I FOUND MY HUTCH! That’s right, the last of the Christmas decorations went to the basement this past weekend and things are clean (okay, by now relatively clean). So a couple of people asked me about my collage in the photo. Magazine clippings.
I will admit (and not apologize for) a magazine addiction. There are two magazines that escape the scissors. Bon Appetit & the now defunct (sob) Gourmet and British Country Living. One: there are too may great recipes and articles in the former and Two: British Country Living has TOO many amazing photographs (i know at least Beegirl hears me on this one).
Most get chopped, and sorted into binders (or in piles waiting for binders): Cooking….Baking…..Home….Crafts….Garden….Entertaining/Gifts
The pictures here were clipped from two issues of Artful Blogging as inspiration. When I moved into the new house, I thought about economical ways to bring pictures into the house and this was one I came up with. I bought two frames, laid out the clippings and lovingly taped them onto the piece of paper that comes in the frame when you buy it. Now here is a funny trick. On the back side of each of these (on the other side) are two more collages, both for fall, that I switch out.
In all honesty I thought it was a really clever idea and I have more frames (and more clippings!) sitting upstairs to do. Once we are finished painting the upstairs I hope to actually get some frames on the walls. I am eyeing those gorgeous drawings from the back of Cooks Illustrated to frame for the kitchen. In the meantime, there still sits about a dozen back issues of MSL in the closet, and sorry Martha, you are being dropped this year. Yes, believe it or not British Country Living has stolen your place in my heart.