Wednesday, March 30, 2011


IF YOU ARE ANYTHING LIKE ME (that's what Robert Wagner always says in that reverse mortage commerical on television and we think it's funny) then you are already ready for springtime!  I know better- the truth is - many of you have spring way sooner than we will in Colorado because we get THE MOST SNOW in March but NOT THIS YEAR SO FAR!  We are very dry here.
I thought it was time for a Give Away on my blog that encourages
Spring Time so here it is!  A lovely Springtime Teapot and 2 cups
and saucers, a small lace runner, a pink teapot warmer and 2 books you will love!  One to learn more about tea from Lisa Boalt Richardson.  There is also one to loose yourself in - The Teaberry Strangler about Theodosia Browning's tea room in a tea murder mystery by Laura Child's!

Here is how this works:  just click on the word comments below and say that you would  like to be entered in the drawing for the Giveaway.  This must be limited to the continential USA due to huge shipping charges.  If you have a blog - I can find you but if you don't - I need your name or email! The drawing will be  April 1st- April Fool's Day.  This is a $160.00 value!




Julie and Becky said...

Oooh - April Fool's Day is a perfect day for me to win a prize, hahahaha. I would so love this beautiful package filled with all the things I love.

I am a follower, and read your blog all the time - it's so beautiful - I love your pictures, and all the pretty dolls you have.

Julie (even though my ID says Julie and Becky)

Sherry said...

April fools day is just 3 days before my birthday. What a birthday present your giveaway would be. I love visiting your lovely blog. I am going to look around a little more before I leave today.

Pam said...

What a perfect way to encourage spring! I'm a new follower, your site is so pretty, all my favorite things wrapped up in romance and loveliness. Please be sure to visit me, could use a few friends in this magical land of blogging. Blessings, Pam

Pam said...

What a perfect way to encourage spring! I'm a new follower, your site is so pretty, all my favorite things wrapped up in romance and loveliness. Please be sure to visit me, could use a few friends in this magical land of blogging. Blessings, Pam

Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2011 said...

OH please! me me me!! LOL ;) WOW, Bernideen that's an awesome giveaway!! I love the April 1st date!

Hope we don't get any more snow, but we know better, don't we? :)

Betty said...

Oh My Gosh!!! I want to win this giveaway. I love your blog and love anything to do with tea. I have not read this Laura Child book yet. Please draw my name.
Betty @ My Cozy Corner

Trisha said...

What a wonderful giveaway full of such beautiful goodies! I would *LOVE* to win!!


Auntea said...

Boy, oh boy, please enter me in your drawing. To win a lovely tea time treat would be so much nicer than the things my kids used to do to me. Thanks for the chance. [email protected]

[email protected] Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Beautiful giveaway, Bernideen! You're going to make someone very happy to receive these.


Linda J. said...

Bernideen, You always have the greatest blog giveaways! The snow is falling in Kentucky and I am dreaming of spring!!

Brenda said...

How lovely my mom in love would love to share tea with me from this beautiful set. I read all of Laura Childs series. Some of my favorites! Do not have this one yet!

Karen said...

Such a lovely giveaway, Bernideen. And a great way to celebrate Spring, or at least the promise of it, here in snowy Colorado. We're in for another storm tonight!

Doni said...

Oh how pretty! What a lovely set of tea things! I would be so excited to win this giveaway, and with the cold what could be nicer than a hot cup of tea with a new tea set!
Thanks for the opportunity!
Blessings, Doni

Doni said...

Oh how pretty! What a lovely set of tea things! I would be so excited to win this giveaway, and with the cold what could be nicer than a hot cup of tea with a new tea set!
Thanks for the opportunity!
Blessings, Doni

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bernideen
Your giveaway is awesome and will make someone very happy to receive it.

Carol said...

Your blog is wonderful and brings much joy! I'm learning so much. Thanks for sharing your tea world! [email protected]

Anonymous said...

Hi Bernideen! I usually read your post from google reader and am one of those terrible people who don't comment very often but love your blog and all your creations. When I saw your fantastic giveaway I knew I had to come over and say that I would love to win- yes, very tacky- only commenting when a giveaway is on! Please forgive me but sign me up anyways!!

bee blessed

Antiques And Teacups said...

Absolutely beautiful, as usual Bernideen. Please enter me...although I never win anything! LOL!

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

I was just noticing "Tea with a Twist" (I think in Teatime magazine) and thought it sounded wonderful...and the teapot and cups/saucer set is just lovely! Thank you so much for the chance.
; )

Rosemary said...

