Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Lisa Cahill giveaway and my own little xmas story

OK, OK I know you're all interested in the give away bit (ie. what a lucky reader is going to receive absolutely free, gift wrapped (if so desired) and posted (woohoo!)), but first here are my random thoughts and competition details......

My eldest has been patiently suggesting every day that perhaps it's time to put the xmas tree up. Usually I'm the first to the decorations bag but it's been a bit hectic 'round here with the creation of Maker Handmade.

I couldn't say "tomorrow" one more day, however it also collided with assembly of the youngest's first (junior) bed so I handed my two cherubs all of the non-breakable decorations and asked them to get a head start, and try to not put all said decorations in the same spot.

Now - I like a little symmetry when decorating the tree, and I also love a colour theme. My tree is generally, rather preciously, perfect. (Aside from the fact that it's now fake, but I can't seem to keep the real ones alive from year to year...)

This is what I saw when I came into the lounge room -

It's not colour themed, and it's certainly not symmetrically decorated - but instead of smug satisfaction I got the warm fuzzies. I think it's the loveliest tree I've had so far.

So here's the competition bit - which is not open to family, close friends and those I've waxed lyrical to re my children. (My darling brother: this is not a cheap way to get an xmas present for your lovely wife.)

(i) You need to guess the age of the two children (mine) who decorated the tree - which can be safely based on the height of where the decorations hang. For context, you can see the height of the tree against a standard chair & ottoman in the picture.

(ii) Answers must be posted on this blog as a comment to this post.

(iii) Closest to the real age wins - up to you whether you submit how many years old, month and year born or date of month and year born.

(iv) Competition closes next Wednesday, 15th December.

OK - so here's what you really want to know. The winner will receive a pair of beautiful Lisa Cahill (an established glass artist) polished glass earrings, fresh in the store this week. If you're a local, feel free to pop in and select which pair you would like. Otherwise, the winner will have this pretty piece wrapped and posted:

Good Luck!!


  1. Ooooh! I'm going to think about it and get back to you. If anyone needs a new pair of earrings it's me. Hehe....

  2. That is very similar to my tree except that all the decorations were down one side. They had a step ladder and didn't think to move it around the tree!
    My guess for your littlies ages would be 2 1/2 and 4.

  3. so cute ... my nephew has done the opposite to their family tree and taken the bottom row of decorations off to play with them! i guess 3 and 5.

  4. The tree is adorable. It is so much fun watching kids decorate trees. The smiles and laughs are priceless. I am guessing 3 1/2 and 5 yrs 2 months.

    Merry Christmas to Maker Handmade