Magazine Photo Shoots And Exciting News!

Magazine photo shoots and exciting news on the agenda today!
magazine photo shabby chic

It’s been a magical experience for me to work with a couple of amazing homeowners in both styling and photographing their lovely homes, and to sprinkle a little fairy dust to help them fulfill their dreams of publication at the same time! Goodness knows I have certainly had my home published in numerous magazines over the years and it’s still always exciting and I am grateful for every opportunity that has come my way.

This beautiful Florida home belongs to my sweet and lovely friend Ilene Zelaya who is an avid collector of antique china, paintings, and all things romantic. The home is elegant and cozy, and filled with beauty in every corner from her years of collecting. The shoot is published in Maison Romantique (at this time:-), which is only available in France.

romantic home
romantic home
romantic bedroom
romantic home photo shoot

Another Florida cottage in my magazine photo shoots portfolio to share! This one belongs to the beautiful and talented Drena Bathemess which she fondly calls Oak Tree Cottage. Drena is a huge fan of the Shabby Chic style and with her British roots it all comes together so well. Her home is proudly featured in the new Shabby Style magazine (at this time:-), which currently is only available in France.

oak tree cottage in florida
shabby style magazine
french magazine shabby style
romantic table setting
beautiful bed
cottage home in orlando

I’m also happy to have some of my photography in the new French Country Style magazine, which is available in the U.S. These were shots that I took at some French flea markets a few years back and I’m grateful for the opportunity to have these shots featured.

french magazine brocante by janet coon shabbyfufu
Saving the most EXCITING NEWS for last….we are flying to Atlanta on Saturday to pick up our two new babies!
If you’ve been with me for any length of time now you know that we had a darling Cavalier boy named Murphy that we lost just about 2 years ago now. Time heals and we are finally ready to take on these siblings….and of course I’ll keep you updated on their future progress.


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  1. Oooh Janet… I am happy about all of your photo shoots of course, but I am ecstatic over your new babies!!!… I too loved your sweet little Murphy and I know how much your hearts ached when he went to doggie Heaven… and now… the time is right for you to welcome these precious little furry faces into your life!… have you chosen names yet?… I can hardly wait to meet them!… doggie kisses sweet little puppies!… xoxo Julie Marie PS Don't you just love little "puppy breath"!

  2. Hi Ms.Janet ! Wow, you've shared some fabulous news !!!! First, I have also had the pleasure of getting to know Drena and she truly is a very kind, supportive, and suoer talented ! I couldnt be more thrilled for her, she must be so proud and excited over this ! Your pictures are amazing and I would be honored to have you come visit me someday !!!! Also, I did know about the loss of Murphy and we also lost our two boys two years ago. Its a very difficult situation to go through and know it takes a while to heal from a broken heart. No puppies for us but I super happy foryou ! Cant wait to see their pics and hear all about them !
    XO~ Stephanie

  3. Gee Singh Newbanks says:

    Congrats on the shoots. Beautiful homes the both of them. Thanks for the peek.
    Oohh new babies! As a relatively new Mom to a fur baby, ( 2 years, our first dog, a chocolate lab) I can relate!! Congrats on that as well. Happy flight and return home with your precious cargo.
    Hugs, Gee

  4. I am not surprised you have so much photography work at the moment, they are so lovely 🙂
    How exciting to be new parents again, they are too cute!

  5. Oh my, what beautiful homes. LOVE.
    You got two Cavaliers? They are sooo cute, and looks just like our Zita. She is now 3 years old.

    Have a great day

  6. Drena Bathemess says:

    Janet, Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity. I am very proud and very excited to have my home featured on your blog and in the beautiful "Shabby Style"!! It was so great to work with you on this project. Your talent is such an inspiration. I am blessed to have met so many wonderful ladies through this crazy, lovely, shabby, romantic world! And congrats again, on your new fur babies! Hope to see you again soon! xoxo Drena

  7. What beautiful homes! The photographs are fabulous, roses, roses everywhere, just marvellous.

    Blessings to your new babies

  8. MIchaela Staňková says:

    Dear Janet,thisi is amazing news!!!Beautiful magazines-beautiful homes!!!
    Have a nice weekend!!

  9. So wonderful to see your styling featured in these publications Janet. You do a fabulous job. Enjoy your trip to Atlanta tomorrow while you unite with your babies for the first time. So happy for you!!
    XO Hugs!!


  10. Beautiful phorography, Janet! You always have a way of finding the magic in a room and bringing it to life! Congrats on the magazine shoots! I wish these publications were sold here. The babies are adorable and I am so happy that you are ready for puppy love again. I know it's difficult at times for many reasons, but those two will bring your family so much love and fun! Can't wait to read more posts about them! Have a safe trip to and from! xoxo, Leena

  11. Oh my goodness they are so adorable! Can't wait to hear what you are calling them 🙂 Exciting!

  12. Congratulations on your features Janet!What beautiful homes and of course you know how much I adore yours too!Congratulations on your new baby's too oh my gosh they are adorable <3 .