Friday, May 09, 2008

New Books and a Last Minute *Giveaway!*

Books
We headed out to the resale store this afternoon and all kinds of wonderful book popped out at me from the full bookshelves!

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This little quote book has beautiful drawings and pictures of Royal Albert Old Country Roses.

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This is my mom's favorite china pattern, so I will be sending this book to her.

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Have you heard of The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden?

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It is filled with beautiful nature drawings, poems and personal thoughts.

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Prayers and Blessings for your Home

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Sweet poems and quotes that take us through all four seasons.

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No Better Friend Than You

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Another seasonal book with friendship poems and quotes. It would make a great gift!

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An Invitation to Tea by Emilie Barnes. Inside are 10 different themed teas, along with lots of recipes.

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And last but not least, The Gentle Art of Hospitality by Alda Ellis. I have never seen this book before, but glancing through it, I can see that it is filled with great ideas and recipes...

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~Create a warm kitchen welcome
~Room fragrance all year long
~Flavored Iced Teas
~A well-stocked pantry
~Friendship gifts
~Ideas to make your gathering delightful

I already own two of these books and found extra copies of the other ones, so I decided to have a giveaway!

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Here are the books I'm giving away:
~The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden (paperback)
~Prayers and Blessings for your Home
~No Better Friend Than You
~An Invitation to Tea by Emilie Barnes
~The Gentle Art of Hospitality by Alda Ellis

To enter the giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment before Sunday May 11, 08 at 11:59 pm EST. You don't have to have a blog to join in, just leave an email address, so I have a way of reaching you. Good luck!

Mother
I also want to take this time to say Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful moms here in blog land. I hope your day is very special!

134 comments:

Mrs. Hurzeler said...

I would love to be entered. All these books seem right up my alley. Thanks for the chance.

Marci said...

I would love to be entered into your giveaway. Thanks so much Kelli!!!

JanMary said...

What beautiful books you have found. I would love to enter, but I appreciate Ireland may be a bit too far away to post them to!

mummymac said...

Reading from Northern Ireland too!

Happy Mothers Day to you and all your readers, even though we don't celebrate at this stage.

We celebrate in March (not sure why really)

:-)

Anonymous said...

Happy Mothers Day from Australia. I really love the drawings in some of the books. Bless you, Erica.

Mica Garbarino said...

Happy mothers Day to you too !!! Have a graet blessed day !!! Mica

~~Anne said...

I would love the chance to win these wonderful books. Thanks so much, Kelli.
May you be blessed with a wonderful Mother's Day too.

~~Anne
www.backyardtreasures.wordpress.com

Just Mom said...

I love books, and these books are simply beautiful. Please enter me in your giveaway.

justmomsmusings@gmail.com

Emily M said...

The books are lovely - please enter me in your giveaway. I enjoy reading your blog.

Nanna said...

Happy Mother's Day! I enjoy reading your blog.

Mrs. H. said...

Hi Kelli,
Please enter me in the drawing. Ths books look wonderful. I love the old-fashioned looking illustrations in them. I enjoy your blog very much. Thank you for hosting a fun give-away!
Mrs. H.

Jen said...

I would love for you to enter me...I love Hospitality things.

onthecreek said...

The books sound great! Enter me in!
Donna

arlene said...

Kelli...what a treasure trove you found at the resale store. Thanks for doing a giveaway! Happy Mothers Day!

beingmolded said...

I would llove to be entered too, Kelli!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Anonymous said...

Happy Mother's Day! Please enter me in your giveaway as well. These books look so wonderful, I plan on searching them out for myself if I don't win. :)

Thanks, Sunny

Judy said...

The books look wonderful. Please enter me in the Giveaway.
Happy Mothers Day to you Kelli.

Michaele said...

I've never heard of a "resale" before! What treasures you found- I'd love to be entered in your giveaway- the chance to win such beautiful books is too good to pass up! Thanks for your generous spirit, and Happy Mother's Day to you!

Mrs. N. said...

