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Friday, April 1, 2011

and the winner is....

Thank you all for your wonderful comments and sweet memories regarding maple syrup!
I also loved reading all your favorite things to put maple syrup in and on, like: 

Amish omelets
apple pie
tomato soup
salad dressing/ vinaigrette
coffee & tea
pancakes with peanut butter
pumpkin pie
french bread with cheddar cheese
bacon
pizza dough
salad dressing....

just to name a few of the great suggestions!



On to the giveaway!!
Dan carefully cut lengths of paper.....



then I wrote down each commenter's name...




and placed them in this vintage hotel silver bowl from the Fontenelle Hotel.




After 8 p.m. EDT Dan swirled the names around...





and pulled out a piece of paper with this name.....





Congratulations to Penny at Comforts of Home! 
I can't wait to hear what you think of New Hampshire maple syrup!

I wish you all could have won.....

This morning, per Dan's request, I made Linda's Crunchy Coconut French Toast and all we can both say is WOW!!!!!  If you haven't already, you really must try this!

33 comments:

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Wow! So much more sophisticated than using random.org :) Love the silver bowl, and your handwriting is beautiful. Congrats to Penny!

Blondie's Journal said...

Hooray for Penny! She is a sweet lady! And lucky!

XO,
Jane

for the love of a house said...

thanks Carolyn! I looked into random.org, but it confused me;)

joan

Kathy :) said...

Oh Penny is a doll, good for her !!!

I love that you put all the names in a bowl (very pretty I might add)...

Have a nice week-end....

Kathy

kathy said...

I love your method of random. So much better than computerized. The bowl is incredible.

Babs said...

Yay Penny! Congratulations. Enjoy that maple syrup.

Cindy said...

Congratulations Penny!

Southerncook said...

Oh, congratulations to Penny, what a delicious win. Love the way you picked a winner.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

A Vintage Green said...

Great pictorial on picking a winner.
- Joy

Susan said...

WHAT!? It's not me? Are you sure this is not an April fools joke? Oh well. Happy birthday to Mamaw. How old would she be?

Erin said...

You'll be giving away the bowl next, right? :) Congrats to Penny!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!! I am thrilled that I won. I am looking forward to making apple pies with this wonderful maple syrup.....
Hugs,
Penny

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

and p.s. can I just say I am so happy to have found your blog....you are living my dream....
xo
Penny

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Gosh darn, I was wishing it was me! Congrats to Penny-I'm going to check out her blog.

niartist said...

oK - How did I miss the giveaway portion of your last post!?!!?!? LOL!! Oh well, Congrats Penny!

my name is sécia. said...

Congrats, Penny. I'm jealous. :)

Pondside said...

She's going to love it! That was a sweet giveaway.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Congrats to Penny! She is lovely!

The enchanted home said...

That puts the whole random.org name picking to shame....so much prettier and more elegant!! Congrats to the winner!! Stop by..also doing a great giveaway, ends tomorrow!
www.theenchantedhome.blogspot.com

ChRiS said...

Congrats to Penny i am sure she will tell us all bout her winnings!!!

Heidiopia said...

First of all, love the process! Congrats to Penny... just a treat to drool over your silver bowl-- I think I'm in love.
Have a blessed weekend!
Heidi @ Show Some Decor

karen-holmes said...

congratulations, penny! can't wait to hear how you loved your maple syrup in your apple pie! the silver bowl and handwritten names are lovely, joan...so elegant! -xok.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Congrats to my friend, Penny!

The Polished Pebble said...

How did I miss this! Congrats to the winner...yum!

xo kelley

Designs By Pinky said...

Congrats to Penny! Are you SURE it didn't say PINKY, not PENNY:):):) Love that you picked the names out of that GORGEOUS bowl! Hope you are having a great weekend! XO, Pinky Stop on over to see what I did today if you have a minute!

designchic said...

What a beautiful silver bowl...congrats to Penny!!

Allison said...

Love your methods! And such a pretty bowl! Very fun!

annie said...

Your hotel silver bowl is simply gorgeous! Besides this use of picking a winner out of a bowl...how do you use it?

for the love of a house said...

hi annie!
we also use it to chill wine/champagne bottles!

quintessence said...

Congratulations to Penny! I also was going to comment on your beautiful hotel silver bowl - and I would use it for exactly the same purpose!!

LindsB said...

mmmm, I can attest that New Hampshire maple syrup is the BEST!! Congrats to the winner, I hope they enjoy it as much as us "New Englanders" do :)

Julie from MonkeyGrassHill.blogspot.com said...

Hi Joan,
thanks so much for stopping by Monkey Grass Hill, and for all your suggestions. I don't know how I've missed your beautiful blog. Really love your house! I'll be back to read more :)

Best,
Julie

2littlehooligans said...

just found your blog and i was so excited to see someone else from New Hampshire!

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