Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Romantic Prairie Style and A Give Back


 A  few weeks ago I was contacted by Sharon
 from Ryland Peters & Small - CICO Books,
 who asked if I was interested in doing a book review on
Romantic Prairie Style
 

Well, YES....I would be more than happy to look at this book that people have been talking about all over our blogging community.
 As you know, I have been a bit absent these last few months so I haven't had the chance to take a look at this new book before now.


The book, by the infamous designer and photo stylist Fifi O"Neill and with beautiful photographs by Mark Lohman turns out to be a winner...a must have...a new favorite among the stacks of decorating and home decor books in my collection.
Oh my goodness...
 Let me tell you why this girl who has only ever seen
 the prairies of the midwest once in her life...
...this girl who lives near the Big Apple and summers in the Adirondacks has an affinity for romantic prairie style.


It turns out that what Fifi calls romantic prairie style is all about simple living, contentment, seeing the beauty in everyday objects, family first and a respect for mother nature and history.




I love that the book demonstrates how using re-purposed finds,
 collected vintage treasures and family heirlooms rich with meaning
 can infuse a home with a sense of authenticity and personality.




Each home is very different...
but all are connected to their settings...
the land that surrounds them...
...all have ties to family traditions and lifestyles.
These homes are honest, unpretentious, comfortable
 and undeniably beautiful spaces.


As I turned the pages of this beautiful book
 and took in all the details of the gorgeous photographs,
 I realized that these are real people, real families
 and many of them are, in fact, bloggers who I have come to know through our blogging community.

  I was delighted to see more of their homes
 and learn a bit more about their lives and their families.


Romantic Prairie Style is not just a country style decorating book
 ... it is about an entire way of living.
 It demonstrates how appreciating and using what you have in creative new ways can be fulfilling.
The book encourages us to look closer at the beauty
 that surrounds us.
It edifies the honesty and simplicity of humble living,
 the importance of family
 and honoring the history of our ancestors.

I didn't expect that! 


I just love looking at the beautiful, unique and homey spaces
 that are included in
Romantic Prairie Style.
I find myself inspired anew each time I turn the page.


Here are some of the talented and lovely bloggers whose blogs I love to visit and whose homes were featured in the book:

Tracey Leber from French Larkspur
Carol Spinski from Raised in Cotton 
and her new site and blog Carol Spinski
Anne-Marie from Na-Da Farm Life
Joy Waltmire from Savvy City Farmer
Andrea Dickerson from Faded Plains
Angela Reed from Parisienne Farmgirl
Caroline Verschoor from Ekster Antiques
Maria Carr from Dreamy Whites
and of course...
Fifi O'Neill from Chez Fifi

There were other homes featured... equally as charming,
 unique and inspiring.  I thoroughly enjoyed them all.


So much creative talent!


A Give Back!

Well, if you think you would enjoy Romantic Prairie Style 
 and would like to have a copy of your own...
simply leave a comment on this post. 

For a second chance, please spread the word
 through your blog or Facebook or Twitter.
(Don't forget to let me know you have done so!)


Just so you know...
I was not asked by the author or any of the featured home owners to write about Romantic Prairie Style.
I was not compensated in any way for this review...other than a copy of the book to read and an opportunity to offer one to you in the form of a Give Away.  I have never personally met Fifi or any of the bloggers listed with the exception of Carol Spinski who I met in person at Silver Bella last year. (She was so friendly!)


Having said that...
I do feel a connection to these featured blogger buddies...
several who have commented on my past posts here at 52 Flea
 and many whose blogs I love to visit for inspiration.
 So, yes...I consider them my friends!


But I didn't even know that some of them were featured
 until I read the book!
What a delightful surprise!

I guess that shows you just how removed I have been these last four months!


And I truly love the book!

In the months ahead I have several big home projects planned... 
 ...including a re-do of the kitchen up at the lake house ...
...a re-do on a shoestring budget I might add...
I am sure that I will be referring to
Romantic Prairie Style for inspiration!


The winner of this Give Back will be randomly selected 
on Sunday, April 17th.
Good luck! 
:)


...and if the winner wants a signed copy...the word on the street is that Fifi 
will be at Anne Marie's  Na-Da Farm Sale the weekend of May 20th and 21st.
  Go, enjoy and bring your book!
:)

191 comments:

Gail Thayer said...

