Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Goodbye Cottage Living....

It is with great sadness that I have to bid farewell to my favorite magazine, COTTAGE LIVING:

I just got the notice yesterday that as of the Nov/Dec 2008 issue, it will no longer be published. Instead, I'll get SOUTHERN LIVING for the remainder of my subscription. Boo. I like SOUTHERN LIVING, but it's no COTTAGE LIVING.
Chris didn't seem to really understand why I was so upset. So, I had to explain to him why I loved COTTAGE LIVING so much. First of all, compared to SOUTHERN LIVING, it focused more on design. And not the super high-end multi-million dollar mansion type of design, but more humble smaller house design. They're motto was that bigger wasn't always better, and they celebrated smaller spaces and homes. I loved them for that. Also, even though the name sounds kind of "country", they really had great style - lots of very modern things mixed up with older stuff, which I *love*. Every issue had something in it that I really really liked. Take the above cover, for instance. Who would have thought to go and get the little pieces of wood that they cut off of the trunks of real Christmas trees (when you buy them, so they can absorb water), and make ornaments out of them by stringing multi-colored twine through them??? I wouldn't have, but COTTAGE LIVING did. And it looks fab.

I am really going to miss this magazine. *Sigh*

5 comments:

Linda said...

Oh, that sucks. I hope you have lots of back copies to help you through!

Krista said...

Oh wow, what a neat idea. You've made me upset they cancelled this magazine!

Jenny.Lee said...

Oh that's sad. I don't have a subscription but I do buy it often. :(

AmyJean said...

Aw that totally sucks :(

RelentlessBride

Blablover5 said...

That sucks. It's sad how many things are going under. I have a bad feeling a lot of magazines are not gonna survive.

 
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