Sunday, July 6, 2008

Are you a winner?

Of course, you are, silly! Everyone is a winner in life (according to Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers and Captain Kangaroo). Unfortunately, for my blog giveaway, there can only be one winner, so let's get on to it, shall we?

First up: the PRIZE. I'll have you know I searched THE STORE (come on, people, it's Anthropologie, remember?) high and low for the perfect prize. I hunted through the sale section. I scoured the clothing section, but that just wasn't going to happen since a.) any prize from the clothing section would be pricey pricey (as opposed to just "pricey", haha), and b.) size? And then I searched through the home goods section and found, in my quirky eyes, the most dreamy little prize. I hope you like it, too. (Don't worry, like all good prize-hunters, I bought one for myself, too, haha.)

Here's the beautiful trophy:

Isn't it such a dreamy little vase? I love the color combination of robin-egg blue and orange and the butterfly-print toile inset. It's about 5" tall, the perfect little size for one or two beautiful blooms. Personally I have been trying to stay away from buying more and more knick-knacks, but I couldn't resist on this one. And since I didn't purchase ANY CLOTHING OR EVEN TRY ANY ON for the first time ever while in an Anthropologie store (my husband kept pretend-checking my forehead to make sure I wasn't sick), I figured I at least deserved a knick-knack.

Are you salivating yet? Okay, okay, I'll stop with the Chinese-water-torture and get on with the drawing. Thank goodness I have a trusty assistant (no one's trustier in drawing out a name than a three-year-old who can't read).

And the grand prize winner is...

WOOHOO for you! Louise of "lululollylegs" fame, all the way DOWN UNDER in beautiful Australia! Much like "Wonderland", I don't think there are any Anthropologie stores in Australia, which I think makes it even more fun. (If you'll remember, Louise is the person responsible for making my beautiful bird doll quilt and scooter tote bag, so this is awfully fun that we'll be sending a package back down her way.)

Did you catch that I said "grand prize"? Come on, you didn't think I would stop with just one, did you? It is STILL my "staycation" after all, so I came up with two more little prizes. Alas, they are not from Anthropologie, but I hope you might enjoy them just the same. Last year I did a craft show with my friend, L, and I had these dishtowels for sale (among lots of other things). I made them up in the hopes that they would look somewhat "anthropologie-ish" (my favorite adjective that is not really a real word, but it is in my world).

(These are flour-sack dishtowels with pink backgrounds and black polka dot birds appliqued on them.)

(They have black pom-pom trim at the bottom, and each side is bound with a black and white floral.)

My trusty assistant was more than happy to draw out two more names:

"Quitecontrary1977" (are we the same age?) and "I AM" (the thinksmallblog), you are each the winner of a dishtowel! (Hopefully this is exciting news for you and not causing your forehead to wrinkle up with dread over the thought of having to wash dishes, haha.)

I need all three lovely winners to leave me a comment with your name and address so I can get these prizes out to you pronto. Don't worry -- I'll just get your names and addresses off the comments and then delete them instead of publishing them so they won't be posted for the whole world to see.

Thanks to each and every one of you who came out of the woodwork to introduce yourselves. I've had such a good time with my blog so far. I really wish I had a prize for everybody, and I'm not just sayin' that to be a brown-noser, I really mean it. Anyways you might just want to keep on coming back for more because you never know when I might get the itchin' to do another fun giveaway...

Ya'll come back now, ya' hear?!


Happily Ever After said...

Too cute! Love the prizes! You always pick the best gifts.

Louise said...

I just squealed so loud my husband nearly fell off the couch!!! Yay!!! How wonderful - my very first Anthropologie piece!! I really am so thrilled - thank you very, very much. Goodness - lucky me!