French Vintage Decor & DIY Book and A Giveaway

You are in for a treat today as I am so happy to tell you about a most beautiful new book

by the fabulously talented Jamie Lundstrom, creator of So Much Better With Age blog.

If you know Jamie, you would know about her love for all things French.

Her beautiful French Country home is truly a reflection of her creative talents.

Jamie’s book has been released just recently and already,

“French Vintage Decor, Easy Elegant DIY Projects for Any Home”,

is the #1 Bestseller on Amazon

in the Do It Yourself Home Improvement category. Congrats to Jamie!

So enjoy a sneak peek of a French Vintage Decor & DIY Book & A Giveaway I have for you!

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Meet Jamie.

Here she is creating one of her many beautiful floral arrangements.


Here is another example of her floral creations

in her dining room of a beautiful example of French casual elegance:


In typical “Jamie fashion” the book arrived

in a box beautifully packaged and filled with goodies and the sweetest personal note.

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I could not wait to open the book and see each of the 70  great tutorials

on projects that help you obtain a French inspired look for your home,

such as How to Age an Urn and How to make a faux topiary.

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You can see this urn and the topiary on her kitchen counter.

Beautiful?!! … yes indeed!



Just love the lavender topiary . . . can you tell I am partial to topiaries?

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Jamie presents tutorials that are easy to follow

using materials that are easily accessible.

There is a section of projects/tutorials on textiles that include a project to create

a deconstructed footstool.

You can see the finished footstool in front of the fireplace below:


I share her love of baskets. Antique French baskets can be quite costly

and here is how she has taken a moderately priced basket and stenciled it

to create the look of a great vintage French basket.

French Basket-Housepitality Designs

To say that I love Jamie’s book is an understatement!!

Her book is truly incredible . . . filled with so many projects

that even I can do! 🙂 . . . to achieve the French flair that is so desired

without breaking the bank! Truly elegant and fun projects!


This book is available on Amazon HERE

at Barnes and Noble HERE

Or possibly at your local favorite bookstore.

Because I love this book, “FRENCH VINTAGE DECOR, Easy/Elegant DIY Projects for Any Home”,

so much, I have decided to offer a copy of this book to one lucky reader!

All you have to do is leave me a comment,

letting me know that you would like the opportunity to win this book.

The Giveaway starts today, June 13th, 2018 and will end at midnight June 27, 2018.

Winner chosen by random selection.

Good Luck and have a most beautiful, beautiful day!!!

Also, stayed tuned for another wonderful Floral Friday coming your way this Friday!


NOTE: I was sent this amazing book for review and promotion.

All glorious reviews are happily and joyfully my own!!!

Also: I am NOT an affiliate of Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

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  1. I’ve seen so much about Jamie’s book recently Shirley and have it in my Amazon wishlist! I’ve always wanted to try my hand at antiquing/aging a mirror! I hope you’re enjoying a little R&R this week between packing for your move. Looking forward to seeing your beautiful floral on Friday. ♥

  2. This book sounds wonderful. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of it. I love the way she packaged it for you!

  3. There is nothing better than to settle in with a book that promises adventures to beautiful locales. I’m thinking this would be good to start the week with and end up on Fri biting at the bit to makes some of those adventures my weekly reality.

  4. DIANE Parker says

    Love…love vintage French design. It looks like a beautiful book and one I would love to have on my French coffee table!

  5. What a great give-away! I’d love to win a copy of this book which looks so inviting, inspirational and yummy. Please enter me in your contest and have a great weekend. Hugs, Pat

  6. Adore the vintage French style.
    The book looks great and I love to win a copy of it.

  7. Shirley, what a beautiful book! It would be a wonderful book to add to my collection. I love the lavender topiary! Enjoy your day!!!

  8. What a pretty book. I would love to win this book. Thanks for the opportunity.

  9. Thanks for offering this beautiful book to us, it would be a cozy sit to have and look at and enjoy.

  10. I love, love, love decorating books and especially ones like this one that teach you how to do some of their looks. I would love to add this particular book to my collection!!! I have books everywhere in my decor. Need this one to add to my decor!!!

  11. That does look like a beautiful book and I know how hard she worked on it. So glad it’s number 1!

  12. Shirley, I just love your home and reading your blog makes me feel like a good
    friend of yours! This book looks so interesting and I follow Jamie on her blog!
    Thanks for giving away a copy of the book! Hope I’m the lucky one!

