Some Sneak Peeks of the House and a Giveaway

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!

Front Porch-Housepitality Designs-2

I took photos from the dining room windows giving you glimpses of the porch.

Front Porch-Housepitality Designs

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.

Chapel Ridge-Housepitality Designs

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.

Backyard-Housepitality Designs

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:

Beautiful/Mark D. Sikes

I must say that I am in love with the cover too . . . oh I love the entire book!!

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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.

Blue and White-Housepitality Designs-2

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,

of Floral Friday, Lidy, Mary, and Pam

for great floral inspiration.

Floral-Friday-Summer-2018

Note: this is NOT a sponsored post. This giveaway is entirely on my own and on my dime! 🙂

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Comments

  1. I sure could use a decorating book for our new place. I need ideas.

  2. Karen W. says:

    I am excited about your time at Berry Patch…sharing the experience of decorating a new space. And, of course, the journey with you to your new home.

    The giveaway book would encourage me to make some changes here on my home.

  3. Gorgeous!! That’s a very nice home to live in for the interim! I love Beautiful too and thank you so much for gifting me with one. ♥

  4. Deidre Cook says:

    In love with the blue and white! Excited to see you display all the beautiful pieces, would really enjoy receiving ” Beautiful ” to incorporate in my home decorating. Hugs D

  5. Angela Aguirre says:

    I would love to win this book!!! Beautiful blue and white!!!

  6. Joan Rooney says:

    Congratulations on completing the first stage of your move. I know that it is a lot of work. I love your beautiful traditional style and would enjoy a copy of that book for some refreshing ideas. Can’t wait to see how you decorate this home.

  7. I love decorating books and refer to them often. I would love to add this one to my collection. It looks wonderful!

  8. So much beauty surrounds us daily, but to be able to hold it on a rainy,inside kind of day would be really special.

  9. Kim Jackson says:

    This book looks amazing! Looking forward to seeing how you decorate this transitional house.

  10. What a beatiful home to live in for the interim. I look forward to seeing what you’ve chosen to build!

  11. Among The Treasures says:

    I would love to have a great decorating book; especially for vignettes. I sold or gave away all of mine before we moved six months ago. I need new inspiration!
    Safe travels in Georgia…it is raining with a flood watch!

  12. I am slowly collecting decorating books and would love to have this one to add to my collection. It is so relaxing to sit in a comfortable chair and read and look at the wonderful photos of gorgeous homes and gardens. Much success to you in your move and the building of your new home.

  13. Amy Kaminski says:

    This looks like a lovely book to read relaxing with a nice iced tea. Would love to be the winner!

  14. Sandy Dollar says:

    I would love to have this book! Thanks so much!

  15. Bonny Cleavenger says:

    This book and your decor is alot of what I love. I would love to have this book to help me decorate. Love everything you do .

  16. I see by the comments that folks are confused and think the house you shared is the one you are renting. 🙂 I think the beautiful sconces may be new? I have the book already so don’t include me in the giveaway.

  17. Cookie Sheldon says:

    Love peaking..So would love to win.

  18. Dawn Nase says:

    The book looks like a beautiful read and reference – I’d love to add it to my collection! Hold on, Shirley, for the ride!!

  19. Regina s. says:

    The book is beautiful! Would love to add this one to my home.

  20. Yarlette says:

    Berry patch home seems like a beautiful place to live while you wait for your new home to be built. You have been very busy. Makes me tired just hearing all that you have been doing. Would love to have the book to add to my collection.of decorating books . Can’t wait to see more pictures of the way you add your touch to Berry Patch house..

  21. Lisa Pogue says:

    Would love to receive a copy of this book! I would be thankful and my husband would cringe from all the decorating inspiration it would provide 😉
    Thank you for sharing!!

  22. Linda sellers says:

    Everything is beautiful from the sneak peak. So you’re built a new home?
    The grounds here are beautiful.

    I also love to collect Blue & White !

    I would love to win that gorgeous book.