Well, nicely done! I'd love a copy of this book....to gift to my bff!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Beautiful review...I would love to win a copy of this book....Thanks!!!

Heavens2Betsy said...

I came here purely by chance and could stay indefinitely. Such a beautiful blog. Your review made me want to buy the book so please do include me. Thank you, Penny

Ido said...

There have been some giveaways of the book in different blogs, I have entered but no luck. Hopefully this is it, if not, I truly enjoyed your review, thank you for offering this great giveaway.
Have a wonderful day!
XXX Ido

Ido said...

I posted a button about your giveaway on my sidebar for an extra chance. Thank you!
XXX Ido

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Awesome review and I would love to win a copy of this book. Have a great week.

Sandy

A Vintage Green said...

You are so right - history. We study, we talk, we blog, we learn. What a great book and a great review. It is such an add-on to family research. Repurposed. Thank you.
- Joy

All Seasons said...

Wow what a wonderful book with beautiful picture's. I'd like to have one of this book.

I put a link on my Facebook..

Hugs
Patricia
from Holland

Myszka said...

O, I'd love the copy of this fantastic book!!!

Carmen Sutton & Jean Hohulin said...

Oh I would love to look at this book in person the ideas are endless. Thanks for sharing!

Jenny Petricek said...

Looks like an intriguing read! Thanks for sharing with us!

Diane Mars said...

I would love to have a chance to win this lovely book, thanks for sharing all the beautiful pictures, I will tweet about this! Hugs, Diane in California

Tucker The Crestie said...

We would love the opportunity to win this book - such lovely homes to draw inspiration from!

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

Yay! I really want this book, but haven't bought one yet. Tried once, but that particular book store didn't have it. Maybe, maybe, maybe I'll get lucky and win this one!

Evermore Organics said...

I would love a copy! I need a great big infusion of romantic prairie style to brighten up this dull Baltimore existence.

NancyO. said...

Thank you for the chance to win this book. Love your blog.

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

I just linked to it on my Facebook fan page, too!

sharon said...

You wrote a beautiful review here - quite a responsibility !! Thank you for sharing so many images from this book, it really looks wonderful
Sharon

Karen said...

This is a very well written review. I haven't heard anything but good things about this book. Its so exciting that so many bloggers are featured. To have so much inspiration in one book is truly remarkable.

Kathy said...

Oh...I love it all!!! Great review of the book - the rooms look so comfortable and welcoming, and so very vintage. I'd love a chance to win! I'll post on my facebook page too!

I'm a new follower too! :)

Kathy

Suesan said...

Whoa! I love what I've seen so far. I'd truly enjoy a copy of the book. Thanks for hosting the give away.

Suesan said...

I posted about it on Facebook.

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Laura,
What a fabulous review!! I haven't gotten the book yet but I am dying to get it. I would love the chance to win. Hope your doing well and I wish you a beautiful day!
Sincerely,
Melinda

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I would love to own a copy of this book. It looks as pretty as everything that I have heard about it all throughout blog land. I am sure that this is one book that you take your time with. Thanks for offering it as a giveback.

Danielle

Valerie said...

What a beautiful book and love your blog. Job well done on both counts!

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Laura,
I posted your giveaway on my facebook page.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Blondie's Journal said...

Being that I live in Illinois, I have had the pleasure of meeting the 3 bloggers in the first three chapters, Anne Marie, Joy and Angela. Seeing their homes made my heart swell. The book is all the more better that the spaces belong to 'real' people!

Since I have the book, I will take a pass on your giveaway. I think you are going to have a ball getting inspiration from this book for your next few projects!

XO,
Jane

Glynis said...

Such wonderful pictures, and so many familiar names/blogs...now why doesn't my home look so good!!!
Glynis

eralamaga said...

Hi, I'd love to win a copy!!! Great review!!

EnchantedBella said...

Hi Laura,
I just adore romantic prairie style decorating. My husband is not to crazy about it so I am trying to incorporate that style with what we already have. It would be wonderful to have this book for inspiration. I get alot of inspiration form your blog. I just love it.
Thanks Rebecca

NancyO. said...

I've posted your giveaway on my facebook wall.

twoprincesses said...

What a great review... I cant wait to read it. Thanks. Susan

White Ironstone Cottage said...