I enjoy your blog and Seasonal Delights very much. Your garden pictures make me very anxious to get outside. It is still too chilly here but at least the grass is greening and the leaves are finally budding out. Please enter me in the drawing... I borrow the Country Diary from our library on occasion. I think its time again.

thecoolmom said...

A couple of these I wasn't familiar with, but they all look wonderful. Thanks for sharing your finds with us as well as sharing your beautiful home. Please enter me in the giveaway.

Kindra said...

What a fun giveaway! Have a great mother's day!

Julian said...

i love your blog. I look at it several times every day. I also live in Texas. I am often inspired by your entries, and love to see what you have planned each day. Please enter me in the drawing.
Christina Gomez

Martha said...

Count me in! Love your blog!

Babette said...

These books you have found much be so inspirational to look at. Would love to see one for myself. Have a Happy Happy Mother's day!!

Tiffany said...

And you found all of these in one store at one time!I especially love the Edwardian Lady one.The nature pictures are gorgeous.

I love seeing your garden pictures from time to time. Blessings, Tiffany

Mommy said...

Those are beautiful books. I would love to be entered. Happy Mother's Day!!!!

pizzlewigg said...

I'd love to be entered they sound wonderful.
Happy Mother's Day to you too!

Sharon said...

What wonderful treasures you find when you're out shopping. I would love to be entered in your give away. Thank you.

A Hint of Home said...

This is so sweet of you and I would love to be part of it.
Have a wonderful Mother's Day tomorrow.

gramof_1@msn.com

Dani said...

I was going to comment on the great book finds and then saw you are giving them away!

Please count me in and thank you for your generosity.

mamabear said...

Those are such delightful books. They would be a wonderful addition to anyone's home. Thanks for doing this fun giveaway.
~dawn

Becki said...

Everytime I visit your blog I am inspired, Kelli.

The pictures of these books makes me think what wonderful finds I likely pass up when I'm out and about that would bless my fellow homeschool mom friends.

I am not a "shopper" by nature and I just don't look for such things, but your blog has caused stirrings in me to be more observant when I am out -- and to even go the extra mile sometimes to look for such treasures.

Your generosity is inspiring as well.

Thank you for the lovely ideas you post on your site!

Deborah said...

I would dearly LOVE to be entered in your book drawing! I have several pieces of the Country Diary china. So sweet of you to think of your blogger friends with these lovely books! Thank you!

Melyssa R. said...

My mother had the Edwardian Lady one when I was a little girl and it was one of her favorites. I haven't seen it since then so it was a walk down memory lane. Anyway, I would love to be in your book drawing. They are all lovely books! melyssar at gmail dot com

Emmy said...

OOOh... what fun! I would love any of these books...some are from my favorite authors. Thanks Kelli!

Anonymous said...

I would love to receive any of your beautiful books! Thanks!
slmiller@rothsay.us

DeNiece Barnes said...

I would love to be aapart of your giveaway,I could use the books to share with homeschool mothers in my neck of the woods. Happy Mother's Day ladies and God bless....

ohiofarmgirl said...

Hi Kelli, What fun....enter me too please. Have a great Mother's Day. Dianntha

Liz said...

They all look like wonderful books. I wanted to let you know that I created some wonderful spring baskets based on your idea for a mother's day gardening gift basket. My mother loved hers and the other I sent to my secret pal at work. Thanks for the idea. I love seeing all your beautiful ideas and crafts. Thanks for sharing your home with us.

The Feathered Nest said...

Happy Mother's Day Kelli!f I'd love to be entered in your drawing!

Manuela

AllyJo said...

Enter me! Enter me! I think I'm winning! I think I'm winning. :)

Hugs and blessings.

Ruth said...

Thank you for this generous opportunity! I am a huge fan of Emilie Barnes, but any of those books would be a complete delight.

Wanita said...

The books look wonderful Kelli. How thoughtful of you to do a giveaway.

Happy Mother's Day!

LBP said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway! You really hit the jackpot at your resale store!

Blessings

Linda

Thyen Party of Four said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful books!!!

Nancy M. said...

