Friday, May 16, 2014

seaside book party: swag shout-outs and prep!
Ahoy! I am excitedly making preparations for my book party next month and want to share some details and acknowledge the generous sponsors! So, what is a book party? you ask ... It's really just an excuse to have fun and meet 'n greet 'n eat while helping to promote my latest effort: Seaside Tinkered Treasures.
Make it A Day: Nancy's picks for exploring Bristol, Rhode Island
As with any event, it's nice to plan around a theme and since this fete will celebrate coastal-inspired crafting, Sea Rose Cottage just steps from the waterfront is the perfect venue.
Sea Rose Cottage, Holiday Preview 2013
Located in a historic home, it's a combination retail shop and studio space known around New England for carrying Annie Sloan chalk paint. Owner Nancy Chace and I had a great time together when I was part of the shop's holiday preview event in November and we knew we'd like to plan something together again.
Thank you, Beckett Media and Meryl and Jacqueline!
Taking a cue from my friend, stylist and author Selina Lake, I decided it would be nice to assemble and offer Seaside Swag Bags to the first ten people to purchase a copy of Seaside Tinkered Treasures. Nancy pursued businesses local to her shop and I put the word out online for sponsors invited to provide ten items with business cards. I am so excited to share with you the items (so far!) that will be in each swag bag:
THANK YOU to Beckett Media publisher of Romantic Homes of which I am a contributor, for sending the special publication Seaside Style (shown further above) along with the beautiful June issue!
THANK YOU to Alayne White Spa
THANK YOU to Harbor Bath & Body for the handmade soap!
THANK YOU to The Knotty Dog for the drink cooler and coupon for free soap!
THANK YOU to Revival and Tea the Belvedere for the tea sample!
THANK YOU to hostess with the mostest Nancy Chace for the paint sample of Duck Egg Blue!
THANK YOU to Theresa January-Butler of Pat & Toot for sending handmade note cards!
THANK YOU to Jennifer at Sugar Pink Boutique for the pretty packets of vintage millinery and seam binding!
THANK YOU to Stacey at Cottage Industry who is busy filling vintage fabric sachets with lavender!
THANK YOU to Danielle of Finding Silver Pennies who is busy making small versions of her brilliant driftwood boats
THANK YOU to Susan of Two Orange Cats Jewelry who is busy making these charmers!
Check back for updates to this post as swag seems to arrive on my doorstep almost daily! Of course, I will be assembling tinkering packets to include as well, featuring cupcake ballerinas from Specked-Egg!
First Cath dress!
I even splurged on a new dress for the occasion from Cath Kidston!

Thank you to The Greenery for being the provider of pretty posies!
Thank you to Stampington & Company for including the party on your Events Calendar!
I hope you can attend the Seaside Book Party! It promises to be lots of fun. If you can't, please check my Author Page at Amazon for other upcoming events. Please also note that my publisher is looking for craft bloggers to receive and review Seaside Tinkered Treasures for a second online tour. Make your request by emailing

Or ... just order yourself a copy of Seaside from your favorite bookseller, grab some supplies and get tinkering!

Thank you!



Sugar Pink Boutique said...

Thank you so much Elyse for the shout out! It is my pleasure and an honor to help sponsor your seaside book party! I only wish I could be there in person but I will be there in spirit! God bless you sweet friend! Hugs, Jennifer xoxo

Terri said...

Wonderful! Oh to be in Rhode Island! Checking your tour out! Buying this gem regardless! Thanks for sharing your work!♥

Theresa said...

I sure wish I could be there:) I'll be thinking of you all! ENJOY! HUGS!

Unknown said...

Sounds like it will be lots of fun, Elyse. Hope the event goes well