08 October 2012

AIDAN GRAY CONTEST UPDATE:

 

 

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A page from an Aidan Gray catalogue, taken at Randal Weeks’ house.

 

I want to send a huge thank you to everyone who sent in pictures of their house for the Aidan Gray contest!  As announced, we are picking two winners to shoot the next  Aidan Gray catalogue at their house.  The winner will receive a gift certificate for $5000 at Aidan Gray and the runner up will receive a $2500 gift certificate.

I will say this – I have gotten a HUGE complex after looking at all your houses.    I have NEVER seen such a collection of beautiful, gorgeous, and interesting houses!!!   Talk about feeling insecure.  You have probably been laughing at pictures of my poor house all these years.  Truthfully, it was embarrassing looking at all your pictures.  I had no idea so many readers have such absolutely gorgeous houses – and so beautifully decorated! 

So many of your houses are so romantic.  There is a reader who lives on a California vineyard, and one who lives in a Scottish castle  – in Oklahoma.   Another lives in a French Chateau – in Louisiana.    There are readers who live on lakes and readers who live on rivers.   There are readers who live in the cutest guest houses in tiny towns in Texas and there are those who live on huge ranches.  There are readers who live at the foot of mountains and those who live on golf courses.  Some readers live on property so large you can’t see where the fence is!    There are readers who live in grand old houses and some who have just finished building their dream home.  The entrants came from all over the United States and it’s so interesting to see the difference in houses from far away places.   All in all, it has been so much fun looking and drooling at all the photographs.  Thank you for inviting me into your lovely homes.   Each one is special in its own way.   

So, now the issue is this.  I have tried to send everyone a confirmation email that I received your pictures.  If you didn’t get an email from me, will you please let me know?  I want to be sure that I received all the entrants.  Now, it’s possible I got your pictures, but didn’t send the note – so  - if you didn’t get a confirmation email from me, send me an email letting me know that you did send in pictures, but didn’t receive the confirmation.  BE SURE TO PUT “AIDAN GRAY CONTEST” ON THE MESSAGE LINE!!!

After I get your email,  I will then look to see if I actually did get your pictures.  If I didn’t, I will email you asking you to resend the pictures.  Don’t resend your pictures until I email you back saying I need you to resend them,  OK?

Hopefully by this time next week, we will have a decision to announce.  Hopefully!

Thanks again to everyone for entering.  I’m hoping that after the contest is announced, I’ll be able to show you some of the houses that entered!!

 

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE TO WHO ENTERED!

My email address is:  mrballbox329@aol.com

Joni

23 comments:

  1. I just want to say how much I enjoy your blog - I look forward to seeing "Cote de Texas" in my emails....You obviously take a LOT of time and care in your posts, and wanted you to know it's appreciated !
    Can't wait to see some of the homes that entered your contest .....

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  2. Sounds like this unique collection of house photos may have makings of a great coffee table book!

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    1. Great idea! I would definitely want to own that!!

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    2. As would I! This is exactly why I didn't submit photos of my house because I knew there would be so many wonderful entries, and I would love to see some of them!

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    3. Me too! I can't wait to see the photos. Real homes of your real fans.

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  3. Maybe you can show all the houses that were entered.........

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  4. That would be so wonderful to see all the houses that were entered, you certainly have piqued my interest with your descriptions. Thanks so much and have a great week.

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  5. I concur...how fun it would be to see all the houses "in the running"!

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  6. Ok, this post is really making all your readers want to drool too!!! If you were impressed, they must be decor heaven. PLEASE see if you can do some posts on these fab homes! Thanks for all you do to make this the best of the decor blogs, always informative and inspirational.

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  7. Yes, please, if you can, please show us all the houses in the running. That would be so fun! You always have such interesting posts...they go great with my morning coffee! ;)

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  8. I do love your enthusiastic, eclectic and informative posts! I really appreciate the effort and energy you put into your blog! I am thankful! Can't wait to see what you do with all these competition entries.

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  9. I would also like to see some of the homes that were in the running! How fun! Good luck to all the people that entered!

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  10. That would be a really fun series-- to see the houses that were entered. I might have to visit the doc for some anti-depressants tho. ;)

    Keri

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  11. Count me in too! I would love to see all the pictures of the homes that were entered no matter HOW long I have to sit in front of this computer. My husband can fend for himself for a few days!

    Arla

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  12. Super idea for series - - please share if you can!!

    Jennifer

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  13. I'm so stinkin' excited I can hardly stand it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the opportunity, Joni :) I feel honored to have even been mentioned ;)

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  14. I am so excited to see who's going to win. I love this photograph of an "Aidan Gray" Living room. It's beautiful!!

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  15. I have to say Im so jealous that you get to look at all those beautiful homes! I mean who wouldn't want a peek into how others lives. Its why we buy those shelter magazine & peruse blogs all day long! It would be fun if you could maybe do a round up of your top 10 favorite entrants and share their photographs.

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  16. Joni I look forward to seeing some of the homes that entered. By the way,
    I adore your own home as I am sure the rest of your readers do!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  17. I can't wait to see the winners. We are in the throes of remodeling an 1800's beach house and were tempted to enter...not at a pretty stage yet...maybe next time! We adore Aidan Gray and would have lots of space for their beautiful furniture...great contest, Joni!

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