Cottage Books & Magazines…
I never really thought about how many books and magazines I store around the house…I guess it’s quite an investment I’ve made!!! Some are just displayed because they are beautiful!
My favorites are anything to do with Cottage Garden and Design. I refer back to these magazines and books throughout the year depending on the season!
So much information and ideas are found that give me new inspiration & gives me plenty to plan for.
Decorating magazines and books help me escape into the pages of these lovely homes. I imagine most of these homes do not have children because they are just too pretty and untouched.
I love a recent post by Life in the Fun Lane – about what really goes on in most of our homes while staging for the photo’s we share…its called “Reality”!!! Sometimes when I upload a post, I see Charlie, my Shih tzu in the picture or some random accessory I am so used to seeing, I didn’t even notice it when I took the picture!
A few heirloom books…the Mickey Mouse Books below is what I learned to read first, now my daughter keeps them safe in her room!
I have a sitting room in the master bedroom where I have miscellaneous books stored.
This is my collection of Victoria Magazine (1999 – 2001)
Now, don’t laugh….I’m not really interested in cooking! I’ve tried – but I have such picky eaters…that its just not worth the energy! so here is my stash of dust collecting Cook Books! Not many, right?
Anyway – I hope you enjoy seeing the way some of my books and magazines are displayed, as they are always at arms length & easy for me to get to!
Happy Reading Day…
To see what I am linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label…
I have every Romantic Home issue since they started and a few years ago they sold binders for them...so most of my older ones are neatly in binders now.
Love your old Mickey Mouse books...and how cute that your daughter has them in her room now. I love books, too...as I see you do. The problem is finding the time to read! Hugs--Diana
Thanks for sharing!
Don't you just love books and magazines...I just can't seem to get enough of them. Since moving to the country into this little cottage I just don't have room for a lot of my magazines so I'm afraid most of them are in boxes in our storage building outside. You've got some real nice ones that I'd LOVE to read...nice collection and nicely displayed too. I like having my magazines close at hand. Enjoy your reading and have a wonderful week!
Thank you for stopping by my Southern Lagniappe blog, and for taking the time to leave a comment. I'm so glad it led me to your "Fishtail Cottage."
I appreciate your invitation to participate in your Cottage Flora Thursdays, and will look forward to getting to know you better through your stories and pictures.
And don't get me started on my interior books...I could happily chatter about them all day!!
Very pleased indeed to be your new follower!
I thought I was bad with all the books and magazines. I am going through some of mine and giving them away and donating some of them. I am sure I will start adding to the shelves, and table tops. I am like you girl they just look so peaceful with the decor.
Thank you for sharing :)
I'm a bookaholic too and love to be surrounded by them. Your collection of Victoria magazines is impressive.
But, I do love cooking and have more cookbooks than decorationg ones. At the last count I had 9 Jamie Olivers, and 2 of those I didn't even realise I had, until I checked!
Of course, for me - Victoria is a collectible! I have all classic and the new - a delight -
Hope you have a wonderful day,
Never could I throw out Victoria, Romantic Home, Romanatic Country and all the beautiful hard covered books. I have donated to Good Will at time when I really had to make more room if I wanted any current publications coming into my home. Should I tell you that even then, the parting was too difficult and I found my book and bought it back! My hubby and I love to do the antique stores but now on retirement budget most items as just "eye candy". However, the other day I was enchanted with my bag of 5 vintage Good Housekeeping magazines, 50 cents each, good condition and I was thrilled. On your shelf you have a Nursery Rhymes and Songs, I read that to my own children. Ahh the beautiful memories. I am also a mom that made a huge deal out of getting each of my children a library card when they were 3. See why this post just touched me soul?, lol. Blessings.