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Monday, February 14, 2011

Cabbage & Roses Sponsored Valentines Giveaway & Interview with Christina Strutt

I LOVE anything and everything Cabbage & Roses, I especially love the fabric they carry so, when they asked me to be a part of this amazing Valentines giveaway, I couldn’t be happier. The bonus was that I was also able to ask the the talented Christina Strutt a few question about decorating for Valentines day!  Enjoy and Happy Valentines day to you!!!.

Q:  The name cabbage and roses is so special, what inspired you to come up with such a beautiful name?

A: I wanted a company that created beautiful products, and cabbages and roses are two of natures most beautiful products, which

At the conception of the company were two things that were growing in my garden – particularly successfully!.

Q :What inspires you to create such romantic fabrics? 

 A: Romance is in the eye of the beholder, we create beautiful fabrics if people find them romantic then that is an added benefit.

Q: What creates a romantic atmosphere?

A: People, attitude, seeing and feeling things that are not obvious, thoughtfulness and attention to detail.

Q: Who or where do you look most to for inspiration?

A: I find inspiration everywhere it could be a button detail which is the beginning of a collection or an old ruin with flaking paint and torn wallpaper.

I think the key is to keep your eyes and mind open as you never know where inspiration might fly out at you

Q : Do you have favorite designers and authors?

A: Proust, Evelyn Waugh, Voltaire, Nancy Mitford, Thackeray (writers).  Designers Comme des Garcons, Kenzo, Sonia Rykiel  Junya Watanabe, (designers )

Terence Conran,  Maureen Docherty, Chester Jones

Q : Decorating for Valentine's day can be difficult.  What are some tips you can share with us when decorating for Valentines day.

A: Valentines day in England does not have quite the same importance as it does in the America. We tend to be low key

(possibly because we have low expectations!!) we go as far as sending anonymous cards and possibly flowers!!!.

The idea of actually decorating the house for the occasion is, sadly, unheard of In England.  However I would suggest

Heavenly scented candles, pillar candles everywhere and no electric light whatsoever

Q: You are so talented and I loved your latest book. Will there be more books of your wonderful inspirations?

A: Thank you so much, I love doing books and hopefully there will be many more!!

                               x x Christina

Thank you so much Christina!

Ok, here is the giveaway everyone!  A French Toile Raspberry Laundry Bag, C&R candle (which smells heavenly), and a beautiful notebook! Which I already ordered one for myself! image

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Yes, all three of these will go home to one lucky reader!!!What a generous giveaway! Thank you Christina & Cabbages & Roses! Be sure and visit their website which is amazing at Cabbages & Roses .com and their beautiful  blog at Cabbages & Roses.wordpress.com. Giveaway ends the 21st 12noon p.s.t.

  • Leave a comment!
  • If you would like to blog, Facebook, or Twitter about this giveaway or add it to your sidebar, you will get additional chances to win!  Just please comment separately for each of those!
  • Good Luck everyone!!!

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122 comments:

  1. ~ Happy Valentines Day Lulu!! ~ Such a wonderful giveaway too!!I LOVE Cabbages and Roses~ Hugs, Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425
    www.shabbyfrenchforme.blogspot.com

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  2. For some reason I can already smell that candle.

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  3. What a beautiful giveaway, Lu!

    I just love the fabrics from Cabbages and Roses, I dream of re-doing my entire home in them.

    Happy Monday!
    Anne

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  4. Love all the cabbages and roses items, so beautiful!

    c

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  5. Hey Lulu~I enjoyed the interview, it's always nice to learn a lil more about how a company became who they are today.
    Of course I Love all things Cabbages & Roses name, books, fabric & products so this is a wonderful Giveaway.
    I plant cabbages every fall because I too think they are so beautiful.~Cheers Kim

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  6. What a lovely giveaway! Happy Valentine's Day!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  7. This is a wonderful giveaway! I always love the fabrics and books they offer. One of my favorites :)
    Blessings
    Becky C

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  8. would love to win! i love cabbages and roses!

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  9. I would like to be counted in for this so pretty giveaway.

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  10. Lulu ~ please count me in on this wonderful giveaway

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  11. Simply Fabulous giveaway
    I would love to win
    xxoo
    Pam

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  12. Lovin that notebook! What a fab giveaway! Cabbages and Roses is an all time fav!
    Your post is great!
    Tammy :-)
    JUNK WILD

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  13. I would love a chance to win that laundry bag is especially cute!comecajones@yahoo.com

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  14. Such a beautiful interview and giveaway!
    Happy Valentines to you LuLu!!!
    XOXO
    Kristin

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  15. What wonderful giveaway gifts! Please enter me.

