$100 Jessie Steele Holiday Giveaway “Bring Happy Home”

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Have you ever seen the retro & fabulous apron & home collection by Jessie Steele? I have been wearing their aprons for years, way before I launched Any company who’s tagline is “Bring Happy Home” makes me very *happy*

I love all of their creations and I am so excited to share them with you!

My daughter and I had fun on this little holiday photo shoot. I set up the shots of me & my daughter and my hubs pressed *click*

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The creators of Jessie Steele are a mom & daughter team, Helena and Jessie. Back in 2001 they saw the need to bring feminine styling, grace and fashion back into the world of hostessing. The diverse line is inspired by a cherished vintage apron collection handed down by by Helena’s mother Joan and her great-grandmother Jessie.

Can you believe how cute this holiday collection is?! There are so many styles and prints to choose from. The one I am wearing is called Jingle Bells and my daughter is in red + white polka dots.

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These make the perfect hostess gifts, shower and holiday presents, don’t you think?! My friend Angie recently surprised me with the Cherry Cupcakes apron. It is soooo cute!

Little girl with polka dot apron

I love what they say on their company history – about page

“No matter what the future has in store, we remain dedicated to creating new stories, woven from the threads of a past fondly remembered and lovingly re-imagined, in prints and styles that evoke memories of what home always means.”

That is why you can wear pretty little lace dresses. Or cowboy boots & skinny jeans. Vintage + personal style = FUN

Little girl in polka dot apron and black lace dress

The styling of each apron is unique and fabulous. They have pretty shapes that flatter every body type.

Coming from the world of textile design, I always get really excited when I see great prints. From polka dots to florals, vintage and holiday…In their lovely line there is something for every whim, wish and style.

“Every season we bring the happy home, delivered in patterns, colors and textiles that will have you smiling whether you live in Tulsa or Tokyo.”


Little girl trying on aprons and playing with Christmas decorations

The product line goes way beyond aprons, there are coordinating pieces as well. Oven mitts, towels and tote bags are a few of the offerings. You can mix and match or matchy match. From pajamas, to a brand new gift wrap collection. These gals will keep you hip and stylish with classic charm.

I think they need wall paper and bed linens next…don’t you?

Jingle bells Christmas holiday oven mitt and pot holder by Jessie Steele

You can see how long I have been a fan of theirs by looking back on the baking workshop I coordinated with Blackmarket Bakery here in the OC. They are also on my wish list from 2010. I still live in my red and pink polka dot apron. The kids know when I put it on I mean business!

They also know it might mean treats & time with me in the kitchen…

I had a sneak peek at the spring 2012 collection and it will know your socks off. The prints and styling are stunning and loads of fun.

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Which Jessie Steele apron or accessories do you want? What are your favorite designs and prints?

Have you checked out my giant Scharffen Berger Chocolate giveaway yet? You must…

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This giveaway is now over. Thanks for all of your entries. Congrats to #196 Amy!

To keep you looking like a fashion statement in your kitchen and beyond, Jessie Steele is providing lucky reader with a $100 gift certificate to their online store! They are offering a “kitchen set” of goodies.That means you can get an a mom-daughter apron set like we have + an oven mitt or two. Anything you fancy. Perhaps you want a gift for yourself and a friend.

This giveaway is open to USA visitors and will be open until Friday, December 17th, midnight PST. The winner will be chosen at and will be notified via email, so please make sure your email address is correct. You will have 3 days to respond to me, or a new winner will be chosen. Open to residents of the USA.

How to Enter

Leave some comments. Tell me all about which apron you want the most? Do you have a special occasion coming up or would you wear it everyday? Which print is your favorite?

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*You can stay in touch with and Jessie Steele on Facebook too! disclosure: I am hosting this giveaway so you can experience the Jessie Steele collection for yourself. The opinions on this blog are entirely my own. I was sent samples of their products to review that were added to the ones I have all ready in my own collection. All photography and styling are by Marla Meridith and are copyrighted material.



