Friday, April 9, 2010

MY FIRST GIVEAWAY FROM CSN STORES

If ever there is a time that I need a fairy godmother ~ it has to be now. I've just come to discover CSN Stores. I've also discovered that they have wonderful Entertainment Centers. And it's beginning to dawn on me, very vividly, I might add, that I really want need either this .....or this ......or this .... or this. 



Just look at this. Wouldn't you bawl for this Sable Creek Armoire as well? I would. I am. 



And for some gorgeous cookware like this 6 qt Coq Au Vin from their Cookware department


Or for some bakeware like this 1.5 qt Pate Le Creuset Terrine


or for some gorgeous tableware like this Lennox Vegetable Bowl


or for this Hot Tamale Deep Bowl


Or for this heart arresting Kathy Ireland Home by Franz Collection Lotus Creamer


*faint*  
       
And this is what I've learned ~

CSN is based in Boston, USA. It has been in operation for more than 5 years and was recently named to the HOT 100 List of online retailers for 2009. It has 200+ shopping sites with a numerous variety of products and has grown into a Top 3 online US retailer of home and office goods. It has also opened its online stores in Canada, the UK and Germany as well.

I spent hours days squealing over their websites. I'll tell you why.

Did I not promise you before I left for a break that I'd pop in if I had something outrageous, interesting or pretty to share? Well I did and I do. 

CSN Stores asked me if I'd like to do a giveaway for my North American readers. Would I!?! *Squeal!*

So my dear Friends, Americans, Canadians, lend me your eyes. Just gaze at this beautiful Lennox Butler's Pantry Square Baker and its drop dead gorgeous Large Pitcher and tell me which one would me you really like to own. 

This?


Or this?


Once you've made the difficult choice ~ here's how you enter ~


Leave a comment. Tell me which one you would like to have, and why.


And if you decide to do all or any one of the extra activities below it will earn you an extra entry or entries.


1. Sign up as a follower of Cherryonacake on the sidebar and let me know in the comment form. You are sweet enough to sign up aren't you? 

and/or

2. Mention my giveaway in a blog entry, link back to me and leave me the link in a comment.

and/or


3. Post a link to this post in your facebook status and let me know by linking.


Which means if you choose to do 1 + _ things above you should have _ separate entries/comments which will make you _ times luckier.


This giveaway is open to residents in the US and Canada only

I will keep this giveaway open until midnight of the 19th of April 2010 PST. I will pick the winner by drawing a number and I will announce the lucky winner and the choice that she or he made the following day, the 20th of April 2010.

This gorgeous giveaway is sponsored by CSN Stores.

104 comments:

Juli Herman said...

oooooohhh squeal!!!
ok, I want the pitcher even though this was a very difficult choice to make because I love that dosh as well. I need the pitcher more though because as of now I only have one glass pitcher, and I would LOVE to have another one and a pretty one at that!

Juli Herman said...

what stumble button?

ICook4Fun said...

Welcome back Zurin. I would love to have that picther cos' it look beautiful :)

zurin said...

Juli dear, The little icon immediately after the post!:)

Juli Herman said...

i put it as a status on my FB...now for that blog entry...lol

Federica said...

ciao!! quante belle cose!!! le comprerei tutte!!:))

Tasha said...

6qt Coq Au Vin! I love CSN stores, they have so much fu nstuff =)

suburban prep said...

Oh the baker is wonderful. I am always asked to make a special dessert or food item and what a special presentation this would be .
msgb245 at gmail dot com

Angie's Recipes said...

Don't know about CSN...gotta check it out.
Nice to see you back :-)

Becky said...

The pitcher is gorgeous but impractical for me. Never use them and I have a 30-year collection going! Yikes. So...the baker is what I choose...so lovely too.
I clicked on the Stumble button but am unsure about whether or not I actually accomplished anything!
Oh, what a lovely giveaway you have going on here! thank you. And now I will have to check out CSN.

Trix said...

You are so funny. I missed you!! Please come back, pretty please? Well, I really need a pitcher, so that's my vote. And I already follow you ; )

Ninette said...

I'm doing my first giveaway too! I would like to square baker, because I would use it more!!

mean green mom said...

They are both lovely- but of I MUST choose my fave is the Lennox Butler's Pantry Square Baker.
Thanks so much
meangreenmom[at]gmail[dot]com

terri@adailyobsession said...

oi yoh, only for us n canadians?!

i like tt lennox oval bowl. it looks like a bathtub. i can see cauliflower au gratin in it. bread n butter puddings.

hey, i dreamt of you the other night :DD. am missing your cheery posts. n you.

