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What do you think is behind these unassuming magazine holders?
Every issue of Cottage Living, from the very first issue in September of 2004 to the last Nov/Dec issue of 2008. They hold a place of honor in my nicest holders on the living room shelves. And they did not leave during the living room makeover.
As you may suspect from the name of my blog, this magazine was dear to my heart and I loved every one of these and read them cover to cover. Numerous times.
I’ve gotten many magazines over the years (too many? *ahem* maybe…) and only felt the need to save one other, Do It Yourself, mainly because of the tutorials and information in them.
Cottage Living was the only one I saved just for the content. It spoke straight to me and all the things I enjoy: simple and hands-on decorating, reusing, gardening, and even cooking.
There were always too many things to tear out, so I just had to keep them and find a place for them.
Simple window treatments. Warm, happy colors. Sink in and put-your-feet-up furniture. Mixing in things you inherited from grandma.
And all within the realm of possibility, cost-wise and ability-wise.
White cupboards. wood counters. Stainless appliances and accents. Lots of windows.
And kitchen islands. Oh, how I wish I had room for a cool kitchen island that used to be a table.
I’ve not found any magazine to match, though I still get Country Living which occasionally comes close.
So I find myself every once in awhile grabbing a cup of tea, and curling up on my sink-in-and-put-my-feet-up couch and losing myself in these past issues.
And I’m inspired again. It’s not much, but it works for me.
Anyone else miss this magazine? Have old issues? Please tell me I’m not the only one!
Hi, I'm glad you're here! I'm Jami and at AOC you'll find simple whole food recipes, easy DIY projects, organic gardening tips, plus what I call my "cottage mentality" which celebrates imperfections, embraces simplicity, and finds joy in everyday life.