Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Vintage Pearl Give-away!

It's that time again! We love to host give-aways for our readers and we have some generous sponsors very willing to co-host them! Erin of The Vintage Pearl has offered up an exciting give-away to you, our HOLIDAY with Matthew Mead readers. Simply leave a comment letting us know what your favourite holiday colour palette is and/or become a follower of our blog and you will be entered to win a $75 gift certificate to The Vintage Pearl where you can choose from Erin's beautiful hand-stamped, sterling silver jewelry. Of course, if you tweet, facebook or blog about our give-away you will be entered twice. (Simply let us know you helped spread the word!)

Have a look-see at a sampling of what you can purchase if you win:
  Be sure to stop by Erin's blog, too, about her family life and creative musings. 

Good luck!

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107 comments:

  1. I tend to decorate colors for Christmas pretty much with what I decorate the rest of the year, neutral colors. I may add a chartreuse green, but I like a lot of white, silver, and brown. I do one room (front room) in Silver Sage Blue, and my bedroom I decorate (at least I did this past year) with coppers and creams. I guess it really depends on my room colors. I'm tweeting (and fb) your giveaway. I have yet to win one, but love The Vintage Pearl's pieces. Fingers crossed!

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  2. For years, I would only decorate with green & white, but a couple of years ago I threw caution to the wind and decided to go crazy with color for Christmas. I have turquoise and orange, lime green and hot pink...you name it, I've got it. I love it, the more color the better!

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  3. I love blue/silver as well as typical Christmas red/green.

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  4. I am a total traditionalist - Christmas red and green all the way!

    I love The Vintage Pearl - so many great pieces!

    Kelly@40isthenew30

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  5. i'm a purist, i guess. it's always been red and green for me. but none of this bright stuff. always in muted tones that perfectly match my evergreen garland and berries.

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  6. I'm into purple and red. Not 'smack you in the face' bright purple and red but tamer.

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  7. I did tweetle de dee about this too.

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  8. I tweeted! (user pinkfrogpress)

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  9. I love decorating in pink, red, and green. Those colors are so pretty to me!

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  10. Fabulous giveaway! I love decorating with red and white.

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  11. Oh...I'd love to win something from The Vintage Pearl. My favorite Xmas colors? I love lots of combinations for Christmas...one of my favorites that I've used several times for illustrations and what you use on your blog...turquoise and red. But my own Christmas is vintage - tarnished....pink, aqua, silver, mint green...lots of white glitter, bottle brush trees, lots of tinsel trees...all balls on my tree are from the 30's through 60's. I'm always searching for that perfect xmas decoration with slight tarnish...not too much tarnish.

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  12. Christmas colors? All of em! Really! And the Vintage Pearl simply has a lot of really beautiful pieces...how do you choose?

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  13. i have always loved a classic red, white and silver combination. but in the last few years, i have been drawn to aqua and pink vintage christmas items.

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  14. I like white, silver, and wood for holiday decorating. I am also a follower.

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  15. For the last few years I've been decorating with blue and silver...I have a collection of old blue & silver ornaments that I fill old apothecary jars to the brim! I find blue papers and tie soft silver ribbons and or ornaments to the gifts. I love the soft palette. xoxo Beth

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  16. Adding giveaway to sidebar on my blog! xoxo Beth

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  17. I'm a huge fan of white and gold for the holidays!

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  18. ...well I have to admit....we have a lot of Christmas in our house!......white & red in the kitchen family room!....
    then in the front hall all white & silver...and in the livingroom....Gold...sounds like a lot....& it is!...but we love it!

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  19. The giveaway is so nice!

    A tweet was sent out about it. I love berry, green and ivory for christmas!

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  20. Call me cliche, but I do love green and red. Thanks for doing a giveaway!

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  21. I enjoy robins egg blue and red, with silver embellishments for my colors. :)

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  22. I am traditional also and love green and red. And I'm a follower of your blog. Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway! =)

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  23. Favorite holiday palette is blues and silvers and touches of red! Gorgeous jewelry!

