Monday, September 01, 2008

LOL!!!
PLEASE DON'T TELL MY HUSBAND...
I'VE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH MY MAILMAN!

It's official! As of last Saturday I have totally fallen head over heals for my Mailman. His name is Mr. Wonderful (aka, Mike). Now I don't have to worry about calling my husband by the wrong name since it's the same as the Mailmans!

Let's start at the beginning. If you and I have ever met either in person or via the internet you probably already know that my lifelong dream has been to have my home featured in a magazine. I was honored last fall when Harris Publications did a wonderful feature on my Pink Fairy Cottage. But.... I still was holding onto the hope that one day they would take photos of the most important space in my life ~ the inside of my home ~ and show it to the world.

For the people who know me well ~ tooting my own horn is difficult. However, I must share my dream come true with all of you. This is a definite PINCH ME MOMENT! COUNTRY VICTORIAN MAGAZINE has featured my humble abode in September's issue. Although not on the new stands until next week, my favorite mailman (Mike) brought me a copy early.

It is beyond amazing to see these beautiful photographs of my home actually in print. Even I can't believe I live here. I've always had the opinion that my house was beautiful and friends have seemed to agree. But seeing it showcased in a magazine takes on a whole new meaning. Words cannot describe it. It is an honor to be able to share this feature with all of you. I hope you enjoy it as much I do.








75 comments:

Jenni B said...

Cathy, I am soo proud of you! I really feel like I know you now just by taking a look into your beautifully romantic living space. Now I just want to know what Mike thinks about all of the pink and flowers. Too bad if he doesn't like it - you deserve your pink palace! :) Congratulations!!

Jenni B

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Oh Cathy, I am so happy and excited for you! I can hardly wait to get this issue!!
Thank you so much for the foxglove seeds; I appreciate it so much.
:)
Becca

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

How cool is this! I will have to buy a copy as soon as it comes out!

Kady

Sharon said...

Wow! Cath~ I am so happy for you~ your house is absoletly gorgeous and magazine worthy. Congrats my Sweet Friend~ oxox~S

jillian said...

Oh, how wonderful!! It looks absolutely amazing. Can't wait to get my hands on a copy of that magazine!!
XOXO
Jillian

Roxie said...

OMG Cathy!!!! Words cannot even express how I feel about your exciting news. I am so over the top happy for you and that your gorgeous home is recognized by many. I'm so glad your home got published and that your dream came true.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, you are an inspiration to me each and every day. I admire all that you are and all that you do.
Love ya Cath!!!!
xoxo
Rox

lisa said...

Cathy

Congratulations pinkie! I know that you have worked hard to make your home amazing. You deserve this. Way to go Cathy.

Lisa
www.palepinkandroses.com

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Goodness Cathy, I am so excited and happy for you. Your home looks gorgeous from your photos but I can't wait to get the magazine and show all my friends....hey I know that lady!! ~ Lynn

Lu Lu's Fluffy Ruffles said...

EEEEEKKKKK!!!!
Cathy im so excited for you!!
I remember you telling me a while back about the possiblility but I forgot to ask you whatever happened.
Congratualations you deserve the feature and attention your incredibly talented and have great style!
smiles,
Sandy

Rose Petals & Blooms said...

You little devil!! You kept this quite a secret! Weren't you dying to scream it from the rooftops!!! You are absolutely amazing and such an inspiration! I can't believe how gorgeous your home is, but I should have known by your beautiful creations on your website. Congratulations my sweet, I can't wait to get a copy...

My Romantic Country with the feature of your Pink Fairy Cottage has been dog eared for over a year. I'm sure my Country Victorian will look the same (smiles)~
Big Hugs to you my friend! I'm so proud to say I know you~
xoxoxo
Shell

Rose Petals & Blooms said...

You little devil!! You kept this quite a secret! Weren't you dying to scream it from the rooftops!!! You are absolutely amazing and such an inspiration! I can't believe how gorgeous your home is, but I should have known by your beautiful creations on your website. Congratulations my sweet, I can't wait to get a copy...

