the My Heart Wanders book cover…
Posted in my heart wanders, pia's photos December 24th, 2010 by pia

Being able to share this with you today is a very special moment for me. For those who have been part of this journey from the beginning, perhaps you feel it too. I wanted you guys to be the very first to see it.

Joyeuses fêtes mes chers amis, see you in the new year! xo

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  1. kylie j says

    beauty-filled my friend
    and merry merry!

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  2. Amanda says

    Oh my goodness, it looks beautiful!!!
    The original project is the reason I found you.
    So this book I know will be very special for me.
    Congratulations, dear friend. xxx

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  3. Susannah says

    oh my god, Pia, it is absolutely beautiful – stunning! So so happy for you, love! Merry Christmas to you and R! xxx

    December 24th, 2010 | #

  4. Alan Jensen says

    Really loving the cover! Can’t wait to see the rest. x

    December 24th, 2010 | #

  5. bella says

    Mmm…taking risks and letting go…sounds like I’ve found my new years resolution for 2011!! Heart felt congratulations Pia! Thanks for sharing this special moment with us – Siobhán

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  6. Yvette says

    Whoohoo! I’m thrilled to bits! can’t wait for it to come out now!

    December 24th, 2010 | #

  7. deb says

    Can’t wait to see your beautiful book – Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    December 24th, 2010 | #

  8. Will says

    Ah, thanks for giving us a peek at the cover, Pia! Merry Christmas!

    December 24th, 2010 | #

  9. joan mckniff says

    beautiful cover, beautiful title and subtitle. from joining the Peace Corps almost 50 years ago and decades onward, suddenly you’ve said what I’ve been trying to do but couldn’t name. Thank you. Many ask me how to be happy in “old age” , hmrph. I think the key is to be happy in your “young age”, i.e. take risks, let go, create and appreciate your home wherever you are…..and I’d add: really be where you are…stop listening to music from home on ipod, texting friends “from home”. Be where you are.

    p.s this is just the right amount of snow for a Florida Christmas !

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  10. ingrid says

    Oh my…it’s just beautiful.

    Ingrid x

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  11. Melissa says

    Congrats Pia! I can’t wait until it comes out in April!!

    December 24th, 2010 | #

  12. cindy says

    the cover and title look wonderful. i still use one of my images from my heart wanders for my avatar on flickr and elsewhere in blogland, so i think of it every day. enjoy your family!

    December 24th, 2010 | #

  13. Barb McMahon says

    Oh how lovely!

    Hope you and Romain have a wonderful Christmas!

    December 24th, 2010 | #

  14. Kate says

    Very excited about this book! Merry Christmas!

    December 24th, 2010 | #

  15. Miranda says

    It looks amazing! Can’t wait!

    December 24th, 2010 | #

  16. josephine says

    Wow, Pia. The title itself brings a tear to my eyes. I can’t wait to read more of your journey.

    December 24th, 2010 | #

  17. Lauren says

    That is beautiful, wow.

    December 24th, 2010 | #

  18. Denise | Chez Danisse says

    Oh, it is lovely. So peaceful and comforting.

    December 24th, 2010 | #

  19. OrangeFramhouse - Maike says

    Warm Christmas Wishes!

    December 24th, 2010 | #

  20. Julie-Inspired says

    So beautiful, you are such a talented and creative soul, hold onto that forever!
    Merry Christmas:)

    Julie xo

    December 25th, 2010 | #

  21. gina says

    your first two books arrived in the mail yesterday…for me;) i can not wait to go through them, slowly, with a cup of hot tea, a blanket, a comfy corner.
    then, i will so forward to adding your newest to my collection.
    joyeux noel

    December 25th, 2010 | #

  22. Emile de Bruijn says

    I found your blog through Janet Blyberg. I hope you find the time and energy to continue with it soon, as it is fabulous. I limit my blog to three posts per week, that seems to work and prevents it from becoming a burden. I love your ‘eye’, the handmade, wabi-type aesthetic.

    December 25th, 2010 | #

  23. katiecrackernuts says

    I don’t know why I was pondering this the other day but I was. Congratulations. It looks like it’s come together beautifully.

    December 25th, 2010 | #

  24. chenoa says

    oh its quite perfect!!! & your presents sound divine, especially the quilting fabric!!! loveliest thoughts

    December 25th, 2010 | #

  25. sammy & glenn says

    merry xmas pia, hope you have a lovely xmas and time to finally relax. sounds like you have been as busy as glenn and I .. we joked a few months ago that our next day off would be xmas day and it has worked out exactly like that! but it’s lovely & snowy & sunny here in devon today and so we are off for a little walk to the beach.

    we have really enjoyed your blog this year and are looking forward to buying the new book when it comes out.

    merry xmas

    sammy & glenn

    December 25th, 2010 | #

  26. Mandy says

    How exciting …. Can’t wait to read it
    Merry Christmas Pia !!!

