Saturday, January 7, 2012

Teatime Giveaway #1 - Royal Albert Cup & Saucer

Here's the thing: I absolutely love having giveaways. I've even made it a goal in life to be a more giving person, and I can't think of a better way to practice that than by having giveaways every Saturday for a whole year! I've been thinking about this for quite a while, so I've already started stocking up on things to give away: teas, tea-themed stationery, tea towels, cosmetics with tea, some teawares, some old things, some new things ... you just never know what you might find being given away here each week, so I hope you'll visit each Saturday!

To kick things off, I'm giving away this vintage Royal Albert teacup and saucer in the Needle Point pattern. Perhaps some stitching tea drinker needs this teacup? Or perhaps you need a black teacup? Or one with roses? (And hey, if it's not your cup of you-know-what, you'll be one re-gift ahead for next Christmas!)

To enter, just leave an "Enter me" to this post anytime between now and Friday, Jan. 13, at noon EST. That's how we'll play each week, running the giveaway from Saturday to Friday each week. I'll post the name of each week's winner the following Saturday when the new giveaway is announced. Good luck, and I hope this year's Saturday series will *give* you as much pleasure as it does me!

73 comments:

  1. Oh Angela, you are so generous. What a fun idea for 2012! Enter me. That cup and saucer are beautiful.

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  2. Wow! Very generous, indeed! I never would have guessed a year of give-aways as your next series! I was thinking, perhaps, scones!! It will be a fun year! BTW, I've never seen a teacup in this sytle. Let the fun begin!

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  3. Fun giveaway. Please enter me...I used to do counted cross stitch but had to stop once my hands got too bad. I love the black and rose; this cup is just lovely.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  4. What a lovely pattern! I'm not a needlepoint-er myself, but I can think of a few friends who would love this teacup. Enter me please.

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  5. What a pretty Royal Albert teacup. I love the colors and the needlework pattern. Please enter me in your Teatime Giveaway #1.

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  6. Angela, it looks like a "Happy New Year" to all of us! I've just been sorting through all my mother-in-law's needlepoint projects, and here's a cup and saucer that matches! She would have loved this. Please enter me. Thank you for being so generous!

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  7. Definitely enter me. but I would not miss your column any day/week

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  8. wow, what a stunning cup - I have never seen such a pattern! You are an extremely giving person it seems to me. You share all your great tea knowledge, recipes and finds all the time and that is a HUGE gift! :)

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  9. You are very generous to be planning a gift-away for a year! Please consider my entry. Thanks so much!♥♫

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  10. Wow! What fun! I love your blog and read faithfully every day! What a generous series! May you be blessed with a new tea item for every one you give away. (Perhaps two!) Please enter me! Thanks!

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  11. Needless to say -ENTER ME. What a sweet ,lovely plan to have Sat. giveaways.

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  12. What a darling cup and saucer ... I had to look closely to make sure it wasn't really cross-stitched! Please enter me! :)

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  13. What a beautiful cup! Please enter me. You are so generous. Thank you Angela.

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  14. Nancy/Rosemary's comment is exactly what I would have said. Also must add, I had decided to include more giveaways on my blog this year, but to have one every Saturday is very generous!

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  15. Angela this is so cool of you! Enter me please dear lady.

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  16. Please enter me. I just recently discovered your blog because of a link posted by Gail Carriger and I love it!

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  17. Wow! What a generous plan! Enter me, too!

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  18. Lovely cup & saucer. My Mother has been looking for this type. Please enter me!

    Thanks,
    Angela Renee

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  19. Enter Me!

    I am trying to be more giving this year too. I'm working on a gift closet/cabinet to store gifts in. It's giving me a fun excuse to shop clearance & thrift stores & my friends receive the benefits!

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  20. Wow - you are a generous person! Please enter me in your draw.

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  21. Hello Angela, what a fun idea to celebrate 2012! You never cease to amaze - I love visiting your blog site! Please enter me and here's wishing you all the best in the new year, Joanie

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  22. what an amazingly generous person you are! Please enter me! I have a small collection Royal Albert and Royal Doulton teacups (mostly ones with roses)but have not seen that pattern before

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  23. I am impressed with your
    generousi-TEA ! Enter me !
    Your cup runneth over with give-aways!

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  24. You have such a kind and generous heart! This year will be so much fun.
    Please enter me in your giveaway.
    You are a bright light every day!
    Love, Carol B.

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  25. Please enter me. Absolutely in love with this cup and saucer!

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  26. Very beautiful Teacup and saucer! Please enter me!!! Thank you very much!!

    Ann

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  27. Our stitching group always has a pot of tea on the warmer as well. This is absolutely gorgeous so please enter me. I have never seen this pattern before. I it gorgeous. Thank you.

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  28. I popped over immediately when I saw this lovely cup on my reader. Imagine my surprise to find that you are giving it away! It is so homey and warm, perfect for January when one of the best things to do is stay inside stitching with a cup of tea.

    Please enter me in your drawing. A needlepoint piece has been on my "want" list for years. Thank YOU!

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  29. Enter me, please! That is a beautiful teacup.

