Thursday, January 6, 2011

New York Times & An Amazing Giveaway!!!

Hi friends!

I have been working hard as usual lately!!!  I have a ton to talk about today…I wanted to share with you my recent published  work in the New York Times. I was honored when Kymberley Fraser from A Beautiful Mess Antiques asked me to photograph their store for the New York Times. It was a fun project and pretty tuff, at times I thought what do I know to be doing this!!! But, we did it and I was honored beyond words to have my work appear this morning.  We made it in!!! (This image in the New York Times)


Pick up a copy of  the New York Times today and  check out this great article in the Home & Garden Section!  Also, A Beautiful Mess now has a blog and a gorgeous new website (photography for website done my me)!!!

In honor of all this beautiful madness, I am hosting an amazing giveaway!!

It has been a while since I have hosted and thrown a giveaway and we thought this would be a great way to celebrate the fun and exciting news…So, this gorgeous  willow basket, (note: not this exact one, no 2 are alike)  but, a willow basket itself with a vintage German Grain sack number stitched on it will go home to one lucky reader!!! I LOVE THESE BASKETS!  (This image in the New York Times)


Also, these cute Cheese Markers (know set of 6 are alike) a set of six will come in a package and will also go home with one lucky reader as well, Yes, both the basket and cheese markers are the giveaway for one reader! This is a very generous giveaway from Kymberley of A Beautiful Mess Antiques!!! Thank you! I really love working with Kymberley she is so talented, genuine and kind. She is always thinking of others! She deserves the best!


I needed to get my website up for a few deadlines that will be coming up soon. The talented, hardworking Cathy from Avalon Rose Design went to work overtime to help Kymberley and I out!!! I have used Cathy from Avalon Rose Designs for my blog header awhile back,  and I have referred her to many of my friends. They all love her work too and so do I. She is so talented and hard working and gets it done quick and perfect.  Cathy has also created my new website, Dustylu Styling & Photography.  We tried to tie it together with my blog so it works! There are going to be a few changes coming up on my blog too and I am so excited!

The simple rules for this giveaway!

1. Blog about this giveaway

2. Add both blogs to your sidebar 

3. Follow me and A Beautiful Mess new Blog 

4. Leave comments on both blogs!

Giveaway ends Friday January 14th 12 noon, pst

Thank you so much for all your support!




  1. Wow, I could really use all those things. Plus, I need the door tread thingy from the picture to suspend some french doors I have.

  2. Congratulations, Lulu! The New York Times... wow, how exciting! The picture turned out beautiful!
    What a generous giveaway A Beautiful Mess Antiques is sponsoring! Please sign me up, and thanks for the chance to win!
    Now, I'm going to try and accomplish all of the rules to enter this lovely giveaway... bye!
    Jo :)

  3. Wow! How exciting for you congrats!I am off to find a New York Times for sure.Also to check out your new site and A Beautiful mess Awesome my dear........It's a great start for 2011~Cheers Kim

  4. i am a follower of this blog and the beautiful mess blog...loving the basket!!

  5. Hi Lulu, Congrats to you...how exciting! I am on my way to check out the article on-line. I am already a follower of yours and I have just become a follower of A Beautiful Mess. Thanks for this fabulous giveaway...love the basket.

    ps: I left a comment on Kymberley's blog too!

  6. What an honor for you although I am not surprised! Your photos are just beautiful. I'm off to check out A Beautiful Mess and will sign up as a follower. I also follow your blog! Thanks so much for a fantastic giveaway!


  7. Congratulations! A Beautiful Mess looks lovely!

    : )

    Julie M.

  8. I am a follower of your blog and a new follower of A Beautiful Mess. Congratulations on the NYT article, the photos are beautiful.

  9. OK... I think I've covered all the rules. I'm following both of you, left a comment on both blogs, and added both of your blogs to my blog list. Oh... and I posted the giveaway on my sidebar. Thanks again! :)
    ~ Jo

  10. I'm so glad for your new website!

    You're gonna do great in your adventures with this business! I just know it!

  11. OMG what a beautiful photo in the New York Times! WAY TO GO! I am a follower of yours and so happy to see your photo published! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

  12. Congrats, Lu!
    So very well deserved, I think you are amazing!


  13. I am one of your current GFC followers and also now a follower of A Beautiful Mess blog; left comment introducing myself at the other one. :) Wonderful write-up!

  14. Congratulations! That is outstanding, Lu! What a glowing craedit to your photography resume! Happy for you!! xx

  15. Now that is cool! The New York Times!

    Great giveaway, too. Thanks for the chance to win.

  16. Congratulations LuLu! Your photos are always gorgeous. I see why A Beautiful Mess chose you to do the photography. This is a wonderful giveaway. I'm pleased to post about it on my sidebar. And I'm following you both.
    Thanks for the chance :)
    Becky C

  17. Wow, what a special accomplishment! Yeah for you! ;-) Great giveaway too, I'd love to be entered!! I'm already a follower.

