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Jul 19

Gimme Gimme Giveaway: Win a Wooden Coaster Set

Blog Cabin 2013 Gimme Gimme Giveaway Wooden Coaster Set
We are proud to announce the first in our series of Gimme Gimme Giveaways. Through the summer we will be giving away treasured items left behind at Blog Cabin 2013 after episode filming wrapped.

The first item up for grabs? We will give away a wooden coaster set, handcrafted by Blog Cabin 2013 project manager Dylan Eastman. Dylan fashioned the set of six coasters from the home’s original corner posts. To learn more about this project and get Dylan’s handy step-by-step instructions, please visit the Made+Remade blog.

To enter for a chance to win the coaster set, take the virtual home tour, examine each space and then tell us, via a comment posted below, which Blog Cabin 2013 reclaimed or upcycled furnishing or decorative accessory you like best.

You have from July 19, 2013, at 9 a.m. ET until Friday, July 26, 2013,  at 5 p.m. ET to post your comment and thereby enter for a chance to win this one-of-a-kind coaster set. On Monday, July 29, 2013, we will randomly select the winner of this coaster giveaway and post the winner in the blog on or around July 30, 2013.

See Official Rules.

Stay tuned for our next Gimme Gimme Giveaway, which begins August 9, 2013. We will be giving away bedding from Blog Cabin 2013.

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  1. love to admire your work wish my mom could retire there if she would no chance in that so we will continue to wish

    jamesl on July 20, 2013 at 8:28 am
  2. It's so hard to choose only one piece. Everything is so beautiful, but if I have to choose one it would be the fireplace mantel. Such a focal point and key piece of the home's history. And let's not forget the cleverly hidden flat screen tv!!

    bcwinner1 on July 20, 2013 at 9:32 am
  3. Help anyone. Did I miss something or did they change the design of the mudroom to include a pantry behind the white double doors on the end next to the washer/dryer? That would be great if they did.:)

    AnniesOwn on July 20, 2013 at 9:41 am
    • I think behind those double doors you will find the hot water tank.

      540sam on July 20, 2013 at 10:51 am
    • I thought they said that was upstairs in the closet next to the guest bathroom?

      AnniesOwn on July 20, 2013 at 11:02 am
    • It's a tankless system in this house. I suspect the doors hide it and a broom closet or general storage space for vacuum cleaner etc.. As you say, a stacking washer / dryer would leave room for a pantry as well as the shelving on the opposite wall. I think I would make those shelves into wire bins to be a little more safe for glass jar storage.:)

      Sally on July 20, 2013 at 2:19 pm
    • Tankless? wow how did I miss that, in all the blogging sessions over the months I don't remember that ever being discussed, but then there is a lot I don't remember

      540sam on July 20, 2013 at 2:43 pm
    • If you go back and look at the updated floor plans, I guess they're still here someplace, you will see a downstairs area with a circle, up stairs in the landing is a space with a square in it, circle is usually water tank, square usually indicates mechanical. If you view the landing area, that little space isn't there. Across from the washer and dryer there is an electrical panel there. But if it were me I would stack the washer and dryer and that would leave ample area for pantry shelving.

      540sam on July 20, 2013 at 11:38 am
    • Agreed on the stacking and a pantry. Shouldn't be a problem for the winner. :)

      AnniesOwn on July 20, 2013 at 12:04 pm
    • Good idea. I had not thought about stacking the washer and dryer. That would create a nice area where shelves could be added.

      Eugenia27 on July 20, 2013 at 1:25 pm
    • Or since the washer/dryer are front loaders there is room to put a shelf under the cabinets that runs the length of them. That would provide some nice shelving for extra beach towels and beach toys for the kids.
      To me it looks like the laundry room has more possibilities for storage than was put in, so the winner could customize that space to fit their families needs.

      Mel on July 20, 2013 at 4:17 pm
  4. I absolutely LOVE this cabin! The ocean/beach theme is by far my favorite! What item from the original home do I like best? … The clock! I love that the former homeowner respected her grandmother's wishes enough to leave the clock in the home. What a history that clock has witnessed! "As long as the old clock worked and ticked, life would remain in the home." … awesome :)

    MichelleCope76 on July 20, 2013 at 10:46 am
  5. I just love everything about this place

    sweetsong on July 20, 2013 at 10:51 am
  6. I really appreciate the use of the 8 day antique kitchen-shelf clock from the original owner's collection. It has the honer of being front and center, as it should. These clocks will last for another 100 years if properly cleaned and maintained. They should be wound regularly and cleaned and oiled by a clock repair person every few years. As a retired antiques dealer, I have bought and sold many of these beauties. This Geranium model is very nice and not easy to find. Pat Green

    Patricia Green on July 20, 2013 at 11:01 am
  7. That's honor not honer! Should have proofed.. Pat

    Patricia Green on July 20, 2013 at 11:05 am
    • Hi Pat, after you post; on the bottom right side there will be 3 words in blue. (Edit, Delete, Report) You can Edit your post as long as no one has replied to your post. See how you no longer see the word 'Edit' on this post of yours. Hope that helps.

      Eugenia27 on July 20, 2013 at 1:30 pm
    • That only applies if you're signed into 'Intense Debate". ;) Otherwise the only option is "Report".

      AnniesOwn on July 20, 2013 at 2:20 pm
  8. I love the pergola with the views of the sound. With the cool breezes, it looks like a fabulous place to relax. On the inside, I really like the floor detail outside the media room.

    Peter on July 20, 2013 at 11:36 am
  9. That's a porch where you can rock all your cares away.

    Wulverine on July 20, 2013 at 11:41 am
  10. Very hard to choose just one item as my favorite. So, if just ONE- it is the dinning table. Love the items under the glass. Would suggest a favor,please. A lot of Bloggers had in the past said about the signs ect. that were posted and making a collage for a wall. Well, how about now having as many as possible of the staff and entire crew Carve their names on the wood parts of the table ? It is not distructive but a keepsake and reminder af the hard work to make this a lovely home for the fortunate winner. If some can not return to do this, they could send their printed or written name on paper to then have their names carved on to the table. A wood burning tool might be a better choice than carving on the table. That might be a better choice. Just a thought. I know that I for one would be happy to have this keepsake. Then would love to host a barbecue for all the workers at my new Home. Earlier I have often said about dreaming, well will continue to do just that. my best to all and many thanks Nan <3<3<3<3 ;)

    Nan on July 20, 2013 at 11:41 am



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