Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Cottage

Have you bought your copy yet?  I love decorating magazines.  This one motivated me to pull out some of the Christmas boxes. I don't think anything could persuade me to pull out all of them after just getting unpacked 6 months ago.
In the meantime, I went back to work so my blogging has been delayed a bit.  The bad thing about sub teaching is no set schedule. Well, that's a good thing too, right?  The best part will be making a few bucks for the Christmas piggy bank.
These pictures are grainy, but just giving you a taste of the eye candy found in the magazine.

Simple is calling my name this year.  Simple wreath = charm.

I love it but I'll let someone else have a blue Christmas.

Rustic gives a warmth like no other.  
The dog print seals the deal for me.

These two are saved in my inspiration file for the candy theme we usually have in the kitchen. 

You'll pick this up over and again. 


Donnie said...

It looks lovely. I don't really decorate much but I live vicariously through others. I'll have to scan this while at Barnes &

Marydon said...

Some lovely ideas for Christmas decorating, but I can't do blue, at all.

Have a beautiful week ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Karen said...

Have not seen this magazine - but love what you have shown. You will not believe what boat I'm in & you have fit the bill on this one. I sat down this morning & happen to look at the calendar. I leave in 2-1/2 weeks, just got home Sunday night,will not spend Christmas at home. Do I decorate or do I not decorate?
Simple is beautiful this year! I'm sure the blogging girls will not believe that I had no tree! This is weighing heavy on the mind today.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I haven't seen it either! Although I did tag along to Lowe's with hubby yesterday and saw some beautiful holiday magazines and books! ♥

Natasha said...

How in the world did I miss that you are a substitute teacher? No wonder you and I are such a wonderful bloggy friends! I loved having a little bit of extra money coming in this year doing sub teaching and we are using it take an overseas trip! I might see if I can find a copy of that magazine on my travels!

Best wishes,

Julie Harward said...

I agree with you in all of the above...I love Christmas magazines too and blogs with so many great ideas! Have a great month! :D

Patti's Artful Design said...

Love those holiday picts, Tammy! Thank you for stopping by my blog with your sweet kindness! Happy Holiday decorating!

Blondie's Journal said...

I have to look for this magazine...I saw tons of things I love in the pictures...especially the rustic themes. Thanks, Tammy!


Janean said...

such christmas eye-candy - literally, in one case! a baby blue Christmas isn't my choice either...just sayin' but adore everything else.


Anonymous said...

I seem to drool over all the decor I'm seeing these days. I just love the holiday decorating, even if a project isn't something I'd tackle, I still love looking - oohing- and ahhhing :)

Cindy said...

Hello my dear friend,
I don't think we get that magazine in Canada. It's amazing what we miss out on here.
I love what you have shown us, though, wow, I could really go for a rustic Christmas, it is so warm and cozy looking. I can't do blue either, but it does look nice.
Thank you for a look at this sweet magazine.
I appreciate it. Back to work, eh? It will be nice for you to have the money, but I was just getting used to you blogging nearly every day. Oh well...
Love and hugs, cindy

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I love every bit of that Christmas inspiration! Thanks for sharing.


Diann said...

Hi Tammy!

Oh, this is one of those magazines that makes my eyes sparkle and, well, yes, I will confess, I drool a bit! LOL

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Looks like I need to check this one out...thanks:)


hip-chick said...

I just love that first one. So, so pretty.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Looks like a gret magazine!! I just picked up my issue of December's Victorian Homes! Lots of eye candy!
Thanks for stopping by. I am just getting time to make my rounds!

Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

Karin said...

I'm getting that magazine! Thanks for blogging about it. Love all your pics. Hey! We have something in common. My husband went back to school in his 30s to be a doctor. You will survive. Promise!

Jillian said...

inspiring indeeded! I'm ready to get out the boxes stuffed in the corner of our attic!

Bella Rosa Antiques

Southwest Cottage Designs said...

The red Christmas wreath is my fav, and oh what a rustic beauty of a tree! Love it!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

SIMPLE is for me this year too. I need to get this magazine!!!
Have a pretty day!

Dayle said...

I was a brave girl and finally did the deed ... the tree is up and stockings hung. Sometimes magazine can jump-start our motivation, that's for sure.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I haven't seen this magazine. I'll have to go searching for it. Yes, that sort of magazine would motivate you to pull out all the boxes after all.

Delchick41 said...

Hello! Thank you so much for the sweet comment over at my blog:) I thank you for well wishes for my father. He is doing much better thank you. I love magazines and especially this time of the year! The rustic is right up my alley but I LOVE the black wrought iron light fixture in the last example too. Take care and enjoy the season and the decorations galore around Blogland.

Cheryl at My Own Snug Fireside

Gail said...

Tammy, I love the first picture of the fireplace, OMGosh is it so inviting and so us, decorate in rustic-chic. Made me gasp, I have not seen this magazine before. What a treasure it would be to have on hand.
Thanks for visiting My Tin Shack and following, I will be following you as soon as I finish here.

Christmas Gal Chronicles said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I am not a follower of your blog also. I was just looking over the photos and LOVE the red wreath on the door. Absolutely my favorite. Is there anything more elegant and welcoming than a huge red wreath on the front door!?!

Happy Pink Saturday! (The dip recipe looks delicious...and even something I could manage! Can't beat a recipe with only two things to mix together and no baking involved!!)

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Tammy,

Yes, I've seen the magazine and glanced through it. There wasn't enough PINK and White in it..LOL But it is ALL pretty! I love that blue room.

Thanks so much for visiting with me.
Have a wonderful {Pink} day,
Stephanie ♥