Friday, May 09, 2008
New Books and a Last Minute *Giveaway!*
We headed out to the resale store this afternoon and all kinds of wonderful book popped out at me from the full bookshelves!
This little quote book has beautiful drawings and pictures of Royal Albert Old Country Roses.
This is my mom's favorite china pattern, so I will be sending this book to her.
Have you heard of The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden?
It is filled with beautiful nature drawings, poems and personal thoughts.
Prayers and Blessings for your Home
Sweet poems and quotes that take us through all four seasons.
No Better Friend Than You
Another seasonal book with friendship poems and quotes. It would make a great gift!
An Invitation to Tea by Emilie Barnes. Inside are 10 different themed teas, along with lots of recipes.
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...
~Create a warm kitchen welcome
~Room fragrance all year long
~Flavored Iced Teas
~A well-stocked pantry
~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!
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!
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!
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I would love to be entered. All these books seem right up my alley. Thanks for the chance.
I would love to be entered into your giveaway. Thanks so much Kelli!!!
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!
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)
Happy Mothers Day from Australia. I really love the drawings in some of the books. Bless you, Erica.
Happy mothers Day to you too !!! Have a graet blessed day !!! Mica
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.
I love books, and these books are simply beautiful. Please enter me in your giveaway.
The books are lovely - please enter me in your giveaway. I enjoy reading your blog.
Happy Mother's Day! I enjoy reading your blog.
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!
I would love for you to enter me...I love Hospitality things.
The books sound great! Enter me in!
Kelli...what a treasure trove you found at the resale store. Thanks for doing a giveaway! Happy Mothers Day!
I would llove to be entered too, Kelli!
Have a wonderful weekend.
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. :)
The books look wonderful. Please enter me in the Giveaway.
Happy Mothers Day to you Kelli.
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!
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.
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.
What a fun giveaway! Have a great mother's day!
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.
Count me in! Love your blog!
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!!
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
Those are beautiful books. I would love to be entered. Happy Mother's Day!!!!
I'd love to be entered they sound wonderful.
Happy Mother's Day to you too!
What wonderful treasures you find when you're out shopping. I would love to be entered in your give away. Thank you.
This is so sweet of you and I would love to be part of it.
Have a wonderful Mother's Day tomorrow.
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.
Those are such delightful books. They would be a wonderful addition to anyone's home. Thanks for doing this fun giveaway.
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!
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!
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
OOOh... what fun! I would love any of these books...some are from my favorite authors. Thanks Kelli!
I would love to receive any of your beautiful books! Thanks!
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....
Hi Kelli, What fun....enter me too please. Have a great Mother's Day. Dianntha
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.
Happy Mother's Day Kelli!f I'd love to be entered in your drawing!
Enter me! Enter me! I think I'm winning! I think I'm winning. :)
Hugs and blessings.
Thank you for this generous opportunity! I am a huge fan of Emilie Barnes, but any of those books would be a complete delight.
The books look wonderful Kelli. How thoughtful of you to do a giveaway.
Happy Mother's Day!
I would love to be entered in your giveaway! You really hit the jackpot at your resale store!
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful books!!!
I would have been jumping up and down with all those books! What a sweet blessing!
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO YOU!
Enter me in please Ms. Kellie Dear. Thanks a bunch!
Hi Kelli, This giveaway is just another display of your kindness and generousity. Hope you pick me!
Books - there's no better giveaway! And they are beautiful!!
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you again for everything! Happy Mother's Day!
Wow...how very sweet of you!
Happy Mother's Day to YOU!♥
What a great selection of books. I would love to be in your drawing!
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.
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!
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.
Please enter me! My daughter and I enjoy being inspired by beautiful books! Happy Mothers Day.
Please enter me in the drawing. I love books! Thank you.
Those sound like lovely books to read with my girls! Happy Mother's Day!
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.
Please sign me up, too! Thanks...love your blog!
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!
What wonderful finds!
Happy Mother's Day, hugs, Linda
I would love if you would enter me. Thanks so much!
Wow Kelli! What a wonderful giveaway. The winner will sure be blessed. Add me please.
Thank you and have a wonderful Mother's Day!
I would love to enter your giveaway.
What lovely books for a generous giveaway. Please include me in your drawing. email@example.com
You have a beautiful blog - I'd love to be entered in the drawing those books look wonderful!
I came by to wish you a wonderful Mother's Day dear friend!!
What a lovely thing to do, Kelli! Happy Mother's Day!
I love your gardens and your blog! What great books you found and so nice of you to share!
happy Mother's Day!
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
I would love to be a part of this giveaway. Thanks so much.
Happy Mothers Day to you, Kelli!
Happy Mother's Day to you as well. Sounds like fun reading! Thank you!
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!
I would love to be entered in the giveaway. Thanks so much. Have a Happy Mothers Day. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
P.S. I really enjoy your blog.
Kelli, Count me in. Happy Mother's Day to you and I hope you and your family have a blessed time together.
Love the books! love to be entered. Happy Mothers day to you.
Wow those books look wonderful. I would love to enter your giveaway. Thanks
Kelli....what wonderful books!
Please include my name. Hope
you have a special Mother's
Day with your family.
Your books are beautiful, Kelli. And my goodness, what a response to your giveaway! You are very sweet. Have a Happy Mother's Day.
What neat books! Please enter me! :)
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!
Just little ole Ceekay wanting in on the fun. Have a wonderful mother's day!
Happy Mother's Day!
Please enter me in the drawing.
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.
Happy Mother's Day!!
Please enter me in the drawing! Those books look wonderful!
Happy Mother's Day to you all, as well.
Happy Mother's day to you Kelli!
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,
In the Sparrow's Nest
Happy Mother's Day, Kelli!
Thank you for this giveaway ~ I'd love any of these books!
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.
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
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
May the day be as special as you are!
Please enter me!!
Happy Mother's Day to you!
I'd love those -- what great finds!
Please enter me in the drawing too! Happy Mothers Day Kelli
What amazing bargains!
I'd love to be included. :)
you're a master of finding good things in resale stores! :-)))))
Happy Mothers Day!! The books are wonderful and would be a joy to have. Thank you so much for the contest:)
I JUST discovered your blog! Wonderful..Lynn :)
Count me in please! What a graeat giveaway.
Please count me in, Kelli, and Happy Mother's Day to you! :)
Those look like lovely books! Thanks so much for sharing them!
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!!!
Ohhhhhh! Please count me in! Books are a weakness of mine. :)
What lovely books and what a sweet thing to do! Happy Mother's Day, Kelli!! Hoping your day is filled with sweetness! :o)
Count me in, please!!
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
I hope you had a wonderful day Kelli!!
Please enter my name as well, Kelli. Everything looks lovely. Enjoy a blessed Mother's Day!
What beautiful books! I'd be thrilled to win one. Thanks for thre chance.
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!
Hugs, Pat in NY
I would love to join in too...what lovely books!
I'd love to be entered - wonderful books!
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!
I would like to enter!
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.
I enjoy your blog and would love to have that set of books - count me in!
Thanks for the great give-away!
I would love to be entered. These books sound great! Thanks
i've never won anything, so this would be really great! Thanks for the chance.
Please enter me.
Consider me entered. Happy Mother's Day to you!
Okay, please enter me, if it's not too late.
Forgot to leave my e-mail:
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.
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
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
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...
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