Sunday, December 4, 2011

time's anticipation {sixth giveaway}

{item no. 1}
time is a clever thing. 

as this Christmas season slowly begins to creep upon us, the ticking of the clock heralds the anticipation. we are children, you and i both, to feel the shiver of delight as we see the illuminated trees and delicately wrapped presents.

and we are seekers, you and i, as we step from shadow to the glow of stable's lantern light. we kneel there with virgin mother and tender protector, the caress of a Father's eye upon His son's infant form. this humbling of King of life to wailing new life in the arms of this chosen woman.

this month, i am honoured to lay two very special items before you, given from the hearts of willing friends and generous sponsors.

i cannot fully speak out my gratitude to Shabby Apple and vintagerelics {Jen} for their gracious gifts this Christmas season, both to me and to you.



item no. 1: The White Rabbit's Timekeeper pocket watch necklace from Shabby Apple


item no. 2: white pearl earrings in sterling silver from vintagerelics



{here is how to enter to win one of these beautiful items. please leave each entry as a SEPARATE comment, and please leave your blog address or email address in at least one of the comments.}



(IMPORTANT NOTE: while i dearly love each one of my international readers, this giveaway is only open to the United States at the shipper's request.)

Entry No. 1 (mandatory): what is your favourite aspect of this time of year and why?  (+1)

Entry No. 2 (mandatory): follow this blog and put the new and improved button on your sidebar. (+1)

{item no. 2}
Entry No. 3 (mandatory): become a fan of Shabby Apple on Facebook. if you do not have Facebook, you can follow their blog and/or twitter. {+3, one entry per and one comment per, please}

Entry No. 4: blog/tweet/Facebook about the giveaway, and leave a link to your post/tweet/blog post in the comment. (+3, one entry per and one comment per, please)

Entry No. 5: visit Jen and comment with your favourite item from the shop. (+1)

Entry No. 6: purchase an item from Shabby Apple {+10 entries per purchase, MUST be verified}

Entry No. 7: purchase an item from vintagerelics {+10 entries per purchase, MUST be verified}

this time of year is one of my favourites. a time for renewal and restoration, the preparation for the coming of this newborn Messiah, and the precious completion of prophecies long foretold.


oh, come
oh, come
Emmanuel. 

this giveaway ends on January 3rd, 2012 at midnight. 
winners will be chosen via random.org and announced within the next day or two. 
winners have 48 hours to claim their prizes or new winners will be chosen

39 comments:

  1. My favorite aspect of this time of year is the focus on Christ's birth. God became man so we can become Christ-like, and that is indescribably beautiful. And of course, snow doesn't hurt anything either.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I follow your blog, and your button is on my sidebar.

    ReplyDelete
  3. My favorite item from VintageRelic's shop is the Moss Green Agate earrings or the Cranberry Red Peal earrings.

    ReplyDelete
  4. my favorite aspect of winter is the fact that we can light the fireplace once more♥

    ReplyDelete
  5. i follow you, and I have had that button for quite some time...♥

    ReplyDelete
  6. i already like the shabby apple on facebook

    ReplyDelete
  7. facebooked it! http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=255366411185090&id=100003161143417

    ReplyDelete
  8. https://twitter.com/#!/Cubette1/status/143493465236439040

    tweeted it!

    ReplyDelete
  9. favorite item:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/76603218/faceted-yellow-quartz-gemstones-and

    ReplyDelete
  10. i follow the shabby apple on twitter!

    ReplyDelete
  11. i follow the shabby apple blog!

    ReplyDelete
  12. OH,Christmas of course,and snow!!! =)
    Because it makes me smile and feel all warm inside.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I follow you and have your button on my sidebar.

    ReplyDelete
  14. My favorite part about this year is that is forces me to see what is most dear to me, and it makes everything else fade.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I follow you. :) I don't have blogger buttons on my sidebar, but you're under my "bloggers i heart".

    ReplyDelete
  16. There isn't anything I DON'T like from her shop! My favorite is probably the Topaz, Amethyst and Quartz earrings.

    ReplyDelete
  17. My favorite aspect about this time of year/ the Christmas season is probably the cheerful glow everything seems to have. I love being able to walk around my little town and see all the shop windows lit up and being able to walk into my living room and see the Christmas tree. And being able to celebrate the birth of Christ, of course! Without him, there wouldn't really a CHRISTmas :)

    that was more like four things, wasn't it... Oh well!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I (re)tweeted about this giveaway! >> http://twitter.com/#!/mrachelb2

    ReplyDelete
  19. I thin my favorite item from Jen's shop is.. >> http://www.etsy.com/listing/82348870/fish-out-of-water-necklace-in-gold

    ReplyDelete
  20. My favorite thing about this year?? GETTING A NEW BABY SISTER! But, after that, it would probably be becoming a better Writer, then falling in love with Star Trek.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I now follow Shabby Apple.

    I have GOT GOT GOT (all in capitols) to win that Wonderland relic. Otherwise, I shall die.

    ReplyDelete
  22. I think this is my fave from Jen's shop, however, everything is simple DAHling!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/78696871/somewhere-over-the-rainbow-moonstone

    ReplyDelete
  23. my favorite thing about this year is that i can focus on God more and have time to do other things{besides school}.

    ReplyDelete
  24. i'm not able to follow you for some reason, but i do check your blog often.

    ReplyDelete
  25. tweeted - https://twitter.com/#!/ismikendra/status/148057397385105409

    ReplyDelete
  26. favorite item is probably this necklace - http://www.etsy.com/listing/73838413/freshwater-coin-pearl-gemstone-necklace

    ReplyDelete
  27. what what what? I haven't entered this yet? shocking! anyway...my favorite thing about this season. hmm. that's hard. in the past I think it would have been something different, but this year I love the come-together-ness. with friends off at college and otherwise busy with loaded schedules, it's truly wonderful to have a breather and just...be happy together.

    ReplyDelete
  28. I follow you and have you on my favorite blogs list!

    ReplyDelete
  29. I'm a fan of Shabby Apple on facebook. LOVE them.

    ReplyDelete
  30. And I follow the Shabby Apple blog. :)

    ReplyDelete
  31. really love these from Jen's shop:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/50842585/sparrow-earrings-in-silver-free-shipping

    ReplyDelete

I look at you and see all the ways a soul can bruise, and I wish I could sink my hands into your flesh and light lanterns along your spine so you know there's nothing but light when I see you. :: Shinji Moon