Sunday, September 19, 2010

charming details

Lately, many blogging friends have been asking me what I know about the new magazine, Creating Vintage Charm. Here goes, but please bear with me because I am using some kind of new editing tool on Blogger which is very confusing; plus I am composing this post on my could-it-be-any-slower? iMac ...

Creating Vintage Charm is the inspired and ambitious project of Sonia Crouse. You may already know the multi-talented Sonia from her blog, Vintage Rose Designs. Somehow in between raising two young children and a baby, Sonia has managed to produce this beautiful magazine. {I am thinking that many espressos may be involved}

When Sonia asked if I would like to contribute an article I happily agreed and because I love to write, I also offered to help with editing. Sonia graciously gave me an editor credit, and an advance copy, but the most fun was that she liked and accepted many of my suggestions, like my playful subtitle for her own tutorial on crafting beautiful shoes: Turn worn shoes into objets d'art worthy of any fĂȘte. (Get it!? I'm goofy for the word-play.)

For my own article, I attempted to trace my path of shifting from being a Crate & Barrel to a Cabbages & Roses kind of girl.

Creating Vintage Charm is now available for purchase here.
Sonia is also hosting a launch party on September 25.
To join in, click here.

I mean, you can never have too many magazines.


I just realized that I have 901 followers! Thank you so much!


Terri said...

You amaze me! How do you have time to tinker...get published...change your house? You go girl!!! Terri

NanaDiana said...

Way to go..We fellow bloggers are proud of you.....I agree wholeheartedly with your final statement...One can never have too many magazines! lol Diana

The Shanty Girl said...

Congratulations on being published again! I will get a copy, I just have to read your article on your modgirl, vintage girl transition!!
The cover is beautiful I love the shoes!


debi said...

I've already ordered my copy, and can't wait to see all the goodies I just know are waiting inside!!
I know with the wonderful talent she's pulled together for the first issue, it's going to be amazing!!!

Sonia said...

Oh, Elyse!!
I am so glad you offered to share my venture. I am so excited and can't wait to share my dream with all the readers. I love every minute of working on it. And here's for many more!!

aimee said...

ive enjoyed my visit! it has been so long since ive been able to come by and see what you have created. AWESOME CREATIONS! happy blog birthday and congrats on your contribution to a wonderful magazine! take care "see" you soon!

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

I'm so excited! I just ordered a copy!! It looks beautiful! We needed a new magazine and I'm so happy to have found this one. Can't wait to receive it.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

It sounds wonderful, and you're right, you can never have too many magazines :-) I'll head over there now.
I was gone for a week and found I missed several of your posts. I love the beauty of what you do here. I've enjoyed catching up.

Theresa said...

TRUE, you can never have too many magazines! They are beautiful and informative... and if YOU are in it OR have anything to do with it? I want it!

Have a blessed evening! HUGS!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

I am so excited to see this magazine! Congrats to you writing for this magazine!
Have a pretty day!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweetie! So looking forward to getting a magazine and being a part of the party! Congrates on being a part of the magazine Elyse!


Beach Vintage said...

Never enough magazines honey! Congrats on another publication / feature for your self.

Jen Kershner said...

Elyse! How amazing is that? So happy for you!

Cottage Flair said...

That looks beautiful.I have never heard of it. I'm off the check it out. And no, I tell myself as I trip over stacks, you can never have too many magazines (and why would you ever give any away!!)

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Time to is goooood!

Katsui Jewelry said...

That looks like a lovely magazine, Elyse. We need more magazines like this. Congratulations also on having 901 followers. That is an incredible number!


birdie blue said...

well done, elyse!

did you see the new CK united states' site? shipping is lower (although it looks like they made up for it with some of the pricing). tempting!


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Anonymous said...

Hi Elyse!
thanks so much for coming by! I love this post very pretty! and I'll go check it out...I totally never can have too many magazines!

ciao bella



Rose Brier Studio said...

What a great new publication. Thanks so much for sharing it. And I can see how you joined the are so good at supporting creative endeavors!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Hi Elyse,

Congratulations on being asked to write and edit this new magazine.

I know how much you love to write, and you write so beautifully, so I am sure it is a beautiful article.

Hoping to join the party too.


Brenda Kula said...

Well, how talented she must be! I'm going to have to go check this out. You're a great writer and editor, Elyse.

LaurieStar said...

Congrats to you, Elise. I agree - you can never have too many magazines - only never enough place to store them! Ha. I love reading your posts! :)

Jeanne said...

I can't wait to see this magazine. Congratulations on being a part of it Elyse!

Scrap for Joy said...

I came here on Sunday to read this post and got so excited about the magazine that I dashed over to order it and never left a comment here!! Too many magazines...never! I can't wait to see your contribution. I'm soon going to have an "Elyse" shelf in my bookcase.

shanna said...

What a lovely blog! Please visit me@ Your blog is an inspiration!

casapinka said...

You definitely cannot have two many magazines!!! I wish Husband got that. You are so inspiring, getting published and sharing your inspirations. Love it here
: )

Betty Jo said...

I hadn't even heard of Creating Vintage Charm and it sounds wonderful and looks beautiful. I'll have to pick up a copy too. ♥

Kellie Collis said...

Loved the shoes! Have a beautiful weekend, Kellie xx

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Elyse, on yet another exciting adventure!!!