Paris in Bloom, A Giveaway

I shall never forget my wonderful trip to the beautiful country of France.

I traveled there for the very first time,

with friends and bloggers for an exciting adventure, of sightseeing, 

shopping the Brocantes and many fabulous shops, that were mainly in the Normandy area.

I so hope to return soon, to that country of such beauty and grace.

In the meantime,  I enjoy the picturesque countryside and cities

from books such as the one I am giving away to one of my readers!

I was introduced to this book by Lidy of French Garden House.

I ordered the book and loved it, and now I want to share one with you.

“Paris in Bloom” by Georgianna Lane.

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This book contains exquisite photos of “Paris in Bloom”.

Paris in Bloom Book-Housepitality Designs

There is also a beautiful tutorial on how you can

create your own Parisian style bouquet.

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Magnificent floral displays shown in both private homes and public gardens.

I so remember how enchanting the window boxes were.

Overflowing with exquisite flowers.

Paris in Bloom Book-Housepitality Designs

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Would you love a chance to win a copy of this magnificent book?

Just leave me a comment letting me know that you would.

The giveaway will end on Monday, May 8th, 2017

and the winner will be announced on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017.

What have I been doing lately? Getting ready for a mega yard sale!

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Started purging the linen drawers … emptied out quite a few drawers

and moved on to the closets filled with more linens.

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Lots of nostalgia going on in this house, as I let go of many vintage items

that I have had for many years. Time to “Let it go”.

My garage is filled with hundreds of items to sell … truly downsizing.

Have a great weekend … you know what I will be doing!

Paris in Bloom Book-Housepitality Designs

In the meantime, again, should you wish to have a chance to win this book:

Just leave a comment saying just so!

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  1. I am a book collector and would love to have a copy or win a copy of “Paris In Bloom”.

  2. Thank you so much for such a lovely giveaway opportunity. The books looks wonderful! I am in awe of your decluttering efforts. I have to do the same thing, only I have a extremely hard time parting with all my clutter.

  3. Cindy Nimmo says

    You have a beautiful way to package your items to sell. I’m sure you’ll do well – wish I was close enough to do some shopping! I’m planning the same type of process through my own home. I did a pretty major purge in 2012, but it needs to be done more thoroughly this time. I finally feel like I know my style and can let go of a lot more. Have a great day!

  4. Good luck with your yard sale! I spent 3 glorious weeks in France in 2010 including one full week in Paris. I would love to win that book!
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  5. Good luck with your garage sale, wish I could come and take a look! You display things so beautifully. Would love a copy of that book. I am going to France on Sunday for my first visit.

  6. Donna Bannister says

    A beautiful book that would be a wonderful addition to my little library. But, what I would really love would be able to attend your yard sale. It’s going to be a “mini market.” Good luck, I know all your work will be rewarded.

  7. Wish your yard sale was closer to me. Oh, I would love, love that book. Have a blessed day!!

  8. Downsizing is work but its so exciting also.I’d love to visit Paris through the pages of that book.

  9. Shirley, I have the book on my must purchase list! I have been to Paris two times and it is such a gorgeous city, I hope to return soon! Happy Yard Sale!
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  10. My daughter dreams of going to Paris. I have been eyeing this book and thinking of getting it. It looks beautiful.

  11. I am amazed that you are wrapping your items so beautifully! I am sure that will help to sell them! Like I have said, wish I were closer:) I would love to win the book, it looks beautiful and I LOVE flowers! This is right up my alley!!! Good luck with the sale!!!!
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  12. Mayanna Howard says

    I am downsizing too. Hope to get all the extra stuff given away. Would love a copy of the book.

  13. Really enjoy your blog. I paint watercolors from books like Paris in Bloom, would love to win it!

  14. The book looks absolutely gorgeous! Between you and my son, you both have truly inspired me to go one day. My son took college classes there one summer and loved it there. I would love to have a copy of your book! Good luck with the yard sale, it looks like you’ve spent a great deal of time preparing!

  15. Amy Kaminski says

    Many years ago I had the opportunity to travel to Paris in the Spring. Unfortunately it snowed!!! I did not get to see the beautiful outdoor gardens but did go to a few flower markets which were amazing. I hope to get back to that wonderful country again soon too. I would love to be able to win a copy of this book too!

  16. I’ve been to France twice and absolutely love the country and enjoyed shopping its many markets. The book looks like a wonderful one to have. Good luck on your yard sale!

