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Letter Perfect: Win One of Our Alphabet Mugs!

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Honestly, we can’t get enough of the Alphabet Mugs.


They’re the perfect holiday gift for everyone from office buddies to favorite aunties, and we love that each stoneware mug features a different shape, handle style and letter design. Thinking about giving one of these mugs to a special someone this holiday season? Here are a few ideas on how to present your gift:

  • Fill the mug with your favorite mini chocolates to satisfy a friend with a sweet tooth.
  • Pair the mug with a pound of roasted coffee and a small bottle of maple syrup (if you haven’t added maple syrup to coffee yet you must try it).
  • Buy two mugs for a newlywed couple and include a gift certificate to their neighborhood cafe.
  • For a favorite niece or nephew, add a tin of cocoa and a bag of mini marshmallows.




To celebrate the season of gift giving, we’re giving away one mug each for 10 lucky fans. To enter, just fill out the form below (find the official rules here).

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Get Ready for Hanukkah With This Gelt Plate Giveaway

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November 28th marks both Thanksgiving this year as well as the first full day of the eight-day Jewish festival of lights, better known as Hanukkah. With the unusual convergence of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving this year, “Thanksgivukkah” will be celebrated by many Jewish-American families. How unusual is this overlap? It last happened in 1888, so it’s safe to say that this won’t happen again in anyone’s lifetime.
To celebrate this most unusual overlap, we’re offering five fans the chance to win a set of our Gelt Tidbit Plates. These mercury-glass plates are embossed with four different icons of Hanukkah, and are made with machine-molded glass with an antiqued silver finish.

How would you use these plates for Thanksgiving and Hanukkah celebrations? Tell us in the comments. For a chance to win, simply fill out the form below (official rules can be found here).

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Fall Back This Weekend — and Fall in Love With This Pocket Watch Clock Giveaway

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Autumn truly feels like it’s here, given that we’re going to “fall” back this weekend, thanks to Daylight Savings Time. Make sure to turn your clocks back tonight. And while Daylight Savings Time is officially scheduled each year for 2 in the morning on Sunday, we won’t tell anyone if you do it after you wake up tomorrow morning. Check out these fun facts about Daylight Savings Time:

  • Benjamin Franklin is credited with the idea of Daylight Saving Time, though it wasn’t instituted while he was alive.
  • It wasn’t until 1895 that George Vernon Hudson reintroduced the concept. Why’d he do so? He wanted more time for his insect collecting hobby!
  • The first official Daylight Savings mandate occurred during World War I.
  • The Uniform Time Act of 1966 made Daylight Savings Time a standard practice


To mark the occasion we’re giving away 5 of our Small Pocket Watch Clocks. Our handsome timepiece recalls an antique English pocketwatch that one of our designers inherited from his great-grandfather, and features a case crafted in brass as well as subtly stylized black Roman numerals  that stand out against a bright white dial.

For a chance to win one of our Small Pocket Watch Clocks, simply fill out the form below and we’ll pick 5 winners at random.  (You can read the official rules here.)

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Add a New Tradition to Your Thanksgiving Holiday Table With This Giveaway

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Thanksgiving is all about gathering with family to celebrate traditions both old and new. And this year, we’re inviting you to add a new tradition to your Thanksgiving celebration with our Fresco Turkey Stoneware Plates.


Whether paired with a mix of fall-colored Thanksgiving dinnerware or simple white china, these plates will stand out on your table. Another element we love from this table setting? The elegant calligraphy  name tags attached to the red pears.

We’re offering five fans the opportunity to win a set of these plates. To enter, just fill out the form below, and make sure to also let us know if you add special name tags to place settings to your Thanksgiving table.  (Official rules found here.)

