Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Crystal Sconce Giveaway, Courtesy of Shades of Light


I'd had one of those bad housekeeping days. Icing on the ceiling, clutter piled up, and everything I cooked was "off" and went to the chickens. Then I received a delightful email from Paige at Shades of Light catalog--one of my faves. They wrote the sweetest article about Gollum's Farmhouse; they are also offering a neat giveaway to the design community. If you would like a chance to win a crystal basket sconce, drop your name into the basket. Dr. Gollum will do the honors on April 1st.
Isn't this an adorable SCONCE!

(Leave a comment on this post if you'd like your name to go into into the basket.)

It was uncanny. Just the other day I was thinking of fabric samples that I'd ordered from Shades of Light. I had gotten bogged down with writing (and also, as yall know, I tend to waffle a bit about design decisions). I was horribly flummoxed by a tricky window in my library and wasn't sure about how to hang drapery rods. Even Mr. Tom wasn't sure.


I'd moved the draperies to the breakfast room, and I was looking at these silk buffalo panels...


...in this color. It matched perfectly.


Too, I'd posted before about the Dungeon, and how I wanted it to have a lighter look, aka "Somethings Gotta Give," from the motion picture. I'd used inspiration pictures from the catalog.



I asked Paige, the representative from Shades of Light, if she knew I was a rabid customer of Shades of Light catalog. Nope, she didn't. :-) Nor had she seen my blog entries about buying draperies from SOL for my library, or the "Something's Gotta Give" makeover-to-be in the basement.

She had stumbled onto my blog from the food world, Tastespotting and Foodgawker. I just loved this. It's so much fun to see how the breadcrumbs connect throughout blogland. It turned out she has a divine foodie blog,too, called A Butter World. I love when design and food collide....

Even if it's icing on my ceiling, I'm having fun. Most of all, I love meeting people who love to move furniture with one hand while they chop Italian parsley with the other.

I'm all motivitated to get my basement painted so I can have a beachy-looking room before summer ends. :-) Now is the time, Gollum. Now is the time.

If only I could pick a color. :-)

If you want a closer peek at the sconce, or to read about fun design ideas, visit the Shades of Light blog Inspired Spaces.

Now, I am off to bake cupcakes....with green icing.

101 comments:

  1. That's great they are featuring your home..keep us informed, please!
    I love seeing pics of your beautiful home!

    A beachy basement, huh? Mine is more a Warehouse theme! Bins and boxes are my inspiration pieces! Dishes and decorations my downfall....
    And if sand on the floor counts as Beachy..a few more months and I'll have that theme too...naturally...:)

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  2. How fun! Don't you love how the breadcrumb thing works?!? I've discovered some fantastic blogs that way.

    I wear out the SOL catalog every time they send it out!

    Love the color of buffalo checks! Did you consider hanging the panels on "knobs" on either side of the window? I think you used this idea in your French Kiss room? I loved the idea & want to use it in my guest room. ♥

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  3. Gollum, this is wonderful news! Your home is so stunning and we are so happy that you where chosen.
    I tried to register; could you tell us how. I visited but could not register? I don't know if others are having problems.
    thanks,
    blossom

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  4. You know what? I goofed up. As always, says Miss Icing in the Dogs' Fur.
    :-)
    I'm so sorry for the confusion!

    Just leave a comment here and Dr. Gollum will draw the winner's name on April 1st.

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  5. Oh, I certainly want to have my name in the "crystal basket"!! How precious is that! Also, you should look at my blog... my curtains in the living room to be exact. They are the silk plaid that you showed a sample of. How funny is that?

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  6. What a neat post and new rooms to look at... such great fun. I love that checked fabric. I have something similar on it's way. Spring just makes you want to grab a paint brush, re-arrange a room or at least grill a steak and toss a salad.

    Have a Wonderful Wednesday
    from Roberta Anne

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  7. As usual I love reading your blog. I really like those blue and gold checked draperies. Very pretty stuff. Please drop my name in the basket.

