Tuesday, October 02, 2007

FREE! FREE! Win something FREE!

Everybody's doing it. So, I've been thinking for some time that I should have my own contest (ya' know, for the 150 or so of you that accidentally stumble across my blog every day and never find your way back).

I couldn't have just ANY contest. Couldn't give away something new and fancy and blingy. Nope. Can't do anything like anyone else.

So, I've been scouring my brain. First I thought I'd just pick up a dirt clod from my back yard and make that the prize ... dirt ... from Oklahoma ... that has been pooped on by the dog that lives behind us! Creative, but not "just right."

It was in our local second-hand store where I found my prize. It's perfect. It's retro. It's ugly and beautiful, all at the same time. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you: "Your Grandmother's Napkin Dispenser"



Yes, you too can have this amazing marvel of craftsmanship, straight from 1972 ... ish. To make it your own, all you have to do is write your own post on your own blog telling us why the dispenser should be yours. The post has to have a link back to my blog or this post, then comment right here with the link to YOUR blog (because we're all a bunch of link whores!). Just think of all the possibilities ...

... you and the napkin dispenser out on the town ...




... or curled up with a good book!



So get cracking, because I'm sure there will be THOUSANDS of entries.
Feel free to copy and use pictures of said dispenser for your post. The contest will end on October 15th. At that point I'll either pick a winner, or let everyone else pick from some top choices. I don't know. Maybe I'll decide to keep it for myself (especially if no one decides to participate!).

Readyyyyyyyyyyyyy - GO!

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Entries thus far:

Dawn's "Sucker for an ugly napkin dispenser"

Susan's "I want the orange mushroom napkin dispenser"

Gayle's "I want my napkin holder back!"

Shannon's "Bollywood Plea"

15 comments:

Lesha said...

Count me in!

Joell said...

MAN! Too bad I already have one JUST LIKE IT! Dang.

Dawn said...

I did it!

Dawn said...

Of course you realize you SHOULD have offered up the burner-marked mixing bowl...

Off to write my post!

(from Dawn but a different Dawn than that other Dawn)

Cammie said...

I must admit...it's tempting...but I'll pass. Now, had it been a locker, I would've been all over that!!

Susan said...

I just posted my entry! I'm on pins and needles.

Ahermitt said...

fun blog! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Linda up north said...

Grandma??? Whatever... try my mom you young thing! (though truthfully my mom would have never owned one of these. Or one of those crochet toilet paper hiding barbies, or the plastic stitch kleenex box covers...) I personally am wanting one of those monkeys with the kiss on the butt?? I know, before your time... .sigh ;)
Love your blog,
Linda

Christine said...

Well, now see, my mom WOULD have owned something like that, but she would have gotten either from my grandma or a garage sale! ;)

Shannon said...

Wow, this is what you are giving away? Heh, no wonder why you only have 9 comments. Pssssh.

Christine said...

Dang! Guess I should've gone with the dirt!

Gayle said...

ok..just could resist a little competition....
http://www.007mom.blogspot.com/

Shannon said...

Hey! Wait just a cotton pickin' minute! Let's get this straight right now. This Shannon wants that orange retro baby plenty hard but so far lacks the technology to post the picture I took of my kitchen that matches it to perfection! I even have the napkins to put inside!! If in fact I never enter, I just wanted you to know I'm on board. ;)

shannon said...

Me again. Ok, I gave it the ol' college try. You will find it here since I don't have a regular blog. Hope your family and your feminine wiles are doing better now!

Susan said...

Wait - this is happening by vote? Where do people vote? When? I thought you were the ultimate judge!