This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered and participated!
No birthday party is quite the same without gifts, but on this occasion our birthday girl is sending three of you home with something extra special!
I've wanted to have a giveaway for a while and this occasion makes it the perfect time to do so! Also I've been in contact with wonderful Etsy sellers who are donating their beautiful items!
Take a look at the three items and then follow the rules below to enter the giveaway. Giveaway open from August 9th-16th, 2011. I will randomly pick three entries and announce the winners on August 17th, 2011.
Enter For a Chance to win one of these prizes:
Ms. Laurence is an extremely talented artist with a love of Classic Literature. In her shop the Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte fan will feel right at home among her detailed original watercolors and bookmark and note card prints.
Much thanks to Masha and don't forget to visit her Etsy shop and take a look at her other delightful items!
Book Mark Set Description:
Both of these bookmarks are prints of Ms. Laurence's original watercolors, and are done in a rich blue and soft brown palette. Captain Wentworth is dressed in his Navy uniform, complete with a bicorn hat. The quote "You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope" is on the back. Anne is wearing a brown day dress with muslin gothic sleeves and a cozy blue cashmere shawl.
The quote "Her character was now fixed on his mind as perfection itself, maintaining the loveliest medium of fortitude and gentleness..." is on the back.
Ms. Flynn is a very experienced artist from the mountains of Montana who works mostly in painting and printmaking. Her shop offers items such as pinback buttons, hand painted pendants, cast paper jewelry, framed art and downloadable images (for use on clothing and bags) all featuring her original designs! Many of her items feature quotes from Jane Austen and particularly Pride and Prejudice.
Many thanks to Alice and don't forget to check out her many lovely items at her Etsy shop!
Jane Austen Pin Decription:
The paragraph behind the portrait of Jane Austen is from Pride and Prejudice. Mr. Darcy says to Elizabeth Bennet, "In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you."
Donate by Miss Laurie (Me) of Old-Fashioned Charm
Take home a brand new copy of my favorite edition of Jane Austen's delightful novel Persuasion to read for yourself. It will be paperback with this exact cover. See details here.
Mandatory To Enter:
-Comment on this post and mention which of the three items you'd most like to receive if you won.
For additional entries (comment separately for each one you do):
-Visit Masha Laurence's etsy shop and comment here telling me which of her items is your favorite.
-Visit Alice Flynn's etsy shop and comment here telling me which of her items is your favorite.
-Blog, Facebook or Twitter about this giveaway and comment here with the link.
-Follow Old-Fashioned Charm on blogger or e-mail and let me know (if you already follow let me know).
-Put up one of my blog buttons on your blog or website and let me know (if you already have one up let me know).
-Put up this giveaway button on your blog or website and comment letting me know.
Note: While this giveaway is also open to my readers outside of the USA, there might be some difficulties in getting items to you so please be patient.
If you have any questions feel free to comment or e-mail me!