My book give-away winner and dreaming of summer.

/My book give-away winner and dreaming of summer.

My book give-away winner and dreaming of summer.


I am very pleased to announce you the winner of my Beta-Plus book give-away!

Congratulations to Cindy of the blog Oakview Cottage!!

I will send Cindy a copy of her favorite new Beta-Plus publication Exclusive Country Houses.

Book give away

Thank you to all of you who signed in for this book give-away!


As the first month of this new year has almost ended, these images of beautiful conservatories and outbuildings make me dreaming of summertime already.I can’t wait to notice the first signs of springtime. Don’t you?


8Source : Desde My Ventana


9 Source : Bijsterveld


10 Source : Eclectic Revisited


3 Source : Mark D. Sikes


7 Source : House & Home


1 Source : unknown


6 Source : Marie Claire Maison


5 Source : Marie Claire Maison


2 Source : Shabby Chic Mania via FB


4  Luc D’Hulst (source here)

I would love to recommend you a wonderful book about conservatories & orangeries of Luc D’Hulst. This Belgian architect designs exclusive orangeries, greenhouses and winter gardens worldwide.

This book is a must have for greenhouse, orangery and winter garden lovers.

DHULST_coverConservatories & Orangeries, The Wonderful Creations of Luc D’Hulst  Ivo Pauwels, Hans Fonk


Talk to you soon!



By |2018-07-11T10:56:28+00:00January 25th, 2012|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: , , , |14 Comments


  1. Beate Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 10:15 AM - Reply

    Fabulous and inpirering pictures, thank you for recommending the lovely conservatories and orangeries book, a orangery will be my next challenge.
    xx sågarbo grace

  2. Maison de lin Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 10:22 AM - Reply

    Hello Greet,

    Congratulations to Cindy and I love the pictures of the winter garden.Me to, I can't wait to feel the springtime. But you have to wait a few months.

    Have a nice day

  3. Castles Crowns and Cottages Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 11:42 AM - Reply

    DREAMY DREAMY DREAMY. I need a conservatory!!!!!!!! Anita

  4. The enchanted home Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 11:50 AM - Reply

    Hey Greet…congrats to your winner. I love conservatories and indoor/outdoor spaces, they are a wonderful way to bring the outdoors in. I love all of the beautiful examples you have shown.

  5. Acquired Objects Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 12:19 PM - Reply

    Congratulations to Cindy it looks like a wonderful book. I would love to have a conservatory with all it's light just being able to bring the outside in, stunning!


  6. HRH The Duchess of State Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 1:44 PM - Reply

    Luckily for us dahhling.. the very mild weather (it has been mid 70's all week!) we have during this "winter" season in the Garden allows us to do more than dream of an outdoor life right now, but your examples of conservatories certainly does!

  7. Kifus Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 3:21 PM - Reply

    Hi dear Greet, it's been a long time! I have so much catching up to do after a month and a half of being away! I'm sorry I missed your giveaway. It's just the same though, as I never win anything! Anyway, these conservatories are really stunning. I love everything about them except that buffalo head… it kind of scares me!
    I hope you had a lovely Christmas and I wish you all the best for this brand new 2012. May your beautiful posts inspire us as they have always done!

  8. Cindy Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 3:29 PM - Reply

    Those conservatories are gorgeous! They do make me think about the long warm days of Summer, something like that would be so wonderful here where we get so much sunshine!
    THANK YOU!!! I am SO excited that I won that fabulous book!!! I am doing the happy dance!!!!
    Love and hugs, Cindy

  9. Béa Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 3:48 PM - Reply

    Bravo à Cindy!!!!
    Je veux une belle véranda de Luc D'Hulst!!!!

  10. Velvet and Linen Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 5:19 PM - Reply

    Congratulations to Cindy!

    Thank you for the book recommendation. I will be purchasing it today!

    I too am looking forward to Summer.
    Steve and I are starting to make our plans to visit Provence at the end of June.
    We're so excited!

    I loved seeing the pictures of the Belgian dinner. It looks like it was a wonderful evening.

    Happy week, my friend.


  11. Fay Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 5:57 PM - Reply

    Hi Greet I would be VERY happy to spend a leisurely time in Lucs room at the end elegant and welcoming
    Fay xxx

  12. Passione Helena Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 5:31 PM - Reply

    Jeetje, lieve Greet, wat is het hier enorm genieten op je blog! Ik zit met open mond naar al deze prachtige foto's te kijken. Ik heb helaas een paar posten van je gemist…maar des te meer vreugde om het nu allemaal te bekijken. Het "Exclusive Country House"..wat een waanzinnige gevel! Prachtige interieurs en deuren..geweldig allemaal. Inderdaad, nu januari bijna ten einde is, komt het voorjaar steeds meer in zicht. Nu nog hopen dat het ook een vroeg voorjaar word.

    Dankjewel voor je reactie en dat je me aan je blog toegevoegd hebt, lief van je! Ik heb vanmiddag reactie per email toegevoegd, wellicht werkt het haha.
    Ik ben wat minder gedreven in het posten hoor? Het is maar net hoeveel tijd ik heb..want het is erg verslavend als je éénmaal aan het bloggen slaat;-)

    Congratulations to Cindy

    Fijne avond!
    Liefs Helena

  13. Ideezine Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 7:42 PM - Reply

    Conservatories & orangeries who could ask for anything more. Love all the photo's here and I'll have to get the book too. What great fun these spaces are.

  14. Brillante Interiors Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 1:06 AM - Reply

    Marvelous images. Happy 2012 Greet!

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