Thursday, May 19, 2011

Fifi and Mark's visit...


Good morning!  I wanted to share a bit about the wonderful experience I had with Fifi and Mark coming to my home this past Monday.  Even though this was the second time they have been to my house, I was still a bit nervous...but as soon as the day was under way, I quickly got over my nerves and started having fun!  That's the best part about working with these two amazingly talented people...


...they are truly a joy to work with...and just so much fun!!!  It made all of the work of cleaning and prepping so worth it! :)

Here is a cute photo of Fifi...



As I mentioned before, they shot my house for Jeanne d' Arc Living magazine...as well as a few other publications {more on that later}, so it was a very busy day!  I loved being a part of the whole process and found it so interesting to observe Mark's  incredible photography skills and to see how good Fifi is at making sure we got just the right shot!!  Watching Mark work makes me want to try harder at improving my photography skills...something I have been getting a little lazy with...I really do love the art of photography!

All in all, I feel truly blessed to have had Fifi and Mark come to my home and it is a day I will always remember!



The day started just before 10 am, but I had been up since 5:30 with nervous energy, so I snapped a few photos before Fifi and Mark arrived...it's not often my whole house is clean all at once :))



This old farm table is one I bought from the flea market and painted, using it to replace the smaller table we had been using as a desk in our bedroom...I kept the accessories simple so that there was still plenty of work surface available for when my husband needs to do a little computer work from home.









Fifi and Mark will be at the Na-Da Farm Barn Sale this Friday and Saturday to sign their first book together, Romantic Prairie Style...



I myself can't wait to go!!!  I will also be taking Jeanne's art class on Saturday afternoon at the sale, so I will be sure and take some pictures to share of everything going on...

I hope you all have a great weekend!


Tracey

55 comments:

It's me said...

Nice to have Fifi in your house for the second time she is such a nice woman....and your home in the JDL ??? that's great honey.....lovely day !! ...xxx....and a good weekend.....xxx..

Stephanie said...

Congrats on a second photo shoot - how exciting!! Your pics are gorgeous too!

KarenSue said...

So exciting no matter how many times they came. Your home is stunning and I will be buying your issue of Jeanne d' Arc Living!
Enjoy na da Farm, wish so much I could be there.

The White Farmhouse said...

Congratulations! How exciting to have this experience. Your home is gorgeous and it is nice to have all your hard work appreciated by all.

d. reyné said...

How beautiful Tracey!
I can't wait until this weekend at Nada...look forward to seeing you again!
Hope you get some rest today!
hugs,
donna

Caroline (Piorra Maison) said...

Congrats what an honor. I love your photos and as always your home is spectacular. thanks for sharing
Caroline

Blondie's Journal said...

I wish I could make it but I am out of town. Count on me next fall!! Have fun!

XO,
Jane

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

Wonderful photos!! I've never heard of the magazine you're going to be featured in but I will look for it. The Na-Da Farm Barn Sale sounds fantastic!!!! I wish I lived closer to it!! Take lots of pics!!!

~ Wendy
http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Gorgeous photos! Beautiful home!
I look forward to seeing Mark's photos in JDL as well. Have fun this weekend! ...and take pictures for us!
:)

traci said...

i am so glad the day went well for you. all your images look beautiful. looking forward to spending time with you all weekend.

De tout, de rien said...

What loveliness! Congrats on being featured in Jeanne D'Arc magazine. I'm not familiar with it. I will try to go to our local bookstore and find it. What month's issue will you be featured in?

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Tracey you must still be on cloud 9...what a thrill for you! Your house looks wonderful and I am sure everything was perfect but when I read you got up at the crack of dawn I laughed because I would do the same thing...we're crazy I hope you know that!!!! Have a good time this weekend,one of these times I am going to show up there....its a goal of mine!!! x0x0x

Pattie said...

WOW tow time... Your a very lucky Lady....But who wouldn't want to see your home again and again, I enjoy every min. of it.... have a wonderful time....

Pattie

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Your home is so beautiful, I can see why they came back a second time:) Congratulations!!!!!
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Morning T said...

So exciting and well deserved Tracey! I can't wait to see the final pictures of your home. Lazy with your photography? Ha, crazy lady, your photos are more stunning with each post!!
Hugs~
T

Leah C said...

Congratulations on another successful photo shoot, Tracey; your home really does shine!! Your pictures are as lovely as ever...and if that's the result of you being "lazy with your skills"...WOW! Can't wait to meet you at the sale:)

cityfarmer said...

Round two here tomorrow ... yep, I'll be up at the crack of dawn rolling out pie dough and rising the french bread ... and attacking the floor once more with the "swiffer"

Scentimental Gardens book signing today and dinner out tonight with the famous duo ...

congratulations Tracey

chickie said...

Im so excited and happy for you !!Your passion shows throughout your home.It is wonderful that you share it with all.You give inspiration.I am going to soo miss the event.As i said before,i lived in Dixon,Il up until last end of June last summer.It makes me sad yet so excited to see the pics of it.Ok Its killing me.My sister Kimberly will be going.She lives there in Dekalb.She best fill me in soon as she can. He He.Have a bright and creative day...Chickie

Karena said...

Tracey what a treat to have these two so very talented people visit!! Of course I am sure they were right at home in your lovely place!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

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Rachel Noelle said...

Yay Tracey!!;) I am so happy for you~You are so lucky! Fifi is absolutely darling~ I cant wait to see your beautiful home in the magazine~ Hugs,Rachel

French Farmhouse 425

catherine said...

very pretty!

