Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tea Gift Giveaway!


I am so excited since this is my first giveaway! I just found out about the Bloggy Giveaway Carnival yesterday at bloggygiveaways.com (yes I do live under a rock, lol)...so even though it's a little late into the game I thought I would join in on the fun. :)

So I am giving away to one lucky recipient a beautiful little rose patterned china teacup filled with an assortment of yummy teas, a beautiful vintage rose postcard, an envelope filled with an assortment of cute little scrapbooking notions, a pretty little white and yellow vintage doily, and of course can't forget the dark chocolate....you gotta have chocolate. *smile*

To enter all you have to do is leave me a comment on this post telling me your favorite holiday or family tradition. Don't forget to include either a link back to your own blog or an email address so I can contact you if you win. The winner will be chosen at random on November 2, 2008. Good luck!












100 comments:

Capturing Today said...

I adore lovely tea cups! My favorite holiday by far is Christmas. I do lots of baking and decorating, we put together gift baskets for friends and neighbors - it's my favorite!

Beth said...

What a great giveaway. I love tea and collect tea cups. One our family traditions is all the girl on my moms side of the family have a girl night in early December where we exchange cookies, bake and have a girls sleepover. It is fun for young and old.

Missouri Mom said...

What a pretty tea cup! We have two traditions at our house. The first is one that I took from my childhood. We have Chinese takeout for dinner on Christmas Eve. My step~mother started this, when I lived in NYC. Chinese restaurants were usually the only ones open on Christmas Eve. We order the works. Everyone's favorite dishes. Everyone loves it! It is delicious, and the best part is all the free time it gives you to play Santa. Not having to cook is one less worry as you are assembling bikes and stuff. The other tradition is I let the kids open 2 of their presents on Christmas Eve. One is a fun one, and the other is a set of pajamas. That way everyone looks spiffy for Christmas morning pictures. Chinese food and pjs that's our Christmas Eve. lol

tami said...

our fav holiday tradtion is for christmas- we read the bible and act out the christmas story. this deepens everything for the children. :)
btw- i collect teacups so .....

Sarah said...

One of my most favorite Christmas traditions is stockings!! I love to open the little gifts and gadgets that fit in them (and I love putting them together for my husband and kids). I'm especially looking forward to this year because my mom took two stocking and added her tatting embellishments for my kids. They are just lovely, and she has put so much time into them. What a special gift!!

majellamom said...

My favorite holiday tradition is rice pudding...

My family always peels an almond, and puts it into the rice pudding (plain, no raisins or anything) and whoever gets the almond gets a prize...but we all try to fool each other.

I actually hate rice pudding...when I was a kid, one year I flushed the almond down the toilet (I'm still harrassed about that one to this day!)

Great giveaway!

cdziuba said...

I love Christmas. It's the one holiday where I feel joy for months ahead of it! Thanks for this nice giveaway. cdziuba@aol.com

Jingle said...

This is a wonderful little gift! One of my favorite traditions is when we go, the day after Thanksgiving, to cut down the Christmas tree for my parents home. We have done this since I was a kid (and it was my tree!), but it is so much fun to now go with them and my husband!

Mistress Meeyee said...

Decorating the Christmas tree as a family.That was always nice.
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Stephanie Reed said...

What a special giveaway! My favorite family tradition was standing in our church's live Nativity scene in the early seventies. I've been a wise man, a shepherd, and an angel. I was not allowed to wear my glasses, so when school chums said, "Did you see me?" I said no. They thought I was very devout!

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Stacy said...

We always play games like Scrabble and Scattergories.

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Miranda Rat said...

On Valentine's Day I usually host a tea for young girls. They dress up- hats and all! We enjoy tea and treats, and talk about tea taking traditions. It's a lot of fun!

Jamie Lovely said...

My favorite tradition is opening gifts at midnight!

409cope said...

Every Christmas Eve we all open up one of our gifts, to keep the kiddies tied over til morning.

Mia J. said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. One of the things I most love during the holidays besides being with family is that every year my family gets toghether with a few of my friends and their families that I have know for 25 years and have a fun get together. It is great that our children are also friends and it is a fun evening for all.

Christina said...

I so adore tea... and the cup is just precious.

My holiday tradition... Adding two new and special ornaments to the tree every year. An angel for my older daughter and a star for the younger. ;-)

lizzykristine said...

Thanks for the chance to win -- I drink a lot of hot tea. :)

My favorite family tradition is opening stockings on Christmas Eve, then any presents on Christmas morning. I like how it spreads things out and makes the fun last longer. :)

Abby said...

Driving around at night seeing all the Christmas lights lit up!

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Kristina said...

