Sunday, August 9, 2015

RH Cottage Country Magazine, Road Side Treasure preview and Fun Gift

Happy Sunday.  Hope that the week end is going great.

Today I am going to post on my "tiny" feature in RH Cottage Country Special Magazine and a Road Side treasure preview along with a low maintenance fun gift.





This is a special edition Cottage Country magazine presented by Romantic Homes.
I know a lot of you know the beautiful Gay Van Beek from Canterbury Cottage Designs blog that writes for RH.  She did a special feature in this magazine on creating easy cottage style.

Remember my dishwasher cover up I did. Gay used it in her piece showing how I made my dishwasher look cottage with some old picture frames and salvage pieces.  If you want to see my post you can see the post here.






Gay wrote an inspirational feature on how to get the fresh cottage look in your home.

There is lots of soft serene whites for those of us that love the neutrals and softer white decor.

Love Poetic Cottage's lovely white serene home.


There is pastels for you sweet softly colored cottage decor lovers.



The magazine has pretty light aqua and blues that are so popular right now.  So if you want a nice RH special edition magazine look in your local grocery store for this one.  It is loaded with beautiful inspiration.

Terry and I decided to take a ride out on some country roads near our home and while out driving down a dirt road in the middle of nowhere (sounds like a country music song)  I saw this cabinet sitting out front of this little consignment shop.  I yelled to Terry to OMG "Stop the Car"!!!

We got out and saw this old secretary cabinet top and inquired the price.  $20 and I said to Terry "Start the Car"!!!

  So I will have a post this week on my re love of this piece and where she is now hanging in my home.  Her light inside the cabinet works too.  Bonus!!!  I know it will come as a shock "NOT" but she got some white paint!! Stay tuned to see her pretty new look.






The fun Gift.  I have a special friend that told me about this lavender scented toilet paper she got when she visited her daughter out in Ohio.   She brought me back some and OMG I loved it.  It makes your bathroom smell like sweet lavender.




She gifted me with this from her trip this past week to see her daughter.  We cannot get this scented tissue here in the Chicago land area.  I have looked!!!

I am a pretty low maintenance gal gift me with Lavender scented toilet paper and I am excited!  Isn't it amazing how the littlest fun things just make us smile.  Sandy I love my tissue and my bathrooms smell so sweet like Lavender.
 I hope they will get it in our area soon.  It is the best.  If you can find this by you I highly recommend this.  Your bathroom will smell so sweet.


Well my friends have a wonderful start to the new week ahead.
Kris
:)

60 comments:

  1. Kris, I am going to look for this magazine. I get the Romantic Homes every month...I do not do my style in romance but I love the way it looks. I told my daughter about your dishwasher make-over. She said you were clever. I told her she had NO idea how clever you could be. LOL. I can just see Terry getting rear ended one day. LOL.....Those emergency quick stops. Can't wait to see the new piece. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

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  2. Thanks for giving us a heads up on this special edition....will start looking for it! That cabinet is gorgeous and will look even better painted white....and the price?....what can I say, it was a steal! hugs...

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  3. What a gorgeous issue!! Thanks for the heads up! Enjoy your Sunday xoxoxox

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  4. Congratulations dear Kris, I cannot wait to find that magazine and see your feature!... I have missed you... thank you so much for your visit to my post and your thoughts and prayers for my Tessy girl... it means so much to me... can't wait to see what you do to your new treasure!... much love, xoxo Julie Marie

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  5. Congrats on the feature in RH Kris-you deserve it with your great cottage style! I have never heard of scented TP but might have to try it!

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  6. Congrats on the feature...your dishwasher door was such a GREAT project! The cabinet you found is fabulous! $20!! Can't wait to see what you did with it!

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  7. Congratulations on yet another feature, Kris! You two are totally deserving of all the press with your ability to transform just about anything into a gorgeous feature. I can't wait to see the secretary top transformed because I have one sitting in a corner of a bedroom waiting to be painted, too. It's going to look so pretty painted in your signature white! Have a wonderful week. :o)

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  8. I love how you have decorated your home. Since I have been blogging I have come to love the color white in homes. I can't wait to find that toilet paper in our State. Love the smell of lavender.

