Thursday, August 23, 2012

Last Chance - Decorating Books Giveaway

Tomorrow is the last day - 8/24/12 - to enter for my Birthday Giveaway.  Two of my favorite Decorating Books.  Yes, you will get both and I think they are definitely must haves for your library.

 One of my favorite decorating books of all times is Christi Carter's Art of Accessorizing.

This book is fabulous and gives you step by step tutorials on how to create all kinds of vignettes on tables, mantels, bookcases and any place you can dream up to accessorize.  She even shows how to do wall collages.  I love this book, it is definitely a decorating must to me.

Starting at the top left photo, she shows how to decorate a hutch step by step.

This picture shows you how to pull a room together from start to finish.

In these pictures she shows and explains how to accessorize your bookcases using some decorative objects for interest and character.

On the top left she starts the process of creating a wall collage.  Every step is always explained in detail, so easy to follow.

Now that you know how to create all those wonderful vignettes and displays, you may want to freshen up some of your rooms.

Another book that I would love to give you is Great Traditional Style.  The title is kind of deceiving.  This book is full of hundreds of room that are Traditional, Transitional, Shabby Chic, Ecclectic, Vintage Modern and more.

 Look at this kitchen, isn't is wonderful.  Love the beadboard, the open shelves and that great island.

 What's not to love about this breakfast room.  Old wood paneling, a fireplace and beautiful blue and white.  Plus look at the wonderful lantern chandy.

Love these books and I think you will really love them too. The winner will receive BOTH BOOKS.    Now for the rules:

1. You must be a follower of A Stroll Thru Life - Leave me a comment to let me know. I would love for you to follow me on Google Friends Connect or through an RSS feed.  Just click on one of the options on my sidebar.
2.Like A Stroll Thru Life on Facebook and leave me a comment. (Just click like on my sidebar)

That's it.  No hoops to jump through.  Winner will be chosen by ramdom number thingy on August 24th.

So be sure to go here to leave a comment in order to be eligible to win both books. Winner will be chosen Friday evening.  Good luck.


  1. Oh dear Marty, how gorgeous! Please count me in for your fabulous birthday giveaway chance. I'd love to have books like these two, since decorating books like them are hard to find around here. I love your style, so therefore, the books are just perfect for it! Thank you very much, you are a very generous lady.

  2. Marty: I have been following you for a while. I would love to win the books. You have beautiful pictures and I would love for you to come and decorate my house. Please count me in on the give away.


  3. I too have been following you for awhile. I would LOVE to win those decorating books!! Thank you for the opportunity to do so!!


  4. Just "liked" you on Facebook, following you, and reading your blog regularly for quite a while now...just love it. I wish I could win the books...if not I'm afraid I'll have to go buy them they are so fabulous!
    Hugs to you!

  5. I would love to win those books.


  6. As a fellow retiree and downsizer, I've been enjoying your ideas and suggestions. My husband and I recently moved to the Gulf coast, downsizing yet again, and need to rethink our living and storage space. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in your drawing.


  7. Marty, somehow I missed this post! And also the one of the Bloggers lunch! I don't know what happened, I think is a sign that I need to slow down. LOL The decorating books are just gorgeous! I am sure they are full of beautiful decorating ideas. Thank you so much for a chance to enter your giveaway!

  8. I really enjoy your blog. I have just recently started following and love all your ideas. I would love these decorating books. I'd love to relax with them and just dream!

  9. Two great books Marty, I love the cover on the chairs in the traditional book and the wall idea on the first is something I may try. Hmmm, we have to get together soon hopefully as soon as the weather cools off some.

  10. I look forward to reading your blog every day!

  11. I am a follower and love reading your blog.

  12. Ms. Marty, I credit you for getting me hooked on decor blogs! While I've always loved decorating, just recently I've become obsessed enough to think I might have a little talent. I get so much advice from your blogs and enjoy seeing what new thing you come up with next! Thanks!

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  14. Marty,
    Of course I'm a follower! I love your blog and look forward to reading it every day. You have made me a Goodwill hunter! (although I seldom find the kind of treasures you find!) I would love to win your books. Thank you for such a generous giveaway!

  15. Marty, I'm definitely a GFC follower...and I'm loving your linkz at the top! So helpful! XO, Aimee

  16. Marty, love your blog and I am a follower. I am new to all of this but love it all the same. Would love to win the books!

  17. Marty, you are so generous and talented. Thanks for always sharing fun ideas and beautiful eye candy! Deb