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February 16, 2012

A Little Introduction & Flea Market Gardens Magazine

Hello from Wine Country, 

I was getting ready to make a lovely announcement when in the middle of my photo shoot here at My Petite Maison, our newly adopted cat (thanks to our daughter... ) decided she'd jump from her French foot stool in the other room and into my photos.

So, without further adieu, this is Pippi.  Pippi Rose to be precise.  

While we will never replace dear Buttercup, and would never want to, our daughter thought Mr. Giles needed a friend.  Mr. Giles thinks differently, but... does like to eat his breakfast with Pippi but that is about it.  Nevertheless, Pips is a sweet cat, reminds us a bit of our Gigi and is very quiet... she's trying hard to make friends here.

So this is how it went...  I set things up and here she comes, guess it looks like an inviting place after all.  Flowers, magazines, comfy blankets and pillows.  Just what any cat would like, non?

So, I let her stay and worked around HER.

Aren't the roses pretty?  From hubby last Friday from the grocery store.  I told him not to buy them last week as they'd be marked way up because of Valentine's Day.  He said he listened to me since he bought one dozen instead of the Friday usual of 2 dozen roses from the grocer.  I really love these, pale roses, then the beautiful color on the edges of pretty pink.  A little burst of color for our Maison.

Funny, but Pips likes to look up a lot.  From what we understand, she was in a cage in a garage for 6 months or so.  Bet she didn't realize there were lovely things to look at all around.  We look at her and say she's looking up to Heaven & seeing Buttercup & sweet Zeke.

 The cutest part is she has a heart for a nose... See?

Okay... Enough about Pips for the moment.  

I am so happy to announce that My Petite Maison is featured in the beautiful gardening magazine, Flea Market Gardens, in their annual edition for 2012.  I can't tell you how thrilled I was when Debra Wittrup, the Editor, contacted me asking about featuring our gardens and little gardening shack.

My Petite Maison featured in Flea Market Gardens Magazine 2012

A lot of hard work went into prepping our gardens and I'm so proud to say it was just the two of us.  Me and my hubby, that's it... no gardener for the yard, no builder for the shack.  Just US.  

Have a dream and make it happen...
Little by little it will take shape!

Here's just a glimpse of the article... Our Mr. Giles made it into the magazine, sitting atop a My Petite Maison bistro chair, seems they're all the rage now.
Magazine Photography by Mark Lohman • Styled by Sunday Hendrickson

A very big thank you to Flea Market Gardens Magazine.

We hope you'll pick one up and be inspired as we've been... Can't wait to get out in the gardens and work away this Spring & Summer!
Little Pippi's Ears & Flea Market Gardens Magazine 2012 featuring My Petite Maison
All my best wishes for continuing to make YOUR dreams come true.  

What are YOU currently working on?

I'm working on getting over these sinus issues this week and getting loads of new (antique & vintage) items photographed and stocked in the store in the next few weeks.  Have lots to do and looking forward to it!

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cityfarmer said...

I could stand to look at your house every day in every magazine!

Proje Çantası said...

Ooooh very lovely, so cute! I love cats and mine too.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Little Pippi is adorable!!! I love her nose! Congrats on the recognition for the magazine. I will look forward to seeing you in print again.

Like you, I've been out scouting for items to put in the shops. Always fun, but a lot of work. Fun work.


Shabbyfufu said...

Saw your post on FB while I'm eating my lunch over here Tracie. Sweet new kitty love...good for you! Good for you too on the article with your beautiful garden work...YAY!
Have never seen that magazine and since we have no more bookstores around here not sure I'll find it...but anyway....CONGRATS! xoxo, Janet

Kris said...


It looks like Pippi, your new addition is adapting well to her new surroundings and loves to have her photo taken. Very sweet!

Congratulations on the article in Flea Market Gardens!


My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

BIG congrats on your feature! Bigger congrats on Pippi, I know that's got to be a great feeling!!!!!!!!!!

Mar said...

Congratulations Tracie...not only for being featured in Flea Market Gardens, but for having sweet Pips join your life. She brought a tear to my eye, as I had a kitty that looked just like Pips when I was a young girl. She had a heart shaped nose too!
Going to hunt down that magazine today..What a joy for you to have your garden featured for always and forever in a magazine.
Much love to you!xxoo

The Vintage Farmhouse said...