My Romantic Country with the feature of your Pink Fairy Cottage has been dog eared for over a year. I'm sure my Country Victorian will look the same (smiles)~
Big Hugs to you my friend! I'm so proud to say I know you~
xoxoxo
Shell

Devonia said...

Cathy! This is one of the most wonderful layouts I've ever seen. So many times, unfortunately, the lay-outs don't see m to capture the gorgeous pinks (guess it is lighting that turns the pinks salmon?) but the lighting must have been perfect. It's just gorgeous. You had so many things to work with there was no way it could be anything but... So pleased to see it.

My bests,
Devonia

SoCal Helene said...

Hi Cathy, oh my goodness, Congratulations! Your home is gorgeous and I love the picture with you in it, just adorable….Can’t wait to get a copy!
;o) Helene

Shell said...

Congratulations!!!! This is so exciting and I'm so happy for you! I can't wait to get my copy!
Hugs,
Michelle

Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

Whoo Hoo Cathy! I am so proud of you! I can't wait to get the magazine. You deserve it!
Pink Hugs
Stephanie

gail said...

Hi Cathy,,, what a gorgeous home you have. Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you and cant wait to get a copy. I may have to have you autograph it girl. LOL This is great. luv, gail

Debbie said...

Cathy.....how exciting!!! I can't wait to get my copy of Country Victorian...it will be almost as good as seeing your home in person!

Pink hugs,
Debbie

Patricia said...

Cathy, this is so over the top exciting! Your home is just gorgeous, a definite dream come true and it sure deserves to have that amazing spread. Can't wait til it hits the newstands, I love telling people, I know this person!
Congratulations,
Pat

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

I am happy that your dream came true...I know how hard you have worked for it. Now I have to drive to the Big City and get a copy of the magazine...

(())

karin@creativechaos said...

Absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to see the magazine in person!

Andie-The Brown Bee said...

OOOH EEEEMM GEEEE! Your home is beyond gorgeous, darlin'.....but I'm gonna get one of those pink flyswatters and give you a good lil swat for keepin' this under your bonnet! =0] Congrats on yet another of your dreams becoming reality...you surely deserve it. xoxo

Lallee said...

Cathi, congratulations! I am watching my newsstand for a copy. I love that they used so many pictures--all beautiful.

Inka Thomas said...

Wow Cathy...What a beautiful home! I know you are so proud and excited. We are proud of you.
Inka

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Hello,

Congratulations! Your house looks fantastic!

~ Gabriela ~

CIELO said...

congratulations....! your home is so charming! I can understand your joy.... the day I'll win a literary contest will be "MY Day"... Hehe! Lucky you your day has come; don't think mine will ever come any soon :)

Now that you will be showing your house in a magazine, would you show your fav window on the day of my party? :) Really, the House in the Roses is having a Window Party this Friday, and wish you could participate.... only thing you need to do is show us your favorite window of your home.... it promises to be fun! come see!


cielo

Joyce Lucas said...

Congratulations my frind. I know this has been a dream of yours and now you've had a nother dream come true! You deserve this! Ohh and it helps that the house is beautiful too!!
xxoo Mama B

Alice W. said...

Congrats!
It looks adorable!

Sandy Michelle said...

Congratulations! How exciting! Your house is fabulous! I love the title of your blog..LOL!

Sandy xox

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

OH CATHY!!!!!! Congratulations!!!! I read the whole thing :) FABULOUS!!!! Your home is so gorgeous! I love all of your tips and tricks, one of the best articles ever. I cannot wait to get my copy! All the little details of your home are so beautiful. I have dreamed of having my home in a magazine since I was little. It must be so exciting! You deserve it Cathy!

Love ya,
Amy

Andrea said...

Congrats! What an honor!

I can't wait to get my copy of the
magazine.

Andrea

Pink Slippers said...

I think I just found your blog for the first time, but I do remember seeing your pink cottage in a magazine. How exciting for you to have one done on your home inside. I will buy the magazine just to see your special place. It looks just lovely. Wendy

Valerie said...

What a beautiful spread and your home is great.

I must get a copy of this issue to enjoy all the details.

Congrats!

Tammy said...

