Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Surfside Style

 

 I have followed Fifi O'Neill for years


reading all her different magazines


 and numerous books.


I was definitely interested last summer when my friend Deborah, of Sakura Blossoms in May


told me Fifi was looking for beach houses for an upcoming book and said I should submit my beach house.


 I sent off pics, Fifi and I exchanged emails and in November Lulu was quite happy to have Fifi visit.


I was beyond excited when the mail was delivered on Monday.


I cannot believe our little shed is on the cover of the book and I am honored to see our little cottage on the pages of this book.


"Flip Flop escape" is an appropriate tag for our house - there are always flip flops on our front porch.


The best part was watching Fifi take things from all over the garden to style this pic.


I enjoyed the banter between Fifi and her photographer Mark Lohman.


I know the flag blanket wasn't on the love seat when the morning began, but it looks great there.


Fifi moved things around in the guest room 


to create just the look she had in mind for the book.


She stole the green bottle full of sea glass and shells from our bedroom and in doing so created my favorite pic of the house.



There are 12 beach houses featured in the book



and each one has a unique style.



This is one of the bedrooms, in my favorite house on Instagram, belonging to Sandra of Old Silver Shed and every picture of her home is fabulous.



This is the home of my friend Molly of Molly in Maine - another of my favorite houses.



 If you want to see more, you can find the book here.



It is definitely a fun book featuring "relaxed living by the coast".

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34 comments:

  1. Congrats!! Your beach home is lovely and deserves to be in this book!!

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  2. Congratulations, my friend!! I think she chose well!

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  3. Lovely pictures and "stuff" Gorgeous homes.

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  4. Carol, I am so excited for you. I love that view of your place, the surfboards and shed. I can not wait to get my own book . Congratulations to you. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  5. Congrats and sooo lovely pictures of a beautiful home!
    Love from Titti

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  6. So exciting carol! Congratulations! I loved your house before and I love how she styled it too! I would love to see what a professional would do with my stuff!

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  7. Proud of you Carol! The book is gorgeous!
    Mary in VA

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  8. Congratulations!!!! I love your house and Molly in Maine. I cannot wait to check out the book. I hope that you are well and staying safe.

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  9. Carol, this is so awesome! I will have to order the book just because you are in it! :D
    AND you made the cover!!! *squee* :D

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  10. Your little cottage has been published so many times, it's becoming quite famous :)
    Congratulations what a marvelous tribute to beach living.

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  11. Oh Carol how exciting and so well deserved. Your sweet beach house is perfect to be published. Congrats.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  12. OH CAROL! The entire book or at least a great deal of it, has your house! That is marvelous!!!! Congratulations to you and I'm glad to hear that Fifi is still going strong, publishing beautiful homes that belong to many of us. I do have a copy of one of the Romantic Homes magazines where our home is featured and my studio is on the cover!

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  13. This is really quite Wonderful ~ You've worked so hard to make your home Amazing and now so many more will enjoy it. Cheers to you my Friend.

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  14. Of COURSE your cottage would be the cover feature! YAY! I'm so happy for you, Carol. I love Fifi's material, and can only imagine how exciting it was to be submersed in hers and Mark's work. He is just as remarkable as she. The photos look terrific. (pssst, I see the CA handkerchief pillow made the styling cut ;))

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  15. Congratulations Carol!!!! EEK! Loving the pictures you are showing us! You are famous girl! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  16. Of course you should have your beach cottage in such a publication. Why, because all your cheery colors make me smile. Even though I'm miles from the beach, I always enjoy lookin at your 'fishing' stuff. Grins and Congrats! Sandi

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  17. Carol, Congratulations. You have the sweetest beach cottage that I know of..Stay well..xxoJudy

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  18. This makes me so happy to see your cottage finally featured in a book. Your house looks wonderful, as always, of course. I love seeing the other homes too. I think I will stay here awhile and just gaze.

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  19. I remember when you first told us about your house being featured in this book...at the time, I went to Amazon and put it on my wish list! I think this is so awesome that your house is one of those featured. I bet you are thrilled!

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  20. How exciting is that! It looks like a wonderful group of photos. You deserve to be in this group of lovely beachy homes. I know I get so much inspo from your IG page and blog. Can;t wait to find this book. Congrats!

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  21. Amazing and so well deserved!! I am off to go peek for more information and add it to my wish list!

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  22. This is so exciting Carol! I will definitely have to get a book for my coffee table. I can't wait to see your home, along with these other fabulous beach houses. Thank you for sharing with Charming Homes and Gardens. Pinned!

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  23. Meeting you has been a pleasure...I have enjoyed visiting your blog!

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  24. Congrats!! What a wonderful honor and how excited you must be!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by and for taking the time to comment!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  25. I am so excited for you Carol. I am featuring you on Charming Homes and Gardens tomorrow!

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  26. I am so over the moon excited for you, Carol! What a huge deal and honor that is well deserved. Your home always has such a warm and inviting feel in every season and your garden, like you, is an absolute treasure. So excited for this book, CoCo

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  27. I can so understand your house is in the book,
    it is very beautiful,
    have lovely days,

    Hugs, Ida

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  28. Oh this is so exciting, congrats, Carol. Your place is so fun and unique, you deserve this honor!!

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  29. Oh my goodness! How wonderful!!! Congratualtions! (Jenn from Jennifer Nilsson Art - your newest IG connection, lol ♥)

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  30. Carol, Congratulations on the being chosen and on the cover too! That has to warm your heart. I check your blog regularly but have been not so good about leaving comments. Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Sylvia D.

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  31. I'm so happy your home is in her book! Great looks she created, but your home always looks fabulous.

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