Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Chinoiserie Chic Turns 1 & A Giveaway


Chinoiserie Chic has just celebrated one year. After 388 posts, I still feel that I have barely scratched the surface of this subject. The dining room below by Ruthie Sommers was in my first post introducing Chinoiserie Chic. I would never have dreamed of all the wonderful experiences and opportunities this blog has brought me. As a little thank you to all of you who follow Chinoiserie Chic, I would like to give away a copy of Joe Nye's new book Flair. Just leave a comment on this post by midnight (ET) this Friday, May 14th and you'll be entered. I'll announce the winner of the book on Saturday. If you have any ideas on topics you'd like to see covered, please mention that in your comment. Thanks for all your loyalty, emails, and comments. I look forward to another fun year here.




62 comments:

l.alden said...

Happy happy 1st birthday! You're blog is the perfect read for chinoiserie lovers! Thanks for working so hard to make it great. :) I recently picked up this book for a friend, and now am wishing I had purchased a copy for myself as well! Crossing my fingers that I win!

ginny said...

Happy Birthday! Love everything you post!

The Shiny Pebble said...

Wow Beth! Only 1? And look at all of the wonderful material you have covered. That is amazing! Congratulations my dear. Thank you so much for all of the time and effort you have put on this blog educating and entertaining all of us.

Steve is in China and I thought about asking you what he should bring me from there. Last time he brought me two mongolian white jade fu dogs. They are fab! So maybe one day you could do a post on what are good artistic chinese items goes in chinoiserie. I thought of silk, but I didn't even know what to ask for, since he would be the one buying...

Rielah said...

Happy Birthday! As a fan of chinoiserie, the first thing I do each morning is make a cup of coffee and read your blog. Brightens my day. :)

Belle on Heels said...

bon anniversaire!

Fabulously french said...

Joyeux anniversaire Beth and merci beaucoup for offering such a gorgeous giveaway :-)

A bientot,

Leeann x

La Maison Fou said...

Happy Birthday CC.....
What a fun looking book. I love so many of the design books; I may have to start a library.
L.

jdover said...

Happy 1st Birthday! Love reading your posts everyday..thank you!

Pigtown-Design said...

Happy Anniversary, Beth! Your blog has been an inspiration and an education! Thank you so very much!!!

The Huntress said...

Happy 1st B-day! Love you blog, keep up the good work.

Amy

paperjunk-lc said...

Happy Anniversary. Your blog is a daily dose of elegance.

Mary said...

Happy 1st Birthday. Thanks for providing all the chinois lovers a place to connect!

Starfish and Sundresses said...

Happy 1st Birthday Beth! Look at all the amazing chinoiserie inspiration you've brought us in the past year. Can't wait to see what is in store in the year to come! xx

Karena said...

Beth congratulations! I would love Joe's book, I know it is wonderful! Fingers crossed.

Karena
Art by Karena

home before dark said...

I think you leaped into the blog world fully formed on the head of Zeus...or at least a foo dog. Your blog has been a delightful romp around the world and back. It's been fun watching your work being acknowledged by others. Happy one.

Jaye said...

Love to pull up your blog each day and see the new and interesting tidbits you have waiting for us! Thank you for your committment to your blog and readers, you put forth way more effort than a lot of other bloggers out there. I know that it is a full time job in itself. So with that....Happy 1st Birthday, and many more. Love the Joe Nye book, and you too!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Congratulations and Happy Birthday! Also good work on posting daily! Sadly I let that lapse on my own blog over a year ago: it's a slippery slope.

Vickie H. said...

Happy 1st Birthday, Beth. Chinoiserie Chic is always my first guilty pleasure of every single day. Never want to be without it and you! "Home Before Dark" said it best: delightful romp! Here's to many, many more interesting and exciting posts from you to us. Lovely give away. Crossing my fingers for more good fortune to come my way.
Thank you for all you do!

PJS said...

Happy Birthday! You're one of my (few) daily must-reads, and have inspired the look of my guest bedroom...

Jessica said...

Yay! Congrats!! I too love anything chinoiserie- it's timeless.

Averill said...

Happy blogoversary, Beth! CC has been a continuous source of inspiration for me and I've really enjoyed getting to know you in the process. Keep up the fantastic work!

Possible blog post: Chinoiserie for Children. Lately I've been seeing a ton of gorgeous children's rooms and nurseries incorporating chinoiserie.

Samantha said...

Congratulations on your first of what I hope are many, many more years of Chinoiserie Chic! Your blog is an absolute delight, a cheerful and beautiful antidote to the blah-ness that can creep into modern life if we aren't careful.

Who was it that said "Weird is not interesting. Beautiful is interesting"?

Chinoiserie Chic will definitely keep us interested!

The Girl and the Cupcake said...

I honestly just discovered your blog and already am hooked! I would love to see more eBay chinoiserie finds from you.

Kathy said...

Hi Beth,
Absolutely LOVE your blog! I have only recently discovered it but have so enjoyed reading it every day. You have a wonderful eye for design.....I am so happy that Chinoiserie is not dead...it's such a beautiful addition to any home. Congrats on your first year....keep up the GREAT work!
Kathy

Where the Style Things Are said...

congratulations! I love your blog and it was one of the first ones I began reading every day before starting my blog! keep up the GREAT work.

Mary Catherine said...

Happy Anniversary! I love your blog!

Harrison Howard said...

Congratulations on the anniversay of Chinoiserie Chic Beth, and also on being so consistent. You've done a lot of great posts during the past year.