What a wonderful review and I agree
Such a lovely group of bloggers
and loads of talent too
thanks for the fun giveaway
xo
Pam

White Ironstone Cottage said...

just posted it on my sidebar
xo
Pam

Nancy H. said...

I would definitely love to win this lovely book. Thanks for the chance!

Heather Bea said...

Wow! What a beautiful aesthetic this book has! Even if I don't win, I might purchase it! Cheers!

Lorrie said...

You've written a great review. I'd love to win a copy of this book. So much inspiration.

Aaron said...

I would LOVE that book! The pictures look amazing.

-Aaron {the girl with the boy's name}

www.mudpiesandmarigolds.blogspot.com

Rebecca said...

I want, want, want this book. Thanks for giving me/us a chance! Everything you show here just makes me want it more. (Did I say I want this book?)

Victoria said...

I don't Facebook or Twitter so I'll just throw my hat in for one chance! I've been hearing so much about this book and from everything I hear it's supposed to be wonderful!

C Pohl said...

Yes, Yes and oh Yes i would love a copy....
thank you soooooo much
c

Jamie said...

What a gorgeous book

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

Love your review and I would love a copy! Thanks for the chance!

Abby

Ann Tatum said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. It looks beautiful!!!

cottageprims said...

I've been drooling over the pictures in this book.I want my own copy sooo bad.Count me in.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Marian said...

Thanks for a peek into this beautiful book through your eyes...what a beautiful review, you have made me want to own this book even more. Thanks for the chance to win it!

Dolly said...

I would love to see it, hold it in my hands,savor every page, read every word, get lost in every picture, I would simply love to own this wonderful book!!

Thank you,
Hugs,
Dolly

decorator to the stars said...

PLEASE INCLUDE ME THANK YOU STOP BY & SAY HI GIO

Claudia said...

I'd love a copy. It sure looks wonderful. Thank you for your honest review!

Anji Johnston said...

Oh to be able to turn the pages of this book and savour every detail! Please count me in for the giveaway Laura and wonderful review BTW!

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

Any author {and supporting contributors} would feel so appreciated by your review! For sure it's going on my wishlist after reading this glowing review. Xo

Diane said...

Hi, after being one of those "lurkers" for several months, I recently started publicly following your blog. Not sure why it took me so long but here I am and I look forward to more of your posts and the chance to win this great book to add to my collection

KarenSue said...

I would love one!

VintageCrafter said...

What a beautiful book! I would be thrilled to win such a terrific giveaway. It's funny but it is so true that after reading others blogs you just feel as if they are indeed friends!
Please count me in!
*smiles*
Carol

KarenSue said...

On my side bar!

KarenSue said...

on my facebook!

Anne Marie... said...

Hi Laura...looks and sounds like you had a nice time away from the computer.....

funny thing is: I haven't seen the book yet...and it's bizarre seeing my kitchen on your blog

and you are right...the word on the street is correct...Fifi and Mark will both be here for a few days...for which I can't wait to catch up and have a few laughs with Mark and Fifi - they are so hilarious.....and so super nice....

are you coming Laura?? I hope so!
xo+blessings,
Anne Marie

It's me said...

That's my dream !!...a sign book of Fifi......i have that book since a few days and it is so so wonderful.......yes !!.....she did a great job with this book i love Fifi.....and you of course !! love love love Ria....xxx...

Simply Bungalow said...

What a wonderful review. It made me want to run out and get the book. It looks lovely.
~Heidi

Ang said...

Wow! What a wonderful review and beautiful pictures. I cannot wait to read the book whether by being a lucky winner or purchasing, I am excited! Thank you for the opportunity.

Summer said...

Beautiful! This would definitely go to my mom if I won...totally her style!

It's Just Me said...

I stopped by for my weekly check in and to my surprise your having a giveaway : ) I dream to have a home that looks as serene as the homes featured. What a beautiful book and an inspiration to all of us. I bet it was an easy book to review : )

Mitzi said...

I would love to win a copy of that book. Thank you very much and Happy Spring.

robyn from whimages said...

GREAT give away! ;=)

amyd said...

thanks so much for giving a sneak peek at the book - yes, it definitely looks like something I would love to own - count me in!
amy of four corners design

Sandy said...

