Wednesday, December 1, 2010

HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY! Beautiful Bodmer Throw Blanket


It is the Holiday Season, and what better way to express it than by giving? I have partnered with Bodmer Blankets to give one lucky reader a beautifully crafted, luxuriously cozy throw blanket valued at $650 to be chosen from any of the throws found on the Bodmer website.

Bodmer Blankets were introduced to market a little over a year ago and already they can be found at retail stores from LA to Miami. Thomas O'Brien was Bodmer's very first customer buying the Beige Striped throw for his own home and also throws for his Aero store in SoHo. Their blankets and throws can also be found at fine boutiques and designer showrooms across the country like Sue Fisher King in San Francisco, Mimi London in LA, and Fiori Home Collections in NYC.

Before we get to the GIVEAWAY, I would like to introduce you to Craig and Kari Bodmer, the crafters and entrepreneurs responsible for these fabulous throws. I was able to ask them a few questions about how they got this party started:

I know you live in Carlton. Oregon. How did this area become your home and how did you get your start in the alpaca blanket business?
We have always loved gardening, farming and country life in general. It is just so rewarding and fulfilling for us. The first home we bought are we were married was on a small acreage and we loved it. Our corporate careers began to overwhelm the best of our intentions to farm and we had to move back to the city and give up our place, but we swore we'd be back.

Our careers eventually moved us from Idaho to Portland, Oregon. We could finally afford to look for another acreage for farming. At the same time we began to look for an enterprise that would provide a cash flow that was consistent with our aesthetics and interests. We looked for property about an hour outside of Portland and were immediately drawn to the beauty of the wine country south and west of Portland. We soon found a piece of land that was perfect!

During our first 2 years on the property, we were given a video of a story about another couple who started a weaving business. The aesthetics were just what we were looking for, but we did not know how to weave. Craig took a lesson to see if he liked it, and fell in love with the process. He began a year of intensive study in weaving and design. We began to work out how to build a small business on our property weaving luxury blankets and throws.

We now weave beautiful blankets and throws for high-end design stores and design showrooms across the country ad spend our free time managing our farm and our lives in the country.

What does a typical day look like for the Bodmers?
We get up early and after coffee and a little exercise, Craig heads to the studio to weave and Kari either spends time with customers or on financial or marketing aspects of the business, or she takes bolts of fabric from the looms and works on the finishing process. Each throw  needs to be washed, dries, ironed, and fringed before being packaged and shipped. We stop work by 5:00 if we can so that we can get to any farm chores that need to be done before dinner.

Craig at his Loom
How would you describe your own personal style?
We describe our style as subtle elegance. We use traditional weave structures chosen for their drape, the structural integrity they provide the fabric, and their simple beauty. We see the value of our throws and blankets being an elegant enhancement to a beautiful interior design rather than something that makes its own separate statement. But one of the things we love about our throws is that beyond elegance, they are still incredibly warm, comfortable and cozy. When we are at gallery showings, it's fun to watch people wanting to wrap one around themselves. looking for our smiling permission and them wrapping up and purring.


What is happening next?
We began alpaca for all the reasons above, but there are lots of luxury fibers we are really looking forward to using. Craig is in the process of creating some designs which are a blend of baby alpaca and silk yarns. We hope to explore the possibilities of all the natural luxury fibers across the globe before we are finished.


Craig and Kari Bodmer


Just for fun....
Favorite sinful pleasure...
We love good food. We love to cook and bake and to get better and better at it. The natural food we grow and raise helps us create some incredible meals. We went mushroom hunting a couple of weeks ago for Oregon's famous Chanterelle mushroom. We drove up to the coast range of mountains, and found a couple of baskets full of those beautiful orange mushrooms. We came home and made our special recipe of beef stroganoff with our grass-fed sirloin steaks and fresh wild mushrooms. I am getting hungry just telling you about it!
Favorite place on the planet...
Kari loves lakes. Don't know whether it's because she was raised in the "Land of 10,000 Lakes" in Northern Minnesota, or just because it seems like air is just fresher on the shores of a beautiful mountain lake.

Craig could stare out at the ocean from the beach forever. His favorite place on earth is the tip of land at Point Lobos State Park south of Carmel, California. Standing there watching the white waves break over the rocks in that blue, blue water and rush up to his feet is his version of Heaven.