  13. The book looks lovely and it’s terrific that the author gives how-to tutorials for them!

  14. Sue Kueffer says

    The book looks beautiful and is coffee table worthy. Your description of the contents is wonderful, and builds anticipation at the possibility of winning a copy of Jamie’s “French Vintage Decor”.

  15. What a beautiful book!! I enjoy her blog and love French decor. Would like to win this.

  16. Love your blog and I know I would love the book if I won.

  17. Sharon Colburn says

    Lovely book. I would enjoy having a copy. I am decorating-creative-deficient and need lots of help.

  18. Mary Stevens says

    Would love to win this book! Looks like so many great ideas to go?

  19. What a lovely book! I would love to win a copy! Thank you for such a nice giveaway opportunity!

  20. I would love to win this book. I have quite a collection myself but I always need a new one.

  21. Looks like a great book. I so enjoy having a cup of tea and my decorating books. A new one is always welcome in my collection. Thanks for sharing, Shirley!

  22. I would love to win this beautiful book!

  23. Connie Worthington says

    What a lovely book, with wonderful ideas

  24. I need another decorating book like I need a hole in the head, but if I don’t win this one, I think I may have to break down and buy it. It looks awesome. Thanks for doing the give-away.

  25. Congrats to Jamie on her book being #1!!!! I would love a chance to win it! Seeing all the pics you showed, it looks wonderful. Have a good weekend and try not to work too hard. We leave Sun. for OBX for the week!

  26. Donna Cheek says

    I love the book-wonderful ideas! My husband and I love nothing more than a pretty project. Would love to have it! Love your blog, too!

  27. Mary Mackenzie says

    Her home is lovely, and I’m sure the book is just as lovely.

  28. Hi Shirley, I do love Jamie’s incredible ideas and projects to add a French touch of flair to our homes. It would be great fun to win this book and start in a project. Thank you for letting us know about it and for a chance to win a copy!! Yay!


  29. You are too kind, Shirley! Thank you so much for such a beautiful post! I’m so glad to hear that your readers will love a signed copy. Thanks again, friend.
    Hugs, Jamie

  30. The book looks lovely. so happy for Jamie and the release of her beautiful book.

  31. Cindy Horton says

    Thank you for the chance to win this beautiful book. Of course you could right your own book.? your blog and Instagram post. Hope I am the lucky one.

  32. Would love a chance to win this book. I love her ideas on Instagram

  33. I’m thrulled st even the chance to win the newly release decor book!

  34. Wendy Jamieson says

    Jamie, I would absolutely love to win a copy of this book. I live in a small town with no book stores.

    Please – Please ? It would be the pot of gold at the end of my rainbow ?

  35. Sherry Myers says

    What a beautifully packaged treat you received. The book would definitely enhance my collection. Thank you for your generosity, Shirley. Crossing my fingers!

  36. I would love a copy of this beautiful book! Thank you for sharing it.

  37. Bonnie Gutierrez says

    Thank you for the chance to win. Funny, I was just eying this book on Amazon earlier this week and would love to own!

  38. The book looks lovely! I read her blog as well as yours and would love to win her book. Thank you for offering this to your readers.

  39. Looks like a beautiful book that I can’t wait to read.

  40. This looks like a great book for French decorating ideas.

  41. What a beautiful book!! Would love to win!! ❤️?

  42. Denise crowther says

    Thanks so much for sharing her beautiful book. I just love love her style and would love to have a copy so that I can be inspired to do more things around my home. Have a beautiful day

  43. Susan Malizia says

    Love how the bloggers like yourself that I follow all support fellow bloggers. So much talent amongst you all! Such a generous giveaway…looks like a great book! =)

  44. Love the ideas I’ve seen so far would love to win her book!!

  45. Denise Burns says

    Omg I to love everything and anything French. I can’t get enough of it . I wonder where that comes from. Anyways thank you for having this giveaway.

  46. Would like the opportunity to indulge in a great cup of coffee and brouse through Jamie’s book. Thank you for the chance to win her book.

  47. I would absolutely love a copy of this gorgeous book!

  48. Wow, what a wonderful book! I would love to win a copy but will probably buy it if I do not win because it has so many beautiful pics that I must have it!!!!

