Michele Ginnerty, My Notting Hill

"The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest." Sir Thomas Moore (1478 - 1535)

For the last three years, blogging about design has become "ordinary" for me, a regular and customary part of my life. At a glance, My Notting Hill is simply words and pictures but that belies its importance to my soul and the extra-ordinary gifts of friendship and community that this endeavor has bestowed. To be listened to and understood is a wonderful kindness to receive. To all of you who read this blog, my sincerest thank you. To everyone I have met through this blog, my life is richer for it. Thank you.
This past week, a surprise package from the very talented and ever thoughtful Patricia van Essche arrived at my door step; a set of note cards of one of her illustrations that I had admired. Fittingly it represents the joy of both giving and receiving and echoes how I feel about writing my blog and reading others.

Speaking of gift giving, I am fortunate that Ramsign, a Danish company specializing in high quality, porcelain enamel signs recently contacted me about a giveaway for my readers. The lucky winner will receive either a house number sign or name sign of their choosing. There are five classic styles and colors to select from and the giveaway is open to anyone, regardless of location.
Even if you already like your current house number, consider giving your house a name sign or finding a place for a second number.

To have a chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment by Friday 9 pm eastern time. The comment section is Open ID - just be sure that I'll have someway to contact you if you win.
Looking forward to blogging in 2011! Michele
*Update: The winning number is 25. Congratulations to AnneHH! (Sorry for this blurry photo but I couldn't figure out how to capture the screen from random.org)