Thursday, January 24, 2013

Fabulous Follower Giveaway! Romance Your Home



won·der·ment  n.         (wndr-mnt)
1. Astonishment, awe, or surprise.
2. Something that produces wonder; a marvel.
3. Puzzlement or curiosity.





Just in case
you've never noticed
 or clicked on my friend
Susan's blog button
"Romancing the Home"
on my sidebar....

Romancing The Home

... I want to take 
this opportunity 
to introduce you to her.


Susan is hands down,
one of "THE" most talented
women I have ever met.



She is amazingly creative
and has the most
fabulous and decadent taste.





Her attention to tiny details 
is nothing short of amazing. 




Though I have never 
admitted it to her,
I admired her from afar 
for 
y e a r s.

(If this sounds gushy,
just look at these photos and you'll get it. 
I know you will!) 





She's had a store in the area 
for almost 20 years, 
where she sells treasures - new and old, 
paired with a successful 
interior design business. 




Though I had purchased many items
in her shops through the years,
I had never been formally 
introduced to her
her until last spring
when our mutual friend
Joy 
 introduced us.
Thanks,  Joy!


(Susan loves plaid too!)






Susan is known for 
is her over-the-top staging expertise. 
Her rooms and tablescapes are magical.







Home tour fundraisers 
are very popular where we both live
 and you can almost always 
count on seeing Susan's creations 
at one of the homes you will
 walk into during one of these events.



I have pulled 
some of my most favorite photos
from Susan's blog. 
I love to see her tablescapes. 
Always gorgeous
with multiple layering 
and refined details. 

One can only stand in awe 
when you get to see them in person
 because she has the knack gift
of finding details and treasures
to add to the vision 
using things
that you have never seen before.
Just magical.







Which is where and how 
I made mention of the word
"wonderment."


This comes to mind
after you see one of Susan's stagings.

You think about them for days after the fact
and you wonder....

 Where did she find that? 
 How did she manage THAT? 
and then finally...
 Why can't my creative brain work like hers!!!!?
etc. etc. etc.





Anyway,
Susan has a fantastic
 drool-worthy
coffee table book,
ROMANCING THE HOME ENTERTAINS,
just FULL of wonderful images
 different from the ones
I have shared with you here.

And as a thank you gift
to my beautiful followers, 
 I am offering a
copy of this book as a 
Giveaway!



It's 392 pages of 400 stunning color photographs and over 225 recipes
gathered from Susan's family and friends.

Cannot wait for you to see the pages.
You will LOVE it.

BONUS:
Susan added a second copy
when I told her I was buying one
as a giveaway for you
and she threw in a 
second copy
so I will draw 
TWO lucky winners!


TO ENTER:
1. One entry if you are a follower.
2. Second entry if you like the
Polohouse on Facebook.
3. Third entry if you go visit
Susan at her blog and say hi
to her from me!
4. Fourth and final entry
if you become a follower on her blog.
(Trust me, you will not be sorry! 
Visual candy for the eyes
on a regular basis.)

That's it!
I will draw two winners
on Saturday morning at
10 am CST)

Hope you win!
(And if you don't but you would like to buy a copy 
of her 392 page book with 400 lovely photos...
you can click the sidebar link on her blog to order one!)

xoxox~
Alison

Link here to go visit Susan.

94 comments:

M.A. the 2nd ~ Frances Russell said...

Alison these pictures are absolutely gorgeous and you are so right .... your friend Susan is very talented. Thank-you for sharing and I will go and visit her now! I love all the attention to detail, the table scapes , the flowers, the gold everything ... stunning! best wishes
Frances

MarmePurl said...

Stunning. Off to complete # 3 and 4

Laura Janning said...

What a lovely giveaway. Her tables are amazing, don't even need to eat when I sit down!

Laura Janning said...

went to Susan's blog.

Rebecca said...

Thanks for the "heads up" re. the "wonderment". Those plaid book covers certainly caught my eye :)
Don't know that I'd EVER be as "romantic" in my scheme as Joy, but I can dream!

Not sure I'm an official follower. Hmmmmmmm. Will have to check that out.

Rebecca said...

Susan - not Joy :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, her style and her blog and pictures are amazing. Love her kitchen and they way she accessorizes it. That mirrored fridge is fantastic. I am already a follower of your blog and fb, and now a follower of her blog too. Great giveaway. Hugs, Marty

Pamela Gordon said...

