Ready for Halloween? I am not because, as usual, I have been working on the book and many articles. Wish I could come out to play but I hope you will have a fun time.
In case you live in my neck of the woods, you might like to know that
is hosting a book signing of
ROMANTIC PRAIRIE STYLE
this coming Saturday. Come say hi. I would love to meet you.
It's at the store in the WESTFIELD Southgate shopping center.
They have plenty of wonderful fall and holiday items too SO YOU CAN SHOP AT THE SAME TIME!!
Hope to see you there.
HERE IS THE ANNOUNCEMENT
By now you know I have developed an addiction of sort for boots. It all started when we were shooting Romantic Prairie Style and I filled a pair with flowers. For me, boots are iconic of prairie.
A few weeks ago, I traded one of my great old leather bag (below)
for a pair of TAUSHA's cool boots (which I am wearing on this photo)
I was thrilled with the trade but that meant I had to replace the bag because it was the one I used for my laptop and Ipad. I searched high and low and couldn't find anything I liked until I decided to look on Ebay! And there it was. So, I bid and won. But, I almost got outbid. Had I not been working late last night I would have missed the email warning me that someone had increased their bid....WHEW, that was too close for comfort!! So, it does pay to be chained to the computer....I will receive it in a few day. Can't wait to see it in person but it looks pretty good to me.
It's also a good match for the address book and journal I got from POTTERY BARN
My regular purse (Dooney & Burk at Macy's)......
and the soft-as-butter leather skirt my sister found for 10 Euros in a Provence flea market. Turned out it was too small for her so she sent it to me. How lucky !!
Meanwhile back to the boot thing. So, these were the first one I used as a prop.........then..........
I recieved the BALLARD DESIGNS holiday catalog and .....SURPRISE, SURPRISE... see what's on the cover!
They say "imitation is the greatest for of flattery". Well, I am, indeed, very flattered...........
Since my first boot/prop idea, I have used a variety of other boots in a number of photo shoots, (which you have not yet seen)and they have become my trademark through the seasons. So here is a little preview............
The very first ones were
HAPPY & SAFE HALLOWEEN TO ALL
*The rain boots (the brown plaid and the red plaid) come from Ebay
*The leather (summer) and the red leather (fall) from Anthropologie.
*The little pumpkin branches (they are real) from WHOLE FOODS
*The little dried pumpkins next to the boots are from POTTERY BARN.
*The red berries and eucalyptus are from my garden.