La Table De Nana said...

Hi Zurin..you are back..that is so nice to see.

I do follow..that's how I know when my favorites post:) They are on my blogroll:)

I don't Facebook though..:(

Good luck! I hope this venture is wonderful for you..

I will graciously opt out of the giveaway ..I have a nice pitcher and a baker:) I would love to leave more chances for others..But thank you so much!

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

So glad to see this post, Zurin! :) That Lennox Vegetable Bowl has my name written on it. Lucky North American readers!

PS: Just like Monique to opt out and give others a chance. So sweet of her.

lostpastremembered said...

I am already a follower Zurin.. I would love the dish since I lost one a few weeks ago when I added something cold to a hot dish and crack smash... it split into pieces and ruined the food!!!
I hope you were absent for a good cause, because we miss you and your warm humor and grace...

I am happy to put this up on my blog... I want to do a giveaway one of these days...such a nice thing to give people who come to our blogs... thanks for doing it!!
I don't do facebook for the blog but happy to do anything else!

Chow and Chatter said...

oh beautiful choices Zurin very you wish you could have them, I like the pitcher following you and will tweet it love Rebecca

petite nyonya said...

guess what! i was contacted by csn stores too. i can't quite figure out what is it that they want to do. i offered a product review of some sort but they don't ship to this part of the world. darn!

high low said...

They're both pretty, but I would go with the baker b/c not only can I bake sweet treats in it, I can also use it as a serving tray (which I never have enough of!)

Nat said...

Mummy,

What you doing lah? Online business already is it?

Your like hosting you mini "Oprah" show online.

zurin said...

Taya dearie, its just a sponsored giveaway. :))

reindeersp said...

Hiya. I'm on the other side of the atlantic so I don't think this counts as an entry, but I just wanted to say they're both beautiful (esp the pitcher) Aaaand I loove you blog :) I've followed you via google :)

Stephanie said...

I would choose the Lennox Butler's Pantry Square Baker because it could be used for so many recipies!
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Stephanie said...

I'm a follower
thegrants(at)live(dot)com

Stephanie said...

I blogged:
http://thegrantsgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/04/cherry-on-cake-lennox-butlers-pantry.html
thegrants(at)live(dot)com

Mary said...

I just stopped by to say hello, Zurin. Even your giveaways are wonderful. I hope you end up with a gazillion more readers. Have a great day and a fabulous weekend. Blessings...Mary

Barbara said...

Exciting giveaway, Zurin! Love CSN stores!
And I adore the square baker! It's lovely.

Michele said...

I'd choose the pitcher...I love white pitchers with summer flowers in them!

Michele said...

Also, I mentioned it on Facebook! =0)

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

I'll squeal with you Zurin!! :D What a delightful give-away!

Welcome back, and thank you for your very, very nice comments on my blog.

You probably know I'm already one of your happy followers ~ and I would be pleased to announce your give-away on my blog. The more the merrier! I'm sorry, I don't really facebook...:(

Oh, I think if I were lucky enough to win, I would choose that beautiful baking dish. Such fabulous choices- you did a good job by choosing them.

Have a lovely weekend, Z! xo

Faida said...

I think I'm in a wrong crowd. Oh well... I'll wait for the next dish posting. I'm glad you're back Aunty Zurin.I've been checking on your blog hoping to see you on line again. Welcomeback..!!

Beth M said...

The baker. I can see beautiful desserts in it already!

Beth M said...

Follower! (Beth M)

Rebecca said...

I love them both! Such a hard choice! But I think I would want.... my mind is still wavering... the baker to make lots of great casseroles!!

Michelle B said...

I adore the Lennox Butler's Pantry Square Baker
angelsspot(at)hotmail(dot)com

julia said...

Ah, that is a very hard choice. The baker would be practical.. but the pitcher is so gorgeous, I could just set it on the mantle and stare at it... I think I'll go with gorgeous and pick the pitcher!

sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

Percicilan said...

oooohhhh I want I want! but i am right smack in ur neighbourhood. How? hehe

Pam said...

I have spent so long staring at both! They are both so wonderful!!! I am going to have to say the pitcher! I want to fill it with gorgeous flowers.

Pam said...

I already follow you silly, so that's entry number two!

Pam said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Pam said...

Sorry about the deleted comment above!

Facebooked it!

Linda said...

I am so happy to see you back dear Zurin!

I am of course already a follower...
Good Luck with your give away...

I have never heard of CSN stores so I am going to go and check it out...