My favorite holiday is Halloween. We decorate the house like crazy, and even mom dresses up for trick or treat. We love to watch scary movies and of course bake some goodies in Halloween spirit!!

Amy said...

my favorite tradition is the food! I love baking christmas cookies

Andrea said...

We just started a tradition of wrapping up baby Jesus and having him be the first gift we open on CHristmas morning to put in his manager. My son loved it. =) I'd love to win this for my g/ma. Thanks.

altermyworld said...

WHat a sweet sweet giveaway,
my family lives 10 hrs away i only see them a few times a year so anytime i can get home for Christmas to feel their hugs, listen to their giggles and eat mums banana pudding then life is good.
Ang

Chelle said...

What a beautiful giveaway you are having!

My favorite holiday would be Christmas. The music, church, family, love, cold weather, the movies on tv...I love it all.

Thank you for a wonderful giveaway!

Wendy aka Misswendiki said...

My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. All of the family togetherness of Christmas, none of the gift stress!

Meaghan said...

Wonderful Giveaway! My favorite holiday is my birthday. I love celebrating my life, since I almost lost it. Before Cancer I dreaded birthdays...getting older, yuck I thought. Now I celebrate and enjoy what each year has to bring!

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Meaghan said...

I also have a giveaway! I started an online coffee shop: Get The Bean. We are giving away 1 lb of coffee or tea every Friday.

Stop by and enter :)

www.getthebean.blogspot.com

amber said...

Beautiful prize! Thank you so much.

My favorite holiday is Christmas, I love staying up on Christmas Eve wrapping presents and listening to holiday music!

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jennem said...

At Christmas, we leave cookies for Santa, carrots for the reindeer, and cheese for Santa Mouse.
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

Nise' said...

Great giveaway! I still fill stockings for my young adult kids. We also have stickly buns before we open presents.

?MomOf4? said...

What a lovely combination of items.

thanks for the chance to win

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Becca said...

How fun! We love a good tea party here, for any occasion...for fall we have a local pumpkin patch we go to every year. What a treat to win! Thanks! cross_home2001 (at) yahoo (dot) com

tonsofsons said...

Eating by candle lite during advent.

Thanks for the chance to win!
In Him,
Jill
http://tonsofsons.wordpress.com/

Tiffany said...

What a sweet prize! I love it! Our holiday traditions all revolve around the food!! So I love all the baking and the desserts we only eat once a year :-) Thanks for the chance to win!
give_me_a_latte at yahoo

MamaMay said...

What a pretty cup!

We make X-mas cookies together. They are sugar cookies and take all day to cut and frost. By the end we have some pretty funny cookies (pink easter bunny, Jesus as a fetus with umbilical cord... it goes downhill from there....). I love it the smell, the eating of cookies we can't give to neighbors... yea.

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Ashley said...

My favorite holiday is Christmas.

AmandaSue said...

my favorite christmas tradition is decorating cookies and reading the night before christmas!

Lisa said...

Oh my how pretty. Our favorite tradition is going to a nursing home and sharing cookies with all the grandmas and grandpas who love visits from kids.
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Daintry said...

Yum tea! My fav family tradition is lighting luminaria's on Christmas Eve.

Kristin said...

I love baking cookies. I love the appetizers we serve on Christmas eve. I love getting a real Christmas tree, especially the year we got a permit and went to the woods to get one!

Christy said...

Every Sunday night, we have pizza together as a family and watch old TV shows on DVD such as Robin Hood, the Muppet Show and Andy Griffith. My kids love it.

Thanks,
Christy

Colleen said...

We stay in and make homemade pizza on Christmas Eve. Everybody pitches in on the pizza making.

david_colleen@mei.net

Lalycairn said...

What a beautiful cup! Hmm. I guess my favorite tradition is baking all kinds of goodies before Christmas, and delivering them to friends and neighbors on Christmas Eve day. :)

Thank you for your giveaway!

Lalycairn (at) gmail.com

AmandaK said...

My favorite family tradition is on me and my sister's birthday (we're twins). While we're sleeping, mom and dad will decorate the living room. That way, when we get up and walk in there, it's a surprise to us. It makes me feel that even though we never have a lot of money for our birthday, they still let us know!!

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Kimberly said...

Thank you so much for a wonderful giveaway.

My favorite holiday tradition is driving around at night with my family and having a pretend contest and give "awards" to the holiday displays. We award the "Most Colorful" display, The "Most Beautiful" display, the "Funniest" display and so forth.

Afterwards we come home, have some hot chocolate, watch A Christmas Story and watch Santas progress on the NORAD site.

Thank you for this lovely giveaway. The tea cup reminds me of something my great-grandmother would serve tea in.

HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

Heather said...

I love a winter day and drinking tea or cocoa with my kids!

