Home Style Saturdays

A Year In Flowers & Home Style Saturdays

Up today on Home Style Saturdays…
A bathroom reveal, using white dishes,
summer bedroom ideas, a sentimental
handmade pillow cover and more.
Plus my friend’s new book,
A Year In Flowers!

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Before we get to this week’s inspiration, I’d like to share something very special with you. My friend Kelly, from My Soulful Home, has written a book. It’s not just any book either…it’s a stunningly beautiful book about flower arranging. It goes month by month and the images are so pretty. Kelly is the real deal. She’s so talented and has a timeless sense of style. Her heart and soul are reflected in this book. I just ordered my own copy and cannot wait until it arrives!

 

A Year in Flowers would make a lovely gift for someone else or for yourself. So with that in mind, I am giving away a copy of Kelly’s book. Just leave a comment to enter. 

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. WE ARE OVERWHELMED WITH THE RESPONSE AND WANT TO SINCERELY THANK EVERYONE WHO ENTERED!

To read more about it over on Kelly’s blog, click HERE. If you don’t want to wait, you can purchase A Year in Flowers, by clicking HERE. (Affiliate link.)

Now let’s see what my other friends shared this week…

So Much Better With Age | Sentimental Tablecloth to Pillow Cover

sentimental-tablecloth-to-pillow-So Much Better With Age

StoneGable | 12 Healthy Morning Habits to Cultivate

12 HEALTHY MORNING HABITS TO CULTIVATE

Designthusiasm | How to Set a Special Table with Ordinary White Dishes

How to Set a Special Outdoor Table with Ordinary White Dishes - designthusiasm.com

Maison de Pax | White, Wood, and Navy Bathroom Reveal

Maison de Pax

On Sutton Place | Summer Entertaining: Easy Tips for Al Fresco Dining

on sutton place dining al fresco hss

Savvy Southern Style | Summer Master Bedroom

Savvy Southern Style

Shabbyfufu | How to Give a Bedroom a Dose of Sophistication

Bernhardt Bed shabbyfufublog.com

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277 Comments

  1. Laurie Buginsky says:

    Correction: I live OFF a street named Sutton Place, named for our small subdivision within a large community. Sutton Place was what was caught my eye, drawing me to your blog.

  2. Laurie Buginsky says:

    Hello, Ann. I am catching up on your “Home Style Saturdays”. Before I read anything further today, I must comment on the “Sentimental Tablecloth to Pillow Cover” you posted from So Much Better With Age.
    Many decades ago my husband’s mom made a lovely needlepoint tablecloth for us. “Mom” passed away just a few short years after and, since I felt very close to her, I have treasured her gift. Although we no longer use it (no family members left to share large dinners) I can’t part with this beautiful heirloom.
    I am so grateful to have come across this post and I can’t thank you enough for sharing it. I now have a wonderful idea of how I can preserve a forever keepsake as a reminder of the beloved woman we so miss.
    As a side note, I live on a street named Sutton Place. This is what drew me to your site. I lost my dad in February of 2015, a precious daughter in July last year, and my own mom just three months later. I am grateful for the calm and beauty you bring to my life. Thank you.

    1. I’m so glad my post on the Sentimental Tablecloth to Pillow Cover inspired you! I thought it was the perfect way to keep my grandma’s tablecloth and get to enjoy it daily. Thank you for your sweet message!
      Hugs, Jamie from So Much Better With Age

  3. Just took a brief design class at Oberer’s Flowers – so fun!
    Would enjoy this book. Thank you.

  4. Looks like a great book!

  5. Carolyn A Katz says:

    May this be the comment area to say I would like to be put in the drawing for Kelly Wilkness book ~ I am just starting to use flowers for decorating in my third quarter of life. It is such a wonderful feeling to arrange flowers in a vessel no matter how small or large
    Blessings ~

  6. Lynn Sheard says:

    Love all your calming posts. Would also love an opportunity to get a copy of “My Soulful Home”.

  7. This book sounds fabulous! I popped on over to Kelly’s blog and started following – can’t wait so see some of her ideas too :o)

  8. The book looks so lovely. And my favorite kind of people are “the real deal.”

    Fondly,
    Glenda

  9. What an elegant and beautiful book! Monthly flower arrangements – how clever. I especially enjoyed the unique flower containers Kelly chose for her arrangements.

  10. Terri Smith says:

    Hi Ann, I just love the name of this book, the name caught my eye because I love ,love, love flowers and my soul definitely shows in our home. I can’t wait to sit with a cup of tea reading and browsing this book.

  11. Lara Knight says:

    What a beautiful post! What a fun read the book will be!!!

  12. I grow lots of flowers, but my arrangements are usually failures. Would love to take flowers to friends and neighbors but I would be embarrassed to share such awkward arrangements. I really need Kelly’s book to teach me how to make the flower arrangements beautiful!!! Wish me luck! Frani

  13. I love flowers but am pretty new to flower arranging. This book would be very helpful!

  14. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

  15. Ann Turner says:

    I look forward to reading Kelly’s book on flowering arranging. I am hoping my name is drawn! Thank you for this opportunity!

