Jan 1, 2011

My 200th Post! {And Giveaway}


Happy New Year's!!! It is a new year and with it, exciting things coming up soon! 

Paris...a city that many a girl dreams of visiting one day; I have dreamed for over half of my life of seeing the Eiffel tower and behold the gorgeous countrysides of both France and Italy. Shall ever that dream come true?
Well, in two years time...my family is taking me to Europe!!!!! I am SO excited that in 2012 I will be boarding a plane en route to Paris, France!

All right, now for the tea-inspired things on my blog. Thanks to my dear friend Johanna for telling me this in her Christmas letter, January is...

The National Month of Tea!!!

Therefore, I have decided to celebrate, by having a blog makeover, and writing up a few historical posts that I am naming them
 The Years of Elegance and Etiquette.

So join me here, in my beautiful garden walk, for a tea party! What do you prefer, vanilla, chai, and with cream or sugar or both? I do suppose we shall have a delightful time, giggling under the maple trees, and smelling the sweet lavender and roses or peonies...*sigh* it will be as spring has returned to my garden once more even though the dead of winter is settled amongst us. {New Year's is a bit depressing to me, because it marks the end of the holidays, and the beginning of the monotonous winter season!:)}


And how could anyone refuse such a lovely tea table laden with rose cakes, and berry tarts? Oooo, yummy!


~Coming Events~

I thought, what a fun idea it would be, 
When the first signs of spring we see,
I shall host a Narnian tea!

