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To celebrate hitting the 50 follower mark, I am giving away a copy of the 50th Anniversary edition of the Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Book. This book, copyright 2006, is guaranteed to give you an evening strolling through decades of great design. Much of the book is dedicated to the original 1956 edition, reprinting original pages from that book and discussing how even though styles have changed, the decorating advice on colors and the like are still as relevant today as they were in 1956. After going through the original book, it moves on to give pages from each subsequent edition through the 2003 edition. There's something for everyone in these pages!
Here's an excerpt from the beginning of the book, dealing with the 1956 edition:
So Michael, how do I enter to win this absolutely amazing piece of American decorating history, you may ask? Here are the rules, just as they were in February for my 25 follower giveaway.
Here's how it works: each of my followers who leave a comment to this post will be entered for a chance at the prize. Each entrant will be numbered in order of when they placed their comment (if you are the first to comment, you will be entrant number one, and so on). I will then use an online random number generator to choose which entrant number is the winner, making this completely random. The only thing is that you must be a follower of my blog to be eligible for the prize (I will double check the entrants with my followers list). If you aren't a follower, please click the little "follow" button at the lower left of the page and then feel free to enter the give-away (I will only know if you are a follower if you choose the "Publicly Follow" option). Entrants will be accepted until midnight, Wednesday, April 14. The winner will be announced on Friday, April 16.
I know a few of my regular readers subscribe through Google Reader. I know that they are regular readers as they comment quite often. If this applies to you, please feel free to enter as well, as I will know your screen name, and appreciate you following the blog.
Want an extra entry for the prize? Here's how!
In your comment entering yourself for the giveaway, correctly identify what the following picture is of, and all correct answers will be given a second entry. Good luck!
Once again, I want to let you know how much I appreciate that you take time out of your busy day to read and follow my blog. I am completely amazed!
Good luck to each and every one of you, and have an amazing Saturday!