    Have fun decorating. Can’t wait to see your home.

    Sincerely Linda

  23. Lois deHaan says:

    I would love the book! I love blue and white and that is what originally caught my eye in your decorating style. You give me inspiration in decorating my home and I love your beautiful Floral Friday arrangements. Looking forward to seeing your new home and more decorating ideas.

  24. Would love to have this book. I have enjoyed seeing his rooms used in blogs. Looking forward to posts of this home and the one you are building. Love blue and white. Always looking for another piece.

  25. I would love to sit and flip through this lovely book. Thanks for the chance to win!

  26. Love seeing the little bits of the rental house. I can’t remember, did you say how long the build will take? I have this book already, so please don’t enter me. Someone is really going to enjoy it!

  27. I would love to read this book over and over. If you get some of your beautiful ideas from it then I know I would love it!
    Going from one beautiful house to another is a lot of hard work but what fun in decorating. And to get to design your next one? Dream come true!

  28. I love all your decorating ideas and can’t wait to see your ideas for this home and the Home you will be building! I love blue and white and use it somewhere in every room of my home! I would love a chance to win this beautiful book! Have a lovely day Shirley!

  29. Your home is lovely. I have collected decorating books for ever and from time to time I go back to them. I love all my decorating books they make me happy. We live in New England and are empty nesters now we are considering downsizing and moving to Colorado where our daughter and fiancé live. So I am already asking myself what can I part with….it certainly won’t be my decorating books 📚. Wishing you all the best in your new home it’s an exciting time. Have fun decorating.

  30. Kathleen Bolton says:

    We moved from Michigan to Florida four years ago and the amount of work it took is still fresh in my mind.My style has changed a lot and I would love to win Mark Sikes book. I can’t wait to follow along with the design and build of your new home. Take care and have a great Tuesday!

  31. Kathryn says:

    I’m so looking forward to following you as you move into your new home in this new chapter in your life! I can’t wait to “peek in the windows” to see how you set up the home you’re currently in and your forever home later. I love Mark Sikes and traditional decorating, along with French country. I could use some inspiration from both you and Mark! Good luck to you!

  32. I know I would enjoy the book….look forward to see your beautiful home.

  33. Shirley, you have such a beautiful house to stay in while you are building your new one, What a gorgeous blue and white collection that you have! I agree about furniture being hard to place going from one home to the next. I had to get rid of some pieces and buy some pieces, That book looks like it would be a wonderful book to own! Enjoy your day!!!

  34. Mary MacKenzie says:

    Really like what Mark Sikes does and would love to have the book.

  35. Sue Kueffer says:

    I would love to be the recipient of this beautiful book. I have poured over photos of Mr. Sikes’ work in magazines and on blogs for a few years now. He never disappoints.

    On another note, I enjoy reading about this new journey you are on. My husband and I have plans to downsize and relocate in a few years so I am very interested in your story.

  36. Susan Nicholson says:

    Shirley, I’m looking forward to seeing the floor plans of your new home and experiencing the building process again through your new project. It is a true labor of love but worth every moment in the end.
    Mark Sikes’ book is fabulous, I own it and love every room in it, a great gift!

  37. Would love to have the book, love blue and white. Hope your new build goes smoothly!

  38. If you love this book, then I would love to win it because I love your decorating style.

  39. Linda Roller says:

    Since I love blue and white, I have Liberty Blue, Lochs of Scotland blue, and Blue Willow, would love this book. Need some inspiration for vignettes. And.. since you love this book
    I know I would as well because I always realllly like everything you do.

  40. Terri SantaColoma says:

    I would love this book for inspiration.

  41. Sandra Amos says:

    I would love this book. Definitely need ideas to decorate my 1876 4 square home.

  42. Peggy Marshall says:

    I collect decorating books, and I don’t have this one, so I need to win it for sure!!! Would come in handy for my downsizing. Just gotta win it!!! Keeping my fingers crossed!!!