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  24. I decorate with a happy, color crayon palette: red, blue, green, yellow, purple, orange and then throw in lots of shiny stuff. Big color to cheer the place up! This is Texas and it's either ridiculously cold or unseasonably warm. Either way, I'm covered.
    Luv The Vintage Pearl.

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  25. I sent out a tweet about your giveaway!

    (heatheryoung717)

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  26. I am a follower!!
    I usually decorate with burgandy and gold tones I love the warmth and richness of it so much!!

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  27. I love white and silver and lots and lots of old vintage ornaments for color ...

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  28. I'm pretty classical in my decorating palette. Christmas - deep maroon and forest green
    Thanksgiving - pumpkin, chocolate, and sage
    Valentines - every shade of red and pink
    Halloween - aged orange, prince purple, and of course black
    My list can go on, but I'll stop there.

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  29. My fav is deep red and silver...with a touch of white...lovely!

    Thanks for the chance to win :D (I'm also a follower)

    catherine s.

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  30. I blogged about the giveaway! I'm so excited!

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  31. I like hunter green and silver. But this year French General has come out with a new line...Lumiere de Noel, so it may be red birds and pearl white for us this year. ps. I FB'ed about this too.

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  32. Red and Gold :-) Would love to win this Giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity!!

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  33. my favorite holiday color palette is red, tiffany blue and silver. oh, and i'm a follower of your blog too!

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  34. I always use lots of gold and silver...and change it up per room with either soft blues or red, as in fire-engine red! Love a little tree to decorate in every room and bring in the color scheme!
    What a fun giveaway - thanks for the chance!

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  35. I love silver, gold, and white--but I am loving a little pop of color. For example, on my girls' tree I have pink and zebra mixed in. So cute! :)

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  36. I'm a follower, and I love apple green and silver. Love this blog!

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  37. I always use white with touches of green and silver.

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  38. I'm a follower... can't wait to get my copy of your magazine! I can only imagine how great it will be. Over the years I have tried many colors for my trees. I decorate several each year. But my main tree for the past few years has been decorated with a peacock theme. We raise peacocks so I have lots of the feathers. I love the blue/green color mixed with browns and shades of bronze. I also incorporate some clear lights as well as some speciality ribbons to hightlight my tree. I must say at this point in time that's my fav... now I feel like decorating for Christmas... see what you did?
    Keep the great ideas a rolling in..

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  39. I'm pretty traditional and like red and green, but a close second is blue and silver.

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  40. might be impossible to choose. last year was green, red, cream, black, and teal. with yellow and blue and red birds.

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  41. During the past few holidays I have loved red and green of course but I've been throwing some aqua and orange in the mix and I love it. It's usually inspired by a Christmas quilting fabric medley that I see and there have been some great groups of fabrics lately for the holidays.

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  42. I put the info about the giveaway on the sidebar of my blog.

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  43. I try not go to out of the traditional red and green but I do add touches of white and silver as well.

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  44. I love to decorate in white and grey, with mercury glass and dare I say it, I use black.....I love my Christmas black ornaments....very French!
    I will showing lots of it this year on my blog.... maybe others will love it too!
    Cheers,
    Margaret B

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  45. I use colors that coordinate with my house decor....dark red and green mostly. I love Christmas and The Vintage Pearl!

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  46. Although I love to look at the all white rooms, I don't know if I could live with it, I love color! I'm not very consistent with my Christmas colors, red with chartreuse, burgundy with light blue, faded vintage red and green. Changes from year to year or room to room. One year I found a brown and aqua ribbon I liked at Sam's Club and cut loose. Had me a whole lot of fun for less than $10!

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  47. Ooh, I absolutely LOVE the jewelry from Vintage Pearl and have been drooling over it for quite some time!

    Our Christmas color palette depends on the room! Deep red/forest green for some of our spaces, gold/silver/light blue for others, white and silver for our master bedroom, and bright pink/lime green/orange for our school/craft room! I definitely match the Christmas decor to the space it's in!

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  48. Last year I decorated the tree in Orange and Red and it looked fantastic!! I think I will be doing the same this year.

