Monday, March 4, 2013

A St. Patricks Drawing

Gentle Friends the weekend was probably the most normal one I've Have in a few weeks - we went out thrifting... nothing to buy, and I certainly don't need a thing!! - went to dinner with Friends on Friday and Saturday nights - I love it when someone else cooks and cleans!!   - and - even got a little stitching in here and there!!  However, I also had a frog or two yesterday from the little stitching, so I didn't get as much in as I took out, but thems the breaks sometimes.
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A few months back I found a really sweet piece of Belleek porcelain - and thought then it would make a super Gift-a-Way in March.  I also picked up a copy of "The Quiet Man" directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara - one of my favorite films - and a great treat to see around St Patrick's Day.  My St Patrick's Gift-a-Way is totally Irish - a great film and a shamrock covered jug!!



The piece of Belleek is  a small jug shape with a 2nd green mark indicating it was made between 1955 and 1965 (but I could be wrong about the dating of the mark those green marks all kinda look the same to me)

Now, anyone from anywhere can enter this Gift-a-Way, so long as I can get in contact with you at the end and you can receive mail - easy peasy.  Just leave your entry in the Comments on this Post Only and that's about all you have to do!!  Since St Patrick's falls on a Sunday, I'll have the "Hag Claw" and "Who Hounds" do the drawing on the 17th and announce the Winner on Monday, 3/18.  You have two weeks to get your name into the drawing as I will close it out on Friday afternoon, 3/15.
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That's about it for today sports fans - thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

69 comments:

  1. Count me in please! I love Belleek!And a good old movie!AriadnefromGreece!

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  2. I love Saint Patricks Day! I have to say I think other than Christmas it is my favorite holiday. I would love to enter for this drawing, I have never seen that movie.

    Thank you for the Gift-A-Way :)

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  3. WOW! I'm really first? Cool. LOVE that movie! John Wayne just does it for me, whether he's a cowboy, detective or handsome Irish lad! And the Beleek is very pretty. I enjoyed the factory when I was there. Pick me! Pick me!

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  4. What a lovely gift-a-way! So glad to hear you had a more "normal" weekend. I am always striving for the elusive normality of Life. Enter me in the gift-a-way and also send me your e-mail address. I switched over to another account and lost most of my contacts
    speedycat11@hotmail.com

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  5. Oh my...this is such a wonderful giveaway! I LOVE that movie and the sweet pitcher is a nice touch!
    Please include me in your giveaway.
    Thank you!

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  6. Hi Edgar so glad to see that life is getting back to normal for you.

    Love the little jug and the movie does look interesting - throw my name into the pot, please.

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  7. What a lovely gift-a-way. Please count me in.

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  8. What a great Giveaway please include me in the drawing. My Mom and I watched that movie every time it came on tv then on the VCR when ever Mom wanted me to set it up for her. And the little pitch would be great to add to my other Irish pieces.

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  9. Oh please enter me for your gift-away! Both are awesome gifts.

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  10. That's my favorite movie! And green is my favorite color! lol I do love John and Maureen together, their chemistry is amazing.

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  11. A beautiful giveaway Edgar, such a pretty little jug.
    Good luck to all who enter.

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  12. Fun St. Pat's gift-a-way. Love to be entered. Was in SF on a layover with hubby last week. LOVED it. Stopped in an Irish pub for a tasty beverage. Definitely going back.

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  13. Glad you had a nice weekend. I actually got some stitching in myself yesterday for the first time in ages. I love Belleek and I love the hag claw drawings so please enter me!

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  14. Edgar I always love reading about the things you find. I find your give away very interesting and have never seen this John Wayne movie. Please enter me in for a chance to win.
    Happy Stitching
    Denise

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  15. Love your St. Patrick's Day giveaway. I would love to be entered please.

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  16. I love Beleek and that small jug is adorable. Thank you for the opportunity to win it.

    Barb

    Brohr4ATcomcastDOTnet

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  17. Dearest Edgar: I have every movie John Wayne ever made even the small parts he was in give me goose bumps.
    Please donot enter me in your givaway, I already have the movie, I have done some stitching on your beautiful canvas I won, I am totally in love with it, i will have it proffessionally finished into a pillow for our leather sofa.
    Thank-you Sir
    for a beautiful blog to follow and the lovely canvas.
    Catherine

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  18. What a generous offering on your part!
    I would love to take part in your drawing!
    I do love Belleek!

