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Vintage Gardening Book Giveaway

July 21, 2017

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Better Homes And Gardens Garden Book 1954

Earlier this summer, my husband and I spent a lovely day in the sweetest harbor town just east of my own. We walked the docks, looked at boats, window shopped and stopped at a few yard sales and church fairs. At one of them, I spotted this very cool vintage book tossed in a box.

It's a 1954 edition of the Better Homes and Gardens Garden Book.

Isn't it pretty?

Now, I think I have made it abundantly clear over the years that I am not a gardener, but I am a huge fan of old books.

And it was two bucks. So I grabbed it.

All the way home, I leafed through it, looking at the beautiful pictures...

Vintage Gardening Book

...the blooming flowers...

Better Homes And Gardens Vintage Book

...the vintage fashion...

Vintage Gardening Book Tips

...the ever relevant tips.

And I thought to myself, this an excellent resource and it would probably be better appreciated by someone who actually gardens and loves vintage pieces.

Of course, my mind immediately went to you, my readers, so many of whom fit that exact description.

Second Edition Better Homes And Gardens Garden Book

So since we've been discussing gardening lately and as a little thank you to those of you who have been such faithful readers over the years and a welcome to those of you who are new, I am giving it away.

Trust me, plants everywhere are much safer if the book is in your home, rather than mine. 😉

I wish you all the best of luck! 

And a green thumb.

***This giveaway is now closed***

Here's how to enter...and the fine print ~ unfortunately there's always fine print. And just so you don't miss it, I'll bold it. 

*To enter, leave a comment or respond to my email saying you'd like to be entered. 

*If you would like an extra entry, join my mailing list or let me know you are an email subscriber. 

*Please leave your email if you're not a blogger, or I'll have no way to contact you.

*This giveaway is only open to US residents. One of these days I'll get the rules of international shipping down, I promise. 

*This giveaway ends Thursday, August 3rd and the winner will be announced Friday, August 4th on the blog. 

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  1. Hi Kim,
    I am a blog buddy of yours. Yes, your posts come to me via my inbox. :-) I love how you write, I do not want to miss a post.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  2. I've been signed up for a while. I like your redecorating ideas. And your kitchen. I could use that book, I so miss Better Homes and Gardens.

  3. I subscribe! What a sweet giveaway. :) I bet it's a hoot looking at the fashions!

  4. I enjoy your blog. 1954? The year I was born. I'd like a chance to win it. I am a container gardener. I love watching beautiful flowers grow. My mom is 87 and a fantastic gardener..grew up on a farm. It's in her blood. I would like for her to see it too. Thanks for the opportunity.

  5. I would love to be entered because I am one of those that fit the description! I follow you by email because I don't want to miss a post. Great giveaway!

  6. Please enter me in this contest - a Better Homes and Garden Gardening Book. I love books, gardening, and YOUR BLOG!!!

  7. Hi Kim,
    This is a great giveaway. I get your emails but believe it or not I actually have this garden book. It was my grandma's and she gave it to me a few years back along with a vintage Better Homes and Garden Cook Book. I love them both. Good luck to all the others that want a chance at this book. It is a beauty. Happy Weekend.

  8. What a wonderful giveaway! I'd love to be entered!

  9. I am a subscriber I always enjoy your post . Thank you for the opportunity to win the boo . I love vintage anything , I love to read and learn . I enjoy doing things wit my hands , including gardening .

  10. I just gave away a bunch of my gardening books as I have attempted to downsize my book 'collection'. Someone will LOVE that book,Kim! Hope you have a blessed weekend and please don't touch any plants! xo Diana

  11. I subscribe to your excellent blog and love reading all the helpful hints! The book looks awesome, how kind of you to give it away to a lucky person!

  12. Hello, I just love your ideas, so inspiring!
    I also am a gardener and would truly love to have the book. I have my fingers crossed!
    Good Luck to all!

  13. Please enter me in the gardening book giveaway. I love both books and gardening and especially BOOKS ABOUT GARDENING. Better Homes and Gardens is a magazine I've subscribed to for over 45 years.
    Thanks for doing this.

  14. i'm not entering. i live in a tiny apt with only a balcony you know.
    but i just love seeing that wonderful old book. it makes me think of lovely times.
    as does your whole blog. it just makes me feel very good!
    whether i would do whatever you're DIY'ng or not! it's always lovely kim. ♥

  15. Wow. I hope that this book will help us to gain a good knowledge about gardening and will be much helpful to learn something new. Thanks for sharing giveaway.

  16. I would love to receive this gardening book! Thanks for sharing with this giveaway.
    Also I am an email subscriber!

  17. I think 1954 had to have been the best and most significant year of the 29th century....not that it was my birth year or anything;)..

