Wednesday, August 29, 2012

FLEA MARKET STYLE AND ME



Once upon a time there was a little old run down house covered in sadness and grief. Nobody wanted her. She sat sealed up, with her iron bars and her old carpet waiting to be discovered. Then one fine day, two gentlemen walked across her threshold, opened the curtains and something only they could hear, the old run down house screamed  BUY ME, DAMN IT !!!!!!! .

Actually, it was more like, the not so gentlemen were probably fighting and were so sick at looking at houses they wanted to scream and of course lets not forget the price of the old run down house.

So here we are 8 years later giving thanks to a group of very talented and wonderful people from FLEA MARKET STYLE magazine who showcased the old girl like she has never been seen before. The old run down house is very happy now.

Thank you KI NASSAUER a million times over for giving me the chance to scare a large portion of America with my doll heads and VANESSA BRITTING, thank you for being so helpful, knowing all along I might give you my cold.

 To EDMUND BARR who photographed the hell out of our house and made it beautiful and your wonderful assistant DILEAN JIMENEZ, thank you.

 And you! STACEY WILLEY you are a dream maker star art director and CHRISTINE HOFMANN BOURQUE thank you for your patience and focus and making sure everything was right. When we do meet, kisses are in store.

 And last, but definitely not least,  CINDY PITZER, a gifted writer, an old, old friend, and the best partner in crime, a sincere thank you for making my crazy words and quotes appear as if they were written in stone.

So now all you good people, go buy the magazine!!!!!!!!!!!




40 comments:

Babylon Sisters said...

buying!! xoxo

betsy said...

God it takes a lot to get you to post Kevin. I will look for it if you promise to end these long silences!

YHBHS said...

LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!

La Dolfina said...

So excited!!!
Going to get my copy tomorrow!!
xxxoooo

An Urban Cottage said...

Very cool, Kevin. Congrats!

Raina Cox said...

It's on my to-do list for today.

Mazel tov, Babe!!

Suzanne said...

Cool! Will most definitely get myself a copy today stat!

Holly Hall said...

Congratulations! Looks great!

Jamie said...

WOW! Just WOW! I hope I can find a copy in this little one horse town.
I want to see it TODAY!

Jamie said...

By the way, it took me 6 tries to get the letters and numbers right to post my comment. Can you make it a little easier?

Elizabeth said...

congrats! Your home is so beautiful :)

Parnassus said...

Hello Kevin, More well-deserved recognition for your unique house. I'm not sure about the rest of the article, but the sample seems to feature the attractive elements over some of the more arcane ones.

I will look for this magazine, but I am not too sanguine about finding it in Taiwan.
--Road to Parnassus

life, in small chunks said...

Can't wait to see it! I'll pick up a copy to read/drool over while I'm on the plane to Cali this weekend! Congrats!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Oh...yes, the photos are gorgeous. I talked about it yesterday on my blog. That whole issue is good but your article is the best.

Jamie said...

Testing 1-2-3... Thanks for fixing the problem Kevin. Much easier.

Grab your towel, the pool is now open!

Mark D. Ruffner said...

Congratulations, Kevin! The spread looks great, and I will definitely buy the magazine! Will I see the doll heads? No, don't tell me, I'll look in the magazine.

loveandlilac said...

I'm going to be Stateside in a couple of weeks so I can pick up a copy - yippee!

Susie said...

Kevin, You are famous !!! I can't wait to see that article. I just wish you could autograph it for me.:):) So happy for you. Smiles, xo, Susie

The Devoted Classicist said...

It looks great!

betsy said...

Just found the magazine at Kroger, Kevin.I look forward to sitting down with it, and a cup of tea.

the gardener's cottage said...

omg kevin! how awesome. next time i go to target i'll get it. can't wait to see the whole thing. yay you guys!

Erin {House of Turquoise} said...

Absolutely breathtaking!!! Can't wait to get a copy to take it all in!

typefiend said...

Amazing and congrats, Kevin. So glad that 1st Apartment Therapy house tour got this all started!

Brooke Ahana Bailey said...

When can I come over and see it in person!? Lovely, lovely, lovely and love ya!
B of Carny Couture

form and FUNCTION said...

Congrats Kevin...as beautiful as I remember in person. Glad to see you up and blogging again, my friend. "Carole from Raleigh" xoxo

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Kevin,
Congrats can't wait to get my hands on an issue...gotta see those doll heads!
xo,
~Rebecca

for the love of a house said...

Congratulations Kevin!! How exciting! Can't wait to find a copy. I've always loved your home, so it will great to see in on the glossy pages!
best,
joan

Karena said...

Kevin this is so exciting! Congrats! I hope that Barnes and Noble still have a copy!! The cover just draws you in I must see more!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Into Vintage said...

Wow! I read the story a week or two ago when I bought my copy of FMS but what a thrill to find your blog! Congrats and thank you for sharing your amazing home.

PS The insects on the painting ... brilliant. You have my dream job.

amy said...

Love the article. House looks fantastic and your quotes ....pure kevin. congrats! xo

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

It's a great issue....everyone should!

Bohemian said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I had a somewhat similar conversation with this Ole' House as we contemplated the purchase in what seems like a lifetime ago. I have this "Thing" for Old Abandoned House Rescues you see... perhaps it was my Divine Purpose, I dunno... and having NO budget makes it a more vyable option to be sure! *winks* I can get a lot of mileage out of Imagination and Creativity... all of which are practically free & now that Flea Market Style is On-Trend folks no longer consider me a lunatic for my Style sensibilities. Though I do still often 'scare' folks with my Doll Head fetish as well... are you sure we aren't twins separated at birth? Now I'll have to rush out and buy my Copy... Dawn... The Bohemian

24 Corners said...

This is fantastic Kevin! I'm sure your house was more than thrilled to have you two 'gentlemen' rescue it...no matter how you got there!
Hope there are still a few issues out there...I'll be keep my eyes open and look for one today.

Thank you by the way for your visit and comment...all is now well.
xo J~

jason said...

oh wow! How cool!

Christie said...

Bought it! Found out about your site in the magazine. And yes I was, and am, scared of your doll heads but love the rest of your house. It does indeed look happy!

Whimsy Antiques said...

LOVED the feature in the great magazine! Cindy's words were perfect and your amazing home is inspiring! See you soon @ Whimsy..

Alfie Dale said...

These are really good photos to where I can definitely use as pattern for my new home in Australia. conveyancing in melbourne to process the ownership.

Val said...

My mom bought me this issue for Christmas, and the photo of your little parasol-covered patio is one of the pages I saved from the issue. Congratulations on the feature, and happy new year to you and yours. :)

P.Gaye Tapp at Little Augury said...

she was lucky to get you! late to congratulate you-but no less thrilled for you and "her." She looks Marvelous! pgt

Joy said...

I just pulled my issue out of my stash for another look... I think my very favorite thing is the glimpse of the blue lamp shades in the upstairs window from outside (page 123). Love the varying colors of blue risers on the inside stairs, too.