~ Marla Meridith

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353 thoughts on “$100 Jessie Steele Holiday Giveaway “Bring Happy Home”

    1. Rachel, it is so exciting when the kiddos can start helping in the kitchen. They also need to make a little boy apron….my son was smitten by ours 🙂

  1. Awesome giveaway! I think I’d most love the Autumn Rose Floral Courtney Apron – no special occasion in mind, but it’s just so pretty! I often end up leaving my apron on when friends are over for dinner if I’m finishing up cooking, and this would be a lot prettier! 🙂

  2. I like the Black With White Bias apron. The matching accessories that go with the aprons are also cute, especially the gloves. Thank you for the intro to this line and the chance to win some Jesse Steele goodies!

  3. Gosh–so many to choose from. I love vintage. I guess I would start with the Home For The Holidays Doris Apron and would wear it almost every day after Thanksgiving to get in the holiday spirit. Lovely pictures of your holiday photo shoot.

  4. I would start with the Home for The Holidays Doris Apron, and then the next one would be Brown & Cream Houndstooth Doris Apron.

  5. I just checked out Jessie Steele website and I want everything! Actually I asked for an apron for christmas, so I just sent the link to my husband. After staring at the page for a while, I can’t decide what one I would want. I love them all, it depends on my mood. I like the pink and white for feeling light and airy, like making cupcakes, or black and white for when I prepare an elegant meal. There just all so pretty!

  6. This one looks good. Wild Mushroom Sauté with Bacon, Herbs and Cous Cous – Foraging in Telluride I would definitely want guidance in picking the safe mushrooms. Looks like a fun day to have.

  7. You two ladies look…amazing in your aprons. And love the boots on you 🙂

    The fact that your hubs was able to ‘just press click’ is a testament to how well you set up these shots! Wow…I am impressed. Those are the types of things that cause gray hair in our house…pretty much they wouldn’t happen. lol

    Great giveaway and great family pics 🙂

  8. I need a apron for everyday cooking and I love the Meadow Green Gingham Courtney Apron. I really want to start a collection of beautiful special aprons and everydays ones, but for now I need to start with one. 🙂

  9. My favorite product is the Brown & Cream Hounstooth Doris Apron! I’d love to own this one. I wear an apron every time I cook! This would be a fabulous addition to my small collection.

  10. i love all their ideas. i would wear this apron every time i needed one, just because it is so cute. I couldn’t wait for something special.

  11. there are so many aprons on their site that i would love to have, but my 2 most favorite are the super cherry, and the red and white poc a dot.

  12. Love that aprons have made a comeback. I like them all but if I must pick one the ‘Purple and White Polka Dot’ apron is singing to me.

  13. I would just love a new apron to wear every day. I am always in one all day and the ones I have are getting really old.

  14. It is hard to choose my favorite apron! I like the EVA-Coated Cream & Black Damask Chef’s Apron or the Super Cupcake Chef Apron or the French Toile Gigi Apron.

  15. I love the Cherry Cupcakes Audrey Apron! I don’t own an apron and cupcakes are all I have baked so far, so this apron is perfect for me 🙂

  16. I can’t choose just one. I love Cherry Cupcakes Audrey Apron, Cottage Rose Red Courtney Apron, Home For The Holidays Doris Apron, French Toile Gigi Apron and Mrs. Claus Half Doris Apron. I also love your boots!

  17. I will be making several of the appetizers. Sweet potatoes with bacon and bleu ceese, bacon stuffed mushrooms and your Thai Fries.

  18. What great pictures of you and your daughter. I love the Green & Cream Damask Chef Apron. Thanks for the giveaway.

  19. I haven’t heard of Jessie Steele until now! Thanks for introducing me to this store! ahhh….what have I miss! Their products are awesome. My little girl loves cooking with me these days and pink is her favorite. I would love to get the Cherry Cupcakes Children’s Audrey Apron for her! Maybe get the Blue Cherry Cupcakes Audrey Apron for myself to match it up. So adorable!

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

    1. Amy, I am so happy that I could introduce you to the wonderful world of Jessie Steele. Once you learn about them you are hooked! Love the idea of the cupcakes for you & your daughter.

