Saturday, May 21, 2011

fresh cottage!



It was one year ago today that fairyrockstar Fifi O'Neill, chopped watermelon, mixed pink lemonade, and snipped mums to stand-in for daisies while Dan Mayers took photographs and I moved through the day in excited disbelief.



Fast-forward to this morning when I received an email from Stacey who wrote that she just saw the piece on my home in fresh cottage magazine. I hadn't known when the article would be out (and had been scouting the magazine racks regularly) so I raced over to my local bookstore, minutes after it opened.



In the quiet bookstore, I could barely contain my enthusiasm, even saying to the cashier, "I just have to share this with someone!" I beamed and blurted.

And I am still beaming, 14 hours later, as I blurt this news out here.



Thank you to Fifi for the perfect words; for everything.



As many of you know, my mom passed away in December. She was always my greatest cheerleader and I miss her more than ever when there is news to tell. Makes me appreciate sharing on my blog more than ever, where I am thankful for all of the sweet cheerleaders I also have in the blogging community.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

xo
elyse

79 comments:

Comeca Jones said...

Congrats!Nothin like being on the shiny pages of a magazine!

Nama Halacy's Comfy Cottage said...

So excitingI Congrats!

Becky C said...

Elyse, congratulations! That is a gorgeous magazine to be on the pages of! You must be so proud! And I'm sure your mom is beaming with excitement for you :)
Great job! Wish I could get a copy...
Blessings
Becky C
Buckets of Burlap

Free Pretty Things For You said...

Oh Elyse!!! This SO EXCITING!!
Extremely proud of you!!!! Your Home is a Gem and the world is honor to take a peek at it!!!

BIG Hugs Sweet Friend!
Keren

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

Yeah! You got your copy!!
So excited and happy for you!
As soon as I saw the pages I knew that was your beauriful house, I just knew it...and then I saw your name in print!
Can I just say I love that little mermaid figure that was featured in one of the photos...so adorable.
I bet your mom is still cheering you on as we all are...big hugs!

Rose Brier Studio said...

Oh elyse, you deserve all the ...what do you get when your house is featured in a mag? fame, riches, a smile that lasts 14 hours? So glad for you. I'm going out next week to find a copy. I just might have to tell the clerk it features a friend of mine!
Congrats!
~Marilee

Suz said...

Elyse,
That is so exciting! What an accomplishment.
I didn't know about your mother and I am sad to hear that. It is truly one of the hardest things that ever happens. I do believe she is cheering you on.
Hugs,
Suz

Ann's Quilting - Journey said...

Congratulations. Could you please give me a link as to where I can order this magazine? Thank you, Ann ~ Australia ~ or if you are happy to send me a copy I will send you a copy of Australian Country Style!

Michelle said...

Congrats, what fun to be published! Your home looks lovely.

Mary Ellen said...

Yippee to you Elyse!! How fun to be published yet again!!

My dad was my cheerleader- I so miss having him to share my fun news and things I have done.

I would have loved for my dad to see the room I did. he wouldn't cared much about how I decorated it but he would be so proud that I did some of the texturing on the wall too- you know that manly kind of stuff (that I used to do with Dad!)

So glad we can be there to cheer you on though I know it's not the same as you sweet mom.

bee blessed
mary

Denise said...

Wonderful for you.Happy Happy Happy Joy Joy Joy.

Whimsy by Victoria said...

What a wonderful thing!! Your home is beautiful and can't wait to get a hold of this magazine! Congratulations Elyse...well deserved! ;) Sorry to hear about your mom, I am sure it has been hard not to have her here to share. Grateful you do have all of us to share your exciting news with! :)

Hugs and love friend,
Victoria

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

My husband just bought this issue for me last night! The pages are worn already!

I know your mom rec'd a copy in heaven and she's just thrilled for you!

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your beautiful home!

Mary

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Congratulations, no wonder you were (are) grinning!
Jenny x

debi said...

Ooooooh! I'm SO excited for you Elyse! The pictures look gorgeous, I've got to find the magazine.

