Sunday, December 22, 2013

A Christmas Giveaway from Everyday is a Holiday & Spode (GIVEAWAY CLOSED)



This is a very special time of year for many of us. Even if you're not completely obsessed with your collections like I am...I'm betting you've got a pretty big handful of things that you just need to bring out year after year to make the holidays that much more magical. Family heirlooms, favorite decorations, personal treasures, and even those quirky little things that date back to your childhood that maybe look a little worse for the wear but they're priceless to you. 
Being a collector, I'm simply enchanted by the memories (real or imagined) attached to these holiday things. I've even been known to calculate the passage of time by how many Christmas trees I've had between life events. I'll say "Aar, that was like three Christmas trees ago." Yeah...maybe Jenny Holiday is a very fitting name! 

So, when we were contacted to possibly host a giveaway of Spode, we didn't have to think for a moment. We grew up hearing the name, seeing it in gift shops, in catalogs, Macy's. For 75 years they've been bringing out a whole new collection of holiday goodies...Always classic and heirloom quality.  


Here at casa de Holiday we have the Christmas Tree Peppermint Cake plate and server. I thought it worked perfectly to serve up these super fun cupcakes. And just so I can get to use the matching server I'm planning on baking a gingerbread bundt cake for the second wave of partying. It's a set that will be a focal point year after year. I kinda like the idea that having this set will pretty much compel me to bake up the perfect treat every Christmas. 

I'm totally in love with the motif, simply titled Christmas Tree. 

It's one of Spode's most well known designs and was first introduced in 1938. So yeah...it's the 75th anniversary of the Christmas Tree design. Me and Aaron absolutely love the colors and decorations on the tree...there are little Japanese lanterns, pastel toned birds, and bits of pink and aqua tied in with the traditional Christmas colors. 


And we're thrilled to be hosting this giveaway!


One very lucky Everyday is a Holiday blog reader will win this classic, nostalgic, and adorable little set. If you enter, the Spode Christmas Tree Sugar Bowl & Creamer Set can be all yours! All you have to do to enter is like Spode/Portmeirion Group on Facebook and leave a comment below telling us what your favorite decoration to bring out each year is.

You can find The Portmeirion group on pinterest as well! They have some fabulously festive boards and they host not only Spode, but also Royal Worcester and Pimpernel tabletop brands. 

For an extra entry Pin this giveaway on pinterest and leave a separate comment letting us know you did!

Good Luck!! Merry Christmas guys!
xo Jenny & Aaron

42 comments:

  1. I just pinned the giveaway! Lovely goodies from this company - I actually had never heard of them before! Thanks so very much!

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  2. I liked the Portmeiron/Spode Group on FB. My favorite holiday decoration is our "First Christmas" ornament. We always save that one for last and put it on the tree together - sealing it with a kiss. Definitely my favorite part of trimming the tree.

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  3. Love the dinner ware,Wonderful design to complete the Holiday table setting for my Family! Love this idea!

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  4. I liked Portmeirion on facebook. Love this pattern.

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  5. I also pinned this giveaway on Pinterest. Hope I win!

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  6. What a sweet giveaway! Hmmmm.....my favorite thing to bring out would have to be.....hmmmm.......our collection of Christmas stockings. We have them hanging everywhere! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  7. And I just pinned it too! Thanks again!

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  8. I guess the most favorite would have to be my son's "baby's first Christmas ornament" though I love my collections too!

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  9. I have "Liked" the Spode/Portmeirion page on Face Book

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  10. My absolute favorite Christmas decoration is an old mercury glass ornament that belonged to my parents. It's round in shape with a depression in the front. Inside the depression is a glass vial the holds an orange liquid. I was always fascinated by it as a child, watching the movement of the liquid reflected in the mercury glass. One year, Mom and Dad gave it to me and I was thrilled! It always makes me smile and remember those Christmas' past when I take it out of its special box and hang it on the tree each year. Hugs, Leena

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  11. I pinned the give away to my Blog Give Aways board on Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/pin/280630620504391963/

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  12. I love to bring out the Nativity Scene and our Nutcracker collection. I also have some place settings of Christmas tree Spode and finally get to use it this year!