  20. After voting for your Thai Spiced Baked French Fries so many day, I really want to try your recipe! I love it because they’re baked, not fried and got some nice spices in it! 🙂 It’s a winning recipe to me!

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

      1. Thank you sooo much! I’m so excited that I’ve won. Yay! It sure is Christmas came early for me. 🙂 I’ve replied to your email with my shipping information. Not sure if you have received it alright. Please let me know! Happy Holiday to you and your family! Take Care.


  21. I love the cherry cupcake ones! I’d buy my daughter a matching one as well…She’s only 15 months old now, but I’m already looking forward to her being in the kitchen with me!

  22. I would have to get the brown and pink polka dot josephine set. These would make great gifts for my female nutrition clients, I have one of the session as a recipe makeover where I come to their home and help them modify their favorite recipes. How cute to wear this apron while doing that!

  23. What wonderful pictures of you and your sweet daughter. You’re rockin’ the cowboy boots, by the way. The aprons are so pretty and I see no reason why I couldn’t where them everyday (and I would!)

    1. Thanks Dara, you know how hard it is for me to resist wearing my cowboy boots! You are right – no need not to enjoy our aprons everyday 🙂

  24. My two-year-old daughter already wants to help me in the kitchen. She has a few aprons of her own already, and I can’t wait until she can really help, and not just dump half the cup of sugar in the bowl and the other half on the floor!

    I love the Brown & Pink Polka Dot aprons!

  25. I love their stuff! I have several aprons, so I was browsing around the other products. I am definitely in the market for some new oven mitts and I love their cupcake pajamas!

  26. Goodness these aprons are lovely. I would adore owning the Blue Cherry Cupcakes Audrey Apron. I am afraid it would not be just for special occasions as it is too pretty to go unused on a daily basis.

  27. Bib Audrey Nylon Lucie Apron
    i would wear it when making cupcake with the kids on the weekend.. i love their aprons =)


  28. i would like to try the Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus with Crispy Chips..

    last time i made hummus it did’nt come out to good… and i love the sun-dried tomato flavor..


  29. My favorite apron is this one EVA-Coated Summer Lemons Gigi Apron. I own it and love it. I would love to win and get Bib Carmen Black w. White Bias Apron. I am an everyday wearer. No special occasion coming up other then the holidays.

  30. I just bought a Jessie Steele apron for a secret Santa gift! I got the super cute purple polka dot.

    But if I were to win this, I’d probably get the autumn rose one for myself. =)

  31. You guys are ADORABLE first of all. The perfect mom and daughter pair!

    If I won this, i would prance around in that apron all of Christmas day! Too cute!

  32. Wow! So many cute choices. My eyes are drawn to all the polka dot patterns and anything in red. I have a daughter who turns 4 next month and it would be fun to get matching aprons. She would totally dig it.

    Great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity.

  33. i would definately have a difficult time picking just one. they are all beautiful. i think i would lean towards black and white.

  34. Wow Beautiful Aprons, if I had to choose it’d be a tough one between the Café Toile Josephine Apron and the Goodie Two Shoes Apron.Thanks for the Great Giveaway;)

  35. These aprons are so cute!! I would love to have two for my daughters 7 and 13. they are home-schooled and both love to help me in the kitchen!! Thank you for the opportunity!

  36. Wow! your site is ALWAYS having fun giveaways! I’m redesigning my kitchen in retro, so a retro apron??? would be awesome!

  37. Love the pink & white polka dot Josephine! Pretty AND practical?? Would love to give a beautiful apron to my mom too – she LIVED in an apron when we were kids – would even forget she had it on when she took us to school!

  38. I love the blue and white deco dot. Such cute aprons. I think wearing this every day would make cooking even more enjoyable.

  39. I would love to win, but not for me! My sister has been in the restaurant biz for 18 years and loves it. A fun and cute apron is just the thing for her for Christmas!!

  40. Gorgeous photos of your photo shoot! I love the hostess apron collection. My favorite one is the Harvest Toile Courtney Apron! So beautiful!!! If I have my way, I’d get all of these aprons! 🙂

  41. My favorite is the Cafe Toile Josephine! I love the print! No special occasion in mind, but I need an apron! I don’t have one!