Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Celebrating Mom #7: Umbrella Rain Chain from WinterthurStore {Review & Giveaway}

WinterthurStore logo{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Janelle!}

When my husband and I first moved into our house years ago, the aspects of it that caught my eye the most were the standard features. Things like the number of bedrooms and the size of the kitchen and where the couch would go in the living room.

Fast forward to today and of course those things still matter, but now there is so much more to this house. After living here and raising children here, it sounds corny to say, but this isn't just our house, it's our home.

That's why when it comes to making decor purchases, whether for indoors or outdoors, I look for items that not only fit our style and taste, but are ones that give our home a little extra something.

And that search for something attractive and high quality and special has led to the large selection and unique pieces at WinterthurStore.

WinterthurStoreInspired by the beautiful Winterthur estate located in the Brandywine Valley of Delaware, WinterthurStore.com offers a collection of beautiful accessories and gifts that combine the elegance of the past with the modern feel of today.

The result? Items that enhance the atmosphere and beautyWinterthur Estate of your home and garden that would look equally as wonderful there as well as in the extraordinary museum, garden, and library of the estate.

As I'm looking forward to a great deal of rest and relaxation outdoors in the spring weather this upcoming Mother's Day and beyond, the Outdoor Living category at WinterthurStore caught my eye - in particular the Outdoor Accents. Who doesn't love a great way to spruce up the look of their home?

And when the Umbrella Rain Chain arrived, I knew it was going to be just right to add to the appearance and atmosphere of our yard.

umbrella rain chainReaching an impressive 99" in length, this all-copper rain chain not only adds visual interest to our home but it also helps act as a downspout for all of the rain that we have been experiencing recently. The simple yet beautiful 4" wide umbrellas...

copper rain chain...are attached together with the chain and are easily hung up using the triangle-shaped brackets at the top.

outdoor decorWith such an easy attachment, all that was left was for me to decide on the best location to hang the Umbrella Rain Chain so that it could be enjoyed as much as possible.

decorative accentWhat a great addition to our home! When it isn't raining, this rain chain resembles a piece of artwork that draws your eye over to its rich copper color (which, according to WinterthurStore, will acquire a lovely, natural patina over time). And when it is raining, the umbrellas break the fall of the drops, which then run down each one due to the surface tension, making a soothing sound.

I find that the centuries-old Japanese system of a rain chain is a fascinating process in fish rain chainitself, but throw in the beauty of WinterthurStore's high quality craftsmanship and design and I think I could pull up a chair to watch and listen to this every time it even begins to drizzle!

The Umbrella Rain Chain retails for $89.95 and is also available as a Fish Rain Chain, which is pretty darn cute. For any mom who enjoys the outdoors and would like a way to incorporate the look of early America with a touch of modern inspiration, WinterthurStore has the Mother's Day gifts that she will adore.

And, thanks to their generosity, one person will be able to enjoy the pitter-patter of raindrops as well, because...

One lucky person will win an Umbrella Rain Chain from WinterthurStore!

winterthurstore giveawayTo enter to win: Visit WinterthurStore and tell me another of their great items that you would like to own.

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

1 Extra Entry if you head over to A Mom's Balancing Act and enter to win a Family Tree Photo Collage from WinterthurStore!
1 Extra Entry (per method) if you Like the WinterthurStore on Facebook and/or sign up for their email newsletter (found at the bottom of their homepage).
1 Extra Entry (per giveaway entered) - Enter any (or all) of the Celebrating Mom giveaways (Celebrating Mom giveaways ONLY) running on Thanks, Mail Carrier for the duration of this giveaway.
1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

Celebrating Mom 7: #WIN an Umbrella Rain Chain ($90) for outdoor style from WinterthurStore! #thxmailcarrier http://bit.ly/h2mRZE #giveaway

2 Extra Entries (per follow method) if you follow me with Google Friend Connect, subscribe to my RSS feed, subscribe to Thanks, Mail Carrier by email or become a fan on Facebook.
3 Extra Entries if you put my cute button up on your blog. Please leave an address where it can be found.
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3 Extra Entries if you blog about this giveaway linking back to this post. Please leave an address where it can be found.

Giveaway will end on May 13th at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only.

A big thank you to WinterthurStore for providing an Umbrella Rain Chain for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Kathy Detweiler said...

