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Ultimate Entertaining Giveaway Prizes: Thomas Paul

Ultimate Holiday Entertaining Giveaway Today’s first giveaway revelation comes from a name that many of you might recognize… renown textile & housewares designer Thomas Paul ! The signature bold colors, contemporary patterns, and unique designs have made Thomas Paul a favorite among interior designers and modern design lovers in general. Two of his popular silk pillows are actually sitting on the couch in my office – directly in my line of sight as I’m typing this :)

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Ultimate Entertaining Giveaway Prizes: rock scissor paper

Ultimate Holiday Entertaining Giveaway Every time I get an email from rock scissor paper or visit their website , I feel an instant boost of "happy". The RSP stationery and entertaining products are so fun, contemporary, and cheerful – with lots of bright colors and cute characters like their signature owls – it’s hard not to "ooh " and "ahh " over them! And I’m ( of course) especially loving their new line of aprons , tea towels , and coasters – with contemporary patterns, fun colors, and sweet prices that are perfect for the modern-day hostess with the mostess ;)

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Ultimate Entertaining Giveaway Prizes: 2JANE

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2JANE is a very cool & unique online shop that features beautiful, imported home decor & accessories. At 2JANE , you’ll find wonderful pieces that are artful and inspired , yet practical at the same time… the perfect mix of fashion + function!

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Ultimate Entertaining Giveaway Prizes: bumble ink

Ultimate Holiday Entertaining Giveaway It was just about a year ago that I first discovered bumble ink , and I’ve been a fan of their "super-modern meets super-adorable " style and cheeky wit ever since! From baby announcements to party invites to boxed card sets and everything in-between – bumble’s unique illustrative style and clever tone result in super-cute paper goods that are anything but typical!

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Ultimate Entertaining Giveaway Prizes: Zanisa

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Okay…get ready to feast your eyes on a truly amazing Giveaway package from chic and and eco-savvy online shop: Zanisa . Zanisa carries a wonderful array of contemporary gifts, home decor, accessories and jewelry, and focuses on items that are handmade, natural, recycled, organic, fairly traded and sustainable. Added bonus: Zanisa’s website is just as stylish and functional as the products they carry!

For The Ultimate Holiday Entertaining Giveaway , Zanisa is offering up a truly fantastic prize package valued at over $370 and filled with loads of great stuff! Let’s start with what’s pictured in the image above:

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more new prizes coming…

Hi Everyone –
Sorry for the late start with posting today – I came down with a nasty stomach flu bug out of the blue last night and the last 24 hours have been extremely unpleasant, to say the least :(

I’m trying to get myself together enough to concentrate for the next few hours on more prize postings – so please come back and visit throughout the weekend – as ALL of the prizes will have been revealed by noon PST on Monday…and there is still lots more great stuff to tell you about from all these cool companies! And don’t forget that Monday is the LAST day to enter the giveaway!

See you soon…
Jenn :)

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Ultimate Entertaining Giveaway Prizes: FineStationery.com

Ultimate Holiday Entertaining Giveaway As you can probably gather from the name, FineStationery.com is loaded with fantastic stationery & invitations for pretty much any occasion or celebration you can imagine. However, what you might not know is that they also carry tons of other great products such as personalized plates, designer paperweights, address stamps, place cards, menu cards, gift bags, custom cookies and more!

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Ultimate Entertaining Giveaway Prizes: Jessica Howard Ceramics

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When artist Jessica Howard emailed me earlier this year about her brand-new line of ceramic dishware & accessories , I was immediately smitten with her work! Modern, organic-inspired graphics, high-contrast colors, and sleek, minimalist product lines…what’s not to love?!

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Ultimate Entertaining Giveaway Prizes: elum

Ultimate Holiday Entertaining Giveaway For those of you that are familiar with this blog, you’re probably also familiar with contemporary letterpress company – elum designs – because I’ve posted on them several times before. I just can’t help it…the designs are ridiculously gorgeous! And in addition to their everyday stationery & gift products , they also just launched a new custom invitations & stationery section of their website…which features tons of letterpress holiday, baby, and invitation designs that are, once again, ridiculously gorgeous!

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Ultimate Entertaining Giveaway Prizes: Bunny Maxwell

Hostess with the Mostess + Yum Sugar Ultimate Holiday Entertaining Giveaway I was so excited when Courtney from the hip online home & accessories shop – Bunny Maxwell – told me about the prize she wanted to offer for the Giveaway because it’s something I’ve been eyeing for quite a while now… It was on my Christmas list last year and is once again on it this year (Santa, are you reading this?) – and even though I’m not going to get to enjoy this particular freebie set myself, it’s great to know at least know that one of my readers will!

