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The smell of freshly baked gingerbread is just the sign we need to know it’s officially the holiday season. Whether you’re all about building your dream gingerbread house, creating the picture-perfect gingerbread family or enjoying time spent baking in the kitchen, this week’s challenge will leave you craving a gumdrop nose!


Overview

In the midst of holiday making, hosting dinner parties and baking cookies to the point of losing track of how many dozen you’ve made, it’s easy to see why this time of the year can fly by. Escape the busyness of the holidays, even if just for a few hours, with the November design challenge. Whether it’s limited color palettes or larger than life designs, your hardest challenge this month will be remembering to get back to your to-do list!

Prizes

  • 1 first place winner will receive a $200 Spoonflower credit.
  • The 2nd place winner will receive a $100 Spoonflower credit.
  • 3rd place winner will receive a $50 Spoonflower credit.
  • Remaining top 10 designs will receive a $20 Spoonflower credit. The top 25 popularly-voted designs from each theme will be automatically made available for sale in the Spoonflower Marketplace (provided they are a verified seller) where they will receive 10% commission on every sale -- no $5 swatch required.

The Winner

gingerbread-blue
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The rest of the Top 10

The full list of entries and votes

  1. 495 votes for gingerbread-blue by gaiamarfurt
  2. 476 votes for Gingerbread Forest by cynthiafrenette
  3. 412 votes for gingerbread town by scrummy
  4. 382 votes for Gingerbread snowflakes / Christmas flowers by matite
  5. 367 votes for Gingerbread Dreams - Aqua Large Scale by heatherdutton
  6. 358 votes for Gingerbread Snowflakes by sevas
  7. 354 votes for I Love Gingerbread ©Kirsten Katz by kirstenkatz
  8. 351 votes for Woodland Gingerbread Black Background by mirabelle_print
  9. 338 votes for Gingerbread Christmas Treats by run_quiltgirl_run
  10. 301 votes for Gingerbread Tiles © Jennifer Garrett by jennifer_todd
  11. 296 votes for Folk Gingerbread Bake Shop by hayleypattendesign
  12. 295 votes for Dinosaur gingerbread and Amsterdam houses by canigrin
  13. 288 votes for Christmas Gingerbread Cookies by twix
  14. 283 votes for Gingerbread World by amel24
  15. 281 votes for Gingerbread Winter Scene by lauren_faye_peachey
  16. 277 votes for Black forest gingerbread by nanamira
  17. 275 votes for Christmas Kitchen by kathrinlegg
  18. 261 votes for Christmas gingerbread cookies on white by heleen_vd_thillart
  19. 258 votes for Penguin Christmas gingerbread biscuits // small scale by selmacardoso
  20. 250 votes for Baking Gingerbread - Small Scale by scarlette_soleil
  21. 245 votes for Gingerbread Dinos - Spearmint by artfully_minded
  22. 244 votes for Nordic Gingerbread by ohn_mar_win
  23. 238 votes for Gingerbread Village by diseminger
  24. 237 votes for Gingerbread Dog Christmas Cookies by mariafaithgarcia
  25. 235 votes for Vintage Style Gingerbread Cookies in the Snow by corinnarencreative
  26. 235 votes for Swedish Gingerbread with cross stitches by rebecca_reck_art
  27. 226 votes for Snowflakes and Gingerbread Men by josiannedufour
  28. 225 votes for Gingerbread Snowflakes by tangledvinestudio
  29. 224 votes for A Gingerbread Christmas by j9design
  30. 222 votes for gingerbread by pattyryboltdesigns
  31. 218 votes for Gingerbread party. Small scale by magicforestory
  32. 217 votes for (private design)
  33. 212 votes for Gingerbread by okpen
  34. 211 votes for Gingerbread Houses All In A Row by andie_hanna
  35. 209 votes for (private design)
