Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Summer Giveaway

My uncle just got back from Smithers, which is the town in northern British Columbia where he and my father grew up (you can see a photo of the mountains near Smithers here and here).  He sent me this picture that he took at the Smithers Musuem of a beautiful china plate that features a picture of Lake Kathlyn with the mountains behind it.  Lake Kathlyn is a lake just a few kilometres from Smithers and is where my father used to go swimming when he was a boy.


I would love to get my hands on one of those plates, but I bet they didn't make many of them.  Isn't it lovely.  Not only does it have the significance of being from my father's hometown, but it is a lovely squared shape and in such a pretty shade of green.  You better believe I could find a spot on my walls for this pretty.

Speaking of plates - I recently managed to find one of the same Johnson Brothers plates that I have in my dining room (which you can read about here) to use in a giveaway.  If you recall, Johnson Brothers made a set of six plates, each one in a different pastel colour and with different fruit on them and all with sweet rope detailing around the edge.  The one I found, for the giveaway, is green with peaches and grapes on it.  Seems appropriately summery, don't you think?

 


And for the giveaway details:
  1. Leave a comment for one entry (with an email address so I can contact you if you don't have a blog).
  2. Become a follower for another entry (if you are already a follower, please leave a separate comment letting me know so you can be counted)
  3. Mention the giveaway on your blog or Facebook for another entry.
 The contest ends on Tuesday, July 13th at midnight EST.


35 comments:

  1. Hi Grace,

    I just checked I already have that plate. So don't enter me. I just stopped by to say hi.
    The plate is a beautiful giveaway.
    Hope you're having a great summer!
    Susan

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  2. Is the first plate Johnson bros. too? It has the same shape and look although it is quite a bit fancier. It's very pretty and along with the sentimental reasons, I can see why you would want it. The giveaway plate is very summery and I love the fruit!

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  3. Hi Grace ... love the plate, as you say ... very summery.

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  4. Just love Johnson Bros dishes
    would love to win this lovely plate!
    Kathy

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  5. I am a happy follower!
    Kathy

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  6. Oh I love the rope detailing on the plate!

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  7. Hi Grace! Just a gorgeous plate and you know I follow...

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  8. Thanks Grace for the chance to win!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com
    createwithjoy at gmail dot com

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  9. I'm already a follower!

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

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  10. I've added your giveaway to my sidebar at Create With Joy!

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

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  11. Hi Grace, I love these plates and recently saw some at a local antique store, but foolishly passed them by!

    Thanks for the chance to win one!

    Kat :)

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  12. Oh those are so sweet...the colors are so lovely!

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  13. I am already a follower and would love this plate!

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  14. Oops! I made my comment on the wrong post! You have a mention on my blog tomorrow - for my third chance to win the plate.

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  15. I'm just starting to appreciate plates like this.. when we bought This Old House to renovate, I saw a set of Mason Vista plates in an antique shop and I fell in love. Then I started really looking around at dishware and I'm hooked! ... this is a beautiful summery color..

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  16. Hi Gracie! I adore Johnson Bros. plates! I have one set for Thanksgiving/Winter that I bought years and years ago.
    Your giveaway plate is lovely! Count me in.

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  17. Congratulations on your progress! Feels so good, doesn't it? I am a follower, and I would love to enter the plate contest. Blessings. Gloria

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  18. Great Giveaway Grace!!!

    Jeanne:)

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  19. Have added your lovely giveaway to Collage of Life :)

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  20. It is lovely, especially the delicate edge detail.

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  21. What a great giveaway. I hope that I am not too late!!!

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  22. I have also posted on Facebook about the giveaway.

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  23. I would love to win that plate! It's lovely!

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  24. Love England and love dishes. . . a perfect combo.

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  25. Please put my name in the drum for the plate - my colour green too - fingers crossed! I love your blog and read it all the time but I'm usually just a lurker.

    Kim

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  26. OK then - I am not a techie but will try to make this work. Love the plate - love it in your dining room.

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  27. What a gorgeous plate! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Becky D.
    scrappydarling@embarqmail.com

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  28. Am I too late?

    I'm a new follower.

    pepsi324[at]yahoo[dot]com

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