8.29.2010

Forever*Cottage in the Press!



I began writing this little ol' blog about a year and half ago with no real intention or purpose. I knew for sure that I was passionate about decorating, what I call "home-making" {creating a comfortable and inviting home for my family and friends} - and doing so creatively, incorporating vintage elements found at the flea markets, occasional sales, travels and great home stores that I love. Some artists work in oils, bronze or acrylic, I happen to work in beadboard,throw pillows, rugs, lighting, tile and slipcovers! I make no apologies. For the most part, this blog has represented this passion of mine, and I hope it will even more so in the future.

Our family has moved around so I have had the opportunity to express myself in homes across the United States during my many "artistic phases" - let's see, there was the red dining room phase {do you still have one?}, the grass cloth wallpaper phase {still love it}, the mcmansion house phase, the must love cottage phase {current and lasting} and in my early years {when living in a downtown loft}, the contemporary leather couch phase {the horror of it}!

At the beginning of the summer, I was contacted by Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine - our local lifestyle magazine. The writer asked if I would be interested in sharing my ideas for what cottage style/living means. I was honored and thrilled for the opportunity.

So, when I returned to Minneapolis today, I headed straight for the news and magazine stand at the airport. Lo and behold there I was on page 44! They even photographed some of my personal pieces - ironstone and a big letter "E" that I have in my daughter's room!

If you are visiting Forever*Cottage because you saw the article - WELCOME! If you are local and would be interested in my help with decorating your home in a collaborative style, picking paint colors, incorporating more personal items and vintage elements into your decor, please let me know in the comment section of this blog or email me mailto:%7Bjill.forevercottage@gmail.com}.

If this doesn't demonstrate just how important it is to follow your passions and see where they lead you, I don't know what does! I know there is so much more ahead....
16 comments on "Forever*Cottage in the Press!"
  1. That is totally awesome!
    Such a big deal!
    You go girl! You go!

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  2. congrats! that is so cool and so deserved!

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  3. ~*~Congrats Jill~*~How exciting!! ;)~*~*

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  4. Congrats to you! I truly believe that if you are determine to make your dream happen.....IT WILL! I visit you frequently and follow you.

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  5. Congrats, Jill. I picked up the issue to see the homes featured in it (I buy this issue every year), and low and behold there you were! How exciting. Congrats too on your hubby's job.

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  6. I don't live in MN, so I wish you could show pics of this on your blog. I don't think it shows up on their website either.

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  7. Congrats Jill, totally awesome! I wish you lived closer, I could use some decorating help!

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  8. Yippee! Congratulations Jill! Can't wait to see!

    Meg

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  9. Proud of my wonderful daughter & all that she does. Send me a copy ASAP!

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  10. hi there.
    you might not remember me...but i read your blog daily.
    xo

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  11. Well that is just BEYOND exciting. You go girl!! They would have heard me screaming on the tarmac:)

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  12. Congrats on being featured, Jill! Hope to meet you at Junk Bonanza! I am a new follower!

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  13. You are sooo my idol! Way to go sista!

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  14. yay you!!!
    how cool is that?

    xo

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  15. Congrats, Jill! You soooo deserve it, girl! Yes.....you ARE that good!
    :)

    xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

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  16. JILL!
    I got goosebumps
    reading this. So
    happy for you. I've
    got to pick up my
    copy, TODAY : )!!
    xx Suzanne
    PS: We moved seven
    times as married people...
    And I hear you about
    the "stages!"

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