Yesterday was a fun day at the Tanglewood House! A magazine came to pay us a visit and take pictures of our new home all dressed up for Christmas! This is our first magazine shoot here at Tanglewood! And our first Christmas magazine shoot ever! Come on! Let’s take a little look behind the scenes!

Today’s post is a little bit of this and that and about a very special magazine that came to shoot our home for Christmas!

StoneGable has been in well over 20 print magazine editions and countless online magazines. It’s so always exciting and fun when a magazine crew comes to our home! But this shoot was extra special!

Let me introduce you to Suzanne Long, editor of Lancaster County Magazine and Kirk the photographer…

I’ve known Sue for a couple decades through the magazine!

What makes this photoshoot so different from any other magazine photoshoot is THESE ARE MY PEOPLE! My town, my county! My people!!!

Christmas came a little early for me this year!

LANCASTER COUNTY MAGAZINE is a staple of beautiful life and community in Lancaster county and the surrounding area! It’s been a popular part of our lives since 1987. You can read more about this lovely magazine HERE.

You can’t imagine my joy about being recognized by my beloved Lancaster County though it’s original monthly magazine! I’m walking just a little bit off the ground right now!

StoneGable will probably be featured in next December’s issue! It’s hard to wait that long!

Sue and Kirk dropped their bags at the front door and went right to work! Every light was lit and every candle too! And more fancy photography and video lighting was added!

I use all natural lighting when I take images for the blog! No artificial lighting. But Kirk, being the professional, used all these fabulous lights! I can’t wait to see the pictures!

When Kirk was snapping images I decided to take a few of my own! Lot’s of lighting here!

I was so impressed (and so was my assistant Katie) how nice and neat this photoshoot went. Usually, my home can be quite disrupted! Which is really no different than when I do my own photoshoots for the blog!

The only thing I had to do after my LCM friends left was turn off all the lights!

They photographed the great room, the dining room, the hall, our bedroom and the bedrooms upstairs. And they will come back in the fall to shoot the kitchen once it is renovated. I’ll dress it up for Christmas and they can finish the photoshoot for the December edition in 2020.

When they left and I turned off the lights (except for the tree) and took a few pictures I thought you might enjoy. Here’s our Christmas Foyer this year.

We are serving Christmas dinner in our 22 foot long foyer. There will be 13 for dinner so I purchased extra utility tables and will cover them with white tablecloths. This hallway will be a great makeshift dining room!

The stars came from World Market. They are sold out right now but you can see them HERE and get on a waiting list for them.

Thanks, Lancaster County Magazine for visiting StoneGable at Tanglewood! You can subscribe to LCM HERE and see their online magazine too!

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  1. Kathy Menold says:

    Can’t wait to see the magazine next Christmas. Tanglewood looks beautiful. Thankyou for answering my question about your Christmas dinner location. Wondered how you were going to fit a crowd around your new round table. Your entry hall will be perfect.
    Merry Christmas and Happy 2020

  2. Bonnie Gutierrez says:

    How very beautiful and festive your home is. Although I would not be brave enough to go mostly white, I do appreciate it. I love the botanical prints above the console table. Would you share where you found them?
    Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

    1. I would love the botanical prints above the console table also. Could you share their source? Lovely home

  3. Karen VanLoo says:

    Wow! Just Wow! Your home is absolutely gorgeous. I’m so happy for you, have a wonderful Christmas!

  4. The Christmas pics of your new home are lovely! Can you tell me where you got the framed flower botanical prints in the foyer? I enjoy your postings and look forward to seeing more. Have a Merry Christmas in your new home!

    1. A most popular question! I got it locally. I’m trying to find ones like it to share.

  5. Gorgeous!!! Where is your white/ wood top foyer table from? Thanks!

  6. Kay Musselwhite says:

    Loved the photo shoots and your decorating. I just found your blog a month ago and so happy I Did . It is so inspiring.
    M ay I ask were you got your pictures of the flowers hanging in your foyer? They are beautiful and in the colors I am looking for.
    Thanks and have a blessed day!