That pitcher would be lovely filled with my favorite white tulips or blue hydrangeas...

Have a wonderful weekend my friend!

thaeter7 said...

They are all lovely but I would choose the Blue 6 qt Coq Au Vin
rally_thade17@hotmail.com

Rettabug said...

I followed your link on La Table de Nana's site to learn about this wonderful give-away, Zurin!
I've always loved your blog & didn't realize that I wasn't signed up as a follower, so I am now.

I'm not very adept at facebook but if I figure out how to mention your blog & also if I get a post up about it on my own blog, I will come back to tell you & provide the link.

Thanks for this opportunity to win EITHER of these gorgeous pieces!! They would both fit in anywhere & I'm not fussy about which one I'd win. :-)
I did not know about CSN so they picked a good person to advertise their site. Lots of foodies follow you!

fondly,
Rett

Rettabug said...

Zurin, I ordered my pineapple molds from:

http://myworld.ebay.com/biodiversitybaking/

I will edit my blog post to include that info. I got both the heart & the oval. I may not be able to wait till Valentine's day to use the heart one. :-)

Thank you for your sweet comments on my FFT entry. I truly appreciate your lovely thoughts.

Love the Decor! said...

Love the white pitcher I never sen to have enough when entertaining!!

Love the Decor! said...

Following I am also having a csn giveaway stop over and enter it ends Sunday!!

linda said...

hi...found u thru 2 stews...lovely giveaway & thanks...difficult choice but since i have an abulance of pitchers i am going to hope for the baker...it would be fab!
all the best...

Tuty @Scentofspice said...

Hey Zurin,
Good to see you popping back in.

Since I am in the "right" give away zone, I'd love to have the gorgeous pitcher. The square baker is lovely, but the pitcher will come in handy when I entertain.

Amy said...

I'd like to have the Square Baker becuse it would be a beautiful pan to both bake and serve with, and would be great to take to a potluck dinner.

Amy said...

I follow you on Google Friends.

Through My Kitchen Window said...

Hello gorgeous. Life has kept me away from the blogging world for a week now. So wonderful to see you sounding so excited and vibrant with some very exciting prospects for certain followers. Good luck to the winning entry and so very nice to see you dear. Marianaxxxx

Amy said...

Blog Post:
http://fibrofoggy.blogspot.com/2010/04/giveaways-around-blogosphere.html

DarcyO said...

I would choose the pitcher because it's gorgeous!

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

Julie said...

I would choose the large pitcher because its elegant and beautiful-I don't have one like that :)

aunteegem@yahoo.com

Julie said...

I follow your blog as jelaws5

aunteegem@yahoo.com

Katrina said...

love them both! But I would pickt he baker! =)

The Gypsy Chef said...

Zurin, Glad your back. Nice job on the post. 'm impressed! I though I was a follower, but I wasn't. How did that happen? Anyway, love the pitcher and off to FB, I think we should friend one another. Happy Day Zurin!
Pam

Fimère said...

bien venue parmi nous ma chère amie
tu reviens en force ça fait très plaisir
bonne journée

Shooting Stars Mag said...

i would love the pitcher. makes me think of lemonade in the spring time.

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Sarah said...

Oh, it would definitely be that fabulous pitcher for me if I should be the lucky one. Zurin, thanks for entering me!

Sarah said...

Zurin, you know I'm a follower. Love my visits to Cherry on a Cake!

Kathy said...

Hello Zurin...Nice to meet you,
Monique sent me...and I'm glad she did!
I have never heard of these Boston based stores...CSN, how exciting!
I will certainly go on line and check them out.
Have fun with your give-a-way!!!!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet UpNorth Mornings...

2 Stews said...

So glad to see you back Zurin!! Wow what choices...they are both so beautiful with a French flair. I posted your giveaway on my blog in this post:

http://www.2stews.com/2010/04/paris-window-shopping-and-dinner.html

I'd love the square baker. White is my color, too :-)

2 Stews said...

Count me in as a follower, too. I haven't missed many posts, but have been missing you!

Stella said...

Hey Zurin, this is so nice, and I'm glad to hear from you. I would love the baker if my name happened to be drawn!
Hope you had some nice rest away from the computer-I know we all need that sometimes...

Debbie said...

Monique is sending us your way :-)
I am very familiar with the Boston based CSN, and I know you will have fun with your give-a-way! The baking dish would be a lovely addition! I'm glad I found your blog.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

No chance for me this time, I will wait for your next round of give away for MY readers, ok.

Misty said...

I'd love to win the square baker!

