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Friday, July 2, 2010

A funny thing happened on the sofa the other night...

Night before last, I nestled down into our sofa
with my brand spankin' new copy of
Somerset Life.
I found it at my lovely Books-A-Million and was so glad!!!
I love this magazine and have enjoyed each and every issue.
I've been so fortunate to have had some of my artwork published
in Somerset Life and that is ALWAYS wonderful!

I love seeing many of my precious blog friends between the pages.
Some for their pure style and inspiration ~

And some for their amazing way of making everyday items beautiful.

And even some for their beautiful artwork and handiwork ~

It's always chock full of ideas that you can
even adapt to the supplies you have on hand.

And as ALWAYS the photography is gorgeous.

Towards the end of the magazine (sad time)
I was relishing each and every page and
came to an article about transforming lampshades ~
I didn't read it because I always look at the photos first!

Beautiful fabrics and ruffles draped around the frames were beautiful ~

And I turned the page to the last part of the article....
I stop.
These look QUITE familiar to me!
The lace lampshades were my submissions about three years ago!!!!
I didn't even know they were going to be in this issue either!
I didn't write the article for these but they
really did well describing how I made my altered lampshades.

Crazy, huh???
I usually receive a complimentary issue in the mail a
couple of weeks before the magazine hits the news stands but
for some reason didn't this time.

Sooooooo ~ I'm glad I bought it so I could see my stuff in it!!!

These are mine below:

It really is another gorgeous issue.
If you decide to go out and buy one, you won't be disappointed!!!

Have a wonderful Friday precious friends...
hugs and love,


Lesley said...

Good morning and congratulations. What a thrill, especially as you were not expecting it. I love all the Somerset magazines, but they are very difficult to get hold of here in the UK. I've managed to get a few on e-bay, but DH says, (roars) HOW much for a magazine. You just can't explain things like that to men, can you? Oh well, I've enjoyed looking at your pics. Well done.

harem6 said...

Your blog is absolutely amazing! There are so many treasures one can find here!We had an awesome time exploring!We are so happy to have found you!

sissie said...

Hi Dawn,
I am going to order a copy of this magazine because I cannot find it around here. I know so many of our bloggy friends are often featured.
And there you are! Didn't know you were so famous, did you. I need to get a up close and personal look at your lovely lampshades, so I'll be gettin a copy soon.



Sheila Rumney said...

Congrats!!! I can't wait to get my copy!

Dianne Hadaway said...

Congratulations Dawn! How fun to find your lampshades so unexpectedly! They are absolutely gorgeous, like everything your artist hand creates! The issue looks as delicious and inspiring as ever and I'm excited to get my hands on it too as I have an ad in this one! Guess I better plan a trip to Books-a-million today!

For your readers outside the U.S. I'd love to suggest a visit to a lovely online boutique owned by Tedi Mercer, called Petite Bookstore. She offers all the Stampington publications and ships International for $15 and to Canada for $11.

Thank you Dawn for the great post and beautiful images. I'm going to have to check the thrift stores for lampshades as I just received a box full of amazing laces trims from a friend! Have a wonderful Fourth of July weekend my Georgia friend!

Lori said...

oh, that is funny Dawn...what a nice surprise...your lampshades are so pretty...and that looks like a wonderful issue of Somerset Life...lots of eye candy in that one...

Jane said...

What a complete surprise that must have been! Congratulations!
Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Ellie said...

Stunning; so glad you happened to purchase it!!!
I am sure your voucher will show some point! your work!

mary beth said...

I think it's time for me to make a run to the local Hastings store and grab up the latest issue for the long restful holiday weekend birthday present to myself, tee hee! You are such a sweet celebrity and I always get a rush of inspiration when I read your blog! Thanks for sharing your many talents with us all!

Miss Sandy said...

Congrats on another artful adventure achievement! My husband and I are having a date day today and I think I'll slyly slip in a book store trip so I can snag a copy! The lamp shades are just beautiful as is all your work. Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

Sandi said...

Well, congratulations again. Will have to get a copy to fully enjoy the lampshades. I have an old lampshade void of its original covering. Have been meaning to do something with it. This may be what I need to do.

Congrats again.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Well, I'm going to have to buy it now! : ) Peeks at all those pictures make it tempting to sit and savor over the weekend. I hope they at least mentioned your name in the article or by the pictures of yours.

At Home in English Valley said...

Dear Dawn, Nothing makes me happier than seeing the work of someone I admire in the pages of a magazine or book. Someday, I hope to see an entire book of your beautiful art. Have a wonderful holiday! Love, Penny

MosaicMagpie said...

Well my first thought was, did they give you credit for the lampshades. Then in the next photo with the article, I could see they did.
So, congratulations sometimes surprises are the nicest things.

stefanie said...

how exciting!!!! I think I need that book!

