Today in the Ozarks the skies are dark, pouring an icy rain that makes me wish we had a fireplace. If I had a fireplace, I’d have an even harder time carrying through with my holiday giveaway. Earlier this fall, I wrote about my summer visit to the Ozark Folk Center, near my home in Arkansas. I purchased two beautiful handmade brooms. One is a standing broom for my own home. The broom works so well and glides so easily that I genuinely do more of my share of sweeping than I did before I got this household treasure. I also bought a gift for one of you, my dear readers, a whisk broom made in the same historic style as my standing broom.
As with the standing broom, every detail on this whisk or hearth broom is natural. The broom measures a foot long and 8 inches wide at the base. It retails for $25. This broom also works as well as the standing broom, whether you decide to use it to sweep your hearth or whether it becomes your whisk broom to tidy up the end of a sweeping session. Of course, it can also just be a decorative feature that might fit your country holiday or year-round decor, hanging next to your fireplace or in your kitchen.
If you are interested in winning this hearth broom, please post here with a special holiday memory or tradition, even if it’s just a sentence. It doesn’t have to be long or eloquent; just share a little. If you’d like two entries, please post about this giveaway on your own blog or tweet it, and then indicate here in a separate comment that you’ve shared it. Entries close Sunday, December 5, at noon Central Standard Time. I’ll announce the winner, selected randomly, by Dec. 6 at noon, so that I can get your address and get your gift in the mail to you in time for holiday decorating. Regardless of which winter holidays you celebrate, I wish you a happy, healthy season!
Legal stuff: I am not a spammer and will keep your information private. Readers from outside the US are welcome to post and enter, but you are responsible for any customs charges.
Entries are officially closed. I’ll post the winner by noon on Monday.
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