  49. I would love to win this beautiful book filled with lovely pictures and inspiration for decorating.

  50. Oui, oui. ..I would love to win this beautiful book!! Thank you!

  51. Beautiful book- would love a copy ?

  52. Rebecca M says

    Shirley congrats on selling your home. I know you’re looking forward to the new home but I will miss seeing this beautiful home.
    I would love to win a copy of this beautiful and useful book! Oooh the projects I could undertake!

  53. Hi Shirley!
    I always look forward to reading your blog and the artful way you have of arranging things. I especially love whenever you write posts featuring your garden room!
    Last week your tribute to the military and your Patriotic tree was touching, and made me wish I had a patriotic tree honoring my husband.
    Thank you for the book preview and a chance to win this book myself. Sincerely, ? Trenda

  54. Such a fantastic review and an amazing opportunity! My fingers are tightly crossed, Shirley. Thank you so much!

  55. Marty Koons says

    Would love to win a copy of Jamie’s new book! Thanks

  56. Denise crowther says

    So would love love a copy!!!!
    Love from South Africa.

  57. Love all the ideas I’ve already seen. Love her posts on Instagram. Would love to win a copy. Thank you for the chance

  58. Yanelys Harper says

    This book looks so incredible! I would love to try and make these projects! I’d love to get my hands on this book. Wonderful talent!

  59. This book looks amazing and I can’t wait to try some projects.

  60. Jamie’s French country style is just beautiful and her book looks the same. The examples you gave from her book look amazing. This book would be a treasure to receive!

  61. Love her ideas, would love to try some of her projects. Thanks for the chance.

  62. joy Kaess says

    Jamie’s book looks amazing…and what a sweet package she sent you!♥️ Would love the opportunity to win a signed copy of my own! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  63. Deborah L McCormick says

    I would love a chance to win this book.

  64. Chris (CJ) says

    I am a new followers of yours on Pinterest…thank you so much for hosting a give away of Jamie Lundstrom, fabulous book…I love French Decor! Her book is beautiful. One of my boards is called County French and City French…it would be great to have a copy of her book! Thanks CJ

  65. Nancy Draper says

    This caught my eye as a book my daughter would love. She has been to France 3 times and loves all things French related. Her birthday is in July and would be a lovely surprise for her.

  66. Jordon VK says

    I would absolutely love this book!! I follow Jamie already and her style is breathtaking

  67. Tracy o. says

    I’d love to win this book! I’ve been following Jaime for a while now, and it’s nice to follow a blogger who is also Canadian, like me! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

  68. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book! It looks beautiful and is filled with so many great ideas that I’d like to try. Love your blog and wish you the very best with your move! All the best!

  69. Love Jamie and follow her blog!!! Can’t wait to see the book in person and try the projects out myself! Thanks for the opportunity to receive a copy!

  70. Eloise fitzsimmons says

    I would LOVE to win this book – it would be a wonderful reminder of the one time I was in France, some 20 year ago. Thank you for giving me the chance.

  71. Robin Fink says

    I would Love to win this book- filled with so many great projects.Thanks!!

  72. Jeane Gallo says

    I would love to win this book. I have discovered that my style has somewhat transitioned from farmhouse to vintage french

  73. LindaSonia says

    What a lovely sneak peek inside this awesome book – would love to win!!

  74. Wow, I can’t wait to get Jami’s book. I love her ideas and tutorials. She is the real deal and I am proud of her. A blog fan who needs a gift book cuz I am not able to purchase hers or Floral Affair or French Accents 2nd edition. Please, pick me because I have never won anything. I need help with my home and love her ideas as well as so many you have Shirley.?

  75. Darlene Hockin says

    I would love a copy of this book as I love the French vintage style and Jamie’s blog. I live in Canada so it is more expensive for me to buy it on Amazon but would love to win it!!!

  76. Laura Harrie says

    Of course I would love to win your give away of Jamie’s book, I follow her blog and really enjoy how she makes things beautiful. I enjoy her creative style.

  77. Debbie ball says

    i stumbled onto this post and am so glad I did! I’ve been exploring the posts, which are wonderful. I’ve read a few posts on your friends pages where they’re doing projects from this book. Each of your blogger friends display a style I like so much! Thank you for the project. It’s inspiring!

  78. That was awesome. I missed it. Is there any offer for 2020? I am waiting and bookmarked the site for further assistance.

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