My new dust jacket

I had such a great time at the Darryl Carter book signing today!!! 

{Darryl & me}

My supersweet friend Rachel James (below) invited me today and I'm so glad she did!!   My partner in crime was Michele Ginnerty of My Notting Hill and we (once again!!) forgot to take a picture together.


So...  Do you remember how yesterday I wrote that I was a little embarrassed about the condition of the dust jacket on my copy of the book.? (I've had it for almost 2 years & it's gotten a lot of use... I didn't want my messed up dust jacket to give the impression that I didn't care about the book.)  Well, today when I brought my weathered & worn copy of The New Traditional to the book signing, there was a new dust jacket waiting there for me with my name on it.  They'd read my post yesterday and gotten me one!


There's no other way to say it other than that I just felt so special.  It was such a simple thoughtful gesture and it made my day.  Darryl Carter is truly all that he seems and it's so awesome to find that someone you've set on a pedestal is deserving.  He's warm & fun and has this great energy about him.   He dresses just like his rooms too; he's got such a handle on his style in every way.

There are so many projects brewing with him & his company and I cannot wait to see everything unfold.  If you haven't read it, you will love the book.  My mom gave it to me for Christmas almost 2 years ago and I remember reading it cover to cover right away.  But then I kept going back to it...  sometimes not wanting to really think, just perusing the eye candy, other times devouring & digesting every line and image, making mental notes and figuring out why I loved something & how I could incorporate it somewhere. 

I'm off to bed but today was just so great.  When I went to pick up the kids at daycare today, the director of the daycare (who's pretty serious with me for the most part) said, "How are you?"  when he walked by me in passing and I just heard myself say, "AWESOME."  hahaha he totally didn't laugh which made it even better.  But it's true, right now, I'm still pretty excited.  awesome.

xoxo, Lauren

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24 comments:

AnneHH said...

Oh, so sweet!!! That must have felt so amazing to get the new dust jacket. So glad that you and Michele got to go to hear and meet Darryl Carter. I agree, his book and his whole portfolio are inspiring.

My Notting Hill said...

It was so great to meet Darryl Carter today- thanks for letting me tag along! A thanks to Rachel James too. Love the title of your post too.

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Lauren - How wonderful! Now, who told him about the dust cover... or does he read your blog (he should!)

Thanks for sharing a great day and I glad he's as sweet in person as he seems!
Loretta

mydesignchic said...

I'm thrilled that it was such a fun day. - always exciting to meet in person, someone who has been an inspiration...

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

That is really a kind gesture to have a new book cover for you! Glad the day lived up and seems to have exceeded expectations! Janell

angela walker jewelry said...

You are so lucky! I have his book also and it is wonderful...
How awesome to have a new book cover waiting for you! What a special day!!
Health and happiness,
Angela

Dorothy said...

I loved the story about the daycare director. :)

Vanessa@decor happy said...

That's so great about the book jacket waiting for you. Sounds like an awesome day!

Lynda said...

can't WAIT to get mine!!!!

lollyrea said...

So fun meeting you yesterday! I was so star struck by Darryl Carter that I took my book, mumbled a thank you, and scurried off. Fabulous pic of the two of you AND of you and Rachel. You are a delight! Roxanne

Vicki said...

Wow, your own new dust cover, just because they read the post. That was definitely a nice touch.

I didn't know who Darryl Carter was until your post. Thanks for featuring him, I totally love his style. I will get a book right away!

ps. You look so cute in your photos!

Acquired Objects said...

I'm so jealous you got to meet Darryl Carter but so happy for you. And you received a new dust jacket to boot, how cute is that? I would still be on cloud nine meeting him. Thank you for taking us along on your day.....AWESOME!

Carol@SofasandSage.com said...

I wouldn't have been able to sleep the night before meeting him, or the night after for all the excitement! And, I agree, isn't it wonderful when someone lives up to your hopes? Oh, and hello....weren't you thrilled that his camp was reading your blog?? What a great compliment.

Gretchen O. said...

Sounds like so much fun...and like you kept it together:):) Happy Weekend. --Gretchen O.

Living It At Home said...

Sounds like a wonderful experience! A very thoughtful gesture getting you a new dust jacket! His book looks beautiful, I will have to check it out!

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

What an exciting day for you. I know that excitement of meeting an author of your favorite book. I met Giada DeLaurentis at a book signing and when I got up to her I couldn't say anything but just smile...she probably thought I was crazy :)

Velvet and Linen said...

What a wonderful day!
Your impression of Darryl was the same as mine.
I love his style. It doesn't get any better.

xo
Brooke

Valerie Wills Interiors said...

Awesome! You are so sweet. Love your enthusiasm.

Suzie @ cupcake monkey said...

That is so awesome!!!! What a sweet thing of them to do!! Great pictures, too!! :) ...and that book really is wonderful!

Linda in AZ * said...

* Not sure if the new dust cover was done by your sweets pals OR D.C.'s folks, but either way, it's such a NICE thing to do for such a DARLING & DESERVING person!

Very glad it was so FAB! You look SOO HAPPY in the pics~~~ too cute!

XOXO,
Linda in AZ *
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

P.S. May I suggest you DON'T throw away your "original" dust jacket... might be fun to "repurpose" it... you know, on a serving tray under the glass for a fun "conversation piece" (especially w/ good, design-minded friends) OR framed or whatever you think of that appeals to you, etc... "Just a thought"!)...Me

Sherri Cassara said...

Hi Lauren, I have NEVER commented before on a blog and am just entering the blog world (am in the beginning stages of trying to start my own) but I had to tell you how much I love reading your blog and that I just purchased Darryl's book after reading this post. I cannot wait to read it and I was so touched that they had a new cover for you - how fun! Thank you for always inspiring me!

for the love of a house said...

They gave you a new dust jacket?!! omg, that is soooo sweet! So glad you had a great time! Now off to order this book;)!

happy weekend!
joan

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