Jamie said...

I was just admiring those lacy lampshades! My favorite article in this issue! What a lovely idea! Jamie V in MT

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Hi Dawn... Stopping by to wish you a very pleasant Fourth Of July weekend filled with many blessings... The shades are very lovely... It is rather unusal for this length of time and you to not be aware of the publishing but also a pleasant suprise.... Your art is always a treat for the eye....

Charlene said...

Thanks for the sweet comments about Hubby! I will try to keep everyone posted. And for telling me Somerset Life was out. I LOVE that magazine!!!! In fact, I think it's a favorite & wish they did it quarterly too. Have a fun & safe 4th! HUGS! Charlene

Myrna said...

What a delightful suprise for you!

Theresa said...

Love it and can't wait to get that beautiful magazine! Enjoy your weekend! HUGS!

Becky said...

Hello Friend... Can't wait to get my copy.
Hope you have a lovely Holiday weekend Dawn.

Sunny Smiles,

Tarnished and Tattered said...

You are so funny, I can so see you kicked up on the couch with Noah saying 'OMG, that's my lampshade'!!! You shoulda got your freebie, not fair! What amazing shades those are Dawn, I love them. You used some great lace on those bad-boys! Lisa

Dorthe said...

Dawn, sweetie, congratulations -again-
I just also got my copy from Stampington, but have had no time for looking throug it, this week, with my little ones here,--I will look so forward reading all, about your so beautifull lampshades in lace, when returning home monday,-after traveling to Copenhagen with the two children.
I have had the most wonderfull week, with them, and will feel terribly "allone" when they are home again,-but I looks forward creating again.
Big hug, and love to you, dear.

Vee said...

Dawn, you've got to stay on your toes or something's gonna get past you. Ha! Glad that you finally recognized your own work and what lovely lampshades they are, too.

Andrea said...

The lampshades are beautiful! Congratulations on being published!

Sandy D. said...

What a great story Dawn! Those lampshades are awesome! Have to go out and get the issue and try to alter some myself. Congrats! Big Hug from NJ....Sandy

Jennifer Rizzo said...

You deserve to be in there Dawn! your stuff is so gorgeous! I can't wait to get my copy and see you in there! Jen

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Dear Dawn,
Congratulations - love your lampshades,just gorgeous.Can't wait to get a copy.
Have a wonderful day.

Piney Rose said...

Gorgeous- can't wait to get mine. I've submitted a few things- one to be published in GreenCraft in Aug. Too bad they didn't notify you. I'd love to KNOW beforehand if they are publishing. Must have been an oversight, huh? Think I'll run out and get my copy today!


Funny story....I am selling the Somerset Life and Somerset Studio in the store now and am so happy I am (so are customers) they are alittle surprised to see it there and pleased at the same time. Thank you for all your inspiration Dawn...XO, Judy

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Dawn ~ You are so cute ! The lampshades are gorgeous !!


Lisa said...

what a lovely surprise to be unexpectantly included in this issue! It's great they did the copywriting nice!

Judy said...

Seriously. I bought my copy this morning and spent the afternoon lounging around with it in hand. Even removed a lampshade from a lamp to examine it's 'bones'. LOVE your lampshades! Sooo cool!

Barbara Jean said...

Thanks for sharing the newest issue, and congratulations on the surprise of being in it another time. How fun!!

Love the lamp shades. I just did one yesterday that i love how it turned out. I'm posting it Wednesday if you wnat to see it.


barbara jean

Relyn said...

I was just dropping in to wish you and yours the happiest Independence Day. May your day be full! May you enjoy laughter shared with family, great food shared with friends, fireworks to make you gasp, a lump in your throat at the anthem, and a full and grateful heart at all we have been given. Happy Fourth of July, my friend!

The Rustic Victorian said...

Congratulations! Your shades are the best! Happy 4th of July Miz Dawn! Clara will really be able to enjoy the fireworks tonight now that she is so grown up!

The Rustic Victorian said...

oh, I ment to say that first photo is too funny!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

It was obviously good enough that it needed to be out there again! If I were you, I'd expect to see more of my work re-printed. Yep, you are just THAT good! :-)

Hugs and love,

aimee said...

what a great surprise! i cant wait to check it out :)

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

What a wonderful surprise, dear Dawn! Congratulations on being published again. Your lampshades are just gorgeous! I have to watch out for a lampshade frame now ... :-).

Judy said...

What a lovely suprise! This mag is on my list to purchase!!!!
Many Blessings~Judy

Cindy Roehrich... said...

congrats dawn, well deserved! your lampshades are beautiful. i could read each and every one of the somerset mags every month. i will put this one on my list.
happy july my friend...xo

picklechips said...

Put my name in 'the hat' for your giveaway.... always look forward to your sweet and inspiring comments!


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