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It’s a Giveaway:: Hand-Printed Textiles From Saffron Marigold

***This giveaway is now closed. Winner will be announced on Monday, September 6, 2010.***

Hello all! I’m so sorry I stood you up yesterday. It was a crazy busy day, and I had to hit the ground running, which left no time for blogging. But hopefully I can make it up to you today with this incredible giveaway from Saffron Marigold!

Saffron Marigold sells exquisite block-print textiles, such as duvet covers, tablecloths, table runners, pillow covers, cushion covers, curtains, and shower curtains. I hadn’t heard of this company until about two weeks ago, so naturally I was curious to see what they had to offer. But as I perused their website, I was not only amazed at their beautiful products, but I was absolutely captivated by the process in which these products are made.

Have you ever heard of block printing? I had heard of it, but I don’t think I ever realized just how much work goes into block printing. It all starts with these slices of shesham wood.


A master carver or his apprentice uses chisels and hammers to carve the intricate patterns into the blocks of wood.


Can you even imagine how long these patterns take to carve? Look at all of that detail! Absolutely amazing!


Meanwhile, all of the fabric is dyed and hung to dry in the sun.


And the color master prepares all of the dyes that will be used on the designs.


Next, holes are drilled into the carved blocks and stuffed with bits of cotton to ensure that the color will be distributed evenly.


And the printing begins. Only the most skilled printers lay out the initial framework for the piece.


The printing continues until the entire design is filled in.


Next, the printed fabrics are washed and beaten to ensure that all of the fixing agents are removed.


Then the fabrics are sent to the stitching unit.


After they’re stitched, they’re sent to the hot roller presses…


…then folded and packaged…


…then carted from the village to the marketplace or trucking hub.

All of that work to bring you these beautiful works of art that you can enjoy in your home:

India Rose table runner

Waltz of the Vines table runner

Moonlit Taj cushion covers

Ocean Breezes cushion covers

Ruby Kilim table cloth

Spice Route table cloth
And that’s just a small sampling of the gorgeous designs they have to offer!!
So here are all of the details for this giveaway from Saffron Marigold:
  • Giveaway item: Winner will choose either one tablecloth (size 70 x 90), OR one tablerunner (size 18 x 90), OR two cushion covers (size 17 x 17) in the pattern of his or her choice.
  • Giveaway closes: Sunday, September 5th, at midnight, CST.
  • Number of winners: One
  • Prize available to: This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. (yes, Alaska and Hawaii, that means you too!) AND Canada.
  • To enter: Simply leave a comment on this blog post stating what color what pattern you would choose if you won this giveaway. (If you win, you can change your mind on the pattern/item. I won’t hold you to what you write in your comment.)
  • Other details: One entry per person, please! And remember, anonymous comments cannot be counted. If you comment under “anonymous”, your name must appear within the comment. Also, comments left on the Addicted 2 Decorating Facebook page will not be counted as entries for this giveaway. Winner will be selected via random.org, and will be announced on Monday, September 6, 2010.


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74 Comments

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    Shantastic
    September 1, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Morning Dew ~ Luxury Yellow Blue Table Runner, love it. 2nd choice is Tropical Garden ~ Exotic Festive Floral Table Runner because I think it would be fun for Christmas.

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    Janet
    September 1, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    AWWWWW! OMG! I want the suzani print that the man is folding and packaging in the picture above. That is beautiful! What a wonderful giveaway. Fingers crossed. 😉

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    Anonymous
    September 1, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    I LOVE the Moonlit Taj in anything! Great giveaway!

    Kim at [email protected]

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    Christy
    September 1, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    I'd probably use the Paisley Au Lait in cushion covers. Beautiful popping black and white.

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    Anonymous
    September 1, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    I would love the Moonlit Taj pillows – they'd match our living room perfectly!
    ~Candice (candicehogan [at] gmail [dot] com)

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    Carly @ Honey and the Moon
    September 1, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    I love the midnight lotus – Asian blue floral cushion covers. Gorgeous!!

    Great giveaway xo

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    Anonymous
    September 1, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    I like the Paisley Au Lait cushiom covers.
    gina ([email protected])

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    Rachel
    September 1, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Wow, what an amazing process. I'd love to have the tablecloth in Spice Route-Hoiday Red. Love it!

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    Erica Diaz
    September 1, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Memories of Shalimar Table Cloth…it's so pretty!!

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    Ellen
    September 1, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    I've been dreaming about how the Ocean Breezes curtains would look in our dining room. But now I'm dreaming about the Starry Nights table runner… SOOOOO pretty.

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    Dan and Jeannine
    September 1, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    I really like the Spice Route table cloth. Its gorgeous!
    Jeannine

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    Carol Parris
    September 1, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Wow, what a number of truly beautiful choices!! I'm not entirely certain, but I think that I like the Moonlit Taj the best…. Maybe! 😀

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    Anonymous
    September 1, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    I am loving the India Rose table runner!!!!!!!!
    Laurie Moss

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    deann
    September 1, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    would love love love love those ocean breeze cushion cover , simply gorgeous !

