Friday, March 19, 2010

isn't it romantic



I am dancing on air . . .



I am thrilled to have my blog included in the May issue of Romantic Homes at their we love / site seeing section.



One week ago today my sweet blogging friend Sharon called to let me know she had just received the new issue and that we were both in it! Sharon's shop Pansy Cottage & Garden is featured on page 29.

Day after day I have been anxiously checking my mail and the local bookstore for the May issue: NOTHING!

Today I found three copies at a different bookstore and so I bought all of them! I was so giddy and wished the cashier would ask why I was buying three issues. I really wanted an excuse to blather on in my excitement and jump around but I held it together.
(I have jumping tendencies)



Fortunately when I stopped by the library to pick up some requested books, my pals, including Bethany gave me that excuse! I truly appreciate the opportunity to be giddy here on my blog, too.



If you are visiting for the first time and are interested in seeing the photos featured in their original context, provided below are links to their blog posts:



Thank you so much blogging friends for making "Gee, I think I'll give blogging a try," into a special part of my life.

Happy Spring!

xo
elyse

ps



The elusive French knot captured in a photo!

91 comments:

caroline joy said...

Congratulations! That is so awesome -- good for you. You do have a very lovely and happy blog :)

Cindy said...

Congratulations on being published and the French Knot. They each will hold a special place in your memory!!

Cindy from Tx

beth gales said...

Ok I have to say wow!!!--it must be so great to be validated like this and be in a magazine. So congrats and celebrate all yor hard work getting noticed and appreciated. These are just darling and your praise is well deserved! Have a fabulous weekend!

Beach Vintage said...

Congrats on being features in the magazine. Well done.

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hooray for you Elyse! And hooray for me too! This is so exciting. Its especially special because we are in the same issue. Big congratulations hugs to you!

Mary Ellen said...

Elyse I received my Romantic Home issue the other day and saw my friend Elyse in the issue- my how fun that must be for you!!

Your sampler is coming along so beautifully!

I got my little Easter baskets out today to my swap partners. Thanks to you- I finally joined a swap and have had so much fun. I can't wait to show you the cute baskets I made - I think you will really like them.

bee blessed
mary

Cottage Rose said...

Wow Congratulations! how exciting for you.... it could not have happened to a more deserving person... enjoy....the feeling...

Hugs;
Alaura

stefanie said...

oh, my goodness, I am sooooo happy for you, now I can say when I look at the magazine,,"I know her"...well kinda. oh, I would be giddy to, you need to frame it and hang it on your wall...congratulations!!!!

gretchen said...

Congratulations! I'll to look harder for that issue - it's hiding out there someplace ....

gretchen said...

Congratulations! I'll to look harder for that issue - it's hiding out there someplace ....

Pieces of Dreams said...

Hi There!

How beautiful and precious!

Makes me feel romantic..."Hello! Any one feeling a little romantic out there?" Thank you for the lovely (first time) visit, Karen

Terri Gordon said...

How wonderful, congratulations, love to visit your beautiful blog.

debi said...

Wheeeeeeee! I'm so excited for you Elyse! How wonderful!

You totally deserve it, you do, after all, have the cutest, sweetest blog!

And, your French knot is beautiful. Yeah!!

Hugs, Debi

CC said...

How wonderful..Congratulations.. Your beautiful blog deserves publication..your sweet dolls are so pretty.

Cottage In The Sun said...

That's soooo exciting! Congratulations!!

Julie said...

Congratulations, Elyse! That's fabulous! I'm so glad you decided to give blogging a try, as I love visiting you and seeing your inspiring vision of the world--keep it up!

Hope you're enjoying every moment--have a lovely weekend!

Free Pretty Things For You said...

omg omg omg!!!!!
i am jumping with joy for you!!!! i am going to buy that copy asap!!!!yyyaaayyy!!

Jill said...

Congratulations! I was so excited to see you featured! My BFF and I were sitting in a salon getting pedi's when I spotted it-- I told her, "I read her blog-- I love it!"
Hugs,
Jill
PS: That french knot is looking great!!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Big congrats to you! Wish we got that magazine over here. Your blog is so lovely and inviting no wonder you got some recognition. I need to find a small cross-stitch project to work on. I haven't cross-stitched since last year and really need to get back into the swing of things. Have a great weekend. Many blessings, Tammy

LiLi M. said...

