Friday, December 18, 2009

Start Your New Year Off in Style with this Giveaway!

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tart your new year off in style! Get your very own copy of "The Find" by Stan Williams, recently selected as the #1 design book of 2009 by Apartment Therapy!! Congrats, Stan! I received an autographed copy from Stan while in Texas at the Warrenton/Round Top shows. I enthusiastically read each and every page during the trip back to Minnesota.

Stan, aka the Elegant Thrifter, is a wonderfully genuine guy with a heart of gold. In fact, I featured him here back in August. See his interview here and his blog here. His book is a labor of love that conveys his passion for thrift and design. He has generously offered to donate an autographed copy of his book to one lucky winner for the WhisperWood Cottage Stylish New Year Giveaway 2010. What a great way to start off the new year in style!!

So, how do you get your very own autographed copy of this book? Here are 5 ways to enter...
  1. Enter on this post only through New Year's Eve (that's midnight central time). 
  2. Leave a comment about how you need this book to kick off 2010 in thrift-minded style.
  3. Tweet it, Facebook it, Post it, or Sidebar it? Leave another comment for each that you do.
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Winner announced New Year's Day!



95 comments:

  1. With being on a SUPER DUPER tight budget I'd love to have this book inspire me on how to make the most out of my purchases to make my house feel special and unique!

    heatherdemke(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. My husband is opening a new business - so of course thrift home decore will be my way of life! Also - I ALWAYS need good books to inspire!

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  3. What an awesome giveaway! I'd love to get my hands on this book, it looks like an inspiring read!

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  4. I'm quitting my job as a massage therapist in 2010. I've been at it for 18 years and I'm just pain worn out, so after a lot of prodding from my husband, I'm done in March. I'm think we'll feel a more than a little financial pinch, and this book would be a perfect resource when it comes to giving our home more personality.

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  5. What a neat book! Here's why we need it: seasonal employment! My husband's job is seasonal leaving us with a very tight (okay, non nonexistent) budget from Nov. through March. This forces major creative thinking and a need for major inspiration!

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  6. Girl! With this new house I feel somewhat uninspired. Therefore, I need inspiration.

    And...we are on a very tight budget being that we are a one income family-I need to make this house feel more like a home and be thrifty while doing so!

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  7. What a wonderful giveaway, this is such an amazing book and it would be a GREAT way to start off the new year (with no ideas to bug the pool man with!!)...Merry Christmas Amy!

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  8. You better count me in!! This is too FAB!!

    XOXO

    beachbrights@gmail.com

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  9. Oh yea, I think I was suppose to comment on why??

    I have never been a thrifter. Yep, I admit that Craigs List intimidates me and thrift stores overwhelm me. I need to learn because I am cheap and love classic styles!! It's time to go back to school!!

    XOXO

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  10. Tweet! Tweet! http://twitter.com/BeachBrights/status/6805017465

    beachbrights@gmail.com

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  11. Added to my Facebook fan Page...are you a fan? XOXO

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=96770281388&ref=mf

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  12. Wow! I could really use this book! I need all the help in the inspiration department that I can get! :0 Thanks for the opportunity!!

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  13. What a find! The Find. I thought all was lost. I have just plain ran dry of ideas. I know The Find is the answer to bringing back my thrifty crafting mojo. On bended knee, with fingers crossed.

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  14. I'm alwayslooking for further inspiration to fuel my "decor de la curb"!

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  15. I added the button to my sidebar!

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  16. TWEET http://twitter.com/noelgiger

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  17. FB post: http://www.facebook.com/pages/ReDeemed-unique-art/91994532373?ref=ts

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  18. I need a book like this for some serious inspiration. Decorating is my creative outlet and I need to create something before I explode. Is there such a thing as decorator's block? If there is, I've got it.

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  19. Does me going to Warrenton/Round Top show everyday of the weeks that their out there qualify me for the need of a book like this.
    I live only 14 miles from this show in Burton and I so need to learn how to make all my dollars stretch at these shows each Spring and Fall.
    I will put this on my site and will let you know when it is there.
    Thanks for the giveaway and I am having one too. Not as great as this of course.
    Maggie

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  20. Ok I am back again. I finally got it on my sidebar at the top of the page. Whew I am not good at doing this but it works it brought me back to you. lol
    Maggie

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  21. I need this book because I want this book. But I do have to say that I just won a big giveaway so winning this one is pretty unlikely. You never know!

