Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Where Are My Shelter Magazines?

Tired of snow, our horrible economy, joblessness, Octo-Mom? This is the perfect time to curl up with a stack of shelter magazines and catch up on home decorating ideas, but it's getting harder and harder to find those magazines. A year ago I would have been enjoying Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion (my house was featured in it one year ago), Country Home, O at Home, Domino, Blueprint, and Cottage Living, but they have all recently ceased publication.
These magazines were a wonderful source of inspiration and escapism.

Perhaps we could use a new shelter magazine on junk store, flea market and garbage picked decorating.

17 comments:

Rebecca Ramsey said...

I so agree. I'm still boo-hooing over Home Companion!

hope505 said...

"...a new shelter magazine on junk store, flea market and garbage picked decorating..."

no! You had me til 'garbage-picked' *haha!* how about 'upcycled' or 'repurposed'?
* : )

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

People with that eye--to find beauty in trash--they amaze me.

Kel said...

YES !!!!!
I hear ya!!!!!
Nothing gave me a lift like getting my sweet Cottage Living mag in the mail.
We're turning an old church into a cabin and that mag was my inspiration.
They replaced it with This Old House, lovely but
...BOO...WHO...
I loved my Cottage Living.
I too need something to fill the whole they left.

Superbadfriend said...

Brilliant idea, Linda. :)

I would subscribe to your magazine. It could be called "The Re-purposed Home" or "Tagged"

Sadness. I had no idea O at Home was no longer published.

Cha Cha said...

I want to be on staff at your new magazine! What a great idea!

I had no idea Domino was out, too. I've exhausted the design books at my library. Where else is a girl to turn for inspiration?

restyled home said...

You are so right. I am most sad about the loss of Country Home and Home Companion. Where will we see artists like you showcased now? I am also sad about our Canadian Home and Country folding. It was my favourite Canadian magazine...

It's depressing, really. I don't think we will see any new mags start up anytime soon.

~Sigh~

Linda

Coco said...

I think it is a great idea. I have also heard that some magazines quit printing and are going totally online only.

Coco

Heliotrope Tree House said...

Here, Here!!! Why are all of those magazines going away?

Heliotrope Tree House said...

Here, Here!!! Why are all of those magazines going away?

Linden said...

Hi Linda,

I've come to bring you good news! LoftLife magazine, is a new shelter magazine with a strong focus on sound design, contemporary furnishings, and sustainable living. I would love for you to check out what we are all about. The shelter world hasn't fallen just quite yet, LoftLife will prove that to be a farce! It's worth a read: www.loftlifemag.com

Best

Linden Hass
Photo Editor

Gabriela said...

Hello Linda,

Love these magazines!


~ Gabriela ~

Kristen said...

Are you serious?? I knew about Home Companion but not the others! WOW, that really stinks. I would LOVE a magazine on junk store, flea market, fun vintage collections & garbage picked decorating~ and who better to start a magazine like that than my friend Linda Crispell :) That's my Vote! Can I go ahead a place my order now??

Saucy said...

The magazines are falling at an alarming rate. More to follow, I am sure.

Unfortunately for all of us, junky celeb mags will likely continue on, to keep us all posted about Jessica's jean size and Jen's love life.

PJ's talking2.... said...

It makes me sad. I spent so many great hours reading those mags from front to back. I loved it back when they knew an antique when they saw one, tolerated them telling me to fill my house with garage sale stuff. Now they've left me... darn....

Missy Langley said...

I too am heart-broken over the loss of my favorite magazines. Home Companion was especially hard. I know I've done my part to keep these guys in business!!!

Babsarella said...

I am also missing several of these magazine. Most especially ME. Loved that magazine. Great idea about a thrift decorating magazine. Of course it would have to be printed on recycled paper!