Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Hello Sweet friends!
So much to talk about today...First off, we have a winner in my magazine drawing. Leann from receives a free copy of my new magazine The Feminine Home, Where the Heart Is! Congratulations Leann! Please email me your mailing details--

This week has brought many changes. "IRENE" really packed a punch here in my neck of the woods. Thankfully only one tree was lost, and power was finally restored yesterday. WOW, I have to tell you, living by candle light really slows life down to a screeching halt doesn't it. I'm not a huge phone person so checking my emails from there was not an option. NO COMPUTER! Just me, hubby, the kids, and my little Jessy, together in one room for two days! WOW! That hasn’t happened since my kids were small. After we all surrendered to IRENE, and the complaining mellowed to a low moan, we had so much fun laughing and playing cards. In my busy world, it proved to be refreshing and a reminder, to stop and smell my own roses... I hope my east coast friends are doing well and hopefully power for you has been restored too.

Shifting gears

My Vintage Rose Collection business has been around since 2002, and since then so many aspects of my business has evolved. From painting roses, home designing, to writing and shooting for magazines and now my own magazine, The Feminine Home.
My New Venture. Jo-Anne Coletti Photography, Inspired by Romantic Moments.
My love for photography has always been the foreground of my creativity. After shooting for countless magazines, I am now turning to portraiture. I'm very excited about my new venture. I have so much to learn! A dear photographer friend told me recently that too many people are popping up thinking they can buy a camera and become a photographer. It's not that easy. AND SHE’S RIGHT! There is so much to it, and very different than shooting interiors, but I’m very excited to take my next step.
Toto & Dorothy...

I will be attending photo classes and doing as much research as possible.

Practice, Practice, Practice!

I will be conducting complementary photo shoots to establish my portfolio. While I will still continue to paint roses, my inventory will be cut back to hand painted items, and my personal note cards and vintage finds. So be sure and check my website for new paintings often.

I will also continue to photograph and write for Romantic Homes, and Jeanne d'Arc Living magazine, so look for upcoming articles in their Christmas issues and articles for 2012…

Happy Fall!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

A bit of fun news! I received a call last week from the show, "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" -- Is this a scam I thought?? Nope, it's real...So packages of hand painted goodies are off to their new shabby chic makeover location. (Can't disclose just yet).

I'm off to where the house will be re-built to help with the decorating.
I'm not sure if my items will make the show, but so thrilling to be a part of a wonderful cause!

Wish me luck! :)

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Hello angels!
 I am having a give-away for my new issue of
The Feminine Home, Where The Heart Is!
 The rules are simple.
1. Leave a comment here.
2. Add the cover photo to your side bar on your blog.
3. Blog about the magazine, ( nothing fancy) just a small mention would be lovely :)

The winner will receive a signed copy of The Feminine Home, Where The Heart Is.
Dateline is August 31st.

See you back here very soon,

Sunday, August 14, 2011

It's here!!! The Feminine Home-Where The Heart Is

       THE FEMININE HOME-Where The Heart Is--embraces the heart and soul of a woman. It is a singular place where loveliness resides and the language of romance and poetry lives; a home that coaxes an extraordinary life that is enduring, purposeful and distinctly feminine.


Rooms are presented in noble sophistication that is rich in tradition, yet casually fashioned. It is pretty, not fussy, spiritual and earthy.

Cottons and velvets, crystal chandeliers and whitewashed walls, scrubbed wooden floors, simple furnishings and objects from the garden; these are the elements that make a romantic home.

You can order now on my website!

This is the second magazine of a two-part series. Collect both!!! My first magazine, The Feminine Home, Special Edition can also be purchased on my website.

I hope you enjoy ladies. As always, I give you my heart!
Blissful reading,


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Feminine Home POSTPONED

Hello angel friends!
 I have some good news and some bad news- The bad news is my magazine has been postponed until August 13th. The good news is I couldn't RESIST a home feature that just came up. IT'S TOO FABULOUS TO PASS BY!

I will post when it's time to order here.

This new issue is all about decorating with white, and has a fresh clean look. I'm confident it will be one of your all time favorite magazine!

On another note- A Christmas issue will be coming in 2012. I'm so excited about it! I have a stunning collection of homes already, but I will need more. I would love to see how you decorate your home for the holidays. Recipes also accepted. Please send all photo entries to me at,