Favorite escape/travel destination...
We love Carmel, California. Love the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. Love Sun Valley, Idaho. Love Salashan Resort on the Oregon Coast.

Favorite place at home...
Sitting in our chairs in front of the wood stove in the living room reading.

Somehow I think Kari and Craig may have a throw or two tucked around them in front of that wood stove!

Now that you have met the Bodmers, I bet you are ready for the giveaway!!!
The Bodmers graciously sent me a throw so I could see for myself how impeccably beautiful they really are. (I got the Black Herringbone....and it is all mine!! Although Tim doesn't seem to agree)  I received small samples of all of the colors, and they are all gorgeous, soft and cozy. You will be thrilled. (And I can see why the throws are valued at $650!!) 

Here is all you have to do:

  1. Visit the Bodmer Website  HERE and pick your favorite throw.
  2. Come on back to Katiedid and become a follower.
  3. Leave a comment telling me your favorite pick and contact information so we can get your beautiful baby alpaca throw to you before Christmas!!!

 The Giveaway runs from today through December 15th so we can get the throw to you by Christmas. I will announce the winner on December 16th! Keep a lookout.
GOOD LUCK 
and
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

194 comments:

Erin said...

Those are truly gorgeous. I'd pick the Dark T, but I had a very hard time narrowing it down!

I'm a follower!

Christine Dajung Oh said...

They look all fab :) i like the light grey in solid the best though.

contact: dajungoh@gmail.com

i am a follower of you kate!

Camille said...

All of the throws are gorgeous and look incredibly cozy. The Dark T would look great in my family room! I'm a follower of Katie Did! camille_guthrie@hotmail.com

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

what a great giveaway! i am a follower thru google reader :)

love random stripes and grey braids- hard to pick!

Ashley said...

I'm a follower, and I love the Dark T throw.

Splendid Sass said...

GREAT giveaway!! I love the natural solid-grey. Such beautiful throws. Put my name in the hat.
Have a nice evening.
Teresa

Leigh Anne said...

Loving all of them. Thank you for highlighting this great company. The Dark T is my favorite. I just moved to NY from SD, so I could use this beautiful throw to keep me warm during the winter!

Amber B. said...

I became a follower!

And I like the Tattersall in brown. Beautiful!!

Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Oh my, I would love the brown tattersall.
Great giveaway.
cathycomm@aol.com

Leigh Anne said...

Thanks for this great giveaway and detail on this company. I'm loving the Dark T Throw. Just moved from SD to NYC and I'm cold! Sure could use this to cozy up in. leigh@theflorallab.com is where you can notify me should I be so lucky.

Erin said...

I love them all but would choose the Dark T. Can picture it thrown over my couch now! Thanks for the giveaway

erinlacoste@gmail.com

thewelcomehome said...

I just became a follower although I have been reading your blog for months.

I loved all of the throws but I would love to own the brown tattersall.

jill.valeri@verizon.net

Lizinka said...

GORGEOUS! I am a follower and would looooove that light grey throw! :) Awesome blog BTW...

TheBambinaBlog said...

What an inspiring story! These are all just gorgeous. I can see using each and every one of them. For myself, I just adore Dark T. But ask me again tomorrow, I might love a different one

Anonymous said...

LOVE THE MALL!! Love the Tattersall in brown - but would take any! What a great giveaway.

Allison said...

What a sweet couple they are and the amount of work that goes into each throw is amazing. They are gorgeous throws! I love the Dark T. I would love to cozy up with that by the fire. Thanks for the chance on your generous giveaway!

Allison said...

I forgot to mention that I am a follower!

megfouts said...

Sorry don't think my first one went through. Love the brown tattersall but would take any thanks so much! I am already a follower!

CC said...

The white over blonde throw....Mmmm mmm good! :)

What a generous giveaway!!! Best of luck to one lucky winner!!!

Kel said...

I am loving their attention to detail and commitment. I gotta say the random stripes is so quirky and fun and different. Lovin it! I don't think I own anything alpaca, would be cool.

quintessence said...

What a fabulous company (and couple). As anyone who knows me can tell you, I am a fan of any firm that produces luxurious hand made artisanal goods - and Bodmer fits right in! I particularly love the white over blond and am of course already a follower!

Terrie Hall said...

What a great give away! I am already a follower too! These throws are all incredibly beautiful! I love this one-Beige Stripe. I can be reached at thall@designthehallway.com
Keeping my fingers crossed for a great Christmas present for me!

kathryn said...

