Two Christmas seasons ago, a Martha Stewart T.V. Show rep did a telephone interview with me for a potential spot on the show about my decoupage Christmas ornaments. I wasn't selected for the spot (an awesome paper artist, also from Etsy, was selected), but I was excited for being noticed. Many are called, but few are chosen.
This past fall, a rep from Country Living magazine contacted me about my decoupage ornaments, requesting that I send them a set for consideration. After they were received, a second set was requested and sent. Ultimately, my ornaments were returned, and the published feature on Christmas ornaments showcased terrific non-traditional tree decorations, and it was clear to me why my more traditional ornaments didn't make the cut. I was still excited, but not so much about my shipping costs to get my ornaments from west coast to east coast by their deadline with no resulting publication. Many are called, but few are chosen.
I had dressed in my gown and heels, but no one would take me to the party - until now, or more accurately, until I recently received my copy of the November 2009 issue of Canadian House and Home. Their monthly Trend Watch was about brocade items, and my brocade paper Christmas ornament gift tags were right there (as the rep told me they would be)! My copy of the magazine is now artfully staged and hermetically sealed in a UV-light-protected glass pedestal case in the middle of my living room. Thank you, Canadian House and Home, for calling, and for
taking me to the party choosing me, at last!
I was kidding about the glass case.