Thursday, April 8, 2010

~C & R interview and giveaway!~

Good morning bloggy friends!



it's time for the long awaited interview


with Christina Strutt


Founder, Cabbages and Roses

to celebrate her brand new book coming out

this month

"At Home With Country"


and to go along with this fun

interview.....


we have a giveaway!


there are

4 ways to enter....

follow
comment
blog about
grab a button (top right on page)

be sure to leave a separate comment
for each!

The winner will be selected randomly
on Wednesday morning April 14th!


so on to my interview....

{part I today & part II tomorrow!}


but before the interview I have to say....

Christina is so charming & adorable! 
She was just as kind as can be & a real joy to
work with!


Ticking & Toile: The Cabbages & Roses style is so charming and certainly lends itself to a cottage in the English countryside; but so many of us are living in  suburban type cookie-cutter houses...that rather lack charm...what advice could you give us to bring the C & R style and charm into our homes? 

Christina: I have to say I love American cookie cutter houses~ They are so much mor charming than English suburbia!  I would immediately fill the house with Cabbages & Roses fabrics and where possible wallpaper ....which we are...as I write... designing, and will hopefully be available soon.  Generous and beautifully made curtains always make a huge difference to a room.  Colour~and being brave with it~ but using coordinating tones is always a good start.  I have always said that if you fill your home with things you love, it will always work.  I don't believe in judging what is good taste or bad taste but I do judge lack of taste in a safe beige/plain curtain/matching plain beige sofa kind of way.

In our latest book we show how Cabbages & Roses fits into all situations, a city apartment, a tent in the countryside, a modern boat on the river...the C & R style is so gentle and adaptable it really does fit in anywhere!


T & T: In redecorating a home ~ where is the 1st place you would start?  And what changes would you recommend that can be made immediately to have the largest impact?

Christina: I would always start with the curtain fabric and then work your way around your house~ the fabric pattern will dictate the colours you should use~  i.e. paint colours, wallpaper, sofa covers, cushions, etc...The curtains will be the biggest expense so it is the best place to start.


T & T: What advice would you give to women who love the C & R style but are married to men who would rather have their trophy elk head mounted on the wall? (I loved her answer!!)

Christina: ooh, I would love a trophy elk head mounted on the wall!! (did you hear that girls??) In fact, we have deer antlers mounted on the wall over the fireplace in our Chelsea shop! (shown below)


Christina: (cont) My advice to the elk wives is to very quietly and with minimum of fuss, transform your room in an afternoon when the husband is out hunting elk!  Make sure everything is ready to be hung, covered, re-arranged etc, before he comes home.  The excitement of the hunt and his tales of bravery in pursuit will distract him so I bet your bottom dollar that he won't notice a thing! If he does notice then he will be a sensitive soul and will probably be very grateful and delighted that you didn't ask him to move furniture!


T & T:  Wood floors are so beautiful, and painted floors are just gorgeous and seem to be very popular in the UK...so many of us love that look but wonder how to achieve it...have you found painted wood floors to be as practical to live with as they are beautiful?  And what type of paint have you used and/ or could you recommend?

Christina: There are proprietory floor paints that wear well, but if a little wear and tear do occur I think it adds character and many people spend hours trying to achieve a worn in look.  So let it happen naturally.  Painted floors are easy to keep clean and easy to repaint.


T & T: Speaking of paint, what is your favorite paint color for walls and why?

Christina:  We are lucky enough to have Farrow and Ball paints available over here~ though I am sure you can obtain them in the USA.  They have a beautiful selection, some based on original Georgian colors.  They have an earthy, chalky quality.  My favourites at the moment are french greay, old white, and strong white.  These colours go particularly well with our fabrics and are interesting without being overpowering and gentle without being beige.


T & T: Where would you recommend our readers find furniture for their homes?  Do you purchase strictly antique / vintage pieces or do you prefer some new pieces?

