]

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  120. try again, that link didn't work....
    https://twitter.com/thumbelinasmum/statuses/177026041116758017

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  121. Shared it on facebook. I love the red ones! They are so adorable!!

    (Janosch Funck)

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  122. Shared on my facebook https://www.facebook.com/#!/kirsstubbs

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  123. Blogged!

    http://colleenstitchesintime.blogspot.com/2012/03/baby-needs-wants-new-pair-of-shoes.html

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  124. Shared on my Facebook page! :)
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=636143013&ref=tn_tnmn

    Love the shoes!

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  125. Shared! on my facebook page
    (Anne-Florence Bisson)

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  126. Shared on facebook!

    ( Georgia Renck )

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  127. Just tweeted!! :)

    https://twitter.com/#!/ellenwidstrand/status/179332184543469570

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  128. Shared on my facebook wall! Love my Devies from Christmas and the red Kensingtons could be just in time for my birthday!

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  129. I shared on Facebook and since you don't offer a 10.5 mens I do know a lovely lady with a delicate size 7.

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  130. Posted the link on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/veryfaery

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  131. I shared this on Facebook. Thank you so much for making these in red and black! now I can keep my white ones for something more fun and not worry about some basic colors

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