The editor of the Home & Garden section was delightful. Her eyes look excited, and she had nothing but positive things to say. I offered to change anything that she thought might look a little unwelcoming to the eye of the camera (afterall, she's done this for a living for a good while), and she said, "absolutely not! I think your home will give someone great ideas!"
So with that, the photographer (very professional, and very good) took great pictures of the interior. I only got to see two of them, but they were stunning. I can't wait to see which ones they chose, and to share them here with all of you.
The patio was in the feature, along with two of our good friends, "Margaret" and her husband. The tablescape was different than what I am showing you here, I'll wait for the opportunity to show you the professional shots to share that one. Now, in the midst of taking photos of the house for my own editing eye before the shoot began, I misplaced my camera - and this camera is not the best. Please forgive these photos.
Here the patio in partial glory. I've added the cementing sand and the sod to cover the spaces where Dorothy and Dan had tilled ... special thanks to them for making this so possible. Without their help in prepping the area, I would have never been able to lay this patio in just 2-days.
And the only decent photo of the tablescape from this camera. (I know - I'm sorry). This was simple throw together meal for 4, although to be honest - I don't know that anyone will even eat there. Tonight has been really difficult, and I've yet to settle back down after the frustration, anxiousness, and self-doubt for the past few days. I've proven difficult to live with.
But, the intentions were great. I moved the arrangement from the photoshoot (dining room) outside, and paired it with our linen napkins in a subtle sage, and brass chargers. Candlesticks with white candles, and bamboo flatware. All atop the burlap tablecloth. Simple and delicate, because the real "view" is this: