Monday, June 21, 2010

Giveaway - LEMONBALL - Handsome, Handmade BASEBALL by Paul Cunningham! CLOSED

And the winner is: SilverWork!

Chosen by random.org #46 out of 227

Paul Cunningham is the incredible designer/craftsman behind the amazing LEMON BALL™ baseballs!

They are handmade baseballs modeled after the original "base ball" from nearly 200 years ago.

Made from beautiful American tanned leather and high quality waxed linen thread, you will not find a finer ball anywhere.

Paul was born on the first day of spring training in Cooperstown, NY.

(born for baseball you could say)

He has served as a researcher for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and was the long time photo editor for Major League Baseball in Manhattan.

Paul was also a Sr. Baseball Glove Craftsman, making ball gloves for elite players!
The lemon peel style baseball represents an important link in baseball's early history. Few are aware that the modern "figure eight" style baseball evolved from the lemon peel style ball.

Paul's incredible work has been featured in Men's Fitness, the Fox business show Happy Hour and his LEATHER HEAD™ Handsome American Football is showcased in this month's Real Simple magazine!


We are so lucky to have one of his amazing creations for this week's giveaway!

WHAT YOU GET:

One lucky winner will receive a handsome, handmade LEMON BALL™ baseball!




HOW TO WIN:

Visit LemonBall's shop and and check out his amazing work- then come back here and leave a comment letting Paul know which of his incredible handsome handmade leathers is your favorite!

For additional entries:

(5) Twitter this post
(5) Blog about this contest; linking to this post
(5) Follow my blog

Let me know if you have done these things so I can give you additional entries. This contest is open to everyone.

DRAWING:

Enter by midnight, Sunday June 27th! Good luck! CLOSED

63 comments:

donauluft said...

Really an amazing shop! It´s hard to chose one of these and I decided :
http://www.etsy.com/listing/43301672/lemon-ball-vintage-style-lemon-peel
..Of course I follow this blog, and I posted here about:
http://donauluft.blogspot.com/2010/06/giveaway-at-olive-bites-blog.html
usually i don´t win anything, but who know´s........

Rowena said...

Those are awesome, they really are. My husband is a HUGE baseball fan, and I am a HUGE handmade fan. I really love the lemonballs. Not sure which is my favorite, though. The dark brown one, maybe.

Sherry said...

We purchased a lemonball for a friend, who just loved it. The packaging is amazing!

xoSherry

SillyLittleLady said...

I've been a fan of Lemon Ball for a long time, my favorite design in his shop would probably have to be the red leather with white stitches :)


Oh and I am a follower of your blog!

Kendra Zvonik said...

There's something almost romantic to me about his work. His leather balls take me back to the beginnings of organized sports in this country when fans sat in wooden bleachers- before television and corporate interference. And since I played baseball(one of only a couple girls in the boys little league) and my grandmother played in the Farm Leagues long ago, I have a soft spot for baseball. Looking at his shop took me back to this warm memory and I appreciate that very much. Thanks for sharing his work.
I loved them all, even the *gasp* footballs, but I really loved the classic lemon ball with red stitches the most.
Thanks Cat! You know I'm following your blog & I'll go tweet about this awesome giveaway!

Kendra Zvonik said...

I blogged about this contest, too! What an exciting giveaway!!

silver.work said...

Great blog post, Cat - I've had his shop marked as a favorite from the start. My brother was a knowledgeable baseball fan and could quote stats since the beginning of time so this shop always reminds me of him. However, I really like the card case

http://www.etsy.com/listing/35916195/leather-credit-card-wallet-red

and since I live in Go Big Red Cornhusker Country, well red is perfect!

Athena's Armoury said...

I love Paul's classic tan with red stitching lemon peel!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/43301672/lemon-ball-vintage-style-lemon-peel
I'm now officially following your blog -- it's fabulous, by the way!
And I tweeted it!
https://twitter.com/AthenasArmoury/status/16694640192

EG said...

Wow, these are beautiful. I like the Handsome Dan football.

EG said...

And I follow you.

TesoriTrovati said...

outstanding!
My son is on a travel ball team that so far has won every single game. This would be a sweet reminder of the best season yet if I won.
I really did not find one thing there that my family would not love to have! I do think that the red ball with white stitches is pretty sweet. That is the color of the team my son is on. And I think that the credit card wallets would be a great gift for his coach (re: dad!). Thanks for sharing this bit of Americana with us. It is a new fave of mine.
Enjoy the day!
Erin
P.S. I follow this blog!

Sylvia-Louise Handbags said...

We are sports fanatics at our house, my entire family actually. I love this shop---have for a long time. My favorite item is the vintage brown baseball, but I love everything!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/39202331/lemon-ball-vintage-style-lemon-peel

What an awesome giveaway.
I already follow your blog.
And I tweeted @Fly_A_Kite

TopHat said...

I like the red ball with white stitches! It reminds me of my first mitt which was red. :)
hrfarley at gmail dot com

fisiwoman said...

Enter me please!! My favorite is LEATHER HEAD Handsome American Football, Handsome Dan


Tweeted:http://twitter.com/fisiwoman/statuses/16722955919
I'm already a follower

very married said...

ms(d0t)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

http://www.etsy.com/listing/38468969/leather-head-handsome-american-football

I love how authentic this is!

WhatOnceWas@Etsy.com said...

