Thursday, February 14, 2008

almost famous

I spent last week decorating the store for Easter and the house for Christmas. Why you ask? Is this some strange retail ritual? Not really. I had the amazing opportunity to have my house photographed for one of my favorite magazines, Country Home. I can not share any photos with you except this little one I took myself. It is only February but I am wishing for December so I can see my house grace the pages of Country Home once and for all. You see, I have been longing to be featured in this magazine as long as I have had a shop. I have produced projects for CH and BH&G and the house was in BH&G in 2004 but I can't express how much I wanted to be in this particular publication. I am a big fan of the magazine. I have been a reader ever since it started.
We wrapped the shoot yesterday and I dismantled the holiday decor last night. Two long days of wrapping presents, tree decorating, stocking hanging, bed making, fluffing, landscaping, flower arranging, garland hanging, packing, unpacking, packing again and posing (yes-they took family pictures too, yikes.) Oh the glamorous life of a shop owner/photo stylist. I forgot to mention I got to style the shoot myself! An especially exciting endeavor because I got to work with the talented photographer Reed Davis. I am crossing my fingers that I get the opportunity to work with him again. Check out his site to see his fantastic pictures.

8 comments:

Cheryl said...

Liz I am so happy, excited & proud of you. Dare I say it, I can't wait until the Christmas issue comes out in hopes that your home will be on the cover!!!

The Blissful said...

Hi, Liz--

Congratulations ten times over!!! How exciting to have the opportunity to be featured in your favorite magazine. Country Home is one of the most gorgeous shelter mags out there, in my opinion. Can't wait to see the spread! (I have a mother, daughter, and aunt trio of customers who *love* your store and speak very highly of it and you. Kind of neat that we are so many miles and miles apart yet have customers in common.)

--Abby

Moss said...

Congrats Liz...that's a real honor! It's kind of strange how far ahead they shoot these things. We'll keep an eye out for the December issue!

Amy Nieto said...

but.. but... that's still like 10 months away!!!!! aahhh! I want to see your decor now :( oh well. i KNOW it was fantastic!

Liz, thank you for that link you provided. Davis portfolio is like crack for a photographer.

Suzy's Studio said...

Liz, I found your blog yesterday, while googling for information on Cottage Style magazine and Meredith Publications. You are truly inspirational. I was captured by your story and enjoyed the links to your blog as well. The best of success and happiness is sent your way. I will be subscribing to Country Home, so I don't miss out on the issue of your home!!

You inspired me to start my own blog and join in on the fun and support! Thanks, Suzanne

Ginger said...

Hi Liz. Congratulations!! This is so exciting. I'll have to keep an eye out for the holiday issue. I hope to come by later this week. I need my fix. :)

kansasrose said...

Congratulations! That is very exciting! I have been a subscriber to Country Home for years and it's my favorite magazine. I'm sure you are just over the moon on your home being featured! Can't wait to see it in December's issue!

amy said...

Wow! Congratualtions Liz! I can't wait to see it.

Amy Z.