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January 26, 2012

Pails of Romantic Fleurs & Delightful Nature

Hello friends,

I've been working on new, loved projects for My Petite Maison and celebrating my birthday with family.  What have you been up to? 

Arm loads of fleurs, my desk at window
 Yes... you see my new "Prairie Chair", inspired by Fifi, of course.   It's loved and worn.  I've had so many searches for Prairie Chairs (and bistro chairs) coming to my blog and store so I've decided to call my new find Prairie Chair at My Petite Maison.

I am in love with the flowers my husband gave me for my birthday.  See them below? 

This year, he simply gave me bunches and bunches of roses from our local grocer and I placed them in my French pails and old antique bottles.  I love the hues of white and the tinge of very light green color against each other that mix in with the natural colors and pastels in our home.

Antique parfum bottle from France, old Chanel charms

As you can see, I took loads of photos.  I love making vignettes all over the house.

Bits et Pieces.. especially our daughter's Mother of Pearl teething ring & my Dad's bible when he was in US service

Also, one day I was really just listening to the quiet and had the doves on my mind that wake me up each morning.  We're blessed to have doves nest in our huge pine each year and their cooing is just lovely and calming, it really brings a sense of peace.



So pretty...

I'd like to say thank you to everyone that entered the magazine giveaway of Romantic Country Magazine featuring our Wine Country home and antique goods from My Petite Maison, the boutique.  And a very special thank you to all my old friends and the new ones I've met that have supported me so very kindly.  My heart has been touched ~ Thank YOU.

 Part of our feature in Romantic Country Magazine showcasing our romantic 
flea market finds and Wine Country cottage.  Spring, 2012.
Styled by Fifi O'Neill with Photography by Mark Lohman

Now, for the giveaway:  The 2 names our daughter picked out of my French country hat are Barbara Jean & Sheila.

Please send me your info and I'll send them out to you.

I'm starting to stock a few new (very old) things in the boutique and am hoping to get more in maybe over the next couple of weeks.  I have a huge project I'm working on next week and can't wait to share with you soon.... very, very excited!

See you soon...

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January 4, 2012

My Petite Maison in Romantic Country Magazine, 2012

Hello Friends,

As many of you know (yes, the lovely cat's out of the bag and in mail boxes and at newsstands everywhere)  My Petite Maison is featured in the beautiful Romantic Country Magazine just out for Spring, 2012.

To say I'm over the Moon is an understatement for certain!
My Petite Maison (the house) featured, Spring 2012
I have long been a fan of the magazine, so filled with lovely inspiration for the soul.

My husband and I along with our beloved My Petite Maison pets Zeke, Giles and Buttercup were blessed to have my dear friend and the most talented lady in the world, Fifi O'Neill and photographer Mark Lohman visit our small cottage/maison in Wine Country last summer in July.  It was a cool, summer day... the heat wave was a thing of the past and everything just fell into lovely, lovely place!

I have to include my very treasured photo of that day here with you again.  I know, my dear friends, you will understand for so many reasons and I love you for it.
Favorite Photo • Zeke et Fifi • The Meeting of 2 Kind Souls

Here are a few low resolution photos I'd love to share with you of the Romantic Country Magazine feature.

My Petite Maison in Romantic Country Magazine, Spring 2012

My Petite Maison featured in Romantic Country Magazine, 2012

My Petite Maison featured in Romantic Country Magazine, 2012

My Petite Maison featured in Romantic Country Magazine, 2012

I know many of you already subscribe to the magazine but I wanted to mention that you can find this magazine in Northern California at Safeway & at Wal-Mart too if you're looking to pick a copy up at stores.
Also, I'm giving 2 copies of the magazine away here on my blog.  Just leave a comment if you don't already receive the magazine and we'll send a copy to 2 people in the next couple of weeks... we'll have our daughter pick 2 names out of a French-Country hat (of course!).

I'd also like to mention, my friend Polly (Counting Your Blessings) is featured in the issue and another dear friend, Anne (Fiona and Twig) has her photography published in RC as well.  Please go pay them a visit!

Lastly many thanks to Romantic Country Magazine and Editor, Mary Forsell for featuring our place of residence, My Petite Maison.  We had the time of our lives the day of the photo shoot with Fifi and Mark, it won't be a day we'll soon forget... it lives in our mind and forever in our hearts!

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