  36. 209 votes for GingerbreadVilliage by thestorysmith
  37. 207 votes for Icing by graceful
  38. 198 votes for Gingerbread Lovebirds by lellobird
  39. 195 votes for gingerbread reindeer by heleenvanbuul
  40. 195 votes for Deep in the Gingerbread Woods by studio_amelie
  41. 191 votes for Gingerbread Village by sarah_knight
  42. 191 votes for Holiday Gingerbread House // Christmas // Gingerbread house // Xmas // Holiday // Gingerbread Man //Cookies // Winter // Candy by magentarosedesigns
  43. 180 votes for Lebkuchen by lilyoake
  44. 177 votes for MAJA_GINGERbread by maja_a
  45. 175 votes for gingerbread village (brown) by analinea
  46. 174 votes for Gingerbread British Birds by sarahparr
  47. 171 votes for Gingerbread Christmas by rachelmacdonald
  48. 171 votes for Gingerbread Houses by ceciliamok
  49. 170 votes for Gingerbread Challenge by malibu_creative
  50. 170 votes for Gingerbread Snowflakes by ferncreekdesigns
  51. 169 votes for Gingerbread Men, Women, Stars and Hearts by splashmecolorful
  52. 168 votes for Christmas Gingerbread and Candy on teal by hazelfishercreations
  53. 167 votes for Crunchy Ginger Kitties by mrs_buns
  54. 167 votes for Nutcracker & Gingerbread by esthermols
  55. 163 votes for Gingerbread Kitties Stripe (Brown) by therewillbecute
  56. 162 votes for Mid-Century Modern Gingerbread Houses by catnamedfish
  57. 162 votes for Lookie, A Cookie by edsel2084
  58. 162 votes for Christmas_Cookies by allisonbharn
  59. 156 votes for gingerbread cookies on blue by greenrainart
  60. 154 votes for gingerbread birdhouse by angela_sbandelli
  61. 150 votes for Gingerbread by meredith_watson
  62. 150 votes for Gingerbread by irishvikingdesigns
  63. 149 votes for Festive Gingerbread Cookies by pond_ripple
  64. 143 votes for (private design)
  65. 140 votes for Gingerbread Bells and Baubles by retrorudolphs
  66. 137 votes for Gingerbread Christmas Cookies by gingerlique
  67. 135 votes for Gingerbread Extravaganza by christiannaburt
  68. 135 votes for (private design)
  69. 133 votes for gingerbread on xmas blue by lapinecurieuse
  70. 132 votes for (private design)
  71. 131 votes for Christmas Gingerbread by samantha_wheatland
  72. 130 votes for Holiday Cacti Gingerbread cookies (charcoal) by helenpdesigns
  73. 130 votes for Gingerbread Town by yuanxu
  74. 128 votes for Iced Gingerbread 1:1 by playscalefabric
  75. 127 votes for Gingerbread Theatre Co Presents: The Nutcracker Ballet on Peach by moonpuff
  76. 127 votes for Gingerbread Forest by fernlesliestudio
  77. 126 votes for Well bread ladies gingerbread girls by beesocks
  78. 126 votes for Gingerbread Astronauts - medium by micklyn
  79. 123 votes for Sweet Village by gabmana
  80. 121 votes for Ginger Dreams by orangefancy
  81. 120 votes for Hansel and Gretel by marketa_stengl
  82. 119 votes for Gingerbread fairy tale by olgart
  83. 117 votes for Gingerbread on light blue background by alenushka
  84. 117 votes for Unicorn Gingerbread by lalaliz
  85. 116 votes for GINGERman_Spoonflower by aberesh
  86. 114 votes for Merry Gingerbread by taylorshannon
  87. 114 votes for gingerbreads2 by lisahilda
  88. 114 votes for Frosted Gingerbread by inscribed_here
  89. 113 votes for Christmas gifts by alenkakarabanova
  90. 112 votes for Gingerbread Cookies by ariannecolelladesigns
  91. 112 votes for Gingerbread cookies by runlenarun
  92. 112 votes for Gingerbread man by dariara
  93. 111 votes for Holiday Cookie in Red - © Lucinda Wei by lucindawei
  94. 110 votes for Gingerbread, oh my! by diannemehta
  95. 108 votes for Gingerbread - cream by ibi_kessenich
  96. 108 votes for Gingerbread Houses and Cookies by emmacochranedesign
  97. 108 votes for (private design)