Christina: I always prefer antique and vintage pieces not only because I believe in recycling and that there is enough to go round without having to produce more and more 'stuff' but also because things with age have more character and are more often than not unique.  In England we have many antique fairs and car boot sales and I expect you have them over there too.  Also junk shops are a very good source of furniture- but you need patience and a good eye.  Often there are heavy, dark piecs of furniture which can be transformed with a coat of paint.

T & T:  In your opinion what is the most important part of making a house feel like a home?

Christina: The most important thing is to fill it with people and things you love.  The more of both the merrier.  Also food and flowers in the summer, roaring log fires in the winter.



There you go.....that's part I of my conversation
with Christina Strutt, founder of Cabbages & Roses!

I certainly could not have predicted her answers!

I especially love what she said about the
antlers!!  Boy was I ever surprised with
the pictures she sent of her Chelsea shop w/
the antlers!!  :)

....tomorrow I will post part II of my interview,
which includes Christina's housekeeping routine, where she looks for inspiration, and on following your life's passion!



Have a fabulous day friends

&


be sure to enter to win!







xoxo,



Shellagh


{all photos are from the Cabbages and Roses website, with the exception of photo # 3 which by Edina van der Wyck, and from the book
"At home with Country"  Christina Strutt, CICI books $29.95 http://www.cicobooks.com/

224 comments:

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Diane said...

Awesome interview - thanks so much for sharing!

FEDERICA said...

This post and this interview are amazing! Thansk so much!
Federica
xoxo

Samantha2818 said...

I love Cabbages and Roses and have been hearing a lot about this book. I can't wait to sit down with a nice cup of tea and drool over the pictures!
~Sam

Samantha2818 said...

I'm already a follower
x

Samantha2818 said...

...and just posted a link on my sidebar
x

FEDERICA said...

I'm a follower! Love your blog! I'll post about the giveaway and I will grab your button as well!

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Shellah, great interview and post. I really enjoyed it. Honestly, I had never heard of C&R until you blogged about the company. I'm sure I'll be heading to the book store soon to find the book!
Blessings,
Susie

FEDERICA said...

I grabbeb your button!

It's me said...

What a great interview !! Shellagh..there is allready a button on my blog..........count me in please..........and now ?? i will win !! hahahahhah!! hugs from me my dear !! Ria

Beach House Living said...

Follower here.
Any suggestions for what to do when you wake up to rooms rearranged back the way they were?

Home's Where My Heart Is said...

A great interview, and I just love all the pictures! Thank you!!!

Erin
http://homeswheremyheartis.blogspot.com

Home's Where My Heart Is said...

I'm a follower :)

Erin
http://homeswheremyheartis.blogspot.com

FEDERICA said...

I added your gorgeous giveaway on my sidebar!

Morning T said...

What a great interview Shellagh! I'm so excited about your giveaway too, would LOVE to have her new book.

Morning T said...

I am already a follower.

Morning T said...

I will put your giveaway in the side bar of my blog asap!!

Anna said...

So beautiful!!! What a lovely giveaway! And thank you for all your sweet comments on my blog as well.:) I SO enjoy reading yours!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

This book looks like a keeper. Thanks for the interview and the beautiful photographs. Gets my creative juices flowing, for sure . . .

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I am a happy follower of your blog.

Ticking and Toile said...

Rita,
You are so funny! :) No, I don't have any advice on what to do if you wake up & it's all back the way it was!! lol! Let me send that one to Christina! She may have just the right answer ;-)

Shellagh

Jennifer said...

I'm in love - every page - every idea - I've clicked and scrolled and it's up to lady luck now....Jennifer jennsthreegraces

kathi @ traybella said...

i'm excited for her book...such beautiful photos!
kathi

MARY PERNULA said...

OMG!!! I am getting the book, I will order it right away, I have always been a fan of her fabric. Add me to your give away, I have already added your button to my blog. Thanks for the chance, XO MARY

Rie said...

I'm already a follower!

Rie said...

I would so love to see this book in person. The pictures online look delicious!

tara said...