Congrats Elyse!! I have discovered a shop that sells this magazine, so I'll try to get one. Enjoy! Happy Saturday!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Giddy up, Elyse! I'm so excited for you and Sharon! I have to find this issue! ♥

Vintage Amethyst said...

*Congratulations*
This is such wonderful news, well done you!
Have a lovely weekend
love
Alison
x

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

Hello Elyse,

Congratulations! What ahappy happy day it must be. And the excitement must be overflowing! YOu deserve it.

Mizpah,
Li

Theresa said...

Congratulations Elyse! I am so proud of you and for you:) I will find that magazine and buy it too. I love seeing my sweet friends published. What a beautiful set of pictures, my friend! Have a blessed day and celebrate your accomplishments.

vintage girl at heart said...

I have followed and admired your blog for some time now and am thrilled that you will be featured in one of my favorite magazines!!! You truly deserve it as your blog and sweet creations are so lovely!!
Yay for you!!
Hmmm we are in the middle of a blizzard today..wonder if I can make it to the bookstore?? :)

Claudia said...

I am so, so happy for you, dear Elyse! I cannot wait to grab a copy of the magazine and say "She's my friend!"

Well deserved!

xo
Claudia

The french knot looks great - see, once you get it, it's a breeze!

Dragonlady said...

Wow! Congratulations! You have every right to be proud and giddy with joy...that is fantastic...I will be looking for the May issue....so I can say, Look, I follow her blog.....
hugs
Brenda

Kim-Fille de Fleur said...

Oh Elyse that is so FUN!I am very happy for you.
When my home was featured in Romantic Homes I was on a six week trip back east and happened to be in NY when my friend called to tell me. I ran around trying to find a copy and finally found one at Grand Central station. I was all by myself, a long way from home and there was my house on the cover!
I wanted to jump up and down, scream, and talk about it to complete strangers. So I know what you were feeling like.
Big hugs to you and I can not wait to go and get a copy!!!!

Country Dreaming said...

Wow--Congratulations to you!
Melinda

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I am jumping up and down for YOU!

What a wonderful, wonderful and so very exciting thing to be featured in a magazine - and my very favorite one at that!

Happy - SO HAPPY - for you, my sweet friend!!

xoxo
becky

Cathy said...

Elyse,

I finally received my copy of Romantic Homes in the mail yesterday. I am on cloud nine. I was sitting on my front porch reading from cover to cover sitting in the sun and all of a sudden I jumped up and screamed OMGosh Eylse's clothespin dollies. I am so darn excited for you. This is awesome, awesome, awesome. I'm happy and so proud. Enjoy every minute of this wonderful adventure, it's only the beginning my sweet friend.

Have a joy filled weekend and don't come down from your Cloud 9 too soon.

xo Cathy

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Elyse!!!! I am so happy you finally got some copies!! I am over the moon excited for you sweetie!! You deserve it all :):)
Your latest square is GORGEOUS!!
Love ya,
Amy

Liberty Biberty said...

Woohoooo! Congratulations on being published Elyse, how very exciting and I can't think of a better reason for jumping around!
Mercedes

Karen said...

GIRL! How totally exciting! I am so happy for you and you just go right ahead and DANCE A JIG for as long as you want!
Congratulations! I have to go out a get me copy!!!
YAY! Karen

Zuzu said...

Eeeeeeeeeee - how thrilling!!! Is it OK if I do cartwheels? I'm so happy for you, Elyse!
I just joined in the 39 Squares project this week and I'm having a blast!
What can I say, Elyse? YOU INSPIRE!!!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Prudence said...

how exciting!!, we all want this to happen to us!!

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

I am so terribly happy for you, Elyse!

Fame ;)

Lisa xo

Dianna said...

well done x

koralee said...

Congratulations sweet friend...I will be looking for that issue. I love that magazine..and you should be in it because your blog is one of the BEST!!!! xoxoxo

Natasha Burns said...

ROCKSTAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xo

Little Pink Studio said...

