A couple weeks ago, I gathered up all the quilts for my book, swindled my sister into joining me (and bringing along lots of props), and we drove down to Overland Park, Kansas, to The Vintage House, to do a photo shoot for the upcoming book.
The Vintage House is THE cutest little place. So cozy and inviting, decorated in such darling ways! The owners rent the house out for all sorts of events, like bridal and baby showers, luncheons, and . . . photo shoots!
I’ll give you a look inside some of the rooms in the house, and you might also get a glimpse of some of the quilts that will be in the book!
This cute little room is just off the front entryway:
For the photo shoot, my sister and I brought lots of props — family things, and things that belonged to our mother — to personalize the shots a bit more. We rearranged furniture and set up our own props for the shots you’ll see when the book comes out. In this one, we substituted some of the items on the table for a framed photo of Dale and Hazel after their wedding reception.
Trust me, the photos in the book will be much nicer than the rough ones I took on my iPad with no flash. Aaron Leimkuehler did all the shots, and they’re fabulous — I’m so excited for you to see them in the book!
We set up little vignettes all over the house for the various projects. Here’s one we did in the kitchen:
The tea towels hanging on the end of the table were made by Hazel.
Here’s some more shots of the cuteness that is this kitchen. A rack of dishes, at the ready for events held at the house:
Silverware, etc. — and look how they’ve used an old chicken feeder to hold utensils on the wall! There are oodles and oodles of cute decorating ideas in this house.
Here’s the way the dining room looked before we rearranged for our shots:
And here’s Aaron, carefully setting up a shot with the quilts and some of our own props:
And here’s some of the mess we made in between — quilts and props scattered everywhere:
This house is even adorable on the outside. We did some shots outdoors as well — there were just too many cute options!
The light was not good on the front porch because of the time of day we were shooting, but I took a couple shots just to show you the decorations they had out for Christmas.
We set up a shot of the Hazel’s Diary quilt hanging on the back porch railing. I wanted to get that fabulous old washing machine in the picture!
The final shots have all been chosen for the book, and I can hardly wait for you to see the quilts, and all these wonderful photos. The release date has been rescheduled for next April, but rest assured I will be keeping you posted on the progress.
If you’re interested in seeing more of the The Vintage House — and why wouldn’t you? it’s so darling — please visit their blog HERE, or like them on FaceBook HERE. And if you’re in that area, and looking for a cute little venue for a bridal or baby shower, or some other event, consider The Vintage House. I highly recommend it!