Here it is my lovely lassies! I am officially in Homes and Antiques Magazine! The article is called ‘Colour Me Happy’ and WOW! I am sooo chuffed! The magazine came out on Wednesday and not Tuesday like I originally posted about, sorry if you went to the shops a day early! Whoops, you can slap my wrists! LOL!
Yes this is the cover, idyllic homes with great ideas to steal! This issue does not let you down….it is a ‘cool’ magazine this month with lots of lovely items to read about and drool over…there are articles about lovely icecream! Yummy! and a jolly postcard article, just the kind of thing that ‘happy’ would buy!
…And of course theres our article, all about the ‘Happy House’…a whistle stop tour of our rooms and a lovely little ‘read up’ to go with it too!
Titled ‘Colour Me Happy’
…A cheery palette, jaunty patterns and a 1950’s caravan in the garden, ensures that theres never a dull day at Happy Harris’s Kent cottage!…and boy! are they right! LOL!
I can’t stop looking at it!…it seems funny looking at your Home in a magazine like this! This has always been one of my dreams….and now it is a reality! It just seems ‘unreal’!
Heres a piccy of me and Rosie by the caravan, Debi managed to get all my bellies into the picture! After I told her not too! LOL!….I was going to pretend that I used my FAT stunt double for the pictures! and that really I was stealth like and glamorous….but I didnt think you would believe me…knowing how much I like my chocolate! LOL!:) Also there is a feature with links to shops that I like to buy from…to ‘Get the Look’!
As I look through the magazine, it makes me realise how many of the rooms and pictures that they did not use! Debi Treloar and Selina Lake, came and photograped our ‘Happy House at the end of last summer….Thanks gals for the lovely pics in this issue, by the way…You Rock!
They were sooo impressed by the amount of enamel that we had, that they made us get it all out and Selina made a display on the shelves in the garden (see below) This was one of the piccies that I really thought they would of used in the article…but it is not there, I suppose though, there is only a certain amount of pictures they can use for each piece and I am really pleased with how they all look and the write up, so I can’t complain!
…But the print is available in my shop, if you are interested CLICK HERE
You might of seen our lighting in the mag…well I just love this idea and have used it in quite a few of our rooms, its a real design statement and looks soooo lovely and a little different….I was inspired to do this when we used to go abroad to Germany for work, years ago now!…Over there, all the state of the art trendy pubs and shops were displaying them and when we came back from one of our trips…we popped into TK Maxx to re-create the look ourselves and its stayed with us ever since.
Since the Magazine has come out…the sun has been shining, and I have been washing cushion covers and quilts and digging down my old material cupboard to see what I can find…I thought it was time for a change in a few of the rooms…a little freshen up with fabrics and the like!…And (above) I found this lovely french cherry table cloth and some french lacey bits..that really brighten up this
little area in the Living room!…
I have also added a table cloth and lacey doily to the TV table! Yes I have a TV! and it is a BIG TV! too! Eek! I heard somewhere that if your TV was too big for your room you were ‘common’! LOL! Well I have never pretended to be something I am not! but the Telly did used to fit into our other house, before we downsized…so that is my excuse! LOL!and I luuuurve watching the old films on the BIG Telly :))))even though I am only 3 ft away from it!!! LOL!
So there we have it!…The magazine is out and I am as Happy as Larry!
In my next post I will be offering a few copies as a give-away so if you add me to your followers gals, you will be informed of the give-away date and won’t miss out 🙂
Have a lovely weekend, won’t you…and Happy Thrifting!
Love Happy x