I know your mom would be so excited for you, and I know how tough it can be not to have mom to share such exciting news with.

We're here for you, and we're all excited for you! You go girl!

paola said...

Congratulations Elyse! I'm so happy for you ;)
paola

BEAR's Mom said...

elyse that is A.W.E.S.O.M.E.
~victoria~

Theresa said...

Oh I hope I can find that magazine where I live:) Love the beautiful picture and I am so proud of you! I know you Mama is smiling down from Heaven and giving you two thumbs up!

Have a blessed Sunday my friend, HUGS!

Kimberly Kostka said...

Oh Elyse,
How wonderful! I am so happy for you and know that you will have so much fun in the years to come looking back on this. How many copies did you get? Get as many as you can because to this day I only have one and there are still people asking if they can have one! You can bet I am going to be hunting to get a copy of this for me!
So happy for you sweetie, you really deserve it. I know your Mom is happy for you too.....
Kim

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

You deserve all the beaming enthusiasm in the world, Elyse! I'm so proud OF you and thrilled FOR you! ♥

julie - eab designs said...

Congrats on a beautiful article! My mom is my cheerleader too, and I'm certain yours is smiling down on you today!

jwhite289 said...

Elyse ... how exciting!! Congrats to you!! I need to go find the magazine.
Jennifer

Cottage Flair said...

The last post from jwhite is me!! I was in my son's account. Congrats again!! The photos are beautiful!
jennier

Claudia said...

Hey sweetie! I'm thrilled to see the article has come out. Hopefully I will run into it somewhere as I run my errands tomorrow. It looks fabulous!

Oooh, I'm so excited!

xoxoxoxo
Claudia

Sharon Wengel said...

That's great ! I have to go out and get that one , What a dream , to be in one of Fifi's magazines or books , I would be excited too !

Lisa said...

Congrats Elyse! I bought the magazine yesterday at the grocery store and was so surprised and pleased to see your sweet home in it! What a beautiful article. One that I know you'll treasure always.:)

KarenHarveyCox said...

Congratulations Elyse,

I can't wait to see the magazine. Your home is beautiful and I love the colors.

Enjoy your excitement, you deserve every minute of it.

Karen

Lilybets said...

Unfortunatly I knew few days ago that my father has a cancer,I'm very worry and I start to think..if the worst will come....how many things I will have to show him...and how much I will miss him.

Cassandra said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!! I hope I can pick up a copy today! So excited to see it.

birdie blue said...

so happy for you elyse.
your home looks beautiful,
and i'm going to have to
pick up a copy of that
magazine today.

well done, you!

xo
~molly

Shabbyfufu said...

Wonderful Elyse! I know how much this means to you and am so very happy for you. Surely your Mom is looking down with pride:-)

xoxo,
Janet

The imPerfect Housewife said...

You are just too awesome and I'm THRILLED for you!!!!

Kit said...

Oh wow! I can see why you are excited and I am going to run right out to get me that magazine. Congrats! Kit

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I am thrilled for you! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy...
xo
Penny

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

elyse! i am beaming with excitment for you!!!!!!! seriously i am! you are living my and so many others decorating dream... and so rightly deserved... your home is adorable. i still haven't gotten to get the magazine... but it is on the to do list. i am blessed to still have "my biggest cheer leader... my mom" here on earth, but my heart goes out to you, because i know how much i would miss mine! big hugs and congrats to you!!!

She'sSewPretty said...

I am so excited for you too! I have to find that magazine now. Your house looks so sweet and welcoming! Congratulations!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Congrats Elyse! Has it already been a whole year since the photo shoot? Man time flies! I am sure you will be beaming for quite awhile. Wishing you all the best, Tammy

~~Carol~~ said...

Congrats! I've never seen this magazine before, so I'm hoping our Barnes and Noble has it!

Karen said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting. I'm going to see if my Borders carries that magazine.

Jill said...

Congratulations Elyse!! Your sweet home never fails to inspire me~ always bright and cheery!
Hugs,
Jill

Jen Kershner said...

