Friday, January 23, 2009

Contest: Win a Copy of Tablescapes by Kimberly Schlegel Whitman


I am working on a new book, and sometimes I get lost and distracted. Lightbulbs burn out and we run out of toilet paper. The time will flit by, and when I come up for air, it's 11 PM, and I've forgotten to call the people I love, or to visit my favorite blogs.

I talked to my older son this morning; and I'm getting ready to call my mother right now; But I also want to send virtual hugs to all who read my blog and take the time to leave notes.

But I think a book drawing would be even better than a virtual hug, so I'm holding a drawing for a copy of Tablescapes, by Kimberly Schlegel Whitman. Please drop your name in the hat...or should I say tureen? At my house, you'd be more likely to find a pottery soup container than a proper hat.

Kimberly's book inspired me in so many ways--even the cover was inspirational, and I pulled out some of my blue-and-white pretties.




The drawing will be held Monday.
Until then,
Happy Tablescaping and/or Happy Blogging!
Photo credit from cover and pages 78-79 and 130-131: Scott Womack Photography 2008

113 comments:

  1. What a lovely book, Gollum!

    Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!

    Bella
    PS: Stop by my blog Monday, I'm having an Etsy Party and will have about 12 (or maybe even more!)giveaways from some very talented Etsians :)

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  2. You're not going to believe this (HA!!), but I LOVE that blue plate! And the table is gorgeous! The fact that you have LIVE flowers would be a wonder in itself at my house! So, please do sign me up! That's my kind of book! :O) Have a great weekend!

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  3. Wow! Gollum please sign me up...would love to have the book...thanks Pat

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  4. Me, Me, Me, I want to enter. I need all the help I can in that department.

    Love your blog!
    Wendy

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  5. Are we first?!! Yea!!!! Please, please drop our names in the tureen!! We would love to win such a fabulous book!
    blessings,
    kari & kijsa

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  6. Hi Gollum,

    You can put my name in the hat (I mean the bowl) ;) I couldn't resist any longer, I just ordered another set of dishes on line. I'm afraid my DH will send me packing when they arrive. I'm so bad, :( here I am trying to reduce the number of pieces I already have and I'm ordering more. I think this is a sickness. :(

    Hugs
    'D'
    PS...Check for my email.

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  7. Oh, it's ok Gollum. We all do it!
    I would love to win this book and I can see you got some inspiration from the book also. But hey, you didn't really need it; your tablescapes are always so beautiful. If anything you inspire us out here in blog land.
    Have a great day and week-end.
    Blossom

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  8. I would love to win this book. Put my name in the tureen!!! Sally

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  9. Love your blue and white displays. I would LOVE to win a copy of her book. I'll cross my little fingers and toes. Best of luck with your writing. Have a great weekend, I think it's suppose to warm up a bit.
    Kathleen

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  10. The flowers are silk!!!!! :-)
    The only kind I can't kill.

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  11. GM Dear Gollum...and girl you can toss my name in the hat...I need all the help I can get with tables..love your blue and white as you knew I would..Good luck with you book..and I will tell you I thought for sure you were going to tell us how Dr.G was yelling at you wanting his toilet paper...Train Mister to carry it in the bathrooms for you...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  12. I don't have a blog, but if I win, you can email me at tammyh518@yahoo.com.

    I love all your blue and white plates, and the little bird is so cute! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  13. What a beautiful book. Put my name in the soup pot--Please!! Thanks for the give-away.

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  14. I'd love to win this book. Please put my name in. Love your vignette with the book.
    Light bulbs burn out and toilet paper runs out at my house too, and I'm not writing a book! laurie

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  15. darling, what a beautiful tablescape for a tablescape! your pics are getting better and better! toss me in the soup pot, i love pretty things~

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  16. Please put my name in for the drawing. Thanks so very much.

    :-)

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  17. Good morning Sweet Gollum, even with a give away you set up a beautiful tablescape. I know the interview yesterday inspired me to pull out some of the boxed away china, ironically enough it's blue!:-) so, definetly put my little ole name in the tureen for your drawing. :-) Have a super day my friend. hugs ~lynne~

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  18. Forgot to say this is so kind and generous of you! Good luck to all... hugs ~lynne~

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  19. Blue, white and silver - one of the best and most beautiful combinations ever! Your posts are like a garden, and I love to come by and see what's blooming.

