Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Mugshot. Giveaway. NOW CLOSED.

Great excitement in the Dogdaisy household.




I have been asked if
I would like to hold a
giveaway of a set
of 4 TG Green
Cornishware mugs,
worth £40, and the
best thing is, I get to
keep a set .


I already have a small collection of the Blue Domino pattern and a couple of stripey items too so as you can see I am a big fan. They were a part of my childhood and have been given a new lease of life and re launched recently.



They are standing in front of some of my lovely old old never-used-at-the-table-for-fear-of-being-broken blue and white collection. I have noticed one or two blue and white posts cropping up lately here and there so I thought I'd join in and show a bit of mine.

The Cornishware is used often. The lidded pot is for butter and the jugs for milk or custard.
I had to open the back door to shed enough light on these, and was taking a photograph just as the window cleaner arrived.
I think it confirmed his suspicions that I am mad.



Now, if you would like the opportunity to win a set of four either His or Hers mugs pictured below, from TG Green all you have to do is leave a comment here and in two weeks time, on 4th February, I will announce the winner. The winner will get a promotional code and order the mugs yourself using the code. I'll give you details.
The competition is open to anyone, new readers, lurkers, at home or abroad, so come on leave a comment.
Please make sure I have a way to get in touch with you.
Do visit the TG Green website. There's a gift shop and lots of lovely new things and a chance to win a holiday in Cornwall.


And because I am the mistress of indecision YOU, the winner, can choose which set you would like, and I will have the other. (Of course as soon as you decide, I will want that one because thats how I am)

I love the pastels of the 'Hers' set but the smart retro colours of the 'His' set are also speaking to me.
Maybe I'll just have to go and buy the 'other' set.

I must make a space in that cupboard.

106 comments:

Aileen Clarke Crafts said...

Oh these are gorgeous Jackie. Either set would go with my kitchen.
Love your spotty dotty blue and white set along side the patterns and stripes. It all looks great together. That's funny about the window cleaner. My daughter and I were picking our way down an icy hill yesterday when our postie passed and asked if we wanted a lift. He didn't actually have room in the front seat so we sat in the back with the door open and our feet hanging out. Confirmation that we are a bit mad too : )

Sue said...

Feels a bit cheeky entering your give away as I have only just started to read your blog but I love the mugs and would dearly love a set of the girly ones.Here's hoping.

Sue

Kara said...

Love the mugs...they remind me of the mugs we used to use when we went camping when I was a kid...I love both sets, but the girlie ones speak to me!

AllyColl said...

What lovely mugs! My hubby would say that I was a bit of a 'mugaholic' LOL.
Take care,
Alison.

silverpebble said...

I had once a vintage TG Green mug - an old one. It developed a secret crack and my tea seeped out one day. I was very sad indeed. To have four would perhaps make up for it. Please could you furnish your hat with my name? Thankyou very much.

P.S. How is it that companies that sell lovely things are approaching you with such lovely offers like this? I think it must be because you have a famous blog.

ju-north said...

Stripey and spotty - what more can you ask for!

Jasmine said...

Great give away. I like the spotty cups est :)

Lynne said...

I love those retro mugs they are fabulous. First time I've seen the spotty ones, I remember the stripes from my Grandma's pantry - gosh that's a long time ago!

jan said...

Lovely giveaway, they are all gorgeous and lovely.

karen said...

count me in for this one! Love them all but I want the ones you want!

Terry said...

I like both sets but the first set says summer and I can't wait until I see summer again.

I am going to retweet this and follow you on twitter.

http://twitter.com/SuperApronQueen

Kitty said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous mugs; thanks for the opportunity to win some, Jackie.

I think window cleaners must be able to tell the most extraordinary tales about people - after all, they do see righ tin to our homes. I have been known to quickly go and draw the curtains or pull the blind down, if the room inside is a mess!

x

baronvonrolo said...

Those domino jugs were part of your childhood, and in turn were part of mine.

Good idea giving those cups away, staves off the hording a little.

