Thursday, October 11, 2007

Contest!

Win the John Calvin Creamer and Sugar Bowl!

Rules: Contest open to residents of the contiguous United States only. Sorry, but it's difficult to mail anything outside of my State much less to foreign shores. One entry per contestant. Postage to be paid by me. Judging will be impartial, expert and foreshadow that of Heaven.

In the comments, explain why you should own the John Calvin Creamer and Sugar Bowl.
Please note that this John Calvin set is for decorative purposes only. A good Calvinist drinks black coffee and plain tea. The life of servanthood is not for sissies who use sugar and cream.

Dubbie's leg and foot are not included in the prize!

Winner will be announced on Friday, October 12, 2007 when I get around to it.

You do not have to be a Calvinist to play!

St.Casserole, Judge

15 comments:

David said...

This contest is patently unfair, as the winner of a Calvin creamer and sugar bowl has already been predestined.
I protest....

Reformed Catholic said...

Ladies & Gents ... I think we have a winner ;)

Sue said...

David's comment is cracking me up! I have nothing witty to add, being Canadian and all, but I will add that the set is quite lovely. Where ever did you find it???

I do like Dubby's paw in there too...

1-4 Grace said...

So "dead presidents" get their pics on money and dead theologians get theirs on creamer/sugar?
Hmmm, hardly seems fair to the presidents!
Predestined indeed as it will match my decor here (eclectic that it is) and i also have cats who will willingly pose beside them.
Dubby's paw is great.
Oh, how did LD do in her premier?
Bet her smile was a pretty one!

RevHRod said...

In looking for a good Calvin quote to impress you, dear St. C, I only found one that hit anywhere near the mark....

“dispensers and administrators of the Divine beneficence towards us.”

Clearly there could be no better description when considering the merits of a good cup of coffee! But what do I know, I'm Lutheran. Our guy mostly wrote about beer when it came to his favorite beverages.

cheesehead said...

I bow to David's greatness...

Lorna said...

David's comment wins -no contest :)

cpclergymama said...

I had hoped to come up with something witty and charming, but all I can think to say is "Imagine the conversations they would have with my John Wesley tea set." I'll admit, David's is much much better!

1-4 Grace said...

yeah. David wins. And it sucks I tell you, it jsut plain sucks,
But he was predestined to win.

Teri said...

Technically it's not predestined, it's foreordained. Now clearly one of those predestined for the kingdom will win, but the outcome of the contest...foreordained. Unless we refer to the creamer/sugar bowl as one of the elect, predestined for greatness in the home of a fellow member of the elect...

okay, I have to be done with rambling now...

Alex said...

Those would look great next to my collection of Fiestaware creamers and sugar bowls... you know, a foil for the party-hearty Fiestaware would be dour and serious John Calvinware.

Songbird said...

As a person who is almost entirely living without sugar and cream these days, I believe I deserve the John Calvin set because “You must submit to supreme suffering in order to discover the completion of joy,” and that's what it is like to live without cream and sugar.

1-4 Grace said...

Uh-oh David. I believe terri is riht in saying it is foreordained and
Songbird makes an excellent argument for her casue. This set would look greatwith Fiesta wear...
although it would look good with my set of clay pottery bowls, mugs and salad plates....
Poor st Cass. She has to make a decision by sometiem tomorrow.
Nope, she want get any sleep and neither will Mr. c and the poor kitt-ehs.
Sweet dreams to the rest of us.
Hye, St C when are you going to tel lus about your fab LD's performance?

Presbyterian Gal said...

Predestination is a powerful trump card, to be sure. But it can be superceded by a Supreme Act of God. Also known as "S.A.G."

Well, I am right now full of "S.A.G.", as many will attest. And I've had a vision of these icons of Calvinistic coffee purity sitting in my China hutch as I launch a mission to save the coffee challenged heathen in these parts.

Yea verily it is of vital urgency that these representations of reform come to the sin shadowed West where Starbucks seeks to fill the unsaved with cream and sugar! Only then can light and hope be restored. Even Dobbie's Paw of Prophecy points West, I tell you, West.

Do not let us perish here in globs of curdled cream and lumps of gooey sugar, I pray you.

LittleMary said...

cause i want it!!! do you hear me whining? i want it! i want it! i want it! and i am a calvinist and i drink my coffee and tea black. there is no other way to drink it. and i am buying a new hutch that is delivered in a few weeks and these would look absolutely stunning in that hutch. my mother tells me whining doesn't get me very far, but maybe it will this time. i don't deserve it but i want it! have you decided yet who will win?