“the top 10 most romantic homes in the world in 2012″

Oh my goodness!!  Imagine my surprise when our agent sent me this!

This is an annual list released once a year!  These houses are selected each February and are

publicized all year!

No one can apply for, nor purchase this advertising!

I feel extremely honored;  and I am with some very spectacular company!!

I have had calls from friends from all over who saw it in their newspapers, and even on AOL!

 This is sure  fun for me!!!  And I consider it a big compliment!!



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  1. Pamela

    Well, of course you are included!
    With that glorious house… how could you not be??

    Feb 14, 2012 @ 2:48 AM

  2. The Devoted Classicist

    Congratulations! It certainly is worthy!

    Feb 14, 2012 @ 2:51 AM

  3. Bettina

    Wow Penelope!!!
    (in my list your house is the number one)

    Feb 14, 2012 @ 10:26 AM

  4. Karen

    Congratulations…your home, and the person responsible for it’s beauty YOU, deserve all the notice you receive. It’s fun for your readers to get to see additional views of the wonderful rooms and grounds.

    Feb 14, 2012 @ 5:47 PM

  5. Thoughts on Design

    Drop dead gorgeous!
    A real expression of our heart and soul.


    Feb 14, 2012 @ 9:39 PM

  6. Thoughts on Design

    Oops… Should say “your heart and soul”…
    My fingers aren’t spelling very well today.


    Feb 14, 2012 @ 9:41 PM

  7. velvet and linen

    This is a perfect post for Valentine’s Day, because in my eyes your home is the most romantic place on earth!
    Not only is it beautiful, but I could feel the love that went into its design the minute I walked into your courtyard.
    Happy Valentine’s Day to you and Adam, and congratulations on this well deserved recognition of your amazing talent.

    Brooke (and Steve too!)

    Feb 14, 2012 @ 9:45 PM

  8. Kathy Avakian

    What a wonderful distinction and totally deserved! Not a surprise though Penny, your home is one of the most romantic I’ve ever seen!

    Feb 14, 2012 @ 10:28 PM

  9. home before dark

    Aren’t the stars aligning to send you the message: stay in your beautiful—and romantic—paradise!

    Feb 14, 2012 @ 10:28 PM

  10. Heather

    Why am I not in the LEAST bit surprised? The stuff the dreams are made of. It was so wonderful to talk to you for just a bit while you were in Florida. So grateful for all of your kindness.

    All my best,

    Feb 14, 2012 @ 11:08 PM

  11. Tracey Jackson

    Of course it would be there. How wonderful.
    xxoxox T

    Feb 15, 2012 @ 2:17 PM

  12. Sandra Jonas

    Oh so richley deserved. All the photos I have seen of your home & garden have been magnificent!

    Lucky Brooke to have been IN it!

    Feb 17, 2012 @ 3:07 AM

  13. Tara Dillard

    Your home is so right. Beauty, spirit, light, comfort, joy, intellect.

    I’m sure it’s also pieces of those you love, things/places that have inspired you. Tears fallen, laughter across the garden.

    All that comes across in those few pics on my tiny laptop screen.

    Congratulations for the notice you’ve been given for your talents. XO Tara

    Feb 17, 2012 @ 8:54 PM

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    Penelope Bianchi

    All of you thank you so much!!

    Tara, thank you!

    Home before dark; I’m beginning to think you are right about those stars!!!

    What truly touching comments!!!

    Feb 19, 2012 @ 1:42 AM

  15. Lisa Porter

    Dear Penelope,
    How romantic!
    Thank you for so graciously
    sharing your lovely home with all of us!

    Feb 20, 2012 @ 4:57 AM

  16. Bette (@Ideezine)

    Cheers! How special is that…congrats!

    Feb 21, 2012 @ 12:20 AM

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    Penelope Bianchi

    It is hard to believe you haven’t been here! I know you haven’t because I would have found you!!!!
    Please come visit!!!


    Feb 24, 2012 @ 9:01 AM

  18. Karena

    Penelope I am so in love with your home and your amazing sense of style. Congratulations on a superb feature.

    Art by Karena

    Feb 24, 2012 @ 12:10 PM

  19. Heather

    Happy Birthday!!! I just saw over on Brooke’s blog that today is a special day for you–just wanted to send you my very best for the year ahead and hope that you have a lovely time celebrating! :)

    All my best,

    Feb 24, 2012 @ 2:57 PM

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    Penelope Bianchi

    Thank you so much!!!

    Feb 29, 2012 @ 7:55 AM

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    Penelope Bianchi

    Thank you so much! You are one of my very favorite blogs…….Best wishes!

    I had a wonderful birthday in the Napa Valley! I will share the most lovely restaurant in my next post!

    Thank you, you darling woman, for having such a heartfelt and loving, and divine blog!

    Feb 29, 2012 @ 7:58 AM

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    Penelope Bianchi

    Thank you! I really cannot express the appreciation I feel for the followers of my blog……

    It is all thanks to Brooke. I would never have ventured out……..

    Feb 29, 2012 @ 7:59 AM

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