Thankful November

Thankful November – Note Cards & Winners

4 note cards handmade

Blind Pig reader Allison Britt is a wonderful artist. A few years back she sent me an amazing hand drawn photo of Pap. I’ve had it in my living room ever since.

Allison has generously donated a set of four note cards for my Thankful November giveaway series. As you can see from the photo above they are just beautiful.

To be entered in the giveaway leave a comment on this post. *Giveaway ends December 3, 2021.


The winner of Sidney Saylor Farr’s “More Than Moonshine Appalachian Recipes and Recollections” is Ron Bass who said: “Growing up we killed 5-6 hogs each year. It was a 3 day affair, 1 to get everything ready 1 to kill and process the hogs and 1 to clean everything up and take to a neighbor. All the neighbors would help each other. We salt cured and smoked ours. I love country ham, eggs, grits, biscuits and hot black coffee. It don’t git no better.”

The winner of the Stamey Creek Creations earrings is Connie Hough who said: “I am amazed at what she does with the rocks I love your blog, it takes me home every time I read it.”

Ron and Connie please send your mailing address to me at [email protected] and I’ll get the prizes in the mail.

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    December 2, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    These are beautiful! Nice enough for framing. Thanks for the give away.

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    Kathleen Heiman-Randolph
    December 2, 2021 at 10:34 am

    Wow!I shouldn’t be surprised at the number of entries.. but nothing ventured nothing gained. Caught this just before the deadline! Anything from your site is a treasure, no matter the medium. Music,art, litature, it’s all a fantastic look into the talents of people. A sharing of that talent, and by extension, sending that look on to others( the note cards used and send, and perhaps by the receiver repurposing by framing them and giving them as a gift. The possibilities are endless. Sending this with a wish and a prayer. Keep up your good work, Tipper. Spending time with you is such an enlightening, pleasure.

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    Lydia Brincefield
    November 30, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    These cards are beautiful!!

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    November 30, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    oh these are absolutely gorgeous! i love getting note and post cards to frame as decor. such beautiful art!

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    Miss Cindy
    November 30, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    The cards are just beautiful, they look just like home!

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    November 30, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    I would live to have these. Each one would take you to a different place in mind. They are beautiful.

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    November 30, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    Allison sure does have talent. I have to have a straight edge to draw a straight line. My wife paints beautifully and draws figures on wood for me to cut out. I can’t draw them but I can follow the lines.

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    November 30, 2021 at 3:41 pm

    Allison’s note cards are simply beautiful! Thank you to both Allison and Tipper for making this generous offer possible.

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    Jenny Young
    November 30, 2021 at 2:01 pm

    These are so pretty. I send out dozens of cards a year & even more around Christmas. Does she have a website? I’d love to see more.

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    November 30, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    Oh, such pretty note cards! I think I would have a hard time giving them away! LOL! They are suitable for framing. So beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win. God bless you and your family!

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    Patricia A Small
    November 30, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    The note cards are beautiful!

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    Angela J Short
    November 30, 2021 at 12:39 pm

    Beautiful, amazing cards. So pretty. 🙂

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    November 30, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    Thankful November draws to a close, but I shall remain thankful for Tipper and the Pressley girls.

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    Barbara Parker
    November 30, 2021 at 12:27 pm

    The cards are beautiful and so kind of Allison Britt to share with us. I’ve already won a book so I don’t need to be entered again but I will be happy to hear about who the lucky winner will be. Again, thank you Tipper for all you do. Like I’ve told you before, you seem like kin folks to me and I love you and your sweet family dearly. May God bless you all.

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    Mike Hooper
    November 30, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    LOVELY and BEAUTIFUL card’s, the one who wins will have something to treasure!!

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    Sanford McKinney
    November 30, 2021 at 11:56 am

    I think I would be too selfish to share these with anyone. They are beautiful.

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    Jim Casada
    November 30, 2021 at 11:17 am

    Tipper–I was so enchanted by the examples of Allison Britt’s art work I attempted to look her up through Internet searches. I found a couple of artistic types with that name and even at Etsy store, but I’m not at all sure it was her. Does she have a website? The four cards are exquisite in terms of subject, setting, and artistic rendition (although I have to confess were I so blessed as to win them the temptation to frame them instead of favoring someone with a message sent through use of the cards would weigh heavily on me.

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    November 30, 2021 at 10:56 am

    You don’t need to enter me in the drawing either but Allison Britt has shared a god given talent there is no doubt. In Lancaster, PA., there is a theater with a live production of Esther going on now. It does make you see, God has a plan and it’s always a good one.

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    November 30, 2021 at 10:38 am

    One needs penmanship in order to use these beauties. Most kids nowadays can’t read cursive writing because it’s not taught. Remember when examples of upper and lower case letters were displayed above the chalk board? At 93, Mama still had beautiful, flowing penmanship. She won an award for it in 8th grade in 1926. Today texts, shortcuts, and emoji’s have mostly replaced the art of writing.

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      Cynthia L. Schoonover
      November 30, 2021 at 2:21 pm

      I remember upper and lower case cursive alphabets above the chalkboard. My mama had beautiful handwriting and had won a certificate for it. She said they learned cursive from the start. I’m a retired teacher and a lot of the high school students’ writing looked like kindergarten printing. They’d complain about not being able to read cursive and I’d tell them to learn how.

