Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Diamond Jubilee Giveaway!!!!


In celebration of our Queen's Diamond Jubilee this year, I am having a little giveaway of one of these lovely celebratory tea towels together with a patriotic red, white and blue cathedral window pincushion that I have made especially for the giveaway.

And as if the Diamond Jubilee were not enough reason for a giveaway,  I am currently on 199 followers and hopefully will be able to celebrate having 200 lovely followers very soon!


To enter my Jubilee Giveaway, please become a follower if you are not already,
then simply leave a comment on this post saying which of these lovely tea towels,
specially made by Ulster Weavers to celebrate the Jubilee,
you would like to win if your name is picked.

You can have a second chance to win if you share this on your blog - please copy the button (first photo) announcing the Giveaway and link back to my blog post. Don't forget to leave a comment to say you have done so or I won't know to put your name in twice.

The Giveaway ends on Sunday 27th May 2012,
and is open to all followers, wherever you live.

Please make sure an email address is available (linked to your name) so that I can contact you if you are the winner!!!

The Red Roses Tea Towel



The first tea towel is a beautiful elegant one in shades of cream and caramel, with a beautiful silhouette of the Queen surrounded by deep red roses and gold flowers and foliage.
There is a pretty deep red traditional pattern all round the edge, and the dates and a commemoration.

The Union Jack Bunting Tea Towel



The second tea towel has a lovely pale blue and white background with Union Jack bunting at the top and bottom, the number 60 in Union Jack style, and an ornate design in deep pink with a crown on top.
There are pretty bunches of roses, and the whole tea towel has a vintage feel to it!



Good Luck!!!

Edited to add:
Made it to 200 followers today!!!

Thank you my 200th Follower!

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  1. Thanks Gill!
    I'm a follower and I'd be happy to win either tea towel!

  2. Gorgeous giveaway, Gill! I would like the Union Jack bunting tea towel if I was a lucky winner, please! I am already a follower and I'll put a link on my blog to you later today :-)
    Thanks for a lovely giveaway.
    Have a great afternoon.
    Helen x

  3. Adore the union jack bunting tea towel. Please enter me for the giveaway. I'm a follower. Thanks.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  4. What a fabulously regal give away!
    I love them both, maybe the bunting one a smidge more though.
    Lisa x

  5. Hello Gilly,
    Congratulations on reaching 200 followers. Well deserved and I always love to see a new post from you.
    Both tea towels are beautiful and what a wonderful souvenir. I have a good collection of meaningful tea towels, which I love.
    Have a glorious week


  6. Hi Gill, Lovely giveaway - the one with bunting, pleeeeeeeeease!
    I have put your giveaway on my blog also. xxx

  7. Hello Gill:
    What excitement, a Diamond Jubilee and two hundred followers [we are certain that elusive final one will appear before long!!]

    The union jack bunting tea towel would be our choice since, if we were lucky enough to win, we should give it to our housekeeper, Timea, who is a fan of all things Queen and England related.

  8. HI Gill, what a lovely giveway. I would love to be entered please i really like the red roses. Enjoy your week, dee x

  9. Another wonderful giveaway, Gill. If I were lucky enough to win, I'd love the bunting tea towel please. I'm already a follower and I've put a link in my sidebar. I've just been catching up with your posts, so I'd like to wish you a belated happy birthday. How lovely that Bella reminds you how old you are with kisses in your card.

  10. Hi Gill
    oooh I love the Union Jack bunting one! I'm a follower already...

  11. ...and it's such a lovely giveaway I am doing a linky thing on my blog too! I may have to do a jubilee tea cosy giveaway!

  12. Super giveaway! I would LOVE the bunting one if I was lucky enough to win please.Lets hope the weekend will bring some drier weather! :0)

  13. Hi Gill - I'm already a followerso sorry I can't make it to 200 for you. Both the tea towels are lovely but the bunting on is just my cup of tea (please excuse the pun)! XX

  14. Ooh Gill, how lovely. I'd love to be entered please and it's just got to be the red roses tea towel for me!

    200 followers? A well-deserved milestone my friend.

    Heather x

    PS. Will add you to my linky bar. x

  15. oooo how lovely. Please may I be entered for the red rose towel please? Im alredy a follower!


  16. Congratulations on your 199th follower Gill!

    Such pretty tea towels you are giving away. I would love to take part. My favourite one is the light blue tea towel with the bunting.

    I will put a link on my blog.

    Happy evening!

    Madelief x

  17. What a lovely blog! Not sure how I found you, but so pleased I have. Congratulations on exceeding the 200 milestone.
    I would love to enter your giveaway, if that's not too cheeky as a new follower. I love the union jack bunting tea towel xx

  18. Hello Gill, what a lovely giveaway. If I should be lucky enough to win I would be quite happy with either thankyou. I will put your link on my blog also.

    Many thanks for your lovely comments and very useful book tips, I do appreciate them. It is lovely to be back in the upbeat and wonderful blogosphere. I love your japanese washed linen in a previous post, and your garden is looking lovely. Lots of love to you, Linda x

  19. Love these giveaways. If I'm so lucky to win I like the union jack bunting tea towel its lovely! I've shared your giveaway on my blog also :)

  20. Hi Gill,

    Ooo, a lovely giveaway! Please pop me in your hat!

    I think both tea towels are lovely, but if I had to choose, it would be the red rose tea towel...they are just so pretty!

    Have a lovely week my dear, and take care.
    Love Donna x

  21. I just became a follower! I think my favorite is the Union Jack t-towel, but really, I would be very happy with either one.
    Thank you for doing this giveaway.

  22. Hi, Gill! So lovely giveaway :o) Please, count me in! I love the Union Jack Towel :o)

    I`ll put a button to your giveaway at my blog.

