Monday, 21 March 2011

Spring GIVEAWAY Book and mystery gift!



It is the first day of Spring and what perfect excuse for a GIVEAWAY!

The giveaway comprises of ONE of the books shown below and a little mystery gift.

All you have to do is leave a comment on THIS blog post, stating which book you would like to have should you be the winner. There are 8 books to choose from.
If your name is selected, you will have an opportunity to choose a different book if you change your mind between now and then.


The giveaway is open to everyone, you do not have to have a blog. I will post worldwide.


Creative Walls: How to Display and Enjoy Your Treasured Collections by Geraldine James


The French Inspired Home by Carolyn Westbrook


Romantic Prairie Style by Fifi O'Neill (Added to list on 23rd March)


Modern Vintage Style by Emily Chalmers


Pale and Insteresting by Atlanta Barlett & Dave Coote


Romantic Style by Selina Lake and Sara Norrman


75 Birds, butterflies & beautiful beasties to knit and crochet


Baking Made Easy by Lorraine Pascale

Remember, if you do not have a blog, please leave your details (name & email address)

The draw will take place on Monday 28Th March at 19.00 hours GMT. I will be using an online random number generator.


THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED, THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO ENTERED.

Good luck! :-)

A bientôt!

Isabelle X

113 comments:

Jelly Jam said...

Oooh what a choice! If I was lucky enough I'd go for Modern Vintage Style. Looks like it might inspire our new house.
Thanks
Ellie

The Vintage Knitter said...

Whay a generous giveway and how difficult it is to choose one book out of the great selection! However, '75 Birds, butterflies & beautiful beasties to knit and crochet' it will have to be for me. Here's hoping!

Ali @ Betty and Violet said...

Hi Isabelle

What a lovely giveaway! My choice would have to be The French Inspired Home as it has been on my wish list for a while now!

Hope all is going well with your new studio!

Ali x

Scarlett Fontaine said...

Fabulous giveaway! Very hard to choose but my love of florals means I'd love to win the Romantic Style book - fingers crossed. Scarlett x

elsy said...

wow how generous.....it would have to be the modern vintage style book for me

mim said...

Hello Isabelle
What a lovely thought. For me it would have to be "Baking made easy"

Loved her show and would love to try out some of her recipes
mim

cupcakejojo said...

Wow! What a generous give away! If I was lucky enough to win I'd love Modern Vintage Style!

Jo x

It's me said...

7 books ....comment 7......you never know........lovely day darling....nice give away.....love love ....xxxxxxx.......kisses...From me.....Ria....

Jem said...

What a generous giveaway, I'd love to win 'Baking Made Easy'!

Jem xXx

monikaki said...

Such a generous giveaway!!! I do love books, I simply adore this perest choice you made...maybe I will prefer the " Pale and interesting"...I do love your blog and your style, ciao, Monica - e.mail: monikaki@tiscali.it

Mummy Boo Bear said...

HI Isabelle,

What a lovely and generous giveaway. Well i think for me it would be the Romantic Style one. As I love the photography.

Hope you are settling in nicely in your new work home!


MBB x

Suzann said...

What A great giveaway.
I would love the Romantic Style
Thank you!
Suzann ~xoxo~

B'ham said...

Decisions decisions... If my number should be picked...
I would ♥ Romantic Style !!

:: thinking positive thoughts ::
xoxo
Karen

LissyLou said...

my goodness what wonderful books!!!

Romantic style would be my number one choice with pale and interesting a close second.

Great giveaway xx

Annie said...

What a fantastic giveaway and wonderful range of very tempting books. I think 'Creative Walls' looks fascinating so I would have to say that would be my choice if I was to win.
Ann x

FILIGREE MOON said...

Ooooh, Romantic Style and The French Inspired Home are both on my list for books to read and review again and again. What a generous giveaway, thank you for the opportunity! ~ Angela

Lucy Nation said...

Wow, it's between Creative Walls and Modern Vintage Living... I think Modern Vintage Living just edges it for me! :)

Rebecca said...

Bonsoir Isabelle,

I would love to take part in your giveaway, the Creative Walls book sounds interesting to me. I love vintage textiles too, so glad I found your blog.

Au revoir,
Rebecca of Rebecca's Aix.

Alix said...