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Ultimate Entertaining Giveaway Prizes: west elm

Hostess with the Mostess + Yum Sugar Ultimate Holiday Entertaining Giveaway Okay…I’m officially envious of whoever wins this prize – because it comes from one of the coolest contemporary home stores around…west elm ! I’m guessing that most of you are already familiar with west elm , but if you’re not – click here to check out their website and have fun browsing through tons of hip & affordable entertaining items , home accessories , bedding , furniture , holiday decor , gift ideas and more!

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Ultimate Entertaining Giveaway Prizes: nantaka joy

Hostess with the Mostess + Yum Sugar Ultimate Holiday Entertaining Giveaway Today’s first Giveaway revelation comes from one of my very favorite bloggers – Joy Deangdeelert Cho from the super-popular oh joy! blog. As many of you may already know, Joy recently debuted her brand-new stationery line – nantaka joy – which is exactly as expected…absolutely fantastic ! Joy’s background in print & textile design shines through in the nantaka joy collection , which features a mix of refined and hand-drawn designs, playful pattern, subtle and organic texture, and a vibrant use of color.

For The Ultimate Holiday Entertaining Giveaway , Joy is offering up the following fabulous nantaka joy products:

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Ultimate Entertaining Giveaway Prizes: KRUPS

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If you’re the lucky winner of THIS fantastic prize from KRUPS – you’re almost obligated to celebrate with some frozen margaritas or other yummy blended treats! And while you’re at it, might as well whip up something toasty to munch on…cuz you’re going to be able to do that too!

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too-cute truffles

These adorable chocolate cat & dog truffles are almost too cute to eat! They’d make a darling hostess gift or stocking stuffer for pet lovers! $15/set of 4 at Williams-Sonoma.com.

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Ultimate Entertaining Giveaway Prizes: Delight.com

Delight.com is a fun shopping site with a twist : they feature one new item on sale everyday that stays on sale for 24 hours at a "delightful" price! You’ll find tons of great gift ideas for girls , guys , cooks , hostesses , moms & kids , the eco-chic and…oh ya …even yourself !

Speaking of treats for yourself …Delight is offering up so many goodies for The Ultimate Holiday Entertaining Giveaway , that I’m honestly not sure where to begin! SO , I think I’ll just let the imagery of the prizes speak for itself ….here goes:

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Ultimate Entertaining Giveaway Prizes: Rosanna

Hostess with the Mostess + Yum Sugar Ultimate Holiday Entertaining Giveaway Based on the response from our past Rosanna giveaways, it’s no secret that this contemporary dishware & accessories line seems to be a favorite among HWTM readers…and for good reason! From their ultra-mod Haute Holiday collection (one of my favorites holiday plate designs…ever! ) to the luxurious, French-inspired Dauphine Candlesticks , to the bright & breezy American Bungalow collectionRosanna seems to have something for everyone!

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Ultimate Entertaining Giveaway Prizes: Le Creuset

Hostess with the Mostess + Yum Sugar Ultimate Holiday Entertaining Giveaway Umm…how’s THIS for a whopper of a prize?! Le Creuset – the world’s leading manufacturer of Enameled Cast Iron cookware and Screwpull-brand corkscrews – is generously offering up an 8-piece Cookware Set from their new stainless steel line ! This high performance cookware set features convenient precision pour rims, ergonomic handles for comfort, capacities marked on the inside for easy measuring, and an aluminum core to effectively disperse heat while cooking.

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Holiday Hostess Gifts: Fun Pairings

December is upon us TOMORROW(!) – and chances are you’ll be attending some holiday parties soon. I often get questions about unique hostess gift ideas, and one fun thing you can do to make your hostess gift especially clever is to pair 2 inexpensive items that coordinate well together to create a cute package. A few of my favorite pairing ideas are pictured in the images below…

Pairing ideas 1 & 2:
well-designed olive oil/vinegar bottles + dipping dishes ; and holiday themed candles with decorative matches {scroll down for product resources}

Holiday Hostess Gifts pictured above: Terra Medi Olive Oil ($12.95 at C&B), Terra Medi Balsamic Vinegar ($9.95 at C&B), O Cabernet Vinegar ($12.95 at amazon), deep sauce dishes ($1.95 each at C&B); Peppermint Candles ($5.95 – $8.95 at C&B), and mystique red matches ($12/set of 250 matches at iomoi™)

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Ultimate Entertaining Giveaway Prizes: Jonathan Adler

Hostess with the Mostess + Yum Sugar Ultimate Holiday Entertaining Giveaway If you follow home product design even a little, then you’re probably very well aware of the name "Jonathan Adler ". Adler’s aesthetic style is definitely one of my own personal favorites when it comes to product design – and I’m willing to bet this sentiment is shared with most people that lay eyes on his contemporary, unique creations – which include everything from pottery and tableware to furniture and textiles . 3 of Adler’s white giraffe figurines are actually sitting on the shelf next to me right now, and if Santa thinks I’ve been good this year, then I’m really hoping to find the larger version under the tree come December 25th. ;)

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Ultimate Entertaining Giveaway Prizes: Carolyn’s Kitchen

Hostess with the Mostess + Yum Sugar Ultimate Holiday Entertaining Giveaway No housewife will feel desperate with these glamour girl, vintage-inspired apron and matching glove sets ! Designed and produced exclusively by Carolyn West in Los Angeles, California, Carolyn’s Kitchen aprons and glove sets are fun, sexy and all about feeling glamorous!

