Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving Weekend Giveaway With P. Allen Smith


You know one of my favorite gardening people is P. Allen Smith, right? He's not only done a lot to promote gardening, he's just a downright good guy and a lot of fun to be around. So when I was asked if I wanted to host a giveaway of a wreath that's part of his 2012 Holiday Collection, I jumped at the chance. (I'd love to win this myself!)

There are actually four different collections, and I chose a wreath from the Chocolate & Spice Collection.


It was the chocolate that got me. No, there isn't actually chocolate in this wreath, but I liked the thought of that! The 20" wreath is handmade by the Berry Family of Nurseries from sustainably harvested Noble Fir boughs from the Cascade Mountains in western Oregon. It has fragrant pine cones attached, along with chocolate colored ribbon, bittersweet-inspired berries, and persimmon decorative balls.



For a chance to win one, just leave a comment to this blog post, telling me about your favorite chocolate treat. (Mine is English Toffee, even though the chocolate isn't really the part that I love so much about it!) Make sure you leave a way for me to contact you if you're the winner!

The giveaway will end on Sunday, November 25, 2012, at midnight, EST.  That's a busy weekend - better enter now so you don't forget!


If you want to see other items in the P. Allen Smith Holiday Collection, they're featured on his website. The Colonial, Chocolate & Spice, Williamsburg, Lodge, and Classic Collections can be purchased online at HomeDepot.com and the Rustic Collection at Frontgate.com. The Collection is also available at independent garden centers across the country and Reasor's in northeast Oklahoma.


For more chances to win a wreath, visit these blogs, which are also hosting giveaways:

Shawna Coronado: Memories of Colonial Williamsburg and a Holiday Wreath Give-Away on Black Friday

J. Peterson Garden Design: Holiday Wreath Giveaway!

The Garden Buzz: Holiday Giveaway! Enter to Win a Beautiful Evergreen Wreath

Evolved Mommy:  Holiday Giveaway: P. Allen Smith Colonial Wreath

BG Garden: Cheerful Original Classic Wreath Giveaway

Where Plants Rock: Holiday Giveaway from WherePlantsRock

bwisegardening: Win a Williamsburg Christmas Wreath! 

Aunt Nubby's Kitchen: Some Holiday Cheer . . . For You

Gardening With Confidence:  P. Allen Smith Holiday Collection Wreath Giveaway. Let the Season Begin!

From the Soil: Holiday Wreath Giveaway with P. Allen Smith
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UPDATE:  As of 10:00 PM, Tuesday, November 20, 2012, the Rafflecopter form and all information entered there has disappeared. :-(  This is why I always have people enter both by leaving a comment and filling out the Rafflecopter form.  Since this has occurred, I will just use Random.org to choose a winner from all those that have left comments. This is how Rafflecopter chooses a winner anyway, but it's a nice way to have contact information (as long as it doesn't disappear). Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you in your comment. Thanks for your understanding!

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In full disclosure, I have received no monetary or in-kind compensation for hosting this giveaway. I just thought it would be fun to let one of my readers win a wreath for their holiday decorating. Thank you to the Berry Family of Nurseries and to Allen for allowing me to host.



84 comments:

Terideeh said...

My Favorite chocolate treat was the chocolate fudge icing my grandmother would put on her yellow cake. The icing was the consistancy of fudge. HUMMM...I think I will have to make one for Thanksgiving and treat my grandchildren.

Sandra Miller said...

I love Toffee too but now that you can't get them, I'm craving Hostess cupcakes.

Commonweeder said...

I have to say my favorite chocolate treat are chocolate covered cherry coridals. Of course, there is always chocolate ganache covered cake!

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

I love dark chocolate with caramel the best. What a great wreath

Gail said...

I am the maker of the chocolate pies.
I make them the way my mother and grandmother made them and use no recipe.

I enjoy watching Mr Smith.

Erin @ The Impatient Gardener said...

Listen, if it's chocolate, I'm not going to get fussy about it. But chocolate and caramel together are hard to beat. Well, maybe chocolate and peanut butter can beat that. Or chocolate and coffee ... ymmmmmm.

Hope I win! I'd love to win a P.Diddy wreath!

Mia Graves said...

I love all kinds of chocolate! I do have a favorite cookie that my grandma would make when I was a child. It is called a cottage cheese cookie(because it has cottage cheese in it) but it also has cocoa and they are wonderful! Grandma always made these cookies around the holidays which made them even more special. I am very fortunate that I was able to get the recipe and now they are one of my family's favorites as well.

Sandra Dutton said...

I love Hershey candy kisses. I also love P. Allen Smiths show.

Donna said...

I love chocolate covered pretzels.

Mary Ann said...

Reeses's Peanut Butter Cups! I have seen of this collection, it's so great for Christmas this year!

Daricia said...

I can never resist a frosted brownie. Preferably with ice cream, whipped cream, hot fudge and a cherry. :) Would love to win the wreath...beautiful!

Michelle Etzler said...

