Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Great Inspiration

Hello everyone!

I've been enjoying some new reading material lately.  It is full of great inspiration in the style that I love.

The first one is this book.


I got it on sale through my book club with free shipping!  Score!  I've been enjoying not only the pictures but the story behind them too.


These are pictures of Rachel Ashwell's newest venture.  She bought an old B&B in Texas and added more homes to the property and opened it up to the public.  She calls it Prairie Ranch and it's just lovely!  


Wouldn't it be fun to stay in one of these cute cottages?




I know it isn't new to most people, but I just wanted to share it with you anyway.  I really love her latest aesthetic of combining rustic with femininity.

Next, I found this beautiful magazine.


It's a new magazine that I haven't seen before.  


Just look at all this French goodness?


This is a very nice magazine if you like French style.

And I even saw some of my favorite bloggers featured in here!  
This one is from Courtney of French Country Cottage.


And this one is from Marian of Miss Mustard Seed.


So, if you're looking for some good reading and inspiration this summer.  You might want to give these a try!  
Thanks for stopping by.

~ Kelly ~

29 comments:

Art and Sand said...

We are just 1 month for our family vacation and I think I need to put both of these on my reading list.
I see a big Amazon bill coming.

Thanks for the tips.

Wanda said...

Just lovely! Amazing what a few touches does to a room.

I'm going to try a few new things when we move into the Senior Complex next month.

Thanks for ideas and tips.

Marissa said...

Thanks, I need some good beach reading magazines...
And this sounds perfect :)

Xo Marissa

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

I have the magazine and really enjoyed reading it. I do love Rachel's style.

White Lace and Promises said...

Rachel Ashwell is my favorite. I have two of her books. I like the gray and white in this one. Will definitely have to get this one!

BlueClearSky Elizabeth said...

I have Rachel Ashwell Couture Prairie book. I may just have to enjoy a re-read this afternoon. The other book looks very interesting too.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

What gorgeous photos. Perfect for dreaming. xo Laura

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, I need to find the French Style mag.

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

they look like great reads as i watch the kids in the pool. hope you are having a good summer so far.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

You found some great ones, Kelly! The images are gorgeous. Love the inspiration!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Thanks, Kellie - haven't seen either one and they look AWESOME!

I loooooove these kinds of reads, too. Have a great day!

Lavender Cottage said...

I have Rachel's latest book and I just love it. I bought another one straight away for my best friend. Thanks for your lovely blog.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Can't wait to grab a copy!!

Anne said...

Beautiful inspiration Kelly! Love Rachel's book,it's one of my favorites of her collection.

Anne said...

Beautiful inspiration Kelly! Love Rachel's book,it's one of my favorites of her collection.

cynthia lee designs said...

Kelly...I have all of Rachel Ashwell's books except this one. Thinking I need to get it. I've not seen the French style magazine at any of the stores around here. Will have to keep looking for it.
~Cindy

NanaDiana said...

Isn't it fun to find books/magazines that you just love? I love to open one up and see a blogger I know featured, too. xo Diana

Anne Boykin said...

Thanks, Kelly, for the recommendations. I love Rachel Ashwell too even though our styles are very different. She's inspiring! I already have the magazine because I wanted to see Miss Mustard Seed's article. I'm really enjoying it.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Great book and great magazine...I was lucky to have gotten a free copy of the book at the High Point Market this Spring....I am off to look for the French Style magazine....

Junkchiccottage said...

Oh Kelly I am going to have to get Rachel's book. That looks amazing. I have seen her Prairie Ranch site and it looks like a wonderful place to stay.
I saw the new French Country Magazine too and it looks fabulous.
Kris

Lady Pamela said...

Thanks for the head's up info on the books. I am going to be on the lookout for both of them. I always appreciate a preview from a like minded blogger.
*Smiles*

Lady Pamela said...

Thanks for the head's up info on the books. I am going to be on the lookout for both of them. I always appreciate a preview from a like minded blogger.
*Smiles*

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Kelly, thanks for leaving a comment on my Spotlight post or I would have never found you. Love your posts and I am a new follower.
Thanks for the information on the magazines - I'll be off to see if I can find them. Love to sit outside in my garden and read them.
Have a great weekend.
Mary

Kathryn said...

where did you find French Style magazine? Who publishes it? Thanks, Kathryn

Cynthia said...

What a beautiful book. I will be ordering this and the other you spoke about once in the new house!! I saved your posts.

Cynthia

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

looks like there is a lot of inspiration in there. Very pretty

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I just love to find new magazines to read! That Prairie Ranch place looks amazing!

Chris said...

Hi Kelly, I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Debbie said...

I have the RA book. That's where I found the chandelier that I love so much! I bought one, and it's hanging in my dining room!!yay..lol.
I'll have to pick up the new issue of the French magazine. It's fun to see bloggers in there that you follow, isn't it?
thank you for sharing today, Kelly.
Have a great weekend.
Debbie
xo