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Giveaway :: Cloth & Ink

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

{please visit Cloth & Ink here}

The love affair with fall has officially begun. Inspiration boards full of dinner parties and cozy clothes and perfectly curated living rooms are floating around my brain and I can’t help but feel that perhaps this year might be the best fall of all. To honor this transition, I find myself drawn toward housewares of quality and purpose. I crave textures that make me feel as though everything around me is beautiful, intentional, and worthwhile. (This is not just a justification for purchasing new goods, I promise!) The idea this year is to celebrate, to honor, to live beautifully.

Ah, Cloth & Ink. Helen Peterson creates gorgeous, modern textiles and turns them into housewares that make you feel as though your house is actually a home. From pillows to platters to lampshades, each piece from Cloth & Ink is chic and sophisticated while still allowing for interpretation. (Seriously, find me a kitchen this Blue Kitchen Towel doesn’t belong in. I dare you.) Peterson’s aesthetic has just enough Scandinavian flair to be warm and inviting and yet her designs are unique and artistic in a way that will keep you just far enough away from the crowd to have them asking for your secret. Hello, fall. Please meet Cloth & Ink. You’ll be seeing a lot of each other this year.

Cloth & Ink is giving two winners a Modern Melamine Platter Tray (in the winners’ choice of pattern)! To enter to win, please answer the following question by Wednesday, October 17th. Comments now closed..good luck!

What is your favorite potluck dish?

Start checking the winner’s box on Monday, October 22nd, to see if you’ve won!

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  1. 1
    Emma L says:

    A huge wheatberry salad: spinach, arugula, lemon-rubbed kale, cooked cold wheatberries, quinoa, thinly sliced fennel, pomegranate seeds, and if you don’t want to stay vegan, crumbled goatcheese. Divine!

  2. 2
    Juliet Farmer says:

    some sort of seasonal, fresh salad.

  3. 3
    Brittany K says:

    buffalo chicken wing dip!

  4. 4
    Athena R says:

    Mac and cheese done right or my marinated coleslaw.

  5. 5
    Christine says:

    Buffalo chicken dip with fresh rotisserie chicken from the farmer’s market and lots fo bleu cheese and hot sauce

  6. 6
    Beverly says:

    Baked mac n cheese! Everybody loves comfort food, and a good mac n cheese can come in so many different flavors and makes you feel like a kid again. Once I brought a dish of plain baked mac n cheese, along with several sides to mix in (bacon, tamatoes, broccoli, onions etc). It was a big hit, and a good hearty compliment to the other dishes!

  7. 7

    Definitely pasta salad.  Everyone else in my house hates pasta salad, so I usually never get it.  But someone almost always makes a pasta salad for a pot luck!  I have agreed to quite a few so-so parties simply because of the promise of pasta salad!

  8. 8
    Tabetha says:

    Lasagna!  I have a wheat allergy, so it has to be gluten free–but once you pile on the sauce, cheese & whatever filling, you have a winner regardless!

  9. 9
    Jessica says:

    My favorite is not really a dish but a potluck itself. My favorite potlucks as a kid were the unplanned ones. The ones where exery parent ended up bringing a dessert, and the only thing to eat was brownies and cookies!

  10. 10
    Aleta says:

    Right now i take a green salad with quinoa, arugula, goat cheese and crazins to just about every potluck I go to… everyone loves it!

  11. 11
    Jac says:

    My mom’s artichoke dip. It’s warm, creamy, and delicious and there’s never any left.

  12. 12
    Natalie says:

    A pie of some sort, with homemade crust.  It could be a quiche, or a dessert pie.  Both are crowd pleasers.  

  13. 13
    Christina P says:

    Mashed potatoes and gravy! Or homemade mac n cheese, or oriental cole slaw! yum!

  14. 14
    Leah Davidson says:

    Home style macaroni & cheese: everyone’s has a secret recipe, everyone’s mom makes the best one.

  15. 15
    Jennifer says:

    Nothing in the world beats a home made mac and cheese!

  16. 16
    Nikki says:

    Deviled eggs, it sounds so “old-lady-church-potluck” or “BridgeClub luncheon” but I am 37 and have been taking them to all sorts of potluck events since I was 20 and I never take uneaten ones home! I use farm laid eggs and make them up with the perfect filling, creamy with a hint of dill, not too rich or tart, and crunchy bits of chopped sweet pickle for texture.  I dust the tops with paprika, to be pretty (and pretty matters with food!), and lay them out on a tray or a platter surrounded by brightly colored fresh veggies, or different kinds of olives and pickles and pepperoncinis, or even crustinis with different tapenades depending on what kind of event the potluck is and if there are mostly children or adults.  I have someone (different) say every time that they love deviled eggs like their mom, or grandma usually, makes/made them and they are happy to see me bring them–and they always come back to tell me that mine were just as good as they remembered!

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    ren says:

    i am always happy to bring anything to a potluck, but i am always asked to bring cupcakes (usually rootbeer or fauxstess style), or brownies. i have become “that cupcake lady” and the last potluck i attended a family greeted me at the door because they had to leave early but they had heard that cupcakes were on the way.

  18. 18
    AmyB says:

    When I was little we had church potlucks every week during spring time and they were called “Soup and Sandwich” dinners. It was great! My mom made something she called “Czechoslovakian Potato Soup”. Lots of sour cream, potatoes, spices (I think cumin?) and right before it is served you put sliced egg, bacon, and sometimes cheese on top. It’s so delicious and probably the root of my love affair with potatoes. I have never been able to replicate it exactly.

