Saturday, January 14, 2012

Jeanne d’Arc Living Giveaway


It just occurred to me the other day that I need to do a giveaway to celebrate the New Year.
I know we’re  already 1/2 way through the first month.
No matter…..
it’s the thought that counts right?


It's a little token to thank everyone that comes here to visit,
leaving comments of encouragement, emailing me so we can really get to know each other,
and to thank the lurkers….the kind people that don’t have blogs
but stop by to see what’s going on in our life.
I say “our” life because as much as George would rather I keep him out
of it……I just keep pulling him back in.
What can I say….he’s more interesting then me.
I know the kitties are for sure but they like the press....haha

The last couple of years I have been lucky enough to have met some of the people that read my blog.
When they say
“ I read your blog”
“Oh my gosh you do???”
that’s not really what I say…. just what I say in my head.
I don’t even know what I actually say, I’m usually so shocked.

Keeps me on my toes…..
and to tell you the truth scares me a little when I’m about to hit that
Publish button.
I guess we all do that on occasion.
Helps me to think I’m writing to a friend…..
and  I am.
I knew I loved blogs before I had one of my own and thought it would be fun but never imagined
it would bring me such great friends.
Women who love all the same things I love too.
I'm so thankful for that.

OK back to the giveaway!



As you may have guessed the Giveaway is the current issue of
Jeanne d’Arc Living magazine.
All you need to do is leave a comment here and let me know what you
like about the Nordic French look of Jeanne d”Arc Living.

Spread the word  by blogging it or leaving a link on your sidebar for a second chance.
No need to follow but if you’d like to then,
 Welcome , 
and I will give you a third chance.
You don’t need to leave separate comments to tell me so,
just how many entries.

Giveaway is open to anyone.

For anyone that has already ordered this issue from me and wins I will send you issue #2.
Giveaway will end on Saturday Jan. 21st at noon eastern time.

Thank you for entering and good luck!

Winner has been picked.
go Here and see the winner.


Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Carole,
A great idea for a giveaway!
I took a peek at Evi's new copy of JDL that you sent her and loved it all!
I will put this up on my sidebar to help spread the word. Hope you and George have a great weekend!
the girl with the sack over her head
thanks a lot!! :)

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

I have three issues of this amazing magazine and cherish each one. Just this morning I was leafing through an old one trying to figure out how they do those "grayed" photos. :) I just decorated our front porch in a sorta Nordic theme and love it. Thank you for offering this fabulous give-away and I would love to be included. And I am following too. :) Have a wonderful weekend. xo

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Carole!

I love JdA French/Nordic style. That's where the inspiration came from when designing & building our kitchen cabinets, and the direction I'm taking our cottage interior. Light, bright, clutter free, with great texture and interesting vintage finds. Love it!

Know you've been so very busy with the Christmas season and now I suppose it's time to start preparing for Spring. And although I do not always leave a comment, I do follow and love everything you share.


Honor said...

With the passage of time I find I want to "pare down". So what I like about the magazine is how beautiful and attainable it makes the austere. Life, words and home can always benefit from thoughtful editing.

Thank you for this opportunity at winning an edition of this inspiring publication!

Deb said...

Happy New Year Carole
Thank you for the opportunity to win this beautiful magazine! I think what I like most about the Nordic French look of Jeanne d Arc Living is the feeling of clutter free warmth ~ each vignette has a wonderful feeling of HOME ♥

Dorthe said...

Hi dear Carole,
That is a lovely giveaway- I know, as it is already in my home :)- so thankyou for the opertunity, and good luck to everyone...
A lovely week-end to you .

lala said...

When driving through Denmark I found a copy of the magazine - to me it symbolizes serenity and peace, my goals for 2012.

Handgathered said...

I've never read this magazine but when I come upon pictures of the covers on blogs, it never fails to catch my attention. I am curious about opening that first page and seeing what this mag is about. Maybe I'll get that chance? Fondly, Anni/Handgathered

It's me said...

Only come and wishing you a happy weekend from


Oh please count me in Carol! I love JDL for the wonderful authenticity the rooms show. Simple, but old and lovely. Perfect combo!



I swear I added the e on the end of your name...but it isn't showing up. Anyway, CarolE, thanks for the chance!


okcamp said...

Hi Carol,
Thank you for having this giveaway.

What I like about Nordic style is how it uses natural materials mixed with modern European pieces. JDL can make a sleek, ultra-modern plastic chair look completely at home next to a stripped primitive chest. It's a great magazine. Very chic! I'd love to win.

okcamp said...

I just became a follower. I found your blog through Laura at 52Flea. Thanks.

Olive said...