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  22. You know, when we were at the blogger party, I was so busy running my head, I forgot to get a copy. I really need this for my collection, so what do you say...can you give a girl a hand?
    Debbie
    P.S. I'll post the button on my sidebar tomorrow morning!

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  23. I just added it to my sidebar. Easier than I thought!
    Trash

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  24. Whoa....that looks like a fabulous book! Please enter me too!...and an awesome giveaway! Three hundred posts! WOW....good for you.

    Warm Christmas blessings,
    Spencer

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  25. Great giveaway...would love to have a copy of that book! I am on a seriously tight budget AND I live in a single wide mobile home that needs major help to not look like a single wide...nuff said? :o} Have a Merry Christmas...see you in the New Year! *elaine*

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  26. I can't think of a more perfect way to begin the new year! Fantastic giveaway Amy! I hope your holiday is spent with people you love - Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  27. Love love love your blog! Im a College Student in Texas and vintage thrift is my game! Haha Like the hunter I stalk through the lands of Goodwill salvation army, and bargian basement in hopes of catching a deal for my 1943 Lake Home! Well Merry Christmas and Happy New year! Look forward to reading!

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  28. OOO! With three children and a tight budget, not only do I NEED to be thrifty, but I find it to be my escape. I LOVE little treasures unique to only my home! Thanks for the chance to win!!! Love your blog.

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  29. What an incredible give-away, Amy! I'd be delighted to win. Thanks for hosting!

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  30. I would so love a chance to win this great book. I need some help finding great thrift goodies to make my house a home. Having a book in hand would be wonderful when I go out thrifting for treasures.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Ruth

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  31. I am a book lover....and am always looking for inspiration!
    Right now with tight times, my budget is zero for these types of goodies!

    I would love to be entered in your give away!

    Thank you
    Merry Christmas
    Hugz,
    Dolly

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  32. Whooohoooo I am now officially a follower and not just a stalker!
    PLUS I added you to my side bar!
    HOoooooooray........ more chances to win!

    Smiles
    Dolly

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  33. I'm now a follower too. I just have to have that book! Thriftin should be my middle name...I live for it.

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  34. I am a decorating book junkie and I must have this one! You just have to pick me! :) I would pour through the pages for inspiration for my own home and for my clients. I am already a follower of your blog.

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  35. I have heard so much about this book! Would love to have a copy of my own!

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  36. I have been a faithful follower and posted about your giveaway too!

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  37. I blogged: http://noelgiger.blogspot.com/2009/12/giveaway-not-to-miss.html

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  38. My name is Christina and I am fifteen years old. I would be psyched to have this book by the talented and wonderful Stan Williams! In my state, you have to be sixteen to have a steady job. This makes it difficult to have spending money of my own. The money I do get is from baby sitting and odd jobs, like yard work. Any cash I earn goes right into this pickle jar I have sitting on a bookshelf in my room. Even though I have a decent amount of money in that pickle jar, I still look for clothes in thrift stores since I don't have much money coming in at one time. All the furniture in my bedroom, excluding the matress, has been bought second-hand and chosen by me. My parents don't mind buying brand new things, but why should they waste their money when perfectly fine furniture is out there for cheap? I am need of a bedroom redecoration and I am hoping to win "The Find" so I can have a lovely guide to help me out a long the way! Along with that, I would like to prove to my family that neat stuff can come from thrift stores! Thank you for this opportunity Miss Amy!

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  39. Sidebar and blogged it: http://thriftergirl.blogspot.com/2009/12/my-first-giveaway-entry.html

    Thank you!

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  40. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/krysteinah

    Thanks again!

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  41. Reasons why I would love to win this book:

    1. I LOVE design on a budget...so much that I created my own blog about it.

    2. I am getting married this year and my fiance and I are paying for most of it....which leaves my home decor budget at zilch. That means no buying decor magazines or more books. I've been re-reading the ones I already own...in fact right now I am curled up on couch looking at "Style on a Budget" and "Flea Market Style"....I would love to own "The Find"!!! So all this to say it would be put to good use!

    3. I'm a huge fan of Housing Works! It is such a creative solution to helping solve/bring attention to a very important issue.

    Thanks for having this giveaway!

