Friday, January 16, 2009

One Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway

I began blogging Friendship Tea one year ago today. I had no experience blogging (or writing) and had no idea what I would post, but I was inspired to blog after a few months of reading several beautiful and informational blogs. I previously attempted to journal and quickly found the written journal was not for me! Blogging however, has become a fun hobby, a therapy of sorts, and a wonderful way to meet different people from around the world!

If you are a regular visitor, you know Friendship Tea is about the adventures of my family, enjoying time with friends, life in Kentucky, and my passion for TEA the BEVERAGE, TEA the CEREMONY and collecting all things TEA!

In celebration of my one year anniversary of blogging, I am announcing a giveaway of a Friendship Tea Package. This giveaway includes: the book Friendship Teas to Go by Emilie Barnes with artwork by Susan Rios, a blue floral teacup and saucer and an assortment of Harney & Sons (loose leaf) tea sachets.

Leave a comment on this post between now and Monday evening, January 19th at 6:00 p.m. A winner will be randomly drawn at that time and announced on Tuesday morning. I know there are a bunch of you out there who read this blog but hesitate to comment, so this is your opportunity to post a comment to enter the drawing for this fabulous and fun tea gift! I look forward to your comments!

31 comments:

bennie and patsy said...

I know how you feel about blogging. It has been the same for me. Wonderful new friends.
patsy

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your life & your passions. Jan

belinda said...

Enjoy your blog and your photos

Beadyjan said...

How lovely that you're keeping traditional English afternoon tea traditions so far away from us here in the uk. I'll raise a cup to you next time I'm having a cuppa. I love to visit tea rooms here in Britain.

Rosemary said...

Happy Blogging Anniversary Linda!
Nancy

Angela McRae said...

I can't believe it's just your one-year blogaversary, Linda, because I feel like we've been friends for years! Congratulations! (And thanks for all you have taught me. Like the fact I need to go to Kentucky and follow you around the antique stores, ha!)

Charli and me said...

Happy blog anniversary Linda! I have enjoyed reading all your posts. I hope you do another Kentucky Durby series this year.
It's been fun getting to know you.
I hope you have many more wonderful years of blogging.
Carol

Marilyn Miller said...

Congratulation on one year! It is fun.

carogonza said...

I am a lurker but wanted to say thanks for sharing. I enjoy reading your posts.

Anonymous said...

Happy anniversary, Linda! I found your blog a few months ago, and went back 'in time' to read what I had missed, as I love your style of writing! Enter me in your giveaway, please!!
Susan T.

mjenningsdesigns said...

I am so glad you began blogging because you then got me to start! Congratulations on 1 year!!!!!!! Time sure flies :-) I don't want to be entered because I want someone else to win but I wanted to make a comment :-)

Love,
Melissa #1 daughter

Winifred said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. I love your blog even though I don't drink tea so I won't enter your competition. I'll leave that for the tea lovers.

I wish you many happy years of blogging.

Red lady-Bonnie said...

Congrats on your one year blogging anniversary Linda! I just found your blog and I look forward to following it and catching up on your posts and learning more about tea from you. I just started a blog this summer and have met the most wonderful blogger friends already. This is an amazing community. I am a tea lover and collect tea cups so please add my name to your giveaway drawing.

JEWEL said...

I share your passion for blogging. It has indeed opened a while new world.

W. Latane Barton said...

What a lovely idea to celebrate your blogging anniversary... The cup and saucer are so pretty. Someone will be happy to win your giveaway. Hope it's me.

Bernideens Tea Time Blog said...

Hi there Linda....Ihave joined you at blogspot. I have always enjoyed your blog so count me in for the drawing! I wish you a healthy and tea filled New Year!

Janeen said...

Happy Anniversary! I would love to win your lovely drawing, please put me in! Have a great holiday weekend!

scrappy quilter said...

What a beautiful blog. I found it through another blog.

martha e said...

I've enjoyed your blog journey very much, Linda. Thank you for such positive and uplifting thoughts each day.

englishteacup said...

Would love to be part of your give away , I go on your blog everyday to see what tea things you have been doing. thanks Lynne

parTea lady said...

I'm happy to have found your lovely blog. Happy one year anniversary.

Teresa said...

Linda, I recently discovered Harney & Sons tea. It has become one of my favorites. Your Friendship Tea recipe on your side bar is a recipe I have been looking for. A neighbor of mine when I was in my 20's made that tea and I liked it so much. Guess what I will be making this weekend?

Happy Blogging anniversary. I for one really enjoy your blog.

carol said...

You have a very enjoyable blog ... Happy Anniversary (and many more).

Miss Lila in Atlanta said...

Good Afternoon from Atlanta, GA.
Yes, I'm a lurker! I've been reading your blog for some time now. What is it about giveaways that make us stop and take the time comment?
I used to own and operate "Miss Lila's Tea Room" here in Atlanta. I had to close two years ago as I found out I had breast cancer. It was the saddest day of my life closing the Tea Room.
I enjoy reading all the blogs out there about tea. I love taking tea.
Please consider me for your giveaway. I've always wanted that book. Thank You.

Miss Lila in Atlanta
lilahuggins@gmail.com

sharonavinger said...

Linda, I've been a "lurker" but I'm commenting now! I love all things tea and have been a tea drinker all my life. What lovely items in your giveaway! Please enter me in your drawing. I love forward to reading your wonderful blog every day. Please continue to share yur tea loves!
Sharon
mavinger@sc.rr.com

Alice said...

Happy Anniversay
I have enjoyed everything that I have learned from you on tea, I'm
glad to know Linda, The Tea Lady.
Alice

Connie Armstrong said...

My goodness, how quickly this year has gone by! I love being able to travel with you by way of your blog, and I look forward to more travel adventures!

Connie Armstrong

La Tea Dah said...

Happy one-year bloggy anniversary, Linda. I have enjoyed your tea themes immensely! It's always wonderful to find kindred-spirits in blogland. Keep up the good work! I look forward to future posts.

LaTeaDah

Tree said...

Hello, I found your blog researching loose leaf tea. My husband started an on-line loose leaf tea company a couple of years back- www.drinktheleaf.com. It has been so much fun, that I started blogging about it, too. wifeofateadrinker.blogspot.com
I enjoyed reading yours. Thanks for sharing! Happy Anniversary! Best, Wife of Tea Drinker

cpullum said...

Wow I just found your blog! I like tea count me in!
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Rosemary said...

Here's to another year of blogging!
Susanna

 

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