Monday, November 5, 2012


I would like for my friends on the east coast to know that all of you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.  I think I can speak for most of us outside of harms way when I say that we feel helpless here.


The Allure of French and Italian Decor
By Betty Lou Phillips
Gibbs Smith, $50.00
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass

Since I received this book, I have been poring over each page, enjoying ever single image.  These scanned pages are just a few of the beautiful rooms along with tablescape, cuisine, and nature images.  I wish these scanned images could come close to the size and beauty of those present in this book.  I also have to mention the beautiful cover, which is a soft platinum color with a lovely gold script.  

I have always loved the work of Betty Lou Phillips, and again she has exhibited her talent in not only design, but her extensive knowledge of hospitality.  ENJOY!

And look at this adorable Christmas book by Betty Lou.  The whimsical artistic work is so beautiful, and is perfect with the perfect story! Below are only a couple of the pages.  ENJOY!

The Night Before Christmas in Paris
By Betty Lou Phillips and Roblyn Herndon
Illustrated by Sheryl Dickert
Gibbs Smith, $9.99
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass

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Acquired Objects said...

Hi there you I love Betty Lou's work since she decorates for real people. Love the images you've chosen.


designchic said...

I'm such a fan of Betty Lou's design - chic and comfortable, and a book for me and a book for Will...perfect for our Christmas lists!! Happy Monday, my friend!!

Lisa Mende said...

Loving that lavender and white stripe shade! everything is beautiful!!!

My Notting Hill said...

I think I have one of her books on French decor. Love the images you picked. The Christmas book looks like fun!

Barbara Jordan Dettweiler said...

How clever to make the Eiffel Tower into an artistic Christmas tree! And I love that golf-inspired bedroom!

Karen Albert said...

Teresa beautiful images and I love the fanciful look of her Holiday book!

Art by Karena
2012 Artists Series

michele said...

i have several of her books! what lovely french eye candy today.

love to you, beautiful blogger.


Kim@Chattafabulous said...

The spaces she designs are so classic and timeless - they will look great 20 years from now! Have a wonderful week ahead, Teresa!

I Dream Of said...

What a beautiful start to the week, Teresa! And you know I have to have "The Night Before Christmas in Paris!" Happy Monday! XO

Donna Vining said...

I enjoy her books as well! And this one doesn't disappoint. Love the artwork in the Christmas book too Teresa!

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