Monday, April 13, 2009

My magazines: Here, there and everywhere!

Add ImageI keep some of them in here . . .


There are more in here . . .


A short stack over here . . .


And a few over here . . .


Of course I'm referring to my collection of magazines and I have a hunch that you have stashes of them, too. When I see a good cover, I peek inside and if there is at least one photo that makes me GASP! – I'm in.


I just picked this one up last time I was food shopping. BHG magazines are 10% off at Home Depot but I couldn't wait. It's a Best Of and being such a magazine maniac, I have many of the issues originally featuring the design idea "re-runs." Like this page (below) which completely inspired the color palette of my living room:


Lots of cool ideas I hadn't seen before, too, like this . . .


and this . . .


And here is a little hint of someplace you'll find me next month . . .

I'm too excited to say anything more just yet!

xo

35 comments:

cottage farm villa (cottagecharm) said...

don't know what your clue means...but I am not as knowledgable about things in blogland as others.....now you got me real curious!!!!

i was hoping that you were going to give some real good tips on what to do with all those magazines. Mine and here, there and everywhere too!

Erin said...

Oh my word. I love magazines. I have about a million. I just can't part with them. They are all over my house and taking over my guest bedroom. Is there help for my condition?

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

I too am a magazine addict, lol! I have soooo many and I cant seem to part with them! My mom and I even trade them back and forth to seem like we have less, lol! PLEASE tell me how you are getting in to these magazines!! I Want in one so badly, it has always been my dream! Congratulations to you sweetie! I am in love with your home!
Hugs,
Amy

Stephenie said...

Love all the magazines..Mine are everywhere too...I always get inspired from magazines...
Can't wait to find out more about where you'll be next month...Have a great week..
Stephenie

Lisa said...

I am the same way with the magazines! They are a lot like bunnies...they keep multiplying!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh so very exciting Elyse! I can't wait to see where! xox

debi @ life in my studio said...

Well, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do! We all need our magazines! It sounds like you buy yours the same way I do...good cover...at least one yummy pic inside...and all systems are go!
Have a great week,
Debi

KatCollects said...

I am a magazine maniac, I have a hard time getting rid of them. I love looking through them for inspiration. I can't wait to hear your good news!
Hugs,
Kathy

Amy C said...

yeah for magazines, I love them and I could spend many many on them, one of my favorites is Marie Claire Maison the french version, I should do a few scans sometime.
I love your pretty plates.

The Old Painted Cottage said...

I love magazines, and I love clues even more...can't wait to see what the big secret is!

By the way, thanks for leaving that sweet comment on my blog. I'm still here, just busy as a bee!

oxox
Jennifer

TattingChic said...

Elyse!!! Thank you so much for your VERY sweet comment you just left on my Easter post!!! I think that you left your comment EXACTLY when I was getting ready to publish my new post! I will go and edit and add that! I cannot tell you how much that means to me! I was not having the best day..feeling lonely and having to call off sick for a migraine and that was just like getting a big hug! You have no idea! Thanks for being such a sweet bloggy friend. I don't mean to gush, but please know that it is all from the heart! Big (((HUGS))) to you, sweet friend!

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Ohhh that was fun to see where your magazines are stashed! I have a ton of them too and always say I am going to go through and sort them but never do. I can't wait to see your surprise, I wonder if it has something to do with a magazine??

xo Heather

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Love, love, love magazines. I try to keep them near a chair just in case I need an idea fix and inspiration for a redo! Our Joann's Fabrics was having a fixture sale so I bought 2 upright magazine stands for $10 each. I have them on an older blog post. My daughter uses one of them for her piano/music booklets. Sounds like you are featured in an upcoming magazine. If I'm right, congratulations!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Hi Elyse.. looks like we have something in common! hehehehe we collect magazines! tonnes of them and at every nook and crannies one can find! hehehehe..

and I really love you blog.. such an inspiration for me..

have a great day! take care!
Fittys

Jodie from the team at cherrymenlove.com said...

Magazines are great for finding ideas and being inspired, although it does get hard after a while to find new homes for them all!
Your home is so pretty.
Jodie
x

Madeline said...