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  8. Whatever colors you select,I know it will be gorgeous.You never create anything that is anything but....PLEASE put me in the drawing.It would be awesome to win this lovely thing...Ann

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  9. Count me in! Love you blog -- one of these days I'm going to do a "Foodie Friday" (but not this week - end of the month and nothing fancy)

    Martha

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  10. I'm a sucker for drawings although I have NO luck at all!! lol!! That's okay...it's fun anyway!
    Gorgeous rooms, Gollum!

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  11. Thank you, just put my name in the drawing. You might have scramble your brains with all that icing that appears everywhere in the kitchen. You been baking like crazy lately! ha ha hee hee.

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  12. I love your word you used today in your blog -"flummoxed" - I am so unoriginal in my word usage I will have to try and incoorperate this word in my life as i usually stay in a state of flummoxation (is that a word?)!!!

    Would love to be put in the hat for the sweet little light! I just know one of these days I am going to win a giveaway in bloggyland!

    blessings
    mary

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  13. I trust that you will create the most perfect basement for sure, Gollum. I just love your style and I can't wait to see what you do. The lamp is gorgeous so drop my name for the drawing please!..Christine

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  14. I love those colors. Now I know in this economy we are supposed to differentiate Needs from Wants. I NEED the sconce! LOL--

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  15. The basement sounds like it is going to be beautiful. The summer is a perfect deadline for light and bright! Can't wait to see the pictures as you make it a reality.

    I'd love to be entered, it's gorgeous.
    ~Michelle

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  16. Yes, please enter me for the cute crystal basket. Your blog is exquisite!

    Sharon Avinger
    mavinger@sc.rr.com

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  17. That basket is so pretty! Everything on your blog is so nice. What a great giveaway. Thank you!

    Allison

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  18. Gullum,
    Loving this light! So very beautiful!
    Wow you have such great taste! I can't wait to see the basement done. I am sure it will be as beautiful as the rest of your home.
    Hugs, Bobbi Jo

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  19. I love how you pack so much into each post, and in this one: a giveaway too! (Yes, please.)

    Your house is beautiful, and the right inspiration for the windows will come along. The house will let you know!

    How do you find time to do it all?

    Admiration abounds... Cass

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  20. I loved the write-up they did of your home! Every room is gorgeous! :D Jewel

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  21. Congratulations, Dear Gollum, on being the feature! I went and looked! How nice! Please enter me in the giveaway! I love that little thing!
    You'll get your basement room right! It's already lovely!
    bE a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  22. I like that shade of taupe. Wouldn't mind that in my master bedroom. Hope you show us your beachy basement. I love anything beach! That light is cute too. Kind of resembles a little Easter basket.

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  23. Michael, I really enjoy watching it all come together!

    What a SMALL blog world it is!

    Going now to check ot Shades of Light. That is a DARLING sconce!

    xo~m.

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  24. I'm going to look at the site. Sounds wonderful!! Please drop my name in the basket. It's beautiful!!

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  25. Oh, please put my name in too for the gorgeous light basket! Too cute! Wonderful in a baby's room, don't you think?! Suzie
    purrpage3[at]verizon[dot]net

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  26. I look forward to seeing what you do for the finished room. Please put my name in the hat for the crystal sconce. Hugs, Marty

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  27. Your blog is lovely and I'm loving looking at pictures of your home.

    What a lovely giveaway...please enter my name..thank you!

    I am interested in joining your Friday Foodie but I'm just checking it doesn't have to be something that is cooked on Friday right? We just post it on Friday?

    Have a lovely evening...and come by and visit when you have some time.

    Judi

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  28. Oh my, I'd love to have a chance at the sconce...it's beautiful! Thanks! :-) L~

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  29. Wooohoooo, you are going to go with some blue. My favourite! (So many people are reluctant to use it.) I don't think you'll be sorry as it can be a very calming color if used properly. Looking forward to seeing the unveiling.

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  30. Judy, you can cook any day of the week and post it. We'd love to have you join us.

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  31. Wow, I'd love to have the sconce and how proud I would be to say that it came from the blog of a famous writer. he he! Such fun! You may email me at flitteringbutterfly@hotmail.com

    SherylCanadianGirl

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  32. Love the basement plans and can't wait to see what you do. Please put my name in the Crystal Basket. I am off to visit Shades of Light. Pam

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  33. What a wonderful post - as always. I would love the crystal purse. It would be perfect in my master bath. Thank you for all you share with us.