Carol said...

your blue collection, as for the new mugs both sets are both lovely

Julie said...

I think my windowcleaner is of the same opinion lol You have some beautiful plates. I would love to be in with a chance of the mugs. I shall go and have a squidge at the holiday competition :o)

ANNA said...

Please enter me in the giveaway - I would love to be the proud owner of a matching set of mugs (the Her's set - pastels are lovely). I have the most discordent collection of mugs and a beautiful set like this would go down very well!!

jill said...

Just what I need to add to my own blue & white collection; much of it from Whittards.

Catherine V. Bainbridge said...

Hmmm... which would be the best choice?... I rather like the set of "His" mugs. They're very handsome and I love the rusty-wine looking one with the black. That's a novelty for Cornish Ware, no? I too owned a lovely white and cream set when I lived in the UK still. Quintessentially English! I miss that sometimes, living here in Costa Rica!

My email's on my blog page, if you should ever need it :}

maggi said...

Love those mugs. Please include me.

jennyflower said...

Ohhh how lucky are you (and hopefully me!) I like the hers myself. Fingers crossed. xxx

Lalabibaby said...

I cannot resist this one as a blue & white collectaholic of many years .... I love your blue onion platter .... I don't have any striped just transferware in the main including vintage childen's china ... will have to post about it soon .... thanks for the opportunity x

konnykards .. Musings of a Senior Citizen said...

Lovely!
I have a few blue and whites too -
I'm being cheeky as I'm not good at replying to all kind comments I get, but I would love a chance for the His set! Connie.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I have always wanted to start a collection of blue & white dishes...have no room for them, would probably never use them, but that doesn't stop me from coveting them!! I have discovered a brand of vitamin pills that are packaged in the most wonderful cobalt blue bottles, so guess which ones I've been buying (again no idea what on earth I'm going to do with the jars, but I HAVE to have them!!).

Miriam Weaver said...

Me,me,me please! I'm feeling blue, so Jackie I'd love some nice new mugs. Thanks for the chance to own some, I do have one blue and white plate but no mugs.

paddysdaughter said...

Please count me in Jackie, they are lovely and would go so well with my blue and white.....blue being my absolute favourite colour. What a great give-away! Hope they would like to travel down under. Regards

Gina said...

Oh yes please Jackie... I would love to play! You must be a very famous and important blogger indeed to have such a wonderful offer! I'm rather taken with your spotty china - it looks lovely with the other blue and white plates.

Sue said...

Hi, don't bother to put me in the hat as I already have too many mugs but just wanted to say how you made me laugh about the window cleaner - I often think our neighbours and tradesmen must think the same about me, taking my camera to the compost bin etc.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

All of it is just lovely.....

Fondly,
Kary

emma said...

oooh please count me in what a lovely giveaway. thanks

Abigail Thomas said...

Oh i LOVE cornishware, ive been lusting over the webiste for ages, lol!

vintagerockchick said...

I am sure the window cleaner was thinking "Lovely mugs - and nice jugs too!"
I fully understand your indecision - both sets are covetable.

lilylovekin said...

Don't put me in your drawing-I already have too many mugs. But I wanted to say I love your collection of blue and white,especially the little cups with the polka dots so cute! I have blue and white spode but only use it for special occasions.

Leisurely Lesley said...

I would love to win these mugs. I am such a sucker for anything of beauty and quality.

Sarah E. said...

Jackie, how lovely of you to have such a giveaway! I love the mugs, of course, but doubt I'd be so lucky...so instead I will share your happiness vicariously and say that I can't wait to see which set you choose to keep!! Warmest regards from Sarah E. in TX (*waves a big TX hello*)

EMBELLISHER said...

What a great collection of blue and white, I love it and have a small collection myself.
Thank you for having this giveaway and I'm so glad its open to people who live abroad as well.
Should I win I would love the his set of mugs please, the retro stripes.

Jude said...

