Sunday, December 18, 2016

Delighted Giveaway Recipient

Recently, I received a beautifully wrapped package from Linda @ More Fun Less Laundry. I am the happy winner of her birthday giveaway.

Inside the package was a beautiful Radko Christmas ornament and an autographed book written by Frances Schultz called The Bee Cottage Story. See Linda's post about her giveaway here:

I adore Radko ornaments and how Linda knew I collected churches was an amazing coincidence!

The ornament looks beautiful on my tree!

The Bee Cottage Story book cover reads,"Frances Schultz popular blog at is a revealing window into her lively and sometimes laugh-out-loud writing as well as her inspiring style and taste. She is the author or coauthor of several books, including A House in the South, and for six years was on-air host of the award-winning cable television show Southern Living Presents. A contributing editor to House Beautiful and former editor at large for Veranda, Schultz has also written for the Wall Street Journal,and and appeared on The Today Show, CNN's Open House, The Nate Berkus Show, and others. A North Carolina native, she resides in California and New York."

The garden room....

The dining room

The garden.......

I can't say it better than the cover page does," Inspired by Frances Schultz's popular House Beautiful magazine series on the makeover of her house, Bee Cottage, what began as a decorating book evolved into a memoir combining the best elements of both: beautiful photos and a compelling personal story.  Schultz taps into what she learned during her renovations of Bee Cottage-determining how each area in the house and garden would be used and furnished-to unravel the question of how a mature, intelligent, successful woman could have made such a mess of her personal life. As she figures out each room over a period of years, Schultz finds a new path in life. She comes to learn that, like decorating a home, our lives must adapt to who we are and what we need at different points along the way.
The Bee Cottage story is part heartfelt memoir, part practical home decorating guide. Schulz discusses the kinds of useful, commonsense design issues professionals take for granted and the rest of us just may not think of. In doing so, she discovers her own "truth" in decorating, and in her life, and gently prompts the reader to do the same."
Thank you Linda, for the delightful ornament and the book, The Bee Cottage Story.
I'm a little late acknowledging this delightful giveaway due to the holidays and some entertaining obligations. Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas,


  1. Lucky you! Not only a present, but one so beautifully wrapped.

  2. Bonnie, I love the Radko church...I have several on my tree. I have the Bee Cottage book and enjoyed reading it...what fun to be the winner!

  3. Bonnie, I'm so glad that you enjoyed the book and that the church fits right in with your beautiful Christmas decor! I'm so far behind in my blog visiting ~~ it's not only the happiest time of year but also the busiest! Have a wonderful week. Linda

  4. Oh, Bonnie, that's a perfect gift! I know you'll enjoy the ornament AND the book. I love it, and have passed it around to my sister, re-read it, and keep it accessible. :)
    A very Merry and Blessed Christmas to you, my friend!

  5. Congratulations! That's a fabulous "win" and from such a beautiful blog and blogger! I have to get that book! (I collect Radko's too -- aren't they wonderful?)

  6. What a wonderful giveaway! You are a lucky girl....and I like that book, too. Happy Christmas week/. xo Diana

  7. Bonnie, congratulations and what a lovely gift from Linda. The Radko is beautiful, they always are! I know you enjoyed the book, I will have to look tithe one up. Merry Christmas dear friend............

  8. What a fabulous giveaway! I've been wanting read Bee Cottage. Have a wonderful holiday and a very Happy New Year!

  9. What a wonderful win, Bonnie, and just perfect for you!
    Merry Christmas blessings are sent to you.

  10. Congratulations on your beautiful win. Merry Christmas Dearest Bonnie. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  11. How nice to win such a lovely gift...hope your Christmas was a great one.

  12. Congratulations, Bonnie. What a fantastic prize! I've read The Bee Cottage Story, and I was inspired! Merry Christmas, and I hope your New Year is blessed, healthy, and happy!

    Ricki Jill

  13. What a great gift/giveaway!....Love Frances Schultz and the Radko ornament is gorgeous!...Happy New Year!

  14. I hope you and yours had a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and are having a very HAPPY NEW YEAR. May we display your header on our new site directory? As it is now, the site title (linked back to its home page) is listed, and we think displaying the header will attract more attention. In any event, we hope you will come by and see what is going on at

  15. Hello Bonnie, what a wonderful gift! I have seen this book on Amazon and wondered what it was about, now I know! Happy New Year to you and your family!Sorry i haven't visited in a while. Love Linda xx


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