I would have been jumping up and down with all those books! What a sweet blessing!
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO YOU!

Jeannie said...

Enter me in please Ms. Kellie Dear. Thanks a bunch!

Jessica said...

Hi Kelli, This giveaway is just another display of your kindness and generousity. Hope you pick me!

Vickie said...

Books - there's no better giveaway! And they are beautiful!!

Lisa said...

Hi Kelli! I recently discovered your site and blog and have really enjoyed it. You inspire me to look for beauty in the simple things and hunt for treasures at resale shops. I would love to enter your contest for the beautiful books. Thank you so much for the amazing craft ideas and homey tips you offer.

Deb said...

Kelli,
I have so much enjoyed your blog since stumbling upon it! As a single, full time working mom of 5, it's like a little vacation every time I read your blog! You write about doing everything that I would like to do! I've tried some of your recipes and they are easy and taste wonderful! Thanks for making my life a little easier at dinner time. Happy Mother's Day to you and each of your readers! Oh yeah, all this to say, I would love to be entered in the giveaway! Debi in VA

PamelaK said...

What a beautiful giveaway, Kelli! I would love to be entered! How sweet of you that we don't have to have a blog! I don't have one yet - maybe one of these days - but I have been truly enjoying your recipes and ideas and get so relaxed and refreshed when i visit here! My e-mail address is pamelakaymela@yahoo.com Thank you again for everything! Happy Mother's Day!

Honest to Ya~Ya said...

Wow...how very sweet of you!

Happy Mother's Day to YOU!♥

Bren said...

What a great selection of books. I would love to be in your drawing!

Needled Mom said...

What lovely books. Please count me in.

My grandmother had the Old Contry Rose china and I had embroidered a tablecloth and eight napkins to match it for her 85th birthday. She ended up giving me her china (and the tablecloth) and I love it to this day.

Kim said...

Oh what a wonderful find! Please enter my name! I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win these books! Did I mention that I would LOVE to win these? LOL!

Have a blessed Mother's Day!

~ Kim

Carolyne said...

Oh-h-h-h what wonderful finds! Just like friends, no one can have too many good books.
Happy Mother's Day as you enjoy loving your dear family.
cecarrick@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Please enter me! My daughter and I enjoy being inspired by beautiful books! Happy Mothers Day.
matrent@tds.net

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in the drawing. I love books! Thank you.

Sue.momof3@gmail.com

Capturing Today said...

Those sound like lovely books to read with my girls! Happy Mother's Day!

Jennifer said...

You have such a wonderfully sweet blog. Many of the things you share would never work in my home (design wise), but the hospitality you show and teach transcends all of that!

Thank you for your example.

Laurie said...

Please sign me up, too! Thanks...love your blog!

laurie_rgrs@yahoo.com

Sharon said...

Kelli,
I stopped by to tell you "Happy Mother's Day!" and saw that you are having a give-away. I missed your last one, so I am so happy to be entered in this one!
Have a wonderful day!

Primgal55 said...

What wonderful finds!

Happy Mother's Day, hugs, Linda

Chelsea D said...

I would love if you would enter me. Thanks so much!
Chelsea

Anonymous said...

Wow Kelli! What a wonderful giveaway. The winner will sure be blessed. Add me please.
Thank you and have a wonderful Mother's Day!
Julie D.
www.homeschoolblogger.com/juldos

Jennifer said...

I would love to enter your giveaway.

Anonymous said...

What lovely books for a generous giveaway. Please include me in your drawing. sacollum@gmail.com

Blessed said...

You have a beautiful blog - I'd love to be entered in the drawing those books look wonderful!

Julieann said...

I came by to wish you a wonderful Mother's Day dear friend!!

Julieann

Emma said...

What a lovely thing to do, Kelli! Happy Mother's Day!

Kim said...

Kelli,
I love your gardens and your blog! What great books you found and so nice of you to share!
happy Mother's Day!
Kim
mytupkim2003@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I have read your blog for a long time now and love it always. You inspire my daughter and I so much. You have always given her such good advice on homeschooling. I would love to be entered. Thank you, Diana from Oklahoma

Valerie said...

