Friday, November 13, 2009

100th post giveaway

I would have never imagined, only a year ago, that I would become a blogger, but many things in life are surprising me later big surprise I would say! Today I am writing my 100th post and in the image above you can see in the foreground the "potiche" which appeared in my first one (October 2008).
How did my posts evolve? from the very beginning I was writing about Old and New and without even thinking or knowing it I was presenting more and more posts about Classic and New Italian design. Then someway the idea of designing and leading Italian tours (mostly in Milan and the next one will be for the 2010 International Furniture Fair) landed on now I can see that from the beginning, even without knowing it, my path was bringing me back to my first country.
In all these months of blogging I had not one disappointment but only a huge list of rewards: my readers are growing by the day, comments are always very appreciative and highly appreciated and the networking is amazing. I would have never imagined that through a blog you can socialize, know people virtually, then meet them in real life, make new friends and learn from all.

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To all my readers, friends, supporters, mentors...
a BIG THANK YOU, I could not be where I am without you!

Oh! yes... I mentioned a giveaway in the title...and here is the trick to have the treat:
A) You should add Brillante blog to your "Blog list" and become a follower (if not already)
B) You should link to Brillante on your blog.

After completing one of these steps you should leave a comment on this post referring to what you have chosen (option A or option B) and you will be entered in a random draw for a chance to win:
a limited edition of this 8" x 12" Black and White photograph


valued at CAD 350.00.

The image will be unframed and shipping will be compliments of Brillante, but unfortunately I can offer this only to US and Canada residents.
The winner will be announced on December 18th, 2009.
Good luck to all the participants!
If you want to purchase some of my photographs for yourself or for your clients please send me an email and I will provide you with prices (depending on printing process, edition and size) and a larger choice of images than the one on my web site (click Here) under Photography .

Images by Albarosa Simonetti are ©


Karena said...

Ooh, this would be a great work of art to win! I love it, congratulations!

Maria Killam said...

Well your wonderful blog has already been on my blogroll and I love that photograph! Congratulations on your 100th post!

Michelle said...

I love the photos of your home Albarosa...and it feels even warmer when you have had the pleasure to be lucky me!!!

You are so talented...and bring your own personal touch to the blogworld!! Congrats on your 100th; I've enjoyed every single one.


DesignTies said...

What a beautiful photograph to commemorate your 100th post anniversary, Albarosa!! Like Maria, you're on the DesignTies blogroll... and I think you've been there since our first few "live" days! Kelly and I are happy followers!

KC said...

Congratulations on your 100th post - what an amazing accomplishment! And the work of art is gorgeous!

Dale said...

Congrats on the 100 posts Albarosa! Great blog. I have done option A because I had already had you on my blog list and I've also become a follower. :)

Shannon said...

Congratulations on your first year of blogging! I've added you to my blog list, and look forward to many more enjoyable posts!

Madison seating said...

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Brillante Home Decor said...

Shannon...I don't see your Blog! so I cannot add your name to the contest.



One of my greatest pleasures of blogging has been meeting you. I think you are the Grand Dame of the Blog World -

Molto Complimenti !

jamesxvi said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!!!

I'm new at this, but I think I have met both entry requirements... I hope doing both does not disqualify, but I have added you to my blog list, signed up to 'follow', and linked Brillante from Garvinweasel.

Thanks for having this contest! The photograph is gorgeous and I'm crossing my fingers.

DesignTies said...

I see Victoria already mentioned that we're followers, but I have to comment to so I can participate in your giveaway too :-)

Congratulations on reaching post #100 -- although I'm sure you must be far past 100 now!!


heph said...

great work

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