Carole, how kind you are. I have never read this magazine and need no more addictions but here goes! Thanks lovey for this sweet giveaway. hugs♥Olive

Unknown said...

i've been dyeing to get my hands on that issue. such a lovely giveaway. merci for the opportunity to win and tfs! ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi sweet Carole! I definitely am your follower-you are always so kind to chat with and to guide me along!
I, of course would love a chance to win this gorgeous mag...the first one I received from you not too long ago and I LOVE the bright, clean wholesome nature of it all!!! It is hard to put in words.
Thanks for the opportunity~
Blessings to you and yours today~
ps...lurkers-please define. : )

Carol said...

Happy New Year, Carole. How sweet of you to share a copy of Jeanne D'arc with a lucky reader. For me , I love the simple serenity that the Nordic decorating style bring into a home. Thank you for sharing your adventures with me.



Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Hi there Carole,
First of all, sorry that I missed your last was the one I was looking forward to seeing ..... the one with the presents !!!! I've had a look now and you are all so clever. The presents and the way you all wrap them are beautiful.
Well, Jeanne d'Arc Living is the only magazine that I buy on a regular basis now but, I haven't got this current issue. It is the most beautiful interiors magazine on the planet bar NONE !! I adore every page, every recipe, every little detail. I love ALL of the houses that they show, the flowers in the summer, the Christmas decorations, the pages giving details of where to get things, the clothes, the interiors ..... EVERYTHING..... every last little detail !!
It's a wonderful giveaway and, I shall put it on my sidebar.
Oh, and thanks for your lovely comment. I wish that I could have seen you, dancing to the music !! XXXX

Rebecca said...

Hi Carole...
Middle of January already! I don't get it. Is it just me or has someone out there been messing with the big clock in the sky that doles out the minutes. Somehow it just goes faster and faster.
Love this mag as you well know. Throw my hat in - I always enjoy coming over here.
I hope your days are good... so glad I found you and can call you friend.

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

How perfect to share such beauty.
I'm not entering your contest as you know my copy is on its way.
Just stopped by to say hello.
Tata for now Carole.
Susan x

Lisa DeNunzio said...

OK, OK. I have reconsidered. Even though I am a very recent follower, I would love to win this beautiful magazine. Please enter me in your giveaway. Many thanks. Lisa

Patti said...

I am a follower and frequent lurker on your lovely blog ;) This magazine intrigues me so and I have never seen it in shops. I love the clean calm colorsn and lines of the Nordic French look, yet how it still speaks a story of history and times gone by...
Blessings, Patti

Secondhandrose said...

I have purchased several JDL magazines from you in the past. I like that the style is available to everyone. You don't need alot of money or precious things. And I like the text translation to english and the little odd terms here and there. I learn something new everytime. Please enter me in your giveaway and I will become a follower. thanks, karen

time worn interiors said...

What a great giveaway! I love this magazine! I would love to win it!

I can't believe Jan. is half over either! Wow! Where does time go?


Draffin Bears said...

Hello Carole,

Always a delight to come and visit you and what a very kind and generous giveaway you are having.
Jeanne d'Arc is a gorgeous magazine, love the style and would love to emulate a little of this look around my home and life and be inspired by everything.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend

oldgreymare said...

I'm in, I'm in!!! I love it, love you, so I win no matter what. <3

Michy said...

thank you for this beautiful opportunity .I adore JDL, this year had really definite to acquire his magazine ( Italy he is hard to please find who sends it )!

Sueann said...

I love the look and feel of this elegant, victorian-like magazine!! Great giveaway!'
I am a follower of your blog too!!

Anne said...

I recently discovered JDL and I had to order all the past copies from last year.I am still enjoying these.They are so inspirational and wonderful to look at.

sweetpea said...

carole, i have loved this look ever since i first laid eyes on it. it's just so peaceful and uncluttered and i love the mix of industrial and feminine. happy new year friend and yes i am a follower.



Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

I love the French Nordic style for its romantic simplicity.

I've added your giveaway to my sidebar, Carole, AND I am a follower. ;)

Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh Carole! This was the first issue in a long time that I couldn't order! So, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I win this issue! I'm missing my JDA "fix"! lol! Hmmmm....what do I like about the JDA style? How about EVERYTHING - because my entire house is decorated in her style? :) Thanks for this giveaway, Carole! ♥

xoxo laurie

Heaven's Walk said...

I'm posting it on my sidebar, girlie! ♥

xoxo laurie

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh, and btw? Know that you are loved and admired out in this wonderful blogging community, Carole. :)

xoxo laurie

Beth said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I have purchased several copies of JDA magazine and have enjoyed each one. I frequently look back at them because I adore the serene and romantic elegance conveyed in each photograph.

