On Wednesday I offered my thoughts about family traditions.

I allow The Cherubs to play with our Nativity set, a treasured part of our holiday decor that has endured horrific abuse at their hands stood the test of time.

Another fixture in my home around the holidays is the Willow House Gramercy Beverage Set.

The Cherubs enjoy tossing it about, football-style, across the length of my hardwood kitchen floors.

I kid, friends…I kid.

But it is a versatile set that is as functional as it is beautiful.

This Thanksgiving?

I displayed it in my kitchen like this.

The spouted, lidded server holds 30 cups of hot or cold liquid deliciousness.  The sturdy metal stand can also be used as a base for a decorative bowl or plate or time out chair if your Cherubs decide to toss the server about, football-style.

And The Cherubs did get their grubby little hands upon it…

But like this.

I filled it with hot spiced cider and let our guests serve themselves.  The flask was for the grown-ups who wished to make their cider rum-a-liciously special.

Pay no attention to that woman wielding the flask.

And when Thanksgiving was over

And fall decor was changed out for Christmas

The server remained.

It will no doubt hold hot chocolate for warming up after school and sledding.  Psssssst…The nifty memo board and stand on the right are Willow House pieces as well.  I’ve got a bit of a *thing* for Willow House Design.

And…one day…I would love to pass this set on to one of The Cherubs.  I believe that it will be in our family for years.  I purchased a similar product from a well-known retailer at the beginning of the summer, and it was in the trash after the first use with a broken spout.

Irritated?  Doesn’t even begin to describe.  I love me a bargain, but I don’t *do* cheap.

Not the case with the Gramercy set. The craftsmanship is that good.  We’re talking heirloom quality, friends.

Truly, this set makes makes my Desperate kitchen a bit warmer

A bit cozier

A bit more inviting.

And since ’tis the season to give, I’d like to offer you a chance to own the Gramercy Beverage Set, courtesy of my newest sponsor, Michelle Parker, Willow House Consultant.  Take a moment to browse Michelle’s online store by clicking here (Christmas shopping, anyone?) or by clicking the Willow House sponsor button on the right sidebar.  I guarantee that you will fall in love with Willow House again and again…

And again.

To Enter:

Each comment you leave on this post, from now until Friday, December 9th, will be considered an entry.  The winner will be chosen by random electronic drawing and announced in a post on that date.  Multiple entries (up to five) per person are encouraged.  To enter, do one or more of the following. Verify each action with a separate comment here.

1.  Follow my blog and leave a comment telling me how you would use the Gramercy Beverage Set.

2.  ”Like” Michelle Parker’s Willow House Facebook page.  To get there, click here.

3.  Share the link to this giveaway post on Facebook.

4.  Follow Michelle on Twitter.  Click here to get started.

5.  Follow me on Twitter (click the Twitter icon on the right sidebar) and tweet this giveaway.

Good luck, friends!

Disclosure Statement:

I was provided with a Gramercy Beverage Serving Set in order to complete this post.  All opinions are my own.