Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Contest Time!

Hey y'all! Little ole Ranch Dressing has been up for two months now and I'm sure having lots of fun. I hope that you are too! I appreciate you all for stopping by from time to time and seeing what we're up to here on the ranch. In appreciation (and because I just freakin' love contests), I've put together a bunch of goodies for a drawing. And here they are!



(Please pardon the blurry photo. We haven't had sun in days and well, Uncle!)

The prizes include:

1. "Bicycling Bears Juggling Pie" - an art piece by our feature artist from my last post, Agnes Barton-Sabo. It's a really cool piece made up of one of Agnes' original ink drawings that was digitally colored and then added to a background made of handwritten recipe pages that are over eighty years old. It's a really beautiful mixture. I love how you can faintly see the recipe written there.

2. A pair of vintage glass, polka dotted salt and pepper shakers

3. Three handmade trivets. One looks like a little striped shirt!

4. A beautiful linen dishtowel with a really jazzy fruit print

5. A stack of vintage recipe cards

6. A large piece of cotton fabric in vibrant colors and a great, poppy design

7. Green gingham apron with sweet details and a nice big pocket

8. A pack of Vogart textile iron-ons in a great flower motif

9. A Miller Studio Chalkware smiling apple

10. A vintage Avon door hang tag

11. A surprise made by me! (because I love surprises as much as I love contests)


How do you enter? Just leave a comment on this post. And note: If your comment doesn't lead back to a way to contact you, please leave your e-mail address in the comment so that I can find you if you win! If your comment shows up as "anonymous" with no way to find you....sad city, kids!

The contest will go until noon (central time) on Wednesday, September 15th and is open to everyone be you local or international. All names will be put into a hat and the winner will be drawn. I love that part too!


Until next time...psst! pass the word! :)

x's and o's,
Eartha

UPDATE: The drawing is now complete and the winner will be announced soon. Thanks to everyone who entered! :)

65 comments:

Shrinky Inky said...

WHEEE!! I love a good giveaway and thank you so much Eartha (you too Jack!).

Eartha Kitsch said...

You're welcome, hon! :)

Good luck!

Willowfan said...

Awesome give-away; you are too generous and sweet! Hope the sun shines soon for you; I'll send you some of ours... I've been loving your's and Jack's antics on FB!
Love,
Willowfan AKA Jennifer

Barbara said...

Oh please, oh please, oh please!

vote for you every day woman! I expect a cut if you win the million dollars. :)

Congrats on two months!

SideShow Bennie said...

Oh my. Please enroll your old SideShow pal in this glorious contest!!! The swag is mag(nifivent)

Anonymous said...

Not to make you feel bad for me or anything, but I don't own an apron. It's quite tragic really.

*sniff* - An

Joy said...

I hope you win the contest after all your hard work!

Eartha Kitsch said...

Willowfan: Thanks girly! I sure hope so too. It's been overcast for daaaaays. And thanks! We love knowing that you're around. xo!

Barbara: Thank you SO much! That's going to add up to a lot of votes! :) Oh, and hey...if you're willing to share your mailing address, I have something that I think that you might like. If you're willing, please hit my "contact me" link and it will go to my e-mail. If you're not, I'll just bury it in the ground so that nobody else can have it. :)

SideShow Bennie: You're completely in! It's on like Donkey Kong! - not that people still say that but...well, I guess I do. :)

Lynn said...

I love vintage goodies!
I hope all this voting seals the WIN!

Eartha Kitsch said...

An: What??? Okay, either way - we're going to remedy that. Aprons make a person feel well...I don't know...but it's GOOD.

Joy: Thanks hon! I was thinking that even if I don't, someone else will win some prizes here and that will be a hoot! :)

Charm and Poise said...

My sad, lonely, barren wasteland of a apartment would love to be filled with all of these kitschy treasures! My voice would no longer echo off of the empty walls and uncluttered surfaces ... what a thrilling thought!

Thank goodness I only have to keep my fingers crossed for a week. I'm old and not so flexible anymore! *Creak!*

Eartha Kitsch said...