  16. This book looks beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win it! ????????????????????

  17. What a beautiful book! This would be very useful for me during the cold, gray, snowy Northwest winters. I love having flowers in the house during those months to help cheer me up!

  18. Lillian Graber says:

    Hi Ann, would love this book!! I struggle with flower arrangements, so it would be a great addition to my library! Thanks for the chance to win the book!
    Lil

  19. Jamie Carmosino says:

    Please enter me in your book give-a-way! Thanks so much for the link to her blog!

  20. Angela Gross says:

    Good morning, I’ve always wanted to learn how to make beautiful flower arrangements!

  21. I just perused all the other designers above and just love their styles. An idea here and an idea there gives me food for thought as to how I’d like to redesign my rooms at home. Thank you all for the inspirations.

  22. Linda Koenigsberg says:

    Thanks, Ann. Kelly’s book looks beautiful!

  23. I’m late to the party but her book is amazing!! Would love to win it!

  24. Becky Lewis says:

    Would love a copy of Kelly’s book! What a great thing to do

  25. Stephanie Summers says:

    I know nothing about flower arranging but would love to learn.

  26. What an awesome giveaway! I’ve always followed your blog & Kelly’s & would be thrilled to be a recipient of Kelly’s book. Thank you for offering this giveaway!

  27. I would LOVE to win a copy of Kelly’s book, A Year in Flowers. We have recently moved into a new home, and I definitely need some pointers on my flower arranging. Thank you, Ann; I love reading your posts!

  28. So many good ideas! I will be spending a lot of time here this morning. Thank you, Ann!

  29. Deborah Milo says:

    Wow, what a wonderful giveaway. I have always loved flowers, just being around them and reading about them is a joy. As someone who really wants to learn floral arranging, this would be my go-to source.

  30. I’d love to have this book!! We try to grow native flowers as much as possible and i have much to learn about growing, cutting, arranging, and preserving when possible and I research as much as I can!

  31. Mary Nell Harding says:

    Love all the posts. Never leave the computer without at least one new idea!

  32. I would LOVE to win this book so I’ll wait to see…If I’m not the winner, then I’ll have to order it for sure! Thanks! ????

  33. Rae Fasano says:

    After all these years of not even trying to arrange flowers I read your technique about using clear floral tape to make a grid across the opening of your vase to then fill in with hydrangeas. How totally awesome is that!!! Thanks so much for the insight. I think I’ll actually try it. Having a good book would help too

  34. Chrystal Younger says:

    Would love the book! I love fresh flowers in the home!

  35. Thanks, Ann, for your tips for hydrangas. I tried the alum and am on day 4 without droopy flowers!
    My “new” recent find, an old silver plated pitcher, is this summer’s new vessel for flowers. I think Kelly’s book would be great to have for further instruction and inspiration!

  36. I would love to win this book! It looks absolutely gorgeous!

  37. Diane Smith says:

    Thank you for this opportunity to win, Ann! My hydrangeas are blooming!

  38. Hi Ann, thanks for your great flower-arranging tips! Hydrangeas are my favourite! Also congratulations on your recent renovations on Sutton Place! I didn’t think your home could get any lovelier, but you have outdone yourself. I hope you and your family enjoy your beautiful home for many years to come!

  39. Maria A Trunzo says:

    Beautiful. I can’t grow them, but love them. Purchase them @ grocery store to solve my BLACK thumb!!!

  40. Lorraine Nolte says:

    Ann,

    Thank you for all the inspiration. Having a blog is a lot of hard work and I appreciate all that you do. Flowers, one of God’s most beautiful creations. I’m sure the book must be beautiful.

  41. Would love to win this book. Really need help arranging flowers

  42. Janine Savage says:

    I would love to win this book, as flower arranging is something I would like very much to get better at!

    1. Janine Savage says:

      …would very much *like* to get better at!

  43. Kelly’s book looks wonderful. Thanks for the chance to get one. The photos are beautiful.

  44. Lisa Moran says:

    Hi Ann,
    Thanks so much for your tips on preserving cut flower arrangements. I cut my hydrangeas the way you described and dipped them in alum and I couldn’t believe how long they lasted. I work so hard in my garden and get so disappointed because they usually wilt within a few days. Not when I followed your tips. Your creativity is an inspiration to me and reading your blog is like reading Victoria Magazine, my favorite.

  45. Thank you for a chance to win a copy of the lovely book about flower arranging throughout the year.

  46. Heather Adrion says:

    Thanks for the chance to win the book. I’d love to learn more about arranging flowers.

  47. Hi Ann! Thanks for offering this book to your readers! I enjoy your blog and recipes. Hope you’re having a great summer.

