La Maisonnette France GIVEAWAY

• 19 November 2012



As Thanksgiving week is upon us, I've been thinking about all the things that I am grateful for--family,  friends, health, a roof over my head, and the chance to connect with you here over the years.  Another blessing in my family's life, since completing the renovation of our cozy cottage in France, has been the pleasure of sharing our favorite little corner of the world with so many wonderful readers and visitors.  Three years ago we were in the middle of renovating La Maisonnette and I will never forget the outpouring of interest and moral support we received from you at that time.  This little cottage feels like our 5th child in many ways.  Blood, sweat and tears, and even a mild electrocution involving a certain someone was involved...but thankfully it all ended well :)




To celebrate the 3-year anniversary of our little adventure, we would like to offer one reader (+ a guest), a week's stay at La Maisonnette during any available week from now until August of 2014.  That's right, if you win this giveaway, you can choose any week that works for your schedule, whether high season or low.  After all, a week in the French countryside may require some forethought to ensure that the tranquilité of the region can be enjoyed at a time that is most convenient for you.

During your week's stay at the cottage, plan on doing a little reading in the garden while nibbling on a croissant from Les Delices (the amazing boulangerie/patisserie in town) smothered with homemade confiture from the outdoor market in nearby Sarlat.  Visit local Dordogne Valley chateaux (there are 5 within minutes of La Maisonnette), rent a bicycle, explore the village's Medieval cobblestone paths, glide down the river in a canoe, walk along the river during Sunset and then set off to enjoy some of the best food in France (don't worry, we will send you our list of favorite restaurants!).  After dinner, come back to the cottage and watch one of the movies filmed right there in Beynac (you'll find Chocolat and Ever After tucked inside that armoir pictured below).




This giveaway will run for two weeks (through midnight on December 3rd), and the randomly-selected winner will be announced on Wednesday, December 5th.

Here's are the ways you can enter the La Maisonnette France GIVEAWAY:

(you may enter one time each way, giving yourself up to 5 chances to win):  

1.  Leave a comment on this post below.

2.  Choose an image from any past stephmodo blog post related to La Maisonnette, France or even an image from a past post that you've particularly appreciated; then pin the image to one of your Pinterest pinboards and post a link to the board on my stephmodo facebook page.

3.  "Like" the relatively-new stephmodo page on FB (late adopter here!).  Note: if you've already done this you are already entered in the giveaway.

4.  Tweet a link to this contest page (http://www.stephmodo.com/2012/11/la-maisonnette-france-giveaway.html), and use the hashtag #stephmodolamaisonnette.

5.  Post a link to this contest page on your blog; then let me know by leaving a comment and a link to your post in the comments section below.

I wish you the best of luck in this giveaway and cannot wait to share our cottage with one of you at some point in the near future.  Thank you again for your encouragement, support and kind words about this life-changing project!



If you need a little help with #2, here are some posts including some of my favorite images of France, the area surrounding La Maisonnette, and La Maisonnette itself.  Enjoy!

Picnicking along Dordogne   |   Nighttime   |   French Cows   |   Sunset on the Dordogne   |   Le Jardin

Vintage Amusement Park   |   Sunset over Beynac   |   My Little Paris Guide   |   the Entire Project

Egg Hunt with Design Mom   |   Before + After Stairsl   |   the Lounge   |   Done!   |   La Four Banal

image 1 - Sigfrid Lopez; all other images are my own personal images

666 comments:

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ilanabybridge said...

How wonderful!!

Debra Russell Fine Art said...

I've tweeted, linked, shared and entered...so I'm hoping it will be me. But if it isn't I think I just may need to make a reservation to go paint with my pals at Masionnette!

Ciara P said...

I would love to visit such a beautiful place.
All of these photos are breathtaking.

Nathalie said...

Every time i see your pics of La maisonnette,
i just wish i could live in them! Here's my chance!!!
merci!!

Amanda J said...

So beautiful! My husband and I would love to visit!

