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Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Grand Giveaway Part Deux

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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All three winners will be selected on Thursday, October 7, 2010.
Bonne Chance!
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!


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Jill Elaine said...

I'm following your new blog:) Sounds extremely fun!!

Jill Elaine said...

ok I just blogged about your giveaway at
Great stuff you are giving away! Lucky winners!!

deborah said...

The basket looks like so much fun -to fix up-and of course, to win!

Love the Decor! said...

Congrats on the new venture !!
Everything is so beautiful!!

Patti said...

Beautiful things in your store!!! good luck and please enter me in the give a way. Thanks

Eric and Hannah Avery said...

What an exciting giveaway!


Eric and Hannah Avery said...

I became a follower of Metis Linens.

mgster said...

Wow! Whoever wins this great prize is going to be so happy! Please enter me...I like being HAPPY! LOL

melin said...

This would just be wonderful to win.

melin said...

this would be soooo wonderful to win.

Wani said...

This looks like such a great way to welcome autumn! wanibug (at) yahoo (dot) com

cornelia said...

What a wonderful blog. I'm so very glad to have stumbled upon it (via na-da farm). If the giveaway basket would arrive at my doorstep, it would mean that Christmas has arrived early. I also love the linens.
I will come back frequently

Ginny said...

What a lovely giveaway!

Ginny said...


Ginny said...

“follower”, of the blog Métis Linens

Tina said...

wow - what an exciting adventure. The sheets are divine and I am really thinking that I may have to stop by the market this sunday and visit you...wishing to win & sending good luck

pretty paper posies

Tina said...

follower of Metis Linens - best of luck


recklessbliss said...

Congrats on your new business venture! That's really exciting and these linens are absolutely divine, I have no doubt you will be a huge success!
Thanks so much for the chance of winning.

Maija said...

Please enter my name!!

Maija said...

And I'm following your new blog!

Ariana said...

What a lovely give away.

Ariana said...

I'm a new follower of your fabulous blog.

Danielle Muller said...

Lovely giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win!

Danielle Muller

4 a lifetime of loving you said...

Beautiful! Please enter me in your giveaway

Sheila said...

What an awesome give away...please enter my name. I would be delighted to win!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Laura Sweetie...
Oh my I wish I could be at this wonderful sale of all lovely things. You two will do fabulous and I can't wait to see all the reactions to your beautiful display.

What a gorgeous share for this giveaway. Everything is so beautiful down to each little detail. I love the sachets, and seeing as how I collect cherries, if you draw my name, could I have the cherries please? It so touched my heart. I have the perfect place for it too.

Everything is so gorgeous as always. Have a safe journey sweet friend, and may your sale be fabulous just like you.

Many hugs and SO much love, Sherry

lmlynch42 said...

Just came across your blog... love it. I am now a follower. I have a love for baskets. There is so many different things and creations you can do with them.

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway. The basket of beauties is amazing!

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

I am following your Metis Linens blog. May God richly bless your new adventure. Have a fabulous weekend!

Randi said...

Just saw this and hope it's not too late to enter! I am drooling over the French basket!

foreignquang at gmail dot com

Terri. said...

What a great giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win.

Terri. said...

I now follow Metis Linens


Who wouldn't love this giveaway!? Thanks for the wonderful gifts!
Thanks for the opportunity!
~ Julie


I am now a Metis follower :)
Thanks. It's beautiful!
~ Julie

Ms Muffin said...

Oh, I would love to win the basket. Such cute stuff!Thanks for such a lovely giveaway!

lmlynch42 said...

I am a follower of Metis Linens and I love the basket. Its a great giveway.


Karena said...

Laura I could not remember if I mentioned that I am a follower and have Metis in my sidebar!

Art by Karena

Lauren said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I am very sorry I missed it (just by a day too, misfortune!)

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

What an awesome give away!!! I am now a follower of the new blog as well as this one and can't wait to see what wonderful creations you share with us! And an online store! LOVE that!!

Much luck to you, but I know you will be a huge success...and you so deserve it!

Lou Cinda :)

Loui♥ said...

Oh Laura.. How I would LOVE winning that basket of goodies!
warm sandy hugs..

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