Thursday, November 10, 2011

Show and Tell Friday

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!

This week I'm sharing a new book I just bought!  For those of you that watch the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills you may recognize Lisa Vanderpump.  The Real Housewives shows on Bravo are a guilty pleasure of mine!  My favorites are the California shows (Beverly Hills and Orange Country).  Lisa is my absolute favorite housewife on all the shows!  I love her style! I still can't believe she's my age! Oh...how I would love to look like that!!!

Anyway...she has a new book out and I just bought it today.  I've thumbed through it and it looks great, although I wish there were more photos of her beautiful table settings and flower arrangements!  The recipes look great though and I can't wait to try them out! 

The book is called Simply Divine ~ A Guide to Easy, Elegant and Affordable Entertaining.  I bought mine at Barnes and Noble but you can also buy it online at Amazon. 


I picked some pink roses from my garden to add a touch of "Lisa-style" to this photo! Her nickname is Pinky and she has lots of beautiful pink touches in her oh-so-elegant home mansion!

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If you are joining in on Show and Tell Friday, please remember that your Show and Tell needs to be something from your home or garden.  If you would like to join in, please enter your name and leave your exact Show and Tell blog post link, not just your blog link and as a common courtesy link back to my blog.

Thanks to all of you that join in every week!

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43 comments:

Desire Empire said...

Thanks for your party each week. I get so much traffic via your website.

I hope the job hunting is going well, that's if you haven't already been successful.

Loved your last Post on the Ritz Carlton too.

Carolyn xx

Karen said...

I hope you enjoy your book and get lots of great ideas. Thanks for hosting Show And Tell Friday.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Cindy,
Hope all is well and that you are hanging in there. I am sure something will pop up shortly. Thanks for hosting my dear!

Paula
ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Hi Cindy~
Hope you are having a good week!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Ummm . . helloooo . . . you DO look that good! In case you haven't noticed :)

d e l i g h t said...

Hello Cindy, The book looks like something I would really like. Your roses are so pretty! Thank you for hosting.

Kathy said...

Hello Cindy, this book looks amazing! Thank you so much for sharing - your roses are perfect! Thank you for hosting!
Kathy

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Thanks so much for hosting Cindy.

Cindy said...

Hello Cindy,
Your roses are gorgeous! I've never watched any of the Housewives shows, but that looks like a nice book! Thanks for hosting Show and Tell Friday again!
Hugs, Cindy

Diane said...

Those roses are beautiful, I only with that my garden still had flowers growing, everything is bare now and ready for snow...brr cold. Thanks for hosting once again this week. Diane

Sherry said...

How fun Cindy! I think we all have a guilty pleasure! Beautiful roses! Thank you for hosting!
Sherry

Divine Theatre said...

Cindy,

Thank you for the opportunity! I love the title of your book! LOL!

Andie

Faye ~ Wild Rose Vintage said...

Thank you for hosting!
Faye

Sarah said...

Cindy, I've never watched the show, but I'll look for this book. Thanks!

Scribbler said...

Thanks for hosting -- hope your job search is going well. I will check out the book because I love pink.

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Hi Cindy~
Hope you are well!!

xo

Kay Ellen said...

Thank you for hosting a creative and romantic Friday Cindy!

Kay Ellen

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I saw this book today in Barnes & Noble! I was in there to find a book to help me grow my blog when I saw it. There were some beautiful photos in it. I'm linking up today. Thank you for hosting.

AshTreeCottage said...

Lisa Vanderpump is my favorite housewife too. Maybe we should talk to Bravo and get them to feature us as the Real Housewives (or Not) of Blogland. Good luck on your job search. With all of your talent, you are sure to find something perfect for you very soon!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Theresa said...

Thank you for the party! your roses are beautiful, enjoy you book! t.xoxo

Kathy said...

Thanks for hosting, Cindy! Those roses are stunning.

Kerry Rossow said...

Your images are a.ma.zing! Thank you for hosting!
Kerry at HouseTalkN

Cinnamon Rose Cottage said...

Thank you so much for hosting! Love your blog everything is beautiful!
Have a great day,
Beverly

Sarah said...

Enjoy your new book! What a nice indulgence...and your flowers are beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity to link up!

Sarah

Veronica said...

Hi Cindy. I am so happy that I can finally link something to your party that fits in! Yippee!! Your books looks de lovely!!

Veronica
Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

Vicki said...

