Thursday, December 8, 2011

On the Sixth Day of Holiday Giveaways........




The Sixth Day of Holiday Giveaways brings more French Delights from Andrea of The French Basketeer and Metis Linens









FIVE GOLDEN RINGS, plus one to spare....
Andrea of French Basketeer and Metis Linens has provided Five Golden Rings, plus one to spare for a set of six.  Well, OK they are really French Brass Curtain Rings, but they can double easily on your holiday table for napkin rings!
They are made of what the French call "Laiton" or "yellow copper."  Brass is an alloy of copper and just a little zinc, sometimes other metals are added in small amounts; but somehow the French version comes with a beautiful golden patina unlike most of the brass found today.
The rings are 2 3/4" in diameter to the edges.



Andrea is also providing a pair of vintage linen dishtowels with red "CR" monogram.  The towels are a generous 34" x 29" and have oh, probably another 100 years of wear left in them.  They can be ironed flat or used as shown here, straight from a tumble in the dryer. 


These rings have a beautiful patina just as they were found, in France. I have several of these and trust me they are gorgeous, very unique!


The French Basketeer site features an amazing array of wonderful authentic French Baskets and Totes
Andrea's blog features her delicious gourmet cooking, recipes, entertaining and more!


Metis Linens has an array of quality French Vintage textiles and unique Antiques


Enter this generous Giveaway which is
Open Internationally to all!

1) Visit any of Andrea's sites I have listed, The French Basketeer Blog, French Basketeer Website, or Metis Linens. Come back and comment on what you love most about what you see! It can be a product, a recipe, an image! 

2) For an extra Entry Spread the Holiday Cheer about this Giveaway on your own site!!

The Winner will be chosen on December 18th at Midnight EST!!

Please enter all of the special Open Holiday Giveaways by clicking on the right hand icons!

Images and some text Courtesy of French Basketeer

xoxo

Karena
Art by Karena

Thanks to all of you for your encouragement and support of these sponsors and fellow bloggers!!

72 comments:

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

How generous. Would love to win all of them.. lol hugs ~lynne~

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I follow the French Basketeer blog. I really enjoyed the recent post about what to do with pastry scraps because they are a favorite at my house. I think my kids enjoy the cinnamon sugar "leftovers" more than they ever enjoyed the pie!

This is wonderful giveaway...I'd love to be entered.

ShirleyC said...

Neat stuff! I love the woven rafia bags in the bright colors especially the fresh green!

Candylei said...

I would be tickled pink to win these! How does she manage three blogs? Bless her heart! I like that her blog is about French things....events, recipes...linens!!

Splendid Sass said...

Karena-
Can't believe you sent me over at lunchtime. An I was going to have a salad.
I love these blogs and visit frequently. Always something beautiful.
Would love to have set of these.
Have great day.
Teresa
xoxo

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Very exciting. I am a follower and big fan of Andrea. She is so inspiring, from her recipes, her garden to her farmer's market adventures. Boggles the mind to think about the talent between the two you :)

Rachel Pallas said...

I would love to win this wonderful giveaway! I love so many things about Andrea and her blog..her talents..her kindness..her knowledge of french history..sooo many things to mention. xoxo

Sherri said...

How beautiful!! I went to the French Basketeer website and I just love the Aix basket-it would fit all my knitting in there beautifully!!

Sherri said...

I posted about your giveaway on my blog!! I hope I win!! Thanks for hosting this wonderful giveaway!!

slip4 said...

I found you through the French Basketeer. Love all her baskets! Looking forward to scrolling through your blog!

Razmataz said...

I love Metis linen site. Especially fond of the white tea towels with the red stripes.

chedeb5353 said...

I love the St Tropez Fresh Green Produce Bag. chedeb5353@hotmail.com

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

I really liked the images of silverware (goldware?) handles that Laura posted.

suburban prep said...

How beautiful.
I love the Cannes Fuschia from the French basketeer.
msgb245 at gmail dot com

Tara Dillard said...

You didn't know I was a basket toting woman. Everyday.

Of course I went to the French Basketeer. And she loves yellow and dogs too.

Thank you for the link.

Garden & Be Well, XO T

she dreams big! said...

Because I'm a follower of Andrea's, I just visited her blog. The post about cinnamon and sugar pie crust scraps brought back fond memories. My mom used to do that very same thing and we loved those scraps better than the pie! Would love to be entered in your giveaway!

she dreams big! said...