Well, perhaps, not a tea, but a Narnian inspired event filled with food, fashion, prizes, and more!

~~~~~Giveaways~~~~~
And now what you have all been waiting for....my 200th post giveaway!!!!
Special thanks to all the very willing and helpful people to make this giveaway possible. I actually have three sponsors, but she is in the process of making the third prize therefore, that giveaway will be posted at a later date. 
Special thanks to Mrs. Julie Wilson and Nancy Guenther for being willing to contribute to my giveaway. The wonderful shop Roses and Teacups are giving away...
A beautiful, silver tea charm!!!! I am quite envious of the blessed winner who shall receive this! Really, if I could enter my own giveaway, I would definitely want this sweet, little charm.:) 

Of course, my guests to my tea party MUST be properly dressed. How would you like to wear a lovely Regency gown?

The next winner shall receive a pattern download from the wonderful:
Special thanks to Mrs. Chancey for being willing to contribute this pattern!


Here's how to enter:
{READ INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY}

Mandatory Entry {counting as one entry} If you fail to do this, no additional entries will count.
Simply leave a sweet comment on this post telling me which prize you would like most if you win, and including one of your New Year's goals/resolutions or one of your fondest memories of 2010.

~For Additional Entries ONLY~
{to earn extra entries, it is requested that one must complete the mandatory entry first}

Visit Roses and Teacups website {found HERE}, browse through their lovely shop, and tell me what your favourite item is ~ counting as 1 entry

 Copy the Roses and Teacups button {earlier in post} and paste in your blog's sidebar only, telling me you did so with your blog's link ~ counting as 1 entry

Purchase something from Roses and Teacups, coming back here to tell me what you purchased ~ 2 entries {leave separate comments for each entry}

Visit Sense and Sensibility Patterns, {found HERE} coming back here to tell me what your favourite item is
 ~ counting as 1 entry

Copy Sense and Sensibility Patterns button and paste on your blog's sidebar only, telling me you did so with your link. ~ 1 entry

Purchase something from Sense and Sensibility Patterns, telling me what you purchased ~ 2 entries {leave separate comments for each}

Follow this blog {if you are already a follower just tell me!} ~ 1 entry

Post about this giveaway either on Facebook, Blogger, or Twitter {please do only one of the following}, including the button I made for my giveaway below, leaving the link in your comment ~ 1 entry

Search my blog's archives, and post a comment on one post {posted in 2010}  that caught your attention, coming back here with the link ~ 1 entry 

That's 12 entries that you can possibly earn!!!






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You may include this in your post or on you sidebar, either way the extra entry is accounted for.

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For people who do not have a blog ONLY

You may enter this giveaway as well! Just do the mandatory entry above {counting as 1 entry}, visit both shops telling me what you liked best from each shop, and email 5 of your friends about this giveaway! 
~ a total of 8 entries {including the mandatory entry}
  LEAVE SEPARATE COMMENTS FOR EACH.   

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~Giveaway Details~

LEAVE SEPARATE COMMENTS FOR EACH ENTRY. 
{To randomly pick the winners, I use random.org, and in order for you to earn the extra entries, one must leave separate comments.}

This giveaway is open to young ladies internationally, thanks to our sponsors! {Next week, there is another sponsor that will be joining us, which I am excited to introduce!!!} 

GIVEAWAY CLOSES ON JANUARY 22nd, 2011 AT 12:00 NOON PACIFIC TIMING. 
{Winners shall be announced hopefully, soon after giveaway closes} 

~Instructions to the Winners~
After winners are announced, winners MUST claim their prizes within 48 hr. of their announcement, otherwise I will draw another winner. {Hopefully this shall never happen, for I usually contact the winners that day}. 

Have fun! 

Many Blessings,

69 comments:

  1. Dearest Grace,

    Thank you for hosting such a delightful giveaway, and congratulations on 200 posts! I would love to be entered for the sweet tea cup charm. One of my goals for this new year is reading my Bible more often!

    Your Sister In Christ,
    Jenna

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  2. Congrats on your 200th post, Grace. :)

    Happy New Year!

    Blessings,
    Moriah

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  3. Roses and Teacups certainly has many beautiful items. One of my favorite items is the Autumn Rose Large 6-Cup Wrap Around Tea Cozy! Oh, how delightful it is!

    Your Sister In Christ,
    Jenna

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  4. I added the Roses and Teacups button to my sidebar. My blog link is:
    wheretheheartremains.blogspot.com

    Your Sister In Christ,
    Jenna

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  5. I am a follower of your delightful blog, dear friend!

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  6. I posted about your lovely giveaway on my blog. Here is the link:
    http://wheretheheartremains.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

    Your Sister In Christ,
    Jenna

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  7. Wow! I am so excited about all the changes!!!

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  8. Thanks for hosting a wonderful giveaway,Grace! :) One of my New Year's resolutions is to be a better blogger...:)
    If I won,I would love to win the Sense and Sensibility pattern!
    Have a great New Year,Grace!
    Love,
    Miriam

    {mandatory entry}

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  9. I posted a comment on one of your posts, Joys Of Thy Girlhood:
    http://gracesgardenwalk.blogspot.com/2010/07/joys-of-thy-girlhood.html
    It was a splendid post, dear friend!