  17. Barbie Bertke says

    Boy would I love to go to your yard sale. Dayton, OH is not exactly close to you?. The book looks lovely. So sweet of you to gift one to one of your readers. Good luck on your sale. Have a happy weekend.

  18. Oh my! I am in love with that first photo already!! I’d love to have this book. Thank you for the chance to win xoxox
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  19. One of my many favorite things to see in Paris were the beautiful flowers everywhere. The window boxes are magnificent.I have seen this book in one of my favorite stores and would love to own it.

  20. Dawn brasfield says

    Shirley, I enjoy your blog. Wish I was close so I could be at your yard sale. Would love the book as I was in Paris in early March but there weren’t many blooms then.

  21. I know I will never get to Paris, so this book would help me wish I was there.

  22. Alice Genzlinger says

    I would enjoy having this beautiful book to wander through and get ideas for my own garden. I wish I could go to Paris, especially in Spring, but that will never happen unless I win the lottery. Thanks for giving a chance to win this book.

  23. I remember all the pretty flower markets. I wish we had them set up here. So hard to find good flowers here without driving almost an hour away and back. Such a pretty book.
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  24. Regina S. says

    Good luck with the sale. Yes, I would love to win the book!

  25. Love flowers….love all things French. I would LOVE to win this book. Thank you for the great giveaway.

    Oh I wish I lived closer – your yard sale is going to have so many wonderful finds. I’m envious…but also eager to follow your downsizing adventure.

  26. Sure wish I lived close to you so I could go to your yard sale. Some lucky buyers have a treat in store.

  27. If only I would take the downsizing step, you will be so successful and others will enjoy your treasures. I would love the book to display on my coffee

  28. Oh…I would love to win a copy! I’m hoping for sunny, dry weather for your garage sale…and lots of buyers! Good luck! 😉

  29. I too have fond memories of trips to Paris. I always enjoy seeing European gardens and flower shops – so romantic! Reading about your upcoming garage sale resonated with me as well. I am in the process of downsizing and moving. I’m learning how to say goodbye to some of my items as I embrace change. Good luck to you!

  30. Mary MacKenzie says

    Thanks, I needed that reminder to get going with my clearout. Problem is I have a husband who wants to keep everything, so I have to do it when he’s not around.

  31. Shirley, this is such a beautiful book, I know whoever wins the one you are giving away will be blessed and love it forever! Oh, how I wish I could come to your garage sale…I know you have lots and lots of amazing things hiding in there.
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  32. Cheryl Bull says

    Yes, Shirley, I would enjoy having this book!
    I see the goal of your cleaning out is not only to downsize
    but also to have a yard sale and pass on those lovely things to be a blessing to others!!

  33. I have never been to Paris, but I am a lover of flowers. This book is lovely and even if I don’t win I think I will look for a copy to give as a gift for my friend who is a gardener AND has been to Paris!

  34. What inspirational and beautiful pictures of Paris. Makes me want to drop everything and go there immediately! I would love to win this book so “I can go there anytime.”

  35. What an inspirational book full of beauty. I can see why you purchased it, drew me right into the captivating pages, I would love to win this book to take me into the pages of beauty.Saying goodby to treasures are hard, new memories are coming your way. Good luck with your garage sale!!! Lynne‘s recent post…Pops of Spring On The Shop PatioMy Profile

  36. Hilda lavender says

    The book looks beautiful! I would enjoy owning it. Love your blog. Good luch with your yard sale.

  37. I would love to have this book! I hope to go to Paris one day, but it is just a dream. I wish I lived near you so I could come to your sale!

  38. JoAnn Mooney says

    I love anything French and it looks like at beautiful book! Speaking of flowers, the lavender plant you gave me is just about to bloom. I am so excited! Good luck this weekend!

  39. I would love this book to share with a friend. She loves Paris and flowers.

  40. Anne c stokes says

    You blog is so inspirational.As a Francophile,your creativity taps into my creativity,memories of visiting France.Your book would be beautiful as a conversational item and beautiful on my coffee table. I would serve guest goodies I learned to cook at Cordon Bleu.

  41. Oh, how I would love the book, Paris in Bloom… all the posts and would love being a close by neighbor for your yard sale. I know it will go well…Blessings!

  42. Marcie perez says

    ? ???????????? here is to winning!

  43. Susan Smith says

    I love all things “Paris” since I was born in Paris, Texas. I would love to win a copy of the beautiful book! I am also a flower gardener. Wish I could attend your sale because I know I would find some treasures.

