Now that my Christmas season kick off weekend is a little bit behind me I am finally able to blog about one of my products being featured in a gorgeous layout in Country Living magazine. I have known since mid August about the feature but had not seen the photos yet and could hardly stand the wait! Once an on-line order from Pennsylvania came in on my website for the product featured I knew Ohio delivery would be soon...finally on Wednesday the wait was over.
photo credit: Don Freeman
photo caption: (((((Mercury glass finials by Urban Farmhouse line up like toy soldiers on the mantel, alongside a glass vase from Crate & Barrel and silver-plated pieces from Kevin's own collection. A mirror from a barn sale is positioned on the mantel to bounce reflective light and color throughout the room.)))))
I quickly flipped through my issue looking for "Christmas at Boxwood Cottage" but I couldn't find it...then, one more flip and there it was with a new title just to throw me off. "Let It Shine" is a shimmering and festive Christmas arrangement showcasing Kevin Reiner's signature style in his Ohio farmhouse. Right there on the opening page of his piece are Urban Farmhouse's mercury glass finials with hand-strung fresh cranberries, cedar garland and fresh red tulips creating a fabulous Christmas confection on a simple farmhouse mantle.
The photos get even yummier as you flip each page. I especially love how Kevin set his 10-foot dining table for a special holiday evening with new and vintage pieces. Pink and white peonies in Frances Palmer pottery alongside vintage glass battery jars filled with layers of Kevin's ornaments. An added surprise for me? Tucked away in one of my kitchen cabinets are the same water goblets Kevin used in his place settings. They are pink Fostoria in the Jamestown pattern. My mom purchased them at the Fostoria outlet store in West Virginia in the 1960's. I think those will have to make an appearance with my ironstone on my holiday table...and I know where to get the mercury glass finials too!