Friday, June 14, 2013

Good Reading

Hello Everyone!

Happy Friday!  It is Father's Day weekend now.  Do you have any special plans for the "man" in your life?  We plan on having a relaxing weekend and cooking out.  

I wanted to share a few new magazines that came home with me recently.  They are just the thing for sitting on the porch and pouring over for some great decor inspiration.  


The one on the left is all about summer living.  Quite appropriate right now, don't you think?  It is full of water front homes that have a bit of coastal cottage decor.  Here's a peek.




This home is located in Canada and the owners own a home interiors shop.  It's an amazing home!

In the next magazine, it's full of cottage style in my favorite shades of "white"!  There are some bloggers homes featured too that you will probably recognize.

Marilyn Thompson's home from A Beautiful Mess.


Dusty Lu's home.


Miss Mustard Seed's home.


So, if you're looking for some great summer inspiration, these magazines would definitely fit the bill.  The magazine with all of the blogger's homes featured is actually an Autumn issue though.  

Also, thought I would share a new pillow design that I used in my kitchen.  I'm loving adding a little bit of pattern around my kitchen table.


It coordinates perfectly with the place mats and other pillow I'm using in here.


Hope you all have a great weekend!  

Thanks for stopping by.

~ Kelly ~

24 comments:

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Thanks for sharing a peek into your mags Kelly :-) Featuring some truly beautiful homes... Have to get ma a new batch for some relaxing evening flipping through.
Happy Friday.....
Hugs. Gee

Judy said...

hi kelly,

thanks for sharing your magazines...i rarely buy them anymore as they have gotten so pricey! i wanted to mention that the one you say is Melaine Thompson's from A Beautiful Mess....her blog is My Sweet Savannah and I don't believe that photo is of her house...maybe it belongs to A Beautiful Mess blog.

Victoria's Vintage Designs said...

I love magazines too & I have so many subscriptions... I don't have time to read them so they pile up until we take a road trip!! Hoping to fit a few in this weekend. Have a great weekend!

Deserae said...

Looks like you picked up some fabulous magazines! I will have to look for them when I am out and about this weekend!!! Love your new pillows too :o) Have a great weekend!
~Des

Penny@The Comforts of Home & From Harvest To Table said...

Love that new pillow! Those mags look like great reads.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Love the new pillows! I also love that white pitcher on the table...looks like I'll be adding one more thing to that Hobby Lobby list. :) Enjoy your weekend and hope your hubby has a fantastic Father's Day! We plan on grilling out too and you've reminded me I have a ton of magazines sitting around that I have to catch up on. :)

AntiqueChase said...

The picture you have as Melanie is actually Marilyn's house.. I've been there and bought from her garage sales... how lucky is that!!! Even better in person!

At The Picket Fence said...

Love the new pillow Kelly! And there is just nothing like getting to peruse new magazines. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :-)
Vanessa

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Happy Father's Day to hubby!!
Great mags. I have stopped buying them. I have so many Mr WWH says we could go into a business selling used.... lol
Have a great weekend!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Enjoy your reading and hope you find some inspiration or at least some relaxing time. I had to laugh at the photo of the House & Home magazine. It is a Canadian classic but obviously they crop out the Canadian part of the title above House when they sell it in the US.

Stacey said...

Kelly, your table is just beautiful! It looks so springy and fresh.

Nothing ever takes the place of a good magazine. Does it? My hubby is going to be out of town next week and I'm already looking forward to laying in bed with books and magazines. :)

Andrea said...

I've subscribed to house and home for years, although here it is called 'Canadian House and Home, Canada's Magazine of Home and Style'. They also used to have a great hgtv show years ago. I wish it was still on! The other mag looks great too!

Andrea said...

I've subscribed to house and home for years, although here it is called 'Canadian House and Home, Canada's Magazine of Home and Style'. They also used to have a great hgtv show years ago. I wish it was still on! The other mag looks great too!

Down to Earth Style said...

A throw pillow in the dining room is so pretty. Love the pattern of yours. I keep yelling "stop throwing the throw pillows" at my boys so I ended up putting all mine away in the linen closet.

cynthia lee designs said...

I've been looking for the new Romantic Country issue, but I haven't seen it here yet.
Love your new pillow. I have some new pillows that I want to put out, but I'm worried that my puppy will try to chew them...so in the closet they are staying for right now.
Have a great weekend.
hugs,
Cindy

Bliss said...

Enjoy the BBQ!

Missy George said...

Very inspiring pics..Love the homes..Have a good weekend..

Anne said...

I will have to pick those magazines up! Oh what pretty pillows and place mats a perfect pop of color!
xx
Anne

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

The pillow truly goes well with the other fabrics in the kitchen. Hope you guys had a great weekend. I suprised Ryan taking him out to eat after Church...I told him I had to stop at Michael's real quick which is across from a Logan's. It was a surprise because we don't usually go out to eat. LOL

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Gorgeous with all that white decor, but for the life of me....how do people live with a white decor. It would be dirty in my house all the time with a husband and pets!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

The magazines look wonderful...thanks for sharing that today!!..love your new pillow..your kitchen always looks so fresh and inviting!!

must love junk said...

I always enjoy getting my Romantic Country! Your kitchen looks just beautiful :)
Susan

Sue said...

Hi Kelly....I love a good magazine...and add beachy houses and that's a winning combination....I love your kitchen table with those beautiful pillows...your house is so peaceful....

Sandy said...

Hi Kelly,

Love your pillow pattern! I also love the cup holder (bottle holder) on your buffet. Where did you get that? Haven't blogged in a long time (dealing with some health issues) but plan to be back soon. Redoing my living room in a cottage coastal style and hope to reveal it in about 4 weeks! Finally the dark red accent wall will be going and I hope to get some plantation shutters on my large bow window. I enjoy keeping up with all the little changes and tweaks at your home.