Monday, March 10, 2014

Cottage Style Magazine Feature!

I'm pretty sure that most writers, blogger and designers 
have a secret desire to have their work published....

I know I always have.

That's why I am so excited to tell you 
that our little Michigan beach cottage has been featured in a national magazine!
Pinch me!
And cross a big one off my bucket list!

Early last fall, sweet adorable Amy of While Wearing Heels fame 
referred Gridley and Graves, the awesome professional photographers, 
to check out the photos of our cottage on this blog. 
They were interested and came to visit.
They spent a day photographing our cottage for Cottage Style Magazine.
That was a lot of fun, at least for me. They were working pretty hard....

The photos in this post are all Gridley and Graves photos, used with their permission.
They are wonderful.
(Both the photos and Gridley and Graves!)

This one is my favorite.

It's the back of the cottage and the outdoor shower that Mr. Grand built.
Might just be my favorite place....

They made the front porch room look pretty blissful.

I wrote this blog post about this room back in 2012.
The Gridley and Graves photos are so superior to mine it's incredible.

It was fun to watch them move my accessories around a little 
and rearrange things so they photograph well.

I set the table for the day, hoping they would like it.
I combined some vintage glasses and plates with some newer things 
and I loved how the colors turned out.

The blue stretch glass plates were my Mom's.
I really wish she could see this....

And here's the kitchen...

The green wall paint is not really that minty, 
but it's such a small room and not well lit.

Here's another view into the kitchen.

I wrote posts about the kitchen here and the salvaged table here.

This is a nice overview of the living room and dining area.  
Those professional lenses capture the space so beautifully!

Darling daughter painted the stripey/wavy canvas art.
I bought a blank canvas years ago and gave it to her to paint something in the cottage colors.
Each summer she paints right over the last years' effort 
but I think this one is a keeper! 

The birdhouse and the aqua blue Blenko carafe were my Mom's too.

And finally, here's a great picture of our sweet dog, Burly.

She sat so patiently for this photo- 
you would have thought it was her dream to be in a magazine, too!

There are more photos and a very nice article in Cottage Style Magazine.
There are several cottage related decorating magazines out now, 
so if you want to find this one,
(and I hope you do)
here's what the cover looks like:

It's on the newstand now, at book and grocery stores.

Now that's Just Grand!

Linking to:
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Tuesdays Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Inspire Me Tuesdays at A Stroll Through Life
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Feathed Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Fabulously Creative Friday at Jennifer Rizzo
Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed

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  1. What a warm and welcoming cottage. It makes me long for spring (even more)..... Congrats to you on your home feature! It was well deserved.

  2. Congratulations, Erin!! You have every reason to be so excited and proud! I remember reading about your cottage when you first posted about your renovations. I fell in love with it then. We were about to start re-modeling our kitchen, and I remember thinking yours was so cute. :) This is a truly lovely cottage and the photographers showed it to its very best advantage. I love the serene color palette you've used. I'll have to keep an eye out for this issue of Cottage Style. :)


    Denise at Forest Manor

  3. Congratulations Erin. A luvly cottage and well photographed .

  4. Congratulations!! Your cottage is adorable and definitely magazine worthy!

  5. Congratulations! I adore your cottage - no wonder they chose it!!

  6. Oh Erin, WOW! I am so happy for you. The photos are perfect. The cottage looks as fabulous as it does in real life. Heading out now to get my very own copy! I am so proud to know someone magazine worthy! Yay for you! It's definitely a beauty..

  7. Oh Erin . . . I have goosey bumps . . . Looking for Cottage Style magazine TODAY . . .
    Love, love, LOVE the way they featured and photographed the cottage.
    So charming it is . . .

  8. Oh wow, congratulations!!! How awesome and your cottage is fabulous. I would love for you to link up to my ongoing Inspire Me Tues. party - - - Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

  9. What a lovely cottage you have! Glad to have met it on your blog!

  10. Congratulations! Well deserved, what a beautiful home. -Dawn @ We Call It
    History & Home link party, Tue-Fri, weekly

  11. EEEKKKS! So excited for you and no one deserves it more. Of course you know I LOVE your little cottage and I am so glad that others get to see your little slice of heaven! Congrats Erin.

