Can you BELIEVE it's Christmas in 2 days!? Jeepers. Where did the year go!
NOW without gushing too much, I thought it would be appropriate, as this is our final 'proper' post for 2011, to just say a rather massive THANKYOU to all you excellent people who read this blog! You are such an AMAZING amazing bunch and I am just endlessly overwhelmed by your support and loyal readership - thankyou thankyou thankyou!
Thanks also especially to all those who came out and supported our epic TDF Open House event in Melbourne earlier this month - it was a truly beautiful thing to see so many wonderful friendly faces and meet many of you in person, and to feel a real sense of community and likemindedness amongst all of you who read this blog!
NOW just so ya know, next week we will have a little break - I really need one! But don't fret, things won't be completely silent around here. As we did last year, next week we will post the TOP 5 AUSTRALIAN HOMES from 2011, re-visiting 5 of your favourite homes as featured on the blog this year. Then we're back again with content as usual on Monday January 2nd 2012! :)
Now originally we said we would draw the winners of the 2011 Christmas Giveaway on Christmas Day... but that was before I realised Christmas was a Sunday, and anyway... who really opens their laptop on December 25th?
SO instead of waiting til Sunday, we decided to break with tradition today and forgo the usual Friday interview to announce the winners of the TDF 2011 Christmas Giveaway today!! Yeehah! We had 2,666 entries (thankyou all who completed the reader survey!) and there are just 20 giveaway winners - the lucky ones are announced below!
1 – ‘Princess & the Pea’ beach umbrella by Basil Bangs - WON BY megan [AT] jeffreybroadfield
2 – Stationery container and magnetic tower from SA design team Daniel : Emma - WON BY Lauren Mifsud
3 – Handblown glass Kink oil bottle from JamFactory in Adelaide - WON BY N. Dummigan
4 – Alby 75cm floor cushion pouf in Kvadrat Coda 410 yellow upholstery by Jardan - WON BY Janet Robe
5 – Richard Ginori ‘Blue Sponge’ 18 piece table setting from Safari Living. ($435.00 value) - WON BY mbajugi
6 – Pack of Penguin classic novels in re-released decorative cloth-bound cover designs (Pride and Predjudice, Charlotte Bronte, Alice in Wonderland, Little Women, Sense and Sensibility). - WON BY Adriana Christianson
7 – Pack of six wines from Yering Station - WON BY talk [AT] arwengiel
8 – Set of 6 Inky napkins, yellow hakea placemats and pink geometric coasters fromBonnie and Neil - WON BY Suzanne Karagiannis
9 – Scandi Phone from Vintage & Nostalgia Co - WON BY jessica [AT] honeymoonchil
10 – Phillippa’s delectable Christmas Hamper containing plum pudding, a dozen mince pies, caramel brandy sauce, cranberry and orange biscotti, iced gingerbread Christmas trees, red pepper relish, parmesan sables and peppered cashews. - WON BY aysengazi [AT] gmail
11 – Made by Mosey plush hot air balloon hanging mobile - WON BY Mimikletterbox
12 – Pack of Melbourne design titles from Thames and Hudson including Characters by Stephen Banham, Forty-Six Square Metres by Stuart Harrison and A Place in the Sun by Stuart Harrison - WON BY Lisa Ricko@bigpond.com
13 – MINI Black Jack on-board suitcase - WON BY Olivia [AT] pips
14 – Design House Stockholm ‘Cobalt’ tableware by Catharina Keppel, including 450ml jug and mugs, from Vincent2 - WON BY Jo Brady
15 – 1 set Rachel Castle fluoro orange dot pillowcases and velvet yellow pom cushion - WON BY jjlillico [AT] gmail
16 – Art Series Hotel accommodation package including an overnight stay for two people at The Olsen in a Studio Suite, two hour Kronan Bicycle Hire, car parking, late checkout of 1.00pm ($414.00 value) - WON BY Nic Wesley
17 – Harvest Textiles tote bag - WON BY giacobello [AT] hotmail
18 – NoteMaker stationery giftpack including Defonics large pencil pounch, Rollbahn notepad, Archie Grand notepad and 10-pack of Japanese washi tapes - WON BY Amy Thomson 101
20 – Acca Kappa Green Mandarin bath and body pack from Saison, including handwash, bath and showergel and soap - WON BY Jane Cockram
Massive thanks once again to all the designers, makers and brands listed above who generously contributed to this huge giveaway! AND once again, thankyou so much to you all for reading! We heart you bigtime.
And bring on 2012! x