Thursday, January 31, 2008

Bloggy Giveaway Carnival--Hermes scarf, or, the best things come in orange boxes

Today's giveaway is yet another thing that I thought I would like, but didn't.

Mind you, I think the design is lovely. But my computer monitor misrepresented the colors. When it arrived and I opened the package, I recognized at a glance that this particular color--a shade I categorize as "gym uniform green"--was going to make me look, in the words of Helen Gurley Brown, "recently exhumed."

And so, Internet, I am giving you the opportunity to find out whether you find this particular shade of green flattering. It's a definitely more green than turquoise, but there is just a suggestion of blue in it. Other colors are a medium smoky blue and a medium rose pink, yellow, and taupe on a white background.

The design is called Marionettes blah blah blah--here's a close-up of it.

OK, I stand corrected. It's called Le Temps des Marionettes, which is French for "Ze time of ze puppets." And it can be yours! And I'm sure it will look lovely.

To enter, leave a comment. If you don't have a Blogger ID and profile, let me know your email address, too. I'll hold a random drawing on Friday. Polls close at 5:00 p.m. Central Time.

Good luck!


  1. yeah, i so want in on that action.

  2. Gah! You have managed not to tempt me with any of your discarded crappe ... until now. I WANT IT.

  3. I think I might be Snow White enough to pull it off and since I didn't get the GODDAMN LITTLE DEBBIE DOLL THAT LOOKS LIKE MY SHRUNKEN TWIN, perhaps my name can be entered twice (or eighty-five times for all the grief I've endured from angry Jen fans.)

  4. (But if I can't have it, I would like Badger to have it in my stead, for she is verily awesome.)

  5. i don't actually want it - it's very pretty but that green is bad on me too. But I wanted to say that when you start giving away, say, the Rolls-Royces and whatnot, lemme know, okay?

  6. mmeindia@yahoo.comJanuary 31, 2008 6:02 PM

    Wow, you're giving away an Hermes scarf? That must score some major karma points!

  7. I want . . . WANT!!!

  8. I. Want. That. Scarf.

    as Gordon Gecko put it, "Greed, is good."

  9. The Barbies didn't move me.

    The perfumes didn't move me.

    Hermes scarves MOVE ME.

    Please do see to it that I win.

  10. I would love to have this scarf. I have so many green things to wear with it.

  11. *gasp*

    It's lovely. And everyone wants it, including me please please pretty please. Since I'm not currently buying any new clothes (until I'm down two more sizes), I'm eyeing new accessories to get through this awkward phase.

    My god woman, what else do you have in your basement that you're giving away? If you have any blue Tiffany boxes with the original contents intact, I'll happily help you clear out your house.

  12. I'm going to keep checking in until one of your kids is up for giveaway.

  13. I'd be too cool for school if I had this scarf!!!

  14. I have always wanted a Hermes. I will take good care of it for you.

  15. What some poppies won't resort to to increase blog readership! Nice bribe, BTW! :)

  16. I HEART this scarf. Not every gal can make this work for her, but I assure you I'm the right mix of Southern/just-don't-give-a-crap that can pull it off. Love it.

  17. OK--the drawing.

    I kept track of the responses so it would be strictly fair. Susie Sunshine only got one entry (even though she posted two comments) and Babelbabe wasn't entering, so I took hers out of the computation. I entered everyone else.

    I used

    Random Integer Generator

    Here are your random numbers:


    Timestamp: 2008-02-02 02:51:19 UTC

    And the winner is:

    Number 14

    Miss Britt!!!


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