  98. 107 votes for MEZES_FABRIC1 by potyautas
  99. 106 votes for Gingerbread cookies galore! by phosphorialove
  100. 105 votes for sketch dinos gingerbread pattern. cute prehistoric dinosaurs cookies design. by kostolom3000
  101. 104 votes for Downtown by everhigh
  102. 103 votes for Milk and Cookies M+M Apple by Friztin by friztin
  103. 103 votes for Hansel & Gretal by chelseaandmarbles
  104. 102 votes for Gingerbread House by designsbyismatshahid
  105. 98 votes for Gingerbread Dinos by whimsicalvigilante
  106. 98 votes for Gingerbread with spices on the background of wood by julia_faranchuk
  107. 96 votes for Gingerbread Cookies by jadegordon
  108. 96 votes for Gingerbread forest day by magic_pencil
  109. 95 votes for gingerbread forest friends by karnholt1
  110. 95 votes for Gingerbread Village by pixie_molly_studio
  111. 95 votes for Hanukkah Gingerbread by binge_crafter
  112. 94 votes for Jolly Gingerbread by robyriker
  113. 94 votes for Christmas cookie yoga by elena_naylor
  114. 93 votes for Gingerbread Snowmen by dearchickie
  115. 93 votes for Winter Treats by seesawboomerang
  116. 93 votes for Running From the Baker by mariaspeyer
  117. 93 votes for Christmas Gingerbread by jenuine_designs
  118. 93 votes for (private design)
  119. 92 votes for Gingerbread Men on Denim Snowflakes by bohobear
  120. 92 votes for Gingerbread slightly well done by pinky_wittingslow
  121. 91 votes for Gingerbread Village by slumbermonkey
  122. 91 votes for Village Gingerbread Men by c_manning
  123. 91 votes for Gingerbread Skeleton by taracrowleythewyrd
  124. 91 votes for Gingerbread by agathests
  125. 90 votes for Bunny Gingerbread by jennifergeldard
  126. 89 votes for Gingerbread Dudes by adriprints
  127. 88 votes for Gingerbread Snow Village by annaostapowiczkulczycka
  128. 87 votes for Gingerbread Cookies by floramoon
  129. 87 votes for Gingerbread Reindeer_©Solvejg by solvejg
  130. 85 votes for Gingerbread Cookie Ornaments Fat Quarter Project by nicoledobbins
  131. 85 votes for Gingerbread Cookies Peppermint Candies by linda_baysinger_peck
  132. 84 votes for Oh snap... Gingerbread and candy! by yourfriendamy
  133. 84 votes for I Heart Gingerbread by bdarbydesigns
  134. 83 votes for gingerbread emoji by dramacatz
  135. 83 votes for Woodland Gingerbread by thescientifichome
  136. 82 votes for Run Gingerbread man, run ! by appaloosa_designs
  137. 82 votes for Gingerbread by michelle_luu
  138. 81 votes for Holiday Sweets by kerrie_hubbard_studio
  139. 81 votes for Kaleidoscope Gingerbread by fanny-bonenfant
  140. 81 votes for Gingerbread Row Dance by violethouse
  141. 80 votes for Ginger Friends by chris_jorge
  142. 79 votes for Baking Gingerbread _ Retro Pastels by mia_valdez
  143. 78 votes for gingerbread by ebygomm
  144. 77 votes for Gingersaurus by hollyheartsart
  145. 76 votes for Gingerbread Men by byre_wilde
  146. 76 votes for gingerbread by dearling_design_co_
  147. 75 votes for Gingerbread Village by nagorerodriguezdesign
  148. 75 votes for A gingerbread hipster Christmas by mahonestudios
  149. 75 votes for Hanukkah Gingerbread Cookie Mosaic by theplumgrove
  150. 74 votes for christmas gingerbread on a beige background by alenaganzhela
  151. 74 votes for Gingerbread by jolynart
  152. 74 votes for Gingerbread by laureh
  153. 74 votes for Gingerbread Holiday by ben_geiger
  154. 73 votes for Ginger Cookies by atideas
  155. 73 votes for Gingerlove white by kasumidesign
  156. 72 votes for Gingerbread reindeer by lauraflorencedesign
  157. 72 votes for Vintage Easter Bunnies Yellow Floral by twodreamsshop
  158. 70 votes for (private design)
  159. 68 votes for Gingerbread pattern by charlotte_anne