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  9. Congratulations on yet another fabulous feature Kris. There is no 'small' feature :)
    I had forgotten about your dishwasher makeover. Hmmm... I will have to revisit that post.
    What a find!! What a great price!! Or should I say a steal. I KNOW it will be beautiful when you get your style on it.
    Happy new week!!

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  10. Congratulations on being featured in the magazine!!!! I am going to look for it next time I am out and about :o) I love your new cabinet and can't wait to see how you transformed it! I have not seen the scented toilet paper in the stores here but fingers crossed it will soon!!!!!!!
    Have a great week!
    ~Des

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  11. Congratulations - again!! I will try to find the magazine. Love your found piece. It's so you!

    Judy

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  12. Happy Sunday sweet Kris,
    Congrats on your feature in Country Cottage, now two of my favorite bloggers are featured. Méa and you! You recreate with such passion and fun and all of us are really looking forward to seeing your magic on the arched cabinet top. I am smiling over the TT scented Lavender (what will they think of next!!!) Enjoy your day Philly is overcast and high will be of 84.
    XOXO,
    Vera

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  13. How lovely Kris. I always like the special feature magazines. The Poetic Cottage is Mea's of Mea's Vintage blog in Germany. I look forward to seeing her feature. She has been in JDL so you have probably seen her there.

    I have not seen the lavender toilet paper. I wish they would make rose scent. I love lavender and grow it in my garden but I have a mild allergy to it so I rarely have it in the house. But ahh yes to simple pleasures.

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  14. Kris, you make me laugh! I am right there with you and your scented toilet paper excitement. I am very easy to please, a box of Mallowmars is one of my favorite things to receive. Enjoy your new treasure! ;-) Congrats on the feature. It is very exciting and truly well deserved. Your dishwasher fix is seriously one of the most creative, original and truly ingenious DIYs I have seen in my years here in blogland. Fabulous! I think you and Terry should make them up and sell them...or patent it and sell it to Kraftmaid or the like.

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  15. You are amazing. I don't know how you find the great deals you run across. I can't wait to see what you do with that cabinet. Of course it will be white ... chippy ... and wonderful!

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  16. That was a beautiful spread of Cottage style. What a neat idea on the TP!~

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  17. Congratulations on your feature in the lovely Cottage Country magazine. That new piece has gorgeous lines and it reminds me of one my co-worker had hung in her upstairs hallway filled with linens. Looking forward to seeing how you display it.

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  18. I have not seen that tp sold in my area, but we buy ours at Costco anyway. We buy the Kirkland brand. That's a pretty neat invention though! I love the cabinet you found. I can't wait to see it. I think painting it white is what I would've done too. What a huge score! I can't believe it was only $20. Congrats on being featured in another magazine! That looks like a good one too. I haven't seen that out yet either. I will have to look for it.

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  19. Congratulations on your feature Kris, and on that great find…$20 wow! Enjoy your day!
    XOXO Mary

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  20. Kris, congrats on the feature, I've always loved that cute dishwasher cover up. I've got to look for a copy of the new magazine!
    (and some lavender scented toilet paper!)
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  21. Kris, congratulations on the feature! That is so cool and I love the look of your dishwasher! I'm so excited for you!!! The TP is totally awesome. Angel Soft used to have a floral pattern tissue -- the flowers were pink with little green flowers! I loved it! It is so hard to find it now. I think they only put it out every so often!

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  22. You sure deserved that feature! Your home is so lovely and obviously loved.
    Brenda

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  23. Congrats Kris,,,so very happy for you! It definitely deserved being featured! For a cleaner fresher lavender smell just drop a few drops of Lavender oil on the inside of the paper roll that hold the toilet paper, every time the roll turns your'll smell the lavender oil

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  24. Congratulations Kris - I just purchased the magazine and loved the article. Can't wait to see what you and Terry do with the $20.00 find.
    Have a lovely day, Erin

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  25. Yay on your feature! And a lavender scented tushy would be pretty cool.

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  26. Congratulations on the article in Country Cottage. I will have to look and find this magazine. Can hardly wait to see what you do with the Secretary top - I know that it will be terrific.
    Hows the job coming along for Terry?
    Have a great week.
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  27. Congratulations on your feature, beautiful cabinet!

