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Entertaining peek of my book- and $500 Arte Italica Giveaway

Did you know that my book French Country Cottage isn't only about decorating and design?



It is about inspiration and the story behind my style. There is outdoor living, celebrations and holiday and there is so. much. more.


221 pages of what inspires me and the chapters represent my blog and what I share here.
It is the story about how I first fell in love with my style, the house and the renovations...
like 'the girl behind the curtain' which shares a bit more of 'me'.



And you will find so much more than just home photos- there are beach bike photos (yes!!) and holiday- and I also did a chapter on entertaining and table settings.  Because, yes, I admit that I am a nut about setting tables. It is one of my favorite things to do.



And some of my favorite place setting elements come from one of my favorite table top companies-
Arte Italica.



Arte Italica makes those dreamy lace covered plates - Merletto- that I use all.the.time.



And they make the most delicious Finezza plates that make me feel like I am dining at a regal table.




And they make the most beautiful white dishes- Bella Bianca



 and elegant stemware in shades of blue, yellow, red




& gilded Vetro Gold  that you see adding that bit of bling to my tables often.




They are an amazing company that has incredibly skilled artisans creating beauty and their attention detail is like no other.  I absolutely fell in love with their pieces the first time I saw them- and when I met the wonderful folks behind Arte Italica- loved them even more.

Basically, I love everything they make and I know so many of you do as well.

And in celebrating French Country Cottage Pre-Sales and the release  (2 weeks away folks!!!!)
Arte Italica is so kind to join me in celebrating and is giving away 3 prizes this week.

So 3 winners in all!

2 of my favorite platters that I use all the time- the Bella Bianca platter





1 grand prize gift of $500 to shop and purchase whatever Arte Italica deliciousness you would like.




Here is how to enter: You can use Rafflecopter and leave me comments

Be a follower of  Arte Italica on Instagram and/or Facebook and leave me a comment letting me know

Be a follower of French Country Cottage on Instagram and leave me a comment

Tell me what your favorite Arte Italica piece is. 

And not required just appreciated -  Pre-Order French Country Cottage  and save your email  for a bonus gift for all pre-orders coming your way on release day.


Good Luck!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

58 comments

  1. Well, I did all three....I ordered your book (can't wait)...I am now following Arte Italica on FB, and I can't decide on which I like best, but I think it might be Finezzia? Maybe, and as far as platters, well....ask Hubby, I have a weakness for them....I don't need as many as I have....but they are there if I need them! I don't do Instagram....its one more thing....you know?? But I agree, those china patterns are dreamy! I'd love to go shopping!! Who knows, I might decide on something totally different! But right now...it all looks dreamy...perfect for setting a delightful table!
    Nancy

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  2. Yay what an exciting giveaway! Also good excuse to order your book! Excited to receive it in the mail!

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  3. I did everything, so this is my comment. I didn't know if you wanted me to comment on the Rafflecopter--I typed my email address in case that is what you wanted. I love the French Country look that you are showing. We have gone to France several times, and have stayed out in the country many times--at farms that are many hundreds of years old, etc.

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  4. Happy Monday, Courtney!

    How exciting that Arte Italica is partnering in celebrating your book coming out!!! I love their Vetro stemware {wine and water glasses, though the champagne glasses are stunning, too} and their Merletto tableware. A set of dinner plates or smaller luncheon plates would be a lovely thing to win!

    Only two more weeks ~ can't wait!
    Hugs,
    Barb :)

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  5. I follow you on Instagram and am now following Arte Italica on Instagram. I love the Bella Bianca Ribbon Oval Platter.

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  6. Courtney,
    I pre-ordered your book a while back. Cannot wait to get it! I do love Arte Italica pieces-especially those glasses. They take me back in time to a more civilized and elegant period. It would be fun to win and then go shopping!!!
    Love everything you do!

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  7. I did everything you asked! And did it on Rafflecopter. My favorite Arte Italica is the Bianca Scalloped platter. Pre-ordered your book! Can't wait to get it!! Where do we show you the email receipt?

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  8. Oh my!! My favorite part of entertaining is setting the table. Those Finezza plates are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. Everything you do here is so lovely! I'm off to order your book.

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  9. Oh, forgot to mention, I followed both you and Arte Italica on Instagram. And am ordering your book! So looking forward! Thank you!