I am SO excited! For you and for me because now I will get to have a lovely magazine to sit and flip through with pictures of your perfect little cottage.

cupcake studio said...

Just picked this up at the bookstore today. Now I'm even more excited to read it, knowing that your sweet article is inside :) Congratulations!

Alyssa said...

Well, how cool is this!? You are rockin yourself there gal! Great for you! I think your Mom is very busy working magic for you. Awesome!!!! Yay!!! Alyssa of Boston Bee :)

About Vintage French Hen said...

I'm so happy for you Elyse! Congratulations, I am definitely going to get my issue so I can share it next weekend when I host a party at my home. I'm going to say " I know her!!!"

Cindy said...

Why did I buy this magazine..well you see..I know this gals house! YES can you believe it!! No she doesn't live around here... we blog with each other.

Isn't she talented..and look she discussed some of these ideas before doing them on her blog...it is like we are a part of it!!!!

Okay this really did happen at my Hastings bookstore this afternoon.
I have never acted so giddy..my husband was cracking up!

I am so proud of you...and your home...well it makes you want to come over and just sit and visit.

Soak in all the excitement..you deserve it!

I bet there is a cheerleading squad going on up in Heaven!!

Go Elyse!!!!!!

Hugs from Tx. Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

GardenofDaisies said...

Wow Elyse! Congratulations!! How exciting to have your home featured in the fresh cottage magazine!!! It looks so fantastic!!

Diane Mars said...

Congratulations! Your cottage looks wonderful. I think I would be so excited if it was me, you sure do deserve all this press, I think the spread is all you. Love your place~ Hugs, Diane

Scrap for Joy said...

Beam away dear friend! I'm meeting a friend for lunch today so you know I'll be stopping at Borders to look for this new magazine!
Our Moms might be absent from our view but will always be in our hearts and I think they know what we're doing and they're smiling.
Bask in the joy!
xoxo
Joyce

Prudence said...

I'm so happy for you!! I lost my mom 15 years ago, so I will fill your mom's shoes: I'm so proud, of you what a wonderful daughter you are, way to go! Keep it up, I know you can do more and keep on succeeding!!!

Karen said...

OH BOY!
Congratulations! you just crack me up. You have every right to BLURT AND BRAG! I would've climbed up a chair to a tabletop and sang it out!
In fact I just might do that! "I KNOW ELYSE!! And her wonderful little home is featured in this magazine!"
Would you mind?
:) HUGS! Gotta run to B&N and pick it up....
Karen

~Lovely Vintage Country Life~ said...

Congratulations Elyse! I was browsing through that magazine yesterday and spotted your place immediatly. I totally know how you feel about the sharing with your Mom. I feel the same way too. Sending you hugs from Western MA <3

Passionate for White said...

Your Mom would be so proud of you....just as we all are!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I have never heard of this magazine before..., better check it out!!!! Congrats!!!!!

Marie said...

CONGRATULATIONS my dearest Elyse! I am very happy and ecstatic for you. Your home sure projects your personality - I LOVE IT!

Wow...you're getting really famous there girl!

-Marie

Bringing Pretty Back said...

HOW FUN AND EXCITING! That is so wonderful for you Elyse! Your home is so CUTE I can see why it has been in magazines!
Congrats!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

NanaDiana said...

Congratulations! And, although blogging buddies are great, I know that there is no one that can really ever replace your Mom cheering you on! God bless you- I wish she could have seen the article! Hugs- Diana

Jeanne said...

Congratulations Elyse! I'm so happy for you. I remember the first time my artwork was published, I moved all the copies of that magazine to the front of the magazine rack...tee-hee!
Enjoy the limelight my friend!
xo
jeanne

Heidi said...

Goodness gracious! How delightful and exciting! Hope to see and hold it in person...real soon! Lovely photos, cheerful home!
~Heidi

Free Pretty Things For You said...

aw your welcome! it would have been better if i would have spelled everything correctly! hehe

Into Vintage said...

Elyse - how exciting! I'm heading out later and will pick up my copy. I completely understand the feeling about telling your mom - I still occasionally reach for the phone to call mine who passed away many years ago. Glad to be here to cheer you on - thanks for sharing. :-) -amy

vivian said...

