So here we are with the third weekly giveaway of our 4 weeks of giveaways here at Brighton Park to celebrate my 3 years of blogging. This week's giveaway is so dear to my heart. As you know I am a Jane Austen fan who married my own Englishman, my Mr. Darcy, in a little church in Scotland back in 1999. I love England and we visit there frequently. Our last visit was this past April, when we took our eldest daughter to experience the Royal wedding activities. Here she is with just two of the fascinating people we met on wedding day at Buckingham Palace. Aren't their outfits great?
The trip also coincided with my own Mr. Darcy's 40th birthday. We celebrated by dressing up and taking him to dinner the night of his "big day". Here I am with Audrey, sporting our best hat and fascinator...
Of course one of the highlights of the trip for me was getting to visit Jane Austen's house in Chawton. I started my own Jane Austen Book Club right after coming home from this trip. (To learn how to start your own Jane Austen Book Club, click here).
Pride and Prejudice was written at this table (did you just get goosebumps? I did!)
If you like the music that plays on my blog, it is from the Pride and Prejudice soundtrack. And it is prize #1 of this giveaway:
and while you are listening to this gorgeous CD, having a cup of tea, it is the perfect time to write out some notes, by hand, in true Jane Austen style, while using gift #2, these Jane Austen note cards.
and if you love looking at the pictures I post here time to time of England, then you will be crazy over the moon for prize #3:
a year gift subscription to my very favorite magazine, English Home.
The magazines in the picture of the prize pack (below) are the ones I have received this past year with my own subscription; you will receive your own new ones as the gift subscription of English Home will come directly to your door (per the magazine, please allow 6-8 weeks for your subscription to start). This is my favorite magazine and you will love the articles and the photos, I promise!
Our new sponsor here at Brighton Park, The steady Hand Crochet house has some beautiful things in her shop that make me think of England's chilly weather and the beautiful crochet work of her bracelets makes me think of that old world regency charm. She has donated this gorgeous handmade Victorian cuff bracelet to this giveaway:
Aprile, the amazing lady behind "The Steady Hand" is offering all Brighton Park readers free shipping off anything purchased in her Etsy store. Simply type in the code FREESHIP upon checkout (must live in the USA to receive free shipping discount). So here are all the goodies together:
This giveaway will take place this week from now until 11:59 on Saturday the 21st, both on the blog and the Brighton Park Facebook page with entries from both locations being combined and the winner picked via random.org (and announced) on Sunday the 22nd.
- Leave a comment telling me who is your favorite author. (1)
- follow the Brighton Park Blog (1).
- like the Brighton Park facebook page. (1)
- Visit the Steady Hand Etsy shop and come back here and tell me one thing that you liked! (3 entries!)
- Leave a comment telling me you are now following The Steady Hand Blog via RSS, email or Networked blogs. (2)
- Like the steady hand on facebook and leave a comment telling me you did (1)
- SHARE any giveaway post you see on the Brighton Park facebook page this week or on your own page. (worth 3 entries each!) If you use the share link under the status post on facebook, I will know to give you 3 entries.
I am so thankful for everyone who has been commenting, liking comments, & emailing. We are growing such a lovely community here . and Next week, our last giveaway of our blogoversary month will start.... my extra special HOMESCHOOLERS themed giveaway!
I can't wait to find out whose home will be blessed with this lovely English/Jane Austen themed collection! I wouldn't be surprised if a box of one of my favorite teas also ended up in the prize package :-)
**Giveaway ends 1/21/12 11:59 pm, winner will be chosen using random.org, with a winner being announced on Sunday Jan 22nd! Winner MUST live in the 50 United States. Winner will receive giveaway prize within 2 weeks of giveaway ending. This giveaway is not affiliated with facebook and facebook is not liable for prizes. Brighton Park, katies Language Cafe or any persons associated with this blog, shall not be held liable for any damages incurred through the use of these prizes. Thank you.