Friday, April 15, 2011


OMG I can hardly believe this, I feel so truly blessed, back in February I received an e-mail from Romantic Homes senior editor Justine Lopez asking me if I would be interested in submitting some photos from my blog depicting Spring, Easter, or Mothers Day. They would be published in the May issue. I took a deep breath and said to myself, OMG, I went through all the self doubt, were my photos worthy of a magazine? Well I finally said to myself go for it. I still could not believe it until I saw it for real. I must say that I have been privileged to experience some wonderful flea markets and antique shows, we have a great array of some very talented people in our area. The photos chosen, two of which were from the Barn House Flea Market last summer; one was from Little Cottage's booth, one of Bella's I believe and the final one chosen was from last springs Funky Junk Sisters show in Puyallup, Washington. I thank these wonderful vender's for sharing their talent with me.
Do you know how cool and exciting it is to see you name and photos in print? Wow! I was featured in the section of "sites we love" which show cases bloggers.
Yes I did go and buy up several copies for my family and of course myself. I can't thank every one enough for the many gifts they have shared with me, allowing the opportunity to take photos at their shows and events. Many hugs to all. Florence


  1. Congratulations Florence!! This is just wonderful!!

  2. Im so proud of you! That is so cool! I can't wait to see it in person.

  3. Congrats, Florence! This is so very exciting! I'll be buying a copy tomorrow!

  4. Congratulations on being featured!
    Your photos are great!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    Take care, Laura :)

  5. Did I not just tell you that you were one of our best local reporters here?! And your pictures of course, are always awesome! We are truly blessed to have you in OUR neck of the woods! Now, if you excuse me, I have to run to the store for a copy!

  6. I saw that magazine last week. I will go get it when I go shopping just because your photos are in it. How wonderful I can't wait to see. That is so awesome.

  7. I saw you!!!! Congrats. You are truly worthy

  8. Wow! That is awesome Florence. Romantic Homes is one of my favorite magazines, so I'll have to check it out. Congratulations :).


  9. Florence, that is so wonderful!! Your photos are always so beautiful and to have that recognized and published must be a great feeling. Get ready for new followers!! You so deserve this honor,

  10. YAY Florence, how EXCITING!!! I'm going to go buy the magazine and show it to all I know, I'm so proud of you my friend! Lisa ;-)

  11. Congratulations Florence.
    And thank you so much for including the hydragnea photo! I loved that one when you posted it on your blog last July

  12. Congratulations Florance! I just read your post, you should have told me this when I say you today!!! I wish I would have read this earlier so I could have said something to you. It was good to meet you today. It's always nice to meet a blogger that I follow.

  13. So, let me get this straight! I am friends with someone famous and important!! Well, I already knew you were special!!! That is so cool Florence, and I'll bet it was hard to keep a secret! Karen

  14. Funny, I was sitting here in Barnes and Noble with the exact magazine and my lap top and saw them mention you and went to your site...and lo and behold, I am from NW Washington and my husband and I have been married for 31 years with 3 daughters and 2 son in far two grandsons...LOL ANNNNNND we live/own/operate a dairy farm he bought from his dad, who bought it from his dad. :)

    I am a new follower! Nice to meet you!

  15. Just got my copy yesterday and was so happy to see you in there. Congratuations! Hope to see you out and about soon!


  16. Romantic Homes! Congratulations!!


  17. Hello from Scandinavia! I was reading Romantic homes and saw your blog there. I had to come and see it... it's lovely!

  18. Congrats! I got my copy today and saw your feature! Awesome. I invite you to drop by Bloggeritaville, if you have an opportunity!

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  19. Congratulations!I am going out today to get my own copy of Romantic homes. Read your profile. Love to meet peeps who have been married to their high school sweetheart for 30 or more years, as I have. Hope to see you soon again at another show.


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