I love dark chocolate truffles, the richer the better.

Michelle Etzler said...

I love dark chocolate truffles, the richer the better.

Jenny said...

My favorite chocolate treat is Choceur chocolate truffles. This is the only time of year you can buy them, from now through the holidays, at least around here. I'd love to win the wreath!

erkarts said...

My favorite chocolate treat was my Grandma's 10 layer old fashioned chocolate syrup cake. It was a labor of love!

Anonymous said...

I would have to say my favorite chocolate treat is Turtles. That is since you can't find maple Bun bars any more.

Anonymous said...

Dark choc. covered cherries!!!!! Yum. My absolute favorite since I was a small child.

Jo Ellen Roe said...

Peppermint bark is my favorite chocolate treat. I never eat it, though, except at Christmas. It is almost time!!

amyorvin said...

My favorite chocolate treat is chocolate covered peanuts or kit kats.

Amy Orvin
2dogs5catscrew@att.net

Shawna Lee Coronado said...

My favorite chocolate is deep, dark chocolate with peppermint mixed in. Nom. Nom. Nom.

Gary K. said...

Ohhhh, Chocolate! Any of it is good and I can surely use to miss out on it but I am sure the smell of this wreath in our home would be just as delicious! Sign me up.

Anonymous said...

Love the wreath! My favorite chocolate would have to be dark chocolate truffles.

Angela Apinti said...

My favorite chocolate treat is probably a dark chocolate cake that my family referes to as "Death by chocolate" - extra dark chocolate cake with extra dark chocolate frosting and chocolate chips on top!

ruthie said...

Any thing chocolate. I love chocolate mint anything. But my favorite is chocolate icecream.

Darlene Arnett said...

Hershey's kisses are still my favorite, nothing fancy and nothing to bake!!

Anonymous said...

My favorite is old fashion homemade FUDGE love it.

kdjacobs said...

A wreath hanging on a door says welcome in any language. Thanks for offering this opportunity.

Beth Jones said...

Fave chocolate treat for me is my Mom's holiday chocolate fudge! Unlike any fudge in the world, simply melts in your mouth!

Anonymous said...

Chocolate covered anything is my favorite....but it must be dark chocolate.

Anonymous said...

My fav chocolate treat is fresh pitted cherries dipped in dark cocoa butter chocolate and any chocolate and nut combo! :) thanks hartmanfam@suddenlink.net

Anonymous said...

Beautiful wreath! I love making crock pot candy because it not only tsstes good: it's easy to make and makes plenty to share! Google it - you will like it too!

shanski77 said...

Chocolate truffles, hands down! I'm still trying to find the perfect recipe.

Carolina avila said...

Hi There my favorite chocolate is "La Abuelita" is like tablets, to make chocolate, for this winter is so delicious !!!

Reecea Henderson said...

I love this wreath!!

Reecea Henderson said...

I love this wreath!!

Tage said...

My favorite chocolate treat appears this time of year. Moms famous fudge. She got the recipe from my grandmother. I remember we were allowed to eat the first batch but the rest wegave to our neighbors nd friends. She is actually making some today so I need to head over there. Thanks for a great blog!

Reecea Henderson said...

Okay, I got sooo excited that I didn't read the rules correctly. My first comment was how much I love the wreath. NOW I will say that I love making and eating Oreo Truffles. They are my fav chocolate treat (for today anyway).

Shemeralt said...

I recently had some delightful chocolate wine...but my favorite still has to be the chocolate covered cherries that my sister makes for the holidays. :)

lola bruesch said...

hershey kisses but at christmas we make homemade fudge yummy lbruesch1950@msn.com

ricksegers@yahoo.com said...

My favorite is chocolate/peanut butter rice krispie treats. Yummy...

Susan Battersby said...

There is nothing better than the tinfoil covered cylinder of Flicks.
They bring back wonderful childhood memories.

Susan Battersby said...

There is nothing better than a roil covered cylinder of Flicks.
It brings back wonderful childhood memories.

Judy said...

My favorite chocolate treat is homemade chocolate cream pie!

Jen said...

the fudge pie we have for birthdays, its a family recipe, it is sooo good.

Pat Vasil said...

One of my favorites is the MallowCup -whenever my husband and I go on a roadtrip we buy a Mallowcup.

Anonymous said...

I like "turtles" made with milk chocolate, caramel, and macadamia nuts.




Dorothy
(dot48@earthlink.net)

Carol Thompson said...

Anything dark chocolate is my favorite.

Carol Y said...

My favorite chocolate treat is a Devil's Food Chocolate Cake with Fluffy Boiled Icing. I could eat the whole darn cake in one sitting! YUMMY!!!
carolyemola@hotmail.com

Donna said...

I love Cella Chocolate covered cherries.I store them in the freezer and they don't freeze solid. Just enjoy them very much.

MNChileMom said...

Because I have Celiac disease, I'm just appreciative of any chocolate that is completely gluten-free. Especially dark chocolate. :-)

Laura Cottrell said...

