Thursday, June 27, 2013

Romantic Homes June 2013

I am a little late this month
doing the June 2013
Romantic Homes 
showcase of blogs.
Well, better late than never,
as they say.
Here's the gorgeous feature
about Downton Abbey.
If you don't know what 
Downton Abbey is....
well, the Lord loves you anyway.
Is that beautiful, or what?

The cover is as gorgeous as always:
On to the blogs.
As many blogs as I follow I did not
know about any of these.
It's a big blogging world out there,
isn't it?

First up-
Restyled Vintage from Australia
You will love Karen' Needham's blog.
She does lots of painting.

Blue Clear Sky by Elizabeth Ramage
She, like many of us, loves her blue and whites!

Lily Field Life by Fiona Gavin
Let's just say she's a dab hand with paint!

How about Oakview Cottage by Cindy Stewart?
She has a cheerful, homey place in Canada.

And-last, but certainly not least-
Whimiscal Perspective by Laura Bright
You will LOVE what she does with

I may have a painted project of
my own to show you tomorrow
if I can get my butt in gear....
or at least get it into DRIVE!

Have a wonderful day!

your photo name


  1. These are all new blogs to me, so I think I will go "hopping" - It's fun to find some new ideas and stories to read - thanks!

  2. Thanks Diana. I will visit all these blogs and appreciate you telling us about them.

  3. Hi Diana... I didn't know of any of those blogs either, so pretty!... but my friend Jo~Anne Coletti is the one who did all of the Downton Abbey article!... xoxo Julie Marie

  4. Diana, I love finding new blogs. Everyone seems to really enjoy painting furniture. That reminds me I wanted to re-paint my porch tables and birdhouses.Hope you are doing well getting caught up. Since this cold,I seem to be lagging. xoxo,Susie

  5. These are great! Haven't heard of any of them but will definitely tune in!!

  6. Oh pretty! I see two new blogs to go check out!

  7. I can't wait to read this issue over the weekend!

  8. Love some of those cabinet pieces. I would have cabinets everywhere, if I had more room, because they are everywhere, already, here.

  9. These are all so pretty! I especially love the blue and white painted items - probably because here hardly anything is painted. I'm so tempted...

  10. I haven't seen any of these blogs either...can't wait to go "visiting". Thanks for sharing...hugs, Penny

  11. Lovely images you have featured here, Diana. Yes, I love blue and white as well, though you could never tell it by the house.:-) I will have to check out a new blog or two. xo Nellie

  12. Lovely images you have featured here, Diana. Yes, I love blue and white as well, though you could never tell it by the house.:-) I will have to check out a new blog or two. xo Nellie

  13. I visit a few of these, will check out the rest! Thanks!

  14. Hi Diana,
    Thanks for this post I love finding new blogs too. These are some cuties. I am hopping over now!

  15. Hi
    can you believe I seen Downton Abbey for the first time last fall , and of course I loved it and can't wait for next series to come on so I can use my silver tea set and dress up and wear my hat & gloves while watching, little lady gloves that is LOL

  16. It's always fun to check out new blogs, I still need to visit these. Getting RH in my mailbox is always the highlight of my day! Can't wait to see your painting project! Now I need to get my rear in gear too and get busy:)

  17. These are new to me too. I need to pick up a copy of RH today when I'm at the grocery. Thanks for the heads up. '-)

  18. I recently found a childhood friend on FB who is busy painting antique furniture this summer. Some folks are so talented and creative!

  19. I love finding new blogs and each of these look great. Can't wait to explore them!

  20. a couple of new ones for me--thanks for sharing, diana!

  21. Thanks for featuring these blogs today. I was only familiar with one of them. It's always fun to find new ones.

  22. How super thank you it will be lovely to go visiting xx what a lovely idea
    Hugs Lynn xx

  23. Thank you, that was very sweet of you. I am going to take the time to check out a couple of the other blogs, too.
    I will be back to visit your blog in the future!
    Hugs, Cindy

  24. Well, I know Whimsical Perspective, but the other ones are new to me. Thanks for giving us the run down. If you got your project done, I have a few around here you can tackle.

  25. Diana, I always am so excited when my copy comes in the mail. Funny thing, I too usually know most of the featured blogs. This time not any. Although I had heard of Blue Sky. Yes, it's a huge world out there. Can't wait to see what you have to share!

  26. Hi Diana, I follow some of these blogs...I'll have to get me a copy. Hope you have a wonderful weekend,

  27. thanks for updating us on beautiful blogs outthere. I want to see what you painted today

  28. Well....did u get your butt into drive??? :)

  29. Thanks so much for sharing these blogs with us, Diana. Can't wait to give them a visit!

  30. I finally got on the Downtown Abby-ness...because I was feeling left out....but glad God loves me anyways!!!!
    You crack me up!!

  31. I hang my head in shame... I've never watched Downton Abbey... I must have been under my rock because I'd never even heard of it until recently. I need to get in the loop. Beautiful magazine! I'll definitely be paying a visit to these new to me blogs.

  32. When I feel a little better, I will be off searching these lovely blogs. That cover is gorgeous. You are so right, there are tons of blogs we have yet to explore. Thanks for sharing and also your continued support. xo Linda

  33. hi Diana, thanks so much for featuring my blog. I really appreciate it. have fun with your painting cheers Fiona, Lilyfield Life

  34. Only know about 1/2 of those, so yay! And LOL'ed *seriously* at your Downtown Abbey comment that the Lord loves ya anyway. HA!

  35. Lovely post to visit some new blogs!

  36. OMG They forgot to feature my BLOG!
    What the heck! This world is going to pot (literally)

    I have surfed at New Smyrna Beach well over 30 years ago. PS. I looked way better in my swimsuit back then :)
    Blessings Always, Roxy

  37. Those look like great blogs! thanks for letting us know about them :) Geez, I could be at my computer all day long and never get bored! Ha!

  38. That photo on the cover is beautiful! I love those roses. I know two of them, but will look at the others. I need to grab a copy to see the Downton feature. Thanks for sharing.
    xxx, T.

  39. Hi again Diana, thanks once again for letting me know that you were going to feature me, so kind of you!

    I'm going to go check out the other blogs you've featured too,thanks:)

    xx Karen

  40. Hi Diana....The only blogger I know is Elizabeth at Blue Clear Sky. She has a wonderful blog, and she really does some awesome decorating.
    I'll have to go and visit the other blogs. I'm sure they are all very nice.

  41. Well, I immediately copied the pic. of the cake and sent it to my daughter in laws I would love to see her do. :)

  42. Lovely..Will have to check them out..

  43. Thanks so much for including me in this feature. I'm now following your blog.


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