Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My Skona Hem Shoot

Emma takes pictures in my loft.
White rose petal garland, Ozma of Odds.

Vanilla meringues from my sweet King, and Earl Grey flavored macarons 
from the energetic Simon of The Macaron Parlor.

Hej!  Sunday I spent a most lovely day with two professional Swedish photographer/stylists. 
Emma Mattsson and Petra Kjellstrom are as beautiful inside as they are outside. 
I drove them to Woodstock, NY where we saw a few highlights of that delightful village,
hit a yard sale, and dropped in on Fredrick of Scandinavian Grace. 
He was most surprised to see the women that did their first story on his house located
on one of the many islands off Stockholm's shores walk into his shop in the Catskills!

Petra (r) and Emma (l) ready for the next shot.

A few of my props, a pink rosary on a chippy mirror and glittery pumpkins a la Fifi O'Neill.

Emma, me, Zuzu, and Petra by the streamside 'working model of my studio' where I'm
re-creating and shooting the how-to portions of my book.

Photo: Todd Foster

I'm crazy for Scandinavian design, so getting asked to be in Skona Hem (Beautiful Home) was
very exciting.  We don't know when the story will run, but I of course will share it with you!

Tills nästa gång, stanna shabby!
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Machelle Blankenship said...

Beyond cool! Love it.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Incredibly cool to be in a Scandinavian House Beautiful Mag!! Are you just pinching yourself all the time? You look so cute in the fluffy white coat!

Mariette said...

Dearest Sandy,

That is very honorable that you got selected by this Scandinavian Magazine! Guess the climate is similar and it's special enough.
Is your studio accessible from the main infrastructure? How did you ever find this? Do you have some energy and water there? Quite some questions...
Hope at least you stay warm whenever you're up there!
Sunny greetings from Georgia,



Saw you on Nate's Show. Great fun to dream through your blog. Lovely to see how so much is happening to you these days.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What an honor! Is it unbelievable how many of us shabby lovers adore your cottage. I am hoping one day you can add a kitchen for real!


Tammy at The Drill Hall Emporium said...

Fantastic! It looks like the photo shoot was heaps of fun and the cottage is looking amazing. Well done!

tove said...

Hi hi
So exciting for you. Look forward to see the pictures in the magazine.
Have a very nice day

elsamarianne said...

This is so fun. You and your little house will be in one of our most popular magazines.
congrats and have a nice thursday
hugs elsamarianne

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

Congrats Sandy!! I am so happy for you that your beautiful creation has gotten so much press and attention!! YOU deserve it girl!!~*~ Hugs,Rachel

Mette said...

No wonder they like what you offer too!

Lilla Blanka said...

Hi Sandy!

Oh how exciting that your story will be in Sköna Hem!!!

I´ll definately buy a copy :) It´s a lovely magazine, and I often read it ♥

It must feel a bit surreal/strange to have this "life-changing" experience..? It´s a little bit like a Cinderella story, and I am so happy for you!

Oh...I want to turn my old shed in the yard into a beautiful victorian cottage like yours :)

I´m sure there are a lot of girls out here that wants to do just the same, hihi :) because it really is breathtaking and soo beautiful.. I just love it ♥

Wishing yoy a great day, weekend is coming up soon, yihaa :)

Mia, Sweden

Servies en Brocante said...

oh my god you live a dreamlife!!
Beauty everything is so wonderfull..
greets and a nice weekend

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Ohhh Sandy ~ what a thrill !!
I just love seeing your beautiful cottage
and it is fun to see the different things
that are used for the photo shoots ~
I cannot wait for your book !!


Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Sandy, I'm so excited to hear you will be writing a book. This is super great news, congrats!!

Sandy said...

Thanks, everyone! Yes, life is a bit surreal and I'm not used to being so busy but I love it!

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Sandy...I am just tickled pink over all the wonderful things happening for you! You were so cute on Nate's show ~ love to see you in print ~ and can not wait for your book!! Seeing all this makes my dreams stay alive!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Sandy! How exciting - I love Skona Hem!!!
Can't wait to see/read more!