Thank you for this opportunity. My contact info is bwrawling at

Many blessings to you,

Beth said...

I also am a happy follower. Thanks for all of the beauty and inspiration you provide in your blog.


Cindy@ French Grey said...

Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway! I am a lurker and now a follower! I have just recently discovered JDL and I love it! Living in a Northern region I love all the white and how it reflects light! The French-Nordic style is simple, vintage and the perfect color pallet. I will share this giveaway in my post tomorrow! So put me in for 3 entries 'cause I really want to win :)

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh tempt me so...I love EVERYTHING in these beautiful publications and would LOVE to be entered into your giveaway!!! Thanks so much for opportunity, hugs and love, Dawn

Shane Pollard said...

Dear Carole

Oh I'm so happy I can now leave a comment for you!!

I think I told you I'm now in love with JDL - and the bits you've showed us from this copy look amazing - such a sweet giveaway - thank you for your kindness - again!!

I love the French Nordic white and grey colour palette. I particlarly love bleached wooden floor boards, white washed wooden shutters - there's a simplicity about it that appeals to me.

I'll mention it on my little blog on my next post tomorrow!

Shane x

Nella Miller said...

Carol, your new blog banner is lovely and so reflective of the Jeanne d'Arc sensibility, which we all love. I guess what appeals to me the most about it is, the simple and unpretentious way these interiors celebrate the beauty of Nature. This is what is most evident to me. I am very happy to enter your give away.....and hope to win!!!


Romeo said...

Hmmmmm, what do we love about JDL? Our most treasured pictures in this publication are those with the honest white finishes, the flowers (especially the pink ones), the natural elements incorporated into the home, and the quality of the paper. What? Hey, it's me, Romeo, a cat who lays on magazines can tell you what quality paper is and THIS is important. Just ask one of yours ;)

Please enter us twice - we would LOVE to win a copy of this maagazine. And I promise I would let "her" look at it before I drooled on it....


Romeo and "her"

erin's art and gardens said...

oh i am sooo relieved! all weekend i have been trying to leave a comment and for some reason could not?? hmmm...weird...anyhoo, what a fabulous give away, carole! i love the magazine because the look is beautifully simple AND simply beautiful (corny, but true). thanks for the opportunity, sweets!
love the new header!

Pollyanna said...

Oh Please choose me. I would love a copy, I adore this magazine... the calming, cool palate it favors is refreshing and serene at the same time. Visiting from 52 Flea!

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

What a fabulous giveaway Carole! You should never be surprised that we read your blog. I'm always inspired here. You capture the Nordic style well, and what's not to love about it? Clean white walls & furniture..tarnished silver...vintage linens...and gorgeous natural elements. fingers are crossed.
- Susan

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Carole
Well what's not to love about your blog and JDL. .both capture that spirit of ?? peace.. yes.. that's what i think it is.. finding beauty in the everyday..

As much as I love colour in artwork.. I do love neutral decor and JDL does that to perfection... space for the imagination to wander.

Have a great week.. I'm off to check out the last post i missed.. [darn internet].. ciao ciao xxx Julie

Blessed Serendipity said...

I haven't ever seen a copy of this magazine before but I know it must be wonderful and full of inspiring and serene decorating ideas. I would love to enter to win a copy. I already am following you.


It's me said...

Nice banner !!! ...may i ask if i win...will you send another magazine ?? hahahahaha!! love from

Susan said...

Good morning. I am a new follower and enjoyed reading your blog today. Great giveaway, count me in please.

White Ironstone Cottage said...

I found you from Laura at 52 flea LOVE your blog and I am your newest follower
Would love to win the magazine too
Thanks for a fun giveaway

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Just put it on my sidebar too

Heather said...

Hi, my name is Heather! Please email me when you can, I have a question about your blog!


Ariadne said...

I love the French Nordic style for the whites and off whites in its pallette and the so relaxing atmosphere! I know how you mean about publishing your life and inner thoughts!Still we love doing it!I am a follower!
AriadnefromGreece! said...

Hi Carole:)
What a nice thing to do. These publications are so beautiful that they always wind up in my library to look at over and over. They just know how to make us want more of what they do best!
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Anonymous said...

would sooooo love to
win this magazine.
Thanks for the opportunity .
Carole R.

Lady Pamela said...

I have tried so hard to get a copy of this, but every time I have the $$ they are sold out. Maybe this is the way. What a generous offer. I follow via email. Thanks so much.

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

Thanks, Carole, for this opportunity. I love the romantic, clean aesthetic depicted on the pages of JDL and would love the chance to win this giveaway.

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

I am already a follower and love reading your inspiring posts. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

Unknown said...

