Friday, March 07, 2008

A Spring give-away!

Another heavy snow storm/blizzard was coming our way but it looks like the worst of it MISSED us. Hallelujah! The meteorologist said there has now been seventeen storm systems come up through our part of the Midwest since January 1st. Which explains why my head has ached so much... yikes.

Let's just say I am tired of having to shovel snow and drive my car as if I were one hundred years old with really thick glasses. Hehehe, as it is I got behind a very slow and very senior citizen at the grocery store today. The cashier kept looking at me with an apology in her eyes. When the little old lady was out of hearing range, I told the cashier I didn't mind waiting at all. I'm getting slower and a little more dense with every year!

I am thrilled to be able to offer you this book for a Spring give-away. The nice people who give us Victoria Magazine sent me this to review a few months ago. I told them at the time that I wanted to wait until early March. What makes Flowers especially unique is the way the author has separated the chapters by COLOR! It covers more than flowers, too. For instance, the chapter "Orange" also gives advice on using Persimmons and Bittersweet in flower arrangements.

If you love flowers in general and arranging them in all kinds of containers, you will love curling up in a comfy chair with a glass of iced tea (assuming we have warm weather soon)... or perhaps outside on your porch with a cup of morning coffee... and finding inspiration for using your beloved flowers.

I'm going to also include my copy of Mrs. Whaley and Her Charleston Garden for added inspiration. This is such a charming book and if you enjoy gardening, you'll find excellent advice from Mrs. Whaley and her gardener-friend. I enjoyed it just as a good biography. I just may have to add a few packets of my favorite tea in with the package. :)

So... all you have to do is comment on this post. I'll leave it up until Monday afternoon (which will hopefully give me time to catch up on e-mails!).

35 comments:

Heather said...

Brenda,
I have been reading your blog for awhile and I haven't left a comment yet. I really have enjoyed your blog and appreciate your wisdom.

Love, Heather P.

fireflynights said...

If Flowers comes from Hoffman Media it's sure to be good. They do lovely books.

I also have Mrs. Whaley Entertains and Mrs. Whaley's Charleston Kitchen so I will be happy to enter your contest.

Karen Deborah said...

A friend of mine recently recommended your blog. I think maybe the two of you were separated at birth, your loves are so similar. In fact she laoned me her copy of Mrs. Whaley's which I adored. I would've loved to have met her wouldn't you? She was a hoot with her homemade blue dress. I appreciate your comments on simplicity. Your welcome to browse my blog if you like as well. I'd love the copy of Mrs.Whaley. I really enjoyed your book sale shopping post. I used to live in an area that had wonderful sales for $1 a pound, and then there is the issue of shelves,....

nanatrish said...

Brenda, I would love to have the books and the tea. I would feel like we were sitting together sharing. We are around the same age, actually I'm a little older. I so enjoy reading your blog. I love to read about your shopping adventures. I loved the pictures of your dishes. If you pick me I will be especially grateful. Reading is one of my most favorite things and knowing it would be from you would be so special.

Marye said...

Oh...wonderful books!

Susan (DE) said...

Well, they sound like really nice books. :)

As always, I go early to your blog.

Susan (now Delaware)

Lady-in-the-Making said...

Brenda, how sweet of you!!! I'd *love* to be in the drawing for this book. Thanks for your generosity!

Heather L. said...

The cover of that flower book looks gorgeous!! I love just about any book that Victoria and co. has put together. They do such a wonderful job. I do think it is about time that Spring showed up here in the Midwest. I was also thankful that our "winter storm" didn't turn into that much snow afterall.

Kelly said...

Oh what a lovely give away!!! That would be a delight to read especially now since we are getting a heavy lake effect snow!!!! You are so generous!

Blessings~
Kelly

meg said...

The cover alone makes you want to curl up to dream away some hours.
I would be glad to take good care of those books for you :-)

Pat said...

Love your blog. I am a fellow flower and tea lover.

Terri said...

I love the cover of that book. I can certainly relate to the getting older part - lol!

the feathered nest said...

Well we're getting a snow storm here in Georgia today and last night we had a tornado come through. The weather is getting stranger and stranger!