  44. I outdoor love to win your book give away. Will be going to Paris in the fall so will miss many of the beautiful flowers.

    Good luck at your sale, wish I was near enough to shop.

  45. What a wonderful book!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing the book and the opportunity to win. Good luck with
    sale. Wish I could be there to shop and carry lots of treasures home.

  46. Constance Mattson says

    Your site is lovely. What a great to page through it and imagine I am in France or even at your garage sale! I’d love to win your book and dream some more….thanks!

  47. Sharon Avinger says

    I would love to win that gorgeous book! yard sales are a lot of work. It looks as if yours is going to be very organized and that’s a good thing! Best of luck with it.

  48. Hi Shirley, that is such a beautiful book and I would love to look through the pages and dream. Have a great day!
    xoxo Jo

  49. This is just the type of book that I love! Would be great if I am lucky enough to win it! The best to you on your garage sale!

  50. Melanie Huttner says

    I would love this beautiful book!

  51. How can one not love flowers? The book looks exquisite, and I would love to win it. Good luck with your sale. I know it is a lot of tedious, hard work getting ready for it, but also a good feeling once everything is cleaned out and you can prepare to downsize.

  52. Rose Marie Biddle says

    I went to Paris in 1986, and I absolutely loved it! We were on the go so much, I didn’t have time to get any souvenirs (probably was out of money, too!) I would love to get this book as my own souvenir!

  53. Would love to win this book. Lots of luck with your yard sale, Shirley!

  54. I’d love a copy of the book. Terri

  55. beautiful pictures, Shirley. Loved looking at them.

  56. Paris has long been on my bucket list, but it doesn’t look like it will happen.
    I would love to have such a beautiful book because I make floral arrangements and garden.
    Fairly new to blogs and the creativity of so many women. I often think that instead of donating to strangers at thrift shops, why not give to like minded hoarders, I mean collectors ? Imagine having the opportunity to be the recipient after paying for postage ?
    That way the love continues.
    Wish we could all be at your yard sale to meet each other.
    Good luck

  57. Rebecca turner says

    Mais oui! I would love to win the book, because when I finally make it to Paris it might not be Spring. My brother in law thinks we may go after he retires next year…but Hubby has a few more years until he can actually retire, but he can always take a vacation! (His brother is the only one who can get him to relax & take time off for fun. Smiles!

  58. What a lovely book, thank you for the opportunity to win it.

  59. I would love to have this book. I travelled to Paris with my daughter and her family two years ago in June. I haven’t stopped talking about it yet. The other thing I would love is to be at your yard sale. I know it will be magnificent! I guess my husband would think it was too far. Virginia is not that far, right??

  60. Shirley: I would love to win this book and I thank you for the chance to win. I, too, am in love with the beauty and the culture of France. I am drawn in by the respect and attention they have for all the details of daily living.

    Again, thanks for the chance and wishing you all the best with your garage sale.
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  61. I would love that book. I’m a flower geek and love gardening. I would enjoy coming to your yard sale! Did you guys break ground yet?
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  62. Good luck with your sale Shirley, I need to do the same…the book is gorgeous, I would paint something from every page! I have never been to France, but I’ve heard the light is magical…
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  63. Would love to win this book. I have never been to Paris. This would be my dream book.

  64. Theresa N says

    Beautiful! I’d love to win this book.

  65. I would love ❤️❤️❤️ that book! It looks beautiful!

  66. Debi Day Foley says

    The book looks beautiful!!

  67. jeannette says

    Haven’t been around for awhile. So happy to see this giveaway today. I would love to have a chance to win.
    Sounds like you are very busy. I started going through a few closets and that is about it.
    I’ve thought about a garage sale, but for me its the fact that I don’t have a clue how to price things! Wish you were my neighbor 🙂

    Take care

  68. Paula Scheib says

    Looks like a lovely book,, would love to win it!!!

  69. Happy yard sale and wish I were closer! I would love to be entered for the book. I too went to Paris but it was many years ago. I love everything about it!

  70. This book looks lovely! I lived in France for a year. Would love to win a copy.

  71. I’ve been tempted by Paris in Bloom since I first saw a copy of it Shirley…a feast for the eyes with Georgianna Lane’s exquisite photography and gorgeous blooms! Hope your yard sale was a success! I can guarantee no one else’s sale items looked so good, tied with baker’s twine and decorative punch labels 🙂
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  72. I’d love to win a copy of this beautiful book…I’d also love to attend your yardsale!

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