Lynn: Oh, good! Good luck on the drawing! :)

And I sure hope so too. Whoowhee...longest two months of my life. The waiting! The drama! :D

Eartha Kitsch said...

Charm and Poise: Aww! Yes, we can definitely fix that! You need some clutter in your life, girl! :)

And I figured since I'm going to be waiting for a week, I wanted everyone else to wait with me. Evil, no?

catherine said...

What's not to love...Eartha Kitsch or her contests?!

:)

Eartha Kitsch said...

Catherine: Aww! Lots of love right back at ya!

Poodle Superstar said...

I just wrote out a long well thought out essay involving the cleaning of my non-pudding themed refrigerator and how my Grandma used to be an Avon Lady, but the dang thing wouldn't let me post. So now you have to make do with my cranky ramblings.

Eartha Kitsch said...

Poodle Superstar: Oh no! :(

That happens to me sometimes too and I think, "oh, where has my brilliance gone???" I wish I could know what your first comment said but even so, cranky will do! :)

cheshirecat666 said...

oh man,my Mom would FREAK over this stuff,I'm entering this for her Xmas presents! (minus the AVON lady tag,that's all mine!)

Sherrie said...

Oh, that bear print...that bear print! I think it would go very well with the print I have by the Mister, don't ja think? I do. heehee.

MIMI' said...

Well Cat (Caitlin my granddaughter) and I spend lots of time baking and making kitchen memories together.I love the old patterns remind me of my childhood in the 50's

Tart Deco™ said...

That fabric is adorable! Please enter me.

tartdeco at gmail dot com

Eartha Kitsch said...

cheshirecat666: You know that if you win, then you can give your Mom all of the prizes and THEN have more money to buy holiday decor! :)

Sherrie: Isn't it swell? And I think so too! You would have your own little gallery of East Nashville artists' work!

MIMI' - I do too! I'm glad that you two get to do all of that together. She'll always remember and treasure that time.

Tart Deco: You're in, hon!

Dina said...

that is some of the coolest stuff I have seen for a contest in a long time. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

K0dama said...

Vogart iron-ons are sooo cute! I wish they'd re-release them, or at least let people exchange images of them :( But I guess the rarer something is, the more you appreciate it!
Has Jack decided on his Halloween movie yet?

mary van note said...

cute prizes! count me in!

Eartha Kitsch said...

Dina: Thanks! Be sure and wiggle those fingers from time to time...we don't want any going blue! :)

K0dama: I love those too! I have some with a bullfighter on them that I love too much to use - so I just look at them. I wonder if they could be scanned onto new decals? I am *hoping* that we can pull together the basement scene from "The Night of The Living Dead" but it's all up in the air because I have some bronchial issues that are caused by allergies and me and basements just aren't jiving right now. We'll see! Stay tuned....

mary van note: Thanks! You're in! :)

Mel (Opal) said...

I am still casting my vote for you daily! A cool mil would be pretty sweet, and quite helpful to the animlas in need - there are so many. Also, I heart that apple head so bad.

Jennie said...

I've submitted my Cozy Shack vote, good luck!

Those S&P shakers are adorable (as is everything else)!

Eartha Kitsch said...

Mel: Aww! Thanks for your votes, hon! Daily is a lot of votes and I hope you know how much we appreciate it. If we win that grand prize, I promise that we'll name our first rescue after you. :)

Jennie: Thank you! :) And thanks! There used to be a large vinegar cruet that went with those but it met an ugly end on a ceramic floor. :(

Val said...

The apron alone woos me. :) green gingham: Sigh! :)

Eartha Kitsch said...

I have to agree. There's just something about gingham - sweet! :)

Barbara said...

Believe NOT of what these naysayers claim! No one deserves any of that stuff but me!! Bwahahahahahaaha!!!

(just funnin' folks)

EK: Check yer email

Gaela said...

Look at all those kitschen goodies! Where do I sign up!-Gaela
bwdupblondie@aol.com

Eartha Kitsch said...

Barbara: Ha! They're gonna stage a revolt! You'd better watch yourself!