Thanks for leaving me a comment! I hopped over to your blog and look what I found...an amazing giveaway! I must be meant to enter, so my choice would be The French Inspired Home, as I love France and French style, and am also in need of ideas for interiors soon...Love your blog!
x

Elizabethd said...

I have been longing for a copy of Baking made easy ever since the recent TV series. That is one I would love to win!

Ivy Black said...

How fab! Please count me in and I'd be up for Baking Made Easy as I'm ever so slightly in love with Lorraine Pascale! xx

charl said...

oo how fantastic.. i would choose the romantic style boo, as i think its a style that i really can relate to!

what a wonderful giveaway!

charl
xx..

Bayside Rose said...

Hello Isabelle, What a fabulous giveaway. Such a choice, but it would be Modern Vintage Style for me - should I be so lucky.

Have a wonderful day.
Pam x

The Cloth Shed said...

Ooooh, Pale and Interesting please!
What a generous giveaway Suzy.
Julie x

Heloise said...

What a wonderful giveaway. Should I be lucky enough "The French Inspired Home" would be my choice.

Kori said...

Enter me please! I'd love the creative wall!!!! Kori xoxo

blondeepisodes@gmail.com

harmony and rosie said...

What a super giveaway. I would be happy to win any of them, particularly the first five. But if I have to choose one then it would have to be the French Inspired Home. Thanks for this Isabelle.

Kate x

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Oh dear - have had to do ipp dipp and Creative Walls won. Great giveaway.

Mieke said...

What a lovely blog you have, and what a generous giveaway,I'd love to win the Romantic Style book, I love romantic.
Thank you for joining my blog !!

Hugs Mieke
beurskens@gmx.net

Julia said...

So hard to choose, but I think it has to be 'Romantic Style' by Selina Lake - what a great Giveaway!

Julia x

Vintage Sunday said...

Oh what a generous giveaway! All those books are so lovely, but I'd have to say that I'd really love the Romantic Style book! Hope all is going well with your new office space makeover! God bless, Brenda

SarahB said...

I have recently found your blog and am really enjoying it!!

If I were to be lucky enough to win I would love "75 Birds, butterflies & beautiful beasties to knit and crochet" - I just love to crochet and the little birds nest and mushrooms on the cover look really cute!!

Many thanks,

S x
http://shabbychicsarah.blogspot.com/

cherisong said...

well, with a french name and a love of all things european and currently in the process of trying to move to Austria it would have to be French Inspired Homes for me.
Thanks for the opportunity to enter this. Not long found your blog and really enjoying it.

Sherry@TheCheerfulNest said...

Howdy! I've been enjoying your blog for some time now, I'm a newbie blogger. All of the books look fabulous! My fav would be the wall one, I'm going to need some decorating help in the near future :D if you need a 2nd & 3rd choice I'd say the Romantic one or French one hehe Take care and happy blogging, Sherry

Rural Revival said...

The French Inspired Home looks like something I could relax with for many afternoons. Thanks and Happy Spring!

~Andrea~

josephinetalepeddler said...

Hello, what a clever, fun giveaway. I already have several of those books (of course) but I would pick Modern Vintage as I don't think I've seen that one and her style is fab plus. Thank you, Isabelle. xx

Florence and Mary said...

Oooh decisions decisions! If I were the lucky one I think the Modern Vintage Style book sounds my cup of tea!

Victoria xx

Elegancemaison said...

Please enter me! Such a generous giveaway. I'd love Modern Vintage Style - maybe just the inspiration to get my 'mojo' working again this spring. BTW I am enjoying following your progress in setting up the new unit and rather envious of all that space.

Kylie said...

All of these books are wonderful...
because I am trying to be slightly more grown-up in
my approach to decorating this house I would choose Pale and Interesting if I was lucky enough to win.
Thank you for the opportunity x

Fancy Vintage said...

Hello, how exciting that Spring is here! I love all your books, they all look so inspiring. Torn between a few but think I like Emily Chalmers book, already have one of her books, So yes that one, Modern Vintage Style.
Thanks, becca

chickie said...

Very fun post.Your blog is also a fun one.I love books ! Pale and Interesting That looks good ! Have a creative day...Chickie

tm said...

What a lovely find - thanks to a google search I came across your blog and this contest! Yeah! I would have to pick Pale & Interesting for my Mother - it seems like her kind of book and it is almost Mother's Day!