  48. Carole koesterer says:

    I just co hosted my 2nd bridal shower in 7 days and was telling my friend Ellen that I want to take a flower arranging class. Maybe Kelly’s book is all I really need!

  49. Linda Greene says:

    Love the flower arrangements. So beautiful!!! Love your blog. Always look forward to seeing the new things you are doing.

  50. Christi Wallander says:

    I really enjoyed looking at the preview pics of the flower book. I like flowers and arranging them…I married a florist and we always had great fun at the shops. My children also when they were born grew up flower arranging.

  51. Elizabeth Rose says:

    I went to Kelly’s web site, very lovely! Thank you Ann for this opportunity to win and I always appreciate you being so transparent and the “real deal” yourself!

  52. LOVE your blog and when I see it come through my email I just have to stop whatever I am doing and read it. Always look forward to the next exciting thing that you give me inspiration to try. Thank you!!

  53. I would luv to win the book! Thank you so much for all the inspirations!!!

  54. Looks like a beautiful book!

  55. I made your chicken salad fruit plate for supper last night and it was a hit with my husband and kiddos. Just perfect for this Texas heat right now. I’ve made chicken salad before but your recipe was delicious but we’d never had the add on’s around the plate like you did and that’s one of the things everyone liked about it so much. It was more than just the chicken salad; it was a feast. As far as the book goes what a winner and what a way to celebrate Kelly’s efforts by giving away one of her books to one of your readers. It would make an awesome coffee table book for sure.

  56. Pam Bradshaw says:

    I love flowers of all kinds. Kelly’s
    Book would be a wonderful gift for the how-to to get the prettiest arrangements. Thanks for giving a book away. I’m sure it will be a treasure to have. Would love to win it.

  57. I would love to win this book. I love both of your blog!
    Nancy

  58. Susan Roberts says:

    Would love to win Kelly’s book. ❤️ this blog.

  59. I am so enjoying your blog. Beautiful, relaxing and inspiring.

  60. Cynthia Thompson says:

    Lovely book and lady! Always enjoy your posts!! Great ideas!!

  61. The book sounds lovely. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

  62. Love your chicken salad recipe. Yummy

  63. Diane McLean says:

    Always so inspirational! Thank you for sharing your heart.

  64. Katherine says:

    just checked out Kelly’s blog — bet the book will be amazing!

  65. Cyndi Brey says:

    A book like that would be wonderful to get me through the colorless winter

  66. This looks to be a lovely and inspirational read. Gardening brings me such pleasure, and to be able to bring the blooms inside to display in an appealing way would bring me great joy. While I do do that, a little guidance never hurts. Loved your post on hydrangeas as well. I have many bushes of gorgeous colorful blooms this year, and while I usually dry them, I think that I will bring some in for a fresh display this year.
    As always, such a pleasure to read your posts. Have a lovely enjoyable Sunday!

  67. What a wonderful way to celebrate your friends new book. It looks to be both beautiful and useful!

  68. Janice Mc Laren says:

    I would love to win the book. I have 3 hydrangea plants and they are one of my favorite flowers.

  69. Pam Prueter says:

    I’m in! Looks like a lovely book!

  70. Next to peonies, hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers, and for many years I’ve had a very large lace cap plant in my yard. Thanks for the instructions on how to make a “frog” using florist’s tape.

    Thanks, too, for sharing the flower arranging book. It is stunning.

  71. Jo Christensen says:

    Love the idea of repurposing an older tablecloth. I have a couple that I may turn into cushion covers.

  72. I would love to win this beautiful book!

  73. Looks like a beautiful, informative book. Rarely cut flowers for the house & I should so they can be enjoyed all the time. Hoping to sow more seeds in the future for that purpose.

  74. Maureen Bodensteiner says:

    My garden is bursting with beautiful flowers right now. My night blooming cereus graced us last night with its one time bloom. I just love flowers and would be thrilled to have this book to guide me in displaying my flower stems throughout my house.

  75. Thank you for your tips on arranging hydrangeas. I’ve always wondered how to keep them from drooping.

  76. Mariann S says:

    Would love to win this amazing book and thank you Ann for giving us the opportunity. I need a lot of help when it comes to making floral arrangements and this beautiful book would definitely be a major plus for me.Got my fingers crossed too like all the other gals so best of luck to us all. :) Love your blog as always. Smiles from Tn

  77. I have many flowers in my gardens and every year intend to cut arrangements to enjoy inside. This book sounds like the inspiration I need to make it happen.

  78. I love hydrangeas. I usually do the mason jar style. More casual arrangement.

  79. Jennifer N says:

    My grandparents owned a flower shop and the love for the beauty of flowers was passed down; however, the talent to arrange them is not as natural. You make it look so simple :-)

  80. I love reading your tips and trying new ways of decorating my home. I have beautiful Annabelle hydrangeas and will use your tips to arrange them! Thanks for the inspiration and enjoy your day!