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  10. I followed Arte Italica on Facebook. I already follow you on Instagram. I pre-ordered your book, So Excited!!!
    One of my favorite Arte Italica pieces is the
    Bella Bianca Scalloped Charger.
    Love reading your blog each day!!!

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  11. This is a new company to me; THANK YOU for introducing me to them! WOW! What exquisite products but then again I have come to expect no less from you. Your taste is truly impeccable, Courtney. You are inspiring.
    I am old school and do not partake of FB, Instagram, Twitter etc but I am compelled to share your blog with anyone I come across who loves beautiful things and enjoys creating beautiful spaces. I will be getting your book for my birthday in September. Can’t wait!!

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  12. Completed all steps! I love, love, love the Arte Italica Cavallo Beverage Glasses. So perfect to use for water glasses (alongside my mint julep cups) while serving Kentucky Hot Browns on Derby Day. However, the Natale Footed Planter would be so beautiful at Christmas with a boxwood topiary. I know just where I would put it! So many gorgeous things to choose from! I have pre-ordered French Country Cottage. Can't wait to receive it!

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  13. I love your blog, everything is so beautiful! I collect white dishes, it would be very exciting to win and be able to add to my collection.

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  14. Hey Courtney! I have already ordered your book and am in love with with the Arte Italica line.Everything they offer is so beautiful. Thanks for the give away. Your blog is awesome!:)

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  15. Hey Courtney! I have already ordered your book and am in love with with the Arte Italica line.Everything they offer is so beautiful. Thanks for the give away. Your blog is awesome!:)

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  16. The Vintage Pewter Pitcher makes me sigh...Thanks for the giveaway! Your blog is always calming to me.

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  17. Oh, that Medici Festivo dinnerware is enchanting! Plus the Medici glassware is a wonderful matching touch. Those would set a gorgeous table!

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  18. Book preordered and Arte Italica liked on FB. My favorite piece is the Tuscan large footed bowl with handles. Have lusted after that since the first time I saw it!

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  19. I did everything, follow on IT and FB. Left you a comment. Love your blog!!

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  20. I pre ordered your book and am following Arte Italica on IG just as I am following you! I’m so excited for your book! Your blog has long been an inspiration to me!! You are so generous, girl!
    hugs,
    Betsy

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  21. The Arte Italica Medici Double Handle Urn is so lovely! I also love the platters, one can never have enough. And did I say, how much I love French Country Cottage!

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  22. Courtney,
    I love your blog and beautiful photography! Not sure what to do with the receipt as I pre-ordered your book about a week ago. I was not aware of Arte Italica before your blog. Wow, they sure make beautiful tableware! I especially like the shape of the Bella Bianca platter. It's all very inspiring as well as exciting!

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  23. Favorite would have to be the Finezza plates since I have a couple. I saw them when you featured them on your blog and immediately purchased my first two pieces. I also follow both you and Arte Italics on Instagram.

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  24. i followed on Instagram and Facebook . Such lovely items, thanks for the chance to win!

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  25. I have already pre-ordered your book when you first offered can not wait to receive it! I have enter each give away, Arte Italica has beautiful things to make a table stunning! have a wonderful day

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  26. It is all beautiful!! I am looking forward to receiving your new book. YAY YOU for such an exciting time in your life. Georgia

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  27. I'm now following Arte Italica on facebook. I love your table stylings and have admired these pieces. Can't wait to get your book!

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  28. I love the lacy dishes..........they are simply elegant and totally my style! Thanks for showing us all they offer at Arte Italica!

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  29. I entered my comments on the Rafflecopter and not sure how it works once you receive them or if you needed to enter your email. :) But I'm following Arte Italica on FB and Instagram, of course I'm following you on everything and I pre-ordered your book. So exciting!! Thank you for the chance. Cindy

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  30. To many beautiful things. I am following Arte Italica and drool over many of their items. The whites are my favorite. Love it all though. I also preordered your book a couple weeks ago, can't wait to peruse it!!
    Dana
    danabobana1@yahoo.com

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  31. I am following Arte Italica on Facebook. Gorgeous plates! I loved watching Mara painting that beautiful plate in the video on the Facebook page. Oh to have talent like that, it would be wonderful to be able to create such beauty. Just like you have in your home Courtney. I absolutely LOVE your kitchen. I smile just looking at pictures of your home and the pictures in Romantic Homes magazine. You always provide us with such wonderful beauty and inspiration.
    And your Arte Italica plates are absolutely beautiful. Sharon
    slbolderson@hotmail.com

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  32. Following on IG and Facebook
    My favorite piece is the Bella Bianca Beaded Flora Cup & Saucer

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  33. My favorite piece is the Bella Bianca Beaded Flora Cup & Saucer
    I am following on IG @lasilent99 both your blog and company page and also Facebook

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  34. My favorite piece is the Finezza cream dinner plate.I already follow you on Facebook and Instagram. I'm following Arte Italica on Facebook and Instagram.