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    Kim - A Creative Spirit
    September 1, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    I want cushion covers and honestly could put the Moonlit Taj or the Ocean Breeze in my home now and they would be VERY happy.

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    Jessica
    September 1, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Ruby Kilim and Spice route both call to me. Wow!!!

    Jessica virginia dawn @ hotmail

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    Cathy
    September 1, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    I love these, so hard to chose. Ruby Kilim table cloth! Current favorite…

    Cathy bcbrockman (at) plateauwb (dot) net

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    Anonymous
    September 1, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    I LOVE the Moonlit Taj is just about anything! This is wonderful process they show us. Thanks!!! I am crossing fingers and toes until Sunday 🙂

    Shannon Davis
    [email protected]

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    Dina
    September 1, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Wow, that is so much of sweat and handwork. But I see it more artistic and more inspiring when I read this blog. The finished products are good as curtains or table cloths.

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    Basic
    September 1, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Mmmm, the Midnight Lotus ~ Blue and White looks amazing!

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    BridesmaidBailout
    September 1, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Gorgeous!!! I love the Morning Dew ~ Luxury Yellow Blue Table Runner.

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    Ann
    September 1, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Those are amazing. I'd take anything, but I love the tablecloth in particular: Ruby Kilim.

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    Sarah
    September 1, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Those are beautiful! I think I am drawn most to the Moonlit Taj…but I'd take anything I got!

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    Carly
    September 1, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Paisley au lait is my favorite, in a table cloth. Awesome! Thank you.

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    Cammee
    September 1, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Wow, these are stunning, and so much work goes into it. I'm loving Kilim Noir.

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    Sherry @ No Minimalist Here
    September 1, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    So much work goes into these but the results are amazing. My favorite is the Blue Midnight Lotus patterned tablecloth. Great giveaway…thanks!

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    Shevon
    September 1, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Kilim Noir tablecloth. They are ALL beautiful! Thanks for having a great giveaway.

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    Kim
    September 1, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Ocean Breezes!

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    Meghan
    September 1, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    I would LOVE the Midnight Lotus in either the table cloth of the table runner!!!!

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    ♥ Manuella ♥
    September 1, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    I would love the Spice Route ~ Luxury Red Orange Table Runner

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    Jennifer
    September 1, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    waltz of the vines…sounds pretty, looks pretty!

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    Cassandra
    September 1, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Love this company! Thanks for turning us on to it! One of my favorite patterns is definitely the India Rose Pink Floral. I need a new tablecloth 🙂

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    Anonymous
    September 1, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Beautiful….such an art and I would be thrilled to be the owner of such beauty.

    Carla Pearson
    Arlington, TX

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    Zevhonith
    September 1, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    So beautiful!! I'd choose the cushion covers, the Royal Elephant or the Wedding Day pattern.

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    Amy and Chad Larson Family
    September 1, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Amazing pictures! I am going to look the company up for sure. The picture of the print after the hot roller press is my favorite. Keep up the good work!

    Devoted reader, lazy commenter,

    Amy

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    g.m.smith
    September 1, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Today I would pick Moonlit Taj or Midnight Lotus, but tomorrow…? Who knows!

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    Hugh & Hollie Carson
    September 2, 2010 at 12:23 am

    That was so incredibly informative and amazing! Wow. I'm really in awe at how much work goes into these pieces of art.

    Hands down: Spice Route table cloth! Just beautiful!

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    Hugh & Hollie Carson
    September 2, 2010 at 12:23 am

    That was so incredibly informative and amazing! Wow. I'm really in awe at how much work goes into these pieces of art.

    Hands down: Spice Route table cloth! Just beautiful!

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    Erin
    September 2, 2010 at 12:44 am

    I would happily take any single one of the tablecloths… but my favorite is the Moonlit Taj ~ Turquoise Elegant Floral Round Indian Tablecloth. My table looks bare now without it!

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    Tina Beason
    September 2, 2010 at 2:15 am

    These are beautiful! Tough choice- it's a toss-up between Spice Route, Ocean Breezes and Moonlit Taj. And, I haven't looked at their website yet!

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    Pregnantly Plump
    September 2, 2010 at 2:52 am

    I like the Ocean Breezes.

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    C
    September 2, 2010 at 3:55 am

    Moonlit Taj…. the colors are amazing!

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    Awkward Mom
    September 2, 2010 at 4:24 am

    Oh my gosh. Heart be still, Wedding Day print!

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    Lynn McShane
    September 2, 2010 at 5:11 am

    Greetings from Calgary, Alberta, Canada!

