The time has come to announce the
ROMANTIC PRAIRIE STYLE GIVEAWAY
The photo entries were numerous AND beautiful. Thank you for participating. I wish I could give a book to everybody but for now here are the three winners.
MY PETITE MAISON
THE PAINTED GARDEN
A COTTAGE MUSE
Ladies, please email me your complete street address and I will mail you a signed copy of my book, pronto!
I hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend. I spent mine working on a much neglected part of my house. Last year I invested in doing the guest house (you have all seen the photos so I won't bore you with too many, just one will do.........)
But the front windows and front room of my house were in dire need of TLC.......So, with the help of my handy neighbor, we embarked on the removal of the 1925-rusted windows and rotten wood of the front room. Also took out the side windows and replaced them with new siding and new bead board on the inside. We are only halfway done. But here is out it's coming along so far......
Old ugly rotten windows......
You get the picture......
Once the front window removed, we replaced the 2 big old ones with 2 smaller ones and also built a new wall where the side one was. This new siding is really cool because it's made of concrete (looks just like wood) and termite-proof. it comes already primed so I just had to paint it to match the original one (to the right of the green board)
Of course I rewarded myself by "playing" with a few accessories, though there is still the other half of the room to do (next weekend) and also replace the fabric I have had on the ceiling with bead board.......
Meanwhile, I have also been tending the courtyard garden and it's looking lovely at this time of the year......
This is what I see from the kitchen window..
Lastly, I came across this sweet hanging planter from IKEA
The closest store to me is in Tampa and I just don't have time to go there so I tried to order them online but they didn't offer them. I asked my sister (in France) to check her nearest Ikea store and she bought 2 for me (and 2 for herself!!) What a lovely sister I have! Lucky me.
This is hers. Mine are coming by mail so it will be a little while before I get them.
I thought you might like to get one (or 2) so check out your local IKEA.
I will not have a chance to blog a lot in the coming months as I will be "gone shooting" for book #2 and for magazines but I will try to blog while on the road.