September 15, 2011

Sweet Surprise

by Shelly

I’m a Twitter addict.  I used to think, “What’s the big deal?”, but now that’s a faded memory.  Last Friday working away but checking on my Twitter account every hour or so, I almost fell on the floor when I read this….

What the WHAT!!!???

Then I remembered….while I was in New York for Blogfest 2011 we were treated to a wonderful day at the House Beautiful magazine headquarters.  At the luncheon that day interns were walking around asking us bloggers what was the one thing in our home that made us happiest.  I thought for just a second and knew the answer instantly.  My happiest “thing” in our home happens to be a beautiful, vintage oil painting that my husbands’ grandmother bought from the artist while vacationing in Maui with her husband during the 1950s.  What was crazy about the painting (we would later figure this out) is that it was of the exactly surf break we surfed while he and I vacationed there for the first time!  Fate!

We had it reframed and it now proudly resides in our entryway right by our front door.

A few months after that New York trip I got an email from someone at the House Beautiful offices asking for a picture and a description of why I loved the painting.  Well, I had NO idea that our lovely piece would end up in the magazine!

My first magazine mention! Not much….but I will most certainly TAKE IT!  To be in my favorite shelter mag of all time is truly a dream come true.  But next time…yes because I’m banking on there being a NEXT time…. it will be for my design work.  Ya hear that House Beautiful?! I’m setting my sights and my work on your magazine!

Thank you HB for making a girl happy. Very happy.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Kate {domestikatedlife} September 15, 2011 at 3:40 pm

I saw your name in there! Congrats, that’s so exciting!


Erin September 15, 2011 at 5:06 pm

I noticed your name in there too and was super excited! Congrats on the mention, what a thrill!! I know it won’t be long before we’re seeing your work in there too!!


Shelly September 16, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Thank you Erin! Working on a bunch of projects right now and hoping to photograph them soon!!!!


Kat@MapleLeavesSycamoreTrees September 22, 2011 at 6:03 pm

I saw it too and thought, “Oh my word, she must be ecstatic!” Congrats on the shout-out:)


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