April 12, 2011

Exciting News, One of my Projects is getting Published!!!

I't been an exciting couple days!! I found out one of my projects will be published in the November issue  of ..............  Darn that blogger, it's always messing up, anyway, it will be on news stands the end of October.  Now I have to........... 

Here's the scoop, a friend called me from a garage sale and said there is some cute little chairs here, the lady says they are 100 year old choir chairs.  She wants $10.00.  I said offer her $8.00, she accepted, and I was the proud owner of this chair

I am glad I did not buy a bunch because it was pretty ordinary.  Then I picked up this metal tool box for .50 at an estate sale.

I did the same "Treatment" to both items and it turned out really neat

So, on a whim I photographed them and emailed  it to a magazine.

The email came back from the editor 
"Yes, we would love to publish this" 
 (it also said "You are as sweet as you are talented", but I didn't want you to vomit on your computer!)

Then she continued
"We have an opening for our November issue,
 will that work for you ?"

After I revived myself, I wrote back YES,YES,YES!!!

I now I have to get busy, because she also added that I should incorporate a Christmas theme

So, tomorrow I will be off to my antique store and Jo-Annes to find props.

Magazines start so far ahead, it is hard to think Christmas in April.

Now, I need to incorporate this wood into the photo shoot, I'll get to that in the next post

For now I am just going to see if I can



❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

So exciting, you're famous. Can't wait to see the magazine edition:)

Roselle said...

Oh wow!!! Congats to you! And you ARE sweet!!! Your kindness comes back tenfold. Good karma!!! See all that sharing you are doing is coming back to you in spades. Can you tell I'm a big believer in the universe and all it's mystery? Well, I am and you are proof of it. I am glad to "know" you my talented, kind friend. I can not wait to see this issue!!! LOVE your fainting pic, BTW!!!

Josie said...

Wow, congrats Carol! I'm so excited for you, I need to "Calm Down" myself! Haha! Well I can't wait to read about your success. And don't be so modest, you ARE as talented as you are SWEET :) I know it's so hard to think about Christmas while we're having this gorgeous 90 degree Florida weather but I'm sure you can pull it off! Have fun shopping and crafting.

Deborah Adams,Long Beach, California. said...

How exciting! Congratulations! :-) Will be eager to see the finished projects! ~ Deb


CONGRAT'S AND HAPPY DANCE FOR YOU!!! You are talented..so it's great that you are going to be published..again!!!
Have fun with your projects!
deb :)

Gina said...

This is all so exciting Carol! Congrats!

Jane said...

That is very exciting news!! I am very happy for you. I will be eagerly waiting to see what magazine it is and purchase a copy!!

Janet said...

Congratulations! How exciting. I can't wait to see it. You are so creative. Hugs Janet

Marydon said...

Yippy Skippy, Carol!!! What fun ... dying to see the finished presentation!

Have a lovely eve ~

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Yay you!!!! That is fantastic and crazy cool! Not happy about your vagueness though!! Tell us more, pretty please.

Nancy said...

You really ARE talented and sweet...I'm so excited for you! This was a cute post, put a smile on my face!

Take care!


⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

YOU Sweet!~ OK I just caught my breath LOL!~ I am so very happy for you Carol..truly you deserve the press!

Theresa said...

Congratulations Carol!!! I can't wait to see and hear more. You inspired me a long time ago and for a 50th birthday to myself.. on my birthday I shipped out an assemblage piece to Somerset Studio magazine. Keeping my fingers crossed! Thank you for the inspiration! t. xoxoxoxo

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Carol!!!! *jumping up and down because I am so excited for you*
When will you be able to tell us all the "down-low".....like.....what magazine, etc......


Carol said...

Congratulations!!! I'm doing the happy dance for you!! Can't wait to see the project and the article.

Meadowsweet Cottage said...

Woo-hoo! Congrats, big time, on your first-but-not-last magazine feature :)

You have sooo many wonderful ideas and we benefit so much from your kindness. I agree that karma's making its way back to you!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

That is sooo so-- Cool!

I hope I get to see it and you finally come out and get to tell us which magazine...when the time is right of course.

Sheilagh said...

WOW Well Done You!!!

Mind you, you should be a regular in magazines as you do WONDERFUL stuff!!



Vintagesouthernlife said...

Wow! Congratulations! You are so creative and are so wonderful to share your ideas. I can't wait to see the article. Keep us updated.

~Shabby~Prim~Delights~ said...

Congrats...that is amazing...I just wished we could get the magazine in Aussie.

laxsupermom said...

Congratulations! That's so awesome! I'd be to excited to even sit. Thanks for sharing your exciting news.

sissie said...

Oh girl, I'm pulling myself up off the floor!!! I'm thrilled for you and I'm not surprised. You are so talented and come up with the best ideas. Go ahead and brag, I know I would be.

I don't know what I'd do if this ever happened to me. Just how do you submit something to a magazine? I can't wait to see the final projects.

May I have your autograph please?????


Martha said...


Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Congrats!! and you are so deserving as you are so darn talented and creative!! Can't wait for more details!!


Jodi Brock said...

awesome! second publishing! you should send more submissions in!

Graceful Rose said...

Carol, CONGRATULATIONS!!!! See all that sharing has brought you good fortune. I can't wait to see it in print. You go girl!

Betsy said...

How exciting! I can't wait to see your finished project, you have me so curious!

Stampin' D'Amour said...

Carol - congrats!!! That is SUPER exciting! Can't wait to see the published photos!

I bought the same type of chair you have, but I was so distracted by all of the neat treasures I found, that I FORGOT to ask for a "lower price"...I ended up paying $15! UGH! It'll get painted white and stay in my bedroom now...

-pamela :)

Debbie said...

Go, Carol, Go!!! It's so obvious to me that the whole downsizing thing was Divine Providence because THIS is your calling.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

How exciting for you!! I can't wait to see your finished pieces~~

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Carol! How fun and exciting!!
I wish you all the best and success.


Laurie Brown said...

That's wonderful! Many congratulations!

Char said...

Hi Carol, boy, I leave the country for a couple of weeks and look what I miss!!
Congratulations, I am so happy for you. Now I am off to see what more you have been up too. Char

Rebecca said...

Girlfriend...you are hysterical. I love reading your "story" and no one is more deserving of YOU for publication. YIPPPEEE SKIPPPEEE! Now...gotta scoot...I puked on my keyboard and I have a really big mess!

(Couldn't resist!)


Erin said...

Congratulations Carol!!! You must be so excited! This is fabulous news! :)

LuLu Kellogg said...

Hi Carol:

Thanks so much for popping by for a visit to my Blog. I am glad you enjoyed the pictures!

Congrats on the magazine. It's always such a thrill when you get to see your work in a publication!

Happy Friday!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh My Goodness Congratulations!!!! That is so awesome!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Love that image of the worn our woman! :)

Vicki said...

Super excited for you!!! can't wait to learn which magazine and which project.