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  42. i love finding thrifty treasures!!!
    cassie
    cassiejhoo@hotmail.com

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  43. Oh this looks like a wonderful book, and little miss thrifty here could sure use some more ideas!!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    blessings and Merry Christmas

    barbara jean

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  44. Would LOVE to win this book-we are having our daughters wedding at our home this year, and desperately need thrifty ideas for the house, etc. Blessings to you and yours this Christmas. Thank you!

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  45. Wonderful! Have ya SEEN my house? enough said.

    Cheryl

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  46. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway! I know there is a lot of inspiration in the book. A great way to start the new year! ~~Rhonda

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  47. This book would be great inspiration! Hubby and I are planning on purchasing a house after the new year and this would be great for decorating ideas!

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  48. I need this book to kick off 2010 in thrift-minded style

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  49. I need that book because while I have been shopping at thrift stores for years, I still need to define my style so I don't come home with stuff I'll never use.

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  50. I'm an avid thrifter, but if I can be guided in more and unique ways with glorious ideas from the author, I would love to have this book. Thanks for offering the give-away. Merry Christmas, too. ~ Sue

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  51. And I will be posting the button on my sidebar.
    :-) Sue

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  52. This is such a great giveaway! My whole house is thrifted so I would love to see this for some other ideas of what I might still need!! Changing things up with new inspiration is always awesome!!

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  53. and Facebook. Merry Christmas!!!

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  54. Ooooo, I need this book to help me be discerning with my thrift store buys and how to pull it all together into a fabulous look!

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  55. Would love to win this great book. Thanks for the opportunity to win something that can help me improve my style and save doing it.

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  56. I love thrifting and finding ways to use and adorn my home with the latest finds. This book sounds just right for me and my quests. Imagine a new found inspiration for the New Year. I love your blog and your marvelous ways you introduce us to new ways of seeing and hearing the Whisper. Thanks...

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  57. I have really been wanting this book! Hope I win. Thanks for a great blog.
    cneaglefan at hotmail. com

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  58. i would love to have this book!! i love finding treasures and decorating with all my precious finds!!!
    cassie
    cassiejhoo@hotmail.com

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  59. Hi! Great giveaway! I would love to win! We already had our Christmas gathering with one side of the family, and I asked for this book, but I didn't get it. :-( So, I would LOVE to win!!

    Happy Holidays!

    Polly

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  60. Hope you have a wonderful giveaway!
    Good choice, Stan was gracious enough to participate in my giveaway this past Fall, when he autographed a copy of The Find for my lucky winner.

    Wishing you a most blessed and Merry Christmas!
    Anne

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  61. Hi Amy--
    What a fun giveaway idea! I'd love to be inspired by The Find! Count me in!
    Kim

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  62. Oh - and I side-barred you on my blog:
    http://www.whitepinelane.com/

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  63. Any book on decorating I need! Actually, what I really need is an intervention...lol! This book sounds like an awesome read :)
    Please include me for a chance to win.
    Smiles, DianeM

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  64. Read about your giveaway thru The Elegant Thrifter's blog, he said to come over and take a look around at your wonderful site!
    I'm entering for a chance to win this great, idea filled book and kick off the New Year with a fresh start and renewed creative spirit after an incredibly difficult and draining 2009. Onward and Upward!!!

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  65. My house is full of old (not antique) furniture that is falling apart and the cut my son and daughter in laws hours at work and I am disabled..fixed income. So no extra money to decorate.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  66. I need it because I move into my farmhouse January 2nd! Yay for repurposed cheap stuff.

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  67. Ooh, I really really need this book for more inspiration! Love to thrift and curb shop and have tons of stuff waiting for makeovers.
    Rose

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  68. Vintage is green, and it reinforces our position as stewards, not consumers.

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  69. I was going to get this as a Christmas gift to myself, but it's sold out everywhere here in the Philippines. I'm thrilled to find this giveaway... hope I win to get some lovely inspiration to start decorating wisely in the new year! :)

    wiyomu@gmail.com

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  70. Im broke bottom line...lol I would love some inpiration! I need this book..just being honest lol!! Thanks for the chance have a great new years!!!

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  71. I would love a copy for the thrifted gift ideas! Thanks!