I'm most crazy for the Dark T but they are all gorgeous. What a treat to read the Bodmer's story and learn how these beautiful blankets and throws are made.

Anonymous said...

What a nice couple, thanks so much for this wonderful give-away! Love them all, hard to choose, but I guess the Dark T
pambartholomew@runbox.com
I'm already a follower

J&K said...

They are all so gorgeous - I guess I'd have to pick the Black Herringbone as my favorite. What a wonderful giveaway - thanks for the opportunity!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

hi Katie, What a fabulous giveaway!! The blankets are gorgeous and I am so excited to know about them. I love the White Over Blond!

KitChat said...

How fun. White over Blond and glad to be following!

KitChat said...

White over Blond would be delightful... as is this Katiedid!

meeyeehere said...

follow and I love the
Black Herringbone throw
jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

Its All About Creating said...

THE LIGHT GRAY!!!! What a way to decorate my life! Good luck to everyone and me (my fingers and toes are crossed!).

Liz said...

Great giveaway! I LOVE the brown tattersall!

Three Little Brown Kids said...

Natural solid. I'm a neutral kind of girl. These blankets look divine. I could definitely get used to cuddling up in one.

cheryl said...

I love the black herringbone. Classic menswear at its best.
cholben@att.net
I am a huge follower and admirer

cheryl said...

I love the black herringbone. Classic menswear at it's best.
I am a follower and admirer.
Cholben@att.net

Cristin said...

Love these beautiful blankets and throws! Thanks to for the great giveaway. I love the dark T... think that's the name.

xo,
cristin

Kim said...

I'm a follower! And I pick the Black Herringbone--gorgeous.

freshidstaging said...

I love the Dark T Throw. They are all very beautiful and I would be thrilled to own any of them. I love the story behind the throw! I love your blog as well.

Carol said...

What a great giveaway! I LOVE the brown tattersall throw.

czestes@msn.com

Linda in AZ * said...

* How INCREDIBLY GENEROUS of the Bodmers... and they seems SOOO NICE, too!

I went, I saw, I loved!!!... Especially the grey tattersall...actually, wish I could buy MANY, as I am a lamp blanket NUT and am NEVER WITHOUT ONE at night while relaxing with my husband!

Thanks for the opportunity to enter! DEEEELISH!!!

Linda in AZ *
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

Linda in AZ * said...

* OOPS! Was I supposed to remind someone I have been a follower for a long time????

Smiles again n' tnx!!!
Linda in AZ *
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

MaryAnne said...

Thanks Katie! I am so torn - but I guess I will have to go with the Natural Solids in Cool Beige (although the Dark T was a very close second).

Thanks,
Mary Anne Kelly
916.718.9914
kellygirls227@comcast.net

Anne said...

What lovely and luxurious throws and blankets. And what a fabulous giveaway. I would choose a throw -- either white over blonde or the light gray. Happy Holidays to you too.

meadzmail@aol.com

Joanna said...

joannak423@insightbb.com - like the natural solid in cool beige! Fingers crossed.

courtney said...

love all of them, but think I need the light grey in my life. thank you for the great post!

Pat said...

What a lovely business ! They are beautiful and the classic Tatersall is my favorite.
Great giveaway, Thanks.

Pat
pvs@dmv.com

Karena said...

Katie wow how luxurious! I adore the gray tattersal, they are all so wonderfully cozy looking!

I follow you forever!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Mrs. Blandings said...

I don't usually enter in giveaways but that black herringbone is too dreamy to pass up. Beautiful line.

donadona53 said...

I too love the black herringbone! donadona53@hotmail.com

donadona53 said...

I too love the black herringbone. donadona53@hotmail.com

Felicia Snow said...

I'm loving them all, but am going with Dark T. I can just feel it next to me, cozying up on the sofa during these winter months!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Such a generous and wonderful giveaway! The Dark T is my favourite and of course I'm a follower!!

Katie said...

They are all beautiful! If I had to choose it would be either the Dark T or the Tattersalls.

Sharon said...

The Dark T is the one I would choose. They are all so beautiful.

Happy holidays!

Sharon said...

(I too fotgot to add in my comment, Katie ...I am following you on GFC.)

Diane said...

