May 29, 2016 By // by Penelope Bianchi 26 Comments
April 26, 2013 at 2:08 am
Everything looks beautiful as always Penelope!
April 26, 2013 at 4:37 am
Will buy several copies, 1 for me the rest to give away.
How I wish you could have met my mentor, Mary Kistner. Her style similar to yours. She was in magazines etc….
Her memorial service was in a large art gallery. It was standing room only. Few dry eyes, even with the men.
April 27, 2013 at 6:12 pm
I am so very complimented that I remind you of her! I can only hope that when I am gone people remember me with a fraction of the love and respect you (and others) felt for her!!
She sounds wonderful! You told me I reminded you of her your very first comment when I first started blogging!!
April 26, 2013 at 5:22 am
Congratulations! I will run out this weekend in search of this issue. Looking forward to a relaxing read. Have a nice weekend
La Comtesse Lola
April 26, 2013 at 2:19 pm
Congratulations Penny! How lovely and so happy for you and Renee! And just think, they can come back and shoot your garden and Renee’s for the next issue!
April 27, 2013 at 6:08 pm
They are coming back in June to shoot the gardens! This is for a “coffee table book”! This Fifi is a wonder!!
velvet and linen
April 26, 2013 at 3:35 pm
I need to buy several copies!
Congratulations!!! What a spectacular layout. They did a wonderful job capturing the beauty of your house. I’m not surprised. Fifi is one of us!
April 27, 2013 at 6:07 pm
One of the great beauties of blogging is the feedback! There really wasn’t any before! NONE!!
April 26, 2013 at 4:36 pm
The magazine is beyond FABULOUS!The article was very well written and they captured your essence PERFECTLY.Love the fact I made the connection FOR YOU TOO!HOPE I GET A SPECIAL PLACE IN YOUR HEART!
You already had a special place in my heart! (your recent deer caper cemented it forever!!!)
April 27, 2013 at 1:06 am
Congratulations!! Wow does it look beautiful…stunning!!!
Marsha @ Splenderosa
April 27, 2013 at 11:41 am
Big huge kudos to you, darling Penelope. The spread is wonderful and so is the writing. You know I adore your style, your wit and your wonderful spirit. xx’s
April 27, 2013 at 6:05 pm
thank you so much! Your comments mean so much to me!
April 28, 2013 at 7:33 am
Your house looks lovely! I can’t wait to see your gardens published!
April 28, 2013 at 10:46 pm
Thank you all of you for your comments! I cannot tell you how much they mean!
I try to “reply”; and the replies end up “out of order”!
I think you can “match them up!”
thank you, thank you!
April 29, 2013 at 8:19 am
Hi Penny! I will buy this for sure…can’t wait to see it on the newsstands!
April 29, 2013 at 10:21 am
This layout is the reason I purchased this magazine. Beautiful home, so glad I got to see it, it has inspired me to add a few extras to my own home. I will now have to start following your blog as well.
May 4, 2013 at 10:00 pm
Your article in French Country Style
Message Penny – I picked up the magazine today and totally enjoyed reading the article about your house as well as Renee’s. Love, love, love your style!! You are an amazing interior designer. Thanks, Linda Brown
I am totally choked up! This is the woman whose husband sent me the “duck house” last year; after we had the “duckling disaster”!! (see past posts,; if you want to cry!!)
His “duck house ” (floating duck house in a pond) arrived ; and our mother duck hatched 9 more ducklings in our “repaired” duck house; and another mother duck hatched 9 in Linda’s husband’s duck house!
He is the reason we have two duck houses!
And Linda is the fabulous artist! who does the best “dog portraits ” I have ever seen!
May 31, 2016 at 4:04 am
You are truly an inspiration and, therefore, should be featured in her magazine! Each time you are featured someone else will fall under your magical spell and their life will be changed forever for the good. Sending love and big huge congrats. Again.
Heather in Arles
June 1, 2016 at 3:11 am
This is a very beautiful spread, Penelope! Congratulations doesn’t cut it as this is so well-deserved. I love all the new touches nearly as much as the “old” ones. 😉
June 2, 2016 at 5:32 am
Penelope! I love your style!! You are so very talented!!! But please, please, please…..!!!! Stop ending every sentence with an exclamation point!!!!! It’s extremely distracting and diminishes the quality and beauty of your blog!!!!!
An exclamation mark is useful when one wants to emphasize a certain point, but when you use it after every sentence, its “power” is completely nullified. I hope you will take this advice in the way that I’m offering it; I don’t mean to be snarky. I mean it only in the friendliest and helpful way. Thank you.
June 3, 2016 at 2:02 am
Thank you for your advice! Unfortunately, I write the way I talk; and I have asked many times on my blog about the explanation
points….and I have been told many times not to stop writing like that. I am sorry you don’t like it. I will try to slow down. What say you anyone else have a comment about this? I appreciate constructive criticism; and I did not take it as “snarky” at all! Thank you.
June 3, 2016 at 12:49 am
My favorite house! I love it so much – especially the pink around the house!!!!! Love love love! AND – your daughter’s gardens are to die for. I love the way they cut into the hedge so you get just a glimpse of the hedge. That is such a great idea. Beautiful = like mother, like daughter!!!! or vice versa? love you!
Michele @ Living Among Saguaros
June 12, 2016 at 4:31 am
Just saw your home in French Country Style and had to mention “votre maison est la plus jolie dans le magazine”!
June 12, 2016 at 5:45 pm
March 8, 2017 at 7:36 am
Congrats on yet another magazine feature; you deserve it! I never tire of gazing at your beautiful home, and although I love all the rooms, it was your gorgeous kitchen that gave me the charming inspiration I was seeking when we were building our home. You are super sweet and I can feel your positive energy and kindness via your punctuation marks! :))
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