MBurt said...

Posted on my blog
http://burtbusyness.blogspot.com/2012/12/i-can-dream-right.html

Jenny said...

Hands down the most generous blog giveaway E.V.E.R. A week in the French countryside, please and thank you. Happy Holidays to you & your family! :)

Emily McCall said...

Oh Stephanie, you know I'd love to win this! You're so generous, thank you.

Emily McCall said...

Oh, and I blogged about your giveaway too!

http://emilymccall.com/2012/12/03/win-a-stay-at-the-most-beautiful-little-cottage-in-france/

Mary Keller Costa said...

This would be so wonderful to win! Thank you!

Ben and Cassie said...

What a gorgeous place! Fingers crossed!

Fonda said...

Beautiful! You have really created a lovely life in a spectacular area of France. Thank you for opening your home to others!

Ginger said...

I'd love to win a getaway to La Maisonette! I've been drooling over your posts about it since before you had finished walls!

Ashlea Tegman said...

Oh yes please!!

Kailee Higgins said...

My sister and I are considering a euro trip this summer and this is exactly where I want to be!!! I will die if we win!

Shelley McD said...

This would be an amazing and truly unforgettable adventure for our family! Many thanks for the opportunity to enter this very, very generous give-away.

rachel shingleton said...

Oh La Maisonette! I have wanted to have a getaway there for quite awhile now!

bisous!
-Rachel

Brager said...

What a beautiful place! We would love to visit!

Aubrey said...

Absolutely beautiful! That would be a perfect destination for our baby Charlie's first trip to Europe! =)

Janssen said...

This may be the best giveaway ever. How could winning a pair of shoes ever compare?

Janice F. said...

Crossing my fingers...a dream come true!

Beckie Winston said...

Ahhhh...I really LOVE this contest. Since I have a boutique in Salt Lake City, UT called Maison, I think it is the perfect fit! Thank you!

Dianne Schoeman said...

Awesome giveaway. Absolutely love La Maissonette, a little slice of heaven on earth.

Dan Flanigan said...

This is my wife's dream place

Clif Giles said...

If Emily McCall gives it her stamp of approval then I'm in!

Holladay Family said...

What a lovely giveaway. We'd love to getaway with this giveaway! ;) Thank you!

Nina said...

Oh random world, this would bring me so much joy.

MinArizona said...

Wow. What a generous offer.
That would quite simply be a dream come true.
After I came across your blog and read about La Maisonette I became mildly obsessed with doing something similar myself one day. 'By coincidence' I was talking with a customer at work one day and he said something that reminded me of your story and I told him about it. He said that he and his wife had a similar dream for 25+ years from the time they were newlyweds but never did it. He became ill with cancer and when he went into remission and recovered, they bought a house on the beach in Mexico, and they rent it out when they're not there. He said that life is about dreams and working towards them, and told me not to wait-to start today and work towards it over time. I don't think it was a coincidence and I am saving.
Like everyone else, I would love to win. Even if I don't I would love to book a week and stay in your beautiful home in the future!
Michelle

bcrockett said...

Awesome giveaway! I'd love to take my wife to France—it's a dream of ours to have a place there one day—and makes us happy to know that for you, the dream came true. Amazing job on the renovation, BTW!

Tosha said...

What a generous giveaway! Crossing my fingers for this one!

q said...

what a generous giveaway, it would be so amazing if i could win this oh my!

Linda Mac said...

What an amazing opportunity for someone and a simply beautiful home.

Marcus Deel said...

La Maisonette is GORGEOUS! I would love to win this giveaway.

Nicole said...

Beautiful! I would live to win this trip!

Alice said...

Thanks for this inspirational blog!

Emily said...

This is the best giveaway - I found the Stephmodo blog by way of a Houzz feature on La Maisonnette back in June (a little slow on the discovery, I know), I promptly posted about it on my blog: http://graphichedgehog.squarespace.com/home/2012/6/28/the-most-beautiful-thing-in-the-world-today.html

Fingers Crossed!

