Thursday, October 14, 2010

Art by Karena Giveaway

The lovely Karena is offering a giveaway of Metis items on her blog Art by Karena, with the winner being chosen on November 1st. We love the serenity and inspiration of her paintings, but also of course we just love Karena herself!

We want to show you the contents of the basket, and there seems to be an early clamoring for the keys, so we're going to add in this set to the basket. 19C French keys, tied on a generous piece of red silk satin~
We started with over 100 18C and 19C keys, some are crusty and rusty, some are clean and shiny. Something like this set above is $25 for the set of 5. The selection of keys deserves another post, so look for that soon.

The linens in the basket are rolled up behind the candles; they are a pair of creamy colored vintage French 100% linen dishtowels, not monogrammed, and each approximately 25" x 54". Here is the entire grouping, in one of Andrea's Eze baskets from Morocco, trimmed in lambskin~
On the left here you see the French extra-blue lavender in Laura's sweet packaging~
Also included is a jar of Laura's home-made bath salts, made with lavender; it's on the other side of the basket but just out of view.There are eight chubby beeswax candles in the basket, tied in pairs with four of our silk-wrap ties and French religious medal charms~
We're showing you the ones in the basket now, including this one with amethyst-colored vintage glass bead and baroque pearl~
we will consult with our winner to select something perfectly suited. There are many charms to choose from; the charms range in value from approximately $20 up to $75 depending on the medals and beads or stones~
these can be used for holiday napkin ties, or for wrist wraps~
Thank you Karena for hosting the giveaway!

To enter the giveaway, please go to Karena's blog and become a follower; please visit the Metis posts and post a comment for Karena telling her what you love among our merchandise.

Bonne chance a tous!

22 comments:

Bruce Barone said...

I love the style and beauty of it all!

Jan said...

so lovely...so fine...merci beaucoup!

Jan
at ivegottadraw.blogspot.com

aneyefordetail said...

Your things are gorgeous, and, being a devoted Francophile, I will surely be back! I'm going to enter Karena's giveaway...and hope for the best!

Sherri said...

What a lovely and generous giveaway!! I went over to Karena's blog and left a comment. I just love looking at the pictures on your blog! Thanks for having this giveaway and thanks for sharing such beauty with us all!

The Zhush said...

Just popped in from Karena's blog...and read about you yesterday on Brooke's in a word: "wow!" :)

Jeannine said...

Love the whole combination in this basket. Lavender and purple are my favorite

katiedid said...

SOOooo happy to learn of your new venture! What beautiful linens and everything else for that matter. Looking forward to much more!

Low Tide High Style said...

I found you through Karena's lovely blog. What a wonderful giveaway full of so many great items!

I'm of to enter to win, thanks for the opportunity!

Kat :)

Mrs. Marciano said...

Your linens and basket, charms and all are . . . simply charming!
i'll come back here to visit often. Best of Luck to you!

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*~*It is all so beautiful!! :) Love the charm necklaces sooo much!!~*~* Hope I win!! ;)Rachel~*~*~* Im also your newest follower too!!! ;)

Nordisk gammelt said...

lovely basket you got at lovely pictures

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

living in northern france, working as an artist/antique dealer, i used to see plenty of beautiful textiles; these days harder to find. looks like you snapped them all up! (good for you). lovely giveaway and fab blog. please pop by chez moi, one ' n all in a quiet moment; cheerio for now, Linda...

Susan Erickson said...

amazing giveaway brought me over here to join ....love French paper too but the metis is simply gorgeous....

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

This basket is so beautiful I would almost hate to unpack it! I am off to enter.
xo, Sherry

Beadboard UpCountry said...

My first visit! Glad I came!!!!!The basket looks wonderful, lush, charming.... Some lucky girl will enjoy having all of those fabulous treats!!!!!Maryanne;)

RobinBirdsNest said...

Love,love, love everything! thanks for the chance to win such a gorgeous basketful of beauty!

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

I commented on Karena's blog yesterday. I love your blog and am a new follower. Nice job.

letempsperdu said...

J'adore vos jolies choses. Elles sont adorables. Je vais gagner. J'en suis sure.

Ann said...

Those are such lovely items on that equally gorgeous basket.

Anybody would be happy to have them:)

sodahoney said...

I found this through a series of blogs and it was worth the trip.
You have beautiful stuff. My good friend is celebrating her 60th birthday and these linens would be perfect for her.

sodahoney said...

I visited karena blog and join via GFC.

Sherri Cassara said...

Gorgeous gift basket... as a whole and each item individually! My favorite - (besides the linens of course)... the charms!!! LOVE.