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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Adirondack Stone Works - Review and Giveaway [CLOSED]

UPDATE: Congratulations to the winning entry #12!
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When Jeremy of Adirondack Stone Works contacted me to do a review and giveaway I was wondering what exactly I would do with an engraved stone. But then I visited their websites (main | pet) and thought, "Wow! Those look great!" Go check them out - you'll see what I mean. :) Once you see them you're going to want one too! You may have even seen something similar at the front of someone's house with their address on it... but I will tell you I have never seen this high quality of work before and I have seen my share of engraved address stones.



Jeremy has been working with stone his whole life and has been engraving stones for almost 8 years. Adirondack Stone Works is located in rural upstate New York in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains and is a small family business run by Jeremy and Tavia- a blessing, they say on their About page, because it allows them to be home with their 3 children.




Adirondack Stone Works makes custom engraved natural bluestones. You might like your address engraved on one at the front of your house, or a family name & wedding date, or a little phrase that means something special to you, or a memorial stone for a pet or loved one. You also have 3 sizes of stone to choose from!




What more could you wish for? Free shipping and your finished stone arriving in about a week from when you place your order? Wish granted if you live in the US! :)



I chose to review a Pet Memorial Stone. They were so helpful and patient with me as I got all the details straightened out and placed my order, and when my stone showed up I was blown away. I liked the look of the pictures on the websites but when it showed up and I saw my new stone in person I was really floored by how beautiful it was.


The stone is gorgeous. The engraving is exemplary. The natural look 'chipped' edges look positively terrific. There is nothing weak or shoddy about it and yet it is not bulky looking either. Honestly it's just so... well so beautiful that I just looked at it and ran my fingers over the engraving for about half an hour before I could put it down. I'm not exaggerating when I tell you it's the highest quality stonework I've ever seen. Not that I'm an expert but really it looks amazing. Did I mention I was impressed? Lol!
~*~
If you want to read about my dog Kady whom I decided to get the memorial stone for, go HERE.
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GIVEAWAY!
Now that you've seen these beautiful stones I know you want one! :)
Adirondack Stone Works has generously offered a giveaway for my readers!

Prize:
The winner will receive one custom engraved stone from Adirondack Stone Works in the Medium (about 11-12" size).

How to Enter (each worth 1 entry unless specified):
1- Visit the Pet Memorial Stone site and come back here and comment me something you learned or something you like. Yes I'm gonna make you do your homework for this one. ;)
YOU MUST INCLUDE AN EMAIL ADDRESS in your comment so I can contact the winner.

After you have done the above, you may do any or all of the following for bonus entries:
2- Visit the main Adirondack Stone Works website and comment me something you learned there that is different from what you said you learned on the pet memorial site.
3- Blog about and link to this giveaway, then comment here with the link to your post so I can check!
4- UPDATED: Tweet about this giveaway as follows so I can see it
#Giveaway Enter to win a custom engraved address, etc. stone from Adirondack StoneWorks! @MamaMirage LOW ENTRIES! http://bit.ly/6mWO1l
Please comment the tweet link here after tweeting so that your tweet will count as an entry. One tweet per person PER DAY- don't forget to leave the new link here each day or it won't get counted.

THE FINE PRINT:
By entering this giveaway you agree that you have read, understand, and agree with my Giveaway Rules, and my Disclosure/Policy.
Giveaway is open to residents of the USA.
If you do not follow the entry rules you will be disqualified.
Giveaway will end on the evening of January 12th, 2010 and the winner will be announced and/or contacted on Wednesday, January 13th.

79 comments:

Buttons and Bows said...

I learned that your stones are hand shaped using hammers and chisels.

Very nice stones.

Buttons and Bows said...

I learned that you are a family that works from your home in upstate New York and that you have three children.
I believe this is an awesome way to get your business out there and seen.

You do a great job.

Buttons and Bows said...

http://mommiesgotfivechildren.blogspot.com/2009/12/contests-ending-on-january-12th-2010.html

I posted this giveaway on my blog.

Please stop by and visit my blog and please follow me.

Thanks for this giveaway.

Buttons and Bows said...

http://twitter.com/mommieschildren/status/6986234185

I twittered your contest.

melissa said...

I cannot believe how very beautiful the stone work is... the one for Tallie...would be the one i would have made up for Bandi, a beloved friend, whom i miss very much...hard to believe the 21st of this month was her anniversary of going to puppy heaven.

Kerrie said...

I learned that "A computer generated stencil is created to your specifications. The special stencil is placed on the stone. We then engrave our stones approximately a quarter inch deep using a sand carving process. We then paint our stones with a 30 year stone paint"
I am very impressed by all the work that goes into producing these beautiful stones!
kerriekg@yahoo.com

Kerrie said...