Beautiful!! Yes, please enter my name to win this gorgeous book...

Suz said...

I would love a copy and I will put it in my blog. That looks like a book I would want to own!
XO,
Suz

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

I'd love love to have the book! Love your blog too btw!!

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Shared on Fb too http://www.facebook.com/thevintagefarmhouse

Sandra said...

I would love to win the book!

Heidi Johnson (Hagedorn) said...

Hi,
I'm interested in learning more about this down to earth style...I would like a copy too!
Have a nice day!

Nelly said...

I know I would love that book too best of luck to everyone.

Anonymous said...

I would love to have that book, so inspiring...
I need to be the lucky one!
Magda from ARTFIRE (store:re-design)
Shared on my facebook.

Karen said...

Put my name in the hat--I would love to win this book! Thanks for such a great review. I love and try to live the philosophy expressed in the book of honoring the past, appreciating the beauty around us, and looking at our "things" in a creative way to make our home a haven for our family. It sounds like that is what this book is all about, as well as your beautiful blog.

About Vintage French Hen said...

Wonderful review for a beautiful book, Perfect for anyone's coffee table!
Marcia

About Vintage French Hen said...

I have posted this give away on my Facebook! Marcia

Adeline Country Cottage said...

Beautiful post and amazing blog, yes this book has been on my wish list for quite sometime, Fifi is an amazing person and designer, I truely love her style for many years...I have spread the word via facebook too

xxx
Kirstie

Brooks Interior said...

LOVE THE BOOK. You did a great review as well. I'm inspired by all the bloggers in this circle. I keep a wide variety of books for my clients and would be delighted to have this book for my studio.

Brooks Interior said...

I also added you on my FB and would put you on my side bar ..... if I knew how. :0)

Trisha said...

I know that I would lose myself in this book! So wonderful...thanks for the chance to win!!

~Trisha

cheryl kuhn said...

thanks so much for sharing this wonderful book, even if I don't win it at least I had the opportunity to look at all your beautiful photos of, thanks for sharing!

Kim said...

You've got my mouth watering for a copy of this book.....it looks wonderful!! Maybe I will win..if not I will be making a trip to the bookstore!

The Cranky Queen said...

Oh, what a nice giveaway...the book looks so fab! Thanx for sharing. I would love to be the winner...Tiff

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Hey Laura....thanks for your comment and prayers. I actually went to the mall this week to buy the book, but B&N was sold out! Maybe...just maybe, I'll win.

If not I'll definitely be on the lookout for this wonderful book..

Blessings,
Susie

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Prairie eye candy, I would love to win

Carol

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

A fantastic review and a must have book, its so lovely it includes some of my most favourite bloggers too
alicia

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

I would love a copy of this book . . . this style is just right up my alley! Thanks for the chance! Becky G. in GA

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

I've shared a link to this blog post on my facebook page. Thanks again! Becky G. in GA

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

pick me! pick me!

Anonymous said...

What an enticing review! I hope I win!

Barbara

chedeb5353 said...

Love your blog and would love to win the book! chedeb5353@hotmail.com

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Oh goodness Laura....I would LOVE a chance to win this wonderful book! THANK YOU for the opportunity to try and win it :) Have a great week!
Maura :)

Karen F said...

I love reading your blog, and today was really happy to see the new book by Fifi being featured. Your review made me want the book even more and I would love to be entered in the drawing. Thanks for the preview for all us folks out in blogland!

LizlovesVintage said...

Thanks Laura for such an in depth book review. I've heard so much chit chat about it. Wow! Lovely! You can remodel my kitchen. It needs it.
xxx Liz

becca said...

I absolutely love this style! Everything about this book screams that if I'm not picked, I'm getting the next chance I have at the bookstore! Thank you for a lovely give away and an insightful review.

lizzy said...

Hi Laura! Your review made me want to read/ see this gorgeous book; I love how you put my own design philosohpy into words: ''appreciating and using what you have in creative new ways....look closer at the beauty that surrounds us... the honesty and simplicity of humble living,the importance of family, and honoring the history of our ancestors.''
Wonderful.
As for the book, as a child of the prairie who now lives at the beach, all I could think was, Throw in a few starfish and those rooms will be *perfect*...but that s just me. Put my name on the list?

love

robin/ lizzy at gone to the beach

Becky C said...

