Wednesday, November 28, 2012


I've been enamoured, and a little obsessed with the verdant countryside of Scotland and its magnificent estates. Lucky enough to visit the country several times, I'm always struck by the unassuming grandeur of its architecture and enchanted by the eclectic, cultivated interiors of its homes. If you have a highland crush too, James Knox's lush book, The Scottish Country Home (Vendome Press) will appeal to your architecture and design spirit. Knox focuses on ten impressive homes and castles from the seventeenth to the twentieth century, detailing their historical significance, architectural style and offering a variety of fascinating stories from their descendants, many whom still inhabit these homes today.  

 Gorgeous book, isn't it? If you love the majestic architecture and eclectic interiors of the Scottish Countryside then join the giveaway for your copy of The Scottish Country House

Here's How to Enter:

1) Visit the The Vendome Press site and take a moment to look around. See the facebook link? Go ahead and "friend" them.
2) Become a follower on Hampton Hostess by clicking the google friend connect button on the right. For those of you who subscribe through email, you only need to hop over to the website to see the sidebar.
3) Click on the "comment" link at the bottom of this post and leave a comment. I'm always happy to hear from you!
4) Like Hampton Hostess on Facebook or Tweet about the giveaway and let me know. 
5) Make sure I can contact you by including an email address. You can enter more than once, just follow the rules above.
6) The Cut Off date to enter is December 2 at 5:00PM EST. I will announce the winner the next day, December 3!

Good Luck!
(all images courtesy of Vendome Press)


Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Already like Vendrone on Facebook. Of course already follow you on Facebook and twitter!
Great giveaway.
Happy Wednesday.

Belle on Heels said...

What a fabulous giveaway! Following Vendrome on FB now and of course, I already followed you on FB! Now following on Twitter as well :)

I Dream Of said...

Looks like a gorgeous book! Like you, I have a bit of an obsession with the Scottish country side. Could I have lived in one of those manors in a former life? Perhaps!
Happy Wednesday!

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The enchanted home said...

This book has my name all over it...going to put it right at the top of my Christmas list! Thanks Barbara, looks magnficent!
Am a happy follower:)

Leslie said...

Scotland is on my bucket list. Gorgeous countryside and such a beautiful home! That hallway .. the rug and the drapes, and I really like the dinning area with the fire place near by.

Toss my name in Barabara! I'l follow you on FB and Twitter.

Donna Vining said...

Barbara what a wonderful giveaway! Beautiful interiors. I liked Vendrone, and of course already follow you FB & Twitter!! Will Tweet the giveaway too!

Melanie said...

What a beautiful giveaway and I'd love to have a copy of The Scottish Country House!

Melanie said...

I liked The Vendome Press on FB

Melanie said...

I became a follower of Hampton Hostess !

Karen Albert said...

I am a follower of course and what a beautiful Giveaway!
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Karen Albert said...

Barbara I like Vendome Press on Facebook!

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Karen Albert said...

I also Like You on Facebook and would love to win this fabulous book!

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therelishedroost said...

So enamored with The UK and the fabulous historic estates that spam the countryside! This is a nook after my own heart. Wonderful blog , will fan and follow!
Thanks for sharing such a lovely offer!
Karolyn- the relished roost

Henhurst Interiors said...

I love the antler-filled front hall and the green room filled with walking sticks and fishing rods - what would one call that? Also actually sighed over the topiary garden. What a beautiful house and setting; I have always felt I was born in the wrong century.
All best,

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carolyn bradford said...

Beautiful book and a fun giveaway! I went to Vendome's Facebook page and liked them, does it count if we are already followers on your page? I hope so! Thanks for doing this…one of these days I'm going to do a give away if it kills me! It sounds like fun! Take care and have a great weekend!

Sally said...

Following Vendome on Facebook :)

Sally said...

Following you via GFC :)

Sally said...

Liked you on Facebook :)

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BarbaraP from MA said...

I've been a follower since I happened upon your post about Ernest Flagg and the building he had designed in NYC. We have a Flagg designed home in the Berkshires which we love! Reminds me

a lot of your post today. (

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Ron C said...

I love the the Hampton Hostess and Venddrone Press. Once the computer is on for the day my first page to read is the Hostess.