Wednesday, June 9, 2010

An Interview with Christina Strutt and a Cabbages and Roses Sponsored Giveaway

Hello Everyone!
I hope you are all having a great day.
I have a very special interview with the talented Christina Strutt, who is also the founder of Cabbages and Roses, and the author of the inspiring book, At Home with Country.

Cabbages and Roses is also sponsoring a very generous giveaway, for one lucky reader.
How would you like a chance to win a lovely Cabbages and Roses tablecloth along with a set of 6 napkins?
Thank you Cabbages and Roses for sponsoring such a generous giveaway.
You will find the giveaway information at the bottom of this post.

First I would like to share my interview with Christina Strutt. Christina has authored four internationally successful books under the Cabbages &Roses brand since launching the company in 2000. Her fifth book titled, Cabbages & Roses At Home with Country, published by CICO Books, was released in March (North America) and April (United Kingdom) 2010. The book showcases the romantic, classic and versatile design sensibilities of the brand, as Christina transforms urban, country and beachside dwellings into havens of comfort and beauty.

What inspired you to write your wonderful new book At Home with Country?


Cabbages & Roses are well known for their dreamy faded floral prints and people automatically assume they fit perfectly into country cottages, we wanted to show that our prints and fabrics slip very happily into any situation – a city apartment, a beach house, a houseboat on the River Thames really almost anywhere!


In your book, At Home With Country, you have shown us that your fabric
designs can look fabulous in any style of home. Do you have a favorite
style of home that you prefer to work with?


At the moment I like a challenge i.e. it is very easy to make a beautiful room in a perfect country cottage, I am enjoying the challenge of designing fabrics to furnish a stately home or a minimalist modern city apartment or a wooden shed! In short I like doing the unexpected and stretching the boundaries.


A lot of us dream of living in an old English styled country home, but reality is we live in a new home. How do you give a new home a feeling of being an old English styled country home?


By doing away with straight lines and perfect finishes – I once did up a home which was 15th century but we made a lot of new additions so we had to make the new bits look old – we rounded off the plaster finishes and made them imperfect, we sanded areas on the new stone steps so that they looked worn – basically somehow knock off the smart edges! Wallpaper is a great help in softening hard lines, historic paint colours with their subtle tones and fill with vintage artifacts.


In your opinion what is the right way to decorate with whites in an English country style home?


By using different tones of white – Farrow & Ball have many versions of white – chalky white, old white, strong white – all the white tones used in different areas have a lovely effect. White is a very dramatic colour when used in an expansive way. By adding vintage or antique white textiles, such as the old hand woven French sheets, adds lovely texture and a sense of history. We very often wash products that have been made for us and dry them out in the fresh air – we never iron our textiles, they have a lovely pre-loved quality after washing. Whatever advice I give the ultimate quest is for a relaxed attitude. We don’t take ourselves too seriously and boundaries and rules are broken, I encourage you to do the same. If you love it – go for it!



What do you think is the biggest mistake people make when decorating their homes with whites?


To forget that a room needs layers and texture and for a really Cabbages & Roses look, pieces of vintage furniture. The biggest mistake is to never expect to make a mistake. The best interior decorators make mistakes too – if you learn from your mistake then it will be worth while. If you continue to make the same mistake then I would perhaps give up!


Do you have a favorite paint color that you find works really well as a
backdrop, when decorating with whites?


My all time favourite paint colour is strong white from Farrow & Ball – it works with all our fabrics whether they are on a white ground or a natural linen ground. It has a chalky grey hue and is quite perfect.


Has designing always been a lifelong passion of yours?


I think so. Very often what I really wanted didn’t exist so I got it made or made it myself. I think this is what Cabbages & Roses has become – it is certainly how it started. When I was an interior decorator, the fabrics that I really loved were the old faded fabrics that I found in antique shops – these were usually small scraps but so beautiful. With this gap in the market we filled it by reproducing fabrics – ready faded.

The clothing side of the business has grown for the same reason – the inability to find clothes that I liked!


Do you have a favorite Cabbages and Roses design?


Strangely, it is still the very first fabric that we produced – Bees. It had somewhat fallen off my radar recently, but I noticed it the other day and completely fell in love with it all over again.


Do you have a favorite rose?


The Constance Spry is one of my favourites (I have many) but it is prolific and beautifully scented and old fashioned.


What is the one thing you hope readers will walk away with after reading your inspiring book, At Home with Country?


That Cabbages & Roses really does fit in anywhere, whatever type of house you live in, there will be a place to incorporate Cabbages & Roses.


Thank you Christina Strutt!

Christina's book, At Home with Country, is such an inspirational book, there are so many beautiful images in the book! I hope you enjoyed the interview!


Giveaway information!!
Cabbages and Roses will be giving away a lovely Cabbages and Roses tablecloth and 6 napkins to one lucky reader.
Valued at $185.00

You get to choose from three different Cabbages and Roses patterns, Natural Raspberry, Tulip and Rose, and or Cerise Hatley.
All of their linens are beautiful!

The giveaway will end June 15th at midnight p.s.t.
The winner will be announced June 16th.
Random number will be used to pick the winner.
You must leave a separate comment for each entry to count.

1.To enter the giveaway all you need to do is visit The Cabbages and Roses website, and decide which one of these three patterns is your favorite,
If you click on each name it will take you to the Cabbages and Roses Website, and you can view that particular pattern. Then please come back here and leave a comment on which print is your favorite.

2. If you want to Post about the giveaway on your blog or on any of your social networking sites (such as twitter or facebook) then that counts as another entry. If you posted about the giveaway on more than one social networking site, then please leave a separate comment for each one. That way you get an extra entry for each one of your postings.

Good Luck!

Thank you Christina Strutt for the interview and for sponsoring such a generous giveaway.
I feel very honored to have been given this opportunity.
You are so talented and an inspiration to us all.

Here are a few links for Cabbages and Roses, I thought you might enjoy..





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The Moerks said...

What a fabulous and generous giveaway. Cabbages and Roses tablecloths are so lovely. My favourite was the natural raspberry. Thanks for the opportunity.

cowparsley said...

Great interview, I have bben a fan of Cabbages and Roses for years. My favourite is the natural raspberry. Great giveaway.
x

Lou said...

Fabulous interview and some great tips in there! Book looks like a great find!
Would have to say Natural Raspberry of those 3 but absolutely love Hatley Blue... Off to check out more at that gorgeous site! Thanks for the link!
Lou xx

paola said...

I already knew Cabbages and roses anw really love everything genial Christina creates!
This is a fabulous opportunity and I can't miss it! My favourite is Cerise Hatley.
Thank you
paola

FEDERICA said...

Oh my! Maria this is an incredible giveaway! Wow! Love the interview as well!
My favorite print is raspberry!
Count me in please!
Your friend,
Federica.
xoxo

Robyn said...

Amazing giveaway. My favourite is tulips and roses.

Sarah B said...

The're all so pretty but I think I lie the raspberry one the best :)
What a wonderul giveaway!

Elizabeth said...

Interesting interview, and the book looks beautiful and inspirational. I think my favourite would be natural raspberry - although they are all gorgeous. What an amazing generous giveaway. Thank you!!

Kerri said...

What a fantastic giveaway, and so generous! I've been a fan of Cabbages and Roses for years now, so this is very exciting. My favourite is cerise hatley. Thanks so much for the chance to win! K xx

Tina said...

What a fabulous interview and such a generous giveaway Maria! I am a HUGE cabbcages and Roses fan and I have used the cerise Hatley and the gorgeous Bees fabrics in many parts of my home. I would love to enter your giveaway and I would choose Cerise Hatley pattern as it is my favourite fabric ever. Thank you for the chance to enter Maria. I hope you are having a wonderful week as always my friend ~ Tina xx

Tina said...

Am also just off to blog about your generous and gorgeous giveaway. Thank you again sweet Maria ~ Tina xx

Elizabeth said...

Me again! I've just made up a button and put on my sidebar. Thank you!

Denise C said...

The natural raspberry made my heart swoon. I can see it all over my kitchen, living room, dining room...ummm, is that too much? Nah! Great giveaway!

Jojo said...

What a fantastic giveaway. I love tulip and rose, it's beautiful. Thank you for sharing the interview.

Zaira said...

