Wednesday, December 2, 2009

And The Winner Is....

Today is the big day! My husband and I went to the Metropolitan Opera in Manhattan last night to see a Giacomo Puccini opera trio aptly called "Il Trittico," and when we returned home it was after 1 AM in the morning, so please forgive me that this post is a little late.

First of all, I want to thank everyone who participated in my give away! I was so pleasantly surprised and delighted by the response, and I enjoyed reading all your comments and visiting your blogs. If you are new to my blog I hope you will continue to visit me as I would love to get to know you better. It was also wonderful to meet readers who do not have blogs, and I want to remind everyone that I have my e-mail address listed in my blog profile, if you ever want to comment to me that way.

It is a pleasure to give this Christmas teapot away in the spirit of giving for the season....

... and I hope the tea will give you a warm and happy feeling as you drink it. It really is delicious and one of our favorite holiday blends.
I wrote out every entry (and multiple entries if you qualified) for the Lenox china "Holiday Gatherings" teapot, on slips of papers, folded them up, and placed them in a bowl, and my husband closed his eyes and reached into the bowl and chose......

............. Cori G!
Congratulations Cori! I'm thrilled you won because I know you love pretty tea
accessories. If you don't know Cori as yet, please check out her very pretty blog called Brambleberry Cottage. Use this teapot in good health and happiness always, Cori, and please think of me when you do!

Thank you everyone! Merry Christmas to all, and please keep checking back as I will have another blog give away in the near future.




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26 comments:

Tracy said...

Congrats to Cori on the big win! And thank you Pat for all the fun! :o) Happy Day ((HUGS))

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

What a lovely giveaway you had!

I've been off blogging for a couple of months and I had to drop in and say hello. What a wonderful evening you must have had at the opera. When I lived in California we would often attend the opera, ballets and plays. I don't do that much in Florida and I miss it so.

Those vintage toys that you saved are just wonderful, how special your adorable grandson will get to play with them. We had such a large family that everything got handed down to cousins and there is nothing left. You did an amazing thing!

Jenny said...

Congrats to Cori! What a sweet prize! And so much fun to play! AND I love your new blog header! Happy Wednesday!

Beverly said...

Congratulations to Cori. I know she must be so excited.

I sure would have loved to have been at the opera with you last night.

Cori G. said...

Yay! I won!! I won!!! Thank you so much Pat and Vinnie for pulling my name out of the bowl! It's such a beautiful tea pot and I'll always cherish it and think of you (my first bloggy sister) whenever I use it for tea. Hubby and I used to have a tradition where I served tea everyday at 4 and I think I'll start it up again for the Christmas Holiday so I'll be able to use your tea pot as often as possible. Thank you sweet dear friend!
I think I've had the Gingerbread Tea before and it's delicious!!!

Love, Cori
Oh the Opera...how fun!!!

Rue said...

Congratulations to Cori! Lucky girl :)

I'm so sorry your foot is broken Pat! I hope it heals fast.

I can't believe how big Leo is now!! So glad you are able to spend time with him and I think he's going to love all those toys you saved. I remember ALL of them myself LOL

(((hugs)))
rue

Carin said...

Congrats to Cori !!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Congrats to Cori on her win, Pat! Yea! This is a beautiful teapot!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Nanny's Notions said...

Congratulations to Cori!

It is a pleasure to have found your blog, your spirit of kindness and generosity shines through!

Fairy Footprints said...

Congrats Cori

What a gorgeous giveaway you had. It was fun partaking in it.

Have a wonderful day.

.•:*¨¨*:•.Blessings*¨2 U 4¨**¨¨*the holidays .•:*¨¨*:•.

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Celestial Charms said...

Congratulations to Cory. Such a pretty prize. In answer to question..I was born and raised in Ozone Park, Queens but I have been living in Central Texas for 4 years now. Miss so many things about NYC...ethnic restaurants, bagels, Drakes Cakes, Mallowmars, and especially the quirkiness of all who hail from there! Thanks for popping over to my blog.
Maureen
Maureen

Marilyn said...

Congratulations!! (
I say that begrudgingly) LOL!!
Just kidding!! LOL!!
I am so happy...happy for the winner!!
Happy Holidays!
Love,
Marilyn

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Merry Christmas, Cori! ♥

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Congratulations, Cori! You're going to love the tea, too -- I bought some last week and it is delish. :-)

Kathy said...

Congratulations to Cori what a beautiful giveaway Pat, I am sorry I missed this post :-(.
Glad you had a wonderful time at the opera, we were lucky enough to spend time at Torre del Lago and Lucca, so pretty. I think Puccini is my fave, I will have to check the schedule at SFO, we are due a visit.
Looks like you are having a lovely start to December and thanks for your wonderful welcome back, big hugs, Kathy

Sara said...

Your lovely teapot will feel right at home at Cori's house. I must go visit Brambleberry Cottate and congratulate her on winning.

I bet the Metropolitan Opera was fabulous!

Paz said...

Congrats to Cori! That's a beautiful teapot, which reminds me, I have to buy more Celestial Seasonings tea. We're all out of it.

I LOVE the latest header. The (NYPL)lion certainly looks dressed up and ready for the holidays. ;-)

I trust that your foot continues to feel better.

Paz

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Congrats to the winner!

Kathleen said...

Congratulations to Cori..
Perfect that a tea drinker won!

Fun give away, Pat!
My gkids play with the toys I saved from their daddy. We did Lincoln Logs last weekend when they were here. Kept them busy for a while..no batteries!!:)

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

Cori is a very lucky girl. It was such a pretty prize. You are so fortunate to get to go to the opera. I know you must have so much fun in the Big Apple. I always love your posts.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

How wonderful for Cori! Thanks for your visit to my blog the other day! I hope you will come back.

Sue

xinex said...

Congrats to Cori for winning that gorgeous teapot!...Christine

steviewren said...

Congrats Cori! It will be a beautiful reminder of how kind and generous you are Pat.

Sharon said...

Congratulations Cori!!! Enjoy your blessings :) Thank you Pat for hosting such a beautiful and generous giveaway :)

~Sharon

Riet said...

What a wondrful evening that must have been at the opera. I have been enjoying all the pictures and in my mind I heard the music. Thank you for sharing.

PEA said...

Congratulations to Cori, no doubt she was thrilled to be your winner:-) I hope she thinks of all of us as she drinks her tea from that gorgeous tea pot! hehe xox