Friday, December 2, 2011

A Little Something From Me to You & a Winner

****THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED****


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 I wanted to share some of the happenings in my etsy store and let you sweet things in on a little giveaway.  I have been one busy girl making place mats for the store.  In case you are wondering, I am now taking custom orders through the holiday season.  Here are a few that have sold recently...

 set of six

 square set of four

custom Christmas


To show how much I appreciate you all, I am giving away a custom set of place mats.

Here is what you do:

1.  Leave a comment telling me how much you would love to win.  Be creative & silly if you wish.  I want this to be fun.  

I will announce the winner next Friday.  Good luck!

Now for the winner of the Dizzy Tulip & mood board giveaway.....


A Vintage Vine said...
Just blogged about the giveaway! Have a great day!
Congratulations Lisa!

Now I am off to spend the weekend with my favorite woman in the world - Mom.  We are going to the mountains for some Christmas shopping and to visit the Christmas tree farm to cut our tree.  I love this time of year!  Yesterday we put our oldest son on a plane bound for Boston.  He and his swim team are in a big meet this weekend at Harvard University.  Say a little prayer for his safe return.

Have a wonderful weekend my dears!

48 comments :

  1. What a a cute giveaway count me in! I would arrange them the way you have above and put them in the center of my table to place my centerpiece on. I'd love em' and they can be used over and over!

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  2. Winning would turn my day around! It started at 4:30 AM when I woke and couldn't get back to sleep and moved on to my dumping my hot espresso (for my iced latte) onto myself. I took off my top, because I hate the smell of coffee (and it was soaked) and was caught minutes later IN MY BRA by a neighbor while putting out the dry cleaning for pick-up (on my way upstairs for my second shower of the day -- yes, redoing my hair, too, because of that darn coffee smell) -- why I didn't wait until I was REDRESSED, I'll never know. (I didn't think anyone else would be up so early!) And to top it off, it's crazy hair day at my kids' school and I had to create two mohawks for my boys this morning (my girl wanted no part of it!). Sigh... I should have stayed in bed. Or maybe just go back to it! ;)

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  3. PS ~ We're in Boston, too! Harvard is one of my husband's clients. Good luck! He'll have a ball and Boston/Cambridge is/are so pretty this time of year!

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  4. I would love to win because it would be a constant reminder of the wonderfulness of Rene in our house every day :) How's that for kissing up???

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  5. would LOVE to win these!! Would tell everyone that I made them! :) Think of how impressed they would be!!!

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  6. have fun with your mom- sounds like a great weekend!
    and i would love to win so much.... so much that i would give up my third arm just to win.

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  7. Those hohoho mats are about the cutest thing ever. And they would totally match all my decor this year. I'm using a lot of burlap... so really it's not a want as much as a MUST HAVE. How can you deny that?

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  8. I would love to win (I love the white on burlap set!) so that I can set a beautiful table for Christmas breakfast in our breakfast room--designed by you!

    Prayers for a good meet and a safe return!

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  9. I love that you're now placing the words where they're visible when the table is set. I'm trying to think of a very short quote that could be put on them, one that would continue around the table. Wouldn't that be cool?

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  10. I LOVE your placemats! We recently renovated our condo and I have been devouring blogs for inspiration and slowly picking out the perfect pieces to complete everything. My husband and I were married in October and our hosting our first holiday together - these placemats would be perfect! Hope you're enjoying the holiday season!

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  11. They are so darling! I would fold them in half attach them to a string with old clothespins and hang them over my kitchen sink.

    Soo cute!

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  12. Another great giveaway from Rene....I can't believe I just one the last one!! Thanks so much Rene! My boys would not feel out of place at all with those placemats...the EAT and CHOW ones, of course!!! Enjoy your time with your Mom!

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  13. Ahhh would LOVE to win! Your 'eat, chow, nourish, relish' look fabulous on my dining table right now, but those christmas white ones sure would look great too !!! Thank you for a great giveaway.

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  14. Rene! I've always adored this mats you make! And we don't have ANY! These would look oh-so-lovely on our dining room table! Fingers crossed!

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  15. The reason I'd love to win, aside from them being precious can be summarized in 4 simple words:
    I never win anything.
    :) Have a fabulous weekend!

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  16. I think I should win because today's my birthday and I survived a whole year of being 50, now on to the next 50!
    Debbie

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  17. These are so cute...love that the words are in the right corner for all to see when the table is set...Could you make rounds ones? Just wondering because my kitchen table is round.
    Have a wonderful time with your mom and good luck to your son and his swim team!
    xo
    annie

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  18. Since I already have a set of your awesome burlap placemats and they look so awesome, I think I should win another set of awesomeness for the holidays because that would just be so awesome. Have I mentioned how awesome your blog is? Have an awesome day Rene! :)

    (and a little prayer to the most awesome One for your son's safe travels)

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  19. Oh my gosh Rene, how exciting that your son is at Hah-vahd (my neck of the woods!) Wow - he's hitting the big time! Hope you have a wonderful time away with your mom while he's gone.
    Your placemats are so adorable! I love the new placement of the words in the corner so you can see them when the table is set! Also loving the holiday editions!