Maria, you are just the best!!! You're interviews are so interesting and it's simply awesome to have Christina here. Gorgeous giveaway.....my fav is natural raspberry.

xx Zaira

McCarthy Designs said...

What a lovely giveaway Maria, thank you to Christina for her generosity. I like the Cerise Hatley pattern the best! Please count me in. xx

les belles choses said...

What a charming giveaway, and so generous! I LOVE all C&R patterns, but I'd choose Cerise Hatley if I'd win because it matches best with the colours in our house.

Thank you for the interesting interwiew, too.

Angelika

les belles choses said...

The link will be ready in a few minutes, I hope.

Angelika

Roseanna said...

Th tulip and rose pattern is beautiful. Yes, that is my favorite!

Red Door Home said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful and informative interview. I own Christina's lastest book and love it! My favorite pattern is the natural raspberry. I am keeping my fingers crossed!

Zaira said...

I've just posted about giveaway !!! xx

Jo said...

Beautiful images! Thank you for such a gorgeous and generous giveaway. I love the raspberry fabric ps couldn't find the cerise on the site...

Jo said...

Just linked it to facebook...

le ciel flamand said...

What a generous give away! I prefer the pattern 'tulip and rose'...

Heather said...

Wow...gorgeous stuff! Natural raspberry is definitely my favorite. Too bad I can't find linens like this around where I live!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

This is a great giveaway! My favorite is the "natural raspberry"....LOVE IT!~Patti

susy said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous. I really love the tulip and rose design.
Cheers

slip4 said...

I love the Raspberry pattern!

Renata said...

Hi, I just loved the website and the rapberry pattern! Wonderful giveaway! Thanks, Renata

gina3 said...

Not sure I can pick just one as a favorite; they are all lovely. If I must, I would pick the natural raspberry probably (but I love the cerise hatley A LOT). Beautiful giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

Laurie - Little Blue Chairs said...

they are beautiful. My favorite is Raspberry.

Laurie - Little Blue Chairs said...

left a link on FB

LivingOutLoud said...

I love this website, this book and everything about Christina's style...The Natural Raspberry is definitely my favorite! Thank you for sponsoring this giveaway!

awal.ny said...

Oh of course we would all love to win such beautiful linens. Natural Rasberry is my favorite. Love the pictures and interview.

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

My Goodness! What an incredible give away! I love all of them, and it is so hard to choose! But, I choose the Raspberry.
Thanks! Have a wonderful day,
Joyce

myflsun said...

Oh my! Gorgeous! It's hard to pick a favorite. It's a toss-up between the natural raspberry and the cerise.

GeNell said...

I like all 3 patterns, but if I could only choose 1 I'd go for Tulip & Rose. Great interview!

brgirl said...

What an amazing giveaway! I love them all but the cerise hatley is my favorite.
Thanks for the chance!

Brenda

a whole lotta love said...

Great Interview. I go for the Natural Raspberry. Thanks!

Elyse said...

wonderful interview. i love all of christina's answers to your thoughtful questions. fifi's blog lead me to c&r and i've been an admirer ever since, even splurging recently on a couple of prized items.

i love the cerise hatley.

please enter me. fingers crossed!

xo
elyse

Elyse said...

ps

i will tweet about the giveaway. so nice, please enter me twice!

xo
elyse

Preppy Mama said...

Such a lovely interview, I always found decorating so intimidating, its refreshing to know that professionals make mistakes too! What a sweet giveaway, I love the tulips and rose pattern, but they all are gorgeous!
Thanks again!

Preppy Mama said...

Posted on my blog sidebar!
Thanks again and have a great week!!

shabbychateaugirl said...

My favorite is natural raspberry. Thanks for the opportunity.

Anna said...

Wonderful interview and great giveaway!I love all of them but I choose the Natural Raspberry.Thanks and bye!Anna

Anna said...

I added your link in my sidebar,please enter me twice!Kisse from Italy,Anna

Samantha2818 said...

Hi Maria,
what a lovely giveaway. I think the natural raspberry is my favourite although I've always been a big fan of Hatley in Cerise.
~Sam

Samantha2818 said...

Just posted a link to your giveaway on my sidebar.
~Sam

Carol said...