Very nice of you to have a spring giveaway! I'd love to be included. Thanks!

Manuela

Headmistress, zookeeper said...

A friend of mine bought be a subscription of Victoria magazine. It is such a welcome spot of color and spring in a world of grey and whites right now!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Glad that the most recent storm zipped on by. I was under the impression that it would be stormy all weekend here, too, but I awoke to sunshine.

I'd love to be considered for your most generous giveaway.

Tammy said...

Such lovely books to match your lovely, generous heart! Do you have Ann Lovejoy's "Tea Gardens"? I bet you'd love it. Thank you for an oasis any time I need one.

Blessings to you!

Shan said...

Brenda,

I would love to be in your give-away for those two delightful books! I am so anxious to get into my garden but here in Colorado it is wise to wait until Mother's Day to plant your garden.

I just love your blog!

Shan
Honey Hill Farm

martha said...

Don't all mid-westerners feel color-starved this time of year? The book looks like a mini-vacation to me! I would love to win this book.

Karen Deborah said...

Looks like the books have the potential to be best sellers. We hada little snow last night. It looked pretty outside this morning. I'm hoping you'll peruse my blog and see if you like it. I'm a grandma too, on the younger side but being a grandma is a great role in life; to finally have credibility!

Brenna said...

Oh Brenda, how wonderful! Please pretty please count me in!

Love,
Brenna

Anonymous said...

I'd love to have a touch of spring from those books while looking at more snow on the ground today.

Debbie in KY

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda, You sure have a lovely blog, so inspiring and full of all the little things that we deal with in our daily lives. Please keep giving us our daily dose of everyday inspiration, I would love to enter your draw.
Judy

Marie said...

There is nothing I love better than books and flowers and to combine the two on a cold winter's day in March here in Minnesota would be such a lovely treat! I have recently discovered your blog and I look forward to reading it every day! Whether I win or not, I look forward to your posts for inspiration - thanks so much for sharing your thoughts each day!

Cheryl (Copper's Wife) said...

The Flowers sounds lovely. I've had the other book on my wish list for quite some time. Thanks for offering both in a drawing!

Cathy said...

I love flowers and flower arranging, Brenda. Thanks for the nice give-away.

Jean in Wisconsin said...

My flower garden needs reworking--this sounds fun. I have several herbs there, and few other plants that have not been doing well since I transplanted them into half shade. :-/ Perhaps I will pull them out and start another plot in full sun--my dd said she would like to do the veg garden this year, so maybe I'd have time :-).

Thanks for blogging-
Jean

Haus Frau said...

oh, lovely. :o) i'd love to be included in your drawing, Brenda. thank you for offering...

Jessica said...

Thank you for posting this,... I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

She'sSewPretty said...

Brenda, That is a wonderful giveaway. How exciting that you were able to review that book for Victoria Magazine. It sounds like a beautiful book.

kathy said...

You are a real blessing to me. I always look forward to reading your blog, it is refreshing to my soul in the midst of my trials. Thank you. Love, Kathy

Anonymous said...

Brenda, thanks for speaking to the hearts of us all.
I would love to be included in your give a way.
And we had a fantastic snow storm here in north texas on thursday. 5". First time in more than 50 years. Much love, Wendy

Misc. Muse said...

hello. Spring would be nice. My dh told me today he saw Robins- poor things they are probably about frozen. I would love to enter your contest. ( :

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

What a wonderful give away!!! I too am an iced tea fanatic. I have about finished my first pitcher of the day and it is not even 10 a.m.!!! I found your blog by way of The Feathered Nest and would love to add you to my favorites.
Have a great (and hopefully warmer) week!!

Rebecca said...

I popped on over to thank you for your recent comment on my upcoming travels and it seems I made it in PERFECT timing for this contest-with just a hair to spare!

Please include my name in the hat, teapot, generator or whatever you end up using to decide.

I am a GREAT lover of flowers, and would just LOVE to win this giveaway!

Thanks for the comment on my blog, too!

Melissa Lester said...

What a wonderful way to welcome spring! I love tea, too, so will visit your blog again.