Giveaway Ended: Enter our 2014 Easter – Basket Giveaway for your chance to win a beautifully handcrafted Potato Masher Basket filled with some great goodies. Just answer our question in the Comments section and you’ll be entered to win. Open to the 48 contiguous states. Must be over 18 to enter. See full rules for all the details.
This Giveaway Has Ended:
Thank You to everyone that entered and congratulations to our winner.
There was no right or wrong answer to our question. Winner was chosen at random, using Random.org. We appreciate your support and trust you all had a very Happy Easter.
Handcrafted Potato Masher Basket, with handmade soaps, all occasion cards and more.
Don’t you just love this ? That’s a basket hand woven around an antique Potato Masher. You just know some special Granny used that potato masher for years to make some great meals for her and her family.
Because Easter has totally slipped up on us this year, we may not be giving away a basket filled with Chocolate, but we’re definitely giving away a basket filled with love.
This beautifully handcrafted Potato Masher Basket is skillfully made by Mildred Daniels of Virginia. Her family just refers to her as “Granny,” and it’s obvious her talents have been passed down through the family line.
I first discovered “Granny” and her baskets, while responding to a comment that had been left here on Taste of Southern by one of our readers. Deb Girotti is a retired homeschool mom, after 17 years of teaching her four children.
Deb maintains her own website called Mountain Musings and I do hope you’ll visit her site to learn more about this talented family living life in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
Her daughter Hannah, operates “Graceful Design Cards.” You’ll find a unique collection of Note Cards, Photography Cards, Watercolor Cards and more, including “Pleasant View Soaps,” a line of handmade cold-process soaps. (They even provided the pictures of the giveaway items above.)
You’ll also find a collection of baskets by “Granny,” in her Etsy shop. All the handcrafted baskets made by Granny are available for purchase online, and you can visit the Etsy Shop by clicking here: Granny’s Basket Shop.
You’ll find some great gift items for yourself, your family, and your friends, at either of the above mentioned websites. I do hope you’ll visit them soon.
I’ve long been fascinated with basket weaving, and must confess I’ve had more than one thought that it might be something that would interest me. Perhaps after I make those fishing rods I’ve been putting off for the past several years, I’ll give basket making a try. I purchased several boxes of supplies for making fishing rods a few years back. They’re still stacked right where I left them when I brought it all home, so don’t hold your breath waiting for me to show you a basket that I just made here on Taste of Southern. They’re all in my “one day” list of things I’d like to do.
Anyway, having viewed the Mildred Daniels Etsy Shop of baskets, I knew right away that one day I’d like to offer one as a giveaway here on Taste of Southern. I asked Deb to put together a gift basket for me, and this is what we’re giving away to one of our lucky readers for Easter.
1- Potato Masher Basket, handcrafted, dated, and signed by Mildred Daniels.
1- Bar of Pineapple Cilantro Handmade Soap.
1- Bar of Sweet Lemon Basil Handmade Soap (these smell wonderful by the way)
1- Pack of 6 Notecards: “Iris Glow,” an original watercolor by Hannah Girotti of Graceful Designs.
1- “Shenandoah Valley” Photo Card with Envelope by Hannah Girotti of Graceful Designs.
1- “Market Grapefruit” Photo Card with Envelope by Hannah Girotti of Graceful Designs.
Just leave a comment to this question in the Comment Section below. There is no right or wrong answer. One winner will be chosen at random at the end of the giveaway from all of the entries received.
Answer this: “What are your plans for Easter Weekend?”
That’s it, just leave your answer below and you’re entered.
Rules: yep, gotta have a few.
ONE entry per person.
Must be over 18 to enter.
Contest ends at midnight – Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Winner will be posted on the following Monday morning.
You MUST come back to see if you won, and to claim your prize by midnight April 27, 2014.
To Claim Your Prize: Use our Contact Us form and send us your full name and the address you’d like your prize mailed to.
All comments are moderated. Your comment will not appear immediately but will be posted as soon as I can review it.
That’s it. Best of luck to you, and I look forward to reading about your plans.
Happy Easter: I do hope you have a very safe and happy Easter weekend. Little baskets remind me of the biblical story of the little boy with the loaves of bread and the fishes that Jesus multiplied and fed all those people with. Miracles still happen. Each day we breathe is a miracle, and I trust that you’ll remember the true meaning of this Easter season. HE IS RISEN.
Disclaimer: All the items being given away have been purchased by me from the sources listed above especially for this giveaway. I have the items sitting beside me as I type at this very moment. The soaps smell really great and the basket and cards are just awesome. All opinions expressed regarding these products are my very own. I’ll gladly send them to you if your name is selected as the winner, and you claim your prize by submitting your name and the address you’d like them shipped to by the deadline listed. Not responsible for loss or damage of items once received by the selected carrier. If you have any allergies to the soap products listed, you might prefer we ship them as a gift to someone else. Just letting you know ahead of time. OK?