Welcome to the very first BrocanteHome Puttery Treats Challenge!
Closing Date: November 20th 2007.
Over the three years that
Start collecting twigs and berries and branchs and cones and conkers
and add them to your seasonal pot pourris, wreaths or displays. Fill
baskets with logs and put next to the fire. (Even if it’s electric.)
Dry huge bundles of dried lavender, basil and sage to use as smudge
sticks or to throw on the fire late at night.
Find a blackboard and write
yourself a daily maxim; a favorite quote or a line from a poem that
makes you smile. Make a commitment to yourself to change it regularly.
your larder and fill glass jars with dried whatever, then fasten
vintage paper scraps to the outside of each with a velvet ribbon
flourish. (Who says you can’t have a bit of fripperie on your kitchen
But never before have I wondered out aloud which of the treats you were most inspired by, which brought back memories of seasons past , which you took, ran with and created something my silly little imagination could only have dreamed up….
Until now that is… and so in a moment of delightfully early Christmas Spirt I am declaring a competition of kind… a celebration of all that is puttery and yummy and delicious and above all else a celebration of you, my gorgeous loyal readers, your blogs, creativity, homes and imagination…
Simply choose just one of the
Every few days a collection of your posts will be featured on the main page of Brocante Home with a link back to your blog and the five shortlisted for the prize will go to public vote…
Don’t Forget To Read The Rules!
Well now, that would be telling wouldn’t it? Suffice to say, that damned postal strikes allowing, the chosen winner will on the first day of Advent receive a scrumptious little box jam-packed with a selection of divine deliciously wrapped festive treats, some vintage inspiration and a literary prize or two to keep you cosy on cold Christmas nights… Tiny little nothings that will I hope make all the difference to your Christmas…
The competition closes on November 15th. No entries will be considered after this date.
Your post should be titled The
Your post must also include a link back to the main page of
Once your post is live on your blog leave a link back to the permalink of your post along with your name, email address and blog address in the comments box below. Entrants who haven’t linked to the permalink of their post will not be eligible.
I, Alison May, will judge the initial entries, until on November the 20th I will issue a shortlist of five blog posts that will then go to public vote in the form of a poll on the main page of
The results of the public poll will be considered final.
The winner will be notified on November the 28th, and the prize despatched thereafter.