The WINNER IS: Elizabeth from Thoughts from an Evil Overlord! Congratulations!!! I gave every fellow hostess that entered a number and used a random number generator to draw a number...Elizabeth, your number was 17 (I'll be contacting you soon - after dinner!). I hope you enjoy this giveaway! Thank you to all the other hostesses that entered and held their own giveaways...we couldn't do this without you!
As I mentioned in my post below, this year I've decided to do two different giveaways for the 2nd Annual Cottage Charm Giveaway. My giveaway #1 is for those that participate by having their own giveways on their blogs. Feel free to add your name to my comments if you have already posted your own Cottage Charm Giveaway on your blog complete with a banner link and I'll put your name in the hat! The drawing will be on May 31st so you still have plenty of time to be eligible for this giveaway!
My offerings to other giveaway partipants are: a sweet cream colored teapot, some of my handcrafted faux desserts, and again this year, a copy of the book Mrs. Dunwoody's Excellent Instructions for Homekeeping!
"Mrs. Dunwoody's advice and words of wisdom were meant to be passed down to each generation of women as they married and took up housekeeping...or "homekeeping" as she called it." Like I said last year, if I only gave one thing away, this would be it. I just love this book - just check out the reviews and peek inside the book at Amazon and you'll see why!
With the book and the teapot, I'm giving away an eight piece faux dessert set. Included in this set are: 1 chocolate shortcake, 2 mini cupcakes, 2 gourmet creme filled sandwich cookies, and 3 pieces of fancy candy. I've recently made these items but you will never have to worry about them growing stale or unsightly - they are made out of 100% inedible materials but will always look good enough to eat! They will look so pretty sitting out in your kitchen or wherever you choose to put them. Here are a few close-ups:
Stay tuned for my giveaway #2 for everyone else! In the meantime, check out the details and other participants of this years Cottage Charm Giveaway if you haven't done so already!