Oh my goodness, I love Cabbages and Roses. I just get giddy when I see I have a new email from them. I think my favorite pattern is Tulips and Roses. I so enjoyed the interview, thanks for sharing the inspiration with me today.

Smiles,

Carol
jcdas@msn.com

beachy chic said...

Hi Maria! What a fabulous give-away. I pick Natural Raspberry.
XO-Lara

Tracey said...

Good morning my dear friend! How exciting, a book, tablecloth, AND napkins...WOW!!! Christina has such amazing style...great interview! Such lovely pictures too!! I like the tulips and roses pattern the best :)

Hugs ~

:) T

Elaine said...

So many beautiful things! My favorite is definitely the Tulip and Rose. Love the blues, Tulips are some of my favorites!

beachy chic said...

And I just added a link about this on my sidebar! Have a great day!
XO-Lara

jen said...

This is a great giveaway! This is
so nice!
My fave is natural raspberry!

Elsina said...

I love their products!! My favorite tableset is the Natural Hatley Raspberry !

Elsina said...

and off to link you up in my sidebar!

The Shiny Pebble said...

Fabulous interview and giveaway. If it is open to the US, I would love the Cerise Hatley

The Paper Princess said...

It was a REALLY tough call but I think I will pick the Tulips & Roses - but seriously, a REALLY tough call!

Thanks for sponsoring this really awesome giveaway!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Alison said...

Natural Raspberry was my favourite.
Alison

The Shiny Pebble said...

twitted about it

Sandi said...

Oh my! What a generous giveaway. My favorite is Cerise Hatley {I THINK} followed close by Natural Raspberry. I love this fabric and love Christina's look!!
Thank you!!
Blessings~

laurie c said...

i like the natural raspberry print tablecloth. so pretty.

The Paper Princess said...

I have added your giveaway to my sidebar at Create With Joy - please visit when you have a moment!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Mary said...

What beautiful fabrics! My favourite is the tulip and rose.

Mariliz said...

What a wonderful giveaway. My favorite is the tulip and rose, it's beautiful. Thank you for sharing the interview.

Shar said...

I would be honored to have any of them but my favorite is the natural raspberry. I am off to order the book. Thank you!

NICO Designs said...

What gorgeous fabrics! My favorite is the Natural Hartley RASPBERRY. Thank you for this opportunity.

Shelly said...

How Pretty! I really enjoyed the interview!
I really like the Tulip and Rose Pattern, would be perfect!
Thank you for sharing!

Shell

NICO Designs said...

I blogged about the giveaway here:
http://designsbynico.blogspot.com/2010/06/cabbage-and-rose-giveway.html

suburban prep said...

They are all stunning pieces but I have to say that I like the Cerise because it is more versatile in design..What a wonderful site.

msgb245 at gmail dot com

Miranda said...

Lovely interview and photos. I love either the Raspberry or Hatley Cerise. Both are gorgeous. If I had to choose, I guess I'd pick the Raspberry. All the fabrics are so gorgeous!

Melanie said...

UMMM... I think you know me well enough to how I feel about this already!!:)))


Sorry I missed you yesterday!!!

I love the tulips and roses and will be posting about your giveaway, of coarse!!!

I sure hope the random counter is kind to me this time...

Love and hugs, dear friend!!

Melanie

Jeannie B. said...

I really enjoyed the interview and loved the fabrics on her site. I would choose the Cerise because I love the different colors in it. I really loved all the different looks. I really like the faded roses. Thanks for the post.

Jeannie B. said...

Oops , I put the wrong name, should have been Tulips and Roses but it would not matter really. Love them all.

ShanN. said...

So VERY pretty. Love the Natural Raspberry! Hope I win :)

Leigh Ishee said...

I love the Natural Rasperry. It is simple and beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway.

Margaret said...

Natural Raspberry is my favorite although they are all beautiful!! What a talent! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Zuzu said...

I have been visiting the Cabbages & Roses website for years now - it is an absolute favorite of mine! Thank you for this wonderful interview!
My favorite C&R pattern is Natural Rasberry - gorgeous!!!
Thanks again, and I hope you have a beauty-filled day,
Zuzu

Margitta said...

I like the tulip and rose best. Her books really peek my curiosity!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Such sweetness. I liked the Raspberry:)

hometown girl said...

definetely the raspberry, i love red! lovely interview Maria! susan

Razmataz said...

