Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Romatic Prairie Style........

I have, as you all have been, eagerly awaiting the arrival of Fifi O'neill's Romantic Prairie Style magazine. Well while in CVS I spotted it & almost ran over a poor woman trying to get to the magazine shelves. I grabbed it, paid for it & sat in my car reading & devouring every beautiful photograph & story behind those beautiful photos. I was so happy to see Fifi's magazine come to life, as she had mentioned her plans for a book & magazine a few years back. I met Fifi when she came to my tiny little massachusetts town to shoot my gardens & my home approx. 3 years ago. Fifi showed up with the talented photographer Dan Mayers & they completely transformed my home into magazine worthy shots. I was so nervous as I answered my door but fifi completely put me at ease as this tiny little woman embraced me in a bear hug. I'm Italian so I appreciate those hugs as I am a big hugger too! She was completely beautiful & charming & had the most delightful french accent. She wore a completely cool cabbages & roses blouse,with a big bow in her hair-completely lovely. It was such a treat to see Dan & Fifi work together. Lots of hard work, but work they both truly loved-you could just tell. Fifi took me shopping for florals, food & little odds & ends we would need for the shoot. She completely kept me in the loop & made me feel a part of the whole day. We even took Fifi & Dan out to have lobster rolls that night & had a complete blast with them. We became fast friends & we chatted about everything, even the hard things we had gone through in our lives.She is the type of person that when you drop by to say hi, will always email you back no matter how busy she is & we all know how very busy she is. I always tell her she doesn't sleep! This is why I am so delighted for her that her dream of 3 years ago is now a reality along with her amazing books Romantic Prairie Style & The Romantic Prairie Cookbook. Congrats dear fifi on a beautiful new magazine-we are so lucky! xoxo

I always love maria's home from the blog dreamy whites
Don't want to post to many photos. You'll want to devour each story & photo as I did.
We are in full swing for our Spring barn sale at mangiacotti this week. it will be 12-13 hour days & really sore feet so I will tell you all to have a great rest of the week now & an even better weekend! xoxo

A sneak peek of what's in store at our spring barn sale. If you live a driveable distance please stop by~you'll be happy you did!  We are located at 117 Pleasant St. Attleboro, Ma :)


  1. I am so envious! We don't get those kinds of mags in my country :-( Hey thanks for following me! Have you cooked my recipe yet? ;-) Rachael xo

  2. Thanks for the heads up Chris...you know I'll be at CVS soon looking for my own copy!
    Going to try and get to the barn sale...are you open every day?

    1. yes sandi-until sunday 3 pm hope you get there! :)

  3. What a beautiful story Chris! I too, am eager to grab a copy. I'll be headed to CVS today! :)
    Blessings & hugs,
    p.s. Do let me know about your barn sale.

    1. hi karen-barn sale may 3-6 hope to see you! :)

  4. Thanks for the heads up!
    Thanks for your nice comment on the necklace and reading along.
    I will be back to check out more of your blog when have a bit more time.

  5. You are soooo right.
    Fifi is so lovely and friendly,
    and I'm sure she doesn't sleep much.
    She was kind enough to return my emails all the way
    over here in Oz even though she doesn't know me.
    I hope we get her mag here soon.
    Have a great day,
    Tania @ Scandi.Coast.Home

  6. Those pictures look great! I've been keeping an eye out for it here, but hadn't seen it yet. I do have a CVS nearby so I think I will run down this weekend and see if I can get a copy.

  7. I'll be sure to grab a copy when I go shopping later today. Thanks for the heads up!

  8. Fabulous photos, how lucky you were to have your home photographed! *woot-woot*


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