March 21, 2010

Where I Blog and A Great Give-Away !!!

Laptop computers have made it easy to log onto the internet from any room in our homes and even outdoors.  I have a lot of computer spots at my house:  our bedroom,  the courtyard ,  the desk in the great room,  the kitchen counter,  and the screened porch.  My favorite blog spot is at my kitchen counter, perched high on a bar stool.  I have a fan blowing on my face to control my “power surges”!  I always have a drink, usually coffee or a water.  My camera is handy so that I can upload photos.  The television is usually on HGTV.  Bella and Harley are curled up on the back of the sofa watching me.  The cordless phone is next to the computer.  (Alex is calling a lot.  We love talking about baby Mason’s arrival and her plans for the two of them.)
Speaking of bar stools, several of you have commented on mine when they have been photographed in other posts.  I bought them new when we built Blue Creek Home 6 years ago.  I fell in love with their French style immediately.  They were originally cherry, but  I didn’t like the way they disappeared against the cherry bead board on the bar cabinet.  The colors were an exact match – and I don’t like the match game!  I took a chance and did a distressed finish on them using a black gesso product.  I loved the way they turned out.  I think they look great with the Uba Tuba granite counter tops.
      

This is where you will find me when I am blogging!

Details of my blogging bar stool!

Give Away From CSN Stores!

Okay, on to the give-away.  CSN contacted me about hosting a give-away.  Of course I said yes! 
I have selected three great gifts for one lucky winner to choose from.

CHOOSE THIS:
IMAX 2 Piece Garden Basket Set in Green - 4089-2
#1.  I love this set of garden baskets!  The large one measures: 12" H x 13" W x 6" D. The smaller one measures: 10" H x 11" W x 5" D.   Made of tin with wrought iron construction,  they have a distressed green finish.
* These could be used to hold your garden tools.   I would use three - 1 qt. canning jars filled with fresh cut flowers in one of them!

 OR CHOOSE THIS:
IMAX Filigree Basket - 9749
#2.  This filigree basket is made of  iron.  I love the shape and the intricate scrollwork.  
It measures: 19.25" H x 17.5" W x 10.75" D.
* I would put moss balls and bird’s nests in it!

OR CHOOSE THIS:
IMAX 2 Piece Wire Basket Set in Red - 5697-2
# 3.  Set of two wire baskets.  The medium one measures: 12" H x 18" W x 12.75" D. 
The small one measures: 11.25" H x 9.75" W x 10" D.   They are made of red wire with
wrought iron construction.
* The small one make a great fruit basket and the larger one would be good for magazines.

Here are the rules for this give-away
1.  Since this post is about my favorite blogging bar stool, I thought it would be fun for you to visit CSN’s store @ allbarstools.com and leave a comment on this post telling me which one is your favorite.  They have hundreds of styles and great prices.     
2.  Followers of “Blue Creek Home” will  get a second entry – be sure to let me know.
3.  Blog about the give-away or add it on your side bar, with a link back to this post,  and get a third entry. 
4.  Grab my “Blue Creek Home” blog button for a fourth entry.
5.  Grab my “Blue Creek Home, The Shop” Etsy button for a fifth entry.

This giveaway is open to US and Canada and will end on March 31st at midnight. Feel free to leave your entries in separate comments or all together. Please include your e-mail address if you don’t have a link. I will add up all the entries and use random.org to select the winner.  The item will be sent directly from CSN to the winner.

FYI:  I have ordered from CSN Stores and have been very pleased with their merchandise and service.  I also won a CSN give-away from Cote de Texas.  You can read that post here.
Good luck!
Rhonda

92 comments:

  1. I actually love yours! My hubby is really liking the Hillsdale Douglas distressed wood ones for the "man room" he's dreaming about! We also spend most of our blogging time at the kitchen island or on the family room couch
    xoxo Pattie

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  2. By the way, we are followers! :)
    Pattie and Allie

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  3. Hi Rhonda...I love your bar stools too...I also like the winds and spindle ones they have too..
    Thanks for the chance at the sweet giveaway...
    Have a Blessed day...
    Sweet Blessings...
    Tonja

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  4. I am a follower of your blog...
    Sweet Blessings...
    Tonja

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  5. With 1794 options, there's no way to choose just one! I like the way they have them categorized though to help you narrow it down a bit. Great giveaway!

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  6. What a great giveaway! And I love your blogging spot - very sophisticated! Please count me in for the giveaway. I love the set of wire baskets!

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  7. The Hillsdale Richland bar stool is nice. I love yours! I like a back on a stool ~ I'm always afraid someone {especially little ones} would fall backwards.

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  8. woah....I am overwhelmed..I'll get back to ya on my favorite! Thanks for sharing the giveaway with us!

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  9. The Trica Outdoor Island Custom Back looks really comfy! I love the iron filigree basket - so girly, I would have many uses for it. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. I like you barstools the best - the French influence is what draws me.
    Sylvia

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  11. I love how you did your barstools. I have used csn several times. I have ordered light fixtures and bathroom fixtures from them. Very good and quick service.