You know how to get my attention...
I spent many years training to be a potter so ceramics are in my blood. There's something so lovely about the colour and clean lines of the blue and white ware.
Of course, I'd snap your hand off...but like you...I'm indecisive!!
That reminds me, must get Geoff to scrabble around the dozens of boxes to find my collection of red and white domino ware

katie said...

okey dokey - I am up for a giveaway - so pop my name in the random number generator and here's hoping!
Thanks!

Penny said...

I have or perhaps I had some of this when we were married, I think I still have some egg cups.
Love to be in the give away. Penny

Diana said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmm - I love these! The pastels especially but I know what you mean about the others speaking to you. I think we are probably all mistresses of indecision!

ferinn said...

Lovely pastel mugs and I could do with some new .I love blue and have some Denby,Doulton ,unknown and a huge blue and white semi porcelain set given to us by some old aunties when we married.Love the brooches in the snow,saw one close to at our EM Guild meeting thiS last week,Gorgeous!

WendyCarole said...

love your blue china and i am not usually fond of blue things.

Love the pastel mugs too

JP said...

I love blue china too - i really love the girly ones but like you i like theothers too - this is my problem going out for a meal - I always fancy what someone else has chosen!!!

Pam said...

Wow! 42 comments already Jackie. I've only just noticed the new post. Very slow off the mark am I!
Mistress of Indecision!......what a cackle!
Love both sets too and would be hard pressed to pick which myself. Mind you, think I'd rather have some of your spotted blue and white! Cheeky am I as well. ;^)
x

denise said...

oh me oh my, if it ends up being me that has to decide I might have to flip a coin! It's hard finding mugs with the right size, handle, lip and weight and these look like winners! Let's hope I'm one, too! ;-)

Sue Bleiweiss said...

oooh I really like these mugs! Please enter me in the giveaway!

Textile Art Showcase said...

Hi Jackie - you can add me too to the list of hopefuls - I like the his retros best.

Sharon MLS said...

Both sets are grand, as is your own collection! The pastels would go nicely in my recently remodeled kitchen. :-)

Susana said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway! I love them both, too. And love your dotty and stripey bunch with the fine blue and white.

Clare Wassermann said...

oh what gorgeous colours. I love them all!

Sarita said...

Oh heaven! Please enter me too...:) xxSarita (lurker for years via Spirit Cloth)

Maureen said...

They are lovely mugs Jackie and this is certainly a different type of 'giveaway'

Lynda (Granny K) said...

I would love to win either set! Please add me to the list. Thank you.

Rosie said...

Ooo I love the spotty pots! Mind you, I like the stripes as well ... and I have all manner of precious blue and white china too ... we are obviously kindred spirits!

Hope I win. PICK ME PICK ME!!!!!!!

Twiglet said...

Love the mugs - either set would be great. Hope we can get our blog shop Give away ready for next week -do pop over and follow the link to Sisters Crafty Creations!

Dot said...

oOOOH...I love these. Will throw my name into the hat! Thanks for holding the give away..

Heather said...

What a lovely giveaway! I think I would prefer to 'get in touch with my masculine side' and receive the
male set if I won. Your cupboard photos are great. You just keep that window washer guessing!

cocoa and blankets said...

oh how exciting...out dining set is TG green we were devastated when they went out of business...I shall be there on the 4th...hope you are well...looking forward to our next mee...where do you fancy...we break up in three weeks.

cocoa and blankets said...

oh how exciting...out dining set is TG green we were devastated when they went out of business...I shall be there on the 4th...hope you are well...looking forward to our next mee...where do you fancy...we break up in three weeks.

Heather said...

Your old blue and white dishes are so beautiful Jackie - no wonder you are scared to use them! I have some rather special wine glasses we never use either. I don't know where I would put any more mugs but these are so smart. I am sure your windowcleaner sees you as 'that interesting artistic lady' and not mad at all.

Maria Dent said...

A brilliant blog as per-usual!I have nominated you a Sunshine Blog Award. x

Anonymous said...

i am the same...picking one set then thinking the other set better!!! Would love to have these but you would have to choose.. ;)
missy from the bayou

kristina said...

