Thursday, January 17, 2013

Pale Pink Roses... and things that touch my heart...



I don't do alot of decorating for Valentines Day...  maybe because our home is already full of the things I have gathered over the years that say "love" to me...  I didn't go out and buy anything new...  I already had all of these things that speak to my heart... I am truly most content with what I already have, and an occasional "new" vintage treasure every now and then... I love these things that make me smile...  


Like pale pink roses on sweet little hearts... (the pretty little white heart with a pale pink rose was a gift to me from my sweet rose~loving friend June at Laughing With Angels)... and on beautiful vintage porcelain...  and on one precious little pup's pink collar... "pink roses... happiness, gracefulness...  gentleness and love"...  and pretty pink roses back on my bed for Spring ...  I bought this set some years ago at TJ Maxx...  I think it is called English Rose... I bought the two rose pillows (the one out of barkcloth and the one next to it) from Tara Frey back when she had her shop "Bella Pink"...  the "Home Sweet Home" rose pillow is Rachel Ashwell from Target years ago...

 

 Making it the perfect place to dream...


Of pink roses, of course...

(My favorite jewelry... sprinkled with dried pink roses from my garden...   gifts to me from my sister, my nieces, Jack my love and vintage pieces that belonged to my mama) 

I want to thank all of you for your heartfelt comments on my post previous to this one about my blog being featured in the February issue of Romantic Homes magazine...  your comments all mean so much to me... and I love you all... xoxo...  Julie Marie




Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Merci Romantic Homes!...



"Hundreds.... really alot... some ... okay, ONE fan showed up to get her copy of the February issue of Romantic Homes magazine autographed by Julie Marie at her magazine signing event as her blog "Idyllhours" was featured in the "Site Seeing" section for February"...


 Photo taken by Monsieur Jacques
(Yes, Jack puts up with my silliness! and he's very proud of me...  not my silliness, my being in the magazine...  I think that's what he meant???... I kinda think maybe he likes my silliness too!...  tee hee hee...  Tessy loves her silly mama!...)
 
To say I was flattered and surprised when asked to be featured in the February issue of one of my very favorite magazines would be an understatement... when Beth Livesay contacted me last October, I could hardly believe it...  I always say Idyllhours is a "small town blog" and I am just a country girl... I am so honored to be in this beautiful magazine for the month of February under "Site Seeing"...


Beth requested a number of my photos and I was very happy with the ones Beth chose to feature...




This is another absolutely beautiful issue you will want to linger over...  Thank you Romantic Homes and Beth!...  xoxo...  Julie Marie