Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year Giveaway!

First of all...HAPPY NEW YEAR to all you wonderful folks out there! People who take time out of their busy schedules to read what I write....however short and sweet or long and boring it is, AND take even more time and comment on it! THAT'S what keeps me motivated to keep doing what I do.

So its been 10 months since I started this blog, and this is my 201st post! What better way to herald in the 2011th year than with my 201st post (It's just a coincidence...the 201 and the 2011!!! Or is it???) and MY FIRST GIVEAWAY!

So up for grabs are these dry pastel drawings I did a couple of months ago. The giveaway is open to those living in India as well as the US! The drawings measure 24" x 16" and are done on watercolor paper. My son from DC is visiting me this Jan and heading back to DC by mid Jan, so I am sending this one back through him....so......
If the winner is from the US, he/she gets this one
 And if the winner is from India, he/she gets this one

Here are the deets......it may sound complicated, but really it's not. 

You can be living anywhere to enter, but the giveaway can only be mailed to the US or to India.....so even if you don't live in either of these 2 countries, you can happily enter for someone in the US or India!

You are each allowed a maximum of 3 entries - 

1. For the first entry, leave a comment below telling me what you like about my blog. 
2. For the second entry, follow Saffron and Silk by clicking on the "Follow" widget and leave a comment letting me know you have "followed". If you are already a follower, leave me a comment saying that. Either comment will be your second entry.
3. For the third entry, blog about the giveaway on your blog, or your Facebook page, leave a comment letting me know you have, AS WELL AS the link to your blog post or the FB page.

Easy peasy right?

The giveaway starts today and ends Saturday, January 15th  at midnight, Indian Standard Time (US equivalent is Saturday, January 15th- 10.30am Pacific Time, 11.30am Mountain Time, 12.30pm Central Time and 1.30pm Eastern time)

I will choose the winner using random.org and will announce the winner on January 16th! So be sure to check on the 16th to see if you have won, so you can send me your e mail/address info.
Good Luck to all of you! 

65 comments:

indian yarn said...

color, color which color do you want? i want it all to enjoy --

Neha@ all things beautiful said...

Ohhhh...I wouldn't want to miss this one! I really wish I win.

I like your blog coz its such a treat to see your creations, your paintings and to read your thoughtfully written posts. And I really really like your sense of style and decor.... its os much like mine.

Neha@ all things beautiful said...

And ofcourse I'm already a follower

Sharon said...

Ooh...I would love to own another KR :)...I love your blog because you cover some absolutely delightful things - your weekend updates are so different from anyone else's, I almost get voyeuristic pleasure reading them :), I love that you post about whatever catches your fancy - animated recipes, interesting people and the interesting stuff they do (esp the one about that guy who has been making eco-friendly pots, pans, refrigerators, etc), your art, and your photography. There's always something new to see or learn from your posts!

Have a lovely new year!

Anpu said...

Love that painting!!...hope i am going to win,...win...win

Like? No...I love your blog! why?...love your sense of decor, color, your posts are fun to read and comphrensive. love teh entusiasm...and the lovely person you are shines through your blog. you make the simplest things beautiful...

Anpu said...

I am your follower...:-))2nd entry...shameless aren't I...!!

Anpu said...

Facebook post too done...aint goin to miss an opportunity...:-)

tina said...

i have only just followed your blog..but i love the 'colors' of your blog, the 'voice' of it...and, of course, the dogs in their holiday attire!

Charu said...

Hi,

I came across your blog in October .Love your blog for all things beautiful including your heart. I want to love my son the way you do. It was so nice to see your son’s hand written stories and birthday cards and then to see a handsome young guy. No matter how big they grow they are always going to be our Kochu kuttan/ kutty paiyan right ?.

I quit my full time corporate job to be a SAHM. And I love every minute of it though I wouldn’t mind ten people helping me with chores everyday : ).Taking notes from your blog and I will save every small bit of art work my son might create in future. I have a two and half year old little delicious guy.

I share a lot of your interest like painting, interior decoration etc. And I also love to cook. I wanted to de-lurk to say a “hello”. I live in Oregon. If your visit Portland in future, I would love to meet you.

Charu

Emreen said...

The first thing that would come to my mind when I think your blog Saffron and Silk is the variety that you find here.. and the regularity in writing posts....Also, I love your design style and your paintings... are soo beautiful...