    1. Hi Kay, that is a very popular question. I found it locally and am trying to see if I can source it for you.

  7. Penny Thomas says:

    Yvonne, your house looks spectacular! Congrats to you on the magazine photo shoot. I absolutely LOVE the white lamp on your table that has a wire mesh bottom. Please do tell where you found that beautiful lamp! It is just what I’m looking for.

    1. Penny Thomas says:

      It’s right next to your big white round clock!

  8. Just beautiful! Where are your little white trees in the foyer from? They are getting me already thinking about next Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  9. Wow,congratulations,how lucky to be in the magazine ! Your home looks lovely for being there such a short time.I am a star girl,so of course I love your white stars !

  10. Christine says:

    Using your foyer as a makeshift dinning room – very clever. It’s making me rethink the seating for my Christmas Eve dinner.

  11. Everything looks amazing, my friend… and those stars! Stunning! Smart thinking about using the foyer as a temp dining area. 😉 Love the ‘twists’ we make while living in different homes!

    1. It’s been quite an adventure! We lived here just 3 weeks and started to decorate for Christmas. After the decorations are down then I’ll tackle the boxes of clothes in our closet. LOL!

  12. The home is lovely in every way but I’m confused, do you live at Tanglewood or Stonegable? Perhaps you have two homes? Just curious.

  13. Kathy Simonson says:

    Oh my gosh, I am so in love with Tanglewood. Your beautiful touch decorating is to be admired. I cannot wait to see the final photos next Christmas, and looking forward to seeing your kitchen remodel. Thanks so much for sharing Yvonne. Merry Christmas!

  14. Congratulations, Yvonne! What an honor and joy to be recognized by your local area magazine! Of course, this honor is well deserved! Your home looks beautiful, as always. Enjoy the holiday season with your family! Merry Christmas to all!

  15. Please be sure you share a photo of the table set in the foyer. That is such an interesting idea. Of course the whole shoot is simply heavenly.

    1. Hi Nancy, these were bought locally. I’m still trying to track down the manufacturer.

  16. Mary Stewart says:

    I’d love to know where you got your white fold-out paper Christmas tree. I’m looking forward to seeing your home in the 2020 December edition of the Lancaster County Magazine ! Everything is absolutely beautiful as always! “HAPPY HOLIDAYS!”

  17. Sheilah Broughton says:

    Are your paper star hangings lit or did you just hang them to look beautiful like the rest of your home? Sheilah

    1. Hi Sheilah, there is a bulb attachement for them but I did not want any cord showing. Next year, I plan to use them again and put battery operated twinkle lights on timers in them.

  18. I’m surprised at how quickly you moved into your new home and made a quick turn from fall/thanksgiving to Christmas, just in time for a photo shoot. You’re Wonder Women!
    It all looks so lovely!

  19. linda of no.cal. says:

    WoW!! Beautiful !!! MeRRy. ChRIStmaS. ❣️

  20. Carol Manlove says:

    Just stunning Yvonne!!

  21. Cecilia from Georgia says:

    Congratulations! I bet the editor was thrilled that you were ready and had everything just perfect. Enjoy the holiday fun and remember to take care of yourself! XOXOCe

  22. Yvonne,
    How exciting that you will be featured in your Home Town Magazine!
    Your Stone Gable @ Tanglewood looks absolutely gorgeous all decked out for Christmas!
    Enjoy your family celebration of Christmas!

  23. MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) says:

    So happy for you, Yvonne, that you are going to be featured in your home town’s magazine! I’m sure there will be many more photo shoots in your lovely home!

    You have been given a wonderful gift with your decorating and we are all blessed to be a part of your wonderful posts. You share so much with it and we appreciate you so much.

    God Bless You, Yvonne!

    Have a wonderful Christmas in your gorgeous new home with Bobby and your family!

  24. Beth Pozzini Putz says:

    Could you please share the source for the little sparklies on wire? I need to find some filler like that for a few areas. Thank you!


  25. How beautiful your home is. I so enjoy your blog Yvonne. It is so exciting for you I know because I am for you the magazine shoot! Excellent! Now we all wait for the issue to come out! Happy for you!