I haven’t held a giveaway for a few months, so I thought it was high time I rectified that situation and this book is just the perfect giveaway goodie!
COMING UP ROSES
The Story Of Growing A Business
Just released here in UK, well the official publishers date is 25th April and not even available yet in the USA, this is your chance to win a copy of the fabulous Cath Kidston’s new book.
Cath is for me the epitome of British style and character. Her homewares are all about prints and charm, comfort and sensible usefulness – really all the things that I like to talk about here. I have been a huge fan for years and have bags, shirts, towels, stationery and all sorts of bits and pieces from her line. I love the fact that she can use florals and keep it modern, she doesn’t fall into the twee and dated look, but carries flowers and pinks into today’s world. My kitchen would be a duller place without her.
This book has been written to celebrate her company’s 20th birthday and it tells her story beautifully. Full of images of her famous prints and products, Cath talks about what inspired her. She shares the highs and lows and admits to her mistakes and shows how she turned things around and made mistakes work for her instead of going under when things went wrong.
You just need to look at all the high street knock-offs and all those crafters who recreate the Cath look to realise just how amazingly successful and popular this lady is. Her work sells worldwide and we now say things ‘lokk very Cath Kidston’, how’s that for creating a brand!
I love Cath Kidston and she certainly inspired me over the years. I couldn’t afford her fabric covered box files back in the 90s so I made my own, she got me making things for myself and brightening up the most mundane of items. It is hard to choose my favourite item from the bits and pieces of hers that I have collected over time, but I guess it would have to be a shirt with a nursery print of little houses and gardens on it. It just looks like it has been lifted straight from a children’s story book. I love the fresh colours that look somehow softened by time.
I’m giving away one copy of Cath’s brand new book COMING UP ROSES to one of my readers. You can join in on this giveaway from anywhere in the world. Just tell me in the comments box what your favourite Cath Kidston item is. It could be something you own, or something you lust after.
What is your favourite Cath Kidston thing?
One name will be chosen at random a week from today, on Tuesday 30th April.