What a great review :) It does sound wonderful. I'd love a copy. Thanks for the chance.
Blessings
Becky C

Terri Gordon said...

Oh this book looks so beautiful. I would love to win this. I love to visit your beautiful blog, you always have such beautiful posts. Thank you so much for the opportunity and have a wonderful week. Terri

Ana Maria said...

I agree, the book sounds fabulous! ... And, I would love to win one!

Thank you for your wonderful, inspirational blog!

Sending blessings your way,
Ana Maria

Angela said...

Thanks for the great review, it makes me sure that I want a copy.

Ana said...

Yes, yes, yes, I´d love to win this gorgeous book. Thanks

Sherry said...

Me too! I can see myself with a cup of tea and that book!

Trish said...

Oh how I love that porch our new house has a large dark porch. I love the great inspiration for making it bright and inviting.

Carol R said...

I'm not sure if this giveaway is open to international readers but, if it is, I would love to be entered into the draw for this lovely book!

peet said...

Dear Laura
What a gorgeous book, i love the style !! I love to join your give back !!!

A lot off love from Holland
a big hugg Peet

BB said...

I too love the romantic prairie style and am living smack dab in the middle of the land of prairies right here in Iowa. I loved your review and would really like to win the book!
Brenda

Theresa said...

I would love that book, I have seen some of the photos here in blogland but I want to thank you for filling us in on how they connected the family and ancestors to the photos. I love that! Thanks for the chance to win it! xoxo

Theresa said...

your giveaway is now on my sidebar for all to see! xoxo

Julie Hand said...

I always enjoy your posts. I read them as soon as I get a notice a new post is available. I have your blog sitting on the desktop of my igoogle home page. I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I am new to blogging and yours inspires me often.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I would love a copy of Fifi's new book! It looks to be a real winner!~Hugs, Patti

Snuskebassa said...

Gorgeous book!
Love from LIV

Mic said...

Would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to have a copy! Thanks for the chance! Pam N.

Amy Griffin said...

Swoon, what great book, I would love to win a copy.... and if not will definitely be buying one!

ingrid said...

OH YES, sure I would love to win a copy.Is it possible for me to have a chance?Or is it not allowed when you are from a foreign country?
Love from Holland,

Glenys said...

I would like this book. Everything in it is so pretty!

AshleaD said...

OMG! I would LOVE a copy of this book! eek! :)

Alice said...

What a great review! I would love to win this lovely book!!!

Alice said...

I posted this giveaway on the sidebar of the blog:

www.blissguild.blogspot.com

I really, really, really wanna win!

Robin said...

Hi Laura...LOVE your blog and your style. I would be honored to be included in your give-a-way drawing for that amazing book!! Thanks for such a fine gift.

LuLu said...

Looks like an awesome book!

Carol said...

Who doesn't love the opportunity to peek into such charming homes? Thank you for sharing a copy with one lucky reader.

Smiles,

Carol
jcdas@msn.com

Chellie said...

What a beautiful book, and a great Mother's Day present. Thanks for the chance to win.

Rachel Noelle said...

Hi Laura~ I was so happy to see your beautiful blog featured in the new issue of Romantic Homes!!;) Congrats!! I just did a post about the new issue and am going to mention your feature too!! Hugs, Rachel

French Farmhouse 425

Anonymous said...

would love a copy. thank you!

diedre

licha20 said...

Wonderful giveaway!

Wish me luck..

Tamra said...

I'd LOVE a copy of this book!!! A girl can dream can't she? Yep, I'm a dreamin' I'll win this one!

Wanda said...

That is a lovely book!!! Thanks for the opportunity to enter!!!
best regards,
Wanda

Lisa said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win this beautiful book!
Lisa

Kathy B. said...

I've been hearing so much about this lovely book--I would love to win it! Thanks for the opportunity!!!

Anonymous said...

I posted on FB too Thank you.
Paula
paula.robertson@ymail.com

Anonymous said...

would love a copy of this awesome book It is beautiful and your review was great!
Paula
paula.robertson@ymail.com

Alice W. said...

It looks amazing...so much inspiration. Can't wait to my hands on a copy ;)

Tara said...

Oh wow...what a great book..Would love to have a copy..xx

Angela said...