I would love to be a part of this giveaway. Thanks so much.

Kimberly said...

Happy Mothers Day to you, Kelli!

Bree said...

Happy Mother's Day to you as well. Sounds like fun reading! Thank you!

breefro@yahoo.com

dot said...

I see you already have 76 comments so don't put my name in the hat. Just wanted to wish you a Happy Mother's Day!

trishh said...

I would love to be entered in the giveaway. Thanks so much. Have a Happy Mothers Day. trishh1256@yahoo.com

Julie said...

Hi, Kelli,

Please do not consider this as an entry for your giveaway. At my age I am trying to de-clutter and I have more books than I can manage now.

But I had to write to tell you that Edith Holden's "Country Diary" is among my most treasured books. I had bought the original, but it burned in my house fire. Fortunately, I was able to find a copy again and I love it so. I would love to see the real thing in England someday.

Whoever wins "Country Diary" will be so thrilled. Please gift this and the other books to someone who will truly love them.

Hugs, Julie

Cat said...

Oh what a small world, I was just at a local antique "mall" and was browsing through some of those books. I didn't buy them as it was the end of the day, and I had already a cart full of things.

Hugs!!!

P.S. I really enjoy your blog.

MammyT said...

Kelli, Count me in. Happy Mother's Day to you and I hope you and your family have a blessed time together.
Nancy

Teresa said...

Love the books! love to be entered. Happy Mothers day to you.

Jaderocks said...

Wow those books look wonderful. I would love to enter your giveaway. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Kelli....what wonderful books!
Please include my name. Hope
you have a special Mother's
Day with your family.
Thanks....Pat
te1904@msn.com

Cathy said...

Your books are beautiful, Kelli. And my goodness, what a response to your giveaway! You are very sweet. Have a Happy Mother's Day.

Charity said...

What neat books! Please enter me! :)

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

Lovely books! I do have a lot of books, but I don't have any of these, so I'd love to be entered in your drawing!
*Heidi*
Everday Cookies

ceekay said...

Just little ole Ceekay wanting in on the fun. Have a wonderful mother's day!

Michaela said...

Happy Mother's Day!
Please enter me in the drawing.

Bee Jay said...

Hi Kelli
You're a very generous person to think of others! I'm sure you'll find a worthy recipient for your giveaway books.
I've had a great Mothers Day - being 'down-under' we started our day a little earlier than you did but I sure hope you have a very happy day with your family.
God's blessings!

Jenny said...

Happy Mother's Day!!

Please enter me in the drawing! Those books look wonderful!

Danielle said...

Happy Mother's Day to you all, as well.

Heather said...

Happy Mother's day to you Kelli!

Love,Heather

Melissal89 said...

All those books look so lovely, but for me especially The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady. Ohhh, I would love that for sure!!

Blessings and Thanks,

Melissa
In the Sparrow's Nest
www.homeschoolblogger.com/melissal89

Feathering My Nest said...

Happy Mother's Day, Kelli!

Amanda said...

Thank you for this giveaway ~ I'd love any of these books!

ayuzzi(at)hotmail(dot)com

Storybook Woods said...

Oh I have never seen The Gentle Art of Hospitality. I will have to check it out. Thank you. Have a blessed Mother's day. Love Clarice

happy@home said...

I enjoy reading your blog very much. This is the first time I have left a comment.
What beautiful books you found. You must have had a fun trip to the resale shop.
I would love to be entered in your giveaway.
Thanks for sharing with us and Happy Mother's Day to you.

Anonymous said...

Happy Mother's Day Kelli!
I enjoy visiting your blog and your Seasonal Delights -- recipes and decor!!! :o) Would love to be entered into your giveaway-- Ienjoy books and those books have some really neat art work to go with the writings! Blessings! Karyl
k_d_charlie@yahoo.com

Heart4MyHome said...

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
May the day be as special as you are!

Please enter me!!

Barbara H. said...