Linda said...

My favorite family tradition is making Lucia buns on Dec. 13th. They are little Swedish rolls and my kids love helping with the dough. It officially kicks off the Christmas season for us. Even though we plan and prepare for Christmas a few weeks before then, once those buns are baked everything hits high gear. They smell and taste so yummy!

LadyBug-Kellie said...

My favorite holiday would definitely be Christmas. I love the feeling in the air! I like to listen to Christmas music while baking cookies and wrapping presents!

mannequin said...

What a sweet, sweet giveaway.
That is a beautiful teacup.
My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving and I started a tradition when my eldest was about 5.
I bought a lovely inexpensive linen tablecloth and I use the same one each year for the Thanksgiving dinner.
Some years , it's just us. Some tears we've invited people that we knew not so well but they had no family meal to attend. Other years relatives come but each year we do one thing the same.
Each year, I give everyone in attendance, even the kids that can't write yet a fabric marker. We each pick a spot and write down (or the kids draw sometimes), one thing that we are most thankful for that year.
The tablecloth is full of memories and lots of times our conversation leads to memories of dinners past. My eldest son will get the tablecloth when he marries and then he will pass on to his little brother.
I'd love to have the teacup on the holiday table this year!

Thank you so much!

oona said...

My favorite holiday tradition is buying my daughter one Christmas ornament each year (she is old enough to pick them out herself now) Then, when she moves out and starts her own family one day, she will have a set of beautiful ornaments and all the memories that go with them!

I love the teacup set, I would love to share it with my mom who collects them.

Thank you for the generous giveaway!
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Emily said...

Mmm...Tea and Chocolate, you can't go wrong there! I love cutting Christmas trees, so fun!

Thanks for offering it!

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jsc123 said...

What a truly Gorgeous giveaway.
My favorite holiday is Christmas.
I love the looks of excitement on my childrens faces on Christmas morning.
To me that is the best part.
Thank you so much for offering this wonderful giveaway.
I would LOVE to win !!

BrineS said...

Christmas is my favorite holiday!

Deborah
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Ready with Michigan address

Super Blogger Girl! said...

I love Christmas, but more importantly my favorite family tradition... On Christmas eve, before we celebrate Christmas and open gifts we have a big birthday party for all our December birthdays, we a have a lot! This means no Christmas decorations, just cake, birthday presents with birthday wrapping paper and fun! I think it is a great idea so our relatives who have birthdays in December don't feel left out or shafted!


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momofmhasr said...

My favorite holiday is christmas, but next would be valentines day.We have a red day. Red supper I make little red treat bags for the girls and have red candles burning. very fun!

Sandy said...

Christmas because we celebrate the birth of Jesus

Neen said...

It is always nice to meet a fellow tea drinker.

One of my favorite holiday traditions is baking cookies with my girls.

toohotforturtle said...

Favorite tradition is having a special family dinner on Christmas Eve and then watching movies together. I love the intimacy and anticipation of Christmas Eve

CrystalGB said...

My favorite holiday is Christmas. I love the music, the decorations and the Christmas cheer.

cl said...

I love watching the holiday classics on TV with my family.

drala said...

I make a popcorn ball wreath and hang it by the door for everyone to take one on the way home. It started with my grandma over 40 years ago and I carried on the tradition.

Lora Lease said...

One of my favorite holiday traditions is going through Jotham's Journey, or one of the other 2 in the series. They are amazing advent stories, to be read aloud to your children, and have really blessed our family each year. :)

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Jill said...

We always play Rudolph Monopoly on Christmas Eve and sip on hot cocoa.

Thanks for a Fabulous Giveaway :)

AudreyO said...

My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. it's always been such a wonderful family time together.

Craftypiggie said...

My favorite Holiday is Halloween because of the grandkids. Going shopping for a costume seeing how excited they are days before halloween. Going to church festivals and school functions kids having fun and ofcourse CANDY lol thanks for a great giveaway..
hugs kat

Bebemiqui said...

I make divinity and fudge with my kids.
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the schros said...

we always make peanut brittle together

mom huebert said...

That is a LOVELY set you're giving away! My favorite family tradition is one handed down from my husband's family. On Christmas Eve we set the table with our best plates, each one covered by a large hanky or bandana. Then after the kids go to bed, we put their gifts under the hanky. In the morning, we take turns unveiling our gifts.

Natasha said...

What an incredible lovely giveaway!! My favourite holiday is Christmas, as it seems it is the only time that the whole family can come together (we're scattered across the country)! I would love to be entered if I'm eligible (I'm from Canada), thank you!
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Hayley said...

My favorite holiday tradition is playing board games in front of the fire!