  160. 67 votes for not to code by ghouk
  161. 65 votes for Gingerbread Village by heather_brockman_lee
  162. 65 votes for Gingerbread Doves by art-with-ali
  163. 64 votes for Gingerbread Scotsmen by thecameronquinn
  164. 63 votes for Weird Is Good Gingerbread Men by tiffanyheiger
  165. 63 votes for Kitties Baking by meowandcraft
  166. 62 votes for ginger_bread by mariabonner
  167. 62 votes for Tossed Gingerbread by mgdoodlestudio
  168. 60 votes for Gingerbread Cut-out Cookies by allymadisondesigns
  169. 59 votes for Jolly Gingerbread by janeylane
  170. 59 votes for Gingerbread Christmas by fromtheartstudio
  171. 58 votes for Gingerbread Joy by cathleenbronsky
  172. 57 votes for Gingerbread Pugs by Mount Vic and Me by mountvicandme
  173. 56 votes for Gingerbread Cookies and Shortbread Holiday Treats by carabaradesigns
  174. 56 votes for Winter spices by marbim
  175. 55 votes for (private design)
  176. 55 votes for Gingerbread Roof by djean
  177. 55 votes for Gingerbread and Gumdrops by hollybender
  178. 55 votes for Gingerbread Casualties by colour_angel_by_kv
  179. 53 votes for WinterWonderCandyLand_02 by nicolejonessturk
  180. 53 votes for Gingerbread by sveta_aho
  181. 53 votes for gingerbread village & folk by mulo_marrone
  182. 52 votes for Gingerbread Santa Cookie by sherry-savannah
  183. 51 votes for gingerbread people by hannafate
  184. 50 votes for Gingerbread Buddies by sandra_hutter_designs
  185. 49 votes for (private design)
  186. 49 votes for Happy Gingerbread Cookie Field by pixabo
  187. 48 votes for gingerbreadhouses by alisonkolesar
  188. 48 votes for Gingerbread Stars on Red (Large) by janetdrummond
  189. 47 votes for Gingerbread Baking by cooper&craft
  190. 47 votes for Gingerbread on red by leroyj
  191. 47 votes for (private design)
  192. 47 votes for Gingerbread by martha_day
  193. 47 votes for Christmas Ginger Cookies by les_ephelides_design
  194. 46 votes for Ginger cookies by kancerina
  195. 45 votes for (private design)
  196. 45 votes for Where Cookies Smile & Love Flurries by franbail
  197. 44 votes for Spoonflower Design Challenge Collection - Gingerbread Design by lworiginals
  198. 43 votes for gingerbread by shesalioness
  199. 43 votes for gingerbread by hollydiane
  200. 43 votes for Ginger Breadman by bitto718
  201. 43 votes for Gingerbread and Mint by spottedfox
  202. 43 votes for aloha gingerbread cookies on pink by alohababy
  203. 43 votes for Gingerbread Army by elramsay
  204. 43 votes for Gingerbread peach by spencerwiggins
  205. 42 votes for Gingerbread by silviaweigert
  206. 42 votes for Gingerbread House by jennifernantuna
  207. 42 votes for Gingerbread Dog Walk sewindigo by sewindigo
  208. 42 votes for (private design)
  209. 41 votes for gingerbread cookie angst, large scale, red brown green tan yellow by amy_g
  210. 41 votes for Sweet gingerbread dreams by ruthenia
  211. 40 votes for Impish Gingerbread Men by wheresmyale
  212. 40 votes for Gingerfrost by jjtrends
  213. 39 votes for Gingerbread Street by shelbyallison
  214. 39 votes for Catch Us if You Can! by anniedeb
  215. 39 votes for Untitled-4 by alluvion_
  216. 39 votes for gingerbread by amelia_kate_studio
  217. 38 votes for Gingerbread Friends by willowbirdstudio
  218. 38 votes for Gingerbread Man by kathyjurek
  219. 38 votes for gingerbread cookie pattern spoonflower by artgirlangi
  220. 38 votes for Gingerbread Family by kathleenbruceillustration
  221. 37 votes for Gingerbread houses and man by jjdesignwithlove
  222. 37 votes for gingerbread cookie decorating party by victorialasher
  223. 37 votes for My Sweet Neighborhood by tracydb70
  224. 36 votes for Gingerbread Men by allhaildesign
