Saturday, February 13, 2010

Sharing the Love - A Valentine's Giveaway!


Sorry this Giveaway is now closed.

Happy Valentine's Day all my friends out there in blogland!  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend no matter how you choose to celebrate!  Here at Low Tide High Style we're celebrating with a V-Day Giveaway!!!

Mr. Tide and I are pretty low key Heart Day people.  We try and make every day a day filled with love around our house so we didn't buy each other presents or even cards.  I did get our kids something though and because of the storm and the chance for more snow on Monday, our daughter didn't come home for a visit, so I'll pop her present into the mail.

But even without a lot of fanfare, we'll still make this a special day in our own way.  Maybe Mr. Tide and I will go for a walk hand in hand.  Or watch a movie all snuggled up together.  And I already made chocolate chip cookies, which are Mr. Tide and our son's favorite cookies, so it will be a good day.

But enough about what cupid does around here, let's talk about the great Giveaway I have for you this week!!  On Saturday I needed to get out of the house.  I'd been snowed in since Tuesday, and after almost 5 days of staring at the inside of my house and rearranging things, it was time to get out and see the world!

So of course we had to venture out to one of my favorite stores, Cecil's Country Store in Great Mills, Maryland.  Now I know you are thinking, she always goes there, and it's true I do, and for good reason!  You see I can always find something that I love at Cecil's and even if I don't (which almost never happens!) I love seeing the owner Dawna and chatting with her.  Dawna and I grew up down the street from one another and so we have that common thread that connects us.

We know each other's siblings and we can talk and get caught up on how family and friends are doing, and chat about how things are going with the store and what new things will be coming in.  This trip was no different, she told me about her Dad and how he's not been feeling well and about some of the exciting new merchandise she bought during her most recent buying trip.

Of course I browse the whole time I'm chatting and look at all of the cool things she has.  Today I found a gift for a special friend, I can't say what since she reads my blog...sorry Traci you'll just have to wait and see what it is when it arrives!  And I mentioned to Dawna that I was looking for something for a Giveaway.

Now you'd have to know Dawna, but she is one of the most genuine and generous people that I know.  You know those people who go out of their way to say hello and really want to know how "you" are doing, well that's Dawna to a T.  And do you also know the kind of person who really does get excited when she has people pop in to her shop, regardless of how much they buy or if they buy anything at all?...Yup that's Dawna too!

So when I mentioned the Giveaway, and that I loved a beautiful white cutwork  throw that she had in the store, she handed it to me and told me to take it!  I was giddy with excitement, and I was thinking WOW I want this beautiful throw for myself, all at the same time!  So after I purchased the present for my friend and thanked Dawna for her generous gift of the throw, off we went towards home!



And even though I could find about 500 different places in my house to put this gorgeous throw, I have to share the love with all of you and offer it for a Giveaway.  Not because I'd feel guilty, which I totally would, but because it's almost Valentine's Day and on Valentine's Day you share the love, that's just what you do!



Did I mention that I LOVE this throw?!


 

Look at that gorgeous cutwork detailing!!!





Can't you just see this freshly laundered, all soft and with a few wrinkles tossed across the foot of your bed?!  Or maybe neatly pressed and used as your tablecloth for that special tablescape?!  Oh my, the possibilities are endless!


 

I only took it out of it's protective plastic cover, just long enough to snap these photos.  But I distinctly heard it whisper to me...Kat, don't I look lovely hanging here on your antique rocking chair...don't you want me to stay?!  So I quickly put it back in it's protective cocoon and out of sight so that I won't be tempted to keep it!  But whoever wins this beauty has to promise me they'll love it just as much as I do! ;-)

So you know the drill...
 
To enter to win 

1.  Simply leave a comment telling me where you would put this lovely throw in your own home.

2.  All Followers will automatically be entered for a second chance to win.  So why not join the party and become a follower!

3.  If you would like to post about this Giveaway on your own blog, please come back and leave another comment letting me know that you have and I'll enter you for a 3rd chance to win.

***The Giveaway ends on Thursday, February 18th at midnight PST.***

Please make sure that I have a valid email address so that I can contact you if you win!


Thank you Dawna from Cecil's Country Store for this wonderful throw!  If you get the chance, please stop by the store so that you can find your own special treasures and tell her Kat from Low Tide High Style said HI!

It's White Wednesday again over at Faded Charm, be sure to stop over to see more beautiful White!

61 comments:

  1. OMG, it's stunning! I know just where it would go at my house! I have a very lonely chair in my living room that is dying for something lovely to be draped over it. And the crisp white fits the beach cottage vibe of my house perfectly. Ooooh I am drooling over this one, Kat! :)

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  2. What a pretty throw! I would probably use it for a tablescape. It will looks os pretty for sure.What a generouse friend you have! And yes, I am already a follower...Christine

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  3. I love the throw. I have chocolate brown leather sofas and it would be so perfect on the end of one of them, or at the foot of my bed, or as a tablecloth! I'm a follower!

    I've been catching up. I love your kitchen...the hidden microwave is perfect. I also want to say that your bed is beautiful. I know how special it is...my husband's uncle made ours and we treasure it.

