Remember when I told you that a magazine was coming to a farmhouse in the middle of nowhere in Kentucky with a camera crew.
And I said “big announcement” and I was over-the-moon and decorating like Princess Kate was coming for tea?
But I didn’t mention the magazine or details…..or if they even knew I lived down the street from a chicken barn….
….because I was super nervous that they might change their mind.
Because next month Better Homes and Gardens is road tripping it to Kentucky to photograph the farmhouse at Christmas time for next year’s special Christmas Ideas issue.
Better Homes and Gardens.
I am just as surprised as you are.
I still can’t believe it.
I keep wanting to drop Better Homes and Gardens casually into conversation….but every time I do….
….my eyes open wide and my eyebrows go up….and I start to giggle.
It’s like when I found out I was having twins.
It took me a while to adjust.
So that is the wonderful glorious incredible news.
And as exciting as that is….there is a little down side.
The bad news is that…..
….I can’t really show you this year’s Christmas tour decorations.
I mean….I can tell you that I’m using gold and silver and the occasional glittered reindeer head and making my own tags and ornaments and building pallet wood wreaths.
And I can show you the Gatehouse tour which looks like the farmhouse’s crazy cousin that shows up randomly from places unknown with pink hair and butterfly tattoo.
But they want everything to be fresh and new and exciting for the magazine….
….so the actual decorations will have to wait.
And I can show you a few projects and vignettes.
But I have to keep mum on everything else until next year.
But Christmas without a little farmhouse decorating?
Just between us….and please don’t tell the gatehouse….
….but I needed a little break from all that color.
I mean….I love pink and blue and bold graphic pattern….but I like to visit it.
And then come home to a house decorated for Christmas like this.
So….to keep us all company….
….I thought it might be fun to revisit the Christmas farmhouse from 2012.
With all its neutrals and textures and classic Christmas with a little twist.
I can’t wait for you to see next year.
It’s one of the most fun projects I’ve ever worked on.
But until then….I hope you enjoyed the Christmas tour and….
….may all your days be merry and bright.
PS By the way….just in case you were wondering….yesterday…..
Here’s a little more Christmas inspiration for you from the 12 days of Christmas team: