Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tuscan Style Magazine


I am so excited to share our big news!
Our home in the wine country has been chosen for Tuscan Style magazine!
I can't believe I just said that! But, yes, the photo shoot is scheduled for early September, and I am so thrilled!

I'm looking forward to finally meeting in person, Bonnie Broten, Regional Editor for Meredith Publications who will be styling our home, as well as John Granen, who will be the photographer.

I have a feeling this might have been the photo that "sealed the deal!"

It all started back in January when I wrote about a book my daughter gave me for Christmas here. The book is called "New Cottage Style." I fell in love with a house in the book and even took a couple of pictures of the photos in the book. Well, guess what? It was Bonnie Broten's house!

She had been "stalking" my blog for a while (her words!), so it was quite a shock for her to see her home featured! She called me and we became instant friends! As a scout, she was very interested in our home in Asti, so I sent a few photos....The rest, as they say, is history!

So, now that we know the photo shoot is a sure thing, we are trying to get everything spruced up.
Flowers are being planted and weeds are getting whacked.

Windows are being washed and just last weekend, the crushed granite path was refreshed.

Since Asti is two hours away, we are relying heavily on this man. All I can say is, thank God for Ventura, who makes everything happen and is super excited too for us. I don't know what I would do without him! He has such great ideas and I trust him explicitly.

I just bought the newest issue of Tuscan Home, and as I look through, I still can't believe our house is going to be featured! Are you kidding? Two years ago, I never would have thought that this would happen.

I look forward to sharing the details of the photo shoot with you all....

I'm joining Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday.

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63 comments:

Robin @ Highpoint Circle said...

Thanks for your visit--it means the world to a new blogger. But, when I came back to tell you, what a wonderful surprise to read about your place being featured in the magazine! Congratulations. I was just in that area of California in February and fell in love. Can't wait to see the pictures from the photo shoot--they will inspire me, I'm sure.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

So exciting, Delores. I know you are on cloud nine! I love that book. Have one and need to get the new one. Can't wait to see your spread when it comes out.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Exciting news Delores! I am not surprised your home will be featured in Tuscan Style. It is perfection!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Congratulations, Delores!
Anything is possible when we follow our dreams. So happy for you, I look forward to seeing behind the scenes after the wonderful event.

Kathysue said...

Hi D!! You know I am grinning from ear to ear. I am beyond thrilled for you!!! This is so exciting and well deserved my dear friend!! Can't wait to buy the new issue with YOUR Home in it!1 Yay!!! I am doing a happy dance!! Kathysue

Gail Lowe said...

Love your blog. It always inspires me. Congratulations on being chosen for the magazine photo shoot. Very exciting!

Tricia Rose said...

That is wonderful, and you deserve it - I think the blue wheelbarrow should stay!

Babs said...

How exciting, Delores! I'm not surprised that your beautiful home is going to be featured. It's gorgeous.
Congratulations and I can't wait to see the photo shoot posts.
Babs

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Congratulations !! How exciting for you. I am not surprised as both of your homes are beautiful.

NanaDiana said...

I can't wait to see it- I have the last issue that was published. I adore the Tuscan style! xo Diana

Tretswelt said...

Hei Delores...In der Toscana zu fahren ist mein Traum...diese Stile hat was mit Licht,gemütlichkeit...Urlaubs-Flair...wunderschön!Schöne woche meine liebe.Bussi.Lu.

Tretswelt said...

HEi!Congratulations!Bussi,Lu.

Linda in AZ * said...

*** Welllllll, it's about TIME that MORE people had the opporunity to see this oh-so-fabulous, and sooooo beauuutiful place of yours, Delores!

I'm THRILLED for you~~~~ couldn't happen to a nicer or more deserving "pal"!!! Can't wait to see it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

XO,
Linda in AZ *
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

Lana K. W. Austin said...

Oooooohhhhhh........I AM SO PSYCHED FOR YOU!!!!

You/the house are SO DESERVING!!! I have long believed that your home there epitomized Tuscan style and it will be PERFECT for that publication, one of my favorites!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Love/hugs/blessings,
Lana In Italy

PS I hope, please, that you get a chance to drop by my blog & leave a comment for a chance to win my 1st Giveaway! THANK YOU!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Congratulations Delores. That is so exciting and I can't think of a better home to feature than yours. It is such a stunning place. I can't wait to get a copy when it comes out. Hugs, Marty

Gina said...

Hi Delores, Congratulations! I have admired not only your homes but also the photographs which you have shared with us in your blog posts.
I remember sprucing things up, weeding and washing windows when our house was chosen to be in a magazine. We had an inside photographer and an outside photographer. The inside photographer canceled several times. That meant washing the many large windows many times.
Look forward to seeing more of your beautiful houses.

Shelia said...

Oh, Delores! This is wonderful exciting news! I'm so proud for you and what home to showcase than yours? It's absolutely gorgeous!
Can't wait to hear and see more about it.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Delores, this is wonderful news! Congratulations on being recognized in such a fabulous publication. One of my favorite quiet time activities is stalking your beautiful blog pictures for ideas! I just purchased the latest edition of Tuscan Style as I am currently going through a Tuscan phase--I even did a Frances Mayes olive oil for my first blogaversary giveaway and now I am in love with all things Tuscan. Your houses are gorgeous and you are incredibly talented. Please tell us all about the staging as I think I will do that in my next life. Wouldn't it be fun? I can't wait to see your house in the magazine. You must send me an autographed copy! :) Linda

lmsaeling said...

I am surprised to be one of a mere 1000 pioneers! I was sure that 10s of thousands escaped to Vignette Design daily. I feel positively trendsetting! Love your style, would love to quit my job tomorrow and create the sort of happiness you do in people's homes. Please DO sign me up for the fabulous butter slab - it would look sublime in my 1905 kitchen, soon to be remodeled from early 80's 'landfill' style to timeless English Country.

The enchanted home said...

WOW THIS IS HUGE NEWS!!!!!! Congrats...sooo exciting, I love this magazine and buy every single issue that comes out....its always so full of beautiful inspiration! SO excited for you, cannot wait to see and hear more.

Creative Choices Interior(s) said...

Congradulations! My new friend. I was logging on to say thanks for your great comment on my blog and here I see your exciting news that so Amazing!! I cannot even imagine your excitement, I'm excited and it's not even my house.

I'll be anxious to see it all and get the book.

On Crooked Creek said...

Delores,
Congratulations! All I can say is why did it take Bonnie so~o~o long!!! Your home is gorgeous!!! I have that exact copy of the magazine and it is one of my favorite bedtime reads. I'll be anxiously awaiting your news of the photo shoot! Thank you for sharing your wonderful news with all of us in Blog Land!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Bonnie said...

Can't wait to hear all about the process and the finished article. It is so exciting and well deserved! Your home is beautiful. So happy for you.

Linda said...

Delores~ WOW, so exciting and wonderful and amazing and... just WOW! Congratulations! With your 1000+ followers and all the many who secretly stalk you... it'll be the best selling issue yet. Can't wait to see and hear all about it... and congratulations to Ms Broten for her, obviously, perfect style and taste!

Designs By Pinky said...

OHHHH, I am SOOOO excited for you!!!! I can't wait to see it and be able to show off my "friends" gorgeous home:):):) YOu sure deserve this honor and all the accolades that are bound to pour in!!!! WHOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XO, Pinky

Shirley said...

Dear Delores,
What exciting news! I bet you were speechless as the news sank in. can't wait to see the photo's. Your home is beautiful so you deserve evey moment of fame.

for the love of a house said...

Congratulations Delores!! I am so thrilled for you! This is so exciting. Can not wait to see your feature!

best,
joan

Gypsy Heart said...

Congratulations! This is so exciting ~ I can only imagine how thrilled you are.

Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

Congratulations! This is so exciting ~ I can only imagine how thrilled you are.

Pat

Lori said...

Congrats, how wonderful. Just wondering, how did you get the little fleu del lis in your http address instead of the orange blogger B?

Susan said...

Congratulations, Delores!!!! I'm so happy for you and can't wait to see your beautiful home featured in a magazine I buy and almost devour every issue of!! Your homes are beautiful and I'm so proud and happy for you!! Can't wait!!
Susan

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Delores, I couldn't be happier for you! I have always thought your beautiful homes deserved to be in a magazine and what better one than Tuscan Style. Congrats!!
xo,
Sherry

Kathi said...

I'm so happy for you!! I look forward to seeing the article. Of course I need to subscribe first. Kathi

Tamra said...

Tuscan Style is one of my favorites!

Congratulations!

A Runner's Mind said...

Do you need a quick trip to Tuscany to get some quick inspiration? Talk to Gary.....
;-) Such exciting news!

mercy said...

Congratulations!! This is such exciting news. I was searching for this magazine today to take with us on our vacation to San Diego but didn't find it in the store. Now I have to subscribe to it so I don't miss the issue you will be featured in.

