Friday, April 26, 2013

pink dresses

Lots to share and I'm always waiting for the perfect stretch of time to alter and watermark images but it slows things down so bear with me as I attempt to whip-out a blog post quickly already!

This week I was superhappy to be part of an authors event at Barnes & Noble along with other Rhode Island authors. It was my first-ever signing event and I was giddy with excitement and filled with gratitude at the many friends who attended, including long-time blogger friend: the multi-talented, sweet, warm and delightful Karen of A Scrapbook of Inspiration. (I'd share a pic but don't have 'em yet. Stay tuned!)

The Providence Journal
I have also been in the newspaper recently to promote Tinkered Treasures. A few years ago when my Fairy Godmother Fifi O'Neill visited my home for a photo shoot, she suggested I coordinate my outfit to match the room in which I was photographed and so as you can see I've kept that advice in mind when prepping for recent press efforts.

Valley Breeze & Observer
What a nice excuse to buy a pink dress! 

Photo by Marisa Bettencourt, M.Studios
But then again, who needs an excuse to buy a pink dress or one of any color for that matter? So, if you find yourself admiring a pretty dress, allow me to be that voice in your head that says: buy it!

Meanwhile, today I am happily in what I shall refer to as black lounge pants paired with a t-shirt and beat up sneakers.



Mrs. Cozy Home said...

how totally INCREDIBLE!! Lovely photos & such an exciting time!

Anonymous said...

You look right at home with your pile of books ready to sign!! Love that darling blue sweater and checked outfit you wore- matches your book perfectly!

So happy for you dear friend and the wonderful blessing of being published! As soon as I can save a bit a cash I plan on buying your book. We have had to go on 3 different out of state trips for funerals, etc so the unexpected things of life have had to be priority.

bee blessed

Melinda said...


It's always good to have a great pair
of lounge pants.

M :)

Unknown said...

What a lovely post. Elyse, I was so happy to finally meet you in person. It's as if you stepped right out of the pages of your blog. Don't you love that?

I am so happy that you also introduced me to the new French Country Style magazine. I had not idea that FiFi had that beautiful new surprise. She has lovely style, is it any wonder that she became your fairy Godmother? Your article is wonderful.

I will e-mai you the photo.

Wishing you every success.


Anonymous said...

Sweetness! So many wonderful opportunities have come your way! ♥

Kit said...

I love the smile on your face! Photos look great, as does the pink dress. :) Kit

Unknown said...

Hi Elyse,

I just published my post about you, the book signing and countless other treasures that you have tinkered.

Have a beautiful Sunday. This weather is amazing. By the way I was so inspired by several projects in your book that I finally make my grandson's bunting for his room.

Thanks for the inspiration.


Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Love you in PINK and snickers and all! May your book sales blow the roof off! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

debi said...

Oh Elyse, I love all of these photos of you. What a cutie you are! And you SO deserve a sweet new dress!

This is such fun watching you live your dream. I'm just so darned proud of you for putting it out there! Hugs, Debi

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Elyse, So nice to meet you. I have come over from my dear friend Karen's blog.
Her post to feature your book signing and first meeting was lovely. I know your book is one I would truly enjoy.
Being a rose artist I love pinks too. The pics are gorgeous!
Congrats on your book and continued success.
Hugs, Celestina Marie Design

Unknown said...

I am so excited for you...I went to Barnes and Noble and tried to find your book but it wasn't in stock just yet. I will be back there soon though to check it out!

koralee said...

Tee hee...I will take your advice my sweet friend...a new dress is in order. Love your gingham are not going to believe it but I have the same one....what good taste you have.

The Blue Farmhouse said...

I'm one of newest followers of all your pretties as recommended by Koralee. It all looks way to beautiful to past up. Looking forward to enjoying it daily.:)


Paula said...

Hi sweet Elyse, I found you through my lovely friend Koralee! Congratulations on your beautiful book sweetie and your magazine article too. I am so very happy for you! You are gorgeous and I love your dress! Pink is my favorite color and I love dresses, so I will definitely remember to buy it when I find one! :)

Wishing you all the best! Love, Paula xo


Hello Elyse,

How exciting! Congratulations!
You look amazing on these photos.

And...lucky you got to meet Karen in person!