Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Paris Apartment & Hidden in Paris on the 7th & 8th Days of Holiday Giveaways Event!!


On the the 7th & 8th Days of Holiday Giveaways we have some very exciting surprises!! 

Claudia from The Paris Apartment is offering to  three (3) winners a copy of her book.

The Paris Apartment
From Amazon...
The Paris Apartment is a popular shop in New York's East Village, where visitors can step back in time and immerse themselves in the beauty and romance of antique furnishings. Reflecting an unusual mix of design influences (Baroque, rococo, neoclassical and Art Deco) and personal taste, its style is luxurious, playful, and wholly original. 

In The Paris Apartment, Claudia Strasser, the founder and owner of the shop, offers readers the quintessential guide to achieving this romantic Parisian look without having to spend a fortune. With easy-to-follow instructions and helpful advice, she shows readers how they can transform their homes into a living environment that reflects both their personal style and timeless French elegance. Laid out in the form of an entertaining diary, the book helps Francophiles define their fantasy home, find inspiration, select a color palette and use light creatively. She also includes instructions for making canopies and valances; advice on dyeing fabrics and restyling furniture; tips on budgeting; guidance on shopping at flea markets and auctions; and a glossary of terms. Color photographs throughout illustrate the ideas and techniques shown in the book.
As interest in the home experiences a resurgence, and as Americans become more careful about their spending, nesting has become the pastime of the '90s. 

People want luxury homes without spending a fortune. With its unbeatable combination of style and solid practicality, The Paris Apartment  is a home-decorating guide to treasure and draw inspiration from for many years to come.

You may also visit her amazing boutique at The Paris Apartment Collection






The second wonderful  part of this Holiday Giveaway Is from Corine Gantz the author of Hidden in Paris!! She is also giving away A copy of this Novel to three (3)  winners! ! I loved reading this book and I know you will enjoy it!

From Amazon...

Three women running away from their lives become unlikely friends in a beautiful house in the heart of Paris. Lost in France, a country she mistrusts, among French people she hardly understands, Annie has trouble venturing away from home since the death of her husband. And since home happens to be a small jewel of a house nestled in the heart of Paris, why would she ever want to? But when bankruptcy threatens her beloved house, her one anchor in life, Annie has no choice but to find renters, and quick. 

Leave it to someone socially phobic to phrase a want ad in all the wrong ways. With shimmering promises of ‘Starting over in Paris’ –– a concept she has no intention of applying to her own life––Annie attracts tenants with the kind of baggage that doesn’t fit in suitcases. A long-legged, cool-headed ex model (everything Annie is not) on the run from her abusive husband, a frail young woman harboring a possible death wish, a mysterious French artist, and an infuriating blue-blooded French man soon threaten Annie’s way of life in ways she never anticipated. 

But when Annie finds herself reluctantly yet actively engaged in the rescue of her tenants, she discovers that she might just save herself in the process. 

 This Giveaway is Open to USA Residents and Canada


1) To enter this Giveaway visit The Paris Apartment Collection; come back and tell us what you love most, so many exciting finds!!

Then go and visit Corine's site; come back and comment on her book, her blog, about the Author, whatever you would like!  


2) For an extra entry post or announce in you column a link to this giveaway on your own site. Spread the Holiday Cheer!! 

Six (6) winners will be chosen on  Sunday December 18th!!  

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

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54 comments:

di@cottage-wishes said...

Hi, I have entered all but the one that was already won...lucky girl. I just visited the Paris Apartment and love her shop oh the chandeliers and sofas. My prayers are with her and her father.
Bless you for the giveaways. I posted on my side bar. Di

di@cottage-wishes said...

Me again! Corine Gantz blog is great and I did subscribe while there. I did post on my blog side bar of your wonderful giveaway. I also shared on facebook. Thank you and I will see you for the next one. Di

Fashion-isha said...

I absolutely love the tufted headboards and I hope I win! Everything looks so divine!
xo
Sharon

le@thirdontheright said...

ok now I love the tri fold vanity mirrors at the Paris Apartment - divine ! and yes I do have a lovely friend in the US who I'd 'win' this for ... a lovely early pressie surprise - cheers le

Acquired Objects said...

I own this book and have for years and it's fabulous! Anyone who wins it will truly love it.

The enchanted home said...

Wow would love to win!! Love her site too...fell in love with a few of those French petite chandeliers...all so beautiful.
Glad to know about that site now! Please count me in:)

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

Love her shop & love the website too. Hope you're well, thanks for stopping by RHS regularly!

Sharon in Chicago said...

I'm carving out a vanity spot in my bedroom (or in honor of this giveaway, should I say boudior?) Un petite chandy from The French Apartment would be the perfect finishing touch!

Sharon in Chicago said...

Oh, and I'll take one of the pink couches from Corinnes pinterest post for my studio, s'il vous plait.

Mary Ellen said...

Just visited her shop and, my, what beauties she has! I especially fond of the gorgeous urns she has as I am looking for some for the front of my home.

Mary Ellen said...

Posted link and picture on sidebar

Annie at PlumSiena said...

With a candelabra or chandelier like Claudia has in her shop, your room can't help but have that French touch. We just put a mini chandelier in our bedroom and I love it.

How have I missed Hidden in Paris? Can't wait to read...

And thanks, Karena, for supporting all of us bloggers. You're the best!

karen - Simply Inspired said...

karena, this is such fun...
i visited the Paris Apartment Collection and love the Handmade French Books Blue... exquisite.

returned season's joy to you, karena.
-xok.

karen - Simply Inspired said...

karena, visited "Hidden in Paris" site and blog... found some tears over there and an opportunity to pray for the dear author... the book sounds lovely.
thank you for the direction to a good read...
-xok.

chedeb5353 said...