White over blonde is my favorite. I love all of them though. I just moved from sunny warm Southern California to Chicago and those beautiful throws look so warm and inviting... Especially because I am so cold now. I have been a subscriber to your blog for well over a year and have always enjoyed your posts.

Diane said...

I love them all but any of the whites or creams would be my favorite. I just moved from Southern California to Chicago and those throws look so warm and wonderful. They would truly make my first winter in Chicago a great deal more comfortable. I have been a follower of yours for at least one year probably more and always love your posts and photos

Diane said...

I love them all but any of the whites or creams would be my favorite. I just moved from Southern California to Chicago and those throws look so warm and wonderful. They would truly make my first winter in Chicago a great deal more comfortable. I have been a follower of yours for at least one year probably more and always love your posts and photos

LO said...

What a great story about following your passion and doing what you love! I love the Dark T and I love your site!!
Thank you for the chance to win such a gorgeous blanket that I know would keep my toes warm all winter long!

Jane K. Schott said...

Hands down the Brown Tattersall. I just don't see enough of this pattern in life.

What a wonderful and handsome luxury.

Kathy said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I am sitting at my laptop right now wearing my down coat. It's hard to get warm on a cold Minnesota night, as I am sure Kari Bodmer remembers quite well. If I can't live in a warmer climate like Oregon, I'd be happy to take one of the Bodmer's cozy warm throws :) I love the Blonde over White and I am a follower already. kathymsandy@yahoo.com

Cali Means said...

Add my name to the list. I love the Dark T. Thank you for including information about the company. Very interesting.
cmmeans@gmail.com
Cali

Fabulous Finds Studio/Boutique said...

White over Blond is my favorite. These throws are awesome!
fabulousfindsstudio(at)gmail(dot)com

Fabulous Finds Studio/Boutique said...

I'm a follower and I also subscribe via email. Love your blog!

Honey said...

Love your site. If I had to choose only one throw, I would pick the black herringbone! Gorgeous!

other-option said...

The black herringbone throw is my favorite.
- Danielle
other-option AT hotmail DOT com

Tami said...

These are so beautiful! How generous of them. I would pick the random stripes in cream. Thanks again. Tami

Red Telly said...

I'm a follower and absolutely in love with these throws. I would say I'd take either the light grey, Dark T or black herringbone. In other words I can't decide so I'd love to be surprised! It is Christmas time after all. :)

vickie said...

My favorite is the Black Herringbone. They are all beautiful!
I'm a follower - kolpin1@mchsi.com

Kathysue said...

Unbelieveable giveaway!!Thankyou!!! I love the beige random stripes or the solid blonde over beige!!! I am a follower and have been for awhile, Merry Christmas,Kathysue

Debbie said...

I would love the Dark T! It would be perfect in my living room. I've been a subscriber for quite a while and am now following you as well! debbiefaye78@gmail.com

Donna in Potomac said...

My favorite is the Dark T.
Many thanks to you and the Bodmers's for sharing your inspirations. Lucky us!

I'm a follower but just in case,
Contact: dadler@conference.com

jjidesign said...

jannajo
love love love these! Gray tattersall would be my pick! Wish I could visit the farm and see the actual process. jjidesign@charter.net

djb62 said...

I love the Gray Random Stripes. Merry Christmas!

Nicole said...

My favorite is definitely the Dark T. Thanks for the giveaway!

nicole[dot]mckee08[at]gmail[dot]com

pve design said...

You ask me to pick one? That is like asking which child is my fave? I do love them all, that black herringbone or gray tattersall are lovely and would look nice in my new addition....
thanks for such a wonderful give-away-
pve

Anonymous said...

It warms my heart to see professional artists create something so beautiful.
Katie, your blog is equally beautiful and so professional and creative.
I am lucky enough to have met you and you are just a lovely person.
Keep up the wonderful ideas and insight into your life.

Warm regards from Huntington Beach
Victoria Cernok

Procris said...

I'd love the Dark T as well -- interesting that that seems to be a very popular one (although I must admit, it's a hard choice over the black herringbone). My contact is Meaghan (dot) J (dot) Brown (at) gmail (you know the rest)

susan said...

All are gorgeous!! Love the "Brown Tattersall". Also love your Bookstore - refer to it often!

Susan
swwatts2003@yahoo.com

Morgan Brig said...

My favorite is the brown tattersall! Gorgeous throws. I've been a subscriber for quite sometime and love your blog. Now I'm an official follower too!