I put a photo of those beautiful golden rings on my sidebar!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Andrea is such a gem! I have some of her amazing linen dish towels and simply adore them. And one of her oh-so-fabulous hats!!

I do love those lavender sachets, too!

guildencrantz said...

Well, I just fell in love with the gold rings with the leaves. So rich! Also, she has some gorgeous leaf napkin rings which were on her Thanksgiving table. Wow.

High Heeled Life said...

Karena; what fabulous creative inspirations you are sharing with us... and a giveaway too!!!

The Antibes Blue basket is so darling and quite versatile, for beach or shopping the markets in summer. Loved what Andrea had to share about the excess pastry, such a a fabulous (and yummy) idea. And the Beef B. - i"m hungry all over again!! ...

Happy Thursday..xo HHL

MoonRae said...

I can't believe I cruised across a recipe for Goegeres at FrenchBasketeer!!! Yippeeee
Thanks ladies,I'm having a blast just lookin' around

Mystica said...

The woven raffia bags are gorgeous!

Marlis said...

J'ai besoin de ces choses! I really am so thankful to even have a chance at these lovely rings. I've been searching since I first saw them on their blog or Metis Linens..
I love their bags and keep hoping they will get in some more grelots!
thanks for visiting, too! xo Marlis

la Brocanteuse said...

June 26 th Andrea did a post about a tulle wrapped banana leaf and lambskin basket filled with gorgeous goodies amongst other baskets, it was around my birthday and I pretended such a gift was for me, wonderfull french basket packed and filled with love...it inspired me to do so for friends on their birthdays...
It would be unfair to choose one thing I like and enjoy about Andrea's blogs...the excitement starts when the page with all the yellow baskets open up...
Good luck to all entries, for winning this generous give away will be a memorable gift to receive!
Thank you Andrea, tank you Karena
Bisous Colette-Afrique du Sud

la Brocanteuse said...

Pardon , I meant thank you Andrea, thank you Karena!
Col

martinealison said...

Bonjour!
J'aime particulièrement le trousseau de clefs avec ce beau ruban rouge, signe d'une grande distinction et pourquoi pas d'un gage d'amour...
gros bisous

Kerry @ Design du Monde said...

I love the dijon rose bag from French Basketeer.

Simply LKJ said...

What's NOT to love! She had me at the Beef Bourguignon!!!

Gretchen said...

I love the use of all the linen napkins, etc... with items like the elegant napkin rings. It is so difficult to find linen anymore. Thanks for the offering!

Sunday Taylor said...

How fun! I love all these festive items from different bloggers. What a great holiday idea! The napkin rings and napkins are fabulous!

Katherines Corner said...

lovely thank you for the opportunity to enter. Have you entered my giveaway yet? xo

Scribbler said...

Thank you so much for visiting. I enjoyed seeing all your goodies for giveaway -- maybe I'll win something1 ;-))

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Karena, I love each and every one of your giveaways and the rings and vintage cloths are wonderful. Andrea carries such beautiful things and I particularly love the grain sack pillow with the blue stripe.
Hugs,
Sherry

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Karena, I am adding this giveaway to my sidebar.
xo,
Sherry

Karen said...

Karena,

Love the 12 days of Christmas and your giveaway is clever and fun.
Karen

DolceDreams said...

Oh dear, that recipe for beef bourguignon looks divine! I may have to try to dulpicate it this evening ~
I adore Everything in their sites...
Nathalie

Judy said...

Everything is so beautiful. I love the brightly colored raffia bags/baskets. Great giveaway. Love those napkin rings.

lizziefitz said...

I would love to win! The images are so chic. I adore France and these rings are lovely!

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

I am delighted every time I visit Andrea's blog. Her joie de la vie, creativity,generosity and good taste are always appreciated.
Her baskets and linens are fabulous ....as are her recipes .....

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Karena,
What great giveaways!
We'd love to have you link it to our"What's It Wednesday" linky party.
You're always welcome!
Hugs,
Patti

Linda Merrill said...

I don't know how you keep track of all these giveaways Karena! Beautiful as always!

Miss Frangipani said...

How lovely! I really like antique linen and they seem too nice to use!

5th and State said...

generous and lovely as usual karena
merry christmas season to you!
xo
debra

pve design said...

