At the end of last week my sweet friend that is a photo stylist for Hoffman Media presented me with this beautiful 'coffee table' style book because we are frequently asked to let them "borrow" items from my shop for their photo shoots. Of course, we are happy to oblige them!
( It's also a great way to get "free" advertising!)
I loved having our creamware cake platter and basket weave plates on their cover! What an honor!
I didn't even know they were publishing this book…my other one that I still use all of the time is probably 20 years old at least!
This is the beautiful new magazine they have recently launched and they borrowed this lovely Turkey from us last year. It was fun to see it again as I truly do forget what we carry from one season to the next!
Then, as if the first lovely gift wasn't enough, I received this one just yesterday from her! Two beautiful books in less than a week! I guess I should have been suspicious! But I wasn't! I was grateful and so excited about having something new and fun to read when I got home! And I certainly was not disappointed! These are definitely keepers and books that I will refer to often for ideas!
It's always fun to see the items you care so much about in publication…for other's to see…for other's to want as well to help with their home decorating ideas, etc…It's almost a completion of the whole process that going to market involves! It lets you know that you aren't crazy! You aren't the only one that likes those candlesticks or those antique plates! All of those were "borrowed" from our shop.
It lets you know that other people also envisioned that lovely Creamware bowl with a gorgeous salad in it at Thanksgiving or Christmas just like I did!
It makes you wonder if they pictured this red and white antique transferware vegetable dish with rice in it as well? Or was I the only crazy one?
Or better yet…"They pictured brussel sprouts in my prized piece of Mulberry Transferware?
Just like I did?" I'm not that crazy after all!
Although I was aware of the wonderful Cottage Living magazine, I had no idea they were also making these two fabulous cookbooks and entertaining books! The recipes look amazing as well as the holiday decorating ideas! It is definitely something you will want to check out!
Hmmm….wonder what I will receive after letting them borrow my house for two days next week for their Winter issue?
Like I said earlier, I guess I should have been a little suspicious!
This should be really, really good!
We shall see!
Luckily, I love them and love, love, love Yuki McClean…the stylist! Have a great weekend!
We are trying our best to relax at the beach! Thanks for all of your sweet comments and thoughts!
I certainly appreciate them!