  23. Hi Gill,
    I would loooove the union jack towel so much. It´s such a nice give away. We will spend the jubilee weekend in Tenterden and I´m so happy to be there.
    Lovely hugs

  24. Gosh, what a lovely blog you have. Arrived here via blog hopping and will now be following you. I can see I shall be lost for a few hours here having a nosey around! Bonus too with the giveaway. I'll certainly mention it on my blog. Suzy x

  25. What a charming giveaway! I'd love to win the Red Roses tea towel, it's stunning. My email is on my profile and I am already a follower :)
    Thank you very much!
    Best wishes.

  26. Hi Gill, Thanks for visiting .I quite like the pink and cream t.towel but I am not fussy.Good luck with the giveaway and I will look forward to reading about Annie Sloan course that you did....ciao Alison

  27. Hi Gill, thanks for lovely comments on my blog.

    I'm a follower and I'd be happy to win either tea towel :)

    Kind regards

  28. Oooh, I love the Union Jack one. Please count me in and I am off to add your giveaway button to my blog right now. M x

  29. Wow! You flew past 200 followers! Congratulations :) I love both towels, but have to say I'm partial to the roses one. Thanks for the giveaway, kind lady!!

  30. Follower number 200 plus. I love your blog and got here through following Pink Milk.
    Lovely tea towels if I were to win one it would have to be the bunting one, I'm crazy for bunting.
    My blog is a slow process and I will be adding all my links to it eventually x

  31. Hi Gill. Can I join in please and congrats on your 200.

  32. Please enter me for the Union Jack Bunting Teatowel giveaway and congratulations on passing 200 followers!

  33. Congratulations Gill - you've well and truly passed 200 followers now! Your blog is gorgeous and I now all your new followers will love it as much as I do. I'd love to enter your giveaway please. The teatowels are fantastic! I adore the union jack bunting version.

    Have a fabulous week hon,

  34. I'm not sure if you are sending to the U.S. but on the chance that you might I would love the towel with the bunting on it. They're both so pretty and how nice are you to have such a giveaway. You don't have to include me as I'm sure shipping would be high to the U.S. I am a follower though and came to you through Helen Phillips who I adore!

  35. You are so kind! wonderful giveaway the teatowels are both so pretty but I would have to choose the union jack :) as you know I am a happy follower, have a great week

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  36. Yes please! I'd love to enter this giveaway.. I especially like the blue tea towel with the union jack 60.. very pretty! :-)

    Ashley xxx

  37. I like them both so I will go with either one! I follow you.


  38. Hello Gill,

    I am a new follower and delighted to be so you have some gorgeous makes here on your blog.
    What a lovely giveaway could you count me in as well please. I don't mind what teacloth ...they are all smashing.
    I'll now off to paste that image on my blog with link.

    Amanda :-)

    Crafty in the Med

  39. Oooooooh what a fantastic giveaway! I think the bunting tea towel has the edge for me, and I would love to be included with my name in the pot Gill! Thank you so much for letting me know! How come I have not been following you? I could have sworn you were on my blog list. Well, you most certainly are now!

    Have a beautiful weekend!

    Vanessa xxx

  40. Wow this is an amazing giveaway! I would love to be included! I absolutely adore the bunting tea towel! And the pin cushion is gorgeous! I would love to come home after the wedding to these lovelies! Fingers crossed! xx

  41. I'm just back from my hols Gill and I'm so glad I didn't miss your gorgeous giveaway!!
    Beautiful tea towels, I especially love the Union Jack bunting one and your little pin cushion is so sweet.
    I am of course a follower. :)
    Vivienne x

  42. I've added a link to your giveaway on my blog. :)
    Vivienne x

  43. Hello Gill, I have to confess that it is the first time that I have subscribed to become a follower. But your tea towels are so pretty that I thought I had to try winning one. Both beautiful, but as I have to give my preference, I'll choose the red rose tea towel. We're having a street party in my street, which happens to be Downing Street too, but in Wiltshire. Busy trying to finish sewing the buntings. Blogs like yours really inspire me. So I can just say a huge thank you for finding the time to share your ideas with us all.

  44. Ciao Gill, sono contenta di conoscerti, partecipo al giveaway, ma anche se non vinco non importa, ho comunque un'amica in più!!

  45. Just joined your lovely site. I'd love the roses tea towel if I'm lucky enough to win xx

  46. Hi Gill! I just bought a TShirt to wear on Friday, at work. It says: "The only way is British" because I am not British, so I thought it would be funny. As you know, Gill, I love this beautiful Land, as it has been my home for a long time!

    I love the Tea towel with the Union Jacks and, most of all, I adore the pin cushion.

    If I won, I would give the tea towel to my sister Nunzia, who loves the Union Jack, and flags, in general, and the lovely pin cushion would go to my other sister Nietta, who is very talented, like you. She, too, makes wonderful furnishings!I wish I could!

    So... your lovely giveaways would travel all the way to sunny Italy!



  47. Hi Gill, I'd love to enter and though I love both think I prefer the Union jack bunting one. I've linked you to my blog, and I'm hosting a giveaway to, so would love you to enter" thanks Claire xx

  48. Hi Gill, what a lovely giveaway. I think the bunting teatowel is my pick, but it's too pretty to use!

  49. Absolutely lovely tea towels! I am so glad to have found you and yes,I am now a follower (Thanks Madelief!)
    Thank you for the opportunity in the giveaway!

  50. Hi Gill,

    Fantastic giveaway you're running, your gifts are gorgeous! Anyone would be lucky to win them :)

    We are also holding a giveaway for the Diamond Jubilee this June, visit our Facebook page for a chance to win!

    Best of luck to everybody, and thank you for sharing Gill.

    Jessie - Smart Gift Solutions


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