What a great interview!! I loved what she said about filling your house with things and people you love, that is so important!! I can't wait for tomorrow and thanks for the giveaway!

Herself said...

Hi S!
Already following, of course!

Herself said...

And grabbed your button...

Herself said...

What a fabulous giveaway and interview! Wonderful!

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

How fun and such pretty pic's oh and I'm also a follower!! I will be back tomorrow for part 2 (:
Hugs~Kelly

Emom said...

Lovely photos! and great advice too....smiles.

monikaki said...

I am already a follower and I love your style!!!!
Brava bravissima, Monica

monikaki said...

..and of course I would like to partecipate to your lovely giveaway..., thanks and love, Monica

Pam said...

Thanks for sharing such a lovely interview-I am already a follower-can't wait for the book!

Tamarah said...

Oh Shellagh how THRILLING...ANOTHER Cabbages & Roses / Christina Strutt book for me to treasure....!

THANK YOU for the TERRIFIC interview & YUMMY pics....I can't wait to read the next instalment....!

Hope you're having a GREAT week...!!!

Cheers from Australia,
Tamarah :o)

PS: If I was lucky enough to win I would be happy to pay for shipping....!!!

she dreams big! said...

Oh, couldn't you just be so happy living in a house filled with Cabbages and Roses stuff! And the book? I want it, I NEED it! Just the thing to change my 'winter' style into "spring'!

she dreams big! said...

Of course I'm a follower! Isn't everyone who loves to look at beautiful pictures?

she dreams big! said...

I put your button on my sidebar. Hope that counts as another entry! I really, really NEED this book!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

I l.o.v.e. Christina's style...I have all her books...and read them and find inspiration in them almost daily. I already have her new book on my Amazon list...so looking forward to checking it out. Great interview Shellagh!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Oh...and I'm a follower too...cuz your blog rocks!

Sandi said...

I just love her style and her fabrics! I have two of her books...crafting vintage style and decorating vintage style and I love them!!
SO I need this book too!! :)
Blessings~

Sandi said...

I also have been a follower for quite a while. Love your blog!!

Sandi said...

I loved reading her interview too. I have posted your button on my blog as well. Thanks so much!!

becky said...

Loved the interview and the book looks yummy.I dont have any of her books I should win this hahah.;)

becky said...

Im a follower as well!

sissie said...

What a wonderful interview and photos. That's so great how she answered the question about the deer head....she's seems like lots of fun!

Her ideas are great too. I'm looking forward to the second part.

hugs
Sissie

AuroraSuzette said...

Wow! How cool is this, you doing this interview! It was great to read, and of course the photos. Would love to win her book!

AuroraSuzette said...

Oh, I have followed you for awhile, baby!

Cozy Little House said...

I was not familiar with her. But I am in love with her style of decorating! Putting this one on my list right now!
Brenda

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

I'll have to head over to B&N to grab this book, her style really does resonate with me!

Lovely giveaway!

Anne

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...
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Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

And yes I'm a longtime follower. AND you're on my blog roll, too. That's extra credit. ;-)

Anne

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

AND I just blogged about it! :-)

Anne

Anonymous said...

Loved the interview....Great questions and wonderful answers..I have always loved C&R and have a bedroom decorated in them...with stripes and checks...I don't have a blog but I check yours everyday...Please enter me in this giveaway...vera

www.veralauterbach@ebby.com

Debra@Common Ground said...

Can't wait to get ahold of this book, Love the English Cottage Style!

Debra@Common Ground said...

I'm a follower!

Debra@Common Ground said...

I'll be posting your button on my sidebar!
Thanks, Shellagh!

Anita said...

Loving the intefview and all the wonderful pictures. I love this style :)

Cindy said...

Dearest Shellagh, i am a follower, so please enter me in the give away. What a great interview, I am looking forward to part II, Hugs, Cindy S

Cindy said...

I don't know how to add your button to my blog, I tried and it just did not work. I will try again. Hugs, Cindy S

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Great interview and I love the pictures. The book is right up my alley and I would be so happy to own it. Please enter me.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I am already a follower.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Your button is on my sidebar! Thanks for this greatr giveaway!

