The winner of last’s week giveaway is Maggie McCoy Pogue!
It’s almost time! Beyond Bacon is officially on its way from the printer to a bookseller near you! You’ll be able to pick it up on July 2, less than two weeks away! We’ve already had several reviews, which we’ve collected here! You can see awesome teasers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by searching #beyondbacon
We are so excited to soon be able to share with you our hard work! So, in celebration, we’re hosting a month of GIVEAWAYS! This week, we’re sharing prizes related to our farmhouse aesthetic! We’ve shared lots of food photos from inside Beyond Bacon and you’ve probably noticed that we focused on making the food look more than just good. Props are key to accomplishing that mission!
When we started this project, we were interested in capturing an early to mid twentieth century farm feel to the book, marking the last time some of these techniques and recipes were a part of most people’s lives. Stacy and Aimee went shopping before we started putting together recipes in order to find just the right antiques and surfaces to photograph with our food. We also spent a lot of time shopping on Etsy to find just the right homemade crafts that invoked our themes. We’re sharing those vendors with you today!
Mary Kral Designs
While we were searching the internet for porky products, we stumbled upon someone else who was “Praising the lard” and we immediately had to have this. Mary Kral Designs makes hand crafted and designed porcelain. Every piece is so unique and cool and we’ve become big fans.
Our winner will receive two items from the store with a total value of up to $70.
While looking for antiques, we stumbled on Stevie and Dan of Whisky Ginger. This Etsy store features a ton of really interesting and unique pieces we know you’ll love, we personally purchased many of the vintage kitchen pieces, but this lard bucket certainly caught our attention!
Our winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to their Etsy shop.
When we first went to Mount Vernon Farm, one of our favorite things was this set of prints hanging above their freezers that we referred to as the “parts prints”. As you can see above, it’s a really compelling and colorful butcher breakdown of a pig. Turns out it was from the artists at Drywell Art! We were so enamored by them, we bought a set of all four available animals and featured it in Beyond Bacon! We receive constant questions when this set is noticed in our photos, so now you know our secret! Make sure you tell them we sent ya 😉
Our winner will receive an item of their choice from the Drywell shop.
Golden Days Antiques
You’d be surprised how much use you can get out of a burlap bag. Stacy and Aimee used the burlap extensively to create the rustic barn feel on many of our dishes.
Silver makes quite a few appearances in Beyond Bacon. We worked hard to achieve that slightly-tarnished-but-not-black vintage look that only real antique silver will give you.
Bibbi Lou’s Bounty Vintage
When we found a vintage ice cream scooper like this, we felt very lucky. It makes several appearances and is perfect to feature with our ice cream recipes or even scoop your lard out of a mason jar! We also love Stacy’s grandmother’s vintage measuring spoons which look a lot like this set.
Our winner will receive this ice cream scoop and a set of measuring spoons from Bibbi Lou’s Bounty Vintage!
And of course, our Grand Prize winner will receive an EARLY RELEASE copy of our beloved book, Beyond Bacon!
Our winner will win:
- Two items totaling up to $70 at Mary Kral Designs
- A $25 gift certificate for Whisky Ginger
- One item from Drywell Art
- A Burlap Bag
- Round Silver Tray
- Vintage Ice Cream Scooper
- A set of Vintage Measuring Spoons
- One copy of Beyond Bacon
How Do You Win?
Simple! Follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter app below! It’s a simple process – just “like”and “follow” the vendors on social media. Trust us, you’ll want to anyway!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
We’ll pick the winners next Thursday and announce them at the top of the post of next week’s giveaway!
Remember Matt’s rules of giveaways!
- Please use a valid email address when entering. I cannot use my dowsing rods to attempt to find which bytes form your contact address!
- Please follow all the rules so I don’t get frustrated by invalid entries. Nothing makes more of a sad panda than picking a winner who I have to disqualify.
- Please respond within 48 hours or I will have to pick a new winner! I have a certain set of skills that make me a nightmare to people who don’t respond: the ability to randomly draw again.
- Please be a US resident. My mana is too low to cast a Teleportation Spell!