Aubrey said...

Beautiful! Those shabby, glittered pumpkins are gorgeous!

NanaDiana said...

Sandy, How exciting...3 lovely ladies all together in a beautiful setting. It is pure pleasure for the eyes! Congratulations...and I can't wait to see more and more. I do hope you get a kitchenette of some type someday. That would make it all the more wonderful! Hugs- Diana

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

Cant wait to see it, looks divine already!

Bella said...

Hi Sandy! Wow, It looks like a wonderful shoot, how fun is that!!! Your King will have to write a cookbook, how lucky you are! I can't wait to see the article! And I am in LOVE with your ruffled coat, you look darling!

Carrie said...

So cool! And gorgeous, as always :) Congrats! :)

Cinderella Moments said...

Hi Sandy! It's taking me forever to catch up after my vacation. I see your fame is global!! Are you being a diva yet? Making Zuzu fetch your diamonds? LOL! I love what you are wearing in that shot. You look fabulous!

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

LoVeD seeing "the ladies" INSIDE your Shabby Space!*!*! and not to forget to mention that 2-die-4 SHaBBy-Framed Mirror!!!
Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandy! I came by way of Meg's blog....glad I did...cause now I'm following you too!

your blog is gorgeous...all these rich and creamy whites....yummy! so very drool worthy!

thanks for sharing...and I do hope you'll come by for a visit with me sometime!

ciao bella


Jacqueline said...

Holy Wow, Ms. Sandy!! On second thoughts ... I really must stop being so surprised by news like this ... WHO ELSE works so hard to create such abundance?! And you deserve every bit of praise. You are full steam ahead. I hope the weekend slows down just a bit for you and your King. xx

LizlovesVintage said...

Sandy, I love your little cottage! Good luck with the mag! We'll have to Flea together sometime. I'm a stone throw away from you;) Hugs, Liz

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thewhitechair said...

OK I'll try this again! I was in such a hurry that I had too many 'typos'... Your studio takes the prize for 'take your breath away' award! Every time I see your little studio I gasp with awe. My family hears me and say "what's wrong, Mom?" Then I show them your photos and then they understand. :)
Thank you for sharing such charm and loveliness with the rest of the world. Creating a wonderful space for your family and yourself is never a waste of time. :)

kerrie said...

OOOH that is so exciting!!! They look like lovely ladies. Congrats. And when were you featured in Romantic Homes??? I have every issue and I don't remember seeing your sweet cottage.

Romantiska Hem said...

Oh I really love you're home it soooo inspiring! Thanks for sharing it! Hugs from Petra

Madelief said...

So exciting to have your house featured in their magazine!!

Happy sunday!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Anonymous said...

How wonderful! love seeing pics of your gorgeous cottage.I always see something new in them each time I look! --I have been trying to find in your blog here, how to make the tissue or paper white huge flowers- do you have a link somewhere as to how I can make a few?,--xo,Valery

chateaudelille said...

Congrats on the shoot. You deserve all these wonderful things and I know Ill be buying any book you produce. Love those pumpkins. You seem to magically draw such beautiful things to you.Fiona

Andrea said...

How lovely!!
I just found your blog and it is so beautiful, I thought all the images were great, I relly like the glittered pumpkins, what a great prop,I am looking forward to reading more,well done on being in the magazine!
andrea at Fin and Gabs

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Blåveispiken said...

Hi! What a beatiful cottage and blog :o) I just love it! I really look forward to see the story in Sköna Hem! Wishing yoy a great day! Hugs, Marianne (Norway)

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Curtains In My Tree said...

I wanted to say more and hit go before I was ready.

I said How Devine and also wanted to say it is so much fun reading how people are infatuated with your little white cottage in the woods. I wish I was home and could have seen you on Nates show.

Hi ZuZu

Licho_Nie_Spi said...

Beautiful laced coat you wear!

an angel at my table said...

Wow, you have a true talent. You have created a beautiful home. I see that you had some visit of my fellow countrymen. Lucky them to see your world in real life.
All the best!


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