Saturday, July 2, 2011

"fall" has arrived!

I know, I know ... it's early July but the fall issue of Romantic Country is here and that's fine with me because I have an article titled Dressed to Impress!

It was serendipity to be assigned the article about Annette Tatum's home in March because at the very same time I was working with Annette on dual guest posts which included a review and giveaway of her beautiful book, The Well-Dressed Home along with an interview with her for the Rhode Island online parents' site, Kidoinfo. Annette was always wonderful, sweet and so accommodating!

Turquoise velvet adds lovely contrast to barely-there rosette printed fabric which pays it forward by softening the appearance of the weathered table and sturdy wares.

{The caption above was cut but I thought it would be fun to include here}

It is such a thrill to see my words in print ...

along with my name listed as a contributing writer!

It's also a hoot to see my little word play at work! {Tee hee}

For the sidebar project I decided to write how to "back a bookcase beautifully."

Because this is something I have done myself in my own home.

Same effect -- even though my bookcase is from Staples. {Design on a dime, baby!}

Magazines continue to be a constant source of inspiration for me and I feel so fortunate to be contributing. The best part might just be that my boys are witnessing that if you dream it and work at it, you can do what you love.


My blog time in summer is not always easy to come by but always valued. Hope to visit soon!


The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow, how did you get that gig!? I have my magazine sitting right next to me and when I get off the computer I am devouring it on this fine Saturday night. Congratulations!!


Scrap for Joy said...

I was at Barnes & Noble today stocking up and either I missed this new issue or it's not in there yet. I will look for it tomorrow. I love the font they use in their titles...any idea what it is? You must love doing this writing and you are so good at it, too!!
Have a fun 4th with your gang Elyse!

Ella said...

I bought this issue yesterday; it is wonderful! Congrats I will have to go back and re read your article! Happy for YOU~


That is very cool. I have that magazine and now I must look again!
Maybe I should have my copy "signed"!!!

koralee said...

Oh my friend...what a lovely article on such a charming home. I will be looking for this issue. xoxox

Blessed Serendipity said...

I just got my copy and of course I recognized the article right away as I won your giveaway with Annette's book. How nice that you got your article published and in such a fabulous magazine.


stefanie said...

I am sooo happy for you, I need that magazine!!!!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Elyse, congratulations! We are so excited and happy for you! Your article looks awesome and can't wait to get the magazine! Have a wonderful holiday weekend! Twyla and Lindsey

Nica said...

Wow! That's really awesome! :) Congrats!

Jill said...

Congratulations, Elyse!! I'm so excited for you. What a thrill it must be to see your name and words in print! I can't wait to get my hands on that magazine so I can read the entire article. (And learn how to back a bookcase~ I've wanted to do that forever!)

It's me said...

Wowwwww that is great news !!!...nice to see your home in that magazine !! can i buy it in Holland you think????....i love to have it !!...enjoy summer

Susan Freeman said...

What beautiful photos! Congrats on your fine work. I am off to buy a copy of that issue later today. Have a happy 4th!

Susan and Bentley

Anonymous said...

Elyse that is so C.O.O.L.
congrats to you!!!

Theresa said...

Congratulations dear Elyse! I love flipping thru those pages and happening upon someone that I know:) Can't wait to get my own copy so I can read it all!

Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

VA Boutique said...

Oh my goodness *Congratulations* how fabulous!!!!
What a lovely article!
Well done missy!

Anonymous said...

Oh congratulations, Elyse! You dream come truer girl! Thank you SOOO much for showing us some pages! It just kills me when you're published but I can't see it! ♥

NanaDiana said...

Elyse! CONGRATULATIONS GIRL!!!! You are finally getting some recognition for your eye/work!! I love it! I will have to go pick up a copy of this one. I was thinking Romantic Homes and then re-read and see that it is Romantic Country. Can't wait to see your work! Have a wonderful 4th of July! xo Diana

hilary@oldhousetruelove said...

congrats girl! : ) seriously... keep dreaming? sometomes don't you just get so tired of dreaming? ; ) thanks for the inspiration and advice to dream on! : )

Anonymous said...

Elyse I am so very happy for you with all the neat ways you are being published!! It is so fun to see a name of someone I know in print!!

I don't see the magazine here yet but our little town takes it's time getting the magazines out!

Have a great 4th with your sweet family!

bee blessed

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

That's so exciting. As I"m able to, I'm going to buy a copy of the fall issue of Romantic Country :) :) The bookcases with the wallpaper backing are lovely :) :) Have a great 4th of July weekend ;) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

sweet harvest moon said...

This is great!

Love the fall :)

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hi Tinker~
I picked up my issue yesterday and it is wonderful! You did an excellent job. Congratulations!

Katy Noelle said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow!!!

I'm so happy for you, Elyse. Right from the start, one of the things that I appreciated about you was your way with words. I'm happy that it's recognized and being shared with the whole wide word!=D

Love, Kate xo

Anonymous said...

Romantic Country is my favorite magazine ever! I love it! Every single page! Congratulations and thanks for making this magazine pure sugar!

Sky said...

That's so great Elyse! I picked up my copy yesterday :)

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

"What a thrill" indeed!!! Congratulations. Can't wait to pick up my own copy. The photos included were breathtaking.

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Fun seeing your words in print and your byline. Congrats! Thanks for your blog comment on this "eve." Met Fifi tonight at her book signing and I'm so much more at ease. I wondered how I could be noshing and socializing at the signing with a shoot in the early a.m. I told Fifi I felt as if I should be cutting flowers or the like. She told me I was where I should be...relaxing. We even spoke about shopping for flowers at Trader Joe's. I better get my car cleaned up!

Jen Kershner said...

I love your dream come true-yness! I can't wait to read your article. I love Annette too!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Elyse,
How wonderful for you! I will pick up a copy this week..
You must be on cloud nine!
Have a sweet week, Elizabeth

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Congratulations Elyse! Off to buy my copy!

Love you,

Erica said...

Congratulations!! So happy for you!

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Anonymous said...

You go girl!!! You show us how to turn dreams to reality! :)

Cottage Flair said...

Congrats on your article. My copy came in the mail but I haven't had time to look at it yet. Can't wait!

Sugar Pink Boutique said...

Congratulations that is wonderful news Elyse your dream came true!! I have that magazine and will go read your article! I'm so proud of you and all of your accomplishments! Big Hugs, Jennifer

Stevie said...

Gorgeous! I love the white cabinets. I can't wait to pick up this mag! xoxo

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

really...really...really pretty

and congratualtions

kary and teddy

debi said...

What a beautiful article! I'm so excited for you! I'm on the hunt for this beautiful issue now.

Terri said...

You completely inspire me Elyse! Terri