So many magazines are closing shop: ME Home Companion, Cottage Living (one of my very favorite magazines, I have been a subscriber from the start... and no, Southern Living is NOT a good substitute), Domino and Cottage Living. As a professed magazine-aholic, I am getting really sad. What am I going to do every month as my mailbox gets emptier and emptier?
A couple weeks ago I got the final issue of Country Home and am happy to say they went out with a really nice issue. I pulled some inspiration from the pages yesterday while sitting in the late afternoon sun. Here is what I found:
I have painted stairs (really steep painted stairs) going down into my basement, but the stencil and pattern are a bit more old fashioned and the paint is much darker. They are looking a bit worn, maybe I need to update them.
Something about this room makes me want to relax on the sofa and read a book. Plus I love the pear fabric pillow on the sofa.
I am in love with the budget kitchen makeover... even if it is still out of my budget. Someday. Oh, the whiteware and yellowware bowls, the subway tile, the ball jars, the sink, the vintage scale...
Not only do the dishes look yummy, but I love the packaging.
And lastly, I think this recipe is going into my spring rotation. MMMM ginger.
Anyone else finding inspiration from the magazines and catalogs in your mailbox? Any suggestions on magazines worth taking a look at... I think I am going to go through withdrawal.