  43. Mary Stevens says:

    Can’t wait to see what you will be doing to this house!! Would love to win the book. I can sit for hours looking at decorating books!!

  44. Sharon Elsberry says:

    Wow…amazing giveaway!! I would love to win “Beautiful” because I love decorating and creating vignettes. The cover inspires me to open and read more. Thank you for sharing your many talents with us!

  45. Hoping to put our house on the market soon so this book will help tremendously. We have to downsize too.

  46. Catherine M Foy says:

    I would so enjoy reading this beautiful book. I am in the process of bringing more blue into my townhouse. Thanks for the chance to win.

  47. We are getting ready for our move to Texas and would love to have this as a reference. Wishing you many more happy memories in your new home!

  48. Pat Mays says:

    Look forward to all your posts and I love your decorating style. I would so love a copy of the book you are giving away. Decorating books are my favorite!

  49. Bonnie Gutierrez says:

    Looks like you are on a roll and I am anxious to see as you settle in, what beauty you share next! Mark Sikes is a favorite of mine also, so I would love to own his book.

  50. Would love to peruse Beautiful since I am not familiar with it.
    Great job keeping perspective and a positive attitude through the moving procedures!

  51. Thank you, Shirley for the sneak peak of Berry Patch! Looking forward to your decorating here and really excited about your new build! I’m swooning over the house across from you…Wow!! Love decorating books. Would like to win “Beautiful”.

  52. A move is always tiring but you seem to have gotten it together, lucky you! I cannot wait to see your pictures using Mark’s ideas. Whatever you do, I know that it will be beautiful! Keep me in mind for your book giveaway and relax while you fashion that lovely new home. Sandy Lancaster, Pa.

  53. I admire so much of your decorating that I would love to win any book that has been your inspiration.

  54. We moved in Nov.2017 and are planning to pack everything this Nov. and head to NZ for 9 months. I really need this book!

  55. I’d love to win Mark Sike’s book! It’s so fun to watch your process decorating your transitional home and planning your forever home, Shirley!

  56. The Berry Patch house sounds like a lovely place to hang your hat while waiting for the new house to be built.
    Would love to win the gorgeous book, thank you for the awesome giveaway!

  57. Barbara R Burrus says:

    Thank you for sharing your decorating ideas and life with so many followers. I would love to win the Beautiful book. You have a way of making a house look like a “home”. Can’t wait to see more of the Berry Patch.

  58. That book is on my Amazon wish list! I would be thrilled to win it! Best of luck in your new place, I can’t wait to see what you are going to to do.

  59. Shirley, I am excited to watch how you turn Berry Patch into a temporary home that reflects you and your family.
    I would love to win this great book. If you love it …it has to be amazing.

  60. Donna Cheek says:

    I ❤️Love❤️ decorating books and am a huge fan of Mark Sikes-both his indoor and outdoor rooms! I would love a copy of this book. Thank you for the generous opportunity.

  61. T.conaway says:

    I hope to be getting my own place soon. I’d love the book!

  62. Grammi sharon says:

    I would love to have this book! My home could use the help.

  63. Esther Dill says:

    Hi Shirley,
    Your blog was one of the first blogs I read and I loved your former home.(I will miss it too). I look forward to seeing your temporary home decorated in your fabulous style.

  64. Allison Wade says:

    THANK YOU, SHIRLEY, FOR TAKING US ON “YOUR BEAUTIFUL” JOURNEY OF LIFE. BLUE AND WHITE ARE SO CLASSIC, YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL COLLECTION TO DECORATE WITH…LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR CONTINUED DECORATING SCAPES. I DO LOVE EVERYTHING “BEAUTIFUL”! BLESSINGS, ALLISON

  65. Brenda Wilson says:

    Oh my, I would love this book, and I do love your new home! Looking forward to your future decorating posts!!

