Giveaway – “Touch of Spring” Earrings

giftwrapIf it’s Monday – it must be time for a new giveaway and new questions!

Last week’s answers to “Which celebrity would you run away with…” were so much fun! Although some names were mentioned a few times, it was amazing to see the wide variety of choices, overall! Thanks everyone for playing along. πŸ™‚

This week’s giveaway is a reflection of the signs of spring that are just starting to dot the landscape here in New England – and maybe in your neck of the woods, too! The trees are budding and soon new leaves will appear in that gorgeous springtime shade of peridot green.


These “Touch of Spring” Earrings feature delicately etched Czech Glass Leaf beads, Vintage Swarovski peridot aurora borealis crystal teardrops, and contemporary Swarovski peridot crystals. Tiny goldtone beadcaps add a finishing touch, and the pretty earwires are 14k gold plated.
Measurements: Approximately 1-7/8″ long, including the earwires.


Contest Rules and How To Enter

1. For your first chance to win: How about another whimsical question? πŸ˜‰
Pretend that you are a millionaire and that you’ll be hosting a very elegant dinner party at one of the most acclaimed restaurants in the world. The fun part is that you may invite dinner guests from all periods in history! Think of people that you have always found interesting! Which authors, celebrities, historical figures, artists, politicians, clergy, singers, actors, etc. would make up your ideal guest list? Remember you can have guests from the past and the present and you may invite as many as you like – but please choose at least four!

2. For a second chance to win, leave a second comment that answers the question: What is you favourite kitchen gadget??

3. For a third chance to win, leave a comment on any other post on this blog except this one. You can do it today by looking for a post in the archives to comment on, or you can come back during the week and add a comment on any post – old or new. You will receive an extra entry each time you do so.

You can choose any one or all of the above chances to enter.

A valid email address must be given at time of entry. You must be 18 yrs. old. The name of the winner will be listed here after the completion of the contest. The winner will be notified by email. The prize will be mailed by USPS First Class Mail. If no valid email address is given at time of entry, or if winner fails to respond to email within 3 days from the time notification email has been sent, the win will be null and void and a new winner will be chosen.
All entries must be received by 9:00 p.m. EST on 04/12/09, and the winner will be selected on or about 04/13/09.



Giveaway – “Touch of Spring” Earrings — 43 Comments

  1. my dinner party list is: freddie mercury & brian may, john crowley & john irving, peter o’toole & william shatner, leonardo da vinci & andy warhol, benjamin franklin & albert einstein, queen elizabeth I & julius caesar, richard pryor & george carlin. i choose 2 each from several categories, but i don’t want to make such a long list that we can’t all chat. i know i could think of more, but that’ll have to be a different night….

  2. my favorite kitchen gadget is my coffee maker! what would i do without it?!?

  3. This is fun:

    Marilyn Monroe, My ancestors(grandparents and such), Abraham Lincoln, all of my pets passed =), James Dean, the list goes on……..

  4. I don’t really have any gadgets, as I don’t spend much time in the kitchen, but I love our little oven thing that you can have Rotisserie Chicken in!

  5. Wonder how those on my list will all get along.

    Bill and Hillary Clinton. I love them both. I have talked to Bill and found him most gracious. I wonder what he thinks would fix this economy.

    Edgar Allen Poe. Need someone there from the Dark Side.

    Dolly Parton. I love love love her. She is the ultimate entertainer, a smart woman, and just ALWAYS makes me happy.

    Kris Kristopherson. Love the songs he has written and have everyone of his albums.

    Jessie James. I knew him in that life.

    Dick Butkus. What can I say.

    Kenny Stabler. To keep Dick company and I love them both.

    Walter Payton. Heck, I need to add a whole Bears team to this.

    Jim Belushi. Will add humor to the group. Love those Chicago Boys.

    Moses. I want to know if he really built an ark.

    Sitting Bull. I know I would have liked him.

    I’ll stop because I could just keep adding to this list. I am noticing that I didn’t add too many females. Well, they tell me I am a man’s woman. I certainly can carry on better conversations with them. O well, I’ll be in good company with Hillary!

  6. My favorite kitchen gadget? Terry. I love to see him in the kitchen! But seriously, you said gadget. Excluding large and small appliances, my favorite is a slicer/dicer thing a mabob. I use it mostly for potatoes. Without it I would not fry potatoes. It makes cutting them for mashed potatoes super easy.

  7. Oooh, I’d invite:

    Shakespeare – to finally end the controversies
    Cleopatra – hey, you gotta respect a woman who knows what she wants!
    Mark Twain – inject a bit of humor to the gathering
    Henrik Ibsen – love his plays, and he and Shakespeare could compare notes! ; P
    Queen Elizabeth I – an interesting history
    Queen Isabella of Spain – again, interesting history
    Squanto – gotta get my heritage in there
    Pocahontas – again, to finally end the controversies!

