Cool Shades Freebie Winner!

Once again, thanks to the many, many, many of you who entered this week’s giveaway from Shades of Light. Sherry and I were especially entertained by reading all of the things that light you up, whether you were talking sweets, sweethearts or some other sweet surprise (like Colleen‘s UPS man). And speaking of surprises, we’ve got nice one for everyone right now…

Shades of Light is giving all Young House Love readers a special discount: 10% off of any purchase now through next Thursday, March 5th*. Just enter code 09YHL at checkout to get the discount. And since they have a national presence, you can shop Shades of Light online and by catalog, so you don’t need to be a local to snag lighting, furniture or accessories from their diverse collection. That should help light you guys up a little bit more.


But there’s only one person who was randomly selected to get the 100% off discount for one of these great bamboo lamps shown above. And that lucky lamp winner is… Kalee! Looks like she’ll have a nice treat waiting for her at her parents’ house once she moves back stateside and begins house hunting. Congrats Kalee!

And as usual, don’t fret if your number didn’t come up this time. We’ve got another “illuminating” freebie headed your way next week.

*No other discounts apply. Cannot be combined with any other discounts. Offer does not apply to retail locations. Offer good through Thursday March 5, 2009 at 11:59pm EST. All images courtesy of Shades of Light.



Fab Freebie: Cool Shades

Ready for more free stuff? Do I even need to ask?

This week’s giveaway comes from Shades of Light, a local specialty lighting and decor store whose wide selection of products have been featured everywhere from Cottage Living to Coastal Living and even on decor8. And if you live here in Richmond, you’ve probably driven by their location on Broad St. across from Willow Lawn. We actually bumped into them most recently at a local blogging event, where we learned that they’ve started an Inspired Spaces blog which features expert insights on lighting your home, as well as great before & after pictures of their design projects.


Shades of Light offers a wide selection of styles (vintage, classic, contemporary, etc) across a wide variety of items (lamps, chandeliers, pendants, rugs, mirrors and even furniture) which you can browse in their store, online and by catalog. But this week we’re giving away their exclusive natural-meets-elegant bamboo table lamp to one lucky winner, who will get to choose between the silver one and the black one pictured below.


To enter the contest just comment on this post with the words “LIGHT ME UP” by Wednesday, February 25th at 8pm EST. While you’re at it tell us what else makes you light up with excitement (chocolate? weekends? chihuahuas?). This prize is available to residents of the lower 48 United States and, as usual, there’s only one entry per e-mail address allowed. One winner will be selected using and announced later in the week. Good luck…

If you’re looking for more info about our giveaways you can find it here. All images courtesy of Shades of Light.