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  72. CAN WE TALK AMY....COME A LITTLE CLOSER SO YOU CAN SEE MY BARREN-COLORED LIPS: (((SCREAM)))I NEED THIS BOOK! PLEASE!!! I AM POOR!!!!! I AM NEEDY!!!! I AM GRIEVED BECAUSE MY DAUGHTER, AMY DAWN, WHO WAS THE LIGHT OF MY LIFE, GRADUATED TO HEAVEN OCT 23, 2009. SHE WAS 33 YEARS OLD AND WE THRIFTED TOGETHER...WE DECORATED TOGETHER...WE EVEN HAVE MANNEQUIN FORMS IN OUR HOME....TRULY, I NEED THIS BOOK TO HELP ME GET GOING AGAIN...A NEW 2010. MY PRECIOUS AMY DAWN TOOK HER LAST BREATH IN MY LIVING ROOM WITH US AT HER SIDE AND HOSPICE WATCHING. I AM SO GLAD SHE WAS HERE VERSES THE HOSPITAL BUT NOW I NEED A CHANGE....I WILL TAKE A BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER SHOT.
    YOU SAID, "AW, HECK, YELL IT TO THE WORLD!!!!"
    I'M YELLING LOUDER THAN ANYONE.....I WANT TO WIN THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM A FOLLOWER
    ANGEL HUGS
    DEBBIE

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  73. HELLO AMY,
    I AM SLIDING BACK AS FAST AS THIS FAT GAL CAN SLIDE....
    HONEY, I HAVE YOUR GIVE AWAY POSTED ON MY RIGHT SIDE BAR WHERE IT CAN RECEIVE CENTER ATTENTION.
    ALL KIDDING ASIDE, I REALLY DO NEED A LIVING ROOM DINING ROOM MAKE OVER...I HAVE A LOT 95 % THRIFTED THINGS AND I HAVE TO MOVE IN 95% OF MY AMY DAWN'S THRIFTED THINGS. THIS BOOK WOULD TRULY HELP ME....THAT AND HGTV..LOL
    ANGEL HUGS
    DEBBIE

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  74. OH PSS............I FORGOT TO TELL YOU....THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOO VERY MUCH FOR OFFERING THIS BEAUTIFUL, AWESOME GIVE AWAY. YOU ARE A DOLL FOR SURE....AN ANGEL. SO MANY PEOPLE WANT TO WIN. I HOPE.....HOPE I WIN.
    ANGEL HUGS
    DEBBIE

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  75. Vintage is our connection to the past and our reference to the future. It is a reminder of who we are and who we can become by touching the lives of others who've gone before us. What a wonderful reference book to use as a roadmap on this journey.

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  76. I'd love to have this book to help make "all the things I love" look like they go together!

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  77. I am new to blogger land and I need all the help I can get haha thanks

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  78. I would love to win this book. We are trying to 'take our house' back from the high design look of transformers and hotwheels!
    ~Amy

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  79. I saw this on Debbie's Blog (http://debbie-jeremiah3017.blogspot.com/) and I sure hope she wins it!! So if you draw my entry - please give it to her!! Thank you Amy for doing the give away!

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  80. I am a decorating books junkie and would love to win!

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  81. OH I think I will love this book and call it my own. I love love love Warrenton and used to go both seasons with my mom...until my MS took over. Love your blog!!

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  82. fellow junker here! love it, live it, want it...the book that is. ooolala how i love a new junkin' book. thanks for a great giveaway! pick me pleeeeeaase! ;)
    kathi at tray bella

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  83. Hi Amy, I wanted to tell you why I would like to win this book but after reading what Debbie wrote (in all caps), I want my comment to go for her too. :)
    Michelle

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  84. I need some help and inspiration with my roadkill rescues!

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  85. I just tweeted about the giveaway, look for @MurphyGraceHome

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  86. I really do need some inspiration. The book would be great way to start the new year!

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  87. I posted your giveaway on my Facebook, too. Sorry to be so last minute with this. Hope you are staying warm and cozy!! Happy New Year to you and RJNJ, too!

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  88. I would love to have this book as I am in the middle of heavy research mode for decor inspiration. It looks like 2010 is going to bring a new home for us and I'd love to have this book to help with my design choices for the new home! Happy New Year.

    Jennifer
    http://www.jennstorey.blogspot.com

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  89. I would LOVE to win this book, I feel like I'm just in the biginning phases of full-on decorating, lol!!!

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  90. Always looking for inspiration for my old, not charming, farm house with no budget.

    www.walkinglazym.blogspot.com

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  91. I am excited to see who will win!

    Happy New Year everyone!

    Come by my blog I am hosting a vintage heart swap!

    XO
    Dolly

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