I love the Louis XV dinning table at The Paris Apartment. chedeb5353@hotmail.com

chedeb5353 said...

Visited Hidden In Paris and will pray for her. chedeb5353@hotmail.com

Tricia Rose said...

I want the French Panel doors, or maybe the Duchesse... and I will want the iPhone App Guide to Paris Fleas Markets if I ever get an iPhone! Thank you for giving me a little virtual travel this Sunday morning Karena!

High Heeled Life said...

Handmade French Books in blue would be a great gift for the holidays , from over at The Paris Apartment!!

High Heeled Life said...

Just signed up to receive Corine's free e-book with recipes from her Hidden in Paris book.

Karena ~ these are both fabulous giveaways ...!!! xo HHL

Splendid Sass said...

I am already the proud owner of my friend Claudia's book, but please put my name in the hat for Corine's book! Loved visiting her web site.
Have a great Sunday, Karena.
Teresa
xoxo

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I have longed to add The Paris Apartment to my bookshelves. In this season of giving I think that my daughter would truly treasure the vintage fashion labels.

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Hidden In Paris sounds like my kind of book. Corine's recent post "Pink Couch Therapy" was truly charming.

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am spreading the word about this fantastic giveaway on the DTA FB page. Fingers crossed!

anita said...

The VINTAGE RIBBON from The Paris Apartment is stunning!!

anita said...

Anyone who blogs about pink couches (Corine) is good in my book!!
Also - I've heard lots of great things about her novel....would love to read it!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

My favorites would be Amy Leonard under glass and the vintage French blue ribbon...gorgeous! But really, everything is stunning at The Paris Apartment.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hidden in Paris sounds like an intriguing read...Corine's blog is lovely and full of inspiring ideas. Thank you for a chance!

Nancy Markosky said...

Wow- there are so many beautiful things in her shop- I have been working on a project with glass knobs so I do like the ones she has but if I had unlimited funds, I would choose the Marie Antoinette Chest- so pretty in pink!
I visited Corine's blog and love her obsession with pink couches- such a funny obsession.

Jane said...

THere are so many wonderful things residing in The Paris Apartment. I was so please to find all the light bulbs...I need some for a project I'm planning for the new year. Yippee!!!

And Corinne's book sounds wonderful. My DIL loves all things French...These books would be perfect for her...
Jane (artfully graced)

Rebecca said...

Holiday Wishes!

Suburban Princess said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I know just the perfect person I would give this to if I win!

Amy said...

I love the beautiful golden doorknobs! I love that she is actually FROM France so you are getting the authentic skinny on French design :)

guildencrantz said...

Oh, I love the book! I'm such a bibliophile!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oooh la la! Great giveaway, Karena. I'm in! : ) The Crystal Ceiling Dome light is stunning!

Dovecote Decor said...

OOps, I left my comment for this post in the wrong section--so many dizzying giveaways!! The18th century French Armoire is my choice!!

Dovecote Decor said...

O.k. I've been over at her blog for over 1/2 hour reading posts and studying her section on cheap hotels in Paris.
Best,
Lisette

Lauren said...

I love how colorful Corine's blog is. And the lucite handles at the Paris Apartment Collection are amazing!

tang.lauren6@gmail.com

Kim said...

Oh my....I could spend all day browsing/coveting the items at The Paris Apartment Collection ; ) My favourite thing has to be the beaded sconces with turquoise glass beads. sigh.

Kim said...

I love everything Paris. Going through Corine's site was a mental holiday. I jusy signed up for her blog. Great art!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Hi Karen - Such wonderful gifts from two very talented women. I love visiting Claudia's store/blog. My heart sinks every time as there is so much to desire. The blue beaded French wall sconces captured my heart tonight!! Corine's book is definitely one I'd love to read. Don't we all want to start over at some point in our lives and who can say no to Paris?

Happy holiday to you ladies ~ Deb

Callie Grayson said...

Who would want to live in a Parisian apartment! *sigh*
Xx
Callie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I enjoyed looking through the book collection! This book caught my eye...Inspirations from France & Italy ! Thanks! ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love her blog...photos of pink sofas were fun to see! Happy holidays! Thanks for the fun! ♥

Wanda said...

I LOVE her mirrors and chandeliers!!! thanks for the opportunity to enter!!!
best regards,
Wanda

Market Decor said...

I visit Paris Apt - wonderful things - I love the porcelain. Corine's book sounds great...maybe a movie later - who knows!

Goldie said...

Oh my goodness... cant i have it all? That would look so great in my house. Here is hoping to win a chance!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh my this shop is gorgeous! I am so in love with the gorgeous vintage compacts! Lovely! Thanks for the chance to enter this amazing giveaway. hugs, Linda

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh this novel looks so good! I am an avid reader and always looking for a new author! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of her novel. I joined her cute blog and signed up for her newsletter also. hugs, Linda

Rebecca said...

I ♥ the chandeliers at Paris Apartment collection. ANY of them would suit me fine!

And re. Corine - her blog is a delight! Colorful, vibrant, fresh.

How I'd love to win THIS giveaway.

parisapartment said...

Hi Karena and all your fabulous readers! Thank you so much for stopping by and the sweet comments! I'm going to head over to all of your sites and check them out too!

Kay said...

I can't decide..all such wonderful stuff!!!! from both sites

Pamela Jane said...

Enjoyed the "pink couch" therapy approach at Corine's blog! Her novel sounds like fun, too!

Pamela Jane said...

And of course I need some antique chandeliers from The Paris Apartment to romance my home, including my studio.

Renee Bonorand Fleming said...

wow...just looked at a million things i liked! from the paris apartment, i particularly liked the napoleon bust candle (and almost everything else) and i adore corine's blog...art, crafty things, advice, great interiors...love it all.

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