Congratulations! I'll be looking for the magazine now!

Zuzu said...

HOW WONDERFUL!!! Congratulations, Elyse - I'm going to have to keep my eyes open for it! :)
Hugs,
Zuzu

Cozy Little House said...

I'm so happy and proud of you, Elyse!
Brenda

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Yippee! Your day of fame is here, Elyse. I can't wait to get my special issue!

blessedmom's simple home said...

Congratulations Elyse!!! Your style is beautiful. Glad you shared with us. I saw this magazine out of the corner of my eye today while I was waiting in line at the pharmacy. I'll have to go back and get it now :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

permanent magenta said...

WHoo-Hoo!! Congratulations Elyse! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!!

koralee said...

Oh sweet friend..pure JOY! I will be looking for this one in the store. Congratulations your home is so charming...happy dance. xoxo

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Oh Elyse!

I am through the roof happy for you! That is an amazing accomplishment, and you so deserve it! Good for you!

It looks great, and I'll try to hunt down a copy myself.

Have a great day.

Ciao Bella!



CREATIVE CARMELINA

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Sending you a HUGE shout out of CONGRATS from our tiny cape cod in California!

Elyse, I am so HAPPY for you! Honey, your mother is with you all of the time, all the time. I am certain she is cheering you on!!!!!!

hugs,
Becky

casapinka said...

Excellent, Elyse! Must go get a copy today. Let's hear it for Rho D'Islanders!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Well how did I miss this??! Congratulations! I know what you mean no one gets as excited for your accomplishments as your Mom and in her absence, your devoted followers!

Carol

tales from an oc cottage said...

ROCK STAR!!!!!! {Robby Benson eat your heart out!! ;}

m ^..^

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh Elyse this is such exciting news and look how cute your home is in these magazines!!! I am so very proud of you! Fifi got it right in her wording...so you and your cottage! I am sure your Mother is smiling down on you Elyse with pride. xox

Love,
Maryjane
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

nancy said...

Congrats!! Im excited too as I also have photos of my Pink Cottage in this issue!! Isn't it fun!!

Little Susie said...

hey elyse,

it's susie again....according to my blog list i am now officially "following" your blog!

all this time, it was just coming up as ''cottage'' so by complete accident one of my decorating buddies on f/b had put your cans up as a featured page and here we go....i never would have found you, as i didn't think to associate you with ''tinker''...either way, you have such a unique look about your blog posts, that i can always catch them by thumbnail anyway and have been reading your blog for a while now....

i am beyond thrilled you are in a magazine!! yo more than deserve it, you have such great style, and i can recognize your home from my fav blogs list in a second just from one of your thumbnails!....

anyways.....congratulations, i'm so happy for you.......funny because finding your oil cloth project on your kitchen table, in the web world is how i found your blog.....saw your kitchen table and poof there ya go....

ok, take care....and please continue to inspire the rest of us with your wit, charm and beautiful cheerful home...you're loving heart shows all through it, and it's a comfort to know folks like you in this ole world......

i have 2 grown children, and i think you're about a few years older than them, and just wanted to say what a nice woman you have grown up to be.....stay sweet and kind, for that is the best thing in life for any woman, which you exemplify.....

ok sweetie....looking forward to your future posts and projects, congratulations again,

so much fun to know you,

susie <3

Berta said...

How exciting to see your home in print!

Katy Noelle said...

Oh, no! I missed this! I saw the two later posts and the ones before this but....excuse me, I'm off to the bookstore! This is too wonderful! Rolling excitement...you're probably all used to it, by now?

Love and happy for you,

Katy xo

Sugar Pink Boutique said...

Congratulations Elyse!!! Your home is GORGEOUS!! I am so very proud of you sweetie! I'm so sorry to hear about your mom but I know your mom knows about this and is very proud of her precious daughter too! Big hugs, Jennifer

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Oh how I love your look Elyse!
Im sorry about your mom, I totally understand. Its been a long time since my mom passed and it never is the same.