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Monday, August 7, 2017

Cottages and Bungalows Magazine

Welcome.  I am so happy that you stopped by. I am so excited to invite you into my home to have a cup of tea and  share with you a peek into the fabulous August/September "easy seaside style" issue of Cottages and Bungalows annual coastal issue focused on all of the sensory experiences of summer.  I am honored and thrilled beyond words that my beach-cottage style home was shared with their readers in an article "Art Imitates Life".  The beautiful article was written by Meryl Schoenbaum, photographed by Bret Gum, and styled by the very talented Editorial Director/Editor Jickie Torres.  Please note  that all photographs were taken by the talented Bret Gum and styled by Jickie Torres and were published with their permission. I ask that you kindly not use their photos.

Bentley, my studio assistant, is waiting to share a few of the photos with you.

I love primary colors and use white walls and white slip covers to tone down the bright colors in my art and accessories - and throw in primitive wood antiques, baskets, metals and wooden boxes to add texture and interest.

I collect blue and white china and use it throughout my home to add a touch of harmony. I adore and grew up with books and use them throughout to add height to tables and lamps. Everything in this room except the lamps, slip covered furniture and throw pillows was collected over the years at flea markets, garage sales or picked up on side of the road.

                         The mirror came from Ballard Designs an was sanded to add a little age.

Mirrors are used in the dining room, living room and kitchen to reflect light and bring the outdoors - indoors.
Fresh herbs in the kitchen are used year round for cooking and are always available to snip for tea or food preparation.
Sunflowers are my signature flowers that appear in most of my paintings along with the ever present blue and white china.

The August/September issue has  more photos of my cottage as well as lots of charming homes, cottages, porches and seaside style and can be found in the magazine section of most stores.

The magazine also has several photos of my art studio. Thank you Jickie, Bret and Meryl for the beautiful article.

Thank you for stopping by.  I sincerely appreciate your visits,  comments, e-mails and those following my blog.  I hope to get back to more regularly posting soon.  I was diagnosed with an auto immune issue in June and have been going through IVIG and struggling to get back on my feet.

                         "The earth is full of the loving kindness of the Lord. "   Psalm 33.5


Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

So sorry about your West Nile virus. Please take care of yourself. Do you know where you contacted it at?

Congratulations on the article in the Magazine. I will be going out and purchasing one.

Your cottage is very lovely and I love all the blue and white items you have.

Feel better and have a wonderful week. Hope it cools off soon. At least your by the beach, which is much cooler than inland.


Stacey said...

Erin, your cottage is dreamy! I love the white backdrop with all the bright, beautiful colors. :)

Junkchiccottage said...

Oh Erin so sorry about your illness. I hope you will begin to feel better soon. Love to see your beautiful cottage pictures and lovely art work in this magazine. Just beautiful. Congrats.

Rhondi said...

Hi Erin
That is so exciting to be featured in a magazine. Your home looks beautiful, fresh and sunny as always!

Donna said...

Congrats on the spread, Erin. House looks so adorable, as usual.Be well!!

A Joyful Cottage said...

Erin, I'm so sorry to hear about your illness. Hope you start to feel better soon. Of course you know how much I adore your cottage. It's so charming. Congratulations on the magazine feature. Well deserved! Hugs, Nancy

Sue Kosec said...

Wondered where you've been; glad to see your back and hope you are feeling better as the clock ticks onto another day. Love your home and your Bentley, too.

Continue to heal ...

quakerhillfarm said...

Trusting you will feel better soon. I picked up the magazine and the article with you cottage is beautiful! Love your artwork and your color style! Congrats!

SmileySunrise said...

How special that your lovely home was featured in the magazine! I am sorry to hear about your health challenge. I am joining in prayer and care. May our Precious Lord Jesus surround you and touch you in His very special way. God bless you.

Billie said...

Congratulations on the magazine publication. It looks fabulous. I hope your medical procedures are helping you feel better. Your home is lovely and I love your art work. Best wishes!

Billie said...

Congratulations on the magazine publication. It looks fabulous. I hope your medical procedures are helping you feel better. Your home is lovely and I love your art work. Best wishes!

Marlynne said...

So Happy and Cheerful! Love It All!

Anonymous said...

You inspire so many others with your lovely garden and your creative and artistic gifts. Not having a "creative" gift myself, I so enjoy just visiting your website and immersing myself in your creativity. Thank you for sharing your gifts. May the good Lord bless you with renewed health and well being.

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Unknown said...

Beautiful! I love your paintings!

Unknown said...

Beautiful! And I love you paintings!