  18. Im really excited for all of you, great work!!!

  19. Hi LuLu!
    How fun is was to find you and A Beautiful Mess tonight! You are all so talented! Happy New Year!
    Thank you for your generosity! *Lynne*

  20. Exciting news!! I have been a follower of your blog for sometime now and I faithfully come back to 'lurk'....no!I don't like that word. I come to visit and to be inspired.
    Going to visit A Beautiful Mess!

  21. Congrats Lu. Ps I seen a little article here
    about your blog,in the new issue of Romantic homes.You were with great Company with Maria and Tracey! Exciting

  22. Congrats Lu on having your photos published in the NY Times...VERY exciting!!! I'm thrilled for you that so many wonderful things are happening for you :))

    Big hugs ~

    :) T

  23. Wow the NY times how great for you...congrats...love the blog

    thanks for the opportunity!


  24. Awesome job girlie!! SO happy and proud of you chasing your dreams :) NY Times - WOW!! You are coast to coast Mama! Love Kymberly's stuff. She was at a Vintage Market last October (Remnants of Past) and she had whispered about her new store opening.....Its on my to-do list to go down and check it out!!
    Lovely giveaway too - all of her grainsack creations are phenomenal :)

    ps - you need to turn that lens down and shoot a pic of your lil belly :D

  25. Holy moly what a pretty store, I need those carriage doors, like NEED them for our loft, they are amazing!!! Thanks for sharing and the give away is just amazing! hope you are feeling well, do we get to see a photo of your belly?? :)

  26. What a great article in the NY Times. I love the store and website/blog also. Both of you are in my google reader.

    Great giveaway too. Thanks!~

  27. So Happy for both of you! i really look forward to reading your post glad your back missing you there for a bit. So happy to add a beautiful mess to the list can't wait to check her out next!
    as always I love it all!!xoxo Christine

  28. Feelin lucky!! Gorgeous blog and happy to be a follower...and enter your very generous giveaway...will 'talk' about you in my next post..pls count me in to the giveaway - hopefully it's international! ;) Off to visit A Beautiful Mess :)
    ciao bellas!
    jessie, nelson, nz

  29. First - congratulations!!!! Your photographs are always so beautiful! I am a follower of your blog and you are of course on my sidebar. I am headed off to follow a Beautiful Mess now and will add them to my sidebar as well!

    Second - I laughed when I read your comment yesterday. I know the feeling of trying to work on the computer with Lillie in my lap trying to keep her content coloring. Its getting harder and harder now, seeing how my lap is getting smaller and smaller - haha! I guess you know that feeling as well!

  30. Congrats Lulu!!;) You are so talented! Hugs,Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

  31. Congratulations!! How exciting!

    I am a follower and a new follower of A Beautiful Mess! Hmmm...I can use that line around here, alot!

  32. So nice to *meet* you Lu!...saw the article in NYT and just loved the store - a beautiful mess- and found my way here! Beautiful photography!

  33. Congrats! What a great accomplishment! Thanks for hosting a beautiful giveaway. Would love this basket! Your blog is an inspiration to so many.
    Thank you.
    ~ Julie

  34. I am a follower and now a new follower of A Beautiful Mess and
    posting your giveaway on my sidebar!
    Thanks so much!
    ~ Julie

  35. I'm an interior designer from Melbourne, Australia - I loved your blog, I found it very inspiring. This is all new to me but I have just set up my own blog
    You may like to check it out because I had so much fun doing it.
    Thanks for providing me with such great entertainment!

  36. Your new website looks amazing so far, such a pretty page header. Had no idea you are a chef too, hope you'll share some recipes on your site. Such a nice giveaway too, the winner will be thrilled. xoxo tami

  37. NEW YORK TIMES!!!! WOW! This is amazing! I am so happy for you!
    You must be floating on air!
    Hvae a pretty day!

  38. those items in the giveaway are wonderful! You sure are doing great!

  39. Congrats of the NYT article! It's wonderful news...a new baby on it's way plus a NYT article...Wow. Love your blog and have left a comment and am following A Beautiful Mess (and is it ever!). I am your new follower and am about to post your button on my sidebar.

  40. I just love your beautiful blog and I know I am going to love A Beautiful Mess Antiques blog too! Congrats to both of you!

    I have followed the instructions and you wrote about your giveaway on my blog today:

  41. I'm following both blogs and appreciate the chance to win such beautiful things. Congratulations on your work being published in the NY Times; that is quite an accomplishment!

  42. Oh how I'd love to win! I'm following both and this just looks sooo much fun! *crosses fingers to win* thank you for the chance!!
    Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor

  43. Hello ~ I just became a follower and a new follower of a Vintage Mess. Love your blog ~ I will be posting the giveaway on my sidebar. Congrats on the New York Times~FABULOUS!

  44. I followed all the rules to enter! Thanks for the chance!!!

  45. You have really had a n incredible year of success. Congratualtions.!

  46. Already a follower have you on my side bar
    Thanks for a fun giveaway

  47. I'm following you both!!! Love your blog's and the way you all think!!! Can't wait to read and see what you have been up to!!!

  48. Whoooopeee! Please enter me too! FAB.U.LOUS!!!

    Warm blessings,

  49. entirely bummed to have missed your giveaway !
    but adding you both to my sidebar anyway - gorgeous!

  50. followed both too :) too lovely to miss!