This week I’m posting about 5 different books. You can comment on every post for 5 entries or just one post for 1 entry. Let me know what you think of the books, if you’ve read them or if you’ve wanted to read them. At the end of the week I’ll pick one winner out of ALL the comments and they can choose which book they’d like and I’ll have it sent to you.

The last book for this giveaway week is The Vintage Table by Jacqueline de Montravel and the editors of Romantic Homes Magazine. I actually bought this book because of its title, a vintage set table sounds great to me. But who wouldn’t be drawn in by the cover of this book?  And it’s full of lots and lots more great pictures of vintage finds and eclectic table settings. I also love how the author encourages us to bring out our vintage pieces and use them. Don’t keep them boxed up–they need to be used and loved.

I found as I read through this book that it’s more of a reference book, meaning that it details linens, types of stemware, how to care for your stemware, the difference between earthenware and bone china and how Jadeite and melamine came about. It also talks about how to make a simple flower arrangement for your table, how to add little touches like a plate of chocolates, and how to display your vintage treasures. Because it’s full of so much information, I think it’ll be a useful book to have on hand. Leave a comment if you’d like to enter and I’ll pick one winner this weekend.

109 Comments

  1. Oh sooo cute!!!Love the cover!

    Alessandra    Friday, August 27, 2010
  2. I’d love to add this to my library!

    Bree    Friday, August 27, 2010
  3. This would be a “cute” addition to the library. =)

    Lauren    Friday, August 27, 2010
  4. Ohhh this is just what I need. Bought a load of old tableware at a market last weekend, but don’t know what to do with it.

    Maria    Friday, August 27, 2010
  5. I haven’t heard of this one but it looks like it would be very inspirational :)

    Ivona@SugarsticksParties    Friday, August 27, 2010
  6. i want that too!

    adriana    Friday, August 27, 2010
  7. Ooooh. I’ve actually been wanting this book! Even though it’s going to lower my chances of winning, I’m sharing this on my blog today!

    Debbie    Friday, August 27, 2010
  8. I’d love to win :-)
    ~Liz

    Liz@HoosierHomemade    Friday, August 27, 2010
  9. I am a stay-at-home Mommie who is always looking for new ways to make mealtime fun for my husband and daughter…aahh…The Vintage Table, you’d be a welcomed addition to our family.

    Reagan Preston    Friday, August 27, 2010
  10. I always try and find books at the library about interesting table ideas but to no avail-how do you find these books??? Thank goodness you do:)

    tara    Friday, August 27, 2010
  11. The cover is beautiful and again, I am in love with red right now!!

    Candy    Friday, August 27, 2010
  12. What a cute cover….I love the polka dots & gingham!

    Sam    Friday, August 27, 2010
  13. Sounds like its full of good ideas! I could use a splash of Vintage in my collection-especially with fall coming!

    kinsley    Friday, August 27, 2010
  14. I would love to add this to my collection please!

    Jan Johnson    Friday, August 27, 2010
  15. Ooooo! Looks like a fab inspiration book! :)

    Nina    Friday, August 27, 2010
  16. What a great style for a book. Would love to win it. Thanks

    Ideen perez    Friday, August 27, 2010
  17. Looks like a lot of fun! I would love to have it :)

    Kim    Friday, August 27, 2010
  18. I’ve been eyeing this book for a while now!

    Jessica J    Friday, August 27, 2010
  19. Gorgeous cover, would love to see what’s inside!!

    Vanessa    Friday, August 27, 2010
  20. Looks like a good read! Beautiful cover.
    ~Heather

    Heather D    Friday, August 27, 2010
  21. Looks darling! Hopefully I’m the lucky winner!

    Ali    Friday, August 27, 2010
  22. The cover is beautiful!!! Would love to win this one….

    Sandy P.    Friday, August 27, 2010
  23. I know my wife would really enjoy this book.

    Richard P.    Friday, August 27, 2010
  24. LOVE the cover! Bet the book is as good as it looks!

    Sunday Rain    Friday, August 27, 2010
  25. Oooohhh! i would soo love to win!

    holly    Friday, August 27, 2010
  26. I’d love to win!

    Cheryl @ a pretty cool life.    Friday, August 27, 2010
  27. Love vintage! Looks like an awesome book!

    Elizabeth    Friday, August 27, 2010
  28. Wow another really cool book.. You have a great eye for books…

    malinda    Friday, August 27, 2010
  29. Amazing cover! I would love to read this book.

    Lynette    Friday, August 27, 2010
  30. I would love it, looks cute!

    Krystine    Friday, August 27, 2010
  31. Adorable! This would fit perfectly in my home!

    Donna Collins    Friday, August 27, 2010
  32. Too cute!

