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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Rachel Ashwell Book Signing & A Giveaway

Hi all!!!

I had the pleasure of attending Rachel Ashwells book signing a few weeks ago.

It was held in the evening at the Santa Monica store.

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I always enjoy going to the  boutique, not just because

I am visiting with good friends  but, I always leave feeling very inspired.

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I LOVE her new book. Rachel and I had a conversation about how this particular book emulates an artistic view into all the different kinds of worlds of Shabby Chic. Different from the frilly pinks and whites we have been use to and will always love.  This book evokes a warmer, moodier tone. It confirms how her mind is filled with endless ideas and creative beauty.  It was such a privilege to see Gisela Torres working her magic.  I was so lucky and enjoyed being a part of  the behind-the-scenes of this book , then to finally see how it all came together is truly amazing.   Some of my friends are listed as a resource in the book. Kymberley Fraser of A Beautiful Mess and Maria Bartelot of The Agoura Antique Mart. You might even see a little something in there by me.

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 To celebrate her new book. I am having a giveaway but, the best part is you will get a copy signed by Rachel. One lucky reader will get this book and all 190 glorious pages of beautiful homes.

This giveaway will also be open on our Facebook page and our Facebook

friends will also have a chance to win.

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You can also leave a comment at the end of this post and or follow us on our blog and “Like” our Facebook page....For additional entries, add it to your sidebar, or you can post about the giveaway to any social networking sites, twitter, facebook, and blogger!!! Please come back and leave a separate comment for each site you post about the giveaway on. Anonymous entries please make sure you leave an email address with your entry, so we can get it to you if you win . Giveaway is open internationally as well!! Good luck!!!

Giveaway end Friday October 28th.

Have an inspirational day.

~lulu

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99 comments:

  1. Hi!
    I would love ti winn this book!!! I´m going to show and link to this on my sidebar on my blog.
    Hug Anna

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  2. Wonderful Giveaway! Would LOVE a chance to win Rachel's book!! She has been such an inspiration in decorating my own home ♥

    Warmest hugs, Brenda

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  3. Okay, I now have your Giveaway on my left sidebar, with it linked right back to this post :) I'll be keeping my fingers crossed!!

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  4. Oh, this looks like such a yummy book! I would love to have this book! Thank you for the opportunity of winning it in a give-a-away!

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  5. I have the book ordered and coming to my first week of November...but I would still love to win a signed copy then I could give one to my daugther. I can hardly wait to escape into her dreamy pages. Her last book is still out on my sitting room shelf to preuse over and over. She is just a beautiful gentle person. ox

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  6. I will add this Giveaway to my blog sidebar.

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  7. I am a fan on FB of both you and Rachel.

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  8. Oh what a fabulous Gift this would be to win.I know I would treasure it forever~Cheers Kim

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  9. I have really been looking forward to seeing Rachel's new book. Lovely pictures in this post!! Thanks for having such a great giveaway!! I am a follower of your blog and on Facebook!

    XO,
    Jane

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  10. Hi Lu, what a treat winning this book would be....I am such a big fan or Rachel. Love that she uses so many recycled things.

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  11. I am a follower, both u and Rachel.

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  12. I would love to win this book !

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  13. And I am posting this giveaway on my sidebar .

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  14. I liked on facebook and would love to win Rachel's new book to go with my others!

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  15. Just posted this on my blog. Thanks for the chance to win. Love the book..

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  16. Have been a follower of yours for awhile and just became a follower of Rachels..

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  17. Also Tweeted about the giveaway!

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  18. I would love a signed copy of her book! I just love her style..Marcia

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  19. Of course I "like" you on Facebook! Marcia

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  20. OMG..., to win this book would be like a dream comes true...!!!
    Thanks indeed for the chance to win it !!!
    Big Hugs,
    Mo

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  21. ... 2nd chance for posting in my sidebar...

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  22. Love to have a signed copy of her new book awesome giveaway
    I have my fingers crossed
    xxoo
    Pam

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  23. Hi Lulu!
    I will post this wonderful giveaway on my sidebar but don't enter me as I have already been luckier than most! I will certainly search out this new book of Rachel's as I am a devoted fan of hers...and you too! :)

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  24. Forgot to say that I have been a follower of your blog for a while now ♥

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  25. i saw her in texas but i didn't get a book if you can believe it! please throw my name in the hat. i am a follower of your lovely blog.

    hugs,

    shelley

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  26. omg!!!! you are soooo lucky!!! I have all her books, but this won!!! please enter me!!!
    I like on facebookd too!!!! soooo excited!

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  27. Oh what a nice giveaway~I just blogged about Rachel this afternoon! I would love to win, and I am a follower.

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  28. I liked and shared link Facebook! This is so lovely

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  29. And I shared it on my sidebar :)

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  30. I am a follower and would love the opportunity to enter this fabulous giveaway. Sandy

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  31. I am a Rachel groupy and have been for over 15 years. I love everything she does and to have a signed copy of her latest book would be a forever keepsake. Thanks for the opportunity Lulu to enter. Sandy x

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  32. I'm definitely dreaming of winning this book! Thanks for the possibility.

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  33. I know this would be a treasure to win! Thanks for your creative, inspiring blog! Love visiting! Jamie V in MT
    http://rem-nants.blogspot.com
    amzanioli@yahoo.com

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  34. Looks like a delightful book and a signed copy is always a treasure.
    Helen xx

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  35. Thank you for the chance to win!
    I'll be keeping my fingers crossed!!