  81. I love Sunday mornings because I can read your blog at my leisure. So much good stuff. I would love to win the book.

  82. Your posts are always full of amazing tips and photos that inspire me! My hydrangeas are in full bloom now as well as my coneflowers. I am looking forward to making some pretty arrangements for our home today, and reading about this new book made me realize that I should be more intentional about creating fresh arrangements all year long, not just in the spring and summer. Thanks for all of your inspiration and for hosting the giveaway. I think I will head over to Amazon and get my holiday shopping started really early by picking up a copy for my flower loving best friend.

  83. What an inspiring book! Thank you for the chance to win it.

  84. Karen Kleinberg says:

    Gardening is my passion, I would love to win this book and read it sitting in one of our gardens.
    Thanks so much for this opportunity. Have a beautiful day!!

  85. Sandy Thornton says:

    Thank you for a chance to win this beautiful book! I’m always so inspired by your posts and this one is full of wonderful ideas!!!

  86. Shirley Koerper says:

    Thanks Ann for always inspiring us with great ideas. There is just something about beautiful flowers that just make you smile.

  87. Sheila DelCharco says:

    I’m a terrible flower arranger! I could use the help this book would offer!

  88. Sandi Weiler says:

    Always love it when I see Sutton on my inbox.
    Great ideas and beautiful pictures.

    Such inspiration

  89. Jo Derouin says:

    My girlfriend would love ❤️ this book

  90. I would love the book, who wouldn’t want A Year in Flowers?!! Making life beautiful is my goal.

  91. Catherine says:

    Flowers around the house always life a room – I’d love to learn more about how to make beautiful arrangements and also be inspired with flowers to try growing for the house.

  92. The book looks as beautiful as the author! I applaud her for making it happen.

  93. Mary Roth says:

    Ann, I really enjoyed the blogs you shared from other bloggers and how talented they are. They inspired me to reflect on the things in my own home and your friend Kelley’s book also gave me a sense of peace and tranquility that would be helpful in bringing​ these attributes into my home.
    Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

  94. Organic Flower arranging is a recent passion of mine that I never knew I had in me… Looking forward to learning more from Kelly Wilkniss.

  95. I look forward to all your post. You and your friends offer such great suggestions and tips.

    I feel like I know you all.

    Nancy

  96. The book is so beautiful, thank you for sharing it with us.

  97. Pat @ Life at Lydias House says:

    A Year in Flowers sounds like a very lovely book!

  98. This is a great post full of wonderful ideas. Add to that the chance to win a beautiful flower decorating book. Thanks for your inspiration. Suzy

  99. April Lopez says:

    Awesome post. I adore those flowers. Amazing color.

  100. As much as I love flowers and with all of the flowers in my garden, arranging them into a pleasing vase eludes me. They never set right and just look rather blah. I need this book to help me get it right!

  101. The book sounds wonderful. It’s so great that it gives you ideas for every season!!
    Thanks for the chance to get it!

  102. marian zimmerman says:

    love your style

  103. “My Soulful Home” by Kelly Wilkness. This book and lady sounds like something our home and I would enjoy.

    Thank you, Ann, for this opportunity.

  104. I’d love to win a copy of the “A Year In Flowers”. So beautiful

  105. Debbie Meyer says:

    I absolutely love flower arranging. I’ve done it since I was a kid and now at age 61, I’ve been contemplating taking a flower arranging course to learn how professionals do it. I’d love this book!! Thank you for the opportunity to win it!!!

  106. Nancy Pharr says:

    Can’t wait to read her book

  107. Flowers are a very special part of my life and Kelly’s book looks wonderful! Ann, I enjoy your inspirational ideas and your lovely blog. Thank you!

  108. Bonnie S. says:

    Ann, my sister-in-law would love this book, and my budget would like winning it! Thanks much for making both a possibility!

  109. Another wonderful blog, thank you very much. I love flowers and wouldn’t mind winning Kelly’s new book. In the meantime I will tenderly baby my lonely sunflower, two marigolds and a few pretties that came up on their own of which I don’t know their names.

  110. Thank you always for your blog. The book I’m sure is a real gem. One of my favorite things of all is flowers. I would work for free to have them in my home at all times from some florist, if I only knew one who would hire me to do so!

  111. Ann, Thank you so very much for sharing my book with your readers, but moreover for your kind words! I value our friendship very much. Thanks for surprising me with the share! Best of luck to your readers! I hope whoever wins or buys the book enjoys reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it! xx

  112. Like taking a vacation! Delightful!

  113. Yvonne Boyd says:

    Can”t wait to get started in my room, with a few new ideas.
    Thanks, your blog is lovely…Y

  114. Wow! This looks like an amazing book. Love to see beautiful flowers.????

  115. I would love to win this book. Thanks for the opportunity!

  116. Love you’re blog such simple and useful ideas! Love the book as well!

  117. So many great articles on this blog Ann, Kelly’s book looks lovely. What
    a great idea to follow the year.
    I will be flagging this blog so I can
    return to it again and again.

