March 19, 2012

Summer issue of Romantic Country caught me by Surprise!

Hello there!

 What a surprise I had yesterday when I opened the summer issue of Romantic Country while standing at a magazine stand!  As I flipped through the pages, I came to a purple pillow that looked very much like the one I have on my bed...hmmmm.  It took a few seconds to register and then I realized.. hey that IS my pillow AND my bed!

Even though the cottage as been featured a couple of other times here and here, it is still exciting!

Jeanne d'Arc Living magazine has certainly influenced my style this time around with a lot of white and gray.  I repainted every ivory surface WHITE leading up to the shoot last summer and was finally ready when Fifi called me for the second time.

You'll see my awesome bottle collection in the article; of which three sun purple ones came from Fifi as a gift.  When we started
our dialogue about the photo shoot I asked her where I could find some and voila, three appeared in the mail.  So sweet of her.

Gotta love these two colors together to bring the whites and gray to life!

They have since been moved to the found driftwood shelf in the living room above the t.v. (which is on the white buffet in the top picture). 

What you won't see in the feature but is mentioned is my original weathered street sign.

When you pick up the issue, look for the article on Vintageweave Interiors in southern CA too.  A really great shop for treasures from Paris.

I hope you'll look for a surprise in your day today!


Blondie's Journal said...

You are so cute..."Hey, that IS my bed!" Sounds like something I would do, except I will never be in a magazine!! Congratulations...I will be on the lookout for a copy!

I LOVE your bottle collection. The purple ones really pop! I have heard that Fifi is a real sweetheart, this was so nice of her!

Have a great week!


Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to get my copy; they always late sending it. :(

Bethany said...

What beautiful images! Feels like it's been ages since I've seen your house.

Jackie said...

Congrats! I didn't know you collected purple sun bottles-I've done so for a very long time. Is the one with the sea fan the one you got at my place?

A Cottage Muse said...

How exciting...congrats!
Looks beautiful, can't wait to get my copy!!

Lelén ♥ said...

Congratulations! Every photo looks great, I want my magazine!!
Hugs from mini world ♥

Ninsuna said...

It caught me by surprise, too, Roberta! What a joy to see your lovely home tonight when I sat down with my newly arrived issue ... mansions worth of inspiration in a little cottage! You're a true artist.

Love, love, love it!


Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

So very happy for you, Roberta! Congrats from here, I know how hard you worked to get your sweet beach home in order. Your bottle collection is beautiful, love the colors together, very soothing.

Stephanie said...

What a FUN surprise!

Tutti Chic said...

hey roberta-the article & photos are amazing! I love all the subtle changes & the way your cozy cottage just reflects such a simple, serene way of life-just gorgeous! xo chris p.s. imagine how suprised I was to find my backyard garden on page 67 of the same issue-LOLOL-I almost fell off the bed when I came accross it!:)I had no idea!

Susan said...

Congratulations Roberta! I received my subscription of that issue in the mail and - wow! I love the feature of your home. I can see much JDL influence there. It all looks so beautiful, and oh my - that vintage glass glitter & bottle collection! said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! How exciting for you. I did see the article and thought your home was beautiful:) Sooooo happy for you:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

The Country Nest said...

Congratulations!! Everything looks wonderful. I love the purple bottles. You home is quite dreamy!

Barbara Jacksier said...

Your bottle collection is breathtaking. Cottage looks really dreamy. Bravo!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

How exciting! Love your pretty bottles and how you have them arranged...I have quite a few myself. I will get out to pick up a copy of the magazine today. Your home is lovely!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Congrats on all your publications!! Exciting. And wow, the bottle collection is just absolutely stunning!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

You must be SO excited to be in a magazine....and, so you should. Your home is beautiful. I don't think that we can get some of those magazines over here but, I always buy Jeanne d'Arc Living. It is my favourite magazine and, the only one that I buy now.
....and, many thanks for your lovely comment today. XXXX

Anonymous said...

Hi Roberta, Tank you for your greetings. I Love your Blog, there are amazing photos. Your home is so lovely. Lovely greetings sind happy easter, Stefanie

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Congratulations! What a lovely surprise! Your rooms are stunning!

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Congratulations, Roberta!