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  34. That's right, you still haven't picked a color for your basement. I can't show mine to anybody - Jacob and his friend Jaz have the place an absolute disaster area. I blew a fuse this morning blowdrying my hair and I could hardly get to the circuit breaker! You could say I blew another fuse - stepping on junk! They have model airplanes and RC car gas engines and parts scattered all over the place. I had strict orders not to move anything! He wanted his friend over tonight and I said only if they CLEAN THE BASEMENT. Notice the friend didn't show up. ~ I'm off to check out your article - Congratulations! ~ Robyn

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  35. You are a scream!! Icing on the ceiling??? Surely it wasn't "that" kind of day.. Looking forward to hearing who wins the beautiful light.. Oh please put my name, but it usually doesn't take lol..it is gorgeous!!! Hope things are running more smooth this evening..
    hugs ~lynne~

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  36. DD1 would love the sconce in her Shabby Chic home. Toss my name in for her.

    Glad to see you writing on decorating again. All those calories are getting to my thighs!

    Allison
    (Allison0704)

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  37. Please put my name in the hat for the sconce! I love it! Thanks!

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  38. beautiful home..oh what I would give to have one of you fantastic decorators to come to my place for just a few hours.

    Please drop my name in the basket--that is beyond beautiful!

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  39. Put my name in the basket please! That is a beautiful sconce and would be perfect in my new bedroom!

    I love the article that they did on your home, and how people could buy a similar product from them.

    Those will be terrific colors for your basement! Funny that you mention "Something's Got to Give." I own the DVD and have been known to pop it in just so I could look at that beautiful house! I love how it was decorated.

    Kady

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  40. This couldn't have happened to a nicer person or a better blog! What a great partnership and smart idea on the part of Shades of Light. Who wouldn't want to win such a gorgeous prize?! Thanks for doing this and letting all of us in on the fun!

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  41. So great to see some decorating again!! Please put my name into the drawing for the sconce. I could sure use some new inspiration in my neck of the woods! So busy I can only check in now and then...sure miss all of you!

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  42. The sconce is scrumptious....oh dear, I do have FOOD on my mind:):) PLease throw my name in the pot too! I'm usually not lucky in these things but you never know, huh? My e-mail is: szpinky@aol.com. THANKS!!!! Hugs, Pinky

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  43. GG, You crack me up... all that talk about "goofing up" in that GLAMOROUS, TO-DIE-FOR kitchen, and then you produce beauuuuutiful, mouth-watering temptations (Wellll, maybe EXCEPT for, sorry, your "CUPCAKES"! Insert huge, loving & supportive grins here!) ~ Saw the pics of your "Mansion/Farm" at SOL... they're ALSO "delicious"! Big hugs, Linda

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  44. OMG, do you realize how long you've been planning this basement? I remember your post on RMS a YEAR ago with all different colors slapped on the walls! You're a nut. Just hire someone to do it already! I wanna see the finished product!

    Okay, put my name in that hat because that sconce is gorgeous and so whimsical!!!!

    Justine :o )

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  45. Hi Gollum...

    Congratulations on your home being chosen...everything about your home is fabulous!!! I've been a big fan ever since RMS!

    What an awesome giveaway...that little crystal sconce is simply gorgeous! Please add my name to the pot...I have the perfect place for it in my little Tea Rose bedroom...hehe!

    Thank you!
    Warmest wishes,
    Chari

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  46. I lovethe basket sconce. Please enter my name in the drawing!

    Have a great day, Denise

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  47. I am a devoted follower of your blog. I learn so, SO much and your home is beautiful. Please drop my name into the pot for the sconce. It is gorgeous!
    I look forward to following the progress of the basement.