Happy Mother's Day to you!

I'd love those -- what great finds!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in the drawing too! Happy Mothers Day Kelli

Christina I.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

What amazing bargains!

I'd love to be included. :)

O. said...

you're a master of finding good things in resale stores! :-)))))

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Happy Mothers Day!! The books are wonderful and would be a joy to have. Thank you so much for the contest:)

Lynn's Little Cottage said...

I JUST discovered your blog! Wonderful..Lynn :)

Anonymous said...

Hi!
Count me in please! What a graeat giveaway.
Tooty
tootsweet61@comcast.net

Mrs. C said...

Please count me in, Kelli, and Happy Mother's Day to you! :)

Anonymous said...

Those look like lovely books! Thanks so much for sharing them!
~Meghan
nutmeg16@sbcglobal.net

Rebecca said...

Wowza! I never ever check the computer on Sundays but by golly, I am glad I did this day.

I only wish the drawing wasn't picked randomly, and I could somehow convince you to pick me! I have coveted several of those books for quite a while now!!!

Mommy said...

Ohhhhhh! Please count me in! Books are a weakness of mine. :)

Jodi said...

What lovely books and what a sweet thing to do! Happy Mother's Day, Kelli!! Hoping your day is filled with sweetness! :o)

Cheryl (Copper's Wife) said...

Count me in, please!!

PEA said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too dear Kelli:-) I hope you have been thoroughly spoiled all day long! hehe Ooooh such wonderful books you found at the resale store...yes please, enter my name for your draw:-) xoxo

Momma Roar said...

I hope you had a wonderful day Kelli!!

Heather said...

Please enter my name as well, Kelli. Everything looks lovely. Enjoy a blessed Mother's Day!

Pat said...

What beautiful books! I'd be thrilled to win one. Thanks for thre chance.

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!

Hugs, Pat in NY

Lines From The Vine said...

I would love to join in too...what lovely books!

Tracy

Karyn said...

I'd love to be entered - wonderful books!

picketfencemom said...

Happy Mother's Day, dear Kelli! I thought I'd pop over and get my name in the 'hat' before your drawing...what wonderful books!
I hope you had a blessed and special day...just like you!
Hugs,
Amy

Elizabeth said...

I would like to enter!
Thank you,
beth@heironimus.com

Anonymous said...

Wow, talk about cutting it close! I haven't had much time to check out the blog and I would have been so sad if I'd missed your giveaway! Lovely books. I need to get out to the thrift stores in our neighborhood more often. Thank you for including us in your finds.
Theresa =0)
jasonandtheresa@sbcglobal.net

Edi said...

I enjoy your blog and would love to have that set of books - count me in!

Thanks for the great give-away!

Catherine said...

I would love to be entered. These books sound great! Thanks
bizy_mom@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

i've never won anything, so this would be really great! Thanks for the chance.
Ann

Love Bears All Things said...

Please enter me.
Mama Bear

Anonymous said...

Consider me entered. Happy Mother's Day to you!

Rebekah

Jenn said...

Me please

Elizabeth G. said...

Okay, please enter me, if it's not too late.

Thank you!

Elizabeth

Elizabeth G. said...

Forgot to leave my e-mail:

appleseedacademy@yahoo.com

Elizabeth

Anna said...

I may be a bit late---But just wanted to say that the books are wonderful and Happy Mother's Day to you and your Mom. I'm sure enjoying your blog.

Naturegirl said...

Kelli: What a wonderful response to your offer of books.
I trust that MOther's Day was wonderful for you! Wishing you much Joy today and always! hugs NG

Simply Heart And Home said...

Kelli,

My goodness! When I posted you had 132 comments! :)

I did have a wonderful Mother's Day and I hope yours was lovely as well.

I love books. Thank you so much for offering them in a giveaway. I'd love to be included in your drawing as well. Thank you

Gina

KernowWitch said...

Belated Happy Mother's Day from Cornwall, UK. We had ours in March but it's great to share with you your special day.
What a great selection of books...I have the 'Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady', a beautiful & inspirational book...