Raise your hand if you, like me,
really miss our beloved, old Country Home magazine.
I have tubs full of old issues, much to G.O.’s dismay,
but I just couldn’t bear parting with them!
Exhibit A — April 2000
“But Kay, what inspiration can one get from a 17 year-old magazine?”
Turns out, a lot.
From London designer (+ one of my style icons), Cath Kidston:
Those framed maps are still very much on trend,
+ how much do we love those nautical quilts?
Look what I found from Fabric.com — this similar, retro-style fabric:
What’s not to love?
Tons of vintage goodness, with all that red + blue! I’m in!
Do we approve of the theme for a room?
Yes, I do, (sometimes!),
especially when they’re done with so much skill + good taste.
These rooms are wonderful —
they inspired me to go find other vintage cowboy stuff online!
+ + + + +
There’s a lot of vintage barkcloth on etsy + eBay:
More vintage barkcloth — drapery panels:
Disclaimer: sorry there are no links.
Most of this stuff had been for sale on etsy + eBay,
+ by the time I got there, had been sold.
+ + + + +
OMiGosh, how cool is this vintage radio?
What a darling lunch box!
People. You’re never going to believe this,
but this western-theme wallpaper is available
in our new, favorite designer, Cath Kidston’s, online store!
She has brick + mortar shops, too,
+ they couldn’t be cuter!
I visited her NYC shop in the SOHO neighborhood:
Sadly, that NYC store has closed,
+ it looks like there are no U.S. stores right now.
No worries. Shop online. I did already!
Here! Have fun!
These cuties are just a fraction of what I want to get.
(Seriously, I had to force myself to stop for this post.
There’s that much cool stuff!)
So. My 1st post from old Country Home magazines!
What are your thoughts? Still worth seeing?
Because trust me, I have many more!