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Weekend Excursion: A Paddle From Your Pier

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When our thoughts turn to fall, we start to daydream about quick paddles around a placid fall lake or a meandering river, ideally from the pier at a lakehouse. While we don’t have a weekend trip booked quite yet, it’s never too early to start a checklist of must-have accessories to make the trip worthwhile. Here, we’re sharing some of our favorites.
From top left,

  1. Light up the path to the pier after dark with pairs of the Camden Lanterns.
  2. Keep your toes dry thanks to a pair of classic Bean Boots.
  3. Ward off autumn chills with this Bristol Duffle Wool Coat.
  4. Go for classic paddling style with the Old Town Camper Canoe.
  5. Set up a pair of Surrey Chairs on your pier for watching the sunset after your paddle.
  6. Stay cozy next to your sweetheart under our Banded Knit Throw.

Do you have any canoe trips planned for your fall season? Tell us about your favorite destination in the comments!

Solve Our Halloween Photo Hunt & Win This Doorway from Pottery Barn!

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Halloween’s right around the corner, and we’re excited to help you celebrate by offering one lucky fan a veritable cornucopia of Halloween- and autumn-oriented decorating accents. Want to be eligible for our prize package? Then solve our Halloween photo hunt by telling us which five items are missing or different in the picture on the right! (For a larger image, click here.)


One lucky winner will receive two Hanging Bat Votive Holders, one Harvest Pumpkin Wreath, two Jack O’Lantern Luminaries, one Small Faux Orange Pumpkin, and one Large Faux Orange Pumpkin. Good luck, and may be the best Halloween photo hunter win! (Please read the official rules here.)


To qualify for the giveaway, fill out the form below and make sure to list all five changed or missing items in the Untitled box below.

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Say Goodbye to the Iconic VW Bus & Hello to One of Our Van Ornaments With This Giveaway

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It’s so sad to say goodbye, but that’s what we have to do with the iconic VW Bus.

According to NPR, “Brazil is the last place in the world still producing the iconic vehicle, or ‘bus’ as it’s known by aficionados, but VW says production will end Dec. 31. Safety regulations mandate that every vehicle in Brazil must have air bags and anti-lock braking systems starting in 2014, and the company says it cannot change production to meet the law.”

And while we may have to bid adieu to seeing new VW Bus vans on the road, we can certainly see them on our holiday trees, thanks to our Van With Packages Ornament.

For a chance to win 1 of 10 of these ornaments, just fill out the form below! (Official rules here.)

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Monday Giveaway: Win a Halloween Treat Bag For Your Favorite Little Ghoul or Ghost

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Do you have a little one in need of a new treat bag for Halloween this year? Today, we’ve partnered with Pottery Barn Kids to offer 10 lucky Pottery Barn blog winners the chance to win one of the Pumpkin Treat Bags. Made of soft felt and lined with percale, these pumpkin treat bag will delight your little trick-or-treater with its big jack-o-lantern smile and pick-stitch detailing.



Want to see some of the other great bags? Check out the slideshow below.

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To enter the contest, just fill out the form below! (You can find the official rules here.)

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Sleep on the Wild Side When You Win a Set of Leopard-Spotted Bedding

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Ready to add some animal magnetism to your bedroom? Our Leopard Comforter and Shams (available exclusively online) may be just what you’re looking for. Guaranteed to introduce extra personality to any space, these all-cotton pieces will have you seeing spots — in a good way.
If you’re excited to try these trendy pieces in your bedroom, we’re giving one lucky fan the chance to win a comforter in their choice of size and two standard shams to accompany them.

For a chance to win, just fill out the form below (official rules here). Here’s hoping you’ll be seeing spots in your bedroom soon!

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Share Your Favorite Home Decorating Projects and Pottery Barn Pieces on the Blog!

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Show off your gorgeous decorating style! Whether it’s a stunning Pottery Barn chandelier, cozy sofa or collection of frames on a gallery wall, we know that our customers and decorators have incredible style.
If you decorate with Pottery Barn and want your home or work to be considered for a feature on Inside & Out, please fill out our submission form and share photos documenting your unique Pottery Barn style. It could be a single signature Pottery Barn piece or a room full of favorite Pottery Barn furniture and accents — however you’ve decided to decorate, we’d love to see it.

To share your style, just click here.

Love the photo above? See more of this gorgeous space from Dawn — featuring some lovely Pottery Barn accessories — at Inspired Living in this post.