Sunday, September 16, 2012

in print for the first time

The email came just a month or so ago. Nothing could have been more unexpected I sat in the middle of the dust and debris of our new home than a request from Cottages and Bungalows magazine to include my fall mantel in their November issue.



Oh, happy squeals of joy.



This was the fall framed mantel I did almost exactly a year ago in our old home.  The ironic thing is how little time and attention I took with the photos.  I remember taking them in a hurry, early one morning when the light was terrible.  I didn't dust or clean the glass or fix the light fixture, or clean off the frig reflected in the mirror.  



 And yet here the pictures are, printed in a magazine.  Dust and all.



It felt pretty special to receive a couple complementary preview issues via fedex a week ago.  I believe the November issue is now for sale, and though I admit I'm not a Cottages and Bungalows regular, I did really love looking through this issue.
(update: I'm thinking that actually the Nov. issue isn't for sale till Oct?)


No, not just because I was in it.   Didn't hurt, though. ; )

love,

cailan

12 comments:

  1. wow congrats that so exciting, and I love your decor!!!

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  2. Cailan, I began subscribing to Cottages & Bungalows a few months ago. I received my Oct issue in the mail last week and was thrilled to spot your name and your mantel among the pages as I flipped through! That was my favorite part of the issue. Congratulations! Very exciting.
    Claudia

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  3. Congrats to you. It looks lovely. A great accomplishment to get your home in a magazine.

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  4. that is just the COOLEST!!! i have to say, though, i'm not totally surprised..you have mag-worthy taste. it's only natural that you're in there! :)

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  5. That is SO cool! Congrats! I have always loved that fall mantel you did :)

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  6. Oh, Cailan! what a fun surprise to read about this morning! You are SO inspirational! {hugs!}

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  7. Awesome!! Congratulations!! Love that mantel display!

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  8. Congrats Cailan! Love the magazine and LOVE the mantel :)

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  9. Cailan - Congratulations!! What an honor. Your mantel pictures are just beautiful

    Judy

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  10. SuperSTAR!!! praying for you sweet momma

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  11. Congratulations, Cailan. What a beatiful photo too!

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