Morgan Brig

Lisa Walsh | Innerspace Interior Design said...

Winning a black herringbone throw would make my holiday!

Morgan Brig said...

My favorite is definitely the brown tattersall. Gorgeous throws! I've been following your blog for sometime now and I love it!

Morgan

Mrs. Chic said...

They have so many pretty ones! I liek the black herringbone a lot!!

ANGIE said...

Love the dark T. So cozy for fall and winter!!

susitravl said...

I love the Gray Tattersall. They are all beautiful!
susitravl(at)gmail(dot)com
And I'm a follower via GFC

Lou Ann said...

Can i change my mind later? wink wink. This is a difficult choice. How beautiful! I think I would choose the natural fiber in gray or the Black T.
I'm a subscriber

louann dot rudd at gmail dot com

Bringing Pretty Back said...

SO hard to choose! But a throw in white over blond. HEAVEN! I'm a follower!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Katie said...

They are all so beautiful. It makes you wish you could wear them. I have to admit I would loved to wrap one around me (Dark T) and enjoy a good book. I follow.
Thanks you for sharing and giving.

Becky@Tea Party said...

Those are truly amazing! I am loving the Dark Herringbone!!
millironzb@yahoo.com

gstoney said...

I am a follower. I love the natural fiber in gray.

Brillante Home Decor said...

I am already a follower of your blog Katie and I would choose the COOL BEIGE THROW.
I need to say that just looking at those gorgeous blankets and throws I can feel the warmth. Now I hope I can feel it for real on Christams day. Ciao

Perry A said...

Really beautiful work. They are all stunning but the Black Herringbone is my favorite. I have been following for some time now (bookmarked on my desktop) but now I am OFFICIAL. Thanks for the great giveaway but thanks most of all for the AWESOME BLOG! BIG FAN!

Ashley said...

Fabulous giveaway, so sophisticated looking. I love the black herringbone.. I am already a follower.

bklavin said...

I think hands down the black herringbone is perfection !!

Like the Season said...

These throws are simply stunning. I especially love the Natural Solids in light grey or beige.

Thank you for hosting this great giveaway!

contact(dot)liketheseason(at)gmail(dot)com

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

OH! Those are gorgeous! Love the black tattersal throw....YUUUM!

cathy said...

These are just beautiful throws. I love both the tattersalls. They are so rich and elegant looking. The colors are so deeply pigmented -- a perfect addition anywhere. They look like Farrow and Ball in fabric!

Jenny said...

I'm a follower and I love the random beige stripe. i jsut love their story!
jrspry1@msn.com

Cathy said...

I forgot to give my contact information in my previous post. These throws are wonderful...so richly colored and sumptuous, yet still with tons of personality. I love the tattersalls. Wish I could actually wear them! Anyway, I can be reached at cstreich@att.net. Thanks for such an exciting holiday giveaway.

mary said...

Hi Katie, This is a super give-away. My favorite is the "gray tattersail"--but it is really hard to choose a favorite!!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

wow, what an amazing giveaway! I've long been a fan and would LOVE one of those throws :-) I think the Grey Tattersall is my favorite!

Debra Phillips said...

wow katie, what a great response. the throws are lovely and i can imagine the feel from here.
kudo's to anyone that follows their dream and to such success.
love the dark tattersall
best
debra

Lisa said...

So beautiful! And an inspiring couple! I just discovered baby alpaca yarn for knitting and it's a dream, so so soft. What a treat it would be to cozy up in one of their handmade beauties!

auntweesa@gmail.com

Franci said...

How luxurious and beautiful. I love the Black Herringbone.

Lisa Mintz said...

Love, love, love the White over Blond! Your blog is wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Who wouldn't want one of these gorgeous throws! I'd love Cool Beige. PS Love your Blog. s.cupp@verizon.net

Lisa said...

It is wonderful to know that such a wonderful couple makes such beautiful handmade throws and blankets. I had almost thought this was a lost art.

I love all of the throws but am partial to the cool beige throw. I can already see it draped over my couch and then me when I get cold.

What a generous giveaway. Thanks so very much.

Lisa

Anne said...

I've seen these in person and they are AMAZING. So incredibly luscious and beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Hi Katie! I love your blog and I am so glad I found it! I live in California but grew up in Oregon where Bodmer is made so the light grey solid blanket would remind me of home :) Keep up the wonderful blog. Thanks!
Lisa
lputnam@dc.rr.com

Meg said...

