I am so excited to share that my new book, Feels Like Home, launches in just four days! And this is the final giveaway to celebrate the book launch. This giveaway is appropriately named “The Feels Like Home Giveaway.” In this package of goodies are all things you can use to make your house feel a little more like home. They are all things that are comfortable, beautiful, and work together to create a homey ambiance. You’ll see what I mean as you look through this amazing collection of items…
Of course, for the Feels Like Home giveaway, I have to include a signed copy of Feels Like Home…
I’m also tucking in a couple of things I crocheted – a dishcloth and a little scrubby…
I haven’t made patterns for these specific pieces, but you can find other crochet patterns HERE.
A beautiful handmade quilt made from fabric I designed by Marilla Melcher of Hearthside Comforts…
Marilla used an antique quilt in my home as inspiration for the pattern and decided to name it the “Shoofly Star” quilt. Isn’t that so cool? I love antique quilts, so I like that she used this beautiful, simple pattern as a jumping-off point for this giveaway quilt. It definitely has an antique look to it!
This would make a wonderful lap quilt, but I also think it would be an amazing heirloom-quality gift for an expecting mom, baby’s first birthday, or for a toddler or child, or wedding gift. It’s a nice size to be a little play quilt or picnic quilt as well. Marilla is accepting custom orders if you’re interested in having her make a similar quilt for you. You can get the details HERE.
And I love it when artisans make custom tags for their quilts. They truly are heirloom pieces that will outlast us, so it’s nice to have information on when the quilt was made, where, and by who. Whoever wins this giveaway is getting a very special piece.
My sweet friend and enormous inspiration, Mary from Trout Lily Hill, sent me this turn-of-the-century Gilroy & Bach turkey platter. It is a huge, heavy piece with an absolutely stunning transfer color and design. This would be a great piece to use as seasonal decor on the wall or to serve a turkey during holidays. It’d even be a great platter for a charcuterie spread. It’s one of those pieces that has a million uses and, since it’s blue & white, it’s decidedly Miss Mustard Seed.
A set of luxury sheets (in queen or king depending on your request) from Paris Perfect…
I stayed in a Paris Perfect apartment during both of my trips to Paris in 2018 and 2019 and one thing I appreciated after being awake for over 24 hours was having a comfortable bed (with a view of the Eiffel Tower) to climb into! They understand that travel is about experiencing new things, but when it comes to going to sleep, you want the bed to feel like home. Or better than home if you don’t have nice sheets!
After getting so many compliments on their sheets, they decided to start offering them for sale.
So, if you can’t go to a Paris Perfect apartment, you can bring a little piece of one to your home. The winner can select the size they need for their bed.
A part of creating an inviting home is sound. For that reason, a Kove Commuter 2 Bluetooth Speaker is also included to fill your house with your favorite tunes…
This Bluetooth speaker is unique in that it can come apart for a true stereo sound experience from this small, but powerful speaker.
A collection of candles and matchboxes from Oldfield Society…
My very favorite candles are by Amy from Oldfield Society! She handmakes candles with amazing scents in quality containers (glass jars and wood trenchers.) She also carries the most adorable matchboxes that look like old houses! The winner will receive several full-sized candles, a whole village of matchboxes, and a sampling of smaller candles.
A few little “bits & pieces” from Julia of Ponder & Purchase…
She sent me a few extra antique English bits to include in this giveaway – a Sterling spoon, an antique blue & white plate, and a little blue glass bottle.
And that’s not all! We have gift cards, too, so you can select some things that will be perfect for fluffing up your nest…
A $50 gift card from Jenny Steffens Hobick/JSH Home Essentials…
Jenny curates an amazing collection of decor for the home and also designs and makes gorgeous textiles. I have several of her pillowcases and they are some of my favorites.
Another one of my favorite small online shops is Maple House Collective and they are also offering a $50 gift card!
Maple House Collective has beautiful home goods, antiques, and gifts. I think their selection of items is particularly well-suited to purchase as gifts for hostesses, as a cheering-up for someone who needs some pampering, and all of the usual gift-giving occasions, etc.
I’ll be doing a full spotlight of their shop, soon. Until then, you can follow them HERE on Instagram for their latest sales and products. (I know they have some great sales coming up through October.)
And a $100 gift card to Finding Home Farms! I’ve known Laura from Finding Home Farms from the early days of blogging (we’ve met a couple of times) and it’s been amazing to watch her journey of launching and growing a brand of her family’s own homemade certified organic maple syrup. She is such a powerhouse as a creative and entrepreneur and her family is the kind of family you want to support.
In addition to their flagship maple syrup, Finding Home Farms has expanded into other products including mixes, jams, mustards, home decor, ceramics, and more. You’ll have a fun time spending $100 in their online shop!
Such an amazing package of gifts to make your house feel even more like home, right?
To enter this giveaway, leave a comment on this blog post letting me know your fondest memory of home. I hope some of these items and shops might be in line with some of those happy memories.
Because the boxes are big and heavy, this giveaway is only open to readers in the US. (Sorry, international readers!) The giveaway will close Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at midnight PST.
Here are the Instagram accounts for all of the people and businesses who are a part of this giveaway and celebrating Feels Like Home. Give them a follow!
The Maple House Collective – @themaplehouseco
Finding Home Farms – @findinghomefarms
Jenny Steffens Hobick – @jennysteffenshobick
Oldfield Society – @oldfieldsociety
Hearthside Comforts – @hearthsidecomforts
Paris Perfect – @parisperfectrentals
Ponder & Purchase – @ponderandpurchase
Trout Lily Hill – @troutlilyhill
Kove Audio – @koveaudio
You can preorder Feels Like Home from these retailers…
And claim your preorder bonuses HERE and find instructions on claiming your preorder bonuses HERE if you need some help. The preorder bonuses are an original art download, a bonus chapter (The Feels Like Home Renter’s Guide), and five videos including workshops on matching fabrics and enhanced tutorials from the book.