Saturday, April 21, 2012

Romantic Homes Feature

Hello Everyone,
      How are you all? I have been away for the past couple of weeks (Florida) with some of our family so this is the first chance I have had to share that I have been featured in Romantic Homes this month. I know some of you had already seen it but it was pretty exciting to walk into Target in Florida and pick up my copy of Romantic Homes and see my pictures featured there! A big thank you to,JoAnne Coletti for choosing my pictures to feature in this lovely magazine-I am so honored!

Sorry for the quality of these pics but apparently I shouldn't have left the magazine by the pool with several splashing little ones!

I will share more on our trip later but for now I want to share my very first garden bouquet of the season. It was such a joy to come home and see these little beauties blooming in the garden and know that there is so much more to come!

This morning I woke up to this peaceful scene on our pond as we had a couple of Canada geese and a mallard duck swimming around on our pond in the mist before the sun was up.

Thank you for being patient with me in my absence and allowing me to brag a little when I returned.

One of my treasured memories of Florida was getting to meet my friend Becky from the beautiful blog  One Shabby Old House. Becky and I enjoyed a lovely lunch together and some shopping at one of her favorite haunts.We have been writing back and forth for a few years now when we met through blogging and I always enjoyed hearing from her and knew I would enjoy meeting her someday.I am touched by Becky's very sweet post on our visit and hope you can pop in and say hello-Becky has a real talent with words and told the story much more eloquently then I ever could.Thank you Becky for taking the time to meet with me-you are beautiful inside and out!

Have a lovely weekend!



Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

My dear Carolyn,

First off, welcome back- y ou were sorely missed.

Secondly- so glad you were able to take a nice vacation and enjoy the sun and warmth of Florida!

Third - you can that braggin?????

Hardly, I daresay!

This is wonderful - so well deserved and I am so so proud of you!

Now let's see some REAL braggin, all I read was information you were featured! (smiles)


So glad you came back to a spring garden in bloom, what a nice reception home, yes?

And lastly, that picture of your pond and the geese - WOW, talk about award winning sereneity! WOW!

Have a great weekend. Hugs.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I saw that, Carolyn! Congratulations! Your pictures are so beautiful, I'm not surprised to see that they used yours and credited you. I hope you enjoyed your vacation. I'm sure your garden will be starting to take off now!

Linda said...

Yes Congratulations Carolyn!
When my issue came last week I was so thrilled to see your beautiful home and gardens. What a great honour.Happy to see a Canadian published.

Maggie Ann said...

To be featured in 'Romantic Homes' is....well, all I can think of is wow! I can see why though....your talent with a camera is 'to the moon' I love your pictures and they would qualify without a doubt, I must look for this issue. Welcome back from Florida, we recently got back from Arizona and what a wonderful trip it was. Home is sweetest of all though, isn't it.

One Shabby Old House said...

You made me chuckle reading about your pool splashed Romantic Homes! How precious. I suppose that is the signature of your grandchildren's good times in Florida. Congratulations my friend. I am sure there are many happy readers of this month's Romantic Homes. It is just beautiful. So is that bouquet!

Rose Garden Malevik said...

Hi Carolyn
woow.......I say it again, and again and again.......yes You know :)
What a wonderful idea with some vacation, and I can see that you and the paper have had fun :)
But now we are glad that you are back :)
and do not miss,,,,,,,




It is FUN :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)

Kathy said...

Hello Carolyn, I am so very happy for you! I haven't seen it yet, I look forward to seeing your pictures and reading the article!
I hope you had a wonderful time in Florida -
love the pond picture - dreamy - it is foggy right now here and the birds are singing! I'd love to sit by your pond to watch the geese - It makes me think of the marvelous wonders and blessings from our God!
Hope you have a blessed weekend,

Deb said...

Congratulations Carolyn. The last photo of this post is breathtaking. So nice to visit you this morning. Deb

Ineke Original said...


Shabby soul said...

Carolyn, your gorgeous garden and your enchanting photos are made to appear on the best magazines in the world! Congratulations!
I can't wait to see the new beauty of your glorious garden =)
Have a good week end

Rowan said...

