After the business of last week with the grandkids here and nothing being done but playing, cooking, feeding, swimming, playing games, swimming some more, playing games again, going caving, etc., etc., I am enjoying the quiet here right now. David is working today, so I have the whole house to myself. Bliss.
I love to putter. Does anyone putter anymore or even have the time to putter in this hectic world we live in? I love having absolutely no where to go(I did have a doctor's check-up this morning, but I was in and out by 8:30) and no plans to work on a project, plant something or any real work. Well, I will be sweeping the rugs and washing the kitchen floors, but not right now.
I am rearranging our family room which will now be officially called my sewing room as this is where I handquilt my quilts or lay them out for pinning. I have a big wooden chest which use to be a toy chest where I now keep old magazines. Remember when magazines were worth keeping? There are still a few out there, but very few. I started saving Country Living magazines in the seventies. I also took Country Home. They both defined my home decorating for many years. My love of antiques began while reading these magazines. I needed to move the chest so I had to take all the magazines out and of course I got side-tracked looking at them.
I am going through the magazines right now, but none will be thrown away because I threw away all the ones I didn't want a long time ago.
This is the magazine that started me on my quest for antiques and decorating my home country. The October 1979 Better Homes and Gardens. A young couple about the age I was then had decorated their home with found things and antiques and I just fell in love. If I could meet them I would tell them they were my inspiration all those years ago. I wish Better Homes and Gardens would do a follow up story on them.
it still being published? I stopped taking it when it became more ads and glitzy city homes than true country homes. I miss it.