    I surfed into your blog from another site and I LOVE it!!! I bought FOUR boxes of tea at the grocery store today, so I obviously share your passion :)

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  30. Angela, I would love for you to "enter me" into your give-away this week. The teacup is beautiful --- and so is your heart! What a special thing to have a give-away a week! Thank you!

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  31. What an exciting year! You always find the neatest tea-themed items. Thanks for your generosity!

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  32. That's so pretty. Please enter me!

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  33. ENTER ME!
    how delightful this cup is with the stitched pattern. Saturday Giveaways will be very fun to follow.

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  34. What a generous and fun "for us" idea and such a lovely teacup. Please enter me. Thank you.
    Margie in CA

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  35. Please enter me. I love all things related to tea and would love to win this teacup! Thanks so much.

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  36. Thanks to Google alerts I found your blog and I am so happy! Please enter me to win! I am a cross stitcher and absolutely LOVE this tea cup/saucer!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  37. Gretat tea cup.Please enter me too.

    Thanks and regards.

    Martha

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  38. Hi Angela, what a beautiful and tea-rrific giveaway. I love your website and all the recipes you share. My our dear Heavenly Father bless your kind heart and life with joy and love.

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  39. Angela,
    May your generosity be returned one hundredfold.

    Thank you and please enter me to win this cup. I love cups with black accents. I think they make the other colors look so striking.

    A beautiful and thoughtful gift to one of your faithful readers.

    Mary Jane

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  40. Oh, Angela - Your giveaways will be so much fun and you will reach so many happy people. Congratulations to the winner and thank you for your generosity! (Enter me)

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  41. Oh my goodness what a series this will be. You will certainly get alot of visitors here. You can gift this tea cup to me for sure, I do love it.

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  42. This is a beautiful cup & saucer set. I've just recently started to collect tea items, and the chance to win this is quite exciting! Please enter me...thanks!

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  43. Hi Angela,
    Please enter me in your giveaway!
    I love Royal Albert anything!
    Kathy L from Colorado

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  44. oh enter me please! I love cross stitch and roses too. What a lovely giveaway. :) Wow, every Saturday for a year?? AWESOME.

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  45. Ooh - it definitely is a pretty set - thank you for the giveaway!

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  46. Enter Me! I love this set; the pattern is super fun!

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  47. Enter me! It is so cute and original!

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  48. What a beautiful cup ....
    Please enter me.

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  49. Please enter me! I love this set! I'm a needlepoiter so this would perfect match me!

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  50. Hello Angela
    Such a generous giveaway idea for this year and an exciting one.
    I've never seen this pattern before, please enter me.
    Judith

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  51. What a lovely idea to do a series of giveaways.
    I'd love to have a chance to win your beautiful Petit Point Royal Albert teacup and saucer! It brings back memories of all the pretty cups at the tea parties my mother had with the ladies at church.
    I received a copy of your Dainty Dining and have enjoyed looking through at all the wonderful old tearooms and yummy recipes. I especially loved your story about Frederick and Nelson and the Christmas flood.

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  52. Please enter me! That is a gorgeous cup and saucer, I love it. beecasagrand at gmail dot com.

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  53. Oh, I love your beautiful site, Angela! I'm so glad I came across it. I'll be back for a visit soon.
    Many Blessings,
    Anne

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  54. What a beautiful generous giveaway. Please count me in.

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  55. Wow, I save tea cups and have some of an earlier Royal Albert Tea Cups, but I have never seen this pattern. Enter me in the drawing.

    Gloria

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  56. What a beautiful tea cup! Never seen one like it! Please enter me in your giveaway! Thank you!
    ~Donna~

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  57. Please enter me. I love tea, teacups, tea cozies, etc. The cup and saucer are lovely.

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  58. Enter me...how can I pass! LOVE it!
    Ruth

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  59. How beautiful! Enter me please.

    Susan

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  60. Enter me - what a lovely cup!

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  61. Enter me. I used to needle point, although bargello was faster and I preferred it. Lovely in Royal Albert.

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  62. Enter me. Please and thank you.

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  63. What a fun thing to do! You are so generous.

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  64. Thank you for your willingness to share your tea-themed goodies! This pattern is new to me, and I'm intrigued. Please enter me...and thank you again.

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  65. Hi Angela, Love your tea cup and saucer so much. Please please please enter me. I would love to drink tea from it.

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  66. Enter me too please. I have always lived this pattern and would be so honored to add it to my royal Albert collection. You are indeed a sweetheart! Thank you.

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  67. Angela, what a thoughtful idea for the year! This Royal Albert pattern is so unique. Thanks for sharing - Janet P.

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  68. A year of giveaways! You are so generous, but I know you will be blessed for it. I like to do counted-cross-stitch, but I've never tried needlepoint. This cup and saucer is beautiful.

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  69. I love the black design. Reminds me of my mother's needlepoint pillows.
    Great idea for a give away. I just discovered your blog. Fun!

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  70. I love the black design. Reminds me of my mother's needlepoint pillows.
    Great idea for a give away. I just discovered your blog. Fun!

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  71. E-mail entry on behalf of Sarah V.

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  72. E-mail entry on behalf of Jacqueline

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