Monday, March 29, 2010

~at home with country~

Happy Monday everyone!

and a humongous



thank you!!!

for all of your super sweet compliments

on our bedroom makeover!

I am delighted

you like it so much!

you guys are just the


and I am working hard to reply to everyone
because I really do appreciate you so much!

so what next??? you ask??

am I tired??

worn out??

of course not!
{I honestly do not know why.....I certainly should be!}

is there another project started and 1/2 way through
on the horizon?


of course there is....... the stairs!!!

click here for

 Mr. Ticking and Toile's my next job!

but guess what??

I have some very exciting news!!

The U.S. PR company for Cabbages & Roses

contacted wee little blog...
to see about doing a post or 2.....
for Christina Strutt's newest book

Of course I was


the book looks absolutely


and if you remember my post

just a couple weeks ago

on an amazing stylist, Tricia Foley...

Tricia actually wrote the forward, and

her beautiful Long Island cottage home is also featured in

"At Home with Country" 

along with homes from England, Sag Harbor
and Cape Cod!

{ooooooh are we liking this or what??}

 they sent me a book "blad"

which is like a little
sneak preview.....


and I can only post just a few images.....{rats!}


"At Home With Country"

and what you can look forward to.....

just enough to pique your interest...

it's all I can say...

and the book is just like the title says...

"bringing the comforts of country home!"

how to make our homes feel inviting...

"how every room should exude a welcoming relaxed atmosphere while remaining functional and practical" * ("At Home with Country" page 5, Christina Strutt)

but the best part is....

I will be posting



with Christina Strutt!!


yup....did you hear that?

my very own interview!!!

my very first interview!!!!

I really tried to ask her questions

that would be relevant to us....

about stuff we would love to know!
ya know?

about our homes & how to make them
awesome....and what we can do right now....
to "get the look"








they are sending me

 a copy 


this fantastic book....


 give away!!!!

seriously girls!

so keep a watch out.....

coming soon.....

~a   n   o   t   h   e   r ~

giveaway for you!!!



now for the fine print....required by the publisher ;)

All images (except image #2)
are from
"At Home With Country" by Christina Strutt, 
Photographer Edina van der Wyck
CICO Books, $29.95,
All copyright laws apply

image #2 is from Cabbages & Roses


Leslie, the Home Maker said...

I know you are thrilled!
Your lovely home deserves to be enjoyed by others in a book!
SO happy for you and can't wait to get one on Amazon ;)
Blessings from my home to yours!

Deb said...

Congratulations! You must be so excited.

Beach House Living said...

Many congratulations! Now if that isn't a gold star for all your hard work I don't know what is.

Cindy said...

How amazing! Good for you! Can't wait for the giveaway :) I'm drooling already....

Romeo said...

WOW! That's fantastic - Congratulations!!!! You deserve it to say the least!!! So looking forward to the giveaway!

Heather Cameron said...

I stumbled on you through another blog - sounds like you are having a wonderful time in blogland. Looks like an awesome book! right up my alley as I am a stylist and live in the country! I'll be watching to enter...

chickie said...

Fantastic..You go girl !! You deserve it.Im sure everyone who knows how your passion for decorating feels the same.Your family must be sooo very proud. Cant wait to see the book.Fun Finds 2 U..Chickie

Beach Vintage said...

What a fabulous book, I will own it soon I promise! Congrats to you!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Congratulations! It's just a matter of time before you have your own book! :)

Cindy said...

Oh Shellagh!!! That is so SO exciting! I cannot imagine such an endorsement, such a privilege. I cannot wait to see what the interview is like and the giveaway...I will be waiting and watching! Hugs, Cindy S

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

That is fantastic! Congratulations to you!!!! Theresa

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Shellagh! I'm so glad Blogger got it's act together and made it possible for you to share your awesome news!!! I'm sure you are soooo excited!!!! Congrats girl. i look forward to reading all the rest of the story.
My Desert Cottage
Valentine Design

Julienne said...