  225. 36 votes for Christmas Cookies by vividreverie
  226. 36 votes for Gingerbread Men by jaccii
  227. 36 votes for Oh Snap by thecraftywench
  228. 36 votes for Emoji Gingerman by may_leong
  229. 36 votes for cookiepatternforprinting by copapod
  230. 35 votes for Meet the Gingers! by gargoylesentry
  231. 35 votes for (private design)
  232. 35 votes for Christmas-pattern-2 by julistyle
  233. 35 votes for Gingerdead Men (Small Scale) by inkysunshine
  234. 34 votes for morning at the gingerbread house by pamelachi
  235. 34 votes for Gingerbread Snowflakes by anniedrawsthings
  236. 34 votes for Gingerbread Cookies and Candy Canes by lesrubadesigns
  237. 34 votes for Gingerbread Winter by jenniferjacksonlee
  238. 34 votes for Gingerbread house by darkandbright
  239. 33 votes for Gingerbread Parade ©Julee Wood by jewelraider
  240. 33 votes for Fancy Christmas Gingerbread by rhondadesigns
  241. 32 votes for Gingee by simply_life
  242. 31 votes for GIngerHeadWithGingerBread1 by smmackkkk
  243. 31 votes for Gingerbreads by missdachner
  244. 30 votes for (private design)
  245. 30 votes for Gingerbread Wonderland by calobeedoodles
  246. 30 votes for Gingerbread 2 by gcatmash
  247. 30 votes for gingerbread by all_dolled_up_designs
  248. 29 votes for Cut & Sew Gingerbread Softies by thewellingtonboot
  249. 29 votes for (private design)
  250. 28 votes for Snowy German Christmas Village by minamocca
  251. 28 votes for Gingerman 17 by lil_chick_ent_
  252. 28 votes for Baking Up Memories Gingerbread House by nancy_lee_moran_designs
  253. 28 votes for gingerbreadjoy by kslloyd
  254. 27 votes for Dancing Gingerbread Men by shabacadesigns
  255. 27 votes for Gingerbread Trees Moose and Gumdrops by sarah_be
  256. 26 votes for You Cut Gingerbread by p__d__frasure
  257. 26 votes for gingerbread by pickled_cactus
  258. 25 votes for Gingerbread_tea_time by patternbox
  259. 25 votes for Yogi Gingerman by 2329_design
  260. 25 votes for gingerbread_gmaija by g_maija
  261. 24 votes for gingerbread man and the 3 trees by okrosebud
  262. 23 votes for gingerbread by flutterbi
  263. 23 votes for Gingerbread Christmas by mandy_leeson
  264. 23 votes for Gingerbread Sweet by orangepoppydesigns
  265. 23 votes for (private design)
  266. 23 votes for GingerSNAP Gray by divadeba
  267. 23 votes for Circle of Love by shasmeen
  268. 22 votes for Candy Canes & Gingerbread by crystal_colleen
  269. 22 votes for Sweet gingerbreads by masha_llustra
  270. 22 votes for Funky Gingerbread by veronicasalvioni
  271. 21 votes for Christmas Kawaii Gingerbread Men // Children's Winter Design by apalazon
  272. 21 votes for gingerbread by art_by_rita
  273. 21 votes for Ginger Candy White by chappy_and_neko
  274. 21 votes for Gingerbread-for-Spoonflower by annelafollette
  275. 20 votes for set of colorful Christmas images by nadiiaz
  276. 20 votes for Gingerbread by remark
  277. 20 votes for Pastel Watercolor Gingerbread Cookies by yesterdaycollection
  278. 20 votes for Gingerbread Stars by fireflower
  279. 20 votes for Gingerbread Men on White by elsielevelsup
  280. 20 votes for Gingerbread Chivalry ~ Ladies First! by mamagiraffe
  281. 19 votes for PicsArt_10-21-09 by mute_
  282. 19 votes for Gingerbread by alicitapatterns
  283. 19 votes for 06988674 © Ginger Manero by sef
  284. 19 votes for Gingerbread Babies by kmadson_studio
  285. 19 votes for Skating Gingerbread Kids, Ornaments by palifino
  286. 18 votes for Gingerbread_corgi_pillow by suziwollman
  287. 18 votes for Gingerbread by mirandacc12
  288. 18 votes for Gingerbread Love by ruthjohanna
  289. 17 votes for Delicious Gingerbreads by buco_parade
