Vintage Style Magazine

Have you seen the new special issue of Country Almanac?  It is Vintage Style, A Makeover Issue published by Harris Publications. I am confused because Country Almanac ceased publication in 2006, at least as far as I know.  However, this magazine is available for $9.95 before discounts.  You can find it online as well.

I found it at Sam’s Club.  I am halfway through, and although I was excited to see another special issue having to do with vintage items or decor, I am not that excited about this one.  I am trying to figure out why?  It just doesn’t have enough use of vintage items.  Most of the articles show homes that use vintage items in their decor.  All of them seem to be overly crowded or too dark. I didn’t see many new ways of using vintage items.

So have you seen the magazine?  What do you think?  I really would love to know if you like it or not.  I want to encourage companies to keep putting out these special issues, but this one just isn’t doing it for me, but I am sure others will like it.

Secondhand Treasures Magazine

My son, JV, is participating in a basketball camp this week for 1.25 hours a day.  I live 10 minutes away from Bismarck, so when I take him, I do not come home.  I would barely get home and have to go back.  This morning I woke up with a horrible pain in my back behind my shoulder-blade.  Have no idea what I did, but it has been so painful all day.  I haven’t been able to do much, or I get hit with shooting pains. That is the bad news

The good news is that I decide to walk the aisles of Target while I waited for my son since I couldn’t do much else, and my shoulder didn’t hurt any worse while walking.  I found a couple of food items on sale.  When Target has sales on food, they can have some great sales.  So I went to the checkout and purchased my items.  I grabbed my bag…slowly.  As I turned to leave the words, “Secondhand” caught my eye on the rack.  I felt my heart beat a little bit faster…what can this be?  I picked up this.

Photo of front cover of Secondhand Treasures Magazine by Source Interlink Media

A 128 page magazine on searching for, selling and repurposing second hand treasures.  Am I dreaming?

I had not heard of this special magazine before.  I picked it up and quickly paged through it.  It was beautiful.  So I walked to the next register and bought it.  It was marked at $9.99 but it rang up for $4.95.  Even better for a deal hunter like me.

Since I can’t do much tonight, I have started looking through this lovely little find.

Photo of page 64-65 of Second Hand Treasures

Not only is this a magazine about a little passion of mine, it has stunning photography, and so far, interesting articles.

Photo of pages 108-109 of Secondhand Treasures

There is even a section on repurposing or recycling treasures that are found.

I have done an online search and can not find it anywhere.  I even went to the Publisher’s website and can’t find it there.  Amazon doesn’t even have it. So I am not sure how I stumbled across this gem, and at Target.  I think I fell in love with Target just a little more.  So run to Target and see if it is at your store.  Have you heard of this publication?

Now if you will excuse me, I need to nurse my sore back and shoulder while I do a little reading, right after I wipe up a little drool.