I love my shelter magazines.
As a teenager, I would forego buying a tube of lipstick and buy a House Beautiful or a
Better Homes and Gardens magazine instead. It brought me hours of joy dreaming of interiors
I hoped to have someday.
I must admit, I am a magazine hoarder and keep special issues or boxes of a favorite magazine.
I have magazines dating back many years that I do not want to venture to admit.
One day, I remember taking out a few of my favorite issues of Southern Accents,
which is no longer in print 🙁 . I took them along to read on a trip.
I love to see homes and rooms that were featured in magazines many years ago,
looking to see what has stood the test of time. Classic designs vs.trends
and even trends that have morphed into a classic.
I was reading an issue of Southern Accents (2006) and came across an article
that I am sure that I had read, but stayed hidden in the corners of my memory banks.
I looked at the article and there he was, Loi of Tone on Tone.
They featured his gorgeous shop Tone on Tone in Bethesda, Maryland.
I texted a picture of this article from 2006 to Loi right away.
We both had a chuckle!
I am over the moon happy that my hydrangeas are blooming again. All four of my hydrangea shrubs.
Recently, I ran across one of my favorite magazines,
while trying to purge my “collection” . . . an issue of Southern Lady (Jan/Feb 2014)
I loved this simple vignette/centerpiece.
So I got to work to try to re-create this.
I have often done this before using a book or magazine cover.
You can view what was my latest of my “book cover copy cat“
My white hydrangea shrubs are just starting to bloom and not enough blooms
to fill the pitcher, so I clipped some from the large hydrangea bush of purple and pink.
I got a thumbs up for another simple centerpiece for the dining room table
that is easily moved when it comes to mealtime.
Are you a magazine hoarder like me? I am really trying to let go
and I believe that I am on the road to doing so.
I took a very large bag to my doctor’s office for the waiting room.
However, I am not sure just how many ended up there. The office staff really loved them!
Have a great day!!!