    Danielle S.    Friday, August 27, 2010
  33. My (newly married) daughter and son-in-law are in love with anything vintage. They spend hours re-doing (re-finishing, re-stuffing, re-wiring, re-covering, etc) old items to make them safe and usable in their home. I would LOVE to bless them with this book. Thanks for your generous sharing of information on your posts.

    Judy    Friday, August 27, 2010
  34. I am new to entertaining in my new home and this would be a great tool to help me make a great presentation!

    valerie    Friday, August 27, 2010
  35. I’m just sure I could find some fabulous table ideas for my wedding in this one, hope I win!!

    Chelsea    Friday, August 27, 2010
  36. Another one I have never heard of. LOL Where are you finding all of these. Do we have to pick just one if we win. :)

    Renee    Friday, August 27, 2010
  37. How wonderful! This book looks like it’s full of treasures! :)

    Ashley    Friday, August 27, 2010
  38. I love the look of this book! Hope I win!

    shannon    Friday, August 27, 2010
  39. This book looks like lots of fun!

    Mandi Knepp    Friday, August 27, 2010
  40. What a beautiful book… great excuse to go shopping!!

    Karen Hancock    Friday, August 27, 2010
  41. Love all the books you’ve shown all week! It’ll be hard to pick when I win, LOL!

    Amanda Lavender    Friday, August 27, 2010
  42. Lovely book!

    Karen    Friday, August 27, 2010
  43. This book is beautiful!

    Megan Dunford    Friday, August 27, 2010
  44. i’d love this book!

    Geri Czako    Friday, August 27, 2010
  45. Very pretty cover. I bet the inside is as good! (I think displaying a plate of charming chocolates is a smashing idea!)

    Ammie    Friday, August 27, 2010
  46. What a fantastic book! It would be a treasured addition to my library – and I would let my mom borrow it because I know she would totally enjoy it. Thank you for the offer!

    Dawn F    Friday, August 27, 2010
  47. Fun, fun, fun!

    Sandra    Friday, August 27, 2010
  48. Love the book, it is super cute.

    Rachel L    Friday, August 27, 2010
  49. Love that red on the cover. And gingham . . . heaven help me.

    Kara P.    Friday, August 27, 2010
  50. Soo cute! Would love it!

    Krista    Friday, August 27, 2010
  51. Oh Brittany–Please, please, please rig it so this book comes to me! I love it. I am always collecting little vintage treasures for for parties.

    bandreoli    Friday, August 27, 2010
  52. Love the cover of this book and your comments. Sounds like something I would enjoy reading.

    Susan M.    Friday, August 27, 2010
  53. Looks and sounds wonderful!!!!!

    Stacey    Friday, August 27, 2010
  54. WOW! What a treasure. I’d love to curl up wiht a cup of tea and soak in the lovliness

    Kimberle    Friday, August 27, 2010
  55. I agree, it’s a beautiful book. I love the combination of red and white. It must have a lot of good design ideas.

    Anna    Friday, August 27, 2010
  56. Sounds like the book is full of some really great information!

    Mollie    Friday, August 27, 2010
  57. Looks like another great read!

    Andrea Skidmore    Friday, August 27, 2010
  58. vintage… treasures… you’ve got my attention! :)

    Jan Sanderson    Friday, August 27, 2010
  59. Looks like a fabulous book!

    Norman    Friday, August 27, 2010
  60. I have to say I’ve always been a fan of a beautiful vintage table. This book sounds fabulous!!!

    Claire O'Hara    Friday, August 27, 2010
  61. Love the colors! THis is my fave for sure! I love vintage!

    Staci    Friday, August 27, 2010
  62. I love the cover to this book as well. The pops of red make me happy.

    Heather    Friday, August 27, 2010
  63. It must be gorgeous inside! And that’s nice to have a book that “teaches” how to care for your stemware…

    lolis    Friday, August 27, 2010
  64. Love this giveaway, hope I’m picked!

    Tiffany Crabtree    Friday, August 27, 2010
  65. Would love to win!

    Carey    Friday, August 27, 2010
  66. This looks like a darling book. Thanks for the opportunity.

    Kim    Friday, August 27, 2010
  67. This one looks awesome!!! Crossing my fingers!

    Susan    Friday, August 27, 2010
  68. Love it, once again…gotta try right??? Thanks for all you do.

    Natalie    Friday, August 27, 2010
  69. You have been picking great books this week. Thanks, Maureen (jnomaxx at hotmail dot com)

    Maureen    Friday, August 27, 2010
  70. I get so excited about vintage anything! Love the cover of this book, would love to see more!

