Friday, December 10, 2010

Beautiful Poinsettias and the Jacques Torres Chocolate Winner


I love Denver International Airport this time of the year as it is decorated so festively. This beautiful poinsettia tree was located in the main arrival area.


Even the baggage pickup area was beautifully decorated with poinsettia plants.


 Our hotel was fabulously decorated with hundreds of beautiful poinsettias!


Now for my Jacques Torres Big Daddy Dark Chocolate Bar give away winner!


I used Random.org to chose the winner. I had a total of 120 entries and it chose number 35 as the winner!

The thirty fifth comment was Proud Italian Cook!  Congratulations!  Please contact me with your full name and address so I can send out the Big Daddy bar as soon as possible! 

Thank you to all who entered the give away and to all my new followers --I truly appreciate your comments and support.  I have been away this week in Colorado visiting my grandson for his second birthday so if I have not had a chance to visit your blog recently please be patient with me!  I hope to do another give away soon, so stay tuned.



Bookmark and Share

38 comments:

Viki said...

The poinsettia tree is absolutely fabulous.

Jenny said...

I've seen those poinsetta trees before and they are gorgeous!

I feel bad, though, cuz your keyboard is broken.

Obviously you meant to write "The winner is J-e-n-n-y M-a..."

But I'm not a sore loser. Why do you ask?

ha!

Donnie said...

Your photos are so gorgeous. Congrats to the winner. I'll cry over this one though because it was chocolate...lol....

Jo said...

I love poinsettia trees.

A BLOGGER NEEDS OUR HELP!
GO TO LAZYONLOBLOLLY,PLEASE.aND VOTE.FOR BLOGGER,TINA SU.

Thanks
Jo
LazyonLoblolly

Willow said...

Poinsettias are beautiful!

Happy Birthday to your greandson!!

pam said...

So fun you could go party for a week. I love poinsettia trees. Kansas City is famous for the Country Club Plaza lights at Christmas. One of the OLD stores still in existence on the Plaza is Halls...started by Joyce Hall the founder of Hallmark. Every year they have a two story poinsettia tree....it is so stunning.

Proud Italian Cook said...

Woo Hoo! Thanks Pat, it's my lucky day!!

ButterYum said...

Congratulations to PIC. I love that blog!!!!!!

Wow, that poinsettia tree is amazing. What a great idea!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Friend, Hope you had a wonderful time seeing the grandbaby.. I know you did!!!! You didn't do the "Grandma Spoiling" did you????? ha ha

Beautiful poinsettias...
Hugs,
Betsy

Cheryl D. said...

Waaaa! I thought that chocolate had my name on it!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

pretty....

congrats to the winner...
penny

Debbie said...

Gorgeous just gorgeous. I have never seen one like that. Congrats to the winner. Hope you have a lovely Holiday. Stay warm and cozy!!~

Old Kitty said...

Oh my goodness! Look at that tree of Poinsettas!! that's fabulous!! I really like that an airport of all places makes the effort to look pretty and welcoming!! Wow!! These poinsettas are just brilliant!! So chrismassy!!!

I hope you had a beautiful time with your family and grandson!! Yay!!

CONGRATULATIONS to Proud Italian Cook!!!! And thank you Pat for a fabulous giveaway!!!

Take care
x

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Beautiful pictures Pat..so in the spirit of the season! Hope you took those coming in and will spend lots of quality time with your grandson. Congrats to the lucky winner.
♥, Susan

Donna said...

The airport is decorated is decorated beautifully, as is your hotel!

Congrats to the winner!

H said...

Poinsettas have suddenly appeared at all of our local garden centres. They always sell loads before Christmas.

Ginny said...

Congradulations to Proud Italian Cook, it was a fun giveaway!! Where are the stockings hung, at your house? How lovely over the fire! Great poinsetta pictures, the baggage area is cool, let's hope they don't lose the poinsettas along with people's luggage!

Kathleen said...

