I recently bought a copy of Nell Hill's Entertaining in Style by Mary Carol Garrity @ Half Price Books ( I never see her books @ half-price ...nobody ever gets rid of them!). I have several of her books & wasn't sure if I had this one so I thumbed through it. None of the photographs looked familiar so I bought it & then came home & saw that I already had it. (precisely why I save all my favorite magazines & reread them every season. ;o) )
I think it might be fortuitous though because it'll be great for a blog give-away. My 100th post give-away!
As you can see, the cover has a slit in it near the binder but other than that, it appears to be in great shape.
It's chock full of tablesettings...page after page after page. Her tablescapes are over the top, yet still very elegant & stylish....it's a dish lover's dream!
Look how she used a mirrored cake plateau here. Kathleen has used one several times & it always looks beautiful. I really, really want one.
If you'd like achance @ winning this wonderful book, just leave a comment on this post & I'll draw a name next Friday.
And while I have your attention (do I still have your attention? *grins* ) I want to announce my upcoming blogaversary on Feb 25th. I'm having a big give-away countdown!
Starting w/ this. A beautiful, vintage hankie in a lovely shade of blue & white w/ pretty pink roses & scalloped edges. It's in perfect condition although it could use a good ironing. I'll send it in this old tin in a wonderfully faded shade of rose pink. Look at the floral medallion & lace doily detail.Then, from now until February 25th, on every Friday, I will add another little sumthin' sumthin' to the tin. To represent me & the things I love, I'm going to choose items from my beloved collections. And as most of you know, I collect a lot of neat stuff!
To get your name in the hat, just leave a comment on my blogaversary countdown on Fridays. For every Friday that you leave a comment, a slip w/ your name goes into the hat. If you want 3 more tries added to the hat, add this button, w/ a link back to my blog to your sidebar & let me know about it.
Both of these give-aways are restricted to the continental US...sorry! And you don't have to have a blog to enter but you must leave an email address so that I can contact you. Good luck!