Join me as I embrace and share truly authentic American country style by reclaiming the past...my family's past. Come along as I make my house a home on a $0 budget with reclaimed, repurposed, recycled and found treasures all out of my grandparent's old house, local junk shops and my parent's attic. And since we have to eat too, I'll sprinkle in some gardening, country recipes, and a whole lot of southern hospitality.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Fabulous Christmas Mikasa giveaway right here!

I am very pleased to offer another great giveaway from the wonderful people at Lifetime Brands!! 
 I absolutely love any way I can reward those of you who click follow then continue to stick with me:-) 

One winner will get six of these beautiful "Italian Countryside" salad plates with beautiful seasonal patterns! There are three different patterns of which the winner will get two of each. 


The first one is "Christmas Bouquet,"


followed by "Holiday Wreath,"


and finally, "Holiday Poinsettia."


But that's not all -- the winner will also receive a"Holiday Christmas Bouquet" serving bowl and the "Joy" platter.


Aren't these so pretty?


I know the winner will want to use these asap, so I am going to run the giveaway until Friday at noon, so they can be mailed out. 


To be entered in the giveaway there are several options:

1. Follow Far Above Rubies on blogger for one entry. 

2. "Like" Mikasa on Facebook for one entry. 

3. "Like" Far Above Rubies on Facebook for one entry.

4. Blog about the giveaway, or post it on your sidebar or facebook page for one entry.

Please stop back by HERE and let me which of the above things you have done so I can enter you in the drawing. You can leave one comment letting me know which of the above you do. The deadline for entries is Friday, December 7 at noon EST so don't wait!

Anita

I'll be linking up to "Tablescape Thursday."



A winner will be selected randomly from all the entrants. 
The Mikasa Italian Countryside was provided by Lifetime Brands, and the opinions expressed here are entirely my own. 




79 comments:

  1. Well, I've already in the past "liked" your facebook page, which is how I follow you. Can't seem to spot how to follow you on blogger so I will go "like" the Mikasa page. Thanks for the giveaway - the dishes are gorgeous!

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  2. What a great giveaway, Anita! I am a happy follower on Blogger!

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  3. And I 'like' Far Above Rubies on Facebook! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  4. Love your blog! I have already done all 4!!

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  5. Oh what a great give-away, I want to win!
    I do all 3 of the first ones already and I am going to share on fb right now!
    Cindy

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  6. Hi Anita, these are so beautiful and this is my favorite pattern of all dishes. I am a happy follower on GFC, liked Mikasa on FB and you on FB! I also posted on my FB wall. Thanks for hosting this giveaway. xo

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  7. So happy to find your FB page. I love it. Also I'm glad to have a chance to enter the giveaway. I've "like" "shared" and "followed"!

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  8. Blogger is being ridiculous to me today ~ :)

    These dishes are gorgeous! My mother loved poinsettias and everything about Christmas. She would have been 98 today.

    I'm a follower via GFC, have liked you on FB and liked Mikasa on FB!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win ~

    Pat

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  9. I am a follower. chedeb5353@hotmail.com

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  10. Like you on FB. chedeb5353@hotmail.com

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  11. I like Mikasa on FB. chedeb5353@hotmail.com

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  12. Hi Anita, I didn't know there were some holiday plates in the Italian Countryside line! That is my everyday pattern, and believe me, they've gotten a lot of use in the past 15 years! I follow you FB page and I have already liked Mikasa on FB. I will share your giveaway on my FB page. Thanks so much for this opportunity!

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  13. I follow your blog and facebook :)

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  14. Anita, I came back to thank you for adding us to your blogroll, and I have returned your favor!

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  15. I follow your Facebook page, Mikasa Facebook page and your blog!

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  16. I follow your Facebook page, Mikasa Facebook page and your blog!

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  17. Hi Anita, posted on my FB wall, did all above, love the accent holiday plates, elegant with the creamy white. Thank you for sharing and beautiful table tops you post, thinking of you lately, lots of hugs, and take care in this busy Season.PS, love the new blog color background and look, so festive.

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  18. Have already liked you on facebook, so I will go like the Mikasa on facebook, goodluck everyone.:)

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  19. How sweet these are.
    How wonderful you are.
    I am now following you here and have "liked" Makasa on FB, of course I shared this as well! Sharing is caring. Have "liked" on FB for a while.

    thank you for all that you do.