  12. Your home is beautiful! I can't wait to find a copy! Congrats on being featured.

  13. Hi! I'm visiting via My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia :) So glad I did--such exciting news for you. Your cottage is just GORGEOUS--you are such a great decorator. No wonder they did a feature on you. So happy for you, Diana

  14. Congratulations on your feature, Erin! Your cottage is just beautiful - I love the soft, serene colors. Burly is pretty cute too!

  15. Erin, I love the colors of your cottage! It looks as if it belongs in a magazine and now . . . it is!!! Congratulations on such a beautiful job of decorating and for being willing to share it with the rest of us.

  16. Love your cottage and congrats on the feature!

  17. CONGRAT'S and can I move in!!! Your cottage is simply amazing! Thanks for linking up!

  18. Erin,
    your cottage is adorable, so deserving of being in Cottage Style Mag, one of my favs! Visiting from the Charm of Home party, my first time here but I'll be back, have enjoyed browsing thru! I tried to follow but for some reason, my password wouldn't work, will try again! Would love for you to visit me!

  19. Squeal............Erin, congratulations!!! So excited for you. I invite you to share at my blog hop ( you can still link up until Sat)

  20. Dear Erin,
    I just found your blog. What a special and wonderful day for you to have your sweet home in a magazine. Your place is very sweet and adorable.

    So glad to hear of the news, congratulations
    Your new follower,
    Pearl 13.1

  21. Congratulations!
    What a gorgeous home and blog...looking forward to following along!

  22. Hi Erin! I have been loving your feature in Cottage Style Magazine for the past week, and here you are joining my blog party, what a trip! I love your beautiful home and love white clapboard beach cottages, they're my favorite! My grandma had one similar to yours, which inspires me still to this day when I decorate. I'm featuring you this week on Masterpiece Monday too. Have a blessed week, Mary

  23. Oh hon...your cottage is adorable, so warm, cozy and inviting! I love the crispy and fresh decor all over it, specially in your Darling kitchen's totally perfect, even the furry guy is just right for it! Congrats, wow, you were featured in a wonderful magazine!
    Enjoy your weekend.

  24. Oh I am so NOT surprised - how absolutely stunning your cottage is - a dream come true!

  25. Erin your cottage is awesome! Congratulations! I will feature this at Home Sweet Home this Thursday. Thanks for sharing.

  26. I saw this at Marty's Inspire me Tuesday and had to come look! How wonderful that you were featured in a magazine like that-congratulations! Your home is adorable- Love the kitchen and the soft colors throughout. They did do a wonderful job with capturing your home's essence. I'm a Michigan girl too!

  27. All the rooms are very inspiring. I especially like the white kitchen with those seafoam walls.

  28. ADORABLE's clear whey they wanted to feature you!!! You have fabulous taste!

    Love your blog...I am a new follower!

  29. Your cabin is the stuff that dreams are made of. It looks perfect. I love the colors, the character, and all of your accents. New follower, and glad I found you! ~ Angie

  30. Hi again, Erin. Do you mind sharing the paint color you used? I'd love to know. Thanks! ~ Angie

  31. Congratulations! It's easy to see why you were featured. Your home is simply gorgeous and so cozy! I saw you featured over at Sherry's, The Charm of Home. Had to hop over, say 'hi'; and follow. I have a link party, Share Your Cup Thursday. It's about sharing the things that make you happy. I'd love if you shared some time!

  32. Google is not letting me follow. Says website can't be found. Tried 3 times. Will hop back and try later.

  33. Your cottage is wonderful!! I love the colors and the way you've put everything together.

  34. Congratulations. The photos are beautiful as is your cottage. I love it all - and especially all those soft turquoise colours which are my favourite.


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