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  12. Oh I would so choose the Carolina Cottage Counter height barstool. My dining set has rush seats and I love the style of the barstool. Your barstools are stunning. I love the wonderful detail on them. So pretty. YOur giveaway is wonderful. Love the filigree basket. It s just stunning. As you know I am a follower and I would love to be entered in your giveaway. Beautiful gifts. Hugs, Marty

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  13. Hi Rhonda, great giveaway, love the options! Your barstools are gorgeous, love what you did with the finish! I'm a follower, too. Have a great weekend!
    Debra

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  14. Hi Rhonda! CSN has great giveaway items, but I would have to choose the third option if I won. Those baskets are just perfect! I recommended allbarstools.com to my neighbours who are building a new home with a large island. If I were to choose new barstools I would pick International Concepts 30" Windsor Spindleback Swivel Barstool.

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  15. Rhonda I am so happy to see that you are having a CSN giveaway also. I love what you picked for yours. Mine is the Paul Dean pans..Hope you entered for them.
    Please enter me in this I love their products too and will put this on my side bar.Also I have been a follower of yours for a while now.
    Oh I love your bar stools...I would of been afraid to touch them but you did a great job.
    Take care
    Maggie

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  16. Rhonda it worked your giveaway is on my side bar.
    Hope your having a wonderful weekend
    Maggie

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  17. Boraam Cathedral 24" Counter Stool in Light Cherry is a pretty one though I don't have a place right now where I can use bar stools- one day....

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  18. I blogged about your fun giveaway too!
    http://megardengal.blogspot.com/2010/03/some-giveaways-in-bloggy-land.html

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  19. I have two really comfortable bar stool at my kitchen island..., but swivel ones would be really great too. Love the Hillsdale Kingstown 30" Swivel Bar Stool in White!!

    I am a follower!!

    Great giveaway. I would be very happy with any of these great prices..., and will keep my fingers crossed!!!!!

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  20. I think the Holsag Henry custom barstool is adorable so that's my pick but yours are gorgeous! I am already a follower and I have also had your blog button on my sidebar since I first started my blog:)

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  21. Your blogging place is wonderful, Rhonda! I am so excited for you and Alex about your grandbaby. There is just nothing better!! Can't wait to see that little one!!

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  22. Great give away and nice blogging area. I love the iron filigree basket and the International Concepts Windsor Spindleback Swivel Barstool goes best with the windsor chairs I already have.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Blessings,
    Elizabeth

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  23. I am also a follower of your blog.

    Blessings,
    Elizabeth

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  24. Love your barstool! I checked out the site, and *if* I had a proper island/bar to place a stool, I would pick either the Grace or the Lyon. I might change my mind a million times before I actually bought them, though- there are so many great styles to choose from!

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  25. I have your blog button, too!

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  26. I am going to post your Store button right now!

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  27. My favorite is KINGSTOWN! I luv the look of yours too:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  28. I'm a happy follower:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  29. Your blog button has been on my sidebar for months...home away from home!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  30. I have posted about your giveaway on my sidebar:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  31. "Sing Along With Mitch" .... oh, what wonderful memories!

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  32. Thanks for such a great giveaway! My favorite stools have to be the Provence. Love the French country look!

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  33. I've had your button in my sidebar for some time now.

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  34. Bonjour Rhonda,
    Love to see where you do all your beautiful posts. I love the beautiful bookcase in the background by the way.
    How wonderful that you are always available for to talk to Alex about baby Mason, all the best.
    I like the Hillsdale Pompei Swivel - I'm posting your blog button - I'm a follower. I would like to post the giveaway on my sidebar but cannot find the button? Whew!
    Happy Sunday to you my friend.
    Mimi

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  35. My fave is the Hillsdale Sunvalley Cream swivel barstool. Lovely, and would lighten up my kitchen!

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  36. Of course, I am already a follower.

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  37. Hi Rhonda,

    I like Boraam Palmetto 29" Bar Stool in Walnut - 47129 best. We have a summer kitchen that is a separate building from our main house. Thomas is turning it into a private pub. I found a beautiful mahogany bar circa 1880 (same as our home) from a pub in Manhattan that was being closed. I purchased it and for ours. These stools would look great in there.

    Thank you for including me in your generous giveaway.

    Deborah

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  38. That's such a hard decision, even when I'm not purchasing! I like the Amisco Brittany 26" Swivel Counter Stool with Memory Return - 41405-26SKU #: AMC1053 because it's got the memory return...what a pain to try to get all the stools even again after everyone sits there, especially if the stool is heavy!
    Please add me to the giveaway, and I'm already a follower!! Thanks!
    Doni

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  39. I love it and I want one! I do follow you, from the very beginning of my blogging life! LOL!

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  40. I will blog about you! The giveaway is great!

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  41. I like the MOntello hillsdale stool best~ Got a thing for ornate furniture and such.

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  42. By the way, I'm a follower. And I would choose choice two, being so into filigree designed things...

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  43. Its in my blog! http://birdboxe.livejournal.com/8619.html

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  44. Montello is my fav. Wow, it sure will be fun for someone to get to pick between those 3 items.

