Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Proceed with caution: Major ~*EyE CaNdY*~

I've been dying to take a look at the book The French-Inspired Home by Kaari Meng. She is the genius behind French General. Have you *SEEN* that web site? WoW! Give yourself a visual treat and go look!

The book came in for me at the library and it is truly amazing eye candy! It went straight to the top of my Christmas wish list. It has lots of inspiring images and many fun projects. I really like how she looks at different areas of the home in each chapter: the creative space, bedroom, dining room, laundry room and garden, and discusses focal points of each room and how to personalize the French country look in your home.

I love the color palette pages the best. Yummy...and so inspiring!



Also check out her glass jar collection. Amazing!
This reminds me of Lilli's Victorian garland.
Another fun book I got yesterday that was just published last month is called B is for Baby by Suzanne Stirling. It has really, really cute homemade projects for gifts from A to Z. The ideas could be used for a variety of projects, not just for babies. Fabulous stuff!

Stay tuned tomorrow for the 1st birthday celebration of ArtsyMama blog!!! Come on back for some birthday surprises:)

11 comments:

Lilli said...

So Gorgeous! Thanks for the sweetness. The French General site is incredible, isn't it.

Bloglines hasn't been notifying me of your new posts these past few days, until this morning. I missed 3 of your posts!

jenny holiday said...

Ohh I love French General!! There was a fabulous spread in Mary Engelbreit Home Companion a year or so ago...What eye candy!! Such a fabulous color palette!! Lovely!!

I have yet to get my hands on the book as well!! It is on my wish list!!

Have a great day Kari!!
xoxo Jenny

RitasCottage said...

oooo....these books are delightful. thanks for sharing!

Deb said...

I've seen this book mentioned on a few favourite blogs lately ~ haven't found it yet ... it looks gorgeous.

la vie en rose said...

these little glimpses into this book left me hungry for more...

Teresa Sheeley said...

I just bought the French General book. It's so good, I wanted more of it!

Anonymous said...

oooooh, I think that I "NEED" that book!!! hmmm, and I just printed off a coupon for B&N... smiles...

Bejeweled said...

I'm sold! Off to add Meng's book to my wish list. :)

Anonymous said...

Isn't it a lovely book? I've only had it a short time and I already find myself pulling it back off the shelf to look at again.

I'm adding the other book you posted about to my wish list.

Carol said...

Ohhh I so wnat that book too! I've been at the Frenchgeneral site to order a kit and have thought about ordering the book too but I haven't and now I regret it. Well I still love my kit. Anyway thank you for the peek inside of the book, now I want it even more.

Heather said...

I will have to see if our library has the Baby book. I'm always on the look out for good ideas for baby things!