Are you getting that holiday feeling yet? I'm just starting to, having just put a bunch of work behind me including a new collection called Lulu and Delilah. I now feel that I can fully embrace and enjoy this wonderful time of year.
A nice way to start it out was to see this whilst in the supermarket checkout line over the weekend. Jennifer had told me she saw it but I hadn't gotten my subscription copy. I wanted to tell the lady in back of me, hey look there's my fabric on the cover of Country Home, but I decided to hold back and avoid an uncomfortable moment. Matthew Mead styled up a beautiful, crisp, red and green holiday 6 page pictorial spread of my fabrics made into all manner of Christmasy craft goodness. That color green on the walls is just killing me, I love it!! We had originally discussed doing the shoot at my house but it didn't happen for various reasons and I was kind of relieved and there's no way the final result could have been any prettier then this so I'm very happy. Matthew's a genius designer, stylist, author and photographer so of course I knew the story would be great but oh how beautiful it turned out to be.
Check out more Matthew goodness here and his blog. And check out the Country Home website where I think there are more pics from the story but they weren't coming up when I looked at it. There's so much other great Christmas inspiration in this issue so it's well worth picking it up.
And if you're looking for a great gift idea here's one
It will definitely be under the tree of some of my loved ones. Available here
In Entertaining Simple, lifestyle and entertaining guru Matthew Mead shows you how to say goodbye to party jitters and say hello to stylish, easygoing gatherings. He gives you everything you need for parties that are wonderfully simple--and simply wonderful.
Packed with beautiful color photographs, this great guide gives you innovative ideas, tasty recipes, and complete game plans for all kinds of get-togethers. To demonstrate how to put his simple entertaining ideas into practice, Matthew gives you complete plans for eight fabulous get-togethers and he provides creative serving ideas and tempting menus for each party.
Oh and I found out that one of my Christmas projects from last year will be featured on HGTV on a show called 25 Great Holiday Ideas airing Friday November 28th at 9pm. I think just a photo will be shown but still thought it was neat.
Talk to you soon. Happy almost Thanksgiving!