Magazine Feature

I have exciting news that I have wanted to share for over a year now!

I have a nine (9) page spread in the May 2016 Country Sampler magazine out now in stores!

Don't walk, RUN out to see what pages 48 - 56 have about my home.

Initially when they contacted me after seeing my blog, I was taken aback. I didn't think my home was suited for this magazine. Yes, I do have many country pieces, however over the years I have been refining my home to be more traditional with lots of vintage and whimsy.

They assured me that their magazine was trying to move from mostly Americana style to more of a country vibe.

The husband and wife photographers came just before Halloween 2014. They had asked me to take down any holiday decor and neutralize it. They ended up staying for two days shooting each room that was on the editors list...so no bathrooms or basement was shot.
This is the living room picture that they took. In the magazine, it is cropped much tighter showing just the right side of the room.
But you know me, I change things up a lot and I also had a ruthless garage sale and sold tons of my 'stuff' to allow for more 'stuff' to come into my life! So things are different now than when these pictures were taken.

This is my dining room now. See the shuttered window mirror was moved from one of the guest bedrooms to above the buffet.
The chandelier was sold and I purchased a new one.
Here is what the magazine has...
My master bedroom changed a bit too. Now I switched the bed skirt with one in a guest bedroom that you can see with THIS post...about no cost switcheroo. Here is what the magazine has...

Here is what it looks like now...
And the alcove in the largest guest bedrooms has changed with the selling of the feedsack lined two-wheeled cart and the bedside lamps...
However, the biggest change from the magazine shoot was the MacKenzie-Childs style guest bedroom from this in the magazine...

To this completely redone look...

You can see more on this redo by clicking HERE.

Overall, it was a pleasant experience and it's nice to have a document with professional pictures of my home at a certain time frame, since I change it so often. I had been asked to have my home photographed in 2005 for Country Decorating Ideas magazine (which came out in August 2007). This was such a painstakingly two day shoot as well but technology has changed dramatically and this time there was less equipment to clutter up all the rooms to where it was hard to move about my own home.

It took a long time each time this was done to get the pictures in print...a year and a half! I found that I needed to forget that the photo shoot even happened until the magazine actually is finally in print.

I'm glad that I said yes to having this done!

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  1. Terry, congratulations!! Your beautiful home should be in a magazine. :)

    1. Hi Terry! I'm so glad to see this post at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Thank you for joining us.

  2. How exciting for you - I remember you telling me about this quite a while ago! I will have to pick up this magazine. You should be proud of your decorating skills, your home is lovely!

  3. Hi Terry! Oh, congratulations! What an honor and I can't wait to go and pick up a magazine! Your home looks so pretty all the time! Hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. Congratulations. You have a beautiful home and they chose the right person and home to showcase.

  5. Congratulations Terry. Your home is absolutely beautiful and magazine worthy. I will have to go get my copy. Thanks for sharing with us at Share It One MOre Time. Cathy

  6. Congrats to you! Love your home and you do it so well! i Stopped buying the Country Sampler I changed from Americana but now I think I'll pick up and copy and see your beautiful home

  7. Congrats, I will be sure to pick it up. They have changed quite a bit, and I have picked up a few---lately. I was actually featured, years ago...for a hand painted ceramic easter egg that they featured.I have it somewhere...lol. Hoping it would turn up for a blog post. Alas, chaos still reins here, Sandi

  8. Wow! That's fantastic, congratulations. I love all of your traditional pieces of your decor that make it so welcoming and homey. I am going to pick up a copy of the magazine just to check you out! Excellent work! Sue@betwixthomeandschool.com

  9. Congrats. You have a beautiful home.

  10. WoW--twice now! Amazing you!
    As always, your house is so beautiful!
    Okay, 2 things--I want that new chandelier and, did you part with the curvy iron bed?

  11. Wow Terry! That's so wonderful. Congratulations! Your home is magazine worthy that's for sure.

  12. You have a lovely home, magazine worthy for sure! Congrats and Happy Easter!...Christine

  13. Congratulations on your magazine spread! That is quite a few pages they gave you to show off your pretty home!! Happy Easter and thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop!

  14. Congrats Terry on the feature! Your big news will be featured at my SHOW and SHARE PARTY today.


  15. Congratulations. That's so awesome. I will be featuring this tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

  16. Hi Terry! Just popping back in to say thanks so much for sharing your fabulous magazine feature at Vintage Charm.

  17. Terry, congratulations!! I'm so happy for you! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at The Round-Up from the Before & After Wednesday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2016/03/the-round-up-from-before-after-wednesday-18.html Hope to see you again tonight at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  18. Hi Terry! Congrats on the magazine feature--you have such a lovely home. Wanted to pop in and let you know that I'll be featuring you tomorrow at Vintage Charm :)

  19. That's fantastic Terry! Congrats! Thanks for sharing at HSH!

  20. Your house is gorgeous and rightly so that they would want to photograph it for their magazine! That was a long time to hold your secret, however! :) Thanks for sharing your link at the #HomeMattersParty !

  21. Felicidades¡¡¡ Tienes una casa preciosa y es fantastico que la hayan publicado, me alegro mucho.
    Gracias por compartirlo

  22. Well, first off, congrats! I can see why your home is featured and Love it so much.
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Thoughts Of Home On Thursday and it is so nice to meet you too:)

  23. Congrats!!!! Your home is so beautiful and I know you must be thrilled! Can't wait to pick up a copy !

  24. This is truly so well deserved. What an absolute delight this post is!!! Thank you so very much for joining the gathering at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

  25. Congratulations! Your home is definitely magazine worthy!
    How exciting.
    Thank you for sharing this at TOHOT!


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