Saturday, May 15, 2010

Cottage Charm Giveaway

Kim at Twice Remembered Cottage is holding her 4th annual Cottage Charm Giveaway which sounds like an inspired idea, a whole lot of fun, and something I would like to join in with.


My daughter and I were recently at your favourite store and mine - Anthropologie - and bought the pretty blue 5-inch high vase.   Fortunately I was able to buy 2 of them, otherwise I might not feel like giving it away.  As soon as I saw the bubbles in the glass I had to get them.


I'm also giving away 2 Johnson Brothers Old English sideplates.


The plates are just the right size for sharing a snack with a friend.  Does the square shape and the sweet rope detail around the edge look familiar, because they should if you have been paying attention to all the minutiae of our house.  They are the same as the plates on our dining room wall but without the coloured border and fruit centre.  You can see them here.


So here are the details:
  1. Leave a comment telling me what kind of snack you would have on the plates or what kind of flowers you would put in the vase (one entry).
  2. Become a follower or let me know in a separate comment that you are already a follower (second entry).
  3. Blog about the giveaway, put it on your sidebar, or mention it on FaceBook (third entry).
Finally, head on over to Twice Remembered Cottage to have a look at Kim's lovely red kitchen (among other amazing renovations they have done) and enter the other giveaways already linked up.  This is a humdinger of a blog link party, with everyone having a giveaway at the same time.  All giveaways will be drawn on Saturday, May 29th.  Mine will be closed at 9:00 pm Toronto time (I'm hopeless with time zones, so all I know is it's the one I'm in!).


121 comments:

  1. Great giveaway! I'm already a follower. Since I'm the first to comment, I'm going to wait a little bit to come back with what I might put on the plate.

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  2. I was just at Anthopologie yesterday, a fun place to shop and browse. I adore white plates, I think they make food look better and blue is my favoraite accent color. I think I would put on of those little candles in the vase and on the plates I am picturing a panini made with curried chicken - yumm

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  3. Hi again- I became a follower. Thanks

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  4. So pretty, Grace. I love blue and white so your giveaway is perfect. I love the rope detail around the plates. Can you believe that I have not been to Anthropologie yet? I really need to just set my GPS and go one day soon. The vase is wonderful, and you are right about the bubbles.

    On those pretty plates I would serve some great cheeses, and local farmers market veggies and fruits cut up.

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  5. As soon as I saw that plate I knew... I have a collection of 4 given to me by my late grandmother. Mine as the same as yours with colour and fruit.

    For smack, I bet a slice of Belgium chocolate loaf covered in slivered, sugered and lightly heated strawberries would be FAB.

    For the vase, pretty bunches of lilacs. I think the purple flowers with the blue vase would be so lovely on my diningroom table.

    cheers
    Susan

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  6. I love this giveaway--so pretty and elegant. That vase is perfect for simple daisies or nice, light purple or pink hydrangeas!

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  7. Very pretty giveaway! Love, love,love Anthropologie stuff! and the plates are beautiful!

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  8. Just became a follower of your beautiful blog!

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  9. I gave away a whole set of the coloured plates like in your house! Oooooh, I wish I still had them. I would serve some nice dainty crustless cucumber tea sandwiches on those pretty plates. Garnished with nasturtium flowers.

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  10. I would top one plate with a pile of warm, chewy snickerdoodle cookies.

    I would top the other with cheesy nachos topped with pico de gallo, jalapenos, and sour cream.

    This is my fantasy comment, right?

    :) Laura

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  11. I would top one plate with chocolate chip cookies and the other with fresh strawberries. The flowers in the blue vase would come from my rose bush in my yard. I follow your blog! Thanks for letting me have a chance.

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  12. Oh how much fun! I have some lovely roses for that vase and those plates are calling for some homemade cookies and biscotti. I LOVE those! And you know we follow! :)
    xoxo Pattie

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  13. The vase would be lovely with golden daffodils and the plates would look great with strawberry shortcake. Please enter me.

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  14. Grace,

    The blue vase would be filled with white flowers - all from my yard - depending which were in bloom, white roses, daisies, white peonies.

    The plates would look perfect with a colorful fruit salad in each.

    Please enter me in this generous giveaway. I invite you to enter mine.

    Deborah

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  15. The blue vase would hold my grandmother's red peonies that are booming in my garden right now. The plates would look great with the two blue and white plates I just bought at Goodwill and the plates would serve dessert, Chocolate Cake and Strawberries. I invite you to visit me and enter my giveaway if you wish.

