I must say, things have been a bit hectic around here lately.
Our move, then a trip the very next day after closing on the house . . .
my mom here for a visit this past week . . . and we traveling back to Georgia
to take her back home where she lives with my brother and my sister-in-law.
Needless to say that there has been little time for posting, social media,
unpacking and organizing. My days have been very long.
Today, I want to give you some sneak peeks of the house and a giveaway from me.
But first here are some sneak peeks!
I took photos from the dining room windows giving you glimpses of the porch.
The porch is not completely decorated or organized,
like the rest of the house, but hopefully in the next few weeks it will all come together.
The porch faces this beautiful home and property across the street.
It is a very grand award winning French Country home.
Like the above home, the Berry Patch house sits on acreage and here is a glimpse of the “backyard”
Recently, many, many shrubs, hedges and trees on this vast property have been all trimmed back,
and flower beds cleaned out . . .
The landscaper and his crew worked all day and the results are wonderful.
The backyard (photo taken from the huge sunroom) has a enormous grassy area that I call “the meadow”.
On the right you will see an elevated area bordered in stone in which the owner had raised bed gardens.
Once we have a break in the “Boys of Summer” travels,
we will have more time to unpack and organize. . . only to do it again!
I can say that in the little time that we have had, we have accomplished a lot.
I cannot wait to share more of what I plan on doing.
But now, let’s get to the giveaway!
I gave this book away before and since it is one of my very favorite books,
I want to give another copy away to one of my readers,
“Beautiful, All American Decorating and Timeless Style” by Mark D. Sikes.
I reference this book often, re-creating some of the vignettes in the book
and lately, carrying this book with me to my builder’s office showing him some designs
that I want incorporated into the new house. Oh be still my heart, I so love this vignette:
I must say that I am in love with the cover too . . . oh I love the entire book!!
When unpacking my blue and white pieces, they have been landing on the dining room table
just waiting to be placed around the Berry Patch house.
Right now that task will be done in a week or so.
Do you spy anything new on the table? I bought a few things a couple of weeks ago
at an estate sale in my old neighborhood . . . (oh that sounds sad, “my old neighborhood”)
(Note: I will not have a formal dining room in the new house. Details coming soon!)
Still trying to play with the furniture arrangement at Berry Patch.
You know nothing fits just right when you move pieces from one house to another.
I will have a different challenge in the new house where I will have very little walls.
I will be giving away one copy of “Beautiful” by Mark D. Sikes to one lucky reader.
The giveaway starts today, Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 and ends at midnight August 14, 2018.
The giveaway is restricted to those living in the continental U.S. only.
All you have to do is leave a comment letting me know that you would love to win this book.
Good luck and have a most “Beautiful” day!!
See you on Friday with my sweet and talented friends,
for great floral inspiration.