*picky disclaimer: apologies for the less then stellar quality images above. I scanned them from the actual magazine.. but you get the idea!*
So, you might be thinking, "Please no Christmas stuff yet, PLEASE! It's not even October yet!"... well, I agree. But I wanted to share this because it's on newstands now! Which is probably much more exciting for me than you. But I thought I'd share anyway. wink
If you've been reading since January, you might remember me posting that our holiday decorated home was photographed for a publication. I posted some behind-the-scenes pics of that day. It was really so much fun. Exhausting, but fun! And keeping our holiday decor up through January (with it being up since end of November!) was quite something.
So, this is how it all came about... I posted photos of our holiday decor sometime in November last year, like I do every year. Design Sponge posted about our mantel on Christmas Eve in 2009. And now that I think about it, that was TWO years ago. All this time I had been thinking that Better Homes and Gardens saw my decor on Design Sponge. Now I'm realizing they probably didn't.. ha. Well, the editor for the special "Christmas Ideas" issue found it somehow while blog hopping last year and contacted me.
It was such a cool experience working with photographers and stylist. The nice thing is that they didn't change a thing with my decor and they encouraged me to be a part of the styling and photography. Many photos and decor ideas weren't shared in the magazine (you only have so much room in a magazine) so I'll be sharing some of those as Christmas gets closer. Most of the decor and projects you've seen on my blog already including my Felt Trees and Pom Pom Wreath.
One of the newest vignettes I created specifically for this shoot was our dining room. This is my favorite photograph they took that day (which is included in the magazine).
They photographed the place settings which didn't make it in the mag, but I'll be sharing those in November sometime.
Thank-you for entertaining my geeky excitement over this. I've had a lot of experience with being published in magazines and books (of the scrapbooking/crafting nature!), but there was something about this one that is extremely special to me. It was such an honor to be a part of something like this. Interior decorating and design is hands-down my favorite thing to do.
How to find it: If you have a Better Homes & Gardens subscription, I don't think these "special issues" are included in that, unfortunately. You can find it pretty much anywhere now though, at Target, grocery stores and bookstores.