Thursday, August 6, 2009

I've Adopted...

A whole bunch of magazines. A friend of my mom's, who is now a friend of mine, called to say she was weeding out and cleaning up. Did I want 8 miles of magazines? Are you kidding? It was like Christmas. For big kids. This is the beauty of blogging.

These are only some of the many magazines I will now be caring for.


Linda knew I would give them a good home and lots of attention.




And I have been giving them lots of attention. I am having a ball going through them. Veranda, Traditional Home, Southern Accents..some as far back as 1991.


There were so many I had to put them under my guest room bed. No room in the Inn under my bed. I may start leaving stacks around the house. I think these photos prove stacks of magazines can look just as good as books.



It's amazing how some of the homes were decorated almost 20 years ago and they still look good. Just goes to show that good taste never goes out of style.

Thank you so much Linda and don't forget you have very liberal visitation rights.

pictures from: Blue Hydrangea, This is Glamorous, Girl Meets Glamour, A Cup of Jo and Studio Freas

24 comments:

  1. The last time I saw these they were on our dining room table. So glad they have found a new home! And thanks for helping my mom declutter, she couldn't part with them if they were just going to the curb.

    -Susan

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  2. Susan,
    I have so much fun with your cute, stylish mom! And she told me about your fabulous job...I am pea green!!

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Sissy

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  3. I'm so glad you could give those magazine a good home!

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  4. I love magazines--- esp stacks of them. Adore all of these images.

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  5. awesomeness! if we lived closer i would be at your door with a bottle of wine in hand so we could peruse together.

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  6. May you find great inspiration in the stack! I also raid my mother's collection when I go home, it is like Christmas for big kids! Enjoy.

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  7. I'm jealous! I have stacks of mags all over the house, it drives my husband crazy!

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  8. Oh, I'm so jealous! I could spend hours looking through all of those!

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  9. oh, don't you know those magazines would drive Larry nuts. But I adore looking through old magazines and would never be able to part with them! I love the way they look stacked on your ottoman! xoM.

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  10. Wow! Lucky you! i just got a bunch of old country living & cottage living magazines, had a blast reading through them!

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  11. Wow - jackpot! can't wait for you to share some fun pages from them.

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  12. Yaaaay! I have stacks of magazines all over the house and I have to force myself to trim them down every now and then. Have fun!!

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  13. LOOOVe it. Your little reading nook is great. I adore that banana leaf fabric!! And the ottoman. Oh, the ottoman. What a delicious juxtaposition. Banana leaves and animal print.
    Still reading, just haven't been commenting much or posting much. Kids out of school and dealing with personal yuck stuff.
    xoxo

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  14. this would be a great surprise! love, love the sneak peek of your home.

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  15. That is amazing score. If only I had gorgeous built ins to store my mag collection!

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  16. And they just announced today that they are closing Southern Accents. So sad!

    Your mom is pretty cute and stylish too! Aren't we lucky.

    Love reading your blog every morning at work :)

    -Susan

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  17. Im so jealous!!! What a wonderful gift- just thinking of all the fun ideas thats in those pages makes me giddy!

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  18. i'm glad i'm not the only one who just can't part with decor magazines! i'm still trying to think of creative ways to make them all fit & neatly organized in our condo.

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  19. This is my dream come true, to have all those vintage magazines at home. Come by and check the new City Escapes series, it starts today. I would love for you to be a part of it.

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  20. So fun! Love magazines....but just read on Haven and Home that Southern Accents has folded too. What is life without all these great reads??!! I had to recycle a ton of mine late last year, but saved all the really good ones. Had to post about it as well! http://smyrnatownie.blogspot.com/2008/12/i-think-i-have.html

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  21. I L-O-V-E magazines - even my postman has commented on the number of magazines I receive :) I too am challenged with storage space for them - but they have been known to accumulate in piles in various rooms in our house, much to the chagrin of my hubby - SIGH.

    Looks like you hit the motherlode! Enjoy!

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  22. I wish I could peruse them with you! I am sure they are choc full of inspiration and future blog posts...

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