Congrats Elyse!!
I'm so excited for you!!
Yeah!!
(I'm jumping up and down too)
:)
xoxo, Cerri

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Congratulations, Elyse! I only just received my copy on friday and was so thrilled to see your feature and Sharon's lovely pillows!

How fabulous you both are in the same issue!

Cheers!
Tina

Shabbyfufu said...

Congrats Elyse.....BIG TIME! I haven't seen the issue yet and had no idea that I am in it too? Looking forward to the issue....so glad you enjoyed your Anthro trip:-) ~xo~ Janet

fairfieldhouse said...

This is my first time to your lovely blog. I am here via Zuzu's blog! Congrats on being featured in the magazine. You are very talented. I also admire your embroidery project.

Amy C said...

wahhhhooo yeah, so incredibly well deserved and I am going to go and check it out for myself.
Major congrats, that magazine is so lovely.

Scrap for Joy said...

Congratulations on the Romantic Homes recognition and the adorable blog award...I'm not a bit surprised. It's always fun to come here and see what you're up to! I loved all of your cute, fun plates in the last post. Polka dots are happy! I've been following along on everyone's 39 squares and love your for the simple beauty of it..and the colors of course. Yay for French knots-they are tricky!
xoxo
Joyce

Diane said...

Elyse, Congratulations, you sure deserve your Blog getting noticed! Best wishes to many more articles in your future! Hugs, Diane

Betty Jo said...

Oh Elyse, this couldn't happened to a sweeter person! The recognition is so deserved. Congratulations!! ♥

sandy said...

I just found this blog and saw that you also were in Romantic Homes! How exciting for you and congratulations! I'm now following you as you have such a sweet and inspiring blog and I'm a new blogger who wants to learn. Sandy

Jennifer said...

so, so, so, HAPPY for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GardenDesigner said...

Hey!!! I hadnt realized it was you!!! LOL
I have the issue right next to my bed!! Congrats!!!

Love your blog!!!
~A new Fan!!

Vanessa

GardenofDaisies said...

Congratulations Elyse!! I will have to go to Borders and find the magazine!

Couture de Papier said...

Congrats! Your famous! I forgot about your pretties on their way I will keep look out..I guess temps going back down to 40's this week.Hope you enjoyed the nice weather ans SUN!

cammy @ freckledfarm said...

Congratulations Elyse!! So happy and excited for you. It's always nice to see blog friends being published who really deserve it.
xo

Lisa said...

Your square is amazing!! I too was jummpimg up and down when I saw you in the new magazine! I got mine Friday night!! I was so excited for you!! How awesome to have your lovely treasures featured!! I guess you will be so busy now!! I need to get over quick and see if there is anything I need before all the new people get to your etsy!!
Hugs!!
Lisa

Cheryl ~ Casual Cottage Chic said...

Romantic Homes "neighbor" ~ it's okay to be "giddy" about being noted in RH ;-) I see you like Cabbage & Roses books by Christina Strutt. New book is coming out the end of this month, At Home With Country. I'm also a "fan" of Cabbage & Roses. Ask your library for it; Amazon has it too.
Cheers,

Jen Kershner said...

Congrats to you Elyse! I'm so happy for you!

someplace in thyme said...

Oh sweetie, that is the best news yet. Congratulations to you, your work and you desire every minute and page of it. Now I am off to look for the mag. Char

Julie Ann said...

How awesome!!! :D Congratulations!

Shabbee Chick said...

Congratulations Elyse! I am THRILLED for you! You deserve it!!! I can't wait to get my copy.

Lori said...

congratulations Elyse...how wonderful for you...you must have been walking on air:) AND you got the french knot captured? double congratulations!!!

Sherry from Alabama said...

Congratulations! I am dancing for you! I no longer subscribe to Romantic Homes (only because it wasn't always pink :), but I may have to search this copy out and purchase it! Your article alone will be worth the price of the magazine. I went back and read about the beginning of your doll making. You were just born talented! This new blogger is thoroughly enjoying your blog. You are such an inspiration to me.

Thank you,
Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

icandy... said...

Congrats, sweets!
How wonderful, I'll be picking up that issue!!!
oxo
Christina

The Feathered Nest said...

