I'm so looking forward to relaxing with some good magazines this weekend! My Romantic Country magazine came in the mail earlier this week and it was such a wonderful surprise to see it. Yesterday I went to the book store on my lunch hour and I picked up this Somerset Life magazine and thumbed through it....OH MY GOSH...so much eye candy! Wow it is unbelievably gorgeous! I just had to buy it even if it was expensive (about $15), it's really more like a book than a magazine so the price really wasn't that bad. Look at this lace below! I just had to read this article first and then when I finished reading it I realized I know who wrote this! It's Carol from Raised in Cotton! If you haven't been to Carol's blog before, please stop by, it's wonderful!
Friday, December 12, 2008
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Thank you all so much for your comments yesterday. A very good point was brought up yesterday~I'm 48 years old and I have been collecting things for my home since I was 18. I remember very well what it felt like to be 18 years old and starting out with very little but still wanting to make my home beautiful. I got married at 18 and we did not have any living room or dining room furniture! We had 2 beanbag chairs and a cardboard box that I turned upside down and covered with an old tablecloth. We would have candlelit dinners on top of that box while sitting in bean bag chairs! It's taken me 30 years to acquire the possessions I have. If you are young and reading this, my advice is to just buy things you love, things that are timeless, and things that are of good quality. Over time (and it goes by quickly) you will suddenly have a lot of beautiful things and wonderful memories of how you found them. I really believe that homes that have been decorated over many years look so much more appealing than those that were purchased all at once from a large store and have that same generic look that is in style now but wont' be in 5 years. I'm sure those of you that are around my age will agree with me on this, right?
Have a great weekend!