I have magazines all over, too. I like to look at them over and over again. The pictures can be so inspiring! :) Madeline

Claudia said...

I love magazines! I have too many of them in my little cottage. Where to put them is the eternal question! I have that same Flea Market edition and it is full of eye candy. By the way, I haven't heard of the shop you mentioned ~ it is south of my house ~ but when I get back here for good, I'll definitely pop over there.

KarenHarveyCox said...

I love magazines too...stacks and stacks of them. Especially Somerset Studios special editions. I browse through them all the time for inspiration. I can't wait to see what you are up to!
Karen

erin said...

What magazines are you drawn to? I love decorating mags, but my latest, really bad habit is the Somerset Studios magazines. I love so many of them and they are so yummy and have a price to match. Of course I keep them. I also religiously keep my Mary Engelbreits, most of the other I try to toss, but I do keep a few of the Cottage-y mags when they really appeal.

Erin :)

FrenchGardenHouse said...

This is a post I can relate too, we have magazines pretty much everywhere around here. They are such an inspiration, aren't they?? Thanks so much for the visit today.
and I can't wait to see you in there!:)

xo Lidy

LaurieStar said...

Hey Elyse!

My oldest is not on spring break until next week, and he's traveling away with his Dad the entire week - so I'm starting to freak out!
Thanks for your nice comments on my shop. I feel the same way about your things. The only suggestion I have is to take notes as to what you consign, at what price. That way - you will have a record of it - and you will know what is a good seller and what is not. I'm sure you will do well. Please keep me informed! :)

LaurieStar said...

PS - and yes - I have a hoard of mags too! Of course! :)

Cathy said...

Spill it Elyse!!!!!

Where are you going? That pic is beautiful.

Sunny and cool here today.

xo Cathy

Anonymous said...

I love magazines too. They can generate so much inspiration...but it's easy to find yourself in the midst of magazine clutter. Thanks for your tips Elyse!

Janet

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

OMG where are you going to be, whereever it is it's going to be exciting!! I have mag's everywhere too and when I saw the one you just got I was all excited, thought ohhhhh I have to go get it then remembered I have no car today ): darn it! I can't wqait to see what your up to, I also have a surprise next month too.
Hugs~Kelly

shabbyscraps said...

i cut out the same photos you liked! They were so pretty!
xoxo, Tiffany

Barbara Jacksier said...

I'm so glad you found my blog because now I've found YOURS!

After editing magazines for a gazillion years, you can only imagine what my house looks like.

XUE said...

America is THE best place for crafters! Fabulous supplies & wonderful magazines!

Glitter and Bliss said...

I stash magazines everywhere too. I can't get enough!! If I ever need to cheer myself up, I grab my favorite magazines and start flipping through the pages. Works every time........

The Cottage Girl said...

I have been a magazine collecter since I was a teenage in the 70's. It started with Seventeen magazine.

Now I have stacks and staches of, garden, home and craft magazines all over the house. Many are secretly hidden inside something else such as the ottoman purchased for lift the feet and hiding my mags!

This is one of those "I'm not alone" moments after seeing everyone's else's confessions of magazine collecting!
The Cottage Girl

Jen Kershner said...

I have the same magazine problem. I bet you aren't surprised. I love seeing pics of peoples decorating books so I can check out the titles and see what I'm missing. I will check out that magazine for sure.

Bethany said...

Great post. Love the bench of pots.
So excited about your news. Yipee.

Elyse said...

Hi, again, big Sis!!

I have stashes of magazines everywhere, although I must admit that mine are not nearly as neatly tucked away in drawers as yours are. Most of mine are hiding underneath the coffee table. Bad, bad, I know!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend! Any great plans??

xo, Lysie

Shabbyfufu said...

Hi Elyse~I have saved magazines for probably at least 15 yrs now, or more~lol! Mr. Fufu definitely can't understand why I need these around taking up way too much room. Congrats on your upcoming magazine feature! ~xo~ Janet

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Oh!!!! I am busting at the seams here with MY PEN!! I just know it must be something fabulous!!!!

You are a kindred spirit, for sure. I have magazines everywhere. I will have to get me that new copy!! LOVE the room with the farmhouse table. Totally the colors I adore!!!

xoxo
Becky