Bernideen~ What an amazing and generous giveaway! We are all eager to welcome spring and bid a fond adieu to this winter! Thanks for hosting another fabulous giveaway.

Gina said...

What a wonderful and beautiful giveaway! I would love to be entered as I am a follower and love reading your beautiful blog.

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Terri said...

Oh my Goodness! This is an amazing giveaway! You are super generous to give away such a precious tea set and everything else.
Thank you for the opportunity to be the receiver of your generosity.

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Mary said...

wow...I would love to win this!!! Love springtime and teatime!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Bernideen,
This is my first visit and its been a pleasure meeting you. I collect tea cups and tea pots and all kinds of china. It's also my fist time linking to Tea Time Tuesday.
I have become a follower. Please drop my name into the tea pot. Your giveaway is delightful...
Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

Deborah aka Miss Bee said...

What an awesome giveaway! You are very generous!

I would to win this!

Deborah in North Carolina
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parTea lady said...

What a wonderful "Dreaming Of Spring" giveaway! The teapot, teacups and warmer are so pretty and so is the runner.

I love the Tea Shop Mysteries and Ms. Richardson's books too.

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Bernideen...what a beautiful and generous giveaway...sign me up for the drawing! I will cross my fingers!! ~Donna

christy said...

What a great giveaway! I love your blog! I also love your store! I live just outside of Colorado Springs and am blessed to be able to shop at your store once in awhile. I'll be looking for my name on April 1st!
Thanks, Christy
[email protected]

Patricia Ann said...

Dear Bernideen,
How perfect is your timing. I am so in the mood for spring. I packed away all my winter decorations yesterday, even though snow abounds. Turning to your blog was a breath of fresh air...lets hope spring air follows soon.
Please enter me in your amazing giveaway.
Blessings always,
Patricia Ann from Long Island

Carol said...

Your generosity and spirit of hope for spring is such an gift. Thank you for having a lovely spring giveaway, when everyone needs a feeling of warmth.
I would be very happy and excited to be entered in your amazing giveaway.
Love, Carol
[email protected]

P.S.In my previous post, I forgot to ask to be entered in your giveaway. I hope that it's okay to post again.

Karen Pilcher said...

Dear Bernideen,
Oh my Goodness, what a wonderful way to bring Spring into your home and heart. Just looking at this gorgeous giveaway is warming me up and make me have Spring like thoughts. So, yes! Please enter me in your giveaway.
I always wnjoy your site and love the recipes and pictures. Thank you so much for sharing with us.
Big hug,

lanorman1 said...

I found your blog and like it very much.
I'd like to enter your contest.

Leslie Norman
589 Lyman Ave
Woodbridge, NJ 07095

I never check my google account:
[email protected]

Cori said...

How wonderful! I love following your blog-so romantic, just like me! I never win anything, but I'm giving it a shot anyway because I would adore those beautiful things.
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Tealovinglady said...

Please enter me into your lovely swap. I so enjoyed looking around your blog and plan on coming back. I too love all things tea and tea related! I am a girlie girl and love all things romantic also.

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Lissa said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway - I collect teapots and teacups! My email is [email protected]



Crista said...

What a lovely give-away! Thank you for the opportunity to enter. The pretty photos do make me dream of spring...

Luvs2stamp said...

I would love to be entered into the prize give away! Thank you for offering such a fantastic prize!

Julie Cain
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jaem said...

I'd love to be entered, thank you! :)

Janette said...

Oh my! What a lovely giveaway. Thank you for giving me a 'go' at it. Love your blog and the soothing music. Sincerely, Janette
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Peggy C said...

I would absolutely love to win this. I've been to your lovely store, and would be happy with anything in it. Best wishes!

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

YES PLZ!! Bernideen ~ i would definitely like to be entered in the drawing for the Giveaway!
what else could i say? i would be an april fool to not enter this Apr 1st drawing!!
THANK YOU for your offer of such generosity ~ it's a FABulous package! i'd be thrilled to win any of the components!
Bless you...

Kiffer said...

What a beautiful collection !!! A perfect reason to host a lovely Spring tea . Please enter me in the give away. Kiffer

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Carol N Wong said...

Just found your beautiful blog. It is so soothing, the music and the picture. Please enter me in this contest.

I have lots of memories of my mother and I sitting down for tea and this blog brings them back. Saw that many of the musical selections are played by Joshua Bell. His father was my teacher in college and I am so proud of his success.


Gretch said...

Awesome blog. It is really put together nice with some great photography. Also, I like the music. It is so relaxing. --Please enter me into the drawing. Thank you.

skinzer said...

please enter me in to win this love tea set and the books... how beautiful they are... i have enjoyed surfing your blog this morning. i am going too add my name as a follower.. great site..

happy spring..