    Clearly I need to find more…alive…people to invite.

  8. I would invite my two grandmothers who have passed away, Audrey Hepburn, Charlotte Bronte, Beethoven, and David Archuleta.

  9. Among my guests would be… Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Baudelaire, Shakespeare Adolf Hitler (really!), Leonardo da Vinci, Salvador Dali, V. Van Gogh, Picasso, Audrey Hepburn, Marlene Dietrich, Vivien Leigh, Marilyn Monroe, Chopin, Beethoven…


  10. I would invite Hemmingway, Crichton, Tolkien and Austin, we would sit around and have a literary discussion.

  11. Jane Austen, Shakespeare, Elizabeth I, C.S. Lewis, John Adams, Napoleon Bonaparte, Patrick O’Brian, Agatha Christie.

    I have eclectic tastes!

  12. Definitely my favorite gadget is the microwave. What would my leftovers do without it?

  13. Fun questions!
    For the dinner party, I would want to invite Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, FDR, Winston Churchill, C.S. Lewis, Jane Austen, Reese Witherspoon (and she could bring her lovely date Jake Gyllenhaal), Anne Boleyn, Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Aniston, Ronald Reagan, and Steve Carell. Wouldn’t that be an interesting group!

  14. My favorite kitchen gadget is the blender! I love smoothies, milkshakes, etc. that I can make myself at home. πŸ™‚

  15. I would invite Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Muhammad and the Chief Rabbi of Israel, the Pope, the Dalai Lama and a Grand Ayatollah (selected from the body of Grand Ayatollahs currently in existance), I’d serve them food and drink according to their needs, and I’d keep them at the table until they agreed to lead their followers in faith, not hatred, bigotry and violence.

  16. My favorite kitchen gadget is my breadmaker – I’d be lost without it (or stuck buying commercially produced bread).

  17. Ooooh, who to invite. I’d have to invite Shakespeare, Cleopatra, Sacajawea, George Washington, Matt Damon (I can’t help it, he’s hot), and Abraham Lincoln.

  18. Wow! I know that I would choose Jesus, my grandma, Florence Nightengale (I’m a nurse), and Mother Theresa. Beyond that, I’d really have to think about it!

  19. My Guest??? Hmmmm…Lets see, Jesus though I must admit it could be awkward…seeing how I often have a difficult time behaving myself….Oprah seeing that she is so close to GOD and all…George Washington, I will be placing him at the other end of the table considering the wooden teeth he may not be the best of dinner companions….and corn and the cob must be on the menu…A good slew of other Presidents, including Bill and his wife Hilary…Lets not forget Monica…Entertainment/Drama. Make me feel more like a family dinner! Buffalo Bill, Jane Austin, Robin Williams and whoever it was that created the thrifty little contraptions on mops so I don’t have to put my hands on the dirty parts!!!

  20. The Can Opener!!! Have you ever tried opening a can with a knife? Geesh! I missing two toes because of it!!! Eeeewwww……

  21. My dinner list would be: JK Rowling, Thomas Dam, Jesus, Montogomery Gentry, and Einstein. That would make a pretty interesting dinner party, huh?

    My favorite kitchen gadget is the microwave. Can’t live without it!

  22. I would invite Princess Di, Mother Theresa, Abraham Lincoln and Benjamin Franklin. I think that would be an interesting mix.

  23. I love my heavy duty hand can opener, it beats any electric can opener any day of the week.


  25. aha! drew carey, colin mochrie, ryan stiles and wayne brady. πŸ˜€ it’d be a blast.

  26. What a thought provoking question. I love it!
    Off the cuff, my guest list would include the following;
    Albert Einstein
    Anne Frank
    Abraham Lincoln
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    Rosa Parks
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    Madame Curie
    Edgar Allen Poe
    President Obama
    My Family, etc.
    Please enter my name in your drawing for the lovely handcrafted earrrings!
    Many thanks and Happy Easter…..Cindi

  27. The little hand help mixer that my husband and I received as a wedding gift 23 years ago! Thanks Cindi

  28. I would have the following guests at my dinner party:
    Judy Garland, Bette Davis, Gary Cooper, Nat King Cole, Humphrey Bogart, Amelia Earhart, John Wayne, Gertrude Stein, Slyvia Plath, and Georgia O’Keefe.

  29. my ideal guest list would have to be as follows:

    -Kurt Vonnegut
    -Charlie Chaplin
    -Sylvia Plath (we’ll just keep her out of the kitchen)
    -Marie Antoinette (we all know she knew how to party)
    -Tim Burton
    -Miyazaki (Japanese Director)

    i think that’d be splendid.