Congratulations on a dream come true! I am very proud of you. Your home is absolutely gorgeous! Pink is not a color my husband would in a million years let me paint my home in but your husband ust be an angel to allow you to. Your home is feminine and elegant. Thanks for sharing.
~Tammy

Sharon~heartsongs said...

That is wonderful! I'm excited for you and I can't wait to get a copy of the magazine.

Sue said...

Congrats! I cant wait till it comes out here to see!How wonderful!
Sue

Sue said...

Congrats Cathy, how exciting! I cant wait to see it!
Sue

Nancy at ManicForMosaics said...

How EXCITING is THAT!?!?! Thanks for the preview but I'm sure I'll have to get the magazine and look at the pix over and OVER again! Too cute!

Check out my blog & the post about purple becuase I'm having a giveaway!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Congratulations and how beautiful! I will be buying my own copy for sure....and will be proud to say, "I know her!"

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

How dreamy! I can't wait to get a hold of my copy. I also have tea cup chandeliers. They are my favs! Congratulations!

Silena said...

Cathy, There simply are no words to describe the joy I feel for you in this incredible accomplishment. Your home is divine and it and you deserve the wonderful compliment!! A huge congratulations to you!!

Susan - My Vintage Charm said...

Cathy this is so exciting! Your creative ablility shows in these beautiful photos. Can't wait until this issue is out! Please keep us posted!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! You desire the very best!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Congratulations!!! Your home is so beautiful! What a great article!
Michelle

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Cathy, you go and toot that horn of yours girl! You deserve it!

I am so very proud of you. What a gorgeous spread. Your house looks absolutely gorgeous, and that's a great pic of you too!

oxox
Jennifer

Lori said...

Cathy,
Great big congratulations to you! can't wait to get a copy! best wishes for a Happy Autumn! Lori

Back Through Time said...

Congrats to you!! What a wonderful honor and definitely a "pinch me moment" if not longer than that! I'd be flying for weeks:-)
Have a great weekend!
Michelle

Enchanted Treasures said...

Congratulations Cathy!
See what happens when we hold our dreams so dearly? (and work so hard!) ha!
It's all so beautiful and you are encouraged to 'toot your own horn'.
Well deserved! Bravo!!!
xo Roberta

Vicki Pink Pearl Girl said...

Cathy,
Congratulations on the magazine article showing your beautiful home. I have always loved the pictures of your home, porch & of course the pink fairy cottage. You look gorgeous in your work space & the space looks gorgeous too. You so deserve this & now on to the next dream to come true my pink sister!!!
Hugs,
Vicki (All Bliss Be Thine)

Flowerchild Clay Queen Angel Heart Designs said...

WOW! WTG Cath! I'm so happy for you...can't wait to get my copy! Your home is precious!
Cindy xoxo :)

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

COngratulations on your article Kathy!! What a wonderful sweet home you have...xo Heather

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

oohhh SO sorry I wrote Kathy instead of Cathy!!! xoxoxo

SherryRoseBella said...

Cathy...congratulations on having your home featured...it is soooo pretty!! hugs, Sherry

Crystal ~ CJO Glassware & Gifts said...

Cathy ~ this is so cool!! Congratulations!! Can't wait to get my copy of CV and see all of your eye candy.

Crystal

twinkleshabbystar said...

Congratulations Cathy!! Im sooo exctied for you! Just from the photos your home looks sweet, dreamy and AMAZING! I MUST look for a copy! So happy for you!!!! :) XOXO

Connie said...

My sweet friend, I'm sorry I've been absent!! I'm trying feverishly to catch up on approx. 200 blog posts! Yikes! Nuuuuuuuu, I haven't forgotten you at all. Email me privately through my Profile page if you need to. Just jerk my chain, sweetpea! It's been a zoo around here for a month or two now but with fall/winter creeping in I think it'll settle down a bit from garden, yard work, remodel(!) and getting house back in order. Again, sorry. I'm going to go through your blog post by post to catch up. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog!!!!!!! I'd never stop reading it, lovely one.
Smoochies,
Connie

Connie said...

