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|
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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