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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Exclusive Country Homes

I love giveaways, I really need to have one someday.
I particularly love winning a giveaway, don't you?  
Greet of Belgian Pearls had a fabulous giveaway, it was for the book Exclusive Country Homes and I won!!!  A great big YAY for me.
It arrived yesterday and oh my, there is so much eye candy in there.  It's huge and it will take forever to read it all the way I can see many happy hours ahead of me...sigh, I love beautiful European homes.

That is just one example of what I have to look forward to.
These homes are all lovely estates.

Greet, of Belgian Pearls, along with her brother and her husband run a business that has been in her family for four generations.  They create elegant rooms with lovely wood paneling and built-ins of all sorts.  She refers to them as cabinet makers, but they are that and so much more.  These artisans do truly amazing work.  If you have not been to her blog, you need to go, especially if you love beautiful interiors.
Greet was one of the first bloggers that I "met" on-line, she won a pay-it-forward giveaway that I had.  I sent her an apron that I had made and since then she has become a real friend.  She is so warm and genuine.  
Thank you, dearest Greet for sending me this amazing book, I will think of you every time I see it and especially every time I read it.
I admire the simplicity of European design, don't you?  

Have a lovely weekend my friends,



nannykim said...

how wonderful to win such a delightful book---glad for you!!

Pamela Gordon said...

What a wonderful surprise gift! You will definitly enjoy many hours looking at it. I just looked at your post of yesterday and all your pretty valentine decorations. I like the banner on the fireplace. I hope you have a good weekend. Blesssings and hugs, Pamela

Nancy said...

Hi Cindy,

I'm happy for your win! What a fun book to have.

I hope you enjoy your weekend as well!


podso said...

That looks like a wonderul win. Lots of reading and admiring are ahead of you with that book! Have a good weekend!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Looks like a wonderfully inspiring book! Fun giveaway win!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Looks like a wonderful treat to receive that book!! I know you will spend some delightful time reading and looking through it. contgratulations on the win! blessings ~ tanna

cuori e perline said...

Oh Cindy!
Congratulations on the nice win!
Have a great weekend!
Here it's snowing again!

Bluebells and Lavender said...

That's a seriously big coffee table book Cindy, do enjoy it - the pictures inside look beautiful! Take care. (thanks for your lovely comments on my Jeanne d'Arc Living Mag). Sharon

Greet Lefèvre said...

My dearest friend,
I am so happy you love the book!
And thank you so much for mentionning Belgian Pearls and my company here!

Anneke said...

congrats for winning this lovely book.
how lovely is your blogheader and your livingroom is so cosy.
great combination from furniture and old decorations.
it is here cold and thanks for visiting my blog.
have a nice weekend and i love Canada, with his beautiful nature and friendly people.
regards from Ann

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Congratulations! It's fun to win things and it looks like a lovely book.

Jenifer said...

Congrats on winning the book! How fun! I love hosting giveaways on my blogs. I have also won two I think, love getting freebies! :)

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Cindy!!! What a beautiful book! I popped over to Greet's blog (what a wonderful name)and saw several beautiful photos...goodness. You're right, lots and lots of eye candy. Congratulations!
Yes, I love giveaways! I'm entering them all the time. I hope to have my first one here in a couple of weeks. ;)

Sue said...

What a grand win! Greet is so sweet! Lovely book for your coffee table and many hours of 'dreaming' which I know you will enjoy!
xoxo Sue

Eclectically Vintage said...

Lucky girl - I love books. The homes are amazing!! I just donated about a dozen boxes of books - I miss them!! New Linky follower here.

Betty said...

Such a beautiful book! I'm sure you will enjoy many hours browsing and reading.

Shelia said...

Hi Cindy! What a wonderful book! I know you'll love it. Glad you liked my little doggies! :)
Be a sweetie,

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Yay for you! So glad you won that book. Looks lovely.
Also love the pretty little hearts you've scattered around your place. Love is in the air! You really have been in a creative phase! Congrats on being featured! You deserve it.
Enjoy your weekend!
Love and hugs,

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I think big decorating books are so fun. Just think of the hours you will spend looking through it. I'm happy it came from such a good friend. I haven't been to Greet's blog but will go check it out. I'm a Linky Follower now. :o)

Chandra MoMoMod said...

Those photos are gorgeous! They look like images I need to pin to my Pinterest board! LOL I'm going to see if I can find that book online to purchase!

Jo @ To a Pretty Life said...

Congratulations on winning! The book looks lovely! I'll have to see if my library has it ;-)

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Cindy,
How won "Yeah"
The book looks great. I love spending time reading and looking through a good decorating book.
I know you are really going to enjoy this one.
Have a sweet day my friend, Elizabeth

thistlewoodfarm said...


What a fun book! Thanks for sharing all the inspiration.


Ana said...

Yay! Congrats Cindy. Enjoy your book.

Much love,