Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Happy Hour Link Party #2 and CSN Giveaway!

And now for the winner...

Congratulations to Tiffany Christie! 

And thanks to everyone who participated.
Hello again!  It's time for Happy Hour at Henrietta's House!  And this week I am super excited because CSN is going to give one lucky person a $35 gift card!  CSN has over 200 online retail stores with everything from handbags to barstools

And speaking of barstools, our house has a nifty little bar in the basement that we love but is in desperate need to some cool barstools.  So I went to CSN's http://www.allbarstools.com/.  And I've narrowed down my favorites to three:

What do you think?  Did I mention that the $35 gift card can be used at ANY CSN online store?  Well, let's get down to business with this giveaway.

To enter you only need to do two things:

1. Comment on this Happy Hour post - tell me which CSN online store you would spend the $35 at.


2. Become a follower of Henrietta's House.

That's all you have to do!!  This giveaway will end this Thursday night (in 2 days) at 8:00 p.m. Central.  Check back to see if you won.  Don't forget your email address when you sign in to comment.  It won't be shown in the comments.  Good luck!

Now, on to Happy Hour!

Mom held a Women and Wine party where you invite a group of friends over for some cheese and appetizers.  They bring a friend, a glass, and a bottle of their favorite wine to share.  And a party is born! 

The selection of cheeses and appetizers was amazing! 

A friend who came to the party brought these delicious homemade cheese straws!

If it were up to me, every party I go to from now on MUST serve goat cheese in one form or another!  Aren't these goat cheese balls too pretty to eat?

Another friend brought these homemade crackers. YUM!

Roast beef and horseradish sauce, anyone?

Mom set up a soup station that was perfect for our cold weather that came out of nowhere today!!  Nothing says Fall like butternut squash soup.

Now let us "reflect" on a lovely table.  Sorry, I couldn't help myself...

As a special treat for every guest, mom made decorative wine bottles to take home.  To learn how to make these wine bottles, click here.

And now the link party!!  I can't wait to see what everyone has done.  Don't forget to comment and become a follower to enter the CSN giveaway!  Cheers!!


  1. I can't get over the number of stores at CSN. I would shop at Padmas Plantation. And, I'm going back to the site to check out a few more.
    Your photos of Women and Wine look great! Everyone had a lovely time and got to meet some new friends and taste some different wines.

  2. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a follower and I would spend the $35 either at Luxe by CSN, the luggage and handbags store, or on kitchenwares!

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

  3. Thank you for the giveaway. I'm a follower and would love to win. I would Love to own the Nordicware Platinum Butterfly Cake Pan - 80248 ....Tiffypoot @ (aol.com)

  4. OOh i'd be spending this on dishes!!!! No doubt about it. thanks for dropping in. I love this idea for a party. I think I'll be doing this soon.

  5. This looks like a great party. The food looks so attractive. I just became a follower and if I win your giveaway, I think I will get an open shelves bookcase for my store.....Christine

  6. What a fabulous party! I love wine and this looks like so much fun!! Thank you for the nice comment on my blog. I am a new follower...your blog is great! I would spend my CSN gift on some new baking pans for the upcoming holidays! Thanks for the chance!!

  7. What a wonderful gathering - everything looks so good. For the give-away - I would put it towards Michael Aram Jaipur Napkin Ring/Place Card Holder (Set of 4) - 147396SKU #: MAM1065
    They are just gorgeous! I am follower! Thanks for the great giveaway...

  8. Jenny,

    Of course I am already a follower :)

    The women & wine party looked like a hit! As I suspected. Not to mention great pictures too!

    Our house desperately needs some new flatware.. So I have my eyes on Pfaltzgraff Pearl 80 Piece Flatware Set - 5049632.

    xoxo Betsy

  9. Love this get together... there are so many ideas I will be able to use for the holidays....
    I already shopping at the CSN Home store for placemats... thx for the opportunity

  10. I LOVE the table and sideboard! The pheasant tureen and accompanying pieces are gorgeous! I love how all the baskets, boards, trays and bowls with the foods blend so well together!! Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  11. I am of course already a follower...

    I would shop at the kitchen and dining CSN store.

    And your party looked like such fun! Those goat cheese balls look delicious :)

  12. Everything looks absolutely gorgeous!!!! You did a wonderful job, and you also have some very talented friends. Those homemade cheese straws and crackers look wonderful!

  13. What a beautiful table! I love how the food really becomes the focus. All the colors and variety just make for a beautiful table. I love the whole thing.

  14. Your mom certainly provided a sumptuous spread for the guests at the Women and Wine Party. I liked the soup station...great idea; her party favor wine bottles are darling. Thank you for sharing this charming tablescape. Cherry Kay

  15. What a great spread! So beautiful! I love the decorated wine bottles. Nicely done.
    Blessings, Beth


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