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Thursday, 19 May 2011

Country Living, May 2011 - Scrapbook Picks!

We've reached Thursday so we deserve a little break, right?! Let's dive into the May issue of Country Living as it's full of bargain ideas for the home. The issue, aptly titled 'The Bargain Issue', turned out to be quite a gem amongst the plentiful spring offerings from the major mags; packed full of easy to achieve ideas (they actually are easy, too!) and money saving tips from professionals, it more than covers the outlay of buying a copy. There's 134 fantastic finds for under $100, a room update for $48 and the home tour featured on the cover is a true delight - isn't that gallery wall of maps fantastic? Another favourite tear was the Pottery Barn Teen lamp, which has been teamed with old book pages in it's base to great effect. What catches your eye, friends?


  1. love the art above and the books in {the fireplace}. you rock!

  2. I loved this issue so much that I ended up buying copies for 2 of my friends! I'm especially in love with the map wallpaper...thanks for sharing your faves Will!

    ~Lily from Birch + Bird

  3. That lamp is beyond! I think I just may have found my next little DIY project. :)

  4. Look at those mini plates above the bed and matching chandelier. Adorable.

  5. Can i just say i would never buy country living as i dont really consider my style to be country but this issue looks so good! Love the maps and all the styling choices!

    Rachie xo

  6. I love that combination of white interior and colorful flowers or flowers' prints. Looks so natural and cozy, really great

    Greetings holiday apartment london

  7. whoa country living! i love the vintage glass bottles and the framed maps. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  8. I'm in love with that breakfast room with the powder blue chairs and dresser, so lovely! Looks like a great issue xo

  9. You picked out exactly the same things I did when I went through this issue! always love maps and the rustic coffee tables are my new fave :)

  10. I need to find a similarly genius place to store my books. We're building a bookshelf for the living room but it still isn't going to be enough and I think my husband is tired of tripping over what I'm currently reading :)

  11. I'm loving that striped chair. So very nautical.

  12. Those framed maps are so charming!

  13. I LOVE that office nook! It's amazing! I need to find one of these in NZ!

  14. Dear Will,

    I'm a new friend / follower.

    It looks so cool and refreshing


    Coastal Blue Ocean

  15. @ Parker, Connie - Love that fireplace as storage, too. Thanks for stopping by.

    @ Lily - I get so excited about good magazines like this as well!

    @ Brooke - I know, right?! Insanely good. I need to find a bell jar lamp asap!

    @ Rachie - Ditto, not normally my style so I was really surprised how many pages I was tearing out for inspiration.

    @ Lisa - The rustic coffee tables are beautiful, right?!

    @ Rachel - Such a calming space I think.

    @ Sherry - Anything nautical gets my vote!

    @ Jillian, Rach, Julie - I like the green bottles along the shelf above the desk with the maps.

    @ CHH - Welcome and thank you!


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