CONGRATULATIONS ELYSE!!!! I'm so so happy for you angel!!!!! You are precious and so very creative, IT WAS TIME!!! I love your blog and your sweet creations ~ what a wonderful blessing to come your way dear friend, hugs and love...Dawn

aimee said...

im so excited for you! im gonna check it out tomorrow :) that is so great.
blessings,
aimee

Cassandra said...

Oh I am so very happy for you. I picked up a issue yesterday and saw that! How exciting! Congrats :)xox Cassandra

Kim said...

Oh yay! I can't think of a blog that is more perfect for that magazine.

Cottage Flair said...

Huge congrats! It was a great piece on you and your friend.
jennifer

Sandra Evertson said...

Congrats! And love the sweet little pins!
Sandra Evertson

Kelli at Lovely Vintage Cottage Life said...

So very happy for you Elyse!

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Congratulations...I thought my subscription had expired but it came in the mail today!

So great to see so many of the blogger gals in there.

This is a dreamy issue~time to renew my subscription.

Did they contact you...or do they just pick and feature your items?

Have a great day :)

Dumpster Decorators said...

Congratulations! I would be framing the page.

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

I just bought that issue...and saw your stuff in it! I was like, "I follow that blog!" wowo....
I'm happy for you Elyse...!!! congrat's...

take care
carmelina

Cottage Cozy said...

How fun for you, Elyse! Happy Day!

I am having a "Blue Monday" Giveaway...come by and take a peek.

Have a terrific week!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Jacqueline said...

Wow...cheers to you! This is amazing...you must feel like the Queen of the Cottage for sure! So happy for you Elyse! Come on over, you may like today's posting on Storybook homes...some of my very favorites!

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Congratulations on your feature! That is wonderful to see your pretty pictures in print. ;0)

xoxo

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

Oh my goodness, how exciting! Congratulations, I will have to go out and buy a copy!

Best wishes,
Tammy

Couture de Papier said...

OMG Thank you for sharing your joy,....so sweet and charming..I cried when I opened the package..perfect for a rainy day.xxoo Denise

Tracey @ My House of Giggles said...

wow!!! Congrats on being featured!! That's so exciting! I just stumbled into your beautiful blog from the lovely Koralee's blog, and I'm hooked!

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Hi Elyse, This is exactly what I came here for. I saw your magazine feature and as soon as I did, I told myself, I had to come by and congratulate you. So.... "Congratulations girl!!!" That is so exciting to have your creations featured in a magazine. You deserve the attention. I love your blog and creations.

Hugs!!
Sonia

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

CHEERFUL, SWEET...and more! CONGRATULATIONS darling Elyse! I am sooooooooooooooooooo HAPPY for you! I bet you can hardly sleep! You deserve all these sweet blessings coming your way! I am very proud of you dear.

Love,
Maryjane
xox

Into Vintage said...

Very exciting! Congratulations - looking forward to checking it out.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Congratulations Elyse,
I love Romantic Home magazine, I can't wait to see this issue. Your creations are lovely, and I love your blog.

Karen

Bizy Janes said...

Congratulations!! :D I would burst, myself! :P
~ Heather from Bizy Janes

Terri said...

Elyse...how amazing for you! I love the pictures they put in the mag...can't wait to run out and buy one myself!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I am very proud of you, too! Congrats! Your blog is one of the most beautiful and fun blogs around! I love spending time here! Gotta get a magazine now...to brag about my friend! ♥

Kathy said...

You Rock girlfriend!!!!
We all knew you were so talented...bout time the Magazines did too!
Bask in all the praise...You deserve it!
xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

beedeebabee♥ said...

OMG, how wonderful!!! I'm so happy for you! Your blog is so, so charming! ;) Paulette

Anne Fannie said...

Congratulations on being featured. It is well deserved!

~Ann

Mama Ash said...

You've inspired me!
Great blog, come by mine when you can!
I love looking at your blog.

Bethany said...

Yay Elyse!!!! I was so excited to see this and to see your cute little jumps at the library desk too. Glad we all got to share in your fun. Looks fantastic. I'm thrilled you started blogging. Look at you go!!!!