Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Well it's official...

Stella and Gracie are forever immortalized in Country Sampler magazine! YaY!

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About a year and a half ago the editor of the magazine contacted me stating a staff member saw my blog online and they were interested in featuring the patriotic, ol' Countryfolk homestead in their July 2016 issue.

I must admit I was completely shocked! Our little, humble farmhouse in a national magazine?! Seriously??!!
I was so shocked that after she emailed me I checked to make sure she was legit.
I've lost count of how many emails I've received telling me I've won a foreign "lottery." Heck, I should be rolling in dough by now! ((giggle))

When I spoke with her on the telephone I told her what I did. We both had a good laugh.

So last July, architectural photographers
(a sweet husband and wife team) came to photograph our farmhouse. They spent the whole day here.

Truthfully, I didn't want to mention it on my blog or to anyone for that matter, until I saw it in print. Today was the special day it arrived.

So if you're out and about and see this July issue of Country Sampler, thumb through it. There are many more photos along with the fun article.

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What's even more special to me is although both my parents are no longer with me, today would have been their 59th wedding anniversary. What perfect timing.
My mom loved to decorate.

I have a feeling they're both looking down from Heaven, smiling proudly with my mom saying
(quite loudly,) "She gets it from me!!!" ((hee-hee))

Happy Wednesday, all. For the second time.

Since they photographed our home I completely changed our kitchen, dining room, keeping room and master bedroom. Oh well...
Thanks for that crazy gene, Mom!!

:> )


Christine said...

How exciting !!!! I will look for it !

Michelle said...

Congrats, how fun!

Michelle said...

Congrats, how fun!

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Thanks, ladies! Yes, definitely grab one if you can. So many beautiful Americana homes and decor in this issue!! A must for Red, White and Blue lovers like myself! ♥

Judi Hunziker said...

That is fantastic! You must be bursting with pride to see all your work in a magazine, what a great keepsake to have on your coffee table.

Judy Bitteker said...

Karin, this is so exciting. BTW, I love your decorating style and what you have done to my former home! How many are so fortunate to get a peek into their former homestead? I will tell my kids to pick up the magazine issue!

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Thanks so much, Judi! It really is a great keepsake for this wonderful, old farmhouse!
Oh my goodness! Hi, Judy! This really is exciting! Thank you for the kind words.
Many families and a lot of love has flowed within these walls. We're all a part of it. ♥

janie said...

I get a subscription to this magazine. I will be stocking my mailbox !!!

Congrats, Janie

Dixie Redmond said...

You've worked hard on your house. You deserve it. :-)

Carol Roll said...

Heading out to pick up the magazine, Peanut you have the loveliest home and they need to feature it every couple of years as you keep changing it up so beautifully. Every time i think it couldnt get anymore lovely, you out do yourself. Congrats I'm so excited for you sweetie and the gals as well!!!!

tj said...

...Oh my stinkin' heck! You mean, I know a celebrity?! ;o) A heartfilled "congratulations" to you - that is wonderful! How did you manage to keep this quiet? My goodness, I would've been bursting at the seams. lol...

...I can't wait to see it, I will be buying that issue for sure! I've always loved your ol' homestead and even threatened you that I was going to show up there to stay because it's so wonderful!

...Enjoy your new found fame, you deserve it! And so does your lovely home! :o)

...Peace & blessings.

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Awww, thanks so much ladies! Your comments mean the world to me. ♥

TJ, to quote ol' Ben "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."
So until I saw it in print, I wasn't saying a word! ((hee hee))
Thanks again, everyone.
:> )

bayrayschild said...

YAHOOOOOOOO! So deserved! Can't wait to purchase that issue!

Congratulations my friend!


Susan said...

I am so happy for you and proud to call you my friend. going to run out a get a copy as soon as I can. xoxo

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Thank you so very much, ladies! ♥!!!

Ali said...

Well get you! All famous and such! It bites that I can't get a copy here in England. Congratulations Karin.

Ali x

winterberryprimitives said...

Karin!! So excited for you and cant wait to see your home, miss you and your upbeat fun posts on FB

GoldieLoo Woodworks said...

Peanut!! I was looking through my issue yesterday. I'm like, wait a minute, I know this house!!! Everything looks lovely, as always. I posted it on FB. We miss you in FB land! Hugs!!

GoldieLoo Woodworks said...

Peanut!! I was looking through my issue yesterday. I'm like, wait a minute, I know this house!!! Everything looks lovely, as always. I posted it on FB. We miss you in FB land! Hugs!!

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Thanks so much, Ali!!! Heck, you need to move back to North America!
Hi, Lana! I keep saying I'm going to hop back onto Facebook, but I still haven't. Eeek!!
Hi, Pammie! So it looked familiar?! I guess not everyone has an American flag painted on their walls!!! ((giggle))
Thanks again ladies for all the kind words! ♥

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