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Giveaway Winner



Thank you to the ladies who entered my 200th post giveaway. I enjoyed reading your comments, suggestions and compliments. I am inspired by all of your blogs so it means a lot to me when you tell me you enjoy reading Cafe Chatelaine.

So about the mystery giveaway, it has a New England flavor, of course! First, a jar of body butter in the scent of sea lavender. It was purchased from Martha's Vineyard.



Next, the winner will receive a package of vintage labels, all from New England. I bought these a few months ago at a church antique fair.



There are 8 labels in total.



Next, a Claire Murray La Vie Claire magazine. I love this magazine. When Victoria Magazine stopped publishing a while back I was so disappointed. I missed the wonderful photography. Well, La Vie Claire magazine is a close second. It is so visually beautiful. You need to find a copy and see for yourself.




The last item in the giveaway is Yankee Magazine. I always look for this magazine on the newsstand. It has interesting stories about New England and a great calendar of events.



The names were all tossed in a hat. Last time I used the random number generator my computer got a virus so I didn't want to chance it.

And now the mystery is over, the winner is.....

Nancy @ Fete et Fleur. Congratulations Nancy! Please send me your full name and address info so I can send out your gifts. And again thank you for your kind comments.

Comments

Fete et Fleur said…
Oh my Goodness!! I'm thrilled to have won your giveaway. Thank you so much!

Hugs!
Nancy
Julie@beingRUBY said…
Wow... what a fabulous set of goodies... congratulations to Nancy... and boy I'm yearning for that body butter now.. haha.. have a great week xx Julie
What a great gift!! I'm so jealous!!!! Congrats Fete et Fleur ♥

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