Oh so hard to choose just one to be my favourite! If I have to choose, I think the grey random stripes tops my list.

Great Giveaway!

Meg

sari said...

I love the elegance of the black herringbone. Can imagine wrapped up and reading on the couch.

wondersari -at- gmail.com

GiselleG said...

Beautiful! The random beige is my favorite... pretty much tied with the black herringbone. I've knitted with baby Alpaca, so I know how amazing it is.
I loved the interview. Thank you!
giselle@viewsbygiselle.com

My Interior Life said...

They are all gorgeous, but I think either the black herringbone or camel tattersall would work for me.

Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Valerie said...

I love the Dark T but would be happy with any of the beautiful throws. Thanks for the great give away. Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog and your daughters' yummy looking cakes. I am torn between grey tattersall and black herringbone but I think the grey might have a slight edge. Thanks for keeping us inspired!

Stephanie said...

They're all so beautiful it was hard to choose! I'd be happy with any of them but think I'll go with the Dark T. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Michele P. said...

new follower via GFC, I am loving the Grey Tattersalls throws! Gorgeous design :)

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Anonymous said...

I can see myself all wrapped up in the Dark T throw. Beautiful craftmanship.

Ami Renee
bigtreedesigns3@yahoo.com

Karyn G. said...

They are all very beautiful, but I would choose the solid grey.

Liz said...

I'm a follower via google reader!
Love the dark grey Tattersal.

Mary L said...

following! love the tattersal!
marymc50(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I really love the Dark T, it's beautiful!

Lindsay
lindsaybkeen@hotmail.com

*Chic Provence* said...

Hi Katie, fabulous giveaway and thanks so much for introducing us to Bodmer in such a lovely way!

I love the Blond over White...stunning!

I'm crossing my fingers!

Happy Sunday!

Kit

Nancy said...

All of the choices are too beautiful. But if you had to twist my arm...I would choose the brown tattersall. Thanks for the giveaway.
ndmeans@comcast.net
Nancy

Cindy Nichols said...

Simply gorgeous throws/blankets! Love the simplicity and quality of their work. I would have a hard choice but I think I would pick the Dark T... Always enjoy your blog and sharing of "beautiful things"!
Thanks for a great giveaway! Cindy Nichols

pretty pink tulips said...

I'm loving the Dark T!

Hope you are having a lovely holiday season!
Elizabeth

Nancy said...

It would be a tough decision, the Grey Tattersall or the Black throw or maybe one of the light greys............ :)

Nata said...

Katie love your blog. I've become a follower via Google reader. Great giveaway, love White over Blond :)

cDermy said...

I'm loving white over blond! claire.dermond@gmail.com

kayduh said...

Love the Tattersall throw, very chic!

Rebecca said...

loving the dark t!

Pam said...

Jaspé, please! Happy Holidays!

the4peels said...

All of them are timeless. If I had to pick one to cozy-up with, I would choose the Beige Random Stripes. I am imagining me and my new throw on my sofa right now!
I am also a Follower.
the4peels at yahoo dot com

Wendy said...

I'm a follower! All the throws are gorgeous,but I think I like the black herringbone the best.

wendywleonardo@gmail.com

Mandy said...

I am a follower! I love the naturals, specifically, the Cool Beige. It looks amazingly comfortable!
manwell80@hotmail.com

Sarah said...

I love the Beige Random Stripes Throw. I am a follower of katiedid and my email is aspoonfulofdish@gmail.com

Kaity said...

Gorgeous art form and an inspirational story of transformation! I'd love a blanket to display and to use!

Kim said...

Loving the Tattersall. Great enticement to curl up with a mug o' tea. Would be thrilled to win it...Kim

Mary E. said...

So very difficult to choose, but if I must, I'd say the Dark T. So beautiful!

I'm a follower.

Mary

DuMei said...

I'm following and love the white over blond textured throw.
dumei42 gmail com

Renee's family room said...

ADORE the black herringbone!!! What a fantastic giveaway, and an even more fantastic new item for my wishlist!

Grove Street Station Bike Mama said...

The black herringbone! I bet the feel amazing

jessietobias1@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

WOW..truly gorgeous. Thank you for this give away and thank you for telling us about this vendor! I would pick the black herringbone since black is a great anchor for just about any room.