Gaela: Your name is in! :)

La Dama said...

ooh lovely give away..thanks

Kristen said...

Wow - what a great contest! I'm just drooling over that adorable apron. Kitsch is the best! :)

Sara In AZ said...

*Sending some sunshine y'alls way*

Eeeeee! What a great lot of prizes, please enter me! And, a special surprise made by you - double eeeeeee!!! :)

Atomic Mama said...

Enter me please! :)

Jen said...

What a fun giveaway! And we are still voting daily. I so hope you win!

BTW...if you ever need something else to give away...that, say, may have to do with cars...*cough*

Sparkleneely said...

Ranch Dressing is my favorite -- in blogland AND on salads.

xoxoxo

Heather said...

Oh my gosh!! You are so lovely!! Also, don't you just find the most nifty things?!

Marilyn said...

Hey Eartha Mae...Great contest!
I start everyday with my dose of Ranch Dressing, my check in with Jack on FB and Eartha on Flickr then pop over to Kasy Shack to vote for my "Favourite", no wonder I'm finding it harder and harder to make it to work on time:)

Phoebe Ofthesea said...

Oh, my ears and whiskers! I'd be SO honored to win something from the Maison de Kitsch!

Club80 said...

These are so cool! I am crossing fingers, toes, eyes just to win! I hope I don't fall down!

Bandita said...

oh no! already so many entrants :( haha thanks for the great contest, can't wait to see who wins all your cute stuff!

darkelady said...

A contest? Cool! I think my mom had that chalkware apple ages ago.

Olive Louise Jenkins Smith said...

Is it just me or does that Miller Studio Chalkware smiling apple have googly eyes?

Club80 said...

Cool! Contest!!! I will keep my fingers and toes and eyes crossed. Er...except when I am on the stairs!

Amanda said...

Throw my name in the hat please! Love your blog, you rock!!

-Amanda
aloneincars@gmail.com

CGarcia737 said...

This is so fun! Keep up the good work! I follow you on facebook and I'm here every day to check and see if you posted!

Hugs,

Catherine

Tikimama said...

Don't you just have the neatest stuff?! Throw me on into the pool with everyone else :)

Jaede said...

I would love to be entered into the drawing, thanks

Nina said...

Wow Eartha you are so cool!!

zeldafitz79 said...

I want to wi-i-i-i-i-i-innnnnn.... that apple...and me...were meant to be.

MonsterAteMy said...

I've been enjoying your blog. Keep up the good work!

miss jille said...

Fun giveaway, count me in!

kim said...

So awesome! And I adore the book on your page "White Gloves and Party Manners". I think I still have my copy!

Dead Cow Girl said...

I voted for you. I hope you win!!

And? I hope I win! Great contest!

jaymie.ray said...

oooh. you know how much I LOVE polka dots! I even have a dog that's polka dotted!
who is trying to get in my lap as I type.. ha ha.

Mojavegirl said...

Love it all!
Candis

arts enthusiast said...

What a treasure trove! I especially love the Avon calling card, apron and kitchy fabric. How nice of you to share!

SusieQT said...

Count me in! I love that chalkware apple- how did you know I collect those? ;)

Miss*Sarah said...

I'd like to be included in the contest. :)

darkgardyner said...

Bears juggling pie and riding on wheels
Vintage spotted shakers season mid~century meals.

Sweet homespun pot mitts hung by a ring
Pure linen fruits make any kitchen sing.

Blushing Apple puckers kissy lips
Green gingham apron tied round my hips.
Fancied with hem stitch and a large handy pocket
This one's my dream as I know I'd rock it!

The chance to vie for goodies at the height of kitsch
Lovely little items at the top of my wish list.

From flickr to blogging at Ranch Dressing
We can't get enough of Eartha, she's a true kistch blessing
In her honor I add one more note
Please visit Cozyshack and give Eartha your vote!

Not sure if this leads back to me, but you can always catch me on flickr...thanks Eartha!

Cindy said...

Ooo... I hope I'm not too late! I just found you through Frecklewonder's tweet. And I voted for you in the Kozy Shack contest. Good luck! :)

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