Friday, April 29, 2011

A GIVEAWAY: Suzanne Rheinstein's AT HOME

Suzanne Rheinstein has published a few books, but none more inspirational than "At Home: A Style for Today with Things from the Past".
I picked up my copy of this book just a few weeks ago, and I've barely put it down. I've even taken it to work with me to peruse during breaks and lunches, and forced myself to stop reading while driving. Scary, I know! But with images so evocative ... it's hard not to take every possible opportunity to soak them up.

A passionate creator, her rooms are layered to perfection, not a detail missed, and you will certainly gain scads of inspirational ideas from the more than 240 pages! So, what do you have to do to get your hands on this little book? Well - it's not so little, in fact, it's pretty heavy ... but I digress, simply leave a comment, and let me know how you use things from the past in your interior design.

If you're a follower, leave another comment telling me so! And if you're not a follower - then sign up to follow, and leave a second comment to be entered twice! I'll pick a random comment on Saturday afternoon, and send the book out Monday morning!

Good luck!

P.S., All comments are enabled for this post! So please, throw your name in the hat!

66 comments:

  1. Artie I would love to add this book to my design library!!! What a wonderful giveaway. I am a long-time follower from waaaay back!!! Kathysue

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  2. This looks fabulous! OMG, what don't I use from the past in my design? I think my favorite is old books. I bought a bunch today at the goodwill outlet and ripped the covers right off and am displaying them like that wrapped in twine. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. Would love to own this book! And am really enjoying your posts!

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  4. I incorporate things from the past in my design by re-using them for a different purpose: an old box holds a plant; vintage glass bottles become vases; a rickety chair gets painted and used as a side table. Love re-using things from the past and would love the book!

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  5. I am a devoted follower of your inspiring blog too!

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  6. Oh, I would love to own this beautiful book. Please add me to the list...

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  7. Oh looks like a wonderful book, and yes, I do use vintage, and repurposed treasures in my decorating!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  8. Oh, and I am a follower too. =)

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  9. I would love to have a peek at this book...okay, more than a peek!

    I love scouring antique and 2nd hand shops for anything and everything from the past and then layering them up with new pieces in a way that's pleasing. My home is a total mix of old and new.

    Love your blog, I'm a follower. I don't always comment but I read all your posts.

    XO,
    Jane

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  10. We just bought a 70yr-old house and have been slowly repairing and updating structural needs. Sadly, this has taken priority over decorating the inside...though I did repurpose the salvaged windows as bathroom mirrors.
    I am looking for inspiration to make this house comfortably beautiful and have enjoyed following your blog! 240pgs of additional inspiration would be fantastic!

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  11. I'm a follower, so please count me in!

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  12. We live in a house that used to be the Mint of Goa in the 1830s. The challenge is to use the old things in a new way, so as to not be overwhelmed by the period furniture. I'd love the book - might help freshen up things here a bit!

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  13. I have many thing from the past in my home and they are just as lovely as the new things...just a little more loved! The best part of seeing these things daily are the memories they bring back!

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  14. oh, and of course, I follow!

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  15. I am your newest follower! Please throw my name in too!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  16. I almost bought this book earlier this week, would love to own it. I'm a follower! Check out my water gardening book giveaway at http://aquascapeinc.blogspot.com/2011/04/water-gardening-book-giveaway.html.

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  17. She is a terrific designer. It would be great to have a look at her book. Your blog is also a regular of mine.
    Thanks.

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  18. One of my favorite things from the past is a tray where I placed memorabilia from my trip to France under the glass. Every time I look at it I remember collecting that leaf in a park in a small town in Provence. peggy from PA

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  19. I try to repurpose my old furniture before just tossing it out. Adding a few layers of paint, or stripping something down and staining it can really give an old piece a new vibe!

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  20. I try to repurpose my old furniture before just tossing it out. Adding a few layers of paint, or stripping something down and staining it can really give an old piece a new vibe!

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  21. I'm a follower too...love your blog!!

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  22. I'm a follower too...love your blog!!

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  23. I love to use old books in my interior designs at home! :)
    aubreyfick@yahoo.com

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  24. I am a follower.
    aubreyfick@yahoo.com

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  25. Sign me up Artie! You know I'm a loyal follower, right?
    So, how do I use things from the past in my design?
    Well, I pretty much only shop and buy things that are old, with patina. Most of my dishes are vintage for my tablescapes too. Does this count for two entries?
    Thank you for this lovely giveaway. Even if I don't win it, I'm buying this book! If you are reading it while driving, it must be good! xo Delores

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  26. Looks like a wonderful read!! THanks for dropping my name in the hat!

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  27. Been a happy follower for a long time!

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  28. Hi Artie,
    I'm a devoted follower of your blog and would love to win this book! I tried to leave a comment earlier, but I don't think it went through. So here goes again: I love incorporating vintage into my design, in fact most of my tablescapes are with vintage dishes. The book looks wonderful. It sounds like it is, especially since you even took it to work! If I don't win, I will definitely buy this and add to my library of design books. Thanks for this giveaway Artie. You're the best! ~Delores

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  29. I am a happy follower! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  30. My home is full of "things from the past"...the older the better as far as I am concerned! Also love family pieces passted from generation to generation...those are the best!