    I'll take that hug and here's one back, and I hear you on the busy side - remember to come up for air!

    Throw my hat in the pot, I'm always up for the chance in winning something beautiful and inspirational!

    xoxoxo to you!
    Isa

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  20. What a great giveaway! I aspire to be like you in just a small way in this regard. I need all the help I can get. Thanks!

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  21. Tureen me, please, and thank you for such a sweet gesture!

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  22. This beautiful book reminds me of a Carolyn Roehm book I have on tablescapes. This is a must have addition to my ever increasing library. It would be an honor to win but I don't have a blog--yet but a faithful follower of your blog. pattyanngammel@yahoo.com

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  23. Since I won your last book giveaway I should be nice and not enter but I can't help myself! This book looks good!!!

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  24. Hi Gollum... I loved the interview, loved the book and yes, now I would love to put my name in the tureen! :-)

    The blue & white dishes are beautiful and your staging of them is also wonderful. I have some blue and white china at my lake house that rarely gets used (we're all about paper plates there!) but I think I should start cracking the mold a bit.

    Happy weekend!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  25. Gorgeous post and wonderful giveaway! I'd love to have a copy of this book.

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  26. Oh Gollum...what a wonderful generous giveaway. Please drop my name in the soup tureen as well, I'd love to win that book.
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Tam

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  27. Kerrrrrplunk!....that's me, cannonballing in to your give-a-way pot. I need this book because I need an excuse to go out and buy me more dishes, so that I can make up for the two sets that I donated to Goodwill last weekend... you know I've got to change it up a bit now and then...
    Your table looks beautiful, but then again, any table with blue and white looks beautiful...
    What's the project that you're working on that you are so absorbed in that you forget the toilet paper?!?

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  28. Silly me, of course the project is writing your new book...I knew that, just a temporary memory lapse, I blame it on carb detox...( I think a nibble of cheesecake might be the fix for that little problem...)

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  29. What a kind and generous give-away!!! I'd LOVE to win the book!!

    Come by my place and enter to WIN in my 15-week TEA CUP & SAUCER Give-Away!

    ~Blessings,
    Jan

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  30. I absolutely love the blue and white china! I have lots myself. I don't have a blog but would like to be included in your generous giveaway.

    Stephanie

    gigianddevo@msn.com

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  31. Fold the corners and toss me in the tureen! I love your beautiful blue & whites!

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  32. Fold the corners and toss me in the tureen! I love your beautiful blue & whites!

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  33. You have done it again,this is so pretty! Hugs, Bobbi Jo

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  34. I was also so inspired by the blue and white cover of Kimberlys book that I went straight over to Amazon and ordered a copy, it will be here on Monday YAY!. and seeing all your wonderful TS photos here just makes me all the more excited. So I guess you don't need to put my name in the
    tit-fer-tat :) (cockney London rhyming slang for hat). I just wanted to say I cannot wait for your new book, but fumbling around in a dark loo with no toilet paper is no fun, ask Vanni heehee. hugs to you Gollum, Kathy :)

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  35. I would love to win this book. Please put my name in the tureen. marty39@cox.net Thanks for the give-away. This is a real treat. Marty

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  36. Carol from AlabamaJanuary 23, 2009 at 2:03 PM

    Ooooh, I'd love a copy of the book. I don't have a blog (yet; I'm thinking about it but don't know how to start) so you can email me at knorris1@bellsouth.net if my name is pulled from the tureen. Love the blue and white...maybe I need to add some of those to my many dishes. BTW, I am reading your 'mermaids' book and when I laughed out loud while getting a pedicure today everyone just had to know what I was reading that was so good. Love it! Thanks for all your inspiring words and pictures.

    Carol

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  37. Afternoon, Dear Gollum! Oh, how beautiful your table/bookscape looks! I have this book too and it's so beautiful and instructional. I'll pass this time on the giveaway, but whoever receives it will get a big treat!
    I wish you the best of luck on the writing of your new book! You're the bestest!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  38. What a lovely giveaway! Please put my name in .... I need all the help I can get!

    Your pictures are beautifull, too.