Don't have a blog currently but should I be the lucky one - please email - mandyforlenza@gmail.com

Many thanks :)

Betty said...

Thankyou for offering such a lovely giveaway - if I was picked it would be Pale and Interesting for me please. Betty

Carolyn said...

Love, love, love Romantic style!!! Good luck with your new venture!

BusyLizzie said...

Great choice of books.... but I guess Modern Vintage style would be one that would be great to take inspiration from! Lizzie x

Sally said...

What a fantastic giveaway! Hard to choose but I would love to read the Creative Walls book!
Sally x

Zondra Art said...

What a lovely and generous giveaway!
I would love The French Inspired Home.
Kisses and kappy Tuesday dear.

marigold jam said...

What a lovely way to celebrate Spring! Hard to choose but since I lived in France I'd probably choose the French Inspired Home! Happy Spring.

The Vintage Gardener said...

'Creative Walls' would be the one for me. Mr VG thinks I have enough pictures on the walls, but if he sees the cover on this book, I might manage to get even more art work up!!

delia hornbook said...

wow what a lovely give away, would you be kind enough to enter me for the "creative walls" book please. have a lovely week, dee x

Memory Heirlooms said...

Oh what a lovely giveaway and I love books! For me, I think it would be the Romantic Style :o) x

makedoandmend said...

Oh wow I would love to receive any of these books but my favorite would be the French Style one. Great giveway

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

I wish you well with your new blog and hope that you enjoy having one as much as I do.
Isabelle x

OhSoVintage said...

Wow, what a generous give away! I would choose 'Romantic Style' if I was lucky enough to win (hard choice though). I already have the 'French Inspired Home' as my daughter bought it for me recently.
Ruth x

Claire said...

Hey Isabelle, what a wonderful time to discover your blog........
I would love to win the 75 Birds Butterflies and beautiful beasties book, choc full of gorgeous little critters.
Thanks for the opportunity,now off to have a lovley browse through your blog,

Claire :)

Flossie and Tom said...

I'd love either romantic homes or the french one - you have some beautiful books XXXX

melanie said...

Hiya Isabelle, thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog :) I will definitely let you know what the nettle beer tastes like, lol, if it is nice we'll be making more as there is an abundance of nettles around here, lol :)

Please could I enter your give away, and if I am lucky enough to be one of the winners, please could I have the Romantic Style Book?? I have been dreaming about getting this book for so long now :)

Thank you :) xxx

Eva said...

Hi!, I love your blog, it is one of my pleasures reading every new entry on it. I'd love to participate on the give away. My chosen book is: 75 Birds, butterflies & beautiful beasties to knit and crochet.

My name is Eva and my email: evareimundez@yahoo.co.uk

a mermaids purse said...

oh isabelle,
your blog is like a treasure shop.
Look at all those lovely- inspirational books.
I love the creative walls one!
wowza looks a real treat...
I have a lovely child hood memory of a man in an oldy woldy house crumbling at the seems with wall apon wall of butterfly collections.
I loved to look in the dusty cases for hours...my dad gave me his bug and butterfly book later on and i would sit by the fire place drawing all the min beasties and pretty butterflies.
oh dear! im rambling but that book made me think back...
Lovely giveaway!!!!

x kazzy x

Country Cottage Chic said...

Lovely giveaway! I rather like the look of Creative Walls - looks interesting!

Jayne

Sewn Up said...

oooohhh, what a lovely collection of books, how to choose one??? I would definitely go for the Creative Walls one, the cover alone looks inspiring.

Tracy
x

KC'sCourt! said...

Lovely giveaway - may I join in....?
I don't mind any book, but if I'm allowed to choose, may I choose 75 Birds and Flowers or Baking Made Easy?
Julie xxxxxxx

flowers on my table said...

Isabelle, thankyou for visiting my blog and leaving comments. You live in a beautiful part of the world yourself. Belgium is a wonderful place too - such style! You are extremely generous with your giveaway. I would love the Creative Walls book, looks very interesting. Good luck with your new workspace. I shall look forward to following, love Linda x.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Dear Isabelle, thank you for stopping by my "Attic" (blog) and leaving a comment. Thus, I found your lovely "Attic" (blog). :-) What a fun idea! To seek out other blogs, with the word "Attic" in them. It seems it would find kindred spirits, doesn't it?

