Monday, October 26, 2009

I love my letterpress = you can win free letterpress goodies

On Saturday, after five months of hard restoration work, we finally reassembled my letterpress. I am beyond ecstatic. Really. Waaay beyond ecstatic.

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I'm in the process now of refinishing the wooden feed boards, but by mid-week she should be completely reassembled and ready for the process of fine tuning to get her back in tip-top shape for printing.

Even the husband is blown away by the engineering and design of it.

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So I think this calls for a celebration! Therefore, I'll be giving away a letterpress printed item of some sort every single week from now until the week before Christmas! Now, I realize that a few weeks ago I promised a letterpress giveaway sometime soon, but then I got completely sidetracked with finishing the restoration of the press. So this week, I'll pick two winners. And if I count correctly, this means that you'll have up to nine chances to win some letterpress goodies.

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This week, each of the two winners will receive a set of twelve letterpress printed gift tags. This tag features a reindeer and stars and is printed in silver. Each tag has a silver eyelet and a silvery-cream colored cord. The winners will have their choice of "Merry Christmas," "Peace on Earth," or "Season's Greetings" (or a combination of these). Each tag is about 2.5 x 3.5 inches.

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To enter, just leave a comment on this post by this Friday (October 30) at noon EST. I'll announce the winners on Friday evening. For this week only, each person can enter up to two times!


  1. Natalie CulbertsonOctober 26, 2009 at 6:39 PM

    Congratulations on getting your letterpress set up! I LOVE those tags! Put me into the drawing. Also, I'd love to see pictures of your house. Can I find them here on your blog?-Natalie C.

  2. Natalie CulbertsonOctober 26, 2009 at 6:59 PM

    I just added your site to my favorites! Get that letterpress working! Miss you! Natalie

  3. Oh, how beautiful! I'd love to win!

  4. Hi M -- the silver deer design is awesome! I haven't followed your blog lately, so smiled to see the postings of the rennovations at the Whitmore farm. Next time you are in Maryland, I will take you there for a visit.


  5. That sure is a nice 'spit & shine' job!


  6. These are beautiful and I can't wait to see more of your work! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

  7. That looks like it would be so much fun to play with such a machine... too bad I missed it this time but one never knows about the next time.
    It sure opens so many doors.
    Have a great day! Thanks for sharing.


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