Thursday, December 23, 2010

Teacup Giveaway Winners!

Our warmest thank-yous to all of the beautiful, touching, wonderful entries in our contest! It was such an outpouring of excitement and Christmastime spirit to read through all of the comments. There is no way we could choose winners on our own, so we hosted a completely random drawing. Our six winners have been randomly chosen this morning from all 655 entries (including phone and email entries)!

Our biggest congratulations to the following fans who won:

 Teacup A: Lauree French, whose granddaughter Annabelle's birthday was yesterday! (Happy Birthday, Annabelle!)
Teacup B: LilieM (submitted as an anonymous), whose birthday is TODAY! (Happy Birthday!)
Teacup C: Lila 
Teacup D: Diane Shepherd Johnson from Corgyncombe Courant
Teacup E: Shirley Kallevig
Teacup F: Linda Grant

If you haven't heard from us already, please contact us! We want to ship your teacups out as soon as possible. Though I must admit, I will be rather sad to send them off to their loving new homes because they looked so pretty decorating my office!

Thank you again for entering, and may you and yours enjoy a cup of tea this Christmastime.
From Cold Vermont, 

Thursday, December 9, 2010

December Giveaway

 {First Snow: November 27, 2010}

Oh, gifts to be finished, goodies to be baked, decorations to pull out, family to visit with...

Amidst the business of the season, one needs a quiet moment. A moment of reflection, to ponder the true meaning of the season, to reflect on the simple gifts. To see the beauty of the snow falling outside, the quiet purr of the animals at our feet, the warmth from the woodstove, all filling our souls with goodness.

Tasha knew how to relax. With her single, unique pink luster tea cup, she would take that quiet moment. Every day, always, a moment. But especially now, as the snow lays a quiet blanket over our ambitions for awhile and takes us indoors, we hold all of our memories and blessings close.

(Click on the picture to make it larger and see the designs!)

Now is your chance to win your very own special, single antique pink luster tea cup! We've collected a few special pieces and are giving them away this month. Six winners will win one cup each! A perfect way to enjoy your Tasha Tudor Welsh Breakfast Tea. Enjoy a cup and learn more about Pink Lusterware, one of Tasha's favorites, here.

How to Enter: Leave a comment on the blog with your email address (so we can contact you!!) and the letter of your favorite cup (though we can't guarantee it). One entry per person, please, open to US and Canadian residents. We are also accepting phone or email entries for those who don't have access to the blog. Just drop us a line or leave a message saying you'd like to be entered! Deadline for entries is midnight on December 22, 2010.

Spread the word, re-blog, and tell your friends!

Newfane Heritage Festival

{You can tell I love the Newfane Heritage Festival!}

One of our favorite events every year is the Newfane Heritage Festival in Newfane, Vermont. This year's event did not disappoint. Though cold, the weekend was pleasantly sunny and held a few wonderful treats.

 {the Boston Children's  Theatre Show Choir}

Marjorie Tudor worked with the Boston Children's Theatre Show Choir, a non-profit entity, to bring the greater Boston area's talented young singers and their show tunes to the Newfane Town Green.

The crowd loved the performance! Marjorie's connections with the Boston Children's Theatre and the Boston Children's Theatre Show Choir continues to thrive. It's so exciting...more news to come on this Christmas season's performances.

It was such a beautiful fall weekend. Columbus Day weekend, the traditional Newfane Heritage Festival weekend, is often the very best time to come "leaf peeping" in New England. The sun shines (well, there was that one year we had snow....but we'll forget about that...) and the jewel tones of the trees radiate. Everyone is in such a festive fall mood!

{The view down our road}

A scene like this just makes me miss Tasha. Don't you think she'd look so lovely sitting here under the shade of the fiery tree, spinning away? This was the scene where our generous Jenna was spinning and teaching others how to spin.

{tools of the trade} 
The out-of-print Heirloom Crafts may be available in our Rare Book Section!

Dear little Ellie brought her sunshine smile (and penchant for dogs! she just loves dogs, and there are plenty at the Festival)...

{How cute is Ellie in her fun pink outfit from friend and fan Charlotte? with Nana Marjorie Tudor, and her favorite stuffed corgi....a girl after our own hearts!}

Come visit us next year!