Happy Hump Day!
I am so thrilled to share with you a new book and a great giveaway!
My sweet friend, Bre, from Rooms for Rent, just release her first book yesterday!!! I’ve been waiting for this one to come out because I need it desperately! haha!
It’s all about “tablescapes,” and Bre is a master of them!
The funny thing is, when I first started blogging, I don’t think the word “tablescape” even existed! But as the years have gone by, and more and more bloggers were sharing their beautiful holiday tables, the word “tablescape” began to emerge.
There are a few bloggers out in “blogworld” that I think stand out as great “tablescapers.” haha! Bre is certainly one of them that always comes to mind, and I’ve always wanted her to write a book about how she creates them.
Thankfully, I wasn’t the only one wishing she would write a book! So when she told me last year that she was writing one, I just about died! This was a book I knew I would love and USE!
Funny side note: I feel like a proud parent right now. I had been blogging about 5 years when I found Bre’s beautiful new blog. I instantly saw how much talent she had and asked her to be a guest contributor on my blog. I was thrilled when she said yes, and for over a year, (2014-ish) she would write a monthly post for my blog.
And then she blew up and because famous in blogworld and left me in her dust. haha! #kidding #notkidding #soproudofher
I got her new book in the mail last week, and LOVE IT!
It is full of tablescape inspiration but also celebrates the gift of gathering.
This book made me think of my sweet mama. She loved to host gatherings, and she was always trying to make them extra special. She would work herself to death to get everything ready…not to impress others, but to make them feel extra special when they entered our home.
She would get out her cloth napkins, use her good china, and light all the candles! I always loved having others over because it always felt like such a special occasion!
As much fun as it is to make things extra special when gathering with friends and family, I also think it is important to keep things simple. Sometimes I let the “I can’t get it all together!” mentally keep me from experiencing simple get togethers.
I want to serve more like Jesus did, “humble and without fanfare,” as Bre says in her book.
Bre’s book takes you through all four seasons and shares simple decor ideas and recipes to use for your gatherings! I seriously love it!
And be sure to enter the GIVEAWAY to win Bre’s favorite tablescape items below! Check out all these goodies you could win…
Inspired from the Summer Elegant gathering in the book you could win ~
4 piece setting of antique silverware from Anthropologie
A marble cake stand
Weathered wood bread board
4 blue goblets
Set of 6 mercury glass votives
4 blue linen napkins
16 piece dinnerware set
Here is the list of other bloggers celebrating Bre’s new book with a BOOK LAUNCH TOUR!
You can visit each of their blogs on the assigned days and enter for the giveaway there as well!
- Monday 9/30 – Bre @ Rooms FOR Rent blog
- Wednesday 10/2 – Traci @ Beneath My Heart
- Friday 10/4 – Melissa @ The Inspired Room
- Monday 10/7 – Lucy @ Craftberry Bush
- Tuesday 10/8 – Karianne @ Thistlewood Farms
Next up on the book launch tour is my sweet friends, Melissa from The Inspired Room! I’ve known Melissa for about a decade now, and her blog is full of beautiful home inspiration. Be sure to visit her blog on Friday and enter the giveaway there as well!
Have a blessed day friends!