Sunday, December 12, 2010

Day 12 Giveaway

I am glad to be participating in the 25 Days of Giveaways. Last year was so wonderful! Thank you Tina again for putting this all together!


I thought about what I wanted to do for my giveaway and for a while I just wasn't sure until one day I came across a shop I had visited before called Paradise Hill Designs. The way they work with wood reminds me a lot of my aunt and uncle who made Carleigh's memory chest so I wanted to give that gift to someone else.

Rick and Heidi who own the shop describe what they do in their profile:

"Our passion and speciality is creating beauty from aged wood. We are always fascinated by its interesting character markings and rich colourings - ranging from attractive weathered greys to warm sunburnt browns. It begins with our reclaiming boards from old buildings, barns & fences or collecting wind-fallen pieces on our walks through the forest. Our method is to carefully sand the boards, retaining lots of patina, but at the same time bringing out a smoothness and warmth that just begs to be touched - our customers repeatedly call this the 'rustic refined' look. Working with old wood does require time & patience - no two boards are ever alike (and none are straight!) - but the reward is a piece that feels warm, earthy, even soothing. It is our pleasure to design and create new pieces from the old boards - ranging from unique, original gifts such as woodburnt earrings, pendants and keepsake boxes to home accessories such as picture frames, desk sets, mirrors, candle holders, clocks, trays and game boards. Nature inspires us greatly and many pieces are embellished with exquisitely engraved woodburning designs of nature motifs and delicate hand painting. Each piece receives its own individual touch, with the intention to evoke a feeling of beauty, comfort and inspiration."

Doesn't their work just sound amazing? Well, it is! Here are a few examples of their work that would make a beautiful memory box.




For this giveaway I am offering a chance to create a custom memory box by working with Rick and Heidi. The box will be 8 in x 8 in x 4 in and the top can have a personalized etching of the winner's choice. I'm so excited for someone to have this opportunity!!

To enter you must be a BLM. Just leave a comment below!

Winner will be announced tomorrow. (I can't wait!)

51 comments:

Hope's Mama said...

Oooh, how lovely! Hope I can get lucky this time around!

Rikki said...

WOW this is amazing! I have been looking for a memory box for so long for eli and jett but I haven't found one that is perfect yet. I would be so honoured to put their things in one of these beautiful boxes. I really hope I win if not I think I will have to get one anyway.

Michelle Karr said...

Those are beautiful! I might get one one day even if I don't win. :)

Mattie said...

Beautiful work! I love the one with the dragonfly!

Trena said...

Seriously, this is amazing! Their work is just beautiful ♥ Thank you for sharing this and for the opportunity to win!!!

Franchesca said...

Wow, this is beautiful Holly!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win :) xx

klarsen said...

How incredibly talented they are! When people are passionate about what they do it truly shows! xoxo

Jill said...

I love this! The boxes are so lovely!

lost--for--words said...

Wow Holly, those are beautiful! I'm going to have to check out their website :)

Tina said...

Very Beautiful! Thank you so much for hosting today Holly! xx

jamie said...

Simply beautiful!

Rachel said...

What an AWESOME giveaway. I would SO love this. What a great idea!!!

mary said...

Elles sont superbes, on ressent l'amour du travail bien fait... Le vieux bois fait ressortir l'histoire, le temps qui passe, la noblesse... Quel travail magnifique

Tiffany said...

What a beautiful memory box! I'm crossing my fingers! I would love to win one :)

Mrs. A said...

So beautiful!

Kalialani said...

Such a beautiful giveaway! I love the dragonfly box! :D

Melissa said...

These are so gorgeous! I so so so love the dragonfly memory box! It's so perfect. I would love to have one of these for my baby girls memories. This is an awesome giveaway <3

Jessica said...

Holly, these are beautiful!! Thank you for offering this. :)

Jus and Kat said...

Wow, those boxed are beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway Holly!

Sadkitty said...

Those are just beautiful. I would love one!

Ava's mummy said...

How beautiful, those boxes are truly stunning. Good luck to everyone. xxx

Bethany said...

Holly what a beautiful thing to be giving away!! So precious...good luck to everyone:)

Maggie said...

Those are so beautiful! Thanks for hosting this giveaway! :)

Susan said...

Holly, what a fantastic pick for this year's giveaway! i love it!

Mary said...

What a great company, those are beautiful Holly!!!

Jessica said...

This is beautiful, thanks for the opportunity and so sorry for your loss.

butterflymom said...

What a beautiful giveaway idea...not that I'm surprised, Holly. Thank you for doing this...it means so much to have something to look forward to each day. ((hugs and love))

Jessica said...

Those are SO beautiful! I would love to win one :) Maybe I'll get lucky and get one for my Riley & Peyton :)

Nicole said...

So beautiful. If I'm not the lucky one, I'm going to buy one! :)

The Zoo said...

Absolutely beautiful Holly, thanks for thinking of us. Perhaps I can put Alexander's ashes in it (although he's quite content in his green velvet satchel, smile).
Sarah

Sarita Boyette said...

Holly, this is beautiful! Someone will be a very lucky person to win this! Thank you for having a giveaway.

Jaime said...

Oh, their boxes are beautiful! I love the butterfly etchings.

Betty said...

Just what we need for Nessa! Too perfect! I'm super excited about this one!

Kristi said...

They are beautiful boxes! I really like the butterfly one!

CaSondra Shim said...

Wow- the boxes are gorgeous thank you for hosting this day!

brigette said...

This is so beautiful!! I'd love one for kael!!

Danielle said...

What a beautiful and unique keepsake:)

SUSI said...

Thanks for finding such a great giveaway. The boxes are truly amazing.

Susi

Melissa said...

Those are so beautiful. I am getting some great ideas of things I'd like to have with all of these giveaways.

Larissa said...

That is beautiful! I would love one in loving memory of my 2 little ones

Christy said...

A beautiful memory box--I love it! Thanks for hosting today Holly.
xo

Bree said...

Just gorgeous. You are so fortunate to have one of their pieces. xo

paula said...

just beautiful..would love one in memory of my son~thanks for the opportunity.

MommyIvy said...

Very beautiful!

Betty said...

This is absolutley beauitful. If I don't win, I'm going to order one.:-)

Trennia said...

Those are lovely,best of luck to everyone! Thanks Holly for the chance to win this beautiful piece.

~Laura said...

Super cute box!

cullensblessings said...

My jaw is on the floor. These are absolutely beautiful.... thank you so much for hosting such a precious giveaway...
with grace- Leslie

Teresa Farmer said...

This is beautiful! I am my angels stuff sitting in a cardboard box so I would love to have something like this!

Danielle said...

Oh my Gosh! Their boxes are amazing! Even if I don't win I think I might have to get one made to keep Wyatt's stuff in. I would LOVE one with an Elephant. You always find the most amazing places with the most talented people :) Thanks for sharing this place with us.

Jennifer Ross said...

WOW! Absolutely beautiful! I hope I'm not to late.......

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