Hello sweet friends. Might you be in need of a little cheering up? Then you have come to the right place. I have a nice little decoration going on that might please you and there is a gift attached too.
So come on in…..
Not all things are honky dory at the nest at the moment. I am feeling a bit ‘under the weather’ so to speak, and it has been dragging on for far too long, so I am really tired and sick of it so to speak.
Well as I was wandering around the house today, tired of being cooked up I decided that I needed a little pick me up. Something light and easy to do, that would make feel better about my present situation and about the world as a whole.
And what does a little songbird do then? Well yes, she starts nesting…..
Creating little cozy corners. Decorating a little side table, playing with plates and flowers. You know how that goes. It is the thing that comes so easy and feels so natural.
Except today my head was mush. Energy level below zero. And not an ounce of creativity in me. Or so I thought.
So I called in a helpline……
I looked for help and inspiration in a new interior design book I bought in the summer vacation. It is the Belle Blanc (=beautiful white) book by Bloggesses extraordinaire Mirjana Schnepf from Belle Blanc blog and Bianca Aurich from the oh so beautiful White Living blog.
Both über talented ladies who love to decorate their homes in this soft white romantic style that is often described as Nordic French.
The book has been out for quite some time, and I had of course heard about it on their blog and on various others. And it was at the back of my mind to check it out. But as it is in German it isn’t exactly easily available here. And for some reason I had not gone the electronic route yet.
So lucky was the day when we were wondering through little streets in the German city of Aachen and I came upon the cutest little home decor store, where they had books too.
Well once I had laid my hands on Belle Blanc and feasted my eyes on some of the pages it had to come home with me. It just had to.
Even though this very romantic style of decorating isn’t really me anymore. I still love the book. Chuck full of eye candy. And pretty inspiring. It had me jump up at once (ouch bad idea, walk slowly head hurts), and start gathering my pretties.
With my head full of mush as it was, I started out by just trying to copy one of the many beautiful vignettes in this book. Didn’t quite work out. It was too far off from my style. But it got the juices flowing. And then one thing let to another and before I knew it I had found the perfect blend between the Belle Blanc book and Songbird.
And I felt a ton better.
Flowers, aqua glasses, candles, plates and a bit of vintage thrown in for good measure. What is there not to love.
Instant medicine I tell you!
And since I love this book so much, and I am so grateful it helped me out of my slump, I have a surprise for you.
Let’s do a giveaway!!!!!!
[ This giveaway is now closed, comment number 17 was the lucky number. ]
Allow me to give one copy of the book away to one of you. If you love all things white and neutral, if you love home decor books with pages and pages of gorgeous pictures and few words (that are in German sorry) and if you love being inspired no matter what your personal decorating style is. Than leave me a comment. Tell me what your favorite color is and how you would describe your decorating style.
Oh and if you care to tweet, fb share, pin or blog about this giveaway you can come back here and throw your name into the hat some more times.
Of course this giveaway is open for all worldwide and you can enter until next week’s Wednesday September 5.
Let the commenting begin,