July 22, 2009

The Country Sampler Shoot Is Over!!!!

It is over!!...Gloria, Bill, and Bill have packed up and are gone!!...They finished around 6:00...We couldn't believe it!!...Everything went so smoothly...Gloria said my home was very photogenic....Easy to photograph..So I was very pleased with the compliment...She also told me that as soon as Donna had seen my pics back in the early part of the year that my homes was definitely chosen to be in the Country Sampler...I'm so humbled and honored!!!...I was told that only a select few of primitive houses are chosen out of all the ones that are sent to them...I see the houses that are in the magazine and am again humbled and honored to be chosen for something I LOVE and have a passion for and do it to just to make my home welcoming to myself, my family, and all that enter...
I can say that every room was photographed but the bathrooms and Taylor's room...And at the end a photograph was taken of Tim, Luke, and I....Taylor was at work all day...It would have been nice if she had been here, but it didn't work out that way....But she had her moment of fame today...One of the local news teams interviwed her and a coworker about the minimum wage going up and they taped them working in the store...She works in a specialty toy store... She was on the 6:00 news....So I guess we both had our moment of fame today...

Let me tell you that Gloria and Bill were wonderful!!!...I'm soooooo glad they were the ones that came...They were so easy to talk to and friendly!!....So tomorrow they are off to my home state of Tennessee to photograph another primitive home in Knoxville....

I'm sooooooo pleased with the photos I saw!!!!...No fru fru as we say was added to any of my pictures...No place setting on the table...Just my plain ordinary primitive trencher and blue wooden box were on there as in my everyday pics....No Fruits or vegetables in the kitchen...Only a wooden bowl I had next to my stove with drabby colored potatoes were added next to my sink for the photograph....Flowers from our crepe myrtle trees were used in two scenes and they were beautiful!!!...Gloria asked my opinion of things and asked if I didn't like anything...I felt a part of it instead of a spectator!!

So now the house is quiet..Taylor has come and gone...Tim had to go to church because he is deacon on duty and has to lock up the church...And my sweet Luke is exhausted from the days activities and is taking a nap or down for the night...

Oh, and did I tell you that if all goes as planned my home will be in the Spring issue?!?...But that is subject to change if Donna needs it in another issue....I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!.....So now the interview... Yes, I'm really nervous about it....

But for now I'm ready to get to x-stitching..Working on getting swaps finished and new Fall and Halloween items made because Fall will be here before you know it and it's the best time of the year...

So here are some more pics to share with you.....




































So thank you Bill, Gloria, and Country Sampler for this awesome experience and opportunity!!!....And I want to thank each and everyone of you that left me well wishes in comments and emails, along with comments on my facebook!!!!....I feel so blessed to be surrounded with so many primitive loving "friends" that encourage me everytime you leave me a comment or send me an email....Because once you introduce yourself to me you're a friend...You inspire me to do the best I can do and hope you continue to come back to visit again and again!!
Ok, I'm off to rest my feet some and then start pulling some things out of Taylor's room....Oh, heck!...I will start pulling some things out of the laundry room and who knows what else!!...I need to run the vaccum...ha!ha!...So much for rest!!...But my home is a labor of love!!!!
Until next time all my friends!!!....big hugs, Jen

29 comments:

Kris said...

I'm so glad everything went well for you Jen!! Now time to relax!! LOL
Can't wait to see that CS issue!!

Take care,
~Kris~

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Congrats! Can't wait to see it in print! I'll bet you are exhausted, but excited at the same time. I'm sure the interview will be great. Have a restful day tomorrow, Dawn

~Judy~ said...

Sounds like you had a really wonderful day. You'll sleep good tonight!

hugs, Judy

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

What a wonderful day for you! I think that speaks volmes about them not adding to your decor for shots. Your home is prim perfect as is, and your decorating talent is evident, even to the experts!
Congrats!

LindaTN said...

The house looks great! Now you can take time and relax. I can't wait to see the magazine. Congraulations!

Take care,
LindaTN

Diane B said...

oh how exciting I would be a nervous wreck if they were at my house, I can't wait to see your home in print..Its fabulous

adsgram said...

