Book Review: Sharon Santoni’s My French Country Home

My French Country Home by Sharon Santoni

Bonjour, dear friends! I have a treat for you today. If you love all things French, no doubt you’ve been following Sharon Santoni’s dream blog, My French Country Home, for years, as I have. With beautiful imagery and evocative writing, Sharon brings us in to her idyllic world in the Normandy countryside. And now, an entire year of her romantic life and entertaining style is captured and presented in a truly stunning new book, My French Country Home: Entertaining through the Seasons.

My French Country Home by Sharon Santoni

Sharon’s beautiful home in Normandy. (photo © Franck Schmitt)

The substantial, large format volume, illustrated with glorious photographs by Franck Schmitt, offers wonderful stories of two decades of the history of their lives, including how Sharon found the house.

My French Country Home by Sharon Santoni

Interspersed with entertaining, floral and menu inspiration, every page invites you in to enjoy this lovely atmosphere as if you were right there.

My French Country Home by Sharon Santoni

A favorite section of mine describes the magnificent magnolia tree that is a focal point in the garden each spring.

My French Country Home by Sharon Santoni

Sharon is known for her beautiful floral arrangements, all components sourced right from the property.

My French Country Home by Sharon Santoni

(photo © Franck Schmitt)

My French Country Home by Sharon Santoni

My French Country Home by Sharon Santoni

(photo © Franck Schmitt)

This image shows just a portion of a magical forest feast staged in the woods.

My French Country Home by Sharon Santoni

Winter’s still beauty is exquisitely represented.

My French Country Home by Sharon Santoni

I’m so delighted to add this inspiring book to my French library and know you will be, too!

My French Country Home: Entertaining through the Seasons
by Sharon Santoni, photographs by Franck Schmitt
Published by Gibbs Smith (who also publish my book Vintage Roses)

Info and purchase here.

À bientôt!

with love,

G

 

Ten Gorgeous Roses – and a Book Signing!

David Austin Rose Munstead Wood by Georgianna Lane

Hello, friends! Hoping this finds you well and bringing you bouquets of incredibly beautiful roses that can be grown in most any garden. AND news that I’ll be speaking and signing books in Seattle next weekend at Barnes and Noble, Northgate, 8/19, 7:00 pm! Details below but first, the roses!

David Austin Rose Anne Boleyn photographed by Georgianna Lane

Romantic David Austin Roses, above ‘Anne Boleyn’, below ‘Port Sunlight’

David Austin Rose Port Sunlight photographed by Georgianna Lane

Rosa Penelope by Georgianna Lane

Above, ‘Penelope’, below, David Austin rose ‘Boscobel’

David Austin Rose Boscobel photographed by Georgianna Lane

David Austin Rose Olivia Rose Austin photographed by Georgianna Lane

Above, David Austin Rose ‘Olivia Rose Austin’, below, ‘The Fairy’

Rose The Fairy photographed by Georgianna Lane

David Austin Rose Lady Emma Hamilton photographed by Georgianna Lane

David Austin Roses, above, ‘Lady Emma Hamilton’, below, ‘Gertrude Jekyll’

David Austin Rose Gertrude Jekyll photographed by Georgianna Lane

David Austin Rose A Shropshire Lad photographed by Georgianna Lane

David Austin roses, above, ‘A Shropshire Lad’, below, ‘Munstead Wood’

David Austin Rose Munstead Wood photographed by Georgianna Lane

I hope these have given you some inspiration for your own gardens!

And now for the event! I’ll be speaking about Paris and flowers, signing both my books, Paris in Bloom and Vintage Roses, and giving away prints to all attendees, so, if you are in the Seattle area then, I would love to see you!

Barnes and Noble Northgate
401 NE Northgate Way

Seattle, WA 98125
August 19th  7:00 pm

Sending wishes for a beautiful week ahead!

xo

G

Join Me May 6th in the Seattle Area!

Hello friends! To those of you in the Pacific Northwest, I’d love for you to join me at a “Springtime in Paris” event at Faded Elegance in Snohomish, Washington on May 6th, from 10:00 – 6:00! I’ll be signing books, giving away prints and talking about all things Paris.

Paris in Bloom by Georgianna Lane

And I’d love to personalize a copy of my book for your Mom for Mother’s Day so you can “take your Mom to Paris!” This book was inspired by my first trip to Paris with my Mom and I’ve always envisioned it as a perfect Mother’s Day gift.

Paris in Bloom by Georgianna Lane

Faded Elegance is a wonderful French home decor and vintage shop in the darling Victorian town of Snohomish, Washington, about 30 minutes north of Seattle. The owner, Kimberly, and I have been friends for years and we’re planning a fantastic day celebrating the beauty of Paris and the joy of spring. We’ll have door prizes and luscious treats, including custom macarons made by Seattle’s star pastry chef, Krystel of Krystel’s Confections.

Macarons by Krystel's Confections

I’d love to see you there! Here are all the details:

May 6, 2017
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Faded Elegance
1116 1st Street
Snohomish, Washington 98290
(360) 568-5333

Paris in Bloom by Georgianna Lane

À bientôt!!

G

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