It's celebration time here! The day Maurie and I have been waiting for has finally arrived -- we received our fall issue of Country Sampler Magazine with our home feature!
Even though I look at these rooms every day of my life, it's really exciting to see them in print. And although I had blogged some of my fall decor last year, I held a few things back, in order to give the readers a few new fall decorating vignettes and projects to enjoy. I'm so honored by the 10-page spread!
The funny thing is, until just a few days before the shoot, we had been scheduled to shoot for spring. We had forgone buying pumpkins in order to stock up on pink begonias and ornamental cabbages, and I had raced through half of Dallas snapping up the last of the spring faux florals from every clearance bin I could find. When the call came that we needed to change our plan to shoot for fall, there was nary a pumpkin to be found in this entire city. Sweet Jane at Cottage at the Crossroads had even offered to send hers to us! We finally got lucky and found a few pie pumpkins at Fiesta. I scored some really pretty fall garlands and candles at Hobby Lobby for 90% off. I mean, it was the week of Thanksgiving, after all :) The boxes of spring dishes got packed back up, and the fall came back out, and I got to decorate for fall twice!
It all worked out fine, and I could not say more about what a great experience it was. Everyone associated with Country Sampler is so professional and kind. Our day spent with the amazing Esther and Franklin Schmidt was nothing short of fabulous. I wish I could style homes and have fun with them every day. Lisa Sloan, the writer, is a darling and I'm so thrilled with how the story of our home came out. But most of all, this all happened because my blog friend Brenda at Cozy Little House referred Esther and Frank to me and got this whole thing rolling. I just can't thank you enough!
My kitty girls were really happy to be featured, too :) They both posed perfectly! In the next few days, I'll repost some of the links that tell more of the story about our home, and how some of our decor came to be. For now, I think I have to sit and soak it all in.
This is the September issue, so I imagine that it will be on the newsstands any day now. Or you can order one here, on CS's website. I'll be doing a giveaway of a copy when I receive more, too!
Thank you all so much for following along, supporting us, and being part of this crazy blogging journey that we are on! It's brought so much more to our lives than we could ever have imagined. Another dream of mine has been realized, and I couldn't be happier, or more grateful.
Love to all, Andrea
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