    Hugs,
    Cyndy

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  39. I would love to enter my name in the draw for the Tablescapes book. I would love to be able to study the book and practice tablescapes. Thanks for the opportunity Gollum.

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  40. I would love to win that book but I have to tell you that your blog is such an inspiration to me. I take care of grandbabies and told hubby I would like to buy some cute nursery dishes so I could make their breakfast table look attractive. I would never have even thought such a thing without your blog. Thanks!
    Roberta Anne

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  41. *****Oh, now THIS is gonna cause a huuuuge stir around bloggerville, for sure! As if reading your interview w/ her wasn't evenough! WOW! Can we enter TWICE if we're a twin? (Uhhh, OK I'm NOT, but I could lie!)~~~ PRETTIEST tablescape, I think, of all you've done~~~ so soft, so clean, so absolutely P-R-E-T-T-Y~~~ yes, most definitely INSPIRATIONAL! Thank you, GG! Hugs, Linda

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  42. I always enjoy your tablescapes and feel like I'm among friends when I daily read your blog. I am the only person in my circle of friends and family addicted to plates and the like. Glad to have found you!

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  43. Hi Gollum...if you have visited any of my tablescapes, you know I'm an amateur...so, for sure I could use this book! Please put me in for this generous giveaway...
    BTW, that was a wonderfully informative interview you had with Kimberly. Fingers crossed! ;-) Bo

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  44. Wow Gollum how great of you to have such an awesome give away... Sign me up, put my name in the hat or should I say soup bowl... I am keeping my fingers crossed that I might win it... Have a super duper day...

    (((HUGS)))
    Donna

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  45. I think your photos are always so awesome because of the way you let natural light play such a role .... said I wouldn't throw my name in the ring again - but this one I can't resist.

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  46. Sweet Gollum, I have been a lurker of your blog for about a year now. Our design styles are similar, you take great pictures and your stories are so cute. Please enter me in your give away. You can email me at kathykotys@yahoo.com. Win or not I will be visiting you on Monday. My day does not seem complete with out seeing what you are up too. Take care...

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  47. Gollum, I love love love this tablescape!! Girl, if I could only win that book maybe.. some tablescape magic would rub off on me. What a give away!! I loved Kimberlys blog, too!! I just finished taking pictures of my 3rd tablescape so that I can get it all set up for Tuesday. I am truly addicted! See what you started! I luv ya!! Terrie

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  48. Hi Gollum...I love your blue and white plates! Your "book"scape is gorgeous! Yes, yes, please...put me name in the tureen! I need all the help I can get! And thank you so much! This is such a nice gesture! Don't work too hard...Debbie

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  49. what a great giveaway!!!! good luck on the new book!
    I am sending you a virtual hug....can you feel it?

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  50. Hi Gollum...what a lovely blue & white tablescape!!! I just adore those pretty white pitchers too! I'd love for you to put my name in the tureen for the book drawing! I could use all of the help and inspiration I can get and that book looks scrumptious!!!

    Sending my best wishes on your new book!
    Chari

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  51. Would love to be the lucky winner. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  52. Considering I am just starting to do this I would love some input and ideas;) Count me in! Hugs French;) PS thanks for all your help too!

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  53. Hi Gollum! Just back from 2 weeks of trying to catch my breath and have a few more days to go- Thanks for all your inspiration and wit!

    Blessings
    mary

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  54. Hello DG, Please put my name in the 'hat'! I really need help with the tablescapes! Have a good weekend, Jan

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  55. Ok, according to your blog, this is #50 comment. That should be very lucky for me! I NEED, WANT absolutely must have that book. Tablescapes is "my thing". So, I will just wait to hear from you that I won....la, la, la....I'm waiting!!!

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  56. Books are treasured friends in my home and I just know this great book would enjoy all the other books in my home. Your blog is such an inspiration and always makes me want surround myself with something beautiful.

    Thank you,

    Zoe

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  57. G -

    Lord knows I need the help...my tablescapes are pitiful! Please throw my name in the mix.