    Lou Cinda :)

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  48. I love seeing photos of your beautiful home. What is the story on how the icing ended up on the ceiling? :) Throw my name in the basket also.
    Glenda

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  49. Your house is devine. I always love peeking in at your blog. Now if I can get some time to do what's in my head .............. Pleas throw me in the hat as well. Thanks, Maryrose

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  50. I LOVE LOVE it...(deep sigh).
    Sammers

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  51. GM Gollum...hey girl congrats on your home being chosen..and why would it not be...its like your girl just beautiful..now you made me laugh with the icing on the ceiling thing thats sounds like me in the kitchen..and girl whatever you do with your basement will be wonderful..Now did I ever tell you I have those same pillows you have in your library on my sofa I had made last year...just love them so long as no one use's them then they get all squashed up..
    Oh PLEASE put my name in the hat..That is just the cutest thing..and I love cute..Now I better go get my post done for Foodie Friday..Yes I cook!! hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  52. Oh, My! I just found your blog and I'm in love. Of course I have to enter this gieveaway and I'm off to check out the Shades of light website. So happy to have found you.

    Nancy

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  53. Please place my name in the basket. I have the plaid silk in a sample in reds and turquoise. I always wanted to use it.

    Thanks for doing this.

    Shar

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  54. I would love for my name to be placed in the drawing.

    Your blog is beautiful, and I'm hoping to play along on Foodie Friday. Thanks for hosting the fun!

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  55. Could you please tell me where you found the buffalo checked curtains? I've been looking for some like that.

    Thanks so much!

    Gayle

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  56. Gayle, go to www.shadesoflight.com.

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  57. OOOO! I'd love to win the pretty light. I'm so excited about your home being featured-it should be featured in a beautiful coffee table book (Hey! A book you don't have to spend months writing!) laurie

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  58. Oh Gollum I adore the crystal sconce!

    I hope I win!!! ;)

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  59. Please enter me in the drawing. Love reading your blog daily. You are so creative!

    Judy

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  60. Oh,I would love to win and the draperies are gorgeous! cindy

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  61. Yes,Dr and Gollum,I would LOVE to win that LOVELY light...Ann

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  62. Put my name in. April 1st is my birthday, I would love to win!

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  63. Wow, what a beauty! I can't believe I almost missed this chance! I hope to win!

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  64. Hi Golloum, please count me in...I just got back in town. I'm going to look at the site...sounds wonderful...thanks Pat H

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  65. I would love to be entered into the giveaway for the light shade. Thank you for hosting it.

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  66. I dropped over from BJ's after seeing the lovely picnic basket. Your home is beautiful. You have exquisite taste.
    Sweetie

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  67. Oh how fun to be featured at a fave store!
    Love love love the sconce. Blessings, Shay

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  68. What a fab blog - I discovered my way here from OC Cottage.

    You're going on my favorite blogs list!

    Oh - and please enter me into your contest - super fab prize!

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  69. How neat to be featured in their catalog! Except it would scare me that I would have to do some really deep cleaning! Love the sconce; one or two of those would be wonderful in my mom's new bonus room that she is doing in 'Paris' theme of black/white and hot pink. Chandeliers and lots of frou-frou. Love looking at your pictures!
    Carol

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  70. Pretty cool to be in the catalog. And blog land is a pretty small world! How generous of you to have this contest. Thanks!

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  71. Love the giveaway. Please enter my name. Love, love, love your blog!
    jghertel@aol.com

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  72. I love your blog!! My Mom and I sneak over here on our lunch breaks to look at your gorgeous house!! Please enter me in the contest. That crystal sconce is too pretty and would look great in my little girl's room!!! Thank you so much!!

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  73. Oh my...what a lovely sconce!! I'd be pleased as punch to win!!!

    Thanks for the opportunity!!

    Jan

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  74. Me again, your new biggest fan. Love the sconce and am thrilled with the opportunity to sign up for SOL and your give-away.

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  75. This is my first visit, and it certainly won't be my last! Everything is beautiful, and I would love to be entered into the drawing. Cathy

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  76. Just came across your lovely blogspot and I shall return.
    Plez enter my name into your drawing.
    Blessings and best wishes,
    Deanna

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  77. That's a lovely little sconce and I would love to win it!

    I so enjoy peeking into your beautiful home. It's both homey and elegant! I'm one of your followers - don't want to miss anything. I don't always comment, but I love looking.