Hi Maria, What a lovley giveaway.

Tulips and Roses would be my choice.

Chania

Melanie said...

It is now on my sidebar!!:))))))

lisaroy said...

what a great interview and generous giveaway! all of the patterns are gorgeous but I'm drawn to the natural raspberry. fingers crossed! : )

Rachel said...

the interview was an enjoyable read too! love christina's tips...as for my fave, i think it would be the Cerise Hatley pattern. thanks for this wonderful giveaway!

Madelief said...

I enjoyed the interview very much. I have one of the first books by Cabbages and Roses (Vintage Chique) which was a source of inspiration for my garden house! They have such beautiful linnens in pastel colours!! I love the pattern Tulip Rose for a tablecloth and napkins. It would look simply great on my garden table!!! Please count me in for the giveaway.

I will post a link on my blog!

Groetjes from a Duch follower!

Madelief

faith said...

My favorite one is Tulip and Rose. Very pretty.

Rachel said...

posted the link on my facebook too!
thanks,
shop bug

Morning T said...

Great interview Maria! I adore her stuff and would love to have something for my own. The Cerise Hatley is my favorite.

Thanks for the chance.
Hugs~
T

Blondie's Journal said...

I am so loving the raspberry pattern!!

xoxo
Jane

Morning T said...

Posting on my side bar now.
T

Cassie said...

I LOVE the raspberry!

13CLS13@gmail.com

LUVILU' said...

What a beautiful giveaway!!!My favorite one is Natural Raspberry!!

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Great interview and giveaway! I've always loved their style - my favorite is the natural raspberry!

Talia said...

Oh, my! What lovely choices. I love the Cerise Hatley although would be delighted with any!

Thank you for the chance at this beautiful give-a-way!

farrier said...

My favorite one is Tulip and Rose. Very pretty.

Deb {Posted From} Home said...

Great interview! Love the natural raspberry. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway ♥

Lara said...

Wow....it's a fantastic giveaway and great opportunity...thanks!!! My favourite is the natural raspberry...I love it!!!Thank you!!!

Lara said...

I added giveaway link on my blog sidebar, come in my blog!!!Kisses!

Green Willow Pond said...

I'm going to have to go against the flow here and say my favorite is the tulip and rose. I just love all the soft colors and the options it would give me to mix and match tableware.

Gail said...

Well,
That's a hard decision, but I go for the raspberry, the first one! Thanks for the chance!

Debby said...

OH my gosh, the Tulip and Rose looks just like the table runner I have on my table. I even went and checked the tag to see if it was from Cabbages and Roses. My favorite for sure.

Rozmeen said...

Hi,

What an lovely intervieuw. I have ordered her book (here in Holland) and I hope I will get it by friday as I am leaving to France for an vacantion and really want to take the book with me for inspiration.

My favorite is Tulip and Rose.
Greetings,
Rozmeen

Vicki K. said...

Cerise Hatly has been my favorite of Christina's fabrics for a long time! Every fabric they have is so beautiful and all her books are just delightful to go through again and again. Thank you so much for this giveaway chance!

Angie said...

What a great giveaway! My favorite is the Natural Raspberry!

Lynn said...

What a fabulous giveaway! My most favorite is the Cerise Hatley fabric, although they all are very beautiful!

I would love to have my name added in your drawing...

I am a follower..

Blessings,
~Lynn

Debora said...

They are all so beautiful, but my favorite is the Natural Raspberry!

DustyLu said...

I love this giveaway! Please count me in! Great review! I will put it on my sidbar! Have a great day! ~lulu

Julie and Luke said...

I am so happy to learn about Cabbage and Roses and the new book. Decorating my first home with my new husband has been so fun but I need direction and adore her taste! I would love to add the Tulip pattern tablecloth over the kitchen table we're building from scrap wood! Thank you!

Etta said...

Hi Maria :-) This giveaway is amazing! Thank you!! My favourite is the Natural Raspberry!!
kisses
Etta from Italy

Creamy White said...