    Hugs,

    Kim

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  58. Hi Gollum, It's a cold night in Illinois and nothing would warm me up more than for you to let my name swim in your tureen! Is it greedy if I win it? I hope not. Tell Dr Gollum I'll send him chocolate chip cookies if he pulls my name out of the pot! Love this tablescape of blue. You should consider writing a tablescape book of your own! I've seen nothing short of perfection coming from you! Hope the "other" book is coming along well.
    hugs~

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  59. I just dropped my name in the tureen. It's the name written on the $20 bill. *wink, wink* LOL
    Whether I win or not, I will have this book! It looks like a book where you are not sure whether you want to read the pages or lick them. :-) You're very kind to offer this. Thanks! Good luck to everyone! Blessings, Barb

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  60. Put my name in the tureen! The book looks and sounds wonderful. It may be just what i need to get back to blogland.I have missed it sooooo very much. If I don't win,I will just buy it.
    I have been so busy ...work,daughter's wedding plans,sick yorkie...But I always read your blog,it makes me smile.

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  61. Please enter my name into the tureen as well. I never win anything but it's worth a try :) Love all your beautiful pictures and those blue and white dishes - oh my so pretty!!

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  62. Wowwie! What a beautiful book, and how generous of you Michael. Thank you for the chance to win.

    Your tablesettings are always gorgeous as well! xo~m.

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  63. Oh my I would love that book. I so enjoy your tables, um, well, your whole home is eye candy. Blessings, Shay

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  64. I would be thrilled to win this book. Please toss my name in the pot too! Thanks so much!

    Hugs,
    Joanne

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  65. Toss me in the tureen!! This is so sweet of you..love your blue and white plates!!

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  66. What a wonderful gesture! I love to set a pretty table, even if it's just for my own family. The dinner table is what holds us all together, isn't it? Friends, family, food ;)

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  67. I have been lucky once and maybe not for the second time but I would love to have that book. I will just have to buy one if I don't win it. What a beautiful cover and I bet it's even more beautiful inside....Christine

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  68. Don't cha know I would love to have my name entered in this very exciting drawing!! What fun for the lucky person who wins this.

    Now ~~ did you call your Mama?? :)

    Donna

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  69. Don't forget about me....count me in! ~ Robyn

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  70. I just discovered your blog, and oh my goodness your have some amazing pictures!! I cannot wait to see more.

    By the way, I love your little Yorkie, I have one too, and love him so much!

    Have a great weekend.

    Nicole~

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  71. Hi there,
    It was so sweet of you to say you'll keep an eye out for my plate. Leave it to me to fall in love with something that is hard to find!

    I just wanted to tell you I really enjoy your blog.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    ~Michelle

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  72. Hi G, What a wonderful book to offer as a give away.It is very generous of you and I would love to be included in the soup tureen draw.I love a tureen over a hat any day.Thank you very much, Kathysue

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  73. Count me in, please! :-) I just orderd her book, The Pleasure of Your Company, yesterday. Happy Writing...we'll be here when ever you come up for more air! LOL
    Susan

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  74. Me too! :-) I'm such a fan of your gorgeous decor and 'need' that book for tablescaping. :-) - SherylCanadianGirl
    flitteringbutterfly@hotmail.com

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  75. I love the crisp colors of blue and white! What a beautiful book, and how generous of you Michael. I enjoy special tablesettings, especially when it's dinner for two :-)

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  76. I would love to be considered for the book! I never thought much about tablescaping until I found your blog but I'm now looking at dishes, napkins, centerpieces, etc., in a whole new way!

    Thanks,
    Nancy Williams

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  77. please put my name in the soup bowl...loved your pictures today. vicky darnell

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  78. Just dropped by looking for some ideas...you're my kinda girlfriend!
    Beeeeautiifullll! What a wonderful blog! Sign me up too...i'm always looking for new ideas to scape with!
    xoxo

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  79. Just passing through and loved your blog with all the pretties! You're my kinda girlfriend! Everything is bbeeeeauutifuuul! Sign me up for the book too! Thanks! xoxxo

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  80. Waving my arms over here, I would love to win this book!...(because if thats where you get YOUR tips for tablescapes, its gotta be good!) Have a great day! ~Cindy~

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  81. Aren't giveaways fun? I've got one going on over at my place too. It's just your cup of tea, err ah, soup. Come on over and see.
    Please put my name in the hat for the lovely book.

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  82. Thanks for the virtual hug! Hugs back to you! Please drop my name in the hat...I would love to be blessed with this Tablescape book!

    Have a great weekend!

