Monday, November 29, 2010

Jo-Anne Coletti's "The Feminine Home" is finally available!

I'm relieved I don't have to keep this secret any longer!
Artist/author/photographer/blogger Jo-Anne Coletti of Vintage Rose Collection,
a great friend of mine, has published her first softcover book, The Feminine Home.

I'm bursting with pride, for this truly is her valedictory publication.  
She's written for Dovetales magazine, and has been featured in Romantic Homes and
Romantic Country more times than anyone I know. 

I can't call it a 'magazine', 'maga-book', or 'bookazine'.   It's a book.
A book as galvanizing as Victoria in the 80s.

Inside, meet women from around the world and their gorgeous homes and gardens,
be inspired by poetry, and soothed by devotionals.   I've had a hand in the writing and editing
of this book (thanks for the opportunity, Jo-Anne!), but I'll let the photos speak for themselves:

It was thrilling interviewing women in Europe and writing about them.
There's never-before-seen Belle Blanc pictures, too!

Oh, look at those cute Maltese doggies!

And who can resist Maria Carr's Dreamy Whites?

It's only available online at this link and ships internationally.

Until next time, stay shabby!

P.S. - There's still plenty of time to enter my first giveaway!
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Mariette said...

Dearest Sandy,

Glad to be back for another visit. After reading some of your earlier posts, I do ADMIRE you even more!!! Plus the fact that you're so down-to-earth and seemingly a true natural talent.
Wish you therefore the happiest of Advent time, up towards Christmas. Both of us know the art of being content with little... that's our richness in the heart.

Lots of love,

Mariette's Back to Basics

LizlovesVintage said...

Hi Sandy,
Yes, I know! I can't wait to see it!
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.
Hugs, Liz

Norma said...

It looks truly inspirational, and the perfect book to relax with over and over with a nice tea at hand :)

Alice said...

It sounds like a wonderful book to have. I'll be checking it out now.

Preppy Mama said...

Beautiful. I am heading over to order a copy!! I am still in awe of you!!
Have a wonderful week!

cityfarmer said...

it's a winner in my book!

Candylei said...

Thank you for telling us about this secret! The pictures look wonderful and I know your writing is just as soft and poetic.

Bohemian said...

I will certainly look for this Book to add to my Library... and a fab give-away to boot... does it get any better?! *smiles*

Merry Christmas... Dawn... The Bohemian

Fish Tail Cottage said...

Beautiful! I ordered & looking forward to getting it in the mail & peeking inside!

Rhonda said...

I haven't purchased a good book in a long time, this one is a for sure purchase.

Wishing you warmth and more shabby finds to share.

Best wishes, Rhonda

NanaDiana said...

I am so anxious to see this beautiful book! What a treasure! Hugs- Diana

Karen said...

Another great book to add to my collection...cant wait to get it.

Romantiska Hem said...

You got a so very nice blog and ofcoars I have to buy this book it must be like to look in to heaven!! Hugs from me to you!

elinAnita (eddaskreativiteter ) said...

Hello sweet you:)
Now I have order that book:)
So I am looking forward to have it in my hands:)
Can you look in to me and follow a link and wote for my pictures:)
It is a litle book that came out her in Oslo in 2011...and I really wont my pictures and blogadress in it:)
I need support:)
Have a lovely day over there:)
eddaHugs to you...

Home and Heart said...

Ooo! it looks scrumptious!!

A Cottage Muse said...

I've been trying to be patient waiting for this to come out! Hopefully now that it is Jo~Anne will get to come visit us at the shop, we've missed her!

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

OK, now I'm inspired again, back to the studio with my can of white paint in tow...even a gloomy, grey Iowa day can be inspirational!


Raffaella said...

Wow! Amazing!

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi Sandy :) I've put my order in for a copy of this fantabulous magazine 2 days ago, and CAN NOT wait to get it!! My family will have to leave me alone for a couple of hours while I peruse the gorgeous pages, lol :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

It's me said...