A Romantic Porch said...

Welcome Pippi! WE will love hearing all about your adventures. Congratulations Tracie!!!!! So so happy for you! I love that magazine. I will enjoy reading all about you. xo rachel

chateau de fleurs said...

Hi Tracie, So much great news! I can't wait to get a copy of this magazine to see your garden. Have fun with your new kitty! XO Christie

shadow*jewels said...

I love Pippi! She's such a pretty girl. Thank you, bless you for rescuing her and giving her such a wonderful home.

Cheryl ~ Casual Cottage Chic said...

Congrats on being in this magazine. Haven't seen this one before. Is it published by the same group that does the Flea Market Style magazine (Ki)? Love your kitty; I think a Tuxedo, what with the markings, like our Oreo :-) Looking forward to seeing what treasures you've collected for your shop.

Cindy said...

AHHHHHHH!!!! Congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL garden being in the magazine! That's so cool!, but not surprising... your garden is amazing!
And Pippi is adorable and so so funny getting into your photo shoots! You make it special, and she thinks it's just for her... funny
She has a sweet face too...


About Vintage French Hen said...

How cute is Pippy? Oh my goodness, that heart shaped birth mark on the nose is precious! I only wish I had one too...Love you Tracie, your pictures in the magazine are amazing! I'm so proud of you!!! Marcia

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Beautiful. What kind of French Country home would it be without a content kitty or two? Have a wonderful weekend. Dee xo

Curtains in My Tree said...

I love Pippi and I am sure I will love seeing your garden in the new magazine. I will stop and get one after work

I am really thinking about getting me a cat, I just can't decide if I want it to be only indoor cat since I live in town on a very busy street. I love seeing your newest cat

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Congrats on being featured again!
And Pippi is adorable. She wants to be in every photo, just like my Winnie. :-)


Anne said...

I picked up that magazine and was so thrilled to see your garden in it.Congratulations.Pippi Rose is a sweetie.Cats LOVE to be the center of attention don't they.That is how my Tabbitha is.Hope you are feeling better soon.I am trying to get some painting done.But the weather is not co-operating.

Tutti Chic said...

I picked up the magazine & your garden is lovely! I was so happy to see you in there. Your cat's little nose makes me smile...:) chris

Italian Girl in Georgia said...

Hi Tracie!

I purchased this magazine not even realizing that you and your gorgeous and charming garden was featured! What a surprise to see the article after I got home to read the magazine. Congratulations on a beautiful feature.

It's obvious you love your home and garden. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Ciao bella,

Heaven's Walk said...

Congrats on your feature, Tracie!! How exciting! I love your sweet little Pipi, too. What a cutie patootie! :)

xoxo laurie

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

How exciting and SO deserving! Congratulations! And I am all about Pipi! I have FOUR cats who are all VERY different but wonderful! And one stray that I feed everyday....maybe I should count him too!

Beautiful photos!

Lou Cinda

Linda Carole Bloom said...

I will definitely buy that mag - looks like a fun read. Pip just made that photo shoot - I loved all her different poses!

Goedele François said...


I discovered your blog a week ago. It is very interesting. I liked the pictures of the magazines, because those were titles I had never heard of before. I'll look them up.
Greetings from Belgium

Chris said...

Congratulations Tracie. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Amber said...

I think Pippi fits right in. She seems to be the perfect Maison kitty!
xo, Amber

Angie said...

Your magazine article is lovely! Congratulations.

I know how you feel about losing and gaining and new furry friend. The first time I went through it, the pain was so bad I said I would never have another pet. Well, my Sis brought over a little bundle who purred immediately in my hand. The rest is history!

You're a special person when you make room for pets in your life. Of course, they give us so much love that it's worth it!

Have a wonderful day, and thank you for the lovely posts.

Debbie said...

I was reading the magazine at the pharmacy on my lunch break, and was pleasantly surprised to see your wonderful gardens, and porch on the pages! Of course, I bought the magazine, and keep looking at the article. It's gorgeous!!!!

Kelly Ash said...

Hi Tracie,

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, it was so sweet of you! I love your blog - its so soft and euopean! I am so excited to get to know you better!

It must be so exciting to be featured in The Flea Market Garden Magazine! What a lovely garden you have!

I can't wait to see what you have come up with for the debut edition of Parisienne Farmgirl!

Warmest Wishes,