Ohhh well done you clever, clever girl. The book looks fabulous and I just might have to give that giveaway a run! What an exciting post


Woo hoo go Shellagh!! How exciting and I can't wait for the giveaway, the book looks amazing!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Shellagh,
Congratulations!! I have to say I am not surprised because your style is fabulous as is your lovely blog site! It's one of my favorites to visit. I can't wait to see the photos in the book.
Take care.

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS! You so deserve it - your home, style, blog and everything you work on are all so lovely. I love all the inspiration you share with us and I know you'll make a huge impact with the book. You should be so proud of yourself! :)


So very exciting, Shellagh! Congratulations. Looking so forward to your future posts. ~ Angela

Tamarah said...

Oh Shellagh that is W-O-N-D-E-R-F-U-L news....How THRILLING for you & DESERVEDLY so....I LOVE Cabbages & Roses & am THRILLED you've been afforded this lovely opportunity....!!

Warmest wishes from Australia,
Tamarah :o)

the vintage wren said...

Congratulations. I'm looking forward to your interview, and your wonderful exciting. Take Care, Carrie

BellaRosa said...

Shellagh Amor, that is so wonderful! I am so happy for you! I am glad that blogger is finally working and I can see all your beautiful images. If you get a moment stop by my lil blog and see what lovely work Karen has been up to, your Blog & Dawns so inspired me :) Hope you had a wonderful weekend, Besos, Rose

Mary said...

OMG! CONGRATULATIONS! Looking forward to the interview...and I have to admit, the book too! ;o) ~mary~

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Shellah, how wonderful to have this definitely have a great talent and lots to share with others. You go girl!

Kristin said...!! squealing like a little teenager for you!! can't wait!

vintage girl at heart said...

Fabulous.. you will be such an asset to the book!!!

Norma said...

Way to go girl!!! Great news, well deserved, and the book looks just fabulous :)

Tina said...

Oh YAY!!!! I adore Cabbages and Roses and have some of their gorgeous fabrics throughout our home! Congratulations Shellagh that is fantastic for you - you must be soooo excited!!! Can't wait to see the book!! Happy Day to you ~ Tina xx

Burlap Luxe said...

Shellagh dear,
Okayyy you can count me in on this one...Congrats on your interview and you deserve it.

Beautiful post.

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

That is amazing news I am SO happy for you. I bet you are dancing around in circles at the moment, I know I would be. It looks like a FANTASTIC book, I cant wait to see it!!

Mara said...

OHHH!!!! How exciting!!!! Congratulations!!!! I can't waint to read your interview and look at other fantastic pictures!!!! Have a nice day!!!

A Cottage Muse said...

What wonderful news!! Congratulations!! Good luck and have lots of fun!!

Martha said...

Congratulations!!! That is sooo exciting for you and I'll stay tuned for sure

Linda said...

WOW!! Thats a thrill of a lifetime. To be published.... I'm sooo happy for you. Congratulations!!!!

Cottage Dreamers said...

Hurray! That book looks awesome!
☺ Celeste

tara said...

oh my goodness, this is the most exciting news!! I am so happy for you, to be in a book...better then a magazine!! woo hoo!!! soak it all in and spead the word, the book looks amazing! Can't wait for the interview I need some pointers!

T @ Poppy Place said...

Found you on Whiteserenade's blog :)

Love your blog, photos are awesome :) T.

Design Darling said...

bigtime congratulations from france! that is such a wonderful milestone :)

vosges paris said...

thanks fot your sweet comment, this is such a nice post The picture of the white table with the red chait and industrial lamp make me so want to have this book!... So I will look out for the five away ;)

donna...@d.reyne's said...

Your new "look" is amazing! I love it!
I can't wait to read your interview...This book sounds and looks fabulous!
Can't wait to see more!
Have a blessed day!

Morning T said...

YAY- such exciting news for you! I missed your bedroom makeover but will check it out now!

Debbie~ said...