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  83. Thanks for having such a nice giveaway, and please put my name in the soup tureen. :) Have a great weekend.
    Glenda

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  84. Everything is so beautiful. You are so creative and I want to be. I love your page too. Kae

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  85. Hey, is there room for another name in that soup tureen? Thanks in advance :o)
    Joy

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  86. What a beautiful book! Please add my name to the tureen! ♥ Diane

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  87. You are the best! Thanks for the giveaway. I can spend hours looking around at the wonderful tablescapes done by my fellow bloggers. Count me in for the book drawing. Peggy from PA season-to-season.blogspot.com

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  88. Please enter me! I'll just wiggle a tiny little place in that tureen for myself. I soooo need help in this area (plus it would be nice to show the hubby that I am not the only one nuts ..errr..fascinated by dishes;)
    Thank you!
    kate

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  89. Hi, Gollum, I won a book from you already, but I sure would like this one too! Count me in.

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  90. I'd love to have that beautiful book. Please enter me in your drawing. I always adore reading your blog.
    Sharon
    mavinger@sc.rr.com

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  91. What a generous opportunity for you to offer.

    Don't work too hard!

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  92. Would love to have this book! Please enter me in your drawing.
    Sharon
    mavinger@sc.rr.com

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  93. Loved your patio makeover, will stop by your blog more often, now in the bookmarks! Please drop my name in your tureen. Don't ya just love paperwhites? Thanks, Cydney

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  94. Count me in please Gollum.

    Janet @ Housepeepers

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  95. I am so late in finding this but OG BOY I would love to be entered in the drawing for the book. So funny I was just browsing the web a few days ago on tablescapes since I am considering venturing into the tablescape tuesday posts. What a great give away! Thanks
    ~KD

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  96. Hi G, WHAT a beautiful tablescape, just love the dishes, napkin, etc. Please throw my name in the tureen, I would be SOOOO honored and thrilled to win!!!! YOU are such an inspiration and the book would be DELICIOUS icing on the cake!!!!:):) Gratefully, Pinky

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  97. Hello! I absolutely love your blog and read it daily! Keep up the good work. I truly appreciate all your effort!

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  98. Hi Gollum,
    The book looks wonderful! Please count me in. :-) Laura

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  99. Love your blog and the book is awesome! Please include me in your drawing.

    bcampbell3@nc.rr.com

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  100. BLue and white is my favorite.
    Please enter me in the drawing
    for the book.
    hcshelley@triad.rr.com

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  101. I've never won a thing in my life....here goes. I have been reading your blog for quite some time now and love, although I hardly ever comment. Thanks for sharing all you do with us. Jeanette (jfell)

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  102. oooo, please add my name to your pretty tureen...this book is so what I need to help me with all the wonderful ways of tablescaping. Thanks so much, Gollum, for giving us a chance to win such a lovely book.
    I am so in love with your pretties and your LIVE flowers. All I have here is FAUX...and I am sick of 'em!!
    xo bj

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  103. What a fabulous book to have....always up for some wonderful ideas to spoil our guests.....
    Mo :-)

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  104. What a lovely wonderful thing to do! I hope I win, oh, that's selfish, but I need it! lol Those paperwhites are so lovely. Hope you are not like us living 35 min. to Walmart. It's not a very good thing when you run out of toliet tissue, living in the country! lol

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  105. I stopped in to say "hi" I'm not sure this book could save me. Unless it has a chapter on "tablescaping with paper plates" lol...but it's a lovely prize! I hope things are going smoothly on the new book. It must be quite an interesting experience getting lost in a story that way.

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  106. You have such a beautiful blog!
    With my slow internet it`s worth the wait to see it all :)

    tea
    xo

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  107. Hi Gollum, how's it going, hope you had a lovely weekend, hugs, Kathy.

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  108. Gollum, please sign me up for that book. I have a lot of blue and white, but I need help with tablescapes. I love your little vignette with the book. connie

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  109. Count me in ,I just discovered this blog,,,wonderful!

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  110. That book looks DELICIOUS Gollum!

    Do I have to have a blog to participate...I'm not that technologically advanced! HaHa

    Well, If not, please enter me in your drawing. Thanks for doing the giveaway.

    Desiree

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  111. Love your blog, what a wonderful giveaway

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