Monday, December 26, 2011

New Year Apron Giveaway

Caramel Apple Pie Apron - A crisp bib of caramel-
colored cotton with a gathered skirt descending
from a contrasting tie-waist and pleated detailing
at the bust will be sure to keep your most prized 

silks protected from your favorite sauces.
If you've been reading Burp! for a while, you may remember being virtually introduced to my grandmother, Gladys, back in March of 2010 when I wrote about the cake we made for her 90th birthday party.

Grandma passed away this year -- the Sunday before Christmas -- peacefully, and just the way that she would have wanted.

Although it's been difficult, there is much to celebrate in the life of this woman who lived for almost a century. She lived to celebrate her 50th wedding anniversary, and 91 birthdays.  And she left behind myriad children and grandchildren who were inspired and encouraged by her life of faith and strength.

One of the things I'll always remember about my grandmother is that she never wore pants.  In fact, I can think of exactly one occasion when she put on a pair of "trousers" (as she called them) to do some particularly strenuous yard work.

Grandma was always decked out in a blouse and skirt, and almost every piece of her clothing was hand-made.  She acted as her own tailor, so every piece of her clothing fit her to a "t".

Although my grandmother wasn't a particularly adventurous cook, she was a big fan of the waist-apron, which protected her skirts from greasy or floury hands & accidental spills.  Her style was fairly conservative, so most of her aprons were plain and made to go with everything.

I'm a little different from Grandma in that way. I have a major "thing" for cute aprons... and I always feel that the more colorful they are, the better. If I had more space, and ignored my sense of frugality, I would probably own 50 of them.

This year, I was privileged to receive a Caramel Apple Apron like the one pictured above, from Shabby Apple.com.  The apron is just as cute as you would expect, with designer details that make it not only a practical kitchen item, but also an adorable fashion statement. The apron is well constructed, made with sturdy cotton fabric and cute retro detailing, including somewhat unusual cotton rope ties (rather than fabric) at both the neck and waist.  I would have been happy to find a utility pocket or two in the front of the apron, which would have increased the apron's utility; but overall it's a nifty little addition to my collection. And maybe, just maybe, I carry a little piece of my grandmother with me when I'm wearing my apron in the kitchen.

In honor of Gladys, who would have been 92 years old this spring, I'm pleased to offer one lucky reader a Shabby Apple Caramel Apple apron. This giveaway is a big THANK YOU to all of our loyal readers for being with us in 2011, reading and commenting, and reminding us of what's really important.

So, try your hand at winning a Caramel Apple apron.  And usher in all that delicious cooking for 2012 with style.
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For your chance to win a Shabby Apple Caramel Apple Apron like the one pictured (a $40 value), please read the instructions below. Be sure to leave a comment for each entry (and leave your email address if you don't have it listed on your blog/contact info).   Please note that this contest is limited to residents of the United States. Contest ends 12/31/11 at NOON (CST).

Mandatory entry 
(must be completed or no other entries will count):   
Extra entries – please leave a comment for each additional entry, letting us know you completed it
  • Visit ShabbyApple.com, take a look at the products on their site and let us know which one is your favorite. 
  • Use the following text to tweet about this giveaway (please leave a link to your tweet in the comments for credit):  
    • Shabby Apple Apron giveaway - #win @Burp_blog:  Ends 12/31 #giveaway
NOTE:  The lucky winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Facebook on January 2, 2012 .  The winner will be emailed separately to arrange for mailing of the prize pack.

Full Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by ShabbyApple.com.  We were sent a free Caramel Apple Apron for the purpose of this review and giveaway. However, all opinions expressed in this review are our own.

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25 comments:

  1. Also visited Shabbyapple.com and MAN, I LOVE their Luce Del Sole ring.

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  2. I like shabby apple on fb!

    Caustelle @ gmail.com

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  3. My favorite dress is the l'opera dress! It might just have to be purchased for spring!!

    Caustelle at gmail.com

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  4. Ooh beautiful clothes at the Shabby Apple FB page!

    Julie jlh922@hotmail.com

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  5. I liked Shabby Apple on FB.

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  6. I like Shabby Apple on Facebook.

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  7. *One* favorite, really? Ok, ok, I really like the Amethyst dress.

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  8. I tweeted about the giveaway. https://twitter.com/#!/memalou/status/151453937092935680

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  9. Sorry to hear about the loss of your grandmother. My grandmother was the same way - loved to look her best and never would be caught wearing a sweatshirt and jeans. Hope you and Paul enjoyed the holidays. (p.s. not trying to win the apron, already own too many and just got another for xmas, but great giveaway!)

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  10. i already follow shabby apple on fb (tina wofford page)
    trixie420247 at yahoo dot com

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  11. i also like the wildberry pie apron
    trixie420247 at yahoo dot com

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  12. https://twitter.com/#!/trixie420247/status/151702713984487424

    trixie420247 at yahoo dot com

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  13. Hey Lo. My Nan died several years ago at 94. She left me a few things, one of her handmade aprons being my most treasured; red with little flowers on it. She wore it every single day for years, and yet it's in amazing condition. I used it for the first time last month (were you part of that Facebook thread?) and it gave me great great joy.

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  14. Glad you had happy memories of your grandma.Wonderful life. Those aprons are really cute.

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  15. I'm so sorry to hear you lost your grandmother right before Christmas. Now that I think about it, I never saw my grandmother in pants either. She always wore dresses--and aprons!

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  16. I like Shabby Apple on Facebook.

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  17. I like shabby apple on facebook!

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  18. I like Shabby Apple on fb!
    saltsnmore@yahoo.com

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  19. I love the Atlantic Fog dress!
    saltsnmore@yahoo.com

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  20. This is awesome. Shabby Apple TOTALLY got a like from me! =)

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  21. Congratulations to Julia (Yulinka Cooks) for being the winner of the Shabby Apple Apron!

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  22. Oh I absolutely LOVE this apron! Gorgeous!!

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