Misty said...

And I'm now a follower...

Misty said...

And I mentioned your giveaway on my blog too: http://mischief-making.blogspot.com/2010/04/zu-zu-zu-cchini.html

Karen said...

I would love to have the pitcher because it is just beautiful!

Melanie said...

I have been looking for a pitcher that would fit my style for years, and I love that one! (Found you through 2 Stews)

Kathleen said...

Hi Zurin..good to see you again..
I would chose the baker, and make something lovely in it and gift it to a friend who is spending all her days visiting her sick husb.
And even if I don't win, I will do that..:)
I must go look at that site..My friend is doing a give away from them too..they must be good!

Daniela said...

Both of them are beautiful, but if I have to pick one it would be the Square Baker.

Fresh Local and Best said...

I'd love the square baker, because it's simply beautiful and elegant!

Anncoo said...

I'm only allowed to look at that beautiful pitcher :(

Fevzarov said...

Dear Lady Zurin,

What's the catch? Your blog is too good for CSN. While they get awesome ratings from BBB, buying stuff online has huge risks. Returning may be free ... but the hassle .... urgh! While it's not 100% like finding a spouse online, there are other issues with purchasing items online.

Paraphrasing a consumer warning, "Mummy Beware!".

zurin said...

Fazi, hehehe...all in the name of fun.....this giveawy is free so ok laa...tak suka buang je! LOL

siape nak beli pandai pandai la.

Allie and Pattie said...

Oh Zurin! How did I miss this?? It's been a bad week-our little grand-daughter was hospitalized. I just saw today's post and don't know Ju so I'm not sure why you're not taking comments, but I would LOVE to enter your first giveaway! I love them both- it really doesn't matter. But if I must choose one, I suppose the baker would be more practical. I miss you, my friend. As soon as Allie's Confirmation happens, I will be working on that recipe we discussed
xoxo Pattie

Merrie L. said...

I'd LOVE to have the Lennox Butler's Pantry Square Baker! I would like it to use for special occasions; I don't have anything as beautiful right now! lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

Merrie L. said...

I follow via Google Friend Connect.
lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

edmontonjb said...

I would love the baking dish

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edmontonjb said...

I follow with google friend

dftrew(At)gmail(dot)com

Karen Lana said...

A beautiful blog! I found you through "2 Stews". I would choose the square baker.

*I follow via Google friend connect.

*I blogged about it here: http://evanandkaren.blogspot.com/2010/04/north-american-giveaway.html

*Entered the link on Facebook.

Thank you for hosting such a wonderful giveaway.
Have a lovely weekend!

Angela said...

How pretty!
It's tough to decide which is my favorite. But I think I like the baker best.

Angela said...

And I became a follower! =)

Amanda said...

These are both SO gorgeous! I'd have to pick the square dish because I could use it for decoration but also for baking! Love it!
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Amanda said...

I follow your blog!!
muskratholler at gmail dot com

Sugarbabe said...

I am so happy to discover your blog. It is very visually appealing. I would love the baker. I have had my first grandchild and am looking forward to a tradition of baking for her.

Emily B said...

I love the pitcher. I was just making iced tea today and was saddened by the ugly plastic jug I'm using. This is so much prettier!

sheila said...

I LOVE the Hot Tamale Deep Bowl.It is so colorful. Great for cold salads or popcorn just use your imagination!.=)))
smyummy21@gmail.com

sheila said...

I am a google follower..=)
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Stephanie said...

I would love to have either, but I think the Lennox Butler's Pantry Square Baker is what I would like the most to take it to potlucks with yummy treats inside.

steffanie771 at hotmail dot com

Amanda said...

I think the square baker would be my choice, simply because I would use it the most. It would be great for desserts, casseroles, just about anything!

Amanda said...

I'm a google follower! Thanks

Ashley said...

I would pick the square baker.

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Colleen said...

I would go for the water pitcher...and make lemon iced tea!

Stacey B said...

THe pitcher for sure to hold the fresh lemonade I make each week :o) Well, when I have lemons on the tree that is!

S Club Mama said...

that pitcher is beautiful. I don't have a lot of really nice serving things (pans or otherwise) this would be a nice start to a collection

MamaOtwins+1 said...

I would love the pitcher - it is beautiful!

Liz said...

I would love the pitcher. It is beautiful!! I don't have one anymore because the one I got from my wedding 10 years ago I dropped...opps!
girlygirlsboutique(at)gmail(dot)com

Kytsmom said...

I would choose the pitcher. Why? Simply because, my mother would love it!

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