Oooh yes please! How exciting. I would go for the hers ones... K x

Lilibet said...

They remind me of comforting cuddles with my Nana when I was little & she would go & make a hot cup of milk with cinnamon & put it in a cornishware cupfor me.Mmmmm.

Menopausal musing said...

When did you sneak this post in? HOW DID I MISS IT?????? I would love the darker, bolder coloured mugs.............

:O))))))))

Yappy Dog said...

lurker here, actually, I like your spotty ones best - but mustn't be greedy - as it's me birthday next month and I want to invite me chums for coffee and cakes, can I join in as I love the pastels., thanks.

Barra said...

Just found your blog, love your blue and white and also the mugs. either would suit me.

Bev

Wipso said...

Oh these are really lovely. Please include me.
Thanks for dropping into our new shop and leaving your comment. If you'd like to pop back there is a Gift draw going on there as from yesterday :-)
A x

Lesley said...

I'd love to be included! Both sets are lovely.

Lauri said...

Oh my goodness-what a lucky day to find your blog! And I've been looking at new dishes and all of that stuff because the set we have is the one we got when we got married 18 years ago, and they are slowly but surely breaking and leaving us with fewer and fewer....

Jude said...

Have I already commented???
Me, me, me!!
Oh yes, sorry! I remember!!
me me me!!
xx
It's my age
x

Sharon said...

I was on Jo's site this morning and she sent me over here, why you might ask...because I love your mugs..I love the stripe and the colors, wither one.....Oh and by the way you have a wonderful site....

soggibottom said...

Are you saying I am a lurker ?
No of cause not, just always one of the last to know. They look bright and cheery, just like you Jackie....

x x x Do they do holidays in Devon ?

Mermaid's Purse said...

Spent an enjoyable few hours yesterday reading the last 6 months of your blog .......... it's great that the brooches et al are doing so well - particularly becuase you are still enjoying making them. Love the pastel mugs and your spotty ones!!

Emma said...

Well, yes, another lurker altho I've just grown up & started with the comments - I do love them on mine but at No 75 do I have a chance for either of these beautiful sets? Part of my childhood, too.
Found your blog a few months ago (I know I know, it shouldn't have to be a giveaway to get us out, but it does work well!)Your work is beautiful, & I never realised the extent of friendship & info exchange out here! Thank you.

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

All of the mugs are lovely - collectively the feminine ones appeal, but individually the mugs for men win out! They're all lovely! Like your blue pieces too. Bye for now, Lesley

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

They would go in my kitchen and dresser too! I love TG Green and have one or two pieces that go well with my miss-matched blue and white china ... yes ... I have a dresser with blue and white bits ... and ... no ... I don't only do RED

Please may I put my name in the hat
Thank you!

Happy weekend
Carolyn ♥

ps. I'm # 76 wooo hooo!!!!!
charleyarry23@aol.com

Jamie said...

Oh, I don't know if I could decide. Both color sets are fantastic! The stripes are wonderful. Jamie V in MT
amzanioli@yahoo.com
http://rem-nants.blogspot.com

Robin Mac said...

Mad, who said you are mad Jackie? You could not possibly be! I grew up with Cornishware here in Australia and have always loved it, if overseas is included, please count me in. Cheers, Robin

Elizabeth Armstrong said...

Jackie
What a lovely collection! We have a few pieces of Cornish ware and this reminds me of it.

I would like to nominate you a Sunshine Blog Award as I get such pleasure reading your words every week.

So funny because it would appear I am trying to gain some sort of underhand advantage - truly I am not!
Best wishes
Elizabeth

Maja said...

Absolutely gorgeous mugs! I love the colors!

ruth said...

Have just discovered your wonderful blog, and would love the chance to win a set of the 'his' mugs. They are really stunning!
x

green phoenix said...

