Friday, July 19, 2013

Country Sampler Fall Issue

 Little did I know when I started on this blog journey it would lead me to here.  I started on that journey because my father had died and I was trying to cope with that event.  My father had long influenced me on love of old, growing up being surrounded by antiques dad would find and sell.  Along the way I have meant some amazing and very talented bloggers that have become very special friends.  At this point I would like to thank Betty Crowe, if it had not been for Betty you would not be seeing my home in this magazine.  Betty got in touch with the photographer who had done her pictures for Country Sampler.  Bill visited my blog and asked if I would like to submit pictures to the editor. Well a little hesitate I thought, ok might be interesting to do, didn't think I had a shot at getting in Country Sampler, but the editor liked what she saw.  It actually started out being an everyday shoot, but they contacted me to see if I decorated for fall, if so could I resubmit pictures, one of their fall houses had fallen through.  Well the editor liked what she saw, so back last November Bill and Gloria showed up to take the pictures, they were so nice to work with.
Here are a few pictures you will find in the fall issue, due to hit the newstands around August 1st. 
The first picture is of my living room, favorite place just to sit with my coffee or tea and look at decorating ideas.  When they took this picture, they just loved how the light came into this room.
 My kitchen, little more prim than the other room, just love a more rustic look in here.  Punch tin pie safe and old large bucket bench, my favorite pieces.
This is another shot of my living room, love the old blue cupboard.  OK you can tell I like lots of cupboards, standing and hanging, one of my favorite things to collect.  My other favorite is the large cupboard made by a longtime friend of mine husband, Dan Scott, bought from Laura Scott many years ago, he does such a fine job in creating his pieces.  The island in the kitchen was custom made by Dan and he also did a cabinet for my sink in the bathroom, just very talented, his pieces have always made my house look so good.  Just a little taste of the fall issue, lots more pictures in there and the article that Lisa Sloan wrote, just tells my story so well.  I hope you all enjoy it as much as I enjoyed getting it ready for fall issue of Country Sampler.  I would like to thank all you who take the time to stop by for a visit from time to time, I enjoy reading all your comments, they mean a lot to me.  Everyone have a great weekend.  Hugs Vicky

20 comments:

  1. Vicky, I have been running to my mailbox all week since we have been talking, waiting for my mine! Got it today!!! I am sooooo excited and thrilled for you!!! Your home is beautiful and such a wonderful tribute I think to your dad! Hugs my friend!!! AND, thank you for the mention in the resources for the OLM pumpkin! hugs! OLM

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  2. Congratulations! I'll be watching the newstand. Beautiful house.

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  3. Wow! How wonderful! Congrats! I will be looking forward to seeing the whole article. Thanks for the sneak peak. Blessings~Sara

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  4. I've been chomping at the bit waiting for it to hit the newsstands! I knew you were going to be in this one and I can't wait to see it! Sure wish you could come to our Harvest At The Mill show on September 7th (all early goods). We are having a blogger gathering after the show. Gals are coming from everywhere!!! Congrats, Dawn

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  5. Wow, that is wonderful. Looking forward to the article. :-)

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  6. Got mine 2 days ago. Wonderful tour and front house. Congrats! Amy

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  7. Hi, can't wait to get mine, love your cozy country home, Francine.

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  8. This is wonderful. Haven't gotten mine yet. Can't wait. Wish we could go to the HH blog gathering

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  9. Can't wait to read the article Vicky, love your home. Congratulations on being featured!

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  10. I haven't been getting the Sampler in a while but I will be sure to get one this time. How nice it will be to see your home there.

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  11. I will be on the prowl for this issue! Love the way you've incorporated so many naturals into your fall decorating. I think you were a perfect choice for their autumn issue! ~Roberta

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  12. Congratulations on being in "Country Sampler", what an honor. Your home is lovely, prim perfect. I love everything, esp. your pumpkin collection. How proud your father would be. hugs, Lecia

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  13. I have followed your blog faithfully, referring to it for inspiration on many occasions. I was delighted to see your lovely home featured in Country Sampler. You are an amazing woman, and above all, a wonderful grandmother. Congratulations and thank you for your wonderful blog!

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  14. Hi,
    I love those shops that you have listed on your blog! Do you live near Conover, NC? If so, would love to meet up with you sometime for a day of junking and treasure hunting. I love your layout in the magazine!
    Hugs,
    Lynn

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  15. What a lovely home you have Vicky
    ~ Congrats !
    so nice to see one of my designs ~ Miss Pumpkin head ~ sitting there ...too cute ~!


    Mandy ~

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  16. How WONDERFUL this is for you ! Your home is absolutely lovely from what I see. I'll have to pick up a Country Sampler ( Haven't done so in many years) Can't wait to see it up close. You are a sweetheart ! xoxo

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  17. Vicky, I love the pics in Country Sampler...So worth the wait. Blessings!

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  18. Congrats on being in Country Sampler, I have copies saved from years back, including the one of Betty's home and her daughters.

    Love your collection of thread/yarn winders, will have to look for one of those oldie but goodies to go with my antique bobbins and my antique, vintage and new spinning wheels.

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  19. Way to go being in Country Sampler but I can see why your home is so beautiful. I'm a new follower. I found you on Bettys' blog...I think.

    Felicia


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  20. How wonderful Earlene! I do not get your blog on my feed anymore. I have to go to google*. So glad I went browsing this morning. of course, I have that issue and missed that it was you. Congrats and blessings, my friend!

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