Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Bathed, Perfumed and Polished Giveaway Winner!

Hello ladies,

It is time to select the winner for the Bathed, Perfumed and Polished Giveaway!

I mixed the 556 hand written entries with birdseed as a special treat for our fine judges. Let's get acquainted with their eminence.

Meet Pidgeroo!

And Snowflake!

Snowflake is at the ready! She tips the bowl forward until...
Pidgeroo wants a piece of the action.

Together they labored as a team.

Until Pidgeroo made a bold move to showcase her skills!
Under Snowflake's supervision, Pidgeroo chose the winner.

With anticipation, I turned the paper over to reveal the winner's name.
Congratulations, Daria!

Three birds out for a drink. After the judging, Pidgeroo refreshes atop the bird bath. Having had her fill of the spotlight, Snowflake hides in the back. The black, grey and brown chicken is Pocahontas. She opted out of judging this round. She rested in the cool shade beneath a nearby bush and watched the proceedings with interest.

Warm congratulations to Daria! Please visit her nail polish blog: Chanson de Vernis. Daria is just getting started on her blogging venture. I'm looking forward to seeing more from her. The bath products, jewelry and nail polish are going to be heading to her in Moscow, Russia. How exciting!

Many thanks to Bathory Diabolique and SerendipityLicious for sponsoring this giveaway.

A special thanks to my sister Claire for raising such winsome birds and putting them on display. For any of you who happen to have knowledge of chickens and roosters, can you perhaps identify Pidgeroo's breed? Pidgeroo is about six-months-old and quite diminutive compared to Snowflake and Pocahontas.

Please stop by the Art Club: Black, White and Bold Giveaway for a chance to win the Boudoir Collection and Technicolor Doll nail art kits. I'll be doing the drawing for the Pick Your Plates with Chez-Delaney Giveaway next week.

Happy painting, ladies!


  1. As much as I love entering your giveaways, I have to say that my favorite about them is the way you pick your winners, it's so very unique!

  2. I love the way you choose giveaway winners! Congrats to Daria!

  3. Congratulations, Daria! :D

    I just love the way you choose your giveaway winners. Just reading your accounts and seeing the pictures of the process is a win for your readers. :D

  4. Congrats Daria! ... your method of picking a winner is great! I sure hope you save the names otherwise your hands must get awful tired from writing so many entries down.

  5. Mai: Thanks! I'm glad it's fun for you too. :)

    Serena: Thanks, sweetie! <3

    Ice Queen: Thank you! It's always a surprise each time exactly how it will turn out, not just with the winner's name but how the judging will occur. Animals + tiny slips of paper + food = a true random generator. It's pretty hilarious too! :)

    Mistress Zombie: Thanks! I'm glad you liked the chickens! Every contest involves me writing new lists of names, counting them and cutting them out. There are different entrants and different numbers of entries each time. I verify everything. It's certainly time consuming, but it's fun when the drawing occurs and sharing the photos afterwards. <3

  6. i like the way you choose your winners:D:D

  7. This is so cool, the way you (or actually they) pick the winner :D

  8. i like how you choose the winners!

    congrats daria!

  9. that is a very fun way to pick a winner!

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  11. Congratulations Daria! I love the chickens. :O)

  12. Congrats, Daria!

    What an original and entertaining way to choose the winner!

  13. Another truly entertaining way of choosing the winner of your giveaway. I can't even imagine your next choice! Love the chickens. My Mother raised chickens for eggs and for meat. I didn't like that they had to be killed but that's the way it was. I must say the eggs were so much better than the supermarkets. After getting over my squemishness the chicken tasted delicious. I love all the many varieties there are. Some are really beautiful. Pidgeroo is gorgeous. The feather patterns and coloring are lovely.

  14. I love the way you choose your winners!

  15. Aw. Love the birds. I believe that Pidgeroo is a bantam of the booted variety. (Since these handsome chickens look like they are wearing boots.) So she is a booted bantam (I'm pretty sure anyway).

  16. Oh, one more thing. It is normal that booted bantams are small. They are much smaller than other chickens. I think they are handsome creatures. I remember many of them on my college campus that were allowed to live freely. They were just beautiful (as are these three)!


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