I’ve been working hard to get you all thinking about Christmas, encouraging you to plan ahead, be creative and be frugal. We’re going to be making tons of fabulous items you can use to decorate your homes and tables, as well as give as gifts. Frugal is going to look fantastic, this year! But, as a special treat, and to really inspire you and put you in the mood for thinking about the holiday season, I have been able to find some outstanding sponsors for Blogmania who will add to your Christmas festivities with some excellent prizes! I know you all have been waiting to hear about this one and so, today, we’re going to talk about Lenox and the unbelievably generous gift they will be sending to one Busy-at-Home reader! You can imagine my excitement when a shipping carton arrived, recently. I opened it, pulled out the generous packing and found this, inside.
That very sturdy and well-packaged box contained a wonderful gift! I have received one place setting of Lenox’s beautiful “Holiday” dinnerware to review. You are going to be seeing it popping up in many posts between now and Christmas, as I share delicious recipes and baked goods. “Holiday” is the classic Lenox Christmas pattern and is the perfect dinnerware for a traditional, formal holiday table. Encircled in lovely Christmas holly leaves and berries, and rimmed in gold, Lenox’s “Holiday” china pattern is definitely the divine “main attraction” on any holiday tablescape. There is something so smooth and elegant about china. I love the way it feels. This beautiful Lenox china is no exception. I lift it and I want to be all dressed up and serving a special meal. Lenox’s “Holiday” dinnerware is also not as heavy and cumbersome as an everyday stoneware or dinnerware. It just “feels” special. The great thing is that even though it has that air of unmistakable quality and a celebration feel, the Lenox “Holiday” dinnerware is strong and even dishwasher-safe. Plus, you won’t believe all the beautiful accessory and serving pieces available to match!
The “Holiday” pattern is made from Lenox ivory fine china and 24 carat gold. Lenox has been producing this lovely pattern in the United States since 1974. It can be purchased in configurations and amounts to fit every household and budget, from a three-piece setting that includes a dinner plate and cup and saucer; to the five-piece place setting, which includes everything I received for this review, a dinner plate, salad plate, butter plate, and a cup and saucer. But the great news is that for a limited time, if you order this beautiful five-piece place setting, you will also receive a sixth piece for free, the lovely soup/pasta bowl.
It’s so new and “hot off the presses” that I haven’t received the review copy, yet; but I will also be receiving Lenox’s fabulous NEW Christmas pattern, designed just for 2010. For those of you who love to set a beautiful Christmas table, but want something comfortable, family-oriented and less formal, “Winter Song” is going to be the pattern that welcomes your family and friends to the dinner table. It is absolutely gorgeous and I believe creates an extraordinary winter tablescape, whether it’s Christmastime, or not! Since, we are still waiting for the first shipments and mine hasn’t arrived, yet, Marianne, over at Lenox, graciously agreed to send me a few pictures, so you could have a sneak peek at the lovely “Winter Song” dinnerware.
I can just imagine this dinnerware on an elegant ivory, or pretty Christmas green, tablecloth. I can’t wait for our set to arrive and to show you even more pictures as I use it in my upcoming recipe preps and displays!
The best news of all is that because of Lenox‘s generosity, one lucky Busy-at-Home reader is going to own 8 place settings of the beautiful Winter Song china!!!! That’s a $688 value! Your entertaining and family dinners will be enhanced by this lovely, detailed dinnerware. It adds color and warmth to your table; and everyone who shares your meal will experience the welcoming, homey feel of the charming winter scenes it displays.
By now you ALL know that Sept 15 and 16 are the days not to miss, here at Busy-at-Home. You will have one opportunity each day to enter a drawing that makes you eligible for over $1500 in prize drawings that will happen at midnight on September 16. Plus, we will be linking you to nearly $40,000 in other prize giveaways across the 125+ participating Blogmania host blogs. You need to be 18 years or older and reside in the US, to enter.
Because you guys are always so great and supportive, and I want you to have every possible chance to be the winner of one of our great prizes, here at Busy-at-Home, I have been making Bonus Entries available to you throughout the promotional period. Today, you can add another entry to your Blogmania chances, by following these two steps:
- Visit the Lenox website and pick your very favorite china pattern. (I promise, the hardest part will be to only pick one.) 🙂 Come back here and leave a comment telling me what it is.
- BONUS ENTRIES HAVE NOW EXPIRED. Don’t miss the main event! Enter now at our main Blogmania entry page!
That’s it! So simple, and now you’re one chance closer to a beautiful tablescape for your home!