Gather 'round, dear readers.
Introducing La Fourchette's first Fork It Over Give-Away!
|Sorry...wine, baguette and flowers not included. But think of the fun you'll have filling this bag yourself!|
First up is a cotton twill market bag with one of the many popular images from The French Collection, started when I was shooting for Façonnable for their US marketing campaign.
On that particular day, wandering through the outdoor market in Nice, I passed one artful display of produce after another. At one stand, beefy tomatoes sat atop one another, piled high under a red and white striped awning, pungent local olives flecked with fresh herbs glistened as they swam in a bath of olive oil and brine, and then this charming display: A crate of apples topped with a handful of wild flowers. Of course, in the mix was our typical Provençal lavender and a splash of daisies. Only the French can make this arrangement look so effortless. And *this*, dear readers, is one of the many reasons I am livin' my vida loca here.
This favorite French market image is showcased on the front of a 12-ounce cotton twill sac de marché. Its wide bottom opens up flat, making it great for groceries or larger items. The cotton-web handles have stress-point reinforced stitching. (Dimensions: 13"w x 15.5"h x 7"deep.)
|See! Folds up nice and flat for tucking under a car seat to have at the ready...or in the trunk...or in your bicycle basket to head to the Farmer's Market in your 'hood.|
Two ways to enter the Fork It Over Give-Away:
1) See that fancy, new widget over there in the right-hand column? Yup, that's the one - Under all of those wonderful portraits of La Fourchette followers. (Wave hello as you pass.) If you have a widget account (I say this because in order to leave a comment these characters at the widget site require that you join the club and I'm not asking you to do that), click on the teeny-tiny pencil to access La Fourchette's widget page and leave a lovely comment. Then head back here and leave a lovely comment on this post on the blog as well. Voilà! Your name will be entered into the Fork It Over Give-Away.
2) If you do not have a widget account, go to La Fourchette's snazzy new Zazzle shop and leave a lovely comment there. Once you've done that, come on back to the blog and leave a lovely comment here as well. And once again, voilà! Your name will be added to the...yes, you guessed it: Fork It Over Give-Away.
One comment per person on the blog, but do let it be known if you visited and left comments at both of the other options. Seems doing both deserves your name going in twice.
You have until midnight next Wednesday, 27 April. The names of all the participants will be tossed in a hat (a provençal straw hat, of course) and a winner drawn and announced on Thursday, 28 April. (I thought it would be perfect timing to announce the first-ever Fork It Over gift on my birthday!)
There you have it! Let's have a little fun as La Fourchette gets her creative mojo cooking! While you're busy leaving comments hither and yon, I'll be busy tweaking designs and planning next month's Fork It Over give-away! There's more to come, believe me! It's not all happening in the kitchen around here!
Bon chance à tous!