    December 26th, 2010 | #

  27. kitchu says

    i have not been with you from the beginning, but i am so happy for you and this cover and title are perfection.

    i also concur with Joan’s comment. it was spot on. even the part about snow for those of us living in Florida 🙂

    December 26th, 2010 | #

  28. Joelle says

    Congratulations and Best wishes, Pia!
    I arrived in Amsterdam 2 weeks ago. I bought my greeting cards at Typique. Thanks for sharing your great ideas.

    December 26th, 2010 | #

  29. Louise at says

    Dear Pia
    How beautiful! I didn’t realise how much we have in common – a restless spirit, appreciation for a certain beauty, a loathing of mass consumerism – and a book coming out early next year! Yours in April, mine in May!

    If you’re coming downunder soon, please let me know so we can meet up perhaps.

    A late Merry C and an early HNY Pia.

    Louise x

    December 26th, 2010 | #

  30. Lucinda Keller says

    Fantastically beautiful! Congratulations!
    And Happy Holidays!

    December 27th, 2010 | #

  31. Ms P says

    lovely ! 🙂

    December 27th, 2010 | #

  32. Justine says

    It’s so beautiful Pia. How excited you must be. Congratulations!! I can’t wait to buy it.

    December 27th, 2010 | #

  33. ibabe says

    WOW! It looks great. Congratulations..that is a great christmas gift!
    Enjoy a new year that it looks comes full of beautiful projects.

    December 27th, 2010 | #

  34. Nathalie says

    Pia, I am looking forward to its flowing into the world and I wanted to say how much I have enjoyed coming to your little blog house to find so much beauty, have a lovely winter et joyeuses fêtes !!

    December 27th, 2010 | #

  35. judith b says

    Your newest book speaks to all of us wanderers at first glance – and we know it’s going to be perfect in every way. Can’t wait to have my very own copy! Thanks for sharing this first peek, dear Pia, and do enjoy your Christmas holiday in France with Romain’s family…who must love you as much as he does…and almost as much as your blog followers!

    December 27th, 2010 | #

  36. Inge says

    If I saw this in a book-store it would definitely catch my eye. Love the title (en onderschrift) as well as the graphic!

    December 27th, 2010 | #

  37. Sweet Freak says

    I know the joy, pride, anxiety and hopefulness that fill your heart right now… congratulations on this long, beautiful journey and get ready for the best year yet!

    December 28th, 2010 | #

  38. Cassandra says

    Wonderful Pia. Much congratulations.

    All the best

    December 28th, 2010 | #

  39. Marte Marie Forsberg says

    Oh, congratulations Pia!!It looks great. I’m so excited for the book to come out!
    I hope you’ve had a wonderful Christmas, and wish you a very happy new year:)

    December 29th, 2010 | #

  40. Jane says

    How wonderful!!!!

    December 29th, 2010 | #

  41. duermevela says

    The cover is just perfect, so I can not wait to see all the book!!

    December 29th, 2010 | #

  42. Luis says

    Yes!! Cool. Congratulations!! Beautiful cover. Genius.

    December 29th, 2010 | #

  43. Tara Bradford says

    What a fabulous cover! So thrilled to see your hard work come to fruition! Can’t wait to get my own copy. Have a fun New Year’s Eve! xo

    December 29th, 2010 | #

  44. Leigh says

    I’m looking forward to it. Paris, Made by Hand lives by my bedside. I love it, and it’s a constant source of inspiration. I’m always interested in and distracted by ideas of home, place, what it means to feel at home (or not feel at home), especially when moving around and being torn between wanting to feel settled and also free at the same time. My heart wanders to these thoughts 🙂 PS. I’ll be going to Amsterdam for my first visit this May, and we’ll stay on a houseboat, and I can’t wait.

    December 30th, 2010 | #

  45. Ann Marie says


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  46. corine says

    lovely idea and pictures. I can’t wait to see the book.

    December 30th, 2010 | #

  47. elissa @ faucethead says

    beautiful. i can’t wait to see what the pages within hold!

    December 30th, 2010 | #

  48. maggieG says

    I want it. Many congratulations and a Happy new year to you, Pia x

    January 2nd, 2011 | #

  49. Terri says

    Beautiful cover! I can’t wait to see the rest of the book!

    January 2nd, 2011 | #

  50. Turid says

    I was drawn to this. It’s breathtakingly beautiful and I want to order a copy! ASAP!

    January 3rd, 2011 | #

  51. Tip says

    Oh Pia, I am SO looking forward to this one! 🙂

    I’m a bit late (been sick) but hope you had a wonderful Chrissie and NY!!!