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  28. Looking forward to the "new" white cabinet and congrats on the dishwasher feature.

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  29. You have a beautiful home, Kris, and I am looking forward to seeing where you put the new find. Congratulations on being featured, the dishwasher cover-up is terrific!

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  30. Kris, all your ideas are wonderful, and I too, will have to find that issue of RH, Cottage. I'm not a frilly person, but still pick up RH now and then when they go cottage or farmhouse. Congrats…and the dishwasher is a spectacular idea!

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  31. Congrats on your magazine feature...how fun to see one your many awesome projects featured! And WOW, what a find!! I know it's going to look fabulous in your home, Kris.
    Mary Alice

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  32. I'm sure looking forward to seeing how your sweet little cabinet turned out! And that 'other' piece you found!! Congrats on your little feature! You are so popular and in such demand - Awesome you! Blessings and Prayers your way, Cindy

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  33. I've been on the lookout for a cabinet like this for 3 years now - I have the bottom half of the secretary !!!
    Can't wait to see how it looks in white !
    And a HUGE congrats on the feature - that dishwasher is one of my all time favorites !
    Have a great week Kris
    xox

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  34. Congratulations on the feature, Kris :)! Lavender scented toilet paper sounds great.
    Have a lovely week!
    Julia

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  35. Hey there Kris! Had to pop in and see what you've been up to.... Love the new secretary top you found. What a great find!!! Can't wait to see it all krisified :-) it'll be gorgeous. So happy to see your great ideas shared in another magazine. You're so deserving of it. Love your creativity and enthusiasm! I'm still on a blog break but am missing it a lot lately. Kids will be starting school soon, hopefully I'll be back on track in a few weeks. I'll be on the hunt for the lavender t.p. Sounds wonderful. Hope you have a great week.

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  36. Gorgeous issue and awesome tissue, lol! Love RH and how fun to be a part of it. I will be on the look out for it this week. And now about that cabinet - $20! That is a major score. I am betting it is over the top pretty in its new white coat. Jane

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  37. Kris, congrats on your feature!! That looks like a fantastic mag-I'm off to get it today :)
    Love your new piece of furniture (and what a steal!)...can't wait to see it 're-loved' in your style. And even though I live in Ohio, I haven't even seen that t.p. yet-gotta check it out! It's the little things-ha!
    Susan

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  38. I have to check out the lavender toilet paper! I love your decorating style, but it isn't suitable for my family....making do with what we have.
    Deb

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    1. Thanks Deb for your visit. Yep you have to check out this toilet paper it is so nice. I hope you can find it by you. It is hard to find. Hey I did not do neutrals and white until my girls were grown and on their own. I still struggle with the light colors and my dog lol! So this decor style is not a practical one but one I love and now can have. Life is too short to now surround yourself with what you love even if you have to do a little more laundry with the whites lol! Have a great beginning to the new week.
      Kris

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  39. Oh Kris, I am laughing with JOY because I can imagine and hear you say, "OMG, STOP THE CAR!" WHAT A FIND! I can see it, I can see it with your white and chippy TOUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am thrilled for you that you will be featured in this mag! And the "Poetic Cottage" - that is Méa's house, she is a blogger in Germany! Do you know her blog? MÉAS VINTAGE. If you don't know her blog, go. You will swoon.

    Your kitchen is my dream. All I have to do is paint it white and get rid of this linen press that is covering up the window. I was supposed to haul it over to a consignment shop this weekend just six blocks down, but it's pretty heavy and my neighbor and Ruben would have helped me...but I was not feeling up to it.

    We too went down some fun country roads yesterday to go to MAMMA'S HAPPY, a seasonal vintage and white chippy shop! There were horses, cornfields, mansion/farmhouses, chickens, sheep....only 35 minutes west of the cosmopolitan metro!

    WELL, you have lots to do! Get that cabinet painted and wow us...I'll be on the watch! Anita

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  40. Kris you are too kind! And also seriously funny gf. I remember one day, long ago, I was dropping the kids off at a friend's house and saw a wicker chair in someone's trash. I made my kids stand there until I could go home and get the truck to pick it up. They were SO mad and embarrassed, but it sits on my porch to this day. Keep doing what you do gf. Seeing the pretty is a gift.

