14 February 2010

Giveaway on The Skirted Roundtable!

The French Rolling Basket from The French Basketeer company – Cote de Texas’ last giveaway.

 

On this week’s Skirted Roundtable, we talk blog giveaways – how to set up a giveaway, the pros and cons of hosting a giveaway, and we discuss how easy it is to win something fabulous on a blog, like, for instance, a $350 French Rolling Basket, which was my last giveaway!    Traditionally,  it is the magazines that run most contests – when you enter a magazine contest, you are competing with tens and hundreds of thousands of other competitors making the chance of winning very, very small.   Why even bother?  But, in the blogosphere – it seems there is a different giveaway each day.    The smaller the blog readership – the greater your chances of winning.  Sometimes only 20 people may enter a giveaway contest and 1 in 20 odds is pretty fabulous.  Even with large readership blogs, you might be competing with only 300 or 400 people, again, very small odds indeed, especially when compared with magazine contests.  

 

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Plantes Sans Fleurs:  A French teaching poster.   This item is the Skirted Roundtable’s giveaway – be sure to enter the contest to win!

 

To go along with this week’s discussion on giveaways – we are hosting our own, thanks to Jill Mitchell.  Jill is an American living in Provence (poor thing!) who hosts antique and vintage shopping weekends in her adopted homeland.     Her company, Le Trip, conducts various types of tours in France, some of which specialize in “women only” shopping trips  - no pesky husbands allowed!   While conducting her tours, Jill does quite a bit of buying herself and has an EBay and Etsy shop to sell her goods.    We are thrilled to offer one of her items as a giveaway – “Plantes Sans Fleurs” - a vintage French school poster.   The print measures 29.5 x 35, so it is quite large.   Linda, Megan and I are so thankful to Jill for such a generous giveaway.

To enter the contest, all you need to do is visit ONE of Jill’s sites:  her web site HERE, her blog HERE, her EBay store HERE, OR her Etsy shop HERE.  Come back and leave a short comment about whatever catches your eye and we will select a winner from one of the entries.   Hurry though, the contest will be closing on Thursday, February 18th!

VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE:   DO NOT ENTER THE CONTEST ON THE COTE DE TEXAS BLOG!!!   TO ENTER THE SKIRTED ROUNDTABLE CONTEST YOU MUST LEAVE THE COMMENT ON THE SKIRTED ROUNDTABLE BLOG!!!!   ENTRANTS ON THE COTE DE TEXAS BLOG WILL NOT BE COUNTED!!!!!   PLEASE BE SURE TO ENTER THE CONTEST ON THE SKIRTED ROUNDTABLE BLOG HERE.

 

Photograph from Jill Mitchell’s blog, Le Trip.Org HERE.

 

This coming week, the Skirted Roundtable will be interviewing author, interior and fabric designer Jackie Von Tobel.   Jackie is a powerhouse, a true entrepreneur, and the interview promises to be informative and entertaining.   The following week we have photographer Michael Lee, who will explain how to take good interior shots, how to get published, and everything else about photography.

Be sure to listen to this week’s roundtable on giveaways – and enter the contest today!!!!  As always, we appreciate your continued support!

To listen and sign up for the contest, visit the Skirted Roundtable,  HERE.

VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE:   DO NOT ENTER THE CONTEST ON THE COTE DE TEXAS BLOG!!!   TO ENTER THE SKIRTED ROUNDTABLE CONTEST YOU MUST LEAVE THE COMMENT ON THE SKIRTED ROUNDTABLE BLOG!!!!   ENTRANTS ON THE COTE DE TEXAS BLOG WILL NOT BE COUNTED!!!!!   PLEASE BE SURE TO ENTER ON THE SKIRTED ROUNDTABLE BLOG HERE.

25 comments:

  1. The village yard sale picture on her blog is what caught my eye! French goodness all over that picture. Jealous of her!

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  2. My eye was caught by the vintage wire wine bottle carrier in her ebay store.

    Susan Daniel

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  3. I love the Lot French Vintage 1950s Fabric Textile Antique Curtain in her ebay shop. I'm not sure what I would do with the poster, other than possibly put it up in our school room, but I do appreciate the links to Jill's sites!
    ladyvdzine[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  4. What a fun 'competition' - it is a bit like a treasure hunt! being a bit of a francophile myself i would love to have that vintage black and white 'open' or 'ouvert ' sign at home. i could put it in my kitchen and officially shut down t the end of the day! ha ha KG

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  5. What fun.. thanks for the links.
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    hugs ~lynne~

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  6. What fantastic picture!! What lovely courtyard view.

    Merci!

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  9. The Vintage Provence poster on etsy is wonderful!!
    Karena

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  10. Joni, I am looking forward to this discussion. Being only about a month into blogging myself....I've started wondering about the pros and cons of the giveaway. Cannot wait to hear what you all have to say. So love your blog!

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  11. Joni did i miss something? Was the last giveaway of the French Market basket awarded?
    I open up your blog everyday and I never saw who won!

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  12. Hi, Joni. I just wanted you to know that I was so excited when I read your comments that I had to call my husband and tell him all about it. Thank you so much for the advise on the bamboo shades. Virtual Hugs and Kisses!
    Catherine

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  13. love that french teaching poster.

    i really love TX today as I posted about a fabulous house in Dallas. It is yummy.

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  14. Joni,

    I enjoyed your roundtable discussion of blog giveaways, and wondered if you feel that your blog has brought you new clients and has enhanced your business? I have become a huge fan - hope you never stop!

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  15. I really enjoyed the SRT this week and I'm looking forward to next week with Jackie. I love her book and fabrics !

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  16. Joni,
    I love all of your round table discussions. I have found them to be very informative and so very helpful as I develop my blog. Thank you for doing it, I love your accent and I always know when you are talking. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to pick out which of the other ladies are talking, they sound too much alike. I love all of your three blogs, though.
    Cindy S

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  17. sounds like a great discussion as always, i'm really looking forward to listening in! have a lovely week my dear!

    xo urban flea :)
    http://www.urbanfleadesign.net

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  18. What a great shopping trip that looks like in Provence! If anyone is thinking about going, do. I was in the area a few years ago, and could have spent weeks in Isle sur la Sorgue, what great antiques, Joni, you would plotz!

    Great giveaway, great roundtable, thanks for another Calgon (take me away) post!

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  19. Beautiful photos make me want to pack a bag and jump on a plane! smiles.

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  20. Just came by to say hello and hope all things are going "good" at your house.

    Have a great Wednesday.
    Barbara

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  22. Can't wait to steal some time away tonight to listen to the Skirted Roundtable. Very interested to hear what you ladies have to say about giveaways. I have hosted one so far and it was a lot of work but I enjoyed it. And WOW that gorgeous market basket ~ you just went all out! I have a new post up on another photo styling project I did on an very unusual {decor wise} George Washington Smith in Montecito. Drop by if you get a chance. jermaine

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    Thanks for another awe inspiring post. Reading your blog is my favorite way to start the day.

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