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  13. I like Spode/Portmeirion Group on FB(Kelly D Saver) and I like bringing out a ceramic nativity set that my kids and I painted together.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  14. pinned
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/170925748331462219/
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  15. I like to bring out these dishes each year. I do need the sugar and creamer to complete my set!

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  16. I pinned it onto my Pinterest blog giveaway board http://www.pinterest.com/pin/275704808412423665/ Merry Christmas!

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  17. I liked their page on FB and my fave decoration to put out every year is our ornaments ... every one has a story!!

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  18. My favorite Christmas decorations are my 2 gnomes from Germany. They are so festive and vintage looking.

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  19. i liked on facebook under bri tom

    i love getting out all the ornaments like "newly engaged" or the kid's first christmas. and all the ones they have made at school or we have let them pick out.

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  20. My favorite decoration is my Christmas house my dad built for me. Well he built 5 of them one for me and each of my sisters and our brother. It is the most precious item I own.

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  21. The cupcakes looks so delicious! x
    http://lornaswishingwell.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. Just liked on Facebook - didn't know they had a page! Love my Spode Christmas Tree & use it every year throughout the holidays. Also our wedding china is Royal Worcester, part of their group. My favorite ornaments are those my now adult children made in elementary school. A little worn, perhaps, but always part of our Christmas tree!

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  23. Pinned on my Christmas board on Pinterest! Merry Christmas!

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  24. Great giveaway! I "liked" the group on FB. My favorite decoration is definitely the Christmas tree. I love decorating it differently each year!

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  25. I pinned this as well. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/139752394660729601/

    Merry Christmas!

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  26. I liked Spode on FB. Merry Christmas!

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  27. I love this stuff! I just went over to the Spode website and found the Christmas Tree items are WAY on sale, like half price; and then they give you a 20% discount extra! I just ordered a set of the dishes to complete mine. I love the candy cane stripes on some of the pieces too. Merry merry! Now, my favorite decoration is the creche set my parents bought back in the 1950's.

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  28. Liked on FB
    My favorite decoration is a crocheted angel tree topper :)

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  29. I love the tree and all of the ornaments. :-)

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  30. My favorite decoration is my pink Christmas tree!! I liked Spode/Pomeirion on Facebook too!

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  31. I pinned this! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/149322543869070765/

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  32. We have some ornaments from the 50's that belonged to my grandmother. Every year they get a place of honor on our tree. A little Christmas mouse with a bell and a nativity ornament.

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  33. I love putting out all of our Christmas decorations! It makes the house feel so festive! I also 'liked' Spode on FB.

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  34. I liked the Portmeirion Group page on FB. My favorite is decorating the tree!

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  35. I have pinned the giveaway on Pinterest! Would love to win!

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  36. My favorite ornaments are the ones my best friend cross stitched for me year after year when we were in middle school. They make me smile!

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  37. I've been collecting Spode since I was 17, when I was given a pomander in the Christmas Tree pattern. I would love the creamer and sugar because it seems I also acquired a husband from England who drinks tea! P.S. I "liked" Spode on Facebook, too.

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  38. My favorite thing to do in December is getting out my Spode dishes and swapping them with my everyday dishes. We use the Spode dishes the whole month. I likes you on facebook

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  39. I have some of the Christmas Tree Spode that I love to bring out for Christmas!

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  40. I liked & pinned this awesome giveaway. My favorite decorations to bring out are my ornaments that I made myself. Glitter, glitter & more glitter. :)

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  41. I hope you had, and continue to enjoy, a Merry Christmas! My mother always enjoyed the Spode Christmas china and uses it still, though I love Portmeirion and it has been my every day dinnerware for 18 years.
    Fave ornament - a cloisonne nutcracker
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