  66. dEBORAH wILKINS says:

    Congratulations on the move and your progress to date. Someone in your neck of the woods would love to be the winner of the book and, by the way, your favorite consignment shop in Durham is also my favorite consignment shop in Durham! Let me know if you would like to go to the next French Farmer’s Wife Pop-up Barn Sale in Kernersville, NC. Best wishes, Deborah

  67. Love this book. Can’t wait to see your house all decorated! You do such a lovely job!

  68. Your new house looks like it will be amazingly pretty. I’m a convert to Mark Sykes and I can see why you draw inspiration from him. I would really love a copy of his book from which to draw my own inspiration. I’m all in!

  69. Laura Harrie says:

    Hi Shirley,
    Sure I am interested in the decorating book that you are giving away! It would give me more ideas to use in my home. I hear with trying to fit in things after moving, we just moved in May and I am still shifting things around to suit this new home! Good luck, I am certain you will make your new home just as beautiful!

  70. Such a beautiful blog…. I love your decorating style and would love to win a copy of the book. Moving twice will be worth it all when you get settled in your fabulous new home!!! Good luck & best wishes….the best is yet to come!! 🙂

  71. Teresa Ann Harral says:

    Love your blogs! I would be delighted to win such a beautiful book.

  72. Sherry myers says:

    I have admired this book from afar! I love the work and creativity of Mark. Reminds me of a lady I know that has a special touch whose blog I follow!😉 Your Berry Patch dwelling looks lovely. Your touch will make it soon feel more like home. Beautiful windows and views. We built three homes and lived with my father-in-law during interim two of those times. He loved our company and my cooking. But you have an added treat of experiencing the joy of letting your creative juices ebb and flow, and we get to see the results. Lucky us! Count me in for the giveaway please. Thank you, Shirley.

  73. Jane Fiske says:

    Love following your new adventure and enjoy all of your decorating posts. Winning the book would be wonderful!! Thanks for all you share!!

  74. Debi Foley says:

    The book looks beautiful and would love new inspiration. And your Blue and White collection is wonderful. I am always looking for new inexpensive piec s for my home. The search is half the fun. Thank you for your inspiration

  75. Thanks for the chance to win this book. I would love to add it to my others.

    I look forward to following your build and plans.

    Sure it will be a beauty

    Cindy

  76. SUE YOUNG says:

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful book with us….it would be a treasure, not only for instruction and ideas, but to feed our spirit, refresh our creativity. I, along with many others, would love to win it.

  77. CATHRYN TEMPLE says:

    I would love to win this Beautiful book! Shirley, everything you do is fabulous. I am in awe of your energy!!! And your husband’s!!

  78. Sandra D Joliet says:

    Looking forward to seeing more of your new home but it sounds so sad to be downsizing. I had to part with several wonderful things when a relative needed a place to stay and I couldn’t afford a storage unit. I still miss the things but that’s what they are…things, so I need to let go and make the most of it. Easier said than done. I think it will be exciting to decorate your new nest though and I love the blue & white items. I love to look through books and dream and yes, decorate so I would be honored to win the book. I enjoy making small vignettes also. I’m going to make a 6 foot shelf so I can display photos of my beloved dogs and figurines this fall. I just lost my last little fur baby this month and at my age I don’t think it would be fair to get another one. We have 7 rescue cats but I’ve always been a dog person. I wouldn’t be able to give it my all because of my health which probably will get worse rather than better. I plan to cross stitch some cute designs also. I have to muster up some strength to get started because I just feel lost & lonely right now but I’m planning the steps here and there. I also bought some x-stitch charts about prayer and God I want for another vignette area. That will take some time to stitch up. Gardening & mowing keeps me somewhat busy right now. Thanks for sharing bits of your new place with us.

  79. Christine kennedy says:

    This book is on my wish list! Like you, I love blue and white and am always looking to add to my collection when the price is right. Wishing you well as you transition to your next home and work on your new build..

  80. Having recently moved I understand trying to place furnishings in a new environment. Would love to win the book. Thanks for the opportunity!