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  19. Happy St Patricks Day to you, Edgar!
    I love The Quiet Man with John Wayne.

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  20. Please enter me! I love the Quiet Man. And I'm also part Irish (my Mom was born on St. Patrick's Day, as was my uncle three years earlier).

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  21. A perfect Irish combination! 'The Quiet Man' is a favorite that I watch
    every time I catch it on. Belleek's shamrock's are just right and look
    great anywhere.
    Thanks for the kind and generous offerings!
    Please include me the the 'hag claw' drawing....

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  22. Top o' the afternoon to ya! lol I really Love all things Irish and would love my name to be in your "bowl of destiny". The Quiet Man is also one of my favorites that I've never grow tired of. Jane

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  23. You're so sweet to have a giveaway! I love Belleek porcelain! Never seen that movie either! Thanks!

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  24. Please enter me in your drawing. I enjoy reading your blog so much! SF is one of my favorite cities and The Quiet Man one of my favorite movies.

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  25. Lovely give-away, Edgar. I have never seen the Quiet Man. I know I know....I think I have seen every John Wayne but that one. I always miss it on TCM. Speaking of TCM what do you think my chances are of Robert Osborne accepting an invitation to my house for dinner? lol I would love to pick his brain.

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  26. I would love to win! I have to tell you that for Valentines Day, my husband took me to see a classic showing of the Quiet Man. Seeing it on the big screen was great! To see all the expressions at all the lines I know by heart was perfect! You just can't see that on the TV!! Have a wonderful SPD!!!

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  27. What a neat giveaway Edgar. I would love to be entered.

    Linda

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  28. Hi Edgar, I have been lurking on your blog for quite some time and enjoy both your beautiful stitching and your movie reviews and the glimpses of San Francisco - a city I would love to visit. I could not resist entering this give-away. The Quiet Man is one of my favorite movies and I love Belleek! thank you for all you do,
    Lori

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  29. Hi Edgar, I would love to enter in your draw.
    Hugs and kisses

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  30. That small jug is very cute! Please count me in on your gift away.
    Thank you for the chance.

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  31. Edgar I would love to be entered in your fabulous St Patricks Days giveaway. I love the pottery and would love to see the movie. Thanks for the chance. Pat
    p.matejcek@yahoo.com

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  32. It is nice when life can get back to normal after a period of difficulty, isn't it? I would love to be entered in the giveaway. I have never seen that movie and the jar looks like a perfect snippets jar! I love the shamrocks on it.

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  33. I would love to be entered in your giveaway! I have never seen that movie and the jar looks to be a perfect snippets jar! I just love the shamrocks on it.

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  34. Edgar, I would love to win that beautiful piece of Belleck and who doesn't love a John Wayne movie. Thanks for having a great giveaway.

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  35. Lovely giveaway Edgar - just adore that little shamrock jug. Please throw me in the BOD!

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  36. Edgar, I've been following your blog for some time and really enjoy it! I enjoy the food, the pictures, and of course the stitching. I have a few pieces of Beleek that I treasure.

    Lynn

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  37. What a lovely giveaway! I would love a chance to enter...thanks!

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  38. I'm glad you enjoyed your weekend.

    I enjoy hearing about San Fran as we visit there from time to time to see our DD.

    Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks!

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  39. Edgar, I would love to win this gift-a-way! I so enjoy reading your posts and admirong your stitching. I hope the Who hounds pick me!
    Allie

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  40. Well, I HAVE to chime in here to enter this giveaway! LOVE Belleek, and don't have that piece. And The Quiet Man is one that I start looking for on t.v. every year, but it seems more and more they don't show it...Having the DVD solves THAT problem! Thanks for the offerings! Hugs!

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  41. Hi, I enjoy your blog so much, lovely selection for a giftaway! Please post more photos of your fur kids. Blessings, Shari in KY momoshari@yahoo.com

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  42. Love all things for st. Patrick's day. I have never seen that movie , sounds good. Thanks for the chance to win in your lovely giveaway.

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  43. Glad to hear that things are calming down and that you had a enjoyable weekend :-)

    Since my maiden name is "Cassidy", how can I not try for a chance at your Irish Gift-a-Way?? Thanks so much for the chance... I'm one of those people that haven't seen "The Quiet Man" either.

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  44. Please enter me in your drawing, how generous of you! The Belleck piece is lovely?

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  45. I love reading your blog. I love old movies so its always fun to see what you are viewing.

    I love your giveaway and would appreciate being entered.