Hope you had a wonderful holiday in Florida. How marvellous to have your hoe featured in Romantic Homes magazine, I wish I could buy a copy.I've seen it (and bought it) on trips to the USA but obviously I need to take out a subscription so that I don't miss good things!

Susan said...

WELCOME BACK, Carolyn. Ohhh, you SO deserve to be in Romantic Homes Magazine. You should be a regular photographer there! Your photos are so soul-touching. Thank you for sharing such beautiful ones in this post. Looking forward to hearing all about your trip. Susan

Cottage Rose said...

Congratulations Carolyn; how exciting for you.... I would be buying every copy I could get my hands on if I had any thing of mine in as always I just love seeing your beautiful gardens and home,,,, can't wait to hear about your trip to Fl.


Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn! Congratulations on being featured! Your snaps are always so beautiful. Welcome home!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I'm squealing for you! Congratulations! As inevitable as the sun rising.



Parabéns pelo destaque em mais uma revista, você é merecedora. Senti sua falta e feliz em saber que sua ausências foi para relaxar uns dias de férias. Boa semana.


jankasgarten said...

Congratulations and I'm happy with you. I also would like to see.
Can you leave us a link of the magazine?
Have a nice weekend :-)
Regards Dorothea

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Welcome back, Carolyn! I'm glad you enjoyed your Florida vacation. Congrats once again on your feature in the magazine. And it's wonderful that you got to spend some time with Becky.
How lovely too to look out your window to find the feathered friends enjoying your duck pond!
My boys are all home to help us celebrate a big event coming up. So, it's been a busy time here in our household.
It's nice to have you back and enjoy the weekend.



First of all, so glad you're back from Florida Carolyn and I'm sure you had a great stay there too, in sunny Flo. with Becky! Congrats!!, a well deserved feature of your lovely place. The pic you just shared is gorgeous too! Enjoy your weekend.

Linda said...

Hi Carolyn,
I made a comment on another post - meaning to comment on this one! Haha Congrats on the article. It is so lovely. That teapot is absolutely stunning!
By chance did you get to Mount Dora and the Garden Gate Tea Room this time? I admired your past post on it and it looks so incredible.
Enjoy all the new birth in your glorious garden!
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Elzie said...

How nice for you to have your home in the magazine again. I'm not surprised though that they chose it, lol.
And to be able to visit your blog pal, that would be a dream coming true for me.
Hope you have a nice day. (Must say it was thrilling to see your face now!!).
Love Elzie

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

Welcome back! Hope you and your family had a good time in Florida.

So exciting to be featured in the magazine. Congratulations! The photo's look really wonderful.

I enjoyed the view of the pond and your spring flowers too. So pretty.

Have a lovely Sunday!


My Little Home and Garden said...

I like to leaf through this magazine on my library trips. I'll make a point of looking at this issue. Your home certainly is magazine-worthy.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Carolyn...

Ohhh my goodness...wished you could have heard me scream when I opened my copy of Romantic Homes and seen you there, my friend! I am super excited for you...CONGRATULATIONS!!! Wow...and you didn't get just a one page view either...I was simply delighted as I thumbed through several pages of photos of your beautiful home and garden! You sooo deserve this special recognition, Carolyn! You truly have one of the most beautiful homes ever!!! And...your photos are fabulous as always!

Warmest spring wishes!

PS...sounds like you had a wonderful time in Florida! So happy for you!

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
Welcome back, I love that the flowers welcomed your return!
I love your magazine spread, it is the standout in the magazine, and I hunted down the other magazine to see your spread there... both are so beautiful! I hope it is the beginning of tons of more amazing features for you and your amazing garden!

Merlesworld said...

Hi good for you, I will keep a look out for that magazine don't know if is available here, love the geese in the pond.

Unknown said...

I thought this might have been you but I was not certain until now. Congratulations!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Congratulations on the feature!
I love that last photo with the geese on your misty morning pond!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Carolyn: I'm glad you had a good vacation in Florida and I went by Becky's and liked what I saw so am following her also. Copngratulations, on the article. I usually have my magazine by now, but will have to pick it up tomorrow. I'm sure I won't be disappointed in the article, but I'm almost positive the photographs won't be as pretty as yours..Happy Sunday..Judy

June said...