    LOVE the vintage pearl!

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  49. I like to decorate with shades of white, silver and gold for Christmas.

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  50. Red, white and silver is always classy but I love bright vibrant colors too like dark blue, green, orange, violet, and fucshia!

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  51. I love to decorate mostly with red and white.

    I tweeted too :)

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  52. I love to decorate in blue and silver. It helps to mesh Christmas and Hannukah together, since we have family of both religions. :)

    I would LOVE to win a Vintage Pearl gift certificate!

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  53. I am a traditionalist and LOVE red, green, and white mostly. I go back and forth between deep rich tones and happy, fun tones. I keep saying that I would love to do blue and silver....maybe this year is the year!

    I love all of the Vintage Pearl items and just sent my husband a gift idea for me for Christmas a couple of days ago. I also, have contacted Vintage Pearl as I would love to sell their wonderful stuff on my site someday.

    I am a follower of yours and would also love to have you host a give away this fall. Check out my site at www.itsagirlthing-sc.com

    Thanks,

    Stefanie

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  54. I love this question...robin egg blue...black and white in the past! This year it will be robin egg and red!!!! I am already collecting..happy happy happy dance. xoxoxoo
    Now I must say these necklaces are amazing...what talent! xoxo

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  55. Silver and White with a touch of blue! Woo!

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  56. I love silver and white, but also find myself staying pretty traditional with red and green. I love the Vintage Pearl! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  57. I adore these necklaces and, yes, I ordered my copy and can't wait to get it!

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  58. I love jewel-toned burgundy and green, as well as silver thrown in there! I'd so love to win this prize. And I can't wait to receive your magazine (I've already ordered my copy!)!

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  59. Well, I usually do a Phoenix Suns theme since I am a big fan, so orange, purple and silver as awful as it sounds.

    If I were to choose, I love any muted holiday color of a more rustic look. :)

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  60. Hi!
    My colors for the holidays are creamy white and burgundy/red ...
    Here's a Christmastime tablescape I did last year.
    Somehow I always seem to weave shades of pink into it too...
    {there will always be reds and greens!}
    Super question!

    Thank you for having a giveaway!
    I stopped and visited the Vintage Pearl shop... I love her "Mama Bird" pendant! {love my birdfeeder!}

    I ordered my copy of HOLIDAY ... and CAN'T WAIT!
    *Wishing you a wonderful week*
    Maria

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  61. Love the Holidays...and go with the traditional red and green...then for New Year I get out my gold and silver spray cans and voila....the green folliage becomes gold and silver! We take the tree down right before New Year. I'm a follower and can't wait to ge your magazine!

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  62. This year I'm all into dark red and sage green together!!

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  63. I love her pieces. I think my favorite is Mama's nest. Can't wait on the magazine to come out.

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  64. Hmm...browns and golds....i used to abhore gold, but now...it flows with our 1918l home better =o)

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  65. I'm for the traditional colors-red and green! I would love to have my Christmas tree look like the one in It's a Wonderful Life...but, my cat would love to tackle all the tinsel...!! Merry Christmas!

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  66. I'm pretty traditional with red and green, except the lights on my house are blue which is what I grew up with!

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  67. i love the greenery and creamy whites mixed with gold & silver....& a touch of robins egg blue...oh &maybe some brown
    weird huh?

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  68. Traditional green and red for me!

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  69. I love traditional Christmas colors of red and green, but I also am loving an icy blue/purple combo.

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  70. I sooooo love all colors so have been know to have 3 or 4 different trees decorated in different colors.... love purple and teal tree but also the traditional red and green with all the kids ornaments.

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  71. I am already a follower!

    For the holidays I really love browns, whites, and dashes of silver or gold with an accent of aqua, pale blue, or pale green.

    Yay!

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  72. Lately I am leaning towards sky blue, and red for Christmas. I am already a follower:)

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  73. I change my favorites almost every year...this past year it was red, aqua, and silver. I've enjoyed metallic royal purple and metallic magenta with gold.

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  74. LOVE your blog and the necklaces! PLEASE pick me!

