Friday, June 13, 2008

Honored And Humbled ~ And A Romantic Country Giveaway

Dear Friends...........I WILL be posting a PART TWO of my travels abroad and so glad that you like the photos so far! Keep in mind, I am really a regular type of girl who wears blue jeans every day and (jammies when I can get away with it:-) and I feel truly blessed to be able to travel that way and share my adventures. I have been a bit under the weather this week with a cold caught on the fact we ALL caught it. Hopefully next week I can get a better handle on the photos.....the best is yet to come!

If you have been following my blog you probably read about the Romantic Country photo shoot that had been done at my home way back when. One can never "count their chickens" I have come to learn in the world of publishing......but it is NOW OUT, and I am truly honored and humbled that my home was chosen by sweet Fifi. She has done a truly amazing job with this issue, you won't be disappointed....lots of yummy stuff inside besides the old Fufu cottage! I can't reveal too much, since I am sure that Harris Publications wants to sell lots of copies.....but it should be hitting the newstands any day now. If you can't find it in your area I will be getting a bulk order in next week, and it's for sale right now on the website at SHABBYFUFU with Worldwide shipping available. Better yet....if you want to take your chances at a FREE COPY, in honor of my home article I am having a GIVEAWAY for THREE FREE COPIES! All you have to do is to leave a comment on this post for a chance. I will draw the winners by a Random Number Generator......probably in a week or so, once the bulk order is in my hands. Sound good? Don't be shy, worldwide shipping! If you are an anonymous poster or if you use TYPEPAD be sure to leave me your email address or your Typepad URL at the end of the I know where to send!

A quick BIZ note that I listed lots of new things on the website at SHABBYFUFU today, so pop over for a visit if you can.

Off to make some tea, blow my nose and take some more Dayquill and blow my nose some more.......



  1. Hi Janet,

    I hope you all will be feeling better soon. Congrats on the article. I would enter for the drawing but I can't wait. I get the magazine regularly-love it! Thank you for stopping by my blog.

    Can't wait for part 2.


  2. Hi Janet! I am honored to know you through your site and as a frequent customer! I can't wait to see your feature in the magazine! Push Fluids and feel better real soon! Congratulations and my Best Wishes on your magazine article! You deserve the Best! Sincerely, Elyse

  3. Oh Janet,
    Can I come over and have a cup of tea with you too? Sore throat big time.
    Of course, we know you're a down to Earth girl. My husband always kids me that my favorite part of "camping" is the room service (and he's right).

    I can't wait to see Part Deux, but you get better. I'll send Gerard over to make sure you're alright cherie!

    Put on an old movie and get better.

    Oh yes, and I can never enough Romantic Country Magazines as Fifi can attest too (sweet Princess!).

    allez mieux (get better)! I'm working on my Rosetta Stone for my next trip - which isn't for a while :( - Need photos.

  4. Well girl get yourself better soon!! you were missed... looks like you had a super fabulous time... cant wait to see more pics... and

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! On your feature in Romantic Country so exciting!!!



  5. Congratulations Janet on being featured in Romantic Country Magazine. I was disappointed when it wasn't in the last issue. I will really enjoy reading it.
    Happy to see you had a wonderful trip with family and I hope you are feeling GREAT soon!


  6. Hi I just wanted to leave you a little note and tell you we live close to each other. I'm in Davie and I saw samples of your work in a little shop I like to visit often called"Our House To Yours". Congrats on being featured in Romantic Country, it's my favorite magazine. Nice to see a fellow Florida girl in there, it seems like so many of the beautiful blogs and decorating comes from California. Stop by and visit my blog sometime, I'd love to here from you.Hugs, Kelly

  7. Hope you get better soon. Please enter me in your drawing for the Romantic Country Magazine. thanks, Darlene

  8. Oh Janet...Hope you are better soon! Why is it on vacation we get back & get sick?? It happened to my daughter just last week....
    I am soooo looking forward to your magazine article!!! Much congrats to you sweetie!!!!:) You deserve it..

  9. oohh.. nice giveaway.. please count me in!

  10. Oh Janet, feel better soon Sweetpea!

    Congrads on making the magazine... what an honor!
    I can only dream! :-)

    I would love to be entered to win a copy!
    I live in the country and our lil town seems to be last to get any good magazines or books!
    Keepin my fingers and toes crossed!


  11. I couldn't be happier for you and I am running out the door right now to my nearest book store to see if I can find a copy. How exciting!!!

    And to think I knew you way back when....LOL!!!