WoW Maria, this is Fabulous!!!
I've been away from the computer, but thanks for your comment! I sold my very first piece of furniture and I'm enjoying so much painting.
I hope things are going well and thanks for this lovely Giveaway and to introduce this pretty woman!
I've saw her book other day and fell in love with...
Have a warm and wonderful day,
Li :-)

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

What a lovely interview! Love her sight and blog thank you for introducing us and for such a wonderful giveaway! My favorite is Natural Raspberry :) have a great week maria!
XO

Martha Carolyn said...

They are all beautiful, but my favorite pattern is natural raspberry

Martha Carolyn said...

I posted a link to this giveaway on my sidebar.

http://martylou.blogspot.com

Lindsay said...

LOVE the natural raspberry! Gorgeous print! Thank you!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Wow are these linens beautiful! So romantic, soft and pretty! I like the natural raspberry the best.
-Danielle

Flick, said...

I really enjoyed that wonderful interview, and all the fabrics are so beautiful! Thanks for entering me into such a generous giveaway, and I would have to choose the Cerise Hatley.. it's so subtle and dreamy!
:) Flick

Sherry said...

They are all dreamy but could get the most mileage out of Natural Raspberry. So beautiful, love everything they do.
Thanks for hosting wonderful giveaway!
s_hhn65@yahoo.com
Sherry

Paris Pastry said...

Tulip and Rose for me! J'adore!

Ruby’s Upcycle Designs™ said...

Great interview, Maria! I love Christina Strutt and Cabbages & Roses so much! My favorite would be the tulip & roses pattern, although you just can't go wrong w/her fabrics! xoxo Beth

Ruby’s Upcycle Designs™ said...

I'm putting up the giveaway on my blog right now! xoxo Beth

Ruby’s Upcycle Designs™ said...

Going up on FB right now, too!
http://www.facebook.com/rubysupcycledesigns

xoxo Beth

Ruby’s Upcycle Designs™ said...

I'm tweeting it too!

http://www.twitter.com/RubysUpcycleDes

xoxo Beth

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Another great blog and friend to add to my list. Thanks Maria! I will never fall short of great blogs to read with you around...((hugs)) Susie

Jeannine said...

I like the Raspberry linens. They would go very well with all my pink rose china patterns. The book sounds inspiring.

Raye Marie said...

Amazing giveaway! I love the natural raspberry. I am already dreaming about the different ways I would use it. Thanks for the fun!

Desiree said...

i pretty much love the cerise hatley. wouldn't it be sweet if i won???

Jeannine said...

I just posted on my blog about this giveaway. I think I'm more excited about the book, though! It looks like a http://dazeofgrace.blogspot.com/2010/06/giveaway-at-dreamy-whites-cabbages-and.htmlgreat book to return to over and over.

Melissa said...

Love the Tulip and Rose pattern--would look wonderful in my formal dining room!

Thank you for the giveaway!

texasaggiemom

Melissa said...

Love the Tulip and Rose pattern--would look wonderful in my formal dining room!

Thank you for the giveaway!

texasaggiemom

Melissa said...

Sorry for the double post--why does it do that? Anyway, I posted it to my facebook page, so, let that count as my 2nd entry.

Thank you!

texasaggiemom

Olive Cooper said...

Smitten with tulips and roses.

olive

shabbyloft said...

Hi I love the tulip and rose. Love your blog and would love to win this book. Thanks, Stanna shabbyloft@aol.com

Becky@Tea Party said...

Love the Natural Rasberry! What a great giveaway!!

fairmaiden said...

I agree that Cabbages and Roses can be used in any cottage decorating...even a coastal cottage. I think I like the Hatley Cerise best, but Natural Rasberry is lovely too.

fairmaiden said...

I am posting about the giveaway on my blog.

fairmaiden said...

I am posting about the giveaway on my Facebook.

Megan said...

What a fantastic giveaway!

With fingers crossed, I pick Natural Rasberry!

Thanks!!!

other-option said...

Ooh - so pretty! I like the tulips and roses print best.
- Danielle
other-option AT hotmail DOT com

Phil said...

I love Cabbages and Roses. :) Their online shop is so great. Their products all have that faded elegance and sense of history often missing from products here in the states. My favorite is the Natural Raspberry.

Shannon said...

Love her books and the Tulips and Roses pattern is my favorite.
What a great giveaway!

melinda said...

