200th Post!!! (in Oprah's voice) & A Very Special Giveaway

Yes, people, this is my 200th post.  And since I'm so much like Oprah, I am soooo excited to giveaway one of MY FAVORITE THINGS! It has my name on it and is even better than the Season 25 T-shirt from the O Store that I'm sure everyone in the audience was most excited to get.  Here's a hint:



Some of y'all might remember this post about my very favorite hand-crafted Hadley Pottery.  Just to recap, it's been in my family for generations, my mom actually named me Jennifer Hadley, The Suze probably owns every piece, and I love it.  Well, the fine folks at Hadley Pottery are nicer than one can even imagine and are offering my readers, not one, but ELEVEN prizes! I know, right?

Here are the deets:

  • Prize: Hadley Pottery is giving away 10 coasters to 10 winners (that is 1 coaster per winner) in the winner's favorite pattern. 
My bestie sent me this coaster when I got engaged and now it's in my son's nursery.
I cherish it. These would also make cute ring and jewelry trays to keep next to your bed. 
  • Bonus Prize: One reader will win one of Hadley Pottery's new Thanksgiving Platters. The winner can chose one of the two designs and they will even personalize it for you! 



  • How to Enter: Visit the Hadley Pottery web site and check out all of their adorable patterns.  Then come back and leave a comment with your favorite pattern. You can have up to two extra entries by becoming a fan of Hadley Pottery Company on Facebook and/or tweeting about the giveaway (include @jhadley32 in your tweet please!).  Leave a separate comment for each extra entry.  
  • Open to readers US and Canada only 
  • Last Day to Enter: Friday, September 23, 2011 
  • Winner will be selected using Random.org and announced Monday, September 26. 

I'm so excited about this giveaway because Hadley Pottery is so special to me and marked the beginning of my love for blue and white.  It's so wonderful to be able to write everyday about the things I love.  The fact that people actually read it and share my passion is incredible.  So a big Thank You to Y'all!

Here's to 200 more!

39 comments :

  1. Congratulations, Jennifer on your 200th post! That's quite an accomplishment.
    The Hadley Pottery is simply beautiful. What a fitting giveaway, and a generous one, too!

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  2. Congratulations on 200 posts!! So proud of you! I love reading your posts. I also LOVE when you use the Oprah voice. It makes me smile!
    The Hadley Pottery is beautiful, and it definitely reminds me of you. My favorite pattern is the anchor.

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  3. congrats sissy!!! i can't believe you're already at 200 posts!!! so glad you stuck with your new hobby so you could share your AB FAB taste with everyone out there!!! LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!

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  4. Congrats on 200!! I need some more little Edward in my life. Maybe I can feed him again next time we see each other in REAL LIFE, but for now I love catching up on the fam via the blog!!!

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  5. Congrats on your 200th post, how exciting!!! My mom loves the Hadley Pottery too! My favorite pattern is the cow--reminds me of home :)!

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  6. Congratulations on numero 200!! I am loving the coasters. What an amazing idea for a gift, too!

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  7. So so exciting!!!! I love this blog. Whenever I'm feeling stressed or exhausted, I can come here and hear your voice telling me about these beautiful things, and it makes everything better. Even though we live so far away -- no longer just across the street or down the block -- it's as if we talk every day. Keep up the good work, and give Buddy my love.

    P.S. I like "Swoosh!"

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  8. congratulations on your 200th post!!! And I agree with Taylor, the cows are pretty dang cute!!!

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  9. I liked them on FB so I can see more of their blue and white goodness. I also really like the fleur de lis pattern!

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  10. Love this giveaway!! Fingers crossed....and congrats on 200 posts, wishing you many many more. Love coming here!!

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  11. What a fantastic giveaway! Congrats on your milestone post! My grandmother was a Hadley collector, too. I am finding myself following in her footsteps! Can't pick a favorite pattern...love 'em all! Ok, maybe the house. Or the farmer and his wife. Of course, the entire beach pattern is nice, too...

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  12. Congratulations on your 200th post! I'm lucky, I live in Louisville so I can visit Hadley's factory store anytime I feel the urge. My favorite pattern is Blue Horse - both my sisters collect it too! But I have pieces in many other Hadley patterns - never too much of a good thing.

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  13. Great giveaway, and my favorite is Fleur de lis!
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  14. Congratulations!!!! 200 is amazing and yes, here to 200 more! :-)

    I come from Tina's blog and I didn't expect to be welcomed with a giveaway. This is great!

    I really liked many of their designs, especially the "bluette".

    Wishing you a blessed week!

    xo

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  15. Congrats on your 200th post! I just read your behind the blogger on "The Enchanted House". She is building my dream house too! She has impecable taste. I love the M.A.Hadley pottery. Hadn't heard of them before. This is one big reason I love blogs! You always find new and beautiful things. I like the Fleur de lis pattern. It's kind of my signature emblem. I have earrings, candle holders, planters with them. Would love to win a coaster. Thanks for the give-away.

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  16. What a testimonial The Enchanted Home gave you! I'm sure you've found the blogging community to be the supportive home -away-from-home that I have. There are lots of young mothers with great ideas to share, too! Your header is great! I lived with that china holding my eggplant and Brussels sprouts, :(, for years as a young child and have the Spode Blue Room plates of my own today. Love it! All the best to you!
    Barbara

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  17. Great giveaway! Congrats on 200 posts!!!! Fantastic! XO, Pinky

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  18. These would make a great gift for my mother, who has a blue decor and loves blue. It's hard to pick between the Oval House Plaque and Let Us Give Thanks Platter, which are both personalized. She might like the lighthouse coasters, too. m a r t i h e r n d o n 2 a t g m a i l d o t c o m

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  19. here's to 200 more for sure! congrats!

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  20. Go Mizzou Tigers!
    Love your blog.

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  21. Congrats on #200!!! Your blog makes me realize that I need to be rich when I grow up so I can hire you to decorate my house. My favorite pattern is Pineapple!

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  22. I liked Hadley on facebook! I also like Fleur de lis.

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  23. Congratulations on your 200th post! May you have many more to come! The patterns are wonderful! Especially the Palm Tree and the Pineapple patterns. Aloha!

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  24. I liked them on FB. I don't tweet so I can't get that extra entry. Although I'm considering opening a twitter account just so I can tweet for this giveaway. :)

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  25. I enjoy your blog so much! My favorite is the pineapple coaster!

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  26. If I already have liked them on FB previously - I'm a big fan! - do I still get an extra entry? :) My favorite is the pineapple coaster, followed with a close second for the chicken.

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  27. Kathy B : I have already liked Hadley Pottery on Facebook.

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  28. I love Hadley pottery. Their pieces are well made and always bring a smile to everyone who see them. I think my grandaughter would be thrilled if Nana had the horse coaster (she is a horse lover). Thanks for sharing these wonderful pieces.

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  29. I'm liking Hadley Pottery on FB. Their pieces are truly collectible.

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  30. I've been collecting Hadley Pottery for over 30 years now and LOVE IT! My favorite is all the farm animals, the pig the best!

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  31. Forgot to say - I already love them on Facebook!

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  32. Ok at first I thought this said HARRY POTTER!!! Can you believe it? I think I should win based on that hilarity alone :) I like the 'to grandmother's house we go' one!! Julia would prolly like the cow or a little piggy! ~Melissa

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  33. Congrats Twin!! I love this blog so much and I love Hadley Pottery!! It reminds me of The Watson Home (my second family) where so many long-lasting memories were made! I love you!

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