Yesterday after my appointment I stopped and browsed the magazines hoping to find something I could curl up with and dream...Mission accomplished when I walked up as the gal was putting out the new issues. I immediately grabbed Romantic Country Living and Romantic Homes.
I rarely thumb through these two publications because they are always pleasing to browse and rarely disappoint. I decided to only choose one to linger in the bubble bath with and I got quite a surprise! Before the first turn of the pretty cover page I was ready to be taken away to beautiful homes across America and make new discoveries that I might "borrow" for my own home. I made it to page 60 and viewed a dining room that had "Pat Winter" written all over it although it wasn't actually mine.
It was so peaceful, comfortable and had the mismatch beauty that I love. From the patterned rug beneath to the arched windows, I was lost within this home.
As I soaked in the cooling lavender scented bubble bath I knew I was losing all the oil in my skin as I sat reviewing every detail within the 8 pages of the article. It was worth being wrinkled, nothing that an extra dollop of lotion wouldn't take care of right? Yep! Rebecca certainly has a home that I could move right into without changing one thing. If you don't know Rebecca you should check out her blog and visit it often.
I had the privileged to meet Rebecca when she had her shop in IL and she is as genuine and sweet as the day is long. I still cherish a fabric posy pin she had gifted me with upon my departure. Her shop was amazing and her home reflects that. Her talent to bring a room, a shop, a home together to make you feel like you have been personally invited to visit is beyond any I have seen. I've viewed many home decorating publications in my life and this 8 page display really revved up my decorating muse. Rebecca, you left me with my mouth hanging open, my eyes teary from such a beautifully decorated home with family in mind,my mind racing with possibilities for my own home, and my heart pounding with excitement to borrow a few ideas from you. Thank you so much for sharing your world and thank you Romantic Country Homes for seeking her out. LOVE this issue!