Friday, July 22, 2011

An Evening with Fifi O'Neill at Uniquely Chic

Hi everyone!

Today, I am sharing photos of the wonderful book signing of Romantic Prairie Style with Fifi O'Neill at my store, Uniquely Chic Floral and Home.  

It was a beautiful event filled with lovely people that attended to see Fifi and have their books signed by the author of Romantic Prairie Style... the best selling book, I may add!


Photo Courtesy:  My Petite Maison
Here is Fifi signing Debbie's (shabbydeb) book... a book that traveled all the way from Oklahoma to this event, just so dear Fifi could sign it.  The whole group said special wishes over this traveling book of Debbie's that evening! See how much people love her and her style from all over the world!



I have to tell you what a great time I had getting the store ready for Fifi to visit with us in Healdsburg.  Just a few days before the event, I found a beautiful, very large French table with the loveliest bistro chairs with a well worn patina.  I think it was just meant to be!  Fifi is sitting at one of the French tables above, don't you love it's color and wear?

I purchased many beautiful one of a kind pieces especially to show at this event.  The special evening where people traveled near and far but most importantly, one that Fifi's Romantic Prairie Style fans wouldn't let wild horses keep them away from which means a lot to me.




 Entering the store... welcome!


One of the lovely French tables I managed to find while searching
for just the right items for the event

Of course, Fifi signing MY book... what a lovely moment with the down to earth lady we all love.






This is Marcia from Vintage French Hen
Marcia & her husband, Ed drove hours to attend.
Marcia brought a very thoughtful gift for Fifi too
(so very sweet!)


Fifi listening to a friend's story of home decor and work
involved in making home sweet home even sweeter!


 Fifi & Marcia toast and pose for the camera

Marcia, Delores and Fifi 
(Delores is from Vignette Designs), I was thrilled
that Delores could make it to this special event too,
She has a beautiful home here in Wine Country and is a regular
here at Uniquely Chic... always love chatting with her & her husband too!

We all shared our love of Fifi and her style and most of all,
Romantic Prairie Style






You notice that's me again?  So fun was this event to plan for and attend.  All the hard work was definitely worth it!

We were all so excited that we forgot to take photos of the French champagne and food that was so delicious at the event and now wish, we would have taken photos of every person that asked Fifi to sign their book... you learn things as you go!  Please Note:  All photos here courtesy of Tracie, My Petite Maison  Thank you, Tracie for taking all photos for me for this wonderful event.
It was so special meeting with Fifi and many bloggers, customers and fellow shop owners here that evening.  I especially would like to thank Catharyn Lely, Designer, for her expertise for this dream event.


Photo Courtesy: My Petite Maison
Sweet Fifi behind one of the store's beautiful plants... I LOVE this photo, it captures her personality so well, cheerful and very easy to talk to and share your love of decor with at any moment!

Hope you enjoyed being in the store along with so many of us.  It was an evening to remember and so fun to plan.  

Thank you, Fifi for being a part of our evening!

Great wishes for a fantastic weekend from me and Uniquely Chic Floral and Home!

xoxo,
Barbara








2 comments:

Mar said...

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely evening with all of us. What an honor to have Fifi there with her fabulous book. Your shop looks so inviting and represents all that is truly uniquely chic.
My best, Mar

About Vintage French Hen said...

Your event was so beautiful, along with your magical boutique! Ed and I had a wonderful time in Healdsburg meeting all of you fabulous women. Fifi was as precious as I ever imagined she would be. Thank you for an evening I will never forget...Marcia