  118. The book on flower arranging looks amazing. What a great idea for a book!

  119. I love your blog. I look forward to getting your emails!

  120. Wow Ann, this post is full of exciting things!! We have had many rainy days here and I’m stuck inside again today!! What a nice surprise when I got your email; really helped me get through the afternoon without even noticing the gray skies and water puddles.
    Kellys book sounds wonderful; thanks for the opportunity to win.
    Hope your week end is enjoyable and sunny.

  121. Pamela Danner says:

    What a lovely book! Thank you for the chance to win a copy!

  122. Love the tea cup arrangement. Flowers make your day happy

  123. Tamera W. says:

    Beautiful book!! Full of wonderful ideas and information!!

  124. Nancy McGory says:

    It is always so nice to be able to share and enjoy the luxuries of flowers along with the other symphony of nature. The nudges of bringing all these goodies inside our homes and sharing with our friends and neighbors is so heart warming.
    Thank you for all you do.
    Nancy

  125. Suzanne Bennett says:

    Thank you for all you do. I would love to win the book. We are going to remodel our living room shortly and I need some inspiration

  126. carolyn clifton says:

    What a great give-away! Thanks!

  127. This book is just lovely! Hoping for the luck of the Irish☘️

  128. Sophie McDougal says:

    I’d love to win a copy of. Kelly’s book!

  129. The book looks lovely! I love gardening and would be so thrilled to receive a copy. PS- her hair is pretty fabulous too!

  130. Kristen Urbaniak says:

    I love every picture! I love all of your ideas!

  131. I really enjoy reading your blog! Many thanks for the inspiration.

  132. Thank you Ann, for introducing me to so many wonderful ideas via your and your friends’ blogs! I would love to read Kelly’s book as I try to incorporate seasonal bouquets all year long. Best wishes, Carol

  133. Thank you for the book giveaway! I enjoy your blog and your printables.

  134. What a gracious offer! Thank you for your generosity.

  135. Flowers are a necessity! The book looks to be lovely! Thank you, whether I win or not!

  136. The book looks very special and I am sure will provide great inspiration!

  137. I have been purchasing cut flowers lately, just at the grocery store, and it is the best money spent! So enjoyable! Would love to win this prize.

  138. Your friends book looks amazing! So nice of you to do this. Thank you Ann.

  139. Susan Barr says:

    The photos in the book look wonderful! Love to have flowers in the house. Would love to win. Thanks for a chance!

  140. Lisa Kind says:

    I would love a copy of “A Year In Flowers.” My husband always brings me flowers from the grocery store, and I would love some tips on how to arrange them!

  141. Pattie Goldenberg says:

    Love following your blog Ann! Especially the decorating posts. Would love to win Kelly’s new book to zip up my own flower arranging!

  142. So much beautiful inspiration…thank you Ann????

  143. What a happy group of places to explore on a rainy Saturday in Columbus. Thank you Ann.

  144. My mom would love the flower arranging book! She has a green thumb and beautiful garden. She loves arranging flowers- she’d appreciate the book!

  145. Love your posts Ann, and your decorating skills. Kelly’s book is just outstanding and I would love to win.

  146. Pat Stoughton says:

    I love every thing about your blog. It’s exciting to see it in my inbox and I enjoy taking the time to read every word. This book would be such a joy to own. Thanks.

  147. Always looking for new and beautiful home inspiration. Thanks Ann!

  148. Interesting this should come today. I am spending my days with my stepmother as she travels down the end of life journey. She LOVES gardens and flowers and it has been a pleasure for us to reminisce about flowers, flower shows, classes, gardens of her life. Wouldn’t it be special if my name were drawn?

  149. I would love “A Year in Flowers.” How delightful!

  150. Mary from Virginia says:

    I would be thrilled to win Kelly’s book! I have a small floral studio out of my home so a book og flowers would be exciting to own and share with my customers! Thank you for the opportunity to possibly win!

  151. I can arrange pictures, knick-knacks and furniture, I can arrange get-togethers and holiday parties but I cannot arrange flowers! Would love a copy of Kelly’s book.

  152. Jo Lynn Smalley says:

    I’m all about flowers and would love a copy of this book! Your blog is simply the BEST! Simple, classy, doable, affordable home style ideas. Thanks for the inspiration! Love it!!

  153. Susan Zaniboni says:

    Love your blog for your design and style tips, recipes and personal stories !
    I look forward every weekend to receiving your newsletter !
    I always have fresh flowers in my house whether from my garden, flower marts or Trader Joe’s .
    I would love to receive this book ” My Soulfull Home – a year in flowers ” .
    Thank you

  154. Beth Beard says:

    I so love your blog Ann and love reading your posts!

  155. Joan Halsey says:

    The cover is stunning!