  81. I would love to win this book. I look forward to your blog and love your style.

  82. Can’t wait to see how you decorate the Berry Patch house because I so loved every inch of your former home. I know your brand new home will be just as lovely and am looking forward to following along with you in the building process. We are beginning serious talks about building a smaller home as we are now hoping to having less upkeep as we age. That beautiful book is just what I need to get decorating ideas for my future home as well as the home we have now. Thanks for the opportunity.

  83. I, too am in love with this book. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.

  84. So many houses your head must be spinning. your temporary home is SO charming. but SO much for you to do. I had to giggle a teeny bit to learn your new build will have little walls, guess the ceilings will be very low. 😉 I love all your beautiful blue and white pieces. I would also love to have the Mark Sikes book.

  85. This book looks to be fabulous! Would love to have a copy.

  86. Carol Gillcar says:

    I look forward to each of your emails. They always give me new drive to complete lingering projects and ideas for new smiles.

  87. I would feel very lucky to get this beautiful book! I love decorating and am always on the lookout for new ideas and inspirations. Fingers crossed!!

  88. Sherry Carter says:

    Thank you for sharing your home! I can’t wait to see the new one! The book looks wonderful, just my style!

  89. Susan Smith says:

    Shirley, you are so generous to be giving away a book you love. I would like to have a chance to love it too! I love your decorating style, so I know I would love the book too. You are always so cheerful in your blog posts that it lifts me up! Thanks!

  90. What a wonderful adventure and a beautiful book.It would be fun to look into the pages and see what you pick from in creating your home.

  91. Rebecca M says:

    Shirley, I’m looking forward to watching you decorate the berry patch house. And then……..your new one!!
    Would love this book to help give me ideas to freshen up my house!

  92. Laura Laskey says:

    The Berry Patch looks beautiful so far! I would love to read the book too. 🙂

  93. Our style is so alike, but mine on a much smaller scale. I can’t wait to see how you decorate this home!
    Thank you for a chance to win Shirley!

  94. So looking forward to following along on your new journey! I can’t imagine how stressful moving can be and to do it twice in a short time, a tad overwhelming !!

  95. Donnamae says:

    I just know you are going to make the Berry Patch house a great interim home. We’ve lived in our home for so many years, I feel like I need some new ideas. It would be great to peruse that book for some. Thanks for the opportunity! 😉

  96. Thank you for the fun giveaway! Will be looking forward to hearing about your home away from home decorating till your new home is built:) We have had a hot unusual summer and outside a lot keeping things alive. I would enjoy Mark Sikes book Beautiful, it would give me inspirational ideas to work on during the cooler months ! Thank you for all the pictures and your lovely blue/white décor!

  97. Kerry Weis says:

    I have lived in my current home for 40 years and cannot imagine the moves you have made. I have a beautiful set of Blue Willow dishes I found at Goodwill years ago and use them every day…my kitchen is decorated in blue and white and I would love the book for some fresh ideas!

  98. Gail Coggins says:

    Recently moved to my little retirement home and trying to update and renovate ,just trying to breathe new life into my little abode and myself. Any new ideas would be appreciated and welcomed!

  99. carol smith says:

    I would love to win this decorating book. I love blue and white and cottage style. Can’t wait to see your “Berry Patch” decor and then your new house. Glad you had some time with your mom. HAPPY AUGUST !!

  100. Jeannie says:

    I would love to win the book! I could use some new ideas for my house.

  101. Oh how that book speaks to my heart and decorating soul. I just love my decorating books and would love to have this one in my collection. Thank you for brightening my day with your blog.

  102. What a beautiful house and the property is stunning also! Enjoy your new place!! xoxo

  103. Carol gill says:

    I look forward to each of your emails. They always give me new drive to complete lingering projects and ideas for new smiles.

  104. Robin Jackson says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. I love the “meadow”.

  105. Jeanne Bell says:

    I love your blog and have followed it for a long time. Thank you for taking us along on your adventures, and looking forward to more.