That is beautiful. The bank here in town is an old one and they used to decorate it beautifully. Now it looks like a cold , commercial office.
I remember a Bank in Huntington had a baby grand piano and a piano player playing Christmas Carols! Those were the days.:)
Hope you had a great trip. Son just got back last night from business in France and he said it was the trip from Hell!

Dishesdone said...

Those Poinsettia's are beautiful!
Congrats to the winner!
Happy Birthday to your little guy! You must be having a blast! Enjoy!

Sara said...

Beautiful tree! I love it...

Happy birthday to the birthday boy!

And, congrats to the winner...

daylily (Queenmothermamaw) said...

Oh Pat the poinsettias are beautiful. Congrats to your winner. Glad you got to go visit gs. New York may be snow bound when you get home. Blessings
QMM

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

oh, my. the poinsettia tree is gorgeous!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Love the poinsettias,...and their vibrant colours! Have a fabulous time in Colorado. I'm sure it all looks quite different at this time of year...then when we were there a few months ago.

RNSANE said...

What fun, Pat. I'm sure you had a wonderful visit with your family in Colorado. Of course, there will be snow in New York so you won't miss it when you return home.

I am so sad not to win dark chocolate though I know I shouldn't eat it and diet ferociously - or so Jeremy keeps nagging. I could just eat a small piece a day, right?

I can't wait till I am visiting a grandchild!!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Poinsettias really say Christmas and they certainly dress up almost any area. Denver Airport looks beautiful!!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Congratulations to The Proud Italian Cook.
I love the Denver airport and it is extra special at this time of year. The poinsettia tree is gorgeous.
Have a great weekend.

steviewren said...

My congrats to the winner! Pat, hope you and your family are having a wonderful time together with your little grandson. Happy second Birthday to little L.

Margaret said...

Hi Pat, I know You've had a wonderful time visiting your grandson and family for his 2nd birthday! My time sure flies! Wonderful poinsettias! Thank-you! Our place in Winnipeg has a poinsetta tree in the lobby, a white one on top and white ones all around the bottom, red all in between, very Christmassy... Congrats to Proud Italian Cook winning your wonderful chocolate giveaway... also a wonderful blog... Can You believe Christmas is so close! We leave next Thursday to drive back home for Christmas...
Margaret from B.C.

Grand Life said...

Pat, it's Judy here. I've followed your blog for a couple of years and would like to email you about your visits to Denver and my visits to NYC. Visit my blog and check to the right of the screen where it lists "cabin" and see if it is a place you might like to visit when you go to Colorado. Blog is grandlakelife@blogspot.com Thanks, Judy

diane said...

Those decorations are amazing. Any pics of grandson coming?

My name is PJ. said...

That poinsettia tree is lovely! If I had a really big great room, I'd have to create one of my own.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Those poinsettia trees are very impressive Pat. Enjoy your visit in Denver and congratulations to Marie.
Sam

RH (aka Lucy) said...

Who would have thought to stack up poinsettias and make a beautiful Christmas tree out of them. Fabulous!

nanny said...

I love the poinsettas....so beautiful!
Congrats to P.I.C. on your win!!!

Theanne and Baron... said...

The Poinsettias are fantastic...so totally festive AND BIG congrats to the Chocolate Winner...woohoo!!!

Sarah said...

Beautiful post! Glad you had a wonderful visit in Denver. I also enjoyed the John Lennon tribute. Thanks, Pat! Enjoy your weekend. ~ Sarah

Claudia said...

My brother-in-law is currently snowed in in Denver (well, Denver has no snow - but MN does). He was going to Home Depot (It'sa Haas thing) and I am thinking - how silly - when one can gaze at those gorgeous poinsettias you posted! Yay for Proud Italian Cook! She will make good use of the chocolate!

Trotter said...

Hi Pat! Poinsettia is already a name; but what to say of «Euphorbia pulcherrima»... ;)

Blogtrotter Two has started to cruise the Nile for you, but without Poirot... ;) Enjoy and have a great week!