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  35. I definitely like the white dinnerware with the embossed lace the best. I love white dishes anyway, but that is truly elegant.

    I've entered the contest by doing all but pre-ordering your book which I would love to do but isn't in my budget right now. I'm sure it's going to be a big success!

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  36. Such a great giveaway. Arte Italica is wonderful and I treasure the few pieces I have.
    Best to you and the new book.
    xo,
    Karen

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  37. Courtney, the Vetro Gold Charger plates are exquisite. I’m already dreaming of this year’s holiday and how they will be perfect! Winning would be a dream come true!
    💕
    Myrna

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  38. Courtney, I have followed and loved your blog for a long time.... I am so often inspired and given such wonderful ideas and tips from you! Love the way you use flowers. My favorite tip was using Alum to extend the life of Hydrangeas! It is amazing how well it works!! These are dishes are gorgeous! I love white dishes. Beautiful patterns. The Finezza is in a class of its own.

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  39. I went to Arte Italica commented and started following them. I have been following you on FB for years. I was first introduce to your page by Cat Rosset and have love everything you do. I love the Finezza plates but they are all beautiful. Thank you.

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  40. A have followed you on FB for a while and love seeing all your posts. I added Arte Italica and followed both on IG. Looking forward to more beautiful things. I think I like the Bella Bianca best, but all are beautiful. i like to collect white dishes, serving pieces and tureens.

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  41. I already follow and subscribe to you and now am a follower of Arte Italica on Instagram and Facebook. What a beautiful giveaway! They have so many gorgeous items. The black swirl of the Volterra Nero Dipping Bowls with Tray caught my eye and I fell in love with that collection right away.

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  42. Your posts and photographs are so beautiful and now I have discovered Arte Italica through you! I follow you on Facebook and Instagram and get your daily email. Now I follow Arte Italica through those same venues...what fun to see my favorite pinks and creams paired with chandeliers and crystal and elegant mirrors. I would have to say that Arte Italica's Natale collection has captured my heart. Thanks so much for the daily dose of 'pretty' and constant inspiration.

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  43. Everything is so beautiful! My favorite piece would be the Merletto set! Love your style!!

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  44. Done! Followed them and I purchased your book on Amazon prime day! Can't wait to get it!!!!!

    Xx,
    Amy Mings
    Maison de Mings

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  45. Beautiful blog. Thank you so much for hosting. Happy Summer, Kippi

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  46. So excited for you Courtney! I'm now following on Instagram and FB and I think I would have to get the Bella Bianca platters, we love to entertain. Heading over to pre-order now too!

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  47. I like so many things on their website that I would take all of them! I absolutely love the white lacey dishes you posted and would enjoy using them for many occasions. What a great company that makes so many desirable pieces! I will enjoy following them on Instagram just as I enjoy following you on FB & Insta! I hope I am a winner and keep up your awesome blogs!

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  48. I’ve been following your Facebook page for years, and just added your Instagram page, and also added Arte Italica on Facebook and Instagram. I love the Natalie Christmas plates the best! Hope I win!

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  49. Following on facebook as Erin Denise Moriarty.

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  50. Congratulations on your new book Courtney! I am sure it will be beautiful and so inspiring like your blog.

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  51. I've followed both you and Arte Italica for quite a while now on both Facebook and Instagram. I also get your news letter. I feel in love with the Vetro Gold drink ware first and then my love for so much more grew. I do love their Natalie Christmas plates as well. Oh I just love it all!!! I'm ordering your book as well, and very much looking forward to receiving it!

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  52. Beautiful love the settings. Liked on Facebook.

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  53. Followed on FB and Instagram Jenny Ham/hamjenny66

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  54. My favorite is white dishes- Bella Bianca

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  55. Followed on instagram and facebook, thanks for the chance!

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  56. Following Arte Italiano on Instagram and Facebook

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  57. My favorite piece is the Bella Bianca Baking Dish

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