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Saturday, September 18, 2010

This is only post 99 - But, heck, let's do a giveaway anyway!

I was hoping to squeeze in a post yesterday - but I worked on a project for about 9 hours straight instead - so let's just say this is post 100, and time for a giveaway.

It's pretty nice timing, because CSN Stores just contacted me to see if I would be interested in hosting a little giveaway for them. How convenient!

I admit, I had not heard of CSN Stores before they contacted me. It's a network of over 200 stores, all with their own specific name. Like the coffee tables store is ""Pretty cute!

I especially liked a few things from the modern home decor store, ""

I absolutely love this fabric headboard

Wouldn't this couch look great with my yellow & grey pillows?

This red modern container would go perfectly on my bathroom sink. 

To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment here and tell me the most interesting piece of "home decor" you currently have in your home - vintage, modern, or otherwise. For one additional entry, become a follower of my little blog and then please comment or email to tell me you have done so. 

If you are chosen at random, you will win a $35 credit to be used at any of CSN Stores 200 online stores. 

*Giveaway is now closed! Thanks to all who entered!

Unfortunately, this giveaway is only open to residents of the US and Cananda, (there might be extra shipping charges to Canada, fyi). But I'll do another giveaway next week that will be open to anyone!

Tomorrow is my birthday, so I'll take a little blog break and meet you back here on Tuesday, the 21st to announce the winner! Happy giveaway, y'all!


  1. Hi Katie! This giveaway thing is cool- I'm in :)

    the most interesting piece of "home decor" I have is my Mudcloth Blanket I bought from Nakunte Diarra, renowned Bogolanfini artist, in her compound in Kolokante, Mali. It's about the size of a full bed, and I hang it as a wall piece when not cuddling under it. The design is the repetition of a traditional symbol that means "respecting the women who make mudcloth." :)

  2. I also just became a "follower" of your blog :) I've been here before, but now it's official!

  3. Hi Katie! I'm happily now a follower of your blog. I'd say the most interesting piece of home decor I have is a really old, blue-gray, wooden ladder from sometime circa 1900. It was passed down (for a few generations) to my boyfriend's friend, and then the friend moved across the country and it was passed down to us. We haven't figured out what to do with it yet-- it's pretty huge. Right now it's just leaning against a wall next to a potted plant, but we're thinking of hanging it horizontally and putting pictures or other fun things between each step.

  4. Hi Katie! I went to high school with Melissa and saw her post about your blog on facebook. We just bought a house and the kitchen features a really sweet 1960s red countertop. Just trying to figure out how to really play it up! Love the blog and became a follower!

  5. I live in a landmark building by architect Mies van der Rohe, and the piece of home decor that always promotes the most interesting comments is our toilet which is original to the apartment and a wonder of 1950's futuristic minimalism. The bowl is the same as a regular toilet, but it is a tankless, gymnasium style toilet, so there is no tank. Instead there is a 50's mod take on art deco that has a little protrusion in the center that you push in to flush. It often takes a moment or two to figure that out.

  6. Less decor, and more furniture, but a few months back, I found a home-made restraint chair in someone's curbside garbage. Movie prop? Dominatrix going through a career change?

  7. happy brithday! i love a robot costume that we made for halloween as a decor. i like how it looks in the corner
    songyueyu at gmail

  8. I don't know if it counts as "decor", but I have a 10 foot vinyl promotional poster from the release of "The Dark Knight", and it is strategically placed in my living room so Batman seems to be erupting on his bike from the back of my couch.

  9. Yay! Giveaways and birthdays! My fave home piece currently is our reclaimed lumber kitchen table and benches. Hand made by an ex NY cop and his son we found it at our fave flea market here in LA. It's one of a kind and just perfect and I feel very happy that it's recycled/reclaimed wood! :)

  10. Hi Katie,

    Loves your blog. The most interesting piece of home decor i have is Chinese Dragon sculpture made of ribbon that I bought in a market in Chengdu when I was living in China.

  11. Hi Katie,

    I am my apartment is currently sparse, but my most interesting pieces of home decor would probably be my 3 framed and original prints of concert posters of my favorite artist (one is signed!). Hopefully I'll win and have something new and interesting to add!

  12. Also, I bookmarked your blog so I am officially a follower of your blog although I was already a fan and frequent reader :)

  13. The most interesting piece of home decor we have is a on old antique landscape in a beautiful frame that is HUGE. It is over our bed. Oh...and I painted robots on it.

  14. I love your blog Katie! I've got some crafty friends following too. The most interesting thing I have in my house are two basketball sized ceramic artichoke sculptures my aunt re-gifted to me. Not a fan of the food, but they sure are interesting to look at!

  15. Hmmm...the most interesting piece of home decor I currently have would have to be my stuffed moose head. Don't worry, it's not real. It's like a stuffed animal, only it's just the head of a moose, and it hangs on the wall over my bed. Kinda hilarious, really.

  16. I'm a follower.
    Happy Birthday!
    elliebeetle at gmail dot com

  17. YO BABY YO BABY YO. I'm clearly a follower. My favorite piece of home decor is.. probably our map of the 13 original colonies from the 50s. It's huge and on our living room wall. Loves it.


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