Woo wee there's some fierce competition to win this book that you're so generously giving away! Lots of lovely homes to get some inspiration from. Glad you're back, BTW. :)

Florence said...

What a great review I must get to the store and get my copy, so that I might be so inspired. Thanks for sharing. Hugs and welcome back. Let your healing begin. Florence

Pink Princess said...

I'd love to be able to win a copy of this book as well. Heard so much about it :)

Thanks and hugs from Marian

dutchy19 (at) gmail (dot) com

French Curiosites said...

Add my name in to the mix. The book looks great!

Tricia said...

If this book is 1/4th how you describe it, it must be an absolutely fabulous book! I love that it is not just about decorating, but about those things that are so important to us: family, history, simplicity and more. I would love to win a copy. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful post about this book. I'll be sharing your post with my friends!

Blessings,
Tricia

Tricia said...

I posted on my blog at www.alteredschoolmarm.blogspot.com

Ms. Knitsalot said...

Would LOVE to win this book. Looks very inspirational and the photographs seem amazing. Thanks for the giveaway!

ginny said...

I would totally like to learn more about this style! Please include me in the giveaway!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

I ADORE this book, Laura! Just love the homes featured in it and isn't it double the pleasure when it's one of our blogging friends' homes?!! Good luck with all of your big projects, my friend. I hope they turn out wonderfully for you. p.s. you can disqualify me from the giveback as I already have this amazing book :)

Carol Spinski said...

Dear Laura~

Your book review was wonderful! Thank You so very much for capturing the spirit and the reason behind why we love the "Prairie" lifestyle:))

Also, Your friendship and mention of me makes my heart SMILE:)
Blessings,
Carol

ps Don't enter me:))) Just had to stop by:))

donald said...

what a glowing review. I would love a copy of this book. quirkfarms

Kris said...

I would love a copy of this book! I seem to follow most of these blogsites and have not seen the book as of yet. And April 17th is my birthday-maybe that will bring me luck?!Thanks for the chance!

Breck Mom said...

What a fun giveaway! It is true, that while I may never meet the bloggers I follow in person, I definitely feel that they are my friends.

Mary Anne said...

Hello Laura:

How wonderfully kind of you the present the contents of this book so beautifully. I am going to Joy's Shop the Shed next week and will be buying one without a doubt.

I think of you often as you adjust to life without you dear mom. In my thoughts...........

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Wow dear Laura
I'm getting on a very long list of hopefuls here.. but of course would love to win a copy of this book.. Nothing makes a home feel more special than surrounding ourselves with object from our past.. our own and our ancestors..

Love your post Laura.. and all the wonderful pages you have presented to us.. Have a great weekend. and welcome home!! ciao xxxx Julie

leslie said...

This looks like an amazing book.
leslie

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

That Book Is Fabulous.... Hope I'm Lucky
Thanks
CHeryl

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness, I've been out of the scene as far as blogging for a month or more and it was so nice to come back to visit your blog (a favorite of mine) again. What a nice review - this looks like a book I must add to my wish list! Thanks for sharing! Maybe I'll get lucky...

Michelle
www.newengland-style.com

eli said...

oh I was pretty sure I had left a comment yesterday oooh my! I'd love to have this book!

Anyway I've come back to tell you I posted the giveback in my blog and facebook on Wednesday.
Thank you Laura!

Kelley - a very JunqueyGal! said...

I'd love the chance to win. Thx!

Marilyn said...

Love to win something! This book is beautiful.

Fete et Fleur said...

How did I miss this in your last few posts?? I'm crossing my fingers.

Hugs!
Nancy

Nancy said...

Gorgeous book! Looks like one to inspire for many years to come! Thank you for offering a chance to win a copy ♥

sandra said...

Please add my name in the giveaway!!! I adore your blog and love the photos of this beautiful book!

Rustique Gal said...

Wow Laura,
You have me salivating for this book! I love the style too, and would love to see more of some of these bloggers' homes.
Enjoy the weekend!
Sherry

peggie said...

Just found you. Love your blog! Need style in our home. Would love to have this book.
Peggie
berthamillard@gmail.com

Mystica said...

I'd love to be counted in for this wonderful giveaway.

Amanda said...

Thank you for the review! I would love to add this one to my stack of favorite decor inspirational books!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

wandalee said...

