Monday, February 20, 2012

WOMAN'S DAY MAGAZINE...WOW



It's just through this garage door.. it is the answer to the big mystery..




Can you guess what the Woman's Day Magazine wanted to do an article on??








You guessed it...The Potting Bench...wow We were so excited when they emailed from New York and wanted to do this article...lol...sure...We were thinking it would probably be a tablescape...nnnoooooo...Just a little background as to where the area is located..if you continue on through the second gate that says Fresh Flowers you will be in the backyard....



This is our main backyard and we love it a lot...I have never really done a blog on the backyard....I will do one this summer when the hill is full of flowers....






OK, Back to the Potting Bench...



I like to think of it as our little flower shop, bistro,art gallery, and garden tool storage area...it just makes you want to smile doesn't it???



Is that Tina?? She just might be in the magazine too.....She posed beautifully...of course...



This Josephina, she is the makeup artist they sent for the shoot...She is so talented and from Spain...



This is just some of her make up...wow..I need all this...



More make up...my my my



She said these colors are from Spain...



This is the wardrobe girl...love her shoes...you'll see below



So many choices..



Soooo cute shoes...



The photographer David Tsay is from LA...what a cutie...below is my neighbor Denise she was such a great helper keeping an eye on tina...you know how that is..
Tina loves to get into everything.....Thats me rushing to my shoot...lol


Wow...I look like I am on a mission.......
Below...Denise is keeping a sharp eye this shoot....



I am working on my camera like I am the photographer.....






Hi David...



Isn't he a hard worker...











Lots of people...so much fun..so exciting...



Lots of equipment.....











Wow...a lot of pictures.....chasing the sun...just like Tina the cat...



Some of the happy crew...



The article will be in the June issue of Woman's Day Magazine.......



.Thank you for stopping by and sharing this exciting day with us....Please leave a comment...I read them all and so appreciate you taking the time to visit...Phyllis



52 comments:

  1. Wow, Phyllis! That is fantastic! Congratulations and I will look forward to getting the magazine. I would have hoped they would have taken advantage of their visit and photographed some of the other lovely areas of your home.

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    1. I thought so too, especially since I cleaned the patio so nice...lol...they were so focused on that potting bench...

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  2. I can't wait to see the June issue! Love the potting bench and now you are sharing it with the world! hugs, Linda

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  3. Congratulations, Phyllis! How exciting. I bet the day was fantastic! I love your potting bench and the peek into your backyard! Can't wait to see it in the magazine!

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. It was so fun and exciting...I can't wait to see it...

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  4. Wow Congratulations, Im sooooo happy for you I Can't wait for June you have beautiful home.
    XOX
    Isora

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  5. Oh wow, how exciting! Congratulations!

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  6. Holy moly your backyard is so beautiful how exciting you'll be in them magazine! Can't wait to see it!!!

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  7. wow is right! how very very exciting! so cool to have a famous friend! xo xo

    www.NorthernCottage.net

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  8. How so very exciting!! I have always loved your potting bench since I first saw it. I think I have it on pinterest too!
    Congrats!
    Miss Bloomers

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  9. What an exciting opportunity! I love you potting bench...I get Woman's Day...so I will be sure to see it!

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  10. This is fabulous Phyllis! I can't wait for the June issue to see the article and photos! I'm sure it will be fantastic! And i love your potting bench and backyard. So gorgeous. :)

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    1. Thank you sooo much...it really was the most exciting thing, especially when it is exactly the way you see it in the movies....

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  11. OMG girl how fun for you..doing my "HAPPY DANCE"..did they see your Easter table from almost 2 years ago..that will always be one of my favorite of all times..Give Tina some fur kitty love for me..Hope you have the best week ever..I think I use to use all that make up ha ha!! Hugs and smiles Gloria

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    1. That Easter post was our favorite I think of all time...I might repost it or try to even beat that one...lol...love you sis...take care

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  12. How exciting! The potting bench surely deserves a magazine layout.
    Congratulations! Looking forward to that issue of Woman's Day.

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  13. Thanks for posting! I enjoyed it! Joann

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  14. Phyllis, this is so exciting. You deserve it. Your pictures and displays are always over the top. Love seeing some of the rest of your house and yard. Lovely. Can't wait for that June issue.
    Congrats.

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  15. WOW, how in the world do you get a magazine to want to do an article???? That is fabulous! The potting bench is so cute but that YARD is amazingly beautiful. Maybe they will come back???:):) XO, Pinky

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  16. Hey Phyllis;
    No wonder you made it into Woman's Day!!!! Many Congrats!!!!!!!!!
    Your Potting Bench, and your Backyard looks like it stepped out of a Magazine!!!!!!
    I wish that you would take a drawing and have people get to camp in your backyard.....;-P
    It looks like a slice of Heaven!!!!! I could make myself at Home with a BathingSuit, Beverage, and a Nibble of foods.....(Please hire me to come and BBQ for you...lol)
    How I do wish that my own Yard were half as STUNNING as yours is, and How I have Always Loved your Beautiful Potting bench!!!!!

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    1. You are so kind...Come and camp out any time....and of course I will serve you lunch...lol

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  17. Wow! That is huge!! Congratulations. I am really happy for you.

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    1. I can't believe I have lost my side bar...I have added chrome browser so I could use the reply feature and lost my side bar...help...anyone

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    2. My sidebar is only showing on the comment page....what is that mean...I know one of you know...