Hi Sandy...i saw this magazine by Fifi this morning she has a give away with it ...i hope i win !! it looks so so so nice !! hahahahahha!! are famous darling !!! love love Ria...

Olivia said...

I love your blog and I love it that you visited my blog and are "real" to me! I admire your artistry and enthusiasm. I know this book is going to be fabulous!
Squishy hugs,
You are giving me hope to keep going with my dreams to create, decorate and write!GIGGLE!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...


Just posted about it myself. Jo is a doll and a half ;) Can't wait to see your work in it, Sandy.

tales from an oc cottage said...

Looks dreamy!!!!

m ^..^

suziqu's thread works said...

What a divinely gorgeous magazine and what a beautiful blog!

Anonymous said...

It looks amazing! Congratulations!!!

Joy Jones said...

My copy is on the way and I can't wait!!!

Ginger said...

I ordered my copy this morning and I am so excited. I will be hovering over the post office waiting. Such beauty shown in this book. Can't wait to get it. Show us your Christmas decor SOON!!!


Anonymous said...

Hello Sandy, so very nice to meet you! I found you through Home and Heart. I am so excited about this book! Before I left you this note, I popped on over and purchased a copy! The images look too mouthwatering to resist! Surely these will be pages to savor over and over again!

Wishing you a beautiful and blessed holiday season. May your be filled with great peace and in your soul, contentment.

jade said...

Congratulations my dear Sandy - that looks soooooo lovely.....can´t wait too see it all!!!!! Have a wonderful Advent time,

Hugs Jade

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Italian Girl in Georgia said...

Hi Sandy!

What a whirlwind year you have had. Good things happen to good people and you must be one. Congratulations on all your successes. I am glad that our paths have crossed in bloggy land and in some magazines. I know you are an inspiration to a lot of us out here!

Ciao bella,
Suzanne I dare take a chance on entering your give away?

Ginger said...

I ordered my copy last week, can't wait to see it. Would love to be entered in your first giveaway.


Cindy Adkins said...

Dear Sandy,
You are absolutely amazing and inspiring!!!

Giulia said...

beautiful!! congrats :-)


Brambleberry Cottage said...

This "book" looks captivating. I can't wait to see it! How fun it will be to see "romantic style" interpreted in many others' homes.

I love the shabby chic romantic style and have posted my creations/vignettes on my blog. Here's one of my favorite posts:

I can't wait to come back here and peruse your beautiful creations!

Have a wonderful week!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

a Bohemian Market said...

Hi Sandy;
Being old and sickly is no fun. I will be discharged tomorrow and it will be fun to sit in my living room at my computer : )
Please enter me in the wonderful book give away.
your friend,

cityfarmer said...

this looks like a dreamy prize .... pick me pick me

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

It looks gorgeous! Can't wait to get mine!!!

Michelle May said...

Oh how fabulous Sandy!
I hope I'm not to late to enter. I would love to win this book. Just found your blog and will be back to visit your dreamy place!
xx, shell

mercedes scott said...

I can't believe I almost missed this... I can't wait to pick up the book! The pics look do all the goodies in your Giveaway! Thank you for your generosity and congrats on your 1000th follower! :) mercedes

Salone di Petros said...

Hi,The book looks amazing !Cant wait to see it. Beautiful pictures!!!Looking forward to following! Sincerely, Jonny

Linda said...

Glorious Day, Sandy!

I am thrilled to pieces that I happened across your blog - I am new to the blogging world and up until several months ago, hardly knew what a blog was! Smile.

I am recovering from breast cancer and your writings and ethereal photos transport me away from 'it' all...
Thank you kindly for sharing so much of yourself with the world. You are a true gift!

Loved your 'Nate' appearance and all your posts. I just purchased a copy of 'The Feminine Home' and am looking forward to getting lost in its lush pages. Congrats to you and your friend Jo-Anne on such a beautiful achievement!!!


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