Tuesday, April 6, 2010

My first ever giveaway!

Guess what came in the mail on Monday afternoon?

After reading a post about this book on {The Cottage Nest}, I knew I needed to put this book on my birthday wish list, but my husband bought me it for an Easter gift!

And I decided it looked like such a wonderful, inspiring book that I wanted to share it not only with you on this post, but with you in a giveaway, too! I have not done a giveaway before, so this is long, long overdue...

I have already looked at some of the book since it arrived and let me tell you, it is deliciously good!

For those of us who struggle to pinpoint our exact decorating style, this is the perfect book! Like Jen at {The Cottage Nest}, I found my style is really and truly Vintage Casual, even though I am sometimes drawn to things outside that spectrum...

And in the first picture describing this style, I found something I already own and love, although mine is a replication...

I can tell this book will be not only helpful, but a lot of fun to read! (I know these pictures don't do it justice. I never realized how hard it was to take a picture of a picture before blogging!)

For a chance to win your very own copy of this book, please leave a comment below. For two chances to win, blog about this giveaway and then let me know in a second comment that you did so! You absolutely don't have to have a blog to enter, but please do make sure to leave an email so I can let you know if you win! The deadline for entering is midnight on Sunday, PST!

I hope you are all having a great week!

Many Blessings,


Anonymous said...

Oh, that looks lovely. Please put my name in the hat, Jenni!

Burlap Luxe said...

Jenni...Oh Jenni do you hear me? I am sure I would love the book.
Your husband is such a sweetheart for buying you the book for Easter.

For you to want to do a GiveAway with the book you must really love it and want to pass on some inspiring passion.
I will spread the word girl!!

Crossing my fingers :)

About Southern Belle said...

Looks like an amazing book! I am with Linden Townhouse, go ahead and put my name in the hat.

See you later,

About Southern Belle said...

Just wanted to let you know I blogged about your giveaway. BTW, where are the pictures you were going to send me...hint, hint.

~Christine = )

Darlene said...

Hi Jenni,

That looks like an awesome book so please enter me in your giveaway! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win it.

Hope you are having a great week.♥

Fabienne said...

Hi Jenni :) Thanks for entering my name in the give away!
Hope you're well

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Thanks so much for telling me about this wonderful GIVEAWAY...please sign me up...I would luv to WIN this one:)


Unknown said...

What a great giveaway!


Tracey said...

Hi Jenni, thanks for your kind words today, I really appreciate it. The book looks fabulous!!! xxx

Jen Kershner said...

Okay, don't enter me in the drawing but I wanted to say that I'm so happy that you got the book and that you love it! And you and me are twinkies! We're like peas and carrots.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I have put your GIVEAWAY on my sidebar:)


Amber M. said...


Loves to you!

jen said...

Hi Jenni! How could I possibly pass up such a great giveaway! Please put my name in that hat!!! I hope your doing good!!!


Jeni said...

WOW! I would love to win that book! I need some new inspiration and those pics look fabulous to dream over.

Sounds like your hubby is a sweet one. That was so nice.

Anonymous said...

This looks like a great book!

trish said...

Good Morning Jenni.
What a sweet gift that your husband purchased for you. :o) And thank you for being so kind to share it with us as well (not your copy of course ... smile).
I adore your home and have been so inspired with all you have done (and are doing). I love a country cottage look but am stumped most days on how to bring it about. I am hoping that my new love of quilting will add some of the look I am aiming for. :o)
Have a wonderful day.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Hi Jenni!

That looks like a fun book to read so I'd love to be entered!


Marilyn said...

The book is just what I need. I just can't determine what my style is. I think anything I like is my style and so every room is a mishmash of stuff. I love your blog, by the way.

Marilyn said...

Hi, Jenni. I wanted to let you know that I have blogged about your give away. Marilyn

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Oh Jenni! What a fun book. I would love to win!


Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

I just put it on my sidebar. What a fun giveaway! I hope things are going well with you and your family!


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I always look at the pictures in decorating books first, then go back and read the text and look at the pictures again! Great giveaway! Decorating books offer so much inspiration.

Burlap Luxe said...

Hello Jenni,
I had to stop by and check out the book again and see if it still has my name on it :)

Eeeeh gads! did I just drool on a page or two? Sorry I am just crushing on it big time.

