Layer Cake Shop in Country Living Magazine! January 02 2011, 22 Comments

What a way to ring in the new year.. we have been featured in Country Living Magazine!

The issue just hit the newstands and we are overjoyed with how it turned out.  We vote this the hardest secret to keep in 2010 and the very best thing of 2011.. so far!

The article, Making a Country Living, is a regular article that features a different female owned business each month.  Its right in the front on page 20!

They photographed a TON of different products, and ended up choosing our Small Deer Toppers and Retro Baby Animals. We had no way of knowing what they would feature, which made it a bit hard to stock up on these little guys.  We sold out of them really quick, but no worries, they are on order and will be here asap!  Make sure to sign up to be notified when they are back in stock if you are waiting for them.

Country Living contacted us at the end of September and we only had a few weeks to prepare.  I (greta) looked at about 300 dresses online to find just the right one.  I found this one from Anthropologie with the help of my BFF.. thanks Sara!  Then I was on the hunt for the perfect cardigan.  I spent many hours cardigan shopping! Kristen has an amazing collection of vintage clothes and already had that perfect little red puffed sleeve number..LOVE it!

There was hair dying to be done, hair cuts, raiding of the makeup drawers, curtains to be made, some touch up painting on the walls, oh and what to put on the bulletin board.   It was fun, and when your aiming for perfect it gets a little crazy!  There was a whole lot of laughing at the insanity of it all!

We were photographed by the awesome Aimee Herring, she was so much fun to work with!

Here is the cover!  Thanks Country Living!

It was a great experience and we are amazed at how our shop has grown from its tiny beginnings in just 2-1/2 years.  We couldn't have done it without all of you, our incredible customers!  We have received some of the sweetest emails from County Living readers, and a lot of questions.  We hope to do a little business related FAQ in the future to help answer some of them.  If you have any questions that you would like to add feel free to put them in the comments on this post, or email us.