Cathyyyyyyyyyy, I've just finished reading this post (prior to my first comment here) and couldn't believe it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yessssssss, it's adorable, honey buns!!! Ohhhh my, how pleased you must be, sweetpea! I'm truly happy and ecstatic for ya, chickee!!!!! Oh, I'm still in shock of all the gorgeous things in the photos. I don't subscribe to that magazine and haven't bought it I don't think, but you can bet your pink toenails I will now that you're in it. Congratulations, little sweet chick!!!!! I'm still reeling, honey.....

Excited smoochies,
Connie.....who loves ya...... ;-)

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Hi Cathy,
WOW !!! WOW !!! WOW !!! and WOW !!!
Congratulations....the pictures are just beautiful....your home looks amazing.....I will look for the book that is for sure....and thank you for your sweet comment.....your the best....
Hugs,
Mo :-)

Christine - IE Mom Blogger said...

Oh my goodness!! How amazing is that! I am so so happy for you. I wonder if my bookstore carries this magazine considering I am all the way out here in the CA. If so, you'll have to sign it for me!!
Congrats that is so exciting!!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Congratulations!!!! I'm so happy for you!! It looks so beautiful...I'll be buying a copy for sure!!

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Hi Cathy,
Summer Place is my all time favorite song....I never get tired of hearing it....I'm so glad it gave you the sweet memories of you and your Mom....
Hugs,
Mo :-)

Christine said...

Cathy!!!!
I was screaming out loud for Dan to come and see the article. We are so proud of you and we are so thrilled that this article hit the stands when it did. What perfect timing! You are going to be so busy with orders.
You go girl! We love you so much!
xoxo!
Christine

Jennifer said...

Oh congratulations..you must be on cloud nine! Can't wait to see!!!!!

An Enchanted Cottage said...

Oh my gosh - how exciting for you!! And for those of us who read your blog! Well, I will be on the lookout for this magazine for sure!! Congratulations!!!!!...Donna

Shabby Vintage dreams said...

Your house is stunning!! Big pat on the back for all dedication. You toatlly deserve some praise, you have made a delightful stunning and warm home for you and your family!! Be proud be very proud!!
Mandii

Arlene said...

Congratulations! I'll have to go buy a copy - looks absolutely lovely! And, I love your mailman bit :)

KimberlyRyanDesigns said...

Beautiful! Just picked mine up yesterday! Congrats!!Hugs, Kimberly

Linda said...

Hi Kathy,
Congratulations, your home is truely beautiful.
Cheers Linda

Melissa said...

WOW! What an amazing accomplishment- and VERY well deserved I might add. Your home is beautiful- delicious, actually! How exciting...congratulations.

celestina marie said...

Hi Cathy, I am so very excited for you and the magazine article. Your home is just simply beautiful. I can't wait to get my copy in the mail. It will be a real keepsake for my collection.
Congratulations!!
hugs, Celestina
la rea rose

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Cathy! I'm glad you stopped by cuz now I found your beautiful blog!!! Congrats on the magazine feature; I can't wait to pick up a copy; your home looks to be gorgeous!! My taste is all over the place and this week its victorian cottage!lol Hope you'll visit me again - Sincerely, Jeannette

Jennifer said...

I came on over from Flickr (thank you for posting your blog!) and OMGoodness! Is that really your house?! Totally and utterly adorable in every way. My four year old daughter was standing here with me as i was looking at your pics and she could not stop "ooing" and "aahhing". Congrats!
Have a wonderful day!!

Sandi Behne said...

Yes, yes, yes what a victory. You are indeed an inspiration. Lucky, lucky you...I so envy you.
Sandi of Pittsfield, Ma.

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Wow Cathy what can I say except that your home is just so Stunning & so Romantic I really love it.
Lyn xoxoxo

vivian said...

Congratulations! I'll be picking the magazine up soon as I see it!
and,, yes thats a great mailman you have! how nice of him.
hugs
vivian

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Cathy ~
I ran to the store and got the magazine as soon as I got home so I could see you home feature ~
It is a wonderful story and your house is beautiful !!
Congratulations !
xoxo,
Lori

Crystal said...

Congrats Cathy on being featured. I would be need someone to "pinch me" I was looking for this and the Romantic Living mag, but did not find them,yet

How great for you!