    Kathy

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  46. Happy St. Patrick's day! Thank you Edgar!

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  47. I would love to be encluded on the gift away. Love all things Irish. We watch this every year.Shann

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  48. Hello Edgar! Maybe i will have some Irish luck and win!
    dq bogfairy@yahoo.com

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  49. Oh please enter me in your drawing! I love this movie! I don't think you can find any better, John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara in a great movie. And my daughter-in-law's birthday is St. Patrick's Day, I would love to have the little pitcher for her. I always look forward to reading your blog, I must say (former Santa Cruz resident here!). Thanks for writing.
    Judy E
    gypsyelves@gmail.com

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  50. I love The Quiet Man too and a little Belleek never hurts. I'd love to be included in your St. Patrick's Day gift away.

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  51. Hi Edgar,
    I love Belleek and that creamer would fit nicely in my collection :) I live in Northern California not far from SF and I was wondering if you ever shop at the Elegant Stitch in North Modesto? Mary A

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  52. Edgar!
    I've been missing in action and almost completely ground to a total blog-stop since my life upheaval last May (left the hubby after 25 years!)
    I've not read blogs since then and I'd like you to know that yours was the first one that I clicked on - and it's like catching up with an old friend (yes, I know - go easy on the old!!) YOu are still blogging about such wonderful treasures and your cooking and omg - love that sampler you have recently finished.
    Huggity Hugs Edgar - I really feel that I've rekindled a long-lost friendship. (no need to enter me in the competition - thanks anyway!)

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  53. Enter me in your fabulous give away. Lets see if I have the luck of the Irish and win!!!
    Lisa Williams
    Leelee624@aol.com

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  54. What a generous person you are!!! You certainly know how to pick nice 'gifties'. I'm not Irish, but I'd sure love to win because I love Belleek and I don't have any.

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  55. Hi Edgar,
    I love reading your blog & check every morning to see if you have a new entry. You do brighten up my day. As for the drawing I am a huge fan of Belleek & also John Wayne & The Quiet Man is one of my favs & I do not have it. Both items would be going to a great stitching home.
    Peggy

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  56. Would love to win. I love the Belleek!

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  57. What a wonderful giveaway, Edgar. The Baleek jug is a real treasure. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks.

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  58. I always read your blog and love your stitching and cooking!
    What a fun giveaway! I love Belleek and movies! Please enter me and I hope I'll be receiving a package from you soon! Thanks! fnelson1@comcast.net

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  59. Oh Edgar, this little jug is so cute. It would be so easy to find a spot for it. Please include me in your drawing. jadesmom@gmail.com
    Thanks for the chance :-)
    Sandy/ AlbanyNY

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  60. Beautiful drawing. I would like to enter. Thank you.
    cheree93@aol.com

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  61. Edgar,what a super giveaway!!! I would love to win, my late next door neighbor was a HUGE John Wayne fan and The Quiet Man her favorite movie!!! The little porcelin piece is darling!!!

    Ellen S

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  62. My Mother would love the Belleek and the movie. She collects little bits of Irish porcelain on and off. Her grandparents were born in Ireland. She had me cross-stitch the Irish saying (May the road......) many years ago. Long saying, almost all green. I was so glad when it was finished. It hangs in her living room and she loves it. cjeffrey@optonline.net

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  63. What a fun giveaway!! Please count me in!

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  64. Edgar - what a super give away. Please put me in on beef scented paper for the Who Hounds.

    I have 1 piece Belleek so if I win I would almost have a collection.

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  65. Please enter me - I would love to win. I visited Ireland where the movie was filmed, and I'm a long time Beleek fan. Thank you for such a beautiful blog.

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  66. One of John Wayne's best films! Love it. Please enter me in the drawing. I enjoy reading your blog and thanks for sharing your talent and your adventures!

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  67. Oh, Happy St. Patrick's Day from this Irish girl! I have a small collection of Belleek, mostly pieces that were my Mother's - would love to add your little jug. And who doesn't love Maureen O'Hara?

    Thank you for the opportunity!

    Mary in MN

    m_kaeding@hotmail.com

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  68. Oh please enter me in your wonderful give-a-way. I come from an Irish-American family and collect all things Irish. Thank you so much for the opportunity! Love your blog,
    Rose K
    rosek1870@gmail.com

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  69. Count me in, please! Lovely little jug - and I love Maureen O'Hara!

    greyowl60@yahoo.com

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