Maria,
How generous of you and Ms. Strutt.
If I can only choose one fabric it is natural raspberry. You are an inspiration to us Maria.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, what a wonderful giveaway. If I were to win, I would select Natural Raspberry, but I also like Cerise. I actually like all of them, but I think that is my preference. LOL!

Neat site and a neat book, too!

Thank you all so much for a shot at winning this.

XO,

Sheila

Aunt Barb said...

Oh so lovely but....Cerise Hatley my favorite. What inspiration.

Brenda said...

They are all lovely but I think the Natural Raspberry is my favorite. Thanks for doing this giveaway.
bveinotte@juno.com

Wishful Home said...

Stunning!

I would chose Raspberry...so clean and simple and gorgeous.

Also, just a heads up, the link to Cerise Hatley doesn't seem to be working; I can't even click on it. But you can search the design name on the website and it will come up.

Beautiful stuff!

Mary Catherine said...

What a lovely giveway! There lines are just beautiful. I would love to have the tulip & rose pattern...the colors are stunning.

Jody said...

Tulip & Rose - the second one!! Oooh soo pretty!!!

kelley blake said...

How lovely! What a fabulous giveaway! I would pick the tulips & roses! :)

penny nelson said...

Oh, such lovely fabric. It was difficult but the raspberry is wonderful. Thanks.

maid marian said...

Tulips and roses of course! It's so beautiful. Thanks!

Amanda said...

what a great giveaway!!!
i absolutely love the Cerise Hatley print.

amandacl1212@yahoo.com

Amanda said...

what a great giveaway!!!
i absolutely love the Cerise Hatley print.

amandacl1212@yahoo.com

More Chic Than Shabby said...

Such a hard decision. They are all so beautiful but my favorite is natural raspberry.

RobinBirdsNest said...

The Natural Raspberry is sooo gorgeous!! Thank you both so much for this great giveaway!

The Misty Journey said...

Maria, thanks for posting...neat idea! :) The natural raspberry is my favorite of the 3. I hope to win. Misty

The Misty Journey said...

Entry #2 for me: I have posted a link on Facebook to your blog.
Misty

The Misty Journey said...

Entry #3 for me: I have posted a link on my blog to yours for this giveaway.
Misty

Anonymous said...

Love all three choices. But, if I have to pick one - it's Tulip and Rose - beautiful! Thanks for the giveway. Maureen (mb99999@yahoo.com)

June said...

Such a great interview with the lovey Christina. I love all her books and all of her fabric lines. I would have to say that I am lovin' the Cerise Hatley at the moment. So pretty.
hugs

Rebekah said...

Lovely!! I like the Cerise Hatley.
rray@liberty.edu

Min said...

What a pretty giveaway! Please enter my name. Love the natural Raspberry & what a fab book. My email=ptetzlaff@sbcglobal.net Will keep my fingers crossed

Mary Ellen said...

Wonderful interview!! Lovely photos!!
Cherise Hatley is my choice after much deliberation!! All three are to die for patterns!

Beth said...

I love visiting your site. Thanks for doing this interview and for having such a delightful giveaway. My favorite is the natural raspberry. Thanks for this opportunity to be entered.

Beth

Marie said...

What a fabulous and generous giveaway! My favorite is the tulips and roses. Thanks for setting us up ;)
-marie

Something White said...

Hi Maria,
I would love to be in the game! We cannot find easily the Cabbages & Roses-fabrics in our country, but they do touch my heart indeed! :D
(Especially the faded blue and purple/lilac tones).
all the best, Marjolijn

di bianco e d'azzurro said...

What a fabulous and generous giveaway. Cabbages and Roses tablecloths are so lovely. My favourite was the tulip and rose. Thanks for the opportunity.
Annamaria

di bianco e d'azzurro said...

I've just posted about giveaway !!! xx

layers of memory said...

Maria i always love your posts because they bring to life the very thing you are talking about and your pictures paint memories in my mind.....i love the natural raspberry pattern......

Michelle said...

I love the natural raspberry - it has a subtle vintage look that would be lovely in our dining room.

slimjim said...

All of the products are absolutely charming! Cerise Hatley is my favourite of the bunch.

Home Sweet Seattle said...