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  20. Oooh, I love your placemats! It would be tough deciding what words to choose! I love the eating themed ones, but I think for our house, we'd definitely have to go with The Mom, The Dad, The Kid and The Girl. :o)
    Enjoy your time with your mom! Sounds like a perfect relaxing weekend.

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  21. PICK ME, PICK ME, PICK ME...did I said pick me. I don't have a funny story today but I LOVE your placemats. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.
    best regards,
    Wanda

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  22. Would love to win these! They are adorable - we are in the process of renovating an old home, and it would be great to have something I don't have to pick out! :)

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  23. I don't use place mats much, but these I would use all the time! Great job!

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  24. I'm channeling my Dusty Springfield here...

    Wishin' and hopin' and thinkin' and prayin' and plannin' and dreamin' of how I would use these darling placemats.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jr1qKuz0FMY&feature=related

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  25. They would be a great conversation piece for my Christmas Eve dinner. I think my little nephew would think he has a very "cool auntie" as he would say. Love them, Rene! Praying for your son's safe travels and wishing you a wonderful weekend with your Mom. Those are the best!

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  26. O.K. Renee.....so here is my plea......how about sending them to me. I never, ever win any contests and this would convince me that I always stand a chance and to believe in good luck!!!! I swear, I will treat them well and enjoy them. Karen

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  27. Growing up on a farm, I learned to not like those dusty old burlap sack and I still thought I didn't like burlap...you have changed my mind..love these!! :D

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  28. Oooh - I would love to own a set of these! They would look awesome on my kitchen table!

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  29. Awesome Rene!!! I love these! You're so sweet to give a set away!

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  30. Ohhh I love these... would be so perfect for my world. Seriously.. LOVE. THEY ARE EPIC

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  31. Since I believe that presentation is everything when a meal is served. I have no doubt that your lovely placemats would indeed make my nosh simply deeelish!! :D

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  32. Ooooh! Pick me! Pick me!! PICK ME!!! (Sorry...I teach Kindergarten.) But, seriously... I. LOVE. THEM. They are the perfect addition to my breakfast table where my family of boys will celebrate Jesus's Birthday!

    Prayers for your son's safe return and sweet memories with your Mom.

    Merry Christmas! -Sherri

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  33. Ooh me! Ooh me! I love them and as a fellow etsy shop owner, I LOVE having treasures in my house from fellow handmade crafty friends!

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  34. These are just darling--and frankly--I just WANT them...

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  35. I've been gaga over these placemats since you first featured them a long time ago. DARLING! I'm sure no one will mind if you just forgo the formalities of a random drawing and give them to me outright. ;)

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  36. Excellent mat. I love the design idea and the materrials. Lovely!

    jeavon @ Home Decorator

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  37. Oh, my dinner plates are saying "pick me, pick me!" They have been telling me that they wish they had a cozy new "blanket" under them! :) Do your dishes talk to you? hee hee!

    Seriously now, I love your work!

    All the best!

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  38. These are just too darned cute. I'm trying to find something "funny" to say, but can't top all the other comments of these genius gals! Hope I'm the winner, my table would be grateful.

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  39. I love your burlap placemats! Every time I see them, I think I really should make some of those, but then I remember that I'd be an itchy, scratchy mess working with the stuff. What I really need to do is hop over to your shop and just buy some. Unless I win some{please, please, please.} ;-) Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  40. I really want to win these custom places mats! My mom is a place mat junkie and every time she comes over to my house there is always a comment about how my table looks "unfinished"
    Winning/owning these place mats would make my mom so proud!

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  41. I already commented, but thought I would leave another comment! YES!! I want them that bad!!! -Sherri

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  42. Oh I think I saw the place mats stenciled with "laurie is the winner"! They would look fab on my table.

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  43. You know I love these placemats!! I would love to have them in my home...and a touch of Rene-ness;)

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  44. I think these placemats would be excellent "subliminal"hints for my son during meals....he's just learning to read...so cute!

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  45. I never win anything, so CLEARLY I am due. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win the darling placemats!! (and a big "WOO HOO" to a great weekend of swimming at Harvard. You must be so proud!

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  46. I think I should win because my name is Renee, too! I even have an extra e...I added it so I could win (kidding). Seriously, thanks for the opportunity!

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  47. I would love, make that LOVE, to win a set of these! I've admired your placemats from the very first time you posted pictures of them!

    Happy Holidays To You!!!

    Tina B.
    tinab158 at hotmail dot com

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  48. These are great! I would love to give them to my daughter for Christmas.

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