This is my first entry .. 2 more to follow ;-) ;-) .....
Wish you a very Happy New Year !!

Anu Gummaraju said...

Your giveaway is to be coveted! I love the creativity that comes thorough in everything that you touch! ALL your vignettes are so gorgeous and beautiful, and it lets me see the world through beautiful eyes...

indira said...

Happy New Year, Kamini! The stunning visuals, the aesthetics, the raw talent, I take for granted on your blog. What trumps it for me is the writing style...crisp, lively, and very relatable. There is an ease in the flow of words that makes me feel that I am participating with you. Keep it coming in 2011!
I am already the proud owner of 2 of your paintings! I will sit out this giveaway.

Veda Murthy said...

hurray!!!! i wuld love to win!!!!

PreeOccupied said...

Its a riot of colors. Congrats to you on your 201st post. There is many more to come, I can assure myself. I love your Blog for the color, warmth, and honesty that it portrays. I have come to know you as a very vivacious and a person with grit. You are a great source of inspiration.

Designwali said...

Gorgeous! Although I live in Canada....but I'll keep my fingers crossed!

Kamini said...

Thanks all for your lovely comments! For those in Canada I will happily mail it to anyone you know in the US!

Sayantani said...

I love everything about your blog Kamini...and am a follower for a long time now....

Wish you a very happy new year!!!

Anu Gummaraju said...

OK, here's my blog post on the giveaway! http://afleetingglimpse.wordpress.com/2011/01/01/saffron-and-silk-giveaway/

Anu Gummaraju said...

Started following the blog too :)...

Anonymous said...

Oh how wonderful. I just came across your blog this Holiday break and now I can enter for a painting. I must tell you that you have inspired me to start rearranging my house. Looking forward to going through the entire blog.

My3

Anonymous said...

New to FB. Have followed you and also you are on my FB page :). I am off to pull some pots and put them elsewhere :).

My3

GB said...

Dear K.....Happy happy new year! I'd love to own a "Kamini R" painting! Not sure whether I follow via GFC, but you know I wouldn't miss a post!--I'm signing up to follow to---have to ensure I grab that second chance too!!

Happy new year--may this year bring loads of inspiration, happiness, fun, beauty, peace, new beginnings....

GB said...

Follow follow follow now!

Mohan said...

Impressive paintings! I am sure the winner would love to receive them asap. I am already following your blog and here is my comment too... So, hope I have been given 2 entries :)

Happy new year to you and your family as well.

Sangeetha said...

Love your blog it's inspiring and beautiful

Sreelu said...

Kamini,

Congrats on your special milestone and wishing you many many more. Why I love your blog well I could write an essay on it but to keep it short love the warmth your blog has, feels very homey and connected. Love your design showcase be it your or of artists around the world.

It would be an honor to own your painting.

Sreelu said...

I do follow you on FB and via google reader as well. Pick me pick me pick me random,org, please ......

Rupa. said...

Hey Kamini,
happy new year....gorgeous paintings....
I love your decor style and your way with it...I am a huge fan of indian traditional with a modern twist and your blog resonates that to me with deep honesty.....
And this is my 1st entry...2nd and 3rd will follow soon...once I get back home from work.... :)
Love,
rupa.

Travel Bug said...

Happy New Year. I came across your blog from entertaining from an Ethnic Indian kitchen, and expected to see some pictures and photos. Instead I saw a vibrant woman,with an invigorating artistic flair. Most of all you were everthing I thought you wouldnt be and the icing on the cake? The wonderful post on your sons wedding. As an indian woman married to an american man and living in the US, I was pleasantly surprised and so happy!! Finally a creative and open minded indian from India!!!

rkramadh said...

Your blog is very colorful and inspiring. I love your style of writing, it's very honest and down to earth with a good dose of humor too. Reading your blog a few times a week has become my fav thing to do now. Your paintings do inspire me to continue my painting hobby. Would be so thrilled and honored to own your art. Happy new year and I look forward to all your inspiring posts in 2011!

Shell said...

Hey Kamini,

Happy new year !!

I love your blog. I first reached your blog following links to alki beach. I live in seattle so it got me real excited :) . I had just moved into a new apt and your blog was/is such an inspiration. I love your style and the colors I see in ur blog.

Shell said...

And I do follow you blog.

Roshni Mitra Chintalapati said...

