Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Sneak Preview of a Beautiful New Book!


Hello,
   Come right in, as I am excited to tell you about a beautiful new book that just arrived in the mail today.The book is from Norway, and it is Sanselig Sommer( Summer for all the Senses) by Franciska Munck-Johansen.



Grab a cup of tea and sit here in the sunroom and enjoy a peek through it.

But take a minute to enjoy the beauty of the flowers on the windowsill too!

I am enjoying going out to the garden and just helping myself to a pretty bouquet.

Isn't the cover beautiful-it is by Haken who hosts Show-off Saturday on my sidebar.


Now part of the reason I am so excited about this book, ---10 pages of my very own photos are featured in this beautiful book!!!

I have to admit I am pretty proud to see our garden  in a lovely book from Norway!

I love that two of our little granddaughters also are in the book and our little garden cottage is also featured.

Some of you may remember some of these photos from my blog.
I want to thank Franciska for including my photos in this beautiful hardcover, that will proudly sit on my coffee table for years to come! If you would like to see more about this book please visit Franciska and also if you would like to buy the book there is a list of places to order it from on her blog. I do know that my friend Ria has a few copies left at It's me if you would like to check on her sidebar.She is also having a lovely giveaway that you can enter while you are there!
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Thank you so much for visiting me and listening to me brag a little!

I am joining in Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home today.

Take care,
Carolyn

49 comments:

Terry said...

Congrats on the pictures in this lovely book. Can't wait to get it.

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

Congrats Carolyn! It was just a matter of time before seeing your beautiful gardens published!

xo,

Abby

Pamela said...

What a special, special book. I can't wait to feel it in my hands. Congratulations.

Blessings,
Pamela

Pamela Gordon said...

Congratulations Carolyn! I always knew your photos and gardens should be published. I am so excited for you. Your photos today are gorgeous. Blessings, Pamela

Shelia said...

Congratulations, Carolyn! What a lovely book and how exciting to see your beautiful snaps in there to inspire folks all the way to Norway! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Congratulations, Carolyn. You are so deserving of being in a book. Not only for your beautiful style and hard work, but also your wonderful photography! I'm so pleased for you!

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Congratulations, Carolyn! Ooohhh... your feature looks beautiful... your garden stunning!! I only hope my garden will some day be as beautiful and lush as yours. :)
I just bought a new book from overseas... not cheap... so I'll have to wait on this one, but I would love to get it in the near future. Thanks for letting us know about it.
xo,
Jo

lindamryan said...

What a wonderful tribute to you and your garden love. Heartiest congrats, Carolyn, to you and your hubby whom I imagined worked right along side you in the dirt bringing to life such a beautiful gift to your family and friends, and now to the world!

I cannot wait to meet you in a few weeks, and I will be sure to search out a copy of this glorious book for myself to treasure.

Best,
Linda

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Congratulations Carolyn!! How exciting to have 10 pages of your beautiful home and gardens inside ~ you can brag as much as you want to, LOL :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn
Congratulations, and I think I speak for all your blogger friends when I say we don't mind your bragging at all!
The photos look fantastic and I'm sure the people of Norway are now enjoying your gardens as much as we do.
I'm very happy for you.
Hugs,
Judith

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Carolyn, Congrats! well deserved. Your pictures are like reading Victoria magazine on a daily basis! How wonderful! You should be so proud!

Georgianna said...

Oh, Carolyn! I'm so happy for you and so proud of your beautiful garden and photos being in this incredible book. Very well done! What a thrill for you!!!

Georgianna

podso said...

Congratulations, Carolyn. The book looks beautiful and I see some of my favorites in there! Splendid!

Susan said...

Oh Carolyn, how FABULOUS your photos are in that gorgeous book. Now you could do an entire book by yourself. It looks great! Susan

Bambi said...

Well deserved Carolyn and I hope this book doesn't sell out before I can get one! Terryx

CIELO said...

Your home and gardens should be published in every lovely magazine... Congratulations!

Cielo

ps: love the combination of book and the loveliest of teacup in that one photograph.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Congratulations on having your home and gardens featured and for getting your wonderful pictures published! That is so exciting!

A copy of the book will be on my wish list!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Congratulations! What an honor, your gardens and lovely home belong in a coffee table book, I'm going to head over to check out her lovely sight as well. Again, Congratulations!! hugs ~lynne~

Olga said...

What a beautiful book! And how wonderful that your pictures are included. Congratulations!

sweetbay said...

Congratulations on the book. Of course your gorgeous photos had to be in it!