WOW--I love these!! I never would have found them without your blog post! I love them all, but I'm really drawn to this:http://www.etsy.com/listing/39202331/lemon-ball-vintage-style-lemon-peel

I'll definitely keep this shop in mind for Christmas! Perfect for that "hard to buy for" sports lover!

Debbie Overton said...

My 26 y/o son bought a red Lemon Ball for himself and loves it. Would love to have one of my own. So far he has not taken the hint!

WhatOnceWas@Etsy.com said...

I just added it to Facebook, twitter and my blog!! And I just became a follower of this blog! What an inspiration you are!

BR said...

I really like the concept of Lemonballs. It's taking a truly American icon like the baseball and transforming it into an art form -- and yet at affordable prices. While I do love the baseballs, I particularly love the wallets - especially the leather wallet:
http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_155x125.110961063.jpg

Besides every baseball loving man loving these wallets, I could even see myself using it. Lemonballs are a home run! (cheesy I know).

Raquel said...

I love the LEMON BALL Vintage style lemon peel baseball. Tan leather with blue stitches
raquelk_87 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Raquel said...

I follow your blog
raquelk_87 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Julia said...

I love old fashioned quality leather goods, and LEMON BALL vintage style lemon peel baseball. Brown with white stitches is my favourite, love the dark leather and light stitching.

sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

Emily said...

I like the Lemon Ball vintage red leather!
e.estt[at]yahoo[dot]com

Kristen said...

I like the brown leather with white stitches. I also love the brown suede football....how cool!

couponboss at gmail dot com

Sherry said...

I like LEATHER HEAD Hairy American Football, Zebra. so cute I like the colour too

sherrygo at hotmail dot com

Sherry said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/sherrygo/status/16761350825
and blogged
http://iluvcontest.blogspot.com/2010/06/baseball-giveaway.html

Holly said...

Seriously excellent shop- I love the ball in the giveaway and so would my son!

Holly said...

I follow this blog

oksana said...

Hi!I like all but this is my fave -LEMON BALL vintage style lemon peel baseball. Brown with white stitches!

Thank you for the chance!

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

oksana said...

I am your new follower!

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

Linda Kish said...

My favorite is the Legendary Brown Horween Chromexcel Leather Credit Card Holder.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Nicole said...

I love the lemonballs! I bought one for my nephew for Christmas a couple years ago and it was a hit! My favorite item is the Handsome American Football in Silver Shadow.

nbalogh522 at gmail dot com

Nicole said...

I'm a follower of your blog.

nbalogh522 at gmail dot com

Nicole said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/maybaby522/status/16771319432
nbalogh522 at gmail dot com

debbiekl said...

Neat! My brother would love the LEATHER HEAD Handsome American Football, Rough Rider. Thanks!

debbiekl said...

I follow your blog

Japip said...

That is a really cool shop. Although the Leatherheads are neat I really like the lemonballs.
Now I'm following your blog after finding you through Scoutie Girl.

Jessie said...

I love the football most of all- I saw it in the magazine, too- amazing!

Jessie said...

+5 off to tweet this

K is for Calligraphy said...

How can I choose? But I love love your standard lemon ball with white stitching! Paul, all your creations "wow" me! Loving the footballs too especially the dark purple eggplant color and metallic ones! Thank you for a super fun summer giveaway!
xo, Katy

Colleen said...

I love the LEMON BALL™ Original Lemon Peel Baseballs. It would become my brother's Christmas gift. He would appreciate it so much. He is an avid baseball player and he love vintage items. thanks!

grace said...

My favorite is the 'LEMON BALL vintage style lemon peel baseball'! ^_^

vesipisaroita [at] gmail [dot] com

Jenny said...

I love the "LEMON BALL Vintage style lemon peel baseball. Textured Blue leather with white stitches."
jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

Jenny said...

I am a new follower of your blog!
jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

Kelly said...

I love this shop- will be back for Xmas! My husband would just love the ball in the giveaway!

Kelly said...

I follow this blog

Heather said...

I like the
LEMON BALL Vintage style lemon peel baseball. Tan leather with blue stitches.
jswandrn at gmail

Julia said...

I like the leather credit card holder but my son would love to win that baseball!

Julia said...

I follow +5 points

Tami said...

I remember when this seller was featured last father's day I think- these are amazing- it makes us happy to just know someone is out there keeping this amazing style alive!

jakiesmom said...

i like the red leather with white stitches baseball
nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

Little Cooties said...

I am following :)!!

Summer-Maria said...

i LOVE the Hairy American Football, Bruce.
i am also following your blog.

TiffsPixieDust said...

This one looks cool
LEATHER HEAD Hairy American Football, Zebra.
tiffypoot@aol.com

TiffsPixieDust said...

Re-tweeted
http://twitter.com/uncorkeducation/status/16737390019
tiffypoot@aol.com
@tiffypixie

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TiffsPixieDust said...

I follow publicly on google connect-Tiffypixie
tiffypoot@aol.com

Brenda said...

my favorite is the amazing football I just saw in that magazine!

Brenda said...

I follow your blog

Judith said...

What an amazing shop! I love the baseball in the giveaway best! I will tweet this now- rubygirl on twitter

kella said...

these are awesome!! love them all but especially the red ones!

Karena said...

I too love the red vintage baseball, cool!!

Come and visit for a Designer Giveaway from Pillow Mint!

Karena
Art by Karena

jelly andrews said...

This is such an amazing giveaway. I love it. It really looks great. But I guess I am too late for this one.