Back in February, I sold a few vintage horse show ribbons from my Etsy shop, and of course that made me happy. But I was even more pleased to see the note that was attached to the purchase order.
“I am an editor from Country Living …”;
She went on to say that if I could find more ribbons that I might be listed as a vendor in the issue that would be out on newsstands in April.
Me and my shop in Country Living? Sure, I can do that.
So I found more ribbons, and I bought them. I also began create listings for the types of things that I thought might appeal to Country Living readers, hoping they would see my ribbons, visit my shop and make me lots of money (better known as college tuition).
The May issue of Country Living is out now, and I’m in it. There, on page 68, in a feature titled "Strength in Numbers," about displaying collectibles in multiples, is one of my ribbons. It’s the large red one from the New York State Fair that’s on the front of a lampshade.
But there's no mention of my Etsy shop.
So, yes, I am in Country Living, but not the way that I had hoped.
I am disappointed. Actually, make that very disappointed. But as the editor of a magazine, I know that stuff happens. Things get cut in the editing and production phases of putting out a publication.
At this point, there's not much I can do other than update my Etsy shop with my CL finds. Here are just a few:
The nicest PBN horses that I have ever come across.
Official Girl Scout camera in mint green.
Geography Lotto circa 1958. (I also have ABC Lotto.)
A very cute vintage plaster beagle.
And, yes, those horse ribbons.
Make me feel better, and take a look. And tell all your friends that you saw it in Country Living. Sort of.