    Danielle

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  16. Happiest of Valentine's greeting to you Lu.

    This looks like a sumptuous gift for the senses, fingers crossed.

    Felicity x
    www.giftsofserendipity.com

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  17. Hi Lulu,
    What a wonderful giveaway!! I wish you and yours a very Happy Valentines Day and hope you and the little one are doing well!
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  18. Thank you for offering such a wonderful giveaway! Loved the interview too!

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  19. What a Sweet giveaway! I love Cabbages and Roses fabrics too!

    Thanks for the chance,
    Heidi

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  20. Beautiful blog... Beautiful giveaway... Count me in!!

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  21. Happy Valentines Day,This is a beautiful giveaway,and great interview.

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  22. You had me at Cabbage and Roses! Count me in!
    Kim:)

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  23. Wonderful interview, Lulu, and fabulous giveaway... so generous!! Thanks for the chance to win!
    ~ Jo :)

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  24. I'll add it to my sidebar now.
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    xo,
    Jo :)

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  25. What a beautiful interview LuLu & I just love this giveaway! I hope that you have a Great Valentines Day!
    XoXoX
    amy

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  26. Love Cabbage and Roses! Happy Valentine's Day to you! Thanks for a great give-away!

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  27. What a great Valentine's Day giveaway.

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  28. oh what a great give away plzz enter me and ty !!!

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  29. What a great giveaway - love cabbages&roses fabric - swoon

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  30. Love Christina Strutt and Cabbage and Roses! What a fun giveaway :)
    Happy Valentine's Day Lu!

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  31. Christina is such a wonderful Woman and her products are amazing. Gorgeous giveaway.
    Ness xx

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  32. I blogged about the giveaway too!! xo Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

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  33. A gorgeous giveaway....wishing and hoping.....

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  34. I am certainly entering this giveaway! Such lovely pieces :) Xoxoxo

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  35. Gorgeous giveaway!! I love it all!! Fingers crossed!!

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  36. Tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/Preppymama/status/37275125111848960

    Thanks again and Happy Valentine's Day!!

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  37. Shared on facebook too: http://www.facebook.com/#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=126758400730031&id=1486897100

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  38. Added it to my blog sidebar! Thanks again!!

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  39. Thanks bunches, would love even just 1 of these gorgeous items!!!!

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  40. How can a laundry bag be so beautiful? Please include me in this give away. I will post about it on my sidebar. :)

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  41. I love Cabbage and Roses...so romantic and feminine! Thanks so much for the chance:)

    Abby

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  42. Just posted the giveaway on my sidebar..thanks again!

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  43. I love C & R too :-) I'd love to enter your wonderful giveaway.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  44. Oh, I love Cabbages and Roses...what a terrific giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win such great prizes!

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  45. Happy Valentines Day!
    The sweetest day of the year. What a great giveaway. Roses? Who doesn't love cabbage roses. I am so anxious for spring!
    Thank you for a chance to win.

    Blessings,
    Shelley

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  46. What a great interview! And giveaway! (fingers crossed)

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  47. how fun it was to read this interview with Christina. I have adores her fabrics and creations forever. What a wonderful giveaway!

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  48. Thank you for this giveaway-oh I want that bag! :)

    Edwina

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  49. Lovely giveaway-all my favorites! Thanks for the chance!

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  50. Christina's fabrics are just heavenly!! Would love to win that darling laundry bag!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  51. Happy Valentine's Day! I've always loved Cabbage and Roses fabric and style - so beautiful and simple!

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  52. What a great interview you did. Cabbages and Roses has such beautiful things.Also a fabulous giveaway!
    Hope you had a Happy Valentine's Day.
    Mimi

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  53. Great interview and a great giveaway!! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed!!

    Hope your Valentine's Day was sweet!!

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  54. I loved the interview!!!! Also LoViNg this awesome giveaway!!!!!!! Would be so Happy to win!!!!



    Michelle Torres
    decorater4life@aol.com

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  55. OMG, what a wonderful giveaway! I hope it will be coming to my house:) Have a blessed day, HUGS!

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  56. What a fabulous giveaway!!! Love it all!!!

    Happy Belated Valentines Day

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  57. I would love to take a chance at these lovely Cabbages and Roses pretties! I'll bet that candle smells incredible!
    Lara

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  58. What a beautiful giveaway! Please count me in!