Lisa said...

Excitement is on! So wish I had time to jump in the car and take a long drive to Na-Da Farm!

Lisa

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh Tracey,
Your photos are spectacular!! Always so beautiful and absolutely heavenly.
You have inspired me with your photography and I am anxious to take a class to better myself.
Congratulations on being published in your favorite magazine, your home is definitely worthy!
Have a lovely day.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

How exciting! And could she be any cuter!!!
Congra'ts to the winner, it couldn't have gone to a nicer person!
XO
Kristin

Lolo @ The Adventures of Stig and Lolo said...

Eeeek!! How cool Tracey ! You will have to give us all a heads up when "your" issue comes out ;)
Have fun this weekend...I am green. Cant wait to see your photos!
XOX

kathee said...

Congratulations on your home being featured in Jeanne d' Arc! My favorite magazine! I know what you mean about Mark's photography...he truly is an incredible artist! He shot my garden a couple of years ago and I've been lucky to be in several of Fifi's magazines! Such an honor! I love your home....beautiful! Thanks for sharing!!
Have a wonderful day, kathee
chateauetjardin.blogspot.com

Liz Bradley said...

Wow! How exciting. You obviously have such a gracious home for her to want to come back a second time to photograph it! You are so talented!
Cheers,
Liz

polkadotpeticoat said...

You had me at the tulips oh what a lovely post!

Marina Mott said...

Great! Wonderful pictures!!xx

flowers on my table said...

It's always very interesting watching professionals at work. I don't know why you need to be nervous, everything you do is always so beautifully done Tracey. It is such a small world... I went to see a client the other day to paint some furniture for her. She showed me a magazine that her sister had brought from France, and when I looked in it, there was your house...amazing! Have a lovely weekend, love Linda x

Villa König said...

Congratulation! Can understand that your was nervous, but your home is so amazing and wonderful! It will be a gorgeous reportation in Jeanne. Would love to see it!!!! Love Yvonne

hometown girl said...

i think watching the whole process would be so fascinating, very cool! congrats my talented friend!! have fun at the sale can't wait to see your photos! susan

DustyLu said...

How exciting! I wish I could be at the Na Da Event! Few weeks away from baby! Fifi looks so cute in those boots. Hope you have a great day. Congrats Lulu

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

I'll just bet you were excited, girl!
Excited and nauseous and just giddy, LOL! That's how I would feel.

Can't wait to see the pics!

XO,
Anne

Elyse said...

hi tracey,

how exciting! i'm sure it was another whirlwind dream of a day! congrats on the attention that your beautiful home is receiving. always inspiring!

how adorable our little fifi is.

xo
elyse

Mona Kay at Home said...

Your pictures are so pretty! Love the table....I love Fifi and her work!

A Rosy Note said...

How exciting Tracey! Your home looks beautiful. I can't wait to see the pictures :)

~tricia

Carole said...

I can't think of a better person and home to have in the magazine! Congratulations!!!

xx
Carole

manon 21 said...

Bravo,j'ai hâte de voir tout cela.

Amicalement,


Manon

A Cottage Muse said...

I am so excited for you! Glad you had fun at the shoot and can't wait to see it in print!

Enjoy your weekend...take lots of pictures for us!

dollystar said...

Hello, quero agradecer pela riqueza de conteúdo de seu blog; dizer que fiz uma postagem sobre essas belas fotos encontradas por aqui.
É uma alegria imensa poder contemplar imagens que nos reportam ao romantismo em meio a um mundo tão violento e conturbado.
Deus te abençõe hoje e sempre!
Com carinho, Dolly

Lili said...

It was so fun to see those pictures of Fifi and Mark in your home. This had to be such an exciting time for you! Thanks for showing us some more pictures of your gorgeous place. xo ~Lili

Kris said...

Gorgeous home and pictures! Can't wait to get the magazine when it comes out! Enjoy!

Roberta said...

Looks like you had a nice sunny day too Tracey! bravo! I'm almost ready...xo

Lara said...

I just LOVE that corner of your home with the French bottle drying rack & the 5's on the wall!

Congrats! Fun post!! :)

Hugs,
Lara

paperbird said...

have fun on the farm tracey- i can't wait to see the beauty you will share from your time spent there!

lafamigliadesignllc said...

What a cool day! Your home looks beautiful...as always
Can't wait to see the publications and pick
up Fifi's book. Congratulations! Monica

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Fifi is like a rockstar!~ How exciting! What an honor to have her at your home
again!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Faithful Crafter said...

Congratulations Tracey, this must have been a great experience. Look forward to seeing the published results. Thanks for sharing. Blessings.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

How exciting that Fifi was photographing your gorgeous home again - can't wait to see them in print again as I just LOVE your home! Have a great time at Anne Marie's this weekend.

natashalorraine said...

you make me want to go out and spend all my money on furniture for a house I dont even have!! (student living at home hehe) Your blog really does relax me after a busy day :)
natasha
http://bonjourshabbychic.blogspot.com/

xo

time worn interiors said...

Looks like tons of fun! So glad you had a great day! Congrats on the second photo shoot!
Tot

Heaven's Walk said...

HA! Don't underestimate yourself, girlie! Your photos are always incredibly beautiful!!! How exciting to have Fifi and Mark there for another shoot! I can hardly wait to see them! :)

xoxo laurie

KAT said...

congratulations you home is tunning i wish to see more
I love folk art and even try to do some mself

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