What a difference a day makes! Of course it is January in the Midwest... but it has been spring like weather here with the exception of a handful of days. And yesterday was no exception, I was outside all day yesterday working in the yard and garage. Just puttering, organizing and cleaning. It was a sunshiny 55 degrees with blue skies.
I was looking at all my bushes because they are actually budding out... the tulips and crocus are up too.
Even my peony tree has large red buds, which isn't good!
I did wrap it up yesterday in burlap from the good advice of my friend Donna.
It is a good day to stay inside, put a pot of coffee on and maybe do a few things you have been thinking about doing but haven't sat still long enough. For me it is reading the latest issue of Romantic Country. Now don't get me wrong, I did go through it as soon as it came out. I just haven't read all of the articles. And since my home is featured in this issue along with some good friends of mine, I wanted to enjoy it.
The Miss fabulous Fifi O'Neill
sent me the pictures to share.
They were such a delight when they were here.
I do have to comment on the colors of the bedrooms, they turned out much brighter than they are. Sometimes the printing doesn't get it true to the photo.
I am honored to be in such good company in this issue. I was so tickled to see my good friend Polly from Counting Your Blessings. Her beautiful farmhouse is featured with all her wonderful creative touches.
Also featured in this issue is Tracie from My Petite Maison. Her lovely home in CA features her beautiful collections and some wonderful shots of her porch.
Also, my talented friend Anne of Fiona and Twig has her photography featured in this issue. She has taken images of another amazing friend Theresa of Garden Antiques Vintage. Anne photographed her beautiful dress form displays in Warrenton.
If you haven't already gotten your copy, be sure and pick one up. I got mine at Target. This issue is loaded with serious eye candy.
I will go back to a second cup of coffee and read...
while this keeps coming.
I am linking up with
my good friend Debra at Common Ground
LaurieAnna's Vintage Home
The Picket Fence
French Country Cottage
The Charm of Home