Cabbages & Roses Book Review & Giveaway

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I sure hope you all are not tired of book giveaways yet.  I seem to be getting lots of good ones.  To be honest, I really had no idea about the popularity of Cabbages and Roses or Christina Strutt, for that matter.  But, when I was sent an email to ask if I wanted to receive a copy of  her new book, At Home with Country, for myself  to keep and review and a giveaway to one of my readers, I just knew it would be a good fit with all of you too.

Cabbages and Roses is a brand all about home, clothes and fabric.  Take a look at the website and see for yourself.  Did you know about Cabbages and Roses? They even have a blog!   I must have been living under a cabbage leaf, because I certainly did not.  I’m happy to be enlightened.  🙂

I mean, take a look at that cover!  How could that not draw you in? It’s a beautiful book, chock full of inspiring pics with that English country feel:  cozy, calm, and serene.Featuring residences in both the US and the UK, Christina tackles industrial, cosmopolitan, cottage and urban spaces finding unique ways to infuse country and rustic English style and her romantic products into the interior and exterior design. More than makeovers, the book features Cabbages & Roses style of fusing old and new together to create décor that evokes warmth, sophistication and emotion, with defining prints and luscious signature products.

From rural retreats to English manor houses, from New York city apartments to enchanting Cape Cod beachside homes sumptuous photography captures the charm that English Country styling creates.  April 2010 marks the brand’s 10th Anniversary and, to honor this milestone, At Home with Country will be released transcontinentally throughout both Europe (April) and North
America (March).

Christina Strutt began developing Cabbages & Roses in a barn in Somerset, and in the past ten years, has guided the growth of the brand from a small mail order company into a versatile and highly recognizable lifestyle brand with a globally expanding business. Prior to Cabbages and Roses, Christina was a stylist in the US and the UK, as well as for international editions of Vogue, Victoria, Interiors and other publications. Her previous books include A Guide to Green Housekeeping (CICO), Romantic Home Sewing (Potter Craft), and Decorating Vintage Style (Hearst/Sterling).So, if you’d LOVE to win a copy of this book for yourself and I can’t imagine anyone who would not want this book on your personal library shelf, just leave a comment and tell me if you already knew about Cabbages and Roses?  I would love to hear how many were aware of the brand or the books. I’ll draw a name via on Monday evening.

Someone asked me if those without blogs are eligible to win giveaways and YES, absolutely!!  Everyone who signs up, with or without a blog can win any of my giveaways. does the choosing, not me!

And, if any of you live in the NYC area, Christina will be signing books next Thursday, May 20th so you just may want to show up and meet her.

Don’t forget to leave a comment for the book giveaway!!


Here’s one more thing to take note of this month:

Pampered Chef is helping to fight cancer for the month of May with the Power of Pink promotion:

Currently, Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer among women in the United States. Since 2000, The Pampered Chef® has supported the power of pink by raising nearly $8 million for the American Cancer Society® through our Help Whip Cancer® campaign. We are proud to be one of the leading corporate contributors in the fight to raise awareness and funds for early detection and prevention programs.

In May, The Pampered Chef® will offer exclusive pink & white products including Dots Martini Glasses, a Color Coated Tomato Knife, Twixit! Clip Combo Pack, Reusable Shopping Bags, and delicious Sweet Honey Vanilla Sprinkles.

For each pink product purchased, we’ll make a $1 donation to the American Cancer Society®.

- Rhoda


  1. I have never heard of Cabbages and Roses until today, but I would love to know more! Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. I have not heard of Cabbage and Roses but this is definately my decorating style. Love it!

  3. I love the country look. What a great book!

  4. I heard about Cabbages & Roses via another blog. This is what I would really like to do with my house. I’ve made a start with my spare bedroom. Hope I win the book.
    Love your site. I visit often.

  5. Mary Jo Griffin says

    I only read about Cabbages & Roses on Rhoda’s “Southern Hospitality” but what I see on the cover and inside peeks makes my “mouth water”!!!!!!!!! Thanks for all the great give aways! Your blog is informative and entertaining.

  6. I woud love to win , looks like a great book, Ive never heard of it.

  7. I love the English country look, with a little French country and true Southern thrown in. I love houses that embrace you and comfort you, not that make you want to tiptoe through in case of disturbing the items therein! Yuck!
    I would big puffy heart LOVE to win this!

  8. I had not heard of Cabbage and Roses, but I love their look. I would love to win!

  9. What a fantastic book! I love decorating books. Hope I win!
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