    Sue

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  4. I would put that beauty across the foot of my bed. It would be perfect.

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  5. This lovely throw would be draped over the recliner my husband sits in to find relief...he is having spinal lumbar surgery on Wednesday!

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  6. Seeing the dimensions..
    it would be gorgeous as a shower curtain in my bath..would simply attach grosgrain ribbons for shower hooks..
    but then, It would probably look even better over me as I nap on the sofa..
    when not blogging!!
    I am a follower..love your site!!
    warmest hugs.. Loui♥

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  7. I love the simplicity... I will put it in our guest bedroom. I am using white as an accent color and this will be perfect! Mahalo, Susan

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  8. This throw is just stunning. I just love it. I would definitely put it across my favorite chair and use it to snuggle up with, and then maybe even use it as a tablecloth too. Just breathtaking. What a generous gift. Hugs, Marty

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  9. How generous of both you and Dawna! I could see that beautiful throw draped over my favorite chair in the family room. Just waiting for me and a good book to come sit and snuggle!

    Already a follower!

    Mary Ellen

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  10. I'd put this throw on the back of my grandmother's chair. It would look great.
    gstoney@gmail.com

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  11. This is so beautiful. I understand why you would love it for yourself.
    I would place it in the master bedroom on the linen chest or the foot of our bed.
    I might also give it to a sister who has a little nursery for her little guy. I think it would be beautiful there.
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  12. Hi again! Forgot to mention that I am a follower! :)

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  13. Dawna is one SWEET lady...this throw is sooooo PRETTY! HAPPY V DAY to you KAT!

    Blessings,
    Linda

    P.S. Mr.CC says...thanks for the GOLD:)

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  14. Oh that is really pretty! I'd definitely put it on my couch :)

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  15. I cannot believe you are giving this beautiful throw away! It is exquisite. I would put it on the bed in our guest room. It is an antique bed that was in my mother-in-law's home.

    Weezie

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  16. This is one of those pieces that look very simple and elegant... The phrase "its in the details" perfectly embodies this throw.

    I would put it in our bedroom right next to our red pillows. It would add something to our 50's old hollywood style bedroom.

    Tomorrow I will post about this on my blog and come back with the link.

    Aimee

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  17. That is such an exquisite throw, I truly have never seen one like it before. I have an antique french bed in my guest room that I would be tempted to use it there as a coverlet to show it off.

    Oh, and I did get your email the other day!! Thanks, I'll be working on it (in between more ice fishing)! ~Lili

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  18. So beautiful! I think I would have to use it as a throw on my big comfy chair.

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  19. this would look great on the back of our living room chair or at the end of my bed.

    -lauren
    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

    Any chance (if you haven't yet) you could check out this post and enter the giveaway? It would mean a TON for my family (full details there):

    http://shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com/2010/02/you-read-my-review-now-win.html

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  20. follow your blog

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  21. It's quite simply stunning. It would look gorgeous on my dining room table or the foot of my bed. I am follower as well. Almost forgot to mention that one.

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  22. What a great giveaway. I'd love it.

    Sheila @ Raggedykingdom@aol.com

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  23. I'm getting ready to make that move from Florida to Georgia and will be attempting to mix my beachy style with living in the country. I love anything WHITE and as I'm packing I'm beginning to realize that all my white is going to help me tie this together. Using this as a tablecloth with my aqua dishes would be gorgeous! {{{Fingers crossed}}}.

    I am a follower, you give me such great ideas!

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  24. I already posted this in my sidebar. If any of my followers win, I'm going to make them give it to me! {{{Just kidding}}}

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  25. Oh, it's beautiful! I don't know where I would put it though. I'm getting married this summer and we're still looking for a house.

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  26. That throw is so beautiful, I would love to use it on my Mom's old, mellow harvest table. It would look just great. You and Dawna are super, Happy Valentines Day!

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  27. Hi Kat - just returning your visit and thanking you for your comment on my blog. And what do I find? This über-gorgeous throw. And it's a giveaway!!!!!!!!!! Ha, I am in.

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  28. This throw is so gorgeous in its simplicity. It would look stunning on on old dark wood church bench I have in my living room. It would have extra special meaning to me, as hubby & I started our young married life in St. Mary's County (Hollywood!) Had our 1st son there, too. (He is now 27!) Thanks for the opportunity!
    Miss Meliss

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  29. That throw is soooo purty - I can see why it is hard for you to give it away. Count me in for the giveaway though, as I think I have just the spot for it in our living room.

    I'm having my first ever giveaway this week - come on over and check it out.

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  30. I too got out Saturday to browse good ol' Tuesday Morning for heart candy and fun paper napkins. I ran out of time to run into the Mill...as I like to call it.

    As for the throw, it would rest on my body as I lay on the couch watching the olympics, looks like something I could cuddle up with.

    Thanks for you post.

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  31. I desperately need that lovely throw for the redecoration of my bedroom. I would have it lovingly made into a bedspread with natural linen underneath. That would coordinate so wonderfully with the color of our floor and the molding and trim!

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  32. I can see why you fell in love with this throw. It is just beautiful!!!
    I signed up to follow!

