Thursday, June 19, 2008

Old House Journal . . . and Us!


I've marveled before at just who happens to read my blog, and once again, have been surprised. A couple of months ago, I received an e-mail from Old House Journal, a publication of This Old House, requesting use of a photo from my blog for an upcoming issue. I granted that permission and yesterday, a copy of the August issue arrived in the mail.

The photo is one I took a year ago of our patio and pergola. It was the pergola that caught their eye, as they wanted to use the photo for an article on wood preservation.


The article is on page 60 and at the lower right corner, the credit for the photo is given. They even spelled my name right! (Over the years, it's been misspelled a hundred and eleven ways 75% of the time.)

When Romie saw the spread, he was so tickled. He couldn't imagine that his house would make it in a major publication. A pergola that he and my dad worked to build during one weekend back in 2001 was there for all the world to see. Good work, honey!


23 comments:

Wasco said...

Way kewl!

NoLemon said...

Very nice, Kylee! The pergola is just one of the beautiful parts of your house and yard.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I have always thought this area was beautiful and now the world knows.

Karen said...

That is so awesome Kylee! Beautiful too!!

amanda said...

that's amazing

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

Congratulations what an honor

Pam/Digging said...

Congratulations, Kylee. That's a very nice photo. No wonder they wanted it for their magazine. They should have paid you for it!

Stacey Renee said...

Kylee, I am so excited for you! It's about time all your (and Romie's) hard work was recognized!! You both deserve it! I'm gonna look for the magazine!!!

Cinj said...

Wow. That's so neat. I love that pergola. It would be so wonderful to have a major publication want to use a photo you took.

Congratulations. I hope to have a nice pergola (or gazebo) to enjoy in my yard some day!

Louise said...

It truly is beautiful. I am just about to lose status. You have done a great job. MOM

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Congratulations, Kylee and Romie! That is definitely something to be proud of!

Sky said...

wow - how exciting! what a nice photo - so inviting for a summer afternoon lunch.

Kylee said...

Wasco ~ [Craig Ferguson voice] I KNOW! [voice off]

NoLemon ~ Thank you! Can't wait until you can come and visit again!

Lisa ~ Thank you, Lisa. You know what? Romie has wanted to get rid of that cement table and benches for years and still does. Can you believe that? I love them and they WILL stay. My grandma gave them to us when she moved from her house to a condo.

Karen ~ Thank you!

Amanda ~ I think so, too!

Aunt Debbi/Kurt's Mom ~ Thank you! We were pretty excited about it!

Pam ~ Thanks! I asked if there was compensation and they said no, just credit for the photo and a complimentary copy of the magazine. And bragging rights. LOL.

Stacey Renee ~ Thank you so much! You sound as excited as we were! LOL!

Cinj ~ I absolutely love our pergola, too, and especially the fact that my dad and Romie made it. Jenna graduated from high school that year and she really pushed for them to do it before her graduation party. They got it done!

I hope you get a pergola or gazebo, too! Both are great additions to any property, I think.

Mom ~ Thank you SO much! A compliment from you means a lot. You are the queen of gardening and design, and just a little bit has rubbed off on me, thank goodness, because I sure don't have any natural ability like you do! I don't think your status is in danger at all. Your garden is darn near perfect!

Robin ~ Thanks, Robin!

Sky ~ I love spending time on our patio (when we can keep the mosquitoes under control!). If you could have seen what this area looked like when we moved here, you would be shocked. Not at ALL the same!

Yolanda Elizabet said...

What a result Kylee, you both must be tickled pink to have your pic of your lovely patio and pergola (well done Romie and your dad) in this major publication. And well done you for taking such a great pic Kylee, it's nice to see you get some credit for your lovely pics! Next time some money would be good too. ;-)

Well, I'm off for my second holiday, so cheerio!

Jessica said...

omg how exciting!! congrats!!!

Rick said...

Congratulations on the picture and pergola that anchors their article. Is it okay for me to admit though that my eye kept getting drawn to the clematis and the really cool hanging pot chandelier? :-)
Outdoor areas like yours are very nice indeed.

Aiyana said...

Congratulations! The pergola and patio area are lovely.
Aiyana

Rose said...

Your patio is beautiful, and I love the pergola. Congratulations on the recognition!

Trader Rick said...

I built one of those over part of the side porch, out of scrap lumber. It looks like crap. Now I know what to call it! Crappy Pergola!!

Rosehaven Cottage said...

That has got to be just the coolest thing. I feel like doing a Wayne and Garth impression right now... "I'm not worthy! I'm not worthy!" ;-)

Hugs,
Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

Nancy J. Bond said...

This is wonderful, Kylee! Bravo!

kate smudges said...

Congratulations! That is a huge honour - good for you and for Romie and your dad for building the pergola.

Meg said...

Wow, that is so cool!

I have to say, I always admire the photos of your plants, but just as often I'm distracted by your house in the background. It always looks so interesting. Your place is awesome and it's great that you guys have gotten some official credit!

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