Now that the secret has been revealed in the previous post let’s celebrate this fantastic French venture, Métis Linens, with a glorious giveaway.
How would you like a bit of fall to arrive via a beautiful basket on your doorstep? Let’s make it even more fabulous by filling it with classic French favorites.
We begin with a French osier (reed) basket. My partner, Andrea, profiled these beauties in a recent post here. I can’t say enough wonderful things about this basket. I purchased a few osier baskets while living in Europe almost a decade ago. Even with heavy use my reed baskets are in impeccable condition. They are a rare find here in the United States.
Next, comes a lovely and heavy vintage cotton sheet. It is adorned with the most breathtaking monogram. I have written before how you can make almost any monogram your own. It just takes a bit of tongue in cheek creativity. For instance, this monogram, WRM could stand for Wildly Romantic Marriage. My dachshund thinks that it should stand for Rudi Weiner Majesty. You can have loads of fun coming up with your own titles.
Of course France is famous for its lavender. Métis Linens has found a brilliant source for organic dried lavender. It is so wonderfully fragrant.
A heavily embroidered piece of linen that I found years ago in Strasbourg needed a bit of love. Lavender sachets were a perfect choice. One sachet will arrive in your basket.
You’ll also receive some organic bath salts featuring French white kaolin clay, Mistral soap, a sweet copper mold, two lovely ceramic bowls and a vintage necklace that features French lovers in fall colors. This giveaway is open to everyone.
There is a second giveaway for those who wish to blog about the Métis Linens giveaway. The winner will receive six lovely French vintage damask napkins. They have a wonderful feel and are generously sized.
This gift will arrive tied with a vintage piece of rayon seam bidding and have an added touch of antique metalwork. Just leave a second comment with your blog post or side bar link that features the Métis Linens giveaway.
Our third giveaway is a wonderful set of various French vintage hand towels, napkins and damask fabric that can be used in a variety of ways.
To qualify for this giveaway please become a Nos Chers Amis (our dear friends) aka “follower” of the Métis Linens blog and then leave a comment here. This blog is still in its infancy and we are feverishly working to add many special touches to it. Andrea has already written a few wonderful posts for your enjoyment.
A quick recap~ there are a total of three giveaways.
1. The basket and its contents is open to everyone, just leave one comment.
2. The damask napkins are for those who wish to write a post or place a link on their sidebar announcing this giveaway. Leave a second comment with the link to your blog.
3. The third giveaway is for those who become a Nos Chers Amis, aka “follower”, of the blog Métis Linens. Please come back and leave a comment here.
All three winners will be selected on Thursday, October 7, 2010.
UPDATE: Congratulations to Yvonne of Stonegable for winning the basket, Sherry of No Minimalist Here won the damask napkins and Lavender Dreams won the assortment of vintage French linens.
I hope these lovely ladies will enjoy their bit of ooh la la!