    January 3rd, 2011 | #

  52. Jeska says

    Hooray! I can’t wait to see inside, happy new year Pia x

    January 3rd, 2011 | #

  53. Maria says

    Happy New Year 2011 to you, Romain and all your beloved ones!!
    Can´t wait to get your new book in my hands! Please share more information or photos of this new book!
    Thank you – Merci beaucoup pour etre ma inspiration Pia!
    My heart wanders too:-)

    January 3rd, 2011 | #

  54. pia says

    your gorgeous comments coming through over the festive season have been the best gift I could ever receive, and such a wonderful way to end the year. Thank you to all of you, xo

    January 4th, 2011 | #

  55. Luisa Brimble says

    OMG!!!! Pia I cannot wait!!!! I love love love love the cover already and I am sure that it will just be an absolutely stunning book. So excited!!!! Thank you for sharing.

    January 5th, 2011 | #

  56. beauty comma says

    this looks very exciting pia – when do we get to look inside?? your blog is one of the very few i have read from start to end when i discovered it. i think this might be a book to buy (and i seldom buy books because i’ve got too many).
    good luck with your work – i understand from what you write that you’re very busy, so remember to take care of yourself.

    January 5th, 2011 | #

  57. Maia says

    Oh, it looks wonderful!

    January 5th, 2011 | #

  58. carla says

    HI Pia, you must be so thrilled I would be so happy to have a wonderful arty cover like yours.. Congratulations and best of luck. Carlaxx

    January 6th, 2011 | #

  59. Jen says

    Congrats! It looks amazing:)

    January 6th, 2011 | #

  60. Marina Saclley says

    I love the title Pia!
    As an expat and traveller I can understand the meaning of “… making a home wherever you are”
    Congrats and Happy 2011!

    January 8th, 2011 | #

  61. Marie says

    Hi from New Zealand, well now this book looks like a real treat to read, cheers Marie

    January 9th, 2011 | #

  62. Melissah says

    I just discovered you blog & loved it. I’m an interior designer from Melbourne, Australia & I found it very inspiring. Blogging is all new to me but I have just set up my own blog
    You may like to check it out because I had so much fun doing it. It’s got a bit of everything fashion, interiors, food, travel spots – hopefully you will find something in there that you like.
    Thanks for providing me with such great entertainment!

    January 10th, 2011 | #

  63. Cassandra says

    Oh well done Pia – it will be wonderful.

    January 10th, 2011 | #

  64. julie says

    Hello Lovely:

    I would like to give you the “Stylish Blogger Award” for your beautiful and so inspiring blog!

    How this award works is that it’s passed on from blogger to blogger, so I received the award from someone and I pass on the award to others. Part of this award is to write 7 things about yourself (on your blog post) and pass this award to 15 other recently discovered blogs you think deserves this award too.

    You can see my post and the link for the award here:
    * Thank and link back to the person that awarded me.
    * Share 7 things about myself.
    * Pay it forward to 15 recently discovered bloggers.
    * Contact those bloggers about the award!

    Thank you for all of your inspiration! xoxo Julie

    January 10th, 2011 | #

  65. leslie says

    This, too, is how I first found you Pia 🙂
    The cover is SO beautiful and I am excited to see it!

    January 10th, 2011 | #

  66. julie says

    I must be out of my mind this morning – my blog address for the award is

    Have a great day!

    January 10th, 2011 | #

  67. Stonehouselove says

    Simply lovely, Pia! So peaceful yet speaks volumes! xocc

    January 12th, 2011 | #

  68. Casa e Cose says

    What a coincidence…I was just talking with my friend about our homes and how we don’t make them 100% our home since we never know when we will move again….I have lived away from Stockholm the last 18 years approx some here some there. And we also said that we will most likely never feel 100% at home if we never make a home out of our house. So….I would love to read your book!

    January 12th, 2011 | #

  69. Ivette says

    How thrilling! The cover is simply stunning. I’m excited!!!!

    January 13th, 2011 | #

  70. Enna says

    Beautiful cover, and that title took my breath away for a second! I got your book ‘Amsterdam: Made by hand’ as a christmas present and I fell in love with your descriptions and the words you choose.

    January 15th, 2011 | #

  71. woolf says

    scrolling down pages of your lovely blog, i am stunned at your incredibly beautiful images once again. always nice to return, and take it all in. thxs for SUCH inspiration!

    January 16th, 2011 | #

  72. Maria says

    We miss you Pia! Come back soon:-)

    January 18th, 2011 | #

  73. Cameron says

    The book looks gorgeous, congratulations on all your success!

    January 23rd, 2011 | #

  74. joanna tutinji says

    beautiful, creative and delicate, like molten chocolate it fills your heart…thank you for the book and your blog

    June 29th, 2011 | #

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