Jennifer said...

I'm a huge fan of C&R also! Maybe I'll get lucky and win this awesome book to get ideas for my very humble farmhouse in Virginia.....

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

Oh boy what a wonderful post and keeping my fingers crossed for the giveaway.

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

I am a follower.

Beach House Living said...

Thanks for the tip. I tried the changing back but not the idea for catching the switch in action.

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Shellagh,
Great job with the interview. You may want to reconsider the book deal & go with the Today show! Good job! I left you a message of wimpy worship over your bedroom reveal. Don't know if you saw it, I think there were only 500 comments! Lisa

Laura said...

Hi Shellagh-
What an interesting interview. I love her style/your style.

Laura

White Spray Paint

Laura said...

Hi Again-

I am a follower-

Laura

Laura said...

One more time-

I am posting this in my sidebar right now-

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I love your blog...I'm already a follower, count me in.

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Here I am again, I put your button on my sidebar.

Ruby’s Upcycle Designs™ said...

Awesome Interview! Beth

Ruby’s Upcycle Designs™ said...

I am a happy follower!
Beth

Ruby’s Upcycle Designs™ said...

I have your button on my blog! Beth

Ruby’s Upcycle Designs™ said...

I have the giveaway button on my sidebar,too!
Beth

Tina said...

Shellagh I am in C & R heaven!! You know that they are my favourite so I would very much love the chance to enter the giveaway, thank you! What a FUN interview with Christina, I loved every word. I can't wait for part 2! So excited for you that you got the chance to interview her and to review her new book!! So excited for you!!! Wishing you a wonderful weekend as always ~ Tina x

The Feathered Nest said...

What a GORGEOUS book Shellagh!!!! I would SO love to own a copy ~ and thank you for the preview and interview! (ps, your blog is just beautiful too!) hugs and love, Dawn

The Feathered Nest said...

I'm now a follower too!!! xxoo

The Feathered Nest said...

I posted about your giveaway too Shellagh!! xxoo

Sabrina said...

What a wonderful giveaway! How not to partecipate? :-) (And another blog to put in my faves... another thing to celebrate!!)

Martha said...

What a great interview!!! and I'm already a follower

aimee said...

i love your blog! i enjoyed the interview and ill be back for part 2! congratulations on your book. its beautiful :)
blessings,
aimee

Renee said...

Wonderful interview . . .can't wait for the book!

aimee said...

i am now a follower! love your style.
blessings,
aimee

Chani said...

What an amazing style!

Chani said...

I follow your blog!

Chani said...

I added the link to your give away on my sidebar!

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

Well I'm already following your blog cause I lurve it..
alicia

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

And I already have your button on my blog so I can do an easy pop over and visit...
alicia

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

And now I am going to mention the giveaway on my little bloggy too!
alicia

Fabulously french said...

Fabulous interview and such a great giveaway.

The photos are tres belle.

Bon weekend,

Leeann

Linens Lace and Lattes said...

My favorite part of the interview is "The most important thing is to fill it (home) with people and things you love. The more of both the merrier. Also food and flowers in the summer, roaring log fires in the winter" ohh how that sums up my feelings. Love this book. Please enter me in your giveaway. deb

Linens Lace and Lattes said...

I 'grabbed' the button and now proudly display on my blog linenslaceandlattes@blogspot.com. That counts as #2 for me! Thanks,
deb

Linens Lace and Lattes said...

Posted about your giveaway and linked back to your blog so that counts as 3 for me!
Thanks a latte
deb @ linens lace and lattes

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Terrific interview. And great photos, too! I would LOVE to be the lucky winner.

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Oh, and I'm already a loyal follower! ;o)

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Added your fantastic giveaway to my sidebar.

CosmoGirl Carla said...

I'm proud to have added your button to the sidebar of my blog. Now, here's keeping my fingers crossed . . . :o)

Elsina said...

