Friday, April 29, 2011

A BLISSFUL DAY

I woke up at 3:00 a.m. this morning to catch the live preliminary coverage of the royal wedding and have been up ever since. Because I'm a night owl, I only got two hours of sleep! Yes, I could have recorded it but there's something neat about watching it live. My husband was still sound asleep, leaving just me and the cats to watch this momentous affair. It was just like something out of a fairy tale—so very romantic! I wasn't going to post anything today but a special package arrived this afternoon that I wanted to tell you about. It was my copies of the special blue-and-white issue of Victoria magazine—which includes one of my articles.


I wrote the Touring feature on the gracious inns, boutiques, and cultural gems of North Carolina's scenic Piedmont region. The inn pictured on the opening spread (below) is the Fearrington Inn of Chapel Hill. 


The picture of romantic country elegance, each of Fearrington's guest rooms has a distinctive character all their own. However, all are furnished with antiques, original artwork, and luxurious amenities. I was especially taken with the coral and soft green hues of this room. 


Plush feather beds and comfy linens summon sweet dreams. And each room has an idyllic view overlooking the storybook courtyard gardens or the bucolic surroundings of what was originally an 18th-century dairy farm. 


To learn more about this inn and other area attractions, I hope you will check out the latest issue of Victoria! And if you are a quilter, check out my previous post for details about some inspiring quilt shops I profiled for the latest issue of Quilt Sampler magazine—now available in many of your local quilt shops.

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I have my grandmother's blue and white dishes so this will be a must read. Thank you!

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  2. If I ever go there, that looks like the place. It's beautiful.

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  3. ME TOO! I loved it! Men, they just don't "get it" I was so glad I got to see the entire 5 hours of celebration! I am going to look for your new magazine!!

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  4. Happy Royal wedding and congratulations on the article. I love that magazine and am so glad it is back. Richard at My Old Historic House.

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  5. It was indeed a beautiful wedding !! Love the pictures of that magazine.

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  6. What a beautiful Inn! How I would love to stay there!

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  7. How lovely this post is... the Inn looks so beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

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