Category Archives: Giveaway

Giveaway Time!

I am thrilled that Erica Eriksdotter will be in Richmond this weekend showing her amazing art at the Art Affair on Saturday (10am – 5pm) and Sunday (11am – 4pm) at the corner of Cary and Westmoreland Streets.  If you are local, go check out her art in person and say hi to Erica.  I am looking forward to attending!  Check out some of her fabulous work:

{African Purple}

{Petals in a Gray Sky}

{Pink Closed Tulip}

Erica’s art has been featured all over the blogosphere, and has been invited to participate in numerous art shows

Lucky for you, Erica has generously offered a Spark! reader a pack of her beautiful stationery reflecting a sampling of her gorgeous work. 

To enter, visit Erica’s website and then leave a comment here telling me your favorite piece of her artwork.  If you mention the giveaway on Facebook or Twitter, leave an additional comment for another entry!

The giveaway closes on Sunday, October 17, 2010, at midnight (EST).  I hope to see you at the Art Affair and good luck!

And the winner is…. chose entrant number 8, Jessie, as the winner of the CSN Stores giveaway!  Congratulations, Jessie.  Make sure you come back and let us know what you choose to purchase with your gift card!  (and y’all be sure to check out Jessie’s cute blog: the long and the short of it)

Thank you to CSN Stores and to all who entered the contest!  It was spark!’s biggest giveaway participation to-date.  I love you guys!   

{Image from Etsy shop Reiter8}

Did Someone Say Giveaway?

I am thrilled to be giving away a $70 gift certificate to CSN Stores.  Known for everything from wall sconces and rugs, to furniture and tableware, CSN Stores has over 200 online stores to choose from.  And because they are an on-line only retailer (with no overhead!), their prices are considerably lower than many of their competitors.

I really like their mirror selection, their Le Creuset stock, and their ubiquitous koi pitchers, but I especially love CSN’s selection of rugs:

{Courtyard Indoor/Outdoor Rug}

{Sawgrass Mills Tribecca Indoor/Outdoor Rug}

{Fallon Ivory/Golden Brown Contemporary Rug}

{Chocolate/Ivory Dhurrie}

To enter to win the $70 gift certificate to CSN Stores, you must: be a U.S. or Canadian resident, be a follower of Spark! and leave a comment on this post.

If you blog about this giveaway, or post this link on Facebook or Twitter, you may leave a second comment and be entered again!

The giveaway ends at midnight EST on Friday, July 9, 2010.  I will randomly chose the winner using  Good luck!!

Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to SANDY (entrant #12 chosen by for winning Traveling Savannah, A Girls Guide by Meredith Gaunce!   Thank you to all the participants and espeically to Meredith — go check out her website and get yourself a copy!

{Image of Forsyth Park Courtesy of National Park Service}

Giveaway: Traveling Savannah, A Girl’s Guide!

Today I am giving away a book all about my favorite city in the world: Savannah! 

The author, a native Savannahian (and my friend and colleague), Meredith Gaunce, has written an absolutely delightful book geared towards fun-loving women about great restaurants, shops, spas and more that are “off the beaten tourist path.”   Did you know that Savannah was the 3rd most popular U.S. city for ladies trips in 2009?!

The illustrations by Erin Salzer Hanna are absolutely stunning.  I love this rendering below of the UH-MAZE-ING cookie shop: Two Smart Cookies. 


This gal did her research — I lived in Savannah for 4 years and came across some new places that I have never even heard of!  Although I won’t give too much away, the book covers all of my favorites in Savannah, most especially The Tea Room, Soho South Cafe and the fabulous boutique, Bleu Belle. 

You can only buy the book online (go check out the website) and at local Savannah bookstores, but lucky for you, you can win this awesome girls guide by being a follower of Spark! and leaving a comment below.  If you mention the giveaway on your blog, Facebook or Twitter, leave another comment, and you will be entered twice!  The giveaway closes on Friday, May 21st at midnight EST, and the winner will be chosen at random and announced on Saturday, May 22nd. 

Thanks so much to Meredith Gaunce and good luck  y’all!

Giveaway Winners!

Congratulations to Yancey and Caroline, the Arts in the Park Giveaway winners!

Thank you to all of the participants and, of course, to the generous and talented Erica of Studio Eriksdotter

Arts in the Park Giveaway!

Arts in the Park, one of the top art shows in the country, will be held in Richmond this weekend in Byrd Park! 

Erica Eriksdotter is one of the very talented artists featured at Arts in the Park this year.

Erica creates exquisite acrylic and watercolor paintings.

Erica has generously offered two sets of stationery depicting five of Erica’s gorgeous works of art to Spark! readers.  These variety packs are created just for Spark! readers — they are beautiful! 


To enter the giveaway, please go check out her work at Studio Eriksdotter and leave a comment on this post telling us your favorite painting.  If you tweet, blog or post a link on Facebook about this giveaway, leave another comment and get an additional entry!  We are giving one pack away to two readers, so your odds of winning are excellent!  🙂

To all my local readers, head out to Byrd Park this weekend and check out Erica and Arts in the Park!

{All images courtesy of Erica Eriksdotter/Studio Eriksdotter}