Monday, November 5, 2012

BETTY LOU PHILLIPS ~ THE ALLURE OF FRENCH AND ITALIAN DECOR AND THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS IN PARIS

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.

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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



10 comments:

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

    XXX
    Debra~

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  2. 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!!

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

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

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

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

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena
    2012 Artists Series

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

    love to you, beautiful blogger.

    michele

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

    www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

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

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

    www.donnaviningblog.com

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