I learned from the main website that "Our stones are made to lay flat. They can be propped up
from behind with another stone."
kerriekg@yahoo.com

noreen said...

stones are tumbled to give the edges a smoothed natural appearance

noreen said...

use natural Pennsylvania
Bluestone

nor+lou at hotmail.com

They call me CAT said...

The pet stones are beautiful and I love the fact that they are hand made and carved.
caitlinmactavish@hotmail.com

They call me CAT said...

With the other site I love that you will receive the stones in a week. What is also awsome is that there is free shipping.
caitlinmactavish@hotmail.com

Eileen said...

THey use Pennsylvaania Bluestone for their carved memorials. I also learned they do Pet Charity Fundraisers too!

(I read your story about Kady...i left you a comment...through tears....

ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

Kristin said...

I learned that they select their pet memorial stone for color, appearance, and durability. Any pieces that have fisures, or are not truly blue grey get weeded out.

Kristin said...

I learned that their stones are 1.5 - 2 inches thick and they are deeply engraved and painted with 30 year stone paint.

Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

I learned that they use natural Pennsylvania Bluestone to sand carve their pet memorials.

danielle78(at)comcast(dot)net

Kelly L Boots said...

I didn't realize computers were used to stencil them!
Kelly_lynn1998@yahoo.com

Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

I learned that it only takes a week from when the stone is ordered to receive it! That is awesome!

danielle78(at)comcast(dot)net

Kelly L Boots said...

Blogged about this
http://bootsfamilyof4.blogspot.com/2010/01/check-out-my-friends-giveaway-on-her.html

Ashley Mercer said...

I was impressed to learn on the pet site how each stone is very carefully selected to make sure it is only the best and how each stone is very carefully hand carved.

Ashley Mercer said...

Wow! From the main site, I learned that not only do you received your stone in about a week after the order has been placed, but shipping is also free! What better way is there? That is awesome!

brattyashley_2007@yahoo.com

Sarah said...

I learned that their are different fonts to choose from!

Sarah
untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

Steph said...

I learned that they offer free shipping which is great!

ms0812(at)zoominternet(dot)net

Steph said...

I also learned that it only takes about a week to receive your custom stone.

ms0812(at)zoominternet(dot)net

Steph said...

Tweet:

http://twitter.com/1day1dollar/status/7439096023

ms0812(at)zoominternet(dot)net

furygirl3132 said...

I learned that Adirondack Stone Works uses natural Pennsylvania Bluestone to hand carve their pet memorials and that the stones are carved withing 24-48 hours after you order as well as shipped out on Tuesdays and Fridays. These are absolutely beautiful, thanks so much for such a wonderful giveaway!

Eloise
furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

furygirl3132 said...

I also learned that the stones are 1.5-2 inches thick and not a thin tile. They are also deeply engraved and painted with 30 year stone paint that will last out in the weather for many years. Thanks again!

Eloise
furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

furygirl3132 said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/furygirl3132/status/7441959081

Eloise
furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

Haydensmommy05 said...

They donate free stones and fundraiser bricks to animal charities! How wonnderful is that!!
Haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

Haydensmommy05 said...

You can expect to receive your stone in about a week from placing your order! That is great turn around time!
haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

Haydensmommy05 said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/Haydensmommy05/statuses/7461330238
Haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

mellisarock said...

I learned that the stones are tumbled with water and smaller stones to soften the edges...I would have thought they sanded them-- Learn something new every day right.

Thanks for the Chance to win!!

mellisarock at yahoo dot com

mellisarock said...

I learned that because their stones are natural they will fit right in any garden!!

Thanks for the chance to win!!

mellisarock at yahoo dot com

mellisarock said...

Tweet

http://twitter.com/mellisarock/status/7462767558

mellisarock at yahoo dot com

Thanks for the chance to win!!

sweetone624 said...

I tweeted

http://twitter.com/sweetone624/status/7463078807

jakiesmom said...

would love this to commemorate my parents last pooch...cha cha...i read that they paint the stones with a 30 yr. stone paint.wow
nannypanpan@sbcglobal.net

jakiesmom said...

they offer free shipping and you get your stone in a week!
nannypanpan@sbcglobal.net

DEBIJOT said...

You can expect to receive your stone within one week from placing your order.

DEBIJOT said...

The stones are made from natural bluestone about 1.5 to 2 inches thick.

Wendi P said...

I learned that they will try to put whatever
you would like on a stone. If you need an extra line
of text to make something fit, it is usually is not
a problem. Keep in mind the more characters on a stone,
the smaller the writing will appear.

hickcrazy1 said...

They'll write whatever you want on a stone that will fit. No word limit. The stones are chiseled and water-tumbled to soften edges. They are great looking too.
hickcrazy1(at)yahoo(dot)com

hickcrazy1 said...

