First, a story…Several years ago a very nice businessman with the resources to do such a thing commissioned America’s premier Civil War and historical artist, Mort Kunstler, to come to our hometown to paint a Civil War scene. The talented Mr. Kunstler has been called the contemporary Norman Rockwell, his work appreciated around the globe. The result of that commission was Moonlight and Magnolias and Magnolia Morning, two beautiful paintings set on the grounds of the historic Arlington Plantation, a home just down the road from where I sit typing these words. You can read what Mr. Kunstler said about the scenes here.
Moonlight and Magnolias
Some time later, I was privileged to meet the businessman who commissioned those pieces and not very many days afterwards I got a huge blessing in the form of a surprise phone call from his secretary. In a gesture of appreciation for my efforts here at All Things Southern, my new acquaintance had decided to gift me with a number of the signed and limited prints to sell in my online store! The Magnolia Morning prints have since sold out. I have a small number of the Moonlight and Magnolia prints still available in the store. They’re currently valued between $750 and $1400.
Here’s where the story gets good, y’all. I’ve often tried to tell y’all how much I appreciate anyone who buys my books out of so many choices of reading material out there. Maybe this will help me to express that gratitude. I’m having a super Christmas giveaway for those who might be purchasing my books as gifts this year– with the winner of the drawing receiving a limited edition fine print of Moonlight and Magnolias.
Entering is easy. 1) Buy one or more copies of Suck Your Stomach In and Put Some Color On or Sue Ellen’s Girl Ain’t Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy from my online store or anywhere else books or sold. 2) Mail the receipt to All Things Southern, 610 Schneider Lane, Lake Providence, LA 71254.
*The print will not be matted or framed.
*The receipt has to be dated in December 2011.
*The drawing will be held January 1st.
That’s it! Good luck, y’all!
P.S. If you’re local, you can see Moonlight and Magnolias displayed for a limited time at Paul Michael’s in Monroe, LA. Other participating area stores are Simmons Sporting Goods in Bastrop and Every Occasion in Winnsboro, LA.
This is such a generous giveaway, and the prints are so beautiful! I wish tons of good luck to the entrants!
Thx, Zibilee! You’re a sweetie. 🙂
Oh gosh Shellie, I bought your book Sue Ellen’s Girl Ain’t Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy in October from Amazon, darn, not a Dec 2011 receipt. I would truly love the print because in my mind that is what I remember that time period to be since I am a HUGE Gone with the Wind fan! I love your humor and I get so excited when your emails hit my inbox. I somehow feel that we are just next door neighbors in the large picture. Me being from Alabama and you from Louisiania so even though we are football team rivalries we can also be Southern belles off the football turf! hehe! By the Way…..Roll Tide! hehe!
Drats, Rhonda, I’m sorry you’ve already bought your book, which leaves you without a Dec. receipt. I had to figure out some sort of parameters for this thing. Maybe you can think of someone to gift one to? 🙂 Thank you so much for your words about my emails. They made me smile– and even overlook that roll tide you slipped in there. 🙂 Have a great day, my friend!
Since Miss Pearl and I don’t have an autographed copy of “Suck Your Stomach In” we are going to order one this week…but we want it to be personalized. Along with that she and I would both like to have our names put in the hat for the drawing. Now…what would you and Dixie like for Christmas?
You and MIss Pearl are the bomb bigadees in my book! And Dixie and I get gifts? OH BOY!!! I shall poll her and get back to you. 😉
WHAT? WHAT? A drawing!!!!! Count me in, for sure!
I love that scene From the War of Northern Aggression. I just wish I was one of those in uniform. It is a great painting. I would definably have it in my office if I can get any work.