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creme said...

favorite xmas tradition is to watch a christmas movie and drink hot chocolate

Genevieve P said...

In my family we have certain breads that we only bake at certain holidays--Easter means Tsourekia bread, Christmas meand Christopsomou bread. The scents are so evocative!

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eyeslikesugar said...

I love to make a gingerbread house with my family :) How fantastic! Thank you for this giveaway; I hope I win :)
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semtaylor said...

My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. I get to spend a lot of time with my family as all the females go shopping together the day after and we have a great time. Thanks for the giveaway. semtaylor(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cherie J said...

For Christmas we loved to drive around and look at the light displays. When we return home we sit around the tree sipping hot cocoa or eggnog and listen to Christmas music.

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HeatherLow said...

My favorite tradition for Christmas is doing a gift exchange with all of our family members..it's crazy but so much fun!! Thanks for the giveaway.
Heather
poncey76 at hotmail dot com

PastorMac's Ann said...

Oh so lovely!

Leading up to Christmas, we always read out loud as a family, "The Story of Little Christmas," and also "A Christmas Carol."

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Kristan said...

i always loved easter - Jesus raising from the dead...awesome.
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Sweetpeas said...

Great giveaway! I love Christmas, all our family (gandparents, etc) come to our house & it's a busy, chaotic, family day!

icajay said...

one of my fav things is that my youngest brother and i always go out on a date when i'm home visiting. moni.rapier at gmail.com

Reva Skie said...

We have Christmas Eve with the inlaws which negates any holiday conflict.

Ricki said...

We do chinese and a movie for Christmas Eve.

Chantelle said...

i love xmas morning breakfast! This is a great one! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Jesica said...

My favorite holiday tradition is the day we color all the easter eggs. I have so much fun watching the kids color and dip and dye and come up with different designs. I love how the art progresses every year. I LOVE how Daddy always has to make the coolest egg. LOL

Kirby McCauley said...

I love my dad's home roasted pumpkin seeds, my grandmothers drunk sweet potatoes, & listening to the Charlie Brown Christmas cd while trimming our tree!

Kathy - mom of many said...

My favorite family tradition is to go out for dinner for a family member's birthday. Got one coming up on Tues. My 7th child will turn 6 and we'll go out to dinner to celebrate. Gotta celebrate something that day, cuz the election might be disappointing! :)
Kathy
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Sacred said...

What a lovely idea! My favorite is Christmas or Thanksgiving. There is always so much be thankful in the times of the Holiday!

Thanks for having this,

Eric
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Becca said...

We always go to the movies and for Chinese food. I love it!

Angie(quillysilly) said...

We still do stockings, even my grandparents. We all have one, young and old and we each fill it with items, 1.00 or less and we all get such a kick out of it!

Robin in New Jersey said...

I love Christmas~~My favorite part is actually stuffing the stockings the night before!

Hil'Lesha said...

Honestly, we really don't have a family traditional except for spending time toegther on Christmas and cherishing every moment.

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janetfaye said...

My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving.

I love everything about it, family, food and the cooler air.

Thank you!

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Jessica said...

My favorite holiday has always been Thanksgiving. I used to get up in the morning and watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade while she cooked. The smells were so good. I love fall, all the vibrant colors. The two just go together.
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Jacqueline in Atlanta said...

We buy a real tree on Cmas Eve and decorate it with handmade ornaments that we make that year. Then we keep the best ornaments and add to our collection

Thanks for having the giveaway!

Linda said...

My favorite holiday is Christmas. My favorite tradition is making cookies with my children.

Jinxy and Me said...

Since the time my sister and I knew the "Santa Secret" we have filled a stocking for my mom each year. We still love to do it! Thanks for the giveaway!

Ginny said...

I love this giveaway! Let's see, my favorite tradition. I really look forward to my girls getting their new pajamas on Christmas Eve & then putting out the Santa Key.

Meg said...

I think it's a toss-up between Christmas and Easter. Both have special meanings -- and both involve time spent with family.
Thanks!
Megret
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Rebecca said...

My favorite holiday tradition is a simple one, but it yields sweet rewards; baking together as a family.
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rlgrady said...

My favorite holiday is the 4th of July because it is my birthday. We do all the traditional things - cookout, swim, go to the fireworks show.

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Brigid said...

My favorite holiday is Easter. I'm Russian Orthodox, so we always have a long church service that's so beautiful I could cry, followed by an all-night feast. What could be better?

I also love Thanksgiving. My favorite Thanksgiving memory is from the time we were living in a hotel room with no kitchen. No place in town was open, so we ate cold pizza for breakfast and I spent the day doing puzzles in the lobby. It was absolutely perfect, and I felt grateful for three days after.

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