  106. I would love, LOVE to win this book! How very generous of you!!! I don’t think I have seen the candlesticks that are on the table??? Isn’t it fun, unpacking? I so get it though about things not fitting in a new house.

    PS, I need to pick your brain about packing and traveling. This trip has been hard.

  107. I would so love to win this book. It would be a wonderful treat to look at all the wonderful design pictures and dream.

  108. Debi shell says:

    Congratulations on surviving your move! I am sure you will have your temporary home unpacked and decorated in no time. I would love to receive the Mark D. Sikes “Beautiful” book for design inspiration. I own no designer books and would love to start a collection.

  109. annette w. says:

    I would love to win this beautiful book. Looking forward to following along with you when you build your new home.

  110. Michelle says:

    I would love to have that book for my very own! I have also recently moved to a new house from Pennsylvania to Florida! Blue and white is my favorite! Thank you for the giveaway and best of luck with your new build!

  111. Debra Griffin says:

    Hi Shirley, I would really love to win this book. I can’t wait to see your new home design. I know you are so excited!

  112. Janice Harrell says:

    I would like a chance to win the book! How exciting to be able to build a new home! Congratulations!

  113. Shirley, you are my inspiration! After you showed us some plan options, I went to the website and nosied around. My husband and I have been talking about building for about 3 years now and we’ve not been about to agree on a plan till you posted about the house plans. We finally found a plan we can agree on. We have just some tweaking to do to fit our needs, but it looks promising. If that book is your inspiration, I could really use it to help with our plans as well. I would love to win it! 🙂

  114. The book looks beautiful and I would love to win it!

  115. Karenann says:

    Your Berry Patch house is lovely. I always look forward to seeing your wonderful pictures! Thank you so much for your lovely giveaway opportunity. I would love to read the book, it looks truly inspiring! I love decorating my own home and am always changing things up. Tomorrow I am replacing the kitchen island to a little larger one. I just love decorating projects and always love to see your beautiful and inspirational home.

  116. I wish you well as you make Berry Patch your temporary home. It will be beautiful with your decorative touches. Enjoy it and dream of your new home being constructed.
    I would love to be the proud owner of this delightful book. I have seen it at the bookstore and thought it looked amazing. With your recommendation, apparently it is.

  117. Lots of work but Berry Patch will be your home sweet home. I know Shirley with your talents you will make this home as beautiful as your last one. It will be fun to watch the new home being built too. I love love this book. Thank you for a chance. Have a wonderful rest of this week.
    xoxo
    Kris

  118. Love all the blue bling you have to put in your Berry Patch home. This will be fun to watch as I am soon getting a new couch for my family room. Want to get back to the blues. I would love to win this book as I know it would give me some new ideas. Plus all your ideas when we see where you will put everything.

  119. Alice Genzlinger says:

    It’s almost midnight and I can’t sleep because we just got back from vacation and while we were gone the entire second floor has been painted. With the rooms empty they now look beautiful with less stuff in them. The first floor is a dusty wreck. I can clean, no problem, but i’m having trouble dreaming up ways to decorate four bedrooms. The “Beautiful” book by Mark Sikes would come in very handy at this point, to help me plan the four rooms. Thanks for the possibly of winning his gorgeous book.

  120. Shirley, you have accomplished so much with travels and your sweet Mom’s visit. I can’t wait to hear more about the new house. I have no doubt that the Berry Patch house will be lovely when you finish! See you on Friday, sweet friend!

  121. Julie johnson says:

    I look forward to all of your posts, your style is lovely!
    Thank you for sharing your home 🙂

  122. Becky Mullowney says:

    I can’t wait to see what beautiful things you do in your new home. I would love to win a copy
    of Mark’s book!!!!

  123. I would love to win Mark Sikes’ book. I could use some new inspiration for decorating my house.

  124. Pat Stansel says:

    Beautiful looks like my kind of book !

  125. I sure could use an idea book. Can’t wait to see all your ideas too.

  126. Debbie w says:

    I love your temporary home! Thanks for the teaser pics. Please share more as you settle in! Would love to be the winner of your giveaway! You are smart to hit the road and let the unpacking wait….it will be there when you get home!