Ooooh Ahhhh! How to choose?! Well, if I have to, I am choosing natural rasberry! Thanks for the chance to win~ what a great giveaway!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

That was a fabulous interview, Maria! I adore the C&R style, I've got big plans to re-do our bedroom using their fabrics.

I adore the Natural Raspberry print the most, but they're all lovely.

Thanks for offering such a wonderful giveaway!

Hugs,
Anne

Home Sweet Seattle said...

just linked to your fabulous giveaway in my latest post!
www.homesweetseattle.blogspot.com

the jilted ballerina said...

How are we to choose a favorite? But if I must.... It would be the natural raspberry.

Anonymous said...

Tweeted the giveaway. Natural raspberry is my favorite.

Looking Glass said...

Oooh, I love the natural raspberry! Thanks for such a great interview & introducing me to Cabbages & Roses.
~ Clare x

Amy said...

Oh, it takes me back to growing up in England!!! I love, love, love the Natural Raspberry. Thanks so much for posting the interview. I am completely inspired by your website.

Jenny said...

Love a giveaway, so thank you for the opportunity. I really like the tulip and rose!

minimalistmommy said...

Great tips from the interview. I would have to say my favorite would be the tulip and rose but they are all stunning...hard to choose.

Anna said...

It's all gorgeous. I love Cerise Hatley the very most! What a great giveaway! XO

julie said...

thanks for sharing this site! how pretty! if i were to win i would pick cerise hatley! thanks for the chance! xo

Sparrow said...

OH MY GOSH! I SO HOPE I WIN! my very favorite is the cerise hatley! love it!

natalie

Debbie said...

What beautiful fabric. and such a nice interview.
Like the natural raspberry.
Thank you Maria.
Debbie@houseatthelake

Kim said...

They're ALL lovely! But if I had to pick only one, it would be Cerise Hatley.

I really enjoyed the interview. While we tend to go with more modern design these days, I like the idea of adding beautiful, vintage-looking fabric!

Susan said...

Oh, how beautiful. I love the Natural Raspberry. So pretty. This is truly just a lovely giveaway.

Great interview, too, by the way.

Thank you for the chance to win,
Susan
http://simplepleasuressimpletreasures.blogspot.com/

Betty Jo said...

At Home With Country looks wonderful. Loved the interview. What a super giveaway. I would love the Cerise Hatley pattern. ♥

Susan said...

I wanted to let you know that I posted the news about the contest and a link back to this page on my blog spot. Thank you again for hosting this giveaway!
Susan
http://simplepleasuressimpletreasures.blogspot.com/2010/06/cabbages-and-roses-is-having-giveaway.html

Lisa said...

I was blog-hopping "new to me" blogs today and found your giveaway (through a Dreamy Whites Interview). Natural Raspberry is my favorite!

Lisa said...

Oops...you're one of the new blogs I found. teehee I found you through French Larkspur. :)

Susan said...

Okay,I just posted this on my Facebook page, but I'm not sure you'll be able to see it because my security is for friends only. Will this make a difference?
Susan

Erin L said...

Fantastic giveaway! It was definately a difficult choice, but I favor the Tulip & Rose pattern. Great interview! I can't get enough of Dreamy Whites blog...I am always picking up cute ideas.
Thanks!!!
Erin

Susan said...

I've tweeted about you on my twitter!
Thank you again!
Susan
Twitter id is : CluckleBees

Rie said...

What an absolutely yummy giveaway! I would LOVE to win the tulip and rose pattern. That would go so lovely with all the colors in my home.

joy! said...

What a generous giveaway! I adore the natural raspberry pattern.

Karen said...

Yipee! Tulips and Roses!

Jillayne said...

Ooohhh what beautiful textiles! I think I would choose Tulip and Rose but my, my, what a difficult decision. I am definitely bookmarking their website!

Abby's Garden said...

So hard to chose but my fav is Natural Rasberry...thanks so much for the generous giveaway:)

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Wow they are gorgeous. Hard to pick but I think I like Cerise Hartley the best!

My fingers are crossed!

AMY said...

I love the tulips and roses!!!! I have never heard of Cabbages and Roses, so thanks for the giveaway! You introduced me to a new website that I am already in love with!!

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