Saturday, November 23, 2013

holiday preview winner (1 of 3)*


A brief post to cut right to the chase and announce one of the three lucky winners of the Holiday Preview Giveaway. Congratulations to Debra Lee! Debra please email your mailing address to nan(at)searosecottage(dot)com and this gift basket of treats will be yours!

*The two other winners are being announced at Finding Silver Pennies and the Sea Rose Cottage blog.

The party was festive and fun and part of a larger event held throughout the business district of Bristol, Rhode Island, to kick-off the holiday season (details here). Shop owner Nancy, who holds frequent events and workshops makes hosting a sparkling event look as easy as painting an armoire and it was a delight to meet Danielle of Finding Silver Pennies in-person to find that she is just as dear as she appears to be. (She even brought along her Union Jack table!)

I'll be sure to post more details about this event soon.


Local to beautiful Bristol, RI? Visit Sea Rose Cottage and tell Nancy that Elyse sent you!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

holiday preview giveaway: tinkered treasures and more!

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Not long ago I blogged about my visit to Sea Rose Cottage, a renowned specialty paint shop and studio in the idyllic seaport of Bristol, Rhode Island (post). The owner Nancy, and I hatched this idea of doing a book and tinkering event and thought it would be even more fun if we pulled in Danielle of the DIY furniture painting and decorating blog Finding Silver Pennies.

Planned around Bristol's annual Holiday Preview where luminaries line the historic downtown -- and similar in theme to my Book Party -- this event will feature "nibbles and sips," a craft buffet and festive atmosphere. And ... a chance to win one of three baskets loaded with goodies!

Nancy thoughtfully assembled three fabulous prize baskets to give away, each valued at over $170! Baskets include painting supplies from her shop Sea Rose Cottage, sparkly handmade ornaments and note cards from Danielle, and my book Tinkered Treasures. Pretty dreamy, if you ask me.

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Three fabulous baskets will be given away!

How to enter:

1. Attend the Holiday Preview & Book Party! Find event details and location on the further image above.

1. Leave a comment on this blog
2. Follow tinkeredtreasrs on Twitter; leave a 2nd comment letting me know
3. Visit Nancy's blog Sea Rose Cottage and tell her Elyse sent you
4. Visit Danielle's blog Finding Silver Pennies and tell her Elyse sent you

The giveaway will end November 22, 2013 at 9 p.m. EST. You must be 18 to enter. Open to those living in the continental U.S. only. Winners to be selected randomly and announced online and in-person at the location and sites mentioned.

Good luck and I hope to see you or hear from you!


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

torie jayne: tinkered treasures by elyse major

Happy November, Tinkerers!

Torie Jayne has posted a beautiful review of my book at her blog. I love how Torie creates palette swatches for images. I hope you visit this link to take a look:
Torie Jayne: Tinkered Treasures by Elyse Major

Warmest thanks to Torie and congrats to her as well! Her first book How to Show & Sell Your Crafts is now available for pre-order. I'm so looking forward to seeing this book especially since I'm an honored contributor. Torie is a brilliant curator of cheerful style and organization. Her book is sure to be a treat!