Too bad that you sound so 'down', Jen! ...NOT!!! I can just feel your excitement and yes, well deserved pride in your home. You have every right to feel that way, and we are all waiting (not so patiently) to see you and your lovely prim home in print!

Have a wonderful weekend...

Lynne
dlynne172@yahoo.com

This Country Girl said...

What a dream come true, Jen! It sounds like it all went very well.....now you can just relax and look forward to seeing your home in print! Congratulations!

Tammy

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What a fun and exciting day! I can't wait to see the magazine layout of your wonderful home!

Laura :) said...

I am glad they didn't put flowers everywhere! I can't wait to see the spring issue now! Something to look forward to.

Laura :)

Susannah said...

Hello Jen.....Well, it's over! Glad to hear that it all went well. Now, take some time to rest and relax. Then, I know you...on to more things!

Friends,
Susannah

Sweet William Primitives said...

How exciting!~Now, put your feet up and stitch a little and rest a bit...can't wait to see your pictures in the sampler!

Janene said...

I bet you are exhausted! But what a great way to be exhausted!!
Relax today and enjoy the glamorious life of being a celebrity!

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

I am so excitied that it went so well! Your home is a prim inspiration!! I can't wait to see allof the photo's and read the article. I know it will be just awesome!! Congrats Jen!!

Here goes my life said...

Oh how exciting.I can't wait to see the issue.Glad everything went well.If you are like me I would have had so much nervous energy,I would be exhausted right now.Have agreat day,:0)Sherri

In His service, Anne said...

Very ecxited for you..alot ofhard work it seems,but worth it!! Now i cant wait to see it!!

basketsnprims said...

Jen,
Now comes that big sign of relief, LOL. I'm so glad everything went smooth and I'm so excited to see it in print. What a high compliment from Gloria about your home being photogenic. Also, I'm glad you didn't have to change anything, your home is perfect the way it is.
hugs,
Pam

Black Sheep Lisa said...

So happy to hear things went well.
I know u must be give out! Hugs

Backwoodsprim said...

Girl! I'm so tickled it all went so well for you!
Sounds like you had an awesome time with them there!!
Can hardly wait to see it all when it comes out in the magazine!!

Thanks for sharing with us!
Backwoodsprim

Julie's Keepsakes said...

I'm so happy you had this experience. Good for you!

At Home With Amy said...

Wow, how cool must that have been. You definitely deserved the honor of having your home displayed in CS Magazine my friend. Can't wait to see your home in print.
Hugs,
AMY

Winterberryfarm Primitives said...

OMG! It looks so exciting! Your home looks wonderful and I am sure it will be a great addition to the magazine! I can't wait to see your home in CS! I may need some pointers from you, though - I just received a final email from Donna last week that they are sending the photographers out in September to do a photo shoot of our home! I have been emailing Franklin and Esther, who will be coming out to do our "shoot", and they are sooo nice! Congratulations!!!
Susan

pammikins said...

Oh, I am so glad that all went well during the picture taking. And thank you so much for sharing it every step of the way! Now, I have to try real hard to WAIT until I finally get to see the pictures though I know they will be amazing. Thank you for sharing your home with us and know that I am very happy for you! And congratulations to Taylor too...how neat is that to be interviewed for TV!

pam

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I can't wait to see it! I've always loved your home and the "blues":)
Rondell

Robby said...

What an exciting day! Glad it went great and was over hours before you thought. xxxRobby

Karen said...

Jen, how wonderful - I feel your excitement and also RELIEF....I think working with CS was the most rewarding experience we have ever had so I can feel yours!
Now we just have to wait to see the final outcome - BEAUTIFUL JEN...BE PROUD.
Hugs, Karen

Just*Simply*Prim said...

Hi Jen! I was so thrilled to see that they just took pics of what you had! That makes it more you ! Now you can sit back relax and get back to doing things you love!

Colleen said...

I'm thrilled that the photo shoot was such an enjoyable and collaborative effort. Your tone and words just exude such a content, excited, and happy feeling! I look forward to admiring your gorgeous home in CS this spring. What an exciting keepsake for you and your family...

I hope you're rested up and ready to get back to the regular routine soon. Best of luck with the interview!

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Hey there! I emailed you but didn't get an answer so maybe you are taking a well deserved break. Hope all is well with you - we miss you!

hugs, Linda