Wednesday, January 14, 2015

GIVEAWAY for Furniture Lovers



HAPPY NEW YEAR 
G  I  V  E  A  W  A  Y  

In case you didn't know it,
there is a new book out that
YOU
should have in your home library
IF and only IF
you own furniture ---
specifically 
wooden furniture.

I'm talking about 
THE FURNITURE BIBLE
by Christophe Pourny




Have to make a special shout out to my sweet mother-in-law 
who found this book and sent it to me for Christmas -  such a great gift!  


Since one of my businesses
is an antique/vintage shop
I have accumulated lots of books
on refinishing and repairing furniture but
 none of them 
compare to this one.

Unless you have a 
wood-refinisher/handyman/artist/repairman 
on staff to handle the care 
of your wood furniture...
this book has what you need
to care for and maintain
your wood pieces -- whether they be
priceless antiques or not.






Many furniture books explain how 
the professionals restore pieces,
but this one takes you through the steps
(that you and I can understand and follow)
and provides tips and color photographs
to illustrate the history of furniture,
understanding the pieces that you have, 
how they are put together, 
what stains or paints of finishes they have on them 
and how to take care of them using historic processes 
that Mr. Pourny was taught by his father, 
a master refinisher in France.




Here are the chapters:
-Meet your furniture
- Finishing school
- Prep School
- Techniques
- Tool school
- The care and feeding of your furniture
- Resources
and more




Martha Stewart 
wrote the preface of this book 
 and I doubt she endorses
something if she doesn't 
strongly believe in it.



The tools and things you will need to properly care for your pieces.


So how can you win 
a chance to own this book?


I'm not going to make it hard.

All you have to do is
to follow the Polohouseblog,
or follow PolohouseStyle on Tumblr,
or follow Polohousestyle on Instagram,
or like The Polohouse on Facebook.
or be an email subscriber to my posts!


Just leave a single comment 
on which of the above
that you follow 
and that will be your chance to win.

Pretty simple, right?

The winner will be drawn on 
Sunday, January 18th
and will be selected by a random
number generator.

NOTE: Please list your email with your comment
if you subscribe to a no-reply email address
so I can contact you if you win.

I just wanted to say thank you
for stopping by the Polohouse blog
and for leaving your kind comments.
They mean so much to me, 
you have no idea!
This giveaway is for you.

Good luck and I hope you win!

Alison :)

31 comments:

Unknown said...

Hi, I liked you on facebook and followed you on tumblr. I love your beautiful Polohouse!
foldyangel@charter.net

dythia99 said...

I follow you on Facebook - Natasha Tiredperson

dythia_99(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sarah Gouin said...

I have been enjoying your blog for a while now. The furniture book sounds wonderful - we're always trying to figure out which piece of furniture we should tackle next!

MarmePurl said...

Faithful blog reader with a house full of sentimental family furniture needing some rejuvenation.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

I follow you through Bloglovin! Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful book.

Susan said...

I have been following you on Blogger for several years. Thank you for a chance at the give-away~

Karena Albert said...

Hi Alison, What a great giveaway! I follow your blog, and also follow you on Facebook and Instagram!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

Claire said...

I just started following your blog about a month ago and enjoy it tremendously! i particularly liked the post about all white spaces vs. vintage. I am of course a vintage kind of gal!s

Claire said...

Can I also mention I hate spellcheck? i meant to say gal....

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I follow you on e-mail and on Facebook! My Joe would LOVE this book!!

O'Irish said...

Alison, I'm an ardent follower of your blog, tumblr, instagram, and facebook pages so I can catch your postings about anywhere... love everything you post! Leslee

Pinehurst Farm said...

I get all your blog posts by email. Love your site!!

Maritimer said...

I have been following your blog for a couple of years and love it!

Nancy L

GRC_Ltd said...

This is a great resource! Love your blog--I follow the blog & Instagram.
Thanks!

Luv2Shop said...

I am a follower of you blog. I like you on facebook, I follow you on instagram and I am a stalker of your pinterest boards! LOL
And I love all things plaid and your beloved polo house!

Ruth Sims Malone FB
RUTHAMALONE Instagram
Ruth Malone Pinterest

Kathleen said...

I follow you blog and have gleaned much - the book looks like a fabulous resource.

Best regards.

Angie Forte said...

This looks like a great book! I'm an email subscriber! Thanks!

Bonnie said...

I am now following you on Facebook. Your blog is wonderful. Bonnieeschmidt@aol.com

Lexy said...

I follow your blog and love that I can receive direct to me emails of new posts.

Laurie said...

Hi Alison. I was so glad I stumbled upon your blog ...love your style of decorating. I am an email subscriber to your posts! Thanks for the chance to win this informative book!
lauriecordeniz@verizon.net

Heather said...

What a great looking book. I follow your blog and love it. Thanks for the chance!

Lorri said...

I follow you on facebook . Thanks for chance

Maureen said...

I subscribe to your blog. This book sounds perfect for any one who owns furniture.

Sarah said...

Alison, I'm thrilled to know of this excellent resource. Thanks, and thank you to your sweet mother-in-law too. I smiled when I saw that you have it on your black and white houndstooth. ;-)

I'm definitely a follower and subscriber and like you on FB. Think I have it covered!

I feel so blessed to have met you in Blogland, Everything you share inspires me, my friend!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

I follow you on Instagram, Tumblr, your blog and Facebook! I'd love to win. xo Nancy

Suzie Q said...

I am an email subscriber to your posts and absolutely love receiving them! Your style and your home are beautiful and I have started collecting "all things plaid." Thank you for the opportunity to win the book. It looks fabulous!

onnery said...

Hi Alison, I absolutely enjoy your blog and subscribe by email. I have never commented before but could not resist the chance for what looks like a great source for those who love and respect wood furniture. Thank you!!

libraryeducator said...

I love your site Alison and visit every Blog post!! I am a horsewoman and love all the things you collect such as equine and plaid collectibles! Your posts are the first I read in my RSS feed.I am not sure if this will get my email so here it is: libraryeducator@gmail.com

Kara said...

I'm an email subscriber! Fabulous giveaway! Also love your blog!
Qmellett@carolina.rr.com

Ann said...

Alison, thank you for the opportunity to win your gift.
amedley1@bellsouth.net

Heather Sebastian said...

I follow via Facebook :) This would be amazing to win!
heatheranne99 at gmail dot com