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Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas & Giveaway

holiday table ideas & giveaway // smitten studioholiday table ideas & giveaway // smitten studioIt is probably no surprise that one of my favorite parts of the holidays is setting up a pretty table to gather around. It doesn’t have to be over the top or heavily themed, but I like to pull out the gold flatware and add a few unique pieces to make the table a little extra special. I’m calling this year’s a “natural luxe” tablescape.

To help you re-create a similar look I’ve listed a few ideas to try on your Thanksgiving table and I’ve teamed up with two amazing brands, The Citizenry and Suite One Studio, to give away these gorgeous pieces so that one lucky winner can get a head start!

thanksgiving table ideas & giveaway // smitten studio

holiday table ideas & giveaway // smitten studioholiday table ideas & giveaway // smitten studioholiday table ideas & giveaway // smitten studioIdea 1: Layer multiple dishes and napkins for extra depth.

For a holiday table I usually like to start with a charger, then add a napkin, then dinner plate and usually top it off with something decorative (like the pheasant feather) at each place setting. This table got its’ extra layer of luxe with the gold rimmed dessert plate and gold rimmed bowl that would be perfect for a little amuse bouche.

holiday table ideas & giveaway // smitten studioIdea 2: Create a centerpiece from the produce aisle.

Thanksgiving celebrates a time of harvest and bounty so why not create a centerpiece from the farmer’s market or just the produce aisle at your local grocery store. To keep it looking tasteful I stuck with a monochromatic palette. I love the texture of the artichokes which I used to make the bulk of the arrangement and then added in pears, gourds, and a little eucalyptus to fill it out.

holiday table ideas & giveaway // smitten studioholiday table ideas & giveaway // smitten studioIdea 3: Keep it neutral but play up textures.

This year I stuck with a neutral color palette and relied heavily on the patterns and textures of all the natural elements to up the luxe factor. Black, white, brown, and gold make for a rich color combination but bringing in the textures of the cow horn tumbler, pheasant feather, marble tabletop, cowhide rug, and wood grain planter take it to a whole ‘nother level.

The Citizenry & Suite One Studio Giveaway Details…
One winner will receive:
1 set of 2 Cow Horn Tumblers
1 Handcarved Adia Wood Planter
1 set of 2 Gold Rimmed Bowls
1 set of 2 Gold Rimmed Dessert Plates

TO ENTER: simply leave a comment below saying which tablescape idea you’d most likely try out, or a favorite one of your own, AND then enter here.

Entries must be posted by this Friday, November 21st. One winner will be chosen at random. Good Luck!

Sorry, limited to US readers only. Winner will be contacted by email once comments close and then announced on the bottom of this post soon after.

Images by Sarah Sherman Samuel

Additional Product Sources: Gold Flatware by West Elm // Gold Chargers by Target // Black & White Napkins by A Sunny Afternoon // Brass Goblets are vintage // Ceramic Cake Stand by Suite One Studio // Black Plates by CB2 // Table by Organic Modernism // Chairs are vintage

UPDATE: The giveaway is now closed and a winner has been selected. Thanks to everyone for entering and congrats to Carin Doliva.

birthday giveaway ~ now closed

a sunny afternoon giveaway // smitten studioToday I turn the big (not big at all) 32! I wanted to celebrate my birthday on the blog with a little A Sunny Afternoon giveaway! One reader will receive one of my small Walnut Arrow serving boards, (of course lovingly made by my dad and me) perfect for hanging on your kitchen wall, throwing me a birthday party ;), or just styling up your afternoon tea.

To enter simply leave a comment below telling me your favorite A Sunny Afternoon item.

Entries must be posted by next Monday, March 3rd. One winner will be chosen at random. Good Luck!

Sorry, limited to US readers only. Winner will be contacted by email once comments close and then announced on the bottom of this post soon after.

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who entered, it was wonderful reading your favorite pieces and thank you so much for all of the birthday wishes! Congrats to Cassie who is the winner of this giveaway.

Images by Jessie Webster for A Sunny Afternoon, Styling by Sarah Sherman Samuel

a sunny afternoon valentine’s picnic & giveaway

a sunny afternoon // chalkboard mag // heirloom LA // picnic giveawayT-minus 2 days until Valentine’s day! We are celebrating this year with a giveaway over on The Chalkboard Mag. Enter to win one of my A Sunny Afternoon baskets packed full with a delicious picnic for two by Heirloom LA.