Taylor said...

Happy Blog- birthday!
what a fun blog... and what a fun subject. thanks for the inspiration daily! you've done a great job!

Taylor said...

Happy Blog- birthday!
what a great blog and a great subject.
thanks for the inspiration!

Cameron said...

Bon Anniversaire Chinoiserie Chic!!!

Thanks for filling my need for Asian-inspired decor. I'd love to see more Mughal or Indian things too if you're interested in that.

Thanks,
Cameron
CameronBBruns@gmail.com
http://Cettvieverte.blogspot.com

Mirra said...

Happy 1st Anniversary! I love your blog and have fun following it!

Aesthetic Oiseau said...

Happy blog birthday! You know you always keep me inspired with your Chinoiserie finds...

Teresa Hatfield said...

Congratulations! Love your blog.
Teresa

Dagny @ Scandinavian Chic said...

I'm in!! And congrats with your one year anniversary! You know I'm a huge chinoserie fan, and you're my expert ;)

xoxo
dagny

anna lisa said...

I really enjoy your blog ♥

*Chic Provence* said...

Happy First Birthday Beth! wow, you have logged a lot of miles in one year!! and every bit is fabulous!

Crossing fingers for Joe Nye book, thanks!!

bisous!

Kit

Ruby said...

Happy Birthday! Never miss a post and often share them via FB !

I am working on my apartment bit by bit , piece by piece and your posts have given me so much inspiration!

The book would be an amazing thing to own and to also dream and drool over !!!


email me if I win :o)
rockabillyruby66@yahoo.com

jjohnson said...

Happy 1st anniversary. Love your blog and the timeless appeal of chinoiserie!

Would love to win Joe Nye's beautiful book!

Beetle said...

Happy Birthday! I love your posts. What a lovely giveaway to your readers! Who will be the lucky one?
thorandellie[at]gmail[dot]com

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Happy Birthday! I love your blog and am impressed with your posting frequency!

THE DARLSON'S said...

I would love a copy of that book! Happy Blog Birthday!

Marija said...

Happy Blog Birthday! I can honestly say that you are one of the only blogs I read regularly pre-my blogging days. And even now, your posts are ones that I find myself consistently bookmarking! Thanks for all of the inspiration! How about a post about chinoiserie in the garden or outdoor decor. My backyard is a disaster and I know you could help :)

Congratulations!

Marija

Kerri said...

Happy 1st Birthday!! I always find your blog so inspirational, so thank you for the past year, and here's to many, many more. K xx

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Congratulations on your milestone, Beth! Wishing you another year filled with inspiration. You do a fabulous job!
Catherine

domesticgoddess said...

Happy Birthday and Congratulations. I really do appreciate all the hard work you put in to your posts for readers like me. As someone who appreciates Chinoiserie almost as much as you, your blog has become an essential daily read and has helped me so much in decorating my new home.

Again, well done and much thanks!

ArchitecturalBlack said...

Congrats for one year! I just found this blog two nights ago and thought it was so special. I would love Joe Nye's new book!

The Glam Lamb said...

Congrats on your first year blogging!! Just an idea... i'd love to see how and where you've mixed high and low prices for your own home... like splurged here, but got a steal here! that would be awesome!

Erica said...

Happy birthday! Just found your blog a couple of weeks ago; thrilled about it. Wonderful content. :)

grace said...

Congratulations on your first birthday! I love your blog!

monkeygrasshill said...

Finding your blog is going to be very expensive for me. You're table setting suggestions are must haves/will soon haves. :)

Julie

sweeticedtea said...

Oh pretty, pretty please... this book looks lovely!

Just discovered your blog today. Love it!

material girl said...

I discovered your blog a few months ago and it is now my favorite. I love all things chinoiserie and was so excited to find a blog devoted to the subject.

Love the black wine glasses. I have a set of Noritake Crystal Palais black wine glasses.

Would love to see a post on Chinoiserie antiques.

sweeticedtea said...

Just found you.

Love it!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Okay - congrats on your blog anniversary. My love of chinoiserie grows each day and you are my go-to place for inspiration, ideas and beautiful images. Fingers crossed on the giveaway!

Lindsey said...

I'm so excited about this book! I am always looking for tabletop inspiration and anything Chinoiserie is an added bonus.
cheers!

Liza said...

happy, happy! am new to your blog, but look forward to your posts everyday - such a great resource for inspriation!

bazaarofserendipity said...

owww hope i win!!! happy birthday! ;)

www.bazaarofserendipity.blogspot.com

Petit Chinoiserie said...

Oh my! I am so very flattered my mother's gift was included in a post. And thank you for sharing the diverse nature of chinoserie. It has deepened my obsession for all things bamboo, pink and green. As for a possible topic, I would love to know your favorite chinoserie influenced hotels.

Carrie said...

Happy Birthday! I'm so glad I found this wonderful blog just in time for our master bedroom redo. You've helped me make braver choices!

tricia said...

How lovely to have one of my favorite blogs be one that posts so many times in only a year !! You taught me that what I have been drawn to over the last 25years of decorating has a name. And it actually isn't just "Pottery Barn" :) Yay for "Chinoiserie". Big thanks for all you do. Patty

Susan Bee said...

First I found the Annie Selke bed, then I found your blog, and then I was officially out of my mid-century rut. Thank you for a year of inspiration and for my obsession with terribly expensive hand-painted wallpaper. Happy Anniversary! (The book looks lovely...)

++Lena++ said...

I am so happy I found your blog. I love everything China....

xxx