Thursday, September 10, 2009

09/09/09

Right on cue, the British summer finally arrived yesterday...along with...
buckets filled with gorgeous country flowers...
and the professionals with all their kit!

The armfuls of blooms were arranged and placed around our home, with others picked from the garden...
Some for the kitchen...
the living rooms...
even the bathroom and laundry room received the floral treatment!

Then the fun could begin!
Our home was tweaked and faffed, with photos being taken with expert care and attention. I enjoyed being involved in the process - except when it came to having my own photo taken - I could have done without that...think they should have bought in a glamorous model at that point! ;-)) - some of my collections had to be toned down a bit, with items being removed from shot...oooops...is that dust under there! How embarrassing! ;-))

I'll let you know if/when the photos appear in a magazine - probably sometime next year - Hopefully with them not highlighting my shoddy housewifery!
I have every faith in this capable duo, who worked hard to produce a wonderful set of photographs.

My thanks to David and Nicky for such an enjoyable day and for not making me feel bad about having so much stuff, and the dust too! ;-))
Niki x

31 comments:

  1. Ooooooh I thought as much!!!! So glad the sun shone for you Niki, can't wait to read all about it. I'm sure all the photos looked fab, especially the ones with you in. What a wonderful feature it will make (dust and all)
    Kimx

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  2. Looks exciting. Your house is so gorgeous it definitely deserves to be in a magazine and I look forward to reading about it. I've just been approached by a journalist to do mine but I've put it off until next year as I feel our house is not up to scratch yet! Definitely doesn't compare to yours!

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  3. congratulations! Im sure everything looked perfect! is that a magazine that we get in the states? probably not huh? let us know when it comes out!

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  4. how exciting Niki...i hear you on the dust issue...that's the one thing that is so hard about having lots of "things" out...the dust is hard to tackle and it takes forever to clean...

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  5. Oh, you must have been so excited, did you have butterflies in your tummy? I know I would have had, along with nervous ( and very annoying ) giggles. You have such a gorgeous home, it must have been an absolute pleasure for them to photograph it. I hope the article comes out real soon.

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  6. Ooooh! That looks exciting and interesting. Lovely flowers.

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  7. Hello Niki
    I wondered if that is what you meant when you said important visitors!
    Your house is the perfect one to feature in a magazine! It is beautiful and very different too. Ooh I can't wait to see the article. The vases full of flowers look lovely. My garden flowers didn't do so well this year, not enough sun and too many slugs! Poor dalhias, nothing them of them...What can I expect when I don't like killing slugs!
    Photo shoot over, hopefully you can relax a bit now.
    Take care
    Isabelle x

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  8. How thrilling, Niki! You have such a photogenic home with all of your creativity blossoming! I continue to enjoy my peeks into your home through your calendar! ;)

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  9. Julie Bell1:09 pm

    Hello Niki, I would love to have a nosy around your home...who wouldnt? Next best thing seeing it in a magazine, cant wait. Julie x

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  10. Ooh, brilliant, the flowers are gorgeous, I'm sure your home will look stunning. Dust doesn't show on photos anyway (or that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it)!
    Hen x

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  11. Niki -
    are you doing another book? or is this going into a magazine? I'm so sorry I don't know......

    how exciting for you!! we better be able to see the book/magazine here in the states!!

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  12. Hello, how great your going to be featured in a magazine, your home is so lovely that everybody is gonna love it!! Don´t worry about dust I have plenty all over (so, what?)
    María Cecilia

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  13. ooo that is very exciting!

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  14. Did I miss something does everyone know already ~ which magazine am I to look out for Niki :-))))))

    Best wishes Ginny x

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  15. How exciting, I can't wait to see the pictures in a magazine. The flowers are gorgeous but your house is beautiful without them.
    Ann x

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  16. Well done - bet you're glad that's over!!!! Keep us posted as to when it's likely to be in the mag.

    Sue xx

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  17. How exciting NIki, can't wait to see the results x

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  18. your house is so lovely- I would never want to leave home -looks like they got unbelievable photos!
    Karen

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  19. Happy Summer! LOVE the flowers!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  20. Promise me Niki, you will let us know in good time when it comes out so that your Australian readers have a chance to locate the magazine! Is it Country Life? I am sure you did look beautiful in the pics. xx

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  21. ...tis been awhile since I've visited - did I miss the news about a magazine debut? - nonetheless, I am happy for you to have been chosen to be featured. just let us know the particulars. i always by Country Living England - is it there that you will be?

    fun days for you and joyful i am sure. happy for you - despite the dust. laughing out loud..
    becky

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  22. Take in my blog for you cat-gift
    http://svetta-silk.blogspot.com/2009/09/blog-post_11.html

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  23. A HUGE thank you to everyone for your kind comments...Nicky is a freelance journalist and does work for many of the big magazine companies...but I think that my home will be featured in 'Homes & Antiques' magazine, probably sometime next year.
    Niki x

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  24. Oh now that will definately be on my magazine list to buy! Can't wait to see another eye's view of your home! Isn't it great when they bring the Mac so you can see the photos as they take them! t.x

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  25. I thought of you lots on Wednesday Niki... I am sure they will do your fabulous home great justice..and can't wait to see your abode in the glossies!

    Michele xxx

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  26. How exciting!Can't wait to see it and have a look at your lovely home. And all those glorious flowers too, what a treat!

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  27. how very exciting!! Your home is beautiful. I wouldn't worry about a little dust. Can't wait to see it!!
    ♥ Rebecca

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  28. How exciting, Niki! Your kitchen looks SO wonderful and I can' wait to see the photos in a magazine.

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  29. Looks stunning! Your flowers are sooo beautiful. I'll have to order a copy of the magazine and get it shipped Down Under. I've been making flower arrangements from my garden today so perfect timing to see yours... I'll bet not a spec of dust will be seen and that you will look gorgeous!

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  30. Ha! I'm happy to hear you are NORMAL and have dust under your stuff!!!!!;))))))
    Hugs and compliments! Can't wait to buy my copy of the mag!
    Monicaxx.

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Niki xx