August 06, 2007

Stacks and Stacks



I've been lucky enough to find a lot of gently read, bargain priced copies of magazines lately. They are patiently waiting for that elusive time when the kids head back to school and I have a moment to myself. I'm looking forward to the chance to sit with piles around me and flip through them without guilt because there is nobody I need to be playing with, nothing else I need to be doing. I've heard rumors of such things happening. I hope to have that experience for myself very soon. For now, I will continue to collect them while Sweet Hubby shakes his head in that way that lets me know that he thinks I'm a little crazy, but that it is one of the many things he finds so charming about me.




If I were forced to choose a favorite magazine I would be torn between Country Home and M.E.'s Home Companion, however looking at the spines of these Country Home magazines I can't help but be drawn to how beautiful they look stacked up, and I think that might give them the advantage.

28 comments:

  1. Ooh, I bet you can't wait to start reading those.
    I love Country Home magazine.
    It is relaxing to just sit and read a pretty magazine.
    Rosemary

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  2. Love those magazines too! And for those of us who wish we had more time to read them, at least we can enjoy how pretty they look sitting there!

    I just found your blog and have been enjoying looking around! I love ME magazine, too. My subscription ran out and I've been missing it! Thanks for sharing!

    Melissa

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  3. I am so jealous. I love reading magazines but just can't spend the money on them and have never seen any used. Have fun reading yours- you deserve the break.

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  4. Hi Jen',
    Great finds! You will enjoy your future quiet time with all that great reading and dreaming...I'm embarrassed to admit I likely have each and every one of those magazines. I have a magazine problem and buy all of those that appeal to me. My favourites are also Country Home, M.E.'s magazine (I've suddenly drawn a blank on the real name) and also Canadian Home and Country (a real gem for those of us who love vintage, farmhouse style). My biggest problem is that I can't seem to get rid of any. You think your husband shakes his head...

    Linda

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  5. Sounds like something definitely to look forward to! I usually look at magazines at night before going to sleep. I find I'm too tired to concentrate on reading and looking a pictures is about all I can manage LOL! ME is my fav. I've kept every issue beginning with the the first one!

    Manuela

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  6. the overflowing magazines looks a bit like my coffee table. and the shelf under the coffee table. and the basket next to my comfy-chair. I love the first week of the month because that's when I get Martha, Mary, Cottage Living & Country Living. I may have a magazine addiction. And Victoria come October!

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  7. I save my favorite magazines for bath tub time! Now ...if I could just figure out a way to read blogs in there...

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  8. I agree, I love my ME magazines, but since they only come out every two months... it takes a lot of waiting! I get all my Country Home magazines from a flea market booth for $1 a piece... and now I think I'll have to get a subscription. I'm hooked.

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  9. Oh no! There are actually some that I missed? I get Country Living, but not those. This is bad, very bad - you know I have a "problem" with magazines...
    Heather

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  10. I love Country Home magazine, also, Jen. Those stacks of magazines do make a pretty picture.

    I've challenged you to a little tag. Details in todays post at the back porch.

    Pat

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  11. I love all the magazines you've shown, but my favorite is going to be coming back soon, Victoria.

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  12. Hi, My Name is Penny and I am a Magazine-aholic!

    I subscribe to Country Living, Country Home, Cottage Living, ME Home Companion, Southern Lady and Romantic Homes.

    I also pick up at the newsstand, BG&Garden Creative Homes (probably becauce my mosaics were featured in it :-) ), and three British Magazines; Country Living, Period Living and Country Home and Garden.

    My husband just shakes his head and smiles too.
    Penny

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  13. I hear you Jen! And you will so enjoy that little bit of time to yourself to read your magazines in peace! Right now, Mary Engelbreit's magazine is my favorite, although I love quite a few others too. And thank goodness for blogs - amazing talent and photos for us to take in EVERY DAY. Life is good!
    xo,
    Kim

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  14. I save just about all my mags and refer back time to time....again and again! cherry

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  15. I found a huge stack of Victoria back issues while thrifting a few weeks back for, get this...a DIME each. I can totally relate to your passion for magazines.

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  16. I have 'stacks & stacks', too!!!...I do most of my catching up during the winter months...too busy in the summer!!!...give me a Sat. night with a stack of magazines...heaven!!...Lacy

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  17. Jen,
    What a pretty stack of magazines. I used to get Country Home until it became too full of advertisements. It drove me crazy that they would have a huge add on one page then tiny pictures of the cute rooms and homes on a sliver of the opposite page. From the comments here I plan to revisit my once favorite magazine, maybe things have changed.
    You can tell I'm getting old when advertising is all it takes to drive me crazy ;)
    Enjoy reading all your treasures when you get some much deserved, I'm sure, free time.
    Sue

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  18. Jen
    Just wanted to tell you I nominated you for the "Nice Matters" blog award. Check out my blog for details:>)
    Kathleen Grace

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  19. ME always tops my list, but I do so adore the spines of CH these days. It's just like fabric... so lovely!

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  20. What a treat! I love the same magazines and keep a lot of the older ones because I like to go back through them.

    Depending on what room I'm focused on at the time, the mag can look completely NEW after a few months.

    Add Country Living and Romantic Homes to my list of favorites.

    Kimberly :)

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  21. Its so wonderful to have an afternoon alone on the porch with refreshment and a stack of lovely magazines. Hope you enjoy them!

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  22. I agree with you. Country Home is my favorite. The other day I looked through a current Mary Engelbreit mag and thought it was mainly ad's and craft projects rather than inspiring decorating photo's. I used to subscribe a few years ago but let it go. I am excited about the new Victoria magazine coming out again. That used to be my favorite by far.

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  23. ME and Country Home are two of my favorites as well. I have a real magazine addition problem. I buy American, French (can't speak the language)and British magazines and now my latest, Canadian House and Home. I need help!!

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  24. I'm a magazine junkie too..ha. I enjoy the Country Home magazine as well..lots of nice decorating ideas.
    by the way..we (my hubby and I) have an online e-zine that you might enjoy also. It is called Small Town Living..at www.stliving.net
    We are hoping to get it onto news stands soon.

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  25. Hi Jen, I have my Country Home mags in a book shelf all together so that all of the wonderful colors and patterns can be seen. I love looking at them (and reading them of course). I love ME magazines as well. I get quite a few and it feels like a present whenever I get one - don't you think? It's so fun (I just got the new Country Living September issue :o)

    allie
    www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

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  26. Good Morning, I love stacks of unread magazines. Oh, the possibilities... It looks like you have the October 2006 issue of CH in that pile. My apple pie recipe is in that one!!! I was a minor celebrity, "pie famous", for a bit after that one. I can just smell a fall apple pie now. Enjoy! Vicki at Hollyhocks.typepad.com

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  27. OH, now I remember, I guess I DID come here before and promptly forgot to add you to my favorites! Old age, the memory is the first to go! Now, I am heading right over to get you on my list so I will visit more often!

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