Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Shabby Chic Surprise



Since being the lucky winner of Dusty Lu's Give Away...
...I have been looking forward to receiving Rachel Ashwell's book...

Shabby Chic Interiors, My Rooms, Treasures and Trinkets...



It arrived in the mail today!

I have loved Rachel's style for years...
...how lovely to have an autographed copy of this wonderful book!



Rachel dedicated this book to her Mum...
...who was born the same year as my Mom...



I love that.



Thank you Rachel...
...and thank you Lulu for hosting this wonderful give away!
I am one lucky girl!



My hydrangeas are fading in this heat...
...but so am I ! :)



At the Flea this weekend...
The Brocantess and I came across a box full of these old cold cream jars...

Mimi has vision...
...she bought them all and then let me take a few home.



So pretty...
The good news is that Mom was released from the hospital today and she and Dad are back at my sister Mary Beth's home.



The other good news is that those law school grads in Buffalo have completed day one of the BAR exam ...Whew!
By all accounts...it was difficult!

They are getting ready for the next part tomorrow so keep them in your thoughts and prayers!
Thank you!



I am linking to White Wednesday over at Kathleen's Faded Charm...
For more participants click HERE!

To enter the 52 FLEA 500th Post Give Back....click HERE...
Winner to be selected on August 1st !

Hope you all have a good night and a wonderful Wednesday!
:)

34 comments:

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Oh Laura,
I still have to get that book. How great you have an autographed copy and won it at Lu's as well.

I didn't know about your mom, I'm sorry to hear she was in hospital, but happy to hear she's going home to your sister's home. I will say a prayer for her and your family, will make sure I give a good word for the law school grads as well. You are in my thoughts, I know having an ill parent is one of the most difficult things. Hang in there sweet Laura.
xo

Yaya Chique said...

Hey girlfriend!
Beautiful as always! Just lovin' those creamy white jars with the splash of blue...xo

marcy said...

Those look great Ms Laura....much better than all of mine still stacked up in a corner :)

Colleen said...

...love your cold cream jars!...& the blue hydrangea ...So wonderful you won the Book!

Angela said...

Glad your mom is doing better. My mom was also born in 1927 and her mom in 1907, I came along in 1947! It was always easy to remember all our ages.

Linda said...

Such a great giveaway win and so fun to have it signed! I am glad to hear your mother is on the mend!

Bonjade said...

Oh such great news about your mum......
That's great.
And that book....indeed you are a lucky one...
I still want to have this one too......;)
But maybe you will show us some pictures....
Fine day

manon 21 said...

Je suis contente pour ces bonnes nouvelles chez toi.

Belle journée


Manon

Les Cotrions said...

This book looks so interesting Laura! Love the cream jars and the blue hydrangeas!
All the best for your mother!!! I'm sure she'll be well very soon!!!
Big hugs
Vale

Marilyn said...

Wonderful news about your Mom! Love the hydrangeas!
Have a Wonderful Day!
Love,
Marilyn

Theresa said...

Beautiful book, gorgeous cover and LOVE that she dedicated it to her Mom!

Those cold cream jars with the bright blue hydrangeas are so pretty! What a vision!

Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Rebecca said...

I just love cold cream jars-so many interesting shapes and sizes!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

How lovely, Laura. The book, the Moms' shared birthday, the hydrangeas, the jars, and leaving the hospital...

trash talk said...

Laura, I am so happy to read that your mother is coming home from the hospital...truly good news.
I know she doesn't remember, but I gave her that "Mother" saying years ago at Warrenton during the antique fair. I wish I had another to send to you.
Debbie

KarenSue said...

I love Rachel's books. I buy them all, I will even buy one I already have at the Thrift Store. Pretty little jars!
So glad your Mom is doing better. I will be praying for her recovery.
Enjoy your day,
KarenSue

Chrissy said...

Laura...I am so happy you won that book,your so sweet! Glad your Mom is on the mend...and happy to hear day one is over..our son Jess has his first(of many we hope)interview with the Police Dept. tomorrow at 9;00...a mere two and a half hours!!! If I pray anymore for him I will surely bust!! Enjoy your day my lovely friend!! x0

rustandruffles said...

Hi Laura,
Such pretty containers for your hydrangeas!!!
Happy day!
xojanis

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

The book is a wonderful win. It is full of eye candy. So glad you hear your mom is doing better. Hope she has a fast recuperation. I love the blue hydrangea in the white jars. I favorite color combination!!!

The French Bear said...

Laura, how wonderful for you to win this book, it looks so beautiful....she is so inspiring! I love the white bottles, especially with the blue of those gorgeous hydrangeas!!!!
Happy to hear good news about your Mom!
I'll say a prayer.....for all....!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Andy's Attic said...

Good news about your mom!! Congratulations on your win.
Annette

Terrell said...

Congrats on your win and blessings to you and your mom! Have a sunny day!
~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

So happy to hear your mom is getting out of the hospital. You and your family must feel such relief.
Good luck to Dan and his friends!

The faded blooms have a more vintage look now and look super in those little pots.
xxx
Carole

Olive Cooper said...

The blue against the white jars is crisp and understated. Happy WW! olive♥

Suz said...

Laura,
I am so happy to hear that your mom is out of the hospital. What good news! And those poor law students! It was pass soon...and hope your son passes on the first try. It is good they get to take it right away.

Love the hydrangeas in cold cream jars. You makes simple things lovely, my dear!

Hugs,
Suz

Anitra Cameron said...

How lovely the hydrangeas are in those simple white jars! And what good news about your Mom!

Mélanie A. said...

Wonderful news and beautiful pictures ...

Michelle said...

Hi Laura!
Glad you won the book you are going to love it! I read mine cover to cover in 2 days flat, I just could not put it down! I love that you used the cold cream jars for flowers, I came across a small box of them in a free box at a yard sale a few weeks ago and have been for the same thing!!!

Glad to hear your mom is doing better. That is good news.

:) Michelle

imaginationlane said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice message..it's very good to meet you! How lucky you are to have won an autographed copy of Rachel's book..congratulations! I'm sure we all love her...

The cold cream jars are brilliant in the use you put them to..very clever. Best wishes for your mother's speedy recovery...

Lynette

Rachael said...

LOVELY! Those are some precious memories that you have scooped into your lovely nest.

Gypsy Fish said...

Oh my those little white jars with the stunning blu hydrangeas....keep-it-itis!...tee hee...thanks for stopping by
hugs
Beth

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Hi Laura,
I have that book. Love it. How nice that you have it signed too:) I love the flowers in the cold cream jars - so pretty. Glad your Mom is doing better:) Great news!
~Debra
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

That was so cool that you won. My kids gave me this book for Christmas. I also recently came across white jars like yours. I love the hydrangeas that you put in them. Very pretty!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

you lucky lucky girl!!! xxx Julie

Lauren B said...

I just rented this book from the library and LOVED IT! Have fun reading!