Just delightful....you are having such a nice time with all these giveaways! I would love these....I love mixing old and new. Love the Eze basket with blue handles.
pve

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ohhhh, for me, it has to be those fabulous vintage RINGS!!!!!!!!!!!! HI KARENA! Thank you for stopping by dearest! Put me in the pot for the giveaway! Anita

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Love the photography over at The French Basketeer and the recipes are fabulous.
Lovely giveaway; Merry Christmas from Sandra at Thistle Cove Farm.

di@cottage-wishes said...

I went to her blog and I want to order the chocolate spices she bloged about to put into test tubes as gifts. I thought that was a great idea for the baskets. Also, the spices where great to make a dinner basket. Thank you for this giveaway... Di

Karena said...

Dear readers Thank you all and Please Know that all of the Giveaways are open except for the Wreath!

So enjoy these most wonderful gifts from our friends, bloggers, and sponsors!

xoxo
Karena

Shell Sherree said...

It really is Christmas, isn't it! Such generous giveaways by you and your thoughtful fellow bloggers, Karena. And thank you for including some for the internationals ~ much appreciated. These rings and napkins are exquisite, and I love the Cannes Rose basket at Basketeer {well, I love all of it!}

le@thirdontheright said...

how fab K ! for me it has to be the fresh green cannes basket - adore ! thanks for dropping by the third - le xox

Elle Sees said...

i would love any and all of these!
but mercury glass votives would match my room perfectly.
Enter my STYLEMINT giveaway for 5 free shirts! Create profile to enter.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Love those Metis linens....just dreamy...and have enjoyed the French Basketeer blog for a while! Thank you for a chance...

Amy said...

After looking at the Metis Linens site I am sooo wanting to attempt Beef Bourgonion (spelling? I don't think I will ever get the spelling right without cheating!)LOVE these classy antique rings! Thanks for teh chance to win :)

Red Gate Farm said...

What a generous giveaway! I've followed the French Basketeer for a bit now and just love everything she has and her funny stories too!

~Chris

Dovecote Decor said...

Serious Love here!! I am a follower of the French Basketeer, and I poke vicariously through Metis Linens.
Best,
Liz

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are some of my favorite blogs! I love all of the beautiful baskets and lovely linens! I have a few of their vintage linens...very nice for the holidays! ♥

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Hi Karen, I'd love to win a rolling basket and then fill it up with beautiful French linens, particularly the red and white embroidered hand towels. C'est magnifique!

Hugs,
Judy

Skinny said...

nice bracelets

Goldie said...

Oh how i love everything from the french basketeer.... so much beauty in everything on that site!

French Basketeer.com said...

Karena, I am sorting through my linens; we will swap out the CR monograms if the winner wants something else in stock~

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Andrea is such a generous soul. I fell in love with her laundered burlap. I am going to buy one of her fabulous French baskets for my monumental birthday in February!

I am so glad that you are feeling better, Karena!

You host the best give a ways!

Thank you both for the chance to win such loveliness!
~Lynne
[w/L]

Kris said...

I love the French Basketeer's basket called St. Paul. It is gorgeous!

Hopefully, I will be able to purchase one of these after the first of the year.

Thanks so much for the chance to win.

Kris

christina @greige and my sparrow said...

Ohhh.. I love these! I saw some similar ones on her blog at thanksgiving I think and have been searching since!

Christina
greige

christina @greige and my sparrow said...

does tweeting count...cause I did that..

xoxo
Christina

Jolee said...

Love the sweet produce bags at the French BAskateer a lot. :-) Thanks. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Market Decor said...

I visit this blog often - such great things and great info with photos! Lovely giveaway! Thanks!

Kay said...

the totes are truly wonderful

Pamela Jane said...

This is hard -- so much beautiful stuff! But I'm always a sucker for those vintage French metis linens. And for beef bourguignon during the holidays.

Cynthia said...

Just the weather for a hearty french beef stew. Yummy!

jhitomi said...

http://frenchbasketeer.blogspot.com/2011/12/holiday-posies.html
love this post on holiday posies; it makes me feel elegant and festive.

jhbalvin at gmail dot com

Renee Bonorand Fleming said...

so many things to love! i love the photos - the one fo the french cookbooks, one of dominos, and the recipes...particularly the ideas of what to do with pastry scraps. hope i won! i love french anything at all!

Aik said...

I love this post from Metis Linens: Mastering The Art of Beef Bourguignon

aikychien at yahoo dot com

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