Hi kamini,

thanks a lot for this wonderful giveaway! I love your blog coz I looking at your beautiful house and hoping to create a similar decor in mine someday!

Anonymous said...

Look forward to your art, decor inspiration, recipes and just ramblings as much my morning cup of tea. A beautiful blog.
~Soni

Sound Horn Please said...

Your paintings of course K! And I have loved reading the weekend wrap ups over the last month :)

Sound Horn Please said...

I follow... where you lead ;)

Rekha said...

I want this so badly :) Hmm, what do I love about your blog? Everything, from your sense of style to eclectic mix of topics. Followed your blog too.
Keeping my fingers crossed xxxxxxxxx :)

Sharon said...

Blogged about it too - http://www.thekeybunch.com/2011/01/got-bare-wall-kamini-has-answer.html

:)

Chica said...

Wow, u r a brilliant artist. I am aspiring to be one ! Would love to hang your painting in my room to inspire me :)

Chica said...

I also follow u now :)

rinks said...

lovely colors!! wud love to have it with me!!! superb!!

jyotsna said...

Beauty!!! Love the play of colors!!!

Shilpa Kamath said...

The vibrant colours,beautifully designed and maintained interiors of your home, the creative DIY projects and artwork, amazing photos make your blog such a pleasure to follow and read.

Looking forward to many more wonderful posts in 2011. Have a great year!

Shilpa Kamath said...

Been "following" your blog too :)

Shilpa Kamath said...

Blogged about it @
http://www.makingmasti.com/2011/01/beautiful-giveaway-from-saffron-and.html

Ann said...

Congrats on your 201st post, I only managed to drum up 100 posts in twice the amount of time you did =). I've been smitten by your blog ever since Is aw it via Komali nunna, I think your honesty, and the love for your son, just shot through the pages.

Ann said...

..and now I'm following too...and on Reader as well =)

Anusha said...

Hi Kamini,
Wish you a very Happy New Year and congrats on the 201st post.I enjoy everything about your blog,the witty writing, the funny stories, the artwork,the orange wall, specially coz I like earthy,red and orange color tones. Random.org pick me please!

Anusha

Anusha said...

Follow your blog

Aarav said...

Happy New Year!
Really like your sense of decor,specially the artwork

Chinmayi said...

Happy New Year love your blog, love the art work you have and love the color scheme.

Frangipani Decor said...

Happy New Year, Kamini!

I enjoy reading your blog for the glimpses into your home, your art and your family. Looking forward to reading more of your work and DIY projects in 2011. Would love to win your painting - it is beautiful.

Best,
Chryselle @ Frangipani Decor

Frangipani Decor said...

Just blogged about it as well :)

Rupa said...

Following you now :) This is the 2nd entry
-Rupa

Rupa said...

and here comes the 3rd
http://rupasivanarayana.wordpress.com/2011/01/07/amazing-giveaway/

now all set ....and wishing to win this :)

Anonymous said...

Instant Refresh of mind!Thats what I like about your blog.I usually open this at work,sometimes at the very beginning of my day and it takes me to a colorful word of designs,spaces,paintings,homes and recipies.Simple yet elegant!

Mahes said...

I came here from Patty's, lovely blog. I get inspiration from the ideas and what a splash of colors you have here. Happy New Year!

Mahes said...

Clicked Follow and I am now a follower :)

Emreen said...

...Have not missed a single post on your blog for quite a time... The second entry is also done....

Emreen said...

For the third entry : I have blogged about the giveaway here :

http://liventhingsup.blogspot.com/2011/01/giveaway-saffron-and-silk.html

brinda nilesh said...

hello kamini
congrats on ur 201st post!!

was totally caught up with guests pouring in from india and abroad and cudnt get any time to even come near my lapptop!

but all of a sudden remembered tht u had announced this GIVEAWAY post !
i know i am kind of late....and looking at the looooooooong list of admirers...i really doubt my chances...!!
but cmon...this still seemed like a gud oppurtunity to let u know tht ur blog is so u!
i simply adore the spirit with which every form of art, music, food et., etc., is brought out by u!!
keep blogging and keep inspiring!

brinda nilesh said...

hi kamini
was always an admirer now i am a follower too!!:))

anything for tht amazing painting!;)

VALYA said...

I love your blog because its so colorful and because you update frequently. I don't have to wait for a long time to read a new post. :)

VALYA said...

Following............

newbie said...

Hmmm... such a nice give away
Following...