Have a wonderful holiday for you and yours!
Blessings,
Gina Fair
ginafair@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I am a follower already...black herringbone! yay.

Blessings!
Gina Fair
ginafair@aol.com

Renee J. said...

What an amazing giveaway. I love the black herringbone throw, it's gorgeous!

Sherri Cassara said...

What a gift - how generous! I would choose the white over blonde :)
I am already a follower.

Anonymous said...

love the black herringbone! I can just imagine how soft they feel and how beautifully they are made. Am already a follower and love your blog. Carol ecpollard@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

Wow, what an unbelievable giveaway! I would really have to be forced to choose! They are all so so beautiful. The cool beige and dark T are probably the best fits for my decor. But this beggar would not be choosy! Thanks for the opportunity! - Allison

Brooke said...

So hard to choose, but I love the Tattersal in grey, so that is what I would pick! Thanks for always providing such great design inspiration.

CJB said...

Such a beautiful giveaway....I love all of them ~ of course ~ although I am drawn to the Black Herringbone. Just became a follower as well. Thanks for the chance to win.

katiegus said...

Just became a follower! I would choose the grey tattersalls. Great blog.

La Petite Gallery said...

Now this is something I would like to win. I live in Maine and have had the chills for 3 days now with this flu I caught at a wedding in NYC.. Wish I had that Throw. Very interesting people. The workmanship is fabulous. We have a few of those Alpaca critters in Maine.
Nothing as nice as their work I would have seen it at the Fairs.
Great post. Happy Holidays. yvonne

selle shanks said...

I just love them all. Absolutely beautiful and if I get to choose (fingers crossed!!) I choose the Brown Tattersal. Thanks, Selle Shanks

La Petite Gallery said...

I just posted a comment. I guess I made a mistake, The Alpaca throw is the best giveaway I have ever seen.
I am sick, so hope this comment goes through. yvonne

Housewife wanna-be said...

Wow, what a great give away! I am shivering in Boston, and hope I win! I love the natural beige throw! Throw my name into the mix...
lala73131@aol.com Happy Renovations
Thanks!

Housewife wanna-be said...

Wow! What a great give away! I am shivering in Boston, and hope I win! I love the throw in natural solid, in beige. Throw my name in! Thanks!
lala73131@aol.com Happy Renovations

Katie said...

I follow you through Google Reader and love the brown tattersall throw!

Shivering here on LI and this throw would be warmly welcomed! Katie

Oona Fay said...

My grandmother ripped out your article that appeared in the SF Chronicle because she thought I would love your design sense. I just started following your blog and love seeing your sneak peeks for my own personal inspiration! I absolutely love the Brown tattersall throw! Perfect for curling up by the fire but also great for taking on the plane when I travel :)

oonafay@gmail.com

Kathy said...

Katie, I choose the Black Herringbone! I am having a headboard made for our master bedroom out of the los ojos blanket from Pendelton. This throw would be delightful on the bed! Kathy

margo said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I would chose white over blonde!

My Notting Hill said...

I love the black herringbone. Amazing giveaway.

GB said...

Just discovered your blog (via shelter). I'm signing up to follow. Loving the natural solids throw from bodmer.....simple and elegant!

Jacquelyn said...

theres something about plaid in the winter that just seems so cozy! the dark T looks fantastic!

Jackie Bertolini
jacquelyn.bertolini@gmail.com

Kaity said...

I love these throws and the transformation and process that went into producing them. I'd love the gray one!

lulu said...

I love the white over blond! Not
sure how to be a follower but did
subscribe to your e-mail.

Gigi said...

Really enjoyed today's post. It was a good reminder to be thankful for all the wonderful people in our lives.

Enjoyed my visit to the Bodmer's website. The Dark T is my absolute favorite!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

I love the white over blonde textured throw.... YUMMMMMY!...and soooo elegant. How I would love to win this little beauty!

Warm blessings,
Spencer

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Following too!

Janna McCalley said...

A new follower!
The white over blonde would be perfect in my room! Such a luxury to own one.

Lauren said...

The white over blond is gorgeous...would be perfect in my living room. Thanks for the give-away!

Kerry said...

Light Grey, Thanks.

marcy wacker said...

crazy for this blankets, especially the brown tatersall. i'm in sac, too!

gina said...

