August 26, 2012

Fifi O'Neill And Mark Lohman... And Me


What a beautiful day at the home of Burlap Luxe, Dore and daughter Hannah Callaway opened their home on Thursday, August 23rd 2012 to the not only beautiful but inspiring Fifi O'Neill founder and executive editor of "Romantic Prairie Style" along with a number of beautiful cottage industry flea market style inspirational reads on our magazine stands.

Mark Lohman photographer extraordinaire who's wit and charm excites the rooms he photographs. Mark Lohman works closely with Fifi O'Neill's projects, flying in from Florida to Los Angeles then Northern California again back to Southern California to shoot our home where do they find all their creative energy, while holding our hands through the whole process, what a team they make.

Fifi creates a world we all want to live in. When I received her numerous emails and a confirming phone call one stating not to worry they will handle it all and not to stress over cleaning my home. Well of course I would clean my home, and stress was at the top of the list it was the famous Fifi O'Neill and Mark Lohman that were coming to shoot my home, and everything had to be perfectly imperfect for their arrival. They warned me that the process can be quite disheveling, a bit messy...A welcoming mess that I would do again and again. Excuse this mess, Fifi and marks beauty is soon to be seen.

I would love to show you the beautiful shots Mark Lohman took of the different rooms of our home, and the styling Fifi O'Neill does so effortlessly but it's top secret until their release. Thank you Fifi and Mark for gracing our home that shelters with your beauty.




55 comments:

Shabby chic Sandy said...

How exciting! Can't wait to see the result :)

Ozma of odds said...

...OH!!
soooo excited for you dear Dore!
you are such an inspiration to us all and to hold a mini photo/story book of your world will indeed, be fabulous!!
can't wait to see:)
xoxo, Rosemary

ps. ADORE your union jack pillow (and cookies from afar!)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Oh Dore, I'm so happy for you. You deserve every recognition. Your creativity is an inspiration, and your kind words are always a joy.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH DEAR!!! WHAT????? Is there more to come of this my dear? DO TELL! How does one get started on becoming more publicized????

BRAVO TO YOU DORÉ !!! Tell me more if you have a chance...Anita

Razmataz said...

I look forward to seeing the magazine Dore. What a great accomplishment getting published. Congratulations.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

this is such exciting news dore and so well-desrevd. it's time more than just your blog readers can share in all the beauty you inspire. congratulations...so happy for you! ;)

PURA VIDA said...

oh Dore how wonderful!

designchic said...

How exciting - can hardly wait to see more!! YAY for your wonderful talent ~

Debby said...

Can't wait to see. Sounds like it was a wonderful time. The first picture I thought was of a little girl. What a tiny person FiFi is.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Congratulations to you!! How very exciting!! Can't wait to see!!

Tracey said...

Congrats Dore!!! How exciting!!!

xo

:) T

pballard said...

Cant wait.. Congrats. When can we expect it?

Victoria said...

Holy heck Dore!!! This is exciting news! Is it going to be in her next book? Or a magazine? Wowsers, congratulations to you and your daughter...you are certainly very deserving of this recognition!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

SO excited for you! I can't wait for another fabulous book from Miss FiFi for sure.I love you MG's and style.~Cheers Kim

Cindy said...

Well, i can't think of anyone who deserves an audience more, with your beautiful home and gorgeous soulfull creations! That's soooo cool!

Cindy

La Brocanteuse said...

Congrats and Well deserved !! looking forward to the big reveal! sending you lots of love,Colette xx

Kate said...

Well my beautiful friend amazing as you are this is no surprise. I cannot wait to see more!.You are a precious gift to all who know you and I am especially blessed by your love and friendship!.

Congratulations again!
xoxo
Kate

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

So very happy for you, dear Dore. Congratulations!
xoxo~Tracie

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Dore,

How exciting for you! Will the photos be in the next issue of Romantic Prairie Style? Please do let us all know.. I would love to see. Your creativity and talent should be shared with the world.. You are such an inspiration.

When I finished with my kitchen cabinets I thought to myself, I wish Dore had been able to put her skilled touch to these.. But I am pleased with my humble completion.
Wishing you a beautiful week.
fondly,
Penny

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

How exciting Dore, and I am so glad you got to share this wonderful experience with Hannah! I can't wait to your beautiful home in print!!
Congrats...sending you hugs!

Rachel Pallas said...

Yay!! So thrilled for you!! xoxo Rachel

Thistle Cove Farm said...

How wonderful for you; congratulations and looking forward to seeing the magazine.

Ashley said...

Yay Dore!!! I couldn't be happier for you and cannot wait to see the final project!! Xo, Ashley

Karen said...

Major excitement Dore, congratulations! I can hardly wait for the big reveal.

kerrie of sea cottage said...

Oh my I am sooooo excited to see it!!!! I wish I was going to be in the same issue as you. She contacted me a year ago but then nothing ever came of it. I was so excited. She is not only beautiful inside and out but she is so kind and caring. Love her. Congrats...what an honor. oxox

SizzleandZoom said...

Please tell us where your beautiful home photographs will be published. I can't wait to see them.

Wally B said...

What an honor. I can't wait to see the photos. Beauty in you and all around you. That's quite intoxicating.

Susan Thomas said...