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  45. I like this barstool- Hillsdale Camelot II 26" Swivel Counter Stool.

    Elaine R
    emrosser@shaw.ca

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  46. Boy do I likey the green garden boxes! My fave barstoll was the Hillsdale stool. It looks pretty and comfy. I am both a follower and I have your button on my blog. :) :)

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  47. I like the shabby chic Berkline Family Dining Cottage Lane 24" Katherine Swivel Barstool in Cottage White Finish - 80512-26.

    Thank you for this giveaway!

    Deborah in NC

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  48. I'm your follower #367!

    Deborah in NC

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  49. Your Blue Creek Home button in on my sidebar!

    Deborah in NC

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  50. I like this one: Hillsdale Montecello

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  51. THe hillsdale is my all time favorite!!

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  52. The AICO Tuscano Barstool in Biscotti is my favorite!

    I love the twin garden baskets!

    How exciting...I can't wait to see who is fortunate enough to win these goodies!

    Thank you,

    Sandy

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  53. LOVE THE giveaway. I would be very happy with any of these great prices..., and will keep my fingers crossed!!!!!

    bunny612@yahoo.com

    Thanks Ester Rodriquez

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  54. I love the Grace French Quarter Swivel Barstool!
    ~Rebekah

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  55. I added your button to our blog under "favorites"!
    ~Rebekah

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  56. I posted about your giveaway on our blog sidebar!
    ~Rebekah

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  57. Lots of choices. I like the Hillsdale montello!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  58. I like the Home Styles Arts and Crafts 24" Counter Stool in Ebony - 5181-89. We are thinking of getting some stools for our kitchen - I can't believe how many they have there. Crazy!

    Thanks for the chance to win! I love your choices btw. The garden baskets are so. perfect.

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  59. Hi Rhonda, I'm a follower. I like the Hillsdale barstool. I'm adding your giveaway info to my sidebar. Thx. With a lovely spot like that to blog, I may never get up!

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  60. hi Rhonda
    i love the garden baskets and i like your barstools the best
    thanks for the giveaway i hope to win it
    blessings to you and yours

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  61. Oh count me in for this fabulous giveaway. I just love the filigree basket! I checkout out all of their great barstools and really love the fleur de lis stools - very fun.

    Chelsea

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  62. What a great giveaway! So many to choose from! I narrowed it down to three… I like the Hillsdale Normandy, Hillsdale Richland and the Hillsdale Milan stools.

    ~ Tracy

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  63. I added your giveaway to my sidebar.

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  64. Pretty neat items especially the iron basket. My favorite barstool is the Hillsdale Douglas and the next is Boraam Cathedral. You have a nice place to blog. BTW, I became a follower!....Christine

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  65. Pick me...pick me!!! What a wonderful giveaway! You are tooooooo sweet!

    Enjoy!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  66. I have your contest on my sidebar too!!

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  67. I can't believe I almost missed this, I really love your barstools! I'm already a follower! What a wonderful giveaway!! Blessings... Daphne

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  68. I LOVE the Hillsdale Kingstown swivel stool in black! We are actually shopping for new barstools as we are moving so thanks so much for the referral! I think we will definitely be ordering from them! I LOVE your blog, your style and couldn't help but giggle when hearing about your blogging spot as it sounds JUST like me! The dogs at my feet or under my arm, the phone right next to me, and TV always on HGTV! =) I am new to blogging and SO happy I came across your blog (Through 'Love the Decor'). Thanks, Jamie

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  69. Rhonda, I have also started to follow your blog, of course! I am so excited to see all of your posts and wonderful inspirations!

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  70. I have posted this contest on my sidebar as well as all of my followers will be very lucky to win your generous giveaway! It will just be SO hard to choose as they are all such lovely items!!!

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  71. I have also added you to my favorite blog list as well as added one of your adorable buttons!

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  72. And, last but not least, I have of course added a button for your store and definitely will be checking it out for purchases for my new home and some gifts I am in need of! Thanks again Rhonda! Hugs ~ Jamie

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  73. Please enter me in your Giveaway!
    The Filigree basket would be lovely to have!

    I am following you as well!

    Smiles and Laughter,
    susan

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  74. I'm a follower
    thegrants(at)live(dot)com

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  75. I love the Hillsdale Montello 32.5" Swivel Bar Stool
    thegrants(at)live(dot)com

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  76. Hey Rhonda. Am I too late? I could have swore I entered this the other night but I think I got pulled away from the computer before I could actually get my comment in. I bet I spent 40 minutes looking at all the wonderful stools that night but honestly I can't tell you which one I would chose. And there's so many!

    Thanks for hosting a lovely giveaway. Hugs...Trayc :)

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  77. I'm also a faithful follower Rhonda.

    Have a blessed day...Tracy :)

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  78. Wow! I came over to your blog to get your address for the postcard swap and looky what I found! That is some fantastic give away..I especially like #3. I will be back to check out your blog and this store. In the meantime, please email me with your address..besusans@aol.com

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  79. Great post! The blogging bar stool is awesome

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