Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Not Too Shabby {GIVEAWAY}

With spring in the air and summer not so far away, I'm already day-dreaming about the beach.  Not only the sand and the surf but the shabby chic style I equate with that lifestyle.  When I think of trips to Cape Cod or Nantucket, I can clearly see the lovingly lived in furniture and the fabrics in muted pastels that look like they've been bleached by the sun, and it brings a smile to my face.  If only I could have a piece of that picture to keep me smiling all year round.... 

But I live in a loft-style New York City apartment, not exactly a space that screams out for shabby chic.  Unless the chic kind of overtakes the shabby, like with these fabulous candlesticks from The Broken House.

I love that they still have a rustic feel but the color is poppy and modern, making them more appropriate for my contemporary decor.  The red is gorgeous but I'm also feeling this pear green pair.

And the antique gold is anything but antiquated.

Want something more traditional?  The Broken House can also do a simple cream.

A pretty pale pink.

And a beautiful Robin's Egg blue.

And besides being super chic, none of the candlestick sets from The Broken House cost more than $15!  Now that's not shabby at all.
And this isn't too shabby, either.  The Broken House has generously agreed to give away one set of candlesticks to a lucky AFOMFT reader!

To enter, visit The Broken House and post a comment here telling me which color candlesticks you'll choose if you win along with a link to that set.  For additional entries:
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Please leave a separate comment for each entry and make sure to include a link to your tweet, blog post, etc. This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada and ends March 16th at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be selected by random.org and announced on AFOMFT on March 17th. If the winner doesn't contact AFOMFT within 48 hours, a new drawing will be held so be sure to check back to see if you've won!

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  1. How cute! I love the cream candlesticks!

  2. I love the simple cream. The rusticness and elegance is so wonderful.

  3. Oooh...either Robin's Egg or the Poppy are my choices. Poppy would go well in my kitchen, hmmm.

  4. I'm a subscriber of AFMOFTs

  5. I just voted for you..#16! moving on up!

  6. My favorite are the red candlesticks!

  7. I'm a blog follower.

  8. love the robin's egg!

  9. Can't get over the color of the Robins Egg Blue;}
    Thank you for the opprotunity!

  10. i subscribe to AFOMFT via email;}

  11. i ♥ The Broken House on Etsy;}

  12. following AFOMFT & The Broken House via twitter @Ma21cuteboy and tweeted:

  13. I have the new AFOMFT button here:
    (scroll down to buttons/banners, they are in alphabetical order)

  14. I have the Mom Madness Month button here:
    (scroll down to buttons/banners, they are in alphabetical order, it is with the AFOMFT button)

  15. I'd pick the Robin's egg blue!

  16. robin's egg blue! fan and follower

  17. I added them to my etsy faves :)

  18. Love Your Blog, just adorable- Love that title(Not Too Shabby) that is the name of the cute little shop i co-op at with 2 other woman,Your amzing jewelry, just lovely..I get so inspired everytime i see another blog.. Love it,, Would LOVe to Follow your inpiration
    Karryann(Gracefully Vintage)


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