Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Collections: Hope Chest - Giveaway

For the last giveaway in the Collection series, meet Linda Gerhard of The Bride's Hope Chest...


~ About the Shop ~


{Etsy}

My name is Linda Gerhard. Many young brides dream of the homes they'll keep and the children they'll tend to in the coming years. They begin collecting items for the house, linens and family heirlooms, perhaps a christening gown that was used by generations of children through the years, or cherished clothes, dolls or quilts that may have belonged to them when they were children. I began sewing when I was a young bride. My husband of now more than 35 years gave me my first sewing machine our first Christmas together. I haven't stopped sewing since! Our children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and babies of friends have received quilts, christening gowns and other items created by my hands. I've been embroidering by machine for over 8 years. Machine embroidery has added new creative avenues for my quilting and sewing projects. I've embroidered on nearly every surface from silk to leather. The possibilities are nearly boundless! If you have a special project in mind, please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss it. Thanks for stopping by! I'm also identified on Etsy as user name lgerhard55, Linda Gerhard, and for my jewelry shop, SilverKomodo.



~ In the Shop ~

Linda has many beautiful items in her shop...

Delft Blue Cow Cotton Huck Kitchen Towel
Delft Blue Cow Kitchen Towel



Harvest Theme Cotton Huck Kitchen Towel - Apple Basket
Apple Basket Kitchen Towel


Checkbook Cover in Bird Pattern
Checkbook Cover


Animals in Automobiles Machine Embroidered Quilt for Boys
Animals in Automobiles Quilt


Purple Screen Mesh Purse Tote
Purple Mesh Tote


Yellow Embroidered Flannel Travel Shoe Bags Orange Heels
Travel Shoe Bag



~ The Giveaway ~

Today, Linda has generously offered to sponsor this Delft Blue Pig Kitchen Towel for one of my readers.

Delft Blue Pig Cotton Huck Kitchen Towel


To enter the giveaway, the same three options are in effect: Heart the etsy shop, tell your favorite comment, and leave a comment tell whether you have a hope chest, you plan to start one, or if you have ever had one. 

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6 comments:

Joanne Mitchell said...

My daughter has a hope chest AND collects pigs so this would be a great one for me to "win" and present it to her as a gift :-)

Kristin said...

I had a hope chest before I was married and now I use the chest to keep some of my linens and my stash of candles.

PrincessR said...

What a lovely peek into your hopechest! Mine is slowly filling up- I may have to find other ways of storing pretty soon! :) I have some mugs, pans, mixing bowls, dishes, towels, teacups, and lots of other "little" things. :) I would like to go through it and keep a running list so I can be adding neccessary items to it as well as fun not-as-necessary items. haha- too easy to do!

Good luck with the giveaway! The towel is beautiful and I would love to win it! Thanks for putting it all together~

Barbara F. said...

Such a cute blue pig towel! Have to go visit the shop! xo

Barbara F. said...

I did have one, God has other plans for me, I did use all my collected things eventually. And enjoyed them all. ;-) xo

Cheryl said...

I did have a hope chest (the deacon's bench that is now painted white and holds shoes on the back porch!), but mine did not have as much as yours!