Monday, July 27, 2009

A FUN, SuPriSiNg weEkeND!

Thanks to my mom agreeing to watch the shop for us, Saturday morning bright & early David & headed out on the 3 hour trip to Afton, Va. to check out the Gathering at the Cabin.We got there shortly after it started & while I had hoped there would be more vendors, we were tickled to be able to visit with dear friend Barbara & her hubby Giles ~ and of course, get my "fix" from her! Since she closed her shop in West Jefferson, I don't get to see her nearly as much as I used to...Here's their booth~F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S as always!And, after sporadic emails thru the years with Lori of Notforgotten Farm, we finally got to meet! She's just as down-to-earth & cool in person ~ I knew she would be! While it was quite warm ~ heck, HOT! ~ in the mountains Saturday, Lori had the cool spot on the porch~

Now....the MOST exciting part of our weekend~

David & I went junkin' Sunday & while I was paying at one of our fave antique shops, this cool~lookin' chic beside me commented on the goodes I had nabbed. So she introduces herself, gives me her card ~ she's the editor-at-large for a magazine ~ and said to shoot her some pics as she'd like to see some of my house...So I tell her I have a shop, too, and long story short, we (Dave & I) said we'd be HAPPY to open the shop anytime this week while they're in town, no biggie after hours or before...Well, Sunday was their only day they could come, so a few hours later, she & her co-worker came by for a visit...They were BOTH very COOL & both very complimentary of everything ~
and I was in AWE! (shhh...I was trying to be cool!!!)...

They visited about an hour or so ~ we chatted & she took lots of pics of the shop & of the house ~ and even stopped to shoot a few pics of our girls (sheep) at the barn on their way out....

Not every day does this happen..especially in our little world.....and I have SUCKY luck, so for this to happen to me at all was some sort of divine intervention, I think! (or so my friend said LOL)

So you ready???
Here's a peek of her biz card (I hid her contact info)

NOW, where will this lead? I'm not sure...BUT I'm hoping ONLY GOOD things!!!!!!!!!!
Crossing my fingers & hoping the past 10 years (6 of it in full time business) of learning & experimenting & busting our you-know-whats....working 7 days a week....late nites...wee hours...stress....will see a nod of acknowledgement....I can only HOPE!!


12 comments:

Dawn said...

Oh, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!!! How cool would that be!

Angie said...

OMGOSH~how exciting for you!!! you deserve to have a spread in any magazine~looks like a nice gathering in Va.~hoping to come to your shop again this fall...

Diane B said...

OMG Lisa what a wonderful opportunity, you were in the right place at the right time...woo hoo!

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The Brickhouse said...

Lisa, WOW how AWESOME is that! WOW Country Living WOW...see all your hard work pays off..so happy for ya..little jealous but happy for ya!!! LOL..AWESOME...!!!!!!!!!!
~~Patti~~

Laura :) said...

WOW!!!!! Your luck is turning around for sure now! I would definitely have to get a copy of Country Living if your home is in there!

Laura :)

Jen said...

Lisa,
This is exciting, hope your in the magazine soon, will be a great article, I know that!!!! WooHoo!!!!
You go girl!

THE SPICE CUPBOARD said...

Woohoo....very impressive!!!... good things happen to good people and you and Dave are two of the good guys !! Gosh I would have to CLEAN for a week and a half before they could do a photo shoot in my house !!! XOXO, Judy

Pots 'n Prims said...
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Pots 'n Prims said...

Oh Judy, believe me! We've never hidden things so quickly before in our lives!! There were things in the dishwasher, stove, in the laundry room....you name it! LoL The house mostly was of the kitchen, dining room & a few pieces in the living room...and the porch..Of course, there was dust, but hey, it's an accent, right???!! ::smiles::

kim said...

Congrats!that is so exciting! just think your place could end up on the cover!!!
take care Kim

Gayle said...

YAY for you! I'll be crossing my fingers for you - would be fun to see your home in a magazine!

margo tantau said...

Lisa--- This gal...is one of my very best friends, and was equally charmed by you. So much so that she has sent around your great blog. It is a treat, & has got me drooling! She is true to her word and has a fantastic eye & sense of style...so if she sought you out, she must think the very same of you. Hope I get to see something in print. Cheers--