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'She Sheds' book cover shot in York County

William P. Kalina
York Dispatch

Carolyn Bupp, owner with her husband, Steve, of the flower shop Cross Creek Farm, and Sue Whitney, author and founder of Junk Market Style, seemed destined to be friends when they met at a trade show in Ohio.

The cover of author Sue Whitney's latest book "She Sheds" features a photo of her sitting on a shed built by Carolyn Bupp's husband Steve at their Codorus Township farm.

Bupp, who has long been a “junk market” aficionado, loved Whitney’s style. Whitney loved the flower market and barn Steve built for Cross Creek Farm in Codorus Township.

Whitney told Bupp her next book — her fifth — was called “Junk Market Style: She Sheds,” and Bupp mentioned that her husband builds custom sheds. In fact, he’d built one to serve as a production area in her flower cutting field. Whitney wanted to see it.

Whitney and a photographer visited the farm and photographed several angles that could serve as a cover shot for her book.

Cross Creek Farm and owner Carolyn Bupp, left, and artist and author Sue Whitney of Junk Market Style sit on the porch of a gardening shed during Whitney's visit to the farm in Codorus Township Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. Both will give talks during the PA Garden Show of York which runs March 2-4. Bupp will speak Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Whitney will speak Sunday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Whitney's next book, Junk Beautiful She Sheds, features a cover photograph of the shed on Bupp's property made by her husband, Steve. Show hours are Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. tp 8 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bill Kalina photo

“I usually do one to two cover shots, but there were so many great sheds and so many different options,” Whitney said.

Whitney and the photographer did shed photo shoots across the country, “from sea to shining sea,” she said. Bupp will be one of the featured subjects in the book.

“For the cover I had eight (photo shoots), but the color here is what makes it all pop,” Whitney said.

From the eight cover candidates, the Bupps' shed, with Whitney sitting on the porch, was chosen. 

The book is due out in the fall.

Cross Creek Farm and owner Carolyn Bupp creates an arrangement at the farm during a visit by artist and author Sue Whitney of Junk Market Style Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. Both will give talks during the PA Garden Show of York which runs March 2-4. Bupp will speak Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Whitney will speak Sunday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Whitney's next book, Junk Beautiful She Sheds, features a cover photograph of a shed on Bupp's property made by her husband, Steve. Show hours are Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. tp 8 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bill Kalina photo

Whitney and Bupp will give talks during the PA Garden Show of York, which runs March 2-4. Bupp will speak at 5 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Whitney will speak at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday.