Giveaway- One of my favorite vintage props & soft opening of our store

by White on Rice Couple on September 12, 2012

This Giveaway has ended. Thank you everyone for participating. The winner was selected by twitter and the winner is comment #21 Lily Sheng! 

Hello everyone! It’s Diane here and I’ve been asked to talk about a few things (three to be exact) that have been brewing on the back burner over the last year. Also, stay tuned for next week because we’ll be spilling the beans about another super exciting project! We’re kinda nervous, scared, anxious, excited about that announcement *gulp*.

First off, our “forever to launch” online store isn’t fully stocked yet, because I haven’t had time to gather my props I’ve collected for sale.  I know, this is so bad of me. But please forgive me for lagging on this and trust me, you’ll be pleased with what I have to share from my finds.

Todd and I have been on the road more than we’ve been in the studio, so I’ll need a week or two to rummage through all bags of valuable, beautiful, vintage “junk”. And neither have we had the time to gather all the final images for our print store. But if you’re compelled to take a look, here’s a sneak peak at ourstore’s “soft opening”. Please remember to keep checking back for all our cool prop finds, custom prints and handmade goods we collect on our travels!

Whew! One down, two to go.

Secondly, I’m always asked where I find all my props, specifically all the vintage, rusty, dirty, messy, crusty but GORGEOUS pieces.  Though I find them at many different places, my number one source is what I really want to highlight today. This number one source is my local thrift store.  And when I’m on the road working with Todd, I always make an effort to stop into the local town or city’s thrift store.

Granted, shopping online at etsy and other web sources are great and there’s always a treasure trove of goodies to buy at the click of a button. I don’t know about how all your shopping habits are, but I really enjoy shopping the old fashioned way. I’m an old fogie (sp?!) when it comes to shopping and I prefer walking into a store, touching, smelling and seeing all the goodies. This is how I connect with all the prop pieces around me.

So, every opportunity I get, I visit a thrift store in any city that I’m in. Thrift stores have wonderful pieces that are unique and of value to food photography and styling. Much of the props that you all see here on the blog’s food photography are pieces that I find at my local Goodwill store! I’ll absolutely love visiting my local thrift stores about twice a month. Every single time I visit, I find a ton of great pieces for food styling. And best of all, I never spend more than about $40-$50 for bags full of dishware. Most pieces I find average about $2-$3 and that’s a deal for wonderful pieces that possess so much history, character and vintage love.

Awesome! one more topic left…. and it’s a giveaway of one of my favorite pieces!

Ok, I know you’re just looking at ONE fork. But it’s not like any other fork that you’ll run across at your local Crate & Barrel or Sur La Table.

This fork has seen it’s days, it speaks of the past and it’s full of story.

This fork came in a set of 4 that I stumbled upon at a thrift store near my home. This isn’t just “any” fork. It’s a very special set that I reserve for special shoots that will benefit from a piece that has distress, history and rusty character. Honestly, this one fork has made a food photograph go from “ok” to “wow”! Yes, this one fork might seem small, but it’s got so much personality and heart that all you need is one of it in a photograph.

If you love the darker, moody style food photography shots, then this fork is for you. And I’m giving it away. Why? Because I believe in passing on some love,  and something special to me that another person will cherish and appreciate.

Oh wait, is this a silly giveaway?! I know it’s not a fancy stand mixer, blender or oven giveaway. It’s certainly isn’t going to help you become a better cook, wash your clothes better or clean your carpet. But it’s my special fork and and I want someone who loves food photography and food styling to have it.

So here are the details on the giveaway for this “one” fork! P.S. Figs are not included:

  • Please note, do not enter this giveaway if you plan on selling this fork and profiting from it if you happen to win. I really want the winner to cherish it and add it to their prop collection.
  • 1 entry: Leave your comment below and tell me why you love this fork so much.
  • 2nd entry: Connect with us on Twitter and tweet out this contest with our handle @WhiteOnRice . Leave the link back here of your tweet
  • 3rd entry: Have you “liked” our Facebook page yet? Just let us know that you’ve connected with us on Facebook.
  • 4th entry: We’re on Pinterest and Instagram as @DianeCu and @ToddPorter. Just follow any one of these and let us know you’ve connected with us on those sites!
  • Contest ends Thursday, Sept 20th, 2012 midnight PST. Winner will be announced by Friday September 21. Please return back to this post to find out the winner. Winner will be selected by either Twitter or Facebook. I haven’t decided yet, so make sure you’re following us there!

Thank you everyone for indulging me with your love of precious junk,

diane

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1 Averie @ Averie Cooks September 12, 2012 at 12:30 am

I follow on instagram

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2 Averie @ Averie Cooks September 12, 2012 at 12:31 am

I Facebook Like

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3 Averie @ Averie Cooks September 12, 2012 at 12:34 am

I love that your store is opening and I will have to restrain myself from going ga-ga over everything…I love all your props (and you must have a cooler thrift store than I do..ha!)

I love the fork’s green faded handle, from dark to light. If a handle could have a tie-dye vibe, that’s how it speaks to me.

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4 Katie September 12, 2012 at 3:23 am

I love pieces that are more rustic – this would work so well to bring an extra level of earthiness to a shoot. Reminds me of being on an old-time farm. Excited for the store to open!

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5 Susan September 12, 2012 at 3:52 am

Love the rustic, homey, nostalgic feel of fork -of all vintage utensils and kitchenalia. It’s the sense of nostalgia that really connects images of food with the feeling being nurtured, which is what good cooking is all about!

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6 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar September 12, 2012 at 4:03 am

I like that this fork looks like it has been used. It’s pretty much unlike any other, and would go great with photos of small appetizers!

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7 Sues September 12, 2012 at 4:21 am

If you had told me 5 years ago I’d be entering a giveaway online for a fork, I would have LOLed. But here I am. Because that is one GORGEOUS fork. And I would love to shoot photos with it. I can’t believe how much it can transform a scene!

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8 Sues September 12, 2012 at 4:22 am

I am a fan of you on Facebook!

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9 Sues September 12, 2012 at 4:24 am

Following both of you on Pinterest :) Yay!

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10 Kelly E. September 12, 2012 at 5:28 am

I followed you BOTH on Instagram!

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11 Kelly E. September 12, 2012 at 5:30 am

I love this fork because, like you said, you’re not going to find it (or even a replicated style like it) in any modern day stores. Vintage kitchen items tell such grand stories and I love to sit and conjure up the kitchens and the people that these items may have seen. They make pretty pictures, but they also allow for some awesome daydreaming!

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12 Kelly E. September 12, 2012 at 5:39 am

I also tweeted the giveaway: https://twitter.com/jarslikejam/status/245863946056245248
Thanks for the chance to win!

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13 Amy Kim September 12, 2012 at 6:27 am

I love that there is three tines and they are not equal in length. Design intention or flaw…I love it. You can tell where the fork was held from the worn wood handle. The details of this fork are just awesome and you just know it was well loved!

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14 Kelly @ The Gouda Life September 12, 2012 at 6:27 am

What a beautiful prop! I would love to see it wrapped in tangled linguine noodles with roasted root veg. I bet it has a long, wonderful story to it, as well!

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15 Kelly @ The Gouda Life September 12, 2012 at 6:27 am

Following on twitter.

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16 Kelly @ The Gouda Life September 12, 2012 at 6:28 am

Following on FB.

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17 carrian September 12, 2012 at 6:47 am

I love the feeling of the past in this little beauty. I think we too often worry about the future and forget that people lived, worked, cried, loved and laughed before us. We are here because of them, so I feel so connected to the world when I use something vintage.

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18 Lily Sheng September 12, 2012 at 6:53 am

I’ve never owned something this vintage looking and really would like to have it!

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19 Bev @ Bev Cooks September 12, 2012 at 6:57 am

Toooootally crushing on that fork!

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20 Lizzy September 12, 2012 at 6:57 am

I love this fork. It has such a wonderful feeling of history to me. It adds so much to a photograph. Thanks for offering some of your props. I am excited to see what you have to offer in your shop.

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21 Lily Sheng September 12, 2012 at 6:57 am

I’ve been a facebook fan!

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22 Lily Sheng September 12, 2012 at 6:58 am
23 Kaitlin Jenkins September 12, 2012 at 6:59 am

I love that fork SO MUCH! It reminds me of my maternal grandparents. They have a wall full of old farm implements, kitchen gadgets etc that are vintage and antique. I’d love to add this to my photo prop collection that is just starting.

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24 Kaitlin Jenkins September 12, 2012 at 6:59 am

I’m a fan of your facebook page as well.

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25 Lily Sheng September 12, 2012 at 6:59 am

I followed you on Pinterest, I’m at http://pinterest.com/lsloves/

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26 Lizzy September 12, 2012 at 7:01 am

I follow on Pinterest.

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27 Kaitlin Jenkins September 12, 2012 at 7:04 am

I’m following Diane on pinterest.

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28 Lizzy September 12, 2012 at 7:06 am
29 Urban Wife September 12, 2012 at 7:17 am

I love the combination of metal and wood. It also reminds me of something I would find in my grandmother’s kitchen.

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30 Valerie September 12, 2012 at 7:18 am

Adding a few artistic accents to my photos will help inspire me to keep improving. Stating with this darling fork!

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31 Urban Wife September 12, 2012 at 7:18 am

I already follow you on Pinterest.

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32 Valerie September 12, 2012 at 7:25 am
33 Valerie September 12, 2012 at 7:26 am

Already a FB fan. :)

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34 Liz@HoosierHomemade September 12, 2012 at 7:27 am

I LOVE the fork for it’s unusual shape and the handle with the difference in where the wood has aged with use. I would cherish this fork and use it often in my food photography!
Thanks for the chance to win!
~Liz

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35 Valerie September 12, 2012 at 7:27 am

Now following you on Pinterest.

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36 Liz@HoosierHomemade September 12, 2012 at 7:28 am
37 Liz@HoosierHomemade September 12, 2012 at 7:29 am

I follow on Facebook

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38 Liz@HoosierHomemade September 12, 2012 at 7:30 am

I follow on Pinterest and Instagram, also! Love Todd’s photos of Lexi!!

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39 Sara September 12, 2012 at 7:32 am

this is just lovely! I love the handle and the long tapered tines and how they are not all the same length. I don’t have a great collection of things like this but it would be an ideal start!

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40 Sara September 12, 2012 at 7:33 am

I follow on facebook as Three Clever Sisters.

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41 Redawna September 12, 2012 at 7:36 am

Love the square lines and just the patina of the metal. If only we knew of the stories it held!

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42 Redawna September 12, 2012 at 7:37 am

Also a Facebook, Twitter and Instagram fan!

Have a fantastic day everyone!

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43 Sara September 12, 2012 at 7:39 am

Just followed Diane Cu on Pinterest

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44 Elizabeth September 12, 2012 at 7:39 am

When I first looked at this photo I said yum figs and then ohhhhhh I LOVE that fork! It looks like the antler handle meat fork I got from my grandmother. The winner of your “one” fork will be a very lucky person.
Oh and I am with you on FB and twitter, and just followed you both on instagram (looking forward to seeing you there).

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45 Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking September 12, 2012 at 7:51 am

So exciting, Diane, I’ve been looking for vintage utensils, but haven’t seen anything that’s really spoken to me. Just imagine the stories this fork could tell! If I win the fork, I’ll just need a rustic table and some vintage dishes to complete the set. haha ;-)

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46 Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking September 12, 2012 at 7:54 am

I like you on FB.

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47 Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking September 12, 2012 at 7:55 am

I follow you on Pinterest.

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48 Eileen September 12, 2012 at 7:57 am

I am a lover and collector of vintage items. In fact, I’m in the process of re-doing a vintage travel trailer (check it out on my blog – aka – pink paradise) I just bought a cool vintage coffee pot for $3 bucks at an estate sale which I’ll use in my photos and in the camper. I would love to win your folk.

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49 Elisa B. September 12, 2012 at 8:00 am

I’m a fim believer in wabisabi, that there is beauty and perfection in imperfection. A tool that has shown its use and tells a story about a person or a time period, such as this fork, truly is beautiful.

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50 Elisa B. September 12, 2012 at 8:00 am

I like you on FB.

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51 Deeba Rajpal (@vindee) September 12, 2012 at 8:07 am

I absolutely LOVE this fork. I’ve done the rounds on Etsy forever looking for forks like this, and have come up zilch! If you see the stuff I collect, you will be amazed. You must come down to India some day, and I will take you to buy some amazing vintage cooking stuff. Please consider me! You guys reflect everything that defines me …you are leap years ahead of course!

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52 Kristina Vanni September 12, 2012 at 8:07 am

I was browsing thrift and antique stores this weekend looking for a fork just like this one! They were all too “new” and this beautiful piece is just perfect!

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53 Toni @ Boulder Locavore September 12, 2012 at 8:08 am

Hi Diane! I love this post. I too drop in at thrift stores everywhere I travel looking for those worn treasures cast aside. I feel my photo prop collection is a collage of well used objects reincarnated. As a photo-taker all of these found objects give depth and dimension to the photos, at least for me.

I would love this fork because I love things that feel to have lived a life. They feel authentic to me and I treasure them.

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54 Toni @ Boulder Locavore September 12, 2012 at 8:08 am

Follow you on Instagram!

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55 Deeba Rajpal (@vindee) September 12, 2012 at 8:10 am

Already like you on FB.. { and fell in love with that pup of yours!}

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56 Toni @ Boulder Locavore September 12, 2012 at 8:11 am

My blog fan page now follows yours on Facebook (why wasn’t I doing THAT before?!)

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57 Jen Olson | Localette September 12, 2012 at 8:19 am

I love how the rustic tones bring out the colors of the figs!! Would love to add this to my meager prop pantry and get it infront of my camera! Thanks for the opportunity!
Jen

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58 Marcia September 12, 2012 at 8:21 am

I love all things vintage/kitchen/antique! I collect old copper tea kettles and love the worn, rustic patina. I’m not a food photographer, but this fork would look great as a display piece. I’m always on the hunt for things like this at tag sales & flea markets! Thanks for being willing to part with it!

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59 Marcia September 12, 2012 at 8:21 am

I “like” you on Facebook!

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60 JamesMNgo September 12, 2012 at 8:26 am

I love this fork because of it’s rich aging color of use. I also follow your all the social network handles (Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram)

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61 Vaishali September 12, 2012 at 8:32 am

I follow you on pinterest!

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62 Heidi @foodiecrush September 12, 2012 at 8:39 am

Props like yours are so hard to come by and like you, I have a few favorite thrift store haunts. What a terrific idea for a giveaway, and heartfelt. I’m sure it will go to someone who will treasure it.

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63 Allison Jacobs September 12, 2012 at 8:46 am

I LOVE that fork! I love the aged look and the way that the fork alone tells a great story. It makes me wonder who has cooked with it, eaten with it, and owned it before you you guys found it! Thank you for a chance to win it. <3

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64 Allison Jacobs September 12, 2012 at 8:46 am

I follow you on Pinterest (that is how I came across this post!). :)

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65 multikulinaria September 12, 2012 at 8:49 am

What a gorgeous give away! I love the looks of that fork, I’ve had been and still am connected with you on pretty much every social media channel possible. I don’t expect you to send that lovely fork across the ocean. If you would do so, I’ll happily participate in the fun.

I love browsing thrift stores and flea markets for patina covered goodies, too. And I was thinking of having a props online store for a while. Your decision of doing just that kind of encourages me to keep up with the idea myself. Thanks for that! Am looking forward to your collectibles…
cheers, Peggy from Berlin

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66 JulieD September 12, 2012 at 9:07 am

I totally want this fork…it’s so lovely and like you said it has a lot of history. I love the new store, T&D! Huge congrats on it!!

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67 Kevin K September 12, 2012 at 9:19 am

I love this fork because I have an unhealthy obsession with antiques, especially bone handle utensils.

P.S. I liked you on Facebook.
P.P.S. I follow you on twitter @kkellyqq

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68 Angela September 12, 2012 at 9:26 am

I’m also a big fan of Estate Sales. I head straight to the kitchen every time (and the garage or basement) I have gotten great deals on kitchen and table top items. More than once they let me take a few things for free. I guess most estate sale shoppers are looking for something amazing they can bring to “The Antique Roadshow”. No need to enter my name in the contest because I have plenty of vintage treasures of my own but I did want to add my 2 cents. Love this blog!

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69 Kate @ Savour Fare September 12, 2012 at 9:30 am

That fork SINGS to me. It’s Samuel Johnson in an eating utensil. And given that MY local thrift store is really not that far from YOUR local thrift store, why do I only find cut glass dishes shaped like birds?

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70 Kate @ Savour Fare September 12, 2012 at 9:34 am

And yes, I’ve liked your facebook page.

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71 Kate @ Savour Fare September 12, 2012 at 9:35 am

And I follow Diane on Pinterest. In kind of a stalkerish way.

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72 Susan in Seattle September 12, 2012 at 9:48 am

Actually it’s not a fork…it’s a threek! I love it because it reminds me of my mom and gramma who had lovely things like this in their kitchens, a few of which now grace mine. I’m just beginning to do food photography and this would be a great addition to my props.

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73 Susan in Seattle September 12, 2012 at 9:50 am

I liked you on Facebook.

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74 Darlene September 12, 2012 at 9:53 am

I love that fork! I follow you on facebook and twitter. I am always checking out my goodwill and other thrift or inexpensive antique stores for scores. Being a student, working full time, and running two food blogs (the other one is apartmentbaker.com) I don’t have a lot of time or money to spend on food styling, even though it is a deep passion. Goodwill is a place I frequent, new stuff is there all the time! I even started a “prop closet” at home where I store all my good finds, as well as fabric and backdrops and reflectors. My favorite pieces are vintage, rustic and rusty looking. I love that moody photography look, but being an amateur I use a lot of trial and error to figure out how to achieve it. I love your blog and your photos. Thanks for the fun giveaways, no matter how small!

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75 Joellen September 12, 2012 at 9:54 am

Old pieces are so much more interesting than new. I enjoy cooking with vintage wares and wonder what the previous cook concocted with it! I is inspiring :)

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76 carey September 12, 2012 at 9:55 am

That fork is right up my alley, food & nostalgia! I would be the envy of my family if I had that fork in by box of treasures.

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77 valarie September 12, 2012 at 10:12 am

This fork will go awesome with the collections of props, I have from my grandparents!

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78 valarie September 12, 2012 at 10:13 am

I liked on Facebook plus the 21st is my Tenth wedding anniversary!

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79 Linda Marie September 12, 2012 at 10:34 am

would love it! rustic with a history is a treasure. And YES this is a great giveway! thanks,

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80 shirley f. September 12, 2012 at 10:40 am

i love granny fork!!

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81 Denise September 12, 2012 at 10:49 am

Adore this fork. I would never sell it! I wish I had your patience to hit the goodwill stores, thrift markets, etc… as you do. Need to tag along sometime as I usually lose my patience when I am shopping on my own. Am sure I am missing out on lots of treasures such as this.

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82 Denise September 12, 2012 at 10:50 am

Like your Facebook page!

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83 Alyssa (Everyday Maven) September 12, 2012 at 11:06 am

I follow on twitter and RSS. I love that fork and want it!! It is so rustic and unique – you know there are not many out there like it and i think it will add interest and mystery to the right photo!

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84 Colette @ JFF September 12, 2012 at 11:27 am

If that fork could talk, it’d have a lot of stories to tell about happy gatherings around the table!

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85 Sally September 12, 2012 at 11:56 am

I love the fork, and the idea that you can find old, odd, and unique things at a thrift store – and those items can speak volumes when used in photography. I would love that fork.

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86 michele bowman September 12, 2012 at 12:35 pm

i love things with history and a good story, and your fork has both. i have followed you on twitter and facebook, and look forward to upcoming posts!

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87 Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking September 12, 2012 at 1:22 pm

I love this fork because, well… It looks loved. It will add a lot of warmth and depth to any picture.

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88 Rachel - A Southern Fairytale September 12, 2012 at 1:38 pm

I love quirky and vintage and things that have history running through them. The stories and lives and meals that fork has seen… wow.

SO thrilled for y’all!

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89 Molly September 12, 2012 at 2:13 pm

I love that fork because it silently tells the story of all the other amazing, from-the-heart culinary bites that have been stuck to it and brings them into the photo you’re taking at that moment :)

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90 Molly September 12, 2012 at 2:16 pm
91 Molly September 12, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Liked you on facebook!

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92 Molly September 12, 2012 at 2:18 pm

…and of course I follow you on Pinterest…that would be the place where I heard about the contest :)

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93 terri September 12, 2012 at 2:28 pm

i love the fork because it makes me wonder about all the stories it could tell, starting with ? and ending with being part of a giveaway…

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94 Beth September 12, 2012 at 2:30 pm

I adore the finish of that metal. Dark, matte finishes like that photograph so well.

Followed on Pinterest and Facebook!

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95 Cassie @ Bake Your Day September 12, 2012 at 2:30 pm

SO happy for you guys and your store. You both are such an inspiration! I love this fork because it means so much to you. Pieces like that are ones to treasure forever!

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96 Liz September 12, 2012 at 2:35 pm

I love this fork because it is beautiful. It’s earthy and sophisticated and unique. I pinned it before i read the contest! cuz i like the ONE fork that much. lol.

I have now liked you guys on facebook, and follow you both on Pinterest! Beautiful photos, as always. Thanks for the shot!

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97 CJ Pillow September 12, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Facebook…yes.

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98 CJ Pillow September 12, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Pinterest…yes

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99 CJ Pillow September 12, 2012 at 6:34 pm

The fork has the character to last the ages. Patina, rust, history…what more could one ask of a fork?

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100 Andrea M September 12, 2012 at 6:37 pm

oh my word i love this fork! what character it has! i’m intrigued by stories and i am prone to wonder where this fork has been and whose hands it has been held by. So neat!

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101 Renee Richardson September 12, 2012 at 6:43 pm

I love this fork because I feel so drawn to it. I keep coming back to this post just to look at it. I honestly can’t explain the magnetism other than to say it intrigues me and it is so simple and beautiful. Congratulations to you and thanks for the wonderful giveaway. (fingers crossed)

Renee
fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

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102 Renee Richardson September 12, 2012 at 6:44 pm

I like your page on Facebook.
Username: Fatty Bumpkins

Renee
fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

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103 Renee Richardson September 12, 2012 at 6:45 pm

I am following you on Pinterest.
Profile: http://pinterest.com/missreneer/

Renee
fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

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104 Yudith @ Blissfully Delicious September 12, 2012 at 6:47 pm

It is so gorgeous! :)

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105 Yudith @ Blissfully Delicious September 12, 2012 at 6:48 pm

I’m already a follower on Facebook

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106 Yudith @ Blissfully Delicious September 12, 2012 at 6:48 pm

I’m a follower on Twitter and Pinterest as well!

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107 Brandon September 12, 2012 at 7:11 pm

This is my only entry, but I’d love to win the fork! At first I thought this was a joke, but I’m so into it after reading! I haven’t found cool props like this in a long time… a few years ago before I had my blog, I would find great stuff like this at garage sales all the time! Now I go to garage sales and, more often than not, all they are selling is baby clothes and toys! Maddening. Oh well, good luck to everyone who entered! This fork giveaway seems to have quite the following!

P.S. I checked out your new store and I’m looking forward to seeing it when it is fully stocked! That glass jar looks great!

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108 Marina September 12, 2012 at 7:13 pm

This is such an old heritage. I love baking and I often ptake pictures of my favoiurite cakes, this fork woudl add a heritage scence to my pictures.
http://www.103recipes.blogspot.com

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109 Marina September 12, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Hi
I followed Diane on Instagram my nick there is @Marinja

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110 Marina September 12, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Hi
I’ve liked your page on a Facebook. :)

So, sorry that I don’t have a Twitter to follow you there as well :)

have a great day
Marina

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111 Holly September 12, 2012 at 7:48 pm

I’ve started my own collection of vintage bakeware and want to start collecting flatware as well. There’s something about old pieces and their history that makes them so much more precious than the mass produced pieces at discount stores. I’m not a blogger and the fork may not ever be seen by the public again, but it would be cherished.

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112 wen September 12, 2012 at 7:59 pm

lovely…so lovely…xoxoxoxo

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113 Merilee September 12, 2012 at 8:05 pm

It looks like it would be right at home on a famer’s table. Next to a crock of wildflowers. :)

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114 Merilee September 12, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Oops!

*farmer’s

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115 What's for dessert? September 12, 2012 at 9:39 pm

I love vintage kitchen items and this fork is so beautiful

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116 What's for dessert? September 12, 2012 at 9:40 pm

I’ve already liked your page on a Facebook, but I don’t have tweeter

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117 What's for dessert? September 12, 2012 at 9:42 pm

my spelling mistake – twitter

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118 Sanjeeta kk September 13, 2012 at 12:14 am

Awee…this is my kind of treasure…would love to have it!

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119 Monika September 13, 2012 at 2:11 am

I love everything vintage, especially photography props. I’m a real sucker for old silverware, plates and furniture. I have personally distressed half of my furniture to make it look like it’s old. The other half was bought in thrift shops and road markets. I’m also a food photographer and I totally agree that just one vintage prop can make a photo go from ‘ok’ to ‘wow’. I would put that fork to good use :)

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120 Monika September 13, 2012 at 3:11 am

I follow you on Pinterest.

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121 Monika September 13, 2012 at 3:12 am

I like you on Facebook.

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122 Kim September 13, 2012 at 4:26 am

How do I love thee fork? Let me count the ways! I’v just been blogging for about a year and I’m starting to understand more and more how I’m important it is to tell a story and set up a scene in my food photos. But I always have a problem with silverware because I only have my normal shiny, new silverware and it just doesn’t photograph well. I’d love to have this fork to help tell my photo food stories. I already followed you on Facebook and Pinterest, but now on twitter as well!

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123 EA-The Spicy RD September 13, 2012 at 10:31 am

Gorgeous fork! I love the patina and colors in it, plus, the idea that so many people must have enjoyed an amazing meal off of this one fork :-)

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124 @TheSpicyRD September 13, 2012 at 10:32 am

Fun!! Giveaway- One of my favorite vintage props & soft opening of our store http://t.co/ax37udXi via @WhiteOnRice

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125 EA-The Spicy RD September 13, 2012 at 10:33 am

Following you on Twitter and tweeted :-)

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126 Nick (Macheesmo) September 13, 2012 at 10:59 am

I follow everything you guys do.

Gimme that fork! :)

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127 Miranda September 13, 2012 at 12:47 pm

This fork reminds me of my Grandma Helen. What a lovely piece!

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128 Ashley September 13, 2012 at 1:45 pm

I love that this fork has a story that speaks of a time when things were well made. I have always believed that imperfections give pieces character and having character is perfection. I am just beginning to style food and would love to have this as a piece to begin with and use for years to come. Just looking at it inspires me!

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129 Alyse September 13, 2012 at 5:54 pm

The fork is a beautiful piece. It is Shaker-like in it’s lines, and elegant in it’s simplicity.
I could see it in a Dutch still-life painting.

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130 Pallavi September 13, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Hello, I am a fellow food blogger, food stylist & photographer. Blogs like yours and some others were and still are my inspiration and learning tools behind my photography. I lived in the States for 10 years and started blogging just a few months before I had left for India. My photography has improved over a period of time and I have learned so much during this process. I now long so bad for trips to the local thrift stores to get my hands on beautiful, rustic & vintage cookware that I can use as props, but since I don’t live in the States anymore, I cant really do it. It would be pretty awesome to get that beautiful rustic fork as a special addition to my prop collection. I see it enhancing my photography in so many ways. I have a local address in the States (where my relatives live) just in case this contest is limited to U.S.A. Following your blog everywhere – pinterest, facebook, twitter. Tweeted this post @veggiezest

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131 jon brierton September 14, 2012 at 2:27 pm

…quite simply, reminds me of an earlier (and arguably simpler) time…

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132 Katherines Corner September 14, 2012 at 4:08 pm

What a thoughtful giveaway. You know it never would have occurred to me to sell it.. What did occur to me is where can I gt a distressed wood board or cutting board background to help feature the fork in my recipe photography . I am just learning how to set a food photo and props are limited. Please count me in. I am a email follower. Hugs P.S. I hope you will enter my giveaway too.

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133 Katherines Corner September 14, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Left a hug on your facebook page :-)

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134 Katherines Corner September 14, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Already following on twitter @GoAskKatie :-)

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135 Katherines Corner September 14, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Already following on pinterest too ( KatherinesGifts)

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136 Mojca September 15, 2012 at 7:12 am

This fork reminds me of my childhood, home, dear people who are no longer with us. It’s different – not shiny, looks well ages, matured almost, and rustic. It has had a life of its own and would have many stories to tell if only it could talk. I’d love to have it and add another chapter to its book of stories. Oh, also followed you both on instagram (@kofetkarca).

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137 Linda Marie September 15, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Hi..just added to my faccebook likes (already follow you on twitter) here’s my second chance at that fabulous fork :) thanks!

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138 Zohar September 15, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Like the shape of the fork, you don’t see many square forks.

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139 Zohar September 15, 2012 at 1:18 pm
140 Zohar September 15, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Following @DianeCu on Instagram as well!

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141 Vanessa Fasanella September 15, 2012 at 6:50 pm

This fork says it’s very serious and hardened, but we know that it really takes its time to enjoy food. The handle is worn enough so I can see that it has eaten many a wonderful meal.

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142 Leah September 16, 2012 at 7:13 am

I am a PhD student and occasional blogger who really loves your site. You take beautiful pictures and one day when I have a bit more free time I’d like to learn to do the same. I have always loved antiques or “old stuff” as I call it. I just pick up things that have some meaning to me, like the turquoise dessert plates that I snatched up from a local flea market that looked like my grandma’s or the milk glass cookie tray I found that reminded me of my great-grandmother’s. I have been on the hunt for utensils, a fork especially for a long time. I remember Julia Child using a old two prong fork to turn pieces of meat in a skillet and my grandma used a bit different Bakelite fork for the same purpose. This isn’t such a fork, but I can imagine it’s life. It looks like it gave quite a lot to someone or some family. It could even be the “Black Beauty” of forks moving from home to home giving something a little different in each place until it found it’s way to yours to live as a model. With me it would live in relative retirement, like an elder kitchen member who we revere and display. It would mainly live with a little red Bakelite spoon I keep on a tray near my kitchen, but would show up in the occasional photo.
I did just like you facebook and will send a tweet since I already follow you as well.

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143 Nancy W. September 16, 2012 at 8:26 am

I love old kitchen ware and would love to have this fork! Love your beautiful photographs and recipes!

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144 Amy Kim (@kimchi_mom) September 16, 2012 at 9:57 am

I follow you on Twitter and tweeted the giveaway…
https://twitter.com/kimchi_mom/status/247378392431878146

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145 Amy Kim (@kimchi_mom) September 16, 2012 at 9:58 am

I’ve “liked” you on Facebook.

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146 Amy Kim (@kimchi_mom) September 16, 2012 at 9:59 am

I follow @DianeCu on Pinterest!

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147 Janis September 16, 2012 at 10:09 am

That fork speaks to me. It is beautiful. I love it.

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148 Janis September 16, 2012 at 10:11 am

Liked on FB

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149 Debjani Dass September 16, 2012 at 3:29 pm

You have a beautiful blog, that speaks through its pictures, recipes and to me more importantly the tales behind that food. It all works together to make it memorable and desirable for someone as new as me. Your fork, is a beautiful fork. Would it make my pictures look good? I don’t know. That is left to my photography skills. Would I be able to do justice to it in a photograph? I would try and hope. But most importantly, if I had it in my hands and amongst my small scattered collection I would be able to hold it and feel inspired to try and better my skills.. That fork had history before you owned it, and then you gave it more stories with your ownership. It will be my most prized prop possession- something that would probably make my heart swell with pride.

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150 sally cameron September 16, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Todd and Diane. That fork is amazing. It has it’s own history and story that it tells with any photo its included in. That’s great visual power. We don’t yet have anything that rustic in our collection, but we’d sure love to. Thanks for the tip on thrift stores. I’ll need to start shopping them, as you said. Especially as you are our mentors and guides. SInce we took a workshop with you, I think our shooting has changed, improved. Kent is always telling me we need more props. Now that I have a prop closet (yeah!) in the garage I must find new things to shoot with. Back to the fork. Just knowing it was your prize, having it and shooting with it would be fantastic. I hope we could do it justice. But that’s part of the journey, growing as photographers and bloggers…which you’ve instilled in us.

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151 sally cameron September 16, 2012 at 9:09 pm

sally cameron ‏@FoodCentricLife
@whiteonrice The awesome Todd & Diane are doing a food bloggers dream giveaway, a beautiful, old rustic fork. Not just a fork,a treasure!

My tweet!

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152 sally cameron September 16, 2012 at 9:12 pm

I have already like you on Facebook (and yes in real life of course)

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153 sally cameron September 16, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Follow you on Pinterest. Love your boards. All of them. Puppies, iphoneography, healthier, prop room (great!). Doing more photography with my iPhone now and just discovered snapseed!

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154 Bret September 18, 2012 at 9:23 am

That is one beatiful fork. Wabi-Sabi is good. Would fit well in our adobe house. Quite possibly in a nice shadow box frame.

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155 rosanna anderson September 20, 2012 at 9:58 pm

I fell in love with my granny’s antique ‘drum’ table as a young girl.
I evacuated, [twice], for Hurricane Ike. When I returned home, everything was in it’s place !!
Everything I have collected over the years, including a collection of antique cutlery, was stolen 2 years ago. I continue to mourn the loss of my granny’s table and memories associated with the antiques I purchased, ‘because they spoke to me’.
I think your description: ‘distress, history and rusty character’, is a beautiful analogy for life.
I would be honored to win this 3 pronged fork.

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