    Judy

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  59. PLease enter me for this wonderful giveaway!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  60. wow! what a great day to make time for blog visits! i would love to enter. wonderful interview.

    xo
    elyse

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  61. I just added a link to my blog for your fabulous giveaway!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  62. Love Cabbages & Roses! I have still yet to track them down in Australia. Not sure if they are here or not???

    ~ Clare x

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  63. Thank you for the beautiful giveaway Christina & Lulu! I discovered C&R at Dreamy Whites a while ago. Love everything. Put my name in the hat please.

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  64. What a lovely giveaway. Count me in! ♥

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  65. Hi Lulu!!!! I'll have to put this on my sidebar!

    count me in for this one ( you know how I love Christina's designs)

    p.s. no baby yet
    xo+blessings,
    Anne Marie

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  66. thanks for the laundry bag idea, I'm going to make me one and use it when we go on vacation instead of using a "trash bag"...lol...it's a lot more stylish, but even better, I'll wash my clothes before heading home from a vacation...lol...thanks for the delightful post.
    Mel's Cabin enjoys it!

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  67. Lovely and very generous give-away!

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  68. Fantastic give-away! Such adorable items as well!

    xx,
    Michelle

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  69. What a generous giveaway! Love everything from Cabbages and Roses and dream of a home in their style...

    Cielo

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  70. I love Cabbages and Roses! What a great giveaway!
    Blessings to you,
    Courtney

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  71. What a lovely post!! I would love to be entered!! Thanks so much!

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  72. Would love to add a little Cabbages and Roses to my home-thank you so much, Lulu-always love your blog!

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  73. Sign me up, sweetie!

    Bisous,

    Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio
    http://myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.com/

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  74. Dropping a mention in my next post, too!

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  75. Happy belated Valentine's Day! (I am HORRIBLY behind on all of my blog reading!) What a fabulous giveaway! I hope you are doing well!

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  76. Please throw me into the hat too! What a yummy giveaway...

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

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  77. Nice giveaway! I really want to smell that candle. :)

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  78. Just found this site and am taking a bit of a browse. Love the items in the giveaway and thought it would be fun to enter.

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  79. Thank you for this opportunity! I would love to win these pretties! Thank you!

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  80. Such a beautiful giveaway..Thanks for the chance..xx

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  81. love c & r. so sweet of you to do a give-away.
    thank you for the chance.

    xo
    ~molly

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  82. Hi LuLu,
    what a sweet giveaway!
    Love that laundry bag!
    Mary

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  83. Love your blog..and give away is sweet..what a lov,ey way to share.

    Ox
    Dagmar
    az.desertdagmar@yahoo.ca

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  84. Beautiful giveaway, love that notebook :)

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  85. I have tweeted about your giveaway
    http://twitter.com/#!/emmabo26/status/39022299575361536

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  86. I have linked your giveaway on my blog :)
    www.paperaddict-emma.blogspot.com

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  87. What a lovely giveaway...count me in.

    Linda

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  88. What are the chances??? Oh, well. I can dream!

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  89. If it can be sent to Australia count me in :)

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  90. WOW!great giveaway! I love that bag and don't think I would waste it on laundry! Thanks 8>)

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  91. I ♥ candles!
    Lovely give~away...Thank you! Off I go to cabbages and Roses! :)

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  92. What a gorgeous giveaway. Thank you !

    TDM x

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  93. I would so love to win this
    Lynn xxxxxx

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  94. What a wonderful giveaway. The fabric laudry bag is too beautiful for laudry. Love the notebook.

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  95. Oh my! Doesn't Cabbages and Roses have most yummy products! How I would love to win!

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  96. What fun! I would be thrilled to win! Love everything...especially could use the notebook! Thanks! ♥♥

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  97. What a lovely giveaway, Lulu! Thank you! Please throw my name in the bag! lol! ♥

    xoxo laurie

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  98. what a beautiful giveaway! just stumbled on your blog from dreamy whites!

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  99. Please send these treasures my way.

    All the best to you!

    Joy..........always

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  100. Just found your beautiful blog. Please consider me for the giveaway!
    Beautiful day to you!
    Kathy

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  101. Happy to add you to Facebook. I know my friends and family will love this as much as I do!!!!!!!

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  102. Yummy goodies. Would love to win this giveaway! Love their patterns!

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  103. Great to find Cabbages and Roses here! I have just posted pictures of the same fabric I bought in London. A beautiful giveaway... Alexandra

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