I love your blog. I have been a follower for awhile now. I love the Dark T it would look great in my den. Thanks eha111@aol.com

Interior Design Musings said...

Your post today about your amazing husband was so touching. Makes me want to give mine a hug and thank him for the wonderful life he provides for me and my children! I also love this throw (the one you have featured is my favorite (chocolate with cream threads). Mandi.

Inspiration said...

Hello,
I am following your lovely and inspiring blog.
Thank you for this giveaway- it was difficult to chose just one from the selection of beautiful Bodmer throws!
I chose the Grey Tattersall Throw, it has a certain charm and classic elegance. And thank you for adding the story of the Bodmers- I'm inspired!
Wishing you the best of the season,
Leslie.
tempestdelfuego@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Love the beautiful Tallersalls pattern. The pattern reminds me of a skirt my Mom had...good memories. Kari keep making and desinging beautiful blankets.

Peggy Ludwigson
Eagan, MN

Anonymous said...

Hope I am not to late! Love the Tattersalls trow....reminds me of my Mom amd a beautiful skirt she sewed many years ago. Kair keep making and designing beautiful art.
Peggy
Eagan, MN

Anonymous said...

Simply beautiful, my favorite is the "white over blond" throw, it's be gorgeous in my living room. Oh so cozy in the winter weather.

Katie, I'm now a new follower, and look forward to frequently checking out your delightful blog.

glendakeck@yahoo.com

Sherry said...

How can you choose...they are all beautiful.

White over blond is my favorite.

Merry Christmas.

Linda in AZ * said...

*** Katie-girl~ Sent you a quickie note a sec ago, but think "the machine 'ate it'"!

I've already entered this, so this is just a lil' note~ for you~ to know I've come back here, SEVERAL times, to look at all these lovelies and HONESTLY, it's like going to an orphanage (!)... uh-huh... and TRYING to "decide" WHICH WONDERFUL CHILD will go home to live with you forever!!! (That's how SOME of us are about our "blankies"!!!

Big smiles & wishes for happy holidays!
Linda in AZ *
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I love the Beige Random Stripe. What a wonderful Christmas present!

Angie said...

These are GORGEOUS!!! I love the Beige Stripe, simply elegant and cozy! I hope I win :)

lise stubbs said...

wow I picked the perfect night to "catch up"!
Love them all- I have Thomas O'Brien's book and that one would work!

lisestubbs@aol.com

Kristen said...

I love the gray random stripes throw - beautiful!

little dot fiddlehead at hotmail dot com

MyMothersDaughter said...

I love that these are natural and gorgeous! The herringbone is so classy...

michelle_m.anderson@yahoo.com

laura @ so alaurable said...

Am I too late?! I love the Dark T, but it's a tough choice! I follow via GFC and Google Reader!

soalaurable at gmail dot com

vignette design said...

Nothing like being late! I visited the Bodmer website and fell in love with the Tattersalls. Especially the camel colored tattersall! Being an Oregonian myself, I appreciate the Bodmer's lifestyle.
~Delores
PS: I am already a long time follower!

sydney85 said...

Love the random striped throw.

Maybe being last will be lucky!

masperle@austin.rr.com

Jen Hitchings said...

I really like the brown tattersal throw...perfect with my rust color sofa. Very nice stuff.

Rach1227 said...

ahh hard to pick but I think the grey tattersall is my favorite! please oh please pick me :-)

i'm a follower, and reach me at m[dot]rachel[dot]stratemeier[at]gmail[dot]com

happy holidays everyone!

patri said...

I am a follower through Google reader. It was difficult to narrow my choice to just one as they are all beautiful. The tattersall is my ultimate choice.

Cait said...

I love the Tattersalls in camel and gray...and The Dark T. really all of them! gorgeous...you don't see things of this quality anymore. Love your blog! I've been reading for a long time now :)

Leanne said...

What a wonderful thing for the holidays! Your blog is incredibly inspirational and you are a wonderful designer. I love getting your e-mails...it helps me see what you are doing when I don't see you!

I love the Brown Tattersal. It would be perfect in my brown and light aqua blue bedroom or in the spare bedroom that you helped me design!

Leanne

Jodonmele said...

My daughter just told me about your blog so I am a new follower.
I love the white over blond. Such luxury.
Joan Simms

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance!
I love the brown Tattersal!


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