I am so happy for you Carolyn!!! I will be getting a copy when I go to town next. It looks like a beautiful article and I can't to read it myself!!!
I also was so happy to see the pictures of you and Becky while you were in Florida. You two must have had so much fun!
Has your garden woke up yet? Just in the last two days the peonies have emerged from their long Winter's nap. Some of the trees are now starting to leaf a little too. Even though this is actually a little early for us, I've been a little impatient. Last year the snow hadn't even melted off the lawn yet : ) so I don't know what I'm thinking.
sending hugs...

Unknown said...

Congrats on a well deserved feature!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I so enjoyed reading about you in Romantic Homes. I told my kids--I know her, I know her! They weren't too impressed:) Your home should be in Romantic Homes every issue. I have never seen a home more romantic than yours!

Sanna - My Blueberry House said...

Welcome home Carolyn and congratulations to the feature in the magazine! I wouldn´t mind spend some time in Florida, it´s so cold here! No warm spring weather for us just yet.


Madamme Anne said...

Happy saturday carolyn... I'm salwa from malaysia... Nice blog and very inspired... Really love ur blog... :)

Madamme Anne said...

Happy saturday carolyn... I'm salwa from malaysia... Nice blog and very inspired... Really love ur blog... :)

Victorian1885 said...

Congratulations Carolyn on your feature... tomorrow I will have to hunt down a copy! I am so glad you had a nice break in Florida. Since Canada experienced such a warm winter I am sure your gardens will be really beautiful soon and I bet you can't wait to get your hands into the soil. I know I speak for everyone when I say we can't wait to see the beauty you & your husband create. Have a great week!


Anonymous said...

I just bought a copy yesterday and was so excited to see your article. Your gardens are truly heaven on earth. Congrats!

xo, abby

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Carolyn, oh how wonderful!
I always tell you that your pictures look like the belong in a magazine!
Congratulations on all your hard work!

Heaven's Walk said...

I saw your gorgeous feature, Carolyn, and was so very thrilled for you!!!! It was sooooo well deserved! I can't think of any other place on earth that is more beautiful than your house and gardens. In fact, when I opened up my RH issue and saw your feature there, I jumped up and started flapping the magazine in front of The Husband's eyes, hollering, "I KNOW HER! I KNOW HER! We write to each other!!!!" lolol! He thought I had lost it.

Then when somebody on Wheel of Fortune won a trip to PEI the other day, I wimpered to him, "I want to go there...." He said, "Someday...."

Anyway, so glad that you were able to squeeze in some vacation in beautiful Florida with your family, sweetie! What a beautiful sight to wake up to..... ♥

xoxo laurie

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Hi Carolyn,
Congratulations! Your gardens and home are deserved to be featured! Love the photo of your pond, so lovely.


Oh my godness Carolyn,

the pic of your pond has left me breathless.


Beverly said...

Congratulations on this wonderful feature, Carolyn. I am so happy for you. Your home is a treat for all.

And, I know you and Becky must have had a great time.

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

My heart skipped a beat...when I saw your images...and that you had an article in ROMANTIC very, very favorite magazine...and I need to run right out and get this issue..if there are any left. I am so late in doing that this month.
Your images are delightful beyond words.
SO glad I came across your blog.

Sandra said...

When I bought this issue of Romantic Homes I didn't realize there was an article about you. Imagine my delight when I saw it!

I wish Romantic Homes would do feature more homes and gardens like yours. I enjoyed the older issues of this magazine from some reason and your home reminds me of these past editions.

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Kathie said...

Hi Carolyn, It's 4am and I'm awake for some reason but catching up on all your bloggy news makes up for not being able to sleep! Congratulations!! What an honour to be featured in Romantic Homes magazine. You have a most beautiful home and garden with the sweetest and most "romantic" decorating and designing touches that I've ever seen. So I am not surprised that you were featured! I'm so happy for you!