To me, the word 'Attic' conjures up cozy, and old fashioned, and warm, and comfy, and etc. Things I like.

And you are having a lovely give-away. Being as I have never done a give-away myself, I don't usually join in. But... -sigh- Books! Beautiful books!

But how to choose?!? I'm sure "The French Inspired Home" is beautiful. But, I think I'll go with "Romantic Style" as my choice, should I win. And I'm sure that whatever your surprise gift is, it will be delightful.

Again, thank you so much for leaving a comment on my blog!

♥ Gentle hugs ♥

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

I'd be happy with any of these books! I'd be delighted to win! My favorite is probably French Inspired Home.
Great giveaway!
Tammy

Just-Do said...

Hi Isabelle, thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog. I was in Bruges too last year, and I found the similarities with Alkmaar quite amazing. I like your blog, just love vintage too! Good luck with your new unit. Since you are having a give-away, I would love to join! But it is a tough choice you are having us to make. What a lovely books they all are. My choice would be 'Creative Walls'.
groetjes, Dorien

Amanda said...

How lovely. I'd choose baking made easy, for my daughter.

Bee happy said...

What a great giveaway! I'd love to win romantic style as I have just bought pale and interesting from Amazon!

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Fågel Blå said...

Hello!
Ohh so nice!!!!
I love this French ninspired home!!!!
have a nice evening!
Kathrine

Floss said...

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blouses post!

Your giveaway looks like my Amazon wishlist - how generous you are! I would love to win Romantic Style if I was the lucky winner - thanks so much.

Glynis said...

Hello Isabelle...lovely name and lovely blog! And how organised you are hosting a giveaway just after moving day! I would definitely enjoy a 'Pale & Interesting' read...but would to win any of them. Thanks
railtontownfield@btinternet.com

ahomespunyear said...

Oh what a difficult choice, but for me I think it has to be Romantic Style!

Kate said...

Wowee, so generous! I am a long time reader of your blog, but first time commenter. Pale and Interesting looks like it might float my boat.

k_s_richards@yahoo.co.uk

Robins in the Trundle Bed said...

Greetings!
What a perfect idea to welcome in spring! Our first day of spring in New England featured a snow storm and temperatures in the twenties! I would love the book on French decorating as it seems to be all the rage here!
Peace & plenty,
Sherrill

Attila said...

How kind you are! If chosen, I would love "Romantic Style" - it looks mouthwatering. attilathehen96@yahoo.co.uk
Thanks and best wishes in your new venture.

koralee said...

Oh my goodness...we get a choice ...you are amazing. Well I am thining that Baking made easy looks amazing. So does modern vintage style...hmmmmmmm...maybe my stomach will win in the end.

Hugs. xoxoxo

Nancy Y said...

Hi Isabelle! What a Lovely Giveaway! If I were lucky enough to win, I'd choose Romantic Style! Thank you so much for the chance to win! Good Luck Everyone!
Nancy xx :D

Mylittlehouseno54 said...

Oh my god!
You have the Romantic Style book in the list. Love it! I want to turn my house into that style.
Love your blog, so inspirational to me. Thanks

Rina
Malaysia

Diane said...

What a great selection! If I was lucky enough to win, I would love the French inspired one or Lorraines baking one - my hubby has a bit of a crush on Lorraine!!

Hemma på Landet said...

Lovely! It's very nice in here.:-) Hugs Stina

Margith said...

What a lovely give away. My favorit is Creative Walls and Modern Vintage Style.
Margith :-)

Elisabeth said...

Thank you for the giveaway! The French Inspired Home book looks great! My husband and I went to France last year and I'm kind of obsessed. :) vandango33 at gmail dot com

Elisabeth

Ragged Roses said...

What a wonderfully generous giveaway! Gosh you have had lots of comments already too - I would love the Romantic Style book if I won.
x

Kathy B. said...

Since I am a book lover, I would love to read any of them. However, if I had to choose just one, I would probably begin with the Romantic Homes one. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway!

kathy.bruner@hotmail.com

Christy said...

How fun and generous. I would love Birds, Butterflies and Beasties to knit and crochet.

Christy
Lil Bit Brit

Alijane said...

Please count me in. I would love to win either baking made easy or the crochet butterfly book.

Take care.

Alison
x

Iaia said...

