Well, it's finally here!!! And I LOVE the new platter...and it goes perfectly with my dishes as well as my new red wall! The platter is very solid (and pretty heavy) and unlike some other ceramic ware I've seen, doesn't have that feel that says it might easily chip. And it is both microwave and dishwasher safe! I can honestly say I couldn't be more thrilled, and will probably start saving my pennies to get the cool iron holder for the platter. I've been playing with it a bit this afternoon, and I don't totally love this arrangement, so I'll be continuing to re-arrange, but here's a pic of it on my counter...
And, of course, the moment you've been waiting for...the winner is...Betsy! OK, I know, I know...I SWEAR to you that I used the Random Integer Generator at random.org and put in all the entries, and it spit out #4!!! I even tried desperately to somehow capture the page to show you all (I think there's a way to do that, but I couldn't figure it out...). But honest and truly...it was a totally random pick. So, congrats Bets!!
As for CSN, I can tell you they've been a pleasure to work with, and I am really glad to have found a site with so many home products that I like. They will definitely become one of my go-to places in the future!! Thanks again CSN!!
And hopefully some more companies will contact me in the future, 'cause I sure do love giveaways!!