  156. I would love to read a book on flower arranging. There is an art to it and it is such a way of expressing your feelings spiritually, happiness, and much much more……

  157. I just came inside from a walk thru the gardens collecting flowers and foliage for a small arrangement. I use ming fern, caladium leaves and anything that’s blooming. Everyone has something in their yards to bring indoors for an arrangement. I’ve even made arrangements from a variety of foliage when I didn’t have anything blooming. Would enjoy winning a copy of the book. Thank you both for the opportunity. Happy Summer.

  158. I always find myself drawn to anything floral, in design or outside. They give me a boost of calmness. Love to have a book that would help bring that into our home.

  159. A gorgeous book! Would love to win and learn a few of Kelly’s secrets.

  160. Beth rockwood says:

    I love flowers- but I feel very deficient in putting them together. I would love to learn more

  161. Raija Clar says:

    Beautiful. I love small little hints of flowers. R

  162. Flowers bring a smile to every home. I would love to win the book for more inspiration.

  163. I would very much love to win a copy of the book.

  164. I love to have fresh flowers in my home! This book sounds so fun!

  165. Shelia Poole says:

    Such a beautiful book cover leaves me wondering what’s inside! I’d love to win a copy!

  166. Anne I love your blog, always beautiful and thoughtful.

  167. Cathy Anderson says:

    I love arrangements that look a bit unordered.

  168. Love your blog! I’d love to have the book. I love flowers and would love to learn how to arrange them.

  169. judi nolan says:

    Ann, I am new to your site and blog. I love everything about you and your beautiful designs and all your beautiful ideas. I love flowers. My hydrangeas are gorgeous this year. I always have flowers in my house year round. I would love to have Kelly’s lovely book. Thank you for all you do!!!

  170. Beth Bull says:

    I’d love to win a copy of this book!

  171. I would love to win this book. Thanks so much.

  172. Linda layman says:

    I would love this book!

  173. I love decorating with flowers but never seem to be able to get them arranged so they look pretty. Kelly’s book looks like she creates beautiful arrangements which is exactly what I could use to be able to use more flowers in my home. Please count me in for the giveaway. Thank you!

  174. Beautiful book. Can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  175. I would love to win the book. There is nothing like fresh flowers.

  176. The cover of the book is so beautiful. Would love to win the book and see inside. I’m sure it is beautiful.

  177. Denise :) says:

    I would love a copy of Kelly’s book! I took a look at her blog — stunning! Please count me in! :)

  178. Would love to win this book, Flowers always make me smile.

  179. I could look at that rose arrangement all day! Beautiful. Flowers lift my spirit and make any space special.

  180. Barbara Kupski says:

    Everything is so beautiful

  181. Love your blog. Your an inspiration to me! Thank u for sharing all your ideas and friends like Kelly! Looks like a great book! Read her blog and I like her style too!

  182. Hi Ann. Love your posts; you are one of the few blogs I follow faithfully. I’d love a copy of the flower arrangement book. I always have fresh flowers in your house; they give me a feeling of peace as I walk by them. A a great reminder of how God is constantly beautifying our earthly lives.

  183. I love flowers and this looks like a beautiful book.

  184. Always look forward to your blog. Inspiring!

  185. Love the idea of using vintage linens for pillows! I have many from my mother and just happen to be redoing the pillows on the guest bed. Perfect timing! And the flower arranging book looks like a great resource.

  186. Jeannie C says:

    I would love a book about flower arranging!

  187. Kelly’s book looks like a beautiful gift to give or to receive.

  188. I would love to win “My Soulful Home AYear in Flowers”. I love flowers but they never look very good when I try to arrange them.

  189. This would be the perfect book for someone like me who is flower arranging challenged! I love fresh flowers and always struggle with arranging them.

  190. Cindy Jones says:

    Love all your Saturday inspirations. Would also love to win a copy of Kelly Wilkniss’ book.

  191. Angela Hamby says:

    I LOVE fresh flowers in the house!

  192. Kelly’s book looks wonderful – I sure do need inspiration when it come to flower arranging. Thank you for doing the give away!

  193. I plan to purchase a book for each of my daughter so-in-law but would love more copies for gifts!

  194. Deborah D says:

    I love fresh flowers. Even better is arranging them. I would really enjoy winning Kelly’s new book. Thank you for the opportunity Ann.

  195. Thank you! Kelly had posted its release on Instagram and I quickly added it to my Amazon shopping list. What a great opportunity to win A Year in Flowers, instead! :)

    I always enjoy your blog; I’m also an email subscriber. You have such a sweet spirit and are so kind to offer printables and many tips about home making that have been so useful. You’ve helped our home gain a personality. Thank you!

  196. Kelly’s flower arrangements are gorgeous. After reading a bit on her blog- she sounds like the real deal- talented, kind, and a willingness to share her talents with others. Just like you, ANN!!
    I’d love to win a copy of Kellyst new flower book. When I like a book I often recommend our library to order it as well.
    Thanks for giving your readers an opportunity to win this beautiful book, ANN. Keeping my fingers crossed. ????