Wow what a beautiful home and fabulous table setting in the photos you shared. I visited her kitchen post and enjoyed seeing her decor style. I am a follower here and on FB too. Thanks for the opportunity to win this fabulous book. Pamela

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Wow, I so want to win one of these books! :D I'm a follower.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I like the Polohouse on FB! :D

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I left a comment @ Susan's from The Polohouse!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I'm ow following Susan's blog. It looks fantastic, and her kitchen is soooo stunning!

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Just lovely. She is very talented. I will have to check out Susan's blog.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Hi Alison,
Thanks for the intro to Susan's blog...now following!
Thanks for the chance to win.
Cindy

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

I'm a long-time follower of your Alison...thanks for the chance to win!!!
Blessings,
Cindy

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

I've liked you on FB :)

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

I've left a comment that I've found her through Alison at Polohouse! :)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Wow! That looks like one amazing book! Of course I am a follower of yours!
Penny

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

I have liked you on Facebook for quite some time now :-)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

I am now a follower of Susan's.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

And I left a comment saying I was visiting from your blog.
Penny

suburban prep said...

I am a follower of your blog and have been for some time.

suburban prep said...

I wrote a posting on the Romancing the Home blog on the Jan 22 posting.

suburban prep said...

I am now a follower of the Romancing the Home blog.
Thank you for the introduction.
Such a beautiful blog both.

The enchanted home said...

TOTALLY agree, her work is just beyond. Absolutely beautiful!! She is soooo talented. I am already a follower of you both, will like you on Facebook Alison. I would LOVE to win this book! How exciting. My fingers and toes are crossed!!

Blue Creek Home said...

Good morning Alison,
First, a big thank you for introducing us to Susan and her beautiful blog!

...and, I am a Polo House follower!

Blue Creek Home said...

I can't believe I wasn't a facebook follower, but now I am.
Also, following on Pinterest - can't wait to go back and check out your pins-I know they will not dissapoint!

Blue Creek Home said...

Just got back from "Romancing the Home" and it was hard to leave so quickly - can you say a-m-a-z-i-n-g!!!

Blue Creek Home said...

And, yes I just signed up as a RtH follower. Got to back to read deeper - I am not going to get anything done today!!!!
Thanks much!
Rhonda

Designs By Pinky said...

WOW, she sure DOES have a gift!!! Gorgeous pictures and STYLING!!! I am a follower of yours, you know:) XO, Pinky

Designs By Pinky said...

I have liked The Polohouse on FB for quite awhile:):)

Designs By Pinky said...

I went and visited Susan and said Hi!!!

Designs By Pinky said...

I am now following HER blog too!!! Thanks for featuring her.

Karen said...

Alison,
I've never visited Susan's site but will definitely add it to my must see list. Her staging, as you said, is so amazingly creative. Thanks for introducing me to what looks to be another inspirational site.
Karen

Md Rajon said...

ddd

michele said...

sounds like a wonderful lady, alison. would love a copy.

michele

michele said...

after a 3 yr break from facebook, i'm back on and liking you!

michele

michele said...

following RTH now.

michele

michele said...

said hi to susan.

michele

chedeb5353 said...

I follow your beautiful blog. Debra chedeb5353@hotmail.com

chedeb5353 said...

Like you on FB. Debra chedeb5353@hotmail.com

Terri ~the dressed up cottage said...

Falling in Love......with all these wonderful images and ideas.
Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

Alison,
You were right, Susan's blog is amazing. I am now following you, Susan and I liked your site on facebook...which is the truth, your site is a favorite!
Karen

Leslie said...

Beatiful photos! Such a talented designer. I'll pop over to her blog!

Leslie
www.triuverlesoleil.blogspot.com

Anne Boykin said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I follow Polohouse via email.

Anne Boykin said...

I "Liked" Polohouse on FaceBook.

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Wow! Thank you for the introduction to this beautiful blog and talented designer! I cannot wait to go explore her blog!

Have a great day!
Rlizabeth

Anne Boykin said...

I visited Susan's blog and said hello to her from you.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Well you know I follow/stalk your blog....what a beautiful blog your friend has. I am heading their now...

Sarah said...

Alison, I've been yearning for a copy of Susan's book. I love her blog and her amazing style. I can just imagine how fabulous her store must be. Lucky you to live near by. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Entertaining.

Sarah said...

Of course I'm a follower Polohouse. '-)

A Toile Tale said...

Oh,yes, please!!! I'd love to own this book. And, by the way,.....When are YOU going to write a book, Alison?
Linda @ A Toile Tale

Vikki said...