    These are simply stunning. The Red Poppy would look awesome in my dining room…especially since I have touches of both red and poppies in my living room 🙂

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    sarah
    September 2, 2010 at 6:01 am

    moonlit taj

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    Anonymous
    September 2, 2010 at 11:27 am

    I love the India Rose table runner

    Heather
    http://fromthehearthome.blogspot.com/

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    Linda
    September 2, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    I absolutely love the "Tropical Garden~ Colorful Red Floral Round Country Table cloth" and the "Ruby Kilim ~ Rustic Red Black Throw Pillow Cushion Covers" would match perfectly a set of covers I bought recently in China!
    (ooh, pick me! LOL)
    Thank you for sharing this website with us!
    Linda

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    Catherine
    September 2, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Thanks for the great website, everything is so nice its hard to pick just one. My favorite is the Memories of Shalimar table cloth, so beautiful and will lighten up any room.

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    Meghan
    September 2, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    I love the Moonlit Taj tablecloth- although they are all beautiful! The whole process is amazing too, thanks for sharing. -Meg

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    Green Mama
    September 3, 2010 at 1:18 am

    I love the blue/green Moonlit Taj cushion covers

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    Ellen
    September 3, 2010 at 1:52 am

    How pretty! I'd go with Red Rustic Holidays. Thanks for the nice giveaway!

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    RebekahBridge
    September 3, 2010 at 4:59 am

    For a tablecloth I would lean toward the "Spice Route" one as it would go perfectly in my mother's kitchen. As far as the cushion covers I love the colors of the "Moonlit Taj" design. I love how the designs are so detailed. They are all magnificent!
    lydiabridgette(at)gmail(dot)com

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    Rianne
    September 3, 2010 at 11:14 am

    They are all so beautiful, but I think 'tropical garden' is my pick. Thanks.:)

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    Ashley @ Ashley's Craft Corner
    September 3, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    I love the Ivy Lace tablecloth!

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    Crisanne
    September 3, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    I love the Moonlit Taj table runner. Honestly, I would lay this on my piano instead of the table!

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    Laurie
    September 3, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    They have beautiful patterns. I love the Moonlit Taj pattern. Love it.

    crossing my fingers.

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    Laurie Grace DeLeone
    September 3, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Beautiful fabric ! I love the Waltz of the Vines pattern !

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    elaine
    September 3, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    I would choose Waltz Of The Vines Table Runner.

    Elaine R
    [email protected]

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    Sommer
    September 4, 2010 at 3:19 am

    I am so moved by these wonderful pieces of work! I love anything with a story and these textiles are exquisit! I would love to have the Lavender Dreams French Provencal White Country Table Cloth in my formal dining room! Thank you so much for this great opportunity.

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    AZMarianos
    September 4, 2010 at 8:02 am

    AMAZING work! I would LOVE to have the Waltz of the Vines table runner.

    [email protected]

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    Anonymous
    September 4, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Oh having to choose from such lovely patterns and with the knowledge of how they are made, it makes them even more valuable. If I must choose I would go with the Ruby Kilim tablecloth or any jewel tone colors that you would choose – I would use it not only as a table cloth but also as a sofa throw – where it would invite more comment & I would be able to share the knowledge that I gained today as to how they are indeed works of art….. [email protected]
    Thank you for the invaluable knowledge that you've imparted today! I already feel like a winner……awesome!

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    Mike the Carpet Cleaner
    September 4, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    very amazing!
    i would also choose the waltz of the vines table runner also, it's it's so perfect.

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    Allison aka Half of VAMH
    September 5, 2010 at 12:42 am

    Oh wow — I found your blog on the perfect day! I am in love with your kitchen AND these linens! Paisley Au Lait is my favorite, although not the most practical!

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    Anonymous
    September 5, 2010 at 1:13 am

    Kristi, We met you today 9-4-10 in the Waco Home Depot. Everything is so beautiful. Any would go with my eccletic decor. I love your site and will be a frequent visitor.
    Donna Myers

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    Allison aka Half of VAMH
    April 10, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Oh wow — I found your blog on the perfect day! I am in love with your kitchen AND these linens! Paisley Au Lait is my favorite, although not the most practical!

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    AZMarianos
    April 10, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    AMAZING work! I would LOVE to have the Waltz of the Vines table runner.

    [email protected]

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    Crisanne
    April 10, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    I love the Moonlit Taj table runner. Honestly, I would lay this on my piano instead of the table!

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    BridesmaidBailout
    April 10, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Gorgeous!!! I love the Morning Dew ~ Luxury Yellow Blue Table Runner.

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    Dina
    April 10, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Wow, that is so much of sweat and handwork. But I see it more artistic and more inspiring when I read this blog. The finished products are good as curtains or table cloths.

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    Anonymous
    April 10, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    I love the India Rose table runner

    Heather
    http://fromthehearthome.blogspot.com/

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    Dan and Jeannine
    April 10, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    I really like the Spice Route table cloth. Its gorgeous!
    Jeannine

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    Erica Diaz
    April 10, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Memories of Shalimar Table Cloth…it's so pretty!!

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    Carly @ Honey and the Moon
    April 10, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    I love the midnight lotus – Asian blue floral cushion covers. Gorgeous!!

    Great giveaway xo

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    chair covers
    October 21, 2011 at 10:14 am

     Imagine how many bare hands worked on those wonderful and colorful sheets. They are simple yet truly amazing!

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