Sunday, September 13, 2009

Product Review & Last Back2School Giveaway!

Remember this post? Exactly a month ago I was contacted by the folks over at Living Rooms Direct to do a product review of anything on their website, and was pointed to their modern housewares sectional, notNeutral. After looking through the site (multiple times; it was impossible to narrow down my choices!) I decided on the Links Carafe, thinking it would be a great addition to my wine collection. First, let me say that the customer service from Living Rooms Direct was great. I got email updates throughout the process, letting me know that the order had been completed and that it had shipped. They also included the tracking number so I could see when it had been delivered so I knew to expect it when I got home from work.

It arrived in a standard brown shipping box, and inside I found this:

It was packaged perfectly, arriving completely intact, and I set it out with my wine on our entertainment cart:
The carafe is glass, and while it seemed quite delicate, it actually has a good heft to it and is very durable. The top rim is a good thickness, and the edges are rounded. We used it to decant wine, but it would be perfect for ice water, lemonade, iced tea.... really anything you want to serve in style. I can't believe I didn't take a picture of our wine in it (we were really enjoying the wine), but here it is again:

I hope the collection of wine corks in the pitcher (on the left) doesn't make me look like a raging alcoholic.
Anywhoo, I love the Links Carafe. It's simple construction definitely doesn't lack in style though - look at the detailing at the bottom! It's also easy to hold - there isn't a handle on it, but the neck is the perfect size and I'm able to pretty much wrap my hand around it. Oh, and see the little pour spout? No spills. I didn't even have any drips after a pour... which meant no red wine stains on my oak table. Happiness. It's on the website right now for $23.04 plus shipping, and has matching glassware - highballs, cordials, and old fashions. It all comes highly recommended from me, especially the carafe!

But here's the best part.... the fine folks at Living Rooms Direct sent me two of these babies, which means I'll be keeping one (to decant wine after breaking the cork inside the bottle, which happens quite often) and I have a second one to giveaway!
Here are the rules:
  1. To enter, leave me a comment with your favorite item from the notNeutral collection. Trust me, there is so cool stuff over there!
  2. For a second entry, become a follower on my Twitter account (Hagen23) and Tweet about this giveaway. Be sure to put me (@hagen23) in the Tweet so I see it.
  3. For a third entry, become a follower of Bless This Nest.
  4. For a fourth entry, post about this giveaway on your blog.

Now here's the important part - each entry MUST be a separate comment! If it's not, it won't count, and that would be sad. The entry period will end on Saturday, September 19 at noon (EST) and the winner will be announced that evening.

In the mean time, check out Living Rooms Direct... they sell way more than just living room furniture!

31 comments:

Molly said...

I love the Bel Two Light Table Lamp in Dark Walnut Wood.

Molly said...

I am a follower!

Claire said...

I like the Ribbon Double Old Fashioned glassware set!

Claire said...

I am a follower on Twitter and will Twit about it momentarily.

Claire said...

And I also follow your wonderful blog even though it does not have nearly enough pictures of Edward Cullen on it.

E @ Oh! Apostrophe said...

I love the "season leaf shallow bowl"... cool stuff over there!

Grace Matthews said...

OMG! I love it all! But I especially like the Melamine Snack Set in Yellow/Orange.

Grace Matthews said...

Already follow you here and on twitter @FatChicksRSexy

Pollyanna said...

I'm already a follower :)

Pollyanna said...

I also wrote a little post that referenced your give away & linked back here.

Pollyanna said...

I like anything from the blue flora collection. I love to use interesting, beautiful serving pieces when I have people over.

RNJen said...

I love the white season hurricanes! They're gorgeous (and out of stock)!

RNJen said...

I am a follower!

RNJen said...

Check out my blog!
http://peachykings.blogspot.com/

Nicole-Lynn said...

Love the Links Barware Set!

MBB Founder and Editor Denene Millner said...

I'm totally digging the fancy leaf trivets...

MBB Founder and Editor Denene Millner said...

Tweeted!

http://twitter.com/MyBrownBaby/status/3979744589

suburban prep said...

I like the City on a Plate: London. It would be a great gift for a brother who lives there with his family.

suburban prep said...

I follow

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

I love the Black Ribbon Coffee Serving Set !!!! Sooo adorable!

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

I'm also a follower on your blog and twitter. :)

Someone's Mom said...

Hello-I found you through Pollyanna's blog. It was easy for me to pick something from the collection. I love the Brown Links Dinnerware.
http://www.livingroomsdirect.com/notNeutral-Brown-Links-Series-NON1197.html

I'm going to click "follow" and see what you have to say!

Sue

Steph said...

I like the brown season dinner plate set.

Steph said...

I tweeted about your giveaway

Steph said...

I am a follower of your blog.

Bobbi said...

I LOVE LOVE the ant silverware holders! LOVE them!

Jules said...

My favorite item from the collection is the Green Season Salad Plate Set. I also love the design on this carafe that you're giving away and would love to win it!

Jules said...

I already follow you on Twitter @ChicnPink and sent out a tweet about this here: http://twitter.com/ChicnPink/statuses/4047470629

Jules said...

I am already a follower of your blog!

Jules said...

I have added this giveaway to the sidebar of my blog under the giveaways section. www.chicnpink.blogspot.com

Delwie said...

I love the Small Bloomin' Garden and the Small Fallin' Garden Stakes. They are basically the same things, just for two different seasons. How adorable!