Monday, December 13, 2010

GIVEAWAY: Fontanini Nativity Figurines

This would probably win the 'strangest giveaway in blogworld' award if there were such an award.  I hope you don't think it's tacky that these are "previously loved" by my children.  They are in like new condition and I just want to share (and I'll even pay postage).  I could easily sell these (don't we buy/sell used items all of the time?) but I wanted to just give them to someone.  These are made in Italy, authentic Fontanini figurines.  Nice enough for a main Nativity and sturdy enough for little hands to use. 
In case you are not familiar with Fontanini, here is the Amazon search.  If you have a few moments take a look around:  Search for fontanini nativity

Somehow in my enthusiasm when the olders were little I accidentally collected 2 sets of figurines.  I would get one or two at a time after Christmas when they were on clearance.  Of course I could never remember from one year to the next what I had already gotten.  When we were putting out Christmas decorations this weekend dc decided to let a set go.  I thought maybe one of you would like these.  If no one enters I'll take the hint, lol.

My photography skills leave a lot to be desired but here they are (mat not included).  Mary and Joseph are approximately 3 inches tall.  Details on the giveaway are below.

This will need to be a quick turnaround.  To enter leave a comment with your first name, last initial only, and state or town (in case more than one have the same name).  That worked well for the Graphics Factory Giveaway.  I will have to make the deadline 7:00 am Central Standard Time on Thursday.  When it is announced Thursday morning the winner will have until 8:00 am CST on Friday to send their snail mail to me so I can mail it Friday morning.  If I don't hear back I'll have to re-draw a winner.  They will be mailed Friday... somewhere.  I'll include my e-mail when I announce the winner.  Contiguous United States only, sorry!  If you are on e-mail subscription and enter the drawing then you may want to just check the website Thursday morning since I'm not sure what time the e-mail updates go out during the day.  I will accept e-mail entries as well like I did last time.

What's Cookin'?

Here's a picture showing the family's spaghetti noodles (on the left) and my spaghetti noodles (on the right).  I sauteed cabbage shreds and then topped with the same sauce as everyone else was eating.  Even though I had some regular spaghetti for seconds, it still cut my carb intake by more than half (my second serving was much smaller than my first!).  It tasted pretty good too - I didn't miss the noodles.  Spaghetti squash works really well for this substitution also.


  1. Beautiful! I'd love to win! Gina G., Arvada, CO

  2. It is beautiful and reminds me of the one I grew up with. Rita S. Denver, CO

  3. Wow, those are beautiful. Please enter me in the drawing! Michelle O. Manchester, NH

  4. I would love to win!
    Julie C. Atlanta, GA
    Any chance you can email me if I win? I won't have a chance to check blogs much this week.

    thegirlwhopaintedtrees at gmail dot com

  5. My nativity is in storage this year since our move 4 weeks ago along with 99% of our stuff.I would love to display this one in our temporary beach house. It's the perfect size! Thanks for offering this beautiful give-away.

    BTW I enjoy your blog very much! Merry Christmas!
    Melanie O. Little Egg Harbor, NJ

  6. Thank you all for entering. I was a little unsure about offering them :).

    Melanie - Christmas at the beach; sounds wonderful! My beach Christmases were always in the tropics. I bet NJ is little too cold to swim right now :). Thank you so much for your encouraging words!