  127. Would love to have a new decorating book to add to my collection! Good luck everyone!

  128. Looks like lots of us want your give a way LOL
    I love blue and white and have collected it off and on my entire life
    since age 14 !! Now I’m a Grandma LOL

  129. Janine Wolfe says:

    Just got your email. You have been busy. After being married to a military man , I know what its like to move and sooner or later you get a routine. When the kids were young it was always to set up there rooms first so they would feel more at home and then the kitchen. After living in the same house all these years , I cannot even imagine moving. Good luck my friend and can’t wait to see your beautiful new house. I love the book as it seems to have a lot of blue ware which you know I adore. Take care and happy weekend.

  130. Love your blue & white collection! Please put me in the running for the book—I’m a fan!

  131. A new book with new inspiration and ideas would give me more focal ideas sometimes we all need step outside our comfort zone. love your decorating spirit. you use outside also for ideas. keep me in mind for the book. i know i will learn from it thanks!!

  132. Loved your other house, but Berry Patch is just so french country with the curved edges of the roof line, soon it will be sparkling too. What’s not to love about Blue and White? My fave for years! And the book is so very lovely , just like your posts, that I always look forward to. Thanks for offering a chance to win this beautiful book! and thanks for the fun you add to our world!

  133. Debbie dodge says:

    Im with you girl I can sit and read and look at a decorating book for hours…1 BOOK! LOL
    They have been an inspiration for years to me. I do seem to have a problem though,when I find one I like, alot, I guard it! They arent on loan, never, cant help it lol. Hope you enjoy Berry Patch. How fun and exciting!

  134. Linda Beth says:

    Your blue and whites are beautiful! And thank you so much for this giveaway!

  135. Would love to look at the pictures!

  136. Love your blog, also love blue and white and have some great pieces to decorate with. Would love to have this book and get more decorating ideas!!!

  137. Hi, Can’t wait to see what you build! So loved your former home but I know the next will be just as beautiful. Change can be scary but exciting too. Enjoy it! That book looks interesting and I’m sure I would get a lot of ideas from it.

  138. Hi Shirley!
    Always enjoy your blog and I am looking forward to seeing how you decorate The Berry Patch.
    I would love to win this giveaway and decorating book that you’ve recommended!
    Sincerely, 🌻 Trenda

  139. As you begin your new journey, I look forward to enjoying your decorating adventure with you. What a treat winning a new décor book would be.

  140. Hi Shirley! I am so excited to follow your new journey and I would love to be gifted the “beautiful” Mark Sikes book as I have started a collection of beautiful decor books and this one is the next one I’ve wanted to get!

  141. jeannette says:

    I have a lot of catching up to do on your blog! I will definitely follow your journey to a new home. We’ve been in our home 9 years now, so getting itchy to move on….I do like change.
    The book certainly looks like one I would enjoy.

    Take care

  142. Melissa king says:

    I would love this book. We have just recently moved into a new home and need help decorating.

  143. Good Morning Shirley,
    It’s always a treat to read and escape into your decorating world. Everything is so beautifully done.
    I can see that you make good use of this book and what a fantastic one it is.

  144. Elva Garcia says:

    Sure would love to win this…

  145. I love your decorating style and if you say this book is wonderful then I know I would love it.
    “Beautiful” sounds amazing and I would love it! Thanks, Shirley!

  146. I have thoroughly enjoyed your “old Home” and all your beautiful Blue and White decorations. I look forward to seeing what you do with your Berry Patch home and then will be very excited to see your new build when it is done. I would love to have a copy of this book, “Beautiful”. Thanks, Shirley 🙂

  147. I also would love this book. I’m sure whoever wins the book will treasure it. I also must say that I look forward to seeing your new decorating projects in your new home

  148. Uroos Begum says:

    Hello I would love to see your upcoming new exciting decor ideas soon 😊😊

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