  12. Hi Janet,

    Congratulations! How exciting to be featured in Romantic Country! I can't wait to see your beautiful home in it. That's wonderful news. You deserve it. I am in constant awe of all your gorgeous products.
    Hope you are enjoying the summer!
    Janet's Creative Pillows

  13. Janet, I cannot wait to see the issue of Romantic Country Magazine with you featured in it. Congratulations!
    The Polka Dot Rose

  14. Congratulations on being featured! I would love to win a free copy. Thanks!

  15. Feel better soon, Janet.

    I've been on the look out for the Romantic Country issue, but its not at my local stores, yet.

    Maybe I'll win one in the giveaway. :)
    Either way, I can't wait to see the article.
    Kimberly :)

  16. Hi Janet, yes count me in, otherwise I have to wait soooo long for it to come out here!!
    Take care,

  17. ooooh pick me pick me!! I just LOVE that magazine and it takes forever to come out over here in Australia. Cant wait to see your beautiful home. Thanks for sharing all your pics of your fabulous holiday too, aaaah that warm weather divine! Hope that cold clears off very soon too!!
    Alicia ~ time worn style

  18. I purchased Romantic Country last night and have already read it cover to cover. Your home is wonderful. Feel better soon. Susie

  19. Oh Barb, How Fantastic for you! I want that Magazine! I cannot wait to see! You are so Beautiful and very deserving! Xo Diana lyn

  20. Hi Janet,
    Congratulations on the upcoming article, I can't wait to see your home and read all about it. You have to get better to celebrate all of this good news. Please put my name in for the magazine and come over for a chance to win a apron I'm giving away.
    Have a Blessed Day,

  21. I just found your site, how wonderful you get to be in a magazine :) I always buy all these magazines when I find them in our stores.

  22. Hey Janet, Bravo! Just beautiful! Rest up. We'll be here when you get back. xo Roberta

  23. Congrats Janet! I cannot wait to see the issue! I have been checking everywhere for it! I hope they mentioned what a maverick you have been in the web based retail business arena! You deserved to be noticed!

    Trisha Evans
    a vintage white

  24. Janet,
    Congrats!!!!!!! I DEVOURED the whole issue today!! Love the photos and the article on you. Hope you feel better soon! I guess I know someone famous now....long ago I knew you through ebay and now I know the queen of flea markets... :) :)
    Big Hugs,

  25. Hi Janet!

    Congratulations on the article!! I cannot wait to get my copy :)

    I am so sorry you are sick :( It seems like it will never end this year, doesnt it?

    Your trip looks fantastic and I am so jealous, lol! I have five little boys, so getting away alone for hubby and I is few and far between! So glad you had a fabulous time.

    I am off to your beautiful website :)

    Hugs and hope you feel better!

  26. Hiya Janet ! Aww im sorry you are feeling icky. Rug up and keep those tissues handy!
    I was just having a 'whinge' to Tracie (my petite maison) that we dont get Romantic Country over here, phooey thats not fair! BUT now i see you have some...AND the one with your gorgeous home in it ! YAY !!! Double YAY !
    I better pop by your site and grab one i think...i dont like my chances at winning :(

    Cant wait for Part 2 of the trip!

    Feel better!
    Shann x

  27. Hey Janet, I've been reading the buzz on everyone's blogs about the feature in the magazine that was done at your house. Of course I remember when you blogged about the shoot. SO, I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of the magazine, I know it will be fabulous! xo, suzy

  28. Oh, can't wait to see this issue Janet! I am sure you house will be amazing! How exciting!

    p.s. Hope you feel better soon....



  29. Janet,

    I am so happy for you! What an exciting happening!

    Take care of yourself (I just got over that yucky nose blowing virus, mostly over it I should say)...and in between the nose blowings, bask in the excitement of the magazine feature!


  30. Hi Janet!
    I've seen the article. I knew your house would be beautiful - but.... I'm speechless.
    Such style!

  31. Congratulations, I love this magazine! And your trip sounds wonderful!

  32. Congratulations on the feature! I'm looking forward to seeing it!

  33. Oh summer colds are the worst. I sure hope you are feeling more like yourself with each passing day. I have a very hard time finding the magazine in my area and I am not sure why. I would love for you to enter my name in the give away so that maybe I could win. What an honor to be featured in there magazine.

    I am off now to look at your website.

  34. Oh I love that magazine. What an honor for you to be in there!

    I would love to win your give away.


  35. Congratulations on the magazine article. Count me in on your giveaway - would love to see this mag. - Romantic Country isn't an easy magazine to find here in Australia - if at all!

  36. What an honor to be in Romantic Country. I would love to win a copy. Love your blog.

    Hugs, Gerry