Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I LOVE Dayspring!!!!

Latest & greatest update: our winner has responded, and has been sent the code. Random.org chose comment #8, Suz and Allan, and they are now the blessed recipients. Thanks to everyone for participating in my giveaway; I hope that there will be lots more to come!

Update: Our little friend, random.org, has chosen a winner. I am in the process of notifying them by email; once they have responded, I will post the name.

Boy, do I LOVE Dayspring products! About a month ago, I was given the chance to review another product from these wonderful people, so of course I signed up. I got to review some of their Mr. & Mrs. line back in February, so I jumped at the chance to do it again. I wasn't sure which thing I'd get, but I knew it would be from their Ornate Metal collection. Lo & behold, last week, the UPS man delivered my "present!" It was this gorgeous metal tray, that I instantly fell in love with.
Let me tell you, peeps, this thing is SOLID. According to Dayspring, it weighs about 4.5 pounds, which is not too heavy, unless, of course, it's loaded with books. But why anyone would cover this tray with books is beyond me.... just sayin'. The entire tray (with handles) is about 20" by 12," and is NOT appropriate for direct contact with food. I'd be afraid to ruin the finish (or the flavor) anyway. It's a beautiful, antique-y tray with this deep engraving in the bottom that makes me smile every time I look at it. What will I use it for? Making me smile, of course!

The best part is the cross in the middle. When we bought & moved into this house eight years ago, we started putting crosses up - big ones on the walls, little ones above light switches, medium ones above bathroom lavatories, you get the idea. My Sunday School kids have been helping me out - every Christmas, I get at least one cross that I get to put up somewhere. I love that!

The retail price for the tray is $29.99, but right now, Dayspring's got their Ornate Metal collection on sale, so it's selling for $17.99. Deal! Plus, for this entire month, use the coupon code May20 and get 20% MORE off. Of course, you will still have to pay shipping costs, which is $6.45 if you only get this tray. BUT, if you spend $50, shipping is FREE! So, get busy, and go shopping!

Here's the fun part: Dayspring has gifted me with a $20 coupon code to give away to one lucky reader. I'd love to give it to you! Leave a comment on this post, telling me which wonderful thing you'd love to get from Dayspring, and you're entered! If you're already a follower, leave me another comment for another entry. All entries must be received by Sunday, May 15 at 6:00 Central Daylight Time, after which I will draw a winner using random.org. I'll notify the winner by email, so make sure it's listed somewhere. The winner will have 24 hours to respond, or I'll have to choose another entry. Don't let that happen! Love me, love my Dayspring! Y'all have a great day!

(Lawyer's Chorus: The Feds require me to tell you that I received this tray in exchange for writing this review. No money changed hands. The opinions are mine. If I hated the tray, I'd tell you, but I don't!)


  1. Actually, I'd love to get this tray you received. It's great! I have the tin cross and I'd love this!

  2. Hey, Becca, if you check back, PLEASE leave your email in your comment. I'd hate for you to win the giveaway, and I would have no way to let you know!

  3. Absolutely love the tray ! Since moving to VA I'm looking for interesting items with character to decorate the 1931 brownstone we're renting. This fits the bill ! Thanks for sharing your opinion :)

  4. (this is my third attempt to reply..blogger is messing with me!)

    I love dishes and Dayspring's Ever Grateful set is elegant in taupe and ivory. I'd love to start collecting pieces..it would make a lovely Thanksgiving setting with bits of orange and gold mixed in.

  5. Hey pretty lady! I love that tray .. though I do have to say that I think, if I won, I would purchase the tray and give it to my mom because she would REALLY love it, and it goes with the decor in her house! :)

    Loving you and all of your giveaways! :)

    Oh - my email: kamrajoy@gmail.com

  6. Guess what else? I'm an avid fan of your blog. I follow. I've followed for a long time! :)

  7. I'm following you! I'm excited to check out your blog. Jeremiah 29:11 is one of my favorite scriptures.

  8. I would love the cross tray! My email is suzieq16132@yahoo.com

  9. I did not realize until reading your blog that DaySpring carries such beautiful Christian items for the home!!!Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know about it! Looking forward to your next blog!
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