    Terri    Friday, August 27, 2010
  71. I have enjoyed reading about all of your book selections. This one especially appeals to me because I too love to use vintage items for decorating. Thank you so much for sharing. I appreciate it. Connie

    Connie    Friday, August 27, 2010
  72. The cover just draws me right in. I’d love to read this!

    Shari    Friday, August 27, 2010
  73. Would love to win. Thanks for the chance!

    Becca H    Friday, August 27, 2010
  74. I would so love to win this cute cookbook it would be great sitting in my kitchen it would match, thanks for the chance (oh I have a red and yellow kitchen)

    pamela ponder    Friday, August 27, 2010
  75. a cute and informative book – sign me up!

    Tara    Friday, August 27, 2010
  76. I have a love of all things vintage! Linens are one of my favorite items to hunt down and use.
    This book looks and sounds delightful…
    Thanks, Cindi

    Cindi    Friday, August 27, 2010
  77. I love Vintage, this book looks interesting.

    Stephanie    Friday, August 27, 2010
  78. Love vintage things. I bet there’s some great ideas in this book.

    Harmony young    Friday, August 27, 2010
  79. Love anything vintage…

    Missy    Friday, August 27, 2010
  80. All of these books look wonderful.

    Kristen    Friday, August 27, 2010
  81. This book sounds like an interesting reference to have on hand.

    Marcia W.    Friday, August 27, 2010
  82. there are so many ideas out there for parties…it makes you want to throw one everyday!!!!

    melissa tichy    Friday, August 27, 2010
  83. Beautiful! My mom has tons of vintage hidden away, maybe this would inspire her to use it!

    melanna    Friday, August 27, 2010
  84. I have fallen in love with vintage and this book would be a gem.

    Isabel Z    Friday, August 27, 2010
  85. Nice book to add to my collection.

    Carmen    Friday, August 27, 2010
  86. I love vintage! Would love to be informed on how to better use and display it!

    DeeDee S    Friday, August 27, 2010
  87. Thank you for introducing me to some amazing books :) I have always loved vintage and this book would be fabulous to own!

    Sandra P    Friday, August 27, 2010
  88. This book sounds lovely and would be great to read.

    Linda    Friday, August 27, 2010
  89. I would love to have this!

    dana Rowland    Friday, August 27, 2010
  90. I too would love to add this to my reading, should I be chosen to :) There’s just something about ‘vintage’… not all of it appeals to me but most of it and there’s just that ‘something’ to it… honesty? ‘real’ness? hard working? not sure… but ‘something’.

    Kristy    Friday, August 27, 2010
  91. Oh! This book looks so darling! I love to collect and use vintage items in my home decor, and party decor.

    Tiffani    Friday, August 27, 2010
  92. I would love this book. Some of my favorite tableware is thrifted and vintage. I am sure this would inspire me to display them more.

    April Van Wagenen    Friday, August 27, 2010
  93. what a charming book! I would love to have it :)

    Joy    Saturday, August 28, 2010
  94. well, it’s very hard to decide, but i think the book French General: Handmade Soirees by Kaari Meng will make me happy…

    Limor Razafinjato    Saturday, August 28, 2010
  95. Would love to see what’s inside!

    Amanda    Saturday, August 28, 2010
  96. This book looks fabulous! I hope you pick me!

    terri Graham    Saturday, August 28, 2010
  97. I love the cover of this book. This one looks stunning!

    Creative2xmom    Saturday, August 28, 2010
  98. Such a lovely book. As I have oodles of vintage dishes, this would be perfect for me.

    Mandi    Saturday, August 28, 2010
  99. Sounds really great!

    Marianne    Saturday, August 28, 2010
  100. love VINTAGE!

    Marcie    Saturday, August 28, 2010
  101. Those watering cans are so charming! I’d love to see the rest of the book.

    Dana F.    Saturday, August 28, 2010
  102. What a fabulous book! Think I need it for my collection!

    Bethanie    Saturday, August 28, 2010
  103. I have a confession to make. I totally judge books by their cover and would have snagged that one straight away. :)

    Rebecca    Sunday, August 29, 2010
  104. sounds like a neat book!

    kali    Sunday, August 29, 2010
  105. This book looks great, I would love to have it!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

    Paula L.    Sunday, August 29, 2010
  106. I love vintage, I’m classic myself.

    Melanie Swenson    Sunday, August 29, 2010
  107. Love this!

    Julie    Tuesday, August 31, 2010
  108. thank you for sending your newsletters! i just read up on the info and loved every bit of it! i would love this book.

    amy miles    Tuesday, August 31, 2010
  109. I bought red polka dots vintage doilies to my chubby’s party. Is this month :)

    giozi    Monday, October 18, 2010

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