Saturday, January 15, 2011

Victorian Homes Magazine

  When  I was young, I always dreamed of having my home in a magazine. I would turn through the pages of various magazines and think,someday I will have my house in one of these magazines. Well,it looks like I am going to finally   get it done. Last October, the people from Victorian Homes Magazine ,came and spent several days and nights taking pictures. When they called to make the appointment, after I fell out of my chair, they asked if we had a Hotel. well, we don't. So I offered them a room at my house. they took me up on it, and I went into a tale spin. I called every body I knew who could sweep, dust and mop, to come help. I had only 2 weeks to prepare. I did yard work in the day light and hit the inside at night. Then I had to get 2 beds ready and the bath rooms. The last day I was stealing flowers all over town, not a lot to pick from in middle  of October. I rather have garden flowers than flower shop flowers. I made a pie ,home made bread and cooked a turkey. You think I over re-acted. Well we had fun, was a lot of work. Long days, but early nights, as they liked to use natural light. So in the evening ,we would set on my screen porch and eat pie, drink wine and watch the Mississippi River go by.
  They will not  tell me when I will appear. They said they would give me heads up about one month ahead of print. They usually do 6 months in advance, so I figure the  first time it could appear would be summer. I am so excited. I could just bust. I will let every one know as soon as I can. Imagine me, a little farm boy from Missouri, with his house,  in a national Magazine. I just got my lastest copy and that is why I thought I would share this with you.

  Can you believe, my family and I took 13 chandeliers apart and cleaned them , put them back together and did not break one piece. It was a miracle.And I made the announcement that, that was the last time, they will ever be clean. Well unless another magazine calls.


Cass @ That Old House said...

"I think I over reacted." OK, you made me laugh out loud with that comment -- I think we ALL would have the same over reaction to a similar situation.
How exciting!
Did they do a lot of rearranging and changing or did they photograph your house pretty much "as is?" I've always been curious about that!

Can't wait to see the spread.

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Congradgulations on your exciteing new on your home. Looking foward to seeing the mag. Have a great evening.........Julian

Divine Theatre said...

I am so happy for you!

lvroftiques said...

Well Richard I'm surprised they haven't featured you already! Silly magazine needs to chop chop! As all your fans are waitin' Helloooooo! I'm really looking forward to your feature! I'll be bragging all the way through the checkstand *winks* Vanna

lvroftiques said...

Richard I like to do that evening thing too! *winks* And you really CAN tell a lot by someones chandeliers! I've been obsessed with having a harp ever since I saw one in the turrent window of a victorian house during an evening stroll. Do you have one by any chance? Vanna

victorian parlor II said...

Congratulations-I am so excited for you!!!!!!! Victorian Homes magazine is my favorite! I can't wait to see your beautiful home in it.



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