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  18. Congratulations. That potting area did make me smile.
    Lisa

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  19. Wow! Congratulations. You do deserve it, though. I have loved everything that you post. Your potting area is like a magnet and draws you right in. Here in Ontario we are anxious for Spring and flowers. I would love a little spot like that. Give Tina a hug for me. Deb=^..^=x4

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  20. Wow! How wonderful! You're famous! That is the cutest potting bench I have ever seen, and Women's Day is lucky you consented to the feature! Congrats!

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    1. They were happy...they were wonderful to work with...such a fun thing...Thanks for your kind words....

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  21. Oh how fabulous is that! Congratulations....your potting bench will be in every grocery store all across the USA! You're a celebrity!

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  22. Congrats! Lovely potting bench - so colourful :)

    Thank you for stopping by my lil'blog and leaving such a sweet comment, as well as becoming my 92nd follower - Yay! Welcome to my Swedish Corner - Down Under!

    Greetings from Australia♥

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  23. How cool is that! Wonderful!
    Also thank you for leaving the nice comment on my blog and following. Welcome to MAY DAYS
    I'll be following you too. I am now going to have a good look around

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    1. Thank you so much for being follower..I truly appreciate it...I love your blog so much...

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  24. Woohoo!!! A magazine shoot....your famous. Just think, we can all say we knew ya when!!! Heeehehehehe!!!

    The pottin' bench, stool, heck the whole area is to die for. Somethin' most of us just dream about.

    Congratulations on your big June issue...I'll be sure to pick one up.

    God bless ya and have a fantastic weekend sweetie!!! :o)

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    1. Thanks so much...I can't wait for it to come out...it was fun fun fun

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  25. No wonder!!! Beautiful!!
    Looking forward to seeing when it comes out.
    I have a terrace which in truth is pretty much all we have in terms of outdoor space, however in the middle of the city we feel blessed. All of this to say that your post has given me tones of ideas.
    Congratulations!!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words...making the most of what you have ...thats what it's all about...making rooms outside...I love that..

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  26. Hi Phyllis! Thank you for stopping by, as now IHAVE FOUND YOUR BLOG! and can follow your talent and humor. I love your potting shed/flower port/Womans Day Mag fame!. Also adore Ms. Kitty and her friends. Love the toy tool handles on the drawers. The whimsey! See you soon!

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  27. Hi Phyllis, Congrats on being in Womans Day! Your neighbor, Denise, is my Aunt. She sent me this to check out. Everything looks great and I'm glad you're enjoying it. I just can't believe how your backyard looks. How could you fit it all in? It's amazing what goes into a magazine shoot. Great to get a behind the scenes look! Enjoy! Duane Gendreaux, Lake Elsinore, CA.

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  28. Phyllis, your potting stand is gorgeous and what an honor to have it shown in such a note worthy publication. I have been a fan of Woman's Day for many years. I would be excited to have that happen to me but would probably need meds to control the fear. Hee hee. I will look for the soon to be famous potting stand in the June issue.------------- Shannon

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    1. Oh trust me...we almost needed meds...we were so anxious and nervous and tired from cleaning and trying to make sure the flowers looked healthy and dead leaves were picked up and sweeping and dusting...wow you would have thought the queen was coming...lol it was fun fun fun

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  29. Oh, my Lord! I'm so excited for you! What an honor and they couldn't have picked a better project to showcase or a better projector (you)! I love your little potting bench and it is the cutest thing I've ever seen! I love Woman's Day and was buying it back in the early 70s when, I think, it was about 59 cents! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  30. Wow, in every way, WOW. Please send wardrobe over to our place.

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  31. Hi Phyllis!

    When you shared that potting bench at my Bunny Hop a few months back... I just knew that it should be in a magazine! How is is that they actually found you? Do they have someone perusing blogland looking for great material?

    I think they should have used your Easter tablescape (from two years ago) too... maybe next year. I will be looking forward to the June issue!

    You are SO creative and I always love seeing what you are up too :)

    xoxo Bunny Jean

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    1. I think they must because the lady from N>Y said she saw the potting bench on my blog...wow who knows whose looking at your blog for magazines...thanks for the nice comments..

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  32. Congratulations!!! What an exciting time you had! The potting bench is gorgeous!
    I am so happy for you! Thank you for visiting me today. I am your new follower! And, by the way, I am from Spain also. Born and raised in Madrid. I can't wait to see the June issue of Woman's Day!
    So nice to meet you!

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    1. Wow I would love to see some great pictures from Madrid...love to go there in the near future..

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  33. Hi, Phyliss,
    Congratulations on the spread. How very exciting, but you totally deserve. Your blog is one of my favorite places to visit.
    D

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  34. Congratulations, Phyllis! Hpow exciting and so well deserved too. Your potting bench is so pretty...Christine

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  35. Beautiful..how fun!! Looking forward to seeing more pictures of your backyard.

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  36. CONGRATULATIONS, Phyllis!!! That is just wonderful to have a real, live photo shoot of your cute little corner. I can't wait for the magazine issue to come out...I ♥ Women's Day!!

    I agree with Gloria, above, that your Easter tablescape was a knock-out winner for all time! THAT should have been in a magazine, too.

    I am SO happy that you're feeling better & back to blogging. I really missed you & popped in lots of times to check on you.
    I look forward to seeing more of your great ideas.

    Hugs,
    Rett

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  37. p.s. I forgot to tell you to add "2012" to your copyright text at the bottom of your blog. ~~smile~~

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