Good Saturday morning. Today is a day of celebrations and giveaways. First I want to officially crown the winner of the Summer Love contest, congratulations goes to Ed for submitting this winning picture, this cutie pie looks like she loves summer and bonus points to her for sporting monograms! Please contact us at email@example.com to claim your prize and provide your shipping info so your first of three goodies can be on it’s way. Thank you for sending us your adorable photo and putting a smile on everyone’s face, and congratulations as well to the beautiful runner up. These two plus so many more were all award winning pictures if you ask me. We will hold our next contest, Fall Love sometime in October so start thinking about your entry:) _____________________________ Moving along to my melamine collection. I can’t tell you how much I love it, I am really really proud of it. What happens is when I cannot find something that I really want and must have, then I look to create it. And that is precisely what happened here. I found melamine but didn’t love the patterns that I was finding, I wanted something sophisticated and dressed up. I started with my original blue/white pattern then introduced two new gorgeous ones this year. I love all three and these have become not only my everyday dishes outside but indoors too:) So today a look at all three of my beautiful patterns “in action” including two recent tablescapes that I really love and a giveaway. To top it all off, through tomorrow all melamine is 20% off the entire collection. We just got back in the original pattern and replenished the two new patterns so are fully stocked now. I love seeing peoples expressions when they think it’s china but pick it up, and realize it is melamine. Have to say it is kind of fun to watch them react and gives me a little secret pleasure:) I started with a crisp white tablecloth, added my beautiful village scene tulipieres, fresh flowers (of course), my pagoda flatware and my wonderful melamine. Take a look- The original blue/white pattern (we had done a photo shoot here) The new orange/blue pattern- (have not done a photo shoot with these yet) The new blue/green pattern- (still yet to do a photo shoot with these) THE GIVEAWAY- One lucky winner will win 2 place settings plus a serving bowl (pattern of their choosing). All you need to do to enter is leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite pattern and where/how you would use it. Tomorrow morning I will announce the winner. ________________________ Clearly these melamine pieces prove they have as much right to be set on a table with a white tablecloth just as much as their competition, the almighty porcelain plate. I use mine daily inside and out, and love that they can’t chip or break, but still look great at the same time. Best part is every piece is now back in stock. If you don’t have any and suddenly find yourself “needing” some melamine in your life, take advantage of the extra 20% off through tomorrow. Click here to see the entire collection. You can thank me later:) Thanks for stopping by, wishing everyone a fantastic Saturday and hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start. Until tomorrow…..