Blog Cabin

Aug 28

Gimme Gimme Giveaway: Matching Place Settings

We’re thrilled to announce the sixth in our series of the insanely popular Gimme Gimme Giveaways. Through the summer we will be giving away treasured items left behind at Blog Cabin 2014 after episode filming wrapped.

What’s the sixth item up for grabs? We’re giving away matching outdoor place settings featured in Yardcore. See here for tune-in details regarding the Yardcore episode of Blog Cabin 2014.

To enter for a chance to win these place setting, take the virtual home tour, examine each space and then tell us, via a comment posted below, what your favorite Blog Cabin 2014 interior and exterior design feature is and why.

You have from August 29, 2014, at 9 a.m. ET until Thursday, September 4, 2014, at 11:59:59 p.m. ET to post your comment and thereby enter for a chance to win these beautiful prizes. On Monday, September 8, 2014, we will randomly select the winner of this place setting giveaway and post the winner on the blog.

See Official Rules

Stay tuned for our next Gimme Gimme Giveaway, which begins on September 5, 2014. We’ll be giving away custom artwork, designed and signed by Blog Cabin 2014 show host Chris Grundy.

  • Posted at 10:35 am on August 8, 2014
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  1. My favorite INTERIOR and EXTERIOR design feature is the same. How can that be? Either it is an INTERIOR design feature or an EXTERIOR design feature, right?

    My favorite design feature is the RAILING which mirrors the "Widow's Watch" RAILING in the original home. This RAILING is used as an INTERIOR design feature on the 2nd FLOOR and it is used as an EXTERIOR design feature on the DOCK. I like the RAILING because it reminds me of the character in the original home.

    MAOW on August 29, 2014 at 8:56 am
    • Good one!

      Eugenia27 on August 29, 2014 at 2:47 pm
  2. Everything on the outside, is just as fabulous as the interior of this lovable home. Even though we currently live on a lake, we do not have the beautiful dock and boat house like the Blog Cabin. It would be an honor and a privilege to live in this magnificent home, enjoying the warm weather all year long. Heat does not bother me, like it does some people, so I am sure I would still spend most of my time outdoors, tending to the lawn, flowers, and whatever I might do while working on my woodcrafts in the quonset. Our summers can still get to 90+ and 100 degrees , with lots of humidity and mosquitoes.

    Builder on August 29, 2014 at 9:22 am
    • I,too currently live on a lake. Small and extremely busy on summer weekends. This house would be a dream! But I have to wonder-how much would this cost me if I won? : /

      thesear on August 30, 2014 at 4:31 pm
    • Yes, the cost will be pretty steep to live here. It is way beyond my means, so might just as well list it, and see how it sells. I am sure there are a few people who have the means to afford the $300,000+ expense of owning it.

      Hope everybody has a terrific day.

      Builder on August 30, 2014 at 7:13 pm
  3. inside: the hidden room inside the master suite Outside: the dock

    sharon meagher on August 29, 2014 at 9:24 am
  4. I am so glad that I can share about two more of my favorite features in this house. <3 I love the wood paneled in the family room. I love the hidden storages. Everything about it is beautiful. From the exterior I love the chandelier hanging down in the Boat dock. It is so beautiful that I think it should have been an inside feature. I love the design of it, it is very romantic and whimsical. I have oak trees in my backyard and I love them. I hope to be able to win this beautiful Cabin. I am in love with it! <3 Good luck everyone!

    Manatee on August 29, 2014 at 9:30 am
  5. My Favorite Interior design is the chandelier over the dining room table because it is so unique in style and it is homemade. My Favorite exterior design is the Fire Pit again because it is soo unique and home made and I love the convenience of the wood storage. I also love the hanging hammocks at the dock. It is hard to pick just one item as there are so many unique designs.????????????????

    Straybird ???? on August 29, 2014 at 9:34 am
  6. I would love to be sitting out at the bar on the dock right now, just chilling<G>. I love everything about the outdoors, but I also love that fire pit, it's so unique to the house. I also love that you can store your wood right under the pit, how neat is that. We're going camping this weekend and I would love to have that fire pit for the trip. Wait, I think I'd be happy just pulling the motorhome around back and pretending I'm camping, that would be quite the fun camping experience. I'd enjoy cooking on the grill, eating on the dock, roast marshmallows over the fire pit and since I am supposed to be camping, sleeping in the motorhome just to start all over the next day. Once I returned from said camping trip I would go back to living in and loving the blog cabin. I think sleeping in that master bedroom with the beautiful view would compete with even the best camping trip. :-) <3<3<3

    nanwes on August 29, 2014 at 10:13 am
  7. I think I've changed my camping scenario to include sleeping on the dock in a hammock, with that sky overhead all night, can you imagine anything greater??? :-) <3<3<3

    nanwes on August 29, 2014 at 10:16 am
    • Can a 'gator nip u in the bud as you're chilling in the hammock?!!

      cucumberHOH on August 29, 2014 at 1:56 pm
    • Good question. I wondered about that also. I believe they can leap up out of the water. They may like the scent of your suntan lotion. Can anyone tell us about this possibility? ????

      Straybird ???? on August 29, 2014 at 8:01 pm
    • Mosquitoes and other biting flies would be a much bigger nuisance if you nap or sleep on he dock in the evening or night. Folks seem to be forgetting the state bird is the giant mosquito.

      Those hammocks may look kind of neat but practically they're not so good down here due to the biting insects, especially on the swampy edge of a lake. Also, anyone who has used a hammock with the kind of corded mesh they have on these will tell you that they become uncomfortable very quickly, even with thick comforters on them. However, they would be good for kids to use to jump into the water as they will keep the main dock dry.

      Bobby21 on September 2, 2014 at 1:15 pm
    • Good points. I wonder if netting would work on the dock?

      Alex Goldner on September 3, 2014 at 12:29 pm
  8. The hammock over the water…oooooh….and all the book shelves upstairs! I would never leave!

    LisaM on August 29, 2014 at 10:18 am
  9. The laundry room efficiency is my favorite interior design feature. Laundry is such a huge part of family life, especially on the go families. Having the space and everything in ts place makes an onerous job more palatable. And, speaking of palatable, the dock design is my favorite exterior space. Having the ice bucket sink is brilliant.

    Karen on August 29, 2014 at 10:20 am
  10. We all have had fun sharing our favorite features and it continues to be fun to read how others imagine themselves living at the blog cabin site enjoying everything the DIY team has created. As others have said, "Everything is my favorite," truly meaning nothing has been overlooked in the restoration and renovation of this 1920 bungalow. Inside I appreciated the layout of the rooms, both those facing the lake view and those tucked away for more calm and privacy. On the dock which is a marvel in itself, I first notice the tree trunk legs of the center table and the vine overhead light. Was it always there or did it grow up out of the lake? Thanks.

    Nancy on August 29, 2014 at 10:44 am

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