It’s time for the C. S. Literary Jewelry Winter Giveaway! One lucky winner will spend Christmas in Narnia with this gorgeous Narnia ornament from the Papuan Lass Etsy shop. Inspired by The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe from C. S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia books, this handmade Christmas ornament is a beautiful way to add a touch of bookish charm to your Christmas decor.
If you love Jane Austen novels as much as I do, you have probably noticed how often the characters in them spend a relaxed and cozy evening at home, playing card games and socializing. And while card games like Whist may have gone out of style, fortunately there is a card game that allows you and your fellow Austenites to experience the joys and drama of a Jane Austen – style card party. In Marrying Mr. Darcy, the Pride and Prejudice card game by Erika Svanoe, the players play one of the ladies of Pride and Prejudice and vie for the affections of and a proposal from a gentleman in possession of a good fortune, including the swoon-worthy Mr. Darcy. There is even an Undead Expansion for those who prefer their Regency romances with more zombies and gore. (Get an idea of game play here.)
My husband and I picked up a copy of Marrying Mr. Darcy back when it was first released and it very quickly became one of our favorite games. Even our friends and family who haven’t read Pride and Prejudice enjoy playing the game with us and it usually only takes one “Scandal Card” for most of the players to really get into the spirit of things. And now Erika is releasing an expansion to the game inspired by Jane Austen’s Emma and I cannot wait to get my copy!!
I am thrilled to announce that I will be teaming up with Erika Svanoe, creator of the Marrying Mr. Darcy – Pride and Prejudice Card Game, for a very special Jane Austen Giveaway. In honor of the recent 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s Emma and the upcoming release of the Emma Expansion to the Marrying Mr. Darcy Game, Erika and I will each host a giveaway and two lucky Jane Austen fans will receive a copy of the Marrying Mr. Darcy Game, the Emma Expansion, and one of my handmade Emma Bangle Bracelets.
It’s time for the 2nd Annual C. S. Literary Jewelry Pumpkin Decorating Contest. I am giving away a $25 Gift Card to the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop for the best bookish pumpkin! To enter, decorate a pumpkin using your favorite books, poems, or fictional characters from literature as inspiration and share a photo (or a link to a photo) of your pumpkin here on this blog post. Pumpkins can be carved, painted or decorated in any manner or medium you like but they must have a bookish theme and they must be handmade to be considered. You can decorate up to three pumpkins for additional chances to win.
We will be accepting entries from Friday, Oct. 16th to Friday, Oct. 23rd and voting to determine a winner will be open from Mon., Oct. 28th to Fri., Oct. 30th. I will announce the winner on Halloween. Good luck everyone and have fun!
Friday Favorites – Pumpkin Treats
To help get everyone in a pumpkin-ish frame of mind, I gave this week’s Friday Favorites Etsy treasury a pumpkin theme and gathered some of my favorite pumpkin and jack o lantern themed gifts, accessories, art, and decorations. Like what you see? Click on any item to see (or buy) it on Etsy. You can also see the full collection here. Enjoy!
It’s almost time for our 2nd Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest and Fall Giveaway. To enter, decorate one or more pumpkin(s) and share a photo of your creation with us. We’ll be accepting entries, from Friday, Oct. 16th. to Friday, Oct. 23rd and after all the entries are in, we will vote to determine who made the best pumpkin. The winner will be announced on Halloween and will receive a $25 Gift Card to the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop.
You can decorate any pumpkin or gourd (real or artificial) and can carve it, paint it, or decorate it in any way you like. However, all pumpkins must be decorated by hand and they must have a bookish theme and be inspired by a fictional character, book, poem, or piece of literature. If you’re a pumpkin obsessed overachiever and want to go the extra mile, you can choose to decorate up to three pumpkins and enter them all for extra chances to win. Each pumpkin must be a unique and different design to be considered for the contest but feel free to have your pumpkins coordinate with each other.
The entry page for the Pumpkin Contest will go live on Friday with the link to submit your pumpkins and ways to earn additional chances to win. In the meanwhile, you can find some inspiration to help you come up with an awesomely bookish pumpkin design here, here, here, here, and here.