I am already a follower

Elsina said...

and I already had your button on my sidebar page

Elsina said...

and commenting here to thank you for the chance and for sharing the beautiful inspiring images and interview!

Anonymous said...

Way back when I had a 1700 pound elk hide on my living room wall ... believe it or not, it was really striking. The "rack" was in the TV room -- not so much. Thank you for this giveaway opportunity!
SuZeQ

jEsSicA said...

Oh how i LOVE this blog! I'm definitely a follower!

Jeanne said...

Your book looks amazing! I hope I win!!!
xo
jeanne

Sonia said...

I just found your blog from another one...love it all! I'm a new follower.

Sonia said...

I also added your button to my sidebar with the link!

Mara said...

The interview and the images are so great!
Thank you for this opportunity!
Mara

Mara said...

and I'm already a follower!
Mara

Sandi said...

Am a follower.
Sandi

Sandi said...

Please enter my name in the giveaway. Would love this gift.
Thanks
Sandi

Donna said...

I love all those gorgeous decorating pictures! Lots of inspiration there! I would be delighted if you entered me in your giveaway. Thank you!

Melissa Lester said...

I would love to win that book!

Melissa Lester said...

And if I can't win the book, I would love to spend a leisurely afternoon lounging on that cozy sofa.

I'm a new follower!

Nancy said...

I'm already a follower!

Nancy said...

I loved this article! The photos are absolutely gorgeous. I want to just sink into that sofa with a cup of tea and a good book!

Love it all!

Nancy said...

I'm adding your button to my blog right now!

Come by mine too...I'm having my first giveaway...a $100 gift certificate to my shop: English Transferware! I'd love for you to enter.

Have a great weekend,

Nancy

Thespa said...

WOW! What a great post. Thanks for all that great inspiration. I'll be that book is going to be fabulous!

Thespa said...

Oh and I'm following now!

Claudia said...

Congratulations on your interview - I love Christina's style.

xo
Claudia

Claudia said...

Oh, and I already am a follower!

xo
Claudia

Julie Pishny said...

Thank you for sharing this interview with such a talented and creative woman - loved the interview and loved the luscious photos. Please enter me into the giveaway - now I am off to add links. Hugs - Julie

Julie Pishny said...

The button has been added to my blog - www.gardenology.blogspot.com - xo Julie

Julie Pishny said...

I also became a follower of your beautiful blog!

La Petite Gallery said...

I am totally in love with your post. Those
light and airy prints and the gingham and Buffalo checks are my style.
Really enjoyed your post. Drop over sometime.

yvonne

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Gorgeous pics! I love Cabbages and Roses!!

A Cottage Muse said...

Wonderful interview...wonderful photos! Can't wait to see the book!! Keeping my fingers crossed!!

THE PICKLED HUTCH said...

I love Farrow and Ball colors as well, they have so much depth and vintage authenticity. Her style is timelessly french and I would die to have that campaign bed you showed. Yum!
Her book looks simply amazing.
xoxo,
Lisa & Alfie

THE PICKLED HUTCH said...

And I know I said "timelessly french" and meant English. But now that I think of it, it would translate just as well. Lovely.
Lisa

Cathy said...

Wonderful interview! The images you posted are gorgeous...I love her style...everything about it speaks to me!

Congrats again on all of your well deserved success!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Cathy said...

Grabbed your button for my sidebar!

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

I really enjoyed the interview. The preview of the book is fantastic. Love the look and the black and white pictures really inspired me.

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

I am a follower already.
Thanks

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I love those two chiars in the first couple of pictures. Everything is just gorgeous...I may have to buy that book! I'd love to win the giveaway.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I'm a follower...

Miss Mustard Seed said...

...and your button is on my side bar.

Jann said...

Oh, I love all the beautiful fabric and the photos! Please enter my name in your giveaway--much thanks, Jann

Jann said...

I've added your button to my sidebar!

Jann said...

I am now a follower--I'm so very happy that I found your lovely blog!!!!

Burlap Luxe said...

