my only collection

I’ve never been a collector.  Quite the opposite, in fact.  I’m more inclined to purge items rather than hold onto them (which I sometimes regret later). 

But I do have one collection of sorts:

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Growing up, I admired the pages of the decorating magazines my mom would bring into the house from time to time.  I remember when Country Living magazine was all about “homespun”, and I watched their progression throughout the years with anticipation and delight.   Right out of highschool, I paid for my first subscription of House Beautiful.  Little did I know, that would be just the beginning of a burgeoning collection.

I owe a lot of my decorating ideas to the plethora of design magazines out there.  They all feed me a monthly diet of inspiration, which contributes heavily to “my disease”. 

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I was crushed when some of my favorites closed down.  Sniff.  I still miss them so.  It makes me treasure the back issues I’ve kept, and makes me all the more grateful for the magazines still up an running. 

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Never would I have dreamed that my own home would ever be highlighted in one of these.  

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So imagine my surprise when Romantic Homes featured my blog in their January issue!  Best of all, I’m surrounded by some of my favorite bloggy friends. I’m downright giddy about the whole ordeal and will likely stay beaming for quite a while.  

What a way to add to my collection!  Thank you Romantic Homes.

38 comments:

  1. I just bought my issue today and saw that you were in there, too!! I was so excited for the both of us. Congrats, Rie! :)

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  2. My stack of magazines looks a lot like yours...I can never seem to make it from cover to cover and just CAN'T bear to part with them!

    Congratulations on your feature, I will be looking for it!

    Happy Holidays, Rie!

    XO,
    Jane

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  3. Congratulations on the feature! I have the magazine collection also, they are just to fun to look at and I can't bring myselft to toss them out! My son's picture was in the country living reader profile last March and it is really exciting to see in print. I will look for your feature in Romantic Homes.

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  4. I suffer from the same disease! However, I have found a cure... I cut out and past into my "inspiration" scrapbook. What I love the most. It has helped with magazine clutter. I am not a clutter lover. I have my favorites that I cannot part with. But nothing soothes me like sitting down with a glass of wine, some music and my book of inspiration.

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  5. Congratulations! You and your home deserve to be center-stage. How exciting! I too mourne the loss of Cottage Living. It was my absolute favorite magazine ever, ever. I just had mine out last night drooling before bed! :)

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  6. ~*~I was so happy to see your beautiful blog featured in Romantic Homes! I purchase it every month too!! Maybe someday I will be featured...hmm..that would be wonderful. Congrats Rie..you truly deserve it my friend!!! HUGS, Rachel :) ~*~*~*

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  7. wow that is quite the honor, congratulations!

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  8. Oh, well done on your feature! You are a girl after my own heart, nobody can take my magazines away, everything else gets cleaned out regularly, hugs

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  9. I am exactly the same way with magazines and have been since high school as well. Being feaured is TRULY a thrill of a lifetime! I can only imagine your excitement! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Wow.

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  10. I can't seem to find that issue yet! I am excited to see all who is featured in it.Congrats to U! ~Cheers Kim

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  11. congrats! i have boxes of magiazines in basement from years ago...Country Living but that was back when there was hardley any add's and alot pic's of beautiful homes like your's

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  12. I was excited to get my new issues and see some familiar homes showcased in it. Congratulations on your well deserved feature!

    ~ Tracy

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  13. That is so exciting!!!!....you really deserve this. I will run out and get a copy!!!

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  14. I was so happy for all of my blogging friends when I looked through my copy of the magazine. I felt a little smug, thinking "I know them"!!
    LOL!

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  15. Congratulations Rie! I was wondering when you and your home would be featured in a magazine...you deserve it! I, too, love to collect magazines and look at them for years:). Can't wait to pick up Romantic Homes now:).

    ~Julia

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  16. Congrats on the well deserved spotlight Rie!
    Hugs~
    T

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  17. Congratulations! I have never seen that magazine here (in Canada) but it looks like a beautiful one, and an honor to be included in!

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  18. Congratulations, how extremely exciting!!!

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  19. Oh, how thrilling!! I'm going to have to pick up that issue. Your home, with its beautiful simplicity, is truly an inspiration!

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  20. oh cool! I just got my issue of Romantic Homes,... can't wait to see you in there!

    Cindy

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  21. Congratulations! Your home definitely deserves it. It's beautiful!

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  23. This is so well-deserved. I know the article will inspire many. xoxoxox So proud of you!

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  24. Not hard to imagine you would be in Romantic Homes Rie! You are so very talented & your home is just gorgeous. Congratulations!

    BTW....YES! I had trouble w/ the ink bleeding....I had to redo it once. Then I barely dabbed on a bit of citrasolv & quick wiped off the paper so not too much soaked in. A little tricky but thankfully the second time it worked :)

    xo,
    Shellagh

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  25. Congrats to you! That is so exciting to have your home in print. I am a magazine "collector" as well.

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  26. aHHH..I see there are other secret magazine hoarders other there too! lol Diana

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  27. love the feature. well done, and well deserved.

    have the loveliest of weeks.
    xo
    ~molly

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  28. Congratulations on your feature! I must tell you, that I also share your addiction. I have stacks and stacks of magazines. I just about wanted to cry when they quit making Cottage Living. Best wishes ♥ Tricia

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  29. I understand the magazine thing. I refer back to pages that I've kept over the years. I still miss Country Home arriving in my mailbox! J in WA

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  30. Congratulation, Rie! Your feature is so well deserved. Your beautiful blog is so inspiring~ I always look forward to every post!
    Hugs,
    Jill

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  31. So many of us have that same "collection" and love our rare back issues of magazines that have since closed.

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  32. woo hoo!!!! so so exciting! i will be picking up a copy in your honor, friend :)

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  33. I have the same disease as you. I have a huge collection of magazines...that the movers have loved to pack and move from WI to CA to TX to our current home in WA. I finally did purge some old Country Home and Country Livings from way back when.
    Think of the amount of money we have spent on our collections! I'd hate to know the amount...but it doesn't stop me from adding the next one.
    Ashlyn

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  34. I couldn't blame you for keeping these beauties. They're all worth keeping! Have a lovely day, Kellie xx

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  35. i too have the addiction, buti have learned to rip out the photos that really resonate with me for futre use...but certain ones...(country living, romantic homes) i have a need to keep the entire magazine..you just never know...haha..(also...i found you via the spot)

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  36. I am a purger too. But I have piles of decorating magazines, dating back to the 80s.

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  37. Congrats on the feature...how fabulous! Now I have to buy this copy.
    hugs,
    Sherry

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