  290. 17 votes for Ditzy Ice Skating Gingerbread cookies by krystalsavage
  291. 17 votes for image by sashette
  292. 17 votes for ginger bread man by rakhee_gupta
  293. 16 votes for gingerbread_men by msidlosky
  294. 15 votes for (private design)
  295. 15 votes for Casa 1 by alamargaet
  296. 15 votes for chair_fabric2 by designfaith
  297. 15 votes for Gingerbread Dance by gin0531
  298. 15 votes for Gingerbread Decorating Party by bloomingwyldeiris
  299. 14 votes for festive woodland gingerbread men christmas mint by kat_kalindi
  300. 14 votes for gingerbread man pattern by jennross76
  301. 14 votes for It's a Gingerbread Christmas! by b2b
  302. 14 votes for Waiting for Santa - Gingerbread Duck by twilfley
  303. 14 votes for Celebrating Lucia by annahedeklint
  304. 14 votes for Christmas by creaturegal
  305. 14 votes for Gingerbread Family by alandco
  306. 14 votes for (private design)
  307. 13 votes for Gingerbread-Love by charlenebag
  308. 12 votes for Gingerbread Celebration! by bent_line_designs
  309. 12 votes for Gingerbread Lattice by four_flowers_designs
  310. 12 votes for ninercherd by saiska_
  311. 12 votes for Wishing for Gingerbread by katawampus
  312. 12 votes for Kedoki Gingerbread Men by kedoki
  313. 11 votes for Gingerbread Pussy Hat Girl by kae50
  314. 11 votes for Gingerbread Sign by rcmzstudio
  315. 11 votes for Gingerbread Bunnies by alohajean
  316. 10 votes for gingerbreadstrawface-ed by sangerstreetstudio
  317. 10 votes for Cookie cutter affair by nettxus
  318. 9 votes for gingerbread_spoonflower_contest by anniezs
  319. 8 votes for gingerbread_cookies_vers_b by maryjanndesigns
  320. 7 votes for Gingerbread Rainbow by nymphaeastudio
  321. 7 votes for Gingerbread_UFO by enid_a
  322. 7 votes for Gingerbread Men Peppermint Stripes by frendi
  323. 7 votes for cupcakes with love by isabella_asratyan
  324. 7 votes for gingerman2 by artzeegirl
  325. 7 votes for Gingerbread rows by dizzybeedesigns
  326. 6 votes for gingerbread by oftheforest
  327. 5 votes for citycookies by beverly_brill
  328. 5 votes for ging by quest
  329. 5 votes for Gingerbread on Parade: Kaleidoscope Love by dovetail_designs
  330. 5 votes for gingerbread by bugs4
  331. 4 votes for gingerbread snow by fusionedesign

Gingerbread Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 3 PM EST.
  • Designs will be previewed at 150 DPI in a fat quarter size (21” x 18”) on the voting ballot.
  • All designs will be eligible for public voting, and the popular vote determines the top 25 winning designs.
  • Public designs previously uploaded on Spoonflower.com are not eligible for this contest. Designs do not require printed proofing to enter the contest.
  • Moderation will take place at the close of the contest deadline.
  • See our blog page for even more Design Challenge details and a list of previous themes.

Timeline

  • 10/13/2017: Submissions open
  • 11/14/2017: Submissions close at 3pm EST
  • 11/16/2017: Public voting opens
  • 11/28/2017: Public voting ends at 3pm EST
  • 11/30/2017: Spoonflower will announce the winner

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Astronaut floating in space

Space Exploration

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A hand behind beige and warm toned floral printed curtains

Retro Floral Curtains

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An assortment of herbs, flowers and crystals.

Eclectic Witch

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Crocheted squares with blue, red and orange fibers.

Granny Square Crochet

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Vintage bouquet of pink and white flowers

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