August 8th Give-Away Prizes Revealed…


As you know if you have been following linen & lavender for awhile, I’m celebrating my one year anniversary of blogging by conducting a 3-part give-away.

June 8th, Tiffany of Southern California won
a 1 year subscription to Maisons Côté Ouest. 
July 8th, Kristi of San Jose, California won
“The Home Within Us” by Bobby McAlpine. 

The celebration culminates August 8th with
(drum roll please…)
one lucky reader receiving a

 $100 Gift Card

The winner will shop [the emporium] -My collection of favorite home design books and magazines along with CDs, movies and more.

And that’s not all…

Four other names will be drawn and each winner will receive one of four travel books offered by TRAVELERS’ TALES.

TRAVELERS’ TALES has graciously offered to give 4 titles:

TRAVELERS’ TALES ITALY: True Stories of Life on the Road;
30 DAYS IN ITALY: True Stories of Escape to the Good Life  -and the recently released:

100 PLACES IN ITALY Every Woman SHOULD GO by Susan Van Allen.
100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go (Travelers' Tales)

To add to the fun, I’ve decided to give everyone extra chances at winning, here’s how it will work:

Make a comment on any post -past or present- between now and August 8th.  It can be as long or as short as you like, but it must include your name (or blog name -some way for me to identify you) and where you are from (no specifics please, just your country.)  Each time I receive a comment from you, your name will go into the hat.

So let’s see…if you are a Follower, that’s one chance.  If you are an Email Subscriber, that’s another chance.  And if you make even just one comment every day from now – August 8th…that’s at least 9 extra chances you’ll have at winning.

So go forth…    Follow!  Subscribe!  Comment!   

Good luck!! 

P.S.  It is just a coincidence that both winners so far have been from my home state of California.  I just want to make it clear that the give-away has always included every one of my readers around the globe…Iceland, Indonesia, Australia…wherever you are.  If your name is drawn, I will figure out a way to get your prize to you no matter where you call home!*   

Image:  Milford Grey Towers, unknown source.
*Except where prohibited, of course.  Sorry.
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  1. I am already a subscriber, follower and avid reader of yours. I love your style, so of course I would love to win any one of your prizes. They are wonderful. Keep up the good work. You do a phenomenal job. My blog is Providence Ltd. and I am from Arkansas. Happy Sunday. Mona

  2. Hi LeAnn. I love your blog so much that I already ordered a bunch of your favorite books! What a great opportunity to get some more. John Saladino is calling my name. You know his Villa is for sale. Have a great weekend. I'm from the U.S. Contact: (

  3. Hi LeAnn, I just became a new grandmother to a baby girl called Archer, so I've been a little MIA in blogland. What a wonderful group of gifts you have assembled, darling one. This is truly generous. You know I'm a follower, wouldn't miss a post, I'm in the USA, email is
    And, I love your blog more every time I visit.

  4. Your site with great & diverse music is checked daily for inspiration, whimsy & references to other sites. Congrats on the beautifully designed blog that is so tasteful.
    Susan from New England

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