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  16. I enjoyed my visit to your blog, I looked back a ways at older posts. I am your newest follower.

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  17. I would fill the vase with sunflowers and the plate with chocolates

    Carol

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  18. yea now I'm a follower! If you get a chance hop over to my Cottage Charm Giveaway, If you have time I would love to have you stay for coffee! www.thepolkadotcloset.blogspot.com

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  19. Hi Grace!

    While your giveaway is lovely, I'm here to tell you what a gorgeous blog I think you have...your photography is simply amazing.

    I'll be back to oooh and aaah again soon. :-)

    Anne

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  20. Okay, what would I put on the plate? They would be perfect for a monogram like a "G" and a "3" but since they are Johnson Brothers, I don't think I could do that to them unless it was removeable. I have some old Johnson bros. china so I'm aware of what it is. So, how about some good ol' chocolate...brownies, cookies, a huge slice of cake...

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  21. I'm definitely a follower - love those plates!

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  22. Well this is a nice giveaway!! You know what a chinaholic I am!
    I would definitely put yellow flowers in this blue vase. I love the bubbles.
    On those two beautiful plates the cake i had last night for my husbands birthday would have looked so elegant on them. So i picture myself having tea and eating a white chocolate cake with butter cream icing! YUM!

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  23. Hi Grace,
    It's nice to meet you! I'm so glad you visited, and I owe a big thanks to Janice from Canadian Cottage. I've met so many new-to-me bloggers thanks to her.:)
    Those plates are lovely! Love the vignette you made with them in your dining room.
    You're the second person to suggest I take pictures of my before pictures of my kitchen, so I'm going to give that a go today and try to get them posted on my blog, hopefully, by tomorrow or Tuesday. Thanks for the suggestion! :)
    Bye for now, ~ Jo

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  24. Good morning Grace ~ I am a follower. Any roses from our gardens would look lovely in the blue glass vase. I am a collector of blue glass. On the white plates probably dessert, and I think a slice of key lime pie would look lovely on them.

    What a sweet give-away. I've never been to Anthropologie.

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

    FlowerLady

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  25. well living in the Napa Valley known for wine...of course on those plates I would have sourdough french bread slices, an assortment of fine cheeses and grapes!! love the plates, really pretty! and as for the vase I keep hearing about this store Anthropolgie but have never been to one...

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  26. Speaking of giveaways - you won mine. A-M xx

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  27. I would line the plates with samphire, and nestle mussel and cockle shells filled with cerviche and crab salad in them, top it off with a few bauble of bright pink roe...

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  28. Funny, I thought I already was a follower!

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  29. Dear me, I'm not being very efficient about this: in the vase I would put tall, airy wild fennel and wild mustard from my daily walk round the marina.

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  30. I love white dishes so I would have either chocolate chip cookies or cupcakes on the plates and my favorite flower for spring is peonies! But later I would put beautiful yellow dasies in this pretty blue vase.

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  31. Oh this is easy to answer...on the plates I would put chocolate covered strawberries and in the vase I would put beautiful orchids Great giveaway and I hope I win!

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  32. I think the plates would be perfect for the cheesecake I just took out of the oven, drizzled with a little raspberry syrup!

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  33. I've been wanting to join the cottage charm giveaway, but I'm stressing about what to give away! I need to come up with an idea!

    Anyway - I would have something bright on those plates -- probably a variety of bright red strawberries, diced pineapple and some mango! In the vase, I would definitely put some flowers my daughter picked for me. Great giveaway!

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  34. Love your blog. I became a follower a few weeks ago.
    I would fill the vase with daisies.

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  35. Love those plates and vase and I am a follower.

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  36. I would put homemade banana bread on it for me and a friend. We would enjoy it with a cup of tea and 5 beautiful poppies in my blue vase!

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  37. Those plates are calling out for fancy sandwiches!

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  38. These plates would serve my favorite "Morehead Shrimp" (named after Morehead City, NC), with fancy crackers!
    So beautiful!
    I'm glad I've found your blog! Be sure to check out my giveaway!

    ~angela @ peonypatch
    www.mccalled.com/peonypatch

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  39. I am also a follower!!!

    ~angela @ peonypatch

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  40. I would put snapdragons in the vase and a piece of blueberry crunch on the plate.