    Your Sister In Christ,
    Jenna

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  10. I went to her website and my favorite item is... the
    Fine Porcelain, Hand Decorated
    Tea for One!

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  11. I would love the tea charm.

    Kelsey

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  12. Hello dear Grace!! Congrats on your 200th post! how exciting that must be!! :)
    I would like to enter for the Sense and sensibility pattern!!
    One of goals for the New Year is to be more faithful to my Bible reading and to read through the whole thing!

    Much love,
    Sarah

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  13. I visited the Roses and Teacups and I definitely LOVE the MG Collectibles Jewelry box. So charming!! I love delicate feminine things like that..

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  14. Put the Roses and Teacups button on my sidebar..

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  15. I visited the Sense and Sensibility site and I definitely love the Regency gown!! Of course, that is extremely hard to decide! I love ALL of their patterns, but regency is my top pick right now. :)

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  16. Pasted the S&S button in my sidebar!

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  17. I blogged about it here: http://throughthelilacbushes.blogspot.com/2011/01/give-away.html

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  18. This is the post tha caught my attention: http://gracesgardenwalk.blogspot.com/2010/10/music-to-mine-ears-concert.html

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  19. Ooo, I've recently ventured into the world of jewelry making and that charm would look lovely on a necklace. I'd probably want to win that most because I'm not a big sewer.

    One of my fondest memories is probably our trip to Charleston, SC this spring or going Texas with friends this October.

    ~ Hanne-col

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  20. I would LOVE to have the tea pot charm. That is the cutest charm I've ever seen. I LOVE tea! :-)

    My most sincere 2011 resolution is to STUDY my Bible, not just read and memorize. I look forward to 2012, when I will look back and see what I've learned. :-)

    LesleyAnn

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  21. I love musicboxes. The cameo music boxes are stunning.

    LesleyAnn

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  22. The 1940s Swing Dress Pattern reminds me of my aunt. I love it and it's my favorite.

    LesleyAnn

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  23. My favorite post that I read was Wednesday Oct 13 entitled "A Devotion". That was a beautiful devotion and prayer. Both my parents died at early ages and I was not old enough to lose either.

    LesleyAnn

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  24. Grace,

    Oh, what a lovely giveaway!

    My favorite is the little tea charm. It's just too adorable for words!

    My New Years resolution is to read the bible in its entirety this year.

    -Lady Rose

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  25. Grace,

    This is my second entry. I have decided to follow your blog. It's just too precious! :)

    -Lady Rose

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  26. Grace,

    This is my third entry. My favorite item at the Roses and Teacups site is the quilted placemat with the matching quilted napkins. But, I also loved the jewerly box as well. It was difficult to make a choice as to my favorite! :)

    -Lady Rose

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  27. Oh, I would absolutely LOVE to win the regency dress pattern!!

    My fondest memory of 2010 would have to be traveling to Southern CA with my cousin Abbie and visiting our grandma and other relatives for 10 days. It was so much fun:)

    ~Natasha Marie~
    aka Edith

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  28. What a delightful giveaway! If I was to win I'd probably choose the lovely tea pot charm! I'm not much of a sewer (though one day I would love to receive the pattern and make my own Regency dress!).
    One of my goals this year is to read 3/4 of the 30 books on my reading list this year. I've included a lot of classics that I just haven't ever read before.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!
    ~Miss Laurie
    Old-FashionedCharm.blogspot.com

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  29. Roses and Teacups is a perfectly lovely shop! They have so many delightful items and I love their shawls and cameo jewelry! My favorite is probably the teapot charms, especially the ones with Victorian looking flowers on them!

    ~Miss Laurie
    Old-FashionedCharm.blogspot.com

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  30. I've admired Sense & Sensibility patterns for years and have always wanted to make a Regency style gown so I can dress like my favorite Jane Austen heroines. The Regency Gown Pattern is definitely my favorite!

    ~Miss Laurie
    Old-FashionedCharm.blogspot.com

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  31. I already follow your blog and am glad to do so. Your posts are so lovely! :)


    ~Miss Laurie
    Old-FashionedCharm.blogspot.com

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  32. Hi,
    Happy New Year ! I really enjoy reading your blog. You are such a blessing. If I win I would really like the silver tea charm. It is quite lovely.
    One of my new years resolutions is to simplify. I am going through some of my things to donate to charity.
    Thanks for having this giveaway.
    Hannah

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  33. This is my 2nd entry. My favorite item on roses and teacups website are the tulip pop-up note cards. It is so cold here where I live the tulips remind me that spring will be here in a few months.

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  34. This is my 3rd entry . I posted the roses and teacups blog button on my blog. Here is the link