  19. 19
    brenda says:

    a double batch of Toll House Cookies.

  20. 20
    Caroline says:

    Soup in a crock pot!

  21. 21
    Tiffany A. says:

    I have to say chocolate chip cookies… It sounds simple and plain, but you can never go wrong with a homemade classic. Plus everyone needs dessert and cookies make everything better!

  22. 22
    sarah says:

    corn dip!!!

  23. 23
    Heather N. says:

    My favorite potluck dish is homemade lavender ice cream…gets some strange looks, but is SO tasty once its in your mouth 🙂

  24. 24
    Valerie C. says:

    Baked pasta with meat sauce…..always a hit  🙂

  25. 25
    Courtney says:

    Anything with those rice noodles!

  26. 26
    Lauren guilbeau says:

    baked macaroni and cheese

  27. 27
    Rebekah says:

    lasagna…homemade of course

  28. 28
    Erin says:

    Mac and cheese, always!

  29. 29
    loretta E says:

    My mom makes a mean meatless taco salad that’s really good.

  30. 30
    Sharon Siqueiros says:

      I’m always asked to bring my Tortilla Soup, so it’s somebody’s fav.
    I love deviled eggs myself

  31. 31
    jane says:

    being teenagers, most of my friends just buy fried food or order in pizzas for potlucks which is both unhealthy and boring. i don’t do potlucks often but when i can rouse up enough energy and gumption (and time!) i make my own shepherd’s pie and tiramisu! it’s a lot of work (especially if you’re cooking for 20 people) but homemade food is the most delicious 🙂

  32. 32
    Suzi C says:

    I’m quite a fan of baby tartlet things (yep, things)… Chicken brie and cranberry is to die for… Or pinenut, camembert and basil pesto. Always a fave!!!

  33. 33
    Shelby says:

    Macaroni and cheese, of course!

  34. 34
    Cathy F says:

    A big bowl of fresh cut fruit. Everything at potluck dinners are always so heavy. The clean, fresh taste of the fruit is refreshing! It usually disappears fast!

  35. 35
    Noma says:

    My Aunt’s Fruit Trifle! Layered neatly in between a lemon cake sliced in half is 1) Banana pudding, 2)pineapple slices, 3) peaches, then 4) strawberries in their syrup. The top layer of cake is then placed on top and iced generously with a thick layer of whipped cream. YUM! 

  36. 36
    Madeline says:

    mini pulled pork sandwiches! SO yummy & super easy- 1 pork tenderloin cooked down in one can of root beer in a crock pot, drain the liquid, pull the pork, heat up with a bottle of bbq sauce. always a hit and leftovers are great on a baked potato the next day.

  37. 37
    Tiffany says:

    I usually go for a salad full of fresh organic veggies. It’s selfish really, i want to be sure i eat something healthy at the meal. There are usually plenty of treats to choose from at parties but not a whole lot of healthy options.

  38. 38
    Amy M says:

    Chocolate-covered strawberries!  Easy to make vegan, and they take way less time than they look like they should.  They’re always a big hit 🙂

  39. 39
    Ali H says:

    I love to make desserts because I’m much better at that than I am at cooking actual meal-type foods. My favorite dessert to bring is this marbled coffee cake that my family and some close family friends of ours know as “Matuca Cake,” named after a close friend of my parents’ who used to make this cake for special occasions. It’s a really moist yellow cake based cinnamon/nutmeg/chocolate/French vanilla marble cake. It has the spice and chocolate to it, goes great with tea and coffee, is tasty but not overly-sweet, is surprisingly easy and fun to make, and has been thoroughly enjoyed by everyone I have made it for so far. Plus it gives me the opportunity to tell people about the wonderful lady who invented it and was such a blessing in our lives 🙂

  40. 40
    Denise F says:

    Being vegetarian, potlucks always left me with very limited and often, disappointing options. So the one thing I look forward to is dessert. The family used to always bring coffee cake, but any cake is my favorite cake. 🙂

  41. 41
    sam says:

    Whats a potluck without dessert? My Caramel Brownies are always requested and the host usually hides a few of them for later : ) 

  42. 42
    Jenni says:

    Polka-Dot Pumplin Cupcakes!!! A spiced pumpkin cupcake filled with mini chocolate chips and topped with a baked on cream-cheese “icing”. On my goodness they are so delicious! I can triple the batch and they are still all eaten down to the final crumbs!

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    Natalie says:

    My go-to dish to bring to potlucks is pasta salad. Since I’m not much of a cook, it’s a pretty fool proof way to make sure I bring something homemade and tasty. And it’s fun (and easy) to change up the ingredients to make it more interesting.

  44. 44
    Tequila Kira says:

    Cheesy rotel dip

  45. 45
    Theresa says:

    Pasta anything lol

  46. 46
    Erin says:

    Almond-stuffed, bacon-wrapped dates. They are a HUGE hit!

  47. 47
    Heather HC says:

    slow cooker pulled pork… it’s SO easy to make but always goes over famously!

  48. 48
    Sarah Jane says:

    An old chicken soup recipe w/ beans & veggies. Easy to make, smells great & pleases a crowd on a dime. 🙂

  49. 49
    Alison S. says:

    mac and cheese!!

  50. 50
    Throuthehaze says:

    Pasta salad. Easy to make and delicious