I am so excited today as I am announcing MY VERY FIRST GIVEAWAY!! The details about the Giveaway are at the end of the post, so read on and join the fun :-)
Its amazing what treasures you can find in your home when you are not looking. I was cleaning out some stuff in my kitchen when I saw these lovely china plates that my mom had given me a few years ago.
I knew they were my great grandfathers, and therefore, very old. The engraving on the back of the plates said "GDA France" and I was dying to know more. Here's what I discovered after some research on the net.
These plates are part of the Charles Haviland china. They were originally created in 1872 in Paris. The ones that I own are from the early 1900's. Patterns on these pieces were hand painted using a liquid clay known as "Haviland Barbotine." This new way of painting on porcelain attracted the attention of great French artists, including Manet and Monet. As a result, many of the Haviland patterns were influenced by the Impressionist movement in the mid-1800s in France.
Haviland china is highly collectible due to its historical and artistic significance.
I am fascinated by the history of these lovely plates, and thrilled with my discovery :-)
Now for the Giveaway!!
A chance for my readers to win a $40 dollar gift card from the fabulous online store CSN.
CSN is the largest online retailer of home furniture. I am on the lookout for new furniture for my family room. Their choice of sectional sofas and other sofas is pretty amazing. You can use the gift card to purchase anything you like at CSN. They carry a wide range of housewares and home decor products amongst, other things!!
To enter this Giveaway all you need to do is:
1. Become a follower of my blog on my sidebar and leave me a comment. (I would love to make new friends and hear from you)
2. If you are already a follower, then just leave me a comment.
3. Announce this giveaway on your blog and let me know in another comment. If you don't have a blog, please leave your email address in your comment.
This will give you two chances to win!!
This Giveaway is open to people living in the USA and Canada only. I promise to have another giveaway for my friends around the world:-)
I shall announce the lucky winner on Sunday, the 13th of June.