And For My Friends Here, Today For Those Who Comment, Guest Towels In A Giveaway From Samuel Scheuer Linens


Fun story with an even better ending. I ordered a whole slew of these Henry Handwork embroidered guest towels, and posted about them here. I admit I want to ornament the holidays this year, to gather my loved ones close in a fairy tale house of High WASP fripperies.

The store, Samuel Scheuer Linens in San Francisco, must have noticed all you nice people visiting their site, because their rep got in touch with me and offered to send me either another pair of towels or a set of cocktail napkins, as a thank you present. Wasn’t that unexpected and nice?


But since I had already ordered abundantly for myself, it felt only natural to host a giveaway. After all, if we can have Friendsmas for artisans, we should have a Friendsmas simply from me to you.


A couple of notes. For the first time ever I’m going to limit this giveaway to those who have previously commented, as a special thank you to for all your time over these past (almost) 8 years. Unfortunately, the entrants also need to be limited to people in the USA. But no need to tell a story this time. A simple, “Yes, please,”  the name of the design you’d like from the assortment here, and whether you’d like a pair of towels or a set of four cocktail napkins, or one towel and two napkins, will suffice. In retrospect, not 100% simple;).

I will announce the winner this Friday, November 25th, along with a couple of Thanksgiving weekend online sales of note.

By the way, Scheuer Linens have a Hanukah towel too. This year Christmas Eve falls on the first first night of Hanukah, so my extended family and I will be celebrating Chrismukah. Or, as we have often and happily said to each other on the doorstep, feet stomping to dry and breath fogging in a California kind of chill,  “KWISSMISS TIME!”

Let’s keep the holidays happy, cute, courteous, and true to our hearts. Often easier said than done. Cheers and thank you very much for everything.


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  • Yes, please and thank you. The partridge in a pear tree on ivory cotton, guest towels, would be lovely!

  • Yes please and thank you!!! Peacock Green on white cotton guest towel. Just beautiful!!!

  • O! Yes please. Two kiss towels. Adore those. (Although they have many many fun choices.)

  • Yes, please. Feather gold on white cotton on the guest towels. Thank you for this lovely holiday gift.

  • Great looking towels! xoxox

  • Yes, please. Love the Aganthasis (those beautiful blue flowers on the natural linen tea towels.) Would make a lovely gift. Thanks!

  • Yes, please and thank you! Glitter bough on natural linen towels. ❤️

  • Yes Please! Lovely! Love the Lavender on White towels!

  • Yes, please. The pineapple on white cotton would be delightful. Thank you and happy Turkey Day!

  • What beautiful embroidery! I love that pheasant.

  • Yes, any Santa Claus towels.

  • yes, please Pineapple on white cotton or palm trees

  • Yes, please and thank you! I love all of them, but particularly the tennis on white cotton towels!

  • yes, please! Rooster Gray on White Cotton.
    Thank you!

  • Yes, please. The gold snowflake on natural linen might survive in my home. Thank you for holding this give-away.
    Your posts are wonderful. I read every one.

  • Yes please! The kiss towels on white would be lovely.

  • Thank you for the generous giveaway, yes, please and thank you. If I win, I choose a pair of partridge in a pear tree towels. Good luck, everyone!

  • Yes please! I am swooning with nostalgia after perusing the many many designs available. I had not realized that embroidered guest towels held such a wellspring of remembered emotion.

    Coral fan red on ivory linen towels, please :-)

  • Yes, Please! So fun! Pine Cone glitter bough, s’il vous plais!

  • Yes please and thank you. Tough to choose. I’m thinking the lavender in a pot.

    9:58 am
    Mary anne said...

    @Mary anne, Oops. Towels plz

  • Yes Please and Thank you. I love those lips!
    (Towels) Thank you for doing your part to divert our attention and focus thanks giving.

  • Yes, please! You and Scheuer Linens have made me realize how naked the guest towel rack looks without two lips towels on it. Thanks to you both.

