The Ultimate Australian Home Giveaway – FINAL day – Mud Australia + Bonnie and Neil !

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Friday 6th July 2012

Our FINAL giveaway this week – the ultimate Australian dinner party package!  A 16-piece table setting from Mud Australia, and linen with napkins and coasters by Bonnie and Neil!

AND, finally, it’s Friday – the last day of our Ultimate Australian Home Giveaway!  Jeepers I feel like the week has gone forever – and our old layout is already a hazy memory…!  Massive enormous thanks for your immense enthusiasm for our NEW LOOK and this week’s crazy giveaway lineup.  It has been truly incredible to see so many pins and tweets and Facebook entries, and we’ve even been trending all week on Twitter (in Australia) – woohoo!  Thankyou thankyou all.  I cannot WAIT to draw five lucky winners this evening!

OK so for the very final prize this week, we were inspired to bring two brilliant Australian design brands together, to create what I firmly believe is the Ultimate Australian dinner party package!

Mud Australia are rightly revered in design circles for their truly exquisite wafer thin ceramics, in the most inspired, lush colour palettes.  A consistent favourite of food stylists the world over, the Mud range of tableware and vessels are all handmade in Sydney, and really do epitomise understated domestic chic.  And did you KNOW this iconic Australian design brand are opening their very own store in NYC next month!?? True story.

We have paired six of Mud’s dinner plates, pebble bowls, plus a serving platter and smaller condiment dishes with another wonderful locally crafted range – stunning tablelinen, napkins and coasters by Melbourne based Bonnie and Neil!

As you might have seen if you follow TDF on instagram, I have fallen head over heels in love with Bonnie and Neil’s latest range of linen – in particular that tablecloth with the mad neon pink splashes!  SO GOOD.  (Nope, still not sick of fluoro).  For today’s colour-popping prize we’ve paired this eyecatching piece with six inky blue napkins and Bonnie and Neil’s assorted black printed coasters for six, as seen above.

The Ultimate Australian Tablesetting Giveaway!

Mud Australia
6 x Dinner plates in ‘ash’
2 x Pebble cereal bowls in ‘bottle’, 2 x ‘slate’ and 2 x ‘orange’
1 x Pebble serving bowl in ‘slate’
3 x small Pebble bowls (condiment-sized) in ‘orange’, ‘bottle’ and ‘slate’
– total value $768.00

From Bonnie and Neil
1 x large linen tablecloth with pink neon splash print
6 x inky blue splash linen napkins
6 x assorted black printed timber coasters
– total value $350

I got a bit excited when selecting the colour combo for today’s prize.  I popped into the Mud store in Fitzroy to tee everything up and borrow some product to shoot, and the lovely girls in there were like ‘shall we let the winner pick the colours?’ and I was like ‘NO! Pleeeease let me choose the colours!’  Kid in a candy shop, seriously.

The colour palette we settled on is truly divine – Mud’s super popular ash grey, combined with an assortment of slate grey, orange (a delicious, gelati tangerine) and ‘bottle’  – a deep teal green. BASICALLY, one of you guys is gonna end up with my DREAM DINNER SET.  I hope you appreciate it. :)

As with all the other giveaways this week, there are 3 ways you can enter :

1 – PIN IT to WIN IT!  Pin the image / flyer above to your Pinterest boards using the hashtag  #TDFnewlook

2 – TWEET it!  Tweet the following ‘ thedesignfiles.net gets a new look! #TDFnewlookTABLE’

3 – Enter via FACEBOOK! Visit us on www.facebook.com/thedesignfiles and click the ‘WIN’ icon up top to enter.  (If you’re on a mobile device try this direct link if you can’t see the ‘WIN’ icon.)

You may enter up to 3 times per prize.  Once on Pinterest, once on Twitter, and once on Facebook.

As with the other giveaways this week, please note you cannot enter this giveaway by leaving a comment.  You must enter using one or all of the methods outlined above. This giveaway runs until 10.00pm this evening July 7th, and all terms and conditions are listed here.

Massive thanks to Mud Australia and to Bonnie and Neil for this incredibly generous prize.  We really are so lucky to have such support for all the crazy giveaways and promotions we dream up around here.  We heart Australian design!  Please support these lovely local design brands, with a visit to their respective websites and stockists!


by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Friday 6th July 2012


  • Sarah B 4 years ago

    Wow! What a fantastic prize! Love Bonnie & Neil :)

  • Emma 4 years ago

    arghhhh!!! out of all the ones this week I think this is the one I LOVE the most!!!

  • Oh man, I’ve entered diligently all week! Such gorgeous giveaways!

  • emma @ emmy & mouse 4 years ago

    What an awesome way to finish an amazing week of dreamy prizes!

  • Emily Nelson 4 years ago

    Tweeted, Facebooked AND pinned! I LOVE THIS SOOOO MUCH!!

  • Celeste 4 years ago

    ABSOLUTELY gorgeous. The colour combo sounds incredible xx

  • Clare 4 years ago

    Sweet holy! Man do I want this! *fingers and toes all crossed* Love your colour choices Lucy. And I’m glad you made them. Because if you hadn’t when I won (note the ‘when,’ not ‘if’ – think positive!) I would have been wracked with indecision.

  • Lauren 4 years ago

    lost for words i am in love!!!!! Just about to move as well would love some new pieces for my tiny abode!!! xxxx

  • Penny 4 years ago

    Seriously so awesome… how happy I would be if this was my dining table!

  • jasmine 4 years ago

    gorgeous. such a fabulous series of giveaways for your new look.

  • Patrice 4 years ago

    Lucy – what a massive week for you! The highlight for me each morning has been turning on the PC to see what exciting giveaway you had on offer that day. Thanks so much for all the fun. Look forward to reading the daily blog and seeing more of the new look next week when things get (a little) back to normal! :-)

  • claire 4 years ago

    what an amazing giveaway….fingers & toes crossed!! xx

  • Alice 4 years ago

    What a great way to end an amazing week of giveaways… how gorgeous would your dinner parties be with this perfect table setting partnership

  • Tessa 4 years ago

    What an amazing week , so many amazing designers.. Hoping to offer you some more fab Aussies from our site for a Giveway in a month or so x

  • Jessica Rogers 4 years ago

    oh what wonderful prizes!

  • Erica 4 years ago

    Beautiful! Wishing hard that I was drawn for this one!

  • How generous! Thanks for your offer! They are really beautiful design. We’ve just recently launched our online shop selling unique design products and will be looking into collaborating with local designers soon. Please visit our site at http://www.theflyingroom.com. Would love to know what you think!

  • Caroline 4 years ago

    GREAT prize, goosebumps kind of excitement!

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