While working on the next issue of ROMANTIC COUNTRY I thought you might enjoy a little sneak preview of some of its contents. The issue comes out mid-September and stays on the newsstands until mid-December so it covers Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. And it's full of spectacular decorating ideas and easy projects. The nice part about the issue coming out ahead of the holidays is that it gives you plenty of time to get ready for year end CeLeBrATioNs! Not to mention the fact that the projects are all very inexpensive to make, yet FabUloUS-
I don't know if you have been in craft stores lately (I was in and out of Jo-Anne's and Michael's looking for "stuff", as usual....) but if you haven't you need to go as there is (already!!) plenty of FALL items (on sale) to buy and make your decorations without stressing.
As for CHRISTMAS ideas, why not go back to what you have amassed from previous years and think about new ways to reuse some of the items. But if you are not in the mood to do that just wait until next month and this issue will put you in the right frame of mind.
Here is a little collage of some of the photos you will see. I know it's hard to tell and I am going to add some larger images below.
The little creatures are the creations of artist Sue Hadden and the photos were taken by Matthew Millman. This is just a tiny sample of the story
(photos by Michael Scott)
full of decorating ideas....
(photos by Rick Szczchewosky)
even a Romantic Christmas house
And these two new stunning books (available in September and early October) will make beautiful gifts for the holidays
Also: Don't miss the stories about these creative artists in our
People & Places section
Crafts guru Kaari Meng (French General)
Designer Tracy Porter
Shop maven Debbie Dusenberry (Curious Sofa)
Flea market queen Debi Beard (Mermaid's mercantile)
and last, but not least, Audrey and Vivian Heredia, the mother and daughter team behind the amazing
Though there is a lot more this should give you a nice little glimpse in what's coming up. As soon as I am through with the issue and we have decided on a cover I will post it for you.
Hope you enjoyed the preview..........