Sarah Godding said...

Just amazing. Thanks for being willing to share this beautiful place.

Unknown said...

congrats on your success. What a beautiful home.

chelsea said...

congrats on your success. what a beautiful home. (this is the second time i posted this comment but my first one was marked as "unknown". i am planning to win the contest and i wasn't sure how you would be able to get a hold of me to tell me the good news:).

Unknown said...

congrats on your success. What a beautiful home.

Melissa said...

My husband and I are both holding our breath for this one!

Meredith said...

This would be amazing!

Meredith said...

I posted on Pinterest as well. :)

Nicole said...

Such an incredibly generous offer! It's our dream to visit France. I've pinned and liked, and have now commented. Thanks, again!

Sarah Jane said...

OH I've been hoping to stay here someday!! I would just die. This area has such a special place in our family. I hope I hope!!!

April said...

Beautiful. Crossing all my fingers.

FP Wear said...

Formidable! This would be an awesome way to justify a European trip, doncha think?

lyndsey said...

yes please :) thanks for the giveaway!

lyndsey said...

and tweeted :)

Melanie said...

My parents are currently serving a mission in France so this would be the perfect excuse to make a trip out of it!

Paris & France Photography said...

Hmmm, making this comment #651 in the long list… I have to say, from time to time over the years I’ve popped in and watched the renovation take place. I’ve clicked back when Design Mom headed south on an Easter Egg Hunt, and having visited France Miniature here in the Yvelines, I’ve been smitten by the water that drifts slowly by those cliffs.
And whilst it I’m smitten by ‘La Maisonette’, I wouldn’t sit quietly and nibble that buttery croissant, …..also that homemade confiture would have to wait. Instead, I’d be up at the crack of dawn, waiting for the sunrise, cameras charged…then once it was over, I’d rejoice in that lunch at one of your favourite restaurants.
I’d move from the restaurant back to a comfy bed at ‘La Maisonette’ and I’d sleep. Truly, I’d sleep, and sleep, so long in fact that when I wake I would have slept so much I’d feel disorientated. The sunset would be racing me and once I’d race out to capture it over that water, and shinging across the valley.
After all that my lungs would fill with the sensation of pure oxygen, and I’d settle in to a table with a couple of chairs and go over every single joyous moment….adding it to my ongoing project of ‘textures, tastes and tones of France’.

tberg said...

Breathtakingly Beautiful. Whoever wins your giveaway will truly have a magical getaway in store. Thank you for the giveaway and take care!

ann wierzbicki said...

Incredible offer! Thank you so much!

Nancy said...

What a dream vacation!

Jen said...

Great giveaway!

jennifer.agolino@gmail.com

Laura Zarrin said...

I liked your page on Facebook. Love that cottage! It looks like a dream!

Laura Zarrin said...

I tweeted a link!

Ashley @ Happy Penguin Press said...

Your home is stunning! I've been dreaming of taking my husband on the honeymoon we never had in France. What a wonderful opportunity!

Pinned your kitchen here, because it's so pretty! http://pinterest.com/pin/89720217548209956/

Cheers,
Ashley @ Happy Penguin Press

Ms. Mayhem said...

Yes, please :)

Carmen said...

Would LOVE to win this!

cewaye said...

What a wonderful giveaway! How exciting. I have been to France once and only for a day. I would love to return for a more leisurely visit and bring my daughters along this time. They were quite jealous when I went without them (even though it was for only a day ;).

youarenicelady said...

Did I miss the announced winner?

littleredclogs said...

want.this.so.hard

jennyt said...

What a gorgeous job! I am inspired, hopefully will be able to incorporate that inspiration into my own renovations one day!

Sara Regimbal said...

You're done a fabulous job. It is so beautiful!

Sara Regimbal said...

Your site is amazing. We have just reserved a stay with you. We are soo excited! Your place looks amazing in such a beautiful locale.

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