    inhannahsworld.blogspot.com

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  35. I love the Regency dress pattern, but the pattern I would really, really love to get someday from Sense & Sensibility Patterns, is the 1910s Tea Gown. I just love it:)

    ~Edith~

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  36. And I'm now displaying the Sense & Sensibility Patterns button on my sidebar!
    http://daybyday.plexpedia.com

    ~Edith~

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  37. I would love to win the adorable teapot charm. :)

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  38. HI Grace, I would like to enter you giveaway! Some of my goals for 2011 is to spend more studying the Bible and to learn to quilt!

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  39. For the memory I would have to say July 4th weekend! We wen to see my grandma and had some fun times with her!

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  40. Oh, forgot to tell you that if I won I would like the pattern best!!

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  41. My favorite thing on Roes and Tea cups in the Bliss and Pearl Drop Earrings!

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  42. My favorite pattern on Sense and Sensibility is the Ladies’ Edwardian Apron Pattern.

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  43. I am going to tell some friends about it!!

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  44. Such a lovely giveaway, now that I am in the States I can enter!!! Well, I really want to study the Bible this year. You can see more goals on my blog!

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  45. Everything in the Roses and Teacups site is beautiful . . . I think I would like this treasure box:http://roses-and-teacups.com/shabby-rose-art.php to give to my sister, she would adore it!

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  46. The first pattern on this page is nice, I'd like to have a dress like that! http://sensibility.com/category/patterns/romantic-era/

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  47. Oops.. I didn't get my mandatory entry right! I would like to win the REgency gown pattern and one of my fondest memories of 2010 was finding out that I was going to be teaching fiddle to 2 wonderful girls!

    In Christ's Service,
    Sarah

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  48. I already follow your awesome blog!

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  49. I added your button the bottom of my last post -- I hope that counts!

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  50. Hi Grace,
    This is my 4th entry. I am following you :)

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  51. This is my 6th entry. It is for the extra entry. I posted the blog button on my blog.
    inhannahsworld.blogspot.com
    Thanks

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  52. I visited Sens and Sensibility patterns and my favorite pattern is the 1909 Edwardian Dress Pattern!

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  53. I posted a comment of one of your Archives! Here's the link! http://gracesgardenwalk.blogspot.com/p/about-my-garden-walk.html

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  54. I posted about your giveaway here: http://girlsoffaith123.blogspot.com/2011/01/elegant-giveaway.html

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  55. Oh, how LOVELY, Miss Grace! Congratulations to you on 200 posts..wow! I can't wait till I have so many words to fill up my blog. I believe I'm only at 170 posts, at present!

    ...And before I go any further, I must mention that *I* am hosting a large giveaway as well, over at:

    www.one-beloved.blogspot.com

    ..I hope you can enter! :)

    ~Now. For the mandatory entry...the prize I would MOST like to win? BOTH, of course, but I am really into regency dresses right now, and am actually sewing one..so, another pattern to try in the future would be WONDERFUL!

    ~A goal for this year? To get better at math..:) ..to read my Bible more often..to remember to pray for those far away...and to be a better runner. :) I hope you don't mind I said so many things!

    These items are so lovely; I can't wait to see who wins. ;)

    Blessings,
    Lucia

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  56. ..And now, I browsed through the "teapcup" shoppe, and LOVED everything..so feminine and beautiful! But, I have been looking for some gloves, and I must say that all of these:

    http://roses-and-teacups.com/lace-satin-gloves.php

    ..caught my attention. ;)

    Blessings,
    Lucia

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  57. ..On "Sense and Sensibility Patterns," I found a LOVELY Regency dress pattern I would love to have:

    http://sensibility.com/patterns/regency-gown-pattern/

    ..I believe that's my fav. thing for that store!

    ~Lucia

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  58. ..I follow your LOVELY blog, Miss Grace! Congratulations on so mnay followers, too! ;)

    ~Lucia Marie

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  59. I posted a comment on one of your posts that caught my eye...the one about you starting a new photo blog! How fun! I will go check it out..:)

    ~Lucia~

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  60. Wow!!! how cool! I would like to win the pattern...They are both so pretty though!
    My goal this year is to be a better sister to my nine siblings and a more helpfull daughter :)
    Thank you so much

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  61. My favorite thing on "Roses and Teacups" is the Black Lace Cameo Choker with Chiffon Scarf!!!!
    SO beautiful :)

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  62. My favorite item on "Sense and Sensibility" is definitely the 1940s “Swing” Dress Pattern". I love
    4o's dresses.

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  63. I am now a follower of your blog...and I love your backround!!!

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