Hi, I am a new italian blogger. I love your site and yor giveaway. I've linked you to my blog. If I win I'd like to have the Romantic style book...
Ciao Iaia

sandy said...

Just discovered your blog and have only seen a portion so far, can't wait to pour over it all. Feel so inspired, thank you for sharing so much beautiful creativity with us all. If chosen for the book giveaway, I would pick the French book.

funkymonkey said...

What a generous giveaway. I'd love to enter please. If I won I would choose The Romantic Home, although it's a difficult choice from your selection.

Tracey

Beth said...

Oh my, Isabelle, what a wonderful giveaway!!! If I am so lucky, I would choose Romantic Prairie Style! But, all your offerings are fabulous! Thank you for the chance!!! xoxo Beth

June said...

What a wonderful giveaway Isabelle! I have wanted Fifi's new book since I heard about it. And Carolyn's book looks awesome as well.
sending hugs

Lululiz said...

Absolutely spoilt for choice, omg, this is difficult, you have some amazing books there. What to choose, what to choose, errrm, I think it would have to be Romantic Prairie Style, just because I like Fifi's blog so much. Thank you for such a fantastic giveaway.

Hookin It With Mr. Lick Lick said...

Hi Isabelle! Please enter me in your giveaway. :o) All look like lovely books but my interest lies in crochet. 75 Beasties looks very interesting! :o) Thank you much.

You can contact me through my blog should I be chosen. Now to nose around your attic.........

su@larkins.biz said...

thanks for your blog. i would love the book..how to decorate your walls.....love su

Katie said...

I would love the modern vintage style book! Fab blog!

Gigibird said...

Could you put me in the Creative Walls pot please.
I am a lurker .... enjoying seeing your progress setting up your studio space.
I'd be happy with the space you used to have...

Anya adores said...

Hi Isabelle, you've made it difficult to choose all these are awesome, however my favorite would have to be creative walls please. SO fingers crossed that you pick me.
xox
Anya

vintagerockchick said...

What a fab giveaway! Great books, and a dificult choice, but if I AM lucky, then Modern Vintage Style, Creative Walls or Romantic Style would be super, thank you ! x

karen said...

Hope you have a lovely weekend and find time just to smell the lovely spring air. I would love the Romantic Style book - its been on my wish list quite a while now. Karen X

Kim B said...

Wow what a giveaway. I would love romantic style. I just moved to a new home and could use tips on decorating.

christine said...

lovely books.. so hard to choose,but maybe 'french inspired style.' please enter me in your draw.. :)

Mary - Vintage Cottage said...

Hello Isabelle,

What a generous lady you are to be sure! My choice would be Pale and Interesting, as an antidote to all the colour in my house at the moment!

Best wishes, Mary

Corinne Phillips said...

What a very generous giveaway. I would plump for Modern Vintage Style if I was lucky enough to be a winner! Thanks Corinne

wendz said...

Mmmmm..lovely books. All of them - but if I won I'd choose Modern Vintage style. That's my favourite decorating style at the moment.

Maureen said...

Hello Isabelle,

What a very generous giveaway, if I were lucky enough to win, the book I would like is: Romantic Style . Your blog as always is lovely, wishing you good luck with your new venture.

Maureen

Karin Alton said...

I would love the 'creative wall' book, I have lots of favourite bits and pieces I'd like to put up. X

elaine r said...

I would choose the book Creative Walls- I always have trouble hanging pictures,etc.

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

icitea said...

I'd choose Romantic Style~

le.paradis.found at gmail dot com

farida said...

Hello,How very generous of you. You really do have a big heart.I would like to have this book "Romantic prairie style " by Fifi O Neill should i win. Thankyou. My email faridaanees@yahoo.co.in

farida said...

Hello, How very kind of you. I would like to have Romantic Prairie style by Fifi O Neill should i win. Thank you. My email faridaaneesm@yahoo.co.in

farida said...

Hello,
Please enter me in your give away. I like to have Romantic Prairie style by Fifi O Neill should i win. I have no blog. Thank you.
Please email me faridaaneesm@yahoo.co.in

Janet Marsden said...

How very nice of you

I woud just love 75 birds butterflies and beasties

andrewm.janet@virginmedia.com

Many thanks

Jan:-)

claudibee said...

Ah! Creative Walls would be my choice. I have oodles of stuff, crammed in cupboards. My walls feel a little naked.