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Win a Marimekko apron or classic Aalto vase — two giveaways this week, from Finn Style

alvar aalto 1936 vaseUpdate: Entries (comments) on this story are now closed. Congratulations to winners Renee (vase) and Melissa (apron) — I done spun the random number generator, and their number came up. Prizes awarded! Thanks, everyone, for playing — how much fun to read about everyone’s kitchens! Can you believe it, this Savoy vase, designed by Alvar Aalto, has been in continuous production since 1936 — that’s 75 years. Courtesy of sponsor FinnStyle.comone reader will win this lovely classic vase this week.

marimekko apronAnd to double the fun, FinnStyle also is offering a second prize for a second reader: a Marimekko apron of your choice. This Kesatori design is my perky favorite — but I count 8 styles of Marimekko aprons, with a total of 14 possible colors. Continue on for instructions on how to enter to win our one of our two giveaways this week –>

Comment to win an Aalto vase or Marimekko apron
from FinnStyle.com

The rules:

  • There will be two winners: One winner of a small Aalto Savoy vase (value: $50), the other, of a Marimekko apron of your choice (value: $43).
  • To enter the contest, make a Comment answering the question, “What are the colors in your kitchen?” You’d want an apron to coordinate, of course!
  • I’ll choose the winner by Random Number Generator Tues. morning-ish, Nov. 22.
  • You must reply to my email within 7 days, or else I move on to the next in line. I’m not chasing you. Make sure your email is correct.
  • U.S. only.
Thank you, FinnStyle!

  1. Adrienne Soule says:

    My kitchen was just forcibly changed from navy blue (sad color!!) to a minty green with a sandy green and tan quartz countertop, and about to have a minty green and Caribbean blue mosaic tile put in! (merry Xmas to myself!) I love Miami Vice colors. I’m seriously thinking about installing pink neon around the ceiling. (chortle)
    Love the apron- and I’m 1/2 Finnish! It’s a perfect fit 😉
    xo Adrienne

  2. blissing says:

    My kitchen is all Ellen Kennon colors: Upper cabs are Mushroom, lowers are Olive, with a splash of Turquoise. Floors are green slate.

  3. LoquaciousLaura says:

    Oooh so exciting!

    My kitchen has lovely light-stained cherry cabinets, a grey faux-tile floor, and green walls somewhere between sage and avocado. My house is midcentury and otherwise relatively unaltered, however the kitchen redo involves granite and stainless … not sure how much I like or dislike that aspect, but I am not at all happy with the tiles. Definitely looking for ways to bring the midcentury back in the kitchen, building on the avocado and lots of accents and accessories … maybe one day replacing the floor!!!

  4. Moe Moe says:

    My kitchen is a blank palate of butter yellow and Oak. It’s in my 1962 split-level and the previous owners gave it a bland 1990’s makover that makes vanilla ice-cream seem exotic. It’s the room highest on my list for a retro renovation! Just found a great appliance company to help bring my dream to life! Check them out if you haven’t already, http://bigchill.com/site It would make a great entry for Retro Renovation! Thank you for allowing us to share with you!

  5. GratuitiousLex says:

    My cabinets are a nice shiny lacquered white and we have fantastic orange wallpaper. We’re just finishing up a renovation of our 1958 ranch, where the previous owner had pretty much taken out all the original charm. Hoping to bring the mid century back to our place!

  6. nicole says:

    tan with splashes of red &deep burgundy against cherry cabinets &stainless /black appliances. however, the retro kitchen of my dreams (&hopefully soon, a reality) is sunny yellow &white, with grey, olive green, &orange accents. a big chill fridge is a MUST! 😉

  7. Tracy says:

    Bright sun-shiny yellow. Just like my mom’s kitchen when I was little. Yellow gingham curtains, yellow walls, yellow kitchen aid mixer.

  8. Genevieve says:

    Piney green, soft aqua/sky blue, brown and cream, with lots of bright primary color accents. Cream walls with brown painted trim as a backdrop. Our cabinets, when they are redone, will be a medium piney-sagey green, and our curtains are a soft aqua/sky blue and the same green, with brown accents. We will have open shelving, painted the same blue, and then we have an collection of Emalox , Fiestaware (newish), refrigerator glass and swanky swags that are all bright colors. Plus, we have a chrome table and chair set– my in-law’s anniversary present from 1952— that my mother-in-law and I reappolstered in burgandy.

  9. Beth R. says:

    Aw, my kitchen is beige on beige, with some harvest gold floor. I wish it were more like my yellow and green bathroom!

  10. Jackie says:

    The walls in my kitchen are white and textured (it’s an apartment, and we can’t paint), the cabinets are a light wood with a “whitewash that needs re-washing” finish, and the laminate is an odd speckled grey. The floor is painted concrete – painted in black, red, gold, and green.

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