    I must order Consumming Passions!

    xoxoxo
    Deborah in NC

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  78. I'm in love with your home, everything is so gorgeous. Your tablescapes are wonderful and for the moment I am just dreaming about doing one. I just love your blog, and the sconce is just beautiful. I would love to have my name added in the drawing!
    Carol in NC

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  79. I am saying my prayers and crossing my fingers and toes to win that beautiful sconce. How unusual and so beautiful and I, of course, have the perfect spot for it. Thank you for your generous offer.

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  80. Love that beautiful sconce--so unusual and I would love to find it a home. I'm keeping my fingers and my toes crossed for good luck. Thank you for your generous offer.

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  81. oH, MY...this is so beautiful...and I would love for you to put my name in the hat.
    Keep sending us photos of your fabulous home...How anyone can have such a beautiful home AND a donkey is beyond me!!tee hee

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  82. You have such a beautiful blog! I'm enjoying it so much, can't wait to see more of it. I've just scratched the surface.

    I found you while visiting Libby's Twirl and Taste. Would love for you to visit my blog, Food Gratitude.

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  83. Drop by your blog often for dessert...in the form of 'eye candy'...

    Please do write my name down...

    Betty @ Country Charm

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  84. Please pick me! that is stunning and a beautiful post. Cindy

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  85. dropping my name in the basket!!

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  86. What a beautiful place I just escaped to. Please enter me as well I would love to win such a pretty piece.Thank you and have a great day.

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  87. Please put my name in the basket!!! So Pretty!!!!

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  88. I do not know how I missed this post. I remember the other posting about the wall color months ago. So now is the time. How exciting.Can not wait to see what you wind up with. I would also love to be added to the drawing for the crystal sconce. Love it.I also love shades of light cataog.Kathysue

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  89. Yes, put my name in for the sconce drawing. Your home is lovely and what talent you have!

    Mary

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  90. Love the pretty sconce, please add me to the basket! Gorgeous! Love your decorating too! Thanks for the drawing!

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  91. How wonderful to get the Farm house feature. Can't wait to see the basement, love all the photo. The lovely sconce is so wonderful! I would be in heaven if it happen to land on my door step! So beautiful! I can see it in my parlor now. lol Someone is going to have a lovely surprise on April Fools Day!

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  92. I went over to see your home, it just shines. I never seen your bedroom, so lovely, I just love the colors. I have seen the zebra rug, it really shows up wonderful in their photos. Love the arches. Your dining room is just wonderful! They did a great job showing your wonderful home. I even got to find out what your next book is about! lol I use to make cakes, for family. I took a cake decorating course in my 20's, for I worked at a florist and helped a cater. So funny, yesterday, I found all my gadgets for cake decorating, my daughter tried to take it home. She said I wish I knew you had all this, I would have got it while you were working out of state! Lot of cake memories! I just love making doll cakes, wedding cake. I stopped and started buying, lol Maybe on day I start back.

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  93. What a cute sconce! Please add my name to your list of hopefuls! You make Shade of Light sound so wonderful, now I'm on my way over there to see them!
    Thanks for the Giveaway!
    xxxooo
    Marilyn

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  94. How have I missed your blog before? I came over to check out the food wrecks...try dropping a spaghetti quiche on the inside of the oven door...been married just a few months...darling new (and still) hubby got it off and actually ate it. I have to agree, it looked like the cat threw up on the oven door, but it tasted yum...sigh...and it really did look bad...never made it again, but learned my lesson about putting a cookie sheet under the pie pan ;D

    What a stunning sconce....throw my name in the hat please!!!

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  95. Oh my gosh! I love that sconce! I also love that silk buffalo check! I'm going to check out their website now!

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  96. wow i am the 96th comment. Well please drop my name in that basket too. Mishelle

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  97. Gollum, what a stunning scone ...please throq my name in the hat please...thanks...Pat H

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  98. Very cute sconce! Please add my name to the list. Loved "Consuming Passions". I would just swear you wrote about some of my relatives!!

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  99. You have a fantastic blog! Beautiful!

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  100. Oh my goodness I hope I'm not too late for the drawing. I just love that!!!
    Found your blog through Cindys over at Romantic Home blog. Man I am loving all these ideas to make something more special! It would be sooooooo pretty for a tea party to! :)
    Rose

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