I'm following "Romancing the Home" on Google Reader.

Vikki said...
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Vikki said...

I liked Polohouse on Face Book!

Unknown said...

gorgeous photos ALlison! Thanks so much for stopping by Hampton Hostess--I am your newest follower!
Cheers, Barbara

Vikki said...

I have been a follower of Polohouse for forever. Love what you do Alison!

Vikki said...

I visited Romancing the Home and can't wait to enjoy all of the beautiful posts.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Wow, I am so amazed at Susan's work. It is fabulous. I am a follower of The Polohouse.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

I have liked The Polohouse on FB.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

I have also left a comment for Susan from you.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

I am now a follower of Susan's too. What a fantastic give-a-way.

dgmills said...

I have long been a follower of you Allison. The Polohouse is one of my favorite blogs as I love the equestrian look also. I am also wild about plaids.

dgmills said...

I like The Polohouse on Facebook.
What a joy it is to read each new blog you publish!

dgmills said...

I just went over to Susan's gorgeous blog and let her know that you sent me there.

dgmills said...

I will be Susan's newest follower and look forward to each blog from Romancing the Home.

GRC Ltd said...

Alison, once again you have FABULOUS taste. Thank you for showcasing Susan's work--wonderful, magical inspirations!
I would grovel to win this book....!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I just left a comment, but it seems to have disappeared. I'm a Follower on your blog and FB. I'll also follow her when I go there, lots like gorgeous ideas. Very nice give-away! I hope I win!!

Katherine

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I'm following Susan and I told her you said hello!

What a gorgeous blog she has, I look forward to spending lots of time there browsing.

Katherine

rachel said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win the book. I enjoy your blog..
Rachel

rachel said...

I went to Susan's blog and signed up to be a follower and said hello.

Rachel

Melanie said...

What a beautiful book full of inspiration! Thank you for hosting this giveaway! I am a follower of your lovely blog!

Melanie said...


I liked Polohouse on Facebook.

Melanie said...

I visited Susan's blog and left a comment stating you sent me!

Melanie said...

I became a follower of Susan's blog.

Maggie Rozinski said...

Love your beautiful Blog. I visited Susan's amazing blog as well. Thank you for offering Susan's book as a give-away. I would love to be able to devour every page of her beautiful book.

O'Irish said...

Yes Alison, I am absolutely a follower! I'm a mad for plaid lady too. Thanks for your wonderful blog, and beautiful photos.
Leslee in TN

Eva said...

I'm a follower! Thanks for making me aware of Susan's blog! I'm already hooked.

evafalletta@yahoo.com

Eva said...

I'm a follower! Thanks for making me aware of Susan's blog! I'm already hooked.

evafalletta@yahoo.com

Shawna @ mycherishedviolet.blogspot.com said...

I follow your blog and Love It.

kallen1105 said...

Wow... Susan's blog is amazing. Cant wait to see more. Thanks for telling us about her.

kallen1105 said...

Allison I'm following Polohouse. Love your blog and style.

kallen1105 said...

Allison you're liked on Facebook. Really enjoy your blog. Read it daily!!

Betsy said...

Thanks so much for sending me to Susans blog. I am now a follower.
Betsy

Sally said...

I would love to win this book! I'm a follower of your blog :)

sally.puckett@yahoo.com

Sally said...

Also following you on Facebook :)

sally.puckett@yahoo.com

Sally said...

Thank you for introducing me to Susan's blog. I left a comment letting her know you sent me!

sally.puckett@yahoo.com

Sally said...

I'm now happily following Susan's blog :)

sally.puckett@yahoo.com

Dawn said...

So gorgeous!

Christy said...

Allison, I am honored to have Susan as a friend and have enjoyed many wonderful events in her home. Every single time she stuns us all with her ideas. Even a casual 4th of July breakfast at her home was elegant. And did you know she is an incredible chef? My home is filled with all the treasures I have found at her home. Every table,corner, and wall decor have been purchased from Romancing the Home. I love your blog!!


The Other Me Is Sane said...

give me one for being a follower of your blog fer-ever.

The Other Me Is Sane said...

give me a second for viewing Romancing the Home's blog. Maybe I can get a bonus because yesterday I actually finished reading her blog all the way back to the start. And, her mirrors with words on them are my heart's desire.

The Other Me Is Sane said...

and, a third for becoming her follower (I might already have been her follower). Who can resist her blog? Or Joy's over at Savvy City Farmer?

Decoratopia said...

I'm a follower now - please enter me!