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  41. Hi Kris! I have not seen that magazine come on the new stands yet and know I am chopping at the bit to find one! Congrats!!!!!!!! Love the toitty paper. I have bed pillows that smell like lavender, I love them. Your find is fabulous, the doors on it are so amazing. Can't wait to see what you are going to do with it. :) Have a wonderful new week. Jo

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  42. Congratulations for the feature in this beautiful magazine. I just added it to my shopping list. What a bargain on that cabinet; looking forward to seeing your transformation.

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  43. Congratulations on the feature, Kris. That was a brilliant makeover and deserves to be published. Okay, I am totally crushing on your cabinet. That is EXACTLY what I want for my new creative space. $20? You lucky girl! I'm kinda jealous. I can't wait to see it all dolled up.
    xxx ~ Nancy

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  44. kudos on the mag. feature Kris......will look for it today! And I am also going to look for the lavender scented tp.......wonder why it's taken this long for the companies to do this...... :)

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  45. Congratulations on the magazine feature Kris - well deserved!!! I love the way Sandy gifted your scented toilet paper with tulle. Now I'm on the hunt for some. If I can't find it I'm thinking maybe if you put dried lavender inside the roll of the toilet back it would not only scent the room but the paper too. Just a thought! Looking forward to seeing what you've done with the hutch.

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  46. Oh Kris, lucky you to find that cabinet section for just $20!! And the t. paper - sounds great, so I'll be on the look out for that - thanks. No magazine feature is tiny - that's an awesome acknowledgment of both your vision and Terry's skills. I bet he's pretty psyched about the feature too, isn't he? Even though I don't have the predominant cottage style - white, neutral, or pastels - I am still in love with it. I'll be looking for that publication too. Congrats!

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  47. Well, bless your heart, Kris...I am soooo impressed that your beautiful decorating can be found in this magazine. I am NOT surprised, tho....you have a unique decorating style and I love it.....so does everyone else.
    Congratulations, dear heart....you so deserve to be between the covers of a beautiful magazine.
    And, I am green with envy over that $20 find.....

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  48. Can I come over and use your bathroom? Just kidding, of course ... but the lavender scented toilet paper sounds wonderful! Congrats on your magazine feature!! Your home deserves an entire spread in that magazine! :)

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  49. Congrats on your feature! I love what you did with your dishwasher. So smart and it looks so pretty! I haven't seen that tissue around here either, but will look for it. What a lovely invention and I adore the scent of lavender. You got a great deal on that cabinet! Love when things work out like that. :)

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  50. Kris, after finding a coupon for this toilet paper in our paper, I started looking for it. We already purchase this brand, but it took months for the stores to catch up with the coupon. Every time I looked it hadn't been stocked yet. When I finally did get it, I really liked the way it made our small guest bath smell. So nice ! And the new cabinet.... luscious !! What a lucky find !

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  51. Got the magazine - check
    Envied the cabinet - check
    Laughed at the TP - check!
    Great way to start my day. Thank you so very much, Kris.
    *Smiles*

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  52. Congrats on the feature Kris! Your dishwasher cover was and still is awesome. That cabinet was an amazing deal!!! Looking forward to seeing it totally transformed. Lavendar scented TP? I'll have to look for it around here. I would love that as long as it's rated for safe use with septic tanks.

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  53. The little silly things make me happy too, chat what life is about. Can't wait to see the cabinet

    Cindy

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  54. Congrats Kris on the magazine feature!!!...How exciting!....I will have to go out and look for this...I have yet to see it here....and what a great find!!....can't wait to see the reveal and where it landed!....Good luck and karma was on your side that day!...:)

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  55. Wish they had come up with the scented paper toilet paper tube years ago! Now I keep hearing that they are moving towards tubeless toilet paper!

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  56. How exciting to be featured in a magazine! What a great cover-up too! Can't wait to see the transformation on that great cabinet. I will be looking for the lavender toilet paper. I wonder how long it will take to get it here in little ole Upstate NY?!

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  57. How exciting Kris!!! Congrats on the feature...so happy for you!

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  58. I think you should have your own magazine Kris! Or at lease a contributing editor to all magazines that feature beautiful cottage, shabby and white! Love your feature. :)

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