Get all of the giveaway details here.

Also make sure to check out all the photos (Rupert and I had to sample the menu, you know just to make sure it was O.K. :) and by O.K. I mean INCREDIBLE) and see the full feature here.

Image by Yayo Ahumada for The Chalkboard Mag

Home for the Holidays – Campbell’s Homestyle Soup Pinterest Contest!

If you’ve been following me on Pinterest you may notice I am starting to get into the holiday spirit. Here’s a little round-up of a few of my favorite pins that are getting me nostalgic and feeling festive for the holidays.

home for the holidays contest // campbell's homestyle soup // smitten studioI haven’t lived in Michigan for 8 years, but every time the holidays come around I head back home to the “Mitten State” and to the snow, my family, and my oldest friends. It’s the time of year that you get to slow down and enjoy each others company, take part in traditions and start new ones. You know I am BIG on traditions, so I get a little extra giddy decorating the tree with my mom, taking time to play in the snow until you can’t feel your nose and then warming up by a crackling fire, getting overzealous over board games, and baking traditional holiday treats together. I CAN’T WAIT!

And now here’s your opportunity to get home for the holidays…

I’m partnering with Campbell’s Homestyle soup this holiday season for the Campbell’s Homestyle Takes You Home Pin it to Win it sweepstakes. Check out their video here and then visit CampbellsHomestyle.com from now until 12/16 for a chance to win one of fifteen $500 airline gift cards to help you get home!

To enter select a photo on CampbellsHomestyle.com that reminds you of home (or you can upload one of your own images), then enter your email address, and lastly pin the photo that you picked to your Pinterest board of choice. Easy peasy… good luck!!

*This post is brought to you in collaboration with Campbell’s Homestyle Soup

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A Sunny Afternoon Giveaway (closed)

picnic basket giveaway // a sunny afternoonpicnic basket giveaway // a sunny afternoonI couldn’t be happier with the positive response I have gotten with A Sunny Afternoon. I am ecstatic to know that so many of you were also looking for special little items to dress up your picnic and table. So, I want to say thank you to all of the Smitten Studio readers by giving away one of our picnic baskets.

picnic giveaway // a sunny afternoonpicnic basket giveaway // a sunny afternoon // smitten studiopicnic basket giveaway // a sunny afternoonTo enter simply “like” A Sunny Afternoon on facebook and head to the shop to pick out your favorite tea towel. Leave a comment here saying which tea towel you’d match up with the basket. *Bonus points if you share where your favorite picnic spot is. :)

Entries must be posted by this Friday, August 9th. One winner will be chosen at random. Good Luck!

Sorry, limited to US readers only. Winner will be contacted by email once comments close and then announced on the bottom of this post soon after.

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who entered it was wonderful reading about all of your favorite picnic spots! Every one of them made me want to grab my basket and head outside. Congrats to Heidi who is the winner of this giveaway.

Images by Jessie Webster for A Sunny Afternoon, Styling by Sarah Sherman Samuel

metallic planner giveaway

smitten studio planner giveawayYou may remember from my instagram when I first spotted the collection I designed for Greenroom of metallic patterned planners in Target. I received a few emails from people that were not able to find them in their local Target so I thought I would give a couple away here!

To give you the quick run down, they are hard cover monthly/weekly planners that run from January 2013 through December 2013. Perfect timing for the new year! The interior pages for all of the planners are the same, which include extra blank note pages, contact pages, and other fun resource pages.

planner givaway Designs numbered 1 – 3 all approximately measure 6″ x 8″ and design number 4 is 8.5″ x 11″. To win one of these just leave a comment below saying which design you would choose and then like Smitten Studio on Facebook here. Entries must be posted by this Friday, January 4th. 3 winners will be chosen at random. Good Luck!

UPDATE: Congrats to Katherine, Frances, & Sam for being the winners this time. Thanks to everyone for participating. I loved hearing from you. 

Sorry, limited to US readers only. Winner will be contacted by email once comments close and then announced on the bottom of this post soon after.