Monday, January 31, 2011

My Lucky Day!

Today is my lucky day! This lovely burlap wrapped gift, all tied up with lace arrived in the mail today! An early birthday gift?

Well, not really a birthday gift. I won this wonderful book, The French Inspired Home from Penny's giveaway at The Comforts of Home.

I'm so excited to sit down with a cup of tea this afternoon and peruse this book full of eye candy.
Just flipping through quickly, I realized this book has everything I'm loving right now.
This photo reminds me of my collection of bird nests under glass in my sunroom.

Hello? Dogs, tartan, faux bamboo, vintage books and clocks, oh my!

There is a chapter on the art of display. That cow looks like the one I bought from Joy at Savvy City Farmer! And I'm loving the bone handled knives displayed in this photo.

What can I say, I love everything in this photo. The hutch, the silver domes and ironstone.
The table!

Love the wrinkled burlap runner in this tablescape...

...and the wrinkled linen slipcovers on these dining room chairs.
I know what I'm doing this afternoon! Reading The French Inspired Room by Carolyn Westbrook!

I love Penny's blog, The Comfort's of Home. Be sure to visit if you haven't already and say hi. She and I love all the same things and have a similar style. You won't be disappointed!

Thank you Penny for the early birthday gift! I really appreciate this book and will treasure it for all it's inspiration.

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Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

All of these photos look like they could be from your blog! You and Carolyn Westbrook have a lot in common;)! How wonderful to have won such a prize! Penny is such a sweetie!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I have that book and love it. Enjoy!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Hi Delores!
I am glad you enjoy it. Isn't it a great book? Thanks for the mention and the sweet words about me and my blog.

Mariette said...

Dearest Delores,

A good reason for sitting down with a cup of tea and dreaming away with this book. Congrats on winning this!

Have a great week!


On Crooked Creek said...

Today definately is a cup of tea and a book read kind of day. Our weather is getting ready to take a turn for the worst snow storm of our season for this area, yet! I've been "feathering the nest" with a few new vignettes On Crooked Creek.Thank you for a sneak peek at your new book!

Razmataz said...

What a treat Delores. Nothing like a new book and a cup of tea.

Dianne said...

I have this book and have been known to carry it from room to room all day never putting it down. This one and a certain Nell Hill book are my faves and remind me so much of you. Enjoy!
When are you going to write a book?

NanaDiana said...

Delores- I'm sorry but I have to disagree with you...I like MY book with COFFEE!;>) Enjoy-it is a wonderful book! Hugs- Diana

Vintage Gal said...

Oh my how lovely to receive that in the mail. It's exciting isn't it? Wonderful with a cup of tea ;-)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Delores, Congrats on your win! I ordered this book a few days ago and I excited to get it. Enjoy.

michelle said...

Beautiful book! I love those slip covers too!! Enjoy your time! :)

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I am laughing reading this because last week was my birthday and today I just received the same book as a belated birthday gift.
It looks lovely and I'm looking forward to this evening to peruse this book cover to cover.
I agree, Penny is wonderful and has a great blog.
Happy Birthday, Delores. And, congratulations on your win!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Lot of inspirations! I need a bigger home. :D
Enjoy your evening.

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

What a wonderful book Delores!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Congratulations on winning this beautiful book! It does look alot like YOUR home! I am anxious to meet Penny so will go over and say hi. Enjoy your book, I know you will!!!! And an early Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!! XO, Pinky

The Tablescaper said...

This looks like the perfect book for you! How neat to find a book that so acurately reflects your style. Congratulations.

- The Tablescaper

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I'm heading over to to buy this book...thanks for your great post. I love your blog...I'm a new blogger and just discovering all the incredible design blogs. Thanks!

Kim said...

Must get myself a copy!!!!!
Congrats on winning Penny's giveaway!
xoxo, Kim

Sarah said...

Delores, you were the perfect one to win this gift. Penny is a sweetheart. I very much enjoy her blog and the talented pieces of art that she creates. I have one of Penny's pieces, and I have this wonderful book. Carolyn Westbrook was at Round Top in the fall.

Kathysue said...

Delores that is a gorgeous book and so YOU in every way!! I spied the Greek Key spooner and the Bakelite knives and of course the blue and white dishes!!! Perfect addition to your library and great to have on hand for relaxing with a cup of tea!! Kathysue

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