And the winner is...

Well, wait a sec, a couple explanations first. Aaron and I are a bit late on the announcement due to impromptu house guests, a flu and lack of consensus. We have finally picked a winner, but there's actually kinda two winners. Aaron and I were immediately smitten with Lynn "Pinowser"'s suggestion of "Silverwood Estate" but we didn't totally love the word "Estate". Cristina Flores suggested "Silverwood Homestead", which we like more. Ultimately, though, we decided "Silverwood 'Stead" had the best ring to it. Since Lynn was the first to suggest "Silverwood", the prize pack (pictured above) will be going to her! Never fear, Cristina won't leave empty handed! She will be receiving a split log tea light candle complete with Montreal-made beeswax tealights. Yay!

There were some great runner-up suggestions that we want to point out:

Cass's suggestion of B&B Awesome Factory (which was a heavy contender).

Ligia's "DhaReau Chateau" is simultaneously weird, hilarious & awesome sounding.

Sofia's awesome mashup, "Brazencraft", will find a use somewhere someday.

Tim White's awesomely redundant and punny "Home Sweet Homestead" makes us chuckle. A lot.

Cameron's suggestion of "Silverwood Ranch" was Rachel's favourite but even all her cowgirl 'tude could not convince Aaron to call our place a ranch. Sorry Cam!

And Christine Bachinsky's over-the-phone submission of 'The Rogue Pony & Sheep Inn" will always keep us doubled over in tear-inducing laughter.

Thank you EVERYONE! Now it's time to make a sign!

Contest deadline: Friday March 23rd at noon!

So we know our Name That Homestead contest has dragged on long enough, but we finally have a deadline and a prize pack! Head over here to submit as many suggestions as you'd like, and you might win this awesome assortment of B&B goodies! And while you're at it, why not head over to our facebook page and give us a "like"? You have until noon on Friday March 23rd, and we'll announce a winner on Monday March 26th!

The lucky winner will be walking away with:

* a pair of cherry salad servers

* a mahogany bookmark with copper rivets

* a split log candle holder with 5 beeswax tealights

* a upside down bottle holder in solid walnut

* a cherry cheese platter / breadboard / serving tray

Retail value of $150!