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B. Wilson said...

I like the copper clock
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Owen's Mom said...

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Janelle said...

I really like the Personalized Planter. My mom loves gardening, and I'd love to get her something like this!
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Janelle said...

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Janelle said...

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Erin said...

I'd love to buy the Reading Children Bookends!

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Erin said...

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Erin said...

I entered the Family Tree Photo Collage giveaway @ mom's balancing act. (erin)

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Denise G said...

I like the Blue Meadow Mist Wreath

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catnap said...

I like the Cottage Zinnia Bow Basket.
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Owen's Mom said...

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Janelle said...

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amj1989 said...

I would probably get the Boucle Throw in Green

corey said...

I think I'd choose the Aero Postale Glass Plates for my father-in-law. coreybrennan26@hotmail.com

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Annie1 said...

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Anonymous said...

I'd love the Temple Jar Lamp!

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

Lab Thermometer & Clock mrs.mommyyatgmail.com

leanne_mac said...

I like the Stepping Stones Rug -
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Rebecca Graham said...

I like the tulip garden bench.

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Carrie Phelps said...

I really love the Madison Garden Bunch Hanger.
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D.Calvert said...

I like the Bear with Lantern
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Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

I'd love to own the round Platter from the Madura Collection.
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Aisling said...

I'd like to have a couple of Fall Mosaic Planters. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

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Mama Zen said...

I immediately fell in love with the Millsburg Butter Cream Sofa Table!

Crystal said...

i like the Boucle Throw
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robynl said...

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Lori A. said...

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Deborah said...

I'd love to be rich so I could order everything in their catalog...but one item that especially fascinates me is the Scroll Garden Galileo Thermometer. asthenight at gmail dot com

Helen Keeler said...

I'd also like to own the Sun Wall D├ęcor. helenkeeler@comcast.net

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Deborah said...

I liked the WinterthurStore on Facebook (Deborah Rosen).

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Anonymous said...

topiary metal wall decor

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driii said...

Another product I would love to have is the Fall Mosaic Planters

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Anonymous said...

I like the Scroll Garden Galileo Thermometer.

Anne L.
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Janelle said...

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Anne-Marie T said...

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Kimberly said...

Love their window boxes
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Tabathia said...

I like the fall mosiac planter
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Tabathia said...

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~dab said...

I love these coffee cups
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Annie1 said...

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Owen's Mom said...

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roswell said...

i entered your karmin giveaway
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D.Calvert said...

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calvad said...

I would love to own their WINDOW BOX. calvad at aol dot com

mogrill said...

I like the cat lovers lamp.
Thanks for the chance.
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Anne-Marie T said...

Tweeted (@amt946)
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judy gardner said...

i like the children reading bookends



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danielle said...

entered the Hoover giveaway

cw said...

I love the window box planter

catnap said...

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Kathy Detweiler said...

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driii said...

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Tabathia said...

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Annie1 said...

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roswell said...

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ElfRenee said...

I love the Blooming Solar Flowers!!

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ElfRenee said...

I've also entered your Kalorik giveaway!

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D.Calvert said...

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Lillea said...

I like the Heritage Hall Rug.

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dor said...

I really loooove the Raphael Electric Fireplace.

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Owen's Mom said...

tweet
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Kathy Detweiler said...

Daily tweet
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Chris said...

I would love the exotic birds trinket box. I love boxes and this one is beautiful!

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Anne-Marie T said...

Tweeted (@amt946)
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~dab said...

4-23 http://twitter.com/simplydab/status/62017482847821824

Annie1 said...

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roswell said...

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D.Calvert said...

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robynl said...

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Anne-Marie T said...

Tweeted (@amt946)
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Wendy said...

I love the Gentle Wind rug! It's beautiful!

Jennifer said...

I love the three piece votive mirror set!

Jennifer said...

I like Winterthurstore on facebook!

Jennifer Smith Stewart

Jennifer said...

I entered the shiatsu massage chair giveaway!

Jennifer said...

I entered the CSN stores giveaway!

Jennifer said...

I entered the ATG stores giveaway!

Jennifer said...

I entered the Kalorik giveaway!

Jennifer said...

I entered the karmin giveaway!

Jennifer said...

I entered the Hoover giveaway!

Jennifer said...

I follow via GFC!

Jennifer said...

I follow via GFC entry 2!

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