Behind My Red Door

Friday, August 15, 2008

It's Give Away Time!

Edit: As noted in the blog, I stopped accepting entries at 12 noon.
In order to keep this honest, I will NOT make exceptions.
I am so excited and I couldn't wait ANY LONGER so
it's finally time for my FALL IS ALMOST HERE GIVEAWAY !!

When I think of fall, I think of the bright foliage, leaves falling, squirrels gathering acorns for the winter, pumpkins, scarecrows, spicy warm scents like the smell of cinnamon and clove as a pie bakes, lighting candles for that warm glow, coming in from the chill and making a hot drink, and the rich, warm colors of red, oranges, greens and golds. And we can't forget Halloween either and I think I have covered all of those things in my Giveaway Gathering. It's not necessarily prim, but not all my peeps are prim either and I love them anyway.

Up first - Harvest Potpourri. And because shops in MA are having great sales in honor of our tax free weekend, I am able to include the little black bowl as well. This mixture of rosehips, putka pods, cinnamon sticks and little gourds smells spicy and warm and I even made a cinnamon pumpkin to sit on top. Just put the bowl anywhere you want a touch of fall and the scent will make you think someone is indeed baking a pie!

Next up - more spice and some fun. A package of Pumpkin Pie Spice from Pickity Place in Mason, NH, some of my favorite Spiced Chai tea, and a cute little scarecrow pin to wear on your lapel. Can you see the little black crow sitting on one of his shoulders? The spices and the tea also make great simmering scents or mulling spices for cider.
Next is a bag of red and gold oak leaves and the cutest little fabric acorn you ever did see.
Nope, I didn't make him but I have to try one. These make a great little fall gathering on a shelf.

Here we have pretty maple leaf stickers - they are acid free so they are perfect for fall crafts, scrap booking or card making, or just sticking on your fall mail. And I had to include something for Halloween, so here is a cute little candy corn ornament for your Halloween tree or to hang on a knob or peg.

And last but not least, a jar of Homestead Primitives hand soap in clove scent - this is sooooo yummmy and not only will your hands smell great, they will feel silky soft. And to spice up another corner of your home, I am including one of their pumpkin pie spice candles and YOU DO get the rusty little cup as well. If you aren't into rust, you can easily paint it black or any color you desire.

Now for the rules. This giveaway is open to anyone in the continental United States or Canada.

Entires will be accepted no later than Sunday, August 17th ay 12 noon EST so I that I have time to prepare all the entries! There are well over 100 as of 2:30 on Friday and there are 20 something emails waiting for me!!

I will draw a name on Monday August 18th at 7PM. I will announce the winner on my blog later that evening, and mail the package out on or before Friday August 22nd.
To have your name entered in the drawing, please leave me one comment and say you'd like to be entered. You must have a link to your blog or leave me a way to contact you. PLEASE NOTE ****I moderate my comments which means I approve them before anyone else can see them which makes the next part easy - If I don't know you and I don't already have your email address, and you don't have a blog, you must leave me your email address. I will copy it down and if you do not want your comment published with your email address in it, please say so in the comment and I will rejectthe comment and then it won't be seen on my blog.
For an additional chance, post my giveaway on your blog and link back to my blog. Then please let me know you have done so so that know to enter you again. You have my permission to use the first picture of the giveaway. Just right click on it and choose save, then save it to your computer.
AND because I want to include some of my favorite online friends from Webshots and RMS who don't have blogs, if you gals want another chance, you can save that picture and post in your album and include my blog address under the photo, and let me know and I'll enter your name again. Here is my blog address:
And for one more way to get another chance, send someone that is not already listed on my blog roll on over here. If they post a comment and they tell me you sent them, you get another chance and they get one as well! (spouses and kids don't count!) That means there is a maximum of 3 chances for any one person.
I hope those rules are clear!
Have fun and let the GIVE AWAY begin!!
Until next time - hugs, Linda
PS - Just for clarification - the number of comments you see posted does not reflect the number of entries because I am not making public comments when someone included an email address and specifically asks me to keep it private. That means there are several more entries than comments! :-)