    Rhonda

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  33. Wow! It's beautiful! I'm sure I would put it somewhere in my living room (that I'm presently trying to makeover) If you stop by my blog, check, out my new fireplace! :)
    great giveaway! great friend you have!
    gail

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  34. What a beautiful throw...so delicate. I would use it in several places in my home. The bedroom the living room and the family room. What a generous giveaway! I am also a follower...thank you.

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  35. The throw is lovely and would great in my guestroom. The room is done in black and white toile and this throw would be a perfect accent.
    I know it is hard to give this up but thanks for the giveaway!
    Sherry

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  36. Yay!!! I'm not too late! Please enter me in this fantabulous giveaway!I would put the throw right here where I'm sitting.I just bought an antique ladies writing desk and I think that here, over the chair would be perfect.I could be wrapped up in loveliness while I write and read blogs!

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  37. and I posted your giveaway on my blog...Thanks!

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  38. The throw is absolutely gorgeous, Kat!! If I won it..., it would be part of my spring makeover in the living room..., and replace my winter throw that's over my chaise!

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  39. Ok as promised I am posting the link to my blog entry where I mentioned your blog:) http://thanksforthatinfo.blogspot.com/2010/02/bowling-alley-in-house-is-must-tuesdays.html

    Aimee

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  40. Beautiful, crisp- Would be a perfect addition to our nursery....waiting on baby #2....
    Enjoy the day,
    Jean

    Jmel119@gmail.com

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  41. Lovely throw. It would like great in our guest bedroom.

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  42. What a special gesture from both you and your friend. Who wouldn't love this? I can think of many places this would look great in my home. What about on one of my wicker chairs in my recent post. Thanks for playing along today and enjoy your week.

    Kathleen

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  43. Well, I am surely glad I found your blog! I love the throw, and it would be so very perfect in so many places in my home, especially on my 'cozy' chair. I've actually been looking for 'the perfect throw' for a while!

    So, of course, I will follow you, and will post about your most generous giveaway as well.

    Susie

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  44. It is beautiful and I would love to be entered in your give-away. Sure wish I was close enough to visit her store. Happy WW

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  45. Ooooooo....pretty! So many possibilities! Would I put it on my table, over the back of the chair, at the end of the bed? Hmmmmm...

    Thank you for such a generous opportunity! Dawna's shop sounds wonderful!

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  46. So beautiful!! I just did white in my bedroom and I have just the chair it would look perfect on in there for our viewing pleasure....but since I would want to show it off, I would move it into the living room when guests were expected!
    ~Nancy

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  47. Gorgeous!!!! Beautiful detailing and white...just perfect!!!! Thank you for sharing the love.

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  48. Breath taking throw, It would go on our bed, it would be so pretty with the powder blue and white colors. I'm also a follower now, love your blog. So glad I found you. Smiles, Carol Mae

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  49. I am so glad to have found you through the White Wednesday posts. Your give away is more than beautiful. That throw would be perfect on the back of a vintage, red leather chair in our living room. The texture and delicate feel would be a perfect and romantic accessory.
    ♥, Susan

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  50. Wow! This is a beauty...I would put it in our spare bedroom that has antique needlework pictures on the walls. The room would be complete with this! Thank you for a chance..

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  51. What a gorgeous piece of art! I'd start by displaying it on my dining room table that my dear husband grew up with in his home, then after a few months, I'd move it to the Guest Room where it would drape beautifully over the headboard of the guest bed...THEN, I'd move it to my own bedroom and put it across the end of the bed where it would be showcased by the spread on the bed, THEN, well, I'll have to think about that some more! Thanks so much for the chance to win such a beautiful item!

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  52. Hello Kat! I arrived here by way of Kathleen's White Wednesday. I've been looking around your site (after staring at the stunning throw for a bit!) and love it! I would love to be entered in your giveaway - I'm already a follower! I would use this throw on the rocker I got when I first found out I was pregnant, 27 years ago. And last night I just found out I'm going to be a grandma for the first time!

    Thank you, and thanks to your friend Dawna for your generous hearts! Leslie Anne
    lilacsandviolets1 at yahoo dot com

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  53. It would go right on my couch!

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  54. OOOh ~ its too beautiful and delicate looking to be on show everyday (at least not in my house 2 cats 1 large doggie) so it would go in the linen armoire. I just had glass doors put in to replace the solid wood - so now you can see all the lovelies. Lovely giveaway ~ you are very sweet to give something away you love so much. I hope it comes back to you tenfold. Happy WW!!!

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  55. Totally delicious! I love it....and would put it on the back of the chair in my sewing room....it's currently on the re-do list...

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

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  56. Beautiful throw...I would put it over a leather chair in my library..if I win I will curl up with a good book and enjoy!

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  57. All of my favorite things are in my office. It's where I can do as I please, no apologies or compromises necessary.

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  58. What a gorgeous throw, if I won I would put it on my favorite big brown leather chair, in the living room, so that when I sat down to pray, read or surf the internet it could be softly wrapped around me and keep me warm. I will also become a follower. I LoVe white decor. Thanks for this chance. hugs, Cindy S.

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