Hello Shellagh,
I have been following you from the start of me blogging this is how I found Kim.
I had to come by to take it all in again, I love the interview and the photos on your blog taken from the book is leaving me breathless, I now need a double lung transplant and possibly a heart transplant after I have a heart attack.

see you soon,
Oh did I mention I am sorry for drooling all over the pages :)

Dore

Burlap Luxe said...

see you soon,
Oh did I mention I am sorry for drooling all over the pages :)

Dore

Burlap Luxe said...

I am sorry for drooling all over the pages :)

Dore

Burlap Luxe said...

I am crushing over this book!!!

Dore

momma-o-minnie said...

Wow, I just found this site. I thought I was the only person left in this world that loved cabbage roses... I'm so happy to see there are others out there willing to stand up to the monochrome look and say "a little bit of this and a little bit of that makes a house a home!"

Burlap Luxe said...

I just ADORE!! the chairs....
There soooooo! me!

Dore

momma-o-minnie said...

I'm subscribing to your site so I can see more of your ideas!

Dragonlady said...

Enjoyed the interview so much..so glad I found my way here..
hugs
Brenda

Auntie Cake said...

Okay, how did I miss this post the first time around??? Man, I am loosing it! Congrats on your first interview! You did a fabulous job! And love those elk horns! Now I need to run out and buy some of her fabrics!!!
Kate

Auntie Cake said...

And grabbing your button, I will replace the the last giveaway you had with the new one! I am so far behind...
Kate

~Tonja~ said...

Loved the interview and looking forward to the rest of it..would love to win the book...
Have a Blessed day...
Sweet Blessings...
Tonja

~Tonja~ said...

I am a follower of your sweet blog...
Sweet Blessings...
Tonja

sharron said...

all of those rooms and images are just scrumptious!!!
move in ready!!

nancarts said...

Loved the interesting interview! I will be back for the second part.
Am now a follower of your blog.
Beautiful pics.
Smiles and Blessings,
Nancy C

~Tonja~ said...

I have added your giveaway button to my sidebar and you can find it here...
http://woodshomestead.blogspot.com/
Thanks
Sweet Blessings...
Tonja

RobinBirdsNest said...

This book looks fabulous! the pictures are just beautiful!

RobinBirdsNest said...

I just became a follower!!

RobinBirdsNest said...

Just posted on my blog about your giveaway!

RobinBirdsNest said...

Added your giveaway button to my sidebar on my blog. www.robinbirdsnest.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog via Dawn at the Feathered Nest. I really enjoyed the interview and am in love with the photos from the book. I am glad for the chance to win a C&B book.

Maple Ridge Vintage said...

Would love to win this book....Beautiful photography...I wish I had a home that looked like that!! Thanks for hosting this wonderful giveaway!! Hugs, Chris

Maple Ridge Vintage said...

I am already a follower...love your blog.

Maple Ridge Vintage said...

I grabbed your button for my sidebar too!!

Mary Ann said...

Love the interview and your blog.

Sherry said...

I am already a follower and love to read your blog.

Barbara Jean said...

Wonderful post, and great giveaway.

Please enter my name.

blessings

barbara jean

Barbara Jean said...

And, I am a follower!!

blessings again
barbara jean

Sherry said...

The interview was great and the pictures were beautiful. The fabrics are lovely and I know I would love the book.

Sherry said...

I will try to post the button on the sidebar of my blog. I am new to all of this but having great fun.

Sandi said...

Loved the interview, and oh, those pictures!!! Thanks for sharing!

Sandi
sugarbushfarm219@yahoo.com

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

What a generous giveaway! The book looks lovely and how nice that you had this interview!
~Nancy

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

I came by way of fiona and twig and now I am a follower!
~Nancy

StephanieinSD said...

I'm a follower!

StephanieinSD said...

And I LOVE Cabbages and Roses!

Tove's to og firbeinte said...

Wow.That´s the first thing that comes to my mind.You see just by coincidence I found your blog...saw a link on Federicas blog and here I am.A toile loving and of course also Cabbages and Roses loving girl all the way from Norway:COunt me in as a follower!!!! I love your blog already!!!!

