Monday, January 11, 2010

First MLHP Giveaway!

You all have been such a gracious group of readers, that I thought it was time to say Thank You - with a unique, Brazilian gift!  
Have you ever seen these clever bowls, made from strips of rolled newspaper?  They are a staple of Brazilian handy-crafts, and I absolutely love them!

The first MLHP giveaway includes this bowl!  It is particularly colorful, and has a nice, lacquer finish to ensure durability.  It's the perfect way to add some color and texture to your little vignette!

photo courtesy of two ellie

So, how do you register to win?  EASY!  Just leave me a comment telling me how you'd use the bowl, AND make sure you're a MLHP follower - either here on the blog, or via Google Reader. Be sure to leave your email address with your comment, so I may contact you for shipping deets!

*If you tweet about, or mention this giveaway in a blog post, put it in another comment, and count them as additional entries.

Entry time will end Friday, Jan. 15th at midnight EST.   Winning comment will be selected randomly.

Good Luck, and Muito Obrigada for your support - it has been wonderful making so many "blog friends."  I'm looking forward to another fun blogging year!


27 comments:

PS~Erin said...

I love these bowls! I love the color that they add. I'm not sure how I'd use it... Maybe as a collection area for sunglasses and pocket contents. Or on the coffee table to corral our remote controls... Definitely somewhere in our family room to I could see it all the time.

Thanks for the giveaway opp!

PS~Erin said...

Tweeted too :-)

Southern Aspirations said...

Oh that is so sweet and I love a little bit of Brazil! Would add to my coffee table- help create more of a styled vignette, add texture and color.

Nessa said...

I have seen these as boxes with lids - but I had never seen a bowl... love it - Thanks

Taylor said...

I would give this as a gift to my lovely sister...it would look PERFECT on her coffee table as a catch-all!

Rachel said...

I would probably use them in our office!
... I am already following
rachel.ridd@gmail.com

JMW said...

This bowl is very cool. Love hand-crafted items. I'm follower, too, so please enter me in the drawing! Hm, I think I would place it on my kitchen table (which is an old farm table) and fill it with different fruits, depending the time of year. Lemons, apples or oranges, adding a bit of color to the room. Plus, my kids could just grab a piece of fruit from the bowl for a snack. :)

Erin from "skoots and cuddles" said...

I would probably use it on my living room coffee table... it would look great stacked on top of some of my large books with a few choice items inside!

Taylor said...

just mentioned the giveaway in a post too:)

http://perfectlytaylord.blogspot.com/2010/01/mad-about-monday_11.html

Grace said...

Hi, I have been a follower of your blog for a few months now and I enjoy reading your blog. I like the look of the bowl, it is so neat how it is made out of newspapers. I love anything ethnic.

Hmmm...what would I use the bowl for if I won? I would probably display it because it is too pretty to use! Thanks for the giveaway! gmsale at rocketmail dot com

Morning T said...

What a fun giveaway Alison~ I love it and would likely display it in our family room somewhere (maybe with my moss and willow balls inside) or in my kitchen with fresh fruit inside.
I've been searching for a giveaway myself and I just can't think of anything...I love that you found something local and SO cool!

Averill said...

I love that you've decided to do a traditional Brazilian craft for your first giveaway. The bowl is lovely -- you know how much I love color!

Mary said...

I love that bowl! I would def. find a place for it in my living room, probably on a side table.

melifaif said...

So very cute. This would look great in my worldly abode. Ha! I would use it in my kitchen. It would look great next to my green walls. Thanks for the giveaway.

melifaif@yahoo.com

Suz said...

Neat! I follow too.
I would probably use it as a catch all for some of my little scrapbooking supplies, instead of the ugly plastic container they're in now. Thanks.

jgarza said...

Hey there! I've seen these out and about and think they are so cool! I spy some yellow in that bowl...it may just go in my room I'm working on. :) Or to hold fruit on a kitchen counter. Ohhh the possibilities.

Hope all is well with ya'll!!

LindsB said...

What a fun giveaway- I LOVE that its from Brazil! I would use it just as the picture states...on top of a pretty stack of books on a side table in my family room.

The Townhouselady said...

Ohhhh...I just LOVE these bowls. One of my neighbors has a collection of them in her kitchen and I'm always admiring them.

I'd love to have it in the nursery (that I'm currently shopping and planning for) as a place to collect the teething rings and small baby accoutrement. It's just so bright and colorful it'd go so wonderfully.

I am a follower and my email is in my profile.

Thanks for such a great giveaway!

my favorite and my best said...

cuuuute! i would most likely use one as a fruit bowl or just sitting on a table for some color. either way it will be awesome.

cuz IT'S awesome.
thanks alison.

Kristin Hughes Photography said...

I love this bowl! I would use it on my coffee table to add some color!!

kristin.hughes@gmail.com

Kate @ That's What Living Is To Me said...

I would use it on my shelves for decor and a colorful catch all, so my husband doesn't leave change lying all over the place. I'm already a follower.

Simply Mel said...

If I had it in my hot little hands right now, at this very moment, I would fill it full of lemons and limes which are just dangling from my citrus trees! Yep, that's exactly what I will do!

Thanks for such a vibrantly joyful giveaway!

jmiller said...

Beautiful bowl, making alot of changes in my house and i would
love to use this on my coffee
table. love all the colors

jmiller said...

love the colors in the bowl. i am
making some changes in my home and
this bowl would be so great on my
coffee table.

Sarah Ann said...

Neat! I've seen these around, but to be made by hand in a country other than China! Shocking. ;] I can see this sitting on my little kitchen table. The round shapes would compliment each other and inside it would be nice with fruit in the summer and fall and lined with baked goods in the winter months.

Creategirl said...

ohhh I have to say I like the bowl but I LOVE the iron table! Sorry to get off topic here but do you know where it is from?? thanks!

Allison said...

I love these bowls!! I think I would use it in my living room to hold spare items on my coffee table. Thanks!

allisonmills79(at)hotmail.com