Wow - would LOVE to receive this book! But seeing as I NEVER win these giveaways, I think I'll put it on my "Mother's Day" wish list :-) Love your blog and frequently visit the blogs featured in this book - I didn't reaize that it was so full of my favorites! Thanks for the great review -
Wanda in NH

Bee Lady said...

Well I've never heard of Romantic Prairie Style but I love it. And if I don't win this book, I'm going to have to get a copy because it's exactly what I want my new home we are building to look like!

Cindy Bee

Linda said...

Hi Laura, What a gorgeous giveaway. I would be honoured to win. Now I must go back a check out all those beautiful homes.

Jayme L. said...

Absolutely beautiful! I'd love to snuggle down with this book and get inspired. Thanks for the chance to win.

LP Vintage said...

A beautiful book!! Thank you for the chance to win!

Vintage Bee Design said...

Hi Laura From Windy Oklahoma...I would love to have this book...my sister is building a new house in Florida and this is SOOOOOO her...thanks for all your inspiration...I absolutely love your Blog...Vintage Bee Design...Brenda

C Pohl said...

The book is indeed beautiful, would love to have a copy!

thank you
c

Full Circle Creations said...

Loved your review. If I don't win, I'm going to go out and get a copy of it. Thanks for the chance.

Dragonlady said...

I would love to win a copy of htis gorgeous book, Thanks
Brenda

bvdragonlady1@aol.com

Elsina said...

Thank you for the review! I hope to get a chance to read the book in the future! surely on my wishlist!

jojessica said...

Looks so inspiring! I would love a copy.

gail said...

Hi Laura-the book looks absolutely wonderful, and of course I would love a copy. I'm sittin here with my bum leg, so it would be a great thing for me to have to pass the time and dream about when I can do projects again!
thanks,
gail

Debbi Beverage said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win this great book! I really enjoy following your blog.
Debbi from @ the beach

north pal said...

laura, please enter my name in the giveaway. it looks to be a wonderful to settle in with and throughly enjoy. keep your fingers crossed and i will also. Bestest,Denise

pamq said...

I have been trying and trying and trying to win this book on umpteen blog giveaways....

No luck.

So, as they say...if at first you don't.....

You know the rest.

Please sign me up, Laura!

And thank you!

manon 21 said...

Avec du retard mais je joue....

Amitiés Laura

Manon

joetterer said...

Can I squeeze in a comment this sunday morning? I'd love a copy of that book!

Rosie said...

I just discovered your blog - it is so beautiful!

Deborah said...

We have alot in common! :)
I have a giveaway for this book too..although not signed by Fifi. I love your blog..its gorgeous! Im your newest follower (purehunnybee) You dont have to enter my name..Ive already got one as well and Im lovin' it!! xo

Deborah xo

Nancy said...

wow! what an exciting giveaway. I love your blog & generousity!
Nancy

Tammy ClothandPatina said...

What a stunning and inspirational book! I love all the accents and use of the weathered elegant elements, just beautiful. Thanks so much for your generousity!

Tammy

Chellie said...

Beautiful book. Thanks for your blog and chance to win.

Miss Gracie's House said...

Ohh...I want to play...if it's not too late:)...I'm new to reading your blog...you've got style!
Rene

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful book. I'd love to win.

sweetiesuzy@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Looks like a beautiful book packed full of inspiration! Thanks for a chance to win!
Angel

Wooden Chest Studio said...

Yes, please add me. I am just that little prairie girl! So romantic....hummmmmm...already in dream land....

Antique Shows said...

Sounds like a beautiful "must have" addition to my collection. Please count me in!!
Susan

Anonymous said...

Hello Laura. Would love to win. The feelings evoked by this book, this style, are what draw me to it, and your blog. The connection to family, good friends, beauty in simple pleasures is so appreciated. Am just starting my own blog and junking/home crafting bz with a wonderful 'adopted son' partner and your blog is such an inspiration! Will leave my email for now but will stop by and 'connect' blogs (total newbie, duh) when we're up and running. Kari @ Fatbobsgirl@yahoo.com.

joanne said...

love your blog....and this book is great...received my copy yesterday....i just love its simplicity and beauty.....have a great day....and thanks for sharing your life.....

Hello Vintage said...

I would love to be included also. Thanks!