The 5th Holiday Giveaway is from a well known and loved blogger and author, Vicki Archer of French Essence!
Vicki has an amazing blog about all things French. Even a daily click of a special image that is meaningful to her and to her faithful readers all over the world!!
As an author Vicki has written two books, the 1st is My French Life
|My French Life|
A beautifully photographed romantic book about French style and culture—and making a new home in Provence
The synopsis on Amazon reads:
In 1999, Vicki Archer, with her husband and three children, made a lifelong dream a reality when she bought a seventeenth-century property in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. She spent three years lovingly restoring the farmhouse, bringing back to life the abandoned apple and pear orchards, and planting an olive grove of more than two thousand trees. In My French Life, Vicki shares an insider’s view of life in France— from its landscapes, delicious food, and scents to its charming people. And she offers an intimate portrait of what it’s like to adopt a new home on the other side of the globe. It’s a personal tale of taking risks, facing challenges, and the joyous experience of falling in love with all things French.
With lavish four-color photography that captures the essence of French style, My French Life is a book to cherish. It is the perfect gift for the holidays.
In her Second Book French Essence
She returns with a breathtaking, full-color tour of the culture and style unique to Provence.
Again here Amazon describes that:
Ten years ago, Vicki Archer and her husband began restoring a seventeenth-century olive farm in Saint-Remy-de-Provence, resurrecting the ancient orchards and renovating the farmhouse. The story of Archer's dream come true is an enchanting one, captured on the pages of her debut book, My French Life. Now fully at home in this magnificent corner of the world, she brings us a guide for celebrating and re-creating Provençal ambiance.
A lover of architecture, art, furniture, and décor, Archer knows that the best interiors are inspired by the heart as much as the mind. French Essence is designed to spark both, with gorgeous photographs of lush gardens, timeless interiors, hauntingly beautiful village lanes, and inspired aesthetic details. Sumptuous cuisine and charming shops are also essential features of the tour, giging all readers the chance to vicariously savor the sensuous pleasures and effortless chic of this region. Reminiscent of Frances Mayes's lavishly illustrated books, In Tuscany and Bringing Tuscany Home, Archer's captivating words and scenes open the doors of inspiration for all who cherish the French way of life.
On French style...
I think I wrote it best when I said,
‘I like to think that in France there is a sixth sense - a French sense... French sense is simple - it is chemistry, a magical mix of the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and textures... As a nation France has chemistry, as individuals the French have spark.’
Thanks to Vicki's generosity, she has given Two sets of Both of her books Valued at $80 a set! A gift to Two,yes, Two fortunate winners of this Holiday Giveaway!
The entrants must reside in the United States.
then come back and tell us what you love most in her shop.
|I know I would love several of these mercury Glass Votives!!|
2) Unless you want an extra entry for posting on your own site!
Thats right spread the love for the holidays!!
This Giveaway will end on December 17th at Midnight EST
Congratulations Amy!! Do visit her wonderful blog!
Thank you to all for helping to make this such a fun event! We are highlighting so many wonderful sponsors and bloggers!
You still have lots of the giveaways to enter in the right column!
Art by Karena