    So tell me..what town were you in? Nosey me wants to get the scoop.


  18. Hi Kim, I'm not entering either b/c I already have gardening books galore. But this is a wonderful idea for a giveaway, and it looks like a neat vintage book. I'm surprised to hear you don't have a green thumb! I thought you did! Blessings to you my friend!

  19. Looks like a great book ,,would enjoy reading this & learning more !!! Already a subscriber....Thanks

  20. Oh yes, please include me in this giveaway! I love gardening, books and all things vintage, so this book is right up my alley. The cover alone has me swooning. :-)

  21. You are a girl after my own heart. This book is amazing so please toss my name in the hat! I have a ton of gardening books but nothing so sweet and vintagey. I'm sure it has some great advice and ideas as well.

    Thanks so much, Kim!

    Jane x

  22. I love those old cooking and gardening books with How To's from a bye-gone era. The way they are written, the clothing, the bits of advice from back then. I love it all so enter me in, please! Thanks for a great giveaway (:

  23. Please enter me! I enjoy your blog. Email is

  24. Yes, I am a subscriber! I love your garden book giveaway. It is a pretty coffee table book and reminds me of days gone by! Please enter me in this giveaway! Thanks.

  25. What a fun giveaway! I have this book and love it ;)

  26. what a find, I can't believe someone threw the book out, enter me in your giveaway.

  27. I love this giveaway! I have been expanding my gardening efforts for the last few years, next year I am hoping to put in a couple of raised beds for vegetables... flowers and hostas are beautiful, but I love summer squash and fresh tomatoes!

  28. That is a beauty Kim. I bet they probably give more sound advice than today's books!

  29. Hi Kim this is your friend Beth, please accept response as my entry!

  30. OMG! I would love and use that book. Thanks for the opportunity. Love your blog.

  31. Kim... I am a subscriber... :) And would LOVE to have the opportunity to win this beautiful gardening book. It's truly a treasure!! And you are so generous to share it with a special someone. xo

  32. What a wonderful opportunity to win a great gardening book I found your wonderful blog thanks to Vintage Southern Picks. Thank you for this giveaway. You may contact me at

  33. Well, add my name to the hat, please. :) This looks like a great book and I already want to see more of the fashion in it. That yellow number is pretty cute!

  34. I love the 50's! But you knew that! Love to be entered too:)
    Thank you oodles!

  35. Love this giveaway! Even an older book has great info you can use now! Please enter me in your contest!!

  36. My mother had this book! I remember her spending hours in the garden. She had beautiful flower beds and even entered flowers in the local county fair!

  37. Hi Kim!
    What a fun gardening book! Don't you just love finding a good old book at a thriftshop, secondhand store or garage sale?? The best!!! I'm relatively new to your blog but would love to be entered, thank you. I did sign up I think with my French Ethereal email {} but just entered my private email, too. It was fun last week being on the Summer Outdoor Living blog hop with you! <3
    Thank you for the chance to win,
    Barb :)

  38. Pick Me! Pick Me! I want to win your wonderful giveaway - the Better Homes and Garden Gardening Book. I love gardening, I love BOOKS, and I love gardening books and Better Homes and Garden. I have subscribed to their magazine for over 45 years.

  39. What a great giveaway. I get your emails too.
    Thanks for sharing!!!

  40. Hello. I am a subscriber. Love your blog. I would love to win the garden book because first, I belong to a garden club I am the horticulturist for my club) and secondly, I collect vintage garden books.

  41. I think it looks like a neat and useful book but I actually don't collect gardening books.

  42. I have this gardening book . . .
    I love my gardening library!
    If I should win it in the Giveaway . . .
    I would be thrilled with two . . .
    (The word library suggests LARGE . . .
    mine is very small, books and magazines, but I treasure the ideas, and the "how to!")
    Some day, one of my family members
    will hopefully enjoy my gardening library . . .

  43. Looks like a great book that will make the winner of your giveaway very happy. After the spring purging of our cottage, including a ton of books -- some gardening books, too -- I've vowed not to fill up my shelves again. So, please don't enter me in the giveaway. It's a very nice giveaway, though. xo

  44. I am already an email subscriber and I love to receive them! Please enter me in your book giveaway. The old pictures are truly interesting!

  45. Just found your post today and loved the video posted so much started reading other post. I would love to win a gardening book! Since not much of a green thumb I can certainly use the help. Have a great day. Your new follower.

  46. Hi, Kim. I've been computer challenged of late (I'm OLD but not failing ... this old computer is) LOL. New one arriving soon :) I know this book well. It was one of the few books in our house, when I was preschool age, and my mom used it as a picture book for me. we'd cozy up in a big chair, as she paged through it. It was a big treat for BOTH of us! Always enjoy your posts.