Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Gorgeous New Treasures Just Listed!

Just a note to let you know that if you're looking for a special new treasure or two, I have just listed the first few batches of goodies in my Vintage Finds and China Closet Boutiques on the web site. Such pretty pieces await you ~ lovely Lefton roses, soft pink Fenton glass, french prints, vintage perfume bottles, antique silverware and much more. Be sure to stop in and have a peek! ~Stacy~

Monday, January 4, 2010

Romantic Winter Reading

The tree has been taken down, the goodies have all been eaten and the excitement of the Christmas season is now behind me. All I can see now when I look out the window is a frozen landscape of ice and snow and the promise of several months of dreary winter weather. Sounds kind of depressing doesn't it! One thing that really does pick me up though is to sit down with the issues of my favorite decorating magazines. Through multiple cups of tea and soft candlelight to keep my spirits high!, I disappear into the pages of my top three favorite periodicals namely Romantic Country, Romantic Homes and the ever elegant Victoria Magazine.

Romantic Country absolutely never disappoints me and with "Fabulous Fifi" at the helm, I don't think that it ever will! She brings a magical quality to this beautiful quarterly magazine that is just not evident in any other magazine out there. In this issue there are loads of interesting articles including how to throw a party "Fit For A Princess", a charming home in the article "Bring Home Paradise", a great romantic book review, a feature on an elegant home in "Splendor In The City" and much more more! Don't miss this issue, it's simply beautiful!

The February issue of Romantic Homes magazine has a feature article on Gloria Hill of Shabbytownusa. Gloria is an old acquaintance of mine from my early days on Ebay almost 10 years ago! Her home decor is simply breathtaking and one of a kind. There is also a sweet article on how to make your own yummy Valentine's Day cookies. I might have to try it out once I've recovered from all of the Christmas treats!

Victoria magazine is so timeless and classic and is a magazine that I have enjoyed for decades now. Nothing about this periodical ever goes out of style. The decor and fashions featured years ago would be equally at home today with romantic minded souls the world over. The current issue has a wonderful article on Margot Elena of Lollia Life products which I love! There is also a beautiful feature on antique lace, a feature on Pom Pom Interiors, advice on interesting shops to visit in Denver and an adorable silhouette art project that I may just have to give a whirl for Valentine's Day!

If you are looking for some beautiful and romantic magazines to read this winter that will inspire your home, your fashions and your peace of mind, then seek out these three titles to add to your bookshelf. ~Stacy~