Thursday, November 20, 2008

This is getting to be a REAL pain...

ANOTHER favorite magazine, one of the few I actually subscribe to, has been canceled. The list of magazines I have loved and lost is getting longer and longer.

Now they are taking Cottage Living away from me (and you too!) I just found out about it on Shelterrific here.

Why, why, why?

Why is it that the magazines that supported design restraint and fairly good spending habits disappear while the ones that live to showcase excess carry on forever.* When it comes to shelter magazines, I have almost nothing in common with Metropolitan Home, Architectural Digest, or even Elle Decor.
However, I could always relate to magazines like Budget Living, Bargain Style, Living Room, Blueprint, and Cottage Living, which all acknowledged that everyone really wasn't "the millionaire next door". Those canceled magazines were the ones that could have helped save this country from our immense case of "keeping up with the Joneses". However, I guess since they were already preaching to the choir (people who don't buy willy-nilly everything their advertisers were selling) they weren't making enough money. Because magazine sales are all about the advertising, not us, the readers.

Well, here's a warning to Country Home.

I love you and I will try my hardest not to get a subscription to you, but you are about the only one left out there.

So please take care of yourself, ok?

*Although Home & Garden somehow didn't survive at it's last try at bat.

1 comment:

The Sale Rack said...

I hear you! Leave it to the blogs to offer budget friendly decor ideas!