Christine said...

I was in your beautiful store earlier this week. It's my favorite place to shop. Please sign me up for the Spring giveaway. Thank you.

skinzer said...

Oh how lovely please include me in the drawing. i would love to win this tea set. and the book i love your blog.. so informative and love the pics

MikKnits said...

Please add me to your drawing! I enjoy your blog very much!

Kim said...

I love your shop and your blog. The sights & smells of your shop are so inviting and the blog with its lovely pictures & sound is outstanding. Please enter me in your drawing! Thank you

peaceandquite said...

Please enter me in your giveaway! I love your cheery blog.

Willow said...

What a beautiful giveaway you are having. Please enter my name.

Jean said...

Wow! I would love to be entered in your wonderful give away! Thank you!

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mary said...

Um, ok, I hope that was a silly joke about getting the most snow in April. See, I am from the south, but will be attending a wedding in Colorado in April so........
Anyway, please enter me.
Mary A.
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Joy said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway, and am enjoying your blog!
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Jenny's Heart said...

I would like to be entered in the drawing for the Giveaway.
I love Laura Childs and do not have the new one. What a wonderful giveaway you are doing.

melody joy said...

I just love that store. Im starting my tea cup and saucer collection today! I made sure I took my husband with me so now he knows where to go for gift giving times. please enter me in your april 1st contest!!!

megant.carlson said...

My husband and I visited your store for the first time during a recent trip to Colorado and I fell in love!! We take care of my sister, who has Downs Syndrome, so it was so relaxing to wander around your lovely store. Please enter me for your Spring giveaway!

New Mexico
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scliett said...

I would love to be entered in the drawing. I've been a hugh fan of Laura Childs for a long time!
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Veronica said...

I am a new follower of yours and love your blog. Please enter me in your lovely give-a-way. Would LOVE to have the beautiful items.

Kim said...

Lovely blog! Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway! What a perfect way to celebrate spring- tea and Laura Childs!!
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Carla said...

Hello Birnideen,
What a lovely drawing you are having...such generous gifts. I love your Buckingham Palace Shortbread recipe and passed your blog along to some fellow tea-lovers. A group of ladies are having a Wedding Reception for the Royal Couple and will be serving your shortbread. I will be ordering your Buckingham Garden Tea from your delightful store.
Wish I could come to visit your store in person.

Anonymous said...

Your giveaway is beautiful. I love your blog. It is always so lovely.
Please enter me in your giveaway.

Shay Lin Rae said...

Please enter me in the drawing. I love your shop!

patelucas said...

I would like to enter in the contest or drawing on April 1, 2011my name is Patricia lucas

e-mail; [email protected]

Patricia said...

What a beautiful blog. Of course I would like to win your giveaway. I truely love visiting here when you have a new blog post. Take care,

Names4519 said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. You have a lovely site - I saw your posting about the Somewhere in Thyme cookbook - that tea room was one of my favorite places ever!
Nancy Ames, [email protected]

Cottage Rose said...

Oh Bernideen; what a lovely and very generous give away.... I would love for my name to be entered..... I just adore Laura Child's. have a great week


Lilia said...

I would like to be entered in your April Fool's giveaway. How thoughtful of you to bless us with a beautiful tea set for the Spring. Good Luck to whoever wins.


Lilia said...

I would like to be entered in your April Fool's giveaway. How thoughtful of you to bless someone with this beautiful tea set.

Good luck to all of us who entered.


connie said...

I'm in agreement with you about about being ready for Spring!

What a great giveaway opportunity!

Connie in K.C.

Lady Linda said...

A lovely spring time give away. Anyone would be thrilled to win this! Thank you for offering this.

liltex said...

I tried to enter my name in the drawing, it didn't seem to take. So here goes again...Please enter my name in your drawing. What lovely items! Diana Wille [email protected]

Marilyn said...

I would love to win the beautiful teapot and cups. They are gorgeous. Maybe you could pick me and then someone to receive the books, as I have them. Oh please that would make it extra special.

Joy said...

I think I commented on your original post but just to be sure I will comment on this one, too - what an amazing give-away. Have a Happy April fool's Day!
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parTea lady said...

My what a fabulous tea lover's giveaway. I love the teapot and matching cups - beautiful.

Angela McRae said...

What a beautiful giveaway! Happy Spring and Happy April Fool's Day, Bernideen!

Barbara Jean said...

Oh this is all so beautiful!
Thank you for the opportunity to win it.

barbara jean