Any kind of creamy milk chocolate! It doesn't get any better than that!

Agnes H said...

Heath bars-yum!

Anonymous said...


dark chocolate mousse is my favorite, but a cup of dark hot chocolate will do if there is no mousse around..

Cathy F said...

chocolate mousse

Susan Hemann said...

appy Thanksgiving! What don't i love about chocolate!! I would have to say my favorite is English toffee. Love it so much!! Beautiful wreath, love brown with the green.

Bea said...

A chocolate croissant on a holiday morning starts the day off with a houseful of smiles!

Nancybeth said...

My favorite is anything dark chocolate--Fanny Mae dark chocolate vanilla cremes...Yum.

Leslie McNutt said...

My favorite chocolate is a plain ole Hershey chocolate bar with almonds. Sweet and simple. Just like P. Allen Smith and Our Little Acre.

Leslie McNutt said...

to contact me when I win!!! from previous post...
Leslie McNutt
lkmcnutt@frontier.com

Von said...

I think my favorite chocolate treat is a chocolate torte flavored with a touch of espresso, covered in dark chocolate ganache, served with whipped cream sprinkled with chocolate shavings. Obsessed...=}

Helen Yoest @ Gardening with Confidence said...

Right after breakfast, I have 4 squares from a bar of Escauza Chocolate, a Raleigh hotbed for the best Chocolate available.
Named after the town where we started, the Beaufort Bar is 67% Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt.

Stephanie said...

My favorite Chocolate treat is Texas Sheet cake.
shuttermom77 at gmail dot com

Terry Herman said...

Anything chocolate is good for he soul no matter what time of year it is!

Anonymous said...

I love homemade fudge that is made with Hershey's cocoa . Yum yum !
alannette49@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love triple chocolate cake, made with devils food cake mix fudge instant pudding & semi-sweet chocolate chips! It's totally devine!Love the wreath!

Chrissy said...

Chocolate covered pretzels!

linda gay said...

i love chocolate mint its awesome

Carol said...

Chocolate coconut frozen candies are the best and so healthly for you.

Anonymous said...

My favorite chocolate treat was my mother in laws chocolate fudge on my it would melt in your mouth. I miss it and of course she never measured anything. So replicating it hard.

annamamie37@aol.com or Anna Pinkerton in Tenn on Facebook

Terry/dr_carvey@hotmail.com said...

My favorites since childhood have been Wayne Bun (Maple Filling) candy bars. And Heath Bars. Oh, and the white chocolate with peppermint in it that shows up at Christmas.

Pat Thweatt said...

My favorite chocolate...hard question. Let's see. My go to candy is Dove Dark Chocolate or anything 65% and above. My favorite chocolate dessert is a dark chocolate fudge pie. Top it with whipped cream (to cut the sweet) and you're in chocolate heaven.

Anonymous said...

Love chocolate sprinkled with sea salt.

phyllisphipps_at_hotmail_dot_com

Julie said...

Homemade fudge...especially scraping the pan when no one is looking! I only make it at Christmas, because I would weigh 5,000 lbs. otherwise! Thanks so much for the fun giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Chocolate maple clusters is one of my favorite.

Christiana said...

My favorite chocolate treat is chocolate haystacks made with coconut. Yum! It's always a delight to find a few in one's Christmas Stocking. Beautiful wreath!

Lisa Self said...

Chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven! I use twice as many choc chips as is called for, so they are very chocolatey. Yum!
wasajo@hotmail.com

PJ Jones said...

My favorite chocolate treat would have to be fudge... I remember standing on a chair watching my grandfather making fudge. Couldn't wait to lick the spoon.

Judy F said...

I'd love to win this wreath, its beautiful. My favorite chocolate is the thumbprint Christmas cookies that my mother always made this time of year.

Hanna said...

My favorite chocolate treat is all of them. But the ultimate is chocolate lava cake! I won't learn how to make it, or I think I'd cook one every night!
Fantasticafternoon at yahoo dot com

Christopher Tidrick said...

Skim mocha, no whip. :)

Julie Kroske said...

Right this very minute , my favorite chocolate treat is Hershey kiss ( I happened to be unwrapping one now!). It is a Beautiful wreath and I would be so proud and happy to hang this. Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Just cut some pine and decorated the house . Picked a few pine cones to use and now hunting for some red berry trees. How pretty the wreath would add to my outdoor Christmas decor.

Kylee Baumle said...

The winner of the wreath is Hanna! Thank you to P. Allen Smith and the Berry Family of Nurseries for providing the beautiful wreath for this giveaway.

Thank you to everyone for sharing your favorite chocolate treats! Some of your favorites are also my favorites and I learned of a few new ones, too. Thanks for entering the giveaway and as always, thanks for reading Our Little Acre!

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

I would love it if you would join me in linking up at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/clever-chicks-blog-hop-10-rural.html

I hope you can make it!
Cheers,
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick

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