I echo what somebody else said...you DO look that good, Cindy. I think you look fab in the fifties, so don't forget it; seriously, look at what you've done for yourself and your health, with losing weight, cute hair, fun personality and intelligent...yes, true, none of us here probably have this gal's wealth but real "style" is worth a heckuva lot!!!

Gotta admit, I never started the "Real Housewives" shows. At the time, I felt I was already watching too many reality shows. These in CA I probably could have liked; never too late to start. Looks like the kind of book content to drool over. Even just the yummy peachy and pink colors are enough for me (your roses are so pretty; mine outside are now all faded and disappearing although my mom has a yellow rosebush which is prolific, with blooms the size of small hams!).

I'm glad you're doing things for yourself right now, while you have the job uncertainty. A good book is a good distraction. You just can't stop living when you have the worry of unemployment or it will reflect in your interviews. Soothe yourself with whatever pretty thing you've got, keep your hope up and don't miss the beauty of the holiday season. Sending you a big hug ('cause I've been there and it can gnaw at you, obviously!). I just talked to a woman yesterday who'd started a new job two days ago and she was absolutely bubbly; it'll happen to you, too!

Vicki Again said...

Okay, so I took your lead, went to Amazon and ordered Lisa's book. Thanks for the tip. In reading about her, she's not just a pretty face (although, yes, she has a pretty face!), owning two restaurants and writing a lifestyle column. I love to look at these kinds of books and dream. I'll take whatever de-stressor comes along (if I can afford it!). We all need the occasional indulgence!

Maybe you could write to her and tell her you've featured her in your blog. You could snag an intro. Who knows where it might lead. Look at Sandi over at Shabby Streamside. She's even featured in Rachel Ashwell's latest book now! And been on Nate Berkus' TV show. And I think in ELLE magazine. Promote yourself...shamelessly, Cindy! Like we've all told you, you also have great style. Even in the old days before the internet, I would write to authors via their publisher and you can't imagine the nice, personalized, sometimes written-by-their-own-hand responses!

Redo 101 said...

Wow, I could spend the whole day visiting the bloggers who linked ahead of me - so much awesome eye candy! Thanks for hostessing another great party!

Curtains In My Tree said...

Cindy your roses are so pretty and it's 31 degrees here.I do still have some geraniums blooming because they can take cold weather.

Wouldn't ya love to live like the housewifes of beverly Hills for just a year? I would shop myself to death and would loose some weight doing it.LOL

Fabiana ~ Ciao! Newport Beach said...

I love Lisa V. I blog about those BH and OC housewives a bit here and there too! Pop over for a visit real soon.

Those housewives are pretty entertaining, so I've go to check out Lisa's new book...Thanks!

ciao

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

Hi Cindy,

No matter how hard I try, the thumbnail won't show on #305. Is there anyway you can help me from your end? The link works fine...crazy. Thanks for the party and pix of the Ritz...pinned!

Kahli said...

Thanks for hosting! Love the roses!

Life with L said...

Hi Cindy...Love the name. My sister's name is Cynthia. We always called her Cindy. She died in 2004.
I started collecting some design and entertaining books as well. It's so much fun and inspiring. Thanks for sharing and hosting. Enjoy your week-end. Linda

Dana @ Cooking At Cafe D said...

Thank you for hosting your party each week. I love posting here.

You’ve helped to inspire me to start my own Friday FREE-FOR-ALL Linky Party. It’s still open if you want to drop by and help a brand new Linky Party get off the ground.

It’s at http://www.cookingatcafed.com/2011/11/friday-free-for-all-linky-party.html

All the best,
Dana @ Cooking At Cafe D

HHL said...

Thanks for bring together such fabulous inspirations!!! I'm off to visit now... and hope to be participating in the future... Love your roses! xo HHL

stefanie said...

she is my favorite too!!!!!

Pamela said...

Love, love this post. I got to peek inside the book a bit through Amazon. I will have that one on my Christmas list! The roses are beautiful!

Pamela said...

Love, love this post. I got to peek inside the book a bit through Amazon. I will have that one on my Christmas list! The roses are beautiful!

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Kathleen said...

I'm new to your blog... The flowers were gorgeous!

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Anne Lyken-Garner said...

Wow! There are so many here. It's hard to get through them all. They're all fantastic, though.

Susan said...

Your table looks so pretty!

{{{hugs}}}