Showing posts with label magazine inspiration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label magazine inspiration. Show all posts

Saturday, February 1, 2014

American Farmhouse Style

Last Fall when the editor of Cottages and Bungalows, Malena Jaime, contacted me about their new magazine coming out the first of this year, I had no idea we would be leaving behind my favorite spot, the sunporch. She had seen my post on my "Patriotic Sunporch" from early July and wanted to know if I would be interested in being a part of their first edition of the magazine. What? Who me? well of course!




Between the Holidays and a slew of bad weather, I finally located the magazine at WalMart, and wow, what an amazing honor and surprise!! Dedicated to Farmhouse Style, I wasn't sure how my "80's" sunporch would fit in, but their magazine is all about the style, and how to adapt it to wherever you might live. Tips and ideas I shared go for a new house or an authentic antique farmhouse; wherever you call home.




This magazine is full of wonderful features and beautiful photos from a wide variety of personal homes and spaces. American Farmhouse Style shows that there are many interpretations of "Farmhouse Style"; from rustic to industrial, cottage to romantic, there's something for everyone to enjoy and identify with. 



My little ol' sunporch feels pretty darn special!


I have to admit, 
it's a little bittersweet seeing that special place in the pages of a magazine,
 but I plan on taking a little "farmhouse" with me wherever I go.

Thank you so much, Malena, for including me in your premier issue!

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xoxo,
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Sunday, October 13, 2013

A little "Country" Inspiration...


You all know how much I love my Country Living UK Edition. I look forward to their Fall issues because they never disappoint. They are the best at conveying the essence of Autumn in their wonderful vignettes and styling. Outdoor shoots filled with jeweled leaves, berries, potting sheds, tree lined country lanes, dogs, sheep, and horses can make me want to crawl right in to those images of the bucolic countryside and set up house. Here are a few images from the current October issue, and then a few from the 2009 October issue.


enjoy...

They know how to get my attention...



Right now I'm into anything with a plaid wool throw on it.



And of course an Autumn shoot in the Potting Shed.




2009 image. Don't you love these Fall pastels?



 I'm lovin' this wonderful green bistro table and chair.



And I've been dreaming of this style of sofa.
Love the grain sack stripes, but I think I'd opt for a solid color.




It's overcast today, but I'm hoping it will clear out and give us a little sunshine. Now that the outside work on the house is finished, hubbs and I have some powerwashing and shrub trimming to do. My mums have seen better days, but I did grab a couple of new ones and more pumpkins for the porch steps. All in all, my Early Fall Fun has been lackluster. I need to redeem it. Hopefully some "leaf changing" will get me back on track.
Thank you, to everyone who visited over at Marty's A Stroll Thru Life yesterday when she featured me. Your sweet comments made my day!

Have a wonderful Sunday,
xoxo,

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Falling For Autumn

I've been resting these last few days after a little scare I had earlier in the week, (click here if you don't know about the fun I've been having) but I've been wanting to share this great magazine photo shoot with all of you since it came out a few weeks ago. My good friends from Leola's Vintage Home and Garden were featured in the Fall issue of Vintage Style Magazine, and it's just such a fun look at their annual Fall Harvest Party.

(You can click on any image to biggify
and see the yummy details)







Owners of Leola's: Jan, Kelli, Judy, and Linda



Judy, Linda and Jan are sisters and Kelli is Linda's daughter,
 and they are some of the most talented gals in the biz-nezz!

Check out Jan's Blog, Summer Sundays for more info and inspiration.




I always enjoy their Open Houses,
 but it's no secret that the Fall Open House is always my favorite!






















 If you haven't yet picked up the magazine, you'll want to look for it. I found mine at Barnes and Noble. It's a wonderful issue, full of so many Fall ideas and inspiration. The Leola's Open House is scheduled for Sept. 5-8 in Ozark, Missouri. Check their Facebook page for the details and if you'd like to see what their Open House is like, just click HERE, and HERE for last year's fun. I'm planning on being there!!

Thank you all again for your love, prayers, well wishes and support. I'd love to personally email each of you with my love and gratitude, but right now that just feels a little overwhelming. Hope you know that I read each comment more than once and so appreciate each of you!