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  31. THe book looks wonderful! Already a subscriber!!
    xx-Gina

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  32. Omg I always use old 'stuff'! To me a room is just a decorator room until you throw in things that are heirlooms, have a history or look like they do. Right now I've got a sewing machine treadle base as a bottom of an end table. A chinoiserie plant stand that came back with my husband's aunt from their tour of duty in Japan eons ago has been fitted with a little pillow to make it a perfect stool, I turned a very vintage hutch into a bar. Oh, my husband's sterling baby dish holds a Seda candle. Our son's sterling cup holds pencils.. and the list goes on and on. I'm so excited to be given the chance to win this exciting book. It would certainly be welcomed here! Thanks for hosting Artie!

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  33. Artie, I follow, I subscribe, even if I don't win, I'm happy just reading your blog. a big Texas hug, Marlis

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  34. Oh boy, what don't I use from the past... I have my grandparents dining room set, a couple of old trunks from them too. The one item I truly wanted to inherit from my mother was a lamp I have in my living room now that I wouldn't trade for the world. I have several items of milk glass that belonged to her also. I have an old iron bed in my guest room that was the first antique I purchased at age 18 for a whopping $14.00. I also was given a wonderful old Singer treadle sewing machine by a neighbor lady when I was sixteen which is now being used as a night table in my master bedroom. So many things from the past that I can't name them all. I couldn't part with any of them!

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  35. I love to use actual items from my family's history in my home. You can always revamp anything to fit your lifestyle, and there is something that just says "home" when your surrounded by the things you love and the stories and memories that go along with them.
    millironzb@yahoo.com

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  36. Already a follower!
    millironzb@yahoo.com

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  37. I'm a follower, and I'd love, love, love to have this book!

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  38. This book looks wonderful Artie! The cover is gorgeous. I would love to hear what about it you love so much- your personal book review!!

    xojoan

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  39. Artie how wonderful I would love this book! A follower of course!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

    Last few days to Come and enter my very Fashionable Giveaway from the French Basketeer!

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  40. Artie, I am in love with Suzanne, she's my idol! I already bought the book, but I'd love to be entered to win another copy to give a friend. You're so right - it's hard to put down! Please consider me! :)

    aaywheeler@verizon.net

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  41. Would love the opportunity to win the book. Thanks for the offer.

    tthomas17@yahoo.com

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  42. Also a huge fan of yours.

    tthomas

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  43. I can't believe there aren't more comments. I may actually win something! :)

    Looking forward to it with crossed fingers!

    xo,
    GineyP

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  44. Oh you read my mind! Please please please!

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  45. I went by Barnes and Noble today and thumbed through the book, Artie, and I'm glad I didn't buy it now that I'm seeing I have the chance to win it here for free!

    I loved the pictures of her New York apartment. Just stunning, and the handpainted murals - they are so perfectly done, they look like wallpaper!

    Stunning. Please enter me in the drawing.

    Tasha

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  46. I'm also your newest follower. I can't beleive I hadn't followed before.

    Tas

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  47. Oh the cover alone is enough to drool over.

    Please enter me.

    Email: rachelthompkins12@adelphia.net

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  48. Been following you for years.

    Rachel

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  49. I hope you pick me, Artie. I love all of Suzanne's spaces. She should definitely be on your Tuesday list.

    Kara
    ktyoungst1@gmail.com

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  50. Oh, and I'm a follower.
    Kara

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  51. PLEASE ENTER MY NAME, ARTIE.
    LOVE YOUR BLOG
    TOM
    EMAILING YOU MY EMAIL

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  52. i use things in my past for interior design ..i put them knickknacks around around the house
    anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  53. I follow google connect "anash"
    Thank you kindly.
    anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  54. Artie, I have been peeking into your blog since I first spotted your fabulous home on Rate My Space. You are so creative and a talented designer. Would love to win that gorgeous book! Carolyn

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  55. Oh yea, I am a follower as well. Good Luck to me! Carolyn

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  56. I like the idea of buying from second hand shops and refurbishing, but I just haven't had the time! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  57. I've been a follower for some time now! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  58. Oh I hope I"m not too late. I would love the opportunity to own this book, Artie. I use things from my past in my decorating, almost exclusively. The table we used as our wedding registry table is now our dining room sideboard, and the benches my husband made for our foyer were milled from an old tree that fell on my mother's house.

    That's making the best out of a bad situation, I tell ya! :)

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  59. Oh, yes, I love your blog, and I follow!

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  60. That looks like some pretty perfect reading! Count me in :)

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  61. This is such a generous and thoughtful gesture Artie!

    As I already have the book (and it is wonderful), best of luck to all those who enter your giveaway.
    -Brenda-

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  62. It would be so neat to have this in my collection on my bookcase to peruse thru all the time! Thanks for the opportunity! pamiegsewing@gvtc.com

    ourhillcountryretreat.blogspot.com


    Thanks, ! Pamie G.

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  63. I follow too!

    pamiegsewing@thegrahamfam.com

    ourhillcountryretreat.blogspot.com

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  64. Love following you and thank you for the generous opportunity! Sounds wonderful!

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