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  41. LOVE the blue vase! I'd put white roses in it or pink peonies... Wow love the white plates two! I'd hang them on my blue kitchen wall! =)

    sweetwillowcottage(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. I follow now!

    sweetwillowcottage(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. cupcakes...yes, definitely cupcakes on those pretty plates.
    Thank you Grace!
    ~Tara

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  44. Macaroons on the plates and daisies in the vase! Following along, was already all set to anyway...your blue bench transformation is terrific!

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  45. Beautiful plates! I would love to snack on pears and cheese on Triscuits. Maybe grapes too. And my pink roses are blooming right now. I would love a blue vase to put them in.
    Rebecca :o)

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  46. I'm a follower now. Great blog!! Glad I found it today!

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  47. Hi...Today is the first time I've visited you blog...and I love it...it has such acosy feeling to it! I would place red roses in the blue vase...and place a Poppyseed Muffins on the Cottage Plates...with maybe a slice of bacon or two...m-m-m- that would look and taste so devine! I have already became a follower of your blog before I came to this post...I'll be back to vit again tomorrow :-)

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  48. Grace, I would have lovely cucumber sandwiches and chocolate dipped strawberries on those plates! And fresh cut yellow roses from my garden in that beautiful vase!

    Kat :)

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  49. And of course I'm a longtime follower!

    Kat :)

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  50. Love this. I would put my favorite cookies and finger sandwich. The flowers would be daisys my fav.
    Holly

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  51. I'm a new follower looking forward to getting to know you
    Holly

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  52. Lovely giveaway, Grace! I would make my favorite Spring/Summer appy (see previous post) and put some wild flowers in that great vase :)

    xo

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  53. I would put a sprig of lilacs in the vase (my favorite).

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  54. What a beautiful blue vase....I would definitely fill it with hydrangeas! And I love white plates. Wouldn't a thick slice of chocolate cake look beautiful on them??? Thanks for participating and being so generous.

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  55. I would put some of my knockout roses in the vase and jalepeno cheez-its in the snack plates.

    Smiles~
    Marilyn

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  56. What a wonderful giveaway.

    I hope that you will come by and enter my GIVEAWAY too.

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  57. Hmmmm...I think I would serve pretty frosted cupcakes on those plates. Thanks for the fun!

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  58. I love the rope detail on those plates! I would serve sliced sweetened strawberries over angel food cake with a dollop of whipped cream on top.

    As for the blue vase, I think yellow daffodils or jonquils would look awesome!

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  59. ooh I would have chips & guacamole on those pretty plates and sweet tea in the glass! Yum!

    Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

    Alyssa
    lifeoflyssie.com

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  60. The plates are lovely, but the colored ones you sought out to match your family one are truly gorgeous! If I won your plates, I would put scones on them and have them with my coffee (not tea, alas...) Thank you for the chance to win!

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  61. I would have to put homemade cookies on the plates. Chocolate chip on one, oatmeal on the other (I have a daughter who won;t eat chocolate chips!).
    Hydrangeas would go in the vase.
    Thanks for entering me.

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  62. Beautiful plates.I really like the rope detail. I think some homemade chocolate chip cookies would go perfectly with these plates.

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  63. Lovely items. I would put some fresh, bright yellow flowers in the vase (whatever is in season... tulips, roses, etc)

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  64. I love daisies so I would use those to put in my vase and I would have some warm Blueberry Pie on my new plate! Great giveaway:)
    groversblog[at]live[dot]com

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  65. New follower!
    groversblog[at]live[dot]com

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  66. Ooh, a giveaway you have to work for...I like that! I couldn't go past a lovely assortment of cheese, grapes, fig paste etc on those beautiful platters, and sweet peas in the vase.

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  67. and on my side bar...or will be in a minute!

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  68. I would place hot pink carnations in the vase, and to be girly girl: serve strawberry ice cream.

    Chanticlear1@gmail.com

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  69. Love that vase, & just had to mention that I'm a follower, too.

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  70. Oh, there would have to be lovely grapes, cheese and crackers. I would have either white roses, daisies or better yet - Black-eye Susans!
    lovely Giveaway.
    Hope you visit mine,
    Kathy

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  71. I see cheese,crackers,apple slices,and grapes on those plates, or Biscotti to have with coffee.

    That vase calls for Daisies!
    Thanks for this opportunity.
    Susan

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  72. Now following...love the friday photos...how much land do you have/ is the place you were walking to, and getting water from the ice and loading the wood stove...is that your full time home, or is it another place?
    Susan

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  73. Crackers and cheese would be my snack
    with red roses in the vase.
    Thank you.