Their stones make great wedding gifts...the paint they use will last 30 years outdoors.The prices are pretty reasonable too ... $33-$69.
hickcrazy1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anne J said...

I learned that they use natural Pennsylvania Bluestone to sand carve the pet memorials.

Anne J said...

From their main website I learned it only takes about a week to recieve your stone after it is ordered.

I forgot my email in the last comment, here it is
ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

Anne J said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/lunaj1456/status/7488015159

RR said...

I learned that you use chisels and hammers to shape your stones.

Jenna Z said...

Do I dare wish to win and then preemptively order my dog's headstone before he dies? NO way! I'd order a beautiful house number stone! These are gorgeous and I like that they are natural stone that is carved instead of some sort of shaped concrete or plaster.

traci smith said...

i like all the font choices they have to choose from, tracisme@gmail.com

Buttons and Bows said...

http://twitter.com/mommieschildren/status/7495841028

daily tweet!

Amanda said...

The engraving is a quarter of an inch deep.

amanda.townsend2 at gmail dot com

Buttons and Bows said...

http://twitter.com/mommieschildren/status/7520611918

Daily tweet

mommiesgotfivechildren at hotmail dot com

Laura's Leaner Life said...

I learned that they have 5 different fonts to choose from!

laurasleanerlife(at)gmail(dot)com

Laura's Leaner Life said...

On the main site I learned that the stones are 1.5-2 inches thick - didnt' see that part on the pet site!

laurasleanerlife(at)gmail(dot)com

annie said...

I learned that they use Pennsyvania blue stone to sand the stones. This would be a wonderful gift for my parents as we recently lost our dog larry. He was a great dog and such a part of our family.

thanks,
anniewahls4@yahoo.com

Marie said...

They use bluestone which is a sedimentary stone blue-grey in color quarried in Southern New York State
mccataquet(at)comcast(dot)net

Marie said...

Their stones are made to lay flat. They can be propped up from behind with another stone
mccataquet(at)comcast(dot)net

Anne J said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/lunaj1456/status/7517937141

Linda Kish said...

The stones are made to lay flat but can be propped up from behind by another rock.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

Their stones range in size from 8 to 14 inches across

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

SH said...

I like that there are so many font choices
bargainfun1 at yahoo

Buttons and Bows said...

http://twitter.com/mommieschildren/status/7564232411

Daily tweet!

mommiesgotfivechildren at hotmail dot com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

i really love the Polished Pet Monument. so cute and nice to have. i can only imagine if anything happened to my dog.

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Anne J said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/lunaj1456/status/7556502998

Madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

The Pet Stones are made to lay flat although they can be propped up with another stone from behind.

rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

Madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

The stones are weatherproof. They are painted with a 30 year stone paint which is weatherproof.

rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

Buttons and Bows said...

http://twitter.com/mommieschildren/status/7606868223

Daily tweet!

Deane said...

I learned the stone is painted after it is carved with a sand process.
deanenpr at yahoo.com

Prpldy said...

I learned that they offer Free Shipping and that they get your stones to you quickly, in about one week from when the order is placed.

prpldy (at) comcast dot net

jocelyn said...

I learned that it only takes 24-48 hours for them to finish carving each stone. That seems quick! pearcejm@gmail.com

jocelyn said...

On the Adirondack Stone Works website, I learned that the stones are painted with 30 year stone paint. They're done to last! pearcejm@gmail.com

Buttons and Bows said...

http://twitter.com/mommieschildren/status/7635925004

Daily tweet!

mommiesgotfivechildren at hotmail dot com

Anne J said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/lunaj1456/status/7628930074

jocelyn said...

I blogged it http://mamamiragesreviews.blogspot.com/2009/12/custom-engraved-stone-from-adirondack.html

pearcejm@gmail.com

jocelyn said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/writersxxblock/status/7646502356

pearcejm@gmail.com

Deb K said...

I learned that they use Pennsyvania blue stone to sand the stones

deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

Lil Mouse said...

I love the soldier's poem (do not stand at my grave and weep) and also the pawprints! aww! jill dot shoemaker at gmail dot com

Buttons and Bows said...

http://twitter.com/mommieschildren/status/7672193576

Daily tweet!
mommiesgotfivechildren at hotmail dot com

darlanpaulsmamma said...

i learned that the rocks are tumbled in a giant rock tumbler with water and smaller stones to soften the edges
melissa.barnes76 at yahoo dot com

darlanpaulsmamma said...

i love the peace garden stone
melissa.barnes76 at yahoo dot com

darlanpaulsmamma said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/lovinmykiddos/status/7681577425
melissa.barnes76 at yahoo dot com

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