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  36. i can not wait to view this beautiful book...thanks for the opportunity!
    erin

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  37. Would LOVE to win! Love your beautiful photos Lu and the gorgeous feather chandelier! xoxo Rachel

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  38. I'm dying to get my hands on this book! Thanks for the chance.

    xo,

    Abby

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  39. I've been wanting this book but have been trying to hold out until Christmas so someone can just buy it for me. I would LOVE to win it :)

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  40. Hi Lulu, new to your blog but love it already- I'm a book-aholic and this would be an awesome addition to my collection. I'll put you on my sidebar too xx and hugs corrina. jtaimephotographie-corrina.blogspot.com/

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  41. I follow you on GFC and would like to be counted in for this giveaway.

    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  42. I would be thrilled to win this book. Thank you Lulu for making this happen! xoxo Judy

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  43. Great giveaway!

    Loving your photos. I'd love to jump into that comfy bed on this manic monday haha!

    ~ Clare x

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  44. What a beautifull book ! I would love to win it !!!

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  45. what a generous giveaway! thank you for the opportunity.

    Michele

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  46. Ps you are already on my blogroll and it features the giveaway.

    Michele

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  47. I have the other 2 and really need this new one!!! judy

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  48. I need to go into the store. I like the moodier look. Love what she did to the flatware. Thanks for commenting on my blog. The screen was a little difficult to do. So many tears in it. When are you going to Agoura? I hope to see you there!
    love to Dustin, Luke, Paul, and you!!!
    Les

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  49. Im posted on Facebook, Google+ and my blog. I would love this book. I hope it's a lucky week for me. Thanks for all your posts Lu. I know, I'm kissing your butt.

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  50. I cannot wait to delve into the pages of this book!

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  51. Gorgeous! I am sure that your lovely work compliments her amazing talent as well :)
    Thanks for the chance my dear !
    XOX

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  52. Please sign me up. Rachel and I go WAY back. Not personally ... but you know.

    Mary

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  53. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  54. Beautiful blog - Would love to own Rachels new book!
    scaturat@aolcom

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  55. Awesome giveaway, Lulu! I'm a happy follower of you AND Rachel! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  56. Just posted your sweet giveaway on my sidebar, Lulu! Thanks for the opportunity to win this beautiful book! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  57. Oh, I would just love to win this book!! Please add me to the list for a chance...

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  58. Hi Lu!!!

    It was such a pleasure meeting you @RA's book signing a few weeks ago at her Santa Monica store! Even though my book is signed and I'm offering a giveaway on my page too {unsigned} - I will sign up because if I win this one, I know exactly who to give this to! :)


    Cheers,
    Jessie

    acozycottageinthecity.blogspot.com

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  59. I would love to read the book! I am a follower.

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  60. and tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/EMSarts/status/128785463958974466

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  61. Please, please...pretty shabby please? xx Love your site heaps and heaps xxxxx

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  62. Hi Lulu...hope you are doing well...and baby too :)

    please enter me into your great giveaway!

    xo + blessings,
    Anne Marie

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  63. What a lovely store and book.
    Your blog is wonderful as well, so glad that I found it.
    I'm a follower now too.
    Have a lovely day
    xoxo
    cari B.

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  64. ooh la la! this book looks absolutely beautiful.

    please enter me in your generous giveaway!

    warmest thanks

    xo
    elyse

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  65. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win a treasure!

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  66. this is the first time I have been to your blog... can I just say beautiful! what a treasure of a give away, I would love, love to turn those pages...
    I am a follower now!

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  67. What a lovely blog!! I would love that gorgeous book!!

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  68. I LOVE to win this book. I have the others and they are wonderful.
    I follow your wonderful blog!!!
    best regards,
    Wanda

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  69. I follow you on FB as well. thanks for the opportunity to enter!!!
    best regards,
    Wanda

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  70. Wonderful Giveaway!I would LOVE a chance to win Rachel's book. I'm a follower :)

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  71. So lovely...would love to win ....

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  72. wow - RA, my favorite inspiration! How did I miss getting this book already?? Would love to win this giveaway!

    Wanda in NH
    wandalee3@aol.com

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  73. Found your beautiful blog today and would love to enter your giveaway :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

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  74. I will love to win this book! Hugs Ellen.

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  75. I have added your give away on my sidebar:)

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  76. I will follow your beautiful blog as well:) Crossing fingers to win this book! Best regards Ellen.

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  77. Her new book sounds so interesting! I can't wait to feast my eyes on its pages! That 1st photo you took of her is incredible!

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  78. Popping in again to LYK that I just added it to my sidebar. ♥

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  79. ciao ciao!how I'd like to win it:I wrote to you on fb but now I can olny cross my finger,
    irene

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  80. What a fabulous giveaway! Rachel's books NEVER disappoint. Thanks for the chance!

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  81. please enter me in your giveaway i would love to win such a beautiful book thank you.....

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  82. I pre-ordered this book and it is all that I expected it to be from Rachel, I have every one of her books in my Library and continue to be inspired every time I open one.

    How fortunate that you were able to attend the Book Signing and be around all that inspiration!
    One day I would like to visit one of the Shabby Chic Stores... but at least I have been able to acquire some of her products in the Simply Shabby Chic Line offered at Target Stores over the years.

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  84. I love Rachel Ashwell. It would be wonderful to win. Thank you for having such a nice give away.
    Rebecca

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