Monday, December 17, 2018

December Giveaway: Teacup Socks from the Lovely People of Talbots!

Last month's giveaway of the teacup trouser socks from Talbots proved so popular that I am happy to announce I'm giving away another pair of the socks (my last!) for this month's giveaway. And the story of how this came to be is rather fun. Back in October, I bought two pair of the socks, one for me and one for the November giveaway, and the winner was tea blogger Marilyn. End of story, or so I thought. A few weeks ago, I got a fairly desperate-sounding email from a young man who looked up tea-themed socks online, saw these on my blog, and wanted to surprise his fiancee with a pair for Christmas—a pair she would wear in their wedding. He tried to order them from Talbots online, but the socks were sold out. He wrote me asking if I might possibly know how to get another pair. Alas, I did not (and mine had already been worn and laundered or I would have gladly donated those). So I wrote to the Talbots media office, explained the situation, and told the prospective bridegroom that I hoped they might be able to help him. Before a day had passed, the lovely folks at Talbots had located a pair of the sold-out socks and wanted to send them to the groom, free of charge.

I wrote to the groom and told him I'd found the socks, and I also mentioned that it would sure be fun to thank Talbots by sharing online a picture from the wedding day with the bride in her Talbots teacup socks. Surprisingly, I didn't hear right back from the fellow, but it turns out, he was diligently searching Talbots stores on his own, found one pair of the socks, and even sent me a photo of the giftwrapped socks and thanked me for offering to help locate them. So, a happy ending! But then when I wrote the lovely people of Talbots to explain that the socks were no longer needed, I was told that they wanted to send them to *me* anyway! Now isn't that just an above-and-beyond-the-call-of-duty level of customer service? And since I already have a pair of the  charming (and apparently coveted) socks, I am giving away this final pair as a Christmas treat to one lucky winner, all thanks to the generosity of Talbots—and the diligence of a young man who really, really wants to make his bride happy.

So if you'd like to win these treasured socks, simply leave an "Enter me" to this post between now and 7 a.m. EST on Friday, December 21, making sure to include an email address so I can contact you if you're the winner, and you'll be entered to win. US only, please. Good luck!

35 comments:

  1. What an incredibly fun story!!! Please enter me for your december drawing. Warmest wishes, Lynn

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  2. Nothing I love more than simple pleasures like tea and socks. Please enter me!

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  3. What a sweet story and great company! Thank you Sips and Smiles, Teresa

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  4. What a thoughtful groom! And great customer service on Talbots' part. Don't enter me in this one, I have a pair already, but I surely enjoyed the story.

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  5. Heartwarming story which I loved. Please enter me. The socks are special.

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  6. Wonderful story. Please enter me. These socks are unique and precious.

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  7. What a lovely story! How nice of a big business to want to help in a surprise! I searched for the socks too, and was not as lucky as the groom. Please enter me for my second chance! Thank you and Merry Christmas!

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  8. Neat story! Hope I win! Brendaandjim609@gmail.com

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  9. I love that story! Please enter me!
    Susan Kellam

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  10. Delightful story! I wish them both well AND I wish to win that last pair of socks! Thank you so much cconway@bcsoh.org! Merry Christmas Angela!

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  11. Enter me, please. What a wonderful story. Dmskrug3 at hotmail dot com

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  12. What a wonderful story his bride will be able to tell for years. :) Enter me please! crazy(dot)boutquilts(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. ENTER ME ♡
    I ENJOYED THIS SWEET STORY!!
    (((HUGS)))

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  14. Cute Story!
    Enter me.
    Karenleeshannon@gmail.com

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  15. Those are so cute! It always amazes me, the things you find.Please "Enter me". (Audrey Stewart / jozywails@gmail.comn)

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  16. Enter me, please. That is such a cute story about the bridegroom wanting these socks for his bride to wear at the wedding! My email is evonegin@hotmail.com

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  17. What a story! I want to see a picture of the bride with those socks on!! Please enter me!
    vhalauralee@hotmail.com

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  18. I really enjoyed your story! Please enter me for this very thoughtful giveaway!!
    kasharrott@gmail.com

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  19. Enter me please. The bridegroom is my kind of man. I love original designs on socks.

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  20. What a thoughtful groom to be. I've been looking for teacup socks, but to no avail. Please enter me. And thanks for the chance.
    Sand1948@gmail.com

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  21. Please enter me. Tea is my thing!!

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  22. Enter me. I love socks! These are so cute. AtTheMapleTable@yahoo.com

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  23. I’m glad the story had a happy ending. Please enter me.

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  24. These are so cute! Please enter me!
    erinseipke@yahoo.com

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  25. Enter me, please. Neat story and socks!

    daylily39@gmail.com

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  26. Definitely include me in the drawing, please. Looks like Talbots might need to bring these socks back into their inventory given the number of folks interested in them here. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  27. Enter me, please. These socks are so cute!

    edarville320 @ gmail . com

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  28. Please enter me.
    Tguberski@gmail.com

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  29. Please enter me for the tea cup socks! They are so cute and cozy looking to wear when having a cuppa tea!!
    Sherry R. in PA dstj1792@comcast.net

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  30. Since I won the pair last month don't include me, but I must say I am loving the socks. They are very comfy!

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  31. Cynthia ChristensenDecember 19, 2018 at 2:47 PM

    Please enter me! Merry Christmas....love your blog!

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  32. Enter me waytoomanycats (at) gmail (dot) com

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  33. you always have such fun giveaways!
    loraliewmartin at gmail dot com

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  34. Please enter me!
    Brendaandjim609@gmail.com

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