  197. Mary chris says:

    Love the ideas and the colors

  198. Sounds like a wonderful book – I would love to learn more about flower arranging. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  199. Suzanne Vaughan says:

    I can’t get enough of your site. I’m adding a sunroom to my house and a lot of my ideas are coming from here. Thank you.Su

  200. Every time I try to arrange flowers, something always seems to be not quite right when I’m finished. A Year in Flowers sounds like the perfect book to help me with flower arranging.

  201. Betsy Grimes says:

    Kelly’s book would certainly add inspiration to my love of having fresh flower in the house all year long! What vibrancy a splash of flowers bring to the spirit of a home.

  202. Your blog has become my Saturday morning routine! So many things to love. Would love a sneak peek inside My Soulful Home a Year in Flowers. Any chance that could happen?

  203. Maree Sperle says:

    Flowers inside a home just make me smile. Looks like a lovely book.

  204. This book looks breathtakingly beautiful — flowers have such a unique way to inspire peace & comfort!

  205. I buy fresh cut flowers for my home and my classroom 2-3 times a month. I could sure use some fresh ideas for arrangements. I hope I win. Thank you.

  206. fran jones says:

    What a beautiful cover. Anxious to see inside.

  207. Ann Reynolds says:

    I can’t arrange flowers do this book would be an asset to me.

  208. The book sounds lovely – what a wonderful idea to have flowers throughput the year. Thank you Ann for the opportunity.

  209. Ellen Sorce says:

    I love to cut flowers but have always struggled when trying to arrange them. Thank you for the opportunity to win your friend’s book.

    Ann, reading your blog is like having coffee with a friend. Thanks for sharing your world and being an inspiration to many.

  210. Judy Clinger says:

    Love the idea of flower arrangements throughout the year.????

  211. Good Morning Ann,

    Your blog, as always, is a comforting place…gives may “ahaa” moments, why didn’t I think of that?!? So happy you share with us all. Love decorating with fresh flowers mostly in containers that belonged to my mom and grandmother; teacups, silver tea pots, ceramic pieces, etc. They come together haphazardly, but the joy they bring and the memories of them both make any arrangement filled with love. Any helpful hints would be so appreciated. Thanks for thinking of us in your blog, enjoy your day!

    Diane

  212. Bobbi Palmer says:

    My daughter, Kelli, and I took a flower arranging class last summer, so fun. Would be a tough decision as to whether give it to her or keep it for myself, hopefully I’ll have decision to make.

  213. I used to have a huge wildflower garden and I loved cutting and displaying whatever happened to be in bloom. I’m sure My Soulful Home is a lovely read!

  214. I love flowers and would love to win Kelly’s book so I have some ideas on how to arrange them. Thanks! ????

  215. Christine says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. Would luv to win.

  216. Good morning Ann, What a lovely surprise-a chance to win a beautiful book ! Thank you ! Your newly renovated and redecorated dining room is beautiful…all the best to you..Anne

  217. Barbara Kampa says:

    i so need this book, because every time i try to do something with flowers, floral or what have you it is one hot mess!!!

  218. mattsgramma says:

    Would love to win Kelly’s book!

  219. Terri Steffes says:

    I am eager to go and read the morning habits post. I love things like that. I’m also eager to read the book about flower arranging. I planted a cutting garden this year and absolutely love it.

  220. Suzanne Jarboe says:

    Your blog is lovely to look at. It’s an inspiration.

  221. I always enjoy reading your blog and finding inspiration for simple, elegant touches to add to my home and life.

  222. Lisa Parks says:

    I’m all fiddle-thumbs when it comes to arranging flowers, so this amazing book would inspire me to be creative.
    Ann….Thank you for sharing your friend’s accomplishment and beautiful photos!

  223. Thanks for the opportunity to win the book. My grandmother, a widow who lived with us, gave me a love for flowers – just the simple farmhouse ones. I have been able to pass that love on to my daughter who is now married and filling her yard with flowers. With the heat here in the South, it is a real challenge to keep flowers growing. But the payoff from the blooms that we do get is worth it!

  224. Linda Owens says:

    I just love your blog and get so much inspiration from you. Thank you for sharing the book with us, it looks like a wonderful book.
    Linda

  225. Ann, I am so happy that I found your blog…it is truly a pleasure to read. I love the variety of topics that you delve into, no flowers are one of my favorites! God bless you for sharing.

  226. Kathryn Loza says:

    Flowers make me feel happy! ????????????????????????????

  227. Thank you very much, looks like a lovely book..

  228. Thanks for sharing the book.

  229. Good morning! I am truly blessed to have been introduced to your blog by a coworker. I enjoy reading your ideas and inspirational thoughts. You inspired me to do something about my porches this season.. I have received many compliments from my family and neighbors. May your be blessed and continue to inspire and motivate

  230. How nice of you to share…

  231. Sarah Sieling says:

    The book sounds wonder. I would love a copy. Thanks and I love your blog.