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Ultimate Entertaining Giveaway Prizes: Red Envelope

Hostess with the Mostess + Yum Sugar Ultimate Holiday Entertaining Giveaway Red Envelope is a popular online company that’s known for their wide array of great gift ideas for pretty much any occasion…each of which comes with it’s own cool little story for a more personal touch. I’ve definitely sent my share of their signature red boxes to friends and family – and received them as well – and there’s something exciting about opening a delivery box and finding one of these pretty packages inside!

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Ultimate Entertaining Giveaway Prizes: 2modern

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2Modern is a fantastic company that features the most talented and innovative designers of modern furniture, contemporary lighting, personal accessories, art, & eco-friendly products for the home and office. I think I’m going to have to sent Santa the link to their Holiday Gift Shop – because I’d be happy to receive just about anything listed there!

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Giveaway Update – NEW Prize Values!

Hi Everyone –
Wanted to give you a quick update that The Ultimate Entertaining Giveaway had 3 more vendors sign on today – KRUPS and Le Creuset and Enjoué Beaute, so the total value is over $8000 now! $8220.98 to be exact :)

Stay tuned for lots more prize details…and click here to enter if you haven’t signed up yet!

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Ultimate Entertaining Giveaway Prizes: Violet

Ultimate Holiday Entertaining Giveaway
Violet.com – one of my favorite online shops for gift ideas – gives you a shopping experience that’s almost as cool as the stylish products they feature! You can shop by Occasion, Recipient, or Category – and in addition to beautiful imagery, you’ll find fun, clever sub-categories to browse through – such as the "She’s Been Good ", "He’s Been Good, Too ", "Stuff Those Stockings!! " and "Gracious Hostess " sections in their Holiday collection.

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Ultimate Entertaining Giveaway Prizes: Modern-Twist

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Modern-Twist is definitely a company after our own heart at HWTM, which might be obvious by the brand name alone…but will be even more obvious once you check out their fabulously contemporary entertaining products! The silkscreened silicone-based placemats, table runners, coasters, and Vinotagz are not only well-designed with a funky, yet minimalist feel – but you can actually write on all of them with ballpoint pen (!), then wipe the markings off later…pretty cool! So go ahead and write your guests’s names on the products or doodle to your heart’s desire…
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Ultimate Entertaining Giveaway Prizes: notNeutral

Ultimate Holiday Entertaining Giveaway Ultra-mod home decor & accessories line – notNeutral – is offering up a gem of a prize for the Ultimate Holiday Entertaining Giveaway! notNeutral’s "Seasons" 20-piece dinnerware set is one of my personal all-time favorite dinnerware patterns…bold colors, funky patterns, clean & contemporary feel…what’s not to love? And it’s valued at $240…even better! ;) Each set comes with dinner plates, salad plates, rim bowls, and super-cute cups & saucers.

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Ultimate Entertaining Giveaway Prizes: Loft Party

L O F T P A R T Y is a contemporary online shop that features unique, interesting and functional home decór & accessories. You’ll find great stuff from cool lines such as French Bull, Fred, JosephJoseph, Jonathan Adler, Pop Ink, and more at loftparty.com . And speaking of cool stuff – check out all these fantastic products Loft Party is contributing to the Ultimate Holiday Entertaining Giveaway! {scroll down for product info & links}

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Ultimate Entertaining Giveaway Prizes: Joy by Mel Lim

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If you’re not yet familiar with designer Mel Lim’s line "joy by mel lim " – then prepare to be impressed! Mel’s unique and expressive stationery, gift wrap, and home decór designs are nothing short of gorgeous…elaborate detail in just the right amounts, contemporary style, rich colors, and fantastic quality.

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The Ultimate Holiday Entertaining Giveaway!

Ultimate Holiday Entertaining Giveaway Just in time for the holidays, we’ve partnered with our friends over at yumsugar to bring you The Ultimate Holiday Entertaining Giveaway !

We’re really excited about this event and hope you will be too…there are o ver $8200 worth of super stylish prizes up for grabs – which should put you well on your way to hosting some truly fantastic soirées! We’re talking everything from 20-piece notNeutral dinnerware sets and Jonathan Adler teapots to barstools from 2Modern and gorgeous silk-screened silicone placemats from Modern-Twist . And it doesn’t stop there…

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The Ultimate Holiday Entertaining Giveaway – Participating Sponsors

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Participating Sponsors in The Ultimate Holiday Entertaining Giveaway include:

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