I spent yesterday choosing new mugs - these would look beautiful with mine!
Thanks for the giveaway,

x

x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

as my stroppy teenager is in charge of emptying the dishwasher most of my mugs have chips so i'd LOVE to win a set of mugs! i love the pastel ones myself :0)

Clevelandgirlie said...

Delicious mugs to be filled with something hot and sweet. Oh please enter me into your magic hat. The only thing i'd like more is one of your flowers - for they too are quite 'delcious!'

dubgirl said...

Both sets of the mugs look lovely, I remember my Nan having loads of the blue stripey, it was never that expensive and she had a whole dresser full of the stuff x

Claudia said...

You're right, it's really very difficult to decide which set is more beautiful. We would have to talk together to find out which one of us gets which set!!!! As I guess I am somewhat your age these stripes conjure up memories of childhood days when I saw many mugs and especially jugs like these. Thanks for this giveaway - I would love to have a set - just as all the others! Geetings from Germany

skippinginthemeadow said...

I've only just turned up here for the first time, so don't feel obliged to enter my comment.
The blue and white stripe mugs remind me of my Grandmother - as a child I visited her on Saturday's, she would meet me at the bus stop and then we had to walk up a very steep hill to her house, when we arrived she always made us each a steaming cup of tea in a blue stipe mug. She always gave me a cream bun too :o)

Sumea

Mrs C said...

They look lovely! Please count me in.

bellaboo said...

I love your cornishware.Many years ago I bought a T.G.Green blue and white striped flour sifter from a car boot for £3 which are now fetching up to £80!

Bellaboo

Bobo Bun said...

I saw your fabulous brooch on Emma's blog and thought I'd pop over. Now it just looks plain old greedy that I'm commenting when such gorgeous mugs are up for grabs. Hey ho, never mind as I'd love to have a go at winning as most of ours are chipped and these are shiny and new.

Had a great look through your lovely blog and adore your use of colour. Such stunning work.

Lisa

Tilly Rose said...

AM LOVING THE MUGS SO HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO LEAVE A COMMENT IN THE HOPE THAT I MIGHT WIN, IF I DONT THEN I WILL JUST ENJOY LOOKING AT THEM ON UR FAB BLOG !!! THANKS

PippaPatchwork said...

They're gorgeous! You can never have too many mugs. I would go with the girly ones because, well, I'm a girl--but I would be quite content with either ;)

JaneO said...

me, me, please please.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Ooh, yes please!

Sandy Mastroni said...

I feel like Sue ... this is my first visit !
but I love the mugs .....

TheMadHouse said...

I have just found your blog and love it, I also love the pastel mugs

Beverly said...

Love your blog. I stumbled here by accident, but I'll bookmark the place. I love TG Green Cornish ware. I found some at a thrift store(!) many years ago and use it every day. Blue in the kitchen makes for a nice color complement since there's no blue food.

Beverly said...

oops, forgot to say that the cat pix are hilarious.

*jean* said...

ooo how lovely!! please count me in! i like the bold striped set...kind of nautical! love mugs, have a small collection...

thank you!!

jean

BrittanButterfly said...

oh what lovely mugs!!! I love mugs, and I LOVE stripes! I am also an indecisive person, so if I were to win, I would feel exactly the same way as you would if I were to make a decision! ha ha ha... oh well, good luck everyone!
...BrittanButterfly...
p.s. here is my blog:
www.littleowlarts.blogspot.com

sweetypie said...

WHAT LOVELY MUGS!I WOULD LOVE TO WIN THE TOP SET OOH YES PLEASE

Kayla coo said...

Wonderful mugs,I would love the chance to win one, thank you.x

Jules said...

Love the mugs...love the blog X

Connie said...

Love the mugs but love your work even more. Glad I stopped by this evening.

KerryFelter said...

Hi Jackie. I would love the mugs. I am getting my first studio space next week and these would be lovely for tea and coffee there--a studio-warming present!! I am more bright and less pastel, but either set would be lovely in the studio....now I will have to get a kettle!!

Angela Mobley said...

Pick me pick me!!!!



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