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  75. I tend to favor the classic primary colors. And I'm a sucker for the big, old-fashioned lights!

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  76. Multiple colors! Red, green, silver, blue, and white in multiple shades! Love the jewelry!!

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  77. So many color palettes . . . I have to say lavendar and copper - a stunning combination!

    Erin's stuff is great - I bought a necklace from her two Christmas' ago!

    Helping to spread the love - with a Tweet & a FB post! ;o)

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  78. Greetings from sunny southern Manitoba! Gosh...I LOVE vintage Shiny Brites...my favs. of these ol' beauties would be pinks and silvers...so I guess that would be my fav. colour combo....pink and silver! Thanks for asking us! Cheers, Valerie.

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  79. Great give away thank to you for the chance to win. I love Erin's work and will be posting this give away on my FB account too. Christmas color palette.... I've alway went with Reds and Golds but last year I went towards the blues, greens and silvers...

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  80. Love the jewelry! This year it will be aqua, silver and tangerine.

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  81. I love simple red and white for my Christmas decorating, but always have some green in there too.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  82. I'm a sucker for so many Christmas colours - I don't think I could pick just one! Love the pastel vintage shabby chic feel, the natural greens, and red & white! Thanks for the giveaway chance! Love Erin's work and blog!

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  83. Orange and Black! Just LOVE the Halloween palette. Unless of course you're talking about Christmas then I'd have to say glittery orange and black....heehee... just kidding. I love vintage cream and rustic gold for the Christmas holidays.

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  84. I love traditional Christmas colors... dark red and green mixed with silver! I can't wait to decorate for Christmas!! Love vintage pearl!

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  85. I'm going to try something new this year and decorate with turquoise and red. So happy and cheerful! Love your blog and can't wait for the magazine!!!

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  86. I love turquoise and gold with a shot of red or hot pink make it pop! Not very traditional!

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  87. I LOVE a true Vintage Christmas, therefore, I seem to not focus on one or two specific colors, rather than as long as it's vintage, handmade and sweet, it gets displayed in my home. :)

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  88. I tend to decorate with what suits the room...so in a more formal room it will be silver or gold with a bit of green...in a family or hard working room i will go with hits of red.

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  89. I'm pretty traditional with green and red...but with lots of silver and gold added in as well!

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  90. I like red, green and a little bit of gold too.
    Thanks for the chance.

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  91. i ♥ this question! i have been collecting vintage christmas stuff for many, many years. my holiday palette is pastel pinks, blues and greens with white. i mix in silver and gold and add TONS of sparkle. it is my favorite time of year ☺

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  92. Rustic red/green for me!

    Edwina

    eworban@gmail.com

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  93. I like white with gold, silver, maroon red and forest green for accents. I really love all the aqua that I've seen out there, but it just doesn't go with all my decorations or my home...

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  94. My favorite palette is red, turquoise blue, pink and silver. Very retro. Our house looks like a 50's throwback around the holidays!

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  95. Our tree is covered with every color in the rainbow because it is decorated with four generations of ornaments... but if I were to start over with a scheme, it would be red and white.

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  96. Red and green are the main colors. Then I have thrown in pink and lime green. My living room is in burgundy and gold. LOVE the holidays!

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  97. Boy, I sure thought I was already following!! I had you on my blog roll..now I follow. Silver, Red and old-fashioned ornaments.

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  98. Hi,
    Red and Green, fabric and silver. And pink and silver for the girls! Glad i found you. Now I'm going to read some more!

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  99. My favourite palette changes from year to year - this year it's turkey red, brown, black, gold and cream and I am loving it. I must say though, I tend to prefer warm over cool every year!

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  100. I am in love with shades of green, chocolate and ivory for Christmas decorating at the moment. Then I throw in a paprika red for some zing.

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  101. I like to decorate with the traditional reds and greens, with hints of gold threaded throughout.

    I love Erin's beautiful, delicate work...what a GREAT giveaway!

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  102. blog follower! thanks for the chance...and my favorite color palette changes often, but I love bright reds matched w/ soft sage greens!

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