  • Yes, please. Peacock blue on white cotton.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Yes, please. Poppies on white cotton. A pair of towels would be lovely. And thank you for the thought.

  • Yes, please. Bough Glitter on Ivory Linen would be my choice, but sooooooooooooooooooooooo difficult to pick one favorite. Thank you for giving us this opportunity.

  • Yes, please! You are always so generous. Thank you so much. Love the MEDIEVAL CROWN ON FLECK LINEN–pair of towels would be gorgeous. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  • Yes, please. Reindeer happy towels are my favorite!

  • Yes please! The Santa napkins are just the right amount of whimsical.

  • Orange on white cotton, guest towels, please!

  • Lovely! Poppies pls- in honor of my grandpa

  • Yes…PLEASSSSSSEEE…the kiss towels white would make me smile…(How am I going to survive this drawing without a story?….Thanks to Scheur for providing the generous gifts and to you for being kind to share…

  • Snowflake silver on white linen would be lovely in my powder room. Guest towels please.

  • Yes, please! Crab Indigo on White Cotton (for my mother-in-law) and Lavender Pot on White Cotton for me! Thank you.

  • Yes indeed! I’d be so pleased to win the Shell Wreath on Ivory Cotton Guest Towels . Perfect for the holidays here in Florida. Warm regards to you.

  • Yes please, Fall Leaves on White Cotton (four cocktail napkins). Thank you so much, Lisa!

  • I don’t know if I count since I just found your blog a few months ago and haven’t commented much; but if I do, yes please to the silver snowflake on white cotton guest towels. Thank you for the giveaway and thank you for your beautiful writing. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • How kind of you. I would choose the Lavender Wreath on Natural Linen.

  • Oops – forgot: towels would be my choice. Thanks.

  • Yes, please. Would love towels with a silver snowflake on white cotton. And, thank you. Happy Thanksgiving.

  • Yes, please!
    Pineapple -or- Lips
    Merry Christmas!
    Merry Holidays!

  • Yes, please. I have not commented much, though, and would not be hurt to be trimmed from the list. But I’m unreasonably taken with the Scatter Heart on white cotton (which may, unfortunately, be out of stock entirely) and the Bough Silver on white linen. Or a pair of owls for my sister. Or… oh, help. They should have fewer glorious designs!

  • Yes please! I’d love the bluebird on ivory towels. Happy holidays!

  • Happy Thanksgiving,dear Lisa,to you,your family and your readers!
    Lovely and generous way to celebrate :-)

  • Yes, please, I’d like the Santa towels. And I hope I count as U.S. even though I’m writing this from Tasmania, where we temporarily escaped post-election.

  • Yes please!
    Cocktail napkins, Snowflake Gold on Ivory Linen.

  • Karen said…

    Yes, please. The Xmas tree and toys. What a lovely gesture!

  • Yes! Reindeer on skates, 2! Please.
    I’ve been around for a few years….

  • Yes, please. Lavender wild on white cotton!

    6:25 am
    Susan L said...

    @Susan L, towels (I was so focused on remembering the correct name. Argh)

  • Yes, please!

    Pineapple on White Cotton, in four cocktail napkins. Thank you for your endless kindness in giveaways and words, dear.

  • Wow, awesome YOU! Well alright then, yes please but only if you’ll select the two holiday handtowels your Mother would most like to have at her residence, and give them to her as a surprise. xo xo

  • How lovely! The partridge in a pear tree is my choice.

  • Yes! Love the gold tree towels! Major upgrade from my tired old ones!

  • Yes, please. Any towels – they’ll all lovely. Happy Thanksgiving!

    3:52 am
    Kris Lindquist said...


  • Yes, please! So hard to choose, but I’d love the Partridge Pear Tree on ivory napkins. Thank you for so generously giving away your gift. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Yes please! Partridge in a pear tree on cotton, towels. :)

  • Yes, please. I would love the guest towels with Santa on them! Thank you!

  • Yes, please. The Partridge in a Pear Tree towels. Thanks.