Annual reader survey & giveaway from Paper+Cup

Another year, another birthday, so yes, another survey!  I’m taking the day off from posting with the hopes that you’ll enlighten me with some of your reader wisdom by taking my annual survey….it should only take a couple of minutes and would really help me out.  As a thank you, if you leave your email address once you’re finished, you’ll have a chance to win lots of chalkboard goodies from Paper+Cup Design!  You’ll be getting a calendar, set of mixed greet cards, boxset of thank you flat cards, a custom print in white frame, personalized notebook & a white pen.   [the survey will be open for a whole week so the winner will be announced next Wednesday]

Click here to take the survey

Thanks in advance!

[image from A Merry Mishap]

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Print Workshop at West Elm + giveaway!

Super exciting news people!  Christine Schmidt of Yellow Owl Workshop is going to be doing a fab demo and booksigning of her new book at the West Elm near Columbus Circle.  You’ll be learning the art of stamp carving and hand-printing by the master herself so be sure to get there early to get a spot.  Check out some of the goodies you’ll get to customize!

Better yet, leave a comment below and enter for a chance to win a $50 giftcard to West Elm and a signed copy of Print Workshop!  I’ll announce the winner next week!

[images from Yellow Owl Workshop]

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Modern Tablescape Challenge winner!

Thanks to everyone who entered the Modern Tablescape Challenge…I hope for those of you following along they’ve inspired you to take the plunge into modern design!

Our illustrious judges included Anne Chertoff of “From I Will To I Do” and my partner-in-crime for The B-List, Liene Stevens of Think Splendid, and Courtney Dolloff Eliseo of Seamless Paperie (and BB contributor extraordinaire).

The winner of $500 to spend towards dining goodies from Newlywish is…..

Denise Fasanello and the team who came up with the Kelly Wearstler inspired tablescape!  Congrats!

Huge thanks to our sponsor, Newlywish, who is furnishing the $500 prize!

[Modern Tablescape graphic by Paper+Cup Design, winning photography by Tory Williams]

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The Modern Tablescape Challenge

Times running out kids…entries need to be received this Friday to be eligible, so get your teams together and get crackin! There’s $500 worth of dining goodies from Newlywish up for grabs!

Email me ASAP if you think you need more time and I’ll see what we can work out…

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The Modern Tablescape Challenge

Brooklyn Bride was originally started way back when because there was a lack of modern inspiration out there in wedding-land.  Oddly enough, it used to be easier back then to find architectural, streamlined goodies, but not so much anymore.   So, that’s why we’ve teamed up with Newlywish to host a contest to find amazingly modern tablescapes!  The winning team* (or just winner!) takes home $500 worth of products from the dining section of Newlywish!

Here’s the deets:

+ We are looking for modern tablescape designs – these can be indoor or outdoor, any size or shape table, its really up to you.  The key point is the design of it MUST BE MODERN.

+ Anyone can enter as an individual or team (*if you are entering as a team, you will be splitting the prize), vendors, brides or grooms alike.

+ You’ll need to send 15-20 professional quality photos at 600 pixels wide, 72 dpi, along with a brief writeup about your inspiration.  Any photos with watermarks will not be used.  All photos will be credited to the photographer.

+ Include the names and websites of all your team members, and a list of materials and links to sources used.  Please include any directions for any possible DIY projects you may have done.

+ Submit entries to brooklynbride [at] including all the information above with the subject line TABLESCAPE CHALLENGE.  All submissions must be received by 11:59pm APRIL 15, 2011.  Submissions received after the 15th will not be eligible.

+ Our favorite submissions will be posted throughout the week of April 18 and a panel of guest judges will determine the winner to be announced Monday, April 25, 2011.

+ Submissions cannot be posted or tweeted until published on Brooklyn Bride.  Any sneak peeks released before the contest is over will deem that entry ineligible.

+ Have questions?  Leave a comment below and I’ll try to answer any questions you might have.

Well, I think thats it for all the details, so go forth and be modern!  Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

[Challenge logo by Paper+Cup]

Paper+Cup is a member of Brooklyn Bride’s preferred vendor listings

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