  232. Vicki Groch says:

    So excited to see Kelly’s book!

  233. I love decorating with flowers and greenery from my yard. And, I’m always looking for new ideas.

  234. Jacqueline says:

    Ann, i dont tell you enough, but i enjoy your blog so much. I know it takes alot of work and dedicated time to write ideas etc. daily. Thank you for sharing your inspiration!

    Jacqueline

  235. My Soulful Home Book looks wonderful. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy. I have added it to my wish list. Flowers bring such joy.

  236. Mary Alice says:

    The book looks and sounds like something a flower lover would love to have on hand. I enjoy reading your blog and look forward to each and every post. Thanks,

  237. Sounds like a wonderful book for those of us who are a bit arrangement challenged

  238. Hi Ann!
    This week I just recieved the blue white pitcher to complete my summer alfresco dining table Even if I serve grilled hotdogs and yellow mustard it will be with a flair!
    Can’t wait to learn how to arrange flowers under Kelly’s instruction in the stripped vase! Anticipation!

  239. Sounds like a very nice book!

  240. Lorri Rauscher says:

    Thank you for letting me have a chance on winning this lovely book. I love all of floral arrangements but I think my fav is May .The shades of pink are gorgeous. Swoon!!!

  241. María Dolores says:

    I just love the classics lines and ideas. It gives me such great incentives to do these projects in my own home..love it love it

  242. Theresa Van Goethem says:

    I truly enjoy your site and reading your thoughts and ideas. Your writing is such a comfortable conversation and makes it fun to read about your ideas…which there are many and all are inspiring.
    Enjoy your day.

  243. A flower book is so special and Kelly’s book looks beautiful. What a great idea.

  244. Claude Monet said, “I must have flowers always and always.” That is how I feel! Flowers bring joy to my soul. The book would be wonderful to have to help my home be full of joy!

  245. I would love to learn how to arrange flowers…

  246. Love your blog. Always look forward to Home Style Saturdays. Kelly’s book looks wonderful. Enjoy your weekend.

  247. Flowers and gardening brings such Joy, peace and relaxation. Good for the soul! Hope to win & learn even more!

  248. Thank you for the opportunity to win this lovely book! Flowers are a must for the southern home!

  249. Hello Ann and Happy Saturday,
    As I commented last week, i have such little time to myself . I would love to be able to sit down at the end of my busy day and enjoy Kelly’s book. Flowers are my peaceful place.
    Thank you for your wonderful ideas and inspirations. Take care.

  250. jeannette says:

    I would love to win this book. Always something new to learn about flowers!

  251. “Each flower is a soul opening out to nature.” Gerard De Thanks for your inspiring blog and the opportunity to win the book!

  252. Susann Angelier says:

    Kelly’s book looks wonderful, lots of inspiration!

  253. Melanie Leigh says:

    I love your ideas and all your blogs

  254. Melanie Leigh says:

    I love your ideas and blog.

  255. lou clifton says:

    I love your home, It is so peaceful and calm. I just have too much stuff and cann’t decide what to do with it all. Anytime I put flowers in vase they never look arranged. I realized years ago florist flowers are too arranged for me. I like the casual look when its created.

  256. Thanks for the chance to win the amazing flower book, flowers……my passion! Thanks for all your helpful ideas! God’s Blessings!

  257. Hi Ann, flowers bring so much joy into our lives. I’d love to win a copy of Kelly’s book to enjoy throughout the year.

  258. Amy Crotty says:

    My mother loved fresh flowers in the house and agreed with the quote attributed to John Whittier…….buy hyacinths to feed the soul.
    I would love to display a copy of this book in my home to honor her as well as the author.

  259. The book looks beautiful! Thank you for your wonderful posts. I look forward to them popping up in my inbox.

  260. I would like to enter the book drawing. Also, I have a lovely for old textiles. I’ve used them in totes. If they are badly stained, they can be cut and sewn with a crazy patchwork method.

  261. What a feast for the eyes! I would love to have her book as part of my collection!

  262. Wow! What a great idea to showcase season specific blooms!

  263. Gena Fausel says:

    I think I’m glad I subscribe to your emails!

  264. Please enter me for Kelly’s book give a away. Very interested in flowers & arranging them. Thanks!
    I enjoy your lovely pictures and get inspired scrolling though them!

  265. A Year in Flowers … who wouldn’t enjoy that. Such a beautiful title. Thanks, Ann, for your posts: ideas, inspiration, recipes, smiles, and your own beautiful pictures! Happy Saturday!

  266. Cynthia Lewis says:

    As a beginning flower farmer and floral designer a copy of Kelly’s book would be awesome. Love the inspiration from your site!

    1. I just spent an afternoon at a lavender farm picking plants and cutting a bundle of different varieties. It was incredible! One more plant to include in the two cases I TRY and keep full of flowers. I love I they look, even for a novice.

  267. Kelly’s book looks like one that I would really enjoy.

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