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Time Warp Westfield: Free $50 gift certificate giveaway 

Find inspiring displays and objects for any style of décor at Time Warp in Westfield. (Photo by Kimberly L. Jackson) 


Time Warp, a new antiques, collectibles and vintage clothing store at 407 South Ave. West in Westfield, wants At Home readers to come and shop. So, they’re giving away two $50 gift certificates.

What can $50 buy? How about a perfect piece of decorative art to brighten your home for spring? The store’s jewelry selection is vast, so there are many options to accessorize warm-weather outfits. And speaking of outfits, they’ve got designer labels in vintage suits, dresses, hats, shoes and more.

Enter the drawing: For a chance to win, email your name, address and phone number to no later than April 22. Make “Time Warp” the subject.

Double your chances at winning by visiting the store to make another entry. No purchase is necessary to enter, and you can look around for what you might like to win.



Win a free Burpee garden starter kit 

You might have read about Burpee's super-size 'SteakHouse' hybrid tomato that can grow fruit up to three pounds. Seeds to grow this tomato, billed as the world's largest beefsteak variety, go for $6.95 for a 25-seed pack at and in stores that sell the brand's seeds.

But try them free with other Burpee seeds in a Garden Starter Kit of  five seed packs that we're giving away. Included seed packs: 

SteakHouse hybrid tomato:  Despite its hefty size, Burpee promises a tomato "loaded with true heirloom tomato flavor and head-spinning fragrance."  Seeds must be started indoors about six weeks before planting time (usually mid-May) for New Jersey growers and grown in full sun once transplanted into the garden ($16.95 for three plants).

Burpee 'Big Kahuna' beans

'Big Kahuna' garden bean: Giant string beans up to 11 inches on compact 2-foot plants that are perfect for containers or small-space gardens (regularly $5.95 per seed pack).

Burpee's best hybrid summer squash: This zucchini offers an earlier harvest for one of the garden's notoriously productive plants. Spine-free plants yield plentiful full-size 6-8” deep-green fruits, according to the company (regularly $6.95 for 20-seed pack).

Organic sweet basil: Burpee guarantees that synthetic chemicals were not used to make these certified organic seeds. Grow them for food and fragrance (regularly $5.95 for the 400-seed pack).

'Thunderbolt' hybrid sweet pepper: Huge Marconi sweet peppers are Burpee's largest at 13 inches long. They turn from green to red and are said to be good, disease-resistant producers. (regularly $6.95 for 20 seeds/$16.95 for three plants).

Win the seeds: For a chance to win the Garden Starter Kit, use the "Contact Us" tab at right to send us a message that includes your name, address and phone number by April 15. Make "seeds" the subject. 

Contest closed.


Giveaway: 'Win Salvage-Style Projects' by Amy R. Hughes  


Anyone with an eye for finely carved wooden trims, patterned metal ceiling tiles and other architectural salvage should check out "Salvage-Style Projects" (Time, $16.95) by Amy R. Hughes, a senior editor and columnist at This Old House magazine. The book shows 22 ways to turn beautiful old house parts into functional objects. Many of the featured projects were created for the Manhattan apartment Hughes shares with her husband and young daughter.

Don't expect a dainty primer of ideas for decoupage or glue-gun embellishing. This is a full-on, tool-heavy guide for transforming wooden trims like moldings and corbels into window boxes or wall-mounted shelves. Or make racks where towels hang from porcelain cross-style faucet handles, and coats from cast-metal doorknobs. 

Every project in the book is rated for level of difficulty, estimated completion time and cost. Step-by-step photos make the instructions easier to follow. Fact boxes with each project give historical insight into its star parts. Several projects have a companion video at In one case, we find Hughes prying apart a Victorian-era cottage door to replace its broken window with a mirror that helps transform it into a dressing vanity. Its shelf is enlarged to hold a coffee cup and beauty supplies. A series of hooks are added for scarves and hats.

Win the book: E-mail win(at) by Aug. 22 with your name address and phone number. Make "Salvage Style" the subject. The winner will be announced Aug. 30. 

See my previous review of the book here.







Giveaway: A winning blend 

Win Oster MyBlend and “Easy Smoothies & Juices”

Smoothies are a fast, easy and delicious way to take your vitamins, and spring is a great time to try new blender-drink recipes.

To that end, we’re giving away Oster’s MyBlend personal blender and “Easy Smoothies & Juices,” a book with lots of single-serving recipes perfect for whipping up in MyBlend’s removable take-along sports bottle.

“Easy Smoothies & Juices” (Ryland, Peters, Small, $19.95) has 150 recipes for fresh fruit smoothies, juices, coolers and cocktails, as well as vegetable juices and fruity ice cream and dairy shakes. Mouth-watering color photographs illustrate nearly every recipe.

For a chance to win the smoothie set, e-mail us at win(at) with your name, address and phone number by April 22.  Make “Winning blend” the subject. We’ll announce the winner April 30. 

 Contest closed. Patricia Myer of Union wins the blender and smoothie book.