    Merry Christams

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  20. Hi Anita, I love your blog! I follow your blog, I liked it and Mikasa on FB, and I posted about your giveaway on my FB page. I really hope to win! LOL

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  21. Hi Anita, this is beautiful giveawy, I am a happy follower on Blogger you know I always love your blog!!!!
    Blssing
    :)
    XO
    Isora

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  22. I did all 4!!! I just posted this on my FB page, I do follow you, I also liked Mikasa a long time ago, and I like YOU on Facebook to!!!! This is a beautiful giveaway, Anita. The dishes are GORGEOUS!!!!! Thanks for the chance. XO, Pinky I hope I am not messing up my chances by just leaving ONE comment but I think that is what you meant....

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  23. Anita, I follow your blog, but I'm afraid I don't do facebook. And I can't put anything on my sidebar because I'm having blogger issues. I can't even post a picture. I am on an IPAD and don't know how. I would give anything to win those wonderful dishes. You know I'm a bit of a dish nut, and I have some red Christmas Misaka dishes that would be perfect with them. I gave my Nantucket Basket Christmas accents to my best friend's daughter since that's her pattern. She's just staring out, and I thought she could enjoy them. This is so sweet of Mikasa to do this. They are a neat company!

    Thank you, too, for giving us all a chance to win those darling Christmas plates..

    XO,

    Sheila... who just posted some exciting news! ;-)

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  24. I follow you on blogger and I follow Mikasa on Facebook.
    Thanks!
    -Shelley

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  25. I love these dishes Anita. I wish I had the Italian Countryside ones to go with them too. I am a faithful follower of your blog and on Facebook too and I have liked Mikasa on Facebook. This is a beautiful giveaway! Thanks.

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  26. Confessed on facebook that I am struggling with covetousness over this pattern! I have enjoyed my Italian countryside china for years and these would be a wonderful treat to have.

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  27. I love these dishes. I have some old red and white restaurant plates that I got the year I got married. These would be perfect with them. I "liked" your blog again on Facebook. Your site is always so refreshing and inspirational. Hope I'm the lucky winner :)

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  28. Anita, your table with those ruby glasses is set just perfectly. I did not know there were Christmas salad plates in this collection -- beautiful. I follow you. Joni

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  29. I love these dishes! I have some old red and white restaurant dinner plates that I found the first year I got married. These would be perfect with them. I am "liking" you again on Facebook. Your site is always so refreshing and inspriational. I hope I'm the lucky winner :)

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  30. Awesome giveaway! I already like Mikasa on FB and I think I am already your follower. But if not, I will become one and I will like you on FB...,Christine

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  31. Beautiful dishes! Please enter my name in this drawing.♥♫

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  32. Anita- They are beautiful. I am not entering because I am purposing to NOT collect MORE china. Someone is going to be thrilled to pieces- xo Diana

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  33. So pretty...I am a follower, Anita!

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  34. My goodness what a wonderful giveaway! I liked you and Mikasa on FB and I was sure I was already a follower but wasn't. I fixed that :-) Fingers are crossed!

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  35. ohmygoodness!!! They are beautiful. I already follow your Blog and FB :-)
    Iwant them.. I want them!!!!
    Cheers, Gee

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  36. What a fantastic giveaway!!! I follow you on your blog and on FB! Thank You and good luck to all! :0)

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  37. Dear Anita,
    Your table looks lovely!
    The special someone who wins this give away will be receiving a super treat.
    Please toss my hat in the ring as a possible winner!
    I am one of your faithful followers,
    d

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  38. Love your table, perfectly festive! Great job!

    =)Brooke

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  39. Beautiful table Anita, You highlighted these gorgeous plates at their best!!!! Thanks for the generous giveaway

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  40. I have been following Mikasa on FB for a long time!

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  41. I wouldn't miss a post, Anita! I am a happy and faithful follower of FAR ABOVE RUBIES!

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  42. Wonderful giveaway! Follow your blog. Liked you and Mikasa on Facebook. Posted this blog post on Facebook, Now I will blog about the giveway!! Thanks! Crossing my fingers!
    Karen

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  43. The dishes are lovely and would set a gorgeous table with other dishes also.
    I did the first thing, but I am not yet a blogger. Hope one day to figure it all out.

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  44. I posted about your giveaway on Facebook, Anita. You always have the best giveaways!

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  45. Hi Anita! I "like" and follow both you and Mikasa. I hope that you and your beautiful family have a blessed Christmas!

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  46. These really are gorgeous! I would be thrilled to win! I'm a new follower! Happy holidays!