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

that is pretty exciting! I love TS magazine- I got very distracted looking at it the other day when I was at Costco! LOL! congratulations.

RobinfromCA said...

Congratulations! It's so much fun to see bloggers you read featured in magazines and TS is such a lush publication! Can't wait to hear what all they do to 'stage' your home!

Robin

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Congrats Delores! How exciting for you. Can't wait to get my issue of your beautiful home inside.
hugs ~lynne~

Lauren said...

congratulations Delores!!! SO happy for you!!! I can't WAIT to see th earticle!!

And send hugs to Bonnie from me!!!

xoxo,
lauren

fluerdelyis said...

Wonderfully, exciting.
I thank you for sharing your life, homes and creativity with your thankful public through your beautiful blog. Such a feast of talent and good taste.
CJF

French Basketeer.com said...

Congratulations, this is so exciting! Your home will be perfect for publication. It's a tremendous amount of work to get ready for the shoot, but when you see your home in the magazine and hopefully on the cover, it will all be so worth it!!!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Congratulations Delores!! I am so happy and excited for you! I love this magazine and can't wait to see your beautiful home featured in it!

Lizabeth said...

Big Hugs and Congratulations! I had a suspicion something like this was coming when you mentioned an announcement was going to be made! I'm so tickled for you! Your place will be so awesome when featured! Wow you are the third person I know in blog land to have a magazine photo shoot! Congrats again! Liz

Marlis said...

I am just so excited for you.. I think I match your excitement! And this is so very deserving. I cannot wait to get a copy of it when it comes out.. Congratulations on a very deserved reward.. xo marlis

Brooke said...

I wanted to let you know your post was
so beautiful that it is featured on
WebGarden today. Our readers enjoy
getting ideas and inspiration. I hope
many will follow your blog after visiting.
Thanks for sharing your gardening talents!
~Brooke (CreativeCountryMom)
http://creativecountrymom.blogspot.com/
Here is the link to see your post....
http://www.facebook.com/pages/WebGarden/261885457648?ref=ts

Sarah said...

Great news, Delores! I can't imagine a more perfect setting for this magazine. I look forward to seeing the article and your account of the shoot.

Vickie H. said...

Congratulations! You deserve this!

About Vintage French Hen said...

Delores, I am so excited for you! I can see why your wine country home is being featured, it is gorgeous! It was so fun meeting you in Healdsburg at Fifi's book signing. Your magazine feature is well deserving! Your friend from Turlock, Marcia

Allison said...

Congratulations, Delores!

deb mills said...

it doesn't surprise me at all. i've long thought your beautiful style looked like something out of a magazine. congratulations!

Debby said...

This is huge! How very exciting and wonderful for you! I can't wait to see the finished photos! Have a great weekend, Sweetie! xo

Carolann said...

Congratulations!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I am so excited for you !!!!! I can't wait to show the pictures of my friend's house... I sure know a style maker when I see one.

Vava (aka Virginia) said...

The minute I saw your Asti home I KNEW it belonged in a magazine. You are so humble and deserving of it. Can't wait!

CAS said...

Congratulations, that is so awesome! I just discovered Tuscan Style mag. a couple of weeks ago & fell in love with it. I'll be so excited to see your feature.
:) CAS

Southerncook said...

What fabulous news. I have the most recent Tuscan Style magazine and just can't wait to see your beautiful home featured in a future issue. Congratulations!!!

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Charlene said...

Wow - what wonderful and exciting news! Congrats!

Mary said...

What exciting news! I'm looking forward to the details and photos~ Your property & home are beautiful!

home before dark said...

Congratuations. I look forward to reading this! Also, what about a feature on Ventura. That you have him on your staff and you hold him in such high regard, means he is most special.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Delores this is so exciting! I am not surprised...your home and surrounding gardens/land are gorgeous! The readers are going to have a fit when they see your beautiful place! :)

Cote de Texas said...

you will love bonnie. she just photographed by kitchen. she is soooooo sweet!

i love your new kubu chairs. they are gorgeous. i want my daughter to get those for her new apt.


Joni

Melissah said...

I’ve just stumbled upon your lovely blog. I look forward to popping by again for some more inspiration! I'm just new into blogging this year & have put together a daily blog on design, fashion, food, travel and anything pretty.
http://scrapbook-melissah.blogspot.com/ and
http://coastal-style.blogspot.com/ for everything chic and coastal

I had a lot of fun putting them together maybe you would like to check them out if you have a spare minute.
x
Melissah

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