My Ugly Garden said...

Congratulations! Do you know if the book will be available on this side of the Pond? Franciska has a lovely blog and I know the book will be gorgeous since she included pictures of your lovely home and garden! :)

Ellie said...

Congratulations. Your gardens are absolutely gorgeous, and so worthy of publication. I would like to purchase this book, but am a little confused on how to order it. Hope you will provide this information. Thanks.

Rowan said...

How wonderful and exciting to have your photos featured in such a lovely book. It looks a really beautiful and inspiring book too, the kind I'd love to browse through even though my home and garden are never going to look like that:)

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

How utterly enchanting...Her book was made to feature your perfection within it's pages!! Thank you for the tonic of genteel surroundings...
Love Miss Peach

MariaPar said...

Congratulations, Carolyn. Wonderful book and... your photos
Greetings from Pland

It's me said...

O yes !! it is great to see you in the book !!!...enjoy it...did you see my new banner???....and please join my give away darling...love Ria...xxx..

Hélène Flont ✿Fine Art said...

Félicitations Carolyn!!! What a lovely tribute to your wonderful garden . So well deserved!!!! Bravo! Bravo!

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

Congratulations! Your photos are always so amazing!

Donna

Raffaella said...

Congratulations Carolyn! It's the right tribute to your wonderful house and garden!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Carolyn I have always said that your home should be in a book! Congratulations, must be thrilling to see it!~Hugs, Patti

Victorian1885 said...

Wow Carolyn! I am very excited to check out the book you are featured in! Canadian gardens in a book from Norway..you should be very proud. Enjoy your garden tours this month and I can't wait to see more of your magical garden.

Wanda

Cindy said...

What a beautiful book and to think that you and your gorgeous gardens are featured!!! I really want one!
Hugs, Cindy

A Garden of Threads said...

Wonderful news Carolyn, you have reason to brag. Your garden is stunning and your photography shows it off so beautifully. Congratulations!!

Zinnia said...

Dina vackra bilder gör sig så bra i en bok. Att sitta ned i soffan eller trädgården och njuta av dina bilder. Önskar dig en skön helg! Zinnia

Jannet said...

Oh I understand your excitement!! Congrats, you truly deserve it, every single picture on your blog is so so beautiful. Your home and garden is a masterpiece and your grandbabies are so adorable. Can't wait to get the book myself!!

Thank you so much for sharing.
Blessings, Jannet

Fixing My Thoughts said...

Carolyn, you've definitely earned your bragging rights! Your photos are always breathtaking, and I'm so glad some of them have been published in such a beautiful book. Have really been enjoying your wonderful posts about your garden. Bess

Passionate for White said...

I remember well each and every one of those photographs. Please... how do we get a hold of a copy of this book?

the silver of His fining said...

Congratulations! You're photos are so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. Joyce

Camille said...

Your photos are so beautiful! Congratulations on having them published!

Bernideen said...

You can't be topped - lets face it! Your garden deserves to be in this print!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Wow, I am loving your garden being in a book!! How great is that? I think you should write your own book and pitch it to an agent and get it published. You take gorgeous pics!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Carolyn, you have every right to be pleased! I'm pleased for you. That looks like a beautiful book and has featured your gardens wonderfully. How cool that it came from Norway. My middle son is over there right now touring with a band. Love your posies on the windowsill!

Blessings,
Sandi

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

Congratulations, well-deserved! Your section is one of the best.

Swept me away.

xo

Sandy

Jeanne said...

How wonderful! Your cottage and gardens are so exquisite, I am not surprised they would be featured in a book, and 10 pages, that's just the best! I usually just lurk on your blog, but I wanted to congratulate you. And I love your pictures of the day, they are especially pretty. :)

Victorianlady8 said...

So lovely Carolyn to be in such an extraordinary book! What a great blessing for you to be honored in such a way! Congratulations! Thank you for sharing! What a gorgeous day you give me every day you blog! God Bless you! Karen

Mariette said...

Dearest Carolyn,

Quite an accomplishment to be featured in such a high quality book! Languages are no barrier as flowers speak a common language!

Lots of love,

Mariette

Monica@The White Bench said...

OMG!!! Carolyn, these pages are amazingly beautiful! Congratulations!!!
The overall book looks gorgeous too.
Monica x

Sanna said...

Congratulations Carolyn! The book look amazing. Very excited for you.

-Sanna

Deanna said...

Carolyn.
fantastic book with your world in it!
very proud and happy for you!!!
great to see,
d