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  74. I'm a new follower.
    Thank you.

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  75. I just love the plates and the rope detail! I would have some apple slice with peanut butter. Nice way to dress it up a bit :)

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  76. I love your blog and style. I am now a follower! So many people from Canada, is it in the water?

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  77. Cool! Please enter me :)

    Should I win, those plates would definitely serve its purpose coz we're fond of having midnight snacks. It'd be good for our snacks particularly the chips and nuts :)

    bugs(dot)bittle23{AT}gmail(dot)com

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  78. I am also a follower now :)

    bugs(dot)bittle23{AT}gmail(dot)com

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  79. I don't know if it is considered a snack, but I would love to see a salad with chicken, apples, grapes, tomatoes, olives, and diced egg with a raspberry vinegrette;p mmmmm now i am hungry!
    I think all of the color against the white plates would be gorgeous!
    chacoyaguayo{at}yahoo{dot}com
    Thank you for the opprotunity!

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  80. I would have a peanut butter and jam sandwich, fruit, cottage cheese and crackers on your lovely plates.
    I adore Antrhopologie, also!
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  81. I now follow your blog via Google Friend
    Connect...
    Merci, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  82. Facebook Post: http://www.facebook.com/cindi512?v=wall&story_fbid=119520451416957.
    Again, many thanks to you!
    Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  83. Fruit would go on the platters and beautiful summer flowers will go in the vase.

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  84. I follow your blog

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  85. now thats a nice prize.. I would put some of my mamaws roses in the vase and I'd have one of my favorite snacks,, Chips and Salsa , on the plate.

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  86. I already follow the blog :-)

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  87. What a wonderful giveaway.

    I hope that you will come by and enter my GIVEAWAY too. I would love to put tulips in that vase!

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  88. I would love a chance to win your giveaway. I would put some snippits of ivy in there that I'm trying to "root" so they will grow in our front yard. Right now they are in a "not-so-pretty" vase and could use some color to cheer them up. Maybe it will make them grown faster! Thanks! Ali alizuchowski[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  89. I love the plates! I'd have to put some lilies in the vase, so pretty!

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  90. What a lovely giveaway! Those plates are just classic ~ I love them! And the vase with the bubbles and that heavenly blue color...sigh! Please enter me!

    Hmmm, I would use yellow roses and white daisies in the vase, and would serve pineapple upside down cake on the pretty plates!!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  91. I'm also now your newest follower, so I'll never miss another of your posts!!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  92. WooHoo! I've now added your giveaway picture and a link back to you on my blog!! Thanks!!

    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  93. Got so excited by your giveaway, I forgot to leave my email.

    Chanticlear1@gmail.com

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  94. Mmmmm...let's see....I'd put ginger cookies on the plates (with a cup of tea on the side, of course) and some pink roses in the glass (love all the bubbles!). Thank you for offering these.
    ; )
    ~Michele

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  95. I'm thinking chocolate covered strawberries would look divine on those plates! As for flowers, some white and pink peonies! Lovely,...
    freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

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  96. Thanks for the lovely giveaway! Count me in.

    I think I would have to go with chocolate cheesecake and white tulips.

    Abigail

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  97. Dear Grace

    I love your blog and your giveaway! I am a new follower!

    Come visit me at Create With Joy when you have a moment - I'd love to welcome you to my family of Kindred Spirits as well!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  98. Lilacs would look lovely in that vase!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  99. I added your giveaway to my sidebar at Create With Joy - would really love to win this one!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  100. MMM...scones on the plate and pink hydrangeas in the vase. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

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  101. Chocolate Chip Cookies and Forget Me Nots

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  102. Fun! The snack would be home-made strawberry short-cake. Does that count as a snack or a dessert;) The flowers would have to be pink roses from my garden with a bit of bright green ladies mantle for good measure.

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  103. I will use plates for serving home made salted snack made of out typical sheep cheese and snack with bacon.And I will put tulips in the vase.
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  104. I am a new blog follower
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  105. Im now a follower , I thought I already was because I always read your blog.

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  106. I would put white gardenias from my garden in the vase & serve warm homemade scones with a dollop of double cream & my favourite french fig jam or dainty finger sandwiches would look lovely with the detail on the plates.

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  107. Do you use that enormous telescope in the background often ?

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