I'm trying to get back with the program, 
so I'll see you all tomorrow for


joining in on these weekly parties:

Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Ranch

xoxo,

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Around the house and a photo bomb...

This is turning out to be a busy weekend. The big kids are here for their 20th high school reunion ... yikes...just saying that makes me feel old. And Sunday is my last day at Relics Antique Mall, so I'll be clearing out whatever is left of the booth and call it done. I've loved the experience of having a space, but for the last several years I've had to do things on my own, and that part isn't fun. Time to move on to new things, and I'm looking forward to having that day each week to catch up on some other projects that need taking care of.

And speaking of flea market shopping, I found this great little "God Bless Our Home" cross stitch recently.




I have a little soft spot for "homestyle" cross stitch pieces; I created my share back in the 80's and 90's. I always admire the amount of time the stitcher put into the piece and when I see them for just a few dollars I always want to rescue them and give them a new home. I found this one a few months ago, but the dark frame didn't work for me, so when I painted my kitchen table it got the ASCP treatment.


The browns and golds and orange on the shutters made me think to put it out here on the sunporch with the other late summer colors. I tried several places but it ended up on the baker's rack.









And while I was digging through some cabinets yesterday, I found a good bunch of tan striped ticking that I bought last year for a table runner....totally had forgotten about it. So now maybe I can get that made since I'll have a little more time.




And just looky what came in the mail this week! The Fall issue of The Cottage Journal, a 4 times a year magazine from Hoffman Publications. It's filled with great decor ideas for Autumn, and we all know that's my favorite season! (this time of the year I start counting down the days)













LOVE this wonderful wreath!




So, while I was out in the sunporch takings pics, 
who shows up for a little nibbling of the greens?



hmmm...which one looks tastier?









I guess we all need our fiber...

joining in on these parties:

Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Ranch
Knick of Time
Savvy Southern Style

Hope you're having a good weekend!!
xoxo,

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Garden Wheelbarrow Tablescape

Anything "Vintage Garden" gets my attention, so when I recently purchased a new magazine called "Southern Tables" by Hoffman Publications, I immediately fell in love with a featured tablescape that brought all the goodness and bounty of Summer's first harvest, indoors.





I had a similar whitewashed small wheelbarrow made of reclaimed barnwood, 
so I filled it with a variety of faux  garden veggies.

(The wheelbarrow has made an appearance before on the deck


 But I felt like my rendition needed a little more personality, 
so a ceramic rabbit tureen that I made years ago hopped inside.


Gardens and rabbits just go together.


You know you have too much "stuff",
 when you completely forget about a set of green transferware china!
Yes, I totally forgot that I had this great set of Enoch Wedgewood Kent china,
that had been stored in the side door of my breakfront.



On one of our recent trips to St. Louis I found three of these wonderful consume/berry bowls and salad plates in "Crown Ducal, Florentine England". They are very old and have a black transfer rural cottage  scene on the bowls and plates that read "Little Comberton". A gold rim and raised green fruit design on the border of the plates/saucers had me smitten.



 









Green Glassware is Martha Stewart



Last week I found the cute little whitewashed Pottery Barn napkin rings that look like flowerpots. Had to have them...and next week I'll show you another fun way I've used them. Woven placemats were from TJ Maxx a couple of years ago, and the linen napkins are just a few of my vintage collection.



I like to set a fun and casual place setting,
so small whitewashed garden pots with a faux lettuce leaf 
hold the silverware.




And vintage French Seed Packet Labels attached to a tag
can be used for place cards. 

 Carotte's...


and Chicoree Frisee


more coming up with the French Seed Packets...




A small ceramic cabbage covered veggie bowl / soup tureen.



...and a French Rabbit Tea Towel from my daughter from Easter.



Lapins de Jardin.


A French botanical print brings in the colors of Spring and Summer.










I'm so glad you came by for my little Garden Setting Luncheon.
salad anyone...?


And don't forget that The Marketplace is live all week.
Hope you'll run by for some shopping fun.




I'll be joining in for these weekly parties:

Treasure Hunt at From My Front Porch to Yours
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Tips and Tutorials at Stonegable
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage
The Charm of Home
French Country Cottage
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush

xoxo,

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