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  47. I already like you on Facebook.

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  48. I already like mikasa on Facebook.

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  49. Liked FB Mikasa page
    Liked Far above Rubies FB page
    A Follower on Far above Rubies Blog
    Posted the Give-away info on my FB Timeline (Veronica Byrd Brayboy)

    Hope I win!

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  50. I posted it on Facebook. Love your tree and I too love Christmas!

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  51. Beautiful plates!! I follow you!!

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  52. What beautiful dishes - would love to have them! I liked both Mikasa and you and am a new follower!

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  53. What gorgeous dishes!! Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway and thank you for the chance. 'm already a follower of yours.

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  54. Hi Anita! Such a lovely blog! I have
    1. Liked your FB page (already did that awhile back).
    2. Followed your blog.
    3. Liked Mikasa on FB.
    4. Posted about your blog/giveaway on my FB page (Hollyhock Cottage).

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  55. Hi Anita,
    What beautiful dishes. Thank you for having such a generous giveaway. I just followed you on Blogger.

    Karen

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  56. Thanks, Anita, for the lovely give away! I follow you on FB and I have already "liked" Mikasa. Merry Christmas!

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  57. Thank you, Anita, for the lovely giveaway! I follow you on FB and I have already "liked" Mikasa. Merry Christmas!

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  58. I have been a Far Above Rubies follower for quite a while now. Love the wreath plate. Thanks for the chance!

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  59. I already "like" Mikasa on FB and would love to win.

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  60. Love this table.. REally love the vintage box in the center, the runner and the chargers.. The plaid napkins are perfect! Thank you for hosting and thank you Lifetime brands.. This is a great giveaway and I'd love to have this to go with my white dishes!! Good luck to all.. Already like Far Above Rubies on FB :-) xo marlis

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  61. I have done all four. These salad plates are so pretty. I have the Italian Countryside dinnerware you have the plates displayed with and would love to add them to my table settings. Good luck to us all and congratulations to the eventual winner.

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  62. I have done all four. I have the Italian Countryside Dinnerware you have displayed here and love it. It would be wonderful to add these beautiful pieces to my collection. Good luck to us all and congratulations to the eventual winner.

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  63. Hello Anita!
    What a fabulous giveaway! I've been a follower of your blog for a while but I went ahead followed you again, I've linked to my Facebook page your giveaway, I've liked you on Facebook and I've gone on to the Mikasa Facebook page and liked the entry and make a comment! I do love these dishes and they would be such a nice compliment to my everyday Italian Countryside dishes!
    Your table looks lovely and that big wood centerpiece looks awesome!

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  64. Dear Anita,

    I have done all the above you mentioned: I follow your blog, I just "liked" Mikasa on Facebook, I had already liked "Far Above Rubies" - I think that was all of them. I just love dishes! I suppose I got that from my dear mother. One thing I don't have and have always wanted was Christmas dishes. For years I have thought if I should begin collecting Christmas dishes I would choose Spode. But the pretty china you have shown are so beautiful. Isn't the Christmas Wreath so old fashion?! It is breathtaking! I know who ever wins these dishes will cherish them forever - I know I would. If I win I will be sure to set a beautiful table and post for you and all to see. Blessings to you during this Christmas holiday filled will celebrations of Jesus' birth, Sandy

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  65. Oh Anita! What lovely Christmas china!! I just love dishes - I suppose this love was passed down to me by my dear mother. Of of the several sets of dishes I own (one set that belonged to my grandmother), I don't have any Christmas dishes and have always longed for some. When I saw the picture of the plate called "Christmas Wreath" my first thought was how old-fashion it looked. Just beautiful! I know whoever wins will surely treasure these dishes. Thank you for sponsoring Mikasa - they do have beautiful dishes and china. I have done all that you mentioned for all the entries. If I win I promise I will set a beautiful table and post the pictures for you and all to see. I have enjoyed your blog and your beautiful voice. Many blessings, Sandy

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  66. Would love to have this as I lost all of my beautiful dishes this year. I shared on fb and liked Mikasa...already follow your blog! You are a blessing to me. Tina

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  67. What a beautiful table! And I would love for my table to look as lovely! :-) Thanks for the exciting giveaway...

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  68. I also follow you on Facebook and have been a follower of Mikasa on Facebook as well.

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  69. I like Far Above Rubies and like Mikasa on FB. I follow your blog and will post on my FB page! I love these dishes and your table is gorgeous!

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