I am going to need a double lung transplant I think it is leaving me breathless :)

See you soon girl!
I hopped over to your siteres blog and admired her lovely family.
Blessings to the winner and blessings to you jennie and your family.


Burlap Luxe said...

Come and see me soon I want to do a {GiveAway} as well I am just learning from the pro's right now and need great idea's from all of you to do something that will make everyones heart sing!! any idea's welcomed from all.


Love the Decor! said...

I want/need this book : )
I have a giveaway going on to so hop over and enter!!

Michelle said...

Looks like a beautiful book that I would love to have ...and my house needs help! So kind of you to offer a giveaway!

Michelle said...

I blogged about it! Thanks!

Silvia C said...

Hi Jenni, I'm a new follower. I am glad I stumble upon your blog. Will come back often. I will post the giveaway on my blog in the next hour with a link to your blog. Lovely book! Take care.

Silvia C said...

I blogged about the giveaway at casabelladecor.blogspot.com
Take care, Jenni.

Kerry said...

Hi Jenni,
I came to your blog via Silvia's Casa Bella...and glad I did! As a tragic bookaholic I would naturally love to win! I understand what you say about photographing books. I recently blogged about Megan Morton's Home Love and had the same angst, hoping that I would do her justice! She sent me a lovely email, so I think I did ok!

Mrs. D said...

This book looks fabulous! I've got my fingers crossed! :)


Little Emma English Home said...

Congratulation on your first giveaway!!! And I invite you to my first giveaway as well...

I will be following, girl!!

Hamptontoes said...

This book is on my list of books to buy for my library. I can't wait to read it after your beaming review. If I will I will pass it along in another giveaway...with a little inscription inside!

janil said...

What a beautiful book!Please pick me up!!!!

cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

Sara @ It's Good to be Queen said...

I would love to win this book! :)

Anonymous said...

Put me down for an entry! Looks like a beautiful book.

Angie said...

Oh yeah, I love a good decorating book! Great giveaway!

bubble said...

put my name in! pleased I got my laptop up and running beofre its too late! xxx

Burlap Luxe said...

When I created my first one, I could not stop for two days, this is why I have so many made up.
You will get more creative on each one and the more you do. Add any fragment of collected cool junk to them it will add to the charm.

I noticed your sister wrote me you two must be a great team.

I will expect you to post your tassel on your site and let me know when you post it I do not want to miss out on commenting you on it.

I too am real nervous about a giveaway as I have mentioned to you in a few post ago. I am getting the nerve up. So real soon I will post a giveaway or maybe two this way two bloggers have a chance to win.

Check with the postal when you ship the book if you tell them it is "MEDIA MAIL" it is real cheap!!! and we love those rates.

Well I am inspired that you are inspired, NOW!! you are forcing me to top this blog post... will see if I can, if not it will be my down time.

The tassels you can cut some of the length off some of the strips of cotton and do tie some knots in some of the ends it adds to the Gypsy feel to them. They will fit in any shabby chic decor.

You can use old pillow cases and sheets as well, I went crazy when I ran out of muslin and added pillow case rosettes to the tassels as well.

See you dear.
Creating always.

Karena said...

Very exciting giveaway, I would love the book, the images must all be fabulous!!

I have an interview up on my site that is fascinating!

Art by Karena

a little bit of everything said...

I saw your giveaway on Tatetots and Jello and had to enter...

Alexis Anderson said...

I'd love to win! Looks like a fabulous book.

Thanks for the chance!


Judi said...

Hi there
I found your blog through Marilyn at SimplePleasures. You have a lovely site and I'm so glad I visited.

Please do enter my name in your giveaway! I would love to win...it looks like a very interesting book.

Come by and visit.
have a great evening.

Beach Tropic said...

What a sweetie you are to give away a copy of this gorgeous book. I just love blogland people, we are all on the same wavelength, for sure.
Many thanks

vintage girl at heart said...

What a sweet Hubby You Have!!!
And aren't you sweet to share the love!!!??
Blessings sweet girl!

Heidi said...

Hey there! I'd love a chance to win this book! If I don't, maybe I've found a use for the Borders gift card I got for Christmas! ~Heidi (sblitchguitarist@hotmail.com)

Rhona said...

I would love to win!

Christina said...

I would love to win this book.

stacey said...

that book looks amazing! staceyhansen2003@hotmail.com