Ohhh Pick me!! I LOVE Jean D'arc Living! The Nordic French style is what I've gravitated to for years, and only recently have I been able to call it that! I'm having a give-a-way, too! Two Santos crowns and Six Ex Voto Hearts to some very lucky folks, indeed!


~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage

Unknown said...

What I like best are the pictures! They all look delicious even if they don't feature food:)

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

WOW! Now, that's one grand giveaway. I love this magazine.....and have several past issues, but it's so darn expensive I don't treat myself often. Am crazy about that look. I actually knew nothing about it until I started blogging......isn't it just so pretty and serene? If I could start over that's what I'd go for. I have a LOT more color so starting over would be super spendy, wouldn't it? :-)

Please throw me into the hoping to be the lucky chickie.


the old white house said...

hi Carole! I would love to wind this issue, or any issue for that matter! I have fallen in love with the style the first time I saw it. It feels so peaceful and earthy. I want to paint all of our rooms white and have been trying to clear the clutter. Slowly, slowly, it's like weening myself from coffee... no, that's not a good example, because that would be impossible! LOL I'm rambling now, but you get the point, right? I love JDA!
Please throw my name in the hat! t.xoxoxo

the old white house said...

Your giveaway now proudly resides on my sidebar!!Thanks for the chance! t.xoxoxo

she dreams big! said...

I like to think that I am from Nordic stock - does a Norwegian grandmother count? I must be because my style is definitely clean lines, simple decorations and of course, neutral colors! I drool over this magazine every time I get a chance! Thanks for the chance to win one of my very own!

she dreams big! said...

Thanks for allowing me to be one of your followers! I always find inspiration here!

she dreams big! said...

It is there . . . right there on my sidebar! Come check it out!

Anita said...

Carole, what a lovely giveaway! I have let all my other magazine subscriptions go in favor of Jeanne D'Arc ! It is a step back in time--the soft, subdued palette of colors, the thought that somewhere in the world, people actually have time to make the old-fashioned Christmas figure ornaments shown in the Christmas issue of "Living", to go into their gardens to pick berries for making infused oils and brandies! Americans can learn much from our European 'cousins'!
Love reading your blog, though I confess I haven't much time to do so, and you have the (perhaps dubious??) honor of being the first person whose blog I have ever left a comment on! Would you please put me down for two entries?
Thank you for a lovely and inspiring site! Many Blessings! Anita

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in your giveaway.
I like the simple kind of living that Jeanne D'Arc professes.

Karen said...

Hi Carole, I love this magazine. I like the calm simplicity of the French Nordic style

Anonymous said...

Hi Carole,

I don't have a blog but would love to be entered in your wonderful giveaway. I love Jeanne D'Arc Living because it is so peaceful & serene to sit down and look at . The decor in the magazine is so beautiful & neutral and I love all of the white, grey, and beige. I have four copies of the magazine which I bought from your gorgeous shop back in December. It was a pleasure to meet you & your husband and some of your adorable kitties! Thanks for the opportunity!


Suzie Button said...

I love this look as to me it's timeless, never out of fashion! Thank you for such a sweet giveaway! Susan purrpage3 at verizon dot net

Suzie Button said...

I put your giveaway on the sidebar of my blog too! Susan purrpage3 at verizon dot net

Suzie Button said...

I am a new follower, I found you through Pinterest! You had a lovely project posted there! Susan purrpage3 at verizon dot net

A New England Life said...

You have such a gift for gab, Carole. I swear you crack me up! If we ever meet I won't have to worry about filling in the silent moments ; ) I was just telling my husband this morning that I'd love to come back down to RI in the late spring! Doubt it will happen but you never know!

Count me in on the giveaway! I love anything romantic and vintage with creamy whites!!! Who doesn't though.

Have a wonderful Friday!


Barbara W. said...

I just discovered your blog through Flea 52 and would love to win a copy of JDL. It looks very interesting. Thank you for the chance to win!

liz said...

Hi Carole,

I would absolutely love to win a copy of Jeanne d'Arc Living. The weather has been frightful this past week with minus 30 C & a howling wind. There's nothing that would please me more than to win a copy of JDL to curl up with on these long winter nights. The look is so soothing & simple (I have pored over the web-site many times) & to have my very own copy of the magazine would keep me going until spring.

Here's hoping....Thanks for sharing you pics, stories & inspiration!

VioletCo. said...

Hi Carole,
I'm a new follower and bought my first issue of Jeanne d'Arc Living from you in December. I think what I love most is that warm feeling that washes over me when I look at all the lovely pictures. It's like my spirit says "Ahhh!" Thanks for the chance to win!

Susan said...

Hi Carole, I am a follower, adn love this magazine. I love the romantic yet clean look of Scandinavian/French style.