I was wondering when Fifi was going to cathc up with you!!! Your blog is gorgeous and I can't wait for this issue to come out!!
Congrats Girl!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

I always enjoy my visits with you luv! You inspire greatly and always so much creativity going on over here hard to stay away.
My best to miss Hannah for her second year of college too~Cheers Kim xox

Verbena nested treasures said...

Hi Dore, what a beautiful & exciting blessing!!! There is as we know, no one like the beautiful gifted Fifi & Mr Mark..the dyanamic duo as I call them...and no one quite like you!!! you inspire so many & now will inspire even more.So happy for you my very dear friend. xo Laura

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

That is so exciting! Looks like lots of fun! Can't wait to see the magazine.

Susan said...

Wonderful news Dore! How exciting for you and great to hear that Fifi and Mark were a pleasure to work with. They are such experts and I love their work.
Let us know when your home will be published. Congratulations!

janet said...

So very excited for you Dore!!!!

I look forward to seeing all the lovely photos.

Janet xox
The Empty Nest

Gracefully Vintage said...

Thank you so much for stopping my blog- When someone I admire visits my blog/website or Facebook, Im always so Thrilled. Very Jealous of your pictures.. Lovely...
Karryann

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Dore
Just wanted to stop in and wish you a beautiful holiday weekend..
fondly,
Penny

Mrs. Sutton said...

Hello Dore - how wonderful and exciting! I have just been through a similar process, and I must say that I found it incredibly stressful, but Oh so inspiring! It's amazing to see a talented photographer at work - I saw some parts of my home in a totally new and refreshing light!
I'm about to look back through some of your older posts, as I feel that I have been missing out on too much of the beauty that is the world of Dore!
Best wishes, and have a fabulous weekend. Can't wait to see the published results of your marvellous shoot - so well deserved - your home and your style are an utter delight!
Paula xxx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ahhh.....ma soeur, ma chère amie qui aime bien aussi le gris!

Dearest one, thank you for coming to visit. I thought of you as I found gray images of the glory of FRENCH DÉCOR LOVE!

I fixed my header; I have learned so much from Debby my blog designer. I just need to learn to adjust sizes!!

How are you? What beautiful things are you up to? Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Well my dear heart, if you need someone to design your blog, GO TO DEBBY at Inspired Designs. She is SO WONDERFUL TO WORK WITH! And I love that you visited my ABOUT ME page! Did you see the mouse I created on my WEBSITE page???? Anita

Burlap Luxe said...

Anita, I design my own blog and have done white whispers and Bella Rustica's and others...I am getting the bug to recreate something new and soulful for mine.
I am working on a web catalog now.
I will be over soon to visit you and your grey and the grey of your studio...
xoxo
Dore

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh Dore! How fun and exciting for you, girlie!! And such an honor, too! Let us all know when and where we can see the photos they shot of your lovely home! :)

xoxo laurie

summersoul said...

how exciting! I cannot wait to see the photos. You certainly are a worthy subject! have a great weekend.

MC

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Your kind words mean a lot to me my friend and mutual admirer of all things GRAY! Anita

lynn said...

this must have been so exciting, dore! your home will be darling in print:) congrats!

It's me said...

O wowwwwww....you met Fifi !!! great !!!...i wish i wish......love from me darling...xxx...thanks for visiting my blog today ...x..

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So thrilled for you Dore!!! :) Congratulations!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Merci ma chère.....nous deux aimons les mêmes choses en gris et en blanc! VIVE CES COULEURS FRANÇAISES!!! BISOUS,Anita

Julie Marie said...

Hello Dore... how exciting for you!... I can hardly wait to see the magazine... your blog is always so inspiring... and I love the peace and serenity I find here... wishing you a beautiful weekend, xoxo Julie Marie

SABINE said...

HALLO DORE,
EIN SCHÖNER BLOG MIT TOLLEN FOTOS UND SCHÖNEN MÄDCHEN.
LIEBE GRÜSSE AUS DÜSSELDORF
SABINE

Elizabeth Maxson said...

Dore,

I am so happy and proud of you! I just got your comment....my comment section has been a mess lately and have no idea why. I am so happy for you and have no doubt your home will be just an eye-opener! :-))

Miss you and will email you!

Big hugs
Elizabeth :-)

Angela said...

How exciting to have the dream team in your home (and probably stressful, too)! What a blessing to know that your home is beautiful enough to be in print! :)

freckled laundry said...

That is a dream come true, Dore! Congratulations! I can't wait to see your feature.

Gail Peterson said...

Congrats... Look forward to seeing the photos.
I know they will be beautiful!
xo,
Gail
http://www.casualloveselegance.blogspot.com

Divine Theatre said...

No way!? I am so happy for you! A match made in heaven!
I have been gone too long!
You are such a talented soul. You should create your own book. I would buy it!

xo

Andie

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Many congratulations! Has this gone to press? I'd love to see the spread. What a great honor.
xoxo,
Loi

Melanie @ Rustic Farmhouse said...

Did you know that the Canadian photographer Robin Stubbert and her stylist Kim Davies were set to some to my home this past Sept 18th for preliminary pics for Romantic Prairie Style magazine! Robin & myself had sent e-mails back and forth with Fifi and she loved what she saw and the photographer told me that I was given a 99.9% chance of having my home featured in the magazine!!.....but then is discontinued!! You're very lucky-your home is beautiful!~Mel