Pingback: Ramblings of the Blonde Mother Bear » Blog Archive » Day Six: 12 Pearls of Christmas
Pingback: 12 Pearls of Christmas – Guest Post – Shellie Tomlinson « Lynn Dove's Journey Thoughts
Pingback: 12 Pearls of Christmas Day #6 « Susan Lower
Pingback: Let The Baby Grow Up This Christmas by Shellie Tomlinson | Sugarpeach
Pingback: 12 Pearls of Christmas – Day 6 « GrowingForChrist
Pingback: The Twelve Pearls of Christmas, Day Six |
Pingback: Let the Baby Grow Up This Christmas | Proud Book Nerd
Pingback: 12 Pearls of Christmas POST 6 Monday 12/19 – Shellie Tomlinson > Simply Shop and Save
Pingback: Growing For Christ » Blog Archive » 12 Pearls of Christmas – Day 6
Pingback: 12 Pearls of Christmas Series: Shellie Tomlinson « Vic's Media Room
Pingback: Let the baby grow up this Christmas (guest post by Shellie Tomlinson) | Doorkeeper
Pingback: Let The Baby Grow Up This Christmas By Shellie Tomlinson (12 Pearls of Christmas) | The IE Mommy
Pingback: 12 Pearls of Christmas – Day 6 « Little Blurbs
Pingback: Covert Shopping Trips | Shellie Rushing Tomlinson
Pingback: 12 Pearls of Christmas : Let The Baby Grow Up This Christmas By Shellie Tomlinson | Tracy's Nook
Pingback: Welcome to the 12 Pearls of Christmas! – Let The Baby Grow Up This Christmas (+giveaway) | Mybitsandbleeps's Blog
Pingback: 12 Pearls of Christmas ~ Day 6 ~ Shellie Tomlinson | StartsAtEight
Pingback: Shellie Tomlinson - Let's Go on a Picnic!
Pingback: Welcome to the 12 Pearls of Christmas!~Let The Baby Grow Up This Christmas - My Chaotic Ramblings
Pingback: 12 Pearls of Christmas: Let the Baby Grow Up This Christmas « Life of A Real Jersey Girl
Pingback: Shelly Tomlinson | www.CreativeMadnessMama.com
Pingback: Homeschooling in Nova Scotia » Blog Archive » 12 Pearls of Christmas: The Joy of Christmas AND Giveaway!
Pingback: Day 6: The 12 Pearls of Christmas « Mocha Girls Read
Pingback: 12 Pearls of Christmas, Post 6 « My full cup
Pingback: 12 Pearls of Christmas – Shellie Tomlinson
Pingback: 12 Pearls of Christmas ~ Guest Blogger: Shellie Tomlinson | Writing Canvas
Pingback: 12 Pearls of Christmas: Day 6 | St. James Kidz Ministry
Pingback: 12 Pearls of Christmas | Day 6: Let The Baby Grow Up This Christmas By Shellie Tomlinson! | A Life Full of Laughter
Pingback: Day 6 of The 12 Days of Christmas-Let The Baby Grow Up This Christmas by Shellie Tomlinson (#Giveaway(s)) | Sweeping Me
Pingback: 12 Pearls of Christmas 2011 – Shellie Tomlinson | The Jolly Blogger
Pingback: 12 Pearls of Christmas: Guest Blogger – Shellie Tomlinson | A Heart Poured Out
Pingback: 12 Pearls of Christmas – Shellie Rushing Tomlinson
Pingback: The Bookworm Fairy » 12 Pearls of Christmas Series: Day 6 – Shellie Rushing Tomlinson
Pingback: 12 Pearls of Christmas – Let The Baby Grow Up This Christmas | mbamamamusings
Pingback: Let the Baby Grow Up This Christmas « In the Dailies
Pingback: 12 Pearls of Christmas : Let The Baby Grow Up This Christmas By Shellie Tomlinson | Tracys Nook Library
Pingback: The 12 Pearls of Christmas: Shellie Tomlinson - Let's Go on a Picnic!
Pingback: Let The Baby Grow Up This Christmas by Shellie Tomlinson | Audacious Reader
Pingback: 12 Pearls of Christmas Series: Day 6 – Shellie Rushing Tomlinson | The Bookworm Fairy
Pingback: 12 Pearls of Christmas | Let The Baby Grow Up This Christmas
Pingback: 12 pearls, twenty-four hours 6: shellie tomlinson - Automotif Omelto