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    Darlene Cunningham
    November 30, 2021 at 10:37 am

    Those little cards are so beautiful. God puts his hands on so many talented people including you. Thank you for all you do.

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    Kat Swanson
    November 30, 2021 at 9:19 am

    I am thankful for you and your work Tipper. I know from experience that writing and getting your thoughts together to do so is work . You have helped me every day I read your BPA offering….thank you .

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    November 30, 2021 at 9:12 am

    Congratulations to Ron and Connie! Ms Britt is very talented artist and the cards are beautiful.

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    Donna Brewton
    November 30, 2021 at 8:54 am

    Love the cards. Gives me an idea when making my own. I would love to win and bless someone else with their sentimentality. Thank you Tipper and Allison.

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    November 30, 2021 at 8:38 am

    The drawings on Allison’s note cards would be beautiful wall prints. She is a wonderful artist and a generous one as well.

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    Larry Paul Eddings
    November 30, 2021 at 8:25 am

    Beautiful cards. Congratulations to the winners.

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    November 30, 2021 at 8:23 am

    Oh my goodness! These little notecards are beautiful!! She has amazing talent.

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    Ron Stephens
    November 30, 2021 at 8:15 am

    To the winners, enjoy!

    Here we are on the very last day of November, nearing the close of a mixed up year with turmoil still going on. But thankfully some things are eternally true and eternally unchanging. And one of those is that relationships are better than possessions. Thankful to ‘know’ each one of you all readers and writers. As so many have posted, a dose of BP&A is a good start to the day. Makes me wonder if Tipper is like Esther “who knows but that thou art come into the kingdom for such a time as this?”

    Looking at the notecards and thinking about how I take pictures, I realize Allison is capturing a ‘something’ that stimulates a mood in the one looking. It’s sorta like; stop, focus, consider and think of the answer to the question, “What does this make you think of?” And each person may think of different things and even different things at different times. But whatever the thoughts, they will mean something to them. And just maybe the sum of the four is ” home”.

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      November 30, 2021 at 10:15 am

      Amen, Ron.
      I remember a few Thankful November’s back Allison’s cards were offered. The scenes are always so lovely. As you said so well, they draw you in and say welcome home. I would love to find some of her art to purchase.

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    Jane ODell
    November 30, 2021 at 8:09 am

    Beautiful cards! I continue to be grateful for you, Tipper, and the work you do each week to share your life and the beauty of Appalachia with us. Much love from SC and a native Tarheel, Jane

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    Sandra Henderson
    November 30, 2021 at 8:01 am

    Allison Britt is so talented! I’ll have to look up her work…
    I still love sending real cards and mail.
    I love old barns and Appalachain scenes. I have a few things now, waiting to be framed in old boards I’ve saved. It’s on the list.

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    Sherry Whitaker
    November 30, 2021 at 7:59 am

    If I am blessed to win these beautiful cards, I would have to frame them! All your thankful give always are such treasures.

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    Angelyn McLain
    November 30, 2021 at 7:53 am

    What beautiful cards! I think it is a wonderful thing to receive a card as well as sending them to loved ones. I have letters and cards from my Grandmother, Mother and Aunt that make me feel like I have spent the day with them. They all had the “gift” of writing a good letter. They have all been gone for a long time now but when I read the letters they are brought back to me even if it is for a moment.

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    Sharon Cole
    November 30, 2021 at 7:29 am

    Beautiful cards!

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    Ed Choffin
    November 30, 2021 at 7:28 am

    My wife and I really enjoy your posts and channel. We enjoy hearing the stories ya’ll tell and trying some of your recipes for ourselves. Keep up the good work!

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    Kim Glenn
    November 30, 2021 at 7:27 am

    These are beautiful! I’d love for you to post the picture of your Daddy she gave you.

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    Martha D Justice
    November 30, 2021 at 7:23 am

    Congratulations to the winners !

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    Kathy Gautier
    November 30, 2021 at 7:17 am

    These cards are absolutely beautiful. If I win, I just might frame them to hang in my house. I also appreciate the creations at Stamey Creek. I just placed an order (to me from me). hahaha Everyone have a great day and enjoy the beauty in the little things each day.

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    Bonnie D Harris
    November 30, 2021 at 7:17 am

    Allison Britt’s art is beautiful with such peaceful scenes.

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    Danilee Varner
    November 30, 2021 at 6:50 am

    What beautiful note cards!
    Today is my birthday and they would be a welcome gift!!!
    I love all of your content. The girls too. The stack cake looks amazing. I was born in the Easter part of the state, but your videos speak to my heart and feel like home.

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    Debbie Shaw
    November 30, 2021 at 6:45 am

    The notecards are beautiful! I start my morning by checking out the blog.

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    Ken Caldwell
    November 30, 2021 at 6:31 am

    Beautiful cards!

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    Matt Laminack
    November 30, 2021 at 6:18 am

    They are all beautiful.

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    donna sue
    November 30, 2021 at 4:43 am

    Please don’t enter me in the drawing. I wanted to say, however, how beautiful those cards are! Allison Britt is an exceptionally talented artist! I have always admired those that can draw and paint what they see in reality, or in their mind’s eye. Ms. Britt has a wonderful gift from God, and I am happy to see that she uses it!

    Donna. : )

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