Woot! Congratulations, you are sooo deserving of this, for all your hard work and creativity! I will be looking forward to your interview and the book! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Debra@Common Ground said...

Oh wow, I love this book, and an interview? sounds wonderful. I love the way your bedroom turned out...just gorgeous!

The DIY Show Off said...

Congratulations! HOW EXCITING for you! I can't wait to see hear more about it! You definitely deserve it and I couldn't be happier for you! :)


AtOneWithHim said...

Love your new look... and congrats on the interview. How amazing...Joy!

Creative Style said...

How exciting for you... Congrats!! Good luck, rock it!
The books looks great.


The Zhush said... exciting! Can't wait to read and see more!

Cheryl said...

Congrats! How exciting for you! I own a couple of her books. Lover her style. A style I am trying to create in my own home. Looking forward to the giveaway and the interview and of course the book.
Doing the happy dance for ya. : )

Mel said...

did i mention I loooooooove your room makeover.
well done sista. Very pretty.

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Fantabulous! Wow how exciting my dear friend, you are on a Roll............I am so excited for you.

That book looks like a must have.Though if I am a very lucky lady I might just win it!

I am home now, still very fuzzy.I am way to old for all these sleepless nights.

I will call you soon.~Cheers Kim

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Stopping by from DIY Show Off. Congratulations on your big news! The room is gorgeous, it is no wonder that they invited you to contribute.

KarenSue said...

Because of you I went out and bought her book. And now you are telling me I have to buy another! I never pay full price, now I can't say that anymore. It's amazing. And I know you have to be so proud and excited! I am for you!

Kim said...

That's great news! Congratulations!

cityfarmer said...

you're leaving me speechless girl ... the bookstore is RIGHT on my way to work ... oh darn ....
can I play in the next giveaway???

Cathy said...

How wonderful! I am so thrilled for you! I am not one bit are soooooo talented and deserve every success that comes your way!


Andrea - Faded Plains said...

That's amazing Shellagh...I'm so excited for you. I already have that book on my Amazon wish list...just waiting for it to be released...I think I have all her books actually...and I love every one of them...again...I'm so h.a.p.p.y. for you!

Anonymous said...

I just found your gorgeous blog and am so glad that I did! Congratulations- wow that must be so much fun to have your home in a book!!!

I am going to push the follower button now!

Inspired-Simplicity said...

I have chill bumps. The news is awesome. I want you to know I am buying paint after work today to redo my guest bedroom. You have been such an inspiration. I found a great mirror at Round Top this week to go above the bed. I am going with a light grey on the walls like you did.

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Hello My Sweet Friend Shellagh~I am sending you a Beautiful Blogger Award if you would like see me @ We must Celebrate all our Blessings Soon.~Cheers Kim

Deb said...

Congratulations!! What a thrill for you ~ "At Home With Country" looks like a fantastic book & my favourite decorating style too :-)

It's me said...

Hello Shellagh

Congratulations! You must be so excited.........and that book !! i can't wait till you start this give away,.....have nice easter days with your whole familly !! hugs from me...........

Stacey said...

Congratulations! You know what, I'm not surprised! Your room is to die for! Very inspiring and beautiful. The book looks like a must have. Keep on celebrating. :)

Samirah said...

Congrats on your accomplishments!!! Come and check out my blog for some yummy international recipes.

sissie said...

Congratulations!! What wonderful news!

Not surprised though because you are one very talented and creative woman. You deserve the recognition.

Can't wait to see that book.


Alison said...

I just found your blog and have become a follower. Lovely photos and congrats on your big break!


stefanie said...

I bet you were beyond happy!!! congrats, your room is gorgeous!!!

Twig said...

Just came over from Kristin's blog...your style is incredible!! And congrats on the book, what a dream! :) I love it. Look forward to reading more!!


Anonymous said...

You've certainly got style! Love your look! Congrats to you!

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

Have already grabbed your button, cause your blog is one of my favs..

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