Tove's to og firbeinte said...

And since I sure would like to get that book in my house...I have to try this way first but probably will end up buying it *lol*
I grabbed your button !!!!!!!!!! Shared it with the world to enjoy!!!!!!
Tove :)

Tove's to og firbeinte said...

And even more from me....I am putting a post about your blog on my own blog...it´s a pure joy to share wonderful phtos like this!!!!!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

What a wonderful interview............LOVED every picture.

Please enter me in the giveaway too!

Warm blessings,
Spencer

patricia@ReFind Home&Garden said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I am such a fan of Christina's. I love the simplicity of all she does. Thanks so much for sharing her on your beautiful blog. Hugs, Patricia

Zuzu said...

Hi Shellagh,
This is my first visit to your blog, and I'm in love!!!
I have posted pics from C&B in my blog - amazing, gorgeous style - so this interview is a delight to read. I love the questions you've asked, and the answers are fabulous!
I'd love to be included in your giveaway! This will count as my "comment", and I'll be back in a sec!
I'm really looking forward to spending time scrolling through all your posts - I'm so happy to meet you!!!
Zuzu

Zuzu said...

OK, I'm back to leave another comment. I've joined as a "Follower", and I've also added your blog to my blogroll - I am looking forward to the 2nd half of your interview. It's fabulous!!!
Thanks, and I hope you have a beauty-filled weekend!
Zuzu

Hedy King said...

I just discovered your blog while visiting another. Love it and this interview is priceless. I love her work and want that new book. Ticking and toile, cabbages and roses; what could be better?

the VG huis said...

Amazingly gorgeous book! I love this interview and would love a copy of this book too.

Stacey

the VG huis said...

I've also posted this giveaway in my sidebar. xx

The Joy of Nesting said...

I have this amazing book sitting on my wish list ever since I read Christina's interviews in Romantic Homes and Cottage&Bungalows!!!

Pattie ;)

peggy said...

great interview i really should try out baking soda and vinegar! i would love to have a chance to win your giveaway. i'm already a follower and have added a link in my sidebar.

Paula said...

Shellagh,
just found you through Cosmo Carla...what a gorgeous blog you have! I'll be going back and reading posts I missed, such wonderful pictures!

Sarah said...

Shellagh, I just happened onto your site from a bit of blog hopping. I'm so happy I did. I so enjoyed the interview and thrilled to know about the new book. Thanks! And thank you for entering me in the give away.

Sarah said...

Me again to say that I've added myself as a new follower. Love toile and ticking together. Great name for a blog!

Julie @ jublie's blog said...

Beautiful gorgeous site.

Julie @ jublie's blog said...

following.

di bianco e d'azzurro said...

Thank you for sharing this interview with us, and I very much hope to win the book!!!
Hugs from me my dear, Annamaria

di bianco e d'azzurro said...

I grabbeb your button!

di bianco e d'azzurro said...

I'm following your nice blog, and i love C & R so much!!!!!
Kiss Annamaria

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

I am now a new follower of your wonderful blog.
I would love to be entered into your giveaway.
Thanks so much,
Tam

64humblebeginnings said...

HeLLo, I am NeW at this BlOg thInG..I am sO ImPreSSeD wiTh youR paGe...THe giVeAwaY iS JusT a BoNus...
AnYwaY, JuSt LeaRninG aS I Go..

BleSSinGs to You and YouRs,
SuSaN

Anonymous said...

Hi Shellagh always admire images of Cabbage and Roses , the materials are beautifully faded just the kind that I would love to have in my home here in Italy. Hope to be lucky with the great giveaway but if not I will carry on viewing your blog. Nice to have found you . Ciao ALISON

Lara said...

This post is fantastic.....I added your giveaway on my sidebar, I follow you!!Thanks and hugs!!!

Lara said...

I grabbed your button!!!

Daniela said...

Beautiful interview. Thanks. Daniela.

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