Gift Basket Collage 2

We are celebrating the launch of A Southern Discourse today by giving away this gorgeous Southern Discourse gift basket!  The 100th reader who subscribes to the blog and comments on an article will be our WINNER I am telling you that you are going to WANT to win this!  To be honest, I really had to resist keeping it for myself.  But because I love you guys so much, I managed to get myself together and share.  I know that if you take a look at what’s inside, you will love it as much as I do!

Many of these adorable things came from the cutest little boutique/spa in my town called Southern Chic Spatique.  I love going in there and just browsing around.  As a matter of fact, I think Southern Chic would make an awesome feature here on “The Porch,” don’t you?  I’m going to see what I can do about that.  But first!  The gift basket preview!basket4

I love this Keep Calm and Be Southern Pillow by Southern Sayins’.   The cotton canvas cover can be taken off and hand washed if it happens to get dirty.  With all of the “keep calm” sayings going around now, this one just really got me, especially since I found it next to a pillow all about a good southern “hissy fit.”  And what about those dusty teal tea towels with the ruffle and fringey crosses?  Just couldn’t pass those up.  They would look too cute hanging on the handle of your oven or on a cup towel hook.

basket5Next is this little 3.5 x 5 distressed frame with burlap bow and some sparkle.  You could put a photo in it, but I put together and printed up for you the portion of Acts 3:46 that was featured on our Facebook page earlier in the week– “And they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart.”  That “simplicity of heart” really is the key!

Now, I just fell in love with this recipe holder.  A little pegbasket3 in the back makes it stand on its own, and tightly wrapped twine holds your recipe for you while you are cooking.  Now your recipes are up off the counter, staying clean and neat, and easily seen while you make delicious dishes!  You could also slip a photo in there when you weren’t cooking